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She’s even faster!

I recently reported that Michelle Cerise ran the Boston Marathon in 4 hours, 27 minutes, and 48 seconds. Michelle really ran the race in 4 hours, 16 minutes, and 29 seconds. The starter’s pistol went off 11 minutes before Michelle was actually able to cross the starting line in the herd of runners, which explains the discrepancy. You’re getting better all the time, Michelle. Congratulations.



GWS Art Guild winners

Several of members of the Art Guild placed really well in the Palisade Art Lovers Show in April. The six winners were:



– Sally Thompson – Second place in professional watercolor

– Arlene Law – Third place in professional mixed media

– Celine Krueger – First place in professional pastels, and an honorable mention in acrylics

– Ann Lieber – Second place in advanced watercolor

– Jane Seglem – First place and an honorable mention in professional watercolor

– Liz Parsons-Vath – Second place in oil

– Cynthia Thomas – honorable mention and a second place in professional watercolor.

Goodstein does good deed

Glenwood Springs Middle School Principal Ginny Schroeder tells us that sixth-grader Taylor Goodstein went the extra mile recently to help with a fund-raiser organized through the school’s Partners in Education group. Instead of going door to door selling magazines, Taylor decided to gather 18 of her classmates and clean up around downtown Glenwood for donations from businesses. The work was rewarding but messy. “I never knew that many people smoked and threw out cigarettes,” said Taylor. The group raised $700 for the school.

Saving the rainforest

Students and family members at Glenwood Springs Middle School, led by PEAK teacher Megan Dean, were able to raise $680 to save 15 acres of rainforest in Paraguay in honor of Earth Day 2004. The educational fund-raiser was part of an Earth Birthday Project where private land is saved to become part of a permanent national preserve of tropical rainforest land in the San Rafael Conservation Area in the interior Atlantic Forest. Good job, guys!

Some pearly whites

Lori Bennett and Siobhan McMillan would like to send a big thanks out to Dr. Cummins and his office crew, Amber Wissing and LeAnn Record, Dr. Dotty Gerstley, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Heim, Dr. Schuyler Van Bordon, Dr. Fishman and Dr. Began. All of these dentists participated in the second annual Garfield County Toothbrush Drive, making smiles nice and white all over the valley. Lori Bennett and Siobhan McMillan would like to send a big thanks out to Dr. Cummins and his office crew, Amber Wissing and LeAnn Record, Dr. Dotty Gerstley, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Heim, Dr. Schuyler Van Bordon, Dr. Fishman and Dr. Began. All of these dentists participated in the second annual Garfield County Toothbrush Drive, making smiles nice and white all over the valley.


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