Archive - Jan 2012
As it turns out, the political wrangling and the financing debates have worked themselves out, adding to a record season at the newly reopened ice rink.
December attendance at the rink doubled over December 2009âthe last season the rink was open.
Going into the New Year, the rink already is 85 percent of the total attendance than it had in 2009-10.
âWhat a time to reopen the Ice Rink,â said Stuart Brown, the Townâs recreation director.
âAttendance has been through the roof and the quality of the experience on the ice for our guests has surpassed our expectations,â he said.
Fido is having the time of his life.
Every day is the finest time of his life, if you ask me, but even I would admit that this day ranks right up there.
He is reading his fortunes.
âDog who pee on dog gets a leg up on the competition,â he intoned. Waiting a comedic moment, he then howled in glee.
Fido had received a box of dog fortune cookies in the mail. Who from? He doesnât know. An admirer. But right there on the Chinese takeout box, was the label, âKung Fu Fido,â made somewhere in Minnesota.
Neither dust nor sun nor heat of night shall keep the Village Championships from their appointed rounds.
âThe VCsâ begin on Tuesday with the Race Department putting up gates for the first round of racing.
The second round will take place Jan. 24, followed by races on Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 20; and April 3.
The VC team and individual finals will be April 10.
Itâs a wide-open competition, as it has been for 36 previous seasons. The racers are local and regional business owners, masterâs racers, junior team coaches, ski instructors, current and past competing racers.
Good news from Skip Harvey, owner of the Base Camp CafĂ© and town councilman, who says two cancerous tumors in his throat have âshrunk 50 percent.â He says he is taking one FDA-approved drug and another âhighly experimentalâ drug to control the cancer. âŠ
Mammoth Mountain sailed through the holidays just fine, according to ski area CEO Rusty Gregory.
In a carefully-worded memorandum to employees, dated Jan. 1, Gregory said this holiday period the ski area âcompleted its most successful and New Year holiday period in my 34 years on the mountain.â
Um, well, sort of.
Gregory said in an interview this week that the ski areaâs âsuccessâ is in context with other dry holiday periods in the ski areaâs historyânot an all-inclusive, year-by-year breakdown.