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Plan to Get a Mouthful at Chamber Event By Mylinda LeGrande | The SJ Journal is a monthly publication distributed directly to residents via the USPS as well as locations throughout South Jordan. For information about distribution please email or call our offices. Rack locations are also available on our website. For subscriptions please contact: The views and opinions expressed in display advertisements do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by Loyal Perch Media or the City Journals. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written consent of the owner.

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outh Jordan Chamber of Commerce has a fun event planned in September. It is the 2nd annual Taste of South Jordan. It is set for Sept. 12 from 4-7 p.m. This is an event for both residents of South Jordan City and also residents of surrounding cities. The chairman for the event is Hugh Washburn. He is owner of Elements Massage Company. In addition to planning the event, he will provide chair massages through his company to be available at the event. Washburn said that the event has three purposes. He said, “First, we want to promote the restaurants in the South Jordan area. The city asked us to put something on like this. The second is to bring a fun event to South Jordan and the surrounding area. The third purpose is to provide a portion of the proceeds to the Principle’s Pantry. We partner with Jordan Foundation. The Principle’s Pantry provides an emergency backpack of food to needy students to get the family through the weekend, when needed.” He said that last year, it rained quite a bit, but they learned a few lessons from trying it for the first time. They expect this year’s Taste of South Jordan Event to be bigger and better. One change for 2016 is to narrow down the entertainment. Last year they had multiple entertainers going on at the same time. Now they want to focus in on having just one group at a time. The Chamber also wants to push the participating restaurants to obtain their outside food permit with the County Health Department early. Chris Bueller, general manager at Market Street Grill was a participant last year and is planning on this year as well. He is on the Taste committee as well as a member of the Chamber. He said, “It was a great family event which highlighted restaurants from the city and was fun to work and volunteer for. If we can grow the event, it is excellent. Restaurants need to sign up now to be able to get their health department permit taken care of and avoid extra fees. It is advantageous to pick out your spot early as well- it helps to be on the committee.” Where it took most of the year last year to plan, it has gone more smoothly this year. They are planning on to have more than 300 that attended last year. Washburn said it rained for most of the event last year, but luckily they had a large eating tent set up, so the many who came were protected and they will have the same set up this year. As last year it will take place at Heritage Park. There is a ring like sidewalk in the park where they plan to set up tables and tents for vendors. In the middle, a stage will be set up for entertainment. The Chamber plans to invite dance and singing groups or local bands to provide music and entertainment. There will also be games for children to play. Washburn said, “This is also a good vent for families to attend and allow the parents to talk about hunger to their children and explain what a privilege and advantage it is to have food to eat, since proceeds will be going to the Principle’s Pantry.” Tickets cost $1 each. Food item will be available, ranging from 1-3 tickets. Children can get a full meal for 1-3 tickets, but for adults, it may take between 5-10 tickets to get a meal’s equivalent. Washburn says that many people will get

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full before they get to try everything they’d like to. Examples of food items for sale will be a couple of ribs, a small bowl of chowder or a small cup of yogurt. The agreement is that the restaurants need to have each item contain at least three bites of food or more. It will be larger that one appetizer serving. Chris Bueller, general manager at Market Street Grill in South Jordan, participated in the event last year and also plans to be a vender again. They won the “Best Overall Taste” at the event in 2015. There were 10 vendors last year with food for purchase and this year they are hoping for 20 or more restaurants. Washburn says that now is the time to sign up for the event. Vendors need to get an application from the city and pay their fee by mid August. Chamber members have a $150 fee and non-chamber member’s fee will be $200, but it will include 3 months free Chamber membership. Three more vendors who have also signed up so far for 2016’s event are Sagewood Retirement Center, the Wild Rose Restaurant and Copper Edge Catering. Some of the restaurants that participated last year were the Indian Palace, Texas Roadhouse, Culver’s and Menchies. The sponsors will be Sysco Foods, Coke, The City of South Jordan, City Journals and The South Jordan Chamber of Commerce. Sysco Foods will provide the restaurants with a $200 food credit to offset costs after the restaurant participates in the event. The Chamber will provide tables, port-o-potties and tents for the event. City Journals will provide advertising and Coke will provide a money and have drinks available for purchase. There will be awards given out for The Best Overall Food, Best Bite and Best Dessert. Last year’s winners were Market Street Grill, Sagewood Retirement Restaurant and Culvers. The winners will get a plaque to hang in their restaurant. Washburn said, “This event pulls people out of their rut to try new restaurants. It is an easy way to do it. They can walk along the sidewalk and see, smell, design and try new dishes. You need to get there early because you don’t know what the favorite food item will be and it may run short.” He also said that the Chamber likes to serve the community and Principle’s Pantry, but they really want to do this to support restaurants in the city. l

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By Mylinda LeGrande |


n hot summer Friday and Saturday nights from 8 to10 p.m., families, couples, friends and individuals can be found lounging on the grass and dancing in front of the new stage at SoDa Row in Daybreak. During the summer, you can find free entertainment and rock out to the sounds of local bands and National Acts at Daybreak’s Soda Row. Paired with a picnic and a stroll around the lake, you have a perfect date night or activity. The season started off on Memorial Day weekend on May 27, with the Utah party band, “No Limits,” who provided classic rock, pop and top 40 covers to the crowds that gathered for the Father’s Day weekend. Susan Glenn said, “This band has indescribable energy and enthusiasm. They created an atmosphere that sparkled with fun. Our guests all joined in and had a great time. No Limits is our favorite party band!” On May 28, Josh Batstone, contestant on “The Voice,” took the stage at 7 p.m. He was followed by The Strike at 8 p.m. They are a Provo based band that previously opened for Kelly Clarkson and Carly Rae Jepson at The Stadium of Fire in Provo in 2013. June concerts included Jersey Street Band, fronted by Larry Green, head of the guitar department at BYU. Jersey Street Band kept the crowd dancing as they played both modern and classic dance hits. On June 11, Crossroads took the stage with covers of classic rock, country and blues hits. On June 17, national act from Nashville, Tennessee, Logan Brill, performed. Brill said, “Growing up, I remember the house always being filled with music. And if we weren’t listening to music, we were making it. Some of my earliest memories are of family sing-alongs where everyone had a part. As I recall, my

The Strike performs on SoDa Row stage, May 28 –Jerry Thompson

first instrument was a metal mixing bowl and a wooden spoon.” The concert was part of a benefit for Mighty Max and The Millie’s Princess Foundation who said, “The whole band was so sweet to our prince and princess. Thank you Logan Brill!”Other concerts in June included LanLadyLove. They rock out with original songwriting. The band’s debut EP of original music “Love Matter” charted on iTunes in its first week. The last concert in June was the Gabrielle Louise Show, performing at the Kohuna Beach Party on the 24th. On her website, it says that her music is anchored deeply in folk, but it

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Old-Fashioned Family Fun at the Holt Farmstead By Mylinda LeGrande |

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t was a perfect summer’s evening on July 1, for the fourth annual Fun at the Farmstead event held at the Holt Family Farm, sponsored by South Jordan Arts Council. The temperature was verging on hot, but a slight breeze hinted toward a cooler evening to come. Families in attendance participated in various events. On the side of the Holt Farmhouse, children waited in line for their own personal pony rides. Photographer, Ryan Robison, was available to take family or individual pictures on an ancient low-hanging tree branch or elsewhere around the farm. A barbecue dinner was available for purchase which included either pulled pork or hot dog along with baked beans, fruit, ice cream brownie sundae and lemonade. Games, such as barrel and potato sack racing, a ducky derby and a coloring contest were ongoing throughout the night. Hired Guns Band provided oldfashioned, knee slappin’ music in front of a crowd relaxing on chairs. Sights and Sounds of Summer provided the movie “Minions.” All ages could be found enjoying the entertainment. Jessica and daughter Joslyn Mitchel’s parents live across the street from the farmstead. Jessica said, “We just got here not too long ago, and this one won’t leave the ponies alone. The other kids are dancing to the music here. We don’t live here, we are military, so we are in the process moving and here visiting [our parents] for the Fourth of July.” The inaugural event for the Farmstead took place on July 12, 2013, for the dedication of the Farm. This was following the City of South Jordan being presented a Heritage Award for the Rehabilitation of the Samuel E. Holt Farmstead in 2010. Samuel E. Holt, the original property owner, passed the farm down to his daughter, Mame (known commonly as “Aunt Mame”). At age 96, she agreed to have the property listed

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on the state’s historic register. When she died in 2004, at the age of 99, the property went to her great nephew, Russ Newbold’s father and two brothers. According to the South Jordan City website, “When he (Russ Newbold) was young, he began to dream about restoring her house. [It] got under his skin, into his heart, and into South Jordan’s plans. Two years later, a developer, the Arbor Group, offered to buy the property.” As part of the restoration, several outbuildings on the farmstead were rehabilitated including the garage, chicken coop, buggy shed, granary, coal shed, and milk house, but the biggest project was the renovations to the Victorian-style house. In addition, a new subdivision has been developed with large, modern home sites that surround the farm. “At that time we began discussing our plans with the City of South Jordan,” Russ Newbold said. “They expressed a keen interest in converting a portion of the property to a historic site and park. The intent was for the family and developer to donate a portion of the property to South Jordan City. South Jordan would then restore the historic site, and the surrounding acreage would be transformed into a residential subdivision. As a preservation consultant for South Jordan, I finally had the opportunity to create the scope and construction documents for the exterior restoration of the house and barns, and also to work with the local architect and contractor on preservation issues. All those years of dreaming of the restoration have been fulfilled. Aunt Mame wanted the farm to be a place where people could come and feel welcome. Every community should have historic sites such as this—a place where people can experience history in an engaging and meaningful way over and over again. Aunt Mame’s farm will again become the gathering place for families and the community.” l

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Stephanie Anderson, youth services librarian for Salt Lake County Library Services, plays the part of Little Miss Puppet in the library’s virtual story time. – Salt Lake County Library Services


sually Vern Waters spends his days managing Salt Lake County Library Services’ jail location, but occasionally he said he gets to take a break from that duty and step into the persona of General Fiction, a character in the library’s new virtual story time. “It is a different outlet,” Waters said. “I get to be creative. I get to be a character. I get to be silly.” Each Salt Lake County Library location offers story time sessions, which focus on interactive learning, such as talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. The purpose of Story Space, the online story series, is to bring a similar experience to parents and children— wherever they may be. “We want to reach kids and parents who aren’t able to attend story time—whether they can’t come in that day because their kid is sick, or they can’t ever come in because they have transportation issues,” Nyssa Fleig, library program manager, said. “Whatever the barrier is, we wanted to be able to reach them.” The library services held auditions for online storytellers. Waters and three other librarians made the cut: Annie Eastmond, from the Millcreek Library; Paula Burgon, from the West Jordan Library; and Stephanie Anderson, from the South Main Clinic Reading Room. The librarians designed their own costumes and became actors and actresses, instead of merely reciting their lines, Fleig said. “It’s a fairly common concept—the online story time, but I think we have kind of taken it a bit above and beyond what has been done on other systems,” Fleig said. “There was just a lot of thought that went in behind the scenes.” In the first episode of the library’s online Story Space series released in May, Miss Annie, played by Eastmond, reads “Two Girls Want a Puppy,” written by Ryan and Fiona Fairy and illustrated by Maple Lam. The camera shots zoom in and out of the picture book, and Miss Annie appears inside the book and begins interacting with the illustrations. Earnest Bourne, the library’s web developer who produced, edited, directed, and filmed the video, created the special effects, because he didn’t

Annie Eastmond reads “Two Girls Want a Puppy,” written by Ryan and Fiona Fairy and illustrated by Maple Lam during the first episode of Story Time, Salt Lake County Library Service’s new virtual story time series. – Salt Lake County Library Services

want Story Space to be just another recording of someone reading a story, Fleig said. “When we started talking about it, we kind of wanted a feel like “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” meets “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” meets “Reading Rainbow,” Waters said. After the story reading, the 12-minute clip continues with a dog-themed craft led by Fiona Fairy, played by Burgon. The Story Space webpage,, contains printable cut-outs, so viewers can build their own craft while they watch Fiona construct hers. Fiona uses magic to make General Fiction Appear. He plays the banjo while singing a twominute song about a dog named Banjo to the tune of the traditional children’s song “Bingo.” “My favorite part was when we got a good take,” Waters said as he laughed. “It took a long time. I was there for most of one whole day for my whole song, so it is time-consuming, but it is so much fun.” Although Waters has read stories to children at libraries numerous times, he said Story Space presented a new challenge because there wasn’t an audience. He usually responds to what the kids say during the story time, but he couldn’t during Story Space. “Having only the camera as an audience made it intimidating, but I think I’ll get used to it as we continue,” Waters said. At the conclusion of Captain Fiction’s scene, Little Miss Puppet, played by Anderson, recites a nursery rhyme with puppets. The nursery rhyme is intended to help children notice repetition of sounds, which builds awareness of how words are formed, according to the website. “Everything was a deliberate choice to focus on hitting early literacy concepts,” Feig said. “The songs, crafts, everything selected and put together was to support those.” Waters, Eastmond, Burgon and Anderson will make guest appearances as their characters at branch story times this summer. Right now the library staff is excited about the initial episode, according to Fleig, and although it might be awhile, she said they look forward to producing more episodes in the future. l

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City Council Adopts $105 Million Budget By Sandra Osborn |


he South Jordan City Council approved the FY2016-2017 Budget at the June 21st meeting. The $105 million budget passed in a matter of minutes, following months of discussions among city council members and city staff. Public input was noticeably absent. The tentative city budget was adopted unanimously back in April and made public to provide time for residents to express their concerns if any, but nobody showed up. Mayor Alvord, seeing no one, closed the public comment on the budget almost immediately. “Interesting last week we spent three hours on a gate but when it comes to a hundred million dollar budget, the community has nothing to say about it,” Mayor Alvord said to the chuckle of his colleagues. While the atmosphere was light, adopting the proposed budget was not a light duty. “The budget in my mind, if it is not the most important thing we do, is pretty dang close,” Council member Shelton said. “It deserves close scrutiny.” The council seemed to be of one mind.

They only asked Chief Financial Officer Sunil K. Naidu to clarify a few questions before adopting the proposed budget in a unanimous vote. The budget was developed using tools from the center for Priority based budgeting. “The staff and departments used the tools to ensure the continued delivery of exceptional services, while maintaining healthy reserves,” City Manager Gary Whatcott wrote in the introduction to the budget. “These key initiatives bring life to the budget and provide an easy guide for residents to link their taxes to measured outcomes,” Whatcott said. Here are some items of interest: The South Jordan budget for FY2016-2017 is $105,927,596. Total Revenue Overview: Taxes and fees comprise of less than a third of the total projected revenue for the city at $28.5 million. The city earns almost $28.9 million from charges for services and another $25.4 million come in through transfers and use of the fund balance. The rest of the revenue comes from area increments, licenses and permits, road funds, intergovernmental revenues and fees, and other miscellaneous revenue. Expenditure: Wages and benefits comprise

the major projected expenditure at over $31.2 million. Operating expenses follow closely at $25.8 million and project expenditures add up another $22.4 million. Transfers and contributions to fund balance, materials and supplies, and debt payments make up the rest of the consolidated expenses. Taxes: Sales tax is the largest revenue source for the city of South Jordan, making up approximately 27% of the overall general fund revenues. The current sales tax rate is 3% for grocery food sales and 6.85% for most other consumer goods. Property Tax is South Jordan City’s second largest source of revenue, accounting for approximately 23% of general fund revenue. South Jordan’s property tax rate is 0.002082. It is comparable to other cities in Salt Lake County, sitting between the tax rate of Cottonwood Heights and Murray and quite less than Salt Lake City and West Valley City. From the property tax revenue, over 41.2% goes to Jordan School District. Other major beneficiaries are Salt Lake County and South Jordan city. Around 6.2% goes toward the Salt Lake County library system. The rest of the funds are divided among services such as sewer and water. Safety: The Fire Department has a budget

increase of $1.3 million over last fiscal year, standing at $6.7 million. The increase comes in anticipation of the new Fire Station #63. The Fire Department plans on hiring and training 15 new firefighter positions: 14 Firefighter EMT and 1 Fire Paramedic. The Police Department has a working budget of $6.7 million. They are planning to add one new Police Officer position in the next year. Public Works: The budget for Public Works is $10.7 million. Divisions of Streets, Street Lighting, Water, Secondary Water, Storm Water, Sanitation, Recycling, Parks Maintenance, Fleet Management and Cemetery all operate under this budget. Other: Some proposed infrastructure and other projects of interest include the conversion of parks to secondary water ($1.1 million), water pipe transite replacement ($1.3 million), zone 6 storage ($1.2 million), Welby Park Construction phase 1 ($1.5 million), fleet replacement ($882,600), replacement of pavers at City Hall ($250,000), Cemetery landscape improvements ($250,000) and many more. For complete budget see: pdf/budget-16-17.pdf. l

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Archery: A Lifetime Sport By Tori La Rue |


aLynne Takeda and her husband hunted for years with bows and arrows, but there came a time when Takeda thought she’d never shoot again. “It was interesting because my husband passed away almost 14 years ago, and I had convinced myself that I couldn’t do archery anymore,” she said. But in 2013, Takeda’s employer, the Division of Wildlife Resources, decided to bring the National Archery in the Schools Program to the state and selected her as the program manager. Takeda said she wouldn’t mind facilitating, but when she went to the first training meeting, the instructor offered her a bow. “I panicked because I was like, ‘I can’t shoot; I haven’t done it by myself,’” Takeda said. “The guy teaching the class made me shoot, though, and so once I did that, I got back into it.” Takeda helped the division bring a two-week archery course to 95 P.E. classes from St. George to Moab and from Vernal to Logan. As a side project, she taught archery classes at recreation centers across the state, several of which have created their own program based on the things she taught them. This summer, Takeda’s brought her knowledge and the division’s bows to the South Jordan Softball Complex at 10778 South Redwood Road, teaching people age 10 and up about her favorite sport. Megan and Preston Darby said they wanted to find a new hobby this summer, so, not knowing what to expect, they signed up for the first session of the division’s archery classes in South Jordan. At first, the siblings said they weren’t sure how to hold the bow and found the stance of an archer somewhat awkward, but after the first day in Takeda’s three-day program, they said they

Children practice archery techniques using a string bow. – Tori La Rue

felt more confident. “It’s actually pretty simple,” Preston, 10, said. “It’s fun and amazing.” Takeda said Preston’s impression of archery isn’t uncommon. Children who usually show improved selfconfidence, motivation, behavior and focus after completing the program, according to a survey conducted by the division. The program focuses on 11 basic steps of archery. Takeda demonstrates the steps to the group while they practice the techniques on a string bow, a training item that allows students

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to build muscle memory and practice releasing without firing arrows. After the group has the 11 basic steps down, Takeda unveils the targets. They have the technique down before they try to hit the bullseye which makes them more skilled archers, Takeda said. “What’s interesting with archery is you don’t have to be the biggest, the strongest or the fastest to be a good archer,” Takeda said. “Everyone, pretty much everyone, can participate in archery.” Unlike football, soccer, baseball and other sports that wear on people’s bodies overtime, archery can be done at any age and for a lifetime, Takeda said. Takeda said she’s grateful for the opportunity that she’s had to teach archery through the division. Because of that assignment, her lifetime of archery wasn’t cut short. Takeda’s final summer archery class at South Jordan begins on Aug. 16. Email Takeda at for more information. l

RaLynne Takeda instructs archery at the South Jordan Softball Complex. – Tori La Rue

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Women Bring Competitive Basketball to South Jordan Rec Center By Billy Swartzfager |


he South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center just wrapped up its first ever women’s basketball league. The league, which began in early May and ended on June 23rd, was a success and something many women throughout the valley have been looking to participate in for years. What began as an inquiry made by Joanie Tester resulted in a very competitive league with a lot of skilled players. Tester, who works out at the center, saw a flyer for a men’s basketball league and asked whether or not there was a league for women. She was told that there was little interest, though she knew otherwise. Tester asked if the rec center would hold a league if she could find enough players to play, and, the center agreed. Tester went to Facebook, posting in the Garage Sales section, and in less than a week, was able to round up over 150 interested women to start a Facebook group and the communication had begun. “It was a lot of work to find the teams, the players and a home base, and Joanie did most of that,” Recreation Program Director at the center, Chet Wanlass said. Once there were enough women committed to signing up, the process of collecting fees and assigning players to teams began. Each team had 10-12 players and each team played at least seven games. “We were very pleased with the turnout, especially on the short notice and quick turnaround we had to work with,” Wanlass said. The Salt City Sparks won the league, going 7-1 during the regular season, earning a top seed for the end of season, single elimination tournament, which they won. As with most Salt Lake County recreation programs, the team won t-shirts with the word champions across the front. As well as being the winningest

Salt City Sparks pose for a photo after winning the first women’s league at South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center

team in the new league, the Sparks also counted the league’s top scorer within their ranks. Amaris Newkirk, who played college ball for Eastern Arizona College and Southern Virginia University, had been looking for a competitive place to play basketball for years before Tester completed the leg work to start the league in South Jordan. She wasn’t the only one either. “Some of these women came all the way from Magna to play ball,” she said. “It’s harder



for women to find these outlets,” she added. Newkirk said she had a lot of fun playing, that there were a lot of high intensity, passionate basketball players, and hopes it will grow. Newkirk ended up leading the league in scoring, a title that wasn’t determined until the very last game of the season. On top of her championship t-shirt, she was able to sport a pullover with her name and new title on it as well. “When I saw that they recognized the leading scorers in their leagues I said it would be fun to win it, I did and I feel good about winning it,” she said. Tester was also pleased with her accomplishments. She loved setting goals and accomplishing them, while learning more about the game. Most of the women on the teams didn’t know each other before their first games, but grew together over the course of the season. “I loved meeting new people, we were strangers at first, but, we are all friends now,” Tester said. And, she hopes that the resulting comradery will push the league’s growth in the future. The staff at the rec center and Tester tried to continue their success by starting a summer league that would have started in July or August, but were unable to get the same interest they had in the spring. “I’m bummed about summer, but I am determined to make this happen,” Tester said, “It’s nice to see people having so much fun. It’s something the community needs, I feel it’s important.” Wanlass agrees, “It was tough to get a lot of players with summer vacations and stuff like that, but, we will be back again next March, we’ll have more time to plan and market the league.” l


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Five Professional Athletes from SoJo By Tori La Rue | Bruce Hardy Bruce Hardy, former tight end for the Miami Dolphins, played in Super Bowls XVII (1983) and XIX (1985). Hardy was the Bingham High School quarterback before he hit the collegiate and professional fields. While still in high school, Hardy was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated as “Best Schoolboy Athlete” in 1974. Hardy chose to play football on scholarship at Arizona State University and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1978, where he appeared in every game during his rookie season. In 1986 Hardy reached a career high with 54 passes for 430 yards with five scores, starting every game. Over his 12 seasons with the team, he caught 256 passes for 2,455 yards Kevin Curtis After playing for Bingham High School and Utah State University, Kevin Curtis was drafted into the NFL in 2003 by the St. Louis Rams. He went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007. He caught 77 passes for 1,110 yards and six

touchdowns in his initial season with the Eagles, but he missed 20 of the 32 games in the next two seasons while he suffered from a sports hernia and a knee injury. He was then diagnosed with cancer, but returned to the NFL, playing two games with the Miami Dolphins in the 2010 season and with the Kansas City Chiefs in their 2011 playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. Star Lotulelei Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers, tackled five opponents during Super Bowl 50, but the Panthers still lost the game to the Denver Broncos. Lotulelei was drafted by the Panthers in first round (14th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL draft. He will likely be on the team for another two years. Lotulelei has had 89 combined tackles and six sacks in his professional career. The 26-year-old got his start playing basketball and football at Bingham High School and then played football at Snow College and the University of Utah. Fred Roberts Fred Roberts led the Bingham Miners to back-to-back basketball state championships during his junior and senior seasons in 1977 and 1978. Roberts began playing for BYU in 1978 before

playing for the San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. After he retired from basketball, Roberts moved to back to Utah and got his teaching license from BYU. He currently teaches sixth grade at Lincoln Academy in Pleasant Grove. Gary Wilkinson Gary Wilkinson’s time on the Bingham High School basketball team was cut short when his coach dismissed him for attitude problems. He later dropped out of high school and spent time partying. Months later, he joined the church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, earned his GED, served a religious mission and played basketball for the Utah State Aggies, where he averaged 17.4 points and 7 rebounds per game, according to an article on ESPN’s website. Wilkinson went on to play basketball professionally in Korea, Australia and Greece. He and former Aggie player Tai Wesley continue to host summer basketball camps for boys and girls at the Smithfield Recreation Center in Smithfield, Utah. l

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ere your college years the best years of your life? If you said “yes,” then you’re among the millions of adults who reminisce about their college days and the social activities and opportunities that shaped their adult lives. But many of our children spend their free time in front of screens instead of socializing with each other, stunting their social development and making them vulnerable to dangerous media. You can help your students develop community identity, create strong social networks, and combat the harmful effects of problematic media by helping your child choose student housing with amazing amenities. Develop community identity ​Students living in a student housing complex can develop a strong community identity and support system. A 2006 study found that residents in a community need access to a local social network in order to create an identity and build a sense of belonging in a new place. The Factory, for example, is premier housing in Logan, Utah, that not only provides space for fun (we’re talking bowling alley, double decker hot tub, state of the art fitness center, etc.), but also provides and facilitates social activities to encourage social interaction. All of these factors contribute to the homelike feel and community identity that The Factory provides. It’s not just some place to come back to after class. Create strong social networks The perks of belonging to a strong social network are far-reaching. Amenities specifically support physical and mental well-being, positive lifestyles, and overall good health. Some recent events

at The Factory include a water balloon fight, ice cream social giveaway, and bingo night complete with prizes. Invitations are posted on all doors, and events create opportunities to meet neighbors and establish lasting connections. Combat the harmful effects of problematic media Viewing pornography, playing violent video games, and gambling online--widespread activities among college students--may have very negative and lasting effects. In a recent study at Brigham Young University, researchers discovered a consistent pattern of inhibited social interaction in young adults who had greater exposure to such problematic media. What better way to catch screen time than by going down to the cinema room at The Factory with 30 of your closest friends? Factory representatives will even be there to help set up the projector and provide popcorn, upon request. When your students’ basic needs are met, they can actually take advantage of the professor’s office hours, study that crucial material to ace the final, and pad their resumes with school clubs and extracurricular activities. So give your students a gift that will last and change their lives for the better. About the Factory: With close proximity to campus, a world-class exercise facility, double decker hot tub, clubhouse, game room, bowling alley, cinema room, and study room, The Factory is Logan’s premier student housing development. For more information, visit l

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estled in the heart of the Historic Gardner Village, The Art Cottage serves as a gallery for local artists and a learning center for artistic hopefuls. The Art Cottage is opening a lovely gallery to showcase a family of local artists and their fellow Utah artisans. Upstairs will be ArtSmart – a school to teach all ages the joy of art expression. With classes for children, youth and adults, paint parties, date nights, coloring book clubs and girls’ nights out, the Art Cottage has something for everyone. They will also offer the best prices in town on framing, with professionals trained to help you choose the perfect finishing touch for your art pieces. To further enhance original art as well as prints and gallery wraps, stunning home décor and art related gifts and jewelry will be available in this charming Victorian cottage.

“Everyone who comes through our door will be invited to sit down for a quick watercolor lesson. It will be fun and friendly!” says resident artist and general manager Bonnie Merrill. Merrill also quoted the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson in describing art: “The love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” It is proven that children who take art lessons do better in school. The practice of drawing and painting grows neurons in the brain at every age. It is a fabulous de-stressor! Come and celebrate the Grand Opening on August 5th and 6th! We’ll be pleased to meet you, and to share our art, our food, and our joy in becoming part of the Gardner Village family! l

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SPORTS Soccer Dynamics Changing in Salt Lake County

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erriman. Youth soccer players across the Wasatch Front stand to benefit from it. “Our goal has been to create a program for youth training and academy training that is equal to anything you can find in Europe at an elite soccer academy; Ajax, Barcelona and England. We have looked at them very closely. We have come to the believe that building from the ground up, developing the local talent and training that talent to an elite level will lead to a very strong sense of connection with our community and the team.” Hansen said. Academys have become the lifeblood of the sport. While some teams use theirs to develop young talent others use them to help balance the financial books. Either way, for the teams that get it right, a productive academy can be crucial for long term success. Creating a successful academy is no easy feat. Some clubs have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into their youth set-ups with very little reward. The right facilities, coaching and recruitment must be in place before a club can produce genuine talent. In the soccer economy we now live in it seems many clubs would rather buy the talent than take the time to develop young players. A strong academy can give you an advantage over other teams. “Where we are going is so promising, so development oriented, so family and growth oriented. Really it is grass roots,” RSL General

Manager Craig Waibel said. “We are laying down the possibility to help develop this state, which we take a lot of pride in.” The Dutch youth soccer academy Ajax (pronounced EYE-ox), is located in Amsterdam and consists of eight well-kept fields, a two-story building housing locker rooms, classrooms, work out facilities, offices for coaches and a cafeteria. Ajax has become a-talent factory. It manufactures players and sells them, often for immense fees, to teams around the world. The soccer academy in Herriman plans to be run similar to a big-league baseball minor league program, but as one that reaches into early childhood. The training academy will offer more than player development. They plan on offering coaches training, referee training and front office management like accounting and business management. The local benefit The RSL training center will offer many of the soccer clubs in the area the opportunity to train locally without the expense of traveling out of state to get what they need. The Utah Youth Soccer Association is the largest youth sports organization in Utah. They reach out to over 50,000 soccer players across the state. The UYSA oversees coaches licensing, certification of referees and players insurance. They offer youth

the opportunity to play at a comfortable level whether it is recreation play or elite competition and opportunities. “There is no question that soccer has changed in a positive way here in this state. First of the number of participants has grown. Just four or five years ago the Utah Youth Association had about 35,000 members and now they are over 50,000. Soccer is getting more popular. The level of the clubs and experience is getting better as well. We are now able to compete with states like California and Nevada,” Sparta technical director Marco De Ruiter said. Sparta United Soccer club claims to be the oldest youth club in the state of Utah. It was established to provide serious soccer players the opportunities to advance to the highest levels of soccer. They currently have over 60 teams competing in elite, developmental and premier divisions. The club is based in Sandy, Utah and incorporates players from all over the Wasatch Front. Like many clubs in the state its coaches are United States Soccer Federation licensed. “Coaching education is expensive. In my opinion it should more available, we have to travel out of state at this point for these coaches to receive the training they need,” De Ruiter said. The RSL training facility is scheduled to help provide the coaches the training necessary to develop their skills and further their soccer education.

The USSF provides training levels for all coaches from National F to A and Pro licenses. All F level coaches take a two-hour online grass roots training; focusing on fun, activity centered age appropriate environment for players age 5-8 years old. The highest youth level, A-coaches, combine experience, onsite training and developmental assignments and mentoring. Club soccer Clubs in the state offer competitive advantages to their members. Most clubs offer different levels of ability to its prospective players and families. The UYSA facilitates premier level and divisions one through three skill levels. “I think parents should focus on technical development, for me I tell our coaches results are not important. We want to develop players for them to advance to the next level. RSL has a huge influence locally. They have had coaches meetings and invited our players to the games as spectators, ball boys and little kids player escorts. The RSL ownership has dedicated to make the level in Utah better in a positive way. To have an academy in our state is a big advantage for soccer development,” De Ruiter said. Sparta is one of many soccer clubs in the area; Murray Max, Avalanche, Impact, La Rocca, West United and Forza are a few of the more popular clubs. West Jordan Youth Soccer advertises itself as continues on next page…


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a recreation league and encourages the coaches, fans and players not to keep track of the score and wins and losses. Many of the others offer competitive games and access to tournaments across the western United States. Impact Soccer registrar and tournament director Melinda Sorensen has organized its club tournament for the past nine years. This year, July 6-9, over 140 teams converged on fields at Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center and Bonneville and Church Hill junior high schools to play in the tournament. Teams came from Idaho, Colorado, Montana and Nevada. “It can be crazy keeping all of this organized.

To me it is amazing to see the growth we have had in soccer in this area. It is like a full-time job for me February to August,” Sorensen said. Tournaments are only part of the costs families have to participate in competitive soccer. Competition teams have registration fees, coach’s fees, tournaments, travel and uniform costs. These fees can be upwards of $2300 or more a year. Many coaches, club directors and staff board members receive payment for their services. In one local club its advanced level coaches are paid approximately $50 per player on their team per month. Soccer has become big business. Success in the neighborhood Many of the local clubs advertise their ability to develop and help players advance to NCAA soccer programs. They use this as an advantage to gain mass numbers of players in their clubs. Other clubs boast the fun, social and educational aspects of playing the “beautiful game.” Avalanche Soccer is a girls only club. Their mission statement says they work to instill and reinforce the qualities of confidence, teamwork, loyalty, hard work, sacrifice, determination, struggle, heartache, passion and success in young girls. Its alumni include five players currently playing for the University of Utah women’s team. They also field a team in the Elite Club National League, a travel league of teams based in Colorado, California, Utah, Washington, Idaho and Oregon. “We have some teams going to national championship tournaments. The kids have been very competitive,” De Ruiter said.

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Many Utah youth girls and boys teams competed very well at the Farwest Regional Championship in May. The under 16 La Roca Premier PO and U17 Celtic Storm 99 Premier teams played in their group finals. The Sparta 01 JK, La Roca South CS 99/00 and La Roca Premier PO are scheduled to represent the state at the U15 boys, U16 boys and U16 girls divisional respectively. Real won the Major League Soccer championship in 2009, the top tier of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. They are usually a top contender in the MLS Western Conference and at press time they stand in fourth place with 30 points. The $50-million training facility is an investment where players will develop a foundation at a young age and better prepare them for elitelevel soccer and possibly on to the first team. The Herriman facility, off the Mountain View Corridor at approximately 14800 South, is scheduled to have two indoor fields under the largest free-spanned building in North America. The two full size major league soccer fields will have no posts in between them. The turf has also been specially picked to provide the best playing surface in the area. “Any city looks for an iconic landmark to define its city. It will stimulate economic growth and serve its purpose. Yes it will serve Real, but it will serve us as a community,” Herriman Mayor Carmen Freeman said. The hope for Real is to build a facility that the community will be able to use and be proud of. l


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As Eye See It Information on Vision and Eye Health by Dale F. Hardy, O.D. During summer vacation, I spent some time reading several studies related to children and vision and thought I would share some of the high points from them with parents as they prepare their child to go back to school. One of the studies, which is not really very new, and is a repeat of a prior study done by Columbia University, looked at the various tasks performed in a classroom and how much of what is done requires vision. The number was over 85% of classroom tasks required vision, not just vision was nice to have, but was required to do the task. It follows in my mind, then, that not having good vision would handicap a child’s school experience. Hard to get things right when you are not sure if the teacher just wrote a 3 or an 8 on the board. Another study that I found interesting indicated that up to 40% of children with a tentative diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder actually had uncorrected vision and/or hearing problems that made it difficult for them to attend to tasks. It appears that a tentative diagnosis means that it was not confirmed by a positive response to medication. The authors of this study were recommending that a multi-disciplinary approach to these cases would be the best method of assuring proper treatment. The last study I am going to review related to school vision screenings and why they are not adequate as an eye examination. This study was done in Kentucky and all children in the study were given both a standard school screening and then a comprehensive eye examination. 1 out of 4 children who passed the screenings were diagnosed with an eye or vision problem that needed correction in the full examination. The worst part of this report was that only 1 out of every 10 notifications sent home to the parents advising them that they needed to take their child in for a complete examination were ever returned to the school. When they followed up to see how many had been taken to the eye doctor, only 1 out of 8 parents had done that. Many reported never seeing the note so maybe it never got home, but it did show problems in school to parent communication. If you have children in your home, whether you use my office or someone else, please make good vision a part of your back-to-school preparation. You can contact my office at 801253-1374. Dr. Hardy’s office is located at 10372 South Redwood Road, South Jordan. (801) 253-1374 10372 Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT 84095 paid advertisement

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South Jordan August 2016  

Vol. 3 Iss. 08

South Jordan August 2016  

Vol. 3 Iss. 08