Monday, September 28, 2009

Statesmen Literature Discussion

We have changed the time and the date for our next discussion.

Date: October 22nd.. the date is a week earlier because of Halloween.
Time: 7:30
Location: Daines' Condo #3 in Gateway Village
Book: Common Sense by Glen Beck

As always adults and children welcome. See you then.
Saturday, September 26, 2009

Shout Out

to the Rappleyea Family for running the Rampage 5K.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mt. Mahogany School Picture Day

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 24th.

Makeup: Tuesday, September 29th.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PTA Reflections Program

From each of the boys, I received this little pink slip titled Reflections Theme 2009-2010: "Beauty is. . ." Uh, what's that? I got that it was some sort of arts contest, but what was the point. So I looked it up at www.ptareflections.org:

The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts.

When children express themselves through words, pictures, music, dance, and other art forms, they grow intellectually and socially. They learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings, and ideas; learn to look at things, people, and experiences in a fresh and exciting way; and become more interested in the ideas and works of others.

Oh, ok! On with the details of the contest. There is no cost to enter. Students, kindergarten to sixth grade, may submit works in each of these arts areas: (read the requirements over carefully for the category that your child wishes to enter as they may be turned back for not following entry directions)

Dance choreography
Film production
Literature
Musical composition
Photography
Visual arts
Theatre Arts &
3-D arts (sculpture, jewelry, mobiles, etc)

As with any student activity, parent involvement and support are very important. But parents must remember that student artists need to be responsible for their own work. Children must make their own decisions about what to create and what to enter in the Reflections Program . . . Students should simply do their best; crooked lines, incorrect musical notes, or misspelled words do not disqualify anyone. ~http://www.ptareflections.org/cs/about_reflections

Entry forms will be available in the Mount Mahogany office on Thursday, October 1st.
All entries are due Thursday, October 22nd.
Winners will be announced at the November Student of the Month Assembly (during the school day)

Contact Wendy Cook (wmcook11@msn.com or 796-8974) if you have any questions or if you would like to judge Music, Film & Video, or Theatre Arts this year.

Brekke Felt was a judge last year!
Monday, September 21, 2009

Statesmen Literature Discussions

On Sept. 24th we will be discussing Thoreau's work "Walking". You can find it at http://www.ecotopia.org/ehof/thoreau/walking.html. It is written in red so I would recommend copying and pasting it into a word doc.

Remember, this discussion will be open to all family members.

Location: Daines' condo #3
Time: 6:30
Saturday, September 19, 2009

Health And Safety Week

Starting on Monday, September 21 is Health and Safety Week at Mount Mahogany.
Each day has a theme and a fun way for the kids to participate.

Monday:
Everyone is Different! It is great to be me and you to be you. Come to school with Crazy Hair.
Tuesday:
Exercise to have fun and be healthy. Wear your sweats, favorite sports jersey or uniform day.

Wednesday:
Use your head! Wear your helmet to school

Thursday:
Walk away from danger (internet or stranger). Crazy socks or mismatched shoes will help you on your way.

Picture Day is also on Thursday. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional school pictures, check out Brekke's website: Day Dreamers Photograpy. Although, I think she's going to post more about it on here.

Friday:
Be healthy from the inside out! Wear your clothes inside out.

Saturday:
Don't forget to support the Mt Mahogany Rampage 5K. (a map of the course)
Rampage Pancake Breakfast in front of Macey's, $2 per person.

Emergency Preparedness Snack
On Tuesday, don't forget to send in an Emergency Preparedness Snack to school for your child. This snack will be stored at school all year long in case an emergency situation was to occur during school hours. Write your child's name on a ziplock baggie and place a granola bar/crackers and juice/water inside. Make sure the snack is well packaged and won't get stale.

Internet Safety Seminar
Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 pm in the school gym.

Learn the best methods for keeping your children safe on the internet!
The goal of this parent-only educational meeting is to teach parents of all technical skills levels how to keep kids safe on the internet. More importantly, we will discuss how to help kids grow up in an environment where the internet is all-pervasive.

Every participant will learn how to access free software to help you immediately implement these ideas in your home . When you leave this seminar, you will have the tools and knowledge you need to keep your kids safe on the internet.

Some of the items that will be discussed include:
* dangers of the internet - instant messaging, chatting, social networking sites, pornography, cyber-bullying, and more
* teaching children to be safe on the internet, setting internet, usage rules for your home and outside your home
* using internet filter to protect children, including amazing new filters just released in the last few months.

If you have any questions, please call Sam Farnsworth, the Utah PTA technology advisor at (801)830-3112.

Mount Mahogany Evacuation & Emergency Procedures

Safety and Bus Conduct
Friday, September 18, 2009

Haunted Forest

The Haunted Forest opens tonight at 7:30 pm

Weekdays - 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. until 12:00 Midnight

TICKET PRICES (Listed are for cash purchase only)

• $15.00 Haunted Forest
• $15.00 Psycho Manor Insane Asylum

• $20.00 TERROR TICKET- Psycho Manor, Haunted Forest & Haunted Mansion Show

Here's a coupon valid only Monday -Thursday

I went years ago while attending the Y. I'm not sure how my friends convinced me to go, cuz honestly I'm a HUGE wimp when it comes to scary stuff. I've never been so freaked out scared in all my life. Although, it was also quite the rush, once was enough. Those of you made of sterner stuff, I hope you enjoy it!
Thursday, September 17, 2009

PTA's new website

A note from Kate Merrill - PTA Liaison Coordinator at Mount Mahogany

This year the PTA has launched an all new interactive website, justbetweenfriends.com (JBF).
All parents, whether PTA members or not, are encouraged to sign up. The ease of communication allowed by this website will be a valuable tool to make this school year the best ever. Visit the website and enter the token to get started.

Where JBF is a newly developed website we ask for your patience as we are still learning the system. Please report any problems to Kate Merrill's email address. Thank you.

If you did not receive the token or Kate's email address, leave a comment and I'll get you the info.

A group is available for each class, when you sign up for a group you will able to receive and send announcements. As a Parent Volunteer you can ask for volunteers.

The PTA will be using this a lot as they will be going paperless.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free Online Courses

Aside from the Family History courses, BYU's Independent Study offers other free online courses
like:

Building a Functional Family: Essential Elements
Developing Self-Reliant People
Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts
The Citizen's Guide to American Politics
Self-Discipline
Bowling
Contractions, Capitalization, and "ei/ie" Words
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Family History Courses

Want to get started on your family history but aren't sure how?
Well, BYU's Independent Study offers free online courses.

1. Finding your Ancestors - this course will instruct you on how to
- use Family Search
- record information in a Personal Ancestry File (PAF)
- prepare a GEDCOM file to submit names to the temple
*To be able to view what work has already been done for your ancestor, you will need to get your member number and confirmation date from our ward clerk - Justin Martin

2. Intro to Family History Research - how to start from the very beginning.

3. Providing temple ordinances for your ancestors - a course that goes more in-depth on how to submit names to the temple.

4. Helping Children love your Family History - great ways to get kids excited about family history.

Family History Centers
Pleasant Grove Utah East
1250 E 200 S
(801) 796-4515
Hours:
M 9am-5pm
T-W 9am-9pm
Th 1pm-9pm
F 9am-1pm, 1st Friday 5pm-9pm
S 9am-1pm
Sun 4:30pm-6pm, 9am-3pm for classes
Closed: Most holidays & General Conference.

Pleasant Grove Utah Grove Creek
1176 N 730 E
(801) 796-4511
Hours:
T-TH 9am-12pm, 6pm-9pm

Thanks Cassie for this great information.

Ward Family History Consultant
Margaret Hundley
Monday, September 14, 2009

A Light at the End of the Hard Water Tunnel

I love dishwashers. You put dirty dishes in, add some detergent, push a few buttons, and--voila!--clean dishes! But there is nothing more frustrating than putting dirty dishes in, adding some detergent, pushing a few buttons, and being rewarded with dishes that are still, curiously, dirty. Our dishwasher hasn't been getting our dishes clean for a while now. After weeks of running each load twice or having to sort through the "clean" load to pick out the few items that actually appeared to be clean, I started trying every remedy I could think of. I ran vinegar through a couple cycles, changed detergent, and ran a cycle with a specially formatted dishwasher disinfectant and cleaner. But still no clean dishes. They weren't horribly dirty. They were just coated in a white film and all the glassware looked cloudy. Not very appetizing. I finally realized that this could be due to hard water. Don't laugh. I didn't grow up with hard water, so I've never really had to deal with it before. From what I hear, though, most of us in this area are dealing with it on a daily basis.

With this new hypothesis, I went to Smith's and scanned the dishwashing aisle one last time. Figuring it couldn't hurt, I brought home a container of Lemi Shine (www.lemishine.com). It claimed to be a champ at battling hard water. And let me tell you, it is. I ran my first load with it last night and practically cried tears of joy at the miracle before me when I opened the dishwasher door at the end of the cycle. Clean dishes! I'd forgotten the sparkle and shine of truly clean dishes! Hooray!This fantastic product is also totally natural--not a phosphate in sight. I found it at Smith's, but I'm sure other local retailers carry it. It is a bit pricey. I think the 12 oz. container I bought ran me a little over $4 and it will last about 18 loads. However, on www.lemishine.com, they sell a 5 gallon bucket that brings the cost down to about $2.50 per 12 ozs. For regular use, you only fill up your main detergent receptacle with it and use regular detergent in the other.

Happy dish washing!
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ward Activity

Dinner and a Show!
4:00 pm TODAY

Mutual Dell
682 American Fork Canyon Rd, American Fork Ut
Directions

All welcome to come to enjoy -
Food: hamburgers, hots dogs, potluck sides and treats
Activities: Volleyball, Kickball, Water balloons, and a craft table, etc
Bring a beach towel

Because this is a ward activity, you don't need to pay at the entrance to the Canyon. Just tell them that you're going to Mutual Dell and they'll let you pass through.

Megaplex Movie Events


WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 9:00am

WHERE: MEGAPLEX 17 at Jordan Commons IMAX Lobby
9400 S. State St.
Sandy, UT 84070

* Pajamas welcome!! (but not required)
* Costumes inspired by story welcome!!
* Breakfast provided by Winder Farms and Macey's
* Story Time presented by Local Heroes
* Contests & Prizes
* $18 Ticket INCLUDED
* Reserved seating to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Fangs or Fur? Choose Wisely.

Be among the first to experience New Moon by choosing either a "Jacob themed" theatre or an "Edward themed" theatre at one of the five Megaplex locations. Will you run with the pack or be decked out to dazzle?

For $39.00 per ticket pick a themed theatre with Gift Bag (valued at over $50 loaded with exclusive Twilight inspired memorabilia that will make your heart pound and your taste buds tingle)
Or choose a regular theatre at regular price.

Thursday Late Night Showings - November 19th, 2009
Friday Night Showings - November 20th, 2009
Check out the website for locations and showtimes
Friday, September 11, 2009

Found Dog


Friday night a gentleman found a little white dog in the LDS church parking lot. Long story short we ended up with him. Please call Janae or Jared at 801-785-9859 if he is yours.

Spotlight: Raven Haymond


I am the mother of two young children who fill my days with hugs, snuggles, and various cereal products. We've lived in Pleasant Grove for two years and I love the fact that there are fields right across from our building and horses just a short walk away. On the musical side, I play the violin. I am currently taking fiddling lessons and am also a member of the Pleasant Grove Orchestra. My addiction to good books came in handy when I studied English for my B.A. and my M.A. and my husband's talent as a ballroom dancer led me to write a thesis on ballroom dance culture in Utah. I've just started a training program with the hopes of running a 5-K sometime this fall. I never thought I'd be any sort of runner. Finally, I am a dark chocolate person.

Why mini cakes? My mother teaches art classes out of her home in North Carolina and happened to be having classes one week when I was visiting them this past year. Since I had taken some cake decorating classes, she asked me to teach some basic techniques to her students. I knew that I wanted each child to have their own cake to decorate, but time, space, and budget didn't allow for dozens of full-sized cakes. I was standing at her kitchen counter one day mulling this over when I had the miniature cookie cake idea. We could take 4-5 cookies, stack them, fill and frost them with buttercream, and each child would have their own, proportionate, miniature cake. The cakes were a hit with the kids who enjoyed building them and decorating them with simple piping details. The took home miniature cakes and I brought the idea back to Utah, wondering if I could sell these miniature cakes. I decided to just give it a try and that's how Dollhouse Cakes was born.

For full details, you can visit www.dollhousecakes.com . Basically, I make customized miniature cookies cakes. The customer chooses the flavor of the cookies and the flavor of the frosting from my menu of choices and together we design their cakes. I have various levels of decoration to suit different tastes and budgets and you choose the number of cakes you want. One cake makes a sweet treat for one person and a dozen cakes can give each birthday party guest there very own miniature cake. Each slice looks just like a miniature layered cake and the flavor combinations are pretty delicious. They are fun and different way to celebrate any occasion.

As a mother, I've found it important to have some kind of creative outlet that allows me to work and express myself apart from my children. Having various activities like playing the violin and making these cakes refreshes me and reminds me of the person I am outside of my mothering responsibilities. At the same time, I prefer these activities to work around my mommy schedule, not against it. Starting up Dollhouse Cakes has been a blast. Working with my husband to design the website and baking trial cakes was exciting and invigorating. It's fun now to receive actual orders and know that someone out there actual likes the miniature cakes. It's nice, as a mother, to have that concrete validation and I think it's good for my kids to see that life is about taking chances, creating, and trying new things. I guess it's just nice to have something that is completely mine and that gives me a space to be creative. It doesn't hurt that I'm creating with buttercream and cookies that always need taste testing.

Box Tops & money for schools

Kai is obsessed with collecting Box Tops. Last year, it was such a thrill for him to bring a snack bagful of labels with the hope of winning a prize for bringing the most in. He did it a couple of times. Ah, victory!

Even though it's only 10 cents a Box Top, it adds up to make a huge difference for the students. Box Top earnings can go towards upgrading technology, purchasing of much needed school equipment and supplies, introducing accelerated math and reading programs, aiding the school chorus, and helping the PTA fund various school programs and activities for the children, including rewards and incentives for students and teachers.

Last year, Mount Mahogany was able to earn $1376. Their goal this year is to earn $1,651.

Mount Mahogany Elementary or Pleasant Grove Junior High School could earn up to $40,000, just by asking family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to cut out the Box Top labels on any number of items and brands (General Mills, Betty Crocker, Toaster Strudels, Kleenex, Huggies, Pillsbury, etc. . )

If you would like to help, start collecting your Box Tops. Send them to school with your kids or your neighbors' kids. Once a week Mount Mahogany does a prize drawing. I believe it's on Fridays. This week Coby will be turning in 30 Box Tops. That's $3 for the school. Woo hoo!

Other Ways to help

Big Clip Sweepstakes
Big Clip is giving away 1,000,000 bonus box tops. That's $100,000. You can enter daily for more chances to win. Winners will be selected in early November.

A Better Back to School Sweepstakes (one winner every week)
5000 bonus Box Tops = $500 and free school supplies =$300

Big G Kid Cereals Daily Giveaway til October 22
1000 bonus box tops = $100

Betty Crocker Sweet moments match and win til October 13
Betty Crocker is giving away 100 Bonus Box Tops for 100 days and one Grand Prize of 1,000 Bonus Box Tops!

Are you a big online shopper?
Consider registering online at boxtops4education.com (select Mount Mahogany or Pleasant Grove Junior High), then go the Box Tops Market Place to shop at your favorite stores. Purchases you make during your shopping session will earn cash for your selected school.
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shout Out

Woo hoo to:

Emily Felt, who took Third place in her division for Photography at the Utah State Fair.

Brekke Felt, her portrait of a little boy laughing with the hat over his eyes took third place in the humor category!! Another one of herimages also received an honorable mention in the babies and children portraits category.


Room Mom Swap

Who all signed up to be a Room Mom/Parent Volunteer (I prefer the term Room Volunteer)???

Anyone interested in a "watch my little one who is not in school" swap? It'll certainly be easier for me to help out in the boys' classes if I have more options of who I can leave Liam with. Oh, and sometimes Coby.

Let me know if you are interested in participating in this.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Scrapbook USA Expo


September 11-12
Friday, 10am - Midnight
Saturday, 10am - 6pm

One day pass: $12 for adults & Children 10 and under are free.
Two day passes are available for $22.00, with a coupon $18.00
You will receive a wristband and will be able to come and go throughout the entire day!
$2 Discount coupons are available at participating sponsors.

Early Bird Special - $20.00 allows you enter the show at 9:00 a.m. to shop or find your favorite table to scrapbook the day away. You will also receive a fun goodie bag filled with scrapbooking items valued at $10. Coupons can not be used with the Early Bird Special.

I went with a friend a few years ago. I was amazed at all the wonderful and creative embellishments, gadgets, stamps and papers there were!! I learned some great techniques too! So much fun!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Heritage Festival

Celebrating our Swedish Heritage
September 12th
Pleasant Grove's Historic Downtown

Check out the flyer for the day's events

8am Lions Club Breakfast
$4 Adult & $3 Child
Purchase Tickets at City Hall, Community Development Office or Public Library
Bring & Donate old eyeglasses & hearing aids

5-7 pm Kiwanis "Hog Heaven" BBQ Cook-Off Dinner
Advance purchase $8/person
Day of purchase $9/person
Purchase tickets at Purple Turtle, Edward Jones, Smith's Drugs & City Hall

The Utah Valley Women's Expo

When: September 11th & 12th, 2009, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: McKay Events Center, Orem, Utah
Tickets available from top women’s groups and businesses, or at the door for only $5.

"The Utah Valley Women's Expo. It's a Utah Valley favorite. It's two days of everything she wants. There are great clothes, beauty products, home items and decor, exercise helps, seminars from nationally prominent women, money saving ideas, career guidance, scrap booking, women’s health, makeovers, hairstyling, bags, food demonstrations, gift ideas, heavenly spa samplings, door prizes, vacations, family activities, good food, friends, fun and more.

You're going to love this show. It's about getting you away from the everyday routine - even if it’s just a temporary reprieve. So we’ll see you at the Expo." - uvexpo.com

Monday, September 7, 2009

Utah State Fair

September 10 -20
Sunday through Thursday- 10 am until 10 pm
Friday and Saturday- 10 am until 11 pm

Utah State Fair Park
155 N 1000 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538-8400

Regular Admission Prices
$8.00 Adult
$6.00 Senior (62 & over)
$6.00 Youth (6 - 12)
FREE Children (5 and under)
$6.00 Parking Daily

$25.00 All-You-Can-Ride Day Carnival Wristband
$35.00 Season Admission Pass

Discount Admissions
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10th - $2 OPENING DAY SPECIAL,
Thermwise invites everyone age 6 and older to attend opening day of the Utah State Fair for only $2 ! Age 5 and under are FREE (everyday!) $2 admission also includes "Utah's Own PRCA Rodeo at 7:00 pm.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th - PATRIOT DAY
As a "Thank You" to those who selflessly serve our state and country, all military, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, with proper identification, will be admitted FREE on Patriot Day.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - 2 NEWS FAMILY VALUE DAY
Free gate admission for anyone age 12 & under. Adults get in for youth price of $6. Purchase one All You Can Ride carnival wristband and receive a second wristband FREE. Compliments of Mighty Thomas Carnival and KUTV2.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15 -KSL 5 FREE PARKING
Save $6 when you park in Utah State Fair Parking from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Click here to print a coupon.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - FOX 13 "LAST DAY "
Watch for a special offer with a printed coupon found on http://www.fox13now.com (coming SOON!)

ENTERTAINMENT COUPON "HAPPENINGS" BOOK
Contains a Utah State Fair coupon for a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE FAIR GATE ADMISSION. Valid Monday -Thursday, September 14-17 2009 only. (Not valid with any other offer)

SCOUTS
Wear your uniform and get $1.00 off gate admission price for scouts and their leaders. Pick up your coupon at the Fairpark administration office prior to purchasing your gate admission tickets. (Offer is not good toward discount tickets nor valid with any other offer)

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY - Purchase a full price circus ticket between Aug.18 and Sept. 3rd using code "Utah" at the Energy Solutions Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone from Ticketmaster. For each ticket purchased at full price with code, customer will receive a free ticket voucher to the Utah State Fair.


Lots of fun stuff, including activities Just for kids and Family Fun contests

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth, and enjoy Zing Zang Zoom where fun-filled magic merges with traditional circus arts to create a world of infinite possibilites.

Thu, Sept 24 7:00PM
Fri, Sept 25 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sat, Sept 26 11:00AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Sept 27 11:00AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES: includes all access Pre-Show and an Animal Openhouse
$82.00 (Circus Celebrity)
$57.00 (Rinkside)
$38.00 (VIP)
$25.00
$16.00
$11.00

Momtessori

Starting Sept 21st, Candice Haws and Janae Daines will be starting preschool classes that combine the values taught in the Joy School curriculum and the Montessori Method. It will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-12.

We are looking for children in the community with children between 2 1/2 and 5. If you are interested please contact Janae Daines at 801-785-9859 or email: janaedaines@gmail.com. Please let Janae know by the 11th.

The Montessori Method of education is a model which serves the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of children of all levels of mental and physical ability as they live and learn in a natural, mixed-age group which is very much like the society they will live in as adults.

Maria Montessori believed that children could learn a great deal more than expected if the learning environment were properly prepared for their needs and interests. Through her work she developed a method which is now referred to as the Montessori Method. The Montessori method is an integrated approach to education that takes into account individual variations in a child's development and focuses on educating the whole child.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Alpine Slide

I just read about a friend riding the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster, and the ZipRider. Such fun and thrilling rides! It looks like loads of fun! I wanna go!!!

Monday Sept. 7th
10:00am to 5:00pm

Tuesday Sept. 8th to Sunday Oct. 18th
Sunday to Thursday: Noon to 5:00pm
Friday & Saturday: Noon to 7:00pm
Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Events - Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point has an exciting new addition: the fascinating exhibit Mystery of Magnetism and the Mind.

Guests will experiment with a variety of exhibits designed to lead guests on an investigatory journey through magnets, perception, and simple motors.

Starting on Saturday Sept. 5th, the exhibit will be open Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm.
Admission is included with regular and combo Museum of Ancient Life passes {$10/Adult
$8/Child (3-12)} and is free for Thanksgiving Point and Museum of Ancient Life members.

We'll have to make a trip here soon. Let me know if you are interested in going.

At the Waterfall Ampitheatre of the Gardens, say Aloha! to summer with great food, leis, tiki torches, and live entertainment at Thanksgiving Point's annual Labor Day Luau. The luau will feature the UVU Legacy Dance Company performing the dances from various cultures of Polynesia including Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Samoa with the ever-popular fire dancers.

Buy your tickets in advance for:
$15 Adults
$10 Children under 13

Or at the door for:
$18 Adult
$12 Children Emporium Labor Day Sale Mystery of Magnetism and the MInd

Next Week
Plein Air painters and sculptors are invited to paint across Thanksgiving Point Tuesday, September 8 through Thursday, September 10, with demonstrations daily.

Events will culminate in an exhibition and sale of competition works at Water Tower Plaza on September 11 & 12. A highlight of this year's event is a Quick Draw (90 minute painting competition) at the Farmer's Market on Friday September 11 from 4:30 - 6:00

It's really neat to watch the artists as they work.
Friday, September 4, 2009

Statesmen Literature Discussion

On Sept. 24th we will be discussing Thoreau's work "Walking". You can find it at http://www.ecotopia.org/ehof/thoreau/walking.html. It is written in red so I would recommend copying and pasting it into a word doc.

Remember, this discussion will be open to all family members.

Location: Daines' condo #3
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Coupons

Two - Save $1 on Two General Mills cereals
Two - Save $1 on Two Cheerios varieties
Two - Save .75 on Kix
Two - Save .55 on Honey Nut Cheerios

They expire between the 5th & 9th. They are on sale at several places
I have plenty of these cereals, so if anyone wants them let me know.

utahvalley.org

On utahvalley.org, you can print out all sorts of coupons for area attractions like Thanksgiving Point, Kangaroo Zoo, Jump on it, ski resorts and others.

Thanks for the info Holly Thunell!

Also check out the Free Things to Do in Utah section
.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Movie

The PG Rec Center will be showing Madagascar 2 in the park this Friday night.
Gates open at 8:30, movie starts at dusk.
Anderson Park-950 E 200 S
Bring your own blankets, snacks, chairs, etc.

Thanks, Candace!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hobo Spiders and Spraying your units

Last week I found a hobo spider in my yard. Besides me, two other townhomes have found these spiders inside their units. Because of this several of us our having our units sprayed inside and out. Normally the HOA will take care of the outside, but not the inside. The people we have called, TNT, sprayed our unit and the Gibbons unit last fall when we were spotting the black widows and they did a great job. The spray is pet and child safe and VERY effective.

They normally charge $85 to come out and spray, but they have blocked off a couple hours for us and will do anyone who is interested in having their unit's sprayed for $50 each tomorrow morning. Townhomes and ground level condos are the ones I would reccomend this service for the most. Hobo's can be dangerous as are Black Widows and it is getting to mating season for them so now is a good time to spray.

If you want your unit sprayed, please call me at 801-357-9470 and let me know and I will have them come do yours in the morning also. Payment to them will be do at the time of spraying.

Thanks so much!
Brekke Felt

Megan Martin also let me know that the company the HOA has contracted is spraying today and tomorrow also and they will do the inside of your unit for $25. I do not know the company or anything about what they spray. I will let you know when I get that information.

This is exactly what the spider I have dead in a jar in my garage looks like. The one we found is about the size of a black widow.