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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: cache valley

SUMMER FUN GUIDE malouf encourages community to

STAY ON WATCH positive

PARENTING cache valley hospital and doctors step up to

CHANGE A LIFE

AN AUTHENTIC

Tongan Experience Pauni Island Grill offers catering, food truck, and new restaurant


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Best of Cache Valley Awards 2019 C AT E G O R Y

Best of Cache Valley

2019

Cache Valley Family Magazine invites you to nominate your favorite local establishments for the 2019 Best of Cache Valley Awards. This is your chance to celebrate the best businesses and services in our community. Voting is open May 20 through August 2. Winners will be announced in the Fall 2019 issue of Cache Valley Family Magazine.

Publisher & Editor in Chief EMILY BUCKLEY Copy Editor TARA BONE Photography HEATHER PALMER AND MANDY BAGLEY Social Media & Design THE BLOOM DESIGN COMPANY Website Design KITE MEDIA

Outstanding Service Award

Best Summer Camp

Best Breakfast

Best Sports Camp

Best Lunch

Best Children's Play Place

Best Dinner

Best Preschool

Best Burger

Best Childcare Center

Best Fast Food

Best Pet Care

Best Pizza

Best Sporting Goods Store

Best Dessert

Best Realtor

Best Ethnic Food

Best Home Builder

Best Bakery

Best Home Repair/Home Service

Best Ice Cream Shop

Best Carpet Cleaner

Best Salon/Spa

Best Auto Service

Best Health and Fitness Center

Best Car Sales

Best Gymnastics/Tumbling Program

Best Family Photographer

Best Dance Studio

Best Children's Photographer

Best Event Venue

Best Wedding Photographer

Best Caterer

Best Little Kid Entertainment

Best Grocery Store

Best Big Kid Entertainment

Best Pediatrician

Best Birthday Party Venue

Best Family Doctor

Best Rainy-Day Fun

Best Dentist

Best Adult Apparel

Best Pediatric Dentist

Best Home Decor

Best Orthodontist

Best Children’s Store

Best Obstetrician

Best Furniture Store

Best Chiropractor

Best Annual Local Event

Best Family Entertainment

Best Customer Service: Dining

Best Date Night Venue

Best Customer Service: Retail

Contributing Writers MARK ANDERSON RORY ANDERSON TARA BONE EMILY BUCKLEY CACHE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CACHE VALLEY HOSPITAL ANGIE CHANDLER SHERELLE CHRISTENSEN MICHAEL COLE, OD DISCOUNT TIRE CAMI GRAHAM JENNY HATCH EMILY JEWKES JENNY MATHEWS EMILY MERKLEY TROY OLDHAM FRANK SCHOFIELD SPENCE'S PHARMACY STERLING URGENT CARE WIL WOOD

Cache Valley Family Magazine is a free, trusted resource designed to inform, serve, and enrich local parents and families throughout Cache Valley. Material in this publication is copyright 2019, Cache Valley Family Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission of the publisher is prohibited. The views expressed in the magazine are the views of the writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Please send all editorial correspondence to info@cachevalleyfamilymagazine.com or by mail to PO Box 6831, North Logan, UT 84341. All correspondence is sent on a non-confidential basis and Cache Valley Family Magazine shall be free to reproduce, publish, edit and/or use any such communications. All materials become property of Cache Valley Family Magazine.

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P. 22 • Mom Needs a Day Off

P. 40 • The Taste of Summer

P. 24 • Two Surgeons, Two Club Feet

P. 41 • Natural Ways to Manage

Corrected, One Life Dramatically Changed

Allergies

P. 26 • Top Five Favorite Summer

Picks for 2019

P. 6 • Safe, Fun in the Sun for Everyone

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HEALTHY FAMILIES • Genetic

Testing: Information is Power

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FAMILY BUDGET • Save Thousands by

Shopping for Your Mortgage

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FAMILY MATTERS • Your Go-To

Cache Valley Summer Guide P. 14 • Vision Fatigue and Headaches

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COVER STORY • Pauni Island Grill:

An Authentic Tongan Experience

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SAFE FAMILIES • Hot Car Danger P. 44 • 2019 Parade and Festival

Roundup

P. 30 • Parenting in a Positive Way

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EDUCATION UPDATE

Cache County School District: Summertime Learning Logan City School District: Building SelfEfficacy in Children

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GOOD NEIGHBORS • No Time Like

the Present

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DIY TIDBITS • Natural Wood Plant

Markers

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE • Malouf

Strives to Establish a Community On Watch P. 48 • Breaking Down the Barriers of

Addiction Recovery Treatment

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P. 50 • Four Tips to Keep Kids Safe In

and Around Water

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FIT FAMILIES • Race Events Benefit

Entire Community

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FROM THE FARMER'S WIFE •

Raspberry Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze

KIDS TEST KITCHEN • Healthy Juice

and Smoothies

P. 20 • Save a Tree: How to Bring a

Broken Tree Back from the Grave

P. 38 • Elementary Students

Experience Creative Journey

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SUMMER CLASSES & CAMPS GUIDE


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Safe, Fun in the Sun for Everyone COURTESY OF

THERE IS SOMETHING therapeutic about the sun's warming effect on the body and soul after a long winter. As we enjoy this time of year, though, please keep in mind the lasting effects and potential hazards of being in the sun too long. Sometimes there is a misunderstanding that as long as we are not burning, and there's no immediate pain, that we are safe, but this is not the case. While sunscreen is important and helpful, research shows that it does not completely guard against the long-term damaging effects of sun exposure. Even if you are not burning or hurting, there is still significant exposure to ultraviolet light, and it is imperative to cover up or find shade. Follow these sun-safety tips to help keep your skin healthy: • Seek shade, especially during midday hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March through October, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., November through February). Umbrellas, trees, or other

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shelters can provide relief from the sun. • Be extra careful around surfaces that reflect the sun’s rays, like snow, sand, water, and concrete. • Wear sun protection gear, like a hat with a wide brim and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts and other eye problems. Wrap-around sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection by blocking UV rays from the side. • Wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants or a long skirt for additional protection when possible. If that’s not practical, try wearing a T-shirt or a beach cover-up. • Apply a thick layer of broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher at least 15 minutes before going outside, even on cloudy or overcast days. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off. Have fun this summer, make lasting memories, and protect your skin — it's important!


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HEALTHY FAMILIES

Genetic Testing: Information is Power WR I T T E N BY

EMILY BUCKLELY editor in chief

THERE ARE MANY different types of genetic tests. Results can be used to diagnose disease, identify gene changes responsible for alreadydiagnosed diseases, determine the severity of a disease, guide physicians in medication and treatment decisions, identify risks of developing a disease, identify gene changes that could be passed on to children, and to screen babies for specific treatable conditions. According to David Kirkman, M.D., OB/GYN at the Cache Valley Women’s Center, the science of genetic testing is being improved rapidly, and although genetic test results can be difficult to understand, specialists can determine what the results could mean for you and your blood relatives.

Diagnostic testing

Diagnostic testing is used to diagnose or confirm

diagnoses of specific diseases. Diagnostic tests can be performed before birth or at any time throughout life. The results of a diagnostic test may help you make choices about how to treat or manage your health.

Predictive testing

Predictive testing can determine whether a person could develop a genetic disorder before symptoms appear. These tests can benefit people who have a family history of a genetic disorder and aid in making decisions about frequency and types of screenings to have done. “Recommendations about what genetic tests would be beneficial for you are often based on your family history,” Dr. Kirkman said. For example, testing for BRCA mutations, which can cause breast cancer, is recommended for anyone with two second-degree

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relatives or one first-degree relative who was diagnosed with breast cancer prior to going through menopause.”

doctor know what to watch for and help catch things sooner, which dramatically helps in the ability to treat disease,” Dr. Kirkman said.

example, carrier gene testing can make you aware of the risks and help you and your blood relatives make lifestyle choices,” Dr. Kirkman said.

According to The National Cancer Institute, about 12 percent of women in the general population will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. Conversely, it is estimated that about 72 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 mutation and about 69 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 80.

Carrier testing

Prenatal testing

“Knowing your risk will help you and your

Carrier testing is used to find people who ‘carry’ a copy of a gene mutation. Carriers may show no signs, but when two copies are present a genetic disorder occurs. Carriers can pass on the mutation to their children, who may develop the disease or become carriers themselves. “If you’ve experienced symptoms, like cardiac arrest caused by longed QT syndrome, for

Prenatal testing is offered during pregnancy to help identify fetuses that have certain diseases. “Many people don’t understand the value of these tests, because they say the results wouldn’t change anything,” Dr. Kirkman said. “But mothers can make proactive decisions on treatment, where to deliver their baby, or the quality of life they will be able to provide their child, based on the results. At the very least you can heighten awareness and catch things earlier.”

Newborn screenings

Newborn screenings are used to test babies shortly after birth to see if they have certain diseases, like phenylketonuria or congenital hypothyroidism, known to cause problems with health and development.

Pharmacogenomic testing

Pharmacogenomic testing gives information about how certain medicines are processed by an individual's body. This type of testing can help your physician choose medicines that work best with your genetic makeup. “Research on this kind of testing is developing quickly and can help prevent a lot of trial and error when it comes to deciding what medications will best help patients,” Dr. Kirkman said. “There are a lot of tests for a lot of different things,” Dr. Kirkman said. “It is important to know our family history and talk to your doc. Information is power and can be very helpful — from treatment and screening planning to lifestyle choices and avoidances.”

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PEOPLE SEARCH ENDLESSLY for the best price on flights and hotel rooms before traveling, read the grocery ads looking for the best price on soda, and drive out of their way to save a few cents per a gallon on gasoline. But for some reason, when it comes to getting a home mortgage, the idea of shopping around might not even cross their minds. Why? When you buy a home, you’re committing to one of the biggest expenditures of your life. You’ll have your mortgage payment for 15, 20, or 30 years, so it’s smart to shop around to find the best mortgage lender out there. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau surveyed 5,000 home purchasers a few years ago and found that nearly half of all buyers didn’t even “seriously consider” more than one lender, and 77 percent applied to only one. Every bank or broker is different and has different rates and fees offered. Having the right rate for you can cost or save you thousands of dollars. In fact, according to research from Freddie Mac, the average borrower could save $1,500 upfront just by getting one extra rate quote when applying for their mortgage, and save $3000 or more if they get five quotes, plus potentially thousands more over the life of the loan.

Here are four tips to help you shop for the best mortgage lender: 1. Get your credit score in shape. The higher your credit score, the better rate you’ll get. You do not need to have your credit pulled until you are sure you want to proceed, however knowing this plays a big role in the rates and costs associated with your mortgage. You can typically lock a rate for about 30 days. 2. Know you have options. Credit unions, mortgage bankers, correspondent lenders, savings and loans, and mutual savings banks are all options for lenders. You’ll want to consider each of their overhead costs, which will likely be passed on to their customers. Also read customer reviews about their services. Many realtors may tell you they have a good relationship with a specific lender, but the benefits may only come back to them. Do your research and know you have options. 3. Get pre-approved for your mortgage. Boost your chances of having your offer accepted when bidding against other buyers by getting preapproved. This shows that you are a serious buyer and will also save you time later when it comes times to process your loan. 4. Consider the fees and ask the right questions. Find out about requirements and fees,

including costs beyond principal and interest payments. Fees to consider, and that can vary greatly, include origination fees, administrative fees, underwriting fees, and even appraisal fees. Ask your potential lenders what their fees are, so you can be sure you are getting the very rates and lowest fees you can on your purchase or refinance. When shopping for a mortgage lender, compare closing costs at the same mortgage rate on the same day.

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FAMILY MATTERS

Your Go-To Cache Valley Summer Guide TARA BONE contributing writer

W RI T T E N BY

TO HELP YOU make the most of the summer sun while it lasts, the following lists are full of summer activities available in Cache Valley. An elaborate vacation far from home isn’t necessary to make summer memories. There are free and budget-friendly activities happening right here in our beautiful communities.

Local Activities and Events

Remember, summer fun doesn’t always mean a “formal event” or camp. Sometimes slip-n-slides and water balloons do the trick, so, also included are favorite everyday summer pastimes shared by local parents. Hopefully, this will get your summer creative juices flowing.

Park Hopping — Pack a picnic and discover which Valley park is your family favorite, from Smithfield’s Mack park with horseshoe pits and biking spots to Hyrum’s Canyon Park, located 7 miles up Black Smith Fork Canyon with hiking trails along the way. Discover splash pads, volleyball courts, and Frisbee golf courses galore.

Grab your sunglasses, rip these pages out to use as a guide, and soak in every last ray of sunshine before it slips away! We want to hear from you! What are your favorite summer activities in Cache Valley? Post them on Instagram and tag @cachevalleyfamilymag.

North Logan Cemetery Memorial Day Program — May 27, 11 a.m. to Noon at 2500 North 2000 East. Free and open to public, the event includes a veteran speaker, bag pipe music, and refreshments.

Summer Reading Program — Celebrate the 50year anniversary of the moon landing with your local library, signup for “A Universe of Stories.” Some libraries feature children, teen, and even adult summer activities.

Hike — Get the AllTrails app or visit alltrails.com to explore the surrounding mountains. Favorites: • Wind Caves or Witch’s Castle in Logan Canyon • One of the First Dam trails, at the mouth of Logan Canyon: Canyon Road, Highline, Bonneville Shoreline, Canyon Gateway, or Ray Hugie Hydro Park • Mendon Peak Trail in Mendon • Old Juniper Trail in Logan Canyon Bike — Get the Trailforks app or visit trailforks.com for local mountain biking trails. Favorites from the folks at Joy Ride Bicycles in North Logan: • River Trail through Logan Golf Course • Lundstrom Park Path • Green Canyon Trail Geocaching — Find over 650 treasures hidden throughout Cache Valley. Register at geocaching.com.


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Historic Exploring — Discover Cache Valley’s past; go to the Cache Valley Visitor’s Bureau to pick up a copy of the Historic Barns of Northern Utah: A Self-Guided Driving Tour. Local Competitive Men’s Baseball Games — Community teams include Smithfield Blue Sox, Logan Royals, Providence Wolverines, and the Hyrum Hornets. Pick up schedules at city websites/offices. Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) — Free and open to public. Family art day is the second Saturday of each month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Explore the Utah State campus with the NEHMA sculpture walk, checkout all 35 sculptures, and end with Aggie Ice Cream! artmuseum.usu.edu Golden Spike National Historic Site — Located in Promontory, over an hour drive from Logan. The site is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the driving of the last spike of the Transcontinental Railroad. Activities throughout the season. nps.gov/gosp USU’s Museum of Anthropology —

Free family Saturday events 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. anthromuseum.usu.edu

Summer camps: Youth fly fishing and hiking. logannature.org

Hyrum Museum — Free and interactive exhibits. Group tours available and free family movie nights at historic Elite Hall. hyrumcitymuseum.org

Bear River Bird Refuge — Bring a bird guide and binoculars for this free adventure. fws.gov

Four Seasons Theatre Company’s Little Mermaid — Happening in June, this family-focused and budget-friendly production promises to be full of magic. fourseasonsthreatre.org

Cherry Peak Resort — Redneck waterslide, mountain biking, Frisbee golf, and summer concert series. skicherrypeak.com

Community celebrations and parades all summer — See the 2019 parade and festival roundup on page 44 of this issue.

Little Bear Bottoms — Redneck waterslide: perfect for family reunions or youth group activities. Call Paul at 435-770-5231

Water — Picnic, fish, swim, canoe, paddleboard, and boat. Possible locations: • First Dam, Second Dam, and Third Dam in Logan Canyon • Bear Lake, Garden City • Hyrum Lake State Park, Hyrum • Porcupine Reservoir, near Avon • Newton Reservoir, Newton • Oneida Narrows, near Preston • Cutler Wetlands, Benson

Zootah at Willow Park — Hours and info at willowparkzoo.wixite.com American West Heritage Center — Take a picnic and enjoy pioneer-era experiences from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer camps: BB guns, shooting sports safety, farm life, archery, and tomahawks. Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., preregister by calling 435-245-6050. Get an $80 annual family membership for center activities, including Baby Animal Days, the Pioneer Day festival, Fall Festival, and Cache Valley Mountain Man Rendezvous. awhc.org Stokes Nature Center — Free and family-friendly, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Checkout the Canyon Jam Concert Series, an eightpart concert series from June to September at Second Dam.

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Nibley Firefly Park — There are fireflies in Cache Valley! Visit the park grand opening in June. Some trails are open; near Nibley’s Heritage Park. nibleycity.com Logan Tabernacle Summer Concert Series — Free live music open to the public every weekday at Noon during summer. See Tabernacle Facebook page or the Cache Valley Visitor’s Bureau for schedule.

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Everyday Summer Fun • Star-gazing with pillows and blankets on the trampoline • Backyard marshmallow roasts with ghost stories • Nerf wars (with mom and dad) • Bubbles — big, small, in a machine • Kite flying • Roller blading • Sidewalk chalk (or trampoline) art — DIY homemade chalk • Water games: Slip-n-slide,

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Vision Fatigue and Headaches MICHAEL COLE, OD Child and Family Eye Care Center

WRITT E N BY

THERE ARE MANY reasons headaches occur. The list of possible causes is long, and definitively identifying the cause is often challenging. One component of the body that should be at the top of the list to investigate is the visual system. When headaches are the complaint, a complete and thorough eye examination is warranted. In our clinic, patients often surmise, “I’m getting headaches often, so I think I need glasses (or a new prescription).” Surprisingly, the one thing that is likely not to cause headaches is blurry vision. While blurry vision is bothersome, it is not likely to cause symptoms of pain. There are certain refractive errors that can cause undue eye strain, but hazy eyesight alone is likely not the culprit. The most likely cause of headaches related to the visual system is fatigue. This is the type of headache that you might imagine starting mild and dull early on, only to intensify and worsen throughout the day. Most people complain of the pain being centered around the eyes, radiating upward through the scalp or laterally across the temples. Relief is often found by closing the eyes, turning down lights, or taking breaks. Visual fatigue arises from how the eyes are used throughout the day. Our visual system stresses and tires with overuse — much like hard physical labor causes aches and pains from day to day and can cause chronic injury and discomfort over time. Visual tasks that are close to us are the most difficult for our visual system to endure. Think of the visual demands for a graphic designer, a bookworm, a gamer, or even a retiree cross-stitching the night away. With so much near work, it is no wonder we sometimes overload the system and kick off a headache.

Sometimes, there are conditions that limit visual stamina and cause symptoms earlier than we should normally experience. Binocular vision disorders that affect how well our eyes work as a team can limit our ability to maintain a clear image up close, converge both eyes to view targets up close, and limit our ability to change working distances quickly and accurately. It is important that vision examinations include the testing necessary to identify deficits of binocular vision. In addition to testing the functional limits of the visual system, examination of the internal structures of the eye is particularly important when investigating headaches. If there is increased pressure inside the closed skull, the only routes for that increased fluid to escape are either down through the spinal cavity or forward through the optic nerve’s pathway into the orbit. This would cause the optic nerve to swell,

which is visible upon examination. Optic nerve swelling would be indicative of what could be a very serious concern and would warrant cranial imaging immediately. Thankfully, these types of cases are rare, but it is imperative that we investigate to rule out the worst possibilities. In order to treat vision-related headaches, often multiple approaches are needed to find relief. The ergonomics of near tasks can be improved to reduce the demands on the eyes. Frequent breaks are recommended. Often, prescription lenses are used to improve performance and relieve eye strain. Binocular vision disorders can be remediated by increasing the flexibility of the visual system by employing vision rehabilitation. Often with a comprehensive plan of action, visual-related headaches can be significantly decreased, if not completely resolved. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please contact our office.


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FIT FAMILIES

Race Events Benefit Entire Community WRITTEN BY TROY OLDHAM race director, Cache Gran Fondo and Logan City Marathon

YOU MAY HAVE seen bicyclists or runners moving through your neighborhood or town, or shuffling between towns and neighborhoods on public streets or trails. You may have heard about the Cache Gran Fondo, the new Logan City Marathon, the Tour of Utah, LOTOJA, or the Top of Utah Half Marathon happening in our Valley again this summer. Whether your first reaction is “What is this race all about?” or “I wonder if that street will be closed,” it’s highly unlikely the benefits these races bring to Cache Valley are often discussed. Let’s take a minute to ponder some of the benefits these events bring to our community:

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Many event participants do not live in Cache Valley. While there are many local runners and bike riders, almost 50 percent of the 1,500 riders from the Cache Gran Fondo are from

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outside the Valley, for example. These outsiders register for a race, but many also book hotel rooms, eat at local restaurants, shop local stores, buy fuel, and have broken bikes fixed at local bike shops.

and runners are active year-round and love to return to discover new locations, multiple challenging routes, great open roads, welcoming locals, and interesting things to do before and after the event.

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Having these events in Cache Valley means everyone benefits when racers from across the country and world come to Logan. Held in prominent business locations (i.e., Downtown Logan, Logan Regional Hospital, North Logan, and the RSL Training Center), the events create a reason for visitors to participate, watch, support, and enjoy a healthy and festive atmosphere. We work hard to use local vendors for our events. For example, we stuff our support stations with local-purchased food and drink from Lee’s Marketplace, Natural Grocers, Newton Market, Woodward’s in Weston, and Thomas Market in Malad.

Bring People Back

While these events happen only once a year, the events grow and return year after year: 26 years for LOTOJA, 21 years for the Logan City Marathon (previously the Top of Utah), nine years for the Cache Gran Fondo, and the Tour of Utah will make its third appearance this year. Also, riders

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All the races are free to watch, and most events have great finish line activities. For example, the venues are held on closed-off city blocks, highlight multiple food vendors (who are open to spectators and finishers alike), and highlight local merchants offering services and products.

World-class Exposure

In 2019, the Cache Gran Fondo will host both the Gran Fondo National Series and the UCI Gran Fondo Worldwide Series, which means people are already planning their summers so they can visit Cache Valley from around the world. It is an honor that our beautiful community has been selected to host these world-class events. We all benefit when visitors experience the many reasons why we love living here, and they benefit when our community shows their hospitality and welcomes them to stay and enjoy what makes Cache Valley such a great place to live and play.


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Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie INGREDIENTS −− 1 cup fresh, washed spinach leaves, packed (I generally use packaged, pre-washed baby spinach) −− 1 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes −− ½ medium banana −− ¾ cup light canned coconut milk (you can substitute almond milk, but the end result might not be as creamy and won’t taste coconutty) −− ½ cup orange juice −− ½ cup ice cubes

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Save a Tree: How to Bring a Broken Tree Back from the Grave WRITT E N BY MARK

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EVERY YEAR, either snow or wind create a lot of damage in early spring by breaking branches or downing whole trees. Two years ago, during the first part of May, a late snowstorm hit Cache Valley and caused damage to trees that had just fully leafed for spring. One of those trees was my four-yearold, nine-foot-tall Royal Red maple, and, as you can see from the damage (in the photo on the top of the next page), it looked pretty hopeless. The trunk had split and splintered approximately 75 percent of the way through, and there was only about two inches of bark still attached to the root system. The rest of the tree was laying horizontally on the ground — a less than desirable position for most trees. Was it worth trying to save? To me, that tree was invaluable, as it had already survived two deer assaults and some difficult

soil. I had to try and save it. Plus, I had done this before, almost 20 years ago, and knew I had better than a 50/50 chance of bringing it back. I’m a sucker for lost causes! If you find yourself in the same situation, you have to decide if it’s worth trying to save, but hopefully my story and process will inspire you to try and save your special tree, too. Here’s what I did: First, I assessed whether the damage could be put back together successfully. Despite the splintered, jagged trunk, I was able to put the two halves of the tree back together without much trouble, carefully avoiding causing any more damage to the bark and tissue that was still intact. All the pieces were present and fit back together like

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puzzle pieces — it doesn’t always work out that way. I made sure to match up as much of the bark tissue around the wound as possible. It’s critical that the bark from the upper broken trunk touches the bark from the lower root section. Once the tree was reassembled, I drove an eight-foot sturdy metal stake into the soil next to the tree to use as a support or splint to give strength and stability to the two pieces. At that point, I wrapped stretchy plant tape around the tree in three or four locations, especially about two or three inches above and below the fracture and fastened the top securely to the sturdy stake. It has to be firm and stable enough to keep the tree from moving at the joint of the break for at least a year or two, but still have flexibility enough to move with the wind. Then I treated the wound with a pruning sealer to help seal the cut/ break and prevent moisture loss from the exposed tissue. At this point, I wrapped the entire wound with a fabric, breathable tree wrap that stretches with growth, and firms up the tree’s wound in a similar fashion to a soft cast on a broken bone. It needs to be snug, but still flexible. Last, I double checked the ties holding the tree to the stake, added a couple more just for good measure, and then stood back to assess how everything looked. Aside from the stake, tree wrap, and tape, it looked

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exactly like it had before the break, and that had to change. Damage to the trunk effects the circulatory system of the tree, and there was no way it would transmit water and nutrient to the branches like it did before the break. I had to do some serious pruning to compensate for that loss. Using my hand pruners and a lopper, I selectively removed 30-to-40 percent of the branches, and cut the remaining branches back 30-to-40 percent as well. The finished product was about as tall as the original tree, but more than 50 percent smaller in width and density. Without that severe pruning, the tree definitely had no chance of survival. It has been two years since Mother Nature decided to prune my tree right next to the ground. That tree has survived another winter and looks amazing. It’s grown back everything that I pruned off and more! It’s time to change the dressing (I try to do that every four-to-six months), adjust the wrap and tape for growth from the last two seasons, and wrap it back up. The wound is almost completely healed over, but it’s still weak at the break, so I will keep it staked and wrapped for a few more years. My beloved Royal Red maple is well on its way to recovery and is the second broken-tree success story I have growing in my yard. Sometimes it really is worth the effort to try and bring one back from the grave. Good luck, and don’t hesitate to share your success stories with me any time — I love to hear them!


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Mom Needs a Day Off RORY ANDERSON, contributing writer, VP LiFT Consulting, Foster Division

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WHEN IS THE LAST TIME you took a day off from being mom? I know what you’re thinking. “How could I do that? I can’t even go to the bathroom without my 2 year old getting into my seldom-used lipstick and painting her whole body with it or my teenagers getting into a verbal brawl.” But seriously, when was the last time you did something for YOU? I don’t mean falling asleep in front of the TV at 2 a.m. watching British Netflix dramas because you’ve been up with a crying baby all night. I mean a purposefully planned outing you’ve prepared just for yourself — something you’re really looking forward to and know will fill your social and emotional need’s bucket. Here’s the awesome paradox of doing something good for yourself: By choosing to treat yourself to something that fills your personal reservoir of social and emotional health, you often end up coming back to “mom life” with a renewed zeal and desire to be a better mom. In other words, even if we initially feel a twinge of guilt about

leaving our kids or hubby for a few hours (or dare I say weekend?), in the end we are better moms and wives when we return. As the summer approaches, many moms feel drained thinking about how to entertain their kids all day, every day. They fill their schedules up with camps and classes, swim lessons and sports — giving their kids opportunities to do fun activities. But what about mom? Here are some mom-approved ideas to planning a few days to yourself this summer. Make a goal to do something for yourself once or twice a month, if not weekly. The most impactful way to make YOUR day a success? Plan a specific day and time for YOU at least a week ahead of time. That way you’ve got something to look forward to and when the day comes, you’re all the more excited for it. Of course, being the frugal gal that I am, I must suggest setting a budget for yourself each month so that you can indulge without feeling guilty.

1. Pampering day: Get a massage, get your nails done, have a spa day with a friend, get a makeover at a cosmetics counter, or relish in a full-service pedicure. These are all ways to treat yourself. One mom I know, who has constant chronic pain, treats herself to a massage regularly. 2. Alone time: If you’re an introvert like I am, you MUST make time for yourself. Go to the park and cozy up on a blanket in the sun and read a good book, or lock yourself in your room for a couple of hours while your kids take a nap. The power of alone time is priceless. 3. Go out with friends: Getting froyo, attending a book club, shopping, going out to dinner or a movie, or just going for a walk are all great ways to connect with your girlfriends. My favorite is gathering for lunch dates. A young mom I know plans a day or night out with a different friend once a week, so she has a date to look forward to every week! 4. Best birthday gift: A few years ago, a good friend of mine experienced the best birthday ever

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when her husband arranged for her to spend an evening alone at a hotel. He prepared a suitcase for her with all of her favorite things including favorite books, a laptop with her favorite movies downloaded on it, some chocolate, and her favorite PJs. He dropped her off and she spent the next 24 hours doing all of the things she loves to do without interruption. Sounds heavenly, right?! 5. Guilt-free nanny: Ever thought about getting a babysitter during the day … just because? When I was a stay-at-home-mom with five kids under the age of 10, I swore off grocery shopping until about 9 p.m. because I loathed taking my kids with me. I wish I would have thought of paying a friend or college student to watch them for me while I went out for a few hours to run errands uninterrupted or to sneak in a lunch date. I know a mom who does this at least once a week. She says it’s a lifesaver and she feels like she’s a better mom because of it. 6. No money/no time: Sometimes you can’t leave the house or don’t have the money to front the extra time away or activities. Taking a nap, meditating, sitting on your porch with a cup of cocoa, watching a movie, or just reading a book while the kids are having some quiet time are all great ways to re-center and re-balance. Make a goal this month to do at least ONE activity for yourself … something that YOU find joy in doing … something that helps you feel renewed and ready to take on life … something that makes you feel like you can do this “mom thing.”

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Two Surgeons, Two Club Feet Corrected, One Life Dramatically Changed COURTESY OF

MARIANA WAS BORN in Central America. She came into the world with a heart condition, seizure disorder, and two club feet. She was not expected to live and was subsequently abandoned as a newborn. Mariana's health conditions and poor prognosis for a fulfilling life left authorities struggling to find an orphanage to place her in. After about a year of staying at the local hospital and having several prospective surgeries fall through, Mariana got a second chance at life. She was taken in by Addison, who manages a nearby orphanage that specializes in providing a homelike experience for children. A year and a half later, this little survivor is able to get around in a wheelchair that is just her size. But, that’s not the same as walking like the other children. Knowing that surgery to correct her club feet was a necessary step for improving Mariana’s life, Addison continued to push for a solution. In an incredible turn of events, the little girl’s need for surgery came to the attention of a highly connected organization. A team from Operation Underground Railroad, that regularly collaborates with the orphanage to provide a safe home for victims of human trafficking, stepped up to help. They decided to see if their connections could bring Mariana a future that included walking. In a message to its group of nearly 9,000 volunteers, Operation Underground Railroad detailed the need for a surgeon who would be willing to help Mariana. That message was seen by a Utah volunteer, who brought it to the attention of orthopedic surgeon Keith Nelson, M.D., who performs procedures at Cache

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Valley Hospital. Without hesitation, Dr. Nelson reached out to the organization and hospital administrators. A plan to bring Mariana to the North Logan was quickly set into motion. Thanks to the help of many people in both countries, Mariana traveled to Utah in April and underwent surgery at Cache Valley Hospital. Dr. Nelson worked together with his colleague, podiatrist Daniel Huff, D.P.M., to correct both of her club feet. The surgery was provided pro-bono by both surgeons and Cache Valley Hospital. When asked about her recovery, Dr. Nelson said, “She is doing beautifully. Without the surgery, I don’t think she would have ever been able to walk. I’m grateful we were able to help her.” Mariana is now home in Central America. In a situation where the simple act of walking seemed impossible, she will soon be running and playing with her friends, thanks to this surgery. “In her short life, this little girl has faced so many challenges,” said Dr. Huff. “It’s exciting to think about Mariana’s future now that she’ll be able to walk.” Two compassionate surgeons and the Cache Valley Hospital team — what a difference their combined efforts made for a small child from Central America, whose life is likely changed in immeasurable ways. “At Cache Valley Hospital, our mission statement is, ‘Above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life,’” Cache Valley Hospital CEO Daren Wells said. “The surgery we provided for Mariana matches that mission so seamlessly. This was a great opportunity for us to improve this little girl’s life.”

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Pauni Island Grill An Authentic Tongan Experience WRITTEN BY

SENETI PAUNI AND her late husband Fauniteni immigrated to Cache Valley, by way of American Samoa, in 1991 from their homeland of Tonga with dreams of providing their children with a better education. He ran a landscaping business while she was busy raising their nine children: Hyrum, Spencer, Atileouma, Siu Jane, Viliamisio, Siaosi, Ilaise, Latu, and Simone. Together, they started a catering business in 2002 when Salt Lake City hosted the Olympics Games. Pauni Island Catering was small but successful from the getgo — the family cooked and served from tents at fairs and community events across Utah and into Idaho. They also provided entertainment in the form of stories and dancing from all six of the Polynesian islands for weddings, corporate events, and other gatherings. “It was a way to contribute to the family income and to share the traditions of our native island,” Seneti said. Tragically, Fauniteni unexpectedly passed away after a heart attack in 2004. “I understood that I would be the main provider for our family, so I had to do something,” Seneti said. “I continued with the catering business, with the help of my children.” In 2006 the Pauni family was selected to be featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They were recipients of a new home, built in just one week with the help of many Cache Valley businesses and community members. The house included a commercial kitchen and dance studio, which was important for their catering and Polynesian entertainment business.

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“People ask me if I am scared or nervous,” Seneti said. “But no, it is just normal. I have been doing this for almost 20 years. Only now I have a physical location.” The family now includes the wives and husbands of her children and 19 grandchildren (with two more babies on the way this summer). They work together to keep the catering and entertainment, food truck, and restaurant running smoothly. They are also working on labeling and distributing their teriyaki sauce. “These are authentic family recipes.” Seneti said, although she admits that she didn’t grow up loving to cook. “When I was first married, I cried because I didn’t know how to cook. When I was a child, my dad would tell me to learn how to cook, but I avoided it. I had seen it, but I hadn’t done it hands on. I had to learn the hard way.” Some families who experience struggles like the Paunis have do not remain close, but spend just a few minutes in their company and you can tell that is not the case. Instead, there is lots of visiting, laughing, teasing, and hugging making their love apparent. “I was blessed with kids who are willing to help, Seneti said. “They saw how I struggled to provide for our family.” Although many of her married children have other professions now, all of them are still involved with the family business and the grandchildren are now often the highlight of the Polynesian shows at their catering events.

Seneti purchased her first food trailer in 2008. “From there things were getting better,” Seneti said. “I was able to start picking up more business, and in 2017 I purchased my second trailer, so now we can handle more than one event at a time.”

Seneti says she has kept her family close by holding monthly family meetings where they celebrate family birthdays and talk about how they can support each other with different events that are going on in each of their lives. “I grew up in a family that was very close like that, and I’ve raised my kids the same way. I’ve also taught them to work together. Anytime any of us needs help, we can just ask, and the family comes together.”

As business continued to grow, people they served at fairs and Utah State University and Weber State University sporting events frequently asked Seneti where her restaurant was and were always surprised when she said she didn’t have one. So, last year she began looking for a location. In March of this year, she came across a location at 400 North 20 West in Logan. The family spent three weeks renovating the space to fit their needs and officially opened in early April.

Trademark Pauni dishes include Suka chicken, chicken curry, sweet and sour meatballs, island-style Kalua pork, Lu Pulu (green spinach and corn beef baked in coconut milk) and desserts like strawberry delight, guava cake, and pineapple upside-down cake. As they say, “If it is good food you love, good food is what we provide,” so stop by their new restaurant or visit their food truck at a local fair or Aggie sporting event and see for yourself.


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Fauniteni and Seneti founded Pauni Island Grill in 2002 as a catering business. Fauniteni passed away in 2004, but Seneti has continued and grown the business for the last 15 years to provide for her family.


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Parenting in a Positive Way WRI T T E N BY

IN PREPARATION FOR summer, when children are home, I would like to share three skills you can implement to encourage positive behavior. Not only does behavioral science and research tell us these work, but I have used and implemented these skills as an educator for over 10 years with great success. Catherine Pearlman, Ph.D., and founder of The Family Coach, said, “Most typically, developing children really aren’t to blame for their behavior. We, the parents, are responsible.” This is actually good news because we have the power to create positive change within the walls of our own home.

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Children are not born innately knowing how to behave well. As parents we often think, “My child would never behave that way,” or “They know better than that.” I’d encourage you to remove those statements from your vocabulary and reflect. A parent must model appropriate behavior. Example one: Sam is playing trains, building wooden tracks, and choo-choo-ing. Then sister Bella comes over to play and takes the

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train from him. This results in Sam screaming, yanking the toy train out of her hands, hitting her, and tears from both children. Mom runs to the scene. Mom reprimands brother for hitting and sister for taking, followed by time out. Example two: Mom sits on the floor with Sam and Bella. She talks about how to work together to build a train track so they can play together. Sam puts a piece down, next Bella, then mom. Soon the track is built. All the while mom uses language like, “Sam I like how you are playing nicely. This track is looking really great. This is going to be so fun for you and Bella to play with. Bella, thank you for taking turns.” Once the track is built, mom stays and plays for a while. If there is a disagreement, she is there to model: “Bella, if you would like that car, ask Sam for a turn.” Soon mom steps away and is able to get some laundry folded while the two play independently and nicely on the living room floor. Mom modeled how to play together appropriately instead of just expecting her children to know how to do that on their own. She is shaping behavior.

perform a specific skill or part of a character together. With your children, use roleplay to teach qualities like honesty, sharing, and kindness. Consider acting out what to do and what not to do in certain situations. This helps a child build confidence in skills and be able to perform those skills when faced with a situation without you. Benefits of roleplay are big. It teaches in a positive, real, appropriate way. Roleplay happens before a skill can be put to use. For children, life is learning, practicing what is learned, and then performing the skills they know.

Positive reinforcement

Psychologist B.F. Skinner thought the key to understanding why people do what they do is to understand what they get from it. Skinner believed that what

happened immediately following an action would determine if that action would be repeated. If you praise a child immediately and frequently after a behavior is given, it increases the chance of that behavior repeating itself. Reinforcing a behavior makes it stronger. Research tells us that in an effective classroom and positive home, the praise ratio is four positives to every one negative. This means as parents we need to see the good. Less criticism and more praise will shape our children’s behavior in a positive way. Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. If what you are doing isn’t improving behavior in your home, then try something different. These three steps will be a great start!

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"Summer is a wonderful time for students to expand their science learning! There are many opportunities for science investigations in our surrounding area, from astronomy to zoology and everything in between. While exploring the outdoors, kids and their parents can learn together about the constellations in the night sky, the life cycle of plants in their vegetable garden, or the habits of the Western Screech Owl.  Great adventures await your family! A few examples of local places to explore are the Stokes Nature Center, Zootah, Logan Canyon, Bear Lake, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, and Utah State University. Check out Cache Valley Science Kids on Facebook for updates on science events happening in our communities." Rodney Buttars, District Secondary Science Coordinator

“There are many ways to integrate art into your daily summertime routine. With the beautiful trees and flowers in bloom, crayon rubbings are a great activity for younger kids. Can they creatively place the leaves and flowers to create an animal? For older kids “plein air” is the art of painting outdoors. Set up a board with a piece of paper taped to it and paint what you see. With a large group of kids, roll out a 10foot long piece of butcher paper, set out a tub of markers and let the kids go crazy! Or create sculptures out of objects found around the house. Be creative. How can you incorporate that old shower cap, pie tin, or whisk into a funky three-dimensional piece of art? If you happen to need inspiration, Logan has a wonderful art scene. Take a field trip and visit a local gallery or museum.” Andrea Smith, Art Teacher at Mountain Crest HS

"Summer is the perfect opportunity for families to foster the growth of historical skills and knowledge. Whether by going to visit USU’s Museum of Anthropology to look at artifacts from past cultures or experiencing the past at Jensen Historical Farm, families have multiple opportunities to help their children continue to learn and grow and to improve their historical thinking skills. By visiting historical sites in Cache Valley, such as the Hyrum City Library and Museum, the Bluebird Restaurant, the Utah Theater, the Whittier School, and the Logan Tabernacle, students and their families can interact with the past in a way that allows them to learn about their local past from knowledgeable people in the community.” Tasha Salisbury, History Teacher at South Cache MS

"When I had young children, I always began the summer with goals, workbooks, and lots of job and reward charts. Add reading for pleasure to the job chart! The kids will love having a “fun” job to check off the list each day. Summer is a time to let your children read whatever they want. Choosing their own reading material is empowering and can convince a reluctant reader to spend a few extra minutes in a book. Don’t worry if your children are reading only graphic novels, either. This new genre is really growing up and offers some excellent reading options. Every library in the valley participates in summer reading incentive programs - some even for adults!  Schedule a regular day each week to go to the library. Then, go home, spread out a blanket, offer snacks, and read together.” Bonnie Odd, Librarian at Ridgeline HS

"Make a goal this summer to help improve your child’s mathematical fluency by playing games, solving math puzzles, and mastering the basic math facts. Take time to playfully explore and discover the many different mathematical patterns and connections that surround us. Mathematics is a magnificent subject. The more fluent we become, the more we can appreciate and understand the beauty found in mathematics. Look for the beauty in mathematics and you will discover it this summer.” Brian Heinsohn, 6th Grade Math Teacher at River Heights ES

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Building Self-Efficacy in Children FRANK SCHOFIELD superintendent, Logan City School District

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MANY OF US know the story of “The Little Engine That Could,” with the small train whose repeated refrain of “I think I can, I think I can,” helped her accomplish a challenging task. The lesson of that story, that our attitude influences our success, is a lesson we all hope our children learn early in their lives. Self-efficacy, or the belief that you are able to achieve a goal, is a key to success, for both children and adults! Growth mindset and self-efficacy are closely related, but slightly different. Children need both self-efficacy (belief in their ability to accomplish a task) coupled with a growth mindset (belief that, with effort, their ability to accomplish a task will improve). By helping children develop selfefficacy and a growth mindset they can overcome challenges, recognize their strengths, put forth effort, and achieve their goals. The idea of “I can do hard things,” indicates a strong

sense of self-efficacy and a statement like, “I may not know how to do that, but I can learn to do it if I keep trying,” illustrates a growth mindset. Both are key to a child’s growth.

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During early childhood, four main building blocks of self-efficacy in children begin to develop: • Mastery Experiences: When a child performs a task successfully it strengthens his/her sense of self-efficacy. On the contrary, when a child is unsuccessful at a task it decreased his/her sense of self-efficacy. This doesn’t mean children shouldn’t be challenged to “stretch” themselves, but it does show why providing children with challenges they can succeed at is beneficial. • Social Modeling: When children observe their peers working hard

and accomplishing a task, it helps increase their belief that they can accomplish the task too. • Social Persuasion: When children receive specific verbal encouragement from others that they will be successful, it helps them believe that they have the skills and capabilities to succeed. • Psychological Responses: A positive mood can influence our ability to succeed. Parents, teachers, and others can help enhance self-efficacy in children in a variety of ways. For example, adults can teach children to: • Recognize and challenge negative thoughts by replacing negative thoughts with truthful, positive thoughts. • Establish achievable goals. • Celebrate small and big successes. Adults and peers can help children by: • Using specific praise regarding

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the task, i.e. “You did well because you tried three times to tie your shoes without giving up!” Providing just-right activities. Children need to be involved in the decision-making process to use and practice new skills that are challenging but achievable. Being honest. Do not disregard the situation if the child does not succeed. Acknowledge the situation and offer suggestions for the child to use their strengths the next time. Praising effort. Modeling self-efficacy themselves.

As children develop self-efficacy, they are better prepared to address the variety of challenges they will face throughout their lives. A sense of self-efficacy is key to our long-term personal happiness, and parents and caregivers can play a key role in providing children with this key to their lifelong success.


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HERE'S WHAT NOT TO DO… It’s exciting to start looking for your first (or next) home. The last thing you want is something to jeopardize your ability to obtain a mortgage. As a borrower, there are several things you should AVOID doing that could harm your chances of getting the best rate possible, or worse yet, get turned down for the loan. By educating yourself early, you’ll take the right steps toward getting your loan approved and avoid common pitfalls along the way. Here are a few things to avoid to qualify for the best mortgage rate: 1. Do NOT accrue more debt. When you make large purchases before applying for a mortgage (think new car, boat, etc.) a lender may question your financial responsibility. If you are financially overextended, you might not be dependable to make monthly mortgage payments. If you are viewed as a high risk, you may qualify for a lower loan amount or higher interest rate. 2. Do NOT apply for new credit cards or close existing credit accounts. A new credit account will increase your DTI (debt-to-income) ratio and will affect your credit score. If you have existing credit accounts that are not being used, keep them open. It’s best to keep your credit activity consistent. 3. Do NOT spend your savings. Lenders will want to verify that you have the funds to cover the costs of closing on a home, as well as the ability to repay the loan. Your savings is something that lenders like to check. 4. Do NOT make late payments. Lenders want to know that you are a smart risk, and a history of on-time bill payments will prove that. Some late payments can negatively affect your credit score and your ability to get a mortgage. 5. Do NOT make major life changes. Think “stability” before and during the loan process. By keeping your job and income steady, and avoiding major changes such as quitting your job, you can help the process go smoother.

IF YOU'VE BEEN contemplating the purchase of a home, the time to make your move is NOW! While buying a home is a big decision, waiting too long can actually hurt your chances of getting the home you need. Here’s why: While interest rates have remained at record lows, homes in Cache Valley are appreciating. From 2017 to 2018, there was a 13.7 percent increase in the cost of a home. It may become more expensive the longer you wait. A home that would have cost $239,000 this year, could be worth $272,000 by this time next year. With no indication of the market slowing down, it’s important to make the move sooner rather than later. The added benefit of purchasing your dream home now means you too can ride the wave of increased value for your investment. There is good news for those nervous about increasing home prices. While home values continue to rise, mortgage rates are still well below historic averages, and that gives you a great chance of getting the size and amenities

you’re looking for in a home purchase. The current fixed mortgage rate is just around 4.62 percent, which can maximize your purchasing power while keeping your monthly payment affordable. Contact a REALTOR® to verify which loan programs and rates are available in your area and start the process of readying yourself for a home purchase. A REALTOR® will help you navigate through the unfamiliar territory of home buying. They’ll suggest lenders that will best match your needs and keep you within your monthly home mortgage budget. A REALTOR® will also guide you through the preparation and application process of qualifying for a loan and help you steer clear of some common mistakes people make while trying to qualify for a loan. Homeownership is a major milestone many Americans hope to achieve in their lifetime and a REALTOR® can help you get there. Make the move to secure your financial future with a new home today!


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DIY TIDBITS

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EVER FIND YOURSELF daydreaming over the garden that you just can’t have … yet. Despair not, there are so many ways to enjoy the growing season, big or small. My favorite way is to use small pots or planters where I can plant flowers, herbs, and even a small amount of fruits and vegetables. I find them so easy to manage and perfect for teaching the joy of gardening to my kiddos. After you’ve found the perfect container and planted your plants, why not take it up a notch with some darling DIY natural wood plant markers. I found these natural wood sticks at Hobby Lobby and simply used a wood burner to engrave the words right on them. Now the whole family will know exactly what plant is growing without asking you 50 times. Sanity saved!

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• Natural wood sticks, or popsicle sticks, paint stir sticks … whatever you want.

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1. If you are worried about making big mistakes, trace the lettering onto your sticks with a pencil before you start burning. 2. Heat your wood burner and then use light, even pressure to burn the lettering into the wood. 3. If you mess up a bit, just embrace the rustic organic look of these plant markers. You could even let your kids help you! If you need more detailed instruction, or like to learn with video, check out my blog at tidbits-cami.com. I’m also sharing tips for successful container herb gardening.

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Elementary Students Experience Creative Journey TARA BONE contributing writer

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IN SOME CLASSROOMS students listen, take notes, learn facts, and leave what they’ve learned at the door. This is definitely not the case for Kody Rash’s 400 Cedar Ridge Elementary School art students who are using all their artistic know-how on a project that could end up center stage at Four Season Theatre Company’s summer production of The Little Mermaid. Kody Rash happens to be the Cedar Elementary School art specialist and Four Season Theatre Company’s artistic director. He’s bringing two of his passions — teaching and costume design — together to provide a hands-on learning opportunity for kids. At the end of the school year, every 4th-, 5th- and 6th-grade art student will design an underwater creature. One design will be selected and be made into a costume featured in The Little Mermaid, running June 14 - 29. Last year, every student designed a pirate costume and one was chosen for Four Season’s production of Peter Pan. Kody is excited to see what students create this year. “I love it, this is one of the most exciting parts of the year,” Kody said. “This is an opportunity to integrate the skills we’re learning in school into real-life use and connection.”

During the school year, Kody brings sketches of costumes he’s currently working on for Four Season shows to school. The students see his creations and ask questions. Kody says students will often come see the shows to see how it all comes together. When it’s the students’ turn to create, they’re ready. It’s April 15 and a group of 5th-grade students enthusiastically enters Kody’s classroom. Colorful costumes line the front wall, along with

Kody’s sketches for well-known Little Mermaid characters like Ariel, Ursula, and Sebastian. Kody discusses his design process and how it applies to things the students have already learned, such as color, texture, and pattern. Kody says he tries to “teach his kids” that a costume tells a story, and that they are storytellers. Students are encouraged to explore and Kody sets them off on their creative journey.


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Student Haylee Geddes is eager to start her journey. “I really like letting our imaginations do what we want, it’s fun to see everyone’s ideas,” she said. Kody started the costume design program six years ago when he started teaching art at North Park Elementary in North Logan. He said he wanted to tie his loves of art and creating into something that would inspire the kids and help them feel a connection with art. It started as a Halloween costume contest and has grown from there. The costume design program is part of a bigger goal for Kody. He says he wants to help kids get excited about the arts, have positive experiences with it, and feel like they’re an invested part of a production. Last year all students who designed a costume, about 400, received a ticket to attend Peter Pan. “I feel like it’s important for kids to be exposed to the arts, to be well-rounded whether you’re a kid who’s into athletics, or a kid who plays an instrument, I think you need to be exposed to lots of different things.” Every week, Kody teaches all 800 kids at Cedar Ridge and works to make his classroom a positive and safe place. He said he wants kids who, for example, aren’t great at basketball, but who enjoy art, to feel like ‘that’s OK.’ That there is a place for them, and it takes all kinds of people to make the world beautiful. Kody says the design program also fits into Four Season’s goal to reach out to the community and connect as many people as possible to community theatre. He says it’s all about connection, “whether it’s in education, adults who are looking for new opportunities, or children in our children’s show.” The Four Seasons team has some magic planned for The Little Mermaid. ZFX Flying Effects, a professional flying company that does work for broadway productions and tours, is working with them. Kody says that means Scuttle will fly, Ariel will swim, and Prince Eric will float. “We feel like it’s the cherry on top of the show.”

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The Taste of Summer FAIRS, BARBEQUES, hot dog roasts, and food stands are all part of the taste of summer, but nothing hits the spot more than shaved ice on a hot summer day! Check out four of our favorite Cache Valley spots for a shaved ice this summer, and then be sure to share a photo and tag @ cachevalleyfamilymag on Instagram, telling us your favorite flavor!

Daysie’s Ice

Daysie’s Ice is a longtime Cache Valley favorite! Located in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot at 700 North Main Street, Daysie’s offers a huge selection of specialty shaved ice and over 50 flavor combinations, including sugar-free and natural options. Their trademark “DayMakers” are specialty flavor combinations, most including ice cream and cream, with a signature gummy daisy on top. They offer a discounted flavor of the day. Open Monday through Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m. all summer.

Pink's Shaved Ice

Pink’s Shaved Ice, located in Smithfield in the Lee’s Marketplace parking lot, started with a desire to make delicious shaved ice! The owners bought the machine and tested all combinations of flavors throughout a winter to develop their original menu. Their trademark is the extra toppings they add to their shaved ice, like shaved coconut, fresh fruit, and sprinkles. Their customer favorites include Coconut Crave, Sunset, Cupcake, Strawberry Limeade, Tropical Dreamcicle, and Rainbow Sparkle Unicorn. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Noon to 10 p.m.

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The BB.Sweetshack is located in Hyrum, in the Ridley's Marketplace parking lot. They serve up your favorite craves all summer long. Customer service is their number one priority and they take pride in offering delicious, one-of-akind treats and fun-filled summer memories. Their trademarks include thinly shaved ice, colorchanging spoons, daily craves, and Tropical Sno flavors. Open Monday through Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m. all summer.

Snow Storm Shaved Ice

Snow Storm Shaved Ice, located in North Logan in the IFA parking lot, takes pride in their friendly service, fantastic flavors, and offering the Valley’s most competitive prices. Their ice is shaved to a fluffy, fine consistency and drizzled with traditional and one-of-a-kind flavors created in New Orleans. Try their daily dollar deals, or customer favorites like Island Breeze, Muddy Cola, or Southern Belle. Top the taste off with gummy bears, lip puckering tart top, or their trademark snow cap. Open Monday through Saturday, Noon to 9 p.m. all summer.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Malouf Strives to Establish a Community On Watch WRITTEN BY JENNY

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING — or modern slavery — is the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or sexual exploitation. It is real and happening everywhere, even here in Cache Valley, and even to innocent children. It isn’t fun to think about, but if we don’t, this fast-growing $99 billion industry will continue to grow, continue to destroy lives, and continue to threaten safety. Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) began five and a half years ago when Tim Ballard, a former Central Intelligence Agency agent and Department of Homeland Security agent who spent over a decade assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and who was

deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S., decided that he had to find a way to do more. The mission of O.U.R. is to end child slavery. They provide training and resources to enhance law enforcement efforts around the globe. When Sam and Kacie Malouf, owners of Malouf, a locally based and multinational luxury bedding company, learned about O.U.R. and their mission, they created the Malouf Foundation to join the fight. While the Malouf Foundation also provides bedding and raises funds for many other charities and causes, partnership with O.U.R. is their flagship cause and something they are passionate about. According to their website, the Malouf

Foundation strives to “rescue and shelter sexually exploited and trafficked children and stop physical and sexual abuse, while supporting other humanitarian efforts.” The Malouf Foundation works to ensure every child lives with freedom, hope, justice, and dignity — and sleeps in a safe home. “Globally, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world,” Malouf Foundation Communications Director Jake Neeley said when interviewed on our podcast, Breakfast Epiphanies, last month. “It is a $99 billion industry — that’s enough to buy every professional basketball, baseball, and football team, plus buy every Starbucks and send every kid to college. It is astronomical and


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growing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t focus on one place, country, state, or even community. Once you know that it happens, you will see it in the news all the time.” Prior to our interview, Jake had reviewed local news sources over the previous two weeks and identified several local articles related to exploitation. “The sad part is that it is going on,” Jake said. “The good part is that we know that it is going on and we have very effective law enforcement and people who are fighting it. However, they don’t have everything they need. We are working with our own resources and our partners to raise money to get more resources to law enforcement to be able to do more.” In an effort to spread the word and increase awareness, the Malouf Foundation has created a series of “On Watch” videos aimed to train and educate people to recognize the signs of human trafficking and to know how to respond when they see something. The “On Watch” training is

completely free and takes less than 45 minutes to complete. Visit iamonwatch.org to begin the training. “At the end of the training you will know how to recognize someone who is being trafficked, and you will know who to call and what to say,” Jake said. The Malouf Foundation has taken additional steps to educate our community, including providing a series of speakers including O.U.R. founder Tim Ballard and Jason Weis, who worked as a detective for the Department of Homeland Security and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to rescue children and arrest and convict offenders for over 10 years. “It’s hard to imagine our own community at risk from sexual predators, but just look at the news. We’re reminded weekly that they threaten our children right here in Cache Valley,” Sam Malouf, CEO of Malouf and co-founder of the Malouf Foundation, said. “We want parents equipped with the right tools so we can build a new model of safety in our own backyard.”

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SEE THE SIGNS CO MPLE T E T H E O N WATCH T RAININ G The Malouf Foundation and Operation Underground Railroad have created a series of videos and quizzes to help you learn more about the signs of human trafficking and how to report them. Complete the free training by visiting malouffoundation.org/onwatch.

STOP THE CYCLE PLE DG E TO STAY O N WATCH Increasing awareness about the signs of potential trafficking situations may not seem like the front line of this battle, but it is. By going through the training, internalizing that knowledge, and passing it on to family, neighbors, and friends, you are doing your part to stop the cycle.

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Breaking Down the Barriers of Addiction Recovery Treatment WRIT T E N BY

THERE IS AN alarming discrepancy between the number of people who need addiction treatment in the United States and those who actually receive it. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2016, about 21 million people age 12 and older, or approximately 1 in 13 people, needed substance abuse treatment. Only an estimated 3.8 million people age 12 and older actually received care. That means that more than 80 percent of those who needed treatment did not get it. These are not just people in big cities or people you see on the streets. They are not only people who come from “bad homes.” Often, these are everyday people battling a chronic drug or alcohol addiction. These are people that, in many cases, do not realize they need help. “People often ask me if there is really a need for drug addiction treatment in our community,” Melanie Rust, social worker and program director at Clear Recovery of Cache Valley, said. “The answer is yes, there most definitely is. This is a somewhat hidden population that we are talking about. We have treated business owners, stay-at-home moms, grandparents; people who come from good families and who have good moral values; people who consistently

EMILY BUCKLEY editor in chief

attend church. You never know what someone is struggling with. Not everyone who struggles with addiction is going through the legal system, many have never been arrested and may have even kept their addiction hidden from family and friends.” People suffering from drug addiction go untreated for many reasons, varying from lack of treatment availability to concern about costs, but according to research done by graduate students at Utah State University this year, the most common reason people in Cache Valley don’t seek treatment is because they have concerns about losing a job or being discriminated against at work, followed closely by fear of judgement by friends or family or their religious community, or they have concerns about costs. Melanie says that substance abuse disorder can cause damage to relationships, health, finances, and employment, and have legal ramifications. “For some people, damaging relationships and finances may be enough to recognize a need for help,” she said. “Some others keep using until damage has been done in all five of those areas.” Regardless of the fears that prevent someone with addiction from seeking treatment, or of the damage that has been done, help is available.

Addiction undoubtedly carries a stigma. It is such a heavy weight on the shoulders of those in and out of recovery that many people do not want to seek addiction treatment because they fear other’s judgement. “Those who fear stigmas related to addiction and being treated for it should know that all substance abuse treatment is protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996),” Melanie said. “In fact, any treatment done for mental health and substance abuse disorder qualifies for a higher level of HIPAA protection. Treatment should be a safe place to talk about what you are going through and have gone through in the past. When clients don’t feel safe to be honest, healing cannot happen.” Although there may be real obstacles on the road to recovery, it is important for those who suffer from addiction to understand that it is a treatable disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that research on the science of addiction and the treatment of substance use disorders has provided research-based methods that help people stop using drugs and resume productive lives. If you or someone you love suffers from addiction, seek help to break down the barriers and begin living an empowered life.

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Four Tips to Keep Kids Safe In and Around Water EMILY JEWKES health educator, Bear River Health Department

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SWIMMING CAN BE a great way for kids to learn new skills, socialize, and have fun. But it is important to put safety first when children are in and around water. Among preventable injuries, drowning is a leading cause of death for children 1 to 4 years old. Children ages 1 to 4 are more likely to drown in a pool, while kids 5 years and older are more likely to drown in natural water, such as ponds, lakes, and rivers. Whether you are in the backyard, at the beach, or at the community swimming pool, you can help make the water a safe place for kids to swim and play by following these simple tips: 1. Watch kids without distraction when they are in or around water. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an attentive and responsible adult. Make sure older children swim with a partner every time. 2. Teach children how to swim. Every child is different, so enroll children in swim lessons when they are ready. Consider their

age, development, and how often they are around water. Make sure kids learn how to swim and develop these five water survival skills: 1. Step or jump into water over their heads and return to the surface. 2. Float or tread water for one minute. 3. Turn around in a full circle and find an exit. 4. Swim 25 yards to exit the water. 5. Exit the water; if in a pool, be able to exit without using the ladder. 3. Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. They need to be aware of uneven surfaces, river currents, ocean undertow, and changing weather. 4. Know what to do in an emergency. Learning CPR and basic water rescue skills may help you save a child’s life. For more information and resources about protecting kids on the road, at home, and at play, visit SafeKids.org.


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Raspberry Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze CO N TR IB UTE D BY

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SUMMER BRINGS AN explosion of color in the garden, and each July, you can surely find my crew tromping through the raspberry patch filling pails (and tummies) with freshly ripened raspberries. We have found many ways to enjoy their sweet and tangy flavor, but this cake is at the top of the list. This cake is bursting with tangy berry flavor, and the simple caramel glaze puts it over the top!

INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. almond extract 3 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating well. 3. Add extracts and then add flour, baking powder, salt, and

cinnamon. Gently fold in raspberries (I usually coat my raspberries with a little flour first).

4. Grease 2 standard bread pans and coat them with a mixture of

cinnamon and sugar. Divide batter between the pans.

5. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. (I

like to cover mine with tinfoil about halfway through bake time so that the top doesn’t get too dark).

6. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes before

removing cake from pan onto wire rack. Glaze while warm.

CARAMEL GLAZE: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup heavy cream Combine in a small saucepan until warm and bubbly. Pour over warm bread.


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Summer Classes & Camps Guide

DANCE ILLUSION danceillusionutah.com We offer four-week summer courses, a Princess Camp (ages 3 to 8), Ballet Intensive (ages 5 and up), and Technique Intensive (ages 5 and up). Classes available for ages 3 to adult. Registration for summer camps and classes open now! Fall and spring registration open May 28. Competition team tryouts in June.

CACHE VALLEY FUN PARK (435) 792-4000 cachevalleyfunpark.com/summer-camp Summer camps at the FUNNEST Place in Town! Our camps are the perfect way to beat the summer doldrums. Your kids will experience activities full of fun and learning. No vegging out in front of the TV — just fun times and happy memories!

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SPORTS ACADEMY (435) 753-7500 sportsacademy.com LOVE TO COOK 435-792-9220 luvtocook.com Three-day beginning and advanced cooking camps for kids 8 and up. Kids get hands-on experience making real food and having fun in the kitchen. Beginning classes have fun and gain confidence that they CAN cook and bake, and advanced classes focus on specific skills like how to use a knife, the dangers of cross contamination, different types of heat, different ways to cook eggs, how a yeast bread is made, leavened, and baked, and more. Call or check luvtocook.com for dates. Register early, classes fill quickly.

LOGAN MUSIC ACADEMY (435) 265-6691 loganmusicacademy.com M USIC DISCOVERY CA MP

CACHE VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS (435) 752-0026 cachearts.org/artcamp Immerse your child in a world of art at CacheART’s Summer Art Camps. Your camper will plunge into creative, hands-on experiences, including ceramics, cooking, drama, dance, music, and more. Space is limited, enroll today!

June 10-14, 10 a.m., Ages 4-10, $120. G IR L S J U ST WA N N A H AV E F U N VOC A L C A MP

June 18-22, 10 a.m., Ages 6-14, $130. June 24-28, 10 a.m. to Noon, Ages 6-14, $130. UKUL E L E C A M P

June 17-21 AND July 8-12 10 a.m., Aloha. Ages 6 and up, $130. Save $10 with early registration — no refunds after May 15.

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Keep your kids active and healthy! Camps held June 3-7, June 17-21, July 15-19, and July 29-August 2. Camps from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ages 5-12. S U M M E R SW I M S CHO O L

Learn to swim with the best instruction in Cache Valley! Classes begin June 3. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 40-minute classes. TE N N I S C L ASS E S AND CAM PS

Professional tennis instruction from the Valley’s top coaches and players. All ages and ability levels. Camps and Classes begin June 3. TU M B L I N G C L ASS ES

Flip and tumble to new heights with classes for all ages and abilities. Classes begin June 3.

PICKLEVILLE WORKSHOPS picklevilleworkshops.com Insanely fun musical theater camps taught by Pickleville Playhouse's awesome cast members and directors. Throughout the week, we work on musical numbers and scenes that our campers will perform in their awesome end-of-week performance. All campers will receive a Pickleville Workshop T-shirt and one complimentary ticket to Pickleville Playhouse’s The Little Mermaid. July 8-12 OR 15-19 (Logan: Ages 8-16) July 22-26 (Logan: Ages 6-7) July 29-August 2 OR August 5-9 (Bear Lake: Ages 8-16)


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CACHE THEATRE KIDS CAMP cachetheatre.com July 15-27 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Monday through Friday Ages 8-13 $90/participant, $60/additional siblings (includes T-shirt)

IMAGINE THIS! ART CAMPS imaginethislogan.com Come join us as we travel the world! This year we will study art from Africa, Australia, Japan, and Mexico. In Africa we'll learn about color theory and make tribal necklaces or tribal paintings. In Australia we'll learn about Aboriginal Art. In Japan we'll learn about Japanese Fan Art and Sumi-e Painting. In Mexico we'll complete Tin Art Mirrors. All materials, instruction, and light snacks are included. Camp lasts one week and will be jam-packed with fun activities.

CACHE VALLEY SCHOOL OF BALLET (435) 753-3633 opt. 1 cvcballet.org The Cache Valley School of Ballet offers qualified training in classical ballet to community members of all ages and skill levels. Summer semester (5 weeks) for ages 3 and up. Visit cvcballet.org for complete list of classes.

SUMMER SKETCH CLUB Summer Sketch Club is a series of fun, exploratory art classes where kids ages 5-11 are invited to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy! This North Logan City Parks and Recreation program is taught by a former elementary school art teacher with a strong art background as well as BA degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. We believe that if you can hold a paintbrush, you can paint! By providing developmentally appropriate instruction and high-quality art supplies for the children to experiment with, our goal is for children to gain confidence in themselves as artists and continue on a lifelong path of enjoyment in artistic expression and art appreciation. Summer Sketch Club classes for children ages 5-6, 7-8, and 9-11 will be taught during the weeks of June 17-21 and June 24-28. All classes will take place at the Lion's Building at Elk Ridge Park (1190 E 2500 N North Logan). Register online at northloganrec. org. Classes fill quickly. $35 Registration fee includes three hours of instruction and art supplies used during class.

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$115 — June 3-7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Are your kids too young (or old) for camp? We also offer Art Classes all summer! Get more info at imaginethislogan.com

AMERICAN WEST HERITAGE CENTER www.awhc.org/summer-camps Experience American West Heritage Center’s living history through our summer camps where students go back in time to learn about westward expansion and life on western frontier. 1-DAY FISHING CAMPS

1st and 2nd grade: June 11, 3rd and 4th grade: June 12, 5th and 6th grade: June 13 1-DAY ANIMAL CAMPS

1st and 2nd grade: June 13, 3rd and 4th grade: June 11, 5th and 6th grade: June 12 4-DAY LIFE ON THE FARM CAMPS

1st through 3rd grade: June 17-20 or July 8-11, 4th through 6th grades: June 24-27 or July 15-18 4-DAY HOT SHOTS CAMPS

3rd and 4th grade: June 24-27, 5th and 6th grade: June 17-20 4-DAY FRONTIER ADVENTURES CAMPS

1st through 3rd grade: July 15-18, 4th through 6th grade: July 8-11

Get more information and register at awhc.org/summer-camps

ZOO CAMPS (435) 890-0356 education@zootah.org Join Zootah this summer to learn about different types of plants and animals and enjoy fun hands-on activities for kids ages 10 to 18. We offer junior and senior botany and zookeeping classes where campers get in-depth education experiences as well as hands-on outdoor experiences with plants and animals at the zoo! All camps are full days (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Lunch is provided. J U N I O R B OTA N Y

June 10-14

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July 15-19

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July 29-Aug 2

S E N I O R ZO O KE E P I NG

June 24-28

Cost $300 per camp or $475 for two camps. Register at education@zootah.org or by calling (435) 890-0356.

USU VOCAL PERFORMANCE CAMP Camp dates: August 5-9 This camp offers a unique crosstraining experience believing that young singers benefit from classical vocal training as the appropriate entry to musical theater. It includes classical voice lessons, choir, choreography, musical theater numbers, masterclasses, solo opportunities, and more! The prestigious voice faculty includes professors of voice from USU, BYU, Weber State, and UofU. Register at music.usu.edu/summer/VPC

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