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A replica of Noah's Ark is part of the Discovery Garden at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Curious Business: 4 lessons you’ll be dying to learn at the Museum of Natural Curiosity

A replica of Noah’s Ark is part of the Discovery Garden at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo by Rebecca Lane) After 20 months of construction, the highly-anticipated Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving [...]
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Moms the word: Cindy Clark

“Courtney (C. Jane Kendrick) is a breath of fresh air. We don’t always have the same philosophy on issues, but I love to learn about how she arrived at her opinion,” Cindy says. Cindy Clark went back to BYU when she was pregnant with her [...]
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‘Knot at the end of the rope’: Developmental Center puts the ‘sweet’ in home for intellectually disabled

Guy Thompson is the superintendent at the Developmental Center in American Fork. But his favorite title is “friend” to residents such as Ann, Troy and Nathan. Activities for the intellectually challenged adults include growing plants in [...]
Spanish Fork celebrates all-American traditions at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days.

No siestas at this fiesta

Spanish Fork celebrates all-American traditions at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days. In Utah County, the summer menu serves up city festivals almost every week. From Provo’s Freedom Days to Payson’s Golden Onion Days, cities share their history [...]
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Mom’s the word: Phyllis Bestor

Phyllis and Rollie Bestor raised four talented children, including (from left) John (an FBI agent who passed away in 2012), Carrie (serving as wife to the mission president in Australia), Kurt (composer and perfomer) and Jill (educator and Rexburg [...]
Utah favorite Michael Martin Murphey performs at Orem’s SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on July 21, along with 12-year-old Lexi Walker. Michael strums coast to coast, including headlining an event at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City last fall.

Wildfire and Ice: Michael Martin Murphey at the SCERA

Utah favorite Michael Martin Murphey performs at Orem’s SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on July 21, along with 12-year-old Lexi Walker. Michael strums coast to coast, including headlining an event at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City [...]
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‘Days for Girls’ keeps Africans in class during periods

With the help of Days for Girls, more girls in Mali are able to attend school while on their periods. (Photo courtesy Days for Girls) Ann Lewis is no small-town girl. She has lived in Africa and traveled internationally on her own and with her [...]
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Moms the word: Lynette Loveland

Lynnette Loveland has 17 grandchildren. Her four adult children all live within 10 minutes of her Alpine home. They are all entrepreneurs, with business credits including Blue Lemon, ModBod, Costa Vida and Xactware. Lynnette Loveland’s name, [...]
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Best of UV Entertainment and Professional Services

Hobble Creek won the Best Golf Course in Utah Valley award. The music is jamming and the keyboards are tapping with the most recent “Best Of” categories for this issue: Entertainment and Professional Services. Our readers took a walk on [...]
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Speaker on the House: ‘Utah’s Iron Lady’ Becky Lockhart

From Becky Lockhart’s view as Speaker of the House of Representatives, she can glance up and see a painting of the first woman to vote in Utah. As she gave Utah Valley Magazine a tour of her office and the Capitol, she pointed out the symbolism [...]
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Cartoon: United we stand

Step right up, ladies and gentlepeople. Utah Valley has a booth for you. Whether you are thirsty, patriotic, laughable or just plain ready to listen, take a stand — because this land is your land.   Darrell Anderson & Shawn Lucas Lindon [...]
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UV Rays: Electrified!

Mild pastels marched in with spring, and now the valley is lighting up with a new style of rainbow — neon.  This electrifying color palette is more than an atomic number on the periodic table of elements. Neon is a wardrobe trend as well [...]
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Products Made in UV

These products were locally grown in Utah Valley. [...]
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Welcome back class of 2004!

Turn up the OutKast and put on your Von Dutch trucker cap — we’ve welcomed back our high schoolers from 10 years ago to this ink-on-paper reunion. Let’s check in with these students we labeled “world-changers” a decade ago. Tyler Smith [...]
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Cutest Cuties

Thanks to our booming birth rate, Utah Valley is the unofficial capital of cute. And we’ve been chronicling this cuteness for 14 years and counting. This year’s collection of darling does not disappoint, from twinkling toddler eyes to sweet [...]
Chiropractor Joel Templeton lost his father at a young age and now focuses on healthy living so he can be active with his five children.

Clean Bill of Health: Cedar Hills chiropractor and football coach adjusts more than spines

Chiropractor Joel Templeton lost his father at a young age and now focuses on healthy living so he can be active with his five children. Whether it’s making a green smoothie or coaching his son’s football team, Cedar Hills dad Joel Templeton [...]
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Pool pro: Cathy Smits is the authority on all things aquatic in Provo

Cathy works in Provo but lives in Lehi with her husband and four children. It’s not summer until you’ve taken a dip in a swimming pool — and one of the best local places to get wet is the new Provo Recreation Center. Cathy Smits, aquatics [...]
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Tony winner Audra McDonald says Broadway has its eyes on Utah

Audra McDonald won her sixth Tony Award on Sunday making her the most decorated actress in the event’s history. This photo was taken for Utah Valley Magazine in Orem. Audra wore the yellow dress during her run at the Orem Hale Center Theater’s [...]
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Summer Unplugged: 50 local summer activities

These 50 summer fun ideas will get the kids off the couch and into the action while banishing “I’m bored” from your family’s vocabulary. We’ll take you from May to August with weekday wins and weekend wonders — no batteries required. 1. [...]
City celebrations get off to a good “art” with Springville’s celebration June 7-14. One of the many events is a rodeo.

Fine Art in a Fine City

City celebrations get off to a good “art” with Springville’s celebration June 7-14. One of the many events is a rodeo. Festival season in Utah Valley is a full-out celebration — from art to finish. Kicking off in south Utah County, Springville [...]