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  • AROUND TOWN: Docents help visitors enjoy Fine Arts Center experience

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    They're the faces of the Fine Arts Center, who help people enjoy and learn about their arts experiences. That's why docents are so important, said David Dahlin, the center's CEO/president, as he welcomed seven new docents at the holiday awards luncheon Dec. 9 at Garden of the Gods...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Talarico-Dreiling catering business 25th anniversary

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The year was 1989. Michelle Talarico was manager of a local restaurant where the band Appaloosa was playing, with songstress Kathy Dreiling at the microphone. Then the women decided it might be kind of fun and possibly a good idea to buy a little box-lunch and takeout deli called...

  • AROUND TOWN: Conservatory/Library 21c areas named in honor of Peggy Shivers

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    A chorus of "Shhhhh" was followed by quiet, and then an explosion of cheers as the elevator door at Colorado Springs Conservatory opened and beloved local personality Peggy Shivers stepped out. Looking out at a large gathering of friends, she was shocked and puzzled: "It's not my...

  • AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald Houses celebrate 40 years

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    The first Ronald McDonald House opened 40 years ago in Philadelphia as a place where families of seriously ill children could stay close to the hospitals where their loved ones were being treated. Now there are 350 houses that have served 9 million families. The local house opened on...

  • AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope champions newborn babies

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    For decades, Newborn Hope has been the highly anticipated holiday-season-opening time to get friends together and "do lunch" for a heart-touching cause. In its 42nd year, the benefit to help premature babies and their families brought 800 celebrants to The Broadmoor on Nov. 20, where...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary School in Widefield School District 3 were warm and toasty in new coats. At the same time, $10,000 became available for scholarships for aspiring young musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Music and...

  • AROUND TOWN: It could be a banner year for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation's Empty Stocking Fund

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    This is it. This is the year. "If there were going to be a year, this is it," Jerry Bruni, head of the Bruni Foundation, proclaimed during the kickoff celebration for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund on Nov. 18 at Penrose House. Between Thanksgiving Day and Jan....

  • AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were all a bit starstruck. After all, their Breakfast of Champions guest, the keynote speaker, was tennis great Venus Williams. They quickly learned that she is a fun-loving, everyday person who was a delight as she...

  • AROUND TOWN: Woman's Club focuses on education, community involvement

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Since 1902, members of The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs have focused on education and community involvement. Not only is their focus the same all these years later, it is increasing.

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