#TriviaTuesday: UtahValley360.com giving away weekly prizes

Are you smarter than your neighbor? Starting May 5, UtahValley360.com will give out a weekly prize to a local smarty pants who correctly answers a Utah Valley-oriented trivia question on #TriviaTuesday. From SCERA Outdoor Shell Theatre tickets to Costa Vida gift cards, we are giving away just what a “Top of the Class” Utah Valley […]

Merry moments: 6 photos of merriment in Utah Valley

Show us your merry, we said. Show us your very, we said. Show us your year-round very merry, we said. You read. You red. And the joy you spread. Check out this thread of eight merry photos submitted by readers and photo leaders. Your heart just might grow three sizes today. “I saw the Santa […]

Who said it: Nancy Drew or Sheri Dew?

Nancy Drew (a fictional character known for her mystery-solving acumen) and Sheri Dew  (president and CEO of Deseret Book Company) are both smart, analytical-thinkers who are known for their insights and inspiration. Is it any wonder their words can sometimes blur? Here are 16 quotables from these remarkable woman. Who uttered each one — Nancy […]

Best Docs & Dentists in Utah Valley

Our stethoscope is out and we’ve heard the beating of your hearts as thousands of readers voted for the Best Doctors and Dentists in Utah Valley. The results are in, and here are 13 categories of winning experts who are there for us in sickness and in health. Favorite Plastic Surgery 1. Aesthetica Plastic Surgery 2. […]

Who said it: Dieter or Dumbledore?

They both have silvery hair, speak with foreign accents and are known for their wisdom. Both President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, called into the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2008, and Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, a fictional character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, have done […]

UV Index: UV IQ

Find the Differences Five items have been added to this colorful photo of the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Find the additions in photo “B,” and then check your answers below. A. B.       Item added left to right: 1. Yellow Frisbee. 2. Bird. 3. Basset Hound. 4. White Balloon. 5. Honey Bee.

Sweet Somethings

4 cook-off winners get their just desserts By Briana Stewart, photography by David Blackhurst   There’s just something about dessert. It’s the crème de la crème of food — and dinner’s “happy ending.” And what better place for happy endings than Happy Valley?   In our July/August issue, we called for local cooks everywhere to send […]

Worth the Weight

By Kim Christenson • Photos by Instudio by Kenneth Linge It’s been a year of change for our five fitness challenge participants. When we received their entries last winter, they were sick of pulling their weight in the struggle for fitness. They had all tried their share of diets — from lemonade cleanses to the […]

2009 Utah Valley Magazine Fitness Challenge

With fitness, it’s all about living in the now. That’s why our fitness contest participants are trying to make smart exercise and nutrition choices now, regardless of what they did “then.” In addition to their updates, we’ve decided to show you a snapshot of their lives “then.” Then: Here’s Katie as a 4-year-old with her […]

Double Vision

With help from our readers, we’ve managed to once again find a batch of people who say, “Yeah, I get that a lot.” As you meet our seven lookalikes and see their famous “twins,” you may do a double take. And some have a lot more in common with their lookalike than what meets the […]

All Dolled Up

Utah Valley Expos makes room for a makeover  By Briana Stewart, photography by David Blackhurst Ugly is totally the new pretty. Well, at least in the case of the Smalley’s basement family room. The Orem family, who won the Ugliest Room Makeover Contest at the 2008 Utah Valley Autumn Home and Remodeling Expo, is now […]

Cutest Cuties

Get ready to say ‘Awww!’  By utahvalley360.com Utah Valley Magazine’s ninth annual Cutest Kids contest brought in some seriously adorable little ones — and it’s not just their camera-toting moms and grandmas who think so. Nurses in the Timpanogos Hospital labor and delivery unit delivered the results: the top 20 cutest and the 5 funniest. […]

2009 Utah Valley Magazine Fitness Challenge

Between the demands of family, work and school, our slimmed-down fitness contest participants have reached new milestones since their last updates in March. Annie Kitchen · SPRINGVILLE Lost 10 pounds, 1 waistline inch Starting Weight 215 Current Weight 205 Between changing salons, moving to a new apartment and working two jobs, I have struggled to maintain my […]

Best of UV: 2009

   We all know Utah Valley is home to the best restaurants, best service and best shopping this side of anywhere. So we began a mission to find the best of the best, and we naturally chose the valley’s best judges — its people. See your picks for the valley’s best restaurants, dive into our […]

2008 Celebrity Lookalike Contest Winners

By Matt Bennett, photography by Kenneth Linge The Sundance Film Festival, world-class skiing and the occasional rehab visit to Cirque Lodge keep a semisteady stream of Hollywood celebrities visiting the Wasatch Front — so it wouldn’t be all that odd to see an actual celebrity at Will’s Pit Stop. Heck, with High School Musical 3 […]

Cute Kids

It doesn’t get much cuter than this. It’s the eighth annual Utah Valley Magazine Cutest Kids contest, and hundreds of photos — from silly to sweet to sassy to sad — charmed our judges this year. Here are the top 25. Category: Cutest 1. Leah Ford Parent: Tahsha Ford Birthday: April 4, 2007 City: Spanish […]

Living Well: If you win, you lose!

 APPLY FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL UTAH VALLEY MAGAZINE FITNESS CHALLENGE and receive free health and exercise services throughout 2008. The only string attached is letting us cheer on your progress in each issue of Utah Valley Magazine.    ENTER TO BE ONE OF OUR FITNESS PARTICIPANTS Before Jan. 31, send your name, phone, photo and […]

Cutest Cuties

Here’s looking at you, kids. It’s time once again for Utah Valley Magazine’s annual “Cutest Kids” photo contest. So grab your cameras and charm our mailbox with your kids’ winning smiles. The contest is open to children born between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2007. Please mail, drop off or e-mail up to three […]

Babies R Us

Say ‘ga ga’ to the winners of this year’s Cutest Kids Contest  By Natalie Hollingshead Shelby Lee Henson Parents: Kass and Blake Henson Birthday: April 5, 2006 City: Orem   Behind the flash A look into our cover baby’s cute candid The camera may love Shelby Henson, but the feeling’s mutual. “She was very comfortable […]

2007 Utah Valley Magazine Fitness Challenge

Our three fitness challengers have been busy losing themselves (and a few pounds) in the intense exercise and nutrition program we introduced in our January/February issue. Here are their updates. By utahvalley360.com Michael Banks, personal trainer and founder of Body by Banks Our three challengers have had to adopt some severe lifestyle changes over the past […]

Amateur Photo Contest Winners 2005

  “Emotions” is the theme of this year’s photo contest, and our 11 winners range from delighted to down right angry.  By utahvalley360.com 1st Place “Easter Flight” Photographer: Angela Martindale HOMETOWN: Cedar Hills Subject: Emi Lorscheider Angela took this shot of her niece, Emi Lorscheider, on Easter Day 2005. Being thrown in the air is […]

Celebrity Look-alike

You know the drill. We ask for readers to submit local look-alikes, and then each September we reveal our favorites. This year, we have five mirror images to share with you. Think you know a better lookalike? We can’t wait to hear from you for next year’s contest. Winners received Hale Center Theater Orem Gift […]

Utah Valley State of Success

Jennie Creer King, of Spanish Fork, competed in this year’s Mrs. United States as Mrs. Utah. For her platform, Jennie collaborated with the Ballet West Outreach Program and the Utah State Office of Education’s P.O.P.S. program. She then implemented her own Goldilocks’ Adventure in Utah Valley elementary schools.   Nicholas P. Rust, of Orem, was […]

Utah Valley Bachelors

Two years ago we highlighted 10 bachelors who’d been nominated by their big sisters, former roommates and well-meaning co-workers. We still get calls for the first batch of men. Now we’d like to introduce you to 6 more eligible bachelors. From ages 26 to 39, these men range from students to stand-up comedians. May we […]

Celebrity Look-Alikes

By utahvalley360.com Has anyone ever told you that you look just like …? The next seven people have heard that phrase a few times. Now you can be the judge. Do they look like their celebrity counterparts? We think you’ll do a doubletake on these mirror images. Look-Alike Mike Nielsen Hometown: Highland, Age: 53 Celebrity […]

Bachelors: Where are they now?

In March 2003, we showcased Utah Valley’s most eligible bachelors in Utah Valley Magazine. A year later, we caught up with them to see if the fame changed their lives. By utahvalley360.com Trey Warner (not pictured) “A lot of people recognized me after the magazine came out. It boosted my self-esteem. I had a couple […]

Tucanos Top Ten

By utahvalley360.com MICHELLE SORENSEN, of Provo, organizes “Queen for a Day,” a program that gives young, female cancer victims a day to be pampered by Nordstrom employees. Parties are held each month (January’s event was held at the Hines Mansion in Provo) and are open to anyone who has had cancer or similar life-altering diseases. […]

Reader’s Choice Awards 2004

The RESULTS ARE IN, and the winner is everyone who lives in Utah Valley. Our area has no shortage of fine restaurants, parks, people and recreation spots. Here are the top vote-getters in categories ranging from favorite local artist to best public restroom. If you disagree with our findings, mark your calendars for September when we will […]

Tucanos Top Ten

By utahvalley360.com Twelve-year old Debora Vargas of Spanish Fork was Grand Marshal at this year’s annual WinterFest parade. Vargas, who was born with congenital heart disease, was selected for the spot through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She appeared in the parade as Grand Marshal on Nov. 29, 2003.   Kristina Willey, 15, won first place at […]

A Few of My Favorite Things

Utah Valley Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of our 2003 Amateur Photo Contest. We received more than 100 entries when we solicited photos of our readers’ “favorite things.” Here are a few of our favorites. FIRST PLACE Sharon Murphy Pleasant Grove “This is my husband, Joel, my grandson Parker Wimmer and our dog, […]