Memories & Milestones
Elks raise money for scholarships
Elks Lodge 2286 in Glenwood Springs sold Italian sausage and burgers during Strawberry Days, raising $5,300 for local scholarships. The fundraiser was supported by local businesses including Amerigas. Annually the Lodge awards $16,000 in scholarships to seniors from local high schools.
Megan Uren, our local recipient of the National Elks Legacy Scholarship ($1,000) also received a $2,000 scholarship from our local lodge. Past ER Lonnie Fischer is the proud grandfather of Megan.
Raleys celebrate 50th anniversary
Howard E. and Annig Marie (Agemian) Raley celebrated their 50th anniversary at the Rivers Restaurant in Glenwood Springs recently. Annig and Howard were married June 25, 1966, at St. Finbar’s Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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.
Their children are Rita, Howard and Ariella. Rita and Russell reside in Santa Barbara, California; Howard (Zachary and Gabriel) and Caren reside in Outer Boston, Massachusetts; and Ariella and Kodjo (Kobina) Paintsil live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Howard retired from Big John’s in 2005 and Good Health store in 2011. For the past 15 years he has cultivated xeriscape flowers and beautified their home in downtown Glenwood Springs.
During the past 36 years, Annig has taught over 200 piano students. She has added yoga therapy to her teachings and has taught at CMC for 28 years and the Hot Springs Pool and Athletic Club for more than 20 years.
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