Biz buzz:
Reilly opens ‘City by Night’ show

       Painter Laura Reilly's new show, “The City By Night,” will run Feb. 24-March 4 at her Old Colorado City gallery, with the grand opening Friday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       The new series of original oil paintings depict nighttime scenes in downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Subject matter include the Peak Theater, Tony's Bar and a downtown skyline.
       The Laura Reilly Gallery is at 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #4. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone is 471-1360.
      
       Art demonstrations by European artist Josiane Mouchet and jewelry artisan Arleen Alleman are scheduled Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave.
       The public is invited to watch the artists or talk to them while they work.
      
       The New Century Big Band will have a Valentine theme when it plays for the monthly dance at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. Sunday, Feb. 19.
       The band will start at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 a person ($6 for seniors) or $30 for four people. For more information, call 930-9513.
      
       Phil Price has been elected the chair of the Goodwill Industries' board and Ed Osborne the chair of the Goodwill Foundation for 2006.
       Price has been on the Westside-based nonprofit agency's board of directors since 2002. Osborne has been a Goodwill board member since 1994.
       Goodwill, which has been on the Westside since 1956, employs and assists seniors with disabilities, developmentally disabled individuals and working mothers in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Fountain and Canon City.
      
       Steve Hockensmith, author of “Holmes on the Range” - a mystery novel set in the Old West - will be at the Book Sleuth, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Friday, Feb. 24, from noon to 2 p.m.
       This is Hockensmith's first novel; its main characters, cowboys Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, have previously appeared in Hockensmith stories in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
      
       Cricket, a nationwide mobile phone company specializing in flat-rate service, has opened eight stores in Colorado Springs, including one on the Westside.
       The address is 308-K S. 8th St. The manager is Mario Olivas.
       The store is open Monday through Saturday. The phone is 635-2009.

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