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Boise firefighter honors best friend with motto: ‘Climb. Conquer. Cure.’

Rich Brown is one of about 30 Boise firefighters who compete in Seattle once a year, at their own expense, in a painful, challenging race: climbing the tallest building in Seattle — in full firefighter gear — to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He’s galvanized to action by watching his father-in-law survive a blood cancer and by the death of his best friend in 2011 to a blood cancer. “I don’t really care about my time,” Rich says. “I care that I raise money.”

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A drink that’s meant to be shared

A punch bowl, for those who have yet to experience the massive cocktail, is a large bowl of alcohol, usually more than one kind, and various mixers in the form of fruit juice and/or cordials. By design, it’s meant for more than one person. And it’s a lot more fun than two flutes of Champagne or a bottle of wine.

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In winter, the onion has its moments

Winter is not my time of year. As seasons go, I rank it last, in the kitchen and everywhere else. I’m cold, there’s nothing fresh to cook, and it makes a curmudgeon out of me. But increasingly, I’m realizing that winter cooking has an upside.

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Boise firefighters raise money to fight blood cancer

Boise firefighter Rich Brown is a passionate fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. It's a timed competition between firefighters, but for Brown, the more important competition is fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Boise firefighters raise money to fight blood cancer 1:45

Boise firefighters raise money to fight blood cancer

Transforming a covered patio to an all-season sunroom 1:22

Transforming a covered patio to an all-season sunroom

Kirsten Grove: Let your home decor evolve 0:45

Kirsten Grove: Let your home decor evolve

Boise stylist Kirsten Grove talks about adding details to your decor 2:29

Boise stylist Kirsten Grove talks about adding details to your decor