Archive for the 'independant' Category

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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Pika Episode 102

 We recorded at The RED DOG COFFEE & CAFE at 739 MANITOU AVE., Southside of the street because it was raining. Check them out at reddogcoffeemanitou.com

   We dropped into The Manitou Springs Chamber to vote for best Emma T-shirt. Forty artists participated so it was hard to pick!! Hurry in before Friday, September 29th. No later than 3:30 pm to vote for your favorite. The Manitou Chamber is Located at 354 Manitou Ave., open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Visit here at manitousprings.org for more info.

     We were treated to a ride in a 1972, 4 wheel drive, Cadillac Hearse that could personally deliver Emma to the top of Red Mountain. The driver, Arthur will have the hearse in The Emma Crawford Coffin Race Parade, Oct. 28th, before the race so you can personally check it out for yourself! We give you a teaser about an up and coming release of our Pika Blog concerning a topic that we are sure will keep you up at night, especially if you reside in Manitou. "Which has generated more money, Jesus or Jedi?"

     Then we had the opportunity to catch Spider Murphy while he was in town for a Wake. This week is Part One where we discuss what brought him up from New Orleans, his long music career, his discovery of haunted New Orleans, and a surprise phone call. Spider treated us with some music from a mandolin banjo! Tune in to next week for Part Two.

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Episode #101 part 2, finally, we interviewed a local author, Ann Doolan-Fox and talked about her latest book, Celtic Road Home, her website is www.celticroadhome.com. The book is Ann's journey to America from Ireland. The book can also be purchased through Amazon. We cried and laughed! Hope you will too!

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Episode# 101 part 1, Pika Radio is coming to you from the historic Greenstone steps across from The Spa Building Manitou Springs. The steps we are sitting on are but a dozen of historic walkways that exist today. They were created to provide easy access to link residential to the commercial areas of Manitou Ave. in the 1800's.  Our Fall is visiting early but today we should hit in the 80's again! The aspens are turning up in Cripple Creek so plan those leave tours NOW! We are having a very busy week with Manitou Springs Homecoming! Click here for a full list of events including the bonfire, parade, tailgate, the football game, and the homecoming dance. Learn about the new “FU Files” about our loss of class, I mean patience, about The Bird Stalker, Maid-of-honorzilla, the Cemetery Dog Park. Finally, we discuss THE most cringe worthy experiences that one of our listeners could experience living in a mountain town. 

     There are a few tickets left for the Manitou Brewfest happening on Saturday, September 23rd. Make sure you remember to ask the Brewers for $5.00 off coupons for buying $20 or $25 in beer. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold so purchase now and beat the day of event rush! Link for tickets!

     For this week's first interview, we visited Rebekah Ratterree, owner of the Iron Spring Chateau about their production of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Click here for their flyer!

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Pika Radio is celebrating our 100th episode!!!! We discovered a “damn fine cup of coffee” called New Mexico Pinon Coffee during a quick summer road trip. We were surprised to find out that they are the official coffee sponsor for The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. NM Pinon Coffee is our new “best friend” in the morning and we hope they will become yours, too. Our own local author, Joel Diehl Sensei will be signing his new book, A Matter of Being, September 15th, 5-7pm and October 20th, 5-8pm at The Hemp Store. Want to hear some live music? We tell you the hotspots for the weekend. But what about “dead spots”? We take you to  Manitou Springs’s Crystal Valley Cemetery for a little shame review of late-night human visitors. We tell you about the restoration of the little chapel building (National Register of Historic Places, 1882) and a few of our famous, forever, historic residents; Tom O’Neil (the Colorado Mummy), Dr. Isaac Davis, and the Union General Charles Adams (Meeker Massacre). A great site to check out for other legionary figures  HERE.  

Up and coming “Outside Our Village” segment- Nessa Alexander Begg Robertson tells us what it is like to work in one of the most haunted castles in Scotland, Pittodrie House. We found Andy Barnard that has moved from Scotland to the U.S. to become a Colorado Officer. Offended by a new trend to be a witch? We will found one to let her vent about the “sisterhood” tend.

*Thank you to Woji for providing our intro music!

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Howdy, everyone. This weeks episode is all about our village of Manitou Springs and what is going on today. We fill you in on the September happenings at the Library. Then we bring you interviews from two great businesses that make Manitou what it is today, Anna's Apothecary and Goldminer's Candy. We hope you enjoy. 

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Pika Radio returns. In this episode we talk about the recent CS Comicon, visit with the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce about our fall happenings and the Emma Crawford Coffin Races. Next, we visit with David Walker about this years Brewfest. Thank you for listening and promoting Pika Radio.

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Hello folks and welcome back to a new episode of our ongoing series about men's products from around the world. This week we discuss Dubs mustache wax and beard oil made by Nicholas Watford and what we think of the products.

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Howdy Pika peeps. W continue our series of shaving products from around the world. In this episode Mistress Tammila gives her 30+ years of experience in skin care, hair, and environmental factors pertaining to skin care and how this affects your skin with shaving. We compare two Sandlewood shave soaps, 1 from Italy by Prorasso and 1 from Edwin Jagger. We also review the Edwin Jagger 3 piece razor. Thank you for being loyal and tuning in.

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