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Summit Up 5-31-10: Where we’re feeling fresh in the sun

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Six-year-old Lilah Crouse, of Breckenridge donates her ponytail to Locks of Love for the second time in her short life. 
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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column feeling fresh in the Summit County sun.

In fact, it’s time to bring out the sunscreen. Why? Our shoulders have a lobster-red burn, and we don’t like it. It’s our worst nightmare to have wrinkly shoulders, so we’re thinking we’ll resurrect our aloe lotion and SPF 30. You know, to get the job done right.

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Speaking of being fresh, six-year-old Lilah Crouse of Breckenridge recently got a new look with a shorter haircut. She also donating her hair to Locks of Love for the second time in her short life.

Have long hair and thinking of cutting it off? Or want to grow it out to help someone else? Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

“We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics,” according to the Locks of Love website. “Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.”

For more information, visit http://www.locksoflove.org.

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We also have an Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! sent in from Amy Raymond of Frisco.

“Thank you to Vail-Summit Orthopedics and Avalanche Physical Therapy for their time, effort and support of Summit High School athletics. They are key advocates in our programs and this support was once again in full force last week during the physical night here at SHS. In one night, your staff, along with a High Country Health Care staff member, volunteered and gave physicals to over 100 high school and middle school students. In addition, the fee charged for these physicals was donated directly back in to the school scholarship fund. This donation is needed, appreciated and will be put to good use.”

This sounds very generous. We’re glad the word is out!

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The Summit Up folder was recently filled with tips on how to reuse stale or unwanted beer. Here’s a few ideas sent in for your enjoyment.

Want to beer-buff the buffet? “The sight of a beer can is usually cause for any hostess to run screeching across the room with coaster in hand. After all, one thoughtlessly placed cold one may leave water rings on a wood finish for eternity. But beer can be furniture’s friend. The fermented brew is supposedly extra-beneficial in the care and feeding of oak. Listverse.com shares this super-simple way to beer-buff the buffet: Let a can go completely flat and pour it onto a polishing cloth. Buff your tables with it, following up with a final dry buff. It will make your end tables and coffee tables look shiny and new. (We tested this tip out on two different tables. It left them lustrous-looking, but smelling like they belonged in a frat house.) If you’d like to try a more conditioning treatment, check out this polish from http://www.joys-of-lavender.com: Boil 1 quart of beer with 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 tablespoons beeswax (available at craft stores) and 3 drops lavender essential oil. When the mixture cools, wipe it on wood. Allow it to dry; then buff with a soft cloth.”

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We’re out, freshening our lemonade.


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