6pm Wednesday Feb 26
AGC Building, 1649 W Shoreline Dr
Park users, neighbors and the community are invited to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to learn more about plans to extend the Boise River Park, add in-river features and wildlife habitat, and make shoreline improvements.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Associated General Contractors Building, 1649 W. Shoreline Drive, with a presentation by the design team from McMillen, S2o Design, and DHM Design.
Thanks to everyone who made Saturday’s ribbon cutting a success. If you missed Saturday you might be interested to know that VPNA is taking orders for posters containing the West End Trail artwork. Orders will be taken until 11/16/13. Posters will be being printed professionally and locally at ARC Document Solutions at Idaho & 27th Street. All proceeds benefit future VPNA events and projects.
Ordering options include two sizes:
Small Size: $15 for set of all 4 posters (7×17 inch size)
Large Size: $65 for set of all 4 posters (12×24 inch size)
Large size: Single posters – pick from Diversity, Farmland, Industry or Opportunity designs. $18 each (12×24 inch size)
Click here to access order form: http://www.vpnaboise.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Poster_Order_Form.pdf
Designs can be seen in real life along the greenbelt near the Whitewater Park pedestrian bridge and in Fairview Park. Or you can see our previous post:
Questions: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a sneak peak of West End Trail sign designs (click on blue title if you are reading this in an email to link to the VPNA website). If you love the artwork as much as us, you’ll be happy to hear VPNA will be accepting orders for posters based on these designs at the ribbon cutting party this Saturday from 2-5pm at Fairview Park. This artwork was created by the Neighborhood Allstars, a local design company whose partners live in our neighborhood. All proceeds from the poster sale will support VPNA. If you are not able to make the ribbon cutting but are interested in obtaining an order form please email us at: email@example.com
Watch for Trademark Signs who will be installing these signs this week in Fairview Park and next to the greenbelt bridge to Garden City.
Click on the images below to see enlarged versions.
Dirk Anderson’s 25-foot tall “Water Chute” was selected as the winning proposal for roundabout art on the Whitewater Park Blvd. To see and read more about his proposal: click here
Please join us at Idaho River Sports to celebrate the completion of Whitewater Park Boulevard. The new roadway connects State Street and Fairview Avenue and features a two-lane roundabout at Stewart Avenue, the entrance of the future Esther Simplot Park, three pedestrian crossing signals, sidewalks and bike lanes.
Boise Mayor David Bieter and ACHD Commission President Sara Baker will speak about the project and future plans for the Whitewater Park Boulevard area.
• Thursday, Oct. 24th at 10 a.m.
• Location: Idaho River Sports parking lot | 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave.
• Parking: Available in city lots behind Idaho River Sports
VPNA invites you to the Historic West End Trail – Ribbon Cutting Party.
Time and Place: Saturday – Oct 26th from 2-5 pm at Fairview Park (23rd & Bannock)
Events include: “BYOP” Pumpkin Carving (Bring your own pumpkin & remember the knife & spoon too), Live Music by the Hokum Hi-Flyers, Square Dancing, Apple Bobbing, Prizes
Free trail guides to all who show up. Come show your West End spirit! Please help spread the word.
This Saturday is the last chance to install West End Trail markers. We especially need extra help this week. Sadly 16 out of almost 100 markers laid last week were ripped up before the adhesive dried. Aaarrggghh!!!!
We’ve got enough extra markers to try again – may good triumph over evil! Come show your support!
Meet on Saturday Oct 5 at Fairview Park at 10am or 1pm. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know you’re coming.
Wear work clothes and bring a shovel as some markers are being placed on concrete pavers. Sod will need to be removed to get the paver level with the grass. Most markers just require applying the adhesive and pressing them down.
If you can’t make it, please keep an eye out while the adhesive dries. If you see suspicious activity, please call Boise Police or Jeff Anderson at 608-2385. The police are already aware of last week’s vandalism.
Finally a big thank you to last week’s volunteers! Toby, Remi, Ben, Jess, Caleb, Eden, Jonah, Darcy, Noah, Lucy, Kyle, Brian, Hadley, Bob, Elinor and Toni.
Will you help me light the night, this Thursday night? Meet at 7:30pm at the corner of Jefferson and 19th Street, at the Salvation Army Community Garden. Rebecca Scott will be singing for us, and if you can bring a candle in a mason jar, join us for a candle light vigil in memory of Mark Urban. All are welcome, and it will probably be brief but so powerful. If you’ve lost someone you love, come and hold the light. We will have extra candles and mason jars, and lighting devices. Thanks for your support
- Sherri Battazzo
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a candidate forum for Boise City Council candidates Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 7 to 9 in the evening at the Boise Public Library Auditorium on Capitol Blvd.
Dr. Jim Weatherby will be moderator. The public is invited at no charge. Candidates will answer written questions from the audience.
Seat 2: Ben Quintana, incumbent, and Tyler Smith
Seat 4: TJ Thomson, incumbent, Jill G. Humble, and Bill Jarocki
Seat 6: Maryanne Jordan, incumbent, Paul Edmond Fortin, and R. Bryce Petersen.
For further information contact Elinor Chehey, Voters Service Chair at 343-8018 or email@example.com
Kathleen Coskey will lead a safe, leisurely ride to Boise’s downtown farmer’s market. Meet on Oct 5 at Fairview Park (23rd & W Bannock). Bring you own bike and helmet. Kids are welcome!
Arrive by 10:00 am – don’t miss the brief but important instructions before the ride!
Free discount coupons and tote bag.
Event will be rain or shine. For more about this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167031903487731/
Make a Oct 5th VPNA Day! Return to Fairview Park by 1pm to help install markers for the Historic West End Trail. Trail markers will also be installed this Saturday Sept 28. We still need lots of help. See previous post for details: http://www.vpnaboise.org/2013/09/help-needed-to-install-west-end-trail-markers/