Kudos and Kindness

Thrift Shop helps educate Aspen kids

Aspen Elementary School would like to take this opportunity to thank the Aspen Community Foundation and The Thrift Shop of Aspen for their generous contributions to our summer school program. Through their grants, we were able to offer 32 scholarships to students in the Aspen School District’s elementary school. Their support enhanced our ability to reach out and enrich academic experiences for those qualifying students.

The Aspen Community Foundation and the Thrift Shop of Aspen continue to be avid contributors to the Aspen School District and its students. Through their contributions, Aspen Elementary School is ensuring that students are ready for learning when they enter school each August. Thanks again for the time and consideration you have given in support of educating our children.

Doreen Goldyn, principal

Betsy Ann Anastas, assistant principal

Aspen Elementary School

Doggy Day a woofing success

Last Saturday, Sept. 6, Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado hosted its third annual Doggy Day and Splash pool party at the Aspen Recreation Center. On behalf of Lucky Day Animal Rescue, we want to thank our fantastic supporters: the ARC for opening up the pool and grass area for pups to play and swim, their helpful and accommodating staff, our silent auction donors for their generous support, our canine friends and their humans who came and participated in the fun, and the Roaring Fork Valley community. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all and we look forward to next year!

The board of Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado

Cadets show colors at Aspen Chabad

Wow! This past weekend we were visited in Aspen at the Aspen Chabad Jewish Center by about a dozen students from the Air Force Academy of Colorado Springs. This was a group of young, delightful, bright and motivated cadets. These men and women, our future leaders, showed us the best side of an America to come. I was thrilled to see what a great job the Air Force Academy is doing. It was inspiring to get a chance to see and hear the really glowing part of America’s future. I wanted to share in this lovely experience. It made me even prouder to be an American. Thanks to the Academy for a job well done. A five-star weekend.

Larry Rosenfield


Thrift Shop gives back

Every month volunteers of The Thrift Shop of Aspen meet to continue to accomplish our mission: to make grants to other non-profit organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley. We are grateful to all the community members who continue to support our efforts by donating and purchasing gently used clothing and household items. For the month of September we are pleased to announce the following recipients: Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, Basalt High School Substance Abuse Program, Blue Lake Preschool, Alpine Legal Services, Huts for Vets, Quality of Life Cancer Project, and Red Brick Arts Adult Programs.

Ellen Walbert

PR Committee, Thrift Shop of Aspen

Realtor saves dog

I ‘d like to commend one of our local Realtors for saving my dog’s life Saturday, Sept. 6. A petite dynamo with strength and bravery plucked my large, scary looking lab German shepherd mix out of a stream where he was caught in an underground culvert and drowning. I don’t know how she did it, but the gods of fate put her there at the exact right moment! I will be grateful forever for her courage. Thank you, Marion Lansburgh!

Betsy Scheinkman Weil


Thrift Shop ladies grateful for another meal

The Thrift Shop ladies would like to thank our anonymous lunch provider once again for a delicious meal. We truly appreciate the time and talent taken in preparing such a fabulous feast. We are delighted and grateful

Thrift Shop Monday A team