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May 2019

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Anniversary

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Win Prizes in the Roy City Scavenger Hunt

Celebrating Mother's Day

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FROM THE MAYOR

Keeping the Community Connected

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et me first recognize the Herefordshire Intermountain Roy Clinic groundbreaking. We are excited the Clinic chose to expand their capabilities with this new modern facility. It is wonderful to see Sunridge Assisting Living, Kids Town and Ridge Line Reality as new additions to our community. Welcome!

The Roy Connection is published monthly by Connection Publishing© www.royconnection.com ryan@connectionpub.com | (801) 721-3762 PUBLISHER Ryan Spelts PUBLICATION DESIGN Robert Dodd AD DESIGN Robert Dodd Ryan Spelts Abigail Rigby EDITORS Steven Godfrey WRITERS Robert Dandoy Melissa Spelts Ryan Spelts Jeremy Poorte Chris Berry

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"This year Roy City will have three City Council seats up for election...get involved with local government and let your voice be heard"

With spring in full swing and secondary water now available, please remember to conserve. Please don’t water your lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.. This minimizes evaporation and allows your landscape to receive the full benefit of the water.

This year Roy City will have three City Council seats up for election. If interested in running, candidates need to file with the City Recorder between June 3-7th during normal business hours. There is a small filing fee that is required. A primary election will occur on August 13, if necessary, to narrow down the field of candidates. The General Election will be held on November 5th. Roy City will not be hosting a public “Meet the Candidates” event this year based on current state policy. However, an individual and/ or organization can sponsor such an event for the involvement of the general public. Facilities such as the Southwest Branch of the Weber County Library in Roy and the Hope Center are excellent venues you might consider. The upcoming Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, will begin the 101 days of summer. This is a warm, fun time and great opportunity to get outdoors. It is also a dangerous time for injuries and accidents. Think about safety and please be safe. Lastly, remember to get involved with local government and let your voice be heard. Robert Dandoy, Mayor

Connection Publishing www.connectionpub.com Disclaimer: The paid advertisements contained within the Roy Connection magazine are not endorsed or recommended by Connection Publishing or Roy City. Therefore, neither party may be held liable for the business practices of these companies. The City is also not responsible for any content in the magazines except for that which they directly submit for print.

Stay connected! www.royconnection.com The City's website has information on every department in the city.

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MAY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

2019

ON OUR COVER

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16 150th Golden Spike

Sections 5 CIT Y NEWS 10 COMMUNIT Y

Anniversary

23 BUSINESS

Business Beat - Midland Pharmacy

Calendar of Events • Announcements Student's of the Month • Scavenger Hunt

28 FOOD

16 LOCAL FOCUS

30 RESTAUR ANT SPOTLIGHT

History - Big Boy Steam Locomotive Returns • 150th Golden Spike Anniversary

18 Oh, the Places You'll Go! 24 Celebrating Mother's Day

Campfire Cooking

Cover photo by Jeremy Poorte

Wing Wah

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letter from the editor

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It is FINALLY spring! After all that rain it has been so nice to enjoy some sunlight lately. May is a busy month with Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Graduation and the First BBQ of the Year Day (yes I made that one up but it should be official). We hope you have a great May and enjoy this months magazine. The kids will be out of school soon and it will be so hot we will forget how cold and wet it was last month, so enjoy it while you can. Ryan Spelts, Publisher Melissa and Ryan Spelts

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

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CITY NEWS

City of Roy Updates

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CONTESTANT REQUIREMENTS: • Female between the ages of 17 and 24 • Be a resident of Roy, attend Roy High School or have graduated from Roy High School • Be single - Have never been married or given birth to a child • Able to be a Role Model to our community!

Applications Due May 4th For More Information text or call:

Alix Dritlein at 801-671-3590 Janet Van Eerden at 801-698-5168 or email missroypageant@gmail.com

A Message from Roy Water Conservancy District Another summer is headed our way (fingers crossed), which means it’s time for yard and sprinkler maintenance! A leak as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32 of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month, so it is critical that you inspect your system and look for soggy areas in your landscape that could indicate a leak. Also look for clogged, broken, or missing sprinkler heads, and direct sprinklers away from your driveway, house, or sidewalk so the water only hits landscape. This can help tremendously. This is also a great time to inspect your main secondary water valve, which is usually in a green box about a foot behind the sidewalk (toward your house). The valve is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and repair, as is the filter. We have some helpful videos on our website at http://www.roywater. com/videos.php, which show filter maintenance for four different types of filters. Because we’ve had such a wet winter and spring, you’ve got plenty of time to get your system in shape – you shouldn’t need to water anything until at least Mother’s Day or later! Go to our website (www.roywater.com) or our Facebook page (www. facebook.com/RoyWCD) for tips and updates throughout the water season. Thanks for your continued efforts in water conservation!

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CITY NEWS

CIT Y NEWS

Complex Corner Located at: 2150 W 4700 S (801) 774-1050

Summer Swim Lessons Online Registration is Here!

JUNE WATER AEROBICS Registration May 24 Class Dates: May 28-June 20, 2019 Cost Non Pass-holders: $28 Pass-holders: $18 Seniors:  $15

No Morning Water Aerobics in Summer Evening 4:15   – 5:00 Deep 8:00–8:45 Deep 8:30–  9:15 Shallow 8:45–  9:30 Deep

Roy Resident Summer Registration May 13, 2019 Non-Resident Summer Registration May 14, 2019

Get Fit, Have Fun, Make Friends

INSTRUCTIONS Go To: www.royrecreation.com Set up your account on or before registration date.

ZUMBA CLASSES

1. Click in the box that shows Log In/Create Account 2. Click in blue box Create Your TYCTY Account 3. Fill in information of the Parent/Guardian as the Primary account holder 4. Click next step: Other Account Members 5. Add 1st child, Add 2nd child etc., then Save and Close

Register For Classes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Log in to your account. See above for instructions. Go to Complex Swim Lesson Tab Pick the Swim Lesson Dates, Scroll down to Class Levels, Select 1st level needed. Computer will then show all members on the account. Check box next to the member for the level selected then Add to Cart. If only registering one child skip to step 10 If more than one child, click close. Select Level for 2nd child, check the box next to the member for level selected, then add to cart. Etc. PLEASE VERIFY PARENT/GUARDIAN IS NOT THE ONE SIGNED UP FOR CLASS Click Check Out Read and check Prompts. Submit Responses Read and check Waiver. Confirm Waiver Agreement Pay and Complete Transaction Receipt

MAY LIFEGUARD CLASS April 26-May 13 $150.00 Tuesday & Fridays 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays 9-12pm

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(Classes are included in entrance fee or with pass) Mondays 7 p.m. & Wednesdays 6 p.m.

WOMEN'S STRENGTH TRAINING Mondays / Wednesdays & Fridays 8:45 a.m.

YOGA CLASSES Mondays / Wednesdays 6:30 a.m. & Tuesdays / Thursdays 7 p.m.

SENIOR EXERCISES Classic: Mondays /Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m. Cardio: Tuesdays / Thursdays 9 a.m. & Fridays 10 a.m.

Roy Aquatic Center Opening Day

MAY 25, 2019 11am-5:30pm Come join the fun!


CITY NEWS

Parks & Recreation OUR GOLDEN BASKETBALL WINNER Congratulations to Burklee Dabb for being our Golden Basketball winner. Burklee has worked for Roy Recreation for two years and is an asset to our team. She is a senior at Roy High School where she plays varsity soccer. After high school, Burklee is planning to attend Weber State where she will study occupational therapy.

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL OPENING DAY May 11TH at Roy West Park Grades 3-9 will have games. "Come for food, fun and free activities for the whole family!" All other games will be played on weeknights. Please contact Roy Recreation at (801) 7741048 if you are interest in sponsoring Opening Day.

MI N H  I T  P K Roy City Presents

Roy West Park

4650 S 2900 W

June 14: Ralph Breaks the Internet July 12: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse August 2: Charlotte's Web

EAGLE LAKE GOLF LESSONS Junior Program-Entry Fee: $200 • Will feature the PGA Junior League • For intermediate to advanced golfers • Fees include all greens fees, range balls for practices, shirts, hat, drawstring bag, and more from the PGA • Practices begin in May. League play begins in June and goes through the end of July • Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Junior Lessons- Entry Fee: $80 • For beginner to intermediate golfers • Teach the basic golf rules, swing and etiquette • Entry fee includes 8, one-hour lessons taught in a nine-week period • Tuesday mornings • Lessons begin June 4th and go through July 30th • Intermediate class will be held at 7:30 a.m. Beginner classes will be held at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. • Classes will be taught by PGA Professional Joe Summerhays For more information on the PGA Junior League or to sign up go to: www.pgajrleague.com/sign-up

ROY HIGH GRADUATION Congratulations to Cole Neal, Ridge Olson, Nikole Slot, Payton Smith, Brock Sugden, Cameron Stimpson and Porter Thackeray for graduating from Roy High School this month. You have made our programs better and we have been lucky to have you as employees. We wish you luck in all of your endeavors. Now go out and change the world!

ROY DAYS SPONSORS Are you interested in being a Roy Days Sponsor? We have several sponsorship packages that can be tailored to fit your company’s needs. You will not want to miss out on this opportunity to market your company and give back to your community. If you are interested, please contact Jody Call at jcall@royutah.org.

(Roy Days)

FREE ADMISSION! CONCESSIONS FOR SALE! MOVIE BEGINS AT DUSK.

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CITY NEWS

DID YOU KNOW?

As a coalition, the Roy Communities That Care, is dedicated to partnering with and supporting many organizations to help strengthen the youth in our Roy Community which will create a better community as a whole.

Volunteering brings about several benefits to those who are being helped. But did you know that there are actually some surprising benefits of volunteering for the volunteer himself? 1. Builds Community- Volunteering creates stronger bonds. 2. Increases Socializing- Better brain function and lower risk for depression and anxiety. Improves your immune system. 3. Builds Bonds/Creates Friends- Creates stronger bonds between friends, family and coworkers. 4. Develops Emotional Stability- Improved Mental Health and Happiness. 5. Improves Self-Esteem- Develops self-esteem, confidence and feelings of self-worth. 6. Helps Those Affected By Mental Illness- Gives tools needed to be happier, healthier and well-rounded individuals. 7. Promotes Longevity- Boosts physical health, less disease and better overall health. 8. Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s- Research has shown -  may be at lower risk of dementia. 9. Leads to Graceful Aging- Older volunteers benefit from getting out of the house, engaging with others and moving physically.

Memorial Day Cemetery Maintenance Schedule

10. Burns That Stubborn Belly Fat- The risks associated with less daily movement include back pain, disease, obesity and more stress and mental illness. 11. Improves School and College Experience- Builds social skills and develops awareness. 12. Provides Better Job Prospects- Listed on a résumé can often showcase your skills, teamwork and a talent for innovation. 13. Develops Corporate Communities- Employee volunteer programs may attract more committed employees. 14. Volunteering Adds Fun to Your Years- Giving freely of your time, energy and resources will create an impactful change in our community. It is incredible to think that one person’s efforts can change the life of someone. If you are ready to make friends, improve your mental and physical health, and maybe develop new skills along the way, join Roy Communities That Care! Don’t overlook the benefits of volunteering. Embrace them!

Get Involved: There are opportunities for all levels of commitment, whether it is serving on the Community Board, a workgroup, or helping at an event. As a Community Board Member, you can volunteer one hour per month and help decide how to create a meaningful impact on our Roy Community. The coalition’s success is dependent on local residents getting involved. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Janae Terry (801) 476-3659 jaterry@ wsd.net

New Dumpster Program

In preparation for Memorial Day, grave decorations will be removed by city crews on Thursday, May 23rd for mowing and maintenance. Decorations will not be removed again by city crews until Thursday, June 6th. This will allow for decorations to be displayed the week of Memorial Day. Please be sure to remove decorations by Wednesday evening, June 5th, to avoid having them disposed of.

Beginning Saturday, May 4, Roy City will be reinstating the Neighborhood Dumpster Program. Applicants may print the application on the Roy City web page. Each dumpster application requires 10 signatures from the neighborhood. Dumpsters are a first come, first serve basis. Completed applications are to be returned to Roy City Public Works and a date is scheduled at that time. Dumpsters will be delivered and picked up on Saturday’s, approximately 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through September.

For more information, please call 774-1040.

Please call Roy City Public Works at 801-774-1090 for more info.

Follow Roy City Recreation &

Complex on Social Media for Updates! @roy_recreation@royrecreationcomplex @roycityrecreation@royrecreationcomplex @RoyRecreation

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Updated Water Meter System You might have recently noticed members of our Water Department outside of your home. They have been diligent in replacing the water meters throughout the city. While it may temporarily leave you without water, it typically only takes a few minutes to complete the replacement. This process is to ensure each home is updated with our new metering system, which will eventually allow Roy City to switch to monthly billing. At this time, we do not have a timeline for completion. If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to call the Utility Department at 801-774-1000.


CITY NEWS

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1. Go to www.xpressbillpay.com 2. Click “Sign Up” on the top of the screen 3. Fill in your email and password, then click in the “I’m not a robot” box and follow prompts 4. Complete the short registration form and click “next” 5. Go to you inbox and open the verification email, click “Verify Email” and “Continue” to log in 6. Select you billing organization 7. Enter your account number and last name then click in the box to opt in for paperless and select “Locate Bill” and select “Locate Account”

Managing Mosquito Population With the mosquito season in full swing, the Weber Mosquito Abatement District would like to remind you to do your part and keep family, neighbors and yourself safe by inspecting your yard often and changing or draining any sources of water. Sources of water may include bird baths or fountains, rain gutters, plant sources, tree holes and stumps, open trash or recycling bins, ponds, kiddie pools, pet dishes, old tires, buckets, wheel barrows & wagons, toys, neglected swimming pools or overwatered lawns and gardens.

Key Community Contacts Mayor: Robert Dandoy - (801) 774-1028 rdandoy@royutah.org Council Members: Jan Burrell - (801) 726-3606 jburrell@royutah.org Joe Paul - (801) 725-2356 jpaul@royutah.org Bryon Saxton - (801) 645-2015 bsaxton@royutah.org David E. Tafoya - (801) 884-6944 dtafoya@royutah.org Karlene Yeoman - (801) 725-6560 kyeoman@royutah.org Roy Offices:

(801) 774-1000

Police:              

Emergency 911  Business (801) 774-1063 Chief Carl G. Merino - cmerino@royutah.org

Fire:

(801) 774-1080 fire@royutah.org

Utilities:

 (801) 774-1000

Parks & Recreation:

 (801) 774-1048  parksandrec@royutah.org

Justice Court:  (801) 774-1051  courts@royutah.org

For more City information visit www.royutah.org

If you need additional help, contact the Weber Mosquito Abatement at mosquito@webermad.org or by phone at (801) 392-1630.

Volunteer Opportunities •

Adopt a Trail—information and applications are available online at www.royutah.org/367/Adopt-A-Trail

Neighborhood Dumpster Cleanup—information and applications available at www.royutah.org/216/CommunityPrograms

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COMMUNITY

May Calendar of Events SCHOOL EVENTS

May 9: COLLEGE CARNIVAL 5 - 7 p.m. May 13: CLOSING CHOIR CONCERT 7:30 - 9 p.m.

ROY COMPLEX

May 1: Baseball vs Farmington 3:30 - 5 p.m.

May 16: Lagoon Day

May 13: Summer Swim Lesson Registration for Roy Residents

May 2: Boys Tennis vs Farmington 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Softball vs Farmington 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Track & Field 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Softball vs Farmington 5 - 6:30 p.m. | Little Shop of Horrors (2nd-6th) 7 - 9 p.m.

May 20: MASTER AWARDS ASSEMBLY 6 - 7 p.m.

May 14: Summer Swim Lesson Registration for Non Residents

May 22 & 23: Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

May 24: Open swim begins 1p.m.

May 24: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL | Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

May 24: June Water Aerobic Registration for New Class Members

SAND RIDGE JR. HIGH

May 26: Roy Aquatic Center Opens Summer 2019 season

ROY HIGH SCHOOL

May 3-4: Track & Field at BYU Invitational May 4: Soph. Baseball vs Farmington (DH) 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. May 6: Soph. Baseball vs Park City 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. May 7: Girls Golf - 5A State Championships (7th -8th) at The Ridge Golf Course | Orchestra Concert 7 - 9 p.m. | JV Softball vs Viewmont 5 - 6:30 p.m. | JV Baseball vs Box Elder 5:30 - 7 p.m. | JV Boys Soccer vs Viewmont 5 - 6:30 p.m. May 8: Band Concert 7 - 9 p.m. | Track & Field - Region Championships (8th-9th) at Box Elder High May 9: Baseball vs Box Elder Thursday 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Softball vs Box Elder 3:30 - 5 p.m. May 10: Boys Soccer vs Box Elder 3:30 - 5 p.m. May 11: Senior Cotillion (Seniors only - stag) 8 - 11 p.m. May 13: Baseball - 1st and 2nd round of State Playoffs (13th-14th) May 14: Boys Soccer State Tournament (14th-23rd) | Choir Concert 7 - 9 p.m. May 16: Track & Field - State Championships (16th-17th) May 21-23: Softball - StateTournament May 22: Graduation 1 - 3 p.m. | Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

May 3: Baseball Championship Game 3 - 4:30 p.m. May 6: District Track Meet 3 - 5 p.m. | National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6th-10th) May 7: Orchestra Concert at RHS 7 - 8:30 p.m.

May 6: Birthday Cake

May 15: Band Concert at Roy High School

May 7: Bingo 12:30 p.m.

May 16: Awards Assembly 1 - 2:30 p.m. | Choir Concert at Roy High 6:30 - 8 p.m.

May 8: Speaker “Fiber and Your Health; Allison from Weber Human Services

May 17: LAGOON DAY

May 9: Speaker “Five Sneaky Reasons for Weight Gain; Jeff from Human Services

May 22 & 23: Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m. May 24: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL | Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m. ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS May 22 & 23: Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m. May 24: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL | Early Out 12:15 -12:30 p.m.

PARKS & RECREATION

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May 9: Mother’s Day Tea; 10 a.m. May 15: Garr Ashby; 11:30 a.m. Bingo 12:30 p.m. May 16: Foot clinic 12 p.m. | Legal Services by appointment | Come out and dance to Second Generation 11 - 1 p.m. May 22: Stampede 11:30 a.m. May 27: Center will be closed for Memorial Day

May 1: Adult Softball Summer Registration begins at www.royrecreation.com

May 30: Come out and dance to Second Generation 11 - 1 p.m.

May 11: Opening Day at Roy West Park

Please continue to check at the front desk and our board for new activities.

May 27: No games (Memorial Day)

May 7: FINAL ROY ORCHESTRA CONCERT 7 - 8:30 p.m.

May 1: Soap making please; sign up front

May 13: Induction Ceremony 5 - 6 p.m.

May 24: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL | Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

May 6: COLLEGE WEEK (6th-10th) | District Track Meet 3 - 5 p.m.

Tuesdays: Linda Hammer on piano 11:30 a.m. May 2: Painting Class 9 a.m. | Eyebrow Waxing; 10 a.m.

May 23: Early Out 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

May 3: Baseball Championship Game 3 - 4:30 p.m.

SENIOR CENTER

May 10: End of the Year Stomp 3 - 4:30 p.m.

May 22: No games (Roy High Graduation)

ROY JR. HIGH

May 27: Closed for Memorial Day

May 29: First day of T-ball, Coach Pitch, and Machine Pitch (Mon/Wed teams) May 30: First day of T-ball and Machine Pitch (Tues/Thurs teams)

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COMMUNITY

May Calendar of Events FUN THINGS TO DO May 3: Girl Scout "Super Power" Fun Run May 4: Safe Kids Day - 10 a.m. | Free Comic Book Day at all Weber County Library Locations May 5th: Choir concert - 7:30 p.m. at the Ogden Tabernacle for the Wasatch Master Chorale, a non-denominational choir of 90 voices. There will be a wide variety of musical selections and admission is free! May 6: Free Concert featuring Don Kiepp's Crosstown Big Band 7 - 9 p.m. at Peery’s Egyptian Theatre May 7: City Council Meeting at TBT May 9 & 10: Heritage Festival 150th Edition 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Historic 25th Street May 10: Utah’s Spike 150 celebration of the railroad at Golden Spike National Historic Site (10th:12th) | Acorn's Antique & Vintage Show 5 - 9 p.m. at Golden Spike Event Center May 11: Steps for Life 2019 7:30 - 9 a.m. at George E Wahlen Park May 12: Mother's Day Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Snowbasin Resort May 18: Ogden Marathon May 31 - June 2: Ogden Music Festival at Fort Buenaventura Park

LIBRARY EVENTS SOUTHWEST BRANCH ADULT EVENTS May 2: Mahjong Club - 4 p.m. Mahjong is an ancient Chinese game that has grown in popularity worldwide since the early 20th century. Test your skill and luck as you play with friends and new acquaintances at the library. All supplies provided and no registration is required. May 4: Free Comic Book Day Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Weber County Library! Stop by the desk to pick up your free comic and enter to win a gift card from Gamers Asylum. One comic per person, while supplies last. May 25: Adult Chess Club - 12 p.m. Chess has been the game of ultimate skill for centuries, but it is also a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. Meet up with friends and make new acquaintances as you test your skill at this challenging game.

May 22: DIY Art - 7 p.m. Still life portraits are more than just fruit in a bowl; they’re about blending color and creating shadow and highlights for realistic drawings. Register: (801) 337-2670 Weber Works: Understanding computers and technology is more important than ever at work. If you want to catch the digital wave, join us for free courses to help you succeed in your job search or professional development. We start with the basics and lead you to more advanced learning. Skill Block 1 - Just the Basics Mondays: 6:00 p.m. May 6: PC & amp; Windows Basics May 13: Email Basics May 20: Internet Basics May 27: Online Safety Register: (801) 337-2670 Continuous Programs Tuesdays: Gentle Movement - 10:30 a.m. This vibrant, low-impact class combines gentle yoga, strength and stretch, guided dance, and meditation. Tuesdays: Yoga - 6:30 p.m. This low-impact activity promotes relaxation and helps reduce stress. Mats provided. Saturdays: Tai Chi - 10 a.m. Come experience this gentle form of martial arts that uses slow, controlled movements to regulate breathing and build stamina. CHILDREN & TEEN EVENTS

May 4: Sensory Story Hour - 10:30 a.m. Designed for children with special needs. Learning and fun are encouraged with books and activities that integrate the five senses. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Continuous Programs Tuesdays: After School Program - 3:45 p.m. Activities exploring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) for elementary school-aged children. Held during the school year. Younger siblings must be supervised by a caregiver. Final After School Program held May 22. Wednesdays: Discovery Time - 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Infant to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Help your child get ready to read at our Discovery Time programs featuring stories, music, and learning activities. For more information, call (801) 337-2652. Wednesdays: Youth Chess Club 4:00 p.m. Players of all skill levels are invited to learn and play the ultimate intellectual game. All supplies are provided. Ages 4-18. Saturdays: Movies 2 p.m. Join us for screenings of popular and classic films. Visit our Website for ratings and for a schedule of upcoming movies. Film release dates are subject to change. visit www.weberpl.lib.ut.us for more activities.

May 2: Children’s Book Week - 4:00 p.m. Ages 12 and under. Have fun with the queen of nursery rhymes, Mother Goose, in this activity celebrating Children’s Book Week. Watch as science and stories collide with interactive nursery rhyme challenges. Can you save Humpty Dumpty with your own egg-drop contraption or fix London Bridge before it falls down? May 9: National Sleepover Day - 6 p.m. For all ages. Wear your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed animal friend, and a blanket or pillow. Enjoy cozy bedtime stories, snacks, and crafts, then leave your stuffed animal friend at the Library for a sleepover! Pick up your stuffed friend anytime during operating hours on the following Friday, May 10 or Saturday, May 11 along with a commemorative photo of their antics during their library sleepover.

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LOCAL FOCUS

Student's of the Month A Step Above

Kayla Cronin

Parker Stewart

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” – Philippians 4:13

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” –Derek Jeter

Awards: Academic All-Region for volleyball 3.85 GPA High Honor Roll 2017, 2018, 2019 America First Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Recipient Science Sterling Scholar 2019 Offer of Appointment to United States Naval Academy

Awards: 3.5 GPA High Honor Roll 2017, 2018, 2019 Student of the Month at Roy High (UT) and Lake Stevens (WA) President of Especially for Athletes and Friends for Life at Roy High Lettered in Football and Soccer 2nd in State for club soccer and moved on to Region Member of Region Champion and State Runner-up Football Team Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel certified

Talents & Hobbies Playing the piano Varsity Libero in volleyball for Roy High School Hiking with friends Traveling Barista at Scooter’s Coffee in Roy Service: Worked Roy Days Event 2018 Math Tutor Church pianist Camp counselor Club Pride volleyball coach Helped coach in volleyball camps

Talents & Hobbies Hunting with family and friends Currently playing center-back for Roy High soccer team Wakeboarding Mountain Biking Internship with Roy Police Department Service: Food bank in WA D.A.R.E program teacher for the local Roy elementary schools Spoke at elementary schools for the DARE program Plan to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

THANK YOU TO THIS MONTHS SPONSOR: Students of the Month receive a $25 gift card from Midland Pharmacy

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Come participate in a FUN Scavenger Hunt! Five historical street signs will be presented to our city council on the 7th of May. Afterward, these historical signs will be placed on street signs indicating historical importance throughout the city. After the 7th of May, go to the City Office Parks and Recreation building on 5600, or the city’s website at royutah.org, and grab a brochure that has the clues in it for a historical hunt. Then, go to each location to answer the questions in the brochure. If you turn in the brochure, you will get a prize. This is a GREAT way for us to get to know our city’s history better. Prizes (day passes to the Aquatic Center & Roy Complex, just to name a couple) will be given to everyone who completes the puzzle. Good Luck and have FUN!


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LOCAL FOCUS

Reconnecting History

"Big Boy" Steam Locomotive returns to Utah BY JEREMY POORTE

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y great grandfather died in the summer of 1975, eighteen days before I was born. As far as I can remember, my thoughts about him have oscillated between the regret that I had just barely missed him in this earthly life, to a desire to learn more about him from family and his neighbors. Ed Poorte was a railroad man. He began his 50 year career in the industry at the freight house of the O.U.Ry.& D. (Ogden Union Railway & Depot). It was hard work however, for a man who walked 3 miles roundtrip to get there, regardless of weather or season, it suited him. He then worked for the Southern Pacific RR and in 1923, the Union Pacific RR. During my youth, I acquired several stories of his 44 years with the “U.P.” The one that stood above the rest was the “Big Boy”.

The climb out of Ogden, eastward into the Wasatch Mountains by rail is a challenging 1.14% grade for a freight train to conquer. For a train to haul over 4,000 tons up and over it is would require the use two or three locomotives. A double or triple header. In the late 1930’s when the U.P. needed more efficient capacity to make the grade, they turned to their designers and the American Locomotive Company (or ALCo). The U.P. also wanted a locomotive that could pull at sustained speeds of 60MPH, beyond those mountain grades. What they were delivered in 1941 was a loco and tender that together weighed 1,250,000 lbs. It provided over 6,200 horsepower at a cost of $265,000 (or $4.5m today). Flat-out, it could pull 80MPH. In my procurement of stories about Ed Poorte many at some point, with a little glimmer in their eyes would lean into tell 16 May 2019 | royconnection.com

Above: Edward A. Poorte - pictured holding onto a railing of a U.P. steam locomotive Union Pacific Yard Ogden, UT c.1938

me “he used to work on the Big Boy, you know?” Followed up by a nod of their head and a broad smile across their face. As a machinist, he would bring the wheel carriages into the wheel shop (a smaller building at the north end of the railyard) and using hand tools and fire from a blow torch, he would remove and install wheel bearings. The air inside the “shop” was filled with flying particles of lathe oil. Needless to say when he walked home at night, he probably scared a few people occasionally, looking like a vagrant. Exhausted and covered in axle grease, wearing filthy clothes. My Great Grandmother Lenora insisted upon a strict procedure upon her husband’s arrival at home. He would have to sit on their back porch, strip off his work clothes and boots and go down their basement stairs in his socks and undergarments, where she had a rag waiting for him next to a can of coal oil (kerosene) on top of a big, deep lead sink that reminded me of a horse trough (it might’ve been one originally). He would scrub off all of the oil, grease and grime, turning the rag black as pitch then toss it into their wood burning stove, so he would be allowed upstairs for supper. She kept a clean house.

Many of those who had lived around Ogden long enough, also shared with me their fond memories of that “wonderful whistle” from the steam locomotives, as they pulled in and out of town. How that magical sound would carry across much of Weber County. From the farms to the west, throughout the streets of Ogden, all the way up to the foothills. After my own first experience hearing one, I completely understood the value and endearment of that sound. It seems to fill your soul.


Once the cost of coal increased and development of diesel engines became more of an efficient solution to freight operations, the U.P. ceased operations of the Big Boys in the late 1950’s. That deep, throaty whistle that was such a presence in the air all around, was gone. Several that I spoke to felt as if our community had lost something in the passing of that particular era. They never described the loss of those sounds at any great length. Perhaps it was best described by one who told me quite simply, “I miss it”. In 2014, my father told me that the U.P. had purchased the Big Boy No. 4014 out of Pomona, Calif and that they would be bringing it back through Ogden on its way to Cheyenne, Wyo for restoration and ultimately, return to service. We were both excited. He would get to see this iconic work of metal, smoke and steam from his childhood and I would have the opportunity to have stories from the past transform into an experience for me, of the present. A few weeks later my parents, wife, daughter and I went to the Union Station to see the return of the Big Boy. It was fantastic. The 4014 is a massive machine, over 130 feet long, locomotive and tender. Inside its cab is a daunting complexity of valves, levers and gauges. Truly an example of engineering function over form. Everything about it was built to achieve. Built to last. Even the most casual viewer during its return stay in Ogden, could be heard either speaking the word “wow” or showing it in the expressions worn on their faces.

On Thursday May 9th, 2019 the U.P. No 4014, the world’s only operating Big Boy steam locomotive returns to Ogden after spending the past four years being completely restored by the U.P. The No 844 “Living Legend” which is a wonderful example of engineering as a work of art, will also be at the Union Station. I will be there as well. Waiting to reconnect, in person with all of those stories about the Big Boys, my Great Grandfather’s work and to all of the history of this remarkable achievement of determination, power and awe.

UP No. 3014, May 2014 at Ogden Station

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“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!!!”

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BY DR. SEUSS Adapted by Melissa and Ryan Spelts Custom Artwork by Koby Spelts

Congratulations! Today is your day! It’s Graduation Day!! You are off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains that are full. And feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the guy or gal who’ll decide where to go. You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care! Will you go off to school to USU, UofU, BYU, Weber or elsewhere?

THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR "OH, THE PLACES YOU WILL GO ARTICLE" You may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. Or will you go to work as a salesperson, a cattle person, a hair person or a driver? Maybe a mission or the military is for you. You’ll look over your options, look ‘em over with care! About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

Maybe to California or Seattle or New York you’ll go to chase your dreams or to simply explore. One thing you will notice when you get out there, is things are happening everywhere. Out there things can happen and frequently do, to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too!

OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! Think of Kindergarten and your first day of school. You learned how to tie your own shoes, your ABC’s and 123’s, too. You learned and you learned till you got to 12th grade and you became a smart person as you filled up your brain. You probably never thought you would ever be here but you are. You are finished riding this high school train! Now it is just you and your foot-filled shoes and your smart-filled brain! Senior Year has come and now is gone. Way to go, you made it! What a year to remember. Homework, computers, friends and teachers, back packs, books and calculators. Football games, Homecoming, Prom and girl’s choices, assemblies, tests, pencils, and track races. Free…free at last! No more school, or maybe school is just starting for you. Either way, You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang as you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because sometimes you won’t. I am sorry to say that it’s so, but sadly it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch. You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump. And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

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GARDEN

You will ask yourself questions, like how did I get here and now that I am here, what do I do? You will come to the place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted but mostly they are darked. You will ask if you should go in? You could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF you go in, should you turn left or right… or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up their mind. You can get so confused that you’ll start to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish, wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place. …for people just waiting. Waiting for planes to come or buses to go or waiting for Uber to come or your Lyft to go. That email to come or the text to go. Waiting around for a Yes or a No, or some are just waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or Friday night or waiting and waiting for this or that, everyone is just waiting. NO! That is not for you! Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where big bands are playing, where once again you will fly high! Ready for anything under the sky. Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV, or Netflix or Hulu or maybe just YouTube.

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But you’re not alone. We will be watching and caring as you go. We love you and will miss you as you go on the trail but we know you must go, so go with great care. You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with great care and great tact and remember that life is a great balancing act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, Indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) Kid, you’ll move mountains! And you have a whole community cheering you on as you go. So… Be your name Aleksa or Arik or A’Bri Or Makinly Maralee Johanssen-McKay

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Midland Pharmacy A legacy of providing exceptional customer service By Jeremy Poorte

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very time that I am inside Midland Pharmacy, at some point one of its patrons will tell another one, “I’ve been with Lloyd Thomas for years.” As I have come to know the people and history of this local business, he has indeed earned a reputation of trust, kindness and care for all of his customers these past 40 years. Lloyd began to become known within the Roy community at the original Roy Pharmacy on 5600 South, located next to the old Ben Franklin and Woolworth's stores in town. Since then, Lloyd has not only become a trusted provider, he has also become a pillar in our community.

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Lloyd believes in providing exceptional customer service that is genuine with every customer and every transaction. I can feel that when I am in there. The atmosphere they provide is more like a gathering of friends and family, versus just a place to drop off prescriptions and pick up medicine. In today’s experience, pharmacies are changing. The Pharmacist and Technicians are being moved to the back, often out of sight or contact with the patient. Lloyd Thomas and the rest of the staff have chosen, very purposefully, not to follow that trend. Being an independently ran pharmacy,

they simply do not agree with that direction. They see that the need for direct and effective consultation between pharmacist and patient is crucial to the health and wellbeing of their customers. At other pharmacies, I have noticed a loss of receiving good service, especially with those physical barriers between myself and the providers. When you enter Midland Pharmacy, you will find Lloyd and the rest of the staff in plain sight, right behind the counter. Right where they belong.

one of nearly 19 years, across the street inside Winegar’s Market, if not even more so.

Midland Pharmacy is in a great location, right on the southwest corner of 4800 South & 3500 West which also offers customers with a covered drive-thru. They are open Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Sundays. If, for whatever reason, you are not able to see them in person, Midland Pharmacy also offers FREE DELIVERY in Roy.

After 40 years of service, Lloyd will be retiring soon. The legacy of providing exceptional customer service will continue with everyone there. Christy Claxton who, along with most of the staff, has worked with Lloyd for over 25 years said, “we simply know no other way” and “it’s what Lloyd has taught us. His leadership, kindness and professionalism will likely be the greatest contribution that Lloyd has made with his people."

Their new location is a bright and inviting place with generous space and ample and comfortable seating while offering a well-stocked inventory of most of your possible health care needs. They also offer unique gifts, décor, greeting cards and other goods that are helpful and convenient to find in one place of business. It is just as convenient of a location as their previous

They will soon be offering a drug “take-back” program where you can dispose of expired/unused medications safely. Midland Pharmacy is also Roy Connection’s sponsor for Roy High School’s Students of the Month. Everyone at the pharmacy believes in contributing towards the community which they serve. This is yet another quality that Lloyd Thomas has instilled in their business, past and present.

When it is time to fill your next prescription or pickup medical supplies, visit or call Midland Pharmacy. I am certain that you will be highly impressed and come to value their quality of service, as I now do.

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COMMUNITY

CELEBRATING MOTHER'S DAY Appreciation goes a long way BY KEN YOUNG

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?.... Pilgrims. Ugh. Yes that has to be among the worst dad jokes ever! What is it with dad jokes? By definition dad jokes are exceptionally dopey, corny and goofy. This then begs the question, why are there no mother jokes? Is it because mothers are far too cerebral for such folderol. What ever the reason, it is good that we have a month of colorful blooming flowers with a day to honor mothers. What is the best way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Unfortunately, the celebration or lack thereof, may not live up to what the advertisements depict as the perfect Mother’s Day. One mother of three teenagers lamented, “I hate Mother’s Day.” She commented about the last minute, obligatory, left over flowers purchased from the grocery store Sunday morning. Or the years when nothing at all was said or done in the home on that annual May-day. The day was more of an awkward nuisance for everyone in the family rather than a celebration. One man, a grandfather, talking with a few other men in the neighborhood, as they compared thoughts on what to do for Mother’s Day, matter-of-fact stated, “I don’t get my wife anything for Mother’s Day. Why should I? She’s not my mother.” For a day intended to be a joyous time to honor the very person who gave each of us the breath of life, we sometimes fall miserably short of honoring the mothers in our lives. It is right to have a day to pay tribute to mothers. No other endeavor demands the physical toll, emotional investment, wisdom, eternal love and service as does motherhood. As a whole, society could do a much better job in paying respect to mothers. And not just the individual mother, but wife, grandmother, aunts, all mothers. They all deserve to be recognized. She’s not expecting another dress or pot of flowers, as nice as those gifts are. But to receive from her children and extended family the acknowledgment of her never ending concern for your welfare and the countless hours, days, years of devotion she has given would be well appreciated. That would be a nice beginning to honoring mothers. Maybe you could even sneak in a dopey dad joke just to add some comic relief. The time will come when your mother will no longer be here for you to hug and say thank you. This life never has enough time to give sufficient thanks to everyone who has enriched this mortal journey. That is especially true with mothers. 24 May 2019 | royconnection.com

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RECIPES

CAMPFIRE COOKING Warmer, summer days will be here soon and that means cooking outside! Enjoy these recipes that will feed hungry appetites while enjoying a campfire.

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Pole Boys by Chris Berry

Each spring we look forward to lighting a campfire either here at home or in the woods. One of our favorite treats to cook over the fire are affectionately called “Pole boys.” This treat was introduced to us by dear friends of ours. Start off with wooden dowels, 1.5”-2.5” diameter, about 4 feet in length. Round off the edge and sand to remove any splinters. Soak in vegetable oil and heat up over a fire for the first time use. This helps the oil soak in and “season” the wood for future baking.  Pre-coat the stick with spray oil before each use. Open a container of large premade biscuit dough and mold over the top of the stick, carefully stretching the dough to about 6” in length. Buttermilk or butter flavored dough works best; do not use flaky biscuits. Once the dough is evenly stretched over the stick, hold over hot coals and rotate, much like roasting a marshmallow. Do not cook over open flame because it will tend to burn. Once the dough is golden brown and slightly crispy, let cool for a minute and slowly twist the biscuit and lift off the stick. Fill the biscuit with any variety of stuffing. Suggested fillings are: Nutella, Biscoff, peanut butter, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, cookie crumbles, yogurt, whipped cream or chocolate syrup. Your taste buds are your only limit. You could even make dinner or breakfast versions with pulled pork, taco meat, scrambled eggs and sausage. Kids love cooking their own biscuit but will need extra supervision around the fire. Enjoy and be safe.

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Pole Boys work for breakfast lunch, dinner AND dessert!

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Foil Dinners by Melissa Spelts

With summer just around the corner, we thought we could get you thinking of summer-time foods. This is one of our favorites. You can add your favorite food (fish, chicken, hamburger, pork, etc with your favorite veggies and potatoes) and make a yummy meal. I’ve cooked these in my oven in winter months, on the grill or in our fire-pit in the summer. Our go-to ingredients: One hamburger patty One potato cut up (I like mine with sweet potatoes and my family likes it with golden potatoes) ½ cup of corn, green beans and carrots Salt and pepper Ketchup Place the potatoes down first on the foil and last after food has been placed on foil. This protects the food in the middle and keeps the meat and veggies from burning. Cook time is 12- 15 minutes. Open up the meal and check if the meat is fully cooked before serving.

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A FAMILY BUSINESS Joe and Sue Lee started the restaurant in 1985 and their children took it over in 2017.

The happy marriage of keeping a family tradition while also introducing new ideas and flavors can be challenging for a restaurant. On one hand you have multigenerational tried and proven recipes but, on the other hand, the new foodie generation is looking for new flavors and ideas, not just the same old thing. Nancy and her siblings, Jenny and Ray, are making one such marriage work at the new, but old, Wing Wah on 12th and Washington in Ogden. Joe and Sue Lee started their restaurant on 24th and Monroe in 1985 and then moved where the Enterprise Car rental spot is now on 7th and Washington. Today, and for the past 18 years, they have been at their current location. The siblings took over the restaurant in 2017 when Joe and Sue retired. They have extremely delicious, homemade Chinese food, both traditional and some newer dishes created by Jenny (head chef). One of their newer focuses is to have options 30 May 2019 | royconnection.com

Sue and Wen, the sibling’s mom and grandma, hand make their dumplings every other week. Nancy is the face of the business and has three children. During her last maternity leave, Nancy’s mom called her to comment that the dumpling sales have dropped off. Wondering why they were being asked to make less, she suddenly realized that Nancy was the reason the dumpling quantities had fallen off. It was because Nancy was not there! One of our favorite dishes was the Sweet Hot Beef, with a bright red sauce that could be described as both sweet and spicy. It was a great flavor and is one of the house favorites. It has a slightly crisped coating on the beef strips and is cooked in a sauce that is very delicious. It is also served with broccoli, onions and bell peppers. Another favorite was the Wing Wah X.O. Fried Rice which is cooked in a sauce that takes two days to make. The amount of care and effort that goes into this, and other dishes, really comes through in the flavors. We also tried a seafood dish with crab, shrimp, scallops and calamari in a light ginger sauce that can range from mild to spicy and it was awesome. If you are a seafood fan, it is the order for you. These siblings are each highly educated and were successful in their own careers. When their parents said they would like to sell the restaurant and retire, Nancy,

with an air of nostalgia, said, “Wait a minute, this is dad’s legacy, we can’t just let this go.” They decided to take on the restaurant and keep it in the family. They each help juggle the restaurant around busy schedules with Jenny, the head chef, still working her day job in the mornings as a social worker. She, however, is a foodie and loves creating fun meals. One recent adventure was when they created a secret couple’s dinner for Valentine’s Day. It was very successful and highly praised. A fun start to a new tradition. That is just what Wing Wah has to offer. A delicious blend of tradition meets homemade innovation in Chinese food. Give them a try on your next night out. You won’t be favorites disappointed. PS: You also must try the desert Wonton’s Caramel Apple and Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake. They brought a tear to my eye…literally!

Sweet Hot Beef (pictured above) Crispy beef with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Wing Wah X. O. Fried Rice

House specialty! The sauce that goes in the rice is cooked for two days.


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