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Sometimes, the coincidences of life amaze me. In this issue, we feature two beautiful houses in Boise’s Highlands neighborhood. Both homes will be on Preservation Idaho’s Heritage Homes Tour on Oct. 6. As we were working on those stories, we found out that one of the homes — Cathy Rosera’s mid-century treasure — was originally featured in a photo spread in the Idaho Statesman in 1959. And thanks to Cathy, we were able to talk with two sisters who grew up in the house — the daughters of the home’s first owners, Glenn and Grace Buettner. Suddenly, the story was as much about the rich history of the home as it was about Cathy’s own story with the home. It was even more fun to find out that Cathy and the sisters — Katherine Easterling and Priscilla FitzMaurice — had become friends and remain so to this day, trading regular phone calls and emails. Cathy says she understands her home’s heart and soul after meeting Katherine and Priscilla and hearing the wonderful tales about the home and family. In the story starting on page 17, you’ll find photos of Cathy’s home, photos from the 1959 Statesman story and more. At IdahoStatesman.com/treasure, you’ll also find a link to the original newspaper story

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In 1901, Senate Bill No. 7 set up the state’s public library system. PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE

things to see & do “Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique” runs now through Dec. 31 at the Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise. It’s open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. $5 general, $4 seniors, $3 children 6-12 and students with ID. Free for 5 and younger. Admission by donation 5 to 9 p.m. on First Thursdays. 334-2120, History.Idaho.gov. Museum Comes to Life, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28, the Idaho State Historical Museum and Julia Davis Park. Free. “Lincoln Legacy Exhibition,” featuring the collection of David and Nancy Leroy, opens Nov. 19 at the Idaho State Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Free.

Gallimore has guided the organization through the tough economic downturn and now into its future. With the opening of new gallery space for the Abraham Lincoln exhibit in November, the project to build the state archive will be complete. Now, the agency plans to renovate and update the Historical Museum building in Julia Davis Park over the next few years. The redesign will include space for classrooms, permanent and traveling exhibits, and community use.

What sparked your interest in history? When I was 8, my parents took me to the Lake County Museum in Illinois. I remember looking up at gigantic wagons hanging from the ceiling and beautiful Native American artifacts. It was my first museum experience and seeing the original materials really stuck with me. They are the true evidence of our cultural heritage. That’s why it’s so important to visit museums and see the real thing. There’s nothing that can replace it.

What is your favorite overlooked historic Idaho site or item that everyone should know about? I think the Bear River Massacre site in Southeastern Idaho is one of the most powerful places in the state. It’s the site of one of the largest massacres of Native Americans in our history that happened on Jan. 29, 1863. It’s a tragic part of Idaho history and not a lot of people know about it now. ... We just got a National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program grant to properly document the site the way it deserves.

What Idahoan in all of history would you most like to dine with? I would love to meet Emma Edwards Green to hear about how she captured the hearts of the first Legislature. She designed the state seal, and as far as we know, she is 10

the only woman in American history to design a state seal. (Green won a national contest in 1891 with her design that is the centerpiece of the state seal.) It would be a hoot to talk with her to get her perspective from that era. ... She didn’t even have the right to vote, but yet she was savvy enough to get this assignment and she was so highly regarded.

What are the lessons you wish Idahoans would learn from history? That all citizens have a responsibility to understand their country’s, state’s and community’s past so that they can be more effective leaders and participants in the democratic process. Looking back means nothing if you don’t use what you learn to change your thinking and make your life, your community and the country better.

What’s coming up that you’re most excited about? Definitely the Lincoln Legacy Exhibition in the new gallery at the Idaho State Archives (opening Nov. 19). It’s filled with amazing artifacts that were donated by (former state Attorney General and Lt. Gov.) David Leroy and his wife, Nancy, (and) gathered while David researched Lincoln’s connection to Idaho. It’s really one of the finest collections of Lincoln artifacts in the West, if not the country. People will really understand Lincoln’s impact on Idaho and the American West.

What do you enjoy most about your job? The strategy and art of aligning all our businesses — the Idaho State Historical Museum and Old Penitentiary, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Idaho State Archives and Research Center, statewide historic sites and agency administration — (and) promoting them so that the public understands the resources available to them; and integrating history into

how to get involved Join Friends of the Historical Museum and Old Idaho Pen, a community support organization for both sites that raises funds, provides support for popular programs, including the Brown Bag Lecture Series and “What’s It Worth?” $35 general, $50 for a family and $20 for 65 and older. Join the Historical Society; $40 for an individual, $60 for a family, $25 for teachers and employees of affiliate organizations. Premier memberships range from $100 to $1,000. Both memberships give you free museum and Old Pen admission, special invitations to openings and other events. You don’t have to be a member to donate items to the collection or volunteer for educational and visitor programs. Find more on how to get involved at History.Idaho.gov.

our daily activities. I want to make history a “need to,” not just a “nice to.” It’s extraordinarily complex.

What are some of your favorite things from the archives? They really are too numerous to count — I love rare documents like the Idaho Constitution. It’s still the document our lawmakers use to run our government, and there’s only one, and the document Lincoln signed to appoint William Wallace as Idaho’s first territorial governor (in 1863). Senate Bill 7 that created the public library system in Idaho in 1901 is one of my favorites. It looks like a scrapbook project. It’s the coolest thing.

What most surprised you about Idaho? The physical size of the state and the spirit of its people — pride and loyalty are certainly attributes that I have seen clearly demonstrated by Idahoans throughout their history.

What’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests? Sun Valley. It’s an amazingly historic place, but what I love about it so much is it’s just stunningly beautiful. It seems magical to me.

What piece of advice helped you the most in your life? My father — he told me I could be anything I wanted if I worked hard. That’s a value I feel strongly about. When I was growing up there wasn’t a lot of encouragement for girls to develop a career. He told me, “If you go to college, you can do anything.”

What’s your guilty pleasure? Sharing croissants and coffee with my husband every weekend. And listening to the “Twilight” soundtrack. I’m a “Twilight” junkie.


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ime and again the Boise Philharmonic has performed music by Beethoven, Mahler or Mozart that transports the listener from darkness to light. But starting with last summer’s pops series, the journey became more than a metaphor as the orchestra wrestled with significant financial problems, even as it was musically at the top of its game. While notes soared in the concert hall, a battle to keep the orchestra afloat raged behind the scenes. So when the Philharmonic fired up its “Latin Fever” concert last weekend to kick off this year’s Picnic at the Pops, there was extra fiesta in the air because many didn’t expect the event to happen. The fact that it did is a testament to the resolve of the Philharmonic staff, musicians and board — and the responding rally from the community to save one of its beloved institutions. “It was hugely painful at the time,” says Philharmonic Music Director Robert Franz. “What’s come out of it is a stronger and longer-lasting organization. When adversity hits, you can let it knock you down or you can stand up to it. That’s what we did.”

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Carol Wincenc performed Jake Heggie’s “Fury of Light” with the Boise Philharmonic to open the orchestra’s 50th anniversary season in 2011. The Philharmonic will continue to bring in world-class soloists this season, such as cellist Zuill Bailey in February and violinist Stefan Jackiw in March. Collaborations with this caliber of musician are one of the ways conductor Robert Franz enriches the experience for both his musicians and the audience.

Even before Boise had paved streets, residents gathered to listen to classical music. In 1885, a group of musicians organized the Boise City Orchestra — a group that 75 years later would become the Boise Philharmonic Association. Today, it is one of the city’s cultural pillars, with educational outreach programs that touch most children in the Treasure Valley by the time they graduate from high school. With Franz on the podium for the past five seasons, the group has grown musically and become a dynamic presence in the community. Yet revenues were falling. The most recent economic downturn put a chill on nearly every theater, dance studio and concert hall in the country. The traditional subscription models further unraveled as the audience’s interests became subdivided by the increase in media. Arts groups now compete not only with other groups, cable TV and films, but also with Netflix, YouTube and Facebook. Even as the economy perked up in other sectors, orchestras continue to struggle. Besieged by debt, falling revenues and disagreements between musicians and management, many are experiencing lockouts or folding completely. In Boise, the Phil’s subscriptions and

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ticket sales faltered in recent years. Donations had slowed and many of the endowments that feed into the orchestra’s coffers had been diminished by the fickle stock market, says Steve Trott, a former board member and ardent supporter of the Phil. “These funds aren’t taken for granted, but you do build the budget around them,� Trott says. “That, plus the squeeze on everyone’s income — higher insurance, gas prices — it was getting tough.� Then at last summer’s Pops, the company discovered that the contract to rent the Eagle River Pavilion had been misread. Initially, orchestra management thought it was $20,000 to rent the venue for three concerts; it turned out it was for each concert. The former executive director resigned, and the board and staff scrambled to pull off the concerts. That rude awakening illuminated a larger issue, says Tony Boatman, the orchestra’s executive director emeritus who came out of retirement to help out. “The orchestra was on the edge,� Boatman says. “They had grossly overestimated income from ticket sales and donations. When I took over, we didn’t know if we could make payroll.� In the end, the accumulated red ink ballooned to about $500,000, Boatman says. Boatman, Franz, board President Bill Drake and past president John Stedman knew they needed to do more than fix the

immediate cash-flow problems. They needed to create a new paradigm that would ensure the group’s future, Franz says. “Our goal was to reassess everything from top to bottom, left to right,� Franz says. “We had to become leaner and meaner and be able to focus laser-like on what we want to accomplish artistically, and then be able to do it with financial integrity.�

ORCHESTRATING A SOLUTION They spent months in meetings with the board, including the four musicians of the orchestra committee, mapping a way out. “You have to have a clear path of where you’re going before you can expect people to follow,� Boatman says. Boatman, who led the Boise Phil from 2000 to 2010, agreed to work for 50 percent of his former salary. He was the perfect person to lead the rescue effort and the search for a new executive director. Drake — founder and chairman of Drake Cooper Advertising — had served on the board since 2006. “I felt like the passenger who suddenly has to fly the plane,� Drake says. “I was just trying to keep the nose up.� He brought his company in to retool the orchestra’s marketing. The plan restructured and downsized the office staff, engaged the board at a deeper level and called for cuts on the artistic side.

They created the “Bridge Campaign,� a one-time contribution to fill the immediate deficit and buy them the time to reorganize the budget, Boatman says. The board and staff raised $160,000 in three-and-a-half weeks. “That shows the support the Philharmonic has in this community,� Drake says. “That emboldened me to negotiate a better deal with U.S. Bank, and not only did they extend our line of credit, they expanded it.� At the same time, the orchestra lowered ticket prices. It’s a bit of a gamble, Boatman says. “You cut prices and hope to increase volume,� he says. The subscription push started with a $99 early-bird special that ended in May. So far, subscriptions increased by more than 15 percent, says marketing director Jayme Mullaney. Lower prices also open a door for a new audience to discover the group, “and it seems to be working,� Boatman says. Most of the increase is from first-time subscribers. Artistic trims required finesse. For that, Franz used the same skills he uses to work through a complex score, examining individual elements for a deeper understanding of the larger problem, he says. “The solution never rises to the level of the problem alone,� he says. “By that I

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mean, if you want X to happen and it’s not, you don’t go on to Y. You go back to C or A, or somewhere else until you find something that unlocks the solution.” Franz made different programming choices that focused on music in the public domain rather than specific — and expensive — arrangements. He chose some pieces that require fewer musicians, and moved the Saturday morning Casual Classics series and one of the November Mozart concerts from the Morrison Center to the Cathedral of the Rockies. “I wanted to look at the opportunities that were hidden in the situation and explore new ideas,” Franz says. “Performing Mozart in a church (for the Nov. 1 and 2 concerts) is a perfect example. That’s really the right venue for that music.” The hardest decision was to cut the musicians’ pay. Most of the orchestra’s musicians earn a “per service” fee for 2.5 hours of work — whether it’s a rehearsal, a performance or an educational outreach program. Concerts like the Mozart will require fewer per-service players than larger symphonies. The hours for nonconcert-related events shifted to the orchestra’s 14 salaried principal players, who also took a pay freeze, as did all of the staff. The board cut the number of hours worked, not the rate of pay. That was a hard pill to swallow, but a necessary one, says Jeffrey Barker, principal

flutist who sits on the orchestra committee. “It’s a precarious industry,” Baker says. “As a musician, we have to be constantly vigilant. We have to realize the position classical music has in our culture today and that we always will have to — in a way — justify our existence.” We’re still in the woods but “we’re more efficient now,” Boatman stresses. “That will help find a way out sooner rather than later.”

NEW REFRAIN New Executive Director Sandra Culhane came into the picture in May from Billings, Mont., and, before that, Atlanta. When she came to Boise to interview, she was impressed by the orchestra and Franz. “The musicianship was impressive,” Culhane says. “It sparkled from the stage. I knew this is where I needed to be.” The more time she spent in Boise, meeting audience members, supporters, musicians and board members, the less of a concern the financial crisis became to her. “In any organization, you comb through the numbers, and there are going to be challenges to work through,” Culhane says. “With all the energy and support I saw in the community, I have no doubt that we can move forward successfully.” Culhane and Franz make a dynamic pair for this organization. And now, Franz and Culhane can cautiously put together a wish

list for the future. For the first time in more than a year, the board and staff will take a retreat this fall. “We’re not allowed to talk about the past — only look forward to the future,” Franz says. For Franz, that includes creating an endowment for a pit orchestra that would play for Boise’s arts groups. He also would like to establish a brick-and-mortar charter school with a music-based curriculum. “I’m not interested in maintaining,” he says. “I’m always pushing and growing. That’s my role as music director. It’s the mindset that will allow us to broaden and deepen what we do in this community.”



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Curtis Stigers performed with the Philharmonic at last summer’s Picnic at the Pops. Stigers will perform a Pops concert in April as part of the Phil’s regular season. STATESMAN STAFF

Picnic at the Pops Aug. 24: “Space: The Music of ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’� Aug. 30: “Labor Day Americana Celebration� Both concerts are at 8 p.m. at Woodriver Cellars, 3705 Idaho 16, Eagle. Tickets are $20 lawn, $35 reserved chair, $5 children 12 and younger. Tables for four and group discounts are available. 344-7849, BoisePhilharmonic.org.

Sept 20-21: Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and Piano Concerto in G with pianist Spencer Meyer and “Bolero� Nov. 1-2: Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 with guest conductor Joost Smeets (Nov. 2 is 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Rockies). Nov. 22-23: Verdi's “Requiem� with the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale. Jan. 17-18: Tilson Thomas’ “From the Diary of Anne Frank� in collaboration with Boise Contemporary Theater.

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Friday concerts are at 8 p.m. at the Northwest Nazarene University’s Swayne Auditorium in Nampa; Saturday concerts are at 8 p.m. at the Morrison Center at Boise State University unless otherwise noted. Season tickets start at $129, single tickets start at $19.99.

SEASON EXTRAS Dec. 7: Handel’s “Messiah� with the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale. Tickets are $20-$40 Feb. 14: Silent Movies with Orchestra, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $15.

Dana Oland is a former professional dancer and former 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 on her blog at IdahoStatesman.com/blogs.

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ooking for something fun to do in Southern Idaho once the thermometer drops a few degrees? Kayakers should head to KELLY’S WHITEWATER PARK IN CASCADE for one of the Hometown Throwdowns — scheduled for Aug. 24 and Aug. 31. In this friendly amateur competition (no prizes are awarded to the top rides) judges will dole out points for front surfs, paddle waves and general playboat moves. Check out kellyswhitewaterpark.com. Cooler temperatures make for ideal conditions in the HAGERMAN VALLEY, particularly for a dinner boat cruise with 1000 Springs Tours (1000springs.com). Make a reservation aboard the 52-foot River’s Mist for a scenic and delicious ride through the bubbling waterways of the Thousand Springs area. Take in the beauty of places like Blue Heart Springs while enjoying the fare of chef Kirt Martin, who owns and operates Snake River Grill in Hagerman. Expect to see menu items like wood-roasted prime rib with shiitake mushroom demi-glace, shrimp Caesar salad and freshly made seasonal cheesecakes. The dinner cruises ($58 per person) take about two hours. SUN VALLEY RESORT will wrap up its summer concert series at the Pavilion with Reckless Kelly (Sept. 6) and country superstar Clint Black (Sept. 12). To purchase tickets, go to sunvalley.com. It’s also time to start thinking about THE

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scheduled to take place on Oct. 5-6. The trek will begin at the West Pine Trailhead near New Meadows and head south to Weiser — along this scenic gravel trail that once was a railbed for the Union Pacific and Idaho Northern railroads. Riders will camp at Mundo Idaho Hot Springs near Cambridge, a great spot to soak away any well-earned aches and pains. The fun ride is limited to 50 cyclists, so make sure to register (at bluecirclesports.com) before Aug. 31 to secure a spot. Speaking of MUNDO IDAHO, this commercial hot springs opened for business last year about a half-mile from the Weiser River Trail. The small resort (located three miles north of Cambridge) features a newly built large soaking pool and a stone-hemmed spa pool that’s perched above the main pool. Even though this is a new commercial venture, hot water has bubbled up deep from within the earth here for many years. As a matter of fact, local ranchers used to take their hogs here for a good scalding before the animals were butchered. Don’t worry, though, the water is now temperaturecontrolled — the main pool runs between 101 and 103 degrees. At first glance, Mundo Idaho looks more like a trailer park than a tranquil hot springs. But once soakers are submerged in the steamy pools, the doublewides start to fade away. The resort also has a small cafe and lodging options, including a hostel that sleeps up to seven people. For rates and reservations, go to www.idahorv.blogspot.com. To see scarecrows galore, head to Malad Sept. 28 for one of the wackiest festivals of the season. THE MALAD SCARECROW FESTIVAL, held at the Oneida County Fairgrounds, features a scarecrow judging contest (nearly everyone in town makes one!) and demolition derby. This homespun event also will have an antique tractor show and plenty of food and live music. For more information, check out www.shopmalad.com.


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Cathy Rosera found her perfect home, a 1950s Boise house with large windows.

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late 1950s. In 1956, Glenn Buettner moved his wife and two young girls, Katherine and Priscilla, back to his hometown of Boise. Having grown up in the North End, he wanted one of those lots in the development and convinced Smith to sell him one that wasn’t even for sale yet. “The house sat alone at the end of a dirt street for many years while waiting for the other lots to come onto the market — and why we had to shoo

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Natural light from the large, north-facing windows bathes the sandstone brick walls and wood-paneled ceilings of Cathy Rosera’s 1950s-era home. The kitchen has remained mostly unchanged from when the house was built in 1958.

cows away on occasion,” said Katherine Easterling, a former chemical engineer who now lives with her husband on a sailboat in Australia. The older of the two girls, Katherine remembers celebrating her fifth birthday in the newly completed house in 1958. “The view up the creek valley into the Foothills was breathtaking,” she said. “In 2013, that view is now shielded by trees, so there is no longer a panorama of the first nine holes of Crane Creek Country Club. I don’t think my parents could have ever imagined the view would disappear like it has. It was still there in 1978 when they 18

moved to Arizona. Up until then, the swimming pool seemed suspended on the edge of the cliff, with the Boise Foothills beyond … almost a precursor to the infinity pools that are popular today.” “We were the highest home in the Highlands at the time,” said her sister, Priscilla FitzMaurice, a geologist who now lives in Loveland, Colo. “We grew up playing in the creek.” “As kids, it was fabulous to be able to play along a greenbelt that seemingly stretched for miles,” Katherine said. “And on our side of Ranch Road, that long expanse of endless backyard abutted Crane

Creek — which offered a plethora of exploration options, including our favorite pastime of re-enacting the Lewis and Clark Expedition (with the proverbial fight over who got to be Sacagawea).” Indeed, Crane Creek is at the bottom of the steep drop-off, but you would never know it now. The backyard is now adorned with shrubs and trees.

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ABOVE: A sliding window panel leads to the patio. RIGHT: Sisters Katherine and Priscilla Buettner in 1958 and the view up Slaughterhouse Gulch, where cows grazed. BELOW RIGHT: Priscilla FitzMaurice, left, and Katherine Easterling more recently. BELOW: Priscilla

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Many of the kitchen features have stood the test of time since 1958, like the thenuncommon kitchen island and sliding door cubby space behind the sink. The original pink countertop laminate was replaced with granite by a second owner, but Rosera says she would have kept it.

plan that could be found regularly in Sunset magazine at the time. With its long, straight lines and windows along one side of the house, the home resembles those designed by Joseph Eichler in California — clearly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Buettner admired Wright for building structures that were in harmony with the environment and the people who lived in them. Priscilla remembers the Frank Lloyd Wright wallpaper in the hallway and master bathroom, and knew that the idea of a center kitchen island with a stove and kitchen drawers on casters were special design features that were not common at the time. She was also struck by the uniqueness of an indoor barbecue. “The kitchen was always a marvel of the design for me,” Katherine said. “In those days, no one had ever seen a kitchen island, nor built-in stainless appliances such as the warming oven and refrigerator. Hidden inside one of the cabinets, there was an integrated clock, timer and coffeemaker. All the shelves inside the lower kitchen cabinets rolled out for easy access. “A drawer in the adjacent family room housed a built-in turntable for LP records. The speakers were hidden behind the recessed wall unit. The master bath shower had a semi-circular glass enclosure. And there was a water softener and an electrostatic precipitator for removing air particulates (and decreasing the need to dust),” she said. Both sisters — and their friends — felt as though they lived the life of the Jetsons. “In that era, these features were the technology of the future,” Katherine said. “I think I grew up expecting technology to do everything. I never even learned to cook until I left home and realized it was all a dream. Even the furniture in the house had a space-age quality about it. Growing up in that unique environment is what eventually compelled me to become an engineer.” 20

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The house was featured in the Sunday Idaho Statesman in 1959. Above, Grace Buettner shows sliding kitchen cabinets.

Another modern aspect of the home was the lighting system. The Idaho Statesman ran a photo story on the home in 1959, and one of the photos shows a proud Buettner showing off the kind of light switches we almost take for granted these days. “From three rooms in the house, you could turn the lights throughout the entire house on and off via the low-voltage switch panels. Plus, you could tell which lights were on and which were off,” Katherine said. “This, however, was a bummer when we tried to stay up late at night without our parents’ knowledge, because the lighting panel over their bed immediately alerted them, and they simply shut off the lights on us.” Of course, there are many other memories: jumping off the flat roof into the swim-

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This extra bedroom creates a cozy spot for guests.

A marvel to behold, the vintage bathroom remains pretty in pink with an impressive geometric tile pattern in the bath and shower.

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ming pool as teenagers, watching the riders on Motorcycle Hill (now the site for the former J.R. Simplot home), the Highlands’ Christmas house-decorating competition or the homeowners association that gave each house in the subdivision two flowering peach trees to plant in the front yard. Buettner also organized the neighborhood to build the privately owned bomb shelter ($100 per family) in response to the Cuban missile crisis. The girls knew where the keys were kept and often sneaked their friends in to sample the ration barrels, but that’s a story for another day. When it came to the house, though, Buettner was clearly ahead of the times. (The flat roof was his only design regret.) About the same time the house was built, he was hired by longtime friend Joe Albertson to be his chief engineer. Buettner used his engineering skills to great effect in that position and even shunned the idea of patenting a truss design he created for friends. (With Buettner’s permission, those friends later patented the idea and started their own company.) “The man should have been an inventor,” Priscilla said. “He had so many ideas.” And while some of the “hidden nooks of convenience” may have been influenced by their mother, Grace, what is clear is that the home has stood the test of time.

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ABOVE: Arizona sandstone highlights the entry to the home. BELOW: Katherine and Priscilla Buettner in the entryway in 1958

with grandparents Blanche and Daniel Kailbourn.

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She had started her own company at age 21. The Hammack Management Co. would become the largest property management company in Idaho. When she sold it 28 years later, she had 65 employees and was working 80 hours a week. Now she is a real estate asset manager, broker and an interior decorator who recently finished a milliondollar renovation project on Crescent Rim. At the home on Ranch Road, she ripped out some of the shrubs in the backyard and added a deck and a hot tub. There’s a whole outside living room and dining area among the greenery, too. The home is ideal for entertaining. For the dining room, she found some marvelous mid-century teak furniture at Jillopy, a small used furniture store in Boise. That included a long, 10-seat dining table that fits perfectly in the space. When showing visitors her home, she likes to show off the little nooks and crannies, like the fold-down sewing table or ironing board in the small but efficient laundry room. The slate around the fireplace came from recycled pool tables. And then there is another special stop on the tour. “I take everyone to my bathroom,” Rosera said. The original wild, geometric


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The Boise Highlands: when ranch style came to Boise BY DUSTY PARNELL

tile design is still in place around the sunken tub. It’s an eye-catcher, for sure. That’s not the only thing that comes around full circle for Rosera, who is only the third owner of the home. She had barely owned the home a month in 2003 when two women showed up at her door unannounced and asked if they could see the home they grew up in. It was, of course, Katherine and Priscilla. One of them was in town attending a high school reunion, and they had brought the Statesman newspaper clipping and other photos. Katherine and her uncle had also worked up a three-page history of the home. Needless to say, the three are now good friends and keep in touch regularly. “We were astounded to find so much of the house’s funky ’50s decor still intact,” Katherine said. “Cathy has an amazing eye for melding unexpected elements — something that the house really responds to. I think it demonstrates that the design really is timeless.” “I’ve got a great view and a great floor plan,” Rosera said. “I love the layout.” And the house obviously loves her back. Her eclectic sense of style and interior design brings even more character to a home that was already born with it. “I can’t imagine living anywhere else,” she said.

In 1956, Boise’s first Parade of Homes featured 10 modernistic houses in the city’s newest development, The Highlands. This year, the popular Preservation Idaho Heritage Homes Tour will feature this 1950s-1960s neighborhood with about eight of these classic ranch-style homes. This will be the first time the annual tour has highlighted homes built after World War II. “It’s got that mid-century magic that appeals to a lot of people,” said Dan Everhart of Preservation Idaho. “There was always something special about someone who identified themselves as living in the Highlands.” “It’s really a time capsule of the 1950s,” said Barbara Perry Bauer of TAG Historical Research and Consulting. She led the Preservation Idaho ArchWalk of the Highlands area this past July. (ArchWalks feature different parts of town and take place during the summer months. They usually sell out quickly.) It was the era of the ranch home, which got its start in the 1920s and 1930s in California, Inspired by early haciendas and ranchos in places like San Diego and Monterey with their open corridors or exterior hallways that connected major rooms, it was then popularized by designers like Cliff May, whose name was well known to fans of that style. They were basically one-story, close to the ground with a long, low roofline, and were often built on slab foundations. They featured patios with sliding doors that encouraged easy access to outdoor living, as well as simple floor plans and attached garages. Another designer associated with this period was Joseph Eichler. These homes were often called California Modern, and the Frank Lloyd Wright influence is obvious. Cathy Rosera’s home, featured in this article, falls into this category. (The largest Eichler development in California also happens to be called The Highlands.) “By the 1940s, this home style was really catching on across the country,” Perry Bauer said. Thanks to popular magazines, especially Sunset, the design gained huge momentum. It was often possible to get floor plans through these magazines, too. They were basically all-electric homes with lots of built-ins, very functional with great use of space and filled with all those modern extras, including color-coordinated kitchens. The kitchens, while modernized, were also made more compact so that everything was close at hand.

Preservation Idaho Heritage Homes Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 $20/members, $25/non-members Tickets can be purchased online or day of the tour at the starting point: Highlands Elementary School, 3434 N. Bogus Basin Road. Take note that this year’s tour covers too broad an area to be a walking tour. (Look for information soon about possible transportation options.) The event benefits Preservation Idaho. Learn more about the tour and other groups at: PRESERVATIONIDAHO.ORG As a statewide, nonprofit preservation organization, it is dedicated to the protection of Idaho and Boise’s heritage. IDAHOMODERN.ORG With mid-century design as the focus of this year’s Heritage Home Tour, this is a good time to check out Idaho Modern, an advocacy committee of Preservation Idaho with a focus on the modern design era and all that cool modernism retro stuff. TAGHISTORY.COM Sister historians Barbara Perry Bauer and Elizabeth Jacox founded TAG Historical Research & Consulting in 1993. They conduct historical research, including studies for federal, state and local government agencies. Perry Bauer, a former director of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, has a special interest in the history of neighborhoods and urban development. Jacox formerly worked at the Idaho State Historical Society Library and Archives.

In the Boise Highlands, you’ll also find curved streets, rolled curbs and no sidewalks. Named for the Scottish Highlands, this development is basically throughout the Crane Creek drainage. It features a mixture of contractor-built homes and architect designs, more likely to be found is the Upper Highlands, the property at higher elevations and with better views. The building CCRs often required the homes on the view side of the street to be more expensively built and designed. Some of those were required to be single-level and set back from the street. The development was begun by thirdgeneration real estate developer Richard B. Smith, who built and lived in a home in the Upper Highlands overlooking Hulls Gulch. Co-developers with him were Fred Bagly, Ted Eberle and Robert Kinsinger. The Highlands helped transform Boise’s North End as the city grew after WWII. AUGUST 2013

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The deck is the perfect spot to take in the picturesque views from the Allen home.

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home. The Allens’ house looks down on Hulls Gulch — Red Fox Trail and Chickadee Ridge Trail — and they have perfect moonrise views of Lucky Peak and Table Rock. The house is also high enough up the hill to catch some evening sun in the dining room and kitchen. “The location is just unbeatable,” Emily said. “It’s in the Highlands on a flat property on a flat road.” Not bad for a home they bought two years ago sight unseen while living in Portland. Chris, though, was a Boise native and Boise High School graduate, so he

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was familiar with the area despite having moved away more than 20 years earlier. He also had the advantage of a mother who still lived in town and could check out the house for them. It didn’t take long for Mom to tell them to jump on it. It’s not the kind of home or location that stays on the market for long. “We feel real fortunate,” Emily said. “We were really expecting it to be bad. But it was in fine condition. It met all of our needs, but needed some updating. We bought a project, and a lot of people don’t want to buy a project. But it’s amazing what some paint and a carpet will do.” The custom-designed home was built in 1961 and sits on a level half-acre plot with a view that should make other people jealous. The Foothills fill the view from the backyard, and there is easy access down to the trails in Hulls Gulch. Only the third owners of this property, the Allens got started on the updates soon after buying the home. The first thing to go was the old cedar-shake roof. Next came a redo of the master bedroom. By today’s standards, the master bed and bath were too small. By the time that was completed, the home had gone from 2,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet. Other plans are on the table. Someday there will be an in-ground swimming pool in the backyard, and Chris says he is going to do something about the land-

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Ann DeBolt and Roger Rosentreter created a natural oasis in the lot behind their Southeast Boise home.

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Wanted: Horticulture and history lovers BY MELISSA DAVLIN Tucked away off Broadway Avenue in Boise is a plant lover’s paradise. Ann DeBolt and Roger Rosentreter have spent the last 15 years living in the Southeast Boise home and making it their own. But DeBolt, a botanist at the Idaho Botanical Garden, and Rosentreter, a retired botanist for the Bureau of Land Management, now are selling the property in an effort to downsize and accommodate their plans to travel. The home, built about 100 years ago (different records contradict each other, DeBolt said) overflows with charm and character. It boasts historical connections in unique ways. Inside, two areas of floor are tiled with broken pieces of a blackboard from the classroom where famed Idaho Sen. Frank Church attended primary school as a child. Boise poet Charles David Wright, who

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lived in the home with his wife, Ruth, and taught English at Boise State University, wrote about the home in a book of poetry. Ruth Wright gave a copy of the book to DeBolt and Rosentreter after she had moved out. She also passed on stories about the home to the couple: In the ’60s, historian and author Wallace Stegner visited the Wrights there and mentioned the visit in an article published in The Atlantic, DeBolt said. Another highlight of the property has nothing to do with the house. On the back lot, DeBolt and Rosentreter created a xeriscaped oasis, using only plants that require little or no supplemental irrigation. Some of those plants, like the mockorange syringa, are native to Idaho, while others come from the couple’s travels. Both have picked up plant starts and seeds from domestic and far-flung locales with climates similar to Idaho’s dry desert. Yuccas, large irises, Indian ricegrass, desert willow, foxtail lily and other plants are scattered throughout the property. The property wasn’t always a horticulturist’s dream. When DeBolt and Rosentreter moved into the house in 1997, the lawn and back lot were in bad shape, covered in noxious perennial weeds that threatened to take over the property. But DeBolt and Rosentreter liked the property’s potential. 34

The home itself was in good condition, and was in a good area of town. Over time, the two worked on getting rid of the overgrown weeds. Every year, DeBolt went through the expansive garden on her hands and knees and painstakingly removed unwanted plants until the weed problem was under control. Now, the plants largely take care of themselves. “It’s much easier now,” Rosentreter said. Paths wind through the plants and lead to scattered seating areas — including a fire pit with wood stumps for seats. There are personal touches from DeBolt and Rosentreter throughout the property, and quail and other fowl have made themselves at home among the plants. Neighbor Char Crichton said the house stands out in the neighborhood. “You forget you are in the middle of Boise, and yet you are less than two miles from Downtown,” she said in an email to the Statesman. Crichton added that the couple has kept the house in “pristine condition.” “(It’s) a gem of an older home.” Freelance writer Melissa Davlin has been reporting about Idaho and its people since 2005. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Davlin lives in Boise. She's currently writing a book about Bhutanese refugees in Idaho.


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BREWPUB RENAISSANCE STORY BY JAMES PATRICK KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY BY KYLE GREEN

New craft breweries also dish up tasty gastropub fare.

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Crowds fill the interior of Crooked Fence Barrelhouse in Garden City. In the last few years, there has been a boom in craft brewpubs in Southwestern Idaho.

A beer flight awaits delivery to a table at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Boise. Flights allow you to sample several beers.

Beer brats, chorizos and hot Italian sausages served with beer bread and mustard at Crooked Fence.

he Boise area is in the midst of a craft beer boom, thanks to a deluge of new breweries that have changed the suds scene in the Treasure Valley. Now, tap handles that pour local handcrafted beers are the norm and not an exception at pubs around here. Sure, local microbreweries such as Sockeye and TableRock have turned out good beers and pub grub over the years, but in the past, microbrews from Washington and Oregon have dictated the draught selections at most places. This is certainly not the case anymore. Garden City, in particular, has recently been transformed into brewers’ row. These new brewmasters have found a home along bustling Chinden Boulevard, where the industrial setting is a perfect fit for all those shiny fermentation tanks and other large brewing equipment. CROOKED FENCE BREWING started production on Chinden Boulevard in 2012. This microbrewery uses a 15-barrel brewing system to produce a variety of handcrafted seasonal and flagship brews, including 3 Picket Porter and Rusty Nail Pale Ale, made by brewmaster and co-owner Kris Price. From the start, Crooked Fence has relied on food trucks to feed customers at its taproom, but opening a gastropub in another location was long ago written into the master plan for this startup. “We always wanted to have a brewpub separate from our taproom that serves great food to go along with our beers, though we figured that was about five years down the road,” says Kelly Knopp, co-owner and creative director of Crooked Fence. “Well, we decided just to go for it now instead of waiting — about four years ahead of schedule.” Crooked Fence Barrelhouse debuted in June next to the Revolution Center (at the corner of Glenwood Street and Chinden Boulevard)

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Valley brewpubs CROOKED FENCE BREWING CO. 5242 Chinden Blvd., Garden City (208) 890-4120 www.crookedfencebrewing.com CROOKED FENCE BARRELHOUSE 5181 Glenwood St., Garden City (208) 376-4200 www.cfbarrelhouse.blogspot.com 10 BARREL BREWING CO. 830 W. Bannock St., Boise (208) 344-5870 www.10barrel.com HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise (208) 343-6820 www.highlandshollow.com RAM BREWERY 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise (208) 345-2929 www.theram.com/idaho/boise 3272 E. Pine Ave., Meridian (208) 888-0314 www.theram.com/idaho/meridian TABLE ROCK BREWPUB 705 Fulton St., Boise, (208) 342-0944, www.tablerockbrewpub.com SOCKEYE BREWERY 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise (208) 658-1533 www.sockeyebrew.com Sockeye’s second brewpub will be opening in fall 2013 at 12542 W. Fairview (corner of Fairview Avenue and Cloverdale Road) in Boise PAYETTE BREWING CO. 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City (208) 344-0011 www.payettebrewing.com SLANTED ROCK BREWING CO. 2374 E. Cinema Drive, Meridian (208) 288-2192 www.slantedrock.com KILTED DRAGON BREWING 9115 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City (208) 254-2012 www.kilteddragon.com WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT 1114 W. Front St., Boise Opening Fall 2013 CLOUD 9 BREWERY 1750 W. State St., Boise www.cloud9brewery.com Opening winter 2013 BOGUS BREWING 521 W. Broad St., Boise www.bogusbrewing.com Opening spring 2014

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Crooked Fence has the feel of an old-fashioned gathering house.

in Garden City. Knopp and his business partners endured many sleepless nights laboring to open the 7,000-square-foot pub as quickly as possible. “It took us about four months to get this place open after signing the lease. It was a lot of hard work,” Knopp states. The Barrelhouse is located in a former Chinese buffet restaurant. First, they had to remove the large steam tables left behind by the former tenants and take down the drop ceilings, which really opened up the space. There was even a tacky mural of dolphins on one of the walls. That had to be covered up. Once the place was gutted, the real work began. Lots of rustic wood and industrial accents were added inside and out. A long bar now runs along the back wall, just around the corner from a spacious game room with shuffleboard, pool tables and pinball. Beer geeks will get a kick out of the impressive collection of old beer cans that take up an entire wall above the shuffleboard. The Barrelhouse boasts a decidedly old-time saloon ambience, juxtaposed with modern upgrades, but it’s not just for adults. “We want people of all ages to feel comfortable here, like they can hang out,” Knopp says. As for the beer, the Barrelhouse usually pours at least eight Crooked Fence brews at any given time, rotating seasonal beers into the draught selection, as well as a few “guest taps” from other microbreweries around the Northwest. Bartenders also pour frothy handcrafted root beer made by BuckSnort in the Wood River Valley. There is also a select list of Idaho wines for those who aren’t into sipping suds. Brewers at the Barrelhouse are planning to make small batches of beer on site — using a three-barrel system — that will

more brew news Bogus Brewing recently signed a lease on a space in Downtown Boise, at 521 W. Broad St., where it will soon have a taproom. This community-supported nanobrewery should be open by spring of 2014, if all goes well with the fund-raising efforts. Lance Chavez, a former brewer at Sockeye Brewery, will be in charge of the brew crew at Bogus Brewing. Woodland Empire Ale Craft is another sudsy startup that recently signed a lease on a spot in Downtown Boise in the Linen District at 1114 W. Front St. The microbrewery, which will use a 15-barrel brewing system, should have its taproom open later this fall. Nearby, the Prefunk Beer Bar and Growler Fill Station will soon be open in a former service station at 1100 Front St. Here, people will be able to quaff local and regional draught beers and bring in their empty growler bottles to be filled up. Think of it as a fueling station for craft-beer geeks.

solely be consumed at the pub. The main brewery and taproom will continue to operate just down the boulevard, where the larger production takes place. The brewery even started canning a few of its beers recently, with the help of a mobile canning operation. Crooked Fence has always done things a little differently, from its nuanced brews to the fun artwork that bedecks the beer bottles and tap handles — designed by Knopp himself, who happens to be an accomplished artist. So why would their pub fare

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ENJOY THESE LOCAL RESTAURANTS WHEN MAKING YOUR DINING DECISIONS TREASURE VALLEY BOISE 13th St. Pub & Grill Andrade’s Anniversary Inn Asiago’s Downtown Bar Gernika Bardenay Berryhill & Co. Bier Thirty Big Juds Boise Fry Company Boise Stage Stop Café Ole Cafe Vicino Casanova Pizzeria Chandlers Steakhouse Crescent Bar & Grill Deli George Elmer’s Eddies Fine Food El Gallo Giro

Flicks Fork Hyde Park Pub and Grill Java Kanak Attack Katering Kopper Kitchen Leku Ona Los Betos Lucky 13 Luciano’s Italian Restaurant Lulu’s Pizza Mazzah Mediterranean Pad Thai House Pantry Restaurant Parrilla Grill Riveride Hotel Rooster’s Eatery San Francisco Sour Dough Eatery Smoky Mountain Sunrise Cafe Tavern At Bown Crossing

The Lift The Refuge Tucanos Brazilian Grill Westside Drive In Westy’s Garden Lanes Willowcreek Grill & Java Zeppole Baking Company

MERIDIAN 2 Fat Guys - Fresh Deli Big Al’s Cheerleaders Sports Bar Epi’s A Basque Restaurant Express Cafe Ginos Italian Ristorante & Bar Jaker’s Jb’s Restaurant Kahootz Pub & Eatery Ling & Louie’s Lucky Fins

Los Betos Main St Burger Pinnacle Sports Grill Porterhouse Rudy’s Pub & Grill Sa Wad Dee Smoky Mountain Sunrise Cafe Winger’s

EAGLE Bardenay Bodacious Pig Davinci’s Joe Momma Breakfast Eatery Rice Smoky Mountain

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B29 Streatery Big Al’s Big Daddy’s Barbecue Boise Fry Co. Dippin Donuts El Gallo Giro Kanak Attack Katering

Tablerock Brew Pub Highlands Hollow 10 Barrel Brewing Company Bier Thirty Sockeye Grill & Brewery Idaho Hop House Kahootz Pub & Eatery

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not be whimsical as well? “With our food, we decided to continue with our ‘perfectly unusual’ philosophy. The menu ties into that belief,” he says. Knopp must be talking about the cheeseburger topped with candied bacon on a glazed donut bun. Or he could be referring to the corned beef taco or Frito chili pie, draped with porter-kicked turkey chili. The brew-friendly appetizer list includes flatbread pizzas, housemade bangers and mash and poutine-style fries smothered with chopped prime rib, gooey Parmesan and a peppercorn sauce spiked with Sins of Our Father imperial stout. “Our goal is to offer scratch cooking with fun twists on comfort food,” Knopp explains. “If we can find food locally, we’ll definitely use it. And we’ll be using more and more local food as time goes on.” Chef Frank Garro’s menu, which also includes wraps, salads, sandwiches and burgers galore, currently sources products from Homestead Natural Foods, Pastry Perfection and Zeppole Baking Co., to name a few. The Barrelhouse also offers a weekend brunch menu with plenty of fun takes on classic morning dishes. Without a doubt, the Barrelhouse has become all the rage since it opened its doors. “The amount of business we’ve done has exceeded our expectations. Now we are just honing everything so it runs smoothly,” Knopp says.

IN DOWNTOWN BOISE 10 Barrel Brewing Co. is another new brewpub that became a just-add-beer sensation after opening earlier this year in the 1920s-era Sherm Perry Building at the corner of 9th and Bannock streets. This Bend, Ore.-based microbrewery and pub chose Boise for its second location because of the potential in the Downtown core. “We really want to help build on the draw of Downtown, and hopefully expand the 8th Street corridor to open up even more possibilities around the corner and to surrounding areas,” says Garrett Wales, managing partner of 10 Barrel Brewing. The Bend brewpub has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts since it opened in 2006. Wales and his partners also wanted to go after this group in Boise. They even put in lots of bicycle parking out front to lure the pedal crowd. “There are a lot of similarities between Bend and Boise, especially among the demographics. Boise appears to have a very active and outdoors culture, much like in Bend. This is an audience that we tend to really tap into and relate with,” he says, no pun intended. The folks at 10 Barrel worked day and night remodeling the 9,000-square-foot building, most notably by removing the 38

A stone-oven pepperoni and mushroom pizza and a pastrami burger with swiss cheese, pickle and Thousand Island dressing at 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

drywall and drop ceiling—exposing the brick walls and beautiful old timber beams—and adding garage-style doors that open up onto the sidewalk. Then in went the large tanks and other brewing equipment, followed by a full-service kitchen. “Our Boise location is three times the size of our Bend pub. We don’t actually brew on site at our Bend location, as all our brewing comes out of the production facility across town,” Wales explains. “We have a fully sustained brewery inside the Boise location. We also have a barrelaging room right in the middle of the dining room.” The brewery produces around 15 different kinds of beers, like Apocalypse IPA and Sinistor Black Ale. Shawn Kelso, formerly of Barley Brown’s Brewpub in Baker City, Ore., heads up the brew crew at 10 Barrel, which as the name suggests, uses a 10-barrel brewing system. The place also serves inventive cocktails, like huckleberry lemonade with Idaho vodka, and Northwest wines. As for the grub, the kitchen goes out of its way to source a multitude of local foodstuffs for the menu, which has a litany of producers at the top of the page. Shout-outs go to Acme Bakery, Purple Sage Farms and Independent Meat Co., and the list goes on. The Northwest gastropub offerings include appetizers, entrée salads, burgers, sandwiches and blistered stone-oven pizzas — all of which play well with the handcrafted brews. There is also a kids menu and plenty of soft drinks for the wee ones. Good picks here are the steamer clams with bacon and the charcuterie plate, an

array of cured meats and ale-spiked sausages (from the Porterhouse Market in Eagle) with a tangle of pickled red onion, cornichons, Manchego cheese, stone-ground mustard and candied almonds from City Peanut Shop. 10 Barrel also makes a mean pubhouse burger. This monster is served on a crusty bun with an overload of grilled ground beef, smoked cheddar, crispy bacon, lettuce, dill pickle and fried onions in a black ale batter. There are lighter sandwiches for those who are not into double-fisting their food. Try the Mediterranean-inspired chilled steelhead sandwich; a fluffy beer bun layered with grilled salmon, cucumber, hardboiled egg, olives, arugula and tomato. Vegetarians will find plenty to eat, too, like a roasted cauliflower sandwich and an asparagus salad with shaved Parmesan and almonds.

OLD FAVORITES STILL THRIVE Of course, microbreweries that serve upscale pub fare are hardly new to the Boise area. Places like Highlands Hollow Brewhouse and the Ram Restaurant and Brewery have been constants in the local brewpub game over the years. People have also flocked to TableRock Brewery since it opened in 1991, making it the oldest brewpub in Boise. TableRock uses a 12-barrel brewing system to produce a bevy of craft beers such as Copperhead Red Ale and Hophead IPA Version 2.0. The kitchen consistently pumps out heaping nachos, sambal-kicked hummus, inventive burgers and a tasty pesto BLT. And let’s not forget about Sockeye Grill and Brewery, which has been a neighbor-


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some brewpubs in vacation locales There are few things better than a burger and a cold brew after frolicking in the great outdoors. Here’s a look at several brewpubs in the hinterlands where you can chill after a long day of fishing, hiking or bicycling. SALMON RIVER BREWERY 300 Colorado St., McCall (208) 634-4772 www.salmonriverbrewery.com In McCall, Salmon River Brewery has been popular since it debuted in 2009. This microbrewery, located about six blocks south of Payette Lake, boasts a funky mountain ambience and turns out a bevy of craft brews. The Northwest-inspired pub menu includes deep-fried dill pickles and a blackened elk burger smothered with gooey blue cheese.

Good food and good fun — including the beer — mean the Treasure Valley’s brewpubs have become popular hangouts. Above, the inside of 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

hood fixture on Cole Road in Boise since 1996. This popular brewpub not only turns out great handcrafted beers and upscale pub grub, it also features weekly live music on the patio. Sockeye is especially known for its Dagger Falls IPA and Hell Diver Pale Ale, both of which are now sold in cans as well. The brewery recently opened a large canning facility near the corner of Cloverdale Road and Fairview Avenue in Boise, where it uses a 20-barrel brewing system to produce all those cans of brew that have popped up in stores throughout the region in the last few months. Sockeye has plans to open a second brewpub at its new location later this year. “The food here will be similar to our other brewpub, but we’ll probably have some different items on the menu,” says Josh King, head brewer at Sockeye. Not all the new brew ventures around town are intended for large spaces, though. For instance, Cloud 9 Brewery is in the process of setting up a small brewpub in the former Moxie Java spot near the corner of 17th and State streets in Boise. If all goes well, Cloud 9 should be open by year’s end. This North End nanobrewery (meaning that it will use a four-barrel brewing system or less) is the brainchild of longtime Boiseans Jake and Maggie Lake, who are turning their love of home brewing into a bona fide establishment. They will be making small batches of organic brews on site, to be sold exclusively at the pub. “We’re not going to put a lot of beer into the marketplace,” Maggie Lake says about

the diminutive nature of their business. Serving food has been part of the Lakes’ plan from the beginning. Expect to see a gastropub menu that is both seasonal and rife with local foodstuffs. The 1,400-square-foot space will have a small kitchen and a 26-seat dining room. The seating will spill out onto the patio during the warmer months. “It’s a nanospace for a nanopub, that’s for sure,” she says.

FOOD TRUCKS PLAY A ROLE A handful of new craft breweries around the Valley — whether they are micro or nano — are only interested in producing beer, though, and not venturing into the restaurant business. Places like Payette Brewing Co. in Garden City and Slanted Rock Brewing Co. in Meridian leave that task up to local food-truck vendors, who show up on busy nights at various taprooms. “We’ve had great success with the food trucks. People really love that they can step out the front door and grab something good to eat,” says Michael Francis, owner and head brewer at Payette Brewing. Kilted Dragon Brewing, a new nanobrewery on Chinden Boulevard in Garden City, also relies on food trucks for its dining services. The local craft-beer scene is definitely a dynamic force, with more and more places slated to open in the coming months. This unfolding brewmania sure makes going out for a burger and a beer more enjoyable.

MCCALL BREWING CO. 807 N. 3rd St., McCall (208) 634-3309 www.mccallbrew.com Nearby, you will find McCall Brewing Co., a brewpub that has been producing handcrafted ales for nearly two decades. Sit on the deck and enjoy a brew and a burger from a menu that also includes lots of appetizers, sandwiches and big steaks. SUN VALLEY BREWING CO. 202 N. Main St., Hailey (208) 788-0805 www.sunvalleybrewery.com In the Wood River Valley, Sun Valley Brewing Co. is a great place to kick back and quaff a pint, chosen from a large selection of seasonal and flagship brews. The globally influenced menu has everything from calamari tempura to housemade bratwurst to New Mexico-inspired nachos. SAWTOOTH BREWERY 600 N. Main St., Ketchum (208) 806-1368 www.sawtoothbrewery.com Sawtooth Brewery is a new nanobrewery that recently opened a taproom in downtown Ketchum — in the lobby of the Clarion Inn. Sawtooth doesn’t serve food, but it offers menus from places around town that deliver to the taproom. Go ahead. Order a New York-style pizza from Wiseguy Pizza Pie. BAKER CITY BREWING CO./ BARLEY BROWN’S BREWPUB 2200 Main St., Baker City, Ore. (541) 523-4266 www.barleybrowns.com Baker City Brewing Co., also known as Barley Brown’s Brewpub, has kept people happy over the years with its line-up of handcrafted brews. The barbecued baby back ribs and fish and chips are noteworthy picks on the menu.

James Patrick Kelly, a restaurant critic at the Idaho Statesman, is the author of the travel guidebooks “Moon Idaho” and “Spotlight Boise.” He also teaches journalism at Boise State University. AUGUST 2013

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The women of Precept bring Idaho wines to life GREAT NORTHWEST WINE By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman

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aurine Johnson and Meredith Smith play important roles as winemakers at wineries owned by Precept Wine — the Pacific Northwest’s largest privately held wine company — and they embrace the autonomy that making wine in the Treasure Valley affords them. Johnson, who grew up in Twin Falls, is the head winemaker at Ste. Chapelle — Idaho’s largest and oldest winery. It’s also been the only company she’s ever worked for, having started at the Sunny Slope icon in 1987 after college. “I wanted to be a veterinarian,” she said. “That’s what I went to school for, but I needed a job, and Ste. Chapelle had an opening for someone with a science background. My degree was in animal science, and I probably could have pushed my way in somewhere — something to do with veterinary science — but I’m really happy to be a winemaker.” For Smith, a Boise High and Boise State graduate, her work at Sawtooth Winery in Nampa marks a second career. The former accountant now serves as the boots-on-theground winemaker, although her official title is “associate winemaker.” She also helps manage Skyline Vineyard — the largest planting in Idaho at 400 acres — and the 60-acre Sawtooth Vineyard that surrounds her winery. “I’ve always loved to grow things and to be outside,” Smith said. “I love to watch the transition from small seeds or young vines to what they produce at the very end. It’s really rewarding after you put in all the effort in the vineyards and have all the success in the end.” Seattle-based Precept Wine employs 11 winemakers for its brands in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Australia, but Johnson and Smith are the only women in featured roles as winemakers. “I’m not sure that it has anything to do with being a woman,” Johnson said. "I think it’s more about Idaho being a good 40

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Idaho native Maurine Johnson is the head winemaker at Ste. Chapelle.

place to raise your kids, and most of winemakers here are native. They grew up here, left and came back. I grew up in Twin Falls, which is in the southern part of the state, but I think those of us living in Idaho just consider ourselves ‘Idahoans.’ We have a real sense of place and a real sense of loyalty to our state. And I think that’s why Ste. Chapelle does so well in Idaho. It’s because the state has a loyal fan base.” There’s a bit of the pioneer spirit among Idaho’s winemakers. The Snake River Valley is an emerging region with award-winning wines that are commanding international attention. Idaho doesn’t have the flash or panache of regions on the West Coast, but there are opportunities for passionate people entering the industry. That explains why Smith cast aside work in real estate and accounting for the opportunity to make wine. Her supervisors are Bill Murray, who is based in Walla Walla, and David Minick, Precept’s vice president of vineyards, who lives in Prosser, but there’s always a lifeline in Johnson at the big sister winery. “We’re bouncing ideas off each other, thinking, ‘How can we improve this a little bit?’” Johnson said. The familial feel at Ste. Chapelle seems

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to fit Johnson’s low-key approach. But she makes 120,000 cases of wine each year, which means she’s in charge of more wine than any woman in the Pacific Northwest


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Mark your calendar for upcoming wine events and festivals UPCOMING AT STE. CHAPELLE WINERY

UPCOMING AT SAWTOOTH WINERY

SOME OTHER AREA WINE-RELATED EVENTS

Ste. Chapelle is a popular entertainment venue. Its 12-week Sunday Summer Concert Series is winding down with the following performances:

Sawtooth Winery, founded in 1987, offers a sweeping view of the state’s largest vineyard. Its Sips and Sounds live music series closes out with this performance:

F Aug. 24 and 25 — Idaho Food and Wine Festi-

F Aug. 25: Neil Nelson Band, a country sound with food by Kanak Attack’s Munch Box and Buy Idaho Vendors. As many as 25 Buy Idaho booths will return this year to sell and showcase products and services. F Sept. 8: High Street Band, a zoot-suit horn band and food by 3 Girls Catering. Gates open at noon, with the performances 1-4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person; ages 16 and under are free. Picnic baskets are welcome, but no outside alcohol. Wine/beer are available for purchase. Selected wines for tasting are included with admission, but a souvenir glass costs extra.

F Sept. 29: second annual Idaho Wine Run. Ste. Chapelle serves as the start/finish line of the five runs, highlighted by a marathon. Samples from more than 10 wineries will be provided after the race, along with performances by Desirae Bronson and Pickin’ Up The Yard. The tasting room is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Ste. Chapelle is at 19348 Lowell Road in Caldwell. 453-7840, stechapelle.com.

outside of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. “I’ve visited wineries in California with a single tank that would hold our entire production, and they had rows and rows of them, but we’ve been pretty much this size for 26 years, so this is my comfort zone,” Johnson said. “It’s all I know.” She started in 1987 when Ste. Chapelle was just 11 years old, and along the way came times when another line of work would have been easier to manage. “When my boys were little, I was away from home a lot during harvest,” Johnson said. “It was just something that as a family we accepted, me not being there much in September and October.” There have been rewarding changes for the Utah State grad since she was promoted in 2011 to replace longtime head winemaker Chuck Devlin. “I’ve learned to be more patient in waiting for things to get ripe,” she said. “I’ve learned to stand up for myself in the company. I’ve learned how to delegate a little bit more. And now I’m helping others so they can get to where I am.” Johnson looks back fondly on her early days at Ste. Chapelle, when then-head winemaker Mimi Mook gave her an entrylevel lab position. “I came into that job not knowing anything about wine,” Johnson said. “I was just trying to find a job close to my field. I owe a lot to her because she taught me all the basics and showed me how it all works.” During her 26 years at Ste. Chapelle, Johnson has earned the respect of her peers. Neighboring winemakers say she deserved

F Aug. 25: Bernie Reilly with food by Saint Lawrence Gridiron The grounds open at noon with live music performed 2-5 p.m. There is no admission charge. Picnic baskets are welcome, but no outside alcohol. Wine is available for purchase. It is open seating and family-friendly.

F Also Aug. 25: Idaho MS Wine Ride: A 30-mile bike ride to benefit the Idaho Multiple Sclerosis Society. Afterward, enjoy a catered lunch by Saint Lawrence Gridiron, wine tasting and then the Bernie Reilly concert. 9:30 a.m., Sawtooth Winery. $75 per person. Register at bikereg.com. F Sawtooth also stages its Vineyard Hike Series each Sunday in September. Cost is $30 per person and includes a guided hike, gourmet boxed lunch in the vines, and a wine flight. It is limited to 20 guests. Reservations are required. Sawtooth Winery’s tasting room is open six days a week, noon- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Sawtooth Winery is at 13750 Surrey Lane in Nampa. 467-1200, sawtoothwinery.com.

more credit than she’d received in the past, but that’s changing. “I’ve been traveling more to represent Ste. Chapelle,” she said. “During my days as an assistant winemaker, I didn’t get out to do any talking with the public, and that’s been really fun. It’s really rewarding for me when you go out to tastings and places like Costco and people tell me, ‘I love your Soft Red’ or ‘I love your Soft Huckleberry.’ That’s so rewarding to hear how much they love my wine.” Those off-dry and nongrape wines go a long way in paying the bills at Ste. Chapelle because of their broad consumer appeal, if not critical praise. “People will ask, ‘Which is your favorite wine?’ I’ll tell them, ‘They are all my children, and they are all wonderful,’” she said. When it’s time to relax and get away from those kids, the president of the Treasure Valley Chapter of the American Sewing Guild sits down and reaches for quilting needles. “What I enjoy most about winemaking is the combination of creativity and science, and quilting has kind of the same thing,” Johnson said. “It’s basically geometry and math and making sure everything matches up, and the combination makes a really nice product.” As for Smith, it was her love for the outdoors and longtime interest in Idaho wine have led her down this vine-framed path. By the age of 40, she was in Washington State University’s viticultural program and began dreaming. Ironically, it was a wine made by Mook that first got her attention. “In 1986, I was just graduating from high

val: Wine tasting, food provided by local restaurants and food trucks, car show, music, more. Noon to 8 p.m., The Waterfront, 3050 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise. $45 per day, $60 two-day pass, $175 VIP. idahofoodandwinefestival.com.

F Sept. 14 — Eagle Food and Wine Festival: Highlighting select Idaho wineries and pairing them with local chefs. Portion of proceeds to benefit The Wyakin Warrior Foundation, IICACC and the Eagle Food Bank. 6 to 9 p.m. BanBury Golf Course, 2626 S. Marypost Place, Eagle. $40 per person. eaglefoodandwinefestival.com. F Sept. 19-22 — Sun Valley Harvest Festival: Food-and-wine event with chef demonstrations, panel discussions, restaurant walk and more. (208) 450-6430, sunvalleyharvestfestival.com. F Sept. 20-22 — Sunnyslope Wine Festival: Visit eight wineries along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, including Huston, Bitner and Ste. Chapelle for tastings, food trucks, music, wine deals, prizes and more. Winemaker dinners on Sept. 20-21 at select wineries. On Sept. 22, wineries will converge at Ste. Chapelle, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. $30 for three-day passes (includes a tasting glass). 455-7975, sunnyslopewinetrail.com.

school and I was very excited to receive a bottle of Ste. Chapelle Reserve Chardonnay,” Smith said with a smile. “Years later, I had a bottle of Fraser (Vineyard) Cabernet Sauvignon that stood out to me. It opened my eyes to the ability of Idaho to grow some great Cabernet fruit. At that point, I started to look into Idaho as a place where I could potentially work.” Her opportunity to work with Chardonnay (her favorite), Cab and 16 other varieties at Sawtooth began during the summer of 2009 as Murray prepared for his first harvest in Idaho after years of making wine in the Napa Valley. “He and I work very closely together, along with Dave Minick, and I keep them informed of what's going on here in Idaho,” she said. “They come down and work on things we need to, and then they head back to Washington.” Now with all the hats Smith wears at Sawtooth, including events manager, it’s a wonder she finds time to do all the recreating she enjoys — camping, mountain biking, running, fly-fishing, skiing and backpacking. “That’s what’s nice about Idaho,” Smith said. “You get the nice fruit that’s grown here so you can make some fabulous wines, and you also get that outdoor environment so you can play in the outdoors.”

Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman run Great Northwest Wine, a news and information website. Learn more about wine and see more of their stories at GreatNorthwestWine.com. AUGUST 2013

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Upcoming events in support of nonprofit groups COMPILED BY DUSTY PARNELL TODAY (SATURDAY, AUG. 24) Idaho Botanical Garden Bug Day — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $4/members and youth ages 4-12, $8/non-members. Fun-filled bug awareness day. 343-8649; idahobotanicalgarden.org Nampa’s 6th annual Pooch Party Stroll & Splash — 9 a.m., Lakeview Park, $30/dog, $10/additional dogs. One-mile walk and splash for families and their dogs, contests, raffles. 468-5858; nampaparksandrecreation.org Ultimate Car Show and Fundraiser — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., J’s Ultimate Hand Car Wash, 3756 Chinden Blvd. Classic/modified car show, live music, drawings to raise money for 7-year-old Garrett Eberhard (recently diagnosed with bone cancer). 447-9270 Canyon County Pet Haven Humane Society Ice Cream Social — 5 p.m., Lakeview Park Amphitheater, $5, ice cream and tribute to the Beatles concert, food available; bring blankets or low chairs. 459-9372; ccpethaven.org MONDAY, AUG. 26 SNIP Drink Some Ale ... Save Some Tail — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Victor’s Hogs & Horns, Caldwell; $1 for each bucket of beer sold during happy hour donated to SNIP’s spay/neuter program. snipidaho.org THURSDAY, AUG. 29 Life’s Kitchen 10th Anniversary Celebration — 11:30 a.m.-2

p.m., Life’s Kitchen, 1025 S. Capitol Blvd., BBQ and tour. (Also, student tours every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.). 331-0199; lifeskitchen.org SATURDAY, AUG. 31 Pine Featherville Days — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., South Fork Boise River Senior Center, 350 S. Pine Featherville Road. Arts and crafts, woodworking, classic cars and motorcycles, Carmela wine-tasting, lunch, baked goods, more. 653-2595; 6532112. (This event subject to change because of the recent fires; check on conditions.) SEPT. 5-SEPT. 30 6th annual Recycled Art Show — Boise Creative Center, 1214 W. Front St.; fundraising exhibition and online auction of art created from recycled, reused or found objects; artist reception 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5. Benefits SHIP (Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships) and Second Chance Building Materials Center. 514-8230; secondchanceboise.org WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 4-6 Boise State Andrus Center for Public Policy Women and Leadership Conference — Wednesday, 6 p.m., $115, evening reception with Sandra Day O’Connor; Thursday-Friday, $175 (all-event ticket includes Wednesday reception), all-day speaker events and Thursday O’Connor keynote address. Theme is “Transforming America: Women and Leadership in the 21st Century,” and features many prominent women leaders. 426-3335;

FitOne: a new name for an annual celebration The popular Women’s Fitness Celebration is beginning its third decade with a new name and new goals. “Move For Fun, Get Fit For Life” is the new motto that stands for making fitness a year-round goal for everyone.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 5K PurpleStride — 9 a.m., Ann Morrison Park Old Timers Shelter; $25/adult, $10/ages 3-12, $5 more after Sept. 5, pledge walk. 877-2726226; purplestride.org 29th annual Northwest Children’s Home Fall Classic Golf Tournament — 9 a.m., Quail Ridge Golf Course, Clarkston, Wash., $85, $65/Quail Ridge members. 208-743-9404, ext. 205; northwestchildrenshome.org Caldwell Fine Arts Beat Beethoven 5K & Kids Sonatina Scamper — 9:30 a.m. College of Idaho, $12, $8/under 18 and college students; $15 and $10/after Sept. 2. 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. Preregistration not required. 459-5783; caldwellfinearts.org Run Fido Run 3rd annual Doggie Dash 5K Run/Walk — 10 a.m., Eagle Island State Park, $30, $35/after Sept. 2, $5/park entrance fee per vehicle, 5K dog jog, raffles, benefits local humane organizations; register online or on race day. runfidorun.org

MONDAY, SEPT. 9 LOVE Inc. Melody of Love — 7 p.m., College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, free tickets available in advance, $7 at the door; love offering, “The Wagon Principle” program, live music by the Chicken Dinner Bluegrass Band. 466-7810; loveinctv.org WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation 12th Anniversary Celebration — 5:30 p.m., former Governor's Mansion, 1805 N. 21st St., social and Celebration of Milestone Giving. 343-IWCF; idahowomenscharitablefoundation.org

FitOne Expo 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday-Friday, Sept. 19-20, at Boise Centre. Pick up your packets, check out booths and goodies, get health tips and screenings and more.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Boise Parks & Recreation AdVenture Program 16th annual Curt Recla Moonlight Golf Tournament — 6 p.m., Warm Springs Golf Course, $60. 608-7680, facebook.com/bpradventureprogram Boise Young Professionals 7th annual Celebration — 6:30 p.m., Basque Block, $65/members, $75/non-members, $650/table of 10; awards and silent auction. 472-5258; boisechamber.org

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Red Cross of Idaho Ride for the Red — 8 a.m., Barber Park, $75, 50-, 75- and 100-mile rides through the vineyards and orchards of Treasure Valley. 855-4933; redcross.org/id/boise

What’s new? How about a 9K race in addition to the traditional 5K event? This year, the 9K will be limited to 2,000 runners, but that is likely to grow in the future. The 5K run/walk remains the popular keystone event. So much so, that a Family Wave will be added. The event is still a women’s event, but now families can participate, too, with their own wave. The 9K is still just for the gals. And during the Expo, watch for the free health screenings as well as seminars. There is also a long-term commitment for the proceeds to benefit St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

Race Day 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 5K: Downtown Boise, $27-$32/adults, $15/youth, $12/kids 5 and under (Race Day registration available); waves leave at five-minute intervals; there is also a shorter 1.2-mile course along the Green-

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belt that avoids the hill climb. 9K: 8:39 a.m., Old Idaho Penitentiary, $37$42/adults, $18/youth (NO Race Day registration); one wave. Check the website for more information: http://fitoneboise.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 Idaho Foodbank 15th annual A Chefs’ Affaire — 5:30 p.m., cocktail hour; 7 p.m., dinner; Boise Centre, $100; “A Toast to the ‘20s” theme; six-course dinner, Idaho wine-tasting, auctioning off of chefs; silent auction, Bubbles and Baubles Raffle, live jazz. 336-9643; idahofoodbank.org Terry Reilly Health Services Eat, Drink and Be Healthy — 5:30 p.m., Barber Park Event


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and Education Center, $100, tables of 8 available; featuring local food and wine, wine wheel, live/silent auction. Keynote speakers are Rosie Delgadillo Reilly and Gail LeBow. 318-1258; trhs.org The Cabin’s Happy Hour Book Club: “Tomatoland” — 5:30 p.m., The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., free/members, $5/non-members, RSVP at 331-8000. Discussion about Barry Estabrook’s “Tomatoland.” The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is bringing the author to Boise on Oct. 1 as part of the Tomato Independence Project, and this is a way to prepare for his visit. facebook. com/TomatoIndependenceProject Saint Alphonsus Project Haiti Dinner — 6 p.m., McCleary Auditorium, $100, Celebration Mass, cocktails, Haitian dinner, silent/ dessert auction. Father Rick Frechette talks about Haiti’s continuing recovery from the 2010 earthquake and medical needs of the poor. 367-3997; saintalphonsus.org. Also, visit with Father Rick from 10 to 11:30 am. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Bishop Kelly High School. RSVP to 841-6671 for Saturday event. FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Boise Golf Scramble — 7 a.m., Shadow Valley Golf Course, free/current Leadership members, $80/ member, $90/non-member, $300/$325/ team of 4, $30/$35/golf lesson and lunch, $15/$20 lunch only. 472-5258; boisechamber.org SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Nampa Rec Center 29th annual Harvest Classic Fun Run — 7 a.m. check-in and registration, 9 a.m. race start, Nampa Rec Center; 1mile $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; nampaparksandrecreation.org Walk for the Children of the Shrine Hospitals — 9 a.m., Greenbelt at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, $20/early registration; 1- and 3-mile walks. Sponsored by Daughters of the Nile. 375-0159 Fresco Arts Academy Tri Fresco — 9 a.m., Eagle Island State Park, $30, $35/2-person team, $40/3-person team, $3/lunch non-participants; swim/bike/run/walk triathlon. 9385410; frescoarts.org NF Idaho and CPR of Idaho Stayin’ Alive With NF — 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., CPR of Idaho office, 943 W. Overland Road, Meridian; adult CPR classes offered with donation to NF Idaho (neurofibromatosis); class size limited. RSVP 559-1260; nfidaho.org First Tee of Idaho Kids Golf-a-thon and Recognition Event — 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Julia Davis Park (east side), pledge golf marathon for kids ages 5-7 and kids 8 and up. Benefits scholarships for First Tee programs. Recognition event: 5-7 p.m., Stueckle Sky Center, recognizes First Tee and Golf-a-thon participants, instructors, vol-

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Art in the Park at Julia Davis Park in Boise The Boise Art Museum’s 59th annual Art in the Park takes place from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (5 p.m. close on Sunday) from Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 8. The popular event features more than 250 artists, 40 food vendors, a children’s art tent, live entertainment and more. Get more information at boiseartmuseum.org or in the special program insert in the Sunday, Sept. 1, or Wednesday, Sept. 4, Idaho Statesman. Also, look for more information about the artists in the Friday, Sept. 6, issue of Scene magazine. unteers, sponsors. 938-3411; thefirstteeidaho.org The Isaiah Foundation Closer to Heaven Mountain Living Home Tour — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Idaho City, $10, $15/day of event; tour of several homes and two historic buildings rarely open to the public; 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 or in advance at BoiseStateTickets.com; pick up map at Senior Center. 392-9992; isaiahsranch.com Cascade Lake 4-H Camp Camper for a Night — 5 p.m., Indian Creek Winery, $100, $550/table of 6, $700/table of 8; dutch oven dinner, wine tasting, live music by Possum Livin’ Band. 467-3237; cascadelake4hcamp.com Preservation Idaho Gala — 6 p.m., 1320 Warm Springs Ave., $50; 338-9108; www.preservationidaho.org Boise Contemporary Theater Season Opening Celebration — 6 p.m., Boise Contemporary Theater, $100, cocktails, dinner, silent/ reverse auction and one-night-only exclusive performance. Tickets online or at 331-9224 ext. 205; http://bctheater.org SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology Annual Rock Party — noon-4:30 p.m., Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old

Penitentiary Road, $4, $3/seniors, $2/kids 614, free/ages 5 and under & members; hands-on kid stations covering mining, archeology and geology, gold-panning, geology hikes and more. 283-3186; idahomuseum.org Daughters of the British Empire 12th annual Afternoon Tea — 3 p.m., Barber Park Event Center, $25/in advance only, traditional tea with sandwiches, scones, fancy cakes. Benefits the Western District British Home, Idaho Foodbank and Boise Rescue Mission’s Veterans Program. 342-2821; dbeidaho.org TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17-18 Ronald McDonald House J.R. Simplot Memorial Golf Tournament/Dinner & Charity Auction — 5:30 p.m., Sept. 17, Stueckle Sky Center, Dinner & Charity Auction; Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m., Falcon Crest Golf Club, $350, $1,400/$2,000/$5,000/sponsorships for one or two teams of golfers; includes golf and pre-night dinner (with guest), prizes, auction, lunch and more. Deadline is Aug. 31. 336-5478; rmhidaho.org THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 March of Dimes 6th annual Blue Jean Ball — 6 p.m., Coolwater Creek, Meridian, $125, $1,000/table of 8; Western-style dinner, live/silent auctions, entertainment, music, dancing and more. 336-5421; marchofdimes.com/idaho

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Upcoming events in support of nonprofit groups FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Living 3rd annual Golf Scramble — 8 a.m., Eagle Hills Golf Course, $100/person, $400/foursome; contests, silent auction, raffles and BBQ lunch. 424-1323; chrysaliswomenidaho.org FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 20-21 Treasure Valley 17th annual Highland Games and Celtic Festival — Ceilidh, Sept. 20, 6:30-11 p.m., Boise Depot, $8, $10/door, Scottish food and beer; Highland Games, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Expo Idaho, $8/$10 nonmembers, $4/$5 non-members ages 5-15 and seniors; athletic competitions, music, entertainment, dancing competitions/ demonstrations, more. Idahoscots.org SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Victorian Boise at The Bishops’ House — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bishops’ House, Old Penitentiary Road, free; Victorian life in Boise with special “guests” Julia Davis, Temperance Bown and Mary Hallock Foote; Victorian era displays, children’s activities, music and refreshments; a Boise 150 event. 342-3279; thebishopshouse.com 6th annual Fall To Worship Concert — 3-8 p.m., Lakeview Park, Nampa, free food and free family-friendly concert; bring food donations for the Storehouse Community Outreach. Falltoworship.com Capital High School Band 3rd annual Nine & Dine Golf Scramble — 3 p.m., Shadow Valley Golf Course, $55/golf and dinner, $40/golf only ($5 more after Aug. 28; final deadline Sept. 5), $20/dinner only; 9-hole scramble, dinner and more. 854-4490 Zoo Boise Zoobilee — 5 p.m., Zoo Boise, $90, $1,000/tables of 10; dinner, live music, live and silent auction, more. Must be 21. 384-4125, ext. 200; zooboise.org 5th annual Sunrise Rotary Club Lobsterfest — 6 p.m., Bishop Kelly High School, $60, $500/tables of 10; fresh Maine lobster (or steak, if you prefer), live and silent auction, entertainment by Boise Straight Ahead. boisesunriserotary.org Land Trust of the Treasure Valley Dinner in the Hollow — 6 p.m., Harrison Hollow Trail Head, $65, dinner, drinks and live music by Ken Harris; benefits land conservation of wild and scenic places close to home. 345-1452; lttv.org THURSDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 26-27 10th annual Idaho Statewide Nonprofit Conference: A Declaration of Interdependence — Sept. 26, Pre-conference Intensives and reception (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); Sept. 27, keynote speaker is author Penelope Burk, (8 a.m.4 p.m.); pricing packages range from $115$299, early bird discounts available through Sept. 6. 424-2229; idahononprofits.org THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 META (Micro Enterprise Training & Assistance) 4th Annual Dividends Through Diversity — 5:30 p.m., Riverside Hotel, $60, $600/table sponsorship, Afghan-theme dinner by the 44

Boise Basin Quilt Guild’s annual Quilt Show Quilts, demonstrations, silent auction, raffle, classes and more: This year’s theme is Rising Stars, so be sure to check out the youth category. This year also commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Idaho Territory with a special exhibit featuring quilting through the ages. The honored guest guild is the Valley of Plenty Quilters from Emmett.This is a judged show. The special guest lecturer and instructor is quilter and author Marsha McCloskey, who specializes in feathered star designs. She has written or co-written 29 books on quiltmaking. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Expo Idaho, $6, under 6 free. McCloskey Lecture and Trunk Show, 7 p.m., Saturday, $20. More information online about the show and weekend classes: www.boisebasinquilters.org. Kabob House, guest speaker, video presentations and awards to four local entrepreneurs in celebration of ethnic and business product diversity; this year’s honorees are Tim and Lynda Linquist (We Rent Goats), Angelique Uwishema (Angel’s Day Care), Jenny Moorman (Care Advocate Group) and Horacio Castillo (Janitzio Restaurant). 336-5533, ext. 344; metaidaho.org Idaho Humanities Council 17th annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner — 7 p.m., Boise Centre, $60, $125/benefactors, $600/tables of 10, $1,000/benefactor tables of 10 ; Featuring Nation Book Awardwinning author Nathaniel Philbrick (“Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution”), postevent author signing; silent auction of autographed first edition books. 345-5346; idahohumanities.org FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 2nd Bi-annual FUNDSY Fairways Golf Scramble 2013 — 11:30 a.m., buffet lunch followed by scramble, $150, After Party includes food, entertainment, prizes and raffle; benefits Create Common Good. 8667516; fundsy.org Junior League of Boise 2nd annual Brown Bag Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Riverside Hotel, $25, “STEM Education in the Treasure Valley.” 424-5011; jlboise.com Idaho Botanical Garden Grow the Garden Party — 6 p.m., Idaho Botanical Garden, $65/members, $75/non-members, $260/table of 4, $520/table of 8; food by Bon Appetite, drink, silent/live auction. 343-8649; Idahobotanicalgarden.org SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 28-29 Meridian Lions Club 24th annual Rodeo — 1 p.m./pre-rodeo events, $10, $7/seniors & children (ages 6-12). Proceeds benefit Lions projects. meridianlions.org SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 Horseshoe Bend Race2theSummit and Kids

The raffle quilt was designed and constructed by the Boise Basin Quilt Guild and quilted by LaRaye Deats. Fun Run — 8 a.m., Horseshoe Bend City Park, $50/half-marathon, $40/10K, $30/5K, $10/Kids Fun Run, $5 more after Sept. 1; 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 Horseshoe Bend schools. 344-6604; race2thesummit.com 8th annual NAMIWalks — 9 a.m., Albertson's Headquarters, 250 ParkCenter Blvd., 1K/3K/5K pledge walk; benefits National Alliance on Mental Illness, register online namiwalks.org Idaho State Historical Museum 40th annual Comes to Life — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Idaho State Historical Museum and surrounding areas at Julia Davis Park, free/donations accepted; annual festival celebrates with living history demonstrations, entertainment and handson activities. 334-2120; history.idaho.gov. (See related story on page 8.) Daughters of the Nile annual Luncheon and Fashion Show — Noon, El Korah Shrine, $25, lunch, silent auction, fashion show. Benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. 375-0159 SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 Dry Creek Historical Society Old Time Farm Days — 11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Schick-Ostolasa farmstead, 5006 W. Farm Court in Hidden Springs, $3, $2/kids; experience what life was like in the 1860s. Activities for kids. Food, auction, music by High Desert Band. Benefits restoration of the historic house and properties. 229-7039; drycreekhistory.org MONDAY, SEPT. 30 Family Advocates Golf Classic — Plantation Country Club Golf Course, dinner for two included. RSVP by Sept. 15. 345-3344; familyadvocate.org Make-A-Wish Foundation 11th annual Serving Up Wishes Gala — Steuckle Sky Center, $175, $1,400/table of 8, table sponsorships available; unique event features about 80


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BSU student/athletes of every sport; also features live auction, wish child presentation and more. Last year’s event raised $290,000. 345-9474; Idaho.wish.org. THURSDAY, OCT. 3 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk — 5 p.m. registration; 7 p.m. 2.5 mile walk, Ann Morrison Park fountain, pledge walk. 658-6662; lightthenight.org FRIDAY, OCT. 4 Saint Alphonsus 5th annual Boise Bunko Babes (for Breast Cancer Awareness) — 6 p.m., McCleary Auditorium, $25, raffles, silent auction and more. 367-3997; saintalphonsus.org/bunko SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 5-6 Idaho Botanical Garden Fall Harvest Festival — Noon-6 p.m., Old Penitentiary Historic District/Idaho Botanical Garden, $3/members, $6/non-members, $5/kids, free/age 4 and under; farmers market, food, beer and wine, live music, hay rides, mazes, kid activities. 343-8649; Idahobotanicalgarden.org SATURDAY, OCT. 5 Idaho Humane Society 21st annual See Spot Walk & Festival — 9 a.m. Julia Davis Park, Gene Harris Bandshell, $25/adults, $15/kids, $20 a person/team or 4 or more, $30/day of event, includes T-shirt and doggie bandanna; 1-mile walk, games, contests, costumes, prizes, demonstrations, treats and more; registration begins Sept. 3. 475-0851; Idahohumanesociety.org

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Women’s & Children’s Alliance SueB Memorial 5K Walk/Run — 1:30 p.m., Julia Davis Park Rose Garden, $25, $20 person/team of 10 or more; music and food from 2:30-5 p.m. Celebrates memory of Susan Newby and kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month; go to website for registration link at wcaboise.org TUESDAY, OCT. 8 Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 130th annual Gala — 6 p.m., Boise Centre, $100/members and their guests, $150/non-members, (extra $25 after Oct. 2), $100/VIP reception w/photo op, tables/call for info, business attire; dinner, live & silent auction; keynote speaker Capt. Richard Phillips, hero of the Somali pirate hijacking of U.S. ship, and inspiration of upcoming Tom Hanks movie. 472-5237; www.boisechamber.org

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Upcoming events in support of nonprofit groups THURSDAY, OCT. 10 Birthright of Boise Annual Dinner & Auction — 5:30 p.m., Riverside Hotel, $35, dinner, silent auction, dessert auction and raffle. 939-0871; birthright.org FRIDAY, OCT. 11 Idaho Voices for Children Champion Lunch — Noon, Grove Hotel, $100; this year’s honoree is Gov. Cecil Andrus. 336-8993; Idahovoices.org SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 12-13 Ballet Idaho American Girl Fashion Show — 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days, Grove Hotel, $40, historical and contemporary fashions, refreshments, door prizes and a chance to learn how clothing has changed over the years. Recommended for children 6 and up. Benefits Ballet Idaho Academy. Model call times and place TBA. 343-0556; balletidaho.org 3rd annual Idaho Renaissance Faire — 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Gem Island Sports Complex, Emmett, free; merrymaking and festivities, games and costumes, entertainment and demonstrations, sword fights and dancing. idahorenfaire.org SATURDAY, OCT. 12 Fresco Arts Academy Pumpkin Arts Festival/Arts ‘Til You Drop — 8 a.m.-8 p.m., free/donations accepted, musical, dance, theater performances. 938-5410; frescoarts.org

Showcasing Boise’s rich music history Two events on Saturday, Oct. 5 — the 150Fest and the Bieter Ball — will celebrate Boise’s musical talents. The 150Fest is free and will be held on the Grove Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. Artists featured on the “In Our Town: Songs for Boise 150” CD will perform at the celebration. The Bieter Ball is a ticketed event at the Boise Centre. The evening includes dinner and a variety-show style concert hosted by Curtis Stigers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Musicians’ Fund of Boise. Tickets start at $100 at bieterball.brownpapertickets.com.

street from the stadium and also get access to Life's Kitchen food trailer; call to reserve. 331-0199; lifeskitchen.org OCT. 22-30 Nampa Art Guild Art Show — 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St., free, more than 90 artists participate in juried show, 938-5741, 362-2228; nampaartguild.org

Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association 11th annual Buddy Walk — 9 a.m., Capitol Park, $15, $7 early registration; $20, $10 after Sept. 1; mile walk to Julia Davis Park for entertainment, food, games and raffle. 954-7448; Idahodownsyndrome.org

TUESDAY, OCT. 22 Expedition Inspiration Breast Cancer Research Benefit — 5:30 p.m., Stueckle Sky Center, $50; dinner, live and silent auction, guest speaker is Julie Gralow, M.D.; benefits Brenda Williams Young Investigator Award and annual Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium. 3426065; expeditioninspiration.org

Huntington’s Disease Society of America 2nd annual Team Hope Walk — 1 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, $15/5K run, $5/1-mile and 2-mile walks (3 p.m. start); T-shirts, snacks, gifts for registered participants. 212242-1968; hdsa.org/thwidaho

THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Opera Idaho Auction of Arias — 6 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club, $80, $640/table of 8, $30/8 p.m. program only; dinner, dessert and silent auction; auctioned arias will be sung by cast of “The Marriage of Figaro.” 345-3531; operaidaho.org

MONDAY, OCT. 14 Woman’s Century Club Friendship Tea — 1 p.m., 1624 2nd St. S., Nampa. Gfwccenturyclubnampa.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Boo At The Zoo — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Zoo Boise, zoo admission, costumed characters and contests, games, face-painting and more. 384-4260; zooboise.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 Boise State University Alumni Association 6th annual Presidential Distinguished Alumni Recognition Gala — 6 p.m., Stueckle Sky Center, $60/members, $70/non-members, formal dinner; Distinguished Alumni honorees are Jennifer Ralson Blair, Tom E. Carlile, Boo Heffner and Marti Wiser; Alumni Service Award honorees are Travis Burgess and Matthew Broomhead. 426-1698; alumni.boisestate.edu SATURDAY, OCT. 19 Idaho Foodbank Hunger Bowl: Fans With Cans — Bring canned food to the Broncos homecoming game vs. Nevada; watch for an online competition with Wolf Pack fans. Benefits the Idaho Foodbank, Boise Rescue Mission and Salvation Army.Idahofoodbank.org Life’s Kitchen BSU Tailgate Party — 3 p.m.Halftime, $20/VIP parking; park across the 46

Ballet Idaho Masked Ball — 6 p.m., Mascherato (dinner), $150; 8 p.m., Bistro (appetizers), $50, Riverside Hotel; costumed, blacktie event (wear your mask), dinner, dancing, auction, raffle and special performances. 343-0556; balletidaho.org NOV. 1-DEC. 15 Stor-N-Lock Self Storage Toys for Tots Holiday Collection Drive — Drop off toys at Stor-n-Lock locations; sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps. stor-n-lock.com FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 1-3 Holy Nativity Episcopal Church ‘Tis The Season Bazaar’ — Noon-6 p.m./Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon/Sunday, Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Meridian. 284-3736 or 888-4342 SATURDAY, NOV. 2 Zeitgeist 12th annual Half Marathon — 10 a.m., Optimist Youth

Sports Complex, 9889 Hill Road Parkway, $45, $85/day of race; hilly race for runners/walkers, live music, meal. Benefits polycystic kidney disease research, encourages organ donor registration. 853-1221; zhalfmarathon.com Bishop Kelly Foundation 37th annual Winner’s Choice Dinner & Auction — Boise Centre, $300/couple; “Starry Starry Knight” theme; live, silent and online auction (Oct. 16-Nov. 11 at bishopkellyauction.com). Benefits student scholarships and BK operations. 323-4789; bishopkellyfoundation.org Foothills School annual Auction Celebration — 6:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, $75. 3319260; foothillsschool.org WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 Wishing Star Annual Breakfast — 7:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott in Meridian, free by reservation; breakfast. 345-3008; wishingstar.org FRIDAY, NOV. 8 American Heart Association Treasure Valley 8th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon — 10 a.m., Boise Centre, $100, educational sessions, silent auction, lunch and keynote speaker. 639-3203; boisegoredluncheon.org Life's Kitchen 7th annual Sparkling Wine Spectacular — 6 p.m., Barber Park Event Center, $50; food, wine and auctions. 331-0199; lifeskitchen.org MONDAY-THURSDAY, NOV. 11-14 Ronald McDonald House Joe's Crab Shack Fundraiser — Joe’s Crab Shack. Percentage of sales benefits the Idaho Ronald McDonald House. 336-5478; rmhidaho.org SATURDAY, NOV. 16 28th annual Rake Up Boise — Applications/donations online. 343-4065; nhsid.org THURSDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 21-23 Bogus Basin Ski Club 50th annual Warren Miller Film Festival — Egyptian Theatre. 344-9179 NOV. 27-DEC. 1 Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees — Tuesday (Nov. 26) is Gala night, Wednesday is Senior Tea and Iron Designer, Friday and Saturday are Breakfast with Santa, Saturday is Family Day, and Monday, Dec. 2, is the Festival Fashion Show & Luncheon; some events require reservation and additional event ticket. Benefits the expansion of the Saint Alphonsus Emergency Department in Boise. 367-TREE; saintalphonsus.org/festival NOV. 28-JAN. 5 Idaho Botanical Garden Winter Garden aGlow — $4/members, $8/general admission, $4/ages 5-12, free/under age 4. Annual holiday tradition featuring more than 270,000 lights, local choirs, model trains and, of course, Santa. 343-8649; Idahobotanicalgarden.org FRIDAY, NOV. 29 Idaho Foodbank 16th annual Empty Bowls — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Grove Plaza; $10 and up. Choose from variety of custom-made bowls. Gourmet soup from Boise’s best restaurants. 336-9643; Idahofoodbank.org


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