It’s still offseason so I will put some events into the column that didn’t get in before.
One of the loveliest autumn weddings of 2003 was that of Dawn Kopf and Grant Maves at the home of Gloria Scharlin on Red Mountain. The wedding was in the garden with waterfalls in the background and golden leaves all around. The reception moved into the house, where guests enjoyed a luncheon, champagne and wedding cake. The bride grew up in Aspen, the daughter of Carol Ann and Don Kopf, and was a ballerina for several years with Aspen Ballet. The couple now lives in Denver.
An exhibit is being held in Germany in the Haus de Bayerischen Geshichte (Bavarian History Museum) about Bavarians who emigrated to America. Included are many things from the late longtime Aspenites Gretl and Sepp Uhl. There is a photo of the Uhls, along with their daughter, Renate, aboard the Mauritania on their way to America in 1953 from their hometown of Garmisch Partenkirchen. The exhibit also includes many personal items, including an old hand-painted bread basket from the Cafe Hartl (Gretl’s home) and an Indian mask carved by Sepp. Among the other items is one of Tony’s diapers that became a strudel-rolling cloth. Tony was born after the Uhls settled in Aspen.
Matthew Shifrin, a junior, was awarded a varsity letter in Boys Lacrosse at Suffield Academy’s Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 28. Matt is the son of George Shifrin and Caroline Nienstedt of Aspen. Suffield Academy is located in Suffield, Conn.
A memorial service for Opal Marolt, who died May 16 in Newport Beach, Calif., will be held Saturday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Donations may be made in her memory to the Aspen Historical Society.
A “Save the Date”: The Bow-Wow Meow Ball II will be held on Saturday, July 31. The event is a fund-raiser for the capital campaign to build a new animal shelter.
The July 2004 issue of Architectural Digest magazine includes an article with many photos titled “River Deep, Mountain High” which focuses on a house near the Music Tent and above the Roaring Fork river that was designed by Aspen architect Bill Poss. He says in the article, “I followed a refined western lodge vernacular. The colors and materials, like timber trims and truss work, are meant to complement the setting.” The house is close enough to the Music Tent for the owners to hear the symphonies from their porch. The article was written by Aspenite Dena Kaye.
The summer/fall issue of Aspen Sojourner magazine is on the stands, with many stories about our locale. Looking at the changes in the Roaring Fork Valley, an article titled “La Cara Nueva: The New Face” profiles six Latinos who are successful in their fields and a source of inspiration for others. There is a portfolio of the photographs of Doug Rhinehart, an article about an artist’s magical garden in Carbondale, a feature about Asian cuisine in the valley, and a story about four Music Festival musicians who have grown to cherish their summers in Aspen.
Undercurrent … Blue flax blooming alongside the highways.
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