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Doc Rock to Sign Copies of New Book, Miracles & Mayhem in the ER This Friday

Colorful Ice Carvings Amid Sun Valley Tree Lighting

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Alison Enoch, seen here in Averell’s in the Roundhouse, says coordinating the delivery of trash off the mountain is as big a part of coordinating as the ferrying up of food by snowcat in order to keep the resort clean.


New Year’s Eve for All Ages in the Wood River Valley BY KAREN BOSSICK


p for the count on New Year’s Eve? You may want to join the Bubbly Bash at River Run

Lodge. The party starts at 9 p.m. and includes music by L.A.-based DJ Shark and accompanying percussionists, a midnight toast and free champagne from 9 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance at 208726-9491 or 622-2135 and $75 at the door, if still available. Transportation will be provided by MountainRides back to Hailey for those who don’t want to drive home. Those in the mood for a somewhat quieter celebration will find it from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Duchin Lounge of the Sun Valley Lodge. Hats and music will be provided. Whiskey Jacques’, another of the valley’s top venues for New year’s Eve celebrations, will feature the Salt Lake City band Marmalade Hill, along with blue-collar country band Aces Up and Doc Rock/DJ Alien. The doors open at 9 p.m. There will be party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Revelers will get a Signature American Revolution Vodka glass with their drink ticket and all kinds of goodies. Tickets are $55 purchased in advance at and $60 on the day of the show. Sun Valley’s Playschool will provide New Year’s Eve care for children 1 through 7 years of age from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Price is $75 per child and includes arts, crafts, a movie, bowling and other activities. Information: 208622-2135. A Kids Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party will feature DJ Martin, video walls with kids freeride edits and music videos, pizza and drinks, a photo booth and more. It’s designed for kids 8 through 14 and will start at 6 p.m. at the Boiler Room. Cost is $50 per child, available at 208-622-2135. There will also be a New Year’s Eve Bash for high-school aged youth sponsored by the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition, iDFY and Boulder Mountain Crossfit. The lock-in begins at 9 p.m., Tuesday night at Boulder Mountain Crossfit, in Hailey, and lasts until 9 a.m., New Year’s Day. This is a safe night for local youth. Info: 208-578-5466 tws

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Christmas is Go Time for Sun Valley Employees STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK


thousand pounds of fontina and gruyere cheeses bound for fondue pots took a ride on the gondola to the Roundhouse a few days ago. Four 35-foot trailers have brought in 700 cases of food each in the past week, all timed to arrive at the base of the mountain so the food can be ferried to mountain restaurants by snowcat. And 16,000 pounds of meat have been distributed around Sun Valley’s 19 restaurants as the resort prepares to serve Christmas dinner to guests who fill more than 400 lodging rooms and condos. Santa and his two assistant Santas and the Sun Valley Carolers have prepared schematics showing where they need to be today to spread the “Ho, Ho, Ho’s” and “Fa La La La La’s.” And Sun Valley’s 1,700 employees are on standby, with workers from accounting and sales departments prepared to bus tables, serve soup and sling mashed

potatoes. It’s all part of a calculated effort to create Christmas memories that Sun Valley guests will cherish the rest of their lives. “I met a man yesterday who said he’d been coming here for Christmas since 1969. I was born in 1969 so that’s a lot to live up to,” said John Murcko, Sun Valley’s award-winning head chef. “Christmas Day is our playoffs, our Super Bowl. We used to talk about ‘surviving the holidays.’ But, really, this is our time to shine,” he added. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners are perhaps the most important meals the resort serves all year, said Alison Enoch, business manager for food and beverage. “We tell our employees to treat it as if this is your own home and you’re inviting these guests in. Pressure? Yes. But we have a captive audience and this is our time to shine, this is our time to show guests what Sun Valley is all about. It sets the tone for the rest of the year. If we get Christmas right, we’re set for the rest of the year.” Murcko and his staff have been preparing for this day for three months, brainstorming special holiday dishes, testing

Even the trophy elk in Warm Springs Lodge is decked out for Christmas.

recipes, ordering ingredients and training employees. And guests are ready and waiting to see what they’ve come up with.

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kiers ride the Lookout Express past a sea of fog that accumulated in the valley Friday morning. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

Free Christmas Dinners Served up on Wednesday BY KAREN BOSSICK


here’s no word on whether Santa will drop in after he finishes his runs—he may be just too pooped after pulling an all-nighter. But everyone else is invited to celebrate Christmas with Ketchum Community Dinner. Free dinners will be served between 6 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25—Christmas Day— at the Church of the Big Wood at Warm Springs and Saddle roads. Take-out is available. Ketchum Community Dinner will also serve up free dinners from 6 to 7 p.m. New Year’s Day, as it does every Wednesday through May 29. Ketchum Community Dinner is in its sixth year. It’s staffed by volunteers from a variety of businesses and organizations. Members of the Presbyterian

Church of the Big Wood led by Beth Grinstead will be providing the helping hands on Christmas Day. Information: Beth at 208-6223510. Las cenas Ketchum Comunidad comenzará en Ketchum, por tercer año el 16 de Octubre de 2013. Cena libre se sirve todos los miércoles hasta el 29 en la Iglesia de la madera grande en Ketchum al otro lado de la YMCA 18:00-19:00 mayo. La novedad de este año será para llevar servicio de alimentos. Cualquiera puede pasar por la comida para llevar comida para ellos mismos o un amigo. Si necesita una comida o conoce a alguien que lo hace, bajar y recoger a una comida o cena con nosotros en la iglesia. Para más información llame a Beth en tws 208-622-3510.


aragliders offered a colorful contrast to the white snow Friday as they prepared to fly off the top of Baldy. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

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Austin to Sing Bocelli, Groban Songs BY KAREN BOSSICK


s a Texan, you’d think Cody Austin would be singing Willie and Waylon

tunes. But, instead, the young tenor with a shock of unruly gold hair applies his timbre to Broadway and opera. He’s performed Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” Alfredo in “La Traviata,” Don Jose in “Carmen,” and Vladimir Lensky in “Eugene Onegin.” He’ll perform the greatest hits of Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and American singer Josh Groban during a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road in

Ketchum. The concert is presented by Sun Valley Opera. Tickets are $35, available at 208-726-0991. Austin is a New York tenor and graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He performed here two summers ago with three other male opera singers at the Sun Valley Pavilion where they performed pop songs from the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. “It was a very popular show. People said it was as good as a Las Vegas show,” recalled Frank Meyer, a co-founder of Sun Valley Opera. Bocelli is the biggest selling artist in the history of classical music, Meyer added. Groban, who received a Grammy nomi-

nation for “You Raise Me Up,” was the best selling artist in the United States in 2007, offering pop songs with a classical flavor. He sold out the Hollywood Bowl on July 4. “Some have compared the sound of Cody Austin’s voice to Mario Lanza. His concert will include ‘O Holy Night,’ which Groban sang,” Meyer added. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Sun Valley Opera co-founder Floyd McCracken, who passed away in November. “Mr. McCracken loved the tenor voice so this is the perfect way to honor a man who had such a profound influence on the musical life of our valley,” said Mary Jo Helmeke, the opera’s tws executive director.

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ore than 50 adult and children took the stage at the nexStage Theatre this past week to present the traditional “Christmas Carol: A Musical.” Charles Dickens’ immortal classic tells the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, who became embittered about Christmas as a youth because he was forced to stay at boarding school during the holidays rather than being allowed to return home to celebrate Christmas with his family. “I have no time for Christmas because Christmas has no time for me,” he poignantly sang throughout his childhood. As an adult, Scrooge’s first love became money, to the chagrin of his sister, his childhood sweetheart and employees like Bob Cratchit, who cringed every time Scrooge’s presence filled the

counting house. But that all changed when he was visited by the ghost of his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, who showed him the despair that awaited him if he continued his miserly ways. “Scrooge is a lonely boy all grown up—that’s why he’s mean,” says Scott Creighton, who lent his familiar scowl to what has become one of the most familiar characters of the holiday season. “He’s made himself lonely to protect himself. He has no friends. But in the end he realizes that there are friends to be had out there, that he doesn’t have to be alone anymore.” Adds Jamey Reynolds: “We’re all lost, we all cry, we all suffer. But, there’s a new day. This particular play features a wonderful song at the end of the play that talks about the joy of Christmas, the kindness, the time of


ila Wagner was among Christmas celebrants who popped into the Sheepskin Coat Factory and Fur Salon, 511 Sun Valley Road, Friday evening during their annual Christmas shopping tour. “Hubba, hubba,” she said, as store clerk Pat McGinnis looked on. “I feel like I’m in the movie, ‘The Golden Compass.’ I’m amazed how light this is— my mother’s mink coat had the big Joan Crawford shoulders. It must have weighed 30 pounds.” McGinnis said new fur coats are much lighter because they’re “shaved.” Many are reversible, turning them into raincoats. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

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ood River High School junior Caleb Garvin is surprised with a $100 scholarship savings account through the Zions Pays for A’s program. Garvin received the news from Maggie Howard of Zions Bank’s Hailey Financial Center, who was joined for the presentation by principal Peter Jurovich. Since 2003, the bank’s Pays for A’s program has paid hardworking Idaho and Utah students for more than half a million report card A’s. “Money is a powerful incentive,” said Howard. “This program is a free tool parents and teachers can use to point their student toward the goal of straight A’s on a report card. We even see some parents match the money from Zions Bank.” The Pays for A’s program is open to all Idaho and Utah students ages 13 to 18. To participate, students bring their most current term-end report card into any Zions Bank location. They’ll receive $1 per “A” deposited into their savings accounts, or 50 cents per “A” if they opt for cash. For each “A” on their report cards, students are entered to win one of 150 regional scholarship prizes worth $100 and one grand prize worth $1,000 in each state. Teens need not be customers of Zions Bank to participate. Contest entry deadlines and full contest details are available online at


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The following Wood River High School students were selected for the Idaho All-State Orchestra: Lexi Browne, Joel Rinckwald and Luke Verst. According to WRHS Orchestra Director Rebecca Martin, “The students had to go through a rigorous audition process, submitting five excerpts via mp3 format online in order to be selected. Hundreds of applicants submitted this year.” The following Wood River High School students were selected for the Idaho All-State Choir: Sarah Arters, Spenser Pfau, Ashlie Pulleiro, Mary Petzke, Isabella Stimac, and Olivia Stimac. According to WRHS Choir Director Max Stimac, “This will be Sarah Arters’ and Mary Petzke’s second trip to state. and Olivia Stimac is one of only a few freshmen qualifying. This doubles our record of students going to state.”

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Kirk: Swimming with Dolphins BY JONATHAN KANE


sabel Kirk has a dream of swimming with dolphins and hopes to make that true this spring as she completes her diving certification as part of her senior project. The Community School senior, carrying a 3.5 grade point average, is going to pursue a career as a marine biologist because, as she says, “I’ve always loved the ocean and have never been scared of it.” Her plan is to hopefully go to the Bahamas and complete her requirement of four open-water dives and then intern at the Atlantis Resort aquarium on Paradise Island. “For the past five summers I’ve attended a marine biology camp on Catalina Island and I’ve worked in town at the Ketchum Grill, Enoteca and The Kirk Group to help pay for the costs. There I took courses like aquarium design and maintenance which, along with conservation, are the areas that I’m most interested in and the areas that I’ll work in at Atlantis. The whole thing has been the best experience. It’s really made me get out of my shell and motivated me to get my jobs. I also plan to major in marine biol-

Community School her ogy at college. The three freshman year. “I was schools I’m looking at are the new kid but I didn’t the University of North have new-school synCarolina at Wilmington, drome because I went to which is on the coast and elementary school with is known for their biology almost everyone there, so program; Roger Williams I was able to fit in easier. University in Rhode It also helps because I Island; and Willamette really love the CommuUniversity in Oregon, Isabel Kirk nity School. It exposes us which has an amazing to new and challenging ideas all science program and I can masthe time and I love that aspect ter there in marine biology.” as well as the world of outdoor In the meantime, Kirk stays trips that we take.” A favorite pretty busy at Community for most of the students was the School where she is taking Adbackpacking excursion along the vanced Placement calculus and Oregon coast. “It was so much statistics, plays volleyball and fun. We traveled north and my tennis, works on the yearbook group consisted of eight students team and organizes and works and three trip leaders and it as a student ambassador. She lasted five days. It was quite an also took part in the model adventure and on the last day U.N. last year. She was born at we woke up early and got to the Moritz Community Hospital in campsite at 10 a.m. and ate a Sun Valley and has lived her lot and played in the ocean. It whole life in the same house in was the memory of a lifetime.” the Starweather subdivision, You can be sure that plenty of north of Hailey. “It’s been great adventures await this promising growing up here and I’ve enjoyed student. my time here but it’s a little tws small and I’m really ready to get out and explore the world. The community here is really nice beEach week, Jonathan Kane will be profiling cause you grow up with the same a local high-school student. If you know somepeople and you all know and like one you’d like to see featured, e-mail leslie@ each other.” Kirk transferred to

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Doc Rock Booksigning on Friday BY KAREN BOSSICK


r. Brent Russell doesn’t have a recurring role in “Grey’s Anatomy.” But, as an emergency room doctor, he’s seen plenty of miracles and mayhem. Take the case of a man who was brought to the ER in handcuffs after being injured in a drunken driving accident. “The policeman removed the cuffs and left the room. The man climbed up into the ceiling space and, for the next two hours, he rampaged like an enraged gorilla, destroying the ceiling in multiple rooms, stomping broken glass and plaster onto other patients, yelling curses and making obscene gestures while taunting the police. He caused about $50,000 in damage before a SWAT team tasered him into submission,” Russell recalled. “The man was a college-educated professional who should probably avoid alcohol in the future,” he added. Russell has so many entertaining stories that friends kept asking him to repeat that he finally decided to write a few down. The result: A book titled “Miracles & Mayhem in the ER.” Russell will sign copies of the book from 4 to 6 p.m., this Friday, Dec. 27 at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum. Then he expects to take the mic for Open Mic at the bookstore at 7 p.m. “Once I started writing, I found I enjoyed it, even though putting nuanced emotions into words was a challenge that stretched my abilities,” he said. “The book was originally a collection of ER stories but my editor recommended I change it into a memoir. It morphed into a memoir of the pressures of my formative years as a doctor, as well as friendships created

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during the shared experience. “There is ongoing intrigue and drama and the climax of the book is a bizarre lawsuit,” Russell added. Russell gathered most of the stories from his residency and first few years working in a Portland hospital. While some constituted mayhem, others could qualify as miracles. Take the case of the college student whose friends drove him to the ER after a homeless street person stabbed him in the heart. “On arrival, his heart stopped beating, but his chest was immediately cut open in the ER, exposing his maimed heart. The injury was repaired and he recovered completely. If he had arrived a minute or two later, he would have died,” Russell said. “In the ER we are privileged to help people along life’s miraculous journey. And the book’s title refers to that miracle of life.” Russell now works in the Emergency Room of St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center in Ketchum. Here he is also known as breakdancing DJ Doc Rock and DJ Alien. He also founded the MASSV summer music festival, which dotes on rap, hip hop, booming electronic vibes and outlandish costumes to attract young people to Ketchum. Fortunately, Russell says, the

Dr. Brent Russell, his colleagues and his wife and son reenacted the episode of Gorilla Man in the ER and a couple other cases from Russell’s book in a dancing music video. You can see the video on YouTube at COURTESY PHOTO

kinds of stories that would make it into a book like his are not everyday occurrences. “Using my last shift as an example, I saw lacerations, broken bones and patients with fevers and vomiting—none of them life threatening. Then an ambulance brought a significantly injured accident and we had to stop everything else and focus our attention on keeping him alive,” Russell said. “On TV, almost all the patients are critically ill patients. But, in reality, they are less than one out of 10 ER patients.” Writing the book was a potent reminder of his good fortune to interact with interesting patients every shift and to be a part of their lives, Russell said. “Working in the Wood River Valley ER is a dream come true, as the patients and staff are awesome,” he added. tws

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are too busy, we could start with this: take one minute today to simply inety-nine years focus on your breath. ago, during the Just observe breath’s Christmas truce simple oceanic rhythm; of World War I, soldiers notice the brief silence from both sides of the at the end of each inhale front lines paused for a and exhale. Or, as we moment of peace. TogethRosemary Cody listen to music, pay er they sang the carol attention to the space bethat both sides knew: tween notes. (Composer Claude “Silent Night.” Debussy says that music IS the We all know the words. It’s space between notes.) Or, as been translated into 300 difwe’re skiing down Baldy find the ferent languages. “Silent night, quiet suspension, the momentary holy night. All is calm, all is sense of weightlessness, between bright…” turns. It’s subtle but real. It’s an We all share the universal opening. images, clearly imprinted in In the silence--in the gap our collective psyche. We see between thoughts, sounds and the landscape in our mind’s eye: activity--lies the gift. When we the clear Bethlehem night, the least expect it, we may catch a bright star guiding the Three glimpse--no matter how fleetingWise Men toward the humble -of the Christmas story within. manger, the Holy Infant, so Just a whisper that there’s tender and mild. something at work beyond our We share words and images. three-dimensional interpretaBut if we draw on the pure wistions. dom of ALL spiritual traditions In this transitory moment perhaps there’s a deeper level we may sense that our deepest that we share. Perhaps there’s self contains the truth-seeking an inner landscape, a Silent energy of the Three Wise Men, Night within, that unites us. the three aspects of mind-bodyThe wisdom teachers say that spirit. And that the bright star of peace lies within us, beneath the Bethlehem--the light of our own 50,000 or so thoughts that we intuition--waits, ready to guide think each day. Mahatma Gandus to our highest path. And the hi expressed it this way: “In radiant, loving essence of the the attitude of silence the soul Christ child is there, transmitfinds its way in a clearer light ting hope and awakening us to and what is elusive and decepour own creative power. tive resolves itself into crystal In these moments--in the clearness.” Silent Nights within--we will An Arabian proverb declares: know that we are all connected, “The tree of silence bears the that we are all One, and that all fruit of peace.” And the words of things are possible. The lines Ralph Waldo Emerson remind of war and conflict will begin to us: “Let us be silent so that we dissolve, leaving in their wake a may hear the whispers of the lasting vision of Peace on Earth. gods.” Note that every stanza of ABOUT THE AUTHOR Silent Night begins with the Local acupuncturist Roseword “silent.” Could that be a mary Cody is the owner of Cody key? In silence--if we’re really, Acupuncture Clinic, with offices really quiet--perhaps the lockedin both Ketchum and Hailey. by-thoughts inner landscape will She is also a meditation teacher, begin to open up. certified by Deepak Chopra. She Meditation and prayer, the can be reached at 208.720.7530 teachers say, lead us to silence. or But if that idea seems alien or tws we’re convinced that our minds BY ROSEMARY CODY


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Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the streams trout were stirring, while anglers dreamed. I in my waders, and my dog in the truck, we headed for Silver Creek hoping for luck. I cast a small streamer at the bank far away, and let the fly settle on a crisp winter’s day. When all of a sudden a Brown Trout came chasing, I stripped my line quickly to get the fly racing. The Brown Trout attacked and ate my fly on the move, so I set the hook hard like I had something to prove. It didn’t take long for the fight to begin, water flew in the sky as well as the fish with its fins. I shouted in glee as the fish pulled line to the backing, while my dog ran in tight circles, nothing was lacking. I fought back in the snow while ice floated by, shocked at the size of this fish on the fly. Ducks flew overhead while geese joined them in flight, while muskrats swam left and beavers swam right. The fly that I chose was perfect to start, it was tied in red and white and came from the heart. I fretted and worried that I might lose this great beast, it was the biggest fish I had seen, to say the least. So I planted my boots and reached for my net, which was the wrong move you surely could bet. The minutes ticked by, and then turned to hours, the sky opened up in big white snow showers. Daylight was scarce and the moon started up, I was chilled for sure as well as my pup. When all of a sudden I thought all was lost, the line went slack and was covered with frost. I pulled and felt nothing, I fretted and shook, had I lost this big trout, had the big Brown pulled the hook? My Christmas spirit was falling as quick as the snow, my dog stared in my eyes asking what happened to our show. Then just as I thought all hope had been drowned, the Brown Trout pulled back and fought pound for pound. I landed this fish with Christmas day coming soon, I knew then I was blessed and started to swoon. I say a prayer that you all get out fishing this week and Merry Christmas from Picabo on the banks of the Creek!


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Christmas Day Rise & Shine Yoga w/Katherine Pleasants - 8 to 9 a.m. at MOVE StudioB 600, Ketchum. Info: 208-720-5824 or Yoga and Breath with Victoria Roper - 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Alturas Plaza, Hailey Yoga w/Leah - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Adults work out while children do yoga. For YMCA/ child watch members. Info: 727-9622. 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 book-lovin’ story hour with new themes and a craft each week. All ages. Info: HaileyPublicLibrary. org or 788-2036. Bouncy Castle Wednesdays - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9622. FREE to the community Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Info: 788-3468. Hailey Kiwanis Club meeting - 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. New Moms Support Group - 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the River Run Rooms at St. Luke’s Hospital. Info: 727-8733 Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600. Ketchum Community Dinner, free dinners to those who need them - served between 6 and 7 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. Take-out is available. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan - 2 to 3:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478  Intermediate bridge lessons - 3 to 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or Community Acupuncture w/Sandi Hagel, L.Ac - 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. Sugg. donation of $20 to $50 - whatever suits your budget. Drop-ins welcome, cash or check only. S Jimmy Robb, acoustic happy hour - 5 to 7 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon in Bellevue. No cover Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants -

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5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9600. Ketchum Community Dinner - free meal: dine in or take out - 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood. Info: Beth at 208-622-3510

thursday, 12.26.13

Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 208-709-5249. Yoga and the Breath w/Victoria Roper - 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the BCRD Fitworks Yoga Studio, Hailey. Stella’s 30 minute meditation class (beginner level) - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. FREE. 726-6274. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Movie and Popcorn for $1 - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum. Info: 726-5997 WRHS Chess Club - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rm. C214 at the Wood River High School, Hailey. FREE for all ages. Info: 450-9048. TNT Thursdays for tweens and teens, ages 10-18 - 4 to 5 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. Enjoy an hour of crafts and gaming. Come solo or bring a friend.


Screening of United We Ski w/filmmaker Tyler Wilkonson-Ray and local pro skier Will Burks - 4 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. $10 at the door. Made possible by the support of Big Wood Ski of Ketchum. Half of the proceeds will support the non-profit Rotarun Ski Hill in Hailey. FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall, Hailey.


Screening of United We Ski w/filmmaker Tyler Wilkonson-Ray and local pro skier Will Burks - 6:30 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. $10 at the door. Made possible by the support of Big Wood Ski of Ketchum. Half of the proceeds will support the non-profit Rotarun Ski Hill in Hailey. Knitting and Crocheting Maker Space - 6 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. All skill levels are welcome. the library provides the space and time for you to meet as well as helpful books and online resources. GriefShare, a non-denominational program for persons suffering from the death of a loved one - 6 p.m. at he Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. Ladies’ Night - 6 to 9 p.m. at The Bead Shop/Bella Cosa Studio, Hailey. Info: 7886770 Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  - 6 to 7:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 7217478


friday, 12.27.13

Hailey’s Holiday Antique Market - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hailey Armory. Antique Dealers with fabulous, wonderful antiques & treasures. Free admission. Animal Shelter Benefit with Wine & Cheese in the evenings. Info: Alee at 208-7201146 Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. 727-9622. Alanon Meeting - 12 p.m. at The Sun Club, Hailey. Info: Afternoon Bridge - 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  2 to 3:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 Duplicate bridge for players new to duplicate - 3-5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or Kids Clay - 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Bella Cosa Studio, Hailey. Learn the basics of hand-building and sculpture from artist Sarah Long. Call 721-8042 to reserve a space. Gallery Walk tour with Wendy Jaquet - 5 to 8 p.m. Offered by the Sun Valley Company’s Recreation Office, Jaquets tour leaves from the Sun Valley Resort on the 5:12 p.m. Mountain Rides bus. Info: Beaver Creek Fire Photo Exhibition featuring new images - 5 to 8 p.m. at the ERC Office in Ketchum. FREE. Info: 208-7264333 Open House - 5 to 8 p.m. at The Parlor House, a new gathering spot for artists and events, a place to foster creativity. Located at 151 Sun Valley Rd., Ketchum Gallery Walk - 5 to 8 p.m. at participating galleries in Ketchum. Info: or 726-5512

_ Comedian Mike Murphy benefit show for Higher Ground Sun Valley - 6 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. $75 w/ VIP Tables available for 8 for $1,000. Info/ tickets: 208-726-9298

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tickets: or 208-5789122 Sun Valley Suns vs. Future Suns - 7 p.m. at the indoor Sun Valley Ice Rink. Info: S Eliot Lipp w/Pool Party - 9 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. $8 /advance; $10 day of show

Company of Fools presents Shipwrecked! - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. $35; $25/seniors and SVCA members; $10/students 18 and under. Info/

Company of Fools presents Shipwrecked! - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. $35; $25/seniors and SVCA members; $10/students 18 and under. Info/ tickets: or 208-5789122 S Swamp Cats, real Chicago Blues 9:30 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon in Bellevue. No cover S Micky & the Motorcars - 9 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. $20/advance

saturday, 12.28.13

Hailey’s Holiday Antique Market - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hailey Armory. Antique Dealers with fabulous, wonderful antiques & treasures. Free admission. Animal Shelter Benefit with Wine & Cheese in the evenings. Info: Alee at 208-7201146 Winter Tracking with Ann Christensen - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., meet at the ERC office in Ketchum then go north. Suggested donation, Pre-registration required: 208726-4333 or Hailey Holiday Square and Festivities 12 to 4 p.m. on The Mint Promenade (located between Jane’s Artifacts and The Mint) in Hailey. Vendors, carolers, Santa and Raffle Drawings at 3 p.m. (get your tickets to the raffle by shopping locally at participating businesses). Info: 208-7889815 x13 Ho Ho handrails and Ho Down Rail Jam - 4 to 6 p.m. on Dollar Mountain. Sponsored by CandyGrind, Smith Optics, GoPro, Red Bull and Sun Valley Terrain Parks. Open rail session from 6 to 8 p.m., along with a party inside Carol’s Dollar Mtn Lodge with music, pizza, wine, beer and hot drinks. Register for Rail Jam at the ticket window. Practice is from 3 to 4 p.m. Restorative Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9600. Company of Fools presents Shipwrecked! - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. $35; $25/seniors and SVCA members; $10/students 18 and under. Info/ tickets: or 208-5789122

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day Party - 7 p.m. at Velocio in Ketchum. Music. No host bar. Sun Valley Suns vs. Jackson Hole Moose - 7 p.m. at the indoor Sun Valley Ice Rink. Info: S Tenor Cody Austin performs Bocelli and Groban’s Greats Hits, this special holiday concert is presented by the Sun Valley Opera - 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum. CD Signing reception following. $35/person. Tickets/info: 208-726-0991 S Strat & Mouse w/Mr. Chief - 9 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. $8/advance

sunday, 12.29.13

Hailey’s Holiday Antique Market - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hailey Armory. Antique Dealers with fabulous, wonderful antiques & treasures. Free admission. Animal Shelter Benefit with Wine & Cheese in the evenings. Info: Alee at 208-7201146 Carol Glenn booksigning - 4 to 6 p.m. at Iconoclast Books, Ketchum. Her new coffee table book features photos by Bellevue photographer Kirsten Shultz. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  5 to 6:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 Company of Fools presents Shipwrecked! - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. $35; $25/seniors and SVCA members; $10/students 18 and under. Info/ tickets: or 208-5789122 Sun Valley Suns vs. Jackson Hole Moose - 7 p.m. at the indoor Sun Valley Ice Rink. Info: S Fox Street Allstars - 9 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. $8/advance

monday, 12.30.13

Toddler Story Time - 10:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600.


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OUR TAKE A CLASS SECTION IN OUR CLASSIFIEDS - DON’T MISS ‘EM! Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen - 12:15 to 1 p.m. at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria), Ketchum. Basic Bridge Lessons - 3 to 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or Feldenkrais - 3:45 p.m. at BCRD. Comfortable clothing and an inquiring mind are all that is needed to join this non-competitive floor movement class. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill “Connections” Recovery Support Group for persons living with mental illness - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple - lower level, Hailey. Info: 309-1987


Sun Valley Artist Series presents the Claremont Trio - 7 p.m. at Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum (meet the artist on stage at 6:15 p.m.). $24/adults; $10/ students. Tickets/Info online: S ZoSo, the Ultimate Led Zepelin Experience - 9 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. $12/advance ; $15 at the door SunValleyBridge. com Christmas Eve Ice Show (Nutcracker on Ice) - 5 p.m. at the Sun Valley Ice Rink. Free cocoa and cookies, Sun Valley carolers, ice show, fireworks and a torchlight parade down Dollar Mountain. Free ice skating following the show as well. Weight Watchers - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. 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 Spaghetti Feed and Fireworks - 6 to 9 p.m. at Rotarun Ski Hill, Hailey. $7 for all you can eat spaghetti. Fireworks after night skiing at 9 p.m. Info: 208-788-6204 or Christmas Eve Services - 6:30 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church in Hailey. Info: 208-788-4107 Belly Dance Class for women of all ages and abilities - 6:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates in Hailey. $10/class. Info: 208-7212227 Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cody Acupuncture Clinic, Hailey. Info: 720-7530.

The Sofa Kings - 9:30 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon in Bellevue. No cover

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Wood River High School Annual Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. around the Wood River Valley. $10 for trees up to 8ft; $20 for trees over 8 ft. Call and reserve your tree pickup - 208481-0389 Snowmaker Race (7.5 and 15 km) Info:


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tuesday, 12.31.13

New Year’s Eve Cut to the Core with Connie Aronson - 8 to 8:30 a.m. at All Things Sacred, in the Ketchum Galleria. $5-$9 donation sugg. Info: 208-720-0504 Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Let’s Grow Together (Wood River Parents Group): Let’s Make Smoothies With Nurture, open tumbling - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Wood River Community YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9622. FREE to the community Rotary Club of Ketchum/Sun Valley meeting - 12 to 1:15 p.m. at Rico’s, Ketchum. Info: 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, Hailey. Info: 7883468. BINGO after lunch, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Sewcial Society open sew - 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fabric Granary, Hailey. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan - 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478  Duplicate bridge game for those new to duplicate - 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@



New Year’s Eve Party for the entire family, including laser tag, bungee basketball, giant boxing and a midway in the Sun Valley Lodge. Info: 208-622-2135 Kids Rockin New Year’s Eve Celebration - 6 p.m. at the Boiler Room in Sun Valley. For ages 8 through 14. $50 per child. RSVP: 208-622-2135 New Year’s Eve Celebration - 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Duchin Room in Sun Valley’s Lodge. New Year’s Eve Bash for high-school aged youth sponsored by the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition, iDFY and Boulder Mountain Crossfit - 9 p.m. at Boulder Mountain Crossfit, Hailey. The lock-in goes to 9 a.m., New Year’s Day. This is a safe night for local youth. Info: 208-578-5466


New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash - 9 p.m. at River Run. A benefit for Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Enjoy a midnight toast and free champagne from 9 to 10 p.m. and Hollywood favorite DJ Shark will provide the soundtrack for the party. $60/ advance; $75/at the door (if available). Must be 21 and over. Tickets/Info: 208726-9491 pr 208-622-2135 S Marmalade Hill from SLC, Utah and openers Aces Up and Doc Rock/DJ Alien 9 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. $55 in advance, $60 day of show.

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he only thing I could think upon leaving David O. Russell’s great new movie American Hustle was how much I wanted to see it again, and soon. This is probably because the filmmaking is at such a dizzyingly high level and in small part because the plot is intricate and you hate to miss any morsel. Russell himself is on a Preston Sturges-like run of success with The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and now this movie. It seems that it would be impossible to top himself but he has done so here and the Oscar reaping is sure to be bountiful, beginning with outrageous performances by all the actors, but in particular Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. There is also the tremendous script by Russell and Eric Singer based loosely on the Abscam sting operation of the 1970s. As we are told in the opening title, “Some of this actually happened.” This movie, as much as anything else, is stylistically all about the ‘70s -- from the hair to the clothes to the amazing art direction and especially to the music. Is there any other director aside from Scorsese and Tarantino that uses rock and roll so beautifully to tell the story? That story is actually the love story of two grifters played by Bale and Amy Adams that agree to help the feds with an amazing sting operation to save their own skins. Bradley Cooper (with a hysterical perm) plays the overly ambitious FBI agent and Jeremy Renner plays the mayor of Camden, New Jersey, who is brought down in all the carnage. Then there is Lawrence -- who is nothing short of amazing as Bale’s young, frustrated, Long Island wife and mother of his adopted son. The question that the film brilliantly asks is, “Who’s hustling who?” To find out the answer, you have to see it to believe it. tws







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Solstice Dinner Honors Three STORY & PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK


t was fitting that two of the three honorees at Saturday’s 10th annual Winter Solstice Appreciation Dinner couldn’t make it. R.L. Rowsey was playing music for Company of Fools’ “Shipwrecked!”—one of his many duties in addition to leading music at Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and teaching youngsters for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music School and Wood River High School. Patty Parsons Tewson was leading her Sun Valley Hallelujah Chorus in a Christmas concert. If she hadn’t been there, she would’ve been at the nexStage Theatre where she had directed the music for “A Christmas Carol—The Musical.” And, if the dinner had been held a year earlier, the third honoree—Dick Brown—wouldn’t have made it as he was off directing his Caritas Chorale the night that dinner was held. That didn’t faze co-founder David Hitchin. “Music is one of the things that is the heart and soul of our valley. I know many of you are financing musical endeavors like the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. And others are making it,” he said. Dick Brown is retiring from his position as choir master at St. Thomas Episcopal Church following Christmas services. He will hand the Caritas Chorale over to Rowsey following a performance of “Messiah” in April and a spring sing fest at Gail Severn Gallery. Brown said he and his wife Billie are considering moving to Helena, Mont., where he could

teach at a local college. “I’m jumping off a cliff not knowing where I’m going, but it’s kind of fun,” said Brown, who has been a professional musician for 52 years. “We love it here, we really do, so this has been a tough decision. This is a really, really special valley and that’s one of the reasons I decided to retire here. Once you’ve had the Caritas Chorale and St. Thomas, nothing else would ever come close.” Brown came here from Mississippi, attracted in part by the gems and rocks of the area. His love of the West and its history inspired him to commission two pieces for the Chorale—one focusing on Lewis and Clark’s journey through Idaho and the other on the Nez Perce people. “Those pieces endowed us with a sense of who we are,” said Diane Josephy Peavey, who wrote the libretto for the concertos. Brown said he hopes people have gone away from his concerts feeling better about life. “We music makers make life more beautiful, more tolerable— all the arts do,” he said. Patty Parsons Tewson said music is therapy for her—“better than medicine.” “Music has to do with hope. It’s healing. And it’s a fabulous way to build community. We present our concerts as a gift to the community,” she said. David Hitchin told guests that he and his wife Jill started the dinner, which is coupled with dancing and Christmas carol singing, as “an anti-Sun Valley party” without silent auctions and live auctions. Guests are simply invited to drop a sealed, addressed envelope into a basket containing a check for one of their favorite charities in the valley.

Patty Parsons Tewson led the Sun Valley Hallelujah Chorus in practice for their Christmas concerts last week.

“We use it as a way to show appreciation for our valley and the philanthropreneurs in the 200-plus nonprofits in the valley,” he said. “About ten of those get all the recognition, and we do this to raise awareness of the others.”

experience counts…

Sun Valley’s general manager Tim Silva told those gathered at Saturday’s Winter Solstice Appreciation Dinner that there are advantages to getting old. Namely, the experience that comes with age. Silva said one of his first winters working on Baldy was the infamous winter of 1976-77 when low snow limited the entire skiing terrain to Flying Squirrel and Lower Warm Springs. Hopefully, the snow will come. But, Sun Valley has clearly been helped by the impressive arsenal of 500-plus snow guns that Earl and Carol Holding put in, he noted. Not only is Seattle Ridge and part of Greyhawk and Frenchman’s already open on Baldy, but Dollar Mountain sports an impressive array of terrain park features, including North America’s largest superpipe. tws

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Mobile Photo Bill Pay: Snap, Pay and Get on with Life

n March 2013, U.S. Bank became one of the first banks in the country to offer Photo Bill Pay to its mobile banking customers. This industry-leading innovation was developed to significantly simplify the bill set-up process for customers who use U.S. Bank’s iPad, iPhone and Android mobile banking apps. “Mobile Photo Bill Pay has been received very well with many U.S. Bank customers in the Wood River Valley,” said Charlotte Westendorf, branch manager for U.S. Bank in Hailey. “The bill set-up process is quite easy and allows payments to be made immediately. It also includes a feature to pay the biller now or on a later date.” Mobile Photo Bill Pay allows customers to quickly and easily add a biller or pay an existing biller, right within the U.S. Bank Mobile App. From this app, customers can add a bill or pay an existing biller with the

snap of a picture of their online or paper bill. “After taking the photo of your bill in the U.S. Bank Mobile App, the biller’s name, address, and account number are automatically populated to set up the biller,” said Westendorf. “Once the customer reviews and verifies the information, the biller set-up process is complete and ready to be paid.” After taking the photo of your bill in the U.S. Bank Mobile App, the bill details including due date and amount of payment are auto-populated as a pending payment. Once the customer reviews and verifies the information, the bill payment is scheduled. “U.S. Bank welcomes individuals and businesses to visit our branch to learn more about Mobile Photo Bill Pay,” said Westendorf. “Our bankers are happy to answer their questions.” tws

Philanthropist Edgar Bronfman Dies BY KAREN BOSSICK


dgar Bronfman, the philanthropist behind the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s In Focus chamber music series, died Saturday at his home in New York. He was 84. Bronfman, a billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress which lobbied Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate, made his fortune with his family’s Seagram’s liquor empire. He and his wife Jan Aronson, a renowned artist, have been familiar figures around Sun Valley where they spent the winter holidays and much of the summer. Bronfman not only leant considerable financial support to the symphony but he was a support-

er of the local Wood River Jewish Community. He once funded a lavish breakfast spread of lox and bagels and other kosher items at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge as he made it possible for local Jewish people to attend the Shalom Hartman Institute convention held in Sun Valley to learn about their heritage and issues facing the Jewish people. Just last year, Bronfman signed copies of “The Bronfman Haggadah,” a book telling the Jews’ dramatic journey from slavery to freedom during the Passover that he wrote and had illustrated by his wife at Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum. He also wrote “Good Spirits: The Making of a Businessman,” one of four autobiographical books.



Carol Glenn Booksigning This Sunday Carol Glenn will sign copies of her new coffee table book, “Carol Glenn,” depicting her ceramic work from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum. The book, which features photographs by Bellevue photographer Kirsten Shultz, is “stunning,” according to Iconoclast Books owner Sarah

Hedrick. Glenn studied in Japan where she came to treasure functional pieces as art. The book includes little stories of her life. Glenn, wife of “The Right Stuff” star Scott Glenn, is a Ketchum- and Los Angeles-based painter and ceramicist.

Murphy Gives Benefit Performance Friday Comedian Mike Murphy will present a performance at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. The show will benefit the nonprofit group Higher Ground, which provides therapeutic recreational opportu-

nities for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries. Tickets are $75 with VIP tables going for $1,000 for eight people. They include wine and appetizers. Tickets are available by calling 208-726-9298.

Lowest Price for Next Year’s Jazz Fest The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree is selling tickets to next year’s 25th anniversary celebration (Oct. 15-19) at a special Christmas price right now. Get

a five-day all-event ticket plus a color souvenir program for just $123. Price expires Dec. 31, 2013. Tickets:

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The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a beginning encaustics class with accomplished mixed-media artist Alison Higdon. During three sessions in January, participants will explore the ancient art of encaustics, a style of painting using hot wax. “This class is perfect for those new to encaustics and those interested in furthering their understanding,” said Sarah Kolash, education coordinator. “Higdon will introduce the basics of painting in molten beeswax and demonstrate a variety of application techniques. It’s a great opportunity for students to come together and play with wax in a casual atmosphere.” Encaustic paint is wax based and composed of beeswax, resin and pig-

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ment. It’s kept molten, or liquefied, on a heated palette. Once encaustic paint is applied to an absorbent surface, it’s then reheated, which fuses the paint. The term encaustic comes from the Greek word enkaiein, which means “to burn in”—a reference to the process of fusing the paint. Alison Higdon is a mixed-media artist who focuses primarily on encaustic painting. Her work combines design elements from various cultures, textures from nature and abstract. The three-part class begins on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. at The Center in Hailey and continues on Jan. 11 and 25. Tuition is $150 for members and $200 for nonmembers, plus a $50 supply fee. To register, visit or call (208) 720-9491.


Gallery Walk Boasts Eye-Popping Glasswork BY KAREN BOSSICK


inny Ruffner’s flowers don’t need watering. But her large-scale flora made of glass, steel and bronze took a lot of nurturing care. Inspired by talk of gene sharing between plants and animals, Ruffner decided to explore the thought of what happens when two entities that cannot reproduce with each other merge. Her sculptures stretch the imagination, asking viewers to imagine what it would look like if lightning bloomed. Or if sea life emerged like a flower. The Seattle artist’s works are being showcased at Friesen Gallery, 320 First Ave. N., during Friday’s Gallery Walk, in which Ketchum galleries will open their doors for special showings between 5 and 8 p.m. Ruffner will be present during the walk. A self-described closet geek who reads science journals for pleasure, Ruffner was entranced by the idea of scientists putting pig genes in beets to make them bigger and walrus genes in tomatoes to make them frost-proof. “What if lightning could bloom?” the Seattle artist asked herself. “What would it look like?” What she conceived of is like Pablo Picasso meeting JacquesYves Cousteau. They show the genius of a woman who revolutionized torch-worked glass, raising it from its kitsch reputation into a global art form. Her colorful, often humorous, pieces resemble a kaleidoscope in 3D. One work is titled “Chrysanthemum Carp.” Another, “The

Sensual Bouquet of DNA,” shows what happens when genetic strands give way to floral blooms. A dinosaur flowers in “Burden of Beauty.” Eye-popping dewdrops catch the eye on the ends of flower petals in “Decorative Dewdrops.” Ruffner’s glasswork is augmented by illustrations that are equally engaging as they juxtapose fish, insects and seashells with grapes, flowers and cornstalks. Other highlights of Friday’s Gallery Walk: Kneeland Gallery, 271 N. 1st St., will present an exhibition titled “The Sublime and the Beautiful.” It features works by plein air painter Robert Moore, Russian-born Ovanes Berberian, and Joe Anna Arnett, a master artist on “Passport & Palette,” an art instruction and travel series on PBS. The west gallery room will feature “Halcon Days”— works by William Berra who experimented with the techniques of the Macchiaioli painters of 19th-century Italy while painting the Santa Fe landscape. One of those techniques consists of painting on a board shellacked with an orange base to warm the painting. Harvey Art Projects, 391 1st Ave. N., offers a new exhibition titled “Masters of Western Desert Art of Australia.” It was created by Papunya Tula Artists, the most renowned of the contemporary indigenous art movements in Australia, according to owner Julie Harvey. The Papunya live 240 kilometers northwest of Alice Springs. Two of the artists are in their 80s.

Saddletree Gallery, 460 Sun Valley Rd., across from Starbucks, will show Ed Cannady’s new photographs on canvas of the backcountry of the Sawtooth, Boulder and White Cloud mountains. Cannady, a ranger with the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, has traveled extensively in the local backcountry over the past 40 years, always with his camera slung over his shoulder. He will be at the gallery during Gallery Walk. Mountain Images Gallery, 400 E. Sun Valley Rd., will raise a toast to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, with the help of the Sawtooth Society and the Sawtooth Brewery, which will pour locally brewed beer for those who stop in. Photographer James Bourret will make a donation from the sale of each print of his series of limited-edition SNRA images to the Sawtooth Society. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 1st Ave. N., will offer a preview of upcoming exhibitions during Friday’s Gallery Walk. The exhibition will feature a beautiful 113-by-75-inch tapestry by Kiki Smith of eagles in flight, along with works by familiar artists like Victoria Adams, James Cook, Judith Kindler, Hung Liu, Lynda Lowe, Christopher Reilly and Theodore Waddell. Broschofsky Galleries, 360 East Ave., is showcasing contemporary and century-old Western art by such artists as Russell Chatham. Environmental Resource Center, 471 Washington Ave., N., will show photos taken by local residents during August’s Beaver Creek Fire. The exhibit

will include Steve Dondero’s “Time for a Cold One,” which won the People’s Choice Award during the October showing, as well as new images. MESH Art Studio, 360 First Ave. N., also is showing images of the Beaver Creek Fire taken by Jeff Lubeck, along with beautiful large-scale pictures of the Boulder Mountains boasting fall colors. Gilman Contemporary, 661 Sun Valley Rd., will show a varied collection, including paintings from Ashley Collins’ “White Series: Coins and Poets.” Fifteen percent of the sales from her paintings will go toward Camp Rainbow Gold, a summer camp for children with cancer. Jennifer Bellinger, 511 E. 4th St., features Bellinger’s oils of luscious lemons and other still lifes, as well as bronze and metal sculptures of such artists as Dave LaMure, Jr., and Russ Lamb, art jewelry by Michele Black, and river rock stone bowls by Gabriel Embler. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 5th St. E., is showcasing its new exhibition, “Wish You Were Here.” The exhibition features paintings, lightboxes, ceramic plates, memorabilia and photographs that speak to the road trip that hearkens back to first-century Roman aristocrats traveling around the Mediterranean visiting sites that even then were considered ancient wonders. The gallery will screen Amanda Hamilton’s short film, “It Happened in Sun Valley”—an entertaining look at Sun Valley as a tourist destination through the eyes of Hollywood—between 5 and 7 p.m.

See Ginny Ruffner’s glass flowers at Friesen Gallery during Friday’s Gallery Walk. courtesy pHOTO

Gateway Funding, 360 Sun Valley Rd., features David Rau’s most recent body of work titled, Winter 2013-2014. Rau specializes in oils, mixed medium sculptures and pieces emphasizing form and function. Drawn to images in nature, his subjects are always the focus of his distinct attention to detail and photorealistic style. tws

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Former Idaho legislature democratic representative Wendy Jaquet will lead a free guided art tour from 5 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 27 for Gallery Walk. An offering by the Sun Valley Company’s Recreation Office, Jaquet’s guided tours leave from the Sun Valley Resort on the Mountain Rides 5:12 p.m. bus. For more details, e-mail

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Colorful Ice Carvings at Tree Lighting STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

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olored Christmas trees, snowflakes and thrones arose magically out of carved ice Saturday night as Sun Valley Resort celebrated its annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Julie and Riley Siegel of Hailey posed for pictures in one of the ice thrones. Ben Goitiandia, Tyler Bach and Jon Goitiandia— all members of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation team enjoyed sitting back while they enjoyed complimentary cocoa and cookies provided by Sun Valley Resort. The Sun Valley Carolers, including former Sun Valley resident Melody Mauldin, provided

15 minutes of a cappella carols. Sun Valley’s General Manager Tim Silva teased the kids in the audience as he prepared to lead them in counting down to the

Christmas tree lighting. And-ho, ho, ho!—Santa arrived on the Sun Valley Inn terrace in a buggy pulled by a miniature pony. tws


anta apparently sent out this little guy dressed in its own little Santa suit ahead of him to sniff out things before Santa made his appearance at Saturday evening’s Tree Lighting Festival at Sun Valley. Gufy is owned by Cecilia Quispe of Hailey. Photo: karen bossick/sun

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he Krantz family from Salt Lake City went all out in the Vintage Christmas Sweater Contest held at the Sun Valley Lodge’s Duchin Room Saturday night. With the help of Decades store in Salt Lake City, Travis, Lexi, Jeff, Mitzi, Ryan and Kolby covered themselves with tiny Santas and penguins on skis, frolicking snowmen and Teddy Bears done up for the holidays. “I’ve been coming here 53 years, starting when I was 4, said Mitzi. “We wanted to do up the holidays right.”

HappyHolidays Ketchum resident Ben “Festivus” Flandro (274) took a different tack. He took a vintage sweater and made it over into a vintage Christmas sweater with

a big red Christmas bow and Christmas ornaments he pinned to the sweater. “It was my crafts project for tws the day,” he said.


eather Johnston, Dartha Riviera and Betsy Stoll were among the members of the Sun Valley Hallelujah Chorus who presented two holiday concerts this past weekend. Photo: karen bossick/sun


Winter Tracking Workshops Begin Soon Local legend Ann Christensen will once again lead winter tracking workshops on snowshoes for the Environmental Resource Center (ERC). This all-ages event will kick off with an indoor presentation about local wildlife and tips for identifying their tracks, at the ERC offices at 471 N. Washington Ave. in Ketchum. After travelling to a pre-scouted location north of Ketchum, everyone will don their snowshoes and head out for a handson tracking lesson. Bring a bag lunch,

water, plus snowshoes, but please, leave your dogs at home. Snowshoes can be rented from local outdoor shops. Sign up for one workshop or all three (you will be hooked immediately by Ann’s enthusiastic teaching style). Plan to get your family outdoors this winter on December 28, January 11 and February 8, from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited. Suggested donation is $10/ ERC members; $15/nm. Info: 208-7264333 or Facebook/ERC Sun Valley.

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hat a fabulous and fun dinner I had the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 4. It was a dinner very like those wonderful national “Outstanding in the Fields” events. If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to have attended one of those, as I had been in Paso Robles, Calif., you know what a special treat that is. Their mission is “to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it.” To attend one of these dinners, you are charged anywhere from $190 upward. Guess what, folks? We have our very own “Outstanding in the Fields” right here in Hailey and the price is way downwards from $190. Last night’s dinner cost $55 which included four courses and four different wines plus wonderful explanatory pre-course serving commentary from Al McCord. The menu presented by the talented local chef Sarah Lipton was the following: Charcuterie Platter with Buffalo Summer Sausage from Big Lost River Meats, Peach Compote from Waterwheel Gardens, Cheese from Blue Sage Farms, Brando’s Pickles and Housemade Crostini. Paired with this by

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Al McCord was a lovely Canoe Ridge Expedition Pinot Gris, Horse Heaven Hills, Wash. Following were two dishes served family-style: Roasted Beet Salad and the Entrée Braised Lamb. Each had their own accompanying wine which is served in fun jam jars. The water is served in a larger jar. For dessert there was a Plum Upside-Down Cake with Bocelli Prosecco from Italy. Each course names the local producers involved in the dish on a menu that you receive and which, on the back, is each course’s recipe so that you, too, can become the talented chef that Sarah Lipton is at your very own home. If you don’t know where the Wood River Sustainability Center is, it’s easy to find because it’s in one of our local sets of historical low-slung white and green wood Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) buildings found right on River Street. This business previously was owned and lovingly run by Dick and Melinda Springs. They sold it to the McCords in May of this year. Al McCord is well connected in the Valley’s food community and Stephanie, his wife, you may know as the executive director of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

I was lucky enough to be seated right across from the Springs and next to a lovely couple who own the Double Springs Ranch specializing in alfalfa production and grass-fed Black Angus beef in May, Idaho. The conversation centered around animal husbandry, dairy, cattle, sheep, fish and everything to do with those in an organic and conservative way. It was fascinating and just perfect to go along with the dinner. Seating is at a very long table beautifully set but reminiscent of being at a farm. Guests sit on both sides of the table and last night there were 35 diners present. Many were local food/ husbandry growers. It was a fabulous experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. So don’t miss out and call Al or Stephanie to make your reservation for the next dinner—which, by the way, will be taking place in January. This once-monthly column features our wonderful valley restaurants to which we can easily stroll—sometimes with the help of a bus or car ride—and is therefore called The Walking Gourmet. I hope that it will be a helpful guide for would-be diners as well for all of our fine local tws eateries.

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PET PARADISE ed in cooking? Julie: As I have gotten older I started enjoying cooking as well as baking. Food network channel is my favorite and cooking is a peaceful and creative kind of therapy for me Sun: How long have you lived in the Wood River Valley?

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SUN VALLEY PREPARES TO SERVE UP MEMORIES AND CHRISTMAS DINNER, from page 1 The resort seated more than a thousand people on Christmas Eve, Enoch said. A sold-out crowd of 180 diners showed up at the Roundhouse with 200 more on the wait list. That scenario will be repeated today for Christmas dinner. A sold-out crowd of 280 people sat down to Christmas Eve dinner at the Lodge Dining Room, and the vaunted venue is sold out for today. Sun Valley Club’s Christmas Eve buffet sold out, as did the dinner sleigh ride dinners at Trail Creek Cabin. And you can’t thumb your way out to the cabin for its elk and other Rocky Mountain cuisine on a sleigh today—it’s sold out again. There are a few spots left at Gretchen’s, where classic traditional dishes like turkey and prime rib will be served up. And the Konditorei will be open this year to take diners on a firstcome, first-served basis. Whipping up a new Christmas tradition Ken Pratt, Sun Valley’s executive banquet chef, can’t recall the last time his family actually sat down to Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. While he serves up dinner at Sun Valley, his wife Joyce—a family consumer science teacher (formerly known as home economics teacher) at Wood River High School, prepares Christmas dinner for a private family. The couple has packed their freezer full of eats for relatives from Gooding and Boise who moved in for the holidays. “I’ll fly in the doors to look after things just as my wife’s leaving,” Pratt said. “You get used to it. It’s another festive time to be around friends, but your friends happen to be on the other side of the serving counter.” Pratt and his staff prepared 200 gallons of cocoa in 40-gallon pots, 150 gallons of hot cider and 50 gallons of coffee to hand out to some 6,000 guests who crowded around Sun Valley’s outdoor ice rink last night for the free Christmas Eve performance of “Nutcracker on Ice.” They supplemented the hot beverages with 4,500 cookies baked in Sun Valley ovens. Murcko, meanwhile, whipped up hundreds of eggs to concoct 40 gallons of eggnog spiced the Murcko way for the inaugural free Christmas Eve Eggnog Party at the Konditorei. The new Sun Valley tradition was inspired by his own family’s longstanding tradition of having eggnog before tucking the kids in

on Christmas Eve. Today, skiers and snowboarders—many of them dressed in Santa hats and suits—will head up the mountain to try out new skis and boards. They’ll be able to nibble on whatever suits their fancy, from sushi and wok fare at River Run Lodge to tacos at Lookout restaurant’s taco bar, and even pizza at Bald Mountain Pizza. Those who want more traditional Christmas fare—even with a big meal planned later in the day— can find turkey and ham at the carvery in Warm Springs Lodge. “We get a lot of requests for Italian wedding soup at Seattle Ridge Lodge,” Pratt said. When families sit down for Christmas dinner, they’ll find traditional Christmas favorites like Buche de Noelle, a log roll filled with chocolate genoise, chocolate mousse, meringue and huckleberry coulis at the Lodge Dining Room, along with tenderloin, rack of lamb, Idaho sturgeon and turkey roulade, a stuffed turkey roll with apple-nut stuffing. The Roundhouse will serve up holiday fare in European alpine tradition, ranging from elk saltimbocca with mustard spatzle to braised lamb shank with cauliflower fritter. Remember the year….? Certainly, the most memorable Sun Valley Christmas on record took place in 2009 when a power outage darkened the valley on Christmas Eve. Many homes and businesses around the valley didn’t get their lights back on until the following evening. Sun Valley Resort employees like Ghislane Guigan responded by passing out candles and flashlights, pastries and cookies, to guests who huddled around the lodge fireplace in their pajamas and ski parkas. Employees brought in their own barbecue grills and propane burners to heat coffee and fix scrambled eggs. They set up breakfast buffets on the lodge terrace and in the lobby of the Sun Valley Inn as the morning sun began to light the resort. Dozens of valley residents whose own holiday dinners at restaurants in town had been cancelled by the outage joined guests in partaking of free meals being served at Sun Valley. “There wasn’t one complaint,” said Jack Sibbach, Sun Valley’s marketing director. “In fact, we got letters expressing gratitude because they said, ‘You took care of us.’ ” “We have generators now and

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hundreds of flashlights,” added Enoch. “Since we provide lodging to a somewhat captive audience, we don’t have the luxury of sitting back and waiting for the power to come back on. We have to make things happen. And we need to use the food up right away, anyway, if the power is going to be out for any length of time.” Enoch has catered private parties in Dallas and worked in restaurants during Christmas in Park City. But Christmas in Sun Valley is like nowhere else, she said: “This beats all because of the many years people have been making this tradition. It’s a very generational thing for us. Generations have been coming to the same dinner for years and they’re bringing their kids, their grandchildren, to it now,” she said. “The expectations are higher here. People demand and expect something very special, very memorable. And Sun Valley does a good job of providing that what with its tree lighting, caroling, the ice show and now the Winter Wonderland.” Enoch grew up in Dallas, listening to her father’s tales of living in the Rockies. Eventually, she decided she wanted her traffic jam to consist of an elk herd crossing the road. So she didn’t bat an eye when her husband Joshua decided he wanted to live some place where he could snowboard. She usually spends her days ordering restaurant linens and working on training manuals, budgeting and manager evaluations. Right now she’s brainstorming changes to the Konditorei’s breakfast menu to include more unusual fare such as French toast cinnamon roll. But today she’ll be working coat check in the Konditorei. Christmas time with her family was limited to taking her 2-yearold twins to breakfast with Santa in the Lodge Dining Room. “My sister is a nurse and nurses work holidays so we’ve gotten used to celebrating the holidays on other days,” she said. “This is go time for Sun Valley employees—and actually, it’s an opportunity for them to make some good tips.” Sibbach agreed: “It gives us great joy that we can bring great memories to our guests. We’re not with our families, but that’s okay because we’re with our guests and we’re putting smiles on people’s faces.” tws


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The Christina Potters Ice Rink at Atkinson Park in Ketchum has opened just in time for the holiday season. The ice rink is the largest non-refrigerated outdoor ice rink in the Northwest.The rink is open seven days a week, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ,with a limited number of helmets, sticks, pucks and goals available to use at no cost. Helmets are required for registered participants of the After-School Program and highly recommended for all others.

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getting stuck in traffic. Cash: The good news is that cell phones can work to your advantage. Most people are reachable all the time, even while traveling, so be sure to get their cell phone number. It's not impolite to call and find out their estimated arrival time if they are running behind schedule. Carry: While it can be unnerving to have people show up late or extremely early, keep in mind that your goal is to sell your item. While you don't have to tolerate extreme tardiness that disrupts your day, you should try to be accommodating to people when they do show up. Cash: Of course if they made you wait too long, you don't have to be so negotiable on the price!

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15 education TUTOR. Is your child struggling at school? Extra lessons by an experienced, qualified teacher and excellent motivator. Lynn 208 622 7396

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Visit our WEBSITE for: • LIST OF OPEN JOBS • DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTIONS • BENEFIT PACKAGE DETAILS • ONLINE APPLICATIONS To be considered for the above posted jobs, a fully completed online application is required for each job. To receive an email notification of job opportunities, apply online for our Job Notification System. (208) 578-5000 A Veteran’s Preference and Equal Opportunity Employer **02**

The Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse in Jackson Wyoming Is accepting RESUMES for Chef De Cuisine. Year round posistion full salary and benefits package. Must be self motivated organized LEADER who works closely with Executive Chef / Owners. Must posess classic culinary skills and be creative and be up for the task. Please email resumes to Busy Ketchum Salon is seeking a hairdresser/nail technician. 208-7271708

11 business op Concession Stand Opportunity at Rotarun for the Winter Season! Send resume and proposal to to begin the conversation. Choose Your Hours, Your Income and Your Rewards - I Do! Contact: Kim Coonis, Avon Independent Sales Representative. 208-720-3897 or

moving & hauling. Dump runs. No job too small. 208-720-4821. MOVING MADE EASY - The little ladies will pack’em and stack’em and the mighty men will load’em and totem. We’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. Don’t stall, give a call, 720-6676.

20 appliances Electric stove white, great cond. $200. Moving - prefer or lv msg 7203431. Bosch dishwasher,white $200. Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@ or lv msg 720-3431.

21 lawn & garden Thank you from the Black Bear Ranch Tree Farm for another successful season! See you in the Spring! 

22 art, antiques and collectibles Rehab, Respite & Elder Care Companionship top priority Jordana Bryan 208 308 2600

19 services Camas Prairie Storage, Fairfield, Idaho Winter storage units available. Discounted rates, well-maintained and safe. 788-9447 or 727-9447 HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES. -Experience, Recommendations, Responsible, free estimates available in areas Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, Warm Spring, Sun Valley call:208720-5973 or beatrizq2003@hotmail. com Deck Refurbishing, sanded and restained or painted. Reasonable rates. 720-7828 Alterations - Men’s, woman’s and children. Fast and efficient. Call 7208164 Twin Falls Train Shop & Hobbies trains and parts, lionel trains, repairs. Consignment, buy, sell, and trade. 144 Main Ave. S., Twin Falls, Idaho. Call Simon at 208-420-6878 for more info. Professional Window Washing and maintenance. Affordable rates. 7209913. 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 7883964 and we’ll pick them up for free. Two guys and a truck - Furniture

Hailey’s Holiday Antique Market Dec. 27 (11 to 7); Dec. 28 (10 to 6); and Dec. 29 (10 to 4) at the Hailey Armory. Antique Dealers with fabulous, wonderful antiques & treasures. Free admission. Animal Shelter Benefit with Wine & Cheese in the evenings. Info: Alee at 208-720-1146 Hundreds of basketball cards for sale. 1980-2000. Great condition. Well organized. $275 OBO for all. Call 208-309-1959. Great Christmas gift! Babe Ruth collection! Including 11 FDC Stamps from 1983 and one 22K gold plated baseball card from 1996. $45.00. 208-309-1959. During the Christmas season, Vee Riley will be showing and selling her paintings of 25 years. Oils, oil sticks, pastels and watercolors. Call 208721-2432 to make an appointment. Antique small table. 12’ wide by 18’ tall. beautiful end table. 309-0917 Antique MFG Enterprise meat grinder. $200. 309-0917 Two western prints with frames. one $45 other $50. 309-0917 Antique office chair by Marble Chair Co. $150. 309-0917 Antique rocking horse. Very unique. $100 720-2509 SUPER CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Original and unusual artworks - three original Nancy Stonington watercolors, varied sizes and prices from $500 $1,000. Also an unusual poster from the Sunshine Mine’s 100th anniversary, nicely framed $150. Call Ann (208) 726-9510

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24 furniture Custom made distressed alder dining table and 4 chairs. Excellent condition - table measures 7’6” x 3’8’ . Photos available. dbacca@ or 725-2256 Two rustic pine armoires, $400 each. One is 39 wide, 23 deep, 70 high; one is 48 wide, 24 deep, 80 tall. Call 788-1953 or email for Sofa (88”) and love seat (74”) for sale. Hunter Green color.  $175.  Call 721-7246. 7’ sofa/matching chair (neutral-beige/grey $350. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Round coffee table $45 (glass top/ walnut base & trim). Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Pine shelf unit - $75. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Victorian desk $200. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Large, beautiful designer armoire, could hold up to a 45’ tv, or great for storage. Retailed for $3,000 asking $600. Must see! 309-0917 Unique beautiful, solid round table. 36’ by 29’ high. Great breakfast or game table. Must see! $125. 3090917 Twin bed. Mattress, boxspring, frame, and designer solid wood headboard. $200. 309-0917 Chair - Wood Chair from Cost Plus World Market “Sevilla”, really nice in dark wood. Excellent condition. $40. For Picture, Google: “cost plus sevilla chair”, call: 721-2144 The Trader is now accepting consignments for furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Call Linda at 208-720-9206. Blonde Oak Dresser with hand carving - (3 drawer) $250. 788-2566

25 household Hammok stand for sale. $10. Large, green steel. Call 541-4000637. Brass 4 piece fireplace set $30 6221622 Older elk head, great condition. $295 720-1146 Front door w/frame - mullioned arch window, 36”x80” $100. Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@gmail. com or lv msg 720-3431. Bath vanity w/white sink&faucet, 3 drawers/2 doors,marble top $100. Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@ or lv msg 720-3431. New Moen shower head & tub faucet w/adaptor $60 (both stainless). Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@ or lv msg 720-3431. Kohler toilet, Kohler kitchen sink 33x22 each $50 - both white. Mov-

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Place your ad • Online: fill out an auto form on our submit classifieds tab at • E-mail: include all possible information and e-mail it to us at • Fax: 208-788-4297, attn: The Weekly Sun • Mail: PO Box 2711, Hailey, ID 83333 • Drop By: we are located in the Croy St. Bldg. on the corner of Croy & River streets in Hailey. We are the first door on the right at the top of the stairs, and if we aren’t here, you can place it in the drop box on the door

cost All Line Ads 20 words or less are FREE in any category. After that, it is 17.5¢/per word. Add a photo, logo or border for $7.50/per week in b/w, or $45 for full color. Classified Display Ads are available at our open rate of $10.98/column inch ing - prefer email:gerrip2749@gmail. com or lv msg 720-3431. Banana, Jute, Sisal area rugs - 4’ x 6’ and 6’ x8’. Both for $150. Retail is $1,200. 309-1088 Nice, warm, low operating cost far infrared heaters for sale. Two sizes. Call 788-2012

26 office furniture Turnstone Office Furniture. 2 offices, 1 reception, oval conference table/chairs, 6 file cabinets. Contemporary, light maple, excellent condition. Original purchase over $9K. Selling complete for $5K OBO.

28 clothing Lands End Girls medium ski outfit. Lt. pink with grey and white piping. Jacket, pants, 2 hats, gloves. VERY NICE $70 622-1622 Carhartt Men’s Quilt Lined Duck Coverall 34 waist regular length. Has paint stain on front, but is in very good condition otherwise. $50. 7889475

32 construction/bldg. 6.5 hp 15 gall Craftsman Shop Vacuum and accessories. Great condition. Asking $85. Call Jim 788-2770 Ann Sacks tile, white marble 6x3” 4 boxes+ $50. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Some cherry Kraft maid cabinets. Lower and upper corner, pull out 12” wide, fridge high, full depth pantry, some othe upper and lowers. Complete island with heavy stone top. Come and make an offer. 720-2509

34 cameras 1970’s Vivitar 35mm camera. With 2 lenses, electronic flash, book, and bag. Great working condition. $115. Call 309-1959. NO TEXTS. Sony Handycam 8mm video camera w/ extra battery, cords, etc. for sale. Great condition. $125 OBO. Call 309-1959. NO TEXTS. CAMERA - OLYMPUS OM77af SLR Camera (not digital) $75. Includes 2 lenses (wide angle & 35-70mm) and hard case. Please email for photo’s: or lv. msg 720-3431

37 electronics RAZER Black Widow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard for PC in original box. Great condition, lightly used. $75. 788-9475 RAZER Naga Expert MMO Gaming Mouse, in original box. Lightly used. $40. 788-9475 Day 1 edition XBox 1 - still in box $600. Call 720-5136 Smart Cover for iPad Mini, baby blue. Brand new in box at half price. $20 720-2509 HP 13X PRINTER black ink CARTRIDGE. Opened box but never used. Wrong cartridge for my printer.


c l a s s i f i e d a d pa g e s • d e a d l i n e : n o o n o n M o n d ay • c l a s s i f i e d s @ t h e w e e k ly s u n . c o m $120 retail. Yours for $20 720-2509 XBOX 360 Games - gently used, all rated M. Red Dead Redemption 3-part package (game, map & level book) - $20 OBO; Gun - $10 OBO; Viking, Battle for Asgard - $10 OBO; Conan - $10 OBO; and Turock - $10 OBO. Call 309-1566

40 musical Drum Set: Full Size 5-Piece Metallic Green w/Cymbals, Drum Pedal, Drumsticks, & Throne. Like new. Normally $750 selling for $400. 7881953 Professional Unionized Performer, Vivian Lee Alperin, now accepting students for voice, piano and drama. Children and beginners especially welcome. 720-6343 or 727-9774. ROSEWOOD MUSIC - Vintage, collectibles and pawn, instrument repair and restoration. Why leave the Valley?! Call Al at 481-1124 SALMON RIVER GUITARS - Custom-Made Guitars. Repair Restoration since 1969. Buy. Sell. Vintage. Used. Authorized Martin Repair Center. Stephen Neal Saqui, Luthier. 1-208-838-3021 Rehearsal Space for Bands Available - area has heat and restrooms. Call Scott at 727-1480. Guitar and drum lessons available for all levels of musicians. Our studio or yours. Call Scott at 727-1480.

42 firewood/stoves $75.00 for just less than a 1/2 cord of great dry firewood. You haul. 7887790 / 720-7656. Custom, pewter color, heavy Fireplace Screen, 2 door, must see, 42” wide, 29” high. $300 720-2509

48 skis/boards, equip. Salomon Powder Skis, 164cm with Salomon Bindings, used only a few times. $300 788-1953 POC Race Helmet, Small, Silver, $100. Like new - great Christmas gift! 788-1953 Ski Race Protective Gear for U12 year: Scott RC Jr. Leg Guards, $50; POC Aluminum Chin Guard, $40; Scott Pole Guards/Hand Protectors, $25. Like new. 788-1953 Volkl Tiger Shark, silver, red, white. 175cm. 10 foot radius. 105-73121mm. Just tuned. Marker bindings. $250. in Ketchum.alanjohn@

Dalbello womens kryzma with I.D. liner. Brand new, in box. Retail $695, sell for $275. 309-1088 2013 Volkl Code Speedwall S. 173cm. Brand new with marker DIM 16 binding. Retail $1235, sell for $600. 309-1088

pieces in tact, including instructions. $15/each. Perceptor, Crankcase, Lockdown, Cliffjumper, Battleblade Bumblebee. $10/each. Jazz, Reverb, Brawn and Sideswipe. $5/each. Deception, Jolt, Bumblebee and Turbo Tracks. 788-9475

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50 sporting goods Treadmill for sale Weslo Cadence C44 $125 208-358-3415 Complete set of golf clubs, hand cart and bag. Exceptional condition.  $150.  Call 721-7246. Like new Salomon Nordic Skate Boots size 8 $75. Call Jim 788-2770 Rocky Mountain Element 50. 18” Medium. Fox fork & shock XT/LX Drivetrain. Formula hydraulic brakes, Mavic 317 wheel set. Mechanic owned and maintained. Pristine condition. New $3,000 - asking $995. Call Greg at 721-0188. TERRA SPORTS CONSIGNMENT is accepting all gear. Ketchum is the best place to sell. Check our website for info. New K2 Aftershock- with Marker Bindings- Limited BMW Edition 174cm MSRP $900 Now $299 Ketchum Pawn 208-726-0110 BuySell Trade Ski Equipment Weight bench and treadmill. Call for info. 720-5153 Masi Road Bike for sale - excellent condition. $1,000. Call for more info 208-720-5127 We pay cash for quality bicycles, fly fishing and outdoor gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110.

54 toys (for the kids!) POC Race Helmet, Small, Silver, $100. Like new - great Christmas gift! 788-1953 Ski Race Protective Gear for U12 year: Scott RC Jr. Leg Guards, $50; POC Aluminum Chin Guard, $40; Scott Pole Guards/Hand Protectors, $25. Like new. 788-1953 LEGO Star Wars: complete inventoried sets in original boxes, used. MagnaGuard Starfighter 7673/$45. AT-TE Walker 7675/$115. Republic Fighter Tank 7679/$99. Republic Gunship 7676/$175. Republic Attack Shuttle 8019/$65. Lego The Twilight 7680/$99. Corporate Alliance Tank Droid 7748/$20. 788-9475 TRANSFORMERS in original boxes that have been opened, with all


AVON PRODUCTS.-www. PRODUCTOS AVON: Puedes ver los catalogos y hacer tus pedidos en o al telefono 720-5973. Green Weber Spirit 2 burner natural gas BBQ in great shape, $125. Call 721-2509 Duncane SS 3 burner propane BBQ w/ infrared rotisserie and side burner. $150. Call 720-2509 Double half barrel charcoal grill on countertop high stand with expanded metal grill and raised warming rack. $100 721-2558

60 homes for sale East Fork - Cabin-like home .72 acre, privacy trees. 3/2, garage, carport, large yard. Tons of room to upgrade. $395,000 Windermere Penny 208-309-1130 HUNTING-FISHING out your back door. 2 homes/5 bed/3 bath on 4.43 acres in Buhl, ID., $395,000. MLS#98534971, 1000 Springs Realty, Call Judy 208-539-9926 SALMON RIVER: 2+1 log home, studio +1, bunkhouse, 2-car garage (1,500-sf total living), 3-stall barn on 3.14 level fenced acres w/350ft river-frontage, 80-miles north of Ketchum w/hunting, fishing, riding @ $199,900. Adjacent 3.76 level fenced acres w/350-ft river frontage available @ $119,900.  Both parcels (6.9-acres + improvements) @ $299,900. Betsy Barrymore Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-720-4455. Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath mountain lodge-style home on nearly 2 acres 3.6 miles west of Stanley (Crooked Creek Sub.). Asking $495,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256 Fairfield - 3bd/1ba, big fenced yard, fire pit, 2-car garage, outbuildings, chicken coop, woodstove. On 3 lots in town, walk to bars and restaurants. 1,792 sf, 2-story, propane, city water and sewer. Call 208-329-3109. Owner carry.

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For Sale in Hailey: $195,000 2bdrm 2ba 2car garage. Granite counters, GFA, energy efficient twnhm at Sweetwater Community ‘on the park’ location w/ northern mtn views! Luxury at a low cost! 917 Heartland. Call Today! Karen and Sue, Realtors, Sweetwater Community Realty, 208.788.2164

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Started with 49 Homes 48 SOLD • 1 Under Contract Sweetwater Townhomes KEYS TO NEW HOMES COMING SOON. Pricing Available Soon, Call or Stop by For More Information. Green Neighborhood Village open 7 days a week (208) 788-2164 Sales, Sue & Karen Sweetwater Community Realty

70 vacation property Great Christmas gift for the entire family. One week in a furnished 2Br/2 Bath condo, sleeps 6, at The Cliffs, Kauai, Hawaii. This is “Fee Simple” “ meaning you hold a “Deed: to a unit at this location/ It is also an easy exchange to other places in the world. Value $25,000. asking $5,000. 208788-2566 Spectacular Williams Lake, Salmon, ID 2BR 2BA 120’ lakefront cabin see ad #1418 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.

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ter Community Realty, 208.788.2164 Upstairs Snowcreek Condo. 2/2, loft, original condition facing north, pool, hot tub, furnished. Price reduced to $317,000. Windermere Penny 208-309-1130 Sun Valley - Snowcreek Condo townhome 2/2, loft, plus private garage. Amenities - pool, hot tub, Pavilion. Walk to everything. $425,000. Windermere Penny 208-309-1130 Ketchum - Ptarmigan condo, reverse 2/2.5. Walk to River Run, town, bike path. U/g parking, 2 storage lockers. $339,000 Windermere Penny 208-309-1130 Ketchum - Timbers 3/3 condo plus u/g private garage. Baldy views, walk into town. Highend furnishings/audio, move-in ready. $695,000 Windermere Penny 208-309-1130 Sweetwater • Hailey, ID

For Sale in Hailey: $$245,000 3bed/2.5bath/3car garage/1606sf, Granite counters, GFA, Spacious with natural light townhouse at Sweetwater Community. Quality and Class in this well appointed home. Call Today! Karen and Sue, Realtors, Sweetwa-

Twin Falls on Blue Lakes next to DL Evans. 1500 sf+, main and basement. New paint/carpet. Sale $350,000 or lease. 425-985-2995 Hailey - River Street. DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY to build on 3, 7 or full block plus alley. Zoned H/B. Windermere Penny 208-3091130

73 vacant land ONLY 2 acre lot/Phase II., Allows horses. Gorgeous views, community park and water in Griffin Ranch. $335,000 OBO. 425-985-2995 Contractors/commuters Metal Shop w/Studio. Deep well, septic, on 5 acres. 7 miles N. Shoshone. Info: Call (208) 731-7763 ALL lots in Tews Ranch Subdivion on Highway 20 REDUCED 50%.. Has electricity & phone. Call Canyon Trail Realty 208-731-7022 REDUCED! 19 river front acres, 4 miles S. of Mackay. Fenced, fishing, wildlife, views, gorgeous!. $110,000. photos available 208-726-3656. 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. $24,500. 720-7828.

SALMON RIVER: 3.76 level fenced acres w/350-ft river frontage, 80-miltes north of Ketchum w/fishing, hunting, riding @ $119,900. Adjacent 2+1 log home, studio +1, bunkhouse, 2-car garage (1,500-sf total living), 3-stall barn on 3.14 level fenced acres w/350-ft river-frontage, 80-miles north of Ketchum @ $199,900. Both parcels (6.9-acres + improvements) @ $299,900. Betsy Barrymore Stoll, Capik & Co..208720-4455. 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

77 out of area rental Great house for rent, Fairfield. 6’ privacy fence. Pets welcome. Reduced rent to $550. Call for info 208727-1708 2bd, 1ba home on Salmon River Furnished - $650 month plus utilities. No smoking. First, last and deposit, pets neg. References requested. Located across from Old Sawmill Station between Stanley and Challis with easy access to River. Call Denise at 788-2648.

78 commercial rental Bellevue Main Street 254 sq-ft to 1193 sq-ft Office/Retail & Fully Operational Bank 2619 Sq-ft, Allstar Properties, Jeff, 578-4412 Ketchum Main Street Office/Retail 1946 sq-ft, Allstar Properties, Jeff 578-4412 Cold Springs Business Park 2 Shop/ Storage Spaces across from St. Luke’s Hospital & US 75. Space H: 1120sf with 7’bay door, small office, bathroom; Space C: 480 sf with full bay door access,office, bath. Great rates for winter or long term 622-5474 or emil@sun PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Lower Level #2-198sf, #4-465sf. Call Scott at 471-0065.

81 hailey rentals House 3/2, west end East Fork Road, decks, unfurnished, w/d, huge yard, one car garage, carport, 3/4 acre. Penny 309-1130 3 BD/2 BA duplex, Just remodeled! No smoking, pet possible, avail early April. $1100/month + utils. Brian at 208-720-4235 or check out www. Nightly/weekly/monthly! 2 BD/1 BA condo, fully furnished/outfitted. Prices vary depending on length of stay. 208-720-4235 or check out

82 ketchum rentals Warm Springs- Limelight 2+bunkroom, 2 bath, furnished, balcony, bus, pool, laundry, parking, bike path. Long Term $1200/mth, utilities. Penny 309-1130 1 Blk from post office, unfurnished home with lots of space & storage. Fenced back yard. $1800 Rent negotiable for good tenants! 208-3091222

85 short-term rental Short\term fully furnished 3bdrm 2 bath , Great Hailey location. Call 208-788-5362 or email

89 roommate wanted Roommate wanted. Mature, moderate drinking, no drugs. 2bd available for 1 person. North Woodside home. $350 + utilities. Wi-fi available. Dog possible, fenced yard. 720-9368. Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? Say it here in 20 words or less for free! e-mail or fax to 788-4297


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c l a s s i f i e d a d pa g e s • d e a d l i n e : n o o n o n M o n d ay • c l a s s i f i e d s @ t h e w e e k ly s u n . c o m 90 want to rent/buy I need a 1bd/1ba for rent--$700. Preferably in Ketchum vicinity. Have well behaved, non-shedding 9 year old toy poodle. Long term lease desired. Furnished or unfurnished. Call Margot 208-721-3551

201 horse boarding Horse boarding in Hailey. Full sun and out of the wind. 24/7 care. Arena and stall. Call: 720-3143 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 horse. 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.

302 kittens & cats Cat in Hulen Meadows needing a home. Currently homeless. Cute, orange/white adult male. Call 541400-0637 for more information. Please call Edna Benziger 914319-0692. Blessings and gratitude Big Fluffy Female Kitty needs home; indoor/outdoor. Great w/kids; potty trained (will go outside too). Great mouser. Move forces finding a new home. Free to a good home. 208721-0447.

303 equestrian Grid Night- Silver Bell Arena, sundays Jan 5 thru Feb 2. Info: www. 208-720-4414 Longhorn Roping Saddle. Fully tooled, some silver with 15.5 inch seat. Excellent conditino. $450 firm. Call 208-774-5431 Shoeing & Trimming: Reliable, on time. If you don’t like my work, don’t pay. (208) 312-5165

502 take a class Beginning Encaustics: Three Weeks of Wax with Artist Alison Higdon hosted by The Sun Valley Center for the Arts from 1 to 5 p.m. on Jan.

4, 11 and 25 at The Center, hailey. $150/m and $200/nm plus a $50 supply fee. To register, visit or call 208-726-9491 Winter Writing Groups: Have a writing project you tucked away? Or might you have an idea for one that has has been calling to you? Well, here’s your chance! Weekly groups begin the first week in January! I’m offering various sessions to assist different levels of writing and project demands. If you have an idea for a project and are new to writing, I have the perfect group. For writers needing to move forward with a work-inprogress, then I have the group for you. Private consulting is also available. For more information contact Kate Riley @ 208.447.7808 or http:// Sculpt Your Inner Goddess – class registration in progress. Call Sarah with Bella Cosa Studio at 721-8045 for details. Limited to eight participants. Ongoing Weekly Writing groups with Kate Riley. Begin or complete your project! 2014 Writing Retreats and more! Visit 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.

504 lost & found Lost Ladies Red Wallet - vicinity of Atkinsons in Ketchum. Reward Offered - No Questions asked - I would really like the non-cash contents of the wallet back - Please call Kim 727-1835 Found: Cutting tools and case in parking lot by Stinker Station in Hailey. Call to identify/claim. 720-5720. My wife lost her silver wedding ring of 49 years in the vicinity of Christopher & Co. in Hailey on Nov. 1st. If you found a ring, please call for further description. 208-720-7091

506 i need this 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 we’ll pick them for free. NEEDED - Aluminum cans - your donation will support new play ground equipment Hailey. Drop donations off at 4051 Glenbrook Dr., Woodside Industrial Park or call Bob 788-0018 for pick-up.

509 announcements If you need to do any online shopping on Amazon, you can really help out our local schools. Just go to and search charities, then click Blaine County School District Foundation. You will support local schools and kids every time you shop! The Attitude Doc, Alexandra Delis-Abrams, is giving a FREE holiday gift of a 25 min Attitude Adjustment session, along with a FREE copy of her book, Attitudes, Beliefs and Choices. Location, dates and times TBA.  Call Dr. Alexandra at 720-5875 ASAP to leave your name, number and reserve your FREE appointment time. Reiki 1 workshop, Saturday, Janu. 11, 2014. Call Vee Riley at 208-7212432 or e-mail handsbyvee@hotmail. com for more information. 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.

510 thank you notes NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of the Wood River Valley would like to thank all the people who donated to our Ringing of the Bells fundraiser the last two weekends at all the local grocery stores. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped ring bells, without you we could not have accomplished this event. Thank you also to Atkinsons’

Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum and Albertson’s Hailey grocery stores for letting us ring our bells in front of your locations. We are so grateful for the support of the Wood River Valley. Thank you! Thanks so much to KBs Burritos here in Ketchum for recently serving FREE beer at their new Main Street location (in the space formerly occupied by the now-shuttered Del Mano Italian restaurant); hope the new location works out for you!! NAMI (National alliance on Mental Illness) Wood River valley wants to thank everyone who donated to the Bell Ringing Fundraiser last week end. And thank you to all the volunteers that help with the Bell Ringing.We will still be ringing bells for the next two week ends, so if you missed us last weekend, we still can use your help. Thank you for your caring kindness! Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 20-word thank you note, right here. e-mail your ad to

512 tickets & travel Frequent trips to Boise. Need something hauled to or from? Call 208-320-3374

514 free stuff (really!) Just found in the attic, 2 pairs Volant Titanium Skis circa 1999? And also a pair of Volant Chubbs. All with Marker Bindings. Anyone want them? 309-1222 The Attitude Doc, Alexandra Delis-Abrams, is giving a FREE holiday gift of a 25 min Attitude Adjustment session, along with a FREE copy of her book, Attitudes, Beliefs and Choices. Location, dates and times TBA.  Call Dr. Alexandra at 720-5875 ASAP to leave your name, number and reserve your FREE appointment time. FREE BOXES - moving, packing or storage. Lots of sizes. Come and get ‘em or we’ll recycle them. Copy & Print, 16 W. Croy St., Hailey.

518 raves Can you please offer the owners of now-shuttered Jesse’s Country Grill a new location in the Valley??? With each passing week, their ongoing absence here makes the local culinary scene that much more dismal/dire (really good food at really reasonable prices are definitely an endangered species in this Valley)! :( Like something? Don’t keep it to yourself! Say it here in 20 words or less for free. e-mail your ad to or fax it over to 788-4297 by Noon on Mondays.

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give 2013

A special look at our neighbors who give of their time, services and more, and Wood River Valley non-profit organizations.


his marks our third edition of this important, annual special edition. The Wood River Valley is home to over 100 non-profit entities that benefit from local volunteers and philanthropists. There are so many ways to help these organizations meet their needs — from opening pocketbooks, to donations of material goods and much more. In 20012, in the state of Idaho, 36.5% of residents volunteered, ranking us 3rd among the 50 states. Idaho volunteers have contributed over 58.2 million hours of service and $939 million in contributions. More than half of our residents donate to charity.* We hope this will inspire people to celebrate the season of giving with the gift of self. The Weekly Sun would like to thank all those who get involved in making a difference. *source:

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“The truest gift is one that is given with no expectations.� -the Dalai Lama

DENTS OF BL AINE C U T S 0 0 0 OUN E 4, Y ” T H I N U T M M O T O TY “TEACHIN G GENEROSIT Y STRON G E R C FOR A ‘Tis the season and giving is the reason. But after the gifts have been distributed, what is the best way to say “Thank You”? Below we have compiled a Top 10 List of unique and creative ways to say thank you. Whether you received a new pair of skis or a donation in your name, sometimes it is the small personal touches that make the biggest impact.

A letter from Santa

To all my friends, love my job! I get to deliver holiday cheer to everyone. It is an amazing feeling to see smiles and laughter on Christmas morning. Giving to others is why I do what I do. Some people may think, “I can’t ever be as generous as Santa!” Well, I want to let you know that any day is an opportunity to be generous. Another thing to remember is that a gift doesn’t have to be something you buy, things that you do can be just as special and maybe mean even more. Try more sharing, more helping, and more giving all year round! You will feel happy when you do and so will the people around you. Happy holidays to all my friends and here’s to a whole year of giving. Cheers, Santa

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wood river valley volunteers Tom and Jane take on anything that Kathy Wygle, managing director of the nexStage, asks them to do. So, you’ll see these two recent Boise transplants collecting tickets, working at the bar, helping at special events and more. These are the kind of volunteers that help make the organization just the way they described. So when you go to an event at the nexStage, be sure to give a big thank you and hello to Tom and Jane. BY MARGOT VAN HORN

Tom and Jane Allen No grass grows under the Allen’s volunteer feet. When they resided in Boise they volunteered and supported the local theaters there. Now, they’ve only been in the valley for 3 years and are already heavily involved volunteering for the nexStage Theatre. Well, it’s no wonder they choose their volunteer goals to be in the theatrical field since their daughter just graduated in New York City with a major in theatre and arts. Their son, presently in shanghai is a teacher (following his mom’s footsteps). As we all know teaching does entail some acting as well. We met at the Konditorei in Sun Valley and had a great time chatting about our wondrous and lively downtown Ketchum theatrical organization. Here are some of the things they had to say about the nexStage: “NexStage is such a great organization. They are so connected to the community. What we like the best is the whole family atmosphere. There is everybody—toddlers, pre-teens, teenagers, adults—that’s how they connect with the community. NexStage is all encompassing—everyone can feel comfortable there. The play readings are free and are really terrific. Going to a nexStage performance is a wonderful experience every time because everyone is so nice, talented and experienced. As human beings they have depth. It’s nice being with people like that.”

Mary Ellen Card and Sara Baldwin It’s always a pleasure for me to meet with our star volunteers for our yearly Weekly Sun’s Give section to get some insights into what they love about volunteering along with their personal and professional insights about one of their pet organizations. So, having a cozy coffee at Java in Hailey was a perfect venue in which to meet Mary Ellen and Sara. “Variety--that is volunteering. There are so many opportunities in this valley,” stated Mary Ellen. “The Crisis Hotline really needs volunteers because it’s a small organization and therefore is highly dependent on volunteers. If you make a difference in one person’s life, it is worth it. The Crisis Hotline has done more than that,” said Sara Baldwin, while Mary Ellen vigorously shook her head in the “yes” mode when Sara said this. They both continued pointing out the following benefits and descriptions of The Crisis Hotline: That it has

had a huge impact on this community and that, furthermore, it is an organization that is “unseen” because of its confidentiality; that there are national hotlines, but that the benefit of our very own hotline is that it is manned by local volunteers who are acquainted with the resources here in our community; and that it is an open line for all ages and for all kinds of crises because each crisis is different for each individual. Without wanting to sound repetitious, Mary Ellen and Sara wanted to make sure to emphasize that The Crisis Hotline offers compassionate help in having trained volunteers being able to LISTEN and being able to GUIDE the caller to form a plan and to subsequently reach the right people to help. As happens so often here in our community, The Crisis Hotline is in close connection with the many other local nonprofits and that is a very sweet thing, indeed. BY MARGOT VAN HORN

Linda Closner “This journey was chosen for me. It saved me after 9/11”. Linda tragically lost several dear friends in the towers; additionally she felt that it was time for a change from her previously hectic 31 year career as an international flight attendant. She wanted to start remembering each individual day instead of having all her days blurring into one. She and her husband owned a cozy vacation pad in Ketchum

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and so they decided to permanently make that move from the San Francisco area to here. A hike up Adams Gulch with a shelter puppy on one of the shelter’s special weekly “hike with a dog” day eventually led to their becoming parents to their very first dog---their beloved girl, Punzi, (short for Rapunzel) who has just very recently gone over the rainbow bridge. Punzi came from the ferry tale litter and was the bridge over troubled waters that led Linda to the shelter. “Meant to be” particularly took hold when they found out that Punzi had been born on 9/11. “You can’t choose your kids, but you can choose your dogs” said Linda. That all took place in 2002. Subsequently, it’s been over 10 years that Linda became one of the top volunteers for our shelter. She has worn almost all of the volunteer shelter hats--- some of which are : volunteer coordinator; foster dog parent specializing in particular in pregnant dogs needing the “birthing closet” that they all found in Linda’s office(one brave Mastiff had 15 puppies); the founding of Pet Pals which is a program pairing dogs with human mentors; helping with fund raising events and dog walks in Ketchum and Adams Gulch; and making sure that the shelter’s public accessible notebooks containing updated pictures and information will be found in various public locations such as in Ketchum’s Starbucks, various dog stores and vet offices. Linda even traveled to Louisiana to help out with stranded animals after Katrina. “The airline employees were my family. Now the shelter has become my family. We love, we fight, we disagree—it’s all about what’s best for the animals and letting go of the ego. You think that you are doing a benevolent thing as a volunteer, but it really ends up as a selfish thing because the rewards are so much more than what you were ever expecting. It’s so healing and is a great way to

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connect to the community” PS—Linda also has mentored many cats. BY MARGOT VAN HORN

Barbara Corwin “This morning I was thinking that I just like to volunteer. What do I do? I volunteer.” And that is how Barbara Corwin’s life has evolved in her retirement. Even previously, during her 39 1/2 years in our valley and before, when she was a busy practicing physical therapist, she always found time to volunteer; but now most of her time is spent thinking what more she can do to help the various organizations with which she is involved. One of her pet non-profits is the Blaine County Hunger Coalition. When Barbara chooses the organization in which to devote her precious volunteer hours, she wants to make sure that it is an organization that presents challenges that she can see, feel and know that their goals get accomplished. The Blaine County Hunger Coalition is that kind of an organization. Corwin has seen how many food insecure people in the valley have been helped by the food and educational courses that the Blaine County Hunger Coalition has been able to offer. She has seen the positive evolution of the foods now being offered: a fresher variety with an emphasis on proper nutritional values. She knows that the Blaine County Hunger Coalition is on track to reach only 55 percent of the food insecure in our valley. She expressed that there is still so much to do and emphasized that the best way to help the Blaine County Hunger Coalition is by giving financial help because

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wood river valley volunteers that is the most efficient way that the Blaine County Hunger Coalition can immediately leverage into the acquisition of their constantly needed food supplies. She encouraged everyone to read the December newsletter for more information. BY MARGOT VAN HORN

Carlyle de Bivort Carlyle de Bivort knows a thing or two about pouring wine and serving snacks. After all, her career as a flight attendant took her all around the world doing just that for 25 years. That’s why her volunteer work with The Senior Connection is such a good fit. She pours wine at The Connection’s benefits. And she spends four hours one day a week delivering 25 Meals on Wheels to the homebound. “I have a 97-year-old mother who lives in the San Francisco Bay area so I understand the elderly. And I really like them—they’re so grateful, always saying, ‘Thank you,’ ” de Bivort said. de Bivort was introduced to Sun Valley when a couple of friends said, “Let’s go skiing.” “I grew up in Switzerland, so of course I said, ‘I’m in!’ And when I walked into Sun Valley Village with its European atmosphere, I knew I would be back,” said de Bivort, who eventually bought a miner’s cabin in Triumph. Though she’s been here 35 years, de Bivort said her volunteer work with the elderly has enhanced her life in the Wood River Valley. “It makes me feel good to help out, and I’ve made some wonderful friends doing this. And the elderly always have a story or something to tell you.” BY KAREN BOSSICK

Pamela Doucette Pamela Doucette says she likes to volunteer because “I came from a family that gave back.” Since moving back to the valley after six years in Boise she has thrown herself into a variety of causes. But it all started when she was living in Wisconsin and saw an ad in the paper looking for Girl Scout leaders. “I just saw it as an opportunity to mentor young women. I was 24 at the time and it was a great experience. I’m still involved in training leaders in Idaho and the Girl Scouts and in building strong young girls. The girls I started with are now in college and I’ve watched them become confident and caring to their community.” She is also on the board of Boulder Mountain Clayworks that partner with other organizations like The Hunger Coalition, Camp Rainbow Gold, Higher Ground and Atkinson Park and Recreation. “It helps promotes the arts and gives kids and adults a clay experience,” she said. She travels to Gooding as well to help teach deaf and blind kids to swim and volunteers at the courthouse as a mediator in small claims cases. “You just feel good about yourself when you give of your time in helping other people. Part of your heart opens up and I like to share things that I’m passionate about.” BY JONATHAN KANE

Marcee Graff Marcee Graff has been a valley resident for 29 years after transplanting from Southern California. “I love everything about this place,” she said. “It’s beautiful and not crowded


and a great place to raise a kid.” She first became involved as a volunteer when she was asked to join the Wood River Moritz Auxiliary Board. “It was a lot of fun. We raised money for the hospital with our annual ball and luncheon. What I remember most was that it was a very hands-on working board.” Since then she has served on numerous boards including the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, the Blaine County School District Education Foundation and the Cub Scout Leaders. “Today my focus is on the Wood River Elk Trust 2 which was started in 2008 when we had a bad winter and the elk in Elkhorn were going hungry. Since then there hasn’t been a need for feeding but if there is we are there to assist them. We have a Fish and Game expert and a veterinarian on our board and they make a constant check on the elk’s situation. If it’s not necessary, we don’t feed them. I love the cause because it’s a way of being involved in the community and giving back and if it helps to get the job done, that’s why you do it.” BY JONATHAN KANE

Willa McLaughlin One minute Willa McLaughlin was just another swimmer in Karen Morrison’s master swim session. Next she knew, she was one of eight Wood River Valley residents volunteering for Morrison’s AquaAbility Program by heading to Gooding once a week to teach swimming to students in an indoor pool next to the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind. McLaughlin volunteers all morning long working one on one with kindergarteners to high school students who are blind or maybe even have cerebral palsy. “At first they may resemble a little ball. Then they stretch out and float on their backs. You see huge smiles begin to form as their confidence grows,” she says. “The teachers tell us the kids are doing better in class as a result. The teachers use the threat of not getting to swim whenever a student needs an attitude adjustment.” For McLaughlin, who has also done a lot of work with Special Olympics and Girls Scouts in the valley, the program is a throwback to when she worked as a special education teacher. “I missed what I used to do so this ties into it,” she says. “I just love it— it’s the best thing I do all week.” BY KAREN BOSSICK

Matt Reidy Matt Reidy started volunteering at Ketchum’s Community Library in order to fulfill a service requirement to earn a Congressional Award. Congress gives the award to Americans ages 14 to 23 based on public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition or exploration. Reidy got hooked on his volunteer work and chalked up about 400 hours over two years. “Matt was an outstanding library volunteer. He demonstrated a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for his work. He became a fixture on our staff,” says Dana Marino, the library’s volunteer coordinator. Reidy shelved books and helped set up for events, among other things.

“Without volunteers they can’t function,” he said. This isn’t the only volunteer work Reidy has done. The Wood River High School senior has counted pedestrians and bicyclists on the Wood River bike path for Sustain Blaine. He’s volunteered with the REACT youth group and he dressed up as Chucky for the Bellevue Haunted Forest. “It was fun—I got to jump out at people,” he says. Reidy has applied to a couple colleges. He hopes to study economics and political science. In the meantime, he figures he’s got at least one more summer left in him to help out at the local library. BY KAREN BOSSICK

Keefer Reynolds Keefer Reynolds had her eyes opened to the greater world, spending school years in New York and summers in Barbados as she did. But it was an animal tracking workshop taught by local naturalist Ann Christensen that turned her on to a whole new world of curiosity. Inspired, Reynolds went through the program to become an Idaho Master Naturalist. Now she shows off beaver skulls and wolf pelts to youngsters for the Environmental Resource Center and other programs. “She’s volunteered to help us with so many things over many years and this year she has volunteered in the office as a teacher and as a master naturalist. She’s one of our hidden assets!” says Molly Goodyear, the ERC’s director. Reynolds says her volunteer work dovetails with her former work as a preschool teacher with Stepping Stone. “We talk about how wolves are the same as or different from dogs and why predators have eyes in the front of their heads and prey have eyes on the side of their heads so they can see all around,” she says. “I’m in love with Idaho and feel I ‘ve got to teach the youngsters to love Idaho, too.” BY KAREN BOSSICK

Reann Schultz “I was a client of The Advocates and am now giving back. They have given me so much. They have helped me through the worse times of my life. They helped me get shelter immediately and now to get my own shelter. I’ve been part of The Advocates ever since I moved here 10 years ago. They are always there for you---even if you make the wrong decision. I moved in (the shelter) on March 1 and moved out June 1. I never thought it would be so quick. The people in this valley are amazing. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had so many wonderful things happen to me. “ said Reann. What a success story and an inspiration for everyone!!! Reann is a mother of three-the youngest of whom is studying to become a nuclear engineer in CA. Completing her family are her son and just born grandson who live in Florida and her daughter and her 2 year old who live in Hailey. Reann has been a very busy woman during her whole life: getting out of harmful and abusive relationships and trying to break her circle of violence; raising a family; studying to be an insurance specialist which she still is in this valley and most important for her — volunteer-

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ing. Volunteering has been a huge part of her life and presently she is enjoying the role of being a Lead Volunteer for the Advocates. She has helped them in a myriad of ways but in particular with their fund raising events and outreach. She came here to Ketchum for a “hideaway”; however she herself is far from being hidden away because of her amazing volunteering and love of connecting to people. And that folks is the “rest of the story” for this amazing woman. BY MARGOT VAN HORN

Levie Smith Levie Smith has lived in the community for 25 years and first found herself getting involved in service as a way to help kids. “I had just moved to town from Washington, D.C., and was trying to fill a niche and wanted to work with children. At that time they were starting a kids’ gymnastic team and I wanted to be involved. It later evolved into a kids’ activity center and went from 50 to 250 children. It then expanded into a summer program that promoted sports and the arts and was later to become the catalyst for the YMCA. One of the reasons I love to volunteer is because it’s so rewarding and that it really makes you feel good. It’s such a welcoming community and that’s one of the reasons I relocated here.” She also serves the valley’s youth by being a member of The Papoose Club which was started 50 years ago by women who raise funds for children’s programs through events three times a year. “Last year I was the secretary and I want to be involved with them because of their mission statement to help the valley’s youth.” She also serves on the Sun Valley Board of Realtors that donates gift baskets to 370 families and volunteers at both the nexStage Theatre and The Sage School. “I love the support we give each other here and that it is such a community-oriented valley.” BY JONATHAN KANE

Jim Spinelli Jim Spinelli wants to help kids, and to that end he has thrown himself into his work as a member of Kiwanis International – so much so that this year he is governor for the states of Idaho and Utah. “Their goal is to change the world one community and one child at a time,” he said. “At the Kiwanis club in Hailey we stay under the radar but we’re there for people in a down situation. We make people happy and we try to make them feel good.” When asked how giving makes him feel, he added, “Actually, I feel a little selfish. I’m grinning from ear to ear when I watch the kids whisper in Santa’s ear at our Winter Wonderland celebration. I feel like I get two times out of it than what the kids do.” This year over 200 kids met Santa and made crafts and ornaments for three hours. There is also the Coats for Kids Drive that helps over 300 kids with coats and all sorts of winter wear. Half the items are brand new. There is also the program of reading to kids and supplying books that takes place at the Community Campus. “All our members have kids and have had an opportunity to raise kids. Plenty need help and we are their silent partners.” BY JONATHAN KANE

Helen Stone Helen Stone got the gardening bug from her mother. Her mother, she recalls, had one of the first compost piles in Southern California.

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So it was only natural that Stone would begin volunteering at the five-acre Sawtooth Botanical Garden when it opened in 1994. She started out helping with the food distribution program; she now serves on the board, volunteering at many of the garden’s functions. “I’m a gardener—it’s my forte. And the botanical garden is a great resource for the community. It educates children and it educates adults. It shows what you can grow here in a desert mountain environment. And it’s a beautiful place and getting better all the time,” she says. When not working at the garden, Stone shepherds pint-sized skiers as a children’s monitor at Dollar Mountain. During summer she tends to her own luscious, humongous yard in Hailey, which has been featured on the Hailey Garden Tour. “Because the season is so short here, people appreciate anything that grows,” she says. “I hold onto everything that comes along. And I’m the eternal optimist—with gardening, there’s always tomorrow.” BY KAREN BOSSICK

Jodie Taylor Jodie Taylor always loved to run. She ran from her home in Iowa to the high school track so she could run. She ran in college to avoid putting on the famous “freshman 15.” And when she moved to Sun Valley in 1984, after a stint at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, she fell in love with running backcountry trails in the Pioneer Mountains. When her three children became old enough that she didn’t have to chauffeur them after school, she took advantage of the extra time on her hands to volunteer with Girls on the Run. Taylor began meeting with 10 to 12 Hailey Elementary School third-graders. They’re in sixth grade now—she still works with them twice a week for six weeks at a time in fall and spring. “I love this age group. They’re very enthusiastic. They’re inquisitive. They want to raise their hands and they want to participate,” she says. “After six weeks everybody, including parents, turn out to see the girls run 5k or 3.1 miles. To see their faces when they finish is priceless.” Taylor, who also tutors fourth-graders in the I Have a Dream program, talks with her Girls on the Run about gratitude, community and steps to take in unsettling situations. “They’re life lessons I hope they will retain throughout their lives,” she says. BY KAREN BOSSICK

Gary Vinagre Gary Vinagre, a 47year resident of the valley, has recently thrown himself into work as a volunteer for the Higher Ground program that assists Wounded Warriors. He moved here after bumming around Europe for three years and hasn’t regretted a minute of it. “I’ve always been a mountain person and having the rivers and the outdoors available to you is all I could ever ask for. I also love the people here. They are the best and the variety of backgrounds is amazing. I have a lot of friends here for forever but I’m

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wood river valley volunteers always meeting new people.” He was asked by a neighbor to get involved with Higher Ground because his skills were needed. “I have the time and the energy. The last four weeks have been spent getting people to donate their time and energy to the program and the three camps we’ll be running this winter. In my business – real estate - raising money

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and making deals are what we do as a matter of course. Many of the people running the program are younger and I can be of real help and I’m also moved by the fact that 85 percent of the funds raised go back into the program. It just feels good to help people that need help.” BY JONATHAN KANE tws

Lisa Groves on a National Mission

The Advocates Established in 1991, The Advocates serves over 4500 people each year. Through our shelter, healing, and transition programs, we help people who experience abuse to heal and to develop the skills and resources they need to build safe lives. We provide education programs in our schools and to community groups which give people of all ages the tools to build positive relationships, including workshops on teen dating, bullying, and bystander intervention. • Lisa Huttinger: (208) 788-4191ext. 22 or

BY LESLIE THOMPSON Just before Thanksgiving, I had the chance to meet up with disabled vet and West Virginia native Lisa Groves at Zaney’s River Street Coffee House in Hailey. Groves is currently driving to 39 states and Canada and Mexico this year to help disabled vets by raising awareness of their struggles and assisting them in registering for services as well as giving them hope, she says. “It’s comforting to them to know they’re not alone.” She stopped at Zaney’s when she heard about the display of support for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl — she was overcome with emotion for the incredible amount of community support shown here. Groves does not get compensated for her travels, but rather volunteers time and goods while helping veterans and their families — and even has stuffed therapy bears for them. She has received a Jefferson Medal for her public service. Info: Lisa Willis Groves - Veteran’s Advocate on Facebook.


100 Men Who Care In 2013, 100 Men Who Care, the valley’s only men’s philanthropic group contributed $8,600 to local non-profit organizations. Their goal for 2014 is to expand their membership, and to increase their generosity to the community. The commitment is to meet quarterly, making a $100 donation at each meeting. Marty Lyon: 208-788-7462 or

Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley Established in 1982, the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley serves the residents and companion animals of Blaine County. The Animal Shelter, Idaho’s first no-kill shelter, is on a mission to enrich the quality of life in our community by connecting animals and people through innovative programs and services.  In 2012 alone, more than 1,500 animals received vital services from the Shelter! • 208-788-4351, info@animal

Barkin’ Basement Established in 1999, the Barkin’ Basement is a thrift store that supports the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. We offer quality discounted merchandise, relying solely on donations from residents and businesses of the Wood River Valley to keep our inventory stocked. We also offer free pickups of large donations. Come and check the Barkin’ Basement out at 111 S. Main St. in Hailey. When you donate, volunteer, or shop at the Barkin’ Basement you are making a difference for animals in need! • Andrea Parker: (208) 788-3854, Blaine County Education Foundation Established in 1992, the Blaine County Education Foundation serves the Blaine County School District community by awarding grants directly to teachers, schools and students

within the Blaine County School District. They focus community resources and raises funds for the Blaine County School District, promoting academic rigor, teacher excellence and innovation, equitable educational opportunities and a healthy and sustainable student environment. • Kathleen McCabe: 208-578-5449 or Blaine County Historical Museum Established in 1962, the Blaine County Historical Museum serves local and visiting history researchers. The Mission of the Blaine County Historical Museum is to discover, procure and maintain items and information that relates to the history of Blaine County and to promote interest and awareness through public education. Our vision for the Museum is to develop a center that creates excitement, curiosity and appreciation of the collections through interactive interpretive exhibits. We rely on donations, grants and a small operating budget through the County. • Bob MacLeod: 208-788-4210 or • Teddie Dayle: 208-720-0560 or Blaine County Housing Authority Established in 2007 in current form (and in the mid 90’s as the previous organization BlaineKetchum Housing Authority) Blaine County Housing Authority serves the workforce residing in Blaine County. Their mission is to advocate, promote, plan and preserve the long-term supply of

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All the groups inside this special GIVE section responded to our call to have their information listed here for free. And now, you can help their outreach efforts by voting for your favorite. The Weekly Sun will give a 4-page, full color, pull-out section – to be published in the issue of their choice in 2014 – to the organization that garners the most votes!

AquAbility Established in 2010, AquAbility is available to children and adults with disabilities including but not limited to: paralysis, spinal cord injuries, visual or auditory impairment, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury, amputation, Parkinson’s Disease, Down Syndrome and developmental disabilities. They are committed to providing health, recreation and sport through adaptive swimming as an opportunity for people with disabilities to improve fitness, develop independence, increase self-esteem, and improve quality of life. • Karen A. Morrison: 208-720-6362 or


in achieving new heights through adaptive sports

Please submit your vote for your favorite organization (listed in the GIVE section), no later than 12 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.


This Holiday Season, please consider making a gift to support Higher Ground’s Military and Recreation Programs. Thank you to our amazing community for your generous support and Happy Holiday’s from Higher Ground!

Donate online at or mail checks to Tyra MacGuffie, Development Director PO Box 6791, Ketchum, ID 83340.

Please honor one vote per reader. Duplicates will not be counted

To volunteer with our programs, call Peta Verhaeghe, (208) 806-1702.

Help fill their wish list - see page 8

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wood river valley non-profit organizations desirable and affordable housing choices in all areas of Blaine County in order to maintain an economically diverse, vibrant and sustainable community. • David Patrie: 208-788-6102 or Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc Established in 1984, and branching off from the American Cancer Society as of Jan. 1, 2014, Camp Rainbow Gold will continue to serve the children of Idaho diagnosed with cancer—along with their siblings, families and support network— by offering medically supervised amps, college scholarships and other emotionally empowering experiences. In July, they will serve 200+ children over three weeks at Cathedral Pines, north of Ketchum. • Christl Holzl: 208-720-0226 or The Community Library Established in 1955, The Community Library serves anyone in need of library services, fiber-optic internet access, and cultural programming, regardless of where he or she may live. Their purpose is bringing information, ideas, and individuals together to enhance the cultural life of the community. Their biggest source of funds is private donations and proceeds from the Gold Mine Thrift Store and Gold Mine Consign. • Cynthia Dillon: 208-726-3493 x101 or cdillon@thecommunity The Crisis Hotline The Crisis Hotline began operation in April of 1987 in response to the need in our community for a central number for individuals to contact when in crisis, in need of someone to listen to them, or to provide them with resource and referral information. The Crisis Hotline is an Idaho Non-Profit where a person in any crisis can call to get help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They also provide referrals and educational programs. They rely on contributions and grants from generous donors. • Sher Foster: 208-788-0735 or

Don’t miss out on a thing this Winter!

The Newest Winter Edition of The Weekly Sun’s 101 Amazing Things to Do Magazine is on shelves now! GIVE 6

Environmental Resource Center Established in 1993, Environmental Resource Center (ERC) serves the Wood River Valley. Through education, leadership and collaboration the ERC is the catalyst for sustainable living in the Wood River Valley. They are the community’s resource for environmental information and action. In 2013, they celebrated 20 years of teaching youth and adults to understand and value our environment. Together we are building a green community! • Molly Goodyear: 208-726-4333 or Flourish Foundation Established in 2010, Flourish Foundation serves the students, teachers, parents, and healthcare professionals of the Wood River Valley through a diverse offering of programs. They are a social profit dedicated to promoting contemplative based practices in communities for the purpose of achieving mental balance and compassion. The heart of our work focuses on the human potential to be morally and ethically responsible world citizens. • Katie Corkery at Katie@flourish Footlight Dance Centre Established in 1984, Footlight celebrates its 30th year of dancing in the Wood River Valley. Programs for kids ages 4 to adult

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in all forms of dance, with workshops that bring in professional guest teachers and educate future dancers and advocates of the performing arts. Their faculty comes from professional performing and college educated programs with both veteran and new teachers. Their mission is to educate, inspire and bring the joy of movement to life. They base their funding from tuition with students enrolled in our school and have individual patrons grant funds for scholarships and special projects that include our free performances in the school district and community. • (208) 578-5462 • footlightdance@ The Friends of Wood River Freeride Team Established in 2013, The Friends of Wood River Freeride Team is a community non-profit that provides scholarships to local kids/families that want to participate on Sun Valley’s Wood River Freeride Team, a family friendly, non-competitive ski/ snowboard team. Their mission is to continue to support this local team and to encourage young athletes. The Friends of Wood River Freeride was formed this year, when the Wood River Ski Team and Sun Valley’s Freeride Team merged to operate as one local, affordable, family friendly program on Bald Mountain. • Elizabeth Zellers: 208-309-1966 Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley Established in 2002, Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley serves girls in grades 3rd – 8th, and the families associated with them. Their purpose is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy & confident using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. • Mary Fauth: 208-788-7863 or Hailey Chamber of Commerce The Hailey Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting and supporting out local business community members and events that will help to enhance the vitality of our community. They host events such as Fourth of July Parade, concerts, and business development classes. The Hailey Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who have joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, civic and social interest of the Hailey area. It is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens in the area. • 208-788-3484 • Hailey Heritage Court Established in 2004, the Heritage Court, a program of the Blaine County Historical Museum, honors important women of the Wood River Valley, who have contributed to the history and heritage of the county. Each year they ask four community groups to name women to court, and the honorees are celebrated in a coronation ceremony at the Liberty Theatre as well as a formal tea and during the summer parades throughout the county. The stories are available on the museum’s website. • Teddie Daley, 208-720-0560 or

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Higher Ground Sun Valley Established in 1999, Higher Ground Sun Valley serves kids, teens and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and Military Service Members who suffer from PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and MST (Military Sexual Trauma). Their purpose is to enhance quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities. This summer, they will have A Hero’s Journey Dinner and Auction. • Tyra MacGuffie: 208-726-9298 x115 or The Hunger Coalition Founded in 2003, The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. More than 3,000 Blaine County residents worry about where their next meal will come from—and 31% are children. We offer a mobile food bank, snack packs for youth, and distribution of infant formula and pet food. We also provide mentoring and education programs to help clients get back on their feet and on a path toward greater economic security. • 208-788-0121 • 121 Honeysuckle Street, Bellevue Papoose Club Established in 1954, and incorporated as a non-profit officially in 1975, the Papoose Club serves children in the Wood River Valley and organizations that serve these children. Last year they gave to over 40 organizations. Their purpose is to support educational, cultural and athletic growth for local children. They host two free Nordic and Alpine racing events, the Nordic Cup on 2/9 and the Kindercup on 3/9) for children each year. • 208-7266642 or Sawtooth Botanical Garden Established in 1995, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden is proud to be the Wood River Valley’s only public garden open every day dawn until dusk. They are free to locals and visitors alike but welcome donations. Year-round events include free community activities and fund raisers. These are: the Bug Zoo, Music in the Garden, our Garden Tour, Magic in the Garden, our Fall Festival, Growing & Giving, Pumpkin Chuckin’ and the Festival of Trees. In addition, we provide free children’s and adult education year-round with organized classes and customized programs upon request. • Stephanie McCord: 208-726-9358 or The Senior Connection Established in 1972, The Senior Connection serves everyone in the community with a main focus on people over 50 and disabled adults in our community, and connecting them to the community through services and programs. The majority of their funds are raised through private donors. Nobody is turned away for inability to pay, so they rely on donations to provide scholarships. Last year they provided over $200,000 in charity services. • Kim Coonis: 208-788-3468 Souper Supper Dining Room Since 1997, the Souper Supper Dining Room has served over 55,000 meals to those who need

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wood river valley non-profit organizations them on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. Charles Church in Hailey. Volunteers cook and serve donated food. Dora Levin at 208-726-7441 or PO Box 4197, Ketchum, ID, 83340 St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center In November 2000, St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center opened its doors to serve the health care needs of people living in the greater Blaine County area. This not-for-profit 25-bed critical access hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, orthopedic and general surgery, diagnostic imaging including MRI, CT and digital mammography, maternal and childbirth services, and outpatient infusion services including chemotherapy. St. Luke’s physicians work closely with the medical center and include a network of over 30 providers including dermatology, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, ob/gyn, pediatrics, and urology. • Jenny King: 208-727-8435 or kingj@ The Sun Club Established in 1988, The Sun Club is a non-profit organization maintaining fellowship halls in Ketchum and Hailey. The Sun Club is not affiliated with any recovery group, organization or institution. Our mission is simply to provide individuals, organizations, and local 12-step

groups with an accessible, drug and alcohol-free, safe-haven for group meetings, recovery assistance and group events. We provide a free resource center and library in addition to holding educational events. Currently there are over 45 groups meeting weekly at The Sun Club. • (208) 7267710 or michaelfdonovan@cox. net Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation – Holiday Baskets Established in 2003, the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation – Holiday Baskets serves Blaine County residents. Their purpose is to help families in need with holiday food baskets and gifts for children under 18. They rely on community donations of funding and goods to support the Holiday Baskets. There are several local events that help with the gifts, including the annual Toy Run and Stuff the Bus with BOB FM and Locally Owned Radio. • Robin Christensen: 208-7202905 or • Rick Davis: 208-727-7728 or Sun Valley Center for the Arts Established in 1971, Sun Valley Center for the Arts serves Adults, teens, children and

families in the Wood River Valley. Their pupose is to provoke and stimulate the imagination while opening hearts and minds through excellence in diverse arts programming. Annually, The Center produces a Theatre Season (Company of Fools), Lecture Series, Winter Concert Series, Summer Concert Series, 5-7 Exhibitions, Classes for Adults and Children and an Arts & Crafts Festival in August. • Sally Boettger: 208-726-9491 or Sun Valley Opera Sun Valley Opera was established in 2001 and serves the entire Wood River Valley. Since its founding, their mission has been to provide the highest quality opera, vocal arts and opera education to the Wood River Valley. They strive to bring to their stage exceptional artists from all over the world to participate in their summer and winter productions. • Mary Jo Helmeke, executive director: 208-720-5584 or Sun Valley Wellness Institute, inc. Founded in 2005, The Sun Valley Wellness Institute is dedicated to wellness of the mind, body, spirit and environment. Their mission is to inspire positive change through health & wellness education.

Sun Valley Wellness Institute serves as an important community wellness resource through its which provides an extensive online Wellness Directory of local practitioners, organizations and businesses, a wellness Calendar of Events and promotion of ongoing educational efforts and programs • 208-726-2777 Syringa Mountain School Established in 2013, The Syringa Mountain School is a pulbic, K-5 charter school growing to K-8 by 2017. They provide a rigorous, arts-integrated Waldorf-inspired education in a public school setting—developing the full range of capabilities needed to create lives of meaning and purpose. They rely on fundraising to close the gap between state and local funding to build their facility. • Dr. Mary Gervase: 208-720-6327, Mgervase@syringamountain Wild Gift Wild Gift is committed to the BIG FIX - building a new generation of leaders who are collaborative, smart and passionate about real sustainable change. Using Idaho wilderness as a springboard, our unique 17-month Fellowship provides young social entrepreneurs start-up capital and expert mentoring to help accelerate their

better world ideas. • Deborah Knapp: 208-471-5091 or Deborah@ Wood River Community YMCA Established in 2007, the Wood River Community YMCA serves the residents and visitors of the Wood River Valley. There purpose is building strong kids, strong families and strong communities through programs that develop the whole person in spirit, mind and body. • Jason Fry: 208-928-6700 or Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation Established in 2005, Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation (WRWCF) serves Blaine County non-profit organizations. WRWCF’s mission is to inspire and educate women to become leaders in philanthropy and brings significant, positive change to the community by pooling and distributing its members’ resources. Members each contribute $1,000 to a pooled fund. A thorough grant evaluating process and vote by the full membership determine which organizations receive the money. To date, over one million dollars has supported projects from 28 non-profits. • wrwcf1@gmail. com or tws

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Nelson Mandela

~ Save the date ~

18th Annual

This calendar is a schedule of the biggest annual fundraising events, for the organizations listed within. Keep in mind, most organizations accept donations throughout the year. Some also receive funding from local or national grants and campaigns. Most donations are tax-deductible; consult your tax professional for more information. Watch The Weekly Sun for more information on these events as dates near.


2/1 – Annual Indian Dinner – time and place TBA, to support the Compassionate Leaders Program, part of the Flourish Foundation. 2/15 – Casino Royale – time and place TBA, to support The Center and Company of Fools. 2/21 – Broadway and Gilbert & Sullivan Classics Concert – 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Bigwood in Ketchum to support Sun Valley Opera. 2/22 –Gilbert & Sullivan Players Accompanied by the BYU Chorus & Orchestra – 7:30 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey to support Sun Valley Opera. 2/23 – Meet and Greet the New Wild Gift Class, enjoy free beer and BBQ as our friends pitch their better world ventures to our community – 5 p.m. at the Ketchum Town Square to support Wild Gift.


3/1 – Share Your Heart Ball, fundraiser, live and silent auction, dinner and dancing at the Limelight Room in the Sun


4/8 – Quarterly meeting – 5:30 at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to support 100 Men Who Care.


7/17-7/20 – The Sun Valley Center Wine Auction – time and place TBA to support the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. 7/25 – Summer Benefit – at Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Pavilion to support the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. 7/26 – Magic in the Garden to support the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.


5/10 – Clean Sweep to support the Environmental Resource Center. 5/17 – Community 5k & Healthy Living Expo – time and place tba, to support Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley. 5/22-5/26 – Silent Auction of wellness products, services and travel and fundraising dinner with keynote and top featured speakers to support The Sun Valley Wellness Institute.

8/2 – Annual Golf Classic to support the Wood River YMCA. 8/5 – The 3rd Annual Flourish Summer Luncheon – time and place TBA, to support the Flourish Foundation.


TBA – Toy Run, a motorcycle event that collects toys and has a fundraiser to support the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation – Holiday Baskets. 10/7 – Quarterly meeting – 5:30 at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to support 100 Men Who Care.

TBA – Music and Margaritas to support the Wood River Orchestra. TBA – Webb Plant Extrabaganza to support the Papoose Club.


TBA - Summer Pavilion Concert to support Sun Valley Opera. 7/8 – Quarterly meeting – 5:30 at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to support 100 Men Who Care.


1/7 – Quarterly meeting – 5:30 at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to support 100 Men Who Care. 1/19 – Fourth Annual Empty Bowls event at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum to support The Hunger Coalition.

Valley Inn to support Camp Rainbow Gold. 3/7 – Bingo Goes Hawaiian to support the Environmental Resource Center.

Preserving our Rich History, Heritage & Culture


TBA – Pancake Breakfast at Wagon Days on Labor Day to support the Papoose Club.





TBA – Holiday Bazaar – time and place TBA to support the Papoose Club. 12/31 – Bubbly Bash – time and place TBA, to support the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

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Bringing Thousands of Visitors and Millions of Dollars to the Community Please Help Support this Internationally recognized Event One of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in America – USA Today Greatest Cultural Event in the West – Northwest Travel One of the Top Fall Festivals in the World – MSN Travel • Donate (any amount helps) • Become a partner and help the Festival grow • Volunteer and become a part of our remarkable team

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Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center P.O. Box 3692 • Hailey, ID 83333 • (208)-720-0585 Mary Austin Crofts, Executive Director


~ Wish List ~

Help these organizations fill their wish list with your donation of time, money, goods or services.

100 Men Who Care To have 100 Men, who have an interest in supporting our community, meet quarterly and therefore donate $10,000 per meeting to a local non-profit organization.

Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley We can always use volunteers to come and socialize with the animals.

AquAbility We need funds for pool rental fees, equipment, travel cost, operating funds and instructional fees.

Barkin’ Basement The Barkin Basement is in need of a covered moving truck or trailer. We rely on volunteers to help keep our expanded weekend hours, which dramatically increase the amount of funds raised for the animals. We are currently looking for volunteers willing to work 8 hours a month in 4 hour shifts.

Blaine County Education Foundation Few people realize that approximately 40% of students in the BCSD qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced lunch program, an indicator of poverty. The BCEF established the Can Do Fund in order to help alleviate financial strain as a barrier to academic success. We welcome any and all donations to support the fund requests.

Blaine County Historical Museum We would like to expand our facilities for research and storage.

Blaine County Housing Authority Our biggest need is affordable ownership and rental housing, and our wish list includes single family homes.

Camp Rainbow Gold Now more than ever, we need patronage and financial support as we forge ahead, so please continue to contribute to Camp Rainbow Gold as we transition into 2014 and become our own 501c3.

The Community Library In 2014, we will expand our Heming-


way Symposium to encompass the entire month of September, culminating in the Symposium during the last weekend.

Environmental Resource Center High quality digital camera, large outdoor picnic table (no built-in benches), large outdoor contemporary-style planters, digital projector, and wooden Adirondack-style chairs

Flourish Foundation As Flourish continues to grow and thrive, we are aware of the need to provide the necessary infrastructure to support our activities. Our biggest need is general operating support to allow us to continue delivering on our mission.

Friends of Wood River Freeride To continue offering scholarships. The need will only increase. Our team this year has about 275 local kids on it! One of the biggest local ski programs in the country!

Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley Finding caring volunteers that would like to make a difference in a girl’s life by becoming their mentor, inspiring them to be who they are on the inside, and making the GOTR experience extra special. We have a new coach training scheduled for February 22nd where show you all you need to know and how much fun it will be! Need not be a runner to be a coach.

Higher Ground Sun Valley

We are grateful for any tax-deductible donations of funds. We also would love a portable sound system for announcements at Kindercup and the Nordic Cup.

Sawtooth Botanical Garden The Garden always welcomes new members, donors, supporters, volunteers and friends. We maintain the Garden year-round for events and activities in all four seasons.

The Senior Connection Due to the fact that we don’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay, we need scholarships for participants. Without scholarships and donations we would not be able to provide charity services. You can sponsor someone for as little as $50 a month for meals, Alzheimer’s and Brain Injury program, transportation or activities.

Souper Supper Dining Room We need cases of canned fruit and vegetables, or large packages of frozen veggies; we also need volunteers, as we can always use more hands to prepare and serve food.

St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center Funding priorities include sustaining our state-of-the-art emergency services, expanding pediatric services, expanding mental health services, and staff education and training.

The Sun Club

We need program funding for the Higher Ground Recreation and Military Programs and adaptive ski equipment.

We love coffee!

The Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation – Holiday Baskets

The Hunger Coalition Our greatest need is making sure we can continue supplying nutritious food to the children and families who are most in need in our community. We have seen a staggering increase in the number of new families accessing our services. Last month, 44 brand new families walked through our doors, double that of any month this year. Recent cuts to food stamps, along with delayed effects from the Beaver Creek Fire, are forcing more people to seek our help. Your financial support will help us meet this need head on.


All the groups within this section responded to our call for information to be listed here. And now, you can help their outreach efforts by voting for your favorite. The Weekly Sun will give a 4-page, full color, pull-out section – to be published in The Sun in 2014 – to the organization that garners the most votes! Please cast your vote for your favorite organization (that is listed in this section), no later than 12 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.


1. call .......................................... (208) 928-7186 2. text .... organization name & GIVE to (208) 309-1566 3. mail ...................... PO Box 2711, Hailey ID 83333 4. drop ...... 613 North River St. (in the Gateway Bldg.) 5. fax ............. attn: The Weekly Sun • (208) 928-7187 Please honor one vote per reader. Duplicates will not be counted


Papoose Club

We need money to buy food and warm clothing for the children.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts We need program sponsorship and underwriting for ticketed programs. Every speaker, musician, play, artist and exhibition we present requires donations

o 100 Men Who Care

to make them possible. When businesses, individuals and foundations help sponsor a program like these, more of our other funding can flow to youth education and free community programs.

Sun Valley Opera Concert support

The Sun Valley Wellness Institute, Inc. Our biggest wish is for more donors, sponsors and partners who can help us continue to pursue our mission and vision.

Syringa Mountain School We need donations to help us build our facility as well as volunteer power on our committees.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival Annual funding for performers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, speakers , entertainment, exhibits, demonstrations, culinary events, venues, advertising, marketing, permits, licenses, signs, banners, equipment, website services, recording and archiving stories, insurance, office supplies and a variety of services needed for set up and clean up. We especially need a new computer and new community partners and volunteers to help the event grow and prosper.

Wild Gift Holiday Challenge: Help us meet our $10K challenge grant with your donation before December 31.

Wood River Orchestra We need more musicians to play with us, and music to play — which can be quite costly.

Wood River Community YMCA The “So Much More” campaign, raising funds for program and membership scholarship needs.

Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation The larger our membership, the more money is available to gift. We currently have 185 members but constantly seek new women to join our efforts. tws

o The Advocates

o Friends of Wood River Freeride

o Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley

o Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley

o Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation – Holiday Baskets

o AquAbility

o Hailey Chamber of Commerce

o Sun Valley Center for the Arts

o Heritage Court

o Sun Valley Opera

o Higher Ground Sun Valley

o Sun Valley Wellness Institute Inc.

o The Hunger Coalition

o Syringa Mountain School

o Barkin’ Basement o Blaine County Education Foundation o Blaine County Historical Museum

o Papoose Club

o Blaine County Housing Authority o Camp Rainbow Gold

o Sawtooth Botanical Garden

o The Community Library

o The Senior Connection

o The Crisis Hotline

o Souper Supper Dining Room

o Environmental Resource Center o Flourish Foundation o Footlight Dance Centre T h e W ee k l y S u n •

o St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center o The Sun Club

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o Wild Gift o Wood River Community YMCA o Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation

Thank You for Your Vote

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