Making a house 
a home.

Afew months ago, my husband spoke to the business school 
 at his alma mater. As I listened to him detail the last 18 years of our life business-wise, I had a matching story for each, but family-wise: how many children we had, what exactly was going on emotionally, and mostly, where we were living. Each memory was encased in…

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.

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.

The Little Things

I am a carpenter, and I got into this business to help people. I fix houses. If your house is broken, flooded, or otherwise destroyed I can fix it back to the way it was. But my favorite thing is to take a house that is just livable and make it into a home where you love to live. Sometimes…

South Valley Floors

It is not always about business for Ryan and Shannon Maxwell, owners of South Valley Floors, on 12896 Pony Express Way in Draper. Although passionate about all avenues of the flooring business, the Maxwell’s also make it a point to do things for the community. They always put an Angel Tree in the store during the holidays, support local efforts…

Five Essential Tips for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Do you feel you need to introduce yourself to your children when you return home from a long day at work? Do they introduce you as "Mrs." when other parents ask who is walking with them? This disconnect from your home life could be a sign your life has fallen off-balance.

Holiday Health

MaryLynn Thomas has been a group fitness instructor for 10 years both here in Utah and in New York City. Her certifications include TRX, Kickboxing, PiYo, Power Spin, and others. She loves spending time with her three children and husband and loves to do anything outdoors. She currently teaches at Treehouse Athletic Club in Draper.

A Haircut with History

Step into Rex’s Barber Shop on Fort Street and there’s a silly clock, its numbers scattered, with the words, “Who cares?” And who should care about time when you get a fascinating history lesson or charming chat included with your haircut?

Secrets From the Past

Ralph Smith lived close to the mountains and each night they could hear blasting from Nancy’s Mine and then they would see two men, usually with gunny sacks of something coming down the mountain. Ralph’s story: “When I was 10 years old I was hiking in Bear Canyon along the stream. It was steep and so much brush I could…

Twists on Tradition

These meatballs are to die for! If there was anything my five-foot tall grandma knew how to do it was cook. Every year about this time, she would make these mouth watering bite-sized morsels for me to munch on. They are a perfect Thanksgiving side dish and offer a hearty option for the non-turkey lovers at the table. The meatballs…

The Perfect 
Thanksgiving

It's in the air. In the cool mornings and again in the chilly evenings, fall is upon us, winter right around the corner. We've put together Halloween costumes and made trick-or-treating plans. Up next on the holiday horizon: Thanksgiving, full of family and food and, when we're lucky, the good friends we choose as family.