Yesterday was the last day of summer. River rats and Parrothead wannabes, time to turn in your Tevas for a pair of hiking boots. Mountain people, better zip in that liner to your Columbia jacket, double check the rainfly on your tent and upgrade to a loftier sleeping bag. Backyard barflies, swap the margarita or mojito for darker...

Parsnippet Wendy Watkins is the owner of S'more Music, a private Suzuki piano studio in Cortez. She can be reached at 565-4129.

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