An Ode to Draper Days

I find that no matter how much my little family travels during the summer, we really like to be home and try to be home for Draper Days. Riding Razor scooters to the parade route, walking over to the park and melting in that afternoon sun while the kids bounce and roll and tumble, finding a food truck to have…

Mural Unveiling at Lone Peak Hospital

The fifth grade class at Draper Elementary created a community mural representing unity, affirmation, healing and love. The mural was unveiled in May and is displayed at Lone Peak Hospital.

Orangetheory Draper Grand Opening

Orange theory Fitness is now open in Draper. They are located at 111 East 13800 South. Head to Draper.OrangetheoryFitness.com to book a free class and see their full schedule.

Corner Canyon High School Chalk Walk

The Chalk Walk is a CCHS tradition that allows students to spend the day outside, decorating the sidewalk outside of the school with depictions of this year's theme, which was album covers. Many of the participants are art students but several do it just for fun.

JOCO Gallery opens its doors on Pioneer Road, next to Cafe Charleston

John Carroll, recently relocated with his family from Palm Springs to Draper, officially opened the doors of JOCO Gallery, the first gallery of fine art located within our community. Carroll, a longtime ceramicist, sculptor, and gallery director, hopes to increase art education and bring attention to local artists' works.

All Part of the Adventure

Europe is often considered a “grown up” vacation of museums, art, and culture. However, after spending three weeks traveling through Germany and portions of The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Austria, it's easy to say that Europe can also be a wonderful family adventure. That said, there are a few things we learned along the way that could smooth some…

Just Keep Swimming!

Kelsie Bowler is 23 years old and has been teaching swim lessons for eight years. She swam competitively starting in the 4th grade and continued through all of high school. She attended Brigham Young University where she took courses such as Teaching Competitive Swimming where she was able to increase her knowledge as an instructor while working towards her bachelors…

Craft & Cocktail

Add a half cup of cucumber slices and 2 tablespoons of basil ribbons to 1 cup of gin.
Refrigerate overnight. 
Strain the gin and reserve 4 ounces. 
Divide ice between two tall glasses. 
Add gin and divide the grapefruit juice 
between glasses. 
Top with ginger beer and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cucumber slices and thinly sliced basil ribbons. 
Enjoy. Cheers!

Corner Canyon—The Crown Jewel of Draper

It’s the variety of trails, from easy, rolling dirt roads to steep, technical terrain that makes it difficult for ultramarathoner and Draper resident John Maack to pin down his favorite trail in Corner Canyon. “I have so many favorites,” says Maack, who steps out his doorstep to a trailhead. For 15 years, he’s run Corner Canyon’s trails four to five…

Like a Boss

Utah Business Week will be held from July 30–August 5. 
For more information, visit UtahBusinessWeek.org This month, students across the state of Utah will have a unique opportunity to further their education and experience in the business field. Utah Business Week, hosted at Utah State University in Logan, is a weeklong program that gives high school students real life business…

The Suburban Falcon

One of the main purposes for banding Kestrels with a colorful band is to allow birdwatchers to “re-sight” them and report to HawkWatch where and when Kestrels were sighted. This information provides valuable data about survival and movement.

DL Transformation Challenge

From Mark Thackeray, Publisher of Draper Lifestyle Magazine, everyone involved on the magazine side, and the other contestants, to the gyms and trainers, Carr says the whole transformation challenge experience was great! She believes the challenge helped showcase all the facilities involved regarding varieties of weight loss and fitness possibilities.