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 By Sherry Sorensen    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving 5K: A 29-Year Tradition

The average American consumes more than 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day. With that staggering figure in mind, many individuals choose to combat the increased caloric intake with a bit of pre-feast...

 
 By Tammy Nakamura    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

A New Place For Children To Play in Holladay

Holladay City will soon have its first playground. Currently, there is no playground in any city-owned park. A group of volunteers led by Mayor Rob Dahle and former Mayor Dennis Webb organized the...

 
 By Raili Jacquet    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Unusual House Swap in Holladay

A transaction that has been in the making for six months involving three parties with three separate lists of needs has finally come to a close. Holladay Mayor Rob Dahle described the deal as a "Win,...

 
 By Sherry Sorensen    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

New Park-and-Ride Lot Coming to Cottonwood Heights

More parking is coming to the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The Cottonwood Heights City Council recently approved a contract with Miller Paving to construct a park-and-ride lot to include roughly 50 to 60 parking stalls at the northeast corner of...

 
 By Sherry Sorensen    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Leaves Coming Out Your Ears? Drop 'Em Off

Leaf collection bags, in bundles of 10, are currently available to residents of Holladay and Cottonwood Heights at area libraries, fire stations, recreation facilities and city offices. “We have a limited supply of bags, so we request that people...

 
 By Tammy Nakamura    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Cleanup Planned for Butternut Park

A cleanup is planned by City of Holladay employees and residents who live near Butternut Park on Saturday, Nov. 8. Volunteers are asked to bring trimmers, rakes, gloves and other gardening items from...

 
 By Submitted by David Robertson    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

"Highlights From Handel's Messiah:" 23rd Annual Gift to the Community

Once again, the glorious sounds of "Hallelujah," "For Unto Us A Child is Born," "I Know that My Redeemer Liveth" and more will resound through the Olympus High School Performing Arts Center as...

 
 By Raili Jacquet    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Holladay Arts Council Welcomes New Director

The Holladay Arts Council is preparing for more art- focused community events and has recently welcomed a new director to help guide the way. Margo Richards brings years of volunteer work, organizatio...

 
 By Sherry Sorensen    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Mapping Bike Trails in Cottonwood Heights

Recreation is a big deal in Cottonwood Heights. On any given day, bikers, hikers and runners can be found enjoying the beauties of the city and surrounding hills. But knowing what trails connect and what streets have bike lanes or sidewalks is often...

 
 By Submitted by Denise Nikol    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Skyline Performing Arts Presents "Hello Dolly!"

It only takes a moment to fall in love with 'Hello Dolly!" -- a classic Broadway musical comedy with music and lyrics written by Jerry Herman, based on the play "The Matchmaker" by Thorton Wilder....

 
 By Sherry Sorensen    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Connecting the Canyons For One Ski Experience

Seven resorts. Three connections. One ski experience. Ski Utah recently unveiled two of the three ski lift alignments for the ONE Wasatch conceptual plan intended to create an over-the-snow...

 
 Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Mount Olympus Senior Center: Events Schedule

Mount Olympus Senior Center is located at 1635 East Murray-Holladay Road. Phone 385-468-3130 for more information. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transportation is available Monday through Friday for those who live in the area. The cost is $2; call the...

 
 By Michelle Bodkin    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Brighton Runs Its Way to State

After a strong fourth-place region finish Oct. 10, the Brighton High boys cross country team, led by Peyte Pullman and Julian Pellman, was headed to state Oct. 22 (after press deadline). While the...

 
 By Michelle Bodkin    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Running For Records

Holladay local Katie Duckworth is taking the cross country world by storm and she's only in ninth grade. This past summer, she qualified to run in the Hershey North American Final. Duckworth has also...

 
 Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Holladay Chamber Corner

This past month the Holladay Chamber of Commerce welcomed guest speaker Fred Johnson of Eagle Environmental at our monthly luncheon at Cottonwood Club. Thank you to the members who attended. The...

 
 By Marci Heugly    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Butler Middle School Honors Veterans

Through the years, men and women have fought daily to protect our country's freedoms, often at great personal sacrifice. The students at Butler Middle School want to recognize and honor that selfless...

 
 By Marci Heugly    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

CH Arts Council Brings Contemporary Dance Performance To Town

If dance is art, then contemporary dance is modern art, and art is meant to be shared. The Cottonwood Heights Arts Council and SALT Contemporary Dance Company are presenting "Embark," a dance concert...

 
 By Marci Heugly    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Olympus Students Swap-A-Heart To Promote Inclusion

Part of the high school experience is making some very important decisions. Not everyone will pick the same path in life, and students at Olympus not only want to embrace their differences, but...

 
 By Marci Heugly    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Butler Elementary Looks Ahead to New Building

As students and administration at Butler Elementary School look forward to building a new school, the community is looking to contribute and add a meaningful touch. Debbie Tyler, who worked as a...

 
 By Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

County Mayor's Message

Salt Lake County is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. We’re at a point in time where we can either shape the future that we choose, or sit back and let the future shape us. A perfect example of that is what is happening to our centra...

 
 Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Business Spotlight: Merco Local

Merco Local Shopping local is a great idea, but unless word of mouth reaches you or you stumble upon a store, you may resort to a national chain. Enter Merco Local. After 15 years of working for a...

 
 By Peri Kinder    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Fair Game

There's a small, football-shaped gland in the center of the brain that makes people go temporarily insane. It kicks into high gear during fall and winter. Each weekend, this gland swells to the size...

 
 By Joani Taylor    Cottonwood Holladay    October 31, 2014 

Crock-Pots: They aren't just for Dinner Anymore

One of the unspoken niceties about fall is the financial relief of turning off the A/C. Isn't it lovely to have the reprieve where we neither have to heat nor cool our home? As we begin to turn off th...

 
 By Sherry Sorensen    Cottonwood Holladay    October 2, 2014

Cottonwood Heights Moving Forward On Municipal Center

When it's complete, the Cottonwood Heights City Hall will be more than just four walls and some offices. According to city leaders, it will be the heart of the community. "What we really want to do is...

 
 By Raili Jacquet    Cottonwood Holladay    October 2, 2014

Holladay Welcomes Olympus Hills Neighborhood

The annexation of the Olympus Hills neighborhood into Holladay City was approved with applause at the Sept. 18 Holladay City Council meeting, marking the end of a process that Holladay City Manager...

 

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