Briefs Dec. 26-29, 2007 |

Briefs Dec. 26-29, 2007


Local Realtors offer grants to local non-profits

The Park City Board of Realtors has announced it has funds available for qualified Summit or Wasatch County nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing to Utah citizens. Grant applications will be accepted through Jan. 11.

Brett Peretti, local chair of the Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund (UARHOF), said the Park City Board of Realtors has distributed $30,139 to local non-profit housing projects since the inception of UARHOF in 1999.

Realtors and UARHOF welcome the opportunity to improve communities by assisting with affordable housing needs. UARHOF, a nonprofit foundation, was established to assist other nonprofit organizations that deal with affordable housing needs by offering grants. UARHOF funds are accumulated from interest earned on real-estate trust accounts and from contributions. The majority of the monies collected are returned to the community from which they were donated, with a portion set aside in a statewide fund for special statewide projects and disaster relief.

To be eligible for funds, organizations must be based in Utah, have a housing-related mission and be a nonprofit agency with a 501(c)3 status.

For more information or to obtain an application call Sharon Woodbury at the Board of Realtors, (435) 200-6900.

Local agent honored with EXIT Realty award

A Park City agent was recognized for reaching notable achievements with EXIT Realty last week.

Diane Cottle, an agent with Exit Resort Real Estate in Park City, was awarded the bronze award by the company for making strides in real estate in Park City.

"I am so thrilled to have reached this goal!" Cottle said. "I love being a part of a team that assists local residents with their real estate needs. However, most of all, I am grateful to work with a company that has been supportive towards my initiatives."

For more information, contact EXIT Realty at (888) 668-3948.

Lobster lunch special at The Canyons’ Lookout Cabin

Lookout Cabin Restaurant, the on-mountain dining spot at the top of the Golden Eagle and Short Cut lifts at The Canyons Resort, will be bringing in live Maine lobsters for a holiday lunch special. Enjoy a 1.5 lb. fresh lobster with traditional New England lobster bake accompaniments like corn on the cob and boiled potatoes. The meal, which will start with a grilled chicken Caesar Salad, costs $49 per person. This special will run from Dec. 22 until Jan. 6.

Returning chef and Culinary Institute of America graduate Jacob Guay and new general manager Dan Black opened Lookout Cabin for the season on Dec. 14. Chef Guay starts his second season at Lookout Cabin under the guidance of resort executive chef Sebastian Lizarzaburu.

Chef Guay’s previous experience in Park City was at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The chefs will collaborate and introduce new items to the menu throughout the season.

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (435) 615-2892. More information is available on line at .

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