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Goldman: ‘Skiing is more than just a sport’

Goldman: ‘Skiing is more than just a sport’

DENVERITE Bernie Goldman — a passionate skier in Colorado for more than half a century — was honored last month by the US Ski and Snowboard Assn., which conferred on him its Halstead Memorial Award “for service to the sport of skiing in the Rocky Mountain Division.”

Goldman, a retired financial services professional, received the award at an Oct. 16 ceremony in Frisco.

The Halstead Award, inaugurated in 1943, has been given to some of Colorado’s leading ski resort developers and owners, as well as to individuals who have supported or advocated the sport of skiing.

Previous recipients include Willy Schaeffler, former DU ski coach and founder of the Arapahoe East ski area; Peter Seibert, founder of Vail; Bill Marolt, president of the USSA; and Dick Durrance, Olympic skiing medalist and ski photographer.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 November 2011 02:20 )

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The ‘West Side,’ Denver’s Jewish neighborhood, a focus of new book

The ‘West Side,’ Denver’s Jewish neighborhood, a focus of new bookTo begin, a bit of geographical clarification. Phil Goodstein, prolific chronicler of Denver neighborhood history, makes the point early on in his latest tome that the unofficial zones of North Denver, East Denver, South Denver and West Denver have never been clearly delineated. What is North to some is West to others. For the purposes of this book, Goodstein’s “North Side” is defined as the area northwest of the Platte River, north of (roughly) West Colfax Avenue and extending to the ci...
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Documentary on Sholem Aleichem ‘laughs in darkness’

Documentary on Sholem Aleichem ‘laughs in darkness’"No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you" — Sholem Aleichem I HAVE never read the works of the Yiddish master Sholem Aleichem. “What, do you come from a shtetl at the bottom of the ocean?” I guess so — and if you only had the time to listen I have such a sad story to tell you! But enough of that . . . A few nights ago, I sat on my proverbial couch and watched the DVD “Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness,” a documentary worthy of the rave rev...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 September 2011 12:06 )

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23rd Kosher BBQ Contest a big hit

23rd Kosher BBQ Contest a big hitMEMPHIS — If there’s anything that can bring the Jews of Tennessee together, it would be barbecue. Last weekend, the 23rd annual Kosher BBQ Contest and Festival drew thousands of Jews from Tennessee and around the country. It attracted a group of Muslims, too. Turns out they’re not bad at cooking kosher brisket: The Memphis Islamic Center’s team, the “Halal Smokers,” won a third-place award for their brisket entry. The commingling of Jews and Muslims among tables heaped with baked...
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Debbie Foster draws culinary inspiration from grandmothers

Debbie Foster draws culinary inspiration from grandmothersDebbie Foster graduated from college with both a degree in history and a passion for cooking and entertaining. “I made my first brisket my senior year at the University of Wisconsin. “Hosting a seder for 40 Jewish ‘orphans,’ my roommates and I rented tables, chairs, made all the food, had plenty of ‘spirits,’ and even made it part way through the Haggadah,” she recalls. “Preparing for the seder was my favorite part.  With my mom on the phone, she walked me through her famous ...
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