Town Talk for February 21 |

Town Talk for February 21

Vail, CO Colorado
Happy Sweet Sixteen, Rachel Ledon! Ever since your birth 16 years ago today, you have been tirelessly kicking and “singing” your way through life. A wonder child you turned out to be … strong, determined and compassionate … truly an angel from heaven! May all of your wildest dreams come true, whatever they maybe. You are loved dearly.

Tell us what’s going on around town.


Call: 970-748-2933.

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Try something new!-Park visitors with a valid vehicle pass can borrow snowshoes for free from the Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor Center. Explore the trails around the lake or at the meadows day-use area. The Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 970-328-2021.

The Eagle Valley Parkinson support group will be holding its next meeting today from 4 to 5 p.m. at Trinity Church in Edwards. This meeting is for Parkinson patients, as well as their family and friends, who are looking for support and resources in a fun and uplifting atmosphere. This meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Brian Berman, neurologist from CU Denver. For more information, please call 970-328-8896.

This class is designed to stimulate a young child’s growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques teach 3- to 5-year-olds about their budding bodies. Sprinkled with music, crafts, picture books, puppets and other age-appropriate props, we’ll spark the child’s inner yogi while enhancing language development, motor coordination and play skills.

Classes are an equal balance between active and passive yoga poses. Class is limited to 10 kids; please be sure your child can follow simple direction without causing a major disruption. The class is led by Taralyn Walters, owner-operator of The Bear’s Den Home Childcare and a certified kids yoga teacher. Cost is $55 for the series.

Visit http://www.revolution for more information.

Allison L. Lanes, a resident of Vail, has been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2012 semester. To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher of a maximum of 4.3.



Elizabeth Batts, a member of the class of 2014 at Skidmore College, earned term honors for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Dianne Batts, of Cordillera, and John Batts, of Edwards.

Term honors are awarded for a quality point ratio of 3.650 from a possible 4.0 for students who have completed 14 credit hours.

“From Afghanistan to Colorado: How Bikes Can Change the World.” One of National Geoprahpic’s 2013 Adventurers of the Year, Shannon Galpin joins the Vail Symposium’s 2013 Wells Fargo Unlimited Adventure series today at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail. Galpin is an avid mountain biker who is continually focused on breaking gender barriers. In 2009, she became the first woman to mountain bike in Afghanistan, a country where the culture does not permit women to ride bikes. She is the founder of Mountain2Mountain, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide education and opportunities to women in conflict zones. Galpin will screen the 12-minute film “MoveShake” about her experience, show pictures from her adventures and talk about how bikes are transformational, even in a war zone. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. following a reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are pay-at-will with a suggested donation of $10. Visit for reservations and for more information.

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