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Wednesday August 10

1) Best-selling ‘van life’ author Brianna Madia (‘Nowhere Very Long’) will discuss her work Wednesday at the Wilkinson Public Library at 5:30 p.m.

2) Chrome Velvet and Niceness are guests tonight at Sunset Music Series at Sunset Plaza. Music starts at 6 p.m.

3) The Sheridan SHOW Bar hosts Happy Hour with Desert PJ Moon and the Swappers on the terrace tonight at 7 p.m.

Thursday August 10

1) Sip and savor for a good cause: Top Chef and Taste of Telluride are at the Peaks Resort tonight from 5:30-9:30 p.m., a benefit for local mentoring non-profit One to One, who are doing a lot of good work in this area . Visit to learn more.

2) Listen to a Fen Talk tonight at the Wilkinson Public Library tonight, then take a guided walk through the Fen this weekend! The cat is on the library terrace at 5:30 p.m.; visit for an overview.

3) Michael Tobin and John Gallow perform tonight on Twilight in the Transfer Warehouse. Free entry; music starts at 6 p.m.

4) A programming note: The Ridgway Farmers Market usually takes place on Fridays, but for one time only this season it will be held today (Thursday) in Hartwell Park, starting at 10am.

Friday August 12

1) The Ouray County Fair runs through Saturday at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway. Come see what’s going on!

2) The Telluride Jazz Festival is in town this weekend. The venerable annual event runs through Sunday; visit for a schedule.

3) Along with all the ripe fruit and sparkling fresh vegetables, you can hear live music at the Telluride Farmers Market on South Oak St., where Claybrook & Tom entertain from 11 a.m.

3) Telluride Theater presents The Invincible Three, a musical performance at a new venue in Ophir, from tonight through Sunday. Show time is at 6 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets and learn more.

Saturday August 13

1) Meet at the village market at 9 am for a Fen walk (there is no admission fee). Visit to learn more.

2) The 37th Annual Ridgway Gathering, a popular arts and crafts festival, is taking place this weekend in Ridgway’s Hartwell Park. Today’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3) Not to be outdone (no one compares), Mountain Village is hosting a fine arts festival at Heritage Plaza and Conference Plaza today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday August 14

1) Arts and Crafts shows continue today at Ridgway’s Hartwell Park (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Mountain Village from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2) The Telluride Theatre’s weekend musical performance, The Invincible Three, culminates tonight with a show in Ophir’s Silver Bell Mine. Dress warmly! The show starts at 6 p.m.; visit for tickets.

3) Don’t miss a meeting: AA meetings, Al-Anon meetings, and NA meetings are all held weekly in the box canyon, either in person at Christ Church, via Zoom, or both. Call 970-729-1120 if you would like a list of meeting times sent to your phone.

Monday August 15

1) The San Juan Chamber MusicFest opens today with a free children’s concert at Ridgway’s United Church of the San Juans. The music starts at 10 a.m. Visit to see the full schedule.

2) The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Encore series presents Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” tonight at the Palm Theatre. The screening starts at 6:00 p.m.; learn more at

3) EcoAction Partners is hosting a Green Business Roundtable tomorrow on the lower terrace of the Wilkinson Public Library at noon. Food and drinks will be served; visit to learn more.

Tuesday August 16

1) Ashley Boling offers an entertaining and historically accurate walk around the city today and Thursday. Meet him at the Telluride Historical Museum at 1 p.m. if you’d like to come.

2) Practice your Spanish with native speakers this afternoon on the terrace of La Cocina de Luz and enjoy free appetizers (margaritas and cervezas are for you). Wilkinson Public Library hosts happy hour in Spanish at 5:30 p.m.

3) The San Juan Chamber MusicFest continues tonight with a classic café concert at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Visit to see the schedule.

Two Native American Festivals in August Celebrate Harvest with Music, Dance and Food – Hartford Courant Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:00:28 +0000

Two annual Native American events celebrating the harvest will take place in August: the Green Corn Festival in Washington and Schemitzun in Mashantucket.

The 17th Annual Green Corn Festival, presented by the Institute for American Indian Studies, will take place August 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Riverwalk Pavilion, 11A School St. in Washington.

Among the day’s entertainment are flautist Allan Madahbee of the Ojibwe Tribe, the Indigenous Nations Dance Troupe led by Erin Meeches of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, the Quahog Bay Drumming Group led by Devin Wixon of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation and a professional Native American. storyteller. The dance will take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children’s activities and arts and crafts vendors are also offered.

Yapopup, the Indigenous Soul Food Truck owned by Pueblo Chef Ryan Rainbird Taylor of the Ohkay Owingeh Tribe of New Mexico, will offer traditional Native American dishes. GV Bites will sell Colombian fusion cuisine and Polar Sweets Ice Cream will sell desserts.

Admission to the festival is $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for children and IAIS members, free for children of members. Pre-registration on The event will take place rain or shine.

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Schemitzun: Green Corn and Dance Festival, a harvest celebration where attendees “give thanks to the Creator for our rich heritage while honoring our ancestors, warriors, veterans, and elders,” will be held Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and August 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mashantucket Pequot Cultural Grounds, 2 Matt’s Path in Mashantucket.

The weekend will include displays of traditional and contemporary tribal dancing, drumming and live music, Native American crafts, and a recreation of a 17th-century Eastern Woodland Village with demonstrations of hearth cooking, wampum and fishing net making, beading and basket weaving. Native American chefs will prepare chowders, fish, game, seasonal fruit drinks, Indian tacos, burgers, fried bread and desserts.

Drum groups include the Wild Band of Comanches from Oklahoma and the Wiconzani from Connecticut.

A weekend pass is $15, a day pass is $10, a day pass for seniors and ages 6-12 is $8, children ages 5 and fewer are free.

There is no on-site parking. An event shuttle departs every 30 minutes from Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center (disabled-only) and three Foxwoods Resort Casino parking lots: Fox Tower Hotel Lop, Grand Pequot Tower Hotel Loop, and Great Cedar Hotel Bus Loop.

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Taksim’s artisan chef’s Mediterranean menu with a Turkish twist Sat, 06 Aug 2022 18:34:18 +0000

Taksim’s Lokma mocktail ($11) tastes like drinking the sap of a candied pine. The ingredients listed in the concoction include cucumber, basil leaves, lime, agave, apple juice, and sparkling water. Nothing about this combination captures the taste of piny. But chef Daniel Gribble says the kitchen uses mastic gum in the raki palace pudding ($13).

“Mastic sap is pine. When he plays with the anise in the raki, it really brings out different Mediterranean ingredients and flavors,” he said before adding, “We use carob molasses. [in a whiskey drink] and it has pine flavors. Maybe someone slipped a spoonful of either into my Lokma.

Raki is Turkey’s national drink but, according to the chef, Taksim offers Mediterranean cuisine with some Turkish influences. Located in an alley off 4th Street, this was once the Cockscomb home of Chris Cosentino. There are subtle changes to the decor — a long row of well-worn pots and pans hang above the kitchen — but the interior retains the feeling of an urban, urban retreat. The same owners run Lokma on Clement Street. Gribble explained the difference between the two restaurants: “Lokma has always been family style. With Taksim, they wanted to do more gastronomy. There are plans to do a Chef’s Tasting in Taksim with a fixed price, multi-course menu.

Gribble’s background includes stints at Alinea and Atelier Crenn, but his time at The French Laundry left a lasting impression on the chef. Collaboration was one of the lessons he learned from Thomas Keller’s famed and sometimes maligned Yountville restaurant (Oh Governor Newsom!).

“We work with each other as a team, respecting each other and realizing that you have to leave your ego at the door when you walk into the kitchen,” Gribble said. “You are here to serve others.”

When the team behind Taksim hired him, Gribble says they had a concept in mind but trusted him with the freedom to improvise. Butter Poached King Prawns ($18) – an outstanding start to a meal – was an existing recipe. The chef took this concept and asked, “How can I make this work like fine dining?” Originally, the recipe called for crispy fried shrimp. The chef thought about how to incorporate Turkish ingredients. Instead of breading it, he wrapped the shrimp in kadaif, which is similar to phyllo dough and often used in desserts.

“I said, ‘How do you cook the kadaif? Will it be crisp?’ Gribble found it would be crispy with butter so he wrapped the prawns in thin noodle strips, taking care to craft a pleasing presentation. The end result is elegant, very crispy and precise. He made a pretty pattern with pomegranate molasses, wrapping it around the plate. The prawns were perfectly poached and tender against the knife.

The Taksim scallops were seared a beautiful golden brown on top, while the underside was white and delicious. | Courtesy picture

We sat by the wood-fired oven where a sous chef kneaded the bazlama dough ($8) before baking it. The traditional bazlama is a flatbread, but Taksim’s version is more like a honey wheat roll. Dark brown, the outer layer opens to a soft, comforting center. It is served with a sumac butter quenelle, the spice running through it in pale red ribbons. Eating just two rolls felt like an inadequate response. I imagined waking up to a plate of them in the morning, all smothered in jam.

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The tomato salad ($17) kneels towards the Mediterranean with slivers of grilled artichoke hearts dressed in a transparent balsamic glaze. Between the two entrees – scallops ($38) and lamb chops ($48) – the table swooned for the scallops. One side of the mollusk was burnt to a beautiful golden brown; the underside white and delectable. Gribble also adds whimsical flourishes. Pattypan squash appeared on the plate, bright yellow, in two preparations, simply sautéed and in small spoonfuls mashed.

The lamb chops come with a variety of zesty and tangy sides: grilled halloumi, homemade manti (Turkish dumplings!), Romano beans and red pepper bearnaise sauce. When paired with a bite of meat, they make up for the more bland chops. By themselves, they needed stronger cooking and more seasoning.

California, Gribble believes, is a great place to showcase what’s local and fresh “from our land.” He sums up his approach at Taksim as follows: “Using ingredients from Turkey and fusing them with the best seasonal ingredients here to create dishes that make culinary sense.”

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Proctor Arts Festival is back Thu, 04 Aug 2022 18:44:24 +0000

The Proctor neighborhood will be rockin’ on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join thousands of people who will enjoy:


Over 105 artisans and craft vendors


Three stages of live entertainment


Kid’s Fest – Special children’s area with family stage


farmers market


Wheelock Library Book Sale


Special Offers for Proctor District Businesses

Proctor Arts Fest is a community street fair on North 26th and Proctor streets in Tacoma. It has been organized by the Proctor Business District Association, with community volunteers, since 1986. The goal of Proctor Arts Fest is to provide a free, accessible, and festive arts experience to the public.

Proctor Arts Fest attracts approximately 10,000 visitors from Tacoma, Pierce and Thurston counties and 160 arts and crafts vendors each year. In addition to vendors, it features three live music and entertainment stages (this includes a stage designated “The Family Stage” – hosted by Tacoma Public Library staff), a children’s area with input from the Metropolitan Park District , a farmer’s market and a sidewalk sale.

Come and enjoy live music and local entertainment, buy original artwork or a piece of craftsmanship from its creator. A great way to get to know your neighbors and practice building your community. Proctor Arts Fest is a family event.

]]> Spring Hill BOMA Discusses City Policy Updates for Farmers Markets Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:36:51 +0000

The issue of updating Spring Hill’s requirements and standards for Farmers’ Markets has been the subject of discussion over the past few months.

An update to the current ordinance, first enacted in 2018 as part of Spring Hill’s Unified Development Code, was presented to the council of mayor and aldermen on Monday.

The council eventually passed the ordinance on the first of two readings, but not without a brief discussion, which included dissenting opinions.

Alderman Hazel Nieves, who was the only vote against, said she thought the ordinance could have been passed better, such as allowing more public comment.

“I know there have been pros and cons among community voices on this,” Nieves said. “I’m all for the structure, but what really concerns me here is that I don’t think we’ve checked that enough with the audience to give them more opportunities to have a voice in this. .”