May. 23, 2015

Art and Culture Festivals in Boise and Beyond

The Boise Weekly rounds up some of summer 2015's hottest food, art, music, film and culture events

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Mar. 23, 2015

Devouring Basque Culture and Cuisine in Idaho

Honest Cooking's foodie author Annelise McAuliffe took a tasty trip to explore Boise's Basque culture and food. Her mouth-watering experience is sure to insprie your next dinner outing! 

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Jul. 27, 2015

Idaho festival celebrates Basque culture, history

With more than 300 pounds of chorizo sitting in her freezer and 5,000 portions of Basque-style paella prepared in advance, Tara McElhose-Eiguren says she's finally running out of space in her kitchen in anticipation of helping feed those attending the traditional Jaialdi festival in southwestern Idaho. "We've been cooking since last week," said the co-owner of the Basque Market, which sits next to the small brick building that sheltered some of the first Basque sheepherders in Idaho during the early 1900s. 

An estimated 35,000 to 50,000 people are expected to attend the five-day party as a showcase of the culture beginning Tuesday in Boise. Many of those celebrating will hit Boise's so-called "Basque Block," full of bars and restaurants where Basque descendants congregate for weddings and the annual San Inazio Basque Festival.

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Jan. 22, 2015

President Obama Highlights Boise State’s Innovative Culture

President Barack Obama highlighted innovation at Boise State during his remarks on campus Wednesday afternoon. Before delivering his speech on campus, the President visited Boise State’s College of Engineering and the New Product Development Lab, a collaborative effort housed in engineering and managed by the College of Business and Economics. The lab works with local industries and entrepreneurs to design and prototype products and components and to help get them to the marketplace. “The work you do here is one of the reasons why Boise is one of our top cities for tech startups,” Obama said.

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Apr. 27, 2015

Business Owners of The Boise International Market Celebrate Global Culture

The Boise International Market hosted it's grand opening this Saturday, April 25. Live music, dance and food from around the world was held inside the market as well as in the parking lot outside the building. The indoor market, modeled after open-air bazaars found across the globe, is filled with small shops owned by refugees and immigrants who have taken out micro-loans to start their own businesses. Boise State Public Radio's Adam Cotterell took a moment to meet a few of the business owners on the eve of the market's grand opening. 

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Dec. 10, 2014

Boise’s Bike Culture Booms - Even in Winter!

by Julie Hahn

Boise's vehicle of choice very well may just be of the two-wheeled variety. With hundred of miles of foothills trails and greenbelt for cyclists to enjoy, more and more are commuting to work, school and to social activities--ditching their cars all year round. With bike share programs cropping up in Boise, people are able to depend on biking as their primary mode of transportation throughout the year. 

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Sep. 17, 2015

Home Away from Home

Hundreds of people gathered on the Idaho Statehouse steps Sept. 12 and posed for a photo behind a sign reading, "Refugees Welcome in Idaho." Volunteers wearing blue T-shirts worked the crowd, urging attendees to sign petitions, contribute to crowdfunding campaigns, take selfies and plug into social media to spread the word, summed up with a hashtag that doubled as the name of the event: #refugeeswelcome.

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Nov. 11, 2015

10 Fun Things To Do in Boise

Boise, Idaho probably isn’t the first place on most people’s radar when it comes to things to do. The relatively quiet western city actually packs more of a punch than most people would imagine, and no matter what you like to do – you can probably find it in Boise. After seeing this list, Boise might even find its way on your list of future vacation spots. 

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Jul. 31, 2015

Freak Alley

Freak Alley

Founder and director Colby Akers shares his history in kickstarting Freak Alley Gallery in downtown Boise. 
(Video by Grace Gibney)

Nov. 16, 2015

Office Envy: Curious Media

by Marissa Lovell

While they reside on the second floor of the historic Blue Eye Building in downtown Nampa, Curious Media truly dwells at the nexus of passion and creativity. Driven by a love of gaming, technology, education and fun, the interactive agency delivers remarkable digital experiences across multiple platforms for children and adults alike, working with notable companies like Disney, PBS Kids, Mattel, Hasbro and Warner Brothers.  

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Mar. 30, 2016

The Long & Short of Treefort

by ​Jess Flynn

"Expect to be victimized by love at Treefort." That one line got to the essence of the coverage of Boise's fifth annual festival of discovery... aka Treefort Music Fest. While natives and born-again Boiseans can tout the attributes of this place frequently and with fervor, it's always insightful to see how visitors experience our home - especially during Treefort week. Here's a roundup of takeaways from visiting reporters and bloggers.

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Apr. 8, 2016

Office Envy: TSheets

by Marissa Lovell

Nestled along the Boise River Greenbelt in Eagle, Idaho, TSheets’ stunning two-story office demonstrates how far the online timesheet company has come in just 10 years – from two guys in a basement to 105 employees helping to blaze trail in technology, recruiting and company culture. The rapidly growing company, which recently purchased their office building, has already expanded into a portion of their neighboring space and is creating plans for a new building.

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Nov. 12, 2015

Welcome to the New Boise Co-op in the Village at Meridian

The Boise Co-op opened it's doors at their newest Meridian location this week. While the North End location is the flagship store, the new 25,000-square-foot location is equivalent to the original market, the Co-op Wine Shop and the Pet Shop combined. The look and feel of the Village at Meridian store is also different from what longtime Co-op customers have come to know. The new shop also includes a cooking classroom complete with a kitchen slated to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 18. 

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Jul. 29, 2015

Jaialdi 2015 Guide

by Admin

Jaialdi 2015 is here! The six-day festival includes traditional sports, dancing, music, food and drinks and much more.  Check the schedule and starting planning for one of the largest Basque festivals in the world. 

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Aug. 27, 2015

Nampa Art Lounge

Photo by Michael Worman

A Downtown Nampa business wanted to create a space for local artists to display and sell their art... and the Nampa Art Lounge was born! Valley artists are encouraged to bring their art to Third Hand Antiques in Historic Downtown Nampa to help fill the space with creativity of all kinds.  

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Aug. 24, 2016

Destination: Downtown Meridian

by Marissa Lovell

Idaho’s fastest city growing city since 1994, Meridian is no stranger to progress and growth. Recently named America’s best city to live in by USA Today, the Boise Valley’s central city has proven to hold a little something for everyone. With the Village at Meridian’s ever-growing radius and suburban development happening throughout the area at lightning speed, downtown Meridian brings an unexpected experience – a cultural cohesion of strong historical roots and emerging potential. For downtown business owners, the move to the city’s center has been encouraging and positive – part of the reason why more businesses across different industries are setting up shop in downtown Meridian.

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May. 22, 2015

Taking Ballet to the Streets

Photo by Ballet Idaho

The Boise Creative Centre helped bring ballet to the streets of Boise with a dynamic new addition to the Ballet Idaho headquarters on Myrtle Street. 

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Jul. 26, 2016

Rhodes Park- A Skateboarders Paradise

Rhodes Skatepark

For many kids, skateboarding isn’t just a hobby, but a way of life. Glenn Rhodes recognized this in 1992 and originally designed a multi-use park with modular features. This park was redesigned in 2016 by Grindline Skateparks, with help from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family foundation, Rhodes Park's 1.28 acres is now a skater’s paradise. 

Aug. 26, 2015

Basque in Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is home to one of the biggest concentrations of Basques in the United States, and the best way to learn more about that heritage is by visiting the Basque Block, tucked in the center of the state's capital city.

Basques began settling in southwestern Idaho as early as the late 1800s, with many coming from the Basque region on the border of Spain and France to work as sheepherders in Idaho. Nearly 8,000 residents of the Gem State identify as Basque today.

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Oct. 1, 2015

Man vs. Food: Going Basque in Boise

Adam Richman, from the TLC series Man vs. Food, recently made a stop in Boise Idaho to participate in the annual Basque street festival. He got a chance to experience many aspects of Boise's Basque culture including the food, the wine, and even a little bit of dancing. 

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