Blended Idaho Families How to get through the Holidays

Cutline: Steve and Angela Hayes have two children together, while Angela brought to their union three children from another marriage. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Allard Photography)

By Angela Hayes

blend·ed fam·i·ly
1. A family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships.

Boise Idaho Philharmonic

Cutline: Members of the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra rehearse for their 2013-2014 season under the leadership of conductor Yorgos Kouritas. The youth orchestra's first performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Morrison Center. (Photo by Gaye Bunderson)

By Gaye Bunderson

With violas, trumpets and other instruments in hand, musicians from the Boise Philharmonic enter classrooms filled with second-graders each year with the purpose of instilling in them a love of music. In fact, the program goes beyond teaching the love of music. It embraces all the ways music can be applied to the students' lives, and even to their class curriculum.

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