Category: Community

Prune like a Pro: Mapleton Ready Seminar is Thursday Feb 25

Prune like a Pro: Mapleton Ready Seminar is Thursday Feb 25

by Derek Haynie. Mapleton Ready will hold its monthly preparedness seminar on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, at 7:00pm, at the LDS Stake Center located at 970 N 400 E. The topic will be pruning, and the presenter will be Adrian Hinton. Pruning helps trees produce higher-quality larger fruit that is also easier to harvest. Unpruned trees develop heavy upper foliage that […]

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Mapleton EMS Department in need of EMTs and ambulance drivers

Mapleton EMS Department in need of EMTs and ambulance drivers

The Mapleton EMS Department is in critical need of EMTs and ambulance drivers. If you have the desire to serve your family, friends, and neighbors by responding to and caring for their medical emergencies, then becoming an EMT is for you. We are currently in need of individuals who are available during daytime hours, but are hiring for all availability. […]

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Mapleton Ready: Solar Power

Mapleton Ready: Solar Power

by Derek Haynie. Mapleton Ready will hold its monthly preparedness seminar on Thursday, January 28th, 7:00pm at the LDS Stake Center located at 970 N 400 E. The topic will be solar energy, and the presenter will be Tyrell Gray. Solar energy is increasingly becoming a backup power source – and for some, perhaps their primary source of power.  Cost […]

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Mapleton Winter Wonderland Ball 2016

Mapleton Winter Wonderland Ball 2016

Save the date for Mapleton’s Winter Wonderland Ball on January 23rd, 2016, from 8pm-11pm at the Community Center. The theme will be “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and live music will be provided by the band Mississippi Mud. This annual community event is free of charge, and anyone who is 14 years of age or older is invited to come and enjoy […]

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MyMapleton survey results

MyMapleton survey results

by Mayor Brian Wall. In October, Mapleton City leadership invited the citizens of Mapleton to take the MyMapleton survey. The survey items were focused on, but not limited to, the overall quality of life in Mapleton, including safety, water quality, roads and services, and parks and recreational activities. Some key, representative findings included: • Citizens like living in Mapleton as they […]

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Mapleton Youth City Counsel applications due by Jan 7

Mapleton Youth City Counsel applications due by Jan 7

It’s time to apply for the 2016 Mapleton Youth City Council! To be eligible, you must be a Mapleton resident, and currently be in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grades. Applications  are available at the Mapleton City Building, online at www.mapleton.org, at Maple Mountain High School, and at the Mapleton Jr. High School offices. Applications must be returned to the Mapleton City […]

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Maple Ridge participates in Day of Code

Maple Ridge participates in Day of Code

by Chris Hash. A group of very excited Maple Ridge Elementary students participated in a Day of Code activity, courtesy of Provo-based InsideSales employees, on Tuesday December 8, 2015.  The event was part of a worldwide Hour of Code initiative, in which ten million elementary students will learn more about computer programming. Tuesday’s activity was an “unplugged” activity – one that […]

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Mapleton Christmas Market 2015

Mapleton Christmas Market 2015

Mapleton held its annual Christmas Market on December 4-5, 2015. A Mapleton tradition, the market is a family-friendly craft show that features local artisans and crafters. There’s a wide variety: woodworking, pottery, fiber arts, home dec items, clothing, food, and more. All goods are handmade locally. The Market also features crafting demonstrations, and this year, there was a kids’ crafting booth […]

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Maple Mountain announces 2015 Sterling Scholars

Maple Mountain announces 2015 Sterling Scholars

Maple Mountain High School has announced its Sterling Scholars for the 2015-2016 school year. They are as follows. Visual Arts,  Kayla Fillerup. Science,  Abigail Taylor. Dance,  Alexa Knutzen. Mathematics,  Daniel Tolley. Skilled & Technical Sciences,  Yvonne Bass. Social Sciences,  Rachel Funk. Instrumental Music,  Hannah Bateman. Vocal Performance,  Caroline Hickey. World Languages,  Hannah Huhtala. English,  Savannah Nelson. Family & Consumer Science, […]

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Mapleton Christmas Market to be held Dec 4-5

Mapleton Christmas Market to be held Dec 4-5

Mapleton will hold its annual Christmas Market on Friday and Saturday, December 4-5, from 11-7 each day. The Market will be held in the Old Memorial Hall at 90 East Maple. The Mapleton Christmas Market is a family-friendly craft show featuring local Utah artisans and all handmade items. Crafting demos go on throughout the show, and kids can make a gift for […]

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Mapleton’s annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony is December 4

Mapleton’s annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony is December 4

Mapleton will hold its annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Mapleton City Park (corner of Maple and Main streets), from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The lighting ceremony will feature local school children singing. Hot chocolate and donuts will be served by the Mapleton Youth City Councial, and Santa will make an appearance. The Mapleton Christmas […]

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Abbington Mapleton celebrates Grand Opening with ribbon cutting

Abbington Mapleton celebrates Grand Opening with ribbon cutting

by Chris Hash.   The Abbington Senior Living Community celebrated the opening of its Abbington Mapleton facility with a ribbon cutting and Grand Opening ceremony on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Five years in the making, the Abbington Mapleton promises to offer welcome options for those in Mapleton and south Utah County who have aging family members in need of extra care […]

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Abbington Grand Opening is Thursday, Nov 19

Abbington Grand Opening is Thursday, Nov 19

The public is invited to the Grand Opening Celebration of Mapleton’s first full-service senior community, The Abbington.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm. The ribbon-cutting will be followed by tours of the new facility, including food and live music. The Abbington Senior Living Community is Mapleton’s first full-service senior community, complete with a […]

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Police Chief Dean Pettersson retires after 11 years of service to Mapleton

Police Chief Dean Pettersson retires after 11 years of service to Mapleton

by Chris Hash. Family, friends, colleagues, and many members of the Mapleton community turned out to honor Mapleton Police Chief Dean Pettersson upon his upcoming retirement, which is effective this weekend. Chief Pettersson is retiring after a 25-year career in law enforcement. He has served Mapleton for eleven of those years. When asked how it has been to be police […]

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Police chief Dean Pettersson to retire

Police chief Dean Pettersson to retire

After 25 years in law enforcement, Mapleton Police Chief Dean Pettersson is retiring. Chief Pettersson has served the Mapleton community for over eleven years, and has been the Director of Public Safety in Mapleton. During his tenure, he has accomplished many things for the Fire Department, EMS, and the Police Departments, including bringing a new Public Safety Building to the […]

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Mapleton re-elects incumbents in tight race

Mapleton re-elects incumbents in tight race

In an extremely tight race, Mapleton re-elected three incumbents to fill three City Council seats. Scott Hansen, Mike Nelson, and Jonathan Reid will each serve another 4-year term. This election was decided by literally a few dozen votes. The candidates were within about a percentage point of each other, a testimony to the quality of those running and the effectiveness of their […]

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Evaluating information and voting responsibly

Evaluating information and voting responsibly

by Chris Hash. During an election season, all of us receive a lot of information from various sources. With our freedom to vote comes the responsibility to carefully evaluate the information we base our votes on. As we evaluate information to determine its credibility, perhaps the following questions might be useful. Is the information accurate and complete? Are facts correct […]

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Halloween parades in Mapleton schools

Halloween parades in Mapleton schools

by Chris Hash. New Orleans has Mardi Gras; New York has the Macey’s Parade; and Mapleton has … Halloween Costume Parades at local elementary schools! There was plenty of energy in the air as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends gathered at Mapleton’s four elementary schools to watch the kids parade through lunchrooms and halls in their Halloween costumes on […]

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Meet the Candidates for Mapleton City Council 2015

Meet the Candidates for Mapleton City Council 2015

Mapleton City held a Meet the Candidates event on Thursday, October 22, 2015, to help community members make informed decisions when voting for City Council members. The Mapleton Youth City Council hosted the meeting. Mapleton Youth City Council Mayor Caroline Hickey conducted the event. Four candidates are currently running for three 4-year positions on the Mapleton City Council. They are Mike […]

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Mapleton Ready: Husbandry and Butchery [rescheduled to Nov 19]

Mapleton Ready: Husbandry and Butchery [rescheduled to Nov 19]

by Derek Haynie. NOTE: Originally scheduled for Thurs Oct 22, this event has been rescheduled to Thurs Nov 19, so everyone can go to the Meet the Candidates meeting on Oct 22. Mapleton Ready will hold its monthly preparedness seminar on Thursday, Nov 19, at 7:00 pm, at the LDS Stake Center located at 970 N 400 E. The topic […]

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