Winter Farmers Market + 📶 Wi-Fi in Parks + Idaho Shakespeare lineup

Hello Wednesday. Gretchen Parsons here with your morning headlines.

Good day. Three of the most popular parks in Boise will soon be equipped with free Wi-Fi, details below. In addition, the Boise Farmers Market will open its indoor winter market this weekend.

  • Today: 46 ° 🌧 Rain and possibly snowfall.

First today

Boise Farmers Market to open the indoor winter market

Boise Farmers Market opens this Saturday indoor winter market.

The BFM Indoor Winter Market will be located in the old Foothills school building at 610 8this A street in Boise. With over 50 local farmers, farmers and producers, shoppers can find products and proteins, artisan cheese, bread, cakes and pasta, wine and cider, specialty foods, local gifts and more.

Fall and winter products include spinach, arugula, kale, carrots, leeks, onions, potatoes, mushrooms, winter squash, microbes, fresh herbs, apples and many more.

Local protein offerings include chicken, rabbit, beef, lamb, turkey, pork, elk, eggs, as well as wild Alaskan salmon and other seafood.

The market will be open on Saturdays from 9am to noon, until Saturday 17th December.

“BFM Indoor Winter Market is the place to be on Saturdays, whether you’re shopping for groceries for the week, a Christmas party, local gifts, or just a really great cake and cup of coffee. Join us and buy locally, ”wrote the BFM press release.

Three parks in downtown Boise will add free Wi-Fi 📶

Ann Morrison Park Boise

Margaret Carmel writes: Boise is connecting three of its city center parks to Wi-Fi to keep special event attendees and all park visitors connected.

By autumn next year, the Boise City Parks and Recreation Department plans to launch wireless internet in the parks of Ann Morrison, Julia Davis and Cecil D. Andrus. This will create a permanent infrastructure for organizations organizing events in the park and for visitors to the area for free use. It will function similar to the iFly Boise wireless network at Boise Airport, where anyone can access and use it at their convenience while exploring the city-owned building.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Doug Holloway, said this program will help increase the resources available to parks and open up opportunities for more amenities.

Currently, when special events are held in these parks, the city operates a special infrastructure to provide event organizers with access to the Internet. This requires city staff to build infrastructure and dismantle it frequently so that a permanent wireless internet system completes the cycle. Holloway also said the proximity to Greenbelt would provide better opportunities for first responders to deal with emergencies in the area.

The city committed $ 2.3 million to the project, all of which but $ 300,000 came from federal funding in the US Emergency Plan Act.

As for why these three parks were specially selected for Wi-Fi, you can read a more in-depth version of this story on BoiseDev.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival announces the 2023 lineup

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is getting ready for the 2023 season and has just announced the line-up of next year’s shows.

Those who liked it Shop with horror movies We can expect more performances last summer. The sci-fi musical on Broadway and Hollywood will kick off the festival and will be available from May 26 to June 10.

Whatever you want William Shakespeare on stage from June 16 to July 1. It is described as a romantic comedy in which some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters find love, fortune, and their true sense of self.

Common sense and sensitivity Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, will be screened July 7-29. Described as lively and imaginative, this production is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality.

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Dave Malloy is scheduled for August 4-26. This is an electropop opera based on the scandalous piece by Leo Tolstoy War and peace.

Dracula: Bloody Truth Le Navet Bete and John Nicholson will close the festival from September 1 to October 1. Dracula.

Tickets for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival will go on sale on November 18.

Happening today

  • Mobile voting: The Ada County Mobile Voting Center will be at Kuna City Hall today from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Road closure: Joplin Road is closed from Star Road to Can-Ada Road due to underground works. This stretch of road is expected to reopen on November 15th.
  • Pool: The Powerball jackpot has reached a staggering $ 1.2 billion. The next drawing is today!
  • ICYMI: Governor Brad Little is looking for two interns. Interested? Submit your application here.

BoiseDev reports

Albertsons says it will not delay dividends, now says it was scheduled prior to the merger

Albertsons collaborating with Google

Albertsons told a coalition of attorneys general it would not delay a large dividend payout and said the dividend was planned prior to the merger and was “independent” of the merger. This, however, contradicts Kroger’s statement. Read the report from Don Day.

“Extra Attitude”: Idaho farmers talk about technology, talent and the environment in changing times

The discussion at Entrepreneurial Week in Boise focused on the future of agriculture and how technology can be used to make it sustainable, both for farmers and soil health. Margaret Carmel presents the most important points from the panel.

Boom in Sun Valley: dozen of projects with added housing, sale of housing for employees and more in the Ketchum area

There is a lot going on around Ketchum. Don Day reports on more than 12 projects in progress, including penthouses, employee housing and retail.

  • Doubtful signs: The Idaho Secretary of State’s office is working to identify the source of the signs placed in Treasure Valley with the Do Not Vote message and QR code that redirects to the Ammon Bundy campaign website, who acts as an independent governor candidate. Read the full story from Idaho Capital Sun.
  • Bank robber: A 37-year-old Washington man was arrested on two counts after police claimed he robbed a bank in Boise. Read more from Idaho Statesman.
  • Violation of labor law: Allegiant Supported Living, a Nampa-based home care provider for people with developmental disabilities, has now paid $ 100,168 in back wages, compensation and penalties for denying workers wages and overtime. Read full article from Idaho Press.🔒
  • Choice: Only three Idaho school districts will be asking their patrons for community funding on November 8, but one request is the largest school bond issue Idaho has ever seen. This story from Idaho Education News.

Things to do

  • Death day: JUMP is organizing a free Dia de los Muertos event tonight from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be performances, alter offerings, face painting and much more.
  • Hockey: Tonight the Idaho Steelheads will face Rapid City Rush Hockey at the Idaho Central Arena. Wednesday is also a $ 2 beer night. Buy your tickets here.
  • Interesting facts about Shrek: Are you a huge fan of Shrek? If so, Humpin ‘Hannah is the place to be tonight. Shrek Trivia starts at 8pm
  • Bacon and Beer: Payette Brewing organizes a little bacon and beer festival on Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Enjoy five delicious and uniquely seasoned types of bacon, perfectly matched with five delicious infusions.

Pet of the day

What a stylish girl! Meet Paisley. Owner Elise Sargent says she smiles in all her photos and brings a lot of love to schoolchildren.

Upload a photo of your pet here and we can show it off Monday through Thursday! Additionally, our Zamzows friends will send a prize to the winning pet (s)!


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