Summit County Community Notes: 1-12-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes: 1-12-2013

Get ready to visit exciting new places, without having to worry about delayed flights, lost luggage and the other hassles of traveling when the Friends of the Library present the annual Travel Slide Show Series. The program begins on Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., and runs every other Friday through March 22. This event is held in the Blue River Meeting Room of the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne.

Past destinations have included Cuba, Cambodia, France, Italy and many other European countries, India, Africa, The Galapagos Islands, just to name a few. This year’s itinerary will include visits to Mount Kilimanjaro; Alaska; the Silk Road through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgystan; The Dalmatian Coast; and many more!

For more info on the series or to participate in future lide shows, call Janet at (970) 468-5887. To find out about additional upcoming events and programs, volunteer opportunities or how you can help the Summit County Library through donations, call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or email at

To help those at a serious disadvantage caused by Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast, Summit County’s Habitat will donate 10 percent of its Restore’s gross sales during the month of January 2013. While there will always be pressing needs in our local community, the shock of Sandy on so many makes this contribution the least that we can do from here. The Restore is located on the north side of Interstate 70, at the Silverthorne westbound entrance to I-70. The store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Saturday. Restore: (970) 423-7445.

For further info about the Summit County Colorado Habitat, contact executive director Nancy Shockey at, or, regarding our Restore in Silverthorne, contact store manager Frank Steen at

As an Ice Princess candidate, you are asked to collect as many votes for yourself as possible. For a valid vote you need $1 for every vote. The ice princess candidate with the most money (most votes) will be crowned the 2013 Summit County Rotary Ice Princess.

Ice princess candidates are nominated by local residents, Rotarians or themselves. The Rotary Ice Princess Committee will select six candidates.

Submit a picture and short bio (maximum 200 words about why you would like to be an Ice Princess candidate ) to Ann Morrison Clement at Contact Ann if you have any questions about being an ice princess candidate.

Applicants must be 18 years old or older, live in Summit County or own a business in Summit County, be willing to attend Ice Melt and community events and be recognized in the community as a participant.

January is National Mentoring Month, and Summit County Mountain Mentors is once again honoring the great work of their incredible mentors. What is mentoring? It is a trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring adults who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. Mountain Mentors is seeking adult volunteers to apply to become a Mentor to one of the 40+ youth in Summit County on the waitlist. Together, we can make a difference not only in the lives of children, but in the overall welfare of our community. So, thank your mentor, or better yet, become one. Summit County Mountain Mentor’s mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles, through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” For more info about Mentors, call Sarah (970) 668-9184.

Summit County Extension and the Colorado State Forest Service are partnering to provide local landowners with low-cost seedling trees, grown from native stock at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins.

Seedlings are sold in lots of 30 or 50, and include native mountain species such as Engelmann spruce, Colorado blue spruce, Douglas fir, limber pine and bristlecone pine. CSFS seedlings offer an affordable way to ensure a diverse, forested landscape on your property in years to come.

Place your order early for the best selection, as popular varieties often run out. Seedlings will be available for pick-up in Frisco in May (exact date to be determined). To download an order form and for more information on selecting appropriate species for your property, visit the Extension website at, or call the Extension office at (970) 668-3595.

You will gain more information about brain injury, as well as caregiver support on Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. RSVP with Rosa Barron at (866) 245-6600 x 1 or If you need further info, contact Kim Ramey at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center/Avalanche PT at (970) 668-6980. Community resources and support will also be provided.

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