Around Santaquin

July 26, 2006

Beauty and the Beast

Filed under: Theater — Frank Staheli @ 2:55 pm

A few Santaquin residents were recently involved in the Spanish Fork Community Theater’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Ruel Haymond played the part of Maurice, and Elizabeth Eastman was one of the wolves.

I’ve on only one other occasion seen a play that was so well done, and that was Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. The acting was nearly flawless and the set and costumes were impeccable.

A friend of mine, from the Los Angeles area, was astonished at the quality of the production. He attends several plays a year and says that the quality of this Beauty and the Beast topped even Disney’s own professional rendition of Lion King.

Congratulations to Ruel, Eli, and the rest of the cast for a spectacular performance.

July 1, 2006

The Cherries are Ripe!

Filed under: Agriculture — Frank Staheli @ 6:38 pm

The cherries are ripeNeighbors and friends came by today to partake of the fruits of our mini-orchard. They even picked enough by the time we got back from the gym, with the help of our children, for us to bottle 6 batches. We’re keeping some of the premium ones to give to our extended family when we travel to Washington County for a combined family reunion/Fourth of July bash.

The cherry crop this year, as is not always the case, was a bumper crop, at least in our yard. Gracious neighbors sprayed our trees, so we haven’t had to share our cherries with the worms this year!

This is just another of the reasons we love to live in Santaquin.

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