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AROUND TOWN: Special Kids' comedy night helps respite care for families of disabled

AROUND TOWN: 'Around the World with PILLAR' visits new Mt. Carmel center for veterans
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 19, 2016

At PILLAR it's all about lifelong learning.

Some months there are cultural activities, other times STEM, mind and spirit, living a better...

AROUND TOWN: A Go Red for Women day
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 16, 2016

For 14 years, local women have set aside a day each September to learn about their own heart health.

Go Red for Women Education Day and...

AROUND TOWN: Best in land conservation honored by Palmer Land Trust
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 16, 2016

They're saving the land and the ranches for the generations still to come.

That said, the Palmer Land Trust celebrated the best in southern...

AROUND TOWN: The Arc PPR announces inclusive campus for those with disabilities
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 9, 2016

Good things are on the way for The Arc Pikes Peak Region and an enthusiastic Building for Change lunch crowd Sept. 29 was at Hotel Eleganté to hear...

AROUND TOWN: BBB celebrates top customer service with '20s night
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 9, 2016

In an evening that would do "The Great Gatsby" proud, a glittery, befeathered 1920s crowd of 382 assisted the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

AROUND TOWN: It was a MACnificent night for the arts in Manitou
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Oct 4, 2016

Startled guests stepped into the lobby of the Cliff House and looked up. And up and up. And laughed.

It was a MACnificent evening and the...

AROUND TOWN: Dream Centers' ministry for homeless/low-income women celebrates with a tea
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 2, 2016

For five years, Dream Centers has been quietly helping local women, "bringing health and hope one life at a time," in the words of Executive Director...

AROUND TOWN: They rocked the '60s for Silver Key's Meals on Wheels
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The Ad Council's national "Let's Make it Happen" was tweaked a bit, becoming "Colorado Springs, Let's Make Lunch Happen."

It was Silver Key's...

AROUND TOWN: Lutheran Family Services goes to the galaxy to help refugees
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

They rocketed through the "Galaxies of Giving" for some down-to-earth help for others as Lutheran Family Services celebrated its annual Innkeeper...

AROUND TOWN: COPPeR celebrates 10 years connecting folks with the arts
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

There were toasts all around as arts supporters recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and its...

AROUND TOWN: Griffith's Kitchen teams top chefs with young men changing their lives
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

They were young men who didn't stand much of a chance. "At risk," some were called. "Delinquents." Not much of a future for them, they were...

AROUND TOWN: Rio gold-medal night makes history for Fine Arts Center, Colorado College
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

As organizers first planned the popular annual Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center season-opening gala early this year, little did they know what the...

AROUND TOWN: Bear Creek Nature Center turns 40 with BBQ benefit
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

All in all it was an interesting evening with "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" discussing historic local Civilian Conservation Corps projects with guests...

AROUND TOWN: At the Pioneers Museum meet Colorado Springs history...and Pokemon
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is an interesting combination of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Inside, the grand building is the history...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs' new fire chief's team cooks way to TESSA Pasta in the Park crown
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

When Colorado Springs firefighters boast of their prowess in the fire station kitchens, believe them.

A "Three Alarms" team led by new Fire...

AROUND TOWN: Regional Business Alliance networks 'An Evening in Tuscany' at Gold Hill Mesa
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

It was "An Evening in Tuscany," but no need to go that far away.

This evening event July 28 at Gold Hill Mesa Event Center was a time for wine,...

AROUND TOWN: Youth Symphony invites Philharmonic Guild to tea
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Musicians throughout the community appreciate the support of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild, said Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra...

AROUND TOWN: ADA's 26th year a time for passengers to honor bus and van drivers
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

The Americans With Disabilities Act was signed 26 years ago, and for 2016 the focus is on transportation. What better way to celebrate than to have...

AROUND TOWN: Garden party benefits The Resource Exchange
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 7, 2016

A peaceful, bucolic place of beauty and art, the Historic Old North End gardens created by Rich Schell and Greg Wragge at their home were meant to be...

AROUND TOWN: Energy Resource Center supporters celebrate keeping folks warm
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Since it was the end of the year, it was time to celebrate New Year's. But not every year ends in December.

This New Year's Eve party, "Winter...

AROUND TOWN: Almost 1,000 go to breakfast under the bridge for Urban Peak's homeless kids
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Eight years ago it was a pleasant little breakfast gathering in the courtyard of The Place, the Urban Peak Colorado Springs shelter for homeless...

AROUND TOWN: Zoo Ball-goers 'Party With The Pack'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 24, 2016

As has become an annual tradition, a sold-out, formally attired crowd visited Cheyenne Mountain Zoo after hours June 18 to spend time with the...

AROUND TOWN: Rally for the Cure
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

For eight years, one weekend each June has been a special combo of forehands, aces and volleys and the color pink as tennis pros and amateurs Rally...

AROUND TOWN: Pastor Paul Peel honored and roasted as he retires
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 17, 2016

The Friday night before beloved First Lutheran Church pastor Paul Peel delivered his retirement sermon on Sunday, June 26, almost 400 of his...

AROUND TOWN: Range Riders wrap up annual rodeo trek with awards, families
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Days of cowboy camaraderie, riding horseback trails through the mountains to their campsites and following an almost seven-decade, multigenerational...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs Dance Theatre celebrates season
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

A sunny June evening in the gardens at High Valley Farm awaited supporters and the board of the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. It was a thank- you...

AROUND TOWN: Alpha Kappa Alpha gives community awards
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has been known since its founding in 1908 as a leader for "effective advocacy and social change," and the local Iota Beta...

AROUND TOWN: Amblicab works to provide transportation and independence
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

It has been a very good year, an enthusiastic Gail Nehls told a sold-out party audience at Amblicab's Rock 'n Roll 2016 fundraiser June 8 at Garden...

2016 Colorado Springs Debutantes
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Twenty-one young women have been named Colorado Springs Debutantes. The 50-year, social-season tradition celebrates those named for their school...

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.