Deaf Camp Dinner |

Deaf Camp Dinner

Ready to enjoy the Deaf Camp dinner at Elk Mountain Lodge are, left to right, Tian Qin Liu, Edwin and Han Glickman and Klair Hai Yan Zhou. Tian is Hans niece; Klair is a friend. (MEH photo)

It is now the fall offseason and I am catching up on the summer extravaganza of parties. Thus, the columns will be long on photos and short on copy.Every summer the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf holds a gala dinner to benefit of the camp. The dinner usually is held at the home of Gloria Scharlin, but the county made her take down her party tent … so this year’s Deaf Camp dinner was at the spectacular Elk Mountain Lodge.

New trustees for the Aspen Writers’ Foundation are Marta Riordan, Judith Zee Steinberg and Tom Waldeck. Riordan, who recently relocated to Aspen, has 20 years experience on boards of charitable organizations. Steinberg brings 25 years of business experience to the board. Waldeck has contributed his time to many organizations, including the Aspen Music Festival. In other AWF news, staffer Jamie Abbott has been promoted to director of programs, Lara Whitley has been promoted to director of marketing and public relations, and Amy Somers is now program assistant.

Jeremy Abbott, son of Danny Abbott of Grand Junction and Alison Scott of Colorado Springs, won his first major senior event of the 2005-06 ice-skating season recently at the Golden West competition in Los Angeles. He is already U.S. Figure Skating’s National Junior Champion and is aiming for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. He is also hoping to be named to the Olympic skating team in February in Torino, Italy. Jeremy grew up in Aspen and for the past several years has been training in Colorado Springs with the Broadmoor Skating Club. His sister, Gwen, lives and works in Vail and is a former X Games competitor in skiercross. Jordana Loeb of Basalt is enrolled in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts majoring in communications design.Undercurrent … It’s time to plant tulips and daffodils for blooms next spring.

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