Summit County Community Notes: 1-20-13 |

Summit County Community Notes: 1-20-13

For centuries, inverted yoga postures have been considered the fountain of youth. Discover the benefits of incorporating them into your practice, as well as how to progress your skills on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Frisco Day Lodge, located at 621 Recreation Way. Dress comfortably and in layers. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, water and your sense of adventure. This workshop is presented by Lauren Brand. Cost: $15 if you register by Tuesday; $25 at the door.

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.

Effective Jan. 1, the fixed interest rate on all new loans through the Division of Housing downpayment assistance program fell to 2 percent. The Summit Combined Housing Authority (SCHA) generates these loans in conjunction with a first mortgage provider, assisting locals with the purchase of a primary home within Summit County. The maximum loan amount will be equal to half of the borrowers required down payment, and cannot exceed 100 percent loan-to-value; Loan amount cannot exceed $25,000. All borrowers must owner-occupy the residence, work a minimum of 30 hours/week year-round, and meet income eligibility requirements of HUD-low income per household size. More info on this program can be obtained at calling (970) 423-7041 or email

The CMC Summer Technology Institute is accepting applications for the Summer 2013 Institute, running July 22-26. The institute is a weeklong, technology-packed learning adventure for students who will be entering the sixth, seventh or eighth grades this September. Working in the new CMC Computer Lab, students will learn about the technical, creative and business aspects of technology. Subjects include website development, digital photography, Photoshop, digital video production, e-commerce shopping carts and more. All subjects are taught by experienced instructors and professionals. Students must have a GPA of 3.0, Summit School District average of 4 or better. Tuition: $495 includes daily breakfast and lunch. More info and applications are available at, or contact Robert Cartelli at or (970) 970-453-6757 x2629. Application deadline is May 31. Enrollment is limited to the first 15 qualified students.

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