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Community briefs: Second open house at Sears for Provo city hall, beekeeper meeting; chef wins title

July 30, 2018

UVU culinary chair, chef wins national Chef of the Year

Todd Leonard, the chair of the Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Institute, was named the 2018 National Chef of the Year at the American Culinary Federation national convention.

Leonard had to prepare a four-course menu within 90 minutes for the competition.

He was assisted by AnnaLis Nielsen and Lydia Harris, his two student apprentices.

Second open house for Provo city hall at former Sears store

As part of a series of open houses on three options for a new Provo city hall at the former Sears store at Provo Towne Centre and at the Provo City Hall, Brixton Capital is inviting residents for a second look at a seven-hour open house from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday.

During the open house Paul Prelivitz, vice president of construction and development with Brixton Capital, and Michael Tseng, director of planning with KTGY Architects, will be present to answer questions regarding the planning operations as well as technical aspects of option one.

The options include repurposing the former Sears building at the Towne Centre; option two provides for a remodel of the current city building; and option three is to build a completely new building on the current site.

“Brixton Capital would like the people of Provo to know that our team believes we can create a value option for the City that can both provide the necessary requirements to support a beautiful, fully-functional City Hall and modern public safety facility,” said Prellwitz “We understand safety is a primary concern for residents and public safety personnel, and we know that with Option #1 we can deliver everything public safety requires and what the public expects from their City Center.”

The Provo Municipal Council will be voting on Tuesday, Aug. 7, on which option they will be moving to the ballot at the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

In the meantime, Brixton Capital and staff at the Provo Towne Centre will answer the questions of inquiring citizens.

Scott Bowles, general manager of the Provo Towne Centre, said, “This is a critical decision for the City and I’m proud of the several months of work Brixton Capital has made with Provo City to refine Option #1 to what it is today. I hope people take the time to educate themselves about all of the benefits this option provides.”

Utah county Beekeeper’s meeting to be held Saturday

The Utah County Beekeepers Association will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Orem’s City Center Park in the north pavilion. This meeting is the organization’s annual barbecue and fundraiser.

An extraction demonstration will be at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will start at 5:15 p.m. Attendees should bring side dishes to share.

The event will also have an auction and raffle to raise funds for the youth Bee A Beekeeper program.

Management professor to give BYU Devotional Tuesday

Lori Wadsworth will give a devotional at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the de Jong Concert Hall at Brigham Young University. Wadsworth is a professor of public management.

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