Sandpoint Living Local July 2024

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Your Quick Guide to All Things Real Estate Hot topics for the summer months

Discover the Best of the Inland Northwest

An exciting guide to mustvisit destinations for activities and entertainment

Lakeside Legends

Eclectic entertainment entices at the Festival at Sandpoint

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Based in Spirit Lake, Idaho, we are a family farm serving families across the Inland Northwest. We have GRASS-FED BEEF SHARES for pre-order (eighths, quarters, halves, and wholes) and eggs from our free-range chickens. Call to place an order, schedule a product delivery, or visit our website to order online.

We are a family farm serving families across the Inland Northwest. We have Grass-Fed Beef Shares for pre-order (eighths, quarters, halves, and wholes).

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Making a Difference

Summertime inSandpoint

Summertime in Sandpoint is a picturesque blend of natural beauty and vibrant community activities. Nestled by Lake Pend Oreille, the town comes alive with outdoor adventures and family friendly events. Warm, sunny days invite residents and visitors to swim, boat and fish in the crystal-clear waters. The surrounding mountains offer hiking, mountain biking and scenic drives. The downtown area buzzes with local activities, events and farmers markets. Café and restaurant seating spills outdoors for diners to take in and enjoy dining al fresco. As the sun sets, the sky paints a breathtaking backdrop, perfect for evening strolls through downtown or along the lake.

In our summer edition of Sandpoint Living Local, find seasonal activities, local events, the best places to dine, shop and explore, and a whole lot more!

We also put the spotlight on several local businesses in this issue. For a shopping experience like no other, read more about LOFT THIRTY ONE — your one-stop shop for all your design and furniture needs. Looking for a reliable business to take care of your automobile needs? Northwest Autobody is ready to serve you. Those on the move this summer, whether to or from Sandpoint, 7B Moving offers top-notch moving services. Dedicated to helping patients beyond teeth and gums, Lewis & Hawn Dental nurtures the wellbeing of each one of their patients. And, if you’re in need of a little pampering, Wildflower Spa at Seasons is the perfect retreat overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.

There’s no time like summertime to rediscover all that makes this town so special.

About The Cover

To celebrate the reopening of Trinity at City Beach for the summer, our July cover for Sandpoint Living Digital Magazine features a beautiful plate of scallops. We’re sure the entire community, as well as visitors to our beautiful area, are already flocking to take a seat, especially out on the beachfront patio. Cheers to Trinity and a succesful summer season. Read more about what owner Justin Dick had to say about their reopening, and what guests will be treated to, in our featured spotlight on page 34.

Cover Photo by Kiersten Patterson Photography

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COURTESY PHOTOS

LOFT THIRTY ONE, Northern Quest Casino, TImberline Adverntures, Bonner County Fair & Rodeo, Heart Bowls, Schweitzer Mountain

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Your Quick Guide to all thingsReal Estate

Hot topics for the summer months

As temperatures soar, so does the activity in the housing market. From essential tips for homebuyers looking to make their dream home a reality to successful strategies for sellers aiming to capitalize on the summer selling season; whether you’re a firsttime homebuyer eager to embark on your journey to homeownership or a seasoned seller seeking to maximize your property’s appeal, you’ll find valuable insights and advice to guide you every step of the way.

HOMEBUYERS

Navigating the Homebuying Journey with Confidence

To set yourself up for success when buying a new home, start by defining your needs, preferences and budget clearly. Research neighborhoods, schools, amenities and property values to narrow down your options effectively. Get pre-approved for a mortgage to strengthen your offer and streamline the buying process. Partner with a knowledgeable and reputable real estate agent who understands your goals and advocates for your best interests. Attend open houses and schedule private viewings to assess properties thoroughly. Conduct thorough inspections and consider potential resale value. Stay organized, patient and flexible throughout the process, understanding that finding the perfect home may take time. Lastly, trust your instincts and don’t settle for a property that doesn’t meet your criteria. With careful planning, diligence and guidance from professionals, you can navigate the homebuying journey confidently and achieve your homeownership goals.

Why Seeing a Home in Person Matters

In today’s digital age, virtual tours and online listings offer convenience, but nothing beats experiencing a home in person before making an offer. Visiting a property allows you to assess its true condition, ambiance and neighborhood vibe firsthand. You can gauge factors like natural light, room sizes and overall layout that might not translate accurately in photos or videos. Additionally, being physically present enables you to ask questions, address concerns and envision yourself living in the space. By taking the time to tour a home in person, you can make a more informed decision, ensuring that it meets your needs and preferences before committing to a purchase. It’s a vital step in the home-buying process that can ultimately save you time, money and disappointment down the road.

Prime Time for Homebuyers

Buying a house presents numerous advantages for prospective homeowners.

In the summer of 2024, buying a house presents numerous advantages for prospective homeowners. Firstly, the warmer months often coincide with increased inventory and market activity, providing buyers with a wider selection of properties to choose from. Additionally, favorable weather conditions make it easier to conduct home inspections and assess outdoor features such as landscaping and curb appeal. Moreover, historically low mortgage rates continue to offer favorable financing options for buyers, maximizing affordability. With longer daylight hours and a sense of optimism in the air, now is an opportune time for buyers to make their move into homeownership, capitalizing on favorable market conditions and ample choices.

Updated Windows Bring Value Beyond Aesthetics

When hunting for a new home, don’t overlook the significance of updated windows. While they contribute to the home’s visual appeal, their benefits extend far beyond mere aesthetics. Modern windows offer superior insulation, sealing out drafts and maintaining a comfortable interior climate year-round. This not only enhances your living experience but also leads to noticeable savings on heating and cooling bills. Additionally, energy-efficient windows often come with features like UV protection and sound insulation, adding further value to your investment. When evaluating potential properties, prioritize those with updated windows to ensure long-term comfort, energy efficiency and cost savings. Remember, the benefits of updated windows extend well beyond initial impressions; they are a crucial component of a home’s functionality and financial value.

Assessing your financial situation and future plans can help you determine the optimal timing for your home purchase.

Timing is Everything

While buying a home is an exciting milestone, there are instances when it might not be the best time for you to take the plunge. Financial instability, such as a low credit score or high debt-toincome ratio, can hinder your ability to secure a favorable mortgage rate or afford monthly payments. Additionally, if you anticipate a major life change, such as a career move or starting a family, it may be wise to wait until your circumstances stabilize. Market conditions, such as inflated housing prices or limited inventory, can also make it challenging to find a suitable property within your budget. Taking the time to assess your financial situation and future plans can help you determine the optimal timing for your home purchase.

HOME SELLERS

Summer

Selling:

Making Moves in the

Sun

Selling your house during the summer months brings a host of benefits in today’s dynamic real estate market. With longer days and sunny skies, your property shines, attracting more eager buyers. Summer’s bustling activity and heightened demand often lead to faster sales and competitive offers, helping you secure a favorable deal. Families, in particular, are keen to settle before the new school year, expanding your potential buyer pool. Furthermore, persistently low housing inventory levels drive up prices, offering sellers the chance to maximize their returns. Don’t miss out on this prime selling season — leverage these summer months to showcase your home and achieve a successful sale.

Successful Strategies for Selling Your Home

To set yourself up for success when selling your home, start by preparing your property to make a lasting impression. Declutter, depersonalize and stage your home to showcase its full potential and appeal to potential buyers. Work with a reputable real estate agent who understands the local market and can develop a tailored marketing strategy to attract qualified buyers. Price your home competitively based on comparable sales and current market conditions to generate interest and offers. Maximize curb appeal to create a positive first impression and consider making minor repairs or updates to enhance the overall appeal. Be flexible and responsive to buyer feedback and offers, and maintain open communication with your agent throughout the selling process. By taking these proactive steps and leveraging the expertise of professionals, you can increase your chances of selling your home quickly and for the best possible price.

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Hot Home Features That Make

a Cool Impression!

When selling your home during the warmer months, accentuate special touches like outdoor fans, air conditioning, sprinkler systems, ceiling fans and strategic window shades. These features enhance comfort, showcasing your property as a sanctuary from the heat. Outdoor fans on covered decks create inviting spaces for relaxation and entertainment, while interior ceiling fans maintain airflow. Highlighting air conditioning and efficient windows communicates temperature control and energy savings. A sprinkler system signals low-maintenance landscaping, while window shades balance natural light and heat. By emphasizing these details, you not only elevate your home’s appeal but also demonstrate thoughtful design, enhancing its desirability during the summer market.

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Summer Tips:

Highlight Your Home’s Outdoor Amenities

Highlighting a home’s outdoor amenities, such as patios and decks, pools and garden areas, as well as scenic views, is pivotal in portraying its potential for enjoyable summer living to prospective buyers. These features extend living space, providing areas for relaxation, entertainment and recreation during warm months. Patios and pools offer venues for outdoor gatherings and leisure activities, while well-maintained garden areas enhance aesthetics and tranquility. Scenic views contribute to ambiance and serenity, enriching the overall living experience. By showcasing these outdoor amenities, sellers effectively communicate the lifestyle opportunities the property affords, appealing to buyers seeking a harmonious blend of indoor comfort and outdoor enjoyment during the summer season.

CHARMING RANCHER

628 N Riley Creek Road, Laclede, ID | $725,000

3 bed, 2 bath Riley Creek Rancher, with detached second 1 bed 1 bath on a total of 2.44 country acres. Legally, in two separate parcels. Three shops/ barns/ machine shed plus 24x40 master woodworkers shop w/dust pollution system. The fourth bedroom could be the open kitchen to dining area concept w/bay windows, mud room, pantry, spacious living room, and craft room. A tex deck for entertaining is attached to the two-car garage. The master bath features a jetted tub and a walk-in closet. Great pasture area for livestock, adjoins common area with Riley Creek. Propane heat in both homes. 2nd home has 15x38 detached garage. The formal entry gate and property are fenced. Public boat launch and beach 1 mile away to Pend Oreille River.

SWEEPING VALLEY VIEWS

20915 E. Jesse Ln., Greenacres, WA | $2,599,000

Coeur d'Alene, ID | MLS #: 22-5719 | Listed at $4,195,000

A true recreational paradise placed right in the middle of grand forests. Attached to 60 acres of paper company property for your use. For seclusion and peace of mind here is remarkable Makridge Lane.

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SECLUSION AND PEACE OF MIND

122 Makridge Lane Kingston, Coeur d’Alene, ID | $1,799,000

A true recreational paradise placed right in the middle of grand forests. Attached to 60 acres of paper company property! For seclusion and peace of mind, Makridge Lane is remarkable. This is a home for every leisurely activity and for every conceivable guest. Entertain your friends and family in one of two dens, each equipped with a fireplace. Shoot pool in the loft or steam out your worries in the dry sauna. Whether you use this one-of-a-kind property for vacation, an Airbnb or live in it full-time, this beauty that sleeps 28 guests needs to be experienced. Climb the rock wall, play basketball, ski mountain virtually next door, ATV riding and all on luscious 9 acres, then relax with a sweet nighttime elixir at the bar. Enjoy the gated log cabin lifestyle at the lodge at 122 Makridge Lane in the low-populated town of Kingston, ID.

TWO CITY LOTS

Beautiful traditional home over 6000 sq ft, 6 beds and 4.5 baths predominately perched with sweeping views overlooking Spokane Valley. Perfect views of Mt Spokane, the Valley, and downtown Spokane. Paved and gated driveway for secluded privacy. An oasis you may never want to leave with an over-the-top in-ground salt water pool, tennis/basketball/pickle ball court, a 12-seat home movie theater and even a 30x40 shop for even more toys and RV hook-ups. 3 car garage, two guest suites, updated and remodeled. Custom luxury home never on the market, cherry wood cabinets and floors. Backs up to 100’s of acres of public walking trails All poised to be enjoyed for many years of happiness with plenty of space on over 5 acres!. Additional 5-acre lot next door, with hook-ups available as well.

ICONIC WATERFRONT ESTATE

27 Rough Rd., Sagle, ID | $4,500,000

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Harrison, ID | MLS #: 22-8691| Listed at $550,000

Two buildable waterfront lots are included! Time travel to Castle Von Frandsen, a nearly famous and truly Iconic waterfront estate on nearly 10 acres of Frandsen Forest. Minutes from the artful, trendy, and inviting town of Sandpoint, Idaho. This one-of-a-kind castle was hand built from granite quarried in British Columbia and hand-chiseled to fit on site. The massive timber beams were harvested and honed from the forest. A whimsical, enchanting home with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. An 8000 sq ft. dream property brought to life. As you approach by car or from your private 2-tiered dock, a stone tunnel envelops you from the water, opening to an interior plunge pool. 3 floors of a medieval masterpiece with sweeping views of Lake Pend Oreille, a 43-mile-long, deep water, crystal clear lake, the 5th deepest in the nation.

Incredible Lake Coeur d'Alene and Carlin Bay views! Build your dream home on this east side of the lake lot with stunning sunshine and sunsets. Located within walking distance to the public boat dock.

Buying Before Selling

Buying a house before selling yours offers advantages with strategic planning. Explore bridge loans or home equity lines of credit to cover the down payment. Negotiate a rent-back agreement with the seller for extra time to sell your current home. Work closely with a real estate agent for expert guidance. Maximize your market appeal by preparing your current home for sale. This approach allows you to secure your new home without the pressure of timing the sale of your current property. You can take advantage of favorable market conditions and potentially avoid temporary housing arrangements. With careful financial planning and support from professionals, buying before selling can be a successful strategy.

HOMEBUYERS & SELLERS

Choosing the Right Realtor®: Key Factors for a Smooth Home-Buying or Selling Experience

Selecting the right Realtor® is crucial for a seamless home-buying or selling process. Look for a professional with local expertise and a track record of success in your target market. Effective communication skills are essential, ensuring clear and timely updates throughout the transaction. Seek out a Realtor® who listens attentively to your needs and preferences, offering personalized guidance and solutions. Transparency and honesty are paramount, fostering trust and confidence in the partnership. Additionally, consider their negotiation skills and ability to navigate complex transactions with ease. A proactive and responsive Realtor® will anticipate challenges and work diligently to overcome them, ensuring a stress-free experience for you. By prioritizing these qualities when selecting a Realtor®, you can embark on your real estate journey with peace of mind and assurance.

From Dirt to Décor:

One-Stop

Destination

for All of Your Home Design Needs

Sandpoint welcomes LOFT THIRTY ONE

LOFT THIRTY ONE started over a decade ago as a passion project among friends and family. In the spring of 2020, they officially opened their doors to the community — deciding to take the once passion project to a whole new level.

As local ranchers, Wes and Jodie Chapman love to infuse their lifestyle into their versatile design work. “We do everything from cows to couches,” states Wes. He continues, “Jodie’s ability to bring our clients’ visions into reality has blossomed into this incredible design firm.”

enhance their space but also tell a story. Whether it’s a vintage find or a custom creation, they’re dedicated to helping their clients make their design dreams a reality.

From her earliest memories, interior design has been a lifelong passion for Jodie, co-owner. As a young girl, she found joy in transforming her bedroom into a haven of creativity. Whether it was rearranging furniture or adding artistic touches with crafts, she was always seeking ways to infuse personality and style into her space. Today, she has turned her childhood passion for design into a thriving company designing over 300,000 square feet and working with clients from all over the country.

LOFT THIRTY ONE is a one-stop destination for all your design needs and is located in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho. As a full-service design firm, Jodie and her co-founder and husband, Wes, can handle everything from the ground up. Whether it’s a new build, renovation, remodel or teardown, they flourish on challenges and bring creativity to every project, commercial or residential. As stated, LOFT THIRTY ONE is a full-service firm complete with their own furniture company and store.

They bring over 200 vendors from across the globe as well as custombuilt items to each and every client. “We believe that furniture is more than just functional; it’s the cherry on top of great architectural design. It can transform a room, giving it a fresh, updated feel in an instant,” Jodie notes.

What distinguishes LOFT THIRTY ONE from other furniture retailers and design studios is their unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and environmental responsibility. “We believe that your style is our style, and our primary objective is to create spaces that truly reflect your vision and personality,” Jodie affirms. She and her team take pride in collaborating with clients to find those special pieces that not only

LOFT THIRTY ONE collaborates with top builders, manufacturers and creators to source high-quality materials and craft pieces that are not only stunning but also built to last — with the goal to provide their clients with furniture and décor that they’ll cherish and help turn their house into a home. “The most fulfilling aspect of my work is witnessing the joy and satisfaction on my clients’ faces when they see their space come to life. Whether it’s a cozy home, a bustling office, a trendy restaurant or a sleek condo, there’s nothing quite like capturing their vision and bringing it to fruition,” Jodie shares.

LOFT THIRTY ONE will be hosting its grand opening this summer (date to be announced) and promises to be an event to remember, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony, raffles, food trucks and even a petting zoo.

To schedule an appointment to visit LOFT THIRTY ONE’s new showroom, reach out via email at Info@loftthirtyone.com (mailto:Info@loftthirtyone.com). In addition, Jodie invites you to join them for their local events that are open to the community. From Sip and Shops to Dinner Parties, these events offer a chance to mingle with fellow design enthusiasts and experience the LOFT THIRTY ONE space in a lively and social setting. Be sure to follow LOFT THIRTY ONE on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.

Trinity at City Beach

To much excitement and anticipation from the community, Trinity at City Beach reopened June 7 and will remain open during the summer months, with their last day of service Monday, September 2.

“I have looked forward to seeing all of our customers, both local and those that visit our community,” shares Justin Dick, owner. “We had such an abrupt closure back in November

Now open for summer service and stunning views

of 2023, many of the community were not able to join us before we closed for the season.”

The thoughtfully designed summer menu features many classics as well as local favorites, like the Pulled Pork Enchiladas, Corn & Crawfish Chowder, Pecan Chicken Salad, and the Grilled Caesar Salad. To complement the food, the cocktail, beer and wine lists highlight local and regional favorites, as well as many new flavors for the summer. “We were

happy to bring back the Bacon Bloody Mary and Sandpoint Huckleberry Lemonade, and a couple of fresh additions like the Sun Buzzed (Aperol, St. Germaine, Prosecco, soda and orange), and the Garden Patch (Makers Mark, strawberry, mint, and Ginger Beer),” Justin notes.

With the reopening of Trinity, Justin has taken all of his kitchen staff from his restaurant 113 Main to staff the restaurant for the summer, but he reminds everyone that 113 is still operating as a pop-up bar called the Diamond.

“We have a new handcrafted cocktail menu, wine list and beers for you to enjoy with a speakeasy fare, as well as a huge selection of hard-to-find whiskies,” he says. To accompany the libations, choose from a charcuterie board or hummus plate to snack on.

Justin takes pride in his kitchen staff, who he says work incredibly hard to use the highest quality products to make guests’ favorite entrees consistently! “They work day and night, in the heat, with run-down equipment, and make the most of every shift. We couldn’t do it without the guys and gals of our kitchen working as hard as they do!” he affirms.

When it comes to the front of the house, Justin can rest assured that the veteran staff knows how to deal with the craziness of the summer volume, work under pressure, and take the new employees under their wings. “They set the standard of expectation for any new staff member and do their best to teach them how to do the same,” he adds.

At the end of the day, when the last guests have left, Justin reflects on what he finds most rewarding. “I love the challenge of it all. My favorite days are when everyone is communicating, working as a team and making memorable experiences for everyone in the building.”

As of now, the future is still unknown for Trinity at City Beach. Only time will tell, as the building owners are receiving guidance from the community and the city on how their design will shake out. “We hope they offer us the chance to stay, but we’ll make do however it turns out,” Justin explains. “We have built something special in this town with the help of this community and can continue to do so at City Beach or somewhere else.”

Trinity at City Beach is open 11am to 9pm Thursday through Monday; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Don’t miss your chance to sit back and relax over a wonderful meal, paired with exceptional service, overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.

Trinity at City Beach 58 Bridge Street Sandpoint, ID 208.255.7558

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Discover the Best of the Inland Northwest

An exciting guide to must-visit destinations for activities and entertainment

North Idaho into Spokane, Washington, are brimming with exciting destinations and activities perfect for families, adventure seekers, and those looking to explore the unique charm of the Inland Northwest — whether you’re a local or visitor. From thrilling theme parks and serene mountain retreats to engaging educational centers and adventurous zip line tours, this region offers an array of experiences to suit every interest. Take a peek at some of the most fun and engaging destinations you can find throughout North Idaho and Spokane.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located in Sandpoint, is a year-round destination offering a plethora of activities. During the winter, the resort is a haven for skiers and snowboarders with over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain. In the summer, Schweitzer transforms into an outdoor adventure paradise. Visitors can enjoy mountain biking on scenic trails, take a ride on the scenic chair lifts, or test their skills on the trampoline jumper and climbing wall. The resort also features a thrilling zipline experience, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. Schweitzer’s diverse activities and stunning landscapes make it a must-visit destination in North Idaho. And don’t miss their summer events, including Summer Community Day, Race the Wolf and Northwest Winefest.

Blue Zoo Aquarium

Axe Force One

For a unique and exciting experience, visit Axe Force One in Spokane. This indoor axe-throwing venue provides a safe and fun environment where visitors can learn the art of axe throwing. Trained coaches are on hand to teach proper techniques and ensure safety. Axe Force One is perfect for group events, date nights, or simply a fun outing with friends. The venue also offers a variety of games and challenges to keep the experience engaging and competitive.

Spokane’s Blue Zoo Aquarium offers an interactive and educational experience for all ages. The aquarium features a wide variety of marine life, including sharks, stingrays and colorful fish. Visitors can enjoy hands-on experiences such as touching stingrays and feeding fish. Blue Zoo also hosts educational programs and presentations, making it a great destination for learning about marine ecosystems and conservation. With its engaging exhibits and family friendly atmosphere, Blue Zoo Aquarium provides a delightful day of exploration and discovery.

Escape Game Coeur d’Alene

Escape Game Coeur d’Alene offers an immersive and challenging experience for those who enjoy puzzles and teamwork. This escape room venue features a variety of themed rooms, each with its own unique storyline and set of puzzles to solve. Participants must work together to find clues, solve riddles and escape the room within a set time limit.

Escape Game Coeur d’Alene is perfect for team-building events, family outings and group activities. The intricate designs and compelling narratives ensure an engaging and memorable adventure for all participants.

Flight 509 Family Entertainment Center

Fun takes flight at Spokane’s newest attraction, Flight 509 Family Entertainment Center. Opened in spring of 2024, it’s quickly become a popular destination for indoor fun and adventure. From laser tag and bumper cars to the ninja warrior course and ropes course, mini bowling, arcade, VR and more, Flight 509 is perfect for visitors of all ages, providing a safe and exhilarating environment for active play.

Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park

Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park in Spokane is an indoor entertainment center featuring wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits and various obstacle courses. This family friendly venue offers activities such as dodgeball, basketball dunking and freestyle jumping. For younger children, there is a designated Kid’s Zone with smaller trampolines and soft play areas. Flying Squirrel also hosts birthday parties and special events, providing a fun and active environment for kids and adults alike.

Mobius Discovery Center

Located in downtown Spokane, the Mobius Discovery Center is a hands-on science museum designed to engage and educate children of all ages. The center features interactive exhibits that cover topics such as physics, biology and engineering, encouraging kids to explore and learn through play. Highlights include a water table, a climbing wall, and a variety of science demonstrations. The Mobius Discovery Center also offers educational programs and workshops, making it an excellent destination for school field trips and family visits.

Silverwood Theme Park

Northern Quest Resort & Casino and Summer Concert Series

Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, just outside Spokane, is more than just a gaming destination. This luxurious resort offers a wide range of amenities including a full-service spa, world-class dining options, and a variety of entertainment venues. During the summer, the resort hosts an impressive concert series featuring top national and international artists across various genres. The outdoor concert venue provides an intimate setting where guests can enjoy live music under the stars. Whether you’re looking to test your luck at the casino, relax in the spa, or catch a live performance, Northern Quest promises a memorable experience.

Silverwood Theme Park in Athol is the largest theme park in the Pacific Northwest. The park features over 70 rides and attractions, including roller coasters, water slides and live entertainment shows. Highlights include the thrilling wooden coaster Tremors and the high-speed steel coaster Aftershock. In addition to the rides, Silverwood offers a variety of dining options and souvenir shops. Adjacent to the theme park is Boulder Beach Water Park, which provides a refreshing escape with its wave pools, lazy river and water slides. Silverwood’s combination of amusement rides and water attractions makes it a must-visit destination for thrill-seekers and families alike.

Timberline Adventures

Timberline Adventures in Coeur d’Alene offers a thrilling zip line experience through the treetops of the scenic Coeur d’Alene Mountains. The course includes several zip lines, suspension bridges and a treehouse platform, providing an exhilarating adventure for all participants. Timberline Adventures emphasizes safety and provides all necessary equipment and instruction. In addition to zip lining, the company offers guided nature hikes and eco-tours, allowing visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or a serene nature experience, Timberline Adventures delivers an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature, enjoy thrilling rides, or engage in hands-on learning, this region offers countless opportunities for fun and exploration.

Lakeside Legends

ECLECTIC ENTERTAINMENT ENTICES AT THE FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT

As summer’s sun rays are soon to descend upon Sandpoint, it is worth reminding its residents that the beloved annual Festival at Sandpoint will be upon us in little to no time. Enshrouded in enchantment against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Pend Oreille, this 7b town eagerly anticipates the return of the annual Festival at Sandpoint.

Mark your calendars for July 25 through August 4, as this year’s event promises to be a celebratory symphony of sensational sounds, delectable delights and unforgettable experiences. According to Cienna Roget, marketing and office manager for

the Festival at Sandpoint, the performances that will comprise the 2024 Summer Series lineup include Blues Traveler with Justyn Priest, An Evening with Violent Femmes, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Big Boi, Maren Morris, Lee Brice with Madeline Merlo, Jason Mraz & The Superband with Molly Miller Trio, Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, and How to Train Your Dragon - In Concert — a live movie in concert performed by the Festival at Sandpoint Orchestra and conducted by Morihiko Nakahara.

Securing your spot to one of these performances is as easy as a few clicks. Ticket prices range from general admission to VIP extravagance, accommodating every budget and preference. As

Cienna points out, “Aside from general admission tickets, the Festival at Sandpoint offers Season Passes starting October 1 that will grant entry into every performance of the upcoming Summer Performance Series. Although 2024 Season Passes are sold out, another way to procure tickets for the entire Summer Series is through our sponsorship packages. Sponsorships start with a $2,000 donation to our nonprofit and include tickets to every performance in the Summer Series, advanced entry through the exclusive Sponsor gate, access to a reserved seating area, and more exclusive benefits dependent upon contribution.”

Festival organizers are also committed to prioritizing the safety and well-being of attendees. “The Festival at Sandpoint works closely with local police and fire departments and strives to provide all our guests with a safe, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere by implementing industry safety standards,” Cienna explains. “Some important policies for guests to keep in mind include no re-entry, no glass (no exceptions), and no hard-sided coolers, rolling coolers, wagons or strollers.” She encourages that guests become familiar with all venue policies at FestivalatSandpoint.com/policies prior to attending while noting that security measures, policies and procedures are subject to change at the artist’s discretion.

If you’re looking to enjoy the show while helping to make this year’s festival a success, there are many volunteer opportunities. Volunteering at The Festival at Sandpoint is not just an opportunity to give back — it’s a chance to become an integral part of a vibrant community event. Whether you’re assisting with event setup, providing guest services or helping to maintain the festival grounds, volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the success of this musical extravaganza. Cienna adds, “It’s a chance to forge new connections, immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere and make memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, volunteers receive perks such as festival merchandise and access to exclusive volunteer events, making it a rewarding experience in more ways than one. Join the volunteer team and be part of the magic at The Festival at Sandpoint!”

This year’s event promises to be nothing short of legendary. So, pack your picnic baskets, dust off your dancing shoes, and prepare to embark on a melodic odyssey unlike any other. The stage is set, the performers are poised, and the only thing missing is you. See you at The Festival at Sandpoint!

The Festival at Sandpoint is not just an opportunity to give back — it’s a chance to become an integral part of a vibrant community event.

Country Roots & Cowboy Boots

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE 98TH ANNUAL BONNER COUNTY FAIR

With the arrival of summer, the excitement in Bonner County continues to build with anticipation of the 98th annual Bonner County Fair, scheduled for August 13 through 17. This year’s theme, “Country Roots & Cowboy Boots,” promises to celebrate the rich agricultural heritage and cowboy spirit that define this community event.

A Week of Action-Packed Events

The fair kicks off with the popular Ranch Sorting event on Tuesday, August 13. This exciting competition, free for the public to watch, showcases teams of two on horseback racing against the clock to sort cows in sequential order. It is a display of skill and speed that you will not want to miss.

On Wednesday, August 14, the arena will host the new Xtreme Bronco Riding event, presented by Wood V-X Ranch. This thrilling spectacle features three cowboys taking on one wild

horse, followed by a showdown where four locals face off against a single bull. It is an evening guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, so be sure to get your tickets early!

High-Flying Thrills and Country Tunes

Thursday, August 15, brings Octane Addictions, presented by Northern Idaho Powersports LLC. Watch as top dirt bikers from across the nation perform jaw-dropping air stunts and extreme freestyle tricks. This adrenaline-pumping event is perfect for thrill-seekers and families alike.

The excitement continues on Friday, August 16, with the Summer Nights Concert, presented by Umpqua Bank. Although the artist announcement is still under wraps as of press time, expect a headlining country music star with multiple chart-topping hits. This concert is a highlight of the fair, so stay tuned for the big reveal and grab your tickets fast.

A Grand Finale with a Bang

The fair wraps up on Saturday, August 17, with the muchanticipated Demolition Derby, presented by CO-OP Gas & Supply Co. Inc. A fan favorite, this event features cars smashing into each other in a battle of destruction and fire. It is a thrilling conclusion to a week filled with fun and excitement, and tickets sell out quickly every year.

More to Explore

In addition to the main arena events, the fair offers a variety of activities and attractions for all ages. From livestock and creative exhibits showcasing local talents to a bounce house area, petting zoo and fun photo booth, there is something for everyone.

Do not forget to check out the online camping reservation system and vendor applications, which are live now on the fair website. For those looking to support the fair, sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Join the Fun

The Bonner County Fair is more than just an event — it is a celebration of community, tradition and the cowboy spirit that defines the region. With so much to see and do, there is no better place to be this summer. Gather with family and friends, enjoy the entertainment and create lasting memories at the Bonner County Fair.

Northwest Autobody & Accurate Northwest

Three shops ready to serve you for all your auto collision repair needs

While brothers Eric and Cory Donenfeld were growing up, they witnessed their dad, Mel Donenfeld, treating his Northwest Autobody employees, as well as his customers, like family. Opened in 1976, Mel strived to continuously attract repeat customers while winning over new residents – paired with exceeding their expectations.

Since first opening nearly five decades ago, the original shop on Michigan Street in Sandpoint has been expanded five times, with the company opening its second shop in Ponderay in 2012. Eric and Cory purchased the business from their father in 2015, continuing the legacy he proudly built.

In 2023, Eric and Cory purchased Accurate Collision in Bonners Ferry from Vern and Kay Burdick. Also established in 1976, the couple built it up to be the best shop in the Bonners Ferry market. After Vern’s passing, Kay did an “exceptional job” running the business with great employees and loyal customers.

“We had a personal and professional relationship with the Burdicks and admired what Kay had done,” Eric reflects. “We also let her know that if / when she wanted to retire, we wanted to talk. We purchased the business late last year.”

Northwest Autobody

Sandpoint - 1305 Michigan Street

208.263.6931

NorthwestAutobody.com

Upon taking ownership, Eric and Cory merged the name of Northwest Autobody with Accurate Collision to create Accurate Northwest. “We wanted to make the transition to new ownership easier on the public but also wanted to share that there was a change made. It has been great! Kay’s loyal customers keep coming back, and we keep attracting more customers all the time. Things couldn’t be better!” smiles Cory. “We have an experienced manager, Casey Gannon, who had been driving from Bonners Ferry to Sandpoint for quite a while, so he was happy to have a new shop four blocks from his home.”

At Northwest Autobody and Accurate Northwest, they specialize in collision repair, employ some of the best painters in the business, and provide free estimates and advice! When an accident occurs, they know that people want to be treated in a friendly, professional manner – and that’s what their customers can expect when working with Eric, Cory and their team. They keep their customers informed on the progress of their vehicle throughout the week and encourage them to drop in at any time. “Every employee is empowered to do whatever it takes to make the entire repair experience go as smoothly as possible,” Eric adds. In addition, they work with every insurance company and also people who prefer to pay out of pocket.

The shops have established themselves as leaders in their markets not only because they hire and retain the best, most skilled employees who continue ongoing training, but each location is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, Eric and Cory believe in treating their employees and customers like family – just as their father did before them.

Word of mouth and the company’s reputation for doing the job right have led Northwest Autobody to being voted Best of Bonner County for 23 years running, and the brothers truly appreciate it when customers go out of their way to compliment them on a repair and / or experience with their shop. “Nothing feels better than when a customer raves about their experience with us,” says Eric. “It feels great knowing that we have repaired a vehicle and gained a friend. It is also fun to see the vehicle we started out with and the fully repaired version coming out of our shop.”

The Donenfelds feel blessed to live in North Idaho, where they can raise their families, provide a needed service, and find enjoyment and entertainment just steps away. “Montana and North Idaho residents are just awesome, and it is a pleasure to work with people who have chosen to embrace quality of life here,” states advisor and manager David Keyes. All employees are heavily involved in their community as well. “We are huge supporters of our community and try to help where we can. We have lived here our whole lives, and with that comes an appreciation for local nonprofits, education and anything to do with youth,” notes Cory.

If you’re looking for an auto repair center here at home that’s locally owned and operated, then look no further than Accurate Northwest in Bonners Ferry and Northwest Autobody in Sandpoint and Ponderay. And … be ready to make some new friends.

Northwest Autobody Ponderay - 1202 Triangle Drive

208.265.9999

NorthwestAutobody.com

Accurate Northwest Bonners Ferry - 6818 Denver Street 208.267.2432

NorthwestAutoBody.com

AccurateCollision.com

Recreating in Sandpoint

Full-service care and peace of mind for the ‘just-in-case’

Ahhh, summer. Whether you are on vacation for the week, here for the summer, or a life-long local, these are the months we long for. While you’re adventuring the great outdoors and taking in every moment of seasonal sunshine and warmth, we ask you to be mindful of your surroundings. Accidents can and will happen when you least expect them — it’s why they are called accidents. Focusing on prevention and knowing where to go are key elements to recreating safely and getting the care you need.

Prevention: The Emergency Department sees every kind of accident and injury. We ask the staff every year some of their top tips for preventing injury. Wear a helmet when on a bike, scooter, skateboard, motorcycle or ATV. They also advise to be aware of your surroundings when participating in activities; quickly scan the area for any major hazards that could be avoided. Wear proper footwear, SPF and protective clothing, and avoid dehydration. Less alcohol and more water.

Our picturesque Lake Pend Oreille is our biggest attraction in the summer months. Always practice and teach your kids about water safety. The American Red Cross recommends the following safety measures around water: Never swim alone; utilize U.S. Coast Guardapproved life vests for young and inexperienced swimmers; always supervise children around water and limit your distractions (yes, that means your phone); in a group setting, always designate one person to be the water supervisor to oversee activity in the water; and in a water emergency, reach or throw an object to the person in trouble — do not jump in.

Where to Go: In the event of injury or illness, knowing where to

go will make the process of seeking treatment a little smoother. The Emergency Department is the right choice if you or a family member is experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury such as difficulty breathing, symptoms of stroke, severe head injury, and severe pain or pressure in your chest.

If an injury is not life-threatening, a visit to an Immediate Care Clinic may be appropriate. Injuries such as cuts and minor lacerations, minor burns, strains and sprains, and illnesses such as earache, sore throat, fever and upper respiratory infections, bronchitis and sinusitis can all be safely treated at the nearest Immediate or Urgent Care.

Follow-Up Care: If your injury requires additional imaging, treatment and follow-up care, Sandpoint is flowing with high-quality health care services. Full-scope imaging including X-ray, CT, MRI and Ultrasound are located inside Bonner General Health right in downtown Sandpoint. High-quality surgical services, orthopedic care and rehabilitation are all available and can all be easily accessed. If you’re new to town, take a moment to look up where the closest Emergency and Immediate Care are located. You likely won’t need it, but it will lessen your stress if you know where to go.

Stay safe. Be cautious. Take comfort knowing care is available for the “just-in-case.”

For a complete list of services provided by Bonner General Health, visit BonnerGeneral.org.

Local Guide

Summer Yard Mastery

1 FIVE TIPS FOR A FLOURISHING OASIS

2 3

Regular Mowing: Keep grass tidy with weekly mowing, leaving clippings for nutrients.

Deep Watering: Water early to promote deep root growth, using a timer for efficiency.

Mulch and Weed: Mulch for moisture retention, and weed regularly to maintain a tidy appearance.

4 Prune and Shape: Trim shrubs and trees for health and aesthetics, removing dead branches.

5 Strategic Fertilizing: Feed with balanced fertilizer per schedule, opting for organic options for lasting nourishment.

ACME ACRES

Based in Spirit Lake, this family farm serves families across the Inland Northwest. From grass-fed beef shares to eggs from their freerange chickens, call to place an order, schedule a product delivery, or visit their website to order online.

208.714.0478 AcmeAcres.us

AQUA PLUMBING

Since 2012, Aqua Plumbing has been Bonner County’s premier commercial and residential plumber. This local, family owned and operated business is dedicated to providing guaranteed customer satisfaction and high-quality plumbing installations. 208.265.2782 AquaPlumbingID.com

ADVANCED DRYWALL CONCEPTS LLC

Drywall at its finest. Advanced Drywall Concepts provides a wide range of drywall services, from small repairs to complete projects, for commercial and residential jobs.

208.290.2573 AdamHall208@gmail.com AdvancedDrywallConcepts.com

ALLIANCE TITLE & ESCROW CORP.

One of the largest independent title insurance agencies in the Pacific Northwest, each branch will greet you with a friendly, skilled professional who knows the area and is ready to close your title and escrow. Yes, it matters where you close.

105. Pine St. Sandpoint 208.263.2125 AllianceTitle.com

CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME

Sandpoint Furniture’s Carpet One & Home is committed to making your search simpler when it comes to your home flooring needs. From hardwood with timeless styles, stains and finishes, plus water and scratch resistant, to tile in stylish colors, patterns, shapes and sizes, to the warmth and comfort of carpet, with innovation and performance you’ll love.

401 Bonner Mall Way Ste. B 208.946.5065 Sandpoint SandpointFurniturePonderay.com

Sandpoint Lions Club Fourth of July Celebration

‘Back to Our Roots’

Join the Sandpoint Lions Club for their Fourth of July Parade, with this year’s theme “Back to Our Roots,” celebrating the community’s rich history as a timber town as they honor past and present contributions of the logging industry. The children’s parade starts at 9:30am, with the grand parade to follow starting promptly at 10am. The festivities then move to Sandpoint City Beach, where the Sandpoint Lions Club will be selling food and drinks, raffle tickets, and giving away free ice cream, with other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Once the sun sets, there will be an amazing fireworks show over City Beach! You can find out more online at Facebook.com.

BECKY FARMIN, LOAN OFFICE

Willamette Valley Bank

NMLS#18757

Becky Farmin is a recognized leader in the mortgage industry in North Idaho and Eastern Washington and has helped hundreds of clients obtain loans to purchase their dream homes or refinance their mortgages. 509.447.9247 | 208.946.0835

Becky.Farmin@wvbk.com WVBK.com/becky-farmin

COMMUNITY CANCER SERVICES

Easing the burden of those affected by cancer, this community-funded cancer resource center provides counseling, yoga classes and financial support, as well as a boutique with wigs, scarves and post-mastectomy prosthetics.

1205 US-2 Ste. 101B Sandpoint 208.255.2301 CommunityCancerServices.com

EXPRESS 95 WASH

Fast. Clean. Fun. Express 95 Wash is an express tunnel car wash that is safe, fast and convenient, leaving your car with the ultimate shine ... in just three minutes! Wash away dirt and grime with a gentle pressure soft cloth system and foam solution. High-powered vacuums are free with every wash. Monthly memberships are available.

477285 US-95 Ponderay 208.656.1953 95ExpressWash.com

CREATIONS

With a mission to create, Creations is perfect for families looking for something to do in Sandpoint. With a discovery play area, drop-in art studio, art classes, and parties, field trips and group events, it’s time to visit Creations in the Cedar Street Bridge.

334 N. First Ave. Ste. 213 Sandpoint 208.255.1782 CreationsforSandpoint.org

Helping builders, contractors and retail lumber yards obtain specialty lumber products and building materials at competitive prices and with completely attentive, personal service, Lumber Marketing Services offers mill-direct lumber sales, wholesale lumber sales, smaller specialty orders on a custom basis, as well as custom millwork and framing packages.

Lumber-Marketing.com

Sizzling Style

Stay cool and chic with these essential summer wardrobe tips

As the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, it’s time to revamp your wardrobe and embrace the season’s hottest trends. From breezy fabrics to vibrant colors, summer style offers endless opportunities to express yourself with flair and confidence. Here are your top five style tips to help you navigate the summer months in fashion-forward elegance, ensuring you stay cool, comfortable and effortlessly chic no matter the occasion.

Light and Breathable Fabrics: Opt for clothing made from lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton, linen or chambray to stay cool and comfortable in the summer heat. These materials allow air to circulate, preventing overheating and ensuring you feel fresh all day long.

Embrace Bright Colors and Patterns: Add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe with vibrant hues and playful patterns. Experiment with bold prints, tropical motifs or cheerful florals to capture the essence of the season and express your personal style with confidence.

Invest in Versatile Summer Essentials: Build a versatile summer wardrobe by investing in key pieces that can easily mix and match for various occasions. Consider staple items like a breezy sundress, comfortable shorts, stylish sandals and a lightweight denim jacket for effortless style transitions from day to night.

Accessorize Wisely: Elevate your summer outfits with the right accessories to add flair and personality to your look. Choose accessories like statement sunglasses, woven straw hats, colorful scarves or lightweight scarves to complement your ensemble and protect yourself from the sun’s rays in style.

Stay Cool with Breathable Footwear: Keep your feet happy and comfortable during the summer months by opting for breathable footwear options. Choose sandals, espadrilles, or canvas sneakers with open designs and cushioned soles to provide ample support while allowing your feet to breathe in hot weather conditions.

HOME TOWN EXPERTS

7B-IV TRINITY WELLNESS CENTER

New location now open! The art of functional medicine is what drives Melinda Adams and husband Barrett. Melinda views the body as a beautiful, natural, organic creation from God and has a passion for natural healing. For those looking to find the root cause of their disease and return back to function/optimum health, 7B-IV Trinity Wellness Center has a team devoted to you and your health.

Downtown Sandpoint | 208.217.1877

7B-IV.com @7b_iv_trinity_wellness_center

Serving Sandpoint and surrounding areas, owner Lisa Olson, CNA, assists clients with dignity and patience while improving their quality of life, encouraging independence where possible and empowering them to be confident and comfortable in their own familiar home. Providing excellent and affordable in-home care, she offers a wide variety of care services to those of all ages and cognitive abilities.

208.627.6935

StayAtHomeHomecareLLC@gmail.com StayAtHomeHomecareLLC.com

HEART BOWLS

If you’re looking for real food and real energy, Heart Bowls is ready to serve you food the way it was meant to be. This plant-based café is serving up not only healthy, happy food but smiles and island vibes. Specializing in Açaí Bowls, smoothies, coffee and espresso drinks, rice bowls and salads, breakfast sandwiches, avocado toasts, and delicious gluten-free baked goods, your body will thank you. Downtown Sandpoint 208.304.7631

HeartBowls.com | @heart.bowls

C&M CLEANING SERVICE

Whether you are a homeowner, residential or vacation rental manager, or in construction looking for help with cleanup, C&M Cleaning Service can help. Fully licensed and insured, their staff will exceed all your expectations. They offer interior window cleaning, residential cleaning, complete floor cleaning and much more. Now offering all-natural Melaleuca cleaning products by request. Sandpoint 208.610.8645 SandpointCleaningService.com

TENDRIL HERBAL APOTHECARY & HEALING CENTER

Tendril Herbal Apothecary & Healing Center is co-owned by Laura Clemmons, a Certified Functional Clinical Herbalist with decades of experience, and Henry Clemmons, a seasoned Certified Health Coach, this integrative functional health care clinic offers a Float Tank, Hyperbaric Chamber, Salt Room, Classes, and Weight Loss Programs. Sandpoint | 208.597.7944

TendrilApothecary.com @tendrilapothecary Facebook.com/TendrilApothecary

GRIZZLY GLASS CENTERS

Grizzly Glass Centers is your expert auto glass services provider for auto, home or commercial. With topqualified and certified technicians on staff, they use only professional-grade products and up-to-date equipment.

337 Olive Ave.

Sandpoint

208.255.2686

Grizzly-Glass.com

HIGH MARK HEATING & COOLING

From heating and cooling to indoor air quality, maintenance and new installation, and everything in between, let High Mark Heating & Cooling get the job done right. 24/7 emergency service is available.

78 McNearney Rd. Ponderay

208.263.4797

HighMarkHeatingandCooling.com

SEASONAL TIP

REGENERIZE

Tawni Peterson, FNP, specializes in medicationassisted weight loss, offering expert guidance throughout your entire weight loss journey. Her programs are tailored for sustainable results, with personalized support to navigate any plateaus or side effects. Patients benefit from the convenience of virtual consultations, mail delivery medication, and the constant availability of her dedicated team, ensuring ongoing success and well-being. Free consulations.

Sandpoint | 208.606.0626

Tawni@regenerize.me www.Regenerize.me

JACKIE SUAREZ, ASSOCIATE BROKER

CENTURY 21 RIVERSTONE

Since 2000, Jackie Suarez has been helping clients sell and buy in Sandpoint and throughout North Idaho and has consistently ranked among the top 10% of Realtors® here. If you’re looking for a local expert to help with your real estate needs, contact Jackie today.

477181 N. Hwy 95, Ponderay 208.290.5888

JackieSuarez.com

LAKE RV

Your North Idaho RV and trailer parts and service center. Whether it be an RV or travel, horse or utility trailer, they specialize in roof repairs, furnaces, plumbing, electrical, wire harnesses, brakes, bearing packs, trailer hitches and more.

1200 Fontaine Dr. Ponderay

208.263.3922

LakeRV1@gmail.com LakeRVinc.com

Discover the beauty of Sandpoint’s farmers market for your floral needs! With a variety of locally grown blooms, the market offers fresh flowers perfect for brightening up your home. Support local farmers and bring home a bouquet bursting with vibrant colors and fragrances. Enjoy the charm of shopping local while adding a touch of nature’s beauty to your life!

THE TIN ROOF DESIGN STUDIO

Elevate your everyday. Featuring furniture, art and decor, lighting and rugs, their complimentary design services take you from selection and specification all the way through installation. They’ll help make your dream look a reality.

120. S. Second Ave. Sandpoint 208.254.4060 TinRoofFurniture.com

JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY

Capturing the essence of athleticism and personality, Jason Duchow Photography specializes in dynamic sports shots, team photos and senior portraits. Serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington, Jason’s distinctive style, enhanced by dramatic lighting, elevates portraits to exceptional quality. You can view his work online and call to book your session today.

208.290.5810

JasonDuchowPhotography.com

Your Guide to a LocalLoving Summer

Beat the heat and boost your community spirit by shopping small this season!

As the temperature rises, so does the opportunity to support your local businesses! Instead of hitting up big chains for your summer essentials, why not explore what your community has to offer? From farmers markets bursting with fresh

MEADOWBROOK HOME FURNISHING

Established in 2005, and located in the heart of Sandpoint’s historical First Avenue, Meadowbrook Home Furnishing treats shoppers to a timeless selection of unique and affordable gifts, home decor and furnishings.

309 N. First Ave. Sandpoint 208.255.2824

MeadowbrookSandpoint.com

PEAK SAND & GRAVEL, INC.

Peak Sand & Gravel, Inc. is a leader in the portable rock crushing industry. They have everything you need for your next project, from screened topsoil and sand, pit run, drain rock, crushed rock, landscape boulders and more.

902 Baldy Mountain Rd. Sandpoint 208.255.2611

PeakSandandGravel.com

P1FCU

Your community. Your credit union. For more than 80 years, P1FCU has worked hard to provide excellent products and services to help members improve their financial well-being by offering the right products to help clients on their financial journey.

476844 Hwy 95

Ponderay

208.746.8900

P1FCU.org

STEVE NOVOTNY, LOAN OFFICER

Willamette Valley Bank NMLS # 376423

For more than a decade, Steve Novotny has helped thousands of people with their home financing and has developed a reputation among Realtors and customers alike for his honesty, integrity and experience.

105 N. Fourth St. Ste. 301 Coeur d’Alene

208.771.3674

Steve.Novotny@wvbk.com WVBK.com/steve-novotny

EGet Ready for Swimsuit Season

mbark on a transformative journey toward your ideal physique with 7B-IV Trinity Wellness Center’s groundbreaking weight-loss protocol. Designed to prepare you for swimsuit season and beyond, this innovative program combines cuttingedge technology, including a body composition analyzer and comprehensive lab work to tailor a personalized approach to your weight-loss goals.

Say goodbye to generic solutions and hello to a protocol as unique as you are. Whether you’re aiming to shed a few pounds or undergo a complete body transformation, the expert team at 7B-IV is dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.

Since 1945, Sandpoint Furniture has been family owned and operated serving all of Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana. With a passion for beautiful home interiors, their goal is to provide their customers access to finer home furnishings that offer style, performance and affordability.

401 Bonner Mall Way, Ste. A Ponderay 208.263.5138 SandpointFurniture.com

TYE BARLOW, ALBERTSON BARLOW INSURANCE SERVICES

Your local Sandpoint independent insurance agency specializing in auto, home, business, life and health insurance. Voted Sandpoint’s Finest for 2023.

120 E. Lake St. Ste. 203 Sandpoint 208.265.5404

Tye@albertsonbarlow.com AlbertsonBarlow.com

VCA NORTH IDAHO ANIMAL HOSPITAL

At VCA North Idaho Animal Hospital, a full-service veterinary facility, their veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff help pets live long, healthy and happy lives by delivering high-quality and compassionate medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

320 S. Ella, Sandpoint 208.265.5700

VCAHospitals.com/North-Idaho

420 N. Second Ave., Sandpoint 208.217.1877 | 7B-IV.com

SKINNER & STEVENS PROPERTIES

Let Eric Skinner, owner/Associate Broker, and Brent Stevens, owner/ Realtor, help you on your real estate journey. Eric and Brent are fine homes and estates specialists, ready to guide you in your next home buying or selling transaction, from residential and waterfront, to bare land, commercial or development.

208.290.6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

208.290.0502

BStevens@Sandpoint.com

IdahoRealEstateListings.com

SANDPOINT FURNITURE & MATTRESS

Father’s Day Fun

Celebrate Dad with nature-filled activities to create lasting memories

This Father’s Day, what better way to celebrate Dad than by enjoying the great outdoors together? Here are some fantastic outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy to make this Father’s Day, or any day, extra special:

Hiking Adventure: Take Dad on a hiking trip to explore nature’s beauty and enjoy some quality time together. Choose a scenic trail suitable for all ages and skill levels, and don’t forget to pack some snacks and plenty of water for the journey.

Picnic in the Park: Pack a delicious picnic and head to a nearby park for a relaxing day outdoors. Spread out a blanket, play some games, and enjoy Dad’s favorite homemade sandwiches and snacks amidst the tranquility of nature.

Fishing Excursion: If Dad enjoys fishing, plan a fun fishing excursion at a nearby lake or river. Bring along the fishing gear, bait, and some refreshments, and spend the day casting lines, swapping fish stories and enjoying each other’s company by the water.

Bike Ride: Hit the trails with Dad for a family bike ride adventure.

SANDPOINT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Sandpoint Christian School is a nondenominational faith-based learning community for preschool through eighth grade, partnering with Christian families to promote academic excellence and prepare learners for a lifetime of commitment to Christ. 477954 US 95, Ponderay 208.265.8624

Office@sandpointchristian.com

SandpointChristian.com

SANDPOINT GARAGE DOORS

As a locally owned and operated company, Sandpoint Garage Doors takes pride in their top-quality service. Serving both residential and commercial customers, they provide garage door and opener sales, installations and repair services. 1309 Wright Way

Sandpoint 208.263.6040

SandpointGarageDoors.com

Monarch Marble & Granite specializes in custom fabrication and installation of kitchen and bathroom countertops, showers, tub decks, fireplace surrounds, hearths, desks, tabletops, and more! They work with granite, quartz, marble, soapstone, quartzite, sintered stone and porcelain slabs. Client focused and quality driven, find superior craftsmanship with stunning results.

336 McNearney Rd., Ponderay

208.263.5777

SandpointGranite.com

Explore scenic bike paths or nature trails, and pedal your way through the great outdoors while soaking in the sights and sounds of nature.

Campout in the Backyard: Set up a tent in the backyard and have a mini camping adventure right at home. Roast marshmallows over a campfire, tell stories under the stars and enjoy the simplicity and beauty of spending the night outdoors together as a family.

Nature Scavenger Hunt: Plan a nature scavenger hunt for Dad and the kids to enjoy. Create a list of items to find, such as different types of leaves, flowers or wildlife, and set off on a nature exploration adventure together.

Outdoor Sports Day: Organize a friendly sports tournament for Dad and the family. Play games like soccer, basketball or frisbee in the backyard or at a nearby park, and enjoy some healthy competition and fun-filled outdoor activities together.

This Father’s Day, show Dad how much he’s loved and appreciated by spending quality time together outdoors, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Happy Father’s Day!

SPEARS INSURANCE

The personal approach to simplifying your health insurance needs, Spears Insurance works with dozens of different insurance companies to provide you with the best insurance products available, ensuring your family is financially secure.

208.265.2026

CareySpears.com

STEEL STRUCTURES AMERICA

The Northwest’s largest, most experienced pole building contractor, Steel Structures America specializes in constructing custom garages and shops and is dedicated to providing tailored steel construction solutions for their clients.

154 Ivy Dr. Sagle

800.833.9997

SteelStructuresAmerica.com

North Idaho Spas has been selling Sundance Spas in Northern Idaho since 1995, offering “total satisfaction” with a low-price guarantee and award-winning service. Their service technicians are Sundance and Jacuzzi Factory Certified Technicians, and their office staff members are Sundance spa experts. Ask your neighbor ... They probably own a Sundance Spa from North Idaho Spas.

564 Birch Ave. Ponderay

208.265.5434

NorthIdahoSpas.com

NORTH IDAHO SPAS
MONARCH MARBLE & GRANITE

Summertime is here — and for many people that means it’s time to hit the road. But even if you decide to take a vacation, you’ll want other areas of your life to keep working — especially your investments.

So, how can you prevent your investments, and your overall financial strategy, from going on “vacation”? Here are a few suggestions:

• Check your progress. You want your investments to be working hard for you, so you’ll need to check on their performance periodically — but be careful about how you evaluate results. Don’t compare your portfolio’s results against those of a market index, such as the S&P 500, which tracks the stock performance of 500 large U.S. companies listed on American stock exchanges. This comparison may not be particularly valid because your own portfolio ideally should include a range of investments, including U.S. and foreign stocks, corporate and government bonds, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other securities. So, instead of checking your progress against a market index, use benchmarks meaningful to your individual situation, such as whether your portfolio is showing enough growth potential based on a compounding rate of return to keep you moving toward a comfortable retirement and other long-term goals.

investment strategy based on your financial goals, risk tolerance, asset accumulation needs, liquidity and time horizon, always with an eye toward where you want to go in life — how long you plan to work, what sort of retirement lifestyle you envision, and so on.

For decades, Edward Jones has been committed to providing financial solutions and personalized service to individual investors.

You can rely on us for:

• Convenience Locations in the community and face-to-face meetings at your convenience

• A Quality-focused Investment Philosophy A long-term approach that focuses on quality investments and diversification

• Highly Personal Service Investment guidance tailored to your individual needs

• Be strategic with your investments. Over the years, you will likely have a variety of competing financial goals — and you’ll want your investment portfolio working to help achieve all of them. That means, though, that you’ll likely need to match certain investments with specific goals. For example, when you contribute to an IRA and a 401(k) or similar plan, you’re putting away money for retirement. But if you want to help your children go to college or receive some other type of postsecondary education or training, you might want to save in a 529 education savings plan, which allows tax-free withdrawals for qualified education expenses. Or, if you want to save for a short-term goal, such as a wedding or a long vacation, you might choose an investment that offers significant protection of principal, so the money will be available when you need it. Ultimately, this type of goals-based investing can help ensure your portfolio is always working on your behalf, in the way you intended.

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• Invest with a purpose. When you work intensely at something, it’s usually because you have a definite result in mind. And this sense of purpose applies to investing too. If you buy a stock here, and another one there, based on “hot” tips you might have seen on television or the internet, you may end up with a jumbled sort of portfolio that doesn’t really reflect your needs. Instead, try to follow a long-term

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When you take a vacation, you will hopefully be more relaxed and refreshed. But if you let your investments stop working as hard as they should, the results could be stressful. So, be diligent about your investment strategy, monitor it regularly and make those moves appropriate for your situation. By doing so, you can’t necessarily guarantee a long day at the beach, but you’ll have a good chance of enjoying a sunny outlook.

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‘More than Just Teeth’

Lewis and Hawn Dental offers a different approach

Entrusting someone with your smile and oral health is an important decision. Here in Sandpoint, if you’re looking for a team of experienced professionals who go above caring for your teeth and gums but also nurturing your entire well-being, Lewis and Hawn is ready to answer the call.

“Like most dental offices, we value the health of teeth and gums,” affirms Dr. Mark Hawn. “But instead of just being a tooth mechanic, we dive deeper into the root cause of problems. We utilize cutting-edge techniques and technologies to identify and address potential issues proactively.”

At Lewis and Hawn, they take pride in this unique combination of traditional, cutting-edge dentistry, and a more preventative holistic approach. It is through these advanced techniques that they can help optimize oral health while also considering the broader picture of overall well-being.

The team at Lewis and Hawn take the time to engage in discussion to help determine the individual needs of each patient they serve. And when care is needed, they have the latest technologies to provide the best care possible through the use of cone beam technology (a 3D X-ray that improves diagnostic abilities), digital impression (no more GOOEY impressions), CEREC technology

(enables them to make crowns in just a few minutes, eliminating the need for temporaries) and more. They provide advanced care through implant surgeries, laser technologies, orthodontics and clear aligners, TMD/headache/migraine treatments, and cosmetic and smile makeover therapies. “If a patient wants to ‘try a new smile,’ we can place temporary veneers so they can really see what a new smile would like — before they commit to treatment,” Dr. Hawn adds.

In addition to high quality, traditional dental care, they also evaluate the airway, joints, facial development, sleep, and tongue mobility. “We take an airway-focused perspective, recognizing its impact on issues like grinding, headaches, migraines, poor sleep, sleep apnea, decay and a lot more,” Dr. Hawn states. “Treating airway concerns early is so crucial. Instead of waiting until the baby teeth fall out, if the airway is undersized, it can be treated right then.” With the use of a rhinometer, they can map out the size of the airway to determine if their development is on track or needs a boost. Dr. Hawn has seen first hand through expansion orthodontics on all three of his children just how powerful this interceptive care can truly be.

It is this portion of dentistry — the airway-focused approaches — where Dr. Hawn believes he can make the biggest impact

in the health and well-being of his patients. “Treatments can occur at almost any age, young children and older adults. And every patient’s situation is so different,” he explains. “Sometimes they just need an oral appliance that can be run through their medical insurance to help their sleep; other times they had teeth taken out previously and now their jaw and airway is compromised, and we remodel the jaw to a more normal size. Or we see a child whose tongue isn’t functioning properly, working against them and hindering the full development of their jaws. So, we focus on proper resting tongue posture and jaw expansion, which can increase airway size, decrease tonsil size and improve sleep quality.”

Dr. Hawn goes on to explain that the airway part of the practice is a huge passion of his. “It is so rewarding seeing an adult patient who hasn't gotten good sleep for years finally be able to get quality sleep. They’re a new person! Or the child who has bags under their eyes, who is snoring, restless and acting out, and finally gets the sleep they need — which can change the trajectory of their life.

“The simple act of breathing through your nose can greatly improve overall health. It can help with the immune system, nervous system, decrease blood pressure by releasing nitric oxide along with many other benefits. Some people simply cannot breathe through their nose, and with new technologies, we can better assess the airway and see if we can help.”

For those looking for a high-quality dental office that can help improve oral health, or looking to address, evaluate and treat the airway, Dr. Hawn invites you to reach out to start the journey of full oral health and well-being.

2025 Pine Street | Sandpoint, Idaho

208.265.4558 | SandpointDentists.com Instagram and Facebook @lewishawndental

Health & Beauty

DISCOVER THE POWER OF NATURAL TECHNIQUES FOR HORMONAL BALANCE

Hormones are the chemical messengers that orchestrate numerous physiological processes in our bodies, influencing everything from mood and metabolism to reproduction and growth. Achieving hormonal balance is crucial for overall health and well-being, yet many individuals struggle with hormonal imbalances at various stages of life. While conventional medical treatments exist, a growing number of people are turning to holistic approaches to restore equilibrium to their hormonal systems. It’s time to explore holistic methods for balancing hormones in both men and women.

Understanding Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalance occurs when there’s either too much or too little of a particular hormone circulating in the body. This imbalance can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain or loss, mood swings, irregular menstruation, decreased libido, and more. Factors such as stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and aging can all contribute to hormonal disruptions.

Holistic Approaches for Hormonal Balance

Diet and Nutrition: A cornerstone of holistic hormone balance is adopting a diet rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods. Focus on consuming plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Consider making modifications to your diet to incorporate foods that support hormone production and metabolism, such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale), fatty fish (salmon, mackerel), nuts and seeds, fiber (fortified cereals, oats, chia seeds) and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (flaxseeds, chia seeds).

Stress Management: Chronic stress can disrupt hormone levels, particularly cortisol, the body’s primary stress hormone. Practicing stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises and spending time in nature can help lower cortisol levels and promote hormonal balance.

Regular Exercise: Physical activity is essential for maintaining healthy hormone levels. Aim for a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training and flexibility exercises to support overall well-being. Exercise helps regulate insulin levels, reduce inflammation and promote the release of endorphins, which can positively impact hormone balance.

Adequate Sleep: Sleep plays a vital role in hormone regulation, with disruptions in sleep patterns often leading to hormonal imbalances. For proper sleep hygiene, aim for seven to nine hours of quality sleep per night to support hormone production, repair and rejuvenation. Establish a regular sleep schedule, create a relaxing bedtime routine and optimize your sleep environment for restful slumber.

Herbal Remedies and Supplements: Certain herbs and supplements have been used for centuries to promote hormonal balance. Examples include:

• Adaptogens: Herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola and holy basil help the body adapt to stress and support overall hormonal health.

• Vitex: Also known as chasteberry, vitex is commonly used to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate symptoms of PMS.

Melasma Pro tips to prevent and treat

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Refined Aesthetics Med Spa, pllc SandpointMedSpa.com

215 Cedar St., Sandpoint

Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by dark patches on the face, particularly in areas exposed to the sun. Consistency is key when preventing and treating melasma, and it is essential to follow a skin-care routine and consult an aesthetic provider for personalized advice and treatment options. For those looking to prevent and treat melasma, follow these tips:

Sun protection is key: Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days. Reapply every two hours and seek shade during peak sun hours.

Use gentle skin care: Avoid harsh products that may irritate the skin and trigger melasma. Opt for gentle cleansers and moisturizers suitable for your skin type.

Avoid triggers: Certain factors like hormonal changes, pregnancy and certain medications can worsen melasma. Additionally, heat can exacerbate the condition. Avoid saunas, steam rooms and unprotected sun exposure.

Seek professional treatments: Aesthetic providers may recommend treatments like chemical peels or topical creams containing ingredients like hydroquinone, retinoids or azelaic acid.

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• Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and support hormonal balance.

• Magnesium: This essential mineral plays a crucial role in hormone production and may help alleviate symptoms of PMS and menopause.

Hormone Testing and Monitoring: For those experiencing persistent symptoms of hormonal imbalance, hormone testing can provide valuable insights into specific hormone levels and imbalances. This information allows individuals to tailor their holistic approach to address their unique hormonal needs effectively.

Balancing hormones is essential for optimal health and well-being, and holistic approaches offer a natural and effective way to achieve hormonal equilibrium. By addressing factors such as diet, stress, exercise, sleep and supplementation, individuals can support their body’s innate ability to balance hormones naturally and promote overall wellness.

FOR PROPER SLEEP HYGIENE, AIM FOR SEVEN TO NINE HOURS OF QUALITY SLEEP PER NIGHT TO SUPPORT HORMONE PRODUCTION, REPAIR AND REJUVENATION.

AAGING BETTER IN-HOME CARE

AAging Better In-Home Care is one of the Inland Northwest’s largest and most trusted providers of quality and affordable in-home, non-medical health care services for seniors, veterans and the disabled of all ages. From home care, respite care, private duty and custom care, visit their website for a full list of available services.

813 Pine St. Ste. B Sandpoint

208.263.7889

AAgingBetter.com

BONNER GENERAL HEALTH

Sandpoint’s “Hometown Hospital,” BGH is a 25-bed critical access hospital and health care network of outpatient clinics and services serving Sandpoint and the surrounding region. For their full list of clinics and services provided, visit their website.

520 N. Third Ave.

Sandpoint

208.263.1441

BonnerGeneral.org

LEWIS & HAWN DENTAL: MORE THAN JUST TEETH

At Lewis & Hawn, their goal is for their patients to love to smile. From sameday crowns, implants and invisalign, to veneers, TMJ treatments, sleep apnea and snoring therapies, and more, call today. Accepting new patients.

2025 W. Pine St. Sandpoint

208.265.4558

SandpointDentists.com

MISSI BALISON FITNESS

Missi Balison, a personal trainer, exercise physiologist and certified precision nutrition coach, is the owner of Missi Balison Fitness, a women’s boutique fitness studio offering fitness, nutrition, coaching and massage. Voted Sandpoint’s “Finest Gym” five years running.

1250 Gooby Rd. Sandpoint 208.290.2081

MissiBalisonFitness.com

7B-IV TRINITY WELLNESS CENTER

At 7B-IV Trinity Wellness Center, their team is dedicated to delivering accessible IV infusion therapy to help your body relax, recover and rejuvenate, while providing you a revitalizing experience that promotes feelings of wellness from everyday strain. Additional services include Halotherapy, Infrared Sauna Therapy, Red Light Be Therapy and Hormone Replacement Therapy.

420 N. Second Ave. Sandpoint 208.217.1877 7B-IV.com

Summer Fitness Fun

Stay active and energized all season long

Maximize the summer months by staying active outdoors! Swap indoor workouts for activities like beach yoga, paddleboarding, or cycling along scenic trails. Make the most of the longer daylight hours by scheduling early morning or evening workouts to beat the heat. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and enjoy the natural beauty around you as you prioritize your health and fitness in the great outdoors.

Alleviate More than Stress with Massage Therapy

Massage therapy offers more than just relaxation — it can also play a role in balancing hormones. Through various techniques, massage stimulates the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, reducing cortisol levels and promoting the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine. This can help alleviate stress and anxiety, which are common contributors to hormonal imbalances. Additionally, massage may directly target specific hormone-regulating glands, such as the pituitary gland, promoting better hormone production and regulation throughout the body.

NATURAL FITNESS

Success starts today with Natural Fitness. Locally owned and operated, with two convenient locations (Sandpoint and Ponderay), members will enjoy 24/7 access to both facilities, the best in equipment selection, personal training, tanning bed and infrared sauna, and free Wi-Fi.

1103 W. Superior St. Sandpoint 208.263.0676

NaturalFitnessGym.com

REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA

At Refined Aesthetics, their focus is to enhance one’s natural beauty and leave him/her feeling more confident. Dedicated to enhancing the lives of their patients, both men and women, they utilize the most advanced treatments, products and techniques.

215 Cedar St. Sandpoint 208.304.7535

SandpointMedSpa.com

SIGNATURE AESTHETICS

Providing a holistic approach to aesthetics, health and wellness for 15 years, Signature Aesthetics specializes in injectables, fillers, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, lasers, vascular treatments, skin peels, wellness, and pain management.

1202 N. Division Ave.

Sandpoint 208.627.6869

SignatureAesthetics.com

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S

Shriner’s Children’s in Spokane provides pediatric specialty care. Shriner’s experienced care team brings hope and healing, and are driven to make lives richer, easier and less complex for children and families in Washington, Idaho and beyond.

911 W. 5th Ave.

Spokane

509.455.7844

ShrinersSpokane.org

Elegance, Relaxation and Healing on the Shores of Lake Pend Oreille

WILDFLOWER SPA AT SEASONS

Keisch Berrey was drawn to embark on her journey of equine massage for rodeos when she discovered that Washington state had requirements that one must be a licensed massage therapist (LMT) before continuing education units (CEU) for animal massage. While working to become licensed as a massage therapist, Keisch developed a love for working with people with injuries. She moved from Washington state to North Idaho, where she has been doing massage since 2005.

More than a decade later, in 2016, Keisch had the opportunity to purchase Wildflower Spa. “This was my chance to try my hand at entrepreneurial business while still enjoying working on clients too!” she reflects. “The original lady who owned Wildflower, Dauray Tannahill, believed in me and offered me this amazing opportunity.”

Wildflower Spa was originally established in downtown Sandpoint before moving to its current location at 424 Sandpoint Avenue overlooking beautiful Lake Pend Oreille. “I had originally worked as an LMT at the Spa at Seasons, and the space was sitting empty,” Keisch explains. “I loved the location and was able to move Wildflower there in 2017.

Wildflower Spa at Seasons is proud to be an Avedaconcept spa and salon that provides an elegant, relaxing and healing atmosphere for their clients. They offer specific Aveda services, from Chakra balancing and stress-fix massage to Tulasara antiaging facials, and all of their hair color is Aveda.

“We also offer amazing natural nail services that we incorporate Aveda products into,” Keisch adds.

The highly skilled massage therapists, estheticians, hairstylists and nail technicians value their guests and go above and beyond for each individual, supporting and encouraging one another, which results not only in a great team but a beautiful environment to be in for everyone. The highly trained staff and consistent high-quality services, paired with superior products, ensures guests will be treated with exceptional care. They were voted Sandpoint’s Finest Spa Services for 2023.

Wildflower incorporates a spiritual aspect into their services based on the Navajo quote, “In beauty may we walk.” As Keisch explains, “Aveda has deep roots in India; the founder, Horst Rechelbacher, journeyed there and created Aveda based on Ayurvedic principles. We believe in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty into their lives to feel and be their best selves.”

Keisch finds much fulfillment in her work and that of her team, but most rewarding is having guests who have shown her love and support for so many years. “Seeing repeat clients is incredibly rewarding, especially here in our beautiful small community,” she says. Outside of work, Keisch is blessed to have her four amazing children; her most rewarding accomplishment in her life.

If you’re looking to wrap yourself in elegance, relaxation and healing on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Keisch invites you to stop by the spa or call today to schedule an appointment.

Wildflower Spa at Seasons 424 Sandpoint Avenue, Suite 300 Sandpoint, Idaho 208.263.1103

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Shop, Stay & Play

… in Bonner County this summer!

Summer Escapes

Sandpoint, Idaho — a gem nestled in Bonner County, where summer brings an explosion of activities, flavors and experiences that draw both locals and visitors into its vibrant embrace. This is the season where the days stretch long under the golden sun, the lake shimmers invitingly and the entire region pulses with warmth and adventurous energy. As you plan out the perfect summer, be sure to check out these Sandpoint staples.

Shop

Start your Sandpoint summer exploration at the heart of the Sandpoint Shopping District on First Avenue, where the shops bloom with seasonal vibrancy. Pop into Monarch Mountain Coffee for a refreshing iced coffee to energize your shopping spree. Next door, Barrel 33 offers an eclectic array of wines and spirits, perfect for finding that special bottle to celebrate the long summer evenings. Don’t miss Heart Bowls for a healthy treat; their acai and smoothie bowls are a delightful way to cool down.

For those looking for unique fashion and home décor, Eve’s Leaves and Grace and Joy Clothing Co. continue to be local favorites, featuring the latest in summer styles and accessories.

Pend d’Oreille Winery not only offers exquisite wines but also hosts summer wine tasting events that showcase the best of local viticulture. It’s a shopping experience that promises both the flavors and craftsmanship of Sandpoint.

Play

Sandpoint’s summer calendar is packed with activities that cater to any taste. The 219 Lounge is the go-to place for live music and cold drinks on a warm night. Their summer lineup features everything from local bands to renowned artists. Outdoor enthusiasts will find their haven at City Beach, where the lake invites swimming, volleyball, or simply lounging by the water. The beach is a family favorite, providing a perfect setting for a day under the sun. The

Seize the summer in Sandpoint

Embrace Summer Adventures: Sandpoint comes alive in the summer with a plethora of outdoor activities. Dive into Lake Pend Oreille for water sports like kayaking or boating. Explore hiking trails or enjoy a leisurely bike ride amidst the stunning natural scenery.

Attend Summer Festivals: Experience the vibrant energy of Sandpoint's summer festivals. Don't miss the Festival at Sandpoint, Sandpoint Summerfest, Sandpoint Renaissance Faire, Summer Sampler, ArtWalk and more!

Savor Summer Flavors: Delight in the tastes of summer with farm-fresh produce and locally crafted treats. Visit the farmers market to sample juicy fruits and vegetables, and dine al fresco at restaurants showcasing seasonal ingredients. Cool off with refreshing beverages from local breweries and wineries.

Alpine Shop is one of the largest watersports and snow sports outfitters in the Inland Northwest. Offering both a downtown location and shop at Schweitzer, they make it easy to find what you’re looking for, no matter the season.

Downtown Sandpoint | 208.263.5157

Schweitzer Village | 208.255.1660

AlpineShopSandpoint.com

BEST WESTERN EDGEWATER RESORT

The Best Western Edgewater Resort is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Free internet access, business center, superior customer service, cleanliness and value, your needs will be met beyond your expectations.

56 Bridge Street

Sandpoint

208.263.3194

BestWestern.com

CEDAR STREET BRIDGE

Located in downtown Sandpoint, the Cedar Street Bridge offers the public a unique marketplace filled with boutique shops, restaurants and local artisans. It’s a perfect stop to shop indoors and avoid the wet spring weather.

334 N. First Ave.

Sandpoint

208.304.7383

BONNER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

Museum exhibits immerse visitors in local history dating back to the ice age floods, the early days of the Kalispel and Kootenai people, the fur trade, steamboat era, log drives and stump ranches. Learn about the early beginnings of the small logging, mining, agriculture and railroad communities.

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint

208.263.2344

BonnerCountyHistory.org

TALUS ROCK RETREAT

Escape to Talus Rock Retreat for your special getaway. Rented by the room or in its entirety, this peaceful villa is perfectly situated on an 18-acre wilderness playground and only 1 mile from downtown Sandpoint!

291 Syringa Heights Rd.

Sandpoint

208.255.8458

TalusRockRetreat.com

TIN ROOF DESIGN STUDIO

Elevate your every day with the Tin Roof. Stop in the Sandpoint Design Studio, where you will find furniture, art and decor, lighting and rugs, plus top-notch design services. They’ll help make your dream look a reality.

120 S. Second Ave.

Sandpoint

208.254.4060

TinRoofFurniture.com

District livens up the night with its modern approach to dining and entertainment. Located in the heart of Sandpoint, it’s a fabulous spot to wrap up a day with a fine meal and creative cocktails.

Stay

Sandpoint’s accommodations shine especially bright in the summer. Schweitzer Mountain Resort transitions from snowy ski village to rugged mountain town, revealing lush green trails ideal for hiking and mountain biking. The resort’s lodgings provide a comfortable retreat after a day of adventure, complete with stunning views of the valley and lake below.

The Edgewater Resort, nestled along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, offers guests the unique pleasure of waking up to waterfront views. Its proximity to downtown makes it a perfect spot for those who want to be close to the city’s summer nightlife and dining.

For a secluded escape, Talus Rock Retreat envelops its guests in luxury amidst a backdrop of natural beauty. This hideaway is ideal for those seeking tranquility within a stone’s throw of Sandpoint’s lively summer scene.

Sandpoint thrives on its ability to merge relaxation with adventure. From the laid-back rhythms of beach life to the exhilarating trails of Schweitzer Mountain, the town offers a spectrum of summer delights. Dive into the shops that offer more than just goods, indulge in activities that fill the heart, and stay in places that promise a respite from the ordinary.

Sandpoint isn’t just a summer destination — it’s a way of life. Embrace the unique, the serene and the unforgettable in Sandpoint this summer, where every visit is a chapter in your story of exploration.

Food, Fun, Drinks & More Food, Fun, Drinks & More

Enjoy the flavors of North Idaho

When the sun graces North Idaho with its warm embrace and clears the skies, it’s an invitation to escape the ordinary and embark on a culinary voyage right here at home. While your neighborhood favorites beckon, consider venturing a little further to uncover the culinary treasures crafted by our local chefs.

Stretching across North Idaho, from Bonners Ferry to Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and beyond, a wealth of locally owned dining establishments await, accompanied by familiar national chains. Both locals and visitors are treated to a delectable spectrum, ranging from the comfort of homegrown flavors to international tastes that could transport you halfway around the globe.

In this culinary landscape, menus reflect North Idaho’s cultural roots, championing local farmers and purveyors whenever possible. You can savor American classics, Southern comfort, Cajun spice and French finesse, or traverse Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines. The options are as abundant as they are diverse.

With a meticulous eye for detail and a dedication to lasting craftsmanship, we offer a diverse array of services. From crafting custom creations and engagement rings to providing our own unique jewelry line, we cater to every taste. Our expertise also includes precise jewelry repair, ensuring each piece retains its beauty and strength. Blending modern and organic elements, our designs captivate with their timeless beauty.

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CRAFTING TIMELESS

Perched on the hillside overlooking Lake Pend Oreille is a unique vacation destination like no other.

Mountain View Hot Tub Fire Pit

Accommodates Six 5 Min. to Garfield Bay 15-20 Min. to Sandpoint

Close to mountain biking, hiking, boating and skiing

A Local Fave

JUNE 27

Sandpoint’s Summer Sampler

Each summer, the community and visitors alike are invited to Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint to sample the best Sandpoint has to offer at the annual Summer Sampler! Always held the fourth Thursday in June, this year’s event is “tentatively” set for Thursday, June 27. From 5 to 8pm, this is your opportunity to sample epicurean delights from talented local chefs, along with libations. There will also be live music, giveaways, and fun for the whole family. For upto-date details as the event nears, visit SandpointChamber.org and click on “Events.”

Seasonal Drink Recipe

• 2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed

• 1 cup sparkling water

• 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

• Mint leaves and lemon wedge for garnish

In a blender, puree the watermelon cubes until smooth. Strain the watermelon puree through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any pulp.

In a pitcher, combine the strained watermelon juice, sparkling water and fresh lime juice. Stir well to mix the ingredients.

Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the watermelon cooler over the ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedge and serve immediately for a refreshing taste of summer!

Three Tips for Hosting the Perfect Cookout

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Plan Your Menu: Consider dietary preferences, aim for variety with grilled meats, salads, sides, and include vegetarian and vegan options.

Create a Relaxing Atmosphere: Arrange ample seating, use decor like string lights and tablecloths, and provide both shaded and sunny areas.

Keep the Drinks Flowing: Offer chilled lemonade, iced tea and fruit-infused water, and stock up on ice and coolers to keep drinks cold.

219 LOUNGE

Sandpoint’s hometown full-service bar for more than 80 years, customers are treated to exceptionally skilled bartenders serving up classic cocktails, 20 craft beers on tap and a unique wine list. Unwind with entertainment including pool, foosball, live music and more!

219 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.5673 | 219.bar

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics downtown offers topnotch, made-from-scratch organic, glutenfree food and drinks. Everything from their acai bowls, wraps and melts, soups, salads and quinoa bowls to their juices and smoothies showcase their passion.

117 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

CityBeachOrganics.com

FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily, Fiesta Bonita’s menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay 208.263.6174

PEND D’OREILLE WINERY

Pend d’Oreille Winery tasting room in downtown Sandpoint features Pend d’Oreille Winery wines by the glass or bottle, artisan pizza and delicious bites, all paired with live music/piano, local art and handcrafted gifts. The perfect place to unwind.

301 Cedar St. | Sandpoint 208.265.8545 | POWINE.com

CHICKS TERIYAKI

Looking for the best teriyaki in the Pacific Northwest? You’ll find it in Ponderay at Chicks Teriyaki. Open for lunch and dinner, they invite you to come try their selection of teriyaki bowls and sandwiches today! Customer favorites include the Chicks Teriyaki Bowl, Teriyaki Sandwich and the Bang Bang Chicken. 476864 US 95 | Ponderay 208.597.7091

ChicksTeriyaki.com

SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT & BAR

Proudly offering something for everyone, specialties include chicken fried steak, smoked prime rib, bison ribs, and grilled PB&J and bacon sandwiches, and a full bar. All menu items are reasonably priced, fresh and made to order.

477272 US-95, Ponderay 208.263.1381

6915 E. Athol Crossing Rd. | Athol 208.561.9496 SweetLousIdaho.com

HEART BOWLS

A plant-based cafe serving up smiles, island vibes and healthy, happy food, Heart Bowls specializes in açaí bowls, smoothies, coffee and espresso drinks, rice bowls and salads, breakfast sandwiches, avocado toasts, and delicious gluten-free baked goods! Stop in for breakfast or lunch.

102 S. First Ave. | Sandpoint 208.304.7631 | HeartBowls.com

113 MAIN

Open for happy hour and dinner, 113 Main’s cuisine exudes modern scratch American. Everything is made in-house with a menu featuring in-season vegetables and proteins that changes with the season. The full-service bar highlights amazing craft cocktails with fresh fruits, house-made simple syrups, fresh squeezed juices, and various garnishes from candied blood oranges to edible flowers.

113 Main St. Sandpoint

208.946.5309

JALAPEÑOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Fresh and unique, Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant in downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of many for over 25 years for its delicious, quality Mexican cuisine. Whether it’s Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there is something for everyone here.

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint 208.263.2995

SandpointJalapenos.com

EVANS BROTHERS COFFEE ROASTERS

Located in downtown Sandpoint’s historic Granary Arts District, this cafe serves espresso, rotating pour-overs, drip coffee, exclusive reserve coffees, loose leaf organic teas, locally baked organic and gluten-free pasties, breakfast burritos, and more!

524 Church St. | Sandpoint 208.265.5553 | EvansBrothersCoffee.com

Heart Bowls prides themselves on being the only establishment in Sandpoint that is 100 percent dairy-free, egg-free and plant-based, and everything they serve can be made gluten-free. “My team and I believe that we have the opportunity to serve and heal our community every day with the foods we serve. We see food and hospitality as medicine, and we actively work toward creating a safe, loving and inclusive space for all people,” says Katie Adams, owner.

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Ingredients

• Assorted cured meats (such as prosciutto, salami and chorizo)

• Variety of cheeses (such as aged cheddar, brie and gouda)

• Fresh fruits (such as grapes, strawberries and sliced apples)

• Assorted nuts (such as almonds, cashews and walnuts)

• Olives and pickles for a salty kick

• Crackers and sliced baguette for serving

• Optional: honey, fig jam and/or mustard for dipping

• Sweets (such as yogurt-covered pretzels, chocolate-covered raisins and dried fruit)

• Fresh herbs for garnish

Method

• Begin with a large wooden board or platter.

• Start by placing small piles of cured meats around the board, folding them to create attractive shapes.

• Next, add wedges, slices or cubes of your favorite cheeses, spacing them evenly throughout the board.

• Fill in the gaps with fresh fruits, such as clusters of grapes, halved strawberries and thinly sliced apples.

• Scatter assorted nuts and sweets around the board for crunch and texture.

• Add olives and pickles to provide a savory contrast to the meats and cheeses.

• Arrange crackers and sliced baguette alongside the other ingredients, ensuring there’s plenty of space for guests to assemble their own bites.

• For added flair, drizzle honey over the cheeses, spread fig jam on crackers and/or offer mustard for dipping the meats.

• Garnish with fresh herbs

• Serve the charcuterie platter at your summer event and watch as guests indulge in this delicious and visually appealing spread. Enjoy!

SUMMER DELIGHT Charcuterie Platter

Summer 2024

Visit LongBridgeSwim.org today to register for the 29th annual Long Bridge Swim in Sandpoint. Always the first Saturday of August, this year marks the 29th year of this beloved annual swim. Swimmers everywhere are welcome to come and participate in this special event crossing magnificent Lake Pend Oreille and enjoy the camaraderie with swimmers of all ages and abilities. This 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille is one of the Northwest’s premier open-water events. Because it parallels the namesake Long Bridge into Sandpoint, it offers the unique chance for friends and family of swimmers to follow along the swim course from the bridge.

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Sandpoint Renaissance Faire

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17th Annual CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo

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4th Annual IdaHOPE Classic

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Sandpoint Summer Sampler

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The Art Party

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17th Annual Chafe 150 Gran Fondo

Set for Saturday, June 15, the Chafe 150 bike race, presented by the Sandpoint Rotary, offers 150-, 80-, 40- and 25-mile road rides and 55- and, new in 2024, 75-mile gravel routes. There is also the family fun ride for everyone of all ages to enjoy. The afterride party, held at City Beach Park from 2 to 8pm, concludes the day and includes prizes, food, a beer and wine garden, and music. Riders, their friends and family, and the entire community are invited to attend. Register online at Chafe150.org.

4th Annual IdaHOPE Classic

A celebration of hope, generosity and community spirit the annual IdaHOPE Classic returns to The Idaho Club June 17! Hosted by The Community Resource EnVision Center, your participation directly impacts lives by bringing hope to those who need it most. Up to 30 teams can participate in the golf scramble, starting at 11:30am, which will be followed by dinner, raffle and an award ceremony. Register online at CRECidaho.com.

The Summer Sampler brings Sandpoint’s finest restaurants and caterers to Farmin Park, where the town comes out to sample their way through a variety of epicurean delights from many talented local chefs. The event also includes libations, live music, giveaways and fun for the whole family. Always held on the fourth Thursday in June, this year’s event is scheduled for June 27. Find out more at SandpointChamber.org. 15 17 27

2024 Sandpoint Summer Sampler

20th Annual Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show

An event of the Inland Empire Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Society, beautiful wooden and classic boats are docked along the boardwalk along Sand Creek in downtown Sandpoint. Friday is the launch and moorage noon to 5pm, followed by the Welcome Aboard Dinner from 6 to 9pm; the Sandpoint boat show kicks off at 10am Saturday, with the Sand Creek boat parade beginning at 3pm; Sunday features a breakfast and boat and float for participants. For the full weekend event lineup, visit InlandEmpireACBS.com/clubevents.

2024 Northwest Winefest

Returning July 20-21, Schweitzer’s Northwest Winefest is a family friendly event that continues to draw crowds year after year. Throughout the two days, there’s wine tasting (for the adults of course!), as well as live music, food trucks and vendors, and a whole lot more! Ticket holders will enjoy access to 10 tasting tents and 20 wineries (80 different wine options!) sourced locally and within the Northwest region, lively local vendor booths showcasing their creations, a variety of food trucks, as well as additional merchandise available for sale. Additional details can be found at Schweitzer.com.

41st Annual Festival at Sandpoint

It’s the summer concert series that has been bringing the community and visitors together year after year. 2024 marks the 41st annual Festival at Sandpoint, which returns to War Memorial Field July 25 through August 4. And the lineup is one that is sure to get audiences on their feet, with acts this year to include Blues Traveler, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Big Boi, Lee Brice, Jason Mraz & The Superband, and more! To view this year’s performers and purchase tickets, visit FestivalatSandpoint.com.

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Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Bonner County Fair

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Taste of the Stars

Join the Festival at Sandpoint for Taste of the Stars: Wine, Beer and Liquor Tasting event. Held the evening of the last day of the festival, sample pours from the finest wineries, breweries and distilleries from across the Inland Northwest at this twohour unlimited tasting event, all for a great cause. Presented by and benefiting the Festival at Sandpoint, this year’s event is set for 5 to 7pm Sunday, August 4. Additional details can be found online at FestivalatSandpoint.com/tos.

Pend Oreille Art Council’s 52nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Free to attend, don’t miss Pend Oreille Arts Council’s (POAC) 52nd annual Arts & Crafts Fair in downtown Sandpoint on Second Avenue and Main Street. Held 9am to 5pm Saturday, August 10, and 9am to 4pm Sunday, August 11, the streets come alive with artists booths and food vendors, with artwork including sculpture, ceramics, metal, fiber, metal, photography, paintings, mixed media, wood, crafts and more. All proceeds go directly to support POAC’s programs in visual and performing arts and art education for the benefit of the community. Additional details can be found at ArtinSandpoint.org.

Artists’ Studio Tour

Hosted by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, the annual Artists’ Studio Tour returns August 30 through September 1. From 10am to 4pm each day, the community is invited to visit participating artists’ studios throughout the area. Enjoy a summer day discovering new art while having the opportunity to visit the working studios of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters, glass artists and more! Set your own schedule as you explore the works of familiar favorites and new artists. The tour is free of charge. Find out more online at ArtinSandpoint.org.

7B Moving

Helping customers begin the next chapter of their lives

If you’re on the move this summer and looking for a reliable, trustworthy mover, look no further than 7B Moving. The number one white-glove moving service in the Sandpoint area, friends and owners Maurice “Mo” Luster and Aaron McKay tailor their wide range of services to each client they serve.

Aaron has been in the industry since 2006, most recently as a crew lead and over-the-road driver, whereas Mo has been in the game since 2015, working his way from a mover to operations manager. “I love helping others start new chapters in their lives, along with the manual labor that goes along with it,” reflects Mo. “With the moving business, it is always new and enjoyable work.”

Today, he and Aaron are the proud owners of 7B Moving, which they purchased in the summer of 2023.

“We own AllStar Pro Movers in Coeur d’Alene, and we learned that 7B Moving was for sale,” Mo shares. “We love the Sandpoint area, and we were already looking to expand AllStar to Sandpoint, so we reached out to the owners. Instead of expanding, we decided it was a better fit to buy a local company — and we purchased 7B Moving.”

With wonderful owners and an experienced crew who aim to put their clients first, the team at 7B Moving is a family, who work together seamlessly to ensure a stress-free move for all who call on them.

Whether you're moving your home, office or business — locally or out of state (to or from Sandpoint) — 7B Moving’s experienced team of professionals prides themselves on attention to detail, reliability and a personalized approach to every move, complemented by honesty, integrity and transparency. From packing and loading to transportation and unpacking, they handle it all, ensuring a stress-free and efficient moving experience.

“We love to hear from our clients about their experience with us and our ability to have our clients have a hassle-free move into their new chapter of life,” Aaron notes.

7B Moving was voted the “Best of 2024” Moving Company by The Business Journal of North Idaho, a true reflection of the top-notch services provided by its owners and their team members. “This is a testament to our dedication to our clients and our families, and without our crews, this wouldn’t be possible,” Mo shares. “We strive to make our business better and improve every day.”

Aaron has called North Idaho home since 1996, and Mo since 2014 — and both agree this is one of the best places either of them has

ever lived. “North Idaho is the most beautiful place.This area and the scenery are absolutely stunning! To have the ability to help people into new chapters of their life here has been rewarding.”

If you are looking for a reliable moving company with top-notch guys who put their clients’ needs first, and get the job done right every time, call or email Mo and Aaron at 7B Moving today.

Open for business 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday; providing senior, health care and military discounts.

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208.290.2435

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"Best moving experience ever! Maurice and Aaron really know how to handle business. Highly recommend to anyone looking to make a move easier!" - L. Durant

"The team at 7B Moving made my recent move seamless. They provide excellent customer service and professionalism!" - S. Kittrell

"If you want a professional team to take care of your stuff, these are your guys! Excellent service, and they get the job done — and do it exceptionally well."

- T. Miller

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Explore Sandpoint’s Art Scene

Dive into the vibrant art scene in Sandpoint with a visit to the Pend Oreille Arts Council Gallery, which showcases works from local and regional artists. Attend one of the many ArtWalks that take place throughout the summer, offering a festive atmosphere with street music and unique local art on display. It’s an excellent way to engage with the community and experience the rich cultural tapestry of Sandpoint. Visit ArtinSandpoint.org for more information.

Get Out on the Water

Here are some of the best locations to kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard in Sandpoint and the surrounding area in Bonner County, perfect for summer adventures.

Lake Pend Oreille

• Eagle Boat Launch and Buttonhook Bay: Ideal starting points for paddlers, located at Farragut State Park. These spots offer easy access to the lake and a scenic paddle to Steamboat Rock, with opportunities to see local wildlife like mountain goats near Bernard Peak.

• Garfield Bay to Green Bay: This route provides a serene paddle experience with beautiful rocky shorelines and stony beaches, perfect for a picnic or a swim.

• Boyer Slough: Accessible from Sandpoint City Beach, this route offers a gentle paddle experience with beautiful views, best enjoyed when the lake is at full pool to avoid rough conditions due to wind.

Clark Fork Delta

• Known for its diverse water channels and rich wildlife, paddlers can explore numerous sloughs, channels and backwaters. Start from Johnson Creek Access Area or Clark Fork Drift Yard for a journey through the delta's peaceful waters, surrounded by an abundance of birds and aquatic life.

Hope Area

• Launch from the Hope Boat Basin or Sam Owen Campground to explore the scenic Ellisport Bay and the small islands in the area, such as Warren and Cottage Islands. It's a great spot for more secluded paddling, offering spectacular views and quiet waters.

All these areas are celebrated for their stunning natural beauty and are ideal for paddlers of all skill levels looking for a memorable day on the water. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or trying out paddleboarding for the first time, the diversity of waterways around Sandpoint ensures a perfect match for everyone's preferences.

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• Gold Hill Trail: This popular trail offers spectacular views of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountains. It’s a moderate hike, suitable for most fitness levels.

• Mineral Point Trail: Enjoy a scenic loop that provides stunning lakeside views, perfect for a family outing or a peaceful solo hike.

• Mickinnick Trail: Challenge yourself with this 7-mile round-trip hike that rewards you with breathtaking views from the top. It’s a bit strenuous but well worth the effort.

Let’s Go Golfing!

The Idaho Club

Home to Idaho’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, The Idaho Club offers a world-class golf experience amidst the natural beauty of the Moose Mountain and Lower Pack River landscape. The 18-hole championship course caters to all ability levels and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains. 151 Clubhouse Way, Sandpoint, ID

Sandpoint Elks Golf Course

Sandpoint Elks Golf Course is a public 9-hole course located just outside Sandpoint, offering a more casual golf experience with its scenic views and laid-back atmosphere. Hwy 200 E, Sandpoint, ID

The Ranch Club

Situated in the charming community of Priest River, this golf course offers a relaxing yet challenging 9-hole experience with lush fairways and well-maintained greens, perfect for players seeking both recreation and competition.

4555 US-2, Priest River, ID

GO FISH! CHARTERS

Offering hands-on, multi-species fishing on Lake Pend Oreille and Clark Fork River, Go Fish! operates year-round and offers custom charters, including sunrise and sunset trips. Charters depart from Sandpoint and Hope.

208.597.5020 GoFishCharters.org

LAKE PEND OREILLE CRUISES

Explore beautiful parts of the lake while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the Islands of Hope, and a view of the south end of the lake with Lake Pend Oreille Cruises.

Spring/Fall: 46820 Hwy 200 E., Hope

Summer: 100 Bridge St., Sandpoint 208.255.5253

LakePendOreilleCruises.com

SANDPOINT FARMERS MARKET

The Sandpoint Farmers Market has returned for the season to downtown’s Farmin Park, nestled among the trees. In addition to an abundance of fresh produce, baked goods, specialty items and more, shoppers will be treated to a free concert in the park each Saturday and most Wednesdays. The 2024 market continues through October 12. SandpointFarmersMarket.com

PINE STREET WOODS

A unique place where people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to be outside, the wide trails welcome strollers and wheelchairs. Nearly a dozen trails make for miles of hiking and biking in the warmer months, or cross-country skiing and fatbiking in the winter.

11915 W. Pine St. Sandpoint 208.263.9471 Kaniksu.org/pinestreetwoods

SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT

With over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, world-class trails and breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille, take advantage of spring skiing nearby in Sandpoint. Schweitzer also boasts cozy accommodations, delectable dining options, a charming village and seasonal events.

10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd. Sandpoint 208.263.9555 Schweitzer.com

WESTERN PLEASURE GUEST RANCH

This historic Sandpoint ranch offers an authentic taste of the American frontier. Stay in cozy log cabins, savor hearty ranch meals, and partake in a myriad of outdoor adventures like horseback riding, cattle drives and guided hikes.

1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd. Sandpoint 208.263.9066 WesternPleasureRanch.com

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

Outdoor experience is Sandpoint’s central hub for the adventure community, offering the finest outdoor gear, rentals and inspiration. Locally owned, they’ve been supplying outdoor enthusiast with a curated assortment of gear and apparel since 1986. Let them help you prepare for your next springtime adventure.

314 N. First Ave., Sandpoint 208.263.6028

OutdoorExperience.us

PEND OREILLE PEDALERS BLUE LAKE RV RESORT

Pend Oreille Pedalers (POP) keeps those in the cycling community connected throughout the year with their club meetings (which kick off on the second Wednesday in April and continue through October), weekly group rides and trail work parties. Be sure to check them out this season.

Jason@pendoreillepedalers.org PendOreillePedalers.org

Your favorite North Idaho destination just 22 miles north of Sandpoint, outdoor activities abound at Blue Lake RV Resort, from the lake to nearby trails and waterfalls. Offering RV, cabins and tent camping. Ready for a spring vacation close to home? Blue Lake RV Resort is waiting for you.

242 Blue Lake Rd., Naples 208.946.3361 Stay@bluelakervresort.com BlueLakeRVResort.com

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“Sandpoint Shopping District”

Downtown Sandpoint has no shortage of unique shops, restaurants and art galleries, and no one does a better job of spotlighting these local businesses than the Facebook page Sandpoint Shopping District.

With nearly 3,000 likes and follows, this page does a great job of spotlighting upcoming events and featuring the people and places that Sandpoint residents and visitors have come to love.

So, if you are looking for the best spot to stay up to date with all the happenings in Sandpoint’s downtown shopping and dining scene, look no further than Sandpoint Shopping District.

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Post and beam custom home with hand scraped solid Cherry Wood floors has all the latest technology provided by Lutron & Savant in air handling systems, security, lighting & water systems $11,900,000

Feet of Water Frontage | Private Beach | Dock & Boat House | 7.4 Acres with stunning Lake & Mountain Views | 13,036 Sq Foot Home | 2,773 Sq Foot Gate House (Connected by underground environmentally controlled Tunnel)

Why Choose Nedra?

BEST-IN-CLASS MARKETING

Bringing her background in journalism and public relations to every interaction, Nedra provides not only her expertise in marketing but pricing strategy, negotiation, strong communication skills, and showcasing properties with best-inclass marketing and luxury branding.

100% ATTENTION

When you work with Nedra, you get her 100% commitment. She’ll answer your messages and calls promptly, and connect with you on all showings. Your home isn’t just another listing to her. She wants to see you to the finish line and won’t stop until that happens.

PROVEN PERFORMANCE

Nedra is a highly successful real estate agent with a proven track record of selling multimillion-dollar homes, as well as cozy family homes and beautiful land in North Idaho. Her dedication to providing exceptional service has earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor in the luxury real estate market.

FEEL GOOD

Experience ultimate relaxation this summer at Wildflower Spa & Salon at Seasons! As an exclusive Aveda Concept Spa in Sandpoint, we offer a full range of spa treatments and boast a private single-chair hair room featuring Aveda Color. Whether you’re joining us solo or with a bridal party or large group, we cater to your needs. Plus, enjoy side-byside massages, complimentary deck space, steam rooms and showers with every appointment. Take in breathtaking lake and mountain views from our balcony as you unwind. In-residence services are also available upon request. Let us take care of everything and leave you feeling absolutely fabulous!

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