Summit Up 6-7-12: Waiting, impatiently, for the next cool celestial phenomenon
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s still winding down after all that Venus transit stuff Tuesday. Wow! Sure, we couldn’t actually watch Venus traveling across the face of the sun because we didn’t have the proper eyewear, but we saw all the cool photos and now we’re a little spoiled, wondering when the next cool celestial curiosity is going to come by. Remember, it was just a few weeks ago we had the moon in front of the sun, and as a society that demands immediate gratification and entertainment at all times, we demand the gods provide us with some more cool stuff asap!(sound of foot tapping)Well?(crickets, a car backfires, a siren tears the night in half)Oh well. Guess it’s back to the ol’ Playstation or whatever.***Were you aware that today is Thrifty Thursday?MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: Huh?/no way/really?/tell us more/holy crow!SU: OK, this has to do with the fabulous Breckenridge Festival of Film, which starts today and runs through the weekend. Today, if you happen to have the afternoon off (or you can call in sick), you can check out six films for the low, low price of only 5 bucks. That’s half off normal, as a locals’ appreciation dealio, and you can get all primed for the rest of the Festival by, y’know, seeing some cool indy films.MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: Holy Christmas trees, that sounds swell! Whaddawe do?SU: Just show up at the Speakeasy Movie Theater in the old CMC Building in Breck at 1 p.m., give them a five-dollar bill (or five singles, or 20 quarters or 50 dimes or 100 nickels, etc.) and you’re in. If you want to know more, go to this h’yar site:www.breckfilmfest.com.Speaking of the “Old CMC Building,” we have to say we’re looking forward to the day when it becomes the new South Branch Library or whatever so we have a better name for it. Back in the day, it used to be Summit High (or even Breckenridge High, we think), then it was CMC, then it was sorta nothing up top, Speakeasy below, and next it’ll be the Peak One School, but only for a year, at which point we think it’ll become the new library which, ironically, was where the old Breck library was before it moved over to the new (soon-to-be-old) building on Airport Road.Got that? At any rate, it doesn’t seem quite proper to call it “The Peak School Building,” since it’s sort of a temporary deal, so we guess we’re stuck with “Old CMC Building” until its more permanent change – unless we give it a random temporary named like “Red Brick Fandango” or “High Street Hall” or something.Just a thought.***OK, here’s an Angel Alert! Angel Alert! going out from the folks at the Community & Senior Center:”We would like to recognize Diana Sunstrum, who was delivering meals to homebound seniors this week, when she noticed a local gentleman who had not picked up his meal delivery from the week prior. Upon reporting this to our office, we alerted the local authorities who checked his home and discovered he had fallen. He is in the care of other recovering now and we want to recognize her for being so alert and noticing the small details that made a big difference!”Very nice! Major karma points for Diana, and our fervent hope that all is well with the gent who fell. Happy Thursday, Summit County!We out.
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