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AROUND TOWN: A living education memorial honors the Challenger Shuttle 30 years later

AROUND TOWN: 2015-16 Empty Stocking Fund campaign tops a million dollars once again
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Feb 2, 2016

A million dollars.

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

Once again...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak United Way's Women's Leadership Council
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 28, 2016

It was more than just a regular monthly luncheon for the philanthropic Women's Leadership Council of Pikes Peak United Way in January when they heard...

AROUND TOWN: Celebrating the Pioneers Museum's "City of Sunshine"
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jan 24, 2016

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...

AROUND TOWN: National Charity League a moms and daughters project
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jan 17, 2016

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


AROUND TOWN: 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes presented
By: Linda Navarro - Sun, Jan 10, 2016

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

AROUND TOWN: Green Box Arts Festival has plans for the summer in Green Mountain Falls
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jan 3, 2016

The mountain beauty of Green Mountain Falls has drawn the Oklahoma Kirkpatrick family since the early 1900s. And so the tradition continues.


AROUND TOWN: Old North End Home Tour benefits TwoCor to help at-risk youth
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Dec 30, 2015

It was a walk through fascinating history and beautifully decorated holiday homes.

In one elegant 1896 American Foursquare home on the city's...

Around Town: 2016 Colorado Springs nonprofit fundraiser calendar
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Here's a look at what's scheduled for nonprofit fundraisers in the Colorado Springs area in 2016:


20 - 100 Women Who Care, El...

AROUND TOWN: Front Porch Giving Circle's holiday grant awards celebrated
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Just the words "front porch" conjure up nostalgic thoughts of neighborliness, conversations and friends.

Such aptly describes the Front Porch...

AROUND TOWN: Wines for the season benefit Teen Court
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Dec 17, 2015

It was a perfect opportunity to sample good wines in preparation for holiday season choices.

As guests circled the tables at Norris-Penrose...

AROUND TOWN: Elegant YOT Club party provides Christmas for the community's kids
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Dec 17, 2015

What a nightclub crowd: elegant young adults in the latest and flashiest, glittering stilettos, Santa hats and gentlemen in black ties or silk...

AROUND TOWN: Zoya's legacy continues at Newborn Hope fashion show
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 13, 2015

A friend's dainty baby girl was born much too early and like so many preemies suffered immediate health obstacles. This tiny one had respiratory...

AROUND TOWN: Wine & Pine event helps the annual Bob Telmossé Christmas Giveaway
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Christmas will be special once again for thousands of those less fortunate in the Pikes Peak region.

And to think, it started as a hoax.


AROUND TOWN: Diabetes turned Olympian Gary Hall Jr. into an advocate
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Dec 3, 2015

Gary Hall Jr. was earning his way toward Olympic gold but couldn't afford health insurance.

Not until he was world class was he insured...

AROUND TOWN: AAUW Authors' Day covered war, history and food
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Dec 3, 2015

It's a scholarship fundraiser with an enthusiastic audience and it's all about books.

The annual Colorado Springs Branch AAUW Authors' Day...

AROUND TOWN: Rotary butterflies
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Emerging from their metal caterpillar cases, brightly colored butterflies took flight to Colorado yards, gardens, medians, schoolyards and...

AROUND TOWN: Salvation Army Red Kettle bells are ringing
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Nov 24, 2015

The red kettles are in place. The bells are ringing.

To kick off this holiday tradition Salvation Army Majors Richard and Tammy Larson...

AROUND TOWN: CPCD's 'be 4' breakfast challenges attendees to think like a preschooler
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Oh what a lovely early-morning way to welcome the day.

For an hour more than 600 adults were 4 years old again. "Just pretend," they were...

AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread & Jazz an Early Connections tradition
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Nov 19, 2015

For 21 years, one evening each fall has beckoned guests to the majestic Historic Day Nursery on Rio Grande Street for jazz, gingerbread houses and...

AROUND TOWN: Signature Chefs event supports the March of Dimes
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 15, 2015

For 77 years the March of Dimes has put the focus on babies, its work aimed at helping prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant death.


AROUND TOWN: Hope & Home benefactors help expanding foster-care program in a big way
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The young models for recent Hope & Home fashion show galas were foster children and former foster children now adopted into permanent...

AROUND TOWN: TRE goes all Western to raise money for IDD services
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 8, 2015

Saddle up, cowpokes and cowgirls, and the 300 guests at The Resource Exchange's Wild Wild West Roundup did just that.

There were Western duds,...

AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids brings 650 new coats to kids at Evans
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Nov 5, 2015

There were 650 special surprises when students at Evans International Elementary School were called into their gymnasium the end of October.


AROUND TOWN: Women's Film Festival hosts patron and sponsor preview party
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 1, 2015

Celebrating 28 years, the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival hits screens at Colorado College, Cornerstone Arts Center and the Fine Arts Center,...

AROUND TOWN: Go Red for Women hears that strokes hit FAST
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Oct 29, 2015

"Know your numbers" has been the rally cry for the annual American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Education Day and Luncheon.

Deb Mahan...

AROUND TOWN: The Women's Foundation knocks down barriers for Colorado women
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The Women's Foundation of Colorado ( was created to help the women and girls in this state achieve their full potential.

It is, said...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo helps military charities since WWII
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 25, 2015

For 75 years Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo action has been a part of Colorado Springs' culture. And since the end of World War II the rodeo has supported...

AROUND TOWN: REACH Pikes Peak celebrates anniversary year
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Oct 20, 2015

For 50 years REACH Pikes Peak has helped thousands of impoverished area people work toward self-sufficiency. Formerly Pikes Peak Community Action...

AROUND TOWN: Celebrating the top Partners in Philanthropy
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Oct 20, 2015

All along the back of The Broadmoor International Center was the framed history of philanthropy in Colorado Springs, going back to the city's...

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Linda has been a Gazette journalist for 47 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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