Attapersons to everyone
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The Titans of Town Talk would like to send out two thumbs waaaay waaaay up to the good folks who put together last weekend’s Culinary Festival up at the Beav. They drew a dandy crowd, and topped it all off with The Legendary Marcia Ball, who rocked the house down.
The Culinary Festival had to go head-to-head with a festival that will henceforth be known as the Ass-Pain Food and Whine Festival, which got its snooty booty kicked.
Movin’ right along.
One of us passed
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Arvin Kasparitis passed away in Denver late Friday, while waiting for a heart transplant that never came. Unlike previous instances, Arvin just could not surmount his hearth problems this time. Never married and with no kids, Arvin will be buried in the Chicago area. He has two brothers who are taking care of the details. Arvin was 56 years old. His ski school friends are planning a wake in Vail. We’ll keep you posted.
July 4th deadline approaching
The deadline for Vail’s annual Independence Day parade is fast approaching. All entries are due by 5 p.m. on June 21st. This year’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Golden Peak and will feature marching bands, various floats, cars, dancers, bicycles and equestrian entries. In anticipation of a summer to remember, the parade theme is “A Salute to the American Hero.” Prizes will be awarded to parade entrants in the following categories: Youth, Marching, Motorized, Equestrian, Merchant, Float and Most Original. The “Best Overall” entry will receive the coveted President’s Award, presented by President and Mrs. Ford during the parade festivities. Entry forms can be picked up at the Vail Village Visitors Center, or by contacting Kelly Asher at 477-4012 or Lauren Ciarallo at 477-4007 at the Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau. Completed entry forms can be faxed to 476-6008.
Bakin’ up the goods for Minturn’s July 4th
The good folks who’re running Minturn’s Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 5, are also doing a baking contest. They’re looking for homemade cakes, pies, cookies, bars, breads, muffins or candy to that Friday’s block party All entries must be received between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. For more information call 827-9015.
Join the Avon Recreation Center for a floor class that will firm up your body for all those outdoor summer activities. Pilates stretches and strengthens the body from the inside out. It creates flexibility, improves posture, helps breathing patterns and strengthens core muscles. This one-hour class is held Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30. The fee is $60 per month. For more information call 748-4060, or 748-8293.
Vail community celebrates life of Nick Courtens, a talented horticulturist and dependable friend, at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
A celebration of life for Vail local Nick Courtens took place on Friday in the same location where Courtens arranged a memorial for his friend Spencer Cooke eight years earlier. Courtens, 34, died in a …