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BJeanne M. Beaudryexecutive directorRoaring Fork Conservancy

Thank you for the recent article titled, “Don’t Yell: Parenting Seminar Suggests Self-Quieting.” I would just like to let your readers know that the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers provides these parenting classes each month in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. The classes are free, and free child care is available.A variety of topics are offered including sibling rivalry, power struggles, blended families, parenting your pre-teen and much more.The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is a non-profit organization with offices in the Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs public schools. For more information on parenting classes, please contact us at 384-5694.Nancy La JoyRoaring Fork Family Resource CentersCelebrating the 1st AmendmentA great big thank-you goes out to all the individuals and businesses that made the first annual Stepstone Center fashion show a stylin’ success, including Alpine Rentals, ACE Hardware, Stone Brewing, Hi Point Distributing, EnviroTextiles, the Novel Tea Bookstore, Access Roaring Fork, the Carbondale Community School, KDNK and all the volunteer participants, especially Amy Kimberly (the genius behind the event), her assistant Anada Banc, DJ Glen Byrom, lighting maestro Bill Flanigan, and all the members of the wonderful dance band Bad Man Jack. This year’s theme was the “Fashion of Politics” and was a wonderful celebration of our First Amendment right to free speech. Stay tuned for another fun night of fashion in the fall of 2005.Scott Chaplindirector, Stepstone CenterCarbondaleLoving Tree a loving tribute during holidaysLast week, for three magical evenings, Roaring Fork Hospice celebrated the 16th year of Loving Tree, an event created for and supported by the communities hospice serves. The idea behind the event is to provide survivors an opportunity to remember loved ones through hanging a special ornament on a tree of lights.This year, as every year, there were many familiar faces and this year, as every year, there were also new ones. There were tears and laughter, hugs and handshakes. The trees were beautiful, and the words shared by speakers hopefully gave comfort to everyone in attendance.Roaring Fork Hospice is grateful not only to the many people behind the scenes that make this event happen, but also to all of you who came forward, bought an ornament and made the journey to the tree. We thank you, we applaud you, and we wish for you peaceful and joyful holidays.Sean JeungVolunteer CoordinatorRoaring Fork Hospice Raffle a rousing successThe Roaring Fork Conservancy recently held the drawing for its 2004 raffle. The response to the raffle was tremendous. We are grateful to all of those who supported us by buying tickets and to those who donated the four terrific prizes that were part of the drawing. The proceeds go directly to our organization’s continuing efforts to preserve and protect the valley’s rivers. The coveted seven-day trip to Puerto Vallarta was won by Susan Shipp, the Winston fly rod went to Bill Lorah, the Russell Chatham Lithograph went to Skip Sloan, and the Aspen Center for Women’s Health won the 100 gallons of gas. Again, thanks to all who helped make the raffle an exciting event and a success! Respectfully,Jeanne M. Beaudryexecutive directorRoaring Fork Conservancy


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