North End Arts

Boise, the second city in Idaho to pass a percent-for-art ordinance, has demonstrated great community leadership through its sponsorship of numerous public artworks. Capital City Development Corporation and private developers have also generously supported art that contributes to the beauty and interest of our civic spaces. In a very short time, Boise has accumulated over…

Bicycle Safety

About New Bike Laws Boise High School class of 2012’s Kyle Swanstrom’s Boise Bicycle Pamphlet is available by clicking here. From Mayor Dave Bieter prior to the passing of the new bike safety laws…. The City Council last week approved a set of new and revised ordinances designed to improve safety for bicycle riders on…

North End Cooking

Eating well and health go hand in hand! Boise is a truly multi-cultural community with influences from Mexico to the Basque Country, from the sea to the traditional heartland cooking we all enjoy. The North End is also a great supporter of being “localvore” and vegan. Click here for a website that provides a southwest…

Northend.org Website

The original Northend.org website started taking shape in 2000 and consisted mostly of plain HTML pages linked together into a working website. It was really good by the standards of the day and it got a lot of notice across the country. Very few neighborhoods had their own website, and those that did and who shared our…

The Nutshell 2016 Election

There are always two or more sides to every argument in politics. But in 2016, agreeing to disagree was thrown out the window and replaced with a “my way or the highway”, “one right way” mentality that the country hasn’t experienced in at least 50 years. Both parties fielded candidates and a vigorous debate ensued on a…

North End Halloween

Cover photo credit – Michael Falvey To say North Enders go all out for Halloween is an understatement. Traditions abound for Halloween. From Giraffe Laugh’s annual trick or treat trip to Hyde Park to the epicenter of Halloween fun and trick or treating in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, Harrison Boulevard, there are few places anywhere that match the…

Women’s & Children’s Alliance

About WCA Vision: To foster a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships. Core Values: Through their core values of Safety, Healing and Freedom WCA hopes to provide security, hope, and empowerment and to break the cycle of violence. For more than 30 years, the Women’s & Children’s Alliance has been at the forefront…

The Fishbowl

The North End ‘Fishbowl’ Experience It is said “a fish in a fishbowl has the world staring at it; from the perspective of the fish, nearly anyone can stare at it with curiosity, but it cannot really reciprocate, and has no place to retreat”. Exploring how this works out in a neighborhood like the North…