FCCLA Charging into Action

While we all excel at certain hobbies or fields of study, it is important to be well-rounded and find balance in life. Our communities benefit from balanced individuals, and a balance of individuals. The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Club offers high-school students across the nation opportunities to gain an education in family values, and preparation for…

Recognizing A+ Teachers

Before Michele Weeks joined the Draper City Council in January 2016, she knew that recognizing Utah’s teachers was a priority in her mind. So, just two months into her council position, she took it upon herself to solicit donations for and coordinate the first annual Teacher Appreciation Night at the Aquarium.

A Simple Solution for Girl Power

The Draper team of Days for Girls meets the third Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Steeplechase Ward House, 13350 S. 1750 East. The group is nondenominational, nonprofit and volunteer led. They are currently looking for a business to donate space for a permanent place to work and store materials, said Days for Girls team organizer Julie Murray.…

A Party for a Cause

There is a refugee crisis in the world today. It is almost overwhelming, but as a citizen in our small community of Draper, it can feel like a daunting task to be able to help in tangible way. In the past year, the LDS church has specifically asked its members to find ways of helping. Linda Burton implored members to,…

All For One, One For All

Draper resident Gaile Dupree believes the more engaged our community is in addressing problem behaviors among our youth, the better. “We need to proactively create a safe environment for our kids to not only survive, but thrive,” Dupree says. “It truly takes a village.” Dupree is the Coordinator for Draper Communities That Care (DCTC), a coalition formed to help the…


Want to come face to face with a parole violator? Perhaps be part of a felony? Need to break out of the normal dining routine? Then book a visit to Serving Time Cafe, a little bright spot at the Utah Department of Corrections in Draper, where female inmates serve up generous portions of good cuisine with a dash of humor.…

Daughter Brunch

Draper resident Lisa Bigelow was a remarkable woman. She was a committed wife, a fiercely loyal friend, an adoring grandma and a loving mom to seven children. Many described Bigelow as a vibrant, beautiful woman whose smile lit up the room and whose influence and service were immeasurable.

Hope Amid Homelessness

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Plato