If you live here, you tend to love it here.

This is made plain in how the city expands, and roads widen and new neighborhoods spring up overnight. Even the original Draperites who were born here seem to stay their whole lives, parceling the land they grew up on to make room for new neighbors. Yep, Draper is the place people want to be.

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.

Around Town

After much demand, Draper Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer this new program in April and May of 2016, with registration running from January 4 to March 4. The season will include two games per week, an eight game regular season, uniform, pictures, bats and helmets and a free Skills Clinic taught by Corner Canyon High School Coach Garrett.…

Connect As A Family Through Fitness

In the chilly predawn atop the 10,023-foot Haleakala volcano on Maui, brothers Kellen and Blake Hullinger walked in silence. As the sun rose, the stillness was broken by a group of native Hawaiians chanting a welcome to the new day. “It was breathtaking. We felt so in the moment. We weren’t caring about our video games … we were just…

Treehouse Athletic Club

Small town and home grown is an apt description of the Treehouse Athletic Club (TAC). Since 1998, it has been an important part of Draper. The club is a gathering place for residents and a leader in healthy and active living. When it opened, 60% of the members had never ever been a part of a fitness club and now…

Dr. Moody and Biorestoration

Biorestoration Medical Clinic and Spa is the place to go for a whole body makeover in Utah. The visionary Dr. Robert Moody and his wife Stacey opened the clinic in 2004 with the goal of turning back the clock on aging. A doctor of osteopathy trained in cosmetic surgery and anti-aging, Moody had an incredible array of experience that enabled…

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…

Newton’s Book News

If You're a Robot and You Know It, by David A. Carter, is another winner from a favorite pop-up engineer. This delightful book is a tribute to the familiar song, "If You're Happy and You Know It" and can easily be sung to the tune but with lyrics about this musical robot. It begins, "If you're a robot and you…

An Explosive Tradition

The celebration actually begins in early December at Christmastime, as they gather together as a family to carefully and creatively fabricate elaborate gingerbread houses. Each member designs his or her own gingerbread masterpiece, taking care to make the structure sound. Literally hours are spent as blocks of gingerbread are stacked and cemented together with sticky white frosting. Peppermints, gum drops,…