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Summit Up 06-21-10: Where the nectarines are ripe and tasty

SUMMIT UP

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s totally psyched about summer produce.

We recently walked into the local grocery store and realized nectarines are back in season. Now, nectarines are almost our favorite fruit. They’re right up there with those yellowish-red cherries, and we love them – how nectarines smell (tart, sweet, tangy and delicious), how they look (red and ripe and perfect for a juicy bite) and what they promise (fresh-tasting nutrition).

We love our fruits and veggies so much, we’re going to try to each one with every meal.

E-mail us at summitup@summitdaily.com and let us know what your favorite fruit or veggie is, and maybe you could even send a special recipe to share. We love to try new things.

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We also have a shout out for Javier Pineda, a local high school student who recently won a new bike from the Summit Prevention Alliance and the Drug Free

Community Coalition video/essay contest. The contest was for the middle and high school students, and the Silverthorne Police Department donated brand new mountain bikes to the winners. This year they gave away three.

According to Summit Prevention Alliance community prevention coordinator Hannah Olszewski, students wrote essays and made videos about how they planned to have a safe and healthy summer. Pineda is an ELA (English-Language Acquisition) student, a leader in the local Latino population and he’s also quickly becoming a leader at the high school.

“He wrote an excellent essay for English being his second language,” Olszewski said.

Pineda was awarded his bike Friday at the Frisco Historical Park. Olszewski said she wanted to highlight Javier for his hard work and good choices.

Congrats, Javier! Good work. The community is lucky to have you.

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A local man named Ric recently wrote in to thank Summit Up for remembering Father’s Day on Sunday. He said: “Whoever wrote the Summit Up in Sunday’s paper – that was very thoughtful of you to remember your father on Father’s Day. Very nice.”

Ric also sent in a lovely poem as well by Edna St. Vincent Millay – “Ode to a Hot Summer Day.”

It reads:

“I think that I shall never see

A poem lovelier than a popsicle

Or maybe a boat drink

And a cool chef salad

And a nice sunset.”

Indeed. We love it. However, we think Millay should have mentioned an ice-cold margarita from The Boatyard in Frisco. We joke, but if she ever had one at the Boatyard, she would have mentioned it.

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And, just because we like getting crafty, we’re putting out a call for “crafters.” Dillon and the Alliance for Historical Preservation are presenting a Rocky Mountain Craft Fair on Sept. 3, 4 and 5. Booths are $135, and all crafts are welcome. Contact Charlotte Clarke at (970) 376-5153 or CharlotteFrisco@yahoo.com for an application.

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If you’re looking for something fun to do, The Alliance for Historical Preservation will also be conducting a walking tour of the Frisco Mines along the recpath on July 3. The tour will be about two hours and it will be conducted by Charlotte Clarke, the author of “The Mines of Frisco” (now out in its new edition). The tour will start at 10 a.m. in the paved parking lot by the river on west Main Street. A $5 donation is requested. Contact Charlotte Clarke (970) 376-5153 or CharlotteFrisco@yahoo.com for more info.

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We’re out, dreaming of alpine desert. It’s hot and sunny. Where’s a popsicle when we need it?


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