Community Notes for 6/17/13 |

Community Notes for 6/17/13

World’s largest swimming lesson

Sends the message that swimming lessons save lives. On Tuesday, 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

Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers

Summit Public Radio & TV, a local non-profit organization providing radio and free over-the-air TV to Summit County, has open positions on its board of directors. In order to better serve our community we have created three new positions and need to fill three existing positions. The existing positions are: treasurer, database manager, and membership. The three new positions are development chair, grants, and fundraising. These are all volunteer positions and require attendance at monthly meetings. We provide a valuable service to our community; to do so we need your help. If you are interested, or just have questions, please call: Sue at 970-333-0209 or John at 970-406-8350 or contact

Wildfire, insurance and you

Insurance and wildfire experts to speak at the Forest Health Task Force’s Wednesday 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., Wednesday.

Father Dyer Church needs ‘treasures’

Save your retired treasures or unwanted household items for the Father Dyer Church Treasure Sale, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 20. Proceeds from the event support the local human service programs of the church. Donated items will be accepted during the week of July 15. No adult clothing, mattresses or electronics, please. For more information, send an email to or call (970) 453-2250.

Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month

Discounted adoption fees for cats/kittens for the month of June. Summit County Animal Shelter, 0058 Nancy’s Place, Frisco.

Hike with Dillon forest rangers

Join Colorado State University Extension and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to explore the dynamic forests of Summit County. This 10-part “What’s Up With Our Forests?” workshop series takes place at different trailhead locations throughout Summit County, offering participants guided hikes focused on current forest issues. Topics for exploration include tree ID, historic perspectives, stakeholder interest, the wildland urban interface and community wildland fire issues. Hikes are free and all are welcome to attend on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Please visit or call Dan at (970) 668-4140 for locations and directions to all upcoming hikes.

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.

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