Steamboat briefs: Steamboat graduate Vincent Abate earns bachelor’s |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat graduate Vincent Abate earns bachelor’s

Steamboat grad Vincent Abate earns bachelor’s

Vincent Abate, the son of Francis and Ruth Abate and a 2008 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, has graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Denver with a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition. Abate also earned his associate degree in culinary arts and is on the dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester. 

Registration for Plein-Air Pain-Out is open this week

Registration is open for the Plein-Air Paint-Out as part of Hayden Heritage Weekend from Monday to Saturday. Artists are invited to paint the historic homesteads and ranches as well as the schoolhouse featured in author Dorothy Wickenden’s book “Nothing Daunted.” Registration is $15 and includes a trip to the Elkhead School House and a Barbecue and Barn Dance on Saturday. A portion of the sales of paintings from the Paint-Out benefit the Hayden Heritage Center. Call Chula Beauregard at 970-846-2266 to register. More information is available at

Crossan’s M and A Market to be open for the holiday

The historic Crossan’s M & A Market in Yampa will be open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the town of Yampa’s Fourth of July festivities. There will be silent auction items in the store, including antique store items that were part of the store in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

Center for Visual Arts hosts drop-in critiques

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., hosts monthly drop-in critiques for artists at noon the first Monday of each month starting Monday. During the critiques, artists will be able to share their process and gain insight from other artists about works in progress. Artists may bring one to three pieces to the free sessions. Critiques will be moderated by MB Warner, who has a Master of Fine Arts. For more information, contact 970-846-5970 or

LiveWell program to help families with healthy diets

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. For more information about the program, visit or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

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