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    Skimboarding on St. George’s Virgin River

    By Chris Jones | June 30, 2014

    Who knew that those of us who love St. George’s southern Utah desert but also crave some of the fun of the ocean’s surf can indulge in skimboarding right here on our own Virgin River? Granted, inland skimboarding is not the same as the popular ocean skimboarding (check out these links for ocean versus inland:... Read More

    Free Movies in St. George: Sunset on the Square

    By Chris Jones | June 27, 2014

    Love a Movie? Love a FREE Movie? Love being outdoors? Yes. Yes. And Yes. Grab a blanket or a chair and check out the movies at the Town Square Plaza provided by the City of St. George.  (check out which movies are playing) With summer here and the kids out of school, we are... Read More

    Jazz Music in Little Valley Park

    By Chris Jones | June 26, 2014

    Desert Hills High School jazz band played in a great new venue for their end of year school concert. The unexpected location was at Silkwood Park in the new Little Valley Silkwood subdivision. I was impressed with the facilities in this hidden location. The band set up in their outdoor amphitheater and the audience brought... Read More

    Kanarraville Falls Hike

    By Chris Jones | June 24, 2014

    Embracing outdoor life is key to fully appreciating the wonder that is Southern Utah. Life in St. George, Utah includes access to scenic hiking trails, miles of running and biking trails, camping locations, National Parks and of course, golf. Kanarraville Falls is one of the hikes in Southern Utah that shouldn’t be missed. Just 30... Read More

    Washington County and St. George City Incentives to Save WATER

    By MaryAnne Walker | June 1, 2014

    Living in our beautiful desert, one can’t help but appreciate water for the life sustaining commodity that it is. Even if you aren’t as “green” as your neighbor, you have to own some responsibility for water conservation especially when it is as dry as it is this year. St. George City and Washington County work... Read More

    Educating our children: Early Morning Strings

    By MaryAnne Walker | April 14, 2014

    If your children want to learn to play one of the string instruments–violin, viola, cello, bass–we have an excellent opportunity in Washington County to get our kids started early.  Fossil Ridge, Lava Ridge, Sunrise Ridge & Tonaquint Intermediate Schools and Hurricane Elementary all offer programs called “Early Morning Strings”.  The program is aptly named as... Read More

    Tennis Snob faces Pickle Ball Take-over

    By MaryAnne Walker | April 1, 2014

    Okay. I’ll confess. I was a tennis snob. The day I saw pickle ball courts take over the tennis courts adjacent to Vernon Worthen Park in downtown St. George, was a day of mourning. Smaller courts. Silly paddles. Only the weak, slow and retired could be opting for such a water-downed sport. Imagine my consternation... Read More

    Educating Our Children: Performing Arts Programs in Washington County

    By MaryAnne Walker | February 1, 2014

    If finding a high school in the St. George area with a strong performing arts program is important to you, your first knee jerk reaction may be to opt for the Tuacahn High School for the performing arts in Ivins.  I have heard praises for Tuacahn since it opened in 1999, and if you... Read More

    Educating our Children: Elementary Schools in Washington County

    By MaryAnne Walker | January 15, 2014

    Currently there are twenty-four elementary schools in Washington County School District, and my personal experience is limited to only a small portion of them. . I hesitate to point out one as exceptionally good or another as exceptionally bad simply because in my experience one change in administration, particularly if the principal is changed, a school... Read More

    Educating Our Children: Schools in Washington County, Utah

    By Chris Jones | January 1, 2014

    Raising children in Southern Utah naturally leads parents to be highly interested in the community’s schools. Personally, having children at all levels in the charter and public school system, we have had quite a bit of experience with different schools. Washington County school district is somewhat unique in that there are four different schools in... Read More