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AROUND TOWN: Memorial cancer patients and caregivers walk fashion runway

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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...

AROUND TOWN: Hundreds were Off the Street and under the bridge for Urban Peak
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 9, 2015

Seven years ago there was a cozy breakfast for the community on the mural-lined patio at the emergency shelter for homeless youth at Urban Peak...

AROUND TOWN: Old North End gardens featured on Friends of eXtension tour
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

A tour of gardens on Colorado Springs' historic Old North End on July 18-19 drew a record crowd: 805.

They were treated to strolls through...

AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center sashayed to an O'Keeffe look
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jul 22, 2015

If artist Georgia O'Keeffe had been invited to a "glam soiree" in her name, no doubt she would have been attired in her requisite black...

AROUND TOWN: Delta Sigma Theta Hats Off Luncheon
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Each year, the Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority honors women from throughout the local community who are committed to...

AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball Fete with Penguin Flock a sell-out success
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Colorado the penguin was surrounded by twins when many of the men at the Fête with the Flock Zoo Ball came in similar black-tie attire.

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AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015...

AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia, WCLI
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Each Women's Community Leadership Initiative class has a project. It builds on what the 20 to 30 women have learned about community needs, leadership...

AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 5, 2015

It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's "Think Pink Night" when cowboys in Komen pink shirts will take over at Pikes...

AROUND TOWN: Big prize for playful sculpture
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Being fully appreciated for what you do never gets old for an artist.

When well-known local artist Sean O'Meallie and his wife, Mary, heard...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Range Riders celebrate their 66th ride
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 28, 2015

The first Pikes Peak Range Ride was a more casual Western affair with 38 friends and fellow horsemen in July 1949.

Like that first ride, the...

AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 21, 2015

100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs: "Now this is the way the fellows like to have meetings and raise money," one enthusiastic member said.

A...

AROUND TOWN: 100+ Women Who Care - Colorado Springs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 21, 2015

In an instant world, simply call it speed charity, speed philanthropy or speed giving.

In just a little more than an hour each quarter, members...

AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region celebrates 60 years
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 14, 2015

One mother, Peggy Marshall, set out to create a way to a better future for her daughter with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She rallied...

AROUND TOWN: Citizens Project paints a dream community word picture
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Love, equality, diversity, acceptance, neighbors, inclusion .

A word cloud floated through the room as more than 450 pulled out phones and...

AROUND TOWN: Women friends link for community
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 7, 2015

All it took was two women.

In 1946, the Philadelphia pair invited seven more friends to create a club for African- American women that helps...

AROUND TOWN: A whole different kind of 'T party' for the Woman's Club
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 3, 2015

The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs is going strong after almost 113 years. One tradition is providing college scholarships and helping support...

AROUND TOWN: Spicy night for Women's Resource Agency
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 27, 2015

They were doing a happy dance.

Part of the dance party was inspired by the muscular, firefighter-calendar models who were volunteering that...

AROUND TOWN: Chocoholic Frolic a sensory delight Kidpower gala
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 27, 2015

Kidpower knows the secret of success: chocolate, and lots of it.

The annual Chocoholic Frolic is a sold-out gala year after year, including...

AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 24, 2015

Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention...

AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 20, 2015

An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized...

AROUND TOWN: Guild celebrates Mother's Day and the Philharmonic
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 17, 2015

It was a flower-filled celebration of Mother's Day and a successful Philharmonic season.

Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech, wife Monica Sabate and...

AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope Breakfast
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 13, 2015

Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their forever home.

They had been displaced and misplaced too often, their...

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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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