Hey, Spike! joins in holiday festivities | SummitDaily.com

Hey, Spike! joins in holiday festivities

Special to the DailyNewlyweds Scott Cleary and Jennifer Thaler in Mexico.

Copper Mountain’s Tom, Diane and Eric Malmgren of Carbonate Real Estate and Property Management entertained a couple of hundred at JJ’s in the East Village Copper Station – as they’ve done for about three decades – to celebrate the holidays.

Among some of those we chatted with were Kurt and Sandi Hotto, Tweet and Dave Arnesen, Jon Bird, Don Riggle, Myra and Chris Eby, Andy Hayes, Abbey Stetson, Mike Bollinger, Bob Bloch, David and Cathy Cunningham, CJ and Patty Julin, Dennis and Tyler Johnson, Vi (“Hi, Alex”) Effinger, Kevin Lewis, Pooh Bishop, Keith and Sue Feldmann, Larry and Pat Schmidt, Betsy and Mike Cuthbertson, Keith Vanvelkinburgh, Cathy Lisherness and Dan Moroz, Dan Kibbie, Bob and Kay Hartzell, Rick and Judi Amico, Phil Kopp, Lori McGuinness, Teri Booth, Pat and Dale Butler, Tom and Sandy Anderson, Peter Siegel, Renee Imamura, Jackie and John Moberly, Terry Glynn, Peggy Smith, Cindy Lundquist, Traci and Terry McGeehan, Joni and Jay Bauer, Susie Magrino, Tina Hutting, Tom Kusleika, Sandy Sheffield and Dan Pins, Don and Jane Peterson, Tanya Benyo, Maureen Keefe, Mark McCrerey, Norma Sundin, and that always skiing Frank Walter.


Finally! After eight years of dating, Jennifer Thaler and Scott Cleary were married on Oct. 23 in Puerto Vallarta, where they stayed at The Marival Resort and Suites for two weeks.

Thirty-two guests flew down to help them celebrate. Summit County locals making the trip were: Dan and Christie Cleary, John Thaler, Monica McElyea, Jawn Ross, and Chris and Angela Brownley.

Jenn and Scott hosted a “no” rehearsal dinner at Si Senor in downtown PV. There was no rehearsal, but they thanked their guests for coming to Mexico by taking them to their favorite restaurant.

The weather was beautiful on their wedding day, but two days before the wedding, a huge storm came through Nuevo Vallarta and washed away the beach.

Their wedding coordinator suggested they get married inside because there was a chance of rain and the “spot” on the beach had disappeared.

The morning of the 23rd was bright and sunny and Jenn and Scott decided they would still have their ceremony outside on the beach. Three hours before the ceremony, they walked the beach looking for the perfect spot. They found it and everyone joined them barefoot on the beach for their wedding ceremony.

The next week they went on an evening cruise to Las Caletas. They cruised Banderas Bay at night to arrive at a small cove, where dinner was served by candlelight. After dinner they watched a music and dance show called Rhythms of the Night.

“A destination wedding at an all-inclusive resort made the event very stress free,” says Jenn. “Planning was very easy and there were minimal decisions to be made. The wedding coordinator was just an e-mail away during the initial planning. And then when they arrived at The Marival, she was there to answer all their questions and finalize the last-minute plans.”

They returned to Summit County with many fun memories of a vacation with family and friends. Congrats.


Stoking the new firepit over at the Larson Lane residence of Jim and Connie Bull were Gary Revelle, Ryan Burke, Ferdie and Nora Saiz, Rafael “Fido” Ruiz, Oscar, Salvador Serna, Toby and Sam Meister, Pete and Ronda Campbell, and Steve Smith.

A buffet of posole and pheasant burritos warmed up the group on a cold and snowy night.


Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a resident of Summit County since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers in Summit County for 20 years.

Email your social info to milesfporteriv@aol.com

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