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ant a Christmas card that celebrates Hailey’s hometown holidays? You might find what you want in a new holiday card available at four Hailey locations. The card features a photo Chris Syms took of Hailey welder Bob Wiederricks’s giant bicycle in front of Sturtevants in the snow. Background lights are framed in such a way that the bike almost looks as if it’s bedecked with holiday lights. Hailey artist Mark Johnstone helped finance the printing of 500 cards and Hailey Copy and Print discounted its costs. The cards are on sale in Hailey for $2 at Sturtevants, the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, Copy & Print and Sun Summit South. Proceeds will go to benefit public art in Hailey, said Wiederrick. Wiederrick said he already has collected $927 for public art in Hailey by recycling cans. He hopes to exceed $1,000 by the end of the year. People can drop cans off 24 hours a day at a bin outside at 4051 Glenbrook Drive in Hailey’s light industrial tws area.

Free Reading, Tuesday BY KAREN BOSSICK


nyone who’s sat around a campfire knows how men like to try to outstorytell one another. That’s the case in Conor McPherson’s play, “The Weir.” Only, in this case, it involves four guys sitting in a rural Irish pub trying to impress a pretty young woman from Dublin, who just moved into a supposedly haunted house, with their ghost and fairy tales. Turns out Valerie has a story of her own—a true story of why she has left Dublin. And this story has a haunting twist. The nexStage Theatre will present a free reading of “The Weir” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum. The play-reading features Andrew Alburger, Charlotte Baker, Scott Creighton, Dawson Howard and Keith Moore. Complementary wine and cookies will be served. The play was first produced in London in 1997 where it received the Olivier Award for Best New Play. “Conor McPherson is an Irish playwright who wrote ‘The Weir’ when he was 27 years old. He’s a riveting playwright—it’s one of the best-written plays I’ve ever read,” said the play-reading’s director, Jon Kane. “The quality of his writing is extraordinary. Each of his characters has a beautifully written monologue, and I don’t think I could find a better cast. We’ll be doing more of his plays. Definitely.” tws

Sun Valley’s iconic Opera House sports the earthy aroma of molasses, nutmeg and other spices under Jones’ care.

“I’ve found Sun Valley’s buildings interesting because there are lots of little details that make each building identifiable.” - Mary Jones STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK


ary Jones has built between 30 and 50 gingerbread houses for each of the past 25 years. They’ve run the gamut—from edible Victorian houses to Gothic churches with bells that ring. Some have looked like Hansel and Gretel A-frame cottages. Others resemble her clients’ own personal homes. This year, the proprietor of The Chocolate Moose is padding her résumé with something even grander. She’s building the entire Sun Valley Village out of gingerbread. Jones has spent the past two weeks creating Sun Valley’s iconic Red Barn, the duck pond in front of the Sun Valley Lodge, the ice rink, the resort’s two hot pools and 30 other structures out of gingerbread. Sun Valley Resort will have a ribboncutting for the gingerbread village at 1 p.m. Saturday in The Boiler Room in the Sun Valley mall. Homemade donuts, cider, mulled wine and cocoa will be available. The village will be on display throughout the Christmas holiday. “I have not heard of someone making an entire village out of gingerbread,” said John Murcko, Sun Valley’s new director of culinary operations. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this but it’s such an undertaking.”

The village, which covers a 16-by-24foot footprint, will feature the Sun Valley Opera House, Trail Creek Cabin, the Wells Fargo bank, the duck pond, even the Sinclair gas station with its pumps. If all goes as planned, the Snowball Express—the train that brought skiers to Sun Valley in its early days—will go around the village. The train was a gift to Sun Valley General Manager Tim Silva from his children. “As someone who worked in the film industry, I look at everything as props. And I’ve found Sun Valley’s buildings interesting because there are lots of little details that make each building identifiable. I don’t have time to put every little detail into the buildings I’m creating. But I’ll do the best I can,” Jones said. “The most difficult thing is that I have to do the Konditorei and I don’t even know what it will look like since they’re still building it.” The whole process started with aerial views of Sun Valley Village, which Sun Valley’s security guard Randy Long set to scale. Jones then took pictures of each building and made patterns that she used to cut out of some 300 pounds of cookie-like gingerbread that she baked in her Ketchum studio. She glued them together with special icing that sets up like concrete. And she created windows using clear sugar

candy similar to Jolly Ranchers that she crushed and melted. “People pay lots of money for windows like these,” she said, pointing to windows that had tiny bubbles in them. Long and Thane Hendricks, who works in Sun Valley’s food and beverage department, are frosting the ground with 300plus pounds of royal icing made of powdered sugar and egg whites. They’ll dust the rooftops with snow made of powdered sugar. Then they’ll position tiny people and trees along Sun Valley’s pathways. “As an urban planner, I’ve done small models before. But nothing like this,” said Long. Jones has gotten a feel for Sun Valley’s famous tradition of undertaking massive building projects in extraordinary short periods of time—a tradition that began with the building of the Sun Valley Lodge in 1936 and has continued under Earl and Carol Holding. “This is right up my alley, but it’s a two-month job and I had just over two weeks to do it,” she said. “I hope that next year we can plan ahead—maybe even start in May—and add Dollar Mountain and Baldy.” As it is, Jones has been working around the clock since the project started. By Sunday, she was getting just three hours of sleep a night. “If I get three hours, I’m good for

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rowing up in a city (Budapest), I was definitely a city boy who knew how to get around (I learned by playing hooky.) Worldliness is a big help to the traveler. Far from home, we lose our support system and we need to respond to new challenges and craft an entirely different comfort zone without depending too much on money. It’s not enough to be urbane. A person who can function and survive anywhere on the globe is worldly. Today, I avoid cities by choice, mostly because I hate driving in a fast-paced environment where everyone knows where they’re going except me. Denver is like that. From Rawlins, I got an early start so I could arrive in Denver before its legendary rush hour, an oxymoron in most cities. All went well. Once there, I never had to drive again. I memorized my escape route and got a clean getaway back to Wyoming a few days later. Not everyone likes the wide-open spaces. A friend of mine wouldn’t meet me halfway, so I had to drive to Denver. It turns out she was as uncomfortable in that open country as I was in the city. It boils down to what kind of risk we’re accustomed to. The world is seeded with risk; like bacteria, it’s

everywhere. The risks to life and limb, to health and wealth, are greater in a city. Car insurance rates are higher for urban drivers. Laramie had its Matthew Brady, Denver its Aurora. The drive back to Idaho was easy. There was no weather, and it warmed up. I could pump gas without my hands freezing to the nozzle. There was some weather coming, the high cirrus clouds showed it, and once past Rock Springs, the mackerel skies guaranteed it. The weather forecast said no storm, but to expect some overnight snow in the mountains. What we got was a week of wet weather. If I had one concern, it was that I was driving west, right into the lowering sun, at high speeds in reduced visibility. Not only that, there would be more traffic as I neared Evanston. The sun blazed through the gaps in the layered sky. I used my hand or the visor to block it, peering through a narrowed windshield at 70 mph. As the road began to climb into the Wasatch Mountains, I glanced back, and the rearview mirror showed me a once-in-a-lifetime scene. Behind me, the sky was a solid wall of black. A stretch of snowy mountains, lit rose by the last sun, extended across the field of view, in stark contrast to the gathering gloom behind it. The ribbon

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Holiday Magic? Be Responsible! Let the traditional Christmas color, green, stand for “earth-friendly” instead of “Ben Franklins” this year! Here are a few early ideas for increasing the first and decreasing the second. If you just have to twinkle, substitute LED holiday lights, which slash 90 percent of the electricity used by the incandescent variety. In addition, LED bulbs last longer and are much cooler, plus they are so bright, you won’t need as many to make a splash. Prices have really gone down since they were first introduced. Don’t throw away your old incandescent strings because some organizations can parlay them into funding. If you stay in touch with old friends primarily through holiday cards, then salvage the tradition, but decrease the paper. Recycled paper cards are the best option if you’re purchasing, but making your own from paper materials in your recycling bin is both fun and economical. For the option with

the least paper and postage, consider e-cards. A quick Internet search for e-mail cards reveals a large list. The funky favorite is jibjab and more traditional is Hallmark or Bluemountain. Think local for your holiday feasting: a little research will reveal Valley sources for locally grown meats and veggies, wine makers, coffee roasters, and we are blessed with great bakers and chefs if you are prone to cooking disasters. Supporting local businesses means less gasoline burned and more money fueling our local economy. The most important holiday tip: Slow down! Linger in the magic of a fresh snowfall, write your name in the window frost, and get nostalgic about the scents of fresh evergreen boughs and gingerbread cookies. Have a question, or want to write your own ERCbeat? Contact the Environmental Resource Center at 208.726.4333 or tws

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A lot of people think all Christmas trees are the same. But not all Christmas trees are created equal and each species can have different sought-after aesthetic qualities. The kind of tree you pick/cut depends on factors such as what shade of green you want your tree to be, how thick or full you’d like the branches and needles, and how strong of a fragrance you desire. When picking out your tree, first consider the size of the space where you will be putting your tree. You don’t want to put your Christmas tree in an area that would receive direct heat, in order to prevent a fire hazard. In addition, direct heat from the sun can cause overdrying of the tree, which will lead to it dying sooner than expected. After you’ve decided on the placement of the tree, next consider which species you’d like. Although there are over 16 Christmas tree species sold in the U.S., the most common evergreen trees include pine, fir, and spruce. Take the time to research the

different types of trees before settling on one. This will help you determine the longevity of the tree, color, how long the needles will last, attractiveness of form, and how long the tree may retain its pleasing fragrance. After deciding on the type of tree you’re going to cut or purchase, make sure you look for a tree that is healthy. A freshly cut, healthy tree can last longer through the holiday season and its needles won’t dry out and fall off. Look for one that is green, not brown. The needles of pine and spruce trees should bend and not break. They should be hard to pull off the branches. Another way to test the freshness of the tree is to slightly drop and shake the tree. The needles should not drop off. If they do, your tree may be dry and was cut a while ago. A few needles will always drop because trees tend to shed. If you are unsure about the tree you want to purchase or cut, ask the seller for information, or simply keep searching. tws

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I could be home in Hailey by 10 o’clock? Traffic was light to nonexistent past Ogden. I was alert and had plenty of energy, so I went for it—13 hours, 775 miles—a personal record. There was one side effect. Once home, I sat slumped in the chair, cracked open a beer, only to find that I was vibrating. My entire torso was idling like the engine I had just shut off. The truck transferred all its vibration to my body. Three hours later, I fell asleep, still feeling the rpm’s. That, too, was a first.

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From Humanitarian Efforts to Dancing BY JONATHAN KANE


ommunity School junior Lena Perenchio has had a chance to see things that most of us have never seen and it has changed her life. So much so that she has devoted a great deal of her time to helping out in humanitarian efforts. “In sixth grade, I went to Africa,” she said. “My mom is a photographer and she had been there before and she wanted my sister and me to see it. Of course, we did the normal things, like go on a safari, but the real purpose of the trip was to visit an orphanage where we got the chance to work with kids. What I remember most is how joyful they were and how much they loved singing and dancing and how they all had such big hopes and dreams and how much they wanted education. It just made me appreciate so much what I have. It was a female orphanage and basically these were kids from the slums. Most of them had been sexually abused and many were infected with HIV It was really eye-opening because I was the only white person and it was really different to be looked at. But being introduced to that part of the world really matured me. Coming back here made me want to help and do other things for other people, but at first I wasn’t sure what I could do.” The solution was to get as many supplies as possible to them. “Unfortunately, if they don’t have shoes, pencils and paper, uniforms or even sanitary napkins, they can’t go to school. My mom goes to Kenya a lot and I was able to go back two summers ago and we brought with us as much as we could. There is such an incredible mix of animals and nature and the people are just so hopeful and in such good spirits.” During Perenchio’s freshman year she was able to accompany her mother on a humanitar-

ian trip to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. There they visited as many orphanages as they could. “In that part of the world parents really don’t want their kids to get an education because they are afraid that they will leave the home and never come back. One day-school we visited, based on the arts, worked hard to correct this because at this school they could go home and assist their families. Of all the countries we visited, I liked Cambodia the most. It just felt so familiar and I couldn’t figure it out. I saw the culture and made an instant connection to it.” Perenchio’s goal now is to take the insights she has gained and bring them back to her home community. This would take the form of starting her own not-forprofit that would fund humanitarian efforts. “My eighth-grade project was to study female genital mutilation in Africa and it made me more aware of what was happening there. I decided I would find a way to help children. I want to connect the notfor-profit with school by having speakers come in and talk about what kids could do and help raise awareness on these issues. There is a lot that we can do here and you don’t have to travel to Africa or Cambodia. Volunteer work makes you feel so good. It gives you a chance to help someone, and seeing them happy makes you happy. In the future, I want to study foreign policy and international relations so that I can always be involved.” Back home, Perenchio pursues her first passion—dancing, which she began at three years old. “I stopped for a little bit, but then it became a real focus in my life. My earliest memory was of performing to ‘Walk Like an Egyptian.’ I also remember an early performance where one of the girls never attended rehearsal, so she didn’t know what she was doing, and I pushed her

into place. I really took it very seriously.” Since then, Perenchio has been with the Sun Valley Ballet School, starting at seven years old. “We started with the basics of ballet, like turns, bar warmup and the different steps. I started with my best friend and we started taking classes every day after school. I only have good memories of that time and I stuck with it. I just always liked it and it made me happy because it gave me the chance to express myself.” Perenchio will be performing in “The Nutcracker” this December 7, 8 and 9 where she will be performing a pas de deux with a boy for the first time. “It’s really hard and different because it’s such a challenge, but I really love performing. You work so hard, so it’s really rewarding. You’re nervous before, but it’s such a rush of adrenaline when you go out there. But when the lights come on, you relax and know you can do it.” The same applies to anything this determined young woman tackles. tws Each week, Jonathan Kane will be profiling a local high-school student. If you know someone you’d like to see featured, e-mail leslie@

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as biodiversity and nuclear disarmament. England focused on reducing military budgets and strengthening security and cooperation in Asia and the Pacific. And Mickaela Ronnvrst and Sky McGee took on human settlements, sport for peace and development and high food prices. Lidija Jurovich and Lex Shapiro tackled the issues of malaria, International Humanitarian Law and trafficking. Reidy debated the terrorist act in Yemen, the situation in North Korea and peace-building with a focus on Haiti. And Kimball tackled such issues as education in conflict and post-conflict states, balancing tourism and preservation at World Heritage Sites and empowering citizens through universal access to information. UN coach Joel Zellers said the preparation for the event took 10 weeks. “Our next conference is at the University of California-Berkeley in March with 1,600 students,” he added. tws



eace negotiators in the Middle East have a bunch of Wood River Valley kids watching their backs. Three Wood River High School students were named Best Delegate at the Teton County Model United Nations Conference held recently at Jackson Hole High School. The students were competing against 190 delegates from nine schools. Gus Kimball won for the UNESCO Assembly, Chase Hutchinson won for General Assembly Plenary, and Chase England won for General Assembly 2 Disarmament and Security. Meanwhile, Matt Reidy won the best position paper and was named outstanding delegate in the Security Council. Students from Wood River’s Model United Nations Club represented Syria and Germany while playing the role of a UN ambassador. Hutchinson and Annie Ashfield tackled such issues

Drama Students Take Third BY KAREN BOSSICK


ix Wood River High School thespians are headed to state competition at Century High School in Pocatello this weekend. Katie Walton, Ian McKenzie and Traci Otto will compete with a musical number from “Seussical,” which the Wood River High School Drama Department produced last spring. Caroline Scarbrough, Taylinn Lake and Shea Goitiandia will perform an original ensemble pantomime titled “The Forgotten Heart.” The students earned the right to go at the District IV Drama Tournament in Twin Falls last week. The entire Wood River High School Drama Department earned a third-place sweepstakes trophy at that tournament. “I believe this is the first district drama placing for Wood River since Tim Neville’s first-place team in 1989,” said high school speech tws and drama teacher Karl Nordstrom.


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he Papoose Club, a Wood River Valley non-profit volunteer organization, will kick off the holiday season on the first weekend in December with its 22nd Annual Holiday Bazaar. This perennial favorite holiday shopping extravaganza will be held at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The Holiday Bazaar is an important fundraiser for The Papoose Club, whose mission is to support local youth-oriented groups through fundraising activities and events in the Wood River Valley. The club provides important financial support to local organizations that serve children and makes it possible for kids of the Wood River Valley to grow up with access to a wide variety of activities. The Holiday Bazaar is a juried arts show that features high-quality handcrafted goods from more than 50 vendors from across the Intermountain West. A wide assortment of gift items will be available for purchase including ceramics, hand-blown glass, clothing, jewelry, handbags, birdhouses, home dĂŠcor, textiles, edibles and more. Among the new items this year: Braden Jon Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ornamental orbs and teardrop glass mini-terrariums, along with decorative apothecary jar

terrariums. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a fantastic event that really brings out the entire community,â&#x20AC;? says Alexis LindbergStedman, chairperson of the 2012 Holiday Bazaar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really excited about the variety and quality of items that will be available at the Bazaar this year.â&#x20AC;? Over the course of the weekend, Papoose Club volunteers will be offering fresh soup in the Soup CafĂŠ and selling homemade holiday cookies by the dozen. Tickets for The Papoose Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous raffle are also available for purchase, with a fabulous array of raffle items from which to choose, including a 2012/2013 Sun Valley Adult Season Ski Pass. As a special treat, Santa Claus will make an appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, so be sure to bring your camera! There will also be a creative childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity sponsored by The Bead Shop in Hailey, a booth where children can write letters to Santa, and live musical entertainment all weekend long. The Papoose Club was founded in 1954 by a group of local mothers and was incorporated as a non-profit in 1975. Over the past three years, The Papoose Club has donated more than $77,000 to 44 different organizations that benefit local kids. For more information, please visit www. or call The Papoose Club at 726-6642.

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eorgina Terry could have excused herself from learning to bikeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;after all, she had polio as a youth. But, instead, she created the first women-specific bike. Terryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story will be one of several that will be told at LUNAFEST this Saturday. The fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues will be hosted by Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum. The festival will feature nine short films by women filmmakers ranging from animation to fictional drama and cover such topics as womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. One film, for instance, is a coming-of-age piece about young girls at a national training center for gymnasts. Still another piece, focusing on self-expression, documents a woman who tattooed her bald head after losing her hair during chemotherapy. And still another is an animated piece made with timelapse photography that focuses on accepting ourselves and not comparing ourselves to others,

said organizer Mary Fauth. A silent auction featuring such items as a private party at Whiskey Jacquesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, a ski vacation at Sun Valley, a grocery shopping spree, two passes to the Sun Valley Wellness Festival and dinner and a play with Company of Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,â&#x20AC;? will precede the event at 6:30 p.m. Bid online at lunafestauction. org if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it to the films. There will also be a raffle for a Horizon Fitness T203 Treadmill or EX-79 Elliptical, as well as a Pamper Yourself package featuring a facial, skin care products, pedicure, personal fitness training, shopping gift certificate and beer. Raffle tickets are $5 for one and $20 for five, available at LUNAFEST or from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hailey Holiday Square. Winners need not be present to win. The films start at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, available at or Sturtevants in Ketchum. Admission at the door: $20. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley. tws

Powder Festival Will Include Big Air Contest Penelope Street, dressed as a Powder Pig, recalled the ski culture and people of Sun Valley who inspired â&#x20AC;&#x153;Powderâ&#x20AC;? magazine. STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK


espairing over the lack of powder snow on the valley floor? Do your part. Do a snow dance when the second annual Sun Valley Powder Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;billed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ultimate snow dance weekendâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;returns to Sun Valley Dec. 6 through 9. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival will be bigger and better than ever with Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Air Bag Jump joining the Powder Dance. The centerpiece of the weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festivities remains the K2/Scott Sports Powder Festival Dance on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Sun Valley Limelight Room. Themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Powder to the People,â&#x20AC;? attendees are encouraged to dress outrageouslyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Penelope Street showed up last year dressed as a Powder Pig, while Karl and Jinny Weatherly strutted around as a Snow Prince and Snow Princess outfitted completely in white. Get pinned by Captain Powder Dave Moe, who founded â&#x20AC;&#x153;Powderâ&#x20AC;? magazine with brother Jake in Sun Valley 40 years ago, and you win big. Admission to the dance is $30 with tickets available in advance at The weekend kicks off with a laser light show and music from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at The Cornerstone Bar & Grill,

Jake Moe shows off his Powder Skis, which are emblazoned on top with the cover of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Powderâ&#x20AC;? magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first cover, at the Powder Prom.

211 Main St., in Ketchum. On Friday, Dec. 7, daredevils will have a chance to test their high-flying skills in Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Air Bag Jump. Aim your skis or snowboard for a jump that sends you flying above a big air bag to win prizes from Nordica Videography. The bag will be set up on Lower Warm Springs, snow permitting. Contestants can practice all day and do their jump for the camera in the afternoon. The contest repeats on Saturday with winners determined at the Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party and Nordica Jump Contest Awards at 3:30 p.m. Saturday where slow-motion footage of the jumps will be shown. Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill is at the base of Bald Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warm Springs side.

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And when his bicycle slid out chances are he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t from under him on a thinking about his feet patch of ice. by the time he got to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they had opened top of Baldy Thanksgivone week earlier, I ing morning. wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been Not with a powder here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day awaiting him on the how much I healed in first day of the year. just a weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time.â&#x20AC;? After all the handA view from the top wringing over four days of rain that should have JoAnn Levy was first in line on opening day, as she has been of the mountain told the since she moved to Sun Valley from Hawaii many years ago. story of the precedfallen as snow, skiers ing week, which had and boarders found boasted temperatures something to smile about Thursday as Sun Val15 degrees above average. Just a few degrees ley opened all the runs on top of Baldy, allowing colder and the mountain would have been wallowthem to ski in powder that was knee deep in some ing in snow. But the valley was brown, with snow places. levels starting at about 7,500 feet. There was enough to result in a fairly large Still, mid-Warm Springs, mid-Limelight, Lower avalanche on Christmas Bowl and enough for the College and Canyon looked mighty enticing beyond ski patrol to bomb the mountain. the closed ropes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dude! The best opening day ever!â&#x20AC;? one twentyâ&#x20AC;&#x153;If they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get Lower Warm Springs open, something snowboarder shouted to a friend on the Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suggest they open Seattle Ridge, instead,â&#x20AC;? said Christmas chair. Beth Grinstead, as she viewed the Seattle Ridge Susie Koharski let out a yodel as the River Run runs, which had been buffed out by groomers from chair took her from the line at the bottom of River the Christmas chairlift. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks awfully good over Run, soaring above the snow. Her seatmates folthere.â&#x20AC;? lowed suit with their own yodels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is so cool,â&#x20AC;? said Kathy Wygle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just yesterA Thanksgiving to Remember day we were hiking and riding horses. And today It was definitely a Thanksgiving to remember. weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re skiing!â&#x20AC;? Golfers skied powder on Baldy before heading Their excitement turned to amazement as they to the golf course for a few trips around the links. passed a chair on the Sunnyside lift that boasted Fly-fishermen baited trout in the Big Wood River a yard-long icicleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the remnants of rain that had before heading home to turkey. And others burned frozen. Their eyes got wider still as the Lookout Express off a few pre-dinner calories biking, hiking and shooting clay pigeons. took them past Upper Holiday, Upper Cutoff, Upâ&#x20AC;&#x153;This Thanksgiving could probably qualify as per Blue Grouse and Ridge where those who had the best weather weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had for the Turkey been first in line were cavorting in powder. Trot,â&#x20AC;? said Mary Fauth of the fun run that started â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, my!â&#x20AC;? said one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had no idea weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be skiing around the fire pits in the Hailey Holiday Square powder today!â&#x20AC;? before heading across the new Bow Bridge through A couple thousand people turned out for the the Draper Preserve and down Broadford Road. opening of Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 77th season, toasting a â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was dry. The sun was out. And the course warm, windless bluebird day that prompted one was beautiful,â&#x20AC;? Fauth said. man to show up in a convertible with the top down. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different scene from Baker Creek north. Boiseans Lee and Joan Lindquist showed up The Nordic trails have been getting snow when with their daughter Kristen in tow, just as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve the Wood River Valley has been getting rain. The done since 1976. Blaine County Recreation District has groomed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got it figured out,â&#x20AC;? said Joan Lindquist, the Harriman Trail north of Cathedral Pines. It who was entrusting Sun Valley chefs to prepare has groomed most of the trails around Galena her Thanksgiving dinner at the Limelight Room Lodge, including the infamous Psycho Ridge. And buffet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We ski all weekend and leave the cooking the skiing gets better with every groom. to someone else.â&#x20AC;? tws STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK


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Books and Babies - 10 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Story Mania - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hailey Public Library. A booklovin’ story hour featuring passionate parents and volunteers. All ages. Info: or 7882036. FREE Car Seat Safety Check - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the main entrance of the St. Luke’s Wood River hospital. Info: 727-8733 Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Hailey Kiwanis Club meets at 11 a.m. at the BC Senior Connection, 721 S. 3rd Ave, across from the Armory. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 7279600. FREE Computerized Zyto Health Scan with Dr. Maria Maricich - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Tranquility Teahouse, Ketchu. Open Computer Labs - 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. Get basic computer help, free. First come, first serve. Limited space. Info: or 788-2036. Gingerbread Houses Class for ages 6 to 10 – 3 to 5 p.m. at Petite Picasso. RSVP/Info: 208-720-1572 Duplicate Bridge for players new to duplicate - 3 p.m. at the Bigwood Clubhouse, Ketchum. $7. Reservations required. Partners available. Info: 7201501 or Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 3 - 4:30 pm. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: 7217478 WRHS Chess Club - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rm. C214 at the Wood River High School. FREE for all ages. Info: 208450-9048. Food For Thought Film Festival – 5 to

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6 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, Ketchum. Includes free screening of 15 minute film, The True Cost of Food. Kid friendly. Open forum discussion, activities and more. Info: www. Idaho Power Open House re: Hailey to Ketchum Transmission LIne - 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley City Hall, Sun Valley. Info: woodriver Connie’s Core Class - 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. FREE. Info: 720-0504 All Levels Pilates Mat Class - 5:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208-720-3238. Weekly Meditations - free and open to the public, beginners welcome - 6 to 7 p.m. at Kirk Anderson Photography Studio, 115B Northwood Way, Ketchum. Beginners welcome. Info: Tag It and Bag It: Make Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper workshop - 6 to 8 p.m. at CSI-Blaine, Community Campus in Hailey. $30. Register/info: www.csi. edu/blaine or call 208-788-2033 NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentall Ill support groups for family members and caregivers of someone suffering from mental illness - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple - lower level under the Hailey Chamber Office, Hailey. Call Tom Hanson for info at 720-3337.

Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. Open Computer Labs - 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. Get basic computer help, free. First come, first serve. Limited space. Info: or 788-2036. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 2 -3:30 pm 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: 7217478 Duplicate bridge for players new to duplicate - 3 p.m. at the Bigwood Clubhouse, Ketchum. $7. Reservations required. Partners available. Info: 7201501 or

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_ The Advocates Attic Christmas Open House – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Attic, Hailey. Free refreshments, hourly prize drawings, discounts. Info: 208-578-0340. Proceeds support The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Intermediate Levels Pilates Mat Class - 8:30 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208-720-3238. Open House at Aesthetics of Plastic Surgery – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dr. Tom Crais’ Office, Hailey. Info: 208-7887700 Stella’s 30 minute meditation class (beginner level) - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Ketchum. FREE. Info: 7266274. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 7883468. Movie and Popcorn for $1 - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum. Call 726-5997 for info.

S Spike Coggins, Idaho Mtn. Blues - 5 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover Idaho Power Open House re: Hailey to Ketchum Transmission LIne - 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hemingway Elementary, Ketchum. Info: www.idahopower. com/woodriver St. Luke’s presents a free talk on Social-Emotional and Language Skills of Children – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, Baldy Rooms. Info: 208-727-8733 FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Walker Center Early Recovery & Alumni Support Group - 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Sun Club South in Hailey. Info: 208720-6872 or 208-539-3771 Free Playreading of The Weir – 6:30 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Complimentary wine and cookies in the lobby before the show. Info: 208-726-9124 Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 6:30 - 8 pm. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: 7217478 Movie Premiere of Powderwhore – 8 p.m., downstairs at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum. Info: www.whiskeyjacques. com

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The Center’s Cellar Wine Tasting & Sale hosted by the JPC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $30 includes a Riedel wine glass. Info: 208-726-9491 or


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Old Death Whisper - 9:30 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover

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Papoose Club’s 22nd Annual Holiday Bazaar - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School, Ketchum. Proceeds benefit kids of the Wood River Valley. Info:


Stuff the Bus, Locally Owned Radio, LLC will be holding a Stuff the Bus food drive benefiting The Hunger Coalition and The Advocates - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albertsons parking lot, Hailey. Repurposed Book Art: Make Your Own Holiday Ornament - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at CSI-Blaine, Community Campus in Hailey. $30. Register/info: www.csi. edu/blaine or call 208-788-2033 Christmas Open House - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at WEBB’s Bellevue Garden Center. Santa will visit between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to join for old fashioned fun and holiday cheer.


Sun Valley Opera and Met HD: Live presents La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) – 11 a.m. at the Big Wood Cinemas, Hailey. Info: Hailey Holiday Square on Croy Street between the Hailey Public Library and the Hailey Hotel - the center of holiday activities in the City of Hailey. Santa will be at the square from 12 to 2 p.m. to hear children’s wishes, the Hailey Chamber of Commerce will conduct their weekly raffle drawings, community choirs and music groups will entertain the crowds with holiday music and a large fire pit will warm the audience. Info: Micah at 788-9815 Winter Wonderland Gala begins with ribbon cutting for the Gingerbread Village (Village Shops, Sun Valley) at 1 p.m., a scavenger hunt from 1 to 4 p.m., wagon rides from 2 to 4 p.m. and Santa at 3:30 p.m. at the Ram. FREE Tea Tasting - 2 to 4 p.m. at Tranquility Teahouse, Ketchum. Info: 7260095 or www.TranquilityTeahouse. com Creekside Center LLC Open House - 3 to 5 p.m. (321 Ridgeview Drive, Bellevue). Nancy Moore, owner, 20 years early childhood educator experience. Info: 788-7380 Higher Ground Sun Valley Launch Party - 4 to 6 p.m. at Gilman Contemporary. Celebrate the rebranding of Sun Valley Adaptive Sp;orts to Higher Ground. RSVP by 11/30 to Restorative Yoga with Katherine

Pleasants - 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600. Wine and Wrinkles Party - 5:30 p.m. at Quantum Healing Arts, Ketchum. Come see about a new product, NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment. RSVP/ Info: 208-726-6010 or Lunafest, short films by, for and about women - 6:30 p.m. reception and silent auction, 7:30 p.m. film series (PG-16). $15/adult, $10/student in advance online or $20 at the door. S DJ McClain at McClain’s Pizzeria in Hailey, 10 p.m. No Cover.

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Papoose Club’s 22nd Annual Holiday Bazaar - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School, Ketchum. Santa will stop by at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit kids of the Wood River Valley. Info: www.papooseclub. org Reflections on Christ’s Nativity: a Service of Advent Lessons, Carols, Prayers and Poetry - 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sun Valley Rd. Everyone is welcome. Info: Sara at 7265349 Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 5 - 6:30. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: 7217478

monday, 12.3.12

Toddler Story Time - 10:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 7279600. Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen - 12:15 to 1 p.m. at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria). Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum. Call 726-5997 for info. All Levels Pilates Mat Class - 5:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208-720-3238. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group “Connections” 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple - lower level under the Hailey Chamber Office, Hailey. Info: contact Wendy Norbom at 309-1987 FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Yoga Sauna - 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513.

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Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Intermediate Levels Pilates Mat Class - 8:30 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208-720-3238. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 7883468. Children’s Library Science time w/Ann Christensen, 11 a.m. at the Children’s Library of the Community Library in Ketchum YMCA Mommy Yoga - ages infant to walking. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Info: 7279622. Film Screening of Birth Story – Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives – 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Info: FREE

Guided Meditation - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Wood River, Chapel. Info: 727-8733 Blood Pressure Check - 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection. 788-3468. BINGO after lunch, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Connection. 788-3468. Sewcial Society open sew - 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fabric Granery in Hailey. Duplicate bridge for players new to duplicate - 3 p.m. at the Bigwood Clubhouse, Ketchum. $7. Reservations required. Partners available. Info: 7201501 or Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 3 - 4:30 pm and 6:30 - 8 pm. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: 721-7478 Weight Watchers - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 788-3468. FREE Talk: Mainfest Your Best in 2013 with Peggy Bates - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Tranquility Tea House, Ketchum. Info: 720-3350 FREE Hailey Community Meditation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, across from Hailey Atkinsons’;. All welcome, chairs and cushions available. Info: 721-2583 FREE Screening of Birth Story-Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives - 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Q&A to follow. FREE Playreading of The Weir - 6:30 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cody Acupuncture Clinic, Hailey. 720-7530. Blaine County Teen Advisory Council (BCTAC) - 7 to 8 p.m. at The HUB, Community Campus, Hailey.

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FREE Nutrition Talk w/Cindy Sparks - 6:30 p.m. at BCRD FitWorks (Community Campus, Hailey). Info: www.bcrd. org or call 578-2273

thursday, 12.6.12

Sun Valley Powder Festival, The Ultimate Snow Dance Weekend – info: Tree Lighting Ceremony – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ketchum Town Square. Carolers and bonfires, and Santa arrives at 5 p.m. Girls Night Out - 4 to 7 p.m. at Paula’s Dress Shop, Hailey. Business After Hours and Holiday Open House hosted by City of Hailey – celebrate the holidays and the Hailey business community - 5 to 7 p.m. in the Hailey Holiday Square between the Hailey Public Library and Hailey Hotel. Info: Kristy at 208-788-3484 or www. Hemingway Chapter – Trout Unlimited presents One River, Two Very Different Streams w/Boots Allen, Sr. Guide, Snake River Angler, Jackson, Wyo. – 5 to 7 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum. Free. Info: http://hemingwaytu. org On the Dark Side of the Moon – a discussion with Idaho conservationist Mike Medberry – 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Info: www. FREE. Booksigning to follow at Chapter One tws

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must confess, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been a fan of the director Steven Spielbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work and have often scoffed at the notion that he is a great American artist, which to many is pure sacrilege. Corny, pandering and sugar-sweet are the ways that I would describe much of his work. Thankfully, except for one short scene at the beginning of the new film, Lincoln, none of that is present here. Instead, Spielberg has done the impossible by crafting a story about the legislative process which is compelling (no small feat) as well as timely and by creating a portrait of our beloved 16th President that will stand the test of time and will serve as the definitive portrait of the man that will resonate for generations to come. There can be no argument that much of the credit goes to the spectacular performance by Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, which should earn him his third Oscar for Best Performance, which would be a record. A lot of this film and his interpretation is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Team of Rivals, by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Coming from the backwoods of Kentucky and Illinois, Lincoln only had one year of formal education and the tales of his prodigious intellect, coupled with a down-home folksy manner, are legendary. Carrying the world weariness of a man trying to direct a divided nation

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to unity by ending Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest war while grappling with the legislative procedures of ending slavery, Day-Lewis, the Irish actor, nails it completely. Whatever we imagined Lincoln to be, his performance will now be etched forever as our perception. Through a terrific makeup job (it could have been disastrous and sunk the whole project), and superior acting, the great man has come to life in a way that far exceeds any expectations. Great support is given by Sally Fields as the troubled Mary Lincoln, still mourning the death of her son, and a terrific turn by Tommy Lee Jones as the head of the radical wing of Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own party that not only wants to free the slaves, but demands reparations. Also on board is a collection of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great senior character actors resplendent in copious amounts of facial hair. The daunting task of making a movie thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart is the talky legislative process interesting falls to the great playwright Tony Kushner and he does a superb job of handling that delicate tightrope. But it is Spielberg, in the end, that deserves credit for the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. He has crafted one for the ages. tws


hen Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe at the White House in 1862, he allegedly remarked: â&#x20AC;&#x153;So youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War.â&#x20AC;? Yes, he was talking about the Civil War. Just recently, the new movie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lincoln,â&#x20AC;? starring the amazing Daniel Day-Lewis, is out in our theaters and, knowing this, I thought that I might read, finally, Uncle Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabin. For, as prolific a reader as I am, this is a book that I had put off reading forever. I was surprised at how modern Stoweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prose was for having written it 160 years ago, and I enjoyed it a lot. The subject matter, of course, is shocking,


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looking at the TV. Stowe was one very brave woman to take this route to protest slavery in her era; however, it was the only route a woman could take back then. As an author, she may not be a Dickens, Tolstoy or Austenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;however, she wrote a very powerful book that should be read by every person who loves to read and cares about human nature. Lastly, in regards to the Lincoln movie, there are two good books about him which I really enjoyed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Is Eternalâ&#x20AC;? by Irving Stone, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Team of Rivals,â&#x20AC;? by Doris Kerns Goodwin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love is Eternalâ&#x20AC;? is really supposed to concentrate on Mary Todd Lincoln, but I felt that the book concentrated on both of them. So, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to good reading and seeing good movies, as well. Give us your feedback at tws



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but we are all aware of it. There has been a lot written about it and great novels have featured the theme of how terrible slavery was, and still is. The characters in this novel will stand out in your mind for a long time to come. Particularly the one of Uncle Tom, and of course weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all heard the scary name of Simon Legree. Uncle Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story is almost Jesus-like. The book is very religious and Christian, which may throw some people off, but whether you are of a religious nature or not, what I liked about it is that it gave some hope as well as talking about the fate of the many slaves who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach hope. This is indeed a monumental novel, even in the present day, because slavery is still an issueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;maybe not here in the U.S., but certainly in other countries, as we well know from reading our newspapers and

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Kirsten Shultz celebrates Cristina Cook’s new cookbook, “Con Gusto! Cristina’s of Sun Valley,” during a book-signing at Chapter One Bookstore Saturday evening. Shultz took photographs for the book, as she did Cristina’s other cookbooks. Copies of the cookbook are also available at Ketchum Kitchens in Giacobbi Square. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

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his is such a delicious quickbread, and it is a breeze to make. A sliced piece comes out looking so colorfully festive and, when you top it with some cream cheese, it’s the best! Actually, this recipe makes me think of my mother, who was from Holland. She would slice a thin piece of this kind of loaf and place it in the middle of two pieces of toasted regular bread that had lots of butter on it and enjoy it that way. Oh well, no different than using leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and leftover turkey dressing as a sandwich filling—which I do love and I bet a lot of you do, too. Holiday Cranberry Bread 1 loaf yields about 12 slices



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(liquid) 1 C. sugar 1 Tbsp. grated orange peel (I didn’t have an orange so I used a lemon which turned out just great) 3/4 C. water 1/3 C. orange juice 2 Tbsp. oil 1 egg (dry) 2 C. all-purpose flour 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. baking soda (last add-ins) 1 C. halved fresh or unthawed frozen whole cranberries (I had fresh, which I briefly put in the blender)


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pam spray a 9X5 loaf pan (I used a glass one which worked just fine.) In a large bowl, combine the liquid ingredients (I used a whip); blend well. Add dry ingredients (I sifted mine) until moistened. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Pour into greased pan. Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes. (Here in Ketchum, 50 minutes did the trick.) An inserted toothpick in the middle of the loaf should come out clean. Cool 10 minutes at least before removing from pan. Cool totally and try not to eat it all at one sitting. Wrap tightly and store in frige. Hints: No need to use a mixer or beater. Also, you can make three small loaves and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. I haven’t tried freezing it, but I’m sure that would work. Make sure to wrap in plastic wrap to keep the loaf moist when storing in frige or freezing. Bon Appètit!!! For easy access and printing of this and past recipes, visit Margot’s blog http://blog. Call Margot for personal cooking help at 7213551. Margot is a self-taught, enthusiastic and passionate cook. Having been an innkeeper for five years at her own inn, she accumulated a lot of good recipes, which she loves to share. tws


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The Souper Supper Dining Room, Inc., will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on Dec. 6. The SSDR Steering Committee will be preparing and serving the dinner for that evening. Souper Supper was started by a group of ladies from various faith organizations in 1997 to serve hot meals to those who need them and with their faithful volunteers have continued this practice on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for the past 15 years. The current Souper Supper Dining Room, Inc., Steering Committee is composed of the following members: Joan Anderson, Lynn Flickinger, Ragna Caron, Dora Levin, Tara Martin, Arleane Merrick, Lois Heagle, Sandy Koenig and Carol VanBramer. Over 50,000 meals have been served by volunteers over the years. All food is either donated or purchased with monetary donations. Crews are made up of students, religious groups, neighborhoods and friends who wish to perform a service to their community. St. Charles Catholic Church in Hailey has been a gracious host to Souper Supper for the entire time Souper Supper has been serving. Monetary donations can be sent to Dora Levin, P.O. Box 4197, Ketchum 83340. Souper Supper is a 501© 3 organization.

Free Nutrition Talk at BCRD FitWorks

Blaine County Recreation District’s FitWorks is hosting a free Nutrition Talk with Cindy Sparks at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Community Campus in Hailey. The focus of the talk will be weight management and controlling inflammation in the body with sound nutritional choices. Cindy will discuss the right foods to eat and what to limit in order to maintain optimal balance. There will also be helpful tips on keeping your weight under control over the holidays. Pick up FitWorks’ “Road Map to Fitness” to help you get started on your journey, with fitness and nutrition being major components of weight management and wellness. For more information visit or call 578-2273.

Food For Thought

Looking for something to do as a family that will spark some interesting discussion at the next dinner table? Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and Environmental Resource Center as they team up for a fun and inspiring family night from 5 to 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Garden. These two organizations would like to help bring the local food movement to the forefront this holiday season. They will be showing the short film: The True Cost of Food. The film is free, but donations are appreciated. After the film, adults and children will split up and kids will enjoy a fun, edible activity while the adults will engage in discussion. What is the true cost of food? Explore the hidden costs behind your food choices. This event is timely as we celebrate the holidays. Food takes center stage this next month and the ERC and the Garden challenge you to incorporate some local food at your table. For more information call Jena at 726-9358. For more information visit: http://



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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Compounding Understand BY LUKE SNELL


ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 478 cases of fungal meningitis or related infections as of Nov. 19, 2012. This outbreak stems from the production of contaminated vials of injectable steroid by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), of Framingham, Mass. Tragically, thirty-four people have died. Not surprisingly, many questions have surfaced about the NECC and about the practice of compounding. Rest assured that the mass production and interstate delivery of these drugs by the NECC is drastically different from the traditional, individualized pharmacy compounding performed by my pharmacy, Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Pharmacy, in Hailey, and others like it. Traditional pharmacy compounding that is being done by an estimated 7,500 pharmacies across the U.S. occurs at the request of a doctor for a specific patient when the healthcare needs of that patient canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be met with commercially available

drug products. Compounding may include making a liquid dose for a patient unable to swallow tablets or a healing ointment without an artificial color for an allergic patient. It may include putting a pain medication into a topical form to avoid the gastrointestinal effects associated with the medication, or it may be an individualized hormone regimen in treating symptoms associated with menopause. This practice is known as compounding, and is typically done by a registered and specially trained pharmacist. Compounding pharmacies, like mine, operate under the oversight of the State Board of Pharmacy, the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pharmacy compounding does NOT include the scope of operation of the NECC, which included shipping drugs to hundreds of clinics and hospitals across the country without individual prescriptions. This is not pharmacist compounding, it is manufacturing, and it requires licensing and inspection by the FDA, which the â&#x20AC;&#x153;pharmacyâ&#x20AC;? did not have. Manufacturing should

not be allowed under the guise of a pharmacy license. But do not confuse that with true pharmacist compoundingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;crafted medications for individual patients with prescriptions. Manufacturing under the guise of compounding should be shut down, but to eliminate compounding would be devastating to thousands of patients and would only make the meningitis tragedy worse. Perhaps recent history gives the best example of the importance of compounding: The 2009 H1N1 outbreak that left a shortage of liquid Tamiflu was bridged with the help of compounding pharmacies that were able to compound a liquid from the Tamiflu capsules. This allowed countless children to receive their virus-fighting therapy. As are all Americans, I am deeply saddened by the fungal meningitis outbreak. We put so much trust in our healthcare system that when an event like this occurs, it seems we have been mislead. I join with the push to find answers as to how this happened. I am concerned, however, that reaction will be

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Social-Emotional and Language Skills of Children

St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Community Health is offering a free Brown Bag Health Talk: Social-Emotional and Language Skills of Children. The talk is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 29 at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood River Medical Center, Baldy Rooms, Ketchum. All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. Please call St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs, 727-8733.

Manifest Your Best

Do you want to live more consciously? Do you yearn for a life aligned with your passion and purpose? If you would like to experience more joy, greater abundance, better relationships and increased harmony, then you might like to consider the upcoming Manifest Your Best workshop. This is a free community workshop with Peggy Bates from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 at Tranquility Teahouse in Ketchum. Peggy offers a holistic approach to aligning values to lifestyle and living space using dynamic Feng Shui, space-clearing, personalized flower essences and essential oil blends. For more info or a personal consultation, call Peggy at 208-720-3350.

NAMI: CIT Training

NAMI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wood River Valley, Inc., an affiliate in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest grassroots mental health organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, announces the completion of Crisis Intervention Training of local law enforcement personnel in Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum. This 40-hour comprehensive training was led by Sergeant Tom Fowers of the Twin Falls County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department and the State of Idaho, Region V â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Health and Welfare Department personnel. Crisis Intervention Training, based on the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Memphis Model,â&#x20AC;? allows law enforcement to be qualified to respond to emergency situations as they relate to the treatment of individuals with mental illness. Individuals diverted through CIT receive more counseling, medication and other forms of treatment than individuals not diverted. CIT facilitates communication both formally and informally between law enforcement and mental health providers. Overall, Crisis Intervention Training is a community collaborative of first responders, law enforcement, local mental health providers, hospital personnel, legal service providers, etc., that creates a more effective, compassionate and safer approach to interacting with people who are diagnosed with a mental illness.

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ow that the political commercials have ceased, Medicare insurance plan advertisements have taken over the airways. You may have noticed that there are Medicare insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans with a zero to very low monthly premium amount. How is that possible? Do these plans offer comprehensive coverage that is comparable to the original Medicare Part A and B? Medicare Advantage plans are provided by private insurance companies. These are required by law to cover services that are currently covered under the original Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and B (medical insurance); often providing lower out-of-pocket expenses when compared to Part A and B. They may also offer additional services like prescription drug coverage and vision care. Premiums for select Medicare Advantage plans start at $0 per month (not a misprint). This is made possible because the federal government pays the private insurance companies to offer these services to local communities across the United States. Approximately 25 percent of Medicare-eligible individuals are covered by these plans today and that number is growing. In order to qualify for a Medicare Advantage plan, you must currently be enrolled in Medicare Part A and B. You will not need to purchase an additional Medicare supplement plan. A Medicare Advantage plan would take the place of your current Medicare Supplement plan and often your Part D plan. If your Medicare Advantage program is a PPO plan, you can use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare. This is exactly the same requirement as Medicare Supplement programs. The co-pays may be lower for utilizing doctors and facilities in your plan area. There is also worldwide coverage on these plans. If the plan is an HMO, then you may only use an in-network doctor or facility. At this time, there are no HMO plans available in Blaine County. Insurance companies do not offer these plans in every county. Now until Dec. 7, 2012 is a good time to review your current Medicare coverage to make any plan changes during this year. After December 7, you may have to wait until next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open enrollment period to make a change to your current drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. You still have time to do an evaluation on your current Medicare insurance. I am offering free insurance consultations to assist people who would like to learn more about Medicare Advantage plans and/or evaluate their current Prescription Drug plan. tws


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arc Mast saw his dream of establishing Sun Valley as an official Olympic training site for Nordic and Paralympic athletes realized a few weeks ago. Now he wants to start putting legs on that dream. Mast wants to raise prize money that he says would make the Boulder Mountain Tour the first Nordic race in the country with prize money for Paralympians. “Prize money would definitely attract the top Paralympians, as well as retired Paralympians who are still in good shape. More importantly, it would put the Paralympians on equal level with the able-bodied skiers,” he said. Mast said the Boulder Mountain Tour in early February will be Sun Valley’s first official event as a Paralympic provider, along with a 3K prologue, the town sprint, and a para-biathlon competition held during the Sun Valley Nordic Festival. Mast’s goal is to raise prize money for the categories of men,

Sun Valley will host a biathlon competition, in addition to three other race events in late January and early February, as part of its first official events as a training site for Olympians and Paralympians. Marc Mast would like to raise prize money that he says would put Paralympians competing in the Boulder Mountain Tour on more equal footing with able-bodied racers.

women, vision-impaired, sitdown and stand-up. Those who would like to donate money to be used as prize money may send donations to WRAP (Wood River Ability Program) at Box 800, Sun Valley, ID 83353. tws

New on the Mountain BY KAREN BOSSICK


kiers and boarders will find an expanded superpipe, a dozen more terrain park features and a skier/boarder cross course designed with family fun in mind on Dollar Mountain this year. The superpipe will be expanded from 18 feet to 22 feet to meet Olympic specifications for Sun Valley athletes training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, said Jack Sibbach, director of marketing for Sun Valley. The pipe is one of only a few pipes in the country that meet Olympic standards, said Mike Bettera, marketing director for Snow Park Technologies (SPT), which designs state-of-the-art pipes and rail features for ski resorts throughout North America The terrain park also features two dozen new rails, bringing the total number of play features to 76. One new feature resembles a roller coaster on rails, said Mike Fitzpatrick, assistant director of marketing for Sun Valley. And the skier/boarder cross course will be extended and designed to make it more family friendly. Kids and adults can learn to ski or board the new features through special lessons, including Dollar Mountain’s Sunday in the Park. Those who would prefer to watch the high-flying hi-jinks will enjoy the Rev Tour competition in March. The competition ranks just below the popular X-Games, Sibbach said. And collegiate championships will be held on Dollar Mountain March 4 through 9. The tubing park, meanwhile, will be moved from Dollar Mountain to Lower River Run on Bald Mountain to allow for the extension of the family cross. The old halfpipe on Lower Warm Springs has been filled in, which will allow skiers and boarders to make turns below Race Arena again. Two new Adventure Trails have been added to those that were created last year. The Pine Marten Plunge will weed its way through the woods below Seattle Ridge Lodge as skiers make their way to Broadway Avenue. The Deer Hollow Trail will veer off Gun Tower Lane, which ferries skiers to Seattle Ridge. The Red-Headed Woodpecker Trail on Seattle Ridge, the Huckleberry Bear Trail off

Olympic Ridge and The Flume in Frenchman’s Gulch were designed last year with kids in mind. But the narrow trails with lots of dips and twists and turns proved “yeehaw” fun—and challenging—for adults, as well. Skiers and non-skiers alike can enter weekly drawings to ride The Beast—Sun Valley’s state-of-the-art snow groomer. Dennis Harper, a longtime Burley farmer, will lead free snowmaking tours for skiers and boarders, likely on Saturday mornings. New this year: Ski Patrol 101. Skiers and boarders of intermediate level or above are invited to enter a drawing with the winner and a friend getting the opportunity to join the ski patrol at its Friday morning safety meeting. The guests will get to watch the sun come up from the top of Bald Mountain and make first tracks with patrollers as they set up safety fencing and do other tasks necessary to get the mountain open. “We’re not looking for candidates for ski patrol because it takes so much medical training. But it is an exciting opportunity to be around the avalanche dogs and ski patrol,” said Sun Valley Ski Patrol Supervisor Mike Lloyd. The Sun Valley SnowSports School is offering several new classes. Among them, Chaps— for guys who want the experience of Mountain Masters but maybe only for one day a week, said SnowSports Director Alan Patzer. Also new this year: the opportunity to ride the chairlifts up Bald Mountain to ski the backcountry with guides from Sawtooth Mountain Guides. Trips will be offered off Seattle Ridge down into the Greenhorn Gulch area a few miles south of Ketchum, said Ketchum District Ranger Kurt Nelson. The guides are also permitted to take paying guests off the Warm Springs side just to the south and west of The Burn—an area burned during the 2007 Castle Rock Fire. The backcountry tours are out of bounds and therefore not under the control of Sun Valley Resort and its ski patrol, cautioned Lloyd. “If you get hurt back there, you will have to get out of there yourself or rely on Blaine County Search and Rescue to come get you, as our patrollers are busy assuring safety in-bounds.” tws

PROJECT OPEN HOUSE Hailey to Ketchum Transmission Line Idaho Power invites you to join us at one of three open houses to learn more about a proposed power line to ensure a reliable electricity source for the Wood River Valley.

Wed., Nov. 28 5–7 p.m. Sun Valley City Hall Sun Valley

We will share recommendations from the community advisory committee, which we convened in January 2007, to help us develop a long-term energy infrastructure plan for the Wood River Valley. Each event will have the same open format, and area residents are encouraged to attend the event that is most convenient. Area residents are encouraged to drop by any time between 5 and 7 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 29 5–7 p.m. Hemingway Elementary Ketchum


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Winter Solstice Appreciation Dinner

The Ninth Annual Winter Solstice Appreciation Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktails in the Sun Room followed by dinner and dancing in the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room at 7:15 p.m. Their tradition of singing carols and enjoying after-dinner cordials in the Sun Room will continue this year. The cost of the five-course gourmet dinner will be $80, tax and tip included, to be paid after the dinner. Cocktails and wine are available on a no-host basis. Dress is black tie optional. It will be an open seating policy at tables of four, six and eight. Please make your reservations by December 1. This can be done via email to Trish Smith at: stsmith51@ You are encouraged to include friends and family in your reservation. If you have any questions, please call David at 720-2874 or Jill at 720-7907 after December 7.

Reflections of the Christmas Season

The entire community is invited to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 201 Sun Valley Road, at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, December 2 for “Reflections on Christ’s Nativity: A Service of Advent Lessons, Carols, Prayers and Poetry.” This event is a wonderful way to escape the frenzied tempo of the holiday season and find the true meaning of warmth, love, connection and spirituality of Christmas. The service will have several readings from the Old and New Testaments complemented by prayers honoring the gift of Jesus and his message of hope to the world. Inspirational Christmas music, anthems and carols have been selected to be interspersed throughout the service. Several poems by such esteemed poets as Rainer Maria Rilke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Frost, Billy Collins, Madeline L’Engle and William Butler Yeats will be recited. In addition, a special poem written by local resident JoEllen Collins, “In Saint Peter’s,” will be read by the author. Refreshments will be served to all immediately after the service. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Call Sara at 726-5349 for more information.

another 15 hours,” Normally, Sun she said. “If I start Valley offers perdozing off while fect gingerbreadI’m decorating, I’ll baking weather. take a half-hour But ever since nap and then get Jones began workback to work. I do ing on the village, wish I could take the area has been my eyeballs out beset by rainy and give them a weather, which, for rest now and then.” gingerbread bakJones started on ers, is as damning the lodge on Sun- Mary Jones crushes hard candy as the light of day into a powder before melting it is for vampires. day—a massive undertaking since into “glass” windows. “You couldn’t do it’s 80 inches long this in Florida— and four stories high. it’s too damp there,” she said. “Every time I look at the lodge She looked at the mist glazing I think I don’t know if I’m going her face. “Clear up or snow!” to get it all done. Problem is, I The biggest question Jones can’t tell anybody else how to gets asked nowadays is when her help me when the design is in village is going to be done. my head. Anybody can build an “All I can tell you is, I have exact architectural model out a deadline and, by hook or by of wood. This is out of cookie crook, I’m going to have it done dough, so it’s not perfect.” in time!” she said. Jones normally covers her She paused. “Then it’ll be back gingerbread houses with gobs of to building my regular gingericing topped with edible silver bread houses.” balls for door knobs and a plethoRIBBON CUTTING ra of gumdrops, Jolly Ranchers, On Saturday, Sun Valley will Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales, cut the ribbon at 1 p.m. on a 16malt balls, candy corn, pepperby-24-foot Gingerbread Village mint pieces and Jelly Beans. in Sun Valley’s Boiler Room. She isn’t covering the Sun ValThe village will include the Sun ley pieces in candy. Instead, she’s Valley Lodge and the Snowball painting the buildings with icing Express—the train that ferried to make them look as realistic as skiers from Los Angeles to Sun possible. Valley in the resort’s infancy. She’s had a few setbacks. There will be a Window Stroll She had just started admiring Scavenger Hunt between 1 and 4 how “gorgeous” her duck pond p.m., A Taste of Sun Valley tapas was when she broke it. She’s from The Ram restaurant and had to handle her frosting with Bald Mountain Pizza between 3 kid gloves since she can’t let it and 5 p.m., wagon rides around harden overnight as she usually the village from 2 to 4 p.m., does. and the arrival of Santa Claus And the weather hasn’t been at 3:30 p.m. on The Ram deck. exactly cooperative. Everything is free. tws

Mary Jones displays a photo of the Sun Valley post office next to the piece she’s building out of gingerbread.

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The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley is collecting warm winter clothing again this year—coats, hats, mittens and boots. They have boxes placed throughout the Valley and if you have some extras we would be happy to get them to others who need them to stay warm. This is one of their biggest projects of the year and this year homeschoolers and the Community School have partnered with the Kiwanis and are helping collect coats. These coats will be given out at the upcoming Winter Wonderland, which will be held at the Hailey Armory on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 13 p.m. There are also coats available through the school counselors. If you have a child who needs a warm winter coat, please contact Jeanette McIlhenney at Hailey Elementary or Kim Baker at 208-727-7408.

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Two young and ambitious female entrepreneurs have just announced the debut of their new restaurant, The Local Dish, which is set to open on Monday, Dec. 3. The founders, Tara Jensen and Lacey Klinges, will open the latest café in The Galleria in Ketchum. For details, call 208-450-9017 or 208-720-8197.

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Begin December at the opera. La Clemenza di Tito will be presented Live in HD this Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at the Bigwood4 Cinemas in Hailey. Run time is 4 hours. The virtuosic Elina Garanca sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts. The opera was first performed publicly on Sept. 6, 1791, at the Estates Theatre in Prague. The opera remained popular for many years after Mozart’s death. It was the first Mozart opera to reach London, receiving its première there at His Majesty’s Theatre on March 27, 1806. The Met HD: Live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City is presented by Sun Valley Opera and Metropolitan Theatre owners of the Bigwood4 Cinemas in Hailey. Tickets for all MET HD: Live operas are available at the theatre box office at 801 N. Main St. in Hailey. Cost is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $18 for students.

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Dear Classified Guys, My brother-in-law always has to add his two cents on everything. When my 1988 Toyota Celica blew a head gasket, he told me that I'd be lucky to get someone to tow it away. However, I heard that once a car becomes 25 years old, it's considered a classic and worth a lot more money. So I figure I should get it fixed and then try to sell it for a profit. My musclehead brother-in-law says I'm just wasting my money and that there's no such rule about classic cars. I'd just love to prove him wrong and deflate his ego. Can you guys explain to him that my car will be a classic by next year?




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only things you may be deflating are the tires on your car. Carry: There is no hard-set rule that a car becomes a classic at 25 years old. If that were the case, a lot of people would be buying 24year-old cars and waiting to celebrate at New Years. Cash: In fact, most people can't even agree on how to define "classic". The Classic Car Club of America only considers cars from 1925 to 1948 to be classics. Others consider cars like the 1957

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If you thought your economy sedan was small, you should try driving the Peel P50. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the smallest street legal car ever put into production. At a length of only 53 inches long, and a width of just over 3 feet, it's smaller than the average bumper car at a fair. Although manufactured from 1962 to 1965 in the United Kingdom, it was not a big seller. Most drivers found it to be too noisy, unstable and cramped.

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Modeled to a T Chevy or 1966 Corvette to be classics. Carry: In your case, you're concerned with the car's overall value. Most cars depreciate the day after they are purchased. Their age and normal everyday wear and tear ultimately erode the car's value. In rare cases when there is consumer demand, the value of a car can appreciate as it gets older. Cash: It's difficult for most people to predict which cars will become more valuable over time. For instance, not many expected the Ford "Edsel" to become a classic. It flopped when it was introduced in 1957, but is considered

by many today to be a collector's car. Carry: Although possible, it's unlikely that your 1988 Toyota Celica will ever fall into the "classic" category. You can research the blue book value, but considering it needs a new head gasket and maybe a few other repairs due to its age, it's probably not worth spending money on the car, especially as an investment. Cash: Now if you're still set on proving your brother-in-law wrong, you could wait another 25 years to see if the car appreciates in value. Although by then, his ego may have deflated by itself.

When the automobile was first produced in the 1890's by companies such as Diamler Motors and Peugeot, it had an unbelievable price of $2000 to $3000, a small fortune for that time period. It wasn't until the introduction of the Ford Model T in 1908 that the car became affordable to the masses. Anyone could purchase a Ford for around $950. As Ford honed his assembly line techniques, the car's price dipped as low as $280. Nearly 15,500,000 were sold in the United States alone. â&#x20AC;˘



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A few weeks ago, I met my new neighbor, Ralph. It turns out he's a nut for old cars and actually owns a beautifully restored police cruiser from the 1930's. It was the most unique antique car I had ever seen. How many people do you know own a police cruiser, aside from the police? When I joked with him about the rarity of the car, he told me he knows quite a few people in the area who own antique police cruisers. "That's amazing," I said to him. "Do you guys ever get together?" "Every month," he laughed, "at the donut shop!"

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19 services Student of Life - willing to learn and work as a housekeeper, chef, public relations, house sitter, caretaker, art designer, sales clerk, gardening , maintenance. Norm: 530-739-2321 Housekeeping.- Cleaning services in houses, apartments, offices, and business, responsible, experience, recommendations. Phone: 208-7205973. Pet Holidays - Your sociable, housefriendly dog can join our Aussies on our wilderness acreage. We board dogs as members of our family. Morning hikes, stick chasing, 24hour interaction, supervision. Call for reservations/rates. (208) 481-2016. Exercise equipment repair now servicing Sun Valley & Hailey area. We have been serving southern Idaho for 17 years and now quaterly in your area. Save some money over the other guys. we service equipment in gyms, hotels, and residence. Call for quote at 208-888-3871 today. Maintenance saves money and agrivation. The Assistant - Caretaker and 2nd home property manager. Accepting new clients. Experience, care and valuable services based on your needs. 208-720-6720, toassist@ Professional Window Washing, maintenance and housekeeping. Affordable rates. 720-9913. Professional deck refurbishing and refinish. Small, medium or large. Excellent rates. 720-7828 Books can change the life of another person, so if you have some that are taking up space, and would like to donate them, call Fabio at 788-3964 and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pick them up for free. Ferrier Trimming Services in the Wood River Valley - 20% off for firsttime clients. 309-2835. Two guys and a truck - Furniture moving & hauling. Dump runs. No job too small. 208-720-4821. MOVING MADE EASY - The little ladies will packâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em and stackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em and the mighty men will loadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em and totem. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll even do the dreaded move out clean. Call 721-3543 for your moving needs. JACK OF ALL TRADES - One call does it all, whether your job be big or small. Drywall, paint, small remodels, maintenance, tiling, woodwork, electrical plumbing, framing, etc. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stall, give a call, 720-6676.

21 lawn & garden Compost: organically based, no dairy manure! Compost garden mix for new gardens. Lawn amendment, a great natural lawn fertilizer. Call for prices. Deliver avail., or come get it. Call 788-4217. Avail. weekends Top Soil: Screened, great top soil sold by the yard of truck load. Call 788-4217. Avail. weekends. The Black Bear Ranch Tree Farm now has flowers and hanging bas-

kets to offer with their Aspen Trees! The nursery is located just over seven miles north of Ketchum.  SUMMER SALE!  Call Debbie at 208 7267267 for details.

22 art, antiques and collectibles Gary Stone Original Painting on barnwood of Boulder City Ghost Town north of Sun Valley. Make Offer. 970-240-7979 or 970-209-5011 Pottery Kelm for sale. Call for measurements. In very good condition/ hardly used. $250 OBO 788 4929 Silver!! 4 consecutive serial numbered, 2001 $1 Silver Holographic Certificates, with authenticity papers, for sale. Limited striking, individually die struck in .999 silver. Beautiful! $100 for all 4 notes. Call 208-3091959 for details. Antique rocking horse, very unique. $100. 720-2509 An incredible basketball card collection. Up to a thousand cards from late 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to 2000. All cards are in amazing condition and are organized. $375 for all. Call 208-3091959 for details. Stamp collection for sale. Amazing! Every US Commemorative stamp from 1950-1999. Two complete albums holding 152 panels with hundreds of stamps in mint condition. A must see! I paid $2,400 and will sell for $1,400 O.B.O. Call 208-309-1959 for details. ORIGINAL AND UNUSUAL ARTWORKS. Three original Nancy Stonington watercolors, $500 to $1000. Unique Sunshine Mine 100th anniversary poster, very nicely framed, $150. Original dot matrix painting, 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide by 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high, Jack Gunter, $1500. Call Ann (208) 726-9510.

24 furniture 2 matching swivel barstools with backs black cushion and metal base. nice condition.... just needed 4. 7201146 Memory foam by Sleep Innovations 3â&#x20AC;? Queen size pad. New $100. call 788-4347 Home crafted pedestal tables, small tile top end table, booshelves and bench. $30-45. Call 720-4332 Grey, beige, and brown sleeper couch in great shape. you pick it up. $125. Denise 721-2227 The Trader is now open. New consignment store at 509 S. Main St., Bellevue. Now accepting consignments for furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Call Linda at 208.720.9206. Kitchen Pie Cupboard - wooden w/carving on the doors. Must see! Was $250, no just $175. Must See! Old Firestone Console Radio/phonagraph. Works sometimes, has tubes. $150 OBO. 788-2566 Blonde Oak Dresser with hand carving - (3 drawer) $250. 788-2566

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25 household Stop coughing and wheezing. Eliminates pollen fast. Alpine room ozone air purifier by Ecoquest. Washable filter. Great fresh ozone smell $200 call 208-720-6721 @ MyStuffOnline. com . Blue ragrug with leather braided on each end 8 ft X 5.5 ff. $45 720-1146 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; heavy duty folding table-$30.00. call 788-4347 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christmas tree with red lites and 50 small ornaments. All for $60. Pine garland 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; strands. I have seven strands at $25.00 each-New. Call 788-4347. Nice, warm, low operating cost far infrared heaters for sale. Two sizes. Call 788-2012 Beautiful 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Afghanistan carpet from the Mezanine of the Kabul hotel. Deep reds and blacks. $5,000. 720-7828.

28 clothing Snow Boots-Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size 13. Paid $65.00 will sell for $40. New didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit. call 788-4347. Size 6 womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Columbia hiking boots. Brand new in September at $130. Only worn 5 times and asking $80. I evidently have very particular feet! Kim 309-0281. I can email or text photos. Size 6 womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vasque hiking boots, lightly used. These will fit someone with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a large volume footâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, of which mine is not. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in great shape,. $60 obo. Kim 309-0281. I can email or text photos. Thank you Ketchum Dolls - The Dollhouse has moved to its Hailey Location. 618 South Main Street, next door to the Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center, south end of town. Call 208-7218294 for winter appointments or current paychecks. We are open Tues-Sat 11-5 until further notice of expansion. If you have items to pick up, please call 208-726-8332 until further notice. XO, Lara

37 electronics Kindle Fire 8 months old and hardly used. Sells new for $150 plus $10 sales tax SAVE $60 today $100 FIRM Call 208-720-6721 Sharp AR-M207 digital copy machine. Very good to excellent condition. Great for small office. $200 OBO. 720-2509 Brother DR 510 Drum unit and TN 570 toner cartridge for Brother MFC machine. Like new. Toner full. $25 for both. 720-2509 HP 13X Printer black ink cartridge. Opened box but never used. Wrong cartridge for my printeer. $120 retail. Yours for $20. 720-2509

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)<:05,:: /6<9: HYL 4VUKH` [OYV\NO-YPKH`HT[VWT Fender Stratocaster guitar, upgraded with Seymour Duncan everything axe pickups, mother of pearl pickguard, light blue metallic color, Tweed case included. Mint condition,used in music video $450 Call 788-2748 Guitar and drum lessons available for all levels of musicians. Our studio or yours. Call Scott at 727-1480.

48 skis/boards, equip. 2011-12 Volkl Kiku Womens 170 cm All mountain/powder skis. Excellent skis in excellent condition $500.00. Womens size 7 Lange WC 120 Surefoot Racing Boots. Excellent boots in excellent condition. only $100.00 Call 208-720-2104 Fisher RC 4 World Cup GS skis. 175 cm. Ideal, fast skis for Masters, women racers, and for front side carving. Essentially new â&#x20AC;&#x201D; used one half day in Sun Valley race clinic. $750, Call 208-622-4613. 2011-2012 Volkl Kenja 170cm, withmarker wide ride binding. Skied 4-5 times. $550 OBO. Call 721-0767

50 sporting goods Collectors edition flexible flyer sled approximately 5 feet long for kids $30 call 208-720-6721 Adult bike 7 speed like new condition great Christmas present $130 208-720-6721 @ Remington 30-06 SPRG. Brand new Pentax 4x12x40 scope. $375 Firm. Call 309-1566 or 823-4678. Remington 760 Series, pump, 3006. $450 Firm. Call 320-3374 We pay cash for quality ski and snowboard gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110. Reising Model 50 - 3 mags, fancy and walnut. $4k. 721-1103. 1 pair menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inline roller blades, size 10-12 and 1 pair womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inline roller blades, size 79; both pairs used only once. Yours w/protective pads for just $125. Call 720-5153.

52 tools and machinery For Sale: Craftsman Snow Blower Perfect Condition. Power Steering. Electronic Start. 9 HP. 28â&#x20AC;?. $400 Call Eric 309-1510 Troybilt Tiller - 8 hp 22 in. $900 obo. Call 309-0063 Truck Toolbox - $150. Call 208309-2231.

56 other stuff for sale Kiln for sale: Paragon model AA BB OR AA-B, Diameter 22 inches outside, 17 inches inside, two tear high. Older and not used for last ten years. In very good condition. Some pottery tools are included. $250.00 (208) 788 4929. AVON products at www.youravon. com/beatriz5. Order your holiday gifts in the comfort of your home or phone: 208-720-5973. Nikkon Magsteps. Advanced mag-

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66 farm/ranches Tunnel Rock Ranch. Exceptional sporting/recreational property between Clayton & Challis. Just under 27 acres, with ranch house and 900’ of prime Salmon River frontage. Asking $578,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-7201256

70 vacation property 2 Br/2 Bath one week of time share at The Cliffs, Princeville, Hawaii on Kauai Island.. A great Christmas gift for the family to enjoy the rest of your life. (Only $5000) Beautiful grounds and full amenities. this property trades very well if you do not want to use it, also it can be banked up to 3 years Call me . It is flexible, but ill health does not allow us to travel far. 208-788-2566 Timeshare for sale - 1 or 2 weeks. Sells for $40,000. Will sacrifice for $12,000. Can be traded nationally or internationally. Located in Fort. Lauderdale. Full Amenities incl. golf


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That’s right, we said fRee ClASSIfIeD ADS! course, pool, etc. Call 208-3092231. Hey Golfers!! 16 rounds of golf & 2 massages included w/ luxury 2 BR/ 2 Bath unit on beach in Mexico. Choose between Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun on availability $2900/ week. 788-0752.

73 vacant land 50% REDUCTION SALE by owner - 2.5 acre lots near Soldier Mountain Resort and Golf Course. Great skiing, underground power and telephone completed in scenic subdivision. $19,500. 720-7828. Waterfront Property - 1.5 hours from Hailey. 2.26 acres on the south fork of the Boise River, north of Fairfield. For sale by owner. $89,500. Call Bob at 788-7300 or 720-2628. SALMON RIVER: 3.76 level riverfront fenced acres between Stanley and Clayton. Hunting, fishing, riding, views, 80-miles north of WRV, $139,500. Adjacent 3.14 level riverfront acres w/1,500 sf improvemtns also available for sale, $239,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. Hagerman. Vacant lot in North view mature sub-division with own well system. Poor health forces sell. Great neighborhood. Hot springs, Snake River and bird hunting near surrounding area. $29,000, owner consider carry paper. 208 788-2566

Janine Bear Associate Broker Sun Valley Sotheby’s 208-720-1254 $25,000 – Quarter acre Fairfield building lot $169,000 – 12,000 sq. ft Hailey Light Industrial lot $195,000 – 1 acre Northridge building lot, fenced and landscaped $250,000 – Major reduction: 27 acres South of Bellevue $350,000 – 3.38 acres in prestigious Flying Heart $545,600 – Custom 3 bedroom builders home on 5 acres with 2 shops over 1,400 sq. ft each $785,000 – 4.77 acres, 2 homes, horse property, barn, corral, fenced, landscaped

78 commercial rental Main Street Ketchum - 1086 sqft Office with private bath and shower $1357 / mon. Ketchum LI / Storage – 1000sqft, .85 – 1.00 / sqft / mon. Bellevue Main Street – Office / Retail. Jeff Engelhardt 578-4412, Great Shop/Storage/ Space - 1680 sf shop with 7’ bay door, 9’ ceilings with 2 offices at Cold Springs Business Park across from St. Luke’s Hospital with both Hwy 75 & Hospital Dr. access. We would consider splitting the shop space for a long term tenant or we will accept winter or year round car, boat, toy, or house-

hold storage. Contact Emil Capik or 622-5474 PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Ground Flr #104, 106; 153 & 175 sf. Upstairs #216, Interior, 198 sf. Lower Level #2, 198sf. Also Leadville Building Complex: Upstairs, Unit #8, 8A 229-164sf; Upstairs Unit #2 & 3, 293166sf. Call Scott at 471-0065.

79 shoshone rentals Cute, Private, 2BD/2BA House on 600 Acres. Perfect place to raise kids. oodstove, outbuildings, 7 miles NE of Shoshone (2 miles from Johnny’s Country Store).  Pets OK.  Horses negotiable. $550/month, first, last, deposit. Call (208) 622- 7555 or (208) 309-0330.

80 bellevue rentals 3BD/2BA Home, unfurn on large corner lot with mature landscaping, recent improvements, attached garage. Pet possible, no smoking, avail immed. $1,050/mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this property out at 4BD/3BA Home, unfurn on large corner lot with mature landscaping, recent improvements, attached garage. Pet possible, no smoking, avail immed. $1,400/mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this property out at Studio, light and bright upstairs unit, unfurnished, but with fridge, stove/ oven, and w/d. No pets or smoking allowed. Avail early June, $500/ month + utils. Call Brian at 208-7204235 and check this property out at

81 hailey rentals Hailey Short Term Rental: Furnished/fully stocked 3 bed/2 bath. Perfect Hailey location- on bike path, walk to town; quick bus/car ride to Sun Valley Ski Area and amenities. $175/nt; $875/wk; $2,800/mo. 7202900 See it first, then decide. Very nice 3 BD/2BA 2 story Hailey condo. Excellent area next to old Hailey, bike path and walk to shop and schools. Newer SS appliances, tile counter, W/D, gas fireplace, deck, garage, water, garbage and sewer. $1050 a month. 208-720-2494. 2BD/1BA apartment. Affordable unfurnished upstairs, corner unit in quiet W. Hailey -- Walk to downtown! No pets or smoking. Avail now. $650/ mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-7204235 or check these out at www. 4 BD/3 BA home in hard-to-comeby Deerfield area! Unfurn, sunny & open floor plan, f/p, all appliances, big fenced yard with patios/decks, 2 car gar. Pet poss, no smoking. Avail early August. $1950/mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this out at 1BD/1BA condo, clean, simple, and affordable! Unfurn, wood f/p, fresh carpet, balcony deck off of bedroom,

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on bus route, no pets, smoking not allowed, avail May, $595/mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 & check out at for info.

82 ketchum rentals 3 BD/3 BA Elkhorn condo with recent remodel! Fully furnished, upstairs unit with big floor plan, all appliances, f/p, pool & hot tub, Elkhorn amenities. Smoking not allowed, pet possible, avail immed, $1500/mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this out at Ketchum Studio, furnished, recent remodel with Baldy view, walk to RR ski lifts and to downtown, no pets or smoking, avail early July, $550/mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this property out atwww.

86 apt./studio rental Great Hailey Location: 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment; $315/month. 7202900

89 roommate wanted I’m looking for a roommate, Cute furnished 2BR condo! Everything Provided besides bed! I have a cat so no pets. Smoking fine, No Drugs! Short or longterm Ok. For more questions Call Ashley @ (208)9957721 Room for Rent in my home - downstairs unit, very private. Bathroom and laundry room and family room are all included. Right across from bike path, one mile from city center. $500. 788-2566 Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? Say it here in 40 words or less for free! e-mail or fax to 788-4297

90 want to rent/buy I’m a Female looking to rent from another Female: a home-apartment, a guest house, or a room in your nice home. I prefer the Hailey area, or possibly a little further afield. Local references. 721-7478

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sortment of Xmas decorations including several artificial miniature trees. Drexel Heritage, beautiful Walnut, King, 5 piece bedroom set, like new $950 [firm]. Odds and ends: pottery, vases, seasonal home décor items. Skis, boots, ski clothing. Foot wear. Hodgepodge. Call 578 2343 anytime for an appointment now or attend General yard sale Sat. Dec 1st, 10 AM to 4 PM List Your Yard Sale ad and get a Yard Sale Kit for only $9.99. Your kit includes 6 bright 11 x 17 signs, 6 bright letter-size signs, 100 price stickers, 10 balloons, free tip book. What are you waiting for? Get more bang for your buck when you list your ad in The Weekly Sun!

201 horse boarding Indoor arena, stalls with paddocks, Manager on grounds at all times. Ideally located mid valley. (208) 7884929. Barn for Rent - 2 stalls w/ 12’ x 36’ runs. Small pasture area, large round pen, hay shed, storage area, heated water. North Hailey near bike path. $200 a month per hose. Call 7882648 Horse Boarding available just south of Bellevue; experienced horse person on premises; riding adjacent to property. Shelter and Pasture available. Reasonably priced. Call 7883251.

202 livestock for sale Cornfed beef, one all natural young small beef, and one grass fat beef for sale. $3.10/lb hanging weight. Call 731-4694.

203 livestock services Ferrier Trimming Services in the Wood River Valley - 20% off for firsttime clients. 309-2835.

300 puppies & dogs Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound) girl, one year old, wants to be your jogging pacesetter, fireplace eye candy and counter surfer. Rosie is 30” tall, playful, aerial, and fast as the wind. She plays with other dogs and gets along with cats, but wants to be your BFF. $500. Sunny at alloftheabove@

303 equestrian Never Used, Ariat Volant Tall Boot. Size 7.5, Medium, 19 inch tall outside, Calf 15 inch. Boot trees are included. New $500 Now $250. (208) 788 4929 River Sage Stables offers first class horse boarding at an active kid and adult friendly environment, lessons available with ranch horses. Heated indoor arena and many other amenities included. Please contact Katie (208) 788-4844. 2 Horse slant load trailer, exceptionally clean, swing out saddle rack,can Email pictures. Call Lorrie 208-7202248. Horse People: I will come and clean your horse corrals and haul manure to make compost for discounted equip. rates, all types of manure (chicken, pig, sheep) Also old hay. Call for pricing. Call 788-4217. Avail. weekends, too.

400 share the ride Need a Ride? is Idaho’s new source for catching or sharing a ride! To work, another city or another state, signup and see who else is traveling in the same direction and get or offer a ride. For more information or help with the system, visit or call Mountain Rides 788.RIDE.

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502 take a class Metal Clay classes at The Bead Shop in Hailey. Monthly Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;mini-teazerâ&#x20AC;?, Intermediate Skills Classes and Open Studio with skills demo. www.LisaHortonJewelry for details or call 788-6770 to register. $25 deposit and registration required. KIDS CLAY - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Friday, Bella Cosa Studio at the Bead Shop Plus, Hailey. Info: 721-8045 Hot Yoga in the South Valley - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10/donation. Call for location/ Info: 720-6513. Tennis 101. Fun, family, fitness, a tennis program designed to teach the basics to all ages. 9-10:30 a.m. at WR High School, 1250 Fox Acres Road. Register at, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207.

504 lost & found Gold ring found by the Bigwood River. If you tell me where I found it, the size, and what is inscribed on the inside, I will know it is yours. Ed 7204424 LOST - Small black shoulder PURSE. Left in cart at Albertsons Sunday Night. $50 reward for it. Return to Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artifacts. Has Medical info that I need. Call 788-0848 or drop off at Janes in Hailey. LOST - 16 year old, Russian Blue cat (gray with blue/green eyes). Answers to the name Mason, and has a snaggle tooth, that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be missed. Lost 6/23 on Cranbrook (South Northridge area, off McKercher in Hailey). Please call Cheryl at 208-788-9012 or 208-471-0357.

506 i need this Female Still In Need Of WINTER CLOTHES!!! I am a Size M-L in Sweaters and Coats, Size 71/2-8 in Boots. Please Help Me Stay Warm This Winter. Thanks For Your Help! Call 208-995-7721 I need a woman or mature girl to assist with a ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brunch on Dec. 7. Hors from 10 a.m. to approx. 2 p.m. Serving, pouring coffee and clean-up at my home in Gimlet. I pay $20 per hour. Call 208-726-8414. Please call and leave a message. Zero clearance log burning fireplace and/or zero clearance log burning fireplace insert. A Low Boy water heater. 720-2509 I need a free small car. 788-3964. I need BREAKFST LOVERS: Margot, local tempinnkeeper & food columnist, needs to take pictures of overnight casseroles for her new cookbook. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll provide coffee, juice, fruit and casserole for 4 for $40. Interested? Call 721-3551;email; more info @ http://blogtempinnkeeper. com . Wine Enthusiasts: Love wine? Love to Entertain? Experience a private guided Napa wine tasting in your own home featuring 6 private limited production wines. Invite your friends, neighbors, family to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toast a Glass.â&#x20AC;? Call 208-721-3551 for more info. Let the fun begin!! Kinder Weltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infant/toddler room is in need of a toddler table with 4 set of chairs that have arms on the side. Also in need of a preschool table ideal if its a horse shoe shape. Call

720-0606. leave voice mail please. DONATE your books, shelves or unwanted cars that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need any more or are taken up space in your house. Free pick up. 788-3964 NEEDED - Aluminum cans - your donation will support public art in Hailey. Drop donations off at 4051 Glenbrook Dr., Woodside Industrial Park or call Bob 788-0018 for pickup.

509 announcements Open House for the Holiday...this Friday 2 to 7 PM....Complimentary skin care facial by appointment bring a friend, Product on hand will be 10% off... Drawing Betty Grant, 40 Butter cup road (NE of Halley) 7882566 is now live. Get a FREE Local Business Listing. Follow the directions on the website to list your business or contact us for more information at 720-6721 FREE Twinkies Recipe FREE Trial. TEXT Message Marketing Rocks! More Customers and More Sales. Call 208-720-6721 in Hailey for more information or go to our website. Attention accountants, chiropractors, plumbers and small business owners. Get a page for your business today. There are thousands of new customers waiting to find you on Facebook. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help you get started. Save 50% this week at or call 208-720-6721 How about an ALL American Back Rub this week. See us at for this months SPECIAL. Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wrappersâ&#x20AC;ŚPeak-a-boo! You know who! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wrappers! And we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yappers. Seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost here, so remember - Let us help you add some cheer! *Keep watching for us here in the Weekly Sun.* We pay cash for quality ski and snowboard gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110. Love wine? Love to Entertain? Experience a private guided Napa wine tasting in your own home featuring 6 private limited production wines. Invite up to 16 to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toast a Glassâ&#x20AC;?. Call 208-721-3551 for more info. Love wine? Love to Entertain? Experience a private guided Napa wine tasting in your own home featuring 6 private limited production wines. Invite your friends, neighbors, family to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toast a Glassâ&#x20AC;?. Call 208-721-3551 for more info. Let the fun begin!! Thank you Ketchum Dolls - The Dollhouse has moved to its Hailey Location. 618 South Main Street, next door to the Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center, south end of town. Call 208-7218294 for winter appointments or current paychecks. We are open Tues-Sat 11-5 until further notice of expansion. If you have items to pick up, please call 208-726-8332 until further notice. XO, Lara Are you struggling to make ends meet? Not always enough to pay the bills and buy groceries? The Hunger Coalition is here to help. Hundreds of local families individuals have food on their table and some relief from the daily struggle. Confidential. Welcoming. Supportive. There is no reason to face hunger alone. Call 788-0121 Monday - Thursday or find out more at www.thehungercoalition. org. Do you have an announcement youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list events for your businesses, etc. Say it here in 40 words or less for FREE! E-mail or fax 788-4297.

I would like to take a moment to thank Miss Sooz Alfs, Miss Pam Ellsworth and all at Zions Bank in Ketchum for taking the time to put together such a wonderful and honorable Veterans Day display at their branch last week. While I did not get to see it in person I feel it is only right to give credit where credit is most certainly due. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard very little about any other Veterans Day ongoings throughout our community, whose military history runs long and deep. This, to me, is very, very sadâ&#x20AC;Ś Yet, I have faith that with the amazing people at Zions whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seemed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;sparkâ&#x20AC;? the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest and appreciation in our local military history that life may be breathed back in to such an important holiday. I hope that this holiday will no longer â&#x20AC;&#x153;lay quietâ&#x20AC;? in our community. To all at Zions, I pray that your display next year is bigger and better and thank you again for sharing the military history of your loved ones and of all those who came in to the branch to share as well. God Bless! -Maggie Springer

514 free stuff (really!) FREE BOXES - moving, packing or storage. Lots of sizes. Copy & Print, 16 W. Croy St., Hailey.

600 autos under $2,500 1981 Sedan Volvo original owner. Comes with four studded snow tires as well as 4 newer highway tires. Car in very good condition with all repair records. $950.00 (208) 788 4929.

602 autos under $5,000 1999 Pontiac Bonneville - $2,700 OBO. Brand new tires. Call 413-265-


606 autos $10,000+ PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your automotive needs. Call 208-788-3255

609 vans / busses 2001 Chevy Astro Van - AWD, tow package, seats 8, removable seats. Great condition inside and out. Can e-mail pics. $2,800 firm. 208-7342314, leave message. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;95 Chevy Astro Van - 60k miles on rebuilt motor. New brakes, P/W, P/L, CD player, seats 8. $2,000 OBO. Call 208-410-3782.

610 4wd/suv 2000 GMC Yukon Denali- SIlver165,000 miles, leather, A/C, 6 disc player, much more. Great condition. $6,000. 208-720-3051 1994 Ford F-150 - 2 door, 4 wheel drive, lifted, 6-disc changer, newer tires. Needs a bit of work. Great work truck. $2,500 OBO. Call 7205153. 1977 G10 Jeep pickup - $2,500 OBO. Call 413-265-9561 1989 Ford F150, 4WD. 6cyl, 4 speed manual, long bed w/shell. Good tires. Motor replaced in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;05. Differential rebuilt in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;08. $1,700. Call Carol at 208886-2105. 1982 Ford Bronco - 4x4, white, standard 351. New battery, runs good, good tires. 73,000 orig. miles. $2,500 OBO. 208-837-6145.

612 auto accessories 4 Studded Tires - 235-75R15. Almost new. $175 for the set. 3091041.

-225/65 R17 Open Country Snow Tires. Set of 4. Model: Toyo G02plus. Â Used one season=really good shape. Came off a Toyota Rave. $275 Call 471-0420 Ford Aluminum rims fit pre 2000 fords with caps and tires $225. 7201146 Nearly new Yakima Low-Pro Titanium, bars, towers, locks, etc. Will fit nearly any vehicle. This is the top of the line box that opens from both sides. New over $1150. Yours for $750obo. Can accept credit cards, too! 208.410.3657 or dpeszek@

620 snowmobiles etc. 2006 700 Polaris RMK 155 track. Stored in heated garage (wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sled). $4,700. Well taken care of. Email pics. 208-653-2562. 1993 XT 350 - easy to start. Street legal. $800. Call 721-1103. 1997 700 RMK - custom paint, skis. Always garaged. $1,500 OBO. Call 208-721-1103.

624 by air Garmin GPS 150XL Pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide/ manual and Pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quick Reference guide - $5. Flightcom in-dash intercom 403MC, $20. 14v Generator and Regulator from 1960 C182 - $50 for both OBO. Kerosene torpedo style engine warmer, electric ignition and fan, $75. 720-2509

626 on the water 1987 Clackacraft High-side Drift boat 16â&#x20AC;? with trailer, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 0ars, anchor, extrasâ&#x20AC;Śready to fish $1500 721-3312


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Hailey Mayor Fritz, Once again our little town sparkles and looks amazing because of you - thank you for making us shine like never before.



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