• AROUND TOWN: NAMI grows 'Stepping into the Light' of mental illness

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 3, 2018

    For years, people at fundraising breakfasts for the National Alliance on Mental Illness spoke about "Embracing the Light." That light of understanding and transparency became even brighter May 3 at The Broadmoor, as 650 people moved forward, "Stepping into the Light" of mental...

  • Fast-growing Colorado Springs Independence Center finding its stride

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 29, 2018

    The lights here are bright. The floorboards are grooved. And special chairs are at the ready to assist people down the stairways, should the elevators ever go out. But more is at work here to assist people with disabilities than meets the eye. Here at The Independence Center exists...

  • $60,000 donation from Colorado Springs nonprofit to help build youth bike park

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 25, 2018

    A donation from the El Pomar Foundation will cover about 30 percent of the cost of a 3-acre youth bike park scheduled to open by fall at Fountain Park, a Colorado Springs news release says. The $60,000 donation ensured construction could begin on the $200,000 bike park, the release...

  • AROUND TOWN: Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic's romantic storybook evening provides safety net for kids

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 23, 2018

    They're writing a new chapter in the Kidpower storybook. And they did it with the yummiest of chocolate, children's storybook characters and tales of romance as they helped empower children. The always-sold-out Chocoholic Frolic, May 5 at The Pinery, drew almost 500 guests, who...

  • AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Health Care Chef Showcase draws 700 foodies; Doherty wins gold

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 23, 2018

    The Rocky Mountain Health Care Services Chef Showcase had the happiest of problems, becoming so popular that it burst at the seams. The eighth annual festival of deliciousness, with 22 chefs, was moved to the Olympic Training Center's spacious Sports Center on May 3, where it filled...

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