Wendy Jepson: Honoring her dad by helping others

Caption for 2020 Clothing Drive: Wendy Jepson of Boise was motivated to perform acts of service to help address the sadness she felt following the death of her father, John Stutznegger. Shown here is a handwritten sign she erected in front of her home in 2020 to help collect clothing for the homeless. (Courtesy photo)…

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Encore Creative Center: Where families find many creative choices

Caption info: Encore Creative Center student Claire Peterson, right, listens to her sculpting instructor, Rachel Kitzmiller, left. Encore offers a varied list of options for creativity for kids and families. (Courtesy photo) By Gaye Bunderson Proving that even a pandemic can’t pause artistic passion for long (if at all), Danika Starrharrt opened Encore Creative Center…

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Prepare your kids: Careers in an AI-driven future world

By Kimberly Blaker Many parents today never experienced a world where computers weren’t a standard household fixture, let alone a world without the internet. When the World Wide Web first became available to the public in 1991, it was archaic compared to today. Yet at the time, it was quite the phenomenon. But the rapid…

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A tale of two choices: Dual options can produce one outcome

By Macaile Hutt As a pediatric occupational therapist, I see a lot of power struggles and attempts to gain control from our tiny clients in the clinic. Over my years of practice, I’ve noticed a trend with children impacted by medical involvements requiring lots of doctor’s visits, surgeries, procedures, or hospitalizations and the attempt to…

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