Band of Brothers: Buttons mean business for these kidtrepreneurs

August, Nolan and Jonah Sheen are the boys and the brains behind Sheen Boys’ Buttons. Their business began when their mother Amelia told them how she made pinback buttons in her middle school art class. They wanted to try it for themselves. After designing the buttons on the computer, they printed them, cut with a […]

GENTRI dedicates song to The Younique Foundation to empower sexual assault survivors

GENTRI is empowering survivors of childhood sexual assault in a new music video. “Believe” is one of the original songs on the Utah-based group’s new eight-song album, “Prologue.” And the purpose behind the music video isn’t promotional — it’s to empower women who were sexually abused in their childhood. “For survivors of abuse, their search […]

Latter-day Saints shift #LightTheWorld campaign for 2018 holiday season

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it is once again inviting everyone to “Light the World” this holiday season through service, but this year the program is organized a little differently. Instead of following a 25-day advent calendar throughout December, the 2018 “Light the World” campaign breaks December into four weeks and suggests focusing […]

Simple design tips to fancy up your pie crust

Beyond the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, the signature dish for a Thanksgiving meal comes with dessert — pie. And a small detail added to a plain pie crust is the “cherry on top” when it comes to the pie world. Mary Elizabeth Hammond, owner of Love Cake Bake in Provo, shared with two simple ways […]

Utah-Tube: Jon Schmidt showcases his childhood dream in ‘Million Dreams’ music video

A young pianist had “a million dreams” that became a reality — and not just in this music video. The Piano Guys pianist, Jon Schmidt, shared his dreams of becoming a professional pianist in a new music video. Covering “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman,” a young Schmidt, played by 14-year-old pianist Milo Allman, sweeps […]

Latter-day Saints adjusting missionary recommendation process beginning in January

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is changing the recommendation process for young missionary applicants, the Church announced Friday morning. Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, all young men and women in the United States and Canada will use the same online application form to apply for missionary service, whether it be a proselyting […]

Updated 2018 Utah County election results

Utah County released about 17,000 more votes Friday morning. This was the first round of results released since Tuesday night. While most of the results were similar to Tuesday night’s results, some races fluctuated. The U.S. House of Representatives District 4 race between Democrat candidate Ben McAdams and Republican candidate Mia Love is separated by less […]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

Say goodbye to October — November is taking center stage. Luckily, Utah Valley still has a variety of weekend events as the county prepares for the next holiday. Don’t let sweater weather keep you indoors this week, especially with these events going on around town. UCCU Crosstown Clash: BYU vs. UVU men’s basketball Blue clashes […]

Latter-day Saints adjust dedication dates for Rome Italy Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adjusted the dedication dates for the Rome Italy Temple, the First Presidency announced in a letter Wednesday. Instead of the dedication taking place from March 10, 2019 through March 17, 2019, the Rome Italy Temple will be formally dedicated March 10, 2019 through March 12, 2019. The […]

2018 Utah County election results: Romney headed to U.S. Senate

Though final election results won’t be available for weeks, a few election races wrapped up following Election Day. Most notably, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney secured the U.S. senate seat which will be available in January after Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch retires. With more than 40 years of service in the Senate, Hatch is […]

Latter-day Saint father-daughter duo performs ‘Meant to Be’ on ‘Ellen’

Claire and Dave Crosby are meant to be on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The father-daughter duo have frequented “Ellen” since 2017, and this time the duo harmonized to the Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line hit “Meant to Be.” Claire and her father, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, first appeared on […]

Halloween costumes and shenanigans around Utah Valley

This is Halloween in Utah Valley. From school administrations to businesses, these faces you might know become faces you don’t know with their Halloween costumes. BambooHR So…. our sales team built a cabin. #HappyHalloween #Bambooilgans #Bambooween @bonusly — BambooooooooooHR (@bamboohr) October 31, 2018 It’s a wild world in the office at BambooHR today. Entrata We […]

Coming and going: movies and shows on Netflix in November 2018

Leading out the most wonderful time of the year, Netflix gets the holiday season started early with a variety of original films in November. Starting on Nov. 1, Netflix will release a new animated holiday movie, “Angela’s Christmas.” Then Netflix will close out the month with “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding,” a sequel to […]

Pumpkin spice and treats so nice in Utah Valley for National Pumpkin Day

Utah Valley has pumpkin spice and treats so nice to celebrate the fall. For National Pumpkin Day, get a taste of the autumn mix of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg with these local treats. Kneaders Kneaders puts the jack-o’-lantern in pumpkin. Through Oct. 31, Kneaders is making pies that smile back with the Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Face […]

Utah-Tube: Disney villains take center stage in Orem couple’s Halloween mashup

“It’s a scary world out there” — including in Disney music mashups. Just in time for Halloween, Orem’s Scott and Ryceejo Shattuck transform into two Disney villains for their most recent music video. Ryceejo stands in for Mother Gothel, the villain in “Tangled,” to sing “Mother Knows Best” while Scott takes on the role of Frollo, […]

8 not-so-spooky Halloween movies for the family

Halloween doesn’t have to be about nightmare-inducing movies. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly Halloween movie or you just don’t like horror films, here are eight Halloween movies to help you celebrate the most colorful season of the year. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Of course we have to start with a […]

BYU increasing tuition by 3 percent for 2019-20 academic year

PROVO, UTAH — Brigham Young University, the private university for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is raising its tuition by 3 percent for the 2019–20 academic year, according to an announcement on its site. The 3 percent increase — which applies to both undergraduate and graduate students — will help cover costs for […]

Utah-Tube: Lebaron Singers turn Cornbelly’s into Halloween Town

Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point transformed into Halloween Town thanks to the new costumed inhabitants. The Lebaron Family Singers, a group of Utah singers, filmed “This is Halloween” from Disney’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” for their newest music video. In April, The Lebaron Family Singers started making YouTube videos after their Facebook video of the family […]

Coverage for the 188th Semiannual General Conference

From temple announcements to talk summaries, a lot happened during the 188th Semiannual General Conference over the weekend. General conference closed Sunday evening after five sessions and nearly 10 hours of talks from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Click on the images below to learn more about what was said, […]

Utah-Tube: UVU VoiceLine pulls out all the spooks in Halloween medley

UVU Voiceline’s put a spell on the internet and now it very well might be theirs with a special Halloween medley. The eight-man a cappella group takes on ghosts, witches, monsters and even the full moon in its newest music video. The spooktacular mashup includes nine songs: “This is Halloween” “Thriller” “Black Magic Woman” “I […]

Temple update: 12 new temples announced, update on 201 current temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced 12 new temples to be constructed around the world in the coming years. In 188th Semiannual General Conference, Church President Russell M. Nelson shared locations for 12 new temples: Mendoza, Argentina Salvador, Brazil Yuba City, California Phnom Penh, Cambodia Praia, Cape Verde Yigo, Guam Puebla, Mexico Auckland, […]

Inspiring memes from October 2018 general conference

The 188th Semiannual General Conference closed Sunday evening after five sessions and nearly 10 hours of talks from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many topics were covered, but here are some of the most memorable quotes from the talks: Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Elder Ulisses Soares, Quorum of […]

Utah-Tube: Cosmo and Cougarettes create hype yet again with dance routine

Abbott had Costello, Ayo has Teo and Cosmo the Cougar has the Cougarettes. During the BYU football game against in-state rival Utah State on Friday night, Cosmo and the Cougarettes joined forces once again for a dance routine. This time the routine was a to a mashup of songs. Cosmo is no stranger to being […]

LDS Church members respond to 2-hour church announcement on social media

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will move to a two-hour Sunday church block beginning in January 2019, the Church announced during the 188th Semiannual General Conference on Saturday morning. And many members are excited about the change. Using the new hashtag, #GeneralConference, members of the Church shared their opinions online with a […]

LDS general conference: one-sentence summaries of October 2018 talks

The 188th Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began Saturday morning with three sessions of conference and finished on Sunday with two more sessions. For the second time, the Church held its shortened general conference, which is now only five sessions. In October 2017, the First Presidency announced it […]

LDS Church announces 2-hour Sunday church block

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will move to a two-hour Sunday church block beginning in January 2019, the Church announced during the 188th Semiannual General Conference on Saturday morning. Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the meeting changes are part of the “new balance between and connection gospel instruction in the home and […]

Modern-day adaptation of ‘Little Women’ a victory for women supporting women

It’s been 150 years since Louisa May Alcott introduced the world to the March family in her novel, “Little Women.” Now Director Clare Niederpruem is illustrating a new side to the family of sisters in a modern-day adaptation of the classic novel in a new feature film. Growing up, “Little Women” held a special place in […]