Summit County Community Notes 1-31-13 |

Summit County Community Notes 1-31-13

Daily News staff report

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center will be hosting Dialogue Over Dinner tonight from 5:30-7:30 at the Summit Middle School where we’ll be discussing “How to Build a Healthier Relationship with your Adolescent,” presented by Matthew Brenner, M.A./NCC. The evening is free and dinner and child care are provided. RSVP at (970) 262-3888 ext. 330 or email

Free tax assistance is being offered for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, and seniors who may be unfamiliar with the new tax codes or who might have difficulty paying a fee for their tax report preparation. If you’re eligible, be sure to claim earned income credits, dependent care credits and child care tax credits. Credits actually reduce your tax burden while deductions reduce your taxable income.This free service is being offered by IRS-trained and certified individuals (Colorado Mountain Tax volunteers) at two locations in the area: the Summit County Community and Senior Center and at The Edge at Copper Mountain. Dates at the center are Tuesdays – Feb. 5, 13, 19 and 26 and March 2. To sign up at the center, call (970) 668-2940. Dates at The Edge are Thursdays – Feb. 7, 15, 21 and 28, and March 4. To make an appointment at the Edge, call (970) 968-3060. More dates may be added if there is demand.

The town of Frisco’s sustainable business program is now accepting a limited number of business. Go to to sign up. Businesses receive a $200 cash stipend toward a green project, a free energy audit and free sustainability audit. This program is designed to support and recognize businesses that are doing good things for the environment.

Recently, the Summit Rotary Club has received grants from the community to support its weekly community dinner at the Elks Lodge. It was awarded a $5,000 grant by The Summit Foundation, a $2,500 grant by the town of Frisco and $1,000 by the Summit County Board of Realtors. In 2013 it has have already served 1,650 meals, 110 of those to children.

Summit Thrift & Treasure in Breckenridge and Dillon is in need of volunteers and clothing, shoes, bedding, kitchen items, books, games and toy donations for our thrift stores. Sales from Summit Thrift & Treasure benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC). We have locations at 1745 Airport Road in Breck and 340 Fiedler Ave. in Dillon. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday at both locations. Volunteers are needed to sort donations and organize the store. Contact Anita at (970) 262-3888 ext. 306 for questions or stop at the stores. For additional information, visit

The Peak School – Summit County’s independent nonprofit school for middle and high school students – will host an open house on Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at 103 S. Harris St. in Breck. Interested families are encouraged to attend anytime between 9-11 to learn more about the school’s unique academic program. Visitors will have the opportunity to view classes in action and speak directly with students and teachers about the school’s educational program.

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