More Carol McGraw Articles

  • Thanksgiving has roots in city names, too

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A cranberry isn't always a cranberry. And a turkey isn't always a turkey. Wow your relatives at Thanksgiving dinner with these tasty morsels from the U.S. Census Bureau, which lists these places (and their populations) in America named Cranberry: - Cranberry Township, Butler County,...

  • Fort Carson soldiers at work making Thanksgiving meals for the needy

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Feel overworked because you have to cook a single turkey for half a dozen people or so on Thanksgiving? What if you had to cook 350 turkeys for 3,000 guests? Thirty soldiers at Fort Carson volunteered to do just that for the celebration meals the Salvation Army is serving the...

  • Renovated Bennett Avenue expected to give boost to Cripple Creek

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek isn't paved in gold, but the new road surface is expected to help the town economically. Three blocks of the main street between 2nd and 5th streets in the historic Teller County gold rush town has a new look that is expected to boost tourism. The...

  • Fast facts from "America After 3 p.m." report on kids after school

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    What do kids do after school? Nationally, one in five kids are unsupervised. The After School Alliance Report this month released its "America After 3 p.m." report, which surveyed 30,000 families across the country. The alliance works with community gorups and government to provide...

  • Students' computer skills gain importance with new Colorado testing program

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The irascible goat in the purple jumpsuit is teaching the class how to keyboard. He tells everyone to put their fingers on the "home row" and exclaims "Let's rock and roll." Ashlyn Cortez, 8, positions her fingers perfectly on the keyboard and carefully types what she sees on the...

  • Donations pour in for Deja, the dog who needs surgery

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Brady was on a mission. The golden retriever walked into Colorado Canine Orthopedics and Rehab last month with an envelope clutched between his teeth. It was a donation from Brady's owners to help pay for surgery for Deja Boogie Ann Davis, a therapy dog. Deja suffers from severe...

  • East German dissident now in Colorado Springs watched wall come down from the west

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    In the tense times leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Trixi Skinner had to stay with her East German neighbors when her parents were sometimes jailed for participating in anti-communist freedom protests. "They were on the streets demonstrating. I was about 11 and my...

  • Colorado Springs residents recall childhood marked by reunification of Germany

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    They met eight months ago amid the breads and raisin-apple strudel in the kitchen of Wimberger's Old World Bakery in Colorado Springs. It was a serendipitous moment for the bakery employees - Claudia Hage, 31, and Stephanie Morris, 34. They say their new friendship would never have...

  • CC professor recalls jubilation as Iron Curtain disintegrated

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    The week the Berlin Wall cracked open, John Gould was in Prague on vacation from his teaching job at the American School in Paris. He was at the West German Embassy and then train station when he witnessed the jubilation of the first wave of liberated East Germans, who fled through...

  • Tips to check your cat for obesity, keep it trim and sleek

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Fat cats are those guys who are rolling in dough. But if you have a fat feline who's been rolling in too much tuna, it could be a health problem. How do you know if your cat is obese? Sometimes it's not easy, especially with the naturally big guys. An average cat weighs between 7...

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