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  • In their words: Gazette readers give thanks

    This year for Thanksgiving, we asked Gazette readers to tell us what they are thankful for. This is what is on their minds:  --- “I am thankful for the Mason family for inviting my daughter and I over for Thanksgiving! They are a beautiful family!” Heather Blair, 27, of Colorado Springs  --- “Thankful for doctors who can do...

  • Blog: Manitou Bindu brings yoga to Fine Arts Center

    Try on some new scenery for your yoga practice. Kat Tudor, Manitou Bindu and Smokebrush Foundation founder, will teach "The Yoga of Light and Radiance" inside the Fine Arts Center gallery. The latest exhibit is "Continuance: Charles and Collin Parson," and classes will be held in the gallery inhabited by Collin Parson's light installations....

  • Old Colorado City offers walk through time with 20th annual Holiday Tour

    Old Colorado City is perhaps best known for its charming cafes and inviting, brick-lined storefronts. But for the neighborhood's most ardent fans, it's the ghosts of history that give the place life. Reviving and celebrating those "ghosts" is the aim of the 20th annual Holiday Tour hosted by the Old Colorado City Historical Society. The...

  • The People's Pharmacy: Generic drug prices are skyrocketing

    Generic drugs are supposed to be inexpensive alternatives to pricey brand-name medications. But in recent months, there has been a surge in the price of some generic drugs. When most patients think about the difference between the cost of brand-name medicine and a generic, they imagine saving a bundle. And they can. For example, the beta...

  • Colorado Springs authors win national award for Pack-n-Go series

    Two Colorado Springs writers received top honors in the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, a national competition, for their Pack-n-Go series of travel adventure books aimed at young girls. Janelle Diller and Lisa Travis published the first book in the series, "Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost," in December 2013 and have been "flying along"...

  • 10 home-video releases to give for the holidays

    NEW YORK - Are you worried there will be nothing to look at once the holiday decorations come down? Here, in no particular order, is a list of 10 home-video goodies to fill the gap. They may not fit so well in loved ones' stockings, but they'll look just great on a video screen. (More good news: All can be purchased online and are typically...

  • Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

    Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book. Among this year's Christmas selections: Board books - "Maisy's Christmas Tree," by Lucy Cousins: Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. One...

  • Great gifts for the gamers in your life

    Chances are you have at least one child or adult video gamer (or someone who's a combination of both) in your family. How do you buy them something great without giving the surprise away? Let The Gazette's gaming gift guide point you in the right direction. With a little something for every type of player, the excellent titles listed here are...

  • Colorado fishing report for Nov. 27, 2014

    Conditions Northeast Colorado Eleven Mile - Trout (fair): Large fish hitting crawlers and PowerBait (chartreuse and pink working the best). Wooly Buggers, tube jigs and Tasmanian Devils (pink and black) are still doing well. Nice trout are still being seen at Lazy Boy, Rocking Chair and Witchers Cove in the early morning. North Shore and...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Nov. 27, 2014

    ALMANAC Cycling ONGOING The Joy Ride - Family-friendly 5- to 6-mile bike ride, meet between 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.; tinyurl.com/bzpmq8p. Hiking ONGOING Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108.
- Get Fit at the Garden - A Walk for Wellness, 9 a.m....

  • Trail Talk: Castle Rock park shows what can be achieved with hefty investment

    By now you might have heard of the new "Incline Lite" or "Mini-Ini" in Castle Rock. The 200-stair Challenge Staircase can be conquered in under five minutes. It's just one of many amenities in the town's new Philip S. Miller Regional Park. The 240-acre park includes 7 miles of trail, an aquatics center, trampoline area, golf simulator, batting...

  • Glow Run 5K to benefit Empty Stocking Fund

    Show your shining support for red-nosed reindeer - and The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund - at the first Holiday 5K Glow Run, 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Colorado Springs. Get your glow on by donning reflective gear and headlamps and carrying glow sticks; lighted gloves will be distributed to participants as long as supplies...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Nov. 26, 2014

    CLASSES ONGOING Chefs retail store - 4697 Centennial Blvd. Registration: 272-2700; chefscatalog.com.
- Hog Wild, 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, $65.
- Gifts from the Kitchen - Lotion and Lip Balm, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 3, $50. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension - 701 Court Street, Suite C, Pueblo. Registration required by...

  • Penuche fudge and vanilla custard together as pie

    Obviously, there will be pumpkin pie. There's not a lot of debate there. But this is Thanksgiving; one pie isn't sufficient. So which pie will be pumpkin's wingman? Bored with the usual selection of fruit and pecan pies, we decided to create something a little different. We were inspired by classic vanilla cream pies, but wanted something with...

  • Colorado's one-resident town, Bonanza, lives on

    Bonanza, a one-man, 133-year-old mountain town, lives on. Bonanza, in Saguache County, was in jeopardy of being relegated to the ash heap of history, facing "dis-incorporation" and losing its status as the state's smallest town because of a "lack of government." But the secretary of state's office announced Tuesday that Bonanza survives....

  • The Country Life: Turkeys going from Kate's Farm in Black Forest to the dinner table

    There's fresh - and then there's really fresh. The turkeys that customers ordered from Kate's Farm in Black Forest will be really fresh; they're being processed at a facility in Simla on Tuesday, just two days before they'll be on dinner tables. Their lives have been short - less than a year - but presumably happy, having been...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

    When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary School in Widefield School District 3 were warm and toasty in new coats. At the same time, $10,000 became available for scholarships for aspiring young musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Music and coats are the two parts of the 8-year-old Koats 4 Kids...

  • AROUND TOWN: It could be a banner year for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation's Empty Stocking Fund

    This is it. This is the year. "If there were going to be a year, this is it," Jerry Bruni, head of the Bruni Foundation, proclaimed during the kickoff celebration for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund.

  • Live Well: Channel your inner goddess of destruction

    When Kali makes an appearance, people stand up and pay attention. At first glance, you might be mesmerized by the Hindu goddess of destruction, with her beautiful face, long raven-colored hair and cornflower blue skin. But then you'll notice her multiple arms that clutch a sword, severed head and ball of fire. You'll take in her necklace of...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Nov. 25, 2014

    Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., if no cost listed, call or go online. Registration: 387-6000,...

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