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How we became a dynamic dining duo

Twin sisters own Cravings – Alisha’s Cupcakes and Cravings Bistro in Pleasant Grove. Together, Angie (left) and Alisha won “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network and enjoy serving up happiness to their customers. Twin sisters and restaurant [...]
Campus photos of Classroom Building and Library in front of Mount Timpanogos from a boom truck, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Nathaniel Ray Edwards, UVU Marketing)

75 reasons we love UVU

Campus photos of Classroom Building and Library in front of Mount Timpanogos from a boom truck, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Photo by Nathaniel Ray Edwards, UVU Marketing) For 75 years, UVU has evolved and engaged, transitioned from “the tech” [...]
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Do overs: 5 BYU football games to replay

“What if?” The phrase breaks the hearts of fans everywhere. “What if the quarterback hadn’t overthrown that one deep ball?” “What if we’d stopped them on third-and-8?” Here are the five Cougar “do overs” we’d like to [...]
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Rockwell so totally rocks the ice cream scene

Rockwell makes premium ice cream fresh everyday, with hand-extracted and well-formulated flavors. (Photo by Explore Provo) By Mary Crafts-Homer It seems my restaurant reviews having been getting much more positive as of late. I don’t know [...]
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How I Became Known as ‘The Next John Bytheway’

Hank says, “It’s almost a sin how much I love this woman.” He and Sara are raising “the five best kids on the planet. They are everything to us!” Fast-talking Hank Smith has 17 CDs of his famously funny and gospel-packed messages especially [...]
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How I Earned the Miss Utah Crown

Lauren Wilson’s third Miss Utah competition ended with a crown on her head. Now she’s preparing for the Miss America pageant. Win, lose, win, lose, win, win. Throw in a strict workout regimen and a haircut, and you’ve got a peek into Lauren [...]
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Celebrity lookalikes: 8 locals who are totally twinning with celebrities

These local lookalikes and their celebrity counterparts aren’t related — but their bone structure begs to differ. From NBA ballers to Broadway belters, this year’s collection of lookalikes is totally twinning. JD Mallder and David Cook Hometown: [...]
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Made in UV: A better guitar for travel; Shine bright (or tiny) like an origami stars

By Janessa Broadbent For every issue of Utah Valley Magazine, we recognize five Utah Valley grown products. Grab your wallet — these creative businesses are something you’re going to want. Traveling Tunes On a cold, Provo winter evening [...]
Sherilyn Riboldi and her daughter, Natalia Riboldi, experiment with ingredients and with business strategies as part of Natalia Crafted, their catering company dishing up creativity in Provo. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher/UV Mag)

Made with love: Mother-daughter duo bake up delicious business

Sherilyn Riboldi and her daughter, Natalia Riboldi, experiment with ingredients and with business strategies as part of Natalia Crafted, their catering company dishing up creativity in Provo. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher/UV Mag) By Janessa Broadbent Scents [...]
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7 things Michele Carnesecca wants you to know about American Fork

American Fork is home to Michele Carnesecca’s life story. She attended American Fork Junior High, and in seventh grade heard a name called over the intercom — Chad Carnesecca. “I remember thinking, ‘Carnesecca … now that’s a fun [...]
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Have kids, will date: 7 creative date ideas to keep your post-kids marriage alive

      We’ve learned to get more creative in our definition of a date.     (Photo courtesy of Taylor Ann Photography. Photo on main page by Diana Putnam Photography.) My husband and I were married for three and a half years [...]
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Filling Utah Valley with angels: What local charities need from volunteers and donations

Follow the lead of these angels and find a way to earn your wings at one of these local charities. You can donate your time (clock), money (cash), food (apple), clothes (t-shirt), or other supplies (books). Kids on the Move Kids on the Move [...]
Oteo is a Mexican restaurant located in Lindon. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Oteo is Mexican magic north of the border

Oteo is a Mexican restaurant located in Lindon. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher) By Mary Crafts-Homer Lots of folks call themselves “foodies” nowadays, and Utah Valley is no exception to the national wave of elevated food tastes. However, there [...]
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State of the art: Angela Johnson sculpts Christ’s life in Thanksgiving Point’s Light of the World Garden

“This Is My Beloved Son” is the only non-New Testament depiction in the Light of the World Garden and represents Joseph Smith’s experience known as the First Vision in the LDS faith. The surrounding grove was not created for this sculpture [...]
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Everyone deserves a family: Airport reunion garners 28 million views

Meet the Grover FamilyFront Row: Lauren, 15; Bronson, 8; Jeffrey, 12; Michael, 12; Jacob (represented by the panda cub).Back Row: Brianna, 17; Joshua, 16; Jennifer; James; Emily, 19; Joseph, 16. Reunions are a frequent sight at the Salt Lake [...]
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Salutation to the fun: Brittany Andrews guides yogis at her rule-bending yoga studio

Brittany Andrews bent over backwards to build her budding yoga studio, The Yoga Underground, in Provo. She worked as a yoga instructor and restaurant server for up to 60 hours a week for five years straight — and it paid off. Now that her [...]
Shad Webb grew up in Blanding, but now calls Lehi home along with his two young children. Shad helps local entrepreneurs find homes for their businesses through commercial real estate.

Everybody has a story: Master of the market

Shad Webb grew up in Blanding, but now calls Lehi home along with his two young children. Shad helps local entrepreneurs find homes for their businesses through commercial real estate. Growing up in Blanding, Utah, I spent a lot of time outdoors. [...]
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Where the rubber meets the road: First female UDOT region director gives confidence the green light

Teri Newell is the first female region director in UDOT history — but that’s not her proudest accomplishment. She turns her focus to the men and women she works with, and the city officers and business owners she meets every day on the job. [...]
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Everyone deserves a chance to play: Mapleton’s special needs league is for VIPs

Volunteer peer helpers benefit as much as the athletes they assist. Imagine a baseball game with no rules. No score. And everyone is on the same team. It doesn’t sound like a typical baseball game — and that’s because it’s not. Keri [...]
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Don’t stop believing: Kathleen Lopez overcame abuse and loss to become a wife, mother and CEO

Within just a few decades, Kathleen Lopez escaped an abusive relationship, remarried, supported her family through her husband’s job loss and lost her son to suicide. She relied on her faith and family to survive — and her favorite quote [...]