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AROUND TOWN: Zoo Ball-goers 'Party With the Pack' and other critters

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...

AROUND TOWN: Red Ribbon Ball brings back the 'Fabulous '50s'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 8, 2016

James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis were all there, and some rock 'n' roll era wannabes, too. Many fellows quite happily discovered they still fit...

AROUND TOWN: Chuck Murphy's photos auctioned for families of special kids
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

The photographs were each a moment in time from philanthropist businessman and developer Chuck Murphy's travels to fascinating spots around the globe...

AROUND TOWN: Thanking the Ronald McDonald House volunteers
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

Mr. "I wear size 29 EEE shoes" was on hand for an event carrying his name as Ronald McDonald House Charities saluted its volunteers for donating...

AROUND TOWN: Country Couture stylish support for therapeutic riding center
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 1, 2016

It was a Country Couture crowd as the 35th anniversary of Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center was celebrated in Western style April 22 at Swan House...

AROUND TOWN: Wearable floral fashions a Broadmoor Garden Club treat
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Catch-your-breath beautiful floral arrangements are a given at any Broadmoor Garden Club event, but an April 8 Floral Fashion Show took the natural...

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court honors volunteers, names new executive director
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

It is "Restorative Justice For Teens, By Teens" and since 1994 Colorado Springs Teen Court has provided an alternative to the traditional court...

AROUND TOWN: Shopping for Chanel a benefit for Penrose-St. Francis Foundation
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Now here's an exciting invitation for a Saturday afternoon of shopping: Chanel, Rodriguez, Saint Laurent.

Margaret Sabin, president/CEO of...

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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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