Made in UV: Princess aprons, planners and more

These six items were made in Utah Valley’s own backyard. With a wide range of talent, there is no need to shop anywhere else. Fit for a Queen Provo’s Liz Saenz created a multitasking mom’s dream when she started stitching up Queen Elizabeth’s Aprons in 2007. Her aprons combine practicality and imagination with costume aprons and sewing […]

Cool Products Made in UV

Utah Valley is full of creative inventors and writers. Here are some products made right in our backyard:

Most dangerous places to drive in Provo & Orem (INFOGRAPHIC)

In 2014 more Utah Valley residents will die from heart disease, cancer or a stroke than from any other cause of death according to the Utah Department of Health. However, with more and more people driving distracted, driving too fast and driving too aggressively — it may feel at times that a car crash is […]

UV Real Estate: Freed-up Financing

The housing industry is reborn with new loan options and low interest rates A few years ago, the housing market was struck deeply by the Great Recession. The market was inundated with distressed properties — foreclosures, short sales — and those buyers who could secure financing found killer deals. Now that the economy has stabilized […]

Holiday Gift Guide

Put “merry” and “bright” into your Christmas by crossing “stress” off your list. You may just want to rip out the pages of our local gift guide and mail them directly to Santa ­— no need to bother with aisle after aisle of endless searching. But the best part about this Christmas-list-made-easy is you’ll have […]

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 gift for the music major in your life. 2. How about a 1987 BYU football […]

Cool products made in UV

As you go about your holiday shopping this season, don’t look farther than your own backyard with these Utah Valley finds.

Cedar Hills City continues to discuss Blu Line Designs’ proposal

CEDAR HILLS — The Cedar Hills Planning Commission will continue discussing proposed construction for the Blu Line Designs’ Cedar Hills senior apartment complex at Thursday night’s meeting. Blu Line Designs proposed a plan on 4600 West Cedar Hills Dr. for a 55 and older apartment complex, a movie theater and commercial pad for retail stores […]

Cool products made in UV

By Kaitlyn Keenan Utah Valley is full of creative residents. Here are few products that people in the Valley have come up with lately:

Utah Valley Women’s Expo

Attention, ladies! The Utah Valley Women’s Expo is now in full swing. Held at the UVU’s UCCU Center in Orem, the expo is packed wall-to-wall with businesses from boutiques to spas and more. Many of the exhibitors have special show discounts and the Shops at Riverwoods is giving away a $1000 shopping spree. Plus, there […]

Get (Real) Estate: Lerron & Kellie Little

By Greg Bennett, Lerron and Kellie Little, owners of Capstone Real Estate in Provo, have seen major changes in the real estate industry over the past 17 years that they have worked selling real estate in Utah. As top professionals in their field, the Littles also understand that the basic elements of selling and […]

Get (Real) Estate: Steve & Stephanie Vincent

By Greg Bennett, Steve and Stephanie Vincent have been through the good times and the bad, and are two of the top Realtors® in Utah Valley. As one of the top teams at Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate — and with their many years of experience — they have proven systems to help you […]

Accounting for taste

BY HEATHER WRIGLEY, 6 items made in the valley. Takes the Cupcake In a quaint dessert cafe along State Street in Orem, lovers of sweets can tempt their tastebuds with The Chocolate’s made-from-scratch confectionary creations. From the quintessential triple-layer Cherub (milk chocolate cake) to the more whimsical pineapple coconut gourmet cupcake, and from bars […]

Holiday Gift Guide

The goal? To purchase gifts that will bring a smile but not a return slip. The solution? Unwrap these 12 holiday gift ideas that will quickly have you crossing people off your shopping list. From items that will make cooking easier to gift cards that avoid cooking altogether, these local vendors can help you make […]

The Best Made in Utah Valley

6 homegrown creations Compiled by Allysa Sharp Fire up your face With fall ending and winter arriving, charcoal no longer means grilling — it means smooth faces. Lehi resident Lindsay Goodwin created Body Language Soap, including a charcoal facial line that hydrates and moisturizes sensitive skin with unique scents and products. The Charcoal Facial line […]

Car Guys

Car problems happen to the best of us. Whether it’s finding the right car in the first place or fixing our “wheels” once we’re on the road, we need our trusty Utah Valley “car guys” to come to the rescue.      Let’s just say that without these hometown “heroes,” there’d be a lot more clanging and banging […]

The Long Haul

Over the next 24 pages, you’ll read about 25 businesses that haven’t forgotten what it takes to stay in business. These are not here-today, gone-tomorrow ventures. In fact, the 25 companies combine for more than a millennium’s worth of work (1,013 years in business), with three featured businesses (Homestead Resort, Central Bank and Hines Mansion) […]

The Best Made in Utah Valley

Provo’s Pageboy Prominent LDS speaker and Provo resident Brad Wilcox released a new book titled “Continuous Atonement.” Brad wrote his first book in 1979, and three decades later his books with motivating messages still fly off the shelves. Many of Brad’s writings cater to the youth, but this title has an appeal for all ages. […]

Get Real… Estate

   Bounce!     The housing market is rebounding. February saw a 13 percent increase over the number of homes sold in January.   Lower interest rates mean families who can buy are finally closing on houses.    And here you’ll meet seven real estate agents who have ridden the wave — and earned experience and credentials to help […]

The Best Made in Utah Valley

5 homegrown creations By KICK OFF THE COOK OFF Pull out your apron and don a chef’s hat – this is one cookbook you’ll want to dig right into. Pleasant Grove’s Deanna Buxton has gathered 440 recipes from LDS cooks all over the world and compiled the “Worldwide Ward Cookbook.” From appetizers to desserts to […]

The best made in Utah Valley

7 homegrown creations Cheers to That Owner Blake Ballard has turned SPARK Restaurant Lounge into a one-of-a-kind affair in Utah Valley. From non-alcoholic cocktails to daring dishes, Spark brings something electrifying and colorful to downtown Provo. Try their tasty Apple Martini or Shirley Temple with a cotton candy top. Your Story Created by Jann and […]