Food – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:10:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Veterans Day breakfast http://www.pagosasun.com/veterans-day-breakfast/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:00:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191254

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Marking the 19th year for the event, Pagosa Springs Middle School eighth-graders hosted the annual Veterans Day breakfast for our local heroes Monday. The event was a time for the youth of the community to talk with veterans and hear stories of their experiences.

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Christmas Tea tickets on sale Monday http://www.pagosasun.com/christmas-tea-tickets-on-sale-monday/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:00:18 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191288

Photo courtesy Sandy Artzberger
The women of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church are beginning preparations for the annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Nov. 18 in the church Parish Hall.

By Sandy Artzberger
Special to The PREVIEW
The women of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church are getting ready to make cream cheese scones with strawberries and chocolate chips; open face sandwiches; savories consisting of cucumber/dill on rye-recipe from Empress Hotel in Victoria, Canada; carrot/ginger sandwiches and tarragon chicken salad — recipe from the Silver Palate; and tea desserts for you at their annual Christmas Tea to be held Dec. 7. in the church Parish Hall (next to the church).
The aroma of cinnamon apple tea, decorations, tea table settings and hanging Christmas quilts will transport you back to the time of Charles Dickens.
Tickets are $15 each and will go on sale in St. Pat’s Parish Hall Monday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m. If not all sold out on Monday, tickets will be sold in the church on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no advanced sale of tickets, even to parishioners, and there is a limit of eight tickets to one buyer. Also, there’ll be two seatings at the Dec. 7 tea: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most tables seat four. Scones and tea will be available to “early birds” on Monday ticket sale day.
Unique this year will be musical entertainment from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the church which is free and open to all attending the tea and those without tea tickets. The musical groups are the Night Song Trio and the Dickens’ Carolers. Handmade crafts will be for sale in both the Parish Hall and church.
Yes, this is a community outreach fundraiser. However, since the tea’s beginning, the women of St. Pat’s see it mainly as their gift to the women of Pagosa Springs to be a bit of a respite before the busyness of the holidays.

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Loaves and Fishes to offer Thanksgiving feast next Thursday http://www.pagosasun.com/loaves-and-fishes-to-offer-thanksgiving-feast-next-thursday/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191271

Photo courtesy Nancy Crouse
Volunteers from St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church are busy preparing for the early Thanksgiving dinner at Loaves and Fishes. The free community meal will be one week before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Lewis Street. All are welcome to enjoy a delicious lunch of turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry. While there, be sure to eat some pumpkin pie, too.

By Sally Neel
Special to The PREVIEW
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many of us. It is a time to sit with family and friends and enjoy a big meal of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, pumpkin and pecan pie — a time to eat until you cannot hold another bite. It is a time to share in conversation, laughter and memories.
Loaves and Fishes, a local nonprofit, makes sure that no one needs to go without the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Next Thursday, beginning at 11:30 a.m., members of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will once again host the annual Loaves and Fishes Thanksgiving feast. The meal will be complete with roasted turkey, homemade dressing and all the delicious side dishes that make the meal special.
“This is truly one of our favorite events of the year,” said Fr. Doug Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s. “The mood is always festive as we prepare the meal and serve it to our guests. We are always mindful of those for whom a tasty traditional Thanksgiving meal would not be possible without the efforts of these volunteers.”
Loaves and Fishes is a nonprofit organization that serves a free hot meal every Thursday at the Catholic Parish Hall on Lewis Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A wide variety of organizations from around town volunteer to prepare and serve the meals. Loaves and Fishes provides the meat, bread and desert and the organizations provide the rest. There is a professional cook on staff to help with preparation and to give guidance on how to prepare a meal for hundreds of people and a coordinator to instruct the servers. The volunteers also stay to clean up after the meal.
Recently, Loaves and Fishes held its annual appreciation pizza dinner for their volunteers. St. Patrick’s parish hall was filled with representatives from 30 local organizations whose volunteers helped to serve over 7,000 free hot meals last year.
“Certainly, we have so much to be thankful for,” said Nancy Crouse, Loaves and Fishes board president. “Our community demonstrates their kindness and generosity every week, serving others and bringing joy to so many. None of this could happen without the support of our wonderful volunteers.”
For more information about how to become involved in Loaves and Fishes, go to its website: www.loavesandfishespagosa.org, or contact Crouse at loavesandfishespagosa@centurytel.net. Individuals as well as organizations are always needed and welcome to serve.

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St. Patrick’s annual Christmas Tea set for Dec. 7 http://www.pagosasun.com/st-patricks-annual-christmas-tea-set-for-dec-7/ Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190736

Photo courtesy Lynne McCrudden
Wendy McAllister welcomes you to St. Patrick’s annual Christmas Tea. This year’s tea is set for Dec. 7.

By Lynne McCrudden
Special to The PREVIEW
This is one of the Christmas events in Pagosa Springs not to be missed. This year’s tea is taking a different look. We are creating a Dickens Christmas in our redecorated Parish Hall. There will be the Tea Shoppe, The Olde Bookshoppe and the Speckled Hen Pub to choose to sit and enjoy tea, scones, delicious savories and those diet-breaking desserts.
The tea will be held on Dec. 7 and there will be two seatings. The first seating is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second seating is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The tables will be mostly tables of four so you can sit, sip, munch and chat.
Between the two seatings there will be beautiful Christmas music in the Sanctuary from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. The music will be provided by the Nightsong Trio and The Dickens Carolers, and the performance is open to the public and does not require a ticket to the tea to attend. So, encourage your friends who may not be able to make the tea to join you for some lovely music.
The women of the church will also provide gifts and crafts in the Curiosity Shoppe and gently used books will be available for sale in the Olde Bookshoppe.
A great afternoon of shopping, eating and music can be yours for a ticket of $15. The tickets will go on sale Monday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m. in the church Parish Hall. No tickets will be sold before this date and if we do not sell out on Monday, tickets will be available in the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Gather your favorite friends for an afternoon of quiet fellowship, a lovely English tea and beautiful Christmas music. Isn’t this the perfect way to start one of the busiest times of the year? A little calm before the Christmas rush.

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Arctic Adventure Fall Family Night http://www.pagosasun.com/arctic-adventure-fall-family-night/ Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190650

SUN photos/Terri House

Halloween-clad students of all ages enjoy time spent with family and friends at Pagosa Springs Elementary School during Arctic Adventure Fall Family Night put together by the Partners In Education Committee on Oct. 24. Students and parents alike were treated to a homemade meal along with an arctic/frozen performance, story time, various games and crafts, and the book fair.

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19th annual Veterans Day breakfast set for Nov. 11 http://www.pagosasun.com/19th-annual-veterans-day-breakfast-set-for-nov-11/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190628 This coming Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, will mark the 19th year for the annual eighth-grade Veterans Day breakfast.
The breakfast is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. on Veterans Day and is set to last until 10:30 a.m. in the Ross Aragon Community Center gym, with a music program scheduled for 9 a.m.
The event, led by Pagosa Springs Middle School eighth-grade history teacher Scott White, has become not only a great school event, but a county-wide community service project, he explained in an email to The SUN.
White noted that Archuleta County is losing its World War II veterans and, eventually, locals will not have an opportunity to meet and hear the stories that these heroes have to tell.
“This is a perfect opportunity for my students to understand primary sources and hear stories from the source. What a valuable way of learning History,” White wrote. “I also believe that my students grow through this experience each year, gaining an appreciation for the true heroes, men and women who have fought and served to preserve our freedoms.”
White added that he is looking to reach out to veterans from the Jicarilla tribe and to invite them to the breakfast, as well as younger veterans.
All community members, as well as non-veterans, are welcome to help cook, serve and donate food, White noted.
Additionally, White noted that the gym will be set up on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and all citizens are welcome to help set up and decorate.

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19th annual Veterans Day breakfast coming soon, volunteers needed http://www.pagosasun.com/19th-annual-veterans-day-breakfast-coming-soon-volunteers-needed/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190195 This coming Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, will mark the 19th year for the annual eighth-grade Veterans Day breakfast.
The breakfast is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. on Veterans Day and is set to last until 10:30 a.m. in the Ross Aragon Community Center gym, with a music program scheduled for 9 a.m.
The event, led by Pagosa Springs Middle School eighth-grade history teacher Scott White, has become not only a great school event, but a county-wide community service project, he explained in an email to The SUN.
White noted that Archuleta County is losing its World War II veterans and, eventually, locals will not have an opportunity to meet and hear the stories that these heroes have to tell.
“This is a perfect opportunity for my students to understand primary sources and hear stories from the source. What a valuable way of learning History,” White wrote. “I also believe that my students grow through this experience each year, gaining an appreciation for the true heroes, men and women who have fought and served to preserve our freedoms.”
White added that he is looking to reach out to veterans from the Jicarilla tribe and to invite them to the breakfast, as well as younger veterans.
All community members, as well as non-veterans, are welcome to help cook, serve and donate food, White noted.
Additionally, White noted that the gym will be set up on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and all citizens are welcome to help set up and decorate.

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Cub Scouts invite veterans and spouses to Nov. 6 program http://www.pagosasun.com/cub-scouts-invite-veterans-and-spouses-to-nov-6-program/ Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:00:08 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190273 By Eric Smith
Special to The PREVIEW
In the true spirit of the Cub Scout laws to practice being “trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent,” Pack 807, sponsored by the Community United Methodist Church, is cordially inviting all veterans, active and reserve, along with spouses, to a night of dinner, dessert, coffee and fellowship.
The scouts have prepared an intimate evening program for Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the downtown Catholic Church Parish Hall. Representatives of Archuleta County veterans associations will also be present during this lovely affair.
This is a joint venture with the Knights of Columbus.
We welcome a family-friendly attitude and the Cubs would love to take the time to get to know our local veterans. Please join us. Please call Eric Smith at 582-0148 with any questions.

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Mt. Allison Grange Harvest Supper set for Oct. 26 http://www.pagosasun.com/mt-allison-grange-harvest-supper-set-for-oct-26/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=189852 By Larry Corman
Special to The PREVIEW
Mt. Allison Grange (2622 County Road 329, approximately 12 miles east of Ignacio) is hosting its annual harvest supper on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Tickets this year are $12 for adults and children are $5 (under 6 are free). Like usual, you will not go away hungry.
The menu this year includes: ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, hot rolls, tossed salad, homemade pies, coffee and punch.
If you have any questions or need directions, contact Shirley Engler at 883-2483 or Sharon Nossaman at 769-7789.

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Pagosa Hot Springs Fest set for Oct. 24-26 http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-hot-springs-fest-set-for-oct-24-26/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:00:05 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=179586 To feature live music, pool parties, shopping, dining more

A new festival is coming to town.
Oct. 24-26, downtown Pagosa Springs will play host to the inaugural Pagosa Hot Springs Fest.

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