August 2018 Around Town

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Raises $400,000 During Annual Golf Classic Employees of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, vendors and business partners gathered on a beautiful, sunny Monday for a friendly game of golf in the name of charity. Following the tournament the dealership group presented a $400,000 check to Larry H. Miller Charities, the charitable arm … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Draper Days It’s the most fun-filled week of the year for Draper residents with the annual Draper Days community events set for the second week of July.  The rodeo kicks off the festivities the weekend before the official Draper Days. So gussy up your kids’ bikes for the parade, lace up your running shoes for … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Intermountain Healthcare Gifts $15M for University of Utah Medical School University of Utah has received a $15 million gift from Intermountain Healthcare to fund a new planned medical education building, replacing the venerable 52-year-old U School of Medicine building.  Intermountain Healthcare’s senior management team and board bestowed the gift as an expression of gratitude for … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Draper City’s sixth annual Arts & Crafts Festival returns on May 12 and is seeking artists, artisans, and food vendors to participate. Items offered for sale or display must be handmade.

January 2018 Around Town

Local Sofia Osthed is fundraising to build a mountain biking and hiking trail in honor of Lexie Fenton and Ethan Fraga, both of whom passed away in a car accident last year. Sofia's best friend was Lexie, and together, along with Lexie's twin sister Lauren, they loved to mountain bike together on the Corner Canyon Mountain Biking Team. Sofia hopes that the creation of…

December 2017 Around Town

It's time once again for the Miss Draper, for ages 17-24, and Miss Draper Outstanding Teen, for ages 13-16, pageant. Here's everything you need to know.

November 2017 Around Town

Santa will be making his annual visit to the Sorensen Home Museum on Saturday, November 25 and Saturday, December 2 from 12-3 p.m. The Museum is located at 12595 South 900 East, just north of the Historic Park. Professional photography will be available for purchase, with options for a 5x7 photo or jpeg sent directly to your computer for $10,…

May 2017 Around Town

Manwill Plumbing and Heating received the UBIC Annual M7 award for the Best Company Safety Program-Large Business. Utah Business Insurance Company (UBIC) has an annual “Magnificent 7” (or M7) Awards Ceremony that honors policy holders, business partners and insurance professionals for excellence in their fields. The awards are split into two categories, one for safety and the other for insurance.

April 2017 Around Town

Draper City is building a new splash park across the street from Smith Fields Park. Smith Fields Park is located at 13400 S 200 East near the skate park. The splash park will be located directly across the street, south of the park. Construction was slated to begin in March, with the hopes of being finished in time for residents…

March 2017 Around Town

By Nevah Stevenson On Monday, January 23, youth from seven Draper schools came together to chat. The subject matter was weighty, but the format was a creative approach that appealed to young people. The "Communities Talk" event, sponsored by the Draper Communities that Care Coalition, drew a packed house. Hosted at Juan Diego Catholic High School, the event featured late…

February 2017 Around Town

Draper Lifestyle hosts giveaways on our Facebook page. Recently, Amy McMullen won a Jetty Blue Cruiser from Gold Coast Skateboards and Sufhan Majid won a gift card to Even Stevens. To enter a giveaway and win cool prizes, check us out at

January 2017 Around Town

Not every high school student can say they were blessed with an eagle wing before performing a rain dance with a Ute Elder and Spiritual Leader, but a group of Canyons District students will never forget the experience they had doing just that in October.

December 2016 Around Town

Every fall, Anne Mallory looks at the students in her ceramics and sculpture classes at Alta High and tells them one heartbreaking fact: Of the eight people sitting at your table, two came to school hungry today.

November 2016 Around Town

Families wanting to do something different and fun in combatting against time on electronic devices may find the perfect solution at the elite Table Tennis Training and Event Center in West ValleyT With six competition tables and three robotic tables, open league play, championship tournaments, lessons and memberships for all ages from novice to serious players, many train here to…

October 2016 Around Town

In the 2015 opening football game against Pleasant Grove, recent CCHS grad Cam Forte broke his femur and had every intention of coming back. The star running back, punter and linebacker had the biggest schools, like Oregon and Michigan, recruiting him. His football prospects were bright. The injury required surgery and a disappointed Cam healed slower than he had hoped.…

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Happy Birthday Draper Elementary! In 1974 the growing town of Draper and D. Clayton Fairbourn, President of the Board of Education, saw the need for a larger "open classroom" style elementary school. The Draper Park School was no longer sufficient to house the current student body and ground was broken on a new school in 1975. After a year of…

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Hi! My name is Sage Nielsen. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be the new Miss Draper, as it has been my dream for many years. The pageant would not have been possible without the support from Draper City as well as my amazing directors--Lisa Armstrong, Stefani Walker, Maridene Alexander and many others. My first attendant is Hannah Caplin, and…

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Civil War scenes came to life at Draper Park Middle School on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend as eighth grade students hosted the school’s annual Civil War Camp Day. Shouts of “Ready, aim, fire!” and “Forward, march!” were heard along with the sounds of cannons and guns being fired in the field behind the school where Confederate and Union…

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Intermountain Alta View Hospital is hosting its fourth annual “Ladies Night Out” on June 3. Women of all ages are welcome to enjoy free massages, tasty food, crafts, giveaways and classes on health and well being. Doctors and other medical experts will be on hand to answer questions about heart health, nutrition, pregnancy, menopause, plastic surgery, sleep problems, joint pain…

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Brother Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory, addressed a rapt audience of 800 science enthusiasts at a public event hosted by Juan Diego Catholic High School on March 13. Consolmagno, who was appointed by Pope Francis in 2015, said “Being a Jesuit brother doesn’t only mean I get to do wonderful science. It means that I get to be…

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Miss Draper 2015, Brynn Garfield, is collecting shoes through the Power 2 Become humanitarian organization, in conjunction with the Miss Utah organization. Power 2 Become works to provide relief to the people of Burkina Faso, Africa. All Miss Utah contestants are asked to collect at least 1,000 pairs of shoes to help with this mission. The donated shoes are used…

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Win a $50 Gift Card To Bruges Waffles. To enter to win, like Draper Lifestyle on Facebook, then head to and click on Giveaways. Draper Lifestyle gives away local freebies each month. To stay in the know of new giveaways and be reminded of local happenings, like our Facebook page.

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On Saturday, February 6, Utah Kids Club will present their 10th Annual Winter Palooza. With vendors, rock walls, bazooka blasters, inflatables, bungee trampolines, "coconut climbing trees," balloons, rappelling ropes course, a two-man ferris wheel, laser tag, sand trailer and digging toys, mechanical bull, origami, face painting, plus superheroes, princesses and more, the Winter Palooza is the place to venture out…

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After much demand, Draper Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer this new program in April and May of 2016, with registration running from January 4 to March 4. The season will include two games per week, an eight game regular season, uniform, pictures, bats and helmets and a free Skills Clinic taught by Corner Canyon High School Coach Garrett.…

December 2015 Around Town

The Porsche 918 Spyders at the Audi/Porsche showroom in Lehi are two of 918 units ever manufactured. The limited-edition sports car, sold as a 2014 model year, is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6 liter V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower, with two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower for a combined output…

November 2015 Around Town

Law enforcement officers, city officials and community members gathered September 1 at Ballard Corner Memorial Park to remember Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson and to dedicate a park bench and stone memorial in his honor.

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The 2015 Big Band Tribute performed two nights in August at the Draper Amphitheater. The Riverton Jazz Band took center stage and played timeless classics such as “Chattanooga Choo Choo," “Embraceable You" and “Orange Colored Sky." Audience members joined in on the dance floor for “In the Mood," “Sing, Sing, Sing” and many more. The show was directed by Valaura…

September 2015 Around Town

Lone Peak Surgery Center has recently opened, complementing the services already provided by Draper’s Lone Peak Hospital and offering a variety of outpatient procedures. Specialized procedures include ENT, sports surgeries, laparoscopic gastric sleeves, lap bands, minimally invasive spine surgery, gynecological procedures and urology.

August 2015 Around Town

For high school students looking for help with PSAT, ACT or SAT, Draper Recreation has partnered with Kaplan College Prep to offer a course designed to increase scores. All materials, proctors, practice tests, detailed score reports and student breakdown performance included. For students in ninth to twelfth grade, on August 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Draper City…

July 2015 Around Town

Corner Canyon Academy preschool hosted two events in May. First, preschoolers serenaded their mothers at an annual Mother's Day Tea. After singing, the children gave their moms hand-made gifts and strawberry shortcake.

June 2015 Around Town

The top-judged films in the 6th annual Canyons District Film Festival were announced April 9 in a ceremony that featured a red carpet and donated snacks from generous community sponsors. Several Draper-area students were winners. From Entrada High Draper Campus: Clayton Williams (Anti Goat Bullying), Wesley VanDam and Josh Rollo (The Amazing Race), Chris, Tiger, Zach, Patrick, Clayton, Sam, Wesley and Ammaron (V Tech 80 News) and Wade Harman (The Fabulous Life of Mr. Harman). From…

May 2015 Around Town

The 16th annual Festival of Roses will take place on May 15, 16 and 17 at the Skaggs Catholic Center located at 300 East 11800 South in Draper. This community tradition grows in size every year. The festival is a family oriented event open to the entire community and offers something for everyone. There is free live entertainment all weekend long, carnival rides and games,…