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Getting Settled

Newcomer’s Telephone Directory— the numbers you need for utilities, vehicle registration, getting the family settled and more!

Getting the House in Shape  
Electricity: Rocky Mountain Power 888/221-7070 www.rockymountainpower.net
Gas: Questar Gas 800/323-5517 www.questargas.com
Telephone/Internet/TV:

Century Link

Comcast

800/244-1111

801/892-6009

www.centurylink.com

www.xfinity.com

Garbage, Water & Sewer: Dept. of Public Utilities 801/483-6900 www.slcgov.com/utilities
Deseret Industries (for donating or used items) 801/532-6201  www.deseretindustries.org
SLCgreen (recycling) 801/535-6470  www.slcgov.com/slcgreen
Health Department 385/468-4100 www.slcohealth.org
Vehicle Registration & Licensing  
DMV 801/297-7780 dmv.utah.gov
Dept. of Public Safety 801/535-2600 publicsafety.utah.gov
Getting Help  
Police, Fire, Ambulance (emergency only) 911
Poison Control 800-222-1222 www.utahpoisoncontrol.org
Better Business Bureau 801/892-6009 utah.bbb.org
Getting the Family Settled  
Utah Office of Education 801/538-7500 www.usoe.k12.ut.us
Libraries 801/524-8200 www.slcpl.lib.ut.us
Welcome to Utah 801/967-7818  www.utah.gov
Child Care Resource & Referral service 801/537-1044  Children’s Service Society
Getting Informed  
Newspaper Service: Salt Lake Tribune 801/204-6100 www.sltrib.com
Voter Registration 801/468-3427 www.elections.utah.gov
Lieutenant Governor’s Office 801/538-1000  www.utah.gov/governor
Mayor’s Office 801/535-7704  www.slcmayor.com
Job Service 801/536-7000  www.jobs.utah.gov
Chamber of Commerce 801/364-3631 saltlakechamber.org
Getting Around  
Utah Transit Authority 801/287-4660  www.rideuta.com
Highway Patrol 801/965-4518  highwaypatrol.utah.gov
Non-Emergency UHP 801/887-3800
Road Conditions 511  www.udot.utah.gov
Other Relocation Resources  
The Newcomers Club 801/261-5656  www.newcomersclubsaltlakecity.org

Newcomer’s Telephone Directory

These are the numbers you need for utilities, vehicle registration, getting the family settled and more!

Getting the House in Shape  
Electricity: Rocky Mountain Power 888/221-7070 www.rockymountainpower.net
Gas: Questar Gas 800/323-5517 www.questargas.com
Telephone/Internet/TV: Century Link 800/244-1111 www.centurylink.com
Telephone/Internet/TV: Comcast 801/892-6009 www.comcast.com
Garbage, Water & Sewer: Dept. of Public Utilities 801/483-6900 www.slcgov.com/utilities
Deseret Industries (for donating or used items) 801/532-6201 www.deseretindustries.org
SLCgreen (recycling) 801/535-6470 www.slcgov.com/slcgreen
Health Department 385/468-4100 www.slcohealth.org
Vehicle Registration & Licensing  
DMV 801/297-7780 dmv.utah.gov
Dept. of Public Safety 801/535-2600 publicsafety.utah.gov
Getting Help  
Police, Fire, Ambulance (emergency only) 911
Poison Control 800-222-1222 www.utahpoisoncontrol.org
Better Business Bureau 892-6009 utah.bbb.org
Getting the Family Settled  
Utah Office of Education 801/538-7500 www.usoe.k12.ut.us
Libraries 801/524-8200 www.slcpl.lib.ut.us
Welcome to Utah 801/967-7818 www.utah.gov
Child Care Resource & Referral Service 801/537-1044 www.siclists.com/utah/salt-lake-city/child-care-resource
Getting Informed  
Newspaper Service: Salt Lake Tribune 801/204-6100 www.sltrib.com
Voter Registration 801/468-3427 www.elections.utah.gov
Lieutenant Governor’s Office 801/538-1000 www.utah.gov/governor
Mayor’s Office 801/535-7704 www.slcmayor.com
Job Service 801/536-7000 www.jobs.utah.gov
Chamber of Commerce 801/364-3631 saltlakechamber.org
Getting Around  
Utah Transit Authority 801/287-4660 www.rideuta.com
Highway Patrol 801/965-4518 www.publicsafety.utah.gov/highwaypatrol
Road Conditions 511 www.udot.utah.gov
Other Relocation Resources  
The Newcomers Club 801/261-5656 www.newcomersclubsaltlakecity.org

 

Friends of PIM

We have lots of wonderful businesses that help PIM with donations and support throughout the year. Please check out these great businesses and let them know that you were referred to them by PIM.

  • Cameo College of Essential Beauty: The School That Sets The Standard in Beauty Education. Spa and salon services provided by supervised students.
  • Great Harvest Bread Company: We’ve been baking whole grain breads for thirty years, way before it became trendy. Learn how we’re educating our customers and why more people are now “going with the grain.”
  • Hogle Zoo: Utah’s Hogle Zoo dates from 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon.  The Zoo is one of the most visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City.
  • Natural History Museum of Utah: The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) is a museum located at the Rio Tinto Center on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The museum shows exhibits of natural history subjects, specifically about Utah’s natural history. The mission of the museum is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it.
  • Red Butte Garden: A non-profit botanical and ecological center provided by University of Utah.
  • Salt Lake Bees: The Salt Lake Bees are a minor league baseball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Bees play in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL) and are the top affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels. Home games are played at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City.
  • So Cupcake: Utah’s Best Cupcakes, Cakes, Cake Drops, and Mobile Cupcake Cake Truck! Welcome to So Cupcake where we make every event a delicious experience.
  • The King’s English: Matching books to readers since 1977.
  • Tracy Aviary: Located in Liberty Park, the aviary offers bird shows, immersive exhibits and is an accessible, enjoyable place for families to visit.
  • Utah Jazz: Official site containing news, scores, audio and video files, player statistics, and schedules.

Favorite Goods and Services

Entertainment

-Gallivan Center “Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Living Room” has various events scheduled year round (free concerts, free movies, and more!).

-Tower Theatre & Broadway Theater are Salt Lake City’s art theaters.

-Temple Square has the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, free concerts in Assembly Hall, Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony and Organ Recitals.

-Salt Lake City has the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Ballet West, Utah Opera Company, Ririe Woodbury Modern Dance Company, Repertory Dance Theater, a host of local theater companies, Comedy Circuit, and many touring performers and shows. Discount tickets are often available through the University.

-Professional sports teams include the Utah Jazz (basketball), Grizzlies (hockey), REAL Salt Lake (Soccer), Bees (minor league baseball).

-The Vivant Smart Home Arena, the Maverick Center, Kingsbury Hall, USANA Amphitheater, Red Butte Garden, The Venue, The Depot, and The Great Salt Air are the primary venues for concerts.

 

Favorite Salons/Stylists

– Lunatic Fringe (3 locations)

Sugarhouse: 801/463-0555

Parley’s Way: 801/463-1967

Holladay: 801/432-8533

-Julie Vanzweden @ Salon UniQue, 801/597-1799

-Jennifer @ Salon Star 21, 801/467-5556

-Sojo Salon, Spa & Boutique, 801/446-0474

-Dexterity Hair Design, 801/364-1420

-Landis Aveda, 801/485-5506‎

-Emily @ Evolve Salon and Day Spa, 801/272-4455

-Allison @ Salon Keiji, 801/485-1110

 

Favorite Recreation Equipment and Apparel Stores

-REI

-Wild Rose Mountain Sports

-Patagonia Outlet (great sales during major holidays: President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.)

-Western Rivers Flyfishing, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Scheels

 

Favorite Health Clubs/Fitness Centers

-The Jewish Community Center (JCC) – special resident membership rate

-SL Sports Complex

-Cottonwood Heights rec center

-Xcel Fitness- Holladay

-Anytime Fitness, Parley’s location

-Gold’s Gym, Vanwinkle location, has childcare

-Holladay Lions (corporate rate when you show U ID)

-Centered City Yoga

-Wasatch Yoga Upstairs

-24 Hour Fitness — U employee/partner discount Sugarhouse and Trolley Square locations, both have childcare

 

Favorite Indoor Pools

-Fairmont Aquatic Center

-Murray Aquatic Center

-Holladay Lions Recreation Center

-Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center

 

Favorite Ski Resorts

-Alta, Snowbird, Park City, Solitude, Brighton

 

Sledding

-Sugarhouse Park

-Donut Falls trailhead in Big Cottonwood Canyon

-Mountain Dell Golf Course in Parley’s Canyon

-Flat Iron Mesa Park in Sandy

-Gorgoza Park tubing facility (off I-80, Park City)

 

Good Auto Mechanic

-Ray’s Muffler 801/292-4731

-Lambert Automotive

-Foothill Tire Pros

-The Little Garage

-Steve’s Automotive Specialist

-Dan’s Automotive 801/693-1195

-Slaugh’s Car Care

-Bobby at Third Ave Car Clinic

 

Favorite House Cleaners and other Home Services

-Sharon Denunzio 801-484-0823

– Landscaping: Sage’s Way (Chase Fetter) 801-573-8934

-Yael Keenan and her crew, 801-674-3868

-Betty at MB Best Cleaning, 801-637-1692

 

Favorite Photographers

-Joanna Taylor Photography http://www.joannataylorphotography.blogspot.com/

 

Favorite Preschools/Childcare

-Narda Coppers in-home daycare 801/485-6317

-Challenger School

-Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center

-CFDC at the University of Utah

-Fine Arts Preschool at the UofU (Tanner Dance)

-Winner School

-Montessori Community School

-Community Cooperative Nursery School

-JE Cosgriff Memorial School

-Holladay Baptist Church

-Garfield Learning Center

-Children’s Discovery

-Wasatch Presbyterian Preschool

-Discovery Place Preschool at Christ United

Methodist Church

-Expanding Horizons

-Community Cooperative Preschool

-Seven Canyons (Waldorf)

-Realms of Inquiry

 

Education

-The University of Utah has a great continuing education program, with something for everyone. You can pick up a catalog at their office at the University. As a spouse to a U employee, you also get a discount!

-The Salt Lake and Granite school districts have classes for both adults and children.

-Gallivan Center schedules free noontime classes through Salt Lake Community Education.

-City Libraries have story times for children and various programs for adults. Check your local branch for listings.

-Westminster College offers night classes with financing available.

 

Favorite Local Shops

-Hip N’ Humble

-Koo de Ker

-Whimsy

-Artichokes & Company

-The Children’s Hour

-Babinski’s Baby

-Tutoring Toy

-The King’s English Bookshop

-Blue Cockatoo

-Piper’s Quilts & Comforts

-Paisley Pomegranate

-Gray Whale Music Shop

-Paper Creations

-Elaine’s Quilt Block

 

Favorite Consignment Shops

-Name Droppers (clothing and accessories)

-Emilie Jayne (home goods)

-SecondHand Chic (home goods and women’s clothing)

-Consignment Circuit (clothing and home goods)

-Pibs Exchange (clothing; also has great selection of new costumes)

-Kid-to-Kid (clothing, books, toys)

-Play it Again Sports (sports equipment/gear)

-Uptown Cheapskate

-Home Again (home goods)

 

Favorite Malls

-The Gateway

-City Center

-South Towne Center

-Fashion Place

-Historic Trolley Square

-Tanger Outlets (Park City)

-Shopping areas: 9th & 9th (900 South 900 East), 15th & 15th (1500 South 1500 East)

 

Favorite Specialty Grocers

-Liberty Heights Fresh

-Tony Caputo’s

-Emigration Market

-Chinatown Supermarket

 

Massage

-The Kura Door

-Knead a Massage

-Utah College of Massage Therapy (inexpensive massages on weekends)

-Finnish Touch Day Spa

-Breathe Day Spa

-Akasha Spa

-Shirodhara Day Spa

Favorite Food and Drink

  • American: Oasis Cafe, Copper Onion, Niche, The Dodo, Paradise Bakery, Tin Angel, Porcupine Grill, Bambara (great wine list), Avenues Bistro, Log Haven, Tree Room at Sundance, Anarchist Café, Pago
  • BBQ: Sugarhouse BBQ, R&R BBQ
  • Breakfast/Brunch: Ruth’s Diner, Eggs in the City, Blue Plate Diner, Roots Café, Bruges Waffles
  • Burgers: In-n-Out, Iceberg Drive-Inn, Cubby’s, Lucky 13 Bar and Burgers
  • Chinese: The Mandarin, East-West Connection, Dragon Diner, Pan Wok
  • Deli: Tony Caputo’s, Cucina Deli, Moochie’s Subs
  • French: La Caille
  • Indian: Bombay House, Himalayan Kitchen, Star of India, Kathmandu
  • Italian: Fresco, Cucina Toscana, Cafe Trio, Michelangelo’s, Tucci’s
  • Mexican: Red Iguana, Café Rio, Taqueria 27, Z’Tejas, Lonestar Taqueria, Tres Hombres
  • Middle Eastern: Mazza, Cafe Med, Spitz
  • Pizza: The Pie Pizzeria , Neapolitan Flatbread, Este Pizza, Sebetto, Stoneground, Rusted Sun, Pizzeria Limone
  • Pubs: The Bayou, Red Rock, Squatters, Salt Lake Brewing Co., Desert Edge Brewery, Wasatch Brew Pub, Bohemian Brewery, Piper Down, Fiddler’s Elbow Brew Pub, Hoppers Grill, Avenues Proper
  • Seafood: Deer Valley Seafood Buffet
  • Soup: Big City Soup, The Soup Kitchen
  • Sushi: Takashi, Tsunami, Sapa, Naked Fish, Ichiban, Oh Sushi, Happy Sumo
  • Tapas: Eva, Finca
  • Thai: Bangkok Thai, Sawadee, Thai Siam, Siam Orchid, Skewered Thai, Chanon Thai Cafe
  • Vegetarian/Vegan: Vertical Diner
  • Vietnamese/Pho: Pho Thin, Oh Mai
  • Bakeries: : Gourmandise, Tulie Bakery, Mrs. Backer’s, So Cupcake, Sweet Tooth Fairy, Great Harvest Bread Co., House of Bread, Banbury Cross, Glaus French Pastry Shop, Les Madeleines
  • Coffee shops and treats: Coffee Garden, Sugarhouse Coffee Shop, Tulie Bakery, Café Expresso, Alchemy Coffee, Two Creek Coffee, Millcreek Coffee Roasters, Beans & Brews, Jack Mormon Coffee, Les Madeleines, Carlucci’s, Tony Caputo’s, Jitterbug Coffee Hop, Salt Lake Roasting Company
  • Bars: Gracies, Fats Grill, Red Door, Port O’ Call, Tavernacle, Liquid Joe’s, Whiskey Street, The Rest (speakeasy)

Favorite Healthcare Providers

**Please check with your insurance to be sure providers are in your network.**

Pediatricians

  • Dr. Elizabeth Smith (801) 213-3599, University of Utah Clinic 6
  • Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Luthy (801) 213-3599, University of Utah Clinic 6
  • Dr. Chuck Norlin (801) 213-3599, University of Utah Clinic 6
  • Dr. Justin Alvey (801) 213-3599, University of Utah Clinic 6
  • Dr. Charles W. Ralston (801) 581-2321, University of Utah Clinic 6
  • Dr. Susan Martini (801) 213-3599, University of Utah Clinic 6
  • Dr. Katie McElligot (801) 747-8700, Cottonwood Pediatrics
  • Dr. Harlan Muntz (ENT) (801) 662-1740, Primary Children’s Hospital

OB/GYN

  • Dr. Jennifer Van-Horn 801/213-2995, University of Utah Clinic 4
  • Dr. Stephanie Wilder 801/213-2995, University of Utah Clinic 4
  • Dr. Howard Sharp 801/213-2995, University of Utah Clinic 4
  • Dr. David Branch OBGYN/MFM 801/213-2995, University of Utah Clinic 4 and OB Diagnostic Center
  • U of U Midwife Clinic 801/213-2995, University BirthCare Heath Center

Family/Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Amy de la Garza, Evolutionary Healthcare
  • Dr. Bernadette Kiraly, Family Medicine Sugar House Clinic
  • Dr. David Kaplan, Internal Medicine at Madsen Clinic
  • Dr. Lorraine Szczesny 801/521-4500, 508 East South Temple, Suite 300
  • U of U Internal Med 801/581-2231 University of Utah

Internal Medicine of Salt Lake

  • Dr. Amy de la Garza 801/519-2461, Evolutionary Healthcare
  • Dr. Bernadette Kiraly, Family Practice, 801/213-8845, Sugarhouse Clinic
  • Dr. David Kaplan, Internal Medicine, 801-581-7790, Madsen Clinic
  • Dr. Lorraine Szczesny 801/521-4500, 508 East South Temple, Suite 300
  • U of U Internal Med 801/581-2231, University of Utah
  • Dr. Anthony Musci 801/384-4700, 2645 E. Parley’s Way, Suite 200, www.SaltLakeInternalMedicine.com

Dentists

  • The Dental Spa 801/466-6645
  • Foothill Dental 801-582-5787
  • Dr. Kim Roberts 801/424-3500, 4046 S. Highland Drive
  • Dr. Randy Barnhisel 801/262-6811, Salt Lake Smile Design, 4790 South 900 East, Suite G
  • Dr. Kelly Carroll 801/943-2020, Brighton Dentistry, 2114 Fort Union Blvd.
  • Dr. Cindy Sumarauw 801.281.3500, Cadenza Family Dentistry, 999 East Murray Holladay Rd., Suite 105 Holladay, UT 84117
  • Dr. Brent Curtis 801/486-0660, 2025 South 1300 East #3

Pediatric Dentists

  • Burg Pediatric Dentistry 801/272-8555, 1580 East 3900 South – Let them know PIM referred you

Fertility (Reproductive Endocrinologists)

  • Dr. C. Matthew Peterson 801/581-4838, Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, 675 Arapeen Way

UMA Financial Services

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    • 310 East 4500 South, Suite 500
      Salt Lake City, UT 84107
      Phone: (801) 747-0800
    • Fax: (801) 747-3520
    • Email: umafs@umafs.org
    • Web: www.umafs.org

UMAFS offers UMA member physicians a full range of financial products and services. Our primary focus is to assist our clients in meeting their life goals through the proper management of their financial resources. Our success is not measured by performance statistics but rather by our clients` success in achieving their personal financial goals.

Many physicians often regard financial planning as complex and confusing. As a result, they often miss out on many potentially rewarding financial opportunities. They also take unnecessary risks and fail to adequately protect their assets. That is where UMAFS can provide a second opinion and assistance. Our goal is to take the mystery out of investing, managing risks, preparing for retirement, and preserving your wealth.

Our process begins with an in-depth evaluation of your current financial situation. Once we have established your overall objectives, we will focus on your specific goals.

We will work with you side by side on a very personal basis so that you are confident in and comfortable with the suggestions we make. Implementation, continuous monitoring, and as necessary, modifications, are integral parts of the process.

PIM References:

      • References avaiable on request.

Favorite Area Attractions

Visit www.slcgov.com (the official website for Salt Lake City) and www.gocitykids.com to find out all the things happening for children.

Local Attractions

  • Silver Lake at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon
  • Park City
  • Millcreek Canyon
  • Antelope Island
  • This is the Place Heritage Park
  • Red Butte Garden
  • Olympic Park Museum (Park City)
  • City Parks 
  • Recreation Centers: Salt Lake County operates 12 recreation centers, 17 aquatic centers, and 3 ice centers. The recreation centers all have unbelievable amounts of sports programs and activities for children.
  • Scenic Drives:
    • Skyline Drive in the Avenues
    • All Wasatch canyons: Big and Little Cottonwood, Millcreek, Provo, etc.
    • Mount Timpanogos highway to Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort

State Attractions (Check out all the National Parks in Utah)

  • Moab
  • Dead Horse Point
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Lake Powell
  • Mirror Lake in the Uintas
  • Arches National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Green River/Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Camping

  • Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Dead Horse Point State Park, near Moab and Canyonlands (great sunsets)
  • Devil’s Garden, Arches National Park
  • Goblin Valley State Park, near Green River (great rock formations)
  • Jordanelle Reservoir (great fishing and very nice campgrounds)
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park (near Bryce Canyon)
  • Payson Lakes (not too far away, takes reservations, swimming available)
  • San Rafael Reef (secluded, bring your own water)
  • Snow Canyon, St. George
  • Southern Utah National Park Campgrounds: Bryce, Zion, Cedar Breaks, Capitol Reef
  • Spruces Campground in Big Cottonwood
  • Canyon Tanners Flat in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Uinta Mountains: dozens of campgrounds east of Kamas in a rugged wilderness area

Hiking (Great hiking books: Hiking the Wasatch by John Veranth, Best Hikes with Children in Utah by Maureen Keilty, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City by Greg Witt)

  • Foothills above Salt Lake City & the ancient Lake Bonneville Shoreline Trail (as easy or as strenuous as you wish with great views of the city and the valley)
  • City Creek Canyon, The Living Room
  • Trails in all the Wasatch Canyons: Big and Little Cottonwoods; Millcreek; Neffs; Provo; Red Butte; American Fork; etc. (for all levels of abilities)
  • Good hikes with kids:
    • Little Cottonwood Canyon:  White Pine Trail; Cecret Lake trails
    • Big Cottonwood Canyon:  Snowbird Barrierfree Trail, Lake Mary, Silver Lake, Donut Falls, Willow Lake

Outings and Sightseeing

  • Hogle Zoo
  • Lagoon Amusement Park
  • Timpanogos Cave
  • Alpine Slide at Olympic Park
  • Heber Valley Historic Railroad
  • Bingham Copper Mine
  • Dinosaur Park (Ogden)
  • Mountview Park Splash Pad
  • Gardner Historic Village
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Tracy Aviary
  • Downtown Farmers Market
  • Park Silly Sunday Markeet
  • Antelope Island
  • Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
  • Thanksgiving Point
  • Wheeler Farm
  • Natural History Museum
  • Temple Square
  • LDS Church History and Art Museum
  • Parley’s Canyon Nature Trail
  • Fifth Hotsprings hike
  • SLC ComicCon
  • Sundance Film Festival

Unique Holiday and Seasonal Events

  • Festival of Trees
  • Temple Square at Christmas
  • Sleigh rides and dinner at ski resorts
  • Cornbelly’s for Halloween
  • Witchfest at Gardner Villiage
  • Antelope Island Bison Roundup (Fall)
  • Pumpkin Days at Wheeler Farm
  • Spring Mountain Goat Viewing
  • Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point