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AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's claims people of all ages, including 48-year-old professor
AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's claims people of all ages, including 48-year-old professor

By: Linda Navarro - 0 21 hr ago

Like so many little girls, Joanna Brooks aspired to be a ballerina or a fairy princess. Instead, the tall, well-spoken woman was better suited to be a...

AROUND TOWN: The Y's meeting and celebration is 138th annual
AROUND TOWN: The Y's meeting and celebration is 138th annual

By: Linda Navarro - 0 23 hr ago

The Colorado Springs YMCA has a history harkening back to the beginning of the city, including the first downtown Y building in 1901. The Y's mission...

AROUND TOWN: Hundreds enjoy Washington State wines to benefit Colorado Springs Conservatory
AROUND TOWN: Hundreds enjoy Washington State wines to benefit Colorado Springs Conservatory

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

It was a weekend to learn about all things Washington state wines as wine lovers turned sommeliers-in-training and helped support programming and...

AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic's 90th anniversary celebration with Yo-Yo Ma sparkles
AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic's 90th anniversary celebration with Yo-Yo Ma sparkles

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

When a special big 90th comes around, it's time to celebrate. For the 90th season of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, it was time to celebrate not...

AROUND TOWN: Catholic Charities' St. Patrick's Day Gala in Colorado Springs
AROUND TOWN: Catholic Charities' St. Patrick's Day Gala in Colorado Springs

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

St. Patrick's Day always signals an especially festive fundraising time for Catholic Charities. And the St. Patrick's Day Gala, with green aplenty,...

AROUND TOWN: Walmart celebrates $580,000 in grants to area nonprofits
AROUND TOWN: Walmart celebrates $580,000 in grants to area nonprofits

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Area Walmarts were dinner hosts in February for a community celebration of more than $580,000 in philanthropic grants to nonprofits. Market managers...

AROUND TOWN: A Recipe for Hope record 1,100+ share Care and Share's vision
AROUND TOWN: A Recipe for Hope record 1,100+ share Care and Share's vision

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

More than 1,100 people sat down to lunch March 2 at The Broadmoor to follow a vision of ending hunger in Colorado Springs. By the end of Care and...

AROUND TOWN: A special night with Evander Holyfield for Boys & Girls Club
AROUND TOWN: A special night with Evander Holyfield for Boys & Girls Club

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Mar 2, 2017

The evening was another Evander Holyfield knockout. The boxing Olympian who later held four heavyweight titles, beating Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and...

AROUND TOWN: Annual breakfast celebrates chorale and symphony programs for youth
AROUND TOWN: Annual breakfast celebrates chorale and symphony programs for youth

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Mar 1, 2017

What better way to start a day than with a bounty of young voices and an acclaimed youth symphony. Lovers of the arts filled a large Hotel Eleganté...

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AROUND TOWN: "Straight Arrow" Mayor John Suthers roasted for a cause

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Feb 23, 2017

It was a night to have some fun at Mayor John Suthers' expense. And he laughed right along at folks who had twitted him about being quiet, short, a...

AROUND TOWN: Congregations help homeless families through Family Promise
AROUND TOWN: Congregations help homeless families through Family Promise

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Sensory memories: Delicious church potluck smells floating up from the the basement. Ladies wearing aprons. Tables filled to groaning. At the 20th...

AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball a 'Midwinter Night's Dream' to remember in Colorado Springs
AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball a 'Midwinter Night's Dream' to remember in Colorado Springs

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Elegant ladies in evening gowns and glittering Venetian masks took the arms of formally attired men, many wearing red ties, and strolled the lobby of...

AROUND TOWN: Ewoks hit the lanes for Junior Achievement and financial literacy
AROUND TOWN: Ewoks hit the lanes for Junior Achievement and financial literacy

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

"Alert all commands." The Force has invaded the bowling alley. Wrapping up today, Darth Vaders, Jedi, Wookies and Princess Leias are competing for the...

AROUND TOWN: Temple Shalom film and dinner seek out Israeli cuisine
AROUND TOWN: Temple Shalom film and dinner seek out Israeli cuisine

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Temple Shalom created an educational Jewish film series and found a welcoming audience. The second in the series, "Searching for Israeli Cuisine,"...

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