• AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic's 90th anniversary celebration with Yo-Yo Ma sparkles

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 19, 2017

    When a special big 90th comes around, it's time to celebrate. For the 90th season of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, it was time to celebrate not just once but for multiple days. One of the major events was the Philharmonic's first formal gala on Feb. 23, a glittering evening...

  • AROUND TOWN: Walmart celebrates $580,000 in grants to area nonprofits

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 10, 2017

    Area Walmarts were dinner hosts in February for a community celebration of more than $580,000 in philanthropic grants to nonprofits. Market managers Jon Ball and Marc Skaggs welcomed recipients and store representatives to Cheyenne Mountain Resort where a sit-down meal, with music by...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Recipe for Hope record 1,100+ share Care and Share's vision

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 9, 2017

    More than 1,100 people sat down to lunch March 2 at The Broadmoor to follow a vision of ending hunger in Colorado Springs. By the end of Care and Share Food Bank's annual Recipe for Hope, they had donated a record-shattering $302,000 for 2.4 million meals for the hungry in this area....

  • AROUND TOWN: A special night with Evander Holyfield for Boys & Girls Club

    By Linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 2, 2017

    The evening was another Evander Holyfield knockout. The boxing Olympian who later held four heavyweight titles, beating Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and George Foreman, spent time here talking with youngsters who, like him, found a special home away from home at the Boys & Girls...

  • AROUND TOWN: Annual breakfast celebrates chorale and symphony programs for youth

    By LindaNavarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 1, 2017

    What better way to start a day than with a bounty of young voices and an acclaimed youth symphony. Lovers of the arts filled a large Hotel Eleganté ballroom early on Feb. 23 for an annual treat, the Celebrate Youth in the Arts Breakfast fundraiser. Pieces performed ranged from...

  • AROUND TOWN: "Straight Arrow" Mayor John Suthers roasted for a cause

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

    It was a night to have some fun at Mayor John Suthers' expense. And he laughed right along at folks who had twitted him about being quiet, short, a bit of a nerd and totally tech lacking. Oh, and wasn't he that "Straight Arrow" who had batted hitless against future MLB Hall of Famer...

  • AROUND TOWN: Congregations help homeless families through Family Promise

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -by name the gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

    Sensory memories: Delicious church potluck smells floating up from the the basement. Ladies wearing aprons. Tables filled to groaning. At the 20th annual Hope, Hearts and Home Family Promise luncheon and auction Feb. 12, homeless families who have temporary homes in local churches as...

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