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  • Art for the Cure exhibit to close with silent auction, awards

    Sponsored Content: The Bridge Gallery will host an exhibit closing for “Art for the Cure: The Courageous and Beautiful” from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday. The ceremony will feature a silent auction and an awards ceremony for the People’s Choice Winner. The gallery, located at 218 W. Colorado Ave., has hosted the exhibit since October 3.“Someone from...

  • The Country Life: Cruelty to animals - Is there a difference between pets and farm animals?

    How do you define cruelty to animals? Colorado statutes offer a detailed definition that includes such actions as torturing, tormenting, needlessly mutilating or depriving an animal of "necessary sustenance." But while it seems pretty black and white, the issue, in reality, involves various shades of gray. Cruelty is, to some extent, in the...

  • The Survival Doctor: Hand-washing helps stop spread of disease

    It's quite frustrating when the best advice we get on how to avoid the latest scary virus going around is "wash your hands." Argh! That's all? No herb, vitamin, tonic or miracle drug we can take and poof, we're protected? Sorry, no such luck. True, we do have immunizations against many viruses. Immune boosters? I'll have more on that later....

  • Colorado Springs conference to tackle the realities of aging

    Today's adults are facing aging in new ways and on multiple fronts, often caring for ailing parents as they themselves confront the realities of change. To help the community plan for adjustments that come with aging, The Gazette will host a one-day Successful Aging Expo on Nov. 1 featuring seminars, workshops and vendor exhibits on topics...

  • The People's Pharmacy: Patient in pain outraged over new hydrocodone rules

    On Oct. 6, a Drug Enforcement Administration decision to restrict access to hydrocodone combination pain relievers (HCPs) went into effect. Medications such as Lortab, Norco, Vicodin and generic formulations have moved from Schedule III to Schedule II. The difference between categories is huge. A Schedule II drug is considered to have a...

  • Eat Well: Pink peppercorns may cause allergic reactions

    Pink peppercorns can be dangerous to people with tree nut allergies. Who knew? As soon as Janet and Mike Johnston, the owners of the Savory Spice Shop parent company in Denver, had that fact brought to their attention, they alerted customers. "We've always known that they (pink peppercorns) were related to cashews and share that information...

  • Colorado Springs-area births: Sept. 16-29

    - EVANS ARMY HOSPITAL CERCONE: Eric and Elizabeth, 
Colorado Springs, a boy, Sept 16. WALKER-MIRANDA-WALKER: William Walker-Miranda and Addy Walker, Colorado Springs, a girl, Sept 16. WILLIAMS: Justin and Heather, Colorado Springs, a boy, Sept 16. BROWN III-BROWN: Chestnut Brown III and Gala Brown, Colorado Springs, a girl, Sept 17....

  • Colorado Springs-area births: Oct. 5-11

    - EVANS ARMY HOSPITAL GRANT: Brandon and Rebecca, Colorado Springs, a girl, Oct. 5. JENKINS: Mariah, Colorado Springs, a girl, Oct. 5. L'ECUYER JR.-L'ECUYER: Thomas L'Ecuyer Jr. and Traci L'Ecuyer, Colorado Springs, a boy, Oct. 5. WEEMS: Tyler-Len and Marissa, Fountain, a boy, Oct. 5. EYLANDT: Justin and Jessica, Fountain, a boy, Oct. 6....

  • Colorado Springs-area births: Sept. 30-Oct. 3

    - EVANS ARMY HOSPITAL FONDERSMITH: Nicholas and Andra, Peyton, a girl, Sept 30. MILLER: David and Jacqueline, Colorado Springs, a girl, Sept 30. SANDERS: Jacob and Alexis, Colorado Springs, a boy, Sept 30. SCOTT-SUBJECT-SCOTT: Evan Scott and Elizabeth Subject-Scott, Peyton, a boy, Sept 30. KNIGHT-CHANDLER-BENTLEY: Nakia Knight and Labrea...

  • Halloween attractions up the scare factor

    Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face. At Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park, Calif., guests are outfitted with neon-green laser guns and ordered to shoot actors portraying zombies by aiming at their heads. At the Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati, a butcher appears to demonstrate how...

  • Colorado Springs' nonprofit's tiny horses yield big benefits

    If you happened to be driving down a certain cul-de-sac on the east side of Colorado Springs around 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, you would have encountered an odd scene: four women and three miniature horses playing kickball. Technically, the humans were playing kickball. The horses, they mostly stood beside their people, a trio of residents...

  • Medical oncologists guide patients through testing, treatment

    Sponsored Content: A cancer diagnosis is filled with many unknowns for a patient not versed in its complexities and treatment options. That’s why medical oncologists Dr. Carmen Matei and Dr. Sue Kim make it a point to be not only technical, but personal, with each breast cancer patient they meet. Matei, who works with patients at Rocky Mountain...

  • Glenwood Springs getting another hot springs park

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs is getting another hot springs park. Developers of the Iron Mountain Hot Springs at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park are holding a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the site of the historic Iron Springs Spa west of Two Rivers Park. The property has been vacant since 1996 when the historic bath house and...

  • List: Halloween events for adults in the Colorado Springs area

    Oct. 24-31: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - Presented by Fire and Ice Theatrical, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25, Oct. 29-31, Club Q, 3430 N. Academy Blvd., for ages 18 and older, $10-$20; 422-9423, tinyurl.com/lczmav8. Oct. 25: BloodLux Bash - Food trucks, creative drinks, entertainment and more, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Colorado Springs Fine Arts...

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Dispelling some cat myths at Halloween

    Cats - particularly black cats - get a bad rap this time of year. Black cats are a common Halloween symbol - unfairly associated with bad luck and witchcraft. There's no better time than now to turn around their luck. Let's start by debunking some myths associated with all cats: - Cats scratch because they are mean. Sometimes cats will claw...

  • Drive-thru review: A mile-high pile o' bacon tops Carl's Jr.'s latest

    Let's get something straight: The Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger has nothing to do with Denver. It's got everything to do with the pile o' bacon nestled on top of a Certified Angus Beef patty. There's 1.5 ounces of bacon here. In bacon weight, 1.5 ounces is a lot - almost four times the bacon found on a regular bacon cheeseburger at Carl's...

  • Colorado Springs area events calendar for seniors

    Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required: 387-6000, cssenior
center.com. Call for information. TUESDAY How to's of Real Estate Transfers - 10-11 a.m., $3. Tunes on Tuesdays - With Oasis, 1:30-3 p.m. Wine and Watercolor - 6-8 p.m., $30. TUESDAY-NOV. 4...

  • Bible app reaches milestone with 1,000th available translation

    Edmond, Okla. - People living in the West African nation of Cameroon are connecting to the Gospel because of Oklahomans they never have met. And one Oklahoman in particular, Bobby Gruenewald, couldn't be happier. Gruenewald, pastor-innovation leader at LifeChurch.tv, created the Edmond-based megachurch's wildly popular YouVersion Bible app...

  • Side Streets: List of famous Colorado Springs-area residents lengthens

    Turns out my list of famous Colorado Springs residents was far from complete. Luckily, plenty of Side Streets readers were happy to fill in some of the gaps with their suggestions after my column last week. None quibbled with my suggestion that silent movie superstar Lon Chaney, eccentric genius inventor Nikola Tesla and Peanuts cartoonist...

  • COLORADO EVENTS: OCT. 19

    Colorado Calendar Call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Through Oct. 31 - Near Avondale, Frederika Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, $7-$8; frederikafallfestival.com....

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