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We attended a spectacular event in Vail last Thursday – the Lamb Cook-off which is a part of the Taste of Vail. It was held in Vail Village. Tasty lamb treats were offered by local restaurants as well as wine tastings from all over the US. The lamb dishes were absolutely delicious and the wine was excellent. It was an all-around special event. If you missed it, make plans to attend next year.
On Saturday night Kim and I attended the Beach Boys concert in the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek. It is amazing how, through all the iterations, these guys can still put on a fabulous show. Only Mike Love from the original band was part of the group but if you closed your eyes, it was still the Beach Boys from the 1960’s.
Of course growing up in the 60’s in Los Angeles and being a would-be surfer, the Beach Boys were my heroes. How do they still connect 50 years after their peak? Is their music timeless? The Vilar Center was packed and everyone was up and dancing throughout the show. I saw folks from their teens to their 70’s in the audience. Clearly the Beach Boys music spans several generations. Kim and I were up with the crowd. It was a fun night.
It was announced yesterday that the 2013 US Pro Challenge will stop in both Vail and Beaver Creek. Two years ago Vail hosted a time trial and last summer Beaver Creek hosted a stage finish in Beaver Creek Village. I was in Beaver Creek for the finish of that stage and it was amazing how many people were in the Village. The photo was from last summer’s race. I’m sure this summer will be just as exciting.
Beaver Creek will host the finish of Stage 4 on Thursday, August 22. The racers start in Steamboat Spring.
The following day, Friday, August 23, Vail will host the time trial. That race course was lined with spectators the last time the time trial was in Vail.
The cool thing is that the racers will be in Beaver Creek and Vail on Thursday and Friday, making for a great long weekend for visitors. I’m guessing there will be plenty of events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Plan your trip now and come see the races!
A few months ago we lost Sadie, our good friend for over 14 years. Her soul mate Molly has struggle ever since. We decided it was time to find Molly a new friend. We found Biscuit at the Eagle County Animal Shelter. She joined us on Wednesday. She is a bundle of energy. Molly is a little confused by the turn of events but we are sure that very soon they will be best friends.
Biscuit is a 1 1/2-year-old English Lab. We are excited to welcome her as part of our family!
RECYCLING UP from 1 & 2, all the way to 7!
As you know, recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. What you may not know is that you can now recycle plastic materials that are labeled 3-7 in Eagle County!
Previously, the Eagle County MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) only accepted plastic items labeled 1 & 2. These include common items such as soft drink containers and milk bottles. The MRF is now accepting plastic items labeled 3-7.
It is important to remember that not all plastic items are easily recyclable. Plastic bags are extremely difficult to recycle and they interfere with the machinery at the MRF. In fact, they are considered the WORST contaminant in the recycling stream as they get caught in the sorting equipment, cost the program money and sadly, wind up in the landfill. So, please do not put plastic bags in with your recycled items and please do not bag your recycled materials!
The Alliance highly recommends that you bring your own reusable bags to the store when shopping. Please keep in mind that while recycling is certainly a better option than trashing plastic items, it is better to avoid purchasing plastic items and single use packaging whenever possible. In the last 45 years, plastic use has increased 10,000 percent! Recycling does not negate the environmental damage caused when materials are extracted or during the manufacturing process. In addition, under certain conditions, all plastics can leach toxic materials, which can have adverse health risks. Particularly troublesome are 3’s (polyvinylchloride) and 6’s (polystyrene). For more information, visit http://www.thedailygreen.com
THE FOUR “R’s”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Refuse (single use plastic items).