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HEALTHY LIVING: HEALTHY TIPS FOR A HEALTHY YOU April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   1

Home Health Services at Bonner General Home Health A S ERVICE



What Our Patients Say: “A note to thank you for helping my reach my goal of walking comfortably after my hip replacement. The nurses and therapist who came to our home were very helpful and encouraging. I appreciate how closely they worked with my doctor. Thank you for your TLC and encouragement.”

Bonner General Home Health understands: There’s No Place Like Home! When you are sick, disabled, growing older, recovering from an illness or an injury or caring for your newborn, no place is more comfortable than your own home and no care is better than that given by family and loved ones. Often, all that’s needed to maintain your health or hasten your recovery is the professional expertise of nurses, therapists or other healthcare specialists. That’s what Home Health Services is all about. Home Health Services delivers quality, compassionate care in the home setting. We work together with you and your physician to meet your healthcare needs. Most insurance plans cover our skilled, intermittent care. Call us at (208) 265-1007. We welcome the opportunity to explain the benefits of home care to you in person, and to provide information specially related to your individual needs. Our services cover Bonner & Boundary Counties.

Our Team: Registered Nurses Physical Therapists Occupational Therapists Medical Social Workers Speech Language Pathologists Certified Home Health Aides

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Fashion Show, & Raffle to support COMMUNITY CANCER SERVICES

SATURDAY 4.20.13 12-1:30 (check in at 11:30)

PANHANDLE STATE BANK BUILDING 414 Church Street • Sandpoint



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Table of Contents


6 Day Wilderness Whitewater Raft Trips “Best wilderness river trip in the country”

Custom Fishing Gourmet Meals Top Guides



09  Cornerstone Physical Therapy Consult your Physical Therapist About the Benefits of Swimming

10  Good News

Spring for Teens


13  Business Spotlight Les Schwab Tire Center

15  Best of Sandpoint

Sandpoint’s Best Businesses


17  Business Spotlight Rust Enterprises

18  Home Improvement Winter Thaw Leaves Homes Vulnerable to Pests

19  Financial Focus

Saving Early Can Help Parents Achieve College Savings Success



26  Hometown Experts

56  Calendar of Events

50  Weekend Getaway

58  Explore Ponderay

Your Local Business Experts Spokane, Washington

52  Paw Prints

Prevent Pets from Bringing Fleas and Ticks Home

55  Idaho Gives

Willing to Lend a Helping Hand?

April Events

Local Ponderay Businesses

About the Cover

Sandpoint is a community that embraces children and families. We also love to celebrate the arrival of springtime. This picture embodies the joy that is felt in our community with the hope and joy that spring brings upon us. Go out and enjoy many adventures which are right outside your front door! April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   7

is brought to you by If you would like to advertise with us please call 208.290.4959 or email To submit articles, photos, nominations and events email us at Advertising/Sales Jessica Kimble 208.290.4959 Advertising/Sales Karen Garrison 208.255.9145 Editor/Sales Patty Hutchens 208.290.6553 Graphic Design Whitney Howard Jessica Herbig Events/Accounting Kim Russo CEO Steve Russo Photography Jason Duchow Staci Bailey Photography The #1 distributed magazine in Sandpoint. Living Local Magazine is published monthly and distributed as a free publication throughout Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Dover Bay, Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Rathdrum and the Spokane Valley. Opinions expressed in articles or advertisements do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher. Living Local Magazine is not responsible for omissions or information that has been misrepresented to the magazine. Living Local Magazine is produced and published by Like-Media and no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted without the permission of the publisher.

I hope you enjoyed our first edition of the new Sandpoint Living Local that launched just last month. We have received wonderful reviews from our readers and know the transformation from the Sandpoint Newsline to Sandpoint Living Local will prove that we continue to be the go-to resource for both residents and tourists. Sandpoint Living Local is the number one distributed magazine in Sandpoint and is a place where you can find stories about your friends and neighbors, a community calendar and the events and news from our local schools. The stories we bring to you each month are ones that appeal to young, old and every age in between. Information on healthy living as well as advice to benefit seniors are just some of the areas that readers enjoy. Whether it is a new business or a business that has been in the Sandpoint community for years, our Business Spotlight section introduces you to places that may benefit you in your everyday life. In addition to the natural beauty that surrounds us, it is the people in our local community that make this a truly special place. My staff and I are inspired each day by the many people with whom we come in contact while out researching stories and interacting with residents. We thank you for your loyalty and hope you continue to enjoy what we feel is the community publication which truly reflects the beauty of the area and the people of our community.


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We create community! We connect people! We build trust! Steve Russo

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Cornerstone Physical Therapy


Take A Dip in the Pool

Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol


refreshing swim can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. These are vascular health bonuses for people who are at risk for stroke, the leading cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

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In 2010, 137,000 Americans died of stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Swimming is a vascular health bonanza,” said David H. Stone, MD, and a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. “Low-impact swimming provides a total cardiovascular workout. Regular exercise strengthens the heart muscle, resulting in less effort and a decrease in blood pressure.” One in every three Americans over 20 years old — 74 million Americans — has high blood pressure according to 2010 statistics from the CDC. One in every six American adults has high cholesterol (more than 250 mg/d L). More American women than men have high cholesterol. To reduce high cholesterol levels, exercise and diet are important factors. The American Council on Exercise suggests that adults burn 2000 calories a week from exercise. The lack of regular physical activity results in

250,000 deaths annually, according to a 2003 report in the journal Circulation. As long as the exercise regimen continues, the health benefits remain. After 12 to 14 weeks of a three-to five-daysa-week exercise regimen of 20 to 60 minutes at an intensity of 60 to 90 percent heart rate, bad (LDL) cholesterol can decrease by up to 20 percent according to Another bonus: aerobic exercise can increase good (HDL) cholesterol.

Sandpoint’s Only Full Size Warm Water Therapy Pool

In a 2010 University of Western Australia study, 100 women swimmers, ages 50 to 70, lowered their bad cholesterol and lost more inches in the waist and hips than walkers. Likewise, swimming is easy on the joints and doesn’t result in overheating.

Christina Hefley, D.P.T. Jennifer Stevens, Office Manager Johnny Cook, PT Aide

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1301 North Division Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 Phone: 208.265.0610 Fax: 208.265.9192 April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   9

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When Justin Dick was first approached by the Sandpoint Teen Center to assist with a fundraiser, the owner of Trinity at City Beach Restaurant knew little about the organization. But after meeting with the Center’s board of directors, staff and volunteers, he was intrigued. The mission of the Sandpoint Teen Center echoed that of an organization Justin had been involved with in Denver. “During my last years of college and for a few years after, I was a youth counselor at Denver Children’s Home, co-managed a grant and implemented an after school exercise and nutrition program for Hispanic teens in the Denver public school system,” said Justin who also served as a research assistant for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center’s Children’s Eating Lab. “With all that said, the Sandpoint Teen Center is right up my alley.”

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Good News It is for that reason one of the primary goals at the Sandpoint Teen Center is to provide a means where the staff and volunteers can foster opportunities for the teens to give back to the community. Some of the programs the teens have taken part in over the years include visiting senior living facilities, assisting at a local animal shelter, knitting and baking for charity sales, anti-drug rallies, charity car washes, and serving at community dinners. When Justin Dick visited the center he said he was surprised at what he found. He discovered teens from all walks of life enjoying each other’s company, having a great time with the volunteers and staff in structured activity, and best of all no one was using their cell phones. “The staff is incredibly engaging, hardworking and works on a razor thin budget to keep the organization afloat,” he said. Justin is assisting the Sandpoint Teen Center with their fundraiser, Spring for Teens, on April 19th. There is no charge for the donation only event which will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Panhandle State Bank Community Room. Trinity at City Beach will be providing the barbeque dinner, and there will be silent auction items from several of the local businesses, and possibly live music. “We didn’t want to make it a formal, black tie gala as that’s certainly been done a thousand times over, and we wanted to include the teens,” said Justin. Greasy Fingers Bikes & Repair has donated a Cruz beach cruiser bicycle which is being raffled off. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or 6 tickets for $25 and can be purchased at Trinity at City Beach or Sandpoint Teen Center from now until April 19th when the winner will be announced. The proceeds from the event will go to fund many of the activities both on-site and off -site from the center. At the center itself, the teens take part in activities such as ping pong, foosball, air hockey, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, supervised gym time and working out. There are also opportunities for the teens to receive help with their homework from one of the staff or volunteers. The offsite activities include weekly bowling,


senior living facility visits, animal shelter assistance and other various community outreach activities. But it is not just the camaraderie and games that the Sandpoint Teen Center provides for the youth. There are also skills that the teens can learn at the center that will assist them in job opportunities. “The Teen Center works with the teens to help them get their food handler’s cards through cooking and minding the Center’s kitchen,” said Justin. “It’s a great opportunity to teach the teens valuable working skills that can be used at any restaurant, while also hopefully opening the door for future employment in the restaurant industry in Sandpoint.” Volunteers are critical and those who do it love the connection they make with the kids. Just ask Jim Payne, President of the Board for Sandpoint Teen Center. “For me, the high point of volunteering is seeing the kids being challenged,” said Payne who especially enjoys the weekly checkers tournament. “They intensely study the board, concentrating their brains, maybe harder than they have all day including at school.” Another example he cites is when he recently assisted one of the teen girls with the food preparation course and reviewed with her the questions for the temperature test, which involves the principles of cooking warming, chilling and freezing foods. “I asked her at what temperature does water boil in Sandpoint, at 2100 feet elevation,” said Payne. “It just thrilled me that she knew the answer!” To make a tax-deductible donation, please make your check out to: Sandpoint Teen Center and mail to: Panhandle Enrichment Program 501(c) (3); dba Sandpoint Teen Center, P.O. Box 1066, Sandpoint, ID 83864. For more information on the center, please go to or call 208.263.0221.

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Spring Getaway!

• Your Own Log Cabin in the Woods • Comfy Bed and Breakfast Stays • Scenic Two Hour Horseback Rides & Riding Lessons • Half Price Spring Specials • Youth Horsemanship Camps • Crafter’s Weekend May 2nd - May 5th

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Located 16 miles NE of Sandpoint


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April 16, 20, and 23

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Greater Sandpoint Toastmasters Contact: Janet Dhaenens 208.265.9139

Business Spotlight



WARNING! Check Your Tire Pressure Today! by Patty Hutchens If you drive a late model vehicle, chances are it is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a device that alerts drivers when the tire pressure falls below 25 percent of the pressure recommended by the manufacturer. In response to the TREAD Act, which was passed by Congress in 2000, all vehicles with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds and under are now required to have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System installed. The driving force behind the legislation was to increase tire related safety on vehicles. According to those at Les Schwab Tires, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration requires those who service vehicles to ensure that the Tire Pressure Monitoring System works properly each time it is serviced. How do you know if your vehicle has this safety feature? Since 2005 the Tire Pressure Monitoring System has gradually been introduced in new vehicles including passenger cars, sport utility vehicles and light trucks. If you are unsure, you can refer to your owner’s manual or simply look to your dashboard when starting your vehicle. If the TPMS light briefly illuminates, this is an indication that your vehicle is in fact equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. There are a couple of factors which will cause the TPMS warning to activate and stay on. First and foremost, it is an indication that the tire pressure in one or more of the tires is low. Another factor could be that the system is unable to detect the sensors. In either case, it is strongly recommended by Les Schwab Tire that you stop by one of their locations as soon as possible so they can perform a free air check. In addition to making sure the tire pressure is adequate or servicing your vehicle to correct or replace the sensor, it may be necessary for the employees at Les Schwab Tire to perform a re-calibration procedure. Employees at Les Schwab are specifically trained to work on Tire Pressure Monitor Systems and have a wide assortment of parts and replacements should a sensor need repair or replacement. One may wonder if this means that drivers can simply ignore the pressure in a vehicle’s tires until the light is illuminated. Les Schwab said it is important for all vehicle owners to check their tire pressure every 30 days It will benefit the vehicle in more ways than one may realize. According to experts at Les Schwab, a properly maintained tire pressure will improve vehicle safety, handling, braking, increase fuel mileage and will decrease tire wear. Stop in today!



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Best of Sandpoint


Bizarre Bazaar is Bonner County’s premier upscale resale shop. Owned and operated by the Community Assistance League, Bizarre Bazaar is staffed entirely by dedicated CAL volunteers. All profits are returned to the community in the form of grants and scholarships. Whether you’re looking for quality clothing, jewelry, household items, collectibles, books or furniture, make Bizarre Bazaar your first stop. We appreciate all donations and will even pick up furniture! Sandpoint—502 ChurchStreet 208.263.3400

DSS Home Preservation Services

DSS Home Preservation Services is a unique service for home owners. We offer everything from weekly home watch to handyman services, housekeeping to snow removal, grocery shopping to remodels...anything you or your home needs we can take care of. You can feel confident that you are dealing with a fair, reliable, professional company that has been in the business of homes for more than 25 years. Sandpoint—223 Cedar Street 208.263.1572

Zany Zebra

Zany Zebra is the place to shop. We have the latest fashion, accessories, jewelry, footwear, cards, gifts and gags! Unique and surprising—in a GOOD way! We stock lots and lots of Rock Revival, Miss Me and Silver jeans (at prices lower than anywhere, in everyone’s size) and the cutest tops to go with them. Jewelry? We have styles in all price ranges— from locally crafted fine silver to funky, spunky chic. There are tons of accessories to polish your look, hilarious gifts to brighten your day and it’s all served up with a smile. Come by or shop online, you’ll be happy you did! Like us on Facebook! www. Sandpoint—317 North First Avenue 208.263.2178

Selle Valley Construction - RCE-1102

Selle Valley Construction understands the decision to build a custom home is a significant one - one that requires a builder dedicated to uncompromising excellence, superior craftsmanship and exceptional client service. From site preparation to post-construction support, we are committed to bringing your vision to life. Our reputation is our livelihood and we voluntarily have ourselves and business reviewed annually to achieve the designation of Sandpoint and Bonner County’s only Idaho Registered Master Builder. Sandpoint is our community, it’s where we work and raise our family and it’s right where you’ll find us if you need help down the road. Call us now or find us online at Ponderay—401 Bonner Mall Way, Ste. I 208.263.1808

Sandpoint, Idaho Family Dentist – James B. Lewis, DMD, PA – Mark W. Hawn, DDS

Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. When you visit our office, your health and smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Through advanced continuing education, we stay committed to new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that modern dentistry has to offer, including CEREC – one visit dentistry. Excellence doesn’t happen by accident; it is the result of attention to every detail. Sandpoint—2025 West Pine Street 208.265.4558

K2 Inn

The K2 Inn is located in the heart of Downtown Sandpoint within walking distance of all downtown shops, restaurants and events. Clean, comfortable and affordable, we’re the family owned alternative to corporate chains. All rooms include microwave, refrigerator, wifi, HDTV and continental breakfast. We accept all major travel cards and offer corporate and frequent guest discounts as well. For those here to ski or play in the winter, long term stays are available from October through March. Mention you saw us here and receive a 10% discount on your stay! info@ Sandpoint—501 North 4th Avenue 208.265.KTWO (5896)


Taylor Insurance

Confused about the new health care reform? You’re not alone. The Affordable Care Act is full of new benefits, rules, penalties and projects, spread out over several years. Taylor Insurance is a full-service agency that has taken a leadership role in transforming how individuals and businesses can adapt to and benefit from the rapidly changing insurance industry. We’re ready to offer information and assistance to help you navigate the recent Health Care Reform initiatives. Sandpoint—1009 West Superior Street 208.263.2708

Carey Spears Insurance

Health Insurance is one of the biggest topics of discussion these days, and on top of that, making it affordable for everyone. It may not be an easy subject to understand or an item to add to an already strained budget, but I can help you understand your options and find coverage that can meet your needs in benefits and cost. It is what I do. I live and work in Sandpoint and have 17 years experience. Call for your no obligation appointment today. Sandpoint—102 South Euclid Avenue, Ste. #113 208.265.2026

Great Stuff

This month great stuff is arriving weekly at Great Stuff. Check out our new wind chime and wind bell designs. Jewelry, scarves, classic games and decorator pillows are just a few of the items that make Great Stuff Sandpoint’s most eclectic collection of interesting gifts and home décor. Don’t forget to sample our scrumptious chocolate. Perfect for every day and especially for Mother’s Day! Open M-Sat. 10-5:30; Sun. 11-5. Sandpoint—313 North 1st Avenue 208.265.5060

Miller’s Country Store

Come experience the warm, downhome feel and the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls, pies and pastries. While you are here, check out our vast array of spices, seasonings, local honey, eggs, raw milk and pastas. Or pick up a deli sandwich on our homemade bread and a piping hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm. Like us on Facebook! You can also book a move with our professional movers. | 208.265.5506 Sandpoint—1326 Baldy Mountain Road 208.263.9446

Art Works Gallery

It’s spring, and Art Works is blooming with Sandpoint’s largest selection of local art. Choose from fine art paintings to whimsical ceramics, delightful jewelry to wooden pen sets, crystal light catchers to landscape photography, and so much more! Open daily (closed Wednesday) 10-5, Sundays 11-4. Learn more at sandpointartworks. com or give us a call. Sandpoint—214 North First Avenue 208.263.2642

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Eric Skinner, Agent (208) 290-6314 2010 - MLS President 2011 - REALTOR® of the Year Selkirk Association of REALTORS® & Multiple Listing Service

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SPOTLIGHT Rust Tile & Stone Brings Craftsmanship to the Home Fully Licensed & Insured

Rust Tile & Stone Spring Clean Offer Call about our Spring Specials! Free in-home Estimates Now Accepting Credit Cards Nick Rust 208.946.3919 305 Dearborn St. Sandpoint, ID

Rust Tile & Stone is owned and operated by Sandpoint native Nick Rust. The company has been doing business in Sandpoint for over 6 of its 15 plus years of trade experience. The company’s goal is simple - to provide their clientele with installations of superior quality that is backed with the best warranty available and to make their work affordable to meet the client’s budget. They also pride themselves in superior customer service. Quality is most important to Rust Tile & Stone. Years of performing installations has trained them to keep a keen eye for detailed workmanship and has provided them with the ability to tackle difficult design logistics. They recognize and appreciate their clients’ personal attachment to their work and understand it is often the first thing people see as they begin each day. That is the driving force behind their mission to give their best to each project. The company is fully licensed and insured and provides free in home estimates. Rust Tile & Stone is committed to continually educating itself about new products and systems. As experts in tile and stone, they have the ability to offer an unsurpassed warranty program. All installations are backed by their five year standard warranty, as opposed to only one year. In addition, with their premium product systems and Lifetime Warranty Program, Rust Tile & Stones’ clients can enjoy the security their projects will last forever! To finish the job right, the company offers an excellent scheduled maintenance program to keep their clients’ projects looking beautiful for years to come! Call Rust Tile & Stone today and be sure to inquire about their Super Spring Specials they are running through May 31st!

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Home Improvement

Winter Thaw Leaves Homes Vulnerable to Pests Act Now Before It’s Too Late! We are a knowledge driven market, searching the Internet 90% of the time before contacting a Real Estate office. Did you know... • RE/MAX agents make up less than 2 percent of real estate agents, but account for nearly 10 percent of all agents’ sales. • RE/MAX offers support and services not available at other real estate companies • RE/MAX is in over 85 countries, more than any of its competitors. • In 2012, RE/MAX was No. 1 in national TV advertising, with a 48-percent Share of Voice, for viewers 25-54. • When consumers find real estate online, “remax” is the most used search term among real estate brokerages. You don’t need to be SOLD by an agent. You need to KNOW they can get the job done.

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pring didn’t officially begin until March 20, but the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) advises homeowners that it’s not too early to take stock of the damage their homes may have sustained during the winter months. Typically, the winter weather trio of ice, snow and wind leave houses full of new cracks and openings, rolling out the red carpet for invading springtime pests. “The effects of melting snow and ice can create cracks and crevices in the foundation and roofs, which leave houses vulnerable to infestations of rodents, ants, cockroaches and other pests,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Homeowners should take steps to ensure that the snowy winter does not lead to serious pest issues a few months from now.” The first step toward keeping spring pests outdoors is to repair any obvious damage from winter storms. The NPMA recommends the following advice for preventing infestations and recognizing them before it’s too late. • Look for missing shingles on the roof, ripped window screens and clogged gutters. • Seal visible cracks and holes, including entry points for utilities and pipes. • Replace weather-stripping, and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows. • Ensure that basements, attics and crawl spaces are well ventilated and dry.

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• Vacuum doors and windows. Windows and doors are key entry points for eager pests, so keep them vacuumed to catch invaders like spiders, silverfish, earwigs and beetles. • Inspect garage and outbuildings. If rodents have moved in, it’s time for eviction. Organize cluttered debris, boxes and random items along the walls where mice may hide or nest. Does spring cleaning call for a new shelving unit? “However, because pests can find their way in through the smallest of openings, homeowners should contact a pest professional to perform a thorough inventory inside and outside the home to ensure they are protected against a spring invasion,” advised Henriksen. Find more information about pest prevention, identifying an infestation and locating a pest control professional at

Financial Focus

Saving Early Can Help Parents Achieve College Savings Success How Will It Affect You?


uring difficult economic times, many parents are worried about meeting their children’s future college expenses. In a recent Fidelity Investments survey, parents nationwide said that economic conditions have hindered their college savings efforts, with 60 percent reporting day-today expenses as a barrier. As a result, 34 percent of these parents have scaled back or completely stopped saving for college altogether. Most parents would like to send their child to college, recognizing that a degree may lead to more job opportunities and potentially a higher salary. But with increasing tuition costs and the strain of day-to-day expenses, parents are struggling to meet their college savings goals. To supplement these expenses, many parents are looking for additional sources of funding. In fact, despite their limited availability, higher interest rates and less favorable terms, 62 percent of parents plan to rely on student loans to help cover college costs. What can parents do? Plan ahead. “During the market’s continued volatility, we recognize how difficult it is to save for future expenses,” said Joe Ciccariello, vice president


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of college planning at Fidelity Personal and Workplace Investing. “However, with college costs continuing to rise, it’s critical for families to set a college savings goal when their child is young and save regularly in a dedicated college account, such as a 529 plan, to help meet expenses,” said Ciccariello. 529 plans are tax-advantaged accounts designed specifically for college savings. Any earnings in a 529 grow tax-deferred, and distributions are federal income tax-free when used for qualified higher education expenses, including tuition, fees, room and board, at most accredited colleges and universities across the country. Some 529 plans can be opened with a minimum initial investment of just $50, or as little as $15 per month with an automatic investment plan.

Do you have financial protection for your family?

Many 529 college savings plans, including the Fidelity-managed 529s, offer a wide range of investment options including age-based and custom portfolios. For those investors who are worried about market volatility, 529 plans also offer more conservative choices.

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Give us a call for a Life Insurance Quote & Review: 208.263.2708 1009 West Superior Street | Sandpoint, Idaho Phone: 208.263.2708 April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   19

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner


Spring For Teens BBQ for the Sandpoint Teen Center 58 bridge street at city beach, sandpoint, idaho | 208.255.7558

Friday April 19th, 2013 at the Panhandle State Community Room 5pm-8pm

Trinity at City Beach will be serving a donation only BBQ with all the fixings. All proceeds to go to the Sandpoint Teen Center. Stop by TCB for your chance to win a Beach Cruiser bicycle from Greasy Fingers Bikes & Repair. The winner will be announced at the event on April 19th, 2013 along with many great silent auction items. The Sandpoint Teen Center is an after school program for teens 14-18 years old committed to providing a positive and enriching environment, where Sandpoint Teens are able to socialize and participate in supervised and directed activities, as well as have the opportunity to contribute to the 20   Sandpoint Living Local | community.

Dining Guide


Dining Guide The Area’s BEST Local Eats


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Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an extensive menu of American cuisine with an impressive wine list. Featuring a full service bar and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, our City Beach location is the perfect starting point for your day and makes a great final destination for the evening. Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your new favorite restaurant. 56 Bridge Street, Sandpoint, ID 208.255.7558 $/$$/$$$

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Forty-One South is Sandpoint’s premier dining experience serving delicious American cuisine in a beautiful waterfront setting. Spectacular sunset views, roaring fireplaces, exquisite service, and a full service bar & lounge. Whatever the occasion, Forty-One South will cater to your dining needs. FortyOne South is located at the south end of Sandpoint’s Long Bridge, next to the Lodge at Sandpoint. Hours vary by season. Reservations are recommended. 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID 208.265.2000 $$/$$$


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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers something for everyone, with specialties including chicken fried steak, smoked prime rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon sandwiches. Both locations serve lunch and dinner, have full bars and offer outdoor seating. All menu items are reasonably priced, fresh and made to order. Sweet Lou’s would be happy to cater your next event! 477272 HWY 95, Ponderay ID 208.263.1381 $/$$/$$$ April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   21


Dining Guide Ivano’s Ristorante

La Rosa Club

Shoga Sushi Bar

Bangkok Cuisine

Kokanee Coffee

Miller’s Country Store

Tango Cafe

Sweet Lou’s in Hope

Cedar Street Bistro

The Pie Hut

Fiesta Bonita

Connies Cafe

208.263.0211 102 South First Avenue, Sandpoint ID Fine Italian dining serving Sandpoint for over 27 years. Dinner served seven nights a week. Pasta, fresh seafood and steaks, veal, chicken and vegetarian entrees. Gluten free menu. Catering is available for weddings, family get-togethers and large gatherings. $/$$/$$$

208.265.2001 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID Forty-One South brings sushi back to Sandpoint. Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine. Beautiful waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Open in the evenings Wednesday through Sunday. $/$/$$$

208.597.7831 509 North 5th Avenue, Suite A, Sandpoint ID We micro roast and blend our organic beans to perfection every time! Our coffee is outstanding and our interior inviting, so come by and give us a try! We are open 7 days a week and have plenty of parking. We also offer fresh soup and pastries daily! Visit us on Facebook or our blog at We post our specials daily! $

208.263.9514 414 Church Street, Sandpoint ID Fresh salads, scrumptious baked goods and a full barista bar featuring Evans Brothers coffee. Great place for meetings as well as a great space for private meetings. Try our Ahi Tuna sandwich, a Tango Specialty! Signature omelettes and original lunch specials. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7am5pm, and Fridays 7am-6pm. $/$$

208.265.4396 334 North 1st Ave Sandpoint, ID European Style Bistro/Cafe’ located in downtown Sandpoint inside the renown Cedar St. Bridge. Experience exceptional (Organic) espresso, coffee, & tea drinks, premium crafted gelato, delectable cakes & pastries, fine chocolates, and tasty grilled sandwiches, wraps, homemade soups, and dessert crepes. $/$$

208.263.6174 700 Kootenai Cutoff Road | Ponderay, ID Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita is under new ownership and unveiled a new menu in mid-March, adding many unique recipes and keeping some of the favorites. We have a full bar and outdoor seating. Open daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita! $/$/$$$ 22   Sandpoint Living Local |

208.263.0211 105 South First Avenue, Sandpoint ID Tuscan Aperitivo Bar, Tapas Bar. Piadina (grilled Italian flatbread), cured meats & cheese, wines & beer and signature cocktails. Great place to meet a friend for a cocktail. Open Tues.-Sat. 4-10pm & 11pm on Fri. and Sat. Food served until 9pm, Tapas style menu. $/$$

208.265.4149 202 North 2nd Avenue, Sandpoint ID 13 lunch specials served with roll, salad and tea. Ala Carte dinner served with steamed rice. Authentic prepared to order menu includes our favorite 5 curries, duck, noodle dishes & much more. Dinner specials daily. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free welcome. Take out & catering available. Winter Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2pm & Dinner Mon-Sat, 5-9pm (closed Sunday). Serving wine and beer. $/$$ 208.263.9446 1326 Baldy Mountain Road, Sandpoint ID Come experience the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls, pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on our homemade bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am5:30pm. Like us on Facebook! $

208.264.5999 46624 Highway 200, Hope ID Hope will be re-opening for the season on April 23rd. Spring hours are Tues-Sunday 11am10pm. By boat or car, you’re going to love it here! Lake and sunset views. Indoor/outdoor seating. Family friendly. Come for the RIBS thick and juicy with a choice of sauces. Steaks, salmon, salads and signature desserts. Full bar. $/$$/$$$ 208.265.2208 501 Church Street, Sandpoint, ID Sandpoint’s secret gem, serving fresh pies and full lunch/early dinners. Best homemade soups in town with wide collection of panini sandwiches and others, hot and cold, including cubans. Chicken pot pie and quiche as well. Fun atmosphere, exciting food selections and everchanging pie line-up. $/$$

208.255.2227 323 Cedar Street| Sandpoint ID Historic hospitality! Connie’s Cafe & Lounge, the landmark Sandpoint restaurant. Connie’s maintains the legacy of a 1950’s coffee shop with breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings that are of the highest quality. $$

Dining Guide

Delightful Choices

More Than Just Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream! Article by Patty Hutchens


oon the streets will be buzzing with tourists and the beach will be filled with families enjoying the warm weather. And it is almost guaranteed that there will be people lining up at Delightful Choices in downtown Sandpoint. Karen and Tom Elseroad purchased the shop in October and have spent the winter remodeling and installing new equipment in anticipation of their opening that took

decorating Delightful Choices. On the walls are pictures from the Cedar Street Bridge as well as neighboring business Art Works Gallery. As a real estate agent in Spokane, Karen originally wanted to open an espresso stand upon moving to Sandpoint. But when they had the opportunity to purchase the downtown shop, it was too good to be true. “Ice cream and yogurt was a plus,” said Karen who adds that it is now at the core of their business which also offers a full espresso bar with Evans Brothers coffee. Since opening in February, Delightful Choices, which is run by Karen and her two adult daughters, has seen a steady incline in business as families and locals are discovering them.

place on February 22nd. A new choice for tasty treats, Delightful Choices specializes in frozen yogurt, ice cream, smoothies and Italian soda. Delightful Choices, located at 216 North First Avenue in downtown Sandpoint, offers four flavors of yogurt at any given time as well as a multitude of toppings. The customers serve themselves, and the price is determined by the weight of the yogurt and toppings. The flavors are rotated on a regular basis and include favorites such as huckleberry, macadamia, white chocolate and cake batter. “Many are non-fat or sugar free, or both,” said Karen. They also serve 16 different flavors of ice cream, rotating the selection in response to the customers’ requests. The couple moved here from Spokane after Tom began working for the Sandpoint based company Unicep. As business owners they are conscious of supporting other local businesses, even if it means spending a little bit more money. “We try to use local vendors as much as possible,” said Karen. They also turned to local artists when



wine bar relax with friends. settle in by the fire. enjoy a menu of fine wines, light fare and hearty favorites. open daily live entertainment fridays & saturdays from 7pm

Delightful Choices, just as the name implies, offers much more than just frozen yogurt and ice cream. There are choices to appeal to anyone no matter what they desire. In addition to coffee, soda, water and fruit juices, there is oatmeal, cheese sticks and snacks from which to choose. Customers can enter Delightful Choices either from the front entrance on First Avenue or through the back door which is just a quick walk from City Beach. Either way Karen is sure that the store will be busy with patrons not only in the summer months, but all year long. She and Tom are grateful for the support and encouragement they have received since moving here and opening Delightful Choices. “I’m happy as a clam,” said Karen of her new business venture. “It’s better than I ever imagined.” Address: 216 North Ist Avenue Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-7:30pm Sunday, 11am-7pm Watch for extended hours during the summer!

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Dining Guide

Fine Italian dining serving Sandpoint for over 27 years. Now join us at Beyond Hope during Summer Dinner served 7 nights a week Corner of First and Pine


FRESH PASTA DINNER TO GO! Including Pasta Sauce, Salad, Dressing and Bread. Fresh Lasagna Wed-Fri $ 11.00 for a 3 to 4 person pan. International Wine Selection Fresh Pasta & Sauces Gourmet Grocery & Deli

LaRosa Club

Price of Entree for One Person $ - Less than $10 $$ - $9-$20 $$$ - $16 and up

Tues-Sat Open at 4:30pm 105 South First Ave. Aperitivo Style Menu Beer • Wine • Liquor Interactive, Fun, Casual & Social!

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208.263.1352 476534 Highway 95, Ste. B Ponderay, Idaho

Under New Ownership!

Dining Guide

Ingredients: 1 sheet (half of 17 oz. pkg.) frozen puff pastry 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding 1 cup skim milk 1 tsp almond extract 1 cup light whipped topping 1 14 oz. tub Litehouse® Strawberry Glaze, divided 3/4 cup fresh berries Directions: Thaw folded pastry sheet 20 minutes. Open sheet and cut along folds to make three equal strips; halve each strip to make six rectangles. Space apart on baking sheet. Bake at 400F about 15 min. (will be well browned and baked through). Cool. Meanwhile mix vanilla pudding with milk and almond extract. Fold in whipped topping and Litehouse Strawberry Glaze. Divide evenly onto pastry. Top with fresh berries.


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Scan the QR Code for the “Strawberry Cream Napoleon” recipe!

Check out our SPRING SPECIALS! Wednesdays - All sushi rolls, buy one, get one 50% off! Thursdays - Free appetizer for Schweitzer Passholders!* Sundays - 50% off off all SAKE! Available for private parties and off-site catering. We also offer an extensive menu of non-sushi options, Asian-inspired entrees such as orange chicken or beef & broccoli! 208.265.2001 | | 41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, Idaho

Shoga Sushi: Wednesday-Sunday, Evenings

Reservations Recommended waterfront dining / bar and lounge /catering

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 12th, 10am - 3pm Call today for your reservation! Forty-One South: Tuesday-Saturday, Evenings 41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, Idaho | 208.265.2000 | Like us on Facebook for updates!

Hope will be re-opening for the season on April 23! Spring hours: Tues-Sunday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Ponderay, Idaho » Next to Holiday Inn Express 208. 263.1381

Hope, Idaho » 46624 Hwy 200 208. 264.5999

Sweet Lou says, “come hungry, stay late, eat well.”

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Reynolds Auto Sales With over 50 years combined experience in the auto industry, Tina and Scott Reynolds offer quality, hand picked vehicles. Upon request customers can view the safety inspection and history reports of each vehicle. The customers work directly with the owners, avoiding high overhead costs, the savings of which are passed onto the customer. Come visit us at our new location in Sagle! Sagle—469061 Highway 95 208.255.5945

Certified Public Accountants

James Hutchens, P.A. James Hutchens, P.A. Certified Public James Hutchens, P.A. is a Certified Public Accounting firm dedicated to helping businesses Accountant and individuals with all their financial and tax planning needs. We are a full service CPA firm which includes corporate and individual tax returns, payroll services, bookkeeping services, QuickBooks consulting, preparation of financial statements and non-profit tax returns. Two locations: 1211 Michigan Street in Sandpoint and 6769 Main Street in Bonners Ferry.

Sandpoint: 208.265.2500 Bonners Ferry: 208.267.1665

Chiropractic Care

Financial Services PMS 5535

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North Idaho Spine Clinic William S. Mihin, D.C. Dr. Will Mihin takes a holistic approach to chiropractic care, customizing specific treatment plans for each patient. He educates his patients as to what they can do at home to increase strength and flexibility. Because the nervous system controls every cell and tissue in the body, he works to help his patients achieve the balance that is essential to healing. Call today for an appointment. Sandpoint—1207 Michigan Street, Suite B 208.265.2225

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FREE REVIEW! Do youPMS have the right investments Black in place to help you meet your financial goals? At Edward Jones, our business is to help people find solutions for their long-term financial goals. Call or visit your local Edward Jones financial advisor today. If you would like a free review of your IRA or any of your other PMS White investments to see if they are appropriate for your long-term goals, please call or stop by today. Edward Jones ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Investor Satisfaction Study. Member SIPC. David B Reseska | Financial Advisor 208.263.0515 PMS 5535

Sandpoint is buzzing with small businesses. The next time you are in need of a product or service, help yourself and your community by thinking LOCAL. You will be pleasantly surprised! Health Pend Oreille Health Care


Pend Oreille Health Care is a family practice owned and operated by Michelle Anderson, FNP and Jane Hoover, FNP. Our services include diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses and injuries for individuals, children and families. We can order diagnostic studies and write prescriptions for medications. We integrate traditional and complementary practices. Jane focuses on nutritional and lifestyle changes to maximize health. Same day appointments are often available. Sandpoint—1207 Michigan Street, Suite B & C

Are you a local business eager to share your expertise with the community? Contact us today to advertise in our Hometown Experts section!



Legal Services


Featherston Law Firm

Sandpoint Movers

Featherston Law Firm is an experienced, fullservice law firm. Our combined experience of over 70 years serves our clients well, both outside the courtroom or representing them in Magistrate, District, Appeals or the Idaho Supreme Court. Our areas of practice include, but are not limited to; Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, and Small Business. We provide effective, affordable services with compassion and integrity. Sandpoint—113 South Second Avenue

Rod Miller and his staff are committed to providing top quality moving and handyman services at the best prices in town. If you are moving your home or business within Sandpoint and Bonner County or nationally, let us handle all your moving needs from complete packing service to loading and unloading your precious items. We have a Drug-free Workplace Program in place with Bonner General Hospital, and our employees are bonded and insured. Sandpoint—1326 Baldy Mountain Road



Plumbing Three Amigos Plumbing Three Amigos Plumbing is committed to high quality plumbing services for customers in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. We are trained in the latest products and installation techniques. Let our team of dedicated professionals help you with all of your plumbing needs, such as sewer line maintenance and repair, faucet installation and repair, water heater repair and replacement, leak locating, line jetting, and remodels. Three Amigos Plumbing - Offering 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service! Sandpoint—1227 Michigan Street

Property Management Panhandle Management Whether you are a homeowner looking for a management company, or a potential renter searching for that perfect home, consider Panhandle Management. Homeowners, you can trust your home will be well cared for and that responsive service is our strength. We also manage Homeowners Associations throughout North Idaho. Call us today for more information. Ponderay—30336 Highway 200 208.255.1645

Sandpoint: 208.255.8440 Oldtown: 208.437.2935

If you would like to advertise in Hometown Experts, contact Steve @ 208.946.0901, Jessica @ 208.290.4959, or Patricia @ 208.290.6553, April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   27

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What Really Happens When You Wish Upon a Star? Ask These Families Article by Patty Hutchens


hen Coeur d’Alene teacher Karen Kurowski learned one of her first grade students had been diagnosed with cancer, she wanted to do all she could to help. She contacted an organization on the East Coast for assistance, but the diagnosis did not fall within their guidelines for whom they could offer support. That was over 30 years ago. Unfortunately, the young boy died before Kurowski could enlist the help needed to grant a special wish for her student. Kurowski later shared that the feelings of helplessness stayed with her for many years. What could have been done to add some special quality of life? Then in 1983 Kurowski, with the support of her husband Ed, withdrew her retirement, quit her teaching profession and put all of her money into starting a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and joy to children with life threatening illnesses.

Wishing Star Foundation was born. Thirty years later Wishing Star is still dedicated to strengthening families one wish at a time. When Kurowski first established Wishing Star Foundation, the desire to help was contagious. “It was like wildfire spreading,” said current Wishing Star Executive Director Paula Nordgaarden. In the beginning Kurowski made it her mission to travel around the State of Idaho training volunteers, who are known as wish conductors. She visited communities, encouraging and supporting them in establishing a relationship with not only the sick child, but also his or her family. And also to help provide the child with a wish of a lifetime. Sandpoint’s chapter was established in the late 1980s, and by 1991 the mission had grown to include all of Idaho and Eastern Washington. It was at that time the corporate office moved to Spokane, and Kurowski April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   29


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knew it was time to hand off the reigns to others who could take Wishing Star to the next level.

In the Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry region, Nordgaarden said there are six active wishes with three referrals currently being processed. According to Nordgaarden, the criteria for one to be considered for a wish is anyone ages 3 to 21 who suffers from a life threatening illness. It need not be a terminal condition. She urges anyone who knows a life threatened child to go online and submit an application. Wishing Star will take care of the rest. There are no financial guidelines to qualify for someone to benefit from a wish. The current President of the Sandpoint Wishing Star chapter is Anna Blackford. Anna had the experience of having her son’s wish granted and immediately wanted to do what she could to be part of serving others.

“She called the relationship that developed around the child magic medicine,” said Nordgaarden of the organization’s founder. As one of the older Wishing Star communities, Nordgaarden said the Sandpoint chapter has touched many lives. “(Sandpoint resident) Verna Lutes carried the torch for 25 years,” said Nordgaarden adding that she is so grateful to Verna and all the volunteers who worked for over two decades selflessly serving the children of the area. There is a strong bond of friendship that is built between the wish conductor and family. Often the organization will receive graduation announcements or wedding invitations from families they served years prior. For those families who benefit from a relationship with the Wishing Star volunteers, they also are able to meet other families who may be suffering in a similar way. By attending Wishing Star sponsored events, the children have the benefit of meeting other children and quickly realize they are not alone.

Her son suffers from prune belly syndrome, a rare, genetic birth defect affecting about 1 in 40,000 births, most of whom are male. It is a congenital disorder of the urinary system and requires extensive medical treatment and medications. Like many of the families with whom Wishing Star comes in contact, Anna was reluctant to receive help. “Since Cody was two they kept asking me to complete the paperwork,” said Anna whose hesitation stemmed from thinking there were other families in far greater need. Finally, at the age of 13, Cody’s wish was granted. “They kept in touch with me for years,” said Anna gratefully of the encouragement she received from Wishing Star. Anna said Cody’s wish was to hunt grizzly bear in Alaska. “And he wanted to do it with (country star) Toby Keith,” said Anna. While Toby Keith could not make the trip, he did send an autographed cd of his music to Cody.

When speaking with families who have received wishes for their child, it seems that the topic of conversation turns more to the bond they established with volunteers than the actual wish.

The wish, granted partially by Wishing Star and partially by the organization Hunt of a Lifetime, not only resulted in Cody being successful in his hunt, but he established and strengthened other relationships as well. Able to take only one person with him, Cody chose his dad. His parents are divorced and Anna has always been Cody’s caregiver. It was a leap of faith for her to allow Cody to travel without her and be confident that the proper medication would be administered and that Cody’s health would not suffer. In the end, father and son became closer and were able to experience wonderful memories together. Cody also met special friends with whom he remains in contact.

Currently in Coeur d’Alene there are 4 active wishes being granted. Over the years, Coeur d’Alene has served over 90 families.

While many believe that a majority of wishes granted result in trips of some kind, Wishing Star prefers to focus on wishes that are, what

“It’s about walking the walk together,” said Nordgaarden.

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Nordgaarden refers to as, process wishes as opposed to product wishes. “My favorite wishes are ones that take a long time,” said Nordgaarden. “They are a process and they are the ones that build a lot of healthy relationships around a child.” One young girl had a wish to meet Cinderella. While flying her to Disneyland and giving her five minutes of meeting the princess would have been exciting, Wishing Star volunteers instead chose to make the young girl Cinderella for a day. There was a party with friends and family and this young girl became the princess she admired. Not only did she get to experience what it was like, but she was able to forget about her illness and be joyful and carefree.

Cover Story Nordgaarden is proud to say that out of all the children they have served, 80 percent are still alive today. However, in the rare instance a child should pass away prior to a wish being granted, Wishing Star will go to the star registry and have a star named after that child and present the family with a certificate.

do what they can to support these children and their families.

In her eight years as Executive Director for Wishing Star, Paula has seen countless times how communities come together to assist not only Wishing Star children, but others in need of community support.

The Wish Conductors visit with families in pairs and currently there are 12 wish conductors in Sandpoint and 8 trained wish conductors in Coeur d’Alene. “However we have countless volunteers in the past who have conducted wishes for kiddos,” said Nordgaarden.

“I believe in abundance,” said Nordgarrdeen. “Abundance theory tells us that there are plenty of resources in our community to take care of everyone. We just need people to go out and ask for help.” She said many communities have additional organizations with whom Wishing Star works, including Angels Over Sandpoint and Jacey’s Race, to help where they may not be able to. The organizations work together to


Wishing Star does not receive any government funding and with an annual budget of $500,000, it relies on in-kind donations, fundraisers and individual donations.

The organization’s goal is to grant one wish a week. Nordgaarden said she knows there are more children out there who need assistance but are not being referred. Those involved with Wishing Star agree that it is about putting those relationships at the forefront. “You open your hearts and build relationships that last several years,” said Nordgaarden. “Every family is so sacred and it is a special experience to be invited into that family.”

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Sandpoint residents who wish to learn more about Wishing Star should contact Anna Blackford at 208.290.1079 or Coeur d’Alene residents should contact Sarah Carpenter at

Downtown Sandpoint 301 N. 1st Ave. 208.263.3622 Downtown Coeur d’Alene The Plaza Shops 208.765.4349

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hey lined up eagerly, waiting until they were given the go ahead to enter the gymnasium. When it was time, they rushed to find a spot to set up their materials. It was a moment the 220 seniors at Sandpoint High School had waited for since they were freshman. They were ready to present to their peers, teachers, parents and members of the community the project they had worked on their entire high school career. It was Senior Expo day. The graduating class of 2013 is the first to be required by the Idaho Legislature to participate in a research paper and oral presentation as part of their graduation requirements. Cindy Albertson, the department chair for Sandpoint High School’s counseling department, formed a committee a few years ago to implement the new requirements. The project begins freshman year with the students taking an Explore test which is modeled after the ACT. The teachers review the results with each student to determine where their interests are and the students follow up with a research paper in a career which most intrigues him or her. During the students’ sophomore year they

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refine their plan by determining what classes they should take, both in high school and college, to best assist them in reaching their career goals. Junior year finds the students in college preparation mode when they take the PSAT, a practice test for the SAT, during the fall semester, and the SAT during the spring. Albertson explains that all juniors are also enrolled in a speech class where they go through a mock job interview. They also learn how to prepare a resume and cover letter during their junior year. Senior year is spent researching and preparing a presentation on a given topic, whether it be their career choice or a controversial subject. This year’s senior class did not lack enthusiasm and passion when it came to preparing and presenting their topics. Nor did they lack professionalism, with most of them dressed as if they were going to a job interview. “We are so impressed with the level of knowledge and passion,” Principal Dr. Becky Meyer said of the student presentations. Many of the students presented tri-fold displays while others had a power point presentation on their laptop computers. While many were career related, others touched on controversial topics including the legalization of marijuana, stem-cell research and abortion. They had to present an argument on a certain topic and explain why it was important. Albertson said the one restriction is that there could be no topic that would promote anything that would be degrading to another person, such as bullying.



“It came down to whether they could provide evidence on their topic,” said Alex Gray, the Professional Technical Education Coordinator and Information Systems instructor at Sandpoint High School. If they chose to present on their career interest, they researched the positive and negative aspects of that choice.

“I was surprised by the depth and breadth of the presentations overall,” said Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Shawn Woodward. “I learned a lot from the students that day.”

Pictured are Natalie Kilgore, Sara Trautwein & Sandpoint High School instructor John Hastings. Other than the information gathered during the research process, Albertson and Gray agree that the students learned much more. Building the students’ confidence when presenting orally was something both faculty members felt was at the forefront. Also the fact they had to present to business members of the community helped them engage with adults with whom they were unfamiliar. “They learned that engaging with professional adults in the community was not so scary,” said Albertson, who also pointed out that students learned a lot of organizational skills while planning their research paper and presentations. “It is a good way to forge a connection with the community,” said Dr. Meyer. Alex Gray said it was fun to see the students

meet adults in the community and many commented to him that it was interesting to put a face with a name they have heard before. One of Gray’s roles was to invite community members to help judge the students’ projects. Among those in attendance were individuals from various industries including construction, banking, corporations, local Rotarians and school district employees. “I was surprised by the depth and breadth of the presentations overall,” said Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Shawn Woodward. “I learned a lot from the students that day.” In all about 50 to 60 community members were invited and over 100, including parents, attended. Woodward said a few students shared with him that the project helped them narrow down particular career paths. “I also think

the interaction with the community was fabulous. It was good for the students to prepare and present for an unknown audience,” said Woodward. “It was also good to showcase our talented students to the community.” Senior Nicolette Jessen took the project very seriously and researched and presented about her career choice. Since she was in the sixth grade, Nicolette has known she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. “I was born premature and my mom told me I would not be alive if it had not been for the medical staff,” said Nicolette of those who cared for her in her first weeks of life. As part of her research, she explored topics such as the daily tasks of an obstetrician, the environment in which they work, the training required, and the employment outlook. Being a part of everyone’s most important

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day in their life is one aspect of being an obstetrician that Nicolette sees as a positive part of the profession. “It is also a varied work environment,” she said of no one day being the same in the life of a medical professional. The years of training and the cost involved is definitely a negative side of the profession, but it is not something which will deter her in pursuing her life goal. Nicolette said the experience of researching and learning more about the medical field has helped her become more confident than ever about her chosen field. Later this semester, as part of her Health Occupations Class, Nicolette will job shadow local obstetrician Dr. Kristin Algoe, something Nicolette is looking forward to with great anticipation. She forged a relationship with Dr. Algoe when Nicolette interviewed her during the freshman research project. Nicolette advises the underclassmen to take full advantage of the opportunity to meet with members of the community and to get the most they can out of their research. “Do not make it a joke. Take it seriously,” said Nicolette who adds that because she did so from the very beginning, she was able to use part of her freshman year research in her senior project. “Do not waste your time. Do it with a purpose and you will get a lot out of it,” added Alex Gray. With many sensitive subjects covered, there was some information presented that not only surprised the invited public, but also the students who were performing the research. Senior Kelly Omodt knew she wanted to cover the topic of abortion, but with that being such a complex and vast issue, she chose to narrow the topic. She is pro-life and holds that as a very important value. She chose the topic of Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) – a type of post-traumatic stress disorder that can affect a woman following an abortion.

“Babies are not the only victims (of abortion),” said Kelly. But what surprised Kelly most in her research was that PAS can affect men as well. “It often stems from the guilt and regret of agreeing to the abortion,” said Kelly. She delved into her research and discovered that, while she thought the effect was more emotional and could be helped through counseling, she was surprised to find that there was a high rate of suicide or suicidal thoughts associated with PAS.

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Kelly also gathered information from the National Abortion Federation as well as Planned Parenthood and said she found that they did not consider PAS an actual condition. The purpose behind Kelly’s research was to inform people. She even interviewed two local women who had undergone abortions. One shared that she spent ten years on a path of self-destruction which included alcoholism, poor relationship choices and an emptiness and sadness she could not shake. Kelly said she learned a lot about PAS, but also about presenting. She was one who did a power point presentation and said she found that she had too much information on her slides. She now knows as she goes into college, where she will be doing presentations in many of her classes, that she needs to find ways to engage her audience.

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or Sandpoint High School junior Collin Jurenka, sports has been an integral part of his life from the time he was 5 years old. Over the years he has participated in soccer, baseball, ski racing, basketball, football, track and tennis.

He has been on the varsity tennis team since his sophomore year and this year made the varsity basketball team. Being so involved in sports, one wonders how Collin has time for academics. But that does not seem to be an issue. He has been on the honor roll every year and is involved in the Sandpoint High School Student Council, Math Club, and National Honor Society. He is also active in the youth group at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Success is not without challenges. For Collin the biggest obstacle he has had to overcome in the world of sports was when he was 10 years old. “I broke my leg while training for a ski race,” said Collin. “It took me awhile to get to a point where I trusted my leg 100% again, but with lots of physical therapy and exercise, I was able to come back, and my leg was even stronger.” He said last year all the work paid off when he received his first varsity letter. It was in tennis and he counts it among one of his most memorable moments to date. “I was excited, and it proved the hard

work did pay off,” he said. Just last month Collin was presented with the Most Inspirational award at the Sandpoint High School basketball banquet. The award, which was voted on by his teammates and coaches, is something he treasures. Collin enjoys the group of athletes with whom he competes and counts his tennis coach, Kent Anderson, as one of the best coaches he has ever had. “He wants us to get better every day and is very passionate,” said Collin. He said Anderson has also taught him the importance of enjoying what he is doing and does what he can to make practice fun every day - a lesson Collin carries over into his daily life. As a junior, Collin still has time to decide on his college plans, but as of now he plans to attend either Gonzaga University or Montana State University and major in Civil Engineering Collin’s Favorite Food: “Lasagna. It’s the best!” Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Meschko. “She does so much for her students. She makes sure they are prepared for class, thinking and planning for their futures, and involved in their school.”

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f there is one word to describe Jennie Meulenberg, it is dedication. Not only is the Sandpoint High School senior ranked number 4 in her graduating class with a weighted GPA of 4.274, she is also one of 15,000 National Merit Finalists nationwide.

knees,” said Jennie, who plans to attend either Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California or Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her goal is to earn a degree in International Community Development and Urban Planning. “I am also interested in environmental studies and civil engineering.”

Enrolled in four AP classes and an honors class, Jennie has been disciplined when it comes to academics and athletics. Jennie has participated in both track and soccer at the varsity level. In soccer she was on varsity both her junior and senior years and went to state with the team in 2011. She was also awarded the Coaches’ Leadership Award for soccer her junior year. A varsity track member since her freshman year, Jennifer has been captain of the team both last year and this year. She has been to state every year since her freshman year for track and placed sixth in the long jump her freshman year. “I like the atmosphere that sports provide,” she said. “I enjoy (track) meets and hanging out with friends at practice every day.” Her most memorable moment to date was earning a medal at State Track when she was a freshman. Jennie has faced obstacles over the years, specifically with minor injuries and patellar tracking issues which have made the long jump and triple jump more challenging. “I have overcome this by doing preventative exercises and learning how to tape my

But it is not only the camaraderie and competition that Jennie will take away from her years in sports. “I have learned that it is important to work to the overall benefit of the group,” she said. “Even if that means you might not get the most playing time or you might have to run in an event that you normally don’t.” Jennie’s Favorite Food: Coconut Bread or Rice Pudding Jennie’s Favorite Teachers: Mr. Martz and Mr. Smith. “Mr. Martz is an amazing teacher that knows how to actively engage all of his students. He makes a difficult subject, Honors Physics, understandable to his students. Mr. Smith is a leader in the school and represents teachers at the state level. He lets students debate government issues without influencing their views.”

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andpoint High School varsity baseball coach Chris Young has witnessed teams come and go during his 19 years of coaching, the previous five of which have been as Sandpoint’s head varsity baseball coach. But one thing he believes will help this year’s team be successful is their true desire to win. And he is not just talking about the varsity team. Young said the dynamics of having the junior varsity and varsity teams practice together has proven effective. “The younger players push the older players to become better, and the older players have fallen into good mentor positions,” he said. Varsity assistant coach Brent Witt has taken on a bigger role with the catchers and hitters this year. “He has a true passion for the game that infects all those around him,” Young said.

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As for the junior varsity team of 19 players, Young said head coach Adam Hodges and assistant coach Brent Scott have done a fantastic job in providing the fundamental teachings that are necessary at that level. The varsity team is comprised of fourteen players, over half of whom are freshman and sophomores. There is one junior on the team and five seniors. This year’s captain is senior Zac Farrell, an honor voted on by the coaching staff. He is the only third year varsity letterman on the team and his experience should help lead the Bulldogs. “He will need to lead his team mostly by

his play on the field,” said Young. “Baseball is Zac’s only sport that he plays, and he is focused on doing all he can to make us better as a team, which will hopefully lead to victories in the win column.” When asked what weaknesses the team may have, Young responded that there are no weaknesses, simply areas in which they will strive to improve. “We are a young team this year, but they are anything but weak,” said Young of his players. “What they lack in experience will be the hurdle to overcome.” From 1995 through 2005, Coach Young served as a freshman head coach for 3 years, a junior varsity coach for 5 years and a varsity assistant coach for 3 years at two schools in California. He came to Sandpoint in 2006 and was the varsity pitching coach that year and took over the head varsity coaching position in 2008. Since then he has worked to get Sandpoint baseball back to its winning ways when they last made the playoffs and won state in 2006. Young is hopeful that the lessons these young men learn from being part of a team will help guide them throughout their lives. “There are always those certain players who commit to your teachings and take more than just a higher knowledge of baseball away from their high school baseball experience,” said Young. “They have a better grasp of life and of the challenges they will see out in the world after high school.”



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etting healthy goals is a great way to promote your own well-being by lowering your risk of conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and more. But that’s sometimes easier said than done. After all, have you ever caught yourself saying, “I’m going to get in shape this year by exercising more and eating healthier”? As it turns out, the Huffington Post reports that about 100 million Americans make resolutions every year, but only 45 percent follow through with them.

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ging gracefully is made easier through a focus on maintaining good health as you age. For women especially, this is no easy feat. But, as women age, maintaining a healthy lifestyle remains important, and there are a few issues that should be at the front of your mind in 2013. Diet and lifestyle choices must be tailored to address common women’s health issues, including the risk of heart disease — the number one killer of women — as well as the loss of muscle mass and bone density. According to the American Heart Association, a healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight heart disease. Unfortunately, many women may not always recognize the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack because they sometimes appear more subtle when compared with those typically experienced by men.

Step 3. Give yourself a break. To make your goal more fail-proof, don’t set it up to be too difficult to achieve. Be realistic. If your goal is to eat healthier, don’t make every food you enjoy off limits. Everything is better in moderation. Step 4. Establish a support system. Failure is more likely if the people around you are pressuring you and tempting you to fail. Make sure your friends and family are on board with your goals and lifestyle changes to ensure they won’t try to steer you down the wrong path. New goals are a great way to gain lifelong health ( and lower your risk of disease. Healthy choices can be made any day, any time, so if you find yourself falling short, start again.

“Women need muscle, especially as they age. By about age 40, women gradually start to lose muscle mass,” explains registered dietitian, Marie Spano, MS, RD. “In general, it is recommended that 10-35 percent of your daily calories come from protein.” Digestive issues are another health concern for women. More than 4 million Americans have issues with constipation, making constipation one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the country, and those reporting constipation most often are women and adults ages 65 and older. Here are Spano’s tips to help women maintain good health as they age: • Reduce your risk of heart disease by practicing healthy lifestyle habits — exercise regularly, control blood pressure and cholesterol levels, eat well, maintain a healthy weight and don’t smoke. • Make sure you get enough calcium, over the long term. Intakes of calcium below recommended levels have health consequences, such as causing low bone mass (osteopenia) and increasing the risks of osteoporosis

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and bone fractures. Women should aim to get between 1,000 and 1,300 milligrams of calcium per day, depending on age, making calcium rich foods vital. • Unless instructed by your physician, avoid diets that call for eliminating certain food groups completely; this can result in a nutrient deficiency. When dieting or cutting calories, choose nutritious foods that deliver sufficient vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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any Americans focus on the active part of exercise — lifting more weight or running more miles. But you build muscle during recovery, not while you’re exercising. For this reason, athletes of all levels are starting to pay exercise routines and recovery periods equal attention. And for many, sports massage has become a vital tool in the recovery process. Sports massage is a specific form of massage designed to help athletes achieve the best possible performance and conditioning. Therapists usually concentrate on the areas most affected by a particular type of exercise. For example, a sports massage for a cyclist would address the quads, while a swimmer would need more work on the chest and upper back. “Sports massage benefits all types of athletes; from the weekend warrior to the serious competitor. Receiving sports massage on a regular basis can increase muscle flexibility, reduce pain and inflammation from overuse during physical activity and promote faster recovery time,” said CG Funk, vice president of product development at Massage Envy. 44   Sandpoint Living Local |

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Because anemia occurs when your body lacks sufficient healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen to your organs and tissues, it can make you feel tired and weak. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, pale or yellow skin, dizziness, cold hands or feet and headaches. As people age, the risk of developing anemia increases. “While anemia can sometimes be the result of poor nutrition, it can also be a sign of a more serious underlying medical condition, such as cancer or kidney disease,” says Nancy Berliner, M.D., president of the American Society of Hematology. “It is very important to consult your doctor if you suspect you are anemic, because even mild anemia may be linked to other diseases requiring treatment. Furthermore, in order to properly treat the anemia, it is important to understand what is causing it.” Nutritional anemia (when you do not have enough vitamins like folic acid in your diet) can be prevented by healthier eating habits. Look for iron-rich foods, like beef, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit and nuts. In addition, good sources of folic acid include citrus juice, legumes and fortified cereals. However, Dr. Berliner cautions that older adults should not take iron supplements unless instructed by a doctor. “Iron deficiency anemia is almost always the result of blood loss, and it is important to understand the cause of the blood loss. Taking iron may temporarily fix the anemia, but it will also delay proper diagnosis of the real problem. Although iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia worldwide, it accounts for less than one-third of anemia in elderly patients, and delay in seeking a doctor’s opinion may delay the diagnosis of a more serious condition. The sooner you talk with your doctor, the sooner you can find out what is wrong and how to treat it,” said Berliner. If you are diagnosed with anemia, your doctor can determine your treatment and, depending on your condition, may refer you to a hematologist, a doctor who specializes in blood disorders. For more information, visit

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ot baths have been used for centuries to soothe ailments such as rheumatism, insomnia, diabetes, many forms of arthritis and even lower back pain. So it’s not surprising that many studies have shown the benefits of hydrotherapy for seniors. A study of elderly patients with chronic heart failure showed that hydrotherapy seems to improve these individuals’ exercise capacity. Research has also shown that regular, gentle exercise can improve an arthritic joint by nourishing the cartilage and easing stiffness in which hydrotherapy is particularly helpful. Here are a few tips to help you benefit from your own hydrotherapy experience: • Take time to relax. Don’t put a time limit on your bath. Instead, take a moment to sit back and let your stress melt away. You can even try some deep-breathing techniques. • Invigorate your senses. Try adding essential oils to your bath water. Chamomile or lavender are ideal for

relaxation while jasmine rejuvenates the mind and basil helps restore one’s muscles. • Watch your water temperature. You don’t always need a hot bath to get the benefits of hydrotherapy. Let the ailment you are treating and your personal health conditions determine your bath water temperature. • Create a safe environment. There is a risk that seniors, especially the frail elderly, can fall getting into and out of the bathtub. That’s why Premier Bathrooms has created a variety of bathing solutions, such as tubs individuals can walk into and sit in at a chair level or be mechanically lifted into and out of. Premier’s baths have hydrotherapy jets that are fitted at the base of the bath, allowing tiny bubbles to massage and increase the blood flow to extremities in a safe environment. For more information about Premier’s hydrotherapy system, visit or call 1.800.578.2899.

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Trail Mix: A Great Afternoon Snack! When family schedules go into overload, healthy eating is easily overlooked. And when time is tight, it’s even more important for snacks to pack a nutritional punch. For busy families on the go, try these healthy snacking tips from chef and registered dietitian Michelle Dudash. 1. Plan Ahead. Carrying family snacks in your purse, car or gym bag while out and about can prevent vending machine and drive-through slip-ups. Apples, California Raisins, nuts and whole-grain crackers serve as great portable options. 2. Find the Perfect Snack Pairings. A blend of nutritious fats, complex carbs and lean proteins can help curb appetites. Consider a cheese stick and pear slices, fruited Greek yogurt or trail mix. 3. Refuel Your Body Naturally. The first 30 minutes after any physical activity is the most critical time for parents and kids alike to replenish the body’s energy stores. Reboot with a natural snack like a handful of California Raisins, which also contain antioxidants and fiber. 4. Curb Those Cravings. A healthy bite after school can keep the kids satisfied until dinner. Try carrot sticks and sugar snap peas dipped in hummus, a strawberry banana smoothie or a brown rice cake spread with natural peanut butter topped with banana slices. 5. Treat Yourself With Decadent Alternatives. Satisfy your chocolate cravings with nutrient-rich combinations, like strawberries dipped in dark chocolate syrup and rolled in slivered almonds or whole-grain crackers with natural chocolate hazelnut spread. Next time that late afternoon hunger strikes, reach for this sweet and savory “Reboot” Trail Mix with California Raisins! Afternoon “Reboot” Trail Mix with California Raisins 2 cups cocoa roasted almonds 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup natural California Raisins 1 cup pistachio kernels 1/2 cup golden California Raisins 1/2 cup cashews Place almonds and cinnamon in large bowl; toss well to coat. Add remaining ingredients and toss again. Store in an airtight container. This recipe may also be prepared with 2 cups of cinnamon almonds tossed with 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder. Shake off excess cocoa in a colander before mixing with other ingredients.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers! Dog looks at human and thinks: “My hero, my friend, my buddy.” Cat looks at human and thinks: “My can-opener.” ——— Two elderly women were out driving in a large car-both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red but they just went on through. The passenger turned to the other woman and said, “Mildred! Did you know we just ran a red lights! You could have killed us!” Mildred turned to her and said “Oh, am I driving?” ——— There’s a little fellow named Junior who hangs out at Tim Alley’s Grocery Store. The owner Tim doesn’t know what Junior’s problem is, but the boys like to tease him. They say he is two bricks shy of a load. To prove it, sometimes they offer Junior his choice between a nickel and a dime. He always takes the nickel, they say, because it’s bigger. One day after Junior grabbed the nickel, Tim got him off to one side and said, “Junior, those boys are making fun of you. They think you don’t know the dime is worth more than the nickel. Are you grabbing the nickel because it’s bigger, or what?” ...Junior said, “Well, if I took the dime, they’d quit doing it!”

An old lady had always wanted to travel abroad. She began by going in person to the Passport Office and asking how long it would take to have one issued. “You must take the loyalty oath first,” responded the passport clerk. “Raise your right hand, please.” The old gal raised her right hand. “Do you swear to defend the Constitution of the United States against all its enemies, domestic or foreign?” was the first question.

The little old lady’s face paled and her voice trembled as she asked in a small voice: “Uhhh... all by myself?” ——— A couple drove several miles down a country road, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument, and neither wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules and pigs, the wife sarcastically asked, “Relatives of your’s?” “Yep,” the husband replied, “In-laws.” ——— When Jerry’s daughter, Dani, was about 5 years old, she was thoroughly impressing her grandparents with her knowledge of insects while they were out for a walk. She readily identified ants, grasshoppers, crickets, ladybugs and such. When they happened upon a small beetle she did not immediately recognize, she looked at it thoughtfully, raised her foot and stomped it into oblivion on the sidewalk. ‘That one’, she said, ‘is a Squashed Bug.’



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Get Out of Town

Weekend Getaway Spokane, Washington Article by Colin Anderson


t’s probably a safe bet that just about everyone reading this article has traveled to Spokane a time or two. You’ve likely come to the biggest city around for school shopping, a concert, an anniversary dinner or killed some time before picking up a friend at the airport. What you probably haven’t experienced are the many parks and trails, historic theaters, unique neighborhood restaurants or museums. Why not save a bit of gas, spend a couple of nights, and explore all of what this unique northwest city has to offer. Spokane has accommodations to fit every budget. Downtown includes the Davenport which went from nearly demolished to a beautifully restored hotel that transports you back in time. If you choose to stay elsewhere you should still make time to wander the lobby as there is history and beauty all around you. There are family friendly rooms along the Spokane river at the Double Tree or Red Lion, or if you’re looking for something a little more funky, check out the recently remodeled Hotel Ruby right in the middle of downtown. The hotel is small and includes the Sapphire Lounge next to the lobby. Here you can sip made from scratch classic cocktails that are truly some of the best in town. A chat with the staff downtown at the Spokane Convention and Visitors Bureau ( can help point you to regional events going on. Big acts, shows, and sporting events are always happening at the Spokane Arena, Convention Center, INB Performing Arts Center, and The Spokane County Fairgrounds, but there are many other venues around. You can see a movie cheap at the Garland Theater, watch live theater productions at the Spokane Civic Theater or Interplayers, hear the strings come together with the Spokane symphony or laugh along with improv comedians at several 50   Sandpoint Living Local |

different locations. If you’re a history buff, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, or the MAC as it’s commonly referred to, should be high on your list. The MAC has more than 68,000 objects in its collection and traveling exhibits are always stopping by. This region is home to deer, elk, and moose but also Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Cat Tales Zoo allows visitors to get up close and personal with a number of different big cats. Walkways pass just eight feet from the animals and you can even feed them with help from a tour guide. The zoo is located north of town on the Newport Highway and is open year round. While up north head to Greenbluff which is a group of farms located at the base of Mount Spokane. Each is independently run and you can do everything from pick your own fruit, wine taste, horseback ride, or cut your own Christmas tree. Blooms start in the spring but most of the good picking happens between June and Labor Day. Nothing beats fresh picked fruit on a hot summer day. Back in town is another new fun place for kids to enjoy. Mobius Science Center recently opened its doors across from Riverpark Square. The center is hands on as kids learn by interacting with different experiments. The center is appropriate for all ages and adults might even learn a thing or two as well. All this sight-seeing is bound to work up an appetite and there is definitely no shortage of places to get your fill. Churchill’s, Masselows, Clinkerdaggers, and Milfords offer some of the best fine dining in the region. There is great pizza to be had at The Flying Goat and Beneditos. Fresh sushi can be found at Ginger, Sushi Yama, and Sushi. com. Thai on First serves authentic spicy Thai dishes and Agave Bistro offers gourmet Latin cuisine. If you’re looking for something on the cheap you can’t go wrong with a cheeseburger from Dick’s, breakfast

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at the Satellite Diner, or tacos from one of the many trucks found downtown. While north Idaho is well known for its countless trails and outdoor recreation, there are places around Spokane to explore as well. Mount Spokane offers skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and tubing during the winter months as well as hiking and mountain biking during the summer. Riverside State Park takes you on a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the Spokane River including the incredibly scenic bowl and pitcher. Dishman Hills natural area is right up against busy roads, but you’ll find yourself quickly away from it all without having to drive out of town. Manito Park can be found on the South Hill and boasts an incredible flower garden, greenhouse, Japanese inspired garden and playground for the kids. Whether you’re a young couple seeking a night on the town, or a family looking for some quality fun adventures together, Spokane truly has something for everyone. It might not be far from your home, but by spending a weekend here you’ll find more to do than you probably realized. Nature, food, entertainment, and history truly make this area a must visit for more than just a trip to the mall. April 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   51


Paw Prints

Prevent Pets from Bringing Fleas & Ticks Home Important Tips to Keep You and Your Pet Safe


pring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Invigorated by warmer weather, many of us make our way outdoors to soak up the new found sun. But despite the cheerfulness outside, spring can often bring unwanted critters indoors - by hitching a ride on our pets. Before people take their pets for hikes or nature walks this spring, they should consider precautions to protect their pets and themselves - from fleas and ticks. A flea or tick infestation is no fun for the whole family. Flea saliva can cause anemia, dermatitis and transfer tapeworms - a dangerous internal parasite. Worse, fleas reproduce quickly and can infest whole homes, requiring professional extermination. Perhaps more harmful than fleas, brown dog ticks and Lyme-disease carrying deer ticks typically enter homes through pets as well. Once in the home, they can begin laying up to 5,000 eggs at a time. But there is no need for pet owners to lock their dogs and cats inside all spring and summer. In fact, the National Pest Management Association, a 75-year-old non-profit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property through proper pest management and homeowner education, offers these tips to pet owners looking to protect their pets and homes from fleas and ticks:

What People Foods are Safe for My Pet? With all the potentially toxic people foods out there, it’s helpful to know which are safe for cats and dogs. Here are some Pet Poison Helpline dissapproved & approved foods. The safe people foods listed below are both safe and low-calorie options for pets. UNSAFE PEOPLE FOODS

• Avoid tick habitats such as lowgrowing, brushy vegetation along the edge of the woods or a trail.



• Check your pet thoroughly after you have been in potentially tick-infested areas. Finding and removing all ticks helps prevent disease.

Xylitol (a common sugar-substitute used in sugar-free chewing gum, breath mints, candies, and baked goods)

• Check pets frequently for fleas and flea dirt, especially after being outside. Look for excessive scratching and licking.

Grapes, raisins, and currants

Fatty foods

• Give your pet a bath after walks or playtime with other animals, as fleas can jump from host to host.




• Talk with a veterinarian about prevention and treatment options available to kill fleas and flea eggs.

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• Wash bed linens and vacuum carpets, floors and furniture frequently. Empty vacuum bags and throw the contents away in an outside receptacle. • If you suspect a flea or tick infestation, contact a licensed pest professional immediately to treat the pest problem.

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Tips to Keep Kitty Healthy Cats are low-maintenance, attractive pets. They’re warm, they’re soft, their purrs sound soothing, and nothing looks cuter curled up on a windowsill. No wonder Americans keep more pet cats than any other nation. But taking care of a cat can be more involved than some people may think. Medical problems, for example, catch many cat owners off guard. And while cats do not need the level of attention that dogs require, they do need grooming and physical activity. Here are some tips to keep your kitty in the best health possible: • Keep your cat indoors as much as possible. Going outdoors puts cats at risk—they can encounter dogs or wild animals, cars, fleas and ticks or other cats, which may carry contagious diseases. Remember if your cat does go outdoors, be sure to check your pet for fleas or ticks when they come indoors. Outfit your cat with a collar and an ID tag in case it slips outside. • Get your cat spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering can help protect your pet from certain cancers, while also helping the problem of cat overpopulation. • Choose the best food possible. Many inexpensive cat foods contain plant-based fillers and low-quality meat. Cats were meant to eat an extremely high-protein diet, so look for organic brands of cat food that do not contain chemicals or fillers. Always supply fresh water.

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• Keep kitty away from toxins. Don’t choose kitty litters that contain dubious chemicals. Instead, choose a biodegradable, flushable, septic-safe cat litter. • Take your cat to the vet for regular check-ups. Catching potential problem areas before disease develops can extend your cat’s life. • Provide entertainment and exercise. Buy safe, naturalfiber toys. A string or a pointed flashlight can provide activities for cats. You should also consider providing pots of grass and scratching posts.

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Idaho Gives

Willing to Lend a Helping Hand? Join Idaho Gives on May 2nd Article by Patty Hutchens


n a community the size of Sandpoint, word spreads quickly when there is someone in need. We have a vast array of organizations that help those friends, neighbors and colleagues who may have had a recent cancer diagnosis or lost a job. People need help with medical bills and are often forced to make the decision of spending what little money they have on either medication or groceries. It is a choice no one should have to make, but many times that is the reality. There are also the younger members of the community who may need a safe place to live to escape an abusive home life. Whatever the need, there are always people and businesses stepping forward to do what they can to make a difference in the lives of those around them. It is an observation echoed throughout this community.

learn about other charities, and make a donation through the Idaho Gives web site.”

On May 2nd, people statewide will have an opportunity to go online and donate to a nonprofit of their choice, provided that organization has signed up for this special event. The day has been designated as Idaho Gives and is a day hosted by the Idaho Nonprofit Center which represents the interests of the 4,800 nonprofit organizations in the State of Idaho.

Hoffmann notes that the goal for this inaugural Idaho Gives day is to attract more than 5000 donors and to be able to give a combined total of more than $500,000 to hundreds of nonprofits.

In an effort to maximize the amount raised, a portion of every dollar donated will be matched with funds from the Idaho Gives award pool. There will also be an opportunity to receive bonus grants ranging from $250 to $3000.

This inaugural day of Idaho Gives is not unique. It is modeled after philanthropic giving days in states and cities throughout the United States. In some instances there has been millions of dollars raised in a period of just 24 hours. According to Hoffmann, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are critical tools in getting people, even those who don’t regularly contribute to nonprofits, to quickly and easily make a donation to their favorite organization.

Idaho Gives takes place primarily online and is driven by a central website, It is there where donors can educate themselves on various nonprofits and designate funds for specific categories, including arts and culture, children and youth, environment, humanitarian aid, education, animals, and religious organizations.

Setting aside a specific day for donating to organizations whose sole mission is to help others, enhances the focus on various needs throughout the state. Organizations have an opportunity to share their mission and how they have made a difference in their communities.

According to organizers of Idaho Gives, people are curious as to how much of the donation will go directly to the nonprofit they select. The answer is over 93 percent. The remaining amount is used to fund the technology platform as well as administrative costs associated with the organization and promotion of the event.

“This day is a unique celebration of the important role that our many nonprofits play in our communities,” said Lynn Hoffmann, Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. “By focusing the public’s attention on the great work our nonprofits do, we hope to spur people into action on May 2, allowing them to pick their favorite charity,

The importance of the inaugural Idaho Gives day is in part due to the economic challenges of the past several years. People have turned to nonprofits more than ever and those agencies have increasingly been asked to play an ever-growing role in serving communities and are often trying to do so with shrinking resources. The driving force behind

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the Idaho Nonprofit Center is to provide resources to build strong and accountable nonprofits as well as providing those agencies with a platform to gather community involvement and support for the nonprofit sector. According to organizers, an event like Idaho Gives serves that mission by shining the spotlight on Idaho’s nonprofits and the great work that they do. It also assists them by hopefully expanding their base of donor support. The matching funds and bonus funds are funded by Idaho Gives sponsors. There will be several opportunities to multiply donations through hourly competitions, random drawings, and other giving incentives.


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The Idaho Nonprofit Center encourages any nonprofit with an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) designation to participate in the day. Idaho Gives offers nonprofits a unique opportunity to increase their profile, expand their online and social media presence, educate others on the work they are performing in their community, and perhaps most important, to raise the funds they need to continue the critical work they are doing in communities throughout the state. “Idaho ranks very high for the amount of time our citizens give to nonprofits. Idaho Gives will draw the entire state’s attention to the key role our nonprofits play in our communities and the importance of sustaining them with donations,” said Hoffmann. Interested nonprofits can find more information and register at the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s web site: For more information, go to, or look for Idaho Gives on Facebook and Twitter.

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LOCAL PICKS April 22 - Earth Day Celebration. The Forrest M. Bird Charter School will host this festival which includes art projects and educational activities for kids, bike valet parking with door prizes, local fresh food and beverages, live music, an eco-fashion show and art show, conservation films, no-host wine and beer bar, tours of the LEEDcertified Charter High School and exhibitor booths hosted by local and regional educational, conservation, and environmental organizations. The festival will be from 12-4pm. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. April 26 - Wine Tasting Dinner and Auction. Festival at Sandpoint hosts this event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. This is the Festival’s largest fundraiser and would love to have the community’s support. For more information visit or call 208.265.4554.

MUSIC *Call to confirm as schedules are subject to change.*

FORTY-ONE SOUTH Live music in the lounge on Thursdays and live music in the dining room on Saturdays. EICHARDT’S PUB Join us for Blues Jam every Monday with host Truck Mills. The Charley Packard Band plays every Wednesday. ***Text “livemusic” to 35819 to sign up for pub updates. TRINITY AT CITY BEACH Spend Tuesdays with Mike and Friends from 5pm to 8pm. Come down to Trinity at City Beach every Tuesday at 5pm to enjoy wonderful food and live music. It’s a great night to go out with the family. Also join us Fridays for the sounds of Bruce Bishop. For more information and updates on events visit us on Facebook at PEND D’OREILLE WINERY 04/05 - Dan Lavoie, 5-8pm 04/12 - Back Water Savants, 5-8pm 04/19 - Britchy Folk Duo, 5-8pm 04/26 - Ron Keiper, 5-8pm COLDWATER CREEK WINEBAR 04/04 - First Thursday featuring BareGrass, 6-9pm 04/05 - One Street Over, 7-10pm 04/06 - Devon Wade, 6-9pm 04/12 - Bright Moments Jazz, 7-10pm 04/13 - Ken Rokicki 04/19 - Bridges Home, 7-10pm 04/20 - The incredible Ray Allen, 6-9pm 04/26 - Mike and Shana Thompson, 7-10pm 04/27 - Brother Music, 6-9pm LA ROSA CLUB 04/3 - Truck Mills Band 04/11 - Tequila Dinner 04/17 - Will Foster 04/24 - Rob and Amy 04/25 - Dusted Valley Wine Dinner

SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS April 4, 5, 6 - Lincoln. The Panida will host Lincoln as part of the Global Cinema Café Series at the Panida at 7:30pm. 208.263.9191. April 11, 12 - Les Miserables. As part of the Global Cinema Café Series, the Panida will host a showing of Les Miserables at 7:30pm. 208.263.9191. April 13 - Colin Hay. The Panida will host a night full of comedy and music with the singer from Men at Work. The show begins at 8pm. 208.263.9191. April 19, 20 - 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour. The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) are coming to Sandpoint. Both films will be shown at the Panida Theater, with doors opening at 6pm for an pre-event social hour and early bird door prize drawing. Movies start at 7pm. F3T will show on Friday and on Saturday, Big R Fly Shop in Ponderay will host reps from the best names in fishing gear for equipment testing and workshops. IF4 will show on Saturday. All proceeds from both shows will go to the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival. Tickets will be available both online and for local pick-up at Big R Fly Shop and Eichardt’s pub (ticket sales will begin in late February). Tickets are $12 advance, $14 online, and $15 day of show. April 22 - Chasing Ice. Come view this National Geographic Film at the Panida at 7pm. 208.263.9191. April 19, 20, 26, 27 - “The Odd Couple”. Come enjoy this entertaining play, a 7B Production, directed by Robert Moore, at The Sandpoint Events Center. Doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, military, and seniors. Tickets can be found online at or sold locally at Eve’s Leaves, Petal Talk, and Monarch Mt. Coffee. April 26, 27 - Watercolor Workshop. Enjoy this workshop with artist Julie Hutslar at her retreat center north of Sandpoint. Cost is $225 which includes overnight stay in yurts, all painting supplies and meals. The workshop begins Friday from 6-9pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Call Julie at 208.263.1448 or email her at Julie@, to reserve your spot! April 27 - “Favorite Stories from the Big Sky Country”. The Heron Grandview Museum presents Hal Stearns telling of “Favorite Stories from the Big For all events, find more information and register online at or call 208.263.2161. April 10 - Social Media Workshops. The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce their Social Media Workshops, sponsored by Holiday Inn Express and Suites. LinkedIn for Business Professionals and Your Business is a wonderful class for all business owners and business professionals looking to increase sales leads and clients, recruiting employees and getting referrals. The class takes place from 8:30-11am at the Holiday Inn and Express Suites. Cost is $35 for Chamber Members and $40 for non-chamber members. April 11 - General Membership Luncheon. The Greater Sandpoint Chamber would like to encourage everyone in the community to attend this Luncheon. RSVP is required and space is limited. Please register online at or call 208.263.2161 to


Sky”, at 7pm (MT Time), at the Heron, Montana Community Center. Free to the public. Call Debbie Lyman for more information. 406.847.2388.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 & 8 - Spring Home Horticulture Workshop Series. Presented by the Bonner County Gardeners Association. Go to for class details. Tickets are available online or at event for $10 each. April 3: Pruning presented by Gail Locke, Master Gardener. April 10: Basic Gardening I presented by Kit Cooley, Master Gardener. April 17: Basic Gardening II presented by Kit Cooley, Master Gardener. April 24: Mushrooms presented by Deborah Halcrow, past President of the Coeur d’Alene Mycological Society. May 1: Berries presented by Jon Bair, Master Gardener. May 8: How & When to Harvest Your Garden presented by Master Gardeners Janae Dale, Ann Warwick and Mikey Haven. April 4 & May 2 - Injectors Car Club Meetings. At DiLuna’s in Sandpoint, dinner at 6pm, meeting at 7pm, all interested are welcome. The May 2nd meeting will be for finalizing Lost in the 50s plans. Call Gary at 208.263.9780 for more info. April 5, 12 - Stampin Up Club. First Friday each month from Noon-2pm, second Friday each month from 6-8 pm. Space is limited, call Sue at 208.597.7611 to reserve your spot. April 6, 7 - Tropical Daze. Bring out your Hawaiian shirt for some fun in the sun! Lots of family activities daily at Schweitzer. April 10 - Wine Dinner. Forty-One South hosts this Walla Walla Vinters Wine Dinner from 6-8pm. Cost is $65 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Cost will include a delicious five course dinner with hearty wine pairings for each course. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Please call 208.265.2000 to reserve your seat. April 10 - Social Media Workshops. The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce their Social Media Workshops, sponsored by Holiday Inn Express and Suites. LinkedIn for Business Professionals and Your Business is a wonderful class for all business owners and business professionals looking to increase sales leads and clients, recruiting employees and getting referrals. The class takes place from 8:30-11am at the Holiday Inn and Express Suites. Cost is $35 for Chamber Members and $40 for non-chamber members.

CHAMBER EVENTS reserve your spot. The luncheon is from 12-1pm in the Community Room of the Panhandle State Bank at 414 Church Street. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. April 19 - Chamber Academy Buying or Selling an Existing Business. Noon-1:30pm @ Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Whether you’d like to buy an existing business or you’re interesting in selling your business, Kevin Knepper will give great insight and guidance about the process. April 24 - Business After Hours. 5pm-6:30pm @ Bonner Community Food Bank. Networking at its finest with the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce.


April 11 - General Membership Luncheon. The Greater Sandpoint Chamber would like to encourage everyone in the community to attend this Luncheon. RSVP is required and space is limited. Please register online at or call 208.263.2161 to reserve your spot. The luncheon is from 12-1pm in the Community Room of the Panhandle State Bank at 414 Church Street. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. April 13 - Pass Holder Party. Schweitzer is hosting a pass holder party which will include tons of perks for *season long pass holders”, including an early lift load, tons of free prizes, the chance to win a 13/14 season pass, food/drink/retail specials (specials good Sat & Sun) throughout the resort, a private party in Taps, and much more! Festivities and perks begin at 8am.


April 19 - Chamber Academy. Noon-1:30pm @ Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Whether you’d like to buy an existing business or you’re interesting in selling your business, Kevin Knepper will give great insight and guidance about the process. April 16, 20, 23 - Free Communication Workshops. Toastmasters would like to invite the community to a series of three free leadership workshops on the theme of improving your communication. Please visit for times and locations as these vary for each day. 208.265.9139. April 17 - October - Classic Cruise Night. Come on out to Paul Bunyan in Ponderay every Wednesday night at 6 pm beginning April 17th through the beginning of October for Classic Cruise Night! April 19, 20, 21 - Sledfest. The biggest Northwest event held at Schweitzer Mountain, Sledfest! Call 208.659.1282 for more information and details. April 20 - Grand Opening! Tanyia Oulman will be hosting a grand opening for her photography studio from 10am-4pm. Located in the old Cabin Fever building, last door on 2nd Street, downtown. She will be handing out $25 off coupons for all portraits, treats and refreshments. April 20, 21 - SHS Baseball Camp. Sandpoint High School Baseball Training will offer a two day baseball camp that will focus on baseball fundamentals, (throwing, hitting, base running and position play). Individualized instruction will be provided for every camper by your very own Bulldog Baseball Players! Each camper will receive a T-Shirt and awards will be given out. Camp is from 1:30-4:30pm at War Memorial Field. Cost is $35 for pre-registration or $40 at the door. April 20, 27 - Bird Walk/Photography Walk. The Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge would like to invite you for a bird walk at 9am on April 20th. On April 27th there will be a photography walk at

9am. For more information go to their website at April 20 - Mad Hatter Tea Party. Come enjoy this tea party, fashion show, and raffle to support Community Cancer Services. This event will be held at the Panhandle State Bank at 414 Church St. from 12-1:30pm. Tickets are $30 each or $350 for a table sponsor. RSVP to 208.255.2301. Don’t be late for this very important date! April 20 - 5k Fun Run. Come out to Travers Park at 8 am and enjoy this 5k run as part of the Earth Day Celebration! Cost is $10 and will benefit the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail. There will be a Earth Day Festival after the run at 11am at the Forrest M. Bird Charter School. April 21 - Flowering Rush Pull and Sand Creek Cleanup. Meet at the City Beach Pavilion at 10am to keep our waters clean! Refreshments will be provided for volunteers. This is part of the Earth Day Celebration weekend. 208.255.1876. April 22 - Earth Day Celebration. The Forrest M. Bird Charter School will host this festival which includes art projects and educational activities for kids, bike valet parking with door prizes, local fresh food and beverages, live music, an ecofashion show and art show, conservation films, nohost wine and beer bar, tours of the LEED-certified Charter High School and exhibitor booths hosted by local and regional educational, conservation, and environmental organizations. The festival will be from 12-4pm. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. April 25 - Training for Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress. This program will be held from 1-3pm at the Ponderay Events Center. It is free and open to the public. Call Judy at 208.255.7408 for more information. April 26 - Wine Tasting Dinner and Auction. Festival at Sandpoint hosts this event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. This is the Festival’s largest fundraiser and would love to have the community’s support. For more information visit or call 208.265.4554. April 27 - Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Presentation. John Hastings will offer an introduction to the many projects that SHS students have participated in and how their participation has benefited our community. This presentation will be at the Sandpoint Community Hall from 9:45-11:30am. Free admission and the public is welcome.


Odd Couple April 19, 20, 26, 27

Sandpoint Events Center a Neil Simon comedy about our differences Directed by Robert Moore

Raffle for original artwork to benefit KINDERHAVEN *1 FREE raffle ticket with every admission

Doors 7 pm Show 7:30 pm

Tickets Monarch Mt. Coffee Petal Talk Eve’s Leaves


$12 Adult $10 Student, Senior & Military

UPCOMING EVENTS May 11 - Spring Auction, Spaghetti Feed & Alumni Reunion. Selkirk School celebrates its 35th anniversary with kids’ crafts and activities, great food, a host of live and silent auction items, specialty dessert auction, and an “Alumni Reunion” for former students. Everyone is welcome! Cost is $7 for kids, $10 for adults, $30 for families. 208.263.4931. May 16-19 - Lost in the 50’s. This event brings out the best of the best of vintage auto to Sandpoint. Local food and events adding to the welcoming of Spring in our wonderful community! Come check out the cruise on Thursday Night or take a stroll downtown over the weekend to view over 500 cars from all around Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.

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KBM Enterprises, Inc.

Computer network and server management as well as residential and professional computer repair. The very best professional service at the best rates. KBM has a client base spanning from home users to small and medium sized businesses. We provide a range of services that include computer repairs, upgrades, sales, Microsoft support, virus/spyware eradication, & remote support services. KBM provides excellent computer services at affordable prices within the shortest downtime possible. Ponderay—401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite K 208.265.0902


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Driveline Rebuilds & Repairs Transmission & Rear-End Rebuilds & Exchanges

REPAIR • PARTS • SERVICE EQUIPMENT • TRUCKS • RVS 1100 Triangle Drive • Ponderay, Idaho


Monday-Saturday 7:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.


Annual FREE KITE Giveaway! Get a free kite with any $15 or more purchase at Zandoozles. Located behind the GuestHouse Lodge on Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, Zandoozles offers imaginative, affordable, quality toys for infants through ‘tweens. New kendamas are in stock, including Sour Mash and jumbos. Free kite offer good while supplies last. One per customer, please. Open M-F 10-5:30 and Sat 10-5. Ponderay—400 Schweitzer Plaza Drive 208.265.7242

Sandpoint Storage

We are happy to announce the addition of Climate Controlled Storage, Heated RV/Boat Storage, and covered Outdoor Storage for RV’s, Boats and Trailers. Sandpoint Storage offers security, our property is fenced with 24 hour security cameras and security code controlled gate. We make moving in easy, we offer Penske truck rentals, we require no deposits and we offer a month to month lease, same day service. Our units are clean and move in ready! Stop by our office and our friendly staff will be happy to show you our units and answer any questions you may have. Open Monday - Saturday 9AM - 6PM and Sunday, 9AM 3PM. Sandpoint—32607 Highway 200 208.263.7276


Curves thanks all our members and the public for your donations to our March Food Drive! Curves is the only facility in Bonner County offering Curves Complete, the Cleveland Clinic designed weight

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Brown’s Northside Machine & Gear, Inc.

Brown’s can do your custom metal machining, welding and fabrication. Plus driveline & hydraulic repairs and parts in stock. Our Parts Specialists will make your u-bolts and hydraulic hoses while you wait. Transmission and engine rebuilds and exchanges. Brown’s ASE and Cummins Certified Diesel Mechanics are on duty 6 days a week. No job is too big or too small. Ponderay—1100 Triangle Drive 208.263.4643


Sandpoint Dental Cosmetics Dr. Joseph Johnson, DMD

Expanded days and hours for your convenience. New Patients Always Welcome! Dr. Johnson utilizes the newest and greatest dental techniques, enabling him to provide biocompatible materials and save natural tooth structure. He likes to deliver the advantages of the “big city” in his new hometown. Learn more about Dr. Johnson and our flexible payment options. Visit “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on our latest offers, or call to hear about our new and returning patient specials. Ponderay—Hwy 200 By the Elks Golf Course 208.946.4329

Sunrise Salon

Come get your summer shine on with a beautiful golden bronze tan at Sunrise Salon! We offer a clean and friendly atmosphere offering tanning: 2 premium beds, 1 stand-up premium and, 2 twenty min. beds. We also carry It Works body wraps, defining Body Gel, and face wraps too! These wraps tighten, tone and detoxify to help you get healthier, lose weight (literally inches are lost) and get in shape for summer! Stop in or visit to learn more about It Works products! Rejuvenating You Massage: please call Jolie 208.660.5484. Haircut and Color by Tanja: please call 208.610.5816. Couture Nails - Acrylic and Shellac Nails: please call Amber 208.255.9493. Hours: M-F, 9am-6:30pm, Sat, 9am-3pm. Like us on Facebook! Ponderay—110 Tibbets Lane, Suite #1 (across street from Co-Op) 208.263.5484

Fox’s Fun Factory Crafter’s Mall

We are the year round Craft and Gift Show open 6 days a week Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. We have over 40 different Vendors in the Crafters Mall. We have ever changing and additional items all the time. Some items we offer: Hats, Scarfs, Homemade Jams, Jellies, Sauces, Figurines, Paintings, Candles, Soaps, Scented Melts, Melting Pots, Jewelry, Glasswares, Tea, Tea Pots, Tea Cups, Kitchen Items, Baby Hats, Blankets etc. Pillows, Purses, Wallets, Clothing Items, Pet Items, Lotions, Music Boxes, Quilts, Aprons and much more. We have a couple booths that benefit projects. Stop in and check them out. Also some of our vendors offer free samples or special offers. Check out updates and news on Facebook and our website


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Tre’ Cher Gems Boutique

Are you looking for a special gift for Mother’s Day, Birthday or another special occasion? Tre’ Cher Gems has many gift items boxed and ready to go. From Centerpieces for tables, to “chick feeders” filled with your favorite candies! We also offer gift boxed jewelry, watches, and finery such as hand dyed silk scarves in dynamic spring colors. Why not a music box or water globe with a favorite tune? Or, perhaps you would like to select some wonderful organic teas or a basketful of scone mixes complete with home made jams or curds. Yummy! We also feature some wonderful summer attire with a tropical theme. We just developed a new scented soap called, “Sandpoint City Beach”. It is a wonderful blend of fresh air, water and a hint of coconut for the suntan crowd. Ponderay—Hwy 200 inside Fox’s Fun Factory Crafter’s Mall | 208.946.8499

PacWest Parts

Start thinking about spring! Pre-season tune up specials for push mowers and lawn tractors. Call us for rates. For all your home appliances, lawn and garden needs, think Pac West Parts. We specialize in snow blowers, chainsaws, weed eaters, leaf blowers, generators, pressure washers, push and riding lawn mowers. Including small engine repair, sales and in home services for all! Your local Husquarna and Echo dealership. Come see us at our new location! We have Expanded and have lots of new Inventory! Come check us out! Kootenai—21 McGhee Road, Suite #105 208.265.5500 or 1.877.866.9175

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Business Guide Auto/ATV/Boat Sales

Sandpoint Marine & Motorsports 195 Triangle Drive, Ponderay, Idaho 208.263.1535

Assisted Living Luther Park at Sandpoint “Where aging is all about living.” 510 South Olive Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho 208.265.3557 |

Arts/Crafts/Jewelry Art Works 214 North First Avenue, Sandpoint 208.263.2642 | Fox’s Fun Factory Crafter’s Mall Homemade crafts, gifts, coffee and more! 11-B Emerald Industrial Park Road, Ponderay | 208.946.8499 Tre’ Cher Gems Boutique Music Boxes, Yogi Teas, Teapots and Vintage Teacups, Fashion Jewelry & Silk Scarves, Candles, Scented Glycerin Soaps, Fashion Boots, Seatbelt Alarm Stops and More. Hwy 200 in Ponderay inside the Crafter’s Mall | 208.946.8499

Fitness Sandpoint West Athletic Club Sandpoint’s largest and most complete health club. 1905 Pine Street, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.6633

Funeral Home Lakeview Funeral Home Funeral home and cremation services. 301 South Olive, Sandpoint, Idaho 208.263.3180

Gardening / Lawn Apex Tree Service Travis Miller: 208.304.3489

Health & Wellness

North Idaho Spine Clinic 1207 Michigan Street, Suite B, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.265.2225 Pend Oreille Health Care 1207 Michigan Street, Suite B & C Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.265.2221 Sandpoint Dental Cosmetics 30336-A Highway 200, Ponderay, Idaho 208.946.4329 SuGee Skin Care & Spa 324 South Florence Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.6205 Susan Janssen Certified Massage Therapist at Sandpoint Salon in the heart of downtown. 111 North 1st Avenue. 208.255.2277 or 208.255.8464. White Cross Pharmacy Priest River: 5453 Highway 2 208.448.1633 Sandpoint: 1329 Highway 2, Suite A 208.263.9080

Home Improvement Dana Construction Company, LLC General Contractor 208.691.2042 Have Brush, Will Travel Power washing and painting. Homes, trailers, etc. Int. & ext. 208.263.5648. Idaho Granite Works Sagle: 208.263.1884 Naples: 208.267.1347 Monarch Marble & Granite 335 McGhee Road, Suite 103 Sandpoint, Idaho 208.263.5777

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Insurance Advocate Insurance Full service and locally owned insurance agency. 506 Alder Street, Sandpoint | 208.255.2222 Pend Oreille Insurance 476394 Highway 95 North, Ponderay, Idaho 800.392.0762 |

Law Firm Featherston Law Firm 113 South Second Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho 208.263.6866 |

Loans Loan Star Mortgage 201 East Superior Street, Suite B, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.265.5070

Moving All Seasons Moving, Inc. Real Movers, Real Trucks Free Boxes, Free Estimates 208.265.8090 or 208.699.6538 Sandpoint Movers 1326 Baldy Mountain Road, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.265.5506

Plumbing Three Amigos Plumbing and Maintenance Serving North Idaho. 1227 Michigan Street Sandpoint: 208.255.8440 Oldtown: 208.437.2935

Property Management Panhandle Management 30336 Highway 200 Ponderay, Idaho 208.255.1645 |

TV/Phone/Internet Hesstronics, Inc. 302 Pine Street, Sandpoint, Idaho 208.255.6677 |

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St. Knox Academy is an academic daycare where your child will learn and grow in a well-structured environment and we have one of the only Infant / Toddler programs in the area!


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