World walker will talk about her experience on Thursday
VAIL – Former Vail Valley resident Polly Letofsky, who walked around the world to raise breast cancer awareness, will speak at the Antlers at Vail Lodge at 5:30 p.m., Thursday. Her appearance is part of the Unlimited Adventure Series presented by the Vail Library and the Vail Symposium. Letofsky spent five years walking around the world. She covered four continents, 22 countries and over 14,000 miles. Letofsky started her so-called “GlobalWalk for Breast Cancer” from Vail in the summer of 1999. She first walked to the West Coast, then flew from Los Angeles to New Zealand, and continued on to Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Turkey and through Europe from Greece to Belgium, and finally to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Her journey ended where it began – in Vail – in July.Admission is free and requires no advance reservations. For more information please contact the Vail Symposium at 476-0954 or the Vail Library at 479-2184. Term limits on water district ballotVAIL -Should term limits for water board directors at the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District be abolished?That’s one of the questions you’ll be asked May 3 if you live in the eastern half of Eagle County served by the district, and vote in a special election called to determine that. The district provides sewer service from East Vail to the Cordillera and water service in the Vail area.Four of the seven board members will be termed out in 2006 – Kent Rose, Arn Menconi, Rick Sackbauer and Pat Dauphinais – if current term limits are observed. “(With term limits) There’s no continuity in what has become a very technical and relationship-dependent board,” said the board’s attorney, Jim Collins, who also said board members need an understanding of often complex water issues. Board members serve two- and four-year terms depending on their vote totals. A second question on the May 3 ballot addresses adding water and sewer service to some homes in Wolcott. It will be determined by homeowners in that area seeking inclusion. Up to 17 residences could be added to the district, officials said.- Cliff ThompsonDoctor will talk about aging, diseaseVAIL – A doctor who specializes in aging and disease prevention will lead a free one-hour seminar Thursday in Vail.Dr. David Leonardi, featured on local and national television, as well as The Wall Street Journal, will discuss enhancing vitality and avoiding disease as people age at 7 p.m. at the Aria Club and Spa.He has focused on aging for the past seven years, researching, practicing and teaching other physicians his brand of medicine. The difference is that most physicians were trained to treat rather than prevent disease, he says, while his focus is on prevention of diseases that come with aging.His seminar will have a “profound effect on your quality and length of life,” he says.