Utah County news

Lehi to accept applications for passports

Lehi city now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the Lehi Passport Acceptance Facility, located at 153 N. 100 East. Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Citizens can make an appointment by calling (385) 201-2279.

Residents wishing to apply for a passport should bring a completed passport application (using black ink only), a valid photo identification, proof of citizenship and a passport photo to their appointment. Lehi city personnel can take the passport photo for an additional fee.

For application forms, fees, and requirements, visit https://lehi-ut.gov/services/passports.

Thanksgiving Point opens new Fragrance Garden

The new doTerra Fragrance Garden at Thanksgiving Point is now open. The garden highlights seven areas of plants including: essential oils plants, fragrant herbs, herbs in song (based on “Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel), scented flowers (including one that really smells like chocolate), salad flowers, herbs in literature (based on “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins) and sacred herbs. Raised beds make it easier for visitors to see, touch and smell each of the plants, while plaques identify each plant and provide contextual information.

Happy Valley Farmers Market changes owners

The owner of Happy Valley Farmers Markets, Jamie Wadley, recently transferred ownership to Jess and Kelly Carter, local vegetable farmers who have been participating in the Happy Valley Farmers Markets for several years.

The Carters announced they have reorganized and restructured the markets, rebranding as Sunset Farmers Markets, and expanding to Cedar Hills. Jess Carter explained their mission is to bring together local farmers, food artisans, and small businesses with the community to encourage a healthy lifestyle and boost the local economy by supplying access to local produce, breads, eggs, honey, natural products, art and more.

The Carters are currently accepting new vendor applications, with market locations in Springville, Orem and Cedar Hills.

Starting the second week of July, the Sunset Farmers Markets will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Mondays at the Springville Civic Center, on Wednesdays at Heritage Park in Cedar Hills and on Fridays at The Orchard at University Place Mall Fridays.

SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks will be accepted.

More information can be found at http://sunsetfarmersmarkets.com.

doTerra holds summer day camp for youth

doTerra International, a Pleasant Grove essential oils company, is calling children scientists to join the company at one of four day camps this summer. Kids, aged 8 to 12, are invited to the doTerra campus for a day of fun and science. Participants will get hands-on experience with the help of scientists and experts as they learn about the scientific method, essential oil quality testing, ecosystems and essential oil aromas. In addition to on-site science experiments, each student will also receive experiments they can try at home.

“As a science-based company, doTerra is thrilled to help foster a love of science in the next generation through our Summer Day Camp program,” said Dr. David Hill, doTerra founding executive, chief medical officer and chairman of the scientific advisory committee. “We introduced this program last summer with great success and are delighted to offer additional sessions to meet the growing demand. Our hope is that children will discover that science is fun and that they’ll share their enthusiasm with their peers and parents.”

The day camps will be from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 and Thursday, Aug. 2. Each camp will cover the same material and costs $25. To register, visit Eventbrite and search for doTerra.

Elder Nielson speaking at BYU graduation

Brent H. Nielson, a General Authority Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been announced as the presiding authority and speaker for Brigham Young University’s summer commencement exercises. Commencement will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Marriott Center. Commencement will be broadcast live on BYUtv, BYU Radio and at byutv.org.

BYU Professor Steven Shumway to speak Tuesday

Steven Shumway will be the devotional at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the de Jong Concert Hall. Shumway is a professor in the university’s technology and engineering studies program.

AdLab wins award for spec commercial

Brigham Young University’s AdLab won the best in show at the American Advertising Awards for the second consecutive year. The winning ad was a spec commercial for General Electric that featured a girl growing up to become an astronaut. The American Advertising Awards, known as the ADDYS, is the largest advertising competition in the nation.

BYU team emerges as winner at E3

A team of Brigham Young University students have won the top prize at the E3 College Game Competition. The winning game, “Beat Boxers,” is described as a mix between Mortal Kombat and Guitar Hero.

KBYU Eleven to host Mister Rogers event

KBYU Eleven is celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with “Be My Neighbor Day.” The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the BYU Broadcasting Building. The free event is designed for young children to learn more about the helpers in their lives, including doctors, police officers, farmers and mail carriers. It is the station’s final gift to the community before KBYU Eleven consolidates with BYUtv on July 2.

2 UVU students win Marshall Plan scholarships

Two Utah Valley University students have been awarded the Marshall Plan Scholarship. Peter Beard and Ashley Stephenson are the first two Americans to receive the scholarships. Both students are studying digital media.

UVU students win prize for starting business in Congo

The Utah Valley University Enactus team won second place in a national competition in May for creating a sustainable business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The students travel to the Congo to oversee a project where a business adopted a kiosk for charging cellphones using solar power.