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.

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AROUND TOWN: FAC ends 'Year of Georgia O'Keeffe' with Black Iris Ball

By: linda navarro

When Michelle Wilson and Peri Faricy learned their dinner party had exploded in size, they took several deep breaths and happily had an extension added to their already huge garden party tent. Their 300 guests had...

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

By: linda navarro

Turn, chili roasters, turn. Fill the air with nose-tingling aromas. Ah, hot chilies toasting with garlic cloves. It's the traditional harvest of the Pueblo Mira Sol Chilies celebrated at the annual Pueblo Chile...

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

By: linda navarro

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


- Music night at the Pioneers Museum: bluegrass, indie, Americana, folk and original tunes. They've...

AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum to help folks write "The Story of Us''


You're history.

And you're going to have an opportunity to share your story.

"The Story of Us" project was unveiled to 470 breakfast guests at the Aug. 27 Pioneers Museum Gift of History benefit at...

AROUND TOWN: Rockin' the '60s brought out Sgt. Pepper and poodle skirts to help seniors

The fun was figuring out who those '60s folks really were.

The entire ballroom at the Antlers Hilton on Aug. 22 was a who's who of "who's that?" for the second Rockin' the '60s for Silver Key.


Must See Must Do: 13 best bets for fun in and around Colorado Springs this weekend

By: linda navarro

Ready to don a kilt, grab a bagpipe and head for the high country this weekend? Estes Park is the site of the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival, expected to draw 80,000 guests for traditional...

AROUND TOWN: Cancer patients and caregivers walk fashion runway as their stories unfold

By: linda navarro

They were red carpet stars for an evening, strolling the catwalk through the dining room at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort.

As they walked, each of the fashionably attired stars was accompanied by a...

23 best bets for fun this Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond

By: linda navarro

There are plenty of great options for fun over Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond. Here are a few of the best:

First Friday Downtown - Let the kid in you - or the closet artist - loose...