• AROUND TOWN: Wine Festival Grand Tasting benefits Conservatory

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Magnifico! A weekend with Paolo, Matteo, Mario, Jeanneth Angel and Antonio and the best wines from what's known as the top half of the boot: Piedmont and Tuscany. The 24th annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs on Feb. 19-21 went Italian in a big way, featuring winemakers Paolo...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Y honors volunteers, imagines what's to come

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    "Imagine" was the challenge and the charge from Boyd Williams, ebullient daydreamer and president/CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. "Imagine" set the tone for the 136th annual meeting and volunteer celebration Feb. 19 at the Antlers Hilton. There's huge potential for the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Hundreds help Celebrate Youth in the Arts

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The lobby and ballroom of Hotel Eleganté were transformed into a Hall of the Arts on Feb. 12 as 460 guests went to breakfast to Celebrate Youth in the Arts, a benefit for the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and Colorado Springs Children's Chorale. Sounds greeting those arriving as...

  • AROUND TOWN: Walmart gives half a million dollars to area nonprofits

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Local nonprofit representatives were treated to a dinner at Cheyenne Mountain Resort before receiving almost $500,000 in philanthropic grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. Recipients at the Feb. 6 event represented initiatives focusing on four core areas: hunger and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Interfaith Hospitality Network becomes Family Promise

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A new name and a new vision greeted several hundred guests and volunteers at Interfaith Hospitality Network's 18th annual Hope, Hearts and Home luncheon. Meeting for an after-church Sunday meal and fundraising auction Feb. 8 at Hotel Eleganté, they were officially introduced to Family...

  • AROUND TOWN: Opera League celebrates night in Rome in preparation for "Tosca"

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    As the ethereal sounds of arias and rapid patter of Neopolitan opera ditties brought smiles to those enjoying "An Evening in Rome," eyes were drawn outside through the panoramic expanse of windows at The Pinery at the Hill to the perfect addition to the musical evening: a round, full...

  • AROUND TOWN: Jan Martin named Unstoppable Woman

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Eleven strong, all Unstoppable Women. Named as the 2015 honoree at a kickoff party at the new KOAA News5 studios was Jan Martin, a Colorado Springs native completing her second term on the city council as council president pro tem. Owner of Martin Business Group, Martin, who has an...

  • AROUND TOWN: Empty Stocking Fund surpasses goal, raising $1.16 million

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    The plain white envelopes carried by smiling people leaving Penrose House on Jan. 30 contained the final checks in the $1.16 million Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign for 2014-15. The money went to 20 health and human services agencies for immediate use. This...

  • AROUND TOWN: Glass Slipper Ball an evening of gourmet goodies, women's initiatives

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Chefs tempted the 325-plus attendees at the Glass Slipper Ball with delicacies such as Foie Gras Mousse, Brown Butter and Hazelnut Tiramisu with White Chocolate Mascarpone and Frangelico Ganache, Elvis-style PB, Banana and Bacon and Colorado Veal Oscar, complemented by a wine tasting....

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