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  • Almost $100,000 awarded to local arts and cultural organizations in Colorado Creates grant program

    Colorado Creative Industries awarded almost $100,000 in grants to 14 local arts and cultural organizations on Monday. The Colorado Creates grant program provides financial support to statewide nonprofit cultural organizations and government agencies that produce arts and cultural activities. This year, the program gave out 162 grants in 32...

  • Service plays matchmaker between task seekers, task-doers in Colorado Springs

    In a busy world, who has time to mow the lawn, stand in line for the latest iPhone or Black Friday purchase or bake a special dessert? On the premise that someone inevitably has the time and inclination to perform tasks that others are too time-strapped or unable to take on themselves, University of Colorado graduate Aric Franzmeier started...

  • Ready for fall? 5 things to get you into the new season

    The first day of fall is upon us Tuesday, so here are five things to get your leaves changing. 1: Pick some apples: Head to Jenkins Farm's Apple Valley Orchard in Penrose to haul in a basket. They're open Friday through Sunday and serve up top-notch cider too. Check it out: www.penroseapples.com 2: Help kids pick pumpkins: The Pikes Peak...

  • Tattered Cover founder Stephen Cogil Casari dies at age 66

    Stephen Cogil Casari, founder of Denver's fabled Tattered Cover Book Store and the agent who shepherded Norman Maclean's "A River Runs Through It" to publication, died Sept. 15 in Grand Rapids, Mich., due to complications from cancer. He was 66. A Denver native, he started in the book business at the Old Corner Bookstore in Boston, but...

  • List: Select area museums will open doors for free on Saturday

    Smithsonian magazine will once again provide folks with free admission to museums around the country. The 10th annual Museum Day Live! is Saturday. Local participating museums include Miramont Castle, ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy, May Natural History Museum and the American Numismatic Association Money Museum....

  • Case of NFL star stirs debate over corporal punishment

    In May, when National Football League star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the kind of discipline that he credits for setting him on the...

  • Bombastic season opener for the Philharmonic

    Superb symphonic music is back in the Springs. With guest conductor Cristian Macelaru at the helm, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic launched what has the look of its most exciting and challenging season in decades. On this occasion, the experience was an over-the-top sonic spectacular that left much of the audience punch drunk. This...

  • Gordon Lightfoot knows what's expected

    7:30 p.m. Monday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $43-$68;
520-7469, ticketswest.com. Gordon Lightfoot knows what his fans want: the cream of the crop. The longtime performer is famous for his extensive playbook of beloved folk and pop songs from the 1960s and '70s, including "Sundown," "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and...

  • Project Funway empowers Colorado Springs foster teens

    Each of the 16 foster teen models looked a bit timid when they first stepped onto the runway at The Pinery on the Hill, but they stepped off beaming bright, confident smiles at a fashion event that felt a like a coming-of-age celebration. One by one, the girls showed off back-to-school, western, career and formal ensembles during Project...

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Insurance another tool in providing cat care

    Dear readers, Most pet owners understand the importance of having health insurance for themselves, but they may not think it's important for their cats (or dogs for that matter). My opinion? Having health insurance for our furry loved ones is equally as important. Think of pet insurance as another tool - along with health and wellness...

  • Drive-thru review: Flavor of Wendy's newest sandwich drowned by the toppings

    Wendy's is at it again, cranking out new products practically on a monthly basis to keep its customers interested. Here's the Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche breakdown: a lightly breaded, boneless chicken breast, topped with Dijon aioli, sliced red onions, spring-mix greens, caramelized onion sauce and smoked Gouda cheese on a toasted brioche...

  • Senior calendar Sept. 22, 2014

    Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. If cost not listed, call Senior Center for information. TUESDAY Your Estate Plan - 
10-11 a.m., $3. Preserving Your Harvest - 1-2 p.m., $3. Natural Gas Safety - 
2-3 p.m., free. Wine and...

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  • More than 700 people enjoy barbecue lunch from Marian House

    Dozens of people were lined up before the Marian House opened its doors Saturday morning, ready to enjoy a special meal. The soup kitchen near downtown Colorado Springs serves meals to people in need every day, but barbecue is not always on the menu, hence the gathering of people sitting in the shade of the building or at dining tables set up...

  • Side Streets: Oklahoma Joe restored Gazette to award-winning form

    It was bleak inside the newsroom on Prospect Street on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, when Joe Hight arrived to become editor of The Gazette. We were shell-shocked from the latest dismissals and bracing for impact as another new owner was announced. There's no way Joe could know how grim things were when he accepted the offer from Clarity Media, as...

  • History Colorado makes its way to Colorado Springs on Monday

    History Colorado officials will be in Colorado Springs on Monday to gather ideas and suggestions from residents as the state updates its plan to preserve Colorado's most important historical sites and resources. "The basis for the meeting is we are doing our 5-year update on the state preservation plan, which is named 'The Power of Heritage...

  • Jewish High Holy Days are time for reflection, grief

    Wednesday night, Jews in Colorado Springs and around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashana and welcome in the Jewish New Year of 5775. But no silly hats or gaudy party balloons will accompany the sounding of the shofar, the hollow ram's horn that is blown like a trumpet. That's because Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the High Holy Days, a...

  • Colorado Springs couple honored for 50 years of parish work

    Edwin and Lea Zorn, longtime parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, are among six recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, bestowed annually by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers to honor the work of Congregation of Holy Cross laypeople in the U.S. and abroad. Married 62 years, the Zorns have been...

  • Colorado Springs Nonprofit Events Calendar

    September "Howbert, Waite and The Ladies - The Colorado Gubernatorial Election of 1894" - Friday, to benefit El Paso County Pioneers' Association, Eagles Aerie, 1050 S. 21st St. Reservations: 591-6517. Golf Classic - Friday, to benefit St. Mary's High School, Country Club of Colorado, 125 Clubhouse Drive. For times/registration:...

  • Helping Hands calendar Sept. 21

    HELPING HANDS - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center docents informational coffee - Friday; Debbie Kessler, 488-5857. - Care and Share Food Bank - Wanda Stanley, 528-1247. - Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs - Volunteers needed to fill positions on the board of directors. Send letter of interest to 1322 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 115;...

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