FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE? FAUX OR FOR REAL?

CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – DAVIS COUNTY

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CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – WEBER COUNTY

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Faux or Fake Christmas tree was ultimately the winner over real trees, in both Davis and Weber county, interesting even more so in Davis county.  Christmas traditions start with the main decoration of the tree.  There are so many ways to play out this tradition and whatever works best for you and your family is the right way.

When purchasing a real tree at the local seasonal tree companies, you give back to your community.  Many of these companies make it worth the extra costs of the tree by offering hot cocoa, candy canes and entertainment for a fun family event, plus saving you gas money.   Verses the drive in the mountains to find the perfect tree, purchasing a forest service tag, tools to cut the tree and haul it home, but the time spent driving together singing Christmas songs and the effort cutting it together, is bonding and priceless.  Funny stories about real trees are that some come with bugs or baby spiders that hatch as it warms up in your house, eek.  Or it dries out so fast that all the needles and even ordainments are on the ground by Christmas.

Anyone can purchase a Faux tree, there are many sales right after Christmas at the local discount stores.  Even better search your local DI or confinement stores for slightly used trees.  You may have to re-light it or do some small repairs but the price can’t be beat, if your willing to do the work.  For sure fake trees do save time, which gets very limited with all the hustle and bustle the holiday season brings.

The most important thing is setting the family tradition to be past on for generations.  It is OK to test and try new ways and look back in your past to discover what you liked most about Christmas time.  It doesn’t always have to be just like how your parents did it or how your neighbors are doing it, just have fun in creating a Christmas tree family tradition in your home and the choice is yours!

List of local Christmas tree farms to get started:

Davis County:

Green Ridge Christmas Trees, 1370 N. US 89, Kaysville; 801-513-1861

  • Open: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29; 5 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 18, depending on inventory
  • Price: $45 and up depending on type and height
  • Types of trees: Precut Nordman, Noble and grand firs, with a limited selection of spruces to cut

Neville Farm Christmas Trees, 1875 W. 1000 South (westside Drive), Layton, UT 84041; 801-544-9401

  • Open: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Willing to accommodate for other times, call Donald at 801-390-4823 except Sundays for appointments
  • Will have about 100 nice trees from four to eight feet tall, with the majority being five to six feet tall. $50 for each tree
  • You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.

Morgan County:

Robinson’s Tree Farm, 6262 West Old Highway Road, Morgan; 801-876-3190

  • Open: 8 a.m. to dark, Monday through Sunday starting Friday Nov. 27, (might be sold out on Friday)
  • Price: $50 for each tree
  • Species: Colorado blue spruce, balsam
  • Cut your own tree; hand saw supplied

Weber County:

North Pole Pines, 2546 W. 3100 North, Farr West; 801-731-6466 or 801-628-1041

  • Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Tree varieties and prices:

Scotch Pines: Approximately 350 to choose from —  $30 for 10 feet tall plus with special tags, $40 without; $50 for eight to 10 feet tall; $60 for under eight feet tall

Weekend Warriors – 🎄 BEST Christmas Lights in Davis County 🎄

The Best Free Family Holiday tradition is making your own map of local amazing house’s and cities lit up to the fullest with music, dancing lights and more.  Load up the kids with travel cups of hot coco and cookies, blast Christmas music in the car and enjoy a whole night of entertainment for free or at least the cost of gas only.  Go to our Facebook or Instagram Page to add to our list of your favorite house or city in Davis county to drive by.  Also find more Holiday Fun events going on in your Davis county city.
Below is just a start to the Holiday Lights list:)
  1. Layton City Utah – surf n swim
  2. Kaysville City, Utah – main street
  3. Eccles Family Christmas Light Show
  4. The Lights on Sherwood Drive
  5. CentervilleChristmas.com
  6. Bountiful, Ut – Main Street
  7. Bountiful temple neighborhood
  8. Farmington, Utah – Farmington Station
  9. Clearfield City
  10. Lights on Gentile St – Layton
  11. Tune your radio to 90.7.
    2336 Doral Drive, Syracuse
  12. 223 N 1400 W
    Clearfield, Utah

Weekend Warriors – Thankful for HEALTH, FAMILY and FEAST

SIMPLE TIPS TO IMPRESS THE FAMILY

Stress Less and Keep It Simple Silly! We all have lots of researching, preparing, cleaning, cooking, baking, decorating and impressing to do in the near future, let alone deal with relatives.  With these healthy recipes, substitutes, and tips you can keep the extra holiday stress weight away and be in control of your own choices by preparing your Thanksgiving Family Feast plan ahead of time, saving time to get to that extreme Turkey Burn workout before all the stuffing.

Cooking Clean with these Healthy Thanksgiving Day Recipe Websites 

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Skips, Subs, and Sweets Save the Day

You can make simple ingredient substitutions to create healthy recipes that don’t sacrifice taste and enjoyment.  To create healthy recipes, first look at what’s on hand in your own pantry. You may have healthier ingredients available and not realize it.  Then shop local groceries with in-season produce sales and coupons. If it all fails, you can always find great events to do or restaurant coupons on our sites GoDavis.biz & GoWeber.biz

1- Skip overloading the plate, start small portion control, wait 30 mins.

2- Skip Full-Fat Dips, Eat Yogurt Dips

3- Skip Some Alcohol Calories, Drink Wine Spritzer or Kombucha

4- Skip Candied Yams, Eat Roasted Sweet Potatoes

5- Skip Dark Meat, Eat White Meat Turkey

6- Skip Store-Bought, Eat Homemade Stuffing

7- Skip Traditional Gravy, Eat Low-Fat Gravy

8- Skip Cranberry Sauce, Eat Cranberry Relish

9- Skip the Casserole, Eat Fresh Green Beans

10- Skip White Flour Rolls, Eat Whole-Wheat Rolls

11- Skip Eggnog, Drink Cider

12- Skip Pecan Pie, Eat Pumpkin Pie

INGREDIENT IN RECIPE — SUBSTITUTE WITH THIS INGREDIENT.  Use this substitution guide to help reduce the amount of fat, salt, sugar and calories as you prepare healthy recipes.

Bacon — Canadian bacon, turkey bacon, smoked turkey or lean prosciutto (Italian ham)

Bread crumbs, dry or white — Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal, whole-grain bread

Butter, margarine, shortening or oil in baked goods — Applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil; butter spreads or shortenings specially formulated for baking that don’t have trans fats

Cream, cream cheese, full fat — Fat-free or low-fat cream cheese, Neufchatel, or low-fat cottage cheese pureed til smooth, fat-free half-and-half, evaporated Skim milk

Eggs — Two egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute for each whole egg

Flour, all-purpose (plain) — Whole-wheat flour for half of the called-for all-purpose flour in baked goods

Fruit canned in heavy syrup — Fruit canned in its own juices or in water, or fresh fruit

Rice, white — Brown or wild rice, bulgur wheat, pearl barley

Salad dressing — Fat-free or reduced-calorie dressing or flavored vinegars

Seasoning salt, such as garlic salt, celery salt or onion salt — Herb-only seasonings, garlic powder, celery seed or onion flakes, or finely chopped fresh herbs

Sour cream, full fat — Fat-free or low-fat sour cream, plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt

Soy sauce — Sweet & sour, hot mustard, low-sodium sauce

Sugar or Syrup — Half sugar in baked goods; add vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon to intensify sweet, applesauce or sugar-free syrup

Go Weekend Warriors! Go to the Movies!

Weather changing, leaves falling, lots of eating, no school days, lots of breaks, settling down, trying to stay warm but what to do now weekend warriors??

Gooo To The Movies!  November is the perfect month to take the family to the movies!  With great new releases every weekend, almost too cozy seats,  blankets to stay warm, ways to save money and even get free popcorn!!  Families read below the current holiday 10 top family movies and top 10 ways to save on movies.  Some kid movies seem to get even funnier the second time you see it, so take your kids more than once and beat the crowds by going to matinees or early bird showings.  

Plus, find even more coupons for movie tickets, restaurants, local events, coming soon local businesses reviews and much more on our website GoDavis.biz & GoWeber.biz

i-love-moviesTOP 10 WAYS TO SAVE ON MOVIES:

    • Go in the Afternoon or first showing of the day.
    • Buy at the Box Office, no fees.
    • Skip the 3D and IMAX.
    • Find a Late-Runner theater.
    • Divvy Up the Snacks and eat beforehand.
    • Loyal theater member, specialty discounts or credit card perks.
    • Grab Gift Cards, group discount deals or purchase in advance.
    • Use Movie Clubs. If you have a Sam’s Club or Costco membership, you can save on movie tickets with club cards also can be purchased at theaters.
    • MONDAY Megaplex Matinee prices all day America First CU members.
    • TUESDAY Discount $5 night. Plus UEC movie theaters have free popcorn.

TOP 10 MOVIES TO SEE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:

  • Dr. Seuss, The Grinch  – opens Nov. 9, 2018
  • Cirque Du Soleil in Cinema; Kurios – opens Nov. 13, 2018
  • Fantastic Beasts; The Crimes of Grindelwald – opens Nov. 16, 2018
  • Instant Family – opens Nov. 16, 2018
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet – opens Nov. 21, 2018
  • Robin Hood – opens Nov. 21, 2018
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Small Foot
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • Goosebumps 2; Haunted Halloween

👀 Look what FREE Shows you can watch the Davis County Fair 2018

Come out and see Sea Lions Splash!

The Amazing California and South African Sea Lions will make a big splash for you.  With there amazing and educational show for everyone.  You will leave with a big smile on your face with their talent!

Sea Lions 2018

BMX Biking

Come out for an open practice or you can register to race the ultimate track with steep hills, huge jumps and lots of speed!!  See below for the complete schedule.

BMX Racing Schedule

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Live Petting Zoo

Come out and let the kids be animals with animals at the Davis County Fair Petting Zoo!

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Easter Egg Hunts for Weber and Davis Counties 2018


Easter Egg Hunts In Davis and Weber Counties 2018

Find all the Easter Egg Hunts in Weber and Davis County happening March 24th and March 31st.  So much fun for the entire family.  Grab the kids, aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas and enjoy our beautiful community for Easter this year!

 

March 24, 2018

Dartside

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Brookdale Assited Living and Retirement North Ogden

Brookdale Easter Egg hunt

Mountain Ridge Assisted Living and Memory

Easter Egg hunt Mountain ridge

United for Adoption

United for Adoption

Heritage Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Heritage Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2018

Roy City Recreation Waste Management

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Gigi’s Playhouse

Gigis Playhouse

Powder Mountain

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Powder Mountain Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Syracuse City Park and Recreation

Syracuse City Parks and Recreation

Riverdale City

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Wild About Birds Nature Center

Happy New Year! We hope you have been enjoying the flocks of hungry birds at your feeders this month as much as we are. It’s nice to see Dark-eyed Juncos, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and Pine Siskin mixed in with the many American Goldfinches at our feeders.

The songbirds have enjoyed a rather mild winter season thus far. Two bird species making a splash this early winter season have been the Steller’s Jay and Red-breasted Nuthatch. The two species have made the short distance migration in elevation dropping down into our valleys and visiting our backyard seed and suet feeders due to the lack of a certain pine cone preference they enjoy at higher elevations.

Steller’s Jay

Stellars Jay

Large crested jay with a black head and crest with a blue body. The head has a slight white eyebrow. Steller’s jays will visit backyard feeders and have a preference for black-oil sunflower seed and shelled raw peanuts (peanut splits). Suet is also favored in the winter season.

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Blue-gray upper-parts and rust-brown underparts. Head has a black cap, white eyebrow, black eye stripe. At feeders, it will take sunflower seeds, peanut splits, and suet. Red-breasted Nuthatches hoard excess food by wedging nuts into bark and then hammering them in with their bills. They can be found creeping up and down the trunks of trees searching for insects within the bark furrows.

Mark your calendars! We have some fun events coming up.

February 10th is Bald Eagle Day at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area – 1325 W. Glover Lane (925 S.) Come learn more about the stately symbol of the U.S. while experiencing them in their natural habitat. We will be there from 9am – 3pm ready to teach and share our love of these birds. The UDWR will be providing spotting scopes for the public to get a good look at the eagles.

For more information, contact Jason Jones, Farmington Bay WMA Manager, 801-678-6781

February 16-19 is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Hop onto BirdCount.org and join us in recording which feathered friends are visiting our area. Whether you’re looking out your window, walking a nature path, or just running daily errands, we want to know which species and how many you’re seeing.

 

 

Trick or Treating Fun

HALLWEEN FUN 2017

Before heading out into the errie cold this Halloween stop by some spooktackular events happening in Davis County starting early in the morning.

 

 

REMAX METRO HALLOWEEN PARTY

Start your Halloween day off with a costume contest with Remax Metro

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Halloween Contest fun with Remax Metro

 

KENT’S MARKET PLACE TRICK OR TREATING

Head over to Kent’s Market Place  and Trick or Treat for FREE cider and Cake dounut’s

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Kent’s Market Place Trick or Treating

 

TRICK OR TREAT PHEASANT VIEW EXTRAVAGANZA

Trick or Treat Extravaganza with Pheasant View Assisted living.  Local residence will ring the spirit of Halloween to you for stopping in and trick or treating.

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Pheasant View Assited Living Extracaganza

 

TRICK OR TREAT MAIN STREET IN BOUNTIFUL

Looking for Trick or Treating in Bountiful?  Come out today and go Trick or Treating to all the great shops on Main Street.

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Trick or Treat On Main Street

 

 

CHICK FIL A CENTERVILLE

Oh Chick Or Treat! at Chick Fil A in Centerville!  Come out and color a picture of a cow and receive a treat!

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Chick Or Treat Chic Fil A Centerville

 

 

 

DARTSIDE

Game On… Join Dartside and the Layton Hills mall for Some warm Trick Or Treating!

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Dartside Trick Or Treating at Layton Hills Mall

 

 

Thing to Do in Davis County for Labor Day weekend!

 

 

This to do in Davis County This weekend

Its Labor Day weekend in Davis County!  For those of you staying in town this weekend, you have to check out this list of Things to Do in Davis County!!  Highlights include High School Football, Fundraisers, Triathlon, Labor day specials from local activity centers, and more!  What are your plans this weekend?  Make sure to SHARE this list to your friends!

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Food Truck League in Bountiful 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Food Truck League 

 

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Davis County Football

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Davis County High School Football

7pm:  Click to view all the Davis County high school football games schedule!

 

Rush

The RUSH Funplex…The Biggest Funplex in Utah.

Fun doesn’t stop with the end of Summer at The RUSH Funplex!!

Great deals for the weekend!

The Rush Funplex 

 

Saturday, September 2,2017

 

 

Davis County Sheriff Fundraiser + Search and Rescue Fundraiser & Car Show

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Come join us for the Davis County Sheriffs search and rescue annual exotic/classic car show and Fundraiser with proceeds going to aid in the departments efforts. We are pleased to announce special guests the Diesel Brothers who will be revealing a special rescue vehicle just for the Davis County Sherrif’s search and rescue department.

Davis County Fundraiser with the Diesel Brothers

bountiful open mic

Joy Foundation presents Open Mic, every Saturday night. Family friendly, Bring your own talent.

Open Mic

Sunday, September 3, 2017

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Join us on the lawn at Earl’s Lodge on Sunday, September 3 for the Blues, Brews & BBQ Concert Series with Los LobosThe Ghost of Paul Revere,The Outer VibeTroubadour77Michelle Moonshine and Tom Bennett! Bring the family to Snowbasin Resort for award-winning BBQ, family friendly activities and free live music for all ages!

Blues and Brews BBQ

Monday, September 4, 2017

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The Triathlon at he South Davis Recreation Center is one not to miss!

Labor Day Triathlon

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2 Indoor dart tag arenas, 2 ways to play!!! Family Fun!!! Our 4300 square foot arena holds up to 80 participants at a time and is family fun for ages 5 and up. Soft foam discs and darts for competitive friends and family dart tag action. Now Featuring Survival Tag!!!Pump up the action in our adjacent brand-new 4000 square foot arena

Dartside Fun