More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Forest Service sets Christmas tree cutting dates

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — The U.S. Forest Service is planning to open five Christmas tree cutting areas along the Front Range next month. Areas on the Pike, Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests will be open for cutting between Dec. 6 and Dec. 14. A $10 permit per tree is required before entering...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from...

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

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    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...

  • 10 home-video releases to give for the holidays

    By Frazier Moore The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    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....

  • Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    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...

  • Great gifts for the gamers in your life

    By Terry Terrones terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    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...

  • Putting the kids to work on a sweet potato tart

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    It seemed an unlikely goal. I wanted a single solution for two problems - how to keep kids entertained while preparing Thanksgiving dinner and how to serve sweet potatoes in a fresh, creative way. Turned out to be easier than I thought, so long as I was willing to pitch in to get the...

  • Dear Donna: Holiday plans result in anxiety for woman

    By Donna Shugrue donna.shugrue@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Dear Donna, A man I have been dating for about six months has asked me to join him and his family for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. They live in another state so we would be flying there and spending two nights at his parents' house. I have said yes and he has bought the tickets....

  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches.

  • How to get Santa to reply to your kid's letter, with a North Pole postmark

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. The Postal Service can help parents prove it when Santa replies to a child’s letter to Santa — complete with a North Pole postmark. Here are the steps for children to get a letter back from Santa: Have your child write a letter to Santa and...

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