Hey, Spike! offers local social insights | SummitDaily.com

Hey, Spike! offers local social insights

Miles F. Porter IV
Special to the Daily Left to right, Deb, Marsha and Mike thinking green.

Wowsers, has this been a week for global news: That Royal Wedding, the tornados in the Southeast and floods in Midwest, Pope John Paul’s beatification, skyrocketing gas prices, the cornering and killing of Osama bin Laden, plus a few wars. And now to the local news:Long-time residents – and sisters – Linda Polhemus and Deb Helton are putting out a call for help in cleaning up the Dillon Cemetery on Saturday, May 14, before the annual Memorial Day event.”This ceremony has grown to a great event to include Elks members, Boy Scouts and veterans of all ages, and John Clark plays ‘Taps,'” the ladies say. “It is very moving.””Several of us with family plots will be there on May 14, which is Countywide Clean Up Day, the only day Town of Dillon employees have agreed to assist,” Linda and Deb say.”The recent pine beetle kill has resulted ina lot of small slash and piles of pine needles, making the resting place of our loved ones unsightly,” adds Linda. “The past generations have always been so good to clean them up and so many of these folks are either gone or not able to do this anymore.””Since we are not a groomed cemetery – nor do most of us want to become so – this really falls to us to see it is done,” the girls note.Linda’s email: linsu52@msn.com and phone: 668-3656.****Community Dinner organizer Deborah Hage extends public thanks to Chris Rybak, Arapahoe Basin executive chef who has personally cooked six dinners, and to Jeanne Severson of Waste Management for donating its Think Green services.”What a special guy Chris is,” says Deb. “He is backed up by the folks at A-Basin who encourage his participation. Thanks to all of them – cooks and management.””WMI Operations Manager Mike Parker and I got WMI to donate our Single Stream Recycle services to the Elks Lodge for the Tuesday Community Dinner, as well as the other fundraisers they have there, which diverts about half of the trash away from the landfill – it’s s a big win for all,” Jeanne explains.Deb’s other thanks go to Al and Liz Wickert for heading up the volunteers from Lord of the Mountains Church; every week to AnneMarie Ohly and Steven Estes, who get desserts from Safeway and deliver them to the dinner; Doug Pierce, who delivered corn tortillas and 15 gallons of his award winning People’s Choice pork green chili; the hardworking Dillon Community Church volunteers; Tracy Cassard for helping cook for several months; Jean Radin, Marsha Hannishin and crew cooked sweet and sour chicken, with the help of the Summit County Church of Christ volunteers.****Rose Legge is the Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee featured artist at the County Commons in Frisco with her fabric exhibit on the Gallery Wall.”We seldom do fabric, but hers is exceptional,” says Sandy Greenhut, the committee chair.Rose’s show opened yesterday and will hang until July 1.Rose will also give a lecture and demo on Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m., in the Mt. Royal Room of the County Commons. And, since it is Mother’s Day, she will have small fabric items for sale. She was set to have an exhibit March and April, but her home burned down with all her pieces and sewing machine, so she had to start from scratch. Rose will be featured in “Quilting Arts Magazine” in August/September 2011.****Spotted over at My Wireless Verizon store, run by Ricardo Chavez and Jamie Cripps, in the Frisco Station, were Joel Godfrey of Aces & Eights Casino Shuttle; Karen Wray, learning how to operate her Xoom Tablet, so when she and husband Brian are traveling in Greece they can keep in touch with their Mountain Log Homes of Colorado; and Gary and Debbie Martin; Gil Smith, and County Inspector Don Bantam.Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax 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

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