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anine Influenza Virus (CIV), what's the buzz? This virus, also called Influenza A, has been spreading through the Southern and Eastern United States for several years but continues to generate interest as it moves through various states in the West. There are two strains of CIV which are currently swirling through the canine population: H3N8, the one which spread through Florida in 2004; and H3N2, a presumably newer strain which appeared in many western states, including Central Idaho, this year.
Treatment depends on the severity and duration of the disease. Supportive care may only necessitate cough suppressants and antibiotics to prevent secondary infections, or it may require more intensive treatments including IV fluids, IV nutrition and hospitalization. Antiviral medication (Tamiflu) can be helpful, especially if used early in the course of the disease.
The mild form of CIV often appears as a soft, moist cough that can persist for 10 to 30 days. Dogs may appear lethargic or have a low-grade fever (102 to103 degrees). Sometimes dogs with the mild form have symptoms that resemble “kennel cough”—thick nasal discharge and a dry cough. These are “upper respiratory” signs and usually do not involve the lungs. The more severe form of CIV can cause signs of pneumonia seen via increased respiratory rates and effort. This form usually causes a high fever (104 to 106).
The most effective way to diagnose CIV is to send a nasal swab to a diagnostic laboratory for antigen testing early in the course of disease. Checking blood for antibodies becomes more helpful as the disease progresses. Treatment:
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n our fast-paced world, we’re constantly looking for ways to be more productive. How do you get more done in less time? If you and I were talking over a cup of coffee and I asked, “What practice, habit or system have you used to increase productivity?” what would you say? Most people would share the importance of decluttering their workspace, strategies for email, using the 80/20 rule, a specific planner, worksheet or business system they’ve put in place and so forth. A productivity strategy I rarely hear is forgiveness. Yet a single comment has the power to take us off our game for hours, days, weeks or more. It can actually disrupt an entire team. When’s the last time you hashed and rehashed a comment or an experience with a trusted colleague, employee or client? In the midst of the struggle, you longed for clarity and peace of mind. Meanwhile, productivity tanks. We lose our mojo. Precious hours are used to replay what was said and how to respond. Those hours are lost forever. Stress goes up and creativity goes down. This is costly at many levels. It’s no surprise that articles on forgiveness appear in the “Harvard Business Review” from time to time. Great leaders know when to forgive. They learn how to make gestures of reconciliation that heal wounds and get on with business. You may think that forgiveness is only for family, friends and those in your personal circles. Or maybe you already think of forgiveness in the workplace. Here are some actions you can take, whether on the job, in your business or with family and friends, to heal and move on. 1. If you notice a grudge starting to grow, take a deep breath. Pause. Relax your body. Notice what you’re noticing and feel your feelings. All too often, we try to push the feelings away because we’d rather not have them. This creates resistance and actually keeps the feelings in place. So, the first step is simply to be present to the feelings.
2. If you find yourself blaming the other person and growing resentment, do your best to stay present rather than add past hurts or future fears. If the feeling seems to be growing, set a time limit. Remember, the time you focus on blame and resentment takes away from your productivity. One of my mentors talks about the tendency we have to curse, nurse and rehearse our hurts. This only causes the feelings to grow and increase the likelihood that they’ll pop out at a most inconvenient time. 3. Forgiving the other person actually frees you to re-engage creativity and press forward with your goals and dreams, so forgiveness releases not only the other person, but you. Notice that the other person is more than their behavior. Find at least one good quality you can appreciate about the other person. It could be the way they wear their hair, the way they smile—or just about anything. Appreciation begins to shift your brain chemistry and makes it much easier to let go of the hurt. 4. For-Give. Seek to find a gift in the situation. If you look with the intent to find the gift, you will. This step is a way to benefit from an experience that was disruptive and took you off your game. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4. Bringing forgiveness into the workplace may seem unnatural at first. Once you experience the benefits in peace of mind, creativity and productivity, you may find yourself hooked on doing this sooner and more frequently. Oh, and remember to notice when you’re being too hard on yourself. If you make a mistake, put yourself at the center of forgiveness. But that’s another article.
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hether you enjoy visual arts, performing arts or simply appreciate the opportunity to gather with people in the community, you won’t want to miss the 50th Annual Art on the Green August 3 through August 5. What has become the highlight for many in the Inland Northwest, this year Art on the Green will host more than 190 artists displaying their creations. Whether it is in clay, leather, wood, glass, metal or fiber, there is something for everyone. There will also be an array of musicians and performers for attendees to enjoy during the three-day event that takes place on the campus of North Idaho College. But this is much more than an art show. It also provides aspiring child artists to create their own piece of art in the hands-on art area where materials and instruction are provided for the kids. Come hungry as you will want to try the
unique variety of food selections at the food booths which are run by the volunteers for Art on the Green, the proceeds of which help to pay for the free entertainment that is provided all three days. And for those 21 years of age and older, there is the “liquid art” area where one can enjoy locally crafted beer, wine and hard cider from noon to 9pm Friday and Saturday and noon to 5pm Sunday. To discover the multitude of artists who will be taking part in this year’s event, log onto ArtOnTheGreenCdA.com/booths. Street parking is available as well as parking lots on the campus of North Idaho College. There is also shuttle bus service to the west side of campus from Downtown Coeur d’Alene during the weekend festivities. If you choose to ride your bike, there are bike racks available next to the Student Union Building. The hours for Art on the Green, which is free to the public, are Friday, noon to 7:30pm, Saturday, 10am to 7:30pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
THIS YEAR ART ON THE GREEN WILL HOST MORE THAN 190 ARTISTS DISPLAYING THEIR CREATIONS. WHETHER IT IS IN CLAY, LEATHER, WOOD, GLASS, METAL OR FIBER, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
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t’s summertime, and kids will inevitably come home from a day at play dirty, sticky and otherwise disheveled. One look and you know you’re in for a long evening of cleanup, but it also takes you back to a time when your summers were carefree, and seeking out the playground, the woods or the beach was your only priority each day. On July 21, you can relive your dirty messy carefree days again alongside your adult friends or your kids as hundreds of people will be caked in mud upon completion of Muddy Miles 2018. The race started in 2011 as a fundraiser for Heritage Health. With growth, logistics and location changes, the event became too much for one organization to handle and unfortunately did not come to be in 2017. With so much positive feedback, the community wasn’t ready to let the fun annual summer event go, and thanks to new partnerships, Muddy Miles is back on again this summer. “It is a lot of work putting on the race,” explained
Tiffany Morrett, Heritage Health director of company culture. “This year we’ve partnered with Kootenai County Young Professionals (KCYP) and the Lady A’Lene’s to make it a great event.” Using their large memberships and marketing networks, Miranda Hamilton of Lady A’Lene’s and James Perkinson of KCYP are helping Morrett promote the event with the goal of having 1,000 runners this time around. Anyone who’s looked to their left or right along the major roadways of North Idaho has noticed the incredible amount of new housing going up. In fact, the 2016 Muddy Miles course was an empty field but today is in the Tullamore Development, meaning the race needed to find a new location. “Stateline Speedway stepped up big and offered up their land in order for us to get it going again,” said Morrett. At the Speedway you’ll find ample parking with the course adjacent to the race track. Muddy Miles is
Runners will find a roughly 2-mile dirt and mud-filled course with several obstacles to conquer along the way. ...you will encounter balance beams, monkey bars, climbing walls and slip ‘n slides, to name a few.
open to anyone age 3 and older and offers several different heats based on how you would like to run the race.
trips to the KROC Center. With many in our community unable to cover even basic medical costs, the fund goes a long way to ensuring proper health care for all in our communities.
“There is an adults only, a competitive heat, youth, family and also a team heat,” said Morrett.
At the post race event you’ll find snacks, food and drinks for purchase as well as some outdoor showers to help rinse some of the mud off. Don’t forget to bring a towel with you and know that a quick post- race rinse won’t tackle all the dirt and grime you’re bound to run into. You’ll want to cover your vehicle’s seats for the ride home as well. As a veteran of several races, Morrett also has another piece of handy advice. “Put some duct tape around your shoes so you don’t lose them deep in a mud pit.”
Runners will find a roughly 2-mile dirt and mud-filled course with several obstacles to conquer along the way. You can run, jog or walk between obstacles of which you will encounter balance beams, monkey bars, climbing walls and slip ‘n slides, to name a few. Water stations will be found along the course as well as volunteers on standby in case of cuts, bruises or any other potential injuries. No matter how you choose your path you are sure to be coated in mud from beginning to end. While there is a competitive heat, Muddy Miles is meant to incorporate young kids and families, meaning you won’t be encountering any flames or barbed wire as you might have seen in a Spartan Race. A fun time is more important than the fastest time, according to Morrett. “Enjoy the moment with your family and don’t be afraid to get muddy with your kids.” Registration is now open and you must do so in advance. Head to MuddyMiles.org, click on ‘Register Today’ and you’ll be directed to the Eventbrite page to enter your information. Proceeds from the event go into Heritage Health’s Maryellen Scholarship fund which helps cover the costs of services to patients ranging from medical care and counseling to
The first heat goes off at 10am and Muddy Miles will be wrapping up by around 1pm, leaving plenty of time to still hit the lake on a beautiful North Idaho Saturday afternoon. A family of five can enjoy the race for just $100 total, and your entrance fees go toward ensuring that atrisk community members can still get the health care and mental and emotional help they need. Kids love getting dirty, and splashing around in the mud with Mom and Dad will be a day they won’t soon forget. Heritage Health is excited to bring Muddy Miles back to North Idaho and is hoping you’ll turn out for a memorable morning of outdoor messy fun. For additional information or to register online, visit MuddyMiles.org.
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here’s no better time of year than summertime in Coeur d’Alene, and the highlight for most is getting out on the lake. For those wanting to spend more time on the water this season, look no further than Hagadone Marine Center. Located on Blackwell Island and offering the largest boat inventory in the Inland Northwest, it is the largest on-water dealership in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and the Pacific Northwest region. From the finest in new and used yachts, pontoon boats, sport boats and wakeboarding boats, their selection is unmatched. Paired with their professional staff, a trip to Hagadone Marine Center will leave a lasting impression of impeccable quality and service. “We really want to create a boating lifestyle that brings families together,” says Craig Brosenne, president of Hagadone Marine Group. With a focus on maximizing their clients’ fun on the water while minimizing the stress, Hagadone Marine Group handles it all, from rentals to sales, classic wood boats to polished new wakeboard crafts, the smallest service detail to a major rebuild.
“The art of serving is in the roots of our company because the Hagadone Marine is owned by Hagadone Hospitality / Hagadone Corporation,” says Brosenne. “We have a long heritage of quality services and products. We have the capability to provide a boater with everything they need at one location.” The waterfront showroom features seven premium boat lines to include Malibu, Axis, Harris, Cobalt, Regal and Chris Craft, and built in-house Coeur d’Alene Custom wood boats. Whether you are looking for a sterndrive or inboard motor, they have what you are looking for. And all boats come Coast Guard ready. Just as you wouldn’t purchase a car without first getting behind the wheel and taking it out for a drive, their prime on-the-water location allows their customers a chance to personally test out the entire new stock of boats, from wakeboarding to open bows to pontoons, as well as a full line of preowned boats.
“We make the experience as easy and pleasant as possible,” says Brosenne, who has been with the Hagadone Hospitality Corporation for 20 years; 12 years as president of Hagadone Marine Group. He takes pride in what he and his team provide for their customers. With an award-winning service department, factory-trained technicians and comprehensive boat repair, maintenance and warranty services, this is your one-stop shop for all of your water recreational needs. They provide it all including boat delivery, mechanical, upholstery, rigging and detailing, as well as professional boat winterizing, boat hauling and launching services and secure boat storage. Customers looking for boat accessories can visit the Blackwell Pro Shop, which has everything from wakesurf boards, water skis, tubes, lines, fenders and more. The service center has more than 20 bays with 18 technicians, where their systems and processes are efficiency driven. “They can work on any brand and anything that goes on the water, and our certified technicians are trusting and accurate, each offering their individual talents,” says Brosenne.
“We never rest. Every single day we show up determined to improve things for our customers, our employees and our ownership,” says Brosenne. “Personally, I love interacting with our customers—many of whom are on their fourth or fifth boat with us—as they log summer after summer of precious family time on the water. I also appreciate being surrounded by high-caliber team members and watching them grow. Our company succeeds because of our people, starting at the top with owner Duane Hagadone and his vision of excellence.”
He adds: “We are a team, and our customers are part of the family, so every opportunity that we have to make sure they are able to make the best of their time on the water, we take! That time is full of memories being made, fun being had and adventures being enjoyed. The reward is being a part of the lifestyle that brings an abundance of joy to us and our boating family.” Hagadone Marine Center … creating the best on-the-water experience.
ne of the guilty pleasures of attending the state, county or regional fair is gorging one’s self on all the deliciously sinful fair food. Deep fried everything, sugar-blasted batter and just about anything on a stick, all treats we allow ourselves during the annual evening out. These foods are highly processed and usually concocted in a stand, trailer or truck, and although delicious, one wouldn’t want to subsist on these foods on a regular basis. The stigma that food prepared outside of a traditional restaurant setting is unhealthy, unsafe and only consumed on certain occasions is something today’s foodtruck operators continue to battle. “One of the most common misconceptions of
food trucks is that we are dirty and have limited sources,” explained Travis Whiteside, owner of Rawdeadfish food truck in Coeur d’Alene. “We have to pass the same strict laws and regulations as any other restaurant. The health department comes and checks everything the same as any other business.” Travis is part of a growing movement of former restaurant workers, chefs and owners who are ditching the traditional brick-and-mortar model in favor of the mobility of a food truck. Rawdeadfish is one of several trucks you’ll find at the Best on Best Food Court located just east of Fourth Street. While he’s been open for more than three years and always able to move, Travis says he’s found a solid home and following
of customers who’ve embraced the idea that great food doesn’t always have to come from a traditional restaurant kitchen. “We had a lot of skeptical people at first, and it seemed like most of the new customers would order one item just to see. They would return minutes later and order much more. It seemed like we passed the test,” he said. A sushi chef and restaurateur for more than 25 years, Travis has seen the difficulties in opening restaurants and maintaining quality in both food and service to the customers. Operating Rawdeadfish allows him much more control over every aspect of the business.
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“In a larger kitchen, there are more people or cooks involved in the product. This can lead to inconsistency and more waste. The less hands involved means the less chance for error,” he said.
restaurant; I had to tend the pits all night and was serving in the restaurant all day. I averaged four very broken hours of sleep a night, which was not a very healthy lifestyle,” recalled Daryl.
It’s a similar story a few blocks up Government Way where Daryl Kunzi is owner, pitmaster, cashier and dishwasher at Drummin up BBQ (which can be found adjacent to Lloyd’s Automotive), which also handles catering events all over town. Seven years ago, Daryl turned his hobby and passion for pit-style barbecue into his first restaurant, which was located in South Dakota. He quickly realized that running a fullscale restaurant was a monumental task.
After a one-year break from the restaurant industry, Daryl was inspired to look at a smaller operation where he had more control of his product. He believes his current setup allows for the best presentation, quality and experience for those seeking high-quality barbecue.
“My equipment was subpar for running a
“With the small footprint, it allows me to prepare food and also interact with the customers. It gives me a chance to get to know them and their names,” he said.
The greater Sandpoint area is also seeing a growing number of food trucks serving local business professionals and visitors alike. Tacos Tacos sees consistent traffic for both breakfast and lunch with some of the best and most affordable Mexican cuisine in the area. Traditional Hawaiian dishes like Loco Moco, Poke’ and Kalua Pork are served up from the Ponderay Aloha Grill. The Oak Street Food Court offers a wide selection of choices from café-style bites to Thai and barbecue selections, all with adjacent outdoor casual communal seating. One of the first areas to truly embrace food truck culture was Portland, Oregon. The city’s Alder Street Food Court goes back more than two decades and is a block in the heart of downtown
filled with food carts offering an unbelievable variety of choices. As the culture has exploded, there are new ‘pods’ of food trucks settling all over town, anywhere from a couple trucks to several dozen with their own designations such as Cartlandia, Rose City Food Park, Good Food Here and Q19. In fact, there are now more than 500 food trucks operating within city limits. The trend is also present in Seattle where space is at a premium and the demand for high-quality food is at an all-time high. As more and more residents, both young and old, move out of these densely populated areas and find new homes in North Idaho, their ideas and experiences come with them. While North Idaho will likely never approach a population to support so many trucks, owners feel the ‘pod’ setup like the Best on Best and Oak Street food courts could definitely work here too, provided operators are able to work with cities and counties. “The biggest area of growth that I see in the food truck business is a few more food truck courts. I know of a few trucks that are having a hard time finding permanent spots that meet city ordinance requirements,” said Daryl. While on the surface opening a food truck might sound easier, it can be just as much work for the owners, and the perils of off-seasons and accidents come with the territory as well. An electrical fire wiped out Rawdeadfish for a three-month period, something the truck is still recovering from months later.
“It was hard to get back into people’s thoughts after being shut down for so long. Some people still ask us when we reopened from the fire,” said Travis. Winter is also a meager time as most customers aren’t going to sit outside on a bench in freezing weather, and getting to the truck can be an adventure on snowy and icy roads as well. “People ask, ‘What do you do in the wintertime?’ Well we’ve got to get the snow gear out and clear snow!” laughed Daryl. During the summer, it’s not uncommon for operators to work 80 to 100hour weeks capitalizing on the influx of visitors, nice weather, graduations, family reunions, weddings and more. The dedication to providing highquality meals to consumers on the go is what helps the best of the best stick around. So why wait for the fair to roll around to visit a food truck? Stop by for a bite and taste firsthand the incredible dishes coming from a place you might have never considered.
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For Bridget Rieken, who will be entering her senior year at Lake City High School in the fall, it is not enough to excel in sports. Her goal is to do her best in the classroom as well. She has a 4.0 GPA and was recently recognized for being in the top 10 percent of her class. Bridget has received her varsity letter in soccer, basketball and track all three years of high school. She was also named Inland Empire League (IEL) Newcomer of the Year for soccer her freshman year and IEL First Team multiple times for both basketball and soccer as well as IEL Soccer MVP her junior year. She is a Region IV (encompassing 14 western states) Olympic Development (ODP) Championship All Star and has played for many years on the Idaho ODP team and has been a national invitee for two years.
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“He always reminds me that ‘when things get hard, that’s OK, that’s what makes you a better person, a better athlete.’”
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Marilyn Comack, who most people call Mary, just finished her sophomore year at Coeur d’Alene High School. She is passionate about the game of softball, a sport she has been around her entire life. “Everyone in my family plays sports, and watching all of my older siblings since I was younger has made me want it even more,” said Mary, who currently plays for USA Explosion U18 Gold during the summer and fall; a team she calls her second family. Mary has played varsity softball both her freshman and sophomore years and said she loves her teammates and is proud of the progress they have made. When it comes to college, Mary said the University of Washington is at the top of her list. “I’ll definitely be playing softball no matter where I’ll go. I couldn’t imagine not having it in my life, so I’ll definitely push to have it that much longer.”
She hopes one day to become an architect, a field that is a perfect blend of the things she loves which are designing, drawing and math.
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Mary said one of her challenges through her athletic career has been her size. “I was constantly told that I was too small to play.” But she looked to her parents for encouragement. “They told me I could do anything, be anything I want to be as long as I work hard for it,” she said, adding that it was her own fears that were primarily holding her back. “I could not have come this far without my teammates, coaches, family and friends.” Softball has taught Mary that one can never stop learning or bettering oneself. “The moment you stop improving is the moment it stops being fun,” said Mary. “If it’s not fun, then you shouldn’t do it anymore. My dad taught me that one, as well as my mom, sisters and brother.”
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’ve traveled a lot. If I wrote a list of the countries I have visited or lived in, it would seem I have seen much of the world. Similar to the irony of gaining knowledge only to realize how much knowledge you lack, however, the more I come to know the people and places of the world, the more I realize there is to know. Despite acknowledging the vastness of the world and its people, I have learned a few things through what I have seen and experienced. I have witnessed poor people who do not know they are poor; whole cultures that see beauty in spending time with family; happiness and generosity in poverty; and kindness to strangers. Indeed, travel can be a teacher. I shared one such experience with my family as we joined a medical mission team on a trip to Guatemala last year. These Coeur d’Alene medical professionals paid their own way and donated expensive supplies to spend a week providing free medical services to people in a remote area of Guatemala. Led by Mike Oswald, these members of the Coeur d’Alene community were eager to share the good in their lives to improve the lives of others. Mike has been drawn to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures since he was a teenager. Following years spent in the classroom of an influential
high school Spanish teacher, Mike lived as a missionary in Columbia for two years. After returning from his mission, he studied to become a nurse anesthetist and began raising a family. Before long, he felt an urge to do more. “Serving a mission and learning to speak Spanish were such a huge part of my life. I wanted to be able to help other people with my medical talent and language ability,” remembers Mike. He became involved with the Coeur d’Alene Eye Institute, joining them on medical mission trips to Guatemala. His first trip was in 2007. “It was the perfect scenario of everything God had taught me to do in my life,” Mike explains. As Mike made several service trips to Guatemala with the Eye Institute, he began to take on more responsibility for the medical teams. He became the point person for getting equipment and supplies through customs, organizing medication and anesthetic, and handling the paperwork. In addition to his service as an anesthetist, he came to know the details of organizing a medical mission. “Every time I came home and told people about my experience in Guatemala,” Mike remembers, “they’d say, ‘I really want to do that!’” This enthusiasm encouraged Mike to find a way to take general surgeons and a myriad of interested medical specialists to provide services in Guatemala.
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“Even if we go down and just help one person, we change their life.”
“I felt a pull to do it, even though leading my own team would definitely be more work. It had been easy to tag along and take care of anesthetics. I had loved it!” says Mike. But he knew he needed to share this opportunity with more people. “I just felt in my heart I had the resources to lead my own team down there,” Mike explains.
most in need. He’s been able to coordinate the Coeur d’Alene medical teams with local doctors. They work together to provide needed medical care. Mike has also begun setting up a fund to pay for any problems that may arise for patients once the medical team has returned to the United States.
It’s an enormous responsibility to lead a medical mission in Guatemala. Going into Guatemala City to get forms, vetting members of the team and establishing the license to practice medicine in Guatemala are a few of the countless nuances Mike had to learn. He admits, “The logistical details are mind-boggling. Plus, bad things can happen when you’re in the middle of nowhere. But I’m as prepared as I possibly can be. I go down with a prayer in my heart. And nothing bad has ever happened.”
The question always on Mike’s mind is: “How do we help the most needy—the poorest of the poor? I want to find people who can’t even pay the $200 required at national hospitals.” Mike’s local friends and coordinators publicize the arrival of the Coeur d’Alene medical teams, but Mike is trying to reach those who live too remotely or lack literacy and means of obtaining this information. He adds, “We’re not going down there to save the world. Even if we go down and just help one person, we change their life. That’s huge to me!”
Mike feels real passion for this work and is always thinking of ways to improve the service he and his teams can provide. He has developed close working relationships with local people to assist them in serving those
Mike now leads a medical team from the Coeur d’Alene community to Guatemala twice a year. The majority do not speak Spanish, but he says he
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encourages them to learn it. “What makes me tick is the desire to know these people,” explains Mike. “Unless you speak their language, it’s hard to connect in that way.” On average, Mike takes about 20 people to Guatemala each trip. “I like to take lay people outside of the medical group, too. And I like to expose each of them to the community. We provide service to schools and orphanages, too. It’s more than just service inside the hospital.” There are several medical teams that go to Guatemala and other countries in need. For Mike, the goal is to provide even more than needed medical service. He wants his teams to come to understand and connect with the Guatemalan people. “You feel joy when you
get to know the people,” he says. “I feel like Guatemala is home now because we have so many friends there.” Mike Oswald, his generous medical teams and the many other teams of medical professionals who provide worldwide care for those most in need are inspiring! For most, this kind of medical service is not a possibility. But sharing the good in our lives to improve the lives of others is. In fact, my travels have taught me to live better at home. Be friendly and kind to a stranger. Share a homemade treat with a neighbor. Pitch in with a community service project. Share your talents, abilities and blessings with others. You don’t have to travel to make the world a better place.
Mike feels real passion for this work and is always thinking of ways to improve the service he and his teams can provide. He has developed close working relationships with local people to assist them in serving those most in need.
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ducational excellence and an intense interest in environmental science and geology have led Danny King to a unique opportunity to learn and collaborate with an international research group on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutes’ Atlantis research vessel and Alvin submersible. This summer, recent North Idaho College graduate and Coeur d’Alene native King will participate in a 30-day research cruise as part of a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Research will focus on mid-ocean ridge environments in the Atlantic Ocean, particularly the “popping rocks”: mid-ocean ridge basalts that contain large amounts of gases and pop when the rocks are brought to the surface. RECENT NIC GRADUATE DANNY KING IS PICTURED DOING LABWORK ON LAKE FERNAN.
“Danny King is an exceptional student; he earned both the geology and biology department awards while working on an environmental science degree at NIC,” said Rhena Cooper, NIC biology instructor. “Once he had achieved a well-rounded science background and expressed his desire to earn a graduate degree, he was awarded an NIC INBRE (Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) undergraduate internship. During the summer internship, King conducted research on a local lake that experiences seasonal algal blooms and loss of water quality. While immersed in his research, King interacted with a research group, collected and analyzed data and presented a poster at the local INBRE conference. “He fulfilled his duties with impressive dedication and success,” Cooper said. A strong science background combined with experience gained through the INBRE internship allowed King to produce a solid, winning application for the REU. He will be working
with a research group of prominent research scientists and engineers from multiple higher education institutions to collect a wide range of scientific data with the Alvin submersible and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry. King has been fully engaged in a two-credit seminar course to gain scientific background and prepare for sea.
blog posts and/or videos. Opportunities also exist for post-summer research and presentations at scientific conferences.
“While at sea, King will gain significant new skills such as rock sample preparation, rock descriptions, logging of high-definition video of the seafloor, bathymetric mapping and GMT maps,” Cooper said.
“This research experience will also provide Danny an incredible chance to work with prominent research scientists, learn valuable analytical and mapping techniques, and open doors to the next step in his academic career,” Cooper said. “That rocks!”
Following sample collection in the Atlantic Ocean, King will be part of a six-week, postcruise research program. Areas of interest include primary and secondary mineralogy, lava morphology and gas content of the rocks. Various rock preparation and analytical techniques will be employed to reveal the secrets of the “popping rocks.” Other responsibilities include helping produce outreach materials such as podcasts,
Ultimately, this information will add to understanding of the composition and origin of gases in the deep earth.
For more information on the “popping rocks” expedition, visit: PoppingRocks.whoi.edu/ samples-weve-got-samples and PoppingRocks. whoi.edu/magma-crust-formation-and-thebirth-of-basalt. Julie Van Middlesworth is an NIC instructor in environmental science and geology.
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Vision Healthy Perspectives and Outlook on Life and Fitness By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS
I FIND THAT IN LIFE, FITNESS AND NUTRITION, most people don’t know where they are going, why they are going there or if they even really care. This creates an attitude of anxiety, frustration and futility. Most people seem to find themselves getting up, going to work, working too hard and not knowing why. They end up frustrated and burned out because they’re on a treadmill with a short carrot on a stick in front of them, but they aren’t even sure if they even like carrots at all. Many more seem to be unhappy at work but don’t want to explore their unhappiness, what would make them happy or what they should be doing instead. (Quick side note: Even though a lot of people don’t love their jobs, they do seek a purpose and something to work at. So just up and quitting to lie on the couch isn’t going to solve the problem.)
Still more seem to lack purpose or desire in fitness and nutrition. They seem to know they should go to the gym and eat well, but they don’t necessarily know why. They might have some vague idea that they want to be fitter and healthier, but they don’t know what that means for them. All of these scenarios lead to a brutal sense of futility. After all, all of the above require effort, create stress and discomfort, yet there is no sense of purpose to it all. How can you get to where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re going? Add in some fast-paced, run-run-run, hustle-harder attitude mixed with an inundation of seemingly countless people living the Instagram life of perfection and happiness, and it’s no wonder we live in a world filled with anxiety and depression.
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So where are you headed and why are you headed there? What if you don’t know the answers to either? One of the most powerful things I’ve ever done in my life is creating a vision board. A vision board can be done thousands of different ways, but in my case, it was a physical board with cutouts or printouts of all of the things that I thought I wanted in my life. These can be material things, metaphysical things, emotional things, family things, work things, whatever. Heck, you can even put a vision board on your vision board. What kind of car do you want to drive? What kind of house do you want? What kind of job do you want? By putting these things out there, you’ll start to have your destinations and carrots in front of you. You’ll begin to understand where you want to go and what it takes to get there. There are a few complications to this. One is that you probably won’t have all the answers. That’s just fine. This will be a work in progress, evolving and
moving over time. Things will come down, move around and new things will go up. Another is that you won’t be able to just Amazon Prime everything in your new life. It may take the rest of your life. But if you are diligent and continue to head in that direction, and you slowly start to realize all the things that you’ve posted, your success will breed more success, and you will start to understand that, in fact, this is the most incredible time to be alive, and that if you really want it, you can seek it out and realize it. Try it. I promise that it will give you purpose and planning in your life. You will understand why you get up and go to work in the morning (or don’t). When things get tough, you’ll know that it will all be worth it (or maybe it’s not). The worst thing we can do as humans is lose our sense of purpose. Seek to create and understand yours.
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e’ve all heard the saying, “Milk, it does a body good”; but what does a body really need? According to most nutritionists, a balanced lifestyle of fitness and nutrient-enriched eating is the combination for a healthy life. On the fitness side of things, finding a routine that one enjoys is the best way to incorporate it as part of our lifestyle. On the health side, there are a multitude of options: Paleo, gluten-free and even ketosis. All three options work, so how does one decide on which works for them? Macronutrient portions are the key in deciding what works for the body and one’s goals. We’ve found that our body’s design needs protein, fats and carbohydrates to fuel itself for day-today work. They are involved in Paleo, glutenfree and ketosis eating plans. Whether sitting, walking, exercising or sleeping, the human body needs a varying percentage of protein, fats and carbohydrates (also known as macronutrients) to survive. Now that we know macronutrients are the key to fuel our bodies, how much of each is needed? Depending on your goals, the percentage of protein to fats to carbohydrates will change. Do you desire to lose weight, gain weight (usually bodybuilding) or maintain? If lost weight is on the agenda, a macro-based diet that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates will help achieve those goals. Both Paleo and gluten-free eating plans are great options. Paleo and gluten-free eating plans
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necessary for tissue to mend. From a conventional medicine perspective, acupuncture is thought to work by releasing several brain chemicals responsible for pain control, other hormones for reducing inflammation and to stimulate cells called macrophages to rid the body of the damaged cellular tissue.
Exhaustion from pushing the limits of endurance can result in falls or other accidents which could also cause harm. Exhaustion and pain are the body’s communication to stop. It is a warning that further stress on that muscle, bone or ligament is going to cause greater injury. However, the desire to succeed typically overrides the common sense notion of stopping. So when injury results, fortunately, help is available.
From a “Traditional Chinese Medicine” perspective, the body has energy (or “Qi” – pronounced “chee”) that flows through the body along specific pathways called “channels” or “meridians.” These channels supply energy to all areas of the body. When trauma occurs, the pathway can be blocked or the energy “stuck,” which manifests as pain, stiffness, tenderness, inflammation, cramping, throbbing or spasm. Also, the blood “stagnates” in that area. By clearing the pathway and blood stagnation, energy is restored to the tissue (or organ as in other health challenges), and healing can occur. Acupuncture is effective whether the injury is soft tissue, such as muscle or skin, or if it affects the joints and even the bones.
hen a sports enthusiast endeavors to accomplish a major goal such as a marathon, triathlon or a game of highlevel competitiveness, the possibility of injury is great. They are pushed to the limit of their endurance and physical capabilities and oftentimes beyond it. If they had a previous injury, typically they will take some form of over-the-counter pain or antiinflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen. While they are generally able to perform, they push beyond the body’s natural response to hold back in order to prevent further injury. This could be a big mistake.
SPORTS INJURY RECOVERY Heal the injury instead of masking the pain BY HOLLY A. CARLING, O.M.D., L.AC., PH.D.
While NSAIDS help short term with inflammation, and subsequently pain, the real goal would be for longterm healing. There are dietary dos and don’ts that help with healing as well as several other modalities that are generally helpful. Chiropractic, therapeutic massage, physical therapy and acupuncture are probably the most well utilized for helping sports injuries. Acupuncture works by improving the body’s response to pain, inflammation, swelling and muscle spasms. It stimulates healing by increasing the micro-circulation into the area, bringing the much-needed components
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WHAT A PAIN! Medical professionals are treating pain differently now than decades ago BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH
ith opioid overdoses reaching epidemic levels across the country, doctors are shifting how they manage acute and chronic pain in an effort to reduce the likelihood of long-term dependence or addiction to powerful, brain-altering narcotics. The new approach to treating acute pain is focusing on aggressive physical therapy, long-term exercise plans and cognitive behavioral therapy, said Heritage Health’s Dr. Michael Whiting. “What people often don’t understand is that opioids only work in the brain,” said Whiting. “If you suffer an injury to your back and then use opioids to treat the resulting pain, the opioid works in the brain to change your awareness of the injury. However, the brain was never injured, yet you’re taking a substance that changes the brain. It can only make the brain abnormal in a way that eventually leads to a greater awareness of pain instead of less.” The most effective pain management strategy for patients is a conservative approach, using a moderate exercise routine and prescribing lower doses of opioids for shorter periods of time. “Exercise is superior to any other treatment,” said Whiting. “Just like if a diabetic doesn’t take their medicine, they’ll suffer the consequences of their disease. If you have a back injury and don’t exercise, you’ll suffer the consequences.” What once was viewed as a solution is now proving to be the contrary. Research has shown that opioids actually break the brain’s pain processing center. “The pain processing center becomes very unstable,” said Whiting. “The opioid will cause the brain to perceive less pain, but as the opioid wears off the brain perceives greater pain. The longer you’re on opioids the more unstable the system is; the longer portion of each day is spent with more pain instead of the briefer period of time with less pain from the opioid.” “People enter a cycle of dependence on the opioid with a loss in their ability to imagine life without it because they only feel good after the dose of the
opioid, and they feel horrible when the opioid dose is wearing off.” Whiting cautioned that chronic pain and addiction aren’t always linked. “People suffering from chronic pain can be very dependent, but they don’t become addicts,” he said. “Patients who become addicts because of their prescription usually do so very early on. If you stay on pain pills for a month, the risk of becoming an addict a year later is high as 25 percent. Whereas, if you’re on pain medications for a few days or a week, the odds are much less.” Whiting is a proponent of cognitive behavioral therapy, which essentially means retraining the brain’s pain processing center. “We used to think that when you were injured that a pain signal traveled from the site of the injury to the brain and the brain interprets it,” Whiting said. “It’s actually not true. What actually happens is the site of injury is sending information about the condition of the tissue—whether it’s torn, swollen, bleeding, inflamed, hot or cold. All of this information is sent to the brain and then the brain decides if it should hurt, whether it would be useful for it to hurt. If you’re touching a hot surface, you want to remove your hand from the surface so you don’t continue to suffer damage. Thus, acute pain serves a purpose, chronic pain doesn’t, but if the brain has learned this idea of pain it continues to interpret information about the tissues as being painful even though pain is no longer a useful symptom.” Treating patients who have been on opioids for the last 20 years for persistent pain requires a different approach than those patients who suffer a recent injury and have never taken an opioid. “People who had chronic pain diagnosed years ago were almost always treated with opioids, so they’ve been on opioids for many, many years,” he said. “Sometimes in doses that are very high. The patients that are being injured now and are likely to have chronic pain, the current standard of care is that we not start them on chronic opioids because they don’t actually reduce pain and suffering.”
The Cycle for Good Rick’s Bike Sale BY COLIN ANDERSON PHOTOS BY CARY ANDERSON
ick Anderson is an avid re-user and recycler. When my brother and I were very young, I remember my dad taking us on walks to nearby construction sites where we would pick up soda and beer cans leftover from the workers. After a couple months we had several large trash bags full, which we loaded up and took to the recycling center. To my young amazement, we were given money for these old cans and our first lesson about the rewards of work were born as my dad split the earnings between the two of us to open our first savings accounts. As we grew, we would look forward to Saturday garage sales with Dad where we would find all kinds of fun stuff for pennies on the dollar. I learned to ski in several $2 to $3 pairs of boots, caught baseballs behind the plate with a $.25 catcher’s mitt and still carry around a cooler we’ve had in the family for more than 25 years. My dad, Rick, continues his conquest of finding great deals while keeping items of value out of the landfill and is most interested today in one main item—bikes. Rick’s Bike Sale most likely got started when it was clear my brother and I wouldn’t be sticking around Minnesota for college. I ran off to Montana, and my brother to Arizona, an unfortunate byproduct for my parents exposing us to travel at a very young age. “When you boys went away to school it was too quiet around here, and we weren’t really done being parents,” my dad tells me. “We found a local mentorship program, got screened and started mentoring a young boy named John.” John is one of six siblings who were adopted by a single mother so they would remain together as a family. Mentoring involves spending a few hours a week with John; mostly hanging out, playing games, watching movies and providing a positive environment for him. As the bond grew and my parents met John’s siblings, Dad realized he wanted to do a little more for them. Noticing that not all of them had bikes, and the ones they had weren’t in great working order, Rick set out to the Saturday garage sales in search of six quality bikes. In no time he found them, tuned them up and gave them to the kids at a very small expense. The light bulb then went off in his brain. “I thought to myself, ‘I can find bikes pretty easy, tune them and fix them up, and whatever I sell them for, donate the money back to the mentoring program,’” he said. “I didn’t look too far into the future, but it’s really taken off and it’s unbelievable to see right now.”
Rick’s first bike sale was held out of his garage with help from my mom and a couple of neighbors. It raised a couple thousand dollars of which he was very proud. This past May was the 10th time he’s run the sale. It’s now held in an auto repair shop parking lot, staffed by a small army of volunteers. The most recent donation was $46,953 now split between two organizations. “All the people that help with this is just incredible,” Rick said. “People are so happy to give us bikes, everyone at the sale is smiling and I never have to recruit volunteers. Everyone is just happy to do it.” It took us 10 years but this was the first sale my brother and I attended firsthand. In the beginning we helped from afar, me writing press releases for Dad to send out to local news outlets and both of us encouraging our friends back home to spread the word about the upcoming sale. Living two time zones away and starting families of our own, it had slipped our minds as to what an important day and event this is for my dad. Luckily my mom gave us the motherly reminder about it and we all decided to surprise Dad with two more volunteers. He was blown away when I walked in the door around 6pm Thursday night and even more shocked the next morning when my brother came crawling up from downstairs for breakfast after I snuck out to pick him up from the airport at midnight.
FEATURE STORY The work for the next Rick’s Bike Sale typically begins about three weeks after the last one ends. People hear about it from friends and neighbors who picked up a bike or donated one and are eager to donate their unused bikes to the cause. Today, going to yard sales is more of a rarity as the phone rings almost daily with someone offering up a bike for donation. “It’s really fun to give the money, but I get just as big a kick out of keeping bikes out of the landfill and into the hands of someone who really wants it,” said Rick. Once a bike is donated, Rick, along with Randy Bailey and Greg Thompson, divide them up to get them tuned, adjusted, cleaned up and stored until the day of the sale. The lead up to the 2018 sale saw more than 530 bicycles donated—a ton of tuning for just three people. At any given time there are 40 or so bikes in Dad’s garage as well as wheels and tires hanging from the ceiling, and boxes of kickstands and brake cables he’s saved off bikes that were too broken down to be restored to working order. “If I can get a kickstand, handlebar grips or tubes off one of these bikes, that’s five more dollars I don’t have to spend which goes to charity instead,” said Mr. Recycle. As the sale grew, where to put everything became one of the biggest issues. Pleading with neighbors and friends, Rick found basements, and a few other locations spread across the county, but realized he needed a more efficient system in order to maximize his time spent on bikes and minimize traveling to and from storage. A local towing company was in possession of several unused semi trailers which have been offered up for the sale. Bikes are now secured and even hung from the truck roofs, and the trucks can accommodate several hundred. They are stored at a nearby
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front wheels tilted at the same direction in time for the pre-sale Friday evening.
When the sale weekend finally arrives, volunteers get set on their tasks. When I arrive at 7:30 on Friday morning, I’m surprised to find close to three dozen people ready to help out. I see my parent’s friends from college, our neighbors, my dad’s fishing-club buddies and my uncle and cousins. The semi pulls up and we start unloading. Bikes are organized into children’s, men’s, women’s, road bikes and vintage/classics, but not before more than 1,000 tires need to be aired up. Several volunteers have brought their own air compressors, and there are a few on hand at the shop. The seemingly monumental task is shockingly done in just a couple hours. My Uncle Dave sets to the task of getting all the bikes in line, and true to his unbelievable attention to detail, he has them all lined up by size and make, with all the
Local high school honor society members volunteer to stay up all night and watch the bikes to make sure no one runs off with them, and after a 12-hour Friday set-up day, the main event arrives. Like a wave, people come rushing in, searching for the best selection early. Some have heard about the sale while others drove by and stopped to see what all the commotion is about. Volunteers in bright green shirts direct eager shoppers to the style of bike they are looking for, help adjust the seat to proper height and let them go for a test ride. Others man the shop for last-minute tuning and adjustments, and more take payments in the form of cash or credit. It’s a whirlwind of a day, and after four hours there are just a few dozen leftover, all of which will go to another garage sale to benefit a local juvenile diabetes organization.
In 10 years, Rick has donated $177,257 and saved thousands of bikes from landfills, but what might be most important to him is completing a cycle that started when he was mentored as a young boy. My dad has always been honest with us about the home he grew up in and how his father was not a nice man, putting it lightly. A neighbor, Russell Godfredson, sensed this and gave my dad a job in his Schwinn Bike Shop where he would earn $.15 per bike putting pedals, handlebars and seats on boys’ and girls’ models. It was a place where he was safe, treated with respect, taught the rewards of hard work and lessons in perseverance, something he instilled in his own children and something he hopes to instill in the other children he continues to mentor today. “The whole point is to let them know that you care, that they have value to you and that you are listening to them. By your actions you are
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In Loving Memory Two mothers honor their sons by serving others By Patty Hutchens
reedom. It is something that many take for granted. We go on with our day-today lives, often not giving much thought to those who are fighting for our country at home and overseas. Unless you are over 50 years old, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall much of the Vietnam War and those that came before, when young men anxiously waited to see if their draft number came up. Yes, it was different then. But the reality is that even though young men and women are not drafted, there are countless individuals who voluntarily put their lives on the line every day. And of those, many never make it home. And for those who do make it home, they may never be the same. For those who have lost a loved one to the horror of war, the hurt never goes away. But losing one to war does not necessarily always mean death. It may mean that person comes back emotionally scarred, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health issues that can bring about lifelong challenges which could potentially result in suicide.
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For those who have lost a loved one to either death by the hands of the enemy at war or by suicide from PTSD, they do what they can to carry on in life. Here are a couple stories of people who have chosen to take their anguish and turn it into something positive to honor their loved one’s memory. Gig Harbor, Washington, resident Leslie Mayne lost her son Kyle Farr to suicide in March 2009. Kyle served in the U.S. Army and, after being honorably discharged, he was treated for PTSD both overseas and in the U.S. After being released from treatment, Kyle committed suicide. With unspeakable pain and grief, Leslie launched Permission to Start Dreaming—a new take on another PTSD. The foundation, formed in 2011, partners with veterans’ programs both locally and nationally and holds annual events such as Race for a Soldier, which originated in 2011, Swing for a Soldier golf tournament and Pull for a Soldier trap shooting event. The hope is to not only raise funds to help with the needs of veterans suffering from PTSD but to also raise awareness among the public about an ever-growing epidemic. Since launching the foundation, nearly $300,000 has been raised. “We have supported many veteran organizations since 2011,” said Leslie. “We have funded, and will continue to do so, strength-based alternative and holistic retreat programs that last far beyond the actual experience.” In addition, they host a monthly Veteran Huddle meeting and are providing their first Veteran Workshop in October that will focus on promoting and fostering post-traumatic growth. “At the end of November, we are sending six combat veterans to participate in the Warrior PATHH program in hopes to deliver a similar program in the Pacific Northwest next year,” said Leslie, referring to a progressive and alternative training for healing heroes, the nation's first non-clinical program designed to cultivate and facilitate Posttraumatic Growth amongst those struggling with PTSD and/or combat stress. (See BoulderCrestRetreat.org/warriorpathh for more information.)
According to Leslie, the biggest need for our men and women who return from overseas is ensuring they have the connection to the right relationships, right resources and the right responses for the trauma they have experienced. There are also many ways we as a community, family member or friend can help those experiencing PTSD and depression. “Reach out to organizations like ours and ask for support and help. We will get them connected to the right resource. Get involved with our events. Begin the right relationships with organizations like ours that contribute to ‘mental fitness’ and programs that promote doing the internal work to be the best versions of themselves after their military service. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. We need our military members to continue to serve their country at home, in their churches, communities, businesses and families,” said Leslie. Theresa Hart is a mother who also took her grief and channeled it into making an impact on veterans. Theresa formed Newby-ginnings of North Idaho in October 2013 in honor and memory of her son, SPC Nicholas Newby, who was killed in action in Baghdad on July 7, 2011. The mission, which includes serving the families of the fallen, those who have served and those who are continuing to serve, has provided Theresa with an opportunity to channel her loss into something that gives her pride and purpose. Newby-ginnings is located in Post Falls, Idaho, and is a place where veterans, active servicemen and women and Gold Star families can come for not only basic household necessities but for peer support, resources and referrals to appropriate agencies. Run entirely by volunteers, their shop has served more than 2,500 individual and enrolls at least 10 new veterans each week. It helps keep the memory of Nicholas alive while also serving others. As for Leslie, it is the memory of her son that keeps her moving forward to make a difference. “Kyle would have thrived in the veteran community that our foundation has created. He loved the outdoors, sports and connecting with his friends. He loved to laugh, and he wanted to make us proud. He loved his country. He despised bullies. He needed to get real help with his addiction and learn how to make peace with his time in the military. He cared deeply about his friends, loved his family and wanted to serve his country. Drugs are not the answer to helping people with trauma. It is not what is wrong with you; it is what happened to you. As a country, we make a promise to our war fighters that we will have their backs when they return. The institutions have failed them. We cannot. Kyle would probably think his mom was on the right track of encouraging our civilian community to step up their game in these matters. I miss him so. His two sisters and brother carry on, but we ache still inside.”
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hey could be our husband or wife, father or mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, best friend. We all know someone who is currently fighting for our country or who served in the military at some point in their life. As important as it is to support them emotionally, physically and spiritually while they are in active duty, it is equally important, if not more so, to be there when they finally come home and return to civilian life. Upon returning home, there are many men and women who find themselves unable to pick up where they left off, struggling to connect with their families, friends and communities as they once had. Their world becomes a lonely place, and it can be extremely difficult for them to ask for help. It is our duty, as it was their duty to serve our country, to reach out with compassion and an open heart to do all in our power to truly bring these soldiers homeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and keep them safe. Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.8 million service members have deployed to war zones across the globeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many on multiple tours. From soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen, these battlefields have transformed them. There are many programs that have been established to guide our veterans on their journey to recovery from a world many of us will never experience; yet so many never take advantage of these programs either out of fear, sadness or shame. With Memorial Day behind us, Independence Day upon us and Veterans Day fast approaching, what better way to honor all who have served by doing our part in their healing process and show them all of the opportunities out there that were created for these heroes. Boulder Crest Retreats was established for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Their program, PATHH, Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes, based on the science of Post Traumatic Growth (PTG), offers various programs to aid in the healing processâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at no charge. Warrior PATHH offers veterans a free 18-month program that begins with a seven-day intensive immersive in-residence initiation with separate programs for males and females; Family PTHH five-day program focused on the entire family; Couples PATHH and Caregiver PATHH three-day programs.
There are two sites for Boulder Crest Retreat (BCR): Virginia, opened in 2013, and Arizona, opened just last year. Located within minutes of the historic Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah River, BCR Virginia offers 37 acres where you’ll find cabins, a lodge, archery range, horses, labyrinth, walking trails, fishing pond, outdoor exercise area and more. In addition, the property has chickens and a Heroes Garden— the nation’s second handicapped-accessible walled garden. Located within minutes of the historic Arizona National Scenic Trail, BCR Arizona boasts 130 acres with five-star lodging for up to 28 people, a lodge, archery range, horses, donkeys and longhorn steer, walking and hiking trails, fishing pond, chickens and walled garden. Both retreats are open to combat veterans (defined as anyone who deployed to a war zone) from any generation and conflict and first responders, and is proud to welcome activeduty, reserve and National Guard personnel, veterans and family members, to include Gold Star families. You will find a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities designed to offer their guests “peace of mind and an enhanced sense of well-being,” according to their website. From archery and equine therapy, labyrinth, tipi and horticulture to culinary therapy, fishing, kayaking, music, art, journaling and more, “each activity has a unique and longstanding connection to warrior culture and a strong track record of success.” There is hope of bringing a similar program to the Pacific Northwest as early as next year. Those interested in Boulder Crest Retreat can find out more by visiting BoulderCrestRetreat. org.
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Team Red, White and Blue has a mission across the country to “enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity,” according to their website, TeamRWB.org. With chapters throughout the country, chapters can be found in the Pacific and Inland Northwest in Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle, Washington. One of the fastest growing veterans’ organizations in the world, Team RWB holds thousands of events each year to help veterans get out and engage with their community. Each chapter works hard to deliver consistent, local and inclusive opportunities for veterans, hosting exercise events, local races and athletic events, social events, community service events, and eagle engagements (one-on-one or small group gatherings which allow veteran/community members to experience physical, social and community activities; a great way to build sincere relationships with others in the community in which they live). Utilizing extreme sports as a way to “take the edge” out of civilian life, XSports4Vets is a program made up of current conflict veterans who are there to help fellow combat veterans succeed back at home and in their community. From riverboarding and rock climbing to sky diving and rafting, they utilize these extreme sports to connect with others while working on healing their wounds in a positive way. Based in Western Montana, you can find out more about XSports4Vets and their upcoming extreme events by visiting XSports4Vets.org. For animal lovers, nothing beats a man’s best friend, and Veterans Moving Forward is there to provide service dogs to veterans struggling with physical or behavioral health issues. Through their canine team and raisers, this nonprofit organization raises and trains these service dogs for veterans at no cost to those receiving them. According to VMF’s website, “Service dogs can give veterans the courage and ability to leave their homes, to try new things and to re-engage in their home communities— making a life-changing difference.” You can find out more about this incredible organization and ways you can help through VetsFwd.org. There are resources out there, and more are popping up each year as the need continues to help our struggling veterans who have sacrificed for all of us. These men and women are seeking ways to heal from their wounds, especially those wounds that can’t be seen.
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Independence Day is largely celebrated with community barbecues and cul-de-sac firework shows, but there is more we can do to show our appreciation to those who have served and who continue to work hard for our communities. This Fourth of July, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explore some fun and easy ways to give thanks to our first responders and our veterans.
attend local parades Bring friends and family to celebrate Independence Day with your neighbors and have fun while being a part of the community! Cheer on your veterans and first responders to show how much we care and support them, all while bonding with your community.
Bake sweets for the families of first responders and veterans. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to show thanks to the households of our local heroes, to the families who have someone in active service for our communities. Families of these patriots should feel proud to be a part of our safety, and what better way to share appreciation with homemade cookies or pies!
Delivering thank-you notes to first responders. Get your kids together to write small thank-you notes to take to your town’s local police and fire stations. Maybe your child is inspired by them, or you appreciate their bravery for the community. This is a fun and heartfelt way to show your gratitude to the heroes next door. One thing that is even cuter than a child’s letter is a child’s artwork. Coordinate with your neighbors to get all of your young ones together and have an arts and crafts day dedicated to your police and firefighters. Don’t forget to write letters to active service members. There are several organizations like Operation Gratitude that sends thousands of letters and care packages year round to our troops overseas from families here at home. Become a part of the giving with a simple letter or your child’s artwork to brighten a soldier’s day.
•Talk with family Donate to help our homeless and unemployed members who have served and keep their veterans history alive. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless, which is a lower count than previous years. Let’s keep the trend moving! There are countless charities like National Coalition for Homeless Veterans to help our brave vets.
Need an excuse to call Grandpa? Many of us have family who have served the country whether at home or overseas, and Independence Day is the perfect time to reconnect with them. Ask them about their service and experiences, and they will surely appreciate the sentiment of your call. At the end of the day, the best and most entertaining way to keep our children aware and thinking of our troops is to watch movies in their honor. There are many kid friendly war movies like “War Horse” (2011) or the more recent “Dunkirk” (2017) for you and your family to enjoy this Fourth of July.
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hat were once the three small Eastern Washington towns of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland has now transformed into the bustling metropolitan area known as the Tri-Cities. “Fun in the Sun” is the motto due to almost 300 sunny days each year, making the area popular year round for outdoor activities. The confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia rivers creates a water paradise for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, power boating, water skiing, fishing and much more. Golf is one of the top sports in the region, and it’s easy to see why with 10 challenging courses which can be played almost every day of the year. It is no wonder that the Tri-Cities are becoming a top vacation destination in Washington state. A great vacation starts with a great place to stay. The Columbia Point area is a nice central location with a marina, walking trails, restaurants and lodging. You can even catch a dinner cruise. The Courtyard Marriott is business oriented during the week and more family friendly on the weekends. An indoor heated pool and on-site bicycle rentals make this a perfect family destination. The wine-themed Lodge at Columbia Point is a more upscale experience and conducive to a couple’s getaway. Step up to a Grand Cru Riverfront King Premium and enjoy a custom, architect-designed room with an incredible view of the Columbia River. A walk-in shower, soaking tub and gas fireplace add to the luxury. Both hotels have riverfront views and are on the Richland Riverfront Trail. It is easy walking distance to restaurants, and the upscale Columbia Point Golf Club is close by. After checking into your hotel, stroll down the trail along the cove to LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen. The restaurant is family owned, farm to table, with a made-from-scratch kitchen. The owner’s family has owned the Easterday Farms since 1958. Most of the food in the restaurant is sourced from their farm to include the beef and pork as well as potatoes and onions. Fresh produce is also sourced from local farmers. LU LU provides homemade simple food. They have 12 beers on tap, more
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than 80 local wines and are famed for their craft cocktails. After dinner take a stroll on the Richland Riverfront Trail and watch the red, yellow and pink hues of the sunset. It is truly breathtaking. Turn in early as your next day begins promptly in the morning. Today you will tour the B Reactor National Historic Landmark, which was part of the Hanford Unit of the Manhattan Project. The tours are free of charge but you must register online to reserve your space. B Reactor tours begin at 9am on Saturdays and depart from the Interim Visitor Center. Plan for four hours which includes a short video and introduction at the visitor center, travel to and from the B Reactor and time at the site. The reactor was the world’s first full-scale plutonium production reactor. It produced the plutonium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. The ride to the Hanford Site is quiet and remote. There is an eerie feeling when you step off the bus and enter the reactor. Once inside, after a briefing, you have the run of the place. There are many interesting artifacts, and the reactor itself with the rows and rows of fuel cells is a dramatic structure. It is a very interesting experience. After the bus drops you off at the visitor center, head over to the Atomic
Ale Brewpub & Eatery for lunch. It was founded by owner Aaron Burks in 1997 with an atomic theme that highlights the history of the Hanford Site and honors the workers who flooded to the area in 1944 to work at the plant. The first wood-fired oven in the Tri-Cities still kicks out delicious pizzas with the distinctive crispy crust of a wood-fired pizza. The menu is a good complement to the hand-crafted ales Atomic Ale is known for. Make sure to check out the glowing “atomic rod” and the radioactive warning sign. It’s a fun photo op. After lunch, plan to take an intro to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) class with Northwest Paddleboarding. This fun class will teach you the basics you need to enjoy this trending sport. It is surprisingly easy to learn, and the boards provide a much steadier base than you would expect—so sturdy in fact that the company offers yoga classes on the boards. If you have younger children and at least three people, you can reserve a private Intro to SUP class. Children must be at least 6 years of age to take the class. It is held at Two Rivers Park in a lagoon off the Columbia River. For dinner, head over to Tulip Lane to Tagaris Winery and Taverna Tagaris. This is a more upscale dinner experience, but the lovely outdoor
IF YOU GO! WHERE TO STAY Courtyard Richland Columbia Point Marriott.com The Lodge at Columbia Point LodgeAtColumbiaPoint.com
WHERE TO EAT LU LU’s Craft Bar + Kitchen LULUCraftBar.com Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery AtomicAleBrewPub.com Tagaris Winery and Taverna Tagaris TagarisWines.com The Spudnut Shop SpudnutShop.com
THINGS TO DO The B Reactor National Historic Landmark ManhattanProjectBReactor.Hanford.gov Northwest Paddleboarding NorthwestPaddleboarding.com REACH Museum VisitTheReach.org
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seating area with a large fountain is also very kid friendly. They can get up from the table and there is plenty of room to explore the large patio and artwork. The menu has a large variety, and you can make a meal out of a selection of Tapas. In addition to wine there are some great craft cocktails. In the morning, head over to the Uptown Shopping Center, which was created by the Atomic Energy Commission and opened in 1949. The shops will be closed but the center has a vintage feel with lots of artwork and is worth a drive by. You are here to visit The Spudnut Shop. It is Richland’s oldest coffee shop and home of the world-famous Spudnut, which is a doughnut made out of potato flour. There is a reason these Spudnuts are so famous. They are light, puffy and slightly sweet and oh so good. This is where the locals hang out. The shop has been featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped” and the Travel Channel special “Donut Paradise.”
For your last activity before heading home, visit the REACH Museum. This bright, airy museum’s focus is the natural and cultural history of the reach of the Columbia River and greater Columbia Basin. The exhibit on the Manhattan Project adds additional information and exhibits not seen at the Manhattan Project National Park. The section on the Ice Age Floods is very interesting and shows the great effects these floods had on the area. Make sure to step outside to see the vintage trailer and enjoy the views of the Columbia River. It is easy to see why the Tri-Cities are a top vacation destination in Washington state. After one visit you are sure to return. The friendly locals are welcoming, and there is too much to see and do in just one weekend. For more information on the area, go online to VisitTri-Cities. com. The official Tri-Cities website has everything you need to know to plan a fun getaway. Make sure to check out local events like Food Truck Fridays or the Columbia Cup Boat Race weekend.
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Frozen Mint Moscow Mules with Honey Ginger Syrup RECIPE COURTESY OF THE CULINARY STONE. PHOTO BY MARINA GUNN SERVES 4 - 6
Ingredients: For the honey ginger syrup: • 1 cup water • 1/2 cup honey • 2 tbsp. freshly grated ginger For the Moscow mule: • 12 oz. chilled vodka • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice • 3 sprigs of chopped mint • 1/3 cup ginger syrup (above) • 2 cups cold ginger beer
Method: • In a small saucepan, whisk together water, honey and ginger. Bring to a simmer and stir until combined. • Remove the syrup from heat, pour into a small bowl and allow to cool in the fridge. Once needed, strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve so it’s a smooth syrup. • In a blender, combine vodka, lime juice, mint, ginger syrup, beer and ice. Pulse until frothy and combined. Be careful about the fizzy soda and blending too quickly! • Serve with mint and enjoy!
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By Jillian Chandler
Every Neighborhood Should be So Lucky Any local will tell you Moon Time is a very casual, comfortable place to hang out. It’s like its own community. There are customers who have been going there for more than 20 years who are still seeing the same staff who has been working there nearly or just as long. Friends and owners John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen have seen to it, since day one, that Moon Time gives their guests consistency. Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with excellent service and a familiar face has always been their goal. Guests get what they have come to expect. The menu, from the start, has featured unique and upscale pub food bringing a variety of items from many different cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the food. With Moon Time being a neighborhood favorite for Coeur d’Alene diners, John and Brad decided to bring a similar concept to the Hayden community and opened The Porch Public House in 2003. The Porch features many similar menu items to Moon Time, with some that are distinct to its locale. One big difference is that it offers a full bar and cocktails. At The Porch, the values are consistent with those implemented at Moon Time. The owners and staff have a relationship built on mutual respect and friendship. Their motto? Every neighborhood should be so lucky. And the Coeur d’Alene and Hayden community most certainly are.
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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT AND TAP HOUSE American fare with a twist. Ribs (pork or bison) smoked in house. Unique burger menu featuring burgers made from ground top sirloin, topped with pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or jalapenos. 32 beers on tap to enjoy while watching the game on one of their 24, 4K TVs.
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CALYPSOS COFFEE At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!
116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com
MAX AT MIRABEAU All summer long, enjoy a meal at MAX at Mirabeau on their 50-seat outdoor patio, where they’ve created a dining oasis with hanging flowers, plants and trees. You’ll be treated to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning 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. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered until close. Open daily at 6am. Photo by Keith Boe.
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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden 208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com
MOON TIME Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pubstyle 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. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music featuring national and local artists. For more information including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to visit their website. Photo by Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
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A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish and lobster.
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NATE’S NEW YORK PIZZA Authentic New York-style Pizzeria in Post Falls. They serve up the biggest pies in town including the famous 36” pizza challenge. Stop by on Wednesdays for an 18” pepperoni pizza for just $17 and select bottled beers are only $1.50! Don’t forget to try some of the best hot wings and stromboli in town. Stay and enjoy a beverage of choice or call ahead and take your pizza to go.
920 N. Hwy 41 | Post Falls 208.773.6697 | NatesNYPizza.com
FORTY-ONE SOUTH A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year round. Reservations recommended.
(208) 265-2001 ShogaSushi.com
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle 208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com
Open Wed-Sun Nights
SHOGA SUSHI BAR Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful waterfront and spectacular sunset views.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle 208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
MOONDOLLARS BISTRO Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers, accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio and full bar there is always something to keep customers coming back for more.
609 N. Syringa St. | Post Falls | 208.777.7040 5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum 208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com
ANGELO’S RISTORANTE “There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine. Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR 2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4-10pm.
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene 208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
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JUNIOR’S BBQ Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests are treated to big and bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in, take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed, and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad. Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.
Hayden | 85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. JuniorsBarbecue.com
TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS Tim’s Special Cut Meats is 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, with an extensive line of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and wild game processing are also available. Post Falls | 525 N Graffiti St.
208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats TimsSpecialCutMeats.com
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CRAVE! 2018 So much to taste! By Colin Anderson
It’s a food celebration like no other, and you can sample from all the best regional chef’s at the second annual CRAVE! Food and Drink Celebration in the Spokane Valley. Head chefs from all the best restaurants in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho will be cooking along others from as far away as San Francisco, Atlanta, Portland and Chicago, each bringing their creativity to a daily theme. CRAVE! is the brainchild of local restaurateur Adam Hegsted, owner of several area restaurants including the recently opened Incrediburger and Eggs in Spokane and Honey Eatery and Social Club in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Using his widespread connections, Hegsted is able to gather an incredibly talented group in celebration of all things food. CRAVE! runs Thursday, July 12, through Sunday, July 15, at the CenterPlace Events Center in Spokane Valley. You can purchase tickets to a single event, multiple events or even a VIP package that allows you access to all events, tastings and post-event parties. Thursday night kicks off with the Seafood Bash as dozens of chefs will be presenting their unique takes on fish, shellfish, prawns and more. Friday’s theme is ‘Foods from around the World,’ allowing you the opportunity to taste iconic dishes and street foods from the far reaches of the globe. Saturday and Sunday offer Grand Tasting events, barbecue and a family friendly Sunday brunch. With the exception of Sunday brunch, all events are 21 and older. Admission includes unlimited tastes as well as drink samples from local regional
HIGHLIGHT EVENT brewers, winemakers, distillers and coffee roasters. There is live music and also cooking demonstrations from world-class chefs. Tickets can be purchased in advance, and you can find a complete calendar of events at CraveNW.com. Whether you choose one event or make it an entire weekend, your palate will thank you.
6th Annual Wine, Women and Shoes
Benefiting Idaho Youth Ranch in Coeur d’Alene, Wine, Women and Shoes is a fun girls night out, 6 to 9pm at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, and includes premium wine tasting, a walk-around designer marketplace,raffles, live auctions and showstopping entertainment. This smart, sophisticated event is a few fabulous hours of fundraising and networking. Find out more on Facebook.
SizzleSupperClubSpeakeasy 4th Annual Gizmotion What’s the password, Mac? Don’t miss out on the Secret Password Speakeasy Cocktail Party coming to Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene Friday, July 6, at 6pm. Stay tuned to Sizzle for details, location and secret password for entry. This fun night will also feature a fusion swing band and period-dressed costumed models. NorthwestSizzle.com
Outrageous vehicles and awesome creations come to Coeur d’Alene City Park 11:30am to 4pm with people-powered vehicles, kinetic art and family fun. This free family event is a celebration of creativity and innovation. Bling your bike and be part of the celebration and Kinetic Vehicle Parade! There will also be hands-on activities and live music. Gizmo-CdA.org
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FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT
SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON AT Q’EMLIN STATE PARK CDALivingLocal.com
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL AT THE KROC
CHARITY NIGHT FOR CASA AT COSMIC COWBOY GRILL
2nd Annual Brew Fest
Soccer Camp 2018
Quench your thirst with fine craft brews at the Downtown Coeur d’Alene Brew Fest. The festival will be held in McEuen Park 2 to 8pm and feature a wide variety of 30 beers and ciders, a great selection of food, a DJ and live band! Tickets are $25 for a tasting cup, and six 5oz. beer pours. Extra beer pours will be available for purchase for $2. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. CdADowntown.com
The Vine Church is hosting a four-day Soccer Camp, 10am to noon each day, for children ages 5 through 10 at Broadmoore Park in Hayden. Kids will receive coaching, work on teamwork, a daily Bible lesson, water bottle and jersey, and there will be a special guest appearance from a professional soccer player, too. The cost is $40 for the week ($20 for each additional child from the same family). Preregister online at TheVineIdaho.org/events or call 208.449.2080.
Crave! Food and Drink Celebration
8th Annual Hayden Triathlon
The Inland Northwest’s premier food and drink celebration, Crave, held at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley, is a unique culinary event showcasing the talents of chefs from around the Northwest. Culinary highlights include a grand tasting tent, foods from around the world, seafood bash, fire and smoke fare and Father’s Day brunch. CraveNW.com
This will be an unforgettable farm-to-table chefpresented, handcrafted multi-course meal by award-winning celebrity chef Tony Shields of Left Coast Fusion. Held at Elk Point, attendees will be treated to long tables dripping with flowers, exclusive view of Lake Coeur d’Alene and live chamber music. Tickets for this incredible evening can be purchased online at SizzleSupperClub.com.
From the Ashes This American Smoked and Fired Foods Adventure welcomes nationally recognized pitmasters as they gather at Settlers Creek, 11am to 8pm, to showcase the best of American barbecue. Sample various barbeque styles and accompaniments, discover other ways to smoke and fire up proteins at home at the “application station,” taste regional craft beers and winesand enjoy fun family activities and entertainment throughout the event. Purchase tickets online at FromTheAshesIdaho.com.
Held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, this three-day cultural event is filled with NativeAmerican activities, bringing people together and signifying the spirit of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in celebration of heritage, diversity and culture. View the beauty of these diverse native cultures through their traditional crafts and performances of tribal dancing and music. Admission is just $10 for this incredible event and free for children 12 and younger. Julyamsh.com
NORTH IDAHO FAIR & RODEO
Mid-Summer’s Eve Supper Club Garden Party
BREWFEST 2018 AT SILVER MOUNTAIN
The City of Hayden is proud to host the 8th Annual Hayden Sprint Triathlon, with its 1/2mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and finished off with a 3.1-mile run. The race venue features breathtaking scenery, with a challenging but friendly course. After the race, unwind at beautiful Honeysuckle Beach on Hayden Lake. All proceeds from the race are donated to worthy area charities. HaydenTri.com
Night Under the Stars Join the Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation for a beautiful evening under the stars overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene. Held at Elk Point Estates 5:30 to 9pm, attendees will enjoy dinner, beer garden, wine bar and live music, as well as the chance to bid on incredible items during the silent and live auctions. For ticket information, call 208.557.7371 or email email@example.com.
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JULY 12th-15th at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley For more event details visit
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