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In this issue, we highlight our local football team and what is in store for the next few months. What can be better than the Friday night lights and cheering on your hometown team? Supporting our youth, whether you have children in school or not, can take on many forms. Businesses provide financial support. Individuals volunteer time to coach. And, of course, there are the fans who attend the games, whether it is football, soccer, volleyball and more, to cheer on the athletes. If you have younger kids, it is always fun for them to go to games and see what sport may interest them as they grow older. Fall is also a time to get out and enjoy the cooler weather and the beautiful colors. There are hiking trails, bike trails and more that are fun for everyone to explore. Take

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ABOUT THE COVER IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. Excitement lurks around the corner with back to school and of course ... football season! This month’s cover photo is action packed and was taken by Jason Duchow of Jason Duchow Photography. Who’s ready to get out there to cheer on and support our local Coeur’ d’Alene Vikings and Lake City Timberwolves?! You won’t have to wait much longer.



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A study at Indiana University showed that people with clean houses are healthier than people with messy houses. Regular household chores like vacuuming and washing windows can be great physical activity. A tidy home can also mean we’re more likely to invite people over—prompting interactions that can help alleviate feelings of depression and isolation that can accompany aging. Tips to get started With these tips, decluttering doesn’t need to be a dreaded task: • Don’t judge yourself. It’s harder to decide what to do with items that have been in the family for generations than it might be for millennials to decide what to do with items from their college years. • Take it one room at a time. According to a study by Moen,

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A kitchen oasis... the most cluttered areas of a home are the garage, kitchen and home office. The kitchen is a good place to start the decluttering process because throwing away chipped dishes and expired spices isn’t as taxing as wading through boxes of potentially important paperwork or personal items. Take everything out of the fridge and cupboards and spread it all out on a counter or table so it’s easy to review. Give shelves a good wipe-down and restock them with the necessities, putting go-to things within easy reach, and donating or storing appliances and dishes that are used less often. Once you feel good about your progress in the kitchen, move on to tackle the garage, office and other spaces where belongings tend to pile up. Like closets! • Keep only what you wear the most. Pick a handful of favorite outfits for everyday wear, social outings and special occasions, seasonal wear and wardrobe staples, and donate the rest. If it’s

hard to part with handmade or other sentimental items, consider finding creative ways to remember them, such as making a memory quilt of old T-shirts or photographing special items for an album and then letting them go. • Stop the build-up before it begins. Keep a recycling bin handy for unwanted credit card offers and coupon packs before they enter the house, and unsubscribe from magazines and newspapers if they pile up unread. Eco-Cycle has some tips to cull the tide of junk mail, and mobile apps like Evernote can help collect and digitize recipes, warranties, instruction manuals and memorabilia to clear away more piles of paper. At the end of the day, it’s OK to hang on to belongings that are near and dear to you. But for items that don’t hold sentimental or functional value, kick start a decluttering mission today so you can enjoy a tidier, safer home tomorrow.






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awareness of the physical, mental and emotional toll taken by stress is leading progressive employers to create takeyour-pet-to-work programs. As more and more companies adopt a pets-at-work policy, consider these facts based on a recent Purina report about the many advantages of such programs: • They can benefit health: Pet-employee interaction has been shown to reduce the employee’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels in addition to alleviating anxiety. • They can improve employee retention: Sixty-three percent of employees in pet-friendly workplaces say they're very satisfied with their work environments—nearly twice as many as those in other workplaces. In fact, respondents rank the option of bringing pets at work as the second most-valuable employee perk—more valuable than free coffee and parking. Overall, three in five survey participants wish their workplace would institute a pet-friendly policy. (BPT) - IF YOU'VE EVER FELT TENSE, ANXIOUS OR SIMPLY UNABLE TO RELAX WHILE PERFORMING YOUR JOB, YOU'RE FAR FROM ALONE. A recent survey by the American Institute of Stress found 80 percent of U.S. workers across industries have felt stress in the workplace; nearly half say they could use help dealing with it and 42 percent said their coworkers could use some relief. To the delight of animal lovers everywhere, awareness of the physical, mental and emotional toll taken by stress is leading progressive employers to create take-your-pet-to-work programs. For example, for the past 20 years, Purina has encouraged its associates to bring their pets to work, and in a typical week hundreds of dogs and cats enjoy spending time with their owners at the pet food maker's St. Louis campus. "Pets bring a wealth of benefits—both physical and emotional—to pet owners and their families, so it's no surprise those same benefits also apply to the workplace and employees," notes Dr. Kurt Venator, Purina's chief veterinary officer. "Whether a pet helps provide a calming sense during a challenging situation or encourages employees to take a walk during their lunch break, here at Purina we experience the benefits of pets at work every day and want others to as well."

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ou don’t need to wait until October for your annual Oktoberfest celebration. Coeur d’Alene opens the celebrations on the same weekend as Munich, the birthplace of Oktoberfest. While you won’t see the massive throngs of revelers as you would in Germany, you will experience a fun family friendly event highlighting German heritage, food and drink. The ninth annual Downtown Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest will be held on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. The Friday kickoff begins at 4pm and runs until 9pm. On Saturday, festivities begin at noon and continue to 9pm as well. Biergartens will be set up both inside and out with three different areas to explore. You’ll find the indoor biergarten at the Resort Plaza Shops, and moving outside, the corner of Second and Sherman will be the Prostgarten. On Saturday, an additional outdoor area called Festzelt will open up on the Resort Lawn.

Throughout the two-day event you can sample from more than 30 beers with German selections, as well as local brewers’ takes on German-style lagers and seasonal offerings. Ciders will also be served. Six live bands will provide music during the celebration. Local businesses are also participating by opening their doors and pouring beers as well. You’ll find samples along Sherman Avenue at Taphouse Unchained, All Things Irish, Angel Gallery, Christmas at the Lake and Fine Brewed. Dressing up is encouraged, and those wearing a traditional dirndl or lederhosen will be treated to a free meal. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended, as the event has sold out of steins in previous years. Tickets get you entry, a souvenir glass and tastes. Additional 4-ounce tastes can be purchased for just $1. Designated drivers and children get in for free. You can purchase your tickets at



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eith Boe is a busy man. Between his work in real estate, photography, managing a huge local social media group and hosting special event dinners with area chefs, it’s amazing he can find time to continually throw one of the biggest and most glamorous parties of the year. This October will mark the third year of the Epic North Idaho Life Masquerade Charity Ball. The idea first came to Keith when he discovered a real living castle on top of Schweitzer Mountain while working as a photographer for Living Local magazine. “While on a road trip late at night, the idea crossed my mind. ‘Oh my gosh! What if we did a real life Masquerade Ball, like out of a scene of a movie in a real castle! Something I’ve always dreamed about to experience and nothing I’ve ever even heard of before actually happening in real life!’” recalls Keith. The first time running an event, organizers often don’t know what to expect as far as turnout and participation, but people definitely were excited for this particular ball. People came out in droves and the costuming was opulent, elegant and beyond amazing by guests.


Keith thought this would be a one and done event, but the feedback he received from the attendees all but forced him into making it an annual event. “Year two, we spent an absolute fortune converting the Greyhound Event Center in Post Falls into a mysterious mansion with a Golden Palace Lounge,” he said. The decorations were incredible with white ostrich feather vases—some with more than 200 feathers in each vase—a hand-painted mural 20 feet high and 50 feet wide of a mansion-grand staircase as a backdrop and the Grand Ballroom with a nebula cloud projected on the ceiling with stars moving across the sky. Tables featured ornate vases filled with branches, dripping with diamond necklaces and lit up with crystals. Aerial entertainment wowed guests as did a secret flash mob scene that broke out just as dinner was ending. Daniel Connelly Productions Troupe jumped out from among the guests at their tables and performed the masquerade scene from the Phantom of the Opera and ended in an epic sword fight on top of the guests’ dining tables. “Man, you should have seen the guests’ faces when


You will arrive to a red carpet filled with paparazzi and enjoy a champagne reception prior to dinner. A wonderful meal along with tableside entertainment will follow.

the actors jumped on top of their tables in an epic duel between the Phantom and Raoul!” exclaimed Keith.

in the community as well. Keith has chosen Children’s Village of North Idaho as a beneficiary of funds raised at the party. “When identifying a charity, we had only one thing in mind. As a father of five, it had to help our young kids in crisis, and it had to be purely local here in North Idaho,” he said. Children’s Village is a residential home for children who are in need of a safe haven from abuse, neglect or severe family crisis and has helped more than 2,000 area children. Last year’s ball raised nearly $12,000 for the organization.

For year three, he has moved the North Idaho Life Masquerade Charity Ball to a new central location inside the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Never one to throw the same party twice, attendees will notice a few similarities to previous events but plenty of stunning new decorations, effects and surprises. While not giving away all his secrets, Keith says there will be a few more super-secret flash-mob floor shows planned with actors incognito among the guests.

The purpose of the event is two-fold; One, to provide a dreamlike experience that many of us have always wanted to live out in real life and second, to bring the community together and help raise funds for children in need, something very near to Keith’s heart.

The Ball will be held Saturday, October 20, from 6pm until 1am. Guests will dress to impress, with gentlemen in formal suits and tuxedos and ladies in ball gowns. And of course, don’t forget your masquerade mask! You will arrive to a red carpet filled with paparazzi and enjoy a champagne reception prior to dinner. A wonderful meal along with tableside entertainment will follow. When dinner concludes, nine-piece funk band Soul Proprietor will take the stage and the dancing will begin. A live DJ will finish out the night as the party won’t end until well after midnight.

This event has sold out the previous two years, and advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased individually, and groups of up to 10 can also be seated together. Discounted hotel rooms and additional information is available at

While Keith is happy to put on a one-of-a-kind party for North Idaho, the goal is not just for people to have the time of their lives but to help out


Keith cannot guarantee he will throw the party again next year, so this could be your last chance to experience the event. Ask anyone who has attended before and you’ll be assured of an incredible experience and a night not soon forgotten.

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wner and teacher at BarreU in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown, Jenny Wiglesworth offers 19 years of experience and is thrilled to be a part of the Coeur d’Alene fitness community. Nationally and internationally trained, she offers the knowledge from 19 years of a variety of class formats to bring her clients the best total-body workout. “BarreU is the exclusive, premier Barre studio in the Coeur d’Alene area,” says Jenny. “We not only pride ourselves in the strength and length that comes from our one-of-a-kind workouts, but we are also a community that encourages health and change. I am delighted to call Coeur d’Alene home and welcome you to meet me at BarreU.” What is Barre? It is a length and strength workout incorporating dance exercise, yoga and Pilates. The high-intensity, calorie-burning yet lowimpact 55-minute total-body workout works every muscle in your body. The workout focuses on lifting your “seat” (behind), lengthening your legs and toning the abdominals. In addition, Barre offers an encouraging and positive culture. At BarreU, every workout is the perfect combination of mind-body intention and high-intensity strength. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, it is the workout you have been looking for. “Once you come to a BarreU Coeur d’Alene class, you will never go back,” states Jenny.


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What differentiates BarreU from other businesses, she says, is their “3 Bs: the barre workout and the way we do it, helping women find their beauty from the inside out and bring it to the community.” August marked BarreU’s third anniversary. “I couldn’t have done this without my husband and my family. We moved from Portland and started this with the belief that something really great was going to happen within those walls,” states Jenny. “My husband is my rock. He supports me, thick and thin. He is not only there financially and emotionally, but he physically helped remodel the entire space. He also supports me by attending events, passing out flyers and being the stay-athome-dad when I am teaching or hosting events.” Her parents, sister, brother-in-law and in-laws have all been supportive of her vision and help in many ways, including watching Jenny’s two children. Jenny also credits her incredible BarreU team for helping to create a

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successful business: Barre instructors Emily Plummer, Sarah Croy and Jessi Astlund; Hannah, Cortney and Ashley who oversee the facility’s childcare; and Jen Miller for her innovative ideas for BarreU’s social media. “They are my tribe, my support and the reason BarreU continues to grow,” Jenny says.

women who come into my door looking for a fitness routine to get them into shape but gain friends and new respect for themselves.” See you at the Barre!

In addition, they hold a monthly pop-up, where BarreU partners with a local business, together raising money for the Union Gospel Mission. Past partners have been Slate Creek, Strada, Fine Brewed, The Wellness Bar, Rumour Boutique and Coeur d’Alene Marine Sports. “We have now lived in the area for a little over three years and really have fallen in love with this amazing town—mostly because of the people within it,” Jenny says. When it comes to what she finds most rewarding about her business and the work she does, Jenny says it’s the people who come into BarreU: “The


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n just a few short years, the Inland Northwest Food Network (INWFN) has come to be one of the most impactful nutrition educational organizations in the region with hundreds of educational and outreach events in the name of connecting the public with the farmers who grow their food. In 2014, Teri McKenzie saw the need to not only educate the area on cooking from scratch, gardening and basic cooking skills, but also a desire to connect with the farming community as well. The programs that have followed include farm-to-table dinners, tours of local farms and how they operate, cooking classes, farmers market booths, workshops and more. Teri’s goal is to simply impact the community in a way that gives people knowledge of their local foods

and empowering the decision to make healthier choices.

taught how to shop for, prepare and grow fresh foods.

“We are especially eager to deepen our work with kids, since our eating habits are formed when we are young,” said Teri, founder and executive director of the Inland Northwest Food Network. “Early intervention equals prevention of debilitating illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and other diet-related diseases.”

“The program has been well received by kids, parents and farmers alike,” said Teri. “In 2017, 336 kids enrolled in the program; this year, close to 500 kids joined!”

To this end, INWFN hosts the Power of Produce or POP club at the Hayden Farmers Market for kids ages 5 through 12. The club was inspired by a similar model in Oregon City, Oregon. Kids are given a $2 token to spend on fruits, vegetables or plants of their choice in the market and are


The program is set to continue when the market reopens next season. INWFN hosts monthly events aimed at adults as well, with the hope that they will have an impact not just on individuals but entire families. “Anyone who is interested in making healthy food choices or who wants to support our local farmers is welcome,” said Teri.




One such event is The Seasonal Kitchen. This is a monthly hands-on cooking class designed to teach people how to cook delicious, nutritious, locally grown seasonal foods. The September class will be all about tasty ways to cook the humble bean—a tasty, affordable, nutrient-dense food that is abundant in countless varieties. In October, attendees will learn about preparing winter squash. Classes are held at the Jacklin Arts and Culture Center in Post Falls on the third Thursday of the month. Class size is limited with pre-registration required. The Inland Northwest Food Network also hosts One Dinner, a series of dinners offered throughout the year, with each dinner prepared by one chef on one night featuring one ingredient.

The final dinner in the series will be held on October 19 at Central Foods in Spokane. Chef David Blaine will use locally sourced apples in each dish of the multi-course meal accompanied by regional wine and craft beer. Seating for this event is also limited, and advanced ticket purchase is also required.

One of Teri’s favorite events is the annual Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food event. The event features a panel of farmers, ranchers and producers who share stories about life on the farm and their growing and harvesting methods. There is also a mini-farmers market that allows the public to connect with our local producers.

Chew on This! is a lecture series presented by guest speakers from around the region who explore various topics related to food and farming. The series resumes on September 11 with a timely topic of “How to Cook Organically on a Budget” by guest presenter Brenda Doggett. The following month, on October 9, chocolate educator Savina Darzes will share “The Story of Chocolate” just in time for Halloween.

“These events, along with our farm tours and our farm-to-table dinners, provide a way for people to meet farmers and form personal relationships with them. This helps eaters to source farm fresh food while also supporting our local producers and our local economy,” said Teri.


INWFN has also been instrumental in supporting public awareness of seed saving. Each year, a

seed exchange is held at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. “We also have hosted two Seed Schools—one in Coeur d’Alene and one in Spokane—to help teach people how to save their own seeds,” said Teri. Seed sovereignty is critical to food security, is economical and helps to preserve varieties of plants that are well-suited to our climate. With so many programs, events, dinners and engagements across the Inland Northwest, one might think that the Inland Northwest Food Network has reached its plateau; not so, according to Teri. “While we are proud of the impact we have made in just four short years, there is much more that we want to do to grow our region’s food system. We are committed to continuing to connect people through food and to ensuring a healthy food future for all.” Like nearly all nonprofits in the area, the Inland Northwest Food Network relies on individual donations and monthly pledges to help support programs and the work done across the area. A membership program and a Business Affiliate program are currently being developed to help support those efforts. People who wish to make a donation can do so at INWFoodNetwork/donate. Another way to show support is by volunteering. As a volunteer-based organization, INWFN is always in need of help with a wide range of skills and expertise. To learn more about their volunteer program or to apply to volunteer, you can visit the website as well.

The Inland Northwest is blessed to have excellent growing conditions as well as ranchers committed to cruelty free and sustainable harvesting practices of animals. Generally speaking, the closer you are to the people who grow your food the fresher and healthier that food is likely to be. While farmers and city dwellers might live very different lives day to day, we are all connected by what we eat. Knowing where your food comes from and choosing to support local not only helps your own nutrition but stimulates the local economy by keeping dollars here. As summer comes to an end, so do many of the weekly farmers markets we enjoy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still create fresh and healthy meals at home, and INWFN is there to present healthy choices year round. Whether you’re looking for a fun volunteer opportunity, dinners with likeminded folks or in need of a brush up on how to prepare vegetables, the Inland Northwest Food Network has you covered.


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Three days of enjoyment. Come peruse two great shows for the price of one. The Northwest Taste and Home Idea Show! The Home Idea Show provides a great opportunity for you to browse though hundreds of home improvement exhibits and attend numerous seminars. Under the same roof, at the Northwest Taste Show you can sip, sample and savor your way through tastes of the Northwest. Cooking demonstrations, artisan cheeses, oils and vinegars PLUS regional wines, crafts beers, and spirits. You must be 21 or older and ID is required for the Northwest Taste Show.

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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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ootball has been an integral part of Travis Jerome’s life. A senior on Lake City High School’s football team, Travis has played football since he was in second grade. This is his second year as a starter on the Timberwolves’ varsity team, and he also serves as team captain.

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But it is not just on the football field where Travis excels. He currently has a 3.9 GPA and has maintained that all throughout high school. His determination is something that has allowed him to overcome any challenges he


has faced in his athletic career. “One of the biggest challenges through all my years of playing has been battling a lot of adversity such as multiple coaching changes and some rough rebuilding seasons,” said Travis. “A lot of people might be discouraged by this, but I feel like all these experiences have made me a better man and a better leader.” Travis shares that he plans to play football in college and is looking at schools that will fit both his athletic and academic interests and help him better himself. Travis said he is interested in becoming a teacher because he feels as though teachers have the ability



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to influence a lot of young people’s lives in a positive way. “Also, teaching would also give me an opportunity to get into coaching,” he said. While there are many things that the game of football brings to young athletes’ lives, what Travis enjoys most about the game is the ability to have so many people come together to achieve a common goal. “Football is a tough sport, and it challenges you physically and mentally,” said Travis. “But having your teammates beside you keeps you going.” Coaches play an important part in not only teaching the fundamentals of a sport but in teaching life lessons as well. For Travis, one of those lessons has been determination. “One thing I have learned from playing

“One of the biggest challenges through all my years of playing has been battling a lot of adversity such as multiple coaching changes and some rough rebuilding seasons,” said Travis. “A lot of people might be discouraged by this, but I feel like all these experiences have made me a better man and a better leader.” sports and from my coaches is that you can’t give up on anything that you care about, whether that is in football or life. You have to find a way to keep going.”







ather nature enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, history buffs or anyone seeking a day of beauty and exploration for a ride on The Route of the Hiawatha. Running along the old Milwaukee Railroad bed, this 15-mile journey has been called “the most scenic stretch of railroad in the country.” It’s always a great time to ride the Hiawatha, but 2018 is a particularly special year as June marked the celebration of its 20th anniversary! Visitors are welcomed seven days a week from late May through late September. Don’t miss your chance to ride through this year’s closing day of September 23. From start to finish, planning a trip is easy. Operations are based out of Lookout Pass, located just off Interstate 90 at the IdahoMontana state line about halfway between Spokane, Washington, and Missoula, Montana. The easy access and central proximity brings in groups from all over the Northwest—and even all over the country. This convenient location is where you can purchase tickets, rent your gear and pick up maps and information about the trail. You can also stock up on food and drinks (a necessity for the several hour experience) and souvenirs to commemorate your day. Lookout employees are happy to assist with getting your bikes securely attached to your vehicle. No bike

rack? No problem! Racks are also available to rent and include installation service from the helpful staff. Riders are welcome to bring their own set of two wheels, but helmets with a headlamp are an absolute must! For reference, the rental lamps use a bright 300 lumen light. Whether you’re renting or not, your first stop will be this main Lookout Pass hub to get your tickets and map. Once you’re all ready to go, an easy to follow 7-mile drive will take you to where your adventure officially begins. A special aspect of the Hiawatha is that it’s almost entirely downhill, making it a realistic ride for a variety of ages and abilities. Children as young as 5 have completed the trail riding a fixed-speed bicycle. Because of this, it’s an ideal spot to gather for an activity during a family reunion, a pre-wedding journey with out-of-town loved ones or just a great excuse to bring everyone together for a day of fun. To sweeten the deal, groups over 10 can take advantage of the 10-percent off ticket discount. The beautiful backdrop is also ideal for a romantic trip for two! Most find that at the end of the 15-mile downhill trek, they’re left feeling accomplished yet not exhausted.



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Countless locals enjoy riding the Hiawatha Trail year after year, but the sentiment seems to be mutual with all visitors. It’s been widely described as “The Crown Jewel of the Rail-to-Trail Conservation,” was inducted into the Rail-to-Trail Hall of Fame and was chosen as a USA Today Top Ten Pick. It’s no wonder such effort has been put into preserving this trail for many rides to come. Your first venture on what can truly be described as an experience is down the fully enclosed 1.66-mile tunnel known both as both the St. Paul Pass Tunnel and the Taft Tunnel. Be prepared for the temperatures to drop and the light to be completely eliminated. From start to finish through this tunnel you’ll descend about 1,000 feet in elevation at a 1.7-percent downhill grade. This is the longest tunnel on the Hiawatha and a very fun way to kick off your day. Keep an eye out for a historical marker on the wall about halfway through Taft Tunnel. It will detail which side bored through the fastest and the work’s accuracy in joining up the middle. Remember that during

construction engineers didn’t have the luxury of modern technology, so the quality of the work is quite impressive! At the end of your journey you’ll have a second go through this tunnel on your way back to your vehicle—the only part of the Hiawatha you’ll experience twice if you choose not to take the bus back at the end, like most do. As soon as you emerge from the Taft Tunnel, you’ll notice a gorgeous waterfall that makes the perfect backdrop for a photo op. Hiawatha Trail hashtags and check-ins online bring up numerous fantastic photos of the experience, and you’ll notice that this famous waterfall makes numerous appearances! It’s definitely a must-do family photo. In addition to the Taft Tunnel, throughout the trail you’ll traverse through nine more exciting train tunnels and seven breathtaking high trestles. Another fun fact about this rail-to-trail that’s regarded as one of the most unique of its kind is that it goes through Idaho and Montana, so you’ll ride two states in one day! There is truly no dull part of The Route of the Hiawatha experience. With each stretching mile you cycle, nature



at its finest surrounds you everywhere you look. Throughout the trip you’ll take in awe-inspiring rock formations, gaze down at mountain valleys that take your breath away and cross towering bridges that make you feel on top of the world. Plus, don’t forget the wildlife! You’re likely to meet friendly humans along the way, but there are also other creatures to get acquainted with from afar! You’ll encounter a wide variety of Northwest wildlife that calls the surrounding areas of the Hiawatha home. This is an ideal opportunity for the kids to experience magnificent animals in their natural habitat. The Hiawatha is also a literal ride through history! Athletics and the outdoors meets education during this day trip. Make sure to plan for enough time to stop and read each of the 47 interpretive historical signs along the way. Not just children, but adults, too, will enjoy learning about the

significance of each stop and viewing old photographs of what once was. With so much scenery and education to absorb, your first trip to this remarkable place is unlikely to be your last. Each time you visit a certain landscape or story may stand out. There will be many opportunities for beautiful frameworthy photos, but don’t forget to pause throughout your journey down The Route of the Hiawatha and truly take in all that surrounds you. As you pedal mile by mile down the trail, remember that this backdrop of natural beauty isn’t just a part of your day but has also been enjoyed during the days, months and years of so many before you. As you hop on the bus that takes you back to that final journey through the St. Paul Pass Tunnel and back to civilization, be thankful for all that you have—including the luxury of not having to ride the Hiawatha back uphill! Here’s a whistle blow to the next 20 years of folks gathering together to experience this beautiful ride.


Another fun fact about this railto-trail that’s regarded as one of the most unique of its kind is that it goes through Idaho and Montana, so you’ll ride two states in one day! There is truly no dull part of The Route of the Hiawatha experience.



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here’s a deep connection between wellness and good food.

At least, that’s what Hillary FaetaGinepra believes—and it’s a philosophy that she passes on to her students in the Culinary Arts program at North Idaho College. “I work hard to introduce the students to what that means. They’re the ones who are going to be shaping the industry,” she said. “Quality is extremely important.” To that end, the Culinary Arts program has added a second year option to its technical certificate—one that will give students an even fuller understanding of the industry. While the program’s first year focuses on cooking, the second introduces advanced techniques, with an emphasis on the business side. Students will learn about budgeting and payroll, purchasing and cost control, nutrition and marketing, and more. “The focus is on preparing them to be entrepreneurs and run a business,” Faeta-Ginepra said. However, the program isn’t only for students who are just getting started in the industry. Students with more experience or who are already working in the culinary field can gain the skills needed to advance their careers. “My hope is that they would be able to walk into a sous chef or higher-level management position, not just a line position where they’re just cooking,” Faeta-Ginepra said. “They could go anywhere with it.” That’s precisely what current student Jenny Pettit hopes to do. For her, cooking has always been

Jenny Pettit is pictured using the skills she learned at NIC as a chef at St. Vincent de Paul’s Father Bill’s Kitchen in Coeur d’Alene. Pettit plans to return to NIC in the fall to learn even more under the tutelage of NIC Culinary Arts Instructor Hillary Faeta-Ginepra.

therapeutic, a way to make others happy—and now she’s turning it into a career.

In their second year, students will gain even more valuable experience, Faeta-Ginepra said.

A disabled mother of two, Pettit enrolled in the Culinary Arts program in order to take her lifelong passion for cooking to the next level. She plans to return in the fall to take the second year, and she said she looks forward to continuing her education at NIC.

“That practical experience really makes a difference,” she said. “Second-year students will still work in the restaurant, but they’ll take it over in terms of menu planning, purchasing and putting in procedures for cost control.

“I’m more of a rounded cook now,” she said. “I can do more than just savory cooking. I can do baking and sweets and run the front of the house, not just cook on the line.” Students like Pettit gain practical experience in running a commercial kitchen from a unique feature of NIC’s Culinary Arts program: Emery’s Restaurant and NICularts Deli, which are oncampus eateries staffed by Culinary Arts students. Beyond preparing meals, students learn about customer service, food and beverage pairing and more.


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Nutrition myths that won’ t seem to go away

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By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS Fat is Bad

LET’S FACE IT, THERE ARE MANY MYTHS WHICH SURROUND OUR HEALTH. It’s not always easy to distinguish fact from fiction. Below I hope to clear up some of the confusion for you!

Before people were afraid of carbohydrates, they were afraid of fat. Even though the height of that wave was nearly two decades ago, the idea that fat is bad has still hung on fairly strong. Again, as with carbohydrates, fat is a very important part of a well-rounded diet. Your body needs fats for healthy hormone production and maintenance, so eliminating fats entirely is not a good idea either. I’ll say it again; weight loss is going to be a factor of calories in versus calories out, not because a certain macronutrient is making them fat.

Carbs Are Bad I wrote about this subject recently, so I won’t go too far into this again, but contrary to current popular belief, carbohydrates are not inherently bad for you. Carbohydrates have a very important place in a well-rounded nutrition plan. They are your body’s preferred source of energy, especially in highintensity activities such as exercise. Eliminating carbohydrates because it’s the latest fad to do is unfounded. Weight loss is—and always will be—a factor of calories in versus calories out. Carbohydrates specifically are not the reason anyone is overweight. Study after study has shown that macronutrient ratio is not a factor in overall weight loss. There are pros and cons to each of protein, fat and carbohydrate, but specifically trying to remove any is just misguided.

Protein is Bad There’s a bit of a theme going here, but I think they’re all worth addressing. In general, most people are aware of the fact that protein intake is an important factor in any nutrition plan, but there are voices out there proclaiming


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that too much protein is bad for you, specifically in the realm of kidney health. This is largely due to one study that was later disproved. Protein is essential for tissue repair and overall health. Because of the available sources of protein, it is typically very hard to overeat, so it is generally a good idea to make protein intake your primary or secondary (after vegetables) goal for every meal of the day. Salt is Bad This is an interesting one, as salt’s relationship to hypertension and kidney damage is typically more a correlation than causation. Salt itself is a very important mineral to maintain in your diet, so trying to eliminate it altogether is not a good idea. However, most highly processed foods are high in sodium, and most people who tend to eat highly processed foods have a penchant for other unhealthy foods that cause high blood pressure and kidney damage. So, though salt and high sodium intake seems to be a causation for people diagnosed with hypertension and poor kidney health, the takeaway is not to put down the salt shaker so much as it is to put down the hot dogs and potato chips. Gluten is Bad Gluten’s evil has been propagated more and more lately, but as with the others above, it’s just not inherently


bad, and while eliminating it has caused a great deal of people to lose weight and feel better, the reason they saw those results was not due to gluten itself but more because they were overeating the foods that gluten is found in. By eliminating gluten, you typically find yourself eating more meat and vegetables and therefore eat less processed foods, less sugar, drink less alcohol and overall eat less calories. Certainly, there are people with gluten intolerances or Celiac Disease, and those are very real issues. But not everyone needs to or should bother trying to eliminate gluten entirely. Detoxes are Important and Effective Oh boy, if gluten’s relationship to the devil isn’t my favorite thing to roll my eyes at, it’s detoxes and cleanses. These are some of the most incredibly popular and perpetuated scams around, and I applaud the creativity and gusto that must go into the creation of these ideas. It amazes me that in the day and age of the Internet, people still think these are effective or a good idea. Unfortunately, the vast majority (and possibly entirety) of detox supplement companies cannot even define or label the specific toxins they are targeting. Certainly, there are things that enter the body that are harmful and should be eliminated. The great thing is that we already have very powerful and effective tools for that task—the liver, kidneys and lungs. All of which greatly benefit from a well-rounded, nutritious diet, not a drastic elimination of all foods and a short-term introduction of lemonade, juices, apple cider vinegar or anything else. Eat a well-balanced diet, and you’ll be fine.



hen one thinks about optimizing one’s health, working out and eating right come to mind first and foremost. What if we began to look at health differently, with a more mindful approach? This can be mind-blowing at first, but research demonstrates how beneficial moments of quiet can be for one’s health. Rest and deeper awareness of the mind’s connection to the body may possibly be just as, if not more, important than the high-energy workouts one is typically drawn to.

effects the exercises have within the mindto-body connection. For example, poses like Shavasana lead students to release their minds of all thoughts to deeper connect to a state of restfulness and relaxation within their bodies.

High-intensity workouts remain to be a handsdown amazing way to formulate a healthy lifestyle. They raise heart rates, burn calories and create overall muscular strength. These workouts provide instant endorphin rushes and can be extremely addicting. Overall, these workouts are positive, and undeniably effective, ways to be healthy. However, more often than not, these workouts formulate around ideas of “getting it done.” When framed this way, the mind views the workout as another task to do rather than a crucial part of one’s lifestyle. Although there’s nothing wrong with this, creating balance of workout with mind-body connections can be more beneficial overall.

A restful getaway is a healthy way to let go, focus on breathing and release the mind of busyness. Although some vacations spiral into more work than one’s actual life, focusing on wellness can be a healthy way to transcend. A retreat that harnesses health and wellness, where rest and relaxation are in mind, are the getaways that promote a healthy rest and relaxation process. These retreats are like life’s “breath of fresh air.” They take one away from day-to-day life into a place of serenity, almost above what seems natural. And, who doesn’t desire that?

Reframing one’s view toward an everyday workout can add value to what one’s currently doing, and possibly be even healthier. Instead of simply getting it done, it’s important to create intentional awareness of opening the mind and connecting the breath to the body. Workouts that traditionally exhibit this practice, like yoga and Pilates, are known for the powerful

The workout arena is simply one environment where rest toward a healthier lifestyle can be found. Vacations or retreats allow for another form of rest and relaxation. Depending on the vacation or retreat, a getaway can be just what the body needs.

As previously mentioned, by reframing health in lieu of rest and lifestyle rather than a daily push of high intensity, one may gain a healthier overall life. Balance is always key. It is important to find an exercise that make sense for one’s life, as well as healthy eating plans that work within one’s lifestyle. However, to truly find a state of balance health, one must find rest. Rest and relaxation will bring one peace of mind, give the body a physical break and refresh the mindbody connection for what comes next.

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RESTORING HEALTH Repair function, bring balance and eliminate physiological stressors BY HOLLY A. CARLING, O.M.D., L.AC., PH.D.


eing healthy means being energetic, alive and a sparkle in our eyes. It is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity but a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. When we think of restoring health, we have to think back to what we used to feel like, then, want it so bad that we’ll do whatever it takes to be well. But there is an order to things. First of all, handling digestive health is a must. That sounds odd to most people, however, health practitioners agree that unless and until the digestive system is functioning properly, you will always be chasing tails to get well. This is because if you are unable to utilize the nutrients in your foods or supplements, the organs being fed, well, aren’t. Every organ in your body needs nutrients (especially minerals) in order to function. All tissues in the body break down daily and rebuild themselves daily—a few hundred thousand cells per organ per day throughout your life. If they don’t have the raw materials daily with which to rebuild, degeneration (defined as something which breaks down faster than it rebuilds) occurs. Healthy digestion is the first target. A healthy eliminative system is also crucial. If the body is overloaded with trying to deal with deteriorated cells and other metabolic wastes, health is hampered. When overloaded, this overloads the immune system as well. Most people think their immune system is OK if they rarely get sick. The immune system takes on the load of other systems that are not functioning well, and illness



isn’t always a great indicator of its ability to handle everything it has to do effectively. The endocrine system, the system responsible for all hormonal functions, must be balanced. If you are fatigued, are carrying around excess weight, have blood-sugar problems such as hypoglycemia or diabetes, or have male or female hormone issues, your endocrine system is out of whack. The endocrine system is the director of all organ function in the body, and because of its incredible interdependence of one gland to another, if even one gland is stressed, the whole system tries to compensate, creating a whole range of illnesses. Don’t neglect other systems such as the cardiovascular, nervous or musculoskeletal systems, because they, too, are equally important. In fact, there is not a single organ in the body that isn’t a part of this highly refined, incredible system we call the human body! To be healthy we must restore function, bring balance and eliminate physiological stressors. There is much we can do to take the burden off the body and supply the nutrients necessary for the body to call on its innate ability to heal itself. 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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SPORTS CONCUSSIONS CAUSE CONCERN Healing from brain injuries takes time, patience BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

hildren playing youth and recreational sports invariably bang their heads together resulting in a concussion. Kids suffer up to 3.8 million concussions annually from sports and recreation activities such as skateboarding or bicycling. Concussion rates across youth sports vary, but football and girls’ soccer are among the highest.


“We want patients to rest,” said Prindle. “They should avoid loud sounds, bright rooms and screen time. It’s challenging for children, but they need to avoid activities even when they’re feeling better.”

“It’s not just football. We get a lot of cheerleaders with concussions,” said Gina Prindle, who is Heritage Health’s director of the School-Based Health Center. “They fall from a throw or their pyramid collapses. Any hard fall that results in a child hitting their head can produce a concussion.

“Kids shouldn’t be taking major tests, doing big projects or engaging in heavy reading or math,” she said. “Concussions affect their ability to learn new information, memory can be impaired, and reading and screen time can prolong symptoms such as nausea and headaches.”

If your child suffers a head injury, parents need to look for symptoms. If you’re not sure, it’s better to go to a doctor to get them checked out. There can be both severe and lifelong consequences for untreated concussions. Research shows that 50 percent of concussions go unreported, primarily because coaches and parents don’t realize a child has sustained a concussion.

School districts are becoming more cognizant of concussions in light of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Coaches are trained to take concussions seriously and remove a player from the field if a player displays symptoms.

What is a concussion? The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as a “traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.” Other concussion symptoms include dizziness, nausea, disorientation, confusion, sensitivity to light, irritability and changes in behavior. “You don’t have to lose consciousness to have a concussion,” said Heritage Health’s Dr. Nicole Odom, a pediatrician. “The majority of concussions have symptoms that should be addressed by your doctor because brain injuries are cumulative, and that has the potential to have some very serious consequences.” Healing from a concussion takes time and patience. It means no athletic activity until a medical provider gives the green light to resume playing.

Providers can write restrictive orders for children to limit school work and physical activities until they’ve been cleared to resume them.

Schools can require baseline scans and other tests to monitor the before and after effects of a brain injury. Recovery periods take longer than they did 20 years ago. Healing from a concussion takes time, but how much time can be a source of confusion. “Most concussions heal between one and four weeks, but some can take much longer,” said Odom. “After about a week, concussions are about 89 percent healed and many of the symptoms are gone. The danger of coming back too soon is Second Hit Syndrome.” One of the most serious side effects of not letting a concussion heal properly is Second Hit Syndrome, a condition in which the brain rapidly swells after a second head injury occurs before the initial injury has been fully resolved. It can result in long-term disabilities, coma and death. “The second hit is the source of a lot of problems,” said Odom. “You don’t want to cause permanent brain damage by risking another concussion before the first one is healed.”


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t’s back to school time. While for some students it can be an exciting time of reuniting with their friends, for others it can produce a great deal of anxiety. The reason? They have been victims of bullying in the past and returning to that environment can be scary and intimidating. For many in the older generation, we equate bullying with the mean kid on the playground who pushes others around. But for the younger generation, bullying takes on a whole new form. Social media provides an entirely new platform for people to say negative, mean things about one another. And not having to say those things face to face provides even more anonymity for the aggressor. In recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education have taken a hard look at bullying. It has defined the elements to include unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived power imbalance, and repetition of behaviors or a high likelihood of repetition. Bullying can include either direct or indirect contact with the targeted victim. Direct would be something done in the presence of the victim, and indirect contact would be along the lines of the spreading of rumors. The unwanted aggressive behavior can take on many forms including physical, verbal, relational and damage to property. Not only that, it can be done in a variety of ways including cyberbullying. And although we think of bullying as something that is done among the youth, the effects on the victim can carry well into adulthood and can even be a contributing factor in suicide. According to counselor Barb Perusse, LPC who in her practice works closely with children, the biggest form of bullying she sees is through social media. “It is also common for kids to say mean things to others in the hallways at school or they go out of their way to exclude others,” she said. She cites one example of a child who was told that she was ugly and should die. “When things like this are said, I try to encourage those that I counsel to look at the words being directed at them from a different perspective. I ask them, ‘Is this OK? Would you ever think this is OK to say to another person?’ By taking themselves out of it, it helps increase their self-esteem and helps them to not see it as a personal attack.” Perusse said she sees the non-stop social media as nothing short of dangerous. “We see people living what we perceive as a perfect life, and that simply is not true. We cannot and should not compare ourselves to others,” she said.

According to the national organization Stop Bullying, research shows that persistent bullying can lead to feelings of isolation, rejection, exclusion or despair. And while the bullying can definitely be a risk factor of suicide, most people who take their own lives have multiple risk factors. According to the Centers for Disease Control, any involvement with bullying behavior is one stressor that can significantly contribute to feelings of hopelessness, which in turn can raise the risk of suicide. The fact that people are now talking about this subject has helped to raise awareness about the harm that bullying does to all youth who are involved in bullying in any manner. It has also opened up a dialogue among schools, parents and community members to discuss the topic. So, what can we, as educators and parents, do to help reduce, and hopefully eliminate all together, this horrific practice? Erin Roos is a teacher at Sandpoint High School. She teaches a class called Real Life which instructs students on skills to manage time, stress, conflict, creating positive communication and more. She also teaches a mentorship class that is designed for upperclassmen who wish to be positive role models for the student body. Each mentor leads a multigrade level group of students on topics pertinent to the social/emotional and academic/career planning needs of teens on a monthly basis. And while all this has done a great deal to help the students, the reality is that the problem remains. “Schools are teaching respect, acceptance and inclusion, but unfortunately bullying still exists,” said Roos.



FEATURE STORY Each year, Roos shows a video to her students on how to stop bullying dead in its tracks. The video is presented by Brooks Gibbs, an awardwinning social skills educator who teaches students, parents and educators how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule. Gibbs explains that sociologists have studied bullying for decades. However, instead of referring to the act as bullying, they refer to it as dominance behavior. “When a bully picks on someone, they are trying to demonstrate their power over that person,” said Gibbs. And when the victim of bullying responds in anger, the aggressor thrives on that behavior. Instead, said Gibbs, if the victim is resilient, emotionally strong and mentally tough, then no matter what the aggressor says, it will show them that they are not successful in their taunting. Gibbs explains that while some may believe it requires high self-esteem and selfconfidence on the part of the victim to respond in such a way as “I don’t care what you say to me,” it is really more a game of winning and losing. “The way that they [victims] win is by not getting upset, and the bully will lose. And when people lose, they don’t like playing the game, so they just leave you alone,” explains Gibbs. “Don’t get upset no matter what the bully says. I’m not saying it’s easy, but in logic it’s very simple.” He says the act of bullying is when people hurt one’s feelings. “Many people think of bullying as more complex than that. Some people think of bullying as an act of violence,” said Gibbs. But an act of violence, such as punching someone, is a crime, and by all means a person’s response to violence would naturally be to respond in anger, and they should report the crime. He warns that it is important to

“When a bully picks on someone, they are trying to demonstrate their power over that person,” said Gibbs. And when the victim of bullying responds in anger, the aggressor thrives on that behavior.



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if the victim is resilient, emotionally strong and mentally tough, then no matter what the aggressor says, it will show them that they are not successful in their taunting. differentiate between the act of bullying and a crime of battery or assault.

of responding calmly, with humor or not responding at all.

When addressing how we, as a society, can help children who are victims of bullying, he encourages people to empower our youth. By empowering kids to solve their own social problems, Gibbs said three things occur: They grow in self-esteem, self-confidence and selfworth.

“The bully is usually seeking a strong reaction or emotional response to feel powerful,” said Roos. “We also investigate assertive responses as opposed to aggressive or passive responses to bullying. This can include assertive body language, eye contact, tone of voice, setting boundaries with people and having a prepared and practiced response. Even surprising the bully by being friendly and making efforts to get to know them better works. We know that people tend to treat each other better when they know more about each other and recognize they are more similar than different.”

“All these words have one thing in common— the word ‘self.’ You cannot do it for the child; he or she has to do it for him or herself,” said Gibbs. By solving problems by themselves, children will grow in all these areas. Roos said she echoes Gibbs’ lessons in her class by discussing with her students the benefits

She advises that if the bullying behavior increases in frequency and intensity, she and other staff encourage students to tell someone. “Preferably, tell a trusted adult or someone


with authority. Keeping documentation of the bullying and having witnesses is helpful. This includes text messages, screen shots and video,” she said. Roos emphasizes that it is important that students know not to retaliate if being bullied online. “Those who have authority at school cannot help you if you are bullying back. Again, keep evidence of the bullying and do not respond online other than assertively saying the comments are not appreciated. Students have the power to control their social media privacy settings. They may block anyone with whom they do not wish to communicate, and they can report any bullying to the social media website. They can also take a break from social media and stop using it for several weeks or months. Many students are pleasantly surprised at the




relief they feel from not worrying about the possibility of reading posts, tweets or snaps that might upset them,” she said. Last year in the connections class, Roos and the mentors discussed with the students what it means to be an upstander, as opposed to a bystander. “On social media, this may look like posting a positive comment about someone after a bully has posted something hurtful. Or it could include telling the victim something you appreciate about them or what they do really well,” explained Roos. “This seems to be effective in shutting down the bully without causing more confrontation, as well as building up the bullied person.” Parents should be aware of their child and his or her behaviors. Warning signs that your child is being bullied can be many, including: unexplained injuries, lost or destroyed personal property, frequent headaches or stomach aches, change in eating habits, difficulty sleeping,

he encourages people to empower our youth. By empowering kids to solve their own social problems, Gibbs said three things occur: They grow in self-esteem, selfconfidence and selfworth. not wanting to go to school, a sudden loss of friends, decreased self-esteem and destructive behaviors including harming oneself. “Social media is the new great frontier for bullying because it is so easy to hide behind a screen and say mean things,” said Roos. “Students are also unlikely to tell their parents


or an adult if this is happening. I strongly encourage parents to notice their child’s mood before and after they are checking their social media and to talk to them about it. Parents should also be checking their child’s social media accounts regularly to see if any bullying is occurring.” It is a complex and highly technological world in which children have to navigate these days. And while there is no easy answer to how we can put an end to bullying, Roos said it all boils down to this: “I believe the most valuable tools we can supply our kids with are self-confidence, self-love and assertiveness training,” she said. If you are interested in learning more about Brooks Gibbs’ program on raising an emotionally strong child, visit his website at BrooksGibbs. com. He has an online training program called Raise Them Strong that empowers students to make friends and manage emotions. For other valuable tools, log onto advice-for-young-people/dealing-with-bullying/ how-to-respond-to-bullies.


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LAKE CITY TIMBERWOLVES This year, look for a new coach at the helm for the Lake City Timberwolves as Brian Fulp was recently appointed the interim head football coach. Although he may be new at the head coach position, he is no stranger to Lake City football, as it is his third year with the Timberwolves.

(LB), Vance Mitchell (DB), Dan Dixon (DL), Corey Pettit (OL), John Fodge (LB), Luke Fitzpatrick (DL), John Partington (freshman head coach), Chris Martinez (QB) and Mike Vargas (DL).

The Timberwolves will be well-prepared going into the season with players doing all they can during the off season. “We held our own spring Coach Fulp said that this year’s varsity team will have just over 40 players, camp with all grades during March. In June we attended the University of five of whom will be returning starters from last year’s team. Idaho Team Camp,” said Coach Fulp. “We have been working as a team since the beginning of summer in a summer weights and conditioning “We have 20 seniors, 20 juniors and one program.” They continued the weights sophomore,” he said. and conditioning program until fall camp, which began on August 6. This year, Coach Fulp said that Good luck to the Timberwolves this COACH FULP SAID THAT THEY they will focus their strength on season! WILL FOCUS THEIR STRENGTH running the football and playing a physical brand of defense. “We COEUR D’ALENE VIKINGS ON RUNNING THE FOOTBALL will run a pro-style offense with an AND PLAYING A PHYSICAL emphasis on running the ball,” he said. In his 22nd year of coaching, Vikings’ BRAND OF DEFENSE. “WE WILL head coach, Shawn Amos, looks While it takes many athletes to make up forward to another successful year RUN A PRO-STYLE OFFENSE a team, Coach Fulp said key players to for the Vikings. Last year, his team WITH AN EMPHASIS ON keep on your radar this year are Travis finished 9-3, with a 3-0 record RUNNING THE BALL,” HE SAID. Jerome at wide receiver and defensive in the Inland Empire League, back; Lucas Briner at wide receiver before losing in the 5A State and linebacker; Zane Lettau who plays Championship game to Highland running back and linebacker; Jackson High School. Bronsell on both the offensive and defensive line; and Nick Kaufman, who plays both wide receiver and linebacker. This year, there will be one returning starter on offense and three returning starters on defense, While they are a relatively young and inexperienced team, Coach Fulp with linebacker Garrett Hagel holding the title said they expect to compete hard and play every opponent tough. As for of returning player with honors as an all-league player in 2017. games that will be particularly important, Coach Fulp said, “All of our league opponents will be big games for us.” According to Amos, while all but one starter on the offense graduated, the skill guys and talent up front look promising early on. “As with all our Joining Coach Fulp on the sidelines will be assistant coaches Kelly Reed teams, we will lean on our senior leadership,” said Coach Amos. (WR), Dante Menard (OL), Bryant Sampson (RB), Jaime Fitzgerald




Looking at the defense this season, Coach Amos said that the defensive line returns with experience and athleticism. “Team speed should be a strength,” he said, adding that the young, athletic secondary will need to build consistency and trust, but they definitely have the tools. Players who Amos said are sure to make an impact this season include: Kale Edwards – QB/DB Ryan Linehan – TE/DE Jordan Johns – OL/DL Caden Friis – OL/DL Jackson Kohal – OL/DL Colbey Nosworthy – WR/DB Jake Brown – WR/DB Hunter Brett – WR/DB Kyle DeWitte – WR/DB Kade Palmer – DB Brendan Crawford – OL/LB Nick Dohm – OL/LB

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for the league play, Coach Amos said that their opponents are always competitive and well coached. “We hope our non-league schedule gets us ready for the battles with our league opponents,” he said. The Vikings opened the season at Rigby on August 24 with their first home game August 31 as they hosted Gonzaga Prep. Their league games will be October 5 at Lewiston, October 12 as they host Lake City and October 19 at Post Falls. With five state titles in the school’s history—1982, 1985, 2010, 2011 and 2013—the Vikings hope to bring the title back to their school. Be sure to come out and cheer on the Coeur d’Alene Vikings this season!

Joining Coach Amos on the sidelines this year include assistant coaches Ron Nelson (OC), Jeff Vesser (DC), Dustin Shafer (OL), Derek Edwards (LB), Tony Carrico (WR), Brian Holgate (DL), Corey Brown (OL), Vinny Lubinacci (LB), Colin Donovan (OL), Tony Prka (DB) and Cody Langley (WR). Coach Amos said he is looking forward to watching the seniors build off the brotherhood and competitive energy of last year’s group. As

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While all but one starter on the offense graduated, the skill guys and talent up front look promising early on. As with all our teams, we will lean on our senior leadership. - Amos



AUGUST 24 @ Rigby HS 7pm

AUGUST 31 vs. Gonzaga Prep HS 7pm

SEPTEMBER 07 @ Mead HS 7pm

SEPTEMBER 14 vs. Eisenhower HS 7pm

SEPTEMBER 21 vs Highland HS 7pm


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AUGUST 24 vs. Madison HS 7pm

AUGUST 34 vs. Lewis & Clark HS 7pm

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SEPTEMBER 21 vs. East Valley HS 7pm

SEPTEMBER 28 vs. Sandpoint HS 7pm

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WITH SCHOOL UPON US, FALL SPORTS ARE SUDDENLY IN FULL SWING. Students have pep rallies, homecoming activities and more. But it’s not just the high school community that can lend support to the local teams; individuals, families and businesses can all do much to help support the youth in their extracurricular activities. Here are just a few ways that people can bring a community atmosphere to the various sporting events.

In addition to learning the skills of certain sports, there are many social benefits that are derived from participating in athletics. As fans, we can display good sportsmanship to our team, the opposing team and the officials. If you have younger children, bring them along to the games and emphasize how important it is to be supportive. It will help encourage them to be involved in sports as they grow older as well. After all, what child would want to play a sport knowing they could be ridiculed by the crowd?


Do you have a special skill from which some sports teams may benefit? Maybe a team needs help fundraising. If you have an expertise in this area, step up and offer to help. Maybe you have played a sport before and could help out at practice or coach some of the kids. Many kids need positive role models outside of their own parents, and being a volunteer on a sports team is just one of many ways you can make a difference in a young person’s life.

Are you part of a business that emphasizes involvement in the community? There are many ways the business sector can support youth sports. They can monetarily sponsor a team or allow employees a certain number of hours on the clock each month to give back to the community. Volunteering can be in a variety of ways. It can be through being a team manager, offering to speak to a group of athletes about the importance of representing the community in a positive light or even helping to coach. Whatever your passion, find a way that you can put it to use to support local young athletes.


Does your school have a booster club? If so, look into joining! Or if it doesn’t, maybe you are the kind of person who can rally people in the community to form a booster club. The reality is that when school budgets are cut, sports are typically the first thing to be cut. By having and donating to a booster club, your school athletes can receive support for costs that may not be covered by the school. Equipment gets old or may no longer be safe for the kids to use. Camps may be cost prohibitive for some students, so raising money for scholarships is a great benefit to the students.


Vernon, British Columbia Where you can enjoy your American Discount STORY AND PHOTOS BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND


ernon, British Columbia, is not on most people’s radar as a vacation destination, and that is what makes it so special. Set in the heart of Canada’s Okanagan Valley, this lovely area is known for its lakes, fruit orchards, world-class wineries and rolling hills. As summer’s warm temperatures begin to cool, the shoulder season in September is a perfect time to visit. Enjoy activities like mountain biking at SilverStar Mountain Resort and stand-up paddleboarding without the crowds; eat at farm-to-table restaurants which highlight the bounty of the fall harvest; and tour historical attractions and family friendly farms. You will also get to enjoy what the locals call the American discount. The current exchange rate is very favorable to the U.S. dollar. One USD is worth about $1.30 in Canadian currency and has been for the last six months. This works out to a 30 percent discount on your trip, and you’ll find prices in Vernon much less than the tourist destinations of Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver. Where to Stay Vernon has a variety of places to stay from resorts on the nearby lakes, chain hotels in town and vacation rentals. One local place that really stands out is the Vernon Lodge and Conference Center centrally located in the heart of Vernon and walking distance to many downtown restaurants and shops. The hotel has a beautiful three-story atrium with a natural stream incorporated into the design, which flows through the atrium surrounded by more than 1,000 plants. Soak in the pool or hot tub with the sounds of the creek trickling by. The Lodge Kitchen restaurant and bar are located in the atrium as well and make a good location for a first night in town meal.




Where to Eat The Okanagan Valley is foodie heaven where fresh bountiful produce, handcrafted cheeses and meats are turned into delectable meals made by local chefs. Choices abound from a bus station restaurant, a downtown locals’ favorite, to winery bistros with stunning views. Take a tasting tour and stock up as you go for the ultimate picnic. The Chase Winery and Garden Bistro is on the Scenic Sip Trail, a group of eight wineries in Lake Country who joined together to promote this beautiful area. The Garden Bistro is an excellent place for lunch. Dine on a patio with views of the vineyard, orchards, Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. This farm-to-table restaurant features a ½-acre organic vegetable garden. Chef Alex Lavroff designs the menu to showcase local flavors which complement the Chase wines. Each menu item has a suggested wine pairing. You’d never guess the Greyhound Bus Station would have one of the best breakfasts in Vernon. Eatology is a popular local café with the crowds to prove it. Service works a little differently here; you que up to the counter to order your breakfast and then are seated. There is always a line but the tables turn over quickly as if everyone knows they need to share this


great place without lingering overly long. Once seated, our food arrived promptly and my coffee cup was never left empty. The food was so good, not overly fancy but just good ingredients freshly prepared. Chicken and waffles were yummy but it was a hard decision as everything coming out of the kitchen looked delicious. Well worth a stop. Midtown Bistro is where the locals go to eat dinner. It is famous for its charcuterie boards. Each one is a work of art. Local meats and cheeses are surrounded with fresh-cut vegetables, fruit, a house-made dip, French bread and crackers adorned with edible flowers and herbs. It truly is a sight to behold. Enjoy with a handcrafted cocktail. The menu is a fresh take on comfort food. Think a gourmet version of meatloaf with mac and cheese. At the bottom of the menu is a list of all the local places Midtown Bistro sources their ingredients from. Truly a memorable meal. Things to Do September marks the beginning of the sockeye salmon run, and 2018 is a dominant year, which means there will be a lot of salmon. The sockeye salmon are bright red with green heads, making them easily visible in the water. Elements Adventure Company offers a unique way to see the fall salmon run. Take a guided Voyageur Canoe Tour. Often referred to

The Specifics WHERE TO STAY Vernon Lodge and Conference Center

WHERE TO EAT The Chase Wines and Garden Bistro Eatology Midtown Bistro

THINGS TO DO SilverStar Mountain Resort Elements Adventures Company Salmon Tour Kalavida Surf Shop Historic O’Keefe Ranch Planet Bee Davison Orchards BX Press Cidery

Take in the scenery!

as Big Canoes, they have a history. The Voyageur Canoes were copied from the canoes built by First Nations Peoples. They were paddled by the Voyageurs, French Canadians, who were fur trappers. Each modern canoe holds up to 11 adults or 15 kids, and it takes at least four adults to launch the 250-pound boat. The tours are led by Paddle Canada certified instructors, and you will get to view the salmon at one of their spawning grounds while also learning some canoeing skills. Take time to stop in the Kalavida Surf Shop, which has the vibes of a Hawaiian surf shop. Although there are no waves on Kalamalka Lake, this area has become one of the top destinations in Canada for stand-up paddleboarding or SUP. The extended shallow entry lake makes for nice warm water even into September. If you want to paddle as a group, check out the 17-foot Kracken, which holds six to 10 paddlers. Kalamalka Lake makes for a very scenic paddle. Many locals just paddle out and then relax on their boards while taking in the scenery. The Historic O’Keefe Ranch is a step back in time to the early settlers of the Okanagan Valley. The ranch was founded in 1867 at the end of the wagon road at the site of the stagecoach depot. It became a self-contained small town with a post office, blacksmith, grist mill, general store and a church. Today many of the old buildings still exist and can be explored on a self-guided tour. There is an interesting collection of farm equipment and other museum exhibits. Admission includes a 20-minute tour of the

O’Keefe mansion. Children will enjoy all the farm animals and exploring the corn maze. There is a restaurant on site and a gift shop filled with local products. It is very easy to fill half a day or more. The Okanagan Valley is known for its orchards and farms. You can’t really experience the area without visiting some of them. To learn more about where food comes from, make sure to visit Planet Bee which has a bustling bee hive you can observe from in the shop and learn about honey, mead and the importance of bees to the agricultural community. Davison Orchards has been a family farm for over 80 years. This bustling complex has a store, a restaurant and bakery utilizing farm-fresh produce, a playground and offers farm tours with samples of produce right where it is grown. What is old is new again at BX Press Cidery, where the cider is natural, crisp and refreshing served with a bit of history of the thirdgeneration apple growers and the cider. For more information on Vernon, British Columbia, and to help you plan your own trip, make sure to visit This website has a wealth of information on lodging, restaurants and things to do. Take a few minutes to answer the questions on the Explorer Quotient or EQ. This quiz helps determine what type of traveler you are based on your personal beliefs, social values and view of the world. Knowing your EQ can help you plan a trip fitted to your traveling personality.


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Ingredients: • 1 package of cheese tortellini • 1 1/2 cups arugula • 3 medium peaches (white or yellow) • 1 bundle of asparagus • 1/8 cup shaved parmesan • Mission Olive Oil from Coeur d'Alene Olive Oil Company • Salt • Pepper

Method: • Wash all produce: arugula, peaches and asparagus. Dry and set aside. • Fill a pot with 4 quarts of water, add salt and a bit of olive oil. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. • While waiting for the water to boil, take the asparagus and cut off the bottom 1 inch of thick stem. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. • Heat cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil, asparagus and salt to taste. Sauté until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. The color of the stem should turn bright green. Set aside. • Once water is boiling, add the package of tortellini. Stir continuously for 2 to 3 minutes (or follow instructions on the package if differs) so the pasta does not stick together. Remove from stove and drain in colander. Set aside. • With a paring knife, halve the peaches and remove the pits. Rub the peach halves on all sides with olive oil. • If you have a grill available, heat to medium high. Place peaches flesh down and grill for 4 to 5 minutes or until grill marks are seen. Turn peaches and grill skin side down for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, remove from grill and set aside. If you don’t have a grill, follow the same instructions but with a castiron skillet over the stove. • Let peaches cool slightly and then, with a paring knife, cut into wedge slices. Leave one peach halved for presentation if you would like. • In a large bowl, add tortellini, arugula, sliced peaches, asparagus, a pinch of salt and ⅛ cup CDA Olive Oil. Lightly toss together. • Add shaved parmesan on top to taste. Serve and 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.

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

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

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

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

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

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden 208.772.7111 |

MOON TIME Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pubstyle atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music featuring national and local artists. For more information including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to visit their website. Photo by Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.

1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene 208.667.2331 |


(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

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215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene 208.664.4800 |

Delicious Food & Fun Cocktails 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID NEXT TO THE LODGE AT SANDPOINT

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.

(208) 265-2001

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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September Events





Stop the Stigma. Raise Awareness. Break the Silence Walk set for September 22 BY PATTY HUTCHENS | PHOTO COURTESY JILL AINSWORTH

It’s a subject that used to be swept under the rug, but with the rising rate of suicides, it can no longer be ignored. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the most accurate information they have shows that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and that each year nearly 45,000 die in our country due to suicide. But those numbers are thought to be very conservative since the stigma surrounding suicide can lead to underreporting. Breaking the silence is the first step toward ensuring these numbers drastically decline. One way in which you can help is by attending the 10th annual Break the Silence 5k walk, run or jog hosted by Panhandle Health District and SPAN of Idaho – Region 1 on September 22. The dual mission behind the event is to remember and to educate. It is a chance to remember those who have committed suicide and to raise awareness about suicide and how we as a community can help to prevent it. On-site registration and check in will begin at 8:30am on the day of the race with the race beginning at Riverstone Park traveling along the Centennial Trail and back. Upon return, participants will be served light snacks and be provided with entertainment. This is a family friendly event and kids, strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and leashed dogs are welcome. Registrations that include the purchase of a 2018 Break the Silence T-shirt must be received by September 17 to guarantee one will be available. There will be a limited supply of T-shirts available on the day of the event for a $25 donation.


HIGHLIGHT EVENT All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the North Idaho Chapter of the Suicide Prevention Action Network. Register at For questions contact the event organizer at 208.415.5103 or email





COEURfest 2018

COEURfest is a new September festival celebrating our amazing North Idaho Community. Organized by the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, it will be an all-day event held at McEuen Park the Saturday after Labor Day. The designers of this event want the participants to observe, learn and do in seven different “experience” areas that highlight the North Idaho lifestyle and what makes our region so special. Read more on Facebook.


Teeing Up for Kids Golf Tournament Join United Way of North Idaho for their 13th Annual UPS / United Way Golf Tournament at The Club at Rock Creek! Proceeds benefit United Way of North Idaho’s Education Impact area, specifically focused on early childhood education and youth literacy. The event kicks off at 12:30pm. To register, visit

WaCanId Ride This annual bicycle tour takes cyclists on paved roads encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Canada and Idaho. The six-day event covers 370 miles and showcases the International Selkirk Loop’s spectacular scenery–majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers and North America’s longest free ferry ride. Register online at

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Day of Caring Each year, more than 300 business leaders and community members roll up their sleeves and grab their tools to spend the day giving back to our community through the United Way of North Idaho’s 2018 Day of Caring. Projects are lined up at over 30 locations in North Idaho with an army of able people to lend a helping hand to our local nonprofits. To sign up, visit


12th Annual A Night in Black & White Join Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County for their biggest fundraiser of the year! Held at The Coeur d’Alene Resort 5:30pm to midnight, this is an evening filled with silent and live auctions, hor d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner and dancing! All the money raised goes directly to their local clubs and helps to ensure they can continue to enhance and expand programs for the youth in our community. Purchase tickets at


CdA Walk to Defeat ALS® The ALS Association’s premier event, Walk to Defeat ALS®, is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease. Join them Saturday, September 15, 10am to 1pm at City Park. Visit for more information and to register.





NIBC’s Parade of Homes showcases the work of North Idaho’s leading builders, top architects, interior designers, landscapers, home automation specialist, kitchen and bath designers, and suppliers of building products. It offers the general public a first-hand look at the current trends and greatest innovations in new home design. Purchase tickets at

Join your fellow runners at NIC for a fun run that is a tribute to all affected by the disease and an event to raise funds to continue battling it into submission. Registration is open at There is a 5k run or a 1-mile walk option, and the pre-race ceremonies include a performance by Coeur d’Alene’s Red Hot Mamas, a group survivor photo and appearance from the Idaho State Police Honor Guard.

Head to Seasons of Coeur d’Alene for A Martini Affair to benefit Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center Wednesday, September 19, 5:30 to 9:30pm. Tickets are $50 per person via, and you’ll be treated to a delicious meal and a drink as well as a chance to bid on auction items and wine grab (21 and older). Early bird pricing ends



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Cancer and Community Charities’ (3Cs’) presents their Charity Golf Fundraiser Wednesday, September 19 starting at 3pm at Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls. The event, open to both men and women, includes nine holes with cart, shotgun start, dinner buffet and fun prizes. Cost is $54 per person, with all proceeds benefiting Kootenai County Charities. For more information, call Sonia Morgan at 208.676.1420 or Ann Melbourn at 208.771.0290. Register online today at


Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest Enjoy two day filled with live bands, 30+ beers and ciders, three biergarten locations along with kegs scattered throughout Downtown Coeur d’Alene businesses. This fun-filled weekend is complete with the Gran Fondo bike races on Saturday! Ticket purchase is good both days at all Oktoberfest locations. Dress up in a lederhosen or dirndl and receive a free meal ticket for either Friday or Saturday!

September 12!


Break the Silence 5k Walk This annual event begins and concludes at Riverstone Park. Join Panhandle Health District and SPAN of Idaho - Region 1 for the 10th annual Break the Silence 5K walk, run, jog in remembrance of those lost to the completion of suicide and an effort to raise suicide awareness and prevention. On-site registration and check-in opens at 8:30am on race day. The guest speaker is Heidi Pratt-Rogers, and there will be light snack and entertainment after the walk.

3CS 20 2018 CRAFT FAIR


A Martini Affair



Charity Golf Fundraiser


Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure









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