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Wine and cheese helps hospice

Carolyn Pope
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EDWARDS – eat! drink! hosted “Passport to Living” June 16 as a fund-raiser for Mountain Hospice.

Wine representatives from local distributors paired their international wines with cheeses representative of each country, creating a “round the world” theme.

Guests were issued a “passport” that was stamped with each country visited, from Australia to the Rioja region of Spain to the Rhone Valley of France and even South Africa. Patrons were able to sample some of the delectable cheese offerings from Polly Forster of eat! drink! and receive information from experts in the world. Each guest also received a commemorative wine glass from sponsor 1stBank.Mountain Hospice’s mission is to make a difference for seriously ill and dying patients and their families by providing clinical, spiritual and emotional support, and to assure dignity and grace to the very last minute.



The money raised will be used in conjunction with the Maxine Miller Fund to assist in purchasing furnishings for a hospice room at the Vail Valley Medical Center. The addition of a dedicated hospice room for acute and respite care will greatly enhance the experience of patients and their loved ones.

For more information regarding Mountain Hospice, contact Lynn Hoehn, volunteer coordinator at 569-7455.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.



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What cute blonde Realtor had a dating “don’t” on her first date with the man who is now her husband? Rumor has it that the earrings she had on were rather pointed and, during a smoochy-smoochy session on the way to Beano’s Cabin, her earring lodged in his nose. Despite the blood, emergency assistance wasn’t necessary.

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On the social radarThe Cordillera Motorcycle Club and Vail Valley Motorcycle Foundation has some great events scheduled later this month. On July 27, the club is hosting a special dinner at Spruce Saddle. The specially prepared event will include cocktails and dinner, with a live auction that includes golf trips, trips to China and Austria, a private yacht on the Chesapeake and a Harley signed by Brooks and Dunn. The Band Duck Soup (unofficial band of he PGA) will perform. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, contact Ann at 926-5588. The Brooks & Dunn concert is July 28 in Beaver Creek. The money raised will be distributed to eight different Vail Valley charities.

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