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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.