From Boise

by Marissa Lovell

A weekly newsletter & podcast about what's going on in Boise, Idaho. Every week we share stories about people, places, history, and happenings in Boise.

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Happy turkey day

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all spending the day doing something that makes you happy. Thank you so much for reading my newsletter, listening to my podcast, and supporting my work. I'm so grateful ♥️ Things to do with the fam Wondering what to do with your fam? Or maybe looking for ways to escape the fam? Here's a few ideas: Wahooz has $0.99 bowling today (Thanksgiving) until 8pm. Go play arcade games at Spacebar (21+) or Realms (all ages) Go ice skating: Downtown Boise's new ice rink...
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5 days ago • 5 min read

Shop local guide

Hello friends! Christmas is in 34 days. Holy smokes. If that makes you feel panicky, this newsletter will help! Today's story is my annual Shop Local Guide and I've got allll kinds of ideas for you. Also I have a lil contest for you! I have 4 tickets to The 1975 to giveaway to 2 winners. And these are not just any tickets, they are lower bowl tickets which are sold out! To enter, all you have to do is get a friend to subscribe to the newsletter. 1 referral = 1 entry. See the very end of the...
7 days ago • 14 min read

NEW merch, Hyde Park drinkin', Treefort 2024 & lots more

Hello friends! What a beautiful day, eh? I've got a bunch of fun stuff for you today. You can listen to me talk about the fun stuff on the podcast. Or read below. Or both! Merch drop Today is the day - here's our new From Boise merch! We created this design in collaboration with local tattoo artist Matt Laster at Boise Tattoo Company. Pretty cool, eh? Everything is unisex sizing and printed on super soft & cozy Bella + Canvas products. All screenprinting was done right here on the Boise...
12 days ago • 10 min read

Exploring Boise's theater community

Hello friends! I’m pulling a switcheroo on you. Last week the story was about the history of transportation in Boise, and I said that this week's story would be the follow up to that, which is the future of transportation in Boise. As you can imagine, writing about the future of transportation is not a simple story and I just felt like I was rushing through it. I hate the feeling of being rushed, especially with a story, and especially with a story that deserves time and attention and...
14 days ago • 10 min read

Holiday prep

Hello friends! I've got some fun stuff for you to do this weekend, plus some holiday things to think ahead about. If you have a holiday event (or any events) coming up, please let me know by filling out this form. Check out today's podcast episode if you'd rather listen to me talk through some of these events. Also did you know that I give you a new road Idaho trip idea in every Thursday episode? Listen here! Veterans Day Veterans Day is this Saturday, November 11. Here's a few events &...
19 days ago • 9 min read

The history of transportation in Boise

Hello friends! How are you? Today is the first of a two-part series about transportation in Boise. The story today explores the history of transportation in Boise, how different modes overlapped, and how some transportation methods quite literally shaped the Boise we know today. Sharon Fisher wrote today's story. Next week's story explores what the future of transportation might look like in Boise. You can listen to me read this story on today's podcast episode. I hope you enjoy it! Also,...
21 days ago • 12 min read

New speakeasy, Boise board games, espresso martini week + much more

Hello my friends! Happy November - holy crap. I can't believe we have two months left in the year... I'm not ready haha. But you know what I am ready for? The freakin' weekend. And holy smokes there is A LOT of fun stuff to do today, tomorrow and this weekend. You can listen to me talk through some of these events on today's podcast episode. In partnership with Boise Philharmonic Join Boise Phil for an evening of music that will resonate in your heart long after the final notes have played....
27 days ago • 8 min read

Marriage & murder

Happy Halloween! Today is my favorite day of the year and I'm just thrilled I get to celebrate with y'all by sharing a story that has two of my favorite elements: history & horror. Today's tale is about Idaho's first known serial killer, who also happens to be one of the first female serial killers in America. It was written by Julie Sarasqueta. You can also listen to this story on our podcast. Enjoy! If you opened a newspaper in the United States in 1921, you’d see thousands of column...
29 days ago • 10 min read

Happy Halloweekend

Happy Halloween weekend, friends! This newsletter is a big one - there is so much going on! I stuffed as many Halloween events as I could find in here, and I also included a bunch of non-Halloween things too. It took me a long while to put this together so thank you for reading it, and be sure to send it to your friends who are wondering what's going on this weekend! Better yet, tell them to subscribe :) Halloweekend things Death Cafe tonight TONIGHT: Death Cafe Boise provides an...
about 1 month ago • 12 min read

How to Halloween in Boise

ONE WEEK until Halloween, y'all! It's officially spooky season and there are lots of ways to celebrate in Boise and the Treasure Valley. Today's story is my annual How to Halloween in Boise guide. I gathered info on pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, and where to get costumes. I also included sections on Halloween with kids, including when and where to trick or treat, plus listed some ideas for Halloween without kids, and two ways to Halloween with your dog. Enjoy, my pretties! In...
about 1 month ago • 8 min read
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