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The Helping Works blog is moving…

The new link to Helping Works (blog posts throughout the week as well as the weekly column, all in one convenient place) is right here for your bookmarking pleasure.

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Preservation Idaho names 37th round of Orchids and Onions

Every year, Preservation Idaho hosts the Orchids and Onions Awards. The ceremony recognizes the best and the worst in historic preservation. The aim is to bring awareness to projects that have benefitted local history as well as those that have

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Canyon County Historic Preservation Commission holds funding workshop

The Canyon County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a funding workshop on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon County Parks Office. The workshop is designed for qualified, nonprofit Canyon County organizations involved in museum and other historic

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Brown Bag lecture explores “Memories of the Idaho Historical Museum”

The Idaho Historical Museum has been a part of the Julia Davis Park landscape since 1950, presenting exhibits, caring for artifacts and offering great educational programming.  Have you ever wondered where the museum was before then?  If you are curious,

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Apply for an Idaho Community Foundation grant: Deadline is July 7

The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) grant cycle for southwest Idaho, which is Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley and Washington counties, is now open. Deadline to apply is July

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Apply for a Zions Bank ‘Smart Women’ grant’: Deadline is July 7

Zions Bank’s Women’s Financial Group is now accepting applications for its 2014 Smart Women Grants. Applications are open to anyone whose proposal promotes the empowerment of women or directly benefits women or low-income and underserved populations in Idaho and Utah.

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Idaho Gives raises $782,862 for Idaho nonprofits

In 2013, Idahoans donated just more than half a million dollars in the statewide fundraiser’s first year. On Thursday, the second year of the drive, Idahoans far exceeded that total by giving $782,862. More than 7,500 unique donors gave to

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Idaho letter carriers’ food drive is Saturday, May 10

Participating in this annual food drive is easy. All Idahoans need to do is place non-perishable food items in plastic bags and leave them by their mailboxes before mail delivery on May 10. Postal workers will collect the food. All

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Idaho Gives surpasses 2013 total: Keep up with the latest numbers until midnight Thursday

The Idaho Gives website will continue to update totals and news of special bonus awards throughout the evening and into the night Thursday. Donors had already surpassed 2013 total of $578,735 by 6 p.m. Thursday with a tally of $590,647

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Thieves take trees from Cathedral of the Rockies parking lot in Boise

The three fruit trees — two cherries and a nectarine valued at $85 apiece — were to be planted in the Cathedral of the Rockies’ First Fruits community orchard on Friday. Instead, someone took them from the church parking lot

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