Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • AROUND TOWN: 20 debutantes make Christmas-season debut

    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Outside, a dazzling array of twinkling white lights filled the trees and lined the grounds of The Broadmoor as nature added its own soft white flakes. Inside the Broadmoor International Center, snowy white was the signature color of gowns, gloves and pearls worn by 20 young women...

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

    Updated: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    Are you looking for entertainment this weekend? Here's a start.  FRIDAY -Voting opens Jan. 2 for 2015 Best of the Springs. More here.  -Take a tour of downtown's arts scene monthly during the First Friday Downtown Art Walk. First up is guide Karen Standridge, painter...

  • AROUND TOWN: Partying Bavarian style

    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    The Briarhurst was replete with dirndls and lederhosen as accordion songs played by a strolling musician filled the air. The annual Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild's Bavarian Christmas Dinner has taken on a personality of its own. Held on a snowy Dec. 17, this fifth holiday...

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

    Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Colorado Springs area? Here's a start. SATURDAY -Local Kwanzaa celebration marks 25 years of honoring African-American culture. Details here.  -Grant Sabin, Curtis Boucher, Jesse Cotton Stone and Barrel House String...

  • AROUND TOWN: Old North End history drew holiday home tour visitors

    Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    The ageless beauty of Old North End homes decorated for the holidays drew more than 600 people to the second annual Two Cor Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 13.

  • AROUND TOWN: A Talarico-Dreiling catering business anniversary

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 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: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    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: 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: 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...

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