A Very Boise Holiday

Boise has many dazzling and magical activities for the entire family to enjoy in our community during the holiday season. With so many holiday-related events, festivals, bazaars and displays to experience, it can be hard to find the balance between celebrating and feeling overwhelmed. It takes some planning and prioritizing, but making time for family, friends and cherished traditions is what makes…

Inspired by Success

 What is your definition of success?  The ability to create positive change in the community and working to leave my corner of the world better than when I came into it.  What is something you are passionate about?

For Auld Lang Syne

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year. It seems like just yesterday we were talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, here we are, almost time to do it again. There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. While we certainly don’t want to wish our lives away, … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Chief Bones Retires from Boise Police Department Boise Chief of Police William Bones wrapped up 27 years with the Boise Police Department Oct. 24. “I’m deeply honored to have been allowed to serve as part of BPD,” Bones said in a statement. “I am able to retire knowing (BPD) members are poised to not just … Continued

Boise Comic Arts Festival

Comic lovers united at August's Boise Public Library's Boise Comic Arts Festival. The event featured cosplay contests (both for humans and for dogs), performances from Boise State University’s Jedi Academy, virtual reality games and panels by comic artists and writers. Keep your eye on BoisePublicLibrary.org for information on next year's festival. Photography by Jordan Gray

Five Reasons to Get Excited About Winter

I understand winter can be a trying time for some folks in the Treasure Valley. Sometimes it seems like we get the bad aspects (icy roads, inversions and cold temperatures) without many of the recreation opportunities that our friends in the mountains enjoy.

FitOne Brings Thousands Out for Fun and Fitness

St. Luke's FitOne encouraged thousands to walk, stroll or run in either a 5K, 10K or half-marathon across Boise. The yearly event encourages healthy living and helps fund St. Luke's Children's Hospital projects (like the Idaho Elks Children's Pavilion) and regional initiatives (like the construction of running and walking tracks at elementary schools). Photography courtesy St. Luke's FitOne

Holiday Wreaths 101

There is nothing more welcoming than a beautiful seasonal wreath. Wreaths have been used as a decorative sign of the season for hundreds of years and can adorn any part of your home. In many homes, this symbol of growth and everlasting life can be found both inside and out.

Just Serve

JustServe.org has a chance at happiness for everyone. According to an article from Time.com, the secret to happiness is helping people. But according to an article from the Stanford Center for Longevity, although more than 90% of people want to volunteer, only about 1 out of 4 Americans do. Stanford's researchers found three common barriers to volunteering. The first is the…