Brides & Bravery

 Brides & Bravery  I love weddings. The excitement of witnessing a bride and groom marry is such a wonderful experience. I will never forget the day I married the love-of-my-life, Sam. The weather was chilly for our outdoor reception in our family friend’s orchard, but we didn’t care. The bottom of my dress brushed across mud leaving a smudge of…

Planting the Future 5th Annual Celebration

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.

New Tutoring Center Opens in Meridian

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.

May 2015 Around Town

Are you at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer? Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women ages 18-45. Emily Barker is the Boise Support Ambassador. Barker lease monthly Outreach Groups where individuals get together and connect with other high risk women about…

Year-Round Snowstorm Hits Downtown Boise

When Deb Spoja was in her 20s and all her friends were going off to Seattle, Portland or San Francisco to buy their wedding dresses, she thought about opening a bridal shop in Boise. Instead, she fell in love and got married herself. After raising four kids and helping her husband get through medical school and become an Army doctor in…

Trees of Hope

“We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping for … everything.” --Anne Frank, May 26, 1944

Horse Sense Ability

Diana Lincoln-Haye doesn’t horse around when treating her clients. Lincoln-Haye MS, LPC, NCC has loved and lived around horses her entire life. She trained and used them on her family’s cattle ranch in Kimberly, Idaho for 27 years, so it was natural that when she became a counselor she would use them in therapy with her clients. She helped raise…

All About Flooring

Casey Dillabaugh, owner of Dillabaugh Flooring America and Design, began an informal apprenticeship to learn the flooring business at the age of 13.

Bravo! for Ken and Betty Rodgers

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in 1868 to remember Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Today, on Memorial Day, we honor all Americans who died while serving in the military. Some of those honored served in Vietnam.

Hamsters Help Out

As residents of the Treasure Valley, we pride ourselves on being a community where people are not afraid to pitch in and help out. The Runaway Hamsters, a local music group does exactly that.

Choosing the Best Caterer for Your Wedding

Your big day has come and gone. Your dress was fabulous, the officiator was funny, in just the right way, the flowers were beautiful, and the whole wedding day was everything you hoped it would be. The only thing you wished you had spent more time researching? The caterer. The chicken was rubbery, the mashed potatoes lumpy, and the green…

Sarah Raker & Michael Koseki

 Sarah and Michael Koseki from Boise were married on May 25, 2013.  The proposal came a year and a half before on Christmas Eve. A night of so much excitement, Sarah couldn’t sleep!  The couple recommends a long engagement to plan and afford the wedding as you go along. Their venue, the Crystal Ballroom in downtown Boise, was secured at…

Attorney, Advocate and Actvist

“My greatest professional passion is helping women and children,” states Terri Pickens Manweiler, managing partner of Pickens Law, P.A. Pickens Manweiler is a Hope Level Corporate Pillar for the Women's and Children's Alliance and a volunteer attorney for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Pickens Manweiler's favorite achievement or accomplishment is being honored with the TWIN Award (Tribute to Women in…

The Art of the RSVP

I was, walking down the aisle on the arm of my tuxedo-clad father, beaming from ear to ear when it happened. I spotted a guest, a college friend standing tall above the rest at six and a half feet. But the problem was not my very tall college friend, nor the perfect organ music, flowing ivy and flowers or my…