January 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Publishing lead times mean that as I write this, the leaves are almost finished falling but the sun is still shining and the sky is a brilliant cloudless blue. It is, quite frankly, just gorgeous. I know this sky exists in January, but sometimes it’s hard to see.

The Piano Place Winterfest Formal Recital

The Piano Place, located on Fort Street, hosted their students at the first annual Winterfest Formal Recital. The event spanned over three days with 12 recitals and included a red carpet, professional photographer, a popcorn machine and some of the best musical talent Draper has to offer. ThePianoPlaceUtah.com

Pilates Revolution Grand Opening Celebration

Pilates Revolution celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting celebration. Owners Stephanie and Ethan Smith created "a beautiful space that is easily accessible and affordable, where the community can enjoy a variety of exercise modalities including the pilates that [they] love." PilatesRevolution.com

The Appeal of the Fat Bike

This winter consider leaving your skis or board in the garage and head to the mountains for a ride on a fat bike instead. In the last ten years, fat biking has grown in popularity as the bike industry’s fastest growing trend. Fat biking is a year around activity as the beefed up width of the tires allow for better…

January 2017 Around Town

Not every high school student can say they were blessed with an eagle wing before performing a rain dance with a Ute Elder and Spiritual Leader, but a group of Canyons District students will never forget the experience they had doing just that in October.

There’s a New Coach in Town!

Taylor Dunn Dahl, age 24, may be the newest head varsity coach for Corner Canyon Girls Lacrosse, but she is a long-time resident of Draper. 
In 2010 she graduated from Alta High School where she lettered in lacrosse all four years. While growing up, Dahl tried almost every sport, but when she entered high school, she "dropped all sports at…

The Path to Wellness

Wellness is not only a state of good health, it is a state of wellbeing. We can find a little acceptance for the things we cannot change and make small steps towards the things we can change. By changing our diets, exercising more, and adding a little more time to our workout routine, we can make changes in how we…

A Simple Solution for Girl Power

The Draper team of Days for Girls meets the third Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Steeplechase Ward House, 13350 S. 1750 East. The group is nondenominational, nonprofit and volunteer led. They are currently looking for a business to donate space for a permanent place to work and store materials, said Days for Girls team organizer Julie Murray.…

African Hipster

An awakening, that is an accurate way to describe the musical journey of Alex Boyé, the African pop YouTube sensation, south Salt Lake valley resident, and married father of five children. Born in London, England to Nigerian parents, Boyé had a tough childhood. He never knew his father and when he was 12, his mother left him to go back…

Warm Up This Winter

Chloe, Nicole and Lauren are a Charger, a Beetdigger and a Hawk, respectively. They show us how (and where!) they escape the cold with good friends and yummy drinks.