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Natural artist Painter Kathryn Ashcroft says she believes

“Art is man’s nature, nature is God’s art.” The Herald Journal

Dec. 31-Jan. 6, 2010

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Cache The Herald Journal’s

Arts & Entertainment Calendar

On the cover:

What’s inside this week


Aaron Peck’s 2010 film picks

“Lazuli Bunting” is an oil painting by Kathryn Ashcroft. See Pages 8 and 9 to read the feature story.

From the editor o you know where you’ll D be tonight when the clock hits midnight, gentle readers?

Unfortunately, I know where I’ll be: Right here at the Herald Journal, laying out the newspaper for the first day of the new year. You see, I’m usually a copy editor, but this week I’m filling in for Kim Burgess, who is taking a much-deserved vacation with her family for the holiday. Anyway, this week’s magazine is full of activities and information. If you haven’t yet figured out a New Year’s party, check out Page 3 (facing), for a couple options, and don’t forget to look at the Happenings calendar on Page 15 for other parties as well. If you’ve got lots more energy (and time) than I do, this week’s magazine is full of activities for both kids and adults. On Page 4, check out some class sessions starting this week at the Cache Valley


Center for the Arts — from ceramics and drawing to photography, magic, music and acting. This week we’ve had a lot of poetry submitted for the Cache Bulletin Board, so we’ve used both Pages 4 and 5 for your poems. Among the poems I’ve included is a song lyric by continuing contributor William P. Humphrey, (whose offer to “bribe” me with my choice of candy bars honestly didn’t influence this decision); a satirical paean about food by Logan resident Donna Burns showing just how “full” her calendar really is each year; and a poem submitted by Glenda Grindeland that she says is her response to William Humphrey’s poem in last week’s Cache. I’ve especially enjoyed reading the poetry sent in by the language arts students of local teacher Kathy Christiansen. Maybe we’ll see more art, photos and poetry from talented residents this coming year? I hope so.

— Brendon Butler Cache Magazine

(Page 4) CVCA classes to begin

Books.......................p. 13 Crossword.................p.14

(Page 6) Wellsville natural artist Kathryn Ashcroft

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pet photo of the week

This dog is available for adoption! Pet: Jessie From: Cache Humane Society Why she’s so lovable:

A beautiful tri-color fox hound mix, Jessie is quiet and well-mannered, with low energy needs. She will need a home with children older than age 8. Jessie is nervous around grabby hands of toddlers and she is NOT suited to be an outside dog. Fun, games & daily exercise would be perfect for Jessie. Off-leash training will be a must because if she catches a scent, she will wander for miles and not know it. Call CHS at 792-3920 for information.

Slow Wave

Slow Wave is created from real people’s dreams as drawn by Jesse Reklaw. Ask Jesse to draw your dream! Visit www.slowwave.com to find out how.

‘Scrap Arts Music’ ensemble reuses metal, makes music T presents ScrapArtsMusic on January 26


and 27, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ellen Eccles Theatre. ScrapArtsMusic is a Canadian quintet that tours the world, transforming their stage into an eco-friendly musical realm vibrant with ingenious creativity and positive energy. This “green” orchestra will feature five extraordinary drummers that excite the senses with intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest most inventive reuse of materials on stage today. “ScrapArtsMusic creates so much more than music in the communities they visit, they help connect audience members to their environment,” said Amanda Castillo, program director for the Cache Valley HE LOGAN ART CINEMA ple of all ages. The Antics improv Center for the Arts. “We would live will hold a New Year’s Eve comedy troupe will perform and in a very different world if everyparty starting at 8 p.m. and going there will be a live band and sparone converted trash into treasures. until midnight. The cost is $5 and is kling cider at midnight. The address This performance will inspire you a family friendly event safe for peo- is 795 N. Main St. in Logan. with its instruments and mesmerize you with its sound. It’s a dance on drums that ignites the senses. If you enjoyed Blast! or Taiko Project you will love this.” Kozak is a percussion virtuoso with a talent for welding, a commitment to recycling and energy to burn. Murdy is a designer with a passion for spectacle and a head tinue until 1 a.m. TAH PUBLIC RADIO’S “New Tickets for the evening are $100 per person, for making things happen. Together, Year’s in New York” benefit celebration Gregory Kozak and Justine Murdy of which $67 is a tax-deductible contribution and fundraiser is slated for Friday, Dec. 31. are the heart and soul of ScrapArtsto Utah Public Radio. Several dinner options, The inaugural event unfolds at the Accolade including vegetarian, are available along with Music. Led by composer-percusat Hamilton’s with an appetizer reception sionist Gregory Kozak, an inspired a dessert buffet. All proceeds from the New beginning at 7 p.m. and dinner seating at 8 instrument inventor and 21st cenYear’s Eve event will benefit UPR’s new p.m. tury Renaissance man, ScrapArtsbuilding campaign. Guests may dance to the music of Jazz Music performs original, beatsIndividual reservations will be accepted Pudding and Friends, featuring Greg Wheeler, driven music using 145+ mobile and tables for 8 to 10 people may be reserved. sculptural instruments. Each musiTodd Fallis, Brad Wright, Ryan Conger and Attire for the evening is semi-formal. Doug James and enjoy feats of magic percal invention is hand-built from Utah Public Radio is a service of Utah formed tableside by “Deceptionist” Richard recycled materials ranging from State University and a member of National Hatch. accordion parts to aluminum scraps Public Radio. A salute to 2011 will be offered at 10 p.m. and even artillery shells. These Hamilton’s Steak and Seafood is located at (New Year’s in New York) for those who beautiful sculptures produce unique 2427 N. Main St. in North Logan. want to call it an evening, with another toast sounds for which special perforTo order tickets for the event, visit the UPR mance techniques are developed, at midnight to celebrate the New Year in website (www.upr.org) or call 797-3215. Cache Valley. Music and dancing will congiving life to fresh, original com-

New Year’s at Logan Art Cinema includes improv comedy, live music T

New Year’s Eve in New York event raises funds for NPR


Submitted art

This promotional image shows members of the ScrapArtsMusic ensemble playing percussive music with found metal objects.

positions with wide-raging appeal. Objects are found at construction sites, basements, garages and metal shops in and around Vancouver. They use a lot of found objects, transformed into art by cleaning, welding and bending, giving these objects a whole new life. Don’t miss this unforgettable percussion experience when ScrapArtsMusic comes to the Ellen Eccles Theatre on Jan. 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this performance are $17-$27, with a wide variety of discounts for USU students, 50% off kids ages 5-18, & 15% of groups of 15 or more. No discounts will be available on days-of-show. Tickets for can be purchased online anytime without any additional fees at www.EllenEcclesTheatre.org or at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts Ticket Office in the Bullen Center at 43 South Main. For details call 435-752-0026 or visit www.scrapartsmusic.com.

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All mixed up

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All mixed up

Registration has begun for CVCA’s winter class lineup for something to do durA ing the winter? If so, you RE YOU LOOKING

New classes this year include music, magic and photography Class prices and times CERAMICS AT THE CENTER Jan. 3-Feb 3 AND/OR Feb. 7-March 10, 2011 Bullen Center, Ceramic Studio (43 S. Main St.) Kids classes cost $71 for 5 weeks or $106 for 10 weeks. Adults 10-week class session is $151. E.A. ART SCHOOL – Art instruction for all ages Jan. 3 – May 6, 2011 4 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per instruction hour www.jonathanribera.com or www.cachearts.org. UNICORN THEATER DRAMA CLASSES Jan 4-Feb 22, 2011 (T-TH) Bullen Center, Unicorn Theater (43 S. Main) Classes cost $40 for one child, $38 each additional sibling; CVCA members get 10 percent off Unicorn Theater registration www.unicornplays.blogspot.com or www.cachearts.org. HATCH ACADEMY OF MAGIC & MUSIC Open House/Grand Opening Jan. 22, 2011 from 2 to 5 p.m. Sleight-of-hand and violin performances by appointment. Call 435-932-0017 or email info@hatchacademy.com for details on classes or to make an appointment. THE STUDIO (PHOTOGRAPHY) Open house will be Jan. 22 (Time TBA). Contact Levi Sim at 435-757-1522 or email photo.sdesigns@gmail.com for class offerings, times and costs.

can still get registered for the winter and spring class session at the Center. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts is home to many creative disciplines and January is filled with everything you need to start the year off on the right. Ceramics classes are not just for kids — treat yourself to a relaxing 10-week adult ceramic class starting Jan. 5. Children and teenagers can sign up for five weeks or get a better deal by signing up for 10 weeks. Ceramic classes will run for 5 or 10 weeks depending on the class. Ceramic classes are geared for all ages and all skills (children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult). Looking to act your age? Unicorn Theatre creative drama winter classes start Jan. 4 and run through Feb. 22. The eight-week course explores drama from a variety of disciplines. Students develop an understanding of emotional expression while exploring the dramatic process. Come play in a nopressure environment where creativity and imagination blossom. For upcoming pillow show info, follow Unicorn Theatre’s blog: http:// www.unicornplays.blogspot. com/ E.A. ART SCHOOL is located in the Bullen Center South Studio on the second floor. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Classes are $10 per hour plus a $15 supply fee. Stop by to register in class. Everyone’s An Artist Art School strives to provide quality art instruction in a

relaxed atmosphere. They teach everything from basic to advanced drawing, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic and oil paints. For more info find E.A. Art School on Facebook or to check availability, call 435-553-9169 or email eaglaaery@yahoo.com. THE STUDIO, a center for photography and art, will be opening at the Thatcher-Young Mansion in mid January. The Studio will provide classes in photography and other opportunities for artists to gather. Watch for details about the Grand Opening. For more information contact Levi Sim at 435-

757-1522 or email photo. sdesigns@gmail.com. Visit http://SDesingsPhotography. blogspot.com for details. Many of the classes at the Center are ongoing and registration can be done at the door, visit cachearts.org for details and registration forms. All classes are held at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts at 43 S. Main St. in the Bullen Center or Thatcher-Young Mansion. Cost and registration for each class varies. For information or to check availability call (435) 752-0026. The CVCA Ticket Office is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

HE UTAH PUBLIC ART PROGRAM, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah State University, announces a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating art for the new College of Agricultural Science on the USU campus. The deadline for receipt of applications or online submissions from interested artists is 5 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2011. Information and application instructions are available at www. utahpublicart.org. All hard copy application materials should be mailed or delivered to: Jim Glenn, Utah Public Art Program, 300 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. The community-based Art Selection Committee envisions artwork that is an important

part of the inspiration and stimulus for scientific inquiry and explorative academic work at the College of Agriculture. The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art Act and is administered by the Utah Arts Council through the Division of Arts & Museums. The statute allows for 1 percent of construction costs for new or remodeled state facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 200 works have been placed in state facilities statewide. For more information and online applications on this and other projects visit www.utahpubli cart.org or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah. gov or 801-533-3585.

Are you crazy about your pet? Do you want to show him off to the world? From cats to dogs to horses to rats, Cache Magazine wants to know! Send your favorite picture of your pet, along with your name and a couple paragraphs detailing why your pet’s so darn lovable, to Cache Magazine, 75 W. 300 N., Logan, UT 84321, or e-mail it all to kburgess@ hjnews.com. Remember to tell your friends!

Self-control apps, devices a new trend By The Associated Press

as mother, cop and coach because we can’t manage our own desires? an Nainan can’t Yep, said Ann Mack, a trendtrust himself to work at watcher for the marketing his computer without clickgiant JWT Intelligence. She ing on distractions, so he named “outsourcing self-conuses an Internet-blocking trol” and “de-teching” as two program to shut down his top trends for the new year. Web access twice a day. “The thing is we’re becom“I’m sorry, but try as I might, ing more aware of these I could never, ever do this on behaviors, and as a result, my own,” said the New York we’re trying to seek help to City comedian who’s strugcircumvent some of our more gling to finish a book. “I wish base impulses,” Mack said. I could, but I just don’t have “We’re bombarded more and the discipline.” more with temptations on a Nainan’s system of two regular basis, and it’s getting 2-hour blocks is one example increasingly difficult to deal of how Americans are trying to control their impulses using with that.” Tools to cope with temptatechnology that steps in to tion are everywhere. enforce good behavior. Some car owners are volWith the new year days untarily using a technology away, many tools are now developed for convicted drunk available to help people stay drivers — ignition locks in line, including a GPSattached to in-car breathalyzenabled app that locks down ers. texting once a car gets rolling Shelley Snyder, marketing and a program that cuts off coordinator for Intoxalock, credit-card spending. Another device monitors your workout said about 1.5 percent of the company’s clients are volunand offers real-time voice tary, which includes parents feedback. imposing the setup on their Have we entered an era young drivers. in which electronics serve


AP photo

This product image courtesy of Happiness Brussels shows the Slow Down app being used on an iPhone. Slow Down alters the tempo of your music on an iPhone or iPod Touch, depending on your driving speed. Using GPS, the music slows down if you’re rocking out at the speed limit and stops altogether when you’ve exceeded it.

“I know that isn’t a lot, but it is growing at a slow, steady pace,” she said. One of Intoxalock’s competitors, Guardian Interlock Systems, said its figures are slightly higher: 5 to 7 percent

of clients are drivers volunstruck her car. tarily installing the equipment, Another app, Slow Down, with about 2 percent intended alters the tempo of your music for use by teens. depending on your driving Also gaining ground are clispeed. Using GPS, the music ents using the system permaon an iPod or iPhone slows if nently after they’ve completed a preset speed limit is exceedcourt-ordered monitoring — ed and stops completely if about 1 percent of Guardian’s you’re over the limit by more clients in 2010, compared than 10 mph. You can have with none the year before. your tunes back when you If your drunken behavior slow down. tends to cause more remorse What about other areas, like off the road than on, there’s an overspending? app for that as well. Enter MasterCard’s inConA handful — including trol program, which has a “Don’t Dial!” and “The Bad partner in the United States, Decision Blocker” — will cut Citigroup. You can set a genoff your access to phone num- eral cap and the bank cuts bers for up to 24 hours, the you off when you’ve reached former allowing you to name your spending limit, or you a friend as gatekeeper. Another can preset a monthly amount app requires the answers to for specific purchases such as math questions before allowrestaurant meals. Like most ing you to send an e-mail, the bank cards, you can also set presumption being it’s really spending alerts. hard to do math while someMack thinks a greater how impaired. awareness of how we conGeorge Distler in Orlando, sume has produced a growing Fla., developed the BlackBerawareness of the limits of selfry app NOTXT n’ Drive after control. a teacher at his daughter’s “The spotlight has definitely high school was killed when been put on that,” she said. a texting motorist — an older “We’re increasingly living one — crossed a median and in this era of mindfulness.

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Aaron Peck’s Top 10 film picks for 2010 10. “Rabbit Hole”

A tender, sweet film about a family dealing with the loss of their only son. Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman give some of the most human performances of the year. This was a heartbreaking film, which never shoved the message down your throat. Instead we follow along as we watch these two people struggle with the memories that their son is gone forever. Each of them copes in a different way. It’s beautifully paced, and works as an introspective character study that will jerk your tears right out of their ducts.

9. “how to

train your dragon”

Dreamworks is getting awfully close to matching the wonders of Pixar. If Pixar keeps heading down the road of sequels, they may find Dreamworks shadow working its way over to them. Still, Dreamworks taking over the Pixar mantel is quite far away, but “How to Train Your Dragon” was by far the second most fun animated feature released this year. It was clever, funny, daring, and altogether exciting. Those scenes of Hiccup soaring through the air on the back of Toothless were amazing to behold in theaters. Out of all these movies “How to Train Your Dragon” made me feel most like a kid again.

lions” 8.The“Four gears on this list just switched pretty fast. We go from high-flying, entertain-

ing kid-like fun to a dark comedy about a group of terrorists who are working to that one ultimate goal, becoming suicide bombers. The rag-tag band of Jihadists in “Four Lions” just has to be seen to be believed. They are equal parts moronic and scary. “Four Lions” deals with a very touchy subject, but does so in a humane, and often times hilarious, way. It’s a show not everyone will want to see, but everyone needs to see it.

The Reel Place By Aaron Peck

complaining that some of the of the year. It’s a wonderful movie might have been faked, journey into complete and staged, or manipulated. As a utter nonsense. Does Scott documentary though, “Catfish” Pilgrim’s universe have rules? excels in telling a story that Who knows. Maybe it folhas everything from comedy lows comic book rules, maybe to sadness, happiness to sheer it follows video game rules, dread. It runs you through maybe it doesn’t follow any. the gamut of emotions again Edgar Wright crafts a witty, and again. It sucks you in and bizarre, over-the-top action doesn’t let you go until the end. movie filled with dry humor and a Michael Cera performance that isn’t the usual Michael Cera performance. “winter’s



7. “Buried”

1. “inception”

story 3” 5.The“Toy best animated movie

I loved “Buried” when I saw it at Sundance, and I’ve loved it from then on. I was never sure about the whole gimmick of Ryan Reynolds being stuck in a coffin, buried underground, for the entirety of the movie, but it works. It works so well because Reynolds gives the performance of his career. To keep an entire audience riveted, all while acting in a six- foot pine box is quite the achievement. One of the best thrillers of the year for sure.

“127 hours” 6.I can’t believe how fast

Danny Boyle’s terrifyingly real film about Aron Ralston came and went. It’s being cast aside, come awards season, for other movies much faster than I was expecting. I was expecting “127 Hours” to be one of the front runners, and now, scanning across a few top ten lists here and there, it isn’t found anywhere. I for one, was riveted by Ralston’s story, how Boyle put it together, and Franco’s amazing performance.

of the year, and one of the best films of the year period. I have to admit being skeptical that Pixar was going for another sequel. They flourish with original ideas, but the “Toy Story” franchise has been sort of an enigma. A trilogy hasn’t been this consistently good, since, well I don’t know when. Trilogies usually falter here and there when the sequels bring in too many characters or water down the plot with hackneyed situations. “Toy Story 3”, however, went above and beyond the CG animation call of duty. It was an emotional adventure with characters we’ve come to know and love. It won over critics and audiences alike. In short, it’s a near perfect movie all around.

4. “catfish”

I was simply blown away by Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in “Winter’s Bone.” She’s going to be a force in the world of Hollywood actresses. I felt about her the same way I felt about Carrey Mulligan when I watched her in “An Education.” Not only is Lawrence superb here, Debra Granik’s portrayal of a bleak life in the Ozarks is something to behold. She paints together a society of people that can only be described as the Redneck Mafia. They keep to themselves, and they especially don’t talk to the cops. Watching Lawrence as Ree Dolly searching for her father across the barren Ozarkian lands was one of the best cinematic stories told this year. A tough woman trying to live in an even tougher culture.

2. “scott pil-

grim vs. the world” I was wowed by “Catfish” when I first saw it at Sundance, then the movie hit a firestorm of negative mojo. Critics

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” doesn’t seem to be making many lists. That’s okay, I have no qualms as putting it as my second favorite movie

That’s right, I’m picking Nolan’s masterpiece “Inception” as my favorite movie of the year. After “Inception” was released there were grumblings in the critical world that the movie was too manipulative in its dream sequences. It was too rigid in its dream structure. Or that the entire first half of the movie is filled to the brim with exposition. None of those matters to me, what matters to me is that for two hours I couldn’t take my eyes off of that movie screen. It was one of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences I have ever had, and I don’t say that lightly. I felt sucked into Nolan’s world. The editing is superb as it cuts back and forth through the different dream states giving us an idea of what is happening in each level. The hallway scene is brilliant. Just brilliant. What an experience! Film critic Aaron Peck has a bachelor’s degree in English from USU. He also writes for BlogCritics.org, HighDefDigest. com, and is starting up a new movie website called TheReelPlace.com. Feedback at aaronpeck46@gmail.com.


“Biutifulâ€? Rated R ★★ ½ — Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has always driven headlong into gritty depictions of pain and tragedy. With a hand-held camera and a brooding artist’s mandate, he revels in peering into the depths and brandishing his seriousness. Following the visceral triptychs “Amores Perros,â€? ‘’21 Gramsâ€? and “Babel,â€? Inarritu, for the first time, tells the story linearly. He is trained on one character: Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a kind of black-market middle man in Barcelona. He’s fatally ill, a predicament made all the more awkward because of his two young children, Ana (Hanaa Bouchaib) and Mateo (Guillermo Estrella). Their mother, Uxbal’s ex-wife (Maricel Alvarez), is manic-depressive and untrustworthy. Much of “Biutifulâ€? is Uxbal badly attempting to ready himself and those around him for his exit. Bardem, with a mane of hair and a heavy weariness, carries the otherwise contrived film entirely. A film about death is in itself a worthy undertaking, but Inarritu tries to juggle fatherhood, divorce, business ethics and ghosts. It’s mountains to heap on an actor, and remarkable that Bardem manages it so beautifully. R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use. 148 minutes.

“Blue Valentineâ€? ★★★ ½ Rated R — Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling’s marital drama is agonizing to watch yet relentlessly compelling, even illuminating, playing almost like a sober documentary rather than a narrative

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“Another Year� Rated PG-13 ★★★ — Nothing really happens in Mike Leigh’s latest — nothing extraordinary, at least. As the title suggests, the film follows the usual comings and goings, ups and downs that transpire over four seasons among a longtime happily married couple, their family and friends. And yet everything is fully realized and superbly crafted; the sense of intimacy Leigh creates as writer and director is never broken, for better and for worse. “Another Year� feels as organic and authentic as the vegetables its lead characters, husband and wife Tom and Gerri (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen), grow in a community garden. It reveals the players’ connections effortlessly, and with the

naturalistic dialogue that is among the filmmaker’s trademarks. But it can also be unrelentingly bleak, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one who’s a fan of Leigh’s work. Still, the character at the center of “Another Year,� Lesley Manville’s Mary, is a high-energy bundle of neediness and desire, constantly striving to

connect, desperate for human contact. Manville, one of many Leigh regulars in the cast, plays her as well-intentioned but self-conscious, ingratiating but jittery, sweet but passive-aggressive and clearly so, so lonely. It’s an annoying character, but Manville is so good, she makes you feel sorry for her. 129 minutes.

film. Though fictional, it is a document of sorts, a chronicle of a crumbling marriage that often feels as honest and painful as if it were a nonfiction film about real people putting each other through absolute hell. Williams and Gosling play a couple spending a night away from their young daugh-

ter in hopes of renewing their faded romantic spark. Director and cowriter Derek Cianfrance intersperses the marital scenes with lovingly nostalgic flashbacks to the start of their romance six years earlier. Williams and Gosling’s performances range from sublimely sweet in the flash-

backs to raw, ferocious and punishing in the present day. The result is a beautifully idiosyncratic portrait of a relationship that starts with the brightest of hopes and inevitably falters as the years and mileage accumulate. R for strong sexual content, language and a beating. 112 minutes.

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“True Grit� ★★★ — One of the most mainstream, crowd-pleasing films Joel and Ethan Coen have ever made. It’s sort of a screwball Western, if you will, with vivid performances and strikingly vast, picturesque vistas, the always gorgeous work of the always great Roger Deakins, the Coens’ frequent cinematographer. But it’s a minor entry from the writing-directing brothers, especially when you consider the inventiveness and strength of their canon and the close aesthetic resemblance to “No Country for Old Men,� their masterpiece. While “True Grit� is entertaining, it’s also surprisingly lacking in emotional resonance, as well as the intriguing sense of ambiguity that so often permeates Coen pic-

tures. Only toward the end does it feel like anything is at stake, but at least it’s enjoyable while you’re waiting. Hailee Steinfeld in her film debut is a revelation as Mattie Ross, the 19th-century pioneer teenager who demands vengeance for her father’s murder. She seeks help from a man she hears has true grit: one-eyed, alcoholic U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. Jeff Bridges plays the role that earned John Wayne his only Academy Award as gruff and grizzled, a lawman who’s lived a long and well-lubricated life, but who also has attained a certain Zen-like self-possession about it. Matt Damon again proves he can do anything, joining the duo on the trail as a preening Texas Ranger. PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images. 110 minutes.

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Kathryn Ashcroft works on a painting at her home in Hyde Park last week.

Natural Artist

Kathryn Ashcroft says she believes “Art is man’ s nature, nature is God’s art.”


ince the young age of 5, art has “I’m fascinated by birds,” Ashcroft said, been a part of Kathryn Ashcroft’s adding that she sees them as symbols of life. freedom and spirituality. Through the years, she has picked up She says that when painting an animal, colored pencils, oil paints and charcoals. she has one rule: “I won’t paint it unless I She’s also tried to quit creating artwork, studied it.” Ashcroft’s husband is a wildbut she never can. life photographer and she said the two of “It’s something that I can’t not do,” them spend every opportunity outdoors. Ashcroft said. “I have to do it.” There, she observes animals in the wild. The valley native, who now works “I have to know the animal before I’ll mainly with oils, is a self-taught wildlife paint it ... have to know its characteristics, artist. She paints elk, mountain lions, deer, its traits in order to paint it realistically,” horses and other animals. Birds are freshe said. quently featured in her work. Even if the Ashcroft, 49, said she never reproduces main focus is not birds, she tries to place a photo, but she does combine elements one, or at least evidence of a bird, someof different photos to create a scene she where on the canvas. likes.

The goal of painting, she said, is to “It keeps me sane,” she said. “It really have her work stir an emotional response does. If I get stressed, I can go in my from those viewing it. She also wants oth- studio and lose all track of time and I ers to see the world as she does. just unwind. I’ve got music, I’ve got my “People will tell you the sky is blue. It’s painting, I’ve got my dog laying at my not blue,” Ashcroft said. “It’s so many feet and I am just a happy camper.” different colors.” Painting is also a way for Ashcroft to She said she loves color, and she hopes capture the way she sees the world and people can observe the variety in nature, her love of nature. like the coloring of sagebrush. It isn’t Ashcroft began selling her work about just green, she said, its coloring has blues, 20 years ago. She owns Willow Valley purples and golds. Fine Art. Making a sale, she says, is just Ashcroft said she is considering adding “frosting on the cake.” more to her work, like painting a scene with animals that has a religious theme, Story by Arie Kirk rather than just wildlife. Photos by Alan Murray For Ashcroft, painting is therapeutic.

Alan Murray/Herald Journal

Kathryn Ashcroft mixes some paint as she works on a painting at her home in Hyde Park last week.

Alan Murray/Herald Journal

Kathryn Ashcroft works on a painting at her home in Hyde Park last week.

Natural Artist

Kathryn Ashcroft says she believes “Art is man’ s nature, nature is God’s art.”


ince the young age of 5, art has “I’m fascinated by birds,” Ashcroft said, been a part of Kathryn Ashcroft’s adding that she sees them as symbols of life. freedom and spirituality. Through the years, she has picked up She says that when painting an animal, colored pencils, oil paints and charcoals. she has one rule: “I won’t paint it unless I She’s also tried to quit creating artwork, studied it.” Ashcroft’s husband is a wildbut she never can. life photographer and she said the two of “It’s something that I can’t not do,” them spend every opportunity outdoors. Ashcroft said. “I have to do it.” There, she observes animals in the wild. The valley native, who now works “I have to know the animal before I’ll mainly with oils, is a self-taught wildlife paint it ... have to know its characteristics, artist. She paints elk, mountain lions, deer, its traits in order to paint it realistically,” horses and other animals. Birds are freshe said. quently featured in her work. Even if the Ashcroft, 49, said she never reproduces main focus is not birds, she tries to place a photo, but she does combine elements one, or at least evidence of a bird, someof different photos to create a scene she where on the canvas. likes.

The goal of painting, she said, is to “It keeps me sane,” she said. “It really have her work stir an emotional response does. If I get stressed, I can go in my from those viewing it. She also wants oth- studio and lose all track of time and I ers to see the world as she does. just unwind. I’ve got music, I’ve got my “People will tell you the sky is blue. It’s painting, I’ve got my dog laying at my not blue,” Ashcroft said. “It’s so many feet and I am just a happy camper.” different colors.” Painting is also a way for Ashcroft to She said she loves color, and she hopes capture the way she sees the world and people can observe the variety in nature, her love of nature. like the coloring of sagebrush. It isn’t Ashcroft began selling her work about just green, she said, its coloring has blues, 20 years ago. She owns Willow Valley purples and golds. Fine Art. Making a sale, she says, is just Ashcroft said she is considering adding “frosting on the cake.” more to her work, like painting a scene with animals that has a religious theme, Story by Arie Kirk rather than just wildlife. Photos by Alan Murray For Ashcroft, painting is therapeutic.

Alan Murray/Herald Journal

Kathryn Ashcroft mixes some paint as she works on a painting at her home in Hyde Park last week.

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The Cache Magazine Bulletin Board “An Ode to Food” by Donna Burns It started out on New Year’s Day. The smells came from the kitchen Of ham, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. That’s when I started snitchin’. There were candied sweet potatoes, okra and good old pecan pie. I ate so much of all of it, I thought that I would die. The day was filled with football games and friends came in to call. We had popcorn, cold drinks and sandwiches throughout, and, yes, I ate it all. In the middle of January there were birthdays for Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee. My diet turned to Southern soul food with a vengeance. I ate so fancy free. Groundhog Day then rolled around. We watched that little fellow Come out to see his shadow. I watched chewing on a big marshmallow. For Lincoln’s birthday we had a small party and ate Yankee dressing off a plate. It was full of chestnuts and celery.

heavy sigh. Along came St. Patrick’s Day and the food was all in greens. There was Jell-O, peas, mint cupcakes, broccoli, zucchini and lots of long green beans. On April 15th I stuffed myself due to major frustration. It seemed to be the thing. to do because of income tax invasion. Soon Easter came and — you guessed it — we had eggs boiled, baked, coddled, stuffed, and fried. Some were deviled, some were poached. My stomach hurt so bad, I cried. On May Day, sweet May Day, we had lots of cookies and punch. There were little plates of neat hors d’oeuvres just to sit and munch. On Mother’s Day she cooked for us: A big fried chicken, carrots and mashed potatoes. We ate homemade rolls, cake and ice cream. The fat pushed and strained against my clothes. For Memorial Day, we sipped cool drinks and ate lots of petitsfours. I couldn’t seem to fill the gap and begged for more and more.

I ate a lot to celebrate. Soon thereafter it was Valentine’s Day. I didn’t get any flowers. Instead I consumed all that chocolate candy. I sat and ate for hours.

Flag Day came and went and the homemade ice cream filled my gut. I didn’t get no exercise — just sat there on my ... derriere.

Washington’s birthday rolled right by next. From apples we had dumplings, cobbler, and pie. After consuming all that apple stuff, I left the table with a very

Oh Father’s Day, good Father’s Day — We ate a big old goose. Had Black Forest cake, veggies dripping with butter. I felt like a big stuffed moose.

By the Fourth of July I felt my body groan and keep on swellin’. But I faithfully watched the parade go by, chewing on hunks of watermelon. In August there were no celebrations and I tried to cut down on repasts. Though I tried and tried to diet, my enlarging body refused the fasts. OH NO! Here comes Labor Day — A long weekend to be eating. As I get dressed, I surprisingly find my belt ends won’t be meeting! I stuffed and gorged on hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, and lots of buns. I ate so much. I ate so fast. I think that weekend I gained, not pounds, but tons. I knew I was facing new holidays — Hanukkah and Yom Kipper. In friendship for my Jewish friends, I vowed to bust my zipper. On Columbus Day I ate boatloads of lasagna, fettuccine and spaghetti. All kinds of cheese and lots of bread, salad, pistachio and sauce with vermicelli. Halloween brought pumpkins and lots and lots of candy. My body stretched and swelled some more. The ache in my tummy was a real jim dandy. On Election Day we awaited the returns snacking on into the night. I ate so much my cheeks puffed out. I really was a sight!

I tried to cut down on Veteran’s Day on eating and snacking and such. But my body cried out in desperation so hard, I didn’t cut down much. Thanksgiving brought on turkey, fruit with sugar, starches and fat. Calorie upon calorie fell between my lips — Food had become my natural habitat. Oh Christmas, Happy Christmas — Soon the year would end. I had to hurry to consume all those goodies and my waistline ceased to bend! Then, at last, it was New Year’s Eve. I sat down, my resolutions to pen. I could start over all anew tomorrow and my fat body could begin to mend. BUT WAIT! Is that food I smell through the window coming from my neighbor’s dining room?? YES! The food for tomorrow is ready and I rush to meet my doom! And so, dear friends, as soon as I finish gnawing off this bone, Why don’t you just lay me down and slowly roll me home? Donna Burns lives (and eats!) in Logan, where she spends a lot of her time at Sunshine Terrace caring for her husband. We thought her poem was a humorous take on the love/hate relationship we sometimes have with food and so it would be appropriate for the holiday season.

If you Love me, come on over, I could be your four Leaf clover. I would be your good luck charm, You could hold me in your arms. I would tell you how I’m feeling, How my love for you is reeling. We could start a brand new trend, Love so true should never end. If you love me, come on over, I could be your four leaf clover. I would be your good luck charm, You could hold me in your arms. I would tell you how I’m feeling, How my heart for you is reeling. We could start a brand new trend, Love so true should never end.

“Slippery Sleddin’ Slope” by Mallory Robison Christiansen I breathe in And out Hop on And I’m off! Gliding, Spinning, Trees zooming by I feel the wind Flooding my ears. Skidding to a stop I feel the Icy Water In my face. Snow. Wiping it off I run up the Hill To go Again.

Note: This is a response to William Humphrey’s poem “My Window Pane,” published last week.

“New Year” by Terri Barnes The new year is coming, And changes are too, We make all these resolutions Of the new things we’ll do. I’ll be a better person, I’ll quit smoking too, I wont drink, ( as much) And i’ll try to endure

“The Blame” by Glenda Grindeland The rain is falling gently on my windowpane. I know we were both to blame. I sit by the kitchen window feeling sad and blue. All I can think of is how much I miss you. You did nothing wrong. I was just not strong. The heartache we caused each other, it was between us. All the heartache has broken our trust. The rainbow can be seen outside my kitchen windowpane. If you can let go of the past and forget the pain, Then I would know that we could start over again. We won’t make the same mistakes twice and there would be no beginning pain.

I am not Grass, wet Yet weak, Or a Poodle A petite Creature with twisted veins, I am strong as a bear, With a mind Of a comedian. I am not A maze, big with Many different turns. Nor am I An aged house, Abandoned. I am as tall As a tree I am a Kid.

GET YOUR STUFF PUBLISHED! The Cache Magazine Bulletin Board is a place for our local community to share, well ... anything! Send your stuff to kburgess@hjnews.com, or mail it to Cache Magazine, 75 W. 300 North, Logan, UT 84321. We’ll be waiting!

I’ll be kinder to people, Well, i’ll try real hard As long as they keep belongings , Out of my back yard. I’ll go to church on sunday. To repent of my sins And i think i’ll be fine, Until the new year begins. Making resolutions Is not what i do, Ill just try to do better, And i hope you will too Happy New Year!

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“If You Love Me” (a song) by William P. Humphrey

“The Real Me” by Katherine Nguyen

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Natalie Portman: I’m engaged! Actress to marry ‘Black Swan’ ballet choreographer Millepied By The Associated Press

Elton John Nis pregnant with her child and is engaged and partner first to Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer of “Black now parents Swan.” A publicist for Portman


By The Associated Press

confirmed Monday that the couple are engaged and IR ELTON JOHN IS holding expecting, but declined to give any further details. close a new tiny dancer. The piano man and husband David People magazine first reported the news. Furnish have become parents to a The 29-year-old actress 7-pound, 15-ounce baby boy born on and Millepied, a wellChristmas Day. regarded ballet dancer and Zachary Jackson Levon Furnishchoreographer, met durJohn was born in California via a surrogate, whose identity is being pro- ing the making of “Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky’s tected by the new parents. psychological thriller that Zachary is 62-year-old John’s first stars Portman as a ballet child with the 48-year-old Furnish. dancer. She’s been nomiThe couple married in 2005.


nated for best actress by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild. Millepied played a small on-screen role in the film as a dancer. Portman stars in Ivan Reitman’s upcoming romcom, “No Strings Attached.”

AP photo

In these film publicity images released by Fox Searchlight, Natalie Portman is shown in scenes from the film “Black Swan.” Portman has confirmed she is engaged to Benjamin Millepied, the film’s ballet choreographer.

Real-life member of family from ‘Sound of Music’ dies By the Associated Press

a member of the musiA cal family whose escape from


Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, a longtime friend said Wednesday. Von Trapp, 97, died Tuesday at a hospice in the Baltimore suburb of Towson after suffering congestive heart failure in November, said Mary Louise Kane. Kane and von Trapp AP photo In a 1946 photo provided by Lindstrom Literary Management, The lived together for five decades Trapp Family Singers, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music,” are and ran a kindergarten at the shown rehearsing. Agathe von Trapp, second from left, died Tuesday, Sacred Heart Catholic parish in nearby Glyndon until 1993. Dec. 28, 2010, in a suburban Baltimore hospice at age 97. Von Trapp was the oldest From left to right: Eleonore, Agathe, young Maria, Georg von Trapp, Johanna, Martina, Hedwig, Maria, and Johannes (standing). daughter of Austrian naval Capt. Werner is playing the viola da gamba and Father Franz Wasner is Georg Ritter von Trapp. His on the spinet (seated). seven children by his first wife,

Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, it because of the way they porwere the basis for the singing trayed him,” Kane said. “She family in the 1959 play and said that if it had been about 1965 film, which won the Oscar another family she would have for best picture. loved it.” The widowed captain had Von Trapp wrote her memoir, three more children with his “Memories Before and After The second wife, Maria Augusta Sound of Music,” published in Kutschera. They performed September by Harper, to set the together as the Trapp Family record straight, Kane said. Singers. Johannes von Trapp, the Agathe, a guitarist, was repre- youngest of the children, said sented in the film by 16-goingAgathe was a private person on-17 Liesl, played by Charmwho was a talented sketch artist. ian Carr. But Agathe was far He said she will be buried in more reserved than the outgoing the spring at a cemetery at the Liesl, Kane said. Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont. Although Agathe admired the Agathe’s death leaves four movie, she felt it misrepresentmembers of the Trapp Family ed her father as too strict and Singers: Maria von Trapp, 96; not as the loving, caring parent Rosmarie von Trapp, 81; Elehe was, Kane said. onore “Lorli” von Trapp Camp“She cried when she first saw bell, 79; and Johannes, 71.

Koontz in fine form with Judge sets bail for author ‘What the Night Knows’ of pedophilia how-to guide By The Associated Press


Night Knows’ (Bantam, $28), by Dean Koontz: Dean Koontz, one of the suspense giants, has written one of his best horror novels in years. Koontz has been hit and miss lately, but he’s back in fine form with “What the Night Knows.” Over two decades ago, a madman stalked families, and his horrific crimes terrified various neighborhoods until he picked the wrong house. Teenager John Calvino came home unexpectedly and killed the intruder, leaving him the sole survivor. Over 20 years later, Calvino is a homicide detective with a family of his own — and a secret that haunts him. The murders are happening again, and the killer is using the same methods from

the earlier crimes. Calvino realizes that he and his family are in danger. What he never told anyone about that fateful night so long ago were the dying words of the killer, who promised to come back from the grave when Calvino had a family and then eliminate all of them. The idea of a ghost coming back to wreck vengeance and haunt someone isn’t new, but Koontz puts a spin on it that makes “What theNight Knows” so compelling, terrifying and fresh. Focusing the narrative on Calvino and his fear — and shifting away from the killer and his motives — tightens the pace and makes it all too surprising when the climax comes. “What the Night Knows” is true terror in print, and it will be interesting to see if the movie that likely follows will be half as good.

By The Associated Press

dealing here is mere words. There are no images in the book.” But Kirkland said the judge who JUDGE SET BAIL AT $15,000 signed the arrest warrant had already Wednesday for a Colorado man found probable cause and he could not who wrote a how-to guide for pedooverride that decision. philes. The self-published book — “The Phillip Greaves of Pueblo is charged Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleawith violating the state’s sure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct” obscenity law, a third— caused a flap when it showed up degree felony that could on Amazon in November. It was later land him in prison for five removed from the site. years. Greaves, who has no criminal record, The 47-year-old was writes in the book that pedophiles are arrested Monday in misunderstood, as the word literally Colorado, but Polk County means to love a child. He adds it is only Sheriff Grady Judd claims Greaves a crime to act on sexual impulses toward jurisdiction in the case because Greaves children, and offers advice that purportsold and mailed a copy of his book to edly allows pedophiles to abide by the undercover deputies in Florida who had law. requested a copy. Judd said he was incensed when he Court-appointed public defender Francis Solorzano, assigned because Greaves heard about the book and that no one had arrested Greaves for selling it. The could not afford an attorney, first asked book, Judd said, included first-person Judge John Kirkland to drop the case. descriptions of sexual encounters, pur“Any finding of probable cause would portedly written from a child’s point of tend to have a chilling effect on free view. speech,” Solorzano said. “What we’re


* This week’s New York Times Best-seller List * HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Dead Or Alive” by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood 2. “The Confession” by John Grisham 3. “The Girl .... The Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson 4. “Crossfire” by James Patterson 5. “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. “Inside of a Dog” by Alexandra Horowitz 2. “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert 3. “Just Kids” by Patti Smith 4. “Three Cups Of Tea” by Greg Mortenson 5. “What The Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell

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Publisher confirms WikiLeaks book deal By The Associated Press

Knopf Inc. has confirmed P striking a book deal with Julian


Keep your reading list updated

at www.nytimes.com/pages/books/ HARDCOVER ADVICE 1. “The 4-hour Body” by Timothy Ferriss 2. “Barefoot Contessa” by Ina Garten 3. “Guinness World Records 2011” edited by C. Glenday 4. “Straight Talk, No Chaser” by Steve Harvey and D. Miller 5.“Kardashian Konfidential” by the Kardashians

CHILDREN’S PAPERBACK BOOKS 1. “The Book Thief ” by Markus Zusak 2. “Witch And Wizard” by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet 3. “Pinkalicious And The Pink Drink” written and illustrated by Victoria Kann 4. “Fallen” by Lauren Kate 5. “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean

Assange that the WikiLeaks founder says could be worth more than $1 million. A spokesman for the New York publishing house says that “a principle agreement is in place” and that Assange is due to hand in a manuscript sometime in 2011. The book’s publication date is yet to be determined. Assange told The Sunday Times newspaper that he was forced into writing the book by financial pressures largely linked to his legal fight to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he

AP photo

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, speaks to members of the media as he leaves a police station in Beccles, England, after complying with his bail conditions, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.

faces sex crimes allegations. Assange told the paper he would received $800,000 from Knopf, with another $500,000 from U.K. publisher Canongate.

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by Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Magical mixture 7. Horrible 14. Chicken 20. “To do” list 21. Dawns 22. Flourish 23. “As God is my witness, ___” Gone With the Wind (1939) 26. Instant 27. At a future time 28. Head start 29. Dinner sides 30. Fragrance 33. Loxodromes 37. Reunion group 39. It’s a free country 41. Scratch the surface of 42. ___ breath 44. P.I., e.g. 47. The Wizard of Oz (1939) 54. Near the sun 55. Coastal feature 56. 100% 57. Baltic capital 58. Prefix with European 60. More than plump 63. 24-karat 64. Related maternally 66. Carry on 69. 1960 Olympics site 71. The Godfather, Part II (1974) 80. Rude person 81. White hat wearer 82. Hindu life force

83. “Or ___!” 87. African antelope 89. Spanish appetizer 93. Cuckoopint, e.g. 94. Bambino watcher 96. Moisten 99. Backside 101. On the Waterfront (1952) 105. Young sheep 106. Debaucher 107. Bigwig 108. “I told you so!” 109. Originated 110. Go-getter 113. River feature 117. Lifeless, old-style 120. Mimic 123. Long period 125. Yang’s counterpart 126. White Heat (1949) 133. Hired killer 134. Salted roe 135. Leave 136. Take offense at 137. Voter 138. Rags Down 1. Indian coin 2. Leering one 3. Public utility 4. Vacation spot 5. Lyric poem 6. Blue shade 7. Country great, first name 8. Busy airport

Answers from last week

9. Live 10. Scale note 11. Some test answers 12. Come down 13. Burglar 14. Dump 15. Party game 16. About 1% of the atmosphere 17. Iranian coin 18. Demonic 19. Scout groups 24. Suffix with pamphlet 25. Thigh muscles, e.g. 31. Chloride, old style 32. Sailing 34. Masked man? 35. Bamako is its capital 36. Stuff in a muffin 38. 100 qintars 40. Saclike structures 42. Auntie ___ 43. Every other 44. Medicinal balsam 45. Mideast ruler 46. Surrender 47. Cast 48. “Die Lorelei” poet 49. Composer of choral and orchestral works 50. Palindromic girl’s name 51. Hackneyed 52. Cover 53. Bounce 59. Miner’s find 61. Former French coin 62. Type widths 65. Diminish 67. Game keeper? 68. Most recent 70. Particularly: abbr. 72. It’s not free of charge 73. Gentile

74. Covetous 75. Back of the boat 76. Neophyte 77. Like cornstalks 78. Habituate 79. Worse, as excuses go 83. Release 84. Spike 85. Urban haze 86. It’ll never get off the ground 88. Look like a wolf 90. Commotion 91. Confident solver’s tool

92. ___ and sciences 95. German shepherd 97. It’s a sin 98. English writer John Barrington 100. Critic Rex 102. Hoover is one 103. First-stringers 104. Tax pro, for short 109. ___ fraiche 110. Horde 111. Gauge 112. “How exciting!” 114. Ancient harps

115. Diacritical mark 116. Much of Chile 117. Mideast chief: Var. 118. Defensive spray 119. Lofty lines 121. Horse’s motion 122. List-shortening abbr. 124. Egg holder 127. Cable inits. 128. Snap 129. Feedbag morsel 130. Not to 131. Itty-bitty 132. Sweet potato cousin

Calendar Friday The Logan Art Cinema will hold a New Year’s Eve party starting at 8 p.m. and going until midnight. The cost is $5 and is a family friendly event safe for people of all ages. The Antics improv comedy troupe will perform and there will be a live band and sparkling cider at midnight. The address is 795 N. Main St. in Logan. Iron Gate Grill will hold a New Year’s Eve party at 155 Church St. in Logan, featuring live cover band Troma Health Club, a fire dance show

and a DJ with dance floor and free party favors. The all-ages show will include televised coverage of New York’s Times Square and a “sparkling toast” at midnight. Dining and drinking available on request. The show starts at 9 p.m., admission is $8. Call 435.752.5260 for information. New performing artists “The Backup Plan” will perform at 6 p.m. on New Years Eve at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. No cover charge, although tips are encouraged. Pier 49 is located on 1200 South, across the street north of

Maceys, near Stadium 8. Cache Valley Singles will hold a New Year’s Paradise Cruise Line Themed Party on Dec. 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at 340 W. 700 South in Logan (Across from Willow Park). Come have fun bringing in the New Year in fashion. Enjoy short shore exertions, a food buffet, dancing, games and tons of fun! The Westernaires Country Band will be celebrating in the new year with western music and dancing on Friday, Dec. 31, at Pioneer Valley

Friday Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. Selection of hor d’oeuvres offered. Free. For more information, call 792-0353. The Egyptian Theatre will say goodbye 2010 and hello 1968. “Imagine - Remembering the Fab Four” brings back the music of The Beatles to Park City on Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and 2. With the band’s convincing accents, costumes and signature Beatles wit it won’t be hard to imagine that you’re back in the 1960’s experiencing a live Beatles concert for the first time. Shows will start at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door for reserved theatre seating and $30 in advance, $35 at the door for reserved cabaret table seating. Call 435-649-9371 or visit www. parkcityshows.com to purchase tickets. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York Style with Utah Public Radio at Hamiltons restaraurant’s Accolade. Events start at 7 p.m., with dinner seating at 8. Guests may dance to the music of Jazz Pudding and Friends and enjoy feats of magic performed tableside by “Deceptionist” Richard Hatch. Music and dancing will continue until 1 a.m. Tickets for the evening are $100 per person, of which $67 is a tax-deductible contribution to Utah Public Radio. To order tickets for the event online, visit the Utah Public Radio website (http://www.upr.org/) or call the radio station at 435-797-3215.

Monday The Cache Valley Retired School Employees Association will meet Monday, Jan. 3, at the Copper Mill Restaurant, at 1 p.m. The program will be a presentation of cowboy poetry and music by Larry Slade. All retired school employees in the valley are invited to attend. Reservations are necessary. If you plan on attending, please call Diane Esplin at 563-6412.

Tuesday The Cache Carvers Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Cache Senior Center, located at 236 N. 100 East in Logan, Utah. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Roger Lincoln, Cache Carvers president, at (435) 563-6032. Chair Yoga, a class for balance, health and strengthening muscles, starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Cache Senior Citizen’s Center, with lunch at noon and game day at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday The Cache Senior Center will feature Laura Berg singing after lunch at 12:30, with lunch beginning at noon.

Nordic United and its partners have begun grooming Green Canyon for cross country skiing. Please check the website for a grooming schedule. Bring your family, friends and dogs for an outdoor adventure any time! http://www.nordicunited.org.

Music for the Small and Tall, winter’s session Playing with Snow, starts Jan. 5, 2011. There are a total of 8 classes offered and tuition is $48. All classes are held at the Book Table on Wednesday and include a Babies and Tots class at 10:15, a family class at 11 a.m., and a preschool class at 11:45. For more information, contact Ewa Wilczynski at 755-0853 or e-mail at music4st@comcast.net, or Web page http://sites.google. com/site/music4st.

The World of Puppetry Museum will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West in Brigham City. Free activities include puppet history tours and demonstrations, puppet-making and puppet play, a “Punch & Judy” show at 3 p.m., and puppet story time at 4 p.m. The Museum is open the first and third Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. or by appointment for groups. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 435.723.0740 for more information.

Stokes Nature Center will host Wild Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. January’s theme is snowshoes. Participants will get a lesson in snowshoeing and have an opportunity to borrow a pair to explore the River Trail. They will also learn about the history of these useful tools and discover some native animal that use the same technology. Wild Wednesday is a free program for all ages held the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, call 435755-3239 or visit www.logannature.org.

The Cache Senior Center will hold a Fit Over 60 class at 10:30 for all seniors, a fun class for health and weight management. Lunch at noon.

The Cache Senior Center will be working on the craft fair for 2011. A light lunch will be served for those who help.


Coming up The Eccles Ice Center’s next session of Learn to Skate begins Jan 4, Jan. 6 and Jan. 8. The six-week session costs $45 including skates with a family discount available. There are classes for all ages and abilities. The Eccles Ice Center is located at 2825 N. 200 East, North Logan. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures is offering adaptive skiing starting in January. Included are ski equipment, instruction and transportation to Beaver Mountain. We work with participants with blindness/low vision, physical and cognitive disabilities. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures needs dedicated volunteers to help. If interested we will need volunteers on weekdays and Saturdays for skiing and snow shoeing. For more information about skiing and rates call 713-0288 or e-mail www.Carey@cgadventures.org.

Ongoing events Take a historical journey through an exhibition of Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art permanent collection highlighting different themes of art from Post Surrealism to Postmodernism, at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, 650 N. 1100 East in Logan, or check the website at www.artmuseum.usu.edu. Dog training classes will now be held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Cache Humane Society shelter, located at 2370 W. 200 North. This class is mandatory for dog volunteers that joined CHS before December. We will discuss how to train shelter dogs basic obedience skills like sit, down, stay; all without punishment or pushing. You must register for the class as space is limited. Please contact Marcia Robinson at marciacachehumane@gmail.com and confirm the month and day you are interested in. Stokes Nature Center presents the History & Lore of Logan Canyon tour and podcast. The podcast series consists of 15 audio recordings of different stories about historic sites and legends of Logan Canyon, each linked to a specific site in the canyon. The first podcast in the History & Lore of Logan Canyon podcast series is now available! Visit www.logannature.org to listen online or download. For the rest of the series, one podcast will be released each week beginning Jan. 3, 2011. The full 15-podcast series will be out by spring 2011. At this time, you will be able to take the full tour, traveling through Logan Canyon learning about its amazing history and fascinating lore at specific stopping

points along the way. This program has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. For more information, call 435-755-3239 or visit www.logannature.org. The Utah State Courts is offering a free class each month for children 9- to -12-years old whose parents have filed for divorce or whose parents are divorced. There is no charge to attend the class, which is offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at the Cache County Courthouse, 135 N. 100 West. For more information, call 750-1300 or go to www.utcourts.gov and click on Divorce Education Classes. The Eccles Ice Center offers Family Night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays at the center, 2825 N. 200 East, North Logan. Up to eight people can skate for $30, including skates. Call 752-1170 for an updated, daily schedule as times are subject to change. For more information, call 787-2288. Sunshine Terrace Wellness Center and BRAG are offering “Mighty Me” workshops on brain health from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at SST Wellness Center, 209 W. 300 North. Classes are free of charge. Call Allison at 713-1468 or the Wellness Center at 752-9321 with any questions. A weekly Peace Vigil is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Fridays on the east side of Main Street between Center St. and 100 North. For more information, e-mail info@ loganpeace.org or call 755-5137. Ye Olde Tyme Quilters meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at OPTIONS for Independence, 1095 N. Main St. Lunch will follow. Prices will vary. For more information or to schedule free transportation, contact Royella at 753-5353 ext 105. The Post-Mormon Community’s Cache Valley chapter meets every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. is a non-sectarian organization of individuals and families who have left Mormonism. The Cache Valley chapter meets for dinner and socializing at a local restaurant, every Sunday evening at 6:30 PM. We welcome newcomers! For more information call Jeff at 770-4263, or go to our website at, www. postmormon.org/logan. The Knotty Knitters meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Senior Citizens Center. Come in through the South Doors by the Dining Room. Come knit, crochet, or spin. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.

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