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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2019 PUBLISHER

Richard Meyer | richard.meyer@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Julie Meyer | julie.meyer@lifestylepubs.com STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Ruth Novella

Spring in Boise AS MILD AS OUR WINTER WAS, I’M STILL EXCITED FOR SPRING IN BOISE.

STAFF WRITER

Christina Lords CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Jamie Ames, Jordan Gray, Roger Phillips, Shelly West

While fall is still my favorite season here in Idaho, spring sure does rank high on my

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

list. Everything around us is fresh and in the process of renewal. I doubt there are

Roger Phillips, Jonni Armani

many places as beautiful as Boise in the spring. In addition to celebrating Easter on April 21, we can also look forward to Earth Day on April 22. Here at Boise Lifestyle, we wish you the very best this month has to offer. As you learn more about the good news in our area through reading the Around Town, Good Times and Lifestyle Calendar sections, we wanted to make you aware of a new way to find out what is going on just to the west in Kuna, Star and Meridian with our new Meridian Lifestyle magazine, which launched last month.   To view the good news, events and happenings of our neighboring cities, check out LifestylePubs.com/Meridian.

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

Have a little fun on April Fool’s Day, enjoy your family this Easter, and do something

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special to care for our planet on Earth Day. We hope the stories in these pages

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community who strive to sustain it.

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 18 A Bird’s-Eye View How to Appreciate Vultures

20 Where Your Recycling Goes How Boise and Renewlogy Are Reclaiming Your Plastics

26 State & Lemp An ‘Epek’ Farm-to-Table Culinary Adventure

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30 Hunting for Treasure in Treasure Valley Ponds Fishing in Local Waters

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Afternoon Tea at Chateau des Fleurs For a unique experience with friends, associates or loved ones, we invite you to join us each Wednesday at 1pm for Afternoon Tea. Professional and polished, each tea service includes an abundant glass tier of foral inspired sweets, savory and sweet scones, and a filling array of delightful baked goods and pastries. We have a large menu of house-blended teas so robust and passionate, you won’t be able to choose a favorite! Adults $39, children 10 and under receive a discounted rate

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TEDXBOISE 2019 IS READY TO TAKE FLIGHT TedXBoise is bringing another series of “ideas worth spreading” to the Treasure Valley on April 20, from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. This year, the event features speakers sharing their journeys and discoveries, plus local performers bringing you the best of Boise’s live music and entertainment. The after-party is a chance to decompress and explore with the audience and speakers. For more event details, including speaker lineup and to purchase tickets, visit TedXBoise.org.

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year, the homes are open Tuesday through Thursday from 5–8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. The Parade of Homes is a showcase of home designs in new construction by some of the BCA builders. The association was founded in order to bring this event to Boise. A tradition of building excellence, the BCA has been providing annual spring and fall tours of homes since 1956! Member involvement includes judging, awards, publicity, realtors and banquet committees. For more information including the 2019 award winners and an interactive map, visit BCASWI.org

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AWARD-WINNING PIANIST NATASHA PAREMSKI JOINS BOISE PHIL FOR VIENNESE CONCERT The Boise Phil was pleased to welcome award-winning pianist Natasha

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of the Boise Phil Explore Music program. Paremski was awarded several prestigious artist prizes at a very young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of 18, the Prix Montblanc in 2007 and the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010,

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ANIMAL KINGDOM An oriental white-backed vulture perches atop a palace in India. Credit: Munir Virani

Peregrine falcons like these nestlings were once endangered, but because of the Peregrine Fund, they were removed from the Endangered Species List in 1999. Credit: Kurt Burnham

a bird’s-eye view HOW TO APPRECIATE VULTURES ARTICLE JAMIE AMES

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The Peregrine Fund is working to protect harpy eagles in Panama. You can see one on exhibit at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Credit: David Anderson


“WITH A SKY-HIGH MISSION AND PROJECTS THAT CIRCLE THE GLOBE, THE HUMBLE BUILDINGS AT THE WORLD CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY BELIE THE CONSEQUENTIAL WORK THAT IS LAUNCHED THERE.”

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ORLD" CENTER? The first time I heard the cluster of buildings on the hill mentioned, honestly, I laughed. “The World Center for Birds of Prey” seemed lofty for our valley, 330-ish miles from any major metropolis. How little I understood the accuracy of the moniker and

the scope of my error! With a sky-high mission and projects that circle the globe, the humble buildings at the World Center for Birds of Prey belie the consequential work that is launched there. I. FUNDING In the 1950s and ‘60s, use of the pesticide DDT caused a drastic decline in the peregrine falcon population. By 1970, the falcons were extinct in the eastern United States, and fewer than 40 pairs remained in the west. Ornithologists worked to ban DDT and restore the Peregrine Falcon population. In 1999, the peregrine falcon was removed from the Endangered Species List. Public financial support spurred the creation of the Peregrine Fund, a nonprofit conservation organization, to manage the resources coming in. II. FOUR QUARTERS Influence across the globe soon resulted from the work of the Peregrine Fund. To date, the nonprofit has been involved with conservation efforts on behalf of more than 100 species in 65 countries worldwide. Current endeavors span the four quarters with projects in Canada, India and Southern Asia, Kenya and Eastern Africa, Madagascar, Panama, Belize and Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the United States. III. MAKE A DIFFERENCE Many things make a difference to raptors’ survival, including poisons, drugs, loss of habitats and lead ammunition. But what difference do raptors make to us? Birds of prey are the canary in the mine, an indicator of environmental degradation. They are near the top of a food chain that’s only sustainable when balanced. Changes in food sources or landscapes that provide shelter to raise young have tremendous trickle-down effects. IV. CONSIDER ASIAN VULTURES In the 1980s, large numbers of vultures lived in India and Southern Asia—approximately 80 million individual white-backed vultures at one point. India relied on having large numbers of vultures due to the estimated 500 million cows living there, only 4 percent of which are eaten by humans. The rest, after dying, are placed in carcass dumps where the vultures consume their remains. Between 1992 and 2000, the populations of all three species of vultures in India declined by a staggering 97–99 percent. Vultures were dropping dead, and nobody knew why. In 2003, Peregrine Fund biologists discovered there was an anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac, which was being administered to suffering cattle by veterinarians. If a cow died after receiving diclofenac, the drug remained in its system and was consumed by vultures. The birds then died of kidney failure. It mattered to the locals because, without vultures, the feral dog population boomed to 5.5 million animals, thriving on the extra food. As a result, around 38.5 million more humans were bitten by dogs, which led to an additional 47,000 human deaths from rabies. This cost the economy of India more than $34 billion in medical expenses. V. EAGLE EYES ON THE PRIZE “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”  ~Helen Keller The Peregrine Fund is non-political, solution-oriented and hands-on. The nonprofit's “Vision 2050: to CHANGE THE FUTURE” includes the objectives of conserving raptors, engaging people and cultivating excellence. The action steps toward these goals are specific and timebound. It’s said an eagle has 20/5 vision. Humans don’t see so acutely, even with corrective lenses. Perhaps that is why I didn't recognize those buildings for what they are. Since learning the impact of raptor conservation on my world, my vision has changed. World Center? Absolutely. April 2019 | Boise Lifestyle

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WHERE YOUR RECYCLING GOES HOW BOISE AND RENEWLOGY ARE RECLAIMING YOUR PLASTICS

ARTICLE JORDAN GRAY

AFTER FINISHING A CANDY BAR (AND SUCKING

According to the Hefty website, the company even

EVERY LAST BIT OF CHOCOLATE OFF THE PLAS-

developed a bigger 13-gallon EnergyBag in anticipation

TIC), YOU MIGHT MOVE TO THROW THE WRAPPER

of Boiseans collecting large amounts of recyclables.

IN THE TRASH. That wrapper will head from your trash-

In addition to wanting to recover more plastics than

can to the landfill. And there it will stay, for years upon

ever before, Boise was also faced with a recycling crisis.

decades upon centuries. However, if you live in Boise,

China used to purchase and process many U.S. recy-

Meridian, Eagle or Garden City, a different destination

clables. However, in late 2017, the country announced it

awaits your treat’s packaging. That’s because these

would stop accepting shipments of certain solid wastes

cities are part of a unique, voluntary recycling program.

(including plastics No. 3–7). “Finding a solution to that was a priority,” Haley says.

THE PROGRAM

a partnership offer. It had identified a grant from Dow

recycling program in spring 2018. The program covers

Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Keep America

plastics labeled No. 4–7, along with a variety of films and

Beautiful to cover the EnergyBag program. After review,

other containers (see EnergyBag Recyclables).

Boise was awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to start

“We really heard from the community how important recycling is as a value,” says Haley Falconer, City of Boise environmental manager. 20

That’s when Happy Family Brands stepped in with

Boise started participating in the Hefty EnergyBag

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putting EnergyBags in local homes. “The biggest success is turning a crisis into an opportunity,” Haley says.


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YOUR HOME So, what happens to your recyclables? Let’s start off with a common scenario.

Tightly tie your EnergyBag up and put it in your blue recycling cart when it is full. Courtesy: Reynolds Consumer Products

You come home with a plastic bag full of takeout food. Inside is a plastic fork, a foam container with your pasta, another with your side salad, a single-serve container of salad dressing and a handful of napkins. After eating your meal, you’re faced with a choice: What goes in the recycling after a quick rinse and dry? If you answered everything but the napkins (which should go in the trash after you’ve wiped alfredo sauce off your face), you’re correct. Normally, these items would have gone in the trash as well. The EnergyBag program changes that. Rather than going straight into the regular recycling bin, however, these items should be stuffed into one of the bright orange plastic bags first. Once you’ve successfully filled up an EnergyBag with clean, dry recyclables, tie it up tight. Put it in your recycling cart and wheel it out to the road for pickup. The journey of your takeout containers and other recyclables has just begun.

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ACCEPT

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++Bags and film

++Lids and caps

++Single-serve containers

++Dairy tubs and lids

++Packing and

++Six-pack rings and holders

++Disposable dinnerware

shipping materials

++Straws

++Deodorant sticks

++Package liners

++Toothpaste tubes

++Foam containers

++Pouches

++Wrappers and food packaging

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WHERE YOUR RECYCLING GOES

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Baled EnergyBags are shipped from Boise to Salt Lake City, Utah, for processing into synthetic diesel. Courtesy: City of Boise

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RECYCLING CENTER, BOISE, IDAHO After being picked up by Republic Service workers, the cart’s contents are taken to Western Recycling in Boise. The EnergyBags are sorted out from the rest of the loose recyclables and then baled together. It can take around a month to gather enough bags to ship. From there, the plastics hit the road, en route to a pyrolysis facility.

MORE RECYCLING THAN EVER BEFORE “I think the beauty of this program is there’s a lot of things that weren’t traditionally recyclable that can go in (the EnergyBag),” Haley says. “It’s really expanded what can be recovered.” And the numbers show the same. Participating Treasure Valley residents have managed to divert roughly 190 tons

As for the milk jugs and detergent containers (and the

of materials from the landfill. Haley says that in the same

rest of the No. 1 and Np. 2 plastics, paper, cardboard and

time period the year prior, the city had done less than half

metals), Western Recycling transforms them into a com-

of that in plastics recycling.

modity, which they then sell in domestic markets. Where do they end up? Check the packaging of some of your favorite items for phrases like “made with

Ready to recycle? Well, as with most rules, there are a few exceptions. Both

Haley

and

City

of

Boise

Communications

post-consumer material” or “100 percent recycled paper-

Coordinator Natalie Monro say one of the most confusing

board.” You could be looking at your former cereal box or

things has been that lightweight No. 1 plastics, like plastic

Sunday newspaper.

salad boxes and lightweight water bottles, should go in the trash. Wax-coated cups and cartons should also be tossed. “Because they’re so thin, they were getting squished and mixed in with our paper recyclables and contaminating that stream of recycling,” Haley says. “The ones that are really crinkly and squish down easily need to go into the trash.” No. 3 plastics aren’t accepted for recycling at all (examples include PVC pipe and some children’s toys).

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stay cool WI T H YO RK

The EnergyBags are shredded into plastic confetti at the start of Renewlogy's process. Courtesy: Renewlogy

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PYROLYSIS FACILITY, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH At Renewlogy, a Salt Lake City-based pyrolysis facility, the collected EnergyBag plastics are shredded into tiny pieces.

Enjoy Spring inside the comfort of your home.

The plastic confetti is funneled into a chemical reformer and then a re-cracker. These two stages of the process shift the plastic into a more basic form. This is done by breaking down the plastic’s long polymer chains into short ones. According to the company’s website, even the non-condensable gas produced during the pyrolysis is itself recycled through a heating process. Once the plastic has been broken down, the company says it can be used to produce naphtha. Naphtha can be used to make things like “virgin plastic, diesel and other

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Synthetic diesel is one of the main products produced. Haley and Natalie say Renewlogy works with a fuels commodity company to market the off-road (red-dyed) diesel.

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“ T H I N G S A R E N ’ T A LWAY S R EC YC L A B L E J U S T B EC AU S E T H E Y ’ V E A LWAY S B E E N R ECYC L A B L E ... C O N S U M E R S H AV E A R E A L V O I C E I N D E M A N D I N G M AT E R I A L S T H AT A RE M A DE FROM RECYCLED PRODUCT ... T H E R E ’ S A R O L E F O R T H E C I T Y I N T H AT, A N D T H E R E ’ S A B S O L U T E LY A R O L E , A N D A POWERFUL ONE, FOR CONSUMERS AND C I T I Z E N S I N T H AT.” -CIT Y OF BOISE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER HALEY FALCONER

THE THREE Rs Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. With the third “R” getting a boost from the EnergyBag program, Boise officials are now looking to start the conversation on the first and second “Rs.” “That’s really the Holy Grail. Don’t accept single-use items,” Natalie says. “That’s the next great materials management challenge,” Haley says. “Things aren’t always recyclable just because they’ve always been recyclable. There has to be a market. … I think consumers have a real voice in that, in demanding materials that are made from recycled product, not purchasing products that don’t have a different end-use. There’s a role for the city in that, and there’s absolutely a role, and a powerful one, for consumers and citizens in that.” GUIDES, TIPS AND MORE As the EnergyBag program heads into its second year, keep an eye on your mailbox this spring. The City of Boise will be mailing an EnergyBags voucher in a folded postcard. Currently, the bags can be purchased at Albertsons, but the city is working on more retail options. For more information on what you can recycle, including examples and printable infographics, visit CurbItBoise.org. The website also provides calendars, collection sites and more information on ways you can start reducing, reusing and recycling.

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AN 'EPEK' FARM-TO-TABLE CULINARY ADVENTURE

ARTICLE SHELLY WEST | PHOTOGRAPHY JONNI ARMANI

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THE RUSTIC, UNASSUMING CHARM THAT IS THE NEWLY REOPENED FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT EPEK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS STATE & LEMP, MAY SEEM A BIT FAMILIAR. Executive

Chef

and Proprietor  Christian

Phernetton has changed the interior and name to reflect his farm-to-table concept and sensibilities, but don’t be fooled by the rustic vibe; the flavors coming out of Christian’s kitchen are "Epek." The Epek approach is to lessen the impact of our food chain while retaining control of quality by not only sourcing  food locally, but also by growing, harvesting and persevering food in ways such as fermentation in Christian’s own backyard, which is less than a mile from the restaurant and on a nearby farm. “I am starting the plants in a germination chamber that holds up to 3,600 seeds at one time. Once ready, they are then moved to the caterpillar tunnels out back," Christian says. "As those plants mature, we will move them to finish growing on organic farmland in the Dry Creek area. This year I plan to grow 40 varieties of peppers, 35 of tomatoes and five types of tomatillos.”  Not only does Christian source seeds from Snake River Seed Co-Op and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, which has rare seed offerings, but he also grows produce from his own seeds such as sixth-generation beans which he has grown and harvested himself. Christian also grows and serves in the restaurant micro-greens which are the shoots of salad vegetables and herbs picked just after the first leaves have developed. He is currently growing basil, anise, bronze fennel and purple micro basil to name just a few. With more than 25 years in the industry, Christian draws on his experience to serve food that is not only delicious but also beautiful and creative, with each component on the plate serving a purpose. The inventive tasting menu is nothing short of brilliant with offerings such as smoked carrot tartar served atop a layer of cumin yogurt, citrusy finger limes dubbed as citrus caviar, sumac squash chips sprinkled with micro-sized popcorn for a little crunch

Executive Chef and Proprietor Christian Phernetton

and topped with house-grown purple micro basil. Another dish of note is pork belly served with pomegranate molasses, scallop agnolotti, drizzled with cauliflower puree, topped off with a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds and garnished with delicate pea tendrils.

Epek will be offering flavorful tasting menus as well as classes in the dining room this spring. 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208.429.6735

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WATER & WOODS

hunting for treasure in treasure va l l e y p o n d s FISHING IN LOCAL WATERS

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER PHILLIPS

TECHNICALLY, I’M TALKING ABOUT FISHING,

Not to sound like a braggart, which is kind of

NOT HUNTING, BUT TREASURE FISHING

redundant with “hardcore angler,” but from local

DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE, SO BEAR WITH

ponds I’ve caught a 17-inch rainbow, a 4-pound

ME. I might be stretching the metaphor a little, but

largemouth bass, a 13-inch crappie, a 5-pound carp

I’m not stretching when I say Treasure Valley ponds

(intentionally, no less) and a bluegill bigger than my

are a treasure chest for anglers. This gem of intel

hand—and for reference, I wear XL gloves.

comes from a hardcore angler, and while you may

I haven’t personally caught them, but I know

know our jaded reputation for veracity, trust me

many ponds have fat, scrappy channel catfish up to

when I say local ponds are convenient places to go

10 pounds that were transplanted from the Snake

fishing with some really nice fish in them.

River. One Boise pond even mysteriously produced

Ponds are a great place to introduce kids to fishing.

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Panfish like bluegill and crappie provide fast action. They can be easy to catch in the spring when they’re schooled near shore to spawn.

Many Treasure Valley ponds have largemouth bass, and they will challenge your angling skills.

I learned some key things along the way. Not all ponds are created equal, and following the well-worn path to the beat-down spot along the shoreline is not the road to angling success. I fished both obvious ponds, such as those in parks, and secluded little ponds tucked away in harder-to-reach spots.   I learned that a pond is like a microcosm of a lake or reservoir. a 5-foot sturgeon, and there may be others in there. Then there’s the

There are vacant waters where I can’t buy a bite and places that con-

tens of thousands of rainbow trout Idaho Fish and Game stocks in

sistently hold fish. I learned pond fishing can be automatic one day

Treasure Valley ponds each year (and year-round).

and stone-cold the next. I also learned if you want bigger fish, you

If that all sounds too good to be true, fair enough. Stay home and ignore the ponds in your neighborhood or the ones you drive by on your way to work. Go ahead and drive an hour (or longer) to wet a line. Your call. I skipped local ponds for years. In a rare moment of clarity and wisdom provoked by spending $50 on gas to go fishing and getting skunked, I asked, “Why not try one of those ponds a few miles from my house?”

better expect to work for them because they didn’t literally become the big fish in a small pond by being dumb and overly aggressive. I also learned that launching a float tube, or a kayak, gets you to spots that shoreside anglers can’t reach, and the minor embarrassment of using one in a pond that you can almost cast across is quickly overcome when you hook your first fish. I also discovered that if I apply the same stubborn persistence to a pond that I apply to rivers, lakes and reservoirs, I can not only

If you’re expecting to hear “…and it was amazing!” Not so fast. I took

catch fish, I occasionally catch trophy-sized fish. And there’s satis-

my lumps. Angling is an act of faith, and sometimes, it’s blind faith.

faction knowing that fish I just caught (and released) came from a

But I tasted enough success to whet my appetite and keep exploring.

spot some anglers consider unworthy of their attention.

Every year, usually during spring when pond fishing is at its

So do those years of experience mean I’ve cracked the code and

prime, I would try a few new ponds and return to old favorites. I

have an endless flow of piscine riches in my backyard? Not even

didn’t exclusively fish ponds, but they provided what more distant

close. I’m still fishing, learning, and most importantly, enjoying the

waters couldn’t: a quick trip after work or squeezed in on weekends

experience of seeking fish in the Treasure Valley in places many of

between yard work and other annoying obligations.

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

2

4

has expanded  its footprint, adding

FREE DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP

BALLET IDAHO’S SPRING FASHION SHOW

the peak season and fills Idaho Street

Drop-in workshop is the Cabin’s

Ballet Idaho dancers model hand-

free writing workshop, held on

picked spring fashions for an evening

the first Tuesday of each month.

of elegant style, a fabulous silent

Drop-in is hosted by guest writ-

auction and exclusive dance perfor-

ers who create unique prompts

mances on the runway.

The Cabin

vendors each year. The market now consists of 130-plus vendors during and Eighth Street with thousands of shoppers every week.

Ballet Idaho

designed to inspire a community of local writers. No RSVP required. Lesson is designed for full 90-minute attendance, so come early (or a little late) and snag a seat! April's

TREASURE VALLEY ROLLER DERBY Expo Idaho, North Expo

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Treasure Valley Roller Derby is back

BOISE FARMERS MARKET

5 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance

at Expo Idaho for the second game of the 2019 season. Doors open at

Americana Boulevard and River Street

and $15 at the door for adults. Kids

Starting with the first market of the year,

tickets are $5. Advance tickets are

3, 10, 17, 24

the Boise Farmers Market will have

available online and at Jumpin’

a new spot, just six blocks southwest

Janet's, 572 S. Vista Ave.

CHATEAU DES FLEURS WEEKLY AFTERNOON TEA

between Americana Boulevard, River

Teaching-Writer is Danny Stewart.

of its 2018 location, in the parking lot Street and Shoreline Drive. You might know this lot as the old K-Mart lot. You’ll

Chateau des Fleurs

Join Chateau

des

Fleurs

every

Wednesday for an afternoon of tea

find fresh local veggies, fruit, proteins, bread, pastries and much more.

and pastries in the Platinum Ballroom. Choose from traditional and exotic hand-blended teas accompanied by delicious pastries, sweets and savory quiche baked fresh in-house. Enjoy a fanciful afternoon with the elegance of the French Countryside, and create

27 BOISE PHIL’S “THE VIRTUOSO ORCHESTRA” The Morrison Center

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This performance will feature works old

PICKIN’ BOISE VINTAGE AND ARTISAN SHOW

was commissioned by the New York

and new. Chairman Dances opens this tour de force program. Sean Shepherd Philharmonic to write songs in 2014. The Boise Phil is the second orches-

Expo Idaho

With 120 booths of hand-selected

tra in the world to perform this work.

vendors

the

Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is a

3

Northwest and beyond, this the

showpiece, turning the orchestra into

largest antique show in Idaho. It fea-

soloist all-stars.

THEATERWORKSUSA’S CHARLOTTE’S WEB

decor, farmhouse-style items, hand-

memories that will last forever.

TheaterWorksUSA

presents

from

throughout

tures antiques, vintage items, home made furniture, jewelry, soaps and more. Admission is $7 for adults, and

The Morrison Center

its

children 12 and under are free.

Charlotte’s Web performance, based on E.B. White's story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap

27 ART OF FASHION SHOW: INDULGE Boise Art Museum

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Attend BAM’s Art of Fashion Show:

CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET

Design Contest. The audience votes

INDULGE and watch as designers reveal their entries for the INDULGE

Eighth Street

for their favorite design, and the win-

bravery, selfless love and the true

What is now the Capital City Public

ners will be announced that night.

meaning of friendship. Recommended

Market started out in 1994 as an open

The show is a benefit for BAM’s

for grades K-5. Show is an hour with-

market on Eighth Street in downtown

education programs. This event is for

out an intermission. $10 per ticket.

Boise. Two decades later, the market

those 18 and older.

and endearing farm animals, explores

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PARTING THOUGHTS

Inspired b y S u c c e s s Brandi Swindell PHOTOGRAPHY RUTH NOVELLA

+FEARLESS

WHAT DEFINING MOMENTS SET YOU ON

+VISIONARY

YOUR CAREER PATH?

+IDAHO GIRL

gives me tremendous inspiration, guidance and

+FOREVER HOPEFUL +FOUNDER/CEO, STANTON HEALTHCARE

My faith journey began at a young age, which strength in the work I do today. As a successful businessman, my grandfather taught me the value of self-reliance, hard work and risk-taking, which to this day provides a solid foundation for all that I am involved with. My upbringing also taught me to overcome obstacles. The bottom line for me isn’t profit-centered but rather people-centered and making a tangible difference with my time on this earth.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Two things motivate me primarily. One, God’s extraordinary and unchanging love for humanity. The other is when one of our Stanton Moms comes into the clinic holding her baby with tears in her eyes and says, “Thank you… I couldn’t have done this without you. My child has changed my life. You gave me hope.” For me,  helping women find their strength motivates me and confirms my purpose.

WHAT ARE YOUR SUCCESS HABITS? I never stop learning, growing and trying to improve myself. I seek wise input and surround

I can sum up my thoughts on success in this quote by Mother Teresa: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” I’d like to believe that by imparting ripples of love, hope, compassion and courage in the lives of people, I can help make the world a better place.

myself with successful people. I’m not afraid to make the hard and difficult decisions. I drive my team and myself forward toward productive outcomes. I take time for adventure and enjoy life with friends and family. However, I never take my eye off the ball. There is critical life-saving and hope-filled work that must be done. And as Joan of Arc said, “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” StantonInternational.org

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