Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Chamber announces new committee

Newly elected members of the Hailey Chamber of Commerce executive committee are:

- Patrick Buchanan of State Farm, president.

- Dale Ewerson of Splash and Dash, past president.

- Lynda Anderson of Cox Communications, vice president.

- Jan Super of the Advocates, treasurer.

- Summer Bauer of McCann Daech Fenton, secretary.

Additionally, the board will begin recruiting for a membership director, initially part-time.

Fall Game Dinner set for Nov. 12

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation will hold its Fall Game Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event raises funds for the Wood River Valley's youth ski and snowboard teams. The evening will feature dinner, an auction and dancing.

The event will take place in the Sun Valley Inn's Limelight Room. Tickets are $100 per person and sponsor tables are available for $1,500 (includes sponsorship recognition and 10 raffle tickets). Wine is included with dinner. Vegetarian meals are also available. Seating is by reservation only.

Every year's event includes a live auction, silent auctions, the mystery balloon sales and a Sun Valley season's ski or golf pass raffle. Again this year, the SVSEF is including an online auction with prizes ranging from gift certificates and gear to adventures and nights out on the town. Bids start at $10.

For information about the event, reservations, auction or donating, go to or email Katie Matteson at

Business Showcase set for Nov. 10

The 19th annual Business Showcase-Partners in Prosperity is slated for Thurs., Nov. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at Carol's Dollar Mountain Lodge. Open to the public, the free event is sponsored by Zions Bank and Sun Valley Co.

This year, the event will include a Business Showcase Marketplace. Those interested in selling goods or services at the event may contact Jeffra Syms or Mary Sfingi at Zions Bank, 726-3007, before Nov. 4. Space is limited to 50 booths.

"Zions Bank is dedicated to helping to support local companies as they grow, create jobs and help fuel our economy," said Bryan Furlong, Zions Bank's area president. "We're proud to be a sponsor of the Business Showcase for the second year in a row because we believe we all work together as partners in prosperity."

National Brotherhood of Skiers plans Sun Valley event

The National Brotherhood of Skiers has chosen Sun Valley for its annual Meeting and Challenge Cup event this season.

About 1,000 people are expected for the summit, scheduled for Feb. 25 to March 3.

The nonprofit organization works to introduce minorities to winter sports and helps identify, develop and support minority athletes to win international and Olympic winter sports competitions representing the United States.

The group also organizes ski trips and other related events.

The organization, founded in 1973, is composed of 60 clubs representing 43 cities, with a membership of 3,000.

Let the games begin

The Hailey Public Library will host events from Nov. 12-19 to celebrate Idaho Family Reading Week. Events are planned to encourage parents and caregivers to read and play with children, thus inspiring lifelong learners.

"Learning happens in many different ways and at all ages," said Idaho State Librarian Ann Joslin. "Board games, card games, dramatic play and other fun activities can help build literacy, math and comprehension skills."

Game-theme festivities at the Hailey Public Library will take place on:

- Saturday, Nov. 12, National Gaming Day. From 1-2:30 p.m., teens and "tweens" are invited for electronic and traditional gaming fun.

- Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m., Storytime (ages 3-5).

- Friday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m., Toddler Tales.

- Saturday, Nov. 19, Family Fun Day. From 1-2:30 p.m. the library will have a slue of games, including the popular Book Walk for a chance to take home a free book.

For more information call the Hailey Public Library at 788-2036 or visit it online at

Teens choose 'Clockwork Angel'

After nearly 10,000 votes were cast nationwide between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15, teen readers selected "Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare as their No. 1 favorite book from the 2011 Teens' Top Ten list.

The book is available at the Hailey Public Library.

The Teen's Top Ten Project is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. The project helps teen book groups receive advance copies of new young adult titles. Then, they discuss the merit of the works, evaluate each and nominate 25 titles from which the top ten will be selected.

Clare's "Angel" is a prequel to the Infernal Devices series. It takes place in Victorian London, where ladies and gentlemen hold one another in formal regard. It is packed with supernatural beings, action, suspense, humor and, of course, romance.

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