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    Valley of Love

    Share your love in the upcoming Valentine’s issue of The Sopris Sun!

    Let someone know how grateful you are, propose marriage, share your love for our beautiful valley or simply tell someone that you miss seeing them!

    Full on Love (Full page) – $400
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    Carbondalians hit the books, launch “encore careers”

    Mark Chain, Shelle de Beque and her husband Hank van Berlo, all of whom are 60ish, are planning or engaged with “encore careers.” They are part of a national trend. read more →
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    First Friday heads to the beach

    This month’s First Friday on Aug. 2 heads to the beach, with live music, limbo, Hula-Hoop contests, a conga line down Main Street and goldfish races in front of the Black Nugget. read more →
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    New gallery turning heads from 200 yards away

    Carbondale’s art scene continues to expand with the opening of its newest gallery, Art 215. Located at 215 12th Street, this large, airy space contains artwork of every style, size and price, with much of it being sold on consignment. George Scott and his wife, artist Suki Scott, told The Sopris Sun they are enthusiastic about their new venture, which features many oil paintings done by Suki as well as traditional and contemporary works from a variety of other artists. The gallery’s first room (on the ground level) is comprised primarily of consignment art, George said, with European prints, works by Louis Icart and “early Suki work.” read more →
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    Camp Run-a-Mukers help with Boxtel’s wish

    Imagine a world where dreams come true. That’s the world being created by the visionary children of Camp Run-a-Muk, an after school and summer camp in Carbondale. Last week they celebrated the realization of a wish made by a special Roaring Fork Valley resident, Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a skiing accident in 1992. For the past 21 years, wheelchair-bound Boxtel has dreamed of walking again. It was a dream shared by many, including Jennifer Soucie who taught preschool with Boxtel before her accident. Believing in the power of intention, they created a ritual of envisioning Boxtel walking, which they kept to nearly every day at 11:11a.m. read more →
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    Community Briefs, 7/25/13

    Huge drum sale after the circle • English in Action seeks volunteers • Davi Nikent goes M4W • Clay Center holding classes • RFC seeks monitors read more →
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    Schools short of musical instruments, launch donation drive

    The Roaring Fork Valley has long been known for its amazing local music scene. Local middle and high school instrumental music programs are now following suit and literally bursting out of the schools’ band rooms. This coming year alone there will be 325 new fifth and sixth grade student musicians in school programs in Glenwood, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen. With the help of Jazz Aspen Snowmass and others, people up and down the valley are starting their journey as life-long musicians in our public schools. read more →
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    Sopris Sun Launches New Website

    Thanks to the work of many -- and a great partnership with Footsteps Marketing -- The Sopris Sun is pleased to present our community with this new, improved website, your portal to all things Carbondale. Let us know what you think! This is just Phase I. We'll be rolling out many more great features over the coming months. We hope you'll visit often. Enjoy! read more →
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    The library’s “Pillars of Light:” A community work of art

    Along the north side of the new Carbondale Branch Library are seven pillars decorated with art glass — a creation designed by local glass artist Shannon Muse, but created by more than 20 hands and more than 100 minds. The work of art, which is called “Pillars of Light/Pilars de Luz,” contains more than 5,000 pieces of recycled glass along with Swarovski crystals and metallic-sheened dichroic glass. Embedded among the pieces of glass are quotes contained in tiles made of opalescent iridized glass. read more →
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    Carbondale’s new library: more of everything

    The new Carbondale Branch Library has more of everything than before: square footage (13,000 now compared to 3,200 at the old Gordon Cooper Library), books (20,500 compared to 18,020 before), study rooms (four now compared to zero before) and public computers (20 now compared to six before). read more →
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    Pardon My Garden sprouts new mid-valley tour

    Despite its unassuming name, the Pardon My Garden club is 80 members strong, all living and gardening throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. This summer, for the first time in its 20-year history, the non-profit organization is planning a tour featuring 11 gardens stretching from Watson Divide to El Jebel. The first annual Garden Tour, billed as “Ornamental and Edible Gardens of the Mid-Valley,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27. In the past, the club has held plant sales and donated the proceeds to individuals or local organizations, typically giving grants totaling between $5,000 and $7,000 a year. The ticket sales from this summer’s tour will be used for the same purpose. read more →
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