Change is pivotal to a community's growth and development and very fulfilling for the people who initiate it, both career-wise and personally. The change should be impactful, inspiring, positive, and engaging for it to result in all these different benefits. Notable changes, when successfully implemented, can help solve problems, improve the quality of life, foster peace, … [Read more...]
Tuesday Night Jam Sessions at Gracie’s Foster a Sense of Community
In the 1980s, Americans tuned in their TVs to watch a show about a bar where “everybody knows your name.” Cheers was a top-running show for a long time because the world could appreciate the feeling of having a place where you could really be accepted as yourself. Just as important, the characters accepted each other even after they had one too many beers. Oh, how times have … [Read more...]
X96 Radio From Hell Show: Still Hell After All These Years
Radio From Hell on X-96 continues to find success in "Sticking it to the Man." Outposts of 1980s counterculture in the Salt Lake Valley like Cosmic Aeroplane Records, Bandaloops Café, The Speedway Café, and dance clubs like the Palladium and Ritz, have all disappeared over the decades like so much clove cigarette smoke. But, while the places are gone and the patrons … [Read more...]
Utah Moms Compete on Fox’s LEGO® Masters
Jen Smart is an ER and ICU nurse, and a mother of 6. Susan Earls owns Rosebud Antiques in Pleasant Grove and is the mother of 2. Both Women live in American Fork and they are partners in the current season of Fox’s LEGO® Masters. The competition features two person teams who complete building challenges, using 5 million LEGO® bricks, each week for a chance to win the $100,000 … [Read more...]
East African Goat Project of Utah: Refugee Kids Connecting with Their Heritage through Goat Husbandry
“It was really difficult to teach the kids how to handle a goat over Zoom,” says Katherine Wright, Goat Project Coordinator for the East African Goat Project of Utah. Like many youth activities in 2020, the Goat Project had to go remote and Wright can’t wait to get back in person with the refugee youth this spring. Teaching kids the basics of goat husbandry using dogs … [Read more...]
What are those Take-a-Book Leave-a-Book Boxes You’ve been seeing in Sugar House all about?
In our wonderful, whimsical, walkable Sugar House, among my favorite things to discover are the take-a-book leave-a-book boxes known as Little Free Libraries. These are small, sidewalk adjacent book houses eagerly waiting to share their contents with a passerby. They may be simple or elaborate, small or roomy, no-nonsense or fanciful. They may reflect the personality of their … [Read more...]
Is this city project going to obliterate Sugar House businesses?
When Sugar House area business owners were informed that Highland Drive would close north of 2100 South this fall for a long-awaited curb and gutter project, the community uttered a collective “not now.” “If the whole street was closed, it would be worse than COVID,” said Pam Tedersen, owner of the Central Book Exchange. The project has been on Salt Lake City’s to-do list … [Read more...]
LOCAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB EMPLOYEE NAMED 2020 MAYTAG DEPENDABLE LEADER
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake’s Dar Dixon Honored for Helping Young People Achieve Great Futures; Receives $20,000 Financial Grant for the Organization to Enhance Youth Development Programming Darlene “Dar” Dixon, Area Director for the Boys & Girls Club in Tooele, received a 2020 Maytag Dependable Leader Award for her tremendous commitment to helping youth … [Read more...]
And She’s Dope Too: Women’s Adventure Collective Embraces the Outdoors
Have you ever taken a girls’ trip that involved paddle boarding, trail running, and mountain biking, followed by nights around a campfire? If not, AndShesDopeToo (ASDT) is here to help you have this unforgettable experience. I asked Jennifer Killian, founder of ASDT, what made her start the Ogden-based outdoor women’s collective. She explained that the business grew as a … [Read more...]
Is the Coworking Space Model Oversaturated?
Work Hive SLC Listen to the podcast Mark Morris started Work Hive in 2012. He says it was an accident. One friend was a landscape architect like himself and another was a traditional architect. All three of them needed a workspace. "We had a little bit more room than we needed. We had a few empty desks. And we had six desks, and those filled up pretty quickly. It was an … [Read more...]