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: West Point Founders Day celebrated with superintendent

By: Linda Navarro

If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point graduates.

The Military Academy at West Point was established by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, and during the month of March the...

AROUND TOWN: Marvin Strait roasted by community leaders

By: Linda Navarro

The annual Cheyenne Village fundraising roasts are hilariously infamous for ripping into some of this city's well-known characters, leaving nothing sacred or unsaid.

Previous roastees were known for letting...

AROUND TOWN: Lively St. Patrick's Day Gala benefits Catholic Charities

By: Linda Navarro

Shamrocks and lucky gold coins, elves and leprechauns, twinkling buttons and emerald ties.

Once again, it was a green-beer St. Patrick's Day Gala at its liveliest and most colorful.

The 14th annual...

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

By: Linda Navarro

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Colorado Springs area? Here's a start.

The grown-ups can head out for their own evening as kids ages 6-10 enjoy a Kids Night Out Friday at Bear...

AROUND TOWN: Imagination Library brings books to area children's mailboxes

By: Linda Navarro

"The Little Engine That Could" is chuga-chugaing its way into thousands of of area homes, teaching kids "I think I can. I think I can" as it brings them the magic of books.

This is the first book in a...

AROUND TOWN: Care and Share Food Bank message reaches 1,000+ at luncheon

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The news was good. A five-year Care and Share Food Bank program, now two years in, could make food available to 100 percent of all southern Colorado residents by 2018. Although there are still hungry, food-insecure...

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

By: Linda Navarro

Here's a look at some of the top events happening around the Colorado Springs area in the next few days:


- Dancers from Ormao Dance Company give space-and-time-shaping interpretations of...

AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball: Gatsby goes Western

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It was a "Howdy, m'am" and "Hey there, cowboy" black-tie kind of night.

No oxymoron this.

The 32nd annual Heart Ball, traditionally a formal affair, drew 340 people to a Black Tie & Boots Gala Feb. 28...