Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sheraton Starbucks bows to Segafredo
Steamboat Springs Steamboat's first Starbucks location - in the breezeway in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort - is on its way out.
In the midst of an identity change, hotel management is bringing in an eatery, Segafredo, with more variety on its menu and a liquor license. Think Italian cafe.
Starbucks will continue serving through Dec. 31, and then Segafredo will do a limited overnight presto-chango so it can serve coffee the next morning. The cafe will begin adding light lunches and bar food as soon as Jan. 5.
Toy drive to benefit Children's Hospital
Prudential Steamboat Realty is collecting toys again this year to take to the Denver Children's Hospital on behalf of Moose Barrows' Mickey's Fund. This annual toy drive collects more than 3,000 toys every year for children and families who will be spending their holiday season in the hospital.
Barrows began the fund in memory of his son, Mickey, who spent three years at the hospital with a heart condition. After Mickey's death at age 3, Barrows received money from sympathetic friends and family. He put the money into the Mickey Barrows Memorial Trust and used it to purchase Christmas toys for children at the hospital. The fund continued to grow after the death of Barrows' father, Ray Barrows, who asked that all memorial donations go to the trust.
Mickey's Fund now is organized by Snowpile, a program coordinated each year by the hospital's Therapeutic Recreation Department. Thousands of toys still make their way from the Yampa Valley to Denver every winter. The local collection point is the Prudential Steamboat Realty office in Wildhorse Marketplace.
Again this year, Saddleback Ranch will be offering its community holiday event, the Cowboy Christmas, to encourage toy donations. This complimentary event provides locals and visitors with the opportunity to have a day out at the guest ranch enjoying tubing, sleigh rides and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The third annual Cowboy Christmas will take place from noon to 4 p.m. today at Saddleback Ranch, where toys will be collected.