People of Provo:
Robbie and Caitlin Connolly

Hello fellow Provonians! It’s a new year and with it comes new projects and new ideas. One of which, is our “People of Provo” film series that we teamed up with The Orange Tie Affair to create. Wondering what exactly that is? Well, let us tell you! Basically, every other month we will be introducing you to various amazing people that make our city so awesome. Having them share why they came to our fine city of Provo and what they love most about it… two things we all have in common here!

So, to kick things off properly, our first People of Provo (or should we say POP individuals?) are husband and wife duo Robbie and Caitlin Connolly – truly some of the most incredible and influential people in Provo’s art and music scene. 

Hope you enjoy!

Michelle and Natashia
The Mumsy Blog

People of Provo Robbie and Caitlin from Joel R. Alba on Vimeo.

Funeral Services for Stephen A. Hales

Screenshot 2015-01-21 11.02.06The funeral services for Stephen A. Hales will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Provo East Stake Center located at 667 N 600 E, Provo. There will be a viewing that morning just prior to the service from 9:30-10:45 at the same location. There will also be a viewing Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Berg Mortuary located at 185 E Center Street, Provo.

A Cut Above the Rest

I’ve been bragging about the downtown restaurant scene for five years but it has only recently dawned on me that our downtown also has equally impressive places to cut men’s hair. In fact, like our restaurants, I’m ready to lay it up against any other place in Utah. Within a few short blocks I’ve counted 7 places to get a great haircut. I’ve been working on visiting all of them and documenting my visit. After months I’m not even half way through the list but I’ve already had some incredible haircuts. Check out the video above to see a quick …

Godspeed Stephen

My heart is heavy today. I received word a few hours ago that a member of our municpal council Stephen Hales has passed away this morning in his home. Stephen was a long-time business man and civic servant. I feel that everyone knew Stephen from one interaction or another and no one could ever share anything but positive remarks about him. His contributions as a tireless advocate for downtown-related issues will be sorely missed. Godspeed Stephen.

Provo #2 for best housing market to invest in 2015

Provo has been ranked #2 best housing market to invest in 2015 by Forbes! Forbes teamed up with Local Market Monitor, a North Carolina-based data company that tracks home prices and economic factors to find 2015’s top 20 housing markets to invest in this year. According to Forbes, now might be a good time to think about buying a house to hold for the long-term. Because of Provo’s strong population, job growth, and relatively low home prices, Provo offers good opportunities for investment. Check out more of the ranking here »

The Socialist Web Series

Looking for a fun new Youtube channel to start watching? Check out The Socialist – an office based comedy which takes place right here in Provo! The Socialist follows lovable, yet socially awkward, Laurie Timple (Olivia Ostler), who is in need of a job. She’s a sub-par writer who knows nothing about computers thanks to her technology fearing, animal rights activist’s parents (Clinton Coltin and Janice Williams). Through a turn of events, including an oil spill in the Great Salt Lake and a freak crocodile attack, she finds herself hired at a social media marketing company becoming, “The Socialist.” Getting the job …

Provo #7 Best Commuter City

Provo has been ranked #7 for Best Commuter City in Utah by Obrella.com. To determine the ranking, Obrella analyzed traffic data from the most recent survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau, considering only Utah cities whose population exceeded 7,500. Provo has earned an excellent reputation for being a great place to launch a business, start a second career, and raise a family. According to Obrella, the majority of Provo residents work in their hometown. Brigham Young University, Novell software corporation, and Nu Skin Enterprises are a few of the city’s major employers. Provo is dissected by Interstate 15, which helps the …

A license is your pet’s phone call home

In Provo City, dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies, and dogs must be licensed. Some have said, “When a dog is lost, its license is its phone call home.” To help pet owners take care of their dogs and cats the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter is hosting a semi Annual Rabies Clinic on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter (582 W 3000 N). A veterinarian will be on site to administer rabies vaccinations at the discounted rate of $12 per dog or cat and other vacinations …

STOMP Date Package

STOMP, the international sensation is coming back to the Covey Center with new surprises on Monday, February 2, 2015 through Saturday, February 7, 2015! Now, for less than the price of ONE ticket to see this same show in New York….you can get TWO show tickets AND dinner at one of our amazing downtown restaurants for only $70! That’s right, the cheapest date you’ll find for this caliber of performance and downtown cuisine! Limited date packages are available at the Covey Center Box Office, 425 W Center street in Provo! Hurry, before they run out!  Tickets to STOMP are also …

Fight to the End

Friday night Sue and I attended the Provo High vs Timpview High basketball game. I wanted both teams to do well and somehow wanted both teams to win. In the end, Provo High got the win but both sides played like winners. Timpview pulled ahead a couple of times to get a small lead and each time Provo fought back. In the closing minutes Provo took the lead but with just over 5 seconds left Colson Santiago made a beautiful three point shot to give Timpview a 1 point lead. That’s when Provo’s Hunter Bailey took the ball all the way down …