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AROUND TOWN: Great-granddaughter of Julie Penrose relives her family's Broadmoor history

AROUND TOWN: Jerry and Pam Bruni open their new mountain home to support Partners in Housing
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Jerry and Pam Bruni spent several years daydreaming about and planning their three-story dream home on 2 mountain acres in the gated Broadmoor Resort...

AROUND TOWN: Independence Center celebrates local ADA progress
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 6, 2017

July 26 is an important date in the world of those with disabilities.

It was on July 26, 1990, that the Americans with Disabilities Act was...

AROUND TOWN: Aimee Cox honored during Chamber/EDC Evening in Tuscany
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Wine and hors d'oeuvres were Tuscan, the networking vibrant and business cards were the trading currency as the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce...

AROUND TOWN: Therapeutic riding center the recipient of 100 Women Who Care donation
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Five years, several hundred women and more than $150,000 donated to local nonprofits was cause for a champagne toast as 100 Women Who Care Colorado...

AROUND TOWN: Urban Peak's breakfast under the bridge draws 850 to help fight youth homelessness
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jul 27, 2017

It's an amazing way to start the day...a seated breakfast under the Colorado Avenue bridge with 850 others learning the stories of homeless...

AROUND TOWN: Legacy of symphony's Bee Vradenburg continues through foundation carrying her name
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 23, 2017

What became the Bee Vradenburg Foundation was launched in 2002 with an arts summit at Penrose House, and the foundation's 15th anniversary June 12...

AROUND TOWN: Survivors celebrate life, heroes at Colorado Springs Komen luncheon
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 23, 2017

The Komen breast-cancer pink season is underway, leading to Pooches in Pink festivities Sept. 9 at Rock Ledge Ranch and the Sept. 10 Komen Colorado...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs garden tour a treat for hundreds
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The Friends of eXtension, which raises money for Colorado State University Extension, has offered a popular Open Garden Tour since 2012, drawing...

AROUND TOWN: Talking to the zoo animals in true Spencer Penrose black-tie fashion
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

Early day philanthropist and Broadmoor businessman Spencer Penrose would have been delighted in what his little personal menagerie of animals...

AROUND TOWN: It took the "Magic of Two" for Peak Education to lead low-income youngsters to college
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

It has been 20 years since two friends challenged themselves to find a way to give back to their community, especially the children. One an attorney,...

AROUND TOWN: Grilling cheese to help the homeless
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Yummy grilled cheese sandwiches paired with craft beer samples drew several hundred hungry folks to the recent inaugural Colorado Springs Grill...

AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

For 25 years, the community advocacy Citizens Project has been the voice "to embrace equality, diversity and separation of church and...

AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

The gals donned pink, cowgirl hats and boots, rallied their friends and went Western at the 10th anniversary Cowgirls & Cocktails on June...

AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

James Stewart has worn many hats: colonel, fighter pilot, Pikes Peak United Way board chair, business developer, business professor and co-chair of...

AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region's 'Building for Change' awards night
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

In the midst of "Building for Change," an inclusive campus for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region...

AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Echoing the words of Maya Angelou, the women of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment have overcome their life obstacles and "like air, I'll...

Recent graduates from 11 high schools selected as 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Twenty-four young women who graduated from high school this year have been named 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes.

They were selected for...

AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope introduces new director, awards grants
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

More than $50,000 in Newborn Hope grants to provide resources for Colorado babies and families impacted by prematurity were announced at a...

AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor Garden Club program leads guests through 59 National Parks
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Our National Parks turned 100 last Aug. 25 and Donna and Mike Guthrie were able to sing "Happy Birthday" to all 59 of them.

The "Donna &...

AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak honors decades of community leaders
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

For 41 years, Leadership Pikes Peak, first known as Citizen's Goals, has developed community leaders and worked on community betterment...

AROUND TOWN: Homeward Pikes Peak golfing fun all for serious cause
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

For 14 years one of the season's most popular golf tournaments has started off with quite a few "my A game" challenges and a VIP night of fun at The...

AROUND TOWN: NAMI breakfast brings mental illness out into the open
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

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...

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.