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his is made plain in how the city expands, and roads widen and new neighborhoods  spring up overnight. Even the original Draperites who were born here seem to stay their whole lives, parceling the land they grew up on to make room for new neighbors. Yep, Draper is the place people want to be.   And people are what make a community. The mountains are gorgeous for sure, and nothing beats an early morning vista across a pastoral patch dotted with cows and sheep or the electrified anticipation at a local trailhead; but people are here mostly because of other people, and the spirit of this place is dictated by a community rich in both history and possibility, as well as a sense of good old-fashioned, small-town values. This sense of community runs deep. I don’t go a day without someone  telling me how much they love reading about a place they thought was special, and now with stories, know it for a fact. Draper Lifestyle wants to up the ante on that. We are a publication about community— which means we're all about YOU. About where you live, how you live and the things that are important to you. We are passionate about our readers and we cultivate each issue with the people of Draper in mind. Who are you? What are you interested in? What do you like? What should we do next? These aren’t rhetorical questions; we really want to know. So let's talk; let's make this a conversation. Head to our Facebook page—Facebook.com/ DraperLifestyle—and let us know what you think. Then hang around for our new monthly giveaways (donated by local businesses) and updates on community events. As another year opens up before us and our lives bend naturally toward new beginnings and betterment, we express to you a desire to be our best—Draper’s best. And the best publication we can be. Likewise, we hope this issue will inspire you to be your best too, with a family that gets fit together, a health club and a way to give back.

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January 2016

Departments

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Family Feature

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Giving Back

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Page Turners

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Sold Properties

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

18 Connect As A Family Through Fitness

The Fit Family Robinsons inspires people globally and locally.

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Good Times

Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies

Draper Senior Center held its annual fundraiser event that showcases the seniors’ handmade pottery bowls that, once purchased, are filled with soup. All fundraiser proceeds go to the center to assist in funding its programs.

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Around Town the biggest party all winter! For a very full list of activities and offerings and to purchase tickets visit WinterPaloozaUtah.com.

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THE DRAPER SENIOR CENTER'S CHAIR OF BOWLIES Becoming the absolute perfect way to warm up on a fall day, the Draper Senior Center’s Advisory Council held its annual “Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies” fundraiser on November 7. The event

Immersion

began three years ago when the center first

programs will be available in all

opened and the Advisory Council needed a cre-

Canyons District traditional high

ative way to raise money. Organizers looked to

schools beginning in the 2016-2017

the seniors and decided to sell beautiful pottery

school year, when some of the students  who

bowls made by the talented seniors themselves.

After much demand, Draper Parks & Rec-

began the program as first-graders begin high

Patrons purchase a bowl of their choice and this

reation is pleased to offer this new program

school as freshmen. The  statewide Dual Lan-

buys them endless soup, salad and breadsticks

in April and May of 2016, with registration

guage Immersion (DLI) program is aimed at

donated by local restaurants and stores. Gen-

running from January 4 to March 4. The sea-

preparing students for college and career with

erous sponsors include  Black Bear Diner, Egg

son will include two games per week, an

a second language. Canyons DLI programs are

& I, Even Stevens, Goodwood Barbecue, Great

eight game  regular season,  uniform, pic-

available in Spanish-English, French-English and

Harvest Bread, Harmon’s Grocery, Kneader’s

tures, bats and helmets and a free Skills

Mandarin Chinese-English at eight elementary

Bakery & Café and Wendy’s. For pictures of the

Clinic taught by Corner Canyon High School

schools and six middle schools. DLI programs will

event, see our Good Times section on page 8.

Coach Garrett. ​Games will be played at Bel-

be available as the following, based on programs

levue Park and Southfork Park. Divisions

offered in feeder elementary and middle schools:  

are Machine Pitch ($45) for second grade,

• Alta: Mandarin Chinese

Falcon ($55) for third and fourth grade and Filly ($55) for fifth and sixth grade. Register at DraperCity.CivicPlus.com.

UTAH KIDS CLUB WINTER PALOOZA

On Saturday, February 6, Utah Kids Club will present its 10th Annual Winter Palooza. With vendors, rock walls, bazooka blasters, inflatables, bungee trampolines, coconut climb-

• Brighton: Mandarin Chinese-English

HOLDING OUT HELP FINDS NEW HOME IN DRAPER Holding Out HELP exists to assist those from a polygamous background with the resources

and French • CornerCanyon: French and Mandarin

necessary to meet their physical, emotional and educational needs.  A generous donor

Chinese • Hillcrest: Spanish

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children who are transitioning from polygamous communities into mainstream society. This center will provide a space for educational workshops, emergency multi-family housing,

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case management, counseling offices, large

two-man ferris wheel, laser tag, sand trailer and

Showcase, and see the latest in bridal gowns,

group activities, a clothing bank, after-school

digging toys, mechanical bull, origami and face

tuxedos, caterers, invitations, hotels, florists,

tutoring and more. To read more about the

painting plus superheroes, princesses and more,

photographers, music, decorators, reception

cause and donate, visit HoldingOutHelp.org.

the Winter Palooza is the place to venture out to

centers, spa retreats, beauty specialists, and

when the kids have had enough of the snow. It's

much more, including several staged fashion

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MIDWAY ICE CASTLE

shows, during which

The Ice Castle is back in Midway, but with

vendors will be giving

a new location at 2002 Soldier Hollow Road.

away freebies. Drap-

Come get your "Elsa" on and experience the

er local business, Tri-

glorious concept pioneered in one of the origi-

ton Terrace, will be on

nators' front yards and built from harvested ici-

hand at the Showcase

cles. Castles weigh  approximately 25,000,000

on January 29-30, and

pounds with walls that are ten feet thick, and

will be giving away a

are the perfect place to explore on a winter

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day. For a longer excursion, go tubing at Sol-

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Family Feature

Dr. Moody and

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iorestoration Medical Clinic and Spa is the place to go for a whole body makeover in Utah. The visionary Dr. Robert Moody and his wife Stacey opened the clinic in 2004 with the goal of turning back the clock on aging. A doctor of osteopathy trained in cosmetic surgery and anti-aging, Moody had an incredible array of experience that enabled him to provide unique services at his specialized clinic. He did just about everything. Moody was the clinic.  And then the unimaginable happened: it was a plane crash and in an instant, he was gone. Moody, the man who loved life and adventure, took a solo flight on a foggy afternoon in January 2015 in his single-engine airplane over the Great Salt Lake and never returned. To his family and friends, the news was absolutely devastating. It also left a lot of uncertainty at the clinic. How could the company continue in business when the founder and main doctor was gone? It was not an easily navigated obstacle; Moody was irreplaceable. The clinic was his vision. He had nurtured and directed the clinic, with the assistance of his wife Stacey, over the past ten years with great success. It was not like Stacey Moody could just find another doctor with an identical set of skills.  However, Stacey did go into business with Rob Horsley, and Horsley crafted a solution that has maintained the integrity of the clinic and perpetuates Moody’s legacy of integrative health. He has hired multiple doctors who specialize in different fields to meet the needs of the clinic's patients. Currently Jeffrey Nelson, DO, Christopher Kelly, MD, Amy Killen, MD, Thaddeus Jacobs, ND, Nicole Kelly,

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Moody was irreplaceable. The clinic was his vision. He had nurtured and directed the clinic, with the assistance of his wife Stacey, over the past ten years with great success.


PA-C (who trained with Moody) and Laurie Childs, PA are all part of the staff that provides care at the clinic.  Each doctor specializes in a different aspect of anti-aging and restorative health. It takes a team of doctors to continue the work of the irreplaceable Moody.  “He was just a remarkable man,” says Stacey. There are a plethora of options for prospective patients: bio-identical hormone replacement, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), cosmetic surgeries and aesthetics. It is a surprisingly large clinic tucked away in a nondescript strip mall on 123rd South and 450 East. Horsley says the clinic has had wonderful success in treating a wide variety of issues. He was even a patient. “A few years ago, when I was about 33 years old, I was working so much and I never had any energy. When I went home, I would sit on the couch and fall asleep. No energy. Dr. Nelson, who is our medical director now, put me on a program and in just over a year’s time I have lost 75 pounds. Now I go home and I want to play with my kids and I'm more active,”  he says. Nelson helped him to get his hormones balanced through natural methods. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is another treatment option that Moody helped to develop nationwide. It utilizes platelets from a patients’ own blood to rebuild damaged tendon or cartilage. It has been successful in not only relieving pain, but also in jumpstarting the healing process. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is done in an exam room and takes less than an hour. The patient's blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the damaged portion of the tendon or cartilage with the guidance of

an ultrasound machine. (EmoryHealthCare.org) Biorestoration Medical has had many success stories with PRP on athletes, including skiers, basketball players, and MMA fighters. Considering how invasive and costly joint surgery can be, PRP is a great alternative to try before going to a standard method of treatment. The clientele for Biorestoration Medical is mostly people in the community, but it does get a fair share of people from out of state who come for the groundbreaking treatment the clinic provides, and word has spread without any advertising. The people of Draper recognize and are willing to utilize these kinds of services. The average wait time to get in is about three months for standard treatments, although cosmetic surgeries can be done sooner. When you walk through the doors at Biorestoration Medical, the atmosphere is peaceful and the legacy of Moody lives on, with the help of a lot of doctors.

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Giving Back At bike races co-sponsored by Draper Communities That Care, the parents of participants received lanyards with tips to prevent underage substance abuse.

DRAPER COMMUNITIES THAT CARE COALITION WORKS WITH ALL FOR A HEALTHY DRAPER ARTICLE LINNEA LUNDGREN | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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raper resident Gaile Dupree believes the more engaged our community is in addressing problem behaviors among our youth, the better.

“We need to proactively create a safe environment for our kids to not

only survive, but thrive,” Dupree says. “It truly takes a village.” Dupree is the Coordinator for Draper Communities That Care (DCTC), a

Gaile Dupree is the Coordinator for Draper Communities That Care.

coalition formed to help the community take a proactive role in the success of its young people by addressing the risk and protective factors within the community and in turn promoting healthy behaviors. “There’s nothing more important than the youth of our community. They are our future. Unfortunately, some stray into delinquent behavior and substance abuse.  Through Communities That Care, we adopt and implement evidence based strategies to turn the tide and give our youth every opportunity to be successful contributors to their community,” says Draper Chief of Police Bryan Roberts, who brought the organization into the Draper Police Department.  With a village in mind, the coalition brings together diverse groups

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within the community including students, city council members, parents, school officials, faith-based groups and local business leaders,

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with the goal of working together for solutions. Jeremy Piehler, pastor of youth ministries at Draper’s South Mountain Community Church, joined DCTC as a board member because of his 13 years working with young adults. He said Dupree and DCTC are highly invested in making Draper a healthier community. “Gaile is energized, she’s got a vision and she is a good leader. What is important in leadership is the ability to get people on board with the vision and work towards realizing it. That is what Gaile does,” he says. Sustained effort and commitment are keys to a community’s longterm health, he says. “We look around at our prosperous community with its low crime and think all is well, which for most people means they don’t think there is CONTINUED >

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Giving Back

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Move-In Specials! Members of Draper Communities That Care at bike races the coalition helped sponsor this past summer.

work to do,” he says. “But in reality the long term health of a community happens on purpose, not by accident, so there is always work to do.” His role as youth pastor offers him a unique perspective on community problems. “There is no pretense here,” he says. “No white-washed, every-

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thing-is-perfect-here attitude. I see a lot of hurting people and families. DCTC helps communities create an environment for students, teens, and families to thrive.” The foundation of the coalition is data driven and gleaned from sources such as SHARPS (Student Health And Risk Prevention Survey) to determine risk factors specific to Draper. It is also based on prevention science, the philosophy that  when you know what the risks are you can put protective factors in place to prevent the problem. The end goal is to implement evidence-based programs, therefore reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors within Draper. The organization then finds creative ways to address and educate parents and teens on prevention and promoting healthy behaviors. DCTC representatives have been at parent-teacher conferences and sponsored Prescription Drug Take Back day. Recently, DCTC partnered with ParentsEmpowered.org and the High School Mountain Biking Association at a biking event in Draper. In partnering with local bike shops, it provided free bike tune-ups to kids, while also providing “tune-ups” to parents— including a lanyard with tips on substance abuse prevention. Annemarie Christopulos, general manager of Draper’s Treehouse Athletic Club and DCTC board member, believes knowledge is power when it comes to serving the community and keeping it healthy. “Many community residents haven’t been in junior high or high school for 20 plus years and aren’t aware of the substances and pres-

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sures kids are exposed to today.   Participating in DCTC is an education on how to be a better parent, a better business leader, and a better community member,” she says. Interested in volunteering with DCTC? Email Gaile Dupree at DraperCTC@Draper.Ut.Us or visit Draper.Ut.Us


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The Hullinger Family in Maroochydore, Australia, one of their favorite places on their three-month trip.

The Hullinger family enjoy hiking Corner Canyon in Draper.

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n the chilly predawn atop the 10,023-foot Haleakala volcano on Maui, brothers Kellen and Blake Hullinger walked in silence. As the sun rose, the stillness was broken by a group of native Hawaiians chanting a welcome to the new day.  “It was breathtaking. We felt so in the moment. We weren’t caring about our video games … we were just like, ‘Wow!’” says Kellen. “It was crazy awesome,” adds 9-year-old Blake about this highlight from the family’s three-month journey to Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia this past spring. The Draper family, including parents Tamara and Brett, traveled slowly through each area, walking or biking whenever possible, staying with host families and making connections with locals and with each other in active, fun ways. That trip and their philosophy of fitness through fun and connections are detailed in their blog FitFamilyRobinson.com – a play off the adventures of Swiss Family Robinson. “We hope to inspire people,” says Tamara, a university health and wellness lecturer, professional dancer and lifelong advocate for mental and physical well-being. “We are a free resource for families who want to enjoy fitness and adventure. We set out to create a community to connect and motivate each other.” For example, readers might see Tamara in a “Stop the Car and Stretch” video filmed in windy Whangarei, New Zealand on a long road trip, or read an inspirational article on how to plan a family biking trip exploring Zion National Park. “This is not going-to-the-gym-type fitness, but rather a lifestyle of getting out as a family and walking, exploring and being active,” says Brett, a writer, trainer and avid bicyclist. He stresses that family connections made through fitness and travel are vital to a child’s well-being now and in the future.  18

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The Hullinger Family utilizing exercise equipment at their hotel in Maui, Hawaii.

ecting, one n n o c f o l e nother lev g together,” n ti a “This was a e r o g m hikin er different fro . Her boys held onto h a I’ll says Tamar the music. “ to d e y a w s ey r.” gently as th ents foreve m o m e s o cherish th


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“Your kids watch what you do as a parent,” he says. Their trip put that philosophy into action. In one of their favorite places – Maroochydore, Australia – they rode bikes everywhere, frequented local businesses and learned to surf. “We got to know the people who lived there. It made us feel at home,” says Tamara. Connecting also means giving back. As they travel, they offer fitness classes for the community, film free workouts, and the boys play their guitar and ukulele as a thank you to each host family. “It is the mindset that matters, not where you are. Anyone can have a Fit Family Robinson adventure,” says Tamara. The overall emphasis needs to be on fun and connecting that with fitness, she says, citing walking or riding bikes to local eateries as an easy-to-do example. The Hullingers say the trip was a success and that a good attitude prevailed, even while living together 24/7. “We had so many cool experiences that there was no need to argue,” says Kellen. Many of those experiences were documented in educational videos the two boys shared with their school. Calming exercises kept attitudes up, too. Stretching and moving to music at the end of the day was a great way to unwind as a family.  “This was another level of connecting, one different from hiking or eating together,” says Tamara. Her boys held onto her gently as they swayed to the music. “I’ll cherish those moments forever.” 

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Treehouse Athletic Club A Place to Nurture Families, a Place to Nurture Health ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY KELLY ERICKSON

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mall town and home grown is an apt description of the Treehouse Athletic

Club (TAC). Since 1998, it has been an important part of Draper. The club is a gathering place for residents and a leader in healthy and active living. When it opened, 60% of the members had never ever been a part of a fitness club and now this well established, family-centered local business is creating a generational legacy, a place designed for everybody. “There really, truly is something for everybody. We have the kids area, but we have split it up and changed it for different age groups. We are here to help people have healthy life-

Brooke Kittel has been training Jeff Oliver once a week for the past 3 years.

styles for their entire life. It’s a family activity that kids continue to do when they are older. We are going on 18 years in June that we have been open. I have been here since the beginning and see kids that grew up at the

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Members work hard in Raising the Barre, taught by Laura Kate Stika.

Treehouse and are adults who now bring their kids to the club and that is what is pretty exciting to see, generations continuing to come,”

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said General Manager AnnMarie Christopulos.  Bailey Burden is a perfect example of this. She has been coming since she was little, starting in the Nest, the daycare center that starts taking babies as young as 6 weeks old. “Since I was a kid, I have been going to the Treehouse. I have always gone there. I remember going to the Nest. Now when I walk in, I know everyone. It is a small-town feel. Every kid from my high school has a membership.” The small town feel is created by attentive and amiable employees. They know the members and care about them. Linda Frogley has worked at the Treehouse Athletic Club for almost 5 years. At first

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TREEHOUSE ATHLETIC CLUB (CON TI N U ED)

Bailey Burden, a junior at Corner Canyon, has been going to TAC since she was a toddler.

Linda Frogley takes her annual swim, fully clothed, with kids from the club.

Sonny B. greets members who come to get a smoothie at the Juice Tree Cafe.

Jessica Bills (talking to Whitney Sutton) has lost all of her baby weight, plus 5 pounds, by coming regularly to TAC and taking the classes that are offered in the morning.

That love shows. Frogley has become a

“The Kid’s Club is one of the biggest sell-

to lose more than 30 pounds in the last four

ing points of this experience. We are able to

months, bringing me into compliance with

“When I go to Draper City Park to walk my

leave our three kids while we have our own

military regulations and feeling much bet-

dog, I feel like a celebrity, especially during

alone time and workout. The kids like it and

ter overall. TAC has truly been a blessing

baseball season,” she says. The kids who are

they have their own program and they like

in my life. It affords me quick access and

there for baseball games will enthusiastically

the activities,” said Phil Downing.

short travel time between my home and

rock star of sorts in the kid community.

greet and hug her.

“And we don’t have to schedule an appoint-

work,” says White.

Every summer the club throws an anniver-

ment. We can just come and they are always

Treehouse Athletic Club is about health

sary ice cream pool party at the end of June

available. I feel like we are dating again before we

and wellness, not about image. It really is a

and, like clockwork, Frogley  will get thrown

had kids. It’s a great value,” says Phil's wife Marny.

small town, homegrown business. And be-

The Juice Tree Cafe is another part of the

cause it is small, the staff notices if someone

into the pool by a gaggle of kids. “It is an unofficial kid tradition. I get thrown

club to help members be successful in health.

into the pool every single year. They don’t think

Gerald White, a military serviceman, has uti-

I am expecting it, but I plan. I put my phone

lized this as a part of his health journey.

has not come for a while. “If you are looking for social accountability, this is the place because you are going to

away and wear waterproof mascara,” she says.

“I would never eat breakfast, but I now

be noticed for your hard work. You don’t slip

The Downing family recently joined the

enjoy high protein vegetable and fruit

through the cracks so easily,” says Frogley. It

Treehouse Athletic Club because of conve-

smoothies and low calorie options to start

is a great place to get healthy, make friends,

nience and ease of use.

my day. The Treehouse staff has helped me

and be a part of the Draper community.

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Page Turners

Newton's BOOK NEWS OUTSTANDING PICTURE BOOKS

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f You're a Robot and You Know It, by David A. Carter, is another

are eleven animals including a lion, zebra and elephant. The right side

winner from a favorite pop-up engineer. This delightful book is a trib-

of the open book features the animal and the left side of the page has

ute to the familiar song, "If You're Happy and You Know It" and can

the animal's name and description. You can easily mix up the ani-

easily be sung to the tune but with lyrics about this musical robot. It

mals, thereby mixing up the names. This is clever and often hilarious!

begins, "If you're a robot and you know it, clap your hands." By pulling

The Ultimate Pirate Handbook (Everything You Need to Know

the tab, a robot claps his hands. From there, differently adorned and

About Pirate Life), by Libby Hamilton, Mathieu Leyssenne and Jason

adorable robots jump, beep and shoot laser beams. There's also a

Kraft, is a hilarious and irreverent look into the life of a pirate. There is

free Musical Robot song to download.

information about their traditions, ghost ships and even their decor.

Pop-Up Dinosaur ABC, by Robert Crowther, showcases twenty-six di-

The book is full of flaps that reveal secrets only known to pirates and a

nosaurs representing the initial sound of each with a giant capitalized let-

double-page spread of a pirate captain that, by lifting a leg tab, you can

ter. Each of these letters is placed in a row of three per page. Each has a

create his peg leg. The final page is a pop-up featuring actual pirates.

backdrop of white which emphasizes the letter. And each letter has a dino-

What Pet Should I Get?, by Dr. Seuss, exemplifies an original Seuss

saur either pop out or slide out along with descriptions and pronunciations.

story that was found by his widow. The pictures, which Seuss often

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton, has

recycled, resemble the sibling protagonists from One Fish Two Fish Red

recently been reissued to celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary.  This

Fish Blue Fish and seem to have been written prior to that book, in

classic picture book was first published in 1939, but the story still res-

the late 1950s or early 1960s. The clever rhyming patterns create some

onates today. Mike Mulligan has to compete with modern technolo-

humorous situations as the siblings attempt to collaborate on normal

gy as his steam shovel is passed over for more modern shovels. But

or abnormal pets. And as is a Seuss tradition, the ending is a surprise.

Mike ultimately wins the day in this beloved story. The end pages

Be sure to check out the “Notes from the Publisher” found at the back

dissect a steam shovel's components.

which features pictures of the author's favorite pets while growing up.

Welcome to the Neighborwood, by Shawn Sheehy, is an intri-

Disney Movie Posters: From Steamboat Willie to Inside Out,

cately engineered pop-up book that magnifies seven different wood-

by Kevin Luperchio, is a beautiful over-sized book featuring original

land animals and showcases how they depend on each other. The

posters from Disney's original artwork publicizing these movies. Each

last page symbolizes the majesty and interdependence of all seven

poster is on the full page conveying gorgeous original art. This is the

animals. Children of all ages can learn much from this beautiful book.

perfect book to place on family room coffee tables.

Flip Flap Safari, by Axel Scheffler, is a fun and somewhat giggly board book that allows youngsters to create their own invented ani-

Holly is a local children's book reviewer and writes at NewtonsBook.com

mals by merely flipping a top half or bottom half of a sturdy page. There

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have some very good friends who have a curious annual tradition. The celebration actually begins in early December at Christmastime,  as they gather together as a family to carefully and creatively fabricate elaborate gingerbread houses.  Each member designs his or her  own gingerbread masterpiece, taking care to make the structure sound. Literally hours are spent as blocks of gingerbread are stacked and cemented together with sticky white frosting. Peppermints, gum drops, candy canes and various other goodies and sweets are used to adorn these amazing creations. After placing the final finishing touches and the frosting hardens, each gingerbread creation is placed in a position of honor around the house so all can appreciate its splendor during the entire festive month. Then, on December 31, the family regathers--this time with a different type of anticipation.  Jeans and parkas are worn instead holiday clothes.  The Christmas carols are replaced with music that’s a little livelier as the gingerbread houses are all taken down from their various locations.  Then, each gingerbread house is rigged and stuffed with fireworks and taken outside to a large open space.  With steam streaming from their mouths, family members stand  outside to await the New Year.  When the clock finally strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, those

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beautiful gingerbread creations explode, and are destroyed and burnt as the family cheers on. Personally, I love this tradition. Besides being a great way to spend time with the family and create memories, it is a pertinent reminder of what January is and what it means and of the need to let go or “destroy” those things in your life that weigh you down. It speaks to a new beginning.  In previous New Year holidays, I have felt an unspoken internal pressure. Somehow, in the post-holiday fatigue and fog, I am expected to generate and add a long list of New Year’s resolutions to my already hectic life. By February, those good intentions are often discarded with an aftertaste of failure. Perhaps a more productive focus would be symbolized by this gingerbread tradition. Instead of increasing my to-do list, I can remove something. I can ask: What habit or behavior can I eliminate that detracts from my mental, physical, social, or spiritual well-being? What can I give up? These questions will help identify an action that holds me back--that I wish to be free from. And then, when I find that habit or behavior that I have been holding so tightly onto, I need to remember the final act of those carefully constructed gingerbread houses, and “blow the roof " off of it, off of all the bad habits, off the things I want to let go of, while my loved ones cheer me on.  Happy New Year!


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