Google Fiber – Don’t be like Gerald Nutley

Often times a video is the best, most effective way to communicate. I think this video illustrates, in a fun way, how serious the deadlines are to sign up for Google Fiber.

Two of the seven fiberhoods have closed. When Google moves on to its next area, there is no obligation to circle back around and “catch” those who either spaced it or thought, “Hey, I’ll grab me some Google Fiber when it’s more convenient.”

Provo has the chance to be the most connected city in the world. Don’t let the deadline pass without jumping on it.

Hruska’s Kolache Fest

Kolaches

I had a great breakfast with a group of busy but involved Provo residents. We talked about getting more engaged in local politics, transportation, school board, and the City’s future.

We ate incredible Hruska’s Kolaches from one of our newest restaurants in our downtown, located on 434 West Center Street.

Hruska’s Kolaches started out as a Czech version of a savory doughnut and then transformed into a Texas tradition and is now making its way to Provo as a new style of breakfast. Savory and delicious, Kolaches are coming to gain the recognition breakfast deserves. 

This Saturday, on April 26, Hruska’s Kolaches is hosting a Kolache Fest. Stop by the bakery anytime between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for all-you-can-eat kolaches! Just $5 and you get to listen to music, have some juice, and try every kolache we have with a buffet style setup!

Mark your calendar for a tasty post-graduation Saturday!

RSVP to the event on Facebook here »

Arsonist – Fire Starter in Provo

It’s not often that I post on my blog asking for your help as a resident. This is an important enough issue that I need your support. We believe that we have an arsonist in Provo that has been taking part in very destructive behaviors. This is very serious. I need your help. I need the eyes and ears of our 115,000 residents to assist in our boots-on-the-ground operation. If you see suspicious activities happening in your neighborhood – call 911. This is particularly important in areas that have existing structures that are dilapidated, vacant and in need of significant repair …

Provo #1 for Fastest-Growing On-the-Rise Startup Hubs

That’s right, another #1 Ranking! Provo has been ranked #1 for the fastest-growing on-the-rise startup hub! SpareFoot went fishing to find out which of these “far-flung places” are rocking the boat and wound up netting a list of America’s Six Fastest-Growing On-the-Rise Startup Hubs. To be considered for their list, a metro area had to: Have a population of less than 1 million as of July 31, 2013. Be among the top 20 metro areas for venture capital activity per 100,000 residents in 2012, as ranked by the Martin Prosperity Institute. Post one-year population growth of at least 1 percent from 2012 …

#WhatsNext

Well, here we go again… Next Tuesday, April 29 at 3:00 pm in the Provo Zions Bank Building on University Avenue we’ll be making a significant announcement. Some might even say that it’s EPIC! Many of you will start the conversation and begin asking me what the announcement could be. No doubt you’ll start floating predictions and speculations that will include some very crafty and fun educated guesses. I have a solution for you – I’ve put this post on my Facebook page. If you can get it shared 200 times, I’ll give you a hint by unlocking a clue. Watch …

Rabbit Week

Google Fiber has kicked-off their “Rabbit Week Photo Challenge” for Kansas City and Provo! Over the next week, Google Fiber will post a different challenge every morning. To participate, just snap photos and post them on your favorite social media channel with the hashtag #rabbitweek.  Those who complete the challenge and show all five posts to one of  Google Fiber’s team members can collect a #rabbitweek t-shirt at a Provo’s Fiber Space locations next weekend, while supplies last. This will be a fun opportunity for Provo to have some friendly competition with Kansas City! Day 1 Challenge Print today’s #rabbitweek cutout, take a selfie with it, …

Parking Lot Closure

The Spanish Fork Provo Reservoir Canal Pipeline – Orem Reach 1B is a Central Utah Water Conservatory District sponsored project consisting of furnishing and installing a major flow control structure at the mouth of Provo Canyon. The project will also include installing: 850 feet of 60-inch to 30-inch steel pipeline from the structure crossing 800 North and connecting to an existing pipeline Two new precast concrete bridges Replacing the existing asphalt parking lot with a newer larger parking area. As of April 14, 2014, the Parking Lot on 800 N & North Canyon Hills Drive will be closed during the construction project. …

Provo on Instagram

Every Saturday I am sharing pictures of Provo that I find on Instagram. You can check out last week’s photos here. If you would like to be featured, use the hashtag #Provo when posting your picture. I am also on Instagram and you can follow me at @ProvoMayor.

Rocco’s Big City Deli

Meet Craig Gandolph, the founder of Gandolfo’s Deli and the owner of Rocco’s Big City Deli. The father and son duo have made Rocco’s Big City Deli a downtown Provo staple.  Craig’s son runs the upstairs operation, the taco & wings trailer, and Craig runs the New York inspired underground deli shop. Craig grew up in New York and started in the deli business at the age of 14. When he started it was all about making sure the food was right. What sets Rocco’s apart from other sandwich shops is their unique flavor combinations. It isn’t just meat and cheese on …

Comcast Cares Day

This year for Comcast Cares Day, Comcast has partnered with Provo High School to beautify the school. The service project will be on Saturday, April 26. The whole community is invited to participate. Bring your family and friends to help beautify the school and make a lasting impact in your neighborhood. Volunteers will also get a free breakfast, lunch and t-shirt. Some of the volunteer projects at the school include: improving the baseball and softball fields, weeding and mulching planter beds around campus, deep cleaning walls and more. Schedule of Events 7 am – 8 am:       Registration 8 am – …