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North Ogden & Pleasant View Connection are published monthly by Connection Publishing©

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e have surely been blessed with an abundance of moisture this past winter. In that vein, I would like to remind everyone that all that snow in the mountain will turn to water and while a lot of it will go into the ground to recharge our aquifer, most will be coming down the hill. I want to encourage each of you to be both vigilant and prepared. Vigilant in keeping children and pets away from the swelling streams. These little creeks can turn deadly very quickly as they are literally ice cold and can become very fast moving. If you live in an area that could possibly flood or has a history of flooding, please prepare yourself. Sandbags are available at the City. Hopefully, Mother Nature will be kind and bring the water down slowly as it warms up gradually, but a sudden heat wave could prove to be very problematic.

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I would like to give a shout out to our awesome snowplow drivers. What a great job they have done this year. They do such a wonderful service each and every year, but this year was extra busy and extra challenging as storm after storm pounded our City. I receive many comments and almost all of them are positive and very grateful. Lastly, don’t forget the Easter Egg Hunt. The most thrilling two minutes of the year! Hundreds of children scurrying around the Pleasant View Park filling their baskets full of Easter treats, sure to provide them with weeks full of unbounded energy. It is Saturday, April 20th and will start promptly at 9:00 am. Don’t be late or your children or grandchildren will never forgive you. Well, at least not until next year. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that Pleasant View remains the best place to not only grow up, but the best place to grow old. Mayor Leonard Call

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City Info Mayor: Leonard Call Business Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon Offices Address: 520 West Elberta Drive, Pleasant View City, UT 84414 General Email: info@pleasantviewcity.com | (801) 782-8529 April 2019 | Pleasant View Connection 3


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

2019

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Weber HIgh's Art Tour pg. 20

Sections 28 HOME

6 CITY NEWS Calendar of events • Students of the Month

Art Contest Winners

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New businesses

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Weber High Arts Tour

Cover Art by April Crestani, winner of our Art Contest

Heiner’s Insurance Wasatch Credit Union

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32 RECIPES Spring Favorites

15 HISTORY

34 PLACES

Pioneer Silk Production

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26 BUSINESS

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letter from the editor We closed out another great art contest. A big thank you to those who participated. We had an incredible 50 entries and 2745 votes. Great Job North Ogden and Pleasant View! Visit northogdenconnection.com and click on Art Contest to see all the entries. On our cover is the winner of the contest and the editor's choice is

listed on page 16. Thank you to all who shared their art with the community! There is some incredible talent here.

Ryan Spelts, Publisher

Melissa and Ryan Spelts

Questions or comments? ryan@connectionpub.com or (801)721-3762 Website: www.northogdenconnection.com

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CITY NEWS

Key Community Contacts Main Office: (801) 782-8529 info@pleasantviewcity.com Mayor Leonard Call 801-940-6231 lcall@pleasantviewcity.com Councilman David Chugg: 801-499-7562 dchugg@pleasantviewcity.com Councilman Jerry Burns 801-782-1680 jburns@pleasantviewcity.com Councilman Steve Gibson 801-941-8100 sgibson@pleasantviewcity.com Councilman Boyd Hansen 801-782-8345 bhansen@pleasantviewcity.com Councilwoman Sara Urry 801-737-0523 surry@pleasantview.com

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City Council Meetings: Meetings typically held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Some dates will change related to holidays and other conflicts. Check with the city office for exact details. North View Fire Board Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month. North View Fire Station-315 E 2550 N North Ogden @ 5:00 P.M.

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City Business Spotlight Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates Marie Cavanaugh was convinced she could raise money for a local project selling chocolates by using her mother’s recipes and with her friends help. She was right!

Eventually the Cavanaugh Family moved to Utah and George and Marie opened six locations. Ever wonder how we are so lucky to have one in North Ogden? It’s because Marie, who lived in North Ogden at the time, figured if she craved good chocolates and didn’t want to drive to Bountiful to get them and that everyone else felt the same.

In 1963 she wanted to continue making chocolates and had the idea to start a business. She approached the local banker with an unlikely request for a woman in a small community. She took in a box of her chocolates and after the banker had eaten half the box he gave her the loan of $15,000 and ordered 200 lbs. of chocolates for Christmas.

Eighteen years ago George and Marie purchased the old Maverik Store, added a drive-through window and a fireplace, and thus began supplying North Ogden with the finest chocolates made. George passed away 3 ½ years ago and Marie now lives in Layton. Our North Ogden store is owned by their daughter Lorraine, who has continued the tradition of truly fine chocolates. Not only do they have a wonderful selection of chocolates and candy and caramel corn (yum!), they have seasonal favorites like personalized eggs for Easter and chocolate hearts for Valentine’s Day, or caramel apples in the fall, and of course locally-sourced strawberries that are hand-dipped daily in the North Ogden store between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Address: 1993 N Washington Blvd, North Ogden, UT 84414 • Phone: (801) 737-3456 • www.mrscavanaugh.com • Open M-f: 9-7, Sat 9-6 Closed Sundays

Household Hazardous Waste Program: The household hazardous waste program at Weber County Transfer Station (867 W Wilson Lane-Ogden) is for all Weber County residents. The program is FREE for household quantities of hazardous waste. Small business owners may be assessed a fee depending on quantities brought in. The hours and months of operation are every 3rd Saturday of the month beginning in April and ending in September. Hours of operation are 8am-1pm.

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For more information please call Weber County Transfer Station at 801-399-8803. Weber County Transfer Station encourages residents to take advantage of their FREE re-use center as well. The re-use shed contains used paint, thinners, approved pesticides and other misc. used products brought in by the public. It is available during regular business hours. Oil- 5 gallons per day per resident - Free to drop off Antifreeze - 5 gallons per day per resident - Free to drop off

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COMMUNITY FOOD

April Calendar of Events April 11: Baseball 3:00-5:00 @South April 12: Track Meet 3:00-6:00 @Weber High Weber High School April 15: NOJH solo night 3:30-6:00 April 1-5: SPRING BREAK 2019 NO April 16: Baseball 3:00-4:00 @Snowcrest SCHOOL April 17: Weber district string solo & April 8-12: Mr. Weber week Ensemble Festival @Rocky Jr. April 9: 3:30-5:30 baseball @Davis, April 18: Baseball 3:00-5:00 @Sand 3:30-5:30 Boys soccer @Weber Ridge, Track Meet 3:00-6:00 @Fremont April 10: 3:00-5:00 Track & Field @WeApril 19: NO SCHOOL ber, 3:30-5:30 Baseball @Weber April 21: EASTER SUNDAY April 11: State Drama CompetiHappy tion, Girls golf 12:00-5:00 @The April 22-26: Secretaries/Aides ApEaster! Barn, 3:30-5:30 Boys soccer @Laypreciation week ton, 3:30-5:30 Boys Tennis @ Weber, April 23: Baseball 3:00-5:00 @Roy Softball 3:30-5:30 @Northridge Jr. April 12: Baseball 3:30-5:00 @Davis April 25: Weber District Band Solo & April 13: ACT Testing, 8pm-10:30pm Ensemble Festival 5:45-8:15 @ Rocky Jr. FEVER DANCE April 26: Track Meet 3:00-6:00 @Roy April 15-19:National Leadership Week High April 16: 3:30-5:30 Baseball @Weber, Orion Jr High 3:30-5:30 Soccer @ Syracuse, 3:30-5:30 April 1-5: SPRING BREAK 2019 NO Boys tennis @Fremont, 3:30-5:30 SoftSCHOOL ball @Weber April 8-30: END OF YEAR TESTING April 17: Choir Large Group @Fremont, April 9: Baseball 3:00-5:00 @South Jr. 3-5 Track & Field @Syracuse, 3:30-5:30 Baseball @Layton April 11: Baseball 3:00-5:00 @Orion Jr. April 18: 12-5:00 Girls Golf @Glen EaApril 12: Track meet 3:00-6:00 @Weber gle, SBO election, 3:30-5:30 Boys Soccer High @Fremont, 3:30-5:30 Boys Tennis @ April 16: Baseball 3:00-5:00 @Sand Syracuse, 3:30-5:30 Softball @Weber Ridge Jr. April 19: NO SCHOOL April 18: Track meet 3:00-6:00 @FreApril 21: EASTER SUNDAY mont High April 22-26: Administration AppreciaApril 19: NO SCHOOL tion Week, April 21: EASTER SUNDAY April 23: 3:30-5:30 Baseball @ April 23: MID-TERM 4th Quarter, BaseNorthridge, 3:30-5:30 Boys Tennis @ ball 3:00-5:00 @Rocky Jr. Weber, 3:30-5:30 Softball @Davis April 25: SOLO FEST 5:00-8:00 @Rocky April 24: Orchestra Group @Weber, Jr. 3:00-5:00 Track & Field @Weber, 3:30April 26: Track Meet 3:00-6:00 @Weber, 5:30 Baseball @Weber Spring Dance 6:30-8:30 @Orion April 25: 12-5 Girls Golf @Davis Golf April 29: National Junior honor society Course, 3:30-5:30 Boys Soccer @Clearinduction ceremony field, 3:30-5:30 Boys Tennis @Davis April 30: Baseball playoffs @TBA April 26: 3:30-5:30 Baseball @ Northridge Maria Montessori Academy April 27: DAZZLE DANCE 10-4 April 1-5: SPRING BREAK 2019 NO April 30: 3:30-5:30 Baseball @Weber, SCHOOL 3:30-5:30 Soccer @Weber, 3:30-5:30 April 22: Early Release Professional Tennis @Weber, 3:30-5:30 Softball @ Development @ 1:00 Weber April 21: EASTER SUNDAY North Ogden Jr. High Lomond View Elementary April 1-5: SPRING BREAK 2019 NO Bates Elementary SCHOOL North Ogden Elementary April 9: Baseball 3:00-5:00 @Bell Majestic Elementary

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April 1-5: SPRING BREAK 2019 NO SCHOOL April 19: NO SCHOOL COMP DAY April 21: EASTER SUNDAY

SENIOR EVENTS North View Senior Center 485 E. 2550 N. • North Ogden, Utah 801-782-6211 Lunch: 11:50 AM Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri. Dinner: 5:00 PM Thurs. (Opens at 1 PM) Seniors over age 60 - $3.00 Seniors under age 60 - $6.00 *Meals include a main dish, fruit, vegetable, and dessert Hours: Mon. Tues. Wed. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Thurs. 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM Fri. 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday 8:30 Ceramics 10:00 Line Dancing 12:30 Pinochle 2:00 Tap Dancing Tuesday 8:30 Zumba 9:30 Art 10:00 Intermediate Line Dancing 12:30 Weight Lifting (Strength Exercises) 12:30 Mahjong 12:30 Pinochle Wednesday 9:00 Wood Carving 9:00 Bridge 10:00 Line Dancing 12:30 Pinochle Thursday 1:00 Center Opens 1:00 Tap Dancing 5:00 Dinner 5:30 Entertainment Friday 8:30 Zumba 8:30 Ceramics 10:00 Yoga (bring own mat) 12:30 Pinochle April 1 - Haircuts at 11 a.m. April 3 - Cell phone class at 2 p.m. April 20 - Gary Romer - DANCE at 7 p.m.


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NORTH OGDEN LIBRARY April (ALL MONTH): Teen Poetry Contest April (EVERY THURSDAY): Discovery Time 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April (EVERY WEDNESDAY): After School Program 2:00 p.m. April (EVERY MONDAY): Youth Chess Club, 4:00 p.m. April 7-13: Scavenger Hunt, During operating hours for ages 12 and under. April 9: Coding Crew 4:00 p.m. April 17: Cowboy Poetry 6:30 p.m. April 16: DIY: Paper Mosaics 7:00 p.m. April 20: Earth Day: Garden Buddies 2:00 p.m. Sensory Story Hour 10:30 a.m. April 24: Transcontinental Railroad – Weber Reads Building Tracks to New

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Sydney Simmons took the theme of kindness to heart. Sydney decided to make t-shirts with “Be Kind” written out in ASL. Granted, part of this was to support her efforts to earn a trip to Disney; however, it goes further than this. She is a person who is always helpful and kind to others, and is often seen including people from various groups and backgrounds. Almost every morning she is signing to the Deaf students and talking with other people, and she exhibits this same inclusive behavior in class.

Emma Vore is our amazing Student of the Month! Emma is dedicated and hard-working, intelligent and clever. Her German teacher says, “She’s a leader and strong student in German. She is experienced, and I notice her tutoring other students - and I mean actually tutor. She helps them along without just giving the answers.” Emma enjoys tumbling, reading, cooking and hanging out with friends. Her favorite class is Biology and she plans to become a nurse. Emma’s advice to others: “Be yourself - don’t be fake.” Emma is a wonderful and integral part of our Maria Montessori Academy community, and we are delighted to honor her contributions!    

Elle Cunningham North Ogden High School Elle has proven time after time to be a reliable, honest, hardworking student. Elle is always ready to not only do what I ask, but also to take the initiative to do extra work in helping the class run smoothly. At times, she has taken the role of referee to make sure students are playing fairly, as a player when a team is short, or as an encouraging force for her classmates to keep going even when the work is tough. Elle has made an effort to be kind to everyone around her. Because of this effort, students have come to rely on her and look to her for an example. Elle possesses many leadership qualities that I am sure will take her far in life. Lastly, Elle has a great work ethic. As a teacher, I am of the belief that greatness is forged in fire. Those who are willing to put their nose to the grindstone and do the work will achieve greatness. Her work ethic is infectious to those around her and helps to create a positive environment for all to succeed. It is a joy and a privilege teaching Elle. She is a wonderful addition to the class, her kind attitude, leadership qualities, and hard work ethic will take her far in life . -Mr. Cory Biggar

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COMMUNITY FOOD

Small homes on small lots provide lower cost and a better tax revenue for the city. The homes would also feature smaller front doors in a variety of colors.

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he city planning commission and city council are currently grappling with a proposed land development on the city’s western border which is unlike any other to this date. The proposed development is purported to help with the area’s critical need for affordable housing and also increase tax revenue. At first glance this may seem to be a win-win for all citizens but there are concerns some members of the city council have. As proposed, the project will contain high density neighborhoods utilizing what has become a recent, popular national trend, that being tiny homes, less than 250 square feet in total living space on ultra small lots. In the industry these tiny homes have become known as Munchkin Mansions. Lower cost per dwelling but with more lots per acre would yield the city more tax revenue per acre. As with any city business there are usually constituents on both sides of the issue. Preliminary thoughts by the city council seem to be evenly split on whether or not to give the go ahead for the project. The high density housing, with its inherent problems and advantages is difficult to deal with by itself but the decision is further complicated by an additional component of the project. An additional proposal of the project would be to add a blend of new age technology with retro nostalgia. This is

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a design for a drive-in theater specifically for electric scooters. Rather than be a large traditional drive-in for automobiles it would be a much smaller scoot-in. With modern scooters, some of which can carry up to a family of six, the developer, Snideley MacFuddle, has gone on record stating that such an idea will most certainly bring Utah up to speed with more advanced California. The unexpected delays and opposition has caused a fair amount of stress and anxiety for Mr. Macfuddle. This emotional agitation has prompted him to change the name of the project. Rather than the initial name of Pleasant Acres it is now going on the books as Belly Acres. Weighing the benefits and liabilities the city council, with one member on temporary leave, is evenly split on accepting or declining the go ahead. That leaves the mayor to cast the deciding vote. But before this vote could take place Mr. Macfuddle chose to access a seldom used but nevertheless legal procedure in the city’s bylaws. Written generations ago, the city’s charter show down provided an option to for settling city council split votes. The petitioner, in this case, Mr. Macfuddle, may choose to accept a simple yes or no vote from the mayor or at his discretion may challenge the mayor to either a game of HORSE, marbles, (flints only, no steelies) or arm wrestle. So it is. The Show Down by arm wrestle will commence in the city council chamber at high noon, April 1st. HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!

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Pioneer Silk Production BY MELISSA SPELTS

When I was a little girl I have vivid memories of my little brother (Aaron) and a silk shirt he wore to church every week. He loved that shirt and called it his Gorgeous George shirt. I’m not sure where he came up with that name but it was hilarious. Learning about the historical silk production that was here in Utah it brought me back to my brother Aaron and his Gorgeous George shirt. Utah pioneers produced 28,000 pounds of cocoons and some silk fabric from 1855 to 1905. The Relief Society from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was assigned to help pioneer families start a silk production or “sericulture” to help them be more self-sufficient. The worm eggs were kept warm before hatching by being carried in a pouch around the neck of the women. They were raised and fed in people’s homes and attics. Hundreds of mulberry trees were planted in the area to feed the silkworms. Children of these families had the job of gathering the mulberry leaves to feed the growing worms at 6am, noon and 6pm each day. Once the worms had spun a cocoon, they were harvested, boiled, dried for two months, and then washed to remove the “glue” that sealed the cocoon. The silk was then “reeled” by a machine that gathered six lines, pulled them through an eye, and twisted them together. One cocoon had up to 1,000 feet of line. Many beautiful silk dresses were made from the silkworm thread, and an American Flag made of Utah silk was flown at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Utah’s silk production came to an end in 1905 as the ability to import fabrics by railroad became more practical than the time and effort of raising silkworms. It is so cool that families in Utah learned this skill. It shows us that we can do anything if we put our minds to it.

Utah pioneers produced 28,000 POUNDS of cocoons and some silk fabric from 1855 to 1905.

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What’s Happening... New and Upcoming Businesses and Housing Projects in North Ogden BY LISA ARNER

Have you heard the latest buzz in the City? Do you know there will be new places to grab food and drinks? What do you know about the construction going on? Some of it means new housing choices, so maybe you’ll want to plan that move you’ve been considering. Curious about some details? Read on!

New Places Maybe you like working on cars like the guys in my house. If so, you’ll have another great choice for parts with an O’Reilly Auto Parts store coming soon. It will be directly south of Café Rio, and on its west a road will be constructed that will connect from the road behind Lee’s (300 East) to 2550 North. Take a look at the elevation for this site plan. For those who enjoy coffee, tea, fruit smoothies and gourmet eats, you’ll be pleased to know our town is welcoming another great addition—a Starbucks! Starbucks will be directly north of Subway. If you love roast beef sandwiches or curly fries, you’ll be happy to hear an Arby’s will soon be here! It will be right beside the new Starbucks, to the north. Ice cream, anyone? Cannery Creamery is going in where Great Harvest was. There will be expanded inside seating and outdoor patio seating. Ice cream will be made on location using fresh ingredients. A convenient, new site for Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine will be just north of Watami Sushi.

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Cherry Spring Villas The groundbreaking that you see on the 18 acres east of the golf course is for a senior living community. There will be a clubhouse and 84 units with six different floor plans ranging from 1,600-2,600 square ft with double-car garages.

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Majestic View Townhomes Have you wondered what is happening around the Cannery? The two homes that used to be north of the Cannery were built around the turn of the century on two parcels totaling 3.5 acres. Both homes have been vacant for over 10 years and were recently razed. In their place will be 30 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath units with attached garages.


Canyon View Senior Living At Washington Boulevard and 1700 North, you see 38 acres being developed for two separate uses. If you have noticed the new construction in the southwest corner, you are looking at the nearly completed assisted living complex being built on eight acres. This center will have 74 assisted living units, 26 independent living units, 22 memory care units, a cafeteria and an exercise center.

Village at Prominence Point The Village at Prominence Point (VPP) project will be constructed on the remaining 30 acres adjacent to Canyon View Senior Living. There will be approximately 600 residential units: an assortment of 404 studio, two-story loft, and three-bedroom apartments (some with garages or assigned carports); 107 two-story townhomes with single or double garages; 28 age-restricted cottages with double garages; and, an independent living facility containing 68 units. Amenities will be available to all VPP renters and owners (via HOA fees). There will be two pickleball locations with multiple courts, two clubhouses with a pool and exercise center, playgrounds, and trail systems with built-in workout activities. The developer has worked with the City on design requirements to incorporate quality finishes commensurate with an upscale setting. Construction on the townhomes and apartments will begin this spring. On VPP’s street front, there are five commercial pads for new businesses. One of these businesses will be the Ultimate Express Carwash which will be built on the north end, next to Big O Tires. The other four pads offer nice opportunities for future establishments in our city. Once VPP is completed, there will be many people within walking distance to take advantage of the convenience of shopping or dining.

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FUTURE? Attend one of our City Council or Planning Commission meetings and be a part of your community!

What Else? One of the facets of North Ogden’s General Plan is the creation of a walkable downtown along Washington Boulevard. The key to achieving this will be the implementation of form-based code, a requirement that store fronts be placed next to the sidewalk and adequate parking located behind. This design will promote walkability and create a more desirable environment for residents and visitors who want to spend an evening downtown.

Who Cares? Perhaps you’d like to be in the know on potential developments the City is considering. If so, attend Council and/or Planning Commission meetings, and feel free to offer your perspective. If you’re in favor of something, it’s important to show your support because typically only those averse to certain projects attend meetings. Maybe, for instance, you’re in favor of a gondola – there are strong opinions on both sides – but if only those against it voice their stance, it seems there’s only opposition to it. Set a weekly reminder in your phone to check upcoming agendas at northogdencity.com (click on ‘Government’) to find days and times of meetings. Please come and participate! April 2019 | CONNECTIONPUBLISHING 19


Weber High Performing Arts Tour 120 students from band, choir, orchestra and journalism enjoyed 5 days in sunny California BY STEVE GODFREY

Hopping on a bus with limited air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and foot space as you travel from Utah to California in the middle of the night for ten hours isn’t what a teenager would usually choose for fun. However, when the destination is Universal Studios, Disneyland, college tours, and workshops with 120 of your closest friends, the choice is easy; in fact, it’s the very definition of fun. Band, choir, orchestra, and journalism students embarked on the Weber High Performing Arts Tour from February 27th March 3rd. Kicking off on a Wednesday night, the tour departed North Ogden close to 8 PM and drove all night, with as little sleep as you’d imagine. Movies were watched, The Greatest Showman was sung, and eventually some students slept while the chaperones wished they had. Before a hotel (or a shower), the bus made its first stop: Glendale Community College, a beautiful campus amongst the green hills of southern California, where students participated in workshops for their specific skills. Dr. Stephen Tucker, Choral Director at Cal State University Irvine, led a choir workshop that morning. Born in Jamaica, Dr. Tucker had a strong, colorful personality that connected with the high school students. Scott Wood, choir teacher at Weber High said, “He engaged the students from the beginning of the workshop.” He adds, “He focused on breathing energy, mental focus, and singing with more emotion. He was pretty humorous in a playfully challenging way. We had just come off an all-night bus ride, and he woke us up, which we appreciated.” Orchestra students had a similar experience with their workshop, theirs with Dr. Paul Sherman of the college. “Sherman embraced our students through observing and giving students well-guided feedback to help improve their skills and technique,” said Rebecca Iverson, orchestra teacher at Weber High. She added, “Dr. Sherman showed a great love of musicality and expression through demonstrating 20 CONNECTIONPUBLISHING | April 2019

the importance of pitch fundamentals through solfege and listening, dynamics and phrasing. His enthusiasm inspired our students to try new ways to tackle these concepts.” The purpose of these workshops were for students to fine-tune their skills, but to also hear a voice outside of their teachers to reemphasize key principles and ideas. For some students, it can help fuel their desires to study these subjects in the future. For others, it can help those master areas they’ve struggled in. The instruction given from a college professor can go a long way to help students reach their potential. Immediately following the workshops, students got back on the bus for a ride over to Universal Studios where Springville, USA (from The Simpsons), the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Minion Mayhem (from Despicable Me) awaited. For five hours, students rode rollercoasters based on the Mummy or Transformer movies and drank Butterbeer, from the Harry Potter world. Students watched shows with trained animals from various Universal Studio movies and


purchased plenty of souvenirs around the park. Then, it was off to Hard Rock Café for dinner where servers not-so-eagerly awaited the party of 200. After a busy 24 hours, the first night in a hotel was in sight and all were able to relax before two days at the happiest place on earth began. The first part of the trip was long and educational, but it was the next part that students were most eager for. Consider, the kids were excused from school, surrounded by friends with similar interests, and on a vacation amidst theme parks. Friday and Saturday were spent at Disneyland and California Adventure for thrills and entertainment. However, students were also exposed to additional workshops from Disney professionals. Wood pointed out that the workshop at Disney was “terrific.” He adds, “We went behind the park to a recording studio which is actually used by Disney for recording of shows, Disney projects and movies.” Additionally, he added “We sight-read music from Disney movies, then recorded our parts in sync with the movies. We got to watch what we’d recorded, and it was a terrific experience.” Orchestra and band did something comparable. Iverson said, “The students got to play Lion King, the Disney opening scene, Atlantis and Toy Story. The conductor was very encouraging and gave students many opportunities to keep trying and improving. At the end when the final recorded mix was added to the animation, students were impressed with their work achieved.” She added, “It was a very positive experience and students were eager to tell their peers in class about their experience.”

rain and puddles, students enjoyed the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride at California Adventure or classics like Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones. Parades with characters and catchy tunes walked Main Street, USA while students enjoyed churros, Dole Whip, or Ghirardelli chocolate. Mason Olney, a junior, loved all things in the trip but highlighted the new Marvel ride. Olney said, “Guardians of the Galaxy was such a fun spin on the old tower of terror ride. It actually had six different videos and launch patterns.” He added, “I also really enjoyed the choir workshop at Disney. I love voice acting and it was so cool to get into a studio.” Jonah Gonzales, a sophomore, agreed. “I enjoyed waiting in line for Guardians of the Galaxy with friends, even though it was a 3 hour wait, and the choir workshop. I learned so much on what I can do to sound better as a singer.” For many of the students, not only was it about making memories, but making friends, too. Kira May, a sophomore, said, “I loved playing charades while waiting in line for rides.” Dari McNeely, junior, said she “loved making new friends and sleeping at Flo’s Diner (in Cars land at California Adventure).” Emily Wright, a junior, keeps it simple and said her highlight was “making new friends and exploring new, fun places.” Amanda Hall, senior, summed it up by saying “I loved the clinics and all the different people who taught us and I enjoyed how much this trip taught me outside of music and in the classroom.” But the trip was fun and she adds, “I was also happy to know so many more people and make new friends!” With a smile, she adds, “Overall, it was a great experience and break from school.”

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one of the top retention rates in the company, among his 72 employees. Sports Clips has over 1800 stores nation wide and is the fastest growing men’s hair cutting businesses in the nation. His key to success is his management team and long term relationships with that team. He promotes from within and the leaders of each store are able to have a strong manager who creates the culture of each store. This helps keep employees happy and committed to the success of the store. Stores average about 450 customers per week. When the nationwide feedback surveys done by a third party company rates all the Sports Clips. A store is doing really well if they can score above 70 pts. Chris’ stores are able to each average above 80 pts. When they are tested. This is one of the best scores in the nation. The company mission is to provide a championship haircut experience for men and boys in a fun sports environment. Their goal is to pamper the men and boys that come in. And don’t worry ladies you are welcome there too! The have what they call their MVP experience which includes a haircut, a massaging shampoo, two hot steam towels and a stimulating scalp massage. All the while they are sitting

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INDIVIDUAL TAX RATES: The Act reduced tax rates by 2-3% in each bracket and also made tax brackets wider. The individual income tax rates for 2018 range from 10% to 37% depending on your taxable income. Capital gain rates range from 0-20% depending on the income tax bracket.

STANDARD DEDUCTION: The Act doubled the standard deduction for each filing status (Single - $12,000 and Married Filing Jointly - $24,000). These increases may make it more advantageous to take the standard deduction instead of itemized deductions.

CHILD TAX CREDIT AND FAMILY CREDIT: To help mitigate the elimination of the dependency exemptions, the Act doubled the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $2,000. The Child Tax Credit is available for dependents age 16 or younger. The Child Tax Credit is phased out starting at taxable income of $200,000 for single and $400,000 for married filing joint returns. This means that more families will benefit from this credit. The Family Tax Credit is a new $500 credit available for dependents age 17-24 with similar phase out rules.

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Gun trusts are becoming increasingly popular as more restrictive gun control laws are being implemented, the last of which was by executive order in July 2016. Certain firearms are restricted under Title II of the National Firearms Act (NFA). The most common Title II weapons include suppressors, short barreled rifles and shotguns, and automatic weapons. A gun trust protects the privacy of the gun owner and can shield the gun owner’s family and friends from criminal liability. A gun trust gives you more protection in the acquisition, usage, and transfer of Title II weapons. One of the biggest mistakes owners of restricted weapons make is exposing family and friends to criminal liability. Title II weapons must be registered on the National Firearms Registry. When a Title II weapon is registered to an individual, only that individual may use that weapon. For example, if you took your family or friends out shooting to “try out” your new suppressor, they would technically be felons under the law if they picked up your weapon. The

criminal liability for a felony violation is up to $500,000 in fines and 10 years in prison. The ATF is the federal government agency responsible for enforcing the NFA and has recently brought on hundreds of additional agents to crack down on unlawful transfers. An unlawful transfer occurs when a registered owner transfers possession and/or control of a Title II weapon to another person. The ATF and IRS have recently teamed up to maximize penalties for unlawful transfers. Federal law requires a purchaser of a Title II weapon to pay a $200 tax every time a restricted weapon is transferred. In cases where the ATF has imposed penalties for unlawful transfers, the IRS has prosecuted for tax evasion. The most common unlawful transfer is between spouses. A gun trust allows both spouses to exercise control and possession over Title II weapons as co-trustees. It also allows other named individual beneficiaries to use the weapons without criminal liability as long as they remain in the presence of a trustee. Another common mistake is made upon the death of the registered owner. Gun

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Celebrate the arrival of warmer days & Easter with these delicious recipes!


Easter Fluff Bars

Teriyaki Pork Bowls

These soft and gooey cookie and marshmallow bars are as irresistible to eat as they are to look at! A simple, storebought sugar cookie dough becomes a festive and fun Easter treat when topped with a layer of lemon-flavored homemade marshmallow. Easy enough for the kids to make and pretty enough to grace your Easter table, you’ll have a hoppin’ dessert even the Easter Bunny will approve of.

Liven up your springtime dinner menu with this protein and veggie packed dish. Made with lean pork and cauliflower rice, it’s the perfect start to lighter, seasonal eating. Bold teriyaki sauce and a variety of crunchy toppings finish off this healthy family meal. Feel free to sub in regular white rice if you like.

Makes 24 bars Cooking Spray 1 16.5 oz. tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough 1 C. water 1 three ounce package lemon flavored gelatin dessert 2/3 C. sugar 1/4 C. light corn syrup 1/4 tsp. salt 6 drops yellow food coloring 2 Tbls. pastel sprinkles Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray, line with parchment that is cut large enough to hang over the sides of the pan. Spray parchment thoroughly with cooking spray. Press sugar cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 16 to 18 minutes, until set. Allow cookie to cool completely. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a simmer. Add the package of flavored gelatin dessert and stir over heat until dissolved. Add sugar and stir again to dissolve. Remove mixture from heat and stir in corn syrup and salt. Refrigerate mixture for 20 minutes, just until it’s barely still warm to the touch. Then, pour into the bowl of a stand mixer or mixing bowl and beat with whisk attachment for 6-10 minutes until opaque and fluffy. The gelatin will become a very pale yellow once it’s turned to marshmallow, so add food coloring and mix on low until it’s the shade of yellow you like. Spread the marshmallow mixture evenly over the cooled cookie. Use a spatula to get it as smooth as possible, then scatter the sprinkles over the surface. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow marshmallow to set up. When ready to serve, lift bars out of the pan by the parchment. Cut into 24 squares with a sharp knife.

Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin medallions 1 15 oz. can sliced pineapple rings in juice 2 small heads of cauliflower, stemmed and cut into florets 1/4 C. avocado or olive oil, divided 2 tsp. minced garlic 2 tsp. salt, divided 1 tsp. pepper, divided 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 C. bottled teriyaki sauce 1/2 red onion, sliced thin 4 scallions, sliced 2 limes, halved 2 tsp. sesame seeds Place pork into a gallon sized zip top bag and pour in pineapple juice. Seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate. To make cauliflower rice, place florets into a food processor and pulse until they are chopped fine. Place cauliflower onto a clean kitchen towel, twist towel around cauliflower to squeeze out excess water. Set a skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of the oil, the garlic, cauliflower rice, and half the salt and pepper. Press down with a spatula and cook on one side for 3-4 minutes until slightly brown. Turn cauliflower with a spatula and brown on the other side. Set aside and keep warm. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Brush with the remaining oil. Remove pork from marinade and sprinkle both sides with remaining salt and pepper. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side until pork is barely pink in the middle. Remove from heat and brush generously with teriyaki sauce. Place pineapple rings onto the grill for 1-2 minutes per side until grill marks develop. To assemble bowls, divide cauliflower rice amongst four large bowls. Top with grilled pork and pineapple, the remaining cilantro, red onion, scallions, and 1/2 of a lime. Drizzle on any remaining teriyaki sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

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Sometimes your food destination can bring you to a place that is unique and totally unexpected. An urban adventure! From the curb, Bombay Grill has an eclectic vibe to its location on Washington Boulevard in Ogden. It’s a type of place that makes you ask, what exactly is in there? When Jaspal Singh opened his establishment in 2007, he chose this location after having noticed few quality Indian / Pakistani restaurants, if any, north of Salt Lake City at the time. He had successfully operated other restaurants in other states and looked forward to offering authentic, quality food in Ogden. Myself, my wife and our close knit group of friends from Ogden High School all discovered Bombay Grill shortly after Jaspal opened for business. What a great find it has been for us!

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Inside is simple, elemental and low-key decor. It’s a throwback to small scale family dining with a few special touches. At lunchtime, warm and bright natural light from the large front windows fills the place, which makes it feel alive with energy. Those same windows offer

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amazing views of Mt. Ogden. By night, Bombay Grill is a subdued, relaxed space for gathering with friends & family as the sights and sounds of Ogden’s “Main Street” flows outside. Of course, the best part of any great place to eat should be the food, and here it most definitely is. To get started, Jaspal in the kitchen can start rolling, seasoning and firing delicious Indian breads from inside his Tandoori oven. He’ll craft tasty soups such as Raita (made with yogurt, cucumbers & tomatoes), Seafood or Vegetarian Curry and start preparing ingredients for cooking up his popular Lamb Do Pijama, Chicken Tikka Masala or Malai Kofta. Other meals that I recommend are his Lamb Saagwala & Veg Coconut Curry. My ultimate personal favorite though is the Mango Chicken Curry. My wife loves the Malai Kofta. Our daughter likes to explore the lamb dishes they offer. After 12 years of patronage, Jaspal or his wife no longer ask me what main course I want, just how hot (spicy). I guess I know what I like, and I like what I know. In all of the times that my family, friends and I have eaten there, we have never had a meal that was disliked. Sometimes we’d be too adventurous with how spicy we’d ask Jaspal to make our meal (he uses a 1 to 10 scale, and his 10 is thermonuclear bliss, just so you know). Sometimes, it will be a competition between friends. A “How hot can you take it?” sort of adventure challenge. In those cases, a glass of milk or one of their delicious Strawberry, Blueberry or Mango Lassi’s would always tone the heat back

down. Whether you go for hot or mild, the flavors have always been consistent and excellent. At the end of your meal, Jaspal or his wife can make Above: Lamb up scrumptious Mango Do Pijayma Kulfi (a homemade ice cream) or Gulabjaman, my daughter’s favorite (a deep fried pastry and homemade cheese, topped with a sweet syrup). Bombay Grill has been a treasure for me, my friends and my family and for many others in Ogden and Weber County. With Jaspal and his family and staff, you are a stranger but once. There you will find more than just a new place to eat great food. You’ll find a new destination, totally unexpected, which you will indeed want to return to again.

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA Chicken Tikka cooked in fresh tomato sauce and simmered in masala sauce.


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