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Speechless Sunday (almost!): Pony up!
'Pony up' is
an expression that means 'to pay'. I'm sure most people would pay a
healthy premium to have access to such remarkable views way up
high. This little pony takes full advantage of the views by
positioning himself at the uppermost point overlooking the city
below and far beyond.
Happy Sunday to you all!
A creature this size deserves the
utmost respect when in its presence, so tip toe quietly around
him as you admire his dramatic features and timeless beauty. If
you startle him into conciousness, there are no guarantees for
your safety as he is one powerful beast!
He could suddenly grasp you in his
trunk or stomp the ground causing multiple tremors, suddenly
throwing you off-balance, causing you to meet the ground in a
horizontal posture...so shhhh no wakey!
This is a boulder I came across as
my husband was landscaping a new park at Stone
Cliff in St.
George, Utah, a gated community that sits high upon a sandstone
bluff in Washington County. For more information on Stone Cliff
or other southern Utah communities, contact me: Wanda
Kubat-Nerdin, Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, Utah ~
435-632-9374 or info@WandaCan.com.
F-16 bomber? Commercial Jet? Those
were the first two thoughts that quickly entered my mind as I saw
one particular cloud rushing by as the sun began it's quick descent
for the day. And then it came to me...it's a FISH and
it's a B-I-G
I always look forward to grabbing the poles with my family,
heading to a lake, any lake, reservoir,
pond, body of water, to cast the line into the water, relax and
enjoy the day...hmmm...I must put that on my list of Things To Do!
Happy Wednesday to you all!
GOLF at "Valderra Golf Club at
The Ledges", formerly The Ledges Golf Club in St. George, Utah!
The Ledges Golf
Club of St. George was recently renamed the "Valderra
Golf Club at The Ledges". The
new owners invite everyone to come golf AS MANY HOLES AS YOU CAN
PLAY, during the same day you purchase and play your 18 hole round.
Special Winter Rates and this offer extends thru the end
of January, 2011.
- Mon-Thurs for $45
- Fri & Sat for $55
- Sun for $50!
Please call about the new "Junior Player Golf Rates" for golfers
under the age of 17, available year-round (call the Golf Club for
details). And don't forget the fabulous Fish Rock Grille, now open
for lunch Mon thru Sat from 11am - 3pm. Relax inside the dining room
or fully stocked bar while surrounded by amazing scenery
and stunning views that Valderra
Golf Club at The Ledges offers. You'll
be hooked at first glance!
There are currently 8 homes for sale at The
Ledges at this
time. Prices start at $675,000 up to $3,800,000 with a square
footage size 3,434 to 9,200.
For more information on available properties and exciting, new
changes being made at "Valderra Golf Club at The Ledges",
Ledges Golf Club in St.
George, Utah, go to: www.ledges.com
I have decided to stick with
love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~Martin Luther King, Jr
When there is hate in the heart, it is
impossible to see through it to truly enjoy the many gifts that are
A child's laugh
A lover's touch
A second chance
Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary
who spoke of love, overcoming hate and wished for a united nation.
Today, we honor you Mr. King and like you, I
have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
~Martin Luther King, Jr
Speechless Sunday (almost!): Horace once said, "Nothing's
beautiful from every point of view."
Apparently he never spent any time in southern
While at Stone
Cliff, a gated community that sits high upon a sandstone
bluff in St.
George, Utah, I had a little time and took picture after picture
of the views below of the city scapes, surrounding bluffs, ridges
and mountain ranges. I have to say they're all beautiful! Mr.
Horace, if you had travelled here in your lifetime, your quote
would say, "Nothing's Everything's
beautiful from every point of view!"
County School District / Washington County, Utah Market Snapshot /
The Year Thru December 2010 & Last 30 Days
The following is a compilation of stats regarding the Washington
County School District in
Washington County, Utah. Small class size, diverse subject material
and cutting edge technology set the schools in southern Utah apart
from others in surrounding areas.
- Total student Enrollment - (as of
- 23 Elementary Schools
- 5 Intermediate Schools (6th & 7th grades)
- 5 Middle Schools (8th & 9th Grades)
- 7 High Schools
- 1 On-line School (K-8th grade)
Tuacahn High School for
the Performing Arts Total Student Enrollment: Approximately 255
Academics: Drama, Music, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre Tech and
- Christian Cooperative Learning Center - Washington City
- Montessori Schools - St. George, Utah
- Trinity Lutheran School - St. George, Utah
- Valor Hall - St. George, Utah
State College - Will
soon be named as a University!
Four year baccalaureate degrees in 10 areas are offered:
- Aviation Management
- Business Administration
- Computer & Information
- Dental Hygiene
- Elementary Education
Criminal Justice Degree is offered as well on cooperation with
Southern Utah University. Secondary licensure(teaching) programs
are currently offered with emphasis in Biology, English and
Southern Utah University -
70 majors are offered through 6 colleges. Master's programs in
Accounting, Professional Communications, Business Administration,
Education, Arts, Administration, Public Administration, Forensic
Science and Sports Conditioning and Performance.
Dixie Applied Technology College- Technical
training for high school and college students in Washington County.
Open entry / exit, self paced with specialized training available
for business and industry. Training can be customized to meet
specific needs. The college is fully accredited by the Council of
Occupational Education and is a campus of the Utah College of
Mojave Community College
University of Phoenix
Parade of Homes
The Parade of Homes is held in mid February every year. Over 30,000 people
come to view
this spectacular showcase of homes which offer the latest in design. These
homes vary in size and price and offer a wealth of ideas for building
and decorating for everyone. Sponsored by Southern Utah Home Builders.
Dixie College Invitational
One of the finest art shows in the west and is
shown at the Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie
State College campus. Art from artists from the western states are invited to
showcase their art.
Admission is free.
Annual St George Art Festival -
This event known as the "Friendliest
Festival in the West" is held the Friday and Saturday of Easter
Weekend and hosts a wonderful variety of art and artists from all over the
You'll find food, entertainment and special children's fun. This street show is
held at the St George City Park on Main & Tabernacle.
St George Blvd and Tabernacle. Presented by the St George City Leisure
The Ironman will be back the 1st week of May
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Coyote Gulch Art Village in
Kayenta Original outdoor art, sculpture
and pottery for your home and garden.
Blue Moon Festival & Pottery Sale
Washington County Fair,
Annually held around the first week in August at
the state-of-the-art Washington County Fair Park
in Hurricane. This family fun event features carnival rides, games, festive
award-winning crops and livestock exhibits.
Enterprise Corn Festival
The Enterprise area is noted for its productive
farms and gardens. Excellent corn is grown both
commercially and privately in this area, and the people take pride in their
crop. When it's time to harvest, they
celebrate at the end of August in the town square with a weekend selling fresh,
succulent corn on the cob, playing games selling crafts, exhibiting quilts and
plain old fashioned fun.
Join the Lions Club for the annual rodeo
celebration at the Sun Bowl in St George. Approved by the
Dixie Lions Round-up - Mid September
Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association, this wild weekend extravaganza is held
weekend in September. Great entertainment for all.
Santa Clara Swiss Days
On the last Friday and Saturday in September, the
small town of Santa Clara celebrates its
Swiss heritage - based on early pioneers that settled the town in 1861. The
event offers an array
of events including historical displays, a fun run, craft and food booths, and
5,000 + runners come from all over the world to
participate in the 13th largest marathon in the US. It begins in the majestic
Pine Valley Mountains and descends nearly 1,600 feet through scenic sandstone cliffs
and ancient lava flows to the center of St George City. Runner's
World lists it as one of the "10
Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons." www.stgeorgemarathon.com
St George Marathon
Huntsman Senior Games
A world-class, international senior athletic
event, the HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES offers
22 sports for men and women ages 50 and better. All skill levels of competition
are available, and no
pre-qualification is necessary. The Games will host over 7,000 athletes from as
many as 50 countries who will be
treated to fine entertainment, social activities, life saving health tests, and
A very popular competition for thousands of athletes 50 and better from all over
the world, which promote worldwide
peace, health, friendship and fun. Offering 26+ sports, healthy lifestyle
seminars, critical health tests, socials and spectacular ceremonies.
Cycling, softball, swimming, tennis, bowling, racquetball, track & field,
basketball, golf, horseshoes, table
tennis, duathlon (cycling & running), basketball free-tree and 3-point shoot,
soccer, volleyball and road racing events are all included in the sporting
competitions. Call for applications.
Tour a magical wonderland of custom-designed and
beautifully-decorated Christmas trees, holiday
Jubilee of Trees
wreaths and collectibles created and donated by area organizations, businesses
Special features include a teddy bear picnic, fashion show, western concert,
gala auction and more.
Proceeds benefit the charitable purpose of Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Santa's Workshop is usually held the last weekend of November
Step back in time! The sights and sounds of 19th
Century London come alive at the Spectrum's Dickens'
Dickens' Christmas Festival
Christmas Festival in the Dixie Center. The Festival is not just another craft
show, but a unique and
unusual entertainment and shopping experience. Guests wind through narrow
village streets as they shop for their gifts and rub shoulders with a cast of
Dickens' characters such as Tiny Tim, Scrooge, Oliver, and even Queen Victoria
and the "real" Father Christmas all combine to offer our guests a Christmas
experience like no other! The Festival is known for its unique gifts and
Tuachan’s Festival of Lights &
Live Nativity Production Thanksgiving thru January 1st
Thousands of twinkling lights greet you
as you approach the parking lot of the Tuachan Amphitheater. This
annual event takes place every evening except Sunday from Thanksgiving until
New Year’s Day at the Tuachan Center
for the Arts in Ivins. The show features a touching, live nativity scene and
re-enactment of the birth of Jesus.
The scene and the show definitely inspires you in the true spirit of
Main Street, St. George City’s New Year’s Eve
Celebration. The best in in family-friendly fun and entertainment.
Non-alcoholic, community celebration which includes street mimes and clowns,
games for children, swing music, hip hop tunes and more filling the streets with
festive music. Great food can be found at the food booths. Spectacular
fireworks welcome in the new year in great style.
Many organizations come together to offer the best in family-friendly fun and
entertainment as the St. George community
takes to the streets for First Night along Main Street, St. George City's New
Year's Eve celebration.