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Local Societies’ Projects Enliven West Jordan’s Oldest Cemetery

When Lyman and Harriet Wight’s baby son died in the early 1850s, they chose to bury him next to a grave of an Indian infant, just south of the fort where they lived in the West Jordan area.

Giggles and Wiggles at Kid Concert

On March 4, children gathered in the auditorium at the Viridian Library. They thought they were simply having fun with their parents, but this family-style concert was actually a valuable learning experience in disguise.

Celtic Reels and Irish Tales are ‘The Craic’ at Viridian

The luck of the Irish was in the air on March 12 at the Viridian Event Center. “The Craic” is an Irish term meaning to have a fun and social time at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Sandy Resident Invited to Experience Utah Premiere of Elaborate Horse Show

Part horse show, part live theater, part Cirque du Soleil and part concert, Cavalia presents Odysseo in its Utah premiere performance in Sandy.

April is National Library Month

For more information, stop by any of the 18 libraries in the county.

Youth Production of “Seussical” Was Sensational

The “B” cast of the South Valley Youth Theater performed “Seussical the Musical” in the auditorium at the Viridian West Jordan Library on Feb. 8.

Mayor’s Wife Strives to Bring a Joyful Welcome to Newborns

When Joye Rolfe heard that many mothers head home from the hospital without blankets, clothes, diapers and other necessities for their newborns, she knew she could do something to help.

Residents Date Their Mate at Viridian Celebration

Kara Ripplinger was walking home from the University of Utah campus to study for a test when she was unexpectedly “kidnapped” and whisked away to eat tacos in celebration of Taco Tuesday.

Enchanting Yule Ball Delights Harry Potter Fans

Witches, wizards and teen muggles gathered together to celebrate Yule, Harry Potter style, at the West Jordan Viridian Event Center, Jan. 15.

West Jordan Club Promotes Awareness and Service in the Community

Each Thursday, the West Jordan Exchange club meets at 7:30 a.m. to have their weekly breakfast meeting





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