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.
Another Source Predicts a Snowy Winter in The Treasure Valley
A few months back, the Farmer's Almanac for 2018 released their predictions for our upcoming winter, and few were excited about the idea of more snow. Now, it's happened again.
Idaho Has a New Record-Setting Pumpkin You Can See at The Farmstead
It seemed many of us were stocking up on pumpkins across the Treasure Valley this weekend, but if you haven't made it to The Farmstead yet, you've haven't seen the biggest.
If You Live in Meridian and Hope to See the New WinCo at Linder & Chinden, There is Still …
If you've been following the back and forth about the new development at Linder & Chinden in Meridian, you might have heard the new WinCo store is a "no-go." Not quite yet.
Good News Meridian, Fanci Freez is Coming!
If you have loved Fanci Freez either at their North Boise location or experiencing their food truck but live in Meridian, good news. Soon, a Meridian location will be opening.
Schools and Libraries Across Idaho Getting Into 3-D Printing
3-D printing is a new technology that is already revolutionizing the potential for what we can make on our own. Now, Idaho schools and libraries will be providing 3-D printing.
Idaho’s Doctor Shortage Could be Helped by New Meridian Medical School
If you've been on I84 between Eagle Road and 10 Mile recently, part of your trip has taken you past what will soon be Idaho's first Medical School currently under construction.
Another Parenting Milestone Passed With a New Bed for My Kiddo
For the last two years, my kiddo had this bunk bed set up in his room. This weekend, the move to a new "big bed" was completed, and it struck me how quickly time is passing by.
Boise Third Graders Given Dictionaries By Rotary Members
It's the gift that keeps on giving? It is for Third-graders at Whitney Elementary School in Boise as they have been given dictionaries courtesy of the Boise Rotary Club.
Downtown Boise Parking Prices Could be Going up
If you park in downtown Boise, odds are good you have parked in Capitol City Development Corporation garage. Now, they say they are likely going to be raising prices.
Idaho Construction Job Growth Continues to be Strong
It's no surprise if you've driven through downtown Boise lately, construction job growth in the State of Idaho continues to be strong (and the Treasure Valley isn't even the strongest).