6 cool products made in Utah Valley

Utah Valley is known for its entrepreneurs and creative products. Here are six Utah Valley-made products that we wouldn’t mind having in our closet or on our shelves. 1. Virtual Valentine BYU students Brayden Adams and Rodney Cox were frustrated that most dating apps allowed outdated or doctored profile photos. To get to know their […]

New Year, New You: 14 ways to say goodbye to 2014 issues

Resolutions are solutions. So what’s your problem? Check out 14 ways to say goodbye to the issues of 2014 — and hit 2015 running. #literally 1. Make the Most of Your Money  Money is air, and we need both to thrive. If 2014 left your bank account worse than it found it, take a big breath and deposit […]

Elizabeth Smart teaches UVU students to overcome adversity

Utah native Elizabeth Smart shared how she has risen above and worked through the traumatic experience of her kidnapping 12 years ago during her speech to UVU students and community members. “One thing we all have in common is we all have problems,” Smart said. “When we have struggles in life, we have to make a choice. […]

8 times Elizabeth Smart unexpectedly had UVU audience laughing

Elizabeth Smart had her UVU audience on the edge of their seats with personal details of of being kidnapped at age 14, how she dealt with it, what kept her going and how she escaped. This was all expected based on the widespread awareness of her experience, especially after her book, “My Story,” was published. What wasn’t […]

Made in UV: Sunglasses, suits and more

These seven items were made in Utah Valley’s own backyard. With a wide range of talent, there is no need to shop anywhere else. Brand of Brothers Whether you prefer to protect your eyes from the best snow on earth or a tropical beach, three brothers combine shade with style. Justin, Sean and Jared Bingham founded […]

Let it dance: UVU Ballroom Dance Company holds Christmas concert

UVU’s Ballroom Dance Company is shining brightly both locally and nationally. The team won the Dancing with the Stars College Championship in May of 2010, and they have continued to two-step their way up award charts. The team recently returned from representing UVU on a 10-day tour in China performing for the Youth Dance Festival. […]

Eat like it’s 1621

[pullquote] If you go When: Nov. 20-22, 24 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Thanksgiving Point Cost: $22-$38 Site: thanksgivingpoint.org [/pullquote] There’s a reason it’s called Thanksgiving Point. The Point of the Mountain becomes Plymouth Colony each November in this one-of-a-kind re-enactment. Guests experience this event’s title -— Eat Like a Pilgrim — and dish up alongside […]

TAG’S freshening up the thrift shopping experience in Utah Valley

For students and families on a budget, thrift stores are a popular shopping choice in Utah Valley. The opening of TAG’S thrift store in American Fork has expanded those shoppers’ options. Customers already have the well-known options of Desert Industries and Savers within the area. TAG’S, which opened in September, offers more choices and a pleasant shopping […]

Provo Fashion Week seeks to change Provo’s fashion stereotype

In 2011, GQ Magazine ranked Provo No. 15 in “The 40 Worst Dressed Cities in America.” Provo Fashion Week is working to exonerate that status by gaining recognition for Provo as an outlet for designers and creative minds. “Utah has so many talented fashion designers, but there’s not a lot of opportunities for them to show their […]

Edge Home’s Pumpkin Bash will benefit Utah County Children’s Justice Center

They call it a bash — the Pumpkin Bash — and this party is raising awareness for a worthy cause. Edge Homes has paired with the Utah County Children’s Justice Center (CJC) to host a community event to raise money for the CJC. The center serves children and families that are experiencing abuse and provides a […]

RSL’s Kyle Beckerman shares his journey to the World Cup with UVU students

Kyle Beckerman, a current Real Salt Lake captain and U.S. Men’s National Team member who competed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, shared his journey of how he became the player he is today and achieved his life-long goal of making it to the World Cup with UVU students on Wednesday. Growing up in Maryland, […]

New Améo Essential Oils line launching in Lehi

Zija International, which is best known for a variety of nutritional supplements, is launching Améo Essential Oils line with a quality validation process they claim is unlike any other in the industry for the oils. “We will be able to literally show people the quality of oils that are apart of Améo in a way that is unheard […]

Utah Women’s Show celebrates women

The bi-annual Utah Women’s Show is celebrating women this weekend at the Utah Valley University UCCU Center in Orem. “This is our health and beauty edition so there’s a lot of spas, salons and make-overs in this year’s show,” said Kendall Bennett, one of the show’s producers. “It’s always fun when we have this many health […]