Town Talk for June 28
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Join us on July 10 at the Eagle Pool for the second annual LG Tri in memory of longtime local Laura Genelin. Registration begins at 6 a.m., followed by a 500-meter swim at 7 a.m., a 12K bike ride and a 5K run. An after party with silent auction will follow. Register online at http://www.active.com, or find more information at http://www.vvcf.org. All proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund and will be used to assist locals battling cancer.
The Vail Social Media Club will hold a meeting and seminar Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Vail Valley Partnership Conference Room.Rich Staats will be speaking about WordPress publishing and how creating a solid “home base” is paramount when considering a leap into social media.Staats thinks professional titles are pretentious (and often overexaggerated) and, as such, refers to himself as the Director of Awesomeness. In reality, he works in Web strategy, focusing on design and development, but has recently found himself obsessing over social-media marketing and SEO. Two of Rich’s in-house projects include RideTheBeav.com (a local Web pub that showcases Eagle County’s freeski and snowboard community) and Love for the Ladies (a charitable snowboard and ski event that has raised more than $16,000 for the Breast Cancer Awareness Group). Rich also has worked with and consulted for several local businesses, including Timberline Tours, APEX Mountain School, Turtle Tubing/Turtle Bus Bar and ValleyGirl Boutique.This is a free event. Space is limited to the first 15 to R.S.V.P. Fan us on Facebook (Social Media Club Vail).
James Thorne, of Avon, has graduated cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University’s College of Arts & Sciences. He majored in English.
Pearl B. Burkham, a resident of Vail, has recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring semester.Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges. The university offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering and professional areas and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.