The music begins |

The music begins

Excitement has mounted in Aspen with the beginning of the Aspen Music Festival concerts in the big tent in the meadow.

On Friday, June 20, the opening concert was given in honor of the late Kay Reid by her daughter and husband, Karin Reid Offield and Jim Offield, and Kay’s husband, Roy Reid. On the next evening, they held a private dinner party at the Crystal Palace for family friends. The Reids felt that the best way to celebrate Kay’s life was to present a weekend of music and fun in Aspen. Kay was a lifelong lover of music, devoting much of her time and energies toward the development of the Music Festival and the establishment of the Edward Kettering Marsh Music Room in the Pitkin County Library. Kay and Roy moved to Aspen in 1950 and spent the next four decades building a life here.

Jane and Kim Foss celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a sailing trip in the West Indies on a Windjammer cruise. They started with Grenada, the last island, and sailed north through the chain of islands, anchoring off each one. The sailboat they were on was built in the 1800s and is a four-masted schooner.

In town through August 26 is Lowell Lebermann at his home on Glen Eagles Drive. He spends the winters in Austin, Texas.

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. there are bridge games on the grounds of the Wheeler/Stallard House, the museum for HeritageAspen (formerly the Aspen Historical Society). Call 925-3721 by Tuesday noon to reserve a table or a seat.

On Friday, July 11, HeritageAspen will hold a gala opening of the Holden-Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum called “A Miner’s Day for Miner’s Pay.” The afternoon will begin at 1 p.m. with a vintage baseball game on the old baseball diamond on the Marolt property. For a fee of $3, participants can watch the ball game, have dinner and enjoy a hoedown with square dancing and two-steps. Shuttle transportation will be available from Paepcke Park and the Aspen High School parking lot.

The Aspen High class of 1973 is planning a 30-year reunion from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Gant Conference Center. For further information call Terry Kappeli at (970) 963-1272 or e-mail him at

An occasion to celebrate the life of the late Gen. Robert Taylor will be held Friday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to noon on the lawn of the Aspen Art Museum.

Lynhaar Rodriguez and Ben Sanchez announce the birth of a daughter, Alana Sanchez, on June 16 in Aspen Valley Hospital.

Kim and Brian Holman announce the birth of a daughter, Cambrie Lauren Holman, on June 16 in Grand Junction. Cambrie becomes the 30th great-grandchild of Irene and Gilbert (Holly) Holloway of Woody Creek and the 10th grandchild of Louise Smith (Holman) and Wes Holman of Oxford, Kan. Brian grew up in Aspen and graduated from Aspen High School in 1982.

Undercurrent … the cherries at the Saturday Farmer’s Market are sooooo good!

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