More Around Town Articles

  • AROUND TOWN: Educational Big Brothers Big Sisters Bruncheon

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    It's becoming a tradition. When the children head back to school after Labor Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado - Pikes Peak volunteers and board members play host to a Back to School Bruncheon. During an upscale social gathering in a private home, the work of BBBS is...

  • AROUND TOWN: They're the leaders: United Way's LIG (Leaders in Giving)

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    they're leaders in the community. Many are leaders in business, others lead in churches and schools. Many have had leadership roles for years, even decades. Within Pikes Peak United Way, they're the elite LIG, the Leaders in Giving. On Sept. 17, more than 245 of these philanthropists...

  • AROUND TOWN: 50 years and growing, REACHing for success to stop poverty

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    What better way to celebrate a 50-year milestone than to rename and rebrand for the next half century or longer?

  • AROUND TOWN: Women see red to save their own lives

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    One Friday each September retains its red luster. It has much to do with the fact of life pointed out by organizers of Go Red for Women that 1 in 3 women who die each year will die of heart disease. That stunner drew more than 300 women to the Antlers Hilton on Sept. 19 for...

  • Marking a 50-year-old mission

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Its history is traced to President John F. Kennedy, whose family was involved with making the world better for those with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses such as JFK's sister Rosemary. The goal: No longer would the norm be institutionalization. What is now The Resource...

  • AROUND TOWN: New Fine Arts Center President Dahlin moves and grooves to a Colorado Springs beat

    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Well hello, Colorado Springs. New Fine Arts Center President/Executive Director David Dahlin has arrived with a song, dance moves, a GQ tux and a never-ending smile. He set the ebullient tone for the center's 2015 season-opening black-tie gala Sept. 13 when "A Knight at the FAC"...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Family afFaire at the Donner spread

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Call it the ultimate church picnic, a block party to beat all block parties or a kid's dream school carnival. A Family afFaire, founded 10 years ago by Heather and John Fitzgerald and friends, is all of those rolled into one under a giant yellow and white striped tent. But it goes...

  • AROUND TOWN: Girl Scouts honor 2014 Women of Distinction

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    The stage was filled with powerful local women who, in the words of keynote speaker Amelia Rose Earhart, "exceed expectations." Former TV reporter Earhart, namesake of but no relation to the famous aviatrix, blew away all expectations in June by becoming the youngest female pilot to...

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