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Riverside, Coal Ridge Winter Art Show a hit

Kay Vasilakis

The Coal Ridge High School and Riverside Middle School first annual Winter Art Show reception was held March 3 at Patti’s Main Street Coffee House. Twenty-five students from Coal Ridge High School and eight students from Riverside Middle School have artwork displayed in two themes, Winter and Radial Symmetry. Students worked in a variety of media to create unique pieces for the show, including pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, digital photography and colored pencil. This was Coal Ridge High School’s first time displaying student art in the New Castle community. “It was fantastic meeting parents, and discussing the unique art works displayed,” said Coal Ridge High School visual art teacher Nicole Arslanian. “We look forward to sharing more artwork from our talented students next year, as we were asked to display work on an annual basis. Nothing feels better than showing off the natural talent that both Riverside and Coal Ridge art students possess.”KSE Go Green team carwash fundraiserThe Go Green Team at Kathryn Senor Elementary (KSE) in New Castle is conducting a fundraiser car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, behind the Honda dealership of the Vista Auto Group in West Glenwood. The indoor car wash cost is a $5 donation, with proceeds to be used to purchase trees to plant at the KSE playground. The school also is open to donations of trees to plant. For any questions, call Chris DeSimone at KSE at 665-7667.The school’s green team volunteers note that washing a car at a car wash with biodegradable soap and a water filtering system is advisable compared to washing a car on the street and letting the soap run into the unfiltered storm drain system. Caribbean-accented menu with wine pairingsAnother special wine tasting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday March 31, at The Miner’s Claim in Silt. Owner Christian Harra has determined the theme of the evening is to be Caribbean, coinciding with the thought of the evening “Take this Snow & Shove It!” He is encouraging everyone to bring a smile and wear any Hawaiian gear including shirts, straw hats or even coconuts. Mild Reggae music in the background along with a five-course Caribbean-accented menu with five wine pairings will make for a memorable evening. The price is $49 per person, which includes all five courses and five wine pairings. The price excludes tax and gratuity. For reservations and information, call 876-5372.What we won’t do for our petsEvery morning, I peel the outside layer off a small handful of edamame for my Quaker parrot, Zeno. The peeled legumes are cut up, then added to corn and peas with paprika and ground flaxseeds, and nuked for eight seconds. I cool them and then give them to my spoiled bird for breakfast or lunch. She loves them. You’d think she wouldn’t try to bite me at every opportunity.Recently while laboriously peeling some edamame, I wondered what other crazy things people do for their pets. So, if you do something a little unusual for a special pet and you wouldn’t mind revealing it, e-mail it to me, along with how you began the process. I’ll sift through the e-mails, and your craziness just might appear in one of my columns. Fun! Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column runs every other Thursday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. To contact her for a possible mention of a positive local event or news item, e-mail kvasilakis2222@gmail.com or call 618-6689.

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