Summit County community notes: 11-30-13
November 29, 2013
Bernese mountain dog parade
Join other Berner lovers out on Main St. Breckenridge for the Third Annual Bernese Mountain Dog Parade on Dec. 7. An expected 70+ Bernese Mountain Dogs will lead the procession from the Red, White and Blue Fire Station (located at 316 N. Main St, Breckenridge) four blocks to the Blue River Plaza for the lighting of the town tree. Gather in front of the fire station for pictures, doggie mingling, hot cocoa, and cookies starting at 4:30 p.m. with the procession slated to begin at 5:15 p.m. Festive holiday attire is encouraged for both humans and dogs! While it is the Bernese Mountain Dog Parade, all well socialized dogs are welcome and we ask to make sure you bring a bag or two so everyone can clean up after themselves. Feel free to contact email@example.com with any questions.
Tea room grand opening
Please join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Olive Fusion's Modern Tea Room on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at 101B South Main Street. Sample the world's finest teas and learn their health benefits. Snacks will be served as well. Olive Fusion also sells balsamic vinegars, olive oils and salts.
Thank you from the BOEC
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) would like to extend a huge thank you to Lowe's in Silverthorne. Lowe's donated a washer, dryer, toilets, shelves, paint, etc… to improve the BOEC's Intern Cabin and Scott Griffith Lodge. Employees also visited our site and volunteered with installation and painting. Special thanks to Mike Hacker (store manager), Rocky Strassberg (asst. store manager), Maha Selim (sales), and Harry Backas (BOEC board member and Lowe's specialist). Also included in the Kevin Bruno and Jaime Benthin from the BOEC. Thank you, Lowe's!
Visit Santa at Frisco Historic Park
On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Santa and his reindeer will be visiting in the Frisco Historic Park where kids can talk with him about their Christmas wishes! Parents can bring a camera and capture the moment. For more information please call 1-800-424-1554, or go to http://www.wassaildays.com
BRC December mixer
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the December mixer at DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge at 550 Village Rd. in Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The December Mixer is sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. Admission is $5. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information on the mixer contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-2913.
If you have a special child in your life that would enjoy talking with Santa over the phone, Santa's Calling is a good opportunity for the local kids in the area to get their wish list in. Santa will be calling on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m. To sign up, a responsible adult should fill out a form at one of the following locations: Info Center, Museum, Stork & Bear, or Town Hall by noon on Dec. 10! For more information please call 1-800-424-1554, or go to http://www.wassaildays.com
Christmas tree sale
Boy Scout Troop 187 in Breckenridge is holding their annual Christmas Tree Sale beginning on Saturday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 23, or while supplies last. Start your holiday season with a fresh, beautiful tree and support your local Boy Scouts. Varieties include Scotch Pine, Concolor Fir and Fraser Fir which are available in sizes ranging from 5 – 12 feet. 14" and 20" wreaths are also available for purchase along with tree stands. Come visit us at the Riverwalk Center/Tiger Dredge Lot on the corner of Park Avenue and Washington in Breckenridge. The hours of operation are as follows: Monday – Thursday 4 – 6:30 p.m., Friday – 4–7 p.m., Saturday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday – 11 – 6:30 p.m. Thank you for supporting your local Boy Scouts through this one-and-only fundraiser.
Summit County's answer to holiday shopping is Summit Unchained, produced by the Summit Independent Business Alliance. Win prizes in independent locally-owned businesses this holiday season. All entries in individual business drawings will also be eligible to win grand prizes. About $4,000 worth of prizes are available to win. Remember that every dollar spent with an independent business creates more than three times more local economic benefit than dollars spent at a chain- and even more compared to online spending. Like "Summit IBA" on Facebook for a full list of prizes and share it with your friends.
Town of Dillon food drive
The Lighting of Dillon takes place Dec. 5 at La Riva Mall in downtown Dillon. New to this year's event the Town will be hosting a food drive in hopes of filling up our local food banks. Please bring a non-perishable food item with you to be collected by the Town. During the holiday season let's help out those who are less fortunate with this simple gesture of kindness.
Caregvier, memory loss support group
The December meeting for the Caregiver, Memory Loss Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Summit County Senior Center. We will be viewing and discussing the 40 minute film, "The Sum Total of our Memory". This film was made by a professional film maker that is a wife of an Alzheimer's patient. The film follows three couples that deal with an Alzheimer's diagnosis and how it impacts their lives. It is very powerful and shows how life must go on. The Support Group is open to all community members and visitors. Drop ins are welcome. No reservations are necessary. For more details call Sandy at (970) 584-0311
Summit Stage schedule change
Effective Dec. 8, The Summit Stage Bus Service schedule will change. Please check http://www.summitstage.com for up-to-date information on times and routes.
CSU Extension seeks volunteers
Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is seeking dedicated, community-minded volunteers to serve on the Extension Advisory Committee. The committee will help Extension prioritize new and continuing educational needs in Summit County. The advisory committee meets quarterly and appointments are for three year terms. To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest and background to Dan Schroder, CSU Extension Agent and Director, Summit County, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must be received by Friday, Dec. 13.
'Beyond the Bucket List' Presentation
Come and join us for a free Community Presentation by Karen Wyatt, M.D. on Monday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. at the Community & Senior Center in Frisco. Karen will present "Beyond the Bucket List: How to Make the Most of the Later Years of Life." Her discussion will include:
· Three things to do right now to be better prepared for the future
· How to experience joy in all aspects of life
· Why change is worth celebrating
Karen is the author of the book "What Really Matters – 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying." She is a family physician who has spent her 25 year medical career working with patients in challenging settings such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics. All members of the community are welcome to this insightful presentation! For more info, call (970) 668-2940.
Book & bake sale
The Summit County Friends of the Library invites you to join us for our annual winter Book & Bake Sale, on Friday, Dec. 6, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Library, County Commons in Frisco. The money earned from this event will be used to sponsor programs which benefit both residents and visitors in Summit County. This year's book sale set up will cover two rooms – one for non-fiction and another room for fiction books. No more crowded aisles as you search for the perfect book. In addition the Friends of the Library host a bake sale with many delicious treats. Donations of baked goods such as pies, brownies, cookies, cakes and breads are needed. Assistance is also requested for volunteers to assist with set up on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m., operating the sale on Dec. 6 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Helping hands could also assist with take-down and clean-up, starting promptly at 5 p.m. on Saturday. If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help your local library, please call the Main Library at (970) 668-5555. To learn more of additional volunteer opportunities and how you can help the Summit County Libraries, please visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org; "like" us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter and Pinterest; or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge, and Silverthorne.
Cookie bake sale
Breckenridge, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 100 S. French St., Breckenridge. St. John's is having a holiday cookie bake sale. Get ready for the holidays! Call (970) 453-4264.
Troop support program
The Rotary Club of Summit County's Troop Support Program has started collecting items to send to our deployed "Summit County Troops". Thanks to the efforts of Lauretta Babich and the staff, parents and students of Breckenridge Elementary, we already have quite a collection of goodies, which will be mailed to Afghanistan at the beginning of Dec. to arrive in time for Christmas. Also, children within the Snowboard Outreach program and their mentors have been handing out lists in Walmart, encouraging shoppers to contribute, too. If you would be interested in donating to this effort and helping to pay for shipping, your check would be gratefully received at Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund (Troop Support), PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. The SCRCF is a non-profit so checks are tax deductible.
If you have a brave loved one who is serving in Afghanistan, do let us know, and we will include him/her in our Christmas mailing. Either call (970) 453-4778 or e-mail RotaryLiz@gmail.com with the name and address of your deployed contact, his/her expected date of return to the US, and your contact information. We'd love to hear from you.
Aspen Valley Hospital and Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic and Aspen Valley Hospital officials announced that the hospital was recently selected to be a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which was established by Mayo to extend its knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers interested in working together to enhance the delivery of health care within their communities. Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) is the first network member in Colorado. "AVH is honored to be the first hospital in Colorado selected to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network member," says John Sarpa, interim CEO at Aspen Valley Hospital. "Sharing a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of health care through the use of best practices and evidence-based medical care provides a solid foundation for this collaboration."
Aspen Valley Hospital providers now have access to Mayo Clinic resources to enhance patient care, including the latest Mayo-vetted medical information through its AskMayoExpert database and electronic consulting that connects physicians with Mayo Clinic experts on questions of diagnosis, therapy or care management. The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. Members of the network remain independent and share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities through high-quality, collaborative medical care. Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network now has members in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Wisconsin as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Thanks from SHS boys soccer
The Summit High School Boys Soccer Teams are very appreciative of the support they received this fall! They want to say thank you to The Boatyard for donating pizzas for all of the home games, Quiznos in Silverthorne for donating sandwiches for a playoff game, That's So Snackshop for donating t-shirts for the boys, The Elks Lodge for a tasty breakfast fundraiser, and all of the boys' families for their contributions with homemade food for concessions and cheering them on to winning seasons. We are looking forward to next year.
Nominate a King and Queen
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is seeking nominations for the 2014 Ullr King and Queen. Ullr Fest is Jan. 5-11, 2014. Please send your nomination explaining why your nominee is deserving of this honor. Nominees should be involved in the Breckenridge community and should be passionate about Breckenridge's wacky traditions. Nominations are due by Dec. 15. Please email your nominations to Sandy Metzger at email@example.com
Shot ski world record attempt
Help us gather enough skies to assemble the world's longest shot ski in an attempt to break the world record for longest shot ski just before the Ullr Parade in Breckenridge. If you have any skies you would like to donate to this noble cause, please drop them off at the Breckenridge Distillery located at 1925 Airport Rd., Breckenridge. You can place them in the barrel in front of the distillery and skies without bindings are preferred. Help us make history in true Breckenridge fashion by dropping of skis from now through December. Call (970) 453-5055, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you and Pray for Snow!
Open Arms has openings
Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has current openings available for preschool students. We have highly trained teachers who offer a quality academic curriculum with Christian values to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy 9, Farmer's Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at http://www.OpenArmsChildcareAndPreschool.com or follow us on Facebook.
Summit Tiger thank you
The Summit Tigers Mountain Bike Team is so grateful for all the support it received this year. Huge thanks to our most generous sponsors for their continued funding: Breckenridge Associates Real Estate, including lending us your tents on race days; Carvers, including another successful Shop Night; Empire Burger, including the donation all those pizzas for our movie night fundraiser. Thank you to Downstairs at Eric's for the sponsorship and another fun end-of-season pizza party and to Rocky Mountain Endurance and Peak-A-Boo Toys for your sponsorship. Avalanche Sports and Mountain Sports Outlet continue to offer generous free bike tunes and discounted bike parts to the racers during the season. We are very grateful to Erin McGinnis of McGraphix Creative for designing our awesome logo. High fives all around to our committed coaches, Fred Newcomer, Kyle and Katie Stamp and Thane Wright for sharing your time, knowledge and skills. The team also appreciates all the parental support especially on race days. You all helped make this 4th season of the Colorado High School Cycling League such a success for the Summit Tigers team!
The Summit County Cares Kid's Party is Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Silverthorne Pavilion from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $5 per child and includes bounce houses, facepainting, crafts and Santa. All money raised benefits the Summit County Cares holiday fundraiser to help locals in need of rent, utility and medical care. For details visit SummitFIRC.org
Race of the Santas and Reindeer
Join us in Breckenridge for the 3rd Annual Race of the Santa's/Race of the Reindeer on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:15 p.m. This is a fun run on historic Breckenridge Main Street. All proceeds benefit Summit County Adopt an Angel. Come out have a good time and support a great cause. Registration: $40 (Includes a Santa Suit, and yes, you keep the suit), $15 – if you wear your own suit. Registration for the Race of the Reindeer (open to children 12 and under) is $10, Registration includes antlers and bells. To register, more info, go to http://www.brecksantarace.com or call (970) 453-5074.
Our next "Commander's Call" meeting will be on Pearl Harbor Day, Saturday, Dec. 7. All veterans, active duty and retired military personnel are encouraged and invited to attend. This will be held at Adriano's Bistro and Pizza 240 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon. This is a get together for all those who have served in our military and an opportunity to meet some great people that make Summit County their home. We will have a special observance to remember Pearl Harbor. Our host is a former US Air Force Chief of Staff General. For more information please call Willie Hoevers at (970) 368-6734.
Team Breck Sports Club Alpine and Freeride program registration is open. Visit http://www.teambrecksportsclub.com, or call (970) 547-9099.
Backstage Theater looking for volunteers
It's an exciting, fun filled new season at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. We invite all interested parties to join our enthusiastic throng of volunteers who support and participate in a variety of ways. Email email@example.com to find out more.
Community Cub Scouts
In September, the Cub Scouts volunteered for the Vail Resorts Echo Day project. Pack 187 joined forces with the US Forest Service, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Boy Scout Troop 187, Keystone and Breckenridge Ski Resort to help rehabilitate the Frisco Peninsula trails. It was a great way to have fun while helping out our community. In October, Pack 187 Cub Scouts visited the Breckenridge Police Department. Scouts learned about how they can help protect and serve our community by being good citizens, respecting the job that our local officers do and understanding our laws. They also got to see lots of cool police gear, tour the station and get inside a patrol car. Pack 187 Cub Scouts also began working on their advancement activities. Scouts gather once every two weeks with their peers and adult leaders to complete activities that are both fun and provide a forum to teach them outdoor skills while instilling the 12 Cub Scout Core Values: Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Faith, Health and Fitness, Honesty, Perseverance, Positive Attitude, Resourcefulness, Respect and Responsibility. Scouting is "fun with a purpose". The program helps to develop a boy's character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating as a citizen of our community and develops personal fitness. It's not too late to join Breckenridge Cub Scout Pack 187. Cub Scouts is open to all boys going into 1st through 5th grades regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status or disability. No previous scouting is required – you can start at any Cub Scout level as determined by your age or school grade. Most meetings are held weekday evenings so as not to interfere with family weekend plans.
Come join us for a fun evening of sledding and s'mores at Carter Park on December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Just bring a helmet, headlamp, sled, snow suit, boots and gloves. For more info contact cub master Chris Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or committee chair Jen Gallagher at email@example.com or check out our website https://cubscoutpack187.shutterfly.com. Pack 187 gives thanks to the Rotary Club of Summit County for being our charter organization.
Salvation Army bell ringers
The Salvation Army's bell-ringing campaign is looking for volunteers to ring the bells and collect money. The money raised stays here in Summit County to help out our fellow residents. Volunteers are needed Dec. 1-23 at City Market in Dillon and Breckenridge, Safeway and Walmart in Frisco. Shifts are two hours. To sign up for shifts or for more information, contact FIRC at (970)262-3888 ext. 302.
Coffee chat with Lake Dillon Theatre
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is hosting a free public "coffee chat" at the Red Buffalo Coffee Shop at 358 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne on Nov. 22 between 9-11 a.m. This is your opportunity to chat informally with the staff of the theatre and ask questions or share thoughts about the theater company. You can also get updates about the organization and new programing for 2014. This is free and open to the public, just drop by and chat.
Rotary Thanksgiving dinner
Summit County Rotary Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 28 from noon to 3 p.m. Come and give thanks with your family and friends while enjoying a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving feast provided by the Keystone Conference Center. The dinner is free and everyone is welcome! For further information, call Wendy Myers at (970) 262-9336.
Summit County Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving
The Summit County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, so that our staff may celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. We are thankful for all of our Library Patrons and hope that you enjoy this day. We will resume our regular business hours on Saturday, Nov. 30.
Summit County Library needs your help
The Summit County Library is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Book & Bake sale Friday, Dec. 6, from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Summit County Friends of the Library. The sale will provide funding for programs that benefit residents and visitors alike. Donations of any type of baked goods, such as pies, brownies, cookies, cakes and breads, are requested and appreciated. We also need people to help set up for the sale on Thursday, Dec. 5, around 3 p.m., in the Buffalo Mountain room at the Main Branch, Frisco. We also need assistance during the sale. In addition, help is requested during the take-down process, which will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale. If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help out your local library, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555.
Summit County Libraries closed for holiday
The Summit County Libraries will be open on Christmas Eve, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We will be closed all day on Christmas, and all day on New Year's Day, so that our staff will have the opportunity to enjoy some time with their families. We hope you all enjoy this wonderful holiday season!
Weekly Job Seeker Workshop
Go2Work offers free weekly workshops for job seekers. Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. Workshops are offered at Colorado Mountain College, in Dillon, in the Computer Lab, Room 11. Services available include computer access, Internet job searches, job application and resume assistance, interviewing skills, interest inventories, computer-based work skill enhancement, skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys, and earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate! Go2Work also offers skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program, information on Colorado Mountain College classes and financial aid, information on other training and educational resources, online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center, information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits, and referrals to additional services. All Services are free & no pre-registration is required. Contact Jason Read at (970) 468-5989, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keystone Science School looking for outdoor gear
Are you looking to clean out and sort through your winter and summer gear? Please think of donating those items to Keystone Science School. KSS is in search of quality outdoor gear that can be used by our fabulous teaching staff and the students we serve. We are looking for x-country skis/boots/poles, in any size. We are also in need of synthetic warm layers (jackets, pants, fleece), rain gear (jackets, pants), hiking boots, sleeping bags, tents and backpacks (minimum 1,400 cubic inches). We have set up a drop-off station on the KSS campus, located at 1053 Soda Ridge Road, Keystone. Gear can be left in the KSS trailer, located in the parking lot to the left of the entrance, just past the Keystone Stables. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Horton, (970) 468-2098. We thank you in advance for your generous donations!
Support your local library
With 2013 quickly winding down, many of you are considering charitable donations as a way to trim your tax bill. One idea, to help make the most of your end-of-year gift, is to support your local library foundation. The Summit County Library Foundation supports a variety of programs and services at each of the Summit County Library's three branches. These include the children's summer reading programs; continued expansion of the downloadable e-book and audio book collections; funding for the Library's community relations events; and the purchase of special equipment that will improve available services for our patrons. To reach our financial goals to fully support these programs and more, the Foundation recently launched its Annual Fall Fund Raising campaign and is seeking donations to help it continue to fund these programs. If you are able to support the Foundation, please make your contribution, by check, to: The Summit County Library Foundation, P.O. Box 770, Frisco, CO 80443. You may also pay by credit card, or by using Paypal on the website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org/library-foundation.
Friends of the Library week
Please join us as we celebrate Friends of the Library Week at the Summit County Libraries. This special week is designated to show our Friends how much we appreciate their support and all they do for the Summit libraries. The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, volunteer group organized in Summit County in 1960 and incorporated in 1977. The Friends of the Library work hard to increase public awareness, use and support of libraries; to provide financial assistance by purchasing special items in support of library programs; and to sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of Summit County, such as the Travel Slide Show Series, all three of the book sales and the Teen Summer Reading Program. Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated. The Friends meet the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons Building in Frisco. Anyone interested in learning more about this wonderful group is welcome! If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call 668-5555; visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org.; "like" us on Facebook; follow us on Pinterest or Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
CMC English language classes
Students can register for English Language classes this week at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon. The cost to register is very low and financial aid is available. Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Monday and Wednesday mornings, with childcare available! Now is a great time for employers to encourage workers who speak foreign languages to learn English. For more information contact professor Sharon Aguiar at (970) 468-5989.
CMC clases de inglés
Estudiantes pueden inscribir para clases de inglés esta semana al colegio CMC en Dillon. El precio es muy bajo y becas son disponibles. Las clases reúnen los martes y jueves en la tarde y en los lunes y miércoles en la mañana con guardería disponible. Para más información llame a la profesora Sharon Aguiar al (970) 468-5989.
Join us for a community-based balance class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Classes started Oct. 22 and run through Dec. 5, with no class during Thanksgiving week. Come improve your balance, increase core and leg strength, improve posture and enhance your ability to navigate obstacles! This class is taught by Pat Aden, PT with Avalanche Physical Therapy. The suggested donation is $5 per class.
Take 'The Great Adventure'!
A Journey through the Bible, with Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray and Sarah Christmyer. A Story of Salvation using The Bible Timeline learning system to get across the "big picture." This system simplifies the biblical narrative by dividing it into 12 periods of Bible history, focusing on 14 of the 73 books of the Bible that tell the story in order from Creation to the time of the Church. Once that overall context is learned, the rest of the Bible is read from within the understanding that framework provides. If you are Catholic and want a better understanding of Sacred Scripture; If you were raised Catholic but have fallen away or attend Mass only on Christmas and Easter; If you are not Catholic but your Christian faith is hungry for a Bible-study class; If you are not Christian and want to know why Christians are so zealous about God's plan through His son Jesus Christ; then join the Great Adventure at Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne. This will be a 24-class adventure from November 2013 through May 2014. Call Larry at (970) 513-0045 for more details or request information by email from email@example.com.
2014 Master Gardener Training
Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is accepting applications for the 2014 Colorado Master Gardener Training. This signature CSU Extension program provides a unique opportunity for local gardening enthusiasts to help their community while learning more about home gardening issues. The 2014 training will take place on Thursdays at the County Commons building in Frisco, from Jan. 23 to March 27. The 10-week course offers comprehensive, research-based instruction in home gardening topics, delivered via distance education technology and presented by CSU Extension specialists from around the state. Upon completion of training, Colorado Master Gardener trainees agree to contribute 50 hours of volunteer service toward home gardening education. The cost of the training program is $265. A non-volunteer option is also available for $625, and is often chosen by professionals in the green industry as continuing education. Please contact the CSU Extension office at (970) 668-4140 or write firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to request an application form. Applications can also be downloaded at http://www.co.summit.co.us/extension. The deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 13.
Travel slide show series at North Branch Library
Get ready to visit exciting new places without having to worry about delayed flights, lost luggage and the other hassles of traveling when the Friends of the Library present the annual Travel Slide Show Series. The program begins this year on Jan. 31, 2014, at 7 p.m. This event will be held in the Blue River Meeting Room of the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne. During our first program, we learn that winter can be a magical time of year for outdoor photography. Join local photographer and author Dave Cooper on a journey through the Western States and Canada, as he shares his own images from his favorite winter locations and offering tips to improve your winter shots. We are still looking for participants for this year's Travel Slide Show Series. If you would like to share your photos from your own travel adventures and experiences with our community, please call Janet at (970) 468-5887
Seedling trees for conservation
Summit County Extension and the Colorado State Forest Service are partnering to provide local landowners with low-cost seedling trees, grown from native stock at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins. Seedlings are sold in lots of 30 or 50, and include native mountain species such as aspen, Engelmann spruce, Colorado blue spruce, limber pine and bristlecone pine. CSFS seedlings offer an affordable way to ensure a diverse, forested landscape on your property in years to come. Place your order early for the best selection, as popular varieties often run out. The extension office will accept orders until April 18, 2014. Seedlings will be available for pickup in Frisco in mid-May (exact date to be determined). To download an order form and for more information on selecting appropriate species for your property, visit the extension website at http://www.co.summit.co.us/Extension, or call (970) 668-3595.
Summit High School says muchas gracias!
A huge thank you to charitable Summit County from Summit High School's Spanish Honor Society and Summit in Honduras! We asked that our community go through and simplify their lives by cleaning out, and the outpouring of donations we received for the Fill-A-Truck ARC fundraiser was truly overwhelming. A very special thank you to the following businesses that were so generous in their donations — Recycled Sports, FIRC in Dillon, FIRC in Breckenridge, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Horse Cents Thrift, For Pet's Sake, A Furniture Find, Mountain Comfort, Alpine Accents, Sogno, Krystal 93, Summit Daily News, LIFT 106/KRKY/KSMT and all of our wonderful neighbors and community! Your generosity will help offset the cost for the nine high school students traveling in November on a Spanish immersion service trip to rural Honduras to volunteer at an orphanage, paint a school and create a nursery at a medical clinic. We are so fortunate and thankful to live in such a giving and amazing community. Muchas gracias!
Extreme Baseball thanks
Summit Extreme Baseball, Summit Youth Baseball and American Legion Baseball would like to extend our utmost appreciation and thanks to the Rotary Club of Summit County for "Make A Difference Day." Many volunteers, including members of the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, assisted us in improving our new indoor Baseball Academy across the hall from the Bowling Alley in Dillon. Volunteers removed debris, cleaned and painted to help make this amazing facility a better place to serve our local youth athletes.
Thank for from the Summit Baseball Academy
Summit Extreme, Summit Youth Baseball and Summit Tigers American Legion would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude for the incredible generosity of the many sponsors of the new Summit Baseball Academy across the hall from the Bowling Alley in Dillon. Grand Slam sponsors include: Stan Miller Inc., Helton Backhoe Service, Taylor Electric, The Summit Foundation, Greg Hess Contracting, Inc., Orr Concrete, Inc., Everist Materials, JVC & KB Mechanical Contractors, Morgan Flooring, iON, Quandary Grille; Dos Locos, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, La Riva Del Lago, Law Office of William R. Falcone, Peak 1 Express, Stuhr & Associates, and White Mountain Tours.
Other generous sponsors include: Lowe's, Mountain Building Solutions, Pika Glass, Superior Alarm, Summit Roll Offs, Summit County Waste Facility, Breckenridge Building Center, Vail Valley Fire & Sprinkler, Mountain Escapes Accents, Acorn Creek Builders, Linda Pasternak, US Bank, High Country Healing, and Pug Ryan's Brewery.
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