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Around Aspen: Lita Heller’s night

Mary Eshbaugh HayesAspen Times Weekly
MEHAt the Aspen Film dinner honoring Lita Heller are, left to right: Cass Warner; Ellen Hunt, who founded Aspen Filmfest; Lynda Palevsky, a longtime president of Aspen Filmfest; and Lita Warner Heller.

It was Lita Hellers night to shine when Aspen Film gave a dinner honoring her after the showing of The Brothers Warner during Aspen Filmfest 2008. She flitted from table to table talking with everyone and having a fabulous time. Litas father, Sam Warner, was one of the Warner Brothers of Hollywood fame and since he died young, she was raised by his brother, Harry Warner. The film, The Brothers Warner, was written and directed by Litas niece, Cass Warner, who was also a guest at the dinner at Rustique Restaurant.

Holding their 18th annual Halloween Party at the Aspen Square Conference Room will be the Aspen ghouls Susan Capiel-Collin, Marilyn Carruthers, Peter and Barbara Elis, Sam Hill and Bob Tyler, Fanda Kladek, Bill and Lynda Meier, Steve Serna and Bob Wargaski. And the Aspen Historical Society will hold a Haunted House of Mysterious History to celebrate Halloween.The fall-winter 2008-09 issue of Western Art & Architecture magazine includes an article about Aspen architect Scott Lindenau and his Studio B Architects. The article relates how Scott took a trip to Africa in 2000 and was captivated by the landscape and culture. However, he also was deeply moved by the extreme needs of the people, especially children. Returning to Aspen, he formed a foundation that raised nearly $1 million dollars to help fund several schools and an orphanage. This year the AIA Colorado West chapter of Architects awarded Scott its Citation Award for Sustainability for his firms design of the Hope Through Education Orphanage and School Campus in Livingstone, Zambia. Another article in Western Art & Architecture features Sam Maloof, master woodworker who taught and had a studio for many years at the Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts. Sam lives and works in a compound in Southern California that includes his current home, his original home and his studio. Both homes are filled with Sams furniture and even spiral staircases made entirely from wood. At age 92, Sam has also written his autobiography Sam Maloof, Woodworker.Undercurrent … Sorry … left the ginger out of the gingerbread recipe last week. Use 1/2 teaspoon ginger. Were all getting our gardens ready for winter.

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