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PINK VAIL OUT

Great skiing, fun events and one incredible setting brought thousands of participants – skiers and nonskiers – to Vail Mountain on March 16 for Pink Vail, a fundraiser to benefit all patients at the Shaw Cancer Center through enhancements to patient care and patient programming. The event raised over $850,000! Since its inception in 2012 the event has raised more than $4 million for patient care and programming including three new patient-focused positions: Patient Resource Navigator, Nutritionist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Visit www.vailvalleymagazine.com to view the 2019 Pink Vail video.

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ARTIST RON HICKS PAINTS WHAT’S REAL FOR HIM

Vail International Gallery hosted an opening for renowned artist, Ron Hicks, known for depicting realistic scenes and snapshots of everyday life. Recently however, Hicks has taken another direction. “I’m trying to sort of play with abstract, non-objective worlds of realism, to strike a harmonious balance between disciplines and place them on canvas or boards I paint on,” he says. “I am really letting them be the path, which is very different from some of my earlier work. I’m responding to what is set before me. It’s pure emotion. Whatever comes out, I allow it to be. And I’m not afraid to leave an area unfinished.” 1 Gallery Co-owner Marc Levarn with Artist Ron Hicks. 2 Master Jeweler Bo Joe with Lauren Logan from Claggett/Rey Gallery. 3 Sharon Hicks with Trisha and Lonny Donovan. 4 Rebecca Robinson. 5 Tom Fenstermacher and Dean Edwards. 6 Bob Will looking at “Aurora.”

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VAIL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GROUP LENDS SUPPORT

This year’s calendar to support the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group (VBCAG) was unveiled to rave reviews at Northside Kitchen, with drinks and apps for all. This is the second year that a group of young women banded together, raised money from sponsors and were photographed to bring attention to the disease. The VBCAG supports all those in Eagle County who are diagnosed with breast cancer with a Shine On Bag of goodies, $500 for a Day to Play and dinners from Chef Weston, a private chef. 1 Amanda Durham and Meghan Russo 2 Starlene Bray, Rebecca Mancone, Sponsor Tom Dvorak of Custom Glass Systems and Mindy Czeschin. 3 Northside Kitchen owner and the evening’s host Jim Pavelich with Deb Douglas and Carla Guarascio. 4 Kelsey Sutton and Lindsey Myers. 5 Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group President and Co-founder Brenda Himelfarb with Board Member Tricia Swenson. 6 Rebecca Manzoni and […]

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THE KNAPP RANCH COMES TO LIFE

Photographer Todd Winslow Pierce was on hand for a book signing of Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks, a fascinating story of the Knapp Ranch, whose owners, Betsy and Bud Knapp, were dedicated to the design, history, conservation and appreciation of the Rocky Mountain Landscape. The book, written by Sarah Chase Shaw, won the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Photography Book of 2019, awarded by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Sprinkled throughout the book are indelible stories of the Knapps’ relationships with a cadre of designers and builders who pursued historical methods and artistry embedded in every detail of the ranch. 1 Kate Morris and book photographer Todd Pierce. 2 Tom Thayer and Roger Tilkemeier. 3 Bill Rey, Todd Pierce, Kim Langmaid, Maggie Rey and Lynne Langmaid. 4 Patti and Charlie Langmaid. 5 Kimberly Gillie and Linda Hill.

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EAT CHAT PARENT: HELPING CHILDREN GAIN CONFIDENCE

January’s Eat Chat Parent featured Mind Springs Health President and CEO Sharon Raggio, LPC LMFT, Gerry Lopez and Mel McCalley. The interactive workshop focused on self esteem, character strengths, coping and resilience and the vital role these traits play in our and our children’s lives. The Eat Chat Parent programs, put on by the Eagle River Youth Coalition, encourages parents to talk with their kids about tough topics and to communicate about the topic at least three to four years prior to the behavior occurring. Each session explores a mental health topic including technology wellness. 1 Jennifer Sassi, Alicia Chavez and Maggie Chavez. 2 Allie Jacobs, Linda Lebid-Bumpas, Wendy Kronholm and Donna Jacobs. 3 Christine Albertson of Vail Health, Gerry Lopez ERYC Youth Advisor, Sharon Raggio of Mind Springs Health, and Carol Johnson ERYC Community Education Manager. 4 Carol Johnson registering parents and their children for the event. 5 Amy […]

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Starting Heart Saves Lives

At a February Starting Hearts event, Susan Ford Bales shared her story of having a cardiac arrest while on a treadmill. “I felt sort of sluggish, and my shoulder hurt when I awoke that day,” Bales told the crowd. “I thought I might feel better if I worked out.” But Bales collapsed at the gym and was shocked with a defibrillator that was on hand. That saved her life. Starting Hearts is dedicated to saving the lives of sudden cardiac arrest victims through free CPR and defib training and access programs. To date they’ve increased the number of defibrillators to over 400 in Eagle County and have taught leadership and life-saving skills to over 20,000 students. 1 Guest Speaker and SCA Survivor Susan Ford Bales and Steve Jones. 2 Josiah Middaugh, Diana Scherr and Ingrid Middaugh. 3 Mark Bricklin, Brenda and Alan Himelfarb, Starting Hearts Executive Director. 4 Founder of […]

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An Evening On The Orient Express

The rails were rockin’ when revelers united for the Vail Valley Foundation’s (VVF) 2019 Black Diamond Ball’s “Orient Express”. Betsy and George Weigers were honored as the Vail Valley’s Citizens of the Year for their generous support. The money raised at the event goes to the myriad of programs that the VVF supports from the arts to athletics to the more than 4,000 local children supported by its nationally recognized YouthPower365 programming. 1 Joe Illick and Gina Browning. 2 Nate Hail, Rod and Beth Slifer, Michelle Hayes. 3 Clayton, Elizabeth, Debbie and Fred Tresca. 4 Donna Giordano and Ann Smead. 5 Rebeca Hanrehan, Suzi Ballard and Linda Hendricks. 6 Kathleen and Jack Eck. 7 Tim and Kim Muffley.

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EAGLE COUNTY SCHOOLS’ WILD WEST DAYS AT 4 EAGLE RANCH

Crowds whooped it up at the 27th Annual Wild West Day at 4 Eagle Ranch to raise money for nine public elementary schools in Eagle County. The event, which began with a 5K Wild West Great Stampede of runners and walkers, is a local hoe-down filled with crafts, silent auction, entertainment and activities for the whole family 1 Cowgirls, Morgan and Peyton Conner sporting pink. 2 Elizabeth Basso with her daughter Clelia loving the horses. 3 These moms are showing off their talents in line dancing. 4 Maria Diaz, Sophia Schaut, Nico and Dani Abramowitz dressed up to boot. 5 Harvest Restaurant Chef Rosa Provoste with her daughter Emily Davis and son Vicente Davis. 6 You’re never too young to enjoy Wild West Days! Here’s Britta Scherpf with her sons, Everett and Tristan. 7 Allison Decent with her daughter Willow enjoying the art projects. 8 Christian Alvarez with his son […]

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5TH ANNUAL COW PATTY BINGO TO BENEFIT THE EAGLE VALLEY LAND TRUST

“One Field, One Cow…and the Sweet Smell of Success” was Eagle Valley Land Trust’s motto for its fifth annual Alpine Bank Cow Patty Bingo. Deeds for a square of land were available for $20. Then the 4-H Grand Champion steer and sheep chose their squares and made their deposits. Whoever held the deed to those squares took home $1000. The event also included mechanical bull riding, kids lasso roping lessons, a conservation scavenger hunt and music by Hardscrabble. 1 Moe’s BBQ in Eagle provided the lunch for the event. 2 La Tour owners Lourdes and Paul Ferzacca with Lucca and Olivia. 3 Jake Schwagier, Sean Marquez and Kodi Raper. 4 Anna Gongaware, Kaitlyn Young, Charlotte Gongaware and Adie Lengel. 5 Walking the sheep waiting for it to place a patty on the bingo board. 6 Josh Thompson with kids Cecelia, August and Steil

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HYGGE DINNER AT THE ROSE

Hygge, (pronounced hooga) a feeling of joy, coziness and overall contentment, was felt by all  hose who attended the dinner at The Rose, where Chef Bryan Redniss created what guests described as a “divine” meal. Course after course, guests were treated to an eclectic meal that included, pork, striped bass, roasted veggies, pappardelle squid ink pasta, a poke bowl and a course meant to eat with your hands called the Pizza, Taco, Ice Cream Disorder (PTID). It was all accompanied by the perfectly paired cocktail, beer or wine. 1 Hygge Life owners Koen and Alexandra van Renswoude. 2 Only a lucky few of 28 were able to experience this hygge evening. 3 Talented guitar player Billy Mickler entertained the crowd. 4 Kelle Rickenbach and Dan Robertson. 5 The Rose owners Jessica and Bryan Redniss. 6 Lexi Mossman, Kirsten Dobroth and Kristin Jennings. 7 Michelle and Ron Yovich.