Hole Food Rescue Fundraiser: Film Premiere of Just Eat It

Join us at a fundraiser for our adopted non-profit at the Jackson Hole Film Premiere: Just Eat It, A Food Waste Story. It’s being presented by and benefiting Hole Food Rescue.

Let’s celebrate and learn about the cause of food waste and hunger awareness. Light hors d’oeuvres, local distillery and winery tastings, excellent raffle prizes, cash bar, live music, and the Just Eat It film premiere will make for a night of fun this Thursday.

Event Details:

  • Thursday, August 20, 2015
  • 6:00-7:00PM Cocktail hour
  • 7:00PM Film Screening
  • The Center Theater & Lobby
  • Cost: $10 suggested donation

About the film, Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

“Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.”

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Plans Progress

Last week we did a site visit with the contractor to look at the scope of work in preparation of a potential start at the end of August. Have also started preliminary marking of the sections to be paved. If you are up on the OPR look for the blue dots to the uphill side of the road which indicate the sections under consideration. Plans also include installing some culverts on the upper section to improve drainage. We are within $14,000.00 of our fundraising goal for the project and are optimistic we will reach our goal but need your support. Spread the word!

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Silver Star Communication signs on as a sponsor

Silver Star Communications has joined the effort to repair the Old Pass Road. Silver Star was a major catalyst and supporter of the initial round of repairs and we are delighted to see them agree to help again. They join our generous donors and The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in our goal to continue the repair work.

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Community Foundation Of Jackson Hole Awards the Old Pass Road Project Grant

The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has awarded the Old Pass Road Project a matching grant expanding the contributions received for the project. Visit the Old Pass Road project for details on the project and how to donate.

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Team Jackson Hole Initiates Fundraising Campaign To Repair the Old Pass Road

Team Jackson Hole has started a fundraising effort to begin another round of repairs including asphalt overlays along sections of the roadway. Visit the Old Pass Road Project page on the website for details and how to contribute.

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Group Road Bike Rides in Jackson Hole Expanded in 2015 Cycling Season

Two Groups for Tuesday Night Bike Ride Make it Easier for More Cyclists to Get Out and Road Ride

Despite the often chilly or stormy conditions that Spring in Jackson Hole brings, many people, including Team Jackson Hole riders, have been riding their bikes a lot already. Group road rides have been well attended for this time of year and a new “B” group for the “Tuesday Night World Championships” will make it more inclusive of more riders.

There is also a once monthly women’s ride on Wednesday evenings, which is a “no drop” designation. To get more info about these group road rides, please visit the JH Cycling website or Facebook Page; sign up for the JH Cycling email newsletter here; and contact Molly Breslin to get emails about women’s-only rides.

Here is a message from JHCycling outlining their current initiative for cycling in the greater Teton County region. Forest Dramis has been a tremendous help to expand cycling opportunities for the cycling community as a whole.

The Tuesday Night Ride has changed and I’d like to invite you to come be a part of it. In the past the Tuesday group ride has been less than inclusive and a bit intimidating for those wanting to dip their feet in the Jackson group-ride world. We are striving to completely change that stigma. We are all-inclusive and want everyone to come be a part of Jackson cycling. The Tuesday Night Ride is hard. Some nights it’s really hard, and that will continue. But there will always be someone to ride with and whether you’re in the front of the A group or just barely hanging on to the B group, our goal is for you to get a great workout, make new friends and enjoy your bike!

Beginning last year JHCycling worked with Molly and Carri to promote women’s group rides in Jackson and this year we’re taking the next step. To build on the great work they’ve been doing and the momentum the women’s rides have gained, Carri and Molly thought it would be a great time to begin to integrate the women’s rides with the Tuesday Night Ride. I couldn’t agree more.

This year, the Tuesday Night Ride will be breaking into A and B groups. Sometimes this will be done at the start, with the two groups riding totally different routes. Other times this will be done by having slower riders regroup at a designated point while the front group continues on. Carri and Molly hope that by integrating the Women’s Ride into the Tuesday Ride their following goals will be met: group rides will be every week versus every other week regardless of their busy work schedules, a greater camaraderie between the women’s group ride and the Tuesday Ride, and the ability for faster women to get a harder workout.

I’m excited for this new integration and I think it is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy the riding that Jackson has to offer. Last Tuesday Ride the women outnumbered the men and a great time was had by all! In addition to inviting you to the Tuesday Ride, I also want to extend an invitation to come join JHCycling on ALL our group rides. Almost every weekend we do a group ride up north, especially now that the Park road is free of cars.

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Teton Adaptive Sports Apres Soiree Benefit This Saturday

Apres for a Great Cause!

Team Jackson Hole’s first non-profit that we rode for Teton Adaptive Sports (TAS) is having a fundraiser called Apres Soiree this Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Terra. You can help in several fun ways:

1. Attend the event: It’s only $20, which gets you one raffle ticket and nacho bar goodies, and fun!

2. Buy raffle tickets: Enter to win fabulous prizes like a 10-day Pass to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Custom Igneous Skis or Snowboard, a Grand Targhee Season Pass, Atomic Access Skis, and more. You need not be present to win. You can buy raffle tickets at Wilson Formal, which is right next door to Elevated Grounds. You can even use a credit card and leave the info side of the raffle ticket there.

3. Volunteer: They still could use a few volunteers to help at the event. Contact Kurt Henry for details.

If you can make the event, you can bid on over $10,000 worth of great silent auction items. Here’s a list of all the raffle prizes and just some of the silent auction items (since they keep coming in from supportive Jackson Hole businesses!):

TAS Apres Soiree Raffle Prizes:

TAS Apres Soiree Silent Auction Items:

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