Town Talk for Sept. 4, 2002
The Montreal Canadiens are coming to Vail for training camp. Does that mean Canadiens owner George Gillett is now FOR the Middle Creek affordable housing project, so he’ll have somewhere to put them while they’re here? Or are they all going to crash at his Spraddle Creek pad?Pioneer people are our heroesThe Titans of Town Talk are getting a history lesson about Vail’s early days, and whether or not people actually swapped clothes in the streets.We love this stuff and want you to keep it coming. We’re looking for anything on which the statute of limitations has expired.Jeff was in here Monday with the original Vail business plans, which are pretty impressive, especially if your business is to have fun.Call us at 949-0555, ext. 615, or e-mail email@example.com.Simonett shoots an aceJoni is a way-stunning female-type Vail hockey player who’s both buff and beautiful, and prominently featured in this year’s Un-Vailed calender, a dandy pictorial which depicts local folks in various stages of display – if you know what we mean and we think you do. But despite those obvious attributes in both personage, willingness and attitude, that’s not why she’s mentioned here.She called to inform the universe (fanfare please!) that Steve Simonett drilled he first hole-in-one. The feat was witnessed by brother Ted Simonett, Steve Kaufman of Tap Room fame, and Tex Collins. He hit his ace in Summit County at the Raven Golf Course, hole No. 4. Steve smartly struck his 9-iron 145 yards, and the sphere found the home it had so long sought.We’re told linkster Ken Wilson allegedly whined that it doesn’t count because it was during a scramble tournament.Flapdoodle, we say, and we don’t care about any anal-retentive rules or edicts the USGA might have arbitrarily handed down.Ken, and those few miserably misguided souls who agree with him could not be more wrong if they’d entered a poodle in a tractor pull. So There!!!Congratulations to Steve. And for naysaying, Ken has to buy the obligatory rounds that go with a hole-in-one.Birthday brigadeThese are all belated, but it’s not too late for you so send out best wishes.n Merlin “Magic Man” Sagan’s birthday was Saturday. Merlin has one of the coolest jobs. He’s a pilot and owner dude with Camelot Balloons.n Janice Anderson can be seen around the Eagle area, where she’s in the business of helping people’s attitudes. Her birthday was Monday, and she’s still feeling good about it.Vail Festival Italiano this weekendLaura Asmussen was in here, and wants to remind the world that you, yes you can win one of two trips to Tuscany, Italy, including airfare, during this weekend’s Vail Festival Italiano. We’re talking lots of food, lots of wine, free entertainment, and Italian women making sure you do as you’re told – the key to a long and peaceful marriage.Dahlin’ Del BoscoIt’s been way too long since we’ve said howdy to Dana Del Bosco and the wonderful folks at Resort Entertainment. To remedy that, we’d like to say “Howdy” to Dana Del Bosco, and all the wonderful folks at Resort Entertainment.World Day of PrayerUnity of the Mountains Church will be honoring World Prayer Day at 6 p.m.on Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Beaver Creek Meeting Room at the Avon Library. It will be a non-denominational hour of prayer and meditation for the healing of our world, our nation and our leaders. All are welcome toattend. For more information call 926-2134 or 476-5822.Signup starts for Children’s ChoraleThe Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale, under the direction of Liane Gulizia, begins its eighth season next week. Kids can enroll for one of three weekly practices, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Gracious Savior Lutheran Church in Edwards, or Fridays at Eagle Valley Elementary School in Eagle. Those students who join may attend more than one practice a week. First, second and third graders (the Live Wires) meet from 4 to 5 p.m., while fourth through eighth graders (Sound Waves) attend from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.Children who love to sing and perform will have a chance to check it out until the week of Sept. 23 before making the commitment to enroll. Tuition for both fall and spring seasons is $325 or $165 per season. Scholarships are available for qualifying students. For more information call 926-2228 or 476-5822.Mighty Ducks were dandyThe Rotary’s ninth annual Rubber Duck Race went off Sunday with thousands of ducks and thousands of people frolicking under sundrenched skies, with no one quite sure whose side the beer was on.We have winners, who are:n M. Kieler, $3,000 Lake Tahoe tripn Alex Linn, $2,000 Vail Resorts, Jackson Hole, Great Dividen Stan Black, $1,500 Vail Resorts 2002-3 adult ski passn Rocky Mountain Reprographics, $1,100 Vail Cascade stay and spa treatmentsn Judith Meier, $1,010 Cordillera weekendn Kaycee Heisinger, $1,000 Ruggs Benedict rugn Ryan Kish, $800 Country Club of the Rockies golf for fourn Elmer Christiansan, $800 Southern California tripn Tessa Manning, $525 Vail Mountain Lodge membershipn George Titus, $500 KSKE advertisingn Rocky Mountain Reprographics, $450 Lodge at Lionsheadn Suzanne Nadal-Beetch, $425 Dr. Fred Gordon teeth whiteningn Sebastian Pierce-Durance, $400 Sky Hotel in Aspenn Robert Isom, $375, Vail Racquet Club membershipn Ally and Jake Hibben, $300 Grand Elk Golf Club in Granbyn ESPM, $300 Grand Elk Golf Club in Granbyn Ironstone Lighting, $250 Philanda Galleryn KKCH/KTUN, $250 Wags and Whiskers Pet Caren Vail Resorts, $250 Cherry Creek/Tattered Covern Charlotte Rotthoff, $200 Denver Inverness Hoteln Lynn Hosler, $200 Bader Melnick Galleryn Barbara Strickland, $175 Denver Gas & Spa packagen Christy Olszewski, $155 Golden Bearn Brice May, $150 La Tourn Maryan Hurtt, $150 Elitch Gardens ticketsn Shanlynn Myers-Prater, $150 Safeway/Cit Market food packagen Cissie Megyesy, $100 Cogswell Galleryn Steve Seim, $100 Karatsn Andrew Harley, $100 Squash Blossomn Janna Caldarelli, $100 gan and lunchn Nola Smith, $100 ClickHair.comn Kathy Salazar, $100 Sweet Basiln John Hueleatt, $75 Skin Deep Span Blair Rhule, $75 gas and lunchn Karla Vavold, $75 gas and lunchn Connie Bowden, $50 Lacy’sn Andre Willner, $45 Salon Nouveaun Julie Johnson, $45 Hair StudioMartinez says thanksThe summer has flown by, in some cases literally, In the case of Isaac Martinez of Red Cliff, it has been a summer he will never forget. He was invited to play in two basketball tournaments. First in Hawaii at a tournament for juniors hosted by Tourney Sports USA. Then home for one week, then off to Austraila for the Down Under Hoops Classic.”I was able to go to both tournaments this summer thanks to the people of Eagle and Lake counties,” Martinez said. “They were responsible for helping me make my dream come true.”The team from Hawai consisted of eight young men from different states. The team was able to take second place in the tournament, and third overall, bringing home silver and bronze medals. Martinez averaged 18 points, five assists and six steals a game. The team ended up with a 3-2 record.”The best part was meeting other guys from this state and two from California,” said Martinez. “We’ll be life-long friends.”The Martinez family would like to give special thanks to the following for their support: Vail Valley Foundation, Porter Wharton/Vail Results, David Honda of Vail Sports Medicine.The family would also like to thank the following: Pastor Richard and Betty Vandusen of Annointed Christian Fellowship, Edwards Station, 1st Bank of Avon, the Gallegos Corp., Cathy Thompson of State Farm Insurance, the town of Minturn, Pazzos Pizza, Tom Clinton, Battle Mountain Trading Post, Salon Noveau, Colorado Log Furniture, Jerry Sibley Plumbing, the Paint Bucket, Doctors on Call, Mountain Temp Services, Jefferson Roth of Alpine Chiropractic, Wishes the toy store, Special Events, Dwight of H&R Block of Leadville, Village Market, Marcella Sandoval of American Family Insurance, Foto Finish, Lake County High School, Kemp & Co., Marko Pizzeria, Dr. David Wilson, Dr. Wayne Callen, Dr. William and Ingrid Sterett, Mr. and Mrs. John Ramirez, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thompson, Ms. Margaret Burdick, William K. David, Andrea C Running/Thomas Treat, Dave Many, Dave Wolfe, Janice Gerber, Steven and Erica Donahue, Caroline Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams, Barbra Bomier, Tracie L. Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. John Tofoya, Roger Mitchel, Thomas Kirk, Janice Coy, Jim Lamont, Linda Frazier, Mr and Mrs. Don Matney, Mr. and Mrs. Trujillo, Mr. Wilson, Jim from Red Cliff, Ramsey Romanin, Sara Young, Ryan Lewis, Mel and Merlene Pruesser, and anyone else the family forgot to mention. Thanks also to all those who brought food before the games and all who helped sell raffle tickets, thanks to those who helped make the food and otherwise helped support the trip.