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2011’s economy has been far from predictable, unless of course you own a crystal ball and perhaps a Ouija board. I say far from predictable because yes, we all assumed it was going to be a sluggish year, but we had some rollercoaster days on the market that made many skiddish. It made me think ab...
The International Dance Club provides free beginner’s dance lessons for its members. Non-members can attend, but they will be asked to consider joining after trying out the program for three classes OR support the club by attending some of the Sat. night dances.  Locaated at 2422 Busch Avenue, Co...
It’s not too late to hit up the Farmer’s Market, in fact in Colorado this is thee time to hit the farmer’s market! Abundant, vine ripened tomatoes, summer squash and zucchini, onions, carrots and more await your culanary expertise at this growing market located in Acacia Park on the corner of Tej...
The Arts and Crafts or Craftsman style homes were an answer back to the Victorian style homes, exemplifying the old ways of building a house by fabricating it by hand. Many homes are marked by beams with softly rounded ends, rafter tails that extend beneath the roof,  wide covered front porches a...
Victorian homes can be found all over Colorado Springs, and all over the country. Why? It’s popularity ran from the 1860s to 1900. A lot of families were moving from the east to the west, bringing along those design elements which took inspriation from the newly available mass-produced trim work ...
There is a theater in town (115 E. Pikes Peak Ave) which features first-run movies and the very best of current independent and foreign films. Not only are the movies at Kimball’s Twin Peak Theater great, the atmosphere is a nice change from the average mega-plex theaters popping up at the out sk...
PPLD stands for the Pikes Peak Library District. Free for residents to join, you just need to bring proof of address and a photo id, the stacks of books can be the perfect place to lose yourself for a day or a lifetime. With school right around the corner, the library system is a great tool for t...
The Georgian architectural style was made popular in the 1700s emulated from the Greek and Roman designs using balance, proportion and scale. The homes, typically found in the South and Eastern parts of the country (and most universities across the country), feature chimneys on each end of a “hip...
This past weekend (Labor Day) is the annual Colorado Springs Balloon Classic.   This is a terrific event for kids, families and the overall community.  With so much negative news it was a pleasure to be able to focus on something that brings joy to so many people.     This year was different for ...
There is a yellow house with a cow standing out front along Colorado Ave in Old Colorado City that serves the best ice cream around. Made fresh in Colorado Springs, this creamy, decadent, wonderful ice cream of 20+ flavors is heaven on a hot day. Sunday evenings take a stroll along Colorado Ave a...

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