Just about Aspen’s favorite get-together is the Old Timers barbecue and brunch held in a big tent at the Buttermilk parking lot over Labor Day weekend. Every year Aspenites count the years they have lived here … you have to have lived in Aspen 35-or-more years ago and have been an adult at the time. So every year there is a new crop of Old Timers as well as those who have been coming since Betty and Art Pfister and the late Margaret Albouy held the first party in 1988.
For the past two years the event has been held by the Aspen Historical Society, which we fervently hope will survive its present financial crisis to give the party for many years in the future. To help support the historical society, send contributions to Aspen Historical Society, 620 West Bleeker Street, Aspen, CO 81611.
Donna Treadwell, who lived in Aspen during the 1980s and 1990s, has moved back to town after living in California a few years.
A Fall Celebration for the late Geraldine Fox will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at Difficult Campground. For information call Tom Sharkey at 925-7770.
After spending a year teaching English in Dalian, China, Tina Radeke is returning to Aspen to visit her parents, Barb and Hal Radeke of Woody Creek. Tina plans to relocate to Portland, Ore., where she has accepted a position coordinating the Chinese operations for an international electronics corporation.
Devon Meyers, who has been a photographer with The Aspen Times on and off for the past 25 years, is moving with his wife and baby to Los Angeles, Calif.
Aspen photographer David O. Marlow recently returned from an Architecutral Digest magazine photo shoot in Montecito, Calif, where he photographed the neoclassical estate belonging to Alice Wilfong and designed by Craig Wright, the L.A.-based designer and one of A.D.’s Top 100 Designers. While he was there, David had dinner with Ann and Charlie Knight and family, former Aspenites who owned The Rachael Collection and Country Flower.Undercurrent … The elk in El Jebel have big racks of antlers.
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