Biz buzz:
Frozen gems at Ice on the Avenue

       “Ice” is a slang word for diamonds. So it could be said that ice was embedded in ice as the public part of a promotion Jan. 17-18 by Old Colorado City's All That Glitters jewelry store during the Ice on the Avenue event.
       The frozen gems consisted of two diamond earrings and a diamond pendant. They were inside the 300-pound block of ice that was sculpted for the store.
       For the promotion, All That Glitters promised to give the jewelry to whoever could peer into the sculpture - slowly melting in mid-60-degree temperatures - and correctly guess the total appraised value of the pieces. Out of several hundred guesses, the lucky winner was Will Wright of Monument, who came the closest to the exact amount of $1,227.68, said Carol Falls of All That Glitters.
       The Crafty Cow is the name of a leather-goods store that recently opened at 2506 W. Colorado Ave.
       Owners Joe and Patricia White have experience in leather-working going back 43 years - she starting, as a hobby at first, in 1966 and he joining her in 1974. The two met while in the Air Force.
       The Crafty Cow specializes in hand-made items, including belts, purses and wallets. Custom orders are also taken.
       The store is open Wednesday to Sunday now and will go to daily in the summer, the owners said.
       The phone is 460-5570.
       Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St., will hold a “Dog Wash-A-Thon” Friday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with proceeds to benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. For more information, call 264-6460.
       Girl Scout Troop 609, whose six members live on the Westside and have volunteered with Silver Key Senior Services' Meals on Wheels, are participating in the annual Scouts' cookie sale, which will continue through March 1.
       For more information, call 510-7885.

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