August 29, 2013

Tuacahn presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

CLICK above for a preview of this outstanding show!

CLICK above for a preview of this outstanding show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuacahn presents Thoroughly Modern Millie a high-spirited musical romp that has everyone dancing the Charleston. It’s the zany new 1920’s musical that has taken Broadway by storm, winning the TONY Award for BEST MUSICAL!

Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.

Filled with funloving flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.

Tony Award Winner for Best 
Broadway Musical 

Director and Choreographer:
Jeffry Denman

CLICK HERE for a preview of this outstanding show!

Buy tickets through Best Western Coral Hills and receive a 20% discount in areas 2, 3 or 4 and a 10% discount on your room charge.  Already bought your tickets?  Let the front desk know you came to see Tuacahn, show your tickets and you can still receive the 10% discount on your room.  The discount can be added to any other discount or offer of course.   

 

August 26, 2013

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah is readily available at the front desk of Best Western Coral Hills or at the St. George Chamber of Commerce located two doors away.

FREE maps of the Downtown, Historic District are available at either location.

The Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.

Old County Courthouse in St. George, Utah. Courtesy Calvin Beale

Visitors Information inside the Old County Courthouse in St. George, Utah. Courtesy Calvin Beale

On interesting bits of history regarding the courthouse:

Legend has it that the domed cupola on the Pioneer Courthouse in St. George was designed specifically for hangings, although it never was used for that gruesome purpose.

But that’s not to say the county never had a hanging. 

Douglas Alder, a past president of the Washington County Historical Society and Dixie State University, said that in about 1875, a miner working north of St. George in Silver Reef was accused of killing a fellow miner. The alleged killer was arrested and jailed in the basement of the courthouse. But he wasn’t there long. Shortly after he was put in the jail, a group of the murder victim’s friends descended on the courthouse, broke out the prisoner and hung him from a nearby tree.

A common case that was heard within the walls of its upstairs courtroom in the late 19th century was theft charges against ranchers and farmers accused of releasing irrigation water too early, Alder said. Today, visitors to the historic building can watch a re-enactment of a water theft trial.

“We always find them guilty,” said Alder.

Alder tells another story about Will Brooks, a county sheriff in the early 19th century who was responsible for feeding the inmates. Alder said Brooks sometimes ignored jail procedure and took the prisoners home with him for a meal.

The basement jail space is now used for storage, while the Chamber of Commerce occupies the main floor. The former courtroom on the top floor is now used for lectures.

August 23, 2013

FREE Admision to the Grand Canyon and all National Parks

FREE Admission to the Grand Canyon this Sunday, August 25th 2013.  In celebration of the National Park Service’s 97th birthday, all 401 national parks across the country, including will waive entrance fees on Sunday.

 

Grand Canyon Aerial View

Grand Canyon Aerial View, Photograph by David Edwards
National Geographic

FREE Admission to all National Parks,  Read more about Founders Day of the National Parks Service courtesy of St. George News.

 

Administrative History

Although first afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later as a National Monument, Grand Canyon did not achieve National Park status until 1919, three years after the creation of the National Park Service. Today Grand Canyon National Park receives close to five million visitors each year – a far cry from the annual visitation of 44,173 which the park received in 1919.

This link takes you to the Administrative History of Grand Canyon National Park, a political and economic history of the park from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.

August 19, 2013

DOCUTAH Film Festival 2013 Returns

Docutah

September 3-7, 2013

DOCUTAH is a Southern Utah International Film Festival presented by Dixie State University in St. George. The 2013 festival will be it’s fourth year of run. Phil Tuckett, DOCUTAH Artistic Director and Director of the DSU Film Program planted the seed of DOCUTAH in 2009. A small group of individuals went to work to create the inaugural event in September of 2010. Since then we’ve had more than 800 films submitted from 60 plus countries and enjoyed meeting many wonderful filmmakers. These filmmakers are among festival attendees who come for the films, stay for the scenery and depart having experienced inspiration. DOCUTAH welcomes the world and at the same time embraces the community of Southern Utah.

Location:

The DOCUTAH festival is located in the southwestern corner of Utah between Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Films and events will be offered in several venues in the towns of Springdale, Kanab, St. George and Ivins.

This part of Utah is renowned for it’s close proximity to several national and state parks which are listed below. The area offers many outdoor activities for visitors such as sightseeing, hiking, camping, off-road adventures, boating, and golfing to name just a few.

Click HERE to link to the DOCUTAH site for Directions, Venues and Scheduling information. 

The BEST WESTERN Coral Hills also offers a discount to festival attendees.

 

 

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August 16, 2013

New Race Season posted for St. George Races!

St George Races Logo

Have you had a good summer?

We sure did! But we’re ready to gear down for our race season! Are you ready to run!?

The Upcoming Races include:
– 10/19 Trick or Triathlon
– 10/26 Save a Sister
– 11/2 Snow Canyon Half
– 11/16 Turkey Trot
– 12/7 Expedition St. George

Click on a race above to open the registration page.

And remember to book your rooms at Best Western Coral Hills!

800-542-7733

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August 15, 2013

Cupcakes at 25 Main, St. George, UT

Check out the Cupcakes at 25 Main!

25 Main Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes are all the rage and the closest to the BWCH are just two blocks away at 25 Main.  That’s the name of the restaurant and their address.  They also offer our guests a 10% discount on their meal when they show their room keys.  Because our guests are AWESOME!  And be certain to leave room for a cupcake for desert.

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