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Lemon Gold

Local operation 808 Distillery has turned lemons into gold.

The distillery’s Leo’s Limoncello earned a gold medal in Breckenridge’s Still on the Hill craft spirits festival on Oct. 25.

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“It was amazing to win a gold medal on our first trip to Breckenridge,” said 808’s Claude Seeman. “There were 30 distilleries at the event. To be included and win a gold medal among this elite group of distilleries is an incredible honor. That made it even more prestigious for us.”

The fifth annual Still on the Hill featured 30 craft distillers, all making cocktails. Each distillery could enter two spirits into a variety of categories.

The spirits were judged in a double blind taste test by a panel of industry experts: Tom Fischer, host and producer of BourbonBlog, Nancy Fraley, writer and organoleptic analysis expert, and Eric Watson, international beverage consultant.

The panel awarded six gold and 15 silver judgments.

The awards were based on the quality of each spirit with regard to taste, smell and integrity. “This format of judging helps raise the quality of the emerging craft spirits industry as a whole because our products are being judged on their intrinsic merit,” said Jordan Via, master distiller at Breckenridge Distillery.

Carreon awarded Eagle Lions Club Continuing Education Scholarship

Marisa Carreon has been awarded the Eagle Lion’s Club Scholarship for Continuing Education.

“The Eagle Lions’ Club is honored to present this scholarship to such a deserving young adult,” said club member Judy Clock.

She is an Eagle Valley High School 2011 graduate and currently a senior at Colorado State University. Her parents are Jim and Roxie Carreon of Eagle.

“Marisa is pursuing a very difficult and rigorous college curriculum, majoring in economics and liberal arts, and minoring in Spanish,” said Clock “She came highly recommended by her professors for the Eagle Lions’ Club scholarship.”

During her freshmen year, Marisa was nominated and inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The organization recognizes the top 5 percent of the entire CSU student body for both a high GPA and leadership abilities. She maintains an active involvement in NSCS, CSU Honors Program, Spanish Club, and Economics Club. Marisa will serve as the Economics Club President this school year after holding other officer positions in the past. She mentors local elementary students in the Fort Collins area.

As a high school student at EVHS, Marisa demonstrated leadership skills, high academic achievement, and a commitment to community volunteer work, sports, National Honor Society, LEO (EVHS Lions Club), choir, band and Future Business Leaders of America. She was a Colorado state finalist to the FBLA in 2011.

“The Eagle Lions’ Club encourages her commitment to academic excellence, community involvement, and leadership skills; and wishes her the best as she pursues career opportunities in the future,” said Clock.

FREE Help for Seniors and disabled individuals

High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) can help with leaf raking and leaf drop off as well as other handyman needs.

Helping Hands for Seniors, RSVP’s free Handyman Program, helps seniors and people with disabilities with small home repairs, maintenance, and home adaptations, enabling them to save money and continue to live independently.

Some of the jobs RSVP volunteers can help with include simple plumbing and electrical problems, disability access improvements such as wheelchair ramp installations and installation of grab bars, and snow shoveling. RSVP volunteers can also help with minor carpentry, light bulb and smoke detector battery replacement, and basic personal computer help. Call 970-384-8746.

Christmas on Broadway

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, which means the Eagle Chamber is gearing up for its early December Christmas on Broadway celebration.

The event is planned Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The parade will being at 5:30 p.m. and a tree lighting at Eagle Town Park is planned at 6 p.m. The parade start time has been pushed back half hour for the benefit of area businesses and visitors. Local businesses and community groups are encouraged to build a lighted float for the parade. For more information contact Mary Ann Morrison at 970-306-2262.

Christmas on Broadway activities will included a live nativity scene, Santa’s Workshop, live music and a bonfire. Remember there will be no parking allowed on Broadway Dec. 6 between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Around Town

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Fletcher plans a variety of baroque pieces in his encore performance at Eagle Public Library. His CDs will be available for sale after the concert. For more information, contact Robyn at 328-8800.

Two local students received merit scholarships to attend Fort Lewis College for the Fall 2014 semester. These merit scholarships are renewable for up to 120 credits if criteria are met. Kayla Gagnon of Gypsum earned the Continuing Student Merit Scholarship. Gagnon’s major is Biology – Cellular & Molecular Biology option. Logan Kinser of Gypsum earned the Continuing Student Merit Scholarship. Kinser’s major is Business Administration – Management option .

The Eagle and Gypsum public libraries will host free workshops with local artist, author and educator Helen Hiebert on Saturday, Dec. 6. Heibert will be at the Gypsum library from 10:30 a.m. to noon and at the Eagle Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Adults ages 18 and over are invited to a festive afternoon of holiday crafting. These workshops have limited space, so please register beginning Monday, Nov. 3 with Robyn at the Eagle Library, 970-328-8800 or Susan or Amber at the Gypsum Library, 970-524-5080.

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