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United Way: Unity inspires change

Autumn is often a time for reflection, and as we head into autumn this year, we have had the opportunity to reflect quite a bit. The challenges of the past year have been significant and have given rise to questions and concerns for many. However, despite these challenges, I have seen great ...

Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Aug. 28, 2021

AMERICAN FORK Americana Festival — The 3rd annual Americana Arts and Music Festival will be held all day on Saturday, Aug. 28 in Robinson Park. The festival honors and celebrates the city's long history with the arts. The festival will feature artist booths, live performances, food trucks, ...

3 ideas for adding variety to your new at-home self-quarantine routine

COVID-19 Quarantine Parental Log, Day 5: Streaming overwhelm has commenced. Kids have officially watched and re-watched every episode of “The Mandalorian,” “Stranger Things,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Anne With an E.” Hubby and I have also finished “Schitt’s ...

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Garden Help Desk: Suckers! How to care for damaged trees with new growths

Question: I have a young sycamore tree. I planted it a few years ago and this year it has sycamore scale. At this point, the leaves are falling off and the tree is sending up growths from the bottom. Any advice on how I should treat this? Do I let the growths continue so that the tree has ...

Garden Help Desk: There’s no dearth of tips for watering during a drought

You’ve heard about the drought, right? The Intermountain West is in the middle of a long, difficult drought, and we can’t continue to tell ourselves things will be better if we can just get a little rain.Landscape watering uses about 60% of our residential water supply. Making changes now ...

Garden Help Desk: With careful watering, landscaping can remain healthy

You’ve heard about the drought, right? The Intermountain West is in the middle of a long, difficult drought and we can’t continue to tell ourselves things will be better if we can just get a little rain. Landscape watering uses about 60% of our residential water supply. Making changes now ...

Garden Help Desk: Tricks of the trade to help decrease weeds

Question: I want to get rid of weeds without using chemicals. I know I can just pull them, but I’d like to do less of that, too.Answer: Preemergent herbicides can be used to prevent weeds, but they’re not a good fit for every garden or every gardener.Here are some non-chemical practices for ...

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Garden Help Desk: Protecting your peaches and growing good garlic

What happened to my peaches? Everything looked good last month, and the peaches were beautiful. Now most of the peaches have dark spots and some look like they are spoiling under the spots. My peaches looked nice a few days ago when I picked them and now they have rotten spots on them. Can you ...

Sundance prepares for winter opening with new lifts

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it is inevitable that the cold weather will come to the state of Utah. This year, after a notably dry summer, it would be advantageous to have a wet and snowy winter. With last year’s sale of the Sundance Mountain Resort by Robert Redford ...

Rock Cliff Nature Center is a hub for things to do

There’s more to Jordanelle State Park than a picturesque reservoir dotted with sailboats and waterskiers.   Sure, the man-made lake between Park City and Heber is great for boating, and boy, is it beautiful as you drive along Highway 40 or State Road 23. Stop off at the dam lookout point on ...

Sweet visit to Big Rock Candy Mountain

"In the big Rock Candy Mountains,There's a land that's fair and bright, . . .Where the sun shines ev-ry day, . . .And the lemonade spring,Where the blue bird sings,In the big Rock Candy Mountains."Made famous by in 1950s by Burl Ives, the lyrics of the late Utah resident Haywire Mack describe ...