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Real estate office hosts openingAspen Land & Homes Sotheby’s International Realty hosts a grand opening celebration from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, for its development at 711 E. Main St. in Aspen.The event includes a champagne toast, appetizers by Six 89 and desserts by Cathy Ortiz. There will be an open house tour of the development, which Stewart Custom Builders constructed. For more information, e-mailadminc@aspenlandandhomes.com.GrassRoots TV gets new internGrassRoots TV12 recently added a new intern to its staff, Virginia native David Dodd.Dodd, a recent graduate of the broadcasting and communication department at Appalachian State University, will be an intern at GrassRoots TV12 for at least six months. He joins intern Amy Noyes, who started in November and is a recent graduate of Regis University in Denver.”You can’t just jump into the broadcasting business” Dodd said. “You need experience first. This is a great opportunity to get experience and be in a great place at the same time.”GrassRoots interns receive one-on-one instruction in a hands-on learning environment where the staff and candidates work together. Interns help with a variety of projects or aspects of the station, including linear and nonlinear editing, producing and writing, directing, programming, studio and field camera, audio and lighting. For more information, call Bradley Manosevitz, 925-8000, ext. 3.Komen launches new image, nameThe Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the national parent organization of Komen Aspen, is marking its 25th anniversary with a new name and logo, a $1 billion commitment to research and a host of initiatives to support its promise to end breast cancer.The organization’s new name is Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the new logo will feature a customized version of the ubiquitous pink ribbon.”Although Komen Aspen’s commitment to end breast cancer remains the same, the new name and logo represent the bolder stance we are taking toward fulfilling that promise,” said Claudia Curry-Hill, executive director of Komen Aspen. “Our new name and logo leave no question about the work we do. We are Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”The decision to change the organization’s name is the result of research that showed an opportunity to extend the national organization’s reach by linking its name with its strongest asset – the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and its series of “for the Cure” events.For more information on Komen Aspen, Race for the Cure and Ride for the Cure, visit http://www.komenaspen.org or call the Komen Aspen hotline at 920-0250.Gant’s $7 million update nearly completeThe Gant Condominiums are entering the final phase of their $7 million renovation efforts set for completion in July. The three-year endeavor focused on enhancing the property’s exterior grounds and communal interior areas. Once completed, the Gant will have five acres of manicured landscape, new outdoor lounging areas, a refurbished meeting facility, lobby and an new main entryway.Renovation efforts have transformed the Gant’s exterior grounds with running streams, wrought-iron art panels, and calming water and light features. Rock and plant gardens, signature Aspen trees and new stone walls adorn the walkways between the Gant’s 10 guest buildings and pave the way to renovated outdoor guests amenities. The upper pool and hot tub were retiled with an onyx finish and a new outdoor dining terrace equipped with a stainless steel barbecue, soapstone countertop and a lava rock fire pit.The Gant will continue with its landscape efforts but also will focus on exterior and interior renovations, including property handrails, retaining stonewall, snowmelt asphalt, lobby décor and furnishings.To learn more about the Gant, visit http://www.thegant.com or call (800) 549-0530.

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