Utah’s best summer staycations for families

When summer hits, many Utah families plan to get far away from home and their busy school-time schedules. But instead of skipping the state, why not stay in Utah? Staycations are easier on your wallet, and Utah has some of the most beautiful, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Audiobooks that will make your family road trip fly by

If you’re going on a road trip with your family this summer, gear yourself up for listening to whiny kids, bored teenagers and a few too many rounds of “99 Bottles of (whatever) on the Wall.” Or, you could just take one of [...]

The artist next door: A closer look at two extraordinary artists you may not know are your neighbors

When Christina Ashby from Orem saw a painting of her dad as Santa, she was thrilled. What 5-year-old wouldn’t be? Later, when she was in high school, Ashby’s dad was Santa in a second painting. But this kind of thing isn’t [...]

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 [...]

10 local seasonal treats to up your holiday cheer

Hints of pumpkin, gingerbread and peppermint have started wafting out of Utah Valley’s restaurants and bakeries. Follow your nose to one of these local spots for some of our favorite holiday treats.   1. Magleby’s Fresh Oh, [...]

It Takes a Village: Utah Valley’s must-see Christmas village

Sometimes, it takes a village to bring the spirit of Christmas. At least that’s how Jean and Richard Watts of Pleasant Grove feel about it. For the past 25 years, they’ve been collecting Department 56 Christmas village pieces, buying several [...]

12 pieces of Utah Valley history for sale on Ebay

With only one week left until Christmas, we’ve scoured Ebay and found some last minute presents that any Utah Valley resident would be lucky to receive. 1. This 1929 sheet music of BYU’s Alma Mater would make a unique graduation [...]

6 Christmas paintings you need to know

Art and Christmas are inseparable. Here are some of the season’s most notable strokes of Jesus. (And a few of Santa, too.) 1. Brian Kershisnik’s “Nativity” This 2006 painting, measuring 7 by 17 feet, went on display [...]

5 meaningful gifts among the holiday mayhem

Christmas shopping has become more hectic than ever. Retailers encourage us to hit Black Friday sales before we’re even finished with our last bites of Thanksgiving turkey. New technology is at the top of Christmas wishlists for billions [...]

8 great restaurants for large groups this holiday season

Whether you’re in charge of the company holiday party or you need a place for your extended family to gather for dinner this holiday season, consider foregoing the stress of hosting an event (and a group the size of a small army) at your [...]

YouTah Valley: The new Hollywood for YouTube sensations

The Beehive State ranks No. 3 in the world for YouTube celebrities, and just about all of them gained their fame right here in Utah Valley, according to Plaid Social Labs. “Utah Valley has the first group of Utubers that have come out [...]

Made in Utah Valley

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Utah Valley: In Focus

Since the first photographic image was created in 1814, photographs have exposed us to ideas, faraway places and fascinating people. Pictures serve as memories of times past, creating a landmark for future comparisons. Here are 15 views that [...]

The Picture of Order

Snap to it! Get your photos organized with these picturesque tips Spanish Fork’s Liz Rosenbaum had two options: Get her photographs organized, or forget having more children. “After I had my first child, I was taking more photos than I [...]

Party Property

The Hatfields build a one-of-a-kind grandchild haven off of State Street. The Hatfields’ unique home — complete with a gorilla on the roof — rests on a 14-acre fun-filled plot in Lindon near State Street. Ron and Maurine Hatfield have [...]

By The Numbers

29.7 Degrees in Fahrenheit of mean temperature for Provo/Orem in January 70 Percent of people who list “spending more time with family” as one of their top three New Year’s resolutions 15 Number of years it took to make Martin Luther [...]