Students Of the Month

 

Gavin Reynolds, Gavin Reynolds, Syracuse Connection Magazine

Gavin Reynolds

Syracuse Junior High

Gavin is an outstanding student. In an email sent to teachers of ninth grade students, many teachers stated what a positive influence Gavin has had on our school since enrolling at Syracuse Junior High this year. As reported by Mrs. Stone: “Gavin is independent. He does not require the approval of others and is his own person. He digs in when school gets tough, he is honest about his abilities and a great help to many of his peers. Gavin has been cast as Prince Charming in our school play The Brothers Grimm. Quite a few girls are excited about this.”

Gavin is also looking forward to being a member our Syracuse Junior High’s wrestling team. Last summer he spent time at a Junior Leadership Summit and is an active member of his local scouting group. Gavin was the Student Council President of his previous school and maintains a 4.0 grade point average.

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City Info/Meetings

City Holidays

Feb. 19th – Presidents’ Day

Planning Commission

Feb. 6

Feb. 20

City Council

Feb. 13

Feb. 23

Justice Court: (may be canceled due to holidays)

Held every Wednesday at 9 AM inside City Hall Chambers

Syracuse City Arts Council: First Wednesday of each month

Feb. 7

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City Council Bids Farewell to Mayor Palmer

At the January Council meeting, Mayor Gailey and the City Council recognized Terry Palmer, along with his wife Diane, for their service to the City over the last four years. On behalf of the Mayor and Council, Corinne Bolduc and Andrea Anderson presented Mr. Palmer with a framed retired City Flag that flew over City Hall during Mayor Palmer’s term. City Manager Brody Bovero presented a commemorative clock to Mr. Palmer on behalf of the City. Jayne Gailey, incoming “First Lady of Syracuse,” presented Diane with some cozy blankets for Terry and Diane to snuggle up with for a popcorn and movie night with all their newfound free time.

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From the Mayor

I was a Syracuse boy. When attending reunions or other City functions, I loved the activities planned for youth. But as I grew, I developed a fascination of sitting with the older folks to hear the stories people tell. I’d like to share a story from boyhood.

Syracuse boys knew nothing of video games or other electronic devices. Our first toys were rocks! We built with them. We threw them, hit them with slats from tomato boxes, shot them in flippers and slingshots. We flung them at birds, dogs, cats and on occasion at each other. At eight years, most graduated to BB guns.

One afternoon as I departed on my daily bird hunt, I spotted a feral chicken roosting in the old coal shed behind our home. To my boy mind, the hen was simply a bird, but a bigger, grander trophy. I shot her dead! Mother would be proud. It would be my favorite tonight for supper, chicken noodle soup over mashed potatoes!

When I lifted my dead prize from her roost, I discovered a clutch of six chicks she’d been guarding. Suddenly, I felt sick. My boyish mind didn’t know what to do. I did the only thing I trusted in. I found Mother and showed her what I’d done. I knew she’d know the right thing to do.

We did have chicken noodle soup over mashed potatoes. But I was charged with building a brooder and watching over six chicks until they were self-sufficient. Mom made me the dead hen’s surrogate.

My mother taught me a life-lesson that day. Her teaching is contained in a statement by US Chief Justice, Potter Stewart:

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.”

It’s arguable, that I had done nothing wrong! The hen belonged to no one. Feral chickens were common in the day. Perhaps I had a right, after all her sacrifice did feed our family.

After listening to Mother’s counsel, I learned the truth. Given the circumstances, what I did that day was not the right thing to do. I love this quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer: “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” I had not been kind.

I am delighted to serve with a City Council that each loves this city and seeks the best interest of its populace. I have great respect for them. Each brings strength to that body. It’s also clear they subscribe to Mother’s teachings.

It has been my pleasure to serve the community the last four years as a member of the City Council. I’m now deeply honored to serve as Mayor. Thank you for your confidence. The next four years are going to be critical in what Syracuse becomes as the West Davis Corridor changes Syracuse from the cul-de-sac community it’s been, to the crossroads it will become.

I loved my mother’s preserves, especially apricot. Gone are the days when I could sample them. Luckily, she preserved more than fruit. In my mind, preserved forever, are stories that smack of what used to be. You old-timers: help others acquire the taste of our community. They will only know what was via the stories you will tell.

Michael Gailey,

Mayor of Syracuse City

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Adult Fitness

ZUMBA WITH ANGIE

Fun Fitness!

Zumba-Tues & Sat 9:00 am

Zumba Tone-Thurs 9:00 am

Cost: $36 for 12 Class Punch Pass or $5/class

First Class is FREE! What Are You Waiting For?

More info at angiec.zumba.com

FREE  ZumbaLove

Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am

Wear Red or Pink for Love Your Heart Month

Step It Up! Mon & Wed 9-10am

Work your heart, muscles, and mind in this fun, energetic workout! All skill levels are welcome, we offer low and high-intensity options for you to choose from. Find more info on Facebook at Syracuse Fitness Classes. $3 drop-in, $20 10-class punch pass, first class FREE!

Pump It Up! Tuesday 6:10 am; Friday 9:00 am

Boost your metabolism and tone your muscles with resistance training. We provide hand weights and exercise balls, you just bring your own exercise mat. All skill levels are welcome, we suggest different options so you can work at your own pace. Syracuse Community Center. $3 drop-in, $20 10-class punch pass, first class FREE!

 

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Parks and Recreation

March 31st – Easter Egg Hunt | FREE |10AM

The annual Syracuse Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Founder’s Park on Saturday, March 31, at 10 am SHARP! Children 11 years of age and younger are welcome to participate. The Easter Bunny will be available for picture-taking with the children. Accommodations for special needs children will be available. Volunteers are needed to help stuff eggs. If you are interested, please call the Syracuse Community Center at 801-614-9660 opt. 1

June 23rd – 30th Syracuse Days

Volunteer Opportunities

Egg Stuffing – must be completed and dropped off by Friday, March 30th

For more information, visit syracuserecreation.com or call 801-614-9660

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Youth Activities

SPRING SOCCER: Registration January 1- February 25

This program is for Little Kicks (must be 4 as of September 1, 2018) thru 6th Grade. All leagues are Co-Ed. Cost is $46 (Residents). Registration fee includes a jersey, shorts, and socks.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Registration February 1- March 31

This program is for pre-kindergarteners (must be 5 before September 1, 2018) thru 9th grade. The cost/league is as follows: T-Ball and Coach Pitch ($40), Machine Pitch ($45), Minor/Major ($50), Jr. High ($55). Registration fee includes a jersey and hat.

YOUTH TUMBLING: Registration February 1 – March 2

There will be 6 classes taught by Safety-Certified Instructor Kim Nielson

Days classes are held: Tuesday or Wednesday

Classes Begins: Tuesday, March 6 or Wednesday, March 7.

*Classes will not be held April 3rd and 4th (Spring Break)

Cost: $40

PRESCHOOL TUMBLING: (3/4 year-olds) 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Children will learn beginning tumbling skills.

Beginning Tumbling: (Based on skill level, no age requirements) 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Should be able to do cartwheels and forward rolls.

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Feb. 1

Syracuse Jr. High: Girls Basketball Playoff Quarter Finals at TBD at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Feb. 2

Syracuse High: Girls Basketball at Davis @ 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at Davis @ 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling Tryouts

Feb. 5

Syracuse Jr. High: Girls Basketball Playoff Quarter Finals at TBD at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Feb. 6

Syracuse High: Girls Basketball at home vs Layton @ 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at Layton @ 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Feb. 7

Syracuse High: Wrestling 5A State Classification Tournament at UVU

Antelope Jr High: Parent- Teacher Conferences (early out)

Syracuse Jr. High: Girls Basketball Playoff Quarter Finals at TBD @ 3:15 PM – 5PM

Feb. 8

Syracuse High: Swimming State Championship meet at BYU

Syracuse High: Wrestling 5A State Classification Tournament at UVU

Antelope Jr. High: Parent- Teacher Conferences (early out)

Feb. 9

Syracuse High: Swimming State Championship meet at BYU

Antelope Jr. High: Teacher Comp Day/ No School

Feb. 13

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling at Kaysville @ 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Feb. 15

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling at home vs. Mueller Park @ 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Feb. 16

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at Fremont @ 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Feb. 17

Syracuse High: Wrestling Super State at Corner Canyon

Feb. 19

Syracuse High: No School for Presidents’ Day

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Antelope Jr. High: No school for Presidents’ Day

Syracuse Jr. High: No school for Presidents’ Day

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Presidents’ Day

Feb. 20

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling at Centerville @ 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 21

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at home vs. Weber at 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling at home vs West Point @ 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 22

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 23

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 24

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Feb. 26

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Syracuse High: Boys Soccer Tryouts at 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Feb. 27

Syracuse High: State 5A Boys Basketball Tournament first round @ TBD

Syracuse High: Boys Soccer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling at Legacy at 3:15 PM

Feb. 28

Syracuse High: Boys Soccer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Feb. 2

Utah Opera -at Ed Kinley Amphitheater at 7:00 PM

Feb. 3

South Davis Sweethearts 5K – southdavisraces.com/sweethearts/

Bountiful – $30

9:00 AM

Feb. 10

Bald Eagle Day at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management area at 9:00 AM

Feb. 22

2017 Student Art Show – 8 AM – 8 PM @ Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT

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Senior Events

MONTHLY MOVIE

Wednesday, February 14th @ 1 p.m.

(Victoria & Abdul/Rated PG-13)

FREE ~ Please RSVP

THINK TUESDAY

Tuesday, February 20th @ 10 a.m.

(Tri-Ominos)

FREE ~ Please RSVP

BUS TRIP

Saturday, February 24th (Leaves at 10:30 a.m.)

BYU BROADWAY DANCE REVUE/Lunch at Olive Garden

$8.00 for Bus & Entrance Fee/Lunch on your own

(Reservation required)

LUNCH & BINGO

Friday, February 23rd @ 12 Noon

Guest Entertainment/O-Town Ukesters

Suggested donation of $3.00/person

Must RSVP by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SENIOR YOGA

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8 a.m.

Available for anyone aged 50+/$1.00 or 60+/$0.50

PICKLEBALL

Tuesdays (9 a.m. to 12 noon)

Thursdays (9 a.m. to 12 noon)

Adults/$2.00 or Seniors 60+/$0.50

Please call the Syracuse Community Center at (801) 614-9660 #1 to RSVP

To learn more about activities for Senior Citizens, please stop by the Syracuse Community Center for a Senior Citizens Newsletter or visit www.syracuserecreation.com

If you would like to receive the Senior Citizens Newsletter via e-mail, please send your NAME and E-MAIL address to paulaj@syracuseut.com

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Precious Pets

Golden Doodle Love

This family has found that their dogs make life a little better ]

I was raised in Syracuse on a small hobby farm. December 25th, 1984 I awoke to a dog training book as my Christmas present. Inside was a letter from Santa Clause informing me of a Brittney Spaniel named Jake that was in the garage waiting for me. This started my love for dogs. Over the next 20 years I raised Brittney’s and Labrador retrievers.

When my wife Rhonda and I had kids, my first child Makynzee was sick and in and out of the hospital for the first four years of her life. After many doctor visits we found out that she was allergic to practically everything, so we soon got rid of our animals including my dogs.

Golden Doodle - Harley,wade Stoker, Syracuse Connection Magazine, Go Davis

We met Harley, an F1b Golden doodle, in April 2012 and our family fell in love. Golden doodles are a mix of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle and are supposed to be “hypoallergenic and non-shedding”. All I know is Harley does not shed and Makynzee is not allergic to her. She is very trainable and very smart.

Since getting Harley we have bought another Golden doodle and once a year we breed them. I know there will be some people reading this that will say that Golden doodles are mutts and I should not breed them. However, I have sold pups to veterans suffering from PTSD who say they are calmer than they have been in years when they are with these pups. I have also sold to people suffering from cancer or some suffering from mental issues who say these dogs help them through their most trying times of their lives.

My family and I love our Golden doodles. We take them to baseball games, camping, and fishing, anywhere we go they can go. I believe every kid deserves two things; a dog and a parent who will let them have one.

poodle,wade Stoker, Syracuse Connection Magaizine, Go Davis

 

By Wade Stoker

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