Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Coldwell Banker group changes name

Coldwell Banker Conklin & Co. is changing its name to Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, following its acquisition in May of Distinctive Properties, a luxury vacation-rental and home-management company.

"We are now able to service all our clients' real estate needs, from buying, managing, renting and selling," said broker Todd Conklin.

He said the company we will be adding offices to the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties group over the next year to 18 months.

'Scentsy' comes to the valley

Brigitte Karlovich, independent consultant for Scentsy Wickless Candles, has launched a business in the Wood River Valley. Scentsy is a member of the Direct Selling Association. It has won numerous awards for growth and ethical business practices. In six years, Scentsy has enrolled more than 100,000 consultants.

Scentsy warmers are a safe alternative to the traditional candle, having no flame, no wick and no lead. The decorative warmers are designed to melt scented wax with the heat of a low-watt light bulb.

For more information, contact Karlovich at (208) 450-9750 or visit her website at

New cooking school opens

The new Sun Valley Cooking School offers recreational cooking classes in the kitchens of Ketchum restaurants.

"We want to raise the awareness of the joy of cooking and the joy of eating," proprietor Devra Mary said.

Many types of cuisine, techniques and sourcing will be taught by Ketchum chefs. Classes include locally grown organic raw food, Thai, French and Italian sauces, vegetarian surprises, Dutch-oven cooking and desserts.

Most classes are completely catered to groups of two to 20, suitable for the beginner to the experienced cook.

Restaurants involved include Ketchum Grill, Ciro, Cristina's, Sego, Rasberry's, Nourish Me, Rico's, Bigwood Grill, Perry's and Globus. More information is available at or by calling Mary at 720-2990.

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