Readers’ Choice Awards

This issue marks the official three-year anniversary of Boise Lifestyle serving our great community and my 10th issue as the publisher. We would like to thank those businesses that have supported us as well as the many readers who look forward to seeing our next issue each month.

Shop with a Sheriff

For the third consecutive year, Cascade Student Transportation team, which provides school transportation to the West Ada School District, took part in the Ada County Sheriff’s Employee Association’s annual Shop with a Sheriff event. The team of volunteers cooked for more than 200 people and transported the children to the event.

7Cares Idaho Shares

For more than 30 years, the Idaho Foodbank has helped feed families in need across the Treasure Valley. The 7Cares Idaho Shares campaign helps the food bank to raise food and money during a time that can be tough for some families. 
Photography courtesy of Mike Sharp.

February 2018 Around Town

Representatives from the J.R. Simplot Company, Trout Unlimited and others received the U.S. Forest Service’s highest honor, the Chiefs Honor Award, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes the five-year collaborative effort to restore the waterways and fish habitats on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River in eastern Idaho. The Yankee Fork Restoration Project involves a diverse group of organizations that came together in 2009 with the goal of restoring the area to a more natural condition. Work was needed because the area had been heavily impacted by dredge mining conducted in the 1950s. The group began its restoration efforts with a comprehensive assessment of the Yankee Fork watershed.

Worthy Reads

During one of my many nonstress test sessions with my last pregnancy, I fell into a discussion with one of the nurses about good books we had read recently. She suggested a few, and The Rosie Project is one she highly recommended. So I gave it a shot, and I am so glad I did.

Hagerman Makes a Fun, Snow-free Winter Road Trip

Part of the beauty of living in the Treasure Valley is its proximity to so many cool places. Within a couple of hours, you can be deep in the Owyhee Desert canyons or lakeside in the Sawtooth Mountains. 

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Readers’ Choice Awards

 Graeber & Company
350 N. 9th St., Suite 103, Boise ID 83702
208.343.4915
GraeberAndCompany.com  Graeber & Company has defined beauty and brought fashion and culture forward in Boise and the Treasure Valley for more than 50 years. It offers an array of salon and spa services and exclusively carries the Aveda product line for men and women.   Graeber & Company is a locally owned and operated Aveda lifestyle salon and spa. The Aveda-certified team of more than 30 professionals is committed to enhancing your personal style as well as rejuvenating your well-being with both hair and spa services. Aveda’s Salon and Spa philosophy combines scientifically advanced technology to its established reputation for quality and excellence to nurture your hair, skin, body and spirit. 

2018: New Beginnings

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For most of us, January is a new beginning in many ways, each one as different as we are.  For those of us who want a new start on our health and fitness in 2018, we are sharing some unique ways to go about reaching our goals.  This issue features gyms that have something special to offer, as well as a new healthy recipe to try and ways to get outside this winter with some healthy and natural activities.


Boise Lifestyle Networking Mix & Mingle

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Business owners, executives and community leaders met November 9 at The Penthouse at the C. W. Moore building for a night of music and food from Zee’s Rooftop. All proceeds benefited Camp Hodia, supporting Idaho children living with Type 1 diabetes. Thanks to the many local businesses who donated door prizes worth more than $1,700. 

Idaho Technology Council & Idaho Innovations Awards

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The Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame and Idaho Innovation Awards highlight the work that has been part of Idaho’s past and the great innovations that are defining its future. Barbara Morgan, former NASA astronaut and educator, and Burt Rutan, aerospace designer and engineer, were the 2017 inductees.

January 2018 Around Town

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Members of Boise Fire Fighter’s Local 149 distributed 300 new coats to 10 local elementary schools. BFF Local 149 raised more than $9,300 since fundraising began in May. The money was raised by producing and selling a 2018 Boise Fire Fighters Local 149 Calendar, putting on the first-ever Boise firefighter fashion show and hosting the 10th annual Boise Fire Pumpkin Patch.

Fitness
Trending

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Trending 12

 Acta non verba  Action, not words. How often have we told ourselves—and others—that this year will be different? That this year will be the year of fitness and better and healthier choices. The year that we actually use that neglected gym membership. It has been said that 80 percent of all New Year’s resolutions will fail by February. So if you are considering wiping clean that dusty fitness slate to start those healthier habits afresh, here are four local options to keep yourself in that coveted—and successful—20 percent.  Boise: Boise-ParkCenter.OrangetheoryFitness.com, 208.246.8600

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp
& Asparagus

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& Asparagus 5

1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi
½ cup sliced shallots
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into thirds
¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 pound raw shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Trainer
Confessions

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Confessions 5

With decades of combined experience under their belts, these local trainers have seen it all. We asked them to share a memorable experience or something they have learned, and they delivered—the good, the bad and the funny.

Townhouse, Country House

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Structured with exactness, the townhomes on The BLVD boldly line the street with quiet dignity. Clean and striking, each townhome is uniquely designed with precision and attention to detail. No two homes are finished the same, yet together they present a picture that is flawlessly balanced.

“We Think You Deserve Better”

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When Nicholas Clare bought his first restaurant eight months ago, Pinnacle Sports Grill was struggling. Although Pinnacle had a small corps of loyal customers, it was immediately clear the place needed some freshening up. Nicholas hired Mike Morrison and Johanna Simon to manage and help him update the bar and grill.

Home Organization Tips

When I was a child, I took on the project of transforming our family’s extensive collection of books into a home library . . . and of my own volition! I labeled each book and cataloged them per the Dewey Decimal System. There was a check-out system in an index card box. I monitored the comings and goings of each book, much to the extreme eyeball-rolling of my three older siblings, as well as my parents.