Giving Thanks

It’s hard not to think immediately of food when you think of Thanksgiving (in fact, it’s hard for me not to think about food all the time). But I have to say that Thanksgiving is right at the top of the list of favorite holidays, alongside Independence Day. There is no better time to take a moment and reflect on…


Draper families raised local and global support of the world refugee crisis on September 9. Running4Refugees participants learned how to volunteer locally, ate cuisine from refugee food vendors, shopped at a local refugee market and ran to raise funds for the AMAR Foundation’s life rebuilding work in the Middle East.

Trilogy Medical Center’s Third Anniversary

Trilogy's third anniversary was an occasion to celebrate their amazing clients and patients. It was full of glamour, music, food, fun and the most amazing deals of the year.

Persnickety Clothing Headband Making Party

Persnickety Clothing and Millie’s Princess Foundation hosted a headband making party in September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The aim? To “celebrate the beautiful girls who have lost their hair while battling the cancer monster.”

November 2016 Around Town

Families wanting to do something different and fun in combatting against time on electronic devices may find the perfect solution at the elite Table Tennis Training and Event Center in West ValleyT With six competition tables and three robotic tables, open league play, championship tournaments, lessons and memberships for all ages from novice to serious players, many train here to…

Building Upon a Vision

The proverbial phrase, “It takes a village,” supports the idea of a community meeting all of a child’s needs. For both children and adults, this idealistic type of kinship can be experienced at Gardner Village. The property was initially settled by the reputably industrious, Archibald Gardner. Gardner emigrated from Scotland as one of the original Mormon pioneers with the first…

Deserving Of A Salute

Charles Keller has a gift for giving. While out and about in Draper—which is often—the 95-year-old resident carries a pocket full of boondoggles. To everyone he meets, he offers a hand-woven boondoggle—the nickname for a zipper-pull used on jackets or key chains.

Corner Canyon High Presents West Side Story

West Side Story, a musical take on one of the greatest love stories of all time, will be featured at Corner Canyon High School in Draper on November 17, 18, 19 and 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the CCHS Auditorium. This timeless classic tells the story of a modern day Romeo and Juliet who are involved in rival New York…

An Unorthodox Trip to North Korea

Draper resident Troy Lewis is a married father of three kids, CPA, adjunct professor at BYU, and a travel hobbyist. For the sake of traveling itself, Lewis visited communist North Korea, officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in April, 2013. The ultimate adventurer, Troy booked a tour through the DPRK, the only legal means for a tourist…

Our Summer in Rio

For our 20th wedding anniversary, I decided to surprise my husband with an epic trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I made all the reservations myself, only to find out with a few weeks to spare that we needed travel visas to go there. What?!? It can take months to get a visa, so in the end, the closest we…