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    The Arts in Southern Utah: Pianist Brandon Lee

    By MaryAnne Walker | February 17, 2015

    One of the things that I appreciate about living in St. George is how much access we have to the arts despite being a small community. Friday night, we attended an incredible concert by the Southwest Symphony with guest performer, pianist Brandon Lee. The Cox auditorium was packed and Lee’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto... Read More

    Gardening in Southern Utah

    By MaryAnne Walker | February 10, 2015

    It has been impossible to stay indoors the last week here in St. George, and with the rain that has fallen, the yards have started to come alive. If you are planning on planting a garden and haven’t started yet, NOW is the time to start moving forward. Despite all the “fails” I have had... Read More

    Unique Neighborhoods: Stone Cliff–Life with a View

    By MaryAnne Walker | January 15, 2015

    Looking for a view? Living in Southern Utah, the views are limitless and if having a home with a view is important to you, you are in luck. There are views to be had around the valley. One great neighborhood for finding views, however, is atop the hill at Stone Cliff Neighborhood. I’ve never driven... Read More

    Brian Head: January is New Skiier Month

    By MaryAnne Walker | January 12, 2015

    Winter is one of the best things about living in St. George. I love that we can drive 1 ½ hours north and be on the ski slopes of Brian Head on Cedar Mountain and then return home and play tennis in the evening, often in shorts and sweat shirt. For those of us who... Read More

    Virgin River Gorge – Interstate 15

    By MaryAnne Walker | November 22, 2014

    There are plenty of gorges in Southern Utah but locals know if you say “The Gorge” you are referring to the strip of I-15 that cuts through the Virgin River Gorge just south of St. George. The Gorge is a strip of highway that basically follows the Virgin River where it has cut a beautiful... Read More

    Pay It Forward in St. George

    By MaryAnne Walker | November 19, 2014

    I find myself asking, particularly at this time of year, how I can reach out to other people and make a difference in the world—even if it is just a small part of the world right here in my community. I especially like to look for opportunities where I can work along with my children... Read More

    Southern Utah Football – Region 9 – Dominates 3AA Football

    By MaryAnne Walker | November 12, 2014

    High school playoffs are down to the semi-finals, and our Region 9 boys have dominated the scene. The playoffs have been fun to follow as we have watched our local high schools pick off their opponents securing all four spots in the semi-finals. Last Friday night, we saw Dixie High School turn their game around... Read More

    St. George Ranks in Money Magazine

    By MaryAnne Walker | November 4, 2014

    Ranked #47 in the nation. We say it all the time. Southern Utah is beautiful. We love it, and we can give you 101 reasons that it is a great place to live, but we are biased. We know we are. The red sand is between our toes and there is no other place we’d... Read More

    November Calendar of Events

    By MaryAnne Walker | October 29, 2014

    Nov. 1           Snow Canyon Half Marathon Nov. 1           Shrek the Musical (final performance), Hurricane Fine Arts Center, 7 pm, $5-8 Nov. 1           Ancestor Square Farmer’s Market, FREE, 8 am to noon Nov. 1           Concert, Jim Witter’s “Feelin’ Groovy”, Cox Auditorium, 7:30 pm, $20 Nov. 3-9       Plein Air Art, Zion National Park, FREE, all day... Read More

    Art Around the Corner

    By MaryAnne Walker | October 27, 2014

    One of St. George’s strengths is its continued support of the arts. I recently attended the Dallas Brass concert at Dixie State University where the visiting emcee made the comment that one sign of a vibrant community is one where the arts are supported and enjoyed. We have benefitted from Southern Utah’s continued efforts to... Read More