December 28, 2012

Meet Our Staff

We love and appreciate our Abbey Inn staff.  Each member is integral to making your stay a great one!  We would like to introduce you to them and get their favorite aspects of Southern Utah to share with you.

Here is Danny.  He works at the front desk.  Our guests have commented on his friendly demeanor, helpful suggestions, and exceptional customer service.  We are very lucky to work with him.  Here is what he had to share with our guests.

Favorite Activity in Southern Utah?

“My favorite activity in Southern Utah is going 4 wheeling up Cedar Canyon.”

Favorite Cedar City Restaurant and dish?

“My favorite restaurant in Cedar City is Lupita’s Mexican Food, and I love their king-size burritos.”

Helpful Local Insights?

“Never stay for just one day.  There is too much to see and do.  Make sure you take the time to really enjoy the beautiful red rock of Southern Utah.”

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December 21, 2012

Ring in the New Year in Southern Utah

Fireworks, a torch light parade, and a family new years party with food, music,dancing, games, and prizes!  Who could ask for anything more?   Oh, yeah, and it’s FREE!

Where:  Brian Head Resort Giant Steps Lodge

When: December 31, 2012

What: Parade and Fireworks at dusk, party at 8 PM

For more info, call Brian Head at 866-930-1010

Ring in the New Year at Brian Head and the Abbey Inn, Cedar City.  Get your Abbey Inn reservations by calling 800-325-5411.

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December 6, 2012

Christmas Carol on the Air

After a five year absence, the beloved Cedar City tradition A Christmas Carol  on the Air returns to the stage.  Peter Sham and Brad Carroll (the creators of the international hit Lend Me a Tenor: The Musical) bring us this fun twist on an old Christmas classic.

In this retelling of Dicken’s beloved story, the characters are putting on a holiday classic radio show; complete with sound effects, commercials, and backstage antics.  As is the tradition, Fred Adams (the founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival) plays Ebeneezer Scrooge.  With Christmas music, hilarious mishaps, and memorable characters, this show is just what you need to get in to the spirit of Christmas.

When: December 6, 7,8, 13, 14, & 15 @ 7:30 pm

Where: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Cost:$10 for adults, $5 for children

To Get Tickets: Call 435-586-7872 or go to www.suu.edu/arts or purchase at the door.

November 20, 2012

Cedar City Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, if you don’t want to labor in the kitchen all day, try one (or more) of the following restaurants.

Name                                                      Address                                      Special

Bard’s Food & Drink                           1575 W 200 N                      Thanksgiving Buffet

Denny’s                                                   255 N 1100 W

Garden House                                      164 S 100 W                     Special Thanksgiving Meal

IHOP                                                        980 W 200 N

Ninja Japenses Steak House         1180 Sage Dr # A

Odd Fellows Pub                                1575 W 200 N

Sonny Boy’s Barbecue                     126 N Main St                       Special Thanksgiving Buffet

From what we have gathered, Bard’s will be serving turkey, ham, sage dressing, cranberry chutney, roasted mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, green beans in mushroom cream sauce, candied sweet potatoes, freshly baked wheat, white rolls, and breads, cream pies and pumpkin pie.  The cost is $15.99 for adults, $13.99 for seniors, $8.99 for children under 11, and children under 3 eat free.  Call 865-7645 for reservations.

The Garden House will be serving traditional Thanksgiving  food: turkey, stuffing,potatoes, salad, and pie, but they also have sea food, prime rib, rice, and a HUGE dessert bar. Call 435-586-6110 for reservations.

Sonny Boys will be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving spread with some of the Sonny Boys favorites from 11 AM-5PM.

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November 10, 2012

Veterans Day Story

On February 27,2011  the last surviving World War I veteran passed away at the age of 110 years.  His name was Frank Woodruff Buckles.

Born in 1901, Frank Buckles lived and was educated in Missouri.  He enjoyed country living until his family moved to a frontier town in Oklahoma.  There he attended high school and worked at a bank until the Great War began.

At 16 years old, Buckle claimed he was 21 years and tried enlisting in the Marine Corp and the Navy but was rejected because of his size and flat feet.  After trying the Army, he was accepted and trained in trench casualty retrieval and ambulance operations.  During the war, we served in England and France, and after Armistice Day, he drove German prisoners of war back to Germany.

During World War II, he was working for a shipping company moving cargo in the Philippines.  He was captured by the Japanese and was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years as a civilian prisoner, but was rescued in 1945.

Buckle later married, had a daughter, and moved to a farm in West Virginia where he lived and worked until his death at 110 years of age.

Thank you for your service, Frank Buckles, and thank you to all our veterans.

Last Surviving WWI Veteran

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November 8, 2012

We Honor Our Veterans

After a rigorous campaign season and election, it is nice to set aside political differences and unite in honoring those who serve our country.  We thank those individuals and their families for their sacrifices, rejoice in their victories, and we pray for their safe return home.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reports the following statistics:
America’s Wars Total (1775 -1991) Not including current struggles
U.S. Military Service during Wartime      41,892,128
Battle Deaths                                              651,031
Other Deaths (In Theater)                          308,800
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater)       230,254
Non-mortal Woundings                            1,430,290
Living War Veterans                               16,962,000
Living Veterans (During War & Peace)   22,234,000

http://www1.va.gov/opa/publications/factsheets/fs_americas_wars.pdf

To every veteran, thank you for your service.

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November 2, 2012

Visit the National Parks for Free!

Veterans Day Weekend is coming up, and all entrance fees to the national parks will be waived November 10th-12th.  This is to encourage Americans to enjoy the beauty of our nation’s treasures.

Things to see:

Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks, and the Grand Canyon North Rim

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October 12, 2012

First Snow of the Season

Skiers, feast your eyes on this…

The first snow of the season dropped 7 inches at Brian Head.  They are projected to open in November, and we’re getting ready for a great ski season.  If you haven’t purchased your season pass at Brian Head yet, do so BEFORE November 6th in order to save some $$.

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September 25, 2012

Stones In His Pockets: Take Two

The Fall Season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival is underway.  If you were hoping to see Les Miserables on a weekend,  you are out of luck.  They are sold out.  However, the weekday showings still have seating, so you’d better move quickly.  Nevertheless, the other two shows are definitely worth a trip in and of themselves.

We are excited to welcome back Stones In His Pockets to Cedar City.  The last time it was performed at the festival was 2005.  It was so well received, that Brian Vaughn and David Ivers are reviving this memorable masterpiece.  Whether or not you saw it last time, you won’t want to miss it!

Vaughn and Ivers single-handedly tackle a multitude of characters, fluidly switching from one to another.  The story is real to life, moving, and interspersed with well-timed humor.

Here is what others had to say about it:

“In the play’s first 15 minutes, it might be tempting to label Ivers and Vaughn a couple of brash show-offs. Thankfully, their craft is so tight you cease paying attention to their skill and instead fall to the charms of the story.”–Brian Fullton, The Salt Lake Tribune

“Is seeing Stones in His Pockets worth the trip to Cedar City? Thanks to the performances of David Ivers and Brian Vaughn, the answer is an unequivocal yes. The emotional core of the story is relevant, even if the script left me a little disappointed.” –Russel Warne, Utah Theater Bloggers

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August 30, 2012

Cedar Breaks Star Parties

Star Party at Cedar Breaks National Monument

Hey all you astronomy enthusiasts!  If you’re looking for something fun to do this Labor Day Weekend, come check out the Star Party at Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Thanks to the high elevation and remote location of Cedar Breaks, they enjoy one of the darkest night skies in the country-ideal for star gazing!  View our awesome universe and learn about constellation mythology and the structure of the universe all in one night.

The party starts with a laser guided tour of the constellations led by Cedar Breaks park staff and astronomy volunteers.  Next is the star viewing through several telescopes.  What can you expect to see?  Swirling nebulae, twinkling start clusters, nearby planets, and distant galaxies.

This weekend is your last chance to attend a Star Party.  Don’t miss it!

Where:  Point Supreme at Cedar Breaks National Monument (Hwy 14 is open)

When: August 31 and September 1 @ 9:00-11:00 PM

Cost: FREE

On August 31st, be sure to stay for a Full Moon Hike.  WEAR WARM CLOTHES!

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