New Castle Giveaway’s great goodies |

New Castle Giveaway’s great goodies

Great prizes were given away at this year’s New Castle Giveaway Walk and Win contest. Businesses participating in the event displayed contest boxes a week before the Burning Mountain Festival so more people could register for various prizes.Some of the loot given away includes a barbecue from Mr. T’s Hardware and Building Supply; a two-hour bowling party from SuperBowl, won by Norm Rung; a rolling ice chest from City Market; breakfast for two from New Castle Diner, won by David and Sharon Bishop; lunch for two from New Castle Diner, won by Lisa Doherty; a one-month membership at New Castle Family Fitness, which was won by Evelyn Elliot; a one-week membership from New Castle Family Fitness, which was won by Toni Marie Yorty; a Little Journeys gift basket from The Picket Fence, which was won by Savannah Hatch; a $25 store certificate from The Picket Fence, won by Megan Savings; a free painting lesson from OZ, the Artists’ Workshop; a $20 gift certificate from New Castle Café, won by Ty Harbottle; and a $10 gift certificate from the New Castle Café, won by Ros Hatch. If you missed out on all the cool stuff, remember the boxes will be out a week before the 2006 Burning Mountain Festival, and you could be one of the lucky winners, too.From the parade to the vendors to the tournaments, the Burning Mountain Festival was an event to make every New Castle-ite proud. St. Mary Performance SeriesThe St. Mary Performance Series will host a classical piano master class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church, located at Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. Carla Ramsey and Stuart Stapleton will perform, and Linda Jenks Colby, doctor of musical arts, will serve as clinician.Pianist Carla Ramsey holds a B.A. in music from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in music education from Harvard University, and an M.A. in philosophy of religion from Denver Seminary. She will perform and teach a workshop on Frederic Chopin’s Piano Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No.2.Stuart Stapleton, son of Howard and Margo Stapleton, of New Castle, an incoming Rifle High School Senior, has performed for audiences since age 7. He has studied piano for 11 years under the direction of Linda Jenks Colby. A veteran performer in the Kiwanis Club Stars of Tomorrow competitions, Stuart placed twice in the local rounds and has represented the Western Slope in the divisional level of competition. He will perform and teach a workshop on the Third Movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (the “Moonlight” Sonata.)Linda Jenks Colby studied under Abbey Simon at Indiana University and holds a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Colorado – Boulder. At CU – Boulder, she taught in the College of Music and was assistant to the directors of the University Writing Program. She maintains a private teaching studio in New Castle and is accompanist at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle.The program is free to the public, though donations will be accepted with gratitude and used to sustain the performance series. For more information, call 984-0419.Tropical PowerMary Asa Power, who lived in New Castle for many years, is now living out a dream in St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands. Plenty of her Western Slope friends, including her daughter Kelly Keith and family, have visited her.All her guests have seen the four-mile-long Jost Van Dyke island, known by travelers around the world for its casual lifestyle, fine beaches and beachfront restaurants and bars. Kay Vasilakis’ New Castle News column runs every other Thursday. For news tips or inspirations, call 945-8515, ext. 513, or e-mail

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