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AROUND TOWN: Discover Goodwill's Edgar Awards honor
AROUND TOWN: Discover Goodwill's Edgar Awards honor "Our Stars"

By: Linda Navarro - 0 3 hr ago

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

By: Linda Navarro - 0 3 hr ago

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

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...

AROUND TOWN: Renovated Craftwood Inn site of Manitou Springs Heritage Center benefit
AROUND TOWN: Renovated Craftwood Inn site of Manitou Springs Heritage Center benefit

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

A sunny mountain morning with the fireplace crackling, a Manitou Springs landmark and a history plan for the future. Three gourmet breakfast seatings...

AROUND TOWN: Blue Star Recyclers celebrates a  year of expansion
AROUND TOWN: Blue Star Recyclers celebrates a year of expansion

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

In a busy computer world, their platform is the recycling. Blue Star Recyclers celebrated a growth year of creating jobs in electronics recycling for...

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 Tue, Mar 28, 2017

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 Tue, Mar 28, 2017

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...

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