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Rotary Club prepares for Guatemala trip

Members of the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club in association with The Hope Alliance will be traveling to El Estor, Guatemala Nov. 6 for 11 days to deliver much needed vision equipment and assist in administering vision testing to provide help restore vision to the local people.

The Rotary Club members will be traveling with suitcases full of 7,500 pair eyeglasses, 1,500 reading glasses and 500 pair sunglasses. Members of the Club will be trained to operate the equipment which tests for vision prescription, then identify glasses from the supply that will restore clear vision to a great many people in need. For more information call 801-580-5654.

New surgeon joins Heiden Orthopaedics

Orthopedic surgeon Phil Davidson, M.D., a specialist in restoring damaged knees and shoulders, recently relocated to Park City where he has joined Drs. Eric and Karen Heiden.

Kamas Stock Building Supply safe

Wolseley Plc, the parent company of Stock Building Supply has decided to close 25 percent of its stores and lay-off 28 percent of its employees. The strategy is to leave poorly-performing markets. The store near Kamas west of Brown’s Canyon appears to be safe along with the other 24 locations in Utah. The company web-site lists Utah as one of its six most successful markets.

Sandy gets funding for "Ski Salt Lake"

The Sandy Chamber of Commerce will receive $23,000 in funding from the Utah Office of Tourism’s Special Opportunity Cooperative Marketing program to promote skiing to out-of-state visitors. The money was approved by the Board of Tourism Development during a conference call on Thursday afternoon.

The chamber is partnering with Alta Ski Area, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Sandy area hotel properties, the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, and LaCaille restaurant to help market the Ski Salt Lake program. The group plans to place ads in national ski magazines, as well at conduct a postcard campaign and sponsor a newsletter to target skiers in southern California.


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