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September 2016

Found 8 blog entries for September 2016.

There are many people that want to own their own home. It is deeply ingrained into most American’s from the time they are small that they should work towards homeownership; this inculcation comes from school, friends, media, and so forth, but wherever it comes from, it is strong, and it grows up with the person until they too march into a real estate agent’s office and begin their search. It is not a bad thing-- it is a beautiful thing in fact, but it is sometimes jumped into without a proper knowledge of what is to come. Many people think that they will find a house, sign for a mortgage, pack up their apartment, and then set up shop in their new home to carry on with their usual life. This is only partially true. When you make the move from apartment

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Boise is a city of pearls, in a manner of speaking, and the Boise River Greenbelt is one of the strands that ties those pearls together. Running along both the north-east and southwest sides of the peaceful Boise River, the Greenbelt can take a person from one side of town all the way through to the other. The Greenbelt is popular among locals as a scenic venue for an invigorating trip leisurely ride. Much of the way is marked by the verdant growth that lines the river, but there’s much more to the Greenbelt than what nature offers. Read further to learn about some of the sights you might encounter on your venture down Boise’s most popular pathway.

Quinn’s Pond

The main feature of Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park, Quinn’s Pond is a 22-acre pond

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When you move to a new town, it is good to take in the sights, get a feel for the culture, try out the food, and, most importantly, check out the great community resources that are available to you. There are many amazing community resources available to residents of the Boise area, so when you move here, you need to put finding them on the top of your list of things to do. However, amongst the parks and the historical sights, there are hardly any resources like the Boise Library.

In Boise the library’s title on its buildings (yes buildings, there are many around the valley, just check their website for the one closest to you) and letterhead is not just Boise Library, it’s ‘Library!’ with an exclamation point. At first, it seems strange to have an

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Idaho is a state that takes pride in its natural resources and outdoor heritage. This beautiful state is covered from top to bottom with beautiful scenery, gorgeous wildlife, and amazing adventures. Whether you in the mountains, in the plains or floating down one of Idaho’s thousands of miles of rivers, you will always be one step away from the exciting and peaceful atmosphere that is Idaho. But, like all good things, you can’t stay up in the woods or at the lake all the time— you have to come home sometime. Or do you?

With so many outdoor enthusiasts coming to and living in the great Gem State (Idaho) there has been a growing demand for mountain real estate. Just think of it, living up in the mountains. You wouldn’t have to ‘go home’ after a

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Part 3 of 3: Upcycling Continued

Here it is, the 3rd and last installment of our recycling in Boise series. In the previous articles, we talked about Boise’s recycling system ‘Curb It’ and gave you all some suggestions on how you can upcycle some of the things you might simply throw away. In this article, we will discuss some more upcycling ideas that just won’t fit in the last article.

Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Rolls for storage

Now, this is a really cool trick because the toilet paper and paper towel rolls are usually something that gets through away without second thought. Depending on the person, each of us probably throw one of these away every two days. That adds up to quite a few cardboard tubes.

One of the tips and tricks that

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There are many reasons why people go to the store. They could be going for food, clothes, and other supplies that will last them the rest of the month, or they could be going just for fun to buy and shop for the social aspect of it. However, it doesn’t matter why you go to the store, whether it be for retail therapy or because you want good clothes to wear for the next few weeks, it is still important to know what options you have so you can make the right shopping choice for you. In Boise and the surrounding areas, we have a wide variety of stores, shops, malls, and department stores and all of them serve a specific purpose for this community. These shopping centers are usually pretty well spread out through the Treasure Valley, so no matter

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If you have never been to Boise, then you are in for a treat. Boise is a special place and is dear to the hearts of many people. But, what all do you know about Boise? What makes it special? You may have heard about the many festivals that Boise has; or maybe you’ve heard about the exciting sports that can be observed and participated in, but until you’ve come, you won’t know for yourself. So, what can you expect when you come to Boise? Thousands of crazed Boise State Bronco fans? 12th generation farming families? Loads of potato themed paraphernalia?

In short, yes, but there is so much more.

There are a number of things that make Boise special, and one of the reasons is its diversity of interests. Boise is full of people with many

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Boise, Idaho is an eclectic city with a habit for capturing the hearts of its visitors. Ever since its humble beginnings as a military outpost, Boise has grown into the third largest city in the Northwest United States. This constant introduction of new ideas, cultures, and values has made Boise the dynamic city that it is today. Boise has consistently proven itself to be one of the best cities in the nation, and has been recognized for this by sources like Forbes Magazine and other prestigious periodicals.

As the Information age has come into full swing people have been hungry to learn about the world around them. This has caused for great new discoveries and new criteria to classify things and places. This is no more prevalent as with the

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