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Made in UV: Mountain shelves and rocky necklaces

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. Shelf life The Wasatch Range always had a special place in their hearts, [...]

Strap puts Springville on the food map

Strap Tank serves up Utah County’s first beer brewery and restaurant in vintage atmosphere. A lot of people have been asking me for a review of Strap Tank in Springville — Utah County’s first beer brewery and restaurant. I attended [...]

Snapshots of the heart: From covers to lovers

Clint Pulver and Kelly Hennessey have both appeared on Utah Valley Magazine covers. They met six months ago and are now inseparable. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst/UV Mag) Utah Valley Magazine readers may recognize these lovers. In 2006, Kelly Hennessey [...]

Snapshots of the heart: With all their hearts

Stephanie Oldroyd stayed by her husband’s side through his drug addiction. “Being together for so long I knew who he really was,” she says. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst/UV Mag) Each morning before he leaves his Saratoga Springs home for work, [...]

I tried it: Writer Kjersten Johnson moves into a local tiny home for a big night

Utah Valley Magazine writer Kjersten Johnson spends a night in an Alpine Tiny Home to experience the minimalist life. I walked toward the tiny home I would be staying the night in, and a 20-week-old yellow Labrador awkwardly galloped over to [...]

I tried it: Writer Greg Bennett adds a dab of color to life through Orem’s SCERA Art Center

The SCERA Art Center offers a variety of art classes including watercolor, pottery and drawing. On a recent Wednesday night, I pretended to be a little bit Winslow Homer and take a beginning watercolor class, taught by Ashley Harvey, the director [...]

Snapshots of the heart: The sound of the heart

Kevin and Mary Buckner started the J. Wesley Foundation as a way of remembering their son and sharing his love of music. Wes played Troy Bolton in Mountain Ridge Junior High’s rendition of “High School Musical” just months before he died. [...]

I tried it: Writer Kjersten Johnson goes under with Dive Utah’s scuba class

The Homestead Crater, a geothermal spring in Midway, is 65 feet deep and 60 feet wide. My breathing sounds like Darth Vader as I descend lower and watch bubbles rise to the surface of the Crater at Homestead Resort in Midway. This Switzerland-inspired [...]

Snapshots of the heart: Not for the faint of heart

High school sweethearts Aaron and Lexi Gonzalez keep their plates full with two companies and their hearts full with four children. Their family began with a high school pregnancy. The Highland couple have been married for 14 years. (Photo [...]

Provo’s connection to Panama — And why this island resort should be on your bucket list

Red Frog Beach provides separate living accommodations, including jungle lodges and four-bedroom villas. Provo’s Palm Marketing has one of the best views in the county. Outside their second story windows, they watch happy couples outside the [...]

5 reasons to put Panama on the bucket list

Red Frog Beach provides separate living accommodations for travelers including this Swiss Family Robinson-esque villa. As part of Utah Valley Magazine’s “I tried it” section, Editor Jeanette Bennett flew down to Red Frog Beach, [...]

Snapshots of the heart: Putting heart into homes

In Greg and Crystal Adamson’s 17 years of marriage, they’ve remodeled more than 30 homes, including their own. They finished the paneling in the background just moments before this photo shoot. It began on an April day in Salt Lake City [...]

Happy Valley Derby Darlins creates supportive place for women to learn to be assertive

The Happy Valley Derby Darlins consists of five teams competing at the Shove Shack in Lindon. (Photo by Aaron Thompson) Happy Valley just got a little happier and a little more rebellious. Utah County has been home to the Happy Valley Derby [...]

Christopher Clark pulls up a chair for his next act: A live performance of life with ALS

Christopher Clark headlines this year’s Fab 40 feature where we seat a cast of the valley’s most fabulous folk. Christopher teaches and directs theater at UVU. I walk past the remodeling contractors in the garage and step over building supplies [...]

Christopher Clark isn’t an ‘off-the-shelf’ director

Christopher Clark continues to direct and teach theater at UVU, although he stepped down as department chair in December. Nearly one year after his ALS diagnosis, Chris now gets around in a motorized wheelchair. (Photo by August Miller, UVU [...]

Behind the scenes: The Fab 40 photoshoot must go on

When we turn on the lights and prepare the cameras for our Fab 40 photoshoot, the action takes place with multiple poses. Our Fab 40 gave us multiple magazine-worthy shots, but we can only print one photo in the magazine. We’ve raised [...]

Fab 40: Raising the curtain on 40 fabulous people in Utah Valley

By Jeanette Bennett and Lindsey Williams Photos by Dave Blackhurst Props by SCERA and the Orem Michaels Awesomeness by the 2017 Batch of Fab Inspired by cover boy Christopher Clark’s fetish for theater, we unveil 40 other fabulous folk [...]

2017 Fab 40: Ang Black

Age: 53 City: Birdseye Casting call Some say Ang is a palm reader, but she prefers the term interpreter. “Every person has their own answers, and I have learned ways to help them find those answers.” Ang is well known for having spot-on [...]

2017 Fab 40: Janis Farnsworth Lindley

Age: 52 City: Orem Casting call This self-proclaimed lifelong learner enables other women to receive an education while pursuing her own degree in human development and family studies. As scholarship chair of the UVU Women’s Success Advisory [...]

2017 Fab 40: Stephen Mongie

Age: 49 City: Provo Casting call Every Thanksgiving, Stephen reflects on the 1991 evening he arrived at a nearly-empty JFK. “Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because I am so grateful to be in this country.” After converting to the LDS [...]