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Everyone agrees that the Food & Wine Magazine Classic is Aspen’s biggest and most hedonistic party, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. This week’s column continues coverage of the blockbuster event.Longtime visitor and former Aspenite Sandra Dallas had her book “The Quilt That Walked to Golden” awarded the 21st Benjamin Franklin Award in the history/politics category by the Independent Book Publishers Association. The prize honors book design and production. The quilt book focuses on the stories of women who settled the American West; they often recorded their lives in quilts and personal documents. Sandra tells their stories, including life and death on the Overland Trail.
Sorry to report the death, on June 12, 2005, of Sally Moore Ransom, 67, of Lakewood. Sally was born and raised in Aspen, the daughter of Alberta and the late Jim Moore. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in music education and taught music for 35 years. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth, and two daughters, Diane Palazzo and Karen Ransom, her mother and three grandchildren. Sally was on the women’s junior ski team while at Aspen High School.
The photography exhibit, “Rhythms of Creation: A Family’s Impressions of Indigenous Peoples of the World” at the Red Brick Arts Center, will close June 30 with a film screening by producer/director Andrew Cameron Bailey’s work in progress, “In Search of the Future: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? What Do the Wise Ones Know?” The film will be shown at the Pitkin County Library at 6 p.m. Also on June 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southern Ute elders Bertha Grove and Alden Naranjo will hold a talking circle on the lawn of the Red Brick. Bertha is featured in the film, and she and Alden have been coming to the Roaring Fork Valley for 15 years doing ceremonies and sharing Ute wisdom.Maureen and Greg Poschman announce the birth of twin daughters, Willow McDonald Poschman and Isabella Butera Poschman, born July 13 in Denver.Undercurrent … The blossoms of the flax plants create a sea of blue alongside the roads.
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