Homegrown Passion

A guy who designs skateboards by the gut, a realtor who flies his clients around, people who deliver our children then champion them into their future. (Different people.) Educators, investors, beekeepers, local food purveyors, artisans.

Cook Orthodontics Customer Appreciation

Cook Orthodontics hosted their annual customer appreciation event at a private showing of the movie Finding Dory. Giveaways included gift cards, Finding Dory games and toys and even a 50" TV! OrthoFamily.com

Around Town

Hi! My name is Sage Nielsen. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be the new Miss Draper, as it has been my dream for many years. The pageant would not have been possible without the support from Draper City as well as my amazing directors--Lisa Armstrong, Stefani Walker, Maridene Alexander and many others. My first attendant is Hannah Caplin, and…

Bringing Joy Into The World

Melanie Longmore loves her job as Nurse Manager for the Mom/Baby Unit and Special Care Nursery at Riverton Hospital. Her mother and grandmother were both nurses. “It was in my blood,” Longmore said. During nursing school she realized that women’s services and work pertaining to childbirth appealed to her the most.

GoldCoast Skateboards

Not every person in this world is destined for the standard path to success. As Robert Frost once penned, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Brock Harris has taken the road less traveled, but it was the path he was meant to take and it has…

The Buzz on Local Beekeeping

Bees are buzzing in Jared and Cassidee Whatcott’s backyard in ornamental looking bee boxes. They were motivated to keep bees for honey, teach their children to work, and help their garden and fruit tree production. In April they took a beekeeping class, paid the $10 license fee, purchased their boxes, bought bees from IFA and quickly observed their bees building…

Academics, Service and Faith

It’s Friday night and Karen Smith is grading papers at Saint John the Baptist Middle School. Her students nicknamed her the “Fastest Grader in the West” and she’s living up to it. “Kids’ job is school,” says the 8th-grade social studies teacher. “Their grades are what they earn. I want to pay them back as soon as possible.”

Making a Difference for Life

Family is the central focus for the student led Family, Career and Community Leaders of America or FCCLA. More than 202,825 members in 48 states through 12th grade exemplify the motto, “Toward New Horizons,” as part of the curriculum within the school system in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

The Real Estate Aviator

A small regional airport might seem like an odd place to go if you are looking to purchase property, but not if you're meeting Mark Apuna there, a luxury real estate agent with Utah Best Real Estate Team and Century 21 Everest. Apuna could be considered the most unique real estate agent in all of Utah because he likes to…

Avoiding Investment Mistakes

At times it is hard not to think “Is my money working for me?” or, “Am I prepared for retirement?” While most of us may not think about investing on a daily basis, for those that do or should, avoiding investment mistakes can be realized through disciplined financial management. Draper resident Rinar Erickson, CAP®, CFP® is a private wealth manager…

Jordan’s Picks

Harmons Artisan Bread made with Lehi Roller Mills flour Highlander Grogg by Caffe Ibis in Logan