Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.

More Articles by: Linda Navarro

AROUND TOWN: Salvation Army Red Kettle bells are ringing

By: Linda Navarro, The Gazette,

The red kettles are in place. The bells are ringing.

To kick off this holiday tradition Salvation Army Majors Richard and Tammy Larson welcomed supporters and campaign partners to a fundraising Red Kettle...

AROUND TOWN: CPCD's 'be 4' breakfast challenges attendees to think like a preschooler

By: linda navarro

Oh what a lovely early-morning way to welcome the day.

For an hour more than 600 adults were 4 years old again. "Just pretend," they were challenged.

"Today is all about being 4," said CPCD Head Start...

Must See Must Do: 10 best bets for weekend fun around Colorado Springs

By: linda navarro -name newspaper

Here's a look at your best bets for fun this weekend in the Colorado Springs area:


- It's Shop Manitou Friday with 40 shops open 'til 8 p.m. Holiday gifts, the art Manitou's known for, samples,...

AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread & Jazz an Early Connections tradition

By: Linda Navarro, The Gazette,

For 21 years, one evening each fall has beckoned guests to the majestic Historic Day Nursery on Rio Grande Street for jazz, gingerbread houses and history.

That tradition continued Nov. 7 with Early...

AROUND TOWN: Signature Chefs event supports the March of Dimes

By: linda.navarro

For 77 years the March of Dimes has put the focus on babies, its work aimed at helping prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant death.

That's especially important in Colorado where 1 out of every 10...

Must See Must Do: Your best bets for weekend fun in and around Colorado Springs

By: Linda Navarro, The Gazette

Here's a look at some of the best bets for fun in the next few days around the Colorado Springs area:


- Come skate along with us as the second Skate in the Park opens in Acacia Park, 115 E....

AROUND TOWN: Hope & Home benefactors help expanding foster-care program in a big way

By: Linda Navarro, The Gazette,

The young models for recent Hope & Home fashion show galas were foster children and former foster children now adopted into permanent families.

There were smiles and cheers as they worked the red carpet...

AROUND TOWN: TRE goes all Western to raise money for IDD services

By: linda navarro

Saddle up, cowpokes and cowgirls, and the 300 guests at The Resource Exchange's Wild Wild West Roundup did just that.

There were Western duds, line dancing, rope tricks, boots 'n' spurs, plates of barbecue...