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Hastings – The end of an Era

Video rental stores and record shops have been a monthly if not weekly part of my life since I was a kid. I remember going to rent movies with my parents when I was a kid. When I was 17…

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Keep an eye on this Boise startup

  Food for thought By Tia Crabtree You feel a little sick and then a wave of uncontrollable nausea sets in. It’s been seven to eight hours after you’ve eaten at your favorite restaurant, and your self diagnosis is food…

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Tastes Like Summer

by Liza Long, photos by Mark Dyrud In one of those delightful moments of serendipity that punctuate our otherwise mundane lives, I first heard about Ben’s Crow Inn, an East Boise fixture for more than 70 years, from some Washington…

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Coming Out of Nowhere

by Brad Carlson, photos by Mark Dyrud Jerry Blackburn’s nearly decade-long effort to market serpent-pattered camouflage was expected to hit some milestones July 1, the target date for making his first clothing sets available and launching the SerpentSkinCamo.com website. Also…

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Go Ahead and Jump

by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, photos by Mark Dyrud When J.R. (Jack) Simplot passed away in 2008, part of his legacy was a collection of vintage tractors. He envisioned a museum but some of his family members had an even grander…

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The Recycled Room

by Chelsea Chambers, photos by Mark Dyrud I found myself in a conversation recently about the longevity of furniture; the woman I was talking with told me that, for the first time in over fifty years, she bought a new…

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All Play for Your Outdoor Toys

by Liza Long, photos by Mark Dyrud As the long days of summer stretch out before us, it seems like the whole state is ready to play every weekend. If you’re the owner of a boat or recreational vehicle, do…

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Songs at Scentsy

by Sara Mitton Cox, photos by Mark Dyrud In 2010, Opera Idaho began offering a summer musical-in-concert , much to the delight of their fan base. It’s been held at locations such as the Egyptian Theatre and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival…

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Thinking Inside the Box

by Lonni Leavitt-Barker, photos by Mark Dyrud What would possess a successful, wealthy, soon-to-be retiree to dive into a complex new business that until recently, he knew nothing about? It’s simple: the love for a son. Brian McCoy, a real…

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The Da Vinci Doctor

by Rachel Holt, photos by Mark Dyrud “We’re all about education. We should be utilizing leading technology, like the da Vinci system, but explain it in a way the patient can understand; where her and I come together and come…

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