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AROUND TOWN: Rotary butterflies add A for art to STEM

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...

AROUND TOWN: A Goodwill Enchanted Evening hosted by Jeff and Cindy Smith
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 7, 2015

More than 300 guests answered the invitation for an "Enchanted Evening" touring the sparkling new and grandly expansive home of Classic Homes' Jeff...

AROUND TOWN: CC students create a food rescue nonprofit to fight hunger
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Oct 5, 2015

Colorado College students on bikes, towing little trailers, on a special rescue mission. That mission: "A Fresh Way to Fight Hunger, Feed the Hungry,...

AROUND TOWN: FAC ends 'Year of Georgia O'Keeffe' with Black Iris Ball
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

When Michelle Wilson and Peri Faricy learned their dinner party had exploded in size, they took several deep breaths and happily had an extension...

AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum to help folks write "The Story of Us''
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Sep 16, 2015

You're history.

And you're going to have an opportunity to share your story.

"The Story of Us" project was unveiled to 470 breakfast...

AROUND TOWN: Rockin' the '60s brought out Sgt. Pepper and poodle skirts to help seniors
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Sep 13, 2015

The fun was figuring out who those '60s folks really were.

The entire ballroom at the Antlers Hilton on Aug. 22 was a who's who of "who's...

AROUND TOWN: Cancer patients and caregivers walk fashion runway as their stories unfold
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Sep 6, 2015

They were red carpet stars for an evening, strolling the catwalk through the dining room at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort.

As they...

AROUND TOWN: Seniors rock to support the Senior Center
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 30, 2015

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...

AROUND TOWN: Children's Garden celebrates Judy Noyes' love of books and reading
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 30, 2015

She left a legacy of public art, a passion for downtown and for giving back through community service. But more than anything, Judy Noyes, who loved...

AROUND TOWN: There were Happy Trails at Bear Creek Nature Center
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

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

For several years the popular El...

AROUND TOWN: A Summer Bash at Ronald McDonald House
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 16, 2015

What better place to celebrate providing a home away from home for 9,000 families with critically ill children hospitalized nearby over the years...

AROUND TOWN: Shrimp Boil, s'mores favorites at Cheyenne Village event
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 16, 2015

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...

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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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