Wednesday, November 18, 2009

News briefs


H1N1 clinic Friday at Hailey Elementary

A clinic for H1N1 vaccine administration will be held Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School.

Scott Manning, safety director for the Blaine County School District, said about 2,000 doses of the vaccine will be available. In addition to students and siblings, preschoolers in the county and The Community School students have been invited.

Manning said enough vaccine should also be available for "high-risk parents and staff members who come in that day."

Benefit set for Steve Ollila

A fundraiser for 16-year Wood River Valley resident Steve Ollila is set for Thursday, Nov. 19, at River Run Lodge near Ketchum. The event is to help Ollila and his family with costs of his battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Music will be provided by local bands Up A Creek and Captain Dano and the Nobodies. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The event will start at 5 p.m. with silent auction bidding. The live auction will start at 7 p.m. with gifts, vacation packages, golf packages and gift certificates from area businesses and restaurants.

The fundraiser is being hosted by Marketron Broadcast Solutions in Hailey—where Ollila is employed—Sun Valley Co., and local merchants. Ollila, an active golfer, skier and hiker, is second on a waiting list for a lung transplant at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

For more information, contact Karen Koonce at 788-6834.

Recess From School at the HUB

The Blaine County Recreation District's HUB Youth Center at the Community Campus in Hailey will hold its Recess From School program for kindergarten through fifth-grade children on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $35 per child per day. Registration forms are available at bcrd.org or call 788-21117 to reserve a space.

The Blaine County Recreation District will also host a Winter Adventure Camp over the Christmas break with winter activities and crafts. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and daily drop-in fee is $35 per child per day or $175 for the entire session.

Dates are Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30.

Kids should come prepared to play outside and need to bring a lunch. Small additional fees may be incurred with different daily field trip activities.

Health care summit scheduled

Wood River Valley residents are invited to join in the health care discussion at the Idaho Women's Network's Public Policy Summit on Saturday, Dec. 5.

According to a news release from the Idaho Women's Network, the summit seeks to bring together state and local experts to discuss health care reform, particularly the ways in which the health care crisis is affecting women and children.

The summit will be held at the Community Campus in Hailey. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the event will run until 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and include lunch. They can be bought in advance through the Idaho Women's Network or at registration the morning of the summit.

For more information, contact the Idaho Women's Network at (208) 344-5738 or e-mail Taryn Magrini at tmagrini@idahowomensnetwork.org.

CPR class set for Thursday

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center is offering its monthly AED Heartsaver CPR class on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6-9 p.m. in the River Run Rooms.

Participants will learn how to use the automated external defibrillator, in addition to the American Heart Association course on recognizing and responding to emergency situations involving infants, children and adults. The class is good for beginners and for those who need to renew their Heartsaver certification.

Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke's at 727-8487.

Group assists cancer patients

St. Luke's Center for Community Health will hold the next Cancer Support and Networking group Thursday, Nov. 19, from 10-11 a.m. The group will meet in the Baldy Conference Rooms at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center.

The focus of the group will be to provide a supportive, informative and networking venue for patients and survivors of any type of cancer.

For more information, contact Erin Buell, community outreach coordinator, at 727-8733.

Hailey BAH set for Thursday

The Hailey Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Thursday, Nov. 19, will be hosted by Webb Landscaping and Oak Street Foods, from 5-7 p.m.

It will be held at the Webb Garden Center and nursery at 162 Glendale Road in Bellevue.

Attendees will be able to enjoy great food and drinks and network with Hailey Chamber members. There will be raffles and a money prize—don't forget your business card.

Holiday lights recycling program

The Hailey Chamber of Commerce is participating in Idaho Power's holiday lights recycling program for the second year.

In 2008, with the help of citizens and member businesses, the chamber collected enough non-LED, inefficient lights to obtain a refund of $1,600. The money was used to buy the new energy-efficient LED lights to decorate Hailey's Main Street.

People can bring their old holiday lights to any of these collection spots: Hailey Chamber of Commerce, city of Hailey, Vintage Gypsy, Teddy Bear Corner Daycare, Windermere Real Estate, Atkinsons' Market, Albertsons Market or Big Wood Auto Body.

The Wood River Middle School leadership class is taking part in the project again and setting up additional collection spots throughout town.

Call the chamber at 788-3484 for more information.

Art to fill empty storefronts

The Wood River Arts Alliance and the Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau are seeking interested artists for pop-up gallery exhibits in Ketchum. Artists will be able to display work alongside rental signs and enrich potential rental spaces.

Interested artists should submit three to five slides of current work along with contact information to wrartsalliance@mac.com.

Join discussion about the ACL

Are you wondering if your ACL will make it through one more ski season? To find out, join Dr. Tony Buoncristiani on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in St. Luke's Baldy Conference Rooms.

Buoncristiani is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who will discuss the anatomy, function and importance of the anterior cruciate ligament, as well as injury prevention, surgical versus conservative management, and rehabilitation of ACL injuries.

The lecture is free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke's Center for Community Health for information: 727-8733.

Galena Lodge to open for winter

Trails are being groomed for the opening of Galena Lodge for the winter season on Saturday, Nov. 21. The lodge will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Galena Lodge is located 24 miles north of Ketchum just off state Highway 75. For details, call 726-4010.

Presentation on Ketchum town square

Town square expert Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard will give a presentation on European plazas and what type of plaza might work in Ketchum on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Wood River Community YMCA's Community Room, in Ketchum. A guided photo tour of European plazas will start at noon, followed by a public work session and discussion from 1-3 p.m.

The Ketchum Community Development Corp. organized the event and stated that it encourages public participation.




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