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: 2015-16 Empty Stocking Fund campaign tops a million dollars once again

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A million dollars.

It's happily becoming a given: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund and a million dollars.

Once again donors - 2,284 strong - came through for the 2015-16...

Must See Must Do: Best bets for weekend fun in the Colorado Springs area

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He's the big buddy every child needs. And proper attire for an evening with Big Friendly Giant is your jammies as the delightful Roald Dahl bedtime story is on stage at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. BFG is...

AROUND TOWN: Celebrating the Pioneers Museum's "City of Sunshine"

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Ah, the Colorado Springs sunshine. Its warmth and rays helped make the city what it is today.

Almost 300 guests welcomed the Pioneers Museum's major new "City of Sunshine" exhibit at a reception Jan. 15...

Must See Must Do: Best bets for weekend fun in the Colorado Springs area

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Here's a look at some of the top happenings around Colorado Springs and the Front Range over the next few days:


- Updated list with dozens of music, art and other events in the Pikes...

AROUND TOWN: National Charity League a moms and daughters project

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One of the most important - and most special - times together in their mother- daughter lives is how one mom described National Charity League.

It has been a tradition for more than 50 years in parts of the...

Must See Must Do: Best bets for weekend fun in the Colorado Springs area

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Festival Fridays in Pueblo opens its 30th year starting this weekend. First up: the Tejano sounds of Pueblo's Bad Habitz (, so get ready to dance. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts...

AROUND TOWN: 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes presented

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Sparkling Christmas tree lights and bouquets of flowers, a scarlet carpet, young ladies in pristine white gowns with white pearls and flawless white gloves, fathers and escorts in white ties and tails.


Must See Must Do: 12 best bets for weekend fun around Colorado Springs

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Here's a look at some of your best bets for fun and entertainment around Colorado Springs in the coming week:


- Learn all about the art of woodturning at the Pikes Peak Woodturners' open house...