J. Brooks Jewelers Opens Second Location

J. Brooks Jewelers opened up their second location at 1791 West Traverse Parkway in Lehi. The celebration included a trunk show and featured designs from Roberto Coin and Bell & Ross. JBrooksJewelers.com

Grand Opening for Spavia Day Spa

Spavia offers a wellness program designed for guests who want to improve their physical health and peace of mind, and to relax, escape and thrive. Spavia Day Spa is now open at 10262 State Street Suite A in Sandy. Check it out at SpaviaDaySpa.com

Mural Unveiling at Lone Peak Hospital

The fifth grade class at Draper Elementary created a community mural representing unity, affirmation, healing and love. The mural was unveiled in May and is displayed at Lone Peak Hospital.

Orangetheory Draper Grand Opening

Orange theory Fitness is now open in Draper. They are located at 111 East 13800 South. Head to Draper.OrangetheoryFitness.com to book a free class and see their full schedule.

Corner Canyon High School Chalk Walk

The Chalk Walk is a CCHS tradition that allows students to spend the day outside, decorating the sidewalk outside of the school with depictions of this year's theme, which was album covers. Many of the participants are art students but several do it just for fun.

JOCO Gallery opens its doors on Pioneer Road, next to Cafe Charleston

John Carroll, recently relocated with his family from Palm Springs to Draper, officially opened the doors of JOCO Gallery, the first gallery of fine art located within our community. Carroll, a longtime ceramicist, sculptor, and gallery director, hopes to increase art education and bring attention to local artists' works.

Third Annual AMAR Refugee Gala

AMAR is a charitable organization that helps refugees and displaced persons in the middle east, and is sponsored by Towne Storage. To help please follow AMAR U.S. on Facebook or check out their web page, AMARFoundation.org.
 Photos by Pointe Digital. Photos provided and owned by AMAR U.S.

Miss Draper Scholarship Pageant and Miss Draper’s Outstanding Teen 2017

On April 29, community members gathered to celebrate and crown 2017's Miss Draper and Miss Draper Outstanding Teen. Photos by BiaPhotography.com or on Instagram bia.photography01

Porsche Lehi Unveils New 2017 Porsche Panamera

Porsche Lehi hosted an unveiling reception of the new Porsche Panamera. Porsche Lehi is the fastest growing Porsche dealership in Utah and is located at 3425 North Digital Drive. PorscheLehi.com

The Celebration Project

The Celebration Project, a local non-profit charity which provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters, celebrated its first birthday at the Draper Chick-fil-A. With 50 parties currently on their 2017 roster, seven corporate partners, 20+ sponsors, and 500+ volunteers the charity has grown significantly in just one year. TheCelebrationProject.org

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Shark Tank

Thirteen businesses presented their plans to a panel of eight judges. The top winners were Olivia Berhan, of Draper, Brad Wilcox, of Riverton, and Ava Henderson, of Sandy. To read more about our local winner, head to Around Town on page 14.

Pilates Revolution’s “Healthy Eating on a Budget”

On March 23, Pilates Revolution & Fitness, ISE Training and Sanctuary Development Group presented "Heatlhy Eating on a Budget" with featured speaker Mackenzie McCleery. The purpose of the seminar was to educate people on how you CAN feed your family healthy, delicious and nutritious meals AND stay on a budget.

NYC COPA Tour

Students from Utah COPA traveled to New York City to participate in Manhattan Concert Productions 25th Anniversary staging of "Crazy For You" at Lincoln Center, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. COPA is located at the Old School, 12441 S 900 East and offers classes in singing and dance. Company audtions May 20. UtahCOPA.com

Draper Lifestyle’s Transformation Challenge Kick-Off

The Draper Lifestyle's first annual New Year, New You Transformation Challenge for the community officially began with a launch party at the Day Barn in January. Seven contestants were chosen to be paired up with a personal trainer and be professionally coached for 90 days. To follow along, visit DraperChallenge.com.

Summit Academy Junior High College Week

SAJH sponsored college week from November 14-22. Students wore college gear and pledged to be college bound. Daily activities for K-8th grade included a BYU/UtahPenny War and raised $2, 242.57 for Labor of Love--an organization 
that provides education and supplies to those who need it in Mexico.

CCHS Mountain Bikers Give Back

The Corner Canyon Mountain Bike team, along with family members, held a service project for Alta View Hospital. They compiled several hundred 'overnight kits' for people who spend the night in the waiting room of the hospital, hoping to make them comfortable. Kits for kids included toiletries, crossword puzzles, and coloring activities.

Cliff Dining Pub Grand Opening

The Cliff Dining Pub, a longtime favorite restaurant of Draper residents, celebrated their Grand Opening December 2. 
Formerly The Cliff House Gastropub, a new ownership group brings a revitalized atmosphere, revamped menu and an emphasis on personalized first class service.

The Piano Place Winterfest Formal Recital

The Piano Place, located on Fort Street, hosted their students at the first annual Winterfest Formal Recital. The event spanned over three days with 12 recitals and included a red carpet, professional photographer, a popcorn machine and some of the best musical talent Draper has to offer. ThePianoPlaceUtah.com

Pilates Revolution Grand Opening Celebration

Pilates Revolution celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting celebration. Owners Stephanie and Ethan Smith created "a beautiful space that is easily accessible and affordable, where the community can enjoy a variety of exercise modalities including the pilates that [they] love." PilatesRevolution.com

Piper & Scoot Grand Opening

The owners of Piper & Scoot feel lucky to have bought the historic building at 892 E. 12300 South, to restore and 
repurpose it to become the home to their first retail location. This fall, they hosted the Draper community with a grand 
opening celebration. Photos by Jordy B Photography

Running4Refugees

Draper families raised local and global support of the world refugee crisis on September 9. Running4Refugees participants learned how to volunteer locally, ate cuisine from refugee food vendors, shopped at a local refugee market and ran to raise funds for the AMAR Foundation’s life rebuilding work in the Middle East.

Trilogy Medical Center’s Third Anniversary

Trilogy's third anniversary was an occasion to celebrate their amazing clients and patients. It was full of glamour, music, food, fun and the most amazing deals of the year. TrilogyMedicalCenter.com

Persnickety Clothing Headband Making Party

Persnickety Clothing and Millie’s Princess Foundation hosted a headband making party in September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The aim? To “celebrate the beautiful girls who have lost their hair while battling the cancer monster.” PersnicketyClothing.com MilliesPrincessFoundation.org

Relay for Life

On Memorial Day, the Outlets at Traverse mountain hosted the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Kick-off Party. Relay for Life-Utah County and the American Cancer Society assist those families touched by cancer. The party included Willie the Wolverine from UVU, The Orem Owlz and entertainment, Bonne Nuit. Relay.ACSEvents.org OutletsAtTraverseMountain.com

Utah COPA Workshops

Three-time Best of State winner, Utah COPA opens a new location at the Dream Factory in Draper this month. In August, COPA hosted free workshops for local youth. Schedule a free class at UtahCOPA.com.

Manwill Plumbing and Heating Summer 
Employee Appreciation Party

Manwill Plumbing and Heating had their Summer Employee Appreciation Party at South Mountain Park. Employees enjoyed dinner, movie and a raffle with gift cards and prizes donated by the vendors who provide the plumbing and HVAC parts and equipment that they install in homes and businesses throughout the valley. Manwill.net

Throwback to 1976: Draper Elementary’s Beginnings

Draper Elementary is celebrating its 40th birthday this month. For a more detailed article about the move to the new school, head to Tamara Uzelac Hall's take on it, on page 10.

Cook Orthodontics Customer Appreciation

Cook Orthodontics hosted their annual customer appreciation event at a private showing of the movie Finding Dory. Giveaways included gift cards, Finding Dory games and toys and even a 50" TV! OrthoFamily.com

Miss Draper and Miss Draper Outstanding 
Teen Pageant

Miss Draper and Miss Draper Outstanding Teen were crowned in May. --- took home the title of Miss Draper, 
and Rachel Parkinson walked away Miss Draper Outstanding Teen.

Century 21 Fine Homes and Estates Conference

Denet Grampp and Everest Realty Group put on the Fine Homes and Estates Conference at the lovely Cottonwood Club 
in May. The conference featured both speakers and delicious food, including a local favorite: an assortment of cookies 
from The Fix. C21Everest.com

Action Team Utah’s Shred It Event

On May 14, Action Team Utah hosted their Second Annual "Shred It" event with street tacos from a local food truck and an on site shred truck capable of shredding everything from the smallest receipt to cardboard boxes! ActionTeamUtah.com

South Valley Harley-Davidson Custom Paint Showdown

The 12th Annual South Valley Harley-Davidson Custom Paint Show featured some of Utah's finest custom painters. 
The event featured live music, great food, good fun and prize drawings, including the grand prize--a custom 
motorcycle paint job. SouthValleyHarleyDavidson.com

The Wentworth at Draper Hard Hat Tour

The Wentworth at Draper Assisted Living hosted a Hard Hat event in April. Several people from the industry came out to enjoy tacos and gift basket donations from Lighten Home Health and Hospice, Tender Care Home Health and Hospice, 
Active Home Health and Excel Rehab Therapy. WentworthAtDraper.com

DVAF Graduating Seniors Art Competition

Judged by a panel of artists, winners were named for the Graduating Seniors Art Competition, sponsored by the Draper Visual Arts Foundation, at an art show on April 28. Grand Prize went to Alexus Brazil from Hillcrest for "Afternoon Change Up." All winning artists were awarded cash scholarships. DraperVisualArts.org

Precision Dance Center Daddy Daughter Dance

Girls and their dads dressed up for "A Night Under the Stars" on April 16. With dancing, food and games--including prizes for the duos that won the three legged race and limbo contest. The girls looked beautiful and the dads wowed with impressive moves on the dance floor! PrecisionDanceUT.com

Draper Elementary Art Gala

A successful 40th Birthday Celebration and Arts Gala was held at Draper Elementary in March. Featuring art work by all 
students, the event was sponsored by Lone Peak Hospital and The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Legacy Foundation. 
For more info, BTSALP.com and Friends.ArtworksForKids.org. Photography by Elisa Posey

Chasing Cupid 5K

The third annual Chasing Cupid 5K was held February 13 at Gardner Village. Racers were encouraged to catch cupid 
and his entourage, and especially lucky racers were "struck" with an arrow, which won them a prize. 
For more events like this, visit LonePeakEvents.com.

Draper Lifestyle Giveaway Winners

Draper Lifestyle is on Facebook and always giving away freebies donated from around town! To join the party and win cool things every month, head to DraperLifestyle.com and like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/DraperLifestyle.

DAC Presents The Music Man

The Music Man, the six-time Tony Award winning musical by Meredith Willson, marched into Corner Canyon High School 
Auditorium February 26 to March 5. For more information on Draper Arts Council and upcoming shows, 
visit DraperArtsCouncil.org.

Vive Juicery Grand Opening

Vive Juicery celebrated their recent grand opening at 129 E. 13800 South with a ribbon cutting and food and services from several fellow local businesses, including Salsa Queen, Lunchbox Waxing Salon, Even Stevens, and Mamachari Kombucha.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Locals braved the freezing temperatures and enjoyed an evening of singers, Santa, cookies and hot cocoa as the willow tree was illuminated and the holiday season became official.

Draper Lifestyle Facebook Giveaways

Our December winners from our monthly Facebook giveaways. To join the party and win cool things every month, 
head to DraperLifestyle.com and like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/DraperLifestyle.

Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies

Draper Senior Center held its annual fundraiser event that showcases the seniors’ handmade pottery bowls that, 
once purchased, are filled with soup. All fundraiser proceeds go to the center to assist in funding its programs.

Haunted Hollow

Galena Park played host to the spookiest Halloween party in Draper!

South Willow Artist Group Annual Show

South Willow Artist Group (SWAG) hosted its 2nd Annual Art Show in September and showcased 
the work of several Draper artists.

Utah’s Got Dance!

The amphitheater hosted dancers from local colleges, universities, dance companies and high schools in a 
dazzling dance spectacular.

Safety Day

Draper Park played host to helicopters, go karts, inflatables, fire engines, horses and safety-related and emergency preparedness booths as families enjoyed a fun August evening learning about safe and healthy lifestyles in our community.

Draper Jam

Draper Jam was a free concert held August 22 that featured several local bands including the Utah State Battle of the Bands winner from Corner Canyon High School. Photography by Alessia Cameron

Draper Days

Families, friends, residents and neighbors came out in droves to celebrate Draper Days. The two days were full of fun and included an amazing array of activities, entertainment and vendors.

Miss Draper and Miss Draper’s Outstanding Teen Pageant

Nine of Draper’s most talented, intelligent and motivated young women competed in the pageant in June at Corner Canyon High School. The evening was filled with gorgeous gowns and entertaining talents including singing, dancing and tae kwon do.