September 2015 Around Town


Stagecoach Inn Reopens Renewing Former Glory

The Stagecoach Inn recently reopened in Garden City. A nice facelift still keeps the retro feel of the original Stagecoach Inn, while offering diners a clean dining room and lounge. The menu includes the old-time favorites that have been offered since the 1950s. Even some of the former waitresses have returned.

Located at 3132 Chinden Blvd, The Stagecoach is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 4-11 p.m. on Saturday.

Andrus Center Offers Third Annual Conference on Women and Leadership

There’s a reason women–and men–from all over the Pacific Northwest are talking about this conference. The speakers come from a wide variety of disciplines, and this year’s all-new lineup is the best yet. Hear from female leaders in applied mathematics, armed forces, aviation, biomedical research, education, engineering, film, finance, gender studies, natural resource management, nonprofit services, opera, philanthropy and technology.

Located at BSU Student Union Building, the conference includes eight speakers, two panels, two skills-building workshops and two networking sessions. The addition of skills-building sessions provides the perfect hands-on experience to complement the remarkable speakers. The conference runs from September 9-11. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Opening Remarks begin at noon.

Gym Raises Over $33,000 for Make-A-Wish Idaho

Axiom Fitness presented Make-A-Wish Idaho with a check for $13,826 towards granting the wishes of Idaho children with life-threatening medical conditions. This donation is in addition to the $20,000 Axiom raised for the Walk-For-Wishes in June. Their record-breaking fundraising efforts largely contributed to the success of Idaho’s first Walk for Wishes event, which raised $80,000 surpassing the organization’s goal originally set for $40,000.

“We’ve seen firsthand the impact granted wishes have on the wish children and their families,” says JP Green, president of Axiom. “Knowing we helped create a worry- and stress-free moment is extremely rewarding.”

Komen Big Wigs

Have you seen some local Big Wigs around town wearing pink wigs? Well you will soon.  Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana has announced their 1st annual Komen Big Wig Campaign. A Big Wig is a community leader who has a passion for helping the under-insured women in our community receive access to breast health care. These Big Wigs will be wearing pink wigs and hosting fundraising events in an effort to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise money for Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana.

Komen Idaho Montana will use those funds to provide screening mammograms, diagnostic services and patient assistance for uninsured and under-insured men and women in Idaho and Montana. If you see a Big Wig around town, tell them thank you for supporting a great cause, and give to their fundraising efforts. Donations can also be made online at

Local Landscape Company Expands

Locally owned and operated 44-year-old company, Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc. (Franz Witte) recently announced two additions to their ownership team. Glade Burlingame and Danny Turner are now stockholders in the Landscape Construction, Maintenance and Nursery Company ensuring company longevity for generations.

Seneca Hull, president of Franz Witte, says, “Both Glade and Danny’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge have already made them a key addition to the Franz Witte family. We view their partnership as a sign of our commitment to being the “coolest” landscape company…EVER! We are very fortunate to secure partners of such caliber that fit with our values and our plans for the future. Glade and Danny will continue playing a key role in providing and implementing high-quality solutions for our clients.”

VitaNovu Celebrates First Anniversary

VitaNovu would like to thank the community for a fabulous first year by inviting everyone to join them at their open house on September 25th from 3 to 6 p.m. A variety of vendors will be there. VitaNovu will also offer 20 percent off of every service.

In addition, VitaNovu will raffle a large aesthetic package valued at four thousand dollars. This great event is not to be missed. The first 50 people will recieve a free gift bag filled with special products.

Have a Staycation at the Garden

Enjoy the Idaho Botanical Garden on Friday September 25th at the Grow the Garden Party, a playful fundraiser in the Garden featuring spectacular local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions and music. Table reservations are available for Garden members! All proceeds will support the Garden’s latest project, an indoor education facility.

12th Annual Change Your World Celebration

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights presents Eva Kor as keynote speaker and honoree this year. Kor was 10 years old when her family was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Her story of survival and forgiveness has been featured in both print and on screen. Eva will share her incredible story with our community as we mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The evening includes a BoDo”nate” drawing, silent art auction, and live event package auction, dinner, music, program honoring the Center’s 2015 Idaho Human Rights Educator of the Year, presentation of the 2015 Anne Frank Change the World Award, and keynote. Tickets: $75 (open seating); $1,000 Table Sponsor (reserved seating for ten)

Art in the Park 2015

Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park is widely recognized as one of the premiere cultural events in the Northwest. This annual open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children. Join the fun September 11-13 at Julia Davis Park.