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

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    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.

  • AROUND TOWN: The Home Front Cares 'For the Love of Our Troops X'

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Any community that gives welcome-home McDonald's Quarter Pounders to service members as they step off the planes from deployments is her kind of place. Author Lee Woodruff, a contributing reporter for "CBS This Morning," said this is simply one more thing that makes the Colorado...

  • AROUND TOWN: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Area chefs pulled out all the stops to help raise thousands of dollars for the March of Dimes and premature babies at the Oct. 9 Signature Chefs Auction at the Broadmoor International Center. Delicious food samples were at the ready and the chefs themselves became part of...

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement 60th anniversary honors Gary Atkins

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Gary Atkins received the Gary Backstrom Spirit of Achievement Award, the highest honor from the board of Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado.

  • AROUND TOWN: Celebrating 2014 Colorado Regional Business Alliance honorees

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    It never gets old. Chuck Murphy has a permanent smile on his face as he attends event after event and takes home honor after honor. He has the UCCS Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award, Business Leader in the Arts, received awards for renovations of major local historic buildings, and on...

  • AROUND TOWN: Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers and WWII vets honored by USO

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers crooned "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" to an appreciative audience of honorees at front tables at the recent USO Freedom Dinner. Then Medley bent down and personally thanked those smiling World War II veterans. As Medley sang the romantic...

  • AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency helps women find their hopes and dreams+

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -by Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Today she's a college professor. There was a time, however, when Regina Lewis was an unemployed single mom desperately seeking help. Another woman remembers coming to Colorado Springs as an unemployed single mom with no clue where to turn or who to turn to. Mary Lou Makepeace became...

  • 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...

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