• AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs garden tour a treat for hundreds

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 17, 2017

    The Friends of eXtension, which raises money for Colorado State University Extension, has offered a popular Open Garden Tour since 2012, drawing hundreds of people each year to private gardens selected by master gardeners. Some years, the focus has been on breathtaking showpieces,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Talking to the zoo animals in true Spencer Penrose black-tie fashion

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 5, 2017

    Early day philanthropist and Broadmoor businessman Spencer Penrose would have been delighted in what his little personal menagerie of animals became. Celebrating in true Penrose style, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball patrons and supporters dressed in formal wear for a party in the...

  • AROUND TOWN: It took the "Magic of Two" for Peak Education to lead low-income youngsters to college

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 28, 2017

    It has been 20 years since two friends challenged themselves to find a way to give back to their community, especially the children. One an attorney, the other a periodontist, the pair found their calling after two young boys who were were walking home on Valentine's Day 1997 were...

  • AROUND TOWN: Grilling cheese to help the homeless

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 28, 2017

    Yummy grilled cheese sandwiches paired with craft beer samples drew several hundred hungry folks to the recent inaugural Colorado Springs Grill Cheese Fest at Catalyst Campus. This benefit for Ascending to Health Respite Care, which offers a place for homeless people to recover after...

  • AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project'

    By linda navarro linda.navarro -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

    For 25 years, the community advocacy Citizens Project has been the voice "to embrace equality, diversity and separation of church and state." The 500 anniversary breakfast guests at the Antlers on June 8 were challenged to "Be Community. Be Citizens Project" and to choose personal...

  • AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

    The gals donned pink, cowgirl hats and boots, rallied their friends and went Western at the 10th anniversary Cowgirls & Cocktails on June 2. More than 350 were in the Norris-Penrose Event Center Indoor Arena for the volunteer event, which has raised almost a half-million dollars to...

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