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Celebrations

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
At the party celebrating Fox Crossing are, left to right, Bea and Marty Block, and hosts Camilla and Raymond Auger. (MEH)
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A party was held mid-March at the Aspen Meadows to celebrate the open space, parks and historic preservation at the new residential development called Fox Crossing at the base of Smuggler Mountain. The party included dinner and dancing and was hosted by Camilla and Raymond Auger, Harris Cahn and the Fox Crossing partners. Camilla told the gathering that it was a celebration because the project includes 10 acres of open space on the Hunter Creek Trail and a children’s park in front of the Centennial housing. Harris Cahn explained that Camilla got the ball rolling on the project and just kept going until it was accomplished. Guests of honor were Commissioner Dorothea Farris and Community Development Director Chris Bendon. Special toasts were given to Jeff Woods and Brian Flynn of the Aspen Parks Department; Historic Preservation Officer Amy Guthrie, Martha Cochran and Shannon Meyer of the Aspen Valley Land Trust, and special thanks were given to Connie Harvey, Tim McFlynn, Jim Ward and Vitashka Kirshen.

Winter highlights will still show up for several weeks in the column. The elegant Fishhouse Punch party at the Hotel Jerome is one of the special events of the holidays and includes black ties, evening gowns, dinner and dancing.European ski racer Hermann Maier visited with Aspenite Sistie Fischer when she was skiing in Chamonix, France. Sistie also got to visit with Bode Miller and Antione Deneriaz, the Olympic gold medalist in the downhill, just before their Chamonix World Cup race.The April 2006 issue of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazine’s cover features a bathroom designed by Katherine Swalm Whitcomb for her 1942 Hilltop home in Denver. Kathy, who has an interior design business, called Katherine Whitcomb Decoration, with clients in Denver, Vail and Aspen, lived here during the 1970s and sold advertising for The Aspen Times. She is married to Michael Whitcomb, son of Dr. Harold Whitcomb.The same issue of the magazine includes a feature on Richard and Barbara Mullen, interior design directors at Poss Interior Design in Aspen, with their photograph and photos of the fixtures they chose for the Remede Spa at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen. Baby George is also pictured.

Aspen artists have been busy this winter. An exhibit titled “Out of the Box” opens Tuesday, April 4, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Aspen Chapel Gallery. Artists featured include Royle Freund, Bill Gruenberg, Cindy Hansen, Kathy Honea, Deborah Jones, Marina Romanov, Marcia Rothblum, Jessica Salet, Betty Weiss and Ellen Woods.Thursday, April 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be a reception at the Red Brick Center for the Arts featuring Lynn Redmond, Judy Cohan and Tori Mitas-Campisi in a gallery show. Undercurrent … Now we can look forward to summer.


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