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Lori Ruth has been deaf since age 3, but a cochlear implant changed her life a few years ago. It enabled her to hear her newly born fourth child breathing — something that initially had her thinking Darth Vader was in the room.

Hear and Now: Lori Ruth finds meaning and purpose in her life’s challenges

Lori Ruth has been deaf since age 3, but a cochlear implant changed her life a few years ago. It enabled her to hear her newly born fourth child breathing — something that initially had her thinking Darth Vader was in the room. Pleasant Grove’s [...]
As a member of Utah County law enforcement for almost 16 years, Karalee Tracy is familiar with fear. But give her the choice between a crime scene and photo shoot and she knows where she’ll be. “I’m more afraid of having my photo taken than going into a firefight,” she laughs. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

On patrol: One of Utah County’s few female police officers

As a member of Utah County law enforcement for almost 16 years, Karalee Tracy is familiar with fear. But give her the choice between a crime scene and photo shoot and she knows where she’ll be. “I’m more afraid of having my photo taken [...]
Orem’s Rhonna Farrer is more well-known by her app name — Rhonna Designs. She took her scrapbook layouts and turned them digital, and Instagram hasn’t been the same since. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Creative app-titude: Rhonna Designs

Orem’s Rhonna Farrer is more well-known by her app name — Rhonna Designs. She took her scrapbook layouts and turned them digital, and Instagram hasn’t been the same since. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) If you haven’t heard of the app Rhonna [...]
Magleby’s dishes up its traditional favorites in its artsy Springville location.

Magleby’s serves up summer Community icon dishes up tradition from Springville location

Magleby’s dishes up its traditional favorites in its artsy Springville location. By Mary Crafts-Homer If you’ve wondered what happened to the original Magleby’s restaurant, it is still alive and well, and living on Main Street in Springville. [...]
Renee Tribe grew up as a tomboy in a house full of girls. She liked to skateboard, and most of her friends were boys. It wasn’t until eighth grade that she thought, “I should probably wear a dress — I don’t look so bad in it.” Now, 
Renee is the co-founder of the GULL lacrosse league and the mother of four boys and one girl. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

On the ball: Renee Tribe’s got game on the Utah County lacrosse scene

Renee Tribe grew up as a tomboy in a house full of girls. She liked to skateboard, and most of her friends were boys. It wasn’t until eighth grade that she thought, “I should probably wear a dress — I don’t look so bad in it.” Now,Renee [...]
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Living in the lap of leprosy

Tyler Vigue traveled to India with Rising Star to help serve people with leprosy. (Photo courtesy Tyler Vigue) Leprosy is feared and misunderstood, but Rising Star Outreach executive director Tyler Vigue is passionate about changing that. In [...]
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In good hands: The sole female general surgeon in Utah County

Dr. Jennifer Tittensor is the only female general surgeon in Utah County. Statistically speaking, Utah is behind the curve when it comes to female physicians. According to a 2012 report from The Utah Medical Education Council, 21 percent of [...]
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Made in UV: Princess aprons, planners and more

These six items were made in Utah Valley’s own backyard. With a wide range of talent, there is no need to shop anywhere else. Fit for a Queen Provo’s Liz Saenz created a multitasking mom’s dream when she started stitching up Queen [...]
A replica of Noah's Ark is part of the Discovery Garden at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Curious Business: 4 lessons you’ll be dying to learn at the Museum of Natural Curiosity

A replica of Noah’s Ark is part of the Discovery Garden at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo by Rebecca Lane) After 20 months of construction, the highly-anticipated Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving [...]
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Moms the word: Cindy Clark

“Courtney (C. Jane Kendrick) is a breath of fresh air. We don’t always have the same philosophy on issues, but I love to learn about how she arrived at her opinion,” Cindy says. Cindy Clark went back to BYU when she was pregnant with her [...]
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‘Knot at the end of the rope’: Developmental Center puts the ‘sweet’ in home for intellectually disabled

Guy Thompson is the superintendent at the Developmental Center in American Fork. But his favorite title is “friend” to residents such as Ann, Troy and Nathan. Activities for the intellectually challenged adults include growing plants in [...]
Spanish Fork celebrates all-American traditions at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days.

No siestas at this fiesta

Spanish Fork celebrates all-American traditions at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days. In Utah County, the summer menu serves up city festivals almost every week. From Provo’s Freedom Days to Payson’s Golden Onion Days, cities share their history [...]
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Mom’s the word: Phyllis Bestor

Phyllis and Rollie Bestor raised four talented children, including (from left) John (an FBI agent who passed away in 2012), Carrie (serving as wife to the mission president in Australia), Kurt (composer and perfomer) and Jill (educator and Rexburg [...]
Utah favorite Michael Martin Murphey performs at Orem’s SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on July 21, along with 12-year-old Lexi Walker. Michael strums coast to coast, including headlining an event at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City last fall.

Wildfire and Ice: Michael Martin Murphey at the SCERA

Utah favorite Michael Martin Murphey performs at Orem’s SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on July 21, along with 12-year-old Lexi Walker. Michael strums coast to coast, including headlining an event at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City [...]
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‘Days for Girls’ keeps Africans in class during periods

With the help of Days for Girls, more girls in Mali are able to attend school while on their periods. (Photo courtesy Days for Girls) Ann Lewis is no small-town girl. She has lived in Africa and traveled internationally on her own and with her [...]
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Moms the word: Lynette Loveland

Lynnette Loveland has 17 grandchildren. Her four adult children all live within 10 minutes of her Alpine home. They are all entrepreneurs, with business credits including Blue Lemon, ModBod, Costa Vida and Xactware. Lynnette Loveland’s name, [...]
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Best of UV Entertainment and Professional Services

Hobble Creek won the Best Golf Course in Utah Valley award. The music is jamming and the keyboards are tapping with the most recent “Best Of” categories for this issue: Entertainment and Professional Services. Our readers took a walk on [...]
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Speaker on the House: ‘Utah’s Iron Lady’ Becky Lockhart

From Becky Lockhart’s view as Speaker of the House of Representatives, she can glance up and see a painting of the first woman to vote in Utah. As she gave Utah Valley Magazine a tour of her office and the Capitol, she pointed out the symbolism [...]
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Cartoon: United we stand

Step right up, ladies and gentlepeople. Utah Valley has a booth for you. Whether you are thirsty, patriotic, laughable or just plain ready to listen, take a stand — because this land is your land.   Darrell Anderson & Shawn Lucas Lindon [...]
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UV Rays: Electrified!

Mild pastels marched in with spring, and now the valley is lighting up with a new style of rainbow — neon.  This electrifying color palette is more than an atomic number on the periodic table of elements. Neon is a wardrobe trend as well [...]