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BRIAN SHIELDS Over the past few years I have been to hell and back; I could show you the vouchers. After a series of events that really opened my eyes, I knew it was time for a fresh start. So, like the pioneers of old, I headed west and landed here in Boise, Idaho. I didn’t know what to expect, but within a week I quickly realized that I had made one of the best decisions in my life. The city welcomed me with open arms and I set out to take in the culture, customs and ways of Boise. I wanted to know what was hot in the city, where to go, what to do, what to wear. I would get bits and pieces of info from various sources but there wasn’t a centralized location for me to go and find the information I was after. Furthermore, I found that many Boise natives had never even heard of several of the cool places I discovered. That’s how Fusion Magazine was born. So here it is, Boise - this is my way of saying thank you for the fresh start you have given me. This magazine is a culmination of my past experiences as well as the experience and knowledge I am gaining as I try to navigate my way through your wonderful city. Hopefully, I can do my part in helping the city find its swagger and reach its potential by introducing the Fusion lifestyle. So here we go, I hope you enjoy it.

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STACY HOLLINGSWORTH As a result of spending the last year and a half abroad, I’ve come to a realization: Boise is a great place to live. After experiencing harrowing bus rides, being robbed at gunpoint, riding in cars with drunk taxistas and sleeping in tarantula and scorpion infested rooms, I realized that Boise really is the gem my parents profess it to be. And, what makes Boise so great? I think it’s the active, eco-conscious residents, a city-wide appreciation of the arts and a universal love of nature. It’s skiing in the winter and cycling in the summer. But, most of all, it’s being uniquely Idahoan. As a Boise native, I believe that Fusion Magazine is just that – a fusion of all things that make the Boise Metropolitan Area a great place to live. What other publication achieves a true coalescing of interests, from triathlons (see “So you want to be an Ironman?” page 42) to fashion-forward style and eco-friendly eats to interesting abodes (see “A Habitat for All,” page 44)? Let Fusion Magazine and www.fusion-mag.com be the place you go to see Boise at its finest (and truest). We, at Fusion, look forward to being your source for all things Boise.

Stacy Hollingsworth Managing Editor

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

your guide to Fusion Magazine The voice of the valley

13 Ask Alex /// How to move on with your life 15 Guest Column /// Can I Ask You a Quick Question? 16 Cover /// RYAN AND JEREMY DELUCA, Locally grown, globally known 22 Feature /// Salt Tears and Green Chutes:

A Story of Food, Beverage, Art and Creativity

26 Feature /// Barbacoa, New Chic with an Old Soul 32 Lifestyle /// The Evolution of the Saturday Market 36 Music /// MacKayla Hunter, Idaho’s Country Sensation 38 Travel /// 3 Days in Portland, Oregon 41 Fusion Food /// Restaurant Review: Willowcreek Grill 42 Sports /// So you want to be an Ironman? 44 Cribs /// A Habitat for All 46 Rides /// Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 48 Health & Beauty /// A Not-So-Complex Guide to Complex Carbs

7 Principles of Fashion /// The White Tank and White Tee

60 Fashion /// T is for Tango 70 Fusion Fitness Focus Raciel Castro /// Katie Chung Hua 72 Finance /// Five Ways to Save on Gas in the Summer 74 CalENDAR 80 Scene /// the Scene in boise photos Fusion Magazine v.1.1 JUne/july 2011 11


How to Find the proof and courage to move on with your life

Ask Alex

WRITtEN BY Alex Guerrero

Photography by Megan Miller

Hey Alex! I believe my girlfriend of two years has been cheating on me. I have checked her Facebook and e-mail, but I can’t find proof. Do you have a sure-fire way that I can catch her in the act? Signed /// The Inspector There is no sure-fire way to find proof; you can look everywhere and ask all of your friends, but even if you get an answer, it’s usually not the answer you want to hear. So, why not just be forward and ask straight-out, “Are you cheating on me?” Don’t beat around the bush. If you have all of these questions about her loyalty to you in the back of your mind, you’re only wasting time that you two can be growing closer together. Oh, and if that doesn’t work, I can hook you up with my man from the TV show, “Cheaters.” He usually gets the job done!

Alex, I make great money as a computer programmer, but I have grown tired of the mundane of the corporate world. I have always wanted to open my own soup kitchen, but I have a wife and a high schooler about to enter college. Should I take a leap of faith and pursue my dreams or stick to the reality of my comfortable, yet boring, life? Yours Truly /// The Easy Life This is a sore subject because it hits close to home. A couple of years back, my dad decided to follow his dream of starting a coffee shop. He ended up losing tons of money and gained a full head of gray hair. He overworked himself and ultimately failed. I could not believe he would put my family, most importantly my mother, through that; I was enraged for a long time. But, when all of the negative thoughts settled, I realized that my dad did it all with good intentions. Like the old saying goes, “you miss every shot you don’t take.” My dad took a shot and failed, but it took a lot of guts to follow his dream. So, my advice to you is to go with your heart; if you are bored with what you’re doing, take a risk ... why not? I will say that you need to be a little more prepared than my dad by having a solid team around you to advise you during the venture. But, ultimately, you will never be thinking, “What if?” 10 to 15 years down the road.

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Is your life as exciting as everyone else’s is on facebook?

Can I ask you a quick question? WRITTEN BY Rick Moorten

Photography by Kurt Baxter

Let me preface by saying that I have a very cool job (as a radio host) that allows me experiences and access the average person just doesn’t get. One would think that I have a very exciting life, or at least a constantly interesting one. So, let me ask you – in this age of social media like Facebook and Twitter, where we have never been more connected, does it ever seem like everyone’s life is so much COOLER than yours? I get on Facebook and Twitter several times a day and see the updates. It’s always fantastic stuff like, “I just had a thumb wrestling match with Richard Branson!” or “I am twittering from the back patio of Oprah’s Santa Barbara mansion, we’re having the most delicious Mojito’s!!!” or “Ahhhhhhh, Italy, how I’ve missed you!” Now, I know that these updates are probably exaggerated and, for some, are likely really amazing experiences. But, seriously, by being constantly exposed to hundreds of “friends’” lives on an hourly basis, it can become hard to differentiate who’s who. It all blends together until you forget that it’s not one person. It’s kind of like the way those five really cool cars all pull up together to form one big Transformer!

I’d like to share my mundane life, but often find it hard to embellish anything cool enough to match up. You know what I mean? It’s hard to boast of your session at the gym when Joe Yablonski just posted that he completed a triathlon on a unicycle with a blindfold while solving a Rubik’s cube. Geesh! In the social media world, families hang out every weekend, everyone works out super hard, gets dressed up to go to fun places, hangs out with cool celebs or sports figures, has the best tailgate going and travels the world on an “howdotheyaffordthat” budget. Me? I went through the McDonald’s drive-thru on Saturday. I find myself thinking, I’ve gotta reach out, work out, get out to more places with more people, more OFTEN!! Oh, and make sure to photograph it! I’d like to think you get where I’m coming from. I’d like to think that I’m just having social media warp and my life is just as cool as someone else’s. By the way, not to brag, but, as I’m typing this on an old laptop, I’m sitting in my car eating a Filet-o-Fish and waiting for my friend Chad to come out of Winco (there was a sale on Sun Chips). I sure hope Joe Yablonski “likes” this!

Rick Moorten is the host of the “Wild Wake Up Show” on Wild 101 and can be heard weekdays on 101.1 FM from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Ryan And Jeremy Deluca


Written by Janelle Johnson Photography by Tony Anderson

Bodybuilding.com has become one of the most wellknown and respected companies in the Treasure Valley. The two-time Inc. 500 company (2005 & 2006) has exploded over the past few years, establishing itself in the global marketplace. The logo can be seen everywhere from water bottles in the United States to t-shirts in Japan.

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Jeremy (left) Ryan (right)

So, who are the masterminds behind the world’s most visited bodybuilding and fitness site? Brothers Ryan and Jeremy DeLuca, along with a team of talented people from the Boise area.

aspect more, while Jeremy is a sports junkie who likes to network. “At work Ryan would handle a lot of the business part of it and I would handle most of the relationships,” says Jeremy.

Born and raised in Idaho, Ryan and Jeremy started the business shortly after graduating high school. It began as just a small operation out of their garage until they bought the Bodybuilding.com domain. In April 1999, after months of development, Bodybuilding.com went public. Since then, the company has grown to over 400 employees, was nominated by the Idaho Business Review as one of the “Best Places to Work in Idaho” in 2009 and 2010 and has been featured in Iron Man Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In 2008, the DeLucas sold the company to Liberty Media Corporation, which owns interests in QVC, Starz and the Atlanta Braves, for over $100 million.

Jeremy’s personality is as casual as his clothes: t-shirt, jeans, sneakers and his signature white hat. “Every time I find a hat I like, I buy it in white,” he says, explaining why his closet contains over 30 white hats.

Ryan, the current CEO of the company, was awarded the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Utah region for the e-commerce category. Ryan believes the company’s success has been a matter of pure focus. “I love the company and the fitness industry,” he says. “I represent the customer.” He also attributes the company’s success to his team. “It’s a myth that any major success is due to one or two people,” he explains. “It takes a team of hardworking, passionate people that are completely customer-focused and truly believe in the overall mission and vision. That’s what we have here and I couldn’t be luckier.” Although Ryan’s slacks and button-down shirt declare that he is all business, his jokes tell otherwise. There is plenty of bantering between Ryan and Jeremy during the photo shoot for this issue (apparently Ryan “wears tight pants” and Jeremy “eats like a rabbit”) and their personalities and interests clearly complement each other. Ryan enjoys the business

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Jeremy retired as Bodybuilding.com’s president in November 2010. According to Jeremy, he was ready for something new. He is enjoying his time off right now and acting as a consultant for MusclePharm, a company based out of Denver, Colorado. MusclePharm develops a line of nutritional supplements that boast customers like Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, Joey Porter of the Miami Dolphins and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. Both have always been active either in bodybuilding or sports, although Jeremy jokes that Ryan is “the most un-athletic person I know.” Ryan started working out in junior high school and Jeremy, who currently has a broken wrist from basketball, was on the football team. Regarding Jeremy’s broken wrist (which now contains some hardware) Ryan claims, “I would have been fine.” They both play on a softball team and still enjoy working out. Jeremy considers sports his guilty pleasure. He plays in almost every city league sport and watches sports on TV all the time. “I go to every sporting event I can,” he says. “The Super Bowl, the World Series, etc. “I go to a sporting event at least once a month.” His most recent trip was to the Kentucky Derby. Ryan admits that his guilty pleasure is American Idol, but he


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“We’ll work together again someday.” Whatever they do, it’s sure to be a DeLuca success. loves flying even more. “I’ve always been interested in flying,” he says. “So, for Christmas one year, my wife got me flying lessons.” He now has a pilot’s license; Jeremy is currently working on his as well. Professionally, they both consider selling the business as a major accomplishment. “That’s what everyone hopes for in the end,” Jeremy explains. Personally, their accomplishments revolve around their family; Ryan has three kids and Jeremy has two. They are both also heavily involved in the Jayden DeLuca Foundation, which Jeremy and his wife, Karalie, established in 2008. The foundation, which is dedicated to helping fight cardiac diseases, honors their daughter, Jayden, who passed away at two and a half years old due to a cardiac condition. The money raised is dispersed among pediatric charities, hospitals and other facilities; their most recent donation of $200,000 to the children’s hospital in Denver will fund pediatric pulmonary hypertension research. But that isn’t where the DeLuca brothers’ charity and community involvement stops. In addition to the Jayden DeLuca helping build a new facility for the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital downtown, both have been active in volunteer work and local organizations. Last year, Bodybuilding.com was one of the Idaho Governor’s Brightest Star Honorees, which Ryan attributes to his team. “They’re coming to me and saying, ‘I’d like to help this charity’ or ‘I’d like us all to go out and Paint the Town,’” says Ryan. “It makes me proud to be a part of all of it.”

Their vision for the company has always had a similar objective of helping others. “It was never about ‘how are we going to make money tomorrow?’” says Jeremy. “It was about ‘how can we grow this and give the customer the best experience possible?’” This included offering lower prices, shipping packages quicker and having live customer service representatives available to help. “To me, it’s more about helping other people out around the world,” says Ryan. One of his favorite success stories comes from Peter Czerwinski, who was hospitalized for anorexia in 2002. Through Bodybuilding.com he learned about the right way to eat, take supplements and work out. He now looks like a bodybuilder, is a World Champion Eater and writes about eating and exercise on his website, furiouspete.com. “Every day someone calls and says ‘your company has changed my life,’” Ryan says, “and that, to me, is everything.” So, what does the future hold for two of the Treasure Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs? Ryan hopes to take Bodybuilding.com to $1 billion and Jeremy is looking forward to taking MusclePharm to the next level. “We’ll work together again someday.” Whatever they do, it’s sure to be a DeLuca success.

The FREE Bodybuilding.com Fitness Expo will be held Saturday, June 11th at Qwest Arena. Meet celebrities like Mario Lopez, Terry Crews, top NFL stars, MMA fighters and get free samples of the latest supplements! For more information about the Jayden DeLuca Foundation, visit http:// jaydendelucafoundation.org. Donations can also be made at Bodybuilding.com.

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HEALTH + BEAUTY

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SALT TEARS + GREEN CHUTES A STORY OF FOOD, BEVERAGE, ART AND CREATIVITY

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JUST OUTSIDE THE FRAY OF DOWNTOWN BOISE, A SHORT TRAVEL NORTH Up STATE STREET, LIES AN INCONSpICUOUS GEM HIDDEN IN THE MUNDANE OF THE COLLISTER SHOppING CENTER. OpENING THE DOORS TAkES YOU INTO THE SURpRISING AESTHETICS OF A WORLD WHERE ART, FOOD AND DRINk DELIGHTFULLY FUSE TOGETHER.

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Though two independent operations, green Chutes Artists Co-op and Salt Tears Coffeehouse & noshery share a massive, 12,000 square-foot, highvault ceiling space, providing each other with the necessary reciprocal creativity it takes to survive in today’s economy. The menu at Salt Tears includes roasted jalapeño shrimp bites wrapped in bacon

of artwork, jewelry and clothing created by the 80 members of the

THE STUFFY FEELING OF THE UpSCALE GALLERIES IS VApOR HERE, WHERE YOU FEEL FREE TO ROAM AND AppRECIATE ART AT YOUR LEISURE.

green Chutes Artists Co-op. The stuffy feeling of the upscale galleries is vapor here, where you feel free to roam and appreciate art at your leisure. On the walls, you’ll find everything from the work of first-time artists, like 14-year-old Zack Campbell and

and crab enchiladas verde, creations

graphic cartoonist Andrew Adams,

of the seasoned restaurateur Andrea

to the work of seasoned artists like

Maricich, once owner of the popular downtown eatery, Milky

the Reham Aarti’s stunning mosaics, the epic photography of

Way. Maricich has mind to bring back some of her popular

Matthieu duqette and Adriane Headley’s haunting portrait of

dishes once Salt Tears gets their liquor license and sets off

Michael the Archangel.

their entertainment campaign. Other plans include whole pig roasted barbeques, live music, guest bartenders and a weekly family style gourmet dinner night. With all this going on, it’s hard to believe that there’s more. Just beyond the red translucent curtains that loosely separate the two businesses, however, are thousands of square feet

If you’re heading downtown, stop at the Salt Tears Coffeehouse & noshery and green Chutes Artists Co-op; but, hurry, it’s blowing up faster than a supermodel’s cell phone. SALT TEARS COFFEEHOuSE & nOSHERy And gREEn CHuTES ARTISTS CO-Op ARE LOCATEd AT 4714 W. STATE ST. In BOISE”

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BArbacoa New Chic with an Old Soul Written by Kara Shaw Photography by James Gillis

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Sexy isn’t usually the word that comes to mind when describing a restaurant, but sexy is the best descriptor for Barbacoa. Nestled against Park Center Pond in Southeast Boise and embracing the community through art and culture, the main goal of Barbacoa is “to stimulate your senses and elevate your mind.” Owners Robert and Martine Castoro have created an environment that stimulates all your senses, except taste, before you even sit down.

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Taste comes later, but first, the details. Upon entering the parking lot, traditional Latin music is playing, complementing the beautifully decorated front patio and welcoming you into a place where waiting for your table is a pleasure. The entryway and reception area are laced with an artistic flow, which is not only created by local artisans, but has also created an undeniable urge to touch all that you see. And, there is plenty to see, from the crystal chandelier, hand-strung with thousands of tiny crystals, to the map on the wall showing the history of the Barbacoa style; starting in the Caribbean, it moved to Old Spain, through Latin America and on to Boise. A large metal sculpture sitting atop booths in the lounge is called “Medusa,” representing the archer and the seducer. This piece couldn’t be more fitting, as Barbacoa is all about the art of seduction. Fun is in the details. The lounge is adorned with original ceiling art, which looks likes a peaceful woman during the week and becomes a little naughty by the weekend, when the dance floor and DJ come out to play. Take a trip to the men’s and ladies’ rooms, where the men are treated to a peep into the forbidden, and the ladies are enchanted by what Martine deems the “Barbie-coa” bathroom: pink onyx walls and beautiful, originally designed stilettos, displayed in lighted built-ins. It’s these details that help in the creation of an intoxicating experience, which Robert deems a “multi-dimensional dining destination and night spot.” The entry to the dining room is a path through a wine tunnel, boasting eight columns from a 19th century Turkish library and handcrafted metal work. Veer off to the right and have a seat in the appetizer bar, complete with a wood stone brick oven and a multitude of wines, spirits and beer on tap. The bar is perfect for enjoying a casual night with friends, and the offerings on the menu are perfect for sharing. The BBQ Duck Quesadilla is enough for four people, encouraging patrons to divide and conquer. The dining room, lined on one side by a water sculpture above a line of fire, boasts a private banquet room behind King Kong doors and a view of the Boise foothills. Even someone without an artistic bone in his or her body can’t deny giving some attention to the dining area chandelier. The piece is made of “3,126 plus or minus a bunch” hand-blown glass antlers, according to the designer, Filip Vogelpohl. The restaurant is trying to stay true to Barbacoa style, serving steak and seafood with cutting edge presentation. This includes having modern-style presentation platters

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Chef Enrique has mastered the art of creating cuisine. made by artisan metal workers. The kitchen boasts the state’s only vertical broiler, and the state-of-the-art equipment allows for these artists to create a perfect dish every time. After the fire took the original Barbacoa down to its foundation in January of 2010, the new Barbacoa sprung to life. Like a phoenix from the ashes, Barbacoa is new chic with an old soul. There is nothing in this building that has not been touched by the hands of Robert, Martine or their staff, and their attention to detail is impeccable. According to General Manager, Karissa Lidyoff, the footprint is the same, but the new Barbacoa has “increased functionality” and is “both Robert and Martine’s personal vision.” There are many pieces in the new Barbacoa that will feel familiar; it was important to the owners of Barbacoa to give to their patrons a bit of recognition with the new style, to “rebuild and give something they identify with.” This included replicating the original front doors, the lodge pole table in the reception area and the Infiniti Aspen Forest. Also, “Ti Amo,” a painting of Robert and a white rose (which is a symbol of his and Martine’s courtship) survived the fire. More than half the original staff also returned after the rebuild, including Chef Enrique Martinez. Barbacoa is all about wood cooking, and Chef Enrique Martinez has mastered the art of creating excellent cuisine. The topselling dish on the menu, the “Hot Rock” Filet, is full of sparkle and shine and is one of the best steaks one can find. It’s a 10-ounce filet mignon, tender enough to cut with a butter knife, literally served on a hot rock, so that when the cognac sauce is poured over the top it begins to dance and sizzle. Not a meat eater? No worries. Pasta and “Not Steaks” top the menu, with Swordfish Pibil, a Yucatan-style filet, served in banana leaves

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full of Latin flare. There is even a more traditional Pot Pie. For lighter fare try the Calamari Latin salad; it’s impossible not to create a perfect bite, with tender calamari, fresh tomatoes and plantains. Or, if you’re just in the mood for appetizers and drinks, the tableside guacamole and signature Barbacoa icetinis, any flavor martini served in a flute made of ice, are a great way to stay on budget and enjoy something that strays from traditional dining. Stay for dessert and enjoy s’mores at your table, complete with a mini fire to toast your marshmallows and a garnish of candied bacon or a passion fruit crème brulee with fried banana accent. For your birthday, enjoy a foot high puff of cotton candy, sprinkled with powdered sugar, which stays in true birthday present fashion by wrapping around a flourless chocolate torte, complete with a birthday candle. For private parties, reserve the party room upstairs. A spiral staircase leading to your own personal bartender enhances the VIP feel. A framed opening in the wall allows you to enjoy the vibrant, fun environment below, while creating your own experience upstairs. Rooftop access will be available for a summertime hot spot, complete with full bar and a South Beach spark. If you’re looking for a dining experience that won’t soon be forgotten, look no further. Barbacoa is an experience fit for every taste and style.


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Fire Breads (pizzas)

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Steaks

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Pasta

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Wines from around the world

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16Saturdays

out of the year, the streets surrounding the intersection o f 8th and Idaho in do wnto wn Boise turn into a bustling s pectacle.

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Like a circus, the tents go up, the attractions come out and the ringleader, Karen Ellis, stands in the middle of the chaos directing visitors to various displays. The smell of local food permeates the air while friendly banter echoes down the streets. Art exhibits line the Boise Center on the Grove and bands perform on street corners. The experience, known to locals as “the Saturday market,” or simply, “the farmer’s market,” is a lively morning staple to the downtown weekend scene, but it hasn’t always been that way. Now occupying six city blocks, the Capitol City Public Market is a place to buy local food, drinks and art. Ellis, the executive director, explains that it is a producer market; everything sold at the Market must be made or produced by the seller. All the wooden spoons, vegetables, wines, goat cheese spreads, jewelry, meat and pastries are products of local craftsmanship and planning.

Market Timeline 1994-1995 /// The Market occupied the area between Front and Myrtle on Capitol Boulevard. Ellis recalls the first year when Zeppole Bakery, a Market veteran, sold out of bread three times on opening day. They had to make multiple trips back to the bakery to restock.

1996 - 1997 /// After the S-16 Corp. lost interest in the project, the Market moved to the corner of 8th and Main. They occupied the area intended as the future home of the Boise Tower, which was never completed. 1998 - 1999 /// At this point, downtown businesses started

With a change in ownership, six moves and vendors that became a sort of family, the Market has seen many adjustments and experienced numerous growing pains since its conception 17 years ago. In 1994, Ellis teamed up with the S-16 Corporation to bring a public market to downtown Boise. She began by gathering vendors from other markets around the Treasure Valley, inviting them to participate in the new venture. The Capitol City Public Market started with 12 vendors at the 8th Street Marketplace. They were “BoDo” (Boise Downtown) before BoDo was cool.

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to take notice. After seeing the crowd drawn in by the Market, they enlisted the assistance of the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC), Boise’s redevelopment agency. CCDC helped the Market close and occupy the 8th block between Bannock and Idaho during the Market’s regular Saturday hours.

2000 - 2002 /// Increased vendors meant the Market needed more space. They took over 8th north of Idaho, extending to Main. They had also doubled in size and boasted more than two-dozen vendors.


2003 - 2009 /// Still growing, the Market jumped across Main to the Centre on the Grove. The open space is what the Market’s website calls an “art-centric block where artists and performers [can] flourish in a nourishing environment.” This is also when dogs were banned. Kathy Morris, owner of Idabones, a business that sells home baked dog treats at the Market, remembers, “There were tons of dogs eating off tables. Half [of the visitors] have dogs and the other half have kids; between kids and dogs, it was pretty wild.”

2010 - Present /// A brief move took the Market south to Jefferson Street, but pedestrian safety became a worry. The Boise Police Department, Ada County Highway District and ValleyRide all joined forces to transfer the Market to Idaho Street west of 9th and east of Capitol. Morris affirms that the new “spoke” shape is more “congenial” and Ellis agrees it was a great move.

The Market has spent close to two decades offering the valley locally made products on a weekly basis. Although obstacles have shifted the location, the goal has remained the same —to provide a fun place for people to discover new treats and give new & veteran businesses alike the chance to grow & prosper.

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MacKayla Hunter, Idaho’s Country Sensation

WRITTEN BY Spencer Street

Usually, I’m just journaling it’s not like I plan to write a song

Photography by Lance Foster

Many musicians start at a young age and MacKayla Hunter, a fifteen-year-old country singer and musician from Nampa, is no exception. At the age of 12, MacKayla’s father taught her three guitar chords; from there, she started teaching herself how to play the guitar and began developing her vocal abilities. “I performed for my first time when I was 13,” says Hunter. “I grew up in a very musical family. All my cousins play, my grandparents and my dad. I haven’t been into performing and writing until the last couple of years, so it’s kind of new to me.” Her family’s musical interests have been a driving force in her career. Summer nights are often spent playing music with her mom and dad, who now serve as her booking agent and manager, respectively. “I’m really close with my parents,” MacKayla explains, “which helps, when I’m spending so much time with them.” Over the last couple of months, MacKayla has been busy, especially in comparison with other kids her age. At the end of March 2011, her touring schedule consisted of a mixture of venues, including tourist spots and high schools, in the cities of Plains, Darby, Jackson, Sandpoint and Baker City. At Quinn’s Hot Spring Resort in Montana, MacKayla successfully sold out the box office – an astonishing accomplishment as she was the only act of the night. Recently, MacKayla’s career has had some exciting happenings. On April 11th at the Knitting Factory, she opened up for Terri Clark, a nationally known country singer. MacKayla is scheduled to perform at the Snake River Stampede’s “The Stampede for the Cure” at the Idaho

Center on July 16th; headliners include MacKayla, Straight-AWay and the extremely popular, Steve Holy. Formerly a student at Liberty Charter High School, MacKayla is now homeschooled, allowing her to focus on writing music and developing her career. When she isn’t doing schoolwork or other normal teenage activities, she spends time writing in her journal. MacKayla gets her ideas and melodies from various creative influences. “I can’t just sit down and start writing, I have to have a little inspiration,” she says, explaining her writing process. “Usually, I’m just journaling; it’s not like I plan to write a song. It’ll usually just come out on its own. If someone were to look in my journal, they’d think, ‘Oh, that’s where that came from!’” Other sources of artistic inspiration for MacKayla include Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Jack Johnson. MacKayla hopes to be a similar source of inspiration to her fans, explaining, “I just hope I can be a role model and have people relate to my music.” With a growing fan base and a dedication and drive well beyond her years, MacKayla is sure to accomplish this goal.

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Travel

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Days in Portland, Oregon

WRITTEN BY Kara Shaw

Portland. . . If you use word association, what comes to mind? Coffee. Microbrews. Hipsters and PBR. Let’s add trendy, retro and mellow.

Photography by Jason Savage

Thursday Shopping Districts. Portland is bursting at the seams with districts for all. From the boho-chic Hawthorne District to shopping for the beau monde in NW “trendy-third” or looking for that mint condition comic book, you will find it in one of Portland’s many shopping districts. While you’re out shopping, make sure to stop by Powell’s City of Books for a local ‘zine or to people watch in the coffee shop. Friday Bar Hopping. Finding the best happy hour is easy to do in Portland. Several of Portland’s historic buildings have been converted into public houses, like McMenamin’s Kennedy School or (a personal fave) the Baghdad Theater and Pub for a cheap movie classic and a beer. A must-go Portland stop is the gaming spot, Ground Kontrol, where you can grab a beer and play classic arcade games.

Saturday Saturday Market. After a night of bar crawling, nurse your hangover with some delicious food at the Saturday Market. While you’re there, enjoy street performers, gallery wares and samples of local fare. Whether you’re looking to spend $1 on a bookmark with your name in kanji or $500 on a piece of original art for your entryway, the Saturday Market has something for everyone. And, on a hot summer day, don’t be shy, take a run through the Legacy Fountain. The market is a Portland staple that can’t be missed. For your next mini-trip, be sure to check out our hip, big brother across the border. A short plane ride or reasonable car trip will allow you to experience all there is to do, see and experience in Portland, Oregon.


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When you walk in You can’t help but Feel at HOme

Willowcreek Grill WRITTEN BY Lauren Megale Do you want fast and friendly service paired with quality food? Willowcreek Grill’s Boise location can offer all of this and more. Walking into Willowcreek Grill, one can’t help but feel at home. The walls are painted with hues of dark red, green and brown, giving the space a comfortable, yet classy vibe. The customer service is superb, friendly and focused on the job at hand and the waiters are experts about the menu. The staple sandwich and customer favorite is the “Payette Club,” featuring house roasted turkey, hickory smoked ham, honey cured bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and melted cheddar on ciabatta bread with chipotle mayonnaise and “mom’s mustard”. Pair the sandwich with the best sweet potato fries Boise has to offer and enjoy a delectable meal. Quality eats at an affordable price, five-star customer service and a warm, cozy vibe make Willowcreek Grill a hidden gem and a must-visit eatery in Southeast Boise.

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So YOu want to be an ironman?

WRITTEN BY John Paul Severin 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. Intimidating is an understatement. In fact, it sounds downright ridiculous. The Ironman Triathlon started as a testosterone (and probably booze) driven conversation between swimmers and runners – standard trash talking about who was the best. Sports Illustrated had just claimed that a cyclist had the world’s best endurance engine, so cycling was in the mix. So, the question became, who were the best athletes and how could they prove it? The Ironman was the brainchild of these slightly sadistic individuals.

Intimidating is an understatement. In fact, it sounds downright ridiculous.

Photography by Charlie Woodcock building continuously and stretching my comfort zone on occasion. The nuts and bolts of training are startlingly simple: three swims, four bike rides and four runs a week. The key is hitting one long day each week where you ride long and run long right after, sort of like a race “dress-rehearsal.” I had a year to train and a lot can be done in a year. So, you want to be an Ironman? There are always excuses not to do something. I’ve heard it all: “I don’t have enough time.”

So, the question is, can you do it? The answer is not just yes, but a resounding yes! You would be surprised at how accessible and reasonable the sport is once you get rolling. It’s no coincidence that it is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and, suddenly, your fat aunt and 60-year-old co-worker are buying road bikes. Everyone can do it. I am currently training for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. It will be my third Ironman. Although I’ve been racing for about five years, I started out as a chubby kid addicted to gummy worms, running two miles a day in the middle of the night so that no one would see how slow I was. Gradually, the momentum built and the distances became easier and then longer. Four years after I started running, I signed up for the 2008 Ironman Wisconsin. I was so nervous that I developed a bit of a tremor.

“I can’t run to the end of the block without stopping.” “I could never do that.” I was in the same boat. All I’m saying is that you’d be surprised how much time you can find when you really commit to something. You’d be surprised how little talent has to do with it. You’d be surprised at how far you can actually go. I was.

Reality set in and the hard work started. Make no mistake, it is not a joke and you shouldn’t turn up as casually as you would to an Old Country Buffet. Basically, it was about taking it slow,

John Paul Severin is an All-American triathlete based out of Calabasas, California. You can read about his exploits at www.poohbeartri.blogspot.com or catch his column at www.evotri.com.

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FUSION CRIBS

The Williams’ front door with Shelley, the giant African tortoise.

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A Habitat for All

WRITTEN BY Stacy Hollingsworth

Animal whisperer. Artist. Author. Teacher. Nurturer. It doesn’t take more than ten minutes in the home of Jennifer and Kirk Williams to see Jennifer’s personality infused into every practical and decorative detail. As a 40-year art educator, batik/mural artist for the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the creator of the “Van Go” art outreach to local schools, Jennifer has made the Williams’ home into one of the most unique spaces in the Treasure Valley. What one might not expect, though, is that it’s as much a habitat for animals as it is for people. On a typical day, Shelley, a giant African tortoise, wanders around the backyard, dozens of squirrels feed from the bucket of peanuts hanging in the hollow “Winne-the-Pooh” tree, 21 turtles sleep in their outdoor habitat and parakeets chirp as cats wander around the house, stretching and sunning. In the last 25 years, the space has been home to two adults, four children, a pot-belly pig, a tarantula, desert tortoises, an iguana, domesticated squirrels and a rock-chuck named Sunshine (among many, many others).

Jennifer Williams is a 2002 Idaho Teacher of the Year award recipient, Boise State and George Fox Adjunct Professor/Supervisor and author of two art textbooks, Batik and Art 2. Her husband, Kirk, is a peer assistant in the Boise School District.

It’s more of an emotional mental thing rather than physical Photography by Frances Corkill And, one might wonder, how do all of these animals end up here? Jennifer explains that the animal/human co-existence is “more of an emotional/mental thing than a physical thing.” Over the years, injured animals have literally fallen in front of her, arrived at the doorstep and been brought by friends and neighbors; it’s as though they are drawn to the house as a place of refuge and healing. The house’s location near a creek and atop a hillside has been key, too. Jennifer describes the house as having “lots of little heartbeats in it” – a space that has been created by many and inhabited by all. She insists that “the heart of the house are [her] four children,” many of whom have adopted her love for art and animals, as well as assisted in renovation projects. Aside from a fascinating indoor/outdoor animal sanctuary, the Williams’ heartbeats are evident in Batik paintings, a newly remodeled 50’s-style bathroom, an old, still-in-use spinning loom, various antiques and interesting sculptures (mostly animals, of course). The home is an ever-changing environment and Jennifer was able to talk her husband into building the latest project, which are more environmentally friendly turtle pens for Shelley. Given Jennifer’s innate understanding of all creatures big and small, the house is sure to become home to many more animals in years to come.


Rides

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Bigger faster and stronger than before.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4s WRITtEN BY Lauren Megale

Photography by Kurt Baxter

Black on black. This bad mamba jamba can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds and reach top speeds of 200 mph. This particular model of the Porshe 911 Carrera 4S has one of the classiest, sleekest and most defined body styles found on the road today. It sits low to the ground, enabling the car to hug corners going at speeds as high as 80 mph. This 2009 Carrera has only 6,500 miles on it, is all-wheel-drive and the seats contour to your body like they were made just for you. The “4” stands for all-wheel drive, and the “S” stands for the larger S series engine with 385 horsepower.

Mike Megale, the owner, loves the way the car smells, feels, sounds and, especially, the way it looks. One of the downsides to this flashy vehicle, though, is that the police stare; when they point their radar guns at the car as it drives by, Mike admits that he gets nervous. He bought this Porsche in 2009 because it was his dream car ever since he was a little boy; he thought, “You only live once!” He says everything about this car is “bigger, faster and stronger than anything [he has] ever driven before.”

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HEALTH + BEAUTY

A nOT-SO-COMpLEx guIdE TO COMpLEx CARBS WRITTEn By dOug EnnIS  It doesn’t take a health expert to know that fad diets built on consuming little to no carbohydrates are best left avoided. They may promise big weight loss, but the fact is that many fad dieters end up with all of the weight they started with, sometimes more. And besides, changing your diet isn’t about weight loss. It’s about improving your energy and overall quality of life. Carbs create muscle fuel, which your body, well, needs. you’ve

grow on you, and, depending on your discipline, the more

probably heard that eating more “complex carbohydrates” is a

simple sugars are eliminated from your diet, the better you’ll

better alternative to no hamburger bun. But, what the heck is a

feel.

complex carbohydrate and what’s so great about eating them?

calories than you burn is what causes you to shed pounds,

like what you find in sugary, high fructose based anything.

not carb cutting. Carbs have less than half the calories per

Candy, refined white sugar and most processed foods are

gram than fat does. Cutting these simple sugars in lieu of

other examples of grub that contain the bad stuff. These are

complex carbs will provide you sustained energy and improve

all “simple” carbs and will spike your blood sugar and lead to a

everything from your workday to your workout, and Lord

crash. For the record, fitter people are generally able to handle

knows we could use less of your cranky side.

these spikes more effectively than less fit individuals, but that’s another story.

And here’s one more quick tip: keep a sharp eye when scanning ingredients because “made with whole grains” is better but

Complex carbs contain a longer “chain” of sugars, and take

not equal. If you see “cracked wheat” or something other than

longer to burn, providing more sustained amounts of energy

whole wheat listed, it’s not a whole wheat/complex carb food.

than their processed counterparts. These complex individuals

If it is indeed whole wheat, it will proudly be listed first on the

can be found in foods high in starch such as whole grains, corn,

ingredients list.

potatoes and vegetables like carrots and broccoli. If whole grains don’t please your palate, however, stick with it. They’ll

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Also, if it’s still about weight loss, remember that eating less

Here is what complex carbs are not. They are not refined sugar,

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HERE’S A quICk LIST OF COMpLEx-CARB-BASEd-ALTERnATIVES: INSTEAD OF EATING

EAT THIS

WHITE FLOuR BASEd BREAd, pASTA, TORTILLAS

WHOLE WHEAT pASTA, BREAd And TORTILLAS

WHITE RICE

BROWn RICE

CAndy BAR

WHOLE gRAIn BASEd EnERgy BAR, RAW nuTS/RAISInS

pOTATO CHIpS

BAkEd WHOLE gRAIn CRACkERS

SugAR-BOMBEd pOOF CEREAL

WHOLE gRAIn gRAnOLA/CEREAL RICH In FIBER, OATMEAL

ICEBERg LETTuCE SALAd WITH THE RAnCH, BACOn, CROuTOnS, ETC.

SpInACH And FRESH VEggIE SALAd WITH BALSAMIC VInEgAR, TOppEd WITH gRILLEd FISH, CHICkEn OR BLACk BEAnS And CORn

IF IT’S STILL ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS, REMEMBER THAT EATING LESS CALORIES THAN YOU BURN IS WHAT CAUSES YOU TO SHED pOUNDS, NOT CARB CUTTING.

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HEALTH + BEAUTY

THE WHITE TAnk + WHITE TEE TREndS COME And gO, BuT IT TAkES A TRuE MASTER OF FASHIOn TO ROCk THE BASICS. And, WHAT’S MORE BASIC THAn THE CLOSET STApLES OF THE WHITE TEE FOR guyS And WHITE TAnk FOR gIRLS? HERE’S HOW TO TAkE THESE pIECES FROM undERSHIRT OBSCuRITy TO THE CEnTER STAgE OF STyLE.

WT2 pHOTOgRApHy By: dAx CAuSEy + CECIL RApHInO STyLEd By: MICALAH HOWARd + AMy nguyEn

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WT2

CLASSIC CASUAL WOMEN The line between men’s and women’s clothing is blurring more and more, so take full advantage of it by wearing a fedora. khaki shorts are a light and fresh twist on the tank, and heels always add a dimension of class to whatever you’re wearing. Take the white tank to new dimensions by wearing it with skinny jeans tucked into boots. Accessories will personalize this look, so play with layered necklaces, scarves and cocktail rings to add both color and texture.

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WT2

CLASSIC CASUAL MEN Stay in the spirit of summer by keeping the color palette light and neutral. Layer a beige blazer over the white tee, but avoid the blasÊ white loafer look. After all, real men aren’t afraid of colorful shoes. keep it classic and casual by pairing the white tee with bootcut jeans. Echo the color of the shirt with simple white sneakers and jazz things up by cuffing the jeans.

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WT2

URBAN APPEAL

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WOMEN Look professional in an instant

MEN Bring urban to the office by mixing the white

by tucking the white tank into high-waist

tee with a tailored blazer; keep the look sharp by

slacks. Soften the style without being too

contrasting the white with a darker color, like black

girly by wearing a less structured blazer

or navy. Want to add a bit more business to the look?

and chic pumps.

Tuck in a white pocket square and wear a killer watch.

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OUT + ABOUT IN STYLE MEN going out doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Combine comfort and sophistication by pairing a white tee with jeans, white sneakers and a stylish v-neck sweater. WOMEN Black and white is always classy. dress up the white tank with a black skirt, black heels and big earrings for a sexy, stylish look.


HEALTH + BEAUTY

1234567 PRINCIPLES OF FASHION

WRITTEN BY ALANNA LOVE

KEEP IT SIMPLE 1 STyLE IS ALL ABOuT BALAnCIng THE OppOSIng FORCES OF COLOR, TExTuRE, And pATTERn; IT’S THE yIn And yAng OF FASHIOn. EMpHASIZE OnE OR TWO OF THESE ITEMS In yOuR OuTFIT, BuT nEVER gO FOR ALL THREE AT OnCE. WHy, yOu ASk? JuST VISuALIZE ELECTRIC yELLOW, pAISLEy-pATTERnEd, CORduROy pAnTS, And yOu’LL gET THE IdEA.

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WEAR A WARM-WEATHER SCARF 2 The scarf is no longer a winter-only item, so break out of the seasonal mold and sport one this summer. keep it cool by using lighter fabrics and summer colors and patterns. In other words, this is not a license to wear your thick, knit houndstooth. Instead, opt for florals, plaids, and geometric designs.

BELT IT 3 do a quick style revamp by throwing on a monochromatic outfit and jazzing it up with a bright belt. For example, try black and dark grey with a vibrant, green belt or cream and white with a black, sequined belt. Simple, yet striking, and it only took a belt.

STRIPE RIGHT 4 If you’re dipping into the striped shirt nautical trend, remember that stripes are the masters of creating optical illusions. Take this opportunity to make visual magic work in your favor. Here are the basic rules: Vertical stripes make you look taller. Horizontal stripes make you look wider. The wider the stripe, the thicker you look. The thinner the stripe, the thinner you look. Whatever it is you want to add or take away, add the right stripe to the right place and you will practically re-sculpt yourself.

SpLuRgE WISELy 5 IF yOu CAn’T AFFORd TO Buy A WHOLE nEW WARdROBE, InVEST In CLASSy BASICS And SpLuRgE On CRAZy ACCESSORIES. yOu CAn dO JuST ABOuT AnyTHIng WITH A WHITE, COLLAREd SHIRT And A LITTLE IMAgInATIOn, BuT A TEnTATIVELy FASHIOnABLE SHIRT CAn OnLy gO SO FAR BEFORE BECOMIng REpETITIVE And BORIng. WHAT TypES OF ACCESSORIES SHOuLd yOu COnSIdER? TRy gLASSES, JEWELRy, SCARVES, BELTS, WATCHES, TIES, nAIL pOLISH, HATS, SCRunCHIES...WAIT, SCRATCH THAT LAST OnE.

SHOW THOSE PEARLY WHITES 6 Fashions and trends change every day, but a smile never goes out of style. Research shows that a smile increases a person’s attractiveness, communicates confidence and success, makes others feel at ease, spreads contagiously to others, relieves stress, boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure and improves the wearer’s mood. Just grin and bear it. The smile is the thing to wear this season and every season after that.

SET A HAIR GOAL 7 Lost in a labyrinth of hair products? How do you find your way to the right one for you? First, set a “hair goal” for yourself, as in sleek, textured, curly, spiked and whatever other way you might want to contort your tresses. next, buy only products that help you meet that goal. And, last of all, remember that less is more. you can always add more to your hair, but once it’s there, it’s hard to get rid of.

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HER :: Jolene 1 shoulder dress, Olgaberg diamond clutch HIM :: Alfani Fitted Shirt

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HER :: Jolene 1 shoulder dress, Olgaberg diamond clutch HIM :: Alfani Fitted Shirt


HER :: Josh & Jazz tube top mini ruffle dress HIM :: Angelino LA shirt


HER :: Hello Miss tunic dress HIM :: Mek denim, guess black shirt


HER :: Miss Me skinny cargo, Theme creme sequin tank, Street Level purse HIM :: Affliction shirt, Rock Revival denim


HER :: Theme halter stripe dress HIM :: untouchable Brand Shirt

HER CLOTHES pROVIdEd By BELLE BOuTIquE dOWnTOWn :: HIS CLOTHES pROVIdEd By undERgROund dOWnTOWn

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FUSION FITNESS FOCUS

kATIE CHung HuA InTERVIEWEd By: LIndSEy HILEMAn  pHOTOgRApHy By JORy SuTTOn JORyCLAySuTTOn.COM KATIE CHUNG HUA, 24, OF BOISE, IS TOO HUMBLE TO CALL HERSELF A MODEL. NEVERTHELESS, SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL FITNESS MODEL AND NATIONAL LEVEL BIKINI COMPETITOR, HOPING TO GET HER PRO CARD THIS YEAR. SHE’S ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF STARTING HER OWN SPORTSWEAR LINE. katie spends about an hour and a half in the gym each day. She says her secret to staying motivated is setting short-term goals and watching others get involved in bodybuilding.

FUSION: What is your favorite food recipe? KATIE: I love oatmeal pancakes! They’re super easy to make, just mix a half cup of dried oatmeal and three egg whites. Top it off with some natural peanut butter and enjoy! FUSION: What is your favorite sport to watch or play? KATIE: I grew up playing ice hockey, so that’s my favorite sport to watch and play! FUSION: What is the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard? KATIE: I had some guy come up and start hitting on me, telling me I was beautiful in Spanish. I just looked at him and told him I had no idea what he was saying because I’m Chinese. He was a little embarrassed. FUSION: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? KATIE: I wanted to be the first woman everything: first woman president, first woman in the nHL and so on. I guess I felt like I had something to prove. FUSION: Why do you love or hate Facebook? KATIE: I love Facebook for networking. I hate Facebook for social drama, especially break-ups. keep up with katie Chung Hua on Twitter: @katiechunghua.

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RACIEL CASTRO InTERVIEWEd By: LIndSEy HILEMAn  pHOTOgRApHy By MEgAn LEMAy MLEMAy.COM RACIEL CASTRO WAS BORN TO COMPETE: HIS FATHER WAS A HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER AND HIS GRANDFATHER A CUBAN TRACK STAR. AS A CHILD IN HAVANA, CUBA, RACIEL WAS ALWAYS PLAYING SPORTS. now, at 19, Raciel hopes to be the first from Idaho to win the teen nationals bodybuilding competition in pittsburg. He is currently training seven days a week and, for cardio, prefers a scenic jog on the treadmill. Raciel doesn’t keep his enthusiasm to himself, either he’s always happy to lend a hand to fellow gym-goers as he loves seeing others succeed. FUSION: What is on your ipod? RACIEL: Mostly R&B artists like Brandon Hines, J Cole and Tank. I listen to R&B all day – even at the gym. FUSION: What is the fitness feat that you are most proud of? RACIEL: That would have to be my biceps. I’ve worked super hard for them and I don’t think many 19-year-olds have 20.5

FUSION: What is your favorite body part? RACIEL: Abs or biceps. FUSION: What is your favorite sport to watch or play?

inch biceps. RACIEL: My favorite sport to play would be baseball, just FUSION: What is your favorite food? RACIEL: My favorite food would have to be sushi. I just love how clean and fresh it is and, also, the amount of protein in it.

because I’m Cuban and that’s all we watch down there. That and boxing. My favorite sport to watch would have to be basketball or football.

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FINANCE

FIVE WAyS TO SAVE On gAS In THE SuMMER WRITTEn By LAuREn MEgALE 

The busy summer season is upon us once again, and the rising gas prices aren’t making life on the road any easier on us! Everyone dreads watching the numbers on the front panel of the pump spin out of control, and they are not going down anytime soon. The best way to protect your pocket book from the daunting rise in gas prices can be easy and affordable. Here are five tips to getting more bang for your buck.

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BRAKE EFFICIENTLY

1

A car consumes the most gas when it

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DON’T FALL INTO THE “IDLING TRAP” This is most definitely a don’t! If you are going to

accelerates. In order to improve your mileage

be stopped for more than 10 seconds (except

and stay efficient while you maneuver through traffic, keep the

when you are in traffic), you will save money and fuel by

ride smooth. use your car’s idle to cruise into a full stop. Avoid

turning your vehicle off. For every 10 minutes you leave your

speeding up and abruptly slowing down in traffic.

car idling, you are wasting 5 cents of gas. It may not seem like much, but over time those nickels can add up.

2

MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE Checking and changing your air filters when needed will significantly improve your Mpg

5

BE AN EFFICIENT TRAVELER Everyone lives a busy lifestyle and falls into the

and save you money in the long run. Simply making sure the

trap of making unnecessary trips. plan ahead

pressure in the tires is correct is another way to maximize gas

to make all of your stops while you are already out and about

usage. If your tires are inflated to the correct pressure, it could

with your daily errands. doing so can help cut your distance

improve your gas mileage by 3 percent or the equivalent to

traveled and your fuel consumption in half.

saving 11 cents per gallon. you can check to see what the ideal pressure is for your car tires by looking in the owner’s manual.

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WINDOW KNOWLEDGE IS KEY Open windows while speeding down the freeway can cause air drag and, depending

on your speed, reduce your miles per gallon by 10 percent! However, if you are driving at a slower speed, you can save gas by turning off the air conditioning and cracking the windows for some fresh air.

THE GREEN ROUTE WALk IT BIkE IT CARpOOL IT pUBLIC TRANSpORT IT

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