Inspired By

 What is your definition of success?  For me, success is when the people who know me know that I care about them and want the best for them.  What is something you are passionate about?

Chains of Inspiration

 Boise residents are an inspirational bunch.  Their actions regularly kindle other’s desires to try out a new hobby, volunteer, take up a cause or even set out on a career path.  On the surface, it may be hard to see the connection between a master electrician, an educator, a renowned conductor and a pastor. But inspiration links each of these…

Give Your Kids a Taste of Culture

Teaching kids about different cultures is a great way to defeat stereotypes, break down barriers, and help kids value and respect people who are different from them. So why not give your kids the opportunity to experience the many cultures that make up our diverse planet and country? A fun way to explore our diversity is by trying out foods and mealtime customs of other nationalities and unique…

So Grateful

As November begins, we’re eagerly awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection as the winter chill sets in and we retreat to the warmth of our homes. We hope you enjoy this “Thankful” issue, remembering … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Shore Lodge Gets New Leadership In September, Tom E. Garcia took the position as the president and general manager of McCall’s Shore Lodge resort and Whitetail Club. He most recently served as the vice president and general manager at High Hampton in North Carolina, with Benchmark Hospitality International. Tom brings his extensive golf club, resort … Continued

STEM Day Offers Science-Themed Fun at Western Idaho Fair

The Western Idaho Fair opened with free admission from CBS2 and plenty of STEM activities from the Idaho STEM Action Center. Kids got the chance to operate robots, check out virtual reality, run experiments, try coding and more. The center aims to help implement STEM programs, align education and workforce needs and increase Idaho's STEM … Continued

Great Grandma Alta Nova’s Chess Pie

My Grandma Alta Neal was well-known for her love of entertaining. The more people she could feed under her roof, the happier she was. She baked for weeks prior to every Thanksgiving. Cookies, bars and pies filled dozens of tins, Tupperware, and movie reel cans on her glass-enclosed deck. The deck became a sort of holiday "treat room" and every kid's dream! My brother…

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Brightens Boise Skyline

Boise’s skies were filled with Darth Vader, Elvis and more colorful balloons floating along as part of the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. The annual event attracted spectators out in the pre-dawn hours (and in the evening for the Nite Glo), along with balloonists from across the world. The 2020 schedule will be on SpiritOfBoise.com. Photography … Continued

New Season, New Reasons to Get Outdoors

Part of the beauty of being an outdoors person living in a four-season town is you’re always ending one season and preparing for the next, and November is a prime example of that. You never really know what you’re going to get. You could be hiking or mountain biking in the Foothills in a T-shirt or carving the first powder…