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Now that they are retired they have time for luncheons … which they never had time for while teaching school. Thirty-five retired Aspen School District staff got together for a luncheon at the Roaring Fork Club. It was the group’s third annual event.

The Fourth of July weekend is a time for parties all over Aspen. Audrey and Ted Spiegel held their annual get-together at their home on Red Mountain called “Moose on the Loose.”

The November-December issue of Veranda magazine includes an article and photos of a house in Darien, Conn., that was formerly owned and decorated by Toni Bryant, who now lives in Aspen and runs the shop Aspen Inside with her daughter, Morgan Bryant O’Connell.

Former Aspen resident Kaaren Lynn Ray has sent the following announcement: “On the Occasion of the Feast of Saints, the Diocese of Northern California for the Independent Catholic Church International invites you to the celebration of the Ordination of Chaplain Kaaren Lynn Ray to the Priesthood on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco.”

Mary Stein Dominick has informed me that, although she has stepped down as president of the advisory board of the Given Institute, she is still president of the Aspen Given Foundation, with King Woodward as vice president.

In New York City, Christopher Walling and Nancy M. Whitney were co-chairs of the 2003 benefit evening for the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

Hillary Klug of Aspen, a junior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is spending the first semester of the 2003-04 academic year in France, enrolled in a course of studies at the University of Paris and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Hillary, a graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, is the daughter of Kathleen and Warren Klug of Aspen. She is majoring in international studies and French studies.

Terry Butler has been on a promotional trip in Arizona for her boutique hotel, The Residence. While in Scottsdale she visited with former Aspenites Carol Lerner and Annie Turnbull, and stayed with former Aspenites Rodney Briggs and Brad Emrick while Rodney celebrated his birthday. Terry then traveled on to Tucson, where she visited with former Aspenites Jolly and Gere Michael, who have a new hacienda on the outskirts of the city.

Undercurrent … It was a scene from the Old West. Going through Carbondale last Thursday, I saw cowboys driving cattle down from the summertime pastures in the mountains back to the valley floor for the winter.

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