Boise Holiday Parade: “Christmas in Our Town” is the theme for this year’s Boise Holiday Parade, planned for Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9:45 a.m. in downtown. For route, see: boiseholidayparade.org.
Crafts & Chocolate Affaire: Launch your holiday season on Nov. 2 & 3 at the 17th annual chocolate celebration at the Nampa Civic Center, free entry. Runs Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free visits with Santa Sat. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For details: www.nampaciviccenter.com, or…
SHOW OPENS: The Music Theatre of Idaho will present “Oliver” this weekend at 7:30 p.m., starting Thursday, Oct. 25 through 27, and also Saturday at 1:30 p.m., in the Nampa Civic Center. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $18 to $22 by calling 208-468-2385. All tickets $25 at door. Leadi…
KUNA TEACHERS NAMED ORATORY FELLOWS
Idaho Transportation Department Chief Deputy Scott Stokes has spent his career advocating for highway safety issues, and that focus earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
It’s just amazing how many awards and prizes are flowing through this area. We can hardly keep up with the announcements and news releases, which is great for our local students.
With the weather warming delightfully and our lilac bushes in fragrant bloom, I’m loving every sunny day. The busy buzz of lawn mowers fills the air, and I’m digging out my summer outfits.
“It’s May, the lovely month of May,” as the song in “Camelot” tells us. And schools are busy with programs, honors and special awards before shutting down for summer vacation.
Caldwell sailor receives award
Hugs, tears and tasty cakes were the order of the day when Executive Director Debbie Wheeler retired from Hands of Hope Northwest on March 30.
The Federal Aviation Administration (part of the U.S. Department of Transportation) has honored John Miller of Nampa with a Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. This award, according to the press release we received, goes to people who have worked as aviation maintenance technicians for 50 …
McPherson College has given Bob and Susan McKellip, of Nampa, a McPherson College Citation of Merit award — yes, together. It’s normally a one-person kind of thing, but apparently the award is meant to honor their partnership just as much as it is to honor them each individually. I like that.
Ms. (Toni) Waters, the health and P.E. teacher at Middleton Heights Elementary, has been given a Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart grant from SHAPE America! (SHAPE stands for Society of Health and Physical Educators.)
This February, Mission Aviation Fellowship in Nampa found a bag of coins at its front door, hiding in a bucket of ice melt. Hypothetically, the coins have been chilling there (ha) since the beginning of the year. Mission Aviation hadn’t needed ice melt earlier!
Nampa Christian’s Mrs. (Kim) Tiersma told me she was having a pretty regular school day on Feb. 20. It was the day after President’s Day, and school was back in session after the brief holiday. She was doing her thing, teaching sixth through eighth grade students reading, writing and grammar…
Not sure what you did on Valentine’s Day this year, but if it involved grabbing a drink from Dutch Bros., you helped contribute to the company’s $8,000 donation to the Boise Rescue Mission.
I get to play Paul Harvey today!
Each year, Caldwell High School has a Penny Wars fundraiser to raise money for various local organizations. From what student council adviser Ms. (Andrea) Arnold says, tears are always flowing at the assembly where this money is awarded.
The Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership among the presidential centers of George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Lyndon B. Johnson, gives dozens of scholars the chance to network and learn about leadership each year. This time around, Nampa’s Emily Baker was s…
Nampa Christian Schools is having its annual Country Fair and Auction on Friday and Saturday at the elementary school, 505 W. Orchard Ave. in Nampa. Proceeds from the event — typically more than $100,000 each year — go into the school’s operating budget and helps keep tuition costs down for …
A few days ago, the Idaho Press-Tribune got this email: “Hello there! I am Sydney Anderson and I am from Nampa, Idaho. I recently returned from the International Leadership Seminar for State (FFA) Officers hosted in South Africa. This was a 12-day experience that was absolutely unforgettable…
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a nationwide organization, is celebrating its 150th anniversary his year. (Cue the balloons, confetti and firecrackers.)
OK, I know your eyes latched onto that heading because you’re desperate. But it’s a good idea, and the cost is only $8 per person.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national youth recognition program focused on volunteer work, named Ivy Harness, of Nampa, one of Idaho’s top two youth volunteers of 2018 on Tuesday!
Zamzows Inc. has donated $2,454 to the Idaho Humane Society using funds raised during its annual Santa Paws fundraiser. Cheers go out to anyone who participated.
Today is unofficially University of Idaho Day on the Front Porch. This is because the university sent in both its list of Fall 2017 graduates and its Fall 2017 dean’s list in one fell swoop. So grab yourself a cup of something nice and get ready for two long lists (long is an excellent thing…
This past year, I had the opportunity to help my husband’s grandparents record their life story. We started working on it in September 2016, and the final product came back from the printer at the end of December 2017.
This one goes out to low-income families with children between the ages of 2 and 11:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho has earned the national Gold Standard of Excellence award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America!
This year, Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little set aside Jan. 17 to honor Idaho’s “Brightest Stars” — its volunteers.