05242015
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Made in UV: Cross-stitched family portraits, shakes for kids

From the kitchen to the campground, these five fantastic items were locally grown in Utah Valley. Lizzy & Stitch Lizzy Dabcynski-Bean was hanging by a thread in an unfulfilling job when she decided to cut ties and cross over to cross-stitching. [...]
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10 influential LDS books summarized in one sentence each

With hundreds of new books published each year by LDS authors, it’s impossible to keep up with the best in LDS writing. So we’ll make it easy on you: Here are 10 of the most popular LDS books ever, summarized in just a sentence each. 1. Jesus [...]
Utah County mom Alix Adams is drawn to traditional English names, like Charlotte, pictured here. Charlotte was the third most popular baby name in Utah in 2014.

Naming names: Most popular Utah baby names in 2014 are not ‘made up’

We’ve heard it time and time again (and then a few times more): Utahns have a thing for unique baby names. But the most popular names in the state, according to new data from the Social Security Administration, show otherwise. The ever-traditional [...]
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Jimmy & Trina Chapman: Busy family found a spot for everything in Marcy’s Orchard with Woodside Homes

Sponsored Story Trina Chapman is a busy woman. She homeschools her children, so she needs workable space for her two daughters (Lexi, 14, and Liberty, 9) to study. They also take dance almost every day, so she needs convenient access to I-15. [...]
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Second place for the win: Orem police officer works with ‘others-first’ mentality

This is a one of three stories about unsung heroes, with ‘lyrics’ focused on airplane crashes, heart attacks and house fires. We’re also singing the tune of heroes in their own lives. Finally, this hero playlist rounds out with hero [...]
Dr. Greg Hudnall left his job as an associate superintendent with the Provo School District to lead the local fight against teen suicide. Now, he’s the one community, school and religious leaders reach out to for presentations and advice when suicides happen. He has personally responded to more than  25 suicides.

Village voice: Dr. Greg Hudnall speaks out for suicide prevention

By the Numbers 9th – Utah ranks ninth in the nation for suicides among youth ages 10 to 17. 125 – More than 125 Utah schools have Hope Squads — peer-led organizations trained in suicide prevention. 15.5% – The Utah 2013 Sharp Survey [...]
Aspen Summit, a new subdivision in southeast Provo, has spacious townhomes.

SGS and Associates, Inc., announces the grand opening of Aspen Summit in Provo

Sponsored Story Provo — SGS and Associates, Inc., a local family owned company with over 50 years experience developing in Utah Valley, today announced the grand opening of its Aspen Summit community in southeast Provo, where the builder [...]
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Valiant in the valley: Climbing to the rescue

This is a one of three stories about unsung heroes, with ‘lyrics’ focused on airplane crashes, heart attacks and house fires. We’re also singing the tune of heroes in their own lives. Finally, this hero playlist rounds out with hero [...]
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6 ideas for thoughtful teacher presents

School is almost out, but there’s still time to earn an “A” in one elective: gift giving. When thinking about what to give that special teacher in your child’s life, think useful and thoughtful. Although it’s easy to run out a scented [...]
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What LDS apostles love about their mothers

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a family-oriented organization that reverences and treasures the roles of mother and father. Leaders of the Church have repeatedly expressed love and appreciation for the mothers in their [...]
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2015 Cutest Cuties winners from Utah Valley

For 15 years and counting, Utah Valley Magazine has been chronicling all things adorable with the Cutest Cuties contest. This year’s collection is charmed (I’m sure). With 130 entries to go ga-ga over, we turned to three local preschool [...]
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Best of Garden and Flowers: Linden Nursery

The Linden Nursery is, you guessed it, in Lindon, Utah — so why the different spellings? Here’s the story: The city of Lindon is named after a Linden tree that served as a town landmark in the 1900s. But somewhere along the paperwork path [...]
Los Hermanos' fajitas are a customer favorite.

Best of Classic Mexican: Los Hermanos

Thirty years ago, Los Hermanos spiced up downtown Provo. A few years later, ownership transferred to Craig and Lisa Witham and a few years after that, they expanded with a second location in Lindon. In addition to 18 children of their own, [...]
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Best of Cabinets: Magleby Construction

Magleby Construction’s cabinets grace the kitchens of homes in Utah, and the employees are what’s cookin’ in this iconic construction company. Here are three fun facts about the 115 men and women behind Utah County’s No. 1 cabinet company. They [...]
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Sam Jarman named new Alpine School District superintendent

Samuel Y. Jarman was unanimously voted in by the Board of Education as superintendent of Alpine School District today. Previously, Jarman served as assistant superintendent of K-12 Educational Services and Schools since 2012 when Gary Seastrand [...]
The Race for Red 10k, 5k, and 1-mile run was created to help people understand what it takes to prevent heart disease. (Photo courtesy Utah Valley Regional Medical Center)

Weekend best bets (May 8–10)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. [...]
Mountain Point Medical Center is holding an open house for the community on May 1.

Mountain Point Medical Center Hosts Open House and Community Celebration

Sponsored Story If you go When: Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m.–6 p.m. Where: Mountain Point Medical Center, 3000 N. Triumph Blvd. in Lehi Cost: FREE Site: mountainpointmedicalcenter.com After just over a year of construction, Mountain Point [...]
Heirloom tomatoes are one of the plants available at Snuck Farm's first annual plant sale.

New business Snuck Farm announces first annual heirloom plant sale

If you go When: Saturday, May 9 from Where: 504 W. 1100 North in Pleasant Grove, Utah What: Plant sale including heirloom tomatoes and peppers. Site: snuckfarm.com SPONSORED STORY It’s the time of year to prep and plant your garden [...]
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Lone Peak High students celebrate prom second week in a row for student with mental illness

Lone Peak High School students donned gowns and tuxes on April 24 as they celebrated prom at the State Capitol Building. Nothing abnormal. The out-of-the-ordinary part began the next Friday night when more than 200 students dressed up once [...]
Amazing, hand-curated vintage goods from 3 Dotters Vintage are among the unique Mother's Day gift offerings at Beehive Bazaar, which opens Thursday, April 30. (Photo courtesy of Beehive Bazaar)

11 unique Mother’s Day gifts you’ll find at Beehive Bazaar

If you go: When: April 30–May 2 and May 7–9 Thursday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Where: The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo Cost: FREE Site: beehivebazaar.com Mother’s Day is [...]