Author: Connection Publishing

Precious Pets – Bear and Toby

These two beloved pets take very  good care of their family. Bear came to us shortly after our daughter was stillborn. To say he’s been a blessing to our family is an understatement because he brought us joy during a time when we weren’t capable of feeling it on our own. He’s become a skilled therapy dog and is notorious for seeking out people who are feeling stressed or anxious and sitting next to them so they can fluff his fur and scratch his ears. It’s as if he knows his calling in life is to absorb everyone’s stresses....

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Students of the Month

Courtney Shupe Syracuse Elementary Courtney is a quiet leader and an example to our class. She ALWAYS does what she’s suppose to and never seeks recognition. She is a stellar student in every way. She has authored 7 books ranging from 130-250 pages each. She is an extremely talented artist and a straight A student. She is humble and always promotes others. She participated in the school choir and was a lead in our sixth grade Shakespeare play. She has been nominated as a PBIS Student of the Month and has earned the end of term PBIS party each...

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Own A Piece of the Island

Syracuse Parks and Recreation is accepting contributions to have your name engraved in the desert-scape that will be incorporated in the Syracuse ISLAND at Centennial Park. Donation levels are as follows: • Buffalo – $150 • Antelope – $500 • Big Horn – $1,000 • Owl – $5,000 • Eagle – Champion Level       Contributor Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailLike this:Like...

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Biz Beat – Tobin’s Elite School of Martial Arts

Sometimes opportunity is born out of trial. Tobin’s Elite is one of those opportunities. Mike Tobin had worked on his skill as a martial artist and a sensei since he was four years old. The studio he had worked for the last 13 years suddenly closed and went out of business, leaving everyone without a place to practice and train. With the support of the families of the students, they were able to quickly scramble and reopen the dojo within 48 hours. Mike remembers it being difficult but worth it to get everything put together. He praises the families...

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Syracuse Lady Lions

What an amazing group of ladies! I sat in on one of The Syracuse Lady Lions monthly dinner meetings a couple of weeks ago and felt the love they have for the community. One member, Colleen Dahl Thurgood, spoke of a recent day that a young boy from a local elementary school came up to her and said he loves her and gave her a big hug. She has been helping him with his reading this year and they have become good friends. Responses like this are what keep these Lady Lions volunteering and looking for ways to serve. ...

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Community Question Corner – Our culinary water rates have increased. Why?

Answer:  The City Council rate increase addresses three issues: (1) rate increases from Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, (2) paying for necessary City infrastructure projects, and (3) equitably requiring higher fees from those using more water. Each year, the City is assessed a fee from the District for culinary water. Beginning in 2017, the District began increasing their fees; the increases are scheduled to continue through 2022. To remain solvent and have funds to cover its own projects, the City needed to pass through that rate increase to users. The City’s culinary system needs upgrades – and in some...

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Make a Family – Emergency Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area (visit: www.ready.gov/be-informed).  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these four questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan. 1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?    (visit: www.ready.gov/alerts) 2. What is my shelter plan?    (visit: www.ready.gov/shelter) 3. What is my evacuation route?     (visit: https://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-  ...

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City Council Meeting Summary

The City Council met in a business meeting on May 8, 2018. Detailed Council packets containing further information about the presentations that were made to the Council are available on the City’s website, www.syracuseut.com.  Following is a summary of major actions taken at the meeting: May 8 Business Meeting:  As part of their consent agenda, the Council appointed new members to the Syracuse Arts Council; approved amendments to the City’s Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual; adopted an ordinance amending the City’s regulations for door-to-door solicitors; approved an interlocal agreement with West Point City for the maintenance of storm and...

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Arts Council

The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra will present their Popping Into Summer concert on June 4, at 7pm in the Syracuse High School auditorium. With lots of pop music, this program will motivate you to dance into the summer months with a smile. Take advantage of this free event with the whole family! Tickets for this summer’s musical, Hairspray, are now on sale. Like our Facebook page for discounts, and visit syracuseutaharts.org for more information. If you would like the chance to see the show for free, email us, at volunteer@syracuseutaharts.org, and offer to be an usher during the performances. There...

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Public works

Conservation Tips- To follow the weekly lawn watering guide visit https://conservewater.utah.gov/guide.html Please refer to the city website for road construction updates. www.syracuseut.com 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.  Grass clippings are high in phosphorus which is a major pollutant in our waterbodies. When applying fertilizer or pesticide, be careful not...

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Mayor’s Message

I ran everywhere! I never walked. I ran because it felt good. Perhaps you remember the feeling. And, when Mama bought me a new pair of PF Flyers® in the second grade, I knew I was going to be invincible on the playground.  You see, I was the ringleader in the game of kiss tag in Mrs. Bessie Schoenfeld’s second grade class at Syracuse Elementary. One day after lunch recess, Mrs. Schoenfeld pulled me aside and said that Mr. Gailey, the principal, wanted to see me. Now, Mr. Gailey was Mr. Clyde Hyrum Gailey, my father’s distant cousin. I remember...

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Parks and Rec

Youth sports –Storm Football Registration will be held on the following days in JUNE.   Fridays: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 (Time: 3pm-6pm) Saturdays: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 (Time: 9am-12pm) Tuesday: June 26 (Time: 3pm-6pm) This program is for ages 7-15 (age as of August 31, 2018). *15 year olds must be in Jr. High 2018/2019 school year. To register, every player will need a recent physical and a copy of his/her birth certificate,proof of Medical Insurance (Insurance Waiver), and proof of Syracuse residency (Syracuse City water bill). **Attention: Registration will not...

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Calendar of Events

MONTHLY MOVIE Wednesday, June 13th @ 1 p.m. (The Greatest Showman) FREE ~ Please RSVP THINK TUESDAY Tuesday, June 19th @ 10 a.m. (Mexican Train) FREE ~ Please RSVP SENIOR CITIZENS HERITAGE DAYS LUNCHEON Tuesday, June 26th @ 12 Noon Bingo, Raffle, Musical Entertainment $1.00/per person Payment due by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 BUS TRIP Wednesday, June 27th (Leaves at 6:30 p.m.) AMERICAN WEST SYMPHONY & CHORUS/Sandy Amphitheater $2.00 per person/This is an outdoor event (Payment due at time of Reservation) CHAIR & REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGES Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 8 a.m. to 11 a.m....

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High School Graduation, Circa 1900s

This month we will see the end of the yearly ritual of high school graduations. Seniors, happy to have finished that milestone in their lives, now look forward to college or jobs or whatever their plans are. For most teens, completing the 12th grade is expected, but one hundred plus years ago, it wasn’t the norm. Many young people went to only the 8th grade, as that much education would provide the skills necessary to get a basic job or help run the family farm. College expectations were rare, unless you were wealthy. For those lucky few who were able...

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A Insurance – Home Emergencies

What would you do if your home was destroyed by a fire, or one of your water pipes burst while you were on vacation, or a burglar stole valuable items from your home?  You can’t prepare for everything, but planning for the unexpected when dealing with property claims could make these situations easier to handle.  Below are some things to consider before a loss happens:  • Take photographs with a phone camera to document ownership of items.  • Walk room by room, making notes of items. Don’t forget things like artwork, bedding and clothing.  • Prepare an inventory list...

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Hike Angel’s Landing

On April 3, during spring break, I got the amazing opportunity to hike Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. This was definitely on my bucket list, and I was excited to cross it off. Angel’s Landing is around 5 miles round trip, the first half of it being steep, but not unbearable. Once you hiked up the beautiful pathway to the Saddle, that’s when the real challenge begins. The strenuous part of the trail starts with slanting red rock, nothing but a thick metal chain keeping you from falling off the sheer 1,500 foot cliffs. Naturally, I was slightly...

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Delicious Recipes

The Best Soft  Chocolate Chip Cookies  By Melissa Spelts  I found this recipe on pinchofyum.com and it’s become a new favorite in our house. These cookies come out very soft and thick. If this is a combination that you like, try this recipe.  Preheat oven to 350. Bake 9-11 minutes.  8 tbsp. of salted butter (softened) ½ c. white sugar  ¼ c. light brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla  1 egg 1 ½ c. all purpose flour (add more flour if the dough isn’t crumbly) ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt (but I always add a little extra)  ¾...

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Precious Pets – Nina

On our little farm, Iron Wings Ranch, pretty much all animals of all makes and models are welcome. In the beginning, we started with just horses. My goal was to take horses out of bad situations and provide them with care and love until I could find a family they fit into that would become their forever home. The horses were not alone for long though! Before I knew it, people were bringing me animals from all over that they could no longer take care of. Within a year, my son TJ and I had horses, sheep, goats, chickens,...

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The Blessings & Challenges of Motherhood

While I was growing up, I was often asked by adults, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer was always the same, I wanted to be a mom. Even in high school when all my friends were dreaming of becoming nurses or teachers or many other awesome things, I struggled finding a direction because being a mom had always been my wish.  After Ryan and I were married we struggled to get pregnant. It took us two years to get our Koby boy here. I thought we were going to have to adopt and...

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Police Department

Each year, May 15th is set aside as National Peace Officers Memorial Day to pay tribute to those law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. On May 13th, thousands will gather at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in our Nation’s capital to participate in a candlelight vigil. As part of that ceremony, there is a reading of the names that will be added to the walls of the memorial; the names of almost 400 law enforcement officers will be read and then take their place on...

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Princess Academy Fundraiser

Calling all little girls ages 3-11! Come join our Princess Academy!  You can come in your favorite princess dress and get your hair and nails done, make a craft, learn table etiquette at a princess “tea party”, learn a dance, get your picture taken with the 2017 Miss Syracuse Queens and get 2 FREE tickets to the Miss Syracuse Pageant on June 23rd where you will perform the dance you learned.  When: Saturday, May 19th; pick from two sessions: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM or 1:00-3:00 PM Where: Syracuse City Community Center Cost: $25 per girl with a $5 discount for...

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Pelicans at Jensen Pond

We always talk about paradise, looking everywhere for it, yet sometimes it is right under our noses. In fact, life gets so busy running daily errands we can pass right by it and not even notice. I know I have been guilty of that in the past; however, it was by pure chance one day, I was sleepy and wanted a quiet place to take a quick nap. Being a senior over 70 I can get away with taking a nap in the middle of the day. I call those sweet moments “snaps”. As luck would have it, I...

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Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus affects 1.5 million Americans which is more than MS, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and cerebral palsy combined! 90% of those with lupus are women. Lupus causes inflammation which can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Unfortunately there is no known cure for lupus.   I am Heather Kapp and I live here in Syracuse. I am 43 years old and was diagnosed with the disease in September 1995 after giving birth to my first child. Often the onset or first major flare-up is caused by a major...

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