Like A Girl

Fighting like a girl. Running like a girl. Throwing like a girl. I think in this day and age, we can all laugh in the face of those once-slurred notions suggesting something negative. Having two glorious and strong daughters of my own, I appreciate when things are done “like a girl.” And that includes dreaming. In “Permission to Dream,” local…

The Celebration Project

The Celebration Project, a local non-profit charity which provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters, celebrated its first birthday at the Draper Chick-fil-A. With 50 parties currently on their 2017 roster, seven corporate partners, 20+ sponsors, and 500+ volunteers the charity has grown significantly in just one year.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Shark Tank

Thirteen businesses presented their plans to a panel of eight judges. The top winners were Olivia Berhan, of Draper, Brad Wilcox, of Riverton, and Ava Henderson, of Sandy. To read more about our local winner, head to Around Town on page 14.

Pilates Revolution’s “Healthy Eating on a Budget”

On March 23, Pilates Revolution & Fitness, ISE Training and Sanctuary Development Group presented "Heatlhy Eating on a Budget" with featured speaker Mackenzie McCleery. The purpose of the seminar was to educate people on how you CAN feed your family healthy, delicious and nutritious meals AND stay on a budget.

May 2017 Around Town

Manwill Plumbing and Heating received the UBIC Annual M7 award for the Best Company Safety Program-Large Business. Utah Business Insurance Company (UBIC) has an annual “Magnificent 7” (or M7) Awards Ceremony that honors policy holders, business partners and insurance professionals for excellence in their fields. The awards are split into two categories, one for safety and the other for insurance.

Watch out for MMEND

Tired of the mainstream music scene and the same old stuff that all sounds like a copycat on your playlists? Ready to immerse yourself in something that actually sounds original and leaves you wanting more? Good news: MMEND recently joined the local band scene and is providing music that will get your blood pumping and is like nothing you’ve heard,…

Deep Draper Roots

Visit Summerhays website at or call them at 801-571-8713 to request a free quote and chat about your vision for your yard. Ryan Summerhays grew up in Draper and remembers when the town was primarily made up of farms and horse property. He has watched the evolution of Draper from wide-open spaces to the growing city that it is…

A Good Catch

As soon as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” comes on, Jamie Jackson positions herself up front, checks out the gals beside her and gets ready to jump and catch the bridal bouquet. That’s Jackson’s modus operandi, and it’s paid off. The longtime Draper resident holds the Guinness World Record for most bridal bouquets caught—a total of 50. She calls herself the “Bouquet…

Mother’s Day Picks by J. Brooks Jewelers

Surprise her this Mother’s Day with something truly spectacular. From delicate stackable rings, bracelets and pendants, to a pair of classic diamond stud earrings, J. Brooks Jewelers has the perfect gift for every budget. Find a sentimental and personalized gift, with an engravable or initial pendant, or discover elegant and feminine swiss made time pieces from Bell & Ross and…

Something Different for Mom this Mother’s Day

This year gather local ingredients and cook for mom!

Permission to Dream

Calendar a few minutes to check out some of the organizations and opportunities highlighted by The Refugee Connection at at Follow their Facebook page and download the Serve Refugees App to view the most current needs.