Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Around Town

Ore Wagon Museum to dedicate new panels
    The Ore Wagon Museum in Ketchum will host a dedication ceremony for its new interpretive panels after the Wagon Days Parade on Saturday, Aug. 30.
    The seven panels, which were installed in July, trace the history of the Wood River Valley, with photos and information about Native Americans, the ski industry, miners, trappers, local businesses, the railroad and more.
    At the ceremony, starting around 2:30 p.m., Ketchum Mayor Nina Jones will recognize organizations that helped fund and create the panels, including the Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency and The Community Library.
    The three-ton ore wagons that are usually on display inside the museum will be outside at the dedication and during Labor Day weekend.

Film Noir Series tickets on sale
    Tickets are available for the Sun Valley Film Noir Series. The inaugural event, themed “Dark Dreams,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum.
    Tickets, $10 per screening, are on sale at Iconoclast Books, Chapter One and Frenchman’s Gulch Winery in Ketchum, and Copy & Print in Hailey, and will also be available the night of each screening at the theater.
    The series will feature three films.
    Sept. 11: “Double Indemnity” (1944), directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, is about a murder insurance fraud scheme, starring Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck (in an Oscar-nominated role) as a scheming housewife, and Edward G. Robinson as a suspicious claims adjuster. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture, direction, cinematography and writing.
    Sept. 18: “Laura” (1944), produced and directed by Otto Preminger, stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. Andrews plays a New York police detective who falls in love with a woman (Tierney) whose murder he is investigating.
    Sept. 25: “Kiss Me Deadly” (1955), produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, stars Ralph Meeker as Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, a private investigator who gets involved in a murder case after he picks up a hitchhiker.
    The series founder is Jeannine Gregoire, who was inspired by the Seattle Art Museum’s famed film noir series.

Hunger Coalition collecting extra fruit
    Trees are bulging this time of year with summer fruit such as apricots and peaches. Instead of letting it rot on the ground, or convincing neighbors to take one more bag of produce, consider giving it to the Hunger Coalition.
    The organization is gathering excess fruit from local trees and orchards for donation to its three food banks.
    The Fall Gleaning Project will run through September in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue.
    To volunteer to help pick fruit, or to donate extra fruit (preferably before it has fallen off the tree), call 788-0121 or visit

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