Friday, July 19, 2013

Briefs


Contest to promote The Advocates
     Throughout August, The Advocates will be hiding a 12-by-12-inch green dot in various locations in the Wood River Valley. Clues to the location of the dot will be given in the Miscellany II section of the Idaho Mountain Express, in other media outlets and at www.theadvocatesorg.org.
    For four weeks starting Aug. 5, the green dot will be hidden as follows: Week 1 in Ketchum; Week 2 in Bellevue; Week 3 in Sun Valley; and Week 4 in Hailey. The first person to find the dot each week and deliver it to The Advocates’ Attic Thrift Store at 12 W. Carbonate St. in Hailey will win a prize.
    The Find the Green Dot contest is an effort to bring awareness to Green Dot, a national violence prevention program. Originally developed at the University of Kentucky, the program focuses on teaching bystanders to recognize acts of abuse or violence, such as bullying, teen dating abuse and partner violence, when they see it. Green Dot provides training and the tools to make it easier for bystanders to intervene when they witness such acts.
    Green Dot implementation is under way with student participation starting this fall at Silver Creek and Wood River high schools, the Community School and the Sage School.
    For more information, contact Darrel Harris or Travis Jones at 788-4191 or travis@theadvocatesorg.org.

Ski museum to host
Hemingway birthday party
     The Ski and Heritage Museum will hold a birthday party for Ernest Hemingway on Monday, July 22, from 1-2 p.m. The museum will be serving free cake and lemonade while visitors can tour the museums and learn about Hemingway’s rich heritage in the Wood River Valley.  
     The museum has established a permanent exhibit on Hemingway in Idaho. The collection includes Hemingway photographs, educational text and a film about his time in Ketchum.  
    For questions regarding the new exhibit or Hemingway’s birthday, call 726-8118.

Hailey bridge player earns Life Master
    Sandra Flattery of Hailey has been named a life master in bridge, a rank described by the  American Contract Bridge League as the “most highly sought level of bridge achievement.”
    Flattery won the final points for her new rank at a recent tournament in Palo Alto, Calif. She began playing bridge in college but took a long break to raise a family and pursue a career in  real estate. She began playing in competitive bridge games six years  ago.
    The Wood River Valley offers bridge games four days a week, as well as lessons for beginning and intermediate players.  For information, contact Jo Murray at jo@sunvalleybridge.com or 720-1501 or Peter Gray at 726-5997. Additional information is available  at www.sunvalleybridge.com and www.woodriverbridge.com.  

Air club to host hangar open house
    A Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, often referred to as a flying SUV, will be the centerpiece of a Hangar Open House hosted by the Sun Valley Air Club on Wednesday, July 24, from 5-7 p.m. Atlantic Aviation is providing the venue for the open house in its terminal hangar at the south end of Friedman Memorial Airport.
    “We wish to welcome our new Platinum Members as well as meet prospective members,” said club founder Norman Nie.
    The Pilatus PC-12 will be on display because it was added to the proposed fleet for club operations to comply with a Department of Transportation requirement that all flights be organized by request of the members rather than by posting a fixed schedule. According to Nie, the Pilatus PC-12 allows the club to have as few as three passengers on a flight and cover the direct operating costs. The club also plans to have a Learjet 60 and Saab 340b in the fleet.
    In addition to traveling with other members on flights to regular routes, club members will have the option of privately chartering one of the aircraft. A flight between Sun Valley and Palm Springs would be $2,810 on the Pilatus, which has seven seats, or $4,250 on the Lear, which has eight seats and twice the speed of the Pilatus.
    For more information or to RSVP, contact Juli Miller at 916-717-4118 or juli@svairclub.com.

St. Luke’s volunteer board
sponsors Ketchum blood drive
    A blood drive will be held Tuesday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LDS church gym on Sun Valley Road.
    During the summer, blood donations typically drop off dramatically as donors go on vacation and schools close, but the need for blood never takes a holiday.  The American Red Cross urges people to donate blood or platelets and save lives this summer. Patients in hospitals served by the Red Cross depend on community blood donations every day.
    Schedule online at www.redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code “Ketchum.” For more information, call Rea at 622-7091.




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