Author:

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.

Mayor John Suthers shares a post-roast laugh with Perry Sanders, left, and former roastee Jim Maguire.021217Photo by Linda Navarro
Mayor John Suthers shares a post-roast laugh with Perry Sanders, left, and former roastee Jim Maguire. 021217Photo by Linda Navarro
Luke Cammack offered information about The Say What? Truck which is available to nonprofits and churches to pick up donated items. 021217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Heart Ball "A Midwinter Night's Dream:" Jason Lyman and Hollie Kasper
 021917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Heart Ball "A Midwinter Night's Dream:" Jason Lyman and Hollie Kasper 021917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Bowling pins were up for bid at Junior Achievement's Rock 'n Bowl.
020417 Photo by Linda Navarro
Bowling pins were up for bid at Junior Achievement's Rock 'n Bowl. 020417 Photo by Linda Navarro
Special desserts by caterer Susan Schenk at the Israeli Cuisine event at Temple Shalom.
012917 Photo by Michael Schenk, eon Studios
Special desserts by caterer Susan Schenk at the Israeli Cuisine event at Temple Shalom. 012917 Photo by Michael Schenk, eon Studios
A herd of about 20 male bighorn sheep relaxed and grazed just feet from the main parking lot at the Garden of the Gods Monday, May 6, 2013 causing slow downs on the road and bringing crowds close to the fence to take photos of the animals. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette