Christmas countdown: United Way’s Sub for Santa program still needs help

Donors have helped more than 1,300 families, with 3,911 kids. But as of Tuesday, 78 families who’d applied for help from United Way’s Sub for Santa program still needed sponsors. Every year for more than 35 years, United Way of Utah County has helped about 1,500 families by connecting them with sponsors who provide Christmas […]

Free Swap: Give away, find, connect with community

Have things sitting around your house that you don’t need? But you haven’t had time to haul them to the thrift store? Or does listing them in online classifieds seem overwhelming? Maybe you’d rather give them away for free, and at the same time pick up some things you need. Or do you have garden […]

Spring cleaning donations help DI place more employees in new jobs

Maybe you’re buying new clothes or furniture with your tax return, or maybe you’ve decided to use the Konmari method to spring clean your house. Either way, Deseret Industries wants your (good, in working-condition) extra stuff. It’s the busy season for DI, said Nephi Carter, manager of the DI store in American Fork. Traffic slows […]

25 years later Orem gets vandalism apology, $500

It’s taken 25 years, but a former Orem resident is trying to make amends for damage he did to a park bathroom. On Monday the city got an anonymous letter containing an apology and $500. “Many years ago in my youth (1990), I and a couple of friends vandalized the bathroom partitions at Bonneville Park […]

Provo gives 32 bicycles to nonprofit Bike Collective

The Provo Bike Collective is 32 bikes richer after the Provo council cleared the way for the nonprofit organization┬áto get the unclaimed property from the Provo Police Department. The organization┬áplans to use the bikes to teach children how to repair and refurbish bicycles, then the kids will get to keep the bikes they worked on, […]