Community, Connect

Comings & Goings: July 2007

What's new around town.
by Tamara Rowe
c&g_nectar.jpgNectar Boutique opens in Millcreek

Somer Gardiner and her business partner Angela Fortier have opened a boutique offering "clothing with intention." Their yoga and active wear is designed to be hip and earth-friendly, for workout or everyday wear. The boutique also offers sundresses and unique (some handmade) jewelry pieces. Somer hopes her wares will fulfill wardrobe desires in a way that the "black hole, soul sucking shopping mall just can't do."
2343 E 3300 S, 746-5094,

Office space needed for nonprofits

Two Salt Lake City-based nonprofit environmental groups, Utah Society for Environmental Education and Wasatch Community Gardens, are seeking donated commercial space to house their respective offices. Please contact them if you have extra space.
USEE: 328-1549, WCG: 359-2658,

Amer Sports Moves to Ogden

The world's largest manufacturer of sports equipment has moved their North American headquarters to Ogden. Fresh from the move, they are showing their support of Ogden mayor Matthew Godfrey's Fresh Air Fridays air pollution reduction program by donating 25 bicycle racks to the city and encouraging its employees to bike to work or ride the bus (and supplying subsidized bus passes).,

Local First Utah releases its print directory
To strengthen Utah communities and local economies, the Local First Utah directory lists more than 1,100 local businesses catering to the public and business owners. The directory also includes loadsof information about buying local, finding local foods, and other educational resources about the importance of buying local. Pick up a free copy of the Local First Utah print directory at your favorite locally owned, independent business. The directory easily fits in your purse, messenger bag, fanny-pack, or glove box. You can find it at Catalyst Magazine, The King's English, Carlucci's Bakery, Nostalgia Coffee and hundreds of other locations throughout Utah.

Volunteer for Park City Kimball Arts Festival

The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is Utah's oldest and longest running. This year's festival, August 3-5, will feature more than 200 nationally acclaimed artists and craftsmen, along with food, live entertainment, and family activities. Volunteers are needed in all areas from face painting to artist registration and ticket taking.

c&g_zoneazul.jpgZone Azul at SLC International Jazz Fest

Salt Lake's own Zone Azul will take the Yardbird stage of the Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival 4pm Sunday, July 8th. The seven-piece band captures all the musical and rhythmic delights of Brazilian popular music and unites it with the improvisational elements of American jazz. Their repertoire includes arrangements of songs by the some of the best Brazilian composers. But they present an equally captivating range of Brazilian compositions by classical guitarist/composer Alan Sandomir who sings in Portuguese. Dan Chamberland, on keyboards and percussion, has produced thoughtful and exciting arrangements for the band. Other members of Zone Azul include Mark Mottonen (drums), Randy Herbert (percussion), Kevin Johansen (electric guitar), Jim Stout (bass) and Scott Harris (woodwinds).
The festival runs July 6-8. For complete schedule go to

Volunteer at Women's Art Center

Not exactly the Ladies' Auxiliary. The Women's Art Center on Pierpont is a hip, happening place. And they need help-to tend the gift shop and gallery, distribute flyers, model for life drawing classes. If you have time and an artsy inclination, contact Amie.

RadioWest launches online conversation board

Are you a fan of KUER's weekday interview show RadioWest? Help test their beta version online conversation board. Simply log on and choose "RadioWest" from the News tab along the top. Click any of the interview titles. Under the interview description, see the "View the Discussion" button. You can participate with other website visitors exploring the issues surrounding the news topic.

Williams Fine Art Gallery moves

Williams Fine Art has moved  to a new location on South Temple due to construction at the former location. Park for free on the south side of the building (off 2nd East) and walk through the landscaped garden into the custom-designed museum-style gallery specializing in works by early Utah artists as well as many outstanding contemporary painters.
200 E. So. Temple, #100. Noon-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 534-0332.

New nonprofit: GreenTREE Yoga

GreenTREE Yoga is a new nonprofit organization committed to presenting yoga as a lifelong tool for physical and emotional health. GreenTREE Yoga's mission is to bring the healing and strengthening benefits of yoga to both young people and adults in a variety of settings such as schools, summer camps, senior centers, clubs, prisons, camps for the disabled and shelters.