• Colorado Springs community cafe's ex-director Lyn Harwell had history of money issues

    By Liz Forster liz.forster@gazette.com

    Lyn Harwell - who resigned as head of Seeds Community Café after taxes, insurance, salaries and vendors went unpaid - also wracked up debt at the then-Harbor House Clinic in late 2009, two of its former board members say. The affordable substance abuse recovery program that Harwell...

  • 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...

  • Marian House celebrates 200th job placement

    By hugh johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 22, 2017

    On Feb. 1, 2016, Sarah Kersey had finally saved enough money to go from being homeless to having her own apartment. In the midst of a snowstorm that dumped 4 to 7 inches on the city, members of the Catholic Charities Marian House helped her move in. On Wednesday, Marian House...

  • Interim director Cindy Aubrey chosen to lead Pikes Peak United Way

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 16, 2017

    The Pikes Peak United Way's interim CEO will stay on as its leader. Cindy Aubrey was named to the nonprofit's top post on Thursday, roughly four months after the abrupt resignation of the organization's former president and chief executive. "She has done amazing work," said Kent...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region's 'Building for Change' awards night

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 13, 2017

    In the midst of "Building for Change," an inclusive campus for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region paused to celebrate annual award winners and achievers. Construction items, yellow tape and reflective safety vests set the scene May 20 at...

  • Longtime Colorado Springs philanthropist Margot Lane dies

    By Caroline laganas and rich laden The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 13, 2017

    Margot Lane loved Colorado Springs, and her affection played out for years as a volunteer and philanthropist. Her passion for the community was on display across a variety of charities, organizations and institutions, whether the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts...

  • AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees

    ByLinda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 12, 2017

    Echoing the words of Maya Angelou, the women of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment have overcome their life obstacles and "like air, I'll rise." The powerful "Still I Rise" was used by Unstoppable Woman honoree Professor Barbara Swaby to mold around the stories of the 15 mentored...

  • Recent graduates from 11 high schools selected as 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 10, 2017

    Twenty-four young women who graduated from high school this year have been named 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes. They were selected for school accomplishments, volunteer activities and contributions to their community, as well as for the community contributions of their families....

  • AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope introduces new director, awards grants

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 7, 2017

    More than $50,000 in Newborn Hope grants to provide resources for Colorado babies and families impacted by prematurity were announced at a celebration reception May 3 at Gold Hill Mesa. It was also an opportunity to introduce the 45-year-old nonprofit's new executive director Allison...

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