August Newsletter

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As the month of August winds down, Idaho is booming. Everyone is moving here and the state is growing at an impressive rate. People are moving here for many reasons: good schools, pristine scenery, jobs, and more. Some people are settling down for the first time, others are purchasing their summer homes; empty nesters are downsizing, young people are flocking to busy Boise, and people are moving to Idaho to retire. Idaho has something for everyone and at First Service Group, we are dedicated to helping everyone find exactly what they’re looking for in their next chapter of life.

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Summertime Recipes You Absolutely Must Try: Using Idaho Potatoes

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All of us at First Service Group are head over heels in love with Idaho–we were born and raised here. Idaho is what we know. We enjoy Idaho’s land in countless ways: gardening, golfing, hiking, camping, and exploring the pristine scenery. But what we love the most about Idaho’s land is it’s abundance in growing and producing wonderfully local foods. 

One of those local foods is quite obviously, the potato! Idaho’s rich volcanic soil, water from melting snow in nearby mountains, clean air, sunny days, and cool nights all combine to produce consistently high-quality potatoes that have made Idaho famous worldwide.

Did you know that the average individual consumes about 140 pounds of potatoes per year in fresh and processed forms? That’s a lot of potatoes! 

In cooking, the beauty of potatoes is their versatility. This summer, refresh your recipe files with baked potatoes that use summertime herbs, spices and even fruit toppings!

Food blogger, Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home has created some refreshingly summery takes on potatoes that we thought you’d love to try at home. These three recipes get gobbled up quickly at our dinner table–we’d love to know what you and your family think of them!

Baked Potato with Mango Avocado Relish and Jalapeño Honey
I know, I know…fruit on a potato?! Are you crazy?! Don’t knock it until you try it. This potato is savory, sweet, and a little spicy. Your family will love this take on a regular ‘ole baked potato!

Ingredients:
2 baked Idaho® russet potatoes
Jalapeño Honey
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon water
6-8 slices jalapeño

Mango Relish 
1 mango, diced into cubes
1 avocado, diced into cubes
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
1/8 cup red onion, finely chopped
Zest from 1/2 a lime
1 tablespoon lime juice, more to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Place the honey, water and jalapeño in a small sauce pan and gently heat until it comes to a simmer. Turn heat off and set aside.

Place mango relish ingredients into a medium bowl and gently mix, careful to not over mix (to keep avocado in tact).

Cut a slit into the warm baked potatoes and fluff up the flesh with a fork. 

Top with a generous amount of the relish.

Drizzle with the jalapeño honey and serve immediately. 

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Creamy Dill Dip
This one will please even the most picky eaters! This classic take on the baked potato is the perfect appetizer to serve at your end of summer BBQ party. The creamy dill dip is such a delicious summer treat! Grab some fresh dill from your garden or the farmer’s market.

Ingredients:
5 lbs. miniature golden or fingerling Idaho® potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Creamy Dill Dip:
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
4 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced
Zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425° F.

Using a sharp knife, cut slits into the potatoes that are approximately ⅛ of an inch apart. Do not cut all the way through. You can use chopsticks or something similar to brace each side of the potato and stop your knife from going through.

Place cut potatoes in a large bowl and mix with olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper, stirring to coat.

Place potatoes cut side up onto a parchment covered rimmed baking sheet.

Bake for 60 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and golden brown on the outside.

Meanwhile, mix together ingredients for dip in a medium bowl. Refrigerate.

Serve the potatoes warm with the dip.

Roasted Rosemary Potato & Apple Salad
We’ve all had countless helpings of potato salad this summer..but I can guarantee you’ve never had a potato salad quite like this one! Crisp, refreshing, sweet and savory! 

Ingredients:
3 pounds Idaho® Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh rosemary, chopped
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
4 each Golden/Red Delicious apples
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice or cider vinegar
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard (optional)
8 ounces walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions:
In a large bowl toss potatoes with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper; place on sheetpan and roast in 350°F convection oven 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and cool. Cover and chill.
Wash, core and dice apples. Toss with potatoes in large bowl.
In small bowl whisk together lemon juice or vinegar and mustard until smooth and pour over potato-apple mixture and toss to coat well. Cover and chill.

Before serving, stir in walnuts and mix well. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.

Serve as a composed salad or platter salad (optional: serve on a bed of baby spinach).

We hope these summertime potato recipes inspired you to change up your potato-game! We’d love to know what your favorite go-to potato dishes are for summer gatherings.

Carbon Farming in Your Own Backyard: Improve Your Garden Soil With a Few Simple Changes

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Are you keeping up with the latest and greatest in backyard gardening techniques? You’re reading this, so now you are! If part of what you love about the idea of living in Idaho is your gardening prospects, why not try the new big thing in gardening? One interesting new technique is called regenerative agriculture, also called “carbon sequestering” or “carbon farming”, and even though it might sound like it’s just for large farms, you can absolutely become a backyard carbon farmer!

Is Carbon Farming for Me?

Now, you may be thinking, “whoa, whoa, whoa, I have too much on my plate already. I have a family to take care of, a career to nurture and bills to pay. I don’t have time to become a carbon farmer, whatever that is.” Do not fret, my friends! If you do any sort of gardening or homesteading you are probably already contributing to carbon sequestering, and you likely just need a little bit of guidance to make some tweaks and really give your already existing gardens a little “Omph!” 

Topsoil

First off, let’s talk topsoil. Living on Earth, we are completely dependant on 7” of topsoil. Rebuilding the topsoil is where carbon farming is changing the farming and gardening game. 

There are so many ways to do this. But, the easiest thing to do is to stop tilling or turning the topsoil. I know this may be hard for some of you who are used to rototilling your garden each spring, but this is an important step in regenerating the topsoil. Not only does tilling the topsoil release bursts of CO2 into the atmosphere, but it disrupts all of the organisms going about their lives to keep the soil healthy. 

The Boise Weekly has a wonderfully informational article from 2015 about carbon farming explaining that, “The fungi and bacteria and other organisms that live in the soil live off of decomposing plant matter, and create carbon, which helps plants grow. When the soil gets tilled, most of the carbon is released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and the soil is no longer as fertile.” 

When tilled soil is the only soil in your yard or garden, it doesn’t allow for soil bio-diversity and it makes it more difficult for water to be absorbed into the soil. 

Pro-tip for renters and homeowners alike: When you stop disturbing the soil, it will also help you save money because you won’t have to rent expensive equipment each spring and you’ll save on water bills as your soil improves and retains more water. So, relax in the hammock, drink some iced tea, and let the worms and other critters living in the soil do the work for you!

Bio-Diversity

Improving bio-diverstiy may seem like a tall task, but there are some steps you can take immediately that will make a difference. 

1.Reconsider the use of any pesticides or harmful chemicals in your yard and garden. 

2. Consider allowing plants like dandelions and violets to grow in your yard, not only do they provide much needed food for pollinators, such as bees, after a long winter, but dandelion tap roots break up any hardpan that might be forming in the soil. 

3. if you have a lawn, let grass clippings stay on the lawn after you mow to break down and return nutrients to the soil. 

4. Composting and mulching will help improve soil and increase bio-diversity in your backyard garden. By composting veggies and mulching your plants as they prepare to overwinter you can help enrich the topsoil and invite more wildlife, pollinators, and other organisms into your garden space.

Take It One Step At A Time

Making a few small changes in your gardening and landscaping practices is the best way to help contribute to big changes in regenerating healthy topsoil with carbon farming. In doing so, you’ll also be adding to bio-diveristy in the soil and in your yard. Every little bit helps and hopefully these steps are manageable and realistic to balance with a busy lifestyle. 

Have you tried any of these techniques? Have you been a carbon farmer all along and didn’t even know? Tell us about it in the comments.

The Boise River: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go

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Relaxing in an inner tube down the Boise River sounds mighty fine in the summertime and it’s an absolute blast. When the Boise weather heats up that means its float season! The 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise’s most beloved parks. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city’s popular riverside parks. The Greenbelt also serves as an alternative transportation route for commuters. 

Equipment rentals and shuttle service are available in Barber Park during the official summer float season (variable starting date typically mid to late June through Labor Day). The Boise River float experience is a scenic 6 mile journey downstream to Ann Morrison Park. Although there aren’t any technical rapids, the float includes 3 small, splashy diversion drops and floaters should use caution to avoid any natural or manmade obstacles including bridge piers, debris, rocks, and overhanging branches/limbs. The float typically takes 2-3 hours.

It’s likely in your summer bucket list! At First Service Group, it’s definitely on ours. 

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Photo by: Float the Boise River

The Float the Boise River Facebook page posted some fun facts about previous float seasons Wednesday. 

  • Earliest opening date: June 12, 2008 & 2015
  • Latest opening date: July 29, 2017
  • Average opening date: June 22
  • Today’s flow: 3,590 cfs
  • Average opening day flow: 1,154 cfs

However, before you and your friends unwind on the water, you need to make sure you take every precaution to ensure your safety.

Tragically, and far too often, people are losing their lives while out on recreational outings. Please read on to follow our tips to strengthen your awareness and your safety precautions. 

The Facts

According to the Idaho Press, “at least eight outdoor recreationists have drowned in Idaho waters this season, prompting officials to caution river users.” The most recent drowning occurred along the South Fork of the Boise River. These tragedies often happen due to unforeseen blockages along the river. 

“Most of the Boise River is not pre-scouted for hazards by the Boise Fire Department or other jurisdictions. That means floaters can run into multiple hazards including downed trees, sharp objects under the water or irrigation diversions. Flood district officials suggest pre-scouting on stretches of rivers that aren’t frequently floated (Idaho Press).”

Other tragedies involve jumping from bridges, capsized canoes and kayaks (without helmets), pursuing rescue efforts to save others, and accidental falls from docks.

Precautions

To float along the Boise River safely, use (and only use) the specific 6-mile reach from Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park. This section is managed by Ada County Parks and Waterways and is surveyed for hazards by the Boise Fire Department, Boise Parks and Recreation and Ada County. Floating along other parts of the river might seem more adventurous, exciting, beautiful, interesting, or convenient, but your life depends on it.

Although that section of the river is monitored, it can still present hazards. Paul Roberts, the chief of special operations at Boise Fire says, “Be aware that even though a lot of the hazards have been mitigated, as you look out here, you can see tree limbs that overhang the river and if you get under those, you can get swept off into the water, it can deflate your raft and problems can develop very quickly.”

Another piece of advice Paul Roberts shares is to steer clear of those trendy floaties. No matter how much you or your kids want to float on that unicorn or donut raft—it isn’t safe or meant for the Boise River. Invest in a proper raft or rent a proper raft to float on. Paul Roberts urges, “the other thing we would caution people about is buying a raft from one of the superstores nearby. Those rafts are really designed to be used in a pool or a lake, still water, like Quinn’s Pond or Esther Simplot Park, and not really a moving river where they can get caught up in some tree limbs, the raft becomes deflated and now they have nothing to hold onto.”

Other precautions you must take:

  • Never float alone
  • Always tell someone where you are going, and when you intend to be back
  • If you’re canoeing or kayaking–wear a helmet
  • Always wear a Personal Floatation Device when you’re on or near water.  Under Idaho law, it’s also required that anyone under 14 years old wear a life jacket
  • Wear proper footwear–in case you need to climb, walk, or run on rough terrain
  • Be aware of rain conditions and flood effects–contact your local Rec Dept or Park Service for a condition update
  • Be aware of your ability or inability to handle swift currents and emergency situations
  • Know early signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and dehydration in hot weather
  • Be sure your knowledge, skills, and abilities are equal to the river and the conditions
  • Bring a first aid kit
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Wear protective clothing and sunscreen
  • Stay hydrated
  • Carry a whistle
  • According to Boise Police Department, it’s illegal to drink while on the river – open containers of alcohol are prohibited and you can be cited
  • Emergency officials say to not drink and float–if you drink prior to floating, be sure you aren’t impaired in the event of an emergency

Emergencies

To be prepared for emergencies, we recommend you become CPR certified. You can easily do this in a weekend by taking a class through the Red Cross.

Your CPR class will cover how to rescue someone who is drowning, how to resuscitate a drowning victim, what to do while you wait for help and EMS to arrive, how to care for someone with hypothermia and how to treat injuries–for instance a head injury from a kayak crashing into rocks. 

This blog post is not meant to scare you or keep you from enjoying the beauty that’s found while floating down the Boise River—but rather, our wish is for you to be fully informed before you go to prevent accidents, tragedies and to be aware of the dangers that could be present on the most perfect summer day.

July Newsletter

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Summer is fully underway, and we are getting excited for the months ahead! Between gatherings and barbeques with family and friends, the kick off of our Summer Concert Series, and the fundraising for the Purple Stride Walk this September, we have an eventful season ahead of us! Thank you again to all who participated in our golf tournament, and who helped make it such a success. We love serving our community through events like these, stay tuned for what we have planned next!

If the new season is bringing changes to your real estate needs, we are ready to assist you with buying, selling, or managing your properties. Give us a call to talk about what we can do to help!

Everything You Need To Know Before You Move: Meridian, Idaho

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Moving is always stressful. As if packing and physically moving your heavy belongings isn’t hard enough, you have to figure out a new town. This can be overwhelming. We are here to help ease some of the tension you might feel when you relocate. If you’re looking to purchase a new home, your first home, or make an investment in owning rental properties, First Service Group is here for you! With free access to our moving trailer when you list or buy with us, and daily availability to answer any of your questions, we want to make your experience as easy as possible. 

Meridian, Idaho is a wonderful place to move to. We might be biased, because we were born and raised in Idaho…but the facts speak for themselves: Meridian was rated as the #1 Best Place to Live. But wait, there’s more! Before you make the move to Meridian, here’s everything you should know..

Affordable Living

One of the first things people often consider before relocating is the cost of living in a new area. Luckily, the cost of living in Meridian, Idaho is 2% lower than the national average. People relocate here for many reasons, and affordability is a big one. 

The housing market here is steady, with many houses listed at affordable rates. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re looking to find a house you can turn into a home, an older home, a newer home, or land to build on — you’ll find all of that and more in Meridian. New construction is bustling! So if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can build it. 

Culture

Meridian is a mid-sized town that is quickly growing (and for many good reasons). With a population of around 91,000 people, and just 15 minutes outside of Boise, Meridian has a small town feel, but with the amenities and perks of a bigger city. 

The downtown is quaint and smaller than Boise, which can be more appealing than the big city life; however, if you’re looking for a faster pace, Boise and all of its conveniences are just a short drive away. 

Although Meridian is smaller than Boise, it still boasts everything you’d need in a city: great grocery stores, farmer’s markets, beautiful parks, libraries, fitness facilities, and countless local restaurants.

Because of Meridian’s location, it’s both rural and suburban — the best of both worlds. Residents are close to city amenities, as well as rural experiences such as hiking, fishing, river rafting and camping. 

Safety

One of the top reasons people love living in Meridian is the extremely low crime rate. If you’re curious about how crime rates compare across cities and locations, check out this crime map. It breaks down what types of crimes occur in a city and how often they happen. 

While crime rates are rising quickly across many parts of our country, Meridian remains steadfastly well below the average rate and is known for its safety. Whether you’re looking to move to Meridian as a family, or if you’re looking to live alone, Meridian is one of the safest places you can be. 

Climate

Meridian Idaho is not only affordable and safe, but it’s absolutely beautiful. While the town is nestled under the foothills, you’ll surely see amazing foliage color every autumn, gorgeous flowers each spring, perfect powdery snow each winter, and sunshine filled summers. Enjoy four distinct seasons from your new home in Meridian. 

Have we convinced you yet? Let us know if there’s anything else you’d love to know about living in Meridian — we’re always here to help you!

Hiking the Foothills: Know Before You Go

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When you live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, you’ve got to carve out time to explore it. It’s one thing to see beautiful photos on Facebook and Instagram, but it’s another to actually get out there and experience it for yourself, firsthand. 

At First Service Group, we thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and go on countless adventures in our home state. You should, too! One of the easiest and most cost-effective adventures you can go on is a day hike.

Did you know that going for a walk outside boosts your mood and helps to eliminate stress? Lucky for you, Idaho is beautiful! Your walk will never be boring. 

Some of the most popular places to hike in Idaho are trails along and within the foothills. But before you lace up your hiking boots or sneakers, make sure you’re prepared to have a great time, stay safe, and be careful to protect the land you’re walking on. 

Hydrate

Hydration is extremely important. If you become dehydrated on the trail, you could faint, lose your balance, or your muscles could cramp up. Drink water before you go, while you’re hiking, and once you return from your trip. Sometimes people dislike carrying water bottles with them, especially if the hike is a quick one — if that’s you, make sure you’re properly hydrated before and after you go; otherwise, invest in a backpack to store your water bottle or water bladder. 

Fuel Up

Hiking burns a lot of calories. This is a good thing if you’re looking for great exercise, but it can also be unsafe if you’re not prepared. If you don’t eat well before you go, you could become light headed, lethargic, and unable to finish your hike. This is unsafe. If you’re lethargic and light headed, mistakes happen more often and you could slip and fall easily. By fueling your body with a sandwich, trail mix, or another quick snack, you’ll have more energy to safely expend. If your stomach tends to get grumbly, don’t forget to pack some extra snacks in your backpack. 

Protection

Even if the sun isn’t out, you can still get sunburnt. Hiking with a sunburn can be dangerous, as it can cause heat illness. Wear sunscreen and reapply it if you’re on a long hike. Pack layers in your backpack that you can easily take on and off like a long sleeved shirt, pants, and hat. Long sleeves and pants can also protect you from itchy weeds brushing against your legs and can help deter ticks from making contact with your skin.

Pack a first aid kit. If you’re on a short hike, just toss one in a backpack with the essentials: bandaids, gauze, medical tape, and pain reliever. If you’re preparing for a big hike, make sure to cater that kit to your specific needs and to prepare for emergencies that could arise during your trek.  

Proper Footwear

This is a common mistake many people make. If you’re hiking along a popular route, like Table Rock Trail, you’ll likely encounter people stumbling uphill in flip flops, sandals, or even dress shoes. Don’t make this mistake! Although you can walk uphill in flip flops, it’s not safe. Your shoes should always be close-toed to protect your feet, no matter how “easy” the hike may be. If you don’t have proper hiking boots, the next best thing is a pair of running or walking shoes — something with arch support that will be sturdy and protective for your precious feet. This seems like a no-brainer, but I guarantee you’ll see people wishing they wore different shoes. 

Know Your Route

Before you trek off into the distance, you should research where you’re going. Read reviews of the hiking trail online, check out Boise Trails, and seek out any weather and trail updates that may have altered your route. Sometimes rain can washout an entire section of the trail — that is something you’d likely want to know before you go. Bring a map, especially if you’ve never done a certain hike before. 

Pay Attention

Pay attention to the trail. If there’s a trail sign that is telling you there’s danger ahead, don’t seek out the danger. Barriers were built for a reason–stay behind them. You can obtain a perfectly good selfie without sitting over a ledge that’s been barricaded. The barriers are for your protection, as well as to protect the land. When people cross boundaries, erosion and rock slides cause damage to the land and could injure others on the trail below you. 

Communication

Make sure to tell someone where you are going–especially if you’re hiking alone. It’s always best to tell someone what time you plan on leaving, how long you expect your hike to take, when you expect to get back, and that you’ll contact them once your hike is complete. This tip may seem unnecessary, but even if you’re doing an easy hike, countless things could happen: accidents, medical emergencies, bad weather, no cell phone service, and getting lost. This is your gentle reminder to keep your lines of communication open before you go, because you may not have cell phone reception where you’re going. 

It’s always better to be prepared than not — so the next time you and your family jump in the car to go hiking, run through this quick list to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything essential. Let us know where you like to hike, we’d love to hear about it!

Boise Breweries You Need To Visit This Summer

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The warm, summer weather always has us craving for some patio time. Relaxing with friends and family in a local brewery or pub is a great way to soak up some summer sunshine and to sip your favorite drink of choice or try something new. 

Did you know that Idaho is one of the best places in the US for brewing beer? It’s the biggest barley producer and the third biggest hops grower overall. So that means there are countless places for you to visit! 

Boise is packed with great places to enjoy patio season. Check out our recommendations and be sure to let us know where YOU like to chill out when the weather begs you to take a seat under an umbrella outside. 

10 Barrel Brew Pub

10 Barrel Brew Pub is a great place for the entire family — including your dogs! This brewpub is dog-friendly. Pull up a chair outside or inside and enjoy some tasty, award winning beers and eat your fill of delicious pub grub. Be sure to check out their events calendar — they’ve always got something going on. Each month they partner with a charity, and this month it is the Alzheimer’s Association. Not only will your belly be happy, you’ll be supporting a good cause. 

Boise Brewing

Boise Brewing started as a small kickstarter back in 2012 and they’ve grown so much since! One thing we love about this brewery is that this brewery is truly of the people — it’s community sponsored! Yes, even you can participate and own a share of the brewery (much like a food co-op…but for beer). Boise Brewing is currently one of only a couple breweries in the country to offer an ownership program of this kind. Way to go, Boise!

Payette Brewing

Payette Brewing not only makes some awesome brews, but they also support their local community by giving back. Payette Forward allows them to give back through community organizations and events. Payette Brewing’s existence is inspired by explorations and adventures within the Boise landscape. If you’re an outdoorsman (or woman) with an adventurous spirit, you might like to stop here! Be sure to bring your dog, too. 

Sockeye Brewing

Idaho is famous for the Sawtooth Mountains, wild rivers and the iconic Sockeye salmon…which is exactly how Sockeye Brewing got their name.  Just like us, they’ve got Idaho in their DNA. Be sure to try their Dagger Falls IPA and Angel’s Perch Amber and definitely don’t forget to get your ticket to attend their Boise Bacon and Beer Festival this fall! 

Highlands Hollow Brew House

This microbrewery is the oldest in Idaho! They’re proud of this fact and their history. Their beers are great and their food is extremely tasty and made from locally sourced ingredients. This combo of great beer and fine foods is what makes them so successful. 

Edge Brewing

Edge Brewing also slings amazing brews and food! Arrive with a hungry appetite and you won’t leave disappointed. This brewery takes pride in crafting traditional brews “with an edge.” 

Barbarian Brewing

Barbarian Brewing creates delicious, complex, artisan ales and lagers. They draw inspiration from old world traditions but also strive to innovate and create new styles and techniques. They’re small and locally owned and they make delicious beer. Bring your pup to relax on the patio!

…Bonus Spot!

The Flats 16

The Flats 16 is a Star, ID local gem with an extensive craft beer selection, great food, and an outdoor family patio setting. Whether you live in Star, or are just exploring for the day, you won’t want to miss The Flats 16. 

We could continue to add to this list, but it would go on forever. Have we convinced you yet? What are you waiting for? Go grab your friends and settle into a perfect patio spot as you sip amazing beers. Ahhh, summertime in Boise.

Community, Hope, and Golf

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From left to right – Broker John Browning, Owner and Associate Felicia Todd, her brother Whitney Browning and his wife Sarah Browning at the First Annual Charitable Golf Tournament in honor of Felicia and Whitney’s Mother, Sylvia.


Our first annual First Service Group Charitable Golf Tournament for The Pancreatic Cancer Network  was such a success!

We’d like to thank everyone who came out in support of this very meaningful cause. This event was in honor of Felicia Todd’s mother, who we lost in 2015 just four short months after she was diagnosed.

Felicia Todd, Chris Todd, Felicia’s Mother Sylvia, and Felicia’s brother Aaron

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of all cancer related deaths in the US. It kills more people every year than breast cancer in the US. Unfortunately, it has the least amount of resources and research because in most cases, diagnosis is too late to have much time for studies.

Please help us spread awareness by walking with us Sept 7th in Boise Purple Stride Walk to Wage Hope. Click HERE to sign up and be on our team! We’d love to have you all join us!

Felicia and Chris Todd with Pancreatic Cancer survivors and volunteers with the Purple Stride Walk with a donation of $1,500 to go towards funding and research for the Pancreatic Action Network’s search for a cure.

Golf Tournament Raffle — Over $400 raised in raffle ticket sales! Thank you to our local businesses who donated items.

Such perfect weather for a wonderful event.

The scores from the First Annual Golf Tournament