The Gaileys 50 Years of Life Together

This is the love story of Mike and Jayne Gailey who have been married for nearly 50 years. Mike comes from generations of family members born and raised in Syracuse. The earliest were subsistence farmers. Having spent most of his life here, he is grateful his wife was willing to follow him to Syracuse many years ago. While Mike’s parents were building their dream home … Continue reading The Gaileys 50 Years of Life Together

Ham & Cheese Frittata for Two

Ham & Cheese Frittata for Two Whip up a delicious breakfast for the one you love this Valentine’s Day with this easy frittata recipe.   Made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand, it takes only 20 minutes to make and is just the right size for two.  Switch up the veggies, cheese, and meat to your liking. Frittatas are completely … Continue reading Ham & Cheese Frittata for Two

The Fire that Destroyed a Church in 1940

The Fire that Destroyed a Church in 1940 Fire raged through the old Syracuse Ward House in October 1940. Ivar Youngberg, a Syracuse factory worker, noticed a light and smoke in the church on his way to work at 11:00 p.m. and called Sheriff Joseph Holbrook. Sheriff Holbrook called the Layton Fire department as flames leaped from the brick structure and the Kaysville fire department … Continue reading The Fire that Destroyed a Church in 1940

Ruby Red Velvet Crumble Muffins

Give your Valentine his or her true heart’s desire this year with a homemade decadent breakfast sweet in love’s favorite shade of red. These tender muffins are a cinch to bake and almost too pretty to eat. Serve them slightly warm with a generous pat of softened butter for a treat that’s sure to win over taste buds and hearts alike. Makes 12 muffins Ingredients: … Continue reading Ruby Red Velvet Crumble Muffins

Speckled Cloverleaf Rolls

By Shauna Havey from @haveyourselfatime on Instagram. Cloverleaf rolls get their name because of their fun, distinctive shape that resembles a three-leaf clover.  Easy to make, and fun to eat, these buttery rolls break apart in perfect pieces to dunk into your favorite winter soup.  My version is sprinkled with a bit of parmesan and some red pepper flakes for a little kick, but feel … Continue reading Speckled Cloverleaf Rolls

Library Expansion

Construction on the old Syracuse Library began in the middle of November, helping to ready the building for its large expansion. The renovation and expansion will invigorate the community around it.  “We are very excited to be able to move forward. We appreciate the patience of our patrons. We will not be able to keep the library open during construction because it would not be … Continue reading Library Expansion

Recipe: Stuffed Pepper Soup

It is COLD outside!  Combat the freezing temperatures with hot soup and fluffy rolls.  To make things easier, the soup is a one-pot meal! Stuffed Pepper Soup If you’re a fan of stuffed bell peppers, you will love this hearty, warm winter soup.  All the robust Italian flavors in the classic baked dish are here, but in an easy to throw together, one pot meal.  … Continue reading Recipe: Stuffed Pepper Soup

Monday Fun Day Activities

How to have fun when it’s too cold outside I don’t know about your family, but on those cold days, especially if we don’t have snow, we find ourselves spending way too much time in front of electronics. Coming up with ideas to keep the kiddos entertained on those days can be quite challenging. Pinterest has loads of ideas. Crafts, games, sewing projects and baking … Continue reading Monday Fun Day Activities

Don’t Be Almost, Decide to Be!

I used to have a serious problem with goals. I have always been a bit of a perfectionist and that can be painful when you set goals. Because if you set goals that stretch you, you are bound to fail sometimes, if not often. That does not sit well in the over-particular brain of a perfectionist. I became so frustrated with goals several years ago that … Continue reading Don’t Be Almost, Decide to Be!

Local Author Spotlight: John Lott

Syracuse houses many creative minds, one of them being John Lott. He has written four series, with three of them still in progress.  Mr. Lott isn’t only an author; he has been a teacher for 14 years and currently teaches sixth grade at Wasatch Peak Academy. “I love to bounce ideas off the kids [I teach]. If they don’t understand it, then I know I … Continue reading Local Author Spotlight: John Lott

Utah Furniture Direct

The great American entrepreneur is defined by several things. One of the most valuable is his ability to see an opportunity in doing things differently. Often, entrepreneurs can solve issues that bigger companies are unwilling or unable to solve because they are smaller and more agile with much smaller expenses. Utah Furniture Direct was born out of such an opportunity. For the past 14 years, … Continue reading Utah Furniture Direct