• AROUND TOWN: Leadership group CSLI honors creators of Olympic City USA brand

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Colorado Springs Leadership Institute has been a community asset for 20 years formed to "increase the quality and quantity of leaders in our community through the development of personal, professional and civic knowledge." "We felt the community wasn't being all it could be," said...

  • AROUND TOWN: Tiny Head Start chairs an inspiration at CPCD's annual fundraising events

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Tiny chartreuse chairs, "the bright beginning" for little ones who fit onto them, were unique table centerpieces at the annual CPCD...giving children a head start Community Giving Events Nov. 15 at The Antlers hotel. The Chair Project carried the stories of Head Start youngsters and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Teen Court benefactors sample Jewel of a Wine Tasting

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Champagne flutes were raised high toasting 23 years of Colorado Springs Teen Court and its 10th annual Jewel of a Wine Tasting fundraiser Nov. 3 at Norris-Penrose Event Center. It was also a toast to Ivars Spons of Sovereignty Wines for being the man behind the wine and beverage...

  • AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread houses and jazz benefit Early Connections child-care centers at historic site

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

    It's a 23-year tradition of gingerbread houses and hot jazz. What makes Early Connections Learning Centers' Gingerbread & Jazz even more special is its setting, the breathtaking 1923 Historic Day Nursery downtown, where guests can roam the wide hallways with decades of photos...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 71 years supporting military charities

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 26, 2017

    The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a rip-snortin' local sports tradition since 1937, and founder Spencer Penrose stipulated a special legacy: The rodeo proceeds would support the area's military and their families. Penrose died in 1939, and by 1946 the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo...

  • AROUND TOWN: Superhero laughter, little heroes at Special Kids Special Families

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 26, 2017

    A night of silliness and laughter raised almost $40,000 for Zach's Place, a day-care center providing respite and care for children with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities. The sixth annual Special Kids Special Families Night of Comedy on Oct. 28 saluted the "Superhero...

  • AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia helps Spanish-speaking victims in a new culture

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    The local domestic violence prevention center, now TESSA, reached out to the community in 1996 for bilingual therapists who could help Spanish-speaking victims. Two not only answered the call, but also founded Centro de la Familia "to be a cultural anchor for Hispanic/Latino...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats4Kids provides winter wear for schoolchildren, helps build a park

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    For 11 years, an energetic volunteer corps has provided thousands of new coats for area school children, one low-income elementary school at a time. The Koats4Kids founding team stepped down last year, handing over the tradition to longtime volunteers and newcomers. It was party...

  • AROUND TOWN: Send us your 2018 Nonprofit Fundraiser Save the Dates

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    Let us know what nonprofit fundraising galas and events are in your plans for 2018. We're putting together our Around Town calendar. Let us know by Dec. 1 what you have planned, and we'll publish a list Dec. 31 to start out the busy new year ... and let everyone know which weekends...

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