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  • Penrose-St. Francis treatments help prevent future strokes

    Sponsored feature: At age 69, Restituta Kilmer had her first stroke; at age 72, she had her second – and what should be her last, thanks to the quick action of the stroke management team at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Penrose-St. Francis provides 24/7 advanced stroke treatment and was named a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by...

  • Blog: 'Eat Breathe Thrive' program addresses eating disorders

    Both men and women can struggle with disordered eating and unhealthy relationships with their bodies. A new program in the Springs this summer can help address those issues. It's called "Eat Breathe Thrive," and it seeks to address the problem through yoga, meditation, group-processing and community-building exercises and service...

  • Photo contest: Be part of 'Quintessential Colorado' 2015

    Living in a photogenic state, full of photogenic landscapes and people doing photogenic things, can be tough on a photographer. When every shot (save accidental selfies) seems worthy of postcard treatment, how do you pick a favorite? Send us your best "Quintessential Colorado" photo - or your 10 best, or your 100 best - and The Gazette will...

  • Poster featuring the Front Range on sale at Gazette

    A new printing of The Gazette's award-winning poster featuring Colorado's Front Range is on sale. Five thousand copies of the approximately 6-foot-by-1-foot illustration were printed and are available at The Gazette, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 100, and online at gazette.com/poster. The price is $32.95 plus tax and shipping and handling, said...

  • Year-round gardening: Last summer's unanticipated garden sensation

    Years ago, I noticed maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) in a local demonstration garden. It was late in the growing season, yet this plant was providing lots of color and interesting textures. So I planted maximilian sunflower. The plant grew, but it didn't thrive. It wasn't drought-tolerant. During the early summer months of 2014,...

  • Stent saves local man’s last functioning carotid artery

    Sponsored feature: On a typical day last fall, 76-year-old Joe Johann tilted his head back in front of the bathroom mirror and reached up to put a couple of eye drops in each eye. “As soon as I put my arms down I started getting dizzy,” he said. “I realized later, when my arm was raised, it was stressing out my artery and cutting off the blood...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for May 22, 2015

    On TV "The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family," 9 p.m., PBS: Jill Biden, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Jonas and others appear. TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE Birthdays Actor Michael Constantine ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Room 222") is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 77. Actor Frank Converse is 77. Actress Barbara Parkins...

  • Blog: Needle me

    After yet another night of sleep struggles, I made an appointment with an acupuncturist.  I wrote about acupuncture in a Live Well column a couple of years ago. I went to Springs Community Acupuncture, a donation-based clinic founded by Hannah Beachy. It was an enjoyable experience, and I always told myself I'd go back.  This time...

  • Colorado Springs church building destroyed by fire set to reopen

    Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church will reopen this weekend at its 1 S. Walnut Ave. location after the former building was destroyed by a fire in 2012. The church building has been renovated and renamed the South Campus of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Ministries. The public is invited to a praise and prayer service at 6 p.m....

  • Photo contest: Be a part of Quintessential Colorado 2015

    Be a part of Quintessential Colorado 2015 by uploading a photo of anything Colorado to Instagram. All Colorado residents are eligible to win. Simply post one, two or a hundred photos are you are entered to win. Click here for details.

  • Table Talk: Cañon City has new dining options at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

    If you're looking for an edgy dining experience, you should check out a couple of new places at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Cañon City. Executive chef Beau Green is creating concession food with flair at Café 1230 - a state-of-the-art restaurant 1,230 feet above the Arkansas River, over looking the gorge and bridge. From the large...

  • Dining review: Breakfast in the company of Colorado bears

    My guess is The Hungry Bear Family Restaurant has almost as many references to bears in its décor as eggs cracked each day in its kitchen - and this is one busy diner. Bears are everywhere in this popular Woodland Park eatery. They're featured on placards, photos and drawings. Teddy bears adorn shelves along the walls. I like bears as much as...

  • Recent youth suicides a 'terrifying situation' that must be addressed, El Paso County official says

    In what an official from the El Paso County Coroner's Office calls "a terrifying situation," two students from West Middle School committed suicide in the past few weeks. "It is a problem in our society that we don't properly deal with, and every effort should be made with prevention before it happens," Dr. Leon Kelly, deputy chief medical...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting May 21, 2015

    ALMANAC Hiking ONGOING Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108. - Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet at the trail head off the Garden of the Gods main parking lot, reservations not required. Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 21, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and...

  • Pet of the week: Sugar

    Name: Sugar Owner: Sherry Kuhlman Sugar's story: We adopted a rescue dog 3 years ago. We named her "Sugar" as she is white & so sweet! She loves to go for rides jumping up & down with happiness when she gets to go. She follows me everywhere even to the bathroom. She tries to talk by opening & closing her mouth while looking in your face, but...

  • AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence

    An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more. The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab fundraiser supported the service that has operated for more than...

  • AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI, speakers help the community recognize mental illness

    Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 before 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning, Camille Bzdek Blakely and her daughter, Patrice Winsor, stunned attendees, opening their personal lives with "Creativity, Finesse and Love:...

  • Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs-area craft distillers making their mark

    If you've attended a beer festival or bellied up to a craft bar (with a liquor-loving friend) in recent years, you've probably noticed suds aren't the only local soul-quenchers to be found. Sure, there's often hard cider and maybe wine, but more and more it's craft spirits appearing in places seemingly devoted to their brethren in barley....

  • Brew calendar: Colorado Springs-area beer events starting May 20, 2015

    A look at some of the top beer-related evebtsw around Colorado Springs: Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30% and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St.; 237-2711, drink@greenmantaps.com. Mondays-Sundays Great Divide Brewing...

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