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VAIL, Colorado – In anticipation of the upcoming Jewish New Year (Wednesday through Friday), the Chabad Jewish Center of Vail has announced its High Holiday services schedule.It will be “warm, friendly, traditional, and open to all,” says Chabad’s executive director, Rabbi Dovid Mintz.All are welcome to services at Chabad, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation. Membership is not required to join and there are no prerequisites. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English. In addition, a special children’s program will accompany the adult services.Services will be held on Rosh Hashana (Wednesday through Friday) as well as Yom Kippur (Oct. 7-8). Services and a Rosh Hashana dinner will be held at Chabad Jewish Center, 1000 Lionsridge Loop in the Vail Run Bldg.For further information on the above events, or if you have any questions related to the High Holidays, please call Rabbi Dovid Mintz at 970.476.7887 or visit http://www.JewishVail.com.Rosh Hashana• Wednesday: Evening services, 6:30 p.m.; Rosh Hashanah community dinner, 7:15pm (please R.S.V.P.)• Thursday: Morning services:,10 a.m.; children’s program, 11 a.m.; Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m. ;Tashlich and Grand Kiddush following services• Friday:Morning Services, 10 a.m.; children’s program, 11 a.m.; Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m.; Grand Kiddush following servicesYom Kippur• Oct. 7 :Fast begins at 6:22 pm; Kol Nidrei Services. 7 p.m.• Shabbat, Oct. 8 :Morning services, 10 a.m.; Children’s program, 11 a.m.; Yizkor Memorial Service, 12 p.m.; Mincha and Neilah services, 5:15 p.m.; fast ends at: 7:18 pm; final Shofar sounding, followed by a breakfast buffet

DENVER, Colorado – La Nina is back. But a forecaster says it will probably end up weaker than last winter, when some northern Colorado ski resorts reported record snowfall, and mountain snowpack was so high that it led to some spring flooding.Klaus Wolter of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that La Nina has returned from its summer vacation. He says in Colorado, the second straight year of a La Nina winter is often drier than the previous year.He says southeast Colorado figures to be fairly dry over the next six months. The region was extremely dry last winter and missed a lot of moisture that hit the mountains.Wolter says his preliminary estimates suggest that a repeat of last year’s record-breaking snows is unlikely.

VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Valley Partnership- the Chamber & Tourism Bureau will co-host an educational luncheon with the Vail Valley chapter of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International on Monday at the Antlers at Vail Condominiums and Conference Center from 11:30-1:30 p.m. The luncheon, “Social Media in 30 Minutes per Day,” will be an interactive how-to session, focused on managing your online reputation and tactics to prepare for THE ski season. The event will feature a panel of both local and regional experts in the areas of social media including; Milestone Internet Marketing, Vail.net, Trent Blizzard, Rebecca Ruck from Mobloggy and Eagle River Associates. Panelists will share their know-how and provide examples on how individuals and businesses can spend a minimal amount of time on social media, yet see the maximum benefit for their efforts. Tickets to the educational social media luncheon are available for $25 for HSMAI or VVP members and $35 for non-members. RSVP’s are required. To RSVP, contact Jen Weintraub, Events & Membership Manager at (970) 477-4001 or by email at jweintraub@visitvailvalley.com.


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