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Summer Parties

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

What a glorious summer this was for garden parties. One of the loveliest was a brunch given by Jane and Jim Jenkins in the garden at the Redstone Inn up in the quaint village of Redstone. They invited people from up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. Many of us stayed on for several hours, shopping in the charming boutiques that line the main street.Also in midsummer Jo Ruth Kaplan gave a ladies luncheon in the Snowmass Club that is surrounded by wondrous gardens.A festive baby shower was given in September for Leslee Francis at the home of Christine Aubale Gerschel and was hosted by Christine, Christy Lee Pope, Sissy Racek Erickson, Diana Reardon and Peggy Mason.

Dean Sobel, executive director of the Aspen Art Museum, will be the featured speaker at the Speakers Lunch given at the Aspen Meadows from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, by the Roaring Fork Friends of the Womens Foundation of Colorado. For reservations call 920-2112, ext. 2805.A new book titled Heroes Among Us, by Hal Terrell, is now available. Terrell, a World War II veteran, spent several years researching the book. It tells the story of 22 boys who grew up together in Glenwood Springs and survived the Great Depression. It also deals with each mans war experiences and what they did with their lives afterward. The book can be ordered from Hal Terrell, 30 E. Ridge Ct., Parachute, CO 81635 for $29.47, which includes postage and handling. Terrell will sign all books ordered from him.

The October 2004 issue of Town & Country magazine features many Aspenites in the parties section. Ellen (Fox) Susman is pictured because she was co-chairman of the Alley Theatres fund-raiser in Houston, featuring dinner, dancing and a memorable performance from Our Town by the distinguished actor Hal Holbrook. Commentator Ed Bradley and musicians Branford and Wynton Marsalis were photographed at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The high note of the evening was when Wynton Marsalis, JALC artistic director, took to the stage with his brother Branford for an unforgettable rendition of Charlie Parkers Chasin the Bird. Jewelry designer Mish Tworkowski was photographed at the Swan Ball in Nashville, Tenn. Bill and Maria Bell were photographed at a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.The growing trend of green architecture is explored in the late summer/fall issue of Aspen Magazine with a cover story about Doug Graybeal, who left his established firm of Cottle, Graybeal, Yaw to devote his career entirely to environmentally friendly building. Another highlight of the issue is an interview with this years Aspen Filmfest honoree Michael Douglas, by local writer Dena Kaye. Douglas talks about his love for Aspen, a cause hes passionate about, and his marriage to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.Undercurrent … the drive over Independence Pass is breathtakingly beautiful with the fall colors … so many deep oranges this year.