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Summer Parties

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

Aspen’s summer season began with Martha and David Yocum’s annual Catfish Fry at their Snowmass Village home. They fly the fish from their Alice-Sidney Farms in El Dorado, Ark., and they also bring their cooks from El Dorado. Caterer Larry McIntyre fixes the rest of the meal.Longtime Aspenites had enjoyed an earlier party honoring Freddie Fisher, an Aspen character who had his Schnickelfritz Band (he played a mean clarinet) and became famous locally for his Letters to the Editor. A former Aspenite who has moved back is Leigh Anne Lindsey, who worked in the technology industry the last few years in Mill Valley, Calif. When she previously lived in Aspen, she was an announcer for KSNO. She is now writing a book on supernatural technology.Tukey Koffend, who now lives in Santa Fe, was in town recently. She has written a cookbook titled “No Cooking At All. Almost. Hardly,” which will be published by Sunstone Press of Santa Fe and out in December. It is illustrated with drawings by Tukey. When in Aspen, she had the Uriah Heep boutique.Charity Dick, one of Nancy Dick’s granddaughters, has recently been diagnosed with a rare heart and lung disease. Charity had run for Miss Colorado this spring. Nancy relates that Charity is included in the “CaringBridge” Web site, which easily allows you to leave notes for and to check on patients, who appreciate other people’s interest. Charity’s address is CaringBridge.org/co/charity.Sorry … I wrote last week that the Aspen Antique & Decorative Arts Fair would be held Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, in Paepcke Park. It won’t be in Paepcke, but will be at the Buttermilk parking lot in big tents. The fair will feature antique dealers and jewelers from all over the world. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, the grandson of King Umberto, the last king of Italy, is an internationally known jewelry designer and will be featured in the fair. Entry is $10 a day. Gold Passes are $50 and entitle holders to attend the exclusive preview party on July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., access to daily lectures held at Bumps, free appraisals and unlimited visits. To order a Gold Pass, call the Aspen Historical Society at (970) 925-3721, ext. 109.Warren Ohlrich, of WHO Press, has published a new book titled “Day Hikes Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond.” The 52 hikes in Warren’s guide cover a wide variety of hiking experiences. There are short hikes suitable for families, strenuous hikes for athletes and all-day adventures. The book includes area maps and map cross-references, photographs, wilderness ethics and detailed directions to trailheads. The book is available in Aspen shops and bookstores.Another sorry. When I wrote about Vicki Brooks spending the summer in her Aspen condo and the engagement of her son, Alder Yarrow’s name was misspelled. Yarrow is correct, and the Yallow that was printed is wrong.Named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for spring semester at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., were Aspen students Ashley Catherine Crouch, Lily Parsons Melton and Jacqueline Lana Pearlstone.Undercurrent … I baked my annual rhubarb-strawberry pie, cut one piece to eat right away, divided up the rest into pieces and froze it. Now I can enjoy a summery piece of my favorite pie during the winter. I have a marvelous clump of rhubarb in my garden.


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