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New Castle presents A Taste for the Cure

Kay Vasilakis
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

New Castle Family Fitness and the American Cancer Society will present “A Taste for the Cure” wine tasting and silent auction from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Lakota Canyon Ranch recreation center. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Tickets may be purchased at New Castle Family Fitness, Lakota Canyon Ranch, Making New Waves and Castle Valley Children’s Clinic.

Call New Castle Family Fitness at 984-3200 with any questions.

Those wishing to grow their own vegetables can get involved in The New Castle Community Garden, which still has plenty of room for individual or organization garden plots. Call Debby at 230-0479 for information on the community garden located at 9269 County Road 335, near the Riverbend subdivision.

Debby is working to add a kid’s herb garden to the plot, and to teach them to garden. The idea is to have the kids grow herbs, or a pizza garden, or a salad garden, and to have the children prepare a food item with what they grow. Call Debby at the number above, and she will meet parents and children at the garden and show them the program and the garden plot.

The community garden is affiliated with the New Castle Garden Club, which meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at New Castle Senior Housing. Call Molly at 948-7824 to get involved.

During the month of April, Cactus Valley Elementary students from Silt, with help from Coal Ridge High School students, raised more than $2,000 for Pennies for Peace, a program started by Greg Mortenson, author of the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea.” His Central Asia Institute builds schools in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, giving children, especially girls, an opportunity to get a community-based education in areas where terrorist organizations frequently recruit children.

Students learned about Mortenson’s vision of promoting literacy, through reading young people’s versions of his book and studied the culture of Pakistan and Afghanistan through enrichment activities.

Osage Gardens invites you to become a member of its first annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) summer program. Support your local farmer in exchange for a share of the farm’s bounty in the form of a weekly box of fresh organic vegetables from June 17 to Sept. 16. Pick-ups in Glenwood and New Castle. To sign up or for more information, call 876-0668 or visit

Ken and Gail Kuhns of Silt have offered an organic CSA program for more than 15 years. To contact them for their delicious veggies, please call 876-2857. They also offer the longest-running Saturday farmers market in the area.

Yee-ha! The New Castle Bike Rodeo will be held at 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, at the New Castle City Market parking lot. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be available, and bicycle helmets, a bicycle safety course and several bikes will be given away.

If you’re just itching for an all-day, all-community yard sale, head west to the Silt on Sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16. Sale location maps and business directories will be available at the gazebo in Veteran’s Park, Fifth and Home streets.

Call Dave at 876-1920 to list your sale.

The Miner’s Claim Restaurant in Silt is offering a spring wine-pairing dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. The cost is $49 per person plus tax and gratuity and gets you five courses with five different paired wines.

Reservations are necessary and can be taken at 876-5372.

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center will be offering free sports physicals to student athletes from Re-2 and D-16 school districts. Girls will be seen Wednesday, May 20, and boys will be seen Thursday, May 21. Physicals will be given both nights from 4:30-6 p.m. at Grand River Primary Care, 501 Airport Road in Rifle.

Athletes must have a signed and completely filled out physical form, available from the school’s athletic personnel or from The athlete must wear shorts and tennis shoes. All physicals will be done on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointments can be made.

Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column runs every other Thursday. To contact Kay with a local news tip or local inspiration, call 618-6689 or e-mail kayvasilakis@yahoo. com.

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