There are still some photos from the Old Timers Party, as well as photos from many late-summer events, so I am going to start running them this week. If your event hasn’t shown up in the column yet, it surely will in the next few weeks. I promise!
If you think you qualify to attend the Old Timers, write the Aspen Historical Society, 620 W. Bleeker St., Aspen, CO 81611. Remember, you have to have lived in Aspen for 35 years and been an adult back then. The party is always held at the Buttermilk parking lot over Labor Day weekend.Aspen environmentalist Bob Lewis is so excited because he held a groundbreaking on Sept. 3 for the Aspen Field Biology Laboratory that will be built next to his studio on Independence Pass. The food was catered by Rosie’s, drinks mixed by Don Higbie, music by Bobby Mason and poetry by Kim Nuzo. Bob had painted the shovels gold and all the partygoers got to dig at the groundbreaking. The field biology lab is for biologists from all over the world to come and do research on national forest land that surrounds the studio and lab. The two acres on which the studio and lab are located are owned by Bob. The first researcher to come will be world-renowned bacteriologist Lynn Margolis, who is coming next summer from Amherst, Mass., to study the bacteria in the Conundrum Hot Springs.
The Aspen Mother Puckers hockey team held its 30th anniversary recently with a party called “Puckerstock.” Attending the event were Mary Sloop, Helen Klanderud, Sharon DeQuine, Susan Jackson, Annie Voorhies, Laurie McBride, Martha Madsen, Jennie Fadale, Rachel Dayton, Margo Cuttita, Cathy Crum, Courtney Clark, Margie Musgrave Peters, Janet Kanan, Marcella Chilson, Shelly Supplee, Tess Ferro, Rosemary Strong, Barb French, Nancy Birkholz and future Mothee Puckers Eva Chilson and Fen Greenway.
Undercurrent … The Farmers’ Market is everybody’s favorite Saturday event … it’s where you see all your friends as well as get to buy all that wonderful fresh produce, popcorn, Mexican food and crafts.
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