Build Your Bro Network

In the TV show Psych, Shawn and Gus work together to solve crimes. Their friendship is memorable; they have inside jokes, tease and laugh together, disagree and help each other out. While you may not need someone to help you solve crimes, having friends to hang out with, laugh together and encourage each other is important for men. Here are a few…

Inspired by Success

 What set you on your career path with the BSA?  As a kid, I only made it to the Tenderfoot Scout rank—second of seven ranks. I truly loved scouting, but my troop did not have consistent leadership. I made a commitment long ago that if I ever served as an adult volunteer, I would be the kind of leader I wished for…

A Summer Classic

  —2 cups granulated sugar  —Zest of three lemons  —10 cups water, divided

Summer in Boise

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Mike Krage Joins Idaho Potato Commission Produce veteran Mike Krage recently joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as the new Retail Promotion Director for the Northeast and Midwest. Krage, based in Champaign, Illinois, will utilize category management, promotions and other marketing support tools to assist category managers and buyers in the Northeast and Midwest in … Continued

Women’s Day at The NEST

The NEST hosted an afternoon of celebration May 9. The event leaders served lunch with an iced tea and champagne bar and presented classes on flower arranging. They donated proceeds to the BCRF for breast cancer research.

Life Lessons

With years of experience in their fields and a passion for what they do, these Boise businessmen share some of the lessons they have learned along the way. They have overcome obstacles, challenged themselves and had some fun along the way. Each has found success doing what they love.  

Sliding into Summer at Idaho Ski Resorts

The clear, cool air, seemingly endless views and lush green slopes make ski areas as attractive in the summer as they are when swathed in snow and skiers carve gentle arcs across the mountain.

Driving the Dream

 2015 Dodge Challenger  Even before I was old enough to drive, I’ve always loved pony cars: Pontiac Firebirds, Ford Mustangs and Plymouth Barracudas, to name a few.  In 2009, Dodge released its third-generation Challenger based on the 1970 design, and I found my new dream car. In 2015, the Challenger experienced a new facelift which incorporated a circa 1971-style grill/split tail lights, and I…

Golfing for Charity

A day out at Warm Springs Golf Course served a dual purpose on March 30. The Golf “Fore” Vets tournament featured bogeys, birdies, the occasional bad slice and 68 golfers raising money for the Wishes for Warriors Corp.

Dude Food and Beer

In the spirit of the saying "real men don’t eat quiche," the question begs to be asked: What do dudes eat?   

For the Guys

Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. While our readership consists of 64 percent female readers, June is dedicated to the other 36 percent, the gentlemen of the Treasure Valley. With six sons, our family has our fair share … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Boise Kind Aims to Make a Kind and Welcoming City Boise Mayor David Bieter launched the Boise Kind initiative at the Treefort Music Fest in March. The community-wide collaboration is aimed “to protect and promote the core values that make Boise a kind and welcoming city.” Part of the initiative includes the Kindness Count, which encourages … Continued

Treefort Music Fest Rocks Boise

Forts of every kind sprung up for the five-day Treefort Music Fest in March. Attendees could take their pick of forts, with options including Treefort, Storyfort, Alefort, Comedyfort, Hackfort, Kidfort, Filmfort, Foodfort and Yogafort. Photography by Matthew Wordell

Boise Flower & Garden Show Blooms at Boise Centre

The Boise Flower & Garden Show played host to a wide variety of flowers, trees and garden implements. The event also featured a flower show presented by the Southwest District Garden Clubs of Idaho, Inc. and the Treasure Valley Flower Show Judges' Council and a bonsai display from the Boise Bonsai Society. Photography by Jordan Gray

Silvies Valley Ranch

Just a short drive from Boise via Highway 20, adventure awaits at The Retreat, Links & Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch.

Survive and Thrive on a Mountain Campout

I won’t lie; I’m not a fan of Treasure Valley summers. It’s too hot for my temperate body and mild-mannered soul. I love the long days of summer, but I make a beeline to the mountains and crank up Mother Nature’s air conditioner—a fresh mountain breeze.

Broadway Comes to Boise

Boise is blessed to have access to a variety of cultural events, music and dramatic presentations. Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho's premier performing arts center bringing world-class live performances to our community. 

Get Ready to Shred!

It's hard to find a watercraft that can top the thrill of a modern wakeboarding boat. If you want to wakesurf 8-13 mph and go for your first 360-spin or even kick up the speed to 18-23 mph and master your inverts, you’re going to need a wake boat.

Inspired by Success

 What set you on your career path?  I worked as a commercial fisherman and served in the military before deciding to attend college. I knew if I was going to spend the time, money and energy required to get a degree, I wanted a rewarding career. Journalism was a good choice because it's challenging, interesting and lets me make a…

Literally Priceless

 “Your son has a brain tumor.”  These are words a parent never wants to hear. It is difficult to imagine the impact such news would have on your life. The tumor would become the center of your universe, all life orbiting around it. The fears, tears, endless questions and doctor appointments; the medical bills beyond anything you know how to…

Inspired by Success

 What defining moments set you on your career path?  Susan: Wanting to create jobs for women inspired me.   Roshan: Choosing a career where I could be creative and use my leadership skills to help my family and community. 

Lessons in Life

 Lori Otter  Real Estate Professional, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services SilverHawk Realty  Life Lesson: Set Boundaries

Celebrating Women

With Mother’s Day on May 12 this month, our hearts and thoughts focus on the mothers in our lives and all the wonderful women in our community.  In this issue, we not only celebrate mothers, but we also highlight some wonderful women CEOs and directors in our community who really make a difference in our … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Rosendahl Foot & Shoe Center Earns ABC Accreditation The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. recently awarded Rosendahl Foot & Shoe Center with a three-year accreditation award in foot orthotics, foot prosthetics and diabetic footwear needs. The honor recognizes Rosendahl for achievements in organizational management, patient care standards, quality assurance, supplier compliance and … Continued

Wicked Comes to Boise

The Broadway blockbuster Wicked returned to the Morrison Center in March.

Boise Spring Home Show Brings New Ideas

March's Boise Spring Home Show at Expo Idaho featured a wide variety of gadgets, innovations and ideas.

The Sweet Sounds of St. Patrick’s Day

Across the Treasure Valley, those enjoying St. Patrick's Day were treated to drums, bagpipes and dancing by four squads of Boise Highlanders. This group performed at The Hideaway Bar & Grill in Meridian.

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

Step into the Boise Foothills

Decades ago the foothills included a dumping ground and a military firing range. There was also a network of “self-created” trails commonly used by motorcycle riders, horseback riders, livestock, hunters and others.

Getting Your Dream Kitchen

If you ask someone which room in their house they would love to makeover, it would most likely be the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of every home. It’s where meals are made and eaten, family and friends gather, laughter flows freely and memories are made. It’s easy to see why someone would want to make it as inviting, comfortable and…

Women’s Health:

When it comes to women’s health and wellness, certain issues often come to the forefront. Cari Powers, owner of Kaiafit gym in Boise, shares issues women face when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and offers tips to help.

Where Your Recycling Goes

After finishing a candy bar (and sucking every last bit of chocolate off the plastic), you might move to throw the wrapper in the trash. That wrapper will head from your trashcan to the landfill. And there it will stay, for years upon decades upon centuries. However, if you live in Boise, Meridian, Eagle or Garden City, a different destination awaits…

Inspired by Success

 What defining moments set you on your career path?  My faith journey began at a young age, which gives me tremendous inspiration, guidance and strength in the work I do today. As a successful entrepreneur, my grandfather taught me the value of self-reliance, hard work and risk-taking, which to this day provides a solid foundation for all that I am involved with. My…

Spring in Boise

As mild as our winter was, I’m still excited for spring in Boise. While fall is still my favorite season here in Idaho, spring sure does rank high on my list. Everything around us is fresh and in the process of renewal. I doubt there are many places as beautiful as Boise in the spring. … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Suzanne Bergmann Joins Ralston Group Properties Ralston Group Properties, an independent, locally owned and Boise-based residential and commercial real estate brokerage, has announced Suzanne Bergmann has joined the firm. Raised in Connecticut and receiving her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Suzanne’s early career in real estate included all transactional elements of residential property … Continued

St. Luke’s Provides More than $650,000 in Community Grants

More than 90 local nonprofit organizations across the Treasure Valley and McCall received in February Community Health Improvement Fund grants from St. Luke’s Health System totaling more than $650,000. The grants will support health-related programs and events, including healthy activities for youth, suicide prevention services and transportation to medical care.  

A Bird’s-Eye View

"World" Center? The first time I heard the cluster of buildings on the hill mentioned, honestly, I laughed. “The World Center for Birds of Prey” seemed lofty for our valley, 330-ish miles from any major metropolis. How little I understood the accuracy of the moniker and the scope of my error! With a sky-high mission and projects that circle the globe, the humble buildings…

State & Lemp

The rustic, unassuming charm that is the newly reopened farm-to-table restaurant Epek may seem a bit familiar.

Students Cheer on Idaho Sled Dog Challenge Participants

Sixteen teams from the United States and Canada took part in the 300-mile sled dog race in Adams and Valley counties in Idaho in late January. Students from local high schools attended the race to cheer on mushers and dogs alike. Photography provided by Jeff Riechmann

Hunting for Treasure in Treasure Valley Ponds

Technically, I’m talking about fishing, not hunting, but treasure fishing doesn’t make much sense, so bear with me. I might be stretching the metaphor a little, but I’m not stretching when I say Treasure Valley ponds are a treasure chest for anglers. This gem of intel comes from a hardcore angler, and while you may know our jaded reputation for…

Inspired by Success

 What defining moments set you on your career path?  I quit college after two years. I realized one day that I did not want to be a teacher in our school system. I soon joined corporate America with a national lender.  I quickly worked my way up to a management position before starting my own lending company.

Heather Echevarria: Innovating Boise Since 2004

One of the first things you’ll notice about Boisean Heather Echevarria’s building and design portfolio is the diversity of her projects. Via her company, Innovative Custom Homes, her discriminating tastes come alive on major remodels, complete tear-downs, reimagined spaces and cutting-edge new construction. Boise is the ideal city, a virtual playground, for creating spaces called “home.” From the North End to…

Health and Wellness Come Home:

People are increasingly mindful of their bodies. Never before has such awareness of health and wellness permeated our lives as it does today. Finding organic non-GMO produce, cleaning products free of harmful dyes and phthalates, and of course, sustainable, farm-to-table dining has never been so simple or so sought-after. Mickey and Laurie Reynolds of Heart in Home Realty didn't set…

American Comfort

While the Homestead Bar & Grill may have all the trappings of a sports bar—TVs, ample beer selection, Buffalo wings, strip mall location—don’t call it that.

Home Style

To showcase some amazing Boise homes, we turned to April Florczyk and her team of real estate experts. These three unique homes are great examples of artistic design elements and distinctive style. With more than 17 years of experience in our local real estate market, April has honed her skills matching prospective homeowners with a home that perfectly fits their style. 

March 2019 Around Town

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Names Jennifer Misajet Vice President of Operations Saint Alphonsus Health System has named Jennifer Misajet the vice president of operations for Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. In her role, Jennifer will provide administrative and operational oversight for the medical center. She will have primary responsibility for ancillary services … Continued

Welcome Home

If you spend any time at all on the roads here in the Treasure Valley, you are well aware of the population boom. With an increase in people moving to our great state, our local housing market is strong, and the roads are getting packed. Obviously, our local community is getting noticed. With our annual Home … Continued

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Queens in the Castle

Author Elaine Ambrose was joined by 35 attendees for Entrepreneurs' Organization Idaho's Queens in the Castle December event. EO is a global network of 13,000-plus leading entrepreneurs. EO Idaho is looking to add members, especially women, who are ready to take their business to the next level and help make the local chapter even stronger. … Continued

Current Servicemen Deliver Christmas Gifts to Boise’s Veterans Home

Operation “Camouflage Christmas” brings revelry and merrymaking to the Idaho State Veterans Home each and every year. Members of the Idaho Air Guard, Idaho Army Guard, plus Navy and Marine Reserve units from Gowen Field delivered "wish list" gifts to residents at the home. Nearly 500 gifts were placed around the Christmas tree in the home's … Continued