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Paint ‘n Sip

Anybody Can Paint and Enjoy Wine Too by Rachel Holt, photos by Mark Dyrud I wanted to make people’s lives better. I had gone to a type of place like this in Dallas. I tried it once and then I went…

May 3, 2016

The Local

A New Neighborhood Hangout by Rachel Holt, photos by Mark Dyrud My sister and I opened this place together. We grew up in the neighborhood and our parents still live here. We really wanted to create a local neighborhood hangout. It is something…

May 3, 2016

Raising the Bar on Good Deeds

Payette Brewing is Giving Back – One Keg at a Time by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, photos by Mark Dyrud Help is on tap for Treasure Valley non-profits, thanks to Michael Francis, owner of Payette Brewing Company. “Kegs4Kause is a unique, recurring event…

May 3, 2016

Spreading Love & Luck

The Penny Project Brings Boise Couple Years of Joy by Sara Mitton Cox, photos by Mark Dyrud When Jeanne Huff talks about The Penny Project she helped create, her eyes light up. A bit of the joy that lives in the mission…

May 3, 2016

Get Out & Explore

It’s Time to Hit the Hills by Chelsea Chambers, photos by Mark Dyrud The rush of success and triumph is unmatched by nearly any other feeling in the world, especially from the top of a tall hill, overlooking the city below. Cars…

May 3, 2016

Get Happy!

NAMI Invites You to a Musical Celebration of Mental Health by Liza Long, photos by Mark Dyrud On May 11, local musicians including Meridian Symphony’s Young Artist Anna Black, Cantus Choir’s acappella group “Voiceover,” and jazz fusion trio “Quality Time” will share their…

May 3, 2016

Making a Lasting Impression

Ladybug Press’ Angela Stewart by Amy Story Larson, photos by Mark Dyrud When a former neighbor’s collection of vintage letterpresses sparked Angela Stewart’s curiosity, she was smitten. As a corporate designer, burnout potential was high. She was ready for something else. Stewart searched…

May 3, 2016

Two-storied Creator & Connector

Boise Bicycle Project Changes the Way Boise Bikes by Amy Larson, photos by Mark Dyrud A “creator and connector” might describe an efficient networking personality, but it’s not a person we’re talking about; it’s a bicycle. “When I first moved here, I…

May 3, 2016

Life After Nasa

by Edith Lynn Beer, photos by Mark Dyrud & Nasa Astronaut Steven Roy Swanson has lived all over the world. When he was a child his father’s work took his family to such places as South America, France, Italy, and eventually Steamboat Springs,…

May 2, 2016

A Trip Down the Greenbelt

by Chelsea Chambers, photos by Mark Dyrud When Boise wakes up to summer, it is nearly reflexive to jump on a bike and hit the Greenbelt trails for a day in the sun. The 25 mile stretch of paths twists and turns around the…

May 2, 2016