Making a Difference

Making a Difference


Collin Kartchner: Crusading to Save the Kids

Collin Kartchner: Crusading to Save the Kids

written by Emily Buckley, editor in chief Collin Kartchner, a Utah man and Ted Talk speaker has taken Instagram and schools across the state and beyond by storm in a crusade that he says is to “save the kids.” When Collin visits schools he explains the phycological...

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Local Educator Teaches Kids to Be Kitchen Whizzes

Local Educator Teaches Kids to Be Kitchen Whizzes

  written by Emily Buckley, editor in chief   For over a decade, Cache Valley elementary school teacher and self-proclaimed lover of food, Suzie Marciss, has partnered with restauranteur Justin Hamilton, owner of Café Sabor, Off-Premise Catering, and...

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Mrs. Cache Valley Sets Out to Define Real Beauty

Mrs. Cache Valley Sets Out to Define Real Beauty

written by Emily Buckley, editor in chief Becky Erickson, the reigning Mrs. Cache Valley, is a busy wife, mother of three, and professional ballet dancer and instructor, teaching regularly in Cache Valley at the Cache Valley School of Ballet and Dance Illusion, and...

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Five Picture Books that Encourage Diversity

Five Picture Books that Encourage Diversity

favorite picks from Cache Valley Family Magazine The world is a diverse place that is packed full of people living dramatically different lives, even within the same neighborhood or classroom. Teaching children to appreciate and celebrate this diversity is a top...

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Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity

Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity

written by Frank Schofield, superintendent, Logan City School District We are fortunate to live in a diverse community, where differences in language, ethnicity, culture, religion, physical ability, gender, and other differences surround us. This local diversity...

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Raising a Selfless Child in a Selfie Generation

Raising a Selfless Child in a Selfie Generation

Rory Anderson, Foster Division vice president,  LiFT Consulting The word "selfie" was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, validating what parents were already very aware of: Our kids are growing up in a time when words like “altruistic” and “charitable” are...

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Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Bruce O’Very, M.D., Treehouse Pediatrics Are video games ruining our children’s brains? Well, yes. Yes, they are, except when they’re not. I know it’s trite, but such a question is like asking if fire is dangerous. The answer, of course, is yes, but fire is beyond...

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CAPSA Teams Up with Businesses to Support Abuse Victims

CAPSA Teams Up with Businesses to Support Abuse Victims

Schae Richards, community editor Citizens against physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape recovery center that serves the Cache Valley and Bear Lake areas. “Our goal is to help people get out of abusive...

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Owners of The Crêpery Tip their Hats to Cache Valley

Owners of The Crêpery Tip their Hats to Cache Valley

  Emily Buckley, editor in chief The locally iconic restaurant, The Crêpery, began in 2009 in a small four-foot-by-eight-foot booth inside another locally owned coffee shop, Citrus and Sage. It was equipped with only a small griddle and four mini refrigerators...

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Saving Animals One Day at a Time

Saving Animals One Day at a Time

Schae Richards, community editor  The Cache Humane Society was founded in 1976 by local animal lovers who fostered animals in their own homes. It started as a foster-based rescue, but has grown over the years and now offers so much more to animals and local pet...

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Making a Difference: One Bag at a Time

Making a Difference: One Bag at a Time

Schae Richards, community editor  Ted and Stefanee Chalfant wanted to make a difference in their community. In 2014, they founded Little Lambs Foundation for Kids. Their goal was to help children who are transitioning into foster care, entering emergency shelters, or...

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Malouf Foundation Works to End Human Trafficking

Malouf Foundation Works to End Human Trafficking

Schae Richards, community editor  The Malouf Foundation was established in 2016  by employees of the Cache Valley-based, but nationally recognized, bedding company Malouf. It was started as a way for the company to support the community and to be involved with...

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Stronger Families, Better Communities

Stronger Families, Better Communities

Schae Richards, community editor The Family Place, formerly known as the Child and Family Support Center, was founded in 1982. It started with a small group of citizens that wanted to make a difference. From the very beginning, their mission has been to “build...

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Change the World With Your Smile

Change the World With Your Smile

Schae Richards, community editor Want to impress with your smile? Aspen Dental of Cache Valley has just the thing for you. Blake Cameron, DDS, of Aspen Dental of Cache Valley, said their practice is excited to be teaming up with the Smiles for Life Foundation this...

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