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Sew and Vac Clinic officially opened for business in mid-February. The new store, located at 6300 N. Sagewood Drive at Kimball Junction, specializes in vacuum, sewing machine, scissor and shear repair. Owner, Ken Rudolph has over 40 years of experience as a service technician and says fixing any household instrument, including unusual items like typewriters, is not a problem. The store offers same-day and one-day service. "Fixing any of these items can be a hassle for people living in the area," said Rudolph. "I can usually fix anything in the shop the same day, saving a trip [to Salt Lake City]."

Local Chef named among Best Chefs in America

Chef and co-owner Jerry Garcia of Chez Betty Restaurant has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. According to a press release, Best Chefs America, which was designed as a guide for chefs, conducted more than 5,000 confidential interviews with nominated chefs around the country to produce a coffee table book. Inside the 386-page book, readers will find a complete chef listing broken down both geographically and alphabetically. Chefs profiled in the book discus culinary trends and ingredients that help make them the best chefs in the country. "I am thrilled to be nominated by my peers and included in Best Chefs America," said Garcia. "This recognition is truly an honor and gives me yet another reason to be appreciative of my fellow professionals and chosen profession." For more information visit

Ski Season and Spring Break Increase Airport Traffic

Due to increased Spring Break student travel during the coming week, airline passengers are reminded to arrive early at Salt Lake City International Airport. Airport officials indicate that passengers should be in the terminal at least 90-minutes prior to their scheduled departure and two hours in advance of international travel. Passengers should take into account that early mornings, Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings are particularly busy times at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Travelers can save time by checking in online and printing boarding passes via airline web sites before coming to the airport. Most airlines offer curbside bag check-in and Delta Airlines also operates a check-in counter on the drive-through lane on the first level of the parking garage to streamline process. For additional tips on efficient travel visit the Transportation Security Administration website at

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