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10  Good News

Goodwill: Building a Future

13  Business Spotlight North County Electric

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With summer upon us, the streets are filled with not only local residents enjoying the outdoors, but also tourists who are flocking to the beautiful area we are blessed to call home. We are thrilled to have them here and grateful for the opportunity to share with them just how beautiful and friendly North Idaho is. It is our hope that when walking through the streets, visiting the local businesses and enjoying the amenities our community has to offer, visitors to our community will quickly discover what a unique place Coeur d’Alene truly is. The beautiful lake and the abundance of cultural opportunities make Coeur d’Alene a perfect destination for people seeking to take time to get away and relax. The stories we cover in this magazine are only a glimpse into the good things taking place in the community. Whether it is neighbors helping neighbors, students in our schools who are achieving success in and out of the classroom or informative stories on how to live a healthier lifestyle, Coeur d’Alene Living has something for everyone! We are proudly the number one distributed magazine throughout North Idaho. Living Local is not only enjoyed by our readers, but the businesses that choose to advertise in our publications have also enjoyed great success in sharing information about their goods and services. So whether you are a long time Coeur d’Alene resident or a visitor to our beautiful area, we hope you will enjoy all the “good news” that Coeur d’Alene Living brings to you each month.

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Grab Your Rods...The River’s Dropping!

Article by Mike Beard

Fly FIshing


he last couple of springs, the run-off has pushed far into June past Memorial Day and even to the Fourth of July on some of our local rivers. This year the rivers have started to drop and the snowpack is dwindling in the high country prior to Memorial Day. Many of the mountain passes are open weeks before they were last year, which has increased the early accessibility to these drainages. Fortunately, besides a few days of hot weather, this spring has been very mild which has kept the run-off on steady drop which should help the fishing stay better as we advance into summer. As the cutties finish their spawn and work back down to the main river and their summertime haunts, they put the “feed bag on”. Prime water temperatures and good hatches have these fish eating heavily to replace the weight they lost during their spawning trip. When the water is high during this time, we as fishermen are pretty much left on the sideline wondering. However, that is not the problem this year. Fishermen should be excited not only because they will get out on the rivers a little sooner this year, but when the water is high in June, some of the best bug activity of the year is lost. As the water drops into summer flows, we should get prolonged emergences of some of the most prolific insect hatches of the year. Not only will the better hatches be present, but with more manageable flows this time of year fishermen can take advantage. A freestone river (most if not all of North Idaho Cutthroat Streams) by nature has much less nutrients and aquatic life than other forms of rivers. So much so that sometimes it gives these Westlope Cutthroat a reputation of being stupid and easy to fool. Well, anyone who has ever fished for them in September or October will be able to tell you differently, but for the next month until the river levels drop and really warm weather hits in the end of July and August, these Cutties can live up to their reputation.

Aquatic insects are bugs whose life cycles take place in and around the river. These bugs live under the rocks and the substrate of the river bottom as nymphs and pupae 365 days a year until water temperatures and other factors signal to them it is time to hatch. When fishermen use the dry fly forms of these insects, they are imitating the adult version that have left the river bottom to feed or mate and eventually die. Bottom line is that these bugs are present in different forms throughout the year and provide a base for the fish’s diet. While 85% of a fish’s diet occurs underwater, it is the times during the year that the adult insects emerge that get the most fishermen excited. As fishermen we relate the bug activity to the calendar year, when the biggest indicator of bug activity is the water temperature. Insects that will be hatching this next month include the western green drakes, golden stoneflies, salmonflies, yellow sallies, brown drakes, caddis, pale morning duns and blue wings olives. Many of these flies are the biggest of their species of the year which can really get the fish into a feeding frenzy. While matching the hatch with a fly that is the same size and color is effective, general attractor flies can also be used to imitate a number of different insect species. Stimulators, adams, parachute adams, chernobyls and pmx in different colors and sizes can also be effective for cutthroat that have not gotten that selective or are not keyed on one specific fly. Another important aspect of a freestone river is that the majority of the water flow comes from snow melt throughout the year. While most of the North Idaho rivers have a few springs feeding the system, when there is less snow pack in the mountains, the river levels can run low with high water temperature by August. The last couple of summers that late season fishing has been the best, however every year is different and this summer is shaping up to be great at the beginning. So load up on your favorite dry fly patterns for your favorite fishing stream and go have some fun for a few days!



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It only takes a moment. Tires screech. Metal crunches and crumples. Glass shatters. Through a fog, the eerie silence is broken by sobs and wails. And in that moment, a family’s dreams are shattered. That is what happened to the Christman family in the fall of 1980. It was a normal day. The two oldest boys were chattering and babbling away as usual in the back seat, and 4-month old Chad sat comfortably on mom’s lap in the front seat, burbling away at the scenery and the noises of his brothers. But in an instant their lives changed in a collision that left more than just the car shattered. Four month old Chad was thrown through the passenger’s window, and was found pinned under the vehicle’s tire. Chad’s optic nerve was bruised, leaving him temporarily blind. Several ribs were broken, and numerous internal injuries threatened his life. Doctors did not expect him to live, but worked feverishly to keep him alive. But his mom had hope. Dreams of watching Chad walk and run with his brothers were shattered with the news that Chad was paralyzed by an injury to his spine. Many times, Chad’s mom Kathy was told to prepare for the worst; that her son would not live a long life, let alone a full or independent life. Amazingly, little Chad continued to smile, and his mom continued to hope. Over the course of years, Chad’s family would be told over and over that Chad would never succeed in school or in life. A medical rehab consultant told Kathy that Chad had a brain injury, so he could not learn. They were told he would never get his driver’s license. He would never graduate from high school. Specialists suggested he be placed in a special care home. Kathy was told that Chad would never achieve high school, let alone graduate. But Chad’s mom knew different. She knew the grit, determination, independent spirit and ability that lived within her son. And Chad proved them all wrong.

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same things that his brothers and friends enjoyed. Camping; bicycling where he rode along on his hand-pedal bike; skate boarding, riding the rails on his wheelchair; and competing in Bloomsday on his hand-bike. Chad marched in multiple parades with the Shadle Park High School Band as part of the percussion section. He graduated from high school. But there was still more to achieve. Chad wanted more. And so began his relationship with Goodwill. Chad initially started with a Vocational Assessment, and began working in production, bagging the plethora of toys that are donated to Goodwill each day. Chad expressed his interest in technology, and was soon given the opportunity to work in the processing and repair of computers and electronics that were donated to Goodwill. “When he first came to Goodwill, Chad had never worked before. But from day one, he expressed an interest in working with computers,” recalls Michele Harris, Director of Workforce & Family Services for Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest. Chad was given the opportunity to do some vocational assessment tasks in the computer area, and he loved it. Chad pursued and completed training for A Plus and Net Plus certification, which would make him more proficient and competitive in the IT field. When a position became available in the IT department, Chad talked to his job coach, and she referred him to apply for the position. Chad was hired as IT Administrator for Goodwill in 2005. “Chad is such an integral part of our staff here at Goodwill,” says Heather Alexander, Director of Marketing and Fund Development. “Our IT department keeps us functioning. When we have a computer issue, Chad and his coworkers are the ones we call.” Chad is known to go out of his way to help coworkers, even helping them off the clock with their own personal computer and technology challenges at home. When Chad is not at work or helping friends, he can often be found out in the woods with his

friends, four-wheeling and camping, taking photos, shooting video, or at home tinkering with his latest electronic project. “Chad’s story is a fundamental transformation from student to teacher,” says Clark Brekke, CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest. “That, in itself, is an embodiment of Edgar J. Helms’ [founder of Goodwill] vision of helping people help themselves, and ultimately helping others.”


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“I could not be more proud of him,” says Kathy, sitting on the porch of the home Chad recently purchased for himself and his parents in Marshall, Washington. “He has succeeded a lot! From where he was, and where people said he would be, he has shown them all what he CAN do.”

“I’m proud,” says Chad. “I am on the right road, I am being successful, and I’m headed toward where I need to be.” Chad is an inspiring example of the work Goodwill Industries has been doing since it was founded by Edgar J. Helms in 1906. The mission of Goodwill is to help individuals overcome challenges and barriers and build independence. “We want people to experience the feeling of ‘I CAN,’ rather than the defeat of constantly being told ‘You can’t.’ And when we see these stories of success, it’s amazing. It’s inspiring.”

NORTH IDAHO DONATION LOCATIONS Coeur d’Alene Goodwill Store 1212 North Fourth Street Hayden Donor Service Center U.S. Highway 95 and Hayden Road Post Falls Goodwill Store 317 East Seltice Way Ponderay Goodwill Store 204 Larkspur Street Rathdrum Donor Service Center 15827 North Westwood Drive For information on other Donation Centers and Stores operated by Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest, please visit us online at: June 2013 | Coeur d’Alene Living Local   11


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hree million jobs.

That is the number supporters of the “Buy America” movement calculate could be created here at home if every U.S. household simply reallocated just 5 percent of its annual spending to products made on our soil. This begs the question: Given all the horror stories about shoddy foreign goods -including Chinese drywall that so sickened homeowners across the nation that Congress just banned its importation -- why aren’t more companies trumpeting their “Made in the U.S.A.” bona fides following a new study that would seem to show the movement’s potential appeal at or above Lady Gaga levels? Patriotism is a strong consideration among U.S. consumers, the Boston Consulting Group found, with 93 percent of those surveyed saying they would pay more for U.S.-made goods in order to keep jobs here. In fact, based on quality concerns alone, even some 60 percent of Chinese consumers in that same study said they would pay more for products made in the U.S.

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The problem is that outsourcing is now so prevalent in U.S. supply chains, that consumers almost need forensic analysts to tell which companies offer American-made products. Among the names that have passed what we’ll call The C.S.I. Test: • GAF, North America’s largest roofing

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manufacturer, based in Wayne, N.J. ( • Nashville’s Gibson Guitar Co. • Wilson Footballs, based in Ada, Ohio • Victory Motorcycles, based in Spirit Lake, Iowa “Not only is it a point of pride for us to manufacture in the U.S., it ensures that our Lifetime Roofing System meets the absolute highest quality standards,” says Bob Tafaro, president and CEO of GAF, which has more than 3,300 employees in 25 plants across the nation. On the other hand, in what has to rank as one of the more infuriating moments in U.S. history, Ralph Lauren -- as “iconic” an American brand as it gets -- was threatened with boycotts last year when it turned out the uniforms it provided for our Olympic team were actually made in ... you guessed it, China. All of that has led to a proliferation of web sites devoted to identifying trueblue American firms. One of the latest,, which was started by a father-and-son building team in Bozeman, Mont., urges building industry professionals to “Take the Five Percent Pledge” -- that is, use 5 percent more madein-America products -- and includes a (todate) short list of companies, including GAF, committed to manufacturing building products right here at home.


North County Electric By Patty Hutchens


or over 25 years Sean and Lauren Behm worked in the fast paced city of Los Angeles. Eager to lead a healthier lifestyle, the couple searched for a new place to call home. With family already living in North Idaho, they decided it would be the perfect place to relocate. “The natural beauty of the area with the abundant outdoor activities won us over,” said Lauren. They moved in 2008 and opened North County Electric in January 2009. A family run business, Lauren owns North County Electric offering a unique perspective to what is typically thought of as a male dominated field. Sean, a master certified electrician, has over 25 years of experience and is one of the few electrical contractors who is also certified as a green builder; a specialty an increasing number of clients are requiring of their contractors. In Los Angeles, Sean managed large crews on expansive commercial and industrial projects. His goal is to provide value engineering to all clients and develop leaders within North County Electric from the ground up. Lauren has over 30 years of experience in marketing and sales. Her professionalism and dedication are part of what makes North County Electric successful. She oversees employee development, human resources, social media, accounting and sales. North County Electric provides a vast array of services including electrical service, repair, new construction, remodels, generators, home automation and lighting systems. The company services residential, commercial as well as industrial clients. True to its name, North County Electric has a presence throughout North Idaho. With employees living and raising their families in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Post Falls, North County Electric has expanded its service to those areas as well as to the Spokane Valley and looks forward to being an important part of the communities in which they work.

The company works closely with North Idaho builders and general contractors providing exceptional sub-contracting services. “We build relationships with our clients, architects and real estate professionals through credibility and honesty,” said Lauren, adding that her company also provides lighting design and is a retail lighting specialist. The couple has two children. Their daughter attends Sandpoint High School and is involved in dance in the community. Their son lives in Los Angeles where he is a high-end camera technician for the movie and television industry. Sean and Lauren enjoy skiing, boating, biking and hiking as well as music – especially the Festival at Sandpoint. They support youth athletics as a sponsor of Little League, and are an important participant in community building projects including Habitat for Humanity. In the four plus years since opening, North County Electric has been successful in growing their company. In addition to their loyal clientele and referrals, they attribute much of their growing success to the business mentorship and leadership of North Idaho College. “Our business coach that we meet with monthly, Mike Wells, has become a great friend and mentor to us,” said Lauren adding that she and Sean also attended the Leadership Class with Bill Jhung, the director of the Idaho Small Business Development Center. North County Electric is currently accepting all electrical bidding opportunities and looks forward to forging excellent working relationships with all their clients. Members: NIBCA (North Idaho Building Contractors Association), Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce / Women in Business, PBCA (Panhandle Building Contractors Association), IBCA (Idaho Building Contractors Association) and the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders).

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Northwest Supply Company Northwest Supply Company

Northwest Supply Company is open to the general public and intends to be a one-stop source for cleaning chemicals, equipment, green cleaners, and janitorial supplies. NWSC stocks a complete line of chemicals, equipment, and cleaning and paper supplies including tools, vacuums, and more. Dan is pleased to help his customers upgrade their equipment or find the right product for the job. Coeur d’Alene—4951 Building Center Drive, Suite 108 208.665.5512

Trickster’s Brewing Company

Trickster’s owner Matt Morrow brings years of brewing experience to his new Coeur d’Alene brew house and is excited to release his new brews on a thirsty public. Stop by the taproom and try Cougar Bay Blonde, Bear Trap Brown, Coyote Morning IPA, or the aptly named Inspector Stonewall Amber Ale. There will also be a variety of seasonal offerings available throughout the year. Taproom hours are 11am 7pm. For events, special releases and more visit or check them out on Facebook. Coeur d’Alene—3850 North Schreiber

Orvis Northwest Outfitters

Orvis Northwest Outfitters - Our region is flush with rivers and streams that produce world class fly fishing, so let the local experts guide you to all the best spots! Northwest Outfitters is a full service fly shop that offers guided trips from the area’s most knowledgeable and friendly guides. Pick up a new rod, flies, waders, and any other gear you’ll need or just pop in and ask Mike or Pat what the fish are biting on. The staff at Northwest Outfitters are great teachers and truly enjoy helping others develop the passion for fishing that they have. Northwest Outfitters has the gear and knowledge that will help you land whatever catch you’re after. Conveniently located in the Riverstone Shopping Center. Coeur d’Alene—2171 North Main Street 208.667.2707—

Rocky’s Body Shop & Towing, Inc.

For over 20 years Rocky’s Body Shop has set the standard for honesty with excellence in craftmanship in North Idaho. Whether it’s a scratch or major body repair, you can count on Rocky’s to make your car or truck look like new. You can have complete confidence from the initial estimate to the final completion of the work that Rocky’s will provide you with the best customer service and highest standards of workmanship. Look for Rocky’s second location on the corner of 95 and Dakota. Rocky’s also provides 24 hour towing. Coeur d’Alene — Corner of US 95 & Dakota 208.762.BODY (2639)

Tim’s Special Cut Meats Tim

We are a truly unique store dealing with the finest junk and most unique collectibles. The fresh finds at Paris will make you the envy of your friends and neighbors, all at great prices. Open daily. Featuring antiques, furniture, home decor, gifts, junk, & nostalgia items! Come see for yourself at either of our two locations! Coeur d’Alene—823 & 1815 North 4th Street 208.659.3121

Looking for that perfect old fashioned butcher shop? Then look no further than Tim’s Specialty Cut Meats. Tim and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho his friendly staff are always ready to help you pick out that ideal roast, prime steak or fryer, cut to whatever size you’re looking for. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats and can also handle custom orders. Featuring an extensive line of house made products from pickled garlic to specialty sauces, marinades, rubs, and salsas. Mobile butchering and wild game processing also available. Coeur d’Alene—7397 North Government Way 208.772.3327 pecial Cut M ’s S

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Bitterroot Mercantile

A short drive over the hill to Kellogg and you’ll have the opportunity to visit this unique store and experience an old fashioned way of shopping. Here you will find an incredibly unique selection of antiques, gifts, accent pieces, and items you simply can’t find anywhere else. Family owned and operated, Bitterroot Mercantile offers something for everyone. Inventory is always changing so stop by again to check out what’s new! Kellogg—117 McKinley 208.783.5491

Jason Duchow Photography

I am a local photographer serving communities surrounding Coeur d’Alene, Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint and Priest River as well as the communities of Eastern Washington, including Spokane. I specialize in Weddings, Event and Sport Photography, and Portraits. I also shoot a whole variety of sports, providing freelance photography for the Bonners Ferry Herald, the Priest River times, the Bonner County Daily Bee, the Coeur d’Alene Press, the Newport Miner and You can view my portfolio at You can contact me by phone at 208.290.5810 or email me at

Lundin’s Violins

A hand selection of fine violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins and music supply! Family owned since 1971, owner and repair specialist Arvid Lundin. Specializing in high-end stringed instrument sales, repair and appraisal. Now servicing and repairing fretted instruments. Hours are Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Please call for an appointment on Saturdays. Find us on Facebook! Coeur d’Alene—3202 North 4th Street 208.665.7074


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ith years of experience in the automotive field, I find one common complaint among customers with A/C issues. Nobody seems to be able to get an A/C service that lasts. Why? There are many theories, but I believe the answer lies in the high tech modern A/C equipment that technicians use. Previously an experienced A/C tech would use pumps, scales, tanks, and gauges to service your A/C. This required having a clear understanding of how your A/C system works, and what can be going wrong. With advances in modern technology, the technician now rolls a machine up to the car and presses “start”. A half hour later the system is serviced. Although this is great technology, it has essentially dumbed down the technician leaving the customer’s best interest in the wake. What is an A/C Service? Your car’s air conditioning system is charged with a chemical called refrigerant, also known as Freon. Without the proper amount of refrigerant, your car will be unable to provide any cooling. The most common problem is refrigerant leaking out of the system. The normal A/C service involves removing any existing refrigerant from the system, then applying deep vacuum to the system to remove moisture and air from where the refrigerant flows. The system is then refilled with the proper amount of refrigerant. What goes wrong? Leaks are the most common A/C problem and often the hardest problem to find. Many people have their systems serviced every spring. Not only is this a sign of a problem with the system, it is causing hazardous refrigerant to leak in to the atmosphere. Detecting these leaks requires patience, skill, and certain techniques. When checking for a leak, I add an ultra-violet dye to the system. I then use a black light to illuminate the dye. This works more accurately than nearly all other methods of leak detection. Often it requires the customer to return after some time has passed to allow the dye to leak out. This allows me to find leaks, repair them, and leave my customer with an A/C service that actually lasts them for years to come.

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Many other A/C problems exist. Most modern A/C systems are computer controlled. There are switches, sensors, relays, and modules that can malfunction. Additionally the mechanical components such as compressors, condensers, and evaporators can fail. These are all things that I have encountered. I am equipped to diagnose even the toughest A/C complications.

Why is A/C repair so expensive? A/C service requires expensive equipment to properly handle refrigerant. Additionally any time the system needs repairs or service the refrigerant must be recovered and recharged which is a time consuming and costly process. Other expensive repairs can occur when one A/C component, such as a compressor, has a failure causing severe damage to the entire system. This means that a huge number of expensive components will need to be replaced to get the system working again. It is not uncommon for a badly damaged A/C system to require more than $1000 to repair. At Hayden Independent Auto Service I understand this is more than most people are willing to pay for A/C, and I can usually offer repair prices at a much lower rate than the competition. Keep in mind that not all A/C repairs are expensive. It is always worth bringing the car in for a service to find out exactly what is wrong. It may be something as simple as a blown fuse or leaking O-ring. You will never know until you have it checked by a professional.

The Inflatable Pontoon Boat An Incredible Boating Value

Article by Dan Howard


f you fish from shore, I am sure you share a desire to someday fish from a boat. The fishing opportunities open up dramatically when you have a boat. Shore anglers are restricted to public access areas which seem harder to find these days. Boats allow dramatically increased access enhancing your fishing experience. For many anglers a boat just does not fit into the family budget. If this is your situation, I would highly recommend you check out the inflatable pontoon boat. This boat can be purchased for as little as $250 and offer the angler an incredible value for the money. Unlike the inflatable boats that were available when I grew up, the pontoon boat is designed for the fisherman. There are numerous features that should interest the modern day angler. The boats are lightweight so they can be carried short distances with relatively little effort. Short distance portages or carrying the boat from your transport vehicle to the water is relatively easy.  Most anglers prefer to maintain the boat in the assembled configuration rather than deflating and disassembling it after each use. Transporting the boat assembled will require some sort of transport vehicle. The boat usually will fit in the back of a pickup or on a small utility trailer, so if you already have either of these items, transporting the boat to the water will not require added expense.   I have two of these boats and hang both of them from the ceiling of my garage. I keep them in the assembled configuration with the tubes slightly deflated to accommodate temperature changes. I can easily drop the boat into my pickup and off to the water I go. When I return home, I simply lift the boat to the hooks on the ceiling and it is stored once again. Most models have some sort of an anchoring system. The model I have is fully rigged with an automated system. The anchor controls are right in front of me and easy to use with the anchor rope routed through the frame to the rear where the anchor is located. A slight tug releases the anchor, and I simply replace the rope into the cleat once anchored. I don’t have to carry a heavy anchor with me. The system uses a bag that you fill with rocks. Genius! Pontoon boats use oars as a system of propulsion and some are fitted with a small transom for mounting an electric motor. These systems require a robust and well designed frame. A well designed frame offers flexibility in oarlock and transom placement. The ability to move the transom from one side of the boat to the other accommodates both left and right handed anglers. Moving the oarlocks forward and back accommodates taller and shorter anglers. Foot rests should also be adjustable to the angler’s height. Look for these features when shopping.

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For the boat to perform well, it needs to be properly inflated. When you put your boat into the water, the water will cool the air in your tubes reducing its volume and pressure thereby reducing the effectiveness of the oar system. Most boats only recommend 2-5lbs of pressure. That is not very much! You will need some sort of manual portable pump on board the boat so that the air pressure can be adjusted. Be careful not to over inflate!   The storage on pontoon boats is abundant. Most models provide more than adequate room for tackle, lunch and other items. Of course, the larger models will provide more storage. If you are planning on taking tents and other camping equipment, you will probably want a larger model. I believe that the pontoon boat was originally designed for fly fishing and these boats are well configured for this. Many come with fly line trays and special locations for storing flies etc. If you are wondering about the durability of these boats, I can tell you that they seldom experience rips, tears or holes of any kind. The capabilities of pontoon boats are really unbelievable, and it is really a great value. Check one out. I believe you will be impressed. June 2013 | Coeur d’Alene Living Local   17


Home Improvement

Quinn Essentials The Art of Color By Angela Quinn


ith a new spring, we are seeing many amazing new colors for the home. Colors and tones that make a person feel new and inspired for change. Ignite your imagination with faux finishing, stylish decorating options and various color ideas. These colors show off your new season for spring and summer. Change is inevitable - it wears many different hats. Just as some suggest humans recycle most of their body cells every 7 years, organizations and consumers require a regular renewal of ideas, products and policies to keep pace with the changing markets, needs and wants. Consistent change in the manufacturing and marketing of consumer applications in home décor and the furniture industry is the new “normal”. Everything from bedding, accessories to walls, including color, texture and finish is subject to intense scrutiny. This being said, people find the desire and need to completely change their home and office décor on an average of 5 to 7 years. Change is inevitable; however, slight change, modifications and “new looks” on the path of change can be useful, inspiring and bring a sense of joyous emotion.

showcase clean lines or what the market traditionally calls contemporary. However in any home or office you can incorporate these styles slowly, adding accents in a room that addresses your level of a new and fresh look. Suggestions for a New Season of Look • Color is great for a new coat of paint, however just a slight bit of color can give a sense of change and brighten up any area without being dramatic. • Area rugs, new pillows on a sofa or bed, and window coverings with change of color and texture with nice, fun shapes and textures are best. This delivers a new feeling in the room and pulls from other colors and depth in the décor. • Water features in the summer season

New purchases tend to be more stylish pieces, as a focal point in each room with accents of color through area rugs, candles and the color or textures of wall coverings. Sofas and chairs are exhibiting colors in light green, yellow and pale blue. These styles

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indoors or outdoors are a must! Wall mounted features from companies like Adagio water features offer a spa like environment and provide natural humidity to the home. Visit for more information. • Family and entertainment rooms rank the highest in dollars spent for home décor. This being said, go for it with true comfort. Upgrade your family space with power motion furniture that provides an inviting and relaxing area. Reclining sofas, loveseats and chairs come in a wide variety of styles, colors and material. Another popular family gathering spot, next to the kitchen, is the theater or entertainment room. Décor in this room can be fun and inventive. Look at the new home theater seating arrangements; add storage ottomans for toys, books and warm blankets or to clean up the items in the room and enjoy a well kept area. • Artwork and Accessories - this is an excellent way to give a new look to your rooms. A simple way to begin is to take all the accessories out of each room and start over. You like the accessories you picked out, so keep them, as they can often add a new touch to a fresh room or add a flare to a different room. Often staging

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Aloe SW 6464 a home as new and keeping items you have liked in the past can save money by simply changing items around. This is also a great time to see what you are no longer in love with and help as you shop for additional items to complement the new, inspired look you have just created.

be to check on the return policy as you buy them, take them home and see if they really provide the colors, textures and mood you’re looking to achieve. Remember that lamps not only serve as transformation in your room, but offer the correct lighting levels as well.

• Fresh new scents for your rooms are always a great way to change the mood and feeling in a home or office. Look at spring scents and always think about adding some new floral arrangements to each room. Flowers will pull in the outdoors and give some much needed color to help with spring and summer seasons. New ideas can be the addition of scented candles or diffusers with essential oils. These often make an excellent accent and provide color as well as scent to blend with the room’s mood.

In summary, just go and try a touch of paint on one wall or all four, add some new items, colors and styles and see what you like and what makes you feel as if you’re on the path to happiness in your home and office. These are just a few quick tips and ideas for you to try for the change of the season. Enjoy and embrace the spring and summer with sun and color!

• Lighting from lamps is a single item that will change all the rooms dramatically. Just by adding a new shade on the existing lamp or new lighting to replace the old, you can give a feeling of brightness and dramatically change the mood in any room. From the new colors, styles and sizes, you will see a change with lighting. Suggestions would


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Nate’s New York Pizza

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You’ll never leave hungry at this authentic New York style Pizzeria in Post Falls. Nate’s serves up the biggest pies in town including the famous 36” pizza challenge. Stop by on Wednesdays when an 18” pepperoni pizza is just $15, and don’t forget to try some of the best hot wings in town. Stay and enjoy a glass of wine, mixed drink, or regional craft beer on tap or call ahead and take your pizza to go. 920 North Hwy 41 Post Falls, Idaho 83854 208.773.6697


At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast onsite, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They display artwork from local artists, offer free wifi, have a play area for the kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals! 116 East Lakeside Avenue Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 208.665.0591




Coeur d’Alene Cellars is celebrating their 10th year of making some of the best local wines. The winery creates 3000 cases of wine each year right here in Coeur d’Alene. Wine tastings, live music, appetizers, & more can be found at the winery’s swanky wine bar, Barrel Room No. 6. Visit the website for a listing of upcoming events. 3890 North Schreiber Way Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 208.664.2336

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an extensive menu of American cuisine with an impressive wine list. Featuring a full service bar and beautiful views of Lake Pend Oreille. 56 Bridge Street Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 208.255.7558

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Fisherman’s Market is a local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly staff, unbeatable atmosphere, and phenomenal food. Voted Best Seafood for 2012 in North ID. Their menu includes salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish & chips, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish and lobster. 215 West Kathleen Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 208.664.4800

Fu-Ki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi bar in Post Falls, Idaho is well-known for our creative & delicious selection of Sushi, Teppanyaki style cooking and fine cuisine. Open 7 days a week. Lyoness Member. 1500 East Seltice Way Post Falls, Idaho 83854 208.457.7077

Forty-One South brings sushi back to Sandpoint. Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine. Beautiful, waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Open in the evenings Wednesday-Sunday. 41 Lakeshore Drive Sagle, Idaho 83860 208.265.2001

If you’re looking for a healthy, fresh made lunch for under $6, you have to check out Ricardo’s Baja Tacos! They serve up authentic Mexican favorites made from scratch each day. An excellent selection of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more all come with homemade salsa and guacamole. Stop by on Taco Tuesday where if you buy 3 tacos, the fourth is free! Now serving fish tacos and burritos. 504 East Seltice Way Post Falls, Idaho 208.620.0132

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Summer Recipes Take Center Stage


t's that time of the year again - time to dust off the barbecue and gather the family together to celebrate summer! As happy as you are to kick off the grilling season, that same old barbecue sauce is eventually going to wear out its welcome. If you're tired of traditional sauces every summer, try looking for new inspiration. Add a twist to your grilling favorites with an unlikely recipe helper: California Raisins. Raisins add a deliciously sweet zip to savory relishes and homemade sauces, and as an added bonus, all the flavor that California Raisins bring to your recipe is even better because the fruit is fat- and cholesterol-free, as well as naturally low in sodium. This grilling sauce recipe is sure to add refreshing flavor to any summer favorite:


ooked, raw or frozen, blackberries and raspberries seem like miracle foods. No, they can't cure every ailment, but with a high fiber content, vitamin C and plenty of antioxidants, berries certainly give a person that healthy glow. Need a cooling summer breakfast? Raspberry or blackberry smoothies containing vanilla yogurt, melon and honey always prove popular. Want a snack after lunch? Freeze leftover smoothies into healthy, wallet-friendly popsicles. Cooks can use berries in meals both sweet and savory. Adding berries to pancake batter or cereal is always quick and easy, but berries' fresh flavors can also inspire endless creativity.

CALIFORNIA RAISIN CHIPOTLE GRILLING SAUCE Start to finish: 40 minutes Servings: 24 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons 1 cup prepared barbecue sauce 1 1/2 cups California Raisins 1 cup husked and chopped tomatillos 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup chopped onions 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 to 2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo, minced, and sauce, to taste. Combine ingredients in small saucepan; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool. Then, puree in blender or food processor. The sauce is tops on chicken or ribs or even as a zesty dressing for juicy burgers! For more summer recipe ideas, visit

Raspberries and blackberries certainly boost one summer favorite -; the ice cream soda. Homemade and without additives, this summertime treat from the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission feels healthy enough to drink every day. RASPBERRY BLACKBERRY ICE CREAM SODA Servings: 4 24 ounces frozen red raspberries, thawed 1 cup sugar 4 cups seltzer water 1 1/2 cups fresh or 12 ounces thawed frozen blackberries 1 pint vanilla ice cream Puree thawed raspberries in a blender. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the seeds to make about two cups of puree. Mix the puree, sugar and seltzer water in a large pitcher. Place several small scoops of vanilla ice cream in tall glasses and add a handful of blackberries. Fill to the top with raspberry soda. For more recipes and nutrition information on fresh and frozen berries, go to

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Summer Grilling Low and Slow

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he cold of winter and the wind and showers of spring are behind us making it prime time to get outside and fire up the grill. While it’s most common to grill steaks, burgers, and hotdogs, pretty much anything can be grilled - from fruits and veggies to homemade pizzas. In our fast food, microwave ready society, we’re accustomed to getting our food quickly, but when it comes to the grill it’s almost always better to slow down and take your time.

in conversation (which is what a BBQ is for!) or need to make a quick run to the cooler, you won’t accidently overcook your meal.

By cranking up the heat, you can cook your hamburgers in just a couple of minutes, but you’re also burning up much of the flavor. By setting your grill on low heat, the meat cooks slowly and evenly. You can tell when a burger is ready to flip once the juice has risen up across the whole patty. Remember to try and only flip the burgers once, as the more you flip them the more juice escapes, and the drier the meat will be when it reaches your plate.

longer you give the ribs, the more tender the meat will be. Your ribs will be edible in a couple of hours, but you’ll be tearing the meat from the bone. If you have the patience to wait a good 7 to 8 hours, the meat will fall right off and you’ll be a happy camper.

Another benefit to cooking low and slow is maximum control over the temperature of the meat. If you are cooking for several people and some like a steak rare while others prefer medium-well, you can simply add the eventually well-done meat first and add the rare steaks later. This method also allows more room for error so if you get caught up

Another summer favorite is a rack of BBQ ribs. This is where low and slow really comes into play. When cooking ribs it’s best to turn the grill up to high and cook them for about 4 minutes per side. This seals the meat and will help retain the flavor as they cook. Then cook low and slow. Generally speaking the

By grilling low and slow, you’re locking in more flavors, having more room for error, and can enjoy conversation while cooking. It’s often hard for us to turn off our “need it now” brains, but here in the northwest we have just a few short months to enjoy the long sunny nights of summer. Plan on dinner a little later this summer and see how much more flavor your meal can have. For more grilling tips and the finest natural cut meats in Coeur d’Alene, visit Tim’s Special Cut Meats at 7397 N. Government Way.

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Pet Pals


Fun Facts About Dogs

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Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting.

Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

Dogs have about 10 vocal sounds.

Dogs do not have an appendix.

There are more than 350 different breeds of dogs worldwide.

Dalmatians are born spotless initially pure white, their spots develop as they age.

Contrary to popular belief, dogs aren’t color blind; they can see shades of blue, yellow, green and gray. The color red registers on a grayscale in a dog’s vision.

Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds up to about nineteen miles per hour when running at full speed.

Using their swiveling ears like radar dishes, experiments have shown that dogs can locate the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second.

Domesticated for more than 10,000 years, the dog was one of the first animals domesticated by humans.

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our pet offers unconditional love, so shouldn’t you do your best to take care of his or her heart?

Cats and dogs can become infected with heartworm from mosquito bites. All cats and dogs are susceptible to heartworm, no matter their age or state of health. It is important to protect your pet regardless of where you live as heartworm disease has been found in every state. When an infected mosquito bites a pet, it transmits heartworm larvae, which mature into long adult heartworms that can live in the heart and surrounding vessels for several years. The number of heartworms living within the heart can be astounding; up to 250 heartworms have been found in a single dog. Pets treated for heartworm don’t develop immunity and can be reinfected at any time by another mosquito bite, so prevention after treatment is essential.

as devastating. Currently, no heartworm treatment exists for cats. Fortunately, heartworm disease is completely and easily preventable. Administering an oral monthly heartworm preventative, or having your veterinarian give an injection every six months, will kill immature heartworms before they mature and are able to inflict damage to the pet. Veterinarians suggest pet owners get their pets tested for heartworms and then discuss prevention or treatment if necessary. The test is quick and simple and requires only a drop of your pet’s blood. Only a veterinarian can prescribe heartworm preventive, and he or she will make sure your pet gets the appropriate protection.

While many pets don’t display symptoms in the early stages, a dog with heartworm disease can show signs including: coughing, fainting, weight loss or difficulty breathing. If left undetected and untreated, heartworm disease can cause sudden death by blocking blood flow to the heart. In dogs, heartworm treatment involves slowly killing the worms without harming the pet. Cats tend to have fewer worms, but their effect can be just

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Pets in Small Packages Keep Your Littlest Friend Safe As companies downsize their workforce, Americans are also downsizing their dogs. Labrador retrievers remain America’s number one dog, but dogs less than 20 pounds are enjoying increased popularity. Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, Boxers, Dachshunds, Bulldogs, Poodles and Shih Tzus all make the American Kennel Association’s (AKC) list of top 10 dog breeds. Small dogs can require less food, less space and less exercise than larger canine companions, making them a perfect fit for the busy homeowner who wants a lap animal to cuddle. But small dogs come with their own challenges. The great outdoors, for example, presents a greater hazard to Chihuahuas than to Great Danes. In April 2009, one 6-pound Chihuahua puppy made the news when she was reunited with her owners after being blown away by a 70-mile-perhour wind.

American pet care companies are creating products to keep tiny companion animals safe. For example, Invisible Fence Brand recently launched its MicroLite Computer Collar, which weighs in at just 1 ounce. The collar is so light, it’s great for dogs and cats, small and large alike. The collar works with a fencing and training system. Invisible Fence Brand collars alert pets with a warning tone when they are about to leave a boundary set by their owner. Unlike traditional fences, Invisible Fence systems can go through rocky terrain and wooded areas and under water. Pet owners can use the system to section off their driveways, pools or gardens or specific rooms in their home, as well the perimeter of their yard. For more information, visit

Fortunately, most small-pet problems prove more mundane. Small pets can squeeze through fences that would stop larger animals. Areas like pools can pose threats — a very small pet might not be able to climb from the pool. But as small pets become more popular,

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Public Art Adds Much to the Character of North Idaho Sandpoint & Coeur d’Alene Arts Commissions Play Important Role in Cultural Environment

By Patty Hutchens


troll through Coeur d’Alene or Sandpoint and one cannot help but notice the murals, sculptures and mosaics which decorate the parks, buildings and other public areas. But do you ever wonder who is responsible for bringing this art to the communities? In both Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, the Arts Commissions are an important part of the city governments, charged by their respective city councils with overseeing the creation of various pieces of art work, including the development of policies for the selection, maintenance and placement of public art. The Arts Commissions serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council, explained Sandpoint Mayor Marsha Ogilvie. “That role includes project recommendations for designs, as well as for other opportunities for how public art can be further incorporated into our cityscape for the enjoyment and education of viewers,” she said. In 1999, the City of Coeur d’Alene became the first in Idaho to enact a percent-for-art ordinance which instigated the creation and installation of public art in the community. The funds for Coeur d’Alene’s public art come from a multitude of sources including the City of Coeur d’Alene

as well as Lake City Development Corporation. Over the last 14 years the city has been able to create a diverse collection of community owned art. The City of Sandpoint followed in Coeur d’Alene’s steps five years later when, in 2004, it established the Sandpoint Arts Commission. Carol Deaner, the chair of Sandpoint’s Arts Commission, consulted with other cities including Ashland, OR and also visited at length with those in Coeur d’Alene, when the Sandpoint Commission was first established. Following other cities’ models has helped and Deaner is pleased with the progress of public art in the Sandpoint community over the last several years. When choosing public art projects, it is important to both cities to ensure that the art not only be aesthetically pleasing, but that it also be diverse and represent a vast range of artistic styles and disciplines. But the pieces of public art do much more than provide decoration, they also help to tell a story or provide insight into the local area. For instance, in 2008 the Sandpoint Arts Commission met with the Idaho Department of Fish & Game to develop a piece of art that June 2013 | Coeur d’Alene Living Local   29


Cover Story worked on so that visitors day and night can enjoy a stroll down the alley and see the creations of the younger artists.

Pictured is Artist Nelson Boren in front of the Sand Creek Gateway in downtown Sandpoint

As for the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission, they have cited one of their goals as providing a collection of public art that not only expresses the history and uniqueness of the community, but also enhances the aesthetic appeal of the community by complementing the existing characteristics of the architecture, parks and public spaces. Some of Coeur d’Alene’s most recent projects include roundabouts in the education corridor as well as art at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. “This will be the second year of Signal Box Art,” said Steve Anthony, Coeur d’Alene’s Recreation Director and city liaison to the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission, describing a project which allows the younger artists in the community to contribute to public art. “We assigned some signal boxes to local schools and let them design the art.”

Catch the Wind was created by artists Donna Bain, Mason McCuddin and Patty Sgrecci. It is located at the Centennial Trail Trailhead at the corner of Seltice Way and Northwest Boulevard.

would honor native fish. A few years later the commission accepted proposals for a metal gateway that incorporates public art and provided a gateway to Sand Creek in downtown Sandpoint. The gateway, designed by local artist Nelson Boren, utilized recycled signs and is adorned with metal sculptures of native fish. While the reaction has been mixed, the piece has done exactly what art is intended to do – stimulate conversation. “Art has such a way of interacting with people,” said Deaner. “Many times people can either love it or hate it.” According to Deaner, one of the driving forces behind placing an emphasis on public art in Sandpoint is to help promote the town as

The Gift was created by Oregon artist C.J. Rency. The two hands reaching to the sky holding a drop of water is a tribute to Lake Coeur d’Alene and the important role it plays in the history of Coeur d’Alene.

an arts and culture destination. She said the Sandpoint Arts Commission strives to not only have art that is enjoyable for the local community, but is also informative and fun for visitors to see. “We want people who visit here to know that this community loves art,” said Deaner. Some of the upcoming projects include gateways for the various entrances into the city, working on Jeff Jones Square at the heart of downtown, and art in the parks of Sandpoint. A recent project, Sandpoint Student Art Alley, is a project utilizing the talent of young Sandpoint artists who have provided urban art in a downtown alley. Soon lights will illuminate the art that the students have

One area in which the two cities differ is in the selection of artists. one of the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission’s guiding principles is to extend the invitation to create public art for its city beyond the realm of North Idaho, thereby diversifying the creations. According to Anthony, artists have come from as far away as Connecticut and also regionally from Hood River, Vancouver, Sun Valley, Coulee City, and Spokane. “We also have several Coeur d’Alene Artists,” said Anthony. Sandpoint Arts Commission takes a different approach and prefers to select local artists for its public art. “We have a lot of diversity here,” said Deaner about the abundance of artists in Bonner County. All involved hope that this is the beginning of a trend that will see more cities adopt some type of public art program. “Public art is an important element in defining a community's values, uniqueness and sense of place,” said Mayor Ogilvie.

Enjoy Art in North Idaho This Summer SANDPOINT Sandpoint ArtWalk Each summer the Pend Oreille Arts Council sponsors ArtWalk in downtown Sandpoint. It is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work at area businesses, restaurants and other venues throughout downtown. Those wishing to participate in Artwalk can pick up a brochure and map at the Pend Oreille Arts Council office, 302 North First

Avenue in downtown Sandpoint. They are also available at several Sandpoint locations including the Chamber of Commerce. ArtWalk runs from June 21 to September 6. For more information, visit their website at

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Arts & Crafts Fair August 10th and 11th at Sandpoint City Beach. Come and enjoy featured artists and artisans from the West. The event includes artist booths, food vendors, live performances a youth art arena with hands-on activities, and artist demonstrations throughout the weekend.


Yourself to Art From the Sandpoint Long Bridge to the Bonner County Fairgrounds, Artists will Display Their Creations

By Patty Hutchens


his August the Bonner County Fair will be giving art lovers a chance to not only purchase art, but also to help raise money for the Fairgrounds as well. A call has been put out to 30 artists throughout North Idaho to participate in what is referred to as a 30-3030 art project. There will be 30 local artists, photographers or groups who will produce 30 works of art each, all of which will be on display, selling for $30. The opportunity to view and purchase these 900 plus pieces will be at the Bonner County Fair from August 20th through August 24th. Each day there will be a minimum of five artists creating at the gallery which will be set up in the building directly north of the main exhibit building. “We already have 30 artists committed and are accepting more,” said organizer Elaine Linscott. “We don’t want to turn anyone away.” Of the $30 purchase price, the artists will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to benefit the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Linscott said many do not realize just how

Cover Story important of a role that Bonner County Fairgrounds plays in the community. It is booked nearly every weekend throughout the year hosting everything from sporting events to the Sandpoint High School graduation party. In addition to food fairs, job fairs, and receptions, it also is host to many benefits that are held to help individuals and organizations in need. Because it is not fully funded by the county budget, it is the responsibility of the fairgrounds manager and fair board members to raise funds for the facility. So when Linscott joined the fair board, she and other board members did what they could to come up with a creative way to raise funds. Linscott said they saw how well a version of the 30-30-30 type of fundraiser worked for the City of Coeur d’Alene and thought it would be a fantastic way to showcase the many talented artists in North Idaho. The goal is to sell $27,000 of artwork which would result in $13,500 being donated to help improve and maintain the fairground facilities.



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Linscott said her committee is also holding a Paint Out day on June 22nd and 23rd on the pedestrian path of the Long Bridge as well as the road pullouts on Highway 200 near Hope. “We plan to have artists with their easels plein-aire painting,” said Linscott, referring to the French expression which means "in the open air," and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The artists will be painting the view of the landscape they see and will work at various hours from dawn to dusk depending upon the lighting conditions they prefer. Linscott said she hopes both the plein-aire painting in June and the 30-30-30 project in August are the beginning an annual tradition in this area. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the creations of these talented artists,” she said.

COEUR d’ALENE Coeur d’Alene ArtWalk Every second Friday from April December, Coeur d’Alene hosts its ArtWalk. From 5pm to 8pm galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses host this popular event. For more information and for a map of locations, you can log onto

Art on the Green This year will mark the 45th Annual Art on the Green for Coeur d’Alene. It will take place on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the old Fort Sherman grounds at North Idaho College. The marketplace will feature over 135 artists and a variety of performers.

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Outdoor Pursuits

St. Joe Lake Hike Worth the Pain By Colin Anderson

definitely recommend something four wheel drive, especially if there has been any recent rain. The road climbs quickly and within a few minutes you’re looking at wide open untouched valleys. In fact, the drive itself is worth the trip even if you don’t plan on camping or hiking. Twenty-five miles in, you’ll come to the Lake Missoula campground which is a perfect place to stop for the night, as the trail head is only another half mile up the road. This area is used by hikers, campers, and people with four-wheelers and dirt bikes, so don’t be surprised to find a few more folks than you might have anticipated camped way out here. There are pit toilets, and the sites are well maintained. A trail about a half mile long leads you down to the lake.


ar camping is the way most of us get out and enjoy the great outdoors, and what’s not to like? You can pack as much extra stuff as you want and get to the site whenever you feel like it. Your car is parked twenty feet from your tent, there’s a fire pit already built, most of the time there are picnic benches, and at least some resemblance of a toilet. You drop a cooler right next to your fire and tell the same stories you’ve shared countless times before, but for some reason they get better each time. Like I said, there is nothing wrong with this, but if you really want to experience the awesome wilderness all around this part of the country, grab a backpack, only the essentials, and find your way to St. Joe Lake. St. Joe Lake is the headwaters of the St. Joe River which flows from the Idaho/Montana border all the way into Lake Coeur d’Alene. It’s accessible from St. Maries, but the road from town is long, slow, and extremely rugged, so it’s best to travel Interstate 90 to Superior, Montana and head in from there. Superior is about forty-five minutes from Missoula or about an hour and a half from Coeur d’Alene. Once you arrive, hop on the frontage road and stop in at the truck stop/ casino for anything you might have forgotten or to just throw five bucks in a keno machine. From here head about a mile east and turn right onto Forest Service Road 320. The road is paved at the beginning and if you immediately cross some railroad tracks, you’re heading the right way. After a couple of miles the road turns to dirt and gravel. It’s pretty well maintained, but I would

Once you’re packed up and ready to start the day, continue up the road until you reach Cascade Pass. Park your rig anywhere and triple check your packs before heading out on the trail. Right now you’re standing about sixty-four hundred feet in the sky, and it’s pretty much all uphill from here. The trail starts off fairly wide and is lined with huckleberry bushes. The first mile is a real test as you climb several hundred feet quickly. Just when you’re ready to say ‘what did I get myself into?’ the trail begins to narrow and flatten out. The trees begin to get further apart and the views improve with each step. Two miles in, you come to the first lake on the trail; Oregon Lake. There is a great spot to pull off and snap a few photos. Die hard hikers will head down to the lake, but it’s an extremely steep climb. From here you can see several tall peaks in the area including the next two you’re about to hike over. The trail meanders through thick pines and bear grass and soon becomes single file. You’ll see all kinds of birds flying around and occasionally spot deer or elk. You’ll also find snow even into late August and September. Nothing beats taking a break from a sweaty hike by grabbing a snowball and stuffing it down your shirt. By now you’re thinking this hike isn’t so bad, but right around mile four, you start realizing why this isn’t just a day hike for most. There’s a steep climb that will lead you through an open bowl and once you think you’re done, you’re actually just getting started. The second part of this final ascent is broken rock and I guarantee you’ll be sucking wind just a few steps in. This is the final climb so take your time and mind your footing. When you reach the top, you’ll get your first look at your final destination, but you’re not there yet. The climb down to St. Joe Lake is steep and a real thigh burner. For most it’s at least forty five minutes to an hour to hike down this final mile that includes dozens of switchbacks. When you reach the base,

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your legs are burning, but you get to see the trickle of water that is the St. Joe River. Follow the stream and within a couple minutes you’ve found the lake. St. Joe Lake is surrounded by steep walls on each side. There are a few openings but for the most part it’s encircled by old growth forest. The water is crystal clear and there are cutthroat trout gobbling up bugs all the time. If you forgot the fishing pole, you’re already regretting it. Campsites can be found around most of the lake, so if there happens to be someone at a site already, keep moving on and you’ll find another spot soon enough. The water is all snow melt so it’s frigid year round, even on the hottest summer days. If you haven’t brought a portable purifier, make sure to boil your drinking water, as it’s not worth the risk, especially this far out in the woods. Remember, there are bear, coyotes, wolves, and other animals in this area, so be careful with your cooking and always hang your food at least fifty yards from your campsite. This trip isn’t for beginners or if you’re looking to pack in a case of beer, but it is doable in a short weekend and allows for some of the best back country sightseeing in North Idaho. The trail is fairly well maintained and if you follow it, you can’t get lost. It’s possible to bump into a few people, but for the most part your group is alone in the wild. On a moonless night you’ll see thousands of stars, and some nights you can hear wolves howling in the distance. St. Joe Lake is one of thousands of hiking destinations, but remains near the top of my list of places to visit for its beauty, accessibility, isolation, and the overall sense of adventure you get during the ten mile round trip.

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Ironman 2013 By Colin Anderson


t’s one of the most difficult challenges on the planet, and competitors from all around the world will again compete in Coeur d’Alene in the hope of crossing the finish line as Ironmen. The sold out race features world class endurance athletes who possess an extreme dedication to training and conquering their goals. Simply put, you can’t get off the couch and do this one.

crossing the line is worth every ounce of pain along the way. Runners will weave their way through downtown heading southwest through neighborhoods until eventually landing on the Centennial Trail. There are plenty of places for spectators to cheer on the exhausted competitors, and watching these athletes give it their all can quickly become an emotional sight.

On June 23rd, competitors will plunge into Lake Coeur d’Alene at 6:35 in the morning with water temperatures likely around the low 60 degree mark. They must complete a 2.4-mile swim in less than two hours and twenty minutes in order to keep going towards their goal. The view of hundreds of swimmers kicking up wake is truly a sight not to be missed. To make the event safer this year, Ironman is kicking off its SwimSmart Initiative. Racers will be divided into sections based on their approximate swim finish time; much like a road race is divided into groups. They will then be sent into the water one section at a time. A competitor’s time will not start until they enter the water so everyone’s time will be accurate. This will hopefully cause fewer kicks to the face and overall less chaos at the start of the race.

There are professionals that carry sponsors and train for these races year round. Last year several were able to conquer this amazing feat in less than nine hours. But some of the most inspiring stories don’t happen until late into the night. Officially athletes have seventeen hours to complete the course and every year there are a few that sneak in just before and unfortunately just after. There are athletes running for parents or sons and daughters struggling with terminal illness or life threatening disease. Amputees and the visually impaired complete the course proving that the mind is always more powerful than the body. Then there are people from everyday walks of life determined to do something incredible. Watching all of these individuals cross the finish line might just inspire you to strive for something you previously thought impossible.

After completing an exhausting swim, athletes have a short run up City Beach to a transition area where they will slip on their bike shoes and head out for a 112-mile race. The course begins at City Park and riders will make their way through downtown Coeur d’Alene along Lakeside, Sherman, Mullan, and eventually down to Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive. At the end of a cul de sac riders turn back towards downtown, head out to Highway 95, turn south and don’t stop pedaling until they reach past Setter’s Road and the opposite end of the lake. When they get back to town, all they have to do is the same 56-mile lap again. Now is when the real fun begins. With muscles aching and lungs seemingly filled with less oxygen each breath, riders now become runners and a daunting 26.2-mile marathon stands between the athlete and the finish line. This is where months, and often years, of training come through. It’s hard to imagine exerting this much energy and having enough left over to run a marathon, but any finisher will tell you the feeling of

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ver the weekend of June 14th and 15th the talk of town will be 4-barrel carbs, rag tops, and three on the trees. If you don’t have a clue what any of this means, head downtown along Sherman Avenue and get a taste of one of the region’s best classic car shows, and while you’re there, learn a little car lingo.

The 23rd annual Car d’Lane weekend will feature some of the most incredible rides around. Restored and customized GTOs, Mustangs, Bel Airs, Impalas, and a whole lot more will be on display all weekend long. Friday night is not to be missed as hundreds of vehicles will be showing off and cruising through downtown Coeur d’Alene, slow enough for you to gaze at the great history of American auto making. All vehicles registered are from 1975 and older. The event is family friendly and it’s especially fun showing your kids the car you had growing up and how you paid only a couple thousand dollars for it!

On Saturday Sherman Avenue will be lined with classic cars and trucks, hoods popped and owners eager to answer questions about their prized vehicles. It’s a great time to ‘talk cars’ even if you don’t know what exactly you’re talking about. The classics will be on display from 36   Coeur d’Alene Living Local |

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he Spot On Media Contest, coordinated annually by Kootenai Alliance for Children & Families (KACF), gives 6th-12th grade students in Kootenai County a chance to share their idea for a positive prevention message that they think needs to be spread in the community. Yes, there are prizes. Yes, there is recognition. But the greatest benefit kids get from entering the contest is knowing that their voice is being heard by adults in their community who care about them and value their ideas, opinions and perspectives. Just the act of entering the contest is a healthy, productive, prosocial activity for kids to experience. Their efforts are recognized and rewarded by KACF and other community partners. Being selected as the first place winner brings even greater recognition and rewards. This year’s winning entry resulted in the “Passion: A Better Way to Feel Alive” campaign, which informed the community that kids who are involved in a healthy activity that they are passionate about, means they are far less likely to be involved in risky behaviors such as substance use, truancy, or other illegal activities. This contest is grounded in proven research and local data. It is

widely understood that people, especially kids, are more likely to change a behavior when they want to be part of something positive than changing because they are afraid of something negative. Kootenai County’s weakest protective factor is “Community Rewards for Prosocial Involvement” and our second highest risk factor is “Family History of Antisocial Behavior”, 2012 Communities That Care Youth Survey. Spot On commercials/advertisements, produced by Tran Creative, are running on KXLY 4, 1080 ESPN, KEZE, KZZU, in Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine, the Coeur d’Alene Press and on billboards throughout Kootenai County. Congratulations to Michelle Nolan and Mary Olvera of Lake City HS, winners of the 2013 contest.

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Keep your family on track and incorporate a few simple rules for healthy living into your busy lives.

5 Healthy Habits for Busy Families Don’t Sacrifice Health Due to Lack of Time


or many families, school means routines and maintaining busy schedules that keep the entire family on the go -- especially those families who are juggling school as well as extracurricular activities and sports. That is why it is particularly important to take the right steps, beginning with a few healthy habits that will carry them through not only the school year, but for a lifetime. It’s easy to get started. For children to adopt healthy routines, many experts agree that the whole family needs to be involved. Brandi Chastain, Olympic and world soccer

champion, mom and mentor says, “To keep my family on track, I like to incorporate a few simple rules for healthy living into our busy lives,” she adds. 1. Hydrate to perform great. Kids should drink water before, during and after exercise. While exercise generates heat and increases the body’s core temperature, water works to bring body temperature back to the normal 98.6 F. Let your child pick out a colorful water bottle to make drinking water fun. 2. Always make time for healthy meals. The USDA says that half our plates should be filled

with colorful fruits and veggies, but when your children are constantly running from school to practice and back, it can be tough to get them to eat that perfect meal. Add Libby’s Single Fruit Cups, which contain one complete serving of fruit, to your children’s bags for an easy and nutritious snack. 3. Sleep is important. Children should receive an average of eight to nine hours of sleep each night. Without enough sleep, children will not perform to their full potential during school, practice or games. Help your children stick to a regular sleep schedule by making bedtime fun -- read them a story or sing a June 2013 | Coeur d’Alene Living Local   41


Watermelon Kebabs A Juicy Snack


he war for healthy school lunches wages on, but parents serious about childhood nutrition have options.

“With childhood obesity on the rise and kids eating worse today than they did 20 years ago, it is so important for parents to take their children’s diets seriously,” says Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian, nutritionist and author of “Eat Your Way to Happiness.” But, as many busy moms and dads know firsthand, it’s not easy to pack a quality lunch at 6 a.m., especially if your child is likely to opt for a slice of cafeteria pizza regardless. Don’t worry - the war is not lost. It’s entirely possible to get children to eat nutritious lunches, especially if you know your way around fruits and veggies. According to Somer, watermelon should be a kitchen staple.

song while they fall asleep. 4. Turn exercise into a family affair. When exercising is a solo act, it can sometimes feel like a chore. Bring the whole family onboard and make exercising fun while also getting family time. Join your kids in a game of soccer, Double Dutch or kickball. 5. Lead by example. When you set a good example, your kids are more likely to follow. Although it’s easy to stop at the drive-thru on the way home from practice, make an effort to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle. Become a role model by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. It’s easier when you make it a team effort. To learn more about healthy eating habits, and for easy weeknight recipes, visit

“Watermelon contains lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant, and it is the pigment that gives watermelon its red color,” says Somer. “Watermelon is free of cholesterol, fat and sodium. You can’t get much better than that.” The juicy fruit, often dubbed a multi-vitamin unto itself, has vitamins A, B6 (6 percent), C, potassium (8 percent) and fiber (4 percent). It is also great for staying hydrated, a way for picky kids to eat their water. Not to mention, watermelon is lip-smacking, finger-licking delicious. For all of you about to harp on how much natural sugar watermelon has, wait just a second. Somer says this is largely a myth, and that although watermelon may have a high glycemic index score, it has very few calories. “Watermelon just fills you up without filling you out,” Somer says. “The nice thing about watermelon is that it is chin-dribbling juicy and so versatile. You can eat it straight from the melon, blend it into a beverage, make popsicles out of it, make sweet salsas, grill it, or put it in sandwiches.” Watermelon is often mistaken for a summer treat, but it’s available all year round. It is also surprisingly portable once chopped up and put in baggies or Tupperware.

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Health Tips • Do stretching exercises when you wake up • Don’t skip breakfast • Brush your teeth twice a day • Have dinner with your family regularly • Drink plenty of water

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omen who are 30 years of age and older are growing increasingly aware of new wrinkles with each passing year. Yet, evidence suggests that sun spots may have as much of an impact on age-related appearance as

Nearly 63 percent of women older than age 35 experience age or sun spots, discolorations and uneven skin tone. The dark side? The problem reflects your apparent age. “Getting a clear, even skin tone without discoloration is just as important as wrinkle-fighting to achieving a rejuvenated, youthful appearance,” says Dr. Ellen Marmur, prominent New York City dermatologist and author of Simple Skin Beauty. “To some patients, it’s even more important.” Dermatologists like Marmur call it hyperpigmentation, but its various types are commonly known as age spots, sun spots, liver spots, freckles and melasma, brown patches of skin triggered by a hormone imbalance. Age spots, sun spots and liver spots are all the 44   Coeur d’Alene Living Local |

same ailment -- pouches of melanin where the skin pigment has overproduced and dumped uneven amounts, the majority of which are a result of sun damage.

“Getting a clear, even skin tone without discoloration is just as important as wrinkle-fighting to achieving a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.” According to Marmur, the two most used topical treatments for discoloration are hydroquinone and retinoids, both or which may have irritating side effects and require a prescription. However a

“StriVectin-EV Get Even products, both the serum and new Get Even Spot Repair, combine natural ingredients like willow bark, vitamin C and licorice with our unique, patented form of niacin for the most even supply of pigment, skin repair and anti-aging effects,” explains chief scientist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry Myron Jacobson. “Studies reveal 85 percent of women see reduced sun spots and more even skin color after eight weeks of use.”

• Neutralize stubborn spots with peach-toned concealer while using StriVectin-EV Get Even products to slow down melanin production. • Beware of products that bleach skin, as this can cause white spots, another form of discoloration. StriVectin is available at select Macy’s stores nationwide and www. Get information at get_even.

But to treat the long-term problem, sufferers of dark spots should also heed the following advice when it comes to sun exposure: • Wear sunscreen year-round with an SPF of 30. • For prolonged sun exposure, get a wide-brimmed hat to wear outdoors.

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Lighting Can Be Your Eyes’ Best Friend As You Age


veryone experiences changes in their eyesight as they age. For many, it means buying reading glasses to read a menu, newspaper or other small print. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), changing the lighting in your surroundings can go a long way to enhance reading ability and increase comfort. “Often, the first thing people notice as they get older is their loss of ability to see distance,” notes Terry McGowan, director of engineering & technology for ALA . “That happens around age 45 and is called presbyopia. By 60, most people have a ‘fixed focus’ optical system and need glasses. After age 60, eye and visual system changes accelerate, so that less light reaches the eye,” said McGowan. “Therefore, people need more light to see details as they age.” Paul Eusterbrock, who heads a company which develops products to help aging eyes agrees with McGowan. “The main issue is the quality of light,” he says. “Research shows that a 60-year-old needs twice as much light as a 30-year-old. Most of the commonly found lighting guidelines are written with the 30-yearold user in mind,” Eusterbrock explains. Is there a magic light bulb that will work for everyone? McGowan and Eusterbrock say no. “This may sound strange, but the perfect bulb is whichever one the user finds works best for them,” McGowan says. “Individual vision varies so much -- especially as people age -that it’s difficult to develop lighting recipes that are one-size-fits-all,” he says. Whether you are old or young, the basic rules of good lighting apply. You should have sufficient illumination with little or no glare, and use diffused lighting to minimize shadows. If energy savings is a concern, McGowan recommends selecting compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and LED bulbs with warm tones (look for 2700-3000K on the box) and a high color-rendering index of 90 or more. For expert advice from a certified lighting consultant (CLC) or accredited lighting specialist (LS), stop by an ALA-member lighting showroom. They will help you save time, frustration and money. To find a store near you, go to

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pring is finally here and along with it many of us have a variety of pains. It may start as neck stiffness when working on the computer; then elbow pain and back pain when gardening; or hand tingling and numbness when bike riding. Tightness in our shoulders and necks can cause headaches. These common concerns are a good example of repetitive motion injury. Our bodies were not meant to do the same movements over and over or hold the same position day after day. We are meant to move. After a long winter we are often deconditioned and stiff. Even with a great exercise program, overstrengthening muscle groups to compensate for what is out of alignment, forcing into pain or ignoring pain can make problems worse. Our bodies tighten down to compensate for injury, scars, poor posture, repetitive motions and emotional stress. If these are not resolved and we stay out of postural alignment, we become like a race car with the wheels out of alignment. You can have the best race car and driver in the world, but if the wheels are out of alignment, it is harder to steer and there is more chance for a breakdown – or a crash. It is pretty hard to keep running the “race” under these circumstances, but we often continue to push through or ignore the pain until our bodies are screaming at us. Releasing soft tissue tightness can make the difference. Yes, exercise is good, medication can help, but you really need to listen to your body and find out how to help yourself before you crash and burn! Think of yourself as a professional athlete, even if your “athletic” activity is working at the computer. An injured athlete may finish the game, but will

get the injury treated as soon as possible to return to the game and have a longer career. Having professional help by a therapist who looks at the whole picture and uses manual therapy will not only speed your recovery, but help you to avoid re-injury. Using these “3 R’s” your therapist can get you back in the game! Release • Assess posture and movement patterns at work and home. • Release restrictions and rebalance posture to increase flexibility and reduce pain or numbness. An Advanced Myofascial Release therapist, using long slow stretch and movement to your tolerance, can improve or resolve even long term problems. Re-educate • Learn to listen to your body. What things might you be doing that aggravate this condition? • Learn what equipment or positions can reduce or eliminate additional stress to the body.

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• Learn stretches specific to your activities that reduce risk and increase your productivity.


Rebuild • Strengthening by itself is not enough. Strength, aerobic activity and stretching are like a three legged stool - the legs all need to be in balance. Your therapist can help you strengthen weak muscle groups, show you appropriate stretches and recommend aerobic activity by refining your current program or helping you start a new one.

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“This event is designed to bring international recognition to the Walla Walla Valley as one of the world’s premier wine, food and winery tourism destinations.”

By Colin Anderson

What started as a small Eastern Washington agricultural community has blossomed into one of the nation’s most bustling wine regions. Often called the next Napa Valley, Walla Walla is now home to more than 100 wineries and 1,800 acres of grapes. While wine is celebrated here year round, a special event each summer truly captures the spirit of the community and its love of fine wines.

well known wine critics in exploring one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon. Contrast the growing conditions, wine styles and wines of the Walla Walla Valley and California’s Napa Valley. Participate in special tastings of rare vintage wines and receptions with some of the Valley’s most awarded winemakers and much more.

About Celebrate Walla Walla June 20-22, 2013

“This event is designed to bring international recognition to the Walla Walla Valley as one of the world’s premier wine, food and winery tourism destinations,” said Corey Braunel, co-owner/co-winemaker from Dusted Valley. “We’re thrilled to have an opportunity like this to share with wine lovers outside of our area what makes Walla Walla so special.”

The 2013 Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine event will begin on Thursday, June 20th with a wine reception, bar-b-que, and vintage wine pour. Friday, June 21st will continue with a welcome kickoff from 9 to 10 a.m. and the feature get-together beginning at 4 p.m. at Waterbrook Winery. Friday evening will include a panel discussion and tasting with the guest winemakers and representative winemakers from the Walla Walla Valley. Saturday, June 22nd will conclude with winemaker dinners that evening throughout the Valley. Join over 70 Walla Walla Valley winemakers, two internationally known winemakers, and

The Celebrate event weekend will also showcase the Valley’s superb culinary offerings with dinners on Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st, and seven winemaker dinners on the evening of Saturday, June 22nd.  With most of the Celebrate activities taking place in the late afternoon or evening, the daylight hours will also be left open to provide visitors ample time to visit the Valley’s local attractions and businesses. June 2013 | Coeur d’Alene Living Local   49


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Noteable Vintners Dusted Valley & Boomtown

Dusted Valley and Boomtown were founded on the notion that when family pulls together the American Dream can turn into reality. Hey, we’re just a proud bunch of farmraised Wisconsin Cheese-Heads. And what goes well with cheese? It’s all about the wine. So, in 2003 the Braunel and Johnson families moved to Walla Walla and became the 52nd winery to “hang the shingle” and call Walla Walla Valley home. Today, we grow and custom farm Bordeaux and Rhone varietals under the Dusted Valley and Boomtown labels. 1248 Old Milton Hwy—Walla Walla 509.525.1337—



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Walla Walla Vintners

Walla Walla Vintners is a limited-production winery, dedicated to making premium red wines - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah and specially crafted Bordeaux blends. We blend small amounts of Carmenere, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah to enrich the complexity of our wines. We specialize in making wines from sustainable vineyards in Washington State. We like to host visitors to our winery for wine tastings and sales on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. 225 Vineyard Lane—Walla Walla 509.525.4724—

Saviah Cellars

Saviah Cellars is a familyowned and operated artisan winery located in the acclaimed Walla Walla Valley of southeastern Washington. The winery specializes in producing small quantities of ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable qualities of Washington’s finest vineyards. Founded in 2000, the winery’s first vintage was only 300 cases. Today, the winery produces approximately 9,500 cases of wine per year. 1979 JB George Road—Walla Walla 509.522.2181—

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Weinhard Hotel

Step back in time to the elegant Victorian era by visiting the Weinhard Hotel, nestled in the heart of historic Dayton, Washington, at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains. In the lobby you will discover cozy seating nooks, the reservation desk, a grand piano and the great staircase all in keeping with the 1890s building. Relax in one of our 15 spacious guest rooms, furnished with an exquisite collection of Victorian-American antiques dating from 1830-1890. All rooms are elegantly appointed with modern conveniences. 235 E. Main Street—Dayton 509.382.4032—

Foundry Vineyards

Foundry Vineyards celebrates the creative blending of fine wine and contemporary art in a space dedicated to excellence in both spheres. They intend to keep their focus on small lot production. Foundry Vineyards is strengthening the relationship between art and wine by combining inspired winemaking with a complimentary visual aesthetic. 1111 Abadie Street—Walla Walla 509.529.0736—

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The Northwest’s largest familyowned wine company. Precept Wine is the fastest-growing wine company in one of the country’s most exciting wine regions: The Pacific Northwest. We offer the best quality-to-price wines of any producer in America, with critical acclaim to match. Comprised by a combination of owned vineyards, estates and passionate employees, we are uniquely poised as an industry leader and a trusted partner. 1910 Fairview Ave. E Suite 400—Seattle .206.267.5252—

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In Walla Walla, the sun drenches the valley and the moon shines over the Blue Mountains. The local produce and restaurant scene is fantastic and the wines are among the best in the world. Life does not revolve around rush hour traffic and corporate deadlines, but rather the expansive vineyards and farmlands link the community with its agricultural roots.

About Walla Walla Walla Walla is a mix of past and present, with trendy new shops, restaurants and of course wineries, but what’s not lost is the sense of small town community. In the tree-lined downtown you will find charm in vintage shops, museums, boutiques, tasting rooms, and plenty of history. There are seasonal farmers’ markets and outdoor concerts all revolving around the celebration of wine.

the nephew of famous northwest brewer Henry Weinhard. New owners Gary and Shellie Mcleod took over the hotel in 2008 and are committed to keeping its turn of the century charm alive. Everyone is invited to tour the hotel where you’ll find antiques, and numerous photos of the town’s rich history.

In Walla Walla the sun drenches the valley and the moon shines over the Blue Mountains. The local produce and restaurant scene is fantastic, and the wines are among the best in the world. Life does not revolve around rush hour traffic and corporate deadlines, but rather the expansive vineyards and farmlands link the community with its agricultural roots. Here, there is a spirit of camaraderie and community. Neighbors work together towards common goals and interests, and founding fathers mentor the next generation of Washington wine stars.

The 2013 event will focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and include a winemaker from California’s Napa Valley and the Bordeaux region of France. According to Duane Wollmuth, executive director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, “we are excited about this new format and believe it will help raise the awareness of the Walla Walla Valley as one of the leading wine producing regions in the world.”

While Walla Walla is the centerpiece of the region, there are several other communities in the area definitely worth seeing. College Place, Waitsburg, and Dayton all have a distinct small town charm. A must see is the historic Weinhard Hotel in Dayton. The hotel was constructed in 1890 by Jacob Weinhard,

The Wines

With more than 100 wineries to choose from, it might sound complicated on where to start. Seventy wineries are participating in this year’s Celebrate Walla Walla weekend. Visit for all the information that you’ll need. Here you will find participating wineries, events, activities, tasting locations and more. You can also purchase tickets to winemakers’ dinners and learn about the history of each winery.

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Many of the local wine makers are receiving national and international attention. The Stainless Steel Chardonnay from Foundry Vineyards recently scored a 94 in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Their Oak Chardonnay also earned a respectable 92. Dusted Valley is another must stop as they are celebrating their 10th anniversary over the weekend. Sample their 2011 Squirrel Tooth Alice which also scored a 94.


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Once you’ve arrived consider letting someone else do the driving. Aspen Limo Tours offers a wide range of vehicles from luxury SUVs for smaller parties, to their Tuscany Exec Limo Van which has Italian leather seating and a 27-inch HDTV with media center including remote head phones. Tours can be booked online but are filling up fast.

Located in rural Eastern Washington, Walla Walla is far away from the city bustle—that’s what makes it so great. Still, Walla Walla is easy to get to no matter how you travel. An easy 3 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene, the trail over the Palouse to Walla Walla offers many historic and scenic stop-offs along the way including the towns of Dayton and Waitsburg.

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Kid’s Corner

Whiz Kids Presents...

The Adventures of the Flynn Twins | Part 11 The White Lie

Tyler and Arianna’s school had a magician come and perform tricks. She asked for volunteers to assist with her final trick and chose Tyler and Arianna. She had them step into one of the two cabinets she had on stage and then closed the door. “What’s going on?” Arianna asked Tyler. She had heard Galexia, the magician, ask her classmates to count to three and then yell surprise. They had done it, but nothing happened.

“Arianna,” he said. Arianna peered over Tyler’s shoulder. “DAD!” she screamed, pushing past Tyler and flying into his arms. “Dad?” Tyler exclaimed, dashing into his dad’s arms, too. “Ladies and Gentlemen,” said Galexia. “Let’s give a big welcome home to Staff Sergeant Flynn.”

“I don’t know,” Tyler responded. Both of them were still in the cabinet. “I wonder if something went wrong.” Suddenly, there was a lot of noise. They heard cheering, clapping, and whistling. “Now I’m really confused.”

Through tear-filled eyes, Arianna looked over her dad’s shoulder at her classmates all clapping and cheering. Then she noticed three adults approaching from the side. “Mom? Grandma? Grandpa?”

“Me, too,” said Arianna.

“Let’s go home,” Dad said, with all of his family fanned around him. “We have some catching up to do.”

“Quiet everyone,” they heard Galexia shout over the noise. “Quiet, please. The trick isn’t over yet.” Finally, it got quieter in the auditorium. “Thank you. I’m now going to tap three times on the cabinet door, and it will open on its own.” Tyler and Arianna heard a tapping sound on the door. “One, two, three,” Tyler counted to himself. After the third tap, the door swung open. A man stood there. Tyler and Arianna both backed up until they were leaning against the cabinet wall. The man took a step toward them. Tyler moved in front of Arianna. The man kneeled down.

******** Seated around the kitchen table eating lunch, Tyler kept looking over at his dad. “I thought you weren’t coming home until next week,” he said. “Your mom and I decided to surprise the two of you. We lied about when I was coming home.” “But we’re not supposed to tell lies,” Arianna said.

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someone’s feelings. For example, if one of your classmates wore pants that were too short and felt embarrassed about them, you could tell her they don’t look that bad. In this case, it was a harmless lie. The surprise wouldn’t have worked if you knew I was coming.” “I’m sorry I was so short with the two of you this morning,” their mom said. “I needed to get to the airport to pick up your dad and get to your school before the assembly started.” “It didn’t help that she had to stop and pick your grandpa and me up on the way,” said Grandma Flynn. “I wouldn’t have missed it for the world,” said Grandpa Flynn. “To see you coming out of the cabinet, son, brought tears to my eyes.” “I can’t wait to show you my new lazer tripwire,” Tyler said to his dad. “I made a pretty pillow,” said Arianna. “Do you want to see it?” “I’ll see them both soon. We’ll have plenty of time now that I’m home.” Tyler looked down at Copper, whose tail had been wagging constantly since they got home. “I feel the same way,” he told her. The End

“This was a white lie,” her dad replied. “Sometimes a white lie doesn’t hurt Jan, the toy lady, starts planning for outdoor (and indoor) camping:

Can you color the word “home” to look like an American flag?

Did You Know?

Deployment is when military women and men leave their families and their homes to go to another country. The deployment can last from 90 days to 15 months. Redeployment is the return of the soldiers to their home.

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Stomp Bottle Rocket

Brought to You by Mobius Science Center Spring has sprung! Here at Mobius Science Center we are very excited to get out and about in the sun. So this month we are featuring one of our favorite outdoor, try-this-at-home science experiments: The Stomp Bottle Rocket. For the launcher: • 1 ten-foot length of PVC pipe (1/2 inch diameter) • A PVC cutter or other cutting tool • An adult to do the cutting • 1 PVC elbow joint (also ½ inch diameter) • Duct tape • Empty 2-liter soda bottle For the rocket: • Glossy magazine pages • Thin cereal box cardboard • Clear tape • Scissors

sure it is airtight. Use the scissors to cut fin shapes from the cardboard and attach them with tape to the open end of the rocket. Experiment with different shapes and numbers of fins. To launch your rocket slide it over the upright end of the launcher. Stomp on the soda bottle and watch your rocket fly into the air! To un-crush the bottle, simply blow air into the open end of the launcher. Instructions: Cut the PVC pipe into 1 four-foot piece, 2 two-foot pieces, and 2 one-foot pieces. Attach the four-foot piece to one of the two-foot pieces with the elbow joint, forming a large “L” shape (see pictures). Attach the one-foot pieces to the four-foot piece with duct tape so the two-foot piece is standing upright. Using duct tape, attach the empty soda bottle to the open end of the four-foot piece of PVC. To build the rocket we will use the left over two-foot piece of PVC as a frame. Take one or two pages of the glossy magazine and wrap it around the PVC pipe. Attach the seams together with tape and slide the rocket body off of the PVC pipe. Using the clear tape seal one end of the rocket. Make

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Why it works: Most rockets work on Newton’s Third Law that states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Fuel exits the bottom of the rocket and the rocket itself launches upwards. In this circumstance, we are utilizing air pressure to propel the rocket. The volume of air in the soda bottle is forced into the PVC pipe when you stomp on it and, since the PVC pipe has less space for the air, it forces the rocket (which is capping the end of the PVC pipe) into the air. To be fair to Newton, his third law still applies. The air presses against the rocket, the rocket presses back, but the rockets low mass means it still is taking a trip upwards. Helpful Hints: If your rocket doesn’t launch correctly, make sure the rocket body is airtight. You also need to make sure the rocket isn’t fitting too tightly on the launcher. June 2013 | Coeur d’Alene Living Local   55

LOCAL PICKS Texas Roadhouse 402 W. Neider Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. 208.664.1903 The Breakfast Nook 1719 N. 4th St. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.667.1699 Dockside Restaurant 115 S. 2nd St. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.765.4000 Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese 1735 W. Kathleen Ave., Ste 3, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. 208.664.1717 Syringa Japanese Cafe & Sushi Bar 1401 N. Fourth St. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.664.2718 Caruso’s Sandwich Company 202 W. Ironwood Dr., Ste. A Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.765.1001 Come see for yourself why we are consistently voted ‘’best sandwich anywhere’’. Fresh baked bread! Highest quality meats & cheese. Salads, pasta bowls,Kids meals, $2 pints! Delivery & catering Scratch Restaurant 501 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.930.4762 Roger’s Ice Cream & Burgers 1224 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.930.4900 CDA’s favorite ice cream & burger destination est in 1940 is Open Year Round! Enjoy a 100% fresh ground beef burger, homemade french fries and huckleberry shake in a nostalgic, family friendly rest. Michael D’s Eatery 203 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.676.9049 The Wine Cellar 317 Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.664.9463 Crickets Restaurant & Oyster Bar 424 Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.765.1990 Hudson’s Hamburgers 207 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.664.5444 Jonesy’s 819 Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.666.1644

April through December: Art Walk The Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance presents Art Walk! Every second Friday of each month from April to December, stroll through beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. View the wonderful variety of art styles that North Idaho has to offer. Whether you like contemporary art or classic paintings, there is something for everyone. A free downtown event to enjoy with your friends and family!  For more information visit 5-8pm. Learn to Skate – Stay cool this summer with Frontier Ice Arena learn to skate classes. Classes are going on all summer long and students will learn from local experts. Courses offered include both figure skating and hockey skating. Check out the June special - four 30 minute lessons for just $20, including skate rental! For more information visit or call 208.765.4423. June 23 - Ironman Coeur d’Alene Elite athletes from across the globe will dive into Lake Coeur d’Alene in hopes of conquering one of the world’s most challenging races. Competitors start with a 2.4-mile swim, transition to a 112-mile bike, and finish with a 26.2 mile marathon. The main staging area is located in City Park, however there are plenty of places along the course to cheer on the athletes. For course maps and other information visit www. June 14 & 15 - Car d’Alene Weekend The streets of downtown Coeur d’Alene will be filled with hundreds of classic cars and trucks. Grab a spot downtown Friday night and watch the cruise, and on Saturday get an up close look at some spectacularly restored vehicles. Fun for the whole family. Kootenai County Farmer’s Markets Saturdays: 9am to 1:30pm May through October at the SE Corner Hwy 95 & Prairie Ave. Hayden, Idaho Wednesday: 4 pm to 7 pm May through September at Sherman Ave. & Fifth Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Tony’s on the Lake 6823 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.667.9885

The Iron Horse 407 Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.667.7314 Wolf Lodge Steakhouse 11741 E. Frontage Rd. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.664.6665 Bistro on Spruce 1710 N. 4th St., Ste.102 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.664.1774

June 29 – Walk a mile in her shoes march to end domestic violence and sexual assault The Coeur d’Alene police department and the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center will lead the march and everyone is invited to walk in women’s high heeled shoes. The march is free and donations will be accepted on site. At the conclusion of the march there will be a rally with food and music. 11:00am Human Rights Educational Institute.

June 4 - Trail Talk: Biking the Coeur d’Alenes Rick Shaffer from the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Trails will present a program on the pleasures of bicycling in North Idaho. Free, no registration necessary.  Community Library Network at Hayden, 208.772.5612. 6pm. June 13 - Tony Bennett in concert The now 87-year-old Bennett is still going strong with a new tour that will cover Europe and the U.S., stopping for a show at Northern Quest Casino. His long list of hits includes the iconic songs, “I’ve Got the World on a String”, “The Best Is Yet to Come”, and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby”. For ticket information visit June 13 – 22 - CDA Summer Theater Presents - Big River Though trying to stay “respectable,” Huckleberry Finn runs into trouble when his father, Pap, returns to town. Huck is forced to fake his own death to escape and joins up with another on the run - Jim, a slave in the search for freedom. As they head down the river, they get sucked into scams involving two “aristocrats,” one of which lands Jim in chains once again and Huck and Tom Sawyer join together to free him. Tickets can be purchased at the NIC Campus: 880 W. Garden Avenue, Monday - Friday 12pm to 5pm or by calling 208.769.7780. June 20 - Jeff Dunham Wildly popular ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham will bring his cast of hilarious characters to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Outdoor Concert venue. Dunham’s specials and TV series have been among some of the highest rated programs for Comedy Central. His DVD sales have reached over seven million and his YouTube videos


Broken Egg Cafe 3646 N. Government Way, Ste. D Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. 208.966.4399 The Fedora Pub & Grille 1726 W. Kathleen Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 208.765.8888


June 11 - Upbeat Breakfast 7am-8:30am. Upbeat Breakfast occurs the second Tuesday of every month at The Coeur d’Alene Resort. On average, about 150 members attend making it one of the most popular networking events in our community. Trade tables allow members to display their business and speak briefly about it to the group. The program features a different speaker each month, highlighting various topics of interest. With a reservation, the cost is $14 and includes breakfast and coffee.

June 27, 2013 - Business After Hours 5-6:30PM. Business After Hours is a networking event and opportunity for members to show off their offices or facilities. They are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5pm to about 6:30 pm. Food and beverages are provided by the sponsor business and there are drawings for door prizes. This is a great way to meet other Chamber members in a more casual “After Work” atmosphere.

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have received more than half-a-billion views. June 29 – Bikes,Brews, & BBQs What more could you ask for? Head down to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for BMX and motorcross action, local beer and wine tasting, and awesome BBQ. Also check out vendors, the dunk tank and try your luck at cowpie bingo. May 31 - June 29 - Into the Woods at Lake City Playhouse. Dark comedy/musical. Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sun. at 2 pm. $10-$20. 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. 208.667.1323.


Stand Up Paddle Boarding Basics The NIC Outdoor Pursuits Office is offering several courses on this fast growing sport. Registration is $110 or $55 for NIC students. Fee includes all necessary equipment. Clinic 1: Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, June 6 - 20. Clinic 2: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, July 2 - 16. Clinic 3: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, July 31 - August 14. You can register online at wft or call 208.769.7809. Participants must be at least 18. June 15 & 16 - Mountain Bike Races at Silver Mountain The All-Gravity racing series makes a stop at Silver Mountain. Mountain bikers will tear down the slopes, all hoping to be the fastest to the finish. The Gondola will open (conditions permitting) and Dads ride free on Father’s Day when accompanied by one of their children. Route of the Hiawatha The trail is open and an incredible bike ride awaits you. The trail is nearly all downhill and flat making it perfect for families. Shuttle service is available to the top of Lookout Pass. There you can purchase trail passes and rentals. June 29 & 30 - Hoopfest Weekend The world’s largest 3 on 3 tournament returns to Spokane for its 23rd season. Expected this year are more than 7,000 teams and a quarter million fans! 42 city blocks will be shut down and more than 3,000 volunteers will help monitor courts, give first aid, and help you around town. Center Court is located in Riverfront Park and you can watch former college players duke it out.

July 26 – 28 - Julyamsh The largest outdoor powwow in the northwest will be held at Greyhound Park in Post Falls. Indian culture is celebrated with dances, songs, games, and spirituality. Everyone is welcome and guests are encouraged to participate. www.julyamsh. com


June 13 – King of the Cage at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Regional mixed martial arts fighters will battle for the title at this all ages event. Tickets start at just $20 and can be purchased at the casino or any TicketsWest outlet. 7pm. June 29th- Fleetwood Mac at the Spokane Arena The multi-Grammy winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees last toured in 2009 with the sold out Unleashed Tour. The current lineup includes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie – both original members since 1967, and Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who joined the band in 1975. Tickets $27.50 - $125.50. June 15 - US Sprint Boat Races Webb’s Slough in St. John, Washington hosts professional jet boat racers who maneuver through hairpin turns in just a couple feet of water. Spectators are just feet from the action. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $17 for youths (ages 6-17). Save $2 by purchasing in advance. June 15 - The NIChallenge The NIChallenge is North Idaho’s premier sprint adventure race. This race incorporates paddling, trail running, mountain biking, special challenges and basic navigation. The race takes approximately five hours to complete. Specific details of the NIChallenge course will not be released until just before the race to ensure that participants retain their sense of adventure. Teams of two or four members in co-ed, all-male or allfemale divisions are encouraged to accept the NIChallenge! Register online at http:// June 21 - Drive For Hope Scholarship Golf Tournament We invite you to join us for the Drive for Hope Golf Tournament, held at the beautiful Avondale Golf Course in Hayden, Idaho. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The Kroc Center Scholarship Fund and The Hayden Chamber of Commerce. The Kroc Scholarship Fund helps local youth, teens, families, and seniors in the way of providing scholarships for Kroc memberships, summer camps, and athletic and education programs. 8am start.

HADEN’S HEART 5K FUN RUN The inspiration for the run begins with Haden Kistler. The 11 year old boy was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer in November 2009. Haden wanted to be a heavy equipment operator, firefighter and pet cop and he had a heart for people in need. When he saw a woman on crutches struggling with Christmas packages, he insisted that he and his mom stop to help. He was fun loving, loved to joke around and had a great sense of humor. He loved his community and school and would often say, “I love it here Mom. I never want to move.” Outlasting the doctor’s prognosis on two occasions, his will and determination were felt by his community and school, who pulled together to cheer him on. Haden passed away on May 21, 2011, but brain cancer didn’t win... Haden’s spirit will forever hold the trophy! Please join us for “Haden’s Heart 5K Fun Run” in beautiful Clark Fork, Idaho! Zumba Fitness Warmup with Deanna Vick @ 6:40am. Clark Fork Fire Pancake Breakfast at 7:30am. Enjoy Clark Fork’s famous parade and 4th of July festivities starting at 9:30am. Bring the family! July 4, 2013 - 601 Main Street @ The Clark Fork Library. Race starts at 7am. Entry Fee: There is a $20 entry fee ($25 after June 20th). There will be race-day registration! Lodging: offers lodging for Clark Fork. Also check campgrounds. Hurry! They fill up fast! Questions: Contact Megan Olson at 208.946.1347 Get entry forms off the website: All of the proceeds of the run go towards scholarships for local Clark Fork graduating seniors. Last year we were able to provide scholarships worth $3700.

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Thursday, August 1st

IndIgo gIrls with shook Twins Microbrew Tasting

Friday, August 2nd

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Super Country Saturday August 3rd

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Activities & Fun

Jokes & Games

A kindergartner asked his teacher for help putting on his boots one day and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn’t want to go on. When the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, “Teacher, they’re on the wrong feet.” She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn’t any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on - this time on the right feet. He then announced, “These aren’t my boots.” Getting somewhat annoyed, she once again struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off. He then said, “They’re my brother’s boots. My mom made me wear them.” She didn’t know if she should laugh or cry. She then mustered up the grace to wrestle the boots onto his feet again. She said, “Now, where are your mittens?” He said, “I stuffed them in the toes of my boots...”



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