Around Town   The people and happenings around our area

AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

Nov 25, 2014

When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary...

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AROUND TOWN: It could be a banner year for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation's Empty Stocking Fund

Nov 25, 2014

This is it. This is the year. "If there were going to be a year, this...

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AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

Nov 23, 2014

The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were...

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AROUND TOWN: Woman's Club focuses on education, community involvement

Nov 21, 2014

Since 1902, members of The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs have...

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AROUND TOWN: The Home Front Cares 'For the Love of Our Troops X'

Nov 16, 2014

Any community that gives welcome-home McDonald's Quarter Pounders to...

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AROUND TOWN: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

Nov 16, 2014

Area chefs pulled out all the stops to help raise thousands of dollars...

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AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement 60th anniversary honors Gary Atkins

Nov 14, 2014

Gary Atkins received the Gary Backstrom Spirit of Achievement Award,...

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AROUND TOWN: Celebrating 2014 Colorado Regional Business Alliance honorees

Nov 9, 2014

It never gets old. Chuck Murphy has a permanent smile on his face as he...

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AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency helps women find their hopes and dreams+

Nov 2, 2014

Today she's a college professor. There was a time, however, when Regina...

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AROUND TOWN: Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers and WWII vets honored by USO

Nov 2, 2014

Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers crooned "(I've Had) The Time of...

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AROUND TOWN: Educational Big Brothers Big Sisters Bruncheon

Oct 26, 2014

It's becoming a tradition. When the children head back to school after...

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AROUND TOWN: They're the leaders: United Way's LIG (Leaders in Giving)

Oct 26, 2014

they're leaders in the community. Many are leaders in business, others...

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AROUND TOWN: 50 years and growing, REACHing for success to stop poverty

Oct 16, 2014

What better way to celebrate a 50-year milestone than to rename and...

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AROUND TOWN: Women see red to save their own lives

Oct 16, 2014

One Friday each September retains its red luster. It has much to do...

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Marking a 50-year-old mission

Oct 12, 2014

Its history is traced to President John F. Kennedy, whose family was...

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AROUND TOWN: New Fine Arts Center President Dahlin moves and grooves to a Colorado Springs beat

Oct 12, 2014

Well hello, Colorado Springs. New Fine Arts Center President/Executive...

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AROUND TOWN: Girl Scouts honor 2014 Women of Distinction

Oct 5, 2014

The stage was filled with powerful local women who, in the words of...

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AROUND TOWN: A Family afFaire at the Donner spread

Oct 5, 2014

Call it the ultimate church picnic, a block party to beat all block...

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AROUND TOWN: Street Breakfast benefits community groups

Sep 28, 2014

On June 18, more than 3,000 folks of all ages wore their Western duds,...

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AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum helps people discover their stories

Sep 28, 2014

Judy Casey found a way to share her passion with her friends. The über...

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AROUND TOWN: Team Springs tennis launched

Sep 21, 2014

Karen Brandner, director of tennis at The Broadmoor, has worried for...

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AROUND TOWN: Rockin' the '60s for Silver Key Seniors

Sep 21, 2014

A Fonzie was there, vinyl go-go boots were everywhere and no one seemed...

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AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

Sep 14, 2014

For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous...

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AROUND TOWN: Honoring Colorado Springs Buffalo Soldiers history

Sep 11, 2014

Theirs is a history of military greatness under a shadow of segregation...

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AROUND TOWN: Citizen Soldier Connection

Aug 31, 2014

The Citizen Soldier Connection, a group of local citizens stepping in...

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AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor gala wrapped up a cycling frenzy day at USA Pro Challenge

Aug 31, 2014

He has covered every major cycling event in the world, including the...

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'A vision to serve every child in need'

Aug 24, 2014

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is among the biggest and brightest CASA...

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AROUND TOWN: Saving wild mustangs like the stallion named Cloud

Aug 14, 2014

Local filmmaker Ginger Kathrens thought a wildlife film about mustangs...

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AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement celebrates 60 years

Aug 7, 2014

A festive crowd weathered downpours on July 29 to celebrate Junior...

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AROUND TOWN: Community fills the street for Urban Peak and homeless youth

Jul 31, 2014

It was a morning for the community to go onto the street to raise money,...

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AROUND TOWN: ReStore, Habitat say farewell to boss

Jul 24, 2014

Accolades have come over the years for Paul Johnson, executive director...

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AROUND TOWN: Picnic at Benet Hill honors military

Jul 24, 2014

For the fifth year the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery...

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AROUND TOWN: Mounds of shrimp a Cheyenne Village favorite

Jul 17, 2014

The shrimp boats were a-comin' - apologies to the 1950s "Shrimp Boats"...

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AROUND TOWN: Opening night for The Mezzanine

Jul 17, 2014

Onlookers downtown may have been puzzled on July 11 as people headed...

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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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