Temple to Temple 5k – Traffic Heads Up

Temple to Temple

The second annual Temple to Temple 5K will take place on Thursday, July 24, 2014. It is expected that over 8,000 runners will be participating. The event will start at 8:00 am at the NE corner of the Provo Temple, and will finish at 51 S. University Ave (across from the Provo City Center Temple).

Participants are encouraged to carry a picture or put a name on a T-shirt and run in honor of an ancestor. Registration is free, but all participants must register. Those who are registered will receive a race bib. A T-shirt and timing chip combo are available for $10. The T-shirt by itself is $6.

If you are interested in signing up for the run, register here.

Expect Traffic Delays

Motorists should expect delays between 8:00 am and 10:00 am along North Temple Drive, Stadium Ave, Canyon Road, 150 East, 100 East and Center Street. For more information visit www.templetotemplerun.org.

Temple to Temple Route

We’ve Been Yarn Bombed!

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I can’t say that I even knew there was such a thing as a yarn bomb but after being bombed I have become a fan. Yet one more really unique thing happening in our downtown.

The bomb was the work of the good folks at Heindselman’s Yarn and Needlework. They hatched the idea on June 20th and with the help of their customers, who helped them knit and crochet the squares, had it up by July 2nd.

The tatting on the light pole is the gifted work of Dale Pomeroy.

Word on the street is that they are already plotting for a bombing next year. You can see their work and visit their shop firsthand at 176 W Center St.


Charity Pancake Breakfast

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A Historic Look at Utah Lake

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Dance Love: Millennial Youth Pirates

Up and coming 80′s inspired electronic band, Millennial Youth Pirates just released their first single, Dance Love along with this music video. The video was shot in Provo and is full of cameos from Provo residents! (You might even see me in the music video…) Sochi 2014 Olympian and BYU student, Kate Hansen stars in the music video – where you get to see her awesome dance moves. The music video also features Mindy Gledhill, C. Jane Kendrick,  and many more. The track is now available on iTunes, so go snag it today!

Free Summer Cinema Series

Bring your friends, your blankets, camping chairs, old sofas, LoveSacs, or anything else you’re comfortable sitting on and hit the street – or rather the parking lot on Center Street at about 30 East between Gloria’s Little Italy and Enliten Bakery. Downtown Inc will close down the lot, set up a huge inflatable screen, and project movies late into the night for your viewing pleasure! Movies start around 9:00 pm. RSVP on Facebook here» Movie Schedule: July 17th – Space Jam July 31st – Oblivion August 14th – Frozen August 28th – Back to the Future September 11th – Apollo 13 What movie …