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It Takes a Village: The Spanish Fork community rallied around the Naulu family as their daughter fought to live

When local residents heard the Naulu’s story, they gave donations, words of comfort, food and even art to express their support. An anonymous artist drew this portrait of Auni Naulu and left it on their doorstep. Caitlin and Dallin’s 21-month-old [...]
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The A cappella Bellas: Janae Klumpp and her noteworthy sisters earn real estate on center stage

Janae Klumpp, an alto in the Noteworthy a cappella group, likes to watch Michael Bublé’s live performances for stage performance tips. “He is crazy on stage, and he owns it,” Janae says. “He shows me that confidence is key.” (Photo [...]
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A Grand Life for Singing: Provo’s Paula is one of 400 voices that celebrate faith and music in MoTab

Paula Williams always considered herself a second alto, having grown up singing along to Karen Carpenter. But an a cappella audition revealed that she was a soprano, and she has been singing the high notes ever since. Paula is a soprano in the [...]
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We Are Family: The Parkers have been fighting cancer together — and winning

Heidi Parker’s family stepped up and leaned in when she was diagnosed with cancer and involved in a car accident within weeks. Her children (left to right) Kate, Bryant, Preston and Patch took care of the house so Heidi’s husband, Don, far [...]
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If walls could speak: What makes up the Provo City Center Temple walls

The Provo City Center Temple walls have been through a lot as the ashes left from the burnt down Provo Tabernacle have been transformed to a temple over the past five years. With two levels below ground and two levels above ground, architects [...]
Amara Day Spa’s medical professionals, left to right: Whitney Walker, RN, BSN; Melissa Wroblewski, NP; Amie Leany, Medical Coordinator; Kimberly Mortenson, NP.

Medical Day Spa: Amara Day Spa Salon & Boutique

Amara Day Spa’s medical professionals, left to right: Whitney Walker, RN, BSN; Melissa Wroblewski, NP; Amie Leany, Medical Coordinator; Kimberly Mortenson, NP. Amara Day Spa Salon & Boutique 870 N 980 W, Orem (801) 226-2300 amaradayspa.com Sponsored [...]
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A (second) home, sweet home: What to look for when buying a home in St. George

(Photo courtesy Perry Homes) One challenge with visiting St. George in February is finding a quality place to stay for a reasonable price. Between the Parade of Homes, golf trips and youth sports tournaments, rooms fill fast. (We see you nodding [...]
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5 Reasons to Come, Come Ye to Saint George: Utah’s Dixie is a winter wonderland — minus the winter

Ancestor Square is a revitalized area of downtown St. George that includes more shopping options — as well as restaurants and art galleries. (Photo by Dave Becker) Many birds — at the first sign of cooler weather and shorter days — migrate [...]
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Provo Tabernacle was originally designed in Victorian Gothic style.
The bricks on the Provo City Center Temple are the original bricks from the Provo Tabernacle.
The Angel Moroni now stands on the central tower that was removed in 1917 due to structural problems. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Not forgotten in the flames: Found in the ashes of the Provo Tabernacle

Temple’s Architectural Digest-Provo Tabernacle was originally designed in Victorian Gothic style.-The bricks on the Provo City Center Temple are the original bricks from the Provo Tabernacle.-The Angel Moroni now stands on the central tower [...]
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Mr. Band Man: Rock-n-roller turned American Fork band teacher retires after 30 years

When the principal of American Fork High School interviewed John for the band director position in 1986, he barely asked about music or qualifications. “I was heavily involved in Boy Scouts and was wearing my Wood Badge pin on my lapel. Little [...]
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Come cancer or pregnancy: Life, death and doctors battle for woman diagnosed with cancer in her second trimester

Stephanie Partridge (left) was pregnant with baby boy number five when she was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer. Dr. Jennifer Tittensor is one of the many doctors who kept Stephanie and her baby alive. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher) Stephanie [...]
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James the Mormon, not the rapper: Religion and rap converge with local musician James Curran

When James Curran returned from his Russian-speaking mission to Everett, Washington, he wasn’t sure what role music would play in his life. But he knew one thing: “I decided there would not be a soul who doesn’t know I’m [...]
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de Azevedo’s 10 months of tears: Lex didn’t start the Provo Tabernacle fire

The Provo Tabernacle fire began around 2:43 a.m. on a snowy December evening in 2010. (Photo courtesy LDS Church) Musical legend Lex de Azevedo shed tears 10 months apart — both about the Provo Tabernacle. On Dec. 16, 2010, Lex and his performers [...]
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The Riot Act: Mindy Gledhill starts second verse of her career with synth pop sound

The debut Hive Riot album includes “Her Elegy,” a song written about Dustin Gledhill’s grandmother. The thoughtful synth pop piece even includes an audio clip of her telling a ghost story in 1984 to Dustin — who is wearing her glasses [...]
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Person of the Year: The Gardner Quad Squad

Ashley Gardner lost 20 pounds in the first trimester of carrying her quadruplets. By the girls’ birthday at 29 weeks and four days, she had only gained 37 pounds. “I thought the babies were trying to kill me,” she says. “I had vertigo. [...]
Ashley Gardner feeds her quads with the help of Utah Valley Magazine Editor Jeanette Bennett.

A Day in the Life of a Photo Shoot with Quads

Tyson and Ashley Gardner brought their nearly-1-year-old quads to Utah Valley Magazine for a photo shoot, and then invited editor Jeanette Bennett to spend a Friday evening helping with their busy baby routine. Walk through 30 photos of the [...]
Matt Holland is the president of Utah Valley University.

2016 Person of the Year: The Short List

As Utah Valley Magazine kicks off 2016, we’ve launched a new annual feature: Person of the Year! Although we chose the Gardner family with their double set of identical twins as our inaugural recipients, we also had a “short list” of other [...]
Sundance Resort reopened its new ZipTour in December for scenic winter views. (Photo courtesy Sundance Resort)

Sundance opens ZipTour for winter sliding in style

Sundance Resort reopened its new ZipTour in December for scenic winter views. (Photo courtesy Sundance Resort) You don’t need tubes, skis or snowboards to see the mountains at wintertime. Sundance Resort has reopened its new ZipTour for a [...]
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2015 Utah Valley Magazine covers: A year in review

Six times a year Utah Valley Magazine searches Utah Valley so we can share the stories of all the incredible people who live here. This year, Utah Valley Magazine featured BYUtv’s hit sketch comedy “Studio C,” Olympian Noelle [...]
Orem’s Lori Weiss is a hockey-puck wielding grandma. She practices with the Provo Blades hockey team at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo. “It’s great exercise and fun to be part of a team,” she says.

Everybody has a story: Harmony and hockey

Orem’s Lori Weiss is a hockey-puck wielding grandma. She practices with the Provo Blades hockey team at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo. “It’s great exercise and fun to be part of a team,” she says. With a life story told by high notes [...]