Author: Connection Publishing

Magazine Costs

Community Question Corner Question: Nothing is free. What is this new magazine costing us? Answer:   Now that the magazine is in full swing, it costs about the same as the single-page, monochrome newsletters you used to receive with your utility bill. The magazine costs Syracuse ten cents per copy (including postage). Advertising offsets the overall cost of printing and postage, which is facilitated by Connection Publishing, a publishing company located in North Ogden. For three months, while advertisers were being solicited, the City did pay pre-negotiated “buy-in” costs totaling $9,500. But now that those are in the past,...

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Hall of Fame

   25 years of celebrating the sports community in Syracuse The Syracuse City Recreation Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to honor coaches, boosters, and community members who served us as coaches, and a few teams of note. The recognition is offered in honor of each coach’s mentoring, while offering a guiding hand for our youth, city and programs. First honorees were announced on Heritage Days in 1993 on our baseball field. The diamonds were new and thanks to the fundraising efforts of our hall of fame honorees, the fields were surrounded with outfield safety fences. We raised...

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Parks and Recreation

Pitch, Hit & Run: Pitch, Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball/softball. There is NO registration fee to participate. Pitch, Hit & Run tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball- pitching, hitting and running. Participants will compete in each of the three components and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance. This year’s competition will take place Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 am at Founders Park (1700 South 1904 West). Please register online at www.pitchhitrun.com. Baseball Clinic: The Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with Syracuse...

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Striving for Resiliency in Syracuse

Imagine for a moment, a major event occurring in our area, be it an earthquake, flood, or Colossus shutting down at Lagoon. The latter being the most catastrophic, right? Contrary to what we see in movies, for the most part, we tend to step up when things go sideways to help our neighbors after making sure our own family is safe. One of the challenges we can face, however, is getting word out to others that we are safe, or if we need help—especially if normal methods of communication are out of order, like the phones. Recently, with Hurricane...

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Secondary Water

Clean your filters and have your valves turned off prior to April 15th. We hope to have the system to full pressure by April 18, 2018. Please call Public Works if you do not have secondary water by the 20th. There may be a delay in receiving secondary water if your area is involved in road construction.  What is an illicit discharge?  The EPA defines it as,”any discharge into a storm drain system that is not composed entirely of storm water”. Some examples of an illicit discharge: Improper disposal of yard debris, over fertilizing, blowing grass clippings, and or...

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Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening will be here at Syracuse Community Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these potentially life-saving tests today. Please refer to the web addresses to get more info about how you can sign up while receiving $10 off any package priced above $139. For only $139 (regularly $149) you can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease....

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Community Garden

The city will be providing garden plots for residents at Legacy Park (2356 South 1000 West). Individuals can purchase a maximum of two plots, one plot for $15.00 or two plots for $25.00.  Water will be available for irrigation (April 15th).  For an application or more information, please visit the Syracuse Community Center.  Plots will be assigned at time of registration. Share this:FacebookLike this:Like...

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Art Council

Cast auditions for Hairspray will be held Saturday, April 14, from 9am to 1pm at the Syracuse Community Center, 1912 W 1900 S. In an effort to reduce backlogs and long waits, please sign up online, at syracuseutaharts.org, and download an audition form. Although walk-ins are welcome, priority will be given to those with scheduled audition times. Please prepare a short excerpt (about 16 bars or 30 seconds) from a Broadway musical to sing in the style of the show. An accompanist will be available. Judges will also accept MP3 recordings. Bring your completed audition form, conflict calendar, and...

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Step Back into time to the Syracuse Resort

 Imagine at one time on the far northwest end of Antelope Drive stood a glorious bathing resort that enticed thousands of people from all over to come and enjoy its magic. The resort was beautifully landscaped with large trees, bushes and flowers. Picnic tables, bathing houses and a large pavilion where brass bands played music only added to the ambience of the long gone resort. Two men, Daniel C. Adams and Fred Keisel, had a dream, to build a first class bathing resort along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. In 1886 construction began. By 1887 seventy...

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Business Beat – Accucolor Digital Printing

  Lee and Judy Barrett were both working in various aspects of the medical industry in early 2007 when they decided to purchase a wide format printer to allow them to start printing banners and posters at home for several commercial projects in the area. They were hoping to eventually augment their retirement. They made the decision to open up a store front in Clearfield that offered full service digital printing services, along with their wide format printing. Their first store was located at the corner of 300 N 1000 W, Clearfield, in the old Maverik Building which they...

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Ogden Restaurant Week

Ogden Restaurant Week Ogden Restaurant Week is here and I can’t wait to try and eat at all 25 restaurants. I am a regular downtown diner, but the menu options offered up during this event are impossible to resist. If you haven’t been to Ogden Restaurant Week, it works like this: 25 of Ogden’s best independent, locally-owned restaurants will be featuring a fixed two-course lunch for $10 and three-course dinner for $17. These taste bud tingling specials will be offered from April 12-21st.  The opportunity to try multiple menu items makes this the perfect opportunity to get out and...

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Hike: Red Castle

Hidden deep in the Uinta Mountains is a picturesque, magnificent castle. No, not a medieval “knights of the round table” type castle, but a colossal mountain peak with vivid red rock cliffs. The splash of red illuminates the skyline as a glorious back drop to the mossy green meadows and deep blue lakes that surround it.  This hidden beauty is a short 150 mile drive from Ogden. The easiest way to get to China Meadows Trailhead (the trailhead that leads to Red Castle) is to take I-84 through Weber Canyon. Then you’ll merge onto I-80 toward Cheyenne. Next, take...

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Living with Depression

Depression may be the most discussed psychological problem in the country.  Unfortunately, as common as it is to hear about it, depression is often only vaguely understood. This article is designed to shed some light on a few factors that create depression and some things that can help alleviate it. What is depression? Depression is different for everybody, but there are some common ingredients that usually create deep depression. Most depressed people are facing something that is stretching their ability to cope. In response to that struggle, they sometimes do things that are meant to help but actually do...

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April Recipes: fresh tastes

  Homemade Teriyaki Sauce  by Baily Beckstrand (Instagram – Scratchkitchen2) 2 Tbsp. honey  ½ c. low sodium soy sauce  ¾ c. water  4 Tbsp. pack brown sugar  ½ tsp. minced ginger ½ tsp. minced garlic  2 Tbsp. corn starch + ¼ c. cold water 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional) In a medium sized sauce pan, whisk together honey, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, minced ginger and garlic over medium heat. Dissolve cornstarch with water in a separate small bowl. Slowly stir that into the sauce and cook until sauce begins to bubble and you reach desired thickness. Pour sauce...

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AARP Driver Safety Course 

The AARP Driver Safety classroom course is the nation’s first and largest course designed for drivers 50 and older. You’ll learn proven safety strategies to help maintain your confidence behind the wheel, so you can make new memories on the road. Plus, you could get a great discount on your car insurance! We will be offering an AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course here at the Syracuse Community Center on Friday, April 6, 2018. The class will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members, payable on the first...

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Mayor’s Message

Choice and Accountability I  shut my eyes and still see him in a brown, double-breasted suit, complete with a fedora each time he went to town. But clad in his second skin, simple overalls, he graced the halls of the Syracuse Elementary School during the 50’s and early 60’s. He was Mr. Marlin, the custodian, every child’s best friend. He sneaked taffy made by the cooks to children on a regular basis. My favorite, however, was the very sharp cheese he commandeered from the walk-in cooler. The cooks jokingly shook their ladles in pretend anger. Every afternoon as class...

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April Calendar of Events

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE Friday, April 6, 2018 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) $15/AARP members $20/non-AARP members RSVP at (801) 614-9660 #1 MONTHLY MOVIE Wednesday, April 11th @ 1 p.m. (Wonder) FREE ~ Please RSVP BUS TRIP Friday, April 6, 2018 (Leaves at 2:30 p.m.) ROVALI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO/25th Street, Ogden $2.00 for bus/Lunch is on your own (Payment due at time of Reservation) THINK TUESDAY Tuesday, April 17th @ 10 a.m. (Three to Kings) FREE ~ Please RSVP LUNCH & BINGO Friday, April 27th @ 12 Noon Guest Speaker: Brandon Hepner, Rock Run Physical Therapy (Back Pain) Suggested donation...

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AARP Driver Safety Course 

The AARP Driver Safety classroom course is the nation’s first and largest course designed for drivers 50 and older. You’ll learn proven safety strategies to help maintain your confidence behind the wheel, so you can make new memories on the road. Plus, you could get a great discount on your car insurance! We will be offering an AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course here at the Syracuse Community Center on Friday, April 6, 2018. The class will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members, payable on the first...

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Miss Syracuse Pageant

Calling all young women in Syracuse! Come be a part of something that can change your life! The Miss Syracuse Pageant teaches self confidence, interview skills, creating a resume, service in your community and getting to know your local government leaders. You will make friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. We have eliminated the Swimsuit Competition and added a Community Service Project. Over $6,000 in cash and scholarships are awarded! Applications are available Feb. 5 – Mar. 30 at the Community Center, Jr. High and High School offices. Teens (ages 14-17) and Miss (ages 17-22). Orientation...

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City Easter Egg Hunt

Upcoming Events March 31st – Easter Egg Hunt 10AM SHARP! The annual Syracuse Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Founder’s Park on Saturday, March 31, at 10am SHARP!  Children 11 years of age and younger are welcome to participate.  The Easter Bunny will be available for picture-taking with the children.  Accommodations for special needs children will be available.  Volunteers are needed to help stuff eggs.  If you are interested, please call the Syracuse Community Center at 801-614-9660 opt. 1 Volunteer Opportunities Egg Stuffing – must be completed and dropped off by Friday, March 30th For more information visit...

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Hug Hes Cafe

Last month my family and I visited relatives in Utah to spend New Year’s with them. There was a large group of us and we found ourselves on Friday night wanting to go out to dinner (since most of us had prepared holiday meals and didn’t want to cook).  On my uncle’s recommendation, we went to try a nearby restaurant called Hug-Hes Cafe.  We gave them notice that we needed a table for fourteen and it was waiting when we arrived.  The restaurant was busy (always a good sign), clean and our server was friendly.  The interior contained mostly...

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MaidPro Business Spotlight

After six years of serving in the Air Force and spending time at Hill Air Force base, Preston and Kassitty Knight had to make a choice: take a transfer out of the country, or retire from military life and move into civilian life. Preston was an air traffic controller and had experienced a fascinating career in the Air Force. He had been at Hill Air Force Base when the military switched over from the F-16 to the new and improved F-35 fighter jets. He also loved when he was able to serve as Commanding Officer in Charge over the...

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Hike: Cutler Trail

If you live in Utah, you know that it can be a very long wait for spring. Even this year, when we’ve barely had winter. My solution: don’t wait until spring to get out in the mountains! The Wasatch Mountains are spectacular under snow. The air is crisp and fresh, and the trees smell amazing. When everything is under snow, you and your snowshoes have complete freedom. You can go anywhere you want!  Okay, almost anywhere you want. Yes, please use common sense, and pay attention to the terrain, the weather, and be mindful of obstacles which may hide...

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