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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 [...]
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Everyone deserves an angel: Musana provides impoverished women a place to work

Melissa Sevy and Linden Baker employ women around the world and teach them to be self-sustainable as part of Musana Jewelry. Over 8,000 miles away in the town of Lugazi is a workshop of women creating indigenous jewelry and earning money to [...]
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The Queen of Clean: Vicki Winterton encourages organizing for progress, not perfection

Vicki Winterton was a brand-new empty nester when advice from a guest star on “Oprah” hit home. “This career professional said, ‘Do something with your life that allows you to enjoy every day.’ When I thought about what I enjoy doing, [...]
Before her interview with Utah Valley Magazine, Vicki says she fine-tuned her spaces. She knows that areas that were once organized will get jumbled with daily living. But having a system that works ensures that it doesn’t take her long to get back to organization she craves. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Tidy Tips from professional organize Vicki Winterton

Before her interview with Utah Valley Magazine, Vicki says she fine-tuned her spaces. She knows that areas that were once organized will get jumbled with daily living. But having a system that works ensures that it doesn’t take her long to [...]
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Adoption: Two families, twice the love

(Stock Photo) When a couple adopts, they’re not just opening their hearts and homes to welcome one new family member. Birth parents and their families often become a part of the new family equation. Lauren Andrews, a social services worker [...]
Kalani and Timberly Sitake met at a Sub for Santa dance at BYU, and now they are raising Skye (12), Sadie (9) and KK (5) in the town Kalani considers home. “I remember driving down I-15 when I was younger and knowing where we were by how the air smelled,” Kalani says. “Even with my eyes closed, I could tell if we were passing Geneva or if we were close to the Point of the Mountain. I love this valley.”  (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Rise and route: Fan-Player-Coach journey leads Kalani and Timberly Sitake to first-and-10

Kalani and Timberly Sitake met at a Sub for Santa dance at BYU, and now they are raising Skye (12), Sadie (9) and KK (5) in the town Kalani considers home. “I remember driving down I-15 when I was younger and knowing where we were by how the [...]
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Utah Valley Magazine continues streak as best Utah magazine; UtahValley360 earns 7 SPJ awards

Besides taking first and third for best magazine in 2015, Bennett Communications also swept the best cover category with Utah Valley BusinessQ (1st), Utah Valley Magazine (2nd) and Utah Valley Bride (3rd). (Photo by Rebecca Lane) Utah Valley [...]
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Made in UV: Survival kit shoe laces; summer style

By Erica Palmer The talent and creativity of Utah County residents is limitless. Here are five locally founded and created businesses that brighten Utah Valley. Feet-ure Every hiker faces the dilemma of being prepared vs. packing light, and [...]
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Nest-egg planning: An empty house means it’s time to get serious about retirement planning

(Stock Photo) Children are rewarding, loving and costly. So, when they start to leave, it’s a good time to start seriously considering retirement and financial planning. “Usually, starting at about 45 and especially by age 50, people should [...]