The Shops at Riverwoods welcomes the holiday season with 1.5 Million Lights.

  The Shops at Riverwoods will host their annual Lighting of Riverwoods event this Friday, November 19. “We want our guests to come and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with us,” said JJ Haering, general manager of the Shops at Riverwoods. “This event is performed by the community, for the community.”   The event […]

How Prepared was the U.S. for Online Learning?

  A recent study compared 30 different countries’ digital education systems in the midst of a global pandemic. Closed schools. Empty lecture halls. Abandoned libraries. COVID-19 has left educational facilities desolate.  The pandemic created unprecedented challenges for education systems worldwide. For many countries, providing fair and equal access to online learning on a national level […]

Discover Hidden Treasure

Local treasure hunt offers real gold and real adventure for families COVID-19 has turned even the most well-traveled and adventurous families and individuals into hermits. However, a group of entrepreneurs who met on a mission to Peru are offering a chance of a treasure for those willing to have their social distancing with a side […]

Preparing for the 2020 Heber Half Run For Autism

Are you looking to break your personal record? Register for the Heber Half Run For Autism this summer for your fastest run yet! Kids On The Move and Runtastic Events have partnered to bring you this beautiful all-downhill half marathon course in the Heber Valley. The Heber Half is the perfect opportunity for competitive runners […]

Weekend Takeout Ideas to Support Local Eateries

Maybe dining in Utah has experienced a drastic makeover, but good food hasn’t changed — and neither has our love of local businesses. During this era of the Stay Home, Stay Sage directive, we’ve been encouraged to support our local eateries. So here are some businesses that are innovating and keeping the grubs good. Pizza […]

Utah Valley Must-Dos For March and April 2020

By Chelsea Kern and Ansalee Morison Don’t miss these eight must-dos throughout the months of March and April. Magical Miss February 21-April 11 Matilda Wormwood is much more than an ordinary school girl. Though anguished by distant parents and the school bully and principal, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda realizes she has many friends worth fighting for. […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For March 2020

Spring is right around the corner, and we’ve collected dozens of ways to celebrate. Mark your calendar for these March events. Events Silver Sky Nights When: March 6, 14, 21 and 27 Where: Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Cost: FREE Site: Broadway Show Tunes Train When: March 6 at 7 p.m. Where: Heber Valley Railroad Cost: $15 Site: […]

Inspirational Video Platform Lifey Publishes 10,000th Video

By JT Lamoreaux Lifey, a video platform of people sharing their experiences and stories, published its 10,000th video last week. The videos cover a variety of topics including missions, Christian topics, religions and culture. Although this is a great milestone, founder Alex Balinski has a much higher goal for the app’s world-impact. “The vision of […]

UV To Do: February 2020

Love is in the air… and so is a collection of fantastic events around Utah County. Make sure to consult this list before you plan your next February outing. Events Midway Ice Castles When: Jan. 1- TBD Where: Homestead Crater Cost: $10-$22 Site: Cirque Mechanics: “42 FT” When: Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Where: […]

Avanti Medical Center in Lehi Extends Quality of Life For Couples By Treating the Symptoms That Come With Advancing Age

Avanti Medical Center extends quality of life with state-of-the-art regenerative therapies from its clinic in Lehi. A proud member of the Sexual Medicine Society and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Avanti Medical Center is led by medical professionals Kellie McFall, FNP, and Laura Winegar. Avanti Medical Center specializes in cutting-edge anti-aging therapies, and is […]

How To Approach Adversity With Humor

By Christopher Clark People often want to know what it was like when the doctor told me I had a terminal illness. I wish I had a better story. I don’t remember responding at all. I didn’t cry. I didn’t speak. I didn’t mutter a full sentence for several minutes until a nurse was describing […]

Utah Valley Must-Dos for January and February 2020

By Jayna Smith Don’t miss these six must-dos throughout the months of January and February. Howdy Cowboy January 4 – February 8 Suddenly rich, wild-west cowboy Tom falls in love. The half-wit is smitten and doesn’t realize she’s only after his money. In this comedy, will Tom figure out she’s after his money before it’s […]

Date Night: 52 Ideas for First Date or Chosen Mate

You have it in the calendar. It’s that recurring event squished at the end of the week — after the soccer games, church meetings, rehearsals, concerts, games, parties … oh, and work. “Date Night.” It’s also the easiest thing to skip. It sounds hard. Optional. Cold. Expensive. And what is there to do, anyway? Cross […]

UV To Do: January 2020

MARK your calendars, GET SET, and GO to these great events happening all over Utah Valley this January.  Events Midway Ice Castle When: TBA Where: Homestead Crater Cost: $9.99–$17.99 Site: Sundance Film Festival When: Jan. 23–Feb. 2 Where: Salt Lake, Sundance and Ogden (Click here for venues) Cost: Prices vary  Site: Frigid 5K […]

Dining Review: Stay Home for the Holidays

  By Mary Crafts Hello fellow Utah County food lovers. My review this month is a little different than usual. I like to introduce readers to both my favorites and to new restaurants in our neighborhoods, but during this glorious month of holidays, I invite you to come home. November and December are a time […]

Holiday Recipe Winner: Almond Puff

This light pastry is the perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness. Our staff members’ tastebuds enjoyed the buttery pastry, caramelized frosting, crunchiness of the nuts and the immediate flavor of almond. Becky Heward used chopped pecans on this puff, but walnuts or almonds also work well. Becky is excited to share her mom’s famous recipe […]

Taste Owners Morgan and Char Coleman Create Experiences for the Holidays

  Food brings people together, but chocolate has a special ability to minimize differences and help people make friends — which is really what Christmas is all about. “I don’t care how you lean politically or religiously. When you come and sit down over chocolate, everyone can find something they agree on,” Char Coleman says. […]

Holiday Recipe Contest: Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

These cookies are just as sweet as the story attached to them. They take about 30 minutes of kitchen work and about one hour to prepare total. When our staff taste tested these cookies, we loved the contrast of textures between the cookie, marshmallow, frosting and nut — and we wished we kept a gallon […]

UV To Do: December 2019

The Christmas season is a time of year, but it’s also a state of mind. Get into the Christmas spirit this December with these Utah Valley to-dos!  Events Breakfast with Santa When: Dec. 7–21 from 9 a.m. Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn Cost: $30–$35 for adults and $25–$30 for children Site: Quiet Santa When: […]

A Taste of Cuba

By Jayna Smith Adalberto Diaz, executive chef and co-owner of Fillings and Emulsions, opens the deck oven, stops everything and exclaims, “Come and look at these. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?” Adalberto has been baking since he was young and has created thousands of pastries, breads and meat pies but is still astounded […]

Locals With Giving Hearts Share Their Gifts of Service Throughout the Year

By Jayna Smith During the months of November and December, serving our fellowmen comes to the forefront of headlines, angel trees, and to-do lists. But the needs in Utah County also persist from January to October. Meet two people who are Santa’s helpers all year long.  Brent Crane, Executive Director of the Food & Care Coalition […]

Holiday Recipe Winner: Mock Raspberry Cheesecake

Mock Raspberry Cheesecake is not quite cheesecake — the layers of white cake, cream cheese and raspberries create a creamy taste without the heaviness of a true cheesecake. The tartness of the raspberries complement the sweetness of the cream and cake — and drew our staff back in for seconds. Prepared in a sheet pan, […]

Utah Valley Must-Do Events For November and December

By Jayna Smith The holiday season is upon us, and calendars are filling up quickly. Make sure to add these events from the Must Dos section from our November/December issue. The Unforgettable Carols December 23 “The Forgotten Carols” musical travels from Idaho to Arizona this year, with sleigh stops in Utah. Michael McLean and team […]

UV To Do: November 2019

November is the season of turkey, pie and Thanksgiving. We’re sure thankful for all the events happening this month in Utah Valley, so grab your calendar and mark it for these November festivities.  Events Dia de Los Muertos When: Nov. 1 from 4–10 p.m. Where: Shops at Riverwoods Cost: FREE Site: Facebook Annual Tree Lighting […]