'A hidden gem': Mining museum hosting rock party

Layers of the Earth” is just one of a dozen “kid stations” at the annual Rock Party at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology. (Courtesy photo)



Backpack facts" 'Pack it light, wear it right'

The Bown House: A field trip back to the 1890s

The Bown House has an old-fashioned classroom that was once the Bown family's formal parlor. (Adults are also welcome to tour the historic house.)

Helen Singh: Helping 'uniquely gifted' children

Helen Singh helps meet the sensory needs of children with developmental, physical, fine motor or other challenges by getting them bouncing, jumping, tumbling, running or climbing. She frequently works with the staff at Wings Center in Boise, but also has a private practice. (Courtesy photo)

Madison Maestretti: In all ways, a success story

Madison Maestretti, second from right, is a member of the cheer squad at Capital High School in Boise. Her mother Tanya says: “Her success has been through hard work, constant advocacy, and in the acceptance of others. When her peers include her, she blossoms.” (Courtesy photo)

According to Mom: Down syndrome kids empathetic

Caleb Yerger, 6, is the son of Jim and Kristie Yerger of Eagle. He will attend Rolling Hills Public Charter School in Eagle in the fall. (Courtesy phot

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