Archive for October 2017

On this episode, we interview Manitou Springs Mayoral Candidate Mr. Ken Jaray to inform us with his ideas to change our village for the better. He discusses with us about bringing an open forum between our city council, our public, and working in a cohesive environment with our commissioner's recommendations. Thank you to the MAC for supplying the studio to record this informative episode.

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Come take a VR headset and full immersion experience on a bus ride into hell with VR Terror ToursCAN YOU HANDLE VIRTUAL REALITY HORROR IN MOTION? Unique and Grotesque worlds are waiting for you. Dreamality LLC has been bringing awesome terror experiences to the public for more than four years utilizing classic haunts and our virtual reality platform. We are excited to present you with ‘VR Terror Tours,’ an immersive virtual reality horror bus ride. Nothing like this has ever been done before. Come be the first to experience it if you can handle it. Choose from Ticket to Terror, a monster-packed trip to Hell or Dead Sexy, a grindhouse style hot babe massacre

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We bring you into the world where driving a hearse is an everyday event for members of The Pikes Peak Hearse Association. In between prepping their hearses for their busy season, including the parade of Hearses, that will precede the Coffin Race, Arthur & Izzy Prince (father and daughter) and Squirrel (Izzy’s fiancé) gave us insight into the world of owning a hearse. Then we descended on Jeanna at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce to get the latest on the Emma Crawford Festival and Coffin Race. Including VIP tickets, you can buy to sit in bleachers at the Finish Line! Only one week to go! Check out our blog for more info about other events surrounding Emma Crawford Festival and Halloween.

 

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Do you know that one does not have to be embalmed upon death? Do you, also, know that there are other options available than a traditional funeral home? We interviewed Susan Coffey, a death midwife from Going- My Way Deathcare, and Lauren Carroll, a Home Funeral Educator from Returning Home that enlightens us with the idea of a home funeral. We discussed the following topics: funeral choices, preplanning, home funeral legalities, the horrors of embalming, vaults, caskets, the shelf life of a body, honoring a loved one’s last request, autopsy requirements, City versus private cemeteries, finding closure for families, the funeral industry as a billion dollar industry, and creating your last wishes in writing.

     Monster Movie Friday Nights all through October at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave. October 13th, Lon Chaney’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, October 20th, “The Killer Shrews”, and October 27th, “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”. Donations are accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. and movies start at 7:00 P.M. For more info click HERE.

     We launched our first blog series about hidden historic places and things in Manitou. First up, Crystal Valley Cemetery that we talked about in Episode 100. Here’s your quick LINK. Have a great weekend everybody and do NOT behave!

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      A water break gave us a reality check on what life would be like living in Puerto Rico for an entire six hours without water. Our hearts go out to the victims of Las Vegas concert shooting. We ran into AJ and got the low down on when Tenderfoot Bluegrass will be performing next. You just gotta attend the Monster Movie Nights at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center for all of October. The admission is free and so much fun! Here is the schedule.

     We entice you to visit Manitou Springs to taste Fall, yes taste! Manitou Brewing Co. at 725 Manitou Ave. has brewed up a batch of Gourd Hoarder’s Pumpkin Ale, Manny over at Goldminer’s Candy at 110 Canon Avenue has whipped up Pumpkin Pie Fudge (shipping available), Uncle Sam’s Pancake House at 341 Manitou Avenue are cooking up Pumpkin Pancakes, Pikes Peak Chocolate & Ice Cream whipped up Pumpkin Seed & Sea Salt Bark, and over at Red Dog Coffee & Café at 739 Manitou Avenue have created Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and Maple Walnut Muffins. For their drink selection, they have designed just for you; Smores Latte, a Snickerdoodle Latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte (hallelujah!), Maple Spice Latte, Waffle Latte, Pumpkin Chai, and a Mexican Spice Mocha!

     Before launching into the second half of Spider Murphy’s interview that included his education background at Berkley and New Orleans music scene, we talk about Emma’s Wake at Miramont Castle. The event includes dinner because one must feed mourners after the Wake. For ticket and info go HERE. Yes, we will be there portraying historic figures!

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