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AROUND TOWN: CASA a light of hope for abused children

AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball has howling night in Havana for the animals
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

Cuban cigars, the forbidden fruit no longer, poked out of centerpieces and, unlit, were part of some fellows' costumes at the 19th annual Humane...

AROUND TOWN: A toast to teal and awareness of ovarian cancer
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

It was "A Taste and A Toast to Teal" and part of a special gift from two sisters to honor their late mother.

Laura DiNapoli Ayotte and Susan...

AROUND TOWN: Goodwill helps 'write new chapters for thousands of disadvantaged individuals'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

A storybook evening brought more than 750 people to The Broadmoor on April 27 to be "part of the story" at Discover Goodwill's Annual Dinner and...

AROUND TOWN: PPCC Culinary Arts students present elegant scholarship meal
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 8, 2016

Her name is synonymous with fine food and culinary appreciation, thus the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund at Pikes Peak Community...

AROUND TOWN: Red Ribbon Ball brings back the 'Fabulous '50s'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 8, 2016

James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis were all there, and some rock 'n' roll era wannabes, too. Many fellows quite happily discovered they still fit...

AROUND TOWN: Chuck Murphy's photos auctioned for families of special kids
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

The photographs were each a moment in time from philanthropist businessman and developer Chuck Murphy's travels to fascinating spots around the globe...

AROUND TOWN: Thanking the Ronald McDonald House volunteers
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

Mr. "I wear size 29 EEE shoes" was on hand for an event carrying his name as Ronald McDonald House Charities saluted its volunteers for donating...

AROUND TOWN: Country Couture stylish support for therapeutic riding center
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 1, 2016

It was a Country Couture crowd as the 35th anniversary of Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center was celebrated in Western style April 22 at Swan House...

AROUND TOWN: Wearable floral fashions a Broadmoor Garden Club treat
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Catch-your-breath beautiful floral arrangements are a given at any Broadmoor Garden Club event, but an April 8 Floral Fashion Show took the natural...

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court honors volunteers, names new executive director
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

It is "Restorative Justice For Teens, By Teens" and since 1994 Colorado Springs Teen Court has provided an alternative to the traditional court...

AROUND TOWN: Shopping for Chanel a benefit for Penrose-St. Francis Foundation
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Now here's an exciting invitation for a Saturday afternoon of shopping: Chanel, Rodriguez, Saint Laurent.

Margaret Sabin, president/CEO of...

AROUND TOWN: An evening at Red Gravy benefits United Way
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

It was an ideal Sunday evening project, sampling the taste treats at new downtown restaurant Red Gravy and supporting Pikes Peak United...

AROUND TOWN: SherryLynn Boyles introduced as new head of TESSA
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

The new executive director of TESSA, with its mission of preventing domestic violence and sexual assault, was formally introduced at a March...

AROUND TOWN: Cheyenne Mountain foundation provides the extras for District 12
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Celebrating a busy, growing time in Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, with major building projects at the high school and several athletic...

AROUND TOWN: Mercy's Gate helps the indigent in 15 areas of El Paso County
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 10, 2016

What started more than 30 years ago as Northern Churches Care providing food and assistance for those in the northern part of Colorado Springs has...

AROUND TOWN: A Kentucky Derby night for kids at Safe Passage
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Apr 5, 2016

It's the Safe Passage for childhood victims of abuse and, as the nonprofit says, "We cannot change what happened, but we can change what happens...

AROUND TOWN: 'Transforming' grief documentary has nationwide plans
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 3, 2016

For more than five years Woodland Park grief counselor Kathy Sparnins has had a dream mission: providing grief education to all those who had lost...

AROUND TOWN: Linda Navarro celebrates golden anniversary at The Gazette
0 Mon, Mar 28, 2016

How very unusual it seems to talk about oneself instead of writing news stories about and taking photos of others, as I have been doing for 50...

AROUND TOWN: St. Patrick's Gala broke all records for Catholic Charities
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Mar 27, 2016

The luck of the Irish - and everything emerald green and sparkly - smiled down on the 15th annual St. Patrick's Day Gala, one of the most popular...

AROUND TOWN: Recipe for Hope feeds Colorado Springs neighbors
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Almost 1,100 people sat down to a luncheon provided by sponsors at The Broadmoor on March 10 and in turn donated $244,674 to provide almost 2 million...

AROUND TOWN: Blue Star Recycler awards presented
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Junk is a good word at Blue Star Recyclers. Junk is jobs.

There are tons of electronics to be recycled and this nonprofit has found a way,...

AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball travels through the looking glass
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Mar 13, 2016

It got "curiouser and curiouser," in the words of Lewis Carroll, as formally attired guests strolled through Broadmoor West to the Heart Ball on...

AROUND TOWN: A Colorado Springs International Women's Day
By: - 0 Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Worldwide, women were celebrated by women on March 8. International Women's Day is a time to follow the progress of women and to find ways for women...

AROUND TOWN: Boys & Girls Club celebrates 125 years by honoring Youth of the Year
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Mar 8, 2016

The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region is celebrating more than 125 years of providing a safe haven and a place for learning and...

AROUND TOWN: Walmart awards almost a half million grant dollars to nonprofits, teachers
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Mar 6, 2016

Walmart stores and markets and the Walmart Foundation treated local nonprofits to dinner at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Feb. 19 as they handed out...

AROUND TOWN: Bad guy sleuthing at the Historic Day Nursery's Murder Mystery Dinner
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Mar 3, 2016

Usually the Historic Day Nursery at Tejon and Rio Grande streets is filled with happy, noisy, busy children.

But when the moon came out on...

AROUND TOWN: Glass Slipper Ball draws elegantly attired capacity crowd
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Mar 1, 2016

It serves as the annual January start of each new year's nonprofit fundraising season and the popular Glass Slipper Ball drew a sold-out, and...

AROUND TOWN: As his buddies roast Jim Johnson, Cheyenne Village benefits
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Feb 24, 2016

"The Boys" threw open the doors of their locker room and invited in 375 guests as they roasted buddy Jim Johnson with inside jokes, nicknames and...

AROUND TOWN: A living education memorial honors the Challenger Shuttle 30 years later
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 14, 2016

It was an evening of memories and a ballroom filled with people who remembered exactly where they were 30 years earlier, on Jan. 28, 1986. Seared...

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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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