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Molly Tevis, Albertson’s Dietitian

Resolution Solution – Healthy Habits for a New Year Molly Tevis, RDN, LD As we kick off 2018, its estimated more than 40% of Americans set a New Year’s resolution.  Changing nutrition related health habits are some of the most ...

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The Beauty of Home

Watercolor artist Laurie Asahara on art and Idaho By Liza Long Photos Kimberlee Miller From the lush tropical landscape of her native home, Hawaii, to the rolling hills and fields of Eagle, Idaho, watercolor artist Laurie Asahara creates luminous interpretations ...

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Totally Tubular

Jeff Smith and Twin Oaks Farms By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Photos  Tia Crabtree Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh is one way to go. But another way to dash through the snow, is to slide down the ...

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Real Estate Meets Virtual Reality

Virtual Community Real Estate by Epic Reality By Janelle Stear  Photos by Kimberlee Miller Sheridan Hodson and Chad McCloud founded Epic Realty in September 2017 with hopes of providing a pleasurable home buying experience to their clients while simultaneously creating ...

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No Holds Barre 

Bring Balance to Your Life By Liza Long  Photos Kimberlee Miller What if one hour could change your life? That’s what happened to Jen Bobodzhanov, the owner of Eagle’s new Barre3 studio, when she tried a Barre3 class for the ...

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Luxury at Lupo Motors

A Driving Ambition By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson Photo Bart Cepek Eagle resident, Drake Beaudry, grew up in the automobile business. His grandfather’s shop, British Auto Parts in Spokane, Washington, serviced European cars starting in 1952, and later expanded into a ...

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Soup’s On

Bowled Over with Flavor By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Photos Kimberlee Miller “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”–Ludwig van Beethoven Perhaps because it is housed in an 1800s era church with a pew adorning the entryway, the ...

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Every Dog has its Day 

Local pets and their owners By Drew Dodson  Photos Kimberlee Miller Winter has arrived and with it the perfect opportunity to curl up by the fireplace with a blanket and cuddle somebody special. Or two. Or maybe even three. Regardless ...

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Boise Hunter Homes

New Eagle development coming soon By Brad Carlson  Photo Jim Peterson Jim and Jan Hunter founded Boise Hunter Homes in 2007, an Eagle-based, developer-builder catering to “move-up” homebuyers. BHH seeks to combine luxury, value, and active-lifestyle amenities at developments that recently include Sky ...

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Brimming with Delight

The Brim Aims for Coffee­Making History in Eagle By Kurt Orzec  Photos Kimberlee Miller Every cup of coffee comes with a story, as any lover of the beverage will tell you. From the place where the beans were grown to how they were prepared, coffee lovers savor not just the taste of their drink but also the rich narrative behind it. The Brim Coffee House in Eagle has a special story of its own, not to mention a plethora of unique drink blends. The motto of the establishment is “Spilling Over Since 2016,” but that’s somewhat deceiving, as the Brim is housed in a building that’s roughly 110 years old. The Eagle Hotel — nicknamed “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” — originally served as quarters for bridge builders and teachers, before it was transformed into a loan office, reopened as a hotel, and eventually modified into a candy shop.   Now, the Eagle landmark is home to the Brim, where the scents of freshly made macchiatos, cappuccinos, and chai tea lattes swirl through its single main room. The walls are lined with framed photos that pay homage to the building’s history, while the modern LED lighting and sleek rustic furnishings (including live edge wood tables) lend an art­gallery atmosphere to the quiet space. “Our Downtown Old Eagle location in the Old Eagle Hotel is quite an enigma. Classy, yet laid back. Refined, yet casual,” General Manager, Christian Gunderson said, noting Brim owner Krista Coleman’s eye for authenticity. “We charge what we need to and focus on the quality of our coffee; for there is no better environment than that.”   The Brim’s focus is sharp, indeed: It is a place run by, and for, devoted coffee drinkers. The menu consists almost solely of coffee offerings, exclusively roasted by Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters in Sandpoint, Idaho. One of the main appeals is the Brim’s pour­overs — which some coffee aficionados consider superior to espresso caffe Americanos — while other exotic options include doppios con panda, affogatos, and cortados. “Our menu may expand more with the new year,” Gunderson said. “We are, of course, a coffee shop proper but with our attention turning to selling wine in the evenings, and in particular expanding to a full­service tea bar, our food options will evolve to cater additional needs.” On the subject of catering, Gunderson revealed that the Brim — small as it may be — occasionally hosts post­wedding get­togethers and other private events of modest size.

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