• AROUND TOWN: A Yuri Space Party for Colorado Springs Science Center

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted grant from the Edson Foundation to help jump start the 65,000-square-foot brick-and-mortar Colorado Springs Science Center, envisioned as "a landmark, leading-edge science and technology interactive museum" in lower...

  • AROUND TOWN: Elder abuse a focus of Silver Key and Colorado's mandatory reporters

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care, dignity and respect. Elisabeth Almond's words brought soft smiles and knowing head nods from 400 guests at Silver Key Senior Services' Silver Linings fundraising breakfast. The subject of the morning on April...

  • Where does Christina Tosi go after compost cookies? Dinner!

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Christina Tosi is just trying to show how mundane her day-to-day pantry staples really are. Thing is, she can work a sort of magic with mundane that most of us can't even dream off. Tosi — who came to fame for her exotic sweets like crack pie and compost cookies at New...

  • Concept drawings for $100M Medal of Honor Museum unveiled

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation has released conceptual drawings for its $100 million Medal of Honor Museum on Charleston Harbor. The museum is being planned for a site at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant....

  • SudSisters: The brew run tradition runs deep in Colorado

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    A team of new brewers entered the field this month when the Colorado Springs Sky Sox played their season opener at Security Service Field - the club's first game as the top affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, which it joined in a two-year player development contract last year. Seems...

  • Smithsonian to reopen Renwick Gallery near White House

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian plans to reopen the Renwick Gallery in November after a $30 million renovation of the nation's first structure built to be an art museum. Smithsonian officials announced Tuesday that the Renwick Gallery will reopen Nov. 13. The museum across from the...

  • Priest pleads not guilty to new charges in child-sex case

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest has pleaded not guilty before a federal magistrate in western Pennsylvania to additional charges that he traveled to Honduras to have sex with poor street children during missionary trips. The Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr. has been...

  • For classic Alabama barbecue, only white sauce will do

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    When people think barbecue sauce, they usually think something tomato- or vinegar-based. But today, I want to convince you to consider another breed of barbecue — white. White barbecue sauce is popular in northern Alabama. I was first introduced to it years ago by a friend who was...

  • Chicago's Art Institute receives largest gift in its history

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Art Institute of Chicago is receiving a major gift of contemporary art, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Jeff Koons. The museum said Wednesday that it is receiving 42 pieces from Chicago-based philanthropists Stefan T. Edlis and...

  • Colorado Springs middle school teacher inspires students in her World Culture and Cuisine classes

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    "Today, we are going to France." And with that introduction, Diane Hathaway has the undivided attention of her class of students at Eagleview Middle School. "Cooking in France is a religion. They are especially known for their crepes," she tells the eighth-graders. "Crepes were...

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