Draper is my Muse

May marks Draper Lifestyle magazine’s first birthday. Which means we’ve been around for a year. 
A WHOLE YEAR. And what a year!

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

Around Town

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory, addressed a rapt audience of 800 science enthusiasts at a public event hosted by Juan Diego Catholic High School on March 13. Consolmagno, who was appointed by Pope Francis in 2015, said “Being a Jesuit brother doesn’t only mean I get to do wonderful science. It means that I get to be…

The Fitzgerald Log Cabin

On the south side of Pioneer Road, directly across the street from the TRAX stop, is Pioneer Square, a small historic center for the city. On the corner is the Fitzgerald brick home that now houses the Chamber of Commerce and on the other end is the Day Barn, which can be rented for special occasions and such. Nestled in…

Draper Librarian 4-1-1

I became a librarian because I like books and working with people. My favorite books are “The Shape of Mercy” by Susan Meissner, “Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging” by Louise Rennison and “Wednesday Wars” by Gary Schmidt. I must like books about spunky characters in a historical setting, because that describes both of these recommended books: “The Evolution of Calpurnia…

Triton Terrace Offers Upscale Living At Affordable Prices

Rick Killpack has lived in places such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Denver before moving to Draper. He raves that Utah is “the most beautiful place aesthetically” while he describes Draper as, “a clean, friendly, safe community.” Killpack found the perfect place to hang his hat in Draper’s new Triton Terrace located just off the Bangerter Parkway.

Where Do You Hide Your Treats?

The witching hour at our house is about two hours before dinner. It is also about the time that I sneak off to my ingenuous hiding spot to retrieve a much needed treat. Hey, with six kids, I have earned it! It might be some cheap, hard candy, a cherished cookie, or maybe a Diet Dr. Pepper. Like any astute…

How Smart Home Technology Will Eliminate the Need for Keys

Dustin Brohm is a father, realtor, blogger, smart home expert, and founder of SearchSaltLake.com, a website and blog educating home buyers and sellers in Draper and throughout the Salt Lake City area. Connect with him on Facebook, Google+, Snapchat, etc. Technology is changing our world every day. We’re just beginning to wrap our heads around the countless things the internet…

Making Family Dinner More Than Just Food

Family dinner has been somewhat put on the back burner with our busy schedules of extracurricular activities, long work hours and so much to do. I recently listened to a talk radio program about family dinners and was intrigued with a thought shared that children can learn more vocabulary from family dinner conversations than they can from an adult reading…