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Life & Community

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Ride Again

New Skate Park


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• Patio and pergola: When you compare a paver-brick patio with a traditional wood deck, the advantages of the patio are very evident. Patios are easy for do-it-yourselfers to complete in a weekend or two, they’re less expensive to build and they’re easier to maintain and repair. You can also add a pergola to create a beautiful space for outdoor dining and entertaining. With the help of a rented post hole digger, you can have the posts in place before the snow flies.

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Ride Again... New skate park opens up in Coeur d’alene BY COLIN ANDERSON PHOTOS COURTESY OF NISPA


t’s impossible not to overlook the growth and change that’s currently reshaping the Coeur d’Alene area. Large hotels are going up, new housing developments are going in and older buildings downtown are being renovated for new offices, businesses and restaurants. The Four Corners Project reshaped the landscape and feel of downtown and the waterfront as locals and visitors approach from Northwest Boulevard. When the project was approved, many in the community were thrilled. The local skateboarding community, however, went into mourning as plans called for the elimination of the long-standing skate park. Luckily for them, the mourning was short lived. Through the help of a dedicated local organization, local businesses and many on the city council, a brand new skate park is now ready to accept riders of all level. Jay Olsen is a father, business owner and lifelong skateboarder. As a Coeur d’Alene resident for more than 20 years, he spent many days down at the original park. There he met riders of all ages and backgrounds and became fast friends with another local father and business owner, Ope Baker. While riding and talking, the friends noticed that the younger skaters didn’t’ really have a voice in the


community and decided that they could help provide one for them. They originally started a social media following and, in 2013, established The North Idaho Skate Park Association (NISPA). Early on, NISPA decided to rebrand skateboarding culture in the community. The group put on skate clinics, bike and skate demos at local elementary schools, and participated in community parades, all in an effort to show the positive effects of the sport. “We started finding like-minded people who saw the impact skateboarding had on their lives,” said Olsen. “It teaches you resilience, toughness and makes you a strong person because it’s hard to do.” Skateboarding is a draw not just for kids but for teens, 20-somethings and even working professionals and parents like Olsen and Baker. Having talked to many young riders over the years, Olsen found that many come from lowerincome households and many are really good kids just looking for a creative outlet outside of more mainstream teenage activities. These young people tend to bond together in what Olsen refers to as “the skate park affect.”



“You kinda become like a family. You keep trying a trick over and over, and when you finally land it, all your skate buddies are so excited for you, it’s awesome,” he said.

competitions. It’s also very aesthetically pleasing to those passing by who aren’t skateboarders. With a growing population of young families alongside empty nesters and recent retirees, the NISPA hopes that the new park will be a place that the late-teen and early-20s crowd can really rally behind.

Not wanting to lose the area’s only park, the North Idaho Skate Park Association began working with local businesses as well as the city council on a plan for a new park that would have multiple uses. The group’s commitment to civic engagement helped convince city leaders that a skate park is a vital part of the community, and a partnership was established.

“Skateboarding teaches you that when you fail you get back up again and again. It’s important for kids to get out there and help them find their own voice, especially if they are not traditional,” Olsen said.

“We are so appreciative, and what a pleasant experience to work with the City of Coeur d’Alene,” said Olsen. “They see the vision, understand the importance and see that it will elevate the community.” While the old park was put together in pieces without a real flow, the new park was designed by a professional skate park design company, Evergreen Skate Parks. It is set up to be user friendly, challenging enough for the Tony Hawks of the world while still easy to navigate for those just getting into the sport. There is flow between the different features allowing riders to get creative with their lines and movements instead of going back and forth in a straight line like the previous park. A large bowl feature is the focal point, with the connecting park and streetstyle obstacles presenting additional challenges. The park is also set up to be conducive to different events with a large crescent area and sidewalk around it where a stage, tents or judges’ booth can be set up for


The Skate Park is open to the public at no cost, and all are encouraged to attend the grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 6, sponsored by Raniel Diaz of Our Town CDA. Mayor Widmyer will be on hand for a ribbon cutting, and there will be local vendors, food trucks and Dutch Bros Coffee on site. There will be giveaways and raffles, and professional skateboarding legend Mike Vallely will be on hand to showcase his skills. A positive hip-hop group and three punk-rock bands will also be performing. With the park open, a huge project is wrapped up for Olsen and NISPA, but that doesn’t mean they are just going to hit the pause button and call it a day. “In the near future, we want to host more contests, more outreach programs and reach out to other communities around us, and that’s going to continue from here on out,” he said.

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ust a 45-minute drive from Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint is written about and praised in newspapers and magazines all across the country for its beauty, serenity, shopping and outdoor experiences. Visitors come from all over to experience this community. All one needs to do is experience the drive across the Long Bridge into Sandpoint to know just why it has been called the Most Beautiful Small Town in America by USA Today. The mountains and lake here are a welcoming sight. IThe holiday season is fast approaching, and many are planning their next vacation. Instead, why not make it a “staycation” and sit back and relax at the Idaho Club. Be sure to check out the premier vacation rental company in the area, Go Sandpoint (, the preferred booking agent for the exclusive development and golf course at The Idaho Club. Nestled along the fairways of the Jack Nicklaus designed course, each home offers all the finest amenities. Open floor plans allow you to spread out for easy interactions with family and friends, but you can also find privacy within the three, four and five-bedroom


homes. For those larger groups, which include corporate retreats, Go Sandpoint offers a six-bedroom, six-bath home for rent. Prepare a meal on top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and relax in your own private hot tub after a long day enjoying the outdoors, hiking the beautiful trails or strolling the local shops. Instead of a hotel wake-up call, rise to a beautiful sunrise as you watch out your back patio for deer, birds and other wildlife roaming the course and surrounding forest. At the Idaho Club, you can enjoy living life to the fullest whether you are golfing, hiking, recreating on the water or just need a beautiful setting to unplug and relax after a long day of skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. It’s a fabulous year-round retreat. Families and corporate executives have found it the perfect place to gather. And if you have friends and family coming to town to visit, this is the place they’ll want to stay. Nestled along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, it is just minutes to Sandpoint or picturesque Hope. With home sites that offer incredible views, privacy and access to many amenities, it is an escape to paradise.


With winter quickly approaching, The Lodges at the Idaho Club make a perfect getaway for families and friends. You will not only have privacy but a great deal of space to spread out and enjoy one another’s company. There’s plenty to do during these colder months, with homes that can accommodate up to 15 guests, and there are several floor plans available depending upon your party’s size. At Go Sandpoint, they specialize in vacation rentals, offering a gated community, Jack Nicklaus designed course for play, a marina and beach area for boating and swimming during the warmer months, and a private home that is professionally maintained and cared for. You can sit back and relax in your private hot tub and enjoy the mountains and privately wooded acres of natural beauty. To see more photos of these beautiful homes, visit Make the call to book an unforgettable vacation that is just a short drive away! Experience all that Sandpoint has to offer by staying at The Idaho Club.


daho Independent Bank (IIB) is a name well known to North Idaho. Many pass by the branches in Hayden and Coeur d’Alene every day on their way to work or school. The name is also well known to those in the southern portion of the state, with multiple locations around the greater Boise area. IIB is celebrating its 25th anniversary this October, and though the bank has become a household name, not everyone knows that the business grew outward across the state from right here in Hayden. It was 1992 when a group of investors found a serious void in local banking. Utah-based First Security Corporation had recently acquired The

First National Bank of North Idaho along with its 10 branches. The original investors felt the time was right to establish a new local, hometown and community-focused bank in Hayden. Their model was to create Idaho Independent Bank as a place where customers could experience a traditional community bank while receiving topnotch professional customer service and timely responses to their loan applications and other financial inquiries. “IIB has benefited from the big-bank mergers that sent customers looking for hometown institutions with exceptional service and local decision-making,” said President and CEO Kurt Gustavel.


Gustavel was recently appointed president and CEO by founder and current executive chairman of the board Jack Gustavel. Family remains a cornerstone in the bank’s operations. Jack, along with several other investors and family members, raised $4 million in an initial stock offering and opened the bank’s first office in Hayden on October 12, 1993. Just a year later the bank opened its Coeur d’Alene Branch. Then in October 1996, another $3 million was raised in a secondary stock offering to help fund the opening of a 6,000-square-foot branch in Downtown Boise. By the late ‘90s, IIB had branches in Meridian, Nampa and West Boise and was working on acquiring Washington



Federal Savings in Mountain Home to eventually open an IIB location there as well. A branch in Caldwell, a loan processing center in Ketchum (which soon became a full-service branch), and another location in Star soon followed, and in July of 2007, another Downtown Boise location celebrated its grand opening, bringing the bank’s count to 11 branches which it currently operates today. From an initial 12 employees at the Hayden Branch, IIB now employs some 200 people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. IIB is also continually updating its technology while keeping its original focus on customer service

at the forefront. IIB utilizes state-of-the-art technology, and data processing is performed in house. Providing great customer service is directly related to the convenience of today’s mobile-banking technology. “Our bread and butter is the personalized service you get when you visit one of our branches,” said Gustavel. “In addition, it is absolutely necessary to also offer mobile, email and textbased services to combat fraud, stay relevant and provide convenience.” IIB’s strategy is to couple the personalized service you receive when you’re opening an account or signing a loan at a branch with the tools you’ll


need to effectively manage those products after you leave. Choosing to bank locally—specifically at Idaho Independent Bank—is choosing to directly invest in your local economy and in Idaho businesses. That means that the deposits you keep at IIB are loaned to fellow Idaho residents and business owners, which grows and strengthens our local communities’ and Idaho’s overall economy. “Although we are committed to operating like a traditional, hometown bank, we continue to look for opportunities for expansion, and Idaho’s major population centers are logical expansion choices,” said Gustavel.

Some of the local organizations IIB supports through financial and volunteer hour contributions: Chambers of Commerce Idaho Drug Free Youth Children’s Village Kiwanis Rotary Young Professionals Community Food Banks United Way Boys and Girls Club of Ada County Meals on Wheels Salvation Army Economic Development Councils Boys Scouts of America Kootenai Humane Society Habit for Humanity Junior Achievement of Idaho FACES of Hope Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Housing Authorities Idaho Youth Ranch St. Vincent de Paul And more ...

While pleasing shareholders and doing right by customers is a top priority, so is making Idaho Independent Bank a fun and comfortable place to work. Employees are treated with respect and are encouraged to get out in the community whether it be through volunteerism, fun events or just enjoying what North Idaho has to offer. Both local and national publications have taken note of the culture created as the bank has been recognized with several recent awards. In 2016, Idaho Independent Bank was named both the top 1% Most Extraordinary Banks in the U.S. and a Top 200 Healthiest Bank in America. In 2016 and 2017 it was an honoree for Best Places to Work in Idaho, and this year IIB was named to the Top Ten Best Places to Work in Idaho. In 2017, Idaho Independent Bank employees donated more than 800 volunteer hours to charitable organizations throughout Idaho and contributed more than $25,000 to community causes. Employees are committed to giving back to the local community because it’s where they live, work and play. They are proud to live in Idaho with its exceptional quality of life and want to invest in programs that will continue to strengthen our local communities. Additionally, IIB encourages community involvement through internal programs like IIB Gives, which provide opportunities to learn about local issues and nonprofits and support efforts to get engaged through volunteerism and a corporate matching gift component. Outside of charitable giving, Idaho Independent Bank is also actively involved in a variety of other sponsorships including: University of Idaho Scholarship Fund, Boise State University, College of Idaho and North Idaho College, as well as many other local public school programs.

From a single branch in Hayden, a hometown bank has grown and flourished, serving communities all across the state. Over the course of 25 years, technology, rates, recession and growth have all affected how banks operate, but the dedication to face-to-face professional customer service has never wavered at Idaho Independent Bank. The bank will continue its mission of taking Idaho dollars to invest in Idaho businesses and homeownership so residents can continue to thrive in the places they love to call home.


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Friday Noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center Ticket Prices: $10pp – gets you into TWO shows! Tasting fees apply for alcohol and you must be 21 or older to attend the Northwest Taste Show Booth space is still available in either show. If interested contact Rhonda Marks – or Ada Hargrove .


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Although Brooklyn has been very successful at her chosen sports, it has not come without challenges. “The biggest challenge has been the discovery of my muscle imbalance. It was a struggle through my junior year to work through the instability and pain when I ran


and throughout my everyday activities,” said Brooklyn. She adds that it was a constant concern to avoid severe injury while trying to carefully balance her training, health and rehabilitation without losing what she had gained throughout the season. “With the help of constant physical therapy and the difficult choices to remove myself from certain races, I have been able to heal and continue my running. Through all of this my family, coaches and teammates helped me on and off the course. They would always check in to see how I was doing, keep motivating me and keep my spirits up. I am better than ever and on my way to start my best season yet!” Her coach, Cathy Compton, said Brooklyn is a wonderful person who is very deserving of the Athlete of the Month recognition.



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“She’s a very committed athlete and a team leader,” said Compton. Brooklyn plans to attend college, and while running track and cross country at the collegiate level, she will pursue a degree in either marine science or marine veterinary science. “I have wanted to work with marine animals ever since I was very little and want to help animal health and/or habitat in some way,” she said. Brooklyn shares that one of the things she enjoys most about cross country and track is the team unity and being able to use the gift that God blessed her with. “It’s nice to get that time that I’ve been wanting, because that is a chance to see all of my hard work come into action, but it’s even better knowing that I have the most amazing opportunity to just run with my

team and use my gift that I have received,” said Brooklyn. “My team makes running so much better. When it is a hard day at practice or a hard race, I know no matter what my team will always be there for me.” Being part of a team and having the influence of her coaches has taught Brooklyn many lessons that she will carry with her throughout her life. One of the most profound, she said, is to never give up. “At times, running is not always nice and easy. In running sometimes you feel like you can’t keep going. Instead of quitting, you have to push yourself to the next level. By pushing yourself, you achieve what you want,” said Brooklyn. “This not only applies to running but in everyday life. There will always be obstacles in our way. Just like in running, we can decide to quit when it gets hard or keep pushing and achieve the goals that we are striving for.”







ne of the main reasons so many longtime residents of the Inland Northwest rave about their community is the generosity of their neighbors. People hold the door open for the next person and smile and say “hello” when walking down the street. We shovel our neighbors’ driveways and sidewalks come winter and support hundreds of nonprofits that help the most vulnerable in our communities. Across the region, thousands of people are employed by, volunteer or donate to organizations that not only combat abuse, homelessness and hunger but encourage exploration of the arts, outdoors and continued education. With such a vast amount of worthy places to give your time and money, it can be challenging narrowing down the list. Thankfully, there is an organization that for decades has been expanding this network and helping donors reach the people and causes most true to their heart. According to CEO Shelly O’Quinn, Inland Northwest Community Foundation was established in 1974 when the Junior League, a women’s leadership group, gave $3,000 to create the region’s first community foundation so that people who cared about the Inland Northwest could collectively fund charitable projects important to the region. Since that


initial investment, the foundation has awarded more than $70 million across 20 counties across Eastern Washington, North Idaho and beyond. Recently, Inland Northwest Community Foundation changed its name to Innovia Foundation. The new name translates to “innovative way.” “Not only does the new name subtly hearken back to the region (‘Inno’ is a shortened version of ‘Inland Northwest’), but it speaks to the innovation the foundation brings to community transformation. ‘Via’ means ‘way,’ speaking to forging new paths and driving change,” explained O’Quinn. Innovia Foundation connects donor generosity to the region’s most pressing causes and collaborates with community partners to drive transformation across Eastern Washington and North Idaho. The foundation starts with donor’s charitable intent and helps to make it more impactful by being a resource to those who want to make the world better.



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“We help donors and businesses focus their philanthropy for maximum impact by learning what issues and opportunities ignite their passion,” O’Quinn said. The foundation typically works with businesses and donors who know what they want to support but don’t know how. “Because we work with so many nonprofit partners, we know the organizations that are providing services to address specific needs and greatest opportunities in our communities,” she said. The impact of Innovia Foundation across North Idaho is vast, with a variety of organizations throughout Boundary and Bonner County recently receiving grants in the amount of $255,020 through a partnership with The Equinox Foundation. This family foundation was founded on the values of wisdom, integrity and environmental stewardship. Innovia Foundation also recently partnered with the Boundary County Economic Development Council for a community presentation and conversation in Bonners Ferry to help better understand regional issues and opportunities for impact.

One example of Innovia Foundation’s community priority work is a partnership dedicated to increasing the number of third-grade students reading at grade-level proficiency in the Coeur d’Alene School District. The K-3 literacy priority resulted from CDA 2030, a formal community visioning process that enlisted the voices of thousands of residents to identify the key issues that contribute to a vibrant future. Innovia Foundation helped fund the CDA 2030 Vision and Implementation Plan. Recognizing that the issue of failing literacy cannot adequately be addressed by awarding small grants to single nonprofits through traditional grant programs, the foundation forged a collaborative effort—called Opening Books, Opening Doors—that coordinates efforts of multiple funders, community leaders and community-based organizations working toward common goals and outcome measures. Innovia Foundation and its funding partners awarded a $600,000 grant to University of Idaho, working in partnership with the Coeur d’Alene School District and nonprofit partners to strategically address literacy strategies including kindergarten readiness, out-of-school learning and teacher development. Not only does Innovia Foundation serve as an important resource for donors who want to leave a lasting impact in their communities,



ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING GRANTS INCLUDE: 4-H Clubs & Affiliated 4-H Organizations: Explore 4-H Afterschool Fun | $6,000 4-H Friday Friends American Heritage Wildlife Foundation | $3,000 General Operating Support Bonner Community Food Center, Inc. | $10,000 Hunger Relief in North Idaho Bonner County Homeless Task Force | $25,000 Transitional Housing Case Management Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District | $2,000 2019 Pend Oreille Water Festival Community Cancer Services | $15,000 Program Services Community Coalition for Families | $14,000 Housing Assistance First Judicial District CASA Program | $10,000 Rural Advocate Training & Retention Project Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness | $3,000 FSPW Bonner County Trails, Stewardship, Education and Outreach Program Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center | $11,420 Avalanche Safety Education for Kids Gizmo-CDA, Inc. | $15,000 Bringing Innovation Coaching to the Boundary and Bonner School District Idaho Trails Association | $10,600 North Idaho Trails Inland Northwest Land Conservancy | $7,500 Lake Pend Oreille Conservation Initiative North Idaho College Foundation, Inc. | $4,050 Mapping Your Future – Higher Education Pathways for Boundary County Middle School Students Panhandle Alliance for Education | $25,000 Collaborative Math Classrooms for the Lake Pend Oreille School District Panida Theater | $5,000 Panida Back Outer Wall Mural Project Pend Oreille Arts Council | $7,450 Performing Arts Series and Ovations Educational Outreach Program Priest Lake Nordic Club, Inc. | $10,000 Grooming Equipment Upgrade Capital Campaign Priest River Ministries | $6,000 Mobile Advocate Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. | $15,000 Let's Eat! Sandpoint High School Model United Nations | $5,000 SHS Model United Nations Sandpoint Youth Center | $10,000 Operating Budget for 2018-19 Selkirk Conservation Alliance | $10,000 2018 Priest Lake Water Quality Monitoring Program Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE), Inc. | $10,000 SnowSchool: Affordable Access to Intentional and Transformational Education Experiences Outdoors Trinity Lutheran Church | $15,000 BOCO Backpack Program – Weekend Supplemental Food for School-Age Children


but the foundation is a major catalyst for transformation in the region. Innovia Foundation collaborates with partners and communities to create sustainable change, focusing on education and youth development, health and wellbeing, quality of life, arts and culture, and economic opportunity. For O’Quinn, the board members and dozens of volunteers, matching donors with the causes they want to impact the most is something that never gets old. “We have a powerful opportunity to partner and utilize resources from our generous donors to drive community transformation. I am honored to carry out our donors’ legacies and fulfill the trust they have placed in us,” she said. Innovia Foundation is always looking for compassionate people, whether it be volunteers, donors or community members participating in discussions or sharing an area of impact that might be currently underserved. You can find out more at and keep up to date by signing up for their eNewsletter.





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hen Tim Straw began teaching at NIC, Welding Technology was a nine-month certificate program. Since then, he’s helped to grow it into a two-year associate degree program, and he thinks the program can continue to grow. “We’re constantly trying to grow and improve,” he said. “We’re part of the community, and we’re here to build skills to help people get employed.” The Welding Technology program complies with national standards established by the American Welding Society. It combines theory and applied shop practice to prepare students for entry-level employment. In addition to instruction on welding processes, students will learn blueprint reading, layout procedures, metallurgy and safety. Beyond welding, Straw said the program emphasizes communication skills to help students land a new job or a better job when they’ve completed the program.

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Outside of the classroom, Straw’s students get practical experience from community projects that have been worked into the curriculum, such as bike racks for the Coeur d’Alene Police Department. Straw said it’s a way to give to the community while also giving his students real-world projects. The median pay for a skilled welder is around $38,000 per year, and the industry is projected to grow by about 4 percent in the next 10 years. Welding is a diverse field, with job opportunities in the manufacturing, automotive and aircraft industries, and more. Straw said that welders can find local jobs in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane areas, especially in manufacturing. There are also many more opportunities out of state. “It’s a highly sought after job,” Straw said. “There’s a big demand for skilled workers. We want to get these employers what they need.” For information on NIC’s Welding Technology, call 208.769.3311 or visit, click on “Instructional Programs” and then select “Welding Technology” from the drop-down menu.


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The Big Picture Serving the community for 26 years, The Big Picture specializes in senior, family, children and business photography. Both outdoor and indoor (studio) sessions are available, allowing them to capture the perfect photo year round. Combined with owner/photographer Mark Huender’s expertise in lighting, posing and re-touching techniques, he can capture just what you’re looking for. Choose from photographic prints, canvas wraps, metal and digital file options.

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Enough Already!

Nutrition myths that won’ t seem to go away

This is part two of a two-part series

By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS, Owner, CrossFit Sandpoint LAST MONTH I TALKED ABOUT THE FIRST SIX NUTRITION MYTHS THAT SIMPLY WON’T GO AWAY—carbs are bad, fat is bad, protein is bad, salt is bad, gluten is bad and detoxes are important and effective. Below are several more that I hope will clear up some of the confusion for you!

supplements. Please do yourself a favor and read up on anything you put in your body.

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Eating “clean” has become en vogue over the last decade. As with most things, the initial ideas and beliefs have been transformed and re-interpreted in ways that are misleading and unfortunate. Originally, eating “clean” meant only eating foods that were in their most natural state; foods that once were alive and had to be harvested, then prepared and consumed with limited modification, if any. This list mostly included meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. In principle, a well-rounded diet including all parts of that list is a fantastic way to eat!

“Clean” eating is “healthy” eating

Plain and simple, there are no magic supplements. In fact, the vast majority of supplements are completely ineffective. Unfortunately, the supplement industry is plagued with inaccuracies, misunderstandings and flat-out lies. Supplements, unlike pharmaceutical drugs, do not have to pass a burden of proof that they actually do what they say. It’s also difficult and expensive to accurately study the efficacy of a supplement on a population, so figuring out what does and doesn’t work is quite murky and potentially dangerous. is a fantastic unbiased website that allows you to search for and read up on all of the studies that have been done on a huge database of

Unfortunately, what started out as well rounded turned into “Paleo desserts and bacon everything.” So, while eating a diet consisting of things you could harvest from the ground or catch and kill yourself is a great way to go, just


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because it is “Paleo” or “clean” doesn’t mean it’s healthy or good for you, nor is only eating meat and natural peanut butter. Eating many small meals throughout the day keeps up your metabolism for weight loss


This idea has been around for a long time now and took hold in a time when carbohydrates were hip and fat was shunned. Because of the way in which your body metabolizes carbohydrates for energy, eating small portions of them more often rather than all at once is typically a better idea, but it doesn’t really mean what most people think it means. At the end of the day, calories in versus calories out is what matters, and it’s really up to what works best for you, your schedule, your exercise and how you feel. Intermittent fasting is the answer! Eating less frequently, or intermittently fasting, is the new way to save the world from everything. It’s also coming at a time when Ketogenic diets (very high in fat, very low in carbohydrate) are blowing up in popularity. These two go hand in hand very well. For all the reasons eating more carbohydrates more frequently was a good idea, eating fewer over fewer meals is also a decent idea, but it doesn’t make it “the way.” It’s another execution of the same equation—calories in and calories out. If you’re a person who doesn’t like to eat breakfast anyway and likes easy rules to follow like “Stop eating


at 9pm and don’t start your meals again until 1pm,” intermittent fasting can work for you. But it’s not magic. If you eat more calories in those eight hours than you expend over the 24, you will absolutely gain weight. And if you try and do any sort of intense exercise at the end of your fast, like its proponents believe you should, your performance will definitely suffer. Don’t eat before bed There are some truths to this but generally not the ones that people will have you believe. Just because you eat something before you go to bed doesn’t mean that it will automatically turn to fat on your body. In fact, I highly recommend a post dinner “dessert” of casein protein and peanut butter to a lot of clients. Tissue repair and recovery happens overnight. Slow-digesting protein paired with dietary fat to slow that digestion down even more can be a fantastic recovery tool. Even quality carbohydrates will be digested and stored in the muscle as glycogen, which can be a great dietary strategy for people who work out late at night or early in the morning. More important than whether or not to eat late at night is what you are eating late at night, how that relates to your overall daily intake and how it affects your sleep/ wake cycles. If you have a hard time falling asleep or find yourself waking up a lot throughout the night, you might look to the last thing you ate for some clues.



hen one thinks of workouts, the mind usually goes to running, lifting weights, cycling or maybe even a sport like tennis, soccer or softball. For some reason, whether it be our culture, personal history or an idea pushed by the fitness industry, there is a preeminent understanding that the faster workout is the better workout. Although these high-impact, calorie-burning workouts are effective in their own right, they may not provide the ultimate results one truly desires. Often times, when one hears mind-body workout, there might be an eye-roll or idea that the workout might be too easy. The idea of slowing things down may not make sense, especially if never practiced before. Studies have shown, surprisingly or not, that slowing the workout down has not only been proven to be effective but also possibly more beneficial than the faster-pace workout. Unlike the typical adrenaline-rushed workouts, mind-body workouts approach the body as a whole. The goal within these workouts drives more than just the calorie burn and muscle tone. A mind-body approach focuses on things like breathing, slowing things down and being in-tune with what the body is doing. When the body slows down like this, one is more aware of what is happening and, at times, may be able to do more than what can be done when one is “pushing through” to get it done.

Yoga is a great example of a mind-body workout that has been used for centuries. Yoga has been proven to relax the mind and connect with body, toning and strengthening it through specific poses and breathing techniques. It may arguably be the most popular mind-body form of workout, however, there are many that compete within this realm in today’s fitness world. Tai-chi, Reiki and Barre are just a handful of various other forms of mind-body practices. With varying levels of intensity, they all share the commonality of connecting the mind to the body. With Tai-chi and Reiki, the tempo of workout might be slower. Within Barre classes, on the other hand, the tempo might be faster but the connection of mind to body is just as fulfilling. They all, however, foundationally rely on the breath to connect the mind to the body. The focus on feeling one’s muscles and understanding how they become strong is one of the powerful reasons why these practices remain to be so successful. Although fast-paced workouts are great, one should think twice about the effectiveness of a mind-body workout. As mentioned, it’s not always about how quickly the workout gets completed. Understanding that the body is a machine and connecting with each part may get more results after all.

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THE POWER OF VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS Building, strengthening and support in healing BY HOLLY A. CARLING, O.M.D., L.AC., PH.D.


s we witness the deplorable state of health the people of this nation are in, more and more healthconscious consumers are turning toward alternatives. One of those alternatives is supplements. Vitamins, minerals, herbs and more comprise a multi-billion dollar industry as we search for solutions to our decaying health. Unfortunately, most are using supplements with a drug-like approach. This undermines the power that supplements can really be. The primary purpose for taking vitamins and other supplements is to replace the nutrients that are not present in our diets. Even with the best, “cleanest” diet, our soils are so depleted that the nutrient density in our foods just isn’t what it used to be. Still, a diet consisting primarily of fruits, vegetables and healthy proteins is of utmost importance as nothing that comes in a box, a can or a bottle will ever compare with fresh foods. If the principle aim of supplements is to replace food nutrients, then our vitamins should be made from foods. Many of the supplements today are made up of synthetic, chemical, faux vitamins. The tracer that identifies the vitamin complex in nature (such as d-alpha-tocopherol or ascorbic acid) is generally isolated from the food, and you are given just that marker, not the food complex. Because they don’t work like the whole vitamin complex does, megadosing has become the norm, with the “if you throw enough mud against the wall, some of it will stick” premise.


Despite the fact that the vitamin industry is growing in leaps and bounds, we are getting sicker, not healthier. There are many reasons for that.


Supplements that are synthetically made with high doses of these fake vitamins, used like a drug, doesn’t make us healthier—it can make us sicker. Additionally, our foods are made for convenience, sacrificing real nutrients in the process. We have more flavor enhancers, more colorants, more hydrogenated fats, more preservatives, dough conditioners, flowing agents, bleaches and the like put into our foods than ever before in our history. Many of them are carcinogenic. The proper use of supplements is simple. First, buy supplements made from edible things—real foods, plants, animal products such as liver, and sea plants. They should have real names like carrot powder, kelp powder, liver powder, acerola cherries, broccoli, etc., not chemical names like d-alpha-tocopherol, vitamin A palmitate or ascorbic acid. Secondly, they should be used to build and strengthen the body, providing the raw materials the body needs to assist in function and repair of all systems on a daily basis. To use supplements to chase symptoms, rather than to support the body in the healing process, misses the incredible power that supplements can be to our health. Our body knows how to heal any ailment. It simply needs the proper nutrients to do it. That is the power of vitamin supplements! Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. For more information, visit or call 208.765.1994.

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REACHING THE NEXT BENCH Pilot progra m integrates walking for patients with severe mental illnesses BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH


etting out of bed used to be extremely challenging for Donna. The North Idaho woman suffers from bipolar disorder and a traumatic brain injury. Her medications made her feel lethargic and isolated. She was also overweight. Her Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) clinician, Kimberly Shelden, suggested joining a new walking program. Donna agreed and began walking every week with another patient named Darlene. Darlene, who also suffers from severe mental health issues, found it beneficial to be part of a small group. It was hard at first, going short distances from Heritage Health’s Restored Paths office in the Ironwood Medical complex. “I kept telling them, let’s keep going to the next bench,” said Shelden. “They push on to the next bench and then reassess how they were feeling. Some days they would go on and some days they would go back to the office.” Over the course of six weeks, step by step, their lives began to change. Donna and Darlene lost weight and became more active than they had been in years. “I enjoy the walks,” said Donna. “It keeps me on track and I feel a whole lot better. I used to just lay in bed all day.” Added Darlene: “I do feel better. I am motivated to do things and be out more.” More importantly, feelings of depression, anxiety and paranoia greatly diminish with each session. “It has helped them tremendously,” said Shelden. “A year ago, they wouldn’t have wanted to do it. Honestly, it would have been difficult for them to leave their houses.” The pilot program is run by Heritage Health’s Assertive Community Treatment and delivers mental health services for individuals who are severely impaired by their mental illness, focusing exclusively on individuals diagnosed with bipolar I, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. The ACT program takes a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the mind and body.

“These disorders impact the daily living of our folks in a variety of ways, but the most alarming is that both a side effect of the medications they take and a side effect of their symptoms, which include isolation and limited social functioning, lead to a very high co-morbidity with diabetes, weight gain and other severe health concerns,” said Tim Cork, the ACT program manager. “In fact, the average individual who utilizes ACT level services nationwide has up to a 15-year shorter life span on average than their neurotypical peer. The new walking program included about six individuals and was part of a larger emphasis on increased physical activity for all ACT clients. Their efforts produced tremendous results. Overall, 50 clients participated over a six-week period and they lost a minimum of 3 pounds— some lost more than 10 pounds. Seven of the individuals on the team have severe diabetes, with A1C levels over 10.0, which, after this challenge, all dropped significantly with one of the clients dropping as far as 5.7. “Clients created groups outside of our program, and they began to do more physically active things socially, including fishing, hiking at Tubbs Hill and other activities,” said Cork. “Clients became accountability partners for each other, setting weight-loss goals and calling each other for support. One person in particular called while shopping to have one of her friends talk her through the ice cream aisle.” Heritage Health Counselor Traci Hauser helped launch the program. She said the walks provide an important platform for mental health. “We focus on learning to be mindful and how to be present in the moment,” said Hauser. “We focus on different senses on each walk. For example, I might have the group looking at colors or listening for sounds. I give them a piece of chocolate to have them focus on the sensations in their mouth.” All of this is designed to reduce anxiety and isolation. “These patients have anxiety being in the community,” said Hauser. “They want to be like everyone else, but they’re fearful of being treated negatively. They have the same hopes and dreams as everyone.” For more information about the ACT team, visit or call 208.620.5250.



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Combining the Blue Zones with yoga, people can live longer, healthier lives BY PATTY HUTCHENS PHOTOS COURTESY OF JODY PIGNOLET


hen Peter Mico started to feel the physical effects of a long career in the restaurant industry, he knew he had to make a change. With back issues from long hours of standing on concrete floors and pain from his days as an athlete, Peter was facing surgery and the uncertainty of what the future would bring. One day, over 20 years ago, Peter came across an instructional yoga DVD while shopping and decided to give it a try. Over time, he noticed a significant increase in his flexibility and strength, a decrease in his pain and a general overall happiness. “Yoga is a healing, as well as strengthening, art,” said Peter, who never had to undergo the surgical procedures he was told would alleviate his pain. It was the beginning of a life transformation not only for Peter but for others who would later become his students of the ancient practice of yoga. One of those students is Jody Pignolet, who was first introduced to yoga while taking swimming lessons. “My swimming instructor began each class with yoga,” said Jody, who began taking lessons from Peter approximately 10 years ago and received her training and certification in Greece three years ago. Peter, who has owned a yoga studio in Downtown Sandpoint for more than a decade, has studied with yoga masters from around the world. In his quest of the ultimate goal of living a long, healthy life, Peter researched many ways in addition to yoga to achieve his goal. It was during this research that he discovered information on the “Blue Zones”; different areas in the world where people live much longer than average. The term was coined by Dan Buettner, who first wrote about his research in the November 2005 issue of National Geographic and has since performed extensive research on the topic. The Blue Zones Defined The Blue Zones, as defined by Buettner, are five places in the world where people not only live much longer than average lives but also live more fulfilling lives. The places Buettner and his research team defined as the Blue Zones are the following: • Barbagia region of Sardinia – Mountainous highlands of inner Sardinia with the world’s highest concentration of male centenarians. • Ikaria, Greece – Aegean Island with one of the world’s lowest rates of middle-age mortality and the lowest rates of dementia.

• Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica – World’s lowest rates of middle-age mortality, second highest concentration of male centenarians. • Seventh Day Adventists – Highest concentration is around Loma Linda, California. They live 10 years longer than their North American counterparts. • Okinawa, Japan – Females over 70 are the longest-lived population in the world. Buettner subsequently assembled a team of medical researchers, anthropologists, demographers and epidemiologists to search for evidence-based common denominators among all places and found nine: 1. Move Naturally. The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without thinking about it. They grow gardens and don’t have mechanical conveniences for house and yard work. 2. Purpose. The Okinawans call it “Ikigai,” and the Nicoyans call it “plan de vida”; for both it translates to “why I wake up in the morning.” Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy. 3. Down Shift. Even people in the Blue Zones experience stress. Stress leads to chronic inflammation associated with every major age-related disease. What the world’s longest-lived people have that we don’t are




routines to shed that stress. Okinawans take a few moments each day to remember their ancestors, Adventists pray, Ikarians take a nap and Sardinians do happy hour. 4. 80-Percent Rule. “Hara hachi bu,” the Okinawan 2,500-year-old Confucian mantra said before meals, reminds them to stop eating when their stomachs are 80-percent full. The 20-percent gap between not being hungry and feeling full could be the difference between losing weight or gaining it. People in the Blue Zones eat their smallest meal in the late afternoon or early evening, and then they don’t eat anymore the rest of the day. 5. Plant Slant. Beans, including fava, black, soy and lentils, are the cornerstone of most centenarian diets. Meat—mostly pork—is eaten on average only five times per month. Serving sizes are 3 to 4 ounces, about the size of deck of cards. 6. Wine at 5. People in all Blue Zones (except Adventists) drink alcohol moderately and regularly. Moderate drinkers outlive nondrinkers. The trick is to drink one to two glasses per day (preferably Sardinian Cannonau wine), with friends and/or with food. And no, you can’t save up all week and have 14 drinks on Saturday. 7. Belong. All but five of the 263 centenarians they interviewed belonged to some faith-based community. Denomination doesn’t seem to matter. Research shows that attending faithbased services four times per month will add four to 14 years of life expectancy. 8. Loved Ones First. Successful centenarians in the Blue Zones put their families first. This means keeping aging parents and grandparents nearby or in the home (it lowers disease and mortality rates of children in the home, too). They commit to a life partner (which can add up to three years of life expectancy) and invest in their children with time and love. (They’ll be more likely to care for you when the time comes.) 9. Right Tribe. The world’s longest-lived people chose—or were born into—social circles that supported healthy behaviors.

It was during this research that he discovered information on the “Blue Zones”; different areas in the world where people live much longer than average.



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“They go back home with a template they can work from. It’s not a diet or a routine. It’s a way of living that translates into everyday life,” said Gloria. Okinawans created “moais”–groups of five friends that committed to each other for life. Research from the Framingham Studies shows that smoking, obesity, happiness and even loneliness are contagious, so the social networks of long-lived people have favorably shaped their health behaviors. (The above was taken from Power 9® Reverse Engineering Longevity by Dan Buettner.) The Blue Zones and Yoga: A Perfect Match All of this made perfect sense to Peter, who has now integrated the concept of living a “Blue Zone life” with the practice of yoga to create incredible opportunities for people. He, along with Jody, his daughter Kristen Mico and longtime friend and colleague Dr. Gloria Waterhouse, conduct Blue Zone yoga retreats, and together they are transforming lives. “I began to think that maybe there’s a collaboration between yoga and Blue Zones,” said Peter of when he first came up with the concept. “Blue Zone living is a way of life, and yoga can help bring you into the zone more


quickly by reducing your stress.” They have conducted two retreats to Costa Rica and are traveling on a third one this month to Greece. “I love the intimacy of having a smaller number of people,” said Jody, citing they have had groups that averaged eight people so far. “But we could take anywhere from 10 up to 20 people and still have a great student-to-teacher ratio.”

The group’s goal is to help those on their retreats learn about the different practices of yoga and the Blue Zones, and that in turn will help their body and soul to feel better. “They go back home with a template they can work from. It’s not a diet or a routine. It’s a way of living that translates into everyday life,” said Gloria. “The idea is simple: reconnect with self, purpose and passion.”

When traveling to the Blue Zones for their retreats, they are mindful of the setting and the culture they are visiting. “We do not want to be the tourists who come in and leave a carbon footprint,” said Peter, who shares that the group will clean up beaches and participate in giving back to the communities they visit in other ways. “Creating community is one of the core values of our retreats,” added Jody.

Each morning during the seven-day retreat, the group wakes up to the sound of chimes at 6:30 and participates in a group meditation. They then gather around the table for breakfast followed by their first yoga session of the day. “All meals are community meals,” said Gloria. The meals are either prepared by a chef in the villa where they stay or by Peter and are made from locally sourced food. It’s a time for those on the retreat to share a meal and fellowship.

The locations are extremely remote as the importance of stepping out of one’s everyday life and making oneself more available to the experience is vital.

Individuals are then given an opportunity to explore the area, whether it is the local markets, ruins, go on a hike, go fishing or relax on the beach. When they return to their villa they



participate in an afternoon yoga session and lessons from the Blue Zone by Gloria, a PhD psychologist, who translates the lessons into aspects of personal development, overall health and rejuvenation. “It’s all about community and connection,” she said, emphasizing that the Blue Zone retreats are for people of all skill levels and ages. The group agrees that much of the Blue Zone philosophy revolves around having a purpose in life, and Jody said they see that in the Blue Zone places they travel. “I have been blown away by the quality of the people we have connected with. They are happy and welcoming and find a real joy in giving.” The tenet of having a reason to get up in the morning is especially evident in the fact that in all the places that have been identified as the Blue Zones there is multi-generational living. The older generation is not put into homes for the elderly to live out their days; instead they live with family members and are surrounded by ones they love. And when it comes to practicing what the three leaders preach, there is no doubt they do this. Peter said he has taken the philosophies of the Blue Zone and applied them to his everyday life, and the difference has been impactful. “When we go to the market in the Blue Zones, there are no processed foods, there is not any

“Yoga has changed me, and now the Blue Zone life is changing me,” he said.

packaging and everything is fresh,” said Peter. “I have found that when I’m eating right I have far less trash. If you eat healthy, the planet will in turn be healthier.” The Blue Zone retreats are unique in that they are not just focused on the physical aspect of nurturing the mind, body and spirit through yoga but also on the outside influences of environment that can benefit you as well. “Yoga is wonderful, but one also gets validation from other places like the Blue Zone way of living,” said Jody.


She shares a story of a woman in her 80s who recently traveled to Costa Rica on one of their Blue Zone retreats. “She said her whole life she has never felt comfortable in groups and never felt connected. She said she felt that for the first time in her life with us on the retreat.” Jody was truly moved by the impact their time with this woman had on her. Sharing his experiences and the benefits he has received through yoga and living a Blue Zone way of life is something about which Peter is passionate. “Yoga has changed me, and now the Blue Zone life is changing me,” he said. Blue Zone Yoga is affiliated with Blue Zone, LLC with a pending licensing agreement. Blue Zone, LLC is continuing to research the Blue Zones and ways to integrate its principles into various cities in the U.S. The partnership between Blue Zone Yoga and Blue Zone, LLC is one that Peter said he hopes will grow as people begin to learn the benefits of both yoga and the Blue Zone way of life. For more information on the Blue Zone retreats, and to see photos of the spectacular locations where the retreats are held, go to For more information on the Blue Zones, pick up a copy of the special edition of National Geographic which covers the Blue Zones in great detail. It will be on stands through mid-November.


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ootball season is upon us and with that comes the traditional “pre-funk” known as … the tailgate party. Hot dogs, burgers and beer have dominated this arena for a long time, along with the rogue seven-layer dip here and there. Below we have compiled a few ideas to elevate your tailgate soirée to the next level. 1. Chili Cheese Calzones This is a great handheld variation on your favorite chili recipe. You can make your own dough, buy it premade or even use premade pie crust out of the refrigeration section. Simply spread your favorite chili on half of the dough, add cheddar cheese then fold the dough over, crimp the edges and bake until golden brown. 2. Cerveza Sangria Try this variation of a beer cocktail that will cut down the sidelines of all those spicy tailgate dishes to score a winning goal. Slice lemons, limes and oranges and mix them into pineapple juice. Mix 50-percent juice with a light beer and serve. Some people like a shot of vodka but hey, I’m not looking.


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3. Blackened Corn Guacamole with Blue Tortilla Chips This version of guac will put your tailgate party into overtime, if it lasts that long. Place a cast-iron pan on high heat. After two to three minutes, cover the pan with a single layer of frozen corn. Let the corn sit for two minutes. Turn heat off and stir corn around. Add corn to your guacamole. Garnish with chopped red onions, fresh lime and cilantro. Add a side of blue corn chips and boom! 4. Sourdough Bread Bowl with the Ultimate Cheese Dip This smoky, spicy cheese dip has had tailgaters across the U.S. chasing me down for the recipe. I’ve never given it out. (Mostly because it’s so simple. It made me seem a little more “cheffy” if they didn’t know that.) So here it is, don’t tell anyone. Hollow out a sourdough bread bowl saving the guts to dip with. In a food processor add: 1 package Boursin cheese 1/4 Ib. cream cheese 3/4 Ib. shredded white cheddar cheese 2 chipotle peppers from canned in adobo sauce 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1/4 cup honey Pulse all until mixed well and fold in 1/2 cup small diced celery. Place this in your bread bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Get ready to be the hit of the party. 5. Meatball Sliders Everyone loves sliders. Everyone loves meatballs. Let’s recruit these two star players to the next game and get them on the same team! This one is pretty simple, but here is how I would go about these little tasty


morsels. Simmer your meatballs in your favorite marinara sauce, adding a little red chili flakes for that field-goal kick. Lightly butter a cast-iron pan on medium heat, toast your slider buns until golden brown. Place one meatball onto a slider half, add a little more sauce, blanket a slice of Provolone cheese, the meatball and put the lid on it. 6. Warm German Bleu Potato Salad Take your bucket of store-bought potato salad with its heavy citric-acid flavor over to your neighbor’s house as a kind gift. Now ‌ the following recipe is all to your taste so I will give you a quick breakdown of the gameplay, break! Boil diced red potatoes, strain and set aside. Cook diced pieces of bacon, saving 3 tablespoons of the fat. Mix in just enough mayonnaise to lightly coat all potatoes. Mix in just enough Inglehoff grain mustard until you start to taste it. Add bacon and fat. Add chopped green onions. Add small diced red onions. Salt and pepper to taste then fold in crumbled bleu cheese. Serve warm. Chilled is good, too! 7. Meatloaf Tacos This wacky combination was the result of a last-minute invitation I had to a Super Bowl party, and all I had in the house were leftovers. Well, it turned out to be a major highlight of the game! Slice cold meatloaf into one-inch slabs, then cut those into four pieces each. On a medium hot skillet, heat small tortillas and set aside. Heat meatloaf pieces and place on each tortilla. Garnish with cilantro and shredded cheese. I rubbed the meatloaf pieces with chipotle ketchup (1 chipotle pepper from canned in adobo sauce) to one cup ketchup in the blender. Touchdown!




ummer is in our rearview mirror, and with it goes the days, afternoons, nights … well even mornings of light rosé wines, chilled whites and sangrias, blended cocktails that made the bartender give you a glare that quickly led you to order something else, like a fresh muddled mojito which just made the glare even worse. OK, how about a gin and tonic, whew, nothing but smiles now. Anyway, what I am saying here is that the days of boxed wine on a boat are gone. Enter … the dark season (scary music). Don’t be afraid fellow foodie. I am here to guide you through some of the most exciting months of food and libation pairings. The crisp autumn months are perfect for enjoying deep rich flavors enhanced with beverages that have the acid to cut through some of the richness; the depth to


accompany some of the darkness; the spice to dance around a big, bold, beautiful bully. Let’s start with that last statement. Let’s start with one of my favorite fall dishes and what to pair it with. Osso Buco. This is a rich Italian dish classically braised with white wine. Modern variations include crushed tomatoes and have been made with red wine. Sometimes I like to use oxtail in place of veal shanks, as they lend to a very rich sauce as they break down. So you would never go wrong with a big wine that has its boxing gloves on, but this is the time that I pull out the perfectly acidic but beautifully tannic petite verdot. Petite verdot can dance circles around and tame the almighty osso buco. Fall is harvest season. Fall is … apples. Fall is cider. A great hard cider is one of the best beverages you can pair with a good pork dish. I recently made this dish, and not only did I accompany it with a dry hard cider, I used the cider in the recipe and had a little while cooking—if I don’t say so myself. Blackened pork loin with caramelized local apples, crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon and a reduced hard cider demi glace. Chardonnay. I know there is controversy over oak, unoaked, lightly oaked … chablis! Let’s just put all of that aside for this next pairing. For this next pairing I want you to grab the butteriest, boldest oak bomb that you can get your hands on. These big chards hold their own against their red brothers in these rich culinary months. Grab that butter oak bomb and enjoy this next pairing with me. Cast-iron seared u-10 dry scallops with a celeriac parsnip puree, garlic buttered peas and a brown buttered dashi pan sauce. Now I know you are thinking to yourself, “Troy, umm, acid, umm, sauvignon blanc or pinot gris perhaps?” You would not be wrong! But they had their chance two months ago. Have them with your next dungeness crab and artichoke family Sunday dinner! I am going deep and rich here … trust me. OK, throw a grilled half lemon at this dish if you must have your acid fix. (Shhh … that’s what I did.) Beer! This is also a great season for beer. Breweries are gearing up for their hot-selling winter concoctions, but they do not overlook the fall season. I’m not talking about pumpkin spiced beer that was also the next flavored syrup at your favorite coffee stand. Not that








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there’s anything wrong with that. Check out some of my favorite ways to use beer and also pair beer with these seasonal meals. Venison chili made and served with Rogue Brewery Chocolate Mocha Stout. Shiner Bock Chicken. This delicious dish is marinated in a Shiner Bock Ale brine for 24 hours then roasted to a golden crisp. Served with … Shiner Bock Ale. The Japanese cowboy steak accompanied with Sapporo Lager. Take your favorite cut of steak and marinate it for 20 minutes in a solution of: Sapporo Lager, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, liquid smoke, garlic and onion powder, black pepper. Grill or pan sear it on medium high until your preferred temperature, I mean medium rare. Remove steak from pan and let it rest, as it has worked so hard to this point, let it rest. On medium heat, ladle in a little more

marinade to the pan and cook for one minute. Turn heat off and add a pat of cold butter. Stir until butter is melted and pour over that beautiful steak you just created. Cocktails as food pairings. Sometimes when I am out I like to start my culinary night with a cocktail. I usually then move onto wine with dinner. However, dang it, sometimes I just like to ride the train I came in on! We know that sushi has a mandatory pairing of sake, and I’m not here to dispute that. However, after running a sushi bar for 13 years I saw the light. Do I enjoy sake with sushi? Yes. I also found that sushi pairs awesomely with pinot gris and sauvignon blanc wines. Yeah, yeah, it’s that whole acid thing again. Champagne really goes well with sushi—I call this pairing “Sparkle Fish.” Then I became a sushi and cocktails guy.


I enjoy sushi like you would enjoy tapas; slow drawn-out meals to socialize. Almost, snacks, if you will, not gluttonous meals that might lead you to call an Uber to lug your non bikini-season body home. So I came to enjoy martinis, lemon drops, Sazeracs, Washington apples, even Long Island iced teas! OK … call the Uber. Cocktails with rich Southern dishes. To sum up some of these fall pairings, I would like to head South. I like a good Manhattan. I like bourbon. One of my favorite desserts is pecan pie with a Makers Mark Manhattan to end a perfect fall night. Second to that is Bread Pudding with a hard sauce and a Jack Daniels served neat to let me know that I have done things right. Cheers!

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all is here, and with it comes the need for warmth. Cozy autumn warmth can come in a variety of ways: firing up the wood stove, sitting by a well-lit fireplace, snuggling next to your favorite person on a cold windy night, sipping a flavorful homemade cocktail or … all of the above. Below I have listed some easy recipes to enhance your warm, cozy autumn season.

Tip: If you’re feeling generous, these make wonderful gifts for the holidays. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS: • 4 cups water • 1 1/2 cups instant espresso coffee • 4 1/2 cups vodka (100 proof) • 8 cups sugar • 2 vanilla beans METHOD: • Combine water, sugar and coffee. Heat and stir without boiling until dissolved. Let cool. • Add vodka and stir. • Pour into six 13- to 14-oz. bottles. • Cut vanilla beans into thirds and place in each bottle and cap. • Let sit for three weeks, then it’s time to enjoy!


INGREDIENTS: • 1 bottle (750 ml.) of 100 to 150 proof vodka or Everclear or moonshine • 1 cup spiced rum • 1 gallon unfiltered apple cider • 4 cups brown sugar • 10 Mexican cinnamon sticks METHOD: • Combine apple cider and brown sugar in a heavy pot over medium-high heat and simmer until sugar has dissolved. Let cool. • Stir in all alcohol. • Place in mason jars and divide the cinnamon sticks between all. • Let stand for 3 weeks.

INGREDIENTS: • 6 cups water • 6 cups sugar • 3 cups brown sugar • 12 cups vodka • 3/4 cup almond extract • 1/4 cup vanilla extract METHOD: • Combine water and white and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool. • Add vodka, almond extract and vanilla. Taste. • Try some with milk over the rocks. Taste a little more. • Bottle.

INGREDIENTS: • 10 lemons • 1 (750 ml.) bottle vodka • 3 1/2 cups water • 2 1/2 cups sugar METHOD: • Peel lemon zest into long strips. Put remaining lemon in the refrigerator for another use (for this recipe you only want the rind). • Trim away any remains of white pith from lemon peels. • Place the lemon peels and vodka in a pitcher or glass container covered with plastic wrap for four days at room temperature. • After four days, heat water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, then let cool. • Add your sugar syrup to your infused vodka and let set for one day at room temperature. • Strain your beautiful concoction, bottle and chill.



When the Lodge is the Destination Set in the Heart of the Columbia River Gorge, You’ll never want to leave the Skamania Lodge STORY AND PHOTOS BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND


et in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the beautiful Skamania Lodge is a destination in itself. It was designed to evoke the history and charm of early National Park lodges such as the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park and the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, yet it has all the modern amenities one would expect in an upscale resort. The stunning lobby has a soaring 85-foot-tall stone fireplace and floor-toceiling windows providing views of the expansive lawn and Columbia River Gorge. Whether you want to relax or experience high-energy adventures, the resort has an activity for you. Onsite Escapades Skamania Lodge Adventures is located on the resort grounds and offers three different options for thrill seekers. The Zipline Tour includes seven ziplines ranging from 100 to 900 feet and is fully guided. If you like to be challenged by obstacles, the Aerial Park is for you. There are 19 platforms and 23 elements to test your skills including a canoe. If you’ve ever stood up in one while on the water, you can imagine how it feels to navigate across one hanging in the air. After a safety briefing and equipment training, you will be on your way. The course is self-guided, but park monitors are on the course to assist and provide encouragement as needed. One of the latest trends in group activities is Forged Axe Throwing. Razor-sharp forged axes are thrown at wood targets. It is similar to darts but with an axe and super fun. There is something so deeply satisfying about flinging an axe and hearing the thump when it hits the target. Skamania Lodge Adventures is open year round. Petfriendly to observe the course.



The grounds of the Skamania Lodge offer National Park worthy views with a golf course, tennis courts, a basketball court and indoor swimming pool; plenty of opportunities to stay active. The resort has 4 acres of hiking trails on 175 acres of wooded property with ample opportunities to see the Columbia River Gorge. There are also adult street bikes available for use. When You are Ready to Slow Down The Skamania Lodge’s art collection contains hundreds of pieces. Focusing on Native American and Northwest art, the collection is exhibited throughout the lodge’s public spaces and focuses on the history of the property and the area. For a self-guided tour, grab the Art of Discovery brochure from your room or stop by the front desk. There are numbered plaques next to the featured pieces to help you locate them. Insider Tip: Once you are done, stop by the River Rock restaurant and tell them your favorite piece to receive 10 percent off a bottle of Garnier Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. The Waterleaf Spa and Fitness Center located on site will have you relaxing the minute you walk in the door, and with the later hours it is open you can even enjoy a spa treatment upon your arrival. A full line of day spa treatments are offered at the Waterleaf, and make sure to check

the specials for seasonal offerings. Try the Glowing Autumn Facial which will have you thinking Thanksgiving Dinner with its use of pumpkin and yams. The Fall Escape is a bourbon-scented body wrap followed by a 25-minute massage and hair mask. To make it even more relaxing, this treatment includes a voucher to enjoy a Manhattan bourbon cocktail at the River Rock Lounge. Before you leave the spa make sure to visit the outdoor hot tub and sun deck. This gorgeous landscaped area’s hot tub looks like a natural hot springs surrounded by rocks and a waterfall. It is the epitome of relaxation. Insider Tip: Make sure to make reservations for spa treatments in advance as the spa is very popular. Plop into an Adirondack chair on the resort’s expansive green lawn overlooking the Columbia River Gorge and read a book or visit with family. The deck has a large box of toys for anyone who wants to be more active. Later in the evening, enjoy the fire pit and cook some s’mores (kits are available at the gift shop). Off-Site Activities Although there are plenty of activities to keep you busy at the resort, you are in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and there are some unique places to visit just a short walk or drive from the resort. Take the time to look at the resorts activity guide available on their




Switchbacks at Beacon Rock Trail

website for ideas. You can also fill out a concierge request online for help planning and booking activities. Head into town. Stevenson has a variety of restaurants and shops to visit. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is walking distance from the lodge. The center has a multistory exhibit area, a movie and artifacts that tell the story of the area’s history and the role the Columbia River plays in it. Well worth the time to visit. And don’t miss the outdoor exhibits of trains and farm equipment. Beacon Rock State Park is a short drive to an epic hike to the top of Beacon Rock. The trail is 1.8 miles round trip, and when you look up to view some of the 52 switchbacks that make up the trail, it’s hard to believe it is rated easy or moderate. The switchbacks make it a gentle climb up to the top making it a great trail for family hiking. The trail is historic and was built between the years 1915 and 1918 by Henry Biddle, a local philanthropist, who wanted the public to always be able to enjoy this spot. From the top there are views of the Columbia River Gorge, the Bonneville Dam and Hamilton Mountain. Pet-Friendly. Make sure to stop at the Bonneville Dam. The Washington Shore Visitor Complex has so much to see. The Visitor Orientation Building has exhibits that focus on the history of the dam and exhibits on how hydroelectric power works. You can take a powerhouse tour by signing

up at the front desk or view the powerhouse from a viewing window from 85 feet above the floor. The Fish Viewing Building has exhibits on salmon as well as the natural and cultural history of the area. The highlight is the fish viewing windows where you can see fish and eels navigate the fish ladder from below the water level. Venture out a little further and cross the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River to Oregon. Your destination is the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, which was built in 1909. This is a surprisingly cool place. It’s part botanical garden and part fish hatchery with a very eclectic gift shop. The highlight of any visit to the hatchery is the Sturgeon Viewing Center to see Herman the Sturgeon who is about 10-feet long, weighs 500 pounds and is 45 years old. Insider Tip: Fall is the best time to visit and see the Chinook and Coho salmon spawning. The Skamania Lodge is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a family adventure. Its location in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area makes it convenient to all the activities the gorge has to offer. It is also very pet friendly. Some of the pet-friendly rooms offer a back door, making it convenient to take your pet out, and the pet fee includes a bag of goodies to make your pet’s stay more enjoyable. For your next vacation consider the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area where you can do as much, or as little, as you like.


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Ingredients: • 1 box of assorted crackers • 6 different seasonal vegetables such as carrots and radishes (with the green leafed tops kept on for presentation or green tops cut off), roma tomatoes, peppers, celery, heirloom tomatoes, snap peas, etc. We suggest finding fresh seasonal fall produce in your area, which will make for a unique crudité platter unique to you and your location! Wash and present each vegetable as you would like. • ⅓ cup cured olives (castelvetrano or kalamata) • 8 oz. ricotta or alternative dairy-free ricotta option • 2 cups spinach • ⅓ cup pesto (store bought, or you can make yourself!) • 1 clove garlic, grated • Juice of 1 lemon • Salt and pepper to taste • Olive oil to top

Method: • Make the Pesto Ricotta Dip by adding ricotta, spinach, pesto, grated garlic, lemon juice and salt to a food processor or blender. Pulse until fully combined and smooth. Transfer to a medium dipping bowl and drizzle the top of the dip with olive oil of your choice. • Assemble platter by first adding the Pesto Ricotta Dip in its medium dipping bowl onto a large serving platter. • Add assorted crackers in small sections. Add in your seasonal produce in a circular design around the platter, finishing in the center. • Serve your Autumn Crudité Platter + Pesto Ricotta Dip for the perfect fall celebration or get together! Enjoy!


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Radicci Italian Bistro By Jillian Chandler

A Taste of Italy in Hayden If you haven’t made your way to Hayden lately, it’s time. Opened March 2018, Radicci is a family owned Italian bistro dishing up authentic scratch-made pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, salads and more using delicious family recipes with a modern twist. Radicci prides itself on their ability to accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free diners as well with nearly all menu selections. Soups and sauces, such as the marinara, are made fresh, and their pizzas are made with a sourdough crust. Chef Dan Morey is not new to the culinary world. A Corden Bleu - Pasadena graduate, he was the food service manager at Alpine Camp & Conference Center for more than 10 years, worked with CEC Walter Rippey, co-owner of Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille, and worked at US Foods for four years. “Any talents that I have come from God, and I use what he has given me to glorify him,” says Dan. Since opening, Radicci has been impressing guests one meal at a time. Located in the former Daanen’s Delicatessen, patrons are treated to simple food with Chef Dan’s own twists. Items are served family style, and they also offer small portions. You can expect quality and consistency with every dish. If you are looking to find a true taste of Italy in your own back yard, you will find it at Radicci. Stop in Sunday through Thursday, 3 to 9pm, and Friday and Saturday, 3 to 10pm. Buon Appetito!

8049 N. Wayne Dr. | Hayden 208.635.5821

SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT AND TAP HOUSE American fare with a twist. Ribs (pork or bison) smoked in house. Unique burger menu featuring burgers made from ground top sirloin, topped with pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or jalapenos. 32 beers on tap to enjoy while watching the game on one of their 24, 4K TVs.

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CALYPSOS COFFEE At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!

116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.665.0591 |

MAX AT MIRABEAU All fall, enjoy a meal at MAX at Mirabeau on their 50-seat outdoor patio, where they’ve created a dining oasis with hanging flowers, plants and trees. You’ll be treated to eclectic cuisine, an awardwinning menu with more than 100 items, a wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered until close. Open daily at 6am. Photo by Keith Boe.

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.

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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.

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(208) 265-2000

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.

Open 7 Nights a Week

2 Separate Restaurants to Satisfy any Craving

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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 |

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.

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41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle 208.265.2000 |

Open Wed-Sun Nights


SHOGA SUSHI BAR Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful waterfront and spectacular sunset views.

Fisherman’s Market Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle 208.265.2001 |

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 |

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 |

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.

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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Be a chef at home or dine with us! • Fresh Fish Market and Sushi Bar • Smoked Fish • 12 different kinds of fish and chips

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October Events





Purchase Tickets Today to attend North Idaho CASA’s Premier Annual Event Uncorked benefits children in our community BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

This year’s premier CASA fundraising event will take place at the beautiful Hagadone Event Center overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene Friday, October 19, with doors opening at 5:30pm. Attendees to the 2018 CASA Uncorked will be treated to an unforgettable evening benefiting the most vulnerable in our community—children. “Uncorked is CASA’s biggest fundraiser of the year,” says Kristin Ludwig, CASA’s director of development. “We depend on donations and sponsorships to make up [80 percent] of our operating budget that the Supreme Court grant does not cover. Last year, we had 139 advocates serve 438 child victims.” Businesses interested in sponsoring VIP tables, don’t wait, as there are just 10 tables available. Each seats eight for a sponsorship of $1,200. Tables of eight are $1,000, and individual tickets are priced at $125 and include a sit-down prime rib dinner, live and silent auctions, and open bar for the first hour of the event. Unique live auction items that you’ll only have the opportunity to bid on at Uncorked include: Montana Ranch Adventure (four-night stay on the 1,500-acre Ashley Creek Ranch; sleeps 11. Ranch beef steaks provided for a dinner) and Multi-Course Private Wine Dinner for Eight at Vine & Olive, courtesy of Naomi Boutz. “We will also feature silent auction lots, all wine themed, and our Big Wine Tree Raffle includes 50 bottles of wine, perfect to start a cellar or add to one right before holiday entertaining,” says Kristin. According to the Monthly Crime Report of the Coeur d’Alene City Police Department, calls for service pertaining to child abuse are up 56 percent from last year in Coeur d’Alene City alone. “This sets the stage for CASA to train and retain more advocates in order to ensure every child victim of abuse and neglect has a voice,” says Kristin.


HIGHLIGHT EVENT For those wanting to make a difference in our community, this is an annual event that not only guarantees an enjoyable evening with friends and the community but will ultimately make a difference in the lives of local children. Tickets are available online at Anyone interested in sponsoring or purchasing tables or tickets can contact Kristin Ludwig by calling 208.660.6707 or emailing





Join the Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation for their signature event, Run for the Angels, at McEuen Park. Noon to 2pm, there will be fun for the entire family including face painting, bounce houses, obstacle course, cotton candy, music, photo booth and much more! The Opening Ceremony starts at 2pm to honor those affected by a pregnancy, infant or child loss, followed by the 5k. Find out more by calling 208.557.4371 or online at

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz will deliver the Idaho Humanities Council’s 15th Annual North Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, October 11 at 7pm at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The evening will begin with a no-host reception and silent auction at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm followed by Raddatz’s talk. General tickets are $65; benefactor tickets $130. Benefactors are invited to a private preevent reception with Raddatz at 5pm. Tickets are available online at or by calling IHC at 888.345.5346.

6th Annual Run for the Angels Annual CdA Humanities Lecture & Dinner 5K Family Fun Day


6th Annual New York Runway Elegance Fashion Show St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho presents the 6th Annual New York Runway Elegance Fashion Show Friday, October 12, 5:30 to 9pm at Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn. All outfits and fashion accessories on the runway are from St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores and modeled by local celebrities and friends. There will also be heavy hors d’oeuvres, games, drawings and more. Tickets can be purchased online at Proceeds go toward St. Vincent de Paul Warming Centers.

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JBF North Idaho Fall Sales Event

Junk2Funk’s 10th Annual Fundraiser

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Held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, the JBF North Idaho Fall Sales Event is one too good to miss! Find tons of gently used infant-juniors clothing, layette, maternity, shoes, books, games, swings, bouncers, strollers, saucers, bikes, cloth diapers, bedroom decor and toys! Everything you need for your growing family. Admission is $3 Friday and Saturday and free Sunday.

KEA invites you participate in this historical creative eco-fashion show and showcase your creativity and pack the stage with a tapestry of Eco-trashy fashions! Please join the funky fun and unleash your talents for what certainly will be the most over the top, Junk2Funk they have ever hosted. To participate, there is a $10 registration fee. Tickets are $40 to attend the event. Junk2Funk.

Saturday, October 14, 10am to 4pm, don’t miss out on Coeur d’Alene Makers Market at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center. Hosted by Coeur d’Alene Makers, this is a community gathering of Inland Northwest artists, jewelers, bakers and crafters staging an open marketplace, complete with food samples, shopping and more.





2018 3Cs Craft Fair


Inaugural Lake City Comicon


Join Cancer and Community Charities for lots of fun and unique gift ideas at their Second Annual Craft Fair Saturday, October 20, 9am to 3pm, at the Boys & Girls Club in Coeur d’Alene. Entry is just $2 per person. Find Christmas wreaths, warm and cozy knitted and crocheted items, unique handmade items and delicious homemade baked goods. To find out more, and for those interested in a booth, visit

Don’t miss Lake City Comicon! The event takes place at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds 10am to 4pm, and tickets are just $5 at the door; free for children 12 and younger. ​Featuring 100 exhibitors selling a variety of comics, toys, collectibles, local artists, handmade crafts and more, come dressed in your best Cosplay. Specials guests include actors Jackson Bostwick, Felix Silla, and Sandi Sellner and artists Blacky Shepherd and Tom Cook.

Opulent. Elegant. Mysterious. North Idaho Life will once again host a classic and epic, one-ofa-kind masquerade ball. The evening includes a red carpet arrival, complimentary Champagne, dinner with interactive entertainment, live music, DJ and dancing. Don’t miss out on this premier North Idaho event, which will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Doors open at 6pm. Purchase tickets online at







Masquerade Charity Ball

Harvest Fest

Monster’s Ball

Downtown Trick or Treat

Don’t miss the final Farmers Market of the 2018 season! Held 10am to 3pm in Downtown Coeur d’Alene at Fifth Street and Sherman Avenue, the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association invites you to come shop and taste the best of the harvest. There will be pumpkin painting, dog costume content and more.

Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Resort, this year’s Monster Ball is sure to be one not to miss. Featuring a costume contest, a live DJ, no-host bars, beer pong, FunnyBooth Photo Booth, “demon drinks” and “fearful food” from the Coeur d’Alene Taphouse Unchained and much more! Tickets are just $25 per person.

Each Halloween, Downtown Coeur d’Alene businesses line Sherman Avenue with decorated storefronts, handing out candy to all the little ghouls and goblins, fairies and princesses who stop by to say trick or treat. This is a safe family friendly event and is held 4 to 6pm. Make it a family tradition.










The Coeur d’Alene Resort Friday d’Lights Nov. 23 l 5 - 8 p.m.

(open to the public) Sponsored by Kootenai Health Auxiliary

Festival Brunch* Nov. 24 l 9 - 11 a.m.

Sponsored by North Idaho Eye Institute

Gala* Nov. 24


6 p.m. to midnight

Sponsored by Mountain West Bank




November 23-26, 2018

Family Day Nov. 25 l 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (open to the public)

Fashion Show Dinner* Nov. 26 l 5 - 8 p.m.

Children’s Workshop Nov. 25 l 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (open to the public)

Fashion Show

Sponsored by Numerica Credit Union

Sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Pediatrics

Fashion Show Luncheon* Nov. 26 l 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Mountain Power Construction

Produced by Silverwood Theme Park Productions Underwritten by Wells Fargo *Advance Reservations Required

Sponsored by Friends of the Foundation Robert Yuditsky, Scarlet Kelso and Don Icardo

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THERE’S ALSO A CASINO IN HERE. SOMEWHERE. The entertainment options at Northern Quest keep getting bigger. Windfall, our new Kalispel retail store, offers the biggest names in outdoor lifestyle gear, home goods and more. M&D, a movie and dinner restaurant, features eight screens with theater food and drink service. Kids Quest can be your sitter for the night. And of course, you’ll still find all your favorite slots and table games in our 24/7 casino. All just minutes away from your luxury hotel room.



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