Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Nonprofits nominated for award
    The Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center and the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley have been nominated for the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s Excellence Award.  
    Nominees were planned to be recognized at the Excellence Awards dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 23, during the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s annual conference. Six of the organizations nominated were to be honored with a 2014 Nonprofit Excellence Award.    

Real estate agents recognized
    Katherine Rixon and Rob Cronin, of the Keller Williams Sun Valley real estate firm, have been recognized by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for their recent performance in the million-dollar-and-above luxury home market within the Sun Valley area.
    Members of the Million Dollar Guild are certified luxury home marketing specialists who have documented their success in assisting affluent buyers and sellers with million-dollar properties.

Expert to discuss parenting
    Kim John Payne, author of “Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids,” will present a free public lecture from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Community Campus in Hailey, 1050 Fox Acres Road.
    Payne, of Northampton, Mass., has been a family and school counselor, adult educator, researcher and consultant for more than 25 years. He’s also the founder of The Center for Social Sustainability, gives keynote speeches around the world and has been featured on TV and radio news programs.
    According to Publishers Weekly, Payne’s book, co-written with Lisa Ross, “presents a wealth of practical ideas for reclaiming childhood and establishing family harmony,” from reducing the toy pile to scheduling downtime.
    The lecture, sponsored by Syringa Mountain School and St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation, is free, but donations will be accepted. Payne also will offer fee-based workshops for parents, educators and health professionals from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.
    For more information, contact Carrie Thomas Schott at 721-0531 or Payne’s website is


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