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Linda Navarro

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  • AROUND TOWN: Docents help visitors enjoy Fine Arts Center experience

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    They're the faces of the Fine Arts Center, who help people enjoy and learn about their arts experiences. That's why docents are so important, said David Dahlin, the center's CEO/president, as he welcomed seven new docents at the holiday awards luncheon Dec. 9 at Garden of the Gods...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Talarico-Dreiling catering business 25th anniversary

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The year was 1989. Michelle Talarico was manager of a local restaurant where the band Appaloosa was playing, with songstress Kathy Dreiling at the microphone. Then the women decided it might be kind of fun and possibly a good idea to buy a little box-lunch and takeout deli called...

  • Must See and Must Do: Holiday things and other entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Colorado Springs area? Here's a start. FRIDAY-SUNDAY -Some folks decorate Christmas trees, their car grills and holiday sweaters. In the hills around historic gold-rush towns Victor and Cripple Creek, they're lighting up...

  • AROUND TOWN: Conservatory/Library 21c areas named in honor of Peggy Shivers

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    A chorus of "Shhhhh" was followed by quiet, and then an explosion of cheers as the elevator door at Colorado Springs Conservatory opened and beloved local personality Peggy Shivers stepped out. Looking out at a large gathering of friends, she was shocked and puzzled: "It's not my...

  • Giving kids a head start

    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    The weather outside was frigid on Nov. 12, but that didn't stop almost 600 people from going to the DoubleTree Hotel for the annual CPCD Community Giving Breakfast. Nearly $90,000 was raised to continue early-childhood education programs for more than 2,000 area children living below...

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

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Colorado Springs area? Here's a start. -Map: See the best Pikes Peak region holiday lights, and add yours. FRIDAY-SATURDAY -Every other year since the early 1990s, an area of Buena Vista has been transformed by more than...

  • AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald Houses celebrate 40 years

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    The first Ronald McDonald House opened 40 years ago in Philadelphia as a place where families of seriously ill children could stay close to the hospitals where their loved ones were being treated. Now there are 350 houses that have served 9 million families. The local house opened on...

  • AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope champions newborn babies

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    For decades, Newborn Hope has been the highly anticipated holiday-season-opening time to get friends together and "do lunch" for a heart-touching cause. In its 42nd year, the benefit to help premature babies and their families brought 800 celebrants to The Broadmoor on Nov. 20, where...

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

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here's a start.  
FRIDAY-SUNDAY -All of the zoo critters are lighting up, all up and down the Front Range. The switch is flipped on for more than a million sparkling lights when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's 24th anniversary Electric...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary School in Widefield School District 3 were warm and toasty in new coats. At the same time, $10,000 became available for scholarships for aspiring young musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Music and...

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