• AROUND TOWN: Homeward Pikes Peak golfing fun all for serious cause

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 23, 2017

    For 14 years one of the season's most popular golf tournaments has started off with quite a few "my A game" challenges and a VIP night of fun at The Ritz, courtesy of host Luke Travins and sponsors. The May 2 Homeward Pikes Peak benefit party featured a highly competitive silent...

  • AROUND TOWN: NAMI breakfast brings mental illness out into the open

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 23, 2017

    She has seen so many changes as people are opening up about dealing with mental illness. It used to be a secret. Welcoming early risers at the overflowing May 4 NAMI-Colorado Springs "Embracing the Light" community breakfast and fundraiser, NAMI Executive Director Lori...

  • AROUND TOWN: A night all about Kidpower's safe kids and lots of chocolate

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    It's not every evening when folks float down the hill from The Pinery on a chocolatey high. Must be Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic time! Year after year this heavenly night entices sold-out crowds of almost 500 to sample to their hearts' delight while raising money for Kidpower's...

  • AROUND TOWN: UCHealth Memorial Gala raises $342,000 for oncology research

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    An evening of glittering fun had an oncology focus of "Time Matters." The 475 attendees at the 15th annual UCHealth Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala answered the alert, donating more than $342,000 for oncology research and educational spaces in the new tower at Memorial Hospital...

  • AROUND TOWN: Friends of the Library visit the West with C.J. Box's Joe Pickett

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 11, 2017

    The book lovers saddled up for lunch with author C.J. Box and his Joe Pickett Western mysteries, and hilarity ensued. Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District had such fun at their April 29 Literary Awards Luncheon that a more sedate gathering in the next room - the ballroom at The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald House volunteers treated to special evening

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 11, 2017

    Ronald McDonald stomped his big 29EEE shoes in appreciation and even did a David Blaine magic trick in honor of the three-page list of people who logged almost 13,500 hours of volunteer time last year for Rocky Mountain House Charities of Southern Colorado. For the RMHC 30th...

  • AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope draws 1,300 to light sky for children to have advocates

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 11, 2017

    The CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch fundraisers have become an annual tradition for supporters from across the area, this 17th year drawing almost 1,300 people to The Antlers on April 26. They donated $350,000 for CASA programs (casappr.org) and to "Light Up Their Skies" of...

  • AROUND TOWN: 'Dogfather's' Fur Ball evening raises record amount for Humane Society

    By Linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -by name the gazette -
    Updated: Sun, May 7, 2017

    Listen up, the canine goodfella "The Dogfather" growled. Keep those auction bids coming. The 450-plus 2017 Fur Ball attendees, some in their best movie bad guy attire, listened up, raising $319,000 for Dogfather's four-legged compatriots at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region....

  • AROUND TOWN: PPCC culinary students show off skills at scholarship dinner

    By linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 7, 2017

    It seems appropriate that the final event at Blue Star Group's Nosh restaurant was a salute to the future of culinary arts. Those who designed and created the gourmet sit-down dinner on April 23 were the students of the Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Program, the up and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Goodwill awards 'Discover Our Stars'

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 30, 2017

    The ballrooms were full as the stars came out for Discover Goodwill's Annual Dinner. There were honoree stars, community partners and other celestial objects walking the red carpet April 18 at Broadmoor International Center. You have your Oscars and Grammys, and this time it was The...

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