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Whimsical Wagon 10th anniversary

The Whimsical Wagon gift shop in Silt is celebrating its 10th anniversary with customer appreciation from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. There will be a drawing each day for a free gift.

Mary Blichmann joins Speckled Feather Mercantile

Artist Mary Blichmann is now offering her etched glassware, pet portraits and nature paintings at the Speckled Feather Mercantile in New Castle.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Mary is a longtime resident of the Roaring Fork Valley. Nature has been her greatest inspiration for her artwork throughout the years. It wasn’t until the early ’90s that she took watercolor and drawing classes at CMC. She has experimented with most every medium. For the past 13 years she has practiced and studied the art of sand etching after being introduced to the craft by a friend of her brother’s. She created her business, Blue Heron Sand Etching, where she sand carves custom orders on glassware, granite and on ceramic coffee mugs, windows and more.

To commission a pet portrait and to order glassware you can stop by the Speckled Feather at 303 W. Main St.

Minami joins Midland Fitness and New Castle Family Fitness

Esthetician/electrologist Teresa Minami has joined Midland Fitness and New Castle Family Fitness. Minami has 30 years experience with oxygen facials and microdermabrasion. She specializes in total skin care, eye brow tinting, and waxing. Call 945-4440 for an appointment.

Garfield County Winter Job Fair

The Glenwood Springs Workforce Center is hosting a winter hiring event from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave. Representatives from more than 20 businesses will attend with full- and part-time positions to be filled. There will be hundreds of seasonal jobs with ski resorts and hotels across the state, and job seekers can also find out about year-round positions as well. Having an account with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s job bank, Connecting Colorado (, is helpful but not required. For more information contact the workforce center at 51027 Highway 6&24 Suite 173; 945-8638; or

Roaring Fork Beer Company launches Fork Founders Club and Bottle Reserve Membership Drive

Roaring Fork Beer Company in Carbondale has announced its Fork Founders Membership Club and Bottle Reserve Club. Both membership choices are year-long and offer unique benefits to its members.

Fork Founders Club membership costs $100 per year and begins on Nov. 17. Benefits include a custom 2L swing-top glass growler available only to members, with first growler fill free; 22-ounce custom mug available only to members (all beers that are normally 16-ounce pours will be poured in this mug for members); 16-ounce custom tulip glass, a$5 value (all beers that are normally 10-ounce pours will be poured in this glass for members); 10 percent off all dry goods and to-go beer purchases in the tasting room (bottles, growler fills, cans); founders night in the tasting room on Tuesdays with $1 off fills (good for members only); founders party once a year that includes complimentary food and drink; first right of refusal for future member programs (Cellar Reserve and seasonal memberships coming soon); and in 2015 you can opt out of getting new glassware and membership fees will be $65.

Bottle Reserve membership is limited to 40 spaces, costs $100 per year and starts Dec. 1. Once a month our brewers will brew a special brew on the pilot system and bottle it just for you. Your one-year bottle reserve membership will include 12 different seasonal brews to be released throughout the year. These 22-ounce bottles are exclusively for bottle reserve members and will not be available for purchase in our taproom or at retail. One bottle per member and you get to be the coolest kid on the block. For questions or inquiries email

Nate Rand is results trainer of the month

Midland Fitness and New Castle Family Fitness would like to recognize personal trainer Nate Rand for getting extraordinary results with his client Raylene Avery. Raylene was suffering from intense foot pain from chronic ankle sprains. With the help of corrective exercises, stretching and other “trainer secrets,” Nate got her out of pain and back to normal life in two weeks.

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