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McEwan 2016 feature

Utah Valley Parade of Homes sets attendance record, names Judges Choice Award winners

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes had its most successful run during the 2016 Parade with more than 25,000 attendees touring the 40 custom-built homes. “Looking back on this incredible success, we feel so grateful for the hard work of our home [...]
Nicole Sheahan feature

Local musician makes music matter with benefit concert for Operation Underground Railroad

O.U.R. Benefit Concert When: Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Keller House, 420 S. 1000 East in Orem. Cost: Donations at your discretion Site: nicolesheahan.com A year ago, local musician Nicole Sheahan learned about human trafficking [...]
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Utah-Tube: BYU animation wins 18th student Emmy, makes shortlist for prestigious BAFTA award

The BYU Center for Animation has won its 18th Student Emmy Award — this time for its film score — as well as has made the short list for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The new animation short, “Papá​,” [...]
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Made in UV: Survival kit shoe laces; summer style

By Erica Palmer The talent and creativity of Utah County residents is limitless. Here are five locally founded and created businesses that brighten Utah Valley. Feet-ure Every hiker faces the dilemma of being prepared vs. packing light, and [...]
Elder David A. Bednar and his father on the day his father was baptized. (Photo from LDS Living, originally Life Colloquy.)

The heartwarming story of Elder Bednar baptizing his father

This Father’s Day, many families in the LDS Church and around the world are sharing stories of their fathers. Many will tell about fathers who taught their children the gospel, baptized them, and led them along the gospel path. But in [...]
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SCERA’s ‘Little Mermaid’ cast helps sick Philadelphia girl meet Ursula

It turns out Ursula really does have a nice side — at least, Allison Books, who plays Ursula at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, makes Ursula a hero for once. When Books received a message from a friend about 6-year-old Lily Poole’s [...]
Arches feature

Experience Utah’s natural wonders during the National Parks Centennial

Happy birthday, National Parks Service! The federal bureau dedicated to protecting America’s national parks and monuments will mark its 100-year anniversary on Aug. 25. Utah is home to five national parks — more than any state except California [...]
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Utah-Tube: Do you #LoveWhereYouLive in Utah?

Do you love where you live in Utah? That’s what one Provo resident is asking with his 1-minute video of the American Fork Canyon. “As I continue to travel I’m amazed by how many people are surprised when I tell them that I [...]
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5 notable Church history journals you can read online

Like family history records, Church history records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were once found mostly in large libraries and were difficult to locate. But also like family history records, the internet has made accessing [...]
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Class of 2006: Where are they now?

Compiled by Hunter Lock Since 2001, Utah Valley Magazine has been highlighting high schoolers who will change the world. We caught up with five of the gamechangers featured in 2006 to see what they’ve been up to the past decade. Verdict? They’re [...]
Eric Stauffer (left) is still in the driver’s seat when it comes to family activities,  but his parents Tricia and Brian are emotionally preparing for their last chick to leave the nest. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Flying Together: Spanish Fork’s Brian and Tricia Stauffer are on the road to an empty nest

Adventure Bus Siting A fully decorated bus — owned by a teenager — isn’t something you’ll find in many driveways. However, when Eric Stauffer bought an old school bus off KSL, he had a plan to turn that bus into money. “Eight of [...]
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Utah Valley Magazine editor answers 5 questions in SheBizUtah video

Utah Valley Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Bennett answered five questions in the most recent SheBizUtah video. SheBizUtah, founded by Provo’s Sherrie Hall Everett, encourages women in business to use video to promote their businesses. [...]
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Elder Wells’ homecoming message focuses on spiritual experiences at Brussels bombing

Elder Mason Wells reported his mission in the Pinecrest Ward on Sunday to a packed chapel of friends from both the Sandy area and the Lone Peak community (where he graduated from high school in 2014). He stood to give his address with his [...]
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10 tips for talking to grieving kids

Death is a tricky topic of discussion among adults, but talking to grieving kids about the death of a loved one can be downright intimidating. But experts say the difficulty of the conversation doesn’t make it any less important. One in 20 [...]
Semidey family feature

Let’s Live Together: Choosing to have 3 generations live under one roof

When sisters Kysliann, Kyneisha and Kyliani Semidey are choosing shoes to pair with an outfit, they don’t just dig through each other’s closets for the perfect match — they head downstairs and raid Mima’s closet, too. “We share shoes, [...]
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7 tools to help you through postpartum depression

Approximately one in seven women in the U.S. experience some form of postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum OCD or postpartum anxiety, which may be more common than PPD. And these mood disorders don’t necessarily only come right after a [...]
When NICU nurse Jada Hansen isn’t caring for tiny infants (including our former cover stars the Gardner quadruplets), she takes care of chickens and cows on her small family farm.

Everybody has a story: Utah Valley Hospital NICU nurse has a flair for care

My Spanish Fork roots run deep. My husband and I both grew up here, and now we live at the edge of town on a beautiful 8-acre farm. After I graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1984, I went to Utah State University on an academic scholarship. [...]
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Adapting plans: Unexpected divorce leads Lindon mother to Turning Point for herself and others

Holly Coutts didn’t get married thinking she would eventually get divorced and raise four young children by herself. However, in 2009, that’s the twist that her storyline took. “I found myself starting over,” she says. “I had these [...]
2016 Cutest Cuties feature

2016 Cutest Cuties winners from Utah Valley

In 2000, we started collecting the valley’s most lovable little ones with our Cutest Cuties contest. Sixteen years later, the valley’s cute game is as strong as ever! Get to know these noteworthy newborns, babies, toddlers and kids over [...]
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21 high schoolers who will change the world

By Jeanette Bennett and Erica Palmer This year’s High School Students Who Will Change The World live in a dream world. If they dream it, others will come to believe it, too. And that’s the best of all worlds. Meet a soon-to-be-world-renowned [...]