When these neon swirls were installed several years ago, they created a bit of controversy because they were so party-oriented. Aren't they great? The Boise Art Museum is right across the street from the Library! - the exclamation point is part of the name. Another point of contention for a while.
This business has been on Emerald at least since the 1980s, when the band Bow Wow Wow was popular. I don't think there's a connection - just a coincidence on the timeline of history :) Enjoy your weekend!
It's possible. I learned about it yesterday, and no, you don't need a sugar maple for maple syrup. Red, black, even silver maples will work - they just don't give up as much sap. Plus, we tend to use systemics on our trees, and if a tree is treated, you don't want to be eating it. If you're interested, now is the time to be tapping in Boise. The basic ratio is 40:1. So, 40 cups of sap will boil down to 1 cup of syrup. A maple the size of this trunk will give about a liter of sap per day, until it seals itself off and refuses to donate any more.
I found this in a second-hand store last weekend. Published in 2005, it's mostly satire and tongue-in-cheek - but this part is true: "...every person in every pickup waves or nods, and people you pass on the street say howdy. It's called being friendly."