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With April being the start of the water season and secondary irrigation water filling our sprinkling system lines, we need to be reminded to conserve our water usage. Utah is still experiencing a serious drought condition, with 2020 recording the 16th driest year on record. Whether you use culinary or secondary water to irrigate your lawn, please do not water between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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PUBLISHER Ryan Spelts PUBLICATION DESIGN Robert Dodd WRITERS Mayor Robert Dandoy Roy Business Advisory Board Jenny Goldsberry Hailey Minton Ann Park PHOTOGRAPHERS Adam Phillips Melissa Spelts AD DESIGN Robert Dodd Abigail Rigby Crystal Rappleye EDITORS Brittany Carroll Hailey Minton


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Last month, the city council approved a change in the ordinance to the downtown business district along 1900 West, south of Riverdale Road. One of the most significant changes included allowing mixed-use developments for the first time in Roy City. These types of developments are not uncommon in cities along the Wasatch Front, and it was time for us to consider it. Your response to a recent survey helped the council members in finalizing their collective decision. Thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion.

"With the current pandemic finally starting to slow down... Events and activities that we have enjoyed for years, are in the developmental phases"

Recent legislation passed by Utah legislators could expedite the modernization of the I-15 interchange at 5600 South. UDOT recently finalized and approved recommended changes from a study that was conducted to help mitigate traffic challenges in that area. If approved by the governor, it is anticipated that, sometime in May, the Utah Transportation Commission will provide a better understanding on what we can expect and when. As we get more details, we will provide them to you.

Consider staying engaged in what is going on in Roy City. With the current pandemic finally starting to slow down, Roy City is cautiously moving forward to a new normal. Events and activities that we have enjoyed for years are in the developmental phases with some minor adjustments. Be patient with us as we balance moving back to normal with public safety. Please review our Facebook pages and city website for more information. If you have questions, please email them to admin@royutah.org or the city council at council@royutah.org. Be safe and keep your family safe. 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.

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in this issue


The Connection Publishing Team Meet the people behind the pages of our magazines!

What is your favorite home DIY project you’ve done? “Remodeled our kitchen last year. Turned out awesome! ”

Melissa Spelts Owner Rhett Long Sales VP

“My husband and I installed hardwood floors in our living and family rooms.”

The Mosher home before the beautiful makeover shown on our cover.


Roy Complex Calendar of Events A Look Back Students of the Month


Water: Learning to Live Within Limits

Sheet-pan dinners that'll make clean-up a breeze pg. 28

ON OUR COVER 19 House to Home 28 Sheet-Pan Dinners Cover photo Photograph courtesy of Robyn and Greg Mosher (Roy City Residents)


RECIPES Fast + Simple Weeknight Dinners - Sheet-Pan Recipes

Special Advertisement Pages Independence University

Kristina Case Graphic Design Vy Trinh Sales Leadership Robert Dodd Graphic Design of Roy Connection, and Ad Design Crystal Rappleye Ad Design Abigail Rigby Ad Design


Melinda Hortin Sales Scott Jones Sales Hailey Minton Editor & Writer

Questions or comments? ryan@connectionpub.com or 801-624-9652 Website: royconnection.com Advertising: Scott Jones 801-628-0555 or scott@connectionpub.com

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Ryan Spelts Owner/Publisher

Ann Park Sales & Writer Jenny Goldsberry Writer

“Reupholstering my dining table chairs.”

Kim Crook Media Manager


Roy City Updates Key Community Contacts Mayor

Robert Dandoy: rdandoy@royutah.org - 801-774-1028

Council Members – council@royutah.org Jan Burrell: jburrell@royutah.org Joe Paul: jpaul@royutah.org Bryon Saxton: bsaxton@royutah.org Diane Wilson: dwilson@royutah.org Ann Jackson: ajackson@royutah.org

Roy Offices & Utilities: utilityrequests@royutah.org


Police: Chief Carl Merino: cmerino@royutah.org Business 801-774-1063 | Emergency 911

Fire: fire@royutah.org - 801-774-1080 Parks & Rec: parksandrec@royutah.org - 801-774-1048

CITY ELECTION SEATS Are you interested in running for Roy City Council? We will have two seats up for election this year, as well as the Mayoral term. They are each a four-year term, with city council meetings scheduled twice a month. Our Roy City Council members are active members of the community who represent the needs of the residents. If you are interested in filing for candidacy, please watch the Roy City website and Facebook page for updates. The filing period will be June 1-7, 2021 during normal office hours. You are welcome to email questions you have to admin@royutah.org

Justice Court: courts@royutah.org - 801-774-1051 Community Development: 801-774-1040

Roy City Municipal Building Spring Hours (COVID-19 restrictions apply)

City Council Meetings City council meetings will be held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Planning commission meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays. Meetings will be available on YouTube. For anyone of who would care to make comments, please email admin@royutah.org for a link to the live Zoom chats.

Business By Phone

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Business in person by appointment only. The drive-thru window will be open for utility payments during regular business hours.

Please watch our Roy City Facebook page for city Updates.


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GET YOUR FIT ON! EōS FITNESS center in Roy has reopened into an expanded 42,000-squarefoot, remodeled facility! Conveniently located, you’ll find it at 1985 W. 5700 S. in Roy.

Fun fact: It is not pronounced E.O.S. but “ee-ohs”. EōS is the Greek goddess of the dawn. It's all about a new dawn in the fitness industry. They strive to provide the best amenities, so members can hit new heights with their fitness journey. After a 15-month remodel, EōS reopened their 55th facility with more … everything. There is more space, more exercise equipment, cardio with personalized screens, free weights that go up to 150 lbs., more than 60 group fitness classes, including group cycling, Zumba®, dance aerobics, and heart-pumping fitness, yoga, and stretching classes. You’ll find not one but FIVE hot tubs, a sauna, and a swimming pool! The facility offers the most amazing weight lifting area in Utah, with the latest in strength training equipment and power lifting stations. EōS is the only fitness facility in the state of Utah that offers BlackBox VR. What is that, you ask? Using StreamVR technology, experience the world’s first “hands-free” virtual reality controllers. Now, you can interact with the VR environment without holding controllers and grab resistance handles in a natural and unobstructed way. Get hands-on, customized assistance in achieving your fitness goals with EōS Certified Personal Trainers.

Better Gym – Better Price – open 24/7 COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

REED FLORAL Proudly serving the Roy, Utah area, we're a full-service local florist that is family-owned and operated. Our design team has over 30 years’ experience and is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world. Not sure what to send? We'll gladly help you with creative suggestions! For your convenience, we offer daily floral delivery to local funeral homes and hospitals. We hope you enjoy your online shopping experience with secure 24-hour ordering right at your fingertips. If preferred, you may call us to place orders direct at (801) 773-2477.

Reed Floral Design Sympathy & Funeral Flowers

You can always depend on our courteous staff to help you with flowers for the funeral of a departed loved one or friend. We will design and deliver a funeral arrangement that beautifully conveys your expression of sympathy and serves as a lovely memorial to the deceased.

Reed Floral Design Wedding Flowers & Special Events

Order your custom-designed wedding flowers and party flowers from Reed Floral Design. Call us in advance at (801) 773-2477 to set up an appointment for a consultation. We will ensure your special day is a blooming success!

Reed Floral DesignHouse Plants & Gift Ideas

Browse our assortment of succulent gardens, dish gardens, green plants, and blooming plants for a gift that adds life to any room, office, or outdoor space. Shop for a variety of unique gifts, including plush stuffed animals, balloons, fruit baskets, gourmet baskets, scented candles, silk arrangements, home décor items, baby gifts, candy, chocolates, and more! Shop for a variety of Unique Gifts, including plush stuffed animals, balloons, fruit baskets, gourmet baskets, scented candles, silk arrangements, home décor items, baby gifts, candy, chocolates, and more!

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FIRE PIT SAFETY Necessary safety precautions for an outdoor fire pit (s’mores, anybody?) are much the same as for a grill, plus a few others: • Never leave young children unattended near a fire in the pit. • Fill a bucket with water and set it next to the pit before you even begin building the fire. • Avoid throwing leaves, pine cones, pine needles, and paper into the fire. They catch fire quickly and can result in dangerous floating embers. • Unless there’s an emergency, avoid dumping the entire bucket of water on the fire to put it out. Instead, spread the pieces of fuel as far apart as possible and gently sprinkle water over them until there are no more glowing embers. This prevents the scatter of embers and a thick cloud of smoke. • Toast your marshmallows over the embers rather than the flames. This not only gives them that perfect golden crust but prevents them from catching on fire.

Cemetery Winter Maintenance All grave decorations will be removed by city crews every Thursday for mowing and maintenance. If weather prevents mowing on Thursday, maintenance will be performed on the first working day thereafter. Please be sure to remove decorations by Wednesday evening to avoid having them disposed of.

Five Great Puns • Reading a novel while sunbathing makes you well red.

Free Waste Pass Roy City will be offering its residents a one-time use free pass to the Weber County Transfer Station. Each pass will cover the cost of one load that is 500 lbs. or less. Any additional cost is the responsibility of the resident. Passes will become available on Apr. 12, to assist in the spring city clean-up. The passes must be used by Dec. 31, while supplies last. Please contact the Roy City Utility Office 801-774-1000 for any additional information.

Spring Cleanup Dumpsters Public Works will have dumpsters available for Roy City residents APRIL 12TH - 24TH MON. –FRI. 6:30 A.M. - 5 P.M. SAT. 8 A.M. - 3 P.M. For COVID-19 safety, residents must stop in front of the office and wait. We will come to your vehicle, check proof of residency, and sign you in. Public Works has the right to refuse any items deemed dangerous or hazardous and will not accept tires, paint, toxic or hazardous materials, herbicides, pesticides, etc. Roy CTC, the State DEA’s office, Weber Human Services, Kent’s Market, and Roy City Police Department are collaborating together to bring National Take Back Day to Roy! The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. We will also collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices. Please remove the batteries from the devices.

• If you don’t pay your exorcist, you get re-possessed.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for citizens to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

• Once you’ve seen one large shopping center, you’ve seen a mall.

See you April 24th at Kent’s Market Place, 3535 W. 5600 S., Roy, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

• A battery cable goes into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender says, “Hey, I’ll serve you, but you better not start anything.” • Every calendar’s days are numbered.

FOR MORE INFORMATION E-mail royutahctc@gmail.com or contact Janae @ 801-675-1150 royutahctc

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Roy Complex

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Get Fit, Have Fun, Make Friends (Classes included with entrance fee or pass w/exception of Aqua Zumba)

Zumba Classes

Mon & Wed @ 7 p.m.

Women's Strength Training Mon, Wed & Fri @ 9 a.m.

Yoga Classes

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Senior Exercises

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April Calendar of Events

SCHOOL EVENTS Apr 2: No School Apr 5 - 9: Spring Break - No School


Apr 1: Baseball @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. Soccer @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Softball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Girls LAX @ Fremont 5 p.m. | Boys LAX @ Fremont 7 p.m. Apr 2: Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Apr 8: Girls Golf @ Davis Park 12 p.m. Baseball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. Apr 9: Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Apr 12: Girls Golf @ The Barn 12 p.m.

Apr 27: Chamber Musical Elementary Performance 9:15 a.m. | Soccer @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. | Softball @ Davis 3:30 p.m. | Tennis @ Roy 4 p.m. | Girls LAX @ Roy 5 p.m. | Boys LAX @ Roy 7 p.m. Apr 28: Early Out @ 11:30 a.m. | Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Apr 29: Girls Golf @ Valley View 12 p.m. | Baseball @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. Soccer @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Softball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. | Tennis @ Roy 4 p.m. | Girls LAX @ Davis 5 p.m. | Boys LAX @ Davis 7 p.m. | Chamber Musical @ Little Theater 7 p.m.

Apr 13: Soccer @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Softball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Tennis @ Northridge 4 p.m. | Girls LAX @ Clearfield 5 p.m. Boys LAX @ Clearfield 7 p.m.

Apr 30: Track Woods Cross Invite @ Woods Cross 3:30 p.m. | Chamber Musical @ Little Theater 7 p.m.

Apr 14: Large Group Band Festival 3 p.m. Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m.Softball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Track @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m.

Apr 1: Track Meet @ Roy High 3 p.m.

Apr 15: Royal of the Month 10:30 a.m. Soccer @ Layton 3:30 p.m. Softball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Tennis @ Clearfield 4 p.m. | Girls LAX @ Roy 4 p.m. Boys LAX @ Clearfield 7 p.m. Apr 16: Baseball @ Layton 3:30 p.m. Orchestra Banquet 6 p.m. Apr 20: Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Soccer @ Roy 3:30 p.m. | Tennis @ Roy 4 p.m. | Girls LAX @ Weber 5 p.m. Boys LAX @ Weber 7 p.m. Apr 21: District Dance 7 a.m. | Early Out 11:30 a.m. | Track @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. Baseball @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. Apr 22: Drama State One Act Competition | Girls Golf @ Sun Hills 12 p.m. | Soccer @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. Softball @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. | Tennis @ Roy 4 p.m. | Girls LAX @ Roy 5 p.m. Boys LAX @ Roy 7 p.m. Apr 23: Drama State One Act Competition | Baseball @ Northridge 3:30 p.m. | Softball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Apr 24: Drama State Individual Event Competition | Softball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Apr 26: Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. 10 royconnection.com | April 2021


Apr 12 - 14: Cheer Clinics Apr 13: Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Apr 14: Band Festival @ 7:30 a.m. Apr 15: Cheer Tryouts | Track Meet @ Fremont 3 p.m. | Baseball @ Snowcrest 3:30 p.m. | String Solo & Ensemble 5:30 p.m. Apr 19 - 23: College Week Apr 20: Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. Band Solo & Ensemble Festival Apr 22: Track Meet @ Weber 3 p.m. | Baseball @ Roy Apr 27: Baseball @ Wahlquist 3:30 p.m. Apr 28: Student of the Month 1:20 p.m. Apr 29: Track Meet @ Bonneville 3 p.m. Baseball Playoffs 3:30 - 5 p.m. School Play Parent Performance @ Roy Jr. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

SAND RIDGE JR. HIGH Apr 1: Baseball @ Wahlquist 3 p.m. Track @ Weber High 3 p.m. Apr 13: Baseball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. Apr 14: Community Council @ 3 p.m. Apr 15: Baseball @ North Ogden 3 p.m. Track @ Bonneville 3 p.m. Apr 19: Stand 4 Kind Assembly 2 p.m. Apr 20: Band Solo @ Rocky Mtn. 8 a.m.

Baseball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. Apr 21: 9th Grade Panoramic Picture 2 p.m. Apr 22: Track @ Roy High 3 p.m. Apr 27: Baseball @ T.H. Bell 3 p.m. Apr 28: NJHS Service Project 2 p.m. Apr 29: Baseball Playoff Game Track @ Fremont 3 p.m.

ROY ELEMENTARY Apr 21: Food Pantry


LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY Apr 21: PTA Treat Day and Lead Ticket Trolley


Apr 12 - 13: 5th Grade Field Trip Apr 15: Community Council

CITY EVENTS Roy City has an extensive Virtual Recreation Center available at Royutah. org. There are indoor activities, outdoor activities, and resources for senior adults. Roy City wants to stay connected with residents, so share what you’re up to with them on social media!

ROY COMPLEX Apr 2 & 5: School out. Spring break. Open Swim Starts at 1 p.m. Apr 12: Register for May Swim Lessons Apr 23: Register for May Water Aerobic

LIBRARY EVENTS Apr 24: Ladybug Roundup: pick up a free packet of live ladybugs at any Weber County Library. Apr 1 - 30: Make your own Lady Bug Antennae, ages 12 and under Apr 1: Craft at Home: Keychain rope Tassels. Pick up supplies at your nearest Weber County Library. Visit vimeo.com/showcase/wclcrafting for the instructional video.

Wed & Thurs: Dungeons & Dragons, 6 p.m. Register @ 801-337-2660 Apr 6: Jackbox Games, ages 12-18, 6 p.m. Register @ 801-337-2660


Apr 8: Unique Formats for Writers, 1 p.m. Register 801-337-2691

Apr 3: Easter egg hunt @ Custom Creations & Crafts | Gourmet Market @ The Monarch 9 | South Ogden City Easter Parade @ 8 a.m.

Apr 12: Learn Dungeons & Dragons, 6 p.m. Register 801-337-2660

Apr 5: 4H Horse Clinic @ Golden Spike Arena 2:30 p.m.

Apr 13: Watercolor Silhouettes, ages 16+, 1 p.m. Register 801-337-2691

Apr 5 - 12: International Dark Sky Week @ Antelope Island

Apr 14, 21: Teen Drawing, ages 12-18. Register 801-337-2639

Apr 8: Annual Bed Design, Ogden @ USU Extension Weber County Office 6 p.m. visit Eventbrite for details.

Apr 22: Ogden Memories, 1 p.m. Register 801-337-2691 Apr 22: the 5 Ws of Cooking: What’s on the Shelf? 7 p.m. Register 801-337-2670 Apr 27: Virtual Poetry Slam, grades K-12, 7 p.m. Register 801-337-2660 Zoom Book Discussion Apr 14: Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce 7 p.m. 801-337-2670 Pick up limited free copies at the Southwest Branch Gallery Artist Mar 1 - Apr 30: Nancy Ness Oil Paintings & Pastels

Apr 9: Seismology with your ears with Dr. Ben Holtzman, Online @ weber.edu Apr 9 - May 8: Tulip Festival @ Thanksgiving Point Apr 9 - 10: Ogden Coin Club 49th annual Northern Utah Coin Show @ Davis Conference Center Apr 10: Hairy Horse Show @ Golden Spike Arena 10 a.m. | Striders Winter Race Circuit @ Dee Events Center 2 p.m. Apr 13: Youth Rodeo @ Golden Spike Arena 5 p.m.


Apr 16: KentuckTEA Derby @ The Monarch 11 a.m. Apr 17: Miss Rodeo Ogden @ Golden Spike Arena 9 a.m. Free to watch Apr 20: Worms are friends: Vermiposting at Home @ Ogden Nature Center & Zoom 6:30 p.m. Register by April 8, 801-621-7595. Pick up kits April 18-19. Apr 22: Attracting Butterflies & Birds to your yard @ Ogden Nature Center & Zoom 6:30 p.m. Register by April 19, 801-621-7595. Apr 23: Imagine Ballet @ Perry’s Egyptian Theater 7:30 p.m. ElkShape Camp Ogden @ Weber County Archery Park Apr 27: Backyard Cluckers: Raising Urban Chickens @ Zoom 6:30 p.m. Ogden Nature Center. Register by April 26, 801-621-7595. Apr 28: Mamma Mia Singalong @ Perry’s Egyptian Theater 7 p.m. Apr 30: Summer Home and Patio Show @ Golden Spike Events Center 12 p.m. District 2 Barrel & Pole Jackpot @ Golden Spike Arena 4 p.m.

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Students of the Month A Step Above

Mickell Connell

Jaren Lamb

“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.”

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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–Maya Angelou

Awards: Academic all-region 3.8 GPA 

Awards: 4.0 GPA Basketball Letter Award

Titles: Girls Basketball co-captain

Titles: Sophomore class officer Junior class officer Student body officer

Talents and Hobbies: Watching movies Outdoor fun Leadership skills  Playing basketball  Playing golf

Talents & Hobbies Hanging out with family and friends Piano Watching “The Office”

Service: Worked at an orphanage for a week in Mexico Served food at the homeless shelter during Christmas  Worked Roy Day events

Service: Helped organize Roy High’s 2020 Sub for Santa charity fundraiser Helped out at Roy High’s events as an officer Helped at the annual service day in August in Roy


Students of the Month receive a $25 gift card from Rentmeister and Midland Pharmacy

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Founding Farmers: The Bakers who Farmed Roy BY JENNY GOLDSBERRY

“One thing in Roy’s favor was that Indians left it alone; it was too barren for them to bother.” Of all of Weber County, Roy was one of the last major settlements. The geography alone scared most people off. Here’s a description of what Roy looked like as recorded by Emma Russell’s book “Footprints of Roy:” “[Roy is a] forbidden, forsaken piece of land without a name or settler. The acreage was mostly blowing sand covered with sandburrs [sic], prickly pears, rabbit brush, sage brush and bisquit [sic] root. It had its inhabitants, but they were not human. It provided a habitat for snakes, lizards, coyotes, and even a wolf or two, but worst of all, there was no water and no trees. One thing in its favor was that Indians left it alone; it was too barren for them to bother.” In the beginning, much like their neighbors across Weber County had done before them, the settlers took up dryland farming. This was a tactic of growing crops resistant to droughts. The most successful crop in the beginning was wheat. Roy’s first settlers, William Evans Baker, Justin Grover, Henry Fields, Edward Bell, Samuel Fowler, and Richard Jones raised livestock on their eighty acres of land. These acres were given to them by the Homestead Act of 1862. The U.S. government was encouraging citizens to move out of crowded cities and onto public lands to improve those areas. For these first families in Roy, they were tasked with uprooting sage brush and prickly pears, just to make room to build their homes. William Baker was an immigrant from England who crossed the plains with the pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He met his wife Esther Celestia Cole in Riverdale, Utah. She was fifteen years his junior. They had their first child, Diana, in Riverdale and moved to 6000 South and about 2700 West, where they had their second daughter, Julia, who was the first white child born in the city. At some time around 1874, William dug a well so that he and his neighbors could have their own water source. He had to line the hole with 40-gallonsized barrels to keep the well from caving in on itself.

We want to recognize Roy’s Mom of the Year in our May issue. Does someone come to mind? We are currently seeking nominations at royconnection.com/nominate-your-mom

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William Evans Baker Esther Celestia Cole

One of the easiest plants to grow at the time was the tomato. Anyone with a small home garden could grow their own, and so many did. In 1881, almost ten years after Roy saw its first settlers, a plan was made to dig a 16-mile canal across Roy. It would still take many years to finish, but once it was done, the Bakers finally had the resources to grow peaches, apples, strawberries, and potatoes. Stevens Cannery, then known as the Jones Canning Company, was built in 1920, years after both William and Esther died. At first, it processed solely tomatoes, mirroring the time in Roy history when tomatoes were the only fruit settlers could grow. Eventually, the cannery processed all crops local farmers could grow. According to Dr. Katie Nelson of the Weber Heritage Foundation and also descendant of the Stevens family, in the 1960s, they even started canning Hawaiian punch until juice boxes took over the market. Just as Roy was the last major settlement, the Stevens Cannery was the last independently operating cannery in the county.

Do you recognize any of the names above? Do you have more stories to tell about them? We want to hear from you! Call Jenny Goldsberry at 801-624-9652.


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feel so blessed each day when I wake up in my bed, owned by me, in my house co-owned by me and the bank, in a beautiful part of the world. There is true joy in having a place to call home.

The Spelts family took on the chore of a complete kitchen makeover during the pandemic this past year.

This last year, we took on remodeling our kitchen. It was a part of our house that was adequate. We could cook food in it, and we did. We could fit in it, and we did, but it was getting outdated and was on the small side, which we have noticed more and more as our children have grown into adult-sized people. We decided it was time, and along with us, it seems most of Utah remodeled their kitchen at the beginning of the pandemic. We endured long lines at Lowes and Home Depot, along with experiencing the upset of not being able to cook in our kitchen for about two months. Despite those inconveniences, we love our results!

We rediscovered the joy that comes from renewing our space. We also reached out to the community and asked for examples from our readers of their remodeling projects, and we were so impressed by the beautiful spaces you shared with us. We also loved hearing about the joy that came to you in your renewal efforts.


THE KITCHEN IS THE BUSIEST SPACE IN A HOUSE It remains at the center of your home. It is perfectly understandable as to why, just like life, kitchen design also needs a breath of fresh air, or simply, a coat of fresh paint.



On our cover this month is a photo of Greg and Robyn Mosher’s home repainting. It turned out so beautifully — well done! To the left you will see an example of our kitchen before and after the remodel. I actually built the barn doors myself, which was an adventure.

View more remodel before and afters! There were many more submitted remodels, and we couldn’t print them all, so we have posted them on our website for you to see. Visit www.royconnection.com.

In the following pages, you will find some awesome businesses who can help you with various aspects of renewing your spaces. They will speak of their expertise and specialties, and you may find the solution to your next renewal with them. We hope you enjoy this year’s House & Home issue. April 2021 | royconnection.com 19






Use your home’s equity to pay for the projects you’ve been meaning to do. Home values here in Utah have been on the rise for the past few years, and continue trend upward. Pair that with

deductible if the money is used to remodel, repair or otherwise improve the home.

the historically low interest rates we are experiencing and that equals great news for homeowners who are looking to use their equity in their homes to pay for remodeling, which can be done with a few different options detailed below:

Cash-Out Refinance A cash-out refinance replaces your existing mortgage with a new home loan for more than you owe on your house. The difference goes to you in cash and you can spend it on home improvements. There are limits of the cash-out amounts to 80%-90% of your home’s equity.

Home Equity Loan A home equity loan is essentially a second mortgage with a fixed rate and repayment period of 5, 10 or 15 years, along with a set schedule of payments that include both principal and interest. All money is disbursed upfront and the interest you pay may be tax

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Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) The majority of HELOCs have a draw period and a repayment period, but the HELOCs at Ascent CU provide an evergreen line of credit. The draw period is the amount of time you have to use the line of credit you were approved for. Once that period expires, you can no longer withdraw funds, and you must start repaying the full loan. Interest rates are usually lower than unsecured credit, and the interest you pay may be tax deductible if the money is used to remodel, repair or otherwise improve the home.

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We have mortgage experts ready to help you find the best option for your remodeling plans, and we strive to make the process as easy and painless as possible by providing fast, local loan decisions and one-on-one service throughout the entire process – you won’t be passed from person to person. Give us a call today or stop by our branch in North Ogden, Ogden or Roy to speak with one of our mortgage experts.

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ARE YOU READY TO HOUSE POUNCE? Whether Buying Your First Home or Moving Up-- Be Ready to Act Fast! If you have been paying attention to the current housing markets, you know how hard it is to find the right house, and when you do, it seems like others have found it too. You are competing with multiple offers,

and usually the seller will take the highest and best. There are a number of factors that create this type of market, but it boils down to basic economics: supply and demand. “Newly constructed homes have been able to meet the demand for buyers; however, that is quickly changing,” says Amber Wykstra, Sales and Marketing Manager for Aspire Homes. “We, like many builders, are selling out before our projects are even developed. We have also been faced with many price increases since November, and this continues to raise prices.” The key in any market is to be prepared. Here are three

things you can do to be ready to "house pounce" and immediately execute a new construction contract. 1. Get fully pre-approved with a lender that understands construction financing. “We give our clients the opportunity to carry the construction loan,“ says Wykstra. “This allows them to take advantage of the equity when it’s time to close the long-term loan. Our preferred lenders know what we require and make sure our buyers are fully ready to perform.”

2. Do your homework. Take the time to visit model homes and get to know the people that sell these homes. Plans are usually owned by the builder and so knowing what

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3. If you have a AspireHomesUtah.com home to sell, be prepared to list it right away. Many buyers have equity tied up in their current home. You may need anywhere from 3% to 10% as a construction deposit with the builder, and having that cash free and ready to perform is critical to locking in your contract and price. “In this market, a newly constructed home will almost always appreciate faster than an existing one. Being ready to lock down a price and lot because you have sold your existing home makes a difference financially, advises Wykstra. “I would take advantage of the lack of supply and get my home sold for the highest price.” Being ready and prepared to invest in real estate is a big decision, but there are many reputable builders and Realtors™ that can help guide you. Aspire Homes welcomes you to visit their model in West Haven at 3234 S. 3500 W.

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FORGET CLEANING YOUR HOUSE, CLEAN YOUR AIR! You have likely thought more about the sanitization of your home now more than ever. The professionals at Rentmeister have a hands-free solution to keep your home safer than ever. They have 15 years of experience installing and maintaining the REME HALO Air Purification System. This was the same product that was used during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000’s, and now you can have it for yourself. Syracuse City recently installed one in the Community Center. Ryan Rentmeister, the company’s vice president, performed a “sneeze test” himself. Bacteria shot at him from three feet away, not unlike a sneeze. The system killed 86% of germs before they made contact with his face. Now, every hard surface, from the bleachers to the floor, undergoes constant sanitization. This device even kills the virus SARSCoV-2 that causes COVID-19 at a rate of 99.9%. Rentmeister also installed the system at the Syracuse Police station. “In combination with this system and precautionary measures,” Chief Garrett Atkin said, “we made it through the pandemic with only one officer getting sick.” The system uses an advanced type of oxidation. These oxidizers get rid of viruses, mold, bacteria, gases, and odors.


It helps prevent germs from spreading and even food from being contaminated. One resident found that something in her home was causing a major skin reaction. She, like many, found that it was a powerful allergic reaction. It was formaldehyde in a piece of her furniture that caused her grief. Even after moving the furniture out, she found no relief. Rentmeister installed the air purification system in her home as a last-ditch effort. Ryan was able to install the product onto her existing furnace system in an hour. Within 48 hours, there was already a notable difference in her home, and within about a week, she was comfortable in her home again. Since then, her symptoms have disappeared and, three years later, have not returned. You can be confident that Rentmeister is using current technology that is half the age of other air quality products out there. Rentmeister employees receive training on indoor air quality. They not only have the expertise in installation, but also the certification to explain what they’re doing and why. They’re committed to making your house feel like a home and a cleaner one at that. When you invest in cleaner air, you’re investing in your family’s health and comfort.

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IS NOW THE RIGHT TIME TO “RIGHT-SIZE”? Real Estate Demand is creating a shortage for New Construction The definition of retirement has changed considerably in recent years. Surviving the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us about the importance of personal relationships and heightened our desire to maintain an active lifestyle that includes travel, exercise, new experiences, community, and learning. If you are preparing to retire, it might be time to re-think your housing situation. Is now the right time to “right-size”?

Ask yourself these questions as you consider whether it makes sense for your situation: 1. Do my current housing costs affect my future lifestyle goals? 2. How long can I sustain the current upkeep and maintenance on my current home? 3. Do I need as much space as I currently have or does it create more work? 4. Can I take advantage of the market and have some additional cash for retirement?

When is the right time to “right-size”? We strongly encourage you to consult with a licensed Realtor™ to get a factual and accurate price for your home. There are advantages that most 50+ sellers have in the current market, such as more equity, the current seller’s market, and great prices being offered for homes.

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If you “right-size”, where do you want to live? You want the right house in the right community. At this point, you need a good game plan. As you begin OvationHomesUtah.com your research, there are several things to consider, such as the size and style of community that works best for you. Do you want a detached home or an attached townhome? How many neighbors are you comfortable with? Does the community have a Home-Owners Association (HOA), and what amenities do they provide? Most HOA’s are designed to manage yard care and snow removal in the wintertime for residents. Do you want an age-targeted community? What lifestyle are you looking for?

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If you’re considering a project, you’ll have lots of questions. How long will it take? How much will it cost? What are the choices for finishes? The first step is to sit down with one of our qualified, experienced experts and talk about options. They will take a look at your space and discuss your wants and needs. Maybe you need your project finished quickly and on a budget. You might be decking out your dream room, and cost is no object. Or, more likely, you’re somewhere in between. We will provide different options so you can choose a plan that will work for you. Our goal is to keep a balance between creating an amazing space that’s exactly what you want and keeping the cost in a range you’re comfortable with. If you’re thinking of finishing your basement, we’d love to help. We can do projects anywhere in Cache, Box Elder, Weber, and Davis Counties. We’d be happy to set up a no-obligation, free consultation to explore options with you. And you’ll be one step closer to enjoying your perfect space!


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How the coronavirus is changing the job market.

lmost overnight, life changed dramatically. What was once a strong economy and robust employment outlook vanished in the blink of an eye. Thanks to the pandemic, the U.S. has been in a recession for several months.1

What does this mean for you?

Whether you’ve been laid off or are one of those fortunate to keep their job, now is the time to review your career goals and gain the skills you need to be more marketable. In an economic environment where jobs are scarce, earning a degree just makes sense.

Education as an investment… now more than ever.

A recent report from the New York Fed’s Liberty Tree Economics blog2 analyzed the returns from a college education. The study found that even though college continues to get more expensive, the financial benefits of earning a degree still make higher education a good investment. The data also indicates that college graduates tend to earn a substantial wage premium in the labor market. In fact, the current rate of return for a Bachelor’s degree is nearly 14%!2 Education has always been a good investment. Now it may be a crucial investment as well.

In class or online… which learning model works for you?

Some still prefer the more structured classroom environment and may have a more flexible schedule to accommodate this traditional learning model. The good news is that Independence University now offers both on-campus and online degree programs so you can choose what works best for you.

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Need help with quick dinner options? Here are some easy sheet pan dinners that come together quickly AND help you avoid getting take out or fast food!

Steak & Parmesan Crusted Potatoes RECIPE FROM LEMONSANDZEST.COM

½ lb flank steak 2 lb red potatoes 1 lb asparagus 3-4 garlic cloves 1 tsp parsley (dried) 4-5 T parmesan cheese, grated 3 ½ T olive oil 1 tsp cracked pepper ½ tsp sea salt, more or less to taste Preheat oven to broil. Cut off the woody ends of the asparagus and discard. Rinse the fresh spears and pat dry. Cut potatoes into quarters. (If they are larger red potatoes, cut into eighths). In a medium bowl, or on sheet pan that has been sprayed with oil, toss together potatoes, 2 T olive oil, 2 T parmesan, 1 minced garlic clove, ½ tsp cracked pepper, salt to taste, and parsley. Toss well to coat all potatoes evenly. (Then ignore this completely and toss in more parmesan because, you know....) Spread potatoes evenly on sheet pan and broil for 6-8 minutes or until they just start to lightly brown. While potatoes are cooking, spread 1 T olive oil on both sides of steak and salt as desired. Spread two garlic cloves and the rest of the pepper. Sprinkle 2 T parmesan onto steak as well.

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When potatoes are ready, push them all to the side and place steak next to them. Add asparagus* and sprinkle them with a drizzle of olive oil (½ T), the rest of the parmesan, one garlic clove, minced, and sea salt and pepper to taste. Place pan back into oven and broil, cooking each side for 4-6 minutes, and then check for desired doneness.This should be cooked to about medium; if you want it more done, cook each side about 2 minutes or so longer. (You may need to remove the asparagus at this time) Remove pan from oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve with an extra sprinkle of parmesan and enjoy!

Garlic Herb Butter Chicken and Veggies RECIPE FROM WWW.CAFEDELITES.COM

1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 T finely chopped garlic (or 4 cloves) 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 tsp salt (adjust to your taste) Fresh ground black pepper, to season 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Garlic Herb Butter Chicken & Veggies

1 1/2 c. each: sliced carrots, yellow bell peppers, broccoli, and red onions Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a baking tray/sheet with cooking oil spray. Combine together the butter, broth, garlic, parsley, thyme, and rosemary together in a bowl. Place chicken on the baking sheet and arrange the vegetables all around the chicken. Toss 1/2 cup of sauce through the chicken and vegetables, and season well with salt and pepper. Lightly spray all over with olive oil spray or cooking oil spray. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or when carrots just start to become soft. Carefully remove baking tray from the oven and flip each chicken breast. Pour the remaining garlic herb butter sauce over the beans, toss well, and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (no longer pink in the middle). Optional-broil for 2-3 minutes until chicken is golden and crisp. Sprinkle with fresh chopped herbs (optional) and serve immediately with pan juices. SIZE UP! If you’re feeding more people, you can easily add 2 more chicken breasts as there is enough herb butter sauce.

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Maple Dijon Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes RECIPE BY LIFELOVEANDGOODFOOD.COM

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes 1 large onion, sliced (optional) 1 T extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided 2 T Dijon mustard 2 T pure maple syrup 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ tsp coarse ground black pepper 1 pound pork tenderloin Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the cubed sweet potatoes and onion slices on the baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the salt. Toss gently to coat. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and black pepper. Pat the pork loin dry with paper towels, brush all over with the maple mustard mixture, and place fat-side-up on top of the sweet potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust begins to brown, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking another 30-40 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and the pork registers 145 degrees using an instant

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read thermometer. Remove from the oven and allow the pork to rest for 5 minutes before cutting diagonally into 3/4 inch slices. Crowd pleaser!

Chicken Fajitas


1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced (against the grain) into 1/2-inch thick strips 3 bell peppers (I use green, yellow and red , cored and sliced into strips) 1 yellow onion thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic , minced 3 T oil (vegetable or canola oil) 1 lime 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , chopped 8-10 small flour tortillas Fajita toppings: sour cream, sliced avocado or guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheese Fajita Seasoning: 1 T chili powder 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional Salt and freshly ground black pepper Lightly grease a large sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cut chicken and vegetables into strips. Lay the vegetables evenly on the pan and place the chicken on top of them.

Combine seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir well to combine. Sprinkle most of the seasoning over the chicken, and some of it over the vegetables as well. Spoon minced garlic on top of the chicken and drizzle olive oil over the entire pan. Toss everything well and spread it into an even layer across the pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees if you test with a thermometer). Wrap the flour tortillas in foil and place them in the oven to warm during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Remove everything from the oven. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the chicken and vegetables and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve in warm tortillas with extra toppings, if desired.



1 loaf French bread 3 T butter, melted 2 cloves minced garlic 1 jar marinara sauce 16 oz shredded pizza cheese or mozzarella cheese 1 package pepperoni slices veggies of your choice: red onions, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, jalapenos, etc. Italian seasoning Preheat oven to 425°. Cut bread in half lengthwise and place cut side up on a large baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine butter and minced garlic. Using a basting brush, coat each half of bread with garlic butter mixture. Bake for 5 minutes. While the bread is baking, cut up your veggies and get your toppings ready. Remove bread from oven and top with marinara sauce, cheese, pepperonis and veggies to your liking. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 min and slice.

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