Town Talk for June 25 |

Town Talk for June 25

Vail, CO Colorado
Time to spruce up our schools. The Vail Valley Foundation Youth Foundation is teaming up with Eagle County Schools again this year for beautification projects. The first beautification day is Thursday at Battle Mountain High School. The group of volunteers, parents, staff and students will clear trash and weed the exterior of the school. Last year, we hauled away more than 30 bags of trash. Please join the fun. If you have questions, contact Heather at or 970-390-9513. But fear not if you can’t make this day — there are plenty of work and plenty of opportunities: Red Sandstone, Vail, clean windows and blinds; Berry Creek Middle, Edwards, clean interior windows, weed exterior; and Brush Creek Elementary, Eagle, washing windows.

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The Vail Symposium’s Beaver Creek Documentary Film Series kicks off today at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek with the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Documentary (Short Subject) “Saving Face,” directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge. Every year in Pakistan, many people, the majority of them women, are known to be the victims of brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, typically a husband or someone else close to the victim, receive minimal punishment from the state. “Saving Face” chronicles the lives of two Pakistani women, victims of these attacks, as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives. The film starts at 3:30 p.m. Director and producer Junge will lead the post-film discussion immediately following the screening. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this film. Please call 970-476-0954 or visit for more information.

One of the best animal communicators, Rebecca Blackbyrd, will be in Edwards on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can bring your pet or a picture for her to “read.” Please contact Catherine Zeeb for your appointment at 970-376-6660.

Dr. Marc Shiffman is closing his practice, Summit Internal Medicine, after five years in Frisco. Before that, Dr. Shiffman was with Colorado Mountain Medical in the Vail Valley for four years. He has decided to move back to Baltimore to return to Johns Hopkins Medical School to teach and practice. Dr. Shiffman thanks all of his patients for their trust in him over the years and wishes them all well in the future. Patients may request copies of their medical records by using the form on the website at Also, there will be an open house at his office at the Medical Office Building next to the Summit Medical Center at 3 p.m. on Friday to say “farewell.”

Got cupcakes? We need them! The Eagle-Vail Community Garden is accepting donations of baked goods July 6 for its first fundraiser of the summer – a bake sale at the Minturn Market on July 7. Dust off your most special recipes, and help us raise some dough for the garden! To donate and arrange a drop-off, email Cassie at or call her at 970-401-3656.

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