Happy Valley Derby Darlins creates supportive place for women to learn to be assertive

Happy Valley just got a little happier and a little more rebellious. Utah County has been home to the Happy Valley Derby Darlins, a flat track roller derby league, since 2011. Five teams currently make the rounds at the Shove Shack in Lindon: [...]

6 delicious summer reads by local authors

With summer coming to a close (don’t hate us for saying it), there’s only a little bit of time left to squeeze in those summer reads. With so many celebrated Utah Valley authors, you don’t need to look further than your library’s [...]

5 great Christ figures in modern literature

The scriptures and the words of living prophets are the best place to learn about the Savior, His mission and His love. The Savior’s ministry as recorded in the New Testament and his visit to the Nephites as recorded in The Book of Mormon [...]

Not so Pinterest perfect: Popular Utah Valley mommy bloggers share the truth behind the pretty pictures and success

Utah Valley is home to some of the nation’s most popular bloggers, and most of them are moms. That’s no surprise. Research shows that moms are 20 percent more likely to use social media than the general population, and 1 in 3 bloggers are [...]

10 killer workouts for bored exercisers

Not feeling motivated to work out? Don’t sweat it (just yet). Switching up your exercise format or starting something new altogether is often enough to get you excited about working out again. Whether you like to work out solo at the gym, [...]

In the writing room with ‘Studio C’

BYUtv’s hit sketch comedy show “Studio C” is making millions of people laugh. But we wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring an episode to the screen. Is it all fun and games? “That’s actually pretty [...]

7 reasons to attend the first annual Pocket Film Fest 

  Old or young, it seems everybody is spending a lot of time on his or her smartphone. That’s no surprise. A new smartphone today is far more powerful than a desktop computer of just a few years ago. For nearly any task, there’s an [...]

How a young Utah father overcame his addiction to pain killers

A motorcycle accident on June 12, 2007, left Eric Jensen in bad shape. His body was covered in deep road rashes, his spine had two herniated discs and he had nerve damage in his left arm. Jensen’s wife, Brittany, felt fortunate her [...]

10 inspiring books by non-LDS writers

The LDS book market is a publishing force to be reckoned with, with hundreds of new titles by LDS authors being published every year. Elder Orson F. Whitney said in 1888, “We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. … [...]

Girls on the Run teaches young women to put their best foot forward

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can run the world. So says Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization that aims to help young girls develop self-confidence by pairing life lessons with running. After school, girls in grades 3 through 8 [...]

5 unique birthday party ideas for elementary-aged kids in Utah Valley

Planning a kid’s birthday party can be intimidating, especially with the picture-perfect parties of Pinterest and mommy blogs to contend with. But when it comes to party venues, Utah Valley has plenty of options. Whether you’ve [...]

So, you think you can… be a Cougarette?

Utah is known as one of the best training grounds for dance in the country, and no organization showcases why better than the Cougarettes, BYU’s elite dance team. The group has won 12 National Collegiate Dance Team championship titles [...]

10 most expensive activities for kids in Utah County

Extracurricular activities help kids develop social skills, work ethic, teamwork and self-discipline—all worthy pursuits. At the end of the day, sports are much less about winning and much more about having fun and making friends. But when [...]

Cahoots Fitness: New Orem fitness center provides moms with a guilt-free way to work out

Fitting in a workout can be tricky for a mom. Sure, you could always wake up at 4:45 a.m. and fit in a turbo spin class before the husband and kids wake up. But if you’re anything like me, those hours of sleep are far too precious to [...]

Local entrepreneurs gather weekly to promote collaboration

Could the culture of entrepreneurship be fundamentally changed by conversations had over one million cups of coffee? That’s what Kauffman Labs of Kansas City set to find out when it launched its One Million Cups initiative, a program that’s [...]

Keep it glassy: 5 reasons to sign up for an art class at Holdman Studios

1. You’ve probably never done anything like it.  Glass blowing is a hands-on experience unlike any other. In the Holdman Studios state-of-the-art facility at Thanksgiving Point, students work alongside professionals to create beautiful [...]

Books build sisterhood in Saratoga Springs

Book clubs date back to the 1720s, but the popularity of these clubs has ebbed and flowed throughout the years. In 1996, Oprah Winfrey, in true Oprah-style, started a literary revolution. Time Entertainment called Oprah’s Book Club “the [...]

Take 5, Ladies! Fab Fitness

By Kate Lenhof, utahvalley360.com These five workout queens get hearts pumping all over town as they lead students in fitness classes from cycling to zumba and everything in between. In addition to helping their students torch calories, load [...]

2010 Best of UV

Every year we turn over a few of our glossy pages to you, dear readers, with our Best of Utah Valley survey. So in our September/October 2009 issue, we called for the best and brightest nominations in categories ranging from services to restaurants [...]

UV Seen

Homebuilder awards, chocolate for charity, SCERA gala By utahvalley360.com   Chocolate Extravaganza — Tim Morganson (right) of the Spring Creek Candy Company describes a luscious, 30-pound chocolate decadence cake for Rebecca Cressman of [...]