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.
  • 20 things to do in the Colorado Springs area on Memorial Day weekend

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Here are your best bets for fun and entertainment this Memorial Day weekend around Colorado Springs and beyond: - For a list of closures, click here.  - For The Gazette's Summer Fun guide, click here. Here's a list of entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area:...

  • AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more. The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab...

  • AROUND TOWN: Guild celebrates Mother's Day and the Philharmonic

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    It was a flower-filled celebration of Mother's Day and a successful Philharmonic season. Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech, wife Monica Sabate and 2-year-old son Marc visited with 100 Philharmonic Guild guests, had enthusiastic discussions of the two sold-out Pops performances of...

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

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Must See Must Do: What's happening around Colorado Springs this weekend FRIDAY An interesting juxtaposition of Colorado Springs of old inside an acclaimed sustainable, green building. City Works 2.0 by Glenn W. Murray, photo documentarian of the Pikes Peak region's local building,...

  • AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope Breakfast

    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their forever home. They had been displaced and misplaced too often, their father, Doug Anderson, told 1,400 CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch guests on April 30. The boys had been relocated here after Hurricane...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball 2015: Indiana Bones and Raiders of the Lost Bark

    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Turn "Indiana Bones" loose at the Fur Ball and doggies and kitties all over southern Colorado benefit. The 18th annual Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gala, Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark, drew more than 400 animal lovers to Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April...

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

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Mickey Mouse, Beethoven and Bach are a delightful musical fantasy ending to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic's Pops season at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, when scenes from the 1940 and 2000 Disney's "Fantasia" are screened in HD to go along with the philharmonic's music. Josep...

  • AROUND TOWN: An evening for Western fashions and therapeutic riding

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Cowgirls and cowpokes brought "country couture" to town, filling the Colorado Springs City Auditorium with boots, hats and fun April 24 to benefit Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. More than 240 attendees watched a fashion show, visited a selfies booth, shopped western vendors,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Hall of Fame kicks off 75th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo season

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    It's a celebratory season for Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo: 75 years. Giving the anniversary a boot-kickin' start was the induction of the professional rodeo's fourth class of Hall of Fame honorees April 24 at The Broadmoor and the addition of the names on the stone memorial at the Hank...

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

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Are you looking for something fun to do this week? Here are a few entertainment options in our area to get you started. Click here for a full calendar of events. -A soundful tradition: 77 years of the best high school bands competing, top high school jazz bands, concerts and...

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