09222017

Utah-Tube: Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees frontmen turn Primary song into a rock anthem at LoveLoud Festival

At the LoveLoud Festival held on Saturday night, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn turned “I’ll Walk With You” — a Primary song from the Children’s Songbook for The Church of Jesus [...]

Niche ranks BYU in 33 categories for best colleges, UVU in six

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, ranked Brigham Young University in 33 different categories for the best American colleges. Utah Valley University was ranked in six different categories. Other Utah universities [...]

Salem Days seeks to involve community with annual summer festival

Variety and involvement are the two words that best describe the goals of Salem Days this year. The Salem City Mayor Randy Brailsford asked for Salem Days to hold a range of activities that appeal to and involve all the people who live in [...]

The thousand dollar ducky: Fiesta Days fundraiser supports the Spanish Fork community

A Spanish Fork rubber ducky will win $1,000 for its adoptive parent. That’s one lucky duck. Spanish Fork Fiesta Days will host the Adopt-a-Duck race July 24 at 2 p.m. to raise funds for the Spanish Fork Fire Department’s charity [...]

Utah-Tube: Gardiner Sisters celebrate summer with music video filmed at Provo Beach Resort and downtown Provo

Taking to the downtown Provo skyline and Provo Beach Resort, the Gardiner Sisters filmed the music video for an original song, “I Just Want You.” The Gardiner Sisters consists of Hailey, Mandi and Allie Gardiner. The oldest sister, [...]

How ‘wasting time’ led James Perry to a career with ‘Studio C’

“Wasting time” is what led James Perry to become a regular cast member and writer for BYUtv’s family-friendly sketch comedy show, “Studio C,” Perry told the audience attending his BYU TEDx talk in March. In his [...]

Utah ranked 2nd best state for road trips

  Utah ranked as the second best state for summer road trips in a report released by WalletHub this week. Oregon placed as the best state for a summer road trip with a score of 59.68, which narrowly beat Utah’s score of 58.35. [...]

5 lessons prophets learned from their fathers

“Follow the Prophet” is a popular song from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Children’s Songbook. It sings of biblical prophets with nine verses and one catchy chorus. Members of the LDS faith respect and [...]

Local little princesses will receive royal treatment at Strawberry Days Princess Party

With her granddaughters in mind, Terry Marchbanks organized a princess party for Pleasant Grove’s Strawberry Days six years ago. “We wanted something on Thursday afternoon,” Marchbanks said. That Thursday has turned into an annual Strawberry [...]

5 Orem Summerfest traditions residents won’t want to miss

For Oremites, summer doesn’t begin when school gets out. Summer begins with Orem Summerfest. The 2017 Orem Summerfest began June 5 and is kickin’ out the fun like a summer festival should. They have a variety of events to attract [...]

Utah-Tube: Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four celebrate Memorial Day with national anthem

Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four celebrated Memorial Day early with a moving performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “We love our National Anthem and were thrilled to make a music video in tribute to this great nation and [...]

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, [...]

UV relatable: Mom parody relents social media envy in motherhood

The struggles of mothering in the social media era are real. With social media comparison being a downer, Christian singer Selah created a parody for Mother’s Day to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” The parody, “Mom [...]

10 things to do for Young Men activities now that Scouting is over

When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America for young men ages 14–18 on May 11, 2017, a new era in the Church began. For a century, young men activities and Scouting activities have been [...]

8 Utah Valley locations to get your Cinco de Mayo eats

Look out, Utah Valley, it’s Cinco de Mayo! And if you missed eating tacos on Tuesday, don’t worry because today is the perfect day to get your Mexican eats on. Chow down on these eight great places and celebrate the culinary victories [...]

Top 10 tips for traveling with kids

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. In fact, a U.S. Department of Education study shows that kids who travel (regardless of the destination) do better in reading, math and general education than their peers [...]

10 lessons I wish I’d learned in Young Women

It’s been more than a decade since I graduated from Young Women into Relief Society. I remember fondly the pre-“Come Follow Me” lessons that referenced dance halls and that mostly quoted apostles and prophets from the 1970s. [...]

Snapshots of the heart: From covers to lovers

Utah Valley Magazine readers may recognize these lovers. In 2006, Kelly Hennessey was one of our “high schoolers who will change the world.” She told us her dream job was “working as a successful actress,” which she fulfilled with a [...]

Beyond email: New service helps parents listen to their LDS missionary’s experiences

The idea is simple: On P-days, a missionary calls a toll-free number, talks to a machine for five minutes, then hangs up. A link to the recording is then emailed to the missionary’s friends and family. The implications are exciting: [...]

Baby shower power: Utah Valley’s best baby shops

It’s no secret that Utah County is booming with babies. In fact, Bloomberg reports that more babies are born in Orem/Provo per 1,ooo people than any other metro area in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that The UC boasts [...]