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November 2018 Almanac

November 1 All Saints’ Day. Sunrise 7:58am. Sunset 6:23pm. High: 50°F. Low: 31°F. Precipitation: 0.64 in. For the next couple weeks, we lose an additional three minutes of daylight …

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Arts, Culture

Seeing the Sacred at Urban Arts Gallery

“The artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible.” Alex Grey At the end of each year, Urban Arts Gallery places a call for submissions and creates exhibits for the following y …

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Arts

On the cover

In my search for meaning and joy in life, I have become a painter. I have found both there.  But really, I have found all of life there.  In the creative act I have continuously cy …

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Nature

Meet the new birds your native plants will attract

More and more of us are planting pollinator-friendly gardens, which is attracting more birds, bees and butterflies.The free Audubon Bird Guide app is a great way to identify, learn …

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Nature

Almanac: October 2018 A compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond

October 1 Sunrise: 7:24 am. Sunset: 7:09 pm. Avg. high 73°. Avg. low 49°. Day length is rapidly decreasing—by 77 minutes from today till October 31. That’s about two and a half min …

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Food & Health, Recipes

2018 Eat Local Contest Winner: Savory roasted Butternut squash pudding

  1 lb. sourdough bread (Crumb Brothers) 1 medium butternut squash  (Tagge’s) 1 bunch swiss chard or other dark leafy green (Asian & Heirlooms) 6 cloves garlic (Ranui Gard …

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Arts, Community Profiles

On the cover: Chris Miles

After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Chris Miles moved to New York and worked as an illustrator for magazines, book covers and children’s bo …

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Creativity

Creative Lab @ The City Library

The downtown library has created a dedicated lab of equipment and software for groups and individuals to access who otherwise wouldn’t have had the resources. You can sign up to cr …

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Arts

On the Cover: August 2018

Since a very young age I have a had a deep desire to connect with people. Painting has been a way to bridge the raw energies of the subconscious and a way to communicate to the wor …

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Community

Briefly Noted: August 2018

First Unitarian Church Sanctuary: Volunteers needed Vicky Chavez, mother of two, came to the U.S. form Honduras four years ago to escape domestic violence and to be with her family …

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Arts

On the Cover: August 2018

Landcover Reprise by Marci Erspamer. Since a very young age I have had a deep desire to connect with people. Painting has been a way to bridge the raw   energies of the subcon …

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Arts

On the Cover: July 2018

Diving for Coins, by Jamie Wayman. Jamie Wayman knows water. A competitive swimmer for the University of Utah-turned -artist, she creates pool paintings with authenticity. Still sw …

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Nature

The Urban Almanac: July 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. July 1 Sunrise; 6:00am Sunset: 9:02pm  The average high in SLC is 90 F.; low is 69. Av. Precipitation: .59 i …

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Arts

On the Cover: June 2018

“Nectar,” by Paul J. Marto, Jr. The stresses of everyday life do their best to rob us of simple pleasures like enjoying a glorious sunrise, witnessing a dramatic lightning strike o …

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Alternative Therapies

Bee Venom Therapy

“What I learned in 18 months of stinging myself with bees.” People have been stinging themselves with bees for purposes of health since time immemorial. Therapeutic bee stings were …

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