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October 2012 // Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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calendar of events October and November Events

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WHAT’S INSIDE 6.......Northwest’s Best 8.......Healthy Living: Fireplaces - A Great Return on Investment 10.....Senior Focus: Should Grandpa Still Be Driving? 25.....Dining Guide 28.....Calendar of Events: October & November

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Do you look like this when getting out of a car? Time to visit Sacro Ease! McCarty’s Sacro Ease Inc. • 3279 West Industrial Loop • Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho 83815 • 800.635.3557 October 2012 | COEUR D’ALENE NEWSLINE  5


NORTHWEST’S BEST

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ou don’t have to be a tech geek to work smarter in and out of the office; there are some straightforward, free programs that will help you connect with colleagues for conversation and collaboration. Let technology simplify your work life with these free programs. Each offers the ability to get work done on your own time and from anywhere. Sign up for a free Skype account, then send instant messages or make calls from your computer. It helps if you have a microphone and video camera connected to your computer. Try it out at www.skype.com

Enjoyed your trip to Coeur d’Alene? Don’t forget to bring back a few reminders of all the fun you had! Live The Lake Souvenirs has everything you need to take a piece of Coeur d’Alene home with you. From clothing to glassware, beach supplies to locally made food, Live The Lake has it all. You’ll be pleased with the prices in this ‘buy for the whole family store.’ Check out our new location at 509 Sherman Avenue! Locally made food and antiques. www.cdaidsouvenirs.com Coeur d’Alene—509 Sherman Avenue 406.544.5881

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Among Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar and iCal, you might have trouble sorting through your date book. Tungle.me lets you sync these calendars and provides a place where people can schedule time with you -- without your involvement. Go to www.tungle.me for more information.

Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company

Cooking with olive oil is fun, easy, and good for your health. Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company offers a wide variety of flavored and non-flavored oils. We also offer gourmet foods such as pizza sauce, vinegar, and pepper jellies with just the right amount of kick, all made right here in the northwest. Stop by our downtown location just off Sherman Avenue and try a sample so you can find just what’s right for you. Visit our website for more recipes and ideas at: www.cdaoliveoil.com Coeur d’Alene—117 South 4th Street 208.765.0188

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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 remaxallseasons@gmail.com


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Trickster’s Brewing Company

The wait is nearly over as Coeur d’Alene will soon have a new craft brewery. Brewing is underway at Trickster’s Brewing Company and the first batches of hand crafted ales should be out by mid-November. Owner Matt Morrow brings years of brewing experience to Trickster’s and is excited to release his new brews to a thirsty public. Be on the lookout for Cougar Bay Blonde, Bear Trap Brown, or Coyote Morning IPA, all coming soon to a watering hole near you. Tap room also opening soon. Stay tuned for official release dates and be sure to check them out on facebook. trickstersbrewing.com Coeur d’Alene—3850 North Schreiber Way

Absolute Property Management

Absolute Property Management is a full-service property management company located in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene. We manage residential and vacation 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 the perfect home for your family! Looking for a rental? Stop by for a listing or check our website for currently available 2-5bedroom homes! *Mention this ad when you come in and enter our drawing to win a free Fall Weekend Getaway! www.absolutepropertymanagement.com general@absolutepropertymanagement.com vacations@absolutepropertymanagement.com Coeur d’Alene—910 North Third Street Phone: 888.208.2112, Fax: 208.665.0600

Builder’s Design Showcase

Builder’s Design Showcase is your one stop shop for cabinets, flooring and introducing our new concrete countertop line offering built-in vanity sinks. Our on staff designers will help you select the best products for your project and our in-home measures are always no charge! Come see us today and let us help you create the home of your dreams with beautiful product and fabulous prices. www.buildersdesignshowcase.com Coeur d’Alene—10260 North Taryne Street 208.772.7794

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. Hours are Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Saturday: Call for appointment. Find us on Facebook! www.lundinsviolins.com Coeur d’Alene—3202 North 4th Street 208.665.7074

Tim’s Special Cut Meats, Inc.

If you’re looking for that perfect old fashioned butcher shop, then look no further than Tim’s Specialty Cut Meats. Tim and his friendly staff are always ready to help you pick out that ideal roast, prime steak or fryer, cut to whatever size you’re looking for. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats and can also handle custom orders. While you’re there, be sure to check out Tim’s extensive line of house made products from pickled garlic to specialty sauces, marinades, rubs, and salsas. Mobile butchering and wild game processing is also available anytime of the year. Coeur d’Alene—7397 North Government Way 208.772.3327

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

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HEALTHY LIVING

Fireplaces Add to Home’s Charm and Salability A GREAT RETURN ON INVESTMENT!

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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.

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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-on-investment – 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. 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.

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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. 8 WWW.NEWSLINESONLINE.COM

Gas: 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.

Electric: 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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HEALTHY LIVING

You CAN Stay in Your Own Home ~ We Can Help! PART 1

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ore and more people are remodeling or modifying their home as they age or take care of a loved one to allow them to stay home longer, as well as to save money. Why have an accessible home? Taking care of family, whether they are children, adults with disabilities or aging parents, is easier if they are in familiar surroundings. If done properly, home modifications can improve the safety of the home, are easier to maintain, improve appearance and are an asset for home resale. Most home modifications do not cost tremendous amounts of money. However, the costs can become enormous in terms of safety, money and stress if you do not know the person’s physical/mental limitations or what type of equipment is available, do not have a reliable vendor or have an installation that is not correct. Our team can help you do just that. Often people try to do it themselves or get a friend to install equipment.

roll-in shower would be safer for the long term. The following are some of the challenges and questions we hear constantly: Is there an easier or better way to use what we already have? How do I know my loved one can use new technology and will accept it? What is the best kind of equipment to get? How can I finance equipment? Will insurance cover some of the cost? Are there things I can get that are low cost – or no cost? Where do I get the equipment? What if the equipment is not right – can I return it? Is it under warrantee? What if I need to get a replacement? Can grandpa or grandma get in and out of the shower safely? They can walk in now, but what happens when they are in a wheelchair? How do I know how steep the ramp can be and still be safe? Will it be slick in the winter? Is there a way to make the kitchen so my mom can make a simple meal?

In our series of articles over the next few months we will answer questions and give you tips. The following professionals, who each have over 25 years experience, provide reliable It Takes a Team! and timely services. This team However, when retrofitting can help you make the right in a home there are often decisions so that you have an “surprises” when remodeling. For example, there are often poor or accessible, safe and attractive home. Call for a free phone consultation or inadequate studs to support a grab bar. If installed improperly it can be to schedule a presentation for your group. worthless or dangerous! The walk-in bathtubs look “cool”, but maybe a

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Mobility Aids, L.L.C. Serving You Since 1989 AUTOMOTIVE Hand Controls • Lifts & Ramps for Wheelchairs & Scooters HOME & BUSINESS Elevators • Porchlifts • Stairway Chair Lifts • Ramps Home Medical Equipment & Supplies • Sales & Rental STEVE SOPER, Certified ATP 7392 N. Government Way Dalton Gardens, ID 83815

Dan Brownell , Rehabilitation Counselor & Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC), matches devices to the capabilities of the individual environment (ergonomics) and helps document requirements for insurance.

Steve Soper, Soper’s Mobility, the best local sales source for quality equipment at competitive prices. Also provides equipment maintenance, lift safety inspections and services warrantees.

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Accessible living builders Jeff Andrews Contractor

1707 Westminster Rd. Coeur d’Alene Idaho 83815 208-765-4029 titlged@gmail.com Id lic# rce-22734 Wa lic#GETERED899d4 Northwests Premier Barrier Free Contractor

Jeff Andrews, Accessible Living Builders, provides new construction and remodeling. Specializes in handicap accessible home modifications. Getting it done correctly.

Virginia TafT OTR/L, ATP

2448 Merritt Creek Loop | Coeur D Alene, ID 83814 208-664-2901 |www.CdaHandTherapy.com

Virginia Taft, OTR/L, ATP, Coeur d Alene Hand Therapy and Healing Center. Occupational therapist and Assistive Technology Practitioner, provides evaluation of mental/ physical strengths and limitations, working with family to develop goals and a plan for modification of techniques and equipment needs.

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SENIOR FOCUS

Should Grandpa Still Be Driving? BROUGHT TO YOU BY GARDEN PLAZA OF POST FALLS

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ome of the issues involving helping your senior citizen parent or grandparent can be difficult and full of tough decisions. Seniors face unique medical and lifestyle issues that call upon them and those that love them to find solutions that they can live with. And it’s very common for senior citizens to live in denial about the effects of their advancing years and to accept the changes in the way they live that must happen for them to continue live in a safe and healthy way. Driving is just such an issue. For most adults, the ability to drive a car is an integral part of our sense of empowerment and freedom. We seldom think of what it would be like if we couldn’t just “jump in the car and go.” But that feeling of complete freedom to go where you want and when you want is such a deep part of how we all function that it seems inconceivable to any of us to lose that mobility and freedom. But for senior citizens, there will come a time when they will need to give up driving. The causes are many, but the most common reason that calls for senior citizens to stop driving is failing eyesight. While much can be done to preserve the eyesight of senior citizens, if their ability to see becomes a hazard behind the wheel, they will have to be told that its time to let that precious freedom go. So how do we help our loved one accept and then cooperate with a plan to reduce or eliminate their driving? You might be surprised that when it comes time for you as the child or caregiver of a senior citizen to talk to them about giving up driving, they may have already begun to think about it. Senior citizens are very aware of their physical condition. So while they may resist giving up the car or van, they may know deepdown that this time would come. Some other compelling reasons to take that step sooner rather than later are…

Doctor’s Orders. If the senior citizen’s doctor specifically directs that he/she cannot drive. The senior will often respect that directive even more than family advice. A doctor’s credibility goes a long way on this issue. Their Own Safety. In the same way that no senior citizen wants to “fall and not get up”, the idea of being in an accident, which may cause serious injury resulting in painful recovery and possible permanent reduced freedom and mobility, is a compelling reason to turn the car keys over to someone else. The Safety of Others. It’s easy to find news stories of a senior citizen who continued to drive only to be involved in an accident that caused injury or death to others, maybe even children. That prospect is so horrifying to a grandma or grandpa that they may choose to ground themselves then ever face that kind of guilt. Savings. Getting rid of the car means no more upkeep, car payments, gas expense and auto insurance. Senior citizens are penny wise so that kind of savings can make a big difference.If your senior citizen comes to understand that accommodations can be made to help them get out and about, the loss of that car may not be a big deal. Public transportation or buses that community services centers send out to retirement villages can help senior citizens get out to the grocery store and to doctor’s appointments. And if their family pitches in to help drive grandma or grandpa around, not only do they lose the expense and liability of driving, they get more family time too. And that is a great incentive to give up driving and let others serve as their chauffeur.

Idaho’s place for retirement living Garden Plaza of Post Falls offers the finest elements of a retirement community. From a dynamic social schedule to our hospitable staff, our goal is to promote an active, carefree lifestyle.

As a Continuum of Care Campus, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Care are offered on-site. Call today to experience the Garden Plaza lifestyle!

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SENIOR FOCUS

How Do I Choose a Hospice? TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LEGAL, INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT AFFAIRS

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any people find the thought of hospice scary. Our culture literally avoids the thought of death and advances in medical technology can leave us with the idea that death can be avoided. Sometimes we can delay death, but not forever. Hospice is designed to help with the final stage of life. Hospice as a philosophy and intervention should neither hasten nor delay death; rather, the care should support the individual facing a life limiting condition and his or her loved ones. Those who choose hospice, choose to forgo curative interventions and to pursue comfort, support, and quality of life during the time they have left. Every hospice is different and it is wise to investigate these differences to determine the best hospice provider for you or your loved one. FACT: Hospice is appropriate for individuals facing life limiting conditions who are determined to have 6 months or less to live if the disease follows its normal course. FACT: Occasions occur when an individual has a diagnosis with a 6-month or less life expectancy, but who is able to graduate from hospice due to improvement of his or her condition. Sometimes the improvements are a result of additional care provided by hospice, other times it may be the answer to prayer; whatever the cause for improvement, sometimes people get better. FACT: The majority of people with life limiting conditions pursue hospice when their condition has progressed significantly and they have very little time left. It is more beneficial to both patients and loved ones to start hospice earlier, rather than later. Care and medications can be tailored for each individual’s needs. Equipment and supplies are provided to maximize comfort, safety, and ability to function in one’s own environment. Hospice staff is able to establish a rapport that is supportive to the patient and their loved ones, often becoming friends in the process.

AUBURN CREST

HOSPICE

It’s YOUR Choice!

FACT: Once hospice is chosen, the person facing a life limiting condition opts for care and comfort rather than treatment, but at any time, he or she has the right to revoke hospice and resume more curative efforts. HOWEVER, each patient is admitted to hospice for a specific diagnosis. While comfort efforts are provided for the hospice diagnosis, the patient may still pursue curative treatment for other diagnoses. For example, if a person is admitted to hospice for a life-limiting heart condition, he or she may still seek active treatment for liver failure. FACT: Federal regulations dictate what a hospice must provide, but there is quite a bit of difference in services, supplies, and equipment, depending on the hospice chosen. All hospices must provide required core services, including nursing, social work, and spiritual care. The treatment team will determine how often each of these services is provided, based on the needs of each unique person and his or her loved ones. FACT: Hospice is a Medicare A benefit. The regulations stipulate that at a minimum, 95% of required services, medications, supplies, and equipment will be covered. In many cases, the hospice will NOT charge the remaining 5% back to the patient. FACT: Some hospices do NOT provide supplies and/or medication that is life prolonging. This decision is based on the philosophy of the hospice. It is wise to ask questions regarding the use of nutritional supplements, antibiotics, and other interventions that may be construed as life prolonging rather than for comfort. learn more at www.AuburnCrest.com Article by D. Laree Shanda, General Manager Auburn Crest Hospice

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The Great Outdoors The world has changed. Wii has replaced “Wheeeee!” Tweeting is no longer for the birds, and Blackberries aren’t for picking on a warm summer afternoon. Kids today spend twice as much time indoors than their counterparts two decades ago. But technology can be a great ally for families who want to spend more time in nature. NatureFind, National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) recently redesigned and re-launched an online search tool that helps modern kids discover old-fashioned outdoor fun. NatureFind (www.nwf.org/naturefind) is a part of NWF’s Be Out There campaign, a mom-led movement to raise happier, healthier children with a lifelong appreciation for nature. NatureFind users can search by city, state or zip code to access outdoor adventures nationwide, including nature activities and events, trails, aviaries, wildlife preserves, regional parks, zoos and campsites. With NatureFind, families get detailed information that will help them explore nature up to 500 miles away or right around the corner. The next puddle-jumping excursion or fishing trip with grandpa is just a few clicks away. “NatureFind makes spending time outside easy for families,” says Rebecca Garland, Executive Director of NWF’s Be Out There campaign. “It puts the benefits of the great outdoors as close as your fingertips.” The benefits of green time to children’s minds and bodies can be seen immediately by the experts; their moms. “When we go outside, my kids become their best selves. Gone are the petty arguments about whose turn it is to go first or what to do next. Suddenly the kids are creative, digging in the dirt, picking up worms, jumping and laughing,” says Be Out There mom Renee Limon, co-founder of EnviroMom.com and Portland mother of two girls, ages 5 and 7. Each of the more than 9,200 locations and 30,000 events in the NatureFind database is accurately confirmed by a member of the NatureFind staff. Hundreds of new locations and events are added daily. To get started on your next family outdoor adventure, go to www.nwf.org/naturefind.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

Outdoor Cooking BRING YOUR KITCHEN OUTSIDE!

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ntertaining friends or hosting a holiday with family can be rewarding and fun as well as incredibly stressful. Preparing a large meal takes time, attention to detail, and a good amount of patience. Finding enough space and seating can also be a headache as no matter the square footage you have someone is almost always standing or hunkered down at the kiddie table. Most of the time as the host you’re so busy in the kitchen, you rarely have time to enjoy the company. So why not make things easy and move your guests and your cooking outside? Backyard kitchens and built in barbecue grills are becoming more and more popular and desirable as people realize their benefits. Having your cooking area in the backyard not only allows your guests to spread out across the yard but gives you the host opportunities to mingle while preparing a meal. Jennifer Hege, owner of Builder’s Design Center in Hayden says the possibilities are endless when it comes to backyard entertaining. “You can start with something as simple as a built in charcoal grill and go all the way up to pizza ovens, wet bars, and formal seating, all depending on your style of entertaining,” said Hege. With good weather lasting often from April through October, you can enjoy the beauty of this part of the country for months and break away from indoor eating where distractions like the television can take away from the dining experience. While outdoor kitchens and patios can grow to take over a significant part of the yard, Hege says you really don’t need a lot of space to get going. “As little as an 8x10 area can give you a cooking and seating area outside,” said Hege. Professional designers can help you make the best use of your space and can find ways to stay within a budget. “Your space should tie in with the theme of your home and its architectural style,” said Hege. “These types of spaces can help define a home and

subtly alter its look.” There are many materials to choose from all which can tie into the personal look of your home. “I prefer to use stone, masonry, and concrete whenever possible, although some cedar and iron are great for accents and texture,” said Hege. “Countertops, I prefer to make out of concrete for durability and thickness options since granite should really be under a roof or cover to protect it from cracking and fading. The addition of outdoor cooking area adds both value and desirability to your home. Being able to cook and mingle at the same time will help relieve stress and make hosting more enjoyable for yourself and your guests. Most importantly you will have a space to enjoy time with your family, friends, and the great outdoors we’re so blessed to have in this part of the country.

Tile • Cabinets • Carpet • Hardwood We now offer in-store financing with 0% interest terms so you don’t have to put off that home improvement project! If paid off within the terms of your contract, you won’t pay any interest either! Stop in today and see our outstanding selection of competitively priced tile, hardwood flooring, carpet and more! 10260 North Taryne Street | Hayden, Idaho 83835 | 208.772.7794 | www.buildersdesignshowcase.com October 2012 | COEUR D’ALENE NEWSLINE  13


PAW PRINTS

How Important is Pet Dental Care? CARING FOR YOUR PETS TEETH

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ental care is an important part of caring for your pet. Just like humans, dogs have teeth that can cause problems if they are not cared for with a proper dental routine. You may have already noticed, but dogs can suffer from bad breath just like humans can.Your vet is an important part of this dental care. Ask your vet to show you how to brush your pets’ teeth properly. Your vet knows how to brush their teeth properly so your beloved pet doesn’t get gum disease or any of the other conditions associated with poor oral hygiene. You are going to need to spend some time finding the right toothbrush for your dog. You can use a child’s toothbrush, but it is recommended that you rather buy a special toothbrush for your pet. It will make brushing easier and will be worth the money.

this you will ensure that your dogs’ teeth will last well into old age; and of course his icky dog breath will improve.

To buy a toothbrush you can visit your vet or local pet supply store. You might be surprised to see how many variations of pet toothbrushes and toothpaste’s there are. Rather ask for help if you are not sure about what kind to get. There are some rules for choosing the best brush for your dog. You need to make sure that the bristles are soft so they don’t damage the dog’s gums. You also need to make sure you choose the right sized brush (just make sure its’ not too big or too small for your dogs mouth). Lastly check that the handle is big enough for you to comfortably get a grip on the toothbrush.

LaundraMUTT Do It Yourself Dog Wash 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

You cannot use human toothpaste on your dog. Rather use a special high quality toothpaste with ingredients specially formulated for dogs. You need to spend some time choosing your toothpaste too. Cheaper brands might use ingredients that are harmful to your pet, and there are some common ingredients can make your pet sick. Read the labels carefully and check that the toothpaste does not contain salt, detergents or enzymes as these are dangerous for your pet. There is a huge choice at most pet supply store’s so ask for help and read the labels carefully. You should be brushing your dogs’ teeth daily; but if you can’t manage that, once every second day should be fine. By doing

Duncan’s Pet Shop Your neighborhood pet shop. We have over 25 years of 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. The store is open every day: Mon.–Sat., 9am-6pm & Sun. 10am-5pm. Coeur d’Alene—1302 North Government Way 208.667.0618

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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. www.lakecitypethospital.com. Coeur d’Alene—902 Lincoln Way 208.664.5629

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Local Business Expands Thanks to Community Support DESPITE THE SLOW ECONOMY, COMFORT CITY SUPER SLEEP CENTER IS GROWING!

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t isn’t often you hear of local businesses expanding during a recession, but that is exactly what is happening at Comfort City Super Sleep Centers at Highway 95 and Appleway in Coeur d’Alene. Thanks to people choosing to shop a locally owned and operated sleep center, Comfort City was able to purchase the adjacent space and fill it with even more selection for their customers. As an independent retailer with more than 30 years experience the staff at Comfort City understands that taking care of the customer’s needs is the number one priority. That’s why when they say; “Best Prices, Best Quality, Best Service, Guaranteed,” they truly mean it.

With even more space, Comfort City can offer customers even more selection. They have a wide variety of plush, pillow top, memory foam, and adjustable beds as well as bunk beds, futons, and complete bedroom sets, all at prices that can’t be beat. In fact, if you find a better price they’ll beat it, including groupons! Many purchases will also qualify for interest free financing and same day delivery. Comfort City’s staff is dedicated to finding the perfect mattress for you and your budget and their best service guarantee will have you sleeping easy. Imagine taking home a brand new top of the line mattress and sleeping better tonight all without breaking the bank or dealing with high pressure commissioned sales staff. Shopping local businesses helps spur the local economy as the money stays in the community instead of being shipped off to corporate offices in other states. Local business owners like Comfort City create good paying jobs and support programs in our local communities. So whether it’s a new mattress for you and your spouse, futon for a college dorm, or bunk beds for the little ones who just can’t stop growing, stop by Comfort City for all your sleep needs.

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October brings colder weather and many activities for you and your family to enjoy, including the Amaizing corn maze! check out other fun listed here

Hours:

Fridays 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Amaizing Corn Maze, in its seventh season, is located on Beck Road about a half mile south of Highway 53 and a mile north of Stateline Speedway. (The maze is in Lynn Humphreys’ corn field.)

Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Sundays noon - 5:00 pm

Thirteen acres hold five separate mazes that come together on with more than 5 miles of pathways. Spaceships and aliens make up the design of the maze and there are beginner, intermediate and advanced mazes.

It’s a chance to be involved with the community,” said Humphreys, who owns C&L Farms with his wife Cheryl. “Watching people have fun gives us a great amount of satisfaction. People tell us all year, ‘Isn’t that your field that has the corn maze?’ And it’s a place to keep kids safe.” • concessions • camel and pony rides • corn cob shoot • petting zoo and more!

Prices:

adults $8 children 5-18 $5 seniors (60+) $5 4 and under free

Aromatic New Potatoes Preparation time: 15 minutes

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1.1 pounds peele d new potatoes 2 ounces leek, white part only 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, minc ed 1 cherry tomato , seeded and dic ed 3 sprigs Italian parsley

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Butter a microwaveproof pan and add the potatoes, sprinkle of water. Cover with with the minced shal microwave-proof plas lots, and pour over tic film and transfer Meanwhile, mince 1 or 2 cups to the microwave; the leeks with the cook on full power pars ley, rosemary and the potatoes and coo for 8 minutes. sage . In a non k until just lightly -stick skillet, heat brow the ned Ros . ema Add season with salt and ry olive oil, add the minced leek and freshly ground blac herb mixture and k pepper. Stir in the sauté briefly over high diced tomato and heat; serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.


Fall Events: FunFlicks Outdoor Movies

Saturday nights thru October State Line Speedway and FunFlicks Outdoor Movies is hosting a spooktacular series of scary movies! Pull your car up and tune in to the designated FM radio station and enjoy the show OR bring a chair and blanket and listen to the theater quality sound system while staying warm near the campfires! Shows start at 8:30PM, come early for front row parking.

$5 per person 1349 N. Beck Road ~ Post Falls, ID 83854 (509) 477-9747

Kroc Center Wild West Halloween Party

October 24 through 31st - 5:00 - 8:00 pm Yee-haw! Cowboys and cowgirls will have a rootin’ tootin’ time at The Kroc Center’s western Halloween extravaganza. Play in the pool, watch a movie, see Sheriff R.J. Kroc, and visit the General Store to stock up on penny candy.

Scarywood Theme Park

Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning October 1st - 29th Admission includes all the ghoulish haunted attractions and Silverwood’s nightmarish rides. Plus, receive a coupon for one (1) FREE admission in May 2012 for each Full Price Scarywood ticket you purchase (or for each Scarywood e-ticket scanned) at Silverwood’s front gate!

Gate Online Thursdays $24.99 $19.99 Fridays $29.99 $24.99 Saturdays $34.99 $29.99 www.SilverwoodThemePark.com (208) 683-3400

FREE 1765 W Golf Course Road ~ Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho 83814 (208) 667-1865

The Grim and Grail Halloween Bash

Friday October 28th - 6:00 - Midnight Live Music, Drink Specials, Dunk Tank (weather permitting) Costume Contest, Live Music (Flying Mammals)

$4 with costume $6 without The Grail Venue and Restaurant 4720 Seltice Way ~ Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814 (208) 665-5882

Kids Halloween Cruise

October 21st - 31st These cruises are for kids ~ DJ for dancing, a costume parade, and of course CANDY! Weekday Cruises 4:30-5:45 Saturday and Sunday Cruises 2:30-3:45

$20.75 Adults ~ 12 and under FREE For tickets call 208-765-4000 Ext 21 www.CdaLakeCruises.com

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KID’S CORNER

Whiz Kids presents

THE ADVENTURES OF THE FLYNN TWINS Part 4: The Search for the Perfect Leaf By Jan St. George In a previous adventure, Tyler and Arianna’s discovery of an arrowhead on a beach helped a local tribe arrest a man who had been stealing artifacts. “Mom!” Arianna shouted as she ran out of the double doors of her school toward her waiting mother. “I want to find the best leaf for Ms. Parker.” Right behind Arianna, her twin brother, Tyler, said, “No, I want to find it.” During the walk home from school that Friday afternoon, Mrs. Flynn listened to her children explaining their current school assignment. “Ms. Parker told us about how leaves change color in the fall,” Arianna said. “She called it photo-cinnamon.”

Did You Know? A chemical called chlorophyll gives plants their green color. In the fall, the chlorophyll disappears, and we see the red and orange colors that have been hiding all summer under the green chlorophyll.

Tyler giggled. “No, Ari. It’s called photosynthesis.” “But the leave change from green to oranges and browns. That’s why I thought she said photo-cinnamon.” “Tyler’s right,” their mom confirmed, trying not to laugh. “Ms. Parker talked about glucose, but I didn’t understand what she meant,” Tyler added. “I’ve heard you mention glucose when you’re talking to Grandpa about his diabetes. Trees don’t get diabetes, do they?” “Plants produce their own form of glucose, which gives them energy. Think of a tree as a chemist. The tree gathers carbon dioxide from the air and water from the ground. As the tree absorbs sunlight, it changes these things into the oxygen we breathe and into carbohydrates for it to grow.” “Now I get it,” said Tyler. “But why did she talk about the leaves being green because of Clorox? Isn’t that what people use to make their clothes white? I’m sure that’s what the TV commercials say.” “To get your whites whiter and your brights brighter,” Arianna added. “I’ve seen the same commercials.” “I think she said chlorophyll,” their mom said with a laugh. “And it sounds like a good idea to get you away from the TV for a bit. Let’s take Copper for a walk tomorrow along the Centennial Trail. I’m sure we’ll find some special leaves.”

“Can we bring some bread in case we see some ducks in the water?” asked Arianna. “Sure,” said their mom. “Now that the temperatures are cooler at night, they’d probably love a bit of food to keep their energy up.” ***** The next afternoon, Copper, the family’s cocker spaniel, briskly led the way along the path, her stump of a tail wagging fast. “Look,” Arianna exclaimed. “Copper is looking for leaves for us. She keeps looking on both sides of the path. Good girl!” “I think she’s looking for squirrels,” said Tyler. “Remember the one that she chased the last time we were here?” “I remember,” said their mom. “I think my arm grew longer that day. She can really pull when she wants to.” Tyler and Arianna found some leaves of all shapes, sizes, and colors. They carefully placed them in their backpacks. “Look how large this one is,” said Tyler, holding up a maple leaf. “It’s bigger than my hand.” “I like this one the best,” said Arianna, holding a bright red leaf with jagged edges. “It’s sooooo pretty!” “I like all of your choices,” their mom said. “I think Ms. Parker will be pleased.” “Wow! Look at the color of those leaves,” exclaimed Tyler, pointing to a tree just off the path. “They are perfect.” He started to walk toward the tree when Copper dashed in front of him, barking wildly. “Copper!” their mom cried. “What are you doing?” Suddenly, there was a rustling in one of the bushes beside the tree. Copper moved toward it, keeping herself between the bush and her family. She started growling. “What is it, girl?” Tyler asked. “Did you find another squirrel?” “I think it’s bigger than a squirrel,” their mom said, trying to pull Copper away from the emerging animal. “Copper, come here now!” (To Be Continued)

Can you color these leaves in fall colors?

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KID’S CORNER

Make Your Own Sherbert! BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOBIUS SCIENCE CENTER

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ometimes it seems that acid/base experiments are all as old as the hills and elicit about as much excitement from a class as a box of rocks (unless it’s a geology class). You mix together vinegar and baking soda and spend the next half hour cleaning up. This month Mobius would like to reinvigorate the acid/base reaction with an easy experiment that’s fun to do and, more importantly, fun to eat.

What’s happening: The combination of citric acid and baking soda creates carbon dioxide gas, making fizzy bubbles in your mouth. Why don’t the two substances react immediately when mixed? This reaction requires the moisture from your saliva to act as a catalyst to start the reaction. The powdered sugar and drink mix serve to sweeten the concoction.

First the science: Atoms that lose or gain electrons are known as ions and have either a positive (lost electron) or negative (extra electrons). Try this: Leave out the sweeteners. How does that change the reaction Whether a substance is an acid or a base depends upon what type of and flavor? *Sherbert idea from: www.sciencekids.co.nz ion is released when that substance is put into water. The release of a hydrogen ion is the sign of an acid. The pH scale measures the amount of hydrogen (acid) or hydroxide (base) ions in a given substance. Ranging from 0-14, the lower numbers denote an acid while the higher ½ tsp. citric acid crystals numbers belong to base. Drinking water is, ideally, around a 7 or (check your local supplement store) neutral. 1 tsp. powdered sugar ½ to 1 flavored drink crystals Still with us? Good. When acids and bases are mixed, many things can (I use sweetened Kool-Aid) happen. The creation of carbon dioxide gas is the most recognizable, ¼ tsp. baking soda as with vinegar (acid) and baking soda (base). We want to create that reaction in a new way in a new place, namely your mouth. To do this we will create a delicacy known traditionally as Sherbert.

You will need:

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl or bag, making sure to break up any clumps of baking soda. When mixed, dip your finger in the powder and taste. Done right, you should have a sweet, tart, fizzy mouthful of science!

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LOCAL BUZZ

It’s On! Lake City Timberwolves Lake City Varsity Football Schedule DATE TIME

OPPONENT

PLACE

08/24 7pm

Eagle

Eagle HS

08/31

Kennewick

Lake City HS

7pm

cross country

09/15 7pm OPEN Kibbie Dome 09/21

7pm

Post Falls

Lake City HS

09/28 7pm Lewiston

Lewiston

10/05

Lake City HS

7pm

Sandpoint

10/12 7pm Chiawana 10/19 7pm Coeur d’ Alene 10/26 7pm 5A DISTRICTS

Chiawana Coeur d’ Alene HS TBA

11/16

Holt Arena ISU Pocatello

TBA STATE - Milk Bowl TBA

Saturday 10/27 1:00PM vs. Lakeland High School varsity boys soccer

varsity volleyball

varsity girls soccer

varsity football

swim

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LOCAL BUZZ

Fall Sports in Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene Vikings Coeur d’ Alene Varsity Football Schedule DATE TIME OPPONENT

PLACE

RESULT

08/24 TBA

Nampa Idaho

40-46 W

Skyview

08/31

7:00 pm West Linn

Coeur d’ Alene 58-20 W

09/08

2:00 pm Mercer Island

Coeur d’ Alene 39-21 W

09/15

8:00 pm Skyline

Kibbie Dome

09/21

7:00 pm Highland

Coeur d’ Alene

10/05

7:00 pm Post Falls

Post Falls

10/12

7:00 pm Lewiston

Lewiston

10/19

7:00 pm Lake City

Coeur d’ Alene

10/26

7:00 pm Cross-Over GameTBD

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DO IT YOURSELF

Brew Your Own Beer IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK!

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~ Article by Colin Anderson

he craft beer revolution is officially on across America. Now comes the fun part! Turning simple ingredients into New breweries are opening up all over the country and tasty beer. Advanced brewers will use all sorts of tools and techniques to consumers are seeing more choices than ever before. People are control the taste of their beer, but you can make great beer by just followgetting brave by stepping away from the standard American light lager and ing a few simple steps. moving on to smoked porters, dry hopped IPAs and ales made with just about any fruit imaginable. Craft brewers Instructions from the American see themselves as artists and fortunately Home Brewer’s Association you can to. Most master brewers start out either home brewing or creating new 1.) Bring 1.5 Gallons of water to a ideas on the kitchen stove. Brewing beer at boil and add your malt extracts. home is easier than you might think and Boil for 45 minutes. can often come out cheaper than that six2.) Sanitize all equipment that will pack in the grocery store. The best part is come in contact with the beer. YOU MADE IT! This can be done with tasteless and odorless sanitizer found in a Equipment You Will Need: home brew store or with a weak To get started in home brewing you’ll need mixture of bleach and water. some equipment that you probably don’t 3.) Add 3.5 gallons of cold water have lying around the house. Complete to your fermenter (bucket or starter kits are by far the easiest way to go carboy). and are available online or at local 4.) Add the hot malt extracts to homebrew shops such as Make Wine, your fermenter Make Beer in Coeur d’Alene and Jim’s 5.) When temperature reaches 75 Homebrew Supply Shop in Spokane. Ex degrees or below add yeast pect to pay anywhere from $75 to $200 6.) Seal your fermenter and attach the depending on the quality of the compo fermentation lock nents. I would also highly recommend a 7.) Ferment beer for 14 days in a guide book, particularly ‘The Complete room where the temperature is Joy of Home Brewing’ by Charlie Papazian. 60-75 degrees Here you will find advanced techniques, 8.) Bottle and Cap (to add recipes, beer classifications, and many carbonation to beer boil ¾ cup useful tips. sugar with 1 cup water, then add to beer before bottling. To get started be 9.) Allow beer to age for 7-10 days (most difficult step!) sure to have: 10.) Drink your homemade beer! - 3-4 Gallon Pot for Boiling If you choose to purchase a kit, it will likely come with more advanced - Two 5 or 6.5 gallon plastic buckets or glass carboys directions. The most important rule is to make sure everything is sanitized - 10 feet of 3/8th inch clear plastic hose and clean. Nothing is worse than spending three weeks on a batch of beer - Fermentation Lock (to keep air out) only to finally crack one open and realize that awful taste is bacteria and - Plastic Funnel you’ll have to pour all your hard work down the drain. A five gallon batch - Thermometer typically yields about 48-52 twelve ounce bottles of beer and depending on - Beer Hydrometer your ingredients they often end up costing less than a dollar each. - Bottle Capper - Bottle Caps Once you’ve brewed your first batch get going on another because all your - Beer Bottles (non-twist top) friends will want to try it and you’ll soon run out. This is a fun hobby that - Bottle Filler is simple, relaxing and rewarding. A starter kit makes a great gift and I’ve been enjoying mine for more than 8 years. Being able to bring a 12-pack to Other equipment required includes a wooden stirring spoon and fine your next get together or holiday is fun as you watch people try your beer strainer which you likely already have in your kitchen. Once you’ve got and say ‘that’s pretty darn good.’ Who knows, maybe you’ll stumble on a your equipment it’s time to choose your ingredients. When starting out passion that leads you to open your own brewery. We can all dream. it’s best to try one of the many pre-packaged kits available, or ask a local homebrew shop for help. They will point you in the right direction depending on if you want a light or dark, hoppy or malty beer.

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SMART MONEY

Why an Independent Agent? HARRIS DEAN/WESTERN STATES INSURANCE AGENCY

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hen shopping for insurance, most people are unaware that there are different kinds of agents they can work with. Choosing the right one can make a big difference in securing the best combination of price and value. This is because an independent insurance agent represents multiple brands, and can compare coverage and prices to find the best possible value for your individual circumstances. Independent agents are usually vested members ofyour community who are committed to doing business face-to-face and being your advocate in times of need.

They Also:

• Work for you when you have a claim. • Are not beholden to any one company. This means you don’t have to change agencies as your insurance and service needs change. • Are value-hunters who look after your pocketbook in finding the best combination of price, coverage and service. • Offer one-stop shopping for a full range of products, including home, renters, auto, business, life, health and retirement plans.

• Are committed to customer satisfaction-it’s the key to their livelihood • Are licensed professionals with strong customer and community ties. • Treat you like a person, not a number.

We Offer: • • • • • • •

Auto Insurance Home Insurance Business Insurance Recreational Insurance Health Insurance Life Insurance Medicare

There is a difference. Discover it with Harris/Dean-Western States Insurance. To find out more about working with an independent agent, please contact Dustin Harris at 208.667.9406 or by email at dharris@wsi-insurance.com.

• Are your consultants, working with you as you determine your needs. • Can periodically review your coverage to keep up with your changing insurance needs.

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Best Rest aurant s of 2012

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Steaks • Seafood • Chicken • Wild Game Open Wednesday through Sunday, 6am-9pm. Seasonal, Monday & Tuesday

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Daily Breakfast Specials until 3pm!

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Scan the QR Code for a Map of All Locations!

Trinity at City Beach

Forty-One South

Shoga Sushi Bar

Fisherman’s Market

New York Bagel Cafe & Deli

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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Tomato Street

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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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 $/$$

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 $/$/$$$

We offer New York-style bagels with a variety of spreads! We also carry delicious deli sandwiches, espressos, smoothies, soups, salads and fountain drinks. Find us in the Ironwood Shopping Center around the corner from Albertsons www.nybagelcafe.com Coeur d’Alene—226 W. Ironwood Dr., Suite A8 208.664.0444 $

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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 $ 26 WWW.NEWSLINESONLINE.COM

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

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER EVENTS October Scarywood: The theme park you know just became the nightmare you never imagined! Silverwood Theme Park transforms into Scarywood Wednesday– Sunday nights through October. For more details and to save on tickets visit scarywoodhaunt.com. October 5-November 1st - Harvest Wine Walk in Sandpoint. Wine tastings, wine dinners all around Sandpoint. Plus, win wine and handcrafted beers at each event! See page 12 & 13 of this magazine for more information or visit www.dinearoundsandpoint.com. October 5th – 27th – Haunted House presented by the Post Falls Lions Club. Stop by Fridays and Saturdays all month long and take a tour….if you dare! Open from 6pmmidnight, tickets are $7. Corner of Post and Fourth Street in Post Falls. October 12 - Art Walk. Stroll through Downtown CDA viewing all the latest gallery showings. For more information call Cheryl at 208.292.1629. October 12 - Cardboard Box City. The 4th Annual Cardboard Box City raises funds for Family Promise of North Idaho, a shelter for homeless families. This signature event raises homeless awareness as the participants ask friends to sponsor them to sleep in a cardboard box. This event will take place at Lake City Community Church 6000 North Ramsey Road, CDA beginning at 5pm. www.familypromiseni.org. October 13 - Scotland Forever Concert. The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents Four Scottish Dances by Arnold, Scottish Fantasy by Bruch (featuring Dr. Phil Baldwin, violin soloist), and Scottish Symphony #3 by Mendelssohn. This concert is taking place at The Salvation Army Kroc Center at 2pm. 208.765.3833.

October 15 - Developing a Highly Effective Board. Sterling Bank & The Kroc Center are bringing a free, one-day seminar that will teach Executive Directors, Board Chairs and Development Staff how to develop an effective board to The Kroc. The seminar will be from 11am–1:30pm, At The Kroc Center. Lunch will be included. October 17th – November 3rd – Westcoast Entertainment presents “Jersey Boys” at the INB Performing Arts Center in downtown Spokane. The Tony winning show chronicles the rise of Rock and Roll hall of famers The Four Seasons. For ticket information visit www.bestofbroadwayspokane.com. October 18th – Vocal Jazz Night #1. Come hear the first installment of North Idaho College’s Cardinal Vocal Jazz at Calypsos Coffee, 116 E. Lakeside Ave. For More information call 208.769.3275. October 18 - Mobius Science Show. Spark your curiosity, ignite your imagination, put on your thinking cap, and join us as Mobius throws down the science! A dynamic hour-long presentation at the Kroc Center illustrating various scientific principles such as air pressure, various forms of combustion, and chemical reactions with explosive and exciting results. Volunteers will be called upon, hypotheses will be solicited, and the scientific method will be rigorously put through its paces. The fun begins at 6:30pm and is open to all ages. www.kroccda.org. October 20th – Free Movie at the KROC Center. Madagascar 3 Everyone welcome. Doors open at 5:30pm. If you have some extra change, we will be taking donations to support The Kroc Scholarship Fund. Suggested $1 donation. October 20th – Hoptober Fall Festival. Come enjoy the last barbecue of the season at the Coeur d’Alene casino. There will be 20 different specialty craft beers from regional brewers Ninkasi, Laughing Dog, Wallace, and Paradise Creek Breweries. Live music from Dave and the Fur Traders starting at 5pm.

October 21st – Red Star Market. The Kootenai County fairgrounds hosts a variety of vendors featuring antiques, arts and crafts, clothing, and other unique items. 10am-4pm. Free. October 27 - Fall Fest & Apple Palooza. Last Farmer’s Market of the Year on 5th & Sherman. Come shop the Best of the Harvest. Free Hay Rides. Come taste the Harvest with an Apple Tasting event throughout the Downtown. Pick up your maps & People’s Choice ballots at 5th & Sherman. October 27 - Loretta Lynn Concert. Also known as the “Coal Miner’s Daughter and “The First Lady of Country Music”, Loretta Lynn is one of the most artistically and commercially successful as well as culturally significant female performers of all time. Her music has confronted major social issues and her life story, often reflected in her music, is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike. The concert will be held at the Pend Oreille Pavilion at Northern Quest Casino at 7:30pm. www.northernquest.com. October 27th & 28th – 48th annual Mount Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap at the Spokane County Interstate Fairgrounds. Over 22,000 items will be available at the annual Ski Patrol fundraiser. Volunteers will be on hand to help select the right gear for your age and skill level. Drop off your sale items Friday afternoon. Hours are 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-noon Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free. www.skipatrolskiswap.com. October 31 - Trick or Treat Downtown. Safe Family Fun. Trick or Treat this amazing ‘Block Party’. October through 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 www.spokanechiefs. com or call 509.535.puck. Home games in October on the 13th, 19th, 20th, and 30th.

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November 1st – NIC Sandpoint Open House. Explore the brand new North Idaho College Campus location in beautiful Sandpoint. Open house with self-guided tours runs from 3pm-6pm. Free and open to the public. Choir concert featuring NIC and Sandpoint High School Choirs in the Auditorium. 102 S. Euclid Street, Sandpoint.

the entire month of October!

November 3rd -The 2nd Annual Hoops for Homeless. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at the Kroc Center. Open to all ages. All proceeds go to benefit the St Vincent de Paul Warming Center, open every night during the Winter season. www.stvincentdepaulcda.org. November 3rd – Winter Swap 2012. North Idaho’s largest winter sports equipment swap will take place at the fairgrounds on Government Way, Saturday November 3rd. Browse a huge selection of new and used skis, snowboards, coats, pants, and Nordic equipment. The Swap is the primary source of funding for volunteer ski patrollers at Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free! Doors open at 9am Saturday and the line forms early! For more information on selling your items visit winterswap.org. November 2nd & 3rd – The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Midnight screenings of the cult classic at the Lake City Playhouse.Tickets for the fundraising event are $10. Doors open at 11pm each night. Wine, Beer, and party favors also available for purchase. November 9th – 2nd Friday Artwalk. Visit more than a dozen downtown galleries, restaurants, and other business supporters of this monthly event. Meet the artists and learn what makes each of them unique. 5pm-8pm. Free.

UPCOMING EVENTS December 14th – December 29th Traditions of Christmas Show. Traditions of Christmas is a musical journey of all the greatest Christmas songs and traditions from around the world, it’s coming to The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Featuring a cast of 60 people, spectacular sets, costumes and a living Nativity! For a complete schedule and ticket information visit TraditionsOfChristmasNW.com

for a map and more information visit: www.DineAroundSandpoint.com

November 23rd Parade and Lighting ceremony at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The annual parade will begin at 8th and Sherman and end at the resort. Come experience Christmas carols and a huge fireworks display over the lake. The evening will end with the lighting of over 2 million holiday lights! Parade begins at 5pm, lighting takes place after dark. Free.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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. 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, CDA. 315MartinisAndTapas.com. 208.667.9660. 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. 317 Sherman Avenue, CDA. TheWineCellarCDA.com. Moon Time. 1602 East Sherman Avenue, CDA. 208.667.2331. Gig’s Landing. 204 South Coeur d’Alene Avenue, CDA. 208.667.9600. Java On Sherman. 324 East Sherman Avenue, CDA. 208.667.1717. The Fedora Pub & Grille. 37914 South Kathleen Avenue, CDA. fedorapubandgrille.com. 208.765.8888. Sargents. 9021 N Government Way, Hayden. 208.772.4114. Syringa Japanese Cafe & Sushi Bar. 1401 North 4th Street, Coeur d’ Alene. 208.664.2718. $10 Wine Wednesday.

November 24th – Small Business Saturday. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday come out and support your local small businesses on Small Business Saturday. Small businesses help create jobs, fund community programs, and invest in the local community. Join the discussion on facebook! facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday. December 1st – Free Movies: Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Join us for the Lord of The Rings Trilogy-The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of The King (Extended Version). Doors open at 8:30am. We will have a short intermission between each film. Food available at The Kroc Café. Come for one or stay for all three! Seating is on a first come basis. We will be taking donations to support Operation Clothe A Child, to help children in need get new winter clothes. Parents, please review movies to determine if they are appropriate for your family. We recommend commonsensemedia.org

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ACTIVITIES AND FUN

BEETHOVEN

A daring vacationer in Vienna is walking through a graveyard on Halloween when all of a sudden she hears music. No one is around, so she starts looking to see where it’s coming from. She finally locates the source and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads, “Ludwig van Beethoven.” Then she realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward. Puzzled, she leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with her. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but it is also being played backward.

GRAVEYARD

One dark night two guys were walking home after a party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery. When they got to about the middle of the graveyard they were startled and stopped moving. There was this terrifying noise, “TAP-TAP-TAP” coming from the shadows. Trembling with fear, they spotted an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

“Holy cow Mister,” one of them said after catching his breath. “You SCARED Curious, the ladies agree to consult a music scholar. When they return with us half to death. We thought you were a GHOST! What are you doing workthe expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing and the expert concludes that the ing here so late at night?” symphonies are in fact being played in reverse order. By the next day the word spread and a huge group gathered around the grave to hear the Second Sym“Those fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelled my name!!” phony being played backward. Just then the graveyard’s caretaker approaches the group. Someone in the crowd asks him if he has an explanation for the music. “Oh, it’s nothing to worry about” says the caretaker. “He’s just decomposing!!”

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