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AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project'

AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Yesterday

The gals donned pink, cowgirl hats and boots, rallied their friends and went Western at the 10th anniversary Cowgirls & Cocktails on June...

AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

James Stewart has worn many hats: colonel, fighter pilot, Pikes Peak United Way board chair, business developer, business professor and co-chair of...

AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region's 'Building for Change' awards night
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

In the midst of "Building for Change," an inclusive campus for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region...

AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Echoing the words of Maya Angelou, the women of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment have overcome their life obstacles and "like air, I'll...

Recent graduates from 11 high schools selected as 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Twenty-four young women who graduated from high school this year have been named 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes.

They were selected for...

AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope introduces new director, awards grants
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

More than $50,000 in Newborn Hope grants to provide resources for Colorado babies and families impacted by prematurity were announced at a...

AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor Garden Club program leads guests through 59 National Parks
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Our National Parks turned 100 last Aug. 25 and Donna and Mike Guthrie were able to sing "Happy Birthday" to all 59 of them.

The "Donna &...

AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak honors decades of community leaders
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

For 41 years, Leadership Pikes Peak, first known as Citizen's Goals, has developed community leaders and worked on community betterment...

AROUND TOWN: Homeward Pikes Peak golfing fun all for serious cause
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

For 14 years one of the season's most popular golf tournaments has started off with quite a few "my A game" challenges and a VIP night of fun at The...

AROUND TOWN: NAMI breakfast brings mental illness out into the open
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

She has seen so many changes as people are opening up about dealing with mental illness. It used to be a secret.

Welcoming early risers at the...

AROUND TOWN: A night all about Kidpower's safe kids and lots of chocolate
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

It's not every evening when folks float down the hill from The Pinery on a chocolatey high. Must be Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic time!


AROUND TOWN: UCHealth Memorial Gala raises $342,000 for oncology research
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

An evening of glittering fun had an oncology focus of "Time Matters."

The 475 attendees at the 15th annual UCHealth Memorial Hospital...

AROUND TOWN: Friends of the Library visit the West with C.J. Box's Joe Pickett
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

The book lovers saddled up for lunch with author C.J. Box and his Joe Pickett Western mysteries, and hilarity ensued. Friends of the Pikes Peak...

AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald House volunteers treated to special evening
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

Ronald McDonald stomped his big 29EEE shoes in appreciation and even did a David Blaine magic trick in honor of the three-page list of people who...

AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope draws 1,300 to light sky for children to have advocates
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

The CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch fundraisers have become an annual tradition for supporters from across the area, this 17th year drawing...

AROUND TOWN: 'Dogfather's' Fur Ball evening raises record amount for Humane Society
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 7, 2017

Listen up, the canine goodfella "The Dogfather" growled. Keep those auction bids coming.

The 450-plus 2017 Fur Ball attendees, some in their...

AROUND TOWN: PPCC culinary students show off skills at scholarship dinner
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 7, 2017

It seems appropriate that the final event at Blue Star Group's Nosh restaurant was a salute to the future of culinary arts.

Those who designed...

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court steers youthful offenders away from crime
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 30, 2017

It is restorative justice in action, "for teens by teens."

In 1994, Colorado Springs Teen Court was founded "to interrupt the cycle of...

AROUND TOWN: Goodwill awards 'Discover Our Stars'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 30, 2017

The ballrooms were full as the stars came out for Discover Goodwill's Annual Dinner.

There were honoree stars, community partners and other...

AROUND TOWN: A Gilbert & Sullivan & Tea Revue sets the scene for 'The Mikado'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

A topsy turvy Sunday afternoon of Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas and a British tea with Earl Grey and quite proper scones with clotted cream and...

AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement gala supports student financial literacy
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The 350 party guests were bent over their smartphones all evening, and this time hosts didn't mind at all. In fact, they encouraged everyone to do...

AROUND TOWN: Masquerade marks a glittering change for the 60-year-old Chorale
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

For 30 years the Colorado Springs Chorale had led the way with local Chefs' Gala traditions. Over that time top names from the food world, including...

AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The 25th Red Ribbon Ball on the 31st anniversary of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project was a night to celebrate heroes.

"You are all heroes as...

AROUND TOWN: Renovated Craftwood Inn site of Manitou Springs Heritage Center benefit
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

A sunny mountain morning with the fireplace crackling, a Manitou Springs landmark and a history plan for the future.

Three gourmet breakfast...

AROUND TOWN: Blue Star Recyclers celebrates a year of expansion
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

In a busy computer world, their platform is the recycling.

Blue Star Recyclers celebrated a growth year of creating jobs in electronics...

AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's claims people of all ages, including 48-year-old professor
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Like so many little girls, Joanna Brooks aspired to be a ballerina or a fairy princess. Instead, the tall, well-spoken woman was better suited to be...

AROUND TOWN: The Y's meeting and celebration is 138th annual
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The Colorado Springs YMCA has a history harkening back to the beginning of the city, including the first downtown Y building in 1901.

The Y's...

AROUND TOWN: Hundreds enjoy Washington State wines to benefit Colorado Springs Conservatory
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

It was a weekend to learn about all things Washington state wines as wine lovers turned sommeliers-in-training and helped support programming and...

AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic's 90th anniversary celebration with Yo-Yo Ma sparkles
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

When a special big 90th comes around, it's time to celebrate.

For the 90th season of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, it was time to...

Blogger Bio

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.