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AROUND TOWN: French vintners spotlighted at the 27th Conservatory Wine Festival

AROUND TOWN: Nursing, construction trades a high in PPCC President Bolton's State of College
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Pikes Peak Community College President Lance Bolton couldn't stop smiling.

It was the evening of his first State of the College President's...

AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic maestro leads youth symphony at arts fundraiser
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Mar 11, 2018

The ultimate substitute picked up the baton.

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Music Director and Conductor Gary Nicholson was away Feb. 28, the...

AROUND TOWN: Walmarts donate almost $500,000 to Pikes Peak area nonprofits
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Feb 28, 2018

The region's Walmart Super Centers and Neighborhood Markets have the opportunity to donate to their choice of nonprofits closest to their areas. Add...

AROUND TOWN: U.S. Bank's Tom Naughton a roastee, and it was all for Cheyenne Village
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Tom Naughton knew far too many things his "friends" could use as comedy fodder against him. They didn't fail.

Banker, a staid Irish Catholic...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Opera League supper club benefits Verdi's 'Aida' production
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Feb 28, 2018

The 20th season of Opera Theatre of the Rockies was celebrated in style by the Pikes Peak Opera League with a supper club at Patty Jewett...

AROUND TOWN: Angels of America's Fallen is there for military and first-responder children
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 25, 2018

The parent had always promised to "come home." The promise couldn't be kept.

Stepping in to help remember that parent's legacy and support the...

AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care donate Shield616 gear to Colorado Springs-area law enforcement
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Former police Officer Jake Skifstad, left, shows Deputy Brandon Blanchard how to strap on a protective vest. Skifstad founded Shield616, which...

AROUND TOWN: Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund drive raises over $1.1 million for 20 nonprofits
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

A fellow named Dave who had been on the street, but with a little help found a home, is one of the thousands of Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund...

Around Town: Save these dates for 2018 nonprofit fundraisers around Colorado Springs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Nonprofits in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are busy planning a new year filled with fundraising galas, benefits, sports activities and...

AROUND TOWN: Impressive UCCS Ent Center for the Arts opens with special gala for 800
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

"Let the magic begin," she said. And indeed, it did.

The dream had come true for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Emerita...

AROUND TOWN: Skating memories shared by Peggy Fleming, other Broadmoor champions
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Residents and hotel guests strolling The Broadmoor hotel's Cheyenne Lake in the mid-1960s could stop in at the World Arena on the west side to watch...

AROUND TOWN: 500 seniors celebrated the season at Senior Resource Council's Dinner and Dance
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Dressed in holiday finery, some 500 seniors were active participants in a festive evening Dec. 9 at the holiday decorated City Auditorium.


AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor World Arena celebrates 20 years of memories
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Jan 26, 2018

The Broadmoor World Arena opened its doors on Jan. 17, 1998, and more than 3,700 events later celebrated 20 years with a memory-filled reception on...

AROUND TOWN: 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes part of a 51-year tradition
By: Linda Navarro - Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A formal 51-year holiday tradition celebrated 24 local young women as the 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes Dec. 22 at The Broadmoor International...

Around Town: Elegant Philharmonic Guild formal dinner charts new course for the group
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Dec 27, 2017

It was an elegant silver and ice blue evening, a music lover's delight, as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild celebrated with a formal Winter...

AROUND TOWN: Green Box Arts Festival prepares for a 10-year anniversary in Green Mountain Falls
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Green Box Arts, celebrating the festival's 10 years next summer, has exciting plans for the anniversary.

Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee offered...

Around Town: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Millennials glittered and sparkled in their holiday best as they partied the night away. It's a tradition, the YOT Club evening.

Making it...

Around Town: Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust's silent auction evening
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

It's a silent auction tradition to experience, as tables fill Norris-Penrose Event Center with choice items described on multiple pages.


AROUND TOWN: Leadership group CSLI honors creators of Olympic City USA brand
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Colorado Springs Leadership Institute has been a community asset for 20 years formed to "increase the quality and quantity of leaders in our...

AROUND TOWN: Tiny Head Start chairs an inspiration at CPCD's annual fundraising events
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Tiny chartreuse chairs, "the bright beginning" for little ones who fit onto them, were unique table centerpieces at the annual children...

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court benefactors sample Jewel of a Wine Tasting
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Champagne flutes were raised high toasting 23 years of Colorado Springs Teen Court and its 10th annual Jewel of a Wine Tasting fundraiser Nov. 3 at...

AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread houses and jazz benefit Early Connections child-care centers at historic site
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 29, 2017

It's a 23-year tradition of gingerbread houses and hot jazz.

What makes Early Connections Learning Centers' Gingerbread & Jazz even more...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 71 years supporting military charities
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 26, 2017

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a rip-snortin' local sports tradition since 1937, and founder Spencer Penrose stipulated a special legacy: The...

AROUND TOWN: Superhero laughter, little heroes at Special Kids Special Families
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 26, 2017

A night of silliness and laughter raised almost $40,000 for Zach's Place, a day-care center providing respite and care for children with physical,...

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.