Unique Local Hangouts

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 Article Julie Meyer  Often we fall into the trap of doing the same old thing day in, day out. To inject a bit of excitement into your daily grind, check out these three new hangouts for you and your friends.   

Men of Influence

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 Article Julie Meyer  Bill Connors, President & CEO, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce  What is the best advice you’ve received? 

Inside the Mind of a Musician

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Richard Meyer  How did you first get involved with music?  My father played bass in a jazz band when he met my mother during one of his shows in Butte, Montana. When I was a kid, he would play his old recordings for me and my siblings, much to our chagrin. I must have inherited my father’s talents because I decided one day about 14 years ago to teach myself to play guitar, and picked it up fairly quickly. The singing I suppose is the result of long drives singing along to the radio.

Rolling into Summer

 Article and Photography Roger Phillips  A trail through the mountain stretches before me like a blank chapter of the next great adventure waiting to be written. I’m on my mountain bike, and I know what lies ahead.   

Harris Ranch

 Article Anjanette Sabin | Photography Provided  Back in the early 20th century, Dallas and Alta Harris founded their ranch in east Boise based on their values: stewardship of the land, preservation of wildlife and quality of life. A pioneer at heart, Dallas drafted the Warm Springs Village plan in 1976. His vision was ahead of its time, promising exceptional living for its residents while protecting the beauty and health of the land. Four decades later, the Harris family’s vision is coming to life, incorporating new urbanism and smart growth principles in a community plan that realizes their father’s pioneering vision.  

C of I Faculty and Staff Years of Service Appreciation Dinner

The College of Idaho’s longtime faculty and staff members were recognized at its annual Faculty and Staff Years of Service Appreciation Dinner. Those who have served 15 years or more include Kerry Hunter, Jasper LiCalzi, Bev Robinson, James Dull, Allan Laird, Ignacio Martinez, Amy Truksa and Deb Yates. Photography by Adam Eschbach. ​

Zoo Boise Gorongosa Exhibit Groundbreaking

The city of Boise and Friends of Zoo Boise leaders broke ground on the new Gorongosa National Park Exhibit, which will expand the zoo’s footprint by 1.5 acres. The exhibit will generate $2 million toward efforts in Mozambique to protect wild elephants, lions, zebras and more.

June 2018 Around Town

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Soda Stop Celebrates Grand Opening, Ribbon-Cutting Soda Stop, 6026 Birch Lane in Nampa, has celebrated its formal ribbon-cutting and grand opening event. Soda Stop is a member of the chambers of commerce in Nampa, Boise and Meridian, as well as the Idaho Hispanic Chamber. Soda Stop has operated in soft open mode since February 14. … Continued

Dear Gents

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While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, you don’t have to be a father to find something you’ll enjoy in these pages. In this issue, we’ll introduce you to some influential men in our community. Learn about what makes them unique and how they’re impacting our great city. If … Continued

Road Warrior

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 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Ashleigh White  Me & My Bike  2017 Indian Roadmaster

Keep Burning

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 Article Julile Meyer | Photography Ashleigh White  Burning calories for hours after your 60-minute workout is the goal at Orangetheory. They call it the afterburn. Coaches guide you through a heart-rate-monitored training designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. What is the best thing about being a coach at Orangetheory? “Teaching classes at Orangetheory allows for a personal touch in a group environment and really allows for personalities to come out,” Parker says. Grady adds, “I prefer the group setting at Orangetheory. It is more dynamic, yet allows everyone to go at their own pace.”  Key Exercises