Biz Buzz:
War vet signing copies of his book


Capt. Antonio Salinas
Author and Army Capt. Antonio Salinas, a veteran of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, will be at Cucuru Gallery Café, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., April 28 from 4 to 6 p.m.
       The Colorado Springs resident, who has also served in intelligence with the Marine Corps, will sign copies of his book, “Siren's Song: The Allure of War.“
       “These are one man's reflections of combat, taken from his war journal and originally written within hours of firefights, while his ears were still ringing from cacophony of battle that all warriors intimately know,” states a poster for the event.
       Food for Westside CARES
       About 900 pounds of non-perishable food were donated for Westside CARES in an annual March drive by the Curves fitness facility on Centennial Boulevard.
       “Curves is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our members, so the food drive is a natural extension of that commitment to the whole community,” said Curves owner Donna Sheloski.
       Westside CARES, a non-profit agency organized by more than 20 churches, provides emergency food assistance for the needy in an area that includes the Westside.
       The local Curves drive is tied in with an effort by the national Curves organization, Sheloski explained.
       Hair salon opens
       Hair We Go, a full-service hair salon, recently opened at 2230 W. Colorado.
       Also offered are nail services as well as products.
       The owners are Bonnie and Tony Jackson. Bonnie has 28 years experience as a cosmetologist.
       “All of our stylists are from the Westside and love it,” she said.
       The business is open Tuesday through Saturday, by appointment or walk-in.
       For more information, call 375-5316 or e-mail

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release