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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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Weekend festivals, local theater, lots of live music, comedy shows & more

Happy Leap Day y'all! I love this day because it's just kinda weird. There's a few lil leap day things happening (find them at the top of the things to do section), plus some really cool local theater performances, tons of live music (which I talk about by genre on the podcast), and much more. You can find today's podcast here. Ok here we goooo! In partnership with Idaho Wine Commission One of the biggest events for movie fans is upon us! The Oscars are coming to ABC or a streaming service...

4 days ago • 6 min read

Hello friends! As you likely know, our local wine scene has been on the up and up. Today's story is about two new local wine spots that recently opened. They are different yet similar. One is all about trying something new and different, letting go of what you think you know about wine, and being open to what you might find. The other is all about education and giving you opportunities to learn about wine while trying new styles and exploring different regions. Both are run by incredible,...

6 days ago • 7 min read

Hi friends! Hope your week is going great. Here's some fun things for you to do this weekend and next week. If you want to listen to me talk about stuff, here's today's podcast episode. Now the fun stuff! New pickleball gym Pickleball alert! This weekend is the grand opening of S2 Pickleball, the first indoor pickleball gym in Boise. Fun! They have a variety of different memberships (fyi the prices go up after the grand opening!) and they have some events planned for the grand opening...

11 days ago • 6 min read

Hello my friends! Today's story is so good! It's another one written by Julie Sarasqueta and introduces you to a new local nonprofit, The Idaho Film Society. I'm so excited to see what this organization does in Boise. You can listen to me read this story on today's podcast episode. Enjoy! Meet the Idaho Film Society By Julie Sarasqueta If you’ve passed the old Greyhound Bus Station on Bannock lately, you’ve probably noticed the colorful murals that now grace the sides of this mid-century...

13 days ago • 7 min read

Hello my friends! How are you? It's been a long week for me but I'm happy & truckin' along haha. Got some fun stuff for you to do this weekend and a few things to look forward to! Have fun out there. Treefort schedule is out The Treefort 2024 schedule is up! Yay! It's time to start planning your moves and identifying which shows you will be running/biking quickly between haha. There's two ways to see the schedule: online or on the Treefort App On the app, you can build your own schedule &...

18 days ago • 6 min read

Hello my friends! Today I have a sweet lil story for ya all about about Idaho Candy Company. It's so good – you're gonna love it. This story was written by Julie Sarasqueta. You can listen to me read it on today's podcast episode. Enjoy! In partnership with Idaho Wine Commission Does anyone actually know the ins and outs of making wine? Turns out, it's not as simple as the stomp-on-grapes-with-bare-feet scenes you see in movies. There’s so much more to it and if you’re as curious as me, the...

20 days ago • 9 min read

Helllloooo friends! Today's newsletter is jam packed with events. I've got some super bowl specials for ya, some Fat Tuesday parties, and of course, lots of Valentine's events. So many v-day events that I had to sprinkle them throughout the newsletter because it was overwhelming to put them all together. You can listen to today's podcast episode here. Also, we will be debuting two new things soon: a website and a referral program. The website will be simple to start, but will give us the...

25 days ago • 8 min read

Hello friends! How are ya this week? Today I have a big ol list of date ideas for you. These may not all be brand new ideas, but I did choose them with specific criteria: They can be done on any type of date, not just the romantic kind. Most can be done for under $100. These can mostly be done at anytime of the year, but I was thinking about fun things to do in this half winter, half spring weather. Have fun out there, love birds <3 Sponsored by Idaho Public Television Creating content is all...

27 days ago • 10 min read

Hello my friends! This is some springy weather, eh? My husband mowed the lawn last night LOL. Just a friendly reminder to be aware of muddy trails. Here's my winter trail tips story - lots of good info in there because sometimes it's confusing. Like, how muddy is too muddy? The answer is in that story. Also fyi Ridge to Rivers has closed the following trails because of mud & damage: Heroes Trail, Seamans Gulch Trail (section from the water tank at the trailhead to the Wild Phlox Trail...

about 1 month ago • 8 min read

Hello my friends! Wow, what a gorgeous day. It's perfect weather to be out & about, and today's story might inspire your route. Our story today is all about places in Boise that you probably pass by often, yet you may not know that these places are a piece of Boise's history. Julie Sarasqueta wrote this amazing story and I learned so much! I know you will too. You can listen to me read this story in today's podcast episode. Enjoy! In partnership with Idaho Wine Commission ‘Tis the season of...

about 1 month ago • 10 min read
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