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Returned LDS missionary, Lone Peak grad shares his encounters with three terrorist attacks in book

Mason Wells was launched into a national spotlight when terrorists bombed the Brussels airport on March 22, 2016 — a spotlight Wells wanted to escape. Serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time, [...]

Utah native Lindsay Arnold wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ with celebrity partner; Lindsey Stirling finishes second

Utah Valley native Lindsay Arnold won her first Mirror Ball trophy on “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night with her celebrity partner Jordan Fisher. In a frenzy of exclamation marks, Arnold wrote on Facebook: “OH MY GOSH!!!!! [...]

Lindsey Stirling pulls out violin in freestyle dance for perfect scoring night on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale

It was a “war on the floor” in the “Dancing With the Stars” finale Monday night, according to judge Len Goodman. During the reality TV show’s finale, the four remaining celebrity competitors and their partners [...]

Deck your halls with Sun River Gardens’ wreath decorating workshop

Christmas decor can transition from fa la blah blah blah to fa la oh là là at Sun River Gardens holiday wreath workshop, where attendees create a one-of-a-kind festive piece with assistance from workshop elves (aka Sun River employees). This [...]

Olive Garden opens at Canyon Creek in Spanish Fork

Just in time for the holidays, Olive Garden cut the ribbon to officially open its restaurant in Spanish Fork on Monday morning. “Thank you to everybody in Spanish Fork and everybody in the surrounding areas for welcoming us here to be [...]

Thanksgiving Point’s Luminaria lights up year two

Thanksgiving Point’s Luminaria was the social media darling of last year, with its inaugural draw of a million light bulbs, 27 themed areas and nearly 60,000 attendees. Now for the second season, this Point of the Mountain holiday mecca has [...]

7 things to know about Woodland Hills

Sharon Aposhian Wright has traveled all over the world, but her favorite trip is a weekly jaunt to the Utah State Prison from her hometown of Woodland Hills. Award-winning quilter and mom to six (and grandmother to eight), Sharon and her husband, [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

The countdown to the holidays has officially begun. Fight the sweater weather temptation to stay indoors and start your holiday celebrations early with these weekend events. Lighting of Riverwoods Get the holidays started with a flip of a switch [...]

Point of distraction: Former Park City outlet-er now heads to Traverse Mountain for perfect getaway

Before Traverse Mountain was the beehive of activity it is today, Kari Densley used to rely on the occasional weekend to Park City to reset her batteries. Now, a quick trip to Traverse Mountain from her home in American Fork makes any Friday [...]

A look back and forward at to our favorite Utah Valley dining reviews

By Mary Crafts-Homer I absolutely love writing restaurant reviews. They keep me connected to what’s new in the community, meeting new foodies, and always pushing Utah’s edgy new food scene. One of my favorite things is to meet the owner [...]

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain to light Christmas tree on Saturday

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain are home to some of the valley’s best Christmas shopping AND the state’s tallest fresh Christmas tree. Need proof? Last year, Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an official proclamation declaring the 85-foot white [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

The countdown to the holidays has officially begun. Fight the sweater weather temptation to stay indoors and start your holiday celebrations early with these weekend events. Dias de los Muertos Get a cultural experience this weekend at the [...]

Free Utah Valley events to celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day to honor and pay tribute to veterans and military personnel. While Veterans Day lands on Saturday this year, many cities and organizations have spread their events over Friday and Saturday. Here are a few 2017 Veterans [...]

Lindsey Stirling skates through to semifinals of ‘DWTS’ with the help of an Olympian

Lindsey Stirling skated her way across the dance floor on Trio Night of “Dancing With the Stars” with the assistance of Olympic gold medal winner Kristi Yamaguchi. “I’m so excited to be dancing with Kristi because I’ve [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

The countdown to the holidays has officially begun. Fight the sweater weather temptation to stay indoors and start your holiday celebrations early with these weekend events. “Hello Dolly” A night out on the town along with seeing “Hello, [...]

UV To Do: Calendar of events for November 2017

The holiday season is just getting started. Take a glance ahead and mark your calendar for these Utah Valley events and traditions. Events Dias de los Muertos When: Nov. 11 from 3 p.m.–9 p.m. Where: Shops at Riverwoods Cost: FREE Site: [...]

Coming and going: Movies and shows on Netflix in November 2017

Some call it sweater weather, others call in Netflix weather. As the weather cools down, Netflix heats up with new movie and TV shows on the streaming platform. Utah’s clean comedy fans should mark their calendars for Nov. 21 when Brian [...]

Lindsey Stirling overcomes rib injury for two performances on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Violinist Lindsey Stirling fought through a rib injury to perform two numbers on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night. Dancing to her own song, “Roundtable​ ​Rival,” Stirling and partner Mark Ballas danced the paso doblé [...]

InBALANCE Yoga hosts free Yoga Saturday for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As a breast cancer survivor who then lost her husband to another form of the disease, InBALANCE Yoga studio owner Jennifer Schnabel is passionate about raising awareness of the terrifying illness that changed her life. “Yoga helps relieve [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

Halloween is practically here and many Utah Valley organizations are celebrating early this weekend. Don’t let sweater weather keep you indoors — especially with these events going on around town. “Peter and the Wolf” by the [...]