10192017

Orem sets sights on The Cheesecake Factory

It worked with Trader Joe’s, so now Orem is using social media to get The Cheesecake Factory‘s attention. Because a recent survey of residents showed that the chain restaurant was the No. 1 most-wanted new business in the city, [...]

BYU video shows female professor-athletes on two different ‘fields’

During the day, a group of female professors spend time on their home turf — the classroom — teaching BYU students in a variety of subjects. At night, the professors at Brigham Young University take a break from their textbooks to play [...]

Lindsey Stirling shows elegant side on Disney Night with ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Violinist Lindsey Stirling showed off her elegant side during her performance on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night. “I think what I love most about that is this week was you didn’t go quirky,” said judge Carrie [...]

Why I was wrong not to add my voice sooner to ‘me too’

Monday I woke up to an onslaught of messages pasted across social media: “Me too.” If you had taken a break from social media on Sunday like myself, you spent part of the morning googling “me too” and learning about [...]

ICYMI: Salt Lake bids for 2026 Winter Olympic Games; fossils airlifted to Utah museum

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few local stories from the weekend to help you catch up on the know. Salt Lake bids for 2026 Winter Olympic Games Now that voters didn’t back a referendum to back a 2026 [...]

Lessons in Christ-like love from Ghana

One summer, I traveled to Ghana, in West Africa, for a work assignment. It was a life-changing experience. I was struck by the humility and spirituality of the people in general. Many Ghanaians live in abject poverty, but they are a happy, [...]

New Lehi Facebook page gives residents direct line to city

Want to know what’s happening at what used to be a horse pasture in Lehi? Wondering why your road is torn up? Are you looking for more information about a Lehi event? The city recently started a new Facebook page where residents can ask [...]

Broadway star Sutton Foster, “Downton Abbey” star join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 2017 Christmas concerts

Broadway award-winning actress Sutton Foster and “Downton Abbey” actor Hugh Bonneville are joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for its annual Christmas concerts in December, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced Thursday morning. “Sutton [...]

Quick Quack Car Wash opens in American Fork with another round of 10 days of free car washes

Sponsored Story Quick Quack Car Wash isn’t quacking around with its grand opening tradition of 10 days of free car washes. From Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 20, Quick Quack invites the community to clean off that fall foliage [...]

Al’s Sporting Goods finds second home at University Place

Al’s Sporting Goods has found a second home at University Place. The four-generation sporting goods store — which took over the former Sports Authority location on the northeast side of University Place —  had been searching for [...]

ICYMI: One third of UVU female students have experienced sexual misconduct

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few local stories from the weekend to help you catch up on the know. One third of UVU female students have experienced sexual misconduct Female students at Utah Valley University [...]

Apostles share lessons they learned from Elder Hales at his funeral service

Fellow LDS apostles remembered Elder Robert D. Hales as being loyal, a disciple and a friend to Jesus Christ at Elder Hales’ funeral service on Friday morning. At the age of 85, Elder Robert D. Hales, member of the Quorum of the Twelve [...]

Olive Garden, theater opening in Spanish Fork in time for the holidays

Spanish Fork residents likely will have a new restaurant and more to be thankful for this holiday season, with Olive Garden set to start serving the week before the holiday, and a new movie theater scheduled to open right before Christmas. The [...]

Candystore.com reveals Utah’s favorite Halloween candy

Source: CandyStore.com. When it comes to trick-or-treating, Utah has a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, according to a report by Candystore.com. The second favorite candy in Utah is Reese’s Cups with Tootsie Pops coming in as the third [...]

LDS Church announces details for Elder Hales’ funeral service

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the funeral services for Elder Robert D. Hales, deceased member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. The [...]

Lindsey Stirling earns highest score thus far in season 25 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Electric violinist Lindsey Stirling earned the highest score thus far in Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” with her energetic Jive. Stirling earned three nines from the judges — totaling 27 points — to lead the night in [...]

20 growing pains and potentials revealed at Utah Valley’s 2017 Executive Summit

The economies of Utah County and Salt Lake Counties are colliding at the Point of the Mountain, and the result is 2+2=8, according to Natalie Gochnour, one of 20 speakers at Monday’s 2017 Executive Summit hosted at Sundance by the Utah Valley [...]

ICYMI: Former BYU student creates beard ban petition; Utah vying to be Amazon’s second headquarters

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few local stories from the weekend to help you catch up on the know. Petition growing against BYU’s beard ban On Sept. 21, BYU announced it was ending an age-old tradition [...]

LDS Apostle Robert D. Hales dies at 85

Elder Robert D. Hales, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. He was 85. The LDS Church announced he died from causes incident to age, passing peacefully [...]

Get creative with your kids at new art center in Provo

Whether your kids — or you — are interested in screen printing, painting, working with clay, weaving or another art, there’s space at the new Neighborhood Art Center at Provo Towne Centre. “We’re a mini children’s [...]