Letters to the Editor, July 6-8, 2016
It’s a small world after all
Following are some “Small World” stories.
I work out at PCMC fairly regularly. This leads to conversations with my fellow workout buddies. The first one came to me today from Regen Dennis, who with her husband, Bruce, are residents here. Early on Bruce was with Boeing and on a business trip to Singapore. He checked his email and found one from a long-time friend. Responding to it, he learned that his buddy was also in Singapore and staying at a hotel across the street. Dinner followed.
The second “Small World” story came to me from Patsy (don’t know her last name), also at PCMC during a workout. Seems she was in a town in Italy having dinner, and a friend from Park City was seated at the table next to hers. Patsy is from England. Her father comes to visit her and the new non-stop London-Salt Lake City flight is a welcome change.
The third “Small World” story is mine. Marty and I were attending a University of Utah sponsored summer school program in Cambridge, England. One day we were walking in town and coming the other way was a neighbor of ours from La Canada, California, where we had lived previously.
You might know someone with an advance degree in probability theory but my guess is that these incidents have a probability of maybe one in a billion. Or even less. I suspect that if you run this “news” you might get more such stories.
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Vail’s investment is a mixed blessing
I am thrilled to add my kudos to that of Brad Olch and Sally Elliott, both esteemed members of the Park City Community, for Vail stimulating our economy with $50 million worth of new assets. I see that one Park City establishment has negotiated a settlement with Vail for use of ‘Park City’ its name. I expect the other 121 establishments using ‘Park City’ in their names will be as thrilled as I am to stimulate our economy by providing annuities to attorneys who bill at $800 per hour.
Former Park City Council member
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Historic home tour celebrates preservation efforts
The Park City Historical Society & Museum’s 19th annual Historic Home Tour last Saturday was once again a huge success! Of course, we couldn’t have done it without a lot of help and support from so many people. Some thank-yous are in order.
First of all, to our wonderful homeowners who generously opened their historic buildings for the tour. What fun everyone had peeking inside your lovely old homes and buildings. You owners are the backbone of the Historic District and deserve a big thank you from the entire community. Also, to our numerous and tireless volunteers. It takes a lot of manpower to plan, host, and provide docents for this event. You are the glue that holds our organization together and we couldn’t do it without you.
Thank you so much to our Presenting Sponsors: Jones Waldo Attorneys, and the Park City Chamber/Bureau. These two generous businesses have graciously supported our organization year after year. And kudos too to all our loyal home sponsors who helped underwrite the event.
A big special thanks to Fletchers on Main who hosted our post-tour reception in their own historic building. The ambiance, food and beverages were first class and a perfect ending for our homeowners, sponsors and volunteers.
And, lastly, thank you to all of you who attended the Historic Home Tour.
Thank you for loving our historic buildings as much as we do.
Park City Historical Society & Museum
A reader involved in addressing mental health in Summit County applauds Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and his wife Elena Amsterdam for their efforts to help mountain towns wrap their arms around the issue.