Town Talk for April 6 |

Town Talk for April 6

Vail, CO, Colorado
Chris and Anna Marie (Cooper) Johnson were married Nov. 5 in Monterey, Calif. Anna Marie is the daughter of David Cooper, of Chelsea, Mich., and Nanette Cooper, of Ann Arbor, Mich. Chris is the son of John and Lydia Johnson, of Ann Arbor, Mich. The best man was Casey Johnson, brother of the groom. The man of honor was Nate Cooper, brother of the bride. The couple honeymooned in Kauai, Hawaii. Chris is the head golf professional at the Vail Golf Club. Anna Marie is an event manager at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. The couple reside in Edwards.

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The winds of change are blowing through Vail

Where is Mickey, we hear you wail?

After 30-odd years pushing the keys

Every night trying to please

Pushed aside by the gods of money

Old clientele feel it’s just not funny!

Where is the music that we crave?

At Mickey’s Bar it was not a rave

Hits from the past and big shows

Mickey played them all as only he knows

At the Lodge he’s played his last song

No more will we hear the music so fine and strong

But the loss to the Lodge is the Vista’s gain

Down Arrowhead way we will fly again

Mickey’s piano will ring out true

Country and Western, maybe some blues

We thank you, Mickey, for sharing your gift

With every note we are given a lift

Up the chairs and down Genghis Khan

We will always remember “Vail’s Piano Man.”

George Jack, Fraserburgh, Scotland

The Bookworm presents “Peepsqueak!” tonight, a whimsical and witty children’s book written and illustrated by artist-author Leslie Ann Clark. Directed toward a preschool audience, Leslie’s sweet cartoon illustrations bring Peepsqueak’s farm to cheerful life and the simple words repeated throughout are perfect for the intended young audience. Join us for a fun-filled storytime and activity tonight at 6 p.m. For more information call 970-926-READ or visit us online at http://www.bookworm

The Bookworm presents the Local Author Showcase featuring nine passionate Colorado writers April 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 at the Bookworm-and online at Meet showcase authors Karin Weber and-KK Cherry. Cherry is the author of “Meaning of Mountains.” Born “with mountains in the marrow of her bones,” the artist and poet believes strongly in the inherent language of landscape – a landscape there for all of us, though listened to far too seldom. While her work reflects an awareness, an appreciation and a reverence for nature … she states in her personal philosophy, “I believe it is through the sharing of our creative efforts, we meet on the most common human ground.” Weber’s third book, “Perspectives, the Journey Within,” combines her stunning photos from global travels with philosophical quotations from sages like Einstein, Rumi, Emerson, as well as those from a very disparate population – inmates at California’s Valley State Prison for Women. Remarkably, the two groups share mutual beliefs and philosophies about living life fully and well.

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