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Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
The Freddie Fisher birthday party was founded several years ago by Greg Poschman. Now he brings his twins to the party, which is put on by the Aspen Historical Society. Left to right are Isabella, Willow, Maureen and Greg Poschman.

It has been such a busy time and there are so many parties still to be reported about.

In early summer, the 103rd birthday of Freddie Fisher was celebrated in the Jerome Bar. Freddie had the Schnikelfritz Band, and he (on clarinet) and the band were in many Hollywood movies. Later, he and his wife, Marge, moved to Aspen where Freddie had a fix-it shop and resumed his music with a new band (including King Fisher, his son) and his clarinet. They played at The Red Onion, the Hotel Jerome and at Aspen Highlands. The birthday party was founded several years ago by Geg Poschman and its now being put on by the Aspen Historical Society.

Midsummer was the time for Anne Adare Woods annual Ladies Lunch at the Maroon Creek Club. It couldnt have been prettier with lovely ladies, the clubs summer gardens, and bouquets on every table!

Received a birth announcement from Nina Merzbach in Santa Barbara, Calif., telling of the birth on Aug. 18 of Wyatt Matteo Merzbach. Nina worked at The Aspen Times many years as head of the production department and then she had her own graphic arts business.

The Vail Trail recently included an article titled Sleeping With the Enemy written by Ted Alvarez, which suggests an offseason trip for Vail residents would be a tour of Aspens cultural amenities. He writes glowingly of the Aspen Art Museum, the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up, and he notes that Aspen has a plethora of these and other cultural attractions that Vail cant touch … yet.

Heres another Save the Date. The Aspen Center for Integral Health will hold its annual James Bond Gala on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the St. Regis Hotel. From Russia With Love is the theme this year. For reservations and further information, call (970) 920-2957.

Undercurrent … All the flowers in the garden are gone except for the tough little pansies and Johnny-jump-ups. They are the first flowers in the spring, the last of the summer, and they will continue blooming under the snow all winter (when it comes).

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