Multicultural center succeeds with community’s help

(Moab Sun News)- Rhiana Medina, Executive Director, Moab Valley Multicultural Center Dear Editor, The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) would like to thank the Moab community for supporting our mission this year. In 2015 we were able to provide 700-plus hours of advocacy and crisis support services. At least 1,300 people attended an MVMC cultural […]

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Documenting immigrants’ lives

(Moab Sun News)- “Two Americans” co-director Valeria Fernández, left, talks about immigration and immigrants’ rights at a panel discussion with “The Vigil” director Jenny Alexander (on screen) during the Moab International Film Festival’s opening night on Friday, Nov. 20. Moab Valley Multicultural Center Outreach Director Leticia Bentley, right, facilitated the discussion along with Moab resident Jose […]

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Do-Gooder of the Week: Karen Feary

This Week: Karen Feary by Lara Gale (Moab Sun News)- For some people, the mere existence of a mountain is enough to create a sense that there’s an adventure to be had. After a lifetime of recreating, volunteering and working outdoors, Karen Feary began making plans to seize the adventure ahead when she saw retirement […]

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Report: UPSTART program is showing results in Grand County Read more: Moab Times-Independent – Report UPSTART program is showing results in Grand County

Report: UPSTART program is showing results in Grand County (Moab Times-Independent)- The first 30 graduates of the preschool program Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) are doing very well academically as kindergartners, according to a recent report to the Grand County Board of Education. In addition, local UPSTART representatives say that more […]

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Multicultural center celebrates the lives of loved ones

Dia de los Muertos remembers the dead By Sharon Sullivan (Moab Sun News)- In Mexico and Central America, mariachi bands typically perform in cemeteries to serenade the spirits during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. The holiday is observed on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, when people in Latin America commemorate and celebrate […]

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Unsung Heroes: Rhiana Medina

Unsung Heroes: Rhiana Medina (Moab Times-Independent)- When Rhiana Medina started volunteering for the Moab Valley Multicultural Center five years ago there were three people on staff, and they were all part-time employees. “The center wasn’t open all week long because they didn’t have the staffing,” said Medina, who is now the center’s executive director. “I’d tell […]

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Dancing with the Moab Stars benefits Moab Valley Multicultural Center

Dance “stars” take the stage By Rudy Herndon (Moab Sun News)- For an authority figure, the soft-spoken and cordial Moab City Police Chief Mike Navarre is not an imposing guy. Correction: He is not an imposing guy, unless your name is Lisa Albert, and you’ve just found out that your rival contestant and his partner […]

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Multicultural Center hires new volunteer coordinator

(The Times Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) has announced that Katlyn Keane will join MVMC staff as the center’s volunteer coordinator. Keane will begin her new position on Oct. 7, according to a news release from MVMC. Keane came to Moab in August of 2013 as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To […]

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Katlyn Keane joins multicultural center’s staff

(Moab Sun News)- After two years on the job, Katlyn Keane is making the move from the Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s Americorps VISTA volunteer coordinator to a paid staff position with the center. Keane came to Moab in August of 2013 to serve a one-year term with the multicultural center. She renewed for a second […]

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Club Spotlight: Amigos Club

By Brenda Ramirez (The Devil’s Advocate) — Do you want to join a club but you don’t know what club? Do you like helping little kids? If you do then Amigos Club is your type of club. In Amigos Club we like to help little kids by mentoring those who need help or are stuggling. […]

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Preschool queen

Danielle Skidmore, left, puts a graduation hat on her daughter Serenity just before the graduation ceremony at UPSTART Preschool on Thursday, Aug. 6. UPSTART is a free, in-home preschool program that is offered through the Moab Valley Multicultural Center to a limited number of local families. For more information, go to www.moabvalleymulticulturalcenter.org/upstart-program.html. [Photo by Nathan Wynn […]

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Children learn about different countries during Multicultural Mondays

Around the world in nine weeks By Sharon Sullivan (Moab Sun News)- Moab children “travel the world” during Multicultural Mondays, where kids ages 6 to 12 play games, make crafts and learn a few foreign words and phrases each week. The nine-week program is held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N. 100 West. […]

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23rd annual Moab Arts Festival returns this weekend

Filling the park with art by Sharon Sullivan (Moab Sun News)- A Navajo hoop dancer, a Salt Lake City Shakespearean theater troupe and Japanese-inspired Moab Taiko Dan drummers are among the unique acts performing this weekend during the 23rd annual Moab Arts Festival at Swanny City Park. Additionally, 100 artists from Utah, Montana, Nevada, New […]

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There are angels among us

(Diocesan Dialogue) — Dr. Ada van Vloten tell the parents of a young boy he is not deaf as the school thought. She describes in Spanish how his ears are full of infection and carefully details how they must give the medicine that will allow Carlos to hear again. She also smiles as Carlos mimics […]

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Pediatrician coming to MVMC Feb. 4-5

The pediatrician Dr. Ada Van Vloten will be returning to the Moab Valley Multicultural Center on Monday, Feb. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. Van Vloten accepts medicare, and charges on a sliding scale. She is available to see babies, children, and young, unmarried adults. Please […]

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MVMC sponsors poster design contest

The Moab Valley Multicultural Center is looking for high school artists to design a marketing poster for the Festival of Cultures to be held May 2-4. The contest is open to high school students, grades nine-12. The winning designer will be awarded a $50 prize. The 2008 theme for the event will be, “A Celebration of […]

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Blackfire entertains crowd at Folk Festival assembly

By Alyssa Mulligan (The Devil’s Advocate) — On Nov. 2 Grand County High School hosted an assembly for the band Blackfire. This band is made up of the Jones Benally family, originally from the controversial area of Black Mesa, Ariz. They have played their music all around the world, from the Sahara Desert to Siberia. […]

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MVMC seeks volunteers for May “Festival of Cultures”

(Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center has announced it will hold the first-ever “Festival of Cultures” during the first weekend of May 2008. The event will celebrate the wide variety of cultures in the Four Corners region, and will seek to promote cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives, organizers said. Activities will […]

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MVMC announces available of pediatric treatment in Moab

(Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center will host Dr. A. van Vloten, pediatrician, Nov. 5-6. van Vloten will be in the area to treat babies, schoolchildren and teenagers, particularly, those who speak English as a second language. She practices in Price and will be in Moab the first Monday and Tuesday of each month. […]

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“Viva!”…

(Moab Times-Independent)- Dancers from the Moab Valley Multi-Cultural Center’s Baile Folklorico perform traditional Mexican folk dances before a crowd of more than 300 who attended the Mexican Independence Day celebration at Red Cliffs Lodge on Saturday. The event included a buffet of traditional Mexican food, games and activities for children, as well as music, singing and dancing. Local Mexican children read […]

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Feeding the hungry…

(Moab Times-Independent)- Nubia Tangreen and Norma Banuelos of the Moab Valley Multicultural Center help distribute food to families living below the poverty line during the MVMC’s monthly food distribution. On the second Tuesday of each month, the Utah Food Bank delivers a truckload of food, much of it perishable, to help provide nourishment for 65 […]

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English and Spanish adult language classes offered

(Moab Times-Independent)- The BEACON/21st Century Learning Center is sponsoring English and Spanish adult language classes beginning Sept. 10. Classes will be taught by Carrie Alexander and are funded by grants. English Language Learner classes (ELL/ESL) will be held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center located on 200 South in the old Moab city office building. […]

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Fourth of July celebration stirs fond memories for longtime residents Read more: Moab Times-Independent – Fourth of July celebration stirs fond memories for longtime residents

(Moab Times-Independent) by Jeannine Wait- Between Independence Day on the fourth and Pioneer Day on the 24th, July has always been a big month for celebrations in Utah. In a “Canyon Legacy” interview, Lydia Taylor Skewes, who lived in Moab from October 1885 to August 1985, described how many years ago the entire community would […]

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WabiSabi’s Fashion Show Raises $7,500 for local non-profit groups

(Moab Times-Independent)- WabiSabi, a Moab based nonprofit thrift store, awarded $7,500 to 12 local nonprofit organizations. The money was raised at WabiSabi’s 2007 Mardi Gras Fashion Show. More than 300 people attended WabiSabi’s fifth annual fashion show in February  that featured fashion lines designed and made by local designers. All of the outfits were made […]

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Moab Valley Multicultural Center hopes to encourage cross-cultural exchange

By Ron Georg The Moab Valley Multicultural Center opened its doors in the old City Hall, 115 West 200 South, in November to reach out to local underserved populations, offering a wide variety of programs from language to social networking. The non-profit center brings people together to celebrate their cultural heritage while learning to thrive […]

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Volunteers give Multicultural Center a facelift

By Ron Georg (The Times Independent) —Volunteers and Moab Valley Multicultural Center staff recently made major improvements at the center, located at 156 N. 100 West. Community members from the Moab LDS Second Ward and Young Adult Sixth Branch, Moab Rotary Club, the high school building technology class, and Greystone Consulting worked throughout the week […]

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