The Art of Staying Close to Home

I am constantly beguiled by Trip Advisor. Hipmunk tempts too, and alerts set to destinations all over the world fill my inbox on a weekly basis and get me sidetracked and dreamy about vacations—dreamy about a simple “somewhere else.”

Miss Draper and Miss Draper Outstanding 
Teen Pageant

Miss Draper and Miss Draper Outstanding Teen were crowned in May. --- took home the title of Miss Draper, 
and Rachel Parkinson walked away Miss Draper Outstanding Teen.

Century 21 Fine Homes and Estates Conference

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.

Action Team Utah’s Shred It Event

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!

South Valley Harley-Davidson Custom Paint Showdown

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.

Around Town

Civil War scenes came to life at Draper Park Middle School on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend as eighth grade students hosted the school’s annual Civil War Camp Day. Shouts of “Ready, aim, fire!” and “Forward, march!” were heard along with the sounds of cannons and guns being fired in the field behind the school where Confederate and Union…

Glamping at Conestoga Ranch

Set on a pristine hillside overlooking the immense, unending blue of Bear Lake, Conestoga Ranch is what happened when five guys took their love of the beautiful Garden City area and combined it with a desire to bring “glamping” to Utah.

Style By Dani’s Packing Picks

Dani Slaugh is a certified image consultant, personal stylist, blogger and local Draperite. You can find her at Who wants to lug around a heavy bag while on vacation? Packing efficiently is all about great planning. The set below includes enough pieces for dressy or casual occasions, warm days, cool nights and 12-15 different outfit options. You may even…

Outlets at Traverse Mountain’s Sure-Fire Plan for Back-to-School Shopping

Heading back to school brings enough to worry about, both for parents and students.While your kids are hoping for that certain teacher, classes with their friends and just the right clothes, you are wondering about finding the best back-to-school deals, saving time and energy, and if you will have the stamina to make it to the finish line. Conveniently located…

Draper Parks and Rec

It's safe to say if you live in Draper that you have visited one of our city's many parks. With 39 parks in Draper and countless trails, it's almost impossible not to take advantage of these numerous open spaces. There is a lot of work that goes into these parks and trails including the maintenance of the baseball diamonds at…

Dynamic Duos

There’s power and then there’s horsepower. Horsepower is Dean and Red, two magnificent Belgian draft horses, hooked to a sled loaded down with over seven tons—and pulling that load nine and a half feet.

Draper Days Parade

The annual Draper Days Parade attracts thousand of spectators as it winds its way along historic Fort Street in the center of the city. There are marching bands, floats, antique cars, dancers, singers and much more; a copious menagerie of quirkiness and hometown flair that celebrates Draper and the people that make this community a fantastic place to live.

A Quick Staycation Up North

Two summers ago we found ourselves in need of a quick, last minute get away. Summer was at full tilt and, with two teenagers and two under the age of seven, mom needed a break! After haphazardly putting together a plan and with almost no expectations, we decided to head north to Honeyville, Utah. We packed up in one day…