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BULLYING AWARENESS CLASSES AT BONNEVILLE JR. HIGH SEEK TO PREVENT AND COMBAT BULLYING By Heather Lawrence | email@example.com
onneville Jr. High eighth-graders took part in a bullying awareness lesson during health class at the beginning of the school year. The program is part of a district-wide curriculum aimed at arming students with the skills to stop bullying. As the saying goes, no one likes a bully. But the power imbalances, bad examples and insecurities that create bullies are a constant in society. They get their share of the spotlight in books and on screens. And whether you’re from the “Breakfast Club” generation, the “Mean Girls” generation or the “13 Reasons Why” cyberbullying generation, one place where bullying tends to show up the most is in school. Granite School District wants to be proactive at teaching their students to combat it. Paul Edmonds, LCSW, is a former social worker who for the last six years has worked at the district level ensuring there is curriculum and programs in place to keep kids safe. “The stories about cyberbullying in this generation are not media hype. They are very real. Our bullying awareness presentation has been in place for 13 years. It is a required part of the Utah State Office of Education curriculum. And schools are able to tailor it to meet their needs,” Edmonds said. Materials created at the district level and distributed to students at Bonneville and other schools define bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting Continued on page 5... problems.”
Student body officers at Bonneville Jr. High hold posters showing skills to help prevent and combat bullying. L to R: Talmage Winward, Maya Widdison, Logan Hunick, Spencer Linthorst. (Heather Lawrence/City Journals)
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rin Berrett grew up in nearby Cottonwood Heights. Berrett has been creating art her entire life and has been encouraged through her teachers to continue her artistic skills with how talented she was even at an early age. She often looks back on her life and realizes that she always knew she was going to be an artist — it was just in her soul and who she was meant to be. Berrett worked a job for a few years after college and realized she needed to do what she loved, and that meant dedicating her life to art. The Holladay Arts Council recently named Berrett its Artist of the Month. She started her art career by taking an entire year to just paint and get a large collection of work to start off with. After the year of painting, she started to show her artwork at any and all festivals and any way she could get her art out within the community. Berrett takes special requests throughout the entire year, but says right now is her busiest time of the year because she will be working on numerous special request pieces for Christmas gifts. Berrett sells her art within the community and also sells large pieces in a gallery in Palm Springs. Berrett works on at least four to eight paintings at one time. She says it helps her to not run out of ideas or sit and dig at one painting and possibly make bad decisions. Berrett has an ongoing list of inspiration she will use to paint unique paintings between painting special requests for other people. “It’s so fun for me because then it’s my story, but it’s their story, but they’ve brought me their thing but then it’s hanging on their wall, so they’re telling my story and I’m telling theirs, but it’s such a positive back and forth. When my painting connects to somebody that means a lot to both of us, which is pretty cool. It’s already special to sell something because someone likes your work, but when it means something to them too, I remember the stories from years ago,” she said. Berrett has an extremely strong work ethic and dedicates her life to her work. She works
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Houseguest, 10x8 oil on panel. (Courtesy of Erin Berrett)
every day from 10–6 and if she misses any of that time during the week, she makes it up during the weekend. She believes that a large piece of her success is that this is not only her passion, but her career and she treats it that way. “It really is as fun as it sounds, and I’m living my dream,” she said. She keeps stacks of art books around to always find new inspirations and continues to learn through workshops and classes. When asked about her favorite piece she has ever created, Berrett said, “That is a tricky question because it changes as soon as I finish one — it’s my all-time favorite and I’m never going to sell it and I’ve never done anything better — but then in six months, I have a new one.” She said she had a professor who said to “never sell the firstborn.” “In that he meant if something monumental happened, if something changed in a painting, you should keep that one and hang on to that one for a minute and remember it, because there is often that firstborn where you made a new mark or you made a new move
or you thought about something differently and it affects how you paint from that point on. So those are my favorites, those that feel like the firstborn, where something feels like something special happens.” Over the years, her artwork has moved from a darker look to a brighter look. She can even look at the style and strokes of her work over the years and see how much she has grown and changed. She states that when looking at her art and trying to determine when a piece is done or needs more work, she likes to walk away from it for a minute and when she comes back to it, she can determine whether it’s saying what she wants it to say. Berrett is a delightful and positive woman with a true desire to bring joy to others lives. She loves spending time with her husband and her taking her dog Phoebe. She is extremely flattered to have earned Holladay’s Artist of the Month. To nominate an artist of the month, email email@example.com. l
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Continued from front page... The curriculum is taught as a “Skill of the Month” in eighth-grade health classes. Prevention specialists from Edmonds’ office come to the school to teach this topic. Health teachers remain in class and are encouraged to apply the information throughout the year during other lessons. “The great thing about this presentation is that it opens the conversation. The dialogue starts between students and teachers,” Edmonds said. Principal Rocky Lambourne says he’s not naïve about the realities of bullying, but sincerely believes it’s an issue they are successfully addressing at Bonneville. “We approach it from the angle of social and emotional learning. Teenagers’ brains are still developing. They’re learning to socialize. They’re exploring language and the power of language. We’re giving them tools to prevent it from ever happening,” Lambourne said. Lambourne knows his students are online and that things can get out of hand. The social media his students use most are “old-fashioned” texting, Twitter and apps like Snapchat and Instagram. But it doesn’t all happen online. Bullying in person is still an issue. That’s where the campaign to be an ally comes is. Posters around the school reinforce the idea that if you see something, say something. Don’t just stand by. Ben Horsley, communications and community outreach director for Granite School District, agreed. “Bullying is always part of the message that we want to get out. Though we can’t control what students do when they leave
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-Ben Horsley, Outreach Director, Granite School District the building, if what happens online with another student impacts the learning environment, we get involved. Many students are surprised to learn that there are consequences to online bullying,” Horsley said. One thing the class teaches is that there are options for students who see or experience bullying. They can talk to a trusted teacher who acts as an advocate and will pass information on to the appropriate people. And Bonneville has a Buddy Box, in both physical form and online. Students who want to report things can do so by putting a note in the Buddy Box. The district also encourages using a free downloadable app created by University of Utah Health called SafeUT. Available on the Apple App Store and also Google Play, this connects anyone in need to a professional crisis counselor, 24/7/365. Students (and anyone else)
can use the app to chat with a counselor, submit an anonymous safety tip about their school or start a call with a counselor. Students and parents are encouraged to download the app and use it whenever they are aware of a safety threat, including, but not limited to, bullying. What matters most is that bullying awareness is working for the students. Happily, the student body officers at Bonneville Jr. High feel that it is. “A lot of times people are just joking around, and at school it can escalate. But I see less (bullying) this year than last year,” said eighth-grader Logan Hunick. “It really isn’t a problem that I can see,” said Maya Widdison, another student body officer. Talmage Winward and Spencer Linthorst agreed. Two of the four students completed the bullying awareness class in September. They were proud to say that their school is working toward preventing bullying. The curriculum aims to give them the skills and language to do it. Still, parents are asked to remember that administrators and teachers can only do so much. Parent involvement is key, whether it’s having a conversation with your child or setting an example. “Schools can’t do it alone,” Horsley said. “If parents set a bad example at home, it undoes everything we’ve taught here. So maybe parents should be more careful of what they say about people while they’re driving. They should be aware of their language and their actions. If the community isn’t involved, we will fail combating this societal problem.” l
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New owners of Soho Food Park bringing improvements to community hotspot By Lindsey Baxter | firstname.lastname@example.org
hree Sharma, Craig Hale and Ben Hale purchased the Soho Food Park from its founders with the vision to maintain its integrity and fun while improving the property for the community. Ben and his family live in the area and have been coming to the Soho Food Park since it opened four years ago. “When the opportunity came up, we grabbed at it and we were really excited about it,” he said. The new owners have already made improvements to the Soho Food Park, including free Wi-Fi for the customers and a Wi-Fi network for the trucks to use as well. The Soho Food Park is also now open six days a week instead of just three; it is open Monday–Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 or 9, depending on when the customers leave. Ben says if customers are there eating and enjoying their time, the trucks are there as well. There is a constant variety of six different trucks each night and Ben wants to continue to mix things up with the scheduling of the food trucks. “Every single update we would want to do has to go through the design review board and the city council has to vote on it. We don’t have approval on anything yet. We are working on the plans now and are in talks with the city to know what we want to do and the few people that we do know are excited about it — it’s a very much open-ended thing. There are certain
physical improvements to this property that we would like to do to improve the experience for the trucks and for the guests,” he said. The improvements to the property are evident as the Soho Food Park has customers every night it is open, and the Wi-Fi is an added bonus for customers and food truck owners. The truck owners love coming to the Soho Food Park, the atmosphere and getting to know the customers, and love seeing regulars come back for their food. Nikki Noguera has been working with her family food truck for four years and has been coming to Soho for the last three years. She loves to taste all the different food from the different trucks as well as get to know the customers. Brad Peck from San Diablo Artisan Churros has been coming to the Soho Food Park for the last month and half and says it is one of their best nights. Jim, a first time visitor, needed to kill some time and had a friend recommend the Soho Food Park. He came and tried a foot-long corn dog. “It was delicious and the atmosphere is pretty cool. Definitely a good night,” he said. Soho Food Park is a place for all people in all walks of life to have a great time. Music fills the background, delicious smells waft through the air and twinkle lights turn on at the exact moment of dusk. The Soho Food Park is a staple of Holladay where everyone is welcome
Aileen and her kids enjoying the treats of Soho Food Park. (Lindsey Baxter/City Journals)
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Granite School District unveils 40 buses with Idle Free Heat technology By Whitney Cox | firstname.lastname@example.org
ranite School District unveiled the first 40 buses in Utah that have been installed with Idle Free Heat technology. “Idle Free Heat is a simple solution to a common problem,” said Joel Ewell, inventor of Idle Free Heat technology. “We idle because we don’t want to be cold. Idle Free Heat directly addresses this problem by allowing bus drivers to turn off their engines and still keep warm. This is all done without using a drop of fuel or producing one ounce of pollution.” Air quality is an ongoing problem in Utah and idling school buses contribute. A single school bus idling for an hour emits 81 grams of nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, PM10, PM2.5 and other pollutants. Not only will the new technology help decrease pollution, but it will also help save on fuel and extend the life of the engines. “Idle Free was born out of my desire to eliminate waste. I hate waste,” said Ewell. Almost two years ago, Joel and his wife Jessica first presented their idea at the annual Clear the Air Challenge. Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) holds a contest annually and grants money to the winners, helping make their ideas become reality. “UCAIR grant program provides funding for businesses and organizations that want to be part of the solution but do not have the means to make it become a reality,” said Thom Carter,
executive director at UCAIR. Rep. Mike Winder first saw Idle Free Heat technology while acting as a judge at the UCAIR competition and he attended the unveiling to show his support. “It’s only 40 buses in Granite School District today, but I hope that grows to be more buses around the state and around the country,” said Winder. The UCAIR grants program began five years ago and has since awarded more than 47 grants, totaling more than 1.1 million dollars. UCAIR provided the grant funding in 2017 for the Idle Free Heat technology to be installed in the Granite School District buses. “I am proud to be a part of it…It is our role to make sure that each Utahn knows their role in making sure that Utah lives up to its potential. Since everyone plays a part in air quality problem, everyone must be a part of the solution. And we are putting our money where our mouth is,” said Carter. At the unveiling, Ewell expressed his gratitude to UCAIR and his passion for clean air. “It’s great to see something you worked so hard on actually come to fruition and start benefitting the community…I wouldn’t be here today without UCAIR. They really do put their money where their mouth is,” said Ewell. If there was one theme at the unveiling, it was revealed by each speaker passionately challenging every single person in Utah to
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Annual Carmelite Fair supports the sisters of the Carmelite Monastery By Lindsey Baxter | email@example.com
he annual Carmelite Fair benefiting the sister nuns of the Carmelite Monastery was held on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is usually held on the third Sunday in September and has been going on for over 30 years. The event started with the Knights of Columbus doing the flag ceremony followed by a prayer by Mother Terese, who is in charge of the monastery. Michelle Beasley, finance chair for the Carmelite Fair for four years, said, “It’s great weather today with live and silent auctions going on. All of the money goes to support the sisters of the Carmelite Monastery. They don’t have any other forms, really — this is their main source of income each year.” Beasley said everything is donated every year, which includes the gifts for the auction, the large raffle prizes (2018 Kia Niro, iPad, cash, camera, Traeger Grill), items to buy, jam, baked goods, down to the profits from the food that is bought to the food itself. Every item at the fair is donated from the community to support the monastery and the sisters. The Knights of Columbus will grow produce and even put money aside every year to buy produce to donate at the fair. The fair is filled with entertainment, food, music, treats, games and drinks. There is an area for kids to play games, earn tickets to win prizes and also a small raffle for prizes just for kids. There is a large seating area for people to
sit and eat while being entertained by a variety of different bands throughout the day. Different dancers also come through the fair to entertain, from Basque to Chinese to Tablado, Greek and ballet — they have it all! The day even included the Utah Pipe Band, who entertained with great bag pipe music and dancers. During all this the live auction was going on, with large item prizes that had bids going into the thousands of dollars. Prizes included U of U game tickets, workout packages, cooking lessons, workout equipment, jewelry, a firemen’s dinner for 10 and much more. Brian Mullahy, of Channel 2 News, has been volunteering at this event for years and loves helping out with the live auction to help engage people. “This is a place of great devotion,” Mullahy said. “I realize how devoted the nuns are and how much they need this event in order to support themselves for the year. And it’s also really for people who have never been — this is really one of the best parties in Utah. It’s really a very good time; there’s a great spirit here among all the people who are volunteers, people who come and are so generous, so that’s why I’m here.” “Everybody just has a good time every year,” Beasley said. “Some of the volunteers have been volunteering for 33 years and they keep coming back because they love the sisters and they know this is what helps them keep going. It helps them with medical bills, monas-
Utah Pipe Band. (Lindsey Baxter/City Journals)
tery costs, food. Imagine everything you need coming from one place, one event for the entire year.” As if all of this wasn’t enough, there was even more to the event. The day began with a 5K “Run for the Nuns” where participants could run or walk to support the nuns. The seventh annual Golf for the Nuns Tournament will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Crater
Spring Golf Course. As the event grows every year, they have had to increase the number of parking lots to four, with school busses to help shuttle people in. With at least 2,000 people visiting on a Sunday alone, this has definitely become a Holladay tradition that is loved by the community. l
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Eastwood Eagles SOAR — and dance! By Heather Lawrence | email@example.com
ids at Eastwood Elementary School who followed the school’s SOAR good behavior program earned the chance to get out of class on Sept. 7 for a dance party with a professional dance instructor. Principal Naomi Hopf loves the kids she has at Eastwood Elementary. “We have an amazing school, tons of parent support — that’s number one. Our teachers are so good at what they do,” Hopf said. So when she implemented a positive behavior reinforcement program with monthly reward incentives last year, she was confident it would be a success. Since they’re Eagles, Hopf decided the acronym SOAR was a perfect way to reinforce good behavior. “It stands for Safe, Outstanding, Accountable and Respectful. In each area there are specific expectations along with an appropriate voice level,” Hopf said. Students who use the SOAR qualities are invited to a monthly event, like the dance party that was held on Sept. 7. “We try to make SOAR events something that will motivate all the kids to earn it. We’re just three weeks into the school year, and today every student has earned the SOAR privilege. We hope that it gives them the incentive to keep going each month,” Hopf said. If a student’s behavior doesn’t meet the expectations, they get a reminder called a “Choose to SOAR” slip. Each student can get one of these per month and still earn the chance to attend a SOAR event. But two or more means they’ll have to miss it and try again next time. Professional dance instructor Carlitos Diaz of Fun Dance Studio in Roy ran the event last year and was asked back again this year. He said this day is about so much more than a earning a reward. “I started this program six years ago doing an activity that combines dance and entertainment for kids. Dancing makes
you feel good. You’re not doing it right or wrong. We just want kids to have fun,” Diaz said. Diaz, who is originally from Chile, has the classroom management technique of a veteran teacher. As kids filed into the auditorium, he walked around to give them each a high five. When some kids started moving to the energetic background music, he said, “I love it!” That let the other kids know it was okay to let loose. His playlist included well-known songs in English and Spanish, and some students sang along. When Diaz was ready to get the kids dancing, he called out to them from the stage, “Are you ready for some fun?” After a half-hearted reply from students, he shook his head. “That was enough energy for a Tuesday or a Wednesday. But today is Friday! Now, are you ready to have some FUN?” This time Diaz’s question was met with an ear-shattering “YES!” For the next half hour, the kids, who were roughly divided by grade, learned some basic, repetitive steps from Diaz. Hopf and all the teachers in the room joined in, too. Everyone was having a great time. This proved Diaz’s philosophy. “The program is for everybody. I’ve done it for elementary school kids, teenagers, cheerleaders, firefighters, police officers. My goal is that every single person will be able to be involved and have fun. And using music in Spanish helps because the kids aren’t worrying what it says, they just feel the rhythm. When I see a kid who is smiling, that’s my payoff,” Diaz said. Third-grade teacher Jenny Gelwix loved that every student in the room was engaged during the activity. “We did the dance party last year, and it was one of the kids’ favorite things. This is definitely something that the kids have to earn. So there is a lot of motivation to keep them going with SOAR behavior all year long,” Gelwix said. A minute later, Gelwix was called on stage,
which her kids loved. When the session ended, Diaz told the kids to remember that if they are having a hard day, take some time to dance, and you can start to feel better. Eastwood also does a SOAR store, where tickets for good behavior can be accumulated and traded in for fun items. But the social aspect of the SOAR events is a great motivator for the students. Third-grader Amelia Edwards, who had a great time dancing with her friends, agreed. “My favorite part is spending time with teachers and friends that aren’t in my class or grade. The activities are super fun. They motivate me to be kind to others, to not break any rules, and to always follow my teachers’ examples,” Amelia said l
Kindergartners and first graders at Eastwood Elementary loved learning dances at the September 7 SOAR party. Instructor Carlos Diaz called up student volunteers, and teacher non-volunteers, to dance on stage with him. (Heather Lawrence/City Journals)
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MAYOR’S MESSAGE Deterioration of our nation’s public infrastructure (roads, bridges, curb and gutter, storm drains, ditches, canals etc…) has been a hot topic over the past few years. How we got in this predicament and opinions on how to extricate ourselves is up for debate. What is not up for debate is the pressing need to implement solutions. Municipalities are ground zero, as we live with these realities each and every day. We cannot afford to wait for nor expect the Federal and State government to solve the problem. Every year we delay the implementation of a long-range capital plan drives future costs up exponentially---It’s time to act. Our Council directed staff to inventory, evaluate and index infrastructure the city currently owns and maintains. From this information, we can then estimate the cost to repair, replace and maintain what we have. This will certainly result in increased expense to the city. It will be up to the Council to gather feedback from our citizens and determine the proper course of action, investment, timing and priority of implementation. I am announcing our intention to address this issue in the coming months. We will use every resource at our disposal, from Neighborhood Town Hall meetings to online polls and open houses to newsletter articles, to inform citizens and receive feedback. We will be soliciting volunteers from the community to serve on a Citizen Advisory Group, as we navigate the public process. It will be up to us to clearly communicate the scope of the problem, prioritize projects, establish minimum levels of serviceability and present costing options for our residents to consider. To continue patching these assets together is ﬁnancially irresponsible. Further delay exacerbates the problem for future Councils. We anticipate the proposed process to proceed over the next 12 to 24 months. We look forward to and expect a robust public process. Rob Dahle, Mayor
Canal & GUtter CleanInG Over the past year, utility company ofﬁcials and City staff have documented an increase in the amount of debris, including yard and other types of waste, illegally deposited in canals in Holladay. Also, with the onset of Fall, street gutters are often susceptible to collecting leaves and other debris. The canals and street gutters collect storm water in our community and serve as important components of the City’s ﬂood control system. Allowing debris to build up in these facilities will block the ﬂow of water and increase the potential for pooling and property damage. Help keep the water moving – keep the canals and gutters clean. Please DO NOT dispose of any type of waste in the City’s water ways!
Holladay City Council Considers New Tree Ordinance By Holladay City Council Member Steve Gunn The City Council of Holladay is considering a new version of the tree ordinance which it had previously announced to the public and for which it held public hearings and an open house in 2017. The newest draft of the ordinance reﬂects changes suggested by the public, the Holladay Tree Committee and members of the Council. Among other changes the newest version eliminates the creation of so-called “overlay” zones in the City in which trees would receive special protection and instead adopts city-wide protective measures. It also signiﬁcantly reduces protections for trees located on occupied private property. The proposed ordinance protects trees in the following categories: (1) trees located in the City’s rights-of-way; (2) trees found on City property; (3)”heritage trees”, as deﬁned by State law; (4) trees located along the banks of perennial and ephemeral stream beds and along ditches and canals (25’ on either side of the stream banks and 15’ on either
side of the canals and ditches); (5) trees located on parcels for which a City permit would be required in order to conduct demolition, building or development activities; and (6) trees on unoccupied property which are to be “clear cut”. (The ordinance describes “clear cutting” as “the removal of 60% or more of the tree canopy”.) No other trees are protected. In instances where a person seeks to remove trees belonging to one of the above categories, the proposed ordinance will require the obtaining of a permit from the City, the issuance of which will be contingent upon the submission of a tree replacement plan. Such a plan will require that at least half of the replacement trees be planted on the property. Replacement deciduous trees must be at least one and one-half inches thick; coniferous replacements will be at least eight feet tall. The City Council will hold a public hearing on October 11 at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers on the new ordinance, with a vote expected in November. A copy of the proposed ordinance can be found on the City’s website – www.cityofholladay.com.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY By Chief Don Hutson, UPD Holladay Precinct Holladay takes pride in the fact it is one of the most “walkable” communities along the Wasatch Front. The development of the village center and the myriad outdoor activities available in our city encourages pedestrian and bicycle trafﬁc. This dynamic adds to our quality of life, but also presents some challenges related to personal safety. First, I must emphasize it is the responsibility of both drivers and pedestrians to keep themselves and others on the road safe. The most common cause of auto/pedestrian accidents is distraction, either by the driver or the pedestrian, so don’t allow yourself to be distracted. Pedestrians should always assume drivers will not stop, because often times drivers don’t see them. Always cross at designated crosswalks and wear clothing which is easily visible at night. Obey trafﬁc signals and carry a ﬂashlight when walking at night. Drivers should follow the speed limit and scan both sides of the roadway for bicyclists or pedestrians. Slow down at crosswalks and look for pedestrians entering the roadway as Utah
State Code requires vehicles to stop for pedestrians entering crosswalks. Be aware of pedestrians as you make left and right turns at intersections. Never pass or overtake a vehicle stopped for pedestrians. School is in session and Halloween is fast approaching, which means our roadways will be more frequently utilized by pedestrians. I hope we can all be more cognizant and aware as we travel our streets to ensure we can all arrive at our destinations safely.
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Fall Leaf Collection The annual Fall Leaf Collection Program will begin on October 16 and last through November 30. During this time Holladay residents can pick up leaf bags at: • Holladay Lions Fitness Center: 1661 E. Murray Holladay Rd. • Mt. Olympus Senior Center: 1635 E. Murray Holladay Rd. • Holladay City Hall: 4580 S. 2300 E. Holladay City WILL NOT have a drop-off location for Leaf Bags this year. Bags can be dropped off at the following locations beginning on Oct. 16 (NOT BEFORE): • Millcreek: Cottonwood Ball Complex: 4400 S. 1300 E. • Cottonwood Heights: Bywater Park: 3149 E. Banbury Rd. (7420 S.) PLEASE DO NOT drop off bags at City Hall. WFWRD leaf bags are limited to 1 roll (10 bags) per household, and available while supplies last. Residents can also use and drop off their own purchased leaf bags or lawn bags, as long as they only contain leaves.
HOWL-O-WEEN Pet Safety Tips By Salt Lake County Animal Services Halloween can be a lot of fun for humans but pets may not appreciate the costumes and candy. Protect your pets from Halloween dangers with these tips! 1. Keep candy out of reach: All forms of chocolate and the artiﬁcial sweetener can be poisonous to dogs & cats. Call your emergency vet if your pet has eaten either. 2. Keep pets conﬁned and away from the door: Dogs may be likely to dart out the door, or become anxious with trick-or-treaters in costumes and yelling for candy. Put them in a crate or a backroom and keep everyone safe. 3. Close the blinds or drapes, disconnect doorbells: If your dog reacts every time someone walks by or rings the doorbell close the drapes and disconnect the doorbell. 4. Keep outdoor pets inside before and after Halloween: Keep dogs and cats indoors to prevent them from being injured, stolen, or poisoned as part of a Halloween prank. 5. Don’t approach dogs while in costume: Even if you know the dog, a strange costume or mask can frighten them. They may not recognize you in costume. If a dog escapes a house or yard and runs up to you, tell your child to stand like a tree, and wait for the owner to grab the dog. 6. Test out pet costumes before: Make sure the costume isn’t causing them distress, or giving them an allergic reaction. It shouldn’t restrict their movement, ability to breath, bark or meow. 7. Leave them at home: It may be best with all the distractions to leave your pet at home while trickor-treating. Take them for a walk earlier in the day before the ghosts and goblins come out for the night to spook them. Is your pet microchipped? Don’t forget all pets in Salt Lake County can receive a free microchip at our location, 511 W 3900 S, in Salt Lake City. Animal Services is open Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM. Check out our website, AdoptUtahPets.com for more information.
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PUBLIC MEETINGS: City Council – first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Planning Commission – first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
CITY OFFICES: Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • 801-272-9450 4580 South 2300 East • Holladay, UT 84117 Community Development Finance Justice Court Code Enforcement
NUMBERS TO KNOW:
801-527-3890 801-527-2455 801-273-9731 801-527-3890
Emergency 911 UPD Dispatch (Police) 801-743-7000 UFA Dispatch (Fire) 801-840-4000 Animal Control 385-468-7387 Garbage/Sanitation 385-468-6325 Holladay Library 801-944-7627 Holladay Lions Club 385-468-1700 Mt. Olympus Sr. Center 385-468-3130 Holladay Post Oﬃce 801-278-9947 Cottonwood Post Oﬃce 801-453-1991 Holliday Water 801-277-2893 Watermaster - Big Cottonwood Tanner Ditch system - Art Quale 801 867-1247
Holladay City Residents – General Election Information Below is information that will assist voters in participating in the November 6th General Election: • If you need to register to vote, the mail-in voter registration deadline is October 9th, or you may register online at vote.utah.gov until October 30th with a Utah Driver’s License or State ID Card. • If you are registered to vote within Salt Lake County and have moved within the County, you can update your information by phoning the Election Division. • Same-Day Voter Registration is available at Early Voting Locations and Election Day Vote Centers for those who haven’t previously registered to vote. (Identiﬁcation and proof of residency is required for Same-Day Registration. A list of ID options is available on the website.) Salt Lake County Elections are conducted mainly by mail in conjunction with Early Voting and Election Day Vote Centers. • Ballots will be mailed to registered voters the week of October 8th. • A postage-paid return envelope will be provided.
• Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than November 5th – the day before Election Day. • Voters may return their ballot to one of twenty ballot drop boxes (open 24/7) until 8:00 pm on Election Day. • Early voting will be open in the County Clerk’s Election Division, weekdays, October 23rd - November 5th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Satellite Early Voting Locations will open on weekdays, October 31st – November 5th. • Visit GOT-VOTE.org for a list of locations and hours. (Note: ID is required to vote in person.) • Election Day Vote Centers will be open on November 6th from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. Voter Centers are available for voters who didn’t receive a ballot, misplaced their ballot, or need the ADA amenities of the electronic voting machines. Visit GOT-VOTE.org for a list of Election Day Voter Centers. (Note: ID is required to vote in person.) CONTACT INFORMATION: Phone: 385-468-7400 Email: GOT-VOTE@slco.org Website: GOT-VOTE.org
CIRCLE YOUR CALENDAR ON
Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 pm
for the 4th Annual Holladay History Night A new DVD, Chapter 4 of Holladay’s history will be shown . . . coupled with displays, pictures, artifacts, pioneer entertainment and refreshments.
The Historical Commission is Looking for Something Thanks for your help in preserving history. Help! Help! The Historical Commission is looking for Photos of Holladay and Cottonwood taken in the 1900’s. We plan to preserve them by digitizing them and making them available on our website. We are asking anyone who lived in Holladay or Cottonwood (or have family or other contacts who did) to search for photos that show buildings, projects, events or other things of community interest (and, of course, people). These valuable pieces of our history need to be preserved. It is likely that all (or at least, most) of your photos will be thrown away when you are gone. For more information please contact one of the following members of the Holladay (Cottonwood) Historical Commission: Sandy Meadows 801-277-2857 Barry Topham 801-277-1183 Sheri Sohm 801-277-2894 Ann Engar 801-277-5178 Linda Gardner 801-518-8501 Lyle Mumford 801-661-5387 Kathy Murray 801-556-1848
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Eagles ready to make noise in Region 6 By Josh McFadden | email@example.com
ike most other schools around the state, the Skyline football team has hit the halfway point of the season. Now the real tests begin. Region play is where the intensity and competition step up, as teams jockey for position in league standings to qualify for state. With just five teams in Region 6, every league contest for the Eagles is critical if they hope to return to the Class 5A state tournament. Last season, Skyline placed third in Region 6 but didn’t fare so well at state, losing in the first round to Skyridge 55-0. Halfway through this season, it’s been a mixed bag for the Eagles. Skyline began the year 2-2, winning the opener and game three, and losing games two and four. The opener went well, especially offensively. Skyline prevailed over Class 6A’s Granger 47-40 in a point- and yard-filled affair. Skyline doubled up the Lancers in the first half, 26-13, thanks largely to the efforts of quarterback Chris Dudley. The senior signal caller threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Visser in the first quarter and an eight-yard TD toss to Isaac Campbell in the second. Sandwiched in between those touchdowns was Dudley’s fiveyard run into the end zone. Dudley added a second TD pass in quarter No. 2 — a 32-yarder to
Hayden Hansen. Granger made things interesting in the second half, cutting the margin to six points at 3226. But Dudley continued his terrific play with two more touchdown passes in the fourth quarter — a 34-yarder to Campbell and a 90-yard bomb to Campbell. In all, Dudley’s amazing night consisted of five touchdown passes and 401 yards through the air. He added a pair of scores on the ground. Campbell had six catches for 219 yards and three TDs. In week three, Skyline’s defense stepped up, holding Juan Diego to just seven points in a 26-7 victory for the Eagles. Dudley threw for 209 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Mason Lund had touchdown runs of 17 and 2 yards. In Skyline’s two losses during the first four games, it was outscored by Skyline, Idaho, 3626 on Aug. 25, and fell to Westlake 45-14 on Sept. 7. The Eagles have put up some impressive stats so far this season. Dudley already has 13 touchdown passes against just two interceptions. He had nearly 900 yards through the first four games. He was also the team’s leading rusher in the first four games with 217 yards on the ground. Through the Sept. 7 game against Westlake, Campbell had 389 yards receiving and four touchdowns on 17 catches. Jacob
Skyline’s Chris Dudley, shown here in action last season, will start at quarterback for the Eagles this year. (Photo courtesy of Bob Dudley)
Walker picked up a pair of sacks during this span. Skyline lost to Highland in the Region 6 opener on Sept. 21 42-7, followed by a home game with Murray. The final region matchup is an Oct. 11 clash with the Olympus Titans,
the Eagles’ longtime rival. Skyline then wraps up the regular season with another non-region game. This one will take place on Oct. 17 at home against Lehi against the defending 5A state champion Pioneers. l
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I am a member of the Holladay City Council. In May my five Council colleagues and I unanimously approved the Ivory-Woodbury plan for redevelopment of the Cottonwood Mall property after months of study, public input and negotiations with the developers. We did so believing that the plan was the best possible, feasible plan for our city. As you know, those who oppose the plan, have successfully gathered enough signatures on a referendum petition to cause the issue of rescinding the City Council’s decision to be placed on the November ballot. On advice of counsel the City refused to accept the petition because of uncertainty under Utah law as to whether the action taken by the Council could be rescinded by referendum. That refusal resulted in a lawsuit. The trial court ruled that the referendum could rescind the action of the Council. The decisions was appealed to the State Supreme Court. As of the day when this ad went to press the Supreme Court had not ruled on the appeal. I have written a number of articles about the Ivory-Woodbury plan and the reasons why I voted for it. Those articles are published on my webpage, holladayviews.com. I offer these articles to the residents of Holladay who may find them useful as they prepare to vote on the plan (if there is a vote) or if they wish to try to understand why the Council voted for the plan or for future reference when the next redevelopment plan for the Mall is proposed. (Most of the issues will not change.) I urge you to educate yourself about this important issue. Steve Gunn, Member, Holladay City Council This ad was paid for by Steve and Ginger Gunn
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Skyline, Taylorsville teachers compete for $1,000 in healthy heart challenge By Julie Slama | firstname.lastname@example.org
fter 13 years of going straight to her special education classroom in the morning to prepare for the day’s lesson, Skyline High teacher Julia O’Driscoll has changed her routine. She now arrives early, pulling out her sneakers from the newly acquired gym locker to walk two miles around the school’s track before setting a step into her classroom. “I go straight to the track every morning in an effort to get healthy,” she said. “I’m already making a huge difference in my life already. I saw a guy and two ladies doing the stairs in the stadium so I’m going to add that tomorrow. I love to swim, so I want to figure out how to add that into my exercise regimen.” O’Driscoll also is counting the M&Ms she eats from her M&M dispenser on her desk. “I have 3-by-5 (inch) cards on my desk so I write down what I eat every time. It’s annoying to do so, so I’m eating less of them. I still have some so I don’t feel deprived, but not a whole package, which used to be normal,” she said, adding that chocolate is her weakness. O’Driscoll is changing to lead a healthy lifestyle after her father recently died of heart issues. Her brother also experienced them four years ago. However, what helped give her additional motivation was a chance to compete against 13 other high school teachers in the Salt Lake Valley in the 2018 My Heart Challenge, a contest to strengthen your heart health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. The teachers were selected after they applied May 1 to participate in the 100-day challenge. During the contest, teachers receive individual coaching and counseling from the heart specialists at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, from exercise and diet to counseling and cardiology. They meet for seven nutrition classes as well as with a dietician at a grocery store, they log their exercise and fitness and are tested for blood pressure, weight, body
fat and other health markers. Through the challenge, teachers will record their progress on social media and invite their school to participate alongside through special projects. The winning teacher will receive $1,000 earmarked for the school, said Jess Gomez, challenge organizer. “We did this program with elementary principals a few years ago and their school activities ranged from a walking program during recess to a scavenger hunt involving all the grades,” he said. In addition to elementary school principals in 2013, the challenge, in its sixth year, has reached city mayors, firefighters, families and nonprofit organization employees. Physician Assistant Viet Le said teachers were selected intentionally. “These teachers are like principals, role models for students and the community,” he said. “We want them to be healthier, and then share with other teachers and students and their families to enhance fitness and healthy lifestyles. Our goal is to reach the entire school and community.” Le said the heart challenge is more than just correcting lifestyles. “It’s about prevention,” he said. “We want to keep patients out of the hospital and to have an active part in their health care. We want them to lead a healthy life first and foremost.” O’Driscoll already has others supporting and joining her in her effort. “I realized if I started doing it, others naturally follow — my colleagues, my family. I have my niece doing it at the same time. She’s not doing it physically next to me, but she’s there with me every step of the way. I’ve always wanted to run a 5K, so if I can do that (this fall), then maybe I can do a 10K later and work up to a marathon. I’ve already talked to our student body officers about organizing a 5K fun run, so I hope that will make a difference at our school
Thirteen teachers will take part in the 100-day Heart Challenge. Not pictured is Hillcrest High’s Jordan Hulet. (Julie Slama/City Journals)
and I’ll be an advocate for being active. I feel empowered to make a change and help create that for my students and coworkers.” Similarly, Taylorsville High English teacher Kevin Harward realized he wanted to lead a healthier life and wanted that for his students as well. “It’s easier to binge-watch Netflix than to go exercise, but I’ve started by increasing the intensity and walking my dog more,” he said. “I’ve also hit the treadmill more and picked it up a notch.” Every Tuesday, Harward and other teachers meet with a nutritionist, and Harward has realized he needs to rethink dining weekly at a Mexican restaurant and incorporate more fruits and vegetables into his diet. “I’ve recently developed poor habits and have become lazy,” said the 1994 St. George Marathon finisher. “With a better diet and increase of activity, I’m getting a boost and recharging.”
That is something he plans to share with his students and community. “When they sent out the notice, I was thinking about improving health and fitness and didn’t realize it was a competition. I think having our school community participate would be great,” the 30-year veteran teacher said. “I have the kids read ‘The Jungle’ and we’ll talk about prepared and processed foods into the book discussion. We can talk about farming and other options of healthy foods. It would be a fun tiein to the literary element. I’d like to open up lunchtime seminars about healthy lifestyles in our library so it will have a greater impact on all our students, parents and the community.” Intermountain Medical Center CEO Blair Kent appreciates the teachers’ enthusiasm in sharing their knowledge. “Our goal is for everyone to manage their own health and become passionate about it,” he said. l
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20 safety tips for trick-or-treaters
ou’re never too old to trick-or-treat (unless you are 35 and going by yourself, then yes, you are too old to trick-or-treat). But being safe knows no age limits, especially on a night when most people are wearing disguises. While it’s time to get your costume and candy bag ready, preparation of another kind is required for kid and adult alike. Here are some tips to stay safe this Halloween. 1. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. 2. Costume accessories such as swords and knives should be short, soft and flexible. 3. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. And as difficult as it may be, limit the amount of treats you eat. 4. Beware the homemade treats made by strangers. Better to eat only factory-wrapped treats. 5. Walk from house to house, don’t run. Doing so with a flashlight will help you see and others to see you. 6. Test makeup in a small area before applying. Then remove it before sleeping to prevent possible skin or eye irritation. 7. Look both ways before crossing the street. Do we even need to say this one? 8. Only visit well-lit houses. 9. Do not enter a home without a trusted adult. 10. Never accept rides from strangers. Stranger danger is a real thing.
11. By not wearing decorative contact lenses, you lower the risk for serious eye injury. 12. Wear well-fitted costumes, masks and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, falls and relentless mockery from your peers. 13. Drive extra safely on Halloween. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert during those hours. Slow down in residential neighborhoods. We all know how excited kids can be. Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully. 14. Remind children to watch for cars turning or backing up and to not dart into the street or between parked cars. 15. Put your electronic devices down as you walk around. 16. Keep costumes bright, or add reflective tape, to ensure kids are easier to spot. 17. Be careful next to candles or Jack-o’-lanterns. 18. Keep an eye for allergies. If someone has serious allergies or food sensitivities, read any unfamiliar labels before handing over the candy. 19. Brush your teeth. Candy is sticky and cavities will scare you. 20. You can maximize your candy intake by planning your route. Stick to places you are familiar with so you can also circle back around to Halloween headquarters. l
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Olympus football dominates competition during first third of season By Josh McFadden | email@example.com
hings have looked great for many of Olympus High School’s sports programs over the past year. Add football to the mix. While the boys golf team won state a year ago and the boys basketball team went undefeated this past winter, the Titans have unleashed a formidable machine on the gridiron. Heading into its Sept. 14 game at home against West, Olympus was 4-0 and hadn’t even been challenged in any of those contest. The Titans prevailed in the first four games by an average score of 51-5. The closest of the four contests was a 36-point rout of Kearns — 4913–on Sept. 7. Olympus also blanked Cottonwood in the Aug. 17 season opener, blew out Granger 55-6 on Aug. 24 and shut out Brighton 52-0 on Aug. 31. During the opening four-game stretch, the Titans allowed a mere one touchdown in the first half. In the opener against Cottonwood, Olympus scored all its points in the first half. The damage could have been much worse, but officials called the game at the break due to lighting. “We have been playing good defense,” said head coach Aaron Whitehead. “Offensively, we have great depth at our skill positions.” Olympus has been so dominant that the four games were for all intents and purposes over at halftime anyway. Aside from the Cottonwood game, Olympus led after two quarters
42-0 over Granger and 35-0 over Brighton. Only Kearns has managed to put up a fight early on against the Titans. That was a 24-6 game at the half before Olympus outscored the Cougars 25-6 in the final two quarters. With results so one-sided, it’s not surprising the season has featured some impressive individual performances from Titan players. Through four games, quarterback Jackson Frank had thrown for 779 yards, 10 touchdowns and just one interception. His favorite target up to that point was Scotty Edwards, who hauled in eight catches for 275 yards and four TDs. Jack Hollberg also had eight catches in the first four games, totaling 198 yards and a pair of scores. Noah Bennee had seven grabs for 228 yards and two TDs. On the ground, Olympus has churned out yardage in chunks. Edwards had just eight carries in the first four games but for 210 yards — an astonishing 26.3 average per carry. Chase Bennion had the most carries — 24 — and went for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged a healthy 10.5 yards every time he carried the ball. Hollberg had 19 carries for 176 yards (a 9.3 yards per carry average), and Tommy Poulton had 14 carries for 194 yards (13.9 yards per carry) and a team-leading five touchdowns. Chase Hopkins chipped in 113 yards on 12 carries during the first four outings. The defensive effort has been outstanding.
Olympus’ Noah Bennee has been one of the team’s football stars this past season.
The Titans intercepted five passes in games one through four. The unit also registered seven sacks. Isaac Wilcox was a tackling machine, amassing 30 tackles during this stretch. Lincoln Draper had 24 stops and 2.5 sacks. In all, six Titans had at least 20 tackles as of the Sept. 7 game against Kearns. Things could start to get more interesting with region play underway. “As we play more physical opponents, I am anxious to see how we respond,” Whitehead said. “Our goal is to achieve success each game.”
Olympus dominated West 42-12 on Sept. 14 for the league opener. The Titans then hosted Lehi on Sept. 21 jumping out to 21-0 in the third quarter to defeat the Pioneers 28-7. The final Region 6 game is Oct. 11 when Olympus hosts archrival Skyline. The Titans then end the regular season at Class 6A’s Layton on Oct. 17. “Our team is confident, and our players are focused,” Whitehead said. “It does make me nervous that we have never trailed this season. With…Highland coming up, we will most definitely be tested.” l
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Eagles hanging around at top of Region 6 girls soccer race By Josh McFadden | email@example.com
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ast season, the Skyline girls soccer team went toe-to-toe with East for the Region 6 championship. This season, the Eagles are once again battling for top honors. Skyline won six of its first eight region contests. Overall, the Eagles were 9-4 as of Sept. 26. The Eagles actually started off region play a perfect 3-0 but fell to Murray in lopsided fashion, 4-1, on Sept. 11. The second half did the Eagles in against the Spartans. Trailing just 1-0 at the break, the Eagles were outscored 3-1 in the last 40 minutes of action. In Skyline’s six wins during the eightgame stretch, the defense only allowed a single goal. This gave the Eagles six shutouts on the year. The Eagles opened league play Aug. 28 with an easy 8-0 rout of West. The game was for all intents and purposes over at halftime when Skyline raced to an insurmountable 5-0 advantage. The three second-half goals merely padded the lead, as five Eagles found the back of the net. Leading the way was sophomore Zoe Garver, who troubled the West defense with three goals. Ella Kortbawi added two goals, while Ani Jenson, Jade Cornaby and Savannah Deaver each had one. The Eagles’ had two shutout wins in league play of the closer variety — both 1-0 nail biters.
The first came Aug. 30 at archrival Olympus. Ani Jenson scored the game’s lone goal, as her score broke a scoreless halftime tie. The victory avenged a tie against the Titans the last time the two foes met last season. On Sept. 6, the Eagles moved to 3-0 in Region 6 with another 1-0 win, this time over Highland. Jenson scored again for Skyline, but this time, her goal was in the first half. The back line has been strong for Skyline, and goalie Lucy Peterson has pitched 4 shutouts. Backup goalkeeper Kate Nelson contributed to shutouts over West and Logan while playing half of each game. It has been difficult for opponents to contend with Skyline offensive attack because the Eagles have so many options. Kortbawi had nine goals as of Sept. 26, while Jenson and Garver had eight and five goals, respectively at that point. Ten Skyline players have found the back of the net. After defeating East 3-1 and West 3-0 on Sept. 13 and Sept. 18, respectively, the Eagles fell to Murray again on Sept. 20. Skyline must finish in the top four of the six-team region to reach the postseason. Last year, the Eagles fell in the state quarterfinals, its earliest exit since 2009. l
Ella Kortbawi corrals the ball to keep possession against West in region play. (Travis Barton/City Journals)
Savannah Deaver defends a West player during region action. (Travis Barton/City Journals)
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Izzy Wright takes a free kick against West in region play. Wright also scored to help give the Eagles a 3-0 win. (Travis Barton/City Journals)
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ast year, the Olympus girls soccer team missed out on a Class 5A state tournament berth. Not only do the Titans want to get back to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus, but they also have their sights set on advancing in the postseason for the first time in more than a decade. The last time Olympus made it out of the first round at state was 2007. Since that time, the Titans have made multiple state tournament appearances but haven’t made it over the hump. This season, the Titans still have some work to do to even qualify for the tournament. Through their first seven region games, the Titans were 2-4-2 and sitting in fourth place. They need to finish no lower than that spot to continue their season past the regular season finale on Oct. 2 at home against West. Catching first-place Murray is a longshot, as the Spartans were 7-0-1 as of our press deadline. But the Titans did battle Murray to hardfought 1-1 tie on Sept. 25. Olympus won its region opener Highland on Aug. 28 by the count of 3-1. It also prevailed over West on Sept. 13 by the score of 4-1. In between those victories, Olympus dropped three straight contests. Against Highland, the Titans led 2-1 at
the break and added a third goal in the second half while blanking the Rams over the final 40 minutes. Addison Fullmer, Annie Griffiths and Emma Neff registered goals for Olympus, which scored at least three goals for the third time on the year. Megan Jewell starred in the win over West. She posted a hat trick, scoring three of the team’s goals. Neff added the other score in what was the most goals the Titans had scored since the season opener when they beat Herriman by an identical 4-1 margin on Aug. 7. Even in defeat this season, Olympus has been competitive. Two of its three region losses up to Sept. 13 were by a single goal (1-0 to Skyline on Aug. 30 and 3-2 to Murray on Sept. 6), and the other was a 3-1 setback to East on Sept. 11. Through its first 13 games, Olympus was 5-6-2 overall but hadn’t lost a game by more than two goals. Heading into its Sept. 27 game at Skyline, Olympus had eight players who had scored goals. Necie Gubler was leading the way at this point with five goals. Hallie Munson had added four, and Jewell and Neff had three apiece. Goalie Samantha Gomez had a shutout to her credit in the team’s 3-0 win over Riverton on Aug. 16. l
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Fall break is the perfect time to discover new places By Christy Jepson | Christy@mycityjournals.com
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all is officially here and with fall break coming up, it is a perfect time to get out and explore new places while the weather is still good. If you’re in town for the two-day break, explore some places that are not in your backyard, but are close enough to make a fun family outing. Here are a few places all about an hour’s drive or less from the Salt Lake area. Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park: Step back into time at a prehistoric dinosaur park where more than 100 dinosaur sculptures inhabit the grounds of this eight-acre outdoor dinosaur park. Hours at the park are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for adults (18 years and older), $6 for seniors (ages 62 and older), students (ages 13-17) are $6, and children (2-12 years old) are $5. Dinosaur Park is located at 1544 E. Park Blvd. in Ogden. Visit www.dinosaurpark.org for more information. Treehouse Children’s Museum: Fun and learning go hand in hand at this great children’s museum in Ogden. The center of the museum is a giant 30-foothigh treehouse kids can climb and explore. Some of the other exhibits and play areas include: the big red barn workshop, a large map of Utah, adventure tower, king and queen thrones, an American map, and the Oval Office. The museum is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday night they stay open until 8 p.m. They close at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission prices are $8 for children ages 1 to 12; $5 for children 13 to 17; and 18 and older are $5. The Treehouse Children’s Museum is located at 347 22nd Street in
Ogden. Visit their website at www.treehousemuseum.org for more information. Heber Valley Railroad: About an hour’s drive from Salt Lake County, families can be in the clear, mountain air in Heber. Not only is Heber a great small town to explore, the Heber Valley Railroad is a perfect outdoor activity for fall break. The Pumpkin Train runs from October 4-29. Ticket prices include a 40-minute train ride on the Heber Valley Railroad. While enjoying the scenery, guests will be entertained by costumed characters who ride along on the train. In addition to the train ride, guests can select a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, get a Halloween sticker, a pumpkin cookie and a trip through the notso-scary haunted train car. Ticket prices are $15 for children 3 and up (including a pumpkin), and $3 for those 2 and under (including a pumpkin) or free for toddlers who do not want a pumpkin. To reserve your ticket for a train ride, visit www.hebervalleyrr.org. Cornbelly’s: Located in north Utah County is the “The Greatest Maze on Earth.” Known as Utah’s first corn maze, Cornbelly’s is filled with activities for all ages. New this year are two additional corn mazes. The main maze will take guests about 30 to 45 minutes to navigate through the circus themed eight-acres of pathways. New this year is a ride on the grain train which takes guests through Candy Corn Acres maze. And for those children who want to try a corn maze but aren’t brave enough to try the main maze, the Kiddie Maze is a perfect five-minute adventure where kids try to find the gummy bear interactive game inside. Other
activities at Cornbelly’s include: the corn cob beach, princess playland, hayride, rat rollers, gemstone mining, giant jumping pillow, giant slide, animal band and a rat maze. Cornbelly’s also has other haunted attractions for an additional cost. Cornbelly’s is located at Thanksgiving Point and opens on Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 3. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. Ticket prices (not including tax) are $12.95 per person for weekdays and $16.95 for weekend. They are located at 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. Visit mwww.cornbelly’s.co for more information. Halloween Cruise: Where can you take a cruise not too far from home during fall break? Only about 45 minutes from Salt Lake is CLAS Ropes Course in Provo where families can take a Halloween cruise down the Provo River and see over 100 carved pumpkins along the river banks along with spooky holiday decorations. Each 25-minute round-trip cruise ride is hosted by a pirate who tells spooky stories. Watch out because guests might even encounter a pirate attack on their boat. Ticket prices are $8 per person ages 3 and older. CLAS Ropes Course is located at 3606 W. Center in Provo by Utah Lake. The first boat leaves each night starting at 6:30 p.m. and then about every 30 minutes. The last boat ride leaves at 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. They are closed on Sunday. Visit www.clasropes. com for more information. l
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t’s the most won-der-ful time of the year! It’s spooky time! Halloween is my favorite holiday. In my opinion, we don’t have nearly enough occasions to dress up in costume and eat candy. Almost every year, I start planning my costume early. I’m one of those people that need my costume exact to every last detail. I’ve even bleached my hair to make sure the long blonde hair I needed for my costume was accurate. Wigs are way too expensive. Unfortunately, not spending $50 to $200 on costumes at the pop-up Halloween stores can only be off-set by time. Spending the time to create your own unique costumes can save loads of cash. Head to your local Michaels craft store or JoAnn’s fabric store for all the knickknacks and fabric you will need for your costume. Coupons are always available for Michaels, make sure to visit their website and download that coupon before you head to the store. JoAnn’s usually has coupons available on their website as well. I wouldn’t say I have a talent for sewing, which is why I love visiting JoAnn’s. In the middle of the store, an entire table of pattern books and file cabinets full of patterns to choose from awaits. My suggested process is to spend some time looking through multiple books to find the perfect pattern, pick the pattern from the corresponding cabinet, and then go look for the appropriate fabric. For accessories, like bracelets, hats, shoes, facewear, etc., shop around early. I generally like to go online and screen-shop through sites like Amazon and eBay for the perfect iteration of the accessory I’m looking for. I have two different extensions on my Chrome browser that automatically compare prices throughout the internet. If I’m lucky, they will
pop up before I check-out with coupons or websites that offer the same product at a lower price. (The two I use are Best Price and Honey.) Not surprisingly, I adore hosting Halloween parties. Pinterest is my ultimate go-to for fun Halloween-themed treats, drinks, and decorations. One of my favorite treats to make is Ghost Pretzels. Pick up a bag of long pretzels from the grocery store, dip them in melted white chocolate, throw some small googly-eyes on there, and they’re done! Some other simple recipes include Halloween popcorn or trail mix, ghost bananas, pumpkin clementines, spider cookies, blood-splattered Oreos, Jell-O worms, mummy hotdogs, and Halloween spaghetti. Decorations require a balancing act between time and money as well. Buying decorations from a store (my favorites are Michaels and Spirit Halloween) is quick, but can be expensive. Homemade decorations are inexpensive, but they require a fair amount of time. One of the most inexpensive decorations is a front-yard spider web. All it requires is a long spool of thick thread. If you have trees and other plants in the front-yard, this can be pretty painless; just walk through your yard and hook the thread over some branches to create the outer perimeter of the web, then keep walking in circles, making the perimeter smaller and smaller each time. Tie a few perpendicular thread pieces throughout the circle, and that’s it! Don’t forget the spider made out of a black bag full of fallen leaves and some pipe cleaners. Witches brooms can also be simple to make, depending on how fancy the witch is. If you have an old dusty broom lying around, that’s perfect. Wrap the handle with some fabric, preferably black, orange, or
purple, splatter some green spray paint across the rest of the handle, and jostle up the brush on the end of the broom. Easy-peasy. There are many other decoration ideas easily googleable that I have yet to try, including floating candles, glowing eyes, wicked witch feet, packing tape ghosts, potion bottles, bats, stacked pumpkins and whimsical grave stones. Need more? Spoox Bootique (3453 S. State St.) is open all year and they have fantastic Halloween-themed decorations, collectables, apparel, homeware, accessories, furniture, and trick or treat buckets. l
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very autumn, as I reconstructed our home after three months of child infestation, my daughters settled into their school classes and thoughts turned to Halloween. More specifically, thoughts turned to Halloween costumes. I’d load my girls into the minivan and we’d attack the pattern books at Joann fabric, looking for the perfect costumes. (These pattern books weighed approximately 450 lbs. and had to be moved carefully or they would fall off the narrow perch and crush your hip bones.) Costumes ranged from Disney princesses to Death, and each outfit had to last for decades because they were worn all the time and handed down for generations. (For example, one daughter, dressed as Snow White, shredded the hem of her gown under the plastic tires of her Big Wheel. Her dress looked like Snow White had been attacked by a pack of very short raccoons. She still wore it every day.) After finding the right pattern, we’d roam the aisles, looking for fabric that didn’t cost the equivalent of an actual Disney movie. During my costume-making tenure, I created all of the Disney princesses, a
cheerleader, Super Girl, a lion, a pumpkin and several witches. (Sidenote: A witch costume in 1990 consisted of a long black dress, a long black cape, long black hair, a black hat and a broomstick. Now a witch costume is a black miniskirt, fishnet stockings and a push-up bra. I have no idea how to fly a broom in that outfit.) Speaking of slutty clothes, my daughters were often pushing the envelope when it came to modesty. According to my daughter, her belly dancer’s shirt was too long, so (when I wasn’t around) she rolled it up several times to display her 10-year-old abs, and the gypsy Esmeralda’s blouse kept “accidentally” falling off her shoulders. Daughter number three used her Cinderella costume as a method of seduction as she walked up and down our driveway in her slappy plastic high heels, flirting with the men building the garage. Did I mention she was four? During another Halloween, she wanted to be Darth Maul. I made her costume, painted her face, but refused to put horns on her head. She grew her own devil horns a few years later. By Oct. 20, all my intentions to create the perfect Halloween costume for each daughter devolved into madness
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