There are still many summertime events that I am catching up with.Gail Wanman Holstein has written a novel titled “Waking the Ancients” and Ellen Hunt hosted a book-signing in her honor in the garden room of Explore Booksellers. The book is about an idealistic young husband and father who becomes enchanted with the long-vanished people of Arizona’s massive Mogollon Rim. The story tells how his obsession with the past creates a terrifying experience for himself and his family.The Aspen Center for Integrative Health held its third annual Prevention Symposium in the Harris Concert Hall with Glenda Greenwald as chairperson. The organization is a center for emerging ideas in integrative, preventive and environmental medicine. Speakers from the medical profession all stressed that “lifestyle” has the biggest impact on disease and aging. They told that smoking cigarettes is the worst thing you can do. Obesity, poor eating habits and lack of physical exercise cause premature deaths. They blamed America’s penchant for super sizing everything, such as colas, hamburgers and french fries. A sobering message was “Our children will not live as long as we will.” Many of the speakers insisted that we have to turn things around, that obesity is the worst epidemic to ever hit this country and that we must get the junk food out of schools. Many Aspenites traveled to Prescott, Ariz., last week to help former Aspenite Lucille Hurst celebrate her 90th birthday.The November issue of House & Garden magazine includes an eight-page article with many full-page photos about Kevin Costner and his Aspen fishing lodge. The piece raves that Costner’s Aspen ranch includes a lake, a trout stream and dazzling views, and is a Shangri-La for a lover of the great outdoors.The November 2003 issue of Architectural Digest magazine features a six-page article about where to shop in Aspen for antiques, quilts and rugs. The featured businesses are McHugh Antiques; Isberian Rug Company; Daniels, Daniels & Daniels Antiques; Paris Underground Antiques and Katie Ingham Antique Quilts. The article was written by Dena Kaye and photographed by David O. Marlow. They followed interior designer Joanne de Guardiola around town and photographed her in the shops. Joanne and her family have been coming to Aspen each year on vacation for 15 years, and her twins learned to ski on Buttermilk Mountain.Sorry to report the death on Sept. 24 of former longtime Aspenite Richard Rudolph in Boulder.More news of Aspen college kids.Sara Finesilver was named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the 2002-2003 year at Lake Forest College in Chicago.Named to the scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., was Laura M. Anzalone, a senior.Erin Dinsmoor, daughter of Jane and Bill Dinsmoor, was named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence at Colgate University, where she is majoring in fine art and is a member of the class of 2005. She is now attending Parsons School of Design in Paris, France. Jane and Bill are going over this week to visit Erin.Braden Bruington is a sophomore majoring in computer science at the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and he has been named to the Dean’s List.Undercurrent … Here and there, the last rose of summer.
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