Mountain West Bank Reopens Downtown Boise Branch

Mountain West Bank celebrated the grand re-opening of its newly remodeled branch at 16th and State streets in Boise at an open house May 18. Boise Chamber of Commerce executives and volunteers were on hand to cut a ceremonial ribbon.

Hot Spots for Summer Fun

 Article Julie Meyer  This month, schedule some family time and create lasting memories. We recommend a variety of activities for you to experience with your loved ones. Some are old, some are new, some are close to home, some require a bit of travel, but whether you have a whole day to spend or only an hour, we hope you get…

July 2018 Around Town

Ada County Paramedics and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Celebrate New Paramedic Station The Ada County Paramedics and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center celebrated the opening of the new state-of-the-art paramedic station. As one of the busiest paramedic stations in the state of Idaho, Saint Alphonsus and Ada County Paramedics jointly built the structure to … Continued

Treasure Valley Middle School Students Introduced to STEM Fields

Vallivue and Sage Valley Middle School students visited the University of Idaho-Boise for a STEM Day full of activities and hands-on experiments to encourage kids to pursue careers related to science, technology, engineering and math. About 140 students participated this year — double the amount from last year's event.

Seymour Johnson Military Affairs Committee Visits MHAFB

Members of the Seymour Johnson Military Affairs Committee visited Mountain Home Air Force Base to give both Mountain Home AFB personnel and Seymour Johnson MAC members the chance to discuss similar issues that both base communities encounter. The members learned better ways of working together to handle these situations.

Summer Fashion

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Ruth Novella  Summer is a great time to mix up your style, try something new and add some fun pieces to your wardrobe. Teina Watts, manager at Walla Walla Clothing Co., shows us how to put together a summer look that meets the needs of younger women as well as more mature ladies. These outfits work for…

Idaho’s Best-Kept Secret

 Article and Photography  Property  Real estate opportunities in Tamarack offer something for everyone, from six-bedroom luxury homes to well-laid-out chalets and adorable two-bedroom cottages. Private tours available daily. For more information, visit TamarackRealty.net.

The Secret Is Out

 Article Julie Meyer  The rapid growth of the Treasure Valley has been a concern for some residents who fear that the things they love about this area will be lost if our city continues to grow at the current pace. The commercial real estate experts at Cushman & Wakefield Pacific share their insight.  “Resistance may be the largest challenge during this period of…

Q&A with Laurel Meyer

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Ruth Novella  Laurel Meyer has found that delicate balance between work that she loves, spending time with family, taking care of our environment and making Idaho a better place to live. When her children were young she made the decision to take a break from the retail world and sold her first shop.  Laurel explains, “As time…

I’m Your Huckleberry

 Photography Kris Westergard  Mark Allen's Huckleberry Cocktail  Difficult to cultivate and found naturally in the wild, huckleberry is the state fruit of Idaho. Bartender Mark Allen shares his berry-inspired cocktail.

Pool Party

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography JJ Jenkins  Backyard pools are trending in our area. Dion Battles from Snake River Oasis says there are a few factors that may be influencing this trend. As more people from California and Arizona move to Idaho, families are accustomed to having a private pool. Homeowners are also investing in recreation at home as opposed to taking big…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the shriveled fingertips … Continued

Men of Influence

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

Unique Local Hangouts

 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.   

Keith and Skyler Jones, Father-and-Son Owners of Dickey’s Barbecue

 Article and Photography  Family gatherings where we can barbecue in the backyard.  We absolutely love playing games, bonding and having discussions.

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…

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.   

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…

Maverik Grand Opening at Victory and Cole

The grand opening of the new Maverik on the corner of Victory Road and Cole Road was held on March 22.

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.

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. ​

Dear Gents

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

June 2018 Around Town

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

Keep Burning

 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…

Road Warrior

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

Women to Watch

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Kelsey Parfitt  The Executive  Debra Leithauser, Director of Corporate Communications, Idaho Power

Get Away with Some Girlfriends

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Kara Eaton  A girls trip to McCall is the perfect escape from the pressures of day-to-day life in the city. Try it once, and you may end up making this an annual tradition. Everything is within walking distance, from excellent food and unique, small-town specialty shops to the shores of Lake Cascade. The slower pace and village atmosphere…

A House That Tells Your Story

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography David Fish, BluFishPhoto.com  Designer Alysse Matthews didn’t set out to start a company and become a business owner. Her love for decorating her own home turned into a passion. She began helping friends and enjoyed helping them create a home they loved.   “With the busy, lives we lead, we need a place we can come home to that we…

Barbara & Her Girls

 Article and Photography  Mikelle's Pick: Apple Watch Series 3  Apple.com, $329

DIY Mother’s Day Brunch

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Kelsey Parfitt  Mary Anne & Ginger  Ingredients

2018 Women of the Year Gala

The Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year awards program recognizes women shaping Idaho’s economic and community well-being through leadership, mentoring and community involvement. The Women of the Year program, which featured keynote speaker Kristin Armstrong, supports workplace diversity and celebrates the accomplishments of exceptional female business leaders.

2018 Western Idaho FabSlam Showcase

The Western Idaho FabSlam Showcase in downtown Boise began when the Digital Harbor Foundation trained, and the STEM Action Center equipped teachers from 19 organizations to assemble and coach teams for a 3-D printing competition. Each team identified a transportation-related problem in their community that can be addressed using 3-D printing, and then developed a … Continued

Here’s to Strong Women

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at Boise Lifestyle, we want to take this opportunity to recognize all the strong ladies in our community. From entrepreneurs and CEOs to chefs, executives, and yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, you’ll meet some … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Don’t Miss the Barber Junction at Harris Ranch 2018 Spring Parade Home Visit the 2018 Parade Home located in Barber Junction at Harris Ranch, East Boise’s premier community. The Viceroy encompasses sleek detailing, creating an inviting, modern home. The expansive windows in the stunning great room bring in an abundance of natural light. Looking for … Continued

Get Outside

 Article and Photography Roger Phillips  Warm, sunny days; sparkling waters reflecting off blue skies; and a chorus of birds at dusk that usher in a cool night—these are all sublime moments waiting for anyone heading into Idaho’s great outdoors for a camping trip.   Idaho is full of campgrounds ranging from Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, state parks, private…

The Best Spring Pie Ever

I absolutely love fresh strawberries when they are in season and my favorite way to enjoy them is when they are covered in chocolate! My mom was always a great cook, as is my sister. But I never did well following recipes because I loved improvising. A few years back, I was about to make a cheesecake and some chocolate-covered…

Defense Secretary James Mattis’ Idaho Visit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with airmen during a town hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Mattis' visit included a meeting with base leadership and a town hall where he answered airmen's questions. Photography by Staff Sgt. Jeremy L. Mosier. 

April 2018 Around Town

Hawley Troxell has announced attorneys Dane Bolinger, Adam Christenson, Jason Melville and Sarah Reed have been elected as equity partners in the firm.

STEM Matters Day at the Legislature

Hundreds of Idahoans converged on the state Capitol for STEM Matters Day to explore and celebrate innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning. The third annual event, organized by the Idaho STEM Action Center, attracted students, educators, elected officials, businesses and STEM advocates from across the state. 

Bringing Peace Through Produce to the Treasure Valley

It all started with a desire to bring a little piece of European sensibility back home to Boise, so Clay and Josie Erkins did just that when they realized there was a need for unpackaged and local produce in Boise. While living in Germany near a beautiful village where they worked as civilians teaching different recreational activities to the military, the…

changing lives

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. There are many St. Jude patients…

Market Finds

The Boise Farmers Market Season begins Saturday, April 7, on the corner of 10th and Grove Streets, and will be open Saturdays through October. Along with all the fantastic farm-fresh produce, visit these vendors and try out these fun finds. For more information on events and vendors, visit TheBoiseFarmersMarket.com.
 

Earth Day

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Garden Goodness

It's time to turn over the soil and get growing. The gardens at the Chateau des Fleurs are bursting with more than 200 different types of vegetables this year. Chef Richard Jimenez has generously shared a make-at-home version of his beet salad. The original version of this complex dish involves many techniques that might be a stretch for the average home cook. This simplified version…

Outdoor Adventure

Pedaling my mountain bike down the trail and feeling soft dirt under my tires is as welcome as a powder day when I am snowboarding. A bike ride in the foothills is a rite of spring and one I look forward to all season. I ride year-round, but spring is a chance to get out on the trails when conditions are…

BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

The BMW X5 xDrive40e uses advanced iPerformance technology to deliver instant torque, enhanced efficiency and all the driving fun of a sports activity vehicle. 

Home is Where the Heart Is

 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…

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…

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.

Parkcenter Montessori Food Drive

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.