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2018 Colorado Springs Debutantes
2018 Colorado Springs Debutantes

By: Linda Navarro - Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Twenty-one young women, graduates of seven area high schools this year, have been selected 2018 Colorado Springs Debutantes. They were chosen for...

AROUND TOWN: The Broadmoor's 100 years celebrated with unforgettable glittering evening
AROUND TOWN: The Broadmoor's 100 years celebrated with unforgettable glittering evening

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

There were smiles all around, with people picturing just how much flamboyant Spencer Penrose would have enjoyed the 100th anniversary celebration of...

AROUND TOWN: NAMI grows 'Stepping into the Light' of mental illness
AROUND TOWN: NAMI grows 'Stepping into the Light' of mental illness

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

For years, people at fundraising breakfasts for the National Alliance on Mental Illness spoke about "Embracing the Light." That light of...

AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement Red Carpet Gala benefits students with financial literacy
AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement Red Carpet Gala benefits students with financial literacy

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

Since 1954, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado has been preparing young people for financial success in an ever-changing global economy. To move...

AROUND TOWN: Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic's romantic storybook evening provides safety net for kids
AROUND TOWN: Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic's romantic storybook evening provides safety net for kids

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

They're writing a new chapter in the Kidpower storybook. And they did it with the yummiest of chocolate, children's storybook characters and tales of...

AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Health Care Chef Showcase draws 700 foodies; Doherty wins gold
AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Health Care Chef Showcase draws 700 foodies; Doherty wins gold

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Health Care Services Chef Showcase had the happiest of problems, becoming so popular that it burst at the seams. The eighth annual...

AROUND TOWN: Discover Goodwill honorees take road to
AROUND TOWN: Discover Goodwill honorees take road to "Destination: Independence"

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

They're on a voyage with a "Destination: Independence" and their successes were charted at the Discover Goodwill annual dinner April 26 at The...

AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope helps serve more abused and neglected children
AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope helps serve more abused and neglected children

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

For speaker after speaker, involvement with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region came about because "I am for the child." The impact of those words was...

AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000
AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Shades of "Game of Thrones'"House Lannister and guests peeked around for Jon Snow. But the April 28 Fur Ball had instead been turned into a creative...

AROUND TOWN: Red Ribbon Ball night of magic includes engagement announcement
AROUND TOWN: Red Ribbon Ball night of magic includes engagement announcement

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Two Marys who have passionately devoted years to the LGBTQ community and causes were honored as heroes at the 2018 Red Ribbon Ball. On an April 21...

AROUND TOWN: Memorial Hospital Foundation 'Heroes in Healthcare' raises $412,000 for trauma training center
AROUND TOWN: Memorial Hospital Foundation 'Heroes in Healthcare' raises $412,000 for trauma training center

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

In an evening dedicated to "Heroes in Healthcare," a record 770 supporters, including many from health care fields, enjoyed a gala event April 28 as...

AROUND TOWN: Blackbird Outreach moves forward for legal homeless camp
AROUND TOWN: Blackbird Outreach moves forward for legal homeless camp

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

A Blackbird Outreach fundraiser auction is unlike any other. Replacing the familiar nonprofit-gala bidding for European trips and formal dinner...

AROUND TOWN: Students' formal-dinner guests raise $30,000 for PPCC Culinary Arts scholarships
AROUND TOWN: Students' formal-dinner guests raise $30,000 for PPCC Culinary Arts scholarships

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Apr 30, 2018

The Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund Dinner is a unique opportunity for culinary arts students at Pikes Peak Community College to participate...

AROUND TOWN: Gardens of Beatrix Potter and her bunnies come alive in Broadmoor Garden Club author event
AROUND TOWN: Gardens of Beatrix Potter and her bunnies come alive in Broadmoor Garden Club author event

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Flopsy, Mospy, Cottontail and Peter rabbits hop about in the book illustrations of the real gardens of Beatrix Potter. Delightfully vivacious author...

AROUND TOWN: 'Miami Vice' takes over the Marriott for Tri-Lakes Chamber fun
AROUND TOWN: 'Miami Vice' takes over the Marriott for Tri-Lakes Chamber fun

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

It was the return of Crockett and Tubbs and all the "Miami Vice" neon pinks and greens. Quite the colorful twist to the season-ender awards...

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