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BOISE — Boise Farmers Market announced in a press release that, in addition to the BFM Drive-Thru, they will open a walk-thru farmers market on Saturday, May 29 — Memorial Day Weekend. Both markets will continue to operate on Saturdays and continue to be located in the Midtown Neighborhood, …

At some point, you learned the word “antidisestablishmentarianism.” You may not know what it means, but at least you know it. Never mind that it has to do with people who wanted to maintain the Anglican Church’s status as the official Church of England in the 1800s — it has 12 syllables! Tha…

Working in the yard at this time of year never fails to lift my spirits. Spring, after all, is a time for new hope, new beginnings. Regardless of what’s happening in the rest of the world, preparing for summer in our little corners of the world makes us feel better about life.

If this past year has brought us any newfound wisdom, it’s this: stop taking the world around you for granted. Take time to take in the beauty of nature. The flight of a bird. A fluttering butterfly. It’s “stop and smell the roses” time. Side note: the term “stop and smell the roses” is most…

Here’s a story that will hopefully keep some tummies from rumbling and is sure to make hearts go pitty-pat. Students in Courtney Craner’s fifth-grade class at NOVA (Nampa School District’s online school) are raising funds to provide snacks for kids who don’t have access to them and who then …

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BOISE — The Idaho Out-Of-School Network and University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development are deploying 12 mobile, pop-up makerspace trailers in rural and underserved communities with help from the Idaho STEM Action Center, Idaho State Department of Education, Idaho Division of Career …

“Almost all the friends I have are from the (Nampa) Senior Center,” said Karen Stephenson, 78. Stephenson said she’d been going regularly to the center ever since she moved to the area, about eight years ago, attending exercise classes, playing cards — “Hand and Foot, it’s so much fun” — and…

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MERIDIAN — A press release from The Village at Meridian touts three new stores to its location “that are sure to spice up your shopping experience this season,” the press release said.

At some point, you learned the word “antidisestablishmentarianism.” You may not know what it means, but at least you know it. Never mind that it has to do with people who wanted to maintain the Anglican Church’s status as the official Church of England in the 1800s — it has 12 syllables! Tha…

Working in the yard at this time of year never fails to lift my spirits. Spring, after all, is a time for new hope, new beginnings. Regardless of what’s happening in the rest of the world, preparing for summer in our little corners of the world makes us feel better about life.

If this past year has brought us any newfound wisdom, it’s this: stop taking the world around you for granted. Take time to take in the beauty of nature. The flight of a bird. A fluttering butterfly. It’s “stop and smell the roses” time. Side note: the term “stop and smell the roses” is most…

Here’s a story that will hopefully keep some tummies from rumbling and is sure to make hearts go pitty-pat. Students in Courtney Craner’s fifth-grade class at NOVA (Nampa School District’s online school) are raising funds to provide snacks for kids who don’t have access to them and who then …

BOISE — The Idaho Out-Of-School Network and University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development are deploying 12 mobile, pop-up makerspace trailers in rural and underserved communities with help from the Idaho STEM Action Center, Idaho State Department of Education, Idaho Division of Career …

“Almost all the friends I have are from the (Nampa) Senior Center,” said Karen Stephenson, 78. Stephenson said she’d been going regularly to the center ever since she moved to the area, about eight years ago, attending exercise classes, playing cards — “Hand and Foot, it’s so much fun” — and…

MERIDIAN — A press release from The Village at Meridian touts three new stores to its location “that are sure to spice up your shopping experience this season,” the press release said.

NAMPA — The community is invited to the 54th annual Parade America in Nampa on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

BOISE─Idaho-based Courageous Kids Climbing will be conducting the first ever national climbing competition for first responders as a fundraiser for the organization. The event is planned for Saturday, June 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Commons Climbing Gym in Boise.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced Thursday the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.

There are a lot of beautiful birds in Idaho. Some are almost gaudy — the western tanager — and some are subtle — the female mountain bluebird. Among our understated species are the cedar and Bohemian waxwings. At a distance, their crests are the most notable feature. We don’t have many crest…

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the go-ahead to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 12 and 15. Already, the FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the vaccine to be given to children between the ages of 16 to 18.

BOISE — St. Luke’s FitOne announced in a press release it will provide two race options for the 2021 event: runners and walkers can choose either to participate in-person or virtually. Registration for both versions kicks off Wed., June 30.

A few years ago my friend Kristen and I created a podcast called “The Exotic Fruit Review.” In it, we sampled exotic fruits, discussed them and interviewed people who were leading extraordinary lives. While we enjoyed having a quirky podcast, Kristen and I had to do all the scheduling, produ…

I’ve always been a fan of the Hong Kong action comedies like “Drunken Master” or anything that Jackie Chan made before coming to America. These are the films where silly martial arts heroes bumble their way through an otherwise serious action movie, and while they aren’t always great art, th…

Just when you were thinking that the only things kids think about are themselves, they turn around and prove you wrong, in the greatest of ways. Case in point: Christa Brand teaches a group of fourth and fifth graders in the afternoons for Central Elementary’s WIN (What I Need) time. The stu…

In our home, on a shelf made from half a canoe, I have a treasured gift from our time on the island of Borneo. A friend from an interior mountain village gave us a baby carrier used by the Kenyah people group. It is elaborately decorated with beads, sequins and the teeth of some unknown animal.

23 years ago Laurie drove into Nampa, a single mother with six of her 12 children. A stranger in a strange land? How would she provide for her children in this new land?

Lysi Bishop Real Estate announces new CEO

Cryptocurrency remains an unfamiliar concept for many consumers. Every new development triggers a wave of speculation and misinformation — it’s hard to keep up. The virtual currency’s most recent chapter arrived in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and it took social media — Twitter in…

BOISE — The winners of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced May 4, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, o…

BOISE — Metro Express Car Wash announced it has acquired three Like Nu Car Wash locations in Idaho, bringing it to a total of nine car wash sites across three states, five of which located in the Treasure Valley, Idaho area.

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At some point, you learned the word “antidisestablishmentarianism.” You may not know what it means, but at least you know it. Never mind that it has to do with people who wanted to maintain the Anglican Church’s status as the official Church of England in the 1800s — it has 12 syllables! Tha…