Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.
  • Things to do around Colorado this weekend: Bluegrass, Pink Floyd tribute and Palisade peaches

    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Here's a look at some of our favorite events happening the next few days in Colorado Springs and beyond. See it before it goes to Broadway. Opening night for the stage version of "Frozen," through Oct. 1, at DCPA Buell Theatre in Denver, 14th and Curtis St., Think...

  • AROUND TOWN: Great-granddaughter of Julie Penrose relives her family's Broadmoor history

    Updated: Wed, Aug 16, 2017

    The statuesque woman stood quietly, gazing out at beautiful grounds and gardens, remembering happy childhood times playing at one of Colorado Springs' most famous mansions, El Pomar. "I am very emotional to be here," said a startled Baroness Sybille Michele Emilie Marie Ghislaine de...

  • Pikes Pick: Doc remembers beloved Buffs quarterback Sal Aunese

    Updated: Wed, Aug 16, 2017

    Sal Aunese. Longtime college football fans in Colorado will remember the name. "Born to Lead: The Sal Aunese Story" airs on CBS Sports Network Friday, Aug. 18, fondly remembering the Colorado Buffalos' quarterback who died of stomach cancer in 1989. Sal was the father of TC McCartney,...

  • Pikes Pick: Food trucks will line up at Pioneers Museum on Tuesdays

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Go on a downtown food adventure starting this week: Food Truck Tuesday, starting today. Different trucks gather each week through Oct. 17 outside Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check in for a different variety of lunch choices each Tuesday. Yum.

  • AROUND TOWN: Jerry and Pam Bruni open their new mountain home to support Partners in Housing

    Updated: Sun, Aug 13, 2017

    Jerry and Pam Bruni spent several years daydreaming about and planning their three-story dream home on 2 mountain acres in the gated Broadmoor Resort Community, designing it as a roomy, warm and comfortable place for family, friends and special gatherings and fundraisers for nonprofits...

  • MUST SEE MUST DO: Outhouse races, Harry Potter and a dozen more weekend events

    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    THURSDAY Cycling action and party time with the Colorado Classic Festival and downtown After-Party. All day and fun 'til 10:30 p.m., live music starting at 3:30 p.m. FRIDAY-SUNDAY Bounce along with them through 10,000 square feet in what's billed as the...

  • Pikes Picks: Jog with your dog benefit; burlesque legends to perform

    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    Go jogging or strolling with your on-leash doggies at the Dog Jog in Cottonwood Creek Park on Aug. 19. Bright and early starting at 7:30 a.m. It benefits the busy National Mill Dog Rescue, which just rescued dog number 12,000. Dog Jog has funny contests for costumes, best dog kisser,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Aimee Cox honored during Chamber/EDC Evening in Tuscany

    Updated: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

    Wine and hors d'oeuvres were Tuscan, the networking vibrant and business cards were the trading currency as the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC celebrated women in business at its annual Evening in Tuscany. It was also the time to single out the Brava Donna Award-winning...

  • AROUND TOWN: Independence Center celebrates local ADA progress

    Updated: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

    July 26 is an important date in the world of those with disabilities. It was on July 26, 1990, that the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, and The Independence Center celebrated that date this year with its annual luncheon, themed "ADA: Celebrating Progress in the...

  • Pikes Pick: Saving seeds the focus of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens fundraiser

    Updated: Fri, Aug 4, 2017

    It's an educational way to raise funds for the new downtown area Pikes Peak Urban Gardens project near mid-Shooks Run and to learn about the ways of protecting the country's food legacy told through the documentary "Seed: The Untold Story." Seed keepers are battling to save all...

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