Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 13:57
The annual prescription drug plan enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries begins Tuesday, October 15, and runs through Saturday, December 7. Each year, the plans can change, so it is recommended to do some comparisons to find the best plan for you. This is also a good time to review prescription drugs with a physician.Read more: Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Enrollment Period Looming
Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 13:51
Two solar incentive programs are offering exciting limited-time offers to encourage a transition toward renewable sources of energy in our community.
The City of Boulder Solar Grant Program provides financial assistance toward the installation of photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal systems. Homes in the city’s affordable housing program, lower-income housing developed or owned by nonprofit organizations, and Boulder-based nonprofits are eligible to apply. More
Published on Thursday, October 03 2013 18:07
Penske truck moved her away on Monday
Big Rain River took my stuff on Thursday
Stream Lined Gypsy
Born on Friday
Couch surfing hobo
Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 13:48
Boulder County is looking for volunteers willing to dedicate their time on a weekly basis to help local teens achieve positive life changes. The Boulder County Community Services Mentor Program is seeking adults who can work well with teens, be a positive role model, and commit to three hours of mentoring per week. Volunteer time essentially consists of activities enjoyed by participants, whether it is going to a ballgame, watching a movie or just grabbing a bite to eat.Read more: County Seeking Mentors
Published on Thursday, October 03 2013 18:05
At the time my husband retired from a position that required weekly travel, understandably, he wanted to stay home rather than hit the road again. However, that eventually changed. Now he wants to attend Dixieland Jazz festivals and go on a cruise once a year. This fall and winter we’ll take in three festivals and one cruise. Perhaps you’d like to get away for some toe-tappin’ music. Rates start around $100 for an all-event badge, which admits a person into four to five days of constant entertainment. The music begins each day around 10 a.m., and ends about 11 p.m. You can stay in one venue and see a different band every hour and a half. If you want to consider turning into a festival junkie like us, think about joining us for the trips listed below.
As I write this article, I’m attending the annual Summit Jazz Festival in the Denver area. This small festival brings in some very good Dixieland musicians. We’ve also spent time at festivals in Monterey, Eureka, and Fresno, CA, and Clearwater Beach, FL. This fall we plan to return to our one of our favorite festivals, and try a new one.
October 16 through 20, finds us at our favorite festival, Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree www.SunValleyJazz.com (a fourteen-hour drive). All-Event badges run $135 per person. The grounds, nestled against the mountains of this Idaho ski area, always offer perfect October “between seasons” weather. Many local shops and in nearby Ketchum remain open until the festival ends, and then re-open for the ski season. Trees glisten in shades of red, rust, yellow, and brown. Only once did we experience snow flurries. Warm days and cool nights lend themselves to comfortable walks between venues in the Lodge, Sun Valley Inn, Opera House, Ice Rink, and several smaller locations. Or, we board the free shuttles to other locals. This festival draws the best bands, forty in all, including Titan Hot Seven, High Sierra, Midiri Brothers, Cornet Chop Suey, and Blue Street. Some two hundred musicians perform, with such as guest artists as: Bob Draga, Eve Evans, Tom Hook, and many more. They limit attendance to six thousand. We stay in a condo within walking distance, and save a little by bringing breakfast and lunch items. An entire area near town is devoted to RVs with hookups, and shuttles provide transportation to and from the different venues. Buffets or restaurants offer plenty of excellent food.
To learn more October festival locations check the American Rag Jazz Newspaper’s website at http://www.theamericanrag.com/ComingEvents.htm. This fall and winter you could visit Medford, OR; New Orleans, LA; or Pismo Beach, CA.
November 7 through 10, we try a new location; the Arizona Classic Jazz Festival in Chandler. Friends tell us we’ll love the Crowne Plaza Golf Resort’s venues and the music. Again we’ll hear old musician friends as well as new, great bands, and excellent guest performers like pianist Jason Warner and drummer Danny Coots. All-Event badges cost $95.
Closer to home, consider a weekend at the Colorado Springs Jazz Party www.csjazzparty.org November 1through 3, at the Antlers Hotel. This more expensive event includes four parties, and a black tie dinner. A few of the outstanding special guests are Bill Allred, John Cocuzzi, John Sheridan, and Eddie Erickson.
December finds us aboard Holland America’s MS Statendam for a twelve day Sea of Cortez cruise. The best part of a cruise, besides being pampered by so many crewmembers, is the fact we have our own special entertainment every day. While at sea, the musicians perform for afternoon tea. Then every night of the cruise they play before and after dinner. Jazzdagen http://jazzdagen.com/ invites our group to a private cocktail party and furnishes all travelers with special gifts. We’ve received rain jackets, sweatshirts, umbrellas, toiletry bags, and more. Frequent cruise travelers also get perks from the cruise lines such as onboard credits.
If you enjoy good music, new friends, inexpensive entertainment, and a relaxing atmosphere, consider becoming a Dixieland Jazz festival follower. The best part of being a festival junkie, besides the great music, is the friends made over years of traveling together.
Published on Monday, October 07 2013 09:07
Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado carrots are featured in the Colorado Carrot Sticks with Greek Yogurt Ranch recipe.Read more: Crunchy Carrots Are Great Lunch Box Snacks
Published on Thursday, October 03 2013 18:01
By David J. Rothman
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of a cold, wet day in a hot, dry year,
Of the twelfth of September, in 2013.
Listen and learn what it can mean