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AROUND TOWN: Paralympians share their Rio stories at USABA breakfast

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AROUND TOWN: Soccer Olympian Mia Hamm at Peak Vista's Breakfast of Champions
By: Linda Navarro - 0 7 hr ago

One of the favorite nonprofit events each fall is the Peak Vista Breakfast of Champions and the big question in advance is always which Wheaties-box...

Nonprofits, send us your fundraiser Save the Dates for 2017
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017

Nonprofits, send us information about your major fundraisers for 2017 and we'll compile a master calendar to run Jan. 1....

AROUND TOWN: Habitat opens new doors and they're works of art
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

They're opening the doors to new homes and have done this for 30 years.

How fitting it was that Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity celebrated its...

AROUND TOWN: CPCD guests kissed their brains to give kids a Head Start
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Preschoolers can help with this one. Do a really good job ... kiss your brain. Learn the answer to a tough question ... kiss your brain. Someone's...

AROUND TOWN: Friends/family honor Urban Turzi of One Nation Walking Together
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

For nine years and seven months, the man fondly referred to as "Urb" spent every waking moment working to better the lives of Native Americans,...

AROUND TOWN: Women's Foundation of Colorado works toward women's potential
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

It's all about empowering women to their full potential under the motto "Together. We are powerful."

The Women's Foundation of Colorado...

AROUND TOWN: Army Ranger helps The Home Front Cares' mission for troops
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Thoughts have been about veterans and the troops and their families this Veterans Day week.

The Home Front Cares kicked it off early, on Oct....

AROUND TOWN: Chefs help March of Dimes create purple world for babies
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Thursday is a day for purple, World Prematurity Day, for the tiniest of the tiny babies.

It's part of November's Prematurity Awareness Month,...

AROUND TOWN: Jack and Jill of America charters Greater Pikes Peak Chapter
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Formally attired young people followed a tradition dating back to 1938 when they and their mothers became charter members of Jack and Jill of...

AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids ends 10-year run with thousands of coats, Conservatory scholarships
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 6, 2016

A simple conversation 10 years ago led to new winter coats for almost 3,800 area elementary school youngsters in low-income schools.

On the...

AROUND TOWN: Mental health heroes around Colorado Springs focus on teen suicide prevention
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The heroes of mental health are all around us: the teacher who lets kids know they're appreciated, a teen whose rap video deals with all-too-frequent...

AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency empowers women toward the workplace
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 30, 2016

They're on F.I.R.E. at the Women's Resource Agency.

It's an empowering flame, helping women into the workplace and in their personal...

AROUND TOWN: Night of comedy raises donations for families of the disabled in Colorado Springs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Oct 25, 2016

A Night of Comedy filled with craziness and laughter thanks to featured Chicago-area comic Mike Toomey was a special evening for a cause.

The...

AROUND TOWN: 'Around the World with PILLAR' visits new Mt. Carmel center for veterans
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 23, 2016

At PILLAR, it's all about lifelong learning.

Some months feature cultural activities; other times STEM, mind and spirit, living a better life,...

AROUND TOWN: A Go Red for Women day
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 16, 2016

For 14 years, local women have set aside a day each September to learn about their own heart health.

Go Red for Women Education Day and...

AROUND TOWN: Best in land conservation honored by Palmer Land Trust
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 16, 2016

They're saving the land and the ranches for the generations still to come.

That said, the Palmer Land Trust celebrated the best in southern...

AROUND TOWN: The Arc PPR announces inclusive campus for those with disabilities
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 9, 2016

Good things are on the way for The Arc Pikes Peak Region and an enthusiastic Building for Change lunch crowd Sept. 29 was at Hotel Eleganté to hear...

AROUND TOWN: BBB celebrates top customer service with '20s night
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 9, 2016

In an evening that would do "The Great Gatsby" proud, a glittery, befeathered 1920s crowd of 382 assisted the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

AROUND TOWN: It was a MACnificent night for the arts in Manitou
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Oct 4, 2016

Startled guests stepped into the lobby of the Cliff House and looked up. And up and up. And laughed.

It was a MACnificent evening and the...

AROUND TOWN: Dream Centers' ministry for homeless/low-income women celebrates with a tea
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 2, 2016

For five years, Dream Centers has been quietly helping local women, "bringing health and hope one life at a time," in the words of Executive Director...

AROUND TOWN: They rocked the '60s for Silver Key's Meals on Wheels
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The Ad Council's national "Let's Make it Happen" was tweaked a bit, becoming "Colorado Springs, Let's Make Lunch Happen."

It was Silver Key's...

AROUND TOWN: Lutheran Family Services goes to the galaxy to help refugees
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

They rocketed through the "Galaxies of Giving" for some down-to-earth help for others as Lutheran Family Services celebrated its annual Innkeeper...

AROUND TOWN: COPPeR celebrates 10 years connecting folks with the arts
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

There were toasts all around as arts supporters recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and its...

AROUND TOWN: Griffith's Kitchen teams top chefs with young men changing their lives
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

They were young men who didn't stand much of a chance. "At risk," some were called. "Delinquents." Not much of a future for them, they were...

AROUND TOWN: Rio gold-medal night makes history for Fine Arts Center, Colorado College
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

As organizers first planned the popular annual Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center season-opening gala early this year, little did they know what the...

AROUND TOWN: Bear Creek Nature Center turns 40 with BBQ benefit
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

All in all it was an interesting evening with "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" discussing historic local Civilian Conservation Corps projects with guests...

AROUND TOWN: At the Pioneers Museum meet Colorado Springs history...and Pokemon
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is an interesting combination of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Inside, the grand building is the history...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs' new fire chief's team cooks way to TESSA Pasta in the Park crown
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

When Colorado Springs firefighters boast of their prowess in the fire station kitchens, believe them.

A "Three Alarms" team led by new Fire...

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,...

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.