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AROUND TOWN: Homeward Pikes Peak golfing fun all for serious cause

AROUND TOWN: NAMI breakfast brings mental illness out into the open
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Yesterday

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...

AROUND TOWN: Catholic Charities' St. Patrick's Day Gala in Colorado Springs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

St. Patrick's Day always signals an especially festive fundraising time for Catholic Charities. And the St. Patrick's Day Gala, with green aplenty,...

AROUND TOWN: Walmart celebrates $580,000 in grants to area nonprofits
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Area Walmarts were dinner hosts in February for a community celebration of more than $580,000 in philanthropic grants to nonprofits.


AROUND TOWN: A Recipe for Hope record 1,100+ share Care and Share's vision
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

More than 1,100 people sat down to lunch March 2 at The Broadmoor to follow a vision of ending hunger in Colorado Springs.

By the end of Care...

AROUND TOWN: A special night with Evander Holyfield for Boys & Girls Club
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Mar 2, 2017

The evening was another Evander Holyfield knockout.

The boxing Olympian who later held four heavyweight titles, beating Mike Tyson, Larry...

AROUND TOWN: Annual breakfast celebrates chorale and symphony programs for youth
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Mar 1, 2017

What better way to start a day than with a bounty of young voices and an acclaimed youth symphony.

Lovers of the arts filled a large Hotel...

AROUND TOWN: "Straight Arrow" Mayor John Suthers roasted for a cause
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Feb 23, 2017

It was a night to have some fun at Mayor John Suthers' expense.

And he laughed right along at folks who had twitted him about being quiet,...

AROUND TOWN: Congregations help homeless families through Family Promise
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Sensory memories: Delicious church potluck smells floating up from the the basement. Ladies wearing aprons. Tables filled to groaning.

At the...

AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball a 'Midwinter Night's Dream' to remember in Colorado Springs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Elegant ladies in evening gowns and glittering Venetian masks took the arms of formally attired men, many wearing red ties, and strolled the lobby of...

AROUND TOWN: Ewoks hit the lanes for Junior Achievement and financial literacy
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

"Alert all commands." The Force has invaded the bowling alley.

Wrapping up today, Darth Vaders, Jedi, Wookies and Princess Leias are competing...

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.