Hey, Spike! falls into a summer social wrap-up | SummitDaily.com

Hey, Spike! falls into a summer social wrap-up

Socially, it's been a busy wind-down for the Summit summer and fall is picking up steam.

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Up in Breckenridge for the 41st Gathering of the Great Divide Mountain Art Festival, produced by the Cunningham family of Dick and Mary and daughter Tina, we chatted with Lee Skananger, Karen Martiny, Jaqi and Dave Stoffel, sisters-in-law Jan Butler Moss and Pat Butler, Bob French and Kay McGuiness, Robin and Patti Theobald, Mary and Nick Logan, Mary and Harold Wilson, Julie Krause, Randy Smith, Terri Sue Golden, Dave Patterson, Cindy Beer and Paul Austin and Cindy's brother David Braeden; Therese Dayton, Frank and Ann Amorosa, Sandy Rush, Dick and Chuck Roy, Lauren Fisher and Steve Kurtz, Peter Simon, Cynthia and Bill Starr with sons Austin and Colin and Colin's fiancée Micah Radler; Amy and Scott Krause, Karen Jo and Phil Barker, Steve and Sandee Smith, and Leawood, Kansas wind farmer Frank and Donna Costanza.

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Meanwhile, two prominent family weddings in August helped keep the Summit humming socially.

Aug. 6 saw Jeffrey Spaulding and Lisa Voss recite their marriage vows surrounded by family and friends.

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Jeff, the son of Cindy and Wayne Spaulding, manages the family's busy Boatyard restaurant on Frisco Main Street.

The other Spaulding boys — Matthew, Nicholas and Gregory — were onboard. In from the East were Lisa's parents, Barb and Gary Voss of Fairfield, Connecticut.

The Lohmann clan, second-home owners in Frisco since 1946, were in town for the Aug. 27 marriage of Ashley Marie Lohmann, daughter of Dr. Jack and Darcy Lohmann, to Christopher M. Hanson, son of Dr. Michael D. and Cathie Hanson of Panama City, Florida.

Jack's brothers, Jon and Jed, attended with wives Ann and Ann, and their kids. The ceremony was held at Jack and Darcy's new home built on the family property that has served as a summer gathering point for decades.

Ashley and Chris reside in California.

Congrats to all.

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Down in Golden for the 26th Fine Arts Festival, Spike! and Mary visited with Bill and Sarah Litz and Joe and Kelly Behm.

Bill used to live in Breckenridge in the "Odd Lot." He and Sarah are involved in the preservation of Golden's heritage.

Joe's first job out of CU-Boulder was directing the town of Frisco marketing efforts. He now is the Golden mayor pro-tem and works to move forward casino and hotel attractions in Blackhawk and Central City.

We also saw Breckenridgers Hilary Chu and Ric Rixon in Golden as well as Bill and Michele Messenger, formerly of Silverthorne.

Artists showing their works there included Dee Sapper, with husband Larry Hardy, ex-Breckenridgers and now of Buena Vista. Merry Cox, now of Salida, was also displaying.

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Down in Salida were Bruce Livoni of Copper Mountain and Maui, and Cathy Lisherness of Frisco, who were joined by Pat and Larry Schmidt, longtime Farmer's Korner residents.

Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed "Spike," a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former hardrock miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a local since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years. Email your social info to milesfporteriv@aol.com