Day: June 30, 2010

News

Utah Valley entrepreneurs go international through Etsy

Since Etsy emerged on the Internet in 2005, it has grown into a diverse online marketplace  where creators and collectors of homemade, handmade and vintage items can indulge their particular interests. “Handmade is cooler and funkier,” said Alyssa Udall, who runs a jewelry shop called Chewlry on Etsy. “You can find totally unique things that […]

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Staff Infection: What do you wish you could buy locally, but can’t?

Lightsabers. -David Self Newlin, editor-in-chief I really wish I could get local citrus fruits. Everyone always tells me how good they are fresh from the orchard. Apparently it’s a completely different experience from the ones at the grocery store. -Nadia Ashtawy, assistant features editor Weed. Baby turtles. -Rob Steffen, senior video producer French cheese. You can’t […]

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What could have happened: Red Butte Canyon oil spill stops short of Great Salt Lake

While extensive oil removal efforts are taking place in response to the oil spill in Red Butte Canyon caused by Chevron, a primary concern is that the spill may leak into the Great Salt Lake and damage the surrounding ecosystem. Due to recently taken precautionary efforts,  this possibility seems relatively low. According to tests conducted […]

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Candidates for Senate

The Republican primary elections for Utah’s opening senate seat will be held on June 22. Democratic candidate Sam Granato was chosen over Christopher Stout after the convention in May. The main election will be in November. Bob Bennet (incumbent, Republican) Economy and taxes: low taxes; restrained federal spending Energy: fossil fuels should be used as […]

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The Wedding Singer is bright, fresh: HCT produces live musical remake of the movie

Hale Centre Theatre is currently running its production of THE WEDDING SINGER, a Broadway musical based on the 1998 film starring Adam Sandler. From the moment the multilevel, revolving Plexiglas stage lights up from beneath the floorboards, an energetic cast keeps the energy moving and doesn’t stop until the final bows during which they are […]

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Events Calendar June 21-July 4

Monday June 21 Festivals: LEHI ROUND-UP CELEBRATION—Visit lehicity.com for a complete list of events and their locations. Music: AMERICAN FORK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES—7 p.m. at the Amphitheater at Quail Cove 851 E. 700 N. American Fork. Visit afcity.org or call 801-763-3081. Free Music: OPEN MIC NIGHT—7 p.m. at Muse Music, 151 N. University Ave., Provo. […]

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Think globally, drink locally

Are you a socially conscious swiller of hooch? Do you dream of a day in which getting nicely blotto will somehow be beneficial for Burma? Do you give giant trash bags full of your empties to the less fortunate, so that they can collect more nickels from the recycling center? Most of all, do you […]

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An interview with an artist

A benefit of buying local is that you get to know the people providing your product. Jess Mikel, a vendor at the Provo Farmer’s Market, runs Yours Truly Dear with Darci Gardner. The V: Do you use locally made materials to make your product? Jess Mikel: Some of our materials are locally made. Or at […]

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Other local markets

PG Promenade The Pleasant Grove Promenade, which boasts itself as more than just a farmers market, focuses not only on produce, but on boutiques, live music and activities for children. In the heart of Pleasant Grove, a city proud of how it treats families, the Promenade brings a sense of community and relaxation. Fees for […]

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Provo Farmer’s Market: The best way to buy local

A sushi chef from Seattle moves to Provo to take a break and cooks chicken satay in the open air. A man taught by his father in Austria to bake quality breads immigrates to Utah and sells about a dozen different types of loaves. A woman allergic to the chemical used to treat clothing dyes […]

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