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Archives for November 2013

Heinrich Staff To Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. – In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Angel Fire on Friday, November 8, 2013. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend.

When: November 8, 2013

Where: Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd. Angel Fire, NM

Who: US Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff

Hours: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

For questions please contact Senator Martin Heinrich’s Santa Fe office at 505-988-6647.

Village Hall Session

The afternoon Village Council work session at 4:00 pm will feature a “Village Hall” session with County Commissioner Landon Newton. Commissioner Newton will provide a “County Update” at the following Village Council Meeting at 5:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend.

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Music From Angel Fire Announcement

The Music from Angel Fire Board of Directors announces that General Director Nancy Ondov will step down from her position at the end of November and is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Harcombe as Executive Director.

nancyNancy has been with the Festival for the past twelve years, seven of which she served as the General Director. Board President Gloria Fishman notes, “Under Nancy’s expert leadership the Festival has continued to flourish. Nancy has ably managed all facets of her job so that the end result, a wonderful music season, always looks effortless. We are saddened by her departure to pursue other interests, but so very grateful to her for her dedication to the Festival’s success. The Board of Directors is looking forward to working with Elizabeth. Her commitment to Music from Angel Fire as well as her enthusiasm and expertise ensures an exciting future for the Festival.” Ms. Ondov remarked, “One of the things I appreciate most about my time with the Festival (besides the incredible music of course!) has been the opportunity to get to know people from so many different walks of life – Board members, musicians, staff, patrons, concert goers, colleagues and associates. As I move on to follow other dreams and start the next chapter of my life, I take with me so many memories, wonderful friendships and great gratitude for the enrichment the Festival has brought to my life, both personally and professionally.”

elizabethMs. Harcombe comes to the Festival from Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, where she served as Program and Operations Director since 2007 and most recently as Interim Executive Director. She has also been a member of Music from Angel Fire’s seasonal staff for the past five years, where the Angel Fire audience knows her as “Lizzie.” Trained as a pianist, Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in music education. Ms. Harcombe remarked, “Music from Angel Fire has become a favorite summer tradition and I am thrilled to accept this opportunity to serve as Executive Director. With the 30th Anniversary still fresh in our minds, we have the important and exciting task of embracing our legacy, looking ahead to the next decade and building on the vision and leadership of the past. This remarkable organization continually inspires me, as the close-knit family of musicians, staff and supporters come together each year to produce this unique cultural experience. In my former position at Chamber Music Northwest, I collaborated with many of the artists who return year after year to Angel Fire, and I am pleased to continue this association with some of the country’s finest musicians. I look forward to leading this organization, along with Artistic Director Ida Kavafian and the Board of Directors.”

To ensure a smooth transition, Nancy Ondov and Elizabeth Harcombe will work together at the Festival’s Santa Fe office during the month of November and Elizabeth will assume the position effective December 1st. Music from Angel Fire will celebrate its 31st Season August 15 – 31, 2014, bringing the highest level of chamber music and education to the Northern New Mexico communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. The Festival’s outreach programs include a unique collaboration with area schools and the Festival’s Young Artist Program with the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia.

Shuter Library Changes

You spoke, we listened! Shuter Library is happy to announce they are no longer membership based.

Angel Fire locals and property owners may now enjoy the bulk of the library amenities free of charge.

Holiday Closures

  • November 24-30, 2013
  • December 22-25, 2013
  • January 1, 2014

Book Sale

  • December 20-22, 26-31, 2013
  • January 2-4, 2014

Ride The Sleigh!

sleighThe best way to experience the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the Enchanted Circle!

Scenic and dinner rides plus winter horseback rides daily! Reservations required. BOOK NOW!

For more information please contact Nancy Burch at 575-377-6416 or tours@rtours.com

RoadRunner Tours LTD – Since 1978
Hwy 64 Angel Fire, NM

Quarterly Chamber Membership Breakfast Meeting

All Chamber members are encouraged to attend. Enjoy free breakfast burritos, coffee and a short informative meeting.

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: 3407 Mountain View Blvd.

In the foyer of the Chamber offices.

Chamber Newsletter, Events & Updates

By Jo Mixon, Executive Director
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

SNOW… it’s what’s in the forecast! I have already had to shovel the snow off of my deck twice this year, in October! Excitement is in the air as we head into the winter season.Wax up your skis and boards, pull out your winter gear and plan to be skiing/snowboarding down the mountain at the Angel Fire Resort on Opening Day, December 13, 2013.

The Village of Angel Fire will look magical this Holiday season. Everything will be festively lit and the credit goes to the Angel Fire Beautification “Angel Fire Proud” committee. This committee and Tracy Orr, Angel Fire Village Sales and Marketing Director, together have collected $15,220 for new Holiday decorations. Seventy-six businesses and individuals are participating in this program. Tracy said, “We have collected for the following items: 41 garlands with bows (for our street lamps), 25 banners (both summer & winter), 10 lighted snowflakes, 1 lighted skier (thanks to the members and friends of the Angel Fire Chamber) and 53 wreaths.” All of the wreaths will be delivered before December 5, the date everyone is asked to light up! In coordination with this effort, the Chamber is sponsoring a Holiday Decoration Contest. Not only do we want our streets to look amazing, we’d like every business and residence in Angel Fire to join the celebration. The deadline for entering the contest is November 22, 2013.

The evening of Thursday, December 5 will be a night to remember! First, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, we’ll all meet at Village Hall for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. We’ll enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as we gather together. Immediately following, we’ll all head over to the Community Center for the Enchanted Christmas Tree Festival sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle. This annual event helps many local non-profits and charities with donations made from the tree auction. This year all of the money collected at the door will be donated to the Angel Fire Beautification committee. Appetizers will be served and “The Damn Band” will play from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Mark your November and December Calendars because you don’t want to miss any of these up-coming activities and events:

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monthly Garden Club meeting 9:30 am to Noon at the First National Bank. The theme is “Treasury of Trees”. It promises to be a fun/creative meeting. Members and guests will be decorating 7 small tabletop Christmas trees under the guidance of Debbie Dean. If you have miniature ornaments to donate, please bring them to the meeting or drop them off at the Visitor’s Center before Saturday November 9th. The trees are red, red/gold, white/silver, white/red and jewel tones. Please bring scissors and a glue gun if you have one. Refreshments begin at 9:30 am, the business meeting is from 10:00-10:30 then the decorating begins.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Quarterly Chamber Membership Breakfast – 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the foyer of Centro Plaza by the Chamber office. All Chamber members are invited to join us for free breakfast burritos and coffee and a quick informative meeting. We will also have a TRUE date set for the Chamber Christmas Party at that time.

Wednesday November 13, 2013 & Every Wednesday Until December 4, 2013

Open Dance for Couples, Shall We Dance presents Open Dance for all couples 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Elements at the Country Club for $5 per couple. These Wednesday sessions feature East Coast Swing, Waltz and Foxtrot, will conclude on December 4th with a Christmas dance. For more information, call 575-377-2443.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Blood Drive – The Rotary Club of Angel Fire is co-hosting a Blood Drive with the Angel Fire Resort. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It will take place at the Angel Fire Resort in Conference Rooms A & B on the 2nd floor. You may pre-schedule an appointment by contacting Mike Liddle at mikeliddle@live.com. or Mikayla Ortega, United Blood Services of New Mexico. 575-770-2673. Thank-you for giving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Arts n’ Carafe Art Class with Katherine McDermott at Angel Fired Pizza. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Paint a picture as you enjoy a glass of wine with your friends! $30.00 per person, Reservations are required. Call 575-377-6273 for more information.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving in Elements, Enjoy a special Thanksgiving feast 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Elements at the Country Club. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call 575-377-3055.

Saturday November 30, 2013

Calling All Flakes Festival, Help call in another great snow season! Everyone is invited to this AAFPO member social event and admission is free. First the Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard Team will be holding their annual ski swap and bake sale from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Garden Court. Then enjoy fun, food, a bouncing house and a play by the students of Eagle Nest Elementary School. A bonfire will take place on the employee parking lot after dark.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chamber Business After Hours at the Trailhead, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 48 N. Angel Fire Rd. Start the season with a Trailhead party! Food, fun, networking, and live music.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Opening Day of the Winter Season First day to ski or snowboard for the winter season.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Bundle up the family and join us at the base of the ski mountain for our annual Torchlight Parade followed by Fireworks. And keep an eye out – Santa & Mrs. Claus have been known to join in the festivities! Thanks to the Village of Angel Fire and Angel Fire Resort for sponsoring this fun event.

If I’ve forgotten an event or its not yet posted, bookmark www.angelfirechamber.org and follow our Calendar of Events.

If you are not yet a member of the Chamber of Commerce, consider joining. We’d love for you to be a part of this awesome group of area businesses and individuals!