Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another Local Store Closing


Sad news. Casper's Malt Shoppe in Providence is closing its doors forever on March 9th, 2012. Fortunately the makers of the original Fat Boy will be keeping their Richmond, UT factory open as well as the malt shoppe location adjacent to the factory.

Until then they will still be open for regular business, Monday through Thursday until Midnight and Friday through Saturday until 1am, closed Sundays. For more information call 435.713.0056

Things To Do In Logan: Saturday 03/03/12 Events

NASA SPACE SCIENCE DAY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND UPPER LEVEL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Register and bring your kids to this event that will have an everlasting impact on your children's future. The Society of Hispanics Professional Engineers-USU has been selected for a second year in a row to host the NASA Space Science Day (NSSD) at USU on March 3, 2012. Thanks to this, local middle school students now have the opportunity to experience firsthand the work of real NASA scientists. The NSSD brings together scientists and engineers from NASA to instruct, discuss and present interesting demonstrations and activities to local middle school students about relevant scientific topics in an effort to encourage the children to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Location: USU Engineering Building. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and General Public. Admission Info: The NASA Space Science Day (NSSD) is a TOTALLY FREE event. Parents will need to drop off their kids at 9:00 am at the USU University Inn and pick them up at the same place at 4:30 pm (food will be provided). Website: http://www.shpeusu.com/ Contact: Indhira Hasbun, 435-764-5715, shpeusu@gmail.com

SATURDAY SOLE-DIERS RUN
El Sole: Cache Valley Running Club will be hosting a weekly run. This Saturday the run starts at 10am. Website: http://elsolerc.blogspot.com/

SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM
The Evolution of the Jazz Revolution. The USU Museum of Anthropology invites you to get ready for a toe tapping good time as we explore jazz music. At 12PM and 2PM come listen to one of USU's jazz bands. A presentation on the history of jazz music will be available at 11AM and 1PM. Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, 435-797-7545, anthromuseum@usu.edu Website: http://anthromuseum.usu.edu/ Time: 10AM-4PM. Date: Saturday March 3, 2012 Location: USU Museum of Anthropology, Old Main, Room 252, 0730 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322. Cost: Free.

SNOWSHOE TO BRIDGER LOOK-OFF
The Cache Hikers will host a snowshoe-only trip to Bridger Look-off. This is a moderate activity. Bring food, water, and extra clothing. Make sure your equipment is adequate and that you have the skill and stamina necessary for the trip. Contact: Jim, 435-760-5049. Website: http://www.cachehikers.org/ Time: 10AM. Date: Saturday March 3, 2012. Location: Smith's Marketplace SW Corner, 750 N Main, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: Free.

LDS LIFETIME CONVERSION CONFERENCE
"When Thou Art Converted," Lifetime Conversion Conference. All are invited to attend. Keynote Speakers: Brother Brad Wilcox & Brother Dee Barrett. There will also be several workshops taught by the following: Brother Luell Perrett; President & Sister Woodland; President & Sister Watterson; President & Sister Greene; Sister Janis Lindley; and Brother Travis Steward. This special conference will be held in the Institute Cultural Center at USU from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m on Saturday, March 3rd, lunch will be served. You don’t want to miss this one. Location: LDS Institute. Open To: USU Students and the General Public. Admission Info: Free Admission. Contact: Isaac Allred, 801-927-8227, isaac88john@gmail.com

LOST TREASURES OF USU
The “Lost Treasures of Utah State University” exhibit will feature artwork that has been long forgotten by most. The exhibit will feature generations of art from Utah State’s history. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center. When: Feb. 21 - Mar 22 10am to 5pm. Cost: Free and open to the public.


CACHE VALLEY COWBOY RENDEZVOUS
The 2012 Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous (a reunion of Cowboy Poets, musicians and artisans) will be held March 1st thru March 4th at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum. Featuring a concert by Michael Martin Murphey on Thurs, March 1st at 7p.m./ Dave Stamey (w guests Mary Kaye, Stan Tixier & CR Wood) on Friday, March 2nd at 7p.m. and a Cowboy Family Dance on Saturday night at 7p.m. featuring Michael Martin Murphey & the Rio Grande band (featuring guitarist Pat Flynn). Also 3 stages of continuous Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Friday 5-10 p.m. & Saturday 10 – 9 p.m. Also Western Trading Post Vendors, Dutch Oven Dinners, Youth Poetry Contest and Kids’ Corral. For information at tickets: http://www.blogger.com/www.cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com or purchase tickets at Macey’s in Providence or IFA in Hyde Park.


FUNDRAISER PRINCESS PARTY
The Jon M. Huntsman school of business is hosting a Princess Party Fundraiser this saturday at Castle Manor in Hyde Park. Bring your little princess down for a day of fun. Activities include fingernail painting, face painting, tea party, pictures, and more. This fundraiser is to raise money with Effect International to build a school in India for children that don't have the opportunity to receive an education of any kind. 100% of money raised will go towards building a school. Website: http://usuprincessparty.blogspot.com/ Contact: Samantha Burrows, Phone: 775-815-2620, Email: sburrows1028@gmail.com Where: 170 W 3900 N, Hyde Park. When: Saturday, March 3rd from 11am to 3pm. Cost: $15 pre-registered before Saturday, $20 day of (includes admission for one child accompanied by an adult).

COOKING CLASS @ KITCHEN KNEADS
Couldn't we all use a little more time in the day? With the electric pressure cooker in your kitchen you can cut down on your time spent in the kitchen so you can spend more time out of the kitchen. Resident Chef, JaDene Denniston has all the tools you'll need to master this appliance. It's soon to become your favorite! When: Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m. Menu: Shredded Sweet Pork, Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, Spicy Ranch Dressing. Price: $15.00. Contact: 435-752-9220 chris@luvtocook.com Where: 1211 N Main, Logan.


ANNUAL USU POW WOW
The USU Native American Student Council invites you to attend the 39th Annual USU Pow Wow at the USU Nelson Field house. Event Hours: Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, noon-midnight. Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon and 6 p.m. Experience centuries-old traditions through display of dance, music and vibrant regalia filled with sacred legends and meanings. Enjoy traditional and contemporary foods. Visit the Native American art, crafts, and jewelry vendors. The USU Pow Wow; a true Aggie tradition. Free parking in the Taggart Student Center Parking Terrace. Location: USU Nelson Field House. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: USU Students (w/ ID) $3, General Public $4, 65+ and up: $3, Children 7 and under: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/accesscenter/powwow.cfm Contact: Sandra McCabe, 435-797-1728, sandra.mccabe@usu.edu


GARDEN PARTY @ THE CHILDREN'S PLACE
Hop into The Children's Place in the Cache Valley Mall for sweet treats, special deals, and more. When: Saturday, March 3rd from Noon to 4pm.


HOT HULA FITNESS







Are you Bikini ready for Spring Break? Let Hot Hula Fitness get you into shape Island Style! All ages and fitness levels will enjoy HOT HULA fitness® is a fun, new and exciting dance workout. It provides a total body workout in 6o minutes. HOT HULA fitness® isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands. When: Saturday from 1pm-3pm in the USU Theater Dance Hall Chase Fine Arts Building. The cover charge will be $5 with 50% of the proceeds going a DONATION to the USU Theater Department. Bring you Lava Lava (Sarong) and get your groove on! There will be Raffle Prizes! SAVE THE DATE MARCH THIRD, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, SISTERS, WIVES, NEIGHBORS ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTY! Got Questions please call Bethany Deal your local HHF Instructor 916-880-6088.




SNC SNOWSHOE SATURDAY: SURVIVAL SKILLS
This outing is designed to teach individuals basic survival skills related to the winter season. Participants will learn to build snow shelters, multiple methods of starting (and keeping) a fire, and ways to obtain food and water. This is a great opportunity to learn hands-on, basic survival and outdoor skills. Cocoa, treats, and snowshoes provided. Registration required. When: Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Where: Meet at USFS District Office. For more information call 435-755-3239 or email nature@logannature.org.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Lewiston Elementary’s Drama Club presents “The Wizard of Oz” on Wed, Feb 29th at 7p.m. and Saturday, March 3rd at 5p.m. at the school (107 E 200 South) in Lewiston. ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ and support the hard-working and talented students. Admission is free.

INTERNET CAFE @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
Come and enjoy our cozy atmosphere, free wi-fi, and custom specialty drinks! You can snack on all our regular concessions, too! 6PM until midnight.

LIVE MUSIC @ PIER 49 PIZZA
Come enjoy the live music of Keiyana Osmond at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza in Providence, across from Maceys. When: Saturday, March 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. Cost: No cover charge but tips are appreciated.

DANCING AT ELITE HALL
This is a big-band swing dance complete with lessons before the dance! We're able to do this on an awesome spring loaded dance floor at Elite Hall. Everybody dresses up in best dress and we dance the night away. You're bound to see some great Lindy Hop and Charleston! Where: 83 W Main, Hyrum. Contact: Mark Lindsey, swing.usu@gmail.com Website: www.usu.edu/swing When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 7pm. Cost: $3.

USU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Aggie Women’s Basketball in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Aggies will be taking on San Jose State. When: Saturday @ 7p.m. For tickets: (435-797-0305 or 888-U-STATE-1) or http://www.utahstateaggies.com/


GCOA BENEFIT: MARCH FOR SNOW
Common Ground is hosting a benefit night “March for Snow” on Saturday, March 3 from 7:30-10:30. There will be live music by Wasatch Back, dinner catered by Café Sabor, outdoor firepits with a s’more station, and raffle prizes. The event will be held at the Common Ground office (335 N. 100 E. Logan, UT). Tickets will be sold for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Please RSVP to Jami Dickerson at (435) 713-0288.

SQUARE DANCING LESSONS
If you want to have a lot of fun, find a new way to exercise and hang out with the craziest bunch of people you’ve ever met, you need to try Square Dancing with us! We dance most Saturday nights from 7:30 until 10:00 The first two lessons are FREE and singles are welcome. Contact: Jerry Andrews 435-890-2397 jerryanda1@live.com Location: 1650 E 1600 N, North Logan, UT


THE WIZARD OF OZ
The Old Barn Theatre proudly presents The Wizard Of Oz. When a tornado carris Dorothy's house away to a magical land, she embarks on a quest to find the Wizard of Oz who can help her return home. Dorothy and the friends she meets along the way are troubled by the wicked witch who wants Dorothy's ruby slippers. After melting the wicked witch, Dorothy discovers that she had the ability to get home all along. There's no place like home! When: March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10*, 10, 12, 16, 17*, 17, 19, 23, 24. Shows are at 7:30pm *Matinees are at 2:30pm
Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Cost: Adults $8, Child (12 & under) $7, Senior (60+) $7, Family (Up to 6 family members) $25. Online Tickets or Call in Reservations (435-458-2276) are highly recommended. Website: http://www.oldbarn.org/


PIRATES OF PENZANCE
'The Pirates of Penzance' is a comedic operetta about a man named Frederic, a crew of pirates, a Major-General and his many unwed daughters and a timid constable and his men. Love, laughter and swash-buckling adventure will guarantee fun. Location: USU Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Adults $18, Youth/Senior $15, USU Faculty/Staff $10, USU Students free w/ID. When: March 1-3 and 7-10 @ 7:30pm. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Contact: CCA Box Office, 435-797-8022, ccatickets@usu.edu


CINDERELLA BY RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
The Heritage Community Theatre in Perry proudly presents Cinderella! Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Where: 2505 S HWY 89, Perry, UT. When: 7:30pm on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays February 24 through March 24, with Matinees March 3 & 10 @ 2pm. For tickets call 435.723.8392 Monday, Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm, or visit their website http://www.heritagetheatreutah.com/

LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
More Than A Remnant, w/Refuge, In Ten Cities. (Metal/Hardcore). When: Saturday, March 3rd @ 8pm. Cost: $5. Where: 30 Federal Ave, Logan.

IMPROV COMEDY @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
Logan Out Loud is a local comedy group, that has some of the best talent that we've seen in the valley! Come enjoy the MC "Blaydor", a centacorn (unicorn+centaur), with his atrociously hilarious comments, and PG-13 humor. When Sat 9pm – 10pm. Cost: $5

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Cookbook: The Recipes, Part 1

Welcome back to the continuation of the 1935 cookbook "The New Art" Created by General Electric Kitchen Institute. And now, may I present, The Recipes!



I don't know how many of you have ever used an icebox before, but the results are only marginally better than an igloo cooler. You may laugh when you read the affirmations of a "constant low-temperature", but it really was an innovation. It meant that instead of preparing everything right when it needed to be served and hoping it was cold enough to still taste fresh, you could prepare it days in advance and not spend the entire night in the kitchen. I think we really take refrigerators for granted.



Funny I've never had to coax or bribe my appetite, quite the opposite in fact.



Even in 1935 they knew everything was better wrapped in bacon...although luckily we've realized that not everything is better covered in gelatin.



I'm not sure which I DON'T want to try more, the potato chips spread with anchovy paste ~OR~ the equal parts of tongue, calf's brain, and cooked spinach mixed with mayo and served on Rye Krispies. And I'm picturing the pork sausaged with salted almonds stuck at each end and I can't help but laugh, in my head they look like teeny tiny rolling pins made of meat.



And now we get to the beverages, which actually sound really good and look really good. You can't really go wrong when you make a basic simple syrup, as described above, and keep it handy in the fridge. You can also make great fruit flavored simple syrups to give as gifts. Here is a link to my fruit simple syrup recipe on Tasty Kitchen.

http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/homemade-ingredients/fruit-flavored-simple-syrup/

Just make up a batch, pour it into a mason jar and tie with some rafia or ribbon and it makes a nice and easy housewarming/thank you/hostess gift.



Ok I'm DEFINITELY making that top one, kind of wish I had some made up right now. And don't you love the "Removing Ice Cubes" tutorial? It seems really elementary, until you try removing them from these old fashioned metal ice cube trays.



I kind of love that there is no bokeh, no rustic Martha Stewart-y tablescapes strewn with berries, pieces of gilded fruit holding place cards, and antique kitchen implements in vintage jars as centerpieces. Just the food on a black background to make it stand out and show you exactly what it is. The photography is simple and straight forward, even if it does come off a little boring by todays gourmet food photography standards.



I have a porch (Mike, stop laughing it really is technically a porch), I don't drink lemonade on it...but maybe I should.



Notice something about these cocktails? They aren't modern cocktails, there is no alcohol in any of these recipes.



And before you point out that one has "clam liquor" in it, that isn't alcohol, it is the juice from cooked clams. Why anyone would want to drink it, I don't know.



So there you have the Appetizers, Beverages and Cocktails recipes. Which ones do you want to see me attempt? Leave a comment below with your suggestions.

Things To Do In Logan: Friday 03/02/12 Events

LOST TREASURES OF USU
The “Lost Treasures of Utah State University” exhibit will feature artwork that has been long forgotten by most. The exhibit will feature generations of art from Utah State’s history. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center. When: Feb. 21 - Mar 22 10am to 5pm. Cost: Free and open to the public.

ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE TOUR
Tours commence at 10:30 Am every Monday & Friday, except for show days & holidays. CVCA tours are free and take about 30 minutes. Groups larger than 15 should make reservations by calling the CVCA Ticket Office at 435-752-0026.

SENIORS BINGO
Hyrum Senior Citizen Center hosts Seniors Bingo every Friday from 12pm to 2pm. Location: 675 East Main Street Hyrum, UT 84319.

CGOA ICE FISHING
Common Ground Outdoor Adventure is hosting ice fishing on Friday, March 2nd at 2:00 pm. Cost is $3. We will be ice fishing at Hyrum Dam. Common Ground is a non-profit organization that provides outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. To sign up for this activity, request transportation or to learn about other activities, call 713-0288

LIVE MUSIC @ CAFFE IBIS
Joey Shaheen will perform (Roots/Folk/Rock with Jazz harp-featuring Katie Ainge). Contact: Hilary Murray, 435-753-4777, hilarilly@gmail.com Website: http://www.caffeibis.com Time: 4:45PM. Date: Friday March 2, 2012. Location: Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: Free.

INTERNET CAFE @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
Come and enjoy our cozy atmosphere, free wi-fi and custom specialty drinks! You can snack on all our regular concessions, too! 6PM until midnight. Like them on Facebook to find out what's happening at the LAC.

USU FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION
USU Founders Day – Due to overwhelming positive response, the March 2, 2012, Founders Day/Morrill Act Celebration is sold out to capacity. If you are interested in being added to a wait list or have additional questions please call (435) 797-1320 or (888) 653-6246. "The Morrill Act 1862-2012: Celebrating 150 Years of Learning, Discovery and Engagement." Utah State University, founded in 1888, commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Morrill Act of 1862 that established the land-grant system of public colleges and universities. The anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act provides an occasion to celebrate the enduring power of the land-grant vision of higher education and to recognize Utah State University as one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions. Location: usu TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom. When: Friday March 2nd @ 6pm. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: $35 per person; RSVP by Feb. 24, (435) 797-1320. Contact: Cecile Gilmer, 435-797-8275, cecile.gilmer@usu.edu

LIVE MUSIC @ PIER 49 PIZZA
Come enjoy live music @ Pier 49 San Francisco Sourdough Pizza in Providence. RacecaR RacecaR will be performing. When: Friday, March 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. Cost: No cover charge, tips are appreciated.


SKATE & MOVIE NIGHT
Come enjoy ice skating and a movie at the Eccles Ice Arena in North Logan. The movie is Gnomeo & Juliet. When: Friday, March 2nd; skating from 6pm to 7:30pm; movie starts at 7:30pm. Cost: $6.25, includes skate rental.


ANNUAL USU POW WOW
The USU Native American Student Council invites you to attend the 39th Annual USU Pow Wow at the USU Nelson Field house. Event Hours: Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, noon-midnight. Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon and 6 p.m. Experience centuries-old traditions through display of dance, music and vibrant regalia filled with sacred legends and meanings. Enjoy traditional and contemporary foods. Visit the Native American art, crafts, and jewelry vendors. The USU Pow Wow; a true Aggie tradition. Free parking in the Taggart Student Center Parking Terrace. Location: USU Nelson Field House. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: USU Students (w/ ID) $3, General Public $4, 65+ and up: $3, Children 7 and under: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/accesscenter/powwow.cfm Contact: Sandra McCabe, 435-797-1728, sandra.mccabe@usu.edu

AGGIE GAME NIGHTS
Aggie Game Nights is a social gaming club at Utah State University. We play board, card, miniature, party, & role playing games. We meet Fridays, 7pm to midnight in Engineering 201. Bring friends & games. Everyone is invited! Websites: https://groups.google.com/group/aggie-game-nights https://www.facebook.com/groups/Aggie.Game.Nights/Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Contact: Ian Andrews Madsen 801-660-8960 aggie.game.nights@aggiemail.usu.edu



CACHE VALLEY COWBOY RENDEZVOUS
The 2012 Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous (a reunion of Cowboy Poets, musicians and artisans) will be held March 1st thru March 4th at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum. Featuring a concert by Michael Martin Murphey on Thurs, March 1st at 7p.m./ Dave Stamey (w guests Mary Kaye, Stan Tixier & CR Wood) on Friday, March 2nd at 7p.m. and a Cowboy Family Dance on Saturday night at 7p.m. featuring Michael Martin Murphey & the Rio Grande band (featuring guitarist Pat Flynn). Also 3 stages of continuous Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Friday 5-10 p.m. & Saturday 10 – 9 p.m. Also Western Trading Post Vendors, Dutch Oven Dinners, Youth Poetry Contest and Kids’ Corral. For information at tickets: www.cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com or purchase tickets at Macey’s in Providence or IFA in Hyde Park.


THE WIZARD OF OZ
The Old Barn Theatre proudly presents The Wizard Of Oz. When a tornado carris Dorothy's house away to a magical land, she embarks on a quest to find the Wizard of Oz who can help her return home. Dorothy and the friends she meets along the way are troubled by the wicked witch who wants Dorothy's ruby slippers. After melting the wicked witch, Dorothy discovers that she had the ability to get home all along. There's no place like home! When: March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10*, 10, 12, 16, 17*, 17, 19, 23, 24. Shows are at 7:30pm | *Matinees are at 2:30pm
Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Cost: Adults $8, Child (12 & under) $7, Senior (60+) $7, Family (Up to 6 family members) $25. Online Tickets or Call in Reservations (435-458-2276) are highly recommended. Website: www.oldbarn.org


PIRATES OF PENZANCE
'The Pirates of Penzance' is a comedic operetta about a man named Frederic, a crew of pirates, a Major-General and his many unwed daughters and a timid constable and his men. Love, laughter and swash-buckling adventure will guarantee fun. Location: USU Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Adults $18, Youth/Senior $15, USU Faculty/Staff $10, USU Students free w/ID. When: March 1-3 and 7-10 @ 7:30pm. Website: http://arts.usu.edu Contact: CCA Box Office, 435-797-8022, ccatickets@usu.edu


CINDERELLA BY RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
The Heritage Community Theatre in Perry proudly presents Cinderella! Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Where: 2505 S HWY 89, Perry, UT. When: 7:30pm on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays February 24 through March 24, with Matinees March 3 & 10 @ 2pm. For tickets call 435.723.8392 Monday, Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm, or visit their website www.heritagetheatreutah.com

DUEL SOPHOMORE VIOLIN RECITAL
Come enjoy an evening of music at the Sophomore recitals for Trista Schuster and McKenzie Smith. Featuring Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, Concerto in G Minor by Max Bruch, and a Tango for two violins. Where: USU Chase Fine Arts Center - Room 214. Cost: Free! When: March 2nd @ 7:30pm.

SINGLES 31+ DANCE
Put on your dancing shoes and come to one of the coolest LDS dance spots in town. Great music, refreshments, and plenty of fun for everyone. Dance instruction from 8-9 p.m. Dance from 9 p.m.-midnight. Cost: $3 donation. Where: Willow Park Church, 340 W 700 S, Logan. Website: http://www.cachesingles.org

THE ANTICS IMPROV COMEDY
Come to the Logan Arthouse & Cinema to laugh along with The Antics. The Antics perform improv comedy every Friday night at 10:30pm! Tickets are $5 at the door.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The People You Kind Of Know

Everyone has relatives or acquaintances that they don't know very well, but always seem to be on the periphery of our lives. Someone at a family get together mentions second cousin once removed George, or a coworker mentions a colleague from xyz branch, or your friends talk about Jenny that they knew from school but she was in a different grade than you, and you never really knew her.

These are the people you kind of know. You may have even met them once or twice...or you may know them by reputation only. These are the people that you never really know well enough and then suddenly they are gone and you wish you'd taken the time to talk to them. You read an obituary of one of your edge dwellers and you think "I should have known that" or "I wish I could have been a part of their life" or simply "They sound pretty cool". And you feel a little guilty for being so busy that you never took the time to really get to know them, even if you really didn't have the time or opportunity.

I'm sure each of us is an edge dweller in someone else's life as well. Who's going to read your obituary and wish they'd been able to be a closer friend or a more involved relative?

Last week my father's aunt (by marriage) Connie died. Connie was a year younger than dad and married to his uncle Paul who was a 2 years older than my father but they were raised together, almost like brothers. She was the closest thing to a sister my dad had, and I think that for an only child that meant a lot to him.

I'd met Connie at a few family reunions and a couple family funerals. I was always too young and too self-absorbed to really pay much attention to the adults at these functions. I knew who she was and who her kids were and how we were related, but I didn't really know HER.

She was the last surviving member of that generation of my father's family. I wish I'd known them all better. I wish I hadn't been so silly and teenager-y and had asked questions and really listened to their answers.

I do remember going to the Blue Goose restaurant in Logan once (not to be confused with the Blue Bird restaurants) with my grandma to meet her sisters and sisters-in-law for soup. They did this once a week and were known as "The Soup Sisters" to most of the downtown merchants. The ones that lived outside the valley came when they could, but it was really rare that they could all get together. I was so little that I don't remember much, but I do remember them all trying to tell me stories about my father. The only one I could remember is the one where all the aunts were supposed to be babysitting him while his mother (their sister) was at work, but since all of them thought the other was watching him it turned out no one was watching him. Being quite young and not knowing any better, he apparently experimented with eating dirt and when that proved unrewarding he took a button that had popped off his shirt and tried to see if it would fit up his nose...it did, but it fit so well he couldn't get it out and he ran into the house crying and very dirty. His grandmother had to remove it with tweezers, then she scolded all his aunts for not taking better care of him. Great-Aunt Rebecca told everyone, very loudly, that she quite distinctly remembered it wasn't HER turn to babysit and that she couldn't be blamed...in true Great-Aunt Rebecca fashioned. Connie laughed and said she'd never heard it before and told me that being there and listening to those stories made me and honorary Soup Sister. That made me feel pretty proud.

Even though Connie came from a different culture, different religion, and different political background she still loved her husband's family very much. She loved and respected my parents so much that in her obituary they are listed as her in-laws, instead of just lumped in with the "nieces and nephews". Reading it makes me realize what a great woman she really was and how much I didn't know about her.

Here is her obituary from the Salt Lake Tribune:




1923 ~ 2012
Constance Loizos Cardon "Connie" passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 having lived a full, rich, and giving life of 88 years. Connie was born in American Fork, Utah on August 10, 1923 to Greek immigrants Christ and Angelica Takanikos Loizos. She was the first of six children.

The family moved to Murray, Utah in 1930, where they established a successful farm. Connie taught her siblings English as she learned it in school, and interpreted as required, becoming the family leader at an early age. As a young girl she also attended Greek school. Connie excelled in school, graduated from Granite High School and attended the University of Utah. Connie worked in a secretarial capacity at various downtown Salt Lake businesses and at Dugway Proving Grounds during World War II.
Connie married Paul Ballard Cardon and had three children, Mary-Ellen, Ann and Sam. Paul passed away in October 1962 of kidney failure. With three children under the age of seven, Connie moved the family to a new home close to her mother where she remained until her passing. The two street cul-de-sac became a small family with treasured friendships and experiences.

Life was difficult, but regardless of the challenge, Connie maintained a standard of expectations assuring her children would face life head on, with personal strength and honesty. When the children were all enrolled in school, Connie revived her secretarial skills and was fortunate to find a position at a business a block away from her home, National Housewares, finally retiring from Utah Power and Light creating deep friendships along the way.

No matter how you know Connie, you know her cornerstones: food, laughter, story-telling and lending a hand. No one could tell a story like Connie, no one made better stuffed grape leaves or Greek Easter cookies and no one could laugh as richly and deeply as she. Many dinners were held at her home, with a crowded table, mismatched dishes, food enough to make sure everyone went home with at least one entire meal and an experience that would be remembered fondly by all. Her presence at any activity created an atmosphere of enthusiasm and fun.

A clear and strong thinker, Connie was always available to anyone and took action whenever she saw a need. Friends and family knew they could count on her at anytime and she was often sought out for advice. Connie leaves behind a legacy of love, giving and personal grace.

Proud of her Greek heritage, Connie was very fortunate to have visited Greece three times, meeting family and exploring the country. Connie maintained Greek family traditions after her parents' passing emphasizing Greek meals and sharing recipes and cooking techniques with her nieces and some nephews. Connie joined a Greek Folk Dance class over 30 years ago. They have become a small family, still meeting and dancing together. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and a lifelong Democrat.

Connie is survived by her children, Mary-Ellen Cardon and Ann Cardon of Salt Lake City and Samuel Loizos Cardon of Orlando, FL; her brother, Sam Loizos of Murray, UT, brother-in-law Charles Teed, Las Vegas, NV, in-laws Louis and Rosemarie Hickman and many nieces and nephews each of whom she carried a special love for. She is pre-deceased by her parents Christ and Angelica, her husband, Paul; her siblings and their spouses, Sonia Handy, Wilma Teed, Jim and Bette (Vic) Loizos, Tom Loizos, niece Christina Ipson; Paul's parents Louis and Rebecca, his brother and sisters and their spouses: Ballard and Eleanor Cardon, Margaret Hickman, Rebecca and Bud Peterson, Helen and Frank Lamb, Edna and Tom Taylor, Lucille and Keith Reading, Ruth and Pernie Leonard.

Funeral services and burial will be at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visitation will be Monday, February 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Services will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 2:00 pm with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers please give to the. May her memory be eternal.






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Things To Do In Logan: Thursday 03/01/2012 Events

BANG! THWACK! PLOP! COMICS: AN INFLUENCE ON CONTEMPORARY ART
This exhibition explores the intersection of comics and art with specific attention on how certain themes and stylistic forms have crossed over from the genre of comics into the world of visual art. The exploding popularity of comics, mostly through animation and graphic novels, shows us the graphic or comic impulse has become a compelling means of artistic communication. This exhibition helps point toward a growing interdisciplinary trend in the arts that allows for a flow of ideas between media and form, creating a liberation of high art. Location: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, exhibit runs February 4th through March 1st. Admission is free. Website: http://artmuseum.usu.edu/ Contact: Deb Banerjee, (435) 797-8207, deborah.banerjee@usu.edu

FRAGMENTS OF TERROR: DRAWINGS BY JIM STARRETT
With 27 drawings and paintings in this exhibit, the USU community gets a rare look at the work of this contemporary artist. The viewer is taken through a jungle of symbols filled with religious and historical meanings all arranged in meticulous geometric puzzles that are at once clear while also carrying some ambiguous mystery. Location: USU Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, exhibit runs from February 4th through March 1st. Admission is free. Website: http://artmuseum.usu.edu/ Contact: Deb Banerjee, (435) 797-8207, deborah.banerjee@usu.edu

LOST TREASURES OF USU
The “Lost Treasures of Utah State University” exhibit will feature artwork that has been long forgotten by most. The exhibit will feature generations of art from Utah State’s history. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center. When: Feb. 21 - Mar 22 10am to 5pm. Cost: Free and open to the public.

MARVELOUS HANDS: KNITTING CLASS
Learn how to make amazing knitting projects at the “Marvelous Hands” classes at the Multi-cultural Center of Cache Valley (290 N 400 East). Knitting classes on Thursdays from 10a.m. to 12 noon (Cost is $40 materials included). Register at the Multi-cultural Center at the Whittier Center or call (435-753-8486).

MIGHTY ME WORKSHOP
Sunshine Terrace Wellness Center and BRAG are offering “Mighty Me” workshops on brain health from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at SST Wellness Center, 209 W. 300 North. Classes are free of charge. Call Allison at 713-1468 or the Wellness Center at 752-9321 with any questions.

CITRUS & SAGE OPEN MIC NIGHT

Every Thursday there's "OPEN MIC NITE". Bring your own poetry or just come and enjoy others. When: 5-7PM Cost: Free! Where: Citrus and Sage Cafe on 100 East and 100 North in Logan http://www.citrusandsage.biz/index.html

HARVEY STAHL MEMORIAL LECTURE FEATURING DR. JAROSLAV FOLDA
Jaroslav Folda, the N. Ferebee Taylor professor of the history of art at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will speak on "The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Crusader Jerusalem and Christian Multiculturalism in the Levant." Location: Merrill-Cazier Library - Room: 101. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. When: Thursday @ 5pm. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://arts.usu.edu Contact: CCA Box Office, 435-797-8022, ccatickets@usu.edu

INTERNET CAFE @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
Come and enjoy our cozy atmosphere, free wi-fi and custom specialty drinks! You can snack on all our regular concessions, too! 6PM until midnight. Website: http://www.loganarthouse.com/

KNOTTY KNITTERS
The Knotty Knitters meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center in Logan. Everyone is invited to work on their crochet, knitting, needlework, cross-stitch projects and more. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.

SPECIAL NEEDS TALENT SHOW
Cache Valley Special Needs Talent Show will be held in the Mount Logan Middle School auditorium. When: Thursday night at 6:30p.m. Cost: Free!

HUNTSMAN SCHOOL FILM SERIES
"When China Met Africa" Follow three individuals working on the frontline of China's foray into Africa. Described by The Times as "a rare grassroots view into one of the most important economic challenges of our age." Location: USU George S. Eccles Business Building - Room: 209. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Cost: Free! When: Thursday, March 1st @ 6:30pm. Contact: Kati Nilson, 797-9130, kati.nilson@usu.edu

VAL R. CHRISTENSEN LECTURE
Come listen to THE Val R. Christensen speak about leadership through service and the legacy he left at Utah State University. Location: USU TSC, Auditorium. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Cost: Free! When: Thursday @ 7pm. Website: http://usu.edu/asusu/servicecenter/ Contact: Maddie Busteed, 801-971-1252, mjbusteed@gmail.com

USU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Aggie Women’s Basketball in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. This Thursday they take on Hawaii. When: Thursday @ 7pm. For tickets call 435.797.0305 or go to www.utahstateaggies.com

CHEAP SKATE NIGHT
First Thursday of the Month at 7pm! 2825 N. 200 E. North Logan, UT 84341 Phone: (435) 787-2288 GENERAL SESSION PUBLIC SKATING PRICES $4.50 admission $3.50 age 8 & under or 55 & over Skate Rental: $1.75 www.ecclesice.com

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE
Open Mic Night at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema. Come watch or perform music, stand up comedy, and poetry. Come early or sign up on Facebook to perform. Cost: $2 at the door. Free for performers. When: Thursdays from 7-9pm. Website: http://www.loganarthouse.com/

LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
Envicta w/The cotton Ponies, Once The Lion. (Rock/Alternative). When: Thursday, March 1st @7pm. Cost: $5. Where: 30 Federal Ave, Logan. Website: http://www.whysound.com/



CACHE VALLEY COWBOY RENDEZVOUS
The 2012 Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous (a reunion of Cowboy Poets, musicians and artisans) will be held March 1st thru March 4th at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum. Featuring a concert by Michael Martin Murphey on Thurs, March 1st at 7p.m./ Dave Stamey (w guests Mary Kaye, Stan Tixier & CR Wood) on Friday, March 2nd at 7p.m. and a Cowboy Family Dance on Saturday night at 7p.m. featuring Michael Martin Murphey & the Rio Grande band (featuring guitarist Pat Flynn). Also 3 stages of continuous Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Friday 5-10 p.m. & Saturday 10 – 9 p.m. Also Western Trading Post Vendors, Dutch Oven Dinners, Youth Poetry Contest and Kids’ Corral. For information at tickets: www.cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com or purchase tickets at Macey’s in Providence or IFA in Hyde Park.


PIRATES OF PENZANCE
'The Pirates of Penzance' is a comedic operetta about a man named Frederic, a crew of pirates, a Major-General and his many unwed daughters and a timid constable and his men. Love, laughter and swash-buckling adventure will guarantee fun. Location: USU Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Adults $18, Youth/Senior $15, USU Faculty/Staff $10, USU Students free w/ID. When: March 1-3 and 7-10 @ 7:30pm. Website: http://arts.usu.edu Contact: CCA Box Office, 435-797-8022, ccatickets@usu.edu


WASSERMANN FESTIVAL 2012 - KEVIN KENNER
Pianist Kevin Kenner will play a solo recital. The program includes work by Claude Debussy and Frederic Chopin. Where: The USU Performance Hall. When: Thursday, March 1 @ 7:30pm. Cost: Adults $18/$24, USU Faculty/Staff $14/$20, Youth 8+/All Students $8/$12.

LEARN TO ROLL YOUR KAYAK
Kayak Roll Session 7:30pm- 9:30pm HYPER Pool Cost: $5/$8/$10. Starting in October our roll sessions will be held on Thursdays. Come practice your whitewater kayak roll in the HPER pool. Can't roll? No problem, we will have instructors on hand to help you figure it out. All equipment is provided, just bring your suit. This is open to students, faculty/staff, and the general public. Pre-register at the ORP. 435-797-3264.

LOGAN UNPLUGGED
Logan Unplugged is an acoustic music night that is free to the public every Thursday from 8 - 10 p.m. at Sultans Tavern 205 south main, Logan. Singer songwriters and fans of acoustic music gather to listen and enjoy the music and each others company. For more information call: 435 757 8970.

DANCE UNITED CLUB
Each month the club focuses on teaching a different dance. If you are interested in becoming a member, membership is $10 which includes a free t-shirt and admittance to all the membership parties. Lessons start at 8pm. Where: Tippets Gallery in the USU Chase Fine Arts Building.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCING @ LEGENDS
FreeStyle Dance Company instructors provide the dance lessons. Come learn the Cowboy Cha Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Triple Step, Line Dances, and more! 21 and older, please. Where: Legend's Billard Hall,2707 S HWY 89/91, Nibley. Cost: $5 per person. When: Thursday at 8pm. Contact Info: Erica Colvin, FreeStyle Dance Company, 435.535.1034 erica@freestyledancecompany.com

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Local Business Of The Week: Violet Hill Boutique

UPDATED: Violet Hill Boutique has moved to the Cache Valley Mall.


Have ya met: Violet Hill Boutique?


Logan and Boutique. some people think those two words are about as compatible as peanut butter and pickles. But Violet Hill is proving them wrong!


This shop is located in the former Progressive Insurance building on Main street across from Smith's Marketplace, and in between Wimmer's and Car Quest Auto Parts. How many times have you driven past and thought to yourself "I should stop there sometime..." and then never do?


Violet Hill boasts a great collections of women's clothing and accessories as well as some really fun home decor items. It is probably a good thing I left my purse in the car otherwise I'd have some explaining to do to the hubby.



The store had a cool funky vibe, good music, and lots of great finds. There was something new around every corner.


There were lots of killer deals. If you are looking to spice up your wardrobe, this is the place to find what you are looking for.


There are great affordable items that you can stock up on and give as gifts: Earrings, hats, scarves, belts, headbands, necklaces, rings. Guys if you need a birthday/Christmas/anniversary gift for your gal, start here!


If I had been there to shop I could have easily spent an hour or two browsing and trying on items.


The photo below shows some of my favorite items, guitar pick earrings!


Towards the back you'll find the dressing room...


...and the sale corner...


They even had some baby items and gift sets.



Violet Hill is located at 755 N Main, Logan. Business hours are Monday through Friday Noon to 7pm and Saturday 11am to 5pm. They have plenty of parking behind the shop and 2 spaces in front.


You can shop online at their website http://www.violethillboutique.com/ or find them on facebook for updates and deals.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cowboy Rendezvous


The Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous is almost here! The rendezvous will be held next Thursday through Sunday (March 1st through the 4th) at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, with the final event, Cowboy Church, being held at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville.

Come enjoy 4 days of cowboy poetry, music, arts, food, vendors, and even a family dance. This year's headliner is Michael Martin Murphy & the Rio Grande Band, featuring guitarist Pat Flynn.

For a schedule of events, ticket prices, performer information, and general info check out their website: http://cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com/