Author:

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.

Dream Centers Hope for the City tea: 
from left, Chrissy Hintze, Lynne Bakalyan, Debi Grebenik and Mary's Home Executive Director Brenda Rogers.
092416 Photo by Linda Navarro
Dream Centers Hope for the City tea: from left, Chrissy Hintze, Lynne Bakalyan, Debi Grebenik and Mary's Home Executive Director Brenda Rogers. 092416 Photo by Linda Navarro
Welcoming guests to the Cliff House for Manitou Arts Center's MACnificent were board president Terry Smith, "stilts dude" Xavier Fretard and executive director Natalie Johnson.
092316 Photo by Linda Navarro
Welcoming guests to the Cliff House for Manitou Arts Center's MACnificent were board president Terry Smith, "stilts dude" Xavier Fretard and executive director Natalie Johnson. 092316 Photo by Linda Navarro
Doug Feddeler collects a fresh batch of roasted Pueblo chiles on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Chile Chili Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch. Feddeler says the process takes about 15 minutes for the chile skins to roast off. Mike Christy, The Gazette
His HonorThe Mayor John Suthers and wife Janet were Rockiin' the '60s for Silver Key. Disclaimer: neither had smoked a day in their lives!
091016 Photo by Linda Navarro
His HonorThe Mayor John Suthers and wife Janet were Rockiin' the '60s for Silver Key. Disclaimer: neither had smoked a day in their lives! 091016 Photo by Linda Navarro
LFS's Galaxy of Giving night was the time for Trekkies Bonnie and Tom Clark to show off their red shirts.
091316 Photo by Linda Navarro
LFS's Galaxy of Giving night was the time for Trekkies Bonnie and Tom Clark to show off their red shirts. 091316 Photo by Linda Navarro
Fireworks lit up the night sky over The Broadmoor West Monday, April 11, 2016, to cap the opening day of the 32nd Space Symposium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Crowds gather to listen to the Palmer High School marching band kick off the festivities as the Ivywild School, the new home of the Bristol Brewing Company, celebrates their grand opening Friday, August 16, 2013. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Daisy McGowan of Gallery of Contemporary Art with arts supporters Hope Mena and Kathleen Fox Collins at the COPPeR anniversary.