What’s new around town.
New state law regarding reflexology
Reflexology is not massage. An alternative, natural healing art, the practice uses pressure applied to points on the feet, hands and ears to relieve tension and improve circulation. For decades, Utah required reflexologists working in the state to be licensed as massage therapists, but in April Governor Gary Herbert signed into law HB 207 under the Utah Massage Act exempting reflexologists from that requirement. Practitioners still must be able to show proof of education and national certification with the American Reflexology Certification Board.
Paula Powell is one reflexologist who is grateful for the change. When Powell moved to Utah in February, practicing through her business Feet for Peace was still illegal. Now Powell can offer her clients foot, hand and facial reflexology sessions with peace of mind.
Paula Powell, http://Feetforpeace.com
Daley’s Men’s Shop
Men, there’s a new store in town just for you! Daley’s Men’s Shop in Sugar House opens its doors January 1st with an eclectic collection of new and vintage clothing of various styles. Their selection of new clothing is growing but already includes Doc Marten, Levi and Kill City. The vintage clothing is all hand-picked from Los Angeles by store owner Spencer Daley.
817 E 2100 S http://www.daleys.co.
University area grocery opens
The new 13th Street Market, next to Graywhale CD Exchange near the University of Utah campus, wants to build community around food, connecting local vendors to Utah shoppers. Founded by Jenny Way Zemp, 13th Street is a marketplace for health local eggs, meats, cheeses and produce, and with a cozy space to gather for coffee. Even wilted veggies will have a job – feeding Clifford Family Farm’s chickens and pigs.
Each month, the Market will devote wall space to a new local artist. To submit your work, contact Lori Major, director of operations. And, keep an eye out for special market events highlighting new local products.
216 S. 1300 E. http://www.startthemarket.com
CUAC gets a Warhol
…grant, that is. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts awarded the Central Utah Art Center (CUAC, pron. quack, and located in downtown Salt Lake City) with the $100,000 grant in recognition of their outstanding contemporary and experimental art exhibitions. The funds, distributed over 2015 and 2016, will support the creation and presentation of future exhibits starting with upcoming solo shows by artists Chris Coy and Justin Berry. This is the second time that CUAC has received the prestigious Warhol grant.
Jung Society volunteers needed
The Jung Society of Utah, a non-profit organization started in 2009, provides public lectures and workshops exploring Jungian psychology and a range of other topics that consider the path towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. This year, the Jung Society is asking for some generous community members to make a one-year volunteer commitment to help keep the organization running smoothly. Open volunteer positions include a website manager to maintain the organization’s new website, and, as part of that new site, a few volunteer bloggers to create posts on psychological topics.
Contact Machiel Klerk, MachielKlerk@hotmail.com.
Utah Film Commission
The Utah Film Commission is starting out the new year with a new film commissioner, Virginia Pearce. While her job is to encourage production of feature films, television and commercials, her first assignment is the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where the Utah Film Commission has had a presence since its inception in 1978.
Come visit the Living Room presented by the Utah Film Commission. Kick up your feet, use some free WiFi, talk shop with filmmakers, enjoy hot drinks and locally produced artisanal snacks and learn about all Utah has to offer. Insiders tip: Rumor has it the UFC may have some fun entertainment surprises up their sleeve — you never know who you might happen into.
Utah Film Commission’s “Living Room” at Sundance: Jan. 23-29,10am-4pm,
528 Main Street, Park City.
Envision Utah’s design-your-own-city game really is fun
By the year 2050 the population of Utah is expected to nearly double in size. That means that about 5 million people will be living here, using public services, driving on roads, looking for jobs or going to school, using water, electricity and recreating on public lands. It’s going to mean a lot of change and growth. How that happens and what that looks like might be up to you.
Envision Utah launched a public community planning project in 1997. The project gathered input from local residents, elected officials, conservationists, business leaders and others to create a vision of Utah’s ideal future. The historic planning process laid the groundwork for actions like TRAX and Frontrunner and helped strengthen water conservation measures.
Now, Envision Utah is stepping back to the drawing board and once again asking you to share what you want for Utah’s future. Participants can weigh in on an array of issues: agriculture, air quality, disaster resilience, education, energy, housing and cost of living, jobs and economy, public lands, recreation, transportation and communities, and water.
Involvement with the process can start with going to the Envision Utah website. Check out the Community Voice tool. Sign up for the newsletter. Follow projects and events on Facebook and Twitter, or become a member to receive announcements about special events through the year.
But the best and most entertaining Envision Utah planning tool is the interactive online city-building game Build Your Utah. Using this web app you can make decisions about how Utah grows and then watch what happens as the game responds to your choices. The choices you make with Build Your Utah will be used by Envision Utah to develop the 2014 Your Utah Your Future survey.
Full Circle Care expands
Leslie Peterson, ND of Full Circle Care has expanded her downtown Salt Lake City practice. Joining Dr. Peterson is Allison Brumley, ND, a board certified naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist who specializes in pediatric care. She completed a one-year residency at Full Circle Care with Dr. Peterson this past fall.
Amanda Lucero, ND will also join Full Circle as the new medical resident with advanced training in craniosacral therapy.
Also on staff is lifestyle medicine Daniel Gartland.
150 S. 600 E. Suite 6B. Tel. 801.746.3555. info@FullCircleCare.com