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Beauty and the Beast
hen my daughters were little girls, I was introduced the concept of Daddy-Daughter date night. Recently I invited my girls and granddaughter to the final performance of Beauty and Beast produced by the Syracuse Arts Council. It was a wonderful experience. The quality of production this year was outstanding. I’d heartily recommend all Arts Council events to you and your families. Thank you, Arts Council!
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Since the performance, however, I’ve become a little troubled. I’ve found myself pondering emotions since. One night in the wee hours of the morning I began to probe my emotional-memory concerning that performance. Was the storyline a love story? My knee-jerk answer was, yes. Any good plot has a hero or heroine. Those roles were owned by Belle and the Beast, eventually. Yet I am troubled by a counter line in the script that haunts me. There was a competing, one-way infatuation subplot between Gaston and Belle. Was his infatuation misplaced? Does that make him the villain? My first answer is yes, of course! But, after more pondering I’m not sure. The braggart, now refused by the maiden, internalizes the rejection; perhaps you know that feeling. We all know the pain. Later, in the public square through exaggeration, half-truths and downright lies, Gaston sways public opinion. We’re led to believe that the entire village reacts and follows him. As villagers leave town to kill the monster in their minds, the Disney Studios have the mob sing this lyric: “… We don’t like what we don’t understand and in fact it scares us, And this monster is mysterious at least. Bring your guns, bring your knives … Save children and your wives, We’ll save our village and our lives! WE’LL KILL THE BEAST!” This lyric I found troubling. Gaston used the public square to ignite controversy. A village public square is probably anachronistic! Today we’d call that square, “social media”. In my opinion, social media is generally a good thing. When coupled with vetted facts it can be very good; helping to increase the general understanding of all. Note the lyric; those things not understood or misunderstood, scare us all. It is a fact! Please, let’s not follow national trends in the use of social media. It can be so destructive. As your mayor, may I invite you to look for facts before making any judgment concerning something you hear that seems odd, unfair, or just plain stupid! Look to the City’s webpage [www.syracuseut.gov] and the Syracuse Connection Magazine. The City maintains a Facebook page [Syracuse City, Utah]. I promise we’ll do our very best to keep you informed and updated on issues that may be of concern to you. In your vetting of facts, I speak for both the City Council and staff that we are all more than willing to answer questions that may surface. If we don’t know the answer immediately, we will research the issue and get back with you in a timely manner. I promise. Differences of opinion are welcomed. Unvetted rumor, represented as fact, is not! The City is not the beast. Michael Gailey, Mayor September 2019 | syracuseconnection.com 3
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Syracuse City Updates Health Screenings Offered
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, noninvasive and painless health screenings at Syracuse Community Center on 10/10/2019. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with
Community Question Corner BY PAUL ROBERTS, CITY ATTORNEY
Question: I can’t attend Council meetings; how can I learn what they’re doing or provide comments? Answer: It can be difficult to make it to Council meetings: work, children, extra-curricular activities – many simply can’t make it to City Hall every other Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Yet the Council makes decisions during these meetings on a plethora of issues that profoundly affect your community: taxation, zoning, recreation, fees, ordinances, roads and others. There are other ways to discover what is happening: 1.
Syracuse City’s YouTube channel. We began broadcasting Council meetings on YouTube in February. Links to the stream are on our webpage: www. syracuseut.gov.
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our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/ communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979
Flu Shot Clinic The Davis County Health Department will be doing a Flu & Pneumonia Shot Clinic at the Syracuse Community Center on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The clinic will be in the Arts and Crafts room from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Medicare should cover the cost with a valid Medicare card. Other health insurance plans are also accepted. Paperwork will be available at the Community Center for you to fill-out in advance. No appointment is necessary! The single best way to protect against the flu is to get a flu vaccine every year. An annual flu vaccine can reduce illnesses in the community, decrease the time missed at work and school, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Flu vaccine is available now and the DCHD encourages people not to wait to protect themselves and their family by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for: •
People 6 months of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (heart disease; kidney disease; lung diseases like asthma; metabolic diseases like diabetes; blood disorders like anemia; a weakened immune system caused, for example, by cancer or cancer treatment, HIV/AIDS, or steroid therapy; or certain conditions such as neuromuscular disorders that can cause breathing problems)
People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu, including:
Health care workers
Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
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Arts Council Update Performance dates for Frozen Jr. Disney’s Frozen Jr. will have four performances November 2123 in the Syracuse Arts Academy Jr High Auditorium. Tickets will be available beginning October 1st on our website, www. syracuseutaharts.org. This event will likely sell out so purchase your tickets early! Big Band Dinner Dance Fundraiser The Syracuse City Arts Council will host a Big Band Dinner Dance on October 11th for our fall fundraiser. The event will be held at Syracuse Junior High School with dinner from 6:00 to 7:00 and dancing from 7:00 to 9:00pm. The Jazz Band will provide music. The cost will be $20 per person or $35 per couple for the dinner and dance. Dance only tickets will be available for $10. Purchase tickets online at www.syracuseutaharts.org, and plan for a wonderful evening with food and dancing. Dress is formal/ semi-formal.
Fall Concerts & Christmas Perfomances Our orchestra, choir, and jazz band are preparing for fall concerts and Christmas performances. Look for notices on our website and on Facebook pages for more details. If you are interested in participating in any of these please email info@ syracuseutaharts.org. We need your help! Seeking volunteers! The Syracuse City Arts Council needs additional hands to accomplish our initiatives. We welcome volunteers for board members and committee members. If you are interested in helping us please submit a letter of interest to email@example.com.
Calendar of Events October 11 – Big Band Dinner & Dance October 21 – Music from the Movies Choir Concert November 4 - Folk Music from Around the World Symphony Orchestra Concert November 21-23 Disney's Frozen Jr. December 2 - Combined Orchestra, Jazz Band and Choir Christmas Concert
Change a Life Become a Reading Mentor Volunteer
Davis Co. Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Seeking volunteers, age 55+ to serve as Reading Mentors in elementary schools throughout Davis County. Programs begin late September. Enroll Today!!! 801-525-5052 • RSVP@daviscountyutah.gov
Employee Spotlight- Troy Jamison Syracuse Fire Department, Firefighter & Paramedic The City would like to recognize Troy Jamison and his outstanding work in our Fire Department. Troy has been with Syracuse Fire Department since April 18, 1998. This April marked 21 years he has been serving his Syracuse Community with courage, conviction and compassion. Throughout his career, he has pushed himself to become educated in all areas of Fire and EMS service, and he pursued higher education at college. Troy received his Paramedic Certification in April 2013 making him the only full-time Firefighter at the department to hold the title. Troy is truly a peer in support of his team. When it’s a rough day, or after a rough call, you can count on him to stop by and check in or drop a call or text just to offer his support. He is very in tune to the needs of his team and patients alike. He can often be spotted after a call sticking around to clean up for a patient, removing trip hazards and obstacles for the elderly, helping a family locate affordable mobility equipment, or just being a listening ear if they are lonely. He genuinely cares about the citizens of Syracuse. He is a great example to all who work for Syracuse City. Thank you for all your hard work!
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THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication to our City residents!
Public Works Update Tree Trimming Protect your trees that extend over the sidewalks and roadways from being damaged by vehicles and pedestrians. When pruning trees, remember 7-11: you must allow a clearance of 7 feet over a sidewalk and 11 feet over a street. With this clearance, it allows service vehicles such as garbage trucks, mail delivery, and street maintenance vehicles full access. This also increases visibility to all traffic signs and street lamps. As an added bonus to you, trimming trees while the leaves are still attached to the branches will reduce the number of leaves that must be raked up off the ground in the fall. If you need help, reach out to neighbors, church groups, scouts, or the Syracuse Serves Facebook page. Trimmings can be placed in the green waste can for curbside pickup or taken to Wasatch Integrated Waste in Layton for $5/pickup truck with proof of residency. Adjust Sprinkler Clock Temperatures are cooling and there are fewer daylight hours as we approach the autumn season. Remember to adjust your sprinkler clock to reduce the water duration and number of days. We recommend that you follow the Utah Division of Water Resources “Weekly Watering Guide”. conservewater.utah.gov/guide.html
Water Meter Lids and Secondary Water Valve Lids Please be sure to keep your water meter lid and secondary water valve lids accessible. Please be sure that new landscape does not cover or bury the lids. Trim overgrowth of lawn and vegetation to prevent them from covering the lid. This will allow the city to provide better service to you. It also allows a rapid response in an emergency when a valve may need to be turned off in order to protect your home and property. Building and Equipment Maintenance Some things to consider while working around outside buildings and equipment, is to look for any types of leaks. Oil, grease, hydraulic fluid, fuel or any type of liquid running out of heavy equipment, small equipment, garbage cans, barrels, and fueling stations. These items would all be considered pollutants that may run into a storm drain system. When you see these kinds of situations, take time to fix the problem. This will help prevent pollutants from entering the storm drain and polluting our water. “Remember only rain down the storm drain”.
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Parks and Recreation JR. JAZZ BASKETBALL Registration dates: 1st Session August 1 - October 5 Divisions: Itty Bitty Hoops (boys and girls kindergarten only), 1st grade boys and girls, 2nd grade boys and girls, 3rd/4th grade girls, 5th/6th grade girls *Leagues will tentatively begin the end of October and run until mid-December. 2nd Session: August 1 – November 9 Divisions: 3rd grade boys, 4th grade boys, 5th grade boys, 6th grade boys, 7th grade boys, 8th grade boys, 9th grade boys, 10th-12th grade boys, 7th- 9th grade girls, 10th12th grade girls *Leagues will tentatively begin mid-December and run until March. Cost: Itty Bitty Hoops (Participant MUST be registered in kindergarten): $45.00 1st-4th grade boys and 1st-6th grade girls: $52.00 5th-12th grade boys and 7th-12th grade girls: $57.00
FITNESS CLASSES FOR ADULTS OFFERED! ZUMBA WITH ANGIE! Come see what Zumba can do for you. Tues: 9 a.m. Thursday Zumba Tone 9:00 a.m. Zumba Tone is cardio and toning all in one! Cost is $36 for 12 Class Punch Pass or $5/class First Class is FREE! What Are You Waiting For? More info at angiec.zumba.com
FREE! Back 2 School Zumba
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am School is back in! Saturday classes are also back!
STEP IT UP! Mon, Wed, Fri 9-10 a.m. 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!
PUMP IT UP! Tues: 6 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!
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**Teams for Itty Bitty and 1st/2nd grade will be organized by the Parks and Recreation Department. Grades 3rd- 8th and 7- 9th grade girls will be organized through drafts. **9th- 12th grade boys teams must register as a team. For more detailed information go to www.syracuserecreation.com
LITTLE DANCERS (FALL) This class is a fun introduction to dance. Children will explore their movement potential as they learn a variety of dance with an introduction to ballet/creative movement. No Dance Shoes required. Ages 3 - 5 Thursdays 10:15 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. or 11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 8 week session for $45, begins September 19 (No class Oct 17)
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2019 Jr High Baseball ALL-STAR CHAMPIONS This past month the City had the pleasure of hosting the Northern Utah Regional All-Star Tournament and the Syracuse Jr High Baseball All-Stars won the championship! The team was coached by Ray Duncan and his assistant coaches Rich Rayl and Billy Packard. Coach Duncan Writes: “Special thanks to all the players for coming together as a team so quickly. These boys are all the type of players that all coaches desire to have on their team. For owning their positions and handling their responsibilities not like kids but like the outstanding young men that they are. Thanks to the parents for cheering us on and supporting us along the way.”
Roster: Duncan, Jacob Rayl, Zander Rayl, Caleb Schuler, Conner Packard, Chris Packard, Mason
Daniels, Parker Vasquez, Josh Ogden, Jaxon Spalding, Ty Green, Garrett Shumway, Carsen Parker, Ty
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West Davis Chamber of Commerce Join the Chamber!
Come join the Chamber, we would love to have you. Sign up online and pay your dues at westdavischamber.com. Meetings start at 12:30 for lunch and networking ($10 at the door or online) Speaker starts at 1:00pm. First time attendees recieve a complimentary meal!
Calendar of Events Sep 17th Steve Holmes Owner of Pizza Pie Cafe will be speaking on the topic: "Good isn't Good Enough." Held at Pizza Pie Cafe in Clinton
Back to School
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FREE Prepardeness Workshop HERBAL BASICS AND OTHER GOOD THINGS Saturday September 21st @ 7 pm @ 1350 S 1800 w Syracuse Come and learn some basics about herbs, vitamins and other very useful things that we can use every day or in an emergency. Preparing and growing your own is very easy and economical. You know what you are getting because nothing is watered down or full of fillers. Itâ€™s 100% nature made. How do you use herbs? How do I start? What do the experts say? Have you ever tried herbs because other people say they work, but when you try them, you don't get any results? There are possible reasons for that. Come hear about some of my experiences and share your own. Judy Meservey- Syracuse Stake/District Preparedness coordinator, Syracuse Disaster Preparedness Committee Chair.
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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.
Syracuse City Municipal Elections Candidates for Office
Candidates for three Councilmember At-Large Seats (4-year term): • Lisa W. Bingham • Dave Maughan • Douglas Peterson • Seth Teague Each candidate is given the opportunity to submit biographical information to a State-wide voter information website (www.vote.utah.gov) as well as to the Davis County website (www.daviscountyutah.gov/clerk-auditor/elections). Given that the number of candidates does not exceed twice the number of open seats, there will be no Primary Election this year. The General Election will be held November 5, 2019; all registered voters will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot 21 days prior to Election Day. Ballots can be returned by-mail or via a drop location at City Hall. Those wishing to vote in person rather than by mail will have the opportunity to cast their ballot on voting machines on Election Day; polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Syracuse City Community Center, 1912 W. 1900 S. In order to vote in person, a registered voter must surrender their mailed ballot. Voter registration can be completed 30 days prior to Election Day via mail or online, or seven days prior to Election Day online or in person in the office of the Davis County Clerk. Voters who miss the registration deadline may vote provisionally in person on Election Day. Visit the Davis County Website, www. daviscountyutah.gov/clerk-auditor/elections, or call or visit the City offices for a copy of the registration form. You must have been a resident of Syracuse City for at least 30 days to be able to participate in the election. Any questions regarding any aspect of Municipal Elections can be directed to the City Recorder, Cassie Brown, at 801-614-9633 or cassieb@ syracuseut.com.
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September Calendar of Events SENIORS MONTHLY MOVIE Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 1 p.m. (Breakthrough) 2019 FREE ~ Please RSVP BUS TRIP Monday, September 16, 2019 (Leaving at 4:30 p.m.) SONORA GRILL/Mariachi de mi Tierra & Ballet Folklorica de las Americans (Traditional songs, dance, & costumes of Mexico) $2.00/per person with dinner cost on your own (Reservation required) THINK TUESDAY Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10 a.m. (Three to Kings) FREE ~ Please RSVP LUNCH & BINGO Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12 Noon Suggested donation of $3.00/person Must RSVP by 10 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 FLU SHOT CLINIC Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) No appointment necessary! Please call for details 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 BOOK CLUB Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. FREE ~ Please RSVP 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 www.syracuserecreation.com
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Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25: Keys To Success Fall Lunch Visit 12:25 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Ogden 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Cross Country Open Region Meet @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26: Girls Tennis Region Meet @ Ogden 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | District Special Needs Welcome Back Dance @ Small Gym 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Girls Soccer @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m.. — 5:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27: Football @ Davis 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sept. 30: Boys State Golf Tournament @ Medowbrook | Girls Tennis Region Meet @ Mt. Ogden | Parent Teacher Conference
Syracuse High School Sept. 3: Girls Tennis @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4: Community Council @ SHS Conference Room 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.| Cross Country Open Region Meet @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Girls Soccer @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Clearfield High School Sept. 5: Boys Golf @ Ben Lomond Golf Sept. 2: Labor Day No School Course 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Sept. 3: Girls Tennis @ Roy 3:00 p.m. - 5 Weber High School 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | p.m. Madrigal Social @ TBA 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 4: Boys Golf @ Glen Eagle Golf Sept. 6: Football @ Weber High Course 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Cross CounSchool 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. try Open @ Fremont 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Happy Sept. 9: Zero Fatalities Night @ Girls Soccer @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. Back to Auditorium 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Clearfield School! Sept. 10: Girls Soccer @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Girls Tennis Sept. 5: Girls Tennis @ Clearfield 3 @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | p.m. - p.m. Volleyball @ Northridge 4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sept. 6: Football @ Davis 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 11: Cross Country @ Layton ComSept. 9 - 13 Emergency Preparedness mons Park 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. week Sept. 12: Boys Golf @ Glen Eagle Golf Sept. 10: Girls Tennis @ Clearfield 3 p.m. Course 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ 5 p.m. | Girls Soccer @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Volleyball - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Volleyball @ Roy 3:30 @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13: Football @ Roy 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Sept. 11: Boys Golf @ Remuda Golf Volleyball Festival @ Skyridge Course 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Cross Country Sept. 14: ACT 7:40 a.m. - 1 p.m. Davis District Championships @ Layton Sept. 16 - 20: Homecoming Week Commons Park 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 17: Boys Golf @ The Barn 2 p.m. - 5 Sept. 12: Girls Tennis @ Syracuse 3 p.m. p.m. | Girls Soccer @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. | Girls Volleyball @ Clearfield 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Davis 3:30 Sept. 13 Football @ Fremont 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. p.m. Sept. 18: Cross Country Open Region Sept. 14: ACT Test Day 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16-21: Homecoming Week Sept. 19: Girls Soccer @ Syracuse 3:30 Sept. 16: Boys Golf @ Riverside Golf p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Syracuse Course 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Movie Night @ 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ SyraTennis Court 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. cuse 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17: Girls Tennis @ Clearfield 3 p.m. Sept. 20: Homecoming Assembly @ - 5 p.m. | Girls Soccer @ Layton 3:30 p.m. Football Field or Main Gym depending on - 5 p.m. | Girls Volleyball @ Clearfield 3:30 weather 10:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. | Football p.m. - 4:30 p.m. @ Syracuse 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sept. 18: Cross Country Open @ Roy 3:30 Sept. 21: Homecoming Dance @ Main p.m. - 5 p.m. | SPLAT @ Softball Field 4 Hall 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Evening of Shakespeare Sept. 23: Boys Golf @ Eagle Mountain @ Auditorium 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Golf Course 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 19: Club Chalk Art @ C Plaza 3 p.m. Sept. 24: Boys Golf @ Shneiters Bluff Golf - 4 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Davis 3 p.m. - 5 Course 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Girls Soccer @ p.m. | Girls Soccer @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Volleyball @ Davis 3:30
p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20: Homecoming Assembly 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Tailgate Party 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Football @ Clearfield 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 21: Homecoming Dance 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sept. 23: Region Golf @ Eagle Mountain 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 24: Region Golf @ Schneiter’s Bluff 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Girls Soccer @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Volleyball @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25: Cross Country Open @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 26: Girls Soccer @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Girls Volleyball @ Northridge 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27: Football @ Layton 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 30: Boys Golf State @ Meadow Brook 9 a.m. | Parent Teacher Conferences @ CHS Media Center 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Girls Region Tennis @ Ogden 7 p.m. Syracuse Jr High Sept. 2: Labor Day No School Sept. 4: Volleyball @ Millcreek 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 6: PTA General Meeting @ Conference Room 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 9: Volleyball @ Syracuse 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 11: Volleyball @ Fairfield 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 16: Volleyball @ Sunset 3:15 p.m. 5 p.m. Sept. 18: Volleyball @ North Layton3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 25: Student of the Month Breakfast 7 a.m. - 7: 45 a.m. | Volleyball @ Syracuse 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 30: Volleyball @ Syracuse 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Syracuse Arts Academy Sept. 2: Labor Day Sept. 18- 19: Parent-Teacher Conference / Early Out Sept. 20: Teacher Comp Day / No School Sept. 23: Teacher Professional Learning Day / No School Legacy Jr. High Sept. 2: Labor Day No School Sept. 4: Girls Volleyball @ Legacy 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sept. 9-13: Emergency Preparedness Week Sept. 9: Girls Volleyball @ Mueller Park 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sept. 16: Girls Volleyball @ Legacy 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sept. 18: Girls Volleyball @ Legacy 3:15
p.m. - 5:15 p.m Sept. 23: Professional Day / No school for students Sept. 24: Girls Volleyball @ Fairfield 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m Sept. 25: Girls Volleyball @ Central Davis 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m Sept. 30: Girls Volleyball @ Legacy 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m Syracuse Elementary Sept. 2: Labor Day No School Sept. 12: Boosterthon Race Sept. 23: Professional Day / No school for students Bluff Ridge Elementary Sept. 1-9: PTA Wasatch Savings Book Fundraiser Sept. 2: Labor Day No School Sept. 23: Professional Day / No school for students Buffalo Point Elementary Sept. 2: Labor Day No School Sept. 23 - 24: A Track ILP Conferences - A Track Early Out Sept. 25: A Track Early Out Sand Springs Elementary Sept. 2: Labor Day No School
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The Syracuse Lakeview Resort BY SONJA BARKER, SYRACUSE HISTORICAL MUSEUM VOLUNTEER
he azure sky of deepest blue, changing in color from hour to hour, and the most gorgeous sunsets in the world made a perfect setting for the old dance pavilion in Syracuse, which was built on the shore of the Great Salt Lake in 1887. It became the LARGEST DANCE PAVILION AND BATHING RESORT IN THE STATE OF UTAH.
The resort opened in 1887 and was visited by Salt Lake and Ogden residents to bathe, dance and enjoy entertainment.
This resort, consisting of 93 acres, was built by Daniel C. Adams and Fred Keisel who were the current owners of the Adams and Keisel Salt Works located on the shore of the Great Salt Lake. These men determined that the Syracuse area along the shores of the Great Salt Lake would be the best location for a first-class bathing resort.
The Union Pacific Railroad built a line down to the resort, making it possible for the people from Salt Lake City and Ogden to bathe, dance and enjoy entertainment. It made two trips daily and travelers were charged 50 cents for a round trip fare. Additional cars were added for special occasions and the railroad provided clean coaches with new velvet plush seats.
The dance pavilion was about 175 feet long by 75 feet wide, with a large bar at the west end and the orchestra or band stand on the north side. Coal oil lamps lit the ballroom at night. The music for this open-air dance hall was furnished by an orchestra from Salt Lake City, Ogden, or by local talent.
Besides the train bringing in loads of people, the roads were often lined for miles with wagons and white tops. These brought people with their families, with lunch for all, to celebrate all day and far into the night. Many a prize waltz and two-step were danced on this floor, and at one time the old “Cake Walk” was danced.
Outside, on the east end, was a stand for refreshments, such as soda, water, ice cream, candy and popcorn. They also had boat excursions in the area. On the 4th and 24th of July, a large crowd of people from many towns would gather there to swim in the lake and dance in the old pavilion. Fruit trees and grape vines grew in abundance and a willow covered bowery provided picnic spots under the trees. A grove of round leaf poplars from Weber Canyon were transplanted around the picnic area, which was located about 400 yards east of the water’s edge. When the resort opened on July 4, 1887 there were about 70 bath houses, with each unit having fresh water for showers. After bathing in the lake, a person’s body would be covered by a thin layer of salt which could be washed off with the fresh water in these houses. The water was gravity fed from a 5000-gallon raised tank, which was filled by artesian wells. By about 1890, the number of bath houses grew closer to 100.
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A street car was built in 1889 that rolled between the picnic area (bowery) and the bathing house along the new graveled walk, adjacent to the beautiful grounds shaded by poplar trees. Rides were free and at one time, the street car was pulled by mules. The Syracuse Horse Company also provided teams for pulling the car, which left every 15 minutes. The bathing resort closed in 1892 because of land title problems and muddy beaches along the receding shoreline of the lake. The rest of the resort, dance pavilion and grove, continued to function for several years. Later the pavilion was moved up the railroad track about a mile and converted to a warehouse for the Syracuse Canning Factory.
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Public Statement Regarding the August 5th Segment of Get Gephardt
August 5th, Channel 2 News aired a segment on Get Gephardt involving Syracuse resident Chad Scholer, who claims Syracuse City promised him the construction of an 80-acre park, plus $500 in exchange for an easement to allow the City to run a water line through the side yard of his property. While the City respects the format of the Gephardt program, it comes with a realization that the investigation was not a complete one. For example, Mr. Gephardt’s team never requested copies of public documents or agreements from the City, nor was there any research presented on the discussions at City Council meetings regarding Jensen Nature Park. The issues surrounding the purchase, funding, sale of land, and construction of Jensen Park took place in public meetings over the course of several years (primarily between 2002 and 2011) and are publicly available for anyone to see. As such, the Gephardt program had full access to the documentation but did not choose to research it. We would expect a journalist to fact check and verify claims made by each side. We are assuming this was an oversight but it resulted in an incomplete picture of this issue. The City feels that the Gephardt segment leaves questions in citizens’ minds about this particular claim by Mr. Scholer. In an effort to answer some of the more frequently asked questions, we would like to clarify the issues with the following answers:
Q What was included in the legal agreement between Mr.
Q Many citizens received a hand drawn plan for an 80 acre
Scholer and the City? In 2006, the City and Mr. Scholer entered into an agreement whereby Mr. Scholer allowed the city to run a water line in his side yard. This water line feeds the fountain at the entrance of Jensen Nature Park. Mr. Scholer was not obligated to sign this contract. He reviewed the content of the contract and agreed to the terms willingly, a fact that he has acknowledged in a public meeting. In exchange, Mr. Scholer agreed to a sum of $500. The City fulfilled its promise to Mr. Scholer by paying the $500. The Gephardt segment indicated that the $500 was barely enough to install the grass. It is our understanding today, however, that the City also paid for and planted new sod and replaced Mr. Scholer’s fence after the pipe was installed, although Mr. Scholer disagrees with this understanding.
park. Wasn’t that a promise of a park? Plans and ideas are often shared with citizens to get feedback and input, to verify support to go forward, to notify affected residents and more. A commitment requires a majority vote of elected officials in a publicly noticed meeting. Records are required for all public meetings. In this particular case, no such commitments were ever made by the Council.
Q Could a City official make a binding agreement with Mr. Scholer for an 80-acre park? The short answer is “No”. The construction of an 80-acre park would require a commitment of multiple millions of taxpayers’ dollars. A commitment such as this could only be made in a City Council meeting that is open to the public. The contract signed in 2006 by the City and Mr. Scholer does not even mention the park. While the City Council meeting minutes from 2002 to 2011 include deliberation regarding the planning, funding, and construction of Jensen park, there is no mention of a promise or agreement with Mr. Scholer regarding the park. Any representative of the City communicating such a commitment to Mr. Scholer, without City Council approval would be unauthorized to do so. The bottom line is that the park was not part of the agreement that was presented to and signed by Mr. Scholer. 16 syracuseconnection.com | September 2019
Q Why did the City only build 20 acres of the park, not the full 80 acres? These decisions took place long before our City’s current administration. What we know today as Jensen Nature Park was originally the first phase of a larger planned 80 acre park. While the full reasoning can be followed through reading City Council meeting minutes, the primary issues boiled down to 1) lack of funding due to the Great Recession of 2008 and 2) the impending arrival of the West Davis Highway. With the City facing a highway that would bisect the park, along with a lack of funding to construct it, the Council in 2011 made the decision to sell the remaining land with intent to put the proceeds toward development of other parkland in the City.
Q What did the City do with the money from the sale of land South of Jensen Park? In 201l, the City sold the land to Irben Development LLC for total price of $1,969,400. The proceeds of that sale were deposited in the City’s Parks & Trails Development Fund, which is earmarked to only be used for the development of parks, trails, and open space in Syracuse. Since 2011, the City has used funding from this account to make park and trail
improvements, including the completion of Tuscany Park, Monterey Trail, and Syracuse Island – the new interactive water park. The City has also acquired 50 acres of land at the corner of Gentile and 2000 West and made plans to develop it into a park, which would fulfill the intended planned activities of the land that was sold. Currently, there is $2.3 million in the fund for future park development.
Q Were the City officials in the back pockets of land developers? The short answer is “No”. This question insinuates illegal or unethical intent or behavior on the part of City officials. There has been no evidence of any wrongdoing by any Syracuse City official. In fact, the County Attorney’s office and the State Attorney General’s office were asked by a few residents to investigate whether there was wrongdoing by the City. After careful investigation, both entities saw no evidence of illegal activity. In Syracuse we strive for transparency and openness in all our activities and regret that this television segment has created an unsubstantiated negative perception in our community.
Q What is this easement that Mr. Scholer granted to the City? Easements are extremely common. In fact, many homeowners may not realize that it is likely that they have similar easements along the side or back yard of their homes. While an easement does place some restrictions on one’s land, the owner can still use the land so long as it doesn’t interfere with the operation
Despite the brief television investigation, we hope that these substantiated facts will help whomever is interested in pursuing the truth. The City of Syracuse has nothing to hide, as all of the City’s actions have been legal and performed in the eye of the public. We take umbrage with any entity or person who accuses the City of malfeasance without basis in fact. While many signers of contracts throughout the ages may later regret their decision, this in no wise places the other party under obligation to renegotiate the contract after the fact. Syracuse City is confident that the contract was fulfilled, and all parties were dealt with fairly and justly. Mr. Scholer is a valued member of the city and it is the hope of the City that we can all move forward together.
or maintenance of the utility lines. For example, owners can plant a garden, locate a shed, or park vehicles in the easement. They would just need to allow the City to work on the utility line if needed. The easement that Mr. Scholer provided is no different.
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9/11 Where Were You?
BY MELISSA SPELTS
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, I was playing with our first child, Koby; he was 6 months old. Today he is a grown man of 18 years. I can clearly remember
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his round little face, he was such a happy baby. He was also a morning person which I am not, so I turned on Sesame Street and was resting on the couch while he watched Elmo. Ryan had gone to work early that morning. He worked as a district manager for Cutco Cutlery and primarily recruited student salespeople. That day he had a booth set up on the campus of UNLV and was handing out flyers and talking to potential representatives. Ryan later mentioned that someone gave him a sour look and called him insensitive when he tried to call them over to his booth when another student said, you need to go over to the common room and watch the TV. Ryan immediately called me and said to turn on the news; I could tell he was very disturbed. When I saw the first plane hit the tower, my initial thoughts were that someone had pulled some Hollywood stunt or a joke. Boy was I wrong! I felt so many emotions that day and in the months to come. Later that day, I talked with my mom and found out someone my dad worked for (a close friend) lost immediate family in the second plane, I also later learned that my sister-in-law lost
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her sister’s husband in the Pentagon explosion. I couldn’t stop crying for days, my heart just hurt. How could this happen? How could anyone intentionally hurt another person, let alone thousands of people! The ripple effect was huge. It was felt around the world. Ryan and I went on a drive later that day because we needed to get away from the TV. If you have ever been in Las Vegas you probably know the skies are always filled with airplanes. There is a constant line-up of planes in the air either landing or taking off, but that day the sky was empty and silent; in an instant the world stopped turning.
us instead of looking outwards for what we wanted and didn’t have. We saw a common theme in our lives, we were proud to be Americans. We were determined to protect everything that meant so much to us…family, freedom, neighbors, religion, etc. We saw people that were perfect strangers helping those in need. The stories and pictures of people helping where they could were inspiring.
Within time, the world started spinning again, slowly. Life continued on and we all had to go back to work and to school. We had to go to the grocery store and buy food. We were all hurt and sad but life started to inch forward. We started PHOTO BY HAILEY MINTON to notice something was different though. Neighbors were talking to each other, which was not common in Las Vegas, but we would see people outside standing on the sidewalk visiting. We saw people serving others wherever they could. We saw different churches coming together as one to help all those in need regardless of their beliefs. I saw people in grocery stores letting a mother with 3 little children go first in the checkout line. The honking in Vegas isn’t as bad as maybe New York City but it still happens quite a bit more there than here (mostly the cab drivers) but the honking was non-existent for a while. As a society, we were more patient with each other. We hugged our loved ones more and maybe even a little longer. We turned our thoughts to God and saw the blessings we had in front of
The World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in New York City. Two of seven total buildings, known as the twin towers and were visually recognizable nearly everywhere in the world. The attack that happened on the morning of September 11 killed 2,606 people in and within the vicinity of the towers, as well as all 157 on board the two aircraft that were flown into them. Once the towers collapsed, they also destroyed the remaining 5 buildings and ten additional buildings in the surrounding area. Today new buildings are being built around a memorial to those who were killed in the attack. The twin towers were replaced with one building, which is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, called the One World Trade Center. There are to eventually be 6 sky scrapers in the complex and an elevated park. Where ever you were, we are certain you remember the feelings of fear, dread and anger you must have felt because we felt them too. We also hope that each of you will use those feelings to remember how we acted after those events. It changed us, mostly for the good. Let’s use that to be more kind, forgiving and understanding of each other.
HERE ARE A FEW ACCOUNTS OF PEOPLE WHO TOLD US THEIR STORY OF WHERE THEY WERE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. “I was on my way to work in Craig Colorado. I couldn’t get in the school where I taught. Everything was locked up tight. I had left my keys at home and had to wait for almost 20 minutes until somebody else came who had a key. She told me that something had happened in New York and all the schools were on lockdown because they didn’t know if it was widespread. We watched the news in almost every class, all day long.” -Ray Zentz
“I was sitting in Jessup MD. I am a truck driver and was on my way to the Pentagon to pick-up that day. I had to stop before getting there because the load was not going to be ready. One of my daughters and I sat there the night before and waited. September 11, I came out and saw the towers being hit and even coming down. We then heard about everything else happening. We then had to sit there for three days until they opened the roads again.” -William Cain
“I will never forget, I was driving to work and just got out of my car at the office. I was listening to KBUL 93. They said a twin engine plane had just hit the tower. I was thinking a small twin lost power and hit the building. I got into the office and started hearing more. I tried to get on the web, but so was the rest of the world and it was killing the internet around the country. I was asked to set up a TV in the break room. It was a sad day.” -Matt Westrich
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Certified Hypnotheraphy Training School BY RYAN SPELTS
After using hypnotherapy techniques himself, Dennis Parker became a hypnotherapist and also runs a training school.
ennis Parker was an angry man, and becoming out of control. He could even become violent. He didn’t know why he was angry, but he was. INFO Working as a Business: Training commissioned Address: 1980 North sales person, 2000 West-FarrWest Dennis was Phone:(801) 628-0693 attempting to support a family with 11 children. Many people didn’t want to buy from an angry sales person, so it wasn’t going well. Dennis’ sister told him about a Hypnotherapist, who worked with such behaviors and felt she could help him. He went to start hypnotherapy. During the session, they discovered that the root to his anger issues was because his sister was killed 18 years previously. He had never released the emotions he had regarding her death and it was manifesting as anger. Under the treatment of his Hypnotherapist, he released all of that anger and it changed him completely. He was a new man. He was so moved by this treatment, he started to study hypnotherapy so he too could become a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Today, 30 years later, Dennis runs two hypnotherapy businesses. First as a
clinical hypnotherapist helping people overcome: anxiety, fears and phobias, self-limiting beliefs, non-medical solutions for ADD and ADHD, Pain control and migraines. He can also help people with debilitating maladaptive behaviors like pornography or selfabuse, sleeping difficulties, weight loss issues, smoking, gambling and addiction to electronic games. He particularly loves that he has helped hundreds of youth prepare for and successfully serve missions. Now this is not the carnival trick of hypnosis you may have seen at a state or county fair. This is the use of deep relaxation and meditation, called entering a trance-pondering state, under the guidance of a hypnotherapist to access the subconscious mind and to address and overcome the emotional pains harbored there. These states and forms of hypnosis are only used for clinical therapy, not entertainment. The second business is a Certified Hypnotherapy Training School for would-be hypnotherapists. The school is a postsecondary proprietary School of Hypnotherapy in the State of Utah, registered and bonded with the Department of Commerce. It is a professional trade school. Students are trained in hypnosis, self-hypnosis, suggestion hypnotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy and PPM Skills. The school’s motto is they are ‘helping people, help other people’. Hypnosis is really just a controlled deep meditative state where a hypnotherapist can assist the client address emotional
challenges that can be at the root of problem behavior. By addressing the emotional problems and releasing them from the subconscious, the problem behaviors or symptoms go away. It is not just for maladaptive behaviors though. He can also help athletes and salespeople perform at their highest level by learning to manage their minds through what are called ‘The Emotional Skills and Tools of Positive Mind Management’. After helping thousands of people, Dennis felt he could help many more by founding a school. The school is located in Farr West, Utah where students can attend in person, or watch a live broadcast online from anywhere. Certified Hypnotherapy Training School offers course training for 20 different modalities. Students must complete 300 hours of schooling to become certified, 120 hours of live classes and the reminder are available through an online database of 1800 hours of content. Hypnotherapists in training can choose areas of specialty like pain control, addiction, abuse, working with children or other areas of focus. If you are interested in exploring an education and career as a hypnotherapist, the next course starts September 10th. Students can take and retake the classes as many times as needed so they can learn at their own pace. Be competent, be effective and be confident as you become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist through Certified Hypnotherapy Training School.
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W. Dennis Parker, CHT, is the owner and operator of the school. He is an ACHE board approved School Operator, Instructor, and Hypnotherapist Examiner. He has been Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and has worked in several Health and Mental Health Clinics over the last 29 years. Certified hypnotherapists enjoy helping others and receiving additional income on a part-time or a full-time basis. Being a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist is a satisfying and rewarding skill set that enhances any career. If you register before August 30, 2019, you receive a free $250 textbook package. Please call Dennis to review attendance and finance options: Dennis – 801-6280693. Upcoming Course Start Dates: September 10th 2019 and January 14th 2020. Visit: www. certifiedhypnotherapytrainingschool. com/ for all the details.
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Shopping at locally owned businesses benefits consumers in many ways and provides them an experience they can’t get from big chain retailers. Michael H. Shuman, author of the book Going Local, summed it up by saying “Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.” Here are our top reasons for shopping local:
IMPROVE THE LOCAL ECONOMY. When a consumer buys local products and services, more of their money stays in their community. Recent studies show that out of every $100 spent in a local business, $68 remained within the city, while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer remained. Small business owners often have incentive to support other local businesses, patronizing these establishments for both personal and professional reasons. Big box chain
stores, on the other hand, rely on a corporate structure for products and supplies that are brought in nationwide or often internationally. Overall, employees of locally owned businesses earn a higher salary and participate in benefit packages offered, returning more to their community.
IMPROVE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Since small businesses are rooted in the communities they operate in, it makes sense that they would be involved in the community activities. Partnerships with schools, service providers, or even other businesses enable them to better serve customers while also boosting the local economy. A recent study by Michigan State University showed that local business owners contributed four times the amount of charitable donations than that of chain retailers. The study also revealed that 91% of local business owners contribute to their community, including schools, non-profits and community groups, by volunteering and making donations. Local business owners invest in the community and have a vested interest in the future of the community.
BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE There is power in shopping at locallyowned businesses. When shopping
at local businesses, you’re seen as an individual, not a consumer statistic. The relationship that is built between small businesses and the customer is often long-standing, and the service received is generally better when you are familiar with the staff. Because they have a smaller consumer base, local businesses have the advantage of tailoring their sales strategies to the local customer and community rather than having to stick with nationwide marketing plans. When you shop local, the business owner is usually directly connected to every employee in the store. Small businesses tend to have employees that are more invested in their success, which leads to improved customer service and overall customer satisfaction. If a problem does arise, small business owners are usually available to ensure prompt and reasonable resolution. The Rentmeister family knows what it means to serve the Syracuse Community. Don Rentmeister, founder of Rentmeister Total Home Service, was born and raised in Syracuse. He established the company as we know it now in 1978. Since then, Don and his family have expressed a love and commitment to this community that is unparalleled. The Rentmeister family continues Don’s legacy by being involved in many community projects that benefit the people of this great city.
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ones we payed after.
The first year we were married, Jason was the student body president of BYU.
- We even said yes to a policy where he was rated Table 16 - just one step above denial.
The next four years he was in the top 6% of the life insurance industry as he qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table. Year five his front tire blew on his handicap-accessible van and he spent 13 months in the hospital. With almost ten years of surgeries and recovery, he was never able to go back to selling insurance. Many agents work years to make it to MDRT. Jason did it in only two months his first year in the business. His dad was an insurance guy. Jason inherited his massive sales skills from him (and Coleman got them, too! This family believes in life insurance. - We paid premiums when we could barely pay rent. - His dad took out a little policy on Jason before he broke his neck. Those premiums, when he was young and in perfect health, were tiny compared to the
- We got Coleman’s first policy when he was born, complete with as many riders as we could get to secure future insurability. This family believes in life insurance. About eight months before Jason died, he and his brother (another agent in the family) went through our policies to make sure everything was in order.
help me. I didn’t have to worry. It’s an interesting feeling to deposit a check that feels more like a gift from the person you love. The person you miss. The person who is still providing even though they are gone. The person protecting you. I did that today. Thanks Jas, for loving life insurance
T’s we’re crossed and I’s we’re dotted. When Jason died, the sadness was crushing. The shock still lingers. The emptiness will stay forever. But worry over our financial security was a fleeting thought. We believed in the system. And the system worked. I didn’t worry about paying the mortgage or rushing back to work. I didn’t worry about finding policies or rounding up files. We had done that already. His brother had everything he needed to
September is Life Insurance Awareness month. Thank you for Kolette Hall in giving us the WHY we all need some form of Life Insurance that fits your families budget and needs. If you have questions I encourage you to call me and we will do our best to find solutions for you.
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RECIPES RECIPES FOOD FOOD
September Recipe Favorites You'll make kids and adults happy with a batch of delicious fresh baked cookies-especially as an after school snack. Also, take advantage of in-season peaches with this pork chop recipe.
Grandma Moutray’s Peanut Butter Cookies BY MELISSA SPELTS
Going to Grandma’s house is always the best. Especially when Grandma is on the cookie warpath. I loved smelling the delicious scents that accompanied some of my Grandma’s famous cookies. Even if she wasn’t cooking when we showed up, there was always a collection of cookie jars that were always filled with something yummy. A few of the cookie jars played music when you opened them, which meant it was hard to sneak a cookie. When my siblings and I would sleep over, we would try and figure out a way to sneak a cookie without getting caught. We usually failed and would just go to bed. This recipe is one of the favorites, we could often find these in a jar and they are amazing with a tall glass of milk. 1 c. butter softened 1 c. peanut butter 1 c. sugar 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 ½ c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. baking soda Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs. Add dry ingredients. Stir it well. Cover bowl and refrigerate batter for 1 hour. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a fork. Bake about 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Do not over bake.
Life is better with freshly baked cookies
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Pork Chops with Spicy Peach Salsa BY MELISSA SPELTS
Ryan found this recipe on one of his favorite recipe sites at readyseteat.com. What a beautiful meal, with tomatoes, peppers and peaches in season. This is the perfect meal to make. If your garden is lacking these ingredients, you can make a quick trip down highway 89 towards Willard or visit the Ogden Farmers Market and you will find lots of fresh produce that will make your heart and mouth happy. ¼ c. diced fresh peach (about 1 large peach) 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel Chipotle Tomatoes and Chiles, drained ¼ c. finely chopped red onion ¼ c. finely chopped red bell pepper 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice ¾ tsp. salt 4 bone-in pork chops (about 6 ounces each) Stir together peaches, drained tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl. Season the pork chops and grill 8 to 10 minutes. Let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes before adding the peach salsa. This is a very delicious and light meal, perfect for a fresh off the grill and garden fresh taste. September 2019 | syracuseconnection.com 29
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to cut back on the sugar there is even something for you! With so many options this place is sure to please everyone in the family!
CHOICES, CHOICES! The menu features a wide variety of drinks including smoothies, lemonades, Italian sodas and more! Poplular selections include: Chandler Bing, Coco Lata and Lime in the Coconut.
To celebrate the start of a new school year, my family and I decided to head over to the locally owned and operated Fiiz. With an old-school soda shop feel that is fun and inviting, you can’t help but to fall in love with this place. With so many delicious options to choose from I felt like a kid in a candy store! There is literally something for everyone. The menu includes a wide variety of drinks including, Fiiz Freeze, frozen lemonade, fruit smoothie, Italian sodas, monster mashups and so much more. They also offer a variety of food choices including the sweet and the salty. For those of you who are on the keto diet or just trying
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Some of the most popular drinks include Chandler Bing, Cocalada, Pepperlada, and Lime in the Coconut. My kids devoured their Red Cream Fiiz and Orange Cream Fiiz drinks and were begging for more! My Husband tried the mouth-watering Red Velvet cookie topped with cream cheese frosting along with the soft pretzel dipped in cheese sauce. With my sensitive stomach I tried their Purple Rain Water which was very unique and refreshing flavored water. I not only love the food and drinks at Fiiz, but FUN HANG OUT Fiiz offers a also their safe and fun place for youth. desire to bring the youth in the community together in a fun and safe environment. They also love employing so many of the youth in the community and seek to reward their hard-working employees with a gift card and the coveted title of Employee of the Month.
IT'S NOT JUST ALL DRINKS! Fiiz features delicious cookies, soft pretzels and more!
Something else I thought was pretty cool about Fiiz is they even have a hidden menu (shh! Yes, a secret menu!) But, if you want to be in on the secret, follow them on Instagram where they post a “secret” item every week, something not found on the regular menu. Cool huh? They also offer a reward system, for every $1.00 you spend, you earn 5 points, which can be redeemed on any item on the menu and used anytime. Those points can add up pretty quickly. They even offer Door Dash which allows you to order your drinks and food from work or home, saving you time, and in some cases, your sanity. For the love of FIIZ, if you haven’t been……. what are you waiting for?
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