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Around Aspen: Institute Fellows

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
MEHFriday, May 1 is May Day, and that means children make bouquets and hang them on the doors of their friends. Daffodils are blooming and other blossoms can be found in the flower shops.
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It’s springtime with tulips and daffodils popping up everywhere, and children making May baskets and filling them with bouquets to hang on the doors of friends.

Since winter is just ending, I have to wind up a few events. The Fellows of The Aspen Institute held a gala party at the Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Meadows. I’m finally getting the photos in, and that party was the last one for Nancy Thorpe, who retired after working 18 years with the Institute. A lot of these Fellows are second-home owners and will soon be returning to Aspen to spend the summer celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Aspen Music Festival.

Photographer Nora Feller will be returning in June with her husband, Francois Couturier, to cover many of the Institute and Music Festival events. They spent the winter at their home in Cannes, France, and during May, Nora is busy photographing the Cannes Film Festival. Nora was recently the subject of a feature story in the English language magazine that is circulated on the Riviera.

Jay Cowan, editor in chief of Sojourner magazine, wrote an article titled “Tracking Down James Bond” in the November issue of Ski magazine, citing all the places where Bond skied. The article has now been selected to be included in a book of the Best Travel Writing in 2008.

Undercurrent…Those last weeks of winter, I ordered tulip, daffodil, crocus and iris bulbs…envisioning how beautiful they will be next spring. Bulbs do fantastically well in Aspen.


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