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n 1592, Shakespeare achieved his first masterpiece on stage with Richard III. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s last completed play, was performed in 1611. 1720 marks the year the symphony began to develop as a musical form, deriving from the overtures of operas. In 1763, 7-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began a three-year concert tour of Europe. The ballet Swan Lake premiered at the Bolshoi in Moscow in 1877. The performing arts are rich in history and timeless beauty.
Boise is home to a plethora of performing arts venues. Our community is very fortunate to have nationally renowned theater and performing arts available year-round for the enrichment of our families.
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My wife, Julie, introduced me to the performing arts over 20 years ago. Recently, I have had the pleasure of holding her hand during performances such as Les Miserables, The Nutcracker, Arsenic and Old Lace and one of my favorite memories of Starlight Mountain Theater watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Take a moment to read about others in our community as they share their memories, thoughts and feelings on the performing arts. Then grab some tickets yourself and start creating memories of your own that will last a lifetime.
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following the retirement of the prior chief deputy. Mahn is excited about this new opportunity and looks forward to working with other elected officials and department heads. The chief deputy is responsible for the overall operations of the treasurer’s three departments: treasurer, tax collector and public administrator.
JEAN HENSCHEID NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR AT MCCLURE CENTER
WENDY OLSON JOINS STOEL RIVES AS PARTNER
Jean Henscheid was named
Stoel Rives LLP announced former U.S.
interim director of the University
Attorney for the District of Idaho, Wendy J. Olson,
of Idaho’s James A. and Louise
has joined the firm as a partner. Olson joins the
McClure Center for Public Policy
litigation practice group in the firm’s Boise office.
Research, based in Boise. Her
“After a long career in public service, I look
appointment follows the retirement
forward to private practice, where I will work with clients on civil and criminal matters, as
of Priscilla Salant, who has served Jean Henscheid
as the director since 2014.
well as assist them with government regulatory
The McClure Center conducts
investigations,” Olson says. “I know that I am
nonpartisan public policy research, informs public policy dialogue
joining a team of incredible lawyers at Stoel Rives who advocate on
and engages University of Idaho students in learning about public
behalf of a diverse array of clients nationwide.”
policymaking. Consistent with Sen. James McClure’s legacy, the cen-
A native of Pocatello, Olson has served in Idaho’s U.S. Attorney’s Office for more than two decades, serving under four U.S. presidents.
ter’s mission is to serve the public through the application of scientifically based research to the public policymaking process.
In 2010, she was sworn in as Idaho’s top prosecutor by President
Henscheid has worked for UI for 14 years, serving as a faculty
Barack Obama. As the U.S. Attorney, Olson administered civil, crim-
member in the College of Education as well as the director of the
inal and appellate litigation and office operations throughout the
university’s general education program. She is lead author on the
District of Idaho, and as the lead federal law enforcement official in
McClure Center’s most recent issue of Idaho at a Glance, Life Choices
Idaho, she coordinated and collaborated with prosecutors and law
of High School Seniors.
enforcement officials at all levels of government. Elizabeth Mahn
ELIZABETH MAHN SWORN IN AS ADA COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY TREASURER Elizabeth “Beth” Mahn has been sworn in as
“I appreciate the thoughtful leadership Jean brings to the McClure Center,” UI President Chuck Staben says. “The center’s good work will continue moving forward as we search for a permanent director.”
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SAINT ALPHONSUS ASSUMES FULL OWNERSHIP OF TREASURE VALLEY LABORATORY Saint Alphonsus will assume full ownership of Treasure Valley Laboratory following the purchase of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories by Laboratory Corporation of America. Since 1999, Saint Alphonsus Regional
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A LOCAL GETAWAY NO AIRFARE REQUIRED ARTICLE LISA FLORENZEN
hirty years ago Susan Camille—now
French- and European-inspired feast for the
Susan Roghani—the founder of Idaho’s
eyes and palate. Its richly colored walls, mag-
premier, award-winning beauty and wellness
nificently painted framed art by acclaimed
company Camille Beckman promised to
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build her loyal gift shop customers a small
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tea room where people could come and dis-
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cuss various topics.
Meeting with Roghani and her daughter,
“My husband and I always wanted a com-
Roshan, who runs the product development
munity gathering place where people could
side of Camille Beckman, it is clear this is an
come and talk about things like politics, reli-
all-encompassing family business. Roghani’s
gion and have social dialogue,” Roghani says.
husband, Foad, and Roshan’s husband, Danish,
Now drive into the parking lot of where
as well as close friends and relatives, have a
Camille Beckman sits—located off State
part in the work, success and joy of seeing The
Highway 44 and Rosebud Lane in Eagle—
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Though it is much more than a venue, The
another structure. It sits stately, regal, yet
Chateau and Le Coq d’Or provide the oppor-
unassuming like a grand European estate.
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You could easily imagine a well-coifed James
European locale to enjoy the same feeling,
Bond dining there with a beautiful Bond girl
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that for a great many of her circle of influence,
dents, this European-fashioned edifice is sim-
life gets in the way of voyaging outside the
ply a reservation call away, and you need not
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use frequent flyer miles.
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Chateau de Fleurs officially opened in
“The thing that makes The Chateau so
October of 2015, after being constructed in
exciting is people can come here and have
only one year, and is a destination escape for
their own experience," Roshan says. "You
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not only get to be in a beautiful space, but
restaurant, an elegantly and tastefully designed
you can create your own experience with it."
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The restaurant menu reads like poetry with dishes covering the flavors of regions in France, Italy and Greece along with Middle Eastern influences. When the gardens behind The Chateau are in full swing, its bounty of vegetables, herbs and even flowers can be found in the dishes served. Roghani and Roshan are emphatic about sustainability, supporting local business, giving back to the earth and providing a Zen-like quality to anyone who walks through the doors. Stress leaves your body walking into the foyer alone. Every part of the restaurant and main structure, from the ornate doors–one of which is 400 years old—interior and exterior design, wall coverings and the small to large-sized event rooms has been plotted, planned and made a reality by Roghani and her team. In the garden walkway, Roghani and daughter say there is a design weaved together in the form of a cross, peace sign and crescent. Oh! Did I mention the artesian well on the premises too?
Since opening their doors, they have served the French ambassador and held weddings, anniversaries, various tea parties and the mayor of Eagle’s inaugural speech. Roshan says she even hosted a yoga class in one of the rooms. Though the pricing of Le Coq d’Or’s menu is comparable to other high-end restaurants in the Treasure Valley, if you look at the entire realm of the experience, service, food and wine quality with this selection, there is no comparison. The Roghanis even have bottles of their new wines on the shelf. The funny thing is, while I was interviewing Roghani and Roshan, it dawned upon me I had written a fictional story awhile back of a restaurant which I always imagined I would go to one day encompassing some of the same nuances of a multitude of European countries under one roof. Though I was born with the traveling bug, I can say with The Chateau and Le Coq d’Or just a short drive away I can quell the bug and feel like a Bond girl—all without losing my luggage or dealing with the TSA. May 2017 | Boise Lifestyle
hough Boise is tucked into the mountains and may be most known for fly-fishing, trail hiking or amazing ski slopes just a short drive
away, the secret is quickly coming out that it is also a well-curated cultural hub. People of a community are brought together by the arts, and it offers one of the biggest reasons why people don’t just move here but stay here. Every day of the week you are bound to find something exciting, whether it’s a musician playing cello on Eighth Street, a contemporary play written by a local author or a concerto being performed by the talented Boise Philharmonic. The arts are the heartbeat of this city and will lift you out of the daily grind, perhaps when you least expect it.
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ARTICLE ELENA TOMOROWITZ
STEVE TROTT BOISE PHILHARMONIC
HOW HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN ENRICHED BY THE BOISE PHILHARMONIC?
It is hard to describe in words. I’ve been involved in music my entire life. It is so wonderful and can be described as a tonic for one’s health, especially in the nonsense of the world today. It is in some ways my cultural epicenter. I’m a judge, so listening to the Boise Philharmonic is my cultural oasis; it is an amazing way to temper everything I do in my professional life. WHAT DOES THE BOISE PHILHARMONIC MEAN TO YOU?
I started going to concerts in 1990 and have been on the board since 1993. I’ve been involved in making it work. One of mankind’s greatest achievements is classical music. It represents something humans have stumbled on, and it takes your heart and soul to places that your life can’t. A symphony can take you to a specific time and place and helps to preserve a history that we can relate to today. DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE BOISE PHILHARMONIC PERFORMANCE.
There is a Russian composer from the late nineteenth century who composed a piece called Pictures at an Exhibition that was performed by the Boise Philharmonic this past February. The composer, Mussorgsky, had a friend who was a painter and an architect who died. He went to a retrospective exhibition of this friend, then wrote a piece based on the visit to the gallery, looking at the pictures. It is a very moving piece. Honestly, it helps me to believe that there’s hope for the human race! You don’t have to know a thing about the symphony in order to come to the symphony hall and enjoy the music.
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BOISE PERFORMING ARTS (CON TI N U ED)
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HOW HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN ENRICHED BY BCT?
directors, set designers, musicians and playwrights who form part of the
When we first moved to Boise four years ago, we bought BCT family. A BCT performance always makes for a great night out. We season tickets to most of the performing arts companies in usually go with friends, and the discussions afterward are always lively and town. BCT quickly became our favorite and has remained so thought-provoking. ever since. BCT allows us to see original work by influential playwrights performed by professional actors in an intimate setting. What could be better than that? WHAT DOES BCT MEAN TO YOU?
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE BCT PERFORMANCE.
That’s a tough question; there have been so many standouts in the four years I have been going to BCT. I would say Red by John Logan from the
2013-2014 season still lingers in my mind. It’s the story about the painter Mark
BCT means that living in Boise, Idaho, doesn’t equal Rothko and his studio assistant that has lots of intelligent things to say about being theater-deprived. It means I get to meet fabu- the nature of creating visual art. The dynamic between the two actors was lous and highly creative people, namely the actors, mesmerizing and the sets just perfect.
IDAHO DANCE THEATRE
The Idaho Dance Theatre was founded in 1989 and continues to fascinate Boise audiences as they innovate each year. They hire guest choreographers for just about every show to stay fresh and exciting and often collaborate with local composers and musicians to produce shows. Their mission is to not only reach everyone in Idaho but to educate and engage them as well. They believe that dance and dance performances should not just be for the elite but should be accessible and relevant to anyone who cares about arts and culture. They are Boise State’s company in residence, where they perform, quickly rehearse and put on three incredible, main-stage performances each year. 22
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jodi reynolds opera idaho
HOW HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN ENRICHED BY OPERA IDAHO?
are also committed to music
Opera has enriched my life through the
education. Opera Idaho spon-
exposure to an art form which captures all the
sors a children’s choir who per-
majesty, beauty and worldly experiences that
form alongside the principals.
one can imagine. Through the brilliance of
Additionally, the resident artists
its composers and the amazing voices of the
visit local schools to introduce
performers, opera dramatizes every conceiv-
young students to this special
able human emotion, it identifies the highest
musical art form.
levels of the human spirit and it exposes the EGYPTIAN THEATRE
through opera productions but
many forces of debauchery and immorality.
The intricacy and classic 1920s archi-
But the music is magical; for me, there’s no
tecture of the Egyptian Theatre stand
sound in the universe as uplifting to my spirit
ite opera, I reflected on the
out amongst the high rises, new ho-
as the melodic arias from the great masters,
many performances through
tels and restaurants in downtown Boi-
such as Puccini, Verdi, Wagner and others.
the years which I’ve enjoyed,
se. With an ornate interior kept to look
WHAT DOES OPERA IDAHO MEAN TO YOU?
before determining that Opera
as close to how it did when it was built
Opera has gradually found a special
Idaho’s recent production of
in 1927, you will feel like you stepped
place in my life. My first exposure to opera
back in time. It has become a hub for
was to attend a performance of Puccini’s La
Puccini’s Tosca was at the top
the arts, opening its doors for lots of
Boheme at the Rome Opera House when I
from great voices, deceitful-
events, including opera performanc-
lived in Italy. Later, I had the fortune to move
ness, cruelty and, of course, the
es, movies, film festivals, corporate
to Boise, home to Opera Idaho, and more
tragic death of the heroine. It
events and everything in between. It
recently I decided to focus my time and effort
left me breathless!
is one of the few standing theaters
on supporting this extraordinary Idaho organi-
from the grand cinema era and a truly
zation. They provide wonderful entertainment
of my list. It had everything
unique place to catch an event. May 2017 | Boise Lifestyle
BOISE PERFORMING ARTS (CON TI N U ED)
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located on the Boise State campus and was recently named the second best university venue in the nation in its category for live performances. This 2,000seat venue has been home to everything from Dirty Dancing, Ballet Idaho’s performance of The Nutcracker, a talk by the famed writer Garrison Keillor, as well as rock shows, Boise State events, orchestra performances and more. Many non-Idahoans may think Boise is an isolated city, and though it may be geographically isolated, this venue proves that the city is well-connected to arts and culture and brings high-caliber shows to the Treasure Valley.
TELL US WHAT THE BALLET MEANS TO YOU.
When I relocated to Boise, I was happily surprised at the community’s commitment to the arts and is one of the reasons I made Boise my home. I recall a meeting where Mrs. (Esther) Simplot explained her passion for our dance academy, that the ballet students are not the children that get in trouble—it keeps them focused and healthy. I believe that is true for any young person involved in arts, sports or academics. Our dancers are also exceptional athletes! I attend rehearsals occasionally, and the strength, stamina and devotion impresses me every single time. Megan Hearn smiles whether she’s in rehearsal or on stage. Elizabeth Baretto has her own line of custom dancewear that is growing quickly. And one spilled a beverage on me (twice) because dancers talk with their hands. But when you see them onstage—it’s as though they float on air. They are artists on and off the stage. HOW HAS THE BALLET ENRICHED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY’S LIVES?
I grew up in a modest middle-class family with more than a few siblings, yet my parents insisted we had music and dance lessons; they saved so we could attend performances from arts organizations in our community every year. A lot of my exposure came from school field trips, and the ballet offers experiences to groups that may not have exposure to the arts. Over 1,800 students were able to see The Nutcracker and students from The Learning Lab (a family literacy program) were able to attend performances. That exposure builds dreams and transports people like it did for me, and is one of the major reasons I love my work with the Ballet. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE EXPERIENCE WITH THE BALLET?
(Creative director) Peter Anastos’ reputation allows us to perform works from great American ballet royalty like Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. Very few ballet companies outside of New York ever have these opportunities. I also love that our dancers showcase their own work during our New Dance performances. They are responsible for every aspect of the performance: choreography, costume, lighting and music. I believe that it’s another avenue for their artistic expression; it helps keep amazing talent at Ballet Idaho. 24
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HOW HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN ENRICHED BY THE FESTIVAL?
top cultural centers in the United States each and every
In my capacity as a board member who houses/hosts new talent, visiting artists
year when they open the fall season at our sister the-
and their families and former company members passing through town, I become
ater in Cleveland, Ohio. It's amazing to go from a cen-
engaged with amazing people each summer and ultimately create lifelong friend-
tury-old millpond under the beautiful skies of Idaho to
ships. I know I am not unique in this respect. There are many others in the greater
a century-old, beautifully restored and updated theater
metro area who share my capacity as a theater lover and enjoy participating behind
in Playhouse Square (the Hanna Theater) where our
the scenes at this unique outdoor amphitheater with its stunning natural backdrop.
artistic director Charles Fee has been leading the Great
I know many others who have made lifelong connections to the festival's friends,
Lakes Theater for more than a dozen years. Careers
family and colleagues and even extended family members of festival artists. I find
are born, and artists have opportunities many can only
it especially rewarding to appreciate and learn about the younger company mem-
dream about. Very simply, for me, it all starts with the joy
bers through the eyes of their parents, who otherwise might never see their kids
of bringing together friends, wine and amazing food to
perform in Boise were it not for this wonderful community and its great hospitality.
enjoy a night out in one of Boise's truly unique settings.
Finally, as a parent myself, I have been fortunate enough to have had the interest,
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE PERFORMANCE?
resources and time to expose my children to the unique, metropolitan, cultural
Each year, I feel as though I've just experienced my
experiences offered in the city of Boise. And let me not forget to mention my role
favorite show. I expect that will continue to be the case
as the co-founder of a tech company, and a local employer, who totally appreciates
as long as I am fortunate enough to attend the Idaho
that ISF adds to the lifestyle that draws highly recruited employees, and makes
Shakespeare Festival. Each year, I will have a new
them want to choose our community ahead of others, not just for a good job but
lifetime memory, more new lifetime friends and perfor-
because they want to move here! Starting not only with the arts, they move here to
mances I will celebrate forever.
be close to many outdoor destinations like the foothills, the vibrant downtown and the amphitheater on the edge of what was a millpond more than a century ago! WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL MEAN TO YOU?
The festival is not simply about the performances, but the friends I've made each summer, the ability to provide magnificent cultural experiences to our community, the ability to shape and grow the direction of the art we present—creating groundbreaking new productions of shows like Cabaret, Les Mis, My Fair Lady, etc. These shows and the artists who create them go on to perform in one of the
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AN UPSCALE SPORTS BAR Last Friday night, my wife and I stopped by Tap & Cask on Broadway Avenue for a date night. The first thing we noticed was the sheer volume of patrons…this place was packed. Every seat, bar stool and table was filled with satisfied patrons. Next, we noticed the flat screen TV’s on the walls, 55 of them. We had our choice of sports, country music videos and much more to watch while we waited for our table. We arrived right in between happy hours that run from 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to close every day. The staff was friendly and attentive and brought us to our table after just a few minutes. After our drinks arrived and our appetizers were ordered, we were welcomed by the general manager, Marshall Myers. Since this was our first visit, I asked Marshal what the Tap & Cask was all about. “The Tap & Cask is an upscale sports bar with a twist. We took a sports bar, and combined it with a barrel house and a high-class pub.” When we asked about the menu, Marshall beamed as he described the high-quality food, USDA Choice steaks, and hand crafted menu items using fresh, not frozen ingredients. He explained the quality standards of the restaurant, “As a locally owned and operated restaurant, we don’t cut corners. Nothing is overly priced for the quality you are getting.” As I was admiring the surroundings, my wife said, “we should invite some of our friends and come back, this place is nice.” When I saw the Sunday Brunch menu with multiple types of Benedicts, Chorizo and Baked Eggs, and Belgian Waffles, I knew we would be back. My wife ordered the Fajita Steak Salad with tender grilled steak, and I had the Black & Blue Ribeye, blackened on a skillet and covered in a garlic Gorgonzola sauce. Both dishes were amazing. When you stop by for the first time, Marshall recommends the Boise “Crunch” Burger or The Sloppy Suzy Burger. Both are made fresh and are unique. Marshall also recommended everyone try a few samples of beer to make sure you find something you like. He said, “no one knows about our large beer selection. We have a good wide range of local beers as well and the traditional ones. We spend a lot of time sourcing our very good craft beers.” If you’re looking for a casual dining experience, high quality, hand crafted food, and 36 rotating beers on tap to choose from and a variety of classic cocktails, the Tap & Cask may be just what you need.
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COLOR ARTICLE LISA FLORENZEN | PHOTOGRAPHY RADION PHOTOGRAPHY
s a former makeup artist for 30 years, I simply adore color. Years before obtaining real training, in my eager-to-look-grown-up-in-high-school years, I used
practically every shade on my face—at one time. Clowns came to me for tips. Tempering my hue addiction taught me a vital lesson: color, like power, can corrupt absolutely if not used wisely. Now I am all grown up, respectfully using and appreciating shades of my fancy to warm a room, add some pop to a meal or to me. Colors can evoke an emotion, memory or they can inspire, soothe and ignite a soul. They can scream passion, opulence or tranquillity. I wanted to learn from an interior designer’s perspective how they perceive various shades, how it transforms a room and perhaps the people in it. Lyn Williams, of Lyn’s Design Style in Boise, and I chatted a bit about her work, the skinny on shade selection and what it means to be the Pantone color of the year. Boise Lifestyle (BL): As a designer, what colors do you find people gravitate toward? Lyn Williams (LW): Very few people are willing to say they want red in their
rooms. Most are comfy with a neutral palette. When you point out a shade in their shirts or pillows, then they realize yes, we do want color. BL: Are there any colors which you discourage your clients from using? LW: No. I named my company Lyn’s Design Style because, in the end, I want my clients to feel as if they designed the room with their own style. BL: Every year Pantone comes out with their pick for what color is on-trend. LW: Pantone is the company that created the color matching system. This year’s color is a kind of leafy green. I am not sure how they select it, but if you don’t want Courtesy of Radion Photography 28
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to do a lot one can always update a room with trendy accessories, or paint a wall in that color. As a designer, I know the trends, but I don’t tend to follow them.
BL: What colors excite you? LW: I love black and white, grays and neutrals. I bring in pieces with texture to add balance. Soothing colors like blues and greens I use for individual rooms. In kid’s playrooms, I select fun, vibrant colors which stimulate and encourage. BL: Have you ever encountered a place where it seemed color happened to be grossly overused? LW: Personally, I have not, but I did see a picture of the master bedroom in a house which was entirely done in yellow. Everything. There was a time 20 years ago, you had all white walls in your house, and you couldn’t wait to paint them. Now, there is a lot you can do with a clean white background. One can get all caught up in trying to keep up with the “must-have” colors, but if you have trepidation, the key seems to be to pepper in the shade in question with accessories and let them blend into the area. If the color doesn't mesh with your decorative groove, you can go back to your original
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color choices or choose something else. The cool thing about color is you can experiment with pillows, jars, candles, etc. and not be tied down to your choice.
THE MEANING OF COLOR Courtesy of FactMonster.com
RED—In India, it is the symbol for a soldier. In South Africa, red is the color of mourning. In China, it is the color of good luck. It also symbolizes passion, anger and determination.
GREEN—Green is a healing color,
the color of nature. It is youthful, and in ancient Greece it meant victory.
BLUE—Blue stands for love, which is Courtesy of Radion Photography
why a bride carries or wears something blue on her wedding day. A room painted blue is said to be relaxing.
PURPLE/VIOLET—A Purple Heart
is a U.S. military decoration for soldiers wounded or killed in battle. It is a royal color. Purple in a child's room is said to help develop the imagination according to color theory.
YELLOW—In Spain, executioners once wore yellow. It is a symbol of jealousy and deceit. To holistic healers, yellow is the color of peace. WHITE—The ancient Persians believed all gods wore white. A white flag is a universal symbol for a truce. BLACK—Black often stands for secrecy. It is associated with sophistication and elegance. A black-tie event is formal. May 2017 | Boise Lifestyle
CAMP HODIA WHERE DIABETES AND WILDERNESS MEET ARTICLE KRISTEN LYNCH
hildren and teens throughout the country are familiar with the traditions of summer camp. For some kids, cabins and counselors are just a part of a routine summer vacation. But what if you were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a young child and have never had the opportunity to spend time away from your parents? Juvenile diabetes can be a very stressful diagnosis for kids and their families. Some children or teens can feel isolated and depressed, dealing with the daily duress of medications and insulin shots. This is where Camp Hodia steps in. Founded in 1978 by registered nurse Don Scott, Camp Hodia was created out of a desire for kids to connect with other kids who are also diabetic. Scott, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, envisioned a camp that encouraged kids to live full and productive lives while also recapturing part of their lost childhood. Nestled beneath the rugged Sawtooths, Camp Hodia has evolved to include a younger kids and teen camp, a winter ski camp and off-season retreats. The camps are fully staffed with a team of doctors, nurses and counselors and are filled with activities like arts and crafts, horseback riding, swimming, picnics and hiking. However, unlike most summer youth camps, health and diabetes management is the first and foremost focus. Most counselors might agree that food can be the source of contention among campers, but the staff at Camp Hodia keeps their menus diabetes-friendly, using the opportunity to teach kids about healthy habits. However, just because their diets are restrictive doesn’t mean that they can’t splurge every now and then. After all, summer camps and treats go hand in hand and campers at Camp Hodia can also enjoy typical summer camp treats like ice cream and cookies—something that is factored into their diabetes management plan.
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“IT IS AS MUCH A GROWING EXPERIENCE FOR THE PARENTS AS IT IS FOR THE KIDS.”
passionately about his juvenile diabetes camp. According to Scott, the camp offered a little respite from hospitals and treatments, nurturing a positive experience outside of the medical setting. “One day (Don) asked me to come check out their diabetes camp, " Christensen said. "I said, ‘I’d be happy to do that,' but it was up in the Sawtooths, so I planned on just coming up for the weekend.” Christensen didn’t know then that this little weekend trip would be the catalyst for a decades-long commitment. “I just showed up there on a Friday afternoon, and just happened to arrive with the closing ceremony and dance. It was so much fun and heartening. I just became hooked!” Most of Christensen’s previous experience with his patients involved a more regimented relationship. For the first time, Christensen was able to see these kids out of a medical setting, enjoying a summer camp as any other American teenager would. Christensen's role far exceeds just his profession. He participates in all camping events, is on the board for Camp Hodia and directs the Wilderness camp, a backpacking trip for teens. “The Wilderness camp gives these older kids greater confidence and independence to do things that their peers do.” Scott, unfortunately, was not able to see how Camp Hodia has evolved. In 2011, he was tragically killed in a mountain climbing accident. But due to Scott’s passion and commitment, Camp Hodia remains resolute in providing this important and positive experience for Idaho’s diabetic kids, regardless of their ability to pay. Most people do not realize the toll that diabetes can take on the entire family. Medical treatments and costs are expensive and relentless. An opportunity for a child with diabetes to have freedom over their disease gives them a sense of confidence and purpose and also allows their family to take a break from the disease’s negative effects. “There have been many times over the years where I have seen the value this experience brings to the kids and their parents. Many of these kids have never been away from their parents, especially overnight," Christensen says. "It is as much a growing experience for the parents as it is for the kids.” For more information on sponsorship,
Among the many staff members is Richard Christensen, MD, an endocrinologist in Boise. Back in 1994, Christensen’s relationships with his newly diagnosed patients usually involved seeing kids at their very sickest, generally a time that was stressful and traumatic for the entire family. However, it was in this very clinical setting that he met a pediatric nurse, Scott, who spoke
tions, please contact Lisa Gier, executive director, Idaho
Programs at 208.891.1023 or visit Hodia.org. May 2017 | Boise Lifestyle
May MAY 3 BRIAN REGAN PERFORMS STAND-UP MORRISON CENTER A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brian Regan made history with the first-ever live broadcast of a stand-up special
and care. Activities, games, art projects, and up-close animal encounters
in Comedy Central’s history. Regan visits close to 100 cities each year
are also part of the adventure. For more information, go to ZooBoise.org.
and sells out some of the most beautiful venues on the continent. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Morrison Center.
MAY 5-6 RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA MORRISON CENTER Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an orchestra, transformations and all the moments you love. Shows are 8 p.m. May 5 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 6 at the Morrison Center.
MAY 7 BOISE'S GOT FAITH FUN RUN AND FAMILY FESTIVAL JULIA DAVIS PARK
The sixth annual Boise's Got Faith is a community-wide event that allows runners, walkers and the community to come together to sup-
FIRST THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN BOISE
port two local children who are in the fight for their lives against can-
cer. There will be a 5K walk/run, a kids "crazy sock" fun run, a silent
First Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of each month
auction, live entertainment, great food, bounce houses, kids activities
throughout downtown Boise. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 9
and more. RobiesGotFaith.org.
p.m. and provides downtown visitors the chance to stroll through the unique shops and galleries in downtown while enjoying in-store en-
tertainment and special events. Art shows, live music, wine and beer
FREE BOISE DEPOT GUIDED TOUR
tastings, performances, sales and great food!
THE BOISE DEPOT
MAY 5, 7
The Boise Depot is offering tours of the facility to highlight the history of the iconic building and to take guests through the progression of
OPERA IDAHO PERFORMS JULES MASSENET’S WERTHER
local rail service including the railroad's arrival in Boise and the con-
THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE
struction of the depot. The tour will also discuss the depot's years of
Join Opera Idaho for Jules Massenet’s Werther, a tender love story of a
operation and renovation. Tours take place at noon and 1:30 p.m.
poet who would rather die than be without the woman he loves. With hauntingly beautiful melodies throughout, one act alone contains two
of the greatest arias in the repertoire: Charlotte’s aria "Va! Laisse couler
NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY AT IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDENS
mes larmes" and Werther’s "Pourquoi me rèveiller." OperaIdaho.org.
IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Idaho Botanical Garden continues its tradition of participating in National Public Gardens Day by offering free admission all day. The event is
SNOOZE AT THE ZOO
a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gar-
dens and the role they play in promoting environmental stewardship and
Snooze at the Zoo guides will provide evening and early morning treks
awareness, plant and water conservation and education. Plants will be
through the zoo to investigate animals as well as their habitats, behavior
available for purchase in the garden store. IdahoBotanicalGarden.org.
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MAY 19 OLD IDAHO PENITENTIARY PARANORMAL GROUP OLD IDAHO STATE PENITENTIARY Join the International Paranormal Reporting Group from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 19 as they use their unique equipment and knowledge to attempt to connect with inmates and guards of the past. Participants are welcome to bring their cameras. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com.
MAY 20 JDRF ONE WALK KLEINER PARK MERIDIAN, ID This event is to help those with (T1D) Type 1 Diabetes. It is a meaningful way to connect with others who share the vision of a world without T1D. The money raised fuels the ongoing progress that gets us closer to a cure. Please visit Walk.JDRF.org/Idaho to register today!
MAY 20 PAINT THE TOWN 2017 KICKOFF SHERWIN WILLIAMS The event is not only just for our volunteer painters to pick up their painting supplies, but it is also an event open to the Boise community to join NeighborWorks Boise's program Paint the Town in celebrating 35 years of beautifying homes and neighborhoods. There will be food, entertainment and activities for the whole family. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
MAY 21 THEATREWORK'S JUNIE B.'S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL MORRISON CENTER Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a funny, fastpaced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life. Show starts at 2 p.m. at the Morrison Center.
MAY 25 FAITH HILL AND TIM MCGRAW IN CONCERT TACO BELL ARENA Join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at 7:30 p.m. at the Taco Bell arena for Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017. The country music stars have been dominating the music charts since the early '90s. They began touring together in 2000 with their record-breaking Soul2Soul tour, becoming that year’s top grossing and most successful U.S. tour.
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suspecting blind woman to reclaim a mysterious doll. When the doll can’t be found the situation spirals out of control. IdahoShakespeare.org. May 2017 | Boise Lifestyle
Banana Bread with a Twist ARTICLE MISSY WILL
ne of the smells that remind me of my home is my Aunt Dru's banana
bread. I make this when I want to bring back memories of my childhood, and I am sure it will for you as well.
• 1/2 cup butter or a little more • 1 cup sugar • 2 eggs, beaten • 3 bananas finely crushed (for a bit more moist and delicious, try 4 bananas) • 1 1⁄2 cups flour (you can use gluten-free; almond and coconut flour work well) • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I use the paste) • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1. Cream together butter and sugar. 2. Add eggs and crushed bananas. 3. Combine well. 4. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla and walnuts. 5. Mix until combined. Do not overmix. 6. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan. 7. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. 8. Keeps well refrigerated, but it will not last long.
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