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…

Our D19 Team

Idaho, one of the nation’s most proudly red states, has few places where it’s easy to be a Democratic politician. Of 105 seats in the State Legislature, Republicans hold 80. Statewide, the most prominent exception to Republican strength is District 19, which encompasses downtown Boise, the North End, East End and Foothills. District 19 is…

North End Skies

Everybody loves a beautiful sunset. Northenders do too. And we really like sunrise, occasional storms and moonlit nights. Here is a growing collection of some of these “sights of the North End”. Photo credits: Jo Cassin, Bryan Lee Roesberry, Kelsey Green, Dave Green.

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…

Hyde Park Iceman

Signs of Spring come differently for every year. Last year we had already had temperatures in the upper 70’s by St. Patrick’s Day and in years past we would see a huge crop of flowers pushing up from the ground in unison or flocks of robins and sparrows. This year we were greeted one rainy…

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…

Grilled Cheese

One way to grill the cheese Pick a locally baked sourdough loaf (pre-sliced or not) and a plain goat cheese, preferably local as well. Spread the goat cheese over one slice of bread and cover with a second slice. For those not vegetarian: thick-sliced bacon. Cook bacon in a separate pan and set aside. **I…

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…

Campaign Nonviolence Week of Action

For the third year, the Idaho Peace Coalition is participating the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Action. For more about Peace+All Good click here. Volunteers have assembled a stellar week of events to help us promote peace in our personal lives, in our community and in the world. We hope you’ll join us for one of…

Walking the North End

Walkability In urban design, walkability is the measure of the overall walking conditions in an area. Factors which are commonly part of walkability studies include land use mix, street connectivity, residential density (residential units per area of residential use), and retail floor area ratio. Other factors which are also believed to affect walkability include access…