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Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • AROUND TOWN: Girl Scouts honor 2014 Women of Distinction

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The stage was filled with powerful local women who in the words of keynote speaker Amelia Rose Earhart "exceed expectations." Former TV reporter Earhart, namesake of but no relation to the aviatrix with the same name, had blown away all expectations in June by becoming the youngest...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Family afFaire at the Donner spread

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Just call it the ultimate church picnic, a block party to beat all block parties or a kid's dream school carnival. A Family afFaire, founded 10 years ago by Heather and John Fitzgerald and friends, is all of those rolled into one under a giant yellow and white striped tent. But it...

  • Author Cheryl Najafi highlights Colorado Springs Fall Home Show weekend lineup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Author Cheryl Najafi has a treasure trove of recipes. Not just any recipes, but the ones cherished by daughters, with little notes handwritten by mothers and grandmothers that have been passed down through the years. Knowing that many of those special comfort foods have "been parked"...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum helps people discover their stories

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Judy Casey found a way to share her passion with her friends. The über community volunteer and consummate board member with a love of history, especially that involving the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, invited 60 buddies to the fourth annual Gift of History Breakfast, where more...

  • AROUND TOWN: Street Breakfast benefits community groups

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    On June 18, more than 3,000 folks of all ages wore their Western duds, sat on hay bales downtown, ate a pancake breakfast prepared by Fort Carson troops and cheered the 172 Pikes Peak Range Riders heading out on the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo publicity ride. It was all part of a 54-year...

  • Must See Must Do: What's happening around Colorado Springs this weekend

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Here's a look at some of the top events happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend and into next week: FRIDAY-SUNDAY - The Colorado Springs Oktoberfest is a local German celebration modeled off of the multi-week celebration held each year in Munich. The Oktoberfest...

  • AROUND TOWN: Rockin' the '60s for Silver Key Seniors

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    A Fonzie was there, vinyl go-go boots were everywhere and no one seemed to remember that polyester came in quite that many gaudy neon colors. Oh, and hello there Mr. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, the fellow dancing the night away in bright colors, jeans, hippie necklace and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Team Springs tennis launched

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Karen Brandner, director of tennis at The Broadmoor, has worried for years that her sport is "aging" as she watched the number of junior tennis players drop. She was convinced there are tweens and teens in our area who are serious about the sport but are without the means or without a...

  • Must See Must Do: What's happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY The delicate, artistic Japanese flower arranging known as Ikebana is in the spotlight Friday and Saturday at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Flower arranging demonstrations, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, are part of the Ikebana International Denver Flower Show...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous pasta-
cooking competition revelry with an underlying focus of supporting victims of domestic violence. The Aug. 23 fundraiser on the Myron Stratton Campus broke all records, but no one could have foreseen that...