Serena Croft knows what it's like to live through tough times. After weathering her own financial struggles and receiving help from organizations like the Idaho FoodBank, she's now in a position to give back. A seamstress by trade, she's making comfort kits for kids who are taken out of their homes because of abuse or other issues.
Once in need, Boise mom helps kids in need
Boise cyclists turn activists to promote bike and car safety
Is Boise ready for small but close-to-Downtown modular homes?
Airplane sank into water in WWII. It flies in Nampa this weekend.
Meridian student proves cyberbullies wrong: She's succeeding
The mechanic is getting them revved up for classic car auction in Nampa
Putting the shine on Idaho classic car collection
Why two non-profit leaders launched the "We All Do Better" podcast
Look up, look down: Printmakers hunt for Boise history
Eagle historical home built during Great Depression might be demolished
Boise Basques honor their patron saint with dancing on the altar
"All of Boise is with you." Community remembers Boise refugee teen who drowned
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It seems so. Dana Zuckerman, developer of Dwell Silver Street near Collister Drive, put four 600-700 square foot homes on the market and had full-price offers on all of them. It's a national trend and Boise's a part of it.
Members of the Boise bicycling community create a human-protected bike lane along 8th Street between Main and Bannock streets. One goal: Keep cars from parking in the bike lane and forcing bicyclists into oncoming traffic.
The cyberbullying started with little rumors. By the time she was a freshman, Rylee Driscoll started believing the rumors, feeling helpless and worthless. The way out, she says now, is to believe in yourself.
It was Dave Ioset's job to get the engines running — or find out why they won't — as Dealers Auto Auction of Idaho prepared for the Aug. 26 auction of 59 classic cars from the collection of Cal Phillips. The cars ranged from a 1919 Model T to a 1976 Porsche.
"There's detailers who have been around forever," says Steve Thompson, owner of Detail Doctors. "They'll never touch half the cars we're touching in this collection." His company detailed the 59 cars from the collection of the late Cal Phillips, of Paul, Idaho. Thompson helped prepare the cars for an Aug. 26 auction.
Jimmy Hallyburton, founder of the Boise Bicycle Project, and Wyatt Schroeder, who helps find housing for homeless families at CATCH, wanted to tell the real stories behind running non-profit organizations and help other leaders in the process.
After walking tours around Boise's neighborhoods exploring history and culture, volunteers then indulged in a little plein air printmaking. Think of the tiny details and textured surfaces on sewer lids or city sidewalks, historic markers or embossed signs. One of the prints was donated to City of Boise Arts and History Department and one to Preservation Idaho — and they'll all be on display at August's First Thursday at Ming Studios, 420 S. 6th Street.
Eighty-year-old Shari Sharp, daughter of Orville Jackson, is selling her home built in 1931. However, she’s concerned that the house will be demolished by developers, as it’s located on the busy Eagle Road.
Once a year, near the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyala, the Oñati Dantzariak perform three liturgical dances — two on the steps of St. John's Cathedral, and one on the altar after the consecration. It's his favorite of all the dances, says this year's dance captain, Nicholas Bicandi. He's the one in blue.
Hundreds of Boiseans, representing a swath of cultures and ethnicities, gathered at Calvary Chapel and Morris Hill Cemetery to pay their respects to Dieudonne Eca, a 15-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who drowned after being in Boise — his new home — for only nine days.