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Brenda Himelfarb | Stepping Out | July 12, 2019

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Stepping Out | July 11, 2019

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 […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Stepping Out | December 3, 2018

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 […]

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“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 […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Stepping Out | December 2, 2018

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 […]

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