Purify Wellness Center opens new location in Pleasant Grove

If anyone can call herself an expert in health, wellness and alternative remedies, it’s Holly Draper. This mom of four holds master’s degrees in both aromatherapy and health and wellness. She’s a certified clinical aromatherapist and one of only two internationally ARC Registered Aromatherapists in the state of Utah. “I love modern medicine, and I’m […]

8 of Utah County’s best beaches

The Beehive State is hundreds of miles from the ocean, but it’s still possible to have fun at the beach without making the 600-plus mile trip to the west coast. Utah County has a handful of sandy “beaches” next to local ponds, lakes and reservoirs, where you can have a great time sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, […]

The Jamie – Home #16 – 2018

Home: The Jamie Address: 853 West 3100 North City: Pleasant Grove Here at Arive Homes, our success is driven by the philosophy of providing our clients with what we like to call an “exceptional buyers’ experience.” This means we strive to improve the home building process by listening to and communicating with our clients, providing the tools necessary […]

2018 Fab 40: Kyle Fox

Age: 39 City: Pleasant Grove The Journey Follow The Flag, a nonprofit famous for hanging the largest American flag ever flown across Grove Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove, is just one of Kyle’s passions. He also owns a furniture company and is the father of four boys and one surprise baby girl born last year. […]

Utah County development projects to look forward to in 2018

At this point it’s not a secret that Utah County is growing. Utah County is expected to double in size over the next 20 years, which will bring the population size to more than 1 million people. This has Utah County’s economic developers singing the same tune — growth means growing pains. “Our biggest challenge […]

Pleasant Grove offers course for fathers who want to be better dads

If you’re a dad looking to be an even better dad, there’s a class for you. This month, Pleasant Grove Recreation started offering a course called 24/7 Dad. It teaches the five characteristics of the 24/7 father: self-awareness, caring for self, fathering skills, parenting skills and relationship skills. “It’s a whole-man approach,” said Dalin Belt, […]

Curtis (likely) wins 3rd Congressional primary; 1000s of ballots left to count

It’s (almost) official — Provo Mayor John Curtis won the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District race to replace Jason Chaffetz. Almost, because there are still tens of thousands of ballots left to count in Utah County. Curtis’s opponent, Tanner Ainge, conceded the race around 9 p.m., after polls closed at 8 p.m. His […]

Valley Grove breaks ground on 62-acre development in Pleasant Grove

Valley Grove is changing Pleasant Grove as we know it. For years, exit 275 has immediately led to open fields, but the new development is promising new sites in the future. St. John Properties held its official groundbreaking ceremony for the 62-acre development on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Valley Grove already has two office buildings completed 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 Days event for the past six years where girls ages 3-11 can be a princess for two hours. This year’s […]

Weekend best bets: 5 events to celebrate summer

Summer is finally here and there is no turning back. We’ve tackled spring’s rain (and snow) showers, but now we are ready for nothing but fun in the sun. Utah Valley pulls out all the stops to create a fun summer full of events — whether its a musical performance, sporting event or a random affair — […]

Mitchell Dean Homes – Home #17 – 2017

The Sunset, 503 North 1350 East, Pleasant Grove Mitchell Dean Homes has decades of experience in building hundreds of affordable custom homes. The company also has done countless remodels, renovations, commercial and multi‑family projects. Mitchell Dean Homes has all of the credentials homeowners are looking for in a builder. Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 1/2 Total […]

Hatfield Homes – Home #18 – 2017

Calders Cottage, 1046 West 1100 North, Pleasant Grove Artistry and craftsmanship at it’s best. Hatfield Homes, once again, has married expert building skills and the love of true design, which is Hatfield’s passion and drive. Hatfield professionals create homes around clients, paying mind to each need as if it were being built by themselves. Your […]

2017 Fab 40: Chief Darren Paul

Age: 46 City: Lehi Casting call The Pleasant Grove High Class of ‘89 knows justice. When Darren became Lehi police chief in 2014, he joined his fellow classmates-turned-chiefs — Orem’s Chief Gary Giles, Pleasant Grove’s Chief Mike Smith and Lone Peak’s Chief Brian Gwilliam. This father-of-four has been with the Lehi police department since 1994. […]

40 under 40: Ryan Crafts

Culinary Crafts, Pleasant Grove AGE: 34 BORN: Provo TITLE: Chief operations officer Ryan Crafts comes from Utah Valley’s first family of food. And as COO of Culinary Crafts — a 13-time Best of State Winner — Crafts has employed his meticulous eye for detail and enthusiasm for perfection throughout his 15-year catering career. The RED Talking […]

40 under 40: Rob Stratton

Stratton & Bratt, Pleasant Grove AGE: 29 BORN: Bountiful TITLE: Co-founder + VP of sales It’s safe to say Rob Stratton has found the lay of the landscape. He co-founded Stratton & Bratt in college, and then left two classes shy in order to build the largest commercial and residential landscape company in Utah. Projects include […]

40 under 40: Rachel Nilsson

Rags to Raches, Pleasant Grove AGE: 32 BORN: Provo TITLE: Founder + CEO Rags to Raches is not kidding around. In just two short years, founder Rachel Nilsson went from selling her kids’ used clothes on Instagram to designing her original kid romper to selling more than $1 million worth of product to getting three […]

40 under 40: Casey Voeks

InfiniD Learning, Pleasant Grove AGE: 27 BORN: Provo TITLE: Keeper of the Hall Pass Casey Voeks is out of this world. Not only has he had 15 years in space center and simulator education (Yep! He started at 12.), he’s also had success down here on earth in the political sphere as chairman of the Utah […]

40 under 40: Kevin Thorn

Thorn Pest Solutions, Pleasant Grove AGE: 33 BORN: Ridgecrest, Calif. TITLE: President Kevin Thorn is a distinctive entrepreneur. He is a certified entomologist (one of very few in the state of Utah), a graduate of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program, and the founder of Thorn Pest Solutions, which has grown more than 550 percent in […]

Memorial Day 2016: Ceremonies for vets, fun with history

Camp Floyd State Park does something a little different for Memorial Day weekend — it’s got a Civil War encampment. “It’s a family-friendly event,” said Chuck Mood, park ranger at Camp Floyd, at 18035 W. 1540 North in Fairfield. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, there will be period games to play, uniforms for […]

Authentic Pleasant Grove farm springs to life

[pullquote] Spring Fling When: April 7 – May 7 Where: Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove Cost: $6 Site: heehawfarms.com [/pullquote] By Erica Palmer With an array of baby animals to melt the heart, the Spring Fling at Pleasant Grove’s Hee Haw Farms would make Old MacDonald proud. “After a long cold winter it’s great […]

Printing around the Christmas clock with Pro Digital Photos

The owners of Pro Digital Photos run into weeks of not-so-silent nights to prepare for the most wonderful time of the year. It’s midnight in Utah County on a December evening. Snow falls, a street light hums, a Christmas bell jingles on a store door as a weighty wind rolls down the street. All is […]

7 things Bruce Call wants you to know about Pleasant Grove

As owner of Battlecreek Media, Bruce Call has been around the world writing, producing and directing commercials and media content for clients. His contracts have put him on 20 cruises, suspended him above a tank of sharks, and led him to China, Japan, Thailand, Tahiti, Hungary and a dozen other countries. But Pleasant Grove is […]

Weekend best bets (June 19–21)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend: 1. Strawberry […]

This will be on the test: Pleasant Grove’s TestOut aces online certifications

Noel Vallejo, founder of TestOut, has taken his turn in the testing center. In 1999, this El Paso native occupied two buildings in downtown Pleasant Grove, but his eight-year-old venture wasn’t acing its business model of educational technology. “There were foreclosure signs in our windows, and I was meeting with the IRS and with banks,” […]

UV crime: Parole hearing set for baby killer, elderly woman stops carjacking

BB vandals Orem police say that vandals on Wednesday shot out dozens of car windows on 800 West, between 400 North and 2000 North. Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the cases can call Orem police at (801) 229-7070. Leave the drugs home Orem police arrested a woman on Tuesday after she reportedly was […]

Provo focuses on Vietnam veterans for Memorial Day

Provo is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during its Memorial Day program starting at 10 a.m. Monday, to give those veterans the respect and thanks they deserve but didn’t always receive when they returned from service. “A lot of the speakers and those on the program are Vietnam veterans,” said Whitney Booth, […]

Artisan Construction LLC – Home #16 – 2015

Hawkes, 1152 W 2480 N, Pleasant Grove Artisan Construction LLC specializes in helping clients design, build and complete custom homes while offering unique pricing structures and total transparency to clients. The owners have been building custom homes in Utah for over 17 years. Artisan enjoys its work and takes pride in offering the best value […]