Jul
14

Indie Ogden Spotlight: BDO Outlet

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Tucked away in the BDO is 10,000 square feet of amazing deals!  The BDO outlet houses overstock and factory seconds from some of the great companies that call BDO home.  I had a little chat with some of the nice folks at the store and got the lowdown on what you can find in this…
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Jul
06

Indie Ogden review: World’s End Coffee House

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Recently, we stopped in at Worlds End Coffee House at 1986 N. Hillfield Rd. -Ste. 4B in Layton (801-775-8925), they also have a Facebook page. The owner happened to be conducting and helping others in some training for employees on how to make sandwiches, coffees, teas and smoothies. It was nice to see so many…
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Jun
20

Indie Ogden Spotlight: Mel’s Thrift Store

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We discovered Mel’s Thrift Shop one day as we drove past the quaint little building on 1900 West. The bright yellow exterior was very inviting and piqued our curiosity, and we were pleasantly surprised at some of the goodies we discovered inside! We were greeted by a beautiful, petite woman with a brilliant smile and…
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Jun
18

Indie Ogden Spotlight – Arrowsmith Gallery

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Do you like secrets? Uncovering hidden surprises? Being enchanted? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re in luck. Ogden’s colorful history, unique architecture and vast variety of commerce, art and antique shops will charm you to your toes. Our little O-town is full of magic folks. You just have to know where…
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Jun
17

Indie Ogden Spotlight: GreenWood Charter School

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There is a new and exciting school opening up soon in Ogden!  GreenWood will be providing a unique kind of education that many Ogden parents are craving, a school that provides gentle learning through experience and environmental studies.  I sent the board members a few question about GreenWood to learn more about this special school. Check…
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Jun
07

Indie Ogden Spotlight: Bloom Recylcers

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How did Bloom Recyclers get started?  We started out recycling rags and taking animal hides from hunting and trapping in the early 1900’s. At that point these items were the type of things that people had. Trapping was a big source of income. One of the things rags were used for was making new paper.…
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May
27

Indie Ogden Spotlight: Our Children’s Earth

Photo Credit: Harmony Stevens

Our Children’s Earth is an eco-friendly online shop that sells everything from up-cycled fashions to hand-made kids toys. Stephanie takes ordinary items that may be tossed out and transforms them  into something new.  Stephanie is also the co-owner of  the Norther Utah Fashion Expo and she recently helped organize a huge fashion show with a…
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May
13

Indie Ogden Spotlight – Pandemonium Art Gallery

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Nestled between the unique mix of historic and modern buildings, near the bottom of Ogden’s historic 25th street lies one of Ogden’s most unforgettable art galleries, Pandemonium. I’d be hard pressed to name my favorite thing about this place; the strange and stirring collection of out-of-the box art, the eclectic mix of featured artists and…
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May
10

Another Math Class or…

I’m a student at Weber State University and I have taken a few math classes. My morning class was (Math 810), a developmental math course that I was trudging along in. This morning as I entered the room I was surprised to see that all the tables and chairs were moved to the sides of…
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Apr
29

Indie Ogden Spotlight: C-SPAN Cities Tour

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You may have seen the C-SPAN vans around Ogden in April and wondered what they were doing here. C-SPAN cities tour hit the road earlier in the year, visiting cities across the country that had interesting histories and local authors.  I had the great pleasure of meeting up with C-SPAN correspondent Ashley Hill to chat about…
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Apr
04

Indie Ogden Spotlight: Smokey’s BBQ & Grill

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You may have heard about a new BBQ joint coming to town in the Historic Helena Hotel on 25th street. Alleged has been hosting some sampler night where you can test out some of the delicious grub that Smokey’s will offer. Check out the spotlight interview I did with owner, Tyrone Perry, about his famous…
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Apr
02

Indie Ogden Spotlight: Umbrella Corporation-Utah Hive

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Are you worried about running into a zombie horde on the streets of Ogden? Thanks to the Umbrella Corporation- Utah Hive you don’t have to be. If you ever attended Strankenstein’s Zombie Prom at the Union Station then you have seen the Umbrella Corporation in action.  Steve Strank, founder of Strankenstein’s Prom, Is also the…
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