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  • Colorado Springs Cub Scouts show their compassion for animals

    A large dose of compassion was doled out Monday by Cub Scout Pack 807 at Harrison School District 2's Giberson Elementary. Eric Perenyi, 7, and five other Pack 807 Cub Scouts collected items for care packages to be donated to the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs. Eric, a first-grader, is proud to have been part of the effort. "I'm...

  • Blog: To arm balance or not to arm balance

    I don't particularly like, nor am I all that good at, arm balances in yoga. There, I said it.  I'm probably supposed to love them because I'm a teacher, but I just don't right now. When I first started doing yoga, I watched with awe all the yogis in class who could do unbelievable things with their bodies. They balanced their torsos on...

  • Infighting blamed for shut down of Colorado Springs' NAACP office

    The NAACP's Colorado Springs branch recently suspended all meetings and activities amid political infighting that has threatened to unravel the organization. The local branch is "unable to operate" until at least the end of May and has sought help from the NAACP's headquarters in becoming compliant with the national organization's rules,...

  • Colorado girl stars in 'Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy' at The Broadmoor World Arena

    The queen of the fairies is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Should Madison Mahoney start school this fall at the University of Colorado or re-sign her contract with "Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy" for a second year of touring? The 18-year-old from Louisville has a few months to decide, but knowing that next year's tour will head...

  • Patriotic till the end: Colorado Springs veteran, 87, dies building flagpole

    Age was no barrier for Richard "Dick" French, who, at 87, set out to build a 20-foot flagpole in the yard of his Colorado Springs home to show off his immense patriotism. For months, he talked up the project to family members and couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so he could get started. On Easter, he planned to hold a ceremony for his...

  • DIY ideas for the Easter brunch table

    Make the most of your Easter celebration by preparing a brunch table with a few easy, handcrafted items. "A couple of special touches will make it feel like a more special gathering," says Taryn Mohrman, senior lifestyle editor at Woman's Day magazine. She recommends keeping things simple, adding only one or two decorative items to the table...

  • Dear Donna: Woman should keep dating options open

    Dear Donna, I met a man who I was very excited about getting to know. After three dates, he asked me if I was dating anyone else. I told him there is another man I met recently who I likely was going to see again. I could tell he was not happy about my response, but he dropped the subject. Later, he told me he did not date anyone who also was...

  • Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting March 30, 2015

    SENIOR CALENDAR 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 Internet Safety - 9-11 a.m., $10 Tuesday-April 14 Creative Critters...

  • Send your questions about disaster preparation and recovery to The Gazette

    It's that time of year again, when residents around El Paso County should gear up for wildfire and flood season in Colorado. While no one can predict disasters - and it's still too early to tell if the county might have a bad wildfire year - it's never to early to prepare. Do you know how to protect your house from a wildfire, or flood?...

  • Photos: Marchers want more recognition of Cesar Chavez in Colorado Springs

    The steady strumming of guitars accompanied marchers singing and chanting in Spanish through downtown Colorado Springs as dozens of people celebrated the legacy of the late labor advocate Cesar Chavez. Saturday's march, which went from Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum north to Acacia Park, is part of an effort to increase awareness about the...

  • Colorado Springs woman's master's project aim to improve students' healthy eating, fitness

    Nicole Leth would love for her master's degree project, Fueling the Future, to expand across the country. "That would be my dream," she said. Her goal is to help children in military families take up healthy eating and exercise habits at young ages. She piloted the program in Germany when her husband was stationed there, and then brought it...

  • Woodmen Valley Chapel hosts caring ministry workshop

    "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2 Biblically speaking, ministering is not only a pastoral duty, but the obligation of all faithful. "The law of Christ boils down to loving your neighbor and loving everyone," said the Rev. Brent Williams, director of pastoral care at Woodmen Valley Chapel in...

  • HBO's 'Going Clear' leaves future of Scientology unclear

    The only murky thing in "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," HBO's scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the church that sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard built more than 60 years ago after it airs? The two-hour film directed by Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney is a merciless examination of the Church of...

  • Meet the Muslim actor playing Jesus in Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus'

    "Bless you for playing Jesus, peace be upon him." This was the response of Lebanese-born actor Haaz Sleiman's mother after she learned that her son had been cast as Jesus in National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus." The three Abrahamic religions will collide on Palm Sunday when the television special premieres at 6 p.m., with a...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fun on the Boardwalk to help victimized children

    Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games and winning kitschy little prizes. This was the Boardwalk Safe Passage style, circa the 1930s, down the hallways and in the ballroom at the Marriott Hotel on March 7. In true Safe Passage fundraiser gala fashion, the 20th annual event to benefit the nonprofit, which provides...

  • AROUND TOWN: West Point Founders Day celebrated with superintendent

    If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point graduates. The Military Academy at West Point was established by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, and during the month of March the 140 West Point Alumni Societies honor Founders Day with a variety of get-togethers. The West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region,...

  • Book review: 'Twelve Days'

    From a shoulder-fired rocket aimed at a passenger jet that alights its opening pages, "Twelve Days" is the sort of spy thriller that locks you in a fast and ferocious grip and won't let you go. There are four continents of antics. There are drone strikes, bomb blasts and terrorist attacks. Russian arms dealers, tete-a-tetes with Saudi royals...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting March 29, 2015

    NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS March Chefs' Gala and Silent Auction - 5 p.m. Sunday, to benefit Colorado Springs Chorale, 5 p.m., Antler Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Reservations: 634-3737, csc@cschorale.org. Barks and Bling - 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, to benefit the Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region, Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive....

  • Colorado travel calendar starting March 29, 2015

    Colorado Calendar Be sure to 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. Wednesday - Denver, Fleetwood Mac, 8 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle Denver, $49.50-$179.50; altitudetickets.com....

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 29, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "King of Kings" Silent Film - 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $5; 636-5011, ilc-cos.org. "The Thorn" - Ballet Society Dancers, 3 p.m., New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway, $14-$49; thethorn.net. MONDAY "The Great Divorce" - 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. performance,...

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