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Linda Navarro

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  • Must See Must Do: What's happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY The delicate, artistic Japanese flower arranging known as Ikebana is in the spotlight Friday and Saturday at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Flower arranging demonstrations, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, are part of the Ikebana International Denver Flower Show...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous pasta-
cooking competition revelry with an underlying focus of supporting victims of domestic violence. The Aug. 23 fundraiser on the Myron Stratton Campus broke all records, but no one could have foreseen that...

  • FOOD PLAY: A new book invites kids and parents to make whimsical candy treats

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    If you heard it once, you probably heard it a thousand times: Don't play with your food. Crafter Jodi Levine defies that mom maxim with her new book, "Candy Aisle Crafts," (Penguin Random House, 112 pages, $31.97), a glossy, easy-to-follow book on transforming standard candy-

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

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Here are some of the top events in the Colorado Springs area over the next few days: FRIDAY-SUNDAY - It's a fall festival of folk art with a permanent spot on many area family calendars because the Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival has been a tradition for 36 years. Works by more...

  • AROUND TOWN: Honoring Colorado Springs Buffalo Soldiers history

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Theirs is a history of military greatness under a shadow of segregation and derision. If the hard-working Buffalo Soldier Community Memorial Committee has its way, those warriors of the all-black Ninth and Tenth Cavalry in the late 1800s will be honored with a bronze statue by Rod...

  • The Colorado Springs Gazette's Fall Preview of the Arts

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Ah, the waning days of summer. Sure, we're losing the halcyon afternoons of blue skies and balmy weather (and a lot of rain, too), but the cooling temps also herald the beginning of the fall arts season. That's worth wearing winter coats and scarves for a few months.
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  • No Rosie the Robot, but technology in the home is continuing to evolve

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    There was laughter and perhaps some wishful thinking 50 years ago when George Jetson and his family whizzed around in a personal spacecraft, had a robot doing housework and were served breakfast from an automatic short-order machine. How far have we come, Lowe's wondered, and how...

  • Special Fall Preview of the Arts

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    STAGE ACADEMY CONCERTS Air Force Academy Arnold Hall Theater, 333-4497, Oct. 17: D. L. Hughley. Comedy. Nov. 21: "Anything Goes." Musical. Dec. 12: "The Hitmen Holiday Show." Jan. 9: "Smokey Joe's Cafe." Musical.
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  • AROUND TOWN: Citizen Soldier Connection

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The Citizen Soldier Connection, a group of local citizens stepping in to support members of the military and their families stationed here, recently took to the links for a Friend-Raiser Golf Outing at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. Foursomes were made up of two soldiers and two local...

  • AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor gala wrapped up a cycling frenzy day at USA Pro Challenge

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    He has covered every major cycling event in the world, including the Tour de France, but for expert commentator Phil Liggett, the USA Pro Challenge, which flew through Colorado Springs on Aug. 21, "makes cycling cool." That was the sentiment of the thousands of screaming,...