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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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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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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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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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Walk MS takes place Saturday at Julia Davis Park in Boise

The annual event benefiting the National MS Society Southern Idaho Chapter, aims to raise funds to help researchers find a cure and to support local programs and services for Idaho residents impacted by multiple sclerosis. Check in is at 8

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Boise Easter Egg hunt set for visually-impaired children

Century Link’s Idaho Pioneers Chapter hosts the annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for visually-impaired kids, 2:15 p.m., April 18 at Garfield Elementary School in Boise. The hunt features unique eggs that are engineered with electronic circuit boards, batteries and telephone

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Participation in ‘Idaho Gives’ up 35 percent this year

More than 560 Idaho nonprofits are signed up to participate in Idaho Gives, the day of online giving that will take place May 1.  That number represents a 35 percent increase over the number of participants in 2013. The deadline

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Treasure Valley Community Resource Center hosts information fair in Caldwell

Treasure Valley Community Resource Center invites residents to this community information fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 23 at the O’Connor Field House in Caldwell. This event provides information about a variety of agencies and programs in the area,

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Trinity Gardeners looking for volunteers Saturday in Nampa

Yes, it’s Easter weekend. But that doesn’t mean gardens stop growing. Trinity Community Gardeners, the group that provides many, many pounds of fresh produce for Idahoans in need each year, is looking for a big crew to help with a

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