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OVER THE COURSE of the last few weeks, the world has watched in horror as Malaysian Airlines flight 370 vanished from the face of the earth. News broadcasters count down the days until the ping from the black box, which is actually orange in color, will no longer be audible. Satellite images provide clues but no answers. While theories such as terrorism or engine malfunction abound, the tragic reality is that 239 people have vanished from the face of the earth; almost like a bad science fiction movie. How is it in this era of technology that we can lose a plane? After all, it was over 40 years ago when families gathered around the television to watch in awe as an astronaut made history walking on the moon. Now, nearly a half-century later, we are not able to locate a missing plane. We’ve all heard the saying ‘it’s a small world,’ but this latest occurrence is a testament to just how vast the world is; the depths of the oceans incomprehensible. While this is baffling for many, it is heart wrenching for those whose loved ones were on that flight. What can possibly provide closure when they have no idea of the fate of those aboard?

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IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN! In March the Word Property Channel named the Top 10 Mountain Towns in America. And yes, Sandpoint made the list ranked as number four. The criteria, other than the obvious of being a mountain town, were the friendliness of the people, recreational opportunities and a true authentic “country” atmosphere. Describing Sandpoint, the World Property Channel spoke of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille and the opportunities it provides for not only fishing, kayaking and boating but also the ability to do all this in a place where one can be so close to nature – specifically mentioning the beauty of the bald eagles that circle above as one recreates on the lake. With all the stories written on Sandpoint in the last decade, one wonders just how these national and international publications go about gathering information to determine what those in North Idaho already know – Sandpoint is a treasure.


Festival at Sandpoint’s Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction With spring peaking its head around the corner, all thoughts turn to beautiful warm sunny days in Sandpoint. With that comes the anticipation of one of our town’s biggest events, the Festival at Sandpoint. With the announcement of the lineup coming in May, organizers are busy planning for the event. “Most often times when there is a story about Sandpoint, we field a call early on to answer questions, direct them to the right contact and resources and supply them with pictures if they need them,” said Mack Deibel, Communications Manager for the Chamber of Commerce. According to Deibel, there is a wide range of questions that come with the various media inquires, all dependent upon what publication they write for retirement, travel, ski, and more. “Our main focus is to find out what sort of experience they want to have,” said Deibel. “Everyone is different and that is exactly why our play on words slogan is ‘What a beautiful pace’ because everyone’s pace is different. Sandpoint is an experience and it is a multi-facet experience. We customize every experience for every writer and visitor that comes to the visitor center.” Steve Winston, the writer of the most recent article by the World Property Channel, first came to Sandpoint in 2011 as part of a familiarization tour sponsored by the State of Idaho.

But first things first. On Friday, April 25th, the Festival at Sandpoint invites the community to attend its Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction at Bonner County Fairgrounds “Wine Garden.” With a purchase price of only $50 plus tax, attendees are treated to a Riedel wine glass, wine tasting, silent and live auction items, a gourmet dinner and entertainment! The event will feature over 100 wines and promises to be a great kickoff to the Festival season. Get your tickets today by contacting the Festival office at 208.265.4554 or go online at You must be 21 years of age to attend.

“We hosted Steve for a couple of nights: provided an itinerary, made his arrangements, met him for lunch and dinner to provide more hands on experiences and answered his questions. We’ve remained in contact since,” said Deibel, adding that various entities contributed to the lodging and dining expenses. The increase in media exposure has provided great publicity nationally and internationally for this small community. “It adds to economic vitality. We’re no longer a timber town so we have to diversify our economic mix so we’re very dependent on the tourism dollar,” said Kate McAlister, CEO of the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. “Being mentioned in articles like this means a lot to our small town and stretches our crucial ad spend and maximizes our reach.” For a look at what other towns made the list, including Coeur d’Alene, which was ranked number one, log onto http://www.worldpropertychannel. com/featured-columnists/great-destinations/top-10-mountain-towns-inamerica-8118.php. 

Sandpoint by the Numbers


The percentage of Sandpoint residents who are selfemployed.


The percentage of Sandpoint residents who were born out of state.

1,150 ft.

The maximum depth of Lake Pend Oreille.

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Healthy Nail Laser Center

A safe, painless and effective solution to nail fungus. By Patty Hutchens.

IT’S SPRINGTIME. Many are anxious to put away the boots, but there are others who, instead of sporting fashionable footwear, slip on a pair of tennis shoes to cover up their yellow, brittle toenails. It’s a battle many have struggled with for years. Onychomycosis, a fungal infection that is evidenced by nails that are thickened, brittle, crumbled, distorted in shape, or dull, has long been a challenge for doctors to cure. But now there is treatment available locally that has proven to be far more effective than the creams, ointments or oral medication many have tried unsuccessfully. Dr. Jon Fisher, a podiatric surgeon at North Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Ponderay, began researching treatment options for fungal infections about six years ago. As a surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, he had witnessed several of his patients struggle with various treatment options, none of which showed long lasting effects. Fisher was familiar with the PinPointe Laser to treat onychomycosis and, although it was FDA approved, Fisher wanted to perform his own research before introducing it into his practice. “I contacted at least a dozen doctors and clinics and took the information I learned from all of them and came up with my own plan for treating my patients,” said Fisher, who has seen an 80 to 90% success rate. According to Fisher, the fungi live in a layer of dead skin around the nail, under the nail and in the nail, therefore it is important to treat all components of the problem for maximum results. “Anything in the medical field should be treated as a systems approach. You have to treat the skin, the nails and the environment,” said Dr. Fisher. Issues in the environment he addresses with his patients include shoes, socks, sheets, shower, and more. “Participation by the patient is very important.”

Cynosure’s PinPointe Laser is one of the most effective treatments for toenail fungus. Cynosure is well known for quality lasers able to treat aesthetic concerns like dark spots on the face or getting rid of hair.

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Dr. Fisher provides a free initial consultation followed by one treatment during which the laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. The results are seen over a 9 to 12 month period as the nails grow out. “The laser is a high dose of UV light. It does not burn you or cause any adverse reactions,” said Dr. Fisher. He sees his patients again at the 4 month mark for a follow up treatment and at 9 to 12 months to monitor progress. While the procedure is not covered by insurance, patients can use their Health Savings Account, Medical IRA or a Flex Spending Account to pay for the procedure. Dr. Fisher and his wife Katie moved to Sandpoint from Seattle where Fisher was a resident at Harborview Medical Center. Both originally from the Midwest, he from Minnesota and she from North Dakota, the couple was drawn to Sandpoint by the many outdoor opportunities it has to offer. They have a 20 month old child and a newborn and look forward to raising their children in the community they have grown to love in the six years they have called Sandpoint home. For more information, visit: All photos are actual and typical results from local patients.


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Bizarre Bazaar

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!

Crescent Electric

Established in 1919. Family owned, your number one local electrical distributor. 120 distribution facilities in 27 states, yet conveniently located in Ponderay! Your go-to place for all your electrical needs. Visit us online at or stop in the local branch 7am-5pm Mon-Fri. Sandpoint—89 McGhee Road 208.263.9513 800.397.3900 - 24 Hr. Emergency Service Line

Sandpoint—502 Church Street | 208.263.3400

Art Works Gallery

Art Works is in full bloom, now featuring three new artists: Maria Trujillo, photographer; C. J. Kovalchuk, pastel artist and Howard Keil, who bends and sculpts wood. The gallery’s more than 30 local and regional artists offer an amazing variety of jewelry, sculpture, paintings, photography and more. Stop in for your art pick-me-up today! Sandpoint—214 North First Avenue | 208.263.2642 f/sandpointartworks


DSS Home Preservation Services AmericanWest Bank

We’re your local, business-focused community bank, featuring a full line of personal and business banking products and solutions that fit your life. So whether you want to grow your business, save for retirement, put your home’s equity to work with a HELOC, or anything in between, we’ll help you get there. Stop in and visit with us today, at your local Sandpoint Branch. Sandpoint—605 5th Street 208.255.1700 |

We are a unique service for homeowners, offering 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 f DSS Home Preservation Services 208.263.1572

Insurance GlennsGlass

Spring has Sprung, or has it? Come find some color to enjoy while you wait for your bulbs to emerge through the fluffy snow this spring! GlennsGlasss has been creating beautiful colors with dichroic glass for over 20 years and is now available in Sandpoint. With handmade, oneof-a-kind sterling silver dichroic earrings at $20 and pendants starting at just $10, anyone can find just the right pick-me-up! GlennsGlass also has breathtaking fused dichroic wall art that will personalize and brighten any home or office. Available exclusively at Art Works Gallery, located on 1st avenue, across from The Hive in beautiful downtown Sandpoint. Sandpoint—214 North First Avenue f Glenns Glass | 208.263.2642

Carey Spears Insurance

Let’s talk about health insurance! Whether its Affordable Healthcare plans or Medicare, it can be an overwhelming decision with changes in policies and enrollment deadlines. I can help you understand how these plans work and assist you with enrolling in the plan of your choice. Call today. Sandpoint—102 South Euclid Avenue, Ste. 113 208.265.2026

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Advocate Insurance

Confused about the current healthcare changes? Come in today and let us answer your questions and help you find a plan that fits your needs and budget. We can also help you know if you qualify to pay less for your health insurance. Advocate Insurance wants to be your one stop shopping center, offering you stress free, seamless coverage. Locally owned since 1995, Advocate Insurance is here to serve your every need! Sandpoint—506 Alder Street | 208.255.2222


Have Brush Will Travel

We specialize in power washing & painting homes. Experienced in both indoor and outdoor painting and washing. Extend the life of your siding and keep it looking nice with power washing! Call us today for an estimate or to schedule your yearly cleaning! Sandpoint— 177 Woodland Drive | 208.304.7141

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Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. 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.

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Our mission is to provide our community with superior collision repair and customer service at affordable prices through skilled craftsmanship, education & technology.

Expanded days and hours for your convenience. New Patients Always Welcome! Dr. Johnson utilizes the newest and greatest dental techniques. 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

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Valencia Wetlands Trust Pioneers in wetland management. By Joshua Nishimoto. IN THE WAKE OF FAILED wetland conservation by both public and private parties, the Federal Government directed company, Valencia Wetland Trust, stands alone and on top! Their greatest achievement being the nearly finished construction of the Old Louisiana Pacific Sawmill site and their ongoing conservation of said site. They service areas in all seven major counties of the panhandle, and their biggest consumers are Federal Highway Administration, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), E.P.A., private developers and other government agencies. Valencia Wetland Trust’s pride lies in their work in streamlined, efficient project permitting and communication with project managers for on-site development and sustainability; standards previously unheard of in the industry.

ONGOING CONSERVATION Pioneers on the front lines of wetland management, Valencia Wetland Trust proves that proper management and healthy relationships among government, nonprofit organizations and private parties can prove to be a fruitful endeavor.

In 2008, the Federal Government codified wetland banking as the top preference for replacing destroyed wetlands in order to abolish the difficulties found in private and public land management. These difficulties included, but are not limited to: exhausting funds and other resources for land management, inefficient land development and improperly managed sites. The overall point being that companies were spending too much time, money and energy on improperly managed wetland sites. Valencia Wetland Trust has streamlined efficiency to work with engineers, consumers and federal and state governments. In both public and private land development, Valencia Wetland Trust takes on legal liability for necessary impacts to wetlands and, while partnering with other foundations such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Valencia Wetland Trust protects both the property and perpetuity of the preserved wetland. Pioneers on the front lines of wetland management, Valencia Wetland Trust proves that proper management and healthy relationships among government, non-profit organizations and private parties can prove to be a fruitful endeavor. Donna Collier, Manager at Valencia Wetland Trust, states that “the most inspiring aspect of Valencia Wetland Trust is that it’s a government-sponsored program that actually works!” Collier goes on to say that although she is happy with the progress they’ve made, the highlight of her job has been to witness the return of wildlife to the site. She explains, “There are even two at-risk species that have started nesting on the wetlands site— the Hooded Merganser and the Wilson’s Phalarope.” Now that

the site has been restored, these species will have the opportunity to not only survive, but to thrive. Collier explains that the Great Blue Heron had ten recorded nests last year and that two years ago the first Bald Eagle nest had made its appearance. Collier loves watching the Osprey and the Bald Eagles compete for fish, a sight that will continue to be witnessed as Valencia Wetland Trust continues their work; work that Collier hopes they will finish within the next two years. According to Collier, this work will require “Tweaking of the major construction site, the fine tuning of excavation from last year and the expansion of the wetlands.” After the completion of this work, Valencia will continue the conservation of this site. They are currently working on increasing educational opportunities for children and adults. For more information on Valencia Wetland Trust and wetland conservation see: or

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Arts&Entertainment SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS April – May 31. Spring is Sprung. Put some spring in your life with the Art Works gallery’s newest exhibit. See works of local artists in all media inspired by the season. Open daily, 10-4, Sunday 11-4 (closed Wednesday). Located at 214 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. 208.263.2642 or go to April 5 - Lou Domanski Chess Festival. Join fellow chess enthusiasts for the 23rd Annual Lou Domanski Chess Festival from 9am to 5pm at Sandpoint Community Hall. There will be three divisions and players are split up by age with differing entry fees for each: elementary age division for grades 1-6 with a $3 entry fee; middle school/high school division for grades 7-12 with an entry fee of $4; and an open division with a $5 entry fee. Trophies will be awarded for each division. Registration forms may be obtained at the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., 208.263.3613 or April 5 - Marshall McLean Band Concert. 8:00pm at the Panida Theater. for more information April 5 - Sandpoint Mystery Art Fest. Head to Evans Brothers, 524 Church St., during the Sandpoint Mystery Art Fest for your chance to purchase mini-masterpieces by local and regional artists for only $20 each, the catch is that each piece is wrapped up so you don’t know what you bought until you unwrap it!. Going from 5:30pm to 8pm, there will be live music, spirits (provided by Eichardt’s), raffles, fire dancing, and much more will be going on to add to the festivities. All proceeds from the mystery art sales will go directly to the wonderful children



Mark your calendars for April 24th. By Patty Hutchens. YOU’VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT IT and now it is your chance to see it. Kinderhaven, this area’s only privately funded group home and emergency shelter for abused and neglected children, is hosting its annual open house in Sandpoint on April 24th from 11am to 1pm. April is child abuse prevention month, and each year Kinderhaven opens its doors to the public to give a glimpse into the home in which over 1500 children have found shelter, safety and love over the last 18 years. And it truly is just that – a home. A kitchen where the Kinderhaven “family” gathers to prepare and share meals; a bedroom each child can personalize and call his or her own. Sadly, for some it marks the first time they have ever slept in a bed. The backyard and the family room are places the kids and staff gather to play, laugh and rejoice in being a child. Finally free from fear, the children are given structure, boundaries, and a lot of love.

Community volunteers come in after school to assist with homework. Others come in and read to the younger children. Some have offered cooking classes and basic life skills to the teens. Take time on April 24th to come by and see the great things the Kinderhaven staff and community supporters have done to help abused and neglected children in North Idaho. You are sure to be impressed. And remember, reporting suspected child abuse can be the first step to saving a child’s life. Be aware there are several types of abuse including physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment. Typically they are found in combination with one another as opposed to alone. If you suspect child abuse, you may call one of two statewide numbers: the Idaho Careline: 2-1-1 or 1.855.552.5437. Please call Kinderhaven at 208.265.2236 for directions.

and staff at Kinderhaven. Free admission. Visit www.facebook. com/events/262746637223873/ for more information or call 971.645.0365 April 11, 12 - “The Vagina Monologues,” Presented by Bonner County Human Rights Task Force at the Panida Theater. Showtimes are 7:00 pm on Friday and 2:00 & 7:00pm in Saturday. April 17 - “Fossil Fuel Free”. Can it work for our climate? A growing strategy in the fight against global warming is the fossil fuel divestment campaign promoted by Come to the Little Panida Theater, 302 1st Avenue, at 5:30pm to learn about the campaign and how you can divest from fossil fuels. Guest speakers include Will Lana of Trillium Asset Management. More information at or call .208.265.9565. April 17 - Maria in the Shower. Their musical approach is described as a simple yet potent alchemy that marries traditional folk and jazz with lyrics that explore fundamental

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LOCAL MUSIC Coldwater Creek Wine Bar 4/4 - DJ Mercury 7-10pm 4/11 - Bright Moments Jazz 7-10pm 4/12 - Maxwell Hughes 6-9pm 4/18 - Kari Marguerite & The 76 7-10pm 4/19 - Cedar & Boyer 6-8pm 4/25 - BareGrass 7-10pm 4/26 - Mike & Shana Thompson 6-9pm

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.

Forty-One South Live music in the lounge on Thursdays and live music in the dining room on Saturdays.

Pend d’Oreille Winery 4/4 - A Touch of Jazz 4/11 - Marty Perron 4/18 - Truck Mills 4/25 - The Powell Brothers

Trinity at City Beach Spend Tuesdays with Ray 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 facebook. com/trinityatcitybeach.


human questions while delivering it all with pure fun and energy. Simultaneously humorous and apocalyptic, four young performers have the entertaining power of a traveling circus and the musical prowess to back it up.This POAC concert will start at 7:30pm in the Panida Theater. Go to for more information. April 18 - Christian Concert. Starting at 7:00pm in the Panida Theater. Go to for more information April 24 - Andrew Gromiller Concert. In the Panida Theater at 7:30pm. April 25, 26 - The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, The Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited & The Pend Oreille Water Festival. Events will take place at 7:00pm in the Panida Theater. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival. Tickets are $12 in advance at the Big R Fly Shop, Eichardt’s Pub, or by calling 208.255.5757. They are also available through for $14 and at the door on the night of the event for $15. April 25,26 & May 2-3 - The Bad Seed. Sandpoint Onstage presents the Broadway hit at the all-new Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. For more information visit or call 208.263.9191 April 26 - The Shook Twins. Come down to The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., and enjoy a concert with local musicians, the Shook Twins! Doors will open at 7:30pm with the performance starting at 8:30pm and all ages are welcome to attend. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door; students with ID and children are $10. Visit for more information.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES April thru July 9 - North Idaho College Foundation’s 21st Really BIG Raffle. Try your luck for a chance to win a brand new $265,000 home at Syringa Park in Post Falls as well as a $20,000 car, $10,000 boat, $3,500 vacation package and $2,000 shopping spree. Tickets can be purchased at several North Idaho outlets including Super 1 Foods, Trading Company Stores in Post Falls, Stein’s Family Foods, Stock Building Supply, Lake City Ford, Buck Knives, the NIC Workforce Training Center and the NIC Foundation Office. All proceeds support student and program needs at NIC. Tickets are $100 each and only 5,000 will be sold before the July 9 drawing. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win any of the over $300,000 worth of prizes, including the grand prize $265,000 house. Idaho residents can also order by phone or online. For more information call 208.769.3271 or visit April 5 - Mad Hatter Luncheon and Fashion Show. Dust off your craziest hat and join Community Cancer Services for

April 25, 26 - The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, The Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited & The Pend Oreille Water Festival. Events will take place at 7:00pm in the Panida Theater. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival. Tickets are $12 in advance at the Big R Fly Shop, Eichardt’s Pub, or by calling 208.255.5757. They are also available through for $14 and at the door on the night of the event for $15.

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what is sure to be a few hours of fun, laughter and helping a great cause. The luncheon will be from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Sandpoint Center, 414 Church Street. Included in the event will be a silent / live auction, a raffle and a fabulous fashion show with clothing by Eve’s Leaves. The models? Cancer survivors from our community. There will be sandwiches, desserts, tea and mimosas. In addition to amazing auction prices there will also be a “best hat” contest. So come on out and join the fun and support cancer patients in our community. For information or to purchase your ticket contact Community Cancer Services at 208.255.2301. April 12-13 - Home and Garden Show. Taking place at Bonner County Fairgrounds, the Panhandle Building Contractors Association sponsors this annual show with exhibits and booths that will help inspire you this spring. 208.263.4967. April 15 - Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers’ Lunch and Learn Series. Hosted by Common Knowledge Bookstore, Tea House and Cafe, 823 Main St., from 12:10pm to 12:50pm. The series takes place every third Tuesday of the month and all are invited to attend but lunch is purchased separately. 208.597.7188 April 19 - Earth Day Exploration with SOLE! Come to the Waterlife Discovery Center, between 9-11am, and learn about conservation through exploring the wonders of our local natural world while practicing Leave No Trace. They’re encouraging a donation of $7 for teaching material but it is not required to enjoy the class. Open for ages 6-12, there is limited space and pre registration required at: register/. For more information email or call Dennison Webb 928.351.SOLE. April 19 - City Beach Flowering Rush Dig. Organized by the Lakes Commission and the City of Sandpoint, this effort keeps our high use areas swimmable by removing a highly aggressive aquatic invasive plant, flowering rush. Volunteers will hand dig plants in the muddy areas exposed by winter drawdown and they debris will be carried to a safe disposal location. Meet at the City

Arts&Entertainment Beach Shelter between 10am - 12pm with your work gloves and be prepared to dig in. For more information contact Erin Mader at April 19 - The Annual Sand Creek Clean-up. Help keep our swimming and boating areas beautiful by participating in Lake Pend Oreille WATERKEEPER’S Sand Creek Clean-up. This annual event helps remove trash and debris from City Beach, Dog Beach and the downtown Sand Creek corridor. Volunteers are asked to meet in the City Beach Shelter at 9:45 am for hot coffee and snacks! For more information contact Kelsey Brassuer at April 19 - Community Earthday Potluck. Let Scotchman Peaks thank you for your commitment to our environment and our community! Join them at City Beach (community hall if there is rain) after all the clean-up, from 12-2pm, for an enjoyable meal. For more information contact Kristen@ April 19 - Blend Your Own Bistro. Located at the Pend d’Oreille Winery, this Annual Earth Day event will feature live music while allowing you to be your own winemaker, with the use a refillable bottle. visit or call 208.265.8545 April 19 - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet. Join Selkirk Crest Chapter for a dinner and auction at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 208.263.0558 April 25 - Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction. Join the Festival at Sandpoint in the Bonner County Fairgrounds “Wine Garden” for an extraordinary event that will be featuring over 90 premier wines! Scheduled to kick off at 5:30pm with wine tasting and a silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner and live auction. Tickets are $50 per person (plus tax), with a minimum age of 21, and all proceeds will benefit The Festival at Sandpoint. For more information please call: 208.265.4554 or visit:

April 26 – Get Your Spring On in Downtown Sandpoint! The Sandpoint Shopping District is hosting a fun filled day of activities, events and entertainment in downtown Sandpoint. Plus you can enter to win a $500 shopping spree! Some of the many events include Green Eggs & Ham cooking fun for kids under 10 at Fritz’s Frypan; a free sock exchange at Zany Zebra where customers can exchange an old pair of socks for a new one while supplies last; register to win a free pair of Dansko shoes at Finan McDonald, stop by Sharon’s Hallmark for an Ecloth window cleaning demonstration, enjoy a free gelato with the purchase of a sandwich or wrap at Cedar Street Bistro and much more!!! Come downtown and enjoy the fun! April 26 - “Plants and Clean Water: Raingardens and Protecting Aquifer and Surface Waters.” Presented by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society from 9:45 - 11:30am at Sandpoint Community Hall. Jim Ekins, University of Idaho Extension Water Educator, will discuss rain gardens, riparian buffers and other ways to manage rain runoff on-site (in the yard) to protect aquifer and surface water. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit: April 26 - Shake the Sand Out! Help Clean Up Sandpoint!! Volunteers are asked to meet downtown between 3rd and Oak Street at the Jeff Jones Square, at 8:30am. For more information please contact Kim Queen: April 26-May 4 - K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Kicking off with a fundraising auction April 25 at the Elks Lodge, the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds its annual spring fishing contest. For more information visit

UPCOMING EVENTS May through October - Farmers Market. Come down to Farmin Park every Saturday and Wednesday to enjoy this open-

air market of fresh produce, garden starts, handcrafts, flowers, food and music runs. May 1-3 - “2014 Oscar Nominated. Animated & Live Action Short Films,” Shown each night at 7:00pm in the Global Cinema Cafe at the Panida Theater. May 3, 10, 17, - Camera-Ready Kids. Do you have what it takes to be on the big screen? Sandpoint Onstage is sponsoring an exciting three-session workshop for ages 7-15, teaching the fundamentals of auditioning for the camera. Students will explore the importance of a good headshot and resume, gain confidence through working monologues and have fun with improvisation exercises. Professional headshots and acting reels available to those interested for an additional fee. Located at the Cedar Street Bridge from 1-4pm. RSVP required by emailing Class size limited to 15 students. May 3- Health and Safety Fair. Come to the Bonner County Fair Grounds from 10am-2pm for expert advice from area’s health and safety providers. There will also be information regarding nutritional counseling, mental health, senior care and services, optometry, dental care, drug awareness, and much more! May 15-18 - “Lost in the 50s” Starting Thursday night at 7pm in the Panida Theater. Street Parade will take place Friday evening in Downtown Sandpoint, Saturday there will be the Car Show through all of the Downtown area, and Sunday will be the Annual Aspirin Rally Run. Each night there will also be headliners playing at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Watch for further details in the May edition of Sandpoint Living. May 22 - Sandpoint High School Band Concert. Starting at 7pm in the Panida Theater May 29 - Sandpoint High School Choir Concert. Starting at 7pm in the Panida Theater

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I FEEL VERY BLESSED BY MY JOB. Every day I am in contact with wonderful people through Goodwill’s service programs. I am inspired by many of the life stories I hear, and the joys we celebrate with people when they get a job, increase their hours, or find the courage to take a new position. On March 6, Goodwill Industries celebrated our annual Awards and Recognition Night. Four hundred employees, participants, board members, community partners, and friends and family gathered to celebrate the successes of 2013. Several award recipients hail from the close-knit communities of Coeur d’ Alene and Ponderay. Please congratulate these individuals and organizations when you see them in the community.

Recognizing excellence throughout North Idaho. By Heather Alexander of Goodwill Industries.

Employer of the Year: Center Partners, Coeur d’ Alene Community employment opportunities are an important part of Goodwill’s mission. Many businesses throughout eastern Washington and North Idaho partner with Goodwill each year, providing job opportunities to those who need the chance. Goodwill awarded Center Partners in Coeur d’ Alene as our 2013 Employer of the Year. In the last two and a half years, Center Partners has employed more than 100 people from Goodwill’s Working Solutions program, many of whom have overcome challenging circumstances. Center Partners staff also partner with Goodwill by presenting interview workshops for Working Solutions clients.

Briana Richardson, Manager of Goodwill’s Working Solutions Program, praised Center Partner as she presented their award. “Tim Keatty and his staff have gone well beyond the call of duty in assisting our participants. They are always there for Goodwill staff and participants, and they realize the positive impact we have on our community.” Independence Award: Coeur d’ Alene



Shawn Miller came to Goodwill in 2009. He works at the Coeur d’ Alene Goodwill Store two days a week. Job Coach Dorothy Blevens says, “Shawn has always displayed not only a willingness to help others, but a desire and a drive that motivates him to do his best for others.” Shawn shows great commitment to his job resulting in more responsibilities and opportunities. He works hard as a material

handler helping sort and process donations for the sales floor. The associates and management have great praise for Shawn’s work on their team. “Shawn is awesome! He is doing a fantastic job!” Shawn is doing so well, he has been asked to help out in the furniture department as well. Dorothy says, “What can’t Shawn do? We don’t know. Shawn has shown us he can do anything.” Independence Ponderay




Jill Price began working at Goodwill’s Ponderay facility in 2012. The staff is proud of the growth they have seen in Jill. As she has overcome discomfort working in public, Jill has been given more opportunities and responsibilities. Her fear has subsided, and she is a valued member of her team. Staff at the Ponderay store say that Jill is a great example of independence. She rarely misses work and is always excited to be there; no matter how challenging the task at hand may be. Jill never misses an opportunity to learn something new. Legacy Award: Becky Coeur d’ Alene Goodwill


Each year, Goodwill awards the Legacy Award, presented to an employee who exemplifies the leadership, business acumen, and compassion that defined Bobbi Johnson, President/CEO of Goodwill

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Industries of the Inland Northwest from 1982-2008. Johnson selected Salassi from this year’s nominees, saying “I would be proud to see [Becky] win the legacy award. She reaches out and takes what we have been doing and improves and brings it to other areas of our territory. She also has new ideas and goes that extra mile to see they happen. ” Becky consistently promotes Goodwill by participating in events such as the Annual Festival of Trees hosted at the Coeur d’ Alene Resort. Thanks to their excellent efforts, Goodwill’s entries have become an anticipated element of the show each year. Becky is often sought out by other Facility Managers for guidance in merchandising. Becky leads her facility with passion and a dedication to excellence. Becky’s success is attributed to her willingness to embrace not only essential functions required of her position but also a demonstration of the Goodwill -- a culture of true inclusion and team.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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314 North Second Avenue Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 208.263.2995

Food&Dining Trinity at City Beach

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, 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

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Spectacular sunsets, innovative cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list. Reservations recommended. 41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, ID 208.265.2000

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar Ponderay Location

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 have free wifi, 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

Ivano’s Ristorante

La Rosa Club

Miller’s Country Store

Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters

Kokanee Coffee

Shoga Sushi Bar

Captn’s Table

Sweet Lou’s in Hope

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. 102 S. First Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.263.0211

We now have homemade pies on Thursdays! 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, 8:30am-5:30pm. 1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd. | Sandpoint, ID 208.263.9446

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 6 days a week and have plenty of parking. We also offer fresh soup, tasty breakfast sandwiches and pastries daily! Visit us on Facebook or our blog at We post our specials daily! We cater too! 509 N. 5th Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.597.7831

By boat or car, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy waterfront dining. Located in Garfield Bay, the Captn’s Table offers a delicious menu including its famous baby back ribs and hamburgers. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, a pool table, great music and more. We have a full bar as well as full lunch and dinner menus. 1649 Garfield Bay Rd | Sagle, ID 208.265.6351

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. 105 S. First Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.263.0211

Full espresso bar, handcrafted single brew methods, gluten free pastries and burritos. Free WiFi, easy parking and on the bike path. Offsite coffee, event space rental and office delivery. Fresh roasted coffee available for purchase. Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Sat 7am4pm & Sun 8am-1pm. 524 Church St. | Sandpoint, ID 208.265.5553

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-Sunday. 41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, ID 208.265.2001

Summer hours: Tues-Sun 11am10pm. By boat or car, you’re going to love it here! Lake and sunset views, and free wifi. 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. 46624 Highway 200 | Hope, ID Open in the Summer 208.264.5999

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A Gluten Free Experience Bread of Life Bakery

Offering gluten-free products without sacrificing taste. By Patty Hutchens

Eating a gluten free diet does not mean you have to sacrifice taste! Bread of Life, located inside Earth Rhythms Café, specializes in delicious and nutritious homemade gluten-free breads, cookies and pastries. Whether it’s a cream cheese brownie, raspberry coconut cupcake, bread, hamburger buns, or pizza crust you desire, we make it. And it’s all gluten free! 830 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay, ID 208.290.0205

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FOR MANY IT’S A NECESSITY; for others a lifestyle choice.  Whatever the reason, gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly common. But eating glutenfree does not mean one has to sacrifice taste. For three years Bread of Life Bakery has worked out of the Bonner Business Center’s commercial kitchen making delicious mouthwatering gluten-free products for several area restaurants and

million of gluten. “So these products still contained some gluten.” 

has also sold its product at the Farmers’ Market. And the good news is residents will now be able to purchase their deliciously tasteful food year round.

Since Bread of Life Bakery will be totally gluten-free, customers will have peace of mind. “Cross contamination will not be an issue,” said Cori.

On April 1st Cori and Aaron Roark opened Bread of Life adjacent to Earth Rhythm’s Café on Kootenai Cutoff Road in Ponderay.  And with the exception of bottled beer, everything will be one hundred percent gluten-free.

From honey flax bread to cinnamon rolls and cookies, and even frozen ravioli, there is something for everyone, and it’s all made fresh daily. 

Due to celiac disease, Aaron follows a strict gluten-free diet. But the couple quickly learned that just because an item may be labeled as such does not mean that gluten is totally absent.  “We kept buying things labeled glutenfree, but Aaron would still get sick,” said Cori. They did their homework and discovered that to be labeled gluten-free, a product must have 25 parts or less per

Instead, Cori began to make everything herself. From condiments to bread it was all gluten-free. Over the course of 12 years she has developed recipes that are flavorful and nutritious. “I enjoy taking dishes and adopting them to a gluten-free recipe,” said Cori.

Both Cori and Aaron believe it is important to source as much of their food as possible locally. “We are as health and environmentally conscious as possible,” she said. “To have control over what you eat is to know where your food comes from, and the only way to do that is to know your farmer.” Hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. On Saturdays look for Bread of Life at the Farmers’ Market beginning in May.

Cedar Street Bistro

A downtown favorite! European Style Bistro/Cafe located inside the renowned 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. BEER & WINE. 334 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.265.4396

The Pie Hut

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 ever-changing pie lineup. 501 Church St. | Sandpoint, ID 208.265.2208

Delightful Choices

Sandpoint’s favorite Ice Cream Shop with over 16 flavors to choose from. We also have frozen yogurt and a 18+ condiment bar. Delightful Choices also offers Espresso Drinks, Hot Chocolate, Smoothies and Italian Sodas. Now serving food! So come in for a sweet treat. 216 N First Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.290.9306

Fine Italian dining serving Sandpoint for over 27 years.

Recipe the Cobb

This take on the Cobb Salad was created for Litehouse by Chef Paul Folksted of the Western Oregon Culinary School. Cobb Salad was the invention of restaurateur manager, Bob Cobb, who in 1926 at The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles found a way to use up leftovers!

Remember This A good way to remember the components is to use the mnemonic EAT COBB: Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon, Blue cheese.

Chef Paul’sCobbSalad GatherIngredients: • 3 hard cooked eggs, peeled • 8 bacon slices • 1 head romaine lettuce, leaves separated and torn into bite-size pieces • 2 cups chopped watercress (tough stems removed) • 4 cups diced cooked turkey or chicken • 2 avocados, pitted, peeled and diced • 2 tomatoes, chopped • 1/4 pound Litehouse® Blue Cheese Crumbles • 1 jar Litehouse® Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette or, • Litehouse® Big Bleu or, • Litehouse® Chunky Bleu Cheese • Litehouse® Bacon Bleu Cheese • Litehouse® Original Bleu Cheese • Litehouse® Yogurt Bleu Cheese • Litehouse® Lite Bleu Cheese


1 Cut the hard cooked eggs into 1/2 inch dice and set aside. In a large frying pan over medium heat, fry the bacon for about 10 minutes or until crisp; transfer to paper towels to drain. When cool, crumble and set aside.

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2 Make a bed of lettuce on a platter, shallow bowl or individual serving plates. Arrange the eggs, bacon, herbs, watercress, turkey or chicken, avocados, tomatoes and the 1/4 pound Idaho Bleu Cheese in a neat pattern atop the lettuce (in rows or in a checkerboard pattern) covering the lettuce almost completely. Pour a little of the dresssing over the salad and garnish with chive lengths. Serve immediately.


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ShopinStyle Farmers’ Markets THE BENEFITS OF BUYING LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE. BY PATTY HUTCHENS. WITH SPRING RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, many are full of anticipation awaiting the opening of the local Farmers’ Markets. There are many reasons people choose to purchase their food from these local vendors – freshness, nutrition, and the desire to support friends and neighbors. But there are many reasons beyond these that are good reasons to purchase produce and more from your local Farmers’ Market vendors. Taste and nutrition. Some reports state that the average distance that some food travels from the farm to your kitchen is 1500 miles. This means that the fresh taste can also deteriorate. During this travel time, which can take up to a week in some cases, sugars can turn to starches, plant cells shrink and the produce loses some of its nutritional value as well. Because locally grown food does not have to travel far, it reduces carbon dioxide emissions as well as packing materials. Supporting your local farmers. Statistics show that less than one million Americans state farming as their main source of income. It is becoming more and more difficult for farmers to make a living off the land. In short, farmers are a vanishing breed. But local farmers who sell their product directly to consumers are able to get the full price without the cost of a middleman, thereby maximizing their dollar for their product. By supporting your local farmers, you are not only getting fresh food, but also helping contribute to the livelihood of the local farming industry. That, in turn, also benefits the community as a whole. Buying local keeps your dollars circulating in the community. Getting to know the farmers who grow your food builds relationships based on understanding and trust, which is one of the foundations of strong communities. Preserving our land. The more that we can support our local farmers, the better the likelihood that we too will be preserving the beautiful open spaces in our communities. By purchasing locally grown food, you are doing much to preserve the future of the agricultural landscape. Protecting your family’s health. By having firsthand knowledge of where your fresh food comes from, including how it is raised or grown, you are able to purchase food that you know is safe from chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and is not genetically modified. Local farmers can offer produce varieties bred for taste and freshness rather than for shipping and long shelf life. Visit your local Farmers’ Market this spring! The benefits extend far beyond the tastiness of fresh food!

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Zany Zebra

317 N. 1st Ave. | Sandpoint, ID Zany Zebra is the place to go if you want something that you won’t find just anywhere! Clothing for women who want style, comfort and value. Gifts and cards (some are crazy), jewelry, scarves, boots, hats, gloves, starlights - you will certainly discover something for yourself or a friend at 317 N. First Ave. Vintage furniture coming to Zany Zebra in April!

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Syringa Salon

502 Cedar St, Ste B | Sandpoint, ID The friendliest staff welcome you with a smile. A warm and inviting space to relax. Environmentally friendly products. Haircuts, Styling, Color, Waxing, Skincare, Pedicures. Now meeting your beauty needs with a new line of makeup and skincare products, products for men and simple, fashionable jewelry.

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208.640.9081 Our self-contained van will respond to your location. Over 30 years Professional Grooming Experience. Included with any treatment:

Evans Brothers Coffee Roasting Studio & Café

524 Church St. | Sandpoint, ID Exclusive roasters for Schweitzer Mountain Resort, we pride ourselves on superior quality for everything we serve... espresso, coffee, chai, loose leaf tea, chocolate, gluten free pastries, burritos. You’ll also find a newly renovated café and cool, new merchandise. Café and Roastery open Mon-Fri 7a-5p, Sat 8a-4p.

- Nails, Clipped And Filed - Thoroughly Cleaned Ears, Hair Plucked When Necessary - Expressed Glands - Fluff Drying With Thorough Comb-Out - All Special Requests Welcomed Our goal is to make “grooming” a positive experience for your pets!

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Petal Talk

120 W. Cedar St. | Sandpoint, ID

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Celebrate Easter with us! Fuel your senses with fabulous fresh flowers, unique and exotic plants and a diverse selection of clever gifts. Our shop creates stunning bouquets and breathtaking centerpieces that are meticulously crafted and presented to leave a lasting impression. We specialize in horticultural novelties. Our addiction to perfect plants brings you the amazing choices for your special occasion. Petal Talk’s gift selection ranges from elegant to woodsy. Just take a peek in the door to see more!

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400 Schweitzer Plaza Drive | Ponderay, ID FREE KITE MONTH AT ZANDOOZLES Make any purchase of $15 plus & get a free kite (while supplies last)! Zandoozles is your local toy store, chock full of classic, imaginative toys and games that are both fun and skill-building. We have cuddly bunnies & great toys guaranteed to put sugar-free excitement into those Easter baskets. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm.

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Eve’s Leaves

326 N. 1st Ave. | Sandpoint, ID Step into Eve’s Leaves, Sandpoint’s finest specialty store for women, and discover feminine, stylish fashion. Pamper yourself with unique, carefully chosen apparel collections and accessories to complement you and your contemporary lifestyle. Enjoy personalized service as you search for just the right look. We specialize in casually elegant, comfortable clothing for work, home and play. 208.263.0712

If you’re in the market for a quality, pre-owned vehicle and want to work directly with the owners, this is your place! Tina & Scott Reynolds hand choose every vehicle and are very selective in their process. Each vehicle goes through a complete inspection process and has a history report available. Reynolds’ new website features their entire inventory and the option to apply for credit online for quick and easy financing terms. Now accepting select consignments for vehicles and RVs. Call for details. f Reynolds Auto Sales 208.255.5945

Christian Thompson Century 21 Riverstone

316 N. Second Avenue | Sandpoint, ID I am very proud to say I was born and raised in Sandpoint. After graduating from Sandpoint High, I attended North Idaho College and competed in Track & Field and received my Associate degree in Biology. I then received a scholarship to compete in Track and Field for Boise State University where I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Literature. For the last six years I have developed a successful real estate business through hard work, providing invaluable service to my clients and customers, and being extremely dedicated to my clients by upholding their best interest at all times.

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Santosha Imports

212 First Ave | Sandpoint, ID

Santosha Imports

Bohemian Chic for the fancy hippie! Unique clothes, gifts and exotic jewelry. The sun always shines when you step into our store. So leave those gray days behind and take a trip to the exotic at Santosha! Silks, cashmere, Thai meditation pillows, fabulous jewelry and yoga wear. f/santoshaimports 504.554.0224

Nieman’s Floral & Garden Goods 211 Cedar Street | Sandpoint, ID

Established in 1923, Nieman’s Floral & Garden Goods offers creative, elegant and fun floral design along with garden goods and advice that will inspire any gardener. Located in the heart of downtown, we are a full service floral shop offering flower design and plant offerings for every occasion, along with fun, garden inspired gifts and decor. Nieman’s offers delivery throughout the Sandpoint and surrounding areas for your convenience. We love weddings! Let us help make your upcoming wedding unforgettable with our beautiful wedding designs. Call or stop by today! Check out our Pinterest page and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on specials. p f f/NiemansFloral 208.263.3024


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A celebration with diverse traditions worldwide, but united in meaning. By Patty Hutchens.

IT’S CRAMMED WITH TOURISTS, vendors, and shops. It feels very commercial, even during the holiest time of the year; yet for Christians it is the most sacred place on earth. When I visited Jerusalem in 1983, I was in awe of many things, but in particular walking those steps Jesus walked during his final moments. The Stations of the Cross are now shops and privately owned buildings, with the final stations, heavily adorned with ornamentation, being located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It was Christmas Eve day in 1983 when a local man took my friends and I on a short walk by some of these stations along Via Dolorosa. The man stopped at the fourth station, only recognizable by the roman numeral IV on the building. Here he said, “I don’t know if it’s the actual spot or not, but I do know that 25 years ago I used to buy hummels here.” It was certainly not what I expected, but had it not been for this self appointed tour guide, I may have missed it all together. Walking those same steps along Via Dolorosa as Jesus did was truly a moving, humbling experience that I will never forget. Some skeptics wonder if certain events happened in the exact spot the tourist guides showed to us. To me, it did not matter. I was in Jerusalem. The celebration of Easter, which this year falls on April 20th, is the most sacred day among Christians worldwide. It is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus following his crucifixtion. But just how it is celebrated is different throughout the world. In the United States we have Easter bunnies and colored eggs. While these instantly conjure up the image of an Easter celebration, if one really stops to think about it, what could they possibly have to do with the most sacred day in Christian religion?

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Crown of thorns, a universal symbol of the crucifixion.

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While nothing is known for certain, there are theories that abound; the most popular of which stems from the fact that in ancient times an egg symbolized new life. In fact, eggs used to play a large role in pagan celebrations marking the beginning of spring – a time of hope. But for Christians it means more than new life. It is a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. So why do we decorate the eggs? This tradition goes back 800 years and originated because eggs were a food Christians were forbidden to eat during the Lenten season. At the end of the Lenten season, it is said that people would then decorate and eat them to mark the end of their penance and fasting. The tradition of the Easter bunny is one that originated with German immigrants who came to this country in the 1700s and stems from the fact that the bunny was an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. While foreigners may think our traditions are odd, there are several other countries around the world whose traditions are equally unique and, without explanation, may not appear to be sacred at all. But a look into their meanings can help to understand some of their celebrations. In Poland, one needs to make sure they are wearing his or her rain gear on Easter Monday. The tradition, referred to as Smingus-Dyngus, has young boys gathering buckets of water, hoses and water guns to try to soak girls with water. It is said that girls who get drenched with water will be married in the upcoming year. The water is a symbol of baptism and the tradition is believed to have stemmed from the baptism of Polish Prince Mieszko which took place on Easter Monday in 966 AD. A Hungarian Easter tradition is a twist to that of Poland. There they perform what they refer to as ‘sprinkling’ on Easter Monday. Instead of water, boys will sprinkle perfume or scented water on a girl and ask for a kiss. The symbolism behind this ritual stems from the belief of water being not only cleansing, but also healing and was also believed to have induced fertility. For Norweigens interested in reading a good crime novel, Easter is a time they look forward to with anticipation. For nearly a century, publishers in Norway choose Easter time to relese crime novels. It is said to have started when a publisher promoted its crime novel on the front page of newspapers in Norway during the 1920s. While it was an ad, people were fooled into believing it was actual news. While not related in any way to the Easter celebration, it is one of the most publicized traditions in this Scandanavian country.

The Stations of the Cross are now shops and privately owned buildings, with the final stations, heavily adorned with ornamentation, being located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Traveling to Bermuda on Easter? You will be treated to colorful skies as people fly kites symbolizing Jesus’ ascent into heaven. In Rome, the Pope devotes Good Friday to observing the Way of the Cross, a solemn devotion which recalls with mindful affection the last stage of the journey that Jesus walked before he was crucified. This takes place at the Coliseum in the heart of Rome. Easter Sunday the Pope celebrates with the thousands who travel from around the world to congregate in St. Peter’s Square waiting for the Pope’s blessing from the balcony on this sacred day. While Easter traditions may differ throughout the world, one thing remains constant. Christians gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of eternal life.

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High school students getting firsthand experience. By Patty Hutchens.

WE DRIVE BY IT OFTEN, but how many of us are really aware of the great things taking place at the Sandpoint airport? The Sandpoint aviation community is close knit and the hearts of those in the industry are generous. Just ask the younger generation. Anna Filce, a senior at the Forrest Bird Charter School, has always been interested in aviation. Thanks to her, many her age now have the opportunity to enroll in a Cooperative Aerospace Program through area high schools.  “Anna had a vision where kids could enroll in ground school and have flight experience,” said Ken Larson, a local pilot who has been instrumental in launching the program. The program offers courses in several aerospace related fields. “Being a pilot is just a small part of a career in aviation,” said Larson. The courses now available to high school students include: Survey of Aerospace Careers, Sport Pilot Knowledge Test Preparation and FAA Test, Sport Pilot Flight Training and FAA Practical Test – classroom and lab, Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance Technology – classroom and lab, Introduction and Internships – Engineering & Manufacturing Labs; and Individual Study Opportunities Last fall the 12 students enrolled in the survey course heard firsthand from industry experts. “We had a guest speaker every class,” said Larson.  Among the presenters were three aeronautical engineers, a flight attendant, and a former NASA engineer, Roger King, who worked with the Apollo program. “He was the one who figured out

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how to get Apollo 13 back.” Also speaking were astronaut John Phillips and a female stunt pilot. The goal is to provide students with enough exposure to see if a career in the aerospace industry is something that interests them. But they also have the opportunity to walk away with flying experience and a sport utility pilot license. Currently 10 students are in ground school preparing to take the written FAA test. “As soon as they pass the written they can start flying,” said Larson, who has noticed a boost in the students’ self-esteem and confidence level. Jason Hauck, a pilot and licensed A & P (airframe & power) mechanic, teaches the Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance Technology providing both hands-on and classroom experience. “The students have access to an actual jet engine to work on,” said Larson, referring to a donation from Sandpoint’s Timberline Helicopters.  It is a field that many who are trained in are almost guaranteed a job. It is forecasted that over the course of the next 20 years there will be a need for 550,000 mechanics. There are many in the aviation community who are doing their part to support this high school program. Dr. Forrest Bird and his family donated $2700, and the Local EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 40   Sandpoint Living Local |

QUOTABLE “There’s an overall feeling in the aerospace community that they are happy to give of themselves. That’s how the community is. The spirit is there and that’s what makes it work.”

1441 has devoted not only their time, but also made a very generous monetary contribution. And there are  local pilots such as Larson, Hunter Horvath and Randy McLain who volunteer their time working with the students. But don’t think these are programs only available to students, Andrew Berrey owner of Granite Aviation which purchased the $100,000 Tecnam P92 – Eaglet Sport Utility plane used in the program, offers classes and training for all ages.

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“Andy is giving us a discount on rental of the plane for the program,” said Larson gratefully. “That’s a great commitment on Andy’s part to advance the program here,” adds Barney Ballard, a local resident who is excited to see this program take off. “All these people exemplify the pay it forward philosophy.” Larson said he is not surprised at the support offered by all those in the aviation community and encourages any young person who wants to take a free ride to ask. “There’s an overall feeling in the aerospace community that they are happy to give of themselves. That’s how the community is. The spirit is there and that’s what makes it work,” said Larson.

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NAPA Auto Parts

The NAPA Auto Parts store in Sandpoint has been locally family owned for over 30 years. The Priest River and Newport, WA stores were added to better serve the community. The local staff is knowledgeable, friendly and ready to help you with your automotive needs. The stores carry performance parts and accessories, along with marine, farm, and heavy duty parts available. The stores are open 7 days per week.



Sandpoint—514 Larch | 208.263.2171 Priest River—5398 Hwy 2 | 208.448.1412 Newport—300 S Union | 509.447.4515


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Craving connection? Join me April 13th as I begin a personal growth group focusing on ways to “get out of our own way.” Through support groups, outdoor activities, and heartfelt conversations, we will begin a journey that will add joy to our lives and provide opportunities to experience the beautiful place in which we live. Monthly fee of $40. Visit to learn more and register. Sandpoint — 109 North First Avenue 208.290.2457

Lisa Paull, CPT, FAST Program Director at PneuThera

Are you looking for an exercise program that is tailored specifically to your needs and ability? Lisa Paull is a certified personal trainer at PneuThera in Sandpoint who can help you achieve your health and fitness goals in either an individual setting or small group. Call her today to learn more. 208.290.7996


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We are available 24 hours a day for emergency water remediation, fire board-ups, and wind damage repair. We are a certified firm with the IICRC and have trained, professional technicians ready to get your home or business back in working order. We understand how difficult and stressful it can be when damage occurs. Our firm works with all insurance companies and we offer competitive rates for the uninsured. We accept all major credit cards. For immediate service 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week call 208.290.6660. For other inquiries call 208.263.1058.

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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 Optometry

Optometrist Whitney Henker has provided eye care services for over 18 years. She continues the tradition of friendly, excellent service and thorough eye care of her predecessor, Dr. Thomas Wiley. She diagnoses, manages and prescribes treatments for ocular diseases and utilizes the latest technology in contact lenses and glasses. Patients of all ages welcome. Accepts many vision and medical health insurance plans. Sandpoint—1333 Superior St., Ste. A 208.265.4140 | f/SandpointOptometry

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This Fresh Market has the fortune of serving one of the Northwest’s friendliest, most popular destinations. Customers from as far away as the Canadian border and Montana are drawn to the fresh meats and seafood, popular deli dishes, and a bakery department that is second to none. Check out our fresh friday specials! Corner of Bonner Mall Way and Highway 95. Ponderay—212 Bonner Mall Way 208.263.4613 |

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Three Amigos Plumbing is committed to providing high quality plumbing services. Trained in the latest products and installation techniques, our team of professionals will assist you with all of your plumbing needs including sewer line maintenance and repair, faucet installation and repair, water heater repair and replacement, leak locating, line jetting, and remodels. Three Amigos Plumbing - 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service! Sandpoint—1424 North Boyer, Suite C-106-1A Sandpoint: 208.255.8440 Oldtown: 208.437.2935

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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 208.265.5506 |

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 f Panhandle Property Management

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Getting Hired

TIPS TO HELP YOU STAND OUT. RUTH WIMBERLY, SPHR OF WIMBERLY HR CONSULTING, SANDPOINT. IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR when many people, particularly students, are looking for a summer job. In my 25 years in Human Resources I’ve interviewed close to 1,000 people. I have talked with many amazing applicants who have been great additions to their employers. I’ve also interviewed applicants who, had they been better prepared,may have secured the job. Below are some of my personal suggestions that help make an applicant stand out: Tie your resume to the job for which you are applying – For example; your resume objective

says that your goal is to work as a Medical Assistant. Sending this resume for an opening for an Assembly Technician makes the recruiter think that you are just sending out resumes everywhere and are not that interested in this particular job. Compile a list of the businesses to which you’ve applied and keep it near or on your phone. It is disconcerting for a recruiter to call an applicant and identify the business only to have the applicant respond with unintelligible answers or not remember that he/she has applied at the business.

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Know something about the business to which you’ve applied and be able to answer why you want to work there. It shows that you have done your homework. Stay focused during the interview. That doesn’t mean stare at the interviewer but avoid looking around the room, watching people that might walk by, or playing with items on the desk. Leave your cell phone in your car or turn it off so you won’t be tempted to respond to a text or call.

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Wear clean and tidy clothes even if the job for which you are applying will require you to get dirty.

Sending a thank you via email or regular mail or calling is an excellent and not obsolete practice after an interview.

Don’t bring family members to the interview. It may be difficult if the babysitter cancels, but the interview is your time to showcase your skills. Children and family members will be a distraction.

that every business needs.

Sending a thank you via email or regular mail or calling is an excellent and not obsolete practice after an interview. It shows that you have courtesy and the skills to follow up which are important attributes

You may not always get the job you want initially. But every job provides you with the learning experience of gaining new skills and abilities that assist you in your career path.

Make sure your voicemail is set up on your cell phone. A recruiter will try calling you only so many times.

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Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Weekend Getaway. By Jessica Herbig.

“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” - President Lyndon B. Johnson - Upon signing the Wilderness Act in 1964 THE WILDERNESS ACT OF 1964 PAVED THE WAY (or unpaved the way) for a swath of wilderness known as the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. It meanders through 88,000 acres of peaks and valleys, the highest of which is Scotchman, the highest point in Bonner County, Idaho summiting at 7,009 ft. Collectively, the Scotchman Peaks run from Idaho into Montana and have arguably some of the best hiking around for all skill levels and abilities. You can access trailheads heading into the wilderness area from many points beginning in Sandpoint heading east on Hwy 200 to the Montana border and beyond. The hike up Scotchman Peak starts at Trail 65 outside Clark Fork, Idaho. Grab some sandwiches on homemade bread at the local Pantry in Clark Fork, fill up your water bottles, and head north on Main Street, turning into Mosquito Creek Rd #276. Turn right at the junction of Road #2294. You’ll go a little over a mile, looking for signs for Trail 65. Turn left on Road 2294A and turn left again. The road ends at the trailhead. There’s a small parking area, which also makes a great camping spot. The climb is short, but strenuous. Four miles one way with an elevation gain of approximately 3,700 ft. The amazing views start in the lower meadows and continue up to the summit. Don’t

forget your camera, but keep a good hold on it because there’s some mountain goats up there that might try to take it from you! If you go in mid-August, you might catch the huckleberries when they are ripe, but don’t tell anyone you heard it here. Huckleberry picking spots are a closely guarded secret in this area. If you are looking for a hike with a faster pace, or maybe want to try some offroad ATV/UTVing, try the Strong Creek Hike just outside the boundaries of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area. Featured in Backpacker Magazine and online at www., Strong Creek Hike #444 has an upper and lower trailhead, accessible off of Trestle Creek Road or out of Hope, Idaho. The trail has been cut wide for ATV and motorcycle

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Huckleberry picking spots are a closely guarded secret in this area. use, and with a collective elevation gain of 3,800 ft. over 7.4 miles, it’s quite a bit less strenuous than the Trail #65 hike. Both of the mentioned hikes, as well as most of the hikes in this area, cut through bear country. Make sure you’re carrying appropriate protection from wild animals while you are out hiking, and it is always recommended to hike with friends and let someone who is staying behind know your destination. If you plan on camping, leave that information with someone as well. It’s easy to get turned around even if you are familiar with the area. It’s all about having fun when you are out in the wilderness. This summer, consider getting out and enjoying the amazing natural wonders in beautiful North Idaho!

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Health&Lifestyle Middle-Aged Musings One reason you don’t need to lose weight. By Teresa Pesce.

This column is dedicated to the Middle-Aged among us, lost in society’s Bermuda Triangle between being young and being “older”, acknowledged only by ads selling them cosmetics to make them look young again and comfort bras to ease the inevitable triumph of gravity. EVERYONE SHOVES OUR NOSE into why we should lose weight, like pushing a puppy’s nose into a pee puddle. It’s shaming. So let me launch this middle-agers weight loss column with three real life examples of one reason why you don’t need to lose weight. First, my friend introduced me to a couple sitting at a nearby table in a restaurant. The handsome young man and middle-aged woman were friends of hers from a singles group. I felt sorry for the woman because…well honestly, because she was dumpy and trying to cover it with a cardigan that only made it worse. My inner critic had the unkind thought that if this single woman wanted to be married, she

needed to lose weight. Then the couple shyly shared that they were on their honeymoon! Second, let’s change the scene to a weight loss meeting, where an obese woman is being helped up three steps to the meeting room by a tenderly solicitous man. Beads of sweat well on her forehead, and she is breathless from the effort. It turns out they are newlyweds, there to announce they are expecting a baby and won’t be attending the meeting for awhile. And lastly, you know how a lot of ladies seem to have a “thing” for

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bass players? A pretty blonde woman who was about 80 pounds overweight played the keyboard in a church worship team. Skinny admirers thronged the shaggy-haired bass player every Sunday until one day he announced his engagement to the keyboard player, standing with his arm around her, both of them positively beaming with happiness. These examples all contradict the stereotypical thinking of this “post a photo” world, where it often becomes difficult to believe you don’t need to lose weight to be loved. But it’s true, nonetheless. I thought it was appropriate to begin this monthly column with this very important message.

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Chamber of Commerce promoting activities and resources to a healthier lifestyle. By Angela Oakes, Health & Safety Committee, Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. IT IS UNIMAGINABLE that nearly $2 trillion in annual health care spending could be avoided by simply changing some of our behaviors. Cost and consequences of such behavior choices include tobacco use, speeding, not wearing a helmet or seatbelt, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, texting and driving and more. Would you believe isolation is a bigger risk to longevity than smoking, obesity, alcoholism or not exercising? GET FIT BONNER COUNTY (GFBC) has been initiated by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Health & Safety Committee to create a positive impact on our behavior choices, create kinship and jump start a community-wide quest for health and well-being. Rather than being told what not to do or to start doing, GFBC will provide countless ways to encourage, support and connect our community. GFBC is a resource of information and inspiration. Through its Facebook page, w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / HealthSafetyFairSandpoint, GFBC will provide a forum to promote free or low cost activities spear headed by the business community and organizations. The goal is to educate, challenge, strengthen and motivate individuals to participate in healthy choices that ultimately contribute to changed lives and a healthy community. Why is GFBC so important? Our families depend on us! So does business. We all make a difference to our community. Being ‘fit and healthy’ brings vitality to our lives. It can reduce prescription use, boost immune systems, save us money, maximize productivity and create a sense of well being that is measurable and evident in all aspects of our lives. Imagine

the joy of doing something truly good for you, having more energy, and sharing this rewarding experience with your family, friends and co-workers. Advocates of the initiative are anxious to promote activities that encourage people to try something new, to expand their social circle by connecting with others in our community, encourage volunteerism, and bridge generations. We all have much to share and learn from one another. The initiative’s benefits go beyond the obvious. GFBC creates social capital, providing ways to bond us and open our eyes to needs and our hearts to understanding. GFBC will be launched at the Health & Safety Fair, Saturday May 3rd, 10-2 at Bonner County Fair Grounds. To begin your journey to good health, obtain your PASSPORT TO VITALITY at the Fair. The passport will help you chart your course, providing benchmarks to evaluate your progress and record your accomplishments. Passport benchmarks and activities will complement your nutritional, physical, mental and spiritual goals. There will be guest speakers on back country first aid, nutrition, and dementia and a bike rodeo for kids and cooking demonstrations. Call the Chamber before April 11 to sign up as a vendor, sponsor or partner.

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The Balanced Body

Ensuring a strong foundation paves the road to success. By Lisa Paull, Certified Personal Trainer, FAST Program Director at PneuThera in Sandpoint. WHERE IS YOUR PAIN? Are you experiencing sciatica, knee pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, or shin splints? Weekend warriors, star athletes, and couch potatoes all experience chronic or acute physical pain at some time. What causes the inception of pain?  Where is its foundation? If you tried to build a house on an unbalanced foundation, the walls would not be stable. Depending upon the severity of the imbalance, you either could not build the walls at all, or eventually they would fall, bringing the roof down with it. This is what we do when we tell ourselves that all we need to do is exercise or lose weight and all our pain will go away. We try to “fix” ourselves by building on an unstable and unbalanced foundation - our body. The original imbalances can come from an injury, overuse, or misuse of our body. Our muscles and skeletal system are all connected, myofacial meridians running throughout organizing the structural forces required for motion. The compensation our body imposes to account for the imbalances affect the functioning of the entire system.  A neuromuscular process known as reciprocal inhibition illustrates that when a muscle is activated, the opposing muscles are inhibited; they are turned off or shut down. For example, if the quad is tight, even though it might not feel bothersome to you, the hamstrings sense that muscle engagement and become slightly inhibited. We are asking the hamstring to do its normal functions, but as it is firing a bit later or not contracting to full capacity, it can become tight and strained.

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Home&Essentials Home Improvement Goes Outdoors April tips for starting a vegetable garden. By Julianna Verboort. Photos courtesy of Mavis Butterfield. Mavis Butterfield writes a gardening and home life blog in Gig Harbor, Washington.

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TREES ARE BUDDING, the earth is warming, and it is time to make a garden plan! What should gardeners accomplish this month? Your Northwest locale dictates specifics, but in a nutshell, April is time to decide what to grow, plan your garden space, and start seeds indoors. Geographically specific gardening resources are abundant, so guidance is close at hand! Mavis Butterfield, a gardening and home life blogger at in Gig Harbor, WA, offers these suggestions for April: “I like to get a jump start on my cucumber and zucchini seeds by starting them indoors under grow lights. The trick is to not plant them too early - mid April works best for me - so they are ready to transplant to the garden in mid-May. I also like to start a few herbs indoors. Basil, Cilantro, and parsley come to mind. What am I direct sowing into the garden? Carrots, celery, kohlrabi, beets, chard, kale and asparagus roots.” Butterfield uses wood pallets for garden boxes. Look for heat-treated palettes, versus chemically treated wood. Clear the ground; lay landscape fabric below the pallet; fill with garden soil, pushing the soil in between the wood slats; and plant with lettuces, herbs, peppers, strawberries, or any number of above ground vegetables. Butterfield’s blog offers a pallet garden tutorial. The Bonner County Gardener’s Association presents events and education for gardeners in the eastern edge of the Northwest. Check out their website at bcgardeners. org. University of Idaho’s Extension also provides a wealth of resources for Idaho and eastern Washington growers; find them at

New gardeners are tempted by the wide array of gardening options and food choices and can quickly find themselves with too many projects and not enough yield for the effort! Advice from experienced growers is to start small and investigate before planting. Know your climate and your soil. Invest in a gardening reference book specific to your climate. Experts recommend a laboratory soil test every three years, with home testing in between. United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Offices offer soil testing for a small fee.

Advice from experienced growers is to start small and investigate before planting. If organic gardening is your goal, use organic amendments rather than agricultural chemicals. Learn from successful gardeners in your area. Search online for local gardening bloggers; check city and county parks programs and local universities for Master Gardener advisory sessions or gardening classes. With a little research, some gardening friends, and tapping into local resources, you will soon be on your way to fresh homegrown food!

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Take your wellness into your own hands. EVERYONE HAS HEARD OF YOGA, but did you know you can consider yoga as medicine? An inexpensive alternative for everyone, the healthy and the sick? Yoga is a new path. A path that you can walk down to take your health, wellness and future into your own hands. It has been known for centuries that practicing yoga regularly improves digestion, circulation, balance, mobility, posture, breathing, metabolism, relaxation, sleep patterns, immune functions, as well as establishing control of one’s body and life. But not everyone can head down to the local yoga studio and just start stretching. Physical and mental barriers are extremely common. Didn’t you just say “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga” or “I have a bad back” or “I need to lose weight first.” Yoga is for YOU and yoga therapy can get you started on that path to feeling good again!

may suggest that the entire practice consist only of breath awareness and relaxation until the patient is ready to tackle more.

Indra Devi, a renowned ambassador of yoga, contended the “yoga is an art and science of living.” The art lies in the practice-based evidence, the mastery of therapeutic skill and the dialectic that occurs as therapist and client explore personal yoga practice as the vehicle for healing and a way of being. According to Dr. Timothy McCall, internal medicine physician and medical editor of Yoga Journal, not every yoga class is appropriate for students with injuries. Those students with special needs should instead try yoga therapy.

AN ACTIVE YOGA PRACTICE An effective yoga therapist must have this.

“Yoga therapy is typically conducted oneon-one or in small groups. Often, a session more closely resembles an appointment with a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist than it does a typical yoga class. What sets this healing modality apart from others is the focus on linking movement to deep, rhythmic breathing. Another difference is the emphasis on relaxation. In fact, when someone is gravely ill, a therapist

APPROPRIATE TRAINING If you have a condition that requires knowledge of the physical body, like back pain or arthritis, find someone with substantial anatomy training. If you have a more serious medical condition—such as cancer, heart disease, or lupus—you’ll need a therapist who understands the disease, the effects of medications, and contraindications to practicing. Look for someone who has sought additional training in your specific condition or who has a background in a health care profession, like nursing or physical therapy.

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Schedule an annual review of your policies with your agent. By Patty Hutchens. SPRING IS IN THE AIR. It inspires us to open the windows, clean out closets and take that lawn furniture out of storage. But spring is also a good time to perform an annual review of all of your insurance policies. After all, a lot can change in a year’s time, and you want to make sure you and your family have proper coverage.

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The amount of life insurance one needs changes significantly throughout life. You may think you have proper coverage for your home, but you may be surprised that many people are significantly underinsured. Have you been in your home for more than a few years? That alone is a good reason to review your homeowner’s insurance. What would your home cost to rebuild today? Chances are it is far more than that for which you originally insured it. Does your current policy insure you for replacement value? It’s a good question to verify with your agent. Have you renovated your home? Made

And what about those sentimental items? Your grandma’s wedding ring? Your wedding ring? The cost of gold has risen significantly over the last few years and so has the value of those keepsakes. By providing your insurance company with an appraisal, they can add a rider onto your policy to specifically cover jewelry or other items of significant value. By making an appointment with your insurance agent and answering a list of questions, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your belongings are covered and you will not be left financially strapped in case of a catastrophic occurrence. Life insurance is another area that should be reviewed annually. Should there be a change of beneficiaries? Is the policy in line with your financial goals? The amount of life insurance one needs changes significantly throughout life. Are the children grown or do you still have college education expenses in your future? Has there been a change in employment? What are your plans for retirement? All these and more significantly impact the amount of life insurance one should carry. So as you are cleaning out those closets and drawers this spring, gather up those insurance policies and make an appointment with your agent. You’ll be glad you did.

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SHS graduate returns to his alma mater as teacher and now head varsity baseball coach. By Patty Hutchens. ALTHOUGH HE SPENT his post high school years in Oregon, 2003 Sandpoint High School graduate Scott Fitchett kept tabs on his hometown – especially when it came to sports. And now that he has returned to Sandpoint, Fitchett will play an important role in the destiny of his alma mater’s baseball team as the head coach for SHS varsity baseball.

I started having visions of coming back to Sandpoint and turning the baseball program around.

As a three-sport athlete, football, baseball and basketball, Fitchett pitched and played first base for Corban University and coached at the lower level for six years in Astoria, OR. “I never was interested in making the step to head coach because I knew the time commitment,” said Fitchett. But that all changed last spring. “I started having visions of coming back to Sandpoint and turning the baseball program around.” He took a position with Sandpoint High School last fall and teaches government, sociology and US History and is an assistant coach for SHS junior varsity football. When the position of head baseball coach opened up, Fitchett’s vision turned to reality and his reluctance turned to enthusiasm. He was hired last October.

With 45 kids turning out, Fitchett was encouraged. “If we get those kinds of numbers next year, we’ll have to add a third team.” He said the biggest strength this year’s team has is drive. “The desire is there. The work ethic is there. There is a lot of talent; it just needs to be developed,” said Fitchett. “My job is to help them achieve the best they can be. It’s exciting because they are willing and athletic. They just need to learn and understand the game a bit better and put the mechanics to use.”

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His biggest challenge as head coach? Changing the culture of the program. “We need to teach the kids that they can be successful,” he said. He has no doubt they will be and predicts by May they will be strong offensively. “I measure success on improvement and not necessarily the scoreboard. But at the same time we need to teach them that they can win.” Another of Fitchett’s goals is to create a cohesive culture of baseball in Sandpoint. To that end, he is involved with the program from little league all the way up through high school. “I’m working with people in the community who love baseball. We need to build these relationships and sustain them,” he said. Fitchett’s coaching staff includes Ricky Klonz Jr., Rick Klonz Sr., Adam Hodges, Shaun Warren, Hollis Stewart and Ken Oler. “I wanted to build a staff that had a broad range of success in the history of Sandpoint baseball,” said Fitchett, who adds he is also very appreciative for the help and support that has been offered by his predecessor Chris Young. Fitchett is married to his high school sweetheart, Sage, a photographer and owner of Sage Fitchett Photography. They have a one-year-old daughter, Nora. Scott said he is grateful to Sage for her support while he spends time on the field working with the young athletes and coaching the game he loves. As for summer baseball, don’t look for Fitchett on the field. He has spent the last six summers in Alaska as a bear guide, leading tours of photographers who wish to photograph the animals, and plans to return this summer.



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Keep your feathered friend out of the kitchen. By Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital, Sandpoint.

BIRDS ARE THE ULTIMATE sensitive creature when it comes to the environment. Remember the old canary in the coalmine? Birds are so sensitive to dangerous gasses such as carbon monoxide that miners carried them down into the deep and watched them with anxious eyes. Whatever birds inhale or ingest quickly absorbs into their lungs and other organs. My research with the ASPCA uncovered some important precautions for bird owners.

about anything that comes in a can or powder can be toxic to our feathered friends.

The kitchen is the gathering place for our whole family including our animals. But it is surprising how many injuries we see in birds from ceiling fans, hot burners, blenders, boiling water, and even hot cooking oil.

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Cooking with your feathered family nearby is not a good idea and here are some reasons why: Cookware on a heated stove Teflon and other non-stick cookware emit harmful fumes. Sadly, I have seen the tragic consequences of burning and smoking cookware killing pet birds so quickly that we have had little time to respond. Even smoke from burning fats can cause rapid death in pet birds. Other fumes, such as aerosol sprays, non-stick sprays, perfumes, oven cleaners, and cooking gas are equally dangerous. Just

Keep the birds out of the kitchen and use an exhaust fan or open a window before cooking Store toxic items out of your bird’s reach Cleaners, pesticides, mothballs and medications are obvious things to exclude from your pet’s proximity. Mistakes are made quickly and sometimes tragically. The list of problem substances is immense: avocados - onions - garlic - chocolate coffee - tea - yeast dough - salt - tomato leaves and stems (green parts) - potato leaves and stems (green parts) - rhubarb leaves- - aloe (Aloe vera) - Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)- cyclamen species - dieffenbachia species - English ivy (Hedera helix) - ficus species - kalanchoe species - madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) - philodendron species - devil’s ivy (Epipremnum aureus) - schefflera species - snake plant (Sansevieria trifiscata). To be sure, limit everything other than those substances that you know are completely safe.

SUGAR SUBSTITUTES CAN BE TOXIC TO YOUR PET THE SUGAR SUBSTITUTE xylitol is found in many things we use on a regular basis including toothpastes, mouthwash, sugarless gum and some cough medicines. Many diabetics and those on a low-carb diet often use xylitol in their diets. But did you know it could be deadly to your pet? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, signs of the toxicity in your dog can manifest in as little as 30 minutes. And for a 20 lb. dog, as few as two sticks of chewing gum can be fatal. What makes it so harmful? It is said that the ingestion of even a small amount of xylitol will cause a rapid release of insulin and result in hypoglycemia in pets. Signs to watch for include vomiting, weakness, uncoordinated movements, depression, decreased potassium, seizures and a coma. Keep your pets safe and be aware of what they can get into when you are not around!

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SUFFOLK 3 Piece Leather Sectional NOW ON LY $5799 Regular Price $7749 SUFFOLK Leather Cocktail Ottoman NOW ON LY $949 Regular Price $1259 Sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman also available.

BEXLEY Leather Sofa NOW ON LY $2259 Regular Price $3019

Loveseat, chair and ottoman also available. Custom orders available.

WESTSIDE Leather Sofa NOW ONLY $2549 Regular Price $3399

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Sectional, conversation sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman also available, in leather or fabric. Custom orders available.

Loveseat, sectional, chair and ottoman also available. Custom orders available.

Special Order Special Order Special Order Available. Available. Available.

Flexsteel is one of the finest furniture products on the market, more than a century in the making.

The Flexsteel

Sofa in and out arms lined and padded for ultra comfort.

Our exclusive, lifetime-guaranteed blue steel seat spring delivers unmatched comfort and durability. And, unlike eight-way hand-tied springs, it never needs retying or replacing to keep you from getting that sinking feeling a few years from now.

Dado-cut overlapping joints reinforced with additional hardwood blocks. All base rail joints are further reinforced with corner blocks that are glued and screwed into place.

The Plush Cushion features 2.5 lb. high resiliency polyurethane foam topped with 1.2 lb. density polyurethane foam and a 1 oz. fiber wrap – all in a white fabric wrap. This cushion has a Lifetime Warranty.

Precision engineering of moisture resistant cross-grain laminated wood lets us create frames so strong you can count on them for a lifetime - we guarantee it.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

on the engineered laminate frame and blue steel seat spring.

Flexsteel is one of the finest products on the market, with more than a century in the making. That’s why we stand by it – for life. Long-lasting Flexsteel furniture is manufactured by well-trained people in a quality-controlled environment. You’ll be impressed by our quality construction. April 2014 | Sandpoint Living Local   63



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April 2014 Sandpoint Living Local  
April 2014 Sandpoint Living Local