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Community notes for 6/16/13

Wildfire, insurance and you

Insurance and wildfire experts to speak at the Forest Health Task Force’s June 19 meeting. Representatives from State Farm, American Family and Colorado Department of Natural Resources will answer questions about what happens to you, your home and your possessions, relative to insurance, in a wildfire. The meeting will be held at the Frisco Community Center at Third and Granite at 7 p.m., June 19.

Estate planning seminar

A program discussing wills and trusts in estate planning will be presented by estate planning attorney Stewart Fleisher at the Summit County Senior Center on June 27 at 2 p.m. Topics will include how to protect a special-needs child, a spendthrift child and a child in a bad marriage. This 90-minute program will include time for questions and answers. There is no charge, but reservations are requested, (303) 488-9888, as space is limited.

Eagles Nest trail project

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness needs volunteers to help maintain our wilderness trails. On Saturday, June 15, we will repair winter damage on the Willow Creek and Mesa Cortina trails. We will meet at 8 a.m. at the Dillon Ranger District office in Silverthrone and carpool to the trailhead. Volunteers should bring lunch, plenty of water and any gear required for a day on the trail. FENW will provide tools, safety equipment and tailgate refreshments. Please join us in this important work. For more information contact Bill Reed at bill.reed@fenw.org or (970) 513-9741.

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Sends the message that swimming lessons save lives. On Tuesday, June 18, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fourth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. The global record attempt for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) will take place at 9 a.m. Mountain Time. Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 24,873 participants representing 15 countries across five continents! Drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children ages 1-4, yet many kids do not receive swimming or water safety training. Silverthorne and Breckenridge recreation centers will serve as official host facilities for the 2013 WLSL event. Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting WLSL.org.

Women of Watercolor

Women of Watercolor (WOW!) will have its summer organizational meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at the Silverthorne Library. Interested women who are beginners, or who dabble or who seriously paint using water media, are invited to belong to this fun, dynamic, supportive group of women who paint together weekly on Tuesdays and show together several times a year. Check it out and prepare to be WOWed! Membership is $25 for the calendar year and includes many opportunities and benefits. Questions and/or RSVP: Kevin (970) 468-9076.

Dog wash at Frisco Animal Hospital

Drop your dog off to be washed by our staff! Today, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donation appreciated ($10 minimum to cover supply costs). Fundraiser to help with medical expenses for Myra. Myra is a sweet 6-year-old pitbull/American bulldog who recently underwent extensive spinal cord and neck surgery for a herniated neck disc. Myra started showing signs about three months ago, and after little improvement she was taken to a specialty hospital in Denver for an MRI. The MRI revealed a very significant disc herniation in her neck that was causing spinal cord compression. Surgery was her only option for treatment. Myra is a few weeks out of surgery and is doing great on her road to recovery! All donations from the dog wash at Frisco Animal Hospital will help to offset the medical costs of Myra’s MRI and surgery!


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The Summit Daily Updated Jun 16, 2013 03:50PM Published Jun 16, 2013 01:42PM Copyright 2013 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.