Sheet music at its blankest

Boise Creative & Improvised Music Festival

Musicians & BCIMF’s director, Krispen Hartung, just wrapped up the 4th annual festival last weekend. With a series of free concerts they exposed Boise to an array of musical & artistic creativity — much of which is cutting edge & a brand new sound to the ears of the listeners.

Read about Krispen Hartung’s mission (even though this year’s festival is over) here, by Amy Atkins.

Krispen Hartung

↑ Krispen Hartung, Boise Creative & Improvised Music Festival ↓

Krispen Hartung

Gardening & Eating on 36th Street

The 36th Street Bistro sits within the 36th Street Garden Center. They are all about fresh, local & they’re in my neck of the woods. These things I like! From the menu to the garden frills to the assortment of plants, the price-tags are higher than my budget allows. I might make it back for a glass of that organic beer they have on tap, or for a slice of cheesecake someday…. 

Oh! Did I mention that it is a certified silver LEED building? LEED = Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. Follow this link to learn more about LEED.

Rachel Daigle & Tara Morgan write their fairly mixed reviews here

36th Street Bistro

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36th Street Bistro

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36th Street Bistro

Another reason to get out of your car… | Boise Photographer

Velocache grows in Boise, Idaho.

Confused? (Don’t worry, I was too.) Think geocaching. Now insert these changes: a) be aboard a bike b) skip the GPS for digital pictures from the point of view of your cache’s location c) keep the cache! and d) blog.

Looks super fun. I’m not really sure what would be the most fun about it. Friends? Biking? Hunting for treasure? Being outdoors? Drinking? Plotting hiding spots? Taking photos? Founders, Bart & Brook (pictured below) have successfully brought together bikers & adventurers in Boise & created a fun community in a matter of only four months.

Visit their blog, grab your bike, a camera, & go.

But wait! First, read Mathias Morache’s article, “Enter Velocache.”

Velocachers

Amandus Family | Boise Family Photographer

I met Sharon & one of her sons, Jared, several months ago. Earlier this month, all of her kids (+ one lovely grandchild) ended up in Boise for a weekend.

Somehow the pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly & on a moment’s notice we were all able to meet at the park for photos on a beautiful spring evening. Hooray!

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

Sharon's Family

(You guys were all fantastic–I hope you enjoy these photos! More to come…)

It’s a small [business] world afterall…

Whoa. The air is so sweet inside Lee’s Candies! If that doesn’t keep customers coming back, Boise State’s businesses students will try to figure out what will be Plan B. I heard on NPR a couple of months back that BSU’s business students were going to be teaming up with local establishments in need of fresh ideas, marketing help & revised business plans in an attempt keep their businesses afloat during these slower times. Sounded neat to me. 

Read on, compliments DeAnna Darr. 

Jim Hogge

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Lee's Candies

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Lee's Candies