• AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning, Camille Bzdek Blakely and her daughter, Patrice Winsor, stunned attendees,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more. The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab...

  • AROUND TOWN: Guild celebrates Mother's Day and the Philharmonic

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    It was a flower-filled celebration of Mother's Day and a successful Philharmonic season. Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech, wife Monica Sabate and 2-year-old son Marc visited with 100 Philharmonic Guild guests, had enthusiastic discussions of the two sold-out Pops performances of...

  • AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope Breakfast

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their forever home. They had been displaced and misplaced too often, their father, Doug Anderson, told 1,400 CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch guests on April 30. The boys had been relocated here after Hurricane...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball 2015: Indiana Bones and Raiders of the Lost Bark

    By linda navarro newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Turn "Indiana Bones" loose at the Fur Ball and doggies and kitties all over southern Colorado benefit. The 18th annual Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gala, Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark, drew more than 400 animal lovers to Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April...

  • AROUND TOWN: An evening for Western fashions and therapeutic riding

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Cowgirls and cowpokes brought "country couture" to town, filling the Colorado Springs City Auditorium with boots, hats and fun April 24 to benefit Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. More than 240 attendees watched a fashion show, visited a selfies booth, shopped western vendors,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Hall of Fame kicks off 75th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo season

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    It's a celebratory season for Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo: 75 years. Giving the anniversary a boot-kickin' start was the induction of the professional rodeo's fourth class of Hall of Fame honorees April 24 at The Broadmoor and the addition of the names on the stone memorial at the Hank...

  • AROUND TOWN: Komen Colorado South gives $228,000 in grants

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Bring out all the pink; it's Komen Colorado South time. And when all the running, walking, golfing, playing tennis and fundraising is completed this fall, the money will go into grants and for research to seek out a cure for breast cancer. Sponsors, volunteers, survivors and staff...

  • AROUND TOWN: Yuri's Space Party for Colorado Springs Science Center

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted grant from the Edson Foundation to help jump-start the 65,000-square-foot Colorado Springs Science Center, envisioned as "a landmark, leading-edge science and technology interactive museum" in lower downtown. The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Elder abuse a focus of Silver Key, Colorado's mandatory reporting system

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care, dignity and respect. Elisabeth Almond's words brought soft smiles and knowing head nods from 400 guests at Silver Key Senior Services' Silver Linings fundraising breakfast. The subject of the morning on April 14:...

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