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Chess not all the moves youth learn at Weber Library tourney

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 14 2014 - 2:57pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess Grandmaster, once described the benefits of playing chess as such: "Chess helps you concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment."

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Dinosaurs and gems put on a show in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 12 2014 - 4:46pm

OGDEN -- Imagine this: you walk through the doors of Golden Spike Arena's Exhibit Hall to find a nine-foot-tall Osteosaurus ("Bone Lizard") biting the heads of schoolchildren. Don't worry. No children were harmed in the making of this event.

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Ogden Bicycle Collective raises funds for building repairs

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 7 2014 - 11:37am

OGDEN -- The Ogden Bicycle Collective held its first gear swap/bake sale fundraiser at its new location on Saturday. Bicycle enthusiasts braved the afternoon rain to get deals on bikes, parts, and gear, while sipping coffee, socializing, and munching on pie, cookies, and pizza from the bake sale.

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Square-foot gardening guru grows disciples

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 3:58pm

NORTH OGDEN - Librarians hurriedly grabbed more chairs to accommodate all the gardening enthusiasts who showed up at the North Branch of the Weber County Library for an introductory class on square foot gardening led by Jim Teahan, a certified instructor from Draper.

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Liberty Outpost of Morgan aims to help brain-injured veterans

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 28 2014 - 2:01pm

MORGAN - "It is hard to explain the impact the story 'Lone Survivor' has had on me and my family," said Joan Nold of Morgan regarding Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's account of his survival and the deaths of his teammates in Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in 2005. "Reading 'Lone Survivor,' then watching the movie, cannot help but move one to...

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VIDEO: Northern Utah Fashion Expo showcases community creativity

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 25 2014 - 6:08am

OGDEN -- Guests to the first, bi-annual Northern Utah Fashion Expo spruced up their wardrobes on Saturday with the help of more than 20 local vendors showcasing their goods at the Only in Ogden Store, 2246 Washington Blvd. Products ranged from vintage clothing and cowboy boots from Chuks to fun steampunk fashions, from Laughing Dog Designs...

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VIDEO: Ogden's Cronk the raven and his corvid buddies a smart bunch

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 21 2014 - 1:42pm

OGDEN -- "What are the two rules of Wild Wednesdays here at the nature center?" Susan Snyder, teacher and naturalist, asked as she began her program on "Crazy and Curious Corvids" at the Ogden Nature Center."Number one is: ask questions. We want you to be curious. We want you to be good scientists. Number two is: be respectful. Be respectful of...

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Syracuse business group wants to bring back sense of 'community'

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 17 2014 - 9:55am

SYRACUSE - Approximately 300 people turned out for Syracuse Business Organization for Strategic Synergy's (SBOSS) second annual free movie showing at the Syracuse 6 theater.

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Chess not all the moves youth learn at Weber Library tourney

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 14 2014 - 2:57pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess Grandmaster, once described the benefits of playing chess as such: "Chess helps you concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 3:00pm


Dinosaurs and gems put on a show in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 12 2014 - 4:46pm

OGDEN -- Imagine this: you walk through the doors of Golden Spike Arena's Exhibit Hall to find a nine-foot-tall Osteosaurus ("Bone Lizard") biting the heads of schoolchildren. Don't worry. No children were harmed in the making of this event.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 12 2014 - 4:48pm


Ogden Bicycle Collective raises funds for building repairs

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 7 2014 - 11:37am

OGDEN -- The Ogden Bicycle Collective held its first gear swap/bake sale fundraiser at its new location on Saturday. Bicycle enthusiasts braved the afternoon rain to get deals on bikes, parts, and gear, while sipping coffee, socializing, and munching on pie, cookies, and pizza from the bake sale.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 7 2014 - 11:43am


Square-foot gardening guru grows disciples

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 3:58pm

NORTH OGDEN - Librarians hurriedly grabbed more chairs to accommodate all the gardening enthusiasts who showed up at the North Branch of the Weber County Library for an introductory class on square foot gardening led by Jim Teahan, a certified instructor from Draper.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 6:41pm


Liberty Outpost of Morgan aims to help brain-injured veterans

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 28 2014 - 2:01pm

MORGAN - "It is hard to explain the impact the story 'Lone Survivor' has had on me and my family," said Joan Nold of Morgan regarding Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's account of his survival and the deaths of his teammates in Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in 2005. "Reading 'Lone Survivor,' then watching the movie, cannot help but move one to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 28 2014 - 4:14pm


VIDEO: Northern Utah Fashion Expo showcases community creativity

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 25 2014 - 6:08am

OGDEN -- Guests to the first, bi-annual Northern Utah Fashion Expo spruced up their wardrobes on Saturday with the help of more than 20 local vendors showcasing their goods at the Only in Ogden Store, 2246 Washington Blvd. Products ranged from vintage clothing and cowboy boots from Chuks to fun steampunk fashions, from Laughing Dog Designs...

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VIDEO: Ogden's Cronk the raven and his corvid buddies a smart bunch

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 21 2014 - 1:42pm

OGDEN -- "What are the two rules of Wild Wednesdays here at the nature center?" Susan Snyder, teacher and naturalist, asked as she began her program on "Crazy and Curious Corvids" at the Ogden Nature Center."Number one is: ask questions. We want you to be curious. We want you to be good scientists. Number two is: be respectful. Be respectful of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 21 2014 - 2:24pm


Syracuse business group wants to bring back sense of 'community'

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 17 2014 - 9:55am

SYRACUSE - Approximately 300 people turned out for Syracuse Business Organization for Strategic Synergy's (SBOSS) second annual free movie showing at the Syracuse 6 theater.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 17 2014 - 11:02am

VIDEO: Northern Utah Fashion Expo showcases community creativity

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 25 2014 - 6:08am

OGDEN -- Guests to the first, bi-annual Northern Utah Fashion Expo spruced up their wardrobes on Saturday with the help of more than 20 local vendors showcasing their goods at the Only in Ogden Store, 2246 Washington Blvd. Products ranged from vintage clothing and cowboy boots from Chuks to fun steampunk fashions, from Laughing Dog Designs...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 6:08am


VIDEO: Ogden's Cronk the raven and his corvid buddies a smart bunch

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 21 2014 - 1:42pm

OGDEN -- "What are the two rules of Wild Wednesdays here at the nature center?" Susan Snyder, teacher and naturalist, asked as she began her program on "Crazy and Curious Corvids" at the Ogden Nature Center."Number one is: ask questions. We want you to be curious. We want you to be good scientists. Number two is: be respectful. Be respectful of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 21 2014 - 2:24pm


VIDEO: Ogden orchestra pulls heart strings for heart health

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 24 2014 - 3:59pm

OGDEN - Nearly 300 people wearing red for American Heart Month gathered in the Union Station's Browning Auditorium on Saturday night for the second of Chamber Orchestra Ogden's three yearly performances.

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VIDEO: Circus performs in Ogden as animal rights groups fret

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 26 2014 - 8:50am

OGDEN -- Circuses like the Jordan World Circus, which had its opening night in Ogden at the Golden Spike Event Center on Friday, rely on the performances of both humans and exotic animals to draw crowds. However, in a world that is becoming increasingly concerned with animal rights, how long can circuses rely on animal labor? Melanie Jordan,...

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VIDEO: Persecuted in China, Falun Gong practitioners appear in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 18 2014 - 7:03pm

OGDEN -- "Pain is good," explained David Thurston as he and his wife, Cheyenne Liu, led a small group into exercise two, Falun Standing Stance, of the five exercises that comprise the practice known as both Falun Dafa and Falun Gong. "I think in Western exercise, people always think you need to be moving," Liu said. "Which is contrary to...

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VIDEO: Don your best lederhosen for Ogden’s Germanfest

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 17 2014 - 6:31pm

OGDEN -- A "Willkommen" sign and the sound of polka music greeted guests to the 28th annual Sneddon Hof Germanfest on Friday at the Exhibit Hall of the Golden Spike Event Center. Festival-goers enjoyed delights such as bienenstich, a German pastry filled with whipping cream and custard and topped with caramel and almonds, and berliners, of...

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VIDEO: Complexity of square dancing celebrated in Kaysville

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm

KAYSVILLE -- "It trains the mind to react in less than a second," is not a phrase the uninitiated would readily choose to describe the sport of square dancing. But Mark Livingston, a square-dance caller since 2005, said square dancing is much more complex than it may seem.

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VIDEO: Tarot, psychics, healers at Ogden expo

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 11 2014 - 7:11pm

OGDEN - Attendees of the first Infinite Possibilities Higher Consciousness Expo had the chance to gain insight into the new year with the help of a handful of tarot readers, psychics, healers, and self-help instructors Saturday.At the Only In Ogden store on Washington Boulevard, Eco-friendly vendors sold handcrafted goods, local musicians...

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VIDEO: Northern Utah Fashion Expo showcases community creativity

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 25 2014 - 6:08am

OGDEN -- Guests to the first, bi-annual Northern Utah Fashion Expo spruced up their wardrobes on Saturday with the help of more than 20 local vendors showcasing their goods at the Only in Ogden Store, 2246 Washington Blvd. Products ranged from vintage clothing and cowboy boots from Chuks to fun steampunk fashions, from Laughing Dog Designs...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 6:08am


VIDEO: Ogden's Cronk the raven and his corvid buddies a smart bunch

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 21 2014 - 1:42pm

OGDEN -- "What are the two rules of Wild Wednesdays here at the nature center?" Susan Snyder, teacher and naturalist, asked as she began her program on "Crazy and Curious Corvids" at the Ogden Nature Center."Number one is: ask questions. We want you to be curious. We want you to be good scientists. Number two is: be respectful. Be respectful of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 21 2014 - 2:24pm


VIDEO: Ogden orchestra pulls heart strings for heart health

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 24 2014 - 3:59pm

OGDEN - Nearly 300 people wearing red for American Heart Month gathered in the Union Station's Browning Auditorium on Saturday night for the second of Chamber Orchestra Ogden's three yearly performances.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 24 2014 - 6:39pm


VIDEO: Circus performs in Ogden as animal rights groups fret

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 26 2014 - 8:50am

OGDEN -- Circuses like the Jordan World Circus, which had its opening night in Ogden at the Golden Spike Event Center on Friday, rely on the performances of both humans and exotic animals to draw crowds. However, in a world that is becoming increasingly concerned with animal rights, how long can circuses rely on animal labor? Melanie Jordan,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 26 2014 - 8:50am


VIDEO: Persecuted in China, Falun Gong practitioners appear in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 18 2014 - 7:03pm

OGDEN -- "Pain is good," explained David Thurston as he and his wife, Cheyenne Liu, led a small group into exercise two, Falun Standing Stance, of the five exercises that comprise the practice known as both Falun Dafa and Falun Gong. "I think in Western exercise, people always think you need to be moving," Liu said. "Which is contrary to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 18 2014 - 8:41pm


VIDEO: Don your best lederhosen for Ogden’s Germanfest

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 17 2014 - 6:31pm

OGDEN -- A "Willkommen" sign and the sound of polka music greeted guests to the 28th annual Sneddon Hof Germanfest on Friday at the Exhibit Hall of the Golden Spike Event Center. Festival-goers enjoyed delights such as bienenstich, a German pastry filled with whipping cream and custard and topped with caramel and almonds, and berliners, of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 17 2014 - 6:38pm


VIDEO: Complexity of square dancing celebrated in Kaysville

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm

KAYSVILLE -- "It trains the mind to react in less than a second," is not a phrase the uninitiated would readily choose to describe the sport of square dancing. But Mark Livingston, a square-dance caller since 2005, said square dancing is much more complex than it may seem.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm


VIDEO: Tarot, psychics, healers at Ogden expo

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 11 2014 - 7:11pm

OGDEN - Attendees of the first Infinite Possibilities Higher Consciousness Expo had the chance to gain insight into the new year with the help of a handful of tarot readers, psychics, healers, and self-help instructors Saturday.At the Only In Ogden store on Washington Boulevard, Eco-friendly vendors sold handcrafted goods, local musicians...

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