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Think Local. Buy Local. Deal it Local.
Northwest’s Best WHY BUY LOCALLY OWNED?
here are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST! 10 Reasons to Think Local - Buy Local – Deal it Local! 1. Buying local means supporting yourself. Studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses. 2. Support community groups. Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses. 3. Keep our community unique. Where we shop, where we eat and have fun—all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. 4. Reduce environmental impact. Locally owned businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. 5. Create more good jobs. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents. 6. Get better service. Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers. 7. Invest in community. Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future. 8. Put your taxes to good use. Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community. 9. Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy. A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term; guaranteeing a much broader range of product choices. 10. Encourage local prosperity. A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.
Make Beer, Make Wine
Great wine, great beer, great cheese, great experience! More and more people are discovering how fun and easy it is to craft premium quality wines, beers and cheeses that they can call their own. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff (Levi) help assist you in choosing the perfect wine or beer that we can ferment and filter for you or may take home. We carry everything you need to build all of your favorite brews and cheese! www.makewinemakebeer.com. Coeur d’Alene—1411 North 4th Street 208.765.8576
Northwest Supply Company
Northwest Supply Company
Dan Petersen, Owner and General Manager of Northwest Supply Company, has been in the commercial janitorial and carpet cleaning business over 30 years. Dan and his family settled in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area to be near their extended family. Dan realized he was too young to be retired, recognized the need for a local company that would be a complete supplier of superior cleaning supplies and equipment for janitors, carpet cleaners, homeowners and businesses, and opened Northwest Supply Company in 2009. Having had such a good relationship with his supplier while in the cleaning business, Dan knows how important Customer Service is. Dan says, “And that is our focus - to give our customers what they need, when they need it to get the job done right.” Northwest Supply Company is open to the general public and intends to be a one-stop source for cleaning chemicals, equipment, green cleaners, and janitorial supplies. NWSC stocks a complete line of chemicals, equipment, and cleaning and paper supplies including tools, vacuums, and more. Dan is pleased to help his customers upgrade their equipment or find the right product for the job. Coeur d’Alene—4951 Building Center Drive, Suite 108 208.665.5512
If you love silver, you’ll love our store! We carry thousands of sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry including rings, earrings, chains, pendants, bracelets, anklets, hoops, charms, toe rings & more! Coeur d’Alene—414 Sherman Avenue 208.667.8170
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Voted #1 by JD Powers in Customer Satisfaction! Real Estate Experts and Customer Service Providers. Serving Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, Schweitzer, Bonners Ferry Hope, Priest River and Sandpoint. Call today for your free CMA. www.remax.com email@example.com
Locally owned and operated. We love made in USA. Only independent boot dealer in the panhandle: Redwing, Thorogood, Danner, Wolverine, Georgia and Vanson. Mens and women’s boots. Surplus, ammo cans, cargo, camo, wool pants and wool blankets too. Carhart work clothing and more. Yes we special order. Come and see us! Coeur d’Alene—1620 North Government Way 208.667.6829
Here at Rejuvenating Rays we want you to have a great experience. We provide everything you need to do that here, including tanning beds, air brush spray tan, massage therapy, an infrared sauna and a great line of tanning lotions. We strive to provide a very relaxing and tranquil place to hang out for awhile and chat in our waiting area. We have very reasonable prices and run great monthly specials. Come check us out and take a tour! Check out my website at www.asunspa.com. Coeur d’Alene—2900 North Government Way 208.664.4500
A hand selection of fine violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins and music supply! Family owned since 1971, owner and repair specialist Arvid Lundin. Specializing in high-end stringed instrument sales, repair and appraisal. Now servicing and repairing fretted instruments. Find us on Facebook! www.lundinsviolins.com. Coeur d’Alene—3202 North 4th Street 208.655.7074
Absolute Property Management
Absolute Property Management is a full-service property management company located in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene Idaho. We manage residential, vacation, and commercial properties in the greater Kootenai County area. We would love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your personal needs and concerns about your rental property, or to help you find that perfect home! www.absolutepropertymanagement.com. For vacation rental information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Coeur d’Alene—910 North Third Street Phone: 888.208.2112, Fax: 208.665.0600
REMAX All Seasons wants to advertise your property in Kootenai County! We are a full service Brokerage proven to be #1 in customer service by JD Powers. Isn’t that what you want when you are trying to sell or buy a home? Call today for your free Comparative Market Analysis and find out about the REMAX Difference! www.remax.com. 208.255.7400 or 1.888.897.5073
Living Water Lawn Care
Kyle Holmes, who recently returned from Afghanistan, unable to see his new bride for over a year was inspired to have a career closer to home. Thus, Living Water Lawncare was launched. Living Water Lawncare is a faith based lawn business, inspired by Colossians 3:23, “and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men.” With this philosophy combined with his military background Kyle Holmes will ensure your lawn care needs. www.livingwaterlawncareid.com. Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 208.818.2400
Calder Store Calder Store
Calder Store is a truly unique and historical place. It was built in 1916, when Calder, Idaho flourished as an old railroad mill town. Now owned by Jeff Barber it still is the heart of the St. Joe River Valley. It is the centerpiece to the general outdoors with all of Calder, Idaho’s hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and biking. As Jeff Barber says, “There is no place I’d rather be.”
Spokane Highlights Whiz Kids
April 14th and 15th is the perfect time for you and your family to check out historic Calder, Idaho as it is the turning point of the St. Maries to Calder Jet Boat races. At the Calder Store you may treat your family to prime rib in their historical restaurant. They also offer a full bar and a phenomenal General Country Store. Unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, the Calder Store is truly the center piece to a sportsman’s paradise. Calder—40 Railroad Street 208.245.5278
Whiz Kids is a specialty toy store located on the skywalk level of River Park Square. We have the toys you grew up with, regardless of your generation. Our toys encourage families to spend time together. Our toy consultants can help you find toys for newborns to 108-year-olds. Come see our “smart toys for smart kids.” www.whizkidstoys.net. Downtown Spokane—808 West Main Ave, #251 509.456.TOYS (8697)
F1 for HELP
Lolo Boutique is a stylish little boutique offering unique treasures for reasonable prices. Lolo carries contemporary women’s clothing, accessories and items for home and garden. Lolo is foremost a place where you can take time for yourself and maybe find a treat or two! www.loloboutique.net. Downtown Spokane—319 West Second Avenue 509.747.2867
F1 for HELP is a locally owned and operated Computer Shop based in Rathdrum Idaho. With your support, we have been in business in this location for the last 6 years. Out of our Rathdrum office, we offer new and used computer systems and parts. We remove virus and malware from infected computers. We have a recycling program for your unwanted/unused or broken equipment. Our outside service tech brings the expertise of the shop to your home or place of business. Check out our website www.f1forhelp.net for more information about the many services we provide or give us a call at 208.687.0183. Joseph Hume, Owner. Rathdrum—13785 West Highway 53 208.687.0183
April 2012 | COEUR D’ALENE NEWSLINE 7
You Are Already a Perfect You
The Pain in my B--CLENCHED MUSCLES CAN BE PROBLEMATIC
n my ﬁrst trip through San Francisco back in 1993, I was a passenger in a car cruising downtown very close to the lane of parked cars. Being young and unfamiliar to busy streets, I was quite scared! In a micro-moment I had a very odd realization that not only was I clenching my butt from being so scared, but also that I had been clenching my butt all my life in response to stressful, uncomfortable, and emotional situations! Once brought to my attention, I was able to swiftly change that pattern. I stopped feeding stress to my tired, clenched butt and began freeing my body of a chronic, stress-ﬁlled holding pattern. If I hadn’t managed the stress being held in my butt muscles, it may have later manifested in discomfort or pain. My tight muscles could have easily pulled my pelvis into a rotation that would have then affected my legs and feet, and eventually my neck and head, giving rise to the potential of arthritic conditions, limited range of motion, or a number of apparently unrelated conditions. In other words, that single issue could have created functional problems later in life. A clenched jaw or butt, tense shoulders, or tight muscles may not seem like a big deal in the moment, but in the long-term this type of muscular stress can become problematic. Releasing muscular tension through regular massage therapy is just one way to help manage this type of stress. Some people believe that massage therapy is a luxury rather than an investment, but others ﬁnd the opposite to be true. Massage therapy provides many beneﬁts. At the cellular level, it increases circulation and lymph drainage, helps to ﬂush and eliminate toxins, softens fascia, invites the body’s natural endorphins to relieve pain, and relaxes and re-educates muscles to move with greater ease. Regular massage also promotes body awareness of how holding patterns can contribute to seemingly unrelated pain. Massage also induces “feel-good” hormones to pulse through the body, making the body feel as if it’s just had a two-week vacation! And contrary to some beliefs, massage does not have to be painful to be effective, but you may need to “try out” several therapists to ﬁnd one who works well with you. Some specialized manual therapies, such as Myo-Fascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Integration or Rolﬁng and Feldenkrais, address holding patterns more speciﬁcally and effectively than generalized massage. Sometimes it takes several treatments for tight muscles to truly relax, release and relearn; as with any bad habit, it takes time and commitment to break and establish a new pattern. Today, consider the holding patterns in your body and how they might be affecting the future of your long-term health and vitality. Massage therapy may be a great option to help you begin changing those patterns and reclaiming your functional health. Monica Perrier, LMP, NCMT is a Licensed Massage Practitioner and Nationally Certiﬁed Massage Therapist, and has been practicing for nearly 20 years. She can be reached through her website, www.massagecda.com or by phone, 208.651.0598. Stay tuned for future articles with some simple steps you can take to contribute to your health savings account. In the meantime visit my website at www.wholebodysynergy.com for more tips and information.
Whole Body Synergy Monica Perrier’s business is Whole Body Synergy, located near downtown Coeur d’Alene. She is a Licensed Massage Practitioner specializing in stress reduction, pain relief and injury treatment. She also assists people in nutritional health coaching as The Good Food Nanny.
BY DAVE SCHMITZ-BINNALL
here is really only one goal in life, that is, to be you and to be you as well as you possibly can. Over the twenty odd years that I’ve been working with people on how to improve their lives I still find it exciting to see the way in which everything seems to start falling into place for them, once they find their true self and begin living out of that. The problem is, most of us spend our lives trying to be something other than our true selves. We try to live up to what we think is expected of us – or – what we believe a person like us ought to be. This expectation comes from all around us society, parents, teachers, ministers, the media etc. We are surrounded by continual, relentless and staggering pressure to “be a particular way”, to “look a particular way” to have “particular dreams goals and ambitions” to hold “particular beliefs and values” to have a “particular type of job or profession” or a “particular level of education” and so on. To make matters worse – by the time we are in our twenties, most of these expectations are so deeply embedded within our mind that we believe that they are our own ideas! Most of us end up mistakenly believing that our true self is somehow inadequate, faulty, useless or just plain bad. Instead, we create, in our minds, an image of an ‘ideal self’ which exemplifies everything that we think we ought to be. Now we dedicate the rest of lives to the pursuit of this ideal. Sadly, most of us are doomed to either fail in this pursuit, get stuck somewhere along the way or sabotage ourselves. In some cases, we achieve the goals of the ideal self but still find our lives unsatisfying and unfulfilling. The solution is to make what I call the return journey to our true self. Everyone can do this, with some help and guidance. Unfortunately, many people are scared to make this journey because they have come to believe (mistakenly) that there is something wrong with whom they really are and that they will not like their true self. My response to people who are afraid of rediscovering their true selves is to point out that God doesn’t create rubbish. We are not born into the world alienated from ourselves. We are, in fact, born into the world as a perfect us. Uniquely talented and gifted - endowed with everything we need for a successful, happy fulfilled life. Thankfully, even though this person gets buried or suppressed, he/she is still there, it is not possible to destroy it. Next month I will talk about ways to begin this journey and how you can change the way you look at life so that you can increase your self-belief, self respect, self-confidence and decrease your stress and anxiety.
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Geothermal Heating & Cooling System LIKE PLANTING A MONEY TREE IN YOUR YARD
e’ve all heard that money doesn’t grow on trees. True, but maybe that’s just a technicality. What if you found a way to put your money to work for you by investing it underground? No, not a secret black market. We’re talking about ground source heat pumps - also known as “geothermal” heating & cooling systems. Confused? Let’s explain.
a geothermal system can achieve 400% to 500% efficiency. Plus, unlike furnaces, they provide cooling in the summer and even generate free hot water for much of the year. Geothermal units also have a much longer life cycle (20-25 years) than conventional furnaces (10-15 years) and the loop field can last up to 100 years. The energy savings can be quite significant over time. Despite higher up-front costs (which are partially offset by tax credits and utility company rebates), investing in geothermal can easily outperform money markets, mutual funds, and other investment options. Take a look at the chart to the left for an example of how geothermal can be a wise long-term financial investment – kind of like planting a money tree in your yard!
Heating and cooling collectively account for 56% of the energy used in a typical home, so when you as a homeowner look for ways to save money, the greatest impact you can make is by upgrading to a high-efficiency HVAC system. And a geothermal system is without a doubt the most efficient way to heat and cool a home, potentially saving up to 70% on energy bills. How do they work? Many people aren’t aware that the temperature below ground remains a near-constant 50° all year long. Ground source heat pumps are able to tap into this free energy by circulating a water-based solution through an underground “loop system”, providing your home with central heating & cooling. Because geothermal systems are designed to transport existing heat instead of creating it, they require a mere fraction of the energy that other systems consume and therefore have significantly lower operating costs. By comparison a new furnace might be 95% efficient, while
For more information about how a geothermal system can work for you, call R&R Heating & Air Conditioning at 208.765.9355 or visit www.randrheating.com/ geosaves.
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10 Senior Mealtime Challenges BROUGHT TO YOU BY HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
6. High Expense of Cooking for One (45%) Tip: Encourage shared meals when possible - your older loved one will get the benefit of reduced costs of meals as well as companionship. Check out your local senior center, which often offers affordable meals for older adults, as well as the home-delivered meals program, known as “Meals On Wheels®”. 7. Relying Too Much on Convenience Food (43%) Tip: Encourage your older adult to meet with a nutritionist Lack of Companionship During Mealtimes (62%) or talk with the doctor to learn how to read labels. So Tip: If you can’t be there to dine with a loved one many older adults don’t know the foods that are good and regularly, look for alternative options such as friends and bad for them. neighbors. Check out special activities at churches and 8. Loss of Appetite (41%) senior centers as well as a local Area Agency on Aging and Tip: Help older adults make mealtimes an event, which Home Instead Senior Care resources. can make dining more appealing. Pull out a favorite Cooking for One (60%) recipe, help that older adult prepare a meal or get out the Tip: Freeze most any type of leftovers including sliced and good dishes and decorate the table with real or artificial seeded fruit by placing it in plastic containers or freezer flowers. bags. Buy your senior healthier low-sodium dinners for 9. Eating Too Much Food (38%) one. Tip: The bigger issue is eating too much of the wrong Eating Nutritious Meals (56%) types of food. If you’re helping an older loved one with a Tip: Buy fresh, when possible, or frozen foods including shopping list or grocery shopping, encourage healthier fruits and vegetables. Frequent affordable farmer’s choices. markets in season. Your older loved one may enjoy 10. Eating Too Little Food (35%) perusing the racks of produce. If your senior is able, help Tip: Plan a trip to a favorite restaurant or special dish. plant a garden. If lack of food is an ongoing problem, check with your Grocery Shopping for One (56%) senior’s doctor to learn about supplemental products that Tip: Transportation can be a big issue for seniors. Contact could ensure an older adult is getting the proper nutrition. the local Area Agency on Aging and Home Instead Senior For more information about the National Association of Area Care office, or encourage your loved one to engage Agencies on Aging, go to www.n4a.org. Learn about the Home neighborhood support systems when possible. Instead Senior Care network’s Craving Companionship program at Eating Three Meals a Day (49%) www.mealsandcompanionshiop.com or contact your local office at Tip: So many seniors are on a prescription medications 208.415.0366. www.homeinstead.com. Each Home Instead Senior that must be taken with or without food. Coordinate the Care franchise office is independently owned and operated. © Home food plan with the medication plan. “Remember, Dad, to Instead Inc. 2012. take this pill when you’re eating oatmeal for breakfast.”
esearch conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care© network reveals 10 mealtime challenges for older adults. The following percentages refer to the number of seniors who believe these are challenges for older people who live alone. After each are tips for how to make the most of mealtimes, from the Home Instead Senior Care network and Sandy Markwood of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. 1.
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local nonprofit assisted living and memory care facility, Coeur d’Alene Homes, has developed their own Horticultural Therapy (HT) Garden they named the Serenity Garden. Created by landscape designer Anne Hanenburg out of Spokane, the Serenity Garden was created specifically to meet the needs of their residents. Hanenburg believes that a garden should stimulate all the senses. Eyesight and hearing are often the first senses to diminish as we age; in the Serenity Garden she used plants with memory-evoking fragrances like roses and lavender. The Serenity Garden at Coeur d’Alene Homes also has a large water feature at its core. Water is known for its healing power and the sound the water feature makes is meant to deliberately calm and soothe. “We have seen amazing results in our Serenity Garden,” explains Christel Rosen, Director of Nursing at Coeur d’Alene Homes. “If a resident suffering from Alzheimer’s becomes agitated, a walk through the Serenity Garden has a dramatic calming effect on their behavior.” Coeur d’Alene Homes hosts an annual Garden Party each May that invites volunteers and families to help residents plant flowers. Throughout the summer months residents work hands-on with staff to create beautiful bouquets, plant vegetable seeds or pluck deadhead flower tops to encourage new blooms to form. The History of Horticultural Therapy (HT) In the 1940’s and 1950’s, HT was used to care for hospitalized war veterans. The program was such a success that today HT
beautiful garden at Coeur d’Alene Homes and...
is recognized as a practical and viable treatment with wideranging benefits for people in therapeutic, vocational and wellness programs. A more technical definition from the American Horticultural Therapy Association is: “Horticultural Therapy is the use of professionally directed plant, gardening, and nature activities for the purpose of restoring the physical and mental health of its participants.” Benefits of HT HT is a fantastic therapy for the elderly because it helps to maintain or improve physical health by providing unlimited opportunities for exercising, increasing flexibility, improving coordination and balance, not to mention building physical strength. Multiple studies have demonstrated that respiration, pulse and blood pressure respond positively to plants and helps our aging population keep healthy and strong. In addition, reports show that gardening can possibly prevent the development of dementia. In a study of over 2,000 older people living in France, Fabrigoule et al (1995) showed that those who gardened, travelled or carried out odd jobs or knitting were significantly less likely to develop dementia than those who did not. When HT was specifically used in Alzheimer’s research, scientists found that patients with Alzheimer’s were less likely to fall or have violent moods, and were often able to function at their highest ability when given access to a garden. If you would like more information about Coeur d’Alene Homes please call 208.664.8119 or visit www.cdaseniorliving.org.
A simple donation of $30 will pay tribute to a loved one, either in memory or in honor of their life. Your donation will help purchase flowers for residents to plant in the Serenity Garden. A small sign will be placed in the flower pot acknowledging your tribute and will be displayed throughout the summer months for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors. Your gift is tax deductible and will be acknowledged in our annual donor honor roll. We currently have apartments available.
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To find out more, visit www.cdaseniorliving.org or call 664-8119 for information. 624 W. Harrison Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 April 2012 | COEUR D’ALENE NEWSLINE 11
Easter and Tax Changes for 2012 MANDATORY ANNUAL INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS
andatory annual inflation adjustments generally affect federal income tax brackets, retirement plan contribution limits and exemption levels from year to year. The 3.8% inflation rate (measured by the Consumer Price Index) used to index 2012 tax rates is higher than it was in the previous two years; the adjustments could lower your tax bill on your 2012 return (due in April 2013). Here are some changes that may affect you and your family.
The income phaseout limit for deducting contributions to traditional IRAs (for active participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans) rose to $58,000 AGI ($92,000 for joint filers), an increase of $2,000 over 2011. Roth IRA eligibility phase out limits rose to $110,000 AGI ($173,000 for joint filers), up slightly from 2011. For additional information on 2012 changes, visit www.irs.gov. Of course, before you take any specific action, be sure to consult with your tax professional.
Personal and Dependent Deduction: $3,800 (up $100).
*The federal estate tax exemption is scheduled to fall to $1 million in 2013, unless Congress changes the current tax law. Sources: Internal Revenue Service, 2011; CCH, 2011. The information in this article is not intended as tax or legal advice, and it may not be relied on for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. You are encouraged to seek tax or legal advice from an independent professional advisor. The content is derived from sources believed to be accurate. Neither the information presented nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. This material was written and prepared by Emerald. Copyright © 2012 Emerald Connect, Inc. Is your Retirement Easter/Nest Egg hitting the target you desire? Are you at risk for paying too much in taxes during retirement? To find out, please contact us for your no cost no obligation review: Nathan Thurman, LUTCF, Registered Representative. 1044 Northwest Blvd, Suite 215B, Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814. 877.807-9333, 208.771.1817, offering securities through, SCF Securities, Member FINRA and SIPC, Supervisory Branch, 155 E. Shaw Ave Ste. 102, Fresno, CA. 93710, 800.955.2517. SCF Securities, Inc. and Thurman & Associates, Inc are individually owned and operated.
Standard Deduction: $5,950 for single filers and married couples filing separately (up $150); $11,900 for married couples filing jointly (up $300). According to the IRS, almost two out of three taxpayers take the standard deduction rather than itemizing. Higher-Education Credit Income Thresholds [modified adjusted gross income (AGI)]: Phaseouts start at $52,000 (single filers) and $104,000 (joint filers) for the Lifetime Learning Credit; $80,000 (single filers) and $160,000 (joint filers) for the American Opportunity Tax Credit (formerly the Hope Scholarship Credit). Federal Estate Tax Exemption: $5,120,000 (up $120,000). The annual gift tax exclusion ($13,000) did not change.* Retirement Contribution Limits The annual employee contribution limit for employersponsored retirement plans (401k, 403b, 457 plans) increased from $16,500 to $17,000 — the first increase since 2009. However, the catch-up contribution for those aged 50 and older remains unchanged at $5,500.
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Happy Easter! EASTER CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
s a butterfly soared overhead, one caterpillar said to the other, “You’ll never get me up in one of those things.” Yet for every caterpillar the time comes when the urge to eat and grow subsides and he instinctively begins to form a chrysalis around himself. The chrysalis hardens and you’d think for all the world that the caterpillar is dead. But one spring morning the life inside the chrysalis begins to writhe, the top cracks open, and a beautifully-formed butterfly emerges. For hours it will stand stretching and drying its wings, moving them slowly up and down, up and down. And then, before you know it, the butterfly glides aloft, effortlessly riding the currents of the air. Somehow, the miracle of the butterfly never loses its fascination for us. Perhaps because the butterfly is a living parable of the promise of resurrection. Around the world millions of people celebrate Easter, a celebration that reminds us that Jesus’ resurrection from the grave is God’s proof to us that death is not the end. The empty tomb and Jesus’ Spirit within us testify that Easter morning is God’s triumph over death. And ultimately, Jesus promised, God will raise from the dead us who believe in His Son. Here’s a window into some of the culture and traditions around the world that take place every Easter season: ARGENTINA Easter Sunday in Argentina consists of consuming eggs as well as the special Easter cake, Rosca de Pascua. People exchange eggs not only with their family, but also with friends and colleagues and the day culminates in attending mass followed by a big family gathering involving lots of food, often a huge barbecue. GREECE On Good Friday in Athens, a replica of Christ’s tomb is carried through town. People flock to churches at midnight on Saturday carrying unlit candles that they light from the Holy Flame and walk through town enjoying a glorious display of
fireworks, bells and jubilation. Easter Sunday’s menu features spit-fire roast lamb and lots of colored eggs. ITALY While Easter mass will be held in every church in Italy, the biggest and most popular mass is held by the Pope at St. Peter’s Basilica. On Good Friday, the Pope celebrates the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross in Rome near the Colosseum. A huge cross with burning torches lights the sky as the stations of the cross are described in several languages. At the end, the Pope gives a blessing. SCOTLAND Easter in Scotland is a mostly laid back event featuring traditional things like attending mass and having a big meal, but Scots also add a bit of fun for the kids - after eggs are boiled and painted in all kinds of colors and designs, they’re taken to park hills for rolling on Easter Sunday. The event symbolizes the rolling away of stones on Jesus’ tomb, thereby assisting in His resurrection. SEVILLE, SPAIN Seville in Andalucia is the most famed Spanish region for Easter celebrations. It has 52 different religious brotherhoods whose members parade through the streets for the entire Holy Week manifesting the crucifixion. Processions continue for almost 24 hours culminating in the jubilation of the resurrection which is observed by floats covered in flowers, dancing in the streets and traditional sweet cakes. SWEDEN Humour-filled celebrations commence on Easter Saturday with children dressing up as good witches and giving out letters and cards in return for eggs, sweets and coins. On Easter Sunday, food takes centre stage where, in typically Nordic fashion, the
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Pets Can Greatly Improve Your Health A HEALTHY INVESTMENT FOR LONG TERM HAPPINESS
aving a pet is one of the healthiest investments you can make to your long-term health and happiness. We know that having a pet enriches our lives, and scientific studies in the last decade, have clearly shown how companion animals benefit both our bodies and our minds. Apart from lazy days in the sun, walking, fetching, and guaranteed smiles throughout the day, pets provide health benefits that extend far into the body and mind, such as lower blood pressure, heart rate, anxiety level as well as providing pet owners with both consistent behavior and offering unconditional love and affection. Pets in return, respond well to stability and the love and affection pet owners lavish upon them. Pets have been known to improve the lives of pet owners, significantly benefiting health, not only for the young and families, but also for the elderly. Pets may help elderly owners live longer, healthier and ultimately, more enjoyable lives. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published an article in May 1999 showing how independently living seniors with pets, tend to have better physical strength and overall mental health and wellbeing than seniors that do not have pets. They are more active, generally happier, cope better with stress and have significantly lower blood pressure. Many of the benefits of having a pet are less tangible. Pets allow for physical contact and offer consistent companionship, as well as unconditional love. People with pets generally remain more stable emotionally during crises than people without pets. Pets also offer protection socially from isolation, separation anxiety for people in nursing homes, and for people who don’t have as much opportunity to interact with other people. GoodDog
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Your neighborhood pet shop. We have over 25 years experience and are family owned and operated. Our goal is to ensure your pets, reptiles and fish have a happy, healthy life. As a full line pet shop we offer fish, birds, reptiles, pet supplies and small pocket pets. We also carry premium pet foods featuring NATURAL BALANCE. Coeur d’Alene—1302 North Government Way 208.667.0618
Lake City Pet Hospital
If you live in Coeur d’Alene or the surrounding area in the inland northwest, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Amoreena Sijan is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet’s health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care. Lake City Pet Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical and dental issues. Dr. Sijan is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own. Coeur d’Alene Veterinarian. www.lakecitypethospital.com. Coeur d’Alene—902 Lincoln Way 208.664.5629
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Canine social club, feline parlour and bathhouse. Whether your pet is with us for one day, one week or a month, we’re genuinely committed to treating all pets with respect, kindness and what we do best, shower them with LOVE! For all you cat lovers, please check out our new and delightful cat room. www.pawsandclawsresort.com Coeur d’Alene—2900 North Government Way 208.667.6700
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We provide everything but the dirty dog and we clean up the mess. Self service is first come first served for $15.00 per dog and $5.00 nail trim if needed. By appointment we also offer full service dog and cat grooming. We love dogs of all sizes. Do It Yourself hours TuesdaySaturday 10am-5pm. Grooming by appointment beginning at 8am Tuesday-Saturday. Coeur d’Alene—2900 North Government Way 208.676.8828
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eurofeedback (NFB), also called EEG biofeedback, is an alternative natural therapy for both adults and children. NFB is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, and has a lengthy track record of use by sports professionals, therapists, and even government agencies (NASA used it in the 1960s to train astronauts for peak performance). In recent years, interest in and use of NFB has seen a resurgence due to scientific discoveries regarding brain plasticity. Research now shows that the brain can be trained to rewire itself for sharper mental acuity and more efficient performance. The result is a better quality of life. NFB offers a way to directly achieve this rewiring through brainwave training, and with almost no effort required on the part of the trainee. Whether the result of diagnosed disorders or injuries, cognitive deterioration due to aging (including menopause), or simply the outcome of poor sleep patterns, performance anxiety, and job stress, NFB has been clinically proven to train brain waves to find more efficient neural pathways and thus experience lasting relief. Most subjects (95%) achieve benefits that restore quality of life and peak performance, often very quickly, without aid of drugs, surgery, or continuous medical care. Veterans and their families in particular can benefit from NFB treatment. The stressors of war take a toll, not only on the returning vet, but also on his or her family. Issues such as nightmares, irritability, impatience, anxiety, panic attacks, hyper-vigilance, and alcohol/drug abuse often conspire to undermine the veteran’s ability to reintegrate into life at home. These issues can quickly cause problems on a number of fronts, from family interactions and work performance to impulse control and ability to function effectively in society.
Needless to say, the result can be devastating. Neurofeedback training can teach the brain to dramatically reduce these effects, often within five, one-hour sessions (though in these circumstances 20-40 sessions are often recommended to receive lasting benefits). Even young, fit individuals can use NFB to improve performance. Numerous Olympic and professional athletes, from skiers to soccer players, use NFB to prepare for competition. Neurofeedback’s ability to teach athletes to improve their focus allows them to get and stay “in the zone.” In fact, members of the four-time World Cup-winning Italian soccer team called neurofeedback their “secret weapon”! For more information visit www.changeyourmind.biz or call Kim Birkhimer at 208.610.3183.
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istinguished Young Women of Coeur d’Alene is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and
other life skills that pave the way for future success. The Distinguished Young Women experience is open to every eligible young woman and there is no cost to participate. The competition for scholarships begins at the local level, in towns and cities like yours. Participants from throughout the region join together in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where a panel of five judges will select the representative(s) who will move on to the next level of competition at Distinguished Young Women of Idaho. The young woman selected as the state representative will then compete in the annual National Finals
competition in Mobile, Alabama. State representatives from all 50 states will travel to the historic port city of Mobile, Alabama, for the 55th Annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals, June 28-30, 2012. They will spend two weeks getting to know outstanding girls from across the country, engaging in community service and team development activities and preparing for the National Finals competition. All state representatives will compete for a share of more than $130,000 in cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the national program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America. Participants Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one common characteristic: the desire to succeed. Each young woman receives valuable life experience through participation in the program including relationship skills, self-confidence and a sense of achievement. The goal of Distinguished Young Women is to ensure that everyone who participates in the program at any level has an enjoyable and memorable experience. Mission To positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards
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Fisherman’s Market is a local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly staff, unbeatable atmosphere, and phenomenal food. Voted Best Seafood for 2012 in North ID. Their menu includes salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish & chips, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish and lobster. Coeur d’Alene—215 West Kathleen 208.664.4800 $/$$
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Voted North ID’s #1 Italian Restaurant 3 consecutive years in a row. Said to have the best kids meal in town. Distinctive and entertaining atmosphere for everyone; using a wood fired oven to bring back many memories of the past. Beer, wine, full bar. 2012 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT. www.tomatostreet.com. Coeur d’Alene—221 West Appleway 208.667.5000 $/$$
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Forty-One South brings sushi back to Sandpoint. Opening in May. Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine. Beautiful, waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Dinner 7 nights a week and lunch Mon-Fri. 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID 208.265.2001 $/$/$$$
Las Chavelas is the home of the REAL Mexican food. We pride ourselves in serving to our customers authentic mexican food. We do lunch, dinner and catering for ANY size party and any number of people. Come and in and say, “Hello...” and stay awhile, have something to eat and enjoy some good conversation. Don’t forget about our Monday night football event! www.LasChavelas.com. Coeur d’Alene—296 West Sunset Avenue 208.664.3767 $/$$
Our mission is to bring customers “The best quality foods and service, at a fair price.” We only buy the freshest ingredients and cook every meal to order and we always strive for perfection. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. www.gwhunterssteakhouse.com. Post Falls—615 North Spokane Street 208.777.9388 $/$$/$$$
“There is no substitution for quality.” Our food is prepared from scratch. We believe in using natural organic ingredients. ”Angelo. Authentic Italian Cuisine, Fresh Organic Food.” DINNER FOR 2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $55. Choose from 15 Entrees & 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4pm-10pm. www.AngelosRistorante.net. Coeur d’Alene—846 North Fourth Street 208.765.2850 $/$$/$$$
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Apr 14 - Creative Spirits Art Auction/ Wine & Microbrew Tasting. Located at Blanchard Community Center, just off of highway 41 on 685 Rusho St. Event begins at 6pm. Call 208.437.4072 for more details. April 14, 15 - World Jet Boat Races. Weaver Seed World Jet Boat River Marathon begins on St. Joe River at St. Maries and features Show & Shine Boat at St. Maries Lower City Park in the Cormana Building at 6:30pm. There will be a firework show at dusk and a downtown celebration! April 21 - 2nd Annual Walk for Autism. Located at the Coeur d’Alene Riverstone Park, sign up and walk with a purpose. For more details and registration forms go to panhandleautismsociety.com. April 22 - Spring Dash. Blooms day community 5 mile run starts at 10am at Bank of America, 401 Front St. in downtown Coeur d’Alene. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Kootenai County. For more information, go to kootenaiunitedway.org. April 26 - NIC Career Workshop. This free workshop, Design Your Ideal Career, helps get a jump start on choosing a career direction. You will select the skills you would most like to practice in a job if you could truly do anything you dreamed. Open to the public. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at 208.769.3297.
SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS April 13, 14, 15 - Annual Artist Showcase. Starts Friday as a Featured Exhibit in the Coeur d’Alene ArtWalk. Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Art Association (CAA). Guest artists
painting, entertainment, and raffles. Opportunity to win original paintings and a $200 gift certificate towards art. Enjoy demos and informal visits with local artist members of CAA. Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops. Call 208.676.9132, or go to coeurdaleneartassoc.org. April 13 - Art Walk. Held in downtown Couer d’Alene the second Friday of every month now through November. Visit local galleries, enjoy wine & small tastes at each one, and many have live music. Being held from 5pm-8pm. April 13, 14 - Indoor Garage Sale & Flea Market. Located at Greyhound Park & Event Center on 5100 W. Riverbend Ave. Post Falls, ID. Gigantic variety of items, easy access and free parking. Lots of food, drinks and fun! Open from 9am-4pm. April 14 - Extravaganza Wine Tasting. At participating stores throughout downtown Coeur d’Alene area. Only $15 and includes a complimentary wine glass. Wrist bands will go on sale about 2:30pm in the center area of the Plaza Shops located at 210 E. Sherman. Portions of the proceeds go to 3C’s Charity. April 14, 15 - Spring Concert. Northwest Sacred Music Chorale Spring Concert begins at 7pm on Saturday and at 3pm on Sunday. Located at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, for more detail visit nwsmc.org. April 14, 15 - Rubber Stamp Show. This event is located at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. This is for all paper, scrapbook and rubberstamp fans. Enthusiasts from Idaho, Canada, Montana and Washington attend this show filled with free demos on a range of techniques. Admission is $5. For
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THE AREA’S HOTTEST SPOTS Razzle’s Bar and Grill. Pool and darts. Daily drink special 5-7pm. 21+ only and Wi-Fi. 10325 Government Way, Hayden.
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May 1 - Close Encounters of the Swingin’ Kind. Begins at 7:30pm and located at Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. Features the NIC Jazz Ensemble and NIC Jazz Co.
DOC HOLIDAY’S Saloon and Grill. 9510 Government Way, Hayden. 208.449.1562. 315 Martinis And Tapas. 315 wallace Street, CDA. 315MartinisAndTapas.com. 208.667.9660.
May 4 - Chamber’s Annual Spring Golf Tournament. Located at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. Shotgun starts at 1:30pm. This is a four man scramble. For more details call Brenda Young at 208.415.0110 or email Brenda@ CdAChamber.com.
Kelly’s Irish Pub. 726 North 4th Street, CDA. www.kellysCDA.com. 570.645.2000. Moon Dollars. Twin Lakes Village. 5416 West Village Boulevard, Rathdrum. moondollarsresturaunt.com. 208.777.7040. The Wine Cellar. 313 East Sherman Avenue, CDA. TheWineCellarCDA.com.
May 11, 12 - Hamlet. Readers Theater! Show starts at 7:30pm at the Lake City Playhouse at 1320 East Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. Call 208.667.1323 or go to LakeCityPlayhouse.org. May 13 - Mother’s Day Concert in the Park. Music starts at 2pm at the Coeur d’Alene City Park. The concert features the NIC Wind Symphony and NIC Chamber Singers.
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FRUIT THIEVES A fruit farmer hired two new workers for his fields, but before he sent them out for the day’s work, he told them he had just one rule: don’t steal any fruit. The two agreed to obey the rule. After the day was over, the two workers came in to report to the farmer. He asked them if they had stolen any fruit, and immediately their conscience forced them to tell the truth.
farmer promptly told him that as part of his punishment, he would have to stuff each cherry up his nose. The thief was upset about this, but he knew he had done wrong, so he slowly began to push the cherries up his nose one by one. As he was working on the third cherry, he began to laugh hysterically. The farmer asked him, “What’s so funny?” The thief replied, “The other guy is out there picking watermelons!”
“Yes, we did. We ate some when we got hungry,” they said.
JUST LOOKING AROUND
The farmer replied, “Okay, here is your punishment. I want each of you to go pick ten of your favorite fruit and come back to me.”
A blind man walks into a store with his seeing eye dog.
The men couldn’t believe their ears. This seemed more like a reward than a punishment! After fifteen minutes, the first thief came back with ten cherries. The
All of a sudden, he picks up the leash and begins swinging the dog over his head. The manager runs up to the man and asks, “What are you doing?!” The blind man replies, “Just looking around.”
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