Summit Up 4-2-10
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that still likes getting toys in our cereal.
We had to laugh when we poured ourselves some Cheerios Thursday morning and a black race car fell out into our bowl. At first we thought it was garbage.
“What the heck?!” we said as we poked at it with our spoon.
Frankly, we were under the impression that cereal toys were reserved for the likes of Lucky Charms and Fruity Pebbles. But plain ol’ Cheerios? Shocking. Kids don’t like the tasteless O’s.
What’s your favorite cereal prize? E-mail us at email@example.com and let us know.
In nonprofit news, we want to give a shout out to Advocates for Victims of Assault for its good work with local families. According to its Spring 2010 newsletter, in 2009 Advocates provided services to 450 victims of domestic violence, 24 victims of sexual assault and it responded to 18 death calls. It also provided emergency shelter for 25 women and 18 children for a total of 563 nights.
Advocates is trying to raise funds for its Safe Nights Blitz campaign. During the month of April, the nonprofit will be collecting money to keep its safe house up and running. It costs $50 a night to keep the shelter open.
“In 1996, we opened our first safe house which has since then been occupied by women and children seeking refuge from abuse,” the newsletter said. “We also supply safe housing for men in local hotels. Our safe house allows women to leave dangerous situations and transition into a new life.”
Advocates is seeking individuals and businesses to donate.
Keep up the good work!
For more information about all Advocates does for the community, call (970) 668-3906.
Speaking of women’s safety, a women’s self-defense class is scheduled for April 24 at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. Sahn Tae Kwan Do is sponsoring the clinic set to run from non to 2 p.m., and participants will learn all sorts of cool techniques to protect themselves from attackers. Admission to the class is $20. Call (970) 668-3906 to sign up.
In adult beverage news, we want to give yet another shout out to the goodness created by two-for-one martini happy hour. Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge has the best martini deal! We’re already planning to hit up our favorite haunt for a delicious dirty vodka martini, or three. Yum yum.
In birthday news, Robin Johnson wrote in, saying her mom Marty Fulton is turning 68 today. Somewhere on this page is a photo of her 1962 TWA stewardess photo. Happy birthday from Robin, Chris, Madelaine and Jameson Johnson. She’ll be working in the ticket window at the gondola in Breckenridge, so everyone should drop by and give her birthday spankings. It’s slightly inappropriate.
We will indeed tell her you wish her the best on her birthday. Marty, live it up! Today’s your special day. Celebrate yourself with a massage, or your favorite treat. And get your daughter to clean your house – since it’s your very own ME day! P.S. We like your stewardess outfit. Sexy!!! OWWWW!!!!
In more adult beverage news, beer (and music) lovers can now celebrate. Why? The fourth annual Breckenridge Massive Beer Festival is coming to Main Street Station Saturday, and we’re super pumped because this awesome event promises everyone four hours of unlimited beer tasting while enjoying free live music from Filthy Children, Fried Grease and Chuck Prophet.
Whoa, sounds fun! The festival is one of the main attractions of Breckenridge’s 10th annual end of season party, the Spring Massive Festival, set to run through April 18.
For just $30, beer drinkers will get a tasting mug for unlimited beer tasting from 1-5 p.m. For $75, a mug will be upgraded to a large glass stein and you’ll also get into the festival an hour early for some private beer tastings.
We’ll see you there.
In April Fools news, no one tried to trick us. Come on, peeps. We’re very disappointed in the lack of deviant creativity. Hopefully next year someone will get us good.
So,we’ve never played bocce ball, but we hear it’s a hoot. We just heart that the Town of Dillon is building two bocce courts in Town Park and it’s even forming a new bocce club called (gasp) the Summit Bocce Club.
If you’re interested in joining the club or organizing bocce events, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 262-3403. Visit townofdillon.com for more info on bocce.
And if you’re feeling giving, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for volunteers in Summit County to serve on the area Wildlife Transport and Bear Aware teams. A recruitment meeting is set for Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco.
If you like animals, this is perfect for you because the Summit County Wildlife Rescue team is a volunteer group working with Division of Wildlife staff to respond to injured wildlife and transport the animals to DOW offices, veterinarians or rehabilitation facilities.
And we’re out, dancing around Breckenridge because it’s Spring Massive time and we like it.
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