About St. George

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Trail Tuesday took me on my favorite hike of the summer – Red Reef at Red Cliffs.    The Red Reef hike begins at the Red Cliffs campground and it takes you by beautiful red rock formations, arches, caves and great water holes.  There are spectacular views and numerous photo opportunities.  The trail follows Quail Creek and you enter a winding beautiful canyon.  There were several pools of water and at one point you have to navigate around a large pool, over an 8-foot sandstone wall, with carved-out foot holds.  These are called the Moki steps by locals.  Going up these steps is scary, but coming down them was fairly terrifying.  There is an anchored rope for you to hold onto, but if you fall you land right in the pool of water.

This pool is

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After eating a delicious breakfast at the Main Street Diner, I came across an interesting antique/vintage shop in Hurricane, Utah.  It is called the Gypsy Emporium Antique Mall.  It is located at 25 East State Street in Hurricane.  This is one of the largest antique stores in all of Southern Utah.  

There is really no way to classify this shop.  It is full of antiques, souvenirs, mementos, crafts, vintage clothing and jewelry, consignment items and yet they also have new, locally made items too.  The building is huge and also has an upstairs packed with items.

I don’t really love shopping for antiques, but I enjoyed shopping at the Gypsy Emporium.  I found a few unique items I bought as gifts.  My daughter was with me and it was fun to explain

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The Pasta Factory is located in Ancestor Square, downtown at the corner of St. George Boulevard and Main Street.  The Pasta Factory is a MUST if you live in St. George or if you are visiting.  The restaurant has an inside dining area, but I always enjoy sitting in the temperature controlled patio area. 

The unique thing about the Pasta Factory is that you can custom-build your pasta dish.  You select your pasta from a numerous assortment of choices – angel hair, spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, bowtie, linguine, radiatore, fresh zucchini, tortellini or ravioli.  Then you choose your sauce – alfredo, red clam, white clam, spaghetti, classic pesto, creamy pesto, meat or Szechuan.  Finally, you can add toppings to the dish – chicken breast, Szechuan

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Dixie State University, Washington County School District and the City of St. George have worked together to offer classes in a collaborative learning environment - Community Education at Dixie State University. 

Sign up for the Community Education newsletter here.  Dixie State University will send you upcoming classes, community events and all sorts of good information to your email.  Fall 2017 registration begins August 14.  Fees vary depending on the class. 

Classes that are often offered:

  • Art
  • Photography
  • Crafts and other hobbies
  • Foreign languages
  • Personal enrichment
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Health and fitness
  • Motorcycle safety
  • Self-protection safety programs

Do you have a special skill or hobby you would like to

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I invited my parents to breakfast this morning and they suggested we try DeDe’s Restaurant in St. George, Utah.  DeDe’s is a quaint little diner on the corner of Dixie Drive and Valley View Drive.  We were immediately seated and given a menu with wonderful breakfast selections.  DeDe’s has been voted BEST OMELETS in St. George by Trip Advisor.   I selected an omelet and buttermilk biscuit.  They were both delicious.  My parents decided on strawberries and cream french toast.  The french toast and bacon were delicious too.  My grandfather was a cook and my mom talked about how DeDe’s food reminded her of her father’s cooking at home, years ago. 

There is a wonderful breakfast menu with “25 Dang Delicious Omelets,” as well as several breakfast

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According to a new analysis done by SmartAsset, Washington County is the 14th in new investments this year out of 3,000 counties across the United States.

An investment, according to this study, occurs whenever a new business is opened, a house is built, a company moves in, or a government agency supports a project. The fact that all of these are occurring in the area, shows that there is still plenty of growth to come. Washington County has already been seeing plenty of it recently. New homes are popping up everywhere as more people and businesses choose to make this area their home. Data from the study showed a 13.7 percent growth in business, 36 new building permits per 1,000 homes last year, and a 5.4 percent increase in job growth. The study

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There will be a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.  The eclipse will be visible throughout Southern Utah.  There are several places throughout the United States that will be able to see the total phase of the solar eclipse, but we will be able to observe a partial solar eclipse here in St. George. 

According to the website Time and Date, a “total solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth.  A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night.”  There is a narrow path across the U.S.A, (approximately 70 miles), from the West Coast to the East Coast that will be able to see a total solar eclipse.  This eclipse is being referred to as the

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I have been driving by a beautiful farm, on acres of land, for several months now.  I finally went to investigate (for Trail Tuesday) and found a wonderful surprise.  It is the Hela Seegmiller Historical Farm.  It is located at 2592 South 3000 East in St. George (Little Valley), Utah. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful farm is park of St. George City Parks and was built on land that was a workable farm.  The Seegmiller family gifted the land to the City of St. George so that the city would build an historical farm with the look of the original homestead.  I spent my time walking around the grounds and enjoyed every minute.  There is a barn (pavilion) which holds 134 people, picnic tables, a garden area, an orchard, corrals, and

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Whether you're buying, selling, or a first-time home buyer, you need to know the pulse of the St. George Real Estate Market. Here are 5 big trends to watch!

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the St. George, Utah area? If so, you're in luck! The real estate market is booming in this scenic southwestern city and for good reason. Sometimes referred to as "Utah's Florida," St George offers great weather including over 300 days of sunshine per year, world-class golf, and close proximity to Zion National Park and many other state and national parks and monuments.

Today, we're breaking down St George real estate trends to watch, so you'll know what to look for when making your next move.

Ready to learn more? Let's dive in!

1. The Market is

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I have been driving by the Dixie State University Stadium for several months now to see how the renovation of the new stadium is going.  Yesterday Dixie State University Athletics announced that the second renovation phase of the Legend Solar Stadium complex will begin later this month.  The university received a $10 million donation from Legend Solar in the spring of 2016, to renovate the stadium.   The track and field looks beautiful.  They were painting the seats in the stadium this morning. 

The second phase of construction includes adding an east grandstand that will have 5,000 seats along with lockers rooms, restrooms and concession stands.  The stadium will remain closed to all general public access until it is completed due to safety

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