As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.
The Junior Achievement’s Spirit of Achievement Awards honor the educators, volunteers and business partners that contribute to the empowerment of Idaho students. Hundreds of distinguished guests attend to celebrate the many individuals who change the lives of students, inspire them to visualize their success and propel them to think big.
The Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs hosted A Night Under the Stars gala in September. The generous patrons of this cause enabled the organization to exceed its goal and raise more than $95,000 to send children with diabetes to camp.
Stephanie Johnstone knows her way around the McCall Winter Carnival. A longtime resident of Boise, she and her family, including her twin sister, Jennifer, looked forward to skiing at Brundage Mountain Resort and perusing the snow and ice sculptures at the carnival over the course of many winters growing up. Now that she’s a mother of two, Stephanie wants to create memories for her own young daughters that include barreling down the sledding hill, walking across the frozen Payette Lake and bundling up to take in dozens of massive snow sculptures.
Gov. Butch Otter recognized recipients of the 2017 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency during the Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference in Boise. The awards highlight Idaho organizations that are exceptional leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their facilities.
The Cadillac XT5, a five-passenger crossover, bursts with creature comforts such as adaptive remote start, hands-free power liftgate, rain sense automatic wipers and available lane keep assist and blind zone alert. Sitting in the XT5, you will notice the authentic materials like natural wood, leather and suede along with tasteful aluminum and carbon fiber accents. Additional features include the intuitive infotainment system, advanced safety features and a very distinct style.
Janice Hildreth is the author of an international newsletter turned blog, PastorsWife.com, offering encouragement to those who are married to pastors. Her love for the Lord and of writing led her to start a Christian romance series. Wednesday’s Rescue is the fourth installment in the A New Day Series where every book centers on a member of the McKinnon family.
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“Your child has diabetes.” These are words that no parent ever wants to hear. However, it is estimated that more than 15,000 children will face such a diagnosis each year. Diabetes is a life-altering diagnosis for the entire family. It means blood-sugar testing 5-10 times a day, careful carbohydrate counting, insulin injections every time they eat, and constantly checking their health to ensure their disease is being properly managed. Julie Meyer knows this scenario all too well. The busy mother of six recalls her son’s experience that led to his diagnosis.
If you live in Idaho, there’s a good chance there’s an outdoors person or two on your gift list. That’s great because there are so many things a full-fledged Idaho outdoors person needs to stay active throughout the year.
There are many ways to ring in the New Year in style in Boise.
Heidi Tilby from Sweet Valley Cookie Co. is sharing some joy with Boise Lifestyle readers. A holiday classic, her sugar cookies for rolling and cutting out are sure to please your friends and family.