Angels Among Us: Family-Feeding Fridays

Three friends bring food security to south Utah County through the Utah Food Bank’s Spanish Fork location Every Friday morning since early Covid days in 2020, Spanish Fork’s 100 South has been lined with cars, minivans and SUVs ready to receive food from a team of volunteers distributing pallets of goods from the Utah Food […]

2020 Hindsight

Aren’t we glad it’s in the rearview? While 2021 will inevitably have its own surprises, we reached the finish line of 2020 with increased patience, a broader perspective and a renewed appreciation for “community.”    Here is the story of 2020, told by a lucky 13 people who are peeking confidently through the front window […]

Vascular issues — from blood clots to loss of circulation

There are 20 major arteries in the human body, each with its own network of veins, vessels and capillaries.    It’s a complex system that makes it possible for blood to get to all of the areas of the body. This depth of service makes treating them a complicated — and fascinating — opportunity for […]

Time for Family: For the Beebe police family, Christmas happens when folks can gather

   Like most young newlyweds, Springville High School sweethearts Troy and Teresa Beebe didn’t look far into the future about holidays, family traditions and work schedules as they were creating their future together one day at a time.    They took things as they came and adjusted when necessary. Especially when Troy decided to become […]

Faith, Family and Food

Roberto & Elizabeth Sanchez blend the best of three countries into their holiday season    Christmases now are a far cry from the ones Roberto Sanchez experienced as a child in El Salvador. His father moved to the United States when Roberto was just 4 years old — shortly after Roberto’s uncle was killed. Roberto […]

Creating Culinary Confidence

Lindsey Hargett creates recipe of spreading love of cooking to friends and neighbors    We would all love to live next to Lindsey Hargett. Those in her Pleasant Grove neighborhood know when she cooks something — for a class, a client, a social media post or for fun — she’s going to reach out to […]

Long Haul: Lawrence Wealth Management

3585 North University Avenue, #275, Provo · (801) 420-9100    Welcome to Lawrence Wealth Management. We provide comprehensive wealth management services for every stage of the journey. Our mission is to enhance your life by helping create sound financial strategies. Our goal? To give you confidence in your financial future for years to come.    […]

Long Haul: Sierra West

1344 S. 800 East, #1, Orem  •  (801) 226-6006  •    Sierra-West Jewelers has been a major player in the competitive local jewelry industry for 43 years by offering the best possible products at the best possible prices with the best possible customer service.    It’s as simple as that.    Well, it’s not […]

Long Haul: Lowry Doors

782 North State Street, Orem  · (801) 225-1885 ·    Becoming the No. 1 garage door company in Utah County is not easy. And it doesn’t happen overnight.    For four generations, Lowry Doors has been serving the homes in the valley with a legacy of service. Each new generation at Lowry Doors wants […]

Long Haul: Huish’s

1767 S State St, Orem · (801) 225-1512 ·    In 1936, Bert Huish started selling high-quality patio furniture and awnings to discerning customers throughout Utah Valley. Now, 84 years later, his family continues to lead the way with quality customer service at their Orem shop.     Sann, Jason and Mac Huish are […]

Long Haul: Allred Orchards

Long  2109 North University Avenue, Provo • (801) 377-0748 •    The Allred family’s farming roots start in the 1860s, and then in 1898 the iconic barn on University Avenue in Provo — just west of LaVell Edwards Stadium — was purchased along with surrounding land. The Allreds maintained orchards for decades on what […]

Long Haul: Savory Fund

1557 W Innovation Way Suite 150, Lehi  • (801) 642-3800 •    Andrew and Shauna Smith, alongside Greg Warnock, are the dream team behind the Savory Fund, a $100M private equity fund with notable brands including Mo’Bettahs, R&R Barbeque, The Crack Shack, Via 313 and Swig — with more brands on the horizon. When […]

Angels Among Us: Ralph Clegg Devotes His Life To Keeping Utah County Healthy

Ralph Clegg knows and loves Utah Valley. He was raised on an orchard in the heart of Orem. He spent much of his time growing up outside, working in the fruit trees. Now, he lives in his parents’ old home, still enjoying Orem, even as the population has swelled and orchards have disappeared. Growing up, […]

Life and Death Situations: Utah Valley Hospital

As a designated Level II trauma center, Utah Valley Hospital brings the highest quality care to the sickest of the patients. It might be a car crash. Or maybe an elderly neighbor who slipped and fell, hitting her head. In other, more dramatic situations that hit the news, it might be a gunshot wound, leaving […]

2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change the World

Every graduating senior feels some uncertainty in their future. But the Corona seniors — aka Class of 2020 — had uncertainty thrust on them when they should’ve been at Lagoon Day, prom and marching into their graduation ceremony.     This year’s 22 world-changers found out they wouldn’t be returning to school just one day […]

Susanna Gregory — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Susanna Gregory  Westlake High School Parents Lance & Jena Gregory In her freshman year, Susanna was diagnosed with clinical depression, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Instead of stopping her, she said she got to work and learned to thrive. Future plans Georgetown University in Washington D.C., to major in chemistry and English. I’m […]

Sydney Ward — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Sydney Ward Salem Hills High School Parents Jennie & Evan Ward Sydney is already changing the world by getting students at her school registered to vote so their voices can be heard.  She has also arranged for roundtables with legislators. We vote for Sydney! Future plans Study political science and civic engagement leadership at BYU. […]

Melissa Ogden — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Melissa Ogden  Mountain View High School Parents Heath & Lida Ogden Melissa takes pride in her multiethnic heritage, which has helped her understand that people are more than what they look like — and that various viewpoints strengthen society. Future plans BYU to study music and/or sociology. Motto Treat people the way you would like […]

Richard A. Ottley — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Richard A. Ottley Utah Military Academy – Camp Williams Parents Richard & Jill Ottley Cadet Richard is appropriately dubbed “Captain America” at his high school (which is a military school filled with local “Captain Americas”). O Captain! Our Utah Valley captain. Future plans Earn a degree in engineering at United States Military Academy in West […]

Ramsey Anderson — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Ramsey Anderson  Spanish Fork High School Parents Dawn & Dave Draper Ramsey exemplifies “a rising tide raises all ships.” She works hard to give people in her life a high tide to navigate storms. She is a leader who lifts and a positive force forged from life’s storms. Future plans Serve a mission, Utah State, […]