Parks and Recreation

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.

Community Garden

The city will be providing garden plots for residents at Legacy Park (2356 South 1000 West). Individuals can purchase a maximum of two plots, one plot for $15.00 or two plots for $25.00. Water will be available for irrigation (April 15th). For an application or more information, please visit the Syracuse Community Center. Plots will be assigned at time of registration.

Heritage Days Committee

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for individuals interested in volunteering to be on our Heritage Days Committee. If interested, please contact Tess Jones at 801-614-9655 or tjones@syracuseut.com

FREE St. Patty’s Day Zumba Party

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am

Wear Green and dance like a Leprechaun!

Little Dancers (spring)

This is a fun introduction to dance.  
Children will explore their movement potential as they learn 
a variety of dance with an introduction to ballet/creative movement.  Dance shoes not required. Ages 3 – 5

Thursdays 10:15-10:55 am or 11:00-11:40 am
8 week session for $40, March 22-May 17 (No class April 5)

Fun Fitness Classes

Zumba with Angie!

Tues/Sat 9:00 am • Thursday Zumba Zone 9:00 am

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

First Class is FREE – More info at angiec.zumba.com

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. Syracuse Community Center. $3 Drop-In, $20 10-class punch pass, First class FREE!

 

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Employee Spotlight-Kim Dabb

Kim Dabb is a building inspector for Syracuse City. Last summer, the City’s Chief Building Official was injured while on vacation and was on temporary leave due to a surgery. This left a big hole in staffing for inspections, especially during a time of immense growth in our City. Kim stepped up and filled in by working extra hours and weekends to ensure inspections were done on time, and consequently averted a crisis for the City’s inspection service. With his efforts, he was given the City’s Employee of the Month award in October. Kim loves the building industry and he is a fascinating character that adds a genuine flavor to our staff. He is extremely experienced and well trained. We are happy to have him on the City’s team.

If you happen to see him, be sure to ask about his hat collection and his experiences at the Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous.

Precious Pets Chloe + Seamus

These Wheaten Terriers are living the good life with their owners.

Meet Chloe (left, age 10) and Seamus (right, age 6). They are both Wheaten Terriers, which is not a super common breed but should be! They are sturdy, medium-sized dogs (averaging 35 pounds) and are great family pets. Very fun-loving, they are known for their “Wheaten Greetin’” which usually includes an overly excited hug, tail wag and lots of licks. Wheatens originate from Ireland and are completely hypoallergenic. They actually have hair like humans, not fur, so no oils/dander and no shedding!

Chloe moved to Utah from the East coast with us seven years ago—1,800 miles in a U-Haul (we won’t be doing that again). She needed a buddy once we were settled, so we got Seamus to keep her company. They love going for walks, eating snacks and napping on our bed. They like to think they are lap dogs, especially Seamus, and are not shy to give up their bellies for a good scratch!

By Allie Brown

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What’s your Earthquake protection?

Every Homeowners policy has an “Earth Movement” exclusion, which means damage from an earthquake is excluded on your home policy. The state of Utah has more fault lines than most of us realize, and when the big one comes are you covered? In 2015, a study predicted that when the big one comes, 84,000 households are expected to be displaced with 53,000 people seeking shelter in Utah.

Essential lifelines of water, electricity, gas, and sewer will likely be out for days, months and some even longer! More than 300,000 structures in 30 days will need to be evaluated for safe occupancy, which will require about 2,400 building inspectors.

Depending on the time of day, there will be an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 deaths, and the estimated number of people injured and needing hospital care ranges from 7,400 to 9,300. The number of available hospital beds will be reduced from 4,790 to 3,200. Another challenge will be the removal of debris generated by the earthquake–requiring over 820,000 truckloads at 25 tons per truck.

One of the biggest concerns in coverage will be “Loss of Use.” Where will you go to live if your home is unsuitable? These Earthquake Policies have coverage for this. No matter who you are insured with on your home, we can offer you an Stand Alone Earthquake Policy with either a 5% deductible that has a Masonry (Brick) exclusion or a 10% deductible without the exclusion. We can insure both the actual home itself and your personal property or just the home itself.

The rates for this are far more reasonable than you think. There are some underwriting requirements to review so contact us to see if you qualify.

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Arts Council

Enjoy a night of music on February 12, at 7 pm, in the Syracuse High School auditorium as the Symphony Orchestra presents Love That Jazz! The event is, once again, free to the public.

The Theater Committee is now accepting letters of interest for the production team of Hairspray the Musical. Please email volunteer@syracuseutaharts.org if you would like to serve as Assistant Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Set Designer, or Publicity Manager—or even just help in other areas of the production. Be sure to include some background, any experience, and dates of other commitments that might conflict with the production from April to July.

The Arts Council Board is always looking for fresh ideas and the hands to help make them happen. Plans are in the works to expand the opportunities for residents to enjoy participating and watching more programs this year by creating a choir, a junior theater program, and additional theater productions. The Board has three terms ending this June. If you enjoy the arts, are willing to serve your community, and would like a fun opportunity to interact with great people while promoting culture through the performing arts, email your interest to serve on a committee, such as sponsorships, junior theater, choir, etc., or on the General Board at the address listed above. Board meetings are usually held the first Wednesday evening of each month. These meetings are open to the public, and visitors and input are always welcome.

http://www.syracuseutaharts.org/

 

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CodeRED Notifications

Syracuse City encourages every citizen to sign up for our CodeRED notification system. By simply entering your phone number into this service, we can notify you in the event of a city-wide or county-wide emergency. Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Please got to www.syracuseut.com and follow the prompts to sign up. It is free to sign up, and takes less than five minutes.

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Space Heaters Need Space

According to the National Fire Protection Association and the United States Fire Administration, space heaters annually account for 40% of reported U.S. home heating fires.

Please practice extreme caution when using space heaters this season. Keep things that can burn at least 3 feet away from space heaters, and create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around them. Make sure to use equipment that has the label of a qualified testing laboratory, and have a qualified professional install stationary heating equipment according to local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

Additionally:

  • Place space heaters on a solid, flat surface, away from high traffic areas and doorways.
  • Turn them off when you go to bed or leave the room.
  • Use and purchase heaters with an automatic shut off so if they’re tipped over they will shut off.
  • Plug power cords directly into outlets and never into an extension cord.
  • Inspect for cracks or damage, broken plugs, or loose connections; replace before using.

Winter fires are preventable! Visit www.nfpa.org/winter for more heating safety advice.

 

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Kindergarten Registration

Syracuse Elementary will be registering new Kindergarten students for the upcoming 2018-19 school year during the week of March 12-16, 2018. A child who resides within Syracuse Elementary boundaries may register for Kindergarten in 2018-19 if they are 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2018, as required by Utah State Law. If you have a child who qualifies, please call 801-402-2600 to receive registration materials.

February Recipes: Sweet + Savory

Whip up a batch of these easy Valentine-themed sugar cookies for your loved ones this month!

Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

by Melissa Spelts

2 bell peppers – cut in half

Mix

1 can of chicken, 12.5 oz (we buy ours from Costco)

1 avocado (diced)

1 to 2 Tbsp. of Mayo

2 tsp. of mustard

Stuff and eat. It’s so yummy!

Mayo Substitutes…

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Hummus

 

Best Sugar Cookies

by Melissa Spelts

This is my Mom’s favorite sugar cookie recipe. It truly is the BEST! I loved when my mom made these. I have many fond memories of cutting out the hearts with the cookie cutter, putting them on the cookie sheet and waiting for them to be cooked and cooled so I could decorate them. They always tasted AMAZING! Just thinking back on them I feel the LOVE my mom had for us. It wasn’t about the treat as much as the time she spent with us making them.

Cream together

1 C. butter

2 C. sugar

3 eggs

Add

1 C. buttermilk and beat well

1 Tbsp. vanilla

½ tsp. soda and salt

4 tsp. baking powder

5 C. flour

Mix all ingredients well. Add flour last.

Set in covered container in refrigerator at least 3 hours. Dough will set up more during this time. (the dough will be soft.)

Roll out ¼ to ½” thickness on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees. DO NOT Brown! Frost and decorate. Makes 4 dozen cookies!

Creamy White Frosting

by Melissa Spelts

1 C. butter (softened)

1 ½ tsp vanilla

4 ½ C. powdered sugar

4 Tbsp milk

I love this recipe. It is so easy and delicious! Throw all ingredients in a mixer and beat together for 30 to 60 seconds and it is done. We use this recipe for all our frosting needs: cakes, cinnamon rolls, and of course sugar cookies!

Public Works

During the months of December through March, you may use your green can for regular household waste. For more information, contact the utility department at 801-825-1477, option 1.

Public Works info:

http://www.syracuseut.com/Departments/PublicWorks/PublicWorksInfo.aspx

Road Construction Updates:

http://www.syracuseut.com/Departments/PublicWorks/RoadConstructionUpdates.aspx

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