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Comment Archives: stories: Arts

Re: “Local Artist with Parkinson's Donates Mural to St. Luke's

This accomplishment is so wonderful. Kudos to Mr. Herdegen for his fine work!

Posted by boi22toy on 08/09/2015 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

Gotta confess, I was thinking more of the local merchants - "Reggie's Veggies," the Stonehenge (Overland/Columbus) etc., as opposed to Walmart or Freddie's, when I composed my comment.

Posted by bikeboy on 07/31/2015 at 9:18 AM

Re: “The Book of Mormon Announces Pre-Show Ticket Lottery for Boise Shows

So let me get this straight: I got my ducks in a row, promptly went online last March, paid my money up front, and purchased two tickets at $80 apiece (plus an additional $20 for "facility fees" and "ticketing fees", for a grand total of $180) for "The Book of Mormon."

Four months later, those who either procrastinated or lost out are granted a chance to buy equally good seats for the bargain basement price of $27.50 apiece. Yes, it's a lottery and your chance of winning was poor. But does this arrangement seem fair? (Perhaps a fairer arrangement would be to lower their outrageous, Broadway-level prices for everyone.)

"The Book of Mormon" lottery I witnessed (20 tickets for about 200 waiting hopefuls) seemed little more than a way of getting participants to hand over their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for future marketing purposes.

Posted by Just the facts, m'am on 07/29/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “'The Book of Mormon' Faithful Followers Enter Lottery for Boise Show Tickets

So let me get this straight: I got my ducks in a row, promptly went online last March, paid my money up front, and purchased two tickets at $80 apiece (plus an additional $20 for "facility fees" and "ticketing fees", for a grand total of $180) for "The Book of Mormon."

Four months later, those who either procrastinated or lost out are granted a chance to buy equally good seats for the bargain basement price of $27.50 apiece. Yes, it's a lottery and your chance of winning was poor. But does this arrangement seem fair? (Perhaps a fairer arrangement would be to lower their outrageous, Broadway-level prices for everyone.)

"The Book of Mormon" lottery I witnessed (20 tickets for about 200 waiting hopefuls) seemed little more than a way of getting participants to hand over their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for future marketing purposes.

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Posted by Just the facts, m'am on 07/24/2015 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

The produce comes from farmers who sell at the Boise Farmers' Market, and are also trying to make a living growing and selling food. Not to mention competing with the Wal-Marts of the world, whose employees are the ones using food stamps so that Wal-Mart can get away with paying them a minimum wage that is in no way a living wage. And competing with cheap grocery store processed foods, which our government also systematically subsidizes. I think the grocery stores can probably handle the competition.

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Posted by Katie Painter on 07/24/2015 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

To bikeboy, I think you may have one detail wrong. This "government subsidized produce" is from our local farmers markets. It looks like this mobile market is only encouraging people who already receive SNAP benefits to eat more local and fresh. Shouldn't we want that? I know I would rather have someone spend $10 dollars buying from local farmers than at Wal Mart buying cheap food. Plus, I have been to this market once to check it out, and they are only at certain spots for a couple of hours a week. I think our other merchants should be able to compete with a produce stands that only sells for a couple of hours, right?

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Posted by Mike1287 on 07/24/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Travels with Sharlie

My mother saw Sharlie in the early 1960's. She said that she looked across the lake and saw three humps in the water. She was very shocked by what she saw. She never saw him again. But after seeing him, she became a believer. She was not the type to believe in aliens or monsters. One time in 1983, my husband and I were laying on the beach when a huge wave came toward us. We had to run into the trees to keep from being hit by the wave. There were no boats in the area. We couldn't figure out what caused the wave, unless, of course, Sharlie had swam past us.

Posted by Cheri on 07/23/2015 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

Bring it up to Hidden Springs - it's desert

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Posted by AintThatAmerica on 07/22/2015 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

Other than the fact that it's government-subsidized competition against merchants who are trying to make a living selling food, it sounds like a good idea. (But on the bright side, when those merchants go out of business they can probably get some government-subsidized produce from the rolling produce stand.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 07/22/2015 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Beyond Borders: Boise State's Mexico Week

Yeah, a connection that the American People in general had nothing to do with. It was the farmers who started the whole mess.

Posted by RCB on 07/18/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Naked and Not Ashamed

Nudism is the single greatest feeling of FREEDOM available in America today. Ahhh, the breeze....

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Posted by Andymt on 07/11/2015 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Potions and Paganism in Boise

In the years that I have been a part of this community; I have found a welcome, inclusive family. Even small children and animals are loved and nurtured here. A wonderful part of being a teacher here is the open flow of communication in TVW's learning system. I love that I always learn more than I ever teach. Bella's Grove is a warm place where love, wisdom and personal growth are the main thrust . . with a dash of magical mayhem . .

Posted by Hexd on 07/08/2015 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Potions and Paganism in Boise

Been going there 10 years. Love everyone. I have formed life long friendships, taught classes there, and I have become a far better person from just being there.

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Posted by Lady Avalon on 07/06/2015 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

Do u get to go in the hot air ballons for FREE

Posted by mckenzy giampapa on 07/02/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Potions and Paganism in Boise

It is nice to read a straight forward report. Anyone that starts a store like this has guts. Few do it for the money as monkey is rarely the big thing about such a store. I sincerely hope that it is profitable and successful and will get support from all the local Pagans.

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Posted by Christopher Blackwell on 06/29/2015 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Potions and Paganism in Boise

Bella's Grove Rocks!

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Posted by woventear on 06/29/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Potions and Paganism in Boise

Bella's Grove is a wonderful place, full of wonderful people.

Satori

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Posted by Satori2 on 06/27/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “One Man's Treasure

Umm...and I quote, "It's important that those items sit in the dirt. Once it gets out of the dirt, if it's not recovered adequately, it's just a thing on the shelf. It has no importance to history."...This statement is the most preposterous statement I've heard in a long time. Let me get this straight, a 100-year old belt buckle 16" in the ground is somehow supposed to be admired and studied by the public? Huh? Where did these idiots get their degree's from? Museums around the world have been obtaining historic artifacts and items from private collectors for hundreds of years! In fact, the curator at the The Acropolis Museum in Athens states, "Private collectors are vital to the longevity and sustainability of museums worldwide. As much as we would personally like to find every item for all current and future exhibits, we just don't have the manpower or resources. It takes a cooperation between private collectors and history enthusiasts to put a successful exhibit together." Seems pretty straight forward to me...but then again, we do live in Idaho.

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Posted by Keoni Hokule'a Lima on 06/24/2015 at 1:11 AM

Re: “One Man's Treasure

Often times it is only when a detectorist like myself takes the time to locate it, dig it up, study it's history, and then have it framed as a educational conversation piece for my clients, friends, and family, is when it can be truly admired and shared. Kirk Halford and Jeff Altschul, I hope neither of you ever run for an elected office...it would be a huge waste of time and money since your "Big Government" ways of thinking would lead to the demise of your campaign. Instead both of you should attend the annual program that I hold at my son's elementary school where I share and educate our youth about the wonderful items that I have collected over the past 20 years. Trust me, I've done more "sharing" of our state's history with grade school kids than either of you have. The answer is not "Big Government," but these two bozo's wouldn't know the difference between a pull-tab and a 1901 Morgan Dollar. That's right boys, both of those items are archaeological finds...LOL!

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Posted by Keoni Hokule'a Lima on 06/24/2015 at 12:58 AM

Re: “One Man's Treasure

Just another example of "BIG Government" finding a way to wrap it's massive hands around the throats of it's citizens! I don't see the BLM or NFS throwing up arms when the utility companies install a dam, pave a new road, or sell land to a development company to build a ski resort or golf course! Nope, only when their financial interests are on the line, do they come out of the woodwork hiding behind the excuses of "history" and "archaeology." Since when does the BLM or NFS give two s*@(! about "archaeology?" Stealing from history? Excuse me, but a 100 year old horseshoe buried 12" in the ground cannot be admired or studied by the public!

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Posted by Keoni Hokule'a Lima on 06/24/2015 at 12:58 AM


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