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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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100 years of the Boise Airport

Did you know that the Boise Airport is almost 100 years old? Yeah, I didn't either. Sharon Fisher wrote a great story for us today all about the history of the airport, the changes it's gone through and more changes to come, plus some insights on the plethora of public art that our airport has. You can listen to me read this story here. Enjoy! SPONSORED BY DOWNTOWN BOISE ASSOCIATION Alive After 5 starts tomorrow! Downtown Boise's free live music series, Alive After 5, kicks off tomorrow night...

about 24 hours ago • 10 min read

Hello friends. I'm experimenting with simplifying the newsletter a bit and giving it some more structure. Today's experiment is a slight change to the format. What do you think? It makes it a little weird for multi-day events but idk. There is a poll at the bottom of the newsletter - please let me know what your thoughts! Another thing I'm changing is making the subject line for all the Thursday letters "Things to do in Boise [date range]" because I think it makes it easier for you to find in...

6 days ago • 8 min read

Hello my friends. Hope you're hungry because today's story is all about food. Iconic Boise foods to be specific. This fun story was written by Julie Sarasqueta. You can listen to me read it on the podcast. Enjoy! SPONSORED BY MORRISON CENTER Coming to a park near you... The Neighborhood Concert Series is back! This free, family-friendly live music series pops up at different parks all over Boise and features a rotating lineup of local bands and food trucks. Brought to you by The Morrison...

8 days ago • 8 min read

Hey hey! Tis a busy summery weekend out there. There's tons of stuff going on this weekend and into next week. You can listen to me talk about it on the podcast. Have fun out there! SPONSORED BY VISIT SOUTHWEST IDAHO Out of Town Tip It's summer and that means its paddle board season. Our out of town tip for you this week is a few beautiful places in SW Idaho to take your SUP. You’ve heard of Payette Lake in McCall, but have you heard of Little Payette Lake? It’s a natural lake in McCall & a...

13 days ago • 9 min read

Today's story covers the annual Return of the Boise Valley People gathering and the painful history from which the event stems. This story was written by Julie Sarasqueta and you can listen to me read it here. SPONSORED BY HOPS N' HOMES Are you a first time homebuyer? It’s super frustrating huh? I can totally relate - I was in your shoes two years ago but everything changed for me when I went to a Hops n’ Homes class. Hops n’ Homes is a free class for first time homebuyers in the Treasure...

15 days ago • 8 min read

What's up people! Can you believe this Saturday is June 1?! Summer is here and it shows with the massive amount of events I've got for ya in today's newsletter. You can find the podcast episode here. Have fun out there! SPONSORED BY ST LUKE'S FITONE FitOne registration opens next week on June 5th! FitOne is coming up on September 21, 2024. It's Idaho’s most popular & family-friendly race! With 5k, 10k, or half marathon distances, FitOne is a race for all people, all ages, and all abilities....

20 days ago • 10 min read

Local comedian Sophie Hughes is filming a live comedy special this Saturday, June 1, at Neurolux. It’s her first time filming a special – and it's long overdue. “I've been doing comedy for over 20 years now,” she said. “I started when I was 16. I just always knew it was something I wanted to do.” Sophie recalls a home video of her kindergarten graduation. In the video, all the kids in her class stand up and say their name and what they want to be when they grow up. In the video, Sophie stands...

22 days ago • 7 min read

Happy long weekend! Whatcha doing for Memorial Day? I'm planning to do a little camping and a little bit of house work. We will see if it actually happens lol. If you are sticking around town, I've got a whole bunch of fun things to fill your schedule. Listen to me talk about them on the podcast. Have fun out there! SPONSORED BY SUREL'S PLACE You need some Shrinky Dink art On Saturday, June 8 from 6-9pm, Surel's Place is hosting its annual fundraising party & Shrinky Dink Art Auction. Take...

27 days ago • 8 min read

Hello my friends. Today's story is one I've sent before, but it's my favorite and timely. The annual Dennis the Cat Day celebration is happening out at the Old Idaho Pen this Sunday, May 26 from 12-4pm. Read or listen to today's story to learn about one of the most beloved Boise cats. PS - I changed up how our sponsor spots look. What do you think? Thanks to all our sponsors for keeping From Boise free! SPONSORED BY THE LITL STUDIO You're invited: The LITL Studio’s BIG Grand Opening! The...

29 days ago • 9 min read

Holy smokes there's a lot going on this weekend! You can listen to me talk about some of these things on the podcast. Have fun out there! Friday is bike to work day Friday, May 17, is National Bike to Work Day. Here's a few celebratory events happening: Fri May 17: City Hall Plaza has live music, bagels, coffee, bike tune-ups, and more from 7-9am. Fri May 17: Boise Bicycle Project and Dawson Taylor are giving out free coffee and pastries from 7-9am. Fri May 17: Valley Regional Transit is...

about 1 month ago • 8 min read
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