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.

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AROUND TOWN: Women friends link for community

By: linda navarro

All it took was two women.

In 1946, the Philadelphia pair invited seven more friends to create a club for African- American women that helps successful women "understand and accept their social and civic...

Must See Must Do: Let's have some fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

By: linda navarro

Here are some of the best bets for fun this weekend and beyond in the Colorado Springs area:


- See and learn about topaz from around the world, the highlight of the 52nd annual Pikes...

AROUND TOWN: A whole different kind of 'T party' for the Woman's Club


The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs is going strong after almost 113 years. One tradition is providing college scholarships and helping support local nonprofits and young women in the community.

But what...

Must See Must Do: Top entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

By: linda navarro

Here are some of the best bets for fun this weekend and beyond in the Colorado Springs area:

- List: Loads of free summer concert series in Pikes Peak region parks

- Festivals, fairs and rodeos:...

AROUND TOWN: Spicy night for Women's Resource Agency


They were doing a happy dance.

Part of the dance party was inspired by the muscular, firefighter-calendar models who were volunteering that night for a crowd of partying women.

Add to that the...

AROUND TOWN: Chocoholic Frolic a sensory delight Kidpower gala


Kidpower knows the secret of success: chocolate, and lots of it.

The annual Chocoholic Frolic is a sold-out gala year after year, including enticing 500 attendees to the 2015 benefit May 2 at The Pinery at...

AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness

By: linda navarro

Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning,...

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

By: linda navarro

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...