Summit Giving: Domus Pacis prepares meals for families dealing with cancer |

Summit Giving: Domus Pacis prepares meals for families dealing with cancer

Domus Pacis Family Respite hosts Food for Families Friday

The next Food for Families Friday will take place May 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Help create meals to nourish families on a cancer journey by allowing them time to relax and enjoy their respite week in Summit County. Join for the fun, meet some new friends and warm some tummies. Domus Pacis provides the recipes, ingredients and containers. You provide your time and a desire to make a difference. Bring an apron if available, a way to tie back or cover your hair and closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles. Donations of ingredients and food storage supplies are gratefully accepted for this project. To learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite visit

Free Caregiver Wellness training available

Those caring for a loved one are invited to attend a meeting on May 5 at the Summit County Community & Senior Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m. to learn about resources to manage the challenges of providing care, meet other families, and share experiences. Free lunch included. RSVP to or (970) 468-0295.

Rotary looking for volunteers

Rotary is facilitating the 4 Way Test for the seventh-grade middle school students May 7 and 8. The sessions are 10 a.m. to noon and 1:10-3:05 p.m. If you can volunteer to be a facilitator for a middle school group it will be very rewarding for you. If you are interested please contact Maggie Dew, (970) 393-2536,

Bag donor program at Whole Foods benefits local nonprofits

Frisco’s Whole Foods donates 10 cents per bag that customers bring in to local nonprofits, which rotate on a quarterly basis. Currently, recipients for bag credits through July 5 are: Lake Dillon Preschool, Continental Divide Land Trust and Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center. While you may be familiar with the first two, you may not know about Beaver Ponds, located near Fairplay. It is dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment and educating the public. Proceeds that Beaver Ponds receives from the Whole Foods bag donor credits will go toward its micro-fodder project, which is a system to grow wheatgrass for the alpaca, llamas and chickens they raise. Caretakers hope to replace the hay they feed the animals with micro fodder, which is healthier, and more natural, for the animals, and also more sustainable because it reduces the environmental impacts from harvesting and hauling hay.

Domus Pacis Family Respite choosen as a Colfax Marathon charity partner

This is the second year that Domus Pacis has participated in the event. Last year, more than 17,000 runners and walkers, plus friends and family members, attended. Over 40 runners, walkers and volunteers signed up on behalf of Domus Pacis last year. There are seven different races: 5k, 10 mile, half marathon, marathon, marathon relay, corporate cup relay and government cup relay. The race this year takes place on May 17. Domus Pacis is looking for more runners/walkers, volunteers for race weekend and donations for their fundraising page. To encourage our fundraisers, Michael Magliocchetti with Key to the Rockies Vacation Rentals and Real Estate has donated a two-night stay in a studio, one or two bedroom condo along with breakfast for four people in Keystone to the top fundraiser. If someone is interested in running/walking on behalf of Domus Pacis, when they register for the race they should select Domus Pacis Family Respite as the Charity Partner they are raising awareness or funds for. People who have already signed up can go back in and select Domus Pacis if they want at no additonal charge. All Domus Pacis runners will

receive signature purple t-shirts as a thank you! The best way to keep updated on the event is on Facebook. For more information please contact Meredith at (970) 406-0142 or

Books and bikes sought for day camp

Frisco Fun Club is collecting gently used books and bikes to use for summer day camp. Please bring gently used and functioning items for kids (ages 5-12), and counselors to the Frisco Day Lodge between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sara at

Trout Unlimited monthly meeting features professional guest

Robert “The Bug Guy” Younghanz, a renowned aquatic entomologist, professional fly-fisher, instructor for Colorado State University, writer for Field and Stream, Trout Magazine, TV and radio personality will discuss that there is a science to fly-fishing, not just “tying on the little red thing.” Bring your fishing buds and your Bud (Budweiser). BYOB is legal here for this meeting on May 7 at the Summit County Senior Center, 86 Nancy’s Place (County Commons, 1st turn to Left, next to Animal Shelter) from 6-8 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Sarah Barclay (970) 401-4697,

Become a Master Mountain Composter

High Country Conservation Center and Colorado Mountain College is offering backyard composting workshops. The Master Mountain Composter workshop series has been taught for a number of years, and is well suited for students wishing to learn more about composting. The workshops will take place on May 5, 11 and 13 and are located at Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge campus. The series costs $75 total, but a $25 deposit will be returned upon completion of five community service hours. Drop in rates are available. To sign up call (970) 668-5703 or email

Garden plots still available

Do you want to grow your own veggies, but don’t have the room? Well, High Country Conservation Center still has a number of community garden plots available in both Frisco and Breckenridge. Garden plots start at $50 per plot with a $50 deposit that is returned upon completion of volunteer hours within the community. Applications are available at, but space is limited so apply today. For more information regarding community gardening and garden plots contact High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703 or email

Knights of Columbus local scholarships awarded

This week the Summit County Chapter of the Knights of Columbus #14045 awarded scholarships to young members of Our Lady of Peace (Silverthorne) / St.Mary’s (Breckenridge) attending college this fall. Scholarships in the amounts of $1,000, $500 and $250 were awarded to Natalie Cuadrado and Claire MacMurray of Silverthorne and Charlotte Truesdell of Breckenridge.

Thanks to the town of Silverthorne

The Summit Advocates for Gifted Education (SAGE) would like to thank the town of Silverthorne for their generous in-kind grant of use of the Town Council Chambers and IT capability. This in-kind grant supported the April 7 TEDxYouth Simulcast for Summit County students who were not able to attend this Denver event in person. All in attendance were very appreciative of this opportunity.

Breckenridge Dining Passports available

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA) is offering spring dining specials in participating restaurants as a fundraiser for its scholarship program. In 2015 alone, the BRA awarded about $20,000 in scholarships to local high school students. In order to replenish this fund, the $10 donation for the passports will go to its scholarship fund. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through June 11. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and the 24 participating restaurants. The restaurants listed in the passport have teamed up to present their spring promotions, awesome menus and great values, all in one place. Each restaurant lists its own terms, promotions and schedules. See for the full listing of passport specials.

Free food for qualifying seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program available through the Summit County Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco for seniors 60 and over. At the time of certification/sign-up you must bring: Picture identification, proof of income (no bank statements) and proof of recent address (utility bill mailed within the last 30 days). Income guidelines to qualify: one household member, $1,265; two household members, 1,705; three household members, 2,144; four household members, 2,584; five household members, 3,024; six household members, 3,464; seven household members, 3,904; eight household members, 4,344. For each additional household member add $440. For more information please call Emilie Matthaei (303) 375-5861 or toll-free: (877) 460-8504 ext. 300.

Volunteers invited to help construct a new public trail near Fairplay

On Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, the statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), in partnership with Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT), is seeking volunteers to a design and build a public trail at the Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area. The Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area is located near Alma in Park County, sitting just northwest of Fairplay. Encompassing more than 500 acres of land and with the 13,000-ft. Pennsylvania Mountain as the highest point, sights in the area include ancient bristlecone pines, stunning wildflowers, and alpine researchers in the field. For nearly 40 years, 92 private acres of the area have been the location for high-altitude scientific research conducted by MALT. Currently, recreationists from Alma, as well as the surrounding area, can only access the Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area from MALT’s private property. Over the two-day weekend, volunteers will help build a new loop trail that will provide recreation and science research opportunities as well as future access to this pristine location. The trail will provide new recreation opportunities in the area as well as access to conduct scientific research. While adults and youth ages 12 and up are volunteering at The Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area, young kids can partake in a spectacular (and free) educational program at BPEEC that will include environmental activities alongside a professional staff. On both Saturday and Sunday, as volunteers are shuttled from the camp site to the project location, kids will be dropped off at BPEEC along the way. At the end of the work day, kids will be picked up and spend the evening eating dinner and camping with their families. No experience is necessary to volunteer. For registered volunteers, free meals and camping will be provided. The project will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The minimum age to volunteer on this project is 12, though kids as young as 6 can participate in the environmental educational program. Volunteers are asked to register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and food. Register via the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado volunteer project calendar at or call (303) 715-1010.

Summer fundraising opportunity available for local nonprofits

The Lake Dillon Amphitheater and Summit Swing Dance will be offering social dances every Tuesday night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning June 16 through Aug. 25. The event will be an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to raise money for their causes. No admission will be charged, however, donations can be requested and concessions can also be a source of income. All donations and income from concessions will go to the direct benefit of your organization. For more information or to reserve a night, email or call (970) 468-4876.

New dates announced for rummage sale

The Summit County Seniors have announced new dates for their annual gigantic rummage sale. This is the largest sale of its kind in the county. Some space is available for items to be donated now by appointment. Call Brenda at (815) 258-5843, Angel at (309) 243-7275 or Carol at (847) 903-4521. Normal drop off times will be Tuesday and Wednesday July 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Senior and Community Center. Sale begins Thursday, July 30.

Rummage sale volunteers needed

Summit County Seniors are calling for volunteers for their gigantic rummage sale to be held the last week of July. If you are new to the county or a senior this is a wonderful way to make new friends. Urgent needs at this time are: Women’s Dept. (Call Charlotte at 970-376-5153), cashiers, outside sales (ski equipment, furniture, etc.), childrens tent, parking and many others. Call (970) 668-2940 and leave your phone number.

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