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4 Winter Activities for the Family that Won’t Break the Bank

When winter settles in we all tend to feel a bit claustrophobic being cooped up inside our houses with the heaters and fires going.  Drinking a cup of hot cocoa while cuddled up to a blanket, and watching another Hallmark movie, can only last so long.  Plus, the energy the kids are expending indoors can make a mother go stir-crazy! Ski slopes aren’t the only place to enjoy Utah’s winters.  It’s true.  There are many areas across the State that don’t require expensive fees for winter enjoyment.  So here are some options to do with your family--or yourself --if you need that “alone time.”

North Ogden Eagle Scout

Ryan Enslow, 18, of North Ogden received his Eagle Scout Award December 7th.  Ryan, son of Chris and Rita Enslow, selected his Eagle project with the help of the North Ogden Recreation office.  The particular project that caught his eye was building little lending libraries for others to enjoy.

Light The World: A Christmas of Service

If there ever was a year to get your family excited about service during the holidays, this is that year. You may have noticed many people are getting into the true spirit of Christmas by doing acts of service and then posting about it on social media using the hashtag #LightTheWorld.  This is part of a worldwide Christmas campaign put out by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wherein they are asking everyone to focus on Christlike behavior for the 25 days in December leading up to Christmas Day.

Developing a Career in Nursing: The Ever-Growing Shortage

You’ve heard this question before: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Maybe as a kid you thought about being a fire fighter or a teacher.  How about a world-famous chef or basketball player?  Did you ever consider becoming a nurse?

Trooper Eric Ellsworth Will Always Be a Hero Among Us

Trooper Eric Ellsworth Will Always Be a Hero Among Us

Tami L. Johnson

This past week the community in Brigham City and the law enforcement family showed a great deal of support for fallen Trooper Eric Ellsworth who passed away in the line of duty on November 22, 2016. As a Trooper for 7 years, Ellsworth, gave his all in a job he dearly loved.

Heritage Theatre Presents:Our 47th Season!

Peter and the Starcatcher

Musical)
January 13 - February 13-30
Matinees January 21 & 28

Directed by Melanie Day

Gratitude for the Simple Things

Living in Thanksgiving daily:  How would your life change if you chose to do just that? Perhaps you might be more aware of the simple blessings around you, such as hearing a bird sing or holding hands with someone you love while watching the sunrise. Of course, we are also given many freedoms in this country, such as being able to exercise the right to vote.

Weber High Presents Mary Poppins: Behind the Scenes

Coming soon for your entertainment at Weber High School is the amazing musical: Mary Poppins! If you haven’t bought your tickets, now is the time to do so!  You all may know the story of Mary Poppins--a whimsical nanny who soars into town on a mysterious breeze to 17 Cherry Street Lane, and changes the lives of those around her.  Everyday is filled with laughter, joy, and love. And every night is spent dancing on the rooftops of London.  Mary Poppins is magic—if you so believe!

Senior from Weber High School Finds Joy in Giving Back Through Writing

If you haven’t met Sarah Calvert, a senior at Weber High School, you may want to go out of your way to do so!  This bright young woman is finding happiness in giving back to children, by way of a fairy tale story, The Rose Garden.  This book was written by Calvert herself, and its central focus is on kindness.  

With enthusiasm, Calvert tells us, “Kids think magical powers are so awesome and I really think kindness is the coolest magical power!  Every kid has it and I wanted to get that point across.”

Growth Mindset: Setting Your Kids up for Success

Don’t raise kids to expect praise –raise them to expect that hard work pays off.  This two session-class introduces parents to the Growth Mindset principle and how to use it to help their children excel.  Psychologist, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University Professor and pioneering researcher in the field of motivation explains in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, “In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, and their talents are fixed traits.  They have a certain amount and that’s that.” 

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