Holidays in the North End

Goody’s photo by Talo Pinto with permission (2010) The North End makes every holiday a fun event. We’re famous for Halloween and New Year’s has exploded with the new Idaho Potato Drop at the Idaho Capitol.   Our Winter holidays are pretty special too. Our neighbors along Harrison Boulevard get into the holiday spirit by lighting…

Fall in Boise’s North End

Cover photo courtesy of John Wee –  www.LuckyStudio13.com Boise is nicknamed “The City of Trees” for good reason. It’s a hot spot for deciduous, non-native trees. Oaks, maples, and ash add variegated pops of color to the downtown area, local parks, and the East and North End neighborhoods. The Boise River’s banks and adjoining parks are…

HPSF 2017 Schedule

Hyde Park Street Fair Hours at Camel’s Back Park. 9/15 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm 9/16 – 10 am to 9:30 pm 9/17 – 10 am to 6 pm For breaking news and updates visit the Hyde Park Street Fair Facebook page – click here Be sure to visit Historic Hyde Park during the…

Hyde Park Street Fair

Hyde Park Street Fair Background UPDATE 02/06/2018 Important Reminder: Last year the Boise Police Department began enforcing public parking in the area around Camel’s Back Park. What this means is your attempt to reserve on-street parking with lawn chairs, trash cans, etc. will be thwarted and they will remove the obstacles and may cite you….

Spring & Wildflowers

Being surrounded, as we are in the North End, by Boise’s beautiful foothills, we tend to measure our urban landscape by the hills and plants that surround us. We are resistant to non-native plants, environments that require too much water, and the tendency is to plant native species when possible. Native Plant Appreciation Week is…

Ada the Elk In Memoriam

About Ada, her obituary, memorial and fundraiser plus links to and Idaho Statesman story about Ada by the North End’s Anna Webb. Photo courtesy of Nancy DeWitt Northenders are great people. Many of us followed and got to know ‘Ada the North End Elk’ during here almost 3 month stay in the North End, (see the original…

North End Wild Turkeys

The ongoing travels of Hazel and Bella, the North End wild turkeys! Cover photo by Mark Goforth. Update! Check out the great article by Anna Webb in the Idaho Statesman – click here. Beginning with a reported sighting in March of 2016, two female wild turkeys have taken up residence in Boise’s North End. The…

Women’s March on Idaho

An Historic Event – The Women’s March on Idaho (Cover photo courtesy of Harrison Berry at the Boise Weekly) On January 21, 2017 between 5,000 and 7,000 people participated in the Women’s March on Idaho in downtown Boise joining more than 670 women’s marches around the world. Other marches in Idaho included Driggs, Idaho Falls,…

#snowmageddon 2016/2017

Featured image of Boise River by Jocelyn Pulver One of the great anecdotes that has characterized Boise’s weather over the years is Boise is where “you can ski in the morning, then play a round a golf after lunch.” And then there’s #snowtato turned #snowmaggedon – Winter 2016/2017 will be one to remember. Snowmageddon 2017 has…

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…

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…

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.