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Around Aspen: Picnic at ACES

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
MEHA fabulous picnic on the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' scenic campus is held every summer.

Remember summer? It sure seemed like a short one this year, with the cold spring hanging on for so long.

But then, suddenly it was summer – and how we enjoyed it! One of the picnics in June was the annual party given at the exquisite campus of ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies) next to Hallam Lake. There was a barbecue with lots of friends greeting each other and telling of plans for the summer. ACES holds lots of summer and winter programs at the Hallam Lake campus, at North Star Nature Preserve and at Rock Bottom Ranch. Now that winter is here, the programs include expeditions on snowshoes and skis, and winter wildlife studies.

Taking long walks this fall, I was dismayed to see so many of the 1950s Aspen homes scraped and gone. Out on the Meadows Road, side by side, the homes of Harriet and George J.M. Kelly and Arlene and Lloyd Shields were gone and a fence built around both lots. And on Hallam Street, the home of Merbie and Pourie Robinson is gone, as well as the fence of tightly packed evergreen trees. It’s like seeing old friends disappear. I suppose Aspen McMansions will replace them.

Locals Riggs Klika and Kathleen Callahan of the Aspen Cancer Survivor Center have published a research article in the national publication “The Physician and Sportsmedicine Journal.” The article is titled “Individualized 12-Week Exercise Training Programs Enhance Aerobic Capacity of Cancer Survivors.”

Undercurrent … The white gold comes once again to Aspen.

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