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5th Annual Artist for Kids event will raise money for Robert Manwill scholarship fund

The community of New Plymouth is remembering Robert Manwill, the 8-year-old boy who died from child abuse in 2009. This annual art auction, now in its 5th year, is raising money for a scholarship fund. The fund will go to

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Boise State’s Talkin’ Broncos speech and debate team wins national awards

Boise State University’s Pi Kappa Delta 2013-2014 national champion speech and debate team finished its season with wins at the National Comprehensive Tournament (NCT) in Indianapolis, Ind., and the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Talkin’

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Boise celebrates Arbor Day on April 25

People celebrate Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. The purpose is to make more people aware of the importance of trees in communities and forests and to promote their stewardship. Several special activities will take place in Boise

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Over 200 volunteers came out to mark Earth Day at Deer Flat Refuge

The spirit of community service was alive and well on Saturday at Deer Flat National Refuge in Canyon County. More than 200 volunteers worked on service projects to help celebrate Earth Day and improve sections of the Lake Lowell habitat.

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Boise mayor, students at Whitney Elementary launch five-day walking challenge

Mayor Dave Bieter and local schoolchildren will launch a five-day school walking challenge at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, at Whitney Elementary School. The school is at 1609 Owyhee St. in Boise. The walking challenge is part of the “Let’s Move with

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Saturday ‘Tougher than Cancer’ event will benefit Nick Schlader

Nampa police officer Nick Schlader was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in 2013. Schlader, who is married and the father of three, is continuing his cancer treatments at the John Wayne Institute in Los Angeles. A fundraiser on Saturday, April

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Canyon County announces Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Canyon County Judge George Southworth will welcome the five graduates and their guests for this ceremony, 3 p.m., Monday, April 28 in the public meeting room on the first floor of the Canyon County Courthouse, 1115 Albany St. in Caldwell. Guest

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Donate now for the Alzheimer’s Idaho garage sale on May 3

Here are the details….can you help with a donation? ALZHEIMER’S IDAHO GARAGE SALE DATE:         SATURDAY, MAY 3 TIME:          9 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. PLACE:       HEATHERWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY                     5277 Kootenai Street                     Boise, Idaho 83705 TO DONATE ITEMS:     Call Lisa Kukay at

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Registration opens for Idaho’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week forums

Events kick off at the Idaho Federation of Families booth at the Capital City Public Market, Saturday, April 26. Forums and events, including a Holistic Family Fair, a panel discussion with medical providers, a webinar on eating disorders and much

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Idaho Horse Expo comes to Nampa, April 18-20

It’s the 28th year for this annual equine event presented by The Idaho Horse Council. It takes place from Friday through Sunday at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd. The expo opens at 10 a.m.

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