Summit Up 9-27-10 | SummitDaily.com

Summit Up 9-27-10

SUMMIT UP

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column at peace, at liberty and loving life.

Autumn in a mountain town is amazing, and we’re all lucky to be watching the leaves turn in good ol’ Summit County. There’s gold, yellow and maybe even a little crimson – there’s nothing better.

It’s unforgettable.

So, get out and enjoy the days leading up to the first snow. We love it.

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We have a little school announcement too. Little Red Schoolhouse, a Montessori-based preschool and early learning program, recently took another step toward Kindergarten readiness by adding “Everyday Mathematics” into its current curriculum. It helps the children build and maintain basic math skills, while helping them use everyday, real-world problems and situations to nurture their critical-thinking skills.

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According to Little Red, the decision to start the program was to better provide its children with the knowledge needed to help meet Kindergarten expectations.

We just wanted to get this wonderful news out, as math (and kids) are important. They are the future after all.

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We have a message from Deb Hage about the weekly Rotarian community dinner at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. She wrote: “What makes the Community Dinner a community dinner is that a cross section of all members of the Summit County Community come together to dine. All residents and visitors in Summit County are not only welcome, but encouraged to come and share in a common meal with people from all walks of life. None of us is too rich or too poor to participate in the fellowship provided.”

So, everyone in Summit – get out to the Tuesday meal and get social.

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Here’s an important reminder for people who like to make a difference. Make A Difference Day 2010 is looking for sites for the 12th annual volunteer event to be held Oct. 9. Make A Difference Day is a national day of giving back to communities held locally the second Saturday of each October. Over 500 volunteers mobilize to provide work at more than 25 sites in Summit County. Volunteer service ranges from building and maintaining trails, to planting trees, to painting, to cleaning computers and classrooms. Make A Difference Day sites are local nonprofits, schools and government agencies/departments. The event is a great opportunity to complete organizational projects and even recruit new volunteers. As a project site, you provide supplies, tools, and a project and Make A Difference Day provides volunteers. To register as a Make A Difference Day site, visit http://www.summitpreventionalliance.org. Sites must complete and fax their applications by Friday, Oct. 1. For more information, contact Kari Read at (970) 453-9333.

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And here’s a quote. We’ll leave you with it.

“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.”

Here’s another.

“Stop thinking about the limits in your life. Start taking more risks.”

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We are out.