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St. George Events: September 1st – 7th

Hurricane Peach Days

  • When: Friday 4th @ 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Where: Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West Hurricane, UT
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  • Details: Peach Days, “A Celebration of our Heritage”, is once again drawing near! This year’s event will be held Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5. Be sure to bring your appetite. Food booths with all your favorite mouth-watering options will be on hand. Peach Days wouldn’t be complete without the rodeo, entertainment, parade, Pioneer Corner, 12K Fun Run, and the Peach Cook-Off. The Hurricane Canal Trek, quilt show, and a wide variety of booths displaying commercial and homemade goods will also be included. The traditional displays, always a staple of the event, will be featured in the Hurricane Elementary building. Plan now to prepare an entry. Categories include home arts, fine arts, garden, and baked or bottled goods. Community participation is what makes the Peach Days displays a success. Prizes are only awarded to top-placing entries in each division, but all entries are awarded a ribbon and will be truly enjoyed by thousands of event-goers. So, as the summer progresses, watch for a special photo opportunity, finish a painting or afghan, or tend your garden with extra care and plan to share your harvest of talent with us in August. Plan to be a part of this year’s event. This treasured event is a great opportunity for new and old friends to mingle as we celebrate Hurricane’s heritage. Watch future postings for schedules and entry details.

George Street Fest on Main     

  • When: Friday 4th @ 6 PM
  • Where: Main Street
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Details: 6 to 10 p.m. making history in southern Utah. In addition to a street market, stage concert, and food truck village, the new Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden will offer wine, beer, and paired fruit and cheese to the background of live jazz music. This city-sponsored event is the first of its kind for St. George and will be located at the Ancestor Square courtyard.

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

  • When: Saturday, 5th @ 12 PM
  • Where: OC Tanner Amphitheater 300 W Lion Blvd (Just off Hwy 9)
  • Cost: Admission $15 general, $6 Youth
  • Details: Regional favorite, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, will be playing the beautiful O.C. Tanner Amphitheater stage in Springdale on Sept.5 at 8 pm.

Golf Tips: Golf’s Invisible Secret

How important is balance in your swing? Canadian pro George Knudson called balance “golf’s invisible secret.”

Knudson, who was known for his fluid swing, won 8 times on the PGA Tour before becoming a successful teaching professional. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1969 and his teaching methods have been adopted by the Canadian PGA.

In his book, “The Natural Golf Swing,” Knudson spoke of the importance of two types of balance in golf, which he describes as static and dynamic balance. According to Knudson, “Static balance is proper posture, proper weight distribution, proper grip, and correct alignment.” He explains further, “The dynamic balance golfer is centered and balanced while in motion. A dynamic balance golfer moves efficiently as one aspect of the motion flows smoothly into the next.”

It’s important to maintain proper balance when swinging the golf club to help you make consistently good shots. Many everyday golfers lose their balance on the backswing trying to generate more power by taking the club back too quickly. From that off-balance backswing, it’s almost impossible to return the club back to the ball effectively. The result can be almost any kind of miss you can imagine. Other golfers lose their balance by swinging too hard in an attempt to create more distance. They fall off-balance trying to kill the ball.

Swinging in balance allows you to swing the club on a consistent backswing and downswing plane. Then you can make the consistently good contact that will produce your best possible shots. If your weight is too far forward onto your toes when you take your stance, the momentum of your golf swing will pull you off-balance toward the ball leading to poor contact. If your weight is too far back onto your heels the tendency is to swing the club back too far to the inside. From there the club can get “stuck” or “laid off,” making it tough to get the face back to square at impact.

Good balance starts with your setup. Your weight should be centered over the arches of your feet and your feet set wide enough apart to give you a good steady base. To better understand dynamic balance, or staying in balance while you swing, you can read George Knudson’s book. Every golfer would probably benefit from understanding the simple principles explained there. Or you can just follow the advice of former Masters and U.S. Open winner, Fuzzy Zoeller who says, “Swing as hard as you can without losing your balance.”



Maintenance Tips: Reasons Everyone Should Have Houseplants

Many people enjoy houseplants because they can liven up a room and add a splash of color. However, there are other beneficial reasons to having houseplants in and around your home.

Houseplants are excellent at removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air your breath, making the air safer. VOCs are found in many man made products, including carpet, rugs, and vinyl. Some studies have suggested that plants can eliminate up to 87% of the VOCs in a home. So in essence, if your home is carpeted, the more plants you have the less toxins you breath in.

Houseplants have also been known to improve health. Studies show that patients in hospital settings respond to plants with fewer requests for pain medicine, lower heart rates, less anxiety and even regulated blood pressure.

In the home itself, plants have been shown to reduce fatigue, stress, and dry throats. This is likely because plants release oxygen which we need to breathe. When we exhale, we release carbon dioxide, which plants can absorb during photosynthesis, and in turn release more oxygen. Although this is a very basic explanation of photosynthesis, it shows how this makes for the perfect combination of humans and plants in the same living environment.

So when you’re considering brightening up your home or investing in an expensive air purifier, remember there’s no better way to decorate and filter the air than with a houseplant. They are relatively inexpensive and can add beauty and help freshen the air in any room.

Self Storage Units Ready for Move-in September 1st!

Adventure storage has now expanded to include mini-storage!

Leases are now being filled so if you want a self-storage unit, come into the main office(upstairs in Parkway Plaza) and fill out paperwork to reserve your unit.  Units will be ready for move-in on September 1st.  We have a total of 59 units, which are filling quickly.

Don’t miss your chance to be able to store your things so close to home.  For more information call 619-6564 or stop in the main office to get your space today!


St. George Events: 25th-31st

Movies on the Square

  • When: August 28th @ 5:00 PM
  • Where: Downtown Square, Main Street
  • Cost: Free and Open to the public
  • Details: Sunset on the Square is a FREE family movie series. The program is located at Town Square. Sunset on the Square is held the second and fourth Friday of the month, May 22, 2015 through August 28, 2015. Each event features a FREE movie in the park under the stars, games, prizes, food, face painting, the Dealer Collision Water Balloon Challenge and dancing. Movies will start at dusk, but the fun will begin around 5 at Town Square Park. Great wholesome entertainment for the whole family! Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, pack a picnic dinner or snacks to enjoy. Tonight’s feature: “Legend of Zorro”

Tom Bennett Concert

  • When: August 29th @ 8:00 PM
  • Where: Kayenta Outdoor Theatre, Kayenta Parkway, Ivins, UT
  • Cost: $15 Per Person
  • Details: Join us for the unique sound of Georgia country blues.

SunRiver Resident Rates at Bloomington Country Club

Don’t let the overseed stop your golf game. SunRiver is excited to announce special rates at Bloomington Country Club for SunRiver Residents! Golf 18 holes for only $30 with cart fee. Click here to download the form to print and fill out to redeem the special member pricing. Also make sure to wear your SunRiver name tag to redeem this discount.

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Golf Tips: Hit the Pole

Here’s a tip that’s been around for so long, nobody knows who originated it. I learned it a long time ago time ago from a teaching pro.

I resurrect it from time to time when my putting gets a little off. Since golf is a mental game, sometimes you just need to adjust your perspective. When you putt you’re trying to strike a golf ball so that it rolls correctly on the right line with the right speed, across imperfect grass, up and down slopes, then drops into a hole. You know from experience there’s a lot to think about.

Along the way someone discovered that it’s easier to try to hit something instead. Replace the hole with a pole, you’ll probably hit it more consistently. Try it next time you practice putting to see. Please don’t start replacing the holes with real poles on your home course’s practice green. You can just insert your drink cup or water bottle into the hole already on the green. (Who knew a golf course had built-in cup holders?) Hit practice putts from a variety of distances and see how well you do hitting your target.

This is a great cure for golfers who consistently leave putts just short. To hit the pole, you have to hit the ball just a little harder then you ordinarily might. You’ll find that your misses only tend to run past the target a couple of feet. So trying to hit a target doesn’t necessarily make you putt aggressively. You’re just more likely to get it there as you take the pole visualization with when you putt out on the course. Concentrating on hitting the target also helps take mechanical thoughts out of the process. It frees you up to make a good stroke and roll the ball on target. Try to imagine hitting a pole instead of the hole when you putt. You just might become a more consistent putter.


Maintenance Tips: The Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats are a smart way to save money when it comes to your electric bills.

The Energy Star website ( says the typical home owner spends about $2,200 per year on energy costs.  About half of that money is used for heating during the winter and air conditioning in the summer. With a programmable thermostat, you can save close to $200 a year. While that may not seem like much initially, over 10 years that cans up to $2,000, more than offsetting the cost of a relatively inexpensive programmable thermostat which runs about $65 – $150.

These thermostats work by adjusting the temperature depending on several factors, such as the time of day and day of the week. For example, if you play golf every Thursday you can make sure you’re not using excess energy to cool your home when you’re not there. When you program the thermostat to regulate the temperature, it prevents you from having to remember to do it. If you’re out on the golf course and realize you forgot to shut the A/C off, it’s not likely you’re going to run home to do it.

If you’re plans change on any given day, it’s easy to override the system. When you want to go back to the preprogrammed settings, with most models, you can do with just the push of a button. For most people, installing the programmable thermostat is relatively easy, just being certain to shut off the power to the source before starting (as with any job dealing with electricity). If you’re not comfortable doing this, you can hire a handy man or electrician to do it. It only takes about  1/2 an hour so it shouldn’t be too cost Maintenance Tips; The Benefits of Programmable Thermostats. In the end, you’ll be saving yourself money either way.

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Low on Inventory!

The selling season is strong at Sunriver, especially in homes under $225,000. The sales team is moving lots of homes! This last week we sold 4 existing homes in that price range. That’s great news! Unfortunately that was most of the inventory. If you live at SunRiver and your situation is changing and you would like to sell your home, we have buyers! Ask a member of the sales team about selling your home and purchasing a new home with reduced commissions on selling your home. With buyers coming from many parts of the country with very strong markets, the demand is picking up. Don’t miss this opportunity, interest rates may be moving up soon as the economy shows signs of strength. For a price evaluation on your existing home, call us. 435.688.1000


Hank’s Specials August 17-23!

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: Buy one get one free any burger
Wednesday: 50 cent Hot Wings
Thursday: Buy one get one free Pork Verde Burrito
Friday: Prime Rib & Utah Trout
Saturday: Prime Rib
Remember, we also now have chocolate chip carrot cake! Come celebrate summer at Hank’s!