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Residents Encouraged to be Wild Aware By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com

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ild Aware is hoping to help residents to become not only more aware of wildlife, but also more aware of what is normal behavior for animals, before calling authorities. Founded in 2009, Wild Aware is a Hogle Zoo, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State University Cooperative Extension. The collaborative effort was created by zookeeper Stephanie Jochum-Natt after attending several conferences about humans and predators. “I started to notice that the problem is not going away. It’s getting bigger and bigger because the wildlife is all across the U.S. and Canada. More and more states and Canada are starting to come up with these living with wildlife programs,” Jochum-Natt said. “We were doing an event here at the zoo called Predator Awareness and making connections with the Division of Wildlife Resources. And we realized we just didn’t have that in Utah.” The creation of Wild Aware was also spurred by the death of Samuel Ives, an 11-year-old boy who was killed by a black bear in 2007 near the Timpooneke Campground in American Fork Canyon. “I knew it was time to start bringing everyone together,” Jochum-Natt said. “Luckily everyone who got involved was very interested in making this happen.” According to Jochum-Natt, the purpose of Wild Aware is to serve as an education program to try and help people coexist, preserve the wildlife by keeping them wild and reduce the nuisance animal calls. “Ninety to 99 percent of times when animals become a nuisance, it’s usually due to human behavior, not wildlife behavior. The only thing they’re trying to do is find what they need: shelter, water and food,” Jochum-Natt said. “If someone is putting out sticky buns or corn for the deer in the backyard because they think it’s really cute, why would the deer leave? Why would they find wild food?” Jochum-Natt said if the deer were able to travel on their migratory routes, which will

Wild Aware is a collaborative effort of the Hogle Zoo, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State University Cooperative Extension. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)

happen in the fall, they could walk through neighborhoods and backyards and everyone could watch at a distance. “They put their trash away. They don’t leave fallen food on the ground. They keep their pets inside,” Jochum-Natt said. “Then these animals could stay wild and continue their move. It’s when they find something in those neighborhoods, why would they leave?” The big issue when people call in nuisance animals is the animal is either moved or destroyed. The Wild Aware program conserves wildlife, protects people’s safety and helps reduce the nuisance problems, the human-to-wildlife conflicts. “Instead of calling it a conservation program, it’s more of a human safety program,” JochumNatt said. The Wild Aware website, wildawareutah. org, lists several local animals and provides information on how to prevent them from becoming a nuisance. There is also a wildlife emergency link for situations that are an immediate danger. Jochum-Natt described an example of an immediate danger as a cougar

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lying on a front porch for more than an hour or a buck that is running loose in the neighborhood while everyone is leaving for work. “It constitutes something that is an immediate injury or death to you and/or the animal,” JochumNatt said. “It’s potential danger for someone’s safety or even the wildlife’s safety.” Jochum-Natt also says not all animal situations pose an immediate danger. “If a moose in a backyard is eating a bush or trees and then it gets up and walks away, (it’s a) great experience,” Jochum-Natt said. Wild Aware also brings its message to the public through different programs. There is a program specifically designed for schools based on the fourth-grade curriculum. “The zoo’s education department, we travel to schools throughout the state and give this program that emphasizes being wild aware, not taking things home, not trying to pet them, not trying to feed them. Just the basics,” Jochum-Natt said. “We also do programs for Scouts, for church groups, neighborhoods, HOAs.” To learn more about Wild Aware and its efforts, visit wildawareutahorg. l

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Holladay Finishes First Ever Summer Concert Series By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com


he Holladay summer concert series wrapped up on Sept. 17 with a show from Michael Chipman and Melinda Kirigin-Voss. This was the first year the free concerts were held at City Hall Park through a partnership of Holladay Arts Council and Excellence in the Community. “Excellence in the Community, we pay them but they actually have their own program where they’re bringing the finest of Utah musicians to venues. They do the Gallivan Center and the Viridian,” Margo Richards, liaison with Holladay City and Salt Lake County, said. “They make the connections. They also make the connections with the sound and lighting people and bring that. They are a nonprofit and they also have funders.” The idea of working with Excellence in the Community to provide the free concerts came about because the Holladay Arts Council was already stretched thin. “The arts council was really small. They wanted another event but they didn’t have the man power to bring and do another event because the Blue Moon (Festival) and arts show takes so much time,” Richards said. “So this was a way to elevate what we’re bringing to the city without having to pay for it. It was using people with the knowledge and the

connections.” Richards said the council and others involved anticipated this year being a try-out year. The first concert, which was held May 21 and featured Cityjazz Big Band with Katrina Cannon, did not have good weather. It had been raining for 24 hours before the concert started and only cleared up an hour or two before it began. Only between 100 and 200 people attended. “I think when we’re starting something new, no one knows what to expect. That was normal. The second one we did in conjunction with the refugee art show that we did. That was kind of to bring the crowd there,” Richards said. “The third one was with the Blue Moon (Festival) so of course there’s a huge crowd but you don’t really know. I do think there was really good music. It was good quality in art and music.” The plan is to continue the concert series next year but have a concert every week instead of every month. The hope is the weekly line-up will generate larger crowds and have a wider variety of music. Richards said the Holladay City Council has not yet voted on next year’s budget but the plan is to have the city provide an investment

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Local Friend, Neighbor, Former Teacher and Politician Receives Prestigious Award By Carol Hendrycks | carol@mycityjournals.com

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Representative Carol Spackman Moss received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award. (Carol Spackman Moss/carol@mycityjournals.com)


ach year, the Utah Democratic Party nominates and honors a woman for her long-term commitment to the Democratic Party and the community and who upholds the tireless efforts Eleanor Roosevelt established in the 1930s. State Rep. Carol Spackman Moss has accepted this call and will be receiving the Eleanor Roosevelt Award Oct. 5 at the Falls Event Center in Salt Lake City. Spackman Moss will share the award with past recipients such as Party Chair Meghan Holbrook, Rep. Patrice Arent, Sen. Karen Mayne, former Sen. Paula Julander, and former Utah First Ladies Norma Matheson, Jill Love and Lucy Beth Rampton.  According to Holly Mullen, Salt Lake City communications deputy director for Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, it is not hard to understand how Spackman Moss is most deserving of this award. Mullen is one of the individuals who nominated Spackman Moss. Mullen’s background and friendship with Spackman Moss started years back when she was a student of Moss’s at Olympus High School. Mullen explained how she, a 15-yearold girl, was drawn to Moss and her energy and enthusiasm in engaging and challenging students to reach beyond their limits. Mullen said during Spackman Moss’s 33 years of being a teacher, she provided a strong voice for bettering the lives of both youth and teachers. She was active in the Utah Education Association, mentored future politicians and has served the last 16 years with the Utah House of Representatives. Mullen said Moss demonstrates passion and commitment to public service. She is an advocate for youth, women and many diverse organizations. She is a board member of Prevent Child Abuse Utah, the Salt Lake

County Commission on Youth and the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund. “Eleanor Roosevelt and Representative Spackman Moss both dedicated their professional lives to serve others, fostering human rights and supporting women in education,” Mullen said. Mullen has the honor of presenting the award to Spackman Moss and said she is looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Spackman Moss said she is excited and humbled to be part of the list of notable woman who have come before her in receiving the award. She also fully believes that young people are the future and that is why she promotes civic involvement wherever she goes. Spackman said she is using her experience, education, wisdom and platform in the legislation to focus on laws that secure funding for bullying and hazing. She is also working to continue ongoing funding for a teacher mentoring program the Salt Lake City School District has implemented to train and retain quality teachers. She has also turned her focus on drugoverdose epidemic. She recently sponsored House Bill 11, which protects people who call for help for someone who is overdosing. She also helped pass a law that allows people to possess Naloxone, a lifesaving drug that can reverse an overdose to prescription painkillers and heroin.  Spackman Moss and her spouse, Bob, are residents of Holladay. She enjoys spending time with their three daughters, two sons and six grandchildren. She is also loves traveling, reading, cycling and politics. She appears at many speaking engagements and finds time to attend and support many Holladay City events.  l

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Spring Lane Sidewalk Completed in Time for School Year By Carol Hendrycks | carol @mycityjournals.com


n Aug. 25, Holladay City and local school officials held a ribbon-cutting event in front of Café Madrid to celebrate the completion of the Spring Lane sidewalk project. New sections of sidewalks on the south side of the street were added in front of over two dozen properties, which has resulted in a continuous sidewalk from 1300 East to Highland Drive. The continuous sidewalk significantly improves pedestrian safety, especially for school children walking to several schools in this area of the community. The event was marked by the installation of two metal plaques into sections of the walk on each end of the project honoring the efforts of Clarence Kemp, recently retired city engineer, who was instrumental in obtaining vital funds from the state. “His efforts greatly reduced the overhead costs in order to make the project a reality,” Paul Allred, community development director for the city of Holladay, said. City Manager Gina Chamness and Councilmember Pat Pignanelli thanked all those who worked to complete this project, including contractor Tom Nielson of Cottonwood Builders for working on a tight deadline. Kemp officially cut the ribbon over the plaque in his honor.​ l

Clarence Kemp, retired city engineer, cuts the ribbon to open the Spring Lane sidewalk project. (Carol Hendrycks/City Journals)


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Community Members Encouraged to Say Boo to the Flu By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com


ommunity Nursing Services (CNS) is offering flu shots at various schools during their annual Say Boo to the Flu program. In its fifth year, Say Boo to the Flu has provided hundreds of flu shots to community members throughout the state. “We wanted to reach out to the public and administer and provide flu shots for the general public and we figured a good way to do that would be in the school system,” Kristy Brower, former director of CNS, said. “That was our focus.” Cory Fowlks, the current director of CNS, said they reach out to school districts to provide the program and after a relationship has been established, the hope is the school districts would invite them back the next year. “We’d love to be in any school that would have us,” Fowlks said. Brower explained the program is primarily in elementary schools because the elementary schools provide a good introduction and capture a large number of community members. “There’s a lot of feeder schools, lots of elementaries that go into junior highs and junior highs that go into high schools,” Brower said. “We can capture the students at an elementary or junior high level, we then pretty much capture the families in the community and surrounding area.” CNS tries to correspond the days they’re in the schools with another school event that will draw a large number of families, such as back-to-school night or parent-teacher

conferences. “Ultimately we’re there as on option for someone while they’re there meeting with teachers or parents, after they finish or before. They ultimately come to our table. We are

able to capture their information, including insurance,” Fowlks said. “We’re able to help those who are unable to pay due to being uninsured or under-insured. Then after we capture that information, we administer the vaccine, give them something sweet and then send them on their way knowing that we provided a service there.” In addition to providing flu shots, the Say Boo to the Flu program is able to give the schools $2 for every shot that is billed through insurance. “We don’t necessarily consider that a fundraising event but rather money that the school or the district might be able to use at their discretion, as an advantage and benefit for having us there,” Fowlks said. Residents don’t need to have students enrolled in the school in order to participate in the flu shot program. Anyone six months and older can get a flu shot. “We consider these community events, the idea that we are serving these populations that are there and who are showing up. That includes school staff, the families, the grandparents,” Fowlks said. “We don’t turn people away.” If community members are unable to attend the Say Boo to the Flu event in their neighborhood, they can also get their flu shot at the CNS Immunization Clinic, 2820 South Redwood Road West Valley City. To see when the clinic is open, visit cns-cares.org or call 801-207-8777. l


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There’s a New School in Town By Carol Hendrycks | carol@mycityjournals.com


ust one week into school, Emily Merchant, executive director for the new Wasatch Charter School on Holladay Murray Road, said she is thrilled with how the school has been received by the community. The new school has 540 enrolled students, which includes kindergarten through eighth grade and students from several counties, and also embraces children with learning disabilities. According to Merchant, the school curriculum and model is based on the Waldorf Education Model, which provides a learning

closely together to help create an environment that inspires the social interaction critical to producing the creativity and child development that is reflected in this academic approach. The campus is inviting and fits in well with the outdoors. The indoor areas and classrooms are open, well-lit spaces with color schemes that were specifically chosen to encourage calm but creative spaces. “We created an environment where children can really flourish, which is a key objective for art and movement to blend together,” Merchant said.

“We created an environment where children can really flourish, which is a key objective for art and movement to blend together.” environment with lots of movement, a focus in the arts and music and a collaborative staff that teaches with a holistic approach. The philosophy behind this model emphasizes imagination in learning, integrating intellectual, practical and artistic development, which was introduced and founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1919. This is the first Utah school to adopt this approach to learning via creative play, with elementary education focused on artistic expression, social interaction, critical reasoning and empathic understanding. During the tour Merchant provided, all students were engaged in hands-on projects or watched their teacher demonstrate an activity. Collaboration among teachers and staff plays a key role in the success of this curriculum, Merchant said. The faculty, which includes 26 teachers, administrative staff and building developers, also works

Merchant holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from the University of Utah and a master’s in education from Antioch University with a focus on administration and Waldorf teaching. She said is excited to have her own three children attending the school as well in eighth, fifth and second grades. Merchant said children are thriving and enjoy telling her about their day. Merchant says the school is still under construction in some areas, but they are moving through concerns just like any new school or business would. Merchant said they are looking forward to having a public open house very soon and invites the surrounding communities to stop by to experience a truly one-ofa-kind school in Utah. l

Third-grade teacher Rober Macdonald greets one of his new students. (Rober Macdonald/City Journals)

Wasatch Charter School opened its doors for the first time this fall. (Carol Hendrycks/City Journals)

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Granite Superintendent Wins Statewide Honor By Tori La Rue | tori@mycityjournals.com


he Utah School Superintendents Association selected Granite School District’s Martin Bates as Utah Superintendent of the Year for 2016–17. “It really is an honor,” Bates said. “The 41 superintendents in the state are great women and men, and we all work really hard. To be honored and recognized by them and be able to represent them is an honor.” Bates was notified of the award in September, and he will represent the state at a national superintendent conference in February where he will be in the running for the National Superintendent of the Year title. It’s not by chance that Bates was selected as Utah’s representative, Terry Shoemaker, executive director of the state’s superintendent association, said. The 41 superintendents in the state are a close-knit bunch, and they realize Bates has much to offer, he said. “He’s just one who is thoughtful about policy development,” Shoemaker said. “His ability to coalesce complex issues in an understandable way made him valuable in those development processes.” Bates didn’t plan to be a superintendent, but he did plan for a career in education. His father, grandfather and greatgrandfather were educators, and he said it was his goal to keep that tradition. Early in his career he secured a math teaching job at a Provo alternative high school but took an administrative internship

The Utah School Superintendents Association selected Granite School District’s Martin Bates as Utah Superintendent of the Year for 2016–17. (Granite School District)

with Granite School District when there was an opening. “I love it at Provo, but I figured I’d enjoy working with 1,500 kids more than just working with 180,” he said. Bates went on to hold administrative positions in Provo and Salt Lake City school districts before returning to Granite as the assistant superintendent over administrative and legal services. In 2010 Bates was promoted to superintendent. He said he desires to bring a personal touch to the role

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of superintendent. While he’s in charge of administrative functions, Bates said he doesn’t forget that his job is centered on education and learning that often occurs in classrooms. “What I feel most strongly is that our children are our most valuable possession,” Bates said. “I want to help give them a solid foundation and opportunities to grow and be successful and be contributors to the community. I try to share that.” Bates tries to visit each school during the academic year to observe students’ learning, he said. He hosts town hall meetings at the high schools and runs a blog where he posts Superintendent Snapshots, short video clips in which he talks about news going on in the district. Superintendents across the state support the programs Bates has implemented in Granite schools, according to Shoemaker. Bates invites teachers and administration to make school a learning-based environment instead of a teaching-based environment, where it’s not about the teachers’ performance but about the students’ understanding, he said. Schools who follow this model perform better academically, he added. “It may sound like a little thing, this teaching and learning shift, but I am amazed at how far we have come in a few years,” he said. “It’s been a culture shift.” Incremental differences in education may seem insignificant at first, but Bates said he can reminisce on seven or 15 years at Granite School District and see that their faculty, staff and administration are heading in the right direction. l


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Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon Draws Thousands By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com


housands of racers worked their way through Big Cottonwood Canyon on Sept. 10 during the fastest marathon in the state. The Revel Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon has been going on since Dec. 2012 and has grown in popularity for its speed and its beautiful landscape. The Revel Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon was started by Lane Brooks, owner of Revel, and his brother. “It was my brother and I back in 2011, we noticed there were marathons all the way up and down the Wasatch Front and all the way down to St. George but no marathon in the best canyon of all of them, which is Big Cottonwood Canyon,” Brooks said. “We got the idea from there and the first one was December 2012.” After experiencing roadblocks in terms of resistance from stakeholders, the brothers convinced interested parties the marathon would be a valuable city asset. The marathon also donates fees to both the Cottonwood Height Youth Program and the Cottonwood Heights Foundation as a way to give back to the community. The 2012 race had around 1,000 racers. It’s subsequently grown to around 5,000 racers each year. The 2016 men’s division winner was Zachary Cater-Cyker, 31, with a finishing gun time of 2:32:55. In second place was Jacob Gustafsson, 32, with a finish of 2:35:51. Brent Bailey, 30, finished third with a time of 2:36:47. The 2016 women’s division winner was Amanda Blair, 26, with a gun time of 2:53:32. Lyndsy Schultz, 35, was the

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m aYO r ’s m E s s aG E It’s 3pm on Tuesday afternoon and my Journal article is due at the close of business. I usually try to keep my message upbeat, but have struggled to find an appropriate topic. I’ve been immobilized by the tragic news that long-time friend, colleague and City Engineer, Clarence Kemp passed this morning after a valiant 9-month battle with brain cancer. It’s been an emotional day for our city. Though Forsgren Engineers employed Clarence in private practice, he provided direct engineering service to the City of Holladay for 16 years. He, along with the Planning Division, City Council and staff worked together to create and build the community we enjoy today. But the impact Clarence had on physical structures and infrastructure in Holladay pales when compared to the impression he made on the lives of those he worked with. He was competent, committed, passionate, and quite simply, the kindest man you could ever have the privilege to work with. He was one of those guys that everyone wanted to be around, always positive, smiling, never a derogatory comment to be heard. An interaction with Clarence always left you feeling better than when you began, and in the end, that is an epitaph we can all aspire to. Clarence attended the recent dedication of the Spring Lane sidewalk project that he spearheaded. It took almost 7 years to push through. We are all grateful he was able to join us for the ceremony.

New Holladay Park Ranks #1 for Bond Ballot Request In 1997 and 2006, the Salt Lake County Council placed a ballot request for voters to approve a 10-year General Obligation (GO) bond. Both bonds were approved by voters and proceeds were used to fund Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) related recreational facilities throughout the County. In November 2016, voters will consider a new GO bond to fund the upgrade/maintenance of existing and the building of new recreational facilities. To determine which projects are placed on the ballot, the Salt Lake County Council established an application process. The Council appointed a 17-member advisory board comprised of both community members and municipal mayors from around Salt Lake County to oversee the application process and recommend projects to the Salt Lake County Council for final approval. After much evaluation, the Salt Lake County Council approved a recommended program of projects for the November 2016 recreation bond ballot request.

It was the final project he worked on. He was so happy to see it completed. We placed bronze plaques in the final stretches abutting Café Madrid and 1300 East to honor his contribution. It was a fitting memory for all of us to cherish. The collective light of our city dimmed today, but we know the sun will rise again tomorrow. On behalf of the employees and residents that were privileged to work alongside Clarence, we offer our sincere condolences to Margaret and the entire Kemp family. Rest Peacefully Clarence, –Rob Dahle, Mayor

The City of Holladay’s $2.7 million request to build a new park at Knudsen’s Corner (located at approximately 6200 South and Holladay Blvd) ranked #1 in projects for the SLCO ZAP Recreation Bond ballot request. If the bond request passes, the City plans to move forward with the construction of a nature and history themed multi-use park with a variety of facilities, such as walking paths, a playground, bicycle service amenities, green space, picnic areas, and other features. The proposed park will serve as a gateway to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, bicycle hub for the regional trails, and open space for the community. The City already owns property for the proposed park.

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Urban Deer Open House - October 12 The City recognizes that there is an urban deer population living within the City boundaries. The City has been approached by residents for the past several years seeking help in controlling the deer population. The majority of the complaints received have revolved around the safety issue the deer pose and destruction of property caused by the deer. Several other Cities around the State have also dealt with this issue and have implemented deer mitigation programs. The purpose of the open house is to gather public input regarding the deer issue and to provide the public with information regarding the details of mitigation programs. There will be a representative from the Division of Wildlife Services to answer questions and provide further information. If you are unable to attend the open house and would like to comment on the issue, please feel free to email your comments to Council Member Stewart at mstewart@cityofholladay.com

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016 District 4 – Council Member Steve Gunn 7:00-9:00 pm – City Council Chambers

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Fall Leaf Collection

Raccoon and Skunk Abatement Programs Raccoon and skunk abatement programs return to parts of Salt Lake County: Salt Lake City, Unincorporated Salt Lake County, Holladay, Midvale, and Cottonwood Heights. The USDA’s Wildlife Service Program in Utah will arrange for the removal of humanely caught raccoons and skunks from privately owned live traps FREE OF CHARGE. In order for the animals to be removed, residents MUST live in one of the five jurisdictions. What steps must someone take in order to have the animal removed? 1. Residents must purchase a raccoon/skunk live trap. These can be bought at a store like Home Depot, Lowes, IFA, etc. and typically cost about $50. Traps will remain with the residents and property of those who purchased them. 2. Before placing the trap, call the Urban Hotline for tips on how to capture the animal and make sure the home is within the five jurisdictions participating in the program. On the message machine leave a name, phone number, type of animal and an address (including the approximate north/south and east/west coordinates i.e. 5th south and 10th west) . 3. There will be no weekend or holiday removal of raccoons/skunks. (Traps can be set Sunday night for a Monday pickup, but not Friday for a Saturday pickup) Animals trapped and called in before 7 AM will be picked up that day unless there is high number of calls they will be picked up the next day. 4. An agreement allowing access to the property for said activities will need to be signed by the landowner at or before the time of the first pick-up. The technician scheduling the pickups will coordinate this on an individual basis.

Wildlife Service’s says there are a few things a resident can do to try and dissuade raccoons/ skunks from returning to a home: 1. Do NOT leave food outside – ie. Cat food, bird seed, easily accessible refuse/garbage 2. Remove woodpiles or other debris piles raccoons/skunks can reside in 3. When trapping a raccoon/skunk do not use pet food to capture it. This will help avoid non-target animals such as a neighbor’s cat. These nuisance animals have a serious sweet tooth. Use sweet bait such as Twinkies, or marshmallows, white bread with vanilla extract on it. Additional information: For homeowners not wanting to participate in the setting and purchase of traps there are private pest control companies available through the yellow pages/internet that will provide a full service for a fee. Please don’t wrap the traps in plastic, tarps or blankets, this make access very difficult and can lead to stress and over-heating of the animal. Instead set traps in areas of mid-morning to afternoon shade, with at least two sides of open access. Do not set where other animals, children or pets can cause undue stress on the captured animals. If you have questions, concerns or other wildlife related issues please feel free to call (385) 419-3405 and leave a brief description of your question/issue and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District will start the annual Fall Leaf Collection program on October 1. Holladay residents can pick up one roll of leaf bags, while supplies last at: • Holladay City Hall (4580 S. 2300 E.) • Holladay Lions Fitness Center (1661 E. Murray Holladay Rd.) • Mt. Olympus Senior Center (1635 E. Murray Holladay Rd.) Residents can DROP OFF filled leaf bags from October 15 - November 30 at: • Holladay City South Parking Lot (4624 S. 2300 E.) • Cottonwood Ball Complex (4400 S. 1300 E.) Additional pick-up/drop-off locations can be found on our website: http://wasatchfrontwaste.org/seasonal-services Residents are encouraged to reuse and recycle their leaves by digging/tilling them into their garden, composting them, or using a lawn mower to mulch them into your lawn. This adds nutrients and helps the soil retain moisture. If you choose to bag your leaves, please take them to the locations listed. • Other yard or waste bags CAN BE used as leaf bags. • Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District DOES NOT collect leaves at your curb • DO NOT dump garbage, yard waste, or other items at the leaf bag collection site. • DO NOT put leaves in your recycle can. • Place leaf bags in the designated trailers at area parks, NOT on the ground. The trailers are emptied daily.

interFAith thAnKsGivinG service Please mark your calendar for Sunday November 20th, 2016 for the annual Holladay City Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. The service will be held at the LDS Stake Center located at 2675 East 4430 South “The Pagoda” in Holladay. The service will begin at 6 p.m. The speaker will be author, speaker and recording artist Dan Clark. You may remember Dan as the primary contributing author of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series. You won’t want to miss this year’s service!


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Howard Driggs Celebrates Families By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com

Hundreds of families turned out for the family lunch. (Sarah Madsen/Howard Driggs Elementary)


tudents at Howard Driggs Elementary celebrated families of all shapes and sizes during the annual Family Week. The weeklong event is a national PTA program that local PTAs are encouraged to participate in. “It’s to bring families together. They’ve found that when families are involved in education, the kids are far more successful,” Ginger Vilchinsky, PTA president at Howard Driggs Elementary, said. “We’re concentrating on the family and trying to build up the family, which is part of the purpose of the PTA, and we’re able to help these students accomplish their goals and do better in the school.” Though Family Week has been a tradition at Howard Driggs for several years, Vilchinsky said this year, the PTA has come to realize families come in all shapes and sizes. “We’ve really tried to not just focus on the traditional family but also focus on the family that we have at Driggs,” Vilchinsky said. “Kids have teachers and peers and other leaders in their school community that make up a family unit as well and are there to support them and make them feel like they’re a part of something bigger and important.” Several activities happened during the week to celebrate families. Students drew a family tree to celebrate their individual families. Students then created a flower mural out of their handprints to celebrate their school family. On Sept. 14, Tonyburgers, which is a community partner with the school, donated a dollar for every hamburger sold. Families were encouraged to go and eat as a family. There was also a world map at the school where students could mark where their ancestors came from. The culminating event was a family lunch where parents and other family members could

come to the school and have lunch with their students. “It was really remarkable in the fact that the principal and myself were prepared to have kids whose families couldn’t make it sit with us and we had three students throughout the whole day. We only had three students that needed someone to eat lunch with,” Vilchinsky said. “The other students were incorporated into other people’s families if their own families couldn’t make it. It was truly remarkable to see moms and dads take time off of work and be there supporting their students.” Vilchinsky said the kids love and thrive on the lunch and parents also find it to be a neat thing. “It’s fun for them to be able to come and eat lunch and see their students. I know that I enjoy it, eating lunch with my girls,” she said. “The kids love it. They absolutely love it.” l

Handprints from students celebrate the school family. (Sarah Madsen/Howard Driggs Elementary)

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Titans’ Cross Country Team Making A Run For State By Sarah Almond | sarah@mycityjournals.com


ince the beginning of June, the Olympus High School cross-country team has been running dozens of miles each week to train and prepare for their challenging 2016 season. “We had a 300-mile club and a 500-mile club for June, July and August,” Head Coach Todd Mitchell said. “And we’ve had a bunch of athletes who have met those goals. Then, during the season, and depending on how new the athlete is to running, the kids are putting in anywhere from 20 to 60 miles per week.” The group of 56 has welcomed around 20 new runners to the team this year, many of whom are upperclassmen. “For whatever reason we seem to always have a lot of kids who join their junior or senior year,” Mitchell said. “We’ve got kids who come over from soccer or other sports, so we have a lot of new kids but then we also have 23 seniors. I think that helps a bit, though, because a lot of the new kids who come out have a sports background.” Mitchell believes this pattern of welcoming new, older runners to the team ultimately benefits the Titans, especially when combined with the experience of runners who have been on the team for several years. “Having kids with diverse sports backgrounds and also having students that have been with the program three or four years gives us a lot of good leadership,” Mitchell says. The Titans’ remarkably large group of upperclassmen also highlights one of the challenges Mitchell faces year after year; appealing to and retaining freshman runners. “We have three freshmen girls and three freshmen

Several members of the Titans’ girls team crest a hill at the BYU Invitational on Sept. 3. Head coach Todd Mitchell says this is the strongest the girl’s team has ever been. (Todd Mitchell/Head Coach)

boys, so our whole freshman class is only six kids versus 23 seniors,” Mitchell said. “So it would definitely be beneficial if we could find a way to get more underclassmen running.” Despite the differences in class, the Titans’ cross-country team is pretty evenly split between boys and girls, with 29 runners on the boys team and 27 on the girls. “Our girls team is much deeper than we’ve ever been, which is a definite strength,” Mitchell said. “We probably

have 12 girls that could run varsity against any of the other teams.” In cross-country, the varsity team includes the seven fastest runners of the group. “Our team has never been this strong for the girls,” Mitchell said. “For the boys, we have three really strong front runners and are trying to find our fourth and fifth guys right now.” With a less than a month until the region championship, both the girls and boys teams now have their sights set on one of their biggest goals: to qualify for the state meet on Oct. 19. The Titan boys are training hard to defend their title as region champions and the girls are hoping to also bring the championship title back to Olympus. “We’re really hoping to have a chance to win it.” Mitchell said. “The boys were also third in state last year, so they’d like to improve on that. The girls were seventh last year and so this year their goal is top five.” Mitchell says that because the team has continued to improve with each race this season, he thinks these goals are both attainable and realistic. “As long as we keep improving I think we have a shot at doing really well,” Mitchell said. “If they can continue their trajectory, they will be right where they need to be.” The Titans will compete in the region championship at the Cottonwood Complex on Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. To qualify for the state meet on Oct. 19, the Olympus girls and boys must be one of the top four teams to finish. l

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Skyline’s Success Fueled By Stellar Team ChemisTRY By Sarah Almond | sarah@mycityjournals.com


eptember marked the halfway point for Skyline High School’s girls soccer season. Despite a one-point loss to Utah’s topranked team, Bonneville, in the preseason, the Eagles have had a stellar, undefeated season against region teams. “This season has been awesome,” Senior Captain Maddie Gill said. “We’ve really been able to learn and grow as a team and to have new younger players really step up. It’s been really successful.” This is the first season Skyline has included a freshman team in the program, allowing them to take 15 new freshmen and building an extensive roster of 52 girls total. Several returning players showed up for tryouts at the beginning of August, which Head Coach Yamil Castillo believes has helped to bring experience and talent to a notoriously winning team. “Even though we lost a few good players last year, we have the talent to pick up where we left off,” Castillo said. The Skyline girls are reigning state champions after beating Timpanogos High School 3-1 in the 2015 state tournament. As of Sept. 11, 2016, the Eagles were ranked fifth in the state behind Bonneville, Woods Cross, Alta and East — all teams that are not in Skyline’s 4A region. Still, several early season wins indicate a good probability that the Eagles will keep their reign as champions at the 2016 state tournament in early October. “Murray High School is the hardest competition we have,” Castillo said. “We beat them a few weeks ago, and they were the only loss that we had last year.” The Eagles beat the Spartans 3-1 on Sept. 1. Both Castillo

and Maddie believe this win was vital in improving the confidence of several less-experienced players, which ultimately boosted the team’s overall moral and encouraged each player to work even harder. “Having to replace such a dynamic duo from last year has been a challenge,” Castillo said. “But we’ve had several players fill in. Cassidy Orr is only a sophomore, but she has been fantastic; she’s been our leading scorer.” In addition to Orr, Castillo is noticing several other younger players stepping up to the challenge of filling the void left by last year’s graduated seniors. “We have a lot of young players,” Castillo said. “But they are eager for an opportunity to prove themselves and prove that they can play.” Castillo credits the dedication and determination of his younger players to the positive examples set by experienced upperclassmen. “We have had tremendous leadership from our seniors this year,” Castillo said. “They are amazing leaders and amazing athletes.” Maddie, for example, has played on the varsity team since she was a freshman. She says that she’s seen the younger players

grow tremendously in confidence and skill since the beginning of the year. “It’s been difficult filling the shoes of the forwards that left,” Gill said. “But as our forwards this year have played more through the season, I’ve seen them start to have that confidence and be ready to fill those shoes, which is comforting because that’s what they need to do and that’s what they are capable of doing.” Despite the players’ differences in age, talent and experience, Maddie says that Skyline’s culture of working as a united team and working hard to improve as individuals will aid in the Eagles’ goal of claiming the state title yet again in 2016. “Since I was a freshman at Skyline, we’ve had this sayingslash-acronym,” Maddie said. “It’s chemisTRY: the t-r-y in chemistry stands for ‘take responsibility for yourself.’ And I think by taking responsibility for our own actions, we are able to better connect as a team and rely on each other as teammates.” The Eagles play their last region game at Olympus High School on Oct. 6. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. and the pitch is located on the south side of the school. State tournament playoffs begin on Oct. 11 at various home locations. Visit uhsaa.org for more information. l

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Olympus High School Girls’ Tennis Team Mentally Ready To Defend State Title By Sarah Almond | sarah@mycityjournals.com

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Senior co-captain Sabrina Longson and head coach Kevin Watts are all smiles after Longson won her match at the 2015 State Tournament. Longson and her fellow teammates are eager to dominate the courts again at the 2016 State Championships on October 5 at the Liberty Park tennis courts. (olympushighschoolathletics.com)


or the Olympus High Schools girls tennis team, the 2016 season has been one of both remarkable mental growth and historic success. “The team is about as strong as you can get this year,” Head Coach Kevin Watts said. “We’ve played all of the big teams and all of our kids are particularly strong this year.” The Titans had more than 90 girls come out for the season, which began in early August. Though the team’s roster is now around 80, the Titans are still one of the biggest teams in their 4A region. “We don’t cut any girls because we want these girls to love to play the game — particularly the ones who are in the ninth grade who will be with us for four years,” Watts said. “We just encourage them all to come.” This is Watts’ fifth season as head coach for the Titans tennis team. For Watts, who’s played and coached tennis for several decades, one of the best parts of coaching has been watching the talent of his program constantly improve. “The girls are much stronger and we’ve noticed even since last summer that they are more mentally able and more mature,” Watts said. “They deal with pressures a lot better; just mental maturity of these girls has been quite noticeable.” Senior Co-Captain Sabrina Longson has also noticed the group’s mental change. She says that though it wasn’t always easy, improving their mentality has enabled the Titans to stay focused on the court. “We’ve worked very hard with our girls and saying ‘this is between you and the ball, and not the girl on the other side of the net. You’ve got to be able to create that zone in your head,’” Watts said. By focusing on this goal the Titans are better able to control their mentality about the game and dominate on the court. “We’ve all been working hard on our mental game and being strong mentally throughout the match,” Longson said. “I also think the older girls have been a good example to the younger girls

mentally, so that has helped a lot.” Though Watts is incredibly happy with the leadership on his team, he largely credits the parents of his players for this positive growth. “The credit goes to the families of these girls,” Watts said. “We encourage them to play, but the real powerhouses are the moms and the dads. They are the ones who got these girls involved in tennis and who help make the culture.” The Olympus team has won back-to-back state championship titles. Watts believes that, when paired with their newfound mentality, the group’s talent and experience will help them to defend their title again this year. “It’s amazing the athletic ability that some of these kids have,” Watts said. “They are eager to take the coaching instruction, which is really good to see, and it’s been quite encouraging seeing their commitment.” For players like Sabrina, the dedication and commitment from the girls is something that makes the Titans team so unique. She says this is part of the Olympus culture and, as a senior leader, she is working to carry on a tradition that has been established by the leaders before her. “It’s always fun to talk to the girls about how they see the team,” Sabrina said. “Because I see it in a different way than some of the other girls, so it’s nice to understand how they feel and what I can do to make them feel more comfortable.” The friendships and camaraderie that developed amongst the team this year have also been a highlight for Sabrina. She said that being on the varsity team and being part of a fun group has been the best part of the 2016 season. “We all get along really well and everyone is happy with each other,” Sabrina said. “It’s just been fun being a part of such a good group.” The Titans are looking forward to defending their title at the state tournament beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Liberty Park tennis courts located at 900 South 700 East near downtown Salt Lake City. l

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o mother wants to hear her child speak the words “I want to die.” But for parents of children battling depression, that is a fear. And for me, it became a reality when one of my own children was struggling and needed help. It was 10:30 p.m. one summer night when my son came to me and shared his thoughts of suicide. Aimee Winder Newton As a mother, I am so grateful that he was willing to County Council District 3 speak up. But I didn’t know what to do or who to call. Mental illness is one of those “taboo” subjects in our culture, and we really need to change that. We also need to take seriously our teens crying out for help. My son is very brave and has allowed me to share his story so that others can get the help they need. After this particular incidence, I learned that the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute or “UNI” has a crisis line. This line is staffed with trained counselors 24/7. You can call anytime and have a live person answer the call. It is also anonymous. But how many of us know this phone number? I didn’t. This is why I am determined to see that we have a three-

Suicide Rates Prompt Crisis Line Discussion digit phone number that can be used to go directly to a crisis line statewide. Across the state there are 19 different crisis lines, many with limited hours and staffing. This past month, I invited Missy Larsen, chief of staff for Attorney General Sean Reyes, and state Rep. Steve Eliason to present to our county council on this issue. They spoke of Utah’s suicide rate (5th highest in the nation), and discussed how suicide is now the number one killer of Utah teens. The rate of suicide by seniors is also climbing in Utah. These leaders, as well as state Senator Daniel Thatcher, have been involved in developing the SAFEUT app. Youth are able to report unsafe behavior at school or other behavioral healthrelated issues and get help. We had several mayors and city officials present at our council meeting who expressed support for this initiative. Some tearfully shared stories of loved ones or city residents who have needed help. This truly is a crisis in our community. I believe there is incredible consensus and

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Egyptian Theater


he Egyptian Theatre in Park City has a lot to celebrate in the upcoming weeks. On October 10 at 8 p.m., The Egyptian will host the band Firefall to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Park City Performances calling The Egyptian home. Park City Performances has provided programming for the longtime community staple since 1981. Firefall has toured with some of the biggest names in the business: Fleetwood Mac, The Band, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Heart, Electric Light Orchestra and the Marshall Tucker Band. With a performing span that has lasted more than 40 years, Firefall has some serious credentials under its belt including three certified gold albums, two platinum albums and 11 charttopping singles. The band’s biggest hit, “You are the Woman” has been played on commercial radio more than seven million times. Leading up to the 35th anniversary, The Egyptian will feature “Thriller” by Odyssey Dance Theatre. “Thriller” is a ghoulish annual tradition that will help set that Halloween mood with its mystifying and mesmerizing dance of monsters and maniacs. The Egyptian will also be celebrating its 90th birthday with a performance with local sensation Kurt Bestor. That’s right! That’s 90 years of providing thrilling live entertainment to the tourists and locals who love Park City and the arts. Then, from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8, The Egyptian will host American pop culture icon Village People. But perhaps the greatest accomplishment of The Egyptian is the fact that the world-renowned and unparalleled Sundance Film

Festival has held its marquee events at The Egyptian since Sundance rebranded back in 1985. During the days of the film festival, The Egyptian marquee and sign becomes the most photographed sign in the world. The Egyptian, as a performance venue, has existed in many variations in the area since the building and opening of the Park City Opera House in the late 1800s. But, a fire leveled the theatre in 1898, along with most of the town. In 1922, a new theatre was built on the site of what was called the Dewey Theatre. Influenced by the recent discovery of King

Tut’s tomb, The Egyptian Theatre opened on Christmas Day, 1926. Supervised by an Egyptologist, The Egyptian Theatre was adorned with lotus leaf motifs, scarabs, hieroglyphics and Egyptian symbols of life and happiness. Park City was once again flush with a first class showplace, this time for films and live performances. During the next several decades, the theatre underwent several cycles of demise and rebirth. But like the majestic phoenix of legend, the theatre was reborn from the ashes of tragedy to provide the community a gathering place for high quality, social, intimate, if not slightly irreverent, live entertainment options for all. Every week, the theatre fills the stage with wonders to behold ranging from comedies, to live music, to community events and dance performances. The Egyptian helps to make a night out in Park City unforgettable. “The Egyptian Theatre is a community asset dedicated to enriching lives through the performing arts,” The Egyptian mission statement reads. And, enriched it has. Upcoming acts of note include the Blind Boys of Alabama, British Invasion, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Robert Earl Keen, The 2017 Sundance Film Festival and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. Details about upcoming shows, times, events and pricing can be found at http://www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org/ or call 435-649-9371. The Egyptian is proudly located in historic Park City at 328 Main Street. l




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Sadler & Wilson


t’s all about family at the law firm of Sadler & Wilson – Utah’s only mother-daughter law firm. Attorneys Cindy Morris Sadler and Emily Sadler Wilson focus their practices exclusively in the area of planning and administering estates. Estate planning is easier than most people think and it gives families peace of mind. Cindy and Emily listen carefully to each client’s wishes and work with each client to draft the documents necessary to make sure the client’s goals and desires are followed. According to Cindy, most estate plans include these four important documents: (1) a Revocable Living Trust, (2) a Last Will and Testament, (3) a Durable General Power of Attorney, and (4) a Health Care Directive. It is the goal of Sadler & Wilson to provide the documents needed for each client’s unique situation – from the simplest estate to complex arrangements. They also help families through simple probate and guardianship proceedings. Sadler & Wilson Law is ready to help with any phase of estate planning. They are available for free initial consultations to discuss estate planning options with previously planned estates or never planned estates. They can review old documents from other law firms and help with revisions or amendments. Most work is done on a flat fee basis with a “no surprise bill” policy. Cindy has been practicing law for 30 years. Not only does she have a law degree from the University of Utah, she

Estate planning is easier than most people think and it gives families peace of mind. also received a degree in journalism. This enables her to draft easier-to-read documents. After working in a downtown law firm, Cindy established her solo practice in 1987. She has always focused on estate planning and probate. “Our goal is to have clients leave the office with all the estate planning

documents they need to meet their goals. We also want clients to understand what they have signed,” explains Cindy. Prior to practicing law, Emily worked in the KSL Television newsroom as a producer and an assignment editor. She also taught ballet to children in the Tanner Dance Program for many years. She graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2006 with the intent to join her mother in the field of estate planning. “It was an inspiration to see how my mother was able to help people organize their affairs to take care of their loved ones,” says Emily. Emily was a volunteer with the Court Visitor Program in the Third District Court. Sadler & Wilson have two home office locations in East Millcreek (3770 South 3060 East) and Holladay (3930 South 2250 East). They are also available to meet in the clients’ homes. Cindy Morris Sadler and Emily Sadler Wilson are dedicated to helping individuals and all types of families by planning their estates, as well as making the probate and guardianship process stress-free. Their clients often remark that these attorneys make the estate planning process easy and that they sleep better at night knowing they have the right documents in place. Sadler & Wilson Law offers free initial consultations. For more information visit www.sadlerandwilsonlaw.com or call 801-274-0062. l

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Activities to Help Kids Understand Halloweens of Long Ago


alloween. It’s a holiday that leaves me confused and mystified. No, it’s not the witches brew getting to me, it’s the evolution of the holiday itself. Take for example this trunk or treat tradition where kids safely walk past parked cars, with cleverly decorated trunks that hold candy lures. Then there are the costumes, which look like characters from PG-13 Disney movies and cost a king’s ransom. Perhaps I am confused because I had to endure candy hunting through my own neighborhood, wrapped up in a coat, with a pillowcase full of hard candy and stale raisins. I wore a costume pieced together from torn sheets, yarn scraps and toilet paper. It seems that the Halloweens of days gone by were much more imaginative and memorable than the picture-perfect, formulated, store-bought ones we are giving our kids today. Perhaps a trip down your own memory lane may prove helpful in gaining perspective. With that in mind, here are five Halloween activities kids need to do to help them better

understand your childhood. 1. Get your pumpkin from a pumpkin patch. This activity is fun and can make for a great yearly tradition. Trudging through row after row of orange to find the perfect gourd delights pumpkin seekers of all ages. Yes, it may cost slightly more than the grocery store’s perfect version, but field pumpkins educate children about where and how we get our vegetables, plus it supports our local farming community. Plus, if you wait until Halloween to carve it, pumpkins make pretty good cookies, too. Visit coupons4utah.com/pumpkin-treats for a recipe. 2. Decorate a Halloween cookie. And, speaking of cookies, no I didn’t say “frost” a Halloween cookie, I said “decorate.” Get out that creativity with Halloween colors, decorative sugars and different shaped cookie cutters. 3. Design a Halloween costume using only items found around the house.

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Things I Learned at the Statue of Liberty


magine the worst family reunion ever. Add some cholera and a couple dozen languages and you’ll get an idea of the conditions immigrants faced when traveling to America in the early 1900s. You think your Aunt Maude is annoying? Imagine being stuffed in a ship’s berth with her for almost two weeks. But then. One morning you step onto the deck and see the Statue of Liberty standing in the New York Harbor, lifting her lamp and welcoming you to America. Breathtaking. The hubby and I visited New York this summer and Lady Liberty was one of our first stops. At 130 years old, and standing 22-stories tall, she continues to attract people from all over the world who view her as a light in the darkness, a symbol of freedom, and the best place to buy overpriced ice cream cones and Statue of Liberty back scratchers. While navigating the crowds on Liberty Island, I learned some things I thought I’d share with you. 1. Selfie sticks need to go. Maybe it’s an evolutionary stage. Maybe in 100 years, our arms will be three feet longer to accommodate our narcissistic self-obsession to document everything we do with a photo. I watched as girls stood in front of Lady Liberty, extended their selfie sticks and took seven or eight dozen pictures, flipping their hair from side to side and making kissy, duck faces at their cameras. By the angle of the phone, I’m sure the statue wasn’t even in the photo. 2. I’m so white. Picture hundreds of people with beautiful


skin colors ranging from ebony to creamy mocha, and everything in between. And then there’s me. Boring white. And not just sorta white. I’m fluorescent-lightbulb-shining-in-anigloo white. And it wasn’t just the skin colors. People streamed past in bright saris, colorful headscarves and multi-colored robes. I stood wearing America’s national uniform of shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers. All I was missing was a fanny pack and tube socks. 3. I’m not good at butting in line. Part of the Statue of Liberty experience was standing in line. For everything. I waited for the restroom, the drinking fountain, the tickets, the ferry and the souvenir Statue of Liberty plastic crowns. But not



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