• Gazette travel: Finding, savoring the 'old' Japan

    By Kate Shefte kate.shefte@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    I tried to keep my expectations low after booking a flight to Tokyo. But when does that ever work? I wanted bright Torii gates and towering pagodas at every corner. I pictured willowy cherry blossom trees dipping delicate branches into dark, rocky ponds filled with koi. I longed to...

  • Side Streets: Flagpole a mini United Nation as Colorado Springs man airs flag collection daily

    Bill Vogrin
    Yesterday

    It was Friday, so of course a Canadian flag was flying over John King's east-side Colorado Springs house. That's because Friday was Constitution Day in the land of the maple leafs. Actually, King had to choose between Canada and Cambodia when carrying out his morning ritual of...

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting April 19, 2015

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SIGNINGS NBA - No Boys Allowed - Event and Book Signing - Specials, refreshments, entertainment and Janelle Diller will sign copies of "Virus," 5 p.m. Thursday, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument, for ladies only; 481-2665, coveredtreasures.com. Author Visit and...

  • Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting April 19, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    HELPING HANDS These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. - The American Cancer Society - 636-5101. Volunteer drivers also needed for Road to Recover Program; 630-4974. - Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs - Volunteers...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting April 19, 2015

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS April One Nation Walking Together Food Drive - Nonperishable food items and monetary donations to assist impoverished Native Americans locally, in Colorado and tribal regions in other Western states being accepted through April. For a list of drop-off...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting April 19, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 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. Monday - Englewood, Snoop Dog, with A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, 5:30 p.m.,...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting April 19, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama Sunday Abenmusik Chamber Choir Concert - 3 p.m., First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St.; 635-3549, fcucc.org. THURSDAY Screening of "Tsunambee - The Wrath Cometh" - Presented by Churchill Film Group, 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event...

  • Hundreds turn out for Earth Day events at Garden of the Gods

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A couple of thousand people celebrated Earth Day at Garden of the Gods on Saturday planting seeds, touring the park and getting up close and personal with birds of prey and zoo animals. Jayden Pagano, 8, said the day for him was about "celebrating the Earth." He and his 5-year-old...

  • Demolition work begins on famed record company building

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called "The Sound of Philadelphia." The Philadelphia International Records building is being torn down to make way for a 47-story...

  • Bucolic W.Va. county offers promise as tourism frontier

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Between mountain ranges and two national forests in West Virginia lies an Appalachian tourism frontier with serene, unspoiled countryside and some of the best rock climbing in the region. Pendleton County's remoteness serves as both a selling point and an...

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