Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • 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...

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

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Colorado Springs area? Here's a start. -Map: See the best Pikes Peak region holiday lights, and add yours. FRIDAY-SATURDAY -Every other year since the early 1990s, an area of Buena Vista has been transformed by more than...

  • AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald Houses celebrate 40 years

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    The first Ronald McDonald House opened 40 years ago in Philadelphia as a place where families of seriously ill children could stay close to the hospitals where their loved ones were being treated. Now there are 350 houses that have served 9 million families. The local house opened on...

  • AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope champions newborn babies

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    For decades, Newborn Hope has been the highly anticipated holiday-season-opening time to get friends together and "do lunch" for a heart-touching cause. In its 42nd year, the benefit to help premature babies and their families brought 800 celebrants to The Broadmoor on Nov. 20, where...

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

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here's a start.  
FRIDAY-SUNDAY -All of the zoo critters are lighting up, all up and down the Front Range. The switch is flipped on for more than a million sparkling lights when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's 24th anniversary Electric...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary School in Widefield School District 3 were warm and toasty in new coats. At the same time, $10,000 became available for scholarships for aspiring young musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Music and...

  • AROUND TOWN: It could be a banner year for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation's Empty Stocking Fund

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    This is it. This is the year. "If there were going to be a year, this is it," Jerry Bruni, head of the Bruni Foundation, proclaimed during the kickoff celebration for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund on Nov. 18 at Penrose House. Between Thanksgiving Day and Jan....

  • Holiday gifts for the home and garden

    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Gifts for the home and the home gardener are handier, speedier and more efficient than ever. Not only that, they're more colorful and often just plain cute. In the kitchen, coffee makers grind and brew whole bean blends in one operation and George Foreman grills now have removable...

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

    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Here are some of the top happenings in the Colorado Springs area the next few days: FRIDAY - Colorado State at Air Force football, 1:30 p.m., Falcon Stadium. More info here. FRIDAY-SUNDAY - The beauty of a Victorian Christmas is ready to be enjoyed starting this weekend at...

  • AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were all a bit starstruck. After all, their Breakfast of Champions guest, the keynote speaker, was tennis great Venus Williams. They quickly learned that she is a fun-loving, everyday person who was a delight as she...

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