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Allen Knox

The 13th Annual Taste of Vail will take place on April 9 through 12 and this three-day extravaganza is combined with great spring skiing, food, wine and cigar tastings, seminars, winemaker dinners, a gourmet mountaintop picnic plus the Saturday evening grand finale – a grand tasting, auction and dance with thirty-two of Vail’s finest restaurants and 56 wineries offering their specialties. To order tickets or additional information, call 1-888-311-5665 toll-free, 926-5665 or visit http://www.tasteofvail.com or e-mail: info@tasteofvail.com This is Patient Safety Awareness Week and hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country are promoting patient safety within their own organizations. To celebrate this, the Vail Valley Medical Center has produced a wallet-sized Personal Medical Identification card. The purpose of this medical history card is to carry a concise personal medical history wherever you go – whether locally or traveling outside the country. Having a concise medical history benefits you in case of emergency and helps healthcare workers be aware of your special needs. These cards are now available at the two Vail Valley Medical Center pharmacies. The cards will also be available through March 14th in the front offices of the Medical Center of Eagle, Edwards Intermediate Care Center, Beaver Creek Medical Center located in Strawberry Park, the front lobby of Vail Valley Medical Center, Breckenridge Medical Center and Keystone Medical Center. Please stop by and pick up a Medical I.D. card for everyone in your family! STICK IT TO YOUR SKIS OR BOARDS – Vail Resorts wants to help protect your valuable skis or boards by encouraging you to register them with Vail Police Volunteers this Saturday, March 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Eagles’ Nest. Registration is FREE and SOS teens will be on hand to help as a service to the community. A registration sticker identifies your property and the information goes into a data bank. Registration can help assist in recovery and return of lost, misplaced, swapped or stolen equipment. For information call 479-2208 Anyone who operates on a “mountain time frame” might find themselves out of luck in getting reservations for the April 3 Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion Show sponsored by the Vail Valley Medical Center Vol-unteer Corps at the Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa. Organizers are expecting a sell out, so everyone needs to make reservations by the March 15 deadline. To be fair, reservations will be strictly on a first come, first served basis with no last minute special arrangements.Benefiting the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, the event will be totally professional, from fashions, to staging, to models, to retail sales afterward. The Volunteer Corps will host a cocktail hour and silent auction from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Neiman Marcus will stage the show promptly at 12:30 p.m. followed by the luncheon at 1 p.m. Guests can also shop from 2-4 p.m. in Neiman’s boutique, where fashions modeled in the show, as well as other merchandise in varied sizes, will be available. Tickets cost $50 per person. To make a reservation, call 970-569-7465.The three levels of underwriting sponsorship, each entitling the donors to preferred seating and recognition, include: Runway Sponsors, for cash donations of $3,000 (or $6,000 in-kind services or goods); Designer Sponsors, for cash donations of $2,000 (or $4,000 in-kind services or goods), and Boutique Spon-sors for cash donations of $1,000 (or $2,000 in-kind services or goods). Anyone who would like to reserve these Sponsorship tables or to make a larger donation can call 970-569-7465 and leave a message. Sue Mason or her co-chair Sally Clair will follow up as soon as possible.Since the Shaw Center opened its doors in July 2001, it has served patients not only from Eagle County, but also from neighboring Summit, Lake, Routt, Garfield and Pitkin counties. Staffed by a dedicated and nationally prominent team of oncology experts, the Shaw Center offers comprehensive, personalized treatment with full radiation, medical and surgical oncology diagnosis and therapy services. The next Budweiser StreetBeat Concert on Wednesday, March 19, will feature Sam Moore, the “Soul Man” of Sam and Dave Fame. It begins at 6 p.m. at Check Point Charlie in Vail Village. These popular shows are free of charge with weekly prizes underwritten by Circuit City. This is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation along with many great local sponsors. For more information, call 949-1999. In-home child care is in short supply in Eagle County. If you are interested in providing this service, training and licensing are necessary. There will be free pre-licensing training on March 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Eagle Valley Library in Eagle. Both sessions are required atten-dance and attendees should pre-register by March 21. To sign up or learn more about the classes, call Dana at 945-9191, ext. 3066. “SummerStuff,” an activity and camp information fair for children ages 5-18, will be held in the Campus Center of Vail Mountain School from noon to 5:30 p.m. this Sunday, March 16. Camp representatives will present a comprehensive sam-ple of summertime options for young people living in the valley and the central Rocky Mountain region. Families are invited to attend and talk with representatives from numer-ous organizations and camps in our own backyard as well as from other parts of the United States. Sponsored, in part, by the American Camp-ing Association, 38 camps and activities from, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Wyoming and Colorado will present infor-mation at the fair. The Vail Police Department will have a table offering Kids ID, a finger-printing service for child identification. Lunch prepared by Vail Mountain School ninth graders to benefit their upcoming trip to Oaxaca, Mexico will also be available. One canned good to benefit a local charity is your admission ticket. For more details,call Peggy 476-3850. In an effort to improve circulation through the Nott-ingham Station businesses, the Town of Avon, in con-junction with the property owner and merchants, have decided to create one-way traffic through the parking lot. The parking lot serves Starbucks, Great Clips, Avon Bakery and Prestige Cleaners. Vehicles should now enter the parking lot via the west entrance by Starbucks and exit via the east entrance by Prestige Cleaners. Directional signage has been installed. Congratulations to Alida Zwaan who has achieved the status of the 2002 Top Producer for Prudential Gore Range Properties, Inc. She will also be presented the International Chairman’s Circle-Gold Award for 2002 at the Prudential Sales Convention in Las Vegas. Snowshoe and outdoor enthusiasts can celebrate a decade of helping women with cancer at the 10th Annual Snowshoe Shuffle at Vail Mountain on April 5. This is the largest snowshoe race in North America and features competitive 10K and 5K races as well as non-competitive 5K and one-mile events at the top of Vail Mountain. Five percent of participants are cancer survivors while 70 percent of participants run or walk in honor of someone that has suffered from cancer, survived cancer or lost a life to cancer. The Snowshoe Shuffle is presented by the Vail Valley Medical Center with proceeds from the event benefiting women’s cancer education, early detection and treatment programs in the Vail Valley and surrounding regions. For more information and to register, visit http://www.bkbltd.com or contact the Vail Valley Medical Center at (970) 926-7485 or publicrelations@vvmc.com The night before the snowshoe shuffle will be the Community Snowshoe Dinner to help support the fight against cancer. Celebrate with our community of family, friends and participants on Friday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa. The evening’s highlights will feature a special speaker, along with prize giveaways including a pair of Atlas snowshoes. Ticket prices: $35 for adults, $20 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. For more information and/or dinner reservations, contact 569-7533 or email publicrelations@vvmc.com


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