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: Seniors rock to support the Friends of the Senior Center


As the Colorado Springs Senior Center transitions from a city operation to the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, the Friends of The Colorado Springs Senior Center continue working full steam ahead. The nonprofit...

AROUND TOWN: There were Happy Trails at Bear Creek Nature Center

By: linda navarro

Smiles have returned to the Happy Trails annual Buffalo Gals barbecue fundraiser at Bear Creek Nature Center.

For several years the popular El Paso County nature centers event had been under a cloud of...

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 in the Colorado Springs area:


- It's closing weekend for the inaugural Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, the newest ski town...

AROUND TOWN: A Summer Bash at Ronald McDonald House

By: linda navarro

What better place to celebrate providing a home away from home for 9,000 families with critically ill children hospitalized nearby over the years than at the spacious, homey Ronald McDonald House itself?


AROUND TOWN: Shrimp Boil, s'mores favorites at Cheyenne Village event

By: linda navarro

It's one of the year's favorite gatherings, under a big, white party tent beside the beach at Country Club of Colorado: a low country shrimp boil where giant pans filled with shrimp and sausage, potatoes and corn...

Must See Must Do: 5 best bets for fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

By: linda navarro

Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the next few days:


Big engines straining and the monster tires digging in: There's a...

AROUND TOWN: Hundreds were Off the Street and under the bridge for Urban Peak

By: linda navarro

Seven years ago there was a cozy breakfast for the community on the mural-lined patio at the emergency shelter for homeless youth at Urban Peak Colorado Springs. Then the Off the Street "event" was moved to a big...

Must See Must Do: 10 best bets for fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

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Entertain yourself with the latest home ideas and 32 new homes to tour just waiting out there. Time for the 2015 Parade of Homes which opens at 10 a.m. Friday at sites throughout El Paso County and one in Woodland...