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Duck Race Winners To Get High Tech Prizes

Big prize winners in this year’s Estes Park Duck Race will have a chance to take home a variety of high tech electronics ranging from a 46” Samsung LED flat screen TV to a weather station. “It’s another high tech Duck Race,” said Scott “Big Duck” Thompson, chairman of the Noon Rotary Club’s Duck Race Committee which stages the annual charitable fund raiser. “The committee again this year unanimously approve ...

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Ice Castle, Snowshoe Demos, Chili Cook-Off Featured At Estes Park Winter Festival

Explore a magical ice castle, learn how to snowshoe, taste award-winning chili and sip a variety of beer and wine at the 2nd Annual Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King Weekend, Jan. 14 through 17, 2011. This family festival partners with the 16th Annual Winter Trails Day held Saturday, Jan. 15 in Rocky Mountain National Park, offering a weekend jam packed with events. New this year is Jess Parris ...

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Estes Park Celebrates 10 Years Of Thanksgiving Community Gathering And Feast

On Thanksgiving Day this year, it may have been cold, but, approximately 500 gathered to feast upon a wonderful meal with all the trimmings served by an amazing staff of caring & passionate volunteers. Your community, Estes Park, is an incredible place filled with incredible people. Some attendees chose to share their thoughts about this unique community gathering. “How special to be with so many friend ...

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Antiques Hospital And Santa To Help With Toys For Tots-Can You Help Too?

The Antiques Hospital plans to start collecting toys or donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving through Friday December 17, 2010. If Toys for Tots meet their goals before this date, I will plan to use any toys or donations received after that, to help other organizations. We did this last year and it worked very well. We were able to help out six organi ...

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Longs Peak Rotary Club Free Thanksgiving Dinner At Peak To Peak

The Longs Peak Rotary Club, Peak to Peak American Grille and Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) are hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner at Peak to Peak American Grille on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. The meal will be served buffet style from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings including homemade pumpkin pies from members of EVICS and the Rotar ...

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Thanksgiving Major Day For Cooking Fires

Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That’s according to statistics by the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which also found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire injuries, and the third leading cause of fire deaths. On Thanksgiving 2008, U.S. Fire departments res ...

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Silent Auction Fundraiser For Rebekah Steers

Mary’s Lake Lodge is hosting a Silent Auction for the benefit of Rebekah Steers on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Rebekah is the daughter-in-law of Karin & Roger Steers, owners of the Anniversary Inn. Friends and family have organized a fund raising drive to raise money for medical expenses. She is 27 years old and has been stricken with Lyme Disease. Since she was not properly d ...

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Baldpate Inn-Mystery Solved?

Georgetown, Massachusetts, 30 miles north of Boston, had a Baldpate Inn on Baldpate Hill as early as 1894. Earl Derr Biggers, a 1907 Harvard graduate who subsequently worked in the Boston area as a playwright and drama critic, almost certainly knew of this inn when he wrote “Seven Keys to Baldpate” in 1912. How many details in his novel were lifted directly from Georgetown’s Baldpate Inn? More important for ...

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