On Scene: May 19

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Cheers to future sunny day

If you were wondering where everyone is hanging out on any given sunny day in Steamboat, wonder no more. They're at Sunpie's Bistro.

The scene at Sunpie's feels like a free summer concert because you can't walk five feet without stopping to say 'Hi' to someone you know. And you can satisfy your constant craving for cheese fries as you hang out by the river, watching kayakers float by.

It is the perfect venue to hang out with friends and enjoy the best of what the Yampa Valley has to offer, including friendly locals, beautiful scenery, laid-back atmosphere and hurricanes.

Scholarship auction

The spectrum of Steamboat style at a formal event never was more clearly illustrated than at the Lowell Whiteman Primary School Scholarship Auction on Saturday at the Steamboat Yacht Club. Some men showed up in shorts and flip-flops, and some women wore evening gowns. It was the perfect excuse for your heels to sink into the grass instead of slip on the ice.

The event raised money for the 30 percent of Whiteman Primary students who rely on scholarship money every year. Silent auction items included trips to Hawaii and new all-terrain vehicles. The auction's international theme manifested itself in delicious hors d'oeuvres from across the continents. It was a fun, formal, hob-knobbing event for a great cause.

Prenuptial extravaganza

The Old West Steak House, Double Z, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sunpie's Bistro, Old Town Pub, Mambo Italiano and Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill were given this notice, in writing, when a bachlorette party paid them a visit last weekend:

"In celebration of a good friend's nuptials, we're planning on making a stop at your establishment on our adventure through downtown Steamboat. Please don't be afraid of the ladies arriving in various shades of red."

They were warned.

Steamboat's downtown restaurants and bars are the perfect place for a bachlorette party because there are many willing men -- poised and ready -- to do almost whatever you ask them. But apparently, it was easier to get a man to take off his shirt or buy you a shot than do the electric slide.

-- Allison Plean

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