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  • Grandma Nancy - Grandparenting From Afar

    Nancy Dyson has grandchildren in far flung places. She has developed ways to keep in touch even though separated by miles and has offered to share her experience with Gazette Parents on a monthly basis.

  • Little libraries in Colorado Springs serve as real-world hub in a digital age

    Judge a Little Free Library solely by its cover and odds are you'll assume it's something else. A birdhouse, say, or a fancy mailbox inspired by Pinterest. Like its much larger brick-and-mortar siblings, though, it is a hub for many worlds - literary and literally. "It's about the joys of reading and about instilling that in our daughter, but...

  • Video Game Review - 'Assassin's Creed Unity' brings the French Revolution to life

    Title: Assassin’s Creed Unity Format: PC, PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher/Developer: Ubisoft ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: B +  What is it? An action adventure game set in Paris during the French Revolution. “Assassin’s Creed Unity” is the seventh game in the series so long time fans can expect all the experiences...

  • Colorado Springs boy accepted for experimental leukemia treatment program

    Compared to other kids his age, 11-year-old Aden Knar is bony and sickly looking. He walks hunched over and complains of body aches and pains. He's nauseated and weak. But compared to other children who have cancer, he's like Hercules, says his dad, Mike Knar. "For some reason, he can really take a beating." Aden has received chemotherapy...

  • Holiday cookie contest: Do you have a winning recipe?

    The holiday season is right around the corner, and nothing says holidays quite like fresh-baked cookies. So ignore the frigid temperatures outside and warm up your home with some aromatheraphy from the oven. We're looking for the best holiday cookies. Email your favorite recipe to Food Editor Teresa Farney at teresa.farney@gazette.com. The...

  • The City of Light comes to vivid life in 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

    The game An action-adventure game set in Paris during the French Revolution. "Assassin's Creed Unity" is the seventh game in the "Assassin's Creed" series, so longtime fans can expect all the experiences they've come to appreciate from this franchise - a sandbox environment, lots of stealth and a complex story. This iteration includes a new...

  • National Signing Day Coverage: List of local athletes expected to sign; share experiences of your student-athlete

    Wednesday is National Signing Day and dozens of Colorado Springs area athletes are expected to sign to play college athletics. Feel free to post photos and share experiences of your student-athlete or someone you know signing their national letter intent on the gazettepreps Facebook page. Also, feel free to tell us what's going on at your...

  • National Signing Day notes

    Pine Creek's 'Three Amigos' go separate ways Three volleyball players are splitting up after one heck of a ride. Pine Creek's Kristina Susak is going to Division I South Dakota, Alyssa Brinton is going to Colorado-Colorado Springs and Megan Hamstad made it official that she is going to Sioux Falls (D-II) during Pine Creek's National Signing...

  • America's Top Teens searching for talent

    A proposed television series, “America’s Top Teens,” is looking for students, ages 13-19, to be nominated for the pilot of a new video magazine. Teenagers who have overcome the odds, accomplished noteworthy achievements or have extreme talent will be considered. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by a parent or teacher. To...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant fires employee who served kids liquor

    A Colorado Springs Joe's Crab Shack has fired an employee who put alcohol into small children's drinks last week, according to a statement from the company. An internal investigation revealed that the employee was not following procedure, the statement said. The family, whose children ages 2 to 8 were affected, told Gazette news partner KKTV...

  • Lawsuit claims Colorado Springs school limits student's Constitutional rights

    A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit. A nonprofit legal organization, Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Denver on Friday, on behalf of Pine Creek senior Chase Windebank. The student says...

  • New Castle Rock city park has something for everyone, including mini incline

    After her second trip to the summit - a 200-stair climb straight up a ridge - Diana Pine could have been forgiven for cursing. Instead, she was full of praise. "This is the best thing they could have done for me," the Castle Rock woman exclaimed between gasps, grateful for a demanding new workout routine. Known as the Challenge Staircase...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection'

    Title: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Format: Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: 343 Industries ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: A+   Halo: MCC Haiku Review Halo in HD 4 games and multiplayer  A ton of content What’s it all about: “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” offers the...

  • Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

    You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" still can see old favorites such as Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969. Cookie Monster now exercises...

  • Drive-thru review: Sweet dreams packed into Denny's Apple Danish Stuffed French Toast

    Denny's, our largest chain of full-service, sit-down family diners, joined forces with cable station TNT to bring Apple Danish Stuffed French Toast to the light of day - and all night. This melting-pot dish won first place on an episode of "On the Menu," a cooking game show hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and TV home handyman Ty...

  • Video Game Review - 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' hits its target

    Title: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Format: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Activision Developer: Sledgehammer Games ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: A –  What is it? The eleventh and most recent installment of Activision’s popular “Call of Duty” franchise. Set in 2054, gamers play as Jack...

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