Summit Up 5-10-10 |

Summit Up 5-10-10

Special to the DailyAlex Weaver, a Summit Cove Elementary fifth-grader, created a winning poster for 'Be Kind to Animals Week.'

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column with a painfully-sore rear end.So, it’s springtime – sorta. And, this time of year we like to head up to the Front Range and cruise around on our bike. But – no matter what – our butt hurts terribly for days afterwards. We even wear our seriously-padded bike shorts, but it doesn’t help. And it should! Because they give us quite the booty with all the foam.What’s a gender-neutral author of Summit Up to do?Our friends say we just need to ride our bike more so it doesn’t hurt quite as much. But we’re skeptical – shouldn’t the foam pants help? Are we doing something wrong?E-mail us at***Speaking of pain, we recently spent some time around a 4-year-old girl, and she told us we needed to brush our hair. Kids are cute, funny creatures, but man – their honesty can hurt an adult’s feelings! She also told us we were “awkward,” but she liked our necklace. We love it. Maybe we do need to brush our hair …***Linda Venturoni of Dillon recently wrote in to congratulate her daughter, Leah Venturoni, from the Summit High School class of 2007. She’s graduating in May from the University of Colorado (in three years) with a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. “Thank you to the Summit School District IB program for the chance to earn the 30 credits. She has accepted an offer for a PhD program in Human Medical Genetics at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. The offer comes with full tuition, and a yearly stipend of $25,000 for the next five years. Way to go Leah!”Yeah, no kidding. Way to go, for realz!***So, with warm weather hopefully coming our way, the Alliance for Historical Preservation has started planning its Rocky Mountain Craft Show in Dillon. It’s looking for local arts and crafts for a Labor Day craft show set for Sept. 3,4 and 5. Booths are $135. Please call (970) 376-5153 or e-mail for an application. The deadline to apply is July 30.***On a completely separate note, “Be Kind to Animals Week” is coming to a close, and all the winning posters are hanging up at the shelter. The elementary school winners are: – 2nd Grade: Jamie, Ella Bower & Angelica- 3rd Grade: Allison Weller, Hunter Stimson, Itzel Annie- 4th Grade: William O., Brissa Veleta, Mary Wilcox- 5th Grade: Alex Weaver, Emily Bell, Livvy ClausSomewhere on this page, you’ll see a photo of Alex Weaver, a Summit Cove Elementary student who created a winning poster. ***In doggy news, Margaret Purnell of Breckenridge wrote in to warn Summit County locals about garden chemicals and its dangers to local pets.”This just in from a dog-loving friend. … As gardening season is upon us, it’s important we know what can harm our dogs. Given that so many homes in Summit County don’t have fences (often deed-restricted) and that so many owners let their pets run free, it is important for every gardener to be aware” that products with theobromine attracts dogs to eat it, and it has lethal results. “My two beagles, Cally and Ginger, love to exercise their noses and mouths in my garden, am glad I garden organically.”Thanks, Margaret, for the heads up. Our dogs, and Mother Earth, will thank us for using organic products.***For those of you out there interested in learning about catering, Colorado Mountain College is hosting an “Introduction to Catering” class. Want to run your own catering business? Learn the ABC’s of operating a small catering business from a professional chef and caterer. This three-hour class will get you started. It’s scheduled for Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the new, state-of-the-art culinary kitchen at CMC in Breckenridge. The cost is only $40. Call (970) 453-6757 or stop by CMC, 107 Denison Placer Road, to register. ***We’re out.

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