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AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs' new fire chief's team cooks way to TESSA Pasta in the Park crown

AROUND TOWN: Regional Business Alliance networks 'An Evening in Tuscany' at Gold Hill Mesa
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

It was "An Evening in Tuscany," but no need to go that far away.

This evening event July 28 at Gold Hill Mesa Event Center was a time for wine,...

AROUND TOWN: Youth Symphony invites Philharmonic Guild to tea
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Musicians throughout the community appreciate the support of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild, said Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra...

AROUND TOWN: ADA's 26th year a time for passengers to honor bus and van drivers
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

The Americans With Disabilities Act was signed 26 years ago, and for 2016 the focus is on transportation. What better way to celebrate than to have...

AROUND TOWN: Garden party benefits The Resource Exchange
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 7, 2016

A peaceful, bucolic place of beauty and art, the Historic Old North End gardens created by Rich Schell and Greg Wragge at their home were meant to be...

AROUND TOWN: Energy Resource Center supporters celebrate keeping folks warm
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Since it was the end of the year, it was time to celebrate New Year's. But not every year ends in December.

This New Year's Eve party, "Winter...

AROUND TOWN: Almost 1,000 go to breakfast under the bridge for Urban Peak's homeless kids
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Eight years ago it was a pleasant little breakfast gathering in the courtyard of The Place, the Urban Peak Colorado Springs shelter for homeless...

AROUND TOWN: Zoo Ball-goers 'Party With The Pack'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 24, 2016

As has become an annual tradition, a sold-out, formally attired crowd visited Cheyenne Mountain Zoo after hours June 18 to spend time with the...

AROUND TOWN: Rally for the Cure
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

For eight years, one weekend each June has been a special combo of forehands, aces and volleys and the color pink as tennis pros and amateurs Rally...

AROUND TOWN: Pastor Paul Peel honored and roasted as he retires
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 17, 2016

The Friday night before beloved First Lutheran Church pastor Paul Peel delivered his retirement sermon on Sunday, June 26, almost 400 of his...

AROUND TOWN: Range Riders wrap up annual rodeo trek with awards, families
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Days of cowboy camaraderie, riding horseback trails through the mountains to their campsites and following an almost seven-decade, multigenerational...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs Dance Theatre celebrates season
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

A sunny June evening in the gardens at High Valley Farm awaited supporters and the board of the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. It was a thank- you...

AROUND TOWN: Alpha Kappa Alpha gives community awards
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has been known since its founding in 1908 as a leader for "effective advocacy and social change," and the local Iota Beta...

AROUND TOWN: Amblicab works to provide transportation and independence
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

It has been a very good year, an enthusiastic Gail Nehls told a sold-out party audience at Amblicab's Rock 'n Roll 2016 fundraiser June 8 at Garden...

2016 Colorado Springs Debutantes
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Twenty-one young women have been named Colorado Springs Debutantes. The 50-year, social-season tradition celebrates those named for their school...

AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails changes tradition, invites the cowboys
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 27, 2016

For the first time, cowpokes were invited to join the gals at Cowgirls & Cocktails, the bright pink annual celebration to raise funds for local...

AROUND TOWN: Komen survivors
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 26, 2016

More than 250 people in pink were on hand for the Komen Colorado South Survivors Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Antlers Hotel.

The attendees...

AROUND TOWN: For Beth Bowlen Wallace, 'This One's for Pat,' is her dad's struggle with Alzheimer's
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

"This one's for Pat" was the cheer as the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, and it's on the team's huge championship rings.

Pat is Broncos...

AROUND TOWN: Citizens Project lights America's candle
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

The Antlers hotel ballroom darkened. One candle, then another tilted to light a neighbor's.

"Take your candle, and go light your world."...

AROUND TOWN: ACF chefs offer culinary world tour
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

What better way to take a world tour than with international cuisine by some of the area's top chefs.

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American...

AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Class celebrates 40 years
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Every Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Class claims the title "Best Class Ever," so it stands to reason that LPP's 40th anniversary celebration,...

AROUND TOWN: KPWE supports nontraditional, 'unstoppable' women students at UCCS
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Seven more women now wear special amethyst necklaces and easily recognize others who have received that special gift, a symbol of strength and...

AROUND TOWN: Kidpower's popular chocolate night sells out
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 5, 2016

The magic word: chocolate.

Fans of the Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic make their reservations early for this popular, and quite tasty, annual...

AROUND TOWN: NAMI breakfast attendees donate $115K to support those with mental illness
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

They're "Embracing the Light" as they find ways to face down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

It has been a long time coming and remains...

AROUND TOWN: El Cinco de Mayo gala celebrates scholarship winners
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

They danced, clapped to mariachis, visited with friends and enjoyed a meal with the flavors of Mexico. More than anything, however, the evening of...

AROUND TOWN: CASA a light of hope for abused children
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

They're there for the kids because, said emcee TV anchor Shellene Cockrell, "CASA is a light of hope for a child."

For 16 years the CASA Light...

AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball has howling night in Havana for the animals
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

Cuban cigars, the forbidden fruit no longer, poked out of centerpieces and, unlit, were part of some fellows' costumes at the 19th annual Humane...

AROUND TOWN: A toast to teal and awareness of ovarian cancer
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

It was "A Taste and A Toast to Teal" and part of a special gift from two sisters to honor their late mother.

Laura DiNapoli Ayotte and Susan...

AROUND TOWN: Goodwill helps 'write new chapters for thousands of disadvantaged individuals'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

A storybook evening brought more than 750 people to The Broadmoor on April 27 to be "part of the story" at Discover Goodwill's Annual Dinner and...

AROUND TOWN: PPCC Culinary Arts students present elegant scholarship meal
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 8, 2016

Her name is synonymous with fine food and culinary appreciation, thus the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund at Pikes Peak Community...

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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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