Your Town, Feb. 21, 2010

It’s probably best that we stop talking about the winter weather.

If you ignore it — like the pesky door-to-door salesman — it will go away, right?

There are a few things we can do to assure that spring really will come and that includes the annual ritual of spring cleaning.

If you’ve got stuff that you are ready to part with, here are a few options for shoveling Old Man Winter off the front porch and welcoming spring — eventually — with open arms.

(I hope she brings a big suitcase and plans to stay awhile).

Do you have a sewing machine that you just don’t want or use any more? Is it collecting dust, always in the way, or refusing to keep you in stitches like it used to? Are you wanting it out of the house, but you’re just not sure what to do with it?

Brian Davis of Grand Junction has declared Feb. 26 as Grand Valley Sewing Machine Recycle Day and he will help you with that dilemma.

If you have a machine — no matter what condition — that you would like to get rid of, call Davis at 260-4441 to schedule to have your machine picked up Friday, Feb. 26. Machines that can be repaired will be donated to charity and non-repairable machines will be disposed of properly.


The Counseling and Education Center is accepting donations for its annual garage sale fundraiser.

Take donations to the center, 2708 Patterson Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays.

No electronics, perishables or clothing.

Call 243-9539 for information.


I know you’re hungry, I can hear your tummy rumbling.

Make plans to attend the 58th annual Martha Washington dinner from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Palisade Masonic Temple at Fifth and Kluge streets in Palisade.

Palisade Eastern Star will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. In 1952, the fundraising group of the chapter called WIMODASIS (Wives, Widows, Mothers, Daughters and Sisters) began the annual event as a way of collecting monies for chapter essentials. Over the years, proceeds from the dinner have helped purchase stoves, redo bathrooms at the Palisade temple, provided carpet for the lodge room, helped with scholarships for area youth and promoted the chapter’s benevolent projects.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 3-12 and take out is available.

Call Mary Faye Hampton at 464-5922 or Nancy Ericksen at 523-0901.


Knights of Columbus Council 13621 will host a monthly pancake breakfast today and every third Sunday of the month at 790 26 1/2 Road.

Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, juice and coffee. It is served from 9 noon. Cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free.

Also, on Fridays during the Lenten season, the Knights of Columbus are offering a fish fry. Cost is $7 and includes fried or baked fish, french fries, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, coffee, tea and juice. Ages 6-12 eat for $3 and ages under 6 are free. Clam chowder can be purchased for $1 a bowl.

Proceeds from these meals benefit the organizations fund for local charities in the Grand Valley.

Call 260-7664 for information.


A dedication and luncheon are planned Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center for the 100th anniversary of Mount Garfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

A bench with a DAR historic marker will be placed in front of the convention center and dedicated prior to the luncheon.

Two Rivers Convention Center was built at the site of the old La Court Hotel, where 100 years ago Fannie McClintock, organizing regent of the new chapter, conducted the first meeting with 20 organizing members.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a women’s volunteer service organization with the objectives of patriotism, education and historic preservation. Members have proven lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot.

Call Teri Dunn at 314-6286 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.


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