• AROUND TOWN: Hundreds were Off the Street and under the bridge for Urban Peak's homeless youth

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Seven years ago there was a cozy breakfast for the community on the mural-lined patio at the emergency shelter for homeless youth at Urban Peak Colorado Springs. Then the Off the Street "event" was moved to a big white tent filling Cucharras Street just outside the shelter where a...

  • AROUND TOWN: Old North End gardens featured on Friends of eXtension tour

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A tour of gardens on Colorado Springs' historic Old North End on July 18-19 drew a record crowd: 805. They were treated to strolls through flower and vegetable gardens, past a stream and gazebos, and into shaded, flower-lined yards. At one they saw an American Beech tree considered...

  • AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center sashayed to an O'Keeffe look

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    If artist Georgia O'Keeffe had been invited to a "glam soiree" in her name, no doubt she would have been attired in her requisite black clothing. It wasn't to be at Sashay, an evening of brightly colored, splashy-floral frocks with 300 guests paying homage to O'Keeffe's art shown in...

  • AROUND TOWN: Delta Sigma Theta Hats Off Luncheon

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Each year, the Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority honors women from throughout the local community who are committed to public service. It's also a time for sorority members to don the most festive of hats for the Hats Off Luncheon, a tribute to the late...

  • AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball Fete with Penguin Flock a sell-out success

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Colorado the penguin was surrounded by twins when many of the men at the Fête with the Flock Zoo Ball came in similar black-tie attire. Colorado, subject of the June 20 gala's theme, waddled around among long dresses and tuxes at the cocktail reception for a while before heading back...

  • AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities...

  • AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's "Think Pink Night" when cowboys in Komen pink shirts will take over at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. Leading the way was the eighth annual Cowgirls & Cocktails, which drew let's-party women to the indoor arena at...

  • AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia, WCLI

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Each Women's Community Leadership Initiative class has a project. It builds on what the 20 to 30 women have learned about community needs, leadership and themselves during the January to June Leadership Pikes Peak program. The 2015 WCLI participants chose La Casita, home to Centro de...

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