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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.

NAMI Stepping into the Light breakfast:  Lt. J.D. Ross, right, with NAMI board member Deputy John Hammond after Ross had been a featured speaker about the impact of mental health issues on law enforcement officers. 
 050318 Photo by Linda Navarro
NAMI Stepping into the Light breakfast: Lt. J.D. Ross, right, with NAMI board member Deputy John Hammond after Ross had been a featured speaker about the impact of mental health issues on law enforcement officers. 050318 Photo by Linda Navarro
Junior Achievement 25th annual gala: Matt and Holly Quinn 
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Junior Achievement 25th annual gala: Matt and Holly Quinn 050518 Photo by Linda Navarro
Linda Navarro March 7, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic: Nalanni Bennett, was "Waldo" and Maddie Mossman "The Cat in the Hat" as they sold golden ticket chocolates.050518  Photo by Linda Navarro
Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic: Nalanni Bennett, was "Waldo" and Maddie Mossman "The Cat in the Hat" as they sold golden ticket chocolates. 050518 Photo by Linda Navarro
Chef Showcase: The Doherty High School Pro Start cooks won first place: from left, Stephen Barnes, Isabell Goodoien, Isaiah Beyer, Aidan Schreiber and Mickie Campbell.050318  Photo by Linda Navarro
Chef Showcase: The Doherty High School ProStart cooks won first place: from left, Stephen Barnes, Isabell Goodoien, Isaiah Beyer, Aidan Schreiber and Mickie Campbell. 050318 Photo by Linda Navarro
Ron Gruber, Goodwill Voyages senior day program and Achiever of the Year.
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Ron Gruber, Goodwill Voyages senior day program and Achiever of the Year. 042618 Discover Goodwill Photo