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Go Fish!: Of all the fish in the local restaurant sea, Tsunami at Traverse Mountain has the best sushi

By Mary Crafts-Homer I’m jumpin’ for joy that one of my favorite Salt Lake restaurants has opened a fourth location in Traverse Mountain! I have long been a fan of Tsunami at its original Sugar House location and find it a good place for [...]

First free 2017 national parks day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The National Parks Service will hold its first free parks entrance day in 2017 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16). “Fee-free days make parks accessible to more people,” the Parks Service writes on its site. In total, there [...]

7 things Wade Christiansen wants you to know about Lehi

Father-of-five and podiatric surgeon Wade Christiansen’s Lehi roots run deep. His mother was the town beautician, his grandfather owned a bussing company on Main Street, and his other grandfather was a Lehi police officer. Wade even remembers [...]

9 post-pool season places to use your Pass of All Passes

If you think the Pass of All Passes is just for getting your family into Seven Peaks during the hot summer months, think again. Passholders can continue to get great value out of their passes by visiting any (or all!) of these nine attractions [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 festive weekend events to celebrate the holidays

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. [...]

12 variations for your 12 days of Christmas countdown

Believe it or not, Christmas is precisely 12 days away. That means that even if your Christmas advent calendar isn’t off to a great start, today is the day to start again — or you can celebrate with 12 special gifts. Welcome to the [...]

5 ways to have fun with your kids when you’re stuck inside

Sure, winter is magical. The snow, the Christmas music, the holiday treats and twinkling lights. What’s not so magical is when you’re stuck inside with a houseful of stir-crazy kids and you’re all on the verge of a catastrophic [...]

The best, the worst and the most underrated Christmas songs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for music. I enjoy hearing Christmas songs on the radio and singing Christmas hymns in church. Some of the best music we have has to do with the holiday season. Unfortunately, it’s produced some of [...]

MVHS alumna Jenn Blosil headlines benefit concert for MVHS stabbing victims

If you go… When: Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Where: MVHS, 665 Center St. in Orem, Utah Cost: $5 pre-sale or $7 at the door for students; $20 pre-sale or $35 at the door for families Site: mvhs.alpineschools.org Jenn Blosil started off [...]

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights continues electrifying display for 24th year

Sponsored Story Spanish Fork Festival of Lights, now in its 24th year of operation, is bigger and better than ever. While the display maintains favorite light fixtures, it is constantly adding more lights for a new experience in the 3/4-mile [...]

UV To Do: December 2016

Events Breakfast with Santa When: Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 9 a.m. Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn Cost: $30–$35 for adults and $25–$30 for children Site: thanksgivingpoint.org Story Time with Santa When: Dec. 5–8 at 5 p.m. Where: [...]

Your Picture-Perfect Winter Wonderland guide to Heber Valley

It’s not holly or jolly to spend more time getting to your destination than enjoying the actual getaway. Here are 14 delightful reasons to head a short 20 minutes up Provo Canyon to Heber City and Midway during the most wonderful time of the [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 local holiday-themed weekend events

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. [...]

Christmas in Color provides Utahns a chance to drive through brightly lit winter wonderland

Who says you have to be cold to enjoy the lights? Christmas in Color, drive-through light experience, is now open in Provo, Utah and Kearns, Utah — which means you enjoy the show while cutting Jack Frost out of the equation. With one million [...]

Dance Valley: From ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to ‘High School Musical,’ Orem is center stage in the dance world

Ashly Costa. Thayne Jasperson. Julianne Hough. Jared Murillo. Jenna Johnson. Jaymz Tuaileva. Cheyenne Murillo. Hefa Tuita. Each of these dancers has two things in common — they trained at Orem’s Center Stage Performing Arts Studio and then [...]

Chelsea’s Boutique empowers women in downtown Provo

Sponsored Story There’s a new shop in town and it is doing more than selling cute, affordable clothing — it is empowering women. Chelsea’s Boutique opened its second location in downtown Provo, Utah in September. While store owner Chelsea [...]

25 years of unforgettable carols

When Deseret Book asked Michael McLean to write new Christmas songs more than a quarter century ago, he was hesitant. “You can’t top ‘Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire’ or Handel’s Messiah,” Michael told the company. “Besides, [...]

Point of Christmas: Thanksgiving Point’s Luminaria is Utah County’s best Christmas pageant ever

For 20 years, Thanksgiving Point has harvested its best for Utah Valley in all seasons. Springtime tulips? Check. Summertime top-quality golf? Fore! Gorgeous fall foliage and family corn-mazery? Guilty. The local icon, founded by Alan and [...]

5 ways to help Mountain View High School stabbing victims

OREM, UTAH  – Mountain View High School expressed gratitude to the community for support following Tuesday’s stabbings and shared events with community members who wanted to continue to support the school, MVHS school administrators [...]

Culinary Comfort: Head pastry chef at Thanksgiving Point sweetens Luminaria

Tenaya Gappmayer grew up in Lake Shore eating delicious food cooked and baked by her mother. When Tenaya turned 20, she moved out of Utah Valley and traveled around the United States. Along the way, she experienced the foods, pastries and dishes [...]