Briefs for June 20-22, 2007 | ParkRecord.com

Briefs for June 20-22, 2007

Deer Valley winter reservations

Deer Valley Resort will be accepting advance reservations for all Deer Valley Skier Services winter products, children’s activities, ski rentals and private lessons. Deer Valley Ski School offers programs and activities for skiers of all ages and abilities and advance reservations are essential for all Deer Valley services throughout the ski season, especially during the December holiday period, Martin Luther King weekend, Presidents’ Day week and the month of March.

Private lesson requests for specific instructors begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Reservation forms may be obtained through the Web site at http://www.deervalley.com. For other information, call 645-6648.

Non-profit grants

The Park City Board of realtors announced it has funds available for qualified Summit or Wasatch County non-profit organizations that provide affordable housing to Utah citizens. Grant applications will be accepted through June 22, 2007.

"The Park City Board of REALTORS® has funds available for local non-profit housing projects," said Brett Peretti, local chair of the Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund (UARHOF). The Park City Board of Realtors has distributed $27,139 to local non-profit housing projects since the inception of UARHOF in 1999. 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 non-profit agency with a 501(c)3 status.

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For more information and to obtain an application call Sharon Woodbury at 200-6900.

Lost Boys biking

Steve Conney, The Chier Foundation and White Pine Touring will introduce a group of Lost Boys of Sudan to the thrills of mountain biking as part of Locals Appreciation Day, which is planned for Saturday, June 23. The ride will start approximately at 9:45 on, most likely, the Rail Trail.

New director of equestrian Center at Promontory

Promontory has announced the appointment of Shelley Van den Neste to director of the Equestrian Center at Promontory’s facility. The center features a 150-by-150 foot indoor arena, an outdoor pen and an outdoor oval exhibition riding area. It is flexible enough to accommodate Dressage, English and Western riding activities. There are more than 50 miles of trails on the Promontory property. Prior to joining Promontory, Van den Neste directed her own training facility for 17 years in Newberry, Fla., and since 2006 served as Equestrian Facility Manager for the Palm Beach County Jim Brandon Equestrian Center.

Van den Neste is a United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver medalist. She currently competes with two horses in dressage at the Federation Equestrian International levels. Along with her students, she has amassed Regional and National championships in Saddleseat, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Hunt-seat Equitation and Dressage through Intermediare 1 at the National Show Horse Finals, Arabian and Half-Arabian Nationals, and the Arabian and Half-Arabian Sport Horse Nationals.

Commuters?

Do you commute to Salt Lake for work? Do you brave I-80 through Parley’s Canyon everyday, passing by large trucks and weaving through deer and moose while your loved ones at home cross their fingers hoping for your safe return?

The Park Record is looking for Parkites that commute to work everyday in a future story that tells of experiences and how it influences your life. If interested, please e-mail Dan Bischoff at business@parkrecord.com or call 649-9014.