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It’s more than 5,000 miles to London and Olympians and Paralympians are challenging the community to walk there with them. In celebration of the 2012 summer Olympic games, Colorado Springs Olympians and Paralympians will be part of the “Walk to London 2012” event, joining residents in community walks and rallies where every step will be… Continue Reading Local Olympic athletes host “Walk to London” to celebrate the summer games

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Americans to spend more on Easter

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Americans are expected to spend 11 percent more on clothing and candy for Easter this year than they did last year, according to survey results from the National Retail Federation. The average Americans are expected to spend $145.28, up from $131.04 last year, according to the report. That rate of spending rises above 2008 levels… Continue Reading Americans to spend more on Easter

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OCC Art Walk starts Friday

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The seventh season of the Old Colorado City First Friday Art Walk kicks off this Friday. There are 17 galleries and arts businesses along Colorado Avenue and through the heart of the historic area that will host open houses and welcome the public in to see what they have to offer. “A lot of people… Continue Reading OCC Art Walk starts Friday

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Community members can win green for being green this month. The  Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability is sponsoring an online contest to reward people who are caught “green-handed” recycling, biking to work or any one of 20 sustainability activities. Participants should upload photos to the OIS Facebook page. Those who enter photos in… Continue Reading Facebook contest to reward sustainable behavior

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Carmax is building a new garage at its Powers Auto Park location for reconditioning work for its vehicles in the Springs and Denver. The national used car dealer opened its location at 4014 Tutt Blvd. in June of 2008, said Carmax spokeswoman Elia Imler. The new garage is an expansion into the service center, she… Continue Reading Carmax to recondition Denver inventory at Springs garage

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Ready or not, businesses will see their facebook pages switch over to the new timeline format today. While reactions to the change are likely to be mixed, local social media strategist Glenn J. Miller says the timeline format offers beneficial tools for businesses. “We’ve seen this before,” he said. “Every four months or six months,… Continue Reading Business Facebook pages switch to timeline today, but it’s all good, consultant says

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Another popular Colorado Springs food truck operator has found a permanent location. Liz Rosenbaum, owner of Her Story Café food truck hopes to open at 2356 S. Academy Blvd. by the end of April and will expand her soup and sandwich menu offerings to include breakfast. She shared news Wednesday about her new location while selling… Continue Reading Her Story Cafe food truck gets permanent location

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Brewery in Roundhouse sets timeline to open

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Colorado Mountain Brewery has started construction on its second location in the Roundhouse at Highway 24 and 21st Street. Continue Reading Brewery in Roundhouse sets timeline to open

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Springtime ushers in open-house season

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The sunny spring weather has open house signs popping up all over town. There were 20 open houses scheduled for March 31 and April 1 as of Wednesday morning on the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors website. “The last two weeks in a row, I’ve had open houses,” said George Nehme, an agent with Platnum… Continue Reading Springtime ushers in open-house season

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Pikes Peak Chocolate and Ice Cream in Manitou Springs opened its second shop earlier this month in downtown Colorado Springs. Owner, Laura Thomason, opened the first store five years ago. “She was looking to open another location,” said Rose Rozell, the store manager at Colorado Springs location. “With Manitou being so small, she didn’t want… Continue Reading Manitou chocolate and ice cream shop makes a go downtown

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