Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • 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...

  • AROUND TOWN: It could be a banner year for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation's Empty Stocking Fund

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    This is it. This is the year. "If there were going to be a year, this is it," Jerry Bruni, head of the Bruni Foundation, proclaimed during the kickoff celebration for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund on Nov. 18 at Penrose House. Between Thanksgiving Day and Jan....

  • Holiday gifts for the home and garden

    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Gifts for the home and the home gardener are handier, speedier and more efficient than ever. Not only that, they're more colorful and often just plain cute. In the kitchen, coffee makers grind and brew whole bean blends in one operation and George Foreman grills now have removable...

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

    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Here are some of the top happenings in the Colorado Springs area the next few days: FRIDAY - Colorado State at Air Force football, 1:30 p.m., Falcon Stadium. More info here. FRIDAY-SUNDAY - The beauty of a Victorian Christmas is ready to be enjoyed starting this weekend at...

  • AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were all a bit starstruck. After all, their Breakfast of Champions guest, the keynote speaker, was tennis great Venus Williams. They quickly learned that she is a fun-loving, everyday person who was a delight as she...

  • AROUND TOWN: Woman's Club focuses on education, community involvement

    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Since 1902, members of The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs have focused on education and community involvement. Not only is their focus the same all these years later, it is increasing.

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

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    FRIDAY AND SUNDAY It's a local holiday tradition, the Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Christmas, with the sittin'-by-the-campfire-comfy cowboy troubador strumming and singing. Friday at 8 p.m. is the Cowboy Christmas and Sunday night is the Military Appreciation Concert at Stargazers...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Home Front Cares 'For the Love of Our Troops X'

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Any community that gives welcome-home McDonald's Quarter Pounders to service members as they step off the planes from deployments is her kind of place. Author Lee Woodruff, a contributing reporter for "CBS This Morning," said this is simply one more thing that makes the Colorado...

  • AROUND TOWN: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Area chefs pulled out all the stops to help raise thousands of dollars for the March of Dimes and premature babies at the Oct. 9 Signature Chefs Auction at the Broadmoor International Center. Delicious food samples were at the ready and the chefs themselves became part of...

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement 60th anniversary honors Gary Atkins

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Gary Atkins received the Gary Backstrom Spirit of Achievement Award, the highest honor from the board of Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado.