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AROUND TOWN: Discover Goodwill honorees take road to "Destination: Independence"

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AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope helps serve more abused and neglected children
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

For speaker after speaker, involvement with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region came about because "I am for the child."

The impact of those words...

AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Shades of "Game of Thrones'"House Lannister and guests peeked around for Jon Snow. But the April 28 Fur Ball had instead been turned into a creative...

AROUND TOWN: Red Ribbon Ball night of magic includes engagement announcement
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Two Marys who have passionately devoted years to the LGBTQ community and causes were honored as heroes at the 2018 Red Ribbon Ball.

On an...

AROUND TOWN: Memorial Hospital Foundation 'Heroes in Healthcare' raises $412,000 for trauma training center
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

In an evening dedicated to "Heroes in Healthcare," a record 770 supporters, including many from health care fields, enjoyed a gala event April 28 as...

AROUND TOWN: Blackbird Outreach moves forward for legal homeless camp
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

A Blackbird Outreach fundraiser auction is unlike any other.

Replacing the familiar nonprofit-gala bidding for European trips and formal...

AROUND TOWN: Students' formal-dinner guests raise $30,000 for PPCC Culinary Arts scholarships
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Apr 30, 2018

The Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund Dinner is a unique opportunity for culinary arts students at Pikes Peak Community College to...

AROUND TOWN: Gardens of Beatrix Potter and her bunnies come alive in Broadmoor Garden Club author event
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Flopsy, Mospy, Cottontail and Peter rabbits hop about in the book illustrations of the real gardens of Beatrix Potter.

Delightfully vivacious...

AROUND TOWN: 'Miami Vice' takes over the Marriott for Tri-Lakes Chamber fun
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

It was the return of Crockett and Tubbs and all the "Miami Vice" neon pinks and greens.

Quite the colorful twist to the season-ender awards...

AROUND TOWN: Henjum Accolades to those who work with seniors
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

The memory of the late Joe Henjum, co-founder and past president of the Senior Resource Council, was honored with the naming of the annual Senior...

AROUND TOWN: Athena Awards celebrates 25 years of strong women
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

For the 25th year female business leaders were in the spotlight when the 2018 Athena Award honoree, Jan Weiland, was added to the impressive list...

AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's Association awaits a cure
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

It's sad for everyone, "the long goodbye."

That's emcee Jon Karroll describing Alzheimer's at the April 3 Reason to Hope fundraising...

AROUND TOWN: YMCA celebrates history and a cutting-edge year of success
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is going strong on its 139th anniversary. It has become, in the words of its President/CEO Boyd Williams, "one of...

AROUND TOWN: Historic Manitou log cabin district site of Heritage Center brunch
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

An idyllic mountain setting with historic log cabins was the perfect spot for a Manitou Springs Heritage Center fundraising brunch in, appropriately,...

AROUND TOWN: Red Cross Hometown Heroes night tops need for Emergency Response Vehicle
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Apr 2, 2018

It was an evening to recognize Hometown Heroes, those everyday people "who do extraordinary things."

It was also a time when 410 sponsors and...

AROUND TOWN: St. Patrick's Gala surpassed glittering tradition for Catholic Charities
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Live and silent auctions to beat them all. It's the luck of the Irish - and hugely competitive - tradition at the Catholic Charities St. Patrick's...

AROUND TOWN: Filling hungry tummies the Care and Share Food Bank mission
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Mar 23, 2018

The words of one little boy stunned a crowd of 1,186 adults.

His words are why they were in Broadmoor Hall for the 10th annual Care and Share...

AROUND TOWN: Expanding Blue Star Recyclers trains those with disabilities to succeed
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Blue Star Recyclers co-founder and CEO Bill Morris is on the road and he couldn't be happier.

It's a sign of success for the local nonprofit...

AROUND TOWN: French vintners spotlighted at the 27th Conservatory Wine Festival
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Mar 13, 2018

For 27 years The Colorado Springs Wine Festival has been been the special weekend destination site for wine lovers. It's a rare opportunity to meet...

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: 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: 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...

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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.