On a shelf in our house is an old canister that purports itself to be full of jellybeans, a glossy label promising treats. But it’s a big ol’ trick to the unsuspecting. One twist of the lid and there it is: an explosion of wild crepe covered springs. My four year old finds this prank hilarious always, and has been…

Lone Peak Hospital AirCare Launch

Bright yellow helicopters now fly the skies above the Wasatch Front. Lone Peak Hospital launched of AirCare by unveiling two new, fully equipped helicopters that are among the best high-altitude performing rotary aircraft available today. 

Southeast Valley Baseball Batting Practice

Nearly 250 players enjoyed free batting practice sessions at Draper Park to shake off the rust of a long winter and prepare for player evaluations prior to the start of the season.

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,…

Mountain Biking And More

Utah is well known to the cycling world. Moab has long been considered a premier mountain bike destination. The Tour of Utah is one of the biggest cycling events held in the U.S. In 2008, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (I.M.B.A.) recognized Park City as a Gold-Level Ride Center. People come from all over the world to ride bikes in…

Ciao Bella!

When Draper local Austin Bingham moved to Ohio to work on the campaign of U.S. Representative John Boehner, he did not realize how much it would change his life for the better. One night while country dancing with some friends, he met Christina Rief, a beautiful and ambitious local entrepreneur who owns Wyndrose Stables—a premier dressage facility for horses in Southwest Ohio. 

Run Like a Girl

Local girls in third to eighth grade are gathering after school clad in bright green t-shirts to learn healthy lessons for life, including that of setting and reaching a goal. Meanwhile, they’re gaining confidence with each stride as they run together, all in preparation for completing a 5K at Sugar House Park on May 30.

You Live Where?

"You live where?" This is the question the residents of Draper were asked before the year 1978. To many, Draper was just another town located on the south end of Salt Lake County. The history behind Draper beings in the fall of 1849 when settlers discovered a beautiful cove of approximately 15 square miles. There were four streams in the area…

Safe, Strong, Balanced

The springtime weather has us ready to enjoy outdoor recreation activities. Many look forward to walking, hiking, horseback riding and biking on the bountiful trails Draper has to offer.  However you choose to enjoy the trails, consider doing a little preparation before you head out.

A Sort of Sisterhood

 When did it start and how?  The book club started in 1983 when we were encouraged to start special interest groups as young mothers. Several women are original members, some are newer. Sadly, not all are pictured.  How long have you been together? 

Spring into Summer

Time flies, trends change quickly and another summer is around the corner. Is your wardrobe prepared? Keep on the lookout for these pieces and you'll be ready when June rolls around.

Mother’s Day Gifts

My mother sat the length of this past winter in a chair alongside the hospital bed of her youngest son, my little brother. She and I spent the long days of her bedside vigil texting the time away, across the divide—two states between us and all the unspoken emotion that illness brings. I sent her a link one day to…