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Luxury downtown living at The Thomas George on Third and Front. With only 60 private condominiums on floors 4-18 and a secure garage for each owner, Lake Coeur d’Alene is at your doorstep. Each unit features high-end finishes with view options of Lake CDA, McEuen Park, Tubbs Hill, Independence Point and Sanders Beach. Amenities include an on-site concierge, 24-hour gym, golf simulator, indoor/outdoor pool, and lakeview community terrace.

This meticulously maintained 1,081 sq. ft. custom lakeview condo is ready for new owners just in time for summer. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, enjoy unparalleled views of Lake CDA from the large deck. The rooftop Club Level features an indoor and outdoor lounge, workout facility, meeting room, cooking areas, hot tub, and more. Enjoy quick access to parks, the lake, dining, entertainment, and downtown Coeur d’Alene living.







A luxurious home nestled by the Spokane River, this 2022 modern build by an award-winning builder looks brand new. This secondary waterfront masterpiece includes 3,058 sq. ft., 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 custom bathrooms, and two levels of wrap-around patios. The open-concept kitchen flows into the living room with soaring ceilings. The master suite includes a large tiled shower, soaking tub, and custom closet. Enjoy low-maintenance living in Atlas Waterfront just in time for summer!

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Summertime in Coeur d’Alene

Summertime in Coeur d'Alene is a season of breathtaking beauty and endless outdoor fun. The sparkling waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene invite boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming and fishing, while the surrounding mountains offer hiking and biking trails with stunning vistas. The town comes alive with vibrant events like farmers markets and a variety of outdoor concert series. Warm, sunny days are perfect for golfing on renowned courses or enjoying a leisurely stroll along the picturesque lakefront and floating boardwalk. With its mix of natural splendor and lively community activities, Coeur d'Alene in summer is a paradise for residents and visitors alike.

In our summer edition of Coeur d’Alene Living Local, find seasonal activities, local events, the best places to dine, shop and explore, and a whole lot more!

We also put the spotlight on a few local businesses. For those looking to pamper themselves, Roots Hair Studio in Hayden is dedicated to making clients look and feel their best. When it comes to updating your garage door this summer, North Idaho Garage Door

is committed to quality, durable and aesthetically pleasing solutions for each client they serve. Then there’s Alder and Stone Interiors, an interior design firm celebrating three years in business and focusing on new builds, large-scale remodels and furniture projects. Lastly, Aimee Peters of Aimee Peters Real Estate talks real estate and shares details about her latest development on the Prairie Falls Golf Course.

Our local stories highlight two beloved annual events that the community looks forward to each and every year: the 40th anniversary of the Coeur d’Alene Marathon, and the Idaho State Fair, with 2024 marking its 102nd year of family fun. And be sure to check out our calendar of events showcasing all those community events you don’t want to miss.

There’s no time like summertime to rediscover all that makes Coeur d’Alene special.

About the Cover

Our summer edition of Coeur d’Alene Living Local features Aimee Peters of Aimee Peters Real Estate, a professional and dedicated Realtor® who goes above and beyond to ensure her clients achieve their real estate goals while prioritizing their needs and dreams. Read more about Aimee, her road to real estate, and her latest development on the Prairie Falls Golf Course in our featured spotlight on page 35.

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Your Quick Guide to all thingsReal Estate

Hot topics for the summer months

As temperatures soar, so does the activity in the housing market. From essential tips for homebuyers looking to make their dream home a reality to successful strategies for sellers aiming to capitalize on the summer selling season; whether you’re a firsttime homebuyer eager to embark on your journey to homeownership or a seasoned seller seeking to maximize your property’s appeal, you’ll find valuable insights and advice to guide you every step of the way.



Navigating the Homebuying Journey with Confidence

To set yourself up for success when buying a new home, start by defining your needs, preferences and budget clearly. Research neighborhoods, schools, amenities and property values to narrow down your options effectively. Get pre-approved for a mortgage to strengthen your offer and streamline the buying process. Partner with a knowledgeable and reputable real estate agent who understands your goals and advocates for your best interests. Attend open houses and schedule private viewings to assess properties thoroughly. Conduct thorough inspections and consider potential resale value. Stay organized, patient and flexible throughout the process, understanding that finding the perfect home may take time. Lastly, trust your instincts and don’t settle for a property that doesn’t meet your criteria. With careful planning, diligence and guidance from professionals, you can navigate the homebuying journey confidently and achieve your homeownership goals.

Why Seeing a Home in Person Matters

In today’s digital age, virtual tours and online listings offer convenience, but nothing beats experiencing a home in person before making an offer. Visiting a property allows you to assess its true condition, ambiance and neighborhood vibe firsthand. You can gauge factors like natural light, room sizes and overall layout that might not translate accurately in photos or videos. Additionally, being physically present enables you to ask questions, address concerns and envision yourself living in the space. By taking the time to tour a home in person, you can make a more informed decision, ensuring that it meets your needs and preferences before committing to a purchase. It’s a vital step in the home-buying process that can ultimately save you time, money and disappointment down the road.

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Prime Time for Homebuyers

Buying a house presents numerous advantages for prospective homeowners.

In the summer of 2024, buying a house presents numerous advantages for prospective homeowners. Firstly, the warmer months often coincide with increased inventory and market activity, providing buyers with a wider selection of properties to choose from. Additionally, favorable weather conditions make it easier to conduct home inspections and assess outdoor features such as landscaping and curb appeal. Moreover, historically low mortgage rates continue to offer favorable financing options for buyers, maximizing affordability. With longer daylight hours and a sense of optimism in the air, now is an opportune time for buyers to make their move into homeownership, capitalizing on favorable market conditions and ample choices.

Updated Windows Bring Value Beyond Aesthetics

When hunting for a new home, don’t overlook the significance of updated windows. While they contribute to the home’s visual appeal, their benefits extend far beyond mere aesthetics. Modern windows offer superior insulation, sealing out drafts and maintaining a comfortable interior climate year-round. This not only enhances your living experience but also leads to noticeable savings on heating and cooling bills. Additionally, energy-efficient windows often come with features like UV protection and sound insulation, adding further value to your investment. When evaluating potential properties, prioritize those with updated windows to ensure long-term comfort, energy efficiency and cost savings. Remember, the benefits of updated windows extend well beyond initial impressions; they are a crucial component of a home’s functionality and financial value.

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Assessing your financial situation and future plans can help you determine the optimal timing for your home purchase.

Timing is Everything

While buying a home is an exciting milestone, there are instances when it might not be the best time for you to take the plunge. Financial instability, such as a low credit score or high debt-toincome ratio, can hinder your ability to secure a favorable mortgage rate or afford monthly payments. Additionally, if you anticipate a major life change, such as a career move or starting a family, it may be wise to wait until your circumstances stabilize. Market conditions, such as inflated housing prices or limited inventory, can also make it challenging to find a suitable property within your budget. Taking the time to assess your financial situation and future plans can help you determine the optimal timing for your home purchase.


Summer Selling:


Moves in the Sun

Selling your house during the summer months brings a host of benefits in today’s dynamic real estate market. With longer days and sunny skies, your property shines, attracting more eager buyers. Summer’s bustling activity and heightened demand often lead to faster sales and competitive offers, helping you secure a favorable deal. Families, in particular, are keen to settle before the new school year, expanding your potential buyer pool. Furthermore, persistently low housing inventory levels drive up prices, offering sellers the chance to maximize their returns. Don’t miss out on this prime selling season — leverage these summer months to showcase your home and achieve a successful sale.

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Successful Strategies for Selling Your Home

To set yourself up for success when selling your home, start by preparing your property to make a lasting impression. Declutter, depersonalize and stage your home to showcase its full potential and appeal to potential buyers. Work with a reputable real estate agent who understands the local market and can develop a tailored marketing strategy to attract qualified buyers. Price your home competitively based on comparable sales and current market conditions to generate interest and offers. Maximize curb appeal to create a positive first impression and consider making minor repairs or updates to enhance the overall appeal. Be flexible and responsive to buyer feedback and offers, and maintain open communication with your agent throughout the selling process. By taking these proactive steps and leveraging the expertise of professionals, you can increase your chances of selling your home quickly and for the best possible price.


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Hot Home Features That Make

a Cool Impression!

When selling your home during the warmer months, accentuate special touches like outdoor fans, air conditioning, sprinkler systems, ceiling fans and strategic window shades. These features enhance comfort, showcasing your property as a sanctuary from the heat. Outdoor fans on covered decks create inviting spaces for relaxation and entertainment, while interior ceiling fans maintain airflow. Highlighting air conditioning and efficient windows communicates temperature control and energy savings. A sprinkler system signals low-maintenance landscaping, while window shades balance natural light and heat. By emphasizing these details, you not only elevate your home’s appeal but also demonstrate thoughtful design, enhancing its desirability during the summer market.

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Summer Tips:

Highlight Your Home’s Outdoor Amenities

Highlighting a home’s outdoor amenities, such as patios and decks, pools and garden areas, as well as scenic views, is pivotal in portraying its potential for enjoyable summer living to prospective buyers. These features extend living space, providing areas for relaxation, entertainment and recreation during warm months. Patios and pools offer venues for outdoor gatherings and leisure activities, while well-maintained garden areas enhance aesthetics and tranquility. Scenic views contribute to ambiance and serenity, enriching the overall living experience. By showcasing these outdoor amenities, sellers effectively communicate the lifestyle opportunities the property affords, appealing to buyers seeking a harmonious blend of indoor comfort and outdoor enjoyment during the summer season.

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Buying Before Selling

Buying a house before selling yours offers advantages with strategic planning. Explore bridge loans or home equity lines of credit to cover the down payment. Negotiate a rent-back agreement with the seller for extra time to sell your current home. Work closely with a real estate agent for expert guidance. Maximize your market appeal by preparing your current home for sale. This approach allows you to secure your new home without the pressure of timing the sale of your current property. You can take advantage of favorable market conditions and potentially avoid temporary housing arrangements. With careful financial planning and support from professionals, buying before selling can be a successful strategy.


Choosing the Right Realtor®: Key Factors for a Smooth Home-Buying or Selling Experience

Selecting the right Realtor® is crucial for a seamless home-buying or selling process. Look for a professional with local expertise and a track record of success in your target market. Effective communication skills are essential, ensuring clear and timely updates throughout the transaction. Seek out a Realtor® who listens attentively to your needs and preferences, offering personalized guidance and solutions. Transparency and honesty are paramount, fostering trust and confidence in the partnership. Additionally, consider their negotiation skills and ability to navigate complex transactions with ease. A proactive and responsive Realtor® will anticipate challenges and work diligently to overcome them, ensuring a stress-free experience for you. By prioritizing these qualities when selecting a Realtor®, you can embark on your real estate journey with peace of mind and assurance.


Aimee Peters:

Your Guide in Real Estate

Unlocking dreams and building communities

Embarking on the journey of buying or selling a home can be both exciting and daunting. Fortunately, with the right guide by your side, navigating the real estate landscape becomes a seamless and rewarding experience. Realtor® Aimee Peters is a dedicated professional who goes above and beyond to ensure her clients achieve their real estate goals while prioritizing their needs and dreams.

Aimee's path to real estate was shaped by her innate desire to help others and her lifelong fascination with homes. After completing her undergraduate studies in psychology and organizational science at the University of Idaho, she initially pursued a master's program in mental health counseling. However, it didn't take long for Aimee to realize that her true passion lay elsewhere.

Driven by a relentless curiosity and a desire to make a meaningful impact, Aimee found herself drawn to the world of real estate. Her decision to transition into this field was not only met with support from her loved ones but also fueled by her own experiences as a homeowner and property investor.

Aimee's journey in real estate is marked by a diverse range of experiences, from buying her first home to investing in properties with her husband, fixing them up, and renting them out — and today, building new construction. This firsthand knowledge equips her with a deep understanding of the intricacies of the real estate process, allowing her to anticipate her clients' needs and provide tailored solutions.

Central to Aimee's approach is her unwavering commitment to her clients' well-being and satisfaction. She believes in putting their best interests first, listening attentively to their aspirations, and devising personalized strategies to help them achieve their goals. Whether it's guiding first-time homebuyers through the purchasing process or assisting sellers in maximizing their property's value,

Aimee ensures a smooth and stress-free experience for her clients.

Partnering with Aimee means gaining access to a wealth of resources and expertise. She offers free consultations, comprehensive buyer and seller guides, and personalized plans tailored to each client's unique needs and preferences. For sellers, Aimee provides superior online marketing, staging services, and a personalized strategy designed to maximize exposure and attract potential buyers.

Born and raised in the picturesque surroundings of North Idaho, Aimee has a deep appreciation for the area's natural beauty and close-knit community. She understands the importance of finding not just a house but a home — a place where one can truly belong and thrive. Aimee's strong connections and networking within the community further enhance her ability to serve her clients effectively.

In addition to her real estate endeavors, Aimee is excited to share her latest development listing — an exquisite collection of luxury homes with detached ADUs on the Prairie Falls Golf Course in Post Falls. These European Transitional designs offer unparalleled elegance and versatility, providing homeowners with the opportunity to enjoy resort-style living in a serene setting. Both the main home and ADU can be rented out for long- or short-term rentals.

For Aimee, the most rewarding aspect of her work is the relationships she builds with her clients and the opportunity to witness their dreams become a reality. With Aimee Peters as your trusted guide, your real estate journey is not just a transaction — it's a transformative experience guided by care, expertise, and a shared vision of success. Contact Aimee today and embark on your path to homeownership and community.

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Alder + Stone Interiors

Design Inspired by Nature:

Where rustic meets modern

Ronniesha Rivera’s passion for interior design was first sparked while in high school after “randomly” taking an upper-level drafting class, where fell in love with interior design from a drafting / floor plan standpoint.

“I loved ‘solving the puzzle’ if you will. That’s all design really is … identifying a problem and creating a solution. Being a type-A kind of gal, I loved that aspect of it all,” Ronniesha recalls.

Her journey in interior design began at Washington State University, where she gained her bachelor’s degree in interior design in 2019. Following graduation, Ronniesha worked for a few local firms as a junior designer, where she found herself constantly wanting more — more responsibility, more autonomy and more opportunities to hone her skill. In 2021, she founded Alder and Stone Interiors (formerly Studio Eight Interiors). “April 3 marked three years in business, and it has been the best thing I have ever done,” she smiles. “It takes so much hard work and dedication to run a business, but the benefits and joy that come from it are exponential.”

Alder and Stone is a full-service interior design firm for families “who want to get intentional about the spaces they live in,” focusing on new builds, large-scale remodels and furniture projects. Ronniesha has worked in the residential area of interior

design but more recently has focused her attention to cottages, cabins and lodges in North Idaho.

Specializing in elevated mountain living, Alder and Stone is where rustic meets modern living. “Commonly when people think of rustic interiors, they think of dark, wood-filled spaces with animal heads everywhere. But I really wanted to take the concept of ‘rustic’ and clean it up a bit. Add some flare. Maybe some pops of gold. Some glam and other modern elements,” she shares. “I really strive to design in a way where we take aspects of nature such as materials and color schemes and apply them in a way that elevates the room, completely rethinking and redefining rustic interiors. A lot of our interiors are located in Northern Idaho, and it’s just fitting that we pull so much inspiration from nature.”

One recent project that Ronniesha found truly special was the North Garden Lodge for Lutherhaven Ministries, which was completed late last year. The overarching design concept of the 10,000-square-foot rentable lodge was to bridge the gap between the 75-year-old camp with the new space. As Ronniesha explains, “We wanted to keep the look and feel of the existing structures on site but also bring the new lodge up to date and have it stand out a bit. For example, we took some of


the kelly green color from the existing buildings, brought the color shade down a bit and found a really beautiful moss green that was a bit more modern. We also focused on bringing the outdoors inside. To achieve that, we did huge glass sliding doors the lead directly out to the back decks — when the doors are open, you literally feel like you are sitting outside enjoying the views.”

This project also was meaningful to Ronniesha because of the community she was welcomed into, emphasizing that for a project of this size, there was a large team consisting of consultants and tradesmen. “Every single person I worked with was absolutely dedicated to bringing it to life and understood that it would take deep collaboration to bring it all together. Simply amazing,” she remarks. “There is so much history infused into Camp Lutherhaven, and I was beyond overjoyed to be a part of making history for all the guests who will stay in the future.”

While Ronniesha acknowledges there is no shortage of “exceptional” interior designers in the area who are devoted and focused on their craft, she believes it is Alder and Stone’s design approach which truly sets them apart. “Our sweet spot is destination spaces such as cabins,

cottages and lodges. When you are designing someone’s luxury cabin, it takes a different approach, a different level of understanding the space and the client’s needs,” she explains. “It’s almost like balancing residential while also understanding that there may be some hospitality-type needs to the project as well.”

At the end of the day, as Ronniesha reflects back on what she finds most rewarding, it is the people. “When you think about it, your home is your safe place. It is where you raise your children, create memories with your partner — it is everything. So, the fact that people invite me into their safe space and put their trust in me to bring their vision to life — THAT is the reward.”

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Discover the Best of the Inland Northwest

An exciting guide to must-visit destinations for activities and entertainment

North Idaho into Spokane, Washington, are brimming with exciting destinations and activities perfect for families, adventure seekers, and those looking to explore the unique charm of the Inland Northwest — whether you’re a local or visitor. From thrilling theme parks and serene mountain retreats to engaging educational centers and adventurous zip line tours, this region offers an array of experiences to suit every interest. Take a peek at some of the most fun and engaging destinations you can find throughout North Idaho and Spokane.

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located in Sandpoint, is a year-round destination offering a plethora of activities. During the winter, the resort is a haven for skiers and snowboarders with over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain. In the summer, Schweitzer transforms into an outdoor adventure paradise. Visitors can enjoy mountain biking on scenic trails, take a ride on the scenic chair lifts, or test their skills on the trampoline jumper and climbing wall. The resort also features a thrilling zipline experience, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. Schweitzer’s diverse activities and stunning landscapes make it a must-visit destination in North Idaho. And don’t miss their summer events, including Summer Community Day, Race the Wolf and Northwest Winefest.

Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood Theme Park in Athol is the largest theme park in the Pacific Northwest. The park features over 70 rides and attractions, including roller coasters, water slides and live entertainment shows. Highlights include the thrilling wooden coaster Tremors and the high-speed steel coaster Aftershock. In addition to the rides, Silverwood offers a variety of dining options and souvenir shops. Adjacent to the theme park is Boulder Beach Water Park, which provides a refreshing escape with its wave pools, lazy river and water slides. Silverwood’s combination of amusement rides and water attractions makes it a must-visit destination for thrill-seekers and families alike.

Timberline Adventures

Timberline Adventures in Coeur d'Alene offers a thrilling zip line experience through the treetops of the scenic Coeur d'Alene Mountains. The course includes several zip lines, suspension bridges and a treehouse platform, providing an exhilarating adventure for all participants. Timberline Adventures emphasizes safety and provides all necessary equipment and instruction. In addition to zip lining, the company offers guided nature hikes and eco-tours, allowing visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or a serene nature experience, Timberline Adventures delivers an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

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Blue Zoo Aquarium

Spokane’s Blue Zoo Aquarium offers an interactive and educational experience for all ages. The aquarium features a wide variety of marine life, including sharks, stingrays and colorful fish. Visitors can enjoy hands-on experiences such as touching stingrays and feeding fish. Blue Zoo also hosts educational programs and presentations, making it a great destination for learning about marine ecosystems and conservation. With its engaging exhibits and family friendly atmosphere, Blue Zoo Aquarium provides a delightful day of exploration and discovery.

Flight 509 Family Entertainment Center

Fun takes flight at Spokane’s newest attraction, Flight 509 Family Entertainment Center. Opened in spring of 2024, it’s quickly become a popular destination for indoor fun and adventure. From laser tag and bumper cars to the ninja warrior course and ropes course, mini bowling, arcade, VR and more, Flight 509 is perfect for visitors of all ages, providing a safe and exhilarating environment for active play.

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Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, just outside Spokane, is more than just a gaming destination. This luxurious resort offers a wide range of amenities including a full-service spa, world-class dining options, and a variety of entertainment venues. During the summer, the resort hosts an impressive concert series featuring top national and international artists across various genres. The outdoor concert venue provides an intimate setting where guests can enjoy live music under the stars. Whether you’re looking to test your luck at the casino, relax in the spa, or catch a live performance, Northern Quest promises a memorable experience.

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North Idaho Garage Door

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North Idaho Garage Door, owned by Erik and Kelsey Johansen, epitomizes a family driven commitment to quality, integrity and community service. Erik's journey began in construction at 18, honing his skills in residential building and heavy machinery operation including a stint at Boeing. His diverse experience laid the groundwork for founding North Idaho Garage Door, leveraging his expertise into a successful venture. Kelsey's background in customer service and a master’s in counseling psychology complements Erik's construction expertise. Their shared vision for work-life balance led to the establishment of North Idaho Garage Door in February 2022, prioritizing exceptional service and community connection.

“Embarking on the venture using our savings was a daunting endeavor, particularly with the added responsibility of our two young children,” Kelsey reflects. “This journey has seen challenges, both minor and significant, but the continuous encouragement and backing from our loved ones, their belief in our vision and their unwavering support have been our pillars of strength.”

In two years, North Idaho Garage Door has flourished, earning a reputation for reliability and excellence. Their comprehensive services range from repairs and


maintenance to custom installations. What sets them apart is their commitment to honesty; they operate without commissions. “This means you can trust our small family team to provide honest and unbiased advice, tailored to your specific needs. Our focus is on delivering top-notch service and ensuring your satisfaction, not on pushing unnecessary products or services,” Kelsey notes. “Our dedication to integrity has enabled us to build trust with homeowners, property managers and businesses alike, transforming first-time clients into lifelong customers.”

Their commitment to excellence is evident in every project they undertake — big or small. Whether a customer is in need of a simple repair to extend the life of their current garage door or considering a completely new, custom-designed installation, North Idaho Garage Door will help guide their clients through every step of the process.

North Idaho Garage Door's dedication to integrity and community extends beyond business. They take pride in contributing to the safety and security of their clients' homes and businesses, ensuring peace of mind through dependable services.

Their success story is not just about building a business; it's about building lasting relationships and being an integral part of the local community. The Johansens are proud members of NIBCA (North Idaho Building Contractors Association), collaborating closely with fellow builders and businesses. Kelsey's involvement in committees like Professional Women in Business and North Idaho Mamas in Business underscores her commitment to supporting women and fostering community engagement. This dedication led to Kelsey being recognized as Kootenai County Young Professional’s Top 30 under 40 winner this past year.

At North Idaho Garage Door, they are committed to serving a wide range of locations from Coeur d'Alene to Sandpoint — and all areas in between. Their dedication to accessibility is reflected in their customer service, with phone lines open seven days a week to ensure their team is always available to meet the needs of the community when it comes to their garage doors.

Earlier this year, they took second place for The Business Journal of North Idaho's Best of 2024 for Garage Door Contractor.

“We take great pride in being an integral part of our community, continually striving to contribute positively and uphold the highest standards of service,” Kelsey adds. “We look forward to serving our neighbors for many years to come, offering high-quality garage door solutions and customer service that exceeds expectations.”

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Coeur d’Alene Triathlon



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Every year spanning the past four decades, athletes have gathered near Lake Coeur d’Alene to board a cruise boat before jumping in to begin a deep-water swim. This kicks off the annual Coeur d’Alene Triathlon, celebrating its 40th anniversary on August 10.

“The Coeur d’Alene Triathlon has been, and still is, one of the premier races in the Pacific Northwest,” says Teree Taylor, race and sponsorship coordinator. “In its founding years, it was a competitive race for pro and elite athletes like Mark Allen and Dave Scott” — each a six-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion, with Dave Scott the first to ever be inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame.

Since 2018, the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon has been owned by Rob Liddicot, “a 16-time Ironman triathlete, cyclist and all-around fan of anything outdoors,” Teree says. “He took ownership of the race with the goal of injecting new life and blood into the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon. Being a triathlete, he knows what it's like to participate in a well-run event.”

Teree says since Rob took over the race, participation has been growing every year. In 2023, they had just under 600 athletes.

In 2019, they added the Pacific Northwest’s only Deep-Water Olympic Swim Start. “Olympic athletes board the Cruise Ship Coeur d'Alene and are taken out into the bay off Independence Point for a 1.5k swim back to shore,” Teree says.


“Our community recognizes the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon as their ‘Hometown Race.’ We could not do the race without our local volunteers, who keep our athletes safe in the water and on our city streets, roadways and trails.”

The race is a USAT-sanctioned championship race for the state of Idaho. Along with Olympic Triathlon, the event offers a half-Olympic distance Scenic Sprint, and a Duathlon.

The Sprint Distance Triathlon takes off from Coeur d’Alene City Beach one hour after the Olympic race begins, sending participants into a 500-meter swim, 13-mile bike ride and 5k run.

Participants across Coeur d’Alene Triathlon events will take in views of Coeur d’Alene Lake, the Centennial Trail and the Spokane River. Courses conclude at the Triathlon Village finish line in Coeur d’Alene City Park.

Teree has been involved with the race since 2011 and says the event will have some surprises in store for its 40th anniversary. "We will have a 40-year commemorative medal and T-shirt for all finishers," she says, "and are hoping to have some surprise guests at our award ceremony."

Teree says the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon is thankful for the support provided by its sponsors over the years, especially current sponsors, along with community support.

“Our community recognizes the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon as their ‘Hometown Race.’ We could not do the race without our local volunteers, who keep our athletes safe in the water and on our city streets, roadways and trails,” Teree says. “It takes the coordination of community agencies and organizations that assist us in the complicated logistics required to put on a race of this caliber. The City of Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Cruises, the Idaho State Parks & Recreation Department, the Eastside Highway District, Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Sheriff's Department, the Department of Lands, the Coeur d’Alene Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department and EMTs, The Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association and the Lake City High School Track Team all play a part.”

For more information on supporting or participating in the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon, visit



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“This year marks my 10th anniversary at the North Idaho State Fair, and I can honestly say the magic never fades,” says Alexcia Jordan, general manager at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

“We are fortunate to have an incredible board and fantastic team whose collaboration and creativity are the driving forces behind each fair. Every year, we come together to reflect on past successes and brainstorm new ways to enhance the fair experience for everyone involved.”

This year's fair will take place August 16 through 25. Alexcia says what she looks forward to most this year is seeing her team’s vision come to life.


She says this year’s theme, “Fun Galore in 2024,” promises exactly that — an abundance of fun at every turn. “I can’t wait to see the smiles, hear the laughter and share in the delight as everyone discovers what we have in store!"

Alexcia looks forward to this year’s “incredible lineup” of entertainment for the fair, including Western National Pulling Series, a tractor and truck pull that is new and never before seen at the North Idaho State Fair.

“There's nothing quite like watching attendees enjoy the array of attractions and events we've passionately organized,” she says. “It’s in these moments that I truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of our team.”

“For grounds attractions, we are bringing the Extreme Dog Show and Sara Twister, who can shoot a bow and arrow with incredible accuracy with her feet,” she says. “Organizing the Party in the Dirt Concert Series is always an exhilarating challenge, as we aim to keep the lineup fresh and exciting each year. For years, we've featured just one act per night, but this year, we're shaking things up by having two acts co-headline each evening."

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This year’s Party in the Dirt Concert Series on August 19 and 20 features artists Ernest, Nate Smith, Sugar Ray, and Smash Mouth. Alexcia says securing artists for the concert series is a comprehensive process, typically spanning four to six months. "It begins with identifying potential artists that align with the musical tastes and expectations of our audience," she says. "From there, we engage in negotiations, often extending multiple offers to different acts before finalizing our lineup. This part of the process can be quite intricate, involving discussions about schedules, fees, and technical requirements."

The negotiation phase is time-consuming and requires persistence and flexibility; "however, the effort is incredibly rewarding when we see the community's enthusiastic response to our announcements," Alexcia says. "Both nights promise to be memorable, offering something for everyone."

Planning the fair is a process that begins more than a year in advance, "starting with selecting a theme — which is always the fun part," Alexcia says. "We assess the previous year's outcomes to identify areas for improvement. Planning involves extensive collaboration across various segments including livestock programs, exhibits, admissions, concessions, carnival attractions, entertainment, security and parking."

Alexia says each team member plays a crucial role in planning the fair, extending their reach into the community, to engage with vendors, sponsors and local leaders, and continue expanding on the fair's offerings.

"Overcoming challenges like scheduling conflicts or weather-related issues requires creativity and resilience from our team," Alexcia says. "Ultimately, our goal is to orchestrate a fair that not only entertains but also educates and brings the community together, contributing significantly to our local economy."

Alexcia says many people may not know that the fair and its array of events hosted year-round are completely self-sustaining.

"This achievement is made possible through the dedication and enthusiasm of everyone who attends, volunteers, and sponsors our activities," she says. "Although we are located on county property, we operate independently and are not county employees. We take immense pride in the fact that we do not use taxpayer dollars to bring these experiences to life. This means every ticket purchased, every hour volunteered and every sponsorship directly contributes to creating this incredible event for our community."

The community is invited to continue enjoying and supporting the North Idaho State Fair this August, support that is "vital for sustaining the tradition and success of our fair," Alexcia says. "Come be a part of this community celebration that we all build together!" Learn

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Local Guide SUMMER 2024

Summer Yard Mastery

1. Regular Mowing: Keep grass tidy with weekly mowing, leaving clippings for nutrients.

2. Deep Watering: Water early to promote deep root growth, using a timer for efficiency.

3. Mulch and Weed: Mulch for moisture retention, and weed regularly to maintain a tidy appearance.

4. Prune and Shape: Trim shrubs and trees for health and aesthetics, removing dead branches.

5. Strategic Fertilizing: Feed with balanced fertilizer per schedule, opting for organic options for lasting nourishment.


Based in Spirit Lake, Acme Acres is a family farm serving families across the Inland Northwest with their grassfed beef shares for pre-order (eighths, quarters, halves and wholes) and eggs from their free-range chickens.



Offering kids classes, and teen and adult classes, Breakthrough Martial Arts is a program that blends systems that teach a variety of practical sparring and ground skills while instilling the qualities of a good leader.

4274 W. Riverbend Ave. Post Falls 208.981.0016


Whether you need to keep it professional or take a break from the daily grind, Alt’s is a versatile spot for gatherings of all kinds, from corporate and private events to reunions, birthdays and wedding receptions.

418 W. Seltice Way | Post Falls



At Aspen Homes, they build more than your dream home. This custom home builder in Coeur d’Alene focuses on homes beautifully built and crafted with care, working handin-hand with their clients throughout the entire experience.

1831 N. Lakewood Dr. Coeur d’Alene



A boutique custom home builder dedicated to creating homes of distinction in North Idaho’s most desired areas, Monarch is dedicated to every detail, every process and every piece of material chosen. Services include land and home design, permitting and plans, bidding and costs, allowances and specs, construction and important dates, completion, communication and follow-through.

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business transforming homes and businesses in North Idaho and Spokane

Jim and Kelley Hobart began the next, exciting chapter in their life 14 years ago. Inspired by the beauty of North Idaho, the abundance of outdoor opportunities and the friendly people, they moved into their custom home in Hayden in 2010.

Everything was more beautiful than they had imagined it could be, except the epoxy flooring in the garage; after only a few years, it had faded, chipped and peeled up in the areas where they parked their cars. “I looked for solutions and was told I would need to have it professionally ground off, and then they would re-apply a new epoxy floor,” recalls Jim. “I didn’t want to repeat using epoxy only to get the same results a few years later.”

He and Kelley discovered the Penntek flooring system while visiting a relative — who raved about it! Jim decided to reach out to the manufacturer and discovered that no one was offering their flooring system alternative to epoxy in North Idaho or Spokane. This inspired the Hobarts to change that. They introduced Croc Coatings in 2020, bringing this revolutionary flooring system to the area so that others could have a new choice with premium flooring solutions. Since that time, they have installed over 1,000 Croc floors for local residents and businesses.

“We started the business with a mission to provide extraordinary floors and service and have grown as a result of delivering on this promise,”



Turning houses into homes for 20 years, Brenda Burk is known for her work ethic, energy and continuous drive, using her advanced negotiation skills to benefit her clients. Year year after year she places in the top 5 percent of Coldwell Banker Realtors worldwide.



Coeur d’Alene’s premier home cleaning company, Coeur d’Alene Home Cleaning proudly serves Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Rathdrum, Post Falls and Liberty Lake. Offering residential (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly), shortterm rental and commercial cleaning.



Atlas Building Group is a premier custom and semi-custom builder in North Idaho. Contact Hayden Anderl, luxury property specialist, to discuss available inventory or a future custom build. With more than $325 million sold in North Idaho since 2018, Hayden looks forward to helping sellers, buyers and investors make the right decisions.


affirms Jim. “However, it’s not all about growth; it’s about serving a true need and delivering exceptional service to our customers.”

Croc Coatings provides a flooring system that is durable, beautiful and lasts for years, plus it comes with a lifetime warranty against fading and discoloration — so it is perfect for outdoor areas. “Done in one day, it’s one of the best home or business improvement projects ever!” Jim notes. Also ideal for commercial use, Croc Coatings has replaced old epoxy floors with their industrial coatings at car dealerships, distilleries, restaurants and local shops.

From the day it was founded, Croc Coatings has had one simple goal: to provide the most durable and long-lasting floor coating products for homes and businesses and to install them with exceptional customer service. Jim has a fantastic team that cares about their customers and provides an exceptional experience every step along the way.

In addition, Croc Coatings now offers custom garage cabinets to complete your garage transformation. Experience a one-on-one design process with their professional design consultant to optimize your space to better serve you and your storage needs.

As the sun shines this summer, durable and easy-to-clean Croc floors are a great solution for your garage, basement or outdoor patio and walkways. Let Croc Coatings assist you with innovative new options for your floors.


Whether your style is Mountain Contemporary, Lakefront Living, Western Rancher or Classic Coeur d’Alene Luxury, a custom home built by Coeur Builders is guaranteed to express your creativity and style.

401 Sherman Ave. Ste. 207

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As a no-kill animal center, every bit of support goes a long way! Whether you’re in search of your furever friend or looking to donate or volunteer, with the community’s generosity, CAC can continue the lifesaving work they do!

10275 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden | 208.772.4019


Local and family owned, Coeur Window Coverings is the region’s best window treatment company. From blinds, shades, shutters and drapes, choosing the right window coverings has never been easier. Offering professional installations, the owners take pride in staying on top of the latest trends and technology in the window covering industry.


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No more cleaning out gutters, guaranteed, with the professionals from LeafFilter, who will clean your clogged gutters, seal and align them, then install your new LeafFilter. LeafFilter offers senior and military discounts.



This bookstore and coffee shop offers the perfect blend of literature and culinary experiences. Kindred & Co. is a new community hub where friends connect, ideas are shared and inspiration is found.

851 E. 4th Ave. | Post Falls



At North Idaho College, students get an affordable, practical education with quality learning in smaller class sizes and transfer-friendly credits. Gain skills that lead to better job opportunities or a new career path.

1000 W. Garden Ave. | Coeur d’Alene


Soak up the sun

Paddleboard rentals and more available at NIC

Come to North Idaho College for a fun-filled day on the water using NIC’s beach rentals. Open from 10am to 6pm every day from May 27 through September 2 at 0 South Rosenberry Drive, the Sunspot at Yap-Keehn-Um Beach is the perfect place for everyone to enjoy canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and more on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Parking is free and easy in the NIC campus parking lots throughout the summer. NIC’s boats and equipment are conveniently located right on the water's edge ready for launch.

For more information and pricing, visit



Accent Floors & Design is a full-service provider in Dalton Gardens specializing in selection, design and installation. Whether it's carpet, tile, luxury vinyl, laminate or hardwood, they provide quality and innovative flooring solutions to fit every lifestyle and budget. They can also meet your cabinetry and countertops (quartz and granite) needs. Pair your vision with Accent Floors & Design's mastery. Open 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 1pm Saturday. Dalton Gardens | 208.664.8830


This full-service plumbing company specializes in all aspects of residential plumbing, from remodels and water heaters, to fixtures and re-pipes, and more. With 30 years of experience, we take pride in providing a needed service to the community at a fair price. You or someone you know in need of a plumber? Call, text or email John today to ensure the job gets done right.

John Hulsey

Coeur d’Alene | 208.620.6885


Make your next special event truly memorable with the talents of Electric Photoland. Serving all of the Pacific Northwest, whether you're throwing the party of the century or just want to make your event a little more fun, they've got just the photo booth for you. Services include classic glam booth, photobooths with on-site printing, 360 video booths, roaming photography and so much more!


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Providing expert residential, commercial and auto tinting services in Coeur d’Alene, Tint Works specializes in high-quality LLumar and Vista window film products to protect and enhance your space and vehicles, reducing up to 99.9% of UV rays. Serving North Idaho for more than 35 years, Tint Works Window Tinting was recognized as the Architectural Window Film Company of the Year 2023! Coeur d'Alene ID | 208.762.8468

NIC students take out a canoe on June 21, 2023, at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
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INGRID YATES, Northwest Realty Group

Coeur d’Alene’s Homegrown Realtor®

Ingrid Yates has always had a love for residential properties and interior design. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho, Ingrid moved back to her hometown of Coeur d’Alene, where she worked as an interior designer for Burke Design Group. “I designed residential interiors from high-end homes and vacation homes to condominiums,” she shares. In addition, Ingrid is experienced in commercial design including financial institutions and large office spaces. With an acute eye for detail and expertise in residential living, real estate was bound to be the next step in her journey.

Today, Ingrid is a Realtor® with Northwest Realty Group. A Coeur d’Alene native, Ingrid knows the area well — from each neighborhood and area schools to the lakes and land in the country. “I have worked and played in North Idaho my entire life, so I am well-versed in all that our community has to offer,” she notes.

At Northwest Realty Group, Ingrid is grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside an amazing team and for the number one independent brokerage in North Idaho while being able to share her knowledge of Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho with her clients.


North Idaho Spas has been selling Sundance Spas in Northern Idaho since 1995, offering “Total Satisfaction” with a low-price guarantee and award-winning service. Ask your neighbor ... They probably own a Sundance Spa from North Idaho Spas!

271 W. Prairie Ave. | Hayden 208.719.7575


A small custom home builder located in Kootenai County, serving both the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane areas, North Ridge Homes was established in 2004 with a focus on community, integrity and quality.



Proudly serving homeowners and businesses throughout North Idaho and Eastern Washington, transform your garage with Croc Coatings + Cabinets’ durable and gorgeous concrete coating that’s engineered to perform and built to last. Also offering highly durable built-to-order cabinets and slat walls to complete your garage transformation and needs. 4290 W. Riverbend Ave. Post Falls | 208.516.1719

2022 North Government Way Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Office: 208.664.4200

Cell: 208.660.3213 agent/ingrid-yates

“I am here to help with every transaction and help my clients navigate the market with ease and confidence, whether they are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate,” Ingrid affirms. “I believe that communication is key to every successful transaction, and I am committed to providing prompt updates throughout the entire buying and selling process.”

Ingrid is not only passionate about real estate but the opportunity to give back to her “beloved” community. “I love where I live and love to be involved in positive and productive ways,” she shares. “Giving back to our community creates a stronger, more resilient community.”

For the past seven years, Ingrid has served on the EXCEL Foundation Board for School District 271 as well as spending many hours serving within area schools. She has made weekly food deliveries for the Coeur d’Alene Backpack Program and volunteers at Lutherhaven Ministries on the Fundraising Board.

If you’re looking to buy or sell this summer, Ingrid is ready to partner with you and ensure a seamless and successful experience.


Locally owned and family run, Pool World has been providing quality products and exceptional customer service for more than 47 years. Find the perfect swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa to suit your needs.

745 W. Appleway Ave. Coeur d’Alene | 208.765.5220


For more than three decades, Rosenberger Construction has been building unique homes that are distinctly “Rosenberger.” A premier custom home builder, discover the difference in a Rosenberger custom built home with their inspired designs and dedication to detail.

10149 Taryne St. | Hayden 208.772.5018


Licensed in 10 states, HDG is an awardwinning architecture firm and interior design studio dedicated to fusing their designs with the community, creating an evocative style that melds with the area’s history and speaks to future generations. The team analyzes, explores and imagines while crafting uplifting designs that contribute to urban renewal.

230 S. Washington St. | Spokane 509.321.5064



Family owned and operated, Sandpoint Furniture has been serving all of North Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana since 1975 and providing customers access to finer home furnishings that offer style, performance and affordability.

401 Bonner Mall Way Ste. A Ponderay | 208.263.5138


With locations in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Rathdrum, Post Falls, Athol and Old Town, Super 1 is your go-to grocery store for all of your shopping needs. Open 24/7 to better serve their loyal customers.

305 W. Kathleen Ave. Coeur d’Alene


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At New Leaf Nursery, their goal is to make gardening accessible to everyone. Whether that’s sharing their knowledge, passing on savings to their customers or simply providing a space that inspires, they are committed to help you create your most beautiful outdoor environment. Join their Seeds Rewards Program and earn points when you shop.

12655 N. Government Way Hayden | 208.762.4825


The Labrador Store is a unique and fun dog shop for all dog lovers! Located in the Resort Plaza Shops, find USA-Made dog collars, toys, treats, pillows, clothes and gifts; speciality items include labrador T-shirts, mugs, pints, hats and custom name frames.

210 E. Sherman Ave. #143 Coeur d’Alene



With a mission to improve the lives of people in our community, United Way of North Idaho helps those in need by funding local nonprofit organizations, providing services and solutions, and collaboration within the community.

501 E. Lakeside Ave. Ste. 3 Coeur d’Alene


Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July, is a significant occasion in the United States, commemorating our country's declaration of independence from British rule in 1776. It serves as a poignant reminder of the hardwon freedoms and democratic values that form the bedrock of American society.

This annual holiday holds immense cultural and historical significance, symbolizing our nation's commitment to liberty, democracy and unity. It is a time for reflection on the sacrifices of past generations and a celebration of the diverse tapestry of American identity.

There are countless ways to honor Independence Day and celebrate the spirit of freedom. Communities across the country come together to participate in parades, fireworks displays and patriotic ceremonies. Families and friends gather for backyard barbecues, picnics in the park and outdoor concerts, enjoying the company of loved ones while savoring traditional American fare.

For those seeking a deeper connection to the nation's history, visits to historic landmarks, museums and monuments offer opportunities for education and reflection. Additionally, volunteering for community service projects or attending cultural events that highlight the rich diversity of American heritage can foster a sense of unity and civic engagement.

Whether reveling in time-honored traditions or creating new ones, Independence Day serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring values that bind Americans together: freedom, equality, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a time to celebrate the nation's past, embrace its present and inspire hope for the future.


You can count on Coeur d'Alene Sheet Metal & Heating to take care of you! Specializing in furnace and AC installation, maintenance and repair; water heater installation; and commercial service and istallation. All estimates are free. Offering pre-season A/C specials.

3451 W. Industrial Loop, Coeur d'Alene 208.664.4114
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The IDeal Way to Help Make Education Dreams a Reality: From IDSaves

Don’t miss IDeal’s special June 2024 promotion

IDeal, Idaho’s state-sponsored 529 education savings program, is an important partner in helping Idaho families ensure they have the financial resources they need to achieve their education and career goals.

During the month of June 2024, IDeal is running a special promotion that will provide a $25 match for the first 100 new accounts that are opened and set up with a recurring contribution. You won't want to miss out on this special deal!

Since 2001, IDeal has helped tens of thousands of families save for education — whether their dreams include enrolling in a college or university in or outside Idaho, a workforce training program or a qualified apprenticeship. IDeal provides built-in tax advantages, flexible uses and easy enrollment that can help make education and training attainable for all Idahoans.

The tax benefits of saving through the Idaho 529 program include an Idaho state tax deduction of up to $6,000 for a single filer and $12,000 for a couple filing jointly per year from adjusted gross income. Any Idaho taxpayer who contributes to an IDeal — Idaho 529 can take the state tax deduction. You don’t have to be the account owner to contribute and take the state deduction. It’s a great way for grandparents, other family or friends to give a meaningful gift to a loved one. In addition, funds invested in Idaho’s 529 program grow tax deferred for both state and federal tax, as long as the funds are used for a qualified education expense.1

Another key benefit of Idaho’s 529 plan is that it’s flexible and can be used for a variety of education options including:

• Two or four-year colleges and universities nationwide (not just in Idaho)

• Skills/career training programs

• Registered apprenticeships

• K-12 tuition 2

• Student loan repayment 3

Education can be expensive, whether that’s at a trade school, in an apprenticeship or at an eligible two- or four-year higher education

institution. We all know people who are burdened with heavy student loan debt. It can lead to individuals and families delaying home ownership or starting a family. Again, IDeal can help individuals both with paying down their student loan debt through the Idaho 529 program, and by helping students and families understand the full cost of their education options and how much they may need to save to support those choices.

Many people are intimidated by investment programs, but they can be powerful tools for planning for the future and maximizing personal earnings and finances. By understanding the benefits of saving with IDeal, families also learn about investing and what investment options best suit their needs. At IDeal, they make saving easy, and IDeal account owners don’t need in-depth experience or knowledge of investing. They can choose which investment option works for them, including low-risk FDIC insured savings as well as a time of enrollment option, which lets savers “set it and forget it.”

Starting an account is simple. You just need the account owner and beneficiary’s social security numbers. Then, visit, choose an initial contribution amount (as low as $25) and a payment method, and choose an investment option.

IDeal also has an employer program, which can help employers recruit and retain talent. The program is free and simple to set up and provides a range of incentives to employers and their staff including:

• Payroll Direct Deposit: This no-cost feature enables employees to save automatically after taxes — with a $15 per paycheck minimum.

• Employee Tax Deduction: Employees who contribute to an Idaho 529 are eligible for a state tax deduction of up to $6,000 for single filers — or $12,000 for couples filing jointly — per year.

• Employer Tax Credit: Employers who contribute to an employee’s Idaho 529 can earn a 20 percent state tax credit up to $500 per employee per year.

As Idaho’s official 529 program, IDeal’s goal is to encourage all Idahoans to achieve, excel and pursue their education and career dreams. IDeal staff is available to answer questions and assist you in getting started. Reach out today to learn how IDeal can help.

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Discover the Power of Natural Techniques for Hormonal Balance



Hormones are the chemical messengers that orchestrate numerous physiological processes in our bodies, influencing everything from mood and metabolism to reproduction and growth. Achieving hormonal balance is crucial for overall health and well-being, yet many individuals struggle with hormonal imbalances at various stages of life. While conventional medical treatments exist, a growing number of people are turning to holistic approaches to restore equilibrium to their hormonal systems. It’s time to explore holistic methods for balancing hormones in both men and women.

Understanding Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalance occurs when there's either too much or too little of a particular hormone circulating in the body. This imbalance can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain or loss, mood swings, irregular menstruation, decreased libido, and more. Factors such as stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and aging can all contribute to hormonal disruptions.

Holistic Approaches for Hormonal Balance

Diet and Nutrition: A cornerstone of holistic hormone balance is adopting a diet rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods. Focus on consuming plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Consider making modifications to your diet to incorporate foods that support hormone production and metabolism, such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale), fatty fish (salmon, mackerel), nuts and seeds, fiber (fortified cereals, oats, chia seeds) and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (flaxseeds, chia seeds).

Stress Management: Chronic stress can disrupt hormone levels, particularly cortisol, the body's primary stress hormone. Practicing stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises and spending time in nature can help lower cortisol levels and promote hormonal balance.

Regular Exercise: Physical activity is essential for maintaining healthy hormone levels. Aim for a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training and flexibility exercises to support overall well-being. Exercise helps regulate insulin levels, reduce inflammation and promote the release of endorphins, which can positively impact hormone balance.

Adequate Sleep: Sleep plays a vital role in hormone regulation, with disruptions in sleep patterns often leading to hormonal imbalances. For proper sleep hygiene, aim for seven to nine hours of quality sleep per night to support hormone production, repair and rejuvenation. Establish a regular sleep schedule, create a relaxing bedtime routine and optimize your sleep environment for restful slumber.

Herbal Remedies and Supplements: Certain herbs and supplements have been used for centuries to promote hormonal balance. Examples include:

• Adaptogens: Herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola and holy basil help the body adapt to stress and support overall hormonal health.

Summer Beauty Essentials

Pro tips for radiant skin and effortless glow all season long

During summer, prioritize hydration for radiant skin by drinking plenty of water and indulging in water-rich fruits like watermelon. Shield your skin with sunscreen daily to prevent sun damage and premature aging. Opt for lightweight, oil-free skin-care products to avoid clogged pores in the heat. Incorporate antioxidant-rich foods like berries and leafy greens into your diet to combat UV damage from within. Lastly, embrace your natural beauty with minimal makeup for a fresh, effortless look.


• Vitex: Also known as chasteberry, vitex is commonly used to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate symptoms of PMS.

• Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and support hormonal balance.

• Magnesium: This essential mineral plays a crucial role in hormone production and may help alleviate symptoms of PMS and menopause.

Hormone Testing and Monitoring: For those experiencing persistent symptoms of hormonal imbalance, hormone testing can provide valuable insights into specific hormone levels and imbalances. This information allows individuals to tailor their holistic approach to address their unique hormonal needs effectively.

Balancing hormones is essential for optimal health and well-being, and holistic approaches offer a natural and effective way to achieve hormonal equilibrium. By addressing factors such as diet, stress, exercise, sleep and supplementation, individuals can support their body's innate ability to balance hormones naturally and promote overall wellness.


COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL Our Services: FACING YOUR FUTURE TOGETHER Interventional Pain Management Pharmacological Pain Management Psychological Pain Management Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) Chronic Pain Support Group Physical Therapy * Spinal Cord Stimulation Trials * EMG Testing * *Available at South Spokane Location Only At Northwest Spine & Pain Medicine, we provide excellence in whole-person multidisciplinary pain medicine in the most efficient and compassionate manner, and adapt to community needs and a changing medical environment. NWSPM.COM 509.464.6208 Located in Coeur d’Alene, North Spokane and South Spokane 509 W. Hanley Ave., Suite 101 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 Multi-Disciplinary Whole-Patient Care


Offering a blended system developed through Sensei Masfield’s years of experience in the styles of Tae Kuk Mu Sol (Korean), Kobudo (Japanese) and the Kovars Satori Academy (American/Japanese Kenpo), students not only learn self-defense techniques but how to become leaders. Open to kids, teens and adults.

4274 W. Riverbend Ave. Post Falls | 208.981.0016


Since 2011, the experienced practitioners at Hayden Health & Wellness have been providing quality holistic care for the whole family. Specializing in chiropractic, cold laser therapy, massage therapy and acupuncture, their goal is to uncover and treat the root cause of your ailment.

8382 N. Wayne Dr. Ste. 103B Hayden | 208.635.5658


An organic hair salon that is dedicated to providing a holistic approach to beauty, Bryanna Baker, aka The Holistic Hairstylist, specializes in hairloss services, helping clients regrow their hair, and personalized scalp treatments, haircuts and extensions, using low-toxin, high-quality and organic ingredients and products.

9013 N. Hess St. Ste. A | Hayden


As a certified Somatic Life Coach and Breathwork Facilitator, Misty helps women release limiting beliefs, own their purpose, and activate their potential to show up as a powerful creator in their life and business. Misty invites you to message her for a free initial consultation.

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Your aesthetic journey begins with Pure Medical Spa, where they provide an exclusive aesthetic experience customized for your needs. Through high-quality treatments, top-notch technology, and a staff trained by the best, they provide long-term solutions and natural-looking results.

8191 N. Loch Haven Dr. Hayden 208.762.1133

Hormone Harmony: The Benefits of Jogging

Jogging isn't just about cardio; it's a powerful tool for hormonal balance. Regular jogging sessions help regulate insulin levels, decrease cortisol and trigger the release of endorphins, promoting a sense of well-being. This holistic approach supports overall hormonal health, addressing symptoms associated with imbalances such as mood swings, fatigue and weight fluctuations. So, lace up those sneakers and hit the pavement for a hormoneboosting workout!

Summer Fitness Fun

Stay active and energized all season long

Maximize the summer months by staying active outdoors! Swap indoor workouts for activities like beach yoga, paddleboarding, or cycling along scenic trails. Make the most of the longer daylight hours by scheduling early morning or evening workouts to beat the heat. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and enjoy the natural beauty around you as you prioritize your health and fitness in the great outdoors.


At Northwest Spine & Pain Medicine, they provide excellence in whole-person multidisciplinary pain medicine in the most efficient and compassionate manner, and adapt to community needs and a changing medical environment.

509 W. Hanley Ave. St. 101 Coeur d’Alene | 509.464.6208


Providing a holistic approach to aesthetics, health and wellness for 15 years, Signature Aesthetics specializes in injectables, fillers, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, lasers, vascular treatments, skin peels, wellness, and pain management.

850 W. Ironwood Dr. Ste. 302 208.627.6869


Certified athletic trainer, licensed physical therapist and certified functional medicine practitioner Nadine Waeghe specializes in injury treatment and recovery, integrative health solutions, education for prevention and performance, and more. Looking to optimize your health? NW Integrative Physiotherapy is there to help.



Shriners Children’s in Spokane provides pediatric specialty care. Shriners experienced care team brings hope and healing, and are driven to make lives richer, easier and less complex for children and families in Washington, Idaho and beyond.

911 W. 5th Ave. |Spokane

509.455.7844 |

69 summer 2024 COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL SUNSHINE FAST RESULTS NO RECOVERY TIME NO PAIN OR FREEZING ON THE MIND? Feel confident this summer with the world’s most advanced fat loss laser, Zerona®! Individual results may vary BEFORE AFTER Zerona® is a non-invasive low-level-fat-loss laser that was designed as a natural alternative for fat loss. It has been featured in thousands of TV shows and magazines like Dr. Oz, The Doctors Show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, E Entertainment, Rachael Ray and MORE! Contact us today to learn more: | 208.635.5658 8382 N. Wayne Dr. Ste. 103B, Hayden, ID | Good Hands When You’re With Us, You’re In The Leading Oral Implant Specialty Practice in Coeur D’Alene Improve jawbone health Enhanced speech and chewing Long-lasting solution Enhanced aesthetics Improved oral health 208.665.2266 | | 511 West Hanley Avenue,Coeur d’Alene, ID MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!


Amy Jones has been in the business of cosmetology for the past 15 years. Her professional career had its start at h.i.p. Salon in downtown Coeur d’Alene, which her sister Heidi Potter owned. “I watched her get to be a mom and have a creative career at the same time,” Amy recalls. Five years later, Amy would embark on her own journey, opening her own unique space in Hayden — Roots Hair Studio. What started out as a tiny three-chair salon in 2014 had expanded to 1,600 square feet with eight stations, one esthetician room and one scalp facial room. And this spring, they signed a lease to rent the unit next door, making the studio a total of 3,200 square feet, adding three hair suites, two scalp facial suites and one additional room for their miscellaneous needs.

This family owned studio specializes in cuts for women, men and children, color, perms, extensions, weaves, toner, color and balayage, and is dedicated to making clients look and feel their best. Those with an upcoming wedding or special event in need of the perfect hair to complement their look, Amy invites you to schedule a consultation to explore various styles to reflect your personal tastes and preferences. Most recently, Amy became certified in scalp facials and now offers this deep-cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating treatment — inspired to bring this treatment to the community after a personal family struggle.

In September of 2022, Amy’s oldest son underwent a liver transplant, with Amy donating half of her liver to help save her son. Due to the hair loss that she personally experienced resulting from this, she felt called to help others who were also experiencing scalp issues, thinning hair and hair loss. She wanted to combine this with a truly relaxing experience. Scalp facials were the answer. And this service has quickly grown to become her most popular treatment at Roots.

“The most rewarding thing is seeing a person walk in and leave feeling like a completely different person,” Amy smiles. “And with scalp facials, I love feeling my clients completely relax in the shampoo bowl.”

Roots’ mission is to redefine the hair salon experience by prioritizing exceptional customer service, fostering genuine connections, and creating a welcoming environment where every individual feels valued, comfortable and truly heard. “We are dedicated to making the beauty industry more personable, one client at a time, by delivering personalized care, attention to detail, and a commitment to enhancing the confidence and well-being of each person who walks through our doors,” Amy affirms.


Born and raised in beautiful North Idaho, Amy is mom to four children (three boys and one girl). The family stays busy on their hobby ranch, where they raise Mini Highlanders and Kunekune pigs, and as a devoted rodeo family. Amy feels blessed to be raising her family in this generous community.

“Having a child that is transplanted, and having had the community rally around our family, put a different fire in me to find ways to give back to our community,” Amy shares. “Whether it’s raising

animals for medical families or giving parents going through the same experience scalp facials on the house. I personally find it huge to be a part of community, and that’s what I compare to the Western way of life: to always help your neighbor.”

Whether you're after a subtle change or a bold new look, Amy and her team of skilled stylists are dedicated to bringing your vision to life, ensuring that each visit leaves you feeling refreshed and confident in your appearance.


Don’t miss out on the chance of having your very own pool this summer season. Pool world is there for all your pool needs, from swimming pools (both inground and above ground) to hot tubs! They also have saunas and barbecues! Family owned since 1976, Pool World is proud to serve the greater Coeur d'Alene and Spokane areas with quality products and exceptional customer service.

90 Seltice Ramsey Looking to improve your quality of life? At Northwest Spine & Pain Medicine, their providers have unique medical training to surround their patients in an integrative, whole-person care model to help them reach their functional goals. Services include interventional, pharmacological and psychological pain management; pain neuroscience education; chronic pain support group and more. 509 W. Hanley Ave., Ste. 101 Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Shop, Stay & Play

In Midtown Coeur d’Alene

Follow Fourth Street up a short, even walkable, distance from downtown Coeur d’Alene and you’ll find yourself immersed in midtown, an energizing, vibrant neighborhood with a charming blend of unique shopping experiences, flavorful restaurants, and vibes that make everyone feel like a local. Midtown is highly walkable and highly inviting, ideal for families, couples and solo adventurers alike to shop, play and stay.


Coeur d’Alene’s midtown provides a diverse shopping experience in a short distance, from thrift shopping to luxury finds and everything in between. Midtown Vintage Market is a mecca for all things locally crafted and farmhouse-inspired, including vintage furniture, gifts and home décor from endless local vendors. You’ll find even more unique gifts and boutique clothing right next door at Lovely Chaos.

Thrift shops across the midtown area, presented by the Humane Society, St. Vincent de Paul and Idaho Youth Ranch, are full of fun finds awaiting keen-eyed shoppers. Those with culinary interests can shop a wide selection of kitchen products nearby at CDA Gourmet.

For those looking to save on a high-end shopping spree, midtown’s Beau Monde Luxe is known for its blend of luxury and affordability, offering consignment items from top brands and designer merchandise at a fraction of retail costs.


Midtown is a perfect blend of commercial and residential space, with its walkable, pedestrian-friendly streets and proximity to all the best Coeur d’Alene has to offer. Staying in midtown can be easy, with ample vacation rentals available directly in the neighborhood, including cottages and cabins that invite a complete midtown retreat.

A Day in the Park

As the sun shines and the warm air envelopes you, there's no time like the summertime for a day spent in the park, and Coeur d'Alene has many to choose from. From the lakeside City Park, McEuen Park at the base of Tubbs Hill, the new Atlas Park along the Spokane River, and various smaller parks, many with splash pads, sprinkled throughout town, these parks welcome those of all ages the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fresh air while having some good old family fun. To find a list of parks and locations, visit

Pastel Power: Embrace soft hues like lavender, mint and blush, infusing spring wardrobes with a dreamy and romantic vibe.


Experience the thrill of adventure and the challenge of the mind at Escape Game Coeur d’Alene as you immerse yourself in a world of mystery and intrigue, and you and your team work together to solve puzzles, decipher clues and unlock secrets to escape within the allotted time.

202 E. Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.770.0973 |


This boutique-style inn, built in 1908, is featured on the National Registry of Historic Places, and the recently renovated rooms offer traditional antique furnings, private bathrooms, smart TVs and free Wi-Fi. Offering seven unique rooms, be sure to book your stay today.

315 E. Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.667.9660


Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone neighborhood offers an array of restaurants, specialty stores and shopping experiences for both locals and visitors, movie theater, hotels and more. Situated along the Spokane River, spend an afternoon shopping, then enjoy the views.

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Or choose your stay nearby in the renowned Coeur d’Alene Resort or downtown’s Blackwell Boutique Hotel.

Whether you call Coeur d’Alene home or are here just to visit, make midtown a go-to on your next adventure out.


Just a short, walkable distance from Coeur d’Alene’s biggest parks, including McEuen Park and City Park, midtown is near the heart of the city but offers its own brand of charm and entertainment. With unique offerings and endless good eats, midtown invites you to savor every bit of your experience.

Feeling creative? Make a reservation at Pinot’s Palette for the chance to sip and paint alongside local artists. Craving a local brew? Stop by Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company to enjoy a locally sourced craft beer, or visit Cornerstone Coffee and Sweets for local DOMA coffee and scratch-made pastries. Need some well-deserved pampering? 208 Massage & Spa is a top-rated practice offering therapeutic massage, facials, light

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therapy, aesthetic treatments and more. With its location directly on Fourth Street, you can easily schedule some relaxation into your midtown visit!

When it comes to local dining, some of Coeur d’Alene’s most beloved eateries call midtown home, including Izzy’s Comfort Kitchen, known for its southern-inspired comfort food, and The BluebirdA Midtown Eatery, known for its cozy atmosphere, seasonal ingredients, and upgraded, inventive takes on pub classics. Capone's unmistakable street-side patio is another Fourth Street staple. Referred to as North Idaho's Best Sports Bar, Capone's in Midtown is known for its expansive tap list and signature pizzas. For those craving Italian, Angelo's Ristorante offers upscale Italian classics, steak and seafood in an old-world atmosphere.

While exploring midtown, be sure to make your way a few blocks west to visit the new location of Ten/6, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired dining experience. Ten/6 offers Cajun-inspired and Creole cuisine, including its famous Beignets, plus an espresso bar and themed cocktails, all located in a detailed, inviting atmosphere that pays homage to New Orleans and characters from classic tales.

Explore the Lake: Coeur d'Alene is famous for its beautiful lake, so make sure to spend some time on the water. You can rent kayaks, paddleboards, or take a scenic boat tour to fully appreciate the stunning surroundings. Visit Tubbs Hill: This natural area offers easy hiking trails with breathtaking views of the lake and town. It's perfect for a leisurely walk, picnic, or to catch a beautiful sunset. Stroll Downtown: The downtown area of Coeur d'Alene is charming and filled with unique shops, restaurants and galleries. Take a relaxed walk to enjoy the local cuisine, pick up some souvenirs, and experience the town's friendly atmosphere.
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Food, Fun, Drinks & More Food, Fun, Drinks & More

Enjoy the Flavors of North Idaho

When the sun graces North Idaho with its warm embrace and clears the skies, it’s an invitation to escape the ordinary and embark on a culinary voyage right here at home. While your neighborhood favorites beckon, consider venturing a little further to uncover the culinary treasures crafted by our local chefs.

Stretching across North Idaho, from Bonners Ferry to Coeur d’Alene and beyond, a wealth of locally owned dining establishments await, accompanied by familiar national chains. Both locals and visitors are treated to a delectable spectrum, ranging from the comfort of homegrown flavors to international tastes that could transport you halfway around the globe.

In this culinary landscape, menus reflect North Idaho’s cultural roots, championing local farmers and purveyors whenever possible. You can savor American classics, Southern comfort, Cajun spice and French finesse, or traverse Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines. The options are as abundant as they are diverse.

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Head up to Silver Mountain Resort to enjoy the craft offerings of breweries and cideries from the budding Inland Northwest craft beer scene. At Brewfest, craft beer aficionados and casual fans alike will enjoy the spectacular views, live music and ... the beer! Tickets to the event include a scenic gondola ride, entry to the event, a tasting mug and six drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased at the event. Purchase tickets online at

In a blender, puree the watermelon cubes until smooth. Strain the watermelon puree through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any pulp.

In a pitcher, combine the strained watermelon juice, sparkling water and fresh lime juice. Stir well to mix the ingredients.

Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the watermelon cooler over the ice. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately for a refreshing taste of summer!

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Sparkling Watermelon Cooler SEASONAL DRINK RECIPE 2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed 1 cup sparkling water 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice Ice cubes Mint leaves for garnish 1 2 3 What’s On Tap Chalice Brewing Daft Badger Brewing
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Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style atmosphere, the menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the glass and bottle. For hours, menus, specials and directions, visit their website.

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

Coeur d’Alene



Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience, where you’ll be treated to eclectic cuisine, an awardwinning menu with more than 100 items, a wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails — a perfect match for everything on the menu.

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. Spokane Valley | 509.922.6252


American fare with a twist, the menu features ribs (pork or bison) smoked in house, unique burgers made from ground top sirloin and topped with pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or jalapenos. Choose from 32 beers on tap to enjoy while watching the game on one of their 24 4K TVs. Stop by their Coeur d’Alene or Athol location.

601 E. Front St. Ste. 101 Coeur d’Alene | 208.667.1170

6915 E. Athol Crossing Rd. | Athol



Guests will be treated to Europeaninspired small plates using simple, seasonal ingredients for simply good food served with soul, executed with Northwest flair. Order a glass of wine from the full wine bar or a beer from the selection of brews on tap to complement your meal.

2037 N. Main St. | Coeur d’Alene 208.758.7770


A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country club, enjoy a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and wines to accompany your meal.

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden Lake 208.772.7711


A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food, find fresh fish on the market side, while the grill offers everything from fish and chips, fish tacos, salads, steamers, catfish, oyster po’ boys and more. Check out the delicious poke bowls and the offerings of beer, wine and sake.

215 W. Kathleen Ave.

Coeur d’Alene | 208.664.4800


Your perfect, old-fashioned butcher shop, the friendly staff is ready to help you pick out the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats and also handles custom orders, mobile butchering and wild game processing, and carries an extensive line of house-made products.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls 208.772.3327


Located in Spokane’s Historic Browne’s Addition, this pub-style restaurant features a great selection of fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas, all made from scratch. They also offer a large selection of brews, wine by the glass and bottle, and original cocktails.

1931 W. Pacific Ave. | Spokane 509.363.1973


At Two Seven in Spokane, you will find a menu featuring fresh salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches; and house specialties. They offer microbrewed beers, wines by the glass and freshly squeezed juice cocktails to pair with your meal, all served up in a comfortable pub-style atmosphere.

1931 W. Pacific Ave. | Spokane 509.363.1973



Take a seat at Syringa, located on the corner of Fourth Street and Spruce Avenue in midtown Coeur d’Alene. Using organic produce, choice meats and wild seafood whenever available (and no MSG), enjoy sushi, Japanese entrées, salads and soups.

1710 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene 208.664.2718 |


Specializing in homemade authentic Italian cuisine, guests will be treated to a fresh, organic, handcrafted menu of veal, steak, chicken, seafood, pasta and glutenfree offerings, extensive wine selection and warm romantic décor. Catering and private cooking classes available.

846 N. Fourth St. Coeur d’Alene


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• Assorted cured meats (such as prosciutto, salami and chorizo)

• Variety of cheeses (such as aged cheddar, brie and gouda)

• Fresh fruits (such as grapes, strawberries and sliced apples)

• Assorted nuts (such as almonds, cashews and walnuts)

• Olives and pickles for a salty kick

• Crackers and sliced baguette for serving

• Optional: honey, fig jam and/or mustard for dipping

• Sweets (such as yogurt covered pretzels, chocolate covered raisins and dried fruit)

• Fresh herbs for garnish


• Begin with a large wooden board or platter.

• Start by placing small piles of cured meats around the board, folding them to create attractive shapes.

• Next, add wedges, slices or cubes of your favorite cheeses, spacing them evenly throughout the board.

• Fill in the gaps with fresh fruits, such as clusters of grapes, halved strawberries and thinly sliced apples.

• Scatter assorted nuts and sweets around the board for crunch and texture.

• Add olives and pickles to provide a savory contrast to the meats and cheeses.

• Arrange crackers and sliced baguette alongside the other ingredients, ensuring there’s plenty of space for guests to assemble their own bites.

• For added flair, drizzle honey over the cheeses, spread fig jam on crackers and/or offer mustard for dipping the meats.

• Garnish with fresh herbs.

• Serve the charcuterie platter at your summer event and watch as guests indulge in this delicious and visually appealing spread. Enjoy!

SUMMER DELIGHT Charcuterie Platter

recipe EATS & DRINKS
85 summer 2024 COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL Moon Time 1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 208.667.2331 | Dine with us or Call for Takeout




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4th Annual River City Market & Music Festival

You must not miss the River City Market & Music, where community and commerce converge for six vibrant weeks in downtown Post Falls! The River City Market & Music festival makes its 2024 debut Wednesday, July 17, and continues every Wednesday through August 21. Enjoy live bands, delectable treats and artisanal crafts from more than 50 vendors, all set against breathtaking sunsets by the water. Brought to you by Jordan Sales and Service, this farmer market-style event celebrates its fourth year with an incredible lineup of bands at the Landings Park. The music lineup features: Pastiche (July 17), The Rusty Jackson Band (July 24), Chasing Eos (July 30), Superchrome (August 7), The Sam Leyde Band (August 14) and The Rhythm Dawgs (August 21). The event is free to the community and will be held from 5 to 8pm. Come out to support local businesses, groove to the music, and create unforgettable memories. For additional details, visit and search events or

87 summer 2024 COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL A fun, unique, and original dog shop. IT IS FOR ALL DOG LOVERS! • Collars • Toys • Treats • Gifts • Clothes • Pillows 210 E. Sherman Ave. Ste. 143 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 Resort Plaza Shops 208-664-0414




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Family Fun Day in the Park

Car d’Lane

Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene

Hearts for Autism Gala 2024

Running Shoes 4 Kids Run to Summer

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Car d’Lane Classic Car Weekend

It's the kickoff to summer all ages look forward to each year over Father's Day weekend — the annual Car d'Lane. Jump back in time during this beloved event, where you will experience the largest classic car cruise in North Idaho Friday night, June 14! Then, get up close at the show on Saturday, June 15, and take a look under the hoods of these oneof-a-kind classics. Fun for the entire family will continue all day Saturday including Coeur d'Moto Alley (rare, vintage, and exceptional motorcycles), a Poker Walk, People’s Choice Voting, Young Builders Alley and more! Join in the fun of classic cars and community at Car d’Lane in downtown Coeur d’Alene! More details can be found at

Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene

Athletes take their racing experience to the next level with Ironman 70.3 in Coeur d'Alene, a race destination for athletes from all over the county. Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene is the best-kept secret on the 70.3 circuits, with triathletes coming together in beautiful North Idaho on Sunday, June 23. Whether you're a racer, spectator or volunteer, take in the beauty and breathtaking views the area has to offer. Triathletes will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles to complete Ironman 70.3. Visit to read more about the race.

Hearts for Autism Gala 2024

Show your support for the Autism Society of Idaho by attending the very first Hearts for Autism Gala, with special guest and speaker Temple Grandin. Autism Society of Idaho is dedicated to making a positive impact on those affected by Autism throughout Idaho, and the Hearts for Autism Gala fundraising event is set to be a magical experience, brimming with hope and prosperity for this cause. The event takes place 5 to 8pm on Thursday, June 27, at Settlers Creek in Coeur d'Alene. Tickets include appetizers, dinner and dessert, silent auction, and beer and wine available for purchase. Visit and click “Gala 2024.”



Whether you need to keep it professional or take a break from the daily grind, Alt’s is a versatile spot for gatherings of all kinds. See us for your next networking event, monthly meeting, or party! We promise we’ll make it special.

Corporate Events • Private Events

Reunions • Sports Parties

Birthdays•Wedding Receptions


7th Annual Brewfest

Enjoy some delicious cold brews on a hot summer day in downtown Coeur d'Alene on Saturday, July 6. From 1 to 7pm, the seventh annual Brewfest makes its way to McEuen Park, where attendees can sample a wide variety of beers and ciders, enjoy a great selection of food, yard games and live music. Tickets include six 5-ounce beer pours and a commemorative pint glass. Extra beer pours will be available for purchase. Admission is free for designated drivers and children who are accompanied by a ticket holder. Link to tickets can be found at

2024 Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour

The Coeur d'Alene Garden Club will host its 26th annual Garden Tour, rain or shine, from 10am to 3pm Sunday, July 7, where the community has the opportunity to tour six of the area’s most unique and beautiful private and community gardens, shop artisan vendors and enjoy live music. Tickets are priced $20 per person and can be purchased online or at local garden centers and nurseries (list can be found online). Visit and click on Garden Tour. Proceeds from the tour benefit local charities and North Idaho College Scholarships.

NIC Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle Drawing

Now in its 31st year, the NIC Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle is underway, and tickets sell out every year! The grand prize this year is a brand-new 2,338-square-foot home with a value of $563,000! There are more opportunities to win big, with additional prizes to include a 2024 Ford Bronco Sport (valued at over $32,000), a $2,000 home furnishings gift card, and a Traeger smoker/meat package (valued at $1,500). Only 5,000 tickets are sold, and all proceeds directly impact the lives of deserving NIC students in their pursuit of a quality education and bright future. The virtual drawing takes place at 7pm Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Winners will be notified immediately after the event. The winners will also be listed on the website and on a recording at 208.769.3271 after the drawing. Find out more online at 06 07 10

COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL summer 2024 90 AD JULY 06 7th Annual Brewfest 26th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour Post Falls Festival Muddy Miles 2024 Hayden Days 2024 Marfice Masters Golf Tournament Children's Village Annual Benefit Auction 12th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes 06 07 12-14 20 25 26-27 NIC Foundation's Really BIG Raffle Drawing 10 11


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56th Annual Art on the Green

Antique & Classic Boat Festival

41st Annual Coeur d’Alene Triathlon

North Idaho State Fair

Ales for the Trail

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56th Annual Art on the Green

A highlight each and every summer in Coeur d’Alene for more than 55 years, Art on the Green’s all-volunteer team brings together artists, musicians and performers for three days of free entertainment on two stages, handcrafted works of art for purchase, a beer garden, food court, an outdoor Juried Art Show, and a Children’s Art Garden for children of all ages to enjoy. Art on the Green returns to the grounds of North Idaho College August 2 through 4. Festival hours are 11am to 7:30pm Friday, 10am to 7:30pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. Find out more at


Antique & Classic Boat Festival

The Coeur d'Alene Antique & Classic Boat Festival returns August 3 and 4. Held along The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s Floating Boardwalk, this is the place to be to take in gorgeous lake views and the variety of stunning boats. Free for the public to attend, this annual two-day festival provides the opportunity for those vintage boat owners to show off their beautifully restored, rebuilt and preserved classics. In addition to the gleaming mahogany, attendees will also find early fiberglass and aluminum models showcased as well. Additional details can be found at

Ales for the Trail

Join the North Idaho Centennial Foundation at City Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene for Ales for the Trail from 2 to 8pm Saturday, August 17. Enjoy great craft beer, wine and cider from local and regional brewers while raising funds for the North Idaho Centennial Trail, ensuring it remains clean, maintained and safe for all to use. Tickets are $35 per person, with VIP tickets available for $55. The first 500 people to purchase tickets will receive a commemorative cup. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit


Savoring Your Coeur d’Alene Summer

Coeur d’Alene shines brightly in the longawaited summer season, inviting lakeside play and endless fun in the sun

COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL summer 2024 92 seasonal
93 summer 2024 COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL Stop in for all of your home cooking essentials from Wood Chips for Home Smokers, Select Sauces, Rubs and everything in between! Large selection of American-Made Smokers, Grills and Locally Made Fire Pits. 525 N. Graffiti St. • Post Falls, ID 83854 • 208.772.3327 Come see us at our POST FALLS LOCATION! YOUR OLD-FASHION BUTCHER SHOP... Special C ut Meats Inc . We are especially known for our prime rib & pork roasts - both bone in & boneless - as well as our delicious housemade ham, bacon and fresh & smoked sausages. And don’t forget our freezer meat packages! BEEF, PORK, CHICKEN, FISH ... YOU NAME IT, WE GOT IT! xxx

5 Places Providing Your Lakeside Recreation

• Coeur d’Alene Adventures

• Coeur d’Alene Water Sports

• Fun Unlimited

• Lake Escape Boat Rentals

• North Idaho College Beach Rentals

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Take a Lake Day

Hot Springs Resort

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Lake Coeur d’Alene is a top destination for locals and visitors alike, and there are endless ways to enjoy it, whether on a boat, a paddleboard or the beach. Regularly scheduled Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises provide an immersive experience combining railside views, dining, and even themed events like the popular Yoga & Mimosa Cruises. When you’re ready to rent some lake-day recreation gear, local businesses have you covered.

95 summer 2024 COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL Scan to Explore 208.443.2432 404 Elkins Rd., Nordman ID Our historical resort offers a breathtaking escape for weddings and the perfect place to start new traditions.

Scenic Parks for All-Day Play

• Atlas Waterfront Park

• Coeur d’Alene City Park

• McEuen Park

• Q’Emiln Park, Post Falls

Planning Your North Idaho Summer

With its sparkling lake, natural beauty, community events, and ample space for recreation and play, Coeur d’Alene summers are unmatched. No matter how you like to spend the season, Coeur d’Alene and its surrounding areas offer a bit of everything. Experience the energy at popular events like the Riverstone Outdoor Summer Concerts series, and Ironman 70.3. Spend a magical Independence Day at the lake with the annual Fourth of July Parade, Festival and Fireworks, lighting up the sky above the water. Choose your tee time at top golf destinations like Coeur d’Alene’s famous floating green, or take advantage of the many ways to enjoy the lake, including paddleboarding, lake cruises and boat rentals. Between monthly ArtWalks, Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Brewsfest, Art on the Green, the Street Fair, and more, summer brings the city together like no other time of year.

Golf Season is in Full Swing

Don’t miss a coveted tee time at some of

top golf destinations:

• The Club at Black Rock

• Circling Raven Golf Club

• Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course

• Gozzer Ranch Club & Golf Course

• Highlands Golf Course

Delicious Food Paired with a View:

• Anthony's at Coeur d’Alene

• Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

• Beverly's

• Cedars Floating Restaurant

• Le Peep

• Terraza Waterfront Cafe

• Tony's on the Lake

Best Parks for Kids and Families in Coeur d’Alene: Coeur d’Alene’s
97 summer 2024 COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL Shopping. Dining. Take-Out. 208.664.4800 215 W. KATHLEEN, COEUR D’ALENE 11AM-6PM, TUESDAY-SATURDAY Locally Owned & Operated BE A CHEF AT OR DINE WITH HOME US • Fresh Fish Market • Full Poké Bar • Smoked Fish • 12 different kinds of Fish & Chips FRESHEST FISH Stop by and see what we’re all about! IN TOWN YOUR DESTINATION FOR GARDEN INSPIRATION Trees, Shrubs & Perennials • Herbs, Bulbs & Veggies • Organic Soils Baskets & Floral Arrangements • Bistro Sets • Pottery, Fountains & Garden Art Located behind Super 1 | 9am-5pm, MON-SAT & 10am-4pm, SUN 208.687.5952 | | Come see why people take the short drive to Rathdrum!

Summer Outdoor Concerts


The Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance presents ArtWalk the second Friday of each month. From 5 to 8pm, the community is invited to art openings and exhibits, rotating art displays, live music, shopping, food and drink specials, and more as you stroll through downtown.



Rain or shine, mountain, gravel, road or trail, Coeur d’Alene Bike Co. has the perfect bike rental for you and will send you out with confidence for your next cycling adventure. Ride straight from the shop to the Centennial Trail. 314 N. Third St. | Coeur d’Alene 208.966.4022 |

Spend a day of whitewater rafting on the Lochsa, St. Joe, or Clark Fork rivers, or if fly fishing is more your style, there are full-day walk and wade and float trips on the St. Joe River and half- to full-day trips on the Coeur d’Alene River.

418 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave. Coeur d’Alene | 208.770.2517


The Kootenai County Farmers Market is the place to shop for fresh, locally grown produce. In addition to the variety of vegetables, market-goers will be treated to an ever-changing array of local food products such as meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey and jams, flowers and native plants. Shop the Hayden Market 8am to 1pm Saturdays and the Coeur d’Alene Market at Riverstone 4 to 7pm Wednesdays May through October.

Ride the world’s longest gondola to a world of incredible skiing, boarding and tubing, hotel accommodations with an indoor water park, all at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg. Once the snow melts, take advantage of the bike park. 610 Bunker Ave. | Kellogg 208.783.1111 |

Timberline Adventures opens back up for action in April, so book your spot now. Featuring seven ziplines, two skyway bridges and two auto-belays, if you’re looking for world-class bucket-list excitement, Timberline Adventures is calling. 208.820.2080 |

The sun is shining and summer is here. What better way to spend an evening than outdoors in North Idaho enjoying some great live music! And these concerts are FREE to attend!

Coeur d'Alene City Park Summer Concert Series

Sundays 1 - 4pm, June 30 - September 1 City Park Bandshell

Hayden Summer Concert Series


6 - 8:30pm, July 11-August 17 McIntire Family Park

River City Market & Music Festival


5 - 8pm, July 17 - August 21 Landings Park

Riverstone Summer Concerts Thursdays 6 - 8pm, July 11 - August 29 Riverstone Park

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99 summer 2024 COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL 564 Birch Avenue 208.265.5434 Sandpoint, ID 271 W Prairie Avenue 208.719.7575 Coeur d’Alene, ID Visit our Site North Idaho’s #1 Sundance Spa Dealer | Serving North Idaho Since 1995 Scan the QR code to fill out the application to nominate yourself or another deserving vet. Both locations are participating. HOT TUBS FOR HEROES North Idaho Spas is giving away a FREE SUNDANCE SPA to a deserving vet in our community. In partnership with Wish For Our Heroes

1717 & 1721 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene,

This live-work-play gem boasts a 3-car garage with a coded entry system, dividing it into two 2-car spaces and one private 1-car space. The main house, in timeless craftsman style, spans 1,050 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors, and charming touches. Relax in the enclosed private patio, creating a serene oasis in the city. The modern accessory dwelling unit (ADU) adds a contemporary touch with 750 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and a covered balcony for enjoying the Coeur d’Alene air.


Perched above Spokane Valley, this stunning traditional home offers over 6,000 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, with breathtaking views of Mt. Spokane and downtown. Enjoy privacy with a gated driveway. Features include a saltwater pool, sports court, home theater, and a 30x40 shop with RV hookups. Updated cherry wood cabinets and floors add luxury. Backing up to public walking trails, this custom home on 5 acres promises years of happiness.

All offers considered on this prime property! Situated near town and 2 marinas, with easy access to the water and just 5 minutes from nightlife, restaurants, shops, and the lake. This spacious 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home on 1.4 acres includes a detached 40x60 shop house. The main home offers nearly 2,200 sq. ft. of living space, an in-law setup, and a separate entrance. The large shop features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. With direct access to Coeur

Soon at Hayden Lake Executive RV & Boat Storage!

Lake and a boat ramp nearby, the potential here is immense!


Charming downtown Coeur d'Alene home on two city lots totaling .25 acres. This turn-key home is currently set up as a vacation rental and includes all furnishings! Close proximity to City Beach, shopping and the downtown lifestyle.

Nestled amidst vast forests and adjoining 60 acres of paper company property, Makridge Lane offers unparalleled seclusion and tranquility. This versatile home accommodates every leisurely pursuit and guest imaginable. Entertain in 1 of 2 dens or enjoy the pool and sauna for ultimate relaxation. Ideal for vacations, Airbnb, or full-time living, this unique property sleeps 28 guests. The gated log cabin lifestyle awaits.

Coeur d'Alene, ID | MLS #: 22-5719 | Listed at $4,195,000

A true recreational paradise placed right in the middle of grand forests. Attached to 60 acres of paper company property for your use. For seclusion and peace of mind here is remarkable Makridge Lane.

Harrison, ID | MLS #: 22-8691| Listed at $550,000

Incredible Lake Coeur d'Alene and Carlin Bay views! Build your dream home on this east side of the lake lot with stunning sunshine and sunsets. Located within walking distance to the public boat dock.

Free Home Search All homes, all companies at Free Home Search All homes, all companies at F H em S All homes, all companies at Two back-to-back 20x50 New Units Coming Soon two city lots totaling up as a vacation rental City Beach, shopping views! Build your dream stunning sunshine and the public boat dock. hcraeS H m S hc All homes, all companies at Free Home Search All homes, all companies at Rare Tandem units that Charming .25 acres. and includes Incredible home on sunsets. Located F All homes, $230,000 back-to-back 20x50 Coming Soon $1,100,000 lots totaling vacation rental Beach, shopping $550,000 Build your dream sunshine and public boat dock. arch Fr ome Search All homes, all companies at Coeur d'Alene, ID | MLS #: 22-10827 | Listed at $4,195,000 This remarkable, secluded, year-round Coeur d'Alene lakefront estate is an entertainer's dream home sitting on .49 acres & 100 feet of flat grass & beach frontage. Ten acres with northern and western views of Mt. Spokane and Spokane Valley. It has two wells and a large 48x48 Shop, offering plenty of space for RV Storage. Two main floor master suites, spacious kitchen,
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