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Katie Abplanalp, of Eagle-Vail, daughter of Anne Lane of Charleston, W.Va., and Art Abplanalp, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art on June 2 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Katie graduated magna cum laude and with the distinction of "University Scholar." Katie immediately left to work with a production company in Lower Manhattan that specializes in television documentaries.

That’s the sound callers to the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival have been hearing while trying to call the group’s Minturn office.An electrical glitch of some sort disabled the festival’s phone system, creating that most un-musical sound, the busy signal.The ticket line, 877-812-5700, is back up and running, and tickets are available at The office phones should be back on by Wednesday.Calling the class of ’95A decade goes by so quickly.

The Eagle Valley High School Class of 1995 is ready for its 10-year reunion, set for July 15-16 in Eagle. Krista Jaramillo needs some help in locating some old classmates including: Alan Bigelow, Melanie Bonn, Jay Buhr, Brian Carter, Renea Castro, Amber Christian, Danielle Deselms, Allison Gibbons, Sarah Giles, Meryl Jordan, Kris Kershner, Kara Kotowski, Greg Mestas, Teresa Rogers, Jon Stibernick, Nicholas Vogel, Jeremy Wieczorek and Melinda Wilmore. If you have an address or phone number for any of these people, e-mail, or call Krista, 524-0430, Stacia 328-2423, or Heather (303) 284-4222.The ’95 grads will get together for dinner and drinks at Fiesta Jalisco in Eagle at 6 p.m on Friday, July 15. Cost is $15 per person, with a cash bar. The evening is planned for adults. For people who want to bring their children, the cost is $6 per child. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.On Saturday, July 16, the group will join in the fun at the annual Gypsum Daze celebration. The class will have its very own spot at the Gypsum Town Hall grounds for the day. Just follow the signs and meet right after the parade. This is a great opportunity for the children to play together and while the parents re-live old times.The Gypsum Day concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the gate, with kids under 12 free with a paying adult.

News from back eastWashington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has sent word of a local kid who graduated from the school this spring.Charles Woolcott, son of Alexandria Woolcott Garbacz of Wolcott and Peter Woolcott of Australia, earned a bachelors degree from Washington and Lee. He was one of 430 graduates this term.Congratulations!

Oh, baby!If you’ve ever wanted to know about adopting a baby from China, a June 25 seminar at the Vail library is for you.Local families and the A.A.C. Adoption and Family Network will provide information to people thinking about adopting an Asian baby, and a place for the American families of Asian kids to meet and share stories.The seminar, which runs from 1 – 2:30 p.m., is free, and snacks and soft drinks will be provided.To R.S.V.P. or to learn more, call 970-532-3576 or 303-444-5001.Vail, Colorado

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