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Kevin Green directs admissions for BYU’s 96 graduate studies programs and practices therapy on the side. He and his wife have three daughters and a son and live in Eagle Mountain.

Green with wisdom: Ph.D., therapist and music-lover Kevin Green grows people

Kevin Green directs admissions for BYU’s 96 graduate studies programs and practices therapy on the side. He and his wife have three daughters and a son and live in Eagle Mountain. My dad used to say, “It doesn’t matter the gift; it doesn’t [...]
Burrata with grilled bread is a must-order at the counter-service Italian restaurant started by the original Cafe Rio creators.

Go Wild in American Fork: Wild Zucchini serves up fresh Italian over the counter

Burrata with grilled bread is a must-order at the counter-service Italian restaurant started by the original Cafe Rio creators. By Mary Crafts-Homer Another locally-owned restaurant has entered the food scene in American Fork: The Wild Zucchini. [...]
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A good egg: Thanksgiving Point holds Easter Eggstreme event

Thanksgiving Point Thanksgiving Point’s Easter Eggstreme charges more for children ($12) than adults ($7). But the extra cents make sense because this upside-down pricing structure has happy kids putting all their colorful eggs in one basket. [...]
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HGUV: Insider tips on building, buying or remodeling a home

Love a little HGTV? Consider this the Utah County equivalent. We’ve got it all — property virgins, house hunters and radical remodelers. Read our Q&A to learn their take on building, buying and remodeling. The Property Virgins  Steve [...]
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Cool Products Made in UV

Utah Valley is full of creative inventors and writers. Here are some products made right in our backyard: [...]
Brent and Mona Brown are surrounded by history in their Provo living room. The couple  also has a sizable collection of authentic Coca-Cola memorabilia. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

House of history: Brent Brown’s home brings the past to the present in style

Brent and Mona Brown are surrounded by history in their Provo living room. The couple also has a sizable collection of authentic Coca-Cola memorabilia. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) Most people would guess that the garage would be the most impressive [...]
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Bits and Pieces of Utah Valley: Parks & Recreation

Strike up the band because it’s time to March into spring. Utah Valley is blooming with American Idol hopefuls, an active arts community, creative bloggers and coaches who step up to the plate. Pack your picnic lunch and zip up your jacket [...]
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Return with interest: Avoid 7 mistakes to make solid investment in real estate

The professionals at BuyPD in American Fork help investors around the country earn money in real estate. Here the company gives seven mistakes to avoid when it comes to getting realty returns. Mistake #1: Paying market rate Experienced investors [...]
While Cubby James’ restaurant is a popular lunch spot, he eats breakfast foods twice a day in his home kitchen. He plans to start serving breakfast and cold pressed juices at Cubby’s in the future. (Photo by Leah Aldous)

Café Cubby: Restaurateur Cubby James shows us what’s cookin’ in his Alpine kitchen

While Cubby James’ restaurant is a popular lunch spot, he eats breakfast foods twice a day in his home kitchen. He plans to start serving breakfast and cold pressed juices at Cubby’s in the future. (Photo by Leah Aldous) Cubby James’ [...]
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Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn: Stigmas, crying in 4th grade, Utah Valley dining

Neon Trees invited Utah Valley Magazine to spend the day with them in L.A. as they performed at the TeenNick Halo Awards in late 2012. The band is based in Provo and the four musicians all served missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day [...]
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Big Guy, Little Guy, Big Fun

On March 24, Big Guy Little Guy will be themed “Space Adventures” and include guest appearances by the 501st Legion from Star Wars. For more than 10 years, the Provo Library has hosted Big Guy Little Guy to help kids learn, have fun and [...]
Lesa’s go-to tip for brightening up a great room?  “A few new pillows or new artwork are small changes that can have a big impact,” she says. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

The Bright Track: Furniture expert takes a walk on the light side

Lesa’s go-to tip for brightening up a great room? “A few new pillows or new artwork are small changes that can have a big impact,” she says. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) Lesa Swenson’s father, Vaud, owns Vaud Hanks and Sons furniture store [...]
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Social butterflies: 3 digital big-talkers weigh in on Twitter vs. Facebook vs. Instagram

Greg Wrubell A case for Twitter Greg Wrubell, Cedar Hills @gregwrubell 17,700 followers Why does Twitter work for you? Twitter is the perfect medium for the kinds of things I like to share with my audience, which is primarily composed of BYU [...]
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Epic Tech: Provo mayor keeps residents updated with his blog

Provo Mayor John Curtis is an open book blog. At provomayor.com, he gives on-the-record insight into life as a crazy-sock-wearing public figure. In May 2009 when the race to replace 12-year mayor Lewis Billings was heating up, John Curtis had [...]
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Utah Valley events calendar for March and April 2014

The Krishna Temple Color Festival is on March 29-30 at 11 a.m. in Spanish Fork this year. (Photo courtesy Spanish Fork Krishna Temple) There is always a variety of activities going on in Utah Valley. From sports games to concerts and beyond, [...]
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Best Docs & Dentists in Utah Valley

For Halloween in 2013, Dr. Doman (center) dressed up as a cheerleader for himself. Go Dr. Doman! (Photo courtesy of Doman Dental) Our stethoscope is out and we’ve heard the beating of your hearts as thousands of readers voted for the Best [...]
From left to right, Darcie Warren, Eden Walker and Michelle McCullough. (Photo by Instudio/Kenneth Linge)

Behind-the-scenes pics with the Fab 40

For each issue of Utah Valley Magazine, we take hundreds of photos that go unseen. Here are a handful of pics taken by Kenneth Linge that didn’t make it into the pages of our March/April issue, featuring our Fab 40. [...]
From left to right, Lindsey Shores, Chris Crabb and Tonia Doussett. (Photo by Instudio/Kenneth Linge)

Extra! Fab 40 paint their perfect day and take a swipe at boredom

As part of our “Paint the Town” theme for this year’s Fab 40, we asked our featured folk a handful of paint-related questions for the magazine. Two questions that didn’t make it onto the glossy pages are ” Paint [...]
Taylor from our Fab 40 starts his day with a green smoothie. (Stock Photo)

Taylor’s green smoothie recipe

Taylor Olyroyd, from our Fab 40, starts his day with a green smoothie. (Stock Photo) In our Fab 40 shoot, we asked Taylor Oldroyd (CEO of Utah County Association of Realtors) to paint a picture of his everyday life. Taylor focuses on healthy [...]
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Fab 40: Paint the town

By Jeanette Bennett, Kat Nash, Amy McDonald & Greg Bennett Meet 40 of Utah Valley’s most fabulous folk who have added color to the community with their strokes of genius. The layers of paint beneath their success just add to their picture-perfect [...]