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AROUND TOWN: 'Miami Vice' takes over the Marriott for Tri-Lakes Chamber fun
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
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
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 April...

AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's Association awaits a cure
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 luncheon. There...

AROUND TOWN: YMCA celebrates history and a cutting-edge year of success
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 the...

AROUND TOWN: Historic Manitou log cabin district site of Heritage Center brunch
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
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
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 Day...

AROUND TOWN: Filling hungry tummies the Care and Share Food Bank mission
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 Food...

AROUND TOWN: Expanding Blue Star Recyclers trains those with disabilities to succeed
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 that...

AROUND TOWN: French vintners spotlighted at the 27th Conservatory Wine Festival
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 and...

AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic maestro leads youth symphony at arts fundraiser
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 morning...

AROUND TOWN: Nursing, construction trades a high in PPCC President Bolton's State of College
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 Dinner...

AROUND TOWN: Walmarts donate almost $500,000 to Pikes Peak area nonprofits
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 to...

AROUND TOWN: U.S. Bank's Tom Naughton a roastee, and it was all for Cheyenne Village
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 from...

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