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Super Country Saturday August 3rd

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Friday, August 9th

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Sunday, August 11th

Grand Finale

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Table of Contents


Protect and enhance your investment! • Outstanding Service • Trained Professionals • 24/7 Property Management


• Maximize Property Value • Increase Tenant Occupancy

09  Cornerstone Physical Therapy Healthy Hydration on the Go

10  Good News

Rock Out Cancer Concert

13  Business Spotlight Ponderay Garden Center

14  Best of Sandpoint

Sandpoint’s Best Businesses


17  Business Spotlight

Greener Pastures Turf Services

18  Financial Focus Investment Help

26  Hometown Experts

Your Local Business Experts

48  Explore Ponderay

Local Ponderay Businesses

50  Weekend Getaway

Explore Lake Pend Oreille

52  Paw Prints

How to Ensure the Best Care for your Pet

55  SHS Graduates

Congratulations Graduates!

56  Calendar of Events July Events


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The New Sandpoint Living Website!

60  Business Guide

Your Local Businesses

About the Cover

Once the snow is off Schweitzer, all in the community yearn for the warm weather so we can recreate on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille. Whether swimming, boating, wake boarding, canoeing or kayaking, there is something for everyone here. This is why we chose this beautiful photo by Linda Lantzy for our cover photo. It says everything about summer in Sandpoint - Lake Pend Oreille.

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Since launching our new format and name earlier this year, Sandpoint Living has received incredibly positive feedback from both locals and tourists. It is our privilege each month to bring you the good news that is going on in our community as well as tips on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, information for seniors in our community, the latest events taking place in our local high school and much more. With so many events and stories happening right here in Sandpoint, our monthly publication cannot bring you all the news. Therefore, we recently launched a community website,, that is sure to be your go to place for all that is happening locally, statewide, regionally and nationally. There you can find news, weather, sports, ideas for the perfect weekend getaway, health tips and sports scores. But it is much more than just a website, it is a whole NEW concept in web design and user experience, including giving you the community the opportunity to send us your vine videos and Instagram pictures. This social site is built just for Sandpoint...user engagement, live events, scores and up to date stories all about us and our community!!! Are you a writer who would like to contribute a certain topic? Contact us! Are you part of a non-profit group that wants to raise awareness of your cause? Contact us! Our new online presence, is your website! It is all about community! Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter on for your chance to win a dinner for two at Ivano’s Ristorante!


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Ideas for Healthy Hydration on the Go


n sunny days when you’re out and about, it can be easy to forget to drink enough water.

But healthy hydration, especially during the warmer months, is of the utmost importance. On hot days, your body naturally uses more water, and health experts say you should replenish every ounce you lose. For many people, the key to drinking enough fluids is a matter of convenience - keeping healthy beverages always within reach. The American Dietetic Association suggests drinking between eight and 12 cups of water a day. Though this may seem like a lot, carrying a water bottle can help you meet this quota with ease. Stash one at work, in the car and in your bag so that you always have one nearby. Another healthy option is tea. It naturally contains flavonoid antioxidants and is a healthy way to stay hydrated. Bob Greene, exercise physiologist and trainer to Oprah Winfrey, recommends Lipton tea in his book The Best Life Diet. But when it’s hot outside and you’re on the move, you may not want to wait for freshly brewed tea to cool down. For an easy and time-saving alternative to the typical method of hot brewing, try Lipton Cold Brew.

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t r e c n o C r e c n a munity C m o C t t fi u O o Bene k t e c t i n o U R al Organizations Loc

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Cancer. What comes to mind when you hear the word? Nearly everyone will instantly have a vision of someone in his or her life who has been touched by the disease. A mother, father, friend, sibling, or even a child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 12.7 million people worldwide learn they have cancer, and 7.6 million people die from the disease. Simply put, cancer does not discriminate. Young, old, male, female, and even those who lead the healthiest lifestyles are at risk. Fortunately for those in North Idaho, there are organizations that are able to help cancer patients and their caregivers in many, often unique, ways. Among those groups are Community Cancer Services (CCS), Celebrate Life, Bonner Community Hospice and Angels Over Sandpoint. All are separate and unique in the services they offer; yet all unite to help those who are often at the lowest point in their lives. Their support of not only the community, but of one another’s mission is one thing that makes them so special. Another unique characteristic is that two of these organizations were founded by local women, CCS by Heather Gibson and Celebrate Life by Jenny Meyer, both of whom battled cancer for 8 years before passing away in 2006 and 2008 respectively. Friends through their common battle, they both saw a need, they did what they could to help others like them, and it is their selfless missions that live on today. Over the years CCS has provided hundreds of patients with services that include gas vouchers to help in transportation to and from appointments, volunteer drivers, a lending library with information and support for cancer patients, prescription assistance, and cancer support groups for the patient, caregivers and children of cancer patients. There are no income guidelines to qualify and the services offered continue to evolve as each patient’s needs dictate. Celebrate Life is a Fun Run and Walk that began in 2004 by Jenny Meyer, with the

help of her sister Julie Walkington and January Tuinstra, a colleague of Julie’s at Bonner General Hospital. Today, Julie continues to honor her sister through Celebrate Life, which is in its tenth year. “Over the past 9 years, Celebrate Life has raised nearly $140,000. These funds are distributed through Bonner General Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic, Home Health, Hospice and

Kootenai Cancer Center at BGH,” said Julie. “Funds are used for such things as grocery and gas vouchers, firewood, house cleaning, massages, airfare, medication, monetary assistance, medical equipment and other special and unique requests.” Bonner Community Hospice is another entity that plays an extremely critical role for not only those cancer

patients who are in need of end of life care, but also their families. With a large percentage of their cases being patients fighting cancer, Bonner Community Hospice and Home Health Manager Tami Feyen said fundraising is vital so that Hospice can continue to serve all clients, including those without insurance or who cannot afford their services. “Bonner Community Hospice serves all Hospice eligible clients regardless of ability to pay,” said Tami. It was a few years ago when Tami Feyen was contacted by then CCS Board President Stefanie Nostdahl about a combined fundraiser for area cancer patients. She was intrigued. “After a few meetings with CCS and the Celebrate Life board, we put together a plan to try to raise funds to support those with cancer in Bonner and Boundary counties,” said Tami about the birth of Rock Out Cancer Concert fundraiser. “We invited Angels Over Sandpoint to partner with us as well. The rest has been history.” Angels Over Sandpoint is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist individuals and families in need. In over 10 years the organization has raised in excess of $400,000 and has donated everything from food, money, volunteer time and helping hands to fulfill its mission of helping neighbors in need. And that includes cancer patients. On July 13th these four entities will host the Third Annual Rock Out Cancer Concert at Beyond Hope Resort. It is a chance for friends and families to gather together, enjoy exceptional music, good food, maybe even camp out, and help raise money that will benefit others in the community who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis. “Due to the economy a lot of our grants have gone away,” said Stefanie Nostdahl, adding that with an annual budget of approximately $100,000, CCS works hard to make sure their fundraisers are successful.

will feature music by the nationally acclaimed Mason Jennings. Food will be available for purchase from Ivano’s Ristorante, Skeyes the Limit Catering and Jupiter Jane. Julie Walkington said it is an honor to work with the three other entities, and while each charity may do things a little bit differently, they all have a common goal – to assist those in the local community affected by cancer. But she emphasizes that it is non only the cancer patient who finds support through these organizations, but their loved ones as well. Nostdahl too is grateful for the support of the other non-profits who work so hard to help cancer patients. “We have built a relationship among these four entities and we all work closely together, especially when it comes to services and support that are available,” said Nostdahl.

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As for Julie, each time she is able to help someone going through the very thing her sister did for the 8 years she valiantly fought cancer, she is able to spread a little bit of the happiness that her sister Jenny brought to everyone every day. “From her experiences with her own cancer diagnosis, Jenny realized unexpected gestures-simple, unique and practical-are welcomed and appreciated by those with cancer and their families that support them,” said Julie who considers it a privilege to carry on her sister’s work. Tickets for Rock Out Cancer are $25 each and kids 12 and under are $5 and are available at the Bonner General Hospital Gift Shop, Eichardts, Sandpoint Sports and Sandpoint Furniture. There is parking for boats and vehicles but boat slips are limited so please call Beyond Hope Resort ahead of time to reserve a spot.

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Business Spotlight Ponderay Garden Center

Take one part garden center, one part landscape supply center, one part event center, mix in some beautiful natural grounds, throw in several national awards, fold in a concert venue with a 600 person capacity and you start to understand the recipe behind one of the most dynamic businesses in North Idaho: Ponderay Garden Center. Hailed two years in a row as one of The Top 100 Revolutionary Garden Centers in America and featured in a cover story in the national gardening magazine “GardenChic”, PGC is known locally for it’s unparalleled customer service, diverse selection, unique and relaxing shopping experience, and unique marketing events. The nine acre garden center features 6 buildings spread out between trails nestled amongst streams, waterfalls, and display gardens. Each building hosts a different selection of product categories and truly offers a “surprise around every corner” shopping experience.

July 19th and 20th PastThyme Antique, Garden, & Junk Sale. 9am - 4pm

July 26th - 28th Garden of Artistry A fine art show featuring over 40 artists of national and international prominence

While many garden centers are winding down from a busy spring season, PGC takes no break and is ramping up for a crazy event season. This event season features one wedding, a two day antique show, a three day fine art show, an upscale fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, and nine concerts. Events like the art show and antiques show feature up to 50 artists/vendors nestled into the trails throughout the property. The concerts on the other hand take place in the center of the property in what is now known simply as “The Venue @ PGC”. The venue features 4000sq ft of lawn, a beer and wine garden, food vendors, VIP areas, full size stage with lighting, and the finest sound system in North Idaho. The best part, most of the events at PGC are free, including the Concerts for a Cause series featuring top rated talent from throughout the country. So, what’s next for this unique North Idaho gem? In the words of PGC General Manager Kevin Mansoor, “Can you imagine being stuck inside of a box? I can’t. PGC will continue to innovate. Ladies nights, motorcycles shows, and theater performances are just some of the ideas in the conceptual stage. Our gardener customers call us ‘Disneyland for Gardeners’ while our concert fans compare us to the Gorge or a mini Hollywood Bowl. Comments like that humble us greatly. The reality is that we just keep doing what we love and have fun doing it.”

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Best of Sandpoint


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

Idaho Granite Works

Idaho Granite Works is a locally owned, family operated business in the vicinity of Sandpoint, Idaho. We handle all phases of fabrication and installation. We welcome all projects including counter tops, interior and exterior designs, memorials, signs, and custom fabrication. Sagle—468146 Highway 95 208.263.1884

Lewis & Hawn, Excellence in Dentistry - James B. Lewis, DMD & Mark W. Hawn, DDS

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

DSS Home Preservation Services

Miller’s Country Store

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

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


Taylor Insurance

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

Selle Valley Construction RCE-1102

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

K2 Inn

Sandpoint’s most eclectic collection of gifts, home and yard décor is at it again. Bird lovers will go tweeters over the Rusty Bird silhouettes, bird wind chimes, bird scarves, balance toys and much more. Sand Art is back, better than ever. These soothing, falling sand pictures will fascinate you. New jewelry from Moonrise and Artisan Copper is in stock. And the chocolate counter is full of all your favorites. Open M-Sat, 10-5:30; Sun, 11-5. Like us on Facebook! Sandpoint—313 North First Avenue 208.265.5060

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

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Art Walk continues at the the gallery, where you’ll always find something new, unique, and delightful! Art Works is pleased to welcome new members, photographer Don Fisher and painter Ray Schmidt. Stop in to meet the artists and see their work, Sunday, July 21 from 1-4pm. For a preview, visit Open daily, 10-5, Sun 11-5. Sandpoint—214 North First Avenue 208.263.2642

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

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Greener Pastures Turf Services, LLC Whether you have a small flower bed infested with weeds or a 40-acre tract filled with spotted knap-weed, Greener Pastures Turf Services has what you need. The company, owned by Eric and Jennifer Christoferson, has been operating in Sandpoint since 2007, a testament to its superior reputation and loyal customer base. While Greener Pastures’ primary focus is on lawn care, fertilizer and weed control, they also provide applications of insect prevention barriers, tree and shrub disease control, hydro seeding, and erosion and dust control. And don’t think they are sitting by idly during the winter months; they provide snow removal services as well as distribution of liquid deice to parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. Greener Pastures Turf Service has both commercial and residential clients. “We provide dust control on both county and private roads with a magnesium-chloride product,” said Eric. Another service provided is pasture reclamation. By providing weed control in the summer and re-seeding and fertilizing in the fall, pasture areas can be rejuvenated. The company’s superior knowledge of pest and weed control, coupled with the high quality of products it uses, has been a driving force behind their success. “We use only top quality products that protect our environment because they are targeted for the specific pest,” said Eric, who adds that his company implements the products with professionalism, care, and knowledge of the products and their abilities to perform the functions they were designed for. Greener Pastures Turf Services holds both a commercial pesticide applicator’s license and a contractor’s license. “We hold a commercial liability insurance policy and a surety bond,” said Eric. “All these tools allow us to work throughout Bonner County on large and small projects helping our many customers meet their goals for their properties.” Residents of Bonner County for the past 18 years, Eric and Jennifer are committed to providing top quality customer service. “We seek our customers’ satisfaction in all we do. We have found this to be a unique quality, different from our competitors,” said Eric. “We attribute the success of our business to our Savior, Jesus Christ.” The couple and their two boys enjoy the outdoors and the laid back atmosphere the community offers. When not working, they enjoy camping, fishing, canoeing, boating, backpacking, and hunting. Weather permitting; they try to fit in as many activities outdoors as they can. They have taken their devotion to community to other places beyond Sandpoint. They enjoy doing mission work and assisted in rebuilding in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina and also Smithville, Mississippi after a tornado devastated the area. They enjoy contributing to their local community as well. “In past years we have also donated Hydroseeding to Habitat for Humanity house construction projects,” said Eric. To learn more, please visit their website at or call them at 208.265.9129 or 208.610.6417.

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Financial Focus

Will your money last? With a retirement plan it can. Having a plan and the right financial solutions can help you put a confident retirement within reach. As an Ameriprise financial advisor, I’ll work with you to define your retirement dreams. And together, we’ll create a plan that works for you — with the products and strategies that are right for your goals. Our Advisors. Your Dreams. MORE WITHIN REACH® Call me today at 509.363.0336 Michael Mastor Financial Advisor 152 S Jefferson St Spokane, WA, 99201 509.363.0336 1.877.566.5609

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Are You Prepared for Retirement? Consulting a Professional Can Help Get You on Track By Patty Hutchens


hether you are 25 or 55, retirement planning should always be a factor when it comes to preparing for your financial future. But the reality is that while many envision a retirement lifestyle that includes traveling and being able to enjoy other leisurely activities, few are financially equipped to live out that dream. Complacency? Denial? Lack of knowledge? Whatever the reason, a written financial plan that includes an estimate of retirement expenses, an accounting for inflation and a calculation of income that assets will produce during retirement years, is something everyone should have if they want to live out their later years in the lifestyle they imagined. Research shows that while almost threequarters of baby boomers envision a retirement life that included vacations, less than half feel they can afford the retirement lifestyle they had worked so hard for. The average gap between reality and what is truly needed is not a matter of a few thousand dollars. On average it is a quarter of a million dollars. Furthermore, of those polled in a recent survey, 22% stated that they had less than $250,000 allotted for retirement. So with the downturn the economy has experienced over the last decade, what are the assets upon which people are depending for their retirement income? You may be surprised to learn that even with the significant decrease in home prices, people are depending upon the equity in their home to be a large source of income upon retirement. One possible explanation for this is that people may feel that their homes, while worth less than before the recession, are a more reliable investment than what they have experienced through other investment opportunities. While a heavy reliance on home equity may seem like a plausible plan for retirement, the problem lies in the fact that many of these same homeowners, roughly 37%, report that they are not on track to pay off their mortgage. While many nearing retirement age are concerned about their financial situation,

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the major concern appears to be with their health. But what people may not realize is that the two actually are closely related. According to the Employee Benefits Research Institute, by 2020 a 65 year old married couple without an employer based health plan, who incur average medication expenses, could require a total of $365,000 to $454,000 to pay for Medigap, Medicare Part B and Part D premiums and out of pocket prescription expenses – something over 50% of those surveyed have not considered. So what does all this information mean? The importance of consulting with a professional cannot be underestimated. They will look at your overall current financial picture, calculate projections of income from assets, factor in inflation, and best of all, help you realize that your retirement dream could in fact be your reality. And just when is the right time to begin this investigation into your retirement outlook? At any age, at any time, and it is never too late to create your personalized plan to a successful retirement.

At any age, at any time. It is never too late to create your personalized plan to a successful retirement.

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


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


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


Dining Guide Ivano’s Ristorante

La Rosa Club

Shoga Sushi Bar

Bangkok Cuisine

Kokanee Coffee

Miller’s Country Store

Tango Cafe

Sweet Lou’s in Hope

Cedar Street Bistro

The Pie Hut

Fiesta Bonita

Connies Cafe

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

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

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

208.263.9514 414 Church Street, Sandpoint ID Fresh salads, scrumptious baked goods and a full barista bar featuring Evans Brothers coffee. Great place for meetings as well as a great space for private meetings. Try our Ahi Tuna sandwich, a Tango Specialty! Signature omelettes and original lunch specials. Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm.

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

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

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

208.265.4149 202 North 2nd Avenue, Sandpoint ID 13 lunch specials served with roll, salad and tea. Ala Carte dinner served with steamed rice. Authentic prepared to order menu includes our favorite 5 curries, duck, noodle dishes & much more. Dinner specials daily. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free welcome. Take out & catering available. Winter Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2pm & Dinner Mon-Sat, 5-9pm (closed Sunday). Serving wine and beer.

208.263.9446 1326 Baldy Mountain Road, Sandpoint ID Come experience the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls, pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on our homemade bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am5:30pm. Like us on Facebook!

208.264.5999 46624 Highway 200, Hope ID Summer hours are Tues-Sunday 11am-10pm. By boat or car, you’re going to love it here! Lake and sunset views. Indoor/outdoor seating. Family friendly. Come for the RIBS thick and juicy with a choice of sauces. Steaks, salmon, salads and signature desserts. Full bar.

208.265.2208 501 Church Street, Sandpoint, ID Sandpoint’s secret gem, serving fresh pies and full lunch/early dinners. Best homemade soups in town with wide collection of panini sandwiches and others, hot and cold, including cubans. Chicken pot pie and quiche as well. Fun atmosphere, exciting food selections and everchanging pie line-up.

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

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f you have ever wondered where that bike path along Highway 2 ends, be sure and venture all the way to Dover -whether by bike, foot or car - and see what surprise there is in store for you! Dover Joe and Roll is a quaint place that is a great getaway for a morning cup of coffee, breakfast sandwich on homemade bread, or a freshly baked muffin or cinnamon roll. With a beautiful deck, it is also an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine the summer months offer. Owned and operated by husband and wife Rick Hyde and Diane Zenier, Dover Joe and Roll first opened in October 2005. “It’s very personal,” said Rick referring to the fact they have done all of the work themselves. But they were forced to close about two years ago during which time Rick successfully fought cancer. This past April the couple was thrilled to reopen and welcome back all their customers whom they also consider friends. “We’ve been so happy with all the customers who have returned,” said Rick adding that the support he received from the patrons of Dover Joe and Roll during his battle with cancer was amazing. Open from 6am to 2pm seven days a week, Dover Joe and Roll offers locally roasted Evans Brothers Coffee, as well as specialty teas, Italian sodas and fruit smoothies. “All of our smoothies are made with real fruit,” said Diane. Rick and Diane take pride in the fact that all of their food is homemade, including the bread for the deli-style lunch sandwich and

the breakfast sandwich on which they also offer fresh tomato and spinach. When their tomato plants start to grow, they will need to go no further than the restaurant’s deck to get those tomatoes. There are not many places that can offer that kind of freshness! In early July, Rick and Diane will be expanding their lunch menu to include barbeque chicken, Caesar salad and a homemade roll. While Diane loves to bake, Rick’s specialty is preparing all his own glazes and dressings. The box lunch will be perfect for people wanting to pick something up to take out on the boat or grab a homemade meal on the run. The two agree that because the highway no longer runs by their place their business has less exposure. But that is more than okay with them. Nothing can beat the peacefulness of the setting now that they do not have semitrucks speeding by. With a spacious deck complete with table and chairs just the right size for small children and an area for four legged visitors to enjoy a fresh drink of water, it is a wonderful place to enjoy good food. When you stop, be sure to visit with Rick and Diane. The friendly atmosphere and freshly made food will make you feel like you are with longtime friends. Heading west turn left into Dover Bay before the new bridge. Heading east, turn right at the bottom of the new bridge. Call ahead orders are welcome 208.263.1965

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Full Menu and Bar Open Thurs-Sat, 12-8pm & Sunday, 1-4pm Located in Garfield Bay 1649 Garfield Bay Rd, Sagle, Idaho


Open Monday-Friday for Lunch Open 7 Nights a Week for Dinner 41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, Idaho Like us on Facebook for updates!

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Ingredients: • 4 salmon filets (about 6 oz. each) • 1 Tbsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Dill • 1 fresh lime, cut in half • Salt & pepper to taste • 1/2 cup Litehouse® Honey Mustard or, • Litehouse® Lite Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Directions: Rinse the salmon filets under cold water and pat dry. Squeeze the juice from l/2 lime over the filets; season with salt and pepper. Preheat grill or broiler. Grill the salmon on high heat to desired doneness, but do not over cook. Whisk dressing and dill in a small bowl. Add the juice from the other 1/2 of lime, mixing well. Spoon the sauce over the cooked filets and serve. Serves 4.


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Mountain View Family Medicine At Mountain View Family Medicine, Dr. Tim Bonine prides himself on taking care of our patients like he would his own family. He listens to your needs with compassion and has excellent knowledge to address your medical needs. Our office treats kids of all ages, from birth to the young at heart. Your time is important, so waiting times are kept to a minimum. We are accepting new patients, all insurances and have same day appointments available. Sandpoint—1309 Ponderosa Drive (On the north end of Division) 208.263.9545

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

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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



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By Colin Anderson



Carson’s Story

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arson Magee is like most other 10 year old boys in north Idaho. He enjoys getting outside and making the most of his summer break from school. He has dreams of becoming a movie actor and is honing his skills on his very own unicycle. He’s already working parttime as a clown with his mom. And that’s just the beginning of his story. Already at such a young age, Carson has been on a game show, won a free patent search for an invention, appeared on local TV and in newspapers, given speeches to large groups of adults, helped out with charity bike rides, and met many of our local politicians. It’s a schedule that most adults would have a difficult time managing, but Carson does it with a smile and never on eight hours of sleep.

“At the time I didn’t understand it,” remembered Carson. “I thought they were just going to give me some medication and it would all go away.”

When Carson was 7 years old, his mom, Fondra, noticed a rash on her young son and observed that he seemed to be drinking more water than usual. She was just about to take off on a long trip and decided they better go have it looked at by a doctor. What both Carson and his family thought would be cleared up in a couple of days turned into a life altering diagnosis. Carson has type 1 diabetes. There is no cure.

“When I was in the hospital I said ‘thank you God that I have diabetes because I know you have a plan for me,’” said Carson.

Now Carson and his family are faced with the daily challenges of keeping his blood sugar at regular levels. He takes a shot of insulin after each meal and also in between, up to 8 times a day. He must also prick his finger about every two hours to test his blood sugar levels which wakes him up several times each night. One could see how this could easily drain the life and happiness out of a person, but it’s had the complete opposite effect on Carson who sees his diagnosis as the opportunity of a lifetime.

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We need a cure!

Dear Member of Congress,

My name is Carson Magee and I am 9 years old. I am happy to be writing to you and glad you are reading my letter! June 30, 2010 was a day that changed my life FOREVER! After a simple blood test my pediatrician told my mom and me that I had Type 1 diabetes. I asked my mom what that was. I had NO IDEA! I knew I had been really sick, tired and thirsty lately. I soon discovered that Type 1 diabetes is a disease that attacked the beta cells in my pancreas. These beta cells produce insulin. My pancreas was delivering almost no insulin and my blood sugar was over 400! When I was in the hospital, I just thought the shots I was getting would make me all better and I would just go home. The doctors and nurses in ck 1 ns Pa ss Ico e the hospital soon explained to me that every time I took a bite of food, I would have to give myself a shot. in s Bu hy


Diabetes STINKS and most days I just want to be a normal kid. I get tired of carrying juices, meters, needles and insulin around with me everywhere I go. I get tired of having to count up the carbs I eat and figuring out how much insulin I have to get. I don’t feel good when I have high blood sugar or low blood sugar and it makes me frustrated when I can’t concentrate at school. I get mad when I have to stop playing a soccer game or swimming to check my blood sugar so much. I get scared sometimes that I might lose my legs one day. I get tired of poking myself to draw blood 8-10 times a day and getting 5-7 shots a day is not fun either! I will have to do this for the REST OF MY LIFE or until there is a cure. That is why I am writing to you today! I want to see a cure for me and ALL the people who live with Type 1 diabetes everyday! This year was my third year to participate in the JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes. Each year I unicycle the entire three miles to show that kids with T1D don’t let diabetes control them! This year I was honored to be the 2012 JDRF Inland Northwest Branch youth ambassador. To raise money for my walk, I clowned with my mom making balloon animals for businesses and festivals. I also entered the JDRF Ford race car design contest. The Chamber of Commerce in my town donated $200 when my family and friends clowned in the Fourth of July Parade. I was able to raise over $3000 for JDRF this year! As the JDRF Walk youth ambassador, I spoke to many businesses and corporate walk teams in Washington and Idaho about what Type 1 diabetes is and how they could help find a cure. I was interviewed on a local live television news show, gave interviews on local radio stations and live radio remotes, made an educational DVD about Type 1 diabetes for PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INTERNATIONAL and even made a commercial about the JDRF walk that aired over 200 times in prime time television! I have had some amazing opportunities to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes since my diagnosis!

I have an awesome nurse at my school and I

nominated her for the Numerica School Champion Award and she WON! The local news came to my school and surprised her and me in an assembly with over 750 teachers and students! I got to tell the entire school about Type 1 diabetes that day! I also won first place in my school district’s Disability Essay Contest when I wrote about three of my Type 1 heroes in the community. I was invited to the school board meeting to tell my story! One of the coolest things I have done is enter a contest called INVENT IDAHO. My invention, The Swipe and Wipe, won Best of Show at the State Competition and I won a free patent search. One of my other prizes was a private dinner with Dr. Forrest Bird, inventor of the medical respirator, and his wife, Dr. Pam Bird. I invented a blood sugar test strip with an alcohol and dry pad attached. When the NICKELODEON TV network found out about my invention, they Sketchy Business Icons Pack 1

invited me to come to Hollywood and be a contestant on the game show “Figure It Out”. My show aired Aug 1 and put Type 1 diabetes in the national spotlight and that is what we need to help find a cure! This really opened the door for me to raise awareness about T1D with front page newspaper stories in several newspapers, radio interviews, a featured story on the local evening news, and a live showing of my NICKELODEON show for my whole town at my local library. Disney is writing a story about me and Type 1 diabetes right now that will be on on December 1. Lilly Pharmaceutical will also run the story in their magazines. I hope I can do a PSA on the Disney channel one day about Type 1 diabetes! Oh, and my mom volunteers for our local JDRF chapter and has just been asked to be on the JDRF Inland Northwest Board of Directors. My family and I are learning a lot about the Special Diabetes Program and I am very curious and excited about the research being done to find out why my body’s immune system is attacking and destroying insulin-producing beta cells. I am especially interested because I also have life threatening food allergies to milk, egg, and peanuts. The SDP is helping answer questions about Type 1 diabetes, but the research will also help with other autoimmune diseases like food allergies, Celiac and Crohn’s disease. The SDP also supports TrialNet. My brother is not a diabetic yet and I want him to have every chance to prevent T1D, so he won’t be so scared, like I was. TrialNet helps my T1D friend’s brothers and sisters get medicine to help stop their beta cells from dying. And, by the time I go to college, I would like to have an artificial pancreas, if there isn’t a cure by then! I know we need to have the Special Diabetes Program to help make the AP possible. I think we are so close to a cure! My family and I are doing our part for a cure, but we can’t do it alone! We need your help, Congress! Please support diabetes research issues and renew the Special Diabetes Program for me, my brother, and all my friends with T1D and other autoimmune diseases. Thank you for reading my letter and I hope you liked it! Sincerely, Carson Magee 30   Sandpoint Living Local |


Cover Story that 1 in 3 American adults will be living with diabetes by the year 2050. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputation, kidney and nerve damage, and also significantly increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. At 10 years old, Carson Magee wants to change all that. Carson was recently selected from a pool of 1,500 applicants to travel to Washington, D.C. and raise awareness about type 1 diabetes before congressional leaders. He will join 149 other children from across the U.S., Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, The Netherlands, and the U.K., at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress July 8th – 10th. There he will meet with Idaho’s delegation including Congressman Raul Labrador, and Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch. He will also sit in on a senate hearing before a congressional committee where the kids will tell their stories of living with type 1 diabetes. Carson’s hope is that congress will continue to fund the Special Diabetes Program which accounts for a third of all federal funding on diabetes research. Researchers are currently working on an artificial pancreas which, when implanted, would greatly reduce the number of insulin shots Carson and others living with type 1 diabetes would have to take each day.


“I’m looking forward to meeting other kids like me and learning their stories too,” said Carson. Another bonus for the delegates is the chance to meet celebrities that will be in attendance including Mary Tyler Moore, Nick Jonas, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and hopefully President Obama himself. “It’s gonna be awesome,” Carson said with a smile. The bottom line with Carson is he just wants to help, anyway he can. He’s done walks, bike rides and other fundraisers. He’ll put clown make-up on and work with his mom on getting additional donations for diabetes research. He’s willing to wake up at 4:00am to appear on the local morning news show to share his story with the entire inland northwest. He’s working on an invention that makes diabetes testing equipment more efficient and is willing to travel wherever and whenever to help raise awareness.

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“If you have to have a horrible disease, a 24/7 disease, Carson’s found the silver lining in it,” said Carson’s mom Fondra. “He gives us all a reason to get up in the morning.” “I just wanna see other kids get better,” said

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Twin Brothers Encourage Excellence in One Another on and off the Field By Patty Hutchens


hen identical twins Tim and Todd Pays were born, their parents were determined to treat them as individuals, not as twins. “Because I had an older son, Josh, I tried not to emphasize the twin thing,” said their mom Cheryl, adding that she never dressed the boys alike unless given matching outfits. “I never referred to them as the twins, it was always 3 individual kids. I wanted them to be separate people, which they are.” While the boys do have their own distinct personalities, Cheryl and her husband Frank quickly realized Tim and Todd’s bond was like no other.

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In fact, when they were babies, they had to sleep right next to each other. When they started to move around, Frank and Cheryl moved the boys to separate cribs next to each other to avoid the possibility of one rolling onto the other. But even that did not last long. “When they started standing up in their cribs, we found them one morning asleep in the same crib. So one had climbed into the other’s crib,” said Cheryl. “Frank and I couldn’t believe it. Well it happened again, and we took the cribs out and put their mattresses on the floor, and they would sleep in each others’ arms.” When they were toddlers, Frank had to take Todd to the emergency room to have stitches. At one point during their absence, Tim, at home with mom, started screaming as if in pain for no explicable reason. When Frank returned with Todd, Cheryl asked him about what time the doctor gave Todd the stitches. It turned out to be the same time that Tim was upset. They had heard that sometimes twins feel the other’s pain even when apart from one another, and Cheryl said

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this was one of the only times she witnessed the phenomena. She also said the boys seem to communicate, even as infants, in a way she has not seen before. “When they were babies they used to babble to each other and act like they totally understood what the other was saying,” said Cheryl. “I guess that was part of the twin language.” That inexplicable bond between identical twins is something that even amazes Tim and Todd. “There have been so many times when we say the same thing at the same time, and the best part is seeing other people’s reactions when that happens,” said Tim. “They just sit in awe like they just saw a miracle.” “There have been so many times where Tim and I are together somewhere and not talking. In the silence out of nowhere we will ask each other the same question or bring

up a subject we didn’t know we were both thinking about,” said Todd. “I can’t count the times that we have said the same remark to somebody or something and everybody around us is speechless because it was said in unison.”

said, ‘you know, I am finally starting to figure out which one is which.’ The whole class busted up laughing and she had no idea why.”

But Todd is quick to point out that while the two share a common way of thinking, his family is all very close. “I wouldn’t say the bond between us is stronger than any other member of the family,” said Todd.

More than just brothers, the two consider one another his best friend. “An identical twin is like taking your best friend and living with them 24/7,” said Todd. “It is a great thing to have, and I’m never lonely. We are great at motivating each other and bringing out the best in each other.”

While there are many twins who would take advantage of their similarities and turn them into pranks, Tim recalls only one time where they did so in the school setting. “In criminology we switched seats. The teacher, Mrs. Crumb, was calling roll and I said here when she called Todd’s name,” explained Tim. “The funniest thing was that she even

And it seems they have done a superior job at that motivation thing. Tim and Todd graduated from Sandpoint High School in June. Both with a GPA of 4.2 and both with approximately 15 college credits already completed. “The results for the AP (advanced placement) tests aren’t in yet,” said Todd of the estimation of

credits. But the similarities don’t stop there. When asked about a possible major Todd said civil engineering or business and Tim said engineering or business. The brothers motivate one another on the football field as well. They have both signed to play football for Carroll College in Helena, MT this fall. It is something Tim had not considered until about a year ago. “I never really thought I was good enough to play college level football until Coach Puailoa started coaching again at Sandpoint,” said Tim. “It was during summer work outs going into my senior year that Coach Puailoa began talking to me about going on and playing in college. He was so enthusiastic and positive that colleges would love to have me on their team. At that point I knew that I was going to go on and play at the college level.” For Todd his decision came during his senior

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year. “I didn’t want my last game of my senior year to be the last game of football I’d ever play,” said Todd.


The two have always played alongside one another. Todd at right guard and Tim at right tackle. And that won’t change at Carroll where they will continue on the offensive line. When considering what colleges they wanted to play football for, they both thought they would be more successful if they went to the same place. It was the twin factor. “We thought that we would attract more interest as a twin package than as single players,” said Todd. “Our skills aren’t the best, but we can communicate well together, and it seemed like being a twin was a bonus in the football world. Carroll looks like a great place to play football, and we both enjoy the team atmosphere.” Sandpoint High School coach Satini Puailoa made the initial contact with Carroll on behalf of Tim and Todd. They followed up and sent their highlight films to the school. They seemed really interested and sent a recruiter to Sandpoint,” said Todd. “As soon as we visited Carroll, we both knew that’s where we wanted to play. The players were nice and I liked the atmosphere of the college,” adds Tim.

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After the visit, the two received scholarships and a letter of intent that they signed and sent back the following week. “I was really excited to have someone interested in me,” said Todd. The two will be roommates at Carroll and look forward to continuing to play the game they have grown to love. And it is extra special knowing they have the support of not only their best friend, but their brother both on and off the field. “I loved playing football and playing alongside Todd made it even better,” said Tim. “To have 4 more years of football makes me really happy. It’s an experience that I didn’t want to end yet”. As for Todd, he is looking forward to the challenge of growing both as an athlete and exploring his career. “The college coaches will help me get stronger so I can be a better player,” he said. “I am also looking forward to college life - being a little more independent and having a schedule that I plan out.”

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Carson is 17 and will be entering his senior year at Sandpoint High School. A Sandpoint native, his determination translates to his academic achievements as well. He is enrolled in both honors and AP classes and has a GPA of 3.87. But even before his injury, it was clear that Carson was a dedicated athlete. He and Adam Finney both set the sophomore weightlifting record for squats and Carson also tied the sophomore record for the 40-yard dash. As a sophomore he earned a varsity letter for football and has been playing varsity lacrosse since his freshman year. Carson plans to attend a four year school and study business management after which he would like to attend law school. He would also like to play either lacrosse or football in college and said he likes the competition and the challenge that sports bring. “It makes me work harder for my goals,” said Carson.

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etermination. That is one word that may best describe Carson Paull.

It was the first day of summer break last year when Carson suffered a broken leg during spring football practice. But it was not just a broken bone. He had a spiral fracture of his fibula, and he tore all the ligaments and tendons in his ankle. The prognosis? He had to forfeit his entire football season. While many teenage athletes would feel defeated and resort to giving up, Carson did just the opposite. Easily the biggest challenge he has faced thus far in sports, Carson was determined to do what he could to get better. “I had to watch on the sidelines all year while I rehabbed my leg intensely,” said Carson. “I recovered enough to play lacrosse this year where I played attack, and I am now practicing to play running back for football this fall.”

He said his most memorable moment to date was scoring his first varsity touchdown when he was a sophomore on a pass to Jackson Olin in a game against Coeur d’Alene. After finishing up football camp in June Carson has a busy summer ahead of him. He will travel to Syracuse, NY in early July where he will attend a lacrosse camp at Le Moyne College, the school which recently won the NCAA Division II Lacrosse Championships, followed by a lacrosse camp at Princeton University in New Jersey. In August Carson will go to Seattle where he has been invited for the second year in a row to attend the Elite 80 Camp. A college recruiting camp, it is by invitation only and Carson was unable to attend last year due to his injury. The success this young man has already achieved could be in large part due to the most important lesson he has learned thus far - “The best thing that you can bring with you in life is a good attitude.” Favorite Food: Sushi Favorite Teacher: “Mr. Aunan. He is a really fun person and makes chemistry fun and easy to understand.”

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ani Wahl is no stranger to competition. She will be entering her senior year at Sandpoint High School this fall and already has achieved more than most teenagers only dream of. Ranked in the 10 of women ski racers in the Pacific Northwest Ski Association, Lani has competed twice in both the Junior Olympics as well as the Western Region Championships. A soccer player since she was 5 years old, Lani is also on the Sandpoint High School track team where her athleticism and hard work was evident this spring. She was the champion in the triple jump in the Division 1 All Star Meet; champion in the triple and long jump in both districts and regionals; and competed in the Idaho State Championship in both the long jump and triple jump. “This last year I came 5 inches short of breaking the record in triple jump that was set in 2001 and plan on breaking it this next season,” said Lani. With all these achievements, it is surprising to learn that Lani said one of the biggest obstacles for her has been self-doubt. “I had a lot of issues conquering that aspect of competing in tryouts, races, games, and meets. I didn’t truly start to overcome that until this spring when I had a breakthrough season in track,” she said. “I realized that your attitude and mental state can make or break a result or an outcome, and in order to do well, confidence is the key to success.”

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A member of the National Honors Society for the last two years, Lani has a GPA over 4.0 and has taken AP and honors classes since her freshman year. She would like to pursue a PhD in Archaeology/Anthropology. “From an early age I showed interest in the ancient Mesoamerican cultures especially by watching the history channel religiously and reading lots of National Geographic magazines when I was a kid.” She would also like to compete in track and skiing at the college level. Lani is grateful for the life lessons that sports has taught her over the years. “Much of my character I attribute to my career in athletics. I have learned integrity, how to be a team player, perseverance, and how to set and achieve goals for myself,” said Lani. “I would not be the same person I am today without competition in sports.” She encourages others to never sell themselves short. “If you work hard enough, success in some way, shape or form will always come out of that. Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among stars.” Favorite Food: I love Thai food. A lot. Favorite Teacher: “Mr. Aunan who retired this year has been my favorite teacher so far. He taught me to push boundaries, to always question, and to always believe I could accomplish something I thought was too far out of reach.”

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SHS Performing Choir Shines at California Competition Group Thankful for the Community Support That Made it Possible By Patty Hutchens

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hen the men’s and women’s performing choirs of Sandpoint High School traveled to San Diego to compete at the Heritage Festival this spring, there were mixed emotions. Some went in confidently; while others were not so sure how they would do given the schools against which they were competing. “Going into the competition, I felt we were the underdogs,” said junior Alex Stevens. “There are no enrollment divisions in the choral category so big schools compete with small schools,” explained Sandpoint High School choir director Jon Brownell who said there were a total of 8 schools in their division. “We competed against North Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School.” Senior Michelle Barley said she expected a high caliber of talent given the fact they were competing against schools located in an area where the entertainment industry is so prevalent.

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But in the end it was the choir comprised of 14 boys and 16 girls from the small North Idaho town of Sandpoint that left with the first place honor in the category of best overall. On the road to their accomplishment, it took a dedication that went far beyond the walls of the music room. The cost of the trip totaled $35,000 and the students and Brownell sacrificed most of their weekends over a six month period to raise the necessary funds. Beginning in November and working straight through to April 18th, the students traveled to restaurants on Friday and Saturday evenings, entertaining groups of diners most of whom donated to the cause. “We owe this community and the restaurant workers a debt of gratitude,” said Brownell. “We could not have done it without them. We had to raise $35,000, and we did it because of such a supportive community.” While the men’s performing choir and the women’s performing choir typically practice

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separately, they performed successfully as one at the San Diego competition. “Rehearsing both of these choirs separately helped me get more done. I was able to refine the small nuances that make a good choir into a great choir,” said Brownell. Many of the students are grateful not only for the opportunity to compete and travel to San Diego, but for the entire experience of being in the SHS choir and the relationships they have built along the way. “It was like being there (San Diego) with my second family,” said Alex Stevens. “I am close with all the girls and they are all like my sisters.” She credits Brownell with encouraging her to do her best. “He has total faith and confidence in me and pushes me to my fullest.” Senior Emily Parsons has been in performing choir for two years and said while it was a lot of work fundraising, it was all worth it. “It’s an honor to be in this class,” she said. Ryan Wolff said being involved in choir for the last six years has confirmed for him that he wants to pursue a career in producing and performing music. “I love singing,” said Ryan who in addition to choir has performed in some musicals at the school. As for Michelle Barley, she is going to pursue a degree in Fine Arts and enjoyed her time in choir at Sandpoint High School. “I really like the feeling of family we have,” said Michelle. By the end of the competition, many knew what Brownell and others here have known for a long time. “These young adults possess many great qualities,” said Brownell. “They are loyal and hard working.”

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If you haven’t already heard of this trend, it may seem counterintuitive. Since when has coffee been good for you? But green coffee beans are naturally fortified with chlorogenic acid, an active weight loss compound that’s lost when coffee beans are roasted.

Green coffee bean extract inhibits fat absorption and stimulates fat metabolism - Dr. Oz found similar results when he conducted the largest weight-loss trial to date on his show last September. Participants of the 2012 study found that taking green coffee bean extract doubled their weight loss. However, Dr. Oz cautions against certain brands of green coffee that may be phony or ineffective. Specifically, the professor of surgery at Columbia University only recommends extracts that list either Svetol or GCA (green coffee antioxidant) as an June July 2013 | Sandpoint Living Local   41

HEALTHYLIVING JULY 2013 ingredient, contain at least 45 percent chlorogenic acid and do not include any fillers, binders or artificial ingredients. Dr. Greens 100 Percent Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract with Svetol is one brand that meets the requirements (www. Dr. Oz was less concerned with unnecessary

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o matter what season it is, skin isn’t the only thing that gets burned by sunlight. Eyes are just as sensitive, and children’s eyes are especially vulnerable.

“The crystalline lens in children’s and teenagers’ eyes is more transparent than in adults, which makes them more susceptible to cornea and retina damage from the sun,” says Corinne McCormack, spokesperson for The Vision Council and Fashion Director at FGX International, Inc. “Having your kids wear sunglasses while outdoors is actually as important as getting them to wear hats and sunscreen.” The Vision Council just launched a Bureau of Missing Sunglasses initiative informing adults and children that “sunglasses are absolutely critical for keeping vision safe from UV damage,” as stated in their 2012 report. So, what can you do to protect your young tike’s eyes? “If you’re concerned your little guy or gal won’t wear sunglasses, look for designs you know they love -- like bright patterns, fun shapes or sunglasses with their favorite cartoon or movie character,” adds McCormack. The following safety guidelines can also help: Seek shade for mid-day sun. UV rays are most powerful from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., so avoid being in direct sunlight without access to shade, umbrellas or protective clothing. Wear protective apparel. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are musts. Look for sunglasses with the ‘MaxBlock’ sticker, which indicates 100 percent UVA and UVB lens protection. The Foster Grant sunglass line ( offers styles especially for kids as well as bands to keep them secure on small heads, and every pair has a MaxBlock seal.


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First things first - ask the doc. Always consult with your doctor before starting any exercise routine if you have been largely sedentary or suffer from existing health conditions. Dress for the occasion. Wear comfortable clothing that’s loose fitting. If it’s cool, wear layers. Cushioned socks and shoes that fit well are also important. Remember that tennis shoe sizes may be larger than dress shoe sizes. Be pre-emptive. Users of Absorbine Jr. Pain Relief Liquid say applying the liquid before activity helps loosen up leg muscles. If you still experience muscle aches, Absorbine Jr. can aid recovery by speeding blood flow to target areas. Tired muscles can recover twice as fast. See more at Stretch to warm up. Begin by walking leisurely for a few minutes, then stretch key muscles like glutes, calves and quads. Once your muscles are warmed up, gradually increase your speed, and pay attention to your posture. For hydration, trust your body. Generally speaking, if you plan on walking for over half an hour, bring water with you. But you can also trust your thirst. If you’re concerned with over-drinking, consume fluids only when you’re thirsty. For marathons, no more than one cup of water per mile is a good rule of thumb.

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the Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans in California, Colorado, Hawaii and Oregon are the only 5-star plans in their states. In the state of Washington, Kaiser Permanente is one of only two 5-star plans.

The 5-Star Special Enrollment Period, underway through November, provides Medicare beneficiaries with the option of enrolling in a 5-star plan rather than waiting until the usual fall open enrollment. Seniors and individuals with disabilities must meet certain eligibility criteria and live where a 5-star plan is offered.

“There are many factors to consider when selecting a Medicare health plan, but this quality rating should be weighed heavily,” said Jed Weissberg, medical director, Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plans. “It’s important that seniors become familiar with the Medicare Star Quality Ratings, so they can make informed choices and select a plan that provides the best care and service.”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created the 5-star Special Enrollment Period to encourage enrollment in top-quality 5-star plans. CMS rates plans on a scale of one to five stars, with five being the highest for performance excellence. The ratings are based on how a plan helps members stay healthy, managing chronic conditions, member satisfaction, customer service and pharmacy benefits. Kaiser Permanente leads the nation with the most 5-star Medicare health plans for 2013. Its Medicare plans in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Ohio are the newest additions to the 5-star category, and the only 5-star plans in their states. In addition,

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No one wants to admit that aging affects their ability to drive safely. But experts agree that, although not all drivers are the same, driving ability generally begins to deteriorate around age 55. Kathleen Marvaso, AAA’s vice president of Public Affairs, said that as the population ages, senior-driver safety is becoming an increasingly relevant and challenging issue for many families. “Many adult children of senior drivers are looking for help navigating this new and sometimes challenging road,” she said. “Our research shows that one of the biggest questions is how to begin the conversation.”, AAA’s senior safety and mobility web site, offers the following advice: • Plan ahead. It’s never too early to begin the conversation. Planning ahead means you can discuss gradual adjustments that may be needed over time as a senior gets older. Sometimes, just a few simple adjustments, such as avoiding night or highway driving, can help prolong a senior’s safe driving years. • Approach the conversation with safety as the main objective. Because driving is such a big part of independence, AAA advises to be prepared to face some resistance from the senior driver. Having facts and concrete examples available will help; and a caring tone may make all the difference.

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• Talk about the issue during discussions about retirement. Take the same careful approach to transportation that you would with finances and other retirement-related decisions. Future transportation needs may affect other retirement decisions, such as selecting a retirement home. For example, convenience to public transportation or the availability of onsite transportation become important criteria. “At AAA, we want to foster a society where older adults can remain confident and independent and live to their full potential,” Marvaso said. “ gives seniors and their families the tools necessary to create an action plan to help manage the inevitable consequences of aging, and to help seniors drive for as long as safely possible -- and remain mobile thereafter.” In addition to information about how aging affects driving, and tips for talking to seniors about safe driving, also provides an expert advice section, driving skills assessment tools, tips for choosing a safer car, fact sheets, brochures, and referrals to driverimprovement courses and free community-based programs.

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Sandpoint Dental Cosmetics Dr. Joseph Johnson, DMD

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


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Summertime is playtime, and at Zandoozles Toys you’ll find everything you need to make this a standout summer. Check out the Melissa & Doug July special on Sunny Patch outdoor sand, water and fun toys. Watch for details of our August Kendama competition. Located behind the GuestHouse Lodge on Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, Zandoozles offers imaginative, affordable, quality toys for infants through ‘tweens. Open M-F, 10-5:30 and Sat, 10-5. Like us on Facebook! Ponderay—400 Schweitzer Plaza Drive 208.265.7242

Sandpoint Storage

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

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PacWest Parts

Start thinking about summer! Stop in and check out or in-store specials. For all your lawn and garden needs and home appliances, think Pac West Parts. We specialize in chainsaws, weed eaters, leaf blowers, generators, pressure washers, push and riding lawn mowers. Including small engine repair, sales and in-home services for all! Your local Husquarna and Echo dealership. Come see us at our new location! We also do blade & chain sharpening. We have expanded and have lots of new Inventory! Come check us out! Kootenai—21 McGhee Road, Suite #105 208.265.5500 or 1.877.866.9175

Sunrise Salon

Summer Hours for Tanning: M, W, F, 9am-6:30pm. & Sat. 9am-1pm. We will be closed Tuesday and Thursdays (just for the summer!). These new hours do not affect hair, nail or massage appointments! Get that beautiful bronze tan on and stop in and see us! Sunrise Salon offers a clean and friendly atmosphere offering: 2 premium beds, 1 standup premium, and two 20min beds.We also carry It Works body wraps, defining Body Gel and face wraps too! These wraps tighten, tone and detoxify to help you get healthier, lose weight (literally inches are lost) and get in shape for summer! Stop in or visit to learn more about It Works products! Rejuvenating You Massage: Jolie @ 208.660.5484. Haircut and Color: Tanja @ 208.610.5816. Couture Nails: Now offering Rainless Pedicure, Acrylic and Shellac Nails: Amber @ 208.255.9493. Like us on Facebook! Ponderay—110 Tibbets Lane, Suite #1 (across street from Co-Op) 208.263.5484


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Crecent Electric

Crescent Electric Supply (established in 1919) is family owned and your number one local electrical distributor. Conveniently located in Ponderay they have over 120 distribution facilities in 27 states, serving contractors, original equipment manufacturers, and the operational needs of commercial, industrial, institutional and utility customers nationwide. With their 24 hour emergency service line and over 500,000 different products including energy efficient lamps & lighting, switchgear, controls, data communication and more, Crescent Electric is your go to place for all electrical needs. Please view the website or visit the local branch 7am- 5pm Monday to Friday. 24 hour emergency service 800.397.3900. Sandpoint—89 McGhee Road 208.263.9513

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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

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Get Out of Town

Weekend Getaway Explore Lake Pend Oreille

Article by Patty Hutchens | Photos Courtesy of Waterfront Property Management


ether you are a sailor, a fisherman, or a wake boarder, Lake Pend Oreille and its waterfront amenities are a place at which you will feel right at home.

John Sletager is the Project Manager at Dover Bay Development, one of three waterfront locations owned by Waterfront Property Management. He points out that each of the company’s three locations is unique, and all offer a family friendly atmosphere for those seeking to live, vacation, recreate or dine in or near Sandpoint - a town that was recently named the most beautiful small town in America by USA Today. One of the marinas owned by Waterfront Property Management is Holiday Shores. Located in Hope, a short 20 minute breathtaking scenic drive from Sandpoint, there is much this beautiful setting has to offer. “There is Sweet Lou’s Restaurant, a café, convenience store and a gas dock,” said Marie Garvey of the Dover Bay sales team. Sletager added that the café, which serves breakfast and lunch, has become a favorite of many. In distinguishing the unique features of each location, Garvey points out that Holiday Shores is one of the favorite areas for sailors given the fact boaters have access to the entire lake without the concern of bridges which may prohibit access from the Pend Oreille River to the lake. For those seeking to explore downtown Sandpoint, Waterfront Property Management offers the Sandpoint Marina. From there, boaters can dock and be within walking distance of shops, restaurants, walking paths and the Farmers’ Market, just to name a few. If you

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Weekend Getaway


don’t have a boat but would like to explore the country’s fifth deepest lake, you can rent a boat from Sandpoint Marine and Motorsports at this marina.

Sandpoint Marina in downtown Sandpoint

While Hope and Sandpoint marinas are known to many, Dover Bay is one of the better kept secrets in North Idaho. Perhaps you have seen their billboards as you travel north on Highway 95 from Coeur d’Alene. The photos alone are sure to entice one to explore this getaway. It was just 8 years ago when construction began on Dover Bay, located just 3 miles west of Sandpoint off Highway 2 and a 45 minute drive from Coeur d’Alene. But there is much more to Dover Bay than the scenic views and beautiful marina. There are homes for sale and rental properties available to match everyone’s budget. From beach bungalows located near the fitness center, year round outdoor pool and Dover Bay Café and Market, to the large upscale homes in 11 distinct neighborhoods, the 285 acres, half of which are protected, makes one feel as though they are far away from all the stress of everyday life. For those seeking to take in a walk and enjoy the natural surroundings, there are over nine miles of walking trails located on nine acres of park in the Dover Bay Community. Describing the convenience of Dover Bay’s location, Sletager points out that it is accessible by boat, with a marina that has 274 slips which can accommodate most any size of boat, as well as by bike or foot along the path that travels from Sandpoint. Until the recent construction of the bridge on Highway 2, bikers and pedestrians had to cross the highway from the bike path. Now, the area is not only quieter, but safer too.

Dover Bay Marina

Garvey said that many visitors enjoy dining at Dish at Dover Bay, a restaurant which caters to all price ranges and overlooks the marina and is adjacent to the Market. Because the water here has many inlets and calm areas, it is a popular place for kayaks, canoes, water skiers or wake boarders. Whether you are just coming for the day or vacationing for a week, the Market has kayaks, canoes and bikes for rent. So next time you feel the urge to get away, hop in the car, on your bike or in your boat and take in one of these beautiful waterfront marinas and all the unique features each has to offer. You may just discover your new favorite vacation spot. For more information, contact John Sletager or Marie Garvey at 208.265.1597.

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Paw Prints

How to Ensure the Best Care for Your Pet

What To Do When You Are No Longer Able To Care For Your Pet


otelier and real estate magnate Leona Helmsley made headlines when her will left 12 million dollars to her dog. While most Americans can’t leave millions to their pets, people should plan for their pets’ long-term care. Among moves, military deployments and hospital stays, Americans might find themselves unable to care for their animal companions. But responsible pet owners can take steps to ensure that their animals receive adequate care in their absence. Here are some tips for those with pets: • Keep records. Losing an animal can be devastating, but keeping files on pets can help speed recovery. Records can also help veterinarians and new homes provide better care. • Files should include recent photographs showing the animal from each side, which can help animal shelters identify your pet. Owners should also keep their pets’ vaccinations, health certificates, rabies certificates, medical histories, breeders’ information, pedigrees and weights on record.

• Some services help track pets’ information. For example, is an online estate-planning software program that helps users consolidate everything from marriage licenses to medical histories, contains a section for pets. Users can keep their pets’ information in an easy-to-access, safe digital form. Digital files can prove more secure than paper documents, which can be lost or destroyed by fire or water damage. • Prepare for the unexpected. Speak to at least two people who can care for your pet in an emergency. Give your emergency caretakers your pets’ feeding and care instructions; the name and number of your veterinarian and any information concerning permanent care plans for your pets. • Make formal arrangements. Work with an attorney to create a will covering your pets’ long-term care. Find someone willing to care for your animal permanently, then formalize the agreement and the amount of money that you plan to provide.

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Dog Facts and Bones •

The American foxhound is the Virginia state dog.

Adult dogs have forty-two teeth. And ‘that’s the tooth’!

After a dog reaches the age of two, each year equals about four or five human years.

Female dogs have 310 bones; male dogs have 311.

A dog can carry half its weight comfortably in a backpack.

St. Anthony is the patron saint of dogs.

A dog’s normal body temperature is 101.5 degrees. Thus, the term ‘hot dog’!

Dogs chew on grass to add fiber to their diet. It’s the K9’s salad.

The world’s first space traveler was Laika, a female husky, whom Russian scientist rocketed into space in a Sputnik satellite in 1957.

The word ‘dog’ in Spanish is ‘perro’; French is ‘chien’; German is ‘hund’; Italian is ‘cane’; Chinese is ‘goou’; and Japanese is ‘inu’.

‘Fido’ means ‘loyalty’ in Italian.

A dog’s height is measured to the shoulders or withers, not the top of its head.

The position of the dog’s tail can represent as many as six different messages.

Paw Prints


Tips for Stress Free Travel With Kitty Whether you’re moving across the country or without a cat sitter, you may find yourself driving with cats. “Traveling with your cats can be a rich and rewarding experience,” says family travel and lifestyles expert Lynn Hayes. “The key is doing your research, then creating and executing a plan.” Hayes offers the following tips for traveling with cats: • Plan ahead. If you are considering a road trip or flying to your destination, set aside plenty of time to prepare yourself and your feline friend for the journey. Consider how your pet has handled car travel in the past, if only on a trip to the vet. Is he or she comfortable? Do you have a crate or carrier? How long will the trip be? Will other family members or friends be along for the ride? • Gather the gear. You’ll need a collar, two leashes and an ID for your cat. A small carrier or crate will also be important -- your cat can’t cuddle around your feet when you need to step on the brake. • Remember their litter. You might not think a change in your cat’s litter will be a big change for your cat, but it may affect the success of your trip. To help your cat feel at home, bring along their favorite cat litter. World’s

Best Cat Litter fits well into your travel schedule because it is 100 percent all-natural. It is also flushable, making the disposal of litter hassle-free. For more information, visit www. • Practice makes perfect. If your cat is not familiar with crate travel, consider placing the crate in your home for a few weeks before your departure. Leave the door open, and occasionally toss in a treat or two. Sooner or later, your cat will view the spot as a comfortable retreat. • Take the same approach with a leash, if that is not part of your regular routine. Also, consider taking test drives to evaluate how your cat handles the situation. Don’t forget to secure the carrier with a seat belt or other restraining method to avoid slipping and sliding within the car. • Safety first. Be sure your cat’s identification is firmly attached. Make sure vaccinations are up to date and any necessary medications are packed for the trip. Consider bringing along your cat’s medical records, particularly if you are crossing state lines. Remember that hot cars can quickly become dangerous for small animals -don’t leave your pet unattended.

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Spend your summer, or at least part of it, on Lake Pend Oreille. Marina Village has everything you need to live it up on the lake. Waterfront bungalow rentals, with gorgeous lake and mountain views. A new Lake Club Fitness Center, with swimming pool and hot tub. Dover Bay Café and Market. Drive up or boat up and dine with a gorgeous lake view. Seasonal boat moorage and gas dock. While you’re here, take a tour of the Dover Bay Waterfront Community, offering luxury custom homes, waterfront homesites and condominiums, bungalows, Cabins in the Woods and cottages.

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LOCAL PICKS July 13 - Antique and Classic Boat Show. The Inland Empire Chapter ACBS presents this 11th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. At 9:30am there will be a raising of boat flags and national anthem. The boat show will be open to the general public from 10am-3pm at the Sandpoint Marina and Sand Creek Boardwalk. The show includes kid boat building booth, model boat club displays, and vendor booths. The day will continue with a parade of boats on Sand Creek at 3pm. July 13 - Rock Out Cancer Concert. Join us at Beyond Hope Resort for music and fun while supporting the fight against cancer. The fun begins at 4pm and will feature nationally acclaimed musician, Mason Jennings. Tickets are $25 and there is lots of parking for boats and cars and make sure you bring your own lawn chair. Call Andrea at 208.290.6489 or Julie at 208.255.9628 for more information.

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

FORTY-ONE SOUTH Live music in the lounge on Thursdays and live music in the dining room on Saturdays. EICHARDT’S PUB Join us for Blues Jam every Monday with host Truck Mills. The Charley Packard Band plays every Wednesday. ***Text “livemusic” to 35819 to sign up for pub updates. TRINITY AT CITY BEACH Spend Tuesdays with Mike and Friends from 5pm to 8pm. Come down to Trinity at City Beach every Tuesday at 5pm to enjoy wonderful food and live music. It’s a great night to go out with the family. Also join us Fridays for the sounds of Bruce Bishop. For more information and updates on events visit us on Facebook at PEND D’OREILLE WINERY 07/05 – Bridges Home, 5:30-8:30pm 07/12 – Ruff Shod, 5:30-8:30pm 07/19 – Bright Moments, 5:30-8:30pm 07/26 – Monarch Mountain Band, 5:308:30pm COLDWATER CREEK WINEBAR 07/05 - Slag Dog, 7-10pm 07/06 - Devon Wade, 7-10pm 07/11 - The Incredible Ray Allen, 6-8pm 07/12 - Bright Moments Jazz, 7-10pm 07/13 - Truck Mills, 7-10pm 07/19 - Dave Walsh, 7-10pm 07/20 - Brother Music, 7-10pm 07/25 - Dave Walsh, 6-8pm 07/26 - Larry Myer, 7-10pm 07/27 - Ben Baker, 7-10pm

SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS July 5, 6, 12, 13 - The Wizard of Oz. Sandpoint Onstage presents the Sandpoint family summer musical, “The Wizard of Oz” at the Panida Theater. The musical begins at 8pm and the matinee showing on July 6 at 2pm. Tickets are $17, $14 for seniors/students, $12 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available at, Eve’s Leaves and Monarch Mountain Coffee. 208.304.6543. July 6 - Summer Sounds at Park Place. The Downtown Business Association presents this FREE summer outdoor concert series every Saturday through September from 4-6pm on the corner of First and Cedar. Tonight’s performer is the Wild Honey Band.


July 27 - Summer Sounds at Park Place. The Downtown Business Association presents this FREE summer outdoor concert series every Saturday on the corner of First and Cedar. Today’s performer’s are Bridge’s Home at 10am, Carl Rey and the Blues Gators at Noon, the Powell Brothers at 2pm, and Selkirk Society Band at 4pm. July 27 - Play It Again, Panida. Today is our annual movie and music sale. Proceeds will go to our scholarship award. Sale begins at 9am. 208.263.9191.

July 11 - Fine Art Unveiling. The Festival at Sandpoint unveils its fine art poster at Dover Bay. For more information visit FestivalatSandpoint. com or call 208.263.6858. July 13 - Summer Sounds at Park Place. The Downtown Business Association presents this FREE summer outdoor concert series every Saturday through September from 4-6pm on the corner of First and Cedar. Tonight’s performer is Folk Remedy. July 19 - Paul Thorn in Concert. Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. He will playing at the Panida Theater at 8pm. 208.263.9191. July 20 - Summer Sounds at Park Place. The Downtown Business Association presents this FREE summer outdoor concert series every Saturday through September from 4-6pm on the corner of First and Cedar. Tonight’s performer is the Mike and Shanna Duo. July 20 - Mountain Music Festival. Come on up for a day on the lawn at Schweitzer Village. Schweitzer will have four great bands lined up for a fun-filled day of live music, barbeque, beer garden, and kids’ activities! All the usual activities will be available: arts and crafts vendors, hiking, biking, zip line, sluice box, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf, and more! July 21 - Art Works Gallery Meet and Greet. Art Works is pleased to welcome new members, photographer Don Fisher and painter Ray Schmidt. Stop in to meet the artists and see their work from 1-4pm at 214 N. First Ave.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES June 10 - Aug 26 - YMCA Summer Day Camps in Sandpoint. The YMCA is coming to Sandpoint at the University of Idaho Campus this summer with their popular summer day camps. Camp hours are from 7:30am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Camps are open to kids entering grades 1-6. Each week is a different theme! Visit to get more information and to sign up. July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 – Farmers’ Market at Sandpoint. Find us Wednesdays 3-5:30pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm, knowing there are never two markets alike. Enjoy the always changing variety of fresh, locally grown


produce, garden starts, and annual and perennial plants located at the Farmin Park. As usual, there is always live music to entertain you while shopping. 208.597.3355. July 4 - 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored and financed by the Sandpoint Lions Club for the City of Sandpoint which includes a Kids Parade, Grand Parade, Fireworks and Variety Show.

Sears at Bonner Mall, or on the day of the event at the gardens. July 12 - Boat Run. Part of the Antique and Classic Boat Show, boats will run from Sand Creek down the Pend Oreille River and return from 5:30-7pm.

July 4 - Haden’s Heart Fun Run. Haden Kistler passed away two years ago and his mother has created this Fun Run as his legacy and a way for Haden to give back to this community he loved. The Fun Run will be held in Clark Fork and benefits graduating seniors. The goal is to reward not only the most academic students, but also those who have shown great academic effort and heartfelt citizenship. For more information visit


July 5, 6, 19, 20 - Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge Events. The KNWR is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and be a part of the many natural resources Boundary County has to offer. We hope to see you and your family at one or more of the events that will be held at KNWR. Visit our website to see the topic and time for each event. July 6 - Monster Truck Show. Gates open at 6pm for this outrageous show held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds Outdoor Arena from 7-10pm. July 6, 13, 20, 27 - Sandpoint Saturday Market. Hey Sandpoint! We’re very excited to introduce the Sandpoint Saturday Market at the Granary Arts District. It is our sincere hope that this “marketing” opportunity can merge the crafters,artisans, collectors, swap meet and flea-musketeers, as well as farmers and food, in a way that honors and serves the innovative and creative citizenry of the Northwest. The market will be open from 9am-1pm every Saturday. 208.610.1384. July 7 - Firecracker Mile Swim. First annual Garfield Bay Mile Swim at 10am. Located at Garfield Bay at the public beach and park area. $15 early entry through July 3, $20 after that including day of race. First 25 registrants will receive souvenir silicone race cap with race logo. Go to for more information. July 7 - Bonner County Garden Tour. Come enjoy the great outdoors from 10am-4pm at the gardens at 804 Airport Way. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at, at

July 13 - Antique and Classic Boat Show. The Inland Empire Chapter ACBS presents this 11th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. At 9:30am there will be a raising of boat flags and national anthem. The boat show will be open to the general public from 10am-3pm at the Sandpoint Marina and Sand Creek Boardwalk. The show includes kid boat building booth, model boat club displays, and vendor booths. The day will continue with a parade of boats on Sand Creek at 3pm. July 13 - The Great Sandpoint Flat Water Regatta. An annual paddling event on Sand Creek, The Great Sandpoint Flat Water Regatta raises a lot of fun while raising funds for a scholarship program for local high school graduates. This fun, frolicking time for kayakers, canoers, paddle boarders and a creative class (anything that floats, pretty much) is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Sandpoint. Join in the fun between 10am-2pm! July 13 - Rock Out Cancer Concert. Join us at Beyond Hope Resort for music and fun while supporting the fight against cancer. The fun begins at 4pm and will feature nationally acclaimed musician, Mason Jennings. Tickets are $25 and there is lots of parking for boats and cars and make sure you bring your own lawn chair. Call Andrea at 208.290.6489 or Julie at 208.255.9628 for more information. July 13 - 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Hosted by Sam Owen Fire District at the SOFD station on the corner of Hwy 200 and Peninsula Road in Hope. Enjoy a delicious breakfast from 8-11am, then climb into the fire trucks, try on equipment, and take home handouts for the children. Adults $5 and kids under 12 are $2.50. Call 208.264.5101 for more information. July 14 - Jacey’s Race. Jacey’s Race is a community event specifically to help local families with children currently being treated for cancer or other life threatening illnesses. Jacey’s Race is a timed 5K running race for persons of all ages, with prizes for the top three competitors of various age groups. There will also be a 1K walk/ fun run for children and parents that

HADEN’S HEART 5K FUN RUN The inspiration for the run begins with Haden Kistler. The 11 year old boy was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer in November 2009. Haden wanted to be a heavy equipment operator, firefighter and pet cop and he had a heart for people in need. When he saw a woman on crutches struggling with Christmas packages, he insisted that he and his mom stop to help. He was fun loving, loved to joke around and had a great sense of humor. He loved his community and school and would often say, “I love it here Mom. I never want to move.” Outlasting the doctor’s prognosis on two occasions, his will and determination were felt by his community and school, who pulled together to cheer him on. Haden passed away on May 21, 2011, but brain cancer didn’t win... Haden’s spirit will forever hold the trophy! Please join us for “Haden’s Heart 5K Fun Run” in beautiful Clark Fork, Idaho! Zumba Fitness Warmup with Deanna Vick @ 6:40am. Clark Fork Fire Pancake Breakfast at 7:30am. Enjoy Clark Fork’s famous parade and 4th of July festivities starting at 9:30am. Bring the family! July 4, 2013 - 601 Main Street @ The Clark Fork Library. Race starts at 7am. Entry Fee: There is a $20 entry fee ($25 after June 20th). There will be race-day registration! Lodging: offers lodging for Clark Fork. Also check campgrounds. Hurry! They fill up fast! Questions: Contact Megan Olson at 208.946.1347 Get entry forms off the website: All of the proceeds of the run go towards scholarships for local Clark Fork graduating seniors. Last year we were able to provide scholarships worth $3700.

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will not be timed. We plan on having a jumping castle, clowns giving out balloons, face painting, and door prizes. Jacey’s Race is free for children 12 and under! Registration begins at 7am, race begins at 8:30am for the 5k and 9:15am for the 1k. www. July 20 - Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run. Welcome to the second annual Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run. Both races (3.5 mile, 10 mile) will start and finish in the Schweitzer Mountain village near the tennis courts. Pre-race meeting starts at 9:45am. After the race, stay for the Schweitzer Mountain Music Festival! July 20 - Bodacious BBQ. This year’s 30th celebration will be held at the Litehouse Beach House located at 46242 Hwy 200. Dinner will be catered by Sweet Lou’s and musical entertainment by Rhythm Machine! Get your tickets by calling or stopping by the Hope Memorial Community Center, or visiting our website at July 20 - CHAFE 150 Bike Ride. The CHAFE 150 is now sponsored by the Sandpoint Rotary Club, and the 2013 event benefits students of the Lake Pend Oreille School District on the autism spectrum. The CHAFE 150 has the same great route, same distances of 150 or 80 miles, same beautiful scenery and same prodigious perks. Once again, it’s a gran fondo timed event. Registration fee is now $75 instead of $120 as in past years. In exchange for the lower fee, riders must agree to raise a minimum of $50, easily raised through pledges. Or riders may choose to make the donations themselves.






July 27 - Summer Sunset Gala. It’s time for our annual Summer Sunset Gala and Art Auction, a benefit for the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, dinner, silent art auction and the Adopt-a-Grant Program. This year’s event will be held at The Idaho Club Lake Club from 6-11pm.




UPCOMING EVENTS August 1-11 - The Festival at Sandpoint. The Festival at Sandpoint celebrates its 31st annual summer concert series, August 1 -11, with eight nights of eclectic music under the stars, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Go to to see a complete lineup of entertainers. August 3 - Long Bridge Swim. The Long Bridge Swim, in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho, is the Northwest’s premier open-water event. The Swim is 1.76 miles across Lake Pend Oreille. Join us as a participant, volunteer or spectator! This event is great for any age or fitness level - it is fun for the whole family! August 4 - Huckleberry Festival - Come on up for our 7th Annual Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival! We’ll be celebrating all things huckleberry with a huckleberry pancake breakfast, live music for the family, huckleberry crafts and treats, a huckleberry pie eating contest and all kinds of kid’s activities! August 10, 11 - 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair. This two-day event features artists and artisans from across the West. Highlights of the Fair include: artist booths; food vendors; live performances; a youth art arena with hands-on activities; and artist demonstrations throughout the weekend.

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Napa Auto Parts Sandpoint & Priest River, Idaho & Newport, Washington Sandpoint: 208.263.2171 Sandpoint Marine & Motorsports 195 Triangle Drive, Ponderay, Idaho 208.263.1535 Top Dawg Powder Coating Speicalists 357 McGhee Road, Sandpoint, Idaho 208.255.2345 or 208.290.4466

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

Arts/Crafts/Jewelry Art Works 214 North First Avenue, Sandpoint 208.263.2642 |

Fitness Curves of Sandpoint Facebook: Sandpoint Curves Ponderay—110 Tibbetts Lane, Suite #2 208.255.1661 Sandpoint West Athletic Club Sandpoint’s largest and most complete health club. 1905 Pine Street, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.6633

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

Home Improvement Dana Construction Company, LLC General Contractor 208.691.2042 Have Brush, Will Travel Power washing and painting. Homes, trailers, etc. Int. & ext. 208.263.5648. Monarch Marble & Granite 335 McGhee Road, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.5777


Gardening / Lawn Addison Enterprises Professional yard care services. 621 Woodland Drive, Sandpoint, Idaho. 208.610.3144

Health & Wellness Caribou Chiropractic 513 North 4th Avenue, Sandpoint 208.597.7117 |

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

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

Lodging Holiday Inn Express & Suites 477326 U.S. 95, Ponderay, Idaho 83852 208.255.4500 |

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

Plumbing Three Amigos Plumbing and Maintenance 1424 North Boyer, Suite C-106-1A Sandpoint: 208.255.8440 Oldtown: 208.437.2935

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

Real Estate REMAX All Seasons: Mike Roos 208.263.5185

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

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from Clint: d to announce the Grand Opening of our brand new Flexsteel Gallery, o high fashion and better quality furnishings. With nearly 2000 fabric ’re sure to find the perfect application for your home. Sincerely, Clint Gunter, Manager

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