Surround Sound: What to Expect when Wiring your Home for the 21st Century

staff, Most new home floor plans call for large entertaining rooms, spacious kitchens, inviting backyards and comfortable home offices. Home is where we work, socialize and exercise. And many homeowners no longer want to venture into the cruel, cold world to find entertainment. More and more Utah County residents are bypassing movie theaters and […]

2001 Readers’ Choice Winners

staff, In the premiere issue of Utah Valley Magazine we asked our readers to tell us their favorite restaurants, places for a date, radio stations and golf courses, among other things. Hundreds of our readers responded, and we are listing the results here. RESTAURANTS 1st place, Macaroni Grill 4801 N. University Ave., Provo 2nd […]

6 Tips for Finding a Good Doctor

Mark Fotheringham, Utah Medical Association, The vast majority of physicians and other health care providers are ethical, compassionate and have only the best interests of their patients in mind. So, even if you select a doctor at random, the odds are good that you will find a competent, caring doctor. However, when dealing with […]

2000-2001 Ski Guide

staff, Alta General information: 801-359-1078 Events Dec. 24, Dec. 31 On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, weather permitting, Alta has a torchlight parade which follows the main cat track from Watsons Cafe to the base of the mountain. Visitors wishing to participate in the parade should wear old clothes, bring goggles, leave […]

When bald Isn’t Beautiful

One of America’s top hair restoration experts is Utah resident.
“Going bald is not easy … [Hair restoration] has made hair a non-issue in my business life.”
— Prominent Utah Valley businessman on his decision to take action on his thinning hair

Parade of Lights

staff, Cottonwood Lane area Spanish Fork golf course Spanish Fork Festival of Lights Thanksgiving Point Shops at Riverwoods 1507 North 1450 East, Provo 2822 Rolling Knolls Drive, Provo 1426 East 800 North, Orem 534 East 4020 North, Provo 13403 North Alpine Cove Drive, Alpine 4078 Quailridge Drive, Provo 944 North 1200 West, Orem 1692 […]

FiddleSticks Offers Christmas CD

staff, When it begins to look a lot like Christmas, it also begins to sound like the holidays. And seasonal music lovers will enjoy a new approach to traditional favorites. FiddleSticks, a family band based in Orem, is releasing its third CD, titled “Christmas Cold Fusion,” on Nov. 10 at a CD release party […]

MOA Adds Two Paintings

staff, The BYU Museum of Art has received two stellar new additions to its American collection as a generous gift from museum donors, Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley. The two paintings, a 1901 portrait by John Singer Sargent and an academic piece painted for the 1892 Paris Salon by Daniel Ridgway Knight, are on […]

Letters to the Editor

Premiere Issue Thanks for the premiere issue. It’s an ambitious project, and the first number is impressive.  You’ve made me want to go check out Karen Ashton’s Gardens … great photography. Mark Davis Orem Bravo!! Congratulations on a job well done. I was just thinking Utah Valley needed its own magazine — you’ve got well-written […]

How to Pick a Good Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Berg, Making the choice to undergo surgery is an important one, and when you decide it’s for you, you are putting your confidence into a doctor’s skilled hands. You trust that he will be able to reverse the effects of gravity, time, children and your job and, most importantly, restore your self-esteem. […]

Big Hearts Build Hirsche Smiles

staff, The Utah Valley community has rallied around Dr. Blayne L. Hirsche and his big heart, says Tom Eastmond, coordinator for the Hirsche Smiles Foundation. Since 1993, Dr. Hirsche and volunteer participants have restored health and hope to thousands through their medical/humanitarian trips to Mexico and Guatemala. “It’s really amazing how the community is […]

12 Great Neighborhoods in Utah Valley

It’s no secret that Utah Valley has consistently rated among the best places to live in the United States, but where are the best places to live … within the best place to live?