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June 2019

Syracuse Heritage Days JUNE 22-29TH PARADE, FIREWORKS, 5K RUN & MORE

in this issue:


Fun Summer Family Activities

BBQ Recipes


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Syracuse Heritage Days


here was nothing unusual in the fact that five-year-old Kyle Fields was drawn to horses. His father, raised in Wyoming, was a horseman; his grandfather was a rancher. Kyle’s parents purchased property and built a house in a new subdivision of the time, Ranchettes West named as a home for the gentleman rancher or farmer. Jayne and I had just returned with our young family from Chicago.

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On a previously quiet July day in 1982, little Kyle put his foot into the stirrup of a saddled horse. The animal, spooked by something, lurched. Kyle's foot became entangled in the stirrup. The boy was dragged by the horse for a quarter mile on the subdivision’s new asphalt street before it was contained by his father. Kyle laid motionless, critically hurt. The entire community groaned at the news spreading like wildfire. He was flown by helicopter to the University of Utah Burn Center beginning his long recovery. I’m happy to say he’s a handsome, beloved, forty-something man today with a family of his own! During those long, arduous days of recovery, I watched a community rally to the Fields’ family with prayers offered, meals delivered, and children cared for so Jeannie and Ernie could attend to Kyle. If new to our community, this bit of history may not be part of your past but is now part of your heritage. Webster defines “heritage” as something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor. I stood recently on a bridge observing the Ogden River. I know the sources of that river well. For decades, family has recreated in and around the North, Middle and South forks of that river. Each begins in a remote setting in the Wasatch back of Weber County. Each of us is a single drop in that river and each with unique origins. The lucky call Syracuse a birthplace. Most began either north, south, east or west of here. Today, however, we all flow under the same bridge. Surprisingly, geologists tell us the path carved by the Ogden River predates the formation of the Wasatch Mountains. Each drop of water today follows a path gouged by predecessor drops, 15 million years ago. Our Syracuse heritage is like that river’s path. Syracuse Heritage Days was established by resolution of the City Council on July 25, 1989. Although there were predecessor celebrations, our antics in June each year echo that shared path. Please come and enjoy! At this year’s Syracuse Heritage Days Parade, I will focus the City’s attention on two couples whose actions preserved Syracuse heritage for all of the rest of us. I have appointed Mrs. Ethelene Holt and Mrs. Genene Rentmeister as grand marshals of the parade to honor their efforts, along with their deceased husbands, Clayton and Don. Clayton is the author of the book, The Community of Syracuse – 1820-1995. The Syracuse Museum is largely the result of the work of Don and Genene Rentmiester. I will be presenting Ethelene and Genene and their husbands, posthumously, the Key to the City on June 29, 2019. Please come! Michael Gailey, Mayor

Stay connected! The city's website has information on every department in the city and the Facebook page has fun updates on events and other local interests.

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Celebrating Father's Day


Fun Summer Family Activties


BBQ Recipes

A-Insurance Agency


Photo by Melissa Spelts


Calendar of Events • Students of the Month

BBQ Recipes


26 BUSINESS Business Beat-Sand & Swirl

Pizza Pie Cafe

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Syracuse City Updates Prepare and Use Your Food Storage Properly with Victoria Frizzell, author of: Victoria's Food Storage Recipes How Much is Enough? When: Thursday, June 20th, 7-9 p.m. Where: Syracuse Bluff Stake Center 2339 West 1900 South (Just south of Walmart) Topics will include: • How to create a 1-year supply of food storage down to the last teaspoon of salt and the last cup of water. • Implementing a food storage system that is shelf stable that does not require electricity. BE SURE TO BRING A NOTE PAD AND PEN/PENCIL There will be handouts and her book will be for sale at her cost of printing.

Frizzel has also served as Emergency Preparedness Leader/Food Storage Specialist in her Stake for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in California for seven years. During that time, she taught self-reliance/food storage seminars throughout Southern California for five years. She is also the author of "Victoria's how much is enough? Food Storage Cookbook" In addition, Frizzel penned an Emergency Preparedness/Food Storage newsletter (e-mail) that spread throughout the United States due to its popularity. Frizzell currently lives in Syracuse, Utah. She lives what she teaches and has a wealth of knowledge that she is willing to share with others.

LAYTON HOME STORAGE CENTER WITH DISPLAY & INFORMATION Learn what's available and order food (free delivery in Syracuse for those attending). About Victoria Frizzell Graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelors degree in Secondary Art Education. She then moved to Southern California in 1986 with her husband and raised four sons. Frizzell worked at Be Ready Inc. for three years with a number of responsibilities including teaching preparedness seminars.

Community Question Corner BY PAUL ROBERTS, CITY ATTORNEY

Question: How does the new Notify Me® feature of the website work? Answer: Our new website launched in April, along with a convenient tool: the Notify Me® application. It allows residents to receive notifications via email or text message for city events, meetings and updates. There are a lot of calendar items every month, so you may select the calendars from which you will receive notifications. Don’t want to get a text message every time a bid posts for a Public Works project? Me neither. Fortunately, unless you subscribe to that specific calendar, you won’t be inundated with those notifications. But, if you’d like a reminder of when the Cemetery will be conducting their thrice-per-year extensive clean-up or want to keep informed on the City Council’s business, then subscribe to those calendars. Youth sports calendars are not part of this service; they are still accessed through There are currently 20 calendars from which to choose. To sign up, click on the green, circular Notify Me® button on our homepage: Sign in using an email address. Once you’ve signed in, you can subscribe or unsubscribe to calendars. Stay informed; sign up today! Do you have a community question? Submit your question to June 2019 | 5


Arts Council Update Be our Guest! Tickets are now on sale for our Summer Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Performances will be held July 12th through July 20th in the Syracuse High School Auditorium. Ticket prices range from $7 - $11 for adults and $5 - $9 for children. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available online at or at the door. In conjunction with our matinee performance on Saturday, July 20th, Mrs. Potts will be hosting a Character Tea Party. Come enjoy a light lunch and visit with Belle, the Beast and other characters from the show. Picture opportunities will also be available. The cost is $13 - $17 per attendee and will include a ticket to the matinee performance. This is sure to be a hit with your little ones and tickets are limited. Tickets are available at www.

the first groups to put on this magical Disney show. If you would like to be involved in the production, auditions will be in August. More details will be available on our website at a later date. We are currently accepting letters of interest for our production team. Please email if you are interested. Open position on the Syracuse City Arts Council. The Arts Council has an open position on our board and is also looking for committee members. If you can help us, please submit a letter of interest to

Calendar of Events June 10th - June 28th – On Broadway! Junior Theater Camp June 29th – Syracuse Days 5K Fun Run July 12-20 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Performances November 21- 23 Disney’s Frozen Junior Performances

Our second annual 5K FUN RUN will again be held in conjunction with Syracuse Days on Saturday June 29th. The race will start at 7:00 am. The cost is $20 per person and includes a t-shirt. Family pricing is available with a $5 discount on any third or more family member who joins in the fun. Registration is available at The Junior Theatre chose Disney’s Frozen Junior as its fall production. Winter will be coming a bit early this year with performances from November 21st to November 23rd. We are excited to be one of

Employee Spotlight- Holly Thurgood Holly Thurgood – Utility & Accounts Payable Clerk As the Utility and Accounts Payable Clerk, Holly greets customers with a smile as they come into City Hall. She takes utility, court, or permit payments and directs customers to the appropriate person or department as needed. She is often one of the first City employees that new residents meet as they set up their new utility account. Holly also handles invoice processing and monthly billing and statements. She has worked for 15 years with the City, including six years in the Parks & Recreation Department. Recently, Holly worked with a team of coworkers to reroute the City’s meter reading process, which reduced the time it takes to read meters from 2 ½ weeks down to 6 days! Holly is known for her knowledge, teamwork and friendliness. We are grateful for all she does for our City!

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THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication to our City residents!


Public Works Update Conservation Tips- To follow the weekly lawn watering guide visit For road construction updates, please refer to the city website www. under Government- Departments-Public Works /Streets. Email updates are available upon request at Lawn Care and Storm Water Pollution When mowing, be sure your grass clippings don’t end up in the street, sidewalk or driveway where they can be blown or washed into storm drains. The best way to prevent this is to sweep up and discard the grass clippings or blow the clippings back onto the grass. If you hire a lawn care company, make sure they leave a clean and well-groomed environment. Grass clippings are high in phosphorus, which is a major pollutant in our waterbodies. You may find yourself with a ticket if there are grass clippings that end up in the curb, gutter, or on the streets.

Free Gardening Classes at Weber Basin Water Conservancy in Layton. Sign up at weberbasin. com/conservation Dispose of grass clippings so they don't end up in storm waters.

When applying fertilizer or pesticide, be careful not to over spread granular fertilizer onto the streets, gutters, sidewalks, or driveways. If this happens, sweep up any excess amounts, or use a blower and blow back the excess back into the yard to prevent it from eventually going into the storm drain. Fertilizers have a lot of nitrogen, and some have iron, which can stain concrete. The numbers on the fertilizer bag represent the primary nutrients.

June 8, 9:00 AM, Localscapes Design Workshop

June 12, 6:00 PM, Soils and Composting

June 22, 9:00 AM, Localscapes Irrigation Workshop

Let us all do our part by not allowing grass clippings or fertilizer to end up on our driveways, streets, gutters, or sidewalks that could eventually get into our storm drain systems.



BEFORE THE EXTREME HEAT OF SUMMER ARRIVES! Discounts for Active and Retired Military Service Rebates now available through Rentmeister Total Home Service & Equipment Manufacturer


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Parks and Recreation


YOUTH SPORTS FALL SOCCER Registration will be June 1-July 21 Leagues: Little Kicks (turning 4 as of September 1, 2020), Pre-K (turning 5 as of September 1, 2020), Kindergarten, 1stgrade, 2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, **New this Fall** 7th-9th grade. All leagues are co-ed. Cost: $46

FLAG FOOTBALL Registration: June 1- July 21 Leagues: 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, 7th-9th grade, **New this Fall** 10th-12th grade (bring your own team). Cost: $55.00 per player

CAMP SYRACUSE SUMMER FUN Your child will make new friends and enjoy outdoor experiences. They will participate in arts and crafts that will be combined with games. Space is limited, so sign up today. Cost: $35 Registration deadlines: Limited space, so sign up soon! Session 2 & 3: July 7 Session 4: July 28 Age Groups: 1st- 5th grade (2019-2020 School Year) Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2nd session: July 9-July 25 (9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) 3rd session: July 10-July 25 (12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) 4th session: July 30-August 15 (9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Place: Syracuse Community Center

TENNIS Limited space, so sign up soon! Registration: Session 2 & 3: May 1- June 30 Cost: $35 (Non-Resident Fee is an additional $15) Sessions consist of 8 one-hour sessions SESSION 2: Beginning the week of July 15th (Morning Classes) 5 & 6-year-old class: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. 7 & 8-year-old class: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. 9 & 10-year-old class: Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. 11 to 14-year-old class: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. *Classes will not be held on July 24th SESSION 3: Beginning the week of July 16th (Evening Classes) 5 & 6-year-old class: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. 7 & 8-year-old class: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. 9 & 10-year-old class: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. 11 to 14-year-old class: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. *Classes will not be held on July 24th

STORM FOOTBALL Registration will be held on the following days in JUNE. Fridays: June 14, June 21 (Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Saturdays: June 15, June 22 (Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Tuesday: June 25 (Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.) Cost: $130.00 To register, every player will need: • A recent physical • Copy of his/her birth certificate • Proof of Medical Insurance (Insurance Waiver) • Proof of Syracuse residency (Syracuse City water bill) **Attention: Registration will not be accepted if participant is not in attendance or all documents are not accounted for.**

SYRACUSE HERITAGE DAYS will be held June 22 – June 29

ADAPTIVE SOCCER At each session our staff will help children with disabilities learn the fundamental rules of soccer. Participants will join in drills and scrimmages and will be taught in a fun atmosphere. Our goal is to promote social skills and friendships as well as learn and play soccer together. Registration: May 1- June 23 Cost: $30 Day: Mondays (July 8th- August 12th) Ages/Time: 4 – 12, 11:00-12:00 p.m. **If you would like to volunteer for Adaptive Soccer, please contact us at 801-614-9655.

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Heritage Days Carnival Pre-Sale Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!! Save $$$ on carnival tickets by purchasing them early at the Syracuse Community Center. The cost is $18 and tickets can be used two ways: 1. Trade in the coupon for an “All-Day Unlimited Ride” wristband. The wristband is good only on Thursday! -OR2. You can get 40 tickets to use for rides only, any time the carnival is open. Most carnival rides take 2 to 4 tickets. Sign up now! Vendor Booth spaces available Friday and Saturday (June 28 & 29). For more information go to


Fire Hydrant Testing Syracuse Fire Department will be conducting annual fire hydrant flow testing over the next several months. During the flushing process, you may notice a drop in water pressure and the water may become slightly discolored after testing. If you experience discolored water, please run one or more faucets for a couple of minutes until the water is clear again. The discolored water is nonhazardous. Due to the complexity of this project and the unpredictable nature of emergency services, it is very difficult to determine which day testing will be conducted in a specific area. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please be patient with us during this operation as we are working to maintain the level of fire safety that you have come to expect. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the fire department at 801-614-9614.

Miss Syracuse Pageants Princess Academy The Miss Syracuse Pageant's annual fundraiser, The Princess Academy, will be held June 8th at the Community Center. Little girls, ages 3-10, come in their favorite princess dress and get their hair and nails done, make a craft, learn table etiquette at a princess "tea party," learn a dance to perform at the pageant, and get their pictures taken with our 2018 Miss Syracuse and Miss Teen Syracuse. They will also get two free tickets to the pageant. There will be two sessions: 10:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per girl with a $5 discount for immediate family members. Sign up at the Community Center by June 3rd! Miss Syracuse Pageant We are so excited for this years pageant that will be held on June 22nd at Syracuse High at 6:00 p.m. Get your tickets from any contestant before June 20th for $5 or at the door for $7. We have 20 beautiful contestants TEEN: Hailey Barrett, Kenady Conroy, Esther Earl, Kennedy Jones, Katrina Larsen, Emma Lovan, Amber McAuliffe, Zoe Monsivais, Taylie Naylor, Adel Roennebeck, Brynlie Steele and Sarah Willard. MISS: Abby Elmer, Brynlie Green, Rachael Mortensen, Taylor Perrone, Elissa Prestwich, Alexa Smith, Rozlyn Tracy, and Ashlee Worley.

Good luck to them all!

FUN FITNESS CLASSES FOR ADULTS  ZUMBA WITH ANGIE! Tues & Sat. 9:00 am Thursday Zumba Tone 9:00 am Cost is $36 for 12 Class Punch Pass or $5/class First Class is FREE! What Are You Waiting For? More info at

 STEP IT UP! Mon, Wed, Fri 9-10 am Work your heart, muscles and mind in this fun, energetic workout! All skill levels are welcome, we offer low and high intensity options for you to choose from. ​​​Find more info on Facebook at Syracuse Fitness Classes. $3 Drop-In, $20 for a 10-class punch pass, first class FREE!



Starting in June!

SUMMER PUMP IT UP! Tues & Thurs 7:45 a.m. Boost your metabolism and tone your muscles with resistance training. We provide hand weights and exercise balls, you just bring your own exercise mat. All skill levels are welcome. $3 Drop-In or $20 for a 10-class punch pass. First class is FREE!

Tues. 6:00 am Boost your metabolism and tone your muscles with resistance training. We provide hand weights and exercise balls, you just bring your own exercise mat. All skill levels are welcome, we suggest different options. Syracuse Community Center. $3 DropIn, $20 for a 10-class punch pass, first class FREE! June 2019 | 9


Syracuse Heritage Days JUNE 22-JUNE 29 SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Norm Hansen Golf Tournament registration can be found online at

Splash into Summer by joining us for the Grand Opening of our Interactive Water Feature.

Come watch the Miss Syracuse contestants compete for the crown. Cost is $7 for adults & $5 for kids. Proceeds go to the Miss Syracuse Scholarship Fund.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 Major Softball, Major & Jr. High Baseball will battle for their recreation league championship.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 Cost $1 to reserve your spot. After lunch participate in a Raffle & Bingo with Prizes. Music & entertainment will be provided by the Syracuse Arts Council.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Fairytale Celebrations- 6:00PM Magic Show- 7:00PM Animal Show- 8:00PM Family Movie Night - Dusk

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Come dressed in Red, White & Blue! Register online at Cost $20, t-shirt included.

$5 per plate | $20 family special (up to 6 people).

Route & application can be found online at Entertainment- All Day (schedule online) Car Show 10AM -3PM Birdhouse Competition Display - 12PM-5PM (application online) Concert in the Park- 8:30PM Fireworks - Dusk

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Take a trip back to Bed Rock for some yabba dabba doo time, & join us for a FREE night of Games, Train Rides, Bounce Houses, a Petting Zoo & more. Inexpensive concessions will be sold.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 THURSDAY NIGHT ONLY! Purchase an unlimited ride wristband, & enjoy an endless night of rides & fun. Pre-Purchase tickets at the Community Center by June 26 for $18 or onsite for $40.

Pre-Sale Carnival Ticket Coupon $18 Valid through June 26 Redeem Coupon at Syracuse Community Center 10 | June 2019

Thursday 4PM-11PM Friday 4PM-11PM Saturday 11AM-11PM Vendor Friday 4PM-9PM Saturday 11AM-9PM

Food Vendors Friday 4PM-10PM Saturday 4PM-10PM

Glen Eagle Golf Course 3176 W 1700 S Syracuse Community Center 1912 W 1900 S Founders Park 1904 W 1700 S Tanner Clinic 2038 W 1900 S Syracuse High School 665 S 2000 W For more information call 801-614-9660 or go to


Syracuse City Information

Key Community Contacts MAYOR

Michael Gailey: 801-589-0976


Lisa W. Bingham: 801-725-2300 Corinne Bolduc: 801-529-5779

Syracuse Library (Pardon Our Dust While We Expand) 1875 South 2000 West Syracuse, UT 84075 (801) 451-1850 The Syracuse Library is temporarily closed for expansion. Please visit the Clearfield Branch for the time being. There is a kiosk located at 1747 Heritage Lane, Syracuse, UT 84075.

Passport Applications Passport application processing services are offered at City Hall between 9am- 4pm, processing takes approximately 20-30 minutes per application. Walk-ins are served in the order of arrival, multiple applications and/or photos wait times may be longer. All required forms, photos and payment must be completed prior to 4pm to be accepted the same day. Applications can be found on the www. website. Application fees must be paid with a Check or Money Order made payable to the U.S. Department of State. More info available on our website

SYRACUSE CITY Notice of 2019 Municipal Election

Dave Maughan: 801-927-7752 Doug Peterson: 801-660-5290 Jordan Savage: 385-424-0258


City Arts Council: 801-896-8101 City Hall: 801-825-1477 1979 West 1900 South Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, closed holidays City Museum: 801-614-9674 Hours: Tues, Wed, & Thurs 2pm - 5pm Community Center: 801-614-9660 1912 West 1900 South Summer hours: Mon-Thurs-6am-8pm; Fri- 6am-8pm; Sat- 8am-12pm Fire Station: 801-614-9614 1869 South 3000 West Lady Lions Service & Social Club: 801-825-1752 Lions Club: 801-719-1804 Utah Lions District 28UT (open to all)

In accordance with UCA 10-3-301 notice is hereby given that the following Governing Body positions are to be voted upon in the Syracuse City 2019 Municipal Election:

Parks & Recreation: 801-614-9660 1912 W. 1900 S.

Councilmember At-Large (4-year term): Three positions are available for candidacy.

Police Station: 801-825-4400 1751 South 2000 West

Candidate filing period begins June 3, 2019 and ends June 7, 2019 (UCA 20A-9-203). Declaration of Candidacy must be filed in person at the Syracuse City Recorder’s Office located at 1979 W. 1900 S., Syracuse, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Post Office: 801-614-9677 (Inside City Hall)

Primary election to be held August 13, 2019. General election to be held November 5, 2019.

Utilities Department: 801-825-1477 Opt #2

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Public Works Facility: 801-825-7235 3061 South 2400 West Volunteer/Eagle Scout Projects: Tess Jones 801-614-9655 Youth Council: 801-643-8996 June 2019 | 11


June Calendar of Events SENIORS MONTHLY MOVIE Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 1 p.m. (Stan & Ollie) FREE ~ Please RSVP THINK TUESDAY Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 10 a.m. (NADA) FREE ~ Please RSVP BUS TRIP No Bus Trip in June HERITAGE DAYS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 12 Noon Raffle, Bingo, & Musical Entertainment Cost is $1.00 Reservation & payment must be made by Wednesday, June 19, 2019 SENIOR YOGA Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8 a.m. Available for anyone aged 50+/$1.00 or 60+/$0.50 PICKLEBALL Tuesdays (9 a.m. to 12 noon) Thursdays (9 a.m. to 12 noon) Adults/$2.00 or Seniors 60+/$0.50 TAI CHI for ARTHRITIS Mondays @ 2:30-3:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $2.00/class Please call the Syracuse Community Center at (801) 614-9660 #1 to RSVP for activities listed above To learn more about activities for Senior Citizens, please stop by the Syracuse Community Center for a Senior Citizens Newsletter or visit If you would like to receive the Senior Citizens Newsletter via e-mail, please send your NAME and E-MAIL address to

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FUN THINGS TO DO June 16- Happy Father’s Day June 22- Syracuse Island Grand Opening at 10 a.m. June 22-29- Heritage Days Carnival and Booths June 29- Syracuse Days 5k Fun Run Summer Reading Program: Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Barnes & Noble has a summer reading program for grades 1-6 that allows your child to pick a free book from a predetermined list of books once they have completed the program. Happy You can visit the store or print the Father's Reading Journal from home. Day! DATES: Usually starts mid-May and ends in September. Summer Reading Program: Scholastic Summer Reading has a summer reading challenge where kids can log their minutes reading online, unlock online badges and earn rewards. DATES: Starts May 6 and ends September 6.


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“West Davis Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence� In order to recognize outstanding students and athletes in Syracuse, the Community and Economic Development Department has developed the West Davis Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence. This monthly award recognizes the outstanding performance of male and female students who excel in athletics, arts and/or academics. The individuals selected for this award will be identified by Syracuse City in partnership with representatives from the local recreation department, and local elementary, junior high and high schools.

Dandara Crabtree

Porter Smith

Dandara Crabtree is an amazing student with an infectious smile and bright personality. She is an excellent example at Syracuse Elementary.

Porter is very respectful and kind to everyone around him, and always does what he is asked. Despite missing class, Porter has managed to complete his work. This year he has participated in the Syracuse Elementary Robotic club and will start baseball this spring. Porter enjoys mechanics and would one day like to own his own business. Porter is very motivated to fix things, like small engines, and is always looking to make his own money. He excels in STEM and science activities.

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Syracuse Elementary

Dandara came to the United States two years ago when she was adopted by her parents. At the time she did not speak any English but since then has learned it fluently. She truly wants to be successful and knows she can do so with her education. Dandara is involved in Soccer, Jr. Jazz and Young Women (LDS church group). She is very kind, polite, and cares about her friends and other students. Dandara is a peer tutor to one of the 2nd graders at Syracuse Elementary. Although she sometimes struggles with certain subjects and concepts, she has never given up; Dandara works hard to be successful in her life.


to all the Sudents of the Months for their hard work in the 2018-2019 school year! Have a great summer!

Help us celebrate students with a sponsorship!

West Davis Chamber of Commerce is our Student of the Month Sponsor. They pay for the $25 gift card that students receive for being selected as the Student of the Month by their school. Contact your school for information on how to qualify. Thank You!

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West Davis Chamber of Commerce Updates As we make the transition from Syracuse Chamber to the West Davis Chamber of Commerce, announcements will be found here in the Syracuse Connection magazine. You can also find updates on the new website at Tell your friends that own local businesses or are interested in the local economy to check us out. MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES Meetings will start at 1:00 p.m. but come early to network and have lunch starting at 12:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there. Our upcoming Speaker Schedule is as follows: JUNE 18 at Glen Eagle Golf Course: Matt Garner, Owner of Longboard - Matt spent 24 years in the Army. The first half of his career was spent as a helicopter pilot and the second half was as a Public Affairs Officer, a PR guy, for the Army. He published newspapers on two continents, taught Soldiers how to speak


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with the media and worked with the local, regional, national and international press throughout the world. Matt graduated in Communication and English from Weber State College in 1990. He enjoys building custom furniture, running, biking and eating good chocolate.

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(n.) 1. father, guardian, protector, carer, friend 2. teacher, mentor, coach, task master, listener 3. sports fanatic, mower man, king of corny jokes, biggest tease, taxi, bank, part-time fun guy, part-time fun police 4. tough on the outside, soft in the middle 5. someone you can lean on.

With love and gratitude to our dads BY MELISSA AND RYAN SPELTS

from Melissa


My parents moved a lot in their married life. Twenty one times is what we counted a few years back. My dad was a CPA but longed for adventure and seeing life outside of Utah. I was number 3 of 7 children and we all were part of these moves. We lived in Hartsell Alabama, Macon Georgia, Sacramento California, Las Vegas Nevada, and many places in Utah (Southern to Northern). It was fun, hard, educational, etc. We grew close as a family. My dad was a super hard worker, full of integrity, and loved his family very much. We all watched him as he held our mom’s hand every time they were together, he always helped with Saturday morning chores. This was our deep clean day. We divided, some of us doing inside chore and the rest doing outside chores. We grew up hearing “many hands make light work”. After our chores were done we would do something fun as a family. I have many fond memories of playing in the red sand dunes in Southern Utah. Long drives exploring back roads in Alabama and Georgia. My dad was always so sweet to my mother. This is what helped me know what to look for in a husband. My dad would take mom on dates as often as they could. He would surprise her with quick trips somewhere on special anniversaries. There was a feeling that it didn’t matter what they were doing as long as they were together. I grew up knowing that I wanted this in a husband.

When I was 15 years old I worked for my parents in Brigham City Utah. They had their own business doing Physician Billing, his business was called Michael E. Miller and Company, Health line Physician Billing. All of my siblings helped where we could. I’m so grateful for the lessons I learned while working for him. We cleaned the office, emptied trash cans, stuffed envelopes with patient’s bills, licked the stamps and envelopes (did you know that there are calories in those envelopes and stamps? My sisters and I were not very happy when we learned that), took payment batches to the bank, etc. It was a never ending job but I loved being there with my family. My dad was a quiet man. Not shy, just quiet. One afternoon it was time to go home after work and it was just Dad and I there at the office. We locked up everything and climbed into his big red Ford truck. The radio was off and we had a 12 minute drive to Honeyville. I looked outside and watched the community going and doing. We drove the whole time in complete silence. Even though a word wasn’t uttered I felt so much love from my dad and I loved him. I felt safe in that spot. A couple years after Ryan and I were married in 1999 we had our first child, a boy named Koby. I wish I could put into words the change in Ryan’s eyes when he held him for the first time. That amount of love comes with lots of emotions: a desire to protect, care for, teach, love, etc. Ryan has been a great dad too. There are no perfect parents, just parents that try--right? Last 4th of July my dad passed away from brain cancer. He battled it for 20 years. If your dad is still around give him the BIGGEST hug. Listen and learn all you can from him. Life is too short to take him for granted.

Melissa (on far right) with her Dad and 6 siblings.

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Listen and learn all you can from him. Life is too short to take him for granted.

Young Ryan and his Dad. Ryan, his Dad and two sons

from Ryan

I remember my dad had this brown metallic paint GMC pickup truck that had to be the coolest truck in all of Henderson, Nevada at the time. I wish we still had that truck, it was so cool. I had a child-like awe about that truck and loved riding with my dad in it and often did. Whenever I hear about people with their non-existent dads, I realize that I must have been very lucky. My dad was always there. He worked hard for our family, he served in our community, he served in our church and he even came to my games. Now, don’t get me wrong, for a long time I didn’t think my dad even liked me because he seemed to always be mad at me, but now that I have teenagers of my own, I can relate. My dad has an eternal reservoir of information tumbling around in his brain. He can fix nearly anything and he can build things and he can tell you what business is moving in or out of nearly any building in the greater Las Vegas area. He is a newsaholic and always seemed to know everything about anything you could imagine. I always marveled at how many facts and figures he knew about. There was a time when I thought my dad was smarter than Google and Google didn’t even exist yet.

My dad taught me some powerful principles though. I remember when we moved into a new house. We had to put the yard in ourselves. I was in charge of digging the sprinkler ditches in the very rocky Nevada soil. It was very hot and I wanted to come in for a drink about every 5 minutes. He would tell me to finish a row before I took a break. He taught me to not get distracted every few minutes and to get work done before taking a break. I learned to be a hard worker from him. One quote that always stuck with me that my dad said to me many times in my youth was "What's right is right even if no one is doing it, and what's wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it." I tell this same quote to my children to this day and it is a guiding light to me when making decisions. I am grateful for the example my dad has been to me and the lessons I have learned from him. I am also grateful that I am able to speak to him still to this day. He is getting ready to retire and I hope he and my mom will travel more to see us way up here in Northern Utah.

Today thinking back, my dad was always a constant in my life. He never shirked his duty as a dad. I never felt abandoned or unloved. Maybe a little under appreciated at times, but again, teenagers! He worked mostly in the financial industry with a degree in Accounting, he worked in banking and in insurance but has finished his career as a tax auditor for the state of Nevada. I did take an accounting class at his advice. I remember about 3 weeks into the course, I called my dad and said; “This is what you do for a living!! This is the worst thing I have ever done.” He laughed at me and told me to stick it out. I did and I am not sure I changed my opinion much regarding accounting. June 2019 | 19





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How one young mother used the lure of "the music man" (ice cream truck) to teach her kids math and keep her sanity all summer long.


hen I was a young mother, we lived in Southern California. We could go to the park for picnics, visit the beach and spend a lot of time outdoors year-round. I especially enjoyed summers with a more relaxed schedule-except, for Tuesdays and Fridays around 1:00 p.m. That’s the time I would gather my little brood into the house where we’d stay in the back bedroom and read books. It was also the time the “Music Man” would show up in our neighborhood. For several years, I was able to convince my kids that this sweet man was just riding around entertaining the neighborhood with his musical treats. That is until one day when my father-in-law came over to help with some painting. “Mom,” the kids started to yell, “Grandpa just bought ice cream from the Music Man!” Uh oh, my cover was blown! No more hiding in the back of the house! The kids wanted to buy something from the “Music Man.” At first, I let them, and they soon learned just how quickly their money disappeared. Then they begged for mine, but I refused to pay 50 cents for a popsicle that would cost a dime at the grocery store. At the same time, I was having trouble finding motivation for the children to practice their musical instruments, to continue reading through the summer and to get out and exercise. So that’s when I came up with an ingenious plan that worked for the next 10 years. We visited the grocery store together and chose four different boxes of ice cream treats, which I paid for. I had them sit down with the receipt and do the math—$1 divided by 12 Popsicles =

$.08 a popsicle. Six drumstick ice creams bars for $2.25 came out to be $.38 a treat (much better than the $.75 charged by the “Music Man.”). They wrote the individual cost of a treat on each box and put them all in the freezer. I got a canning jar and put it out on the counter. Here were the rules: After chores were done, a halfhour was spent practicing their instrument, they read for a half-hour, or did some form of exercise, they could BUY a treat. They didn’t even have to ask. One treat per day. Just deposit the money in the jar. It worked well. Chores were done early, books were being read and very little nagging was needed for practicing or going out for bike rides. When the treats were almost gone, we would take our money from the jar, add it up (more math) to see how much we had to spend, and return to the store. Occasionally when they were getting along well, I would announce, “Mom’s treat, have a free ice cream,” and I would put the money into the jar, My children are all grown and have children of their own. I haven’t heard the “Music Man’ in many years. I was visiting one of my daughters last summer and happened to get into the freezer for something and was so delighted to see a box of Fat Boy’s with a price written in black marker and a canning jar on the counter filled with dimes and quarters. I guess the tradition carries on!

THE COVER UP... For several years, I was able to convince my kids that this sweet man was just riding

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Our goal with this summertime only section of the magazine is to give you some ideas to help make those long summer days magical. Once again, summer is here after a cold winter and a rainy spring. To our family, summer means lazy mornings and long nights around the fire pit making s’mores and running through the sprinklers. Or, it could mean doing something similar around a camp fire while the kids try to stump each other with a riddle or two. We also love swimming at the pool and at Pine View Reservoir while hanging out on a sandy beach having a picnic. Watch for our weekly Family Fun Ideas videos on our social media pages and in the magazine. We hope that you have a summer full of fond memories that will last you a lifetime.

Home Made Ice Cream in baggies BY MELINDA HORTIN

1 c. half & half or heavy cream 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbls sugar ½ c. coarse salt (ice cream salt or kosher) ICE Quart size Ziplock and Gallon size Ziplock bag Fill a large Ziplock bag ½ full of ice and add in rock salt or ice cream salt. Place small Ziplock bag inside and fill with milk, vanilla and sugar. Super simple. Serves 2. Seal up both Ziplock bags tight. We learned that little hands will get cold, so it’s best to wrap bags in a towel to keep your helpers warm. Shake for 5 to 8 minutes. Viola - you have homemade ice cream! Serve, eat, yum.

This is a fun option provided by Melinda Hortin, one of our employees. She likes making these yummy frozen treats with her kids.

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75 years! CHEERS TO


THE CHILDREN OF BRUCE AND MARY SCHOFIELD ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR PARENTS’ 75TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Bruce and Mary Schofield were married on June 13th,1944 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They were both raised in Syracuse, where they became lifelong friends. In fact, they even lived across the street from each other at one time during their childhood. They still reside in the Syracuse home where they started their life together and where they raised their seven children: Kent (Robyn), Connie, Frank (Sharon), Susan, Gary (deceased), Marilyn (Fred), and Don (Kim). They have 43 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and more on the way. Bruce served in the Air Force during World War 2 and then worked as a civilian at Hill Air Force where he retired after 37 years. He also ran a mechanics shop and then the Schofield’s Snowmobile Sales and Service business for many years. He still enjoys tinkering with projects and driving the tractor around the yard. Mary worked hard her whole life raising her seven children and supporting her husband in his many ventures. After her children were raised, she scooped ice cream at Farr Ice Cream in Ogden and then managed the kitchen at Garden Home Training Center in Clearfield for many years. She still enjoys doing anything she can with her family. The lovely couple will be getting together with their family the weekend following their anniversary to celebrate this special milestone. Friends and family are always welcome to visit and reminisce.

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n today’s economy it is highly important to invest smartly with your home improvements and with your new home construction choices. With the increasing costs of building a new home or purchasing an existing one, many people are looking for a longterm housing situation where they can “age in place.”  To accomplish this, it is wise to build or remodel not only to your family’s current needs and desires, but also with a mindfulness towards their future requirements as well. My in-laws, not long ago, were faced with the task of completely remodeling two of their bathrooms in their now 50-year-old home.  Although they are in good health today, they knew that eventually they would need facilities that would accommodate their physical needs and limitations as they advance from post-retirement into their elderly years.  They were attempting to “future proof” their home as much as possible, in as many ways possible. Most importantly, updating those bathrooms in a way that not only looked timeless, but would also function the way they’d need them to, in the years to come.   I had recommended Sand & Swirl to my father-in-law, during his initial search for a

contractor to complete their bathroom remodels, having only heard great things about them. Unfortunately, when the time came to start, my fatherin-law must have forgotten the name of the contractor whom I had suggested. He ended up contacting another business who completed the work on their 1st remodeled bathroom.  It was neither a good experience nor a satisfying result. After seeing the flawed remodel, I asked him who he had used. Of course, it was not Sand & Swirl, the company I recommended to him earlier. I reminded him of their name and location and weeks later, when it was time to start the 2nd bathroom, he reached out to the right people and the results and overall experience were nothing short of excellent. When you visit Sand & Swirl’s showroom in Ogden, you will not see a layout that is a confusing maze of poorly lit displays that are, in some cases, 8-10 feet above you, as often with “big box” retailers or other companies.  Instead, you will find a bright and inviting space where you get to view each of their gorgeous demonstration model bathtub enclosures, showers, bathroom sinks and countertops. The helpful and friendly sales people are there to help you find the right options and solutions for your new or remodeled bathroom projects.  They are not pushy, impatient, nor distracted salesmen & women. Sand & Swirl’s experienced, knowledgeable

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Saving Energy Means Saving Money on Air Conditioning Costs By Christie Fewkes

Utah has seen some mild temperatures this spring, but the weather will soon be heating up and homeowners are expecting their electricity bills to spike with the running of their air conditioning systems. Here are some ways reduce your cooling costs this summer. 1. KEEP YOUR BLINDS CLOSED. Surprisingly, up to 30 percent of unwanted heat comes from your windows and utilizing shades, curtains and the like can save you up to 7 percent on bills and lower indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees. Blackout curtains block sunlight, naturally insulating the rooms in which they're installed. Consumer Reports recommends neutral colored curtains with white plastic backings to reduce heat gain by up to 33 percent.

2. SET YOUR CEILING FANS TO ROTATE COUNTERCLOCKWISE. Set to run counterclockwise in the summer at a higher speed, the fan's airflow will create a wind chill breeze effect that will make you and your guests feel cooler.

3. PROPER VENTILATION: Make sure your air intake vents are not covered by furniture or other objects in your home. Return air vents on walls need at least 3 inches of space for proper air exchange. Adjusting your registers in each room to at least half creates a good static pressure within your duct system. This allows air to flow more freely throughout your entire home and provides a more consistent temperature throughout.

4. MAINTENANCE AND DUCTS: If you don’t have your cooling system professionally maintained each season, or fail to change the furnace filter regularly, your system will consume more energy to provide cooling. Leaks in your duct system can result in up to 30 percent energy loss, forcing your air conditioner to work harder to cool your home driving up utility costs.

5. THERMOSTAT SETTINGS: How you program or set your thermostat will greatly affect how much it costs to run the air conditioning. Keeping the temperatures consistent during the hot summer days will keep your system from overworking when temperatures hit their peak.

During the peak summer season, your air conditioner is running more than ever, but there is some good news when it comes to energy savings. According to, air conditioners use about 5 percent of all the electricity produced in the United States, costing homeowners more than $11 billion annually. Replacing an old air conditioner unit with an energy efficient unit could save you 40 % on your home cooling costs. If your air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, consider upgrading it for a more energy efficient unit. Today's best air conditioners use less energy to produce the same amount of cooling, with some consumers seeing as much as a 70% energy savings. This summer is shaping up to be a hot one; according to the Farmer’s Almanac, Utah will be hit with an exceptionally hot summer this year. We hope that these tips have provided some ways to keep you and your home cooler.



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Car Rentals While On Vacation: Do you need the Insurance? By Roger Grow

This time of year, we often get phone calls asking if clients should purchase car rental insurance or if their insurance already covers the rental. Here is the advice we give them. On the car rental, you only have coverage that extends to your rental car from your current personal auto policy if you have a vehicle (or more) that has Comprehensive and Collision Coverage. Even with this coverage, there are a couple of important points to remember. 1. Your Personal Auto Policy limits where coverage is extended. For example, the policy generally only covers you in the USA and its territories. You will not be covered in Mexico, and you will usually need to have an endorsement to be covered in Canada. *You will also want to add any person that will drive the rental as a driver. Understand that when they are driving their insurance now becomes Primary in the event of an accident. So, be very careful who you let drive this rental car!

2. In the event of an accident in a rental car, rental car companies will add three expenses, in addition to repairs. These expenses are never covered or extended from your personal auto policy unless a specific endorsement has been added, but most insurance companies DO NOT offer this endorsement. 1. Diminished Value Cost Because the vehicle has been wrecked, it is now worth less when they attempt to sell it. This amount can be high! 2. Loss of Use For the time it is being repaired and can’t be used. 3. Administrative Costs Charged to process the claim. Rental car companies offer policies that cover you completely in the case of a claim. If anything happens to the vehicle, you can walk away with no out-of-pocket expense. Some companies even offer lower cost options that may have a deductible, which would be the only out-of-pocket expense in case of a claim.

to the curb and it popped a couple of the clips holding the bumper. The rental car company is charging him $700 for the repair! 3. Another issue we often see is that your policy is a personal auto policy. So, if you are renting a commercial vehicle, it may not be covered. This includes renting a moving truck, moving van, or a vehicle for any commercial or business use. If you are using the rental car for business or company use, there may be no coverage! We had a client that went back East and totaled his rental car. The insurance company found out that he was traveling for work related reasons, not vacation, and he was denied coverage. Check with your agent to see your specific coverage. These are guidelines for informational purposes only. We always say: “When in doubt, take the coverage!” Safe Travels and feel free to email or call us with any questions you may have.

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IT'S BBQ SEASON! Grilling weather has arrived and we have two recipes for your outdoor table that are the perfect size for sharing with friends and family. RECIPES BY CHARLOTTE HANCEY

Jalapeno Cherry BBQ Sauce I love taking my family to Cherry Days every summer. It’s one of my favorite things about living in North Ogden! I also love my giant cherry tree that gives us thousands of cherries every year. My Jalapeno Cherry BBQ sauce is a delicious, unique way to use them! Dark sweet cherries add the perfect natural sweetness to this easy, homemade sauce. 12 oz (or 1 ½ cups) fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted and roughly chopped 2 Tbls. butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ c. ketchup 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 3 Tbls. brown sugar 2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. liquid smoke 2 tsp. ground mustard Salt and pepper Heat a large saucepan to medium-high and add butter. Add onions and jalapeno and cook until soft and browned. Turn heat down to medium and add garlic. Cook about 1 minute then add remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Carefully transfer to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Makes about 3 cups. Freezes well if needed.

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June is cherry season! Take advantage of the fresh cherries.

Tex Mex Pasta Salad Being from East Texas means I add a little Tex Mex to any dish that I can. I have been dreaming up this salad for a while now and love how it turned out! Pickled jalapeños were always on the dinner table when I was growing up; add more if you want it spicier. This pasta salad is the perfect dish to take to all of your summer BBQs! 16 oz bowtie pasta 1 (11 oz) can Mexicorn, drained 8 oz cheddar cheese, small cubes 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 oz can sliced black olives, drained 1/3 c. pickled jalapenos, finely diced 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 c. fresh tomatoes, diced ½ c. cilantro, chopped Dressing: 1 c. mayonnaise ½ c. sour cream 1 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. sugar ¼ c. lime juice Salt and pepper, to taste Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, make dressing by whisking together mayo, sour cream, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, sugar, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Fresh cilantro and pickled jalapenos give this favorite side a little kick!

Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and toss to combine. Taste and add more salt if desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

About our recipe contributor Charlotte Hancey was born and raised in East Texas but now calls North Ogden home. She loves to make dishes from her childhood and create new ones with a Texas twist! When she’s not cooking for her husband and three kids, she loves to do cooking segments for ABC4’s Good Things Utah and KSL's Studio 5.

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I attended a little college in Rexburg Idaho previously called Ricks College (BYU-I). We often went to a little local restaurant called Craigo’s Pizza. Who would have thought that one day they would change their name and become a franchise with 15 stores regionally? The stores that advertise with us are North Ogden, Layton and Clinton. Pizza Pie Cafe takes pride in making nearly everything fresh every day at each restaurant. To list a few of the things they make every day at the store, Pizza Dough, Cookie Dough, Frosting, Alfredo Sauce, Carbonara Sauce, Spicy Sausage Sauce, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Pasta, Ranch Dressing, Blue Cheese Dressing and a cut salad every day. And of course they are constantly making new pizzas every day as you are eating there, they try to change out the pizzas every 30 minutes. In fact, if you find one that they might not realize hasn’t been changed out in a while they ask that you let them know because they favorites want people to have fresh pizza on their visits.

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with at least 15 pizza flavors available at all times plus the ability to place custom topping orders, called customer requests. The custom pizza doesn’t cost any extra and is placed out on the buffet for everyone to enjoy. They have very traditional flavors like pepperoni, Hawaiian, combo and even cheese. But things get interesting when you try some of their signature flavors like BBQ chicken, Buffalo Wing Thing and the Firefighter (Spicy) and even some specialty pizzas like the Breakfast Pizza and the Pesto Veggie Pizza. The company recently reworked their crust recipe to make it a little more fluffy. They also have a new quarterly flavor which is a unique taste, this month was a Taco Pizza. They also have some creative dessert pizzas, I know my kids enjoy these the most. There are some standard flavors like cookie dough, raspberry, apple, peach and Oreo. They also do a new desert pizza every month. I tried the very delicious Raspberry Cheesecake pizza which is where I should have started, but then I wouldn’t have tasted anything else… so, never-mind. I asked Sam what he felt like were some of the hidden gems of the restaurant and he said without hesitation, the pasta. He said he would put their home made pasta and sauces up against anyone in town. Their sauces include Creamy Alfredo, Spicy Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, Carbonara and Marinara and Meat sauce (these are the only two not made on site and are imported from Stanislaus California). They also have some special diet pizzas. These usually come with an extra charge

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but can be a great fit for a busy mom and dad who want to take the kids out for pizza but also want to eat. They have two Keto friendly options, one is a crustless pan pizza which I tried and was very good. The other was a cauliflower crust pizza which was also very good (probably my favorite). To be honest, this one tasted like a regular thin crust (which I love), I am surprised that the crust is made from cauliflower. They also have a gluten free crust for those with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. Of course you can always just stick the their fresh salad bar which is also top notch. Pizza Pie Cafe is a great place to take the family or even a date night and the buffet means you don’t have to commit to any one or two flavors, you can enjoy many flavors or just find a favorite and load up on that option. This is a fun place to eat with lots of options.

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