WEDDING FUN: Jillian Politz and Adam Schleicher celebrated their wedding in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 20, 2020. Adam and Jillian would like to thank all of the 40 Crested Butte guests that made the trip. You guys not only made up almost half of the guest list, but you also filled the room with the weird Crested Butte Spirit.

Benchtalk: March 6, 2020

Parent workshop on college financial planning

The CBCS Counseling Office is pleased to host an information session for parents who have children of any age. Certified Financial Planner Mark Trautman will present about best savings practices, tax benefits, and much more. The presentation will be Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at CBCS.  RSVP to jread@gunnisonschools.net to reserve your spot. 

Fight food insecurity with CB Empty Bowls fundraiser

The Crested Butte Community School National Honor Society Empty Bowls fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March 7 at McGill’s from 5 to 7 p.m. Buy a bowl and taste delicious soup donated from local restaurants. All the proceeds from this event go to families dealing with food insecurity.

At the Center…

This week at the Center get ready for St. Patrick’s Day at the Limerick Writing Workshop (Wednesday, March 11) so your cheeky poems will be perfectly penned for the Limerick Competition at the St. Patrick’s Eve Craic (Monday, March 16). Limericks are due Monday, March 14 so you need to get crackin’! The Difficult Personas workshop (Saturday, March 7) helps you get out of your own head and craft different perspectives into your writing. Sassify your winter warm layers in Sew Fun Embroidered Poncho to hand stitch designs for one of a kind flair (Sunday, March 8). Winter nights are the best for food that builds a comforting fire from the inside – learn some tricks in Slow Cooker, Slow Food (Tuesday, March 10). Semi-private Wheel Throwing Workshops continue on Fridays.

A Night of Caring honors Tough Enough to Wear Pink on March 13

The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation will be hosting A Night of Caring on Friday, March 13 from 6 to 10:30 p.m., at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte. During this event, Gunnison Valley Health will be honoring Tough Enough to Wear Pink for their dedication and commitment to breast care in the Gunnison Valley. Renowned chef Jason Vernon will be featuring a four-course menu paired with wine from Buckel Family Wine. Purchase tickets at www.gunnisonvalleyhealth.org/foundation or contact Tammy Scott at 970-642-8406.

Habitat applications being taken for local housing

Habitat for Humanity of the Gunnison Valley is accepting applications for housing. The deadline to apply is March 12. Applications may be picked up at the Habitat office at 307 N. Main St. in Gunnison. With questions, call (970) 641-1245 or email gunnisonvalleyhabitat@gunnison.com.

Flauschink button contest

Hey, all of you artists and creatives out there! Here’s your chance to win Crested Butte fame and fortune. Please submit your Flauschink button design for the 52nd Annual Flauschink button contest. The design should include the year and the word Flauschink. The contest deadline is March 10. Please submit your work to sherbearcb@yahoo.com or mail it to Sherrie Vandervoort, PO Box 152, Crested Butte, CO 81224 prior to March 10.

Birthdays:

March 5- Jim Sullivan, Laura Ramos, Kelsey Bigelow, Sophie Hall

March 6- Candy Shepard, Ellen Ornato

March 7- Everett Fillmore, Alexander Dumas, Jonah Moss, Yvon Michel, Adrienne Van Horn

March 8- Carol and Cheryl Connor, Chris Lambro, Martin Thake, Gracie Murphy, Nikolas Hudson, Adam Freed, Courtney Kopf, Cheryl Henry, Lia Walker

March 9- Jeff Martin, Jerry Heal, Bill Crank, Audrey Lypps, Vicki Rowland, Max Cardenas

March 10- Leta Maunz, Katy Taylor, Bailey Valian, Daxton Burbank

March 11- Tracy VanSickle, Carol Colman

 

WEDDING FUN: Jillian Politz and Adam Schleicher celebrated their wedding in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 20, 2020. Adam and Jillian would like to thank all of the 40 Crested Butte guests that made the trip. You guys not only made up almost half of the guest list, but you also filled the room with the weird Crested Butte Spirit.

 

BOOK SIGNING: Local author, Leath Tonino, read from, discussed, and signed his collection of essays about the West at Townie Books and Rumors on Thursday, February 27.

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Trevor Baim, a former Crested Butte kid (and still one at heart) and his wife Nene Ndong welcomed Ezra Asher Baim to the world on December 10, 2019, in Rockville, Maryland. He will be making his first appearance in Crested Butte this summer!

 

Cameos: What is your dream spring break vacation?

RV vacation anywhere
Susan Woodward
Dominican Republic
Aubree Scarff
Chile for their fall/winter
Bart Stuchlik
Being here and getting out more
Heather Connor
The ball pit
Angelo Magnetti

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