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But this time it’s painted BY ANNIE NYE, INTERIOR DESIGNER
o a couple years ago, I wrote about getting rid of the old yellowed-oak look of the 90s. Guess what? It’s back! No, no, not the yellowed look of the 90s, but oak is back—only this time, the updated oak look is a painted oak. Cabinet companies are starting to introduce this new painted look, but instead of a satin, smooth surface, designers are liking the textured wood-grain look with matte paint, which really highlights the oak graining of the wood. So, if you’ve been holding on to the oak cabinets in your house because you just didn’t know where to start with updating, now you have a starting point. However, you can’t just paint the oak cabinets you have and expect to have the same results. The wood graining on your existing cabinets is covered in polyurethane or lacquer, so if you paint that, and especially if you use a matte paint, it will highlight any uneven surfaces, and they will end up looking splotchy. Your cabinets will need to be sanded down, possibly wire
brushed to get the graining to stand up a bit, and then you can paint them to get that similar look that’s in style right now. Enlisting a professional painter is probably a must, but if you want to try it, start with the back of a cabinet door to see how good you can make it look before you take off all your doors and have a project you wish you would never have started. Matte is in. Even the countertop companies are doing matte finishes on most—if not all—of their countertops, and if they don’t offer it, the fabricators can change the texture from a high-gloss polished surface to a satin/leathered or honed/ matte finish with a special machining technique. The acrylic companies like Corian also offer a satin or matte finish, and laminates are starting to go that way, too. What does this mean? To me, it means that people must like cleaning off fingerprints. I would not use a matte countertop
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Oak is back, baby! surface in my own house, but I also donâ€™t like having to clean my countertops every five minutes. Matte finishes show any oil residues from cooking or even from your hands. If you set a cup of coffee on the counter, the matte finish will show the ring from your coffee mug long after the mug is in the dishwasher. Avoid going with too many matching surfaces. My recommendation is to mix textures. If you have matte cabinets, do a polished countertop. Let the polish reflect the natural light coming in through the windows, brighten the space and make the matte finish of the cabinets stand out that much more. And if you paint your cabinets, go with a contrasting flooring. By mixing the textures of matte and polish, and using contrasting colors of light and dark, youâ€™ll avoid things being too monochromatic, even if you stay within the same color family. Providing contrast with the interior finishes also adds depth to the room and provides flexibility for future changes.
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pilepsy is the most common neurologic (nerve) disorder diagnosed in dogs and is defined by recurrent seizures over a period of time. What is a seizure? It is the body's clinical manifestation (outward appearance) of an excess of electrical activity in the brain. There are many causes of epilepsy including brain tumors, degenerative brain disease and other brain disorders. What does a seizure look like? The prodrome or initial stage creates anxiety, irritability and clinginess—often unnoticed by the pet parent. Preictal starts the beginning of the seizure, and within seconds to minutes, the dog becomes “out of it”; he might arch his head and neck during this phase. Ictus is the obvious seizure stage within which loss of bowel and bladder control can occur as well as leg paddling/jerking. It can last seconds to minutes—or longer. The postictal phase follows and is one of the most dangerous for the pet parent because of the confused state of the patient. Dogs often become off balance, temporarily blind and sometimes aggressive. An epilepsy diagnosis is often determined by “normal” physical findings, labwork, MRI and neurological tests. Interestingly, seizure triggers are essentially unknown—studies point toward stress, bright lights and change in weather as instigators— but the causes are not always well defined. Do seizures cause pain? Likely no, but they certainly create worry for the pet parent. Caregivers no doubt experience stress and discomfort while watching their loved fur balls change behavior, especially during the ictal phase! Because dogs can't speak English, researchers use the human experience to shed light on the subject. Surprisingly, many people report little or no pain or discomfort after a seizure event, merely a bit of sluggishness and vacancy afterward. Epileptic seizure treatments focus on lowering the brain's “seizure threshold,” attempting to decrease the severity and number while minimizing the side effects of medications. A general practice veterinarian will likely have a variety of treatment options including medical and non-medical (nutritional and acupuncture). The veterinarian's goal is to maintain a good quality of life for the pet.
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How did we get here? For centuries, our economy focused on agriculture. By land or by sea, the focus was food production. People worked hard and slept well. At the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th, innovation drastically increased the amount of harvest. A few decades later, the invention of machines and the assembly line brought about the Industrial Revolution. Factories were built. People followed jobs to the cities. Employees were paid for their time, and wages were based on skill. The processes, structures and machines reliably predicted daily output. The trade of time for money was equitable. Computer technology launched the Information Age—and everything changed. Information, distributed via the Cloud and leveraged across millions of computers, is expanding exponentially. Instead of physical output, we’re producing information and services. We shifted from physical to mental outputs. Boundaries between tasks blur. Tangible feedback is less frequent.
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Over centuries, we learned how to rest our body and recover for the next day’s activities. We have yet to learn how to rest and renew our brain. We push for more productivity like we push a muscle. Pushing our brains longer and harder often results in diminishing
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FIVE REASONS TO USE A FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL IT’S NEVER TOO LATE OR TOO EARLY TO ENLIST THEIR HELP (BPT) - TRUE OR FALSE: YOU NEED TO be wealthy to use a financial professional. It’s a common misconception, but in fact there are financial professionals who can help at various stages in life, whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement. It can be a huge benefit to sit down with one to discuss options, investments, savings and retirement. No matter where you are in your life—new to the workforce, starting a family, in your bigearning years or nearing retirement—some guidance from a financial professional can give you the road map toward a financial future. Here are some of the top reasons for seeing a financial professional You don’t have much saved for retirement. More than half of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, according to the American Payroll Association. But even if you’re flirting with 50 and don’t have much saved, it’s not too late to start building wealth for your future. A financial professional will assess your situation and help develop a financial strategy with the goal of a comfortable retirement in mind. Or … you do, and you’re nearly ready to retire. Saving for retirement and knowing how to use that money wisely in retirement are two different animals. A financial professional can help you build a strategy that aims to use your retirement savings, help it grow and help it last.
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t’s no secret that home values in and around Coeur d’Alene are climbing, and if you’re in the market you have to act fast once a new home hits the market. If you’ve struck out on the last couple homes you’ve bid on, why not try a new strategy. Someone will be moving into a brand new Greenstone home and all it will cost them is $100. The North Idaho College Really Big Raffle is now in its 25th year, and the Grand Prize winner won’t be disappointed. The lucky ticket holder will receive a new 2,000-plus square-foot home in Greenstone’s newest Post Falls development, North Place. The open concept home includes a chef ’s kitchen and vaulted great room, quartz countertops, stainless appliances, eco-friendly flooring, a three-car garage and the list goes on. Tickets for the Really Big Raffle are currently being sold for $100 each with a maximum
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ho hasn’t gazed up into a starfilled sky and wondered, imagined or even dreamed? This view of our sky is just the beginning of all that exists beyond the earth we know. The human need to explore, learn and communicate has motivated decades of space programs which have put nearly 3,000 satellites into orbit around our earth. Students of North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum will soon become one such space program to have a satellite orbiting the earth. This team of students, named Project DaVinci, has designed a satellite that is set to launch this spring.
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About the size of a loaf of bread and with a mass of just 3kg, Project DaVinci’s satellite hosts a camera, three exterior solar panels, radio antennae for communication and aluminum plates whereon the names of their generous sponsors are engraved. It is scheduled to launch from New Zealand by June 3, 2018, riding into space on the rocket “Electron,” designed and built by RocketLab. Once the rocket reaches its predetermined height, the payload doors will open and STEM Charter Academy’s satellite will begin its travels around the planet. It will remain in low earth orbit but will be 150 miles
In November 2015, Beth and Dr. Lorna Finman, founder of both LCF Enterprises in Post Falls and STEM Revolution, wrote an application to NASA to apply to be part of the CubeSat program. Three months later, Beth and Dr. Finman received emails from NASA stating that North Idaho STEM Charter Academy had been selected to be on the ELaNa XIX mission. STEM Charter Academy had been chosen—along with MIT, California Polytechnic State University, Langley Research Center and other prestigious institutions—to design their own CubeSat, which NASA would
This dream of launching a satellite into space began in the fall of 2015. Beth Brubaker, project specialist at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy, attended a Maker Fair in New York City where NASA had a booth displaying CubeSats. (A CubeSat is a mini satellite in the shape of a cube.) NASA’s purpose for CubeSats is to get young people excited about space exploration. As Beth remembers her first experience learning about this potential project, she enthusiastically says, “I just knew that we could do it!”
“We’re high school students, and we’re launching a satellite. Our goal is a really big one, but the sky is obviously not the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
then launch and put into orbit. Twenty teams were selected. North Idaho STEM Charter Academy was the only high school.
“Our mission is actually an educational one,” explains Beth. “Our goal is to inspire kids and adults alike to fall in love with space. That’s our focus and why NASA chose us.” As the satellite orbits the planet, students in schools around the world will be able to send and receive messages from the CubeSat. They can visit the ProjectDavinciCubeSat.org website to register and become space ambassadors. They will even be able to tweet from space! Project DaVinci’s satellite will be the first to provide satelliteto-satellite Internet communication and one of the first to complete bitcoin transaction from space.
Following NASA’s announcement, students of North Idaho STEM Charter Academy were selected to form Project DaVinci. Interested students were chosen based on an interview, their commitment to the program and their ability to maintain an above-average GPA. These students immediately got serious about both design and fundraising. NASA’s grant provides the launch, worth more than $1 million, but students and mentors of Project DaVinci had to fundraise the $250,000 needed to design and build the satellite. Beth credits the hard-working students and our very generous community with raising the funds to make this dream possible. Designing the satellite was an enormous undertaking. “The initial months were a huge learning curve!” Beth admits. “There were lots of acronyms to learn. We had to figure out what had to be submitted and by when. We had to provide technical information about what our satellite would be like.” Students worked on the design every day during their school-allotted project time for the first year. This has now transitioned into an after-school team activity where the students meet twice a week. Students did all of the design work on their CubeSat, with advice from their mentors. “They have fantastic mentors,” says Beth. Brent Regan, founder of Regan Designs; Ross Welburn, electrical engineer with numerous patents; Burt Rutan, a highly acclaimed aerospace engineer; Julian Guthrie, author of New York Times Best Seller, “How to make a spaceship;” Dr. Lorna Finman, technical lead; and Beth Brubaker, educational lead all served as mentors for the Project DaVinci team. Jessica Millard, current STEM Charter Academy senior, worked as the project lead for the team.
“We’ve had our hiccups, though,” Beth continues. Their first scheduled launch date was June of 2017 but had to be delayed due to late testing of the rocket. Additionally, the team had trouble getting approval from the FCC for a license to launch. Now, Project DaVinci needs to raise another $100,000 to fund their Ground Station to communicate with the satellite from earth. “There have been many life lessons for the kids to learn. Patience is No. 1, and perseverance. They have really learned not to give up,” she says. “It has been an amazing journey,” Beth adds. “I’ve been an educator for well over 30 years and this is by far the most fascinating thing I’ve been involved in. It’s probably the highlight.” In an interview in 2017, graduating senior and project lead, Jessica Millard, explained her teams ambitions saying, “We’re high school students, and we’re launching a satellite. Our goal is a really big one, but the sky is obviously not the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” Visit their website at ProjectDaVinciCubeSat.org to see how you can donate.
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hen it comes to your dental health, it is important to find a provider who puts what’s in your best interest first. You want a doctor you can trust and who will meet—and surpass—your expectations. The doctors at Riverstone Dental Care will ensure you will receive the finest treatment from the moment you step into their office. Riverstone Dental Care in Coeur d’Alene has been serving the community since 2005, and just this past December, they opened a second location in Post Falls to better serve their patients. Both general practice dental offices offer services for all ages. From basic cleaning and check-ups as well as fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants and extractions (including wisdom teeth), they also offer IV conscious sedation, CT scan/3-D imaging and provide orthodontic treatment through traditional braces as well as Invisalign. The office is open extended hours to help make it easy for their patients to schedule an appointment. They are open as early as 6:30am and as late as 7pm, and Saturday appointments are offered as well.
“We’re always available to serve our patients,” says Brad Redmond, office manager at their Coeur d’Alene location. “We offer convenient appointment times so people can come in for their care without having to miss work or school. Our staff is amazing and our doctors treat each patient like they would a family member.”
When it comes to the success of not just one but two dental centers, the team believes it’s due to their superb staff and their flexibility to be able to better serve their patients. “It’s great to be surrounded by so many people who truly care about each and every patient that comes into our office,” Brad says.
Riverstone Dental Care is always accepting new patients and accepts all insurance. The staff always strives to help patients maximize their benefits and those with insurance typically pay nothing out of pocket for their regular teeth cleanings. For those who are uninsured, they offer great discounts for their patients’ dental needs and have an in-house discount program. In addition, they provide most services in house rather than referring their patients out to a specialist.
Not only do the doctors and staff serve our local communities, including participating in Dentistry from the Heart 2016; some have gone on trips around the world providing dentistry in areas that do not typically have this expert care available.
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arilyn Parent is a woman who has done most everything she has ever wanted. And if there’s something she’s interested in and hasn’t done yet, she’s willing to try. She is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is an artist. She is a watercolorist who has turned her passion into a highly successful career. She has started an online business. And she is a charming, kind lady with a cheery outlook. Perhaps what is most admirable about her, though, is that she wasn’t always a prestigious artist with accolades. She wasn’t even always an artist, for that matter. Marilyn began as a busy mother of four children with an interest in art and no fear of trying something new.
Born in Chicago, Marilyn moved many times throughout the country before settling to live in Coeur d’Alene. While raising her children in California, she began taking art classes. Art was something she had always been interested in but had never had the time to develop as a skill. Her first class was oil painting, which she enjoyed. Once she began working with watercolors, however, she knew she had found her medium! She immediately loved the flow of the watercolors compared to the heavier oils. She admits it’s still a fun challenge to control the colors, while letting them go freely—an art form not unlike raising children. Seeking to learn more and improve her skills, Marilyn enrolled in the Otis Art Institute and
ultimately took every extension class available. She began signing her art as “Mara” to take less space on her finished work. “Mara” quickly became her professional name. She began selling her originals in galleries and was noticed by Suzanne Caygill, the creator of a very successful coloring method. Marilyn describes Suzanne as a dynamic lady who worked in Hollywood during the Golden Age. She introduced Marilyn to many people in the movie industry. Suzanne suggested Marilyn try painting on fabrics, and so Marilyn began experimenting with silks. This was a fun new challenge for her and something that had not been done before. She experimented with watercolor on scarves and other silks and immediately loved the way
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the colors flowed. She worked to develop her ability and eventually people began coming to her for lessons. After enrolling in as many classes as she could and always being the student, Marilyn had become the teacher. She explains that she became something of a pied-piper during this time. People were so interested in this new, artistic idea! While in Cambria, California, people flocked to her for lessons on how to paint on silk. A life-long learner, Marilyn admits, “I learn a lot by teaching.” She remembers being a student in one of her first classes. She had been assigned to paint a dish, but it hadn’t gone well. The teacher came by her table and began yelling, “No! No! No! That’s not what you’re supposed to do!” Marilyn
admits this was a difficult experience, but she was not deterred. “This experience always motivates me to teach, instead, through encouragement,” she says. “I love to get a new student who comes a little afraid and leaves feeling successful. To help someone feel successful is so exciting!” Marilyn believes anyone who feels even a little bit interested in art should try it. “I have people tell me all the time, ‘I can’t even draw stick figures!’” But Marilyn contends that “if you have a desire, you can learn it. Few are born with a real artistic ability. It’s acquired through learning and lots of trial and error.” She, herself, admits she did not feel successful in the beginning and even many times thereafter. Each time Marilyn tries a new technique or medium, she is challenged and has
to put in a lot of work to improve. This doesn’t stop her, though. “It’s really fun to try something new,” Marilyn admits with honest enthusiasm. This eagerness to try something new has been a pattern throughout Marilyn’s life. Even now, she has begun a new venture to turn her artwork into an online business. Marilyn and her daughter have created NorthernReExposure.com to be a site where her artwork can be more available to the public. Buying original art through galleries is expensive. But by putting her art on coasters, cutting boards, tiles and other decorative household items, Marilyn—with the help of her daughter, Marcia Helton—has been able to make her artwork available to more people. Starting this new business has not been easy. They had to
buy special equipment and invest lots of time in learning both the technique of transferring Marilyn’s art to the household decorations and the methods of successful online business. “There was a big learning curve,” she admits. Marilyn is learning the business of optimization and marketing skills of getting customers to her site. Not surprisingly, she enjoys the challenge. “And working with my daughter is great! She handles all of the product line,” Marilyn adds. Despite a lifetime of hard work and overcoming challenges, Marilyn says, “I would still try something new if it came along.” Even in her personal life, Marilyn applies this enthusiastic attitude. “When something difficult comes along, I’ve learned to see it as an adventure and just believe it’s going to be good. Any disappointments I’ve had in the past have always worked out to something better.” How often does Marilyn paint now? “All the time,” she says. “And when I’m not painting, I’m thinking about it.” She loves living in North Idaho because it has “the most wonderful places! God has created such beauty in North Idaho, and I want to paint it all.” Before she begins each painting,
Marilyn takes the time to pray. Her faith is an important part of her work and who she is. She likes her work to be impressionistic. She doesn’t like her paintings to look like photographs. Rather, Marilyn prefers her work to be open for people to think about. She explains that she sometimes paints a piece two or three times just to loosen it up and experiment with color. As Marilyn shares her life story, she exclaims through sincere surprise, “Jeez! I guess I’ve done a lot!” She doesn’t see herself as extraordinary, though. She doesn’t know that both her art and her life are an inspiration. She says simply, “If I can inspire anyone, that’s what I like to do. The older I get, the less important it is to be prominent. I love art. I love people and I love my family.”
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She enjoys being part of a team that supports her and loves competing and hearing her teammates cheer her on. While Emily has learned much about track and field, she is also grateful to her coaches who have taught her the importance of positive self-talk. “A coach of mine passed away about two summers ago. His name was Bill Boggs, and he would always tell us to think positively when we compete, and that has always stuck with me throughout my entire high school career,” she said. Emily also cites a quote that has stuck with her that she heard some time ago. “Your body hears everything your mind says.” “I truly believe that, because we often don’t realize how much our thoughts affect our actions. I wouldn’t be here today without the help of my loving and supportive family and coaches.”
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Senior Levi Haen has been playing baseball since he was just 4 years old, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. “I am still undecided on what college I want to go to, but I do plan on playing baseball in college,” said Levi. He moved from Walla Walla to Coeur d’Alene four years ago and lettered in varsity baseball as a sophomore, but Levi shares that it wasn’t an easy transition initially. “One of the biggest challenges I had was moving here in 2014 and having to play with kids that I didn’t know and who had grown up together,” said Levi. “I overcame this challenge by showing my baseball skills and by putting myself out there.” It paid off. Levi has been on the varsity team for three years while also maintaining above a 3.0 GPA. He also appreciates the friendships
he has made over the last few years. “The thing I most enjoy about baseball is bonding with my teammates, because, although I didn’t know them five years ago, they are now pretty much family to me.” His career plans include becoming a nutritionist as well as a personal trainer. “Health is a huge problem we have in America, and that is one thing that I want to help change. I also enjoy helping others reach their personal goals,” said Levi. He is grateful to his coach who has taught him a lesson that he will carry with him through life: “Failure isn’t what defines you; it’s what you do after that defines you,” said Levi.
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FROM THE ASHES SETTLERS CREEK WELCOMES NORTH IDAHO’S PREMIER BARBECUE EVENT BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
his definitely isn’t your average Sunday cookout in the back yard. Meat lovers, prepare yourselves for a barbecue like you’ve never experienced before. You won’t want to miss this American smoked and fired foods adventure coming to Settlers Creek this summer. From the Ashes was born from two tragic events, according to Wendi Haught, co-owner for the event planning and production company Framework Meetings and event planner for From the Ashes. “After the barn fire at Settlers Creek last year, another food friend of mine in South Carolina, Anthony DiBernardo, had a fire at his restaurant early last fall, as well. One had equipment, the other had a venue, and so we got them on a call to talk about how we may be able to assist them in recovering from their fires from a business standpoint,” she says. “The concept of taking their love for smoked and fired foods out on the road was discussed, but with the amazing beauty of our area and the fantastic venue options available at Settlers Creek, we decided it would be powerful to have this event here in our own back yard in Idaho. We’ve had the date and event planning underway since September 2017, and we are so happy the public support and excitement over the event has been so contagious!” Founder of Tastes of North Idaho, a nonprofit Facebook food group dedicated to supporting small local food-related businesses and owners, Ron Borg was approached by Wendi regarding the huge event being
planned at Settlers Creek, as she and the owners of Settlers Creek, Chris and Gabe Varela, were looking for a nonprofit group to donate the event’s proceeds to. As Ron says, “We are a nonprofit group, but our focus is to help other groups in need. So we asked that instead of receiving the money if we could be part of the event and help pick a recipient. And in the end, that is what happened, and we chose Kootenai Humane Society.” Saturday, July 14, 11am to 8pm, nationally recognized pitmasters from across the country will gather in Coeur d’Alene at Settlers Creek where they will showcase the best of the best in American barbecue. From brisket and whole hog to pork butt and ribs, paired with traditional and not-so-ordinary side dishes, the pitmaster stations are sure to impress at this summer celebration! Bill Hilbish, executive chef at Settlers Creek, has put together an incredible team of local and regional food and beverage partners for the event. Visiting pitmasters include: Anthony DiBernardo, owner/pitmaster of Swig & Swine in Charleston, South Carolina; Jean-Paul Bourgeois, executive chef of Blue Smoke in New York City, New York; Laura Loomis, pitmaster at Two Bros. BBQ Market in San Antonio, Texas; and Jason Dady, executive chef and owner of Jason Dady Restaurant Group in San Antonio, Texas.
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As Ron says, “The highlight of the event, I feel, will be the diverse group of pitmasters from around the country ... even Idaho. Locally we have Daryl Kunzi of Drummin’ Up BBQ and Brad Peugh of BOHICA smoke representing Idaho with our emerging Pacific Northwest food flavors.” Wendi states that it has been a pleasure to work with this particular group of guest pitmasters and local chefs and producer-partners. “The amount of time each of them make in order to share their food, their food stories and connections with each other is completely inspiring. They are building their own intertwined community through their engagement with From the Ashes, and that is so remarkable to witness.” In addition to the pitmaster stations for sampling the various barbecue styles and accompaniments, the event will also feature some of Idaho’s favorite area culinarians leading an “Application Station” where guests can connect with local chefs to learn new ways to prepare these primal cuts of smoked and fired foods. Chefs include Andy Buffington of Hiro’s
BBQ, Jesse Nickerson of Bistro on Spruce, Tony Shields of Left Coast Fusion, Chris White of Cosmic Cowboy Grill and Teresa Whitney of Sysco Spokane. Along with the mouth-watering food offerings, you have the opportunity to sip regional craft beers and wines. There will also be activities, games and entertainment throughout the day. Families are invited to eat, sip and enjoy a beautiful North Idaho summer’s day at Settlers Creek. In attendance will also be five nationally known food and adventure bloggers from Maine, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and Florida. “We are working with the Idaho Department of Commerce and Idaho Preferred to take them around North Idaho to experience some of what we all love about our area,” Wendi explains. “Each of these guests has a tremendous online following, so we are looking forward to having them help us get the word out about the amazingly talented food and beverage professionals we have in our area!
THE CONCEPT OF TAKING THEIR LOVE FOR SMOKED AND FIRED FOODS OUT ON THE ROAD WAS DISCUSSED, BUT WITH THE AMAZING BEAUTY OF OUR AREA AND THE FANTASTIC VENUE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT SETTLERS CREEK, WE DECIDED IT WOULD BE POWERFUL TO HAVE THIS EVENT HERE IN OUR OWN BACK YARD IN IDAHO.
Tickets are priced $29 for adults (ages 21 and older) and includes full food access and one beer/wine tasting ticket; $25 for adults (ages 13 and older) and includes full food access and non-alcoholic beverages; $15 for youth (ages 5 through 12); $83 family ticket package (includes two adult and two youth tickets). Tickets can be purchased online at FromTheAshesIdaho.com or on site at Settlers Creek, located at 5803 West Riverview Drive, the day of the event. “One of the wonderful things about this event is Wendi has allowed me to reach out to our local Idaho small businesses and get them involved in this event in many ways,” says Ron. “We will
see local chefs, local farms, vineyards, cider and brewery companies and more all participating in this event.” “The most humbling part of this event’s journey,” states Wendi, “has been the incredible interest and support from those in our own backyard—the local food growers, producers and culinarians are as excited as we are about getting their delicious products in front of such a powerful groundswell in the nation’s awareness of our beautiful state and the bounty it has to offer.”
“One of the wonderful things about this event is Wendi has allowed me to reach out to our local Idaho small businesses and get them involved in this event in many ways,” says Ron. “We will see local chefs, local farms, vineyards, cider and brewery companies and more all participating in this
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elodee Bryan-Metzmaker dropped out of high school three times—not because of academic challenges, but personal ones.
“My home life was difficult,” she said. “It wasn’t easy to go to school, no matter what kind of school I tried.” It finally became too hard to manage school along with the rest of her life, she said. Not completing high school was a major point of insecurity, especially because she had always been considered “academically gifted” and enjoyed learning. The lack of a diploma was also an obstacle holding her back. “It was something I didn’t like about myself. It made getting a job harder,” Bryan-Metzmaker said. Originally from Michigan, Bryan-Metzmaker moved to Idaho last year. Her life was more stable than ever, she said, and she decided to try once again to get her GED—this time, through the Adult Education Center (AEC) at North Idaho College. AEC is a program designed for individuals 16 years of age and older who have withdrawn from public school and want assistance to prepare for the GED Test. The center also serves adults who have graduated but want to upgrade their basic skills. Tuition is free, and most materials are provided. Students are allowed to progress at their own pace, and small-group instruction helps them to achieve individual goals. The instruction and support that Bryan-Metzmaker received at NIC made all the difference, she said. She attended every class she could and engaged in class discussions, which helped her to absorb
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“There wasn’t so much pressure that it made my anxiety so bad that I didn’t want to go,” she said. “It was a welcoming atmosphere.”
Bryan-Metzmaker said she plans to study American sign language at NIC and then transfer to a four-year college.
At almost 20 years old, Bryan-Metzmaker has earned her GED. Not only has it improved her education and job opportunities, she said, but it’s changed the way she sees herself.
“I’m hard of hearing myself,” she said. “I have communication issues. ASL has been something that opened doors for me and made communicating with others much easier.”
“Since getting my GED, I’ve been more confident in everything I do,” she said. “I’m excited for the future.”
Earning her GED isn’t Bryan-Metzmaker’s only recent accomplishment: She was the student speaker at the GED graduation ceremony held May 3 at NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.
Donna Beggs, NIC Silver Valley Center Adult Education instructor, said Bryan-Metzmaker has been an “exemplary student” as well as a leader. “Along with her desire to learn, she also has an interest in helping others and has volunteered to work with other math students through peerassisted learning,” Beggs said. “She’s an awesome
She said that while she was a little nervous about delivering a speech, she’s eager to express what the GED program has done for her. “I’m proud of it,” she said. “I’m excited to show that I enjoyed the GED program and that it changed my life.”
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If it’s path two, they’re really toxic to your life, and you need to do everything you can to cleanse that relationship. That could be working through the issue through therapy or counseling. Or you could just do your best to cut them out of your life and never look back. By the way, if you’re not doing this on social media, you should be. Unfollow the people who make your blood boil.
I can understand that this all sounds great in principle, but execution is much harder. That’s normal. The underlying histories and complications make everything a lot more challenging. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. The best course of action that you can take from here is to get to a place where you are mentally comfortable with taking care of yourself first. Consider all of your choices and actions from the perspective of, “I’ll be better at helping everyone else if I just do this for me first.” Just thinking that way will make you feel a lot better about things. Then start taking small actions toward making those self-care and self-interested things a reality. The underlying bonus here is that when you can do those things without guilt, you will become better at all of the things you were afraid of losing track of or feeling guilty about not fulfilling. You’ll do them with more vigor and energy that all of the people in your life will be much better off than they were when you were seemingly unselfish.
Cardio Junkies at Barre? IT’S TRUE! IT’S THAT ADDICTIVE! BY JENNIFER WIGLESWORTH
hat does it mean to be a “cardio junkie”? It could be that runner who wakes up religiously, every morning at 5am, to get in their daily run. Or maybe it’s that spinner who reserves their spinning bike at the gym, weeks in advance, to ensure they receive their hour of daily spin. Another example might be that swimmer who always takes that extra lap, beyond the hours of training, to simply test their endurance. The examples are endless. Anything that raises the heart rate to challenge one’s body in a cardiovascular way is considered a cardio workout. A cardio junkie is basically one who loves their workout to the point that it becomes a part of who they are—it takes it to the next level. Barre, a.k.a. “the dancer’s workout,” is most commonly known for the power of its isometric strength training. Although this conception is absolutely true, clients are discovering that cardio can also be found during a barre workout. The single repetitions that bring the heart rate from rest to rise in a cardiovascular way are just one of the ways barre workouts are bringing it. High-low interval training with squats, plies and slides are additional ways. Barre workouts most definitely go beyond isometric strength training, but could these workouts be cardio-junkie worthy? To be cardio-junkie worthy, one might say it must position the person within the workout to an almost addictive state. The cardiovascular workout becomes a be-all, end-all, everyday part of one’s life. The cardio workout is something not only craved but also something one can’t get
enough of and for some, as mentioned, begins to define a part of who they are. So, is it possible for those who work out at barre studios to expect to achieve cardio-junkie status? Of course, the answer lies in the one doing the workout, but most of those who have experienced it would answer “yes.” Not all barre studios are the same, but most have developed classes that allow for a more intense cardio portion of class. As mentioned before, sometimes these are the singles sets and other times these are intervaltraining exercises. Depending on the studio, the level of cardio varies. One cannot compare the cardiovascular results of barre workouts against any of the aforementioned ones and expect relatable results, however, one can compare a similar “addiction,” likened to the junkies of typical cardiovascular workouts, to the barre workouts. Barre workouts are becoming popular because they achieve results. And, because they achieve results, barre clients actually have become dedicated “junkies.” All in all, there are cardio junkies at barre. Although not the typical junkies chasing after out-of-breath, repetitive, high-intensity workouts, barre clients are challenged, motivated and resultoriented. Barre provides the high-intensity, lowimpact, cardiovascular workout that many have become addicted to. If it’s not part of a client’s daily routine, it’s definitely part of one’s lifestyle. With this kind of dedication and addiction, there are most definitely cardio junkies at the barre.
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hen a woman enters the time of life when her cycle ceases (menopause), it is supposed to be a time unlike any other in her life. It is much different than what we typically experience. It is akin to a rite of passage. It is a time when in earlier history, she is considered the "wise woman." Her accumulated knowledge and experience is treasured and respected. It is a time of settling into contentedness, enjoying family and reaping the rewards of years of hard work. Today, it is more like a dreaded time. Because of the common symptoms of menopause—hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, memory and concentration challenges (referred to as "Mind-Misconnect")—most women don't look forward to this time. They do everything they can to pretend they're not maturing. Aesthetically, that's OK. It's wonderful that we have such an array of anti-aging products and procedures that enable us to hold on to our youthful look much longer than we could in the past. But the symptoms? We just can't do anything about them! They're inevitable. Or are they? The answer: "No. They are not inevitable." They have become so common that we think it's normal but in fact is a symptom of an out-of-balance system. Those who don't experience the common symptoms simply don't talk about it. They're not going to boast that they missed their cycle and they're not having hot flashes! It just tapers off (with a little chaotic cycling first), and it's done. Nothing to remark about. That's the good news! If you are peri-menopausal (going through the process), there is much you can
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lbert DeBaene is a mountain of a man who sits at a desk most of the day. At 29 years of age, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing well over 400 pounds, Albert was at a crossroads in his life. diabetes and heart disease were possible futures for the Coeur d’Alene resident if he didn’t start making serious lifestyle changes.
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“I had no idea,” he said. “I didn’t feel right, and I knew something was off. My test results surprised me.”
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The truth is, Albert was a like a lot of people— overweight, eating poorly and not thinking about the long-term consequences such as diabetes or having a heart attack or stroke. More than 8 million people in the United State have undiagnosed diabetes, and one in three adults are pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association. The test results made Albert spring into action. He opted to treat the disease with daily medication, healthy eating and exercise. He also signed up for a diabetes management class at Heritage Health, which delivers education in a group setting with other patients. “I’ve lost 35 pounds,” he said. “And I am not done. I will never be 200 pounds. I am a big man and I want to be healthy. I am hoping to weigh 260 or 270 pounds.”
“Albert really embraced the class and what we were teaching,” said Mike Szymanski, a family nurse practitioner with Heritage Health. “It was a bonus for the other patients who also benefited from his enthusiasm and questions.”
Szymanski coaches his patients to exercise 30 minutes a day, including dancing to songs and walking whenever possible. “People should look at exercise as their daily medicine,” he said. “It’s so, so important to be active. Exercise and proper nutrition can reverse diabetes, and we can get people off their medications.” Szymanski said Albert’s success is a result of his determination to beat diabetes. “Through his healthy diet and weight loss, I would say his diabetes is in remission,” said Szymanski. “He has done an amazing job.”
The six-week course delivers education about a healthy diet, exercise and weight loss, and how diabetes damages the body over time. “I learned a lot in these classes,” Albert said. “It gave me the tools to change my habits, and I figured out that I liked healthier foods, too.” One of his favorite recipes is spaghetti using zucchini noodles instead of traditional pasta. “They taste just as good without the carbohydrates and the calories,” he said. “Eating healthy takes a little more work, but it’s worth it.” Heritage Health uses shared medical appointments
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All You Need Is Love Three families who heeded the call to adopt BY JANI GONZALEZ PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE DALE FAMILY AND THE BROWNING FAMILY. PHOTOS OF THE WALLACE FAMILY BY ASHLY MONTORO PHOTOGRAPHY.
he plight of medically needy orphans around the globe is a crisis few are aware of. In particular, Ukraine upholds antiquated and overburdened systems where developmentally delayed children are institutionalized in state orphanages where they are often neglected and abused. In 2017, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) reported that 2.7 million children are in residential care (group homes or institutions). Of those, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia had the highest populations of children in this type of care. They estimate that there are 140 million orphaned children globally, some of whom have living parents. It's a crisis that goes unnoticed and is challenging as international adoption laws have created a maze of agencies and applications for families to overcome. But through concerned individuals and certain nonprofits, some of these children are finding homes. Reece's Rainbow is one of those nonprofits. The national organization began in 2006 as a way to promote awareness of orphaned children with Down syndrome and has expanded to include all children with medical needs. They provide information about the adoption process both domestically and internationally. They also provide grants to families adopting and host a fund for donations. The three families featured here decided to adopt children from Ukraine after feeling a bond with a child seen on a social post. All three also came across Reece's Rainbow in their research.
“Kya’s health issues became normal,” said Laura. “There were acute illnesses where we went on autopilot, but we got so used to it that we thought about caring for a child like her.” They first became foster parents and adopted their eldest son, Nathanial, and their youngest son, Aiden. Aiden was born with hydrocephalus from which he is mentally and physically impaired. He was 2 ½ months old when they began fostering him; he weighed 7 pounds. When the option to adopt arose, Laura said there was no question. “It was an instantaneous feeling to say ‘yes,’” she said.
The Dales: Room to Love More Laura Dale of Rathdrum, Idaho, has been fundraising to adopt two medically fragile children from Ukraine. She's been fundraising since February 2017 by selling anything from hand-sewn children's clothing to hand-dipped chocolate caramels. But the Dales' story starts more than a decade before when she and her husband, Jonathan, decided to fost-adopt. Their second child, Kya, was born with chronic health issues. She was nonverbal and required constant care, which eventually became normal for the Dales, who had one other child at the time. In spite of their daughter’s medical issues, they wanted to expand their family but struggled with infertility.
Later that year in 2011, their daughter passed away from her health condition, but Laura looks back at the opportunities Kya gave them. “Her issues were so complicated … [but] she gave us the tools we needed to help other kids.” They focused on caring for Aiden and raising their two other sons, now adults. With only Aiden, now 7 years old, to care for, Laura again thought about helping children like him. “He will not progress beyond infant status and is not hard to take care of unless he gets sick,” she said.
FEATURE STORY After seeing a video of a medically needy child in Eastern Europe, Laura thought she would advocate. “I wanted to show these kids aren’t scary—they just want someone to love them,” she said. Her research led her to Reece’s Rainbow where she began advocating by posting on behalf of “Clarence,” a 4-year-old boy institutionalized in what’s called a “baby house.” Often, children may be moved to an adult institution as young as age 5, in which case their life expectancy drops to about a year. The Dales watched Clarence's video repeatedly and decided to adopt. “People ask, ‘Why aren’t you adopting domestically?’” Laura said. “In Eastern Europe, kids with special needs are pushed into institutions. Even physicians don’t know how to treat these kids with conditions like malnutrition.” In the midst of their fundraising, her husband fell in love with “Aria” from a video Laura saw on social media. “[Aria] was throwing things around her crib like our daughter had; I sent [the video] to him, and he said, 'When do we get her?'” The cost of one adoption is at minimum $28,000. Adopting Aria will cost $13,000, but the Dales are nearing their goal and hope to visit Ukraine to finalize the adoption this summer. Even once finalized, they are required to return two more times before bringing their children home. “You really expose yourself as a person. Many people don't understand the costs,” Laura said. “It's been important for me to work for it—to take the time [fundraising)]. Some people have
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CHARRISSA BROWNING ECHOED THE SENTIMENT: “ADOPTION IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING.” paid twice what I was asking for, and that helps me get to where I’m going.” The Brownings: Growing a Big Family Charrissa Browning and her husband Phillip, of Port Orchard, Washington, already had a big family when their sixth child, Justus, was born with Down syndrome in 2009. As an infant, he underwent open-heart surgery. Once he had recovered, Charrissa started researching Down syndrome and came across Reece's Rainbow and was immediately drawn to the children listed on the site. “Down syndrome is such a personal thing for us. I read profile after profile and couldn't believe the difference between my child and the photos online,” she said. In June of 2010, the Brownings decided to adopt two children from Ukraine—a boy Maxim and a girl Ivana. Both were around 5 years of age at the time and in the same institution. To raise their adoption fees, Charrissa sold things, fundraised on her blog and hosted a silent auction. They were able to adopt Max just before he turned 6, before he was moved to an adult facility. “It's a place with a mixed population of individuals with mental and health conditions.
Once there, children have an 80-percent chance of dying because of neglect and also abuse from other patients. It's also more difficult to adopt once they're transferred,” Charrissa explained. Their daughter, Ivana, has Down syndrome, and like their son, Justus, had needed heart surgery after birth—except she had never received the proper care. Ivana was born with a hole in her heart and had been relinquished by her parents. It's a miracle she survived the years she did before they adopted her, Charrissa said. “When we met her, her head was shaved, she weighed 20 pounds and wore clothing sized for 18- to 24-month-olds. She was in a laying room where all they did was sleep or lay in a communal crib—like a playpen,” Charrissa said. “When we met the orphanage's director, he saw the difference between our son and the others and even remarked on that.” Ivana was not only suffering from her condition, she was also dehydrated. During their stay, the Brownings were allowed two visits per day and began sneaking her juice and snacks to build her strength. “It was heartbreaking because some of the children realized that ours were coming home,” Charrissa said. “We'll always have a passion; it's
an overwhelming need.” In December 2010, they brought home Max and Ivana, now 13 and 12, and they immediately began to thrive. That first year with three new children with special needs was a difficult one, but they relied on their faith to help them through. “God called us to this. We had to rely on a strength that was bigger than us,” she said. The Wallaces: Fulfilling the Desire to Give a Child a Home Andrea and Matt Wallace always knew they wanted to adopt. Although they already had a large family—eight children with seven at home between the ages of 3 and 17—they had been foster parents in Washington. When they moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, however, the state's foster system did not allow them to continue fostering because of their family size. After the rejection, a friend of Andrea's referred her to Reece's Rainbow. Once she got more involved in the online adoption community, she learned about the plight of orphaned children with medical needs. “It's such an eye opener to see the neglect and abuse that goes on,” Andrea said.
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One day, in her social news feed, a video posted showed a 15-year-old boy, Dima, with cerebral palsy. The post was from Maya's Hope, another online nonprofit that advocates for orphaned children. Andrea knew he was the one, and the family has been learning about their future adoptive son and brother through the organization for the past year and a half. “I saw the video and felt that was the child we needed to help,” Andrea said. Her family required little convincing. “They're excited to help give a family to someone. They've been a part of the process and have seen the challenges.” International adoption is not without its challenges. Because of delays in the process beyond their control, some of the paperwork they had filed expired, causing a cascade of expirations for other work filed as well. Andrea has raised money by selling her crochet work at the farmers market and online plus raffling a friend's quilt. In addition, they have taken a personal loan to cover the costs and have a family sponsorship on Reece's Rainbow where donors can contribute.
“THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS WHO ARE ALONE IN THIS WORLD,” ANDREA SAID. “IF YOU'RE RELIGIOUS, PRAY. IF NOT, THINK ABOUT IT. TRY TO DONATE OR SPONSOR—THINK OF WAYS TO HELP.”
The Wallace's are days away from hearing whether they are cleared for travel to finalize the adoption. How to Help Not everyone can change a child's life through adoption, but they can still make a difference by supporting organizations and families who adopt. Donations don't have to be financial. Friends can donate time or offer clothes and supplies as they would with a new baby. Or, sponsor a child on social media by posting their story. “There are a lot of kids who are alone in this world,” Andrea said. “If you're religious, pray. If not, think about it. Try to donate or sponsor— think of ways to help.” Charrissa Browning echoed the sentiment: “Adoption is not for everyone, but everyone can do something.”
The Wallaces know that their future son has some developmental delays and a language barrier but are prepared to welcome and care for him.
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For weekday meals, try one of the many online delivery services. BlueApron and Hello Fresh are just two of the more popular services, but there are many out there. Do your research and try them out! These time-saving and fresh meals will help free up time during the week to get more done around the house. • Don’t go at it alone. You can’t be expected to do it all on your own. Assign your children chores that are appropriate for their age. Set a good example and turn off the TV and have everyone do their chores at the same time. You’ll be amazed at how quickly things are accomplished when working as a team! • Don’t expect perfection. We all want to live in a clean, orderly place, but sometimes that is not the reality. Accept the fact that some rooms may not be exactly how you would like them. After all, there are memories waiting to be made! • Make your weekend plans ahead of time. It’s easy to decline invitations and put off the fun things when we think we just have too much to do on the weekends. Try planning ahead and schedule activities so that you are more likely to follow through. When the weekend is over, you will be glad you did! Of course, there is also the caveat of planning too much. Be intentional in what you choose to do and be true to you and your family with your time.
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• Take a break from work. With the advancement of technology, many of us tend to “just do a quick check of our work email” over the weekend. But as many know, one thing can lead to another and before we know it we are working on a proposal, doing research, emailing clients and more. If need be, turn off notifications for the weekend and take away any temptation you have that may draw you into the work mode. If you work from home, keep the computer off and out of sight. Focus on what is important in that moment—you, your family and friends. Weekends should be time to relax and rejuvenate, but the reality is they have turned into a whirlwind for many. Be intentional with how you are spending your time, plan ahead and by all means give yourself permission to relax and enjoy yourself!
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WEEKENDER TRIPS TO SATISFY THE SOUL BY COLIN ANDERSON
e can’t always get away on a full weeklong vacation, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find a long weekend in which to explore a new destination. Take an extra day or two off this summer and check out one of our favorite places for a long weekend getaway. Missoula, Montana Millions of people travel to Western Montana each summer, and Missoula is the perfect spot from which to explore. Glacier National Park lies just two and a half hours north, but if you don’t want to make the drive and fight the crowds, a trip down the Bitterroot Valley or up to Flathead or Seeley Lake will leave you speechless. Back in town the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers all offer ample opportunities for a leisurely float in a tube or raft. Avid fly fishermen come from all around in search of monster rainbows, browns and cut throat, and there are several shops that supply guides and local river conditions for those who want to go at it alone. Downtown Tonight happens Thursday evenings and brings together local food trucks and caterers, live music and a beer and wine garden featuring locally made offerings. It’s adjacent to the city’s trail system, and visitors can watch kayakers and surfers ride Brenan’s wave or take a stroll up and down the riverbank. The ‘M’ Trail is a moderately difficult hike, mostly due to elevation, that offers a great view of the entire Missoula valley from the top. After a long day out exploring you can relax at one of the city’s many fine breweries. Big Sky, Bayern and Kettle House are pioneers in the craft beer revolution and are now joined by Highlander, Draught Works and Big Burn in the ever-expanding industry. Big Sky offers a summer outdoor concert series that includes The Barenaked Ladies, Avett Brothers and Luke Bryan, among others. Kettlehouse also opened its own amphitheatre along the Blackfoot River and welcomes The Flaming Lips, Primus and Sheryl Crow. The relaxed vibe of a college town, long summer evenings and bounty of outdoor activities will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Coulee Dam, Washington The Columbia River carves through the state, and with the installment of the Grand Coulee Dam,
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hundreds of miles of shoreline are available for folks to explore. Start your trip with an up-close look at one of the largest power generators in the entire country. Five hundred and fifty feet high and more than 5,200 feet in length, the dam took most of a decade to construct. According to the National Parks Service, there is enough concrete poured that you could build a road from Seattle to Miami with the material. The visitor center is open just about every day, and 50-minute guided tours are available on the hour starting at 10am May through Labor Day. The building of the dam created Lake Roosevelt, which stretches some 150 miles from Grand Coulee to up near the Canadian border. The best way to see this amazing area is by boat. Tow yours with you or look to rent
from marinas found along different points of the lake. Couples or families can also rent highend houseboats on trips ranging from three to seven nights. Some boats are up to 80-feet long, contain five bedrooms, Jacuzzis, outdoor barbecue, satellite TV and everything else you would expect at a fine hotel or vacation rental. For those without a vessel, tent and RV camping can be found at nearby Spring Canyon Campground and dozens of other locations as you travel along the water. There are plenty of beaches for kids to splash and play, and Central Washington typically gets more than 300 days of sunshine each year. You’ll find open space, quiet and plenty of places to dip your toes on this relaxing getaway. Walla Walla, Washington No need to fly to Napa Valley to experience
some of the best wines in the country. The exploding popularity of Washington wines has created a wine mecca in Walla Walla like no other. Found seemingly in the middle of farmlands in the far southeast corner of the state, first-time visitors are surprised to see a town of such rich history and sophistication. While wine has always been a primary focus of visitors to the region, there are now 120 wineries located in town and the surrounding valleys. While it might sound overwhelming on where to start, there are several local resources to help plan the perfect tasting day for your group. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance (WallaWallaWine.com) breaks down wineries by region and offers many suggested tour routes. For those wanting to stay on foot, book a room at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel. Downtown is packed with dozens of tasting
rooms meaning you won’t have to stroll but a block or two before you find your next stop. Many wineries are located on the outskirts of town and have created large beautiful rooms overlooking vineyards and the surrounding hills. Shuttle companies can taxi you between several locations in town cars, limousines or even party buses so you won’t have to worry about driving. Some of the more unique locations include a winery with an adjacent 5-hole golf course you can play while you sip, the old school house and tasting rooms brought to life in converted airplane hangars. You’ll find everything from ultra casual to formal reservations only. By the end of the trip you’ll have found a new appreciation for one of Washington’s biggest industries and most likely a case or two coming back with you to enjoy the rest of the summer.
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Now’s the Time to Try Something New! By Jillian Chandler
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning new ways to get outside and take in all that the surrounding area has to offer! From sports to spelunking and everything in between, there’s no getting bored while enjoying time in the great outdoors. What are you waiting for?
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So you haven’t picked up a bat since your college days or shot hoops since you played with Dad as a kid. Don’t stress! It’s never too late to get back in the game, and summer is just the time to do it. Local organizations and recreation departments offer everything from softball, basketball and volleyball leagues to biking and running groups. It’s a great way to burn a few calories while spending time with friends and meeting new ones. And like when you were young, it’s all about having fun—though a little competition never hurt anyone.
This is where you live, work and play. You may think you’ve been everywhere and know everything about your city, but … have you ever really ventured out not knowing where it might lead to? Now is the time to really get exploring and discover what’s off the beaten path. If you don’t know where to start, play tourist for a day. You can pick up a brochure at the local visitors center that lists the best places to see and activities to do and start your journey there. Go it alone or bring family or friends. It’s sure to be an educational and fun adventure.
Summer is the prime time for fun runs, 5ks, marathons, triathlons, swimming events and much more! If you’ve never experienced the joy and satisfaction of competing in—and completing—an endurance race, it is a feeling that can be compared to no other. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or a novice, it’s time to get training. The best way to accomplish what you’ve started is by starting off small with a shorter race. Once you’ve undertaken your first competition, keep training, and by the end of summer, you’ll be ready to conquer a more intense event.
Whether you’re young or just young at heart, exploration is ingrained in our nature. That sense of wonder never leaves us as we grow older, and what better way to feed this sense of wonderment than through spelunking. For those unfamiliar with the term, essentially, spelunking—also referred to as caving—is for the adventurous, as you’ll be exploring caves. It is important to not only be cautious but to go into this adventure prepared. Equipment such as a helmet, bright flashlight, hiking boots and first aid kit are strongly recommended, and it’s best to bring a friend along.
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Sampling Spokane CITY SHAPING UP AS CULINARY DESTINATION BY COLIN ANDERSON PHOTOS BY LAUREN DENOS
hen I left the suburbs of Minnesota at the age of 18 for the mountains of Western Montana, I knew I had my life figured out. Who didn’t their first three months of officially becoming an adult? I was going to get a degree in journalism, do sports talk radio and live out my days casting flies in the Bitterroot Valley in summer and riding snow-capped peaks all winter long. Then along came a girl from small-town Idaho. Things started looking serious and after four years of dating, she informed me she was going to pursue a graduate degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane. I’d only been to the Lilac City for a couple of concerts and to use the airport, and the idea of leaving Montana wasn’t my favorite at the time. She enrolled and I stayed put for a year, pouting mostly about leaving what I’d come to call my new home. When it eventually became clear that to make the relationship work I would need to move, I reluctantly packed up my few belongings, rented a U-Haul and committed to living in a state I had never spent more than a day in. Eleven years later I find myself loving my life as a Spokanite and have a hard time seeing myself living anywhere else. Over the past two decades the city has transformed and flourished, and the energy around town is nearing an all-time high. Since Gonzaga’s improbable run to the Elite 8 in 1999, the University has more than doubled its enrollment, and the recent addition of a University of Washington Medical School has given the city a youthful feel. In a downtown where entire blocks were abandoned not long ago, hotels, apartments, boutiques and eateries now dominate the old brick buildings. With investment in downtown, new small business owners and professional opportunities comes demand for more dining and entertainment options, and this is where Spokane is really starting to become its own destination. When I found myself here in the mid-2000s, there were just three breweries in town; only one distributed while the other two were nano
ON ANY DAY THROUGHOUT CRAVE! YOU’LL FIND THE MOST TALENTED LOCAL CHEFS AS WELL AS OTHERS FROM ACROSS THE BORDER IN IDAHO AND MONTANA. HEGSTED HAS EVEN INVITED GUEST CHEFS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS SAN FRANCISCO, ATLANTA, PHILADELPHIA AND VANCOUVER.
operations inside of restaurants that only served on site. Today there are more than two dozen, a thriving wine tasting scene, locally roasted coffee and an ever-evolving restaurant scene that is attracting James Beard nominees and Top Chef contestants to plant their roots in this evergrowing community. If you want a true taste of what the Spokane region has to offer in the way of incredible foods, look no further than the second annual CRAVE! Food and Drink Celebration, held July 12 through 15. While Spokane has no shortage of dining and tasting festivals, CRAVE! truly stands alone in the quality of the presentations, opportunities to learn from some of the top chefs in the region and from across the country, and the variety of tasting opportunities during the event. CRAVE! is the brainchild of one of the Spokane area’s most iconic chefs and restaurant owners—Adam Hegsted. A Pacific Northwest native, Hegsted graduated from Northwest Culinary Academy and Art Institute of Seattle. He is a James Beard regional semi-finalist and was invited to cook at the annual Beard Foundation Dinner, an honor that chefs from around the country strive for. He is owner of the Eat Good Group which has restaurants in Spokane that include the wildly popular Wandering Table and Gilded Unicorn and has also recently branched
into North Idaho with the openings of Farmhouse Kitchen and Silo Bar in Sandpoint and Republic Kitchen and Tap House in Post Falls. The group’s newest endeavor, Incrediburger & Eggs, offers very reasonably priced quick-serve burgers and breakfast sandwiches with unique twists on the classics. Having built connections with the restaurant community regionally and from his travels nationally, Hegsted knew it was time for Spokane to put its name out there and celebrate the great cooks and regional ingredients the area has to offer. On any day throughout CRAVE! you’ll find the most talented local chefs as well as others from across the border in Idaho and Montana. Hegsted has even invited guest chefs from as far away as San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Vancouver. As CRAVE! is a four-day event, you can expect variety and something different with each session. You can purchase tickets to a single event, multiple events or all-access VIP which gets you into every tasting and special post-event celebrations. CRAVE! kicks off Thursday, July 12 with a Seafood Bash. Dozens of stations will be set up both indoors and out at the CenterPlace Regional Events Center in Spokane Valley. Guests can wander from booth to booth and can sample from as many chefs as they so please, as often as they please. Once inside, your ticket gets you
Our taste buds are tingling unlimited sampling during the event of both food and drink, so there’s nothing additional to purchase during your session. Chefs prepare a dazzling array of tastes using fresh seafood as well as local trout and even sturgeon. Friday evening’s theme is Foods Around the World as chefs utilize regionally sourced ingredients in popular dishes from Europe, Asia and other far-off destinations. Grand Tasting events Friday and Saturday allow chefs the freedom to present their favorite bites, and locally made wine, beer and spirits are also available to pair with your delicious dishes. There are demonstrations you can attend, and live music will keep the energy up all weekend long. While the majority of the events are for those 21 and older, Sunday morning is a family friendly brunch theme, so if you are still hungry, bring the kids for a delicious finish to a great weekend of culinary celebration. Tickets to all events are on sale now with early bird rates currently available. Packages include individual sessions, multiple sessions or allinclusive all weekend access. You can purchase tickets, find out more
about lodging partners and see a list of participating restaurants at CraveNW.com. CRAVE! is a prime example of a town on the rise. Spokane is drawing its growing population from all walks of life. Young adults are checking out the multiple schools, young families are finding professional opportunities with affordable housing and empty nesters are leaving larger metropolitan areas for a more relaxed pace that still offers much of the entertainment, food and drink they are accustomed to. With rivers, lakes, parks and trails in and around town and mountains not far off in the distance, outdoor recreationalists are finding ample opportunity to explore while driving less than 90 minutes from their home. Being part of a citywide revitalization is exciting and something that should be celebrated. If you haven’t seen Spokane in some time, make CRAVE! your reason to see all that’s happening. You’ll be treated to incredible food and drink, beautiful summer weather and an opportunity to explore all the area has to offer. You’ll see why so many are making Spokane their new home.
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Mixed Greens and White Bean Salad with Cilantro, Lime and Avocado Dressing COURTESY OF THE CULINARY STONE PHOTO CREDIT: MARINA GUNN
Salad Ingredients: • 4 cups greens (we recommend arugula, romaine or spinach) • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved • ½ cup white beans, drained • Salt and pepper • Dill (optional)
Dressing Ingredients: • 1 ripe avocado • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped • ¼ cup CdA Olive Oil Mission EVOO • 1/8 cup CdA Olive Oil Lime EVOO • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar • ½ tsp. sea salt • ¼ cup water
Salad method: • Toss the greens, cherry tomatoes and white beans in a large salad bowl. • Drizzle the dressing on top to your liking. • Garnish with some fresh chopped dill and salt and pepper.
Dressing method: • Combine the avocado, cilantro, both EVOO flavors, white wine vinegar, sea salt and water in a blender. • Blend until creamy and fully combined. • Add salt to taste. Set aside.
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MoonTime & The Porch
By Jillian Chandler
Every Neighborhood Should be So Lucky Any local will tell you Moon Time is a very casual, comfortable place to hang out. It’s like its own community. There are customers who have been going there for more than 20 years who are still seeing the same staff who has been working there nearly or just as long. Friends and owners John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen have seen to it, since day one, that Moon Time gives their guests consistency. Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with excellent service and a familiar face has always been their goal. Guests get what they have come to expect. The menu, from the start, has featured unique and upscale pub food bringing a variety of items from many different cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the food. With Moon Time being a neighborhood favorite for Coeur d’Alene diners, John and Brad decided to bring a similar concept to the Hayden community and opened The Porch Public House in 2003. The Porch features many similar menu items to Moon Time, with some that are distinct to its locale. One big difference is that it offers a full bar and cocktails. At The Porch, the values are consistent with those implemented at Moon Time. The owners and staff have a relationship built on mutual respect and friendship. Their motto? Every neighborhood should be so lucky. And the Coeur d’Alene and Hayden community most certainly are.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.667.2331 WeDontHaveOne.com
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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT AND TAP HOUSE American fare with a twist. Ribs (pork or bison) smoked in house. Unique burger menu featuring burgers made from ground top sirloin, topped with pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or jalapenos. 32 beers on tap to enjoy while watching the game on one of their 24, 4K TVs.
601 E. Front St. Ste. 101 | Coeur d’Alene 208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com f SweetLousCDA
CALYPSOS COFFEE At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!
116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com
MAX AT MIRABEAU Find eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu, prime steaks, chops, seafood, salads, burgers and more than 100 other menu items at MAX, along with a wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails - a perfect match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, an award-winning a la carte brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the areas best bloody mary bar – starting at only $5 per person. Make your own at MAX! They offer live, rockin’ blues music on the weekends, private dining rooms, courtyard dining and more! Late night dining with a full menu is offered until close. Open daily at 6am. Photo by Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley 509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com
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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden 208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com
MOON TIME Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pubstyle atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music featuring national and local artists. For more information including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to visit their website. Photo by Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
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A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish and lobster.
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215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene 208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
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NATE’S NEW YORK PIZZA Authentic New York-style Pizzeria in Post Falls. They serve up the biggest pies in town including the famous 36” pizza challenge. Stop by on Wednesdays for an 18” pepperoni pizza for just $17 and select bottled beers are only $1.50! Don’t forget to try some of the best hot wings and stromboli in town. Stay and enjoy a beverage of choice or call ahead and take your pizza to go.
920 N. Hwy 41 | Post Falls 208.773.6697 | NatesNYPizza.com
FORTY-ONE SOUTH A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year round. Reservations recommended.
(208) 265-2001 ShogaSushi.com
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle 208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com
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SHOGA SUSHI BAR Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful waterfront and spectacular sunset views.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle 208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
MOONDOLLARS BISTRO Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers, accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio and full bar there is always something to keep customers coming back for more.
609 N. Syringa St. | Post Falls | 208.777.7040 5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum 208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com
ANGELO’S RISTORANTE “There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine. Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR 2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4-10pm.
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene 208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
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JUNIOR’S BBQ Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests are treated to big and bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in, take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed, and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad. Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.
Hayden | 85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. JuniorsBarbecue.com
TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and wild game processing are also available. Post Falls | 525 N Graffiti St.
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Rev Up Your Engines for a Weekend of Classic Cars It’s time for Car d’Lane
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER PHOTOS BY JAMIE SEDLMAYER
ather’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way is there to celebrate Dad than by treating him to a weekend filled with beautiful, shiny, classic cars?
Each June, 1980 and pre-80’s cars and trucks make their way to Downtown Coeur d’Alene for this enticing two-day event. This year marks Car d’Lane’s 28th anniversary, and it’s sure to be another memorable year for people of all ages, whether you are a car enthusiast or not! With all the amazing annual events in our area, it’s hard to imagine that the Car d’Lane cruise and car show is already celebrating its 28th run. The event continues to see more and more classic vehicles, and every year, rain or shine, the community comes out in droves to see these moving pieces of restored American muscle. As one of the bigger shows in the region, you’ll see collector plates from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, British Columbia and Alberta. Hotels and restaurants are filled with people wanting to take in the sights and sounds of Car d’Lane but also to experience the best time of year in North Idaho. Hosted by North Idaho Classics, the event has locals and tourists coming back year after year. The Friday night cruise is always a family favorite and will take you back in time. Remember those days when cruising was the “thing to do” each weekend? The festivities kick off Friday, June 15, 6 to 9pm, with the cruise downtown, where audiences will be treated to the sights and sounds of these beauties. You’ll want to get there early, or you’ll be making quite the hike from wherever you can find a parking spot. The route begins heading west on Lakeside starting at 8th Street. Cars then turn north on 4th Street for a few blocks before heading west again on Wallace. The cruise then heads south on 2nd Street before turning east on to Sherman and back to 8th Street. Be prepared to see some of the coolest rides in the west, and unlike many other shows, you’ll actually get to hear the engines firing up and see the cars slowly cruise by. For those wanting to get up close and personal with these treasured vehicles, don’t miss out on the Show and Shine Saturday, June 16,
The festivities kick off Friday, June 15, 6 to 9pm, with the cruise downtown, where audiences will be treated to the sights and sounds of these beauties. 8am to 4pm, where these cars and trucks will be on display on Sherman Avenue. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet the owners, ask questions, learn the history of these classics and, of course take a few pictures! It’s a fun time to be get an up-close look at the vehicles while owners are eager to share their stories. Whether you’re a seasoned mechanic or don’t even know how to change up your washer fluid, it promises to be fun for the whole family. You can show your kids the cars you drove as a teenager and watch them roll their eyes when you tell them you only paid a couple thousand bucks for that ride. Also, on Saturday, join in on a good time with Scot Bruce as Elvis Concert benefiting the Kootenai Paramedics’ efforts for Mano a Mano Bolivia. The top Elvis impersonator will perform in conjunction with the Car d’Lane Show on Saturday June 16 in McEuen Park starting at 2pm. After all, it would not be a car show without some good old rock ‘n roll! Tickets for this are $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.com or at the Car d’Lane event. This rest of the weekend’s events are free for all to attend. In addition to
the spectacular car show, there will also be a variety of vendors offering food and drink. It’s also a perfect opportunity to enjoy all that Downtown Coeur d’Alene has to offer. Shops, restaurants and more await, so you will be sure to want to make it a daylong adventure. Those interested in participating in this year’s event can register online. Cost for the Show and Cruise Pass is $30, Show Only Pass $25 and Cruise Only Pass is $15. Fifty percent of all cruise entry proceeds benefit local charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest, CASA, CDA Paramedic/ Mano a Mano Bolivia Partnership, Coeur d’Alene Food Bank, Disabled American Veterans, Hospice of North Idaho, Idaho Child Abuse Response, Idaho Youth Ranch & Anchor House, Inland Empire Veterans United, K27 Memorial, Kootenai County Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, North Idaho Violence Prevention Center, Specialized Needs Recreation and St. Vincent de Paul. To find out more about this year’s Car d’Lane or for those interested in participating, visit CdADowntown.com or call 208.415.0116.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS June
Sign the kids up at Fins and Feathers Tackle Shop for this year’s fishing derby! Free for all kids through age 17, age ranges will be broken up into three groups, with prizes awarded to everyone who catches a fish and something for all participants. Call 208.667.9304 to find out more.
Don’t miss out on the Emerge 5th Annual Pop Up Show, which will be held at the beautiful historic white House! Held Friday, June 8 at 5pm, they will be showcasing another incredible show featuring the area’s local rising talent. The event will also feature an outdoor stage, sculpture in the making, food trucks and more! EmergeCdA.com
Spend an afternoon at Coeur d’Alene City Park and Beach to enjoy some family fun featuring a fancy flea market and foodie fest noon to 6pm. There will be vendor booths, Kids’ Carnival with bounce houses, heritage and cultural displays, petting zoo, food court plus North Idaho “Bites” and more! Find out more by calling 208.667.2314 or visiting FamilyDayCdA.com.
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A Night in Italy
Artists Studio Tour
Join the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center for a gorgeous, authentic Italian evening featuring a traditional Italian family style dinner prepared by Chef Craig of Campo’s Cannolis & More, wine tasting and local cheese pairing, music show and dancing by Tony La Stella and musical tribute to our veterans. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local veterans. TheJacklinCenter.org
Don’t miss the sixth annual Coeur d’Alene Artist Studio Tour where you have the opportunity to visit local artists at work in their studios and get a glimpse into their creative process. Fine artwork will be on display and for sale including pottery, oil painting, jewelry, sculpture, metal art, drawings, acrylics, glass work and more. ArtsAndCultureCdA.org
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre presents Forever Plaid at the Salvation Army Kroc Center Theater June 14 through July 1. Performances are held Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm with Sunday matinee at 2pm. For ticket information, call 208.660.2958 or visit CdASummerTheatre.com.
United Way of North Idaho’s Awards Luncheon
Silver Mountain Xtreme Challenge This challenging enduro race on beautiful Silver Mountain in Kellogg offers participants steep, treed and rocky terrain with elevations reaching more than 6,100 feet. If you’d rather watch the action than race, there will be great spectator viewing of this event. Bring your whole family to join in on the fun! StixStonesOffRoad.com
Join United Way of North Idaho at the Hagadone Event Center as they recognize legacy donors, leading campaign companies, community care fund grant recipients and the nonprofit professional and volunteer of the year! Tickets are $35 per person and include catered lunch and dessert. To register to attend, visit UnitedWayOfNorthIdaho.org.
Birth & Baby Fair 2018 marks the first North Idaho Birth and Baby Fair. Held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds 10am to 5pm, this event will highlight Kootenai County’s birth and baby businesses, along with a main stage with discussions, panels and demonstrations from local professionals. Free samples, raffle drawings, coloring corner for kids and food vendors round out the event. Tickets are $5 at the door.
JULYAMSH AT KOOTENAI COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
IRONMAN 70.3 Athletes begin their day with 1.2-mile swim in the clear waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene, followed by the challenging 56-mile bike course boasting with turns and finish off with a 13.1-mile run that loops along the shores of the lake. The race finish is in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene, as hundreds of spectators cheer on the tri-athletes. IRONMAN.com
Looking AheadDON’T MISS
Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks Kick off the Fourth of July festivities by attending the fun family friendly parade downtown on Sherman Avenue at 10am and continue this day of celebration by heading to City Park where you’ll find entertainment and food vendors all day long, and end the night off right by watching an incredible fireworks show over Lake Coeur d’Alene at dusk. CdAChamber.com
ST. VINNY’S PARTY IN THE PARK
COEUR D’ALENE MAKER’S SUMMER MARKET
NIGHT UNDER THE STARS AT ELK POINT LODGE
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