<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:35:42 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip]]> http://gazette.com/honda-recalls-900000-odyssey-minivans-2nd-row-seat-may-tip/article/feed/512876?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/honda-recalls-900000-odyssey-minivans-2nd-row-seat-may-tip/article/feed/512876?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.

The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States.

Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue.

It says the Odyssey's second-row seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking if it isn't properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat.

The company is working on a way to repair the issue and says it will notify owners when one is available. It will be free. Until then, Honda has put instructions for properl

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]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:58:17 -0700 <![CDATA[192 Colorado Springs-area holiday events]]> http://gazette.com/192-colorado-springs-area-holiday-events/article/1613997?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/192-colorado-springs-area-holiday-events/article/1613997?custom_click=rss

Here is The Gazette's 2017 Holiday Fun Guide and a look at the numerous holiday events planned in Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and elsewhere in Colorado.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:11:45 -0700
<![CDATA[UCCS student uses Legos to capture historic Colorado Springs hotel]]> http://gazette.com/uccs-student-uses-legos-to-capture-historic-colorado-springs-hotel/article/1615397?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uccs-student-uses-legos-to-capture-historic-colorado-springs-hotel/article/1615397?custom_click=rss

Although a previous version of The Antlers hotel in downtown Colorado Springs has been lost to modernization, a local college student has preserved its architecture in Legos.

Adam Moore, 18, spent the spare moments of his final year at Doherty High School painstakingly building a scale model of the second Antlers, which was demolished in 1964 to make way for the current, modern building, opened in 1967 as the Antlers Plaza Hotel. Now those who never saw the beautiful building that was The Antlers for the better part of the 20th century can view it - in 3-D miniature.

The Antlers' second building was built in 1901 in the Italian Renaissance style, with symmetrical wings and, as Moore put it, "no front or back. They were both

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:40:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Delta says US approves joint venture with Korean Air]]> http://gazette.com/delta-says-us-approves-joint-venture-with-korean-air/article/feed/512702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/delta-says-us-approves-joint-venture-with-korean-air/article/feed/512702?custom_click=rss ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says U.S. regulators have given the green light to a joint venture with Korean Air, and the carriers are waiting for approval from the South Korean government.

Delta said Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the arrangement. It still needs approval from South Korea's transport ministry.

With antitrust immunity, the airlines can share costs and revenues from flights.

Delta says the airlines will sell seats on more of each other's flights and allow customers to earn and redeem frequent-flyer miles on both carriers.

Joint ventures have become common since the first one involving Northwest Airlines and Dutch carrier KLM in 1997. The largest U.S.

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]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:47:55 -0700 <![CDATA[Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain]]> http://gazette.com/brexit-benefit-lower-pound-boosts-tourism-to-britain/article/feed/512455?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brexit-benefit-lower-pound-boosts-tourism-to-britain/article/feed/512455?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country's 2019 departure from the European Union. But there's one industry that has so far clearly reaped a windfall from the Brexit decision — local tourism.

The sharp fall in the value of the British pound since last year's Brexit vote — it's down around 15 percent against a range of currencies — has made the country, which has been widely considered one of the more expensive places to visit, better value for money.

That means the pound in a tourist's pocket now goes further in what travel experts Euromonitor International say is the world's 8th most popular destination for overseas visitors in terms of revenue.

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]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:48:16 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, Nov. 18]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-nov.-18/article/1615363?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-nov.-18/article/1615363?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Saturday in the Colorado Springs area:

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:29:39 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, November 19]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-sunday-november-19/article/1615443?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-sunday-november-19/article/1615443?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:28:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Up to 3 feet of snow at Tahoe-area ski resorts]]> http://gazette.com/up-to-3-feet-of-snow-at-tahoe-area-ski-resorts/article/feed/512651?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/up-to-3-feet-of-snow-at-tahoe-area-ski-resorts/article/feed/512651?custom_click=rss RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ski resorts around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada are picking up where they left off last season with a big dump of snow ahead of next week's Thanksgiving holiday.

The National Weather Service said Friday the Mount Rose Ski Resort on the southwest edge of Reno received more than 3 feet of snow at the top of the mountain over the last two days after another 13 to 15 inches fell on the summit Thursday night into Friday.

The 40 inches at Mount Rose is the most so far in the Sierra, followed by estimated 23 inches at Heavenly at South Lake Tahoe, 19 inches at Squaw Valley near Truckee and 15 inches at Mammoth Mountain in Mono County — all in California.

Mount Rose set a seasonal record last year with

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]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:27:57 -0700 <![CDATA[Movie review: Mixing profound and silly, Nativity-themed animation 'The Star' is hit-and-miss affair]]> http://gazette.com/movie-review-mixing-profound-and-silly-nativity-themed-animation-the-star-is-hit-and-miss-affair/article/1615408?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/movie-review-mixing-profound-and-silly-nativity-themed-animation-the-star-is-hit-and-miss-affair/article/1615408?custom_click=rss

An animated fable about the first Christmas, "The Star," reimagines the Nativity from the perspective of an animal - actually, a menagerie of comical Holy Land critters, led by a miniature donkey, who become key supporting players in the tale.

Among the production companies making "The Star" are the faith-based Walden Media and Sony's religious wing, Affirm Films. The movie is sincerely Christian while also a slapstick animal 'toon. It's a mix that works only intermittently.

Screenwriter Carlos Kotkin and director Timothy Reckart

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:30:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 19, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-nov.-19-2017/article/1615405?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-nov.-19-2017/article/1615405?custom_click=rss

Retreats, classes and other religious-themed events in and around Colorado Springs.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:28:25 -0700
<![CDATA[After Bonn: where next for the global climate caravan?]]> http://gazette.com/after-bonn-where-next-for-the-global-climate-caravan/article/feed/512560?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/after-bonn-where-next-for-the-global-climate-caravan/article/feed/512560?custom_click=rss

BONN, Germany (AP) — As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here's a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming:

— Dec. 12, 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron has invited more than 100 world leaders to Paris for the second anniversary of the landmark climate accord forged in the city in 2015. President Donald Trump, who has said he wants to withdraw from the agreement, hasn't been invited to the "One Planet Summit."

— 2018: Next year's global climate talks take place in Katowice, Poland, from Dec. 3-14. In order for officials to finalize the rulebook there, preliminary meetings will have to be held

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]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:48 -0700 <![CDATA[UK agency investigates mid-air collision with casualties]]> http://gazette.com/uk-agency-investigates-mid-air-collision-with-casualties/article/feed/512497?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uk-agency-investigates-mid-air-collision-with-casualties/article/feed/512497?custom_click=rss LONDON (AP) — An aircraft and helicopter collided in mid-air Friday northwest of London and a "number of casualties" were reported, authorities said.

Fire and ambulance services rushed to the scene at 12:06 p.m. GMT (7:06 a.m. EST) near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Two ambulance crews, two ambulance officers and a rapid response vehicle were deployed, the South Central Ambulance Service said.

"We're aware of a number of casualties following an incident this afternoon," Thames Valley Police said in a tweet. "There were a number of road closures following the incident, which have now been lifted."

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending a team to the site of the accident, which is in dense woodland.

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]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:18:40 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, Nov. 17]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-friday-nov.-17/article/1615290?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-friday-nov.-17/article/1615290?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:18:49 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs ranked among best cities for singles]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-ranked-among-best-cities-for-singles/article/1615442?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-ranked-among-best-cities-for-singles/article/1615442?custom_click=rss

In a new study out by WalletHub, Denver has been ranked the fourth best city in the U.S. for singles, out of the 180 compared.

Two other Colorado cities were also ranked: Colorado Springs at 39 and Aurora at 111.

The incredibly scientific study took into consideration 32 “key indicators,” from number of online dating opportunities to the nightlife scene. (Shout out to New Haven, Conn., my home state, for the highest restaurant meal costs.)

Read full story at The Know.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:06:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Germany to press Kuwait after Israeli barred from flight]]> http://gazette.com/germany-to-press-kuwait-after-israeli-barred-from-flight/article/feed/512487?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-to-press-kuwait-after-israeli-barred-from-flight/article/feed/512487?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign ministry says it will press Kuwait about a law that prevented its national airline from transporting an Israeli citizen on a flight originating in Frankfurt.

Deputy foreign minister Michael Roth told Die Welt newspaper Friday that Germany's ambassador has been asked to raise the issue with Kuwaiti authorities.

The move follows a Frankfurt court ruling Thursday that Kuwait Airways didn't have to transport the Israeli on a 2016 flight that included a stopover in Kuwait City because it would have faced legal repercussions at home.

The court noted the airline wasn't allowed to have contracts with Israelis under Kuwait's boycott of Israel.

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]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:02:54 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Nov. 17, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-nov.-17-2017/article/1615461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-nov.-17-2017/article/1615461?custom_click=rss These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment.

- Community Partnership for Child Development/Head Start - 635-1536, ext. 276, cpcdheadstart.org.

- Greenheart International - Host exchange students; 238-6402.

- The McAllister House Museum - 635-7925.

- Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services Department - 365-5298.

- Mountain Community Senior Services - coloradoseniorhelp.com.

- Operation Christmas Child - Collects shoebox gift contents year-round for needy children worldwide; small, new toys, school supplies and hygiene items; samaritanspurse.org/occ.

- Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross - 632-3563.

- Pikes Peak Library District -

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]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:50:01 -0700 <![CDATA[Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts]]> http://gazette.com/federal-extreme-vetting-plan-castigated-by-tech-experts/article/feed/512035?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/federal-extreme-vetting-plan-castigated-by-tech-experts/article/feed/512035?custom_click=rss

Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed.

The experts, a group of more than 50 computer and data scientists, mathematicians and other specialists in automated decision-making, urged the Department of Homeland Security to abandon the project, dubbed the "Extreme Vetting Initiative."

That plan has its roots in President Donald Trump's repeated pledge during the 2016 campaign to subject immigrants seeking admission to the United States to more intense ideological scrutiny — or, as he put it, "extreme vetting .

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]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:23:07 -0700 <![CDATA[Airlines bump fewer passengers off oversold flights]]> http://gazette.com/airlines-bump-fewer-passengers-off-oversold-flights/article/feed/512231?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/airlines-bump-fewer-passengers-off-oversold-flights/article/feed/512231?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that airlines bumped 2,745 passengers between July and September.

That is about one in every 67,000 passengers, and it is the lowest rate since the department started keeping track of bumping in 1995.

The rate has dropped steadily this year, especially since April when video surfaced of Chicago airport officers yanking a 69-year-old man off a United Express plane to make room for an airline employee.

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]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:28:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Hawaiian Airlines holds onto top spot in on-time rankings]]> http://gazette.com/hawaiian-airlines-holds-onto-top-spot-in-on-time-rankings/article/feed/512237?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hawaiian-airlines-holds-onto-top-spot-in-on-time-rankings/article/feed/512237?custom_click=rss Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for September. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind schedule.

1. Hawaiian Airlines, 94.0 percent

2. Delta Air Lines 88.7 percent

3. Alaska Airlines, 86.4 percent

4. SkyWest Airlines, 86.1 percent

5. United Airlines, 85.5 percent

6. Frontier Airlines, 83.9 percent

7. American Airlines, 82.8 percent

8. Southwest Airlines, 82.4 percent

9. ExpressJet, 81.0 percent

10. Virgin America, 77.4 percent

11. Spirit Airlines, 75.1 percent

11. JetBlue Airways, 70.1 percent

Total for all covered airlines: 83.6 percent


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]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:27:20 -0700 <![CDATA[AAA expects 50 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-expects-50-million-americans-to-travel-over-thanksgiving/article/feed/512103?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-expects-50-million-americans-to-travel-over-thanksgiving/article/feed/512103?custom_click=rss If you're traveling over Thanksgiving, you'll have even more company than last year.

AAA predicts that 50.9 million Americans will travel over the holiday, a 3.3 percent increase over 2016 and the most since 2005. The auto club credits a growing economy and low unemployment for putting people in the traveling mood.

More than 45 million will travel by car between next Wednesday and the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the auto club said Thursday. About 4 million will fly, a 5 percent increase.

AAA and research firm IHS Markit base their forecast on recent and predicted growth in the economy, consumer spending, household wealth and other measures.

Road trips will cost more, however. The national average for a gallon of re

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]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:05:10 -0700 <![CDATA[German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers]]> http://gazette.com/german-court-kuwait-airways-can-refuse-israeli-passengers/article/feed/512075?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/german-court-kuwait-airways-can-refuse-israeli-passengers/article/feed/512075?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.

The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to have contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti law because of the Middle Eastern country's boycott of Israel.

The court said it didn't evaluate whether "this law make sense," but that the airline risked repercussions that were "not reasonable" for violating it, such as fines or prison time for employees.

An Israeli citizen, who was identified in court papers as Adar M.

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]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:38:28 -0700 <![CDATA[Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M]]> http://gazette.com/leonardo-da-vincis-christ-painting-sells-for-record-450m/article/feed/511569?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/leonardo-da-vincis-christ-painting-sells-for-record-450m/article/feed/511569?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

The painting, "Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. It was sold by Christie's auction house, which didn't immediately identify the buyer.

"'Salvator Mundi' is a painting of the most iconic figure in the world by the most important artist of all time," said Loic Gouzer, co-chairman of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's. "The opportunity to bring this masterpiece to the market is an honor

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]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:30:49 -0700 <![CDATA[France uncorks this year's batch of Beaujolais Nouveau wine]]> http://gazette.com/france-uncorks-this-years-batch-of-beaujolais-nouveau-wine/article/feed/512069?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/france-uncorks-this-years-batch-of-beaujolais-nouveau-wine/article/feed/512069?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — This year's Beaujolais Nouveau has been uncorked in France in the famous wine event that spawns nationwide parties — and plenty of hangovers.

A sip from the 2017 batch of the — often rough — red wine that's only aged a short time will evoke notes of wild strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant.

But the owner of Paris' Au Petit Chavignol restaurant, Bernard Roques-Bouges, said Thursday that the attraction of the highly-marketed annual event is simple: an excuse to party.

Roques-Bouges uncorked his first bottles at midnight Wednesday in the third week of November, as is tradition in the 24-hour celebration.

The merriment is taking place despite wine volumes being lower than normal this year owing

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]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:17:09 -0700 <![CDATA[Young duo heads 9 for Texas Sports Hall of Fame induction]]> http://gazette.com/young-duo-heads-9-for-texas-sports-hall-of-fame-induction/article/feed/511898?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/young-duo-heads-9-for-texas-sports-hall-of-fame-induction/article/feed/511898?custom_click=rss WACO, Texas (AP) — National championship-winning Texas quarterback Vince Young and former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young are among nine former athletes or coaches who make up the 2018 induction class for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

The 2018 class was announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony is scheduled for April 7.

Former Texas A&I and Chicago Bears running back Johnny Bailey will be honored posthumously.

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]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:18:26 -0700 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia helps Spanish-speaking victims in a new culture]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-centro-de-la-familia-helps-spanish-speaking-victims-in-a-new-culture/article/1615336?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-centro-de-la-familia-helps-spanish-speaking-victims-in-a-new-culture/article/1615336?custom_click=rss

The local domestic violence prevention center, now TESSA, reached out to the community in 1996 for bilingual therapists who could help Spanish-speaking victims.

Two not only answered the call, but also founded Centro de la Familia "to be a cultural anchor for Hispanic/Latino families" adapting to a new, diverse culture.

Therapists Sandra Hernandez and Mary Ann Carter created a one-stop center serving more than 1,600 individuals annually with family and individual counseling, parenting education, crisis intervention and holistic advocacy. Carter retired in 2009, and Hernandez will retire in the first quarter of 2018.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:11:05 -0700
<![CDATA[Ice skating returns to downtown Colorado Springs for holiday season]]> http://gazette.com/ice-skating-returns-to-downtown-colorado-springs-for-holiday-season/article/1615242?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ice-skating-returns-to-downtown-colorado-springs-for-holiday-season/article/1615242?custom_click=rss

Eat your heart out, Katarina Witt.

Things are about to get lively downtown with the opening of Colorado Springs' only outdoor ice skating rink. Skate in the Park will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Folks can hit the ice daily through Jan. 15.

A grand opening and free public skate will happen Friday, with remarks by city leaders and a skating demonstration by 2010 Olympian and U.S. Figure Skating Champion Mirai Nagasu.

Themed activities will take place throughout the holiday season, including a tree lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday, a skating session with members of the Colorado College hockey team on Dec. 3 and a SkateFest with U.S. Figure Skating on Dec.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:58:24 -0700
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Koats4Kids provides winter wear for schoolchildren, helps build a park]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-koats4kids-provides-winter-wear-for-schoolchildren-helps-build-a-park/article/1615337?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-koats4kids-provides-winter-wear-for-schoolchildren-helps-build-a-park/article/1615337?custom_click=rss

For 11 years, an energetic volunteer corps has provided thousands of new coats for area school children, one low-income elementary school at a time.

The Koats4Kids founding team stepped down last year, handing over the tradition to longtime volunteers and newcomers.

It was party night Oct. 13 at The Pinery when guests arrived with armloads of coats, more than 250 of them and enough for every student at Queen Palmer Elementary School. When there were too many of some coat sizes and not enough of others, Walmart stepped in to swap them.

Another part of Koats4Kids always has been cash donations to causes such as scholarships to the Colorado Springs Conservatory.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:57:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chefs offer 6 tips for making Thanksgiving sides ahead of big meal]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chefs-offer-6-tips-for-making-thanksgiving-sides-ahead-of-big-meal/article/1615185?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chefs-offer-6-tips-for-making-thanksgiving-sides-ahead-of-big-meal/article/1615185?custom_click=rss

You've fought the lines at the grocery store buying just the right turkey and the many ingredients for the big Thanksgiving dinner. Now you have to figure out how to get it all on the table at once and on time. The clock is ticking, so today we offer some strategies to get the meal on the table not only in time, but also in a way that lets you be with your guests rather than in the steaming kitchen.

We turned to personal chef Mari Younkin and Cortney Smith, vice president and culinary instructor at The Cooks Marketplace, for some tips on getting a handle on the meal.

Younkin's advice: "Create a menu and prepare your grocery list at least a week ahead. For sure, pay attention to the turkey. If it's frozen, it can take days in

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:54:26 -0700
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Send us your 2018 Nonprofit Fundraiser Save the Dates]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-send-us-your-2018-nonprofit-fundraiser-save-the-dates/article/1615338?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-send-us-your-2018-nonprofit-fundraiser-save-the-dates/article/1615338?custom_click=rss Let us know what nonprofit fundraising galas and events are in your plans for 2018.

We're putting together our Around Town calendar. Let us know by Dec. 1 what you have planned, and we'll publish a list Dec. 31 to start out the busy new year ... and let everyone know which weekends are already booked.

Email the date of your event, name of your nonprofit fundraiser, organization, event location if possible, when reservations will be taken, web/Facebook, contact info.

Send to linda.navarro@gazette.com with subject line 2018 Save the Dates. We'll update the list midyear.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Vietnamese chef explores healing benefits of Asian ingredients]]> http://gazette.com/vietnamese-chef-explores-healing-benefits-of-asian-ingredients/article/1615181?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vietnamese-chef-explores-healing-benefits-of-asian-ingredients/article/1615181?custom_click=rss

Haley Nguyen, one of the Vietnamese "boat people" who settled Little Saigon in Newport Beach, Calif., recently showed how to unlock the mysteries of international ingredients for fellow members of Les Dames d'Escoffier International,

At the annual conference of this group of women in the food, beverage and hospitality professions, Nguyen discussed how and why to use some ingredients she had pointed out during a tour of Little Saigon - ginger, bitter melon, turmeric, lemongrass and wood ear mushrooms.

"Because I'm a chef, I like to talk about making these healthy ingredients flavorful," she said. "When I was little and I'd get a little tummy-ache from eating street food, my mother would make a tea of water and a lot of

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:26 -0700