The Zamboni Brothers are back and ready to make ice for the upcoming ice hockey season. Thank you to all the volunteers who showed up at the Eagle Town Park Saturday December 14th to set up our new liner. During the two week Christmas break, the Eagle town park ice rink will be open to public skating from 2 to 3 p.m. No sticks or pucks are allowed for now.
Small Champions is trying to earn some money. The Vail Neck and Back Pain Center is helping by hosting a benefit for Small Champions. For only $15 you can be adjusted and all proceeds will go to Small Champions. For the uninitiated, Small Champions is a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing opportunities for physically disabled children of Eagle County to develop physically and emotionally through participation in sports. Call Jeani-Rose at 477-2225.
Art its ownself
The Vaily Daily’s very own Sara McClure, a work of art in her own right, designed the poster for last week’s Vail 40th Anniversary celebration. The Vaily Daily’s Steve Larson did the Pioneer Days poster. They’re both dandy holiday gift ideas and are available at retail outlets all over the area – the posters, not Sara and Steve. This very afternoon, Vail finder and founder Earl Eaton will be signing posters in the Colorado Ski Museum. You can have one signed by the artists and Earl “Have Sharpie Will Travel” Eaton, which makes it a priceless heirloom, or at least pretty cool.
Maria-Claire’s booksigning today
While you’re at the Colorado Museum swapping tales with Earl, buy a copy of “Walter Anton Moritz: Memories and Recipes of Vail’s Grand Chef.” Maria-Claire Moritz is doing a booksigning from 3-6 p.m. today. Call 476-1876.
No word on whether Maria-Claire or Earl will sign those seriously cool silk boxer shorts with the Vail trail maps on them.
The next session of Kindermusik begins Jan. 8. It’s a developmental music program for children from birth to 7 years old. Classes will be offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Call Melinda Carlson at 476-8903 or 390-4881.
Avon Police Department toy drive
And while you’re Christmas shopping, the Avon Police Department is running its annual Avon P.D. Toy Drive. Bring an unwrapped toy, or cash, to the Avon Police Department offices. Do it now. Call 949-0358, or Bert at the police department, 748-4040.
The Write Stuff
Actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays:
n Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides
gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
n His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like
underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
n He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy
who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those
boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at
high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one
those boxes with a pinhole in it.
n She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.