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24 Learn about sustainable building

54 Photos: Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala

32 Peek at two historic bungalows

55 Photos: Humane Society Lawn Party 55 Photos: “Bourne” movie premiere

Discovery Center’s Janine Boire 44 Take a trip up north to Moscow for a Vandals game and some memories

56 Support our nonprofit community by attending a fundraising event

11 Sport the latest in college gear 63 Take time to savor summer’s peace 48 Vietnamese pho and banh mi in Boise 52 Sunnyslope winemaker Martin Fujishin 17 Trey McIntyre Project Year 5

ON THE COVER: Trey McIntyre Project dancers Travis Walker and Chanel DaSilva.

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Dear Reader, Get ready to be busy! From Boise State football games to Art in the Park to the United Way Flapjack Feed to the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration, we are blessed to live in a place with lots of latesummer and fall activity — and lots of community spirit. You can’t walk down the street without seeing someone in a college team T-shirt, for instance. Game-day apparel and college logo items are a big hit in the Treasure Valley. We went shopping for cool gear you can buy to show your support for our Broncos, our Vandals, our ’Yotes, our Crusaders and our Bengals. From the schools’ bookstores to the Saturday markets, we found some fun things you’ll see on pages 11 through 16. You can also buy team merchandise and items in team colors at specialty stores, sporting-goods stores, big-box stores and many other places here. (A large display just went up in my neighborhood Fred Meyer. I’m eyeing the kid-sized Broncos camping chair for my 3-year-old nephew!) And some of the items shown on our pages are available for more than one school. The NNU barbecue sauce on page 11? The same local company (Fat Daddy’s) also makes bottles for Bronco fans and more. The adorable NNU women’s white fashion hoodie on page 15? Lil Kurek at American Clothing Gallery in Boise hopes to get nearly the same shirt in stock at her store — except it will be Bronco-themed.

In other blue-and-orange news, Kurek is also working on a Bronco cookbook with writing partner Nancy Leroy. They are soliciting recipe submissions until the end of August. If you have a favorite tailgating, breakfast, dinner or other recipe you’d like to be considered for the book, visit Kurek’s store at 100 N. 8th St. for a recipe submission application or find one at the BSU website — boise-state-bronco-cookbook. And whether you are already a Vandals fan or have always wanted to explore the many charms of Moscow and the University of Idaho, read the travel story starting on page 44 in this issue. There’s plenty to do during a long weekend on the Palouse. It’s one of my family’s traditions each fall. Closer to home, my family is making plans for the Boise Philharmonic’s Picnic at the Pops (see pages 3 and 23), “Noises Off” at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, late-summer visits to the Idaho Botanical Garden and much more. I’m not willing to let summer slip through my fingers yet. There’s also still time for barbecues, Popsicles, swimming and the Greenbelt. Wave if you see me. I’ll be the one in a Broncos T-shirt ... and a Vandals hat.


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urious facts never cease to enthrall Janine Boire. With childlike fascination, the Discovery Center of Idaho’s executive director recites a number of them. In her job, she learns something new every day, she says. “Did you know that when the International Space Station is over Boise, it’s only 250 miles up? That’s closer than Lewiston!” she says. It takes a curious mind to run a science center, and that fits Boire, who since childhood has looked at the world, and asked “Why?” “It’s a great question. It leads you to more and more questions, and each one gets you closer to an answer,” Boire says. That philosophy reflects Boire’s approach to running DCI, where she’s been at the helm since 2004. “My goal is to keep curiosity alive. I want people to look at an exhibit and ask, ‘What does that do?’ ” she says. That idea will echo in the extreme next month when the center begins hosting the traveling exhibit “Bodies Revealed.” The exhibit literally strips away the mysteries of the human body by removing the skin from preserved cadavers to expose the workings underneath. It should by all accounts elicit the maximum amount of what-does-that-do questions, and that will make Boire very happy. Boire has spent most of her adult life working in science centers across the country. She has also worked for LEAD, an organization that teaches sustainable leadership skills to people on a global scale. Coming to Boise gave Boire a chance to tune into what’s really important to her, which is to engage people of all ages in the process of exploring the universe through science, she says. “When I see parents or grandparents laughing, being curious and discovering alongside their children or grandchildren on the exhibit floor, it warms my heart,” she says. “I think sharing a lifelong love of learning is the best gift we can give our children.”



Booking “Bodies Revealed” is a bold step. Is it the biggest exhibit for the center? It is the largest traveling exhibition DCI has mounted in a number of ways. Not only will it take up about half the center’s 12,000-square-foot exhibit space and require hundreds of additional volunteers (please tell all your friends), it’s a game changer for us. Most people think the main reason to visit the center is if you have children. We see this exhibit as an opportunity to make sure people know we have something for all ages. It also kicks off a renewed strategy of bringing in traveling exhibits in addition to producing them in-house — which will always be a strength for DCI. Bringing in an extraordinary show every few years gives us another way to be the exceptional science center this community deserves.

How do you feel about the controversy that surrounds the show? At first I wasn’t sure this was something I personally wanted to see, but given my responsibility as the director of a science center, I pushed through my reticence. When I saw the exhibition for the first time, I was awestruck. It provides a singular opportunity to see inside ourselves. Besides breaking through the social norm of public display of human remains, there are questions about the

source of the bodies. We spent the last two years looking into the ghastly and contrived allegations that a source for the bodies was political prisoners. This misinformation was propagated by a competing exhibition company and later shown to be false. We have confirmation that the people whose remains are included in the exhibit, or their families, have donated their bodies for just such a purpose. One of the interesting and unexpected outcomes of visiting these exhibitions is that, after seeing them, many visitors say they plan to donate their remains for science, including for similar exhibitions.

What is your goal for the center in the next five years? DCI turns 25 in 2014, and we have some great dreams. Earlier this year, the board set the audacious goal of doubling the center’s impact over the next 10 years. With “Bodies Revealed,” we may get close to that within one year, but we have our eye on long-term sustainability. We are diving into a strategic planning process to develop the vision and refine our business model to drive the next 25 years. The community will be hearing more as the plan develops.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Seeing DCI weave deeper into the social fabric of our community. That’s a little tough to quantify. We’ve almost

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doubled our attendance over the last few years. I think we’ve had some successful partnerships. For example, Junior League of Boise, the organization that founded DCI, is helping recruit the hundreds of volunteers we’ll need to operate “Bodies Revealed.” Last year we partnered with Idaho Public Television, Boise State’s College of Engineering, Idaho National Laboratory and the Micron Foundation to bring public television’s “Nova” to Boise for an outreach program associated with its fourpart series all about material science, “Making Stuff.”

What is the greatest virtue you admire in others? There are actually two that I think are intrinsically linked: courage and tenacity. I often think of that quote by Winston Churchill: “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities ... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” I see tenacity as an important corollary — the courage to continue to completion.

In all of history, with whom would you most like to dine? Eleanor Roosevelt. I am in awe of her instrumental role in helping to found the United Nations and her work in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She had a singular leadership style

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pens,” by K.C. Cole, is the story of Frank Oppenheimer, the exceptional/eccentric character who founded the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and Rod Machado’s “Private Pilot Handbook,” which was a gift from the Idaho Ninety-Nines — through Barbara Morgan. It’s our state’s chapter of an international organization started by Amelia Earhart and 98 of her fellow women pilots dedicated to inspiring women to become pilots. These ladies are marvelous! It also inspires me to fulfill my dream of becoming a pilot.

What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate mousse at Le Café de Paris — yummmm.

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Be true to our schools

Idaho State Wild Bunch plush doll $15, Idaho State Bookstore.


You can show your school spirit in many ways these days. If you haven’t been shopping for spirit items in a while, you’ll be surprised by the variety. It’s about more than simple T-shirts and hats. There are plenty of quirky and fun items. Practical items, too. And many more of the clothing items are being made in fashionable styles. We found lots of attractive and sophisticated options designed and specially cut for women. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find a way to show your school pride. COMPILED BY MARIA SMITH AND THE TREASURE MAGAZINE STAFF

Wall art by Nicholas Davis of Davis Sheet Metal Works in Parma $75, Vandal Store in Boise.

MORE U OF I GEAR PAGE 14 Barbecue sauce available in several flavors. Made by Fat Daddy’s (www.fatdaddys, a Nampa-based company $9.95, NNU Bookstore.


College of Idaho mug $12.98, C of I Bookstore.

MORE C OF I GEAR PAGE 15 Boise State U-Toast Broncos Toaster. $39.95, Bronco Shop.




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1 Fabric hair flower for infants to adults, $25, Ira & Lucy. 2 Scentsy wickless candle warmer, $35. 3 Denim jacket, $95, American Clothing Gallery. 4 T-shirts, ($11.95 for “Prepare for Glory” Game Day shirt, $25 for The Blue), Bronco Shop. 5 Leather boots (in black or brown, men’s and women’s sizes), $400, and dress, $65, American Clothing Gallery. (The dress is designed by “Meesh and Mia: Team Spirit with an Edge” from Sandpoint.) 6 Clock, Stop ‘N Buy Crafts, $45. 7 Electric guitar, $175 (craft show price), 3gwoodworks. 8 Hat, Bronco Shop, $22. 9 Reversible adult women’s apron, $28, and potholders, $8 a set, Itz Sew Lucy. 10 Earrings of Swarovski crystal or fire-polished beads, $8/pair, Stop ‘N Buy Crafts. 11 Handmade stadium bag, $15, Stop ‘N Buy Crafts. 12 From a collection of one-of-a-kind sterling silver jewelry designed by former Idahoan Michele McMillan, from $20 to $300, American Clothing Gallery. 13 Little Guy trailer, $9,990 (sale price), Bretz RV Idaho in Boise. STORE 12



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1 Women’s shirt, $48, Vandal Store. 2 T-shirt, $22.95, Vandal Store. 3 Scentsy wickless candle warmer, $35. 4 Hoodie, $44.95, Vandal Store. 5 Hat, $16.95, Vandal Store. 6 Fabric hair flower for infants to adults, $25, Ira & Lucy. 7 Toddler dress, $26.99, Vandal Store 8 Little Guy trailer, $9,990 (sale price), Bretz RV Idaho in Boise. 9 Kristin Armstrong cycling jersey, $79.99, Vandal Store. 10 Golf balls, $10.95 a set, Vandal Store. 11 Sack pack, $29.99, Vandal Store. 14





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6 1 Vest, $62.50. 2 Key chain, $6.98. 3 Yotes football shirt (C of I is restarting its football program in fall 2014), $18.98. 4 Decal, $4.98. 5 Women’s T-shirt, $19.98. 6 License plate holder, $19.98. All items found at the College of Idaho Bookstore on the Caldwell campus.


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1 T-shirt, $14.99. 2 Onesie, $19.99. 3 Women’s fashion hoodie, $25.99 paired with a pink T, $21.99. 4 Window sticker, $2.99. 5 NNU Centennial mug, $15.99. (NNU kicks off its centennial celebrations this fall.) 6 “Love” quilt blanket with 12 different NNU logo designs, $100. All found at the NNU Bookstore in Nampa. PHOTOS BY LINDSIE BERGEVIN


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1 Nike Hat, $20. 2 T-shirt, $22. 3 Women’s T-shirt, $24. 4 Nike shirt, $26. 5 Mug, $12.95. 6. Squat mug, $12.95. Most items available online through the ISU Bookstore; a variety of items are available at ISU-Meridian (that’s where we found the Nike shirt). PHOTOS BY SUSAN DUNCAN OF IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY AND KATHERINE JONES


Bronco Shop Boise State University’s official stores for apparel gear and more. There are several stores in the Valley, including on-campus locations and in BoDo (778 W. Broad St.) in Downtown Boise. You can also shop online. Visit for more information and locations.

Vandal Store The University of Idaho’s official store has a location in Downtown Boise (821 W. Idaho St.). You can also shop online. Visit for more details and locations.

Idaho State University You can buy some of the items shown at the ISU-Meridian location, 1311 E. Central Drive. Shop online at

College of Idaho Visit the college and the bookstore at 2112 Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell. Shop online at

Northwest Nazarene University Visit the college and the bookstore at 623 S. University Blvd. in Nampa or shop online at

3gwoodworks Nampa father-and-son team Gary and Garrett Gardner make guitars and ukuleles using recycled license plates and exotic woods from 16

around the world. See their designs online at, or visit the Eagle Saturday Market through October. Some pieces are available on etsy (click “store” on the 3g website), but call 250-1708 to check on availability. Custom orders welcome.

Stop ‘N Buy Crafts Owned by Kim Peterson and Marsha Tuskey, this is a one-stop shop for handmade Bronco merchandise. They make everything from handknit booties and slippers to clocks to padded wooden loveseats and chairs (covers are of BSU fabric) and more. See the selection at the Eagle Saturday Market and the East End Market at Bown Crossing on Sundays through October. They’ll also be at the Hyde Park Street Fair Sept. 14-16, or call 353-6590.

Itz Sew Lucy Lucy Tangrady makes reversible aprons for women and adjustable male/female/children’s chef aprons. She also makes microwave bags for potatoes and corn, potholders, bibs and more. The selection of fabrics is huge. See her products at the Eagle Saturday Market or at the East End Market at Bown Crossing on Sundays through October, online at www.itzsewlucy.etsy, or call Lucy at 968-0416.

American Clothing Gallery This Main Street mainstay at 100 N. 8th St. (4330872) in Boise is known for unique, fun clothing, including jeans, silk/cotton shirts — and, of course, BSU game-day apparel. Owner Lil Kurek

supports women in the industry, selling many items designed/created by women for women.

Ira & Lucy Specializing in “Couture Design, Whimsical Fancy.” Each item is hand-cut and hand-sewn with upholstery thread to ensure stable structure. In addition to hair accessories, they have an inventory of bridal accessories — and the bridal pieces can be made in team colors. Custom orders welcome. Ira & Lucy sells mainly online at, or call Judy Scheel or Heidi Wight at 412-6030.

Scentsy The Idaho-based company is famous for its wickless candles, candle warmers and other scented products. The warmers shown are part of Scentsy’s Campus Collection and can be purchased through Scentsy independent consultants. Visit for more information.

Bretz RV Idaho This dealership carries a large selection of RVs and trailers, including the Little Guy 5 Wide Tear Drop Trailer shown on these pages. Visit the dealership at 4180 Broadway Ave. in Boise, call 388-4678 or go to for more information.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of many of these products is returned to the universities for scholarship funds and other needs. Maria Smith, a Boise-based freelance writer, contributed to this feature.

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The evolution of Trey McIntyre

As the company kicks off Year 5, it settles into its new digs and lays the groundwork for change


TMP dancers Travis Walker, Ryan Redmond and Benjamin Behrends perform a preview of “Ladies and Gentle Men” last month at the Morrison Center. CHRIS BUTLER / CBUTLER@ IDAHOSTATESMAN.COM



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Ashley Werhun whirls in blue during last month’s rehearsal of “Ladies and Gentle Men.” Andrea Lauer’s costumes are crafted for dance and based on 1970s styles.


TMP moved to its new headquarters at 2285 Warm Springs Ave. in East Boise this summer. DARIN OSWALD / DOSWALD@ IDAHO STATESMAN.COM

see TMP in Idaho Here are upcoming opportunities to see the Trey McIntyre Project perform.

✦ Sun Valley Residency, Aug. 22-24. ✦ 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $15-$115. (208) 622-2135, 18

✦ Sandpoint Residency, Aug. 27-Sept. 2. ✦ 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise.

✦ 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Morrison Center. Boise season passes are $71, $90 and $123 at Individual ticket prices and on-sale dates are to be announced.

ancer Chanel DaSilva whirls past in a blur of red netting and ruffles as Brett Perry swirls down to the floor, then lifts her overhead. As if by osmosis, the pair take in choreographer Trey McIntyre’s direction and respond with intricate and intriguing movement. About 300 people — including all of the company’s national board — gathered at the fundraiser a few weeks ago to watch a worldpremiere preview of McIntyre’s latest piece, “Ladies and Gentle Men,” at the Morrison Center. (The official world premiere for the piece happened Aug. 8 at Jacob’s Pillow in Beckett, Mass.) After the performance, the company welcomed the audience onto the stage for an extended party to kick off the Trey McIntyre Project’s fifth season in Boise and bid on a few high-priced live auction items, including the opportunity to pick music and a title for a McIntyre original ballet created on the spot. It’s a choreographic exercise McIntyre pulls off every so often at events to open a window into his creative process and give donors a look at what they’re getting. At last month’s gathering, people watched with a sense of wonder and anticipation at the shorthand communication between the artists as the dancers executed what’s become McIntyre’s signature, intricate style. McIntyre’s origins in classical ballet have

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evolved into something entirely different. His dancers call his steps “Trey-isms,” DaSilva says, and his approach to movement is more than a twist on the classical playbook. It’s translating it into a new language. And as the choreography has changed, so has the man and the artist. Now his Trey McIntyre Project is about to morph into something different yet again. Although what it will look like is not clear yet, as with his choreography, McIntyre says he will know it when it happens. “I’m not in a place where I’m ready to talk about it yet,” McIntyre says. “With the company functioning at such a high level, it’s time for me, personally, to diversify and to continue to innovate artistically and work on other projects.” There are ideas circulating, but what those projects are is anyone’s guess: making a film, writing a book or Broadway show, orchestrating an Olympic opening ceremony. The TMP crew isn’t talking.


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TMP has come a long way in its four years in Boise. The company has been the city’s official cultural ambassador and its presence has drawn attention to the city’s arts community locally and nationally. TMP infuses hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy each year and has become known as an innovative creative force on a global scale. And it all began happening when McIntyre and executive director and dancer John Michael Schert chose to anchor the company in Boise. “Honestly, I don’t think it could have happened in any other place,” McIntyre says. “It’s connected to living here and the level of focus and the love — I guess that’s the right word — with which the organization is supported. I think five years is a short time to get to the level where this organization is at.” At TMP, evolution, both personal and professional, is part of the gig, he says. “It’s healthy for the company to expand in different ways,” McIntyre says. “People hear this, and they’re scared of change, but if anything, this is leading to more of an investment in Boise and not just maintain and toe the line but continue to innovate and expand on what we do.” In June, TMP moved its new headquarters into the former Five Rivers, a tony home decor store and warehouse, on Warm Springs Avenue in East Boise. This was shortly after the company returned from a monthlong tour of Asia representing the U.S. State Department as cultural ambassadors in five countries. It’s a larger space than the previous headquarters behind the Foothills School

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in Downtown Boise, where the company worked for its first four years in Boise. In the front of the building, a growing number of staff — it’s up to 24 now — buzzes around an arsenal of Apple computers and laptops bathed in TMP’s signature sunshine yellow. The pace is fast. They stand more than they sit. Clothing is casual: jeans, dance and workout wear, TMP T-shirts and comfortable shoes. Engagement director Kristin Aune’s dog naps nearby. You wind through the small maze of open offices to the back of the 15,000square-foot building, where the dancers rehearse “Ladies and Gentle Men,” McIntyre’s innovative and emotional ballet based on the pioneering 1974 TV special “Free to Be ...You and Me.” For TMP, it all seems like business as usual — and it is for now, but there is a sense of something new in the air as the company makes changes that will free McIntyre from day-to-day company management and the constant touring he once did. This will allow him to seek out and pursue other artistic interests and opportunities, he says. “You know, my passion is not about dance,” McIntyre says. “It’s about being able to figure something out through an artistic expression. I’m interested in a lot of different mediums.” That doesn’t mean anything is going to change immediately, Schert says. The 2012-13 performance season is set. McIntyre will go on tour when he needs to, Schert says, and will create two to three new ballets each year. “It’s actually not healthy for the creative vitality of the company for Trey to be on tour just to be there,” Schert says. “We don’t want him to micromanage or to show up and be a figurehead. That’s a waste of his time. We’ve gotten much more organized in figuring out where he needs to be.” Year 5 — TMP’s official name for the season — will be the calm before the creative storm. That doesn’t mean it will be easy, but it’s about laying groundwork for the deeper change coming and taking a breath, Schert says. “I feel the company has reached a certain level of success — we really made something happen and reached the goals we set,” he says. “But it’s like we’re at the top of the roller coaster, and the ride keeps going. We’re being offered bigger and bigger opportunities. So, where do we go from here? There are so many opportunities coming at us, we decided to curb that momentum or it will eat us alive. Things come in cycles, so this is a regrouping cycle.” Don’t get the idea that it will be a slow season. There still are big projects

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Dancers marked through choreography of “Ladies and Gentle Men” at the Trey McIntyre Project’s new headquarters, as Rachel Sherak (foreground) takes a break before a run-through last month. Between this rehearsal and the premiere preview a few weeks ago, the piece changed.

in the works. In September, an Asian dance company will be in Boise to collaborate with TMP, the culmination of the DanceMotion USA tour. The piece will make its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in November, with a preview in Boise on Nov. 10. The bigger changes will come in Year 6.

CHANGE IS CONSTANT “Change is good and it always comes when you don’t expect it,” DaSilva says. “Year 6 could be anything. I’m excited to explore new avenues with the company and for myself.” DaSilva is one of four dancers currently in the 10-member company who moved here in 2008 when TMP rocked the dance world by calling Boise home. Schert, Perry and Ashley Werhun also are five-year TMP veterans. This is Benjamin Behrends’ and Travis Walker’s second season; Ryan Redmond, Elizabeth Keller and Rachel Sherak are new this year. Derek Ege will join the company in October. Jason Hartley, who came in 2008, left the company in early 2012 and recently founded

the Boise Dance Cooperative. This year sees the departures of Yarinet Restrepo, Annali Rose — who heads to Ballet San Jose — and Lauren Edson, who is pursuing her own freelance choreography career. Such comings and goings are constant in dance companies as people pursue new opportunities or make changes in their lives. But in a company like TMP, where part of its success hinges on the personal connections the audience makes with the performers, it can feel jarring. “It’s always sad to lose a dancer because the dynamic changes,” Schert says. “But that’s what happens in dance companies all the time. There’s a mourning and loss, but then when I really watched Rachel and Ryan dance, I was like, wow. There is so much new information and energy there, a whole new color palette that Trey gets to work with.” In TMP, there is the added pressure of a long touring schedule, the extreme physicality of the work and the need to give 100 percent of yourself all the time. And that doesn’t



Trey McIntyre gets playful with the audience at a fundraiser at the Morrison Center on July 28, enticing the group of about 300 to move to the stage. These kinds of unexpected happenings have become a signature of the company. AUGUST 2012


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just mean physically, says dancer Sherak. It’s as much about bringing who you are to work as it is about your body, she says. “He (Trey) doesn’t just care about the dancer part of me but (also) the artist and the person,” she says. “He wants to see my personality; not every artistic director does. Sometimes, dance can feel repetitive, but not this, and it’s very athletic. Every day of work feels like an accomplishment.”

GROWING IN BOISE Today’s $2.25 million budget is a far cry from the company’s origins, when three friends — McIntyre, Schert (then a dancer with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet) and Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer Anne Mueller — were dreaming big and traveling around the country putting on concerts in the summers. “Trey was designing the website; Anne was doing the marketing. I was doing all the fundraising and the booking. In my heart, it still feels like that sometimes,” Schert says. “Now, there’s a business to it, and you have to make sure you can feed everyone.” As the company grew, things had to change, and both McIntyre and Schert needed to give up control and delegate. Plus all the juggling of multiple roles over the years took a toll on McIntyre’s and Schert’s nine-year personal relationship last year. “We basically had four relationships: There was us as people, there was us as choreographer and dancer, us as co-directors and the role of me as his agent and manager. Sadly our personal relationship ended, but through it, we realized that what we do best is work together,” Schert says. Schert will step back from performing, he says, and focus more on his executive director’s role and the demand for him to speak about TMP’s innovative practices. He will continue to perform the pieces he does now, including “Leatherwing Bat” and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band rep and do about two-thirds of the 2012-13 concerts. Schert will give a talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference in Long Beach in the spring about the success of TMP’s business model, its creative placemaking and engagement programs. TED brings together artists, researchers, scientists — anyone thinking and doing something fascinating — to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or fewer. They’re sometimes called “genius talks.”

PIECES IN PLACE In order to make this kind of paradigm shift, TMP is laying a foundation with a few key hires, most importantly a full-time rehearsal director, Christina Johnson — a dynamic, highly organized former ballet dancer and certified life coach. “A friend in Israel emailed me about the job, so I went on the website and watched a video of Trey talking about creativity, and I got tingly,” Johnson says. “Within five min22


Ashley Werhun gets audience members to participate in a live auction at the Morrison Center following a party and sneak-peek performance of Trey McIntyre’s “Ladies and Gentle Men” last month. Trey McIntyre (left) and dancers Ryan Redmond (center) and Rachel Sherak help paint the interior of the new headquarters. JOE JASZEWSKI@ IDAHOSTATESMAN.COM

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utes I knew I had to work for this guy.” Johnson’s chief duty is to keep a contained environment in the studio so everyone can focus on the work. During rehearsals, Johnson observes everything, takes notations and remembers fleeting thoughts and remarks McIntyre expresses. She also acts as a buffer between him and the dancers. She helps the dancers cope with the rigors of the job, so he’s not caught up in the day-to-day dramas of managing a dance company. That separation actually offers McIntyre more quality time with his dancers. “I feel like our interactions are more meaningful and thoughtful because of that,” he says.

Getting that kind of separation — and if not isolation, then room for contemplation — is a large part of this shift, McIntyre says. “It’s funny that I ended up in choreography, because I’m such a private person, and a private artist, and this is probably the most public medium that there is. It takes a room full of people to create, and I had to really learn that skill, for sure,” McIntyre says. “I’m not shy, but I am an introvert. I’m getting better about creating those boundaries and making time for myself to be quiet and alone, because those things are really energizing for me. So, I’ll become more of a recluse, but not a recluse.”

Dana Oland is a former professional dancer and member of Actors Equity who writes about performing and visual arts for the Idaho Statesman. She also writes about food, wine, pets, jazz and other aspects of the good life in Boise. Read more arts coverage in her new blog at

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news from our Idaho Arts Ambassadors CURTIS STIGERS is still riding high on his latest release “Let’s Go Out Tonight” (Concord Jazz, $18.99). It’s a mix of emotionally charged covers that Stigers admits is biographical. He’s receiving great reviews for both the album and his summer concerts in Europe and the U.S., including a gig with Jeff Tyzik and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Vail Jazz Festival in Colorado. “It got me inspired to do more of those kinds of things,” Stigers says. “I will do a couple with the Boise Phil. Each time I’m more inspired.” Stigers is home for a bit now and will perform with the Boise Philharmonic — as a guest artist — at the Phil’s Sept. 1 Picnic at the Pops concert series at the Eagle River Pavilion. Get tickets at Stigers also will perform a full-length concert with his full band Sept. 14 at the Egyptian Theatre. Tickets: $30 and $35 at Writer TONY DOERR is one of the 2012 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts for Excellence in the Arts.The award will be presented at a banquet Sept. 27 in Twin Falls. His essay “Empty Pockets” will be featured in “Thirty Year Plan: Thirty Writers on What We Need to Build a Better Future,” a book coming from Orion Magazine to celebrate the publication’s 30th anniversary. Another essay, “Two Nights,” which is about


Filmmaker MICHAEL HOFFMAN is back in Boise after several months in London filming “Gambit,” a caper film based on the 1967 Michael Caine/ Shirley MacLaine movie of the same title. With a script by the Coen Brothers, it’s less a remake and more a homage to the classic caper films of the 1960s. It stars Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, along with several A-list supporting actors, including Stanley Tucci and Alan Rickman. “Gambit” is due out in 2013. He’s working on his next project, which likely will be “Girls’ Night Out,” about princesses Elizabeth and Margaret’s adventurous outing on V.E. Day. Interest is picking up, he says, but there is nothing solid.

Idaho and the Sheepeater War of 1879, just won a Pushcart Prize (this makes three for Doerr). You can read it in the “2013 Pushcart Prize XXXVII.” A few months ago, Conde Nast Traveler magazine sent Doerr to the exotic and remote Waimanu Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii to write an experiential travel narrative. You can read it in the November issue, and Doerr will be the featured speaker at the Idaho Humanities Council’s Distinguished Lecture Series in Coeur d’Alene on Oct. 12. Writer ALAN HEATHCOCK’S story collection “Volt” put him on the literary map during the past year. Heathcock is currently in Marfa, Texas, at the Lannan Foundation Residency. While there, he will work on a screenplay for Idaho filmmakers’ Cody Gittings and Steven Heleker’s adaptation of his story “Smoke” and another project for a smart horror film. Another film of one of his stories, “Fort Apache,” by Addison Mehr, a New York University student, just wrapped. Working on film brings Heathcock full circle, he says, because he started out as a film major. “It’s re-energized me for the writing process,” Heathcock says. “I’m just having fun.” Heathcock also is supporting his stepson, singer and musician Andrew Coba, who recently launched a new musical project, Andrew Coba and the Lost Boys. The group won the $500 prize donated by Key Bank at the most recent edition of Boise’s Got Talent in July.

The IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL is having its strongest season ever and could be on track for an attendance record breaker. So far, the big hit is “The Mousetrap,” Drew Barr’s reinvention of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit thriller, which closed at the end of July. But the season isn’t over yet, and the September production of “Noises Off,” a farce about the backstage goings-on at a British theater, could wind up the most popular of the season. The festival’s educational outreach program Shakespearience again will participate in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Shakespeare for a New Generation, a program that will help its production of “Much Ado About Nothing” to reach more than 20,000 kids.

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Smarter choices for a better future

Treasure Valley homeowners discover sustainable living is within their reach

Your mother was right. When you leave the back door open, you are bringing in all the heat from outside. And if your air conditioner is running while your door is open, you are letting out all the cool air while using additional energy to cool the warmer air you’ve just allowed to enter the house. If you understand this concept, you are already on your way to a more sustainable home. Treasure Valley homeowners are discovering how to make better choices when remodeling or build-

ing, and Green Remodeling’s Josh Bogle is helping to educate them through a workshop series that covers sustainable energy topics (see page 31 for more information). Homeowners decide to remodel or build a new home to match shifts in their lives, such as keeping up with their growing family’s needs or repairing and updating an aging home. Two of Bogle’s recent projects illustrate the different ways homeowners choose to incorporate the concept of sustainability into their own lifestyles.

The natural wood floor in Rochelle Johnson and Don Mansfield’s home is treated with nontoxic surface protectants. 24

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Rebuilding with responsibility and respect R ochelle Johnson and her husband, Don Mansfield, work hard to live by the practices they teach as professors at the College of Idaho. Johnson, who teaches environmental humanities and American literature, helped found the environmental studies major at the school. Her passion for teaching was recognized in 2010, when she received the Idaho Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mansfield teaches biology courses and is the chairman of the environmental studies program. The family’s previous home was in Caldwell’s historic district. They wanted to downsize and wanted their new home to be roomy enough to be functional, but not excessively large. “We wanted to use every space every day,” Johnson says. They found a property in Northwest Boise that had nearly everything on their wish list: a great location near good schools for their 4-yearold daughter, Wren, plus lots of mature trees on a threequarter-acre lot loaded with potential. The spacious yard had a garden space, chicken Don Mansfield and coop and pond Rochelle Johnson already in place. “This house had been so loved and had such a good feeling that we knew it was right for us. It had a really great spirit,” Johnson says. The home was built in 1951 and was one level with 1,500 square feet. Johnson and Mansfield knew it would require some remodeling to meet their needs as a busy family. Both Johnson and Mansfield wanted offices, and they would add a third bedroom to have room for Mansfield’s two grown children when they spend time with the family. One of the offices added in the remodel also doubles as a fourth bedroom, so Ethan and Anna Mansfield (ages 24 and 21) can each have their own room during visits. It was important to Johnson and Mansfield to make the upgrades environmentally responsible. As they interviewed potential remodelers, Johnson was surprised how often potential contractors would dismiss her questions. When she discovered Green Remodeling, she knew she had found the right company for the project.


Rochelle Johnson and Don Mansfield's Northwest Boise home was remodeled using sustainable and energy-efficient building practices.

“I teach environmental studies, and I want to practice what I preach. And I care about the environment and have a small child,” Johnson says. “Josh (Bogle) and Jon (Jonathan King) were the only ones with whom I talked who would say, ‘Well, of course,’ when I would raise concerns about environmental impact and sustainable practices.” They bought the home in August 2011. The remodel began in January 2012 and was finished in May. But there was a surprise early on that ended up being a gamechanger for the original remodel plans.

RESPECTING THE HOME’S HISTORY It turned out the house needed more than a few upgrades. The foundation was in bad shape, and Bogle’s crew determined the best approach was to take the home down to the studs and rebuild. A second floor was added because the family didn’t want to build out on the lot they fell in love with. But Bogle went out of his way to avoid harming the trees surrounding the home. He built the second floor and the new roof without the use of a crane. The former homeowners lived there for 40 years, and Johnson says that detail was

Wren enjoys the tire swing with her mother in their backyard. important as the team planned the remodel. That respect for the former homeowners was maintained throughout the project, she says. Some of the former home’s features (plus a neighbor’s handme-down) live on in the rebuilt home.

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When Johnson and Mansfield first looked at the property, they saw the original door knocker, which Johnson said was exactly the same as the knocker on her childhood home. “It felt like I was coming home,” she said. It’s now used on their door.

The upstairs bathroom has some sentimental value to Johnson. It features the classic green and white subway tile that she knew as a child growing up on the East Coast. “I’m a New England kid,” she says.

Wood from the old home was repurposed and used as the end cap of the bannister post on the staircase. “When we put our hands on it, we’re touching the history of the house,” Johnson says. A claw foot bathtub upstairs in the master bath was salvaged from a neighbor’s home. They refinished the tub and gave it new life in their remodeled bathroom. The original kitchen stove is still being used in the new kitchen. Why throw it out when it still works? The original garage/shop is also still on the property.

GREEN PRIORITIES A green wish-list was honored and even improved upon by Bogle as the remodel began to take shape. The family wanted wood floors instead of carpet because of the toxins that are released through carpet flooring. They also wanted fiberglass windows because vinyl windows “offgas,” meaning they produce toxins that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (wood windows are another good choice but are pricier than fiberglass). Bogle was sensitive to the 26

family’s environmental concerns in addition to their budget. He suggested fiberglass windows instead of the costlier wood option, and they chose wood flooring rather than wool carpeting (although, it is a healthier choice than some other carpet fibers) because it was more affordable and because the wood was sourced from Idaho forests. (Buying locally often is considered a more sustainable choice. Among other factors, it’s better for the environment because of the reduction in fuel used in shipping.) The home’s two levels total 2,200 square feet with the four bedrooms (including the one used as an office/guest room), two bathrooms and another office. Bogle describes the overall build of the home as “normal” bungalow style, but the sustainable choices they made as a team put this project behind the typical range. “We paid attention to details,” he says. Some of the other features that make this home green include: ✦ The nontoxic sealant and finish used on the flooring ✦ Low-or no-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint

✦ Sun-reflectant composite shingles on the roof ✦ Marmoleum (an eco-friendly floor covering) in the mudroom While many of the green features are visible, most of the benefits extend beyond what you can see. The shingles don’t absorb as much heat as traditional roofing shingles, and that contributes to the home’s cooler temperature in the summer. Even during Boise’s string of 100-plus-degree days throughout July, air conditioning was rarely needed. Another factor? The home is airtight. It scored exceptionally high on the blower door test, which is used to measure the tightness of a home and to identify how quickly (and where) air leaks from the home. It tested 10 times tighter than an Energy Star home, Bogle says. “We’ve done so many things that are cutting edge that to go back to something basic like this and see how tight it could be was very gratifying,” he says.

PRETTY AND SMART While the highest priority was an environmentally responsible remodel, there were plenty of opportunities to make the new home beautiful as well as smartly efficient. The colorful ceramic bathroom sink on the main floor of the home is a style known as Mexican Talavera. The same company was the source for the tile backsplash above the kitchen stove. “I just like handcrafted things,” Johnson explains.

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The rail posts at the top and bottom of the house’s stairwell are made with salvaged lumber used by the original home builder. The wood is purposely placed where residents will have a physical connection to the past homeowners.

The family also admires Craftsman style, and that interest is especially reflected in the chandelier they selected for the dining room.

BRINGING THE FAMILY’S PERSONALITY INTO THE HOME The family’s influence is reflected throughout the home. Johnson’s Swedish heritage influenced the overall design: “We value light, wood, openness and simplicity.” Light spills in from the windows in the main living space and inside her office. Mansfield, a botanist, can appreciate the yard’s rich and diverse features. The family has made the most of the large garden space that was already in place when they purchased the home. Now they enjoy fresh lettuce, peppers and other home-grown produce in addition to the numerous berries they can pick throughout the spacious yard. The remodel was a positive experience for the family. When the project was finished, the family hosted a large barbecue for every person who worked on the remodel. “You always hear people say how stressful a remodel is, but this wasn’t stressful at all,” Johnson says.

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Wren chose the tile backsplash placed behind the stove. The tiles are embellished with flowers. “We wanted our daughter to have some input,” Johnson said. “That is very dear to us.” At right, the colorful downstairs bathroom sink.



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Sustainable and ready for the future A s a real estate agent in Seattle, Will Kemper had the opportunity to sell properties for a builder who had created some of the first LEED-certified townhomes in the city. He took workshops similar to those offered by Josh Bogle, and that experience fueled his passion for the concept of sustainable building. Kemper and his family — wife Daphne Huang and children Perry and Noe, ages 8 and 6 — selected a lot in the North End when the family decided to move to Boise. The location was ideal because it was walking distance to a nearby park, a grocery store, schools and Downtown. And Kemper grew up in a home near 17th and Alturas streets. “This, to me, was the best place to be,” he says. The challenge? The Daphne Huang home didn’t exist and Will Kemper yet (there was no home on that perfect lot). The family had to purchase a home that had been converted into apartments in order to get the open lot they wanted next to that house. Kemper worked with Bogle and his Green Remodeling team to build a sustainable home, and after it was finished in summer 2011, the home ended up on a tour for Bogle’s last sustainability seminar series. Kemper has also attended Bogle’s seminars, and Bogle considers Kemper’s home an ideal example of sustainability. “I brought people there and then sort of stood back while Will walked through all the principles we had gone over in class,” Bogle says. The house is 2,100 square feet and has an The kitchen, dining room and living room are part of an open floor plan. Kemper believes a key concept of a green home is making the most of your home. “Make sure you’re going to use all your space and don’t build more than you need.” 28


The Kemper family bought the converted apartment house next door — built in 1906 by Dr. Ustick — that included an empty lot, and spent two years arranging the permitting for their new home, shown above.

additional 700 square feet in the basement. Solar panels on the roof provide enough power to heat much of the water that is used by the family. (Between April and midNovember, those solar panels provide more hot water than the family can use.) There is no need for air-conditioning, thanks to the concrete flooring on the main level that helps keep the house cool, along with the air-tight construction that maximizes the home’s efficiency. (See the photos and captions for more examples of the home’s efficiency.) “The better your house is insulated, the better job it will do maintaining its temperature,” Kemper says. In addition to the many building techniques that make Kemper’s home green, it is also green in a different way: This home is a

serious multitasker. The office doubles as a guest room. The bedroom Perry and Noe currently share was constructed so that a wall can later be added when the children get older and want their own space. And later, when the children leave home, the wall can easily be removed if Kemper and Huang decide they have more use for the single space rather than two divided rooms. A similar concept is in place in the main bathroom the family shares. While Kemper values the idea of a shared family space, he also understands the importance of resale value because of his real estate background. The bathroom was built to allow it to easily be converted into a master bath if a future buyer wants to customize the space. “This was made to change,” Kemper says. “There is a thoughtfulness for how you’ll use it in the future.” Putting some home improvement projects on “pause” reduces the amount of construction and waste down the road, Kemper explains. For now the house is ideal for the way Kemper’s family lives: smaller bedrooms (including the master) and shared spaces. As they grow, because of the planning they did during construction, the home can gracefully transition with the family. “We hope to be in this house for 50 years,” he says. “Our world is not set up to look 10 or 20 years down the road. We look at tomorrow,” Kemper says. “I wanted a house that would work for me in the long term.”

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The staircase, a focal point for the house, embodies simplicity of design as a way of minimizing excessive construction materials. The structural material becomes the surface material, says Will Kemper. “It’s simple, not expensive and unique.”

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A small deck between the office and living room has a covering to provide shade. Solar panels on the roof, left, heat much of the hot water used by the family. Solar engineer Steve Howe set up the solar system at the Kemper home. Howe also helped Josh Bogle establish the sustainability seminar series and teaches many of the seminars.

LEFT: ”Some of the best green things are super simple,” says Will Kemper, opening curtains onto the bedroom porch — which is also protected by a sunscreen outside. “Blocking the sun is just the easiest, old-fashioned thing to do.” 30

ABOVE: High windows and 3-foot overhangs let in plenty of light, but not heat. The walls are also 8 inches thick, instead of the standard 5 1/2, to keep rooms energy-efficient.

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A super-efficient water heater, the equivalent of a furnace, heats the whole house. Water is circulated in a closed loop, mostly through the floors.

The hot water tank is heated by two 4-by-8foot solar collectors on the roof. A program on Will Kemper’s iPhone charts temperatures — on the roof and the bottom of the hot water tank; the family’s usage; and when the weather was hot and sunny.

Because the house is built tightly, Kemper needed a heat recovery ventilator that pre-heats or precools fresh air (pushing the stale air out). “Mine is the simplest device,” he says, kneeling in the crawl space. The foundation was built using “insulated concrete forms,” which are assembled like Legos and filled with concrete. The result is thick walls, well-insulated and sealed.

explore the concept of sustainability at a local seminar series ways you could move your home toward netzero.” The idea of sustainability in connection with Bogle took this concept to the next level a home relates to performance, function and when he developed the Sustainable Energy, efficiency. Josh Bogle, owner of Boise-based Sustainable Homes seminar series. The idea Green Remodeling, utilizes sustainable design developed when Bogle realized how much concepts for all of his projects. time he spent discussing general green The goal of a sustainable home is for it to remodeling principles with potential be net-zero, meaning it makes as much clients. A seminar series could cover energy as it takes to run. these topics in-depth by offering a What would it take to make your forum for people to share information. home net-zero? When it comes to susAs the series has evolved, Bogle tainable design, Bogle tries to strike a realized he was sharing information balance between modern living and with potential competitors. It led him to better choices for energy efficiency. a realization about his own philosophy For example, the average American Josh Bogle about sustainability and his career. home uses so much energy that a typi“Am I a true believer or not? Do I cal roof isn’t large enough to hold all believe in it enough to share it, even if it the solar panels that would be necessary to means they (homeowners) will end up having a provide enough power for the home. But you relationship with a different builder?” can choose more energy-efficient appliances The answer was “yes.” Bogle wants hometo use less energy. owners to have all the information possible to Sustainability doesn’t have to mean all-ormake informed decisions about their own projnothing choices. Every change you make, big ects and to get some different perspectives. or small, will help improve your home’s Bogle says the seminars have even taught him energy-efficiency. things he didn’t know. “If you live in a house for 25 years you will The upcoming series begins Sept. 13 and eventually deal with every system in your will be the sixth series offered through Bogle house while taking steps for general mainteand a team of experts in the sustainability field nance,” Bogle says. “You’re not going to and the construction industry. spend $80,000 all at once, but while replacing Each installment features different topics windows, siding, your refrigerator, think about

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and panelists, and the audience is typically a mix of industry professionals and homeowners. Their common goal? To share information and learn more about all aspects of sustainability. “I feel this information is most important to get to people who own homes or are building homes,” Bogle says. “We do our best to make sure they are not just lectures. We want there to be a back and forth, a discussion.” Panelists are selected based on the topics that are covered. Past panelists have been engineers, builders and representatives from Idaho Power Co.

Learn more Attend the Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Homes seminar series WHEN: Series kicks off Sept. 13 and is offered every second Thursday through May 9 WHERE: University of Idaho’s Integrated Design Lab, 306 S. 6th St., Boise COST: $10 per seminar or $50 for entire series TOPICS AND MORE INFORMATION: The Sept. 13 seminar covers net-zero homes. For a complete seminar topic list and additional information, visit Learn more about Green Remodeling at or 608-9788. AUGUST 2012


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The kitchen in Lesa Stark and Bill Fitzgerald’s home was expanded by relocating the main level bathroom and removing the walls that were built out to the remaining brick column seen below.

Balancing history and the

MODERN WORLD Take a peek at two classic bungalows in East Boise that will be on the Heritage Homes Tour on Oct. 7 STORY BY CHEREEN LANGRILL | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARIN OSWALD & CHRIS BUTLER


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Rob Tiedemann and Anne Orzepowski's home, below, has been remodeled and updated, but they were careful to preserve the exquisite woodwork throughout the house.


oise’s history unfolds within its historic homes. The way those homes were designed can offer a glimpse into how people lived in the early 1900s. Kitchens were smaller, because they were not the central gathering place they are in today’s homes. Closets were smaller because wardrobes were smaller. Bathrooms were not the spa-like retreats common in today’s designs. Homeowners strike a delicate balance when updating a historic home: They strive to maintain the home’s place in history while making it more suitable for today’s style of living. The annual Heritage Homes Tour tells the story of that delicate balance as homeowners open their doors to share their journeys with the community. This year’s tour focuses on the East End and will feature up to eight homes. Here are two of their stories.

Preservation Idaho’s Heritage Homes Tour WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 TICKETS: $20 for Preservation Idaho members; $25 for nonmembers (nonmembers can save an additional $5 by purchasing tickets by Sept. 21). HOW TO GET TICKETS: Sign up online at (a complete list of homes on the tour can also be found online). Call 424-5111 for information. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at Roosevelt School, 908 E Jefferson St. ABOUT THE HOMES: The homes featured on the tour are located in the East End near Bannock and Jefferson streets. The homes featured on the self-guided walking tour will be listed on the Preservation Idaho website prior to the tour. AUGUST 2012


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With their home wrapped by porch space on three sides and several beautiful garden areas, Bill Fitzgerald and Lesa Stark can always find a relaxing spot in the shade to entertain guests or share a glass of wine.

Far right: The couple savors a summer moment on the porch.


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DIY on BANNOCK STREET Lesa Stark and Bill Fitzgerald were on their first date when they drove down Bannock Street in East Boise and Stark made a statement that would end up becoming a bit of a prophecy: “See this house? I’m going to buy it one day.” Stark and Fitzgerald will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. They moved into Stark’s dream house in 1995. Now they joke that they can’t stop working on the historic bungalow, which was built in 1907. The inviting, oversized front porch gave the house great curb appeal, Stark explained. The home reminded Fitzgerald of the houses on the East Coast, where he was raised. The couple first ended up purchasing a home located directly behind the Bannock house, and over time they became friends with their neighbor. When the woman decided it was time to downsize, she asked Stark and Fitzgerald if they would like to buy her home. And so it began. Updates were needed throughout the house (the previous owner had lived there from 1951 to 1995), so Stark and Fitzgerald set off to slowly chip away at their to-do list, tackling most of the work themselves. They have taken the concept of rearranging to a whole new level. Instead of moving furniture, Stark and Fitzgerald move walls, doorways, entire bathrooms and built-ins. “I like problem-solving,” Stark says. Fitzgerald has worked as a butcher for 42 years and never had training in construction. Stark attended Washington State University and graduated with a degree in






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Lesa Stark relaxes in one of her favorite reading spots with faithful companion Tucker in a room established as a shared office.

A wall between these windows and a bathroom that was on the left side were both removed to open up more counter space and make room for modern appliances. Left: A glass-enclosed portrait of Bill Fitzgerald's relatives hangs on the wall in the upstairs guest room. A variety of other Fitzgerald family antiques decorates the home. 36

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landscape architecture (see the yard photos for a glimpse into her talents). Together, they are a force of patience, creativity, curiosity and determination. Their formula? When in doubt, ask an expert. Or ask a relative for help (Stark’s father helped with many projects). Or do some research. Or just wing it. When they discovered the back porch had a dangerous downward slope, Fitzgerald used a car jack to raise the old floor while he built up the flooring and made it level. They remodeled the tiny kitchen and expanded the space by removing a bathroom that was located in one corner and placing it in the opposite corner, borrowing space from another downstairs room where they also added a wall to form two separate rooms. Fitzgerald did the room swap himself, even moving the original door frame and placing it in the new bathroom location. While one wall was added, another was removed in order to open up the kitchen and create more walk-through space. “Bill called me at work one day and said, ‘Maybe we should take down that wall in the kitchen,’ ” Stark recalled. “ ‘I said ‘OK.’ Then he said, ‘I just did it.’ ” More swapping was done upstairs, where they converted a linen closet into a bathroom and moved the original closet doors into the hallway to create a built-in storage area. The wooden window frame was removed

Upstairs guest room (and former attic).

when the duo stripped off old paint and repainted it, then they returned the frame to its original location once the work was finished. A built-in dresser was relocated to the hallway in order to create enough space for a walk-in closet in the master. They converted an attic space into a fourth bedroom. When they began the project, the attic was loaded with cobwebs, spiders and dust. The original floorboards had never been nailed down. “They were just flopping around,” Fitzgerald said. For the past few years, Fitzgerald has been carefully repainting the exterior of the house, working on 4-foot sections at a time. He strips the paint from the clapboard,

primes the wood and then repaints. Then he moves on to the next section. Estimates from professional painters were simply too high, so they decided to do the job themselves and save more complicated work for the professionals (the foundation had to be rebuilt recently). Although Stark and Fitzgerald spend most of their spare time working on their house, they don’t envy people who have their own homes built. “I think of all the choices you have to make in order to build a new house. This is simpler, I think,” Stark says. “The choices have already been made.”

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The dining room is central in the house, with a glowing antique chandelier above the large wood table.

Bill Fitzgerald and Lesa Stark spend countless hours improving their Boise home, inside and out. They’ve done nearly all of the restoration and landscaping work themselves. Above is the master bedroom. 38

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The living room, with its beautiful fireplace and wood floors.

See more photos at Read about another home on the tour on page 40.


Proceeds raised from Preservation Idaho’s Heritage Homes Tour help fund other Preservation Idaho programs, including walking tours held throughout the year and the Orchids and Onions awards, in addition to operating expenses for the organization. The tour also funds efforts to advocate for the preservation of Idaho's historic buildings throughout the state. “We don’t get funding from any government entities,” board member and fundraising committee chair Debby McClure says. “This is our biggest fundraiser.” Upcoming Gala: Preservation Idaho is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. An anniversary gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the former Oppenheimer home, 1320 Warm Springs. Additional details will be listed on the Preservation Idaho website when they are available. The gala will be an additional fundraiser for the organization this year. Organizers hope some of the group’s founding members will be able to attend. “It is also a rare opportunity to see inside this house and the garden, which is magnificent,” McClure says.

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A framed photo hanging in a hallway shows the construction of a bungalow on Walnut Street that now belongs to Anne Orzepowski and Rob Tiedemann. It was built in 1919 and has only had three owners during that time. “One of the attractive things about this home was all the woodwork,” Tiedemann says. “It had never been painted over.” “The other great thing is the geothermal heat,” Orzepowski adds. Orzepowski and Tiedemann purchased the home in 1990 and knew right away they would need to make some adjustments. Over the years there have been changes in flooring, a kitchen remodel, bedroom and bathroom remodels, and even the relocation of a staircase. Help was easy to find: Orzepowski’s brother, Wally, is a remodeler and has done all the work himself. When the family moved into the home, the couple’s three children were young. A metal, spiral staircase leading downstairs seemed hazardous for small children, so one of the first projects was to construct a traditional staircase. Soon it was time to transform the galley kitchen into a more open space that would be roomy enough for a family of five. Wally transformed the kitchen area to make it a living space where the family could gather. He removed a bathroom that was adjacent to the kitchen and opened up the space to make it a television/sitting room with an open view of the kitchen. Along the way he addressed some surprise hurdles, such as walls that weren’t plumb and an electrical system that wasn’t up to code. “Wally is a great problem solver,” Orzepowski says. On the home’s second floor the family has watched their skilled remodeler find creative solutions to some of the common challenges found in owning an older home. He added a skylight in the upstairs hallway to bring more light into the upper level. He used a crawl space to gain the space needed to add a bedroom and remodeled the bathroom to make it larger and have enough room for a laundry area.


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A wood deck located off the kitchen is one of the family’s favorite areas. Wally built the deck and then had an idea to add an overhead screen to filter out hot summer sun. He got the idea for the screen after seeing a similar system at the outdoor skating rink in Sun Valley, Tiedemann says. Before the deck was built, there was a concrete patio that was accessed by walking down steps from the kitchen door. “In the summer, this is like an extension of the kitchen,” Tiedemann says. Reminders of the past are still hard to ignore despite the modern upgrades. In addition to the photo of the home under construction, the original floor plans have also stayed with the home over the years. Merging the past and the present took more than a decade, but the timeline was realistic for the family. Changes happened as they were needed and when they were possible; it is advice Tiedemann and Orzepowski say other homeowners should consider when thinking about home improvement work. “Things happened a little at a time,” Tiedemann says. “It wasn’t like the remodeling shows, where everything happens in a few days.”

Chereen Langrill, a graduate of Boise State University, has been a journalist in Idaho for more than 15 years. A freelance writer, she enjoys covering all aspects of Idaho — and its friendly Idahoans. Chereen loves walking in the Foothills with her dogs, Lulu and Murphy, and her husband, Idaho Statesman sports reporter Chris Langrill. AUGUST 2012


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Here we have



The Kibbie Dome is the home of Vandals football and holds 17,000 people. Recent renovations made the dome brighter and created a more enjoyable atmosphere.

catch a Vandals game IDAHO FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Weekend, 3 p.m.

(Home games bolded, all times Mountain; Moscow is in the Pacific time zone.)

Nov. 10 at BYU, time TBA

Aug. 30 vs. Eastern Washington, 7 p.m.

Nov. 24 at Utah State, 1 p.m.

Nov. 17 vs. Texas-San Antonio, 3 p.m.

Sept. 8 at Bowling Green, 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at LSU, 6 p.m. Sept. 22 vs. Wyoming, Hall of Fame Game/Military Appreciation Day, 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at North Carolina, time TBA Oct. 6 vs. New Mexico State, Homecoming, 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Texas State, 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Louisiana Tech, 5 p.m. Nov. 3 vs. San Jose State, Dads’ 44

FOOTBALL TICKET INFO Season tickets: from $50 (youth general admission; $90 for adults) to $165 plus a $350 Vandal Scholarship Fund donation. Singlegame tickets: from $10 (youth general admission; $20 for adults) to $35. Group rates in sections 3, 9 and 14: $15 per ticket for 15-29 people, $10 for 30 or more. Premium seating: Call (208) 885-0259. Athletic ticket office: Call (208) 885-6466 or visit For other university information, visit

Head north this fall to Moscow for a long weekend and a Vandals game BY ALEX CALINSKY


omewhere north of McCall near Riggins is a threshold within Idaho. The invisible border running from west to east separates the state about where the Panhandle meets the pan — northern Idaho above and southern Idaho below. The land and the pace of life seem to change on either side of the imaginary demarcation (and time-zone boundary). About six hours and 300 miles north of Boise by car, Moscow seems foreign to many southern Idahoans who have never been — on the other side of forests, mountains and rivers like a distant village beyond the borders of the Roman Empire. The cooler, windier, cloudier and more unpredictable weather deepens this perception. The undulating earth and natural beauty of the Palouse with its golden rolling hills and green forests may surprise first-timers, as will the town of Moscow, with its oldfashioned downtown and easy-going nature. And for the many who have spent time in Moscow, the experience is worth the trip to reminisce with friends, spend time outdoors or watch a Vandals football game in the fall. Since 1889, when the University of Idaho was founded, Moscow and the school have formed a symbiotic relationship that defines life in the community. “The drive up, usually on a Friday afternoon or evening, you’re always anxious to get to the Palouse and see Moscow,” Idaho graduate and longtime Treasure Valley resident Wally Hedrick said. “It’s not like being in a big city. It’s quaint; it’s walkable; it’s a town that supports the university 100 percent.” It’s possible to sense that unity on the way into the town of just more than 24,000 people. The eastern side of town is more residential, and the west belongs to the university. The two sides of town meet at Main Street, a tree-lined happy medium in the center of town with many places to eat, drink or hang out. “When you drive into Moscow, you feel this camaraderie — it’s funny, almost everybody knows the fight song — and even if I didn’t go to school with someone, you still feel a connection to them in some way,”

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The “Sound of Idaho” marching band heads down Moscow’s Main Street during the Homecoming Parade, which is Oct. 6 this year.

said Boisean Tucker Anderson, who graduated from Idaho in 1996. For those making a visit for a football game, that fight song, “Go Vandals, Go”— composed by J.M. “Morey” O’Donnell while he was a student at Idaho — was first sung at a football game in 1931. It’s hard to miss before kickoff. The song is part of a family ritual for Kirk Brower, his wife, Jill, and children Ellie, Jesiah and Will before they head to a game. “It starts with us putting on our Vandal gear and doing our family rendition of the fight song,” said Brower, who lives in Moscow and spent 16 years in Latah County. “It’s fun to walk from home over to the dome and cut through the heart of campus, hearing the band playing the fight song.” For others, the walk to the Kibbie Dome may begin on campus at the bookstore on Deakin Avenue. Heading south, then west up the slope and underneath trees lining Idaho Avenue, leads to the fraternities and sororities in new and old houses on Elm Street’s Greek Row. “Greek Row is very interesting, to have so many living groups on basically one street,” said Boisean Christina Zwainz, who lived in the Delta Gamma house. Her husband, Jon, lived a block away in the Fiji

house on University Avenue. “It’s cool to see the different architecture of the houses. You can just imagine what it was when they were built in the 1920s or whenever,” Jon said. Just across the street from the Fiji house is the beginning of Hello Walk, named after a 1920s-era tradition of President Alfred Upham, who said “Hello” to all he passed. From the corner of University Avenue and Elm Street, Hello Walk heads directly to the Administration Building and the iconic clock tower, cutting through the vast, grassy administration lawn with maples, horse-chestnuts and evergreens sprinkled throughout. Ivy tiptoes around windows and up the northern side of the brick, three-story 103-year-old building. The atmosphere is almost parklike — and with good reason: In 1908, the University of Idaho hired the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm to design the campus master plan. It’s the same firm whose founder, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed New York’s Central Park. Brower cherishes these walks to games. “There’s the gamut of all my memories and emotions — school, classes, my degree, my fraternity, relationships, where I lived,”



President Theodore Roosevelt visited the U of I in 1911 and planted a tree that still stands in front of the Administration Building. AUGUST 2012


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things to see on and off campus ADMINISTRATION BUILDING: The campus revolves around the Administration Building, with offices, classrooms and an auditorium inside. The sound of bells ringing from the clock tower permeates the area, and if the weather is nice, the Admin lawn and area around Hello Walk are great places to kick back. “I always love to take people down Hello Walk towards the Admin, and if I can get my hands on a Frisbee, throw a Frisbee on the Admin lawn,” Moscow resident Kirk Brower said.

IDAHO COMMONS: Built in 2000 and northwest of the Admin, the Commons includes classrooms, meeting rooms and a small bookstore, and is a great place to chat over coffee or food with a gigantic open area filled with seating. The building is alive during the week, slower on weekends.

ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN: Across the street from the president’s residence, the 63-acre arboretum features a gorgeous panoramic view and more than 6,300 documented woody plants interspersed among walking trails. “The Arboretum really captures the seasons well, and it’s just a fun place to go for a walk,” Brower said. The Shattuck Arboretum on the north side of the president’s house is more dense, but it’s fun to find the sequoia and “butterscotch tree,” a tree that smells sweet like butterscotch, near the amphitheater and tennis courts. FARMERS MARKET: Each Saturday from May to October near Friendship Square by the Moscow Hotel, locals gather for fresh produce, vegetables and other items from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music. “It’s all local, so orchards will bring in their cherries, organic farms with all organic, fresh produce,” Brower said. “There’s tons of vendors selling all the produce you can imagine. It’s just a festive atmosphere. People are mingling and having fun.”

GREEK ROW: With Elm Street as the main artery of Greek Row, fraternity and sorority houses line both sides of the street, each with its own character. “New Greek,” with another row of houses, is on Nez Perce Drive, south of the Admin. STUDENT RECREATION CENTER: Built in 2002 with the tallest freestanding climbing wall on a college campus and visible from Pullman Road, the Rec Center also has basketball courts, weightlifting, an indoor track and saunas. Cost for alumni is $6 for one visit.

APPALOOSA HORSE MUSEUM: Right on the border of Washington in Idaho is a museum dedicated to Idaho’s state horse. Admission is free, but a donation is appreciated.


UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO GOLF COURSE: Located just south of the Kibbie Dome, the par-72 layout features many slopes and elevation changes with gorgeous views of the arboretum, the Palouse and more. The par-5 No. 4 heads uphill to the highest point of the course with the iconic water tower behind the green. 46

WALK DOWN MAIN STREET: Stores, bars, restaurants and coffee shops line Main Street, which is fun to see day or night. Bucer’s, La Casa Lopez and the Breakfast Club are all here, but there are too many fine establishments on or near Main to list.

CHIPMAN/LATAH TRAILS: The 8-mile Chipman Trail connects Moscow and Pullman, Wash., for bikers, walkers and runners, crossing 13 bridges along the way. The Latah Trail heads the other way, toward Troy. “We like to ride our bikes on them as a family and have some kind of treat at the Filling Station, a little coffee shop they built out there (in Troy),” Brower said. “It’s the old railroad grade and it’s just beautiful. It’s real easy, really flat.”


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CORNER CLUB: Visiting the Corner Club bar (202 N. Main St.) is a rite of passage for Vandal fans, with fantastic clippings and pictures of Idaho athletics inside. “The Corner Club is just the best place to go to because you know everybody, and even if you don’t know them it doesn’t matter — you’re a Vandal, you’re a friend,” Boisean Andrea Anderson said. Jon Zwainz, a former bartender there, put it bluntly: “Gotta get a tub at the Corner Club.” Tub of beer, that is.


MOSCOW MOUNTAIN: About 15 minutes northeast of town, it’s a setting for hiking, running and winter activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. ALSO: McConnell Mansion, the Loop Tour, local wineries and breweries, Palouse Ice Rink, Palouse Mall, Tri-State (dubbed “Idaho’s most interesting store” because of its variety) and nearby Pullman, Wash. FLIGHT INFO: Flights from Boise to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, are serviced by Horizon Air and usually require at least one stop. (The Lewiston Regional Airport is about a 45-minute drive from Moscow; the Spokane International Airport is about a 90-minute drive from Moscow.) DRIVING INFO: In ideal conditions, the 300-mile drive from Boise takes a little less than six hours. Moscow Mos Lewi Lewiston wist ston on Winter conditions can make the drive difficult through the Riggins mountains. There are two McCall main routes Cascade from Boise: one Weiser eiser Idaho through McCall Boise Falls alls and another Poca Pocatello ocatello ello through Weiser. Twin win Falls alls The McCall route (Idaho 55 to U.S. 95) is a little faster than going through Weiser (I-84 to U.S. 95), but the Weiser route may be a better choice if road conditions are a concern. Coeur oeur d’Alene Alene







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There are about 20 miles of sidewalk on the very walkable campus.

Brower said. “A lot of cool stuff happened right around the heart of campus.” At the top of the hill on University, where the Admin is perched, the Kibbie Dome looms in the distance. Sounds of the band meander up the street as fans head toward the music. As the notes bounce off Memorial Gym, the library and the Commons, then mix with the buzz of anxious fans, your ears begin to walk toward the game as your body catches up. “With all the pregame activity, especially when you have kids or grandkids, it’s always fun to have them experience what the excitement of game day is and the anticipation,” Hedrick said. “The tailgating and all those are part of it.” Anderson’s wife, Andrea, went to Washington State across the border but loves going to Vandals games with the family. “It’s fun to go to the tailgating and see all the excitement and pour your heart out,” Andrea said. “For me, I love the excitement that the kids get. It’s so fun to see them sparkle and to see (the mascot) Joe Vandal.” The definition and expectations of “tailgating” vary with each person. Usually there’s a combination of food, brewskies, socializing and laughs around the Kibbie Dome. Whatever it means to you, chances are you’ll have fun at a Vandal tailgate party with many different things to do all around the dome. “It isn’t just geared toward college kids or adults; they make it a whole family experience. There’s always the activities before the game like a sorority putting on a run, a

pancake breakfast at the fire house, stuff like that,” University of Idaho graduate and Boisean Jon Zwainz said. Vandal home games are a chance for the Moscow and University of Idaho family to get together, and it helps having a meeting place like the Kibbie Dome that just finished a renovation. Football games are always loud, and new luxury seating and the additional light coming into the building create much more energy. “The additions with the suites and the translucent walls make a world of difference,” Hedrick said. “I think it makes it a brighter place, and I appreciate the fact that the university is continuing to make athletics an important part of the experience.” At Idaho, college football is just part of the culture, not the only thread connecting its fans to the institution. “Since we live here, oftentimes alumni or old friends we went to school with, our friends or our parents’ friends — everyone comes together on game day and we’ll have a tailgate party or barbecue somewhere,” Brower said. “It just brings all these alumni and people who either lived in the same fraternity or sorority, or across campus, to relive or retell a lot of those stories and talk about the football game.” “Once you get (to Moscow) as the fans start to roll into town, people start to enjoy seeing old acquaintances and classmates,” Hedrick said. “It’s very traditional from the standpoint that it’s a true college town. College is an experience that stays with you forever.”

Alex Calinsky has worked in the sports department at the Idaho Statesman for a little more than a year and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2009. He’s excited to get back to the ’Scow and catch a game, hopefully this fall. Email him at AUGUST 2012


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Baguette Deli’s pho and pork banh mi. The menu features 18 kinds of sandwiches on baguette or ciabatta bread.

Soup & sandwiches VIETNAMESE STYLE

The many flavors of banh mi and pho are fast finding favor with Treasure Valley diners BY RICK OVERTON The availability of two popular Vietnamese dishes has been on the rise in Boise over the past few years, adding new terms to the lexicon of local diners with a desire to try new cuisines. One of those terms is banh mi (pronounced bahn mee) — an inexpensive sandwich on a baguette made with meat, cilantro, jalapeno, pickled daikon radish and carrot, and usually a smear of pate on the bread. The other is pho (pronounced “fuh”), a savory noodle soup presented with a heap of fresh vegetables and condiments. To fully understand either is to take a journey through food history that touches on Western imperialism, decades of occupation and warfare, and a global diaspora of refugees. Happily, the journey ends with the children of immigrants making a place for themselves as entrepreneurial Americans. For many in this country, the word Vietnam is closely followed in the mind by war. America’s role in the war against the com48

munist government in North Vietnam left an indelible mark on our culture and strongly affected everyday Vietnamese life, producing an exodus of refugees. But to understand where this cuisine comes from you must go further back, to the more than 60-year imperial occupation of that corner of Southeast Asia by the French. Established in 1887, French Indochina contained modern-day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The French were kicked out in 1949, giving way to the national borders we know today. The age of Western imperialism is rife with sordid tales of oppression, but the presence of the French for so long left lasting traces on the cuisine. Generations of Vietnamese grew up learning how to apply French cooking techniques to their local ingredients, elements of which are clearly visible in Boise’s newest generation of Vietnamese restaurants.

EUROPEAN INFLUENCE To take just two of them, you need look no further than the name. Pho Nouveau

and Baguette Deli wear the French aspects of their culinary heritage right in the restaurant names. Biting into the specialty dishes of each reveals even more. John Truong oversees the kitchen at Pho Nouveau, which occupies a small storefront on Idaho Street in Downtown Boise that used to house the Falcon Tavern before its move. His sister Hong Do, along with her husband, owns Pho Nouveau. Their mother, the guardian of recipes, works frequently in the kitchen as well. “Back in Vietnam, the French really influenced our food,” Truong says. The signature soup carries the DNA of broth-making techniques perfected in highly regimented French professional kitchens hundreds of years ago. Many dishes utilize sautéing and sauce-making with a French stamp — such as their popular hot and spicy chicken entrée — even while the smells coming from the pan are ginger and fish sauce. But the reason this family is cooking for local diners is not French — the NorthSouth war is responsible for that. Along with hundreds of thousands of others, Truong’s family migrated to the U.S. as

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Lynne Tran, 11, left, and her twin, Belle, really like Pho Nouveau’s pho. “It’s the broth,” says Belle. “There’s more meat.” “We were surprised to find a Vietnamese restaurant here,” says their mother, Theresa Nguyen. The family is from Virginia. KATHERINE JONES / KJONES@ IDAHOSTATESMAN.COM


In a blender: Half of a fresh, ripe avocado 2 ounces simple syrup 1 ounce condensed milk 5 ounces whole milk 1 scoop ice Blend well and serve. Garnish with boba (tapioca pearls). Serves 1.

some Vietnamese restaurants in our area BAGUETTE DELI 276 N. 8th St., 389-2888 5204 W. Franklin Road, 336-2989 PHO NOUVEAU 780 W. Idaho St., 367-1111 DONG KHANH VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT 111 Broadway Ave., 345-0980 PHO TAM 1098 N. Orchard St., 473-2386 PHO 79 7310 W. State St., 853-8889 PHO BAC 7700 W. Goddard Road, 319-0160 VINA VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT 1534 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-1378

Markets ORIENT MARKET 4806 W. Emerald St., 342-5507 ASIA MARKET 9975 W. Fairview Ave., no phone ABOVE LEFT: Baguette Deli’s avocado

smoothie is just one of the specialty drinks offered. You can also try the strawberry, strawberry banana, mango, pina colada and green tea smoothies, plus Vietnamese-style coffee and various teas with boba. Learn more about how to make boba online at BAGUETTE DELI PHOTOS BY CHRIS BUTLER / CBUTLER@IDAHOSTATESMAN.COM



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Not surprisingly, many restaurants closely guard their pho recipes. But the basic approach is not mysterious, and there’s really no reason home cooks can’t take a crack at it. Anyone who has made stock will recognize the technique. There are four basic components: broth, noodles, meat and garnish. The broth is made from beef bones, vegetables, spices and water in a large stock pot. Choose a combination of marrow-rich beef bones, beef knuckles and oxtails — all the better if there is a bit of meat still on them. For the sake of this description, let’s assume 4 pounds of bones, though broth is time-consuming enough that it’s good practice to scale up and freeze what you don’t need right away. Put the bones in a stock pot and cover with cold water, then gradually bring the temperature up to a high simmer. An optional step is to first parboil the bones in a separate pot of rapidly boiling water for five minutes, which releases some impurities and fats. Do not roast the bones in the oven, as you might before making a dark beef stock or demi glas. For vegetables, pho does not call for the traditional mirapoix (rough-chopped carrots, celery and onions). Instead, split a finger-sized piece of fresh ginger and a large yellow onion, then brown both under the broiler. Scrape away any burned bits and toss them into the simmering broth. For spices, put a sauté pan on medium heat and toast some whole star anise and cloves (for every pound of meat use 1 clove and 2 star anise). Other spices can also be added at this stage, such as fennel seeds, black peppercorns or a small cinnamon stick, but only the star anise is truly essential to the pho’s unique flavor. Many cooks advise wrapping the toasted spices in cheesecloth before tossing them in the pot so they are easier to remove later, but that’s not necessary if you are going to strain the resulting broth anyway. Now you wait. It takes time to extract all the flavor from beef bones, and collagen from the beef knuckles is a natural thickener. While the broth simmers, occasionally skim the fat that rises to the surface, but don’t remove it all because that fat is a valuable source of flavor and texture. John Truong at Pho Nouveau simmers his broth for about 6 hours. When the broth is finished, strain off all the solids and then add an ounce of sugar and several tablespoons of fish sauce to match your own taste. Too salty at this stage is not a problem, as the noodles will correct for that. When serving, tripe is a normal meat addition in Vietnam, but offal is not so popular in the U.S. Thin slices of rare beef tenderloin are a good choice. Boil three to four ounces of rice vermicelli per serving, and place the noodles in a large bowl. Layer a few ounces of the meat on the noodles, toss on a handful of fresh chopped scallions, and then pour in hot broth to fill the bowl. Pho is traditionally brought to the table with a plate of garnishes that often outsizes the soup: bean sprouts, cilantro, thai basil, jalapeno, lime wedges and a few sauces, such as sambal, Sriracha and hoisin sauce. Customize your own, and let the slurping begin.

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Vietnamese dining at Pho Nouveau’s includes pho (left), cha gio (crispy spring rolls above) and a variety of Asian appetizers, salads and soup in addition to bahn mi. At dinner, the restaurant also offers a large selection of grilled and stir-fried entrees.

refugees after Saigon fell in 1975. They brought their food with them, including the pho. “We’re big soup eaters in Vietnam,” he says. “Soup was affordable, so the whole family could eat soup affordably. That way you also didn’t waste anything from an animal because it could always go into a soup.” Their journey into the restaurant business can be described as being more panAsian. Sister Hong Do and her husband learned the ropes of the industry as owners of a Mongolian BBQ franchise — first in Idaho Falls and later in Medford, Ore. Although it was successful, they yearned to return to Boise and be closer to family, opening the Saigon Grill at Emerald & Milwaukee. That was followed by the Fusion Asian Grill on Fairview, then another turn in the franchise business owning the Mongolian Express in the Boise Towne Square food court. When Falcon Tavern moved into new digs 100 feet north (a space facing Bannock previously occupied by Satchel’s), the family saw their chance to have a Downtown presence and opened Pho Nouveau in 2009.

PHO IS CATCHING ON A cult-like following developed among fans of pho in many American cities over the last decade, enthusiasm that was matched by seekers of a deviously simple sandwich. Banh mi literally means bread in Vietnamese, so technically what we are talking about should be called the banh mi sandwich, though even in its nation of ori-

gin, the word sandwich is often taken for granted. It’s a crispy cultural collision. Starting with pate slathered on a baguette, the sandwich is clearly French. But the addition of cilantro, daikon radish and soy sauce arrives far from the French countryside. A generous slab of pork mediates the two, and in Vietnam it has become a staple street food. “Back home this kind of sandwich is everywhere, every day, every meal — breakfast, lunch and dinner,” says Tracy Pham, founder and owner of the two Baguette Deli locations in Boise. Her family story is quite similar to that of the Truongs. Displaced by the fall of South Vietnam at the end of the war, her family eventually immigrated to the United States as refugees under the Orderly Departure Program. Her introduction to small business was the Orient Market, which has been open for more than 10 years and recently expanded into a larger space in the strip mall on Emerald at Orchard. Pham noticed that the sandwich of her homeland was finding a place over here. “I traveled around cities like Seattle and San Francisco,” she says, “and wished that I had a small shop to offer something like this.” She was concerned that Boise’s Asian population was too small to support a specialty sandwich shop but nonetheless arranged to

have pre-made sandwiches shipped to the Orient Market as a trial. They were offered on Saturdays, a busy market day in her store, and were an almost instant hit. “Our customers got hooked on it,” she recalls. Having sandwiches shipped once a week was a bad long-term plan, so Pham learned how to bake, eventually teaching herself to bakes loaves of baguette bread that were to her liking. Now upwards of 100 loaves a day are baked at the Orient Market and delivered to the two restaurants. Keeping things simple and small seems to be working for both Baguette Deli and Pho Nouveau. From the cramped kitchen at Pho Nouveau, John Truong gets used to watching the small dining room fill up. Business has been brisk from the beginning. The small dining room fills up fast and often has a waiting list for dinner, though the cramped quarters are nothing compared to the wee kitchen from which Truong turns out a variety of traditional soups, salads and entrees. “The previous restaurants that my family has done were very large, and we’re really used to owning the bigger restaurants,” he said. “But they saw an opportunity to be in Downtown Boise and went for it. As surprising as it may seem, we get a lot more business here than we did in any of the other restaurants.”

Boisean Rick Overton studied the social sciences at Boise State University and earned a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to magazines such as Wired, Outside and Men’s Journal, but he is known mostly among his inner circle as being an able hand in the kitchen. AUGUST 2012


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By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman

Fujishin does it all on Sunnyslope


artin Fujishin might be the most deeply rooted winemaker in the Treasure Valley. He grew up on a family farm in Adrian, Ore., graduated from the College of Idaho, works for one of Idaho’s best and busiest winemakers on Caldwell’s Sunnyslope, and teaches viticulture for Treasure Valley Community College. And his award-winning talents show with his own two brands, Fujishin Family Cellars and Lost West Winery. That he’s only 33 years old makes it all even more remarkable — even to his longtime boss, Greg Koenig of Koenig Vineyards. “He started with a dream to have his own winery, and he’s working hard at it,” Koenig said. “When you are our size, we all do a lot of jobs to make ends meet, and he does all of those jobs well.” Fujishin launched Fujishin Family Cellars in 2009 and followed that up last year with Lost West Winery. “For small wineries starting up, Idaho is kind of the frontier,” Fujishin said. “It seems like the costs are astronomical everywhere else in the country. But here, grapes are available and affordable for people to buy, and there’s a growing wine culture, so it’s a great place for people to get started.” Agriculture has been a part of Fujishin’s life from the beginning. He and his folks grew row crops such as beans, beets, corn, onions and seed. And Fujishin’s connections beyond the wine industry helped him find a tasting room and storage facility that’s handy for him and visitors to the Sunnyslope area south of Caldwell. He shares the historic red-roof building with his landlord, the Robison Fruit Ranch. It was built in 1946 as a packing shed, but the Robisons began to update it and transform it into an old-fashioned retail outlet about 10 years ago. “My dad and Rick Robison were roommates at what’s now the College of Idaho, and they were looking for someone to run the fruit stand,” Fujishin said. “I told him, ‘If you’d be willing to let us sell wine’ … And it’s worked into a great symbiotic relationship.” Fujishin and his fiancée, Teresa Moye, opened the tasting room with the Fujishin Family Cellars lineup, which ranges from aromatic whites such as Gewürztraminer and Viognier to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah and Syrah. He also creates a late-harvest Riesling, but even that’s a bit beyond the scope of some of



Martin Fujishin works for Koenig Vineyards and also owns two labels of his own.

his customers who are traveling through on their way from Nevada or Utah. So he developed the Lost West Winery brand, launching it with Old Shed White and Old Shed Red. Both are nonvintage, bottled with a screw cap, cost $11 each and are off-dry. The Syrah-based red is akin to Ste. Chapelle’s highly popular Soft Red. “When it’s served chilled, I really can’t

keep enough of it around, especially if it’s 100 degrees out,” Fujishin said. “So many of the fruit-stand customers never have been wine drinkers before, and these serve as a really nice bridge wine. So they will walk out with a bottle of Old Shed White and Old Shed Red, and once they associate that with your winery, it’s a gateway into the rest of the wines.

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“People always want to trash-talk our neighbors at Ste. Chapelle for the Soft Red, but let’s be realistic,” Fujishin added. “If not for Ste. Chapelle, almost no one would know about Idaho wines.” It’s a tight-knit community on the Sunnyslope, and the connections for Fujishin started with Ron Bitner, who began planting Bitner Vineyard in 1981. Koenig long has made wine for Bitner and others, including Williamson Vineyards and 3 Horse Ranch. “I got to know Ron through the College of Idaho because his wife, Mary, worked together with my dad, who was in alumni relations,” Fujishin said. “Ron and I went to Tijuana in the winter to help build houses. Ron’s daughter had been working for Koenig and left, so they needed someone to help in the tasting room. I already liked wine at the time, but I was not well-trained for that.” That was a weekend job because Fujishin had purchased the family farm from his father and operated it for a time before selling to a corporation. He left the wine business for nearly a year while he worked at the Idaho Youth Ranch. “I got home one night and public TV was showing a program on the Oregon brewing industry and the McMenamins,” Fujishin said. “I realized that I really missed the people in the wine industry.” So in 2007, Bitner hired him as a vineyard manager about the same time Koenig began

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to grow his consulting business. Fujishin soon approached Koenig about becoming an assistant winemaker. He was a quick study, but he also constantly bombarded Koenig with questions. “Greg sat me down at lunch, and said, ‘If you are coming back, you’ll have to get your own winery because you’ve got all these ideas. Otherwise, you’ll drive me crazy,’ ” said Fujishin, who plans to make about 1,400 cases of his own wines from the 2012 vintage. He continues to crush his grapes at Koenig, but the two winemakers work separately on their own wines in order to keep the flavor profile and structures different. It’s no surprise, though, that both routinely end up with delicious results. “He’s really hard-working, loyal and he’s always here,” Koenig said with a chuckle. “He’s not just my assistant winemaker, but he’s a good friend of mine, too. There’s no one else I would rather be working next to.”

Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman are the editors of Wine Press Northwest, a quarterly consumer wine magazine that focuses on the wines of Idaho, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Learn more at Subscriptions to the quarterly magazine are $20 a year.

try some of the wines Here are some wines recommended by Wine Press Northwest:

✦ Fujishin Family Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Snake River Valley, $20.

✦ Fujishin Family Cellars 2009 Petite Sirah, Snake River Valley, $22. ✦ Fujishin Family Cellars 2010 Bitner Vineyard Viognier, Snake River Valley, $15.

✦ Lost West Winery NV Old Shed Red, Snake River Valley, $11.

✦ Lost West Winery NV Old Shed White, Snake River Valley, $11.

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BY ALEX COUEY Special to the Idaho Statesman



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About 300 people turned out to support the annual Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala at the Boise Centre in July. 1. Alice & Tom Hennessey



2. Guests browse the silent auction items. The event also included a live auction. 3. Ryan and Desiree Steinbroner & Ryan and Mollie Malone 4. Carolyn & Ed Manion 5. Bill Carter & Madison Maltby


6. Rob Spear, Ken Jones & Bryan Stith 7. Dave & Ann Moree Goss 8. Jenny & Nick Epler


More photos from the event at IdahoStatesman. com/spotted


See photos from more events online — including FUNDSY, Habitat for Humanity fundraiser & the Frank Church Institute honors the Kustras.


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BY ALEX COUEY Special to the Idaho Statesman



Annual Lawn Party More than 225 people turned out to support (in 108-degree weather!) the Idaho Humane Society and its programs last month on the Boise Bench.


1. There were dozens of silent auction items for guests to bid on. 2. Bonnie McEwan & Irene Latta 3. Tyler Targee & Stacey Taylor


4. George & Amy Cooper and Lisa Van Dyke 5. Amy McDevitt & Frances Ellsworth 6. Eva Kean & Matt Cryer 7. Katie Mooney, Allegra Higer, Megan Mooney & Michael Thompson 8. Hannah Parpart & friend Read more photos from this event and the “Bourne” premiere shown below at Idaho

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‘Bourne to Camp’ Producer Frank Marshall premiered the movie “The Bourne Legacy” in Boise on Aug. 1 to benefit the Treasure Valley YMCA camp at Horsethief Reservoir. 1. Mary Wilcomb, Frank Marshall, Tim Wilcomb & Jim Parkinson 2. Andy Erstad, Skip & Esther Oppenheimer and Shannon Erstad 3. Alexis Tranmer, Charlie Braun, Kirk Braun and Clay & Barbara Morgan. AUGUST 2012


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Upcoming events in support of nonprofit groups mation:


SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Caldwell Fine Arts Beat Beethoven 5K & Kids Sonatina Scamper 9:30 a.m. Morrison Quadrangle, College of Idaho, $12, $8/under 18 and college students; $15 and $10/after Sept. 2; $11/shirts/pre-order by Aug. 28; Can you finish a 5K race before the end of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony? Walkers, strollers and pets welcome. Kids Sonatina Scamper, 9 a.m., $5, $15/family, 1/2-mile course, everyone wins. Benefits educational outreach program. 459-5783,

AUG. 18 AND 19 (TODAY AND TOMORROW) Dunia Marketplace Fair Trade Event Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (noon2 p.m.) in McCall, 1001 Gamble St. (corner of Forest and Gamble streets). www.dunia MONDAY, AUG. 20 Learning Lab Charity Night at Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery 5-9 p.m., 610 Grove St., 20 percent of proceeds benefit Learning Lab. www.learning

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PurpleStride Boise 9:30 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. opening ceremony; Ann Morrison Park Old Timer’s Shelter; $25/adult, $5/ages 3-12. For information, email EStark@pancan or

THURSDAY, AUG. 23 United Way Campaign 5th Annual Kick-Off Flapjack Feed 7:30-10:30 a.m., Boise Centre Plaza, $5, allyou-can-eat; video clips on healthy eating featuring local chefs; live music; prize drawings; and local celebrities flipping the pancakes. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 24-AUG. 26 Idaho Trails Association Wewukiye Trail Project 8 a.m. Aug. 24 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26; Boise National Forest; trail-building and maintenance in the Warm Lake/Stolle Meadows area; volunteer event, dinners provided. See website or call for information: www. or 319-210-9887 SATURDAY, AUG. 25 Nampa’s 5th annual Pooch Party Stroll & Splash 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start, Lakeview Park, $25/$30 after Aug. 21, $10/additional dog (2 dogs max per handler); 1-mile walk and splash for families and their dogs; costume contest, dog/ owner look-a-like contest, dog tricks and raffle. Benefits Nampa Dog Park. Register online, the Nampa Rec Center, any Zamzows or on race day. Boise Branch of AAUW Garage Sale 8 a.m.2 p.m., 1707 Harrison Blvd., benefits Project Recognition. 577-7491, http://boise-id. Special Olympics Idaho Movies For A Cause 7 p.m., Ann Morrison Park, movie “Radio” starts at dusk, food vendors on site; football theme. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AUG. 31-SEPT. 1 Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show Aug. 31, 4-9 p.m., private brewers dinner, $60 (limited to 200); Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., unlimited tasting, $20; $75/both events; Julius M. Kleiner Park, Meridian; games, live music and more than 200 beers; benefits local charities. MONTH OF AUGUST Boise Rescue Mission/Anytime Fitness Food for Fitness Drive Donate five cans of food at any Anytime Fitness and get the $99 registration fee waived. Existing members can donate three cans of food for a free one-hour trainer session. SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 Autism Society 3rd annual Treasure Valley Motorcycle Rally for Autism 9 a.m., High Desert Harley-Davidson, Meridian, ride, raffle and silent auction, live music. 336-5676, 56

Run Fido Run 3rd annual Doggie Dash 5K Run/Walk 10 a.m., Eagle Island State Park, $30, $35/after Sept. 5, $5/park entrance fee per vehicle, 5K dog jog, raffle, free chocolate milk. benefits local humane organizations; register online or on race day. PHOTO PROVIDED BY 3GWOODWORKS

This guitar by 3gwoodworks (see related story starting on page 11) has been signed by BSU coach Chris Petersen and will be one of the items in an online auction to benefit the Idaho Ronald McDonald House. The auction starts Sept. 1; you’ll find a link to the auction at TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 Make-A-Wish Foundation 10th Annual Serving Up Wishes Gala 5:30 p.m., Steuckle Sky Center, $175, $1,400/table of 8. Event features about 80 BSU student/athletes of every sport as they serve dinner for Make-A-Wish tips. This year’s speaker is Wish Mom Amy Jacobson, whose son Sam skated with the D.C. Capitals' Alex Ovechkin and was featured on ESPN. 345-9474, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 Alive After Five Tips for Charity (this event takes place every Wednesday in September) 5-8 p.m., Grove Plaza. All tips collected at the beer booth during September will be donated to the Children’s Home Society of Idaho. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 Idaho Foodbank 14th annual A Chefs' Affaire 5:30 p.m., cocktail hour (music by Steve Eaton); 7 p.m., dinner; Boise Centre, $125; five-course dinner prepared by some of Boise’s best chefs, Idaho wine-tasting, topped off with auctioning off of chefs. 336-9643, Julia Davis Park First Thursday Docent History Walking Tour 5:30 p.m., Idaho State Historical Museum Plaza, Sacajawea monument, free. Also takes place again on the First Thursday on Oct. 4: Walking Tour, selfguided tour, bike tour (BYO bicycle). Infor-

5th annual Fall To Worship Concert 3-8 p.m., Lakeview Park, Nampa. Free concert and food to benefit Boise Rescue Mission. Bring food donations with you, Sponsored by the Storehouse Community Outreach. 4th annual Sunrise Rotary Club Lobsterfest 4-8 p.m., Western Building, Western Idaho Fairgrounds, $50, fresh Maine lobster (or steak, if you prefer), live auction, raffle and entertainment by Boise Straight Ahead. 345-8933, Capital City Public Market Harvest Moon Dinner 6 p.m., Grove Plaza, $100, $190/2, $750/table of 8. Multicourse local food dinner and Idaho wines prepared (five Treasure Valley chefs, nine Idaho wineries); live auction. Sponsored by Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Tickets available at www. or call 343-1812. Boise Contemporary Theater Season Opening Celebration 6 p.m., Boise Contemporary Theater, $100, cocktails, dinner, silent and reverse auction and the traditional onenight-only exclusive performance. Tickets online at or from 331-9224, ext. 205. Idaho Conservation League Evening On The River 2012 5:30 p.m., Bridge Event Center, $75, gourmet dinner, wine, live music, live and silent auction. 345-6933, ext. 16, International Justice Mission Art Benefit 5-9 p.m., Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State Street, free; art auction of local artists, food and games. IJM works to rescue victims of human trafficking. 794-1892,

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Golf tournaments SOME OF THIS SEASON’S GOLF TOURNAMENTS AND GOLF EVENTS FRIDAY, AUG. 24 Alzheimer’s Idaho 3rd annual Golf Tournament 7 a.m., Warm Springs Golf Course, $85, $340/team BBQ lunch, silent auction, cake auction, golf contests. 914-4719, Boys & Girls Clubs Spud Challenge Golf Tournament 7:30 a.m., Shadow Valley Golf Course, $250, $1,000/team; lunch, prizes and raffle, 639-3167 SATURDAY, AUG. 25 Italian American Club of Boise 9th Annual Golf Tournament 7:30 a.m. breakfast and registration, Eagle Hills Golf Course, $85, $340/foursome. Contests, lunch, raffle and auction. Benefits Idaho Foodbank and IAC Heritage Fund. FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Boise Parks & Recreation AdVenture Program 15th annual Curt Recla Moonlight Golf Tournament 6 p.m., Warm Springs Golf Course, $60, 9 holes before dinner, 5 holes after dinner with glow-inthe-dark equipment (provided); limited to 15 teams; $100 sponsorships available; raffle and silent auction, too. Benefits recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. 608-7680, SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Capital High School Band Nine & Dine Golf Scramble 4 p.m., Shadow Valley Golf Course, $50/golf & dinner, $40/golf only, $20/dinner only; 9-hole scramble, dinner and more. Email for registration or call 854-4490. 28th Annual Northwest Children’s Home Fall Classic Golf Tournament 9 a.m., Quail Ridge Golf Course, Clarkston, Wash., $85, $60 for Quail Ridge members. 208-7439404, Ext. 205, or www.northwestchildrens FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Boise Golf Scramble 7 a.m., Shadow Valley Golf Course, free/current class members, $75/member, $85/nonmember, $300/team of 4, $30/golf lesson & lunch, $15/lunch only. Benefits Leadership Boise Academy. Golf, lunch, raffle. 472-5258, TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18-19 Ronald McDonald House J.R. Simplot Memorial Golf Tournament/Dinner & Charity Auction 5:30 p.m., Sept. 18, Stueckle Sky Center, dinner and charity auction; 8:30 a.m., Sept. 19, Falcon Crest Golf Club, $350. (Also, $1,400, $2,000, $5,000 golf-team and other sponsorships available). Includes golf and prenight dinner (with guest), prizes, auction, lunch and more. Registration deadline is Aug. 31. 336-5478, (Online auction also, see page 56). SATURDAY, OCT. 13 First Tee Second Chance Golf Tournament 9:30 a.m., Ridgecrest Wee Nine Golf Course, $40, 9-hole tournament and lunch. 938-3411,


Former Boise State golfer Troy Merritt has played in the Albertsons Boise Open for the past four years. In 2011, he finished in a tie for 11th.

23rd annual Albertsons Boise Open The Albertsons Boise Open is one of Boise’s premier events of the year — fundraiser or otherwise. This popular event showcases future PGA stars, and it’s a chance to say you saw them when.

the entire tournament.

But the best thing about this Kraft-sponsored event is that 100 percent of every ticket sold goes to dozens of local charities. You even get to select the charity, thanks to the SaraLee Tickets Fore Charity program.

All tickets include free parking and shuttle.

Last year, for the fifth straight year, more than $1 million was raised for more than 100 Treasure Valley organizations. Those benefits don’t stop at 100 percent of their ticket revenues either. Albertsons’ parent company, Supervalu, and Sara Lee also provide a $50,000 bonus pool for all those organizations that sell tickets. The bonus money gets divided up based on the percentage of total ticket revenue each organization generates. And how great is it that kids 12 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult? That’s just aces. TICKETS: $25/individual grounds ($35/at the gate), $50/individual clubhouse ($70/at the gate), $200/10-pack grounds, $400/10-pack clubhouse, $500/corporate 30-pack grounds, $1,000/corporate 30-pack clubhouse, children 12 and under/free. Tickets are good for

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR: The Foursome Package — $150 gets you four weekly tickets, four VIP passes and one tournament cap. HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS: Go to, select your nonprofit beneficiary. Choose from 138 local charities.Tickets will also be available at the gate. Just be prepared to name your nonprofit beneficiary. Monday, Sept. 10: Practice rounds Tuesday, Sept. 11: Practice rounds, the Hershey Company Pro-Am at Crane Creek Country Club and the Free Idaho Statesman Junior Clinic for kids (5 p.m.) at Hillcrest Wednesday, Sept. 12: Hershey Company Pro-Am at Hillcrest Country Club Thursday, Sept. 13: Round 1, 7:30 a.m.7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14: Round 2, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15: Round 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16: Bisquick Breakfast, free to all ticket holders, 9-10:30 a.m. Final Round, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with the awards ceremony at the 18th green at 5 p.m.



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Upcoming events in support of nonprofit groups SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 (CONT.) Eagle-Garden City Rotary Club Art & Autumn Leaves — Rotarians Helping Kids 6 p.m., St. Luke’s Eagle Medical Plaza (upstairs), $10; hors d’oeuvres, raffle and artwork auction. 890-0045, MONDAY, SEPT. 10 LOVE Inc Melody of Love 7 p.m., College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, free/in advance, $5/at the door. Love offering, choir performance. 466-7810, THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 Opera Idaho annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Noon, Opera Idaho, free. Also, registration for new volunteers. RSVP: 345-3531, janessa@opera Information: Terry Reilly Health Services Eat, Drink and Be Healthy 5:30 p.m., Barber Park Event and Education Center, $100, tables of 8 available, wine wheel, live/silent auction, Fund-aNeed reverse auction. Keynote speaker is Don Kemper, chairman and CEO of Healthwise Inc. 318-1258, SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 Nampa Rec Center 28th Annual Harvest Classic Fun Run 7 a.m. check-in and registration, 9 a.m. race start, Nampa Rec Center; 1-mile $10; 2-mile run or walk, $20; 8K run or wheelchair, $20; short races at Nampa Rec Center, shuttle bus takes runners to Lake Lowell for the long race, 468-5858 http://nampaparks Life’s Kitchen BSU Tailgate Party Pre-game park and party (kickoff at 2 p.m.), U.S. Bank parking lot across from stadium, $20/person, $20/parking for first 60 guests that request it; all-you-can-eat-and-drink BBQ and beer. 331-0199,


St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration The biggest celebration in town is 20 years old. Talk about a party. Commonly just called the “Celebration,” this annual 5K Run/Walk and Stroll is the largest 5K event in the country for girls and women of all ages. And we do mean all ages: grandmas, kids, aunts, sisters — this race has it all. The first wave leaves the starting line at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, from the downtown starting point at Bannock Street and Capitol Boulevard. The race then takes its traditional route up to the Boise Depot, along Crescent Rim Drive and down past the cheering, tuxedoed men to the finish line, breakfast and entertainment at Ann Morrison Park. (In case you’re wondering, there’s no BSU football game on this date.)

Treasure Valley SCORE events: “Business Fundamentals Workshop” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 or Oct. 20. Cost $75. “Simple Steps to Starting a Business” starts Sept. 11 (6 to 9 p.m.) for five consecutive Tuesdays. First session free; $100 for the remaining sessions. Workshops are at the SBA training center, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd, Boise. Registration/advance payment required. Call 3341696, Ext. 338, to register. No charge for veterans/veteran family members for workshops. Also, third annual Coaching & Workshop Event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Boise State’s Student Union Building. Free. Information:

trict British Home, the Idaho Foodbank and Idaho’s Operation: Military Kids. 342-2821,

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology Annual Rock Party Noon4:30 p.m., Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, $4, $3/seniors, $2/kids, free/ages 5 and under & members. Hands-on kid stations, mining history, fossils, geology, hikes, tours and more. 283-3186,

TUES.-WED., SEPT. 18-19 AND WED.THURS., SEPT. 26-27 St. Luke’s Medical Center Book Sale 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 18-19, St. Luke’s Lobby in Meridian; and Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26-27, St. Luke’s Anderson Center, 5th Floor, Downtown Boise; benefits the Children's Hospital. 424-0343

Daughters of the British Empire 11th Annual Afternoon Tea 3 p.m., Barber Park Event Center, $25/in advance only, traditional tea with dainty sandwiches, scones, fancy cakes and fresh, hot tea. Benefits the Western Dis-

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 Zoo Boise Zoobilee at Zoo Boise, $75, $125/VIP tickets (includes early admission, a zoo encounter and reserved seating during the live auction); 384-4125, ext. 200,


This is actually the culmination of a severalday Celebration. Tuesday (Sept. 18), the event kicks off with the Celebrating Women in Business and Leadership Forum as a panel of women leaders share their experiences in a luncheon setting at Boise Centre. Thursday or Friday (Sept. 20 and 21) head

to the Women’s Show at Boise Centre to pick up your race packet, and then enjoy a shopping and sampling exhibition featuring dozens of businesses and plenty of entertainment. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20; 9 a.m to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Free for participants; $3 if not a run/walk participant.) Entry fees start at $10 for babies and $20 for adults (noncompetitive and if you register by Sept. 1) and vary from there, depending on age, category and when you register. Your registration fee includes a Celebration T-shirt, breakfast at the Finish Line Party, goodies from sponsors and more. Proceeds benefit the St. Luke’s Women’s Health Fund, which supports community education programs, birth and parenting classes, car-seat safety instruction, support groups and the fight against shaken baby syndrome. You can register online, by mail, at the Celebration office, at the Women’s Show or on race day at Capitol Park. There’s a lot more information at the website. Go to Or call 381-2221. Saint Alphonsus Project Haiti Dinner: The Recovery Continues Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium, $100. Father Rick Frechette talks about Haiti's continuing recovery from the 2010 earthquake, 367-3997 A Haven and A Hope Charity Banquet 7 p.m., Nampa Civic Center, $30, $50/couple; gourmet Italian dinner, special guests include former BSU football player Marty Tadman, authors Bruce and Liz Carpenter and music from Music Theater of Idaho’s Heather Grever; silent auction and desert social. Benefits Child Help International. 649-6021, http://banquet.childhelp

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 The Isaiah Foundation Closer to Heaven Mountain Living Home Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Idaho City, $10; six tour homes, two historic buildings and an exclusive tour of “The Springs” hot springs resort due to open this winter. Tour not appropriate for young children or pets. Benefits The Isaiah Foundation Mountain Kids Day Camp. Buy tickets day of event at Idaho City Senior Center on Bear Run Road. Reservations by phone at 392-9992 or 343-3315. Cascade Lake 4H Camper for a Night 5 p.m., Indian Creek Winery, Kuna, $100, meeting old 4H friends, social hour, Dutch oven dinner by Vallivue 4H Club, silent auction, live music by Possum Livin’, roast s’mores, sing camp songs and more. Benefits the district camp. 467-3237, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley Dinner in the Hollow 5:30 p.m., Harrison Hollow trailhead (behind Healthwise), $60, dinner, drinks, live music by the Dan Costello Trio. Benefits land conservation of wild and scenic places close to home. 345-1452, Jesse Tree of Idaho Fall Benefit 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary in Boise, $30, $15/kids 12 and under. BBQ dinner/ entertainment. Proceeds used to prevent homelessness. 383-9486,


SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 Society of St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk noon4 p.m., Julia Davis Park, Shelter No. 1. Pledge walk. 860-5577,


SNIP Grape Stomp Fundraiser 2-6 p.m., Indian Creek Winery, $42; grape-stomping contest, live/silent auction, hor d’oeuvres, live music, more. 968-1338, MONDAY, SEPT. 24 Learning Lab Kegs4Kause 5-10 p.m., Payette Brewing Co., 111W. 33rd St., Garden City; 50 percent of proceeds from beer sales goes to the Learning Lab.


July 6–August 24 Freely Adapted From Molière by Oded Gross and Tracy Young. Originally produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Sponsored by Holland & Hart, LLP and Boise Weekly

WED.-SAT, SEPT. 26-29 Friends of the Garden City Library $1 Fall Book Sale 6015 Glenwood St. THURS.-FRI, SEPT. 27-28 Nonprofit Conference — A Declaration of Interdependence Sept. 27, Pre-conference intensives, reception, $45-$190 (9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.); Sept. 28, breakfast keynote speaker is author/activist Hildy Gottlieb, $135-$230 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.); Early-bird discounts through Sept. 7. 424-2229, THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 META (Micro Enterprise Training & Assistance) 3rd annual Dividends Through Diversity 5:30 p.m., Barber Park Education & Event Center, $60, tables of 8 available, Bosnian-theme dinner, silent auction, awards to four local business owners in celebration of ethnic/business product diversity.336-5533, Ext. 267, or



August 3–August 26 By William Shakespeare. Sponsored by 200 Teachers, UBS Financial Services, Inc., and Boise State Public Radio


Juan Riveera Lebron*, Kimbre Lancaster*, M.A. Taylor*, The Imaginary Invalid (2012) *Member Actors’ Equity. Photo—DKM Photography.




August 31–September 29 By Michael Frayn. Sponsored by Stoel Rives, LLP and 107.1 KHits



OR CALL 336-9221 M–F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 607610-01



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Upcoming events in support of nonprofit groups March of Dimes 5th annual Blue Jean Ball 6 p.m., Coolwater Creek, Meridian, $125, $1,000 table of 8; Western-style dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment, music, dancing and more. 336-5421, FRI.-SAT., SEPT. 28-29 Treasure Valley 16th annual Highland Games and Celtic Festival Ceilidh, 7 pm. Friday, location TBD, $8/$10 at door, space limited; Celtic Festival and Highland Games, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Expo Idaho. Members: $8/adults, $4/kids & seniors, under 5 free; Nonmembers: $10, $5. Piping and athletic competitions, dance demonstrations, daylong musical entertainment and more. Benefits Scottish American Society of the Treasure Valley. Tickets available at Aquatic Supply, 331-5675 and FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 Preservation Idaho Gala 6 p.m., 1320 Warm Springs Ave., $50. 338-9108, (see related story, page 32) Idaho Botanical Garden Grow the Garden Party 6-9 p.m., Idaho Botanical Garden, $60, food, drink, silent & live auction, live music and dancing. Catered by Bon Appetit. 343-8649, Learning Lab Inc. 2nd Annual Bet On Literacy 7:30 p.m., Rose Room, $25, $40/VIP, dancing, cocktails, charity gambling, celebrity dealers in the VIP room, raffle items all night. Benefits youth and adult literacy programs; must be 21. 344-1335, SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Idaho State Historical Museum Comes to Life Idaho State Historical Museum and surrounding areas at Julia Davis Park. Free/donations accepted. Annual festival celebrates with living history demonstrations, entertainment and hands-on activities. 334-2120, 10th annual NAMIWalk — Changing Minds ... One Step at a Time 9 a.m., 250 E. ParkCenter Blvd., pledge walk to raise mental illness awareness, benefits NAMI with education, support groups, housing, community services and more. 376-4304,

Salvation Army’s annual Harvest Gala The Salvation Army is celebrating its 125th anniversary in Ada County, and the group is reaching for the sky for this year’s 22nd annual Harvest Gala — the Stueckle Sky Center at Bronco Stadium, that is. Looking out the windows of that stunning location at the city of Boise stretched out along the river and Foothills, one can scarcely conceive what that life was like when the Salvation Army first set up barracks at the corner of Idaho and Seventh streets. Only 3,500 people lived in Boise then, and Idaho was still two years away from becoming a state.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 29-30 Meridian Lions Club 23rd Annual Rodeo 1 p.m., pre-rodeo events, $10, $7/seniors & children (ages 6-12), proceeds benefit Lions projects, including prevention of sight and hearing loss, youth development and the Idaho Foodbank. THURSDAY, OCT. 4 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk 5 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. 2.5 mile pledge walk, Ann Morrison Park fountain. 658-6662, FRIDAY, OCT. 5 Saint Alphonsus 4th annual Bunko Babes for Boobs 6 p.m., Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium, $25, snacks, drinks, silent auction, Bunko; benefits outreach programs. Women’s & Children’s Alliance SueB Memorial Walk/Run 6 p.m., Julia Davis Park, Shelter 1 behind the Discovery Center, $25, $200/team of up to 10 people; celebrates the memory of Susan Newby and kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month; register online at EventDetail_Master.aspx?meid=703. Information:

Idaho Humanities Council 16th annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner 7 p.m., Boise Centre, $60, $125/benefactors (includes private pre-dinner reception with author/premier seating); dinner/lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo. 345-5346,

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 6-7 Idaho Botanical Garden Fall Harvest Festival Noon6 p.m., Idaho Botanical Garden, $6, $3/members and kids ages 5-12; live music, hay rides, games, kids’ activities and more; farmers market, food, brews, wine and cider, pumpkins; garden railroad courtesy of Southern Idaho Garden Railway Society; Also during October, take the Scarecrow Stroll; build your own or vote for your favorite. Call for information. 343-8649,

Horseshoe Bend Race2theSummit and Kids Fun Run 8 a.m./9 a.m., Sonora Mexican Restaurant, downtown Horseshoe Bend, $40/half-marathon, $35/10K, $30/5K, $10/Kids’ Fun Run, $5 more Aug. 30-Sept. 14; race to the Horseshoe Bend Summit on the old highway. Kids’ Run starts at 11:30 a.m. at fire station; after-party at City Park. Benefits local charities. 344-6604,

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 Idaho Humane Society 20th annual See Spot Walk & Festival 9 a.m. Julia Davis Park, Gene Harris Bandshell, $20/adults, $15/kids, $25/day of event, includes T-shirt and doggie bandanna; 1-mile walk, games, contests, costumes, prizes, demonstrations, treats and more; registration begins Sept. 4 at any Zamzow’s, the Humane Society or online. 853-7448;


Last year, more than 40,000 families throughout the Treasure Valley were assisted by the Salvation Army — 20,000 people in Ada County alone. You can help by attending the gala: 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Stueckle Sky Center. $75; limited to 200 guests. Dinner, silent auction, live entertainment, Nampa Corps Music School performance. Benefits the Marian Pritchett School for girls at the Booth Memorial Campus. 383-4235. www_usw_treasurevalley.nsf

2012 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s 10 a.m., Julius M. Kleiner Park, Records & Fairview Avenues, Meridian, pledge walk. 206-0041; Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Take Steps Walk 3 p.m. (4 p.m. walk start), Ann Morrison Park, pledge walk, T-shirt for those who raise $100, 425-451-8455 pg=entry MCPAWS 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Alpine Village Plaza, McCall, food vendors, beer garden, raffle, live music, craft vendors and adoption center. 208-271-6158, Ballet Idaho Masked Ball 6:30 p.m., Riverside Hotel, $150, dinner, dancing and more; masks are required and creative dress is encouraged; 9 p.m., $50, bistro, heavy appetizers and a DJ for the younger crowd to party on. 343-0556, SUNDAY, OCT. 7 Preservation Idaho Heritage Homes Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m., East End Historic District, $20/members, $25/nonmembers after Sept. 21, self-guided walking tour, sign up online 424-5111. (See related story, page 32). TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 126th annual Gala 6 p.m., Boise Centre, $100/members and their guests, $150/non-members, (extra $25 after Oct. 3), $100/VIP reception w/photo op, tables/call for info, business attire; dinner, live and silent auction; keynote speaker commentator Ben Stein; 472-5237 FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Opera Idaho Auction of Arias 6 p.m., Boise Philharmonic Reception Room, 513 S. 9th St., $80, $640/table of 8, $30/8 p.m. program only; cocktails, silent auction, dinner, dessert, live auction; auctioned arias will be sung by the cast of Verdi's Falstaff. 345-3531, SATURDAY, OCT. 13 GR41 Breakfast Fundraiser 8 a.m., Applebee’s in Nampa, $7.50; Pancake and sausage breakfast benefits Global Rescue For One (GR41). 249-6600,

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Birthright of Boise Annual Dinner & Auction 6 p.m., Riverside Hotel, $35, dinner, silent auction, dessert auction and raffle; prizes include week-long getaway at Tamarack Resort. 939-0871, MONDAY, OCT. 15 American Culinary Federation/Chefs de Cuisine 1st annual Night of the Living Chefs 6 p.m., Powerhouse Event Center, $25, Halloween cuisine. Benefits the ACF Chapter Scholarship Fund. 559-8056, NightOfTheLivingChefs FRIDAY, OCT. 19 St. Luke’s Foundation Annual Ralph J. Comstock Jr. Light of Philanthropy Award Ceremony & St. Luke's Ball 6 p.m., Boise Centre, $125, formal dinner, music and dancing; this year’s event honors Marilyn Beck. 381-2123, Boise State University Alumni Association Presidential Alumni Recognition Gala 6 p.m., Stueckle Sky Center, $60/members, $70/nonmembers. Distinguished Alumni honorees are Mark Dunham, Rob Perez, Maryann Reese and Mark Urness. Alumni Service Award winners are Pat and Bobbie Allaire and Eric Uhlenhoff. Buy tickets in advance online at http://alumni.boisestate. edu or at 426-1698.

Life’s Kitchen 6th Annual Sparkling Wine Spectacular 6 p.m., Rose Room, $50; wines and heavy hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auction. Opportunity to meet the students and hear how Life’s Kitchen has changed their lives. 331-0199, SATURDAY, OCT. 20 Idaho Regional Ballet “Informal In The Studio” 5 p.m., Idaho Regional Ballet, 1125 E. State St., Eagle, $10. Reception, meet the dancers and staff, watch a performance. 338-4633, Capital High School Booster Club Dinner/ Auction 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Boise. Email SUNDAY, OCT. 21 Ada County & Canyon County CROP Hunger Walks Pledge walks. 988-1622, THURS.-SUN., OCT. 25-28 Friends of the Boise Public Library Fall Book Sale 726 River Street in warehouse across from main Library; preview sale for members the first day. 3844238, FRI.-SUN., OCT. 26-28 Ballet Idaho American Girl Fashion Show Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (11 a.m. & 4 p.m.), Sunday (noon), $40; fashion show: “Styles of Yesterday and Today,” refreshments/raffles; benefits the Ballet Idaho Academy. 343-0556,

FRI.-SAT., OCT. 26-27 Women’s & Children’s Alliance Swap-A-Fair 2-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Women's & Children's Alliance Auditorium, 720 W. Washington St., $10 minimum, $15 minimum/both days. Swap shopping of clothing, accessories and home decor; bring your own shopping bags. 343-3688, FRIDAY, OCT. 26 Boise Art Museum Art of Fashion Show 6-9 p.m., Boise Art Museum, $10/members, $15/non-members; Recycled Fashion Contest, Soundsuit performance, prizes, register online. 345-8330, SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Southminster Presbyterian Church Harvest Boutique 9 a.m.2 p.m., 6500 W. Overland Road; crafts, jewelry, holiday items, plants, baked goods and silent auction. March of Dimes Nurse of the Year 6 p.m., Boise Centre, $100, $750/table of 10, dinner, silent auction and ceremony to honor nurses from throughout the state who exemplify excellence in nursing; nomination forms available online. 336-5421,


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Upcoming events in support of nonprofit groups St. Mark's School 29th annual Dinner and Auction Paris on the Boise Dinner/Auction. 375-6654, THURS.-FRI., NOV. 1-2 AND NOV. 8-9 St. Luke's Medical Center Jewelry Sale 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12, St. Luke's Lobby in Meridian; and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8-9, St. Luke’s Anderson Center, 5th Floor, Downtown Boise. Benefits Children's Hospital. 424-0343 FRIDAY, NOV. 2 Northwest Children’s Home Snow Ball Courtyard by Marriott, Meridian, $375/tables of 6, $500/tables of 8; dinner, dancing and a live auction; benefits Syringa House, a residential treatment home for at-risk girls ages 6-18. 467-5223, SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Hunger Bowl Bring canned food to the Broncos game, gates open at 7 p.m.; benefits the Idaho Foodbank, Boise Rescue Mission and Salvation Army. 577-2691, MONDAY, NOV. 5 Meridian FFA Alumni 4th annual Scholarship Auction 5:30 p.m., Meridian High School Professional Technical Center, 1900 W. Pine St., free; dinner, silent and live auction, raffles. 861-2467 FRIDAY, NOV. 9 American Heart Association Treasure Valley 7th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon 11:30 a.m., Boise Centre, $100; educational sessions, silent auction, lunch and keynote speaker; empowers women to take action to reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke. 639-3203, SATURDAY, NOV. 10 Rake Up Boise Applications/donations online, what-we-do/rake-up-boise. Information: 343-4065. Scouting for Food 9 a.m.-noon, Idaho Foodbank, 3562 S. TK Ave. Local scouts will have been collecting food curbside for a week. If they missed you, drop off your donations at the Foodbank. 577-2720, Bishop Kelly Foundation 36th annual Winner's Choice Dinner & Auction 5:30 p.m., Boise Centre, $300/couple, includes chance to win a new car from Kindle Ford; live, silent and online auctions (Oct. 17-Nov. 12 at; items include trips, sports packages and more). Benefits student scholarships and BK operations. 323-4789, winnerschoicedinner.aspx Foothills School Annual Auction Celebration 6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club. NOV. 10-20 McDonald’s Give A Hand Program Any local McDonald’s, $1/$3/$5; benefits Ronald McDonald House. SUNDAY, NOV. 11 Warhawk Air Museum 11th Annual Veterans Breakfast 8 a.m.-noon, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, $6, 62


Art in the Park in Boise Put on your walking shoes and bring your appetite for art, too. There’s a good reason the Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park is a perennial favorite when Boiseans vote for their annual Best Community Event. With the Boise Art Museum celebrating its 75th birthday this year, it should come as no surprise that Art in the Park has been around a good chunk of those years. This makes year No. 58. This three-day event once again will feature more than 200 local $3/seniors, veterans and children 12 and under; eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, orange juice, coffee and milk. 465-6446, NOV. 12-28 Idaho Regional Ballet Online Auction Benefits future production of “The Nutcracker.” 338-4633, MONDAY, NOV. 12 META Kegs4Cause 5-10 p.m., Payette Brewing Company, Garden City, 50 percent of beer sales benefits META (Micro Enterprise Training & Assistance) during Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. 336-5533, Ext. 230, NOV. 15-17 Bogus Basin Ski Club 49th annual Warren Miller Film Festival Egyptian Theatre. SATURDAY, NOV. 17 March of Dimes World Prematurity Day Statewide events to create awareness of this problem and the state’s goal to lower the rate by 8 percent within two years. 336-5421, NOV. 20-26 St. Alphonsus Foundation Festival of Trees Nov. 21-25 festival; Nov. 20, Gala; Nov. 26, Fashion Show. NOV. 22-JAN. 6 Idaho Botanical Garden Winter Garden aGlow 6-9 p.m. Nov. 22-25,

and regional artists. (Not to mention corn on the cob, Pronto Pups, live music and a wine and beer garden.) It’s pretty hard to walk away from this stroll in the park without something new for the house or garden, or maybe a unique Christmas present. Sept. 7-9: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Julia Davis Park Information:

open Thanksgiving; Nov. 30-Jan. 6; $8, $4/members and kids ages 5-12. Open Christmas & New Year's Day. More than 250,000 lights, etc. www.idahobotanical FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Idaho Foodbank 15th annual Empty Bowls 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Grove Plaza; $10 and up. 336-9643,

The next issue of Treasure comes out Nov. 17, so please send us your fundraising events (galas, luncheons and the like) happening through February 2013 by Oct. 17. Email information (text only; no attachments) to Please include event information (date, time, event cost and details) and contact information. Events must benefit a Treasure Valley nonprofit organization. Items may be edited for space and style. Primary consideration is given to events of a fundraising nature. If you also want your event listed in the Idaho Statesman calendars, enter it online at

Dusty Parnell is a freelance print, radio and video journalist who has worked in the Treasure Valley for more than 20 years.

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“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” Charles Bowden, AUTHOR Photo by Joe Jaszewski at Idaho’s Redfish Lake



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Treasure Magazine - August 2012  

Idaho Statesman's Treasure Magazine

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