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FEATURE STORY

Women in Business

March 2020

Local women-owned businesses and their impact in the community

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Keeping the Community Connected The Roy Connection is published monthly by Connection PublishingŠ www.royconnection.com ryan@connectionpub.com | (801) 721-3762 PUBLISHER Ryan Spelts PUBLICATION DESIGN Robert Dodd WRITERS Ryan Spelts Melissa Spelts Ann Park Hailey Minton Roy Business Advisory Board AD DESIGN Robert Dodd Ryan Spelts Abigail Rigby Crystal Rappleye EDITORS Brittany Carroll Hailey Minton

CONNECT WITH US! News, contests, photos from readers and lots more! We love hearing from you! royconnection.com

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recent, tragic aircraft incident in Roy City left mixed emotions with many of our residents. Most of the heartfelt feelings were directed towards the family who lost a prominent member in our community. There’s no question that it was a difficult moment for family and friends, but we hoped that our collective prayers would bring some needed comfort. The investigation into the cause is still underway. Other reactions focused on the incident itself, leaving questions on how an aircraft could crash into our residential neighborhood. To help find answers, I asked the Ogden Airport "...questions on Manager to bring together local mayors, Federal how an aircraft Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel, and State could crash into of Utah authorities. In February, the meeting was our residential held, questions were asked, and good information neighborhood. To was provided. It is important to understand what help find answers, role the FAA and Ogden Airport authorities play in administering General Aviation safety and what I asked..." changes can be applied to minimize risk. I walked away with answers that were important to know, but no silver bullet that will prevent incidents in the future. It was helpful, but not conclusive. The US Census Day is April 1, 2020; however, we can begin to fill out forms online and provide information by phone starting on March 12. Watch your mail this month for details. Self-response online, by phone, by mail, or in person is available until the end of July. Please plan on providing this critical information. There are so many reasons why our community needs this accurate count. It was suggested that we establish a single email address to contact all members of the city council at once. We did this, and the email address is council@royutah.org. You can also still reach out to individual members. 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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MARCH

in this issue

The Connection Publishing Team Meet the people behind the pages of our magazines! We asked our staff what they like to do when they're not working. Ryan Spelts Publisher/Owner Melissa Spelts Owner Rhett Long Sales VP

"Mountain biking & rock climing." Our own Connection Publishing's Vy Trinh is on page 19!

Hailey Minton Editor & Writer

CONTENTS 5 CITY NEWS

Soft pretzel bites on page 29

10

COMMUNITY Calendar of Events Students of the Month Shop Local

14 A LOOK BACK

Fashion in the Early 1900's in Roy

16 BUSINESS

Kristina Case Graphic Design

ON OUR COVER 16 Women in Business Photo by Jason Hadley Masterpiece Images

Women in Business Stevens-Henager College Wasatch Peaks

27

RECIPES Artisan Bread, Soft Pretzel Bites

30

ROY 2ND ANNUAL ART CONTEST

Vy Trinh Sales Leadership

Robert Dodd Graphic Design of Roy Connection, and Ad Design Abigail Rigby Ad Design

"Singing and playing my guitar!" CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Melinda Hortin Sales & Social Media

royconnection

Crystal Rappleye Ad Design

Questions or comments? ryan@connectionpub.com or (801) 624-9652 Website: www.royconnection.com Advertising: Vy Trinh 801-425-3581 4 royconnection.com | March 2020

Russ Starker Sales Alaina Rupe Sales Ann Park Sales & Writer


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Roy City Updates PRIMARY ELECTIONS

2020

YOUR VOICE...YOUR VOTE... Political Scientist, Larry J. Sabato, stated, “Every election is determined by the people who show up.” This year, residents of Weber County have three elections in which they can choose to “show up” and make their voice heard. A Presidential Primary, June Primary, and the November General Election.

What is a Primary Election?

Primary elections are used by political parties to narrow down a field of candidates and choose the one that will represent them on the ballot in November. In a primary, the political party gets to choose who can participate, based upon a voter’s party affiliation. As a voter, you may only participate in one party’s primary. All of the candidates that win a primary, or are nominated by their political parties, appear on the November ballot, where voters get to pick the candidate they like best – regardless of which political party they belong to.

How can I participate?

Ballots are mailed to every active registered voter that belongs to (or has requested) a ballot for a political party holding a primary election. Voting has never been easier! Ballots will be mailed out about three weeks before each election and can be cast in three different ways: 1) Ballots can be mailed back with a first class stamp, 2) Ballots can be placed in secure, 24hour drop boxes located at every city hall and public library; there is even one on campus at Weber State, 3) Voters can vote in-person at the Weber Center, starting the Wednesday before the election, or at Ogden’s Union Station on Election Day. Skip the line by voting by mail or in a drop box.

Roy Communities That Care Coalition’s vision statement is “Together, we can be one town, one team, one dream through creating and fostering a safe, healthy, and prosperous place to live, work, and play. Our community is a supportive place to raise a child, to be a child, to promote responsible and involved citizenship and to encourage lifelong learning.” Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? In as little as one hour each month, you can be a part of group that is working to bring about a lasting and positive change in Roy. You can play an important role in helping reduce substance use, suicidal behaviors, and other risky behaviors by promoting healthy habits and strengthening the community! Get involved! Come check out our monthly Community Board Meetings, held in the Board Room of the Southwest Branch of the Weber County Library every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30. Everyone is welcome!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT email RoyUtahCTC@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook @RoyUtahCTC.

For more information, visit www.weberelections.com To update your voter registration, or to view a sample ballot with bios, visit www.vote.utah.gov. March 2020 | royconnection.com 5


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Understanding Form-Based Code Form-based codes address the relationship between building facades and the public realm, the form and mass of buildings in relation to one another, and the scale and types of streets and blocks. The regulations and standards in form-based codes are presented in both words and clearly drawn diagrams and other visuals. They are keyed to a regulating plan that designates the appropriate form and scale (and therefore, character) of development, rather than only distinctions in land-use types. This approach contrasts with conventional zoning’s focus on the micromanagement and segregation of land uses, and the control of development intensity through abstract and uncoordinated parameters (e.g., FAR, dwellings per acre, setbacks, parking ratios, traffic LOS), to the neglect of an integrated built form. Not to be confused with design guidelines or general statements of policy, form-based codes are regulatory, not advisory. They are drafted to implement a community plan. They try to achieve a community vision based on time-tested forms of urbanism. Ultimately, a form-based code is a tool; the quality of development outcomes depends on the quality and objectives of the community plan that a code implements.

Form-Based Codes Street and building types (or mix of types), build to lines, number of floors, and percentage of built site frontage specified.

Conventional Zoning

Zoning Design Guidelines

Density use, FAR (floor area ration), setbacks, parking requirements, maximum building heights specified.

Conventional zoning requirements, plus frequency of openings and surface articulation specified.

WATER RATE INCREASE Effective January 1, 2020 All Roy City Residents will see an increase in the water rates. This change is brought on from the service providers and will be reflected on the January bill. The rate increases are as noted below.

Water Base Fees Residential- Bi monthly Residential- Outside City Limits (Bi-monthly) Commercial- Monthly Commercial- Outside City Limits (Monthly) Mobile Homes- Monthly

Old Rate

New Rate

$18.77 $37.54 $8.39 $16.78 $8.39

$22.77 $45.54 $11.39 $22.77 $9.39

$0.84 $1.50 $1.69 $1.92

$0.86 $1.54 $1.75 $2.00

$0.84 $1.50 $1.69 $1.92

$0.86 $1.54 $1.75 $2.00

Residential Water Usage First 18,000 gallons (per 1,000) Next 12,000 gallons (per 1,000) Next 10,000 gallons (per 1,000) All gallons over 40,000 (per 1,000)

Commercial Water Usage First 9,000 gallons (per 1,000) Next 6,000 gallons (per 1,000) Next 5,000 gallons (per 1,000) All gallons over 20,000 (per 1,000) 6 royconnection.com | March 2020


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Roy High Football Players Score Big

Justin Kirkland, Cannon Panfiloff, and Cormac Boyer

Three Roy High football players were awarded full-ride scholarships to the colleges of their choice. Justin Kirkland and Cannon Panfiloff are heading to Dixie State University, and Carmac Boyer is on his way to Snow College.

All three boys were named First Team-All Region; they are all on the high honor roll and have received numerous awards, both academic and athletic. Each received several scholarship offers before, ultimately, deciding to sign with their chosen university.

Chicken and Rabbit Permits Chickens and rabbits are allowed in all R-1 (Single family) zones. Property must have a minimum of 8000 square feet. Six chickens (excluding roosters and crowing hens), or six rabbits, or a combination of chickens and rabbits, not to exceed six, are allowed. A city permit is required and must be renewed annually. All chickens and rabbits must be contained within an enclosure (coop and run) within the rear yard. No enclosures will be permitted in the front or side yards. For more information, call (801)774-1040 or visit the Roy City website at www.royutah.org.

Key Community Contacts Mayor: Robert Dandoy - (801) 774-1028 rdandoy@royutah.org Council Members: 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:

Fire: (801) 774-1080 fire@royutah.org Utilities:

(801) 774-1000

Parks & Rec: (801) 774-1048 parksandrec@royutah.org Justice Court: (801) 774-1051 courts@royutah.org

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

Beekeeping Permits Roy City requires a permit for beekeeping of honey bees within the city. If you plan to be a beekeeper in the future, please apply for your permit prior to acquiring honey bees to assure that you meet the proper requirements. Permits are renewed annually in January.

Roy Municipal Building / Council Chambers Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call (801)774-1040 or visit the Roy City website at www.royutah.org.

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DO YOUR PETS HAVE A LICENSE? Make sure to update all pet licenses or a citation can be issued. REMEMBER, licensing helps reunite lost pets with their owners. March 2020 | royconnection.com 7


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Roy Complex

April Swim Lessons March 30- April 23

2150 W. 4700 S. • (801) 774-1050

Registration: March 9, 2020

Get Fit, Have Fun, Make Friends

MON/WED Time Level

(Classes are included in entrance fee or with pass)

TUES/THURS Time Level

Zumba Classes

5:00 p.m.

PSA & 1

5:00 p.m.

PSA & 2

5:30 p.m.

PSB

5:30 p.m.

PSB

Women's Strength Training

5:45 p.m.

2

5:45 p.m.

1

6:00 p.m.

3

6:00 p.m.

4

6:30 p.m.

4

6:30 p.m.

3

6:45 p.m.

2

6:45 p.m.

3

Mondays 7 p.m. & Wednesdays 6 p.m. Mondays / Wednesdays & Fridays 8:45 a.m.

Yoga Classes

Mondays & Wednesdays 6 a.m.

(PSA)Pre-School A (PSB)Pre-School B (P&C) Parent & Child Pre-School

Senior Exercises

All class level descriptions can be found at www.royrecreation.com

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

April Water Aerobics

Registration: March 27, 2020 Class Dates: March 30- April 23, 2020

Morning 8:00 - 8:45 Deep 8:45 - 9:30 Deep

Non Pass-holders: Pass-holders: Seniors:

Evening 4:15 -   5:00 8:00 - 8:45 8:30 - 9:15 8:45 - 9:30

Cost 4:15 p.m. $30 $28    $20 $18 $15 $15

Deep Deep Shallow Deep

Parks & Recreation Boys Basketball

Follow Roy City Recreation & Complex on Social Media for Updates! @roycityrecreation@royrecreationcomplex @royrecreation @roy_recreation@royrecreationcomplex

ROY DAYS 2020 is coming!

Thank you to our coaches and participants for a great season. Go Jazz!

Golden Basketball Winner

Alex Horstmann has worked for the Recreation Department for almost a year. He is always willing to work, is a team player, and makes his coworkers laugh. He is a sophomore at Roy High School and is on the football team. We are very lucky to have Alex on our staff!

Spring Sports Spring Sports are almost here! See advertisement on pg. 9 for more information. All participants receive a Salt Lake Bee's jersey, hat, and a Bee's game voucher. T-Ball, Coach Pitch and Machine Pitch: Child must turn 4 by August 31, 2020 to participate in T-ball. All teams will play 8 games. Baseball and Softball: All teams will play 10 games. 8 royconnection.com | March 2020

This year, Roy days 2020 will be held July 30th - August 1st. If you are interested in being a vendor, a parade participant, or an entertainer at the event, we have good news for you! Registrations open on April 1st at 10 a.m. at www.roydays.info. More information about Roy Days is to come. Check out www.roydays.info and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roycitydays. 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 City

Saint

EASTER

Patri c k’s

Gold Dig

EGG Hunt

at the

Roy Complex on

Saturday, March 14th at 8:30 a.m.

Bring your children, and they can go “digging” in the swimming pool for “gold!” Age groups will be divided as follows: 4-5; 6-7; 8-9; 10-12

Every child is winner!

Come into the complex to reserve a spot for your child. The cost is $3 to participate! Food Trucks

Music

Face Paint

04. 11. 20

Saturday promptly @ 10am

Garbage Truck Tours

Games

George Wahlen Park

Eggs

4200 S. 2175 W. Roy, UT 84067

Sponsored by Waste Management

Call

801-774-1050

for more information

ROY CITY RECREATION

T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch, Baseball, Softball Registration will run March 1st-April 1st 2020 The season will begin in May T-ball, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch: $50 Baseball/Softball: $55 All leagues based on 2019/2020 school year Register online at www.royrecreation.com

Age Divisions:

4 yrs - 5 yrs (T-ball) Kindergarten (Coach Pitch) 1st/2nd Grade (Machine Pitch) 3rd/4th Grade (baseball or softball) 5th/6th Grade (baseball or softball) 7th-9th Grade (baseball or softball)

Opening Day: Saturday, May 9th Roy West Park

For more information please call 801-774-1048 or email Lizzy Badger at ebadger@royutah.org

JOIN OUR TEAM Come be a part of our experience. ROY CITY IS HIRING FOR NUMEROUS POSITIONS.

Seasonal Part-Time Jobs for both the Aquatic Center and the Complex. Part-Time Job for a School Crossing Guard. Visit www.royutah.org/jobs March 2020 | royconnection.com 9


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MARCH Calendar of Events SCHOOL EVENTS ROY HIGH SCHOOL Mar 2: Fundraiser for the Roy Band Boosters @ Chili’s Grill & Bar at 1047 W Riverdale Rd. Mention Roy Band Boosters to the cashier | Cheerleading Tryout Meeting 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Mar 5: Band Festival @ Roy Jr. | Play 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Mar 6: 9th Grade Roy High Orientation | Girls Basketball @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m. | Play 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Mar 9: 9th grade PCCR’s | Track Tryouts @ Municipal Elementary 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Mar 3: Royalair Tryout Meeting 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Mar 10: Girls Basketball @ NOJH 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mar 4: Region Jazz 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Mar 12: Girls Basketball @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mar 5: Spring Sports Pep Assembly 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Mar 9: Band Cone Concert @ Little Theatre 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mar 11: Instrumental Solo Ensemble Mar 13: Early Out @ 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Mar 16 - 19: Attendance Make up class 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Royalair Tryout Clinic 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Mar 16: Drama Showcase Mar 17: Drama Showcase Mar 18: Vocal / Piano Solo Ensemble Mar 19: Prom Assembly Rehearsal 6:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Orchestra Concert Cone 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mar 20: Junior Prom Assembly 9:35 p.m. - 10:35 p.m. Mar 21: Junior Prom 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Mar 23-25: Cheerleading Clinic 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mar 26: Cheerleading Tryouts 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Play Pro Auditions Mar 27: Play Pro Auditions | State Jazz Band Mar 28: State Jazz Band

St.

Mar 18: Cheer Clinics 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | SRJH Musical Mar 19: SRJH Musical | Cheer Clinics 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Baseball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Orchestra Cone Concert @ RHS 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Ha p py Pa t r ic k s Da y

Mar 20: Cheer Tryouts 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Girls Basketball Championship game TBD 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar 16: Baseball / Track Assembly 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Cheer Clinic 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Mar 24: Baseball BYE

Mar 17: Baseball Game @ T.H. Bell 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Basketball Playoff game 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Cheer Clinic 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Mar 27: Track @ Weber High 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar 18: Cheer Clinic 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Mar 19: Science Fair @ Weber County Fair Grounds | Cheer Tryouts 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Baseball Game @ Roy 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 20: Girls Basketball Championship Game 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mar 26: Scorpion of the Month 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. | NJHS Induction Ceremony

Mar 30 - Apr 3: No School - Spring Break

ROY ELEMENTARY Mar 3 - 4: 5th Grade Field Trip Mar 6: Principal Awards 7:45 a.m. Mar 9: Spring Pictures 8:45 a.m. Mar 10: 2nd Grade Field Trip 12:15 p.m. Mar 20: 5th Grade Field Trip 8:30 a.m.

Mar 24: Baseball @ Snowcrest 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Choir Piano Solo & Ensemble 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Republican Caucus Meeting 6 pm. - 9 p.m.

Mar 23: 1st Grade Nature Center 12:45 p.m.

Mar 26: Band Festival @ Bonneville | Baseball @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mar 30 - Apr 3: Spring Break - No School

Mar 30 - Apr 3: Spring Break - No School

SAND RIDGE JR. HIGH Mar 3: District Honor Choir Festival @ WSU 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Girls Basketball @ Orion 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Band Concert @ Sand Ridge 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mar 4: Baseball Tryouts 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar 30 - Apr 3: No School - Spring Break

Mar 6: Girls Basketball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

ROY JR. HIGH

Mar 9: Track Tryouts 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar 2: School Play / Parent Night 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mar 10: Girls Basketball @ Wahlquist 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar 3: District Choir Festival @ WSU 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Girls Basketball @ Rocky Mountain 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mar 12: Int/Adv Orchestra Festival 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Girls Basketball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar 4: Baseball Tryouts 2:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. | Play 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Mar 16: Assembly Track & Baseball 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Mar 17: Cheer Clinics 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Baseball @ South Ogden 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Girls Basketball Playoff Game

Mar 26: 6th Grade Planetarium Field Trip | Food Pantry 2 p.m.

MUNICIPAL ELEMENTARY Mar 19: Spring / Class Pictures Mar 26: Seussical Jr. @ 6:30 p.m. Mar 27: Seussical Jr. @ 6:30 p.m. Mar 30 - Apr 3: Spring Break - No School

NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY Mar 3: Kindergarten Fieldtrip 9 a.m. Mar 5: Class Pictures Mar 23 - 27: PTA Book Fair | North Park Family Engagement Night 5 p.m. Mar 30 - Apr 3: Spring Break - No School

VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY Mar 13: End of Term 3 Early Out 1:15 p.m. Mar 30 - Apr 3: Spring Break - No School


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LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY Mar 11: Popcorn Day Mar 13: Early Out 1:10 Mar 30 - Apr 3: Spring Break - No School

Mar 24: Painting Class with Trish 10 a.m. We will have pictures to vote on. Please stop at the front desk. Mar 25: Stampede 11:30 a.m. Mar 26: Bingo 12:30

ROY COMPLEX

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

Mar 9: April Swim Lessons registration on line.

Note: The exercise class on Friday has been changed to start at 10 a.m.

Mar 13: No School; “Open Swim” starts at 1 p.m. Mar 14: Gold Dig 8:30 a.m. Mar 30: No School; “Open Swim” starts at 1 p.m. Mar 31: No School; “Open Swim” starts at 1 p.m. Mar 31: April Water Aerobics registration; runs March 2-26, 2020

PARKS & RECREATION Mar 1 - Apr 1: Baseball, softball, T-ball etc. Registration Season will begin in May (See ad in Parks & Recreation pg. 9)

SENIOR CENTER

LIBRARY EVENTS Mar 2: Novel Teens: Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt @ 4 p.m. Mar 7: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday @ 1 p.m. Commemorate the birthday of the beloved children’s author by learning about his life and celebrate with story time, activities, and crafts. Mar 10: Intuitive Eating Workshop @ 7 p.m. Learn how to trust your body and get back in touch with your hunger and satiety signals with JaNae Kinikin, MS, RDN. Mar 17: Meet the Author: Brynne Nelson the author of Dragon (If You Couldn’t Tell). Learn about creative writing and what it takes to publish a book. Enter the raffle to win a signed copy.

Mar 10: AARP Drivers Class @ 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Cost $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members

Mar 18: Film Club: French New Wave @ 6 p.m. Join us for a screening and discussion of this coming-of-age classic.

Mar 2: Birthday Cake

Mar 19: Drawing People @ 6:30 p.m. ages 12-18 Learn about drawing people and getting the proportions right. All supplies provided.

Mar 3: Dietitian Alison Jensen: The importance of water | Bingo 12:30 Mar 4: Sport & Waldo 11:30 a.m. Mar 5: Come out and dance to Second Generation 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mar 11: Robin Arnold 11:30 a.m. Mar 12: Tea Time with friends. Theme: St Patrick’s Day (wear lots of green) | Kathleen Daughters on guitar 11:30 a.m. Mar 13: Ice Cream Social. Congratulations on the wonderful job done on the food drive. Mar 17: Saint Patrick’s Day Party. Contest for most Green. Sign up early for a corned beef lunch | Linda Hammer on the Piano 11:30 a.m. Mar 18: Bingo 12:30 | Garr Ashby 11:30 a.m. Mar 19: Legal Services | Foot Clinic. | Come out and dance to Second Generation 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mar 21: Lego Mania @ 1 p.m. Create your own unique structure or join in Lego challenges. Supplies provided. Mar 26: Women’s History Month Celebration 7 p.m. Dr. Naomi Watkins and Katherine Kitterman of Better Days 2020 will speak about Women’s History in Utah.

FUN THINGS TO DO Feb 7: Mar 2: Registration Opens for the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. Buy Your tickets to field trips, workshops, and the annual Dutch Oven Dinner. There are free workshops and programs, but those that cost and require registration start at $5 and go up to $80. For more information, visit http://www. daviscountyutah.gov/greatsaltlakebirdfest (the festival is May 14-17)

Mar 6: Weber State Women’s Basketball vs Eastern Washington @ Dee Event Center 7 p.m. | First Friday Art Stroll for a list of locations visit www.ogdencity. com/artstroll. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mar 11: Signs of Spring @ Ogden Nature Center 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Join us as we hit the trails looking for signs of spring. Meet in the Visitor’s Center | Jazz at the Station @ Ogden Union Station 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. free Mar 16-21: Birdhouse Competition submissions @ Ogden Nature Center. An outdoor exhibit of handcrafted and whimsical birdhouses. No Entry fee. All ages are encouraged to enter Mar 18: Going Green (for St. Patrick’s Day) @ Ogden Nature Center 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Why are so many things green in nature? Go on a scavenger hunt searching for all things green. Meet in the Visitor’s Center. Mar 21: Winter Race Circuit 10-Miler @ Ogden Ice Sheet 8 a.m. visit Ogdenmarathon.com/p/winterracecircut for details | Women in Music by NEXT Ensemble @ Eccles Community Art Center 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. An all-woman ensemble playing music written by women. Cost $10. Students and children under 17 FREE. Mar 25: Marvelous Mushrooms and Fantastic Fungi @ Ogden Nature Center 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. From parasitic and symbiotic relationships, to its use as biological indicator of air quality, fungus are fun to learn about. Join us as we search for and learn about the most widely distributed organism on earth!

CITY EVENTS Mar 3: City Council meeting @ City Council Room 5:30 p.m. Mar 17: City Council meeting @ City Council Room 5:30 p.m. Mar 20: American Red Cross Community Blood Drive at Bear Creek Roofing 860 W Riverdale Rd. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Remember to Set your Clocks Forward! March 2020 | royconnection.com 11


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Students of the Month A Step Above Autumn Litster

Logan Baty

“Stick to your task till it sticks to you; beginners are many, but enders are few. Honor, power, place, and praise will always come to the one who stays. Stick to your task till it sticks to you; bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it too. For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile, will come life's victories after a while.” – Unknown

“I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready, and that gives me peace of mind.” –Peyton Manning

Awards: 2019 Academic All-State Football 2019 Academic All-Region Football Football Letter-3 years 2019-All-Region Football Honorable Mention Black Knight Football Award-3 years 2019-Football Scholar Athlete of the Year Tennis Letter

Awards: Academic All-State Girls Tennis Academic All-Region Girls Basketball 3.93 GPA High Honor Roll all 3 years of High School Titles: Member of the 10,000-shot club Seminary class president 3 years on Roy High basketball team 1 year on Roy High tennis team- 1st varsity doubles NUAHEC Scholar Talents and Hobbies: Hiking Playing sports Paddle boarding and boating Crocheting Watching documentaries Service: Roy Days volunteer Roy City clean-up Church service- Youth Camp Director Visit residents at Assisted Living Home

Titles: Student Body Officer VP Service Junior Class President Sophomore Class President 3-Year Football Player Talents & Hobbies Playing Football Fishing Playing Tennis Playing the piano Weight Lifting Snowboarding Service: Led Sub for Santa Christmas Fundraiser Worked multiple Roy Days events Roy City Trail Cleanup Project Thanksgiving Senior Citizen Dinner Laid sod at Emma Russell Park Participated in Feed My Starving Children event

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Fashion in the Early 1900s in Roy By Hailey Minton Descriptions found in Roy, Utah: Our home town by Rose & Ida Dalton

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new." –Thoreau How true that quote is! It doesn’t take many years to see a drastic change in fashion. Just open up your old year book and take note of what was “in” when you were in high school. In one of mine, there is a section about fashion and what was “in” at the time. When I first looked through it, I remember thinking, “Why would they include this? This is normal; this is just what people wear.” I think, somehow, I was convinced the fashion of the time would stay the same for forever. Now, looking back, I can blatantly see it was not the case. Let’s rewind around 100 years ago and see what the people of Roy were sporting in their day. If they could look forward to our day, what fashion trends do you think they would be surprised by? Pioneer women of Roy usually wore full-skirted, full-length dresses in plain colors or of small-figured design in black or gray. Older women wore “neubies” (shawls) and fascinators. Black slipper-satin and heavy, black, silk taffeta dresses, and plumed hats were popular in the gay nineties. The bride’s orchid-colored silk dress was trimmed with white lace. The groom wore a black suit, white shirt, and white tie. Most ladies owned parasols. They were fashionable and useful. Pioneer women’s hair styles consisted of a part in the center, with hair combed down on each side, pulled into a bob at the center back, and pinned with long, sturdy hair pins; or it was piled high on top of the head. On Sundays, the oldfashioned curling irons were heated in the front of the coal range, over the burning ‘gleads,’ and the hair was crimped. Men usually wore their hair parted on the left and pulled low over the forehead; often, it was 'plastered down’ with water.

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Women in Business INTRO BY RYAN SPELTS

We have the unique opportunity to spotlight some powerful women this month in our Women in Business issue. In my professional career, I have noticed something very valuable: if you put a woman in charge, things work out better. In every company I have worked for, women have been the glue who held things together; they were usually the standard by which other employees were judged. I have always been inspired by amazing women. I had an entrepreneur grandmother who had a hair salon and beauty school. My mother is an entrepreneur who is a wedding planner and florist. And so, I was delighted and felt privileged to spend time getting to know the women entrepreneurs and leaders who make up the Roy Connection's Women in Business Special issue. I was, at times, even moved by their stories. One woman said, “I don’t know what to say about myself, I haven’t accomplished anything!” I couldn’t believe my ears. She is an inspiring woman who runs a successful business and is someone who I look up to. I asked her to still be part of this feature because she could inspire the next generation of aspiring women entrepreneurs and leaders. The cover photo you see, and the individual pictures of each of these women, were taken by Jason Hadley of Masterpiece Images. He was great to work with, and the photos are stunning. I was looking for a way to make this photo shoot special and went to JCPenny on Riverdale to

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speak with the store manager, Allyson Pettingill. I told her about the upcoming speical issue and asked if she would consider hosting our women guests for a fun night of beauty and photographs. Allyson was excited about the event and loved the idea of honoring these great ladies. She said the timing was perfect because, for the first time in its 117-year history, JCPenny had recently appointed their first female CEO. She also mentioned that most of the staff and leadership in her store are female. They were the most gracious hosts. Allyson brought in makeup artists from the instore Sephora and included hair stylists from the JCPenny salon in the festivities. They even brought in snacks for everyone to enjoy. A good time was certainly had by all that night! Vy, one of our employees who previously worked as a stylist, used her expertise to consult on the outfit details for the photos. We would like to thank each of these women for being willing to be spotlighted and give a big thank you to Allyson and her staff for being such fabulous hosts. Over the next several pages, you will find the bios of each woman featured. Most of them are your neighbors, and you may know some of them. These women are leaders and examples of the best that we have, and we are honored to have them highlighted within the pages of this magazine.

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Maria comes from an extensive background salesmen who of business and retail management. Maria’s are compensated husband, Tim, has been roofing since 1991 to sell you and founded Bear Creek Roofing Services something you in 2007. Tim was running the business at don’t need. All of first, but Maria has gradually taken over the the assessors are administrative side. She has worked hard to former roofers modernize and computerize. These efforts and have the have made it possible for the company to experience to grow. They have chosen to expand slowly recommend the in order to protect themselves and their correct course of employees. It’s very important to Bear Creek action according Roofing to keep their crews all year long to each individual homeowner’s needs. They and from year to year. This policy enhances will be very straightforward and sensitive the quality of their work. One of the first to your pocket book and offer fair pricing. things Maria did was to keep Tim right on The Berrys are a blended family with seven track with customer service. If someone children, ranging in age from 5 to 23. So, needed to be called back that day, she made while everything is going on with the sure it happened, even if it was 8 o’clock at business, Maria is still running the family. night. Lots of contractors miss calling back She says, “You can either find me in the office on time, and she wanted their company to or the carpool lane.” be different. She She hopes to teach added her customer her kids a strong work service background ethic. Their 21-year-old to his knowledge and daughter works in the Maria loves her team, skills in the field. Tim office, and she does a believes in getting and it is important that great job. Lots of times, the job right the first Maria works late at all of her employees are time. He says, “I’m night when everyone successful and accomplish your roofer. No one is asleep. “It’s hard wants to see their their individual goals. to be everything you roofer more than once, need to be as a mom “Our experience sets and if I do my job and run a business in a our company apart.” right the first time, male-dominated field. you will never have I never ever thought to see me again.” I would be running a Maria loves her team, and it is important that all of her employees are successful and accomplish their individual goals. “Our experience sets our company apart.” At Bear Creek Roofing, they don’t hire

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Mitzi Fluckiger Mitzi Fluckiger is the woman behind each precious stone they sell at Aaron’s Jewelry, and her childhood experiences really shaped her into who she is today. “I had to be a scrappy little thing because life was hard early on.” Her mother passed away when she was a year old and her dad tried his best to raise them as a single parent for a time. For years, he was paying off medical bills, and going to college was not an option for them. Her dad taught her how to work hard, and she knew really early in life if she set her mind to something, she could figure out a way to accomplish it. Life became more challenging when her father remarried a woman that didn’t get along well with Mitzi and her siblings. They all left home early, and Mitzi tested out of high school so she could work full time. She worked an entry-level bookkeeping job during the day and waited tables at night. She learned how to do things like job costing, invoicing, and payroll, and she continues to use those skills today!

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see a woman in charge of the spending. She explained that their dynamics as a couple are perfect. Jay is brilliant at making jewelry and she is great at supplying him with what he needs to create. In the jewelry business, it’s common for high-dollar deals to not involve contracts, and Mitzi’s integrity towards the deals with her vendors has paid off. “Half of our vendors come see us in our store and let us shop through what they have and compare it against what we already have.” Mitzi raved about how much she loves each person who is a part of their business, whether they are vendors, employees, or customers.

By far, the scariest transition in her life Mitzi and her husband, Jay, bought into the was when they decided to move out of their family business of locations in the malls. Aaron's Jewelry 6 They didn’t know if their months after they customers would follow married. 5 years them to their new location. later, they bought out Their customers were loyal Mitzi raves about the others and were and, as Mitzi said, “It was how much she loves running the business the best thing we’ve ever each person who is a from that point. done.” At Aaron's Jewelry, part of their business, Mitzi dove in and was they repair jewelry and whether they are trained in diamond glasses, make custom grading and obtained pieces, and are famous vendors, employees, her Gemological for their elk ivory pieces. or customers. Institute of America Mitzi is passionate about certification. Mitzi what she does, she is brave said a lot of vendors enough to take risks, and were surprised to she knows when to say no. 18 royconnection.com | March 2020

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She remembers being bold when she applied for the job before she even completed her degree. The hiring manager was uncertain that she could handle the demands of the job while completing her final semester in school. She knew from working multiple

I had the opportunity to meet Vy when we sold some ads to her as the Marketing Manager at Meridian; she was very professional and great to work with. We kept in touch after she left Meridian, and, one day, had the conversation about some needs we have with our growing company, Connection Publishing. I told Vy I would love to work with her and that I didn’t know what job title she would even have. She loved the magazines and said she was ok with that; she wanted to come be part of what we were building as long as she could keep helping her clients on the side. She has been a huge asset to us and our organization.

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In a unique turn of events, she graduated from Weber State in marketing, summa cum laude. She was hired by Meridian Restaurant Group as their marketing manager. She finds it humorous that she once couldn’t place an order at a fast food restaurant, yet she was put in charge of communication for a franchise owner of 125 Burger King Restaurants.

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jobs to pay her way through school, often 12-15-hour days to make ends meet, that she could do it. She got the job.

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Melissa loves to brainstorm and come up with ideas. As they began to publish magazines, Melissa focused on listening to what people said about their interests and what was important to them. “I wanted the magazine to be about things that everyone could relate to. I wanted to create something that was awesome and beautiful.”

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Melissa was a full-time mom for 16 years before she and Ryan founded Connection Publishing. She told the story of them coming up with the idea. “We were on a road trip to Lake Powell with our family, and we drove all night talking about plans for the business, and it just felt right.” They planned to use Ryan's sales and writing skills and Melissa's skills with photography, content creation, and ability to connect with readers.

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SECOND MORTGAGE The second type is known as a second mortgage, which is also secured by your home’s equity and allows you to borrow a fixed amount that you receive

as a one lump sum. This enables you to get all the funds right at once to get moving on your improvements! The amount you can borrow is like a HELOC as we can utilize a percentage of your home’s value, minus the balance of your mortgage. Most second mortgages have a fixed interest rate, a fixed term, and a fixed monthly payment. With a second mortgage, you have set terms and payments that won’t vary month to month and a consistent rate throughout the loan. We recommend checking with your tax advisor because interest paid on this type of loan may be tax deductible. As you only receive one lump sum, you should consider your spending budget and responsibility. So, let’s talk. You supply the ideas, and Wasatch Peaks can supply the loans to make your dreams a reality. Whether you’re wanting the deck of your dreams, to refresh a kitchen, or even to give the whole house a new paint job, we’re ready to help! Call our specialists at 801-627-8700 or apply online at wasatchpeaks.com and start enjoying the equity in your home today.


+ RECIPES

Our Favorite Recipes!

Homemade Bread THIS SPACE RESERVED Recipes Is there anything better than the delicious aroma of fresh baked bread? We've got two of our very favorite bread recipes. They are made to share!

BY RYAN AND MELISSA SPELTS

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The best part about this recipe besides the flavor? 4 ingredients! That's it.

Artisan Bread BY RYAN SPELTS

I don’t know about you, but I have a secret love affair with bread. Especially homemade bread! It may not be as popular today as it once was because of the rise in gluten intolerance and keto/low-carb diets, but I still love it. I have fond memories of my mom making homemade bread or rolls, and I would eat them until I thought I would burst. She also made wonderful cinnamon rolls, which I have yet to meet their match. And yes, I have been to the Straw Market (good, but not my mom’s!). A couple of years ago, I got the itch to start making bread on my own. I had never really done it on my own, more than helping my mom or wife put the ingredients in a bowl to mix up. I always assumed that bread-making was too difficult, took too much time, etc. Then, I stumbled across some recipe blogs and articles regarding making artisan bread in 5 minutes. You may have even heard of this trend of making simple artisan bread via the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg. The first thing I noticed is that the recipe is super simple. There are 4 ingredients: water, yeast, salt and flour. That is it. I thought, “Even I can make that!” And I did. We started making bread and perfecting the approach. Then, we started passing out bread to friends and neighbors. Soon, we started getting requests for bread from friends who heard about it or tasted it at a neighborhood party. It is awesome and tastes amazing, and people think you are amazing for making it, even though it is super easy! Pre Heat: 450º F 3 cups warm water 100º 1 1/2 Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast 1 1/2 Tablespoons Coarse Salt 6 1/2 - 7 Cups of Flour (I use bread flour but All Purpose works too) Here is how you do it: First, you want 3 Cups of water that is roughly 100º and not more than 105º put in a large bowl. Add in

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1.5 Tablespoons of Yeast. If you don’t have a 1/2 Tablespoon, it is just 1 1/2 teaspoons. Then, add in 1 1/2 Tablespoons of salt. (I use coarse kosher salt.) I usually put in slightly more salt than it calls for as a personal preference. Then, put in between 6 1/2 to 7 cups of flour and mix everything together. I usually start with 6 cups and then add as needed to make the dough the right consistency (damp but firm). Let the dough sit in the bowl with a towel over it for between 1 hour to overnight (if overnight, put it in the fridge; it will slow the rise). Once it has risen, put flour down on the counter, take the dough out of the bowl, and place it on the flour. Form it into a giant burrito shape. Cut it in half and form two free-form loaves. You can either do football shaped or round bowl-shaped loaves. Then, you will let it rise again for about 30-40 min. I put the loaves on a cookie sheet with corn meal underneath to keep them from sticking. I let the loaves rest or rise on that sheet instead of trying to transfer them before cooking. Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Put the cookie sheet in the oven and then pour roughly 1 cup of water directly on the bottom of the oven right before closing the door; this will send steam up to the bread. This crucial step makes the golden-brown outer crust on the bread that is so beautiful. Right before putting in the oven, I use my sharpest knife to cut a couple shallow slits in the top. Sometimes an X, other times just 2 or 3 parallel lines. Those keep the bread from deforming during cooking. You can get fancier, if you want, with the lines. Optional Flavors You can also add additional flavors to your dough if you want to try some other flavors, but my favorite is still the base bread. I have tried Mediterranean flavor (olives, rosemary, sage and Parmesan cheese). I also tried cinnamon, raisins, and sugar. Cook 30 minutes, and you are done! The house will smell awesome, and my guess is you will go through an entire loaf for dinner, maybe more. It will keep overnight, but don’t store it in plastic; just put a towel over it on the counter and it will be great tomorrow too. .


My family really loved this recipe, and the cheese sauce is amazing!

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites BY MELISSA SPELTS

Ryan’s sister, Olivia, sent this recipe out to all the sisters in the family. She found it on a website called twopeasandtheirpod.com. These looked so delicious, I had to try them. As I followed the recipe, I made a couple of changes, due to the ingredients I had in my cupboard. I seriously had so much fun following the instruction and pulling this recipe together. The icing on the cake was my family’s reaction when they tried these yummy pretzel bites. Many smiles and thumbs up!!

For the cheese sauce: ½ Tbsp unsalted butter ½ Tbsp. all-purpose flour ½ c. milk 8 ounces cheddar cheese grated For the Pretzels Mix 1 ½ c. warm water, sugar, yeast, and butter in a bowl of your mixer and let sit for 5 minutes Add salt and flour and mix on low until combined. Continue to mix for 3 to 4 minutes while slowly adding flour until the dough is off the edges of your machine. Drop your dough in a bowl and cover will a clean towel for an hour. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Soft Pretzels: 1 ½ c. warm water 2 Tbsp. brown sugar (They called for light I used dark) 2 ¼ tsp. active dry yeast 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted 2 ½ tsp kosher salt 4 ½ to 5 c. all-purpose flour olive oil (they called for vegetable oil, I used olive oil) 3 quarts water 1/3c. baking soda for boiling the pretzels 1 whole egg beaten with 1 Tbsp. cold water Coarse sea salt

Boil 3 quarts of water in a pot and add baking soda slowly so it won't boil over. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll them out into long ropes. Cut the dough into one-inch pieces to make the pretzel bites. Boil in small batches for 30 seconds, using a slotted spoon to pull them out of hot water. Place them on a cookie sheet, sprinkle coarse sea salt generously on top, and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Pull out and place on a cooling rack. Dip in yummy cheese sauce and eat!!!

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+ FUN THINGS TO DO

SECOND ANNUAL Roy Connection

ART

CONTEST PRIZES

We love custom art here at Connection Publishing and want to recognize local artists in this magazine. We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Roy Connection Art Contest. We will have 4 overall winners to be recognized in our next quarterly publication.

Please submit to ONE of the two categories below for a chance to win one of 4 prizes.

ADULTS

CHILDREN

+ Publisher's Choice The piece of art most appreciated by our publisher, Ryan Spelts, will win a $50 cash prize and 2 passes to Fly High Trampoline Park. Limit to two entries per person.

+ Publisher's Choice Child-created artwork submitted by, or on behalf of, a child age 14 or younger most appreciated by our Publisher, Ryan Spelts, will win a $25 cash prize and 2 passes to Fly High Trampoline Park. Limit to two entries per person.

+ Popular Vote The piece of art receiving the most votes overall will receive a $50 cash prize and 2 passes to Fly High Trampoline Park

SUBMIT

+ Popular Vote The child-created artwork submitted by the parent of a child age 14 or younger will receive a $25 cash prize and 2 passes to Fly High Trampoline Park

WIN C AS PRIZES H ! & FLY HI GH PASSE S!

To enter the contest visit royconnection.com/art-contest Artwork can be submitted March 1st-March 15th, 2020 We will accept any original artwork submitted by the artist, including painting, drawing, sculpture, or creation. Photo quality is very important since the photo of your work will be voted on by the community and your peers. All digital files submitted need to be at 300 dpi resolution.

Look for the winners in our April publication!

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