Greenbelt Connects to East Eagle
The newest section of paved Greenbelt is now open for public use in Eagle. The path is located off Edgewood just south of Highway 44. This connecting piece of paved pathway acts as the connector to the north side of the north channel of the Boise River.
The City of Eagle is proud to offer the newest addition, “We appreciate healthy collaboration between the City, MDG LLC, the Pacific Companies, Caleb Roope, Nampa Paving, and Charlie Wood. Relationships like these speak to the dedication we all have to our community. Together we can continue developing pathways for public use,” explains Mayor Jim Reynolds.
Celebrate Basque Culture
Boise’s Basque organization, Euzkaldunak, invites everyone to celebrate Jaialdi 2015. Jaialdi means “big festival” in Basque, and that’s exactly what it is — every five years, attendees from around the world come to Idaho to celebrate the best of Basque culture. Share customs, including lively music, quick-footed dancing, feats of strength, flavorful food, hand-crafted souvenirs, and presentations about Basque culture.
The fun begins On July 28th with a free Welcome to Boise celebration on the Basque Block from 5-11 p.m. Events will continue throughout the week.
Local Jewelry Store Expands
Diamonds Fine Jewelry has moved to a much larger locale just a few hundred feet from their original location.
“We had outgrown both our retail and custom jewelry design lab,” explains Todd Thompson, Owner of Diamonds. “When the space became available in the same shopping area where we have been since the early 2000’s, we knew it was time to expand.”
Still located in the same building, on the corner of Eagle road and Fairview, the new shop is just north of the prior location (just behind Krispy Kreme). The expansion has added numerous additional square feet of retail space allowing for a wider selection of fine jewelry for customers to choose from.
“For those looking for a custom piece, this is what we love to do” says Thompson, “ and now we have ample room to work on multiple projects.”
Twilight Criterium Coming to Boise July 11th
Inaugurated in 1987, the Downtown Boise Twilight Criterium is a fast-paced, high stakes cycling race in the heart of downtown Boise. The electric atmosphere of the event attracts over 20,000 spectators to downtown streets to see cyclists from around the world compete for cash, naming rights and ego! This is one of Boise’s favorite summer attractions and one of the best criteriums on the USA Cycling racing calendar. The racing begins at 3 p.m.
Boise State University Celebrates Record-Setting Commencement
Nearly 4,000 students were eligible to earn degrees and certificates from Boise State University this academic year. That is the most ever degrees in a single year for Boise State, and more graduates in a single year than any public university in Idaho history.
“We hope your education at Boise State University has ignited a passion for education and learning that will last you a lifetime,” said Boise State President Bob Kustra, addressing a capacity crowd in Taco Bell Arena. “No matter where life takes you, you will always be a Bronco.”
Edufest 2015 is Bigger than Ever
Edufest is the Northwest’s premier summer conference on gifted and talented education. Keynotes, Institutes, Strands, and Special Topic presentations are offered by internationally and nationally recognized experts in the field of gifted and talented education. Topics focus on the 21st Century Learning, Common Core, Differentiation, STEM and Creativity.
Along with learning about gifted children’s unique characteristics and ways to address their distinct educational, social and emotional needs, participants will also discover many meaningful, energizing, and fun ways to differentiate for children of all ability levels. There are sessions about learning and teaching strategies for implementing the Core Subjects and the Essential Skills, including assessment, curriculum and
instruction, professional development and learning environments for gifted and advanced students. Targeted audiences include K-12 teachers, parents, counselors, special education teachers, administrators, and gifted education coordinators. University credit is available through Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University. The 19th Annual Edufest is scheduled for July 27-July 31.
Visit EduFest.org for more information.
Big Changes for Boise Lifestyle Magazine
Boise Lifestyle has moved to a downtown Boise location in order to better serve the needs of clients throughout the Treasure Valley. Our new location at the Alaska Center includes a conference room for client meetings in the heart of downtown Boise.
Our new address is 1020 West Main Street, Suite 470, Boise, Idaho 83702. If you need to contact our sales or editorial department please call 208.298.1530 or visit our newly refurbished websiteBoiseLifestylePubs.com.
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