HI, I’m Jeff Connell, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my page here on the website. I’m proud to call the Treasure Valley Home having moved here a little over three years ago. I live in Meridian with my 8 year-old son. Life has been an adventure in the last few years I went through a divorce after a 13 year marriage, so I’ve been navigating a life reboot. It’s been a lot of growth, some lessons learned along the way, and some really “unique” dating experiences. I grew up in Seattle, so I still cheer for the Mariners and Seahawks, and my son and I have adopted both the Portland Trailblazers and Utah Jazz for basketball. We’re still holding out hope Boise will get another basketball team to play. In my downtime, I love to travel, grab my camera and take pictures, and do some “adventures” with my kiddo. I made it to Australia last year which was one of those bucket list trips. I’m hoping to add another stamp to the passport sometime soon, and am committed to camping in our amazing Idaho outdoors this summer.
Panera Bread Now Open in Downtown Boise
For many of us who have been eagerly awaiting a new place to grab food downtown, good news, Panera Bread has opened at the corner of 11th and Myrtle.
Last Night’s Storm Did Some Damage at My House
Yesterday had been a pretty clam weather day. Warm, a little bit overcast, and then suddenly around 6 p.m., what I heard some call a microburst hit my neighborhood.
Valley Regional Transit to Make Boise Bus Route Busier
Valley Regional Transit is exploring increasing the frequency of ValleyRide bus service on State Street before the end of the year.
The Treasure Valley’s Lack of Affordable Apartments
If you or someone you know has been on the hunt for housing in the Treasure Valley, you've probably heard it's hard to find. Especially if you are on a lower or fixed-income.
WinCo Named Boise’s Favorite Supermarket
If you've lived in the Treasure Valley for any amount of time, you know the fun to seeing what the Boise Weekly names as the Best of Boise. One I love for this year: WinCo wins for groceries.
This Feels Familiar: The Boise River Flows are at Dangerous Conditions
It was a beautiful warm Boise Memorial Day Weekend, but one natural place to cool off wasn't available (and remains so today). The Boise River is in dangerous condition.
Open Letter: Teachers, Thanks! You Are So Appreciated
It's Teacher Appreciation Day today, and to some of the hardest working most generous people I know, I want to say thank you for all you do for so many of us.
I Learned a New Lifehack: Removing Gum from Car Floor Mat
It's probably happened to most of us. You're going about your business, get into your car, and realize you've stepped in gum and now it's all over your floor mats. How do you fix it?
Five Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Stores Will be Closing
It's a system that makes sense. Great deals on great stuff for a great cause. Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Stores support the programs of Idaho Youth Ranch, but now, five stores are closing.
Scentsy Wins Another Honor and is A Best Employer
It's another honor for Meridian-based Scentsy, as the company has been named one of the best midsize companies in the country according to Forbes Best Employers List.