• AROUND TOWN: West Point Founders Day celebrated with superintendent

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point grads. The Military Academy at West Point was established by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, and during the month the 140 West Point Alumni Societies honor Founders Day with a variety of get-togethers. The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fun on the Safe Passage Boardwalk helps victimized children

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games, winning kitschy little prizes. This was the Boardwalk Safe Passage style, circa the 1930s, down the hallways and in the ballroom at the Marriott Hotel on March 7. In true Safe Passage fundraiser gala fashion, the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Marvin Strait roasted by community leaders

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    The annual Cheyenne Village fundraising roasts are hilariously infamous for ripping into some of this city's well-known characters, leaving nothing sacred or unsaid. Previous roastees were known for letting non-PC jabs roll off their broad shoulders as they raised money for the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Lively St. Patrick's Day Gala benefits Catholic Charities

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Shamrocks and lucky gold coins, elves and leprechauns, twinkling buttons and emerald ties. Once again, it was a green-beer St. Patrick's Day Gala at its liveliest and most colorful. The 14th annual fundraiser benefiting the community programs of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado...

  • AROUND TOWN: Imagination Library brings books to area children's mailboxes

    By Linda Navarro Linda.Navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    "The Little Engine That Could" is chuga-chugaing its way into thousands of of area homes, teaching kids "I think I can. I think I can" as it brings them the magic of books. This is the first book in a program that mails books monthly to 8,000 children from newborn to 5 years old all...

  • AROUND TOWN: Care and Share Food Bank message reaches 1,000+ at luncheon

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    The news was good. A five-year Care and Share Food Bank program, now two years in, could make food available to 100 percent of all southern Colorado residents by 2018. Although there are still hungry, food-insecure people in southern counties, including El Paso, they are fewer than...

  • AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball: Gatsby goes Western

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    It was a "Howdy, m'am" and "Hey there, cowboy" black-tie kind of night. No oxymoron this. The 32nd annual Heart Ball, traditionally a formal affair, drew 340 people to a Black Tie & Boots Gala Feb. 28 at the Broadmoor International Center, raising $240,000 for the American Heart...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Y honors volunteers, imagines what's to come

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    "Imagine" was the challenge and the charge from Boyd Williams, ebullient daydreamer and president/CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. "Imagine" set the tone for the 136th annual meeting and volunteer celebration Feb. 19 at the Antlers Hilton. There's huge potential for the Y's...

  • AROUND TOWN: Wine Festival Grand Tasting benefits Conservatory

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Magnifico! A weekend with Paolo, Matteo, Mario, Jeanneth Angel and Antonio and the best wines from what's known as the top half of the boot: Piedmont and Tuscany. The 24th annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs on Feb. 19-21 went Italian in a big way, featuring winemakers Paolo...

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