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Fairlight Cove: An environmentally-friendly performance

Kay Vasilakis
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
"Fairlight Cove" cast members L to R :Miley King, Landon Churchill,
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Landon Churchill, of the locally well-known, talented Churchill family, has been working to produce an original production entitled “Fairlight Cove,” since last summer. Rehearsals began last October. The undersea theme has an environmentally-friendly and simple message: “Take care of our home, it’s the only one we get.”

In the show, the cast lives in a cove on the Gulf of Mexico, home of the world’s largest Dead Zones. They are slowly being cornered by pollution, and they decide to send out a group to look for a new home. The show’s prominent performers are Shandice Breier, Haesley Minturn, Miley King and Michael, Jordon, Taylor, Blair and Landon Churchill. Churchill gets much of his inspiration from children.

“I think if we all took a few more cues from children, the world would be more peaceful,” he said. “Children look at the world with such wonder, as though they’ve never seen it before, because they haven’t! Children have such a love of learning, you can’t help but be inspired, and one of my favorite things in the world is to teach. The best investment a person can make is in children.”

Churchill teaches tap and contemporary dance at the Academy of Dance and Gymnastics in Rifle. “The academy donates practice space to ArtillumA Dance Company, which in turn premieres all its pieces at the academy’s showcase,” Churchill said. “So we’re sort of the academy’s resident dance company.” The production will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 3 and 4; and at 1 p.m. June 5 at Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave. in Rifle. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children, seniors, and military.

Churchill can be reached at 625-5616 or 625-0551.

This production is sure to delight everyone with its creativity and beautiful dance sequences. Don’t miss it!

Spring is in the air, and everyone is more than ready to plant and dig in the garden.

This Saturday, Sunshine Farms is hosting a “Peppers and Tomatoes” class, which will start at 9:30 a.m. at Sunshine Farms, 38487 Highway 6. Call 984-3320 to sign up.

Dwyer Greens will host a “Design and Plant a Container Garden” class from 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at Dwyer Greens, 4730 County Road 335. There is a $25 fee for the class, which includes some materials.

The New Castle Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the New Castle Senior Housing Community Room. Sometimes the venues change, so please call Molly Kehoe at 948-7824 to confirm or ask questions.

The May New Castle Chamber After Hours will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at Creekside Hair and Skin Day Spa, located at 386 West Main in beautiful downtown New Castle. To RSVP, please call 984-2897.

Patti’s Main Street Coffee House was filled to the brim with stylish local females from 8 years old to somewhere around 80, dressed in pearls, hats and gloves, for the second annual Mother’s Day High Tea. Owner Patti Reich gets a real kick out of decorating the coffee house with her fine collection of vintage dishes and teapots. She can tell you where each one came from, including favorites from her mother.

“When other ladies are off shoe-shopping, I’m out dish-shopping,” she said. ” I’ve always loved vintage dishes. I love to go to thrift stores and find a pretty new teapot. I wish the plates could tell you their stories.”

She continued, “People give me their vintage dishes. The other day a customer gave me a set she received at her wedding 30 years ago, that she never used. Look how well it goes with that tablecloth!”

Besides the assortment of tea and yummy baked goods, finger sandwiches, and to-die-for chocolate and caramel-dipped strawberries, the ladies were treated to a surprise. Attendees were delighted with a period fashion show, with styles from the early 1900s.

The carefully-preserved afternoon tea dresses, lace and velvet garments came from La Rue Wentz’s collection, handmade by her grandmother. They were modeled by Lisa Doherty, Sara Breslin Malloy and Nina Dattola. Audience members could tell the models really appreciated the gorgeous vintage clothing.

Hats off to Patti’s Main Street Coffee House; Sara Breslin who did extensive research of the fashions; La Rue Wentz; Anne Guettler, who was the fashion show’s master of ceremonies and has a degree in textiles; and Lorraine McNeal for her scrumptious baked goods.

I hate moving. I have way too much stuff. And I really did get rid of a bunch of it!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped me move in the past couple weeks. I couldn’t have done it without you. A friend told me her minister told her that those who clean churches are guaranteed places in heaven.

I have one more: Those who help their friends and family members move have guaranteed places in heaven, too. You truly are a blessing.

– Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears every other Thursday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. To contact her for a possible mention of a positive local event or news item, please e-mail kvasilakis2222@gmail.com.


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