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JIM PETERSON Retired North Ada County Firefighter now enjoys taking photos for Eagle Camera Club, Eagle Magazine, the Treasure Valley, and his own photogrpahy businesses. Photography has been in his blood since high school. Jim worked with periscope photography in the U.S. Navy and has fueled his passion by taking photgraphy classes at Boise State University.

ANDREA NIEDERER Once a public relations professional in the tech industry, Andrea decided she preferred to dig into things that didn’t change nearly as fast as the latest microchip. She began growing a garden in Portland, OR and planted another one when she moved to Pennsylvania. When the western winds began calling, Andrea returned to her native Idaho and became a garden writer. And of course, she planted a garden!

BRAD CARLSON Brad Carlson began his reporting career in 1988. He worked at the Idaho Business Review for 16 years and most recently has contributed profiles and features to the Idaho Press-Tribune daily newspaper, Idaho Outdoor Journal website and Boise Christian Living magazine. He graduated from Lewiston High School and the University of Idaho. An avid fly fisher and jazz listener, he lives in Meridian.

CONTRIBUTORS: Brad Carlson Pamela Thompson Jim Reynolds Andrea Niederer Kathy Jo Lynn Cathy Knight GRAPHIC DESIGN: Brainstorm Creative PHOTOGRAPHY: Jim Peterson Amanda Antilla Andrea Niederer Ronley Huckins FOR RESULTS-DRIVEN ADVERTISING: 208-484-8215 FOR GENERAL INFORMATION: 208-484-8215



THOMPSON Once upon a time, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson lived in a big city “out west” where she won an Emmy for her work as a production manager on The Simpsons. One day, her prince charming swept her off to Idaho to live happily ever after. They live with their enchanting teenaged daughter in a castle in Meridian. Pamela has yet to float the Boise River or ski at Bogus Basin. Besides writing, she also does career coaching and acts at the Peace Officers Standards and Training facility in Meridian. You can reach her at

BRITTANY SAILORS Part-time Air National Guardsman and full-time mother of three, Brittany spends her “free time” researching, reading, and writing. With a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and six years in Air Force Intelligence, she delights in educating others with thoughtful and well-informed content.


LONNI LEAVITT-BARKER Lonni is an award-winning investigative news reporter whose career took her from Vegas to Raleigh, Phoenix to CBS in LA. Lonni and her husband have three girls and a little boy.



Kathy Jo Lynne fell in love with writing at five years of age when her mother sat her down with a Red Chief tablet and a freshly sharpened #2 pencil. Today, she prefers her laptop to compose stories, memoir, and articles. She is an occupational therapist and she enjoys reading, tap dancing, and creating memories with her family.

RONLEY HUCKINS Ron Huckins has enjoyed photography since childhood when he started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic. He learned with black & white film and experimented with creating effects in a darkroom, but he’s a techie who is excited by the endless possibilities of the digital world. He loves to capture images of Idaho’s unique landscapes, animals, people, and events.

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contents NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2016




What Makes You Feel Grateful?


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Helpful Places to Look When Shopping This Holiday Season




Community Note


Talking Points


The Arts






Health & Beauty








Face 2 Face


Real Estate Listings


Dining Guide


cover photo Warming Up



community note

Dear Readers, To start, I am a magazine junkie, someone who from my earliest

also find that our human interests pieces will embark emotions of

school days has been obsessed with flipping though the pages,

compassion, inspiration, drive and encouragement. Stafford

first absorbed in their images and stories, later assigning and

Smith, a local teen making his way through the tiers of NASCAR

editing my own. I really believe that no matter whether a

describes his excitement for the 2017 K & N series and helping the

magazine is delivered to your doorstep or to your computer,

team wherever he can. Angel investors Ken and Trish Trader and

printed on glossy stock or on cheap tabloid paper, appearing on

local residents of Eagle speak candidly about their first

your iPad or your cell-phone screen, it is still and foremost the

investment into technology, “If you can’t afford to lose it - don’t

work of an editorial team for a discerning audience, a beautiful

make the bet.” And then owner Jason Zawadzki of Hydrus Board

and meaningful— we hope—package of ideas, words and

Tech, an Eagle entreprenuer and company creating the strongest,

images that a group of experts prepares for its readers.

lightweight, high performance surf and paddle boards in the

In this issue, the importance of shopping local is expressed

world. The diverse people and talent in our community is magical,

through our holiday gift guide. Eagle’s culture and

and it’s an honor to be able to cover it!

sustainablility depends on you, and where you choose to shop. Let’s make it an unforgettable year for our local businesses

Enjoy reading, and happy holidays!

owners by cruising Eagle first. While flipping the pages you’ll

- Tia Markland-Crabtree, Publisher

who said that? “Traditional financing doesn’t work for most entrepreneurs because they don’t understand the finance world. Our mission is to connect those two worlds, to educate entrepreneurs in how to speak the language of finance so that they can make an effective pitch and get the funding they need.” Do you know who said this in the last issue of Eagle Magazine? Message us at for your chance to win a $50 GRIT gift card.

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talking points WHY IDAHO? WHY EAGLE? A UNIQUE LOCATION FOR A UNIQUE BRAND By Matt Rissell, CEO of TSheets “Why Idaho” It’s a question I’m asked on a near daily basis. “Why Eagle? Why not downtown Boise? Heck, why not Salt Lake, Portland, or Chicago?” It didn’t take long for me to realize that what they’re really asking is, “Why would you build a tech company in the decidedly nontech hub of Eagle, Idaho?” My answer? Why not?! When my co-founder and I first started working on TSheets, we were told that a tech company could never survive outside Silicon Valley — we were told we were wasting our time and money building our business in “rural” Idaho. Well, we thought otherwise.

While we continue to grow 100% year over year, right here in Eagle, we’re doing our part (alongside other Idaho tech companies and community organizations) to attract and develop an extremely talented and dedicated workforce to the greater Boise area. And it’s working. Idaho was recently ranked the No. 3 state with the fastest job growth by MSN Money, and Boise just as recently landed at No. 7 on the list of the next top ten cities for tech jobs by FastCompany. Our new building, located in the developing Lakemoor business complex, is a symbol of our business growth — both literally and figuratively. We’ve officially outgrown our old space, but we’ve also outgrown the old paradigm that a tech company can’t thrive outside of Silicon Valley.

We had a vision — we pictured our future employees sitting on the banks of the Boise river, a fishing pole propped between their feet. We imagined them hiking or biking along the greenbelt on their way to work or during their lunch break. It was exciting to think how far an innovative team could go if they looked out the window and saw, not a parking lot, but the great outdoors. (Hint: really far!) Ten years later, we’re proof that a tech company can not only survive, but thrive in Eagle, Idaho — a city that offers a quick commute, a low cost of living, and an incomparable quality of life.







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Is your child on pace for math success?

First Grade

11 + 12 =

Second Grade

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 =

The fall semester is well underway, and it’s time for a math checkup! Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you! If they can solve questions at and above grade level, they could be ready for a challenge! If they are unable to answer questions at their grade level or below, they may be in need of extra help.

Third Grade

How much is 99 plus 99 plus 99?

Fourth Grade

Count by 1_43 from 0 to 7.

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Fifth Grade

17 _ , 23 _ , or 18 _ ? Which is greatest: 18 30 19

(Explain how you got your answer.)

Sixth Grade

Halfway through the second quarter, how much of the game is left?

Seventh Grade

How much is 6 _12 % of 250?


On a certain map, 6 inches represents 25 miles. How many miles does 15 inches represent?


When you take 3 away from twice a number, the answer is 8. What is the number?


What is the Absolute Value of the point (3, 4)?



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FESTIVE CONNECTIONS Local Garden Designer Shares Her Bond with People and Plants that is as Natural as the Atmospheres She Designs


ecia Carlson clearly remembers where her inherent connection to gardening was first cultivated. Growing up, she spent many a day working and playing in her extended family’s gardens located in Homedale, ID and Vancouver, WA. Her family’s gardening devotions focused on vegetable gardening and fruit farming and Kecia fondly notes there was no shortage of mentoring or wisdom with her grandma and great grandma at the helm. “I remember these women as young, strong and sophisticated. Their planning and care of the gardens led to a wonderful harvest each year that was celebrated with aunts, uncles and cousins. We weren’t sports or other leisure activity people, gardening was our `activity,’” recalls Kecia.


Those early days proved relevant to Kecia’s future by igniting her passion for plants. But it wasn’t until college, while studying business, that she realized her talent for drawing and affinity with plants could be united into a dream job - garden designer. Soon she enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Design and began studying landscape architecture. After completing the program, she decided to use her new skill set by designing a landscape for her own home. She bought land and began designing. “It was a little different in that the house had to work with my priorities for outdoor living and gardening vs. the other way around,” says Kecia amusingly. She then found herself helping her boyfriend Dave with his company’s (Think Green Inc.) landscaping projects; then friends started asking her advice on creating outdoor spaces. Before long, these experiences, along with her ongoing plant obsession and education, gave her the confidence to start Madeline George Landscape and Garden Design. This name was inspired by Kecia and Dave’s favorite storybook characters.

As such, Kecia has stocked Madeline George with a delicious array of fresh home decor, including unusual cut greens, and “green” gifts for holiday festivities. The entire nursery is stylized for the holiday season, providing ideas to anyone who stops in. Undoubtedly, if visiting on Friday or Saturday, you will be drawn to the blazing firepits upon arrival. But step deeper into the nursery and discover the conservatory with loads of fresh boughs, garland and exquisite custom wreaths. Next, stroll the greenhouse to find specialty conifers, table-top trees, wonderful smelling citrus and unique tropicals. When you walk into the gift shop, fun, living gifts will pop into sight. Interesting succulents and vessels, pre-forced bulbs, such as amaryllises wrapped in wax, airplants, stone troughs and terrariums are all at hand. “Many of our gift offerings appeal to those that want to add a handmade touch to a gift. We call it `make n’ gift,’” says Kecia. “You can design your gift, pick up all the necessary ingredients and assemble in our workshop. We’ll provide any advice you may need along the way!”

As a small garden design firm, Madeline George worked with residential customers, although occasionally a public/ commercial space opportunity came along. Over time, as Kecia and Dave’s lives became more intertwined, as they were married, the couple decided to become business partners. Through its partnership with Think Green Inc., Madeline George began offering design and build contracting, servicing customers from an initial consultation to a finished living landscape.

Madeline George’s Holiday Open House is Thursday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Nov. 28. Classes on creating succulent plantings, terrariums, wreaths and even growing indoor edibles are happening. Bring a friend, sip cider and get toasty by the firepit while starting your holiday prep. Enchanting, yet productive is the holiday vibe at Madeline George; truly a can’t miss!

Equipped with the wisdom that many people enjoy creating outdoor havens, but that each person differs in knowledge, ability and style, Kecia opened Madeline George Garden Design Nursery in 2012. “My goal for the nursery was to have everything design-driven and to become a resource for anyone interested in getting more out of their outdoor area. We aim to inspire and help people construct stylish, functional spaces no matter how much or how little experience they possess. We work with them in the flexible capacity they desire.”

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For More Information: Madeline George Garden Design and Nursery 10550 W. Hill Road Pkwy, Boise, Idaho 83714 208-995-2815 Call the nursery or check Madeline George Facebook page for a complete list of holiday events and seasonal hours.







ouses are popping up in the cities of Eagle and Meridian at an astonishing rate. I can remember when the corner of Linder and State Street was considered the outskirts of town. A drive through the intersection today will still make you feel like you’re approaching a more restful locale, but look closer, and you’ll notice several new neighborhoods nestled within the groves of trees hugging the Boise River. One can assume local builders are enjoying the opportunity to showcase their talents and help homeowners realize their dreams in a custom build. I recently spoke with the Clint Rogers, of CK Rogers, to learn more about the process of creating a custom home from start to finish. When Clint partners with a client to remodel or build a home, his considerations go beyond the logistics and materials required to get the job done. When asked about a few of their more recent projects, it was evident CK Rogers builds more than just a structure to harbor people and possessions; they construct the actualization of a lifelong dream. “It’s a product of 20 years of dreaming,” said Clint, of his custom home project in Eagle’s riverfront community, The Shores. “The house is designed around the fact that they want their family to come home.” When I asked Clint about the motivating factors behind most remodels and custom builds, he said lifestyle was the number one reason people elect to work with CK Rogers. Clint comes from a family with generations of building experience, and he too grew up working in the industry. After a brief sojourn working in corporate America, Clint founded CK Rogers in 2002 and began offering design, remodel, and building services to clients. Clint’s projects range in both size and scope, but all of his jobs have one thing in common: the owners are looking to create a particular lifestyle for themselves. Empty-nesters, parents of fur

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Building More Than a Custom Home

babies, and busy families all look to Clint for help in constructing the ideal home for their way of life. When I spoke with him about some of his more memorable builds, it was clear that the services provided by CK Rogers deliver more than a new or refreshed home. Clint’s team builds lasting relationships with their clients, keeping in touch through holidays and special gatherings. With Meridian, Idaho being one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the valley is full of homeowners looking to construct or remodel their dream home. CK Rogers remodels around 40 homes and builds 10-12 per year. The remodels CK Rogers performs are less about flipping a home for a high return on investment, and more about establishing a way of life for homeowners. Master bathroom remodels will take four to six weeks when clients can allow consistent availability of their home. Kitchens are typically more labor-intensive and run six to eight weeks, on average. These timelines vary based on the nature of work and whether owners need to continue living in their home throughout the remodel. Custom home building timelines range depending on the scope, size, and design scheme of each home. As a general guideline, Clint told me homes worth $500,000-$750,000 normally take about six to seven months, those homes worth $750,000$1,000,000 require eight to ten months, and homes above the million-dollar mark will take closer to a year to reach completion. When considering your forever home, the short wait for design and construction is one worth graciously accepting. For more information: CK Rogers Design Build Remodel 1183 W Grove St. Boise, ID 208.376.4878


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taste test cookies and hot cocoa and vote on your favorites at the “Cookies & Cocoa” tasting event at Creekside Community Church. Cookies will be available for purchase.


After petting the reindeer and conversing with Santa, you may want to get a little exercise. The Reindeer Ramble, a 2 mile walk/run, begins at 4:15 pm outside in the parking lot of Creekside Bible Fellowship. Participants will receive a jingle bell and can walk or run with their families and friends onthe marked course, ending downtown in time for the Christmas tree lighting. The Reindeer Ramble costs $19 and includes entrance to the cookies and cocoa sampling. Participants can register online at or Ramble fees support future recreation programs. “My favorite part of Country Christmas is the reindeer!” enthuses Christina Coats, Administrative Assistant, City of Eagle– Parks and Recreation. “It is amazing to get to pet real reindeer right here in Idaho instead of having to go all the way to the North Pole.

YULE LOVE OUR COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Celebrate with Cookies, Cocoa and Yappy Hour



ountry Christmas is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season with family, friends, and neighbors,” says Caitlin Straubinger, Recreation Coordinator, City of Eagle. “Every year downtown Eagle is transformed into a Christmas village, with horse drawn carriage rides, choral groups singing Christmas carols, a market for holiday gifts, holiday themed crafts for children, and’s magical!” “Country Christmas is one of my favorite events to plan,” says Jenessa Hansen, Community Enhancement Coordinator, City of Eagle, Parks & Recreation. “Patrons brave the cold and come to the park to enjoy the market, some hot cocoa, live music and the other great activities.

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If you’re curious about how it feels to pet a live reindeer, be sure to visit Country Christmas, a free event put on by the City of Eagle, on December 10 from 1- 6 pm. Festivities at Country Christmas at Heritage Park in downtown Eagle include a tree lighting ceremony at 5:37 pm, a kids activity tent where local businesses will host activities and crafts (open from 1 to 5 pm), and of course Santa will be there. Help Santa this year and bring your lightly used winter items to Creekside Bible Fellowship (across the street from Heritage Park) for the annual Coats for Kids. Straubinger points out two new components to the celebration–“Cookies and Cocoa” and the “Reindeer Ramble.”There is a small admission fee to

For those animal lovers who also love dogs, check out the holiday edition of Yappy Hour on Saturday, December 3 from 3-5 pm at Merrill Park..“Yappy Hour is an event where we put up a mobile pop-up dog park at Merrill Park to give residents an idea of what a dog park in Eagle would be like,” shares Coats, “and there will be a special guest...Santa Paws!” Coats’ 4 year old border collie/setter Raleigh “can’t wait for the holiday edition of Yappy Hour!” Straubinger shares an insider tip about Country Christmas. “If you want to ride the horse drawn carriage, arrive early and reserve your spot!”Carriage rides are free and last about 10-12 minutes and run from 1-6 pm. “This year we are piloting a mobile waiting list where folks will receive a text message when it’s their turn on the carriage, so the earlier you arrive to sign up, the better your chances of getting a turn. Sign-ups will begin at 1 pm near the intersection of State St. and 1st St.” “I love the hometown feel that Country Christmas brings to Eagle,” sums up Hansen. “Local schools bring their children choirs to sing carols, and we end the evening with live music that puts everyone into the holiday spirit.” “I love that Eagle has such a great sense of community and it really comes out during events like Country Christmas!” concludes Coats. More information about Country Christmas and all City of Eagle programs and events can be found online at






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PASSION FOR PADDLE Jason and Lindsay Zawadzki of Hydrus Board Tech


ince I was a kid I’ve been strongly drawn towards water,”shares Jason Zawadzki, Owner/Shaper at Hydrus Board Tech, and Eagle resident. “My family and I have been surfing and paddle boarding for many years.” “It has been my dream for many years to start an awesome lifestyle brand that portrays the passions I have and that many of my friends, family, neighbors and peers share as well. I know I am very blessed to be able to do this. My philosophy of life is to chase fulfillment.” “As a small company in Eagle, ID we are making the strongest, lightweight, high performance surf and paddle boards in the world. Our Armalight coating sets our boards and our brand apart from the rest. We have designed our inflatable paddle boards to be the highest quality in the world, our CrossBoards are unique and we make snow surfers with Carbon Fiber stringers.” “A CrossBoard is sort of a paddle board on wheels,” explains Jason. “A bit like an oversized long board, the CrossBoard comes with a land paddle. It’s a great workout. It’s a cool feeling of surfing on land!” Hydrus Board Tech will introduce a clothing line in 2017 of unique and functional pieces made of proprietary fabric. “I wouldn’t have been able to pull this off without huge support of my wife, Lindsay,” states Jason. Currently there are 4 people who work in production, and 3 people doing office, creative, administrative office work at Hydrus. Jason’s brother Nick, a mechanical genius, helped Jason and Lindsay launch Hydrus 4 years ago. Jason’s children inherited his attraction to the water

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PHOTOS BY JIM PETERSON and have paddled with him since they were infants, sitting between his legs. Now Caleb (9), Ian (7), and Peyton (4) all love to paddle on their own and are really good at it. “What I love most about paddle boarding is that it is something I can do with my family and it’s also a great workout.” “I’ve been a craftsman with an eye for quality and a bit of an inventor my entire life,” states serial entrepreneur Jason. He worked for his dad’s construction company starting at the age of 7 where he pulled nails from concrete forms and nailed down shingles on roof tops. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in Jason’s family. His sister Michelle owns Marie Lynn Floral and his brother Jeff owns The Grass Co. and Crossfit 2C.

“Be creative and don’t give up,” advises Jason to other entrepreneurs. Hydrus launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand their manufacturing facility at the Eagle Industrial Center and to bring Hydrus to national and international attention. Jason and his team put lots of love and effort into creating and building their products. “It’s all about innovation, performance and quality our customers can trust. We really want people to love what we make and we want to make people happy with the things we build!”

868 E. Riverside Dr., Suite 170 Eagle, Idaho 83616

For More Information: You can find Hydrus Board Tech’s products at Idaho River Sports located on Quinn’s Pond. 601 N Whitewater Park Blvd. Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 208.336.4844 Jason extends an invitation to tour Hydus. “Anyone who wants to stop in and check things out is more than welcome. Visitors see a lot happening in a small factory. You’ll see a few boards of each of our different eighteen board models at each step of the process.” Jason Zawadzki, President Hydrus Technologies 1768 East State Street Eagle, ID 83616 Phone: 949.278.1235

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Dr. Hudson attempts to provide patients with holistic alternatives in addition to conventional treatment of chronic and acute illness, giving a well rounded approach to medicine. She also focuses on nutrition and lifestyle as the foundations of health. Dr. Hudson is a Board Certified OBGYN who joined Women’s Health Associates after spending the last 12 years in the Air Force. Her clinical interests include general obstetrics and natural birth, lactation, menstrual disorders, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and infertility.

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PRACTICE MAKES PRACTICE Eagle Yoga House Founder, Susan Dusho on Life, Yoga and Finding Balance



or Susan Dusho, yoga practice is not about perfection—it’s about balance. In June 2012, with her husband Dennis’s help, Dusho realized a dream of sharing yoga’s benefits with her community when she opened Eagle Yoga House. Four years later, the studio has expanded its offerings to engage everyone from athletes to octogenarians. “Physical practice is just a small part of yoga,” Dusho told me as she prepared to teach her favorite class, a yoga workshop targeted at anyone who wants to try yoga or work on poses in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. “Everyone comes in because they want to feel better, and that’s a good reason to walk in the door. But we really come to our mats to turn off and unplug all this stuff that’s going on—everything we are juggling--in our lives.” A lifelong athlete, Dusho found blissful stillness and serenity in yoga. Shortly after taking her first hot yoga class, she signed up for teacher training in 2011. Now, Eagle Yoga House offers about 30 classes per week, from 5:45 a.m. through 7:15 p.m. The classes range from upbeat, music-driven hot Power Hour flows to more restorative, relaxing evening classes for people who need to calm down and unwind. Susan’s workshops, designed both for people who have never practiced and for practitioners who want to improve technique with a

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more interactive experience, are offered several times each week during the day and evening. “I know some people can feel intimidated when they try a hot yoga class for the first time,” Susan explained. “People were telling me, ‘I’m not flexible enough.’ That’s not what yoga is about. It’s more about creating openness and flexibility in your life and in your mind.” Susan always loved sports. Born in Delaware and raised in Washington by “two amazing parents,” Susan was involved in cheerleading and played varsity tennis. In college, Susan embraced an athletic lifestyle, studying exercise science. She taught aerobic dance at Washington State University in the 1980s. In college, she also discovered body building. Susan competed professionally for years, but she discovered a dark side to the sport. Like many athletes in sports where body image is highly prized, Susan developed an eating disorder. She has been living in recovery from bulimia for more than 25 years and shares her story to help others overcome the stigma. “Having an eating disorder doesn’t mean you are less as a person; it stems from depression, and it’s treatable,” she told me.

After the birth of her third child, Susan discovered yet another sport: running. With the demands of child-rearing, running fit her busy life. She could put her baby in a jogger and hit the pavement. Running also provided stress relief from an increasingly difficult first marriage, which ended after 18 years. Now, Susan uses yoga to manage her stress. “Any woman going through a divorce or dealing with anything hard in her life can really benefit from yoga practice,” she said. With two other yoga teachers, Theresa Price and Rebecca Holland, Susan now volunteers twice a month at Eagle Middle School, where she works with special needs children to teach them yoga. “It’s that after lunch time of day when you are really tired and want a cup of coffee,” she laughed. “But every time, I feel so good! The students are so appreciative!” For Susan, yoga has infused life with meaning and purpose; she still has plenty of goals to accomplish before she attains “that great savasana in the sky.” “Flexibility and openness of your body is just a perk, the icing on the cake,” she said. “Learning how to calm down and be in the moment is what matters. Yoga teaches you to accept your circumstances and to embrace your possibilities.”

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en and Trish Trader like to watch things grow. More than that, they like to embrace an idea, plant the seed, nourish it, cultivate it, and then, let it flourish. Fittingly, these two highly successful business professionals have chosen Eagle, Idaho as their fertile ground. Why Eagle? Ken, who has been in the technology arena for 35 years and is currently in Solution Sales with Cisco Systems, sees Eagle and the surrounding Treasure Valley as ripe for high yield growth in business in general and technology in particular. Trish, a financial professional, wholeheartedly agrees. In fact, it was Trish who introduced Ken to their latest business venture as investors with Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor network. Founded in 2000, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest angel investor network with over 2,500 accredited investor members throughout 46 chapters on three continents. Keiretsu Forum Members collaborate in the due diligence of presenting companies, but make individual investment decisions with $500m invested in over 700 companies to date ($230+M in the Northwest). The Forum has provided Ken and Trish with an altogether different opportunity for their retirement investments. Ken remarked,


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“in technology, you are always exposed to start-ups. It can move very fast, and someone spins off, and then is gobbled up by someone else.” Investing through Keiretsu Forum allows individuals to invest in start-up companies. Trish serves on a committee screening companies to help determine their eligibility and explains that these companies have been vetted and due diligence is done; however, this type of investing is still very risky. When asked, “What would you say to someone interested in this type of investment?” Ken responded, “They must be prepared to lose everything they have invested.” In other words, “I wouldn’t take out a second mortgage or tap out a retirement plan.” Trish concurred, “If you can’t afford to lose it - don’t make that bet.” That said, the Traders have recently made their first company investment. So, why take the risk? Trish stated, “He (Ken) really understands this area that his investment company is in.” This investment seems a natural fit for the Traders. As investors and advisors, they are using their years of business experience along with their “hands on” approach to help cultivate the growth of this start-up company. With a glint in his eyes, Ken said,

”so, to me, that’s the exciting part. It’s to be part of something that is starting out as an idea and a concept and to help to build it into something that becomes real and tangible and makes a difference.” The Traders are equally as passionate about their personal interests. Although leisure time can be hard to find, Ken enjoys working in his garage on his kit car project or creating music on the guitar or his electronic drum set. Trish enjoys organic gardening in her raised beds, oil painting, and cooking to entertain friends. Trish is also busy with the planning committee for the Veterans’ Day Parade. The couple met in the Air Force while stationed in Germany, so this mission is dear to her heart. Their thirty-two year marriage has led to many adventures living in states from the east to the west coast. Now that they have settled in Eagle, the Traders often travel to the Bay area to visit their daughter and son-in-law or enjoy spending an evening at the Sapphire Room in Boise taking in the local music scene. Most of all, however, they seem to enjoy relaxing on their patio, savoring the changing hues of the Virginia Creeper and the picturesque views of pastoral Idaho in their own backyard.

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surrounding areas. Monica and Emily strive to give each artist the best possible opportunity to showcase their talents and originality in a beautiful, home-like setting.


The next Holiday House event will be Thursday, November 17th through Saturday, November 19th. The doors will be open from 9am-6pm each day. They will be located in the Castlebury Subdivision off of Chinden, between Locust Grove and Meridian Road in Eagle at 2217 W. Preston Street. If you are in the market for a beautiful home in a great location, bring your realtor! Visitors to Holiday House can expect to find a wide variety of one-of-a-kind decor items and gifts, including: fall and holiday decor, gourmet baked goods, women’s and children’s apparel, wreaths, jewelry, spa products, baby items, wood crafts, signs, bags, watercolor art, stamped cards and much more.


With 15 kids participating in the “Made by Kids” section, look for homemade vanilla, chalkboard vinyl sayings, bath bombs, stamped holiday tags, string art ornaments, crochet hats and scarves, jewelry, children’s games and more all made by young artists and entrepreneurs from our community.

HOLIDAY HOUSE BOUTIQUE Encouraging Creativity and Entrepreneurship for All Ages


oliday House Boutique was created in 2006 by two stayat-home moms with a passion for creating and a desire to share those creations with family and friends. What began as a small holiday show in one of their homes has grown into a thrice-yearly event with over 40 vendors of all ages and thousands of shoppers. Monica Tanner, originally from Texas, and Emily Clark, originally from Maine, both married boys from Boise and moved here with their families in 2004. They quickly discovered they shared more than just a great friendship; they also both loved making things with their own hands. Encouraged by their first few sales, they saw an opportunity to start a business that would serve both as a creative outlet and also a way to promote local, handmade artistry. Holiday House Boutique has always been a family affair for Monica and Emily--when they started they each had 2 children. Over the years the total kids between them has grown to 9. As their children watched

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them organize and participate in these events, it was natural that they would want to join inthe process. Monica and Emily saw an opportunity to encourage creative expression while also teaching basic entrepreneurship. Thinking that there might be other children in the area that could benefit from a similar experience, Holiday House opened up vendor slots for a new “Made by Kids” area. Those first participants gained confidence in their artistic skills and learned how to market their product and anticipate customer demand. They learned about setting goals and the steps needed to achieve them, and they felt how rewarding it can be to make something with their own hands. As time has passed, the “Made by Kids” aspect of Holiday House Boutique has not only become a great teaching tool, but has also become one of their shoppers’ favorite features. Over the past 11 years, Holiday House Boutique has provided the best-of-thebest handcrafted items from vendors of all ages local to the Eagle/Meridian and

For more information about upcoming events and to find out more about the local vendors that will be participating in the 11th Annual Holiday HouseBoutique, please follow ‘Holiday House Boutique’ on Facebook/Instagram or visit the website

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or race driver Stafford Smith, the call came about a month shy of his 18th birthday.

It was time to strap into a car with more than half again as much power as anything he raced previously. The event was the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 at Tucson Speedway May 7, the third of 14 contests (three road tracks, 11 ovals) in the televised NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. “It was a lot of fun. I had never been on a track that big and had never been in a K&N car on race weekend before,” Smith said. “I never had that much power before … It was definitely an experience.” Compared to some smaller cars, the 650-horsepower K&N setups at first feel powerful and fast-accelerating, but less nimble and harder to see out of, the Eagle High graduate said. A couple dozen nearby competitors add to the challenge. Auto racing is a family affair for Smith, who said lessons he learned as a member of the Patriot Motorsports Group team in 2016 were as important as any of his race finishes as a driver. An 11th at Tucson, a 7th at Meridian and some other solid results complemented his work in the Garden City shop and on the nondriving crew at races. “You realize how important working with a team is,” Smith said. “You can’t do it alone.” On the Patriot team of about a dozen people, he is among the five or six who work in the shop regularly. There is plenty of work to go around, as teams typically field multiple cars in a race. Smith started nine K&N races as of early October, finishing almost all – a team accomplishment. A freshman in Boise State University’s mechanical engineering program, he says he’s especially interested in chassis design and how the “entire car” works.

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Smith said in 2017 he aims to race the entire K&N series “and help wherever I can with the team” while working toward graduation in the next four years. He is slated to get behind-the scenes experience at higher levels of NASCAR competition. “As long as I am surrounded by race cars and the atmosphere, it would be a good day in my book.” Smith started racing go-karts at 12 in the Boise area, competing locally before traveling to larger kart tracks elsewhere and then getting into racecars. His father, Kent Smith, has been involved throughout, most recently as crew chief and advisor with Patriot. The family moved from Canada about 12 years ago. In the K&N series, “cracking into the top 10 is a strong advancement in his first year with the budget we have, especially since he did not come up the traditional stock-car route,” Kent Smith said. “We are building a team, and he drives for it. We’re very happy with the progress the drivers had and the team had.” The group is working to bring a high-caliber karting track to northwest Eagle. “It’s an opportunity for a wide range of people to get involved in the sport and all its merits, and help the community at large,” he said.

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Fabulous One-of-a Kind Eagle Property on a .30 Acre Lot with No HOA’s at end of cul-de-sac! This newly renovated Main Level Master home offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths and is 2500sf! CUSTOM improvements like the TwoSided River Rock Fireplace with Custom Log Mantle. A Whisky-Barrel Sink in the Powder room! Custom Tile Flooring and Custom Tile Master Bath and Shower! No back Neighbors, a Cozy Fire Pit and Custom Pizza Oven.

Stunning home showcasing the essence of innovation and luxury. No detail has been overlooked w/ top of the line finishes -- thermador appliances and thermofoil wrapped cabinetry thru out. Caesar stone island stands center stage in gourmet kitchen & great room w/ 2 D/W’s, 30” built in column fridge and mirror image Freezer. Butler style pantry boasts additional fridge and abundant storage. Polished & seamless concrete flooring adorn the 1st floor.

Fabulous One-of-a Kind Eagle Property on a .30 Acre Lot with No HOA’s at end of cul-de-sac! This newly renovated Main Level Master home offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths and is 2500sf! CUSTOM improvements like the TwoSided River Rock Fireplace with Custom Log Mantle. A Whisky-Barrel Sink in the Powder room! Custom Tile Flooring and Custom Tile Master Bath and Shower! No back Neighbors, a Cozy Fire Pit and Custom Pizza Oven.

Stunning home showcasing the essence of innovation and luxury. No detail has been overlooked w/ top of the line finishes -- thermador appliances and thermofoil wrapped cabinetry thru out. Caesar stone island stands center stage in gourmet kitchen & great room w/ 2 D/W’s, 30” built in column fridge and mirror image Freezer. Butler style pantry boasts additional fridge and abundant storage. Polished & seamless concrete flooring adorn the 1st floor.

Action Real Estate Walt Taylor, 208-250-4880

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Exquisite custom built home with lush landscaping on .39 acres in desirable Brookwood. Open floor plan with Sucupira Brazilian chestnut hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. Remarkable kitchen with knotty Alder cabinets, stainless appliances, slab granite counters, butler’s pantry, island and double door pantry. Park-like backyard with privacy & mature trees.

Like nothing else in Idaho. This amazing estate was built on 2 premium lots in Banbury Meadows golf community, w/ some of the finest craftsmanship you will ever find. To rebuild this home today would cost well over 2.5 million. Home has 3 Kitchens, there is 2nd higher-end kitchen in the “The Lodge” which is a separate part of the home designed specifically for having fun w/ family and guests, plus a full kitchen in the 2 bedroom apartment.

Breathtaking panoramic views from every room! Exquisite 6,132 SF single level with walkout basement that has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. Spacious master suite with 2 walk-in closets and gas fireplace. Enjoy entertaining on the beautiful patio while watching the sunset or sunrise next to the infinity pool with a waterfall. Over-sized 4 car garage, RV parking. Be sure to see our video at

Lovely estate home that sits on over an acre w/privacy and a view of Bogus. Elegant master suite with turret seating area. The stunning gourmet kitchen features alder wood cabinets, granite counter tops and built-in stainless steel appliances. The interior radiates fine quality w/wood beams, crown molding, and grand ceilings. All spacious bedroom suites have private bathrooms and walk-in closets which could be master bedrooms. Room for a pool.

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dining guide Oak Barrel of Eagle

Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill

Le Coq d’Or

A from scratch kitchen mastered by executive chef Mike Gradian. Every ingredient is fresh with sauces and dressings made in-house. Oak Barrrel of Eagle is well-known for having selection of fine wines and mouthwatering cuisine. Expanding their uniqueness is a lounge where live music is played every Friday and Saturday night. Happy hour is daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $2 off wines by the glass and half-price draft, bottles, and well drinks.

Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill is a comfortable, casual family restaurant located in downtown Eagle. Our extensive menu features unique pizzas & pastas, delicious salads, sandwiches, grilled steaks, burgers & more. We offer seasonal appetizers, entrees & desserts, daily lunch specials, a full bar & a great happy hour. Our large kids’ menu, game room & big screen TVs are some of the reasons we’ve been voted “Best Family Restaurant.” Kids can even make their own pizzas! You can dine in, enjoy our wonderful patios or call for our fast, friendly delivery service. So grab the gang & join the fun at Smokys!

Serving traditional French and European cuisine, Executive Chef Franck Bacquet combines freshly grown vegetables and Northwestern meats with specialty imported ingredients to create dishes with genuine, passionate flavors. Located inside Chateau des Fleurs, Le Coq d’Or serves up delicious fine dining in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

1065 E. Winding Creek Dr. 208-938-3010 |

127 E. State St. 208-939-0212 |


228 E. Eagle Plaza, Eagle, ID 208-939-2595 |

Ahi Sushi Bar

1193 E. Winding Creek Dr. 208-938-FISH (3474) |

Sushi in Eagle? For sure! Ahi Sushi Bar is a relaxing environment where you can take a client, a date, or even the whole family. Enjoy weekly specials, happy hours and a menu fit for even the finickiest of fish eaters! Ahi Sushi Bar also offers a wide assortment of sake and local wines. Treat yourself to some two-for-one handrolls while enjoying a fine wine after a hard day at work. You deserve it!

176 S. Rosebud Lane 208-947-2844 |

Rembrandts Coffee House

93 S. Eagle Rd. 208-938-1564 |

A coffee house concept in the morning with a delicious one-on-a-kind breakfast burrito, and morning sandwiches. Opinions for lunch range from many salad options, Ahi, to a Cuban panini. Starting at five the restaurant goes full service dining with an executive chef preparing NY Steak, Shrimp and Grits and more. Let’s not forget their full service selection of wine and craft beer.

Rice, a contemporary Asian cuisine restaurant, has a talent for fusing flavors from around the Far East creating a delicious menu of inspired dishes. How do they do it? With their talented team of chefs imported from Asia, no doubt, who have experience in top notch restaurants in Asia. Add to this a full bar and fresh sushi menu, and this Eagle hotspot is a hit! Whether dining inside or on the beautiful outdoor patio, Rice has become a popular and trendy spot to enjoy Lunch Specials (11a-4), Daily Happy Hour (4-6p) and Live music on Thursday nights with buy 1 get 1 free drinks.


155 E. Riverside Dr. 208-938-5093 |

In the year 2000, history was made when Bardenay became the first restaurant in the United States to include an in-restaurant distillery. Now with a hip third location right upon the river in Eagle, you can enjoy such spirits accompanied by an ambiance that only Idaho can bring you. Sit on the outdoor patio and watch the ducks swim by as you enjoy northwestern food faire made with organic and local ingredients. Bardenay’s cocktails are handcrafted with their own distilled vodka, rum, gin, and freshly squeezed citrus juices. Bardenay offers daily specials as well as discount coupons on their website.

Porterhouse Market

600 S. Rivershore Ln., Ste. 190 208-938-1441 |

Porterhouse market is not only a great place to eat, but a great place to learn how to eat. Porterhouse was born out of necessity. Stop in for lunch and try one of their famous sandwiches and soups—made fresh to order—and check out the plethora of quality meats and seafood for sale as well. Open Monday-Saturday 10 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.

The Schnitzel Garten

1225 E. Winding Creek Dr, Eagle, ID 208-629-8855 |

Idahos great German Restaurant here in Eagle. Homemade food, great German beers, wine and schnapps! When it comes to a lip-smacking meal, one would want to pay some compliments to the cook. Plan on saying ‘lecker’ (tasty) or ‘gut’ (good) when visiting this cultural establishment. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12-10pm (Closed Mondays)



dining guide GRIT

360 S. Eagle Rd. 208-576-6666 |

A newcomer to the Eagle dining arena, Grit has wasted no time in becoming one of Eagle’s best places to eat. Grit offers traditional American cuisine with a unique twist, and so far customers—and reviewers—are loving it. Their menu options include hand tossed pizzas, fried chicken, steaks, soups, and much more, all created by utilizing fresh ingredients from local Idaho farmers and producers. Stop in today to see their seasonal options, which change with the seasons as Idaho farmer’s produce different, delicious foods.

Bella Aquila

Bodacious Pig Barbecue

Bella Aquila is open daily for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch with live music. Italian is our specialty with fresh house made pastas, local ingredients, and impeccable service in a romantic setting along the Greenbelt. We feature a full bar and have been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine for our outstanding wine selection. Happy hour is Monday through Thursday 4 – 6 pm with special appetizers and $1 off all drinks. Additionally our banquet room will accommodate up to 45 people for your private functions. Whether you come for a romantic anniversary dinner or other special event you will want to return often. We look forward to welcoming you to Bella Aquila.

Located at the intersection of Old State Street and Eagle Road, Bodacious Pig Barbecue brings together the experience of husband and wife restaurateurs Joel and Tricia Anderson to create a traditional meets contemporary barbecue experience in the heart of downtown Eagle. Bodacious Pig offers Idahoans a hip, casual atmosphere, that’s an affordable place to enjoy great barbecue cooked right. The word “Bodacious” means remarkable, outstanding, bold, and audacious, and we think the adjective describes them perfectly!

775 S. Rivershore Ln. 208-938-1900 |

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190 E. State St. 208-939-2500 |

In the mood for some classic Italian food without any fuss? daVinci’s offers generously portioned meals at great prices, in a casual dining atmosphere with a unique local flair, set in a historic building right in the heart of downtown Eagle. With a traditional menu and a friendly, helpful wait staff, sit down with the family or bring your special someone to share the veggie lasagna or chicken parmesan, wine from a local vineyard, and tiramisu for dessert! daVinci’s offers a full bar, wine tastings, and great company from the patrons and staff. Indulge your taste buds with something savory, la dolce vita!

Joe Momma’s

600 S. Rivershore Ln. 208-939-3917 |

Joe Momma’s uses many Idaho products to provide the freshest experience to their customers! The breakfast menu consists of an excellent selection of omelets, benedicts, fresh made sauces and gravies, as well as many other breakfast classics. The lunch menu offers specialty burgers, sandwiches, and fresh made soups and salads. Joe Momma’s is located in the heart of Eagle, Idaho in the North Channel Center on Eagle Road.

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34 E. State St. 208-514-0068 |

The Griddle

177 Eagle River St. 208-939-9070 |

The original since 1948, The Griddle serves up friendly diner style fare with a gourmet twist. Family owned and operated, this breakfastand lunch spot offers all the specialties you crave, including corn beef hash, biscuits and gravy, and mom’s own special recipe for Quiche Lorraine. The lunch menu offers a variety of burgers and everyone’s favorite, the Patty Melt. The Griddle even serves up shakes, malts, and floats! Bring your appetite; you’ll be sure to take home some leftovers to enjoy for round two.

Pizza Hut

398 S. Eagle Rd. 208-938-9090 |

Build a pizza that’s custom made for you. Start with your favorite crust, add all the toppings you want and just the right amount of cheese and sauce or pick one of our fabulous specialty pizzas. Our Super Supreme is a feast of pepperoni, ham, beef, pork sausage, Italian sausage, red onions, mushrooms, green peppers, and black olives. Savor the flavor of fabulous warm Hershey chocolate dunkers or freshly baked cinnamon sticks. Whether you are gathering for a game or making it a lunch meeting, feeding a large group is easy with our affordable catering options. Get a lot for a little.

83 E. State St. | 208-939-5677

Sunset Magazine called Wild West Eagle’s “first and friendliest” espresso cafe! Known for our World Famous Sticky Buns, we’re serving Breakfast, Lunch, Caffe D’arte coffee and espresso, beer & wine. Stop in for an omelet & mimosa for breakfast, or one of Eagle’s Best Burgers for lunch! Open 6am-4pm weekdays, and 7am-4pm weekends. Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

Lucky Fins Seafood Grill

1441 N. Eagle Rd. 208-888-3467 |

Lucky Fins Seafood Grill is an exceptional restaurant featuring Latin and Asian flavors intended to entice even the most sophisticated of palettes. They offer a splendid variety of daily ‘theme based’ concepts, made with the freshest of ingredients. Wednesday through Saturdays, diners are offered a wide variety of sushi dishes that range from the tame to the boldly exotic—all of which provide a truly out of this world experience. Lucky Fins also provides a full bar, extensive wine list, patio seating, and live music—all intended to enhance the diner’s experience and its warm and welcoming ambience.


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