With the theme "Idaho the Beautiful," residents, legislators and schoolchildren celebrated Idaho Day with special programs and music March 3 at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise. Idaho Day commemorates the day in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln made Idaho a territory.
Hundreds of toys made by members of the Idaho Artistry in Wood Association were donated to the El Korah Shrine in Boise for distribution to hospitalized children in the intermountain region. The presentation took place at the Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel.
Junior Achievement's Inspire to Hire is a day that introduces ninth through twelfth grade students to career opportunities. Students interact with business representatives and see displays from hundreds of Idaho companies. The event was held at Boise State University, as well as Idaho State University and the College of Southern Idaho.
Junior Achievement of Idaho honored community members at its annual Spirit of Achievement Awards. The Silver Awards were presented to AT&T, US Bank and Washington Federal. Bronze Awards were presented to Intermountain Gas, Pioneer Federal Credit Union, Idaho Power, Icon Credit Union, St. Luke's, Todd Christensen and DeanCristomo.
FarWest's Harvest Festival in October featured hayrides, a scavenger hunt, games, pumpkin painting, craft booths and a guess-the-weight-of-the-great-pumpkin contest. This year's festival entry fee served as a donation to the Ada County Boys & Girls Club that serves kids around the Treasure Valley.
One of the most anticipated Treasure Valley events of the year, the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, draws hundreds of people each day to Ann Morrison Park. With 25-30 hot air balloons each day, the Classic celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.
On August 20, the Idaho Botanical Garden hosted a fun Bug Day for celebrating and teaching kids about bugs. The garden offered ladybug releases, bug races, Insect Olympics, edible insects, and a bug safari. At the end of the day, participants earned a Certificate in Bugology as new bug experts.
WineFest is the primary fundraiser for the Basque Museum's exhibits, educational programs, Ikastola (preschool), and other efforts. The 19th annual celebration gathered 800 people, with 15 wine distributors, 121 wines, auctions, pintxos (Basque tapas), and dancing. The celebration is usually the third Friday of August on the Basque Block. Photography Larry Ridenhour, Eneko Tuduri and Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Foothills Med Spa just celebrated their one year anniversary with an open house! Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres by Three Girls Catering, Cinder Wines and sweets from Nothing Bundt Cakes. They are looking forward to another great year helping Boise look beautiful!
Indepth Solutions, Inc. presented their annual Betting on a Cure gala featuring A Night in Monte Carlo. All proceeds after event were donated to research to cure cancer through the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The Sun Valley Film Festival is on the map and has serious street cred. Ketchum was packed with filmmakers, producers, screenwriters and fans from March 2-6…not to mention A-List names such as Trevor Groth, director of programming at Sundance, Bruce Dern and Oliver Stone.
Gallery Five18 featured the artwork of Swede Lisk and Karen Eastman, among others, at a recent First Thursday in downtown Boise. Enjoy the downtown experience of art, dining, music, shopping and tasting, the First Thursday of each month from 5-9pm.
Art Source Gallery recently hosted "Metamorphosis," an art show depicting transformation via various art platforms. Proceeds from this annual event support The Women’s and Children’s Alliance of Boise.
Since 1976, the Bishop Kelly Foundation has held an annual gala. Proceeds from The Winner’s Choice Dinner and Auction benefit Bishop Kelly High School, and comprise a portion of the operating scholarship grants from the Foundation to the school.
The Broadway Veterinary Hospital recently hosted a Dog Wash Fundraiser. The furry critters were soaped and scrubbed until they shined. Proceeds from the event were donated to Fuzzy Pawz Rescue and the Idaho Food Bank.
We sent out the call to our Facebook friends to send us their best pictures of having fun with their favorite animals, and our fans delivered. So many wonderful photos were submitted. We wish we had room for them all.
Guests enjoyed mingling at Franz Witte's nursery. Delectable hors d'oeuvres provided by Kindness and drinks provided by Payette Brewing Company kept guests well supplied, while Esteban Anastasio set just the right tone with his classical guitar.
Barbacoa Grill welcomed guests to celebrate the grand opening of The Luna Rooftop bar with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to remember. Special guests Mariachi De Mi Tierra contributed to the festive atmosphere.
Supporters gathered at Chandlers Prime Steak and Fine Seafood for the official launch party of Boise Lifestyle magazine. Well-wishers enjoyed visiting with friends both old and new while savoring delectable Hor d'oeuvres and drinks.
Idaho-based charity Semilla Nueva helps rural Guatemalan farmers learn sustainable agricultural practices. Local supporters and Rotarians bid on silent auction items while enjoying hearing about the past year's successes. Proceeds help fund an upcoming Rotary Global Grant.
Mathnasium, a new neighborhood math-only learning center, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newest tutoring center in the Boise area. Specially trained math tutors are excited to teach math in an individual setting.