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Beyond 'Calm down': Teaching kids to calm themselves
We all have experience at some time with spicy or intense kids. It's important to understand how to help them calm down, while teaching them tactics to calm themselves. We as adults understand the concept of "calm down," but the kiddos in our life do not. I know for me, and I would bet for a lot of you, when your child starts to scream or react physically, an immediate response of ours is to say, "Calm down." It should be no big surprise it doesn't work. Here are some helpful tips for you to
American Fork kicks off popular Concert in the Park series
American Fork has already kicked off its free summer Concert in the Park series with the Red Desert Ramblers on June 12, but there's still plenty of great acts to enjoy. The concerts are held at the Quail Cove Amphitheater, 851 E. 700 North. In years past, seating has been in the rock amphitheater, but this year for all concerts except the Steel Days American Fork Symphony performance, seating will be in the grassy area on the south side of the stage. Attendees are invited to bring blankets a
Free WYFL Westlake Youth Thunder Football Camp
When: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Grades: 1-9 Cost: FREE Location: Neptune Park 452 W. 400 N. Saratoga Springs (Check in at WYFL Camp Tent Upon Arrival) The WYFL Youth Thunder Camp will consist of football fundamentals with personal instruction from the WYFL Coaching Staff and current area Division 1 football players who will be in attendance! This Camp is provided free of charge to all boys and girls who have played football or have an interest in football, and for
Pony Express Days a fun time for all
The 3rd of June was the final day for the Pony Express Days celebration in Eagle Mountain. The day started off with a parade that proceeded down Pony Express Blvd, the main street of Eagle Mountain. The parade started at 10 a.m., and consisted of entries from the city's elected officials, the local schools and local businesses. Saratoga Springs was also represented in the parade. The road was lined with residents cheering on the floats, trying to get them to throw larger amounts of candy thei
EM clean up day a success
Eagle Mountain held its yearly citywide clean up day on Saturday, May 13th. Around 400 residents assembled at Frontier Middle School to be organized into groups at 8:30 a.m. to participate. In total, the city removed 14 full dumpsters and 4,000 pounds of e-waste. Volunteers supplied over 1,600 man hours during the event. That total does not include the amount of time City Staff and others worked to prepare for the event. During the day, there were 14 dumpsters, provided by the city, for resid
What's in a name?
How did Eagle Mountain get its name? I have been asked that question several times, and decided to do some digging into the subject to find the answer. Debbie Hooge, the first mayor of Eagle Mountain, was appointed by the County Commissioner in December of 1996. She explained, "Bob Lynds, who, at the time, was Walden's project manager (John Walden was one of Eagle Mountain's first developers), suggested we have a contest to name the city. We all threw in some ideas but nothing really stuck. O
New Miss Lehi crowned
Miss Lehi Royalty: From left, Third Attendant Alexis Jensen, Second Attendant Abby Garner, Miss Lehi 2017 Kadee Jo Jones and First Attendant Aliese Bumgardner Miss Lehi Contestants: Ten local young women (pictured here with Miss Lehi 2016 Jacki Thacker) competed in the Miss Lehi scholarship contest and performed a special "Beach Party" number. Kadee Jo Jones, 18, has been named Miss Lehi 2017. Her attendants are: First Attendant, Aliese Bumgardner, Second Attendant, Abby Garner and Third A
Smith's Marketplace opens to rave reviews
All bets and guesses have come and gone as to when the new Smith's Marketplace will open. Customers are saying it was worth the wait.The Saratoga Springs area Smith's Market place ribbon cutting event and grand opening was attended by a huge crowd of excited shoppers June 7th. Mayor Jim Miller welcomed the new business to the community.  Many local officials, and Lehi Area Chambers  representatives joined in the festivities.  The new store is bright and clean, well organized and well stocked
Cedar Fort gets new planning and zoning member, treasurer
CEDAR FORT—The town council recently appointed Bart Berry as a new Planning and Zoning Board member to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Paul Peterson. His term will end in 2021. The council also appointed council member Richard Stark as city treasurer after a search for a new treasurer came up empty and Stark volunteered for the position. The council unanimously approved him as treasurer (with Stark abstaining) with the provision that his assignment over budget would be shifted to an
Westlake Evening of Excellence
May 17th was a night of honor and recognition for the Westlake 2017 senior class. The administration staff, seniors, and their families streamed into the Westlake Thunder auditorium for a program to honor the achievements of the 2017 graduating class. At the Westlake High School Senior Evening of Excellence, the seniors for the class of 2017 received recognition for their academic excellence. The program included remarks from Gary Twitchell (WHS Principal), Parker Frampton (WHS Senior Class P


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