Beat the Heat!

 Article Mimi Darley Dutton | Photography Lindsay Goeckeritz  Summer offers longer hours of daylight and more leisure time, so be sure to take advantage of everything Draper has to offer. Below are our top picks to add to your bucket list this season, all of which are family-friendly and are sure to prevent the kids from whining "I'm bored" all…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the shriveled fingertips … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Draper Days It’s the most fun-filled week of the year for Draper residents with the annual Draper Days community events set for the second week of July.  The rodeo kicks off the festivities the weekend before the official Draper Days. So gussy up your kids’ bikes for the parade, lace up your running shoes for … Continued

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

Outdoor Ambience

 Article and Photography Lindsay Goeckeritz  Under the shady canopy of a towering pine, the atmosphere at The Charleston Draper invites you to sit back, sip an icy drink, and enjoy a delicious meal. Chef Marco Silva creates seasonal dishes that can be served indoors in the charming historic home that houses the restaurant, or at bistro tables in the new…

Workout with A Purpose

 Article Mimi Darley Dutton | Photography Lindsay Goeckeritz  Draper’s CrossFit O.U.R. is CrossFit with a purpose. Located across from Ikea, this gym’s membership fees support Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit that rescues human trafficking victims around the world with a special focus on children. The organization also helps with the capture and prosecution of offenders as well as recovery programs for…

Pub Patio for Sunsets and Parties or a Personalized Private Oasis

 Article Mimi Darley Dutton | Photography Lindsay Goeckeritz  Some seek to socialize and enjoy the ambiance of the Cliff Dining Pub’s patio for eating alfresco and enjoying stunning views and great company. Others dream of creating their own backyard oasis as the Shemwell family did with the help of Summerhays Landscape. Either way, summer is here, and it’s time to get…

Watermelon Pizza

 Article Mimi Darley Dutton | Photography Lindsay Goeckeritz  Summer means sizzling temperatures, so hot that you probably don’t want to turn your oven on — but everyone still needs to eat. So try this cool, healthy and simple recipe for a great snack. Watermelon is hydrating (it’s 91 percent water), low in calories and fat and a great source of…