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Left to right on the deck are Jon Severy, Natalie Florence and Jeff Paffendorf. (MEH)

Summertime in Aspen is a time for all kinds of parties and one particularly fun and beautiful gathering was a farewell party for Drs. Bill Clancy and Jackson Maddux, who spent the past few years with Orthopaedic Associates in the Aspen Clinic, and Drs. Ryan Labovitch and Jason Rolling, who were the 2006-07 fellows. Several fellows work and learn with the established physicians every year; new fellows have already arrived for 2007-08. Hosting the party were Kelley and Dr. Mark Purnell in their home overlooking the Roaring Fork River in Little Texas in Woody Creek. The departing doctors were the recipients of many jokes and presents, such as waders for fishing in the river and sterling-silver belt buckles made by Jim Hayes. The guests included many nurses from Aspen Valley Hospital, as well as many children who romped on the grassy lawn and ran up and down the stairs leading to the river.Former Aspenite Ken Moore sent us a clipping about the death on Oct. 28 of Ann Bonfoey Taylor at the age of 97 in Denver. She will be remembered as skiing in Aspen during the 1950s and being a regular at aprs ski in the Jerome Bar. Ann excelled as a ski racer, ski clothing designer, airplane pilot and horsewoman. She and her husband, Vernon Moose Taylor, built one of the first homes in Vail, and they lived there for 40 years. Anns clothing designs were featured on the covers of Harpers Bazaar and other magazines and was sold at Lord & Taylor and other Fifth Avenue retailers.Another Save the Date is An Evening with singer Rufus Wainwright Jan. 10 at Belly Up as a benefit for the Buddy Program. For reservations call (970) 920-2130.Undercurrent … The holiday season is upon us!

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