07012016
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SPJ awards feature

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 [...]
Mature couple hiking through large boulders

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 [...]
Fiesta Days feature

7 things Dave Oyler wants you to know about Spanish Fork

Dave Oyler grew up in Idaho and never planned on settling down in Spanish Fork. But while he was getting his master’s in public administration at BYU, he got a job as the first official city manager of Spanish Fork — and he and his wife, [...]
Bride and groom figurines standing on two separated slices of wedding cake

Guidance in the storm: Professional advice on handling divorce

(Stock Photo) Scott Card, an attorney and partner at Fillmore Spencer in Provo, has practiced family law for 22 years. He’s navigated divorces for hundreds of clients and understands the challenges families face as they dissolve a marriage. “When [...]
Where are they now feature

Class of 2006: Where are they now?

Compiled by Hunter Lock Since 2001, Utah Valley Magazine has been highlighting high schoolers who will change the world. We caught up with five of the gamechangers featured in 2006 to see what they’ve been up to the past decade. Verdict? They’re [...]
Eric Stauffer (left) is still in the driver’s seat when it comes to family activities,  but his parents Tricia and Brian are emotionally preparing for their last chick to leave the nest. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Flying Together: Spanish Fork’s Brian and Tricia Stauffer are on the road to an empty nest

Eric Stauffer (left) is still in the driver’s seat when it comes to family activities, but his parents Tricia and Brian are emotionally preparing for their last chick to leave the nest. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher) Adventure Bus Siting A fully [...]
Pioneer Park feature

Pioneer activities give Tuesday visitors the Moyle treatment

John Rowe Moyle’s descendents host free pioneer games and experiences on Tuesdays in Alpine. By Erica Palmer Every Tuesday morning through the summer months, three generations of pioneer descendants don their bonnets, petticoats and suspenders [...]
Summer Fun feature

2016 Summer Fun Map to Summer Adventure in Utah Valley

(Click on image to enlarge.) Ditch the compass — this flowchart maps out 40 ideas to get your summer started off with a bang. High Adventure More than 1 million travelers come to southern Utah from all over the world to see one thing — Arches [...]
The Semidey family from Provo has grandma and grandpa living with them, making it a three-generation household. Read their story here.

3 tips for families considering a multigenerational home

The Semidey family from Provo has grandma and grandpa living with them, making it a three-generation household. Read their story here. Dr. Jeremy Cottle, licensed social worker and CEO of Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital, knows that achieving [...]
Semidey family feature

Let’s Live Together: Choosing to have 3 generations live under one roof

Rosiann and Rafael Semidey (center) have never regretted their decision to have Rosiann’s parents, Margie and Reinaldo Rojas (left) move in with them. The Semidey children (right to left), Kysliann, Kyneisha, Kyliani and Kedrick, love it, [...]
Good Thyme feature

Looking for a Good Thyme: Farm-to-table goodness served fresh in modern downtown ambiance

Each trip to Good Thyme serves up a new flavor profile as all the dishes are made with farm-to-table goodness. The Utah Valley Magazine staff hosted a baby shower at this new Provo hot spot. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher) Brothers Stefano and Nic [...]
When NICU nurse Jada Hansen isn’t caring for tiny infants (including our former cover stars the Gardner quadruplets), she takes care of chickens and cows on her small family farm.

Everybody has a story: Utah Valley Hospital NICU nurse has a flair for care

When NICU nurse Jada Hansen isn’t caring for tiny infants (including our former cover stars the Gardner quadruplets), she takes care of chickens and cows on her small family farm. My Spanish Fork roots run deep. My husband and I both grew [...]
Coutts family feature

Adapting plans: Unexpected divorce leads Lindon mother to Turning Point for herself and others

Post-divorce, Holly Coutts and her children (from left to right), Katie, Ashley and Ryan — along with oldest son, Justin, who is currently serving an LDS Church mission in Arizona — have remained optimistic by focusing on the good in life. [...]
2016 Cutest Cuties feature

2016 Cutest Cuties winners from Utah Valley

In 2000, we started collecting the valley’s most lovable little ones with our Cutest Cuties contest. Sixteen years later, the valley’s cute game is as strong as ever! Get to know these noteworthy newborns, babies, toddlers and kids over [...]
Wilson adoption family feature

It’s about love: Eagle Mountain family extends love to adopted sons’ birth moms

Kalina Hudgins (left) placed her baby boy (right) with Melanee and Branden Wilson when he was born six months ago. The Wilsons enjoy open adoptions with all three of their adopted sons — Westen, Kyle and Austen. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher) On [...]
High Schoolers 2016 feature 2

21 high schoolers who will change the world

By Jeanette Bennett and Erica Palmer This year’s High School Students Who Will Change The World live in a dream world. If they dream it, others will come to believe it, too. And that’s the best of all worlds. Meet a soon-to-be-world-renowned [...]
Donny Osmond feature

Here’s Donny! Utah Valley’s most famous face sings through the verses of his 58 years

Donny Osmond is writing a new “verse” with Donny Osmond Home, a line of furniture he is designing with his wife, Debbie. Osmond Designs is carrying the right-priced, durable, trendy line of furnishings. Donny and Debbie have remodeled their [...]
Debbie and Donny Osmond at the Sundance Tree Room at top in 1976 and on the bottom in 2016. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Donny and Debbie Osmond recreate ‘first-kiss photo’ 40 years later

Debbie and Donny Osmond at the Sundance Tree Room at top in 1976 and on the bottom in 2016. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) On Debbie’s 17th birthday, Donny planned an elaborate birthday dinner and scavenger hunt, which began at the Tree Room. [...]
Donny and Debbie Osmond have five sons and eight grandchildren (with only one granddaughter). All five sons graduated from Timpview High School, and Donny has served as a Young Men leader in their LDS ward during much of their growing up years.

Mrs. Donny Osmond

Donny and Debbie Osmond have five sons and eight grandchildren (with only one granddaughter). All five sons graduated from Timpview High School, and Donny has served as a Young Men leader in their LDS ward during much of their growing up years. Debbie [...]