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Vday & Treefort prep

Vday prep I've already eaten like 10 boxes of candy hearts. Here's some Valentine's events coming up: Sat Feb 4: Gather your girlfriends and go to the 2nd Annual 2C Galentine's Day at O'Conner Field House in Caldwell. Shop 40+ vendors, wine prizes, take a painting class. Goes 1-8pm. Sun Feb 5:...
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3 days ago • 5 min read

A stronger town: patterns, wholeness & a place to live

Editor's note: Hey friends! Today's story is the first of a four-part series written by Amanda Patchin. It explores various "patterns" that Boise has that make it a vibrant & beautiful city, and considers how those patterns might be expanded and improved. Enjoy! Meridian from above. Photo by...
5 days ago • 6 min read

Boise is having a bagel moment

Boise's bagel shops We are experiencing a wave of new bagel shops & I am thrilled. Here's a few to check out: Good Times Bagels just opened last week! They serve wood-fired bagels in a cute lil shop at 2422 W Main Street in Boise. I went yesterday and it was bomb. Goldstein's opened last year &...
10 days ago • 4 min read

Self care in Boise

In partnership with Revive Wellness & Recovery Feel your best with Revive Wellness & Recovery. Whether you're recovering from a night out, fighting off cold & flu symptoms or trying beat to fatigue, Revive Wellness & Recovery will come to your home or office with their mobile IV Drip...
12 days ago • 7 min read

Snowy shenanigans, dog parties & spring prep

Garden prep I know this seems weird because it's snowing, but it's time to start thinking about your garden. Lucky for us, there's a bunch of expert gardeners here that want to help us have the best garden ever. Here's a few workshops this weekend & coming up to help you get ready. Lots of these...
17 days ago • 6 min read

Exploring the Stein Luminary

Have you heard of the Stein Luminary? It’s an all-digital museum on Boise State’s campus and it’s unbelievably cool. Honestly, words and photos can’t really do it justice. It’s one of those things that you need to experience in real life. photo by Ted Harmon What is the Stein Luminary The Keith...
19 days ago • 5 min read

Trail talk, xmas tree bonfire & Friday the 13th

Can we talk about the trails Our trail system is getting f-ed up right now, you guys. Rain, warm temps & excessive use is leading to irreparable damage. Irreparable is BAD. Like really bad. It means bumpy trails, rolled ankles, bike wrecks & overall annoyingness – because it is 100%...
24 days ago • 5 min read

All aboard

On a rainy afternoon last spring, I was out shopping with my little sister and mom in law in downtown Boise when we got caught in a downpour. We ran for cover in the 6th & Main (Pioneer) building. It was perfect, I thought, because I had wanted to take them to Idaho Made and if the rain didn’t...
26 days ago • 6 min read

Fishing, First Thursday & spring garden prep

Well well well, a new year is here. I'm really excited for 2023 - I think it's gonna be an especially good trip around the sun. I'm turning 30 in a few months, I just got a new kitten who is the cutest thing on the face of the earth, I have sooo many good story ideas for From Boise & I have some...
about 1 month ago • 6 min read

The Garden City Placemaking Fund

In early 2022, a group of artists, business owners and neighbors based in Garden City got together with an idea. They had a simple yet sizable goal: to create new opportunities for local artists, public art, and creative placemaking in Garden City. And so far, they've done just that. Before we...
about 1 month ago • 6 min read