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AROUND TOWN: Homeward Pikes Peak golfing fun all for serious cause
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
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
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! Year after year...

AROUND TOWN: UCHealth Memorial Gala raises $342,000 for oncology research
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 Foundation Gala...

AROUND TOWN: Friends of the Library visit the West with C.J. Box's Joe Pickett
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 Library...

AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald House volunteers treated to special evening
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
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
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 best...

AROUND TOWN: PPCC culinary students show off skills at scholarship dinner
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 and...

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court steers youthful offenders away from crime
AROUND TOWN: Teen Court steers youthful offenders away from crime

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 30, 2017

It is restorative justice in action, "for teens by teens." In 1994, Colorado Springs Teen Court was founded "to interrupt the cycle of juvenile...

AROUND TOWN: Goodwill awards 'Discover Our Stars'
AROUND TOWN: Goodwill awards 'Discover Our Stars'

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 30, 2017

The ballrooms were full as the stars came out for Discover Goodwill's Annual Dinner. There were honoree stars, community partners and other celestial...

AROUND TOWN: A Gilbert & Sullivan & Tea Revue sets the scene for 'The Mikado'
AROUND TOWN: A Gilbert & Sullivan & Tea Revue sets the scene for 'The Mikado'

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

A topsy turvy Sunday afternoon of Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas and a British tea with Earl Grey and quite proper scones with clotted cream and...

AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement gala supports student financial literacy
AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement gala supports student financial literacy

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The 350 party guests were bent over their smartphones all evening, and this time hosts didn't mind at all. In fact, they encouraged everyone to do it....

AROUND TOWN: Masquerade marks a glittering change for the 60-year-old Chorale
AROUND TOWN: Masquerade marks a glittering change for the 60-year-old Chorale

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

For 30 years the Colorado Springs Chorale had led the way with local Chefs' Gala traditions. Over that time top names from the food world, including...

AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight
AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The 25th Red Ribbon Ball on the 31st anniversary of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project was a night to celebrate heroes. "You are all heroes as you...

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