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Old Timers’ party

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

Enjoying the Old Timers party are, left to right, Rosemary and Judy Bingham, Janis Bingham with Bill Erdkamp behind her, Ron Baar, Jim Ward and Tammy Baar. (MEH)

Once a year, on Labor Day weekend, Aspen’s old-timers come from everywhere to see one another again and talk over days gone by. This year, instead of in tents at the parking lot at Buttermilk, the Old Timers’ barbecue on Sunday and the brunch on Monday morning were held at Bumps restaurant at the bottom of Buttermilk. Every year more and more of the younger set attends, as they pass their 35-year anniversary of coming to Aspen.The 30th annual Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame induction gala will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 6 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center. The inductees this year are Aspen’s Mark Tache, James Temple, Raymond Duncan, Henry Christian Hall and Barbara Ferries Henderson. To make a reservation, call (970) 476-1876.Former Aspen High School social studies teacher Erik Wolter was in town to attend Scott Dores’ wedding at Maroon Creek.

Sept. 21 Sandy Smith, Morgan Smith and Lisa Kruidenier held a barbecue at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Center to celebrate the opening of the Nancy Morgan Smith Veterinary Technology Center and the Miracle Max Equine Teaching Barn at the college campus.Aspen artist Susan Gurrentz will have an exhibit of her flower paintings during October at the Chatham College Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pa. A reception for Susan will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. in Woodland Hall at the college Oct. 14.Tucker, the Australian Terrier owned and trained by Pamela Levy, is featured on the cover of the September 2006 issue of Showsight, the dog show magazine. Tucker has placed 100 times in best of breeds, five in group 1s and in 19 group placements.

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 9, Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey, photographers, filmmakers and owners of Page Springs Bed & Breakfast at Rancho Feliz, Ariz., are taking a variety of their ideas, art and several indigenous people to Sedona. You can view the exhibition at FlywEagles@aol.com.Undercurrent … If you can believe all the letters to the editor … it seems that Aspenites really can’t stand change!