Parks and Recreation

Youth sports Baseball/Softball Registration February 1- March 31 This program is for pre-kindergartners (must be 5 before September 1, 2019) thru 9th grade. The cost/league is as follows: T-Ball and Coach Pitch ($40). Machine Pitch ($45); Minor/Major ($50); Jr. High ($55). Registration fee includes a jersey and hat. Little Dancers (Spring) (3-5-year-olds)  This is a fun introduction to dance.  Children will explore their movement potential … Continue reading Parks and Recreation

Recalling Stoker’s Nursery

As soon as we got out of the truck we were met by a tall young man who said, “Welcome to Stoker Nursery. I’m Sid, anything we can help with?” We were introduced to the entire family there (Dad, Delmer; Mom, Ardell; Sister, Sheila) because it truly was a family business. This was the beginning of a long friendship with the family. Later as I … Continue reading Recalling Stoker’s Nursery

Are you lucky?

Why do some people seem to have the odds always in their favor? Some people have all the luck! Have you ever known someone who was extremely lucky? Someone who seems to not only have a silver lining to their clouds but the rain drops are also diamonds! I am not talking about someone who is by nature positive or optimistic, but I am referring … Continue reading Are you lucky?

Green Enchilada Verdes

Celebrate with Green! I love making unique “green” food for my family’s St. Patrick’s Day meal. These enchiladas are full of flavor and are an easy weeknight dinner. They taste like you spent hours though! Split into two pans and pop one in the freezer to have on hand for busy nights or unexpected guests. Enchiladas Verdes 2 cups rotisserie chicken,shredded 1 teaspoon garlic powder … Continue reading Green Enchilada Verdes

BRIXTON’S POTATO

When I first met my wife, she and I were both starving college students. This poorness was ever present in our grocery shopping. I would go to Melissa’s apartment and she would be eating dinner, which usually consisted of a baked potato. That was it. Sometimes, when she could afford it, she would put ketchup on the potato, but she couldn’t afford toppings. I thought … Continue reading BRIXTON’S POTATO

Community Question Corner

Question: Why didn’t the City plow or salt my road? Answer:  There could be several reasons that a particular road is not plowed. Sometimes, vehicles parked on the road prevent plowing, but it may be because the storm was not heavy enough. In 2008, the City Council adopted a policy governing snow removal, which we still follow:   Large storms (4-inches or more) – plows … Continue reading Community Question Corner

From the Mayor

During the Continental Congress held in 1775, Benjamin Franklin was appointed the Postmaster General of the colonies that were uniting themselves against Great Britain.  By 1847, the first US postage stamps were issued. In 1855 prepayment of postage was required. In 1860 the Pony Express was begun. This year we will celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of transcontinental rail service. By 1863, mid-way through the Civil … Continue reading From the Mayor

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

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