BY KRISTINA CASE Do you have someone in your life that loves to cook, eat or bake? Here are some items they might love to receive this Christmas. “RECIPES MADE WITH LOVE” JAR BAMBOO RECIPE BOXSurprise your home cook with a personalized recipe box to keep all their treasured recipes in.Bedbathandbeyond.com $47.99 CUISINART DOUBLE BELGIAN WAFFLE IRONMake two gorgeous 7” round waffles at once so making breakfast is faster! Six settings allow you to easily customize how crisp and golden you’d like your waffle to be.Kingarthurbaking.com $99.95 MARBLE AND WOOD CHEESE BOARDPerfect for entertaining friends and family. Can personalize for $12.Williamsonoma.com $29.99 AJ BAKERS FOODRead More →

Big on flavor and portions BY RYAN SPELTS Being laid off 27 years ago as a civilian employee at Hill Air Force Base, Ned and his wife, Lisa King, needed to figure out a way to support their young family. Lisa’s dad had started and operated a successful local restaurant you may remember, Taco Maker, and Lisa had grown up in the restaurant business. She and Ned decided to take a risk and open a restaurant at which they would like to eat. Jake’s Over the Top was born as a hamburger stand with burgers, fries, and shakes. It was named “Jake’s” after their firstRead More →

  BY BRANDON GARSIDE On Tuesday, May 5, the City Council received the Mayor’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Now is the time when the council members carefully review the proposed budget for every department within the city before adopting the final budget at the end of June. There’s no denying that our local economy, and in turn the city budget, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, the council is committed to ensuring the needs of Ogden residents are met. Implementation of the Five-Year Strategic Plan may be slowed in the upcoming fiscal year, but the plan remains as the council’sRead More →

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Peery’s Egyptian Theatre at 7 to 9 p.m. Moonlight at the Monarch: A Valentine’s Day Soiree! at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Valentine’s Day: Silver ’n Sweets with Rene at The Local Artisan Collective at 6 to 10 p.m. $35 per person or $65 for two people. Valentine Dinner Dance featuring Cresent Super Band at Ogden Eccles Conference Center at 6 to 10 p.m. Ashberry Jam Live at the Harp and Hound at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Perfect Pairings: Books and Chocolate at The Queen Bee from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Read More →

Council Leadership Elected In their meeting held on January 7, the city council elected Councilwoman Angela Choberka, District 1, as Chair and Councilman Bart Blair, At Large B as Vice Chair. Words from Chair Choberka: “I hope to continue to create a productive and collaborative relationship with the administration, as well as to provide overall leadership for the council. I also look forward to following up with the public regarding the progress of the Strategic Plan Directives.” From Vice Chair Blair: “There have been great efforts to build stronger relationships with each other and with our community, and I would like to help that toRead More →

By Lorie Buckley, Ogden City Arts Coordinator When I started as the Ogden City Arts Coordinator a few years back, my Mom truly believed that I wouldn’t be safe walking from my car to my office.   I was instructed to be sure to carry pepper spray to ward off any unsavory characters roaming the streets. I sometimes need to remind my Mom that I have…ahem, let’s just say, several decades under my belt. Being Davis County dwellers, my loving parental units remembered Ogden as a place you avoided, especially at night. Thirty years ago… maybe. Fast forward to 2019 and you’ll see a distinctive change.Read More →

NOVEMBER Nov 20: Wild Wednesdays: Gobble, Gobble! All About Turkeys @ Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Nov 23: Weber State Women’s Volleyball vs. Montana State @ Swenson Gym Weber State University, 1356-1372 E 4100 S, Ogden, UT  7 p.m. – 9pm | UTCX Cyclocross – Golden Spike Event Center, Cross Country/Racetrack, 1000 North 1200 West, Ogden, UT 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov 27: Christmas Tree Jubilee open to the public. Tree Room & Entertainment @ Ogden Eccles Conference Center 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Wild Wednesdays: Living Close to the Land @ Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden,Read More →

Dear Ogden City Residents, Welcome to the new Ogden Connection magazine! This is a quarterly publication that is intended to provide an easy way for residents to stay informed with city updates. In these pages you’ll find seasonal calendars, public service announcements and information about upcoming events. Ogden Connection also includes community highlights and will showcase stories about the people, businesses and history that we all enjoy in our city. This publication will be sent to every mailbox in Ogden for free, including renters and business owners. We enjoy an elevated quality of life here in Ogden, and we hope this magazine will serve asRead More →

The Ogden Connection magazine will be coming soon to your mailbox. It is a quarterly lifestyle magazine that will feature Ogden City News and Events as well as historical looks at the city, student spotlights, arts stories, recipes and business and restaurant spotlights. We look forward to serving the community of Ogden City, Utah. These are some of the mock ups of our coming covers. Let us know what you think.Read More →