Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting Aug. 31, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson

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.

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Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting Aug. 23, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson

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...

Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

TOKYO (AP) — The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair of...

850k DC-area residents expected to travel for Labor Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 850,000 people in the Washington metro area are expected to celebrate Labor Day by traveling 50 miles or more.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Monday that it expects 850,700 people in the...

Dear Donna: Is widow really ready to date?

By: Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette

Dear Donna,

I have been widowed for two years after a long-term marriage. I feel like I am ready to start dating and I have been on two dates. They were perfectly nice men, and I had a good time. But after a...

Smoky Mountains appealing to visitors not to leave mark

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are asking visitors to refrain from leaving their mark on the park.

Rangers say graffiti detracts from the park's natural beauty and...

Ginseng harvest permits available Tuesday in Boone Forest

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — People interested in harvesting ginseng from the Daniel Boone National Forest may obtain a permit this week.

Permits are $20, and holders may collect up to 1 pound of green, non-dried...

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the...