Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit

The 11th Annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit was held in 2017 in Boise and featured 871 high school students. It focused on leadership building, civic engagement, college prep and STEM. More than $400,000 in scholarships was handed out. Organizers will have two summits, one in Twin Falls, and one in Boise, this year.

March 2018 Around Town

As your local homebuilder, Brighton Homes is committed to enhancing the amazing qualities that make its hometown so special. For nearly 25 years, the Brighton Homes team has created timeless communities with unique characteristics, built energy-efficient homes of uncompromising quality and forged lasting relationships both professionally and personally throughout the Boise area. Brighton Homes loves its hometown and it shows in everything it does!

Home is Where the Heart Is

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 The concept of home is different for everyone.  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, “do your homework before you go outside” is a daily mantra and unsnoozable slobbery dog kisses take the place of your morning alarm.
  For others, home is where the rest is. It’s the place where, after a long day, they go to relax. Where they spend meaningful time with their significant other, enjoy home-cooked meals and settle in on a comfy couch to catch up on the week’s latest guilty pleasure TV shows.

Parkcenter Montessori Food Drive

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Students at Parkcenter Montessori hosted a food drive, donating 250 pounds of food to The Idaho Foodbank to demonstrate kindness throughout the community. They also partnered with the “I Believe” campaign, a local giving tree effort that provides gift boxes to local children in need during the holiday season.

Spring into the Snake River Canyon

When it comes to winters, the Treasure Valley isn’t exactly Minnesota, but after snowstorms, freezes, inversions and rainstorms, I yearn for something a little warmer and greener. With the first warm, sunny days of March, I feel myself drawn to the Snake River. It’s like a sneak preview of spring where I can wander along the river and see some familiar sites, discover a few new ones, and either sit and absorb the sun’s rays or get a head start on my spring fishing trips.  

Fish en Papillote

“I will always be grateful for the influence of Chef Fisher in my life. He had the passion for the work and he passed that on to me. Now, I have the best job in the world, teaching what I love.”

Gathering: An Easter Egg

Getting local artist Filip Vogelpohl to talk about himself is not easy. Genuine and friendly, but reluctant to speak about his successes as an artist and a businessman, his soft-spoken humility only adds to his charm. Fortunately, with some coaxing, he told Boise Lifestyle about himself and his art, and we discovered a treasure in his love for the community.

Repurposing Design

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” —Bill Moyers

Shelf Design 101

My design style is warm, modern, eclectic. When I decorate shelves, I start with a theme or color palette. Then mimic and repeat my accessories with similar pieces or coordinating vessels. I also add pops of greenery/organic succulents to soften the openings. Less is definitely more, but most important is the scale and overall theme. That is what I believe draws your eye in and makes a harmonious statement. I love to use interesting items that don’t give off a staged or commercial feel. You can achieve the right feel with collected and 
sentimental items.

A Modern Farmhouse in East Valley

Almost everybody wants it—a home with the popular modern farmhouse look and feel. And although there aren’t too many old houses around that can be renovated into that fashion, there are beautiful new homes being built to fit the demand.