November 2016 Around Town

The Idaho Botanical Garden announced the hiring of Erin Guerricabeitia as its new executive director. Guerricabeitia is responsible for overseeing the garden’s daily operations, member services, programming, events and horticultural efforts. She will be charged with cultivating new sources of financial support for the garden, acting as a liaison between board and staff, and implementing the strategic and master plans…

A Slice of Hospitality

Jim Temple is a retired World War II Navy veteran who just celebrated his 90th birthday at Overland Court Senior Living and Memory Care in Boise.

Telaya Winery

Before Earle Sullivan, along with his wife Carrie, committed his life to the art of winemaking, he was traveling 280 days out of the year as the COO of a pharmaceuticals company. He wanted to spend time with his two boys, while still engaging in an intellectually stimulating career. Everything he’s done since then has been purposeful in innovating the…


The penultimate month of the year is always a special one—one in which we're reminded of the wealth of gratitude we have for the people in our lives and for the Boise community.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

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.

Trailhead Offers New Hub for Boise Entrepreneurs

A group of entrepreneurs—Jason Crawforth, Karen Meyer, Faisal Shah and John Hale—had all started businesses in Boise or been involved with them in some way. But they soon realized there wasn't a local resource that focused on helping people start and scale businesses.

Local Beer Lovers at Home at PreFunk

PreFunk Beer Bar in Boise started in 2013 with 10 bar stools and 20 tap handles. Owner and founder Justin Flynn said his original aim was to provide a space for residents to fill up growlers of local and regional craft beer to enjoy at home. In fact, Justin says the bar was the first growler fill station in all…

What Have You (Technology) Done For Me Lately?

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Houzz, Snapfish, email, texting, web browsing, Linked In, computer glitches, updates and viruses. Hey, technology! You are supposed to make my life easier. Come on, help me out here.

The Friendliest Place on Earth

I had just moved to Boise. I didn’t know my way around yet… Where should I do my grocery shopping? Where’s the nearest post office? What church should I attend? Time to get started, I drove to the local Winco ready to conduct my first “audition." Perhaps this would be my new grocery store.