Music to My Ears

Have you heard this one? Kids! I don't know what's wrong with these kids today! Kids! Who can understand anything they say? Kids!

Relay for Life

On Memorial Day, the Outlets at Traverse mountain hosted the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Kick-off Party. Relay for Life-Utah County and the American Cancer Society assist those families touched by cancer. The party included Willie the Wolverine from UVU, The Orem Owlz and entertainment, Bonne Nuit.

Utah COPA Workshops

Three-time Best of State winner, Utah COPA opens a new location at the Dream Factory in Draper this month. In August, COPA hosted free workshops for local youth. Schedule a free class at

Manwill Plumbing and Heating Summer 
Employee Appreciation Party

Manwill Plumbing and Heating had their Summer Employee Appreciation Party at South Mountain Park. Employees enjoyed dinner, movie and a raffle with gift cards and prizes donated by the vendors who provide the plumbing and HVAC parts and equipment that they install in homes and businesses throughout the valley.

October 2016 Around Town

In the 2015 opening football game against Pleasant Grove, recent CCHS grad Cam Forte broke his femur and had every intention of coming back. The star running back, punter and linebacker had the biggest schools, like Oregon and Michigan, recruiting him. His football prospects were bright. The injury required surgery and a disappointed Cam healed slower than he had hoped.…

Kids Who Rock

In 2009 Jared Barney founded Rock University Guitar School in Draper with the desire to pass on the gift of guitar to others. “Our program is designed to not just teach guitar, it is designed to develop confidence and self-esteem in each student," states Jared. It was with this idea in mind that “Rock U Live” was born. “We wanted…

An Unlikely Ute Walk-on

On October 24, 2015, Mackay Dunn sat in the stands at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum watching the Utah Utes get thumped by USC, ending their run at a perfect season. But Dunn was not upset, he was inspired. He had been avidly following the Utes every game and at that moment he had an epiphany. He knew he could…

Draper Track and Field

Around 150 local kids took advantage of a visionary new athletic program this summer. Draper Track and Field held its inaugural season at the Corner Canyon High School track, exposing kids ages eight to 14 to a wide variety of track and field events. For eight weeks, kids rotated through pole vault, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus, javelin…

The Asian Beauty

The night before Halloween meant one thing at our suburban New Jersey home. My mom brought her Japanese lantern inside. Every other day of the year, it stood outside like an exotic beauty basking in the sun. Constructed of three pieces of cast iron, the pedestal lantern had a large compartment for a candle, secured by a small latch. Its…