Janet Jameyson's Blog Posts

Treasure Valley Holiday Markets

Find Unique Gifts at Treasure Valley Holiday BazaarsThere’s no better place to find a special gift for your loved ones than at a Treasure Valley holiday bazaar. You’ll find handcrafted,

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Enjoy Festive Holiday Tunes In Boise This Season

The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy festive live performances in Boise. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy live entertainment during the month of December. Here are just a few options.

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Bogus Basin Makes Skiing Easy And Affordable With Pass Options

Boise is lucky to be within driving distance of Bogus Basin Recreation Area and Ski Resort. It's easy to hit the slopes, get a workout, and enjoy the beautiful Idaho outdoors with just a short drive

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Idaho Botanical Garden Lights Up For Winter Garden AGlow

The flowers may not be blooming in winter, but the Idaho Botanical Garden is still worth a visit even in the snow at the annual Winter Garden aGlow.From November 23rd to January 1st, the garden

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Eat Soup For Those In Need At Idaho Foodbanks Empty Bowls

The Idaho Foodbank's Empty Bowls event is a great way to remain thankful during Thanksgiving week. On Friday, November 24th—the day after Thanksgiving—you will find more than 3,000 bowls waiting

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Dine Out Downtown Boise Offers Tasty Affordable Menus

It’s one of our favorite times of the year at the Thinking Boise office: Dine Out Downtown Boise. From October 27th to November 5th, you’ll be able to sample the delicious offerings of several

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Three Unique Ways To Celebrate Halloween In Boise

You can do the usual Halloween activities, like trick or treating or bar hopping, but we've found three unique ways for you to celebrate Halloween in Boise this year.Barbacoa Disney

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Frightened Felons Transforms The Old Idaho Penitentiary For A Haunting Good Time

'Tis the season to be scared! And the Old Idaho Penitentiary is ready to give you a fright at Frightened Felons on Friday, October 27th, and Saturday, October 28th, from 7pm to 11pm. 9th Annual

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Spooktacular Takes Over Zoo Boise For October

There are numerous ways to enjoy Halloween in the Treasure Valley, but it can be difficult to find a family-friendly event. Thankfully, Zoo Boise's Spooktacular is a merry, not-so-scary event

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Cheers To Oktoberfest In Boise

Grab a cold one and say cheers to Oktoberfest in Boise! There are plenty of great ways to celebrate delicious brews and German heritage in the City of Trees. We've picked out three events that we

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St Lukes FitOne Boise Encourages Health In The Treasure Valley

St. Luke's FitOne Boise, a weekend focused on fitness and health, kicks off this Thursday, September 21st with an expo. Runners can hit the streets in downtown Boise on Saturday, September 23rd, to

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Autumn Festival At Edwards Greenhouse Kicks Off Season

Kick off the fall season at Edwards Greenhouse on Saturday, September 23rd, from 10am to 4pm during the Autumn Festival!This family-friendly event is a day filled with

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Boise Neighborhood Interactive Workshops Focus On Energizing Neighborhoods

Those dedicated to improving and being involved in their community will want to attend the Boise Neighborhood Interactive event by Energize Our Neighborhoods on Saturday, October 14th.From 

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Hyde Park Street Fair 2017 Takes Over Camels Back Park

Get ready for the annual Hyde Park Street Fair to take over Camel's Back Park from Friday, September 15th, to Sunday, September 17th.The fair was established in 1979 and benefits fine grants

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Capitol Table Takes Over Downtown Boise

Foodie fans will love the opportunity to dine on delicious food in a unique spot on September 10th—Capitol Table is taking over a street of downtown Boise for a once in a lifetime dining.

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Hermit Music Festival Brings Acoustic Tunes To Treasure Valley

Head to the Hermit Music Festival this weekend to catch up on some live music and various vendors at the Indian Creek Winery in Kuna.Ava Honey and Travis Ward are two friends and both fans of

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Spirit Of Boise Balloon Classic Brightens Boise Skyline

The eclipse may be over, but that doesn't mean you should take your eyes from the sky. Now it's time for the Boise skyline to be a rainbow of colors for the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic 

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Boise Public Library Comic Con 2017 Favors Fans

Fans, fanatics, and cosplayer, it's time to gather for the annual Boise Public Library Comic Con 2017! On Saturday, August 26th, and Sunday, August 27th, the Main Library in downtown Boise will host

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Latino Festival Honors Culture In Downtown Boise

Celebrate Latino culture this Saturday, August 26th, from 4pm to 10pm at the Basque Block during the Latino Fest.The Consulate of Mexico and the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of

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Save It For The Western Idaho Fair

This weekend kicks off one of our favorite annual events in the Treasure Valley: the Western Idaho Fair! The fair is from Friday, August 18th to Sunday, August 27th with hours from 12pm to

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Apply To The City Of Boise Cultural Ambassador Program

Do you have what it takes to represent Boise as a Cultural Ambassador?The Cultural Ambassador serves as a representative of the City of Trees to other cities around the world. The Cultural

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5 Ways To Celebrate The Total Solar Eclipse In The Treasure Valley

If you want to celebrate the rare occasion of a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st, in the Treasure Valley, we have you covered.The next two total solar eclipses visible from Idaho will be

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A Wine Weekend At Idaho Wine Run And Winefest

Calling all wine lovers! You can enjoy some delicious vino surrounded by fellow wine enthusiasts on Friday, August 18th, at the 20th Annual Winefest, and on Saturday, August 19th, at the Idaho Wine

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Boise Girls Learn Outdoor Skills At She Jumps Wild Skills

Young girls will have the chance to learn essential outdoors skills at the She Jumps' Wild Skills youth events. On Saturday, August 5th, girls in the Treasure Valley from the ages of 6 to 12 years

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San Inazio Festival

SAN INAZIO FESTIVAL HONORS BASQUE CULTURE July 27th, 2017The Basque culture is an essential part of the City of Trees, and there’s no better place to celebrate

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Big River Paranomal

JOIN BIG RIVER PARANORMAL TO VISIT GHOSTS AT OLD IDAHO PENITENTIARY July 25th, 2017Grab your ghost gear and head to the Old Idaho Penitentiary with Big River

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Huckleberry Jam And Mountain Home Festival

TWO CONCERTS, ONE WEEKEND: HUCKLEBERRY JAM AND MOUNTAIN HOME FESTIVALJuly 20th, 2017Hey, Boise! Get ready for a music-filled weekend the last few days in July. From the Huckleberry Jam to the

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Sharks After Dark

DISCOVERY CENTER INVITES YOU TO HANG WITH SHARKS AFTER DARK  July 18th, 2017There’s no better way to enjoy Boise’s Discovery Center than at their adults-only events

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Boise Tubeapalooza

BOISE TUBEAPALOOZA BRINGS THE RIVER TO DOWNTOWNJuly 13th, 2017The Boise River may be closed for floating, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate our favorite body of water! 10 Barrel

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Run Wild At Zoo Boise

KIDS CAN RUN WILD AT ZOO BOISEJuly 11th, 2017Help your kids get their extra energy out at the Run Wild at Zoo Boise event! On Saturday, July 22nd at 9am, kids will have the run of Zoo Boise for

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Jump Summer Programs

JUMP SUMMER PROGRAMS PROVIDE EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT June 29th, 2017We’re big fans of Jack’s Urban Meeting Place at Thinking Boise. Not only does JUMP feature gorgeous

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Neighborhood Narratives

"NEIGHBORHOOD NARRATIVES" WELCOMES REFUGEE STORYTELLERS TO BOISE LIBRARYJune 27th, 2017The Boise Public Library is honoring the diversity of our favorite series through a new program: “Neighbor

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Music On The Water

MUSIC ON THE WATER BRINGS TUNES TO ESTHER SIMPLOT PARKJune 22nd, 2017Music on the Water will be taking over the brand new Esther Simplot Park on Friday, June 23rd, from 2pm to 9pm with headliner

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Twilight Criterium 2017

TWILIGHT CRITERIUM INVITES KIDS TO BIKE WITH KRISTIN ARMSTRONGJune 20th, 2017Treasure Valley kids will get the chance to hit the road with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong as part

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The Leadville Bikeway

LEADVILLE BIKEWAY OFFERS SAFE ROUTE FOR CYCLISTS June 6th, 2017Whether you’re an avid cyclist or you just love promoting a better Boise, you’re going to be interested in

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Investing In Properties With A Design Pedigree

June 5th, 2017In your home search, if you’re thinking of renovating a home, and you have some basic carpentry and craftsman skills, you can be part of the movement in Boise to preserve worthy.

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The Black And White Ball

BLACK AND WHITE BALL SENDS FOSTER KIDS TO CAMPMay 30th, 2017Pull out your fancy duds and get dressed up for the 17th annual semi-formal Black and White Ball on Friday, July 14th from 7pm to 10:30pm

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Idaho Public Lands And Wildlife Alefest

IDAHO PUBLIC LANDS AND WILDLIFE ALEFEST PROMOTES CONSERVATION May 25th, 2017There may be no better way to raise funds and awareness for Idaho’s public lands and wildlife than with a cold brew

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Idaho Wine Month 2017

WINE LOVERS REJOICE! IDAHO WINE MONTH 2017 KICKS OFFMay 23rd, 2017Celebrate Idaho Wine Month at the third annual kickoff party hosted by Juniper at Freak Alley on Wednesday, May 31st. Lovers of vino

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The Boise Relocation Guide 2017

NEW TO BOISE? THE BOISE RELOCATION GUIDE MAKES MOVING EASYMay 18th, 2017Moving to a new city is always an overwhelming endeavor. The Boise Relocation Guide 2017 from Thinking Boise Real Estate is a

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International Museum Day

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY INTRODUCES YOU TO BOISE MUSEUMS May 15th, 2017Bring the whole family down to the Idaho Botanical Gardens on Sunday, May 21, for International Museum Day. This free, one

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Treasure Valley Tattoo Convention

TREASURE VALLEY TATTOO CONVENTION BRINGS TOGETHER ARTISTS IN BOISE May 11, 2017 If you’re thinking about getting inked, there’s no better

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Three Ways To Celebrate Mom In Boise

3 WAYS TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY IN BOISEMay 9,2017It’s easy to celebrate Mother’s Day in Boise with so many great events to attend with your mom! We’ve picked out three unique events that

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First Thursday Features Art Charity And Music

MAY 2017’S FIRST THURSDAY FEATURES ART, CHARITY, AND MUSICMay 2, 2017May 2017’s First Thursday will be filled with delicious bites, tasty drinks, lively music, and the chance to view unique art.

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Boise Public Library Book Club

ENJOY A GOOD BOOK AT A BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUBApril 27,2017If you love books, then you’ll find a great book at a Boise Public Library book club. Keep on reading below to find an event

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Celebrate Strong Women And Support The Boise Contemporary Theater

100 WOMEN EVENT AT BOISE CONTEMPORARY THEATER CELEBRATES FEMALE ARTISTSApril 25, 2017 The 100 WOMEN event at the Boise Contemporary Theater combines a few of our

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Sockeye Brewing Beer Carnival

BOOZE AND FUN AT SOCKEYE BREWING’S BEER CARNIVALApril 18, 2017On Saturday, April 22nd, from 12pm to 4pm you can enjoy a cold brew and try your luck at fun games at Sockeye Brewing’s

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The Barbarian Feast Is Coming Up

BARBARIAN FEAST AND PAIRING PARTY BRINGS BREWS AND FOOD April 20, 2017 Foodies and brew fans, we have the perfect event for you: the Barbarian

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Encouraging Women To Become Leaders

GO LEAD IDAHO ENCOURAGES WOMEN LEADERSApril 13, 2017Go Lead Idaho is a local nonprofit that encourages women to become leaders through training and other events. The vision of Go Lead

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Pulse Point App Helps Save Lives Of Cadiac Arrest Victims

PULSEPOINT 911 APP HELPS SAVE LIVES OF CARDIAC ARREST VICTIMSApril 11, 2017The PulsePoint 911 app has been adopted by first respondents of Ada County to help save lives.When someone is having a

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Boise Boutiques Tour De Fastion

TOUR DE FASHION SHOWS OFF BOISE BOUTIQUESApril 7, 2017Grab a bike, your wallet, and your sense of style for Boise’s First Annual Tour de Fashion!Local fashion blogger, Tanya Carnahan, of

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Time To Dig In With A Gardening Class In Boise

GET YOUR GARDEN ON WITH GARDENING CLASSES IN BOISEApril 4, 2017Spring is here and it’s time to dig in with gardening classes in Boise! It’s easy to find a gardening class that fits for your

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Energize Our Neighborhoods Program

CITY OF BOISE DEMONSTRATES ENERGY EFFICIENCY WITH ATLANTIC IDEA HOUSE March 30, 2017 Here at Thinking Boise, we’re always searching ways to

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Thinking Boise Donates 800 Books To Local Schools

THINKING BOISE BOOK DRIVE BRINGS OVER 800 BOOKS TO LOCAL SCHOOLS March 28, 2017The first annual Thinking Boise Book Drive for the Boise Public Schools was held at

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An Opportunity To Enjoy Great Flavors

ENJOY GREAT FLAVORS AT SAVOR IDAHO AND TASTE & CRAFTMarch 23, 2017Taste & Craft and Savor Idaho are two great opportunities to sample what Idaho has to offer in food and drinks.Taste & CraftOn

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Dance Into The Night And Support A Good Cause

PARTY LIKE THE GATSBY WHILE SUPPORTING A LOCAL SCHOOLMarch 21, 2017Dance into the night and support a good cause at the “Party like the Gatsby” event on Saturday, April 22nd, at the

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Cat Fanciers Host Boise Event

CAT LOVERS, REJOICE! IDAHO CAT FANCIERS HOSTS BOISE EVENTMarch 16th, 2017 Idaho Cat Fanciers are bringing fluffy creatures into the spotlight here in Boise!

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Treefort 2017 Comes Alive In Boise

TREEFORT 2017 FOCUSES ON FUN AND COMMUNITY March 14th, 2017 It’s that time of year when Boise comes alive with music, yoga, art, and

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Toddler Entertainment Ideas

3 TODDLER ACTIVITIES TO ENTERTAIN YOUNG ONES March 9th, 2017 There are plenty of great toddler activities in Boise for parents that are looking&

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If You Want To Refresh Your Home Check Out West Elm In Downtown Boise

WEST ELM IN DOWNTOWN BOISE OFFERS MODERN FURNITUREMarch 7, 2017If you haven’t visited the new West Elm in downtown Boise, you don’t know what you’re missing. The modern furniture store opened

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Are You Ready For Adventure Hunt Boise

ADVENTURE HUNT BOISE TAKES OVER TREASURE VALLEYMarch 2, 2017Are you ready for an adventure? Adventure Hunt Boise is for adventurers who want to compete in an action-packed competition to win

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Get Ready To Get Inspired

TEDXBOISE 2017 INSPIRES TREASURE VALLEY February 28th, 2017 TEDxBoise 2017 is the place to be if you’re in need of a little.

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Boise Suitcase Party 2017 Charity Event

FLY AWAY AT BOISE SUITCASE PARTY 2017 FOR CHARITYFebruary 23rd, 2017Fly away with me to the Boise Suitcase Party 2017 on Friday, March 10, to benefit the American Cancer Society.Got

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Dance Your Way To Supporting A Good Cause

BOISE STATE DANCE MARATHON LEADS THE WAY TO CHARITYFebruary 21st, 2017 The Boise State Dance Marathon not only is raising money for a great cause, but it’s

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Three Ways To Enjou Chateau Des Fleurs

3 WAYS TO ENJOY CHATEAU DES FLEURSFebruary 15th, 2017Chateau des Fleurs brings the vibrant beauty of France to Eagle, Idaho.The Chateau des Fleurs is an extension of the Camille Beckman campus,

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BValentine Events To Fit Your Personality And Your Personality

3 EVENTS TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY IN BOISEFebruary 10th, 2017Whether you have a significant other or not, there’s plenty of fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Boise!Spend a

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Support Local Artists At Love Locally Valentines Pop Up Shop

VALENTINE’S POP-UP SHOP IN DOWNTOWN BOISE LET’S YOU LOVE LOCALLY February 7th, 2017 There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Stop By The Hippest Waxing Salon In The Treasure Valley

LUNCHBOX WAX SALON KEEPS YOU SMOOTHJanuary 31st, 2017 When you see the unique, neon sign of Lunchbox Wax Salon in downtown Boise, you may not realize that

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The Edwards Greenhouse PopUp Park Is The Perfect Place To Get A Feel Of Spring

A FEEL OF SUMMER AT EDWARDS GREENHOUSE POP-UP PARK Escape the bitter cold and snow at the Edwards Greenhouse Pop-Up Park. The greenhouse located at the

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Celebrate Valentines Day With Those You Love While Enjoying A Delicious Three Course Meal At JUMP

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE COMMUNITY DINNER CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY AT JUMPJanuary 24th, 2017 Spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other on the 14th, and

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Bring Your Friends And Family To Escape This Live

CAN YOU GET OUT AT ESCAPE THIS LIVE! BOISE?January19, 2017With freezing temperatures and slushy streets, it can be difficult to find an activity for the entire family to enjoy. Thanks to 

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5th And 6th Graders Can Ski Free At Most Idaho Resorts

SKI FREE PASSPORT PROGRAM PROMOTES THE SLOPES FOR IDAHO KIDSJanuary17th,2017January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and there’s no better way for 5th and 6th graders to learn

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Check Out The Grants Awarded By The Alexa Rose Foundation

ALEXA ROSE FOUNDATION GRANTS FUNDS TO LOCAL ARTISTS January 12th, 2017 Calling all Treasure Valley artists—the Alexa Rose Foundation wants to

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The Idaho Laugh Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

IDAHO LAUGH FEST BRINGS THE HUMOR TO BOISE January 11th, 2017 Break out of those winter blues and attend the Idaho Laugh Fest 2017 from Thursday,

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The Hot Cocoa Run Combines Two Important Things Running And Hot Drinks

RUN INTO 2017 WITH THE HOT COCOA RUN January 5th, 2017 The 2017 Hot Cocoa Run in Eagle, Idaho, is a great way to fulfill your New Year’s

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Calling All Boise Brides Find The Perfect Vendor Enter To Win Freebies At The Wedding Party Show Th

WEDDING PARTY SHOW HELPS IDAHO BRIDES PLAN January 3rd, 2017 Calling all brides—The Wedding Party Show at the Boise Centre is the best place to

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Boise Parks And Recreation Winter And Spring Activity Guide

LEARN, MOVE & GROW WITH THE BOISE PARKS AND RECREATION WINTER/SPRING ACTIVITY GUIDEDecember13th,2016If you want to learn a new skill, practice a favorite sport, or maybe try your hand at a hobby,

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BRICKS ON THE GROVE PLAZA PROVIDE UNIQUE GIFT FOR BOISEANS

BRICKS ON THE GROVE PLAZA PROVIDE UNIQUE GIFT FOR BOISEANS  If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift for your fellow Boisean, you’re in luck: Bricks on the Grove Plaza is the ideal

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Idaho Botanical Gardens Features More Than 300000 Lights Over 11 Acres Of Beautiful Gardens

WINTER GARDEN AGLOW SHINES AT THE IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDENSIt’s not Christmas unless you’ve been thousands of Christmas light glowing at the Winter Garden aGlow event at the Idaho Botanical

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WINTER GARDEN AGLOW SHINES AT THE IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDENS

It’s not Christmas unless you’ve been thousands of Christmas light glowing at the Winter Garden aGlow event at the Idaho Botanical Gardens.Photo courtesy of Idaho Botanical Gardens.There

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Meet Santa Claus In Boise This Holiday Season

Wondering where you can meet Santa Claus in Boise this holiday season? We have you covered. There are numerous places where you can snap a photo with the man in the big red suit while telling him

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Get In The Holiday Spirit At The Egyptian Theatre With Boise Classic Movies

BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES MAKES CHRISTMAS THE STAR AT THE EGYPTIANNovember 29th, 2016Everyone has a  flick that they like to watch during the holiday season, and thanks to Boise Classic

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The Holidays Are A Great Time To Support Local Artists

Tis the season to support local artists, and the Mobley Artists Open House event let’s you do just that.From December 8th through December 10th, you can meet local Boise artists simply by 

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The Annual Pray For Snow Festival Is This Weekend

There’s no better way to kick off the ski season than at the annual Pray for Snow Winter Ale Festival.On Saturday, November 19th, from 2pm to 9pm, patrons will gather to enjoy cold ones from

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UNIQUE ITEMS FOR SALE AT WINTRY MARKET 2016

There’s no better place to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts than at the Wintry Market on November 19th and 20th.The sixth annual market kicks off Friday night, November 18, with a VIP event. The

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If You Cant Wait Until Christmas You Can Start Celebrating Early At The Village At Meridian

If you’re one of those anti-Christmas before Thanksgiving people, stop reading here. But if you can’t wait for the trees to be lit and carols to be sung, then you’ll want to head to Kris

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Powderhaus Brewing Toasts To One Year

Grab a cold one and toast one year of brewing at Powderhaus Brewing Company on Saturday, November 5. Powderhaus is inviting beer fans to celebrate the company’s first anniversary from 12pm to

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Boise Summer Camps Offer Kids Fun

Boise summer camps offer everything from swimming lessons to leadership training for local kids. Flexibility is often the most important part of summer vacation. Being able to adapt the camp

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Creative Day Camps Let Kids Shine

Is your phone full of videos that your kids have taken of themselves doing skits? Are they first in line to volunteer for a solo during the spring musical? Are their handmade cards the hit of

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Summer Camps Get Kids Active And Outside

With less than two months left of school, it's time to start planning summer break. A summer camp is always a great option for kids to be both entertained and educated during the break.We will be

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How To Have An Affordable Outdoor Adventure

Gas prices are low, the weather is beautiful, and you live in beautiful Boise, Idaho, capital of the perfect state for outdoor enthusiasts.The thing is, you want to save as much money as possible

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Our 10 Favorite Boise Restaurants

We know what you're thinking, "how in the world can you choose just 10 restaurants to love in Boise?!?" Don't worry. We have a deep affection for more than just 10 Boise restaurants, but we don't

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Wagon Ho Teaches Local Kids About Pioneer Life

When Cal and Marla Clevenger bought an old wagon at a Nampa car lot, they never considered that it would evolve into Wagon Ho, an effective teaching tool about the early days of the West.What would

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Local Businesses Unite For Vista Bench First Friday

Looks like the Hoppie Building’s First Friday event is spreading down the avenue with the creation of Vista Bench First Friday! Boise’s Energize Our Neighborhoods 

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Show Your Local Pride With Wear Boise

Wear Boise, creators of iconic Idaho logos (parachuting beavers, anyone?), offers the perfect fit for showing off your local status. "Don't just love your city, wear it" is the company's,

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Sample The Flavors Of Boise At Taste 208

Boise is a city full of food-lovers and cocktail connoisseurs.Courtney Feider knows this. When she created Taste 208 in 2011, she really just wanted to have all of her favorite things

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Alexa Rose Foundation Funds Local Artists

It’s been three years since Boise lost one if its most creative citizens. But Alexa Rose Howell's legacy lives on through the Alexa Rose Foundation which provides grants to local artists

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Family Run Hyde Perk Coffee House Caffeinates North End

Hyde Park's newest business, Hyde Perk Coffee House, is a family business.Crystal Clark might be the one with 13 years of coffee shop experience, but she owns the place with her 

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Local Shops Make State Street A Shopping Destination

Shop where you live at more than 25 locally-owned businesses on Boise's State Street, between 15th street and 36th street.Millie Hilgert, a.k.a. Miss Courageous, is something of a Boise icon. Anyone

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A Night Out At BoDos Solid And Liquid

Downtown Boise has so much to offer in a night life: dinner, dancing, and drinks. There are so many fun places to spend your time, but it’s nice to call one place your regular meeting spot.

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Art Party Boise Bring Creativity To Your Home

When Tahirih Cahill started Art Party Boise, she knew she needed a creative business that didn’t require a storefront, wouldn’t take time away from her young sons,

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Lock Stock And Barrel Still Shoots Straight After 39 Years

Boise is more than just the capitol of Idaho, it’s the capitol of great food. Boiseans love eating out and we love seeking out the next big thing. New restaurants get more attention than-

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Great Wide Open Art With Idaho Artist Marianne Konvalinka

We’re lucky. Idaho is a diverse state and we get the best of both rural and urban living. We get camping and hiking and kayaking; we get ballet and opera and fine dining.And we get to enjoy some

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Little Free Library Bring Books To Boise

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ― Jane SmileyThere are certain things that people look for in real estate. Location is, of course, at the top of the

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Delicious Fare At Lucianos Italian Restaurant

Downtown Boise is known for its terrific restaurants (and the Thinking Boise team can often be seen enjoying them!), but it doesn’t claim all the best spots. In a city known for fine dining, word

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Take A Trip To Nature In An Idaho City Yurt

If you’re looking for a great adventure with friends and family, check out the backcountry yurts available just outside of Idaho City.In the winter, be prepared to snowshoe or ski from your

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Meet Boise Bench Businesses At First Friday Hoppie Hour

The Hoppie Building on the corner of Vista Avenue and Overland Road is that place you pass by daily without ever really noticing, but that is all about to change.First Friday “Hoppie” Hour 

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Find Snapshots Of Boise History On Facebook

Once upon a time, there were kids playing in the streets and block parties weren’t so unusual. These days, though, most people aren’t grilling with Larry from next door, but that doesn’t mean

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Sophsticated Fun And Craft Cocktails At Amsterdam Lounge

When downtown bar-owner Ted Challenger closed his iconic Main Street Bistro last year, many wondered what could possibly replace the decades-old club. Enter Amsterdam Lounge and its

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Freak Alley Brightens Up Downtown Boise

We wouldn't normally encourage you to wander down alleys, but downtown Boise's Freak Alley is a one-of-a-kind art gallery... in an alley.The unusual art installation began in 2002 when

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Wild Root Cafe Creates Organic Dishes For Downtown

A city can never have too many brunch spots. Thanks to the opening of Wild Root Cafe and Market in downtown Boise, the City of Trees isn't in danger of running out anytime soon.This charming

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Unique Accommodations At Boise Hillside Suites

For a unique lodging experience in Boise, head to Boise Hillside Suites.Built over a 20 year span, every wall in the home is constructed with rammed earth faced with logs. You won't find a single

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3 Music Events To Escape The January Doldrums

It might seem like January is the month to stay home trying to stay warm, but there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself during these short days. These three music events will help you to get

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Charm And Space At 1515 N 24th Street In Boise

If you love the history and charm found in Boise's North End neighborhood, then you'll love the home at 1515 N 24th Street. With almost 3,000 square feet, you won't have a problem entertaining

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Meet Legendary Locals Of Boise In Newest Book

Wish you knew a bit more about Boise's history?Thanks to the new book "Legendary Locals of Boise," you can meet the individuals who helped transform the small city that once catered to miners into

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A Taste Of Italy At Cucina Di Paolo

You don't have to travel to Tuscany or even Rome to find a delicious Italian meal. Make your way down Vista Road in Boise, where you'll find Cucina di Paolo.Established in 1993 by Paul and Mary

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Shop Small Business Saturday On November 28

Small Business Saturday on November 28 is the perfect way to find unique gifts while supporting the local economy.Love waking up early on Friday to fight the crowds for a discounted flat

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A Sweet Piece Of Boise History

There's a sweet piece of history sitting in the BoDo area of downtown Boise.Built in 1909, the Idaho Candy Company building stands tall and proud on 8th Street in downtown. This building

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Find Local Artists At Wintry Market Weekend

Adorable, kitschy, independent, unique, fun, creative: if any of these words describe the kind of products you love to buy, than the 2015 Wintry Market is for you.On Saturday, November 21 from 10am

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3 Boise Non Profits To Aid This November

November 15 is National Philanthropy Day, and what better way to celebrate than by giving some of your time or money to a local non-profit? Give thanks this month by participating in one of

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Enjoy Foothills Living At 3300 E Boulder Heights

The Warm Springs Mesa area combines both the beauty of the area with the privacy of life in the Boise foothills. Within this desirable area is 3300 E Boulder Heights, a home that offers

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Get Great Gifts At Boise Mudworks Open House And Sale

While a gift card is always a safe route this holiday season— why not find a more unique present for your loved ones?Boise Mudworks’ Annual Open House and Sale on Saturday, December 5 from

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Esther Simplot Park Greens Up Boise West End

If you've driven down Whitewater Park Boulevard or enjoyed Quinn's Pond lately, then you probably noticed some construction.The new 55-acre Esther Simplot Park is being put in place in what

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Enjoy Literature For Lunch At Boise Public Library

Man cannot live by bread alone-- sometimes he needs a good book to accompany his lunch.Book worms can get their fill at the monthly Literature for Lunch, an event by the Boise Public Library and the

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See Boise With Stray Boots Interactive Scavenger Hunt

There's a new fun way to see the city, while getting exercise.No more trying to schedule a walking tour around certain dates, or waiting for an overly talkative tour guide to move on. Stray Boots

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Relaxed Living And Open Spaces At 3701 Alta Ridge In Boise

It isn't often that you find a .5 acre backyard like the one at 3701 Alta Ridge in Boise. And once you visit this backyard retreat, you might not want to leave. We really wouldn't blame.

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Stream Coffee Tea Bike Offers Whimsy Caffeine

Coffee lovers may have found an alley in Boise's St(r)eam Coffee and Tea Bike.It's not often that you see a man peddling down the streets of Boise with a coffee-making contraption trailing behind.

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Fast Fresh Food At On The Fly Deli

Sometimes you need a fast food option that offers more than burgers and fries.On the Fly in downtown Boise provides delicious fare on the go. This locally owned rotisserie deli crafts

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Idaho Horror Film Festival Supports Locals

It's time for the most heart-pumping, spine-tingling event in the Treasure Valley: The Idaho Horror Film Festival. This non-profit, international event promotes the horror genre,

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Tiny House Tour Benefits Boise High Musicians

There are two things that we really love here at Thinking Boise Real Estate: houses and education.That's why we're excited about the Tiny House Tour that is being held this Saturday, October 10,

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3 Events To Celebrate Halloween In Boise

'Tis the season for scary movies, candy, and pumpkins!Now that it's October, there are a ton of fun activities to celebrate Halloween in Boise. If you love a good scare (or not!), you'll find

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The History Of Old Boise

If you've been to downtown Boise, chances are you've stepped inside the area known as "Old Boise." The Old Boise Historic District began to take shape as early as 1864. Miners, settlers, and

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Preservation Idaho Protects Boise History

Here at Thinking Boise, we have a special place in our hearts for vintage homes.That's why (one of numerous reasons!) we're so lucky that we live in Boise. This city takes pride in it

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Race For Refugees At Boise Meets World 5K

Boise is home to refugees from around the world.And Boiseans have the chance to learn more about this growing refugee population, and how they can help, at the Boise Meets World 5K

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A Taste Of The Globe At Boise International Market

UPDATE: On Saturday, September 5, the Boise International Market was destroyed by an accidental fire. No one was harmed, but the businesses inside are lost. To help those who were affected by the

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Decorate Your New Home With Model Home Furnishings

When you get a new home, you sometimes need to get new stuff. Whether it's a few lightbulbs, or an entire new living room set, shopping can be fun. But shopping is even more fun when you feel like

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Boise Library Comic Con Brings Together Devoted Fans

We promise-- it's not a trap! It's the Boise Library Comic Con 2015. Dust off your favorite cosplay (aka fictional character costume) and join other fans on Saturday, August 29 at the Main

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The History Of The Boise Greenbelt

It's easy to understand how Boise earned it's nickname "The City of Trees" while walking or biking on the Boise Greenbelt.This 25-mile trail winds its way alongside the Boise River and stretches

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Gorgeous Foothills Views At 2675 N Woodview Place In Boise

Welcome to 2675 N Woodview Place, an immaculate home perched in the Boise foothills.This move-in ready home is ideal for entertaining with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, & numerous living spaces

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Enjoy Waterfront Views At 993 N Cobblestone Way In Eagle

You'll forget that you're only minutes from downtown Eagle, Idaho when you lay eyes on the waterfront view of 993 N Cobblestone Way.This single-level home boasts numerous amenities, and 

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Find Wheres Waldo In Downtown Boise This August

The school year is fast approaching!And while you're hauling kids around trying to soak up those last days of summer, make sure you take a moment to visit downtown Boise.Rediscovered Books, the

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Tex Mex And Tequila At The Matador In Downtown Boise

Get a fix for your Tex-Mex cravings at The Matador restaurant in downtown Boise.This eclectic restaurant and tequila bar has delicious offerings. Try one of the many varieties of tacos, or

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Celebrate Boises Basque Culture At Jaialdi 2015

Think you're going to have a boring weekend? Think again.Jaialdi, is a week long Basque festival that occurs every five years, is taking over Boise. And you should go.There seems to be an event to

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Boise Skateboard Association Unveils 360 Of Rhodes Skatepark

If you love to airwalk, hardflip, or nollie, then you're going to want to attend the Rhodes Skatepark Design Unveiling party on Saturday, July 29 at 7pm.If you have no idea what any of

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Janjou Patisserie Brings A Taste Of French To Boise

Step inside Janjou Patisserie and you'll forget you're in Boise, Idaho.This French bakery offers a variety of baked goods and drinks that will tempt any patron. From macarons to tarts,

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Entrepreneurs Find Space And Ideas At Boises Trailhead

If you're in search of innovation and ideas, look no further than Trailhead in downtown Boise.This "collaborative professional space" serves as a place for entrepreneurs and thinkers to

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Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance Pumps Up Support For Bikes

Bicycling supporters unite!If you're a strong supporter of Boise's biking community, then you should consider joining the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance.This local group works to make Boise a

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Patrons Experience Unique Dining At State And Lemp

There are several delicious restaurants to explore in Boise.One such restaurant is State and Lemp. But this isn't your typical restaurant, it's an experience. Patrons are presented with a prixe

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Idahoan Artist Ward Hooper

Idahoans are proud to call artist Ward Hooper their own. Yes, he does also create non-Idaho related pieces, but Idaho wouldn’t be the same without his touch. So we’ll claim him as ours,

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Idaho History Lesson Julia Davis Park

Ever wonder who Julia Davis was? Her name is attached to one of Boise’s most popular parks, but who was she?She was the beloved wife of Thomas Davis, who came to this area in the early 1860s

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Idaho History Lesson Kathryn Albertson

Ever wander around Kathryn Albertson Park? Ever wonder about its namesake?Born in Boise in 1908, Kathryn McCurry was an Idaho girl through and through, attending Boise schools and then College of

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Re Pop

Are you a huge fan of Miss Courageous? Looking to buy something of hers or another local artist? Head to Re-Pop! on State St. and get the perfect gift.A local favorite, Millie Hilgert

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Heirloom Dance Studio

Oh, to dance! It’s sexy, beautiful and a great workout. Looking to spice up your life? Check out Heirloom Dance Studio and sign up for classes.An unlimited monthly group lesson is $199

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Jims Coffee Shop

Jim’s Coffee Shop is the ultimate Boise icon. Any morning you can be greeted with a smile and inexpensive coffee, eggs and bacon. There is camaraderie at its best in this small café! Don’t

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Long Drop Cider Co

One of the fastest growing industries in Idaho is the brewery. We have some of the best in the Northwest! Not really a beer fan? Can’t have gluten? Do we have a treat for you!Eagle’s Long

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Need some team building ideas? How about something new for the family – ALL of the family? Are Date Nights no longer feeling worth it? We can think of one way to spice things up again…Contact

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The Flicks

Ahhhh…The Flicks. A glass of wine, a great slice of pizza, the latest award winning film and it’s close to home. (Oh, and if it isn’t close to home, we can fix that…) What more could you

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Radio Boise

Looking for something different on the radio? Check out KRBX Radio Boise at FM 89.9 (or FM 93.5, if you’re downtown).You won’t be able to tell the time by the songs that are played and

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Spotli

You wake up one more morning and your head won’t move to the right. Another morning you notice that your hand keeps going numb. The work day ends and you can’t seem to stand up straight.Call,

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North End Nursery Lands In New Location

It’s that time! Get tomatoes planted. Make sure you have the perfect strawberry pots. Be the envy of your neighbors with new flower.

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Log

Looking for something different for your kiddos this summer? How about something that will keep them moving forward educationally while still capturing their interest? Check out the Log Cabin

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Boise Neighborhood Surprise Valley

Love southeast Boise? Does biking to Sunday brunch at Tavern appeal to you? Do you want to be close to town, but still feel like you can get to Lucky Peak for summer fun?Surprise Valley is the

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Crazy Neighbor

We’re nowhere close to Halloween but you need a costume idea for a party or fundraiser? Check out Crazy Neighbor in the Linen District!They have wigs galore, hats, stage makeup and other

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If you have younger kids, they have probably been involved in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event hosted by the Micron Foundation. The main goal of the foundation is to

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City Light Home For Women And Children

For 15 years, City Light has been there to help women and children through their hard times. More than just a shelter, it provides rehab programs to those seeking a better life, has a

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Curious about our local colleges? Check out the programs, degrees and certificates at College of Western Idaho. They have everything from art and criminal justice to business and baking.With student

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Cool App Alert Ingress

So it’s May. How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you’re like most of us, you’re starting over and calling them your “Getting Ready for Summer” resolutions now. Don’t

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Boise State C

Congratulations to Boise State’s College of Education and their Department of Educational Technology! The College of Education was ranked in the top 100 nationally by U.S. News & World

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EVENT CENTER Knitting Factory

So you know that the Knitting Factory is the place for concerts and other entertainment, but did you know you can rent it for your private parties? Seated events can hold 350, while

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Yoga On The Blue

Here’s your chance to spend time on Boise State’s infamous blue turf! Students are free and others are just $10. If you have a mat, bring it, or get there at 8:30 to borrow one.Dress

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Team In Training

Is finishing a marathon or triathlon on your bucket list? Why not train with Team in Training, raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and get registered for a really special event

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Boise International Market Grand Opening

Do you keep hearing about the Boise International Market and keep meaning to make it out there to check it out? Put the April 25th grand opening on your calendar! Starting at 11

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April 7 at 6:30 is your chance to bring the entire family down to the Library! at Hillcrest for game night. All About Games hosts this special family event and lets you try out new games

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Curb It Clean Up Week

If you spent Spring Break cleaning up your yard, this is the week to put out those paper sacks of landscaping waste without needing overflow stickers. Cut tree and shrub sticks to four feet or

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Liquid Laugh

Looking for something different to do for Date Night? Check out Liquid Laughs! Thursdays through Sundays at 8:00, give comedians the chance to make you laugh until you cry.Think you might have

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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

One of the reasons so many people move to Idaho is because it’s so beautiful. Be a tourist in your own backyard and visit Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. They have everything from birding

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Lulus Fine Pizza

Wouldn’t it be nice to live close to a restaurant that makes the entire family happy? If you’re in the North End and Highlands area, we know just the place!LuLu’s is more than great

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The Capri

Want breakfast but your normal haunts have a line around the building? Head to the Capri! Often voted Boise’s best hangover cure and located just off downtown on W. Fairview, The Capri has

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Venue CW Moore Plaza

Do you need the perfect venue for that special gathering? Why not enjoy the best view of Boise while sharing your event with those you love? The Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza is a

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Cool App Alert Foap

Ever take a photo and think, "That is so cool. I bet people would pay to use that." Now you can test that out with Foap. Download the app onto your iPhone or Android-based device and start

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Idaho Songwriters

Idaho has always attracted artists of all types. Because of events like Treefort, more and more people have been able to enjoy local musicians.;

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Tavern

You feel like sushi, but your spouse wants steak. You want wine, but he wants cocktails. You want to go out, but he complained about "parking downtown on a weekend."Ugh.Can we suggest something

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Shus Idaho Running Company

Well, this warmer weather sure has people running all over the foothills and Greenbelt! Isn't it beautiful? Looking for some new gear to inspire you to get out yourself? Shu's Idaho Running

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Alley Repertory Theater

Our friend on the board says this season at;

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Hollywood Market Yoga

Okay, no one will deny that the North End is a great neighborhood and it just got greater with the introduction of Hollywood Market Yoga. Hot yoga just steps away from your house means you get

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The Roosevelt Market

Talk about iconic Boise! The Roosevelt Market has been supplying the East End with treats, coffee, and wine for so long now – the neighborhood can't imagine life without it. People in

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7 Or More Things You Need To Know About Building Permits

Thinking of doing some work on your home this spring? Or perhaps you’re adding a garden shed to the backyard? Maybe you’re wondering for which projects you need a permit? The City of Boise

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Boise Bicycle Project

Hard to believe it's been more than seven years since Boise Bicycle Project started in a studio apartment!  Now located just a block from BSU on Lusk, BBP is more than a bike shop.

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Boise Neighborhood The Highlands

Love mid-century modern or contemporary design? How about the foothills? Golfing? Trail running? Well, then you need to move to Boise's historic Highlands neighborhood. You'll be close to downtown,

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Flying M Coffeehouse 22nd Annual Valentine Silent Art Auction

Since 1993, Boise's iconic Flying M Coffeehouse has been raising funds for SNAP (Safety Net for AIDS program) a local group that not only personal support for those with HIV/AIDS, but also

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STEM Exploration

February 7th, Boise State is the place to be for STEM Exploration. From 9-4, experience many levels of science, technology, engineering and math, and get your kids excited about their future.

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Kid Stuff Boise Environmental Education

You have to check out the City of Boise's BEE calendar! There are activities and events for everyone – preschoolers into adulthood. Learn everything from composting to lessons on

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Boise Foothills Winter Trails

Don't let the cold keep you from enjoying Boise's foothills! Like them on Facebook and be the first to see what the conditions are along your favorite trails.Outdoor activities are

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The Discovery Center Of Idaho

Okay, the kids are bored and it's ten degrees outside. No one feels like being out there, but you want to pull them away from Minecraft for the afternoon. The Discovery Center is waiting

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Destination Steamboat Gulch Sledding

What are your best memories of childhood winters? Hot cocoa? Warm fires? Sledding?Give your family the same and head to Steamboat Gulch for some sledding. A low parking fee ($10)

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Kid Stuff YMCA Yoga

The Y is a great place to introduce kids to healthy activities. The downtown location offers a yoga class for kids 5+ on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30. Members are free and non-members

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Boise Schools Winter Weather Procedures

Even after the long winter break, most kids are still hoping for snow days. One of the easiest ways to find out whether school is cancelled is to subscribe to Boise Schools texting service

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Destination The Village At Meridian

Okay, I know Meridian is not really a "destination" in the way McCall and Sun Valley are, but The Village at Meridian is a place people can't stop talking about. Shopping, food, movies,

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Idaho Ice World

Looking for a fun local winter activity that doesn't involve driving up a mountain? Idaho Ice World is just about to start skating lessons!For eight weeks you and the kids can learn the basics

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The Boise Centre

In any other town it might be strange to have someone encourage you to keep an eye on the events page of a convention center, but the Boise Centre is not typical and their;

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The Basque Market

One of the things that makes Boise truly unique is our Basque population. You have to try the paella at least once in your life (you'll be back – trust us!) and you have to spend a Saturday

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The Local Beer Wine Nosh

Looks like there's another reason to love that sweet spot just west of 36th in the North End – The Local. We've heard the pretzel alone is enough of a reason to stop by, and we're excited to try

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Boise International Market

Needing some gift ideas? Why not head over to the Bench and check out the new Boise International Market at 5823 W. Franklin? They've got something for everyone on your list from fashionistas to

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Boise Creative Center

Who's up for a painting party? Let's meet at Boise Creative Center at 1204 Front St. one of these Fridays and play! $30 gets us four hours of art time from 7-11. According to their Facebook page,

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Boise Classic Movies

We should have a glass of wine and watch a classic holiday movie in Boise's iconic Egyptian Theatre.  Let's go see It's A Wonderful Life on the big screen!! Or White Christmas, if you're

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Thunder Mountain Line Santa Express

What could be more fun than a train ride to Santa's Village for the holidays? Maybe getting to decorate trees with carrot ornaments to feed the reindeer? Well, your kids can do that and more with

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Boise Stage Stop

Okay, I know the Boise Stage Stop is an odd thing to bring up, but did you know that they have live performances? And did you know that they offer free Thanksgiving dinner to those truckers

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Boise City Department Of Arts And History

There are so many things to check out on the Department of Arts and History's website! Feeling like braving the weather? Do an art tour of all the public pieces. Think that can wait for spring?

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Brumfields Gallery At Hyde Park

You know how much we love Hyde Park.  Brumfield's Gallery makes it that much cooler.  They show art that is unlike anything else we've seen in Boise – quirky, edgy and modern.

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Camp Bow Wow

Need someone to come walk your dog or even scoop poop?  Call Camp Bow Wow!  They're more than just a kennel.  You can hire them to care for your pet at your home while you

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Boise Milk

Everyone has been raving about Boise Milk and its fantastic delivery service.  It's more than dairy, too.  You can order organic produce, eggs, meat, and even baked goods and know

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Boise Vintage

After we find you the perfect mid-century modern home, you'll want to furnish it with the perfect accents.  With everything from lights to furniture, Boise Vintage is the MCM-lovers dream.;

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Linder Farms Boise Fall Fun

The Halloween season has just about come and gone, but if you’re looking for things to do in Boise during the month of October, you have to know about Linder Farms! We recently took a trip out

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ATavola A Treat For Your Senses

What do Balsamic Chicken Lasagna with Creamy Ricotta, Apricot Barbeque Meatballs and Butternut Squash Enchiladas all have in common? Other than making your taste buds water, you can find all of

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ILLUMINATE SALON

There are many places to get haircuts in the Treasure Valley, but there is only one Illuminate Salon.   Started in February 2010, the goal was always to be a shop that did more than

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Visual Arts Collective

Now that Garden City is THE place for breweries and wineries, we need to jump back in time and remember the early businesses that took a chance on Boise's closest neighbor and hoped others would

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DAWSON TAYLOR DOWNTOWN

If the regulars of an establishment make the place, then Dawson Taylor is the place to be. Any morning you can enter and see at least a dozen familiar faces sitting in the crowd. Artists and

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OLD IDAHO PENITENTIARY

Well, Halloween is just around the corner and so is the annual Frightened Felons event at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Yeah, yeah, we know Halloween is on a Friday this year and you’re

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