Colorado Springs Trivia – The North Pole

Did you know?

The North Pole Amusement Park was designed by Arto Monaco, a former Walt Disney artist.

The 25 acre Santa’s Village is a replica of the one built in Lake Placid, NY. n the 1940’s an eight-year old girl told the artist what she believed Santa Claus’ home and village looked like. Mr. Monaco then translated her image of the magical land into blueprints for an actual village. June 16, 1956 that young girl’s dream came true when Santa’s Workshop/North Pole opened for the season.


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10 Reasons to List Your Colorado Springs Home During the Winter

1. Fewer Showings

Yes there are less Buyers, but those Buyers that are left are usually very serious about making a purchase.
2. Less Competition

Most people wait until spring and summer to list their Colorado Springs home, which means during the winter you will have far less competition than at any other time of the year.
3. Colorado Springs homes Show Better During the Holidays

Buyers love Colorado Springs homes that can tell a story. The holidays are a great time to show Colorado Springs homes because the home is usually dressed up for holiday celebrations!
4. January is the Biggest Transfer Month

Did you know that more corporate moves happen during January than at any other time of the year? This may be a great reason to list your Colorado Springs home during the winter!
5. Timing

By putting the Colorado Springs home on the market during winter you may be able to more easily hit your moving goals!
6. More Time to Get Top Dollar

By starting to market your Colorado Springs home early you may be able to secure a higher price.
7. Great Time to Shop

If your Colorado Springs home sells quickly you will be able to shop for your next home during the Winter, this is a great time to find a bargain!
8. More Advertising

Because most agents and offices have less inventory during the winter, your Colorado Springs home may be advertised more often than during the spring and summer months!
9. More Attention

Most agents will be able to devote more specialized attention to your needs during the winter because they have fewer clients to manage.

10. The Market

Today’s interest rates are at forty year lows. This gives Buyers more spending power, and will be even more important when you begin shopping for your next Colorado Springs home!

Please contact a RE/MAX Properties, Inc. agent today if you want to put your Colorado Springs home on the Colorado Springs Real Estate market this winter!

Things to do in Colorado Springs – Ice Skate in Acacia Park

There are lots of things to do in Colorado Springs, check this one out!

Returning to Acacia Park for the 2014 holiday season, bringing eight full weeks of skating fun at the only outdoor ice rink in Colorado Springs!

  • Open seven days a week from November 15 through January 11
  • Admission: $10 includes skates, under age 4 free with paying adult
  • No sessions, all times are open skate
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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of November 17-23, 2014

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
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Bear Creek Nature Explorers: Life Under Leaves

November 20, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Children, ages 4 – 5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

30th Annual Trees of Life Outdoor Community Tree-Lighting Ceremony

November 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

We invite the community to join us in remembering those we love and those we have lost. Loved ones’ names provided at the event will be read in remembrance. Numerous trees will be illuminated with white lights to honor loved ones. We will also pay tribute to our military and local community protectors as we illuminate a special red, white, and blue tree in their honor. Enjoy local music and complimentary refreshments as we honor loved ones.

Yesterday – Acclaimed Beatles Tribute

November 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Performing all eras of  Beatles music in their original key, wearing drainpipe trousers and playing authentic instruments, Yesterday  – The Beatles Tribute has performed on over five continents. Beginning with the British Invasion in 1964 the mop-tops began their first wave of Beatlemania. Based in Las Vegas, Yesterday Beatles tribute show bands have performed their long running show, in among others, Atlantic City at the Tropicana Resort for three years.


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Ghost Towns

Did you know?

Colorado has almost as many dead towns (about 500) as live ones (650).

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Mining booms and busts left the mountains littered with more than 300 ghost towns that fascinate locals and tourists. The eastern plains and western canyon lands are also haunted by more than 200 ghost towns.


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Things to do in Colorado Springs – Ghost Town Museum

There are lots of things to do in Colorado Springs, check this one out!

As a true preservation of Colorado’s western past, Ghost Town Museum is a fun and historic look back at kind of old west town that used to dot this region during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s

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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of November 10-16, 2014

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
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Pikes Peak

Veteran’s Day on Pikes Peak

November 11, 2014

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain is pleased to offer free admission for all retired and active duty military with ID. We thank you for your service to our country.

Holiday Food and Gift Festival

November 14-16, 2014

Freedom Financial Services Expo Center.

This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Midwest with shoppers who happily complete their holiday shopping early. With over 200 exhibitors the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight. There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including toffee, tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights!

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Everything But The Oink

November 15, 2014

“Everything but the oink!” – an old saying that sums up the dietary and economic importance of hogs to farmers, ranchers and homesteaders.

To keep the meat from spoiling during the curing process, hogs were processed in the coolest, fall months of the year. Lard was rendered to use for baking and to make soap and medicinals.

Everyone participated in this annual event, so dress for the weather and join us at the barnyard for this educational demonstration.

In addition to hog processing, you can observe sausage and soap making at the Rock Ledge House and the Galloway Cabin.

Special assistance provided by Zettlemoyer’s Custom Meat Processing.

 


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Santa Tracker

Did you know?

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa’s travels every Christmas Eve.

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On December 24, 1955, a Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper that told children they could telephone Santa Claus and included a number for them to call. However, the telephone number printed was erroneously that of the Colorado Springs command center of NORAD’s predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD). Colonel Harry Shoup, who was on duty that night, told his staff to give all children who called in a “current location” for Santa Claus — and a Christmas Eve tradition was born, now known as the “NORAD Tracks Santa” program. Every year on Christmas Eve, “NORAD Tracks Santa” purports to track Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world. Today, NORAD relies on volunteers to make the program possible.


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Things to do in Colorado Springs – Black Forest Regional Park

There are lots of things to do in Colorado Springs, check this one out!

The crisp air and smell of the ponderosa pines give a distinctive feeling to this 385-acre regional park.  There are spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range.  The developed area, with turf playfields, tennis courts, playground, and two picnic pavilions were created in natural openings of the forest.
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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of November 3 – 9, 2014

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs.
Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
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veterans day parade downtown colorado springs

2014 Veterans Day Parade

Several years ago, a small group of patriotic volunteers formed a nonprofit organization to host an annual Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade. Our mission is simple: To honor all veterans and to educate and inspire community awareness while paying tribute to the service and sacrifices all veterans have endured in the pursuit of freedom.

In just this short time, our parade has grown to be one of the biggest and best in the United States. This has only been possible because of the work of hundreds of community volunteers and the generous financial support of the local business community which covers all the parade’s costs.

We have rekindled a great tradition where veterans are enthusiastically cheered as they walk down Tejon Street in Colorado Springs. For that reason, and because we encourage participation by all veterans (including those who are not members of a formal organization), veterans come from all over southern Colorado to participate in the parade.

 First Friday ArtWalk in Old Colorado City

 

November First Friday ArtWalk in Old Colorado City

Visit Old Colorado City’s ArtWalk featuring hundreds of artists for the 9th year along W. Colorado Avenue, the first Friday of April through December. Hundreds of art pieces may be viewed for purchase in dozens of art galleries and studios. Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries is found within three city blocks along West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th Streets. Visit Arati Artists Gallery, Chavez Gallery, Colorado Creative Co-Op, Cucuru Gallery Café, The Flute Player Gallery, Hunter-Wolff Gallery, The Michael Garman Museum, Kathleen McFadden’s Range Gallery, The Laura Reilly Art Gallery, The Second Floor Studios, The Squash Blossom, Thunder Mountain Trading Co., Visual Culture, 45 Degrees Gallery, 503 West, and more.

 

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Christmas in Magic Town

The elves have taken over Magic Town and decked it out for the holidays.  Michael Garman’s 3,000 square-foot sculptural theater, complete with handmade characters, holograms and special effects, is transformed into a winter wonderland.  Tour down alleyways, peek in windows, watch “Its a Wonderful Life” at the Crown Theater and make Christmas in Magic Town part of your holiday tradition.

 


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