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Grand Lake’s Grand Avenue trick or treating all day tomorrow

Grand Lake, Colorado ” I guess we can brag about the beautiful, warm Indian Summer we’ve been having.

Happy Halloween everybody. Grand Lake is a lot of fun on Halloween. Be sure to dress up and make the rounds for all the costume contests. Make sure you know the lingo this Halloween: Bobbing Apples: What happens when you jog without a bra. Boogieman: The guy who passes time at a stoplight picking his nose. Coffin: What you do when you get a piece of popcorn stuck in your throat. Frankenstein: Hot dog and a mug of beer. Goblin: How you eat the snickers bars you got for Halloween. Invisible Man: What a guy becomes when there’s housework to be done. Also, see “Mr. Hyde.” Jack O’ Lantern: An Irish Pumpkin. Jack the Ripper: What Jack does to his lottery tickets after losing each week. Mummy: The person who kisses the boo-boo after you scrape your knee. Pumpkin Patch: What a pumpkin wears when trying to quit smoking. Skeleton: Any supermodel. Vampire Bat: What Dracula hits a baseball with. Witch: See “Mother-in-Law.” Zombie: What you look like before that first cup of morning coffee.

Businesses up and down Grand Avenue will be welcoming trick-or-treaters tomorrow afternoon. Participating businesses will have candy, prizes and clues to a scavenger hunt. I highly recommend that proprietors dress up for the occasion. After the trick-or-treating, Grand Lake Elementary School will be having a Halloween party for all the kids.



Removing our dead and dying pine trees is a dangerous business, as we all learned last week when Kevin Pellini became our first victim. The family has invited us all to join in the remembrance and celebration of the life of Kevin Pellini this Friday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at C Lazy U Ranch, 3640 Highway 125, Granby. Immediately following, there will be a reception at the banquent hall on the lower level of Caroline’s Cuisine. You may also make your own postings on the Web site at

http://thepellinifamily.shutterfly.com. There are also several ways to help this family now left without a dad. For food donations, contact Joan Vonderheiden at (970) 726-5189. All clothing for Gabrielle size 6/7 warm dresses, shirts, skirts, shoes size 13-1 and Russell size 4/5, shoe size 10 may be dropped off at C Lazy U Ranch Preschool. Construction materials and labor for completion of the family home, contact Bee and Hal Simmons at (970) 887-1164 Financial Contributions to Grand Mountain Bank in memory of Kevin Pellini,  PO Box 964, Granby, CO 80446. Call (970) 887-1221.



Melodrama Try Outs. Don’t be a shrinking violet. Try out your dramatic talents and be in “Stop that Villain” or “Have you No Shame, Rip Roquefort?” We need a heroine, hero, villain, and nine other actors or actresses to swoon, scowl and entertain.

Come and read through the script Nov. 2 and 3, 6 to 8 p.m., Grand Lake Community Building, call (970) 627-3097 or (970) 627-3895. Performances are the week between Christmas and New Year’s with rehearsals three evenings a week starting in November. Show your true talent and be a part of this annual production.

The Grand Arts Council is seeking volunteers to help make some fall/Christmas craft items to sell at the Holiday Craft Bazaar. Linda Carlson is scheduling a ‘sewing bee’ to make and assemble table runners and holiday napkins.  Needed ” sewing machine and basic sewing supplies, also need applique pieces cut out with fusible web.  Easy to do. All materials will be supplied. A lot of this work could be done at home if you have the time. Grand Lake’s Olde-Fashioned Crafts Bazaar is Friday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grand Lake Elementary Gym. Booth space is still available. Give Linda a call at (970) 627-3895.

Grand Lake’s Juniper Library continues with adult programs through November. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 3, “travel” to China for free under the expert guidance of local resident and retired university professor, Dr. William Heiss. Dr. Heiss was a visiting professor in the Henan Province of China. He will show slides and talk about his experiences in Jing Jo, Xian (location of the fabulous terra cotta soldiers,) the Great Wall of China, Beijing, and much more. There will be a follow-up program on Wednesday, Dec. 3, “China Revisited-2008” to see some of the phenomenal changes over the past two decades. 

The Grand Arts Council, Central City Opera and CU Opera presents “Opera Rocks the Rockies,” a 90 minute concert including scenes from LaBoheme, A Little Night Music, Lucia di Lammermoor and Candide. We are seriously “opera deprived” in Grand County. Here is your chance to come and enjoy the music at the Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are now available at the Grand Lake Art Gallery, Elk Horn Art Gallery in Winter Park and Streamside Art in Granby for this one-time event which will be a sell-out. Sponsors include Mountain Parks Electric, Real Estate of Winter Park, Grand Mountain Bank, Brad Taylor, Andrea Cox – RE/MAX Resorts of Grand County, C-21 Winter Park Real Estate, Cathy Walton-Smith – Century 21 Grand Lake and US Bank. Don’t miss this super event.

Brad Taylor at the Grand Lake Chamber has just announced the 2009 Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Suzi Maki at (970) 531.1914. Watch for additional details as they become available.

If you are planning to mail in your election ballot, you must mail by tomorrow or you will need to hand deliver it to the Grand County Courthouse by the end of business on Tuesday.


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