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  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • 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: 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...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum helps people discover their stories

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Judy Casey found a way to share her passion with her friends. The über community volunteer and consummate board member with a love of history, especially that involving the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, invited 60 buddies to the fourth annual Gift of History Breakfast, where more...

  • AROUND TOWN: Street Breakfast benefits community groups

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    On June 18, more than 3,000 folks of all ages wore their Western duds, sat on hay bales downtown, ate a pancake breakfast prepared by Fort Carson troops and cheered the 172 Pikes Peak Range Riders heading out on the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo publicity ride. It was all part of a 54-year...

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