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To our local business owners: Congratulations as you’re continuing to make it through some of the toughest economic times in our nation’s history. As a small business ourselves, we understand the commitment, dedication, and passion it takes to do what you do and we’re here to help. The drive to shop local has never been more popular as many continue to realize the benefits. As a business owner it’s your responsibility to let your potential customers know why they should be skipping the big chains and coming to see you instead. That’s where we come in. Our unique branding strategy insures your message is seen not only in print but across the web and on mobile applications as well. Business owners that have chosen to run their message consistently with us are seeing great response. We don’t just build a generic ad and slap it on a page. At the Coeur d'Alene Newsline we take the time to learn about your business and what separates you from all the others. We give business owners the chance to share their expertise with an engaged public by telling their story and educating the reader on their trade. Our design team is second to none in this marketplace and can come up with eye-catching concepts to make sure your message is seen and acted upon. In just 14 short months we’ve seen our publication jump in page count from 16 to 40 pages and more growth will be evident in the coming months as well. We have placements starting as low as $50 (where else can you get a month’s worth of exposure for that price!). Our sales team is dedicated to making sure you’re satisfied with the results and committed to helping all businesses achieve their marketing goals. Whether you’re new to advertising or a marketing guru, Coeur d'Alene Newsline can help you find the right message all within your budget. While you have many options on where to place your advertising dollars, we truly believe the Newsline can offer you the most exposure for the investment. Where else in this marketplace can advertisers get an exclusive for a long term commitment. We invite you to contact the advertisers in this publication and hear what they have to say about the responses they get, and what it is like working with our company. If you have questions regarding the Coeur d'Alene Newsline, would like a quote, or would simply like some marketing advice please feel free to contact us at anytime. Colin Anderson 509.263.9248 Colin@like-media.com
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Regional School Districts to Hold Spelling Bees FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT NORTH IDAHO
chool districts throughout North Idaho will hold spelling bees in January that qualify students for the North Idaho Spelling Bee scheduled for March 23 at North Idaho College. The winner of the regional bee will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in June. A total of 54 schools in 11 districts (including public, private and home school students across the five northern counties of Idaho) are involved in this year’s spelling bee, according to North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Coordinator Mindy Patterson of NIC. District spelling bees will wrap up in January in preparation for the North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee at NIC in March.
District Bees: • Home School District (North Idaho Home Educators Association) -9am Saturday, Jan. 12 at Grace Bible Church • Boundary County School -Noon Wednesday, Jan. 16 (sixth grade) at Boundary County Middle School -11:50am Thursday, Jan. 17 (seventh grade) at Boundary County Middle School -12:25pm Thursday, Jan. 17 (eighth grade) at Boundary County Middle School -9am Saturday, Jan. 26 (fourth and fifth grade) at Free Methodist Church in Bonners Ferry
• Kootenai School District -Tuesday, Jan. 22 at respective schools • Plummer-Worley Joint School District -8:30am Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Lakeside Elementary • Lakeland School District -6pm Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Twin Lakes Elementary • West Bonner County School District -6:30pm Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Priest River Elementary gym • Lake Pend Oreille School District -5pm Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Sandpoint High School Auditorium • Kellogg School District -7pm Thursday, Jan. 24 at Pinehurst Elementary School • Private School District -9am Thursday, Jan. 31 at Lutheran Academy of the Master • St. Maries School District -9am (fourth grade) and 10:30am (fifth grade) Thursday, Jan. 31 at Heyburn Elementary -10am (sixth – eighth grades) Thursday, Jan. 31 at St. Maries Middle School • Coeur d’Alene School District -7pm Thursday, Jan. 31 at Coeur d’Alene High School
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You Can Do It! SUCCESS FOR THE NEW YEAR BEGINS TODAY!
I’m going to get in shape this year by exercising more and eating healthier.”
Have these words ever left your lips during the beginning months of a new year? The Huffington Post says about 100 million Americans make resolutions every year, but only 45 percent follow through with them. Making healthy goals is a great way to promote your own well-being by lowering your risk of conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and more. Here are some tips to help make your objectives doable: Tip #1: Make smaller, monthly goals rather than one lofty goal. One year is a long time to work on a goal, but it’s also a long time to fall behind on a goal. Instead of setting a New Year’s resolution for an entire year, break it up into smaller segments, like monthly goals. Tip #2: Buddy up. Making dual resolutions with a friend makes it easier to stick to them. If you’re both relying on each other, you’ll be less likely to back out or quit altogether. Partner up with a friend or family member with the same goals as you, then work together to make them happen. Tip #3: Give yourself a break. To make your goal more fail-proof, don’t set it up to be too difficult to achieve. Be realistic. If your goal is to eat healthier,
don’t make every food you enjoy off limits. Everything is better in moderation. Tip #4: Have a support system. Failure is more likely to happen if the people around you are pressuring you and tempting you to fail. Make sure your friends and family are on board with your resolutions to ensure they won’t try to steer you down the wrong path. New goals are a great way to gain lifelong health (www.lifelonghealth.com/health-screening-services/default. aspx) and lower your risk of disease. Healthy choices can be made any day of the year, so if you find yourself failing, start again or make new ones. It doesn’t have to be January to be the start of a healthier you.
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Olive Oil New Year Q & A MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES THIS YEAR Article by Joslyn Cox
appy New Year! I love the feeling of a clean slate that January and the New Year brings. It’s a good opportunity for us to take a look at what we accomplished over the year and get focused on what we want to make happen in the coming year. It is also a time that we see a LOT of new people in our store that are focused on making their healthier eating resolutions stick! As new people come into the store for the first time, we get quite a few questions about our products. Here are some of the most frequently asked: Q: Do you have any recipes or suggested uses? A: Absolutely! In addition to our website (www.cdaoliveoil.com), and our feature in this magazine each month, our employees are a wealth of ideas on how to use each of our products – from all of our oils and vinegars, to our pepper jellies, mustards, and olives. We ALL use our products in our own everyday home cooking, and that gives us a great opportunity to find out how they are used best! If you see something interesting in our store, please feel free to ask anyone working how to use it best. We are more than happy to give you our best ideas! Q: Is olive oil perishable? How long does it last? A: Yes, it is perishable. Like all fats, olive oil breaks down and goes rancid over time. You will likely be able to tell your olive oil has gone rancid by the smell before you even taste it! People describe the rancid smell in a number of different ways. To my nose, the rancidity smells like crayons or putty.
Depending on how you store your olive oil, it will last about 2 years from the harvest. Three things impact the time it takes for the oil to break down: 1.) Heat – Store your olive oil in a cool place away from your stove or other heat sources, but refrigeration is not necessary. 2.) Light – Store your oil in a dark place, like a cupboard or pantry. 3.) Air – Make sure your storage container has an air-tight seal to keep as much air as possible away from the oil. Proper storage will slow the spoiling process. Q: Where are these products made? A: As close to Coeur d’Alene as we can get them! Our olives oils, vinegars, and olives are produced in California. Gebardi’s pizza dough, pizza sauces and pasta sauces are made in Sandpoint, ID. AJ’s Mustards are from Tri-Cities, WA. Rose City Pepperheads Pepper Jellies are made in Portland, OR. Mountain Madness Soaps are made right here in Coeur d’Alene! As a small, locally-owned business, we feel it is really important for us to support other small, locally-owned businesses that make really great quality products! It is also a pleasure to be on a first name basis with the person or people that actually make the product – especially the fantastic people we do business with! If you’ve never been into our store, we invite you to stop in and see what we have to help you stay focused on your healthier eating resolutions!
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TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF IN WINTER WEATHER
I want to be flexible, out of pain and active!
inter can be a challenge even for the healthiest of bodies. Our natural response to cold is for the body to conserve warmth at the core which decreases circulation and blood flow to the muscles. Resulting stiffness can put added strain on muscles and ligaments. Winter months generally reduce activity essential for a healthy body. Cold temperatures can trigger muscle spasms especially in kidney and pelvic areas. Hands exposed to cold, even for brief periods, start to stiffen, loose sensation and coordination. Also as we age, we become cold more easily as the circulatory systems slow and nerve endings become more sensitive. Skin becomes thinner, less elastic and insulating fatty tissue decreases. Activities such as snow shoveling, walking on icy areas, tension when driving over icy roads or reaching from a ladder to take down the last of those Christmas lights, can increase susceptibility to frostbite, chilling or injuries. Enjoy the cool weather, but bundle up with warm light weight clothing to keep muscles warm and flexible. Avoid exposing sensitive areas such as neck and low back to the cold. Heat can help keep muscles flexible – another good reason to use that hot tub! Also to keep muscles warm, stretch in the mornings, at bed time and intermittently throughout the day – especially before workouts. You may be stiffer than you think. Keep hydrated. The tendency in cool weather is to drink less water even though air tends to be much drier. Get a good night’s sleep to improve your overall stamina. Watch your activities. Reaching and twisting with a stiff back and slips on the ice are a major cause of wrist, shoulder and back injuries or fractures. Wear proper shoes with good traction or use some of the pull on tread devices to avoid slipping. If you must work from a ladder, make extra sure the equipment is stable. Warm up, stretch and take breaks when snow shoveling. Give yourself time! Things take a bit longer in the winter, so listen to Mother Nature and slow down a bit. If you fall, injure yourself or just feel stiff, listen to your body. If you are in pain, muscle relaxers and pain relievers may help, but often injuries result from stiffness, postural misalignment or soft tissue tightness. Therapy can help you release tightness, reduce pain and regain postural alignment. Your therapist can also help you learn body mechanics and how to modify activity or use a different tool to help you heal and reduce chance of re-injury.
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Preventing Senior Falls Starts in the Bathroom NECESSARY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
ore than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) says 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom. Due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for the home. Knowing how to get in and out of tubs and showers properly and equipping homes with necessary safety precautions can reduce senior falls, keep them out of the emergency room and possibly extend their life. According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.6 million older adults seek emergency care each year for fall-related injuries, fractures or head trauma. In addition to potentially losing their independence, seniors 65 years old and up have a 25 percent chance of dying within six months to a year if they fall and break a hip. Seniors are vulnerable to falls for many reasons -- eyesight and reflexes aren’t as razor-sharp as they used to be, not to mention the balance issues posed by diabetes, heart disease, thyroid conditions and various medications. One of the most effective ways to preserve balance is to stay active with an exercise regimen. Ask your doctor about exercises designed to improve balance, stability and overall mobility, such as moderate yoga. But, another preventative method recommended by physicians is installing a shower or tub built around the unique needs of elderly adults. For example, Safe Step Tub Walk-In Tub Company’s new walk-in shower has a foldable
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7 Ways to Improve Energy Effeciency Via Lighting It’s easy to instantly trim your energy consumption and boost the ecofriendliness of your home. The key to easy energy savings is lighting, but for many homeowners and renters, knowing how and what to do to improve their home’s lighting efficiency can be confusing. To alleviate that confusion, the American Lighting Association (ALA) offers some easy energy-saving steps: 1. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents (CFLs). To make an immediate impact on your energy consumption -- and your utility bill — swap out your most-used incandescent bulbs with CFLs. “It’s the easiest way to start improving your energy efficiency,” says Joe Rey-Barreau, education consultant for the ALA and an associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Interior Design. To find the right CFL for you, look at the color temperature listed on the bulb package label. Choose a bulb labeled “residential color,” “warm” or “soft white.” 2. Replace dimmable incandescent bulbs with dimmable CFLs. As the color range of CFLs has improved, so has their ability to be dimmed, and dimmable bulbs are proven to decrease energy use. However, CFLs still do not have the dimming range of incandescents. 3. Buy name brands. It is frustrating to invest in a longer-lasting bulb only to have it burn out quickly. To avoid that, buy recognizable brands for improved quality and color. 4. Revamp outdoor fixtures. Your outdoor lighting fixture may be beautiful, but it may be an energy guzzler, too. Look for energy-efficient fixtures that use either CFLs or light-emitting diodes (LEDs), or those that activate using a motion sensor or photocell. 5. Buy Energy Star-qualified fixtures and bulbs. Energy Star is a U.S. Department of Energy certification most recognized on appliances — though also used on lighting fixtures and bulbs. 6. Retrofit recessed lighting with LED fixtures. While LED bulbs have a high initial cost, they will last the lifetime of the fixture. 7. Replace undercabinet lighting. With long life and super-high efficiency, some LED lighting also offers fairly easy installation, including pucks and strips used as undercabinet lighting. As an added bonus, LED lights will not give off the undesirable heat of incandescents.
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ho hasn’t pictured himself or herself snuggled up next to their “significant other” on a chilly winter’s evening, getting lost in the relaxing warmth and ambiance of a fireplace’s dancing flames and crackling sounds from burning logs. Or, perhaps, you’ve imagined your little ones racing downstairs to the living room, where surprise-filled stockings hanging on the fireplace mantel await their tiny eager hands. Or, maybe, you just get mesmerized watching the roaring flames wander every which way, as the day’s tensions dissolve right along with the burning wood logs.
The most popular types of fireplaces available today basically are comprised within three categories. Your choice will depend on factors such as room size, personal needs and desires – for example, will it be used primarily for ambiance or for heating purposes -- and, or course, budget. But, whichever you choose, you’re assured that it will help you realize a more profitable sale of your home later.
Fireplaces Add to Home’s Charm and Salability
Yes, there’s definitely something special about a fireplace that touches our inner core, often evoking feelings of nostalgia. There’s little doubt that having one (or more) in your home adds a quiet elegance, sophistication, and old-style charm that few other home features can claim. And, although you may have not realized it, many homebuyers will expect a home to have a fireplace. These buyers view it as a necessary element that can’t possibly be excluded – all of their friends have one in their homes, after all. Also consider – adding a fireplace to your home will most likely benefit your bank account when you put your home on the market to sell – for those of you who aren’t planning to stay put for life. In fact, the National Association of Home Builders recommends the addition of a fireplace as one of the best home enhancements for giving you a great return-oninvestment – to the tune of $12,000, roughly, or, according to other estimates, 10% additional in resale value for attractive, well-maintained ones. Many real estate experts also note that fireplaces are high on the list of desirable home features sought by homebuyers. Besides, think about the amount of enjoyment you and family will gain from it in the meantime. So, if you’re seriously ready to add a fireplace to your home, you may be surprised to learn there is more than one option available – unlike in your grandparents’ heydays, when your choice was limited to the old-fashioned wood burning-chimney combo, relatively unchanged for centuries. Today’s choices reflect consumer’s demands concerning creativity, design, size, and functionality. Gas, wood, pellet and even electric fireplaces have become a must have for many consumers.
Consider These Fireplace Types: Wood Burning or Masonry
The traditional type of fireplace we’re all familiar with; uses bricks or stones as a building material; has a chimney and usually a mantel; perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing -- the focal point of the room, and oftentimes, the home; uses a damper device to allow air in and smoke out; not as efficient of a heating source as other fireplace types – most of the heat radiates upward and ultimately, outside; higher maintenance – requires periodic cleaning – dark, sooty film eventually builds up on the stone or brickwork; more costly than other types – $10,000 or so is typical.
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The most popular choice – most builders install this type of fireplace in new homes; uses ceramic logs to simulate real ones; visually appealing; low maintenance; flame action resemble wood burning flames; much less costly than its traditional counterpart – some units can be installed for around $1,000; some models are actually designed to effectively heat a room; can be installed within an existing traditional type fireplace; some come with remote controls, complete with thermostats, uses natural gas or propane; more economical to operate than the traditional type; no extra space needed to store wood logs.
A good option for condo or townhome owners, as they require little space; low maintenance; no venting system needed, some units provide realistic fire-like characteristics; some units provide heat, while other don’t; inexpensive – attractive units can be found for under $800
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Hearing loss exists when there is diminished sensitivity to the sounds normally heard. The terms hearing impairment or hard of hearing are usually reserved for people who have relative insensitivity to sound in the speech frequencies. The severity of a hearing loss is categorized according to the increase in volume above the usual level necessary before the listener can detect it. Deafness Deafness is defined as a degree of impairment such that a person is unable to understand speech even in the presence of amplification. In profound deafness, even the loudest sounds produced by an audiometer (an instrument used to measure hearing by producing pure tone sounds through a range of frequencies) may not be detected. In total deafness, no sounds at all, regardless of amplification or method of production, are heard. Speech Perception
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considers a testimony to the superior customer service he provides. Having served in the United States Marine Corps, Martin believes in the importance of recognizing those who have served our country. In accordance with that he offers not only discounts to seniors but also a veteran discount. Rodriguez also owns Martin’s Alignment Center in Sandpoint as well as Sandpoint Mobile Tire, providing a wide variety of vehicle repair and maintenance services by certified mechanics. The Mobile Tire service will come to one’s home or business and repair or change tires as well as provide maintenance which can be done away from the shop. This service alleviates the customer from having to take time away from his or her busy day to attend to vehicle maintenance. Both Martin’s Alignment Center and Sandpoint Mobile Tire also offer the opportunity to have twenty percent of one’s bill donated to a local charity or organization. Martin is active in the football programs in Sandpoint, serving as an assistant coach on the Sandpoint High School varsity football team and on the board for Sandpoint’s Junior Tackle program. He said he enjoys working with the people of North Idaho and says it is his customers who make his job so enjoyable. “They help make things happen,” he said. For more information please contact Martin Rodriguez at 208.265.8090. You can schedule your move, receive free packing supplies and donate to your favorite charity all with one phone call. January 2013 | COEUR D’ALENE NEWSLINE 19
History of Valentine’s Day SOME THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT VALENTINE’S DAY
very February 14, in the United States and around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.
Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honour Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia. The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl’s name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry. A Frenchman, Charles, Duke of Orleans is credited with writing the first Valentine card. He was captured by the English while at the battle of Agincourt in 1415. On Valentine’s Day, he sent his wife a rhyming love letter from the tower of London, where he was imprisoned. And from that single letter sent, approximately 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-mailing holiday only behind Christmas.
Other Interesting Valentine Day Facts: Famous people born on Valentine’s day: Jimmy Hoffa—born 1913 gangster, Merl Saunders-jammed on the keyboard with grateful dead,Raymond Teller-Magician/ comedian, Florence Henderson—born in 1934 the mother off of the Brady, Rob Thomas—born 1972 singer of Match Box Twenty, and Mike Bloomberg—108th mayor of New York City as the tenth richest person in the United States with a net worth of $18 billion in 2010. Children receive 44 percent of all Valentine’s Day candy and gifts. Following them are wives/mothers with 40 percent, fathers/husbands 11 percent, grandparents 3 percent and pets 1 percent. On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending.
Valentine’s Day Jokes What did Frankenstein say to his girlfriend? “Be my valenstein!” Do skunks celebrate Valentine’s Day? Sure, they’re very scent-imental! What did the painter say to her boyfriend? “I love you with all my art!”
What do you call a very small valentine? A valentiny! Why did the pig give his girlfriend a box of candy? It was Valenswine’s Day! What did the cholcolate syrup say to the ice cream? “I’m sweet on you!” Why is Valentine’s Day the best day for a celebration? Because you can really party hearty!
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As this is a recent addition to campus, the Environmental Club is continually seeking charitable donations to help in the construction of the garden. From cash donations to equipment or landscaping donations, the club is in need of the following items to make this a successful project: Shovels, rakes, small hand trowels/shovels, work gloves, dimensional lumber and fasteners, compost and soil, loppers and shears, seeds and/or transplantable plants, weather-resistant artwork If you are able to make any charitable donations to the garden project, please contact Jamie Esler, Lake City Science Teacher: email@example.com. Environmental Club is pleased to announce its gratitude and thanks to Tumble Stone of Hayden for its charitable donation of crushed gravel for the school garden trail network. Thanks to Tumble Stone, Environmental Club students will have a network of trails throughout the garden space install. The Lake City High School Drama and Vocal Music departments are teaming up to present a Renaissance Feast and Faire on Friday, January 25th. This delightful event will include tasty foods reminiscent of renaissance times, madrigal
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This semi-formal event will include a wine tasting featuring the wines of Coeur d’Alene Cellars. You will also enjoy premium beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, cheese, chocolate and desserts from local eateries. There will be a few silent auction items available including: • Lifetime Viking Booster Club Membership • Handmade Viking Quilt • Autographed State Champion Viking Football • A Romantic Get-A-Way!
LOCATION: LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: JV WRESTLING LAKELAND GYM: BEGINS AT 4:30PM SOCIAL COMMONS: BEGINS AT 5PM (refreshments provided) LAKELAND VS. BONNERS FERRY WRESTLING MATCH: LAKELAND GYM AT 6PM RECOGNIZE THE 1988 WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM: LAKELAND GYM AT 7PM LAKELAND VS. PRIEST RIVER WRESTLING MATCH: LAKELAND GYM AT 7:15PM The High School invites all who wrestled, coached, managed, cheered & supported this team at this event.
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orth Idaho College is a national contender in its nine athletics programs that compete in the most competitive conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association (the NCAA equivalent for junior colleges). For the first time in the illustrious history of NIC athletics, NIC’s sports programs have earned a top ranking in three sports in the same season, including wrestling, women’s basketball, and volleyball. The women’s basketball team is looking to repeat its 2011 national championship, wrestlers have their sights set on earning their first title since 2003, and the volleyball team placed eighth in the nation in 2012, earning its third consecutive top 10 national finish. There is still time for more national recognition with men’s golf ranked No. 10 at press time, and men’s basketball ascending the polls to No. 18 with a 16-3 record. Women’s golf is ranked No. 17 and softball appears ready for another exciting season. Enjoy the best of college athletics right here in Coeur d’Alene! Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. Children under the age of 10 are free! Order tickets now for the men’s and women’s Region 18 Tournament hosted by NIC at www.nicathletics.com.
North Idaho College Cardinal Sports 2012-2013 Home games only (except end of season tournaments) Wrestling Jan 31 Feb 9 22-23
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Men’s Basketball Jan 17 Utah State University - E. Utah 7:30pm 19 Colorado Northwestern C.C. 5pm 24 Snow College 7:30pm 26 Salt Lake C.C. 5pm Feb 2 College of Southern Idaho 5pm 7 Utah State University - E. Utah 7:30pm 9 Colorado Northwestern C.C. 5pm Feb 28-Mar 2 Region 18 Tournament (CDA, ID) Mar 19-23 NJCAA National Championships (Kansas) Women’s Basketball Jan 17 Utah State University - E. Utah 5:30pm 19 Colorado Northwestern C.C. 3pm 24 Snow College 5:30pm 26 Salt Lake C.C. 3pm Feb 2 College of Southern Idaho 3pm 7 Utah State University - E. Utah 5:30pm 9 Colorado Northwestern C.C. 3pm Feb 28-Mar 2 Region 18 Tournament (CDA, ID) Mar 18-23 NJCAA National Championships (Kansas) Live web streaming at www.nic.edu/athletics.
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Just a 40 minute drive from downtown Spokane, this mountain is popular with families and a great place for beginners to learn. Mount Spokane also keeps 16 runs open for night skiing which costs just $20. The lodge has undergone a major overhaul and now includes an additional 1,200 square feet and 100 more places to park yourself after carving up the mountain. There are nearby cross county, snowshoe and snowmobile trails as well as tubing hills so everyone leaves happy.
Known for its expansive glade skiing, 49 Degrees North is even bigger this year with the addition of a new lift taking visitors to Angel Peak. The new chair gets skiers and boarders access to 10 more runs and an additional 200 acres. If downhill isn’t your thing 49 North also has 25 kilometers of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Passes are $12 Friday –Sunday and $7 during the week. Rentals also available.
Chewelah, WA www.ski49n.com Adults full day $52 midweek/ $57 weekend and holiday/ $45 half day Youth full day $46 midweek/ $48 weekend and holiday/ $39 half day 2,325 Acres, 82 trails, 7 lifts, summit elevation 5,774ft.
Kellogg, ID www.silvermt.com Adult full day $52/ holiday $55/ half day $43 Youth full day $37/ holiday $40/ half day $32 1,600 Acres, 73 trails, 6 lifts, summit elevation 6,300ft. Before even setting foot on the slopes, visitors are given a great ride. Silver is home to North Americas longest gondola. The 3.1 mile lift takes skiers and riders from the base to the top of the mountain and back down again at the end of the day. Silver Mountain also boasts a large indoor waterpark and offers numerous ski and stay packages. The convenience of just a 30 minute drive from Coeur d’Alene makes this mountain a local favorite.
Spokane, WA www.mtspokane.com Adult full day $36 midweek/$49 weekend and holiday/ half day $32 midweek $38 weekend and holiday Youth full day $29 midweek/$39 weekend and holiday/half day $24 midweek $28 weekend and holiday 1,425 acres, 45 trails, 5 lifts, summit elevation $5,889ft.
Mullan, ID (Montana/Idaho border) www.skilookout.com Adult full day $35 midweek/$38 weekend and holiday/$30 half day midweek $33 weekend and holiday Youth full day $25 midweek/$27 weekend and holiday/$21 half day midweek $23 weekend and holiday 540 Acres, 34 runs, 4 lifts, summit elevation 5,650ft. Lookout Pass is always one of the first to open and last to close thanks to its annual snowfall of 400 inches. Located halfway between Spokane and Missoula Lookout draws people from all over the region. The powder here is light and legendary and despite its smaller size, a day cruising through consistent fresh snow will leave you gassed. Another fantastic ski school can be found here and for $99 beginners receive 3 lift tickets, 3 lessons, and 3 rentals.
Sandpoint, ID www.schweitzer.com Adult full day $68/ half day $58 Youth full day $50/ half day $40 2,900 acres, 92 trails, 9 lifts, summit elevation 6,400ft. It will take you much more than a day to cover all the terrain Schweitzer Mountain has to offer. One of the most popular resort destinations in the Northwest, the mountain offers a host of lodging options, shopping, restaurants, bars, and breathtaking views of Lake Pend Oreille. Schweitzer has everything from beginner groomers to tight tree terrain and steep open bowls. Be sure to take advantage of Sunday Solutions where a Sunday afternoon ticket is just $25 when purchased online, $35 at the ticket office.
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A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Spectacular sunsets, innovative cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list. Reservations recommended. www.41SouthSandpoint.com. 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID 208.265.2000 $$/$$$
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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 $/$$
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At Calpsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast on-site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They display artwork from local artists, offer free wi-fi, have a play area for the kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals! www.calypsoscoffee.com. Coeur d’Alene —116 East Lakeside Avenue 208.665.0591 $
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Fisherman’s Market is a local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly staff, unbeatable atmosphere, and phenomenal food. Voted Best Seafood for 2012 in North ID. Their menu includes salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish & chips, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish and lobster. Coeur d’Alene—215 West Kathleen 208.664.4800 $/$$
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The perfect place to unwind, Coldwater Creek Wine bar features more than 30 different bottles and happy hour Monday-Friday from 5-7pm. Enjoy tapas, meats, cheeses, and deserts as well as espresso and craft beer. Cozy up by the fire on Fridays and Saturdays and listen to live, local musicians. Conveniently located above the Flagship store in downtown Sandpoint. Sandpoint—311 North First Avenue 208.263.6971 $/$$ 30 WWW.NEWSLINESONLINE.COM
“There is no substitution for quality.” Our food is prepared from scratch. We believe in using natural organic ingredients. ”Angelo. Authentic Italian Cuisine, Fresh Organic Food.” DINNER FOR 2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $55. Choose from 15 Entrees & 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4pm-10pm. www.AngelosRistorante.net. Coeur d’Alene—846 North Fourth Street 208.765.2850 $/$$/$$$
Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an extensive menu of American cuisine with an impressive wine list. Featuring a full service bar and beautiful views of Lake Pend Oreille. www.TrinityAtCityBeach.com. Sandpoint —56 Bridge Street 208.255.7558 $/$$/$$$
Forty-One South brings sushi back to Sandpoint. Opening in May. Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine. Beautiful, waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Dinner 7 nights a week and lunch Mon-Fri. 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID 208.265.2001 $/$/$$$
Serving Lunch, Dinner and Late Night Fare. Family friendly! Free WiFi! Made from fresh ingredients in our kitchen. Open everyday 11am-2pm. Dining room for Holiday Banquets. Coeur d’Alene—424 East Sherman Avenue 208.765.1990 $/$$/$$$
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 $/$$/$$$
Forty-One South Expands Menu INCLUDING COMFORT DINING AND AFFORDABLE PRICES Cassandra. “With these new menu items and a broader price range, they can come to Forty-One South more often and not just on those special occasions.” Cassandra emphasizes that Forty-One South will continue to offer its signature items such as salmon and filets, for those desiring the formal dining experience of a special night out.
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eople choose a restaurant for many reasons. Some may like a particular dish that is offered, while others enjoy the atmosphere or location of a particular place. Patrons of Forty-One South, located at the south end of the Long Bridge in Sagle, are often citing both reasons for it being their restaurant of choice. Offering outdoor seating, a view of the river and mountains, and a place from which to watch breathtaking sunsets, it is a favorite of many during the warm summer months. But that same view is a perfect setting for spectacular sunsets while sitting by the restaurant’s warm cozy fireplace in the winter as well. It was just over two years ago when Cassandra Cayson purchased FortyOne South Restaurant. Since then she has successfully grown her business, continually meeting the desires of the diverse community. The latest change is an expansion of the menu to include what she refers to as comfort foods, a craving of many during the snowy winter months. Some of the newer items include pasta dishes, buffalo meatloaf, and black cod, which has increased in popularity due to the wide press it has received regarding its health benefits. Also added to the menu are a variety of appetizers including homemade soft baked pretzels and crab croquettes. But it is not only the offering of her menu items that has changed, her price point has also lowered to make it more affordable for many who want to enjoy a night out. “We want families to be able to join us for dinner whether it is after a day up at the mountain or because they just would like a night off from cooking,” said
Another feature of the popular restaurant was the addition of Shoga, a sushi restaurant located between FortyOne South and the Lodge next door. But Shoga offers much more than sushi, it also offers dishes such as sweet and sour pork, orange chicken, chicken teriyaki and various noodle dishes. Like FortyOne South, it too offers affordable prices which start at $9 an entrée. Whether its Forty-One South or Shoga, one is not disappointed when they visit this beautiful setting. Like most businesses in this area, much of their success depends upon the tourists, but Cassandra said she would not be where she is today if it were not for the strong local following the restaurant has, and for that she is grateful. When you visit, be sure to take a moment and enjoy the beautiful creations of local artist Connie Scherr that adorns the walls of the restaurant. Forty-One South is open in the winter Tuesday through Saturday with the bar opening at 4pm and the restaurant at 4:30pm. Enjoy Happy Hour in the bar/ lounge weekdays from 4-6pm. Shoga is open Wednesday through Sunday at 4:30pm. Both restaurants will be open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. For a look at their complete menu, visit them on the web at www.41southsandpoint.com and www.shogasushi.com.
Check out our new menu and Winter Specials! Wednesdays - All sushi rolls, buy one, get one 50% off! Sundays - 1/2 off all SAKE! Available for private parties and off-site catering. We also offer an extensive menu of nonsushi options, Asian-inspired entrees such as orange chicken or beef & broccoli! 208.265.2001 / www.shogasushi.com Shoga Sushi: Wednesday-Sunday, Evenings
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2013 Still rockin’ our winters after... ...39 years! For a complete schedule go to
SANDPOINTWINTERCARNIVAL.COM Winter Crazy Days Live Music Daily Ski Joring Sleigh Rides Schweitzer Extreme XC Race Scavenger Hunts Snowshoeing Tubing & Zipline Sessions Night Skiing RAIL JAM! Winter Cirque Du Sandpoint Nordic Skiing K9 Keg Pull Themed Dinners at Area Restaurants KPND Ski & Board Party Taste of Sandpoint Dodgeball Tournament for All Ages 8th Annual Adult Spelling Bee AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Every year in the dead of winter, Sandpoint, Idaho, cooks up a sure antidote to cabin fever. It’s the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, pure fun celebrating the best of the snowy season ... indoors and out.
BY GARY LIRETTE
inters in Sandpoint back in the day were less than they are today: less fun, less active, less for our economy. Winters were a time when little went on in Sandpoint before Schweitzer Mountain became a ski resort. Our area economy was buoyed mainly commercial fishing, mining, and logging. Much of our economic engine shut down during the winter months.
year with over 20 area restaurants and eateries participating. It has been successful, offering great food, beer, wines and entertainment during what used a be a gloomy month for Sandpoint. From the beginning, prizes have been awarded to the diners, with the Grand Prize of a dinner once a month for two at the best restaurants in town. You can learn all about Dine Around Sandpoint at www.DineAroundSandpoint.com.
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It is very different today. Schweitzer has achieved international acclaim as a ski resort, and the season is peppered with events starting in October with the Harvest Wine Walk, then Winter Carnival, the Follies, and Dine Around Sandpoint.
town with gigantic 148-square-mile Lake Pend Oreille being our dominant feature, the most dollars from tourism, and for many, the most fun, comes during winter: a magical time in America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.
Thirty-nine years ago, Sandpoint had its first Winter Carnival. Over the years the events and happenings have changed. Treat a meal out! meal out and other specials and While yourself the ice andto snow carvings andEnjoy paradeaare things of the past, the new the venues, featuring the Canine events atevents over pack 20 participating Sandpoint area restaurants from Keg Pull, Rail Jam, Fire Dancers, and16, Ski 2012. Joring. There is is something for every February 17 through March There shopping, music, and fun all around town, with sleigh rides taste and budget. Check our website weekly and Schweitzer providing additional merry-making. At the end for details, of one of the busy Saturdays, everyoneatrides up the mountain menus and events participating restaurants. to witness fabulous fireworks and the torchlight parade: a locals favorite. Find more info at SandpointWinterCarnival.com.
Forty-One South Arlo’s Ristorante Four yearsBab’s ago several of us were setting around one ofIvano’s the Pizzeria Ristorante local bars visiting with the owner of the bar and a restaurant Bangkok Thai Cuisine Jalapenos in town. Someone asked if we had ever heard of Dine Around Bistro Rouge atand the Seattle or Dine AroundCafe the Bay would something like La Rosa Club that Pend work in d’Oreille Sandpoint? The concept is simple, have many of Winery MickDuff’s Brewing Co. the local restaurants and eateries in Sandpoint offer prizes, Second Avenue Pizza specials,Cedar discounts,St. liveBistro music and fun for a month and kick Photo from Sandpoint.com itColdwater all off during the start ofWine Sandpoint’s Creek Barannual Winter CarniSecret Thai Cafe val. With the help of a small cadre of area restaurants Dine Connie’s Cafe Spud’s Around Sandpoint began four years ago. It has grown each Rotisserie & Grill Di Luna’s Cafe Sweet Lou’s Tango Cafe Earth Rhythms Natural Market & Cafe The Hydra Steakhouse The Loading Dock Eichardt’s Pub & Grill Treat yourself to a meal out!at Enjoy a meal out and other specials and events at over 20 Trinity City Beach Elk’s Cafe
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participating Sandpoint area restaurants from February 15th through March 15th, 2013. There is something for every taste and budget. Check our website weekly for details, menus time out for andyou eventsdine at partcipating restaurants! www.dinearoundsandpoint.com
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Arlo’s Ristorante • Bangkok Cuisine Thai Restaurant • Bistro Rouge Cafe at the Pend d’Oreille Winery Cedar St. Bistro • Chimney Rock Grill • Coldwater Creek Wine Bar • Connie’s Cafe • Di Luna’s Cafe Earth Rhythms Natural Market & Cafe • Eichardt’s Pub & Grill • Forty-One South • Ivano’s Ristorante Monthly Meal for Two for a Year at 12 different participating Jalapenos • Joe’s Philly Cheesesteaks • La Rosa Club • Little Olive • MickDuff ’s Brewing Company DINE SANDPOINT restaurants! SecondAROUND Avenue Pizza • Shoga Sushi Bar • Spud’s Waterfront Grill • Sweet Lou’s • Trinity at City Beach Many thanks to our sponsors!
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Calendar of Events Local Picks
Razzle’s Bar and Grill Pool and darts. Daily drink special 5-7pm. 21+ only and Wi-Fi. 10325 Government Way, Hayden. Calypsos Coffee & Creamery 116 East Lakeside Avenue, CDA. CalypsosCoffee.com. 208.665.2464. DOC HOLIDAY’S Saloon and Grill 9510 Government Way, Hayden. 208.449.1562. 315 Martinis And Tapas 315 Wallace Street, Coeur d’ Alene 315MartinisAndTapas.com. 208.667.9660. Kelly’s Irish Pub 726 North 4th Street, Coeur d’ Alene KellysCDA.com. 570.645.2000.
JANUARY / FEBRUARY EVENTS October-March - Cheer on your Spokane Chiefs all winter long. See the next great crop of young hockey players at a family friendly environment. For tickets and complete schedule visit spokanechiefs. com or call 509.535.puck. Upcoming home games in January: 18th, 19th, 23rd, 25th, 26th. Through February 25 - Bald Eagle Boat Tours. Take a two hour cruise along lake Coeur d’Alene guided by an experienced captain. Our 26 ft boat has a heated cabin with a rear open viewing deck. Enjoy a hot drink and light snack as you tour the lake. vacationrentalauthority.com.
Moon Dollars Twin Lakes Village. 5416 West Village Boulevard, Rathdrum MoonDollarsResturaunt.com. 208.777.7040.
Moon Time 1602 East Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’ Alene 208.667.2331.
Java On Sherman 324 East Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’ Alene. 208.667.1717. The Fedora Pub and Grille 37914 South Kathleen Avenue Coeur d’Alene. FedoraPubAndGrille.com. 208.765.888.
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January 19 - Youth 4 On 4 Indoor Soccer Registration Deadline. The KROC Center 10am–Noon, Ages 4–6, Saturdays (8 classes). Gold $30 | Silver $35 | Public $44. Girls and boys will learn fundamental soccer skills each week, followed by a mini game. This fast paced game encourages creative decision making and strategic thinking. Each session will be one hour, and will include 30 minutes of instruction skills and 25 minutes of a mini game. Teams will have a minimum of six players and a maximum of eight players. Teams will be formed from individual player registrations. All players participate in each mini game. January 19 - Black & White Ball Formal. Event benefiting the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra with dancing, no-host bar, silent auction and more. Jan. 19 from 7-9 pm. $25. Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Blvd. 208.765.3200.
The Wine Cellar 317 Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’ Alene TheWineCellarCDA.com
Gig’s Landing 204 South Coeur d’Alene Avenue Coeur d’Alene. 208.667.9600.
specials featuring Captain Morgans, Smirnoff Coconut and Banana Bread and Chocolate Stout beers by Young’s. Costume contest at Noah’s Canteen.
Thursdays in January - Creative Cooking Series. 5:30pm–7:30pm. Each week learn a new healthy cooking skill from main courses and brunch to appetizers and desserts. Sandra and Stephanie will show you how to make a fabulous meal for 10 guests. Classes will be held at the Blackwell Hotel at 820 E. Sherman Ave. For more information call 208.277.8371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. January 16 - Blues Guitarist Matt Andersen. 7:30 pm. $15-$20. The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. Post Falls. thejacklincenter.org. 208.457.8950. January 17 - Poetry Out Loud. National poetry recitation contest hosted by the Classical Christian Academy. Jan. 17 from 6-9:30 pm. $2. The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. Post Falls. thejacklincenter.org. 208.457.8950. January 18 - March 1st Virginia Carter Pottery and Sculpture Exhibit. Artist reception Jan. 18 from 5-7 pm. Free. The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. Post Falls. thejacklincenter.org. 208.457.8950. January 19 - Silver Mountain Pirate Festival Themed Party. Food and drink
January 19 - Schweitzer Northern Lights Show. We’re starting it off with a torchlight parade down Jam Session, followed by a massive fireworks show in the village, then music and partying up in Taps afterwards! That’s right, North Idaho style is all the good stuff in life. Visit schweitzer.com to see how you could be party of the parade. January 20 - Winter Carnival at Lookout Pass. Events for the entire family including a Wife Carrying Contest! skilookout.com January 21 - United States Air Force Band of the Golden West The Commanders Jazz Ensemble Concert. 3pm Matinee, 7pm Evening Performance, FREE, KROC Center. Under the direction of Senior Master Sergeant Rick Thorp, The Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. This energetic group of highly-trained, professional airmen-musicians plays everything from traditional jazz, cool, bop and swing to Broadway favorites, popular tunes, Latin rhythms, and patriotic music. January 24 -The Clumsy Lovers Bluegrass/Celtic Rock Concert. Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. $10. The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. Post Falls. thejacklincenter.org. 208.457.8950.
Calendar of Events January 25 - Nathan Belt as Elvis at the Coeur d’Alene Casino. 7pm show, tickets from $15. www.cdacasino.com. January 26 - Easton Corbin. Easton Corbin, is a hugely successful new country music artist lauded for his traditional country sound. USA Today calls Easton “a country music throwback with an easygoing, old-school style.” Tickets on-sale through Northern Quest Resort & Casino Box Office at 509.481.6700 or to purchase online at northernquest.com. January 27 & 28 - The Banff Mountain Film Festival 2012-2013 World Tour. 6pm, $14 in Advance, $15 at Door at the KROC Center. Each year after the Banff Film Festival ends in November, a selection of the best films go on tour across Canada, the United States, and internationally. The films travel to 32 countries reaching more than 245,000 people at over 635 screenings. Tickets are available for purchase in Coeur d’Alene at Vertical Earth, Camera Corral, Two Wheeler Dealer, Zip’s on Sherman Ave, or online at www.mountain-fever.com. February 9 - Aw$um Auction. The event begins at 4:30pm at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. This year’s theme is “How the West was Fun!” with Chris Copstead acting as guest emcee. There will be the return of the Wine Grab, the Puppy Package, the Wild Walla Walla Women’s Wine Weekend and some new, exciting packages. Plus; a lucky winner will walk
away with $500 CASH that very night. Must be present to win! Come dressed in your favorite Western outfit, Saturday, Feb. 9th at the Coeur d’Alene Resort for a HUGE night of fun! February 16 - Gabriel Iglesias at Northern Quest Casino. Witty, electrifying and talented comedian Gabriel Iglesias delivers a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. His highoctane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal
experiences to life. Gabriel’s unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages and his appeal continues to expand worldwide. northernquest.com. February 19 – After House Business Fair. The After Hours Business Fair is Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 5-8pm at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the biggest marketing opportunity of the year with over 3,000 attendees and 120 Business Booths! Build a year’s worth of business in three hours! One booth is $199
or two for $375. You can also promote your business by being a Major Sponsor for $365, or a Corporate Sponsorship for $3,000. Toyota Ski Free Days SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN - January 25 SILVER MOUNTAIN - February 1 MT. SPOKANE - February 8 LOOKOUT PASS - February 15 49 DEGREES NORTH - February 22 The DRIVER of any TOYOTA who comes to the designated Ski the NW Rockies ski area on the designated day will receive a FREE lift ticket VALID FOR THAT DAY ONLY. No vouchers or passes are required. Just drive your Toyota to the mountain on that day. skinwrockies.com/toyotaski-free-days.
UPCOMING EVENTS March 3rd – Bill Engval at Northern Quest Casino. Originally known as a member of the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” Bill Engvall spun on-stage success into a flourishing solo career. His plain spoken manner finds humor in everyday life and his one-of-a-kind charm connects with audiences. His wit, style and uncanny ability to interact with fans have led him to become one of the more popular comedians working today. northernquest.com.
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THE ADVENTURES OF THE FLYNN TWINS Part 7: Let It Snow By Jan St. George Recently, Tyler and Arianna Flynn have helped to solve the mystery of stolen artifacts from a local tribe and got to take porcupine quills, which had been pulled from their dog’s muzzle, to school for show and tell. In the last part, they had gone to their Grandma’s house to help bake holiday cookies. Arianna set her picture on the hot stove, and it was curling up in a ball and smoking. “Grandma! Fire!” yelled Arianna and Tyler. “Help!” Suddenly a sharp, piercing sound came blasting from the hallway, drowning out their yelling voices. Their grandma came racing into the kitchen. “What’s going on? Are you okay?” She coughed and looked over at the stove. The brown, smoking ball of Arianna’s picture burst into flame. “Oh fudge biscuits!” Grandma exclaimed. She flung a cupboard door open, grabbed a box of baking soda, and started pouring it on the flame. Through her tears, Arianna saw a mound of white powder where her picture had been sitting a few minutes before, and there was no sign of any more flames. “I’m sorry, Grandma,” she whimpered, barely over the sound of the screeching smoke alarm. “Here, Tyler. Take this,” Grandma said, handing him the box of baking soda. She flipped on the fan above the stove on her way to the refrigerator. She pulled out another box of baking soda and handed it to Arianna. “Here’s one for you, too, sweetheart,” she said. “Keep an eye out in case you see any more flames.” Finally, the smoke alarm stopped its warning. Grandma sat at the table. “Come here,” she said. Arianna climbed up on her lap and buried her head in her Grandma’s shoulder. “I’m so sorry, Grandma,” she sobbed. “I didn’t mean to do it.” “I know,” said Grandma, rubbing her back. “Accidents happen. Why didn’t you put your picture on the counter like I suggested?” “You did?” Arianna replied. “I guess I wasn’t paying attention.”
“I’ve used it before when I’ve had stuff boil over and start smoking. In that case, I turn off the burner first and then start pouring the baking soda. It works well. My neighbor used a lid to smother a small fire she had on her stove.” “Why does it work?” Arianna asked. “I’m not sure,” Grandma replied. “It looks like everything is fine here now. Let’s go find the answer on the computer.” Arianna climbed off her lap, and they all wandered into Grandma’s den. She typed in “baking soda to put out fire” and found a site about everyday chemistry. “It says baking soda is chemically known as sodium bicarbonate. When it is heated, it produces carbon dioxide and removes oxygen. A fire needs oxygen to burn.” “So if the oxygen is gone,” said Tyler. “Then so is the fire,” finished Arianna. “You’re so smart,” said Grandma, shutting the computer off. “Now let’s go see what the kitchen looks like.” Arianna watched her Grandma go over to the stove with its dusting of white powder and the larger pile. Then she heard a strange noise. “Are you okay, Grandma?” she asked. Grandma turned around, and Arianna realized she was laughing. “What so funny, Grandma?” Tyler asked. “I have real snow in my yard, and the baking soda looks like snow on the stove.” “You’re right,” Arianna said with a giggle. Tyler joined in. “I’ll get this cleaned up,” Grandma said. “I’m sure your picture was wonderful, Arianna. Why don’t you make another one, and we’ll keep it away from the stove this time.” “Thanks, Grandma,” Arianna said. “I won’t forget today.” “Me neither,” said Grandma, giving Tyler and Arianna a hug before turning to the stove.
“How did you know to grab the baking soda?” asked Tyler. “It sure worked fast.”
Did You Know? Baking soda is most commonly used in baking to make cookies and other treats light and puffy. There are many other uses for baking soda. It can make your hands smell better, especially after handling fish, stop sunburn pain, and even be turned into modeling clay by adding water and cornstarch.
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Not So Serious Putty BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOBIUS SCIENCE CENTER
his month at Mobius we’d like to show you how to make one of our favorite concoctions for whiling away the winter weeks. It may bear a resemblance to a popular store-bought child’s toy and, in fact, the fun comes from making your own at home. So with no further ado, we present...Not So Serious Putty. You Will Need: • White School Glue • Food Coloring • Borax Laundry Detergent • Water • Stir sticks • Small cup or bowl (for mixing) Directions: In the small cup, pour one to two ounces of school glue (we typically prefer Elmer’s but it is not necessary). Add food coloring to make the color you desire. In a separate cup mix the Borax detergent into water until no more Borax will dissolve in the water. Pour a small amount of Borax solution into the colored glue and mix with the stir stick. Immediately the glue will clump together and adhere to the stick.
Keep stirring until there is no more liquid left in the cup and all the glue is clumped onto the stir stick. At this point you’ll need to pull off the glue clump with your hand and continue working it like you are kneading clay to make it soft. Add more Borax solution to your glue clump until it becomes smooth and no longer sticks to your hand. This is your putty. It will bend, flex, roll, and even bounce if you shape it into a ball. It should be kept in an airtight container when not in use and you should wash your hands before and after playing with it. The Science: This putty is a polymer. A polymer is a molecule or compound made of repeating parts (poly=many, mer=parts). A polymer molecule can bend, twist, and even stick to other molecules, creating substances that also have these characteristics. Plastics, rubbers, and even the collagens that make our skin are polymers.
Glue itself is also a polymer. Imagine it as a number of long strands, like spaghetti. The strands can slip past each other relatively easily, making glue pourable. When we add the Borax solution, it creates connections between the strands, making them stick to each other. Enough connections and you have putty!
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Activities & Fun
Activities & Fun! NEW YEAR’S EVE
On New Year’s Eve, Marilyn stood up in the local pub and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living. Well, it was kind of embarrassing. As the clock struck, the bartender was almost crushed to death.
THE RING BEAR
At a friend’s wedding, everything went smoothly until it was time for the flower girl and her young escort to come down the aisle. The boy stopped at every pew, growling at the guests. When asked afterward why he behaved so badly, he explained, “I was just trying to be a good ring bear.”
Jemima was taking an afternoon nap on New Year’s Eve before the festivities. After she woke up, she confided to Max, her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a diamond ring for a New Year’s present. What do you think it all means?” “Aha, you’ll know tonight,” answered Max smiling broadly. At midnight, as the New Year was chiming, Max approached Jemima and handed her small package. Delighted and excited she opened it quickly. There in her hand rested a book entitled: “The meaning of dreams”.
On New Year’s Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the car park and walked home. As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman. “What are you doing out here at four o’clock in the morning?” asked the police officer. “I’m on my way to a lecture,” answered Roger.
THE FOOTBALL GAME As in many homes on New Year’s Day, my wife and I faced the annual conflict of which was more important – the football games on television, or the dinner itself. To keep peace, I ate dinner with the rest of the family, and even lingered for some pleasant after-dinner conversation before retiring to the family room to turn on the game. Several minutes later, my wife came downstairs and graciously even bought a cold drink for me. She smiled, kissed me on the cheek and asked what the score was. I told her it was the end of the third quarter and that the score was still nothing to nothing. “See?” she said, continuing to smile, “You didn’t miss a thing.”
Jim was in a bad mood, and anyone who got in is way was going to regret it. Jim walked into his favorite restaurant and plopped himself down on a chair. “Get me a steak well done with mashed potatoes.” Three minutes later when his order came, Jim screamed “DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME SAY WELL DONE?!” “Why thank you sir” the waitress smiled, “that was the first compliment I’ve gotten all day!”
One semester an art-student asked a friend if he could paint his portrait for a class assignment. The friend agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus. The art student approached the professor to ask why the grade was so poor. The teacher told him that the proportions in the painting were incorrect. “The head is too big,” the professor explained. “The shoulders are too wide, and the feet are enormous.” The next day, the art student brought his friend to see the professor. He took one look at the friend and said, “Okay, A minus.”
“And who on earth, in their right mind, is going to give a lecture at this time on New Year’s Eve?” enquired the constable sarcastically. “My wife,” slurred Daniel grimly.
NEW YEAR WORD FIND
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Published on Jan 1, 2013