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the traditional sense. Physician clinics, education, cancer care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, rehabilitation – and much more – are services we deliver compassionately and close to home. That’s the message we want to declare as Bonner General Health. Even with our upgrades and expansion, the heart of our mission remains: We provide quality, compassionate care, right here in our wonderful hometown. And you can still call us “BGH.” Just remember, we’re putting the “health” in it now.

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Talus Rock partners with Valley Vista. By Talus Rock Retreat.

THE SYNERGY RESULTING FROM the creative collaboration of Talus Rock Retreat with Sandpoint’s Valley Vista Care residents is bringing rosy cheeks and happier attitudes to some of the facility’s behavioral unit residents. The partnership offers a little more sunshine and purpose into the lives of some of the senior dementia patients while helping to complete some light chores around the luxury lodging Retreat. Guided by individual caregivers, select residents have the opportunity to venture out from the facility and participate in specifically designated and appropriate activities at Talus Rock Retreat, located one mile outside of downtown Sandpoint. Outdoor and indoor activities allow the facility-bound residents to experience household and ranch life in a supervised convenient location.

The hope is to enrich the lives of Valley Vista residents and concurrently help Talus Rock Retreat with its daunting number of warm weather tasks. Physically healthy and willing residents get involved with small labor projects; whether it’s holding a rake, pruning a bush, watering plants, cleaning a window, or sweeping a deck, residents enjoy the satisfaction of completing a task. “Pace is not the point,” Talus Rock Retreat’s owner, Heather Pedersen cites. “It’s about creating purpose in conquering small tasks for these residents while doing something productive. It’s been great for the residents to again find joy in work - work that many are unable to find or do under their circumstances. It is truly a win-win scenario!” Wheelchair-bound residents are able to participate with handiwork tasks, and those

few who choose not to participate simply rest outside, watch birds through the binoculars, soak up the sun and fresh air, pet ‘Panda’ the Retreat’s canine icon, or simply enjoy the fabulous mountain views for a change of scenery. While it may appear that the community initiative is capitalizing on free labor, the intrinsic value to these elderly who have worked on farms and in mills all their lives is immeasurable. “Talus Rock Retreat provides coordination, staffing and snacks for facilitating the outing. It is more of a symbiotic public service relationship with purpose and intent,” claims Abbie Gage, Valley Vista Care Resident Supervisor. “Dementia patients are indeed a special population, and although they get mentally trapped, many of our residents are

physically able to do many things. They seem truly grateful for the opportunity to use their motor skills and be physically active with a task, chore or purpose.” The idea came to Heather when their adopted surrogate grandfather, 83-yearold John Mittl, became a full time resident of Valley Vista. “Having no family of his own, Johnny followed us here from Pennsylvania. Prior to his acute onset of dementia, we had taken care of him for almost two decades. It’s been difficult to see the man who changed tires, ran household errands, and fixed virtually everything broken, forget which state he lives in or get lost heading to the bathroom,” Heather says. “But we’ve never given up on him. He is like family.” One day Heather decided to bring Johnny home for the afternoon. Under her care and supervision, Johnny puttered around the garage and grounds for hours. Heather watched the oppression from inactivity lift. “I began to notice an improvement in Johnny’s balance, appearance, attitude, and overall happiness.” She smiles. “It was Johnny’s renewed vigor and disposition that lead me to consider proposing this win-win partnership with Valley Vista!” Abbie cites, “We noticed a genuine change in Johnny, and although his memory has never returned, his delusions have decreased, his energy has increased, and he smiles more frequently.” Abbie is excited about the endeavor. “Helping our elderly




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and dementia individuals regain a sense of purpose and usefulness has been terrific. Though the mind can suffer, the body often doesn’t. The cooperative opportunity provides something purposeful to do, something that they can do, and be helpful while doing it. They genuinely look forward to the weekly outing at Talus Rock Retreat!”




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Home&Essentials THE TINY HOME MOVEMENT The American dream 2.0. By Sarah Polyakov. THIS MONTH I POSE a question to you: if we all look deeply into our hearts, what is the most important part about the place each of us calls “home”? For me, home is about the relationships that are facilitated under my roof. Home is my family, my friends, and connection to others. In other words, home is more about strong and loving relationships. The roof under which all this love and connection is possible is important. But, the roof is not to be confused with the connections themselves. A Delightful Way to Downsize About four years ago, I came across the tiny house movement and have been a fervent enthusiast ever since. Since I was first introduced to the idea of living large in a small space, several companies that build tiny homes have made a name for themselves. For example, a company named Tumbleweed Homes manufactures a beautiful home that is only 161 square feet. Contained within 161 square feet buyers will find a bathroom with toilet and shower and a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and microwave. The home also contains a living room, a small bedroom, and a sleeping loft upstairs. Tumbleweed’s Homes are built with the ability to easily go off the grid. Buyers can fit them with solar panels, rainwater collectors, and composting toilets. However, I freely admit that most families like mine would have a very difficult time packing their entire lives into 161 square feet. Fortunately, most tiny homes companies have much larger options. I have seen some tiny homes that are closer

to 1,000 square feet. The key is, these homes are built to maximize every inch of space within them. But more importantly, these homes are affordable, and they cater to those who do not want to be saddled with a 30-year mortgage. For most of us with young families, the largest expense in our budget is usually the mortgage. Tiny homes provide a viable alternative to over-extending one’s monthly budget. These homes provide an opportunity to own a home free and clear, which has the potential to create more financial security for families. An Idea You Can Bank On Who purchases tiny homes and what do their lives look like? • Two out of five tiny home owners are over 50 years of age • Tiny home owners are twice as likely to have a Master’s degree • Around 70% of tiny home owners have no mortgage • 90% of tiny home owners have less credit card debt than the average American • The average cost to build a tiny home is only $23,000 Living authentically and affordably does not mean that we also must settle for less. While we might need to readjust our expectations in order to make a transition to a tiny home, it can be done. When we live authentically we are not settling for less since it is our relationships that nurture us. As long as family and friends surround us, we are already living the American dream.



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MY FIRST MEMORY in the construction industry was when I was 8. My parents were remodeling our 1905 house. My older brothers thought it would be fun to hoist our bikes up on the second level of scaffolding, use a 2x6 as a ramp and ride down. I was “encouraged” to go first. When I woke up later, I learned that my front tire didn’t stay on the ramp for very long and that it was an impressive fall. Regardless of the skinned face and bruised ego, I was hooked. I loved construction – I got right in there and helped tear out the old lath and plaster walls, spent lots of time at the hardware store, and when my ‘old’ room was ready, my parents even let me pick out my own carpet, paint, and blinds. That’s where it all started. At the age of 8, I’d discovered something I was passionate about and something I’m good at. Interior Design simply makes me happy, and I like that it’s a very personal business. We talk about how you sleep, eat, cook, your hobbies, your family, what you love, what you loathe. We get to know you on a personal level way beyond what most shopping experiences are. We do this because we need to know those intimate details and what your passions are in order to find the perfect fit for you.



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Like it or not, we are all emotionally attached to what goes into our homes. We “dress to impress” when it comes to our homes interiors. This is not a gender specific topic – I’ve done plenty of man caves, fishermen’s dens, re-loading rooms, gun storage areas and each one had very specific needs.

Most of our homes will be the single biggest investment we make in our lifetime. I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I spent a few hundred thousand dollars on one single item. I’ll get my money’s worth because I will use it every day and it keeps me safe and warm. But it’s also my retreat at the end of the work day, where I invite my friends and family, and where I will raise my children. I want it to be my place of solitude, where my guests feel warm and welcome, and something I am proud of.

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Make sure you are adequately insured. By Patty Hutchens. ASK ANY SMALL BUSINESS owner just how he or she was able to start and manage their own business, and without a doubt you will hear stories of long hours, borrowed money and a lot of dedication. So it is important that investment is protected. There are many types of insurance that small business owners should carry, and often it is confusing just what type of insurance one should have for his or her specific line of work. First, it is important to note that insurance coverage is available for just about any risk your small business might face. An insurance agent can advise you on the cost and type of different insurances to cover your business’ particular risks. One type of insurance that business owners should purchase is general liability insurance. This will help protect the business owner against claims arising out of accidents, injuries or negligence. If the business becomes liable for an injury, property damage, or medical expenses, they want to be adequately protected. A general liability policy may also cover the cost of defending lawsuits up to a certain amount. Some small businesses will need to be sure they have product liability insurance. This is true if the business is involved in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale or retail sale of a product, as they may ultimately be liable for the products’ safety. In the event there is such a claim, product liability insurance will help shield the owner from catastrophic financial loss due to a defective product that causes injury or harm to another. While product liability insurance is important for those who are involved in the sale of goods, professional liability insurance is vital for those who provide

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Mother of fallen soldier awarded ‘Spirit of Idaho Award’. By Colin Anderson.

“What an incredible idea to help those who put their lives on the line for us and help make sure these heroes are not forgotten.”

EIGHT MONTHS AGO Teresa Hart had an idea to help veterans and families of current military members serving overseas with everything from clothes, toys, and towels, to a suit for job interviews, appliances, and a computer. What started out as Teresa and her laptop has transformed into 2,900 square feet of donated goods, an eight person board of directors, and an upcoming 501 (c)(3) designation. The help Hart’s organization, Newby-Ginnings, is offering isn’t just being noticed locally, but on the state and national level as well. At a recent ceremony, Teresa Hart of Coeur d’Alene was given the ‘Spirit of Idaho’ award by Senator Mike Crapo. The award is given to Idaho residents who demonstrate a commitment to improving their community and serving their fellow citizens. “What an incredible idea to help those who put their lives on the line for us and help make sure these heroes are not forgotten,” remarked Senator Crapo. Flanked by the Patriot Guard and Combat Veteran Riders, Teresa received her recognition as well as an American flag that had been flown over the capital. Senator Crapo also presented Teresa a second flag which will fly over the Ronald D. Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Kootenai County Courthouse in honor of her son, Nick Newby, who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Just a month into a move to a larger space, Newby-Ginnings is again overflowing with donations. The new space off Government Way in Dalton Gardens is nearly full and there are still two 30 foot trailers waiting to be unpacked as well. “Sometimes I come here and just shake my head in amazement and can’t believe all of this was donated,” said Teresa. Veterans and families of active duty military are welcome to stop by and take what they need at absolutely no cost. There are linens, kitchen supplies, clothes, toys, appliances, medical supplies, computers and much more. Newby-Ginnings is also a place for people to drop in, share a cup of coffee, a laugh, a cry, and some company. “There’s always a group of people hanging out here. They may be from different walks of life but all are part of the greater military family,” said Teresa. Newby-Ginnings has also recently partnered with Goodwill to provide furnishings to newly housed veterans. Goodwill provides the veteran with a place to live, and NewbyGinnings fills the home with furniture, utensils, and everyday necessities. To date Newby-Ginnings has helped more than 150 individuals and networked additional services for dozens more. As the organization grows, it hopes to soon purchase or acquire a moving truck for larger donations and deliveries. Currently Teresa and her husband use their own truck and trailer for deliveries, limiting the times they can drop off items. You can drop off clean working household goods or make a cash donation on site. You can also support Newby-Ginnings by participating in the Dan Kleckner Golf Classic this coming August. www.Newby-Ginnings.org 208.660.4601 147 E. Aqua Circle, Dalton Gardens (behind Andy’s Heating off Government Way) Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm

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HYPERTHERMIA Know the signs and protect your furry friend. By Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital, Sandpoint, Idaho.

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE, and each year during July and August at North Idaho Animal Hospital, we treat patients suffering from heat exhaustion. Everyone understands the stress of direct sunlight on a furry dog or cat; and most folks are very careful not to over-exercise their pet (and themselves) in the middle of a summer day. However, we cannot emphasize enough the threat of a closed space- even with ventilationon a warm day. Hyperthermia is life threatening and requires immediate treatment. A dog’s normal temperature ranges between 100 -102; we consider anything higher than 104.5 a true emergency. In a recent study from Stanford University Medical Center, researchers found that even on a relatively cool (70°F) day, the temperature inside a vehicle may increase by an average of 40 degrees Fahrenheit within one hour regardless of outside temperature! Bottom line: We can’t be too careful with our animal (and human!) companions. There are other conditions that can affect your pet’s sensitivity to heat. Bulldogs, and other short-faced canines, have very different breathing anatomy- their tracheas (windpipes) and airways are often reduced in diameter and become stressed easily by the heat. Panting alone can cause elevated body temperature! Obesity and other diseases can predispose a pet to hyperthermia. Hyperthermia Signs Signs of hyperthermia can include panting, restlessness, salivation, and staggering. As hyperthermia progresses, the gums may look purple or

blue tinged. Pets become very distressed. Severe hyperthermia affects nearly every cell in the body. Organs that become too hot (over 105 degrees) can actually become jello-like and literally melt. Blood in the urine may also be a life threatening sign. What to Do A hyperthermic dog (or cat) should be placed in a cool area. Your pet’s temperature can be lowered by placing cool moist towels around their groin, armpits, paws, ear flaps, and abdomen. Airflow, by using an electric fan, can also aid the lowering of the temperature. This will help immediately and can drop the temperature 1 degree or more. Then get your pet to your doctor! As stated above, the inner organs are very susceptible to hyperthermic damage. What Not to Do Cooling pets too fast can actually shrink the peripheral (outside) blood vessels and so prevent the core blood from cooling. This means avoid super-cold water or ice. Try to reduce your pet’s stress level as much as possible -as you screech into your veterinary hospital’s parking lot. Obviously, the best possible solution to this issue is to avoid the situation all together. Thinking ahead and prevention is always the best cure. Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital, www.idahovet.com.

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Flying the H-34 in Vietnam for the United States Marine Corps. By Patty Hutchens. Photos courtesy of Bill Collier.

AS THE SAYING GOES, a picture is worth a thousand words. Sandpoint resident Bill Collier is hoping that the words inspired by the multitude of photos he took in Vietnam will help to tell a story. A story that has been 24 ½ years in the writing. For 32 years Collier enjoyed a career as a helicopter pilot, flying all over the world and seeing places he never dreamed of as a child growing up in Sonoma, CA. But it is his experiences during his 4 ½ years on active duty as a U.S. Marine, 13 months of that in Vietnam, that he is eager to share. He just completed his first book, Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot, which will be published this month. While serving in Vietnam during the mid-1960s Collier flew many missions, including battles near the DMZ (demilitarized zone), and estimates that he evacuated approximately 375 wounded Marines. “We never received feedback as to whether they lived or died,” said Collier.

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HONOR “I knew that the moment I turned on that light I was going to die, but our creed was, ‘Death before dishonor.’ I was given an order I had to follow it,”

One rescue mission that stands out strongly in Collier’s mind took place during a nighttime medical evacuation. He had been in Vietnam only a month and was co-pilot for a senior officer. From above, all they could see were the enemy green tracers and the Marine’s red tracers as the combatants shot at each other. It was difficult to hover above their target due to 90-foot high trees and the almost total darkness. When his aircraft commander asked Collier to turn on the hover/flood lights, Collier knew his life was over. “I knew that the moment I turned on that light I was going to die, but our creed was, ‘Death before dishonor.’ I was given an order I had to follow it,” said Collier. Miraculously, the fighting stopped for at least 90 seconds while they retrieved the litter basket with the badly wounded Marine and then departed, happy to turn off their lights. Collier again knew he was headed for danger when he and friends met some women in a bar in the Philippines. “They told us they knew where we were headed next, yet our commanding officer didn’t know,” said Collier. It was a few days later, during a secret briefing in the middle of the ocean on board the aircraft carrier, that they were told the next destination. The women were correct. “Something was not right when these women knew the locale of our next operation.” It was then Collier decided to avoid flying for that operation. He volunteered to fill in as a Forward Air Controller for one that had become ill in the Philippines. “Being on the ground surrounded by a battalion of Marines did not prove to be any safer. I was almost killed 6 times in 13 days,” said Collier. But what Collier took away from Vietnam affected him for several decades--Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was the stress of the war that caused him to move 50 times over the course of the following 27 years and to change jobs 80 times. Relationships? Those were difficult as well. “I could not take any type of confrontation, however slight,” said Collier. “Any stress triggered the ‘fight or flight’ syndrome, and I always chose flight.” In 1994 he met a warm, compassionate woman who had her degree

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in psychology. She encouraged Bill to get counseling, something he had avoided for years due to the cost. But when he found free counseling available through the Veterans Administration, he began his journey of healing. The woman who changed his life, Carla, has been by his side since. “I want to share my story (of PTSD) so that maybe I can help another vet,” said Collier. Each year he and two other veterans visit history classes at Sandpoint High School to share their experiences and answer the students’ questions. “We have a lot of fun doing that; it is very satisfying and healing to tell our stories to the students,” he said. But the greatest reward of all comes with knowing he saved many lives. “It was our belief that the best medal was a live Marine’s smile,” said Collier. Collier’s book, Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot, Flying the H-34 in Vietnam for the United States Marine Corps, is available on Amazon.com as well as through Keokee in Sandpoint, Keokeebooks.com and local bookstores in Sandpoint. After flying for the Marine Corps in Vietnam, Collier then flew another 30 months in the war in Laos for Air America, the air arm of the CIA. This will be the subject of his next book. Collier is also project manager of the H-34 “Charlie” helicopter restoration project. The old beast will lead the 4th of July Parade again this year.

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Big Lake Recreation, Inc. Taking care of your toys so you don’t have to. By Jocelyn Stott. BIG LAKE RECREATION, INC. Boat, RV Service and Storage in Sandpoint began in the fall of 2008 with one goal in mind: to provide the highest level of service for the boating and recreation community in Northern Idaho. “Everything about this business is service. Service, service, service,” says Todd McKay, owner. Todd and his business partner, Chris Lancaster, saw potential in providing not only individualized boat and RV care services, but also a one-stop solution for all of the basic boating needs. “We never say no. If it’s legal and moral, we try to do it. That’s the reason we’re growing so much – we have hundreds of clients because we put our customer first,” says Todd. Big Lake offers a concierge service package that leaves boat and RV owners free to enjoy the short summer months without having to take the time to put away their lake toys. Big Lake can deliver boats or RVs full of fuel, fully cleaned and serviced after taking professional care of it over the winter. Todd and his family moved here several years ago from Southern Idaho after a visit to the area. “It used to be that we had to drive somewhere to go camping, but living here we’re already there, so we don’t get out to camp like we used to. It’s great!” he says. Big Lake Recreation, Inc. storage facilities are fully enclosed to protect boats or RVs from Idaho’s harsh winters. Big Lake staff lives on-site to ensure security and handle each boat with care to make sure each is stored carefully and without damage. At the end of the boating and camping season, Big Lake Recreation can winterize boats and campers so customers can enjoy those last few days of sunshine. Their staff follows a structured, comprehensive checklist of tasks, so owners have a record. This can help owners avoid the painful surprise of many costly repairs. When it’s time to come out of hibernation, customers can just let them know when the boat or camper should be ready, and they’ll summarize and deliver it.

Big Lake Recreation, Inc. 468501 Hwy 95 Sagle, ID 83860 208.280.0359 208.329.0878 www.biglakerec.com

Big Lake Recreation offers many extra commonly needed services. Examples range from oil and filter changes, full upholstery and canvas repairs, re-carpeting, electrical, fresh-water systems, fuel system repairs, paint and fiberglass repairs. Big Lake can also add accessories like dual batteries, automatic shutoff switches to protect those batteries, ski towers, swim decks and more. They can work in their shop or come to the customer. In addition, they also offer detailing like hand-rubbed acid washing, full carpet and cushion steam cleaning, full polish or handwax, vacuumed cubbies, clear glass and detailed engine compartments. Big Lake Recreation, Inc. offers hauling to and from many locations around the lake. They also courtesy-haul boats for out-ofhouse services like new boat warranty repairs from a dealer. Call Big Lake Recreation at 280.0359 or 329.0878 or visit online: biglakerec.com.

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By Jocelyn Stott. IF SANDPOINT WEST ATHLETIC CLUB Summer Adventure Camp staff has anything to say about it, you’ll never hear the words, “I’m bored” out of your kids this summer. With camps running each week from June 16 to August 15, kids ages 10, 11 and 12 get their pick of fun in the sun all summer long. Now in its 15th year, Summer Adventure Camp has provided a safe, positive, and fun experience for an estimated 2,500 youth in Bonner County and surrounding areas. This summer, campers will be able to experience intentional, challenging, and interesting activities with caring and qualified counselors. Each week offers a new theme such as the following: • Fun and Games, where kids learn sports games like soccer and baseball along with roller skating at Skate Plaza


Sandpoint Local Events By Melody Knaggs.

• Mad Scientist, lets kids learn about rockets, paper airplanes and other cool experiments, followed up by a trip to Quest Aircraft • Be Your Own Picasso, is all about art in the form of clay, paint, and performance art • Outdoors, includes hiking and exploring the outdoors including a trip to Schweitzer Mountain • Pioneer Week includes learning about the old ways of the Native Americans and Pioneers including a trip to the Bonner County Museum • Splish Splash, is going to get things wet with water games, water safety and a trip to Boulder Beach Water Park at Silverwood • Lake Adventures includes a week of exploration on Lake Pend Oreille, including an outing on a sailboat • Arrgh Matey’s (for Pirates only) features hunting for blueberry treasure and includes an invasion at the Festival at Sandpoint

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do this weekend but not sure what is going on? Maybe you’re hosting an event and are unsure just how to let everyone know? The people at Sandpoint Living Local have come up with a new way to post and view events online; events that are taking place right here in our community. There are so many great things to see and do in our town, from art shows to sporting events, and now everything that is going on in our area will be in one location. The best part is - it’s simple to use. Let us help you get the word out to the community. Whether it’s a high school sporting event, a local fundraiser, or a meeting or support group, you can post it on Sandpointlocalevents.com. There is no limit to the number of activities you post. It’s for the benefit of the community and it’s absolutely free. Help us spread the word and get everyone involved! Visit SandpointLocalEvents.com, the place where everyone in your community can connect!

The Summer Adventure Camp provides children who are often too old for day care but not old enough to safely stay at home alone during the day, a place to come and have a healthy summer experience. Camp organizers say parents especially appreciate having a resource like this for their kids. Summer Adventure Camp is also a great place to meet new friends, many campers have positive peer interactions and their friendships grow. Camp organizers say each day kids should be prepared for swimming activities and come with sunscreen, lunch/snacks good shoes, towel and swimwear. Oh, and no electronic devices, kids – it’s summer camp! The camp and counselors also focus on many of the 40 developmental assets as identified by the Search Institute (http:// www.search-institute.org/research/developmental-assets) that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Cost of the camps are $65 per week for day sessions which run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Scholarships are available. Adventure Camp is assisted financially to keep camp costs low by the Community Assistance League, Bonner County Juvenile Probation and the City of Sandpoint. Parents can sign their kids up by visiting Sandpoint West Athletic Club, 1905 Pine or sandpointwest.com. For information, you can also call 208.263.6633.

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Your new Hunter Douglas Gallery. By Patty Hutchens.

WHILE SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS has been around for a long time, there are changes taking place there that will make your shopping experience even greater than before. Selkirk Glass and Cabinets is part of Ponderay Design Center, which also includes Sandpoint Furniture and Carpet One. Ponderay Design Center recently moved its window coverings department from Carpet One to Selkirk Glass and Cabinets and has recently been selected to be a Hunter Douglas Gallery. Selkirk is now the ONLY HD Gallery from Missoula to Spokane. Previously a Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer, Selkirk Glass and Cabinet’s expansion to a Hunter Douglas Gallery provides the retailer greater buying power, passing on better values to its customers. It also allows a customer to see how the product works and looks in a window setting. The Gallery has exclusively well-designed displays that best show the complete product. People can actually come in and touch and see the products instead of just a sample. In addition they offer a Right Choice Promise, which means if the customer is not satisfied with their purchase, whether it is the color or style, they can exchange it for another HD product.

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But there is much more to Selkirk Glass and Cabinets than the name implies. They have everything one needs to design or remodel their kitchen and bathroom including cabinets, countertops, cabinet hardware, shower doors, mirrors, doors and windows.  For custom glass, they can do anything with the exception of vehicles. Custom glass shower doors are their specialty! They have recently added many new door styles and new cabinet displays that are sure to inspire their customers. But it is their focus on customer service of which they are most proud. “What really sets us apart from others is that we are highly service oriented,” said Manager Eric Jeffres, adding that his staff has the expertise, talent and skill that allows the store to follow through on any project to the very end. “Trust is something that we value and is highly important to us.” Selkirk Glass and Cabinets recently added two new members to their highly qualified staff. Annie Nye is an interior designer who moved to the area with her husband and two children from Bozeman. “Annie has a high level of expertise,” said Jeffres, referring to her National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). While in Bozeman, Annie worked for an architect for seven years followed by 10 years as an in-store interior designer. She feels blessed to be able to offer her expertise to her customers. “I work with such a great group of people. It’s really fun to come to work,” said Annie. She and Assistant Manager Karin Corey are both certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Roxanne Buck joined the staff in March after several years at ProBuild and Alpine Lumber in Sandpoint and works in the area of windows, doors and interior trim. “I love the upbeat attitude and the focus on customer service,” said Roxanne of her work at Selkirk Glass and Cabinets. “We all have our specialties, and we are all good at what we do. There’s a lot of experience and knowledge in this building.” With the assistance of designers, computer programs and the ability to have people see your project through start to finish, customers know that they are taken care of. And if the customer has a designer he or she is working with, the staff works closely with them to make sure all their customers’ needs and desires are met. Stop in to see the new Selkirk Glass and Cabinets. You will definitely be inspired!

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Sales/Service Bizarre Bazaar

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

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Art Works Gallery

Come in and enter to win an original piece of art by Nan Cooper, this year’s featured Festival Artist. Art Works is fortunate to host the paintings created by Nan Cooper in our gallery and invite you to visit and see her other works. The Gallery has something for everyone. With creations from over 30 local and regional artists, from an awe-inspiring collection of jewelry, sculpture, photography, paintings and more. Art Works has it all: Unique. Memorable. Local. Sandpoint—214 North First Avenue www.sandpointartworks.com | 208.263.2642 f/sandpointartworks

AmericanWest Bank

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


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

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


Summer’s here, it’s time to sparkle! Glennsglasss creates beautiful colors with dichroic glass. We craft handmade, one-of-a-kind sterling silver dichroic earrings, pendants, barrettes & more. We also have breathtaking fused dichroic wall art that will personalize your home or office. Available exclusively at Art Works Gallery, located on 1st avenue, across from The Hive, as well as on Art Walk 2014 in Zero Point, in downtown Sandpoint & The Groove Studio in Bonners Ferry.

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Pacific Steel & Recycling purchases and processes more scrap iron than any other company in the region, which means we offer the best prices. With recycling facilities and services that are secondv to none, we make it easy for commercial and consumer recyclers. When you think green, think Pacific. 1000 Triangle, Ponderay | pacific-recycling.com | 208.263.2584

A Northwest Tradition Built on Trust. WHEN YOU THINK RECYCLING, THINK PACIFIC. Pacific Steel & Recycling purchases and processes more scrap iron than any other company in the region, which means we offer the best prices. With recycling facilities and services that are second to none, we make it easy for commercial and

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

Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Your health and smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Through advanced continuing education, we stay committed to new techniques, the latest products and the newest equipment that modern dentistry has to offer, including CEREC – one visit dentistry. Sandpoint—2025 West Pine Street 208.265.4558

Sandpoint Dental Cosmetics

Expanded days and hours for your convenience. New Patients Always Welcome! Dr. Johnson utilizes the newest and greatest dental techniques. Learn more about Dr. Johnson and our flexible payment options. Visit SandpointDentalCosmetics.com. “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 www.sandpointdentalcosmetics.com 208.946.4329

Arts&Entertainment SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS Summer 2014 - ArtWalk. Come see what’s new in an amazing variety of locally created, affordable works of art! Sponsored by POAC, the art exhibits will remain on display at 20 or so downtown galleries through September 12. For more information visit ArtinSandpoint.org or call 208.263.6139 July 5 - Bridges Home. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents this performance as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4-6pm at Park Place Stage on the corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. For more information visit DowntownSandpoint.com. 208.255.1876 July 11 - Korby Lenker Concert. Visit Di Luna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St, for a concert featuring Korby Lenker. Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner, reservations required, and the concert starts at 7:30pm. Learn more at KorbyLenker.com or call 208.263.0846.

The Fourth of July Celebrate Independence Day with a bang! By Melody Knaggs. INDEPENDENCE DAY. Commonly known as the fourth of July, this holiday is a celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This act declared our independence from Great Britain and helped give us the freedom we all enjoy. To honor this great act many of us celebrate with parades, barbecues, carnivals, and a large display of fireworks. Bonner County is no different. Sandpoint’s holiday events kick off with the Independence Day parades, sponsored by the Lions Club, in the downtown area. A children’s parade will warm up the crowd at 9am by the City Parking Lot at 4th & Church, followed by the Grand Parade at 10am on the corner of 5th Ave and Church St. Participants will head up Church St, circle through the downtown area and end back at the starting point. Following the parade there will be children’s games at City Beach along with music from Fiddlin’ Red at 3pm and Frank Moore at 6pm. At dusk there will be the grand display of fireworks over Lake Pend Oreille In Laclede there promises to be family fun all day long! Join everyone at the Klondyke Cafe & Tavern for a good, old fashioned

celebration. Starting at 2pm the kids will get to participate in free games along with receiving a raffle ticket for a special kids only raffle. There will also be an egg toss, dunk tank, silent auction, raffles, food booth, concession stand, beer garden and fabulous display of fireworks at dusk to conclude the evening. On July 5th Garfield Bay is having their day-after celebration. Starting off with a pancake breakfast in the park from 8-10am and a parade at 11am by Anchor Gas, the fun keeps going throughout the day. Odies Bayside Grocery will be offering FREE hot dogs and drinks from 11:30-1pm followed by an ice cream social in the park from 121:30pm. There will be multiple kids games and activities all afternoon along with a horseshoe tournament, and music in the park by “Wastin’ Time Band” from 4-6pm. The night will end with an awesome display of fireworks over the bay, starting at dusk. No matter what you choose to do this 4th, remember that Independence Day is meant to be celebrated. It’s the day that every American can proudly say “I am free” and mean it.

July 12 - Music Conservatory of Sandpoint Ensemble. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents this performance as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4-6pm at Park Place Stage on the corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. For more information visit DowntownSandpoint.com. 208.255.1876 July 17 - Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Festival at Sandpoint will unveil their fine art poster at Dover Bay. Visit FestivalatSandpoint.com. for more information or call 208.265.4554 July 18-27 - Oliver. CYT presents North Idaho’s 3rd Annual CCT Summer show, Oliver! Whether it is your first time or your umpteenth time to see it, you’ll delight in all of the engaging characters from this family favorite. Tickets can be purchased online at the CYT-North Idaho website: www.cytnorthidaho.org or by calling 208.277.5727. July 19 - Mountain Music Festival. Come enjoy outdoor concerts and fun, family activities at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Visit Schweitzer.com or call 208.255.3081 for more information.


July 19 - Skirpizoid. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents this performance as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4-6pm at Park Place Stage on the corner of First and Cedar. Free and open to the public. For more information visit DowntownSandpoint. com. 208.255.1876 July 26 - Summer Sounds: Crazy Days Edition. Sandpoint Business Improvement District presents performances all day long as part of the Summer Sounds concert series at Park Place Stage on the corner

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of First and Cedar. Northern Exposure performs at 10am followed by Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots at noon, Selkirk Society Band at 2pm, and Doug Bond at 4pm. Free and open to the public. Visit DowntownSandpoint.com for more information. 208.255.1876


July 30 - Tim McGraw. Don’t miss Tim McGraw with guests Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope when they hit the Northern Quest Outdoor Stage in July! www. northernquest.com for more information.

Eichardt’s Pub Join us for Blues Jam every Monday with host Truck Mills. The Charley Packard Band plays every Wednesday. ***Text “livemusic” to 35819 to sign up for pub updates.

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

Pend d’Oreille Winery 7/5 - Strangled Darlings – Portland bass duo. 7/11 - Deep Fried Anything – See this electrocustic slow-fi, in double wide westophonic. 7/18 - Jake Robin – Jiving the original acoustic rock sounds with pop culture lyrical charisma. 7/25 - NinJazz – Piano jazz classics by Kurt with soulful singer Samantha. 7/26 - Ron Criscoine – Plays an eclectic mix from the 60’s to present. Covers peppered with originals and obscure tunes you haven’t heard in a long time.

Trinity at City Beach Spend Tuesdays with Ray from 5pm to 8pm. Come down to Trinity at City Beach every Tuesday at 5pm to enjoy wonderful food and live music. It’s a great night to go out with the family. Also join us Fridays for the sounds of Bruce Bishop. For more information and updates on events visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/ trinityatcitybeach.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES May through October - Farmers’ Market. Come down to Farmin Park every Saturday and Wednesday to enjoy this open-air market of fresh produce, garden starts, handcrafts, flowers, food and music runs. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. Now through early September - Lake Pend Oreille Cruises. The Shawnodese takes you on a delightful 10-mile loop around Lake Pend Oreille as you learn the colorful history of Sandpoint and our beautiful lake. Daily cruises will depart from City Beach at 1:30pm. Find more information at LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208.255.5253 Summer 2014 - Thursday Night Farmers Market in Hope. Every Thursday this summer Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. off Highway 200, will host the Thursday Night Farmers Market from 5-8:30pm Enjoy the evening sun in Hope’s open air farmers market with good music, great food and awesome people! For more information please e-mail hopefm2014@gmail.com. July 4 - Sandpoint’s Fourth of July Celebration. There will be a kids parade followed by the main parade that morning in downtown Sandpoint, stage performances and a raffle will take place at Sandpoint City Beach in the afternoon, and a fireworks show will light up the sky at dusk. Events are sponsored by Sandpoint Lions Club. For more information call 208.263.4118. July 4 - Laclede Family Days at the Klondyke.


Family fun all day long at the Klondyke in Laclede. Kids games are free and start at 2pm, children also get 1 raffle for a special kids only raffle. There will be an egg toss, dunk tank, silent auction, raffles, food both, concession stand, beer garden and fabulous fireworks at dusk. Come enjoy this good old fashion fun. July 5 - 4th of July in Garfield Bay. Come down to Garfield Bay July 5th for family-friendly fun all day long!

July 28-August 1 - Youth Orchestra Camp. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint holds a Youth Orchestra Camp at the Sandpoint Middle School. A guest conductor from Mexico will lead the Youth Orchestra from 9-12pm, and the Advanced Ensemble from 12:30-2:30pm. Following the camp, a concert will be held in the Panida Theater on August 1st. To sign up for the camp, please call 208.265.4444 or e-mail mcs@sandpointconservatory.org.

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There will be a pancake breakfast in the park from 8-10am and the parade will start off from Anchor Gas at 11am. Odies will be offering FREE hot dogs and Drinks from 11:30-1pm followed by an ice cream social from 121:30pm. There will be multiple kids games and activities all afternoon along with a horseshoe tournament, and music in the park by “Wastin’ Time Band” from 4-6pm. The night will end with an awesome display of fireworks starting at dusk. July 6 - Hope Garden Tour. Presented by the Bonner County Gardeners Association. There will be 8 beautiful Hope gardens featured from 10-4pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of the event at any of the gardens or online at www.bcgardeners.org. July 7-11 Girl’s Summer Camp. Boost your child’s self-esteem and confidence in this one-week Living in Spirit Youth program, offering a completely unique and focused camp for youth. Held at the Spirit Vision Retreat Center, 700 Caribou Creek Rd. Cost is $350, which includes meals, overnight accommodations, craft supplies and instruction. Learn more at JRHutslar.com or call 208.263.1448.


Arts&Entertainment July 9 - Grouse Mountain Trail Project. The Idaho Trails Association is looking for a few good volunteers to help out on a one-day project in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, constructing a puncheon walkway to go over a bog hole about a mile from the summit of Grouse Mountain. Find more details at IdahoTrailsAssociation. org. July 11-12 Classic Boat Festival. Come enjoy antique wooden boats, water-themed activities, contests and more along the Sand Creek. Sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society.Visit WoodBoatFestival. com for more information or call 208.255.1876 July 12 - Great Sandpoint Flatwater Regatta. Sandpoint Rotary hosts this annual canoe, kayak and paddle board race from 10-12pm at the Sand Creek bridge. For more information call 208.946.6079.


July 13 - Jacey’s Race. This competitive 5k race, for runners and walkers, and 1k fun run, for kids, takes place at Sandpoint High School and benefits local children with cancer or life-threatening illnesses. To learn more visit Jaceys-Race.com

July 26 - Crazy Days. Come to Downtown Sandpoint as local retailers offer their best prices of the year during our open air event to showcase all that Sandpoint has for sale! For more information visit DowntownSandpoint. com

July 14-18 - Team Autism 24/7 Summer Experience Camp. Join Team Autism 24/7 and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation for the Summer Experience Camp. Campers age 14-plus are to meet at Lakeview Park from 8-12pm. $10 fee. Pre-register by July 3rd at Team Autism 24/7 --TeamAutism247.com.

July 26 - Workshop, Reading and Book Signing. Lost Horse Press and the Sandpoint Library announce a Workshop, Reading, and Book Signing featuring Claire Davis and Shann Ray. Writers must register for the workshop prior to July 10 by contacting Lost Horse Press at 208.255.4410 or e-mail losthorsepress@ mindspring.com. The public is invited to attend the reading and book signing, even if they do not attend the workshop.

July 19 - Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts a 3.5 and a 10 mile trail run starting at 10am. Racers will receive Patagonia race shirts. Visit SMTrailRun.com for more information. July 19 - Muddy Miles. Heritage Health and The Salvation Army Kroc Center challenge you to Muddy Miles, a dirty obstacle course. Make a difference in our community while having a fun–and messy–time! The exciting, 2-mile course is packed with muddy obstacles, lots of water and puddles, color chalk and much, much more. Visit www.muddymiles.org/index.html for more information July 25-27 - Northwest YogaFest. Eureka Institute hosts the Northwest YogaFest. Learn more at Eureka-Institute. org or call 208.263.2217

July 12 - “Unique Goods & Curious Finds Market” vintage and crafts show. At the Sandpoint community hall from 10-4, $2 admission, free for under 18. More than 20 vendors selling vintage items, jewelry, furniture, handmade goods, and food.

July 25-27 - Julyamsh Powwow. Come to the Julyamsh Powwow, at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls, which is the largest outdoor powwow in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a time to celebrate the culture and to remember those elders who came before us. Over the next three days, they’ll honor Native American culture with dances, songs, games, and spirituality. Visit www.julyamsh.com for more information

July 28-August 1 - Youth Orchestra Camp. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint holds a Youth Orchestra Camp at the Sandpoint Middle School. A guest conductor from Mexico will lead the Youth Orchestra from 9-12pm, and the Advanced Ensemble from 12:302:30pm. Following the camp, a concert will be held in the Panida Theater on August 1st. To sign up for the camp, please call 208.265.4444 or e-mail mcs@ sandpointconservatory.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS August 7-17 - Festival at Sandpoint. The Festival at Sandpoint celebrates its 32nd annual summer concert series by showcasing eight nights of eclectic music under the stars at War Memorial Field on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Visit FestivalatSandpoint.com. for more information. August 31- Schweitzer Mountain Fall Fest. The Alliance Medieval Rock Band will ROCK Schweitzer Fall Fest again this year with a headlining performance at 3pm.

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Tom Albertson

SANDPOINT NATIVE APPOINTED SHS PRINCIPAL. BY PATTY HUTCHENS. HE MAY BE A FAMILIAR face around Sandpoint High School, but Tom Albertson has a new title. Albertson, who has served as an instructor, Educational Assistant, Assistant Principal of Activities, and Assistant Principal of Student Management at SHS was recently named the new Head Principal, taking over the position vacated by Dr. Becky Meyer when she moved to district headquarters where she will serve as the Assistant Superintendent. Albertson was raised in Sandpoint, attending Northside Elementary, the 9th Grade Center (currently the Sandpoint Events Center) and graduating from SHS in 1982. He went on to receive his Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education at the University of Idaho where he majored in math and minored in life science. But his education did not stop there. “I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho in 2008 and am currently enrolled working on my Educational Specialist degree,” said Albertson. In addition to education, Tom has been an integral part of local athletic programs. “I coached football at the 9th grade, junior varsity, and varsity assistant levels for 20 of

the first 22 years of teaching and coached track for 22 years,” said Albertson. Albertson looks forward to his new role and appreciates the community support of education. “Sandpoint is a great community that values and supports education,” said Albertson. “The students and staff at SHS are an extension of this wonderful community, and I am extremely honored and excited to be able to work with the staff to continue to provide a great learning environment for students.”

peers of the same age. “The sense of belonging and positive recognition is key for all people but especially for developing adolescents.” He said one of his roles as Principal is to partner with the staff and students to create a school climate in which all students feel safe, valued, and see the relevance of school and want to be in attendance.

There are some areas he feels needs addressed and plans to do his part to improve upon them. One such area is school attendance, specifically truancies. It is a trend that bothers him for many reasons.

Albertson feels privileged to be able to work with what he says is a dedicated staff and tremendous students. It’s the team approach that he said has created the Five Star School, and he is proud of the diverse programs offered at SHS. “It allows students to explore their interests, take advanced opportunity courses, and become college and career ready,” said Albertson.

“When a student is not in class, they cannot take advantage of the learning environment created by the instructor and fellow students. This lack of participation truly hampers academic progress for these students,” said Albertson who also points out that absent students tend to be less connected to the opportunities the school has to offer such as clubs, co-curricular activities, and social interaction with

Albertson and his wife Cindy, a counselor at SHS, have two sons, Toby and Nick, two daughters-in-law whom they adore and thoroughly enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren. And if history has anything to do with it, the Albertson family will be around for a long time. After all, his grandparents are 1927 graduates of SHS and the tradition has continued for nearly a century.


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WHEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED that Sandpoint native Erin Roos was hired as Sandpoint High School’s new head volleyball coach, the response was overwhelming. “It’s been really amazing and wonderful,” said Roos of the support she has received. “Sandpoint is a fantastic, supportive community, who bends over backwards for their kids. I feel lucky and honored to be leading the next generation of volleyball players.” A 1993 graduate of Sandpoint High School, Erin Roos, formerly Erin McGovern, was a standout volleyball player for Sandpoint High School. Her senior year the SHS volleyball team finished second at State and Erin was named the Inland Empire League’s Most Valuable Player. She was also nominated that year for the Idaho Female Athlete of the Year. But that was just the beginning. Erin received a full ride scholarship to the University of Michigan where she was a four-year varsity letter winner. During her tenure the team finished as high as sixth in the Big Ten. She led her college team in aces per season in 1994 with 27 aces. She also earned the Coaches Award in 1996. Even now, Erin is listed as the top athlete

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from Idaho to play for the University of Michigan in any sport. An honor that speaks to her extraordinary athleticism. Erin said the decision to apply for the position vacated by Karen Alsager was definitely a family decision. Her husband Mike and their three boys supported and encouraged her and she is looking forward to the opportunity. “I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to compete at a high level, against teams like Penn St., Stanford, Hawaii, & UCLA,” said Erin. “I’ve had some great coaches, who’ve taught me a lot about the game. So, I felt like it was time to come full circle and give back to the program that opened the doors to some incredible experiences in my life.” Erin has coached many teams since her years at the University of Michigan, including an adult volleyball club in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan volleyball camps, Sandpoint High School camps and club volleyball here in Sandpoint. When asked what her philosophy is when it comes to coaching, she replied, “I always believe in giving honest, positive feedback, communicating my expectations, and providing encouragement. I’ve been in

COACHING “I felt like it was time to come full circle and give back to the program that opened the doors to some incredible experiences in my life.” athletics long enough to understand that no one wants to give you their best effort if you belittle them or play mind games,” said Erin. “My players need to understand that I believe in their ability, and that I can share with them tools to achieve personal and team success.” Erin said it is the history and tradition of winning that she sees as the program’s biggest strength. “There are many alumni out there who’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into those banners hanging in the gym and the trophies in the case. I think the biggest strength of Sandpoint volleyball is the attitude that has been passed down by former players. The attitude that state championships are possible with hard work, focus, discipline and determination.”

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The Diamond Cup Let’s race! By Stephen Shepperd.

WHEN THE COEUR D’ALENE UNLIMITED Hydroplane Association (CUHA) planned the first Diamond Cup in 1958, they faced many logistical challenges. It was indeed an up-hill fight. They did not have any money. They did not have a racecourse. They did not have an official barge. They did not have a pit area to park the boats. All they had was a lake. By the time the big unlimited hydroplanes took to the course some 90 days later for the first time on June 29, 1958, the challenges had been met. The Lake City community stepped up, raising most of the seed money needed to purchase the infrastructure for the race and to provide a major portion of the prize money needed. The race committee partnered with the organizers of the Chelan and Seattle unlimited races to design a threemile racecourse and to dress it with brightly colored buoy markers and a spectator log boom. The CUHA also took a seldom used section of the city’s waterfront and transformed it into a usable pit area for the big boats by leveling the land, making it useable for parking, repairing and improving a large wooden seawall structure, installing boat docks, and putting in place water, power, and telecommunications equipment. While the race appeared successful to most everyone on the surface, that first race committee acknowledged that there were a few problems. Despite a well-attended event, revenue fell short of expenses, and the CUHA

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Photo courtesy of Museum of North Idaho. U-10 Adios, U-60 Miss Thriftway, and U-62 Thriftway Too prepare for a heat of the first Diamond Cup in 1958.

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Photo courtesy Stephen Shepperd. Steven David accelerates the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto down the main straightaway and spectators watch from the cruise boats parked along the log boom during Sunday’s action at the 2013 Diamond Cup.

entered year two with a $7,500 deficit, which translates to $61,545 in 2014 dollars. Several committee members covered that debt with a promissory note from their own funds just to insure that there would be a second Diamond Cup. On the logistical side, the pit area proved to be too small for the number of boats that were in attendance, and the channel adjacent to the pit area was too shallow. To remedy the problem, the seawall was expanded by 38 feet to allow a full 100 yards for boat parking, and the channel was deepened using a dragline excavator to a depth of six feet. With the expanded seawall, more docks were added along its base. Over the ten years of the vintage races, more enhancements were made. The Tubbs Hill trail system received attention; a floating official barge was built to make the race course safer; a new city youth sports and recreational park was built adjacent to the pit area; and the city boat launch was renovated to allow for improved recreational boater access. When the races abruptly disappeared after the 1968 Diamond Cup, the city found itself left with vastly improved recreational facilities on the waterfront, allowing for greater use by visitors and Coeur d’Alene’s citizens alike. Moving ahead to the 2014 Diamond Cup, and we see some stark similarities and differences

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between what the two race committees experienced. The race committee that put on the 2013 race event soldiered through a similar first year full of huge challenges to overcome, and despite what appeared to be good attendance numbers, an unexpected funding deficit was found when all the receipts were counted. Like the vintage era of Diamond Cup races, the committee worked with race volunteers from another race site (the Tri-Cities Water Follies) and local equipment providers to put in place the needed infrastructure for the race in record time. The Silver Beach race site had to be modified so to accommodate the race, and there were some minor improvements realized to the state park land on which most of the lakeside seating and the two pit areas were located. Trees that had not been pruned or groomed for several decades were professionally trimmed to allow better sight lines for spectators and officials at no expense to the Idaho State Parks system. In addition, rotting wooden posts used to hold cabling along the Centennial Trail and parklands were replaced by the committee when they were discovered. Media coverage of the 2013 and 2014 races reflects a vast improvement over the coverage afforded the inaugural race. The 1958 media package included a live television broadcast of the race in the Spokane and Seattle viewing

Unlimited hydroplane racing is now truly an international event, and Coeur d’Alene is considered to be one of the best places in the entire world to watch a race. areas only and radio coverage was restricted to the Seattle, Spokane, and Detroit markets. Live coverage of the 2013 race was beamed to over 100 countries via the Internet, and viewers around the world saw a delayed broadcast of the race via the CBS Sports Network. The media plan for 2014 expands on that coverage with additional regional coverage through the facilities of KHQ and the SWX network. Where the boats racing in 1958 were competing solely for a U.S. National Championship trophy, the H1 Series Unlimiteds in 2014 will be racing at six sites in the United States and will also competing for the UIM World Championship in Doha, Qatar in November. Unlimited hydroplane racing is now truly an international event, and Coeur d’Alene is considered to be one



Photo courtesy Stephen Shepperd. U-11 Miss Peters and May is lowered back onto its trailer as the crew works on the turbine engine of the U-57 Miss Fedco.

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of the best places in the entire world to watch a race. Because of the increased media coverage and the international status of the race series, the financial benefits of Coeur d’Alene hosting a race are greatly enhanced as well. It is estimated that the 2013 race brought 3 million new dollars to the community. The potential is there for that number to grow exponentially. Be a part of the new improved Diamond Cup experience. Get your tickets early and be ready to enjoy the bigger and better 2014 races on Labor Day Weekend, August 29th, 30th, and 31st. Tickets are available from all Inland Northwest Bank (INB) locations, all six Super 1 Foods locations, the Angel Gallery at 5th and Sherman in Coeur d’Alene, and Kootenai Lawn and Garden on Best Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. You also can buy your tickets and reserve log boom spaces online at www. diamondcuprace.com.While visiting the website, can also scroll down the page and like the race site on Facebook.








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ShopinStyle Saving Main Street EXPLORING THE 3/50 PROGRAM. BY JULIANNA VERBOORT. THE AVERAGE MAIN STREET has been hit hard during the economic crunch of the past several years. Signs of demise dot the streetscapes: going out of business; liquidation; closed for good. These sad messages reflect the struggle that many independently owned enterprises have experienced. There are a number of factors at play: • The rise of online shopping. According to InternetRetailer.com, 162 million U.S. consumers shopped online in 2012. How can goods that are shipped to consumers contribute to a local economy? • Growing post-consumerism or anticonsumerism: Ideologies that discourage continual growth in purchasing and consumption of material possessions. Ethical, environmental, and social concerns bolster this trend. Consumers want to spend wisely and ethically; businesses that pay attention can benefit, supporting those consumers through ethical practices and sourcing. • Growth of “big box” stores and national chains. Consumers may be drawn to bargains (real or perceived). However, studies show that locally owned businesses provide more jobs and pump more money back into their surroundings than nationally owned chains. What happens when we lose local, independent enterprises? Vacant storefronts can communicate decay and insecurity. Main streets lose collective vitality and begin to unravel. When national chains dominate the view, our towns look dreadfully alike. We lose local cultures, quirky idiosyncrasies, distinct identities, and we lose our local economies. Enter The 3/50 Project, brainchild of Cinda Baxter, a retail consultant, professional speaker, and blogger. She tells the story behind the 3/50 movement on her website at

www.the350project.net, and it is a compelling read. The program’s call to action is “Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.” It is simple: • Pick three independently owned businesses in your community that you would hate to lose, and shop there each month. Take the opportunity to get to know the owners and staff, let them know that you appreciate their what they provide. • Spend $50.00 a month in locally owned stores. Per 3/50’s website, “If half the employed population spent $50.00 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.” • For every $100.00 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68.00 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43.00 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home. Baxter has developed flyers and materials, available through The 3/50 Project website, and offers supportive, interesting information. She invites businesses to become supporters of the local-independent movement. The 3/50 website lists businesses in each state that are affiliated with The 3/50 Project (www.the350project.net/states/ID.html). Brick and mortar businesses run by energetic entrepreneurs built the foundation of our economy. Independently owned local stores, restaurants and services are a big part of the American Dream, representing our heritage and values of independence, initiative, and innovation. By committing to The 3/50 Program, consumers exercise choices that can sustain the health of our local economies.

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

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Middle-Aged Musings “Just go at your own pace...” Yeah, right. By Teresa Pesce.

This column is dedicated to the Middle-Aged among us, lost in society’s Bermuda Triangle between being young and being “older”, acknowledged only by ads selling them cosmetics to make them look young again and comfort bras to ease the inevitable triumph of gravity. IN GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES an often heard instruction is, “Just go at your own pace.” Many fitness class leaders say that. What else are they going to say? “Go away”? Should they publicly cull you from the herd and tell you to go to the “Heaven Help Them” exercise class where a single sit-up is considered a triumph? So they welcome you, and once you’re there it’s a little hard to participate for a total of five minutes in a 60-minute class, so you push yourself. It’s only human to want to keep up! I’ve even seen

classes of veteran exercisers trying to keep up with their instructor as he did multiple sets of 50 perfect sit-ups, while the participants gradually weakened and were pulling, heaving, hauling and hoisting themselves into sitting positions any way they possibly could – with little or no effect on their abdominals and quite a lot of strain on their necks. Once I overheard an athletic young woman in her early twenties tell a fellow exerciser that after a particular exercise class, her gluteal

muscles were so sore she couldn’t sit down on a toilet seat for three days. If I pushed myself to keep up with a class like that, I wouldn’t be out of the ICU for three days. So what should one do? If you want to be part of a class, get stubborn and go at your own pace, just as the leader suggested! If you do three sit-ups properly, you may well have done better than someone flailing out 50 of them under group pressure. And there’s another thing about it – if you go as slowly as is good for you, you’ll be able to increase your repetitions soon, which is far better than if you strain yourself to keep up but fall short, and get discouraged and give up! Be strong! Be brave! Don’t give in to the temptation to keep up with the throng as an instructor carols out for everyone to do three sets of 25 abdominals, followed by another three sets of 25 abdominals. Bring a good book with you, do as many repetitions as you can, and then stop and read quietly. (After all, there’s nothing wrong with improving

And there’s another thing about it – if you go as slowly as is good for you, you’ll be able to increase your repetitions soon, which is far better than if you strain yourself to keep up but fall short, and get discouraged and give up!

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your mind along with your body.) Open a bottled water and hydrate. Maybe if we all do this often enough, others in the class may be emboldened to respect their limits and join us until the exercise room becomes a library nook of sip-broken silence, and the instructor realizes they need to modify the routine. Conclusion? Even if our middle-aged versions of things are a bit different, they are valid and they work! Join up or not, but never, never,never give up! Founder of Sandpoint Onstage, Teresa Pesce is dedicated to supporting and promoting everyone in our community with theatrical gifts, whose age is irrelevant and whose only “weight” is the impact of their art.


Your Goals Are Our Priority!

Fit For A Reason. By Stefan Buratto, Crossfit Level 1 Trainer. YOU CAN GO F.F.A.R. with an activity based fitness goal. As the sun makes its first appearance, we have extra hours for fun summer activities. Almost all of us have a favorite, and they are all great reasons to be fit. If you don’t have a favorite activity, ask yourself, “what is your reason to be fit?” With summer upon us (thankfully!), it is important to establish an activity based fitness goal. Choose any activity, whether it be hiking, climbing, biking or swimming. but choose one for which you want to be fit. Having a specific activity related goal is essential to achieving your overall fitness objectives. Fit For A Reason or F.F.A.R. is a concept that is more than being healthy. It is a target specific training regime designed to get you into shape for the activity you love. Plenty of healthy people have extra pounds and inches they would love to lose. Activity based goals provide motivation beyond pounds and inches. They create a mindset that the by-products of fitness activities are feeling and looking good instead of being the reasons to engage in them. This method drives athletes to develop incredible fitness. To compete is their goal, athletic physiques and increased physical capacities are simply tools used to accomplish it. Once you’ve set your goal around the activity of your choice, make a plan to reach it. The most daunting part of this process for most people is navigating the rocky shoals of false advertisement and “get fit quick schemes” presented in fitness media. As with success in most areas of life, the reality is there are no short cuts to fitness. That’s right, I am afraid there is no fitness Lotto. Only proper training regimens and nutrition will help you succeed. To simplify the process, you can break physical training into four categories. Each tailored to specific activities, but none perfect. 

Endurance Training - Increasing your endurance by training the aerobic system. Pros - Long distance endurance increases. Body fat decreases. Cons - neglects strength, explosion, speed over shorter distances. Best for - hiking, bicycling, running, swimming and triathletes. Cross Training - Using multiple training modalities to increase full body fitness. Pros - Increase in endurance, speed, strength, explosion, flexibility and balance.

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Cons - no specialization. Difficult to reach an elite level in one single modality. Best for - sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball. Also, great for physically demanding jobs and supplemental training. Strength Training - Using weighted resistance to develop muscular fitness. Pros - Muscular size, strength and stamina. Cons - neglects aerobic endurance. Best for - Football, bodybuilding and supplemental training. Calisthenics/Yoga - using your own body weight to develop fitness. Pros - develops strength, flexibility and endurance. Especially useful in injury prevention. Cons - neglects introduction of foreign elements into fitness. Best for- extreme sports, yoga lovers, hiking, climbing and fitness enthusiasts. For a fitness goal assessment or personalized sports training, contact Stefan Buratto at 208.597.3276 or email him at: cfburatto@yahoo.com

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Clearing up the misconceptions. By Bruce Weaver, MPA, PA-C. Owner, AAging Better In-Home Care. MYTHS ABOUND WHEN it comes to understanding a state program called Medicaid. Most of us know about Medicare, which covers hospitalizations, medical bills and prescriptions for those over 65 years of age. However, many are not aware that there is another program called Medicaid that will pay, among other things, services for in-home care when seniors become too frail to care for themselves. This program is funded by state funds along with matching funds from the federal government. But the catch for most individuals is that this program is based on income levels, and this is where many misconceptions arise. One of the more common myths is that you have to give away or sell most of your resources to get Medicaid. The truth is that a person is

... health departments across the nation are finding that paying for certain Medicaid-eligible residents to stay in nursing homes is far more expensive than paying for their care at home.

permitted to own some property and still be eligible for Medicaid. The trick comes in knowing what is “countable” and what is “noncountable” under Medicaid rules. A certain amount of equity in a couple’s primary home can be non-countable in determining whether the husband or wife (or both) are eligible for assistance from Medicaid. And there are other types of non-countable property, such as extensive funeral planning and burial spaces purchased before a couple passes away. In essence, a person doesn’t need to be completely “broke” or without assets to become Medicaid eligible. Another common myth encountered by families considering whether to place mom or dad in a nursing home is that Medicare will cover the cost. In fact, Medicare only pays for a small amount of the care provided by nursing homes in this country. Many families and elderly are surprised to learn this. Medicare only pays if you’re discharged from a hospital after at least a three-day stay. And if you still need skilled nursing care after a period of close to three months, you will have to pay privately for it unless you happen to have a long-term care insurance policy that covers nursing home costs—or unless you can qualify for Medicaid. In contrast, almost all surveys of baby boomers or elderly adults show that “aging in place” in their homes is far more preferable than being moved into a nursing home when illness or frailty becomes a problem. In addition, health departments across the nation are finding that paying for certain Medicaid-eligible residents to stay in nursing homes is far more expensive than paying for their care at home. Because of this, Idaho’s Department of Health & Welfare is working toward approving more residents for services at home under

the care of a Medicaid-approved Home Care company. When considering care at home versus a nursing home, contact the local Medicaid unit to determine the person’s eligibility. Secondly, researching approved Home Care agencies in the area allows a family or individual to find out exactly what services are offered. And, finally, consulting with an elder law attorney would provide information on the consequences of accepting Medicaid. With proper preparations and planning, aging at home can be cost-effective, safe and satisfying.

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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, Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your new favorite restaurant. TrinityAtCityBeach.com 56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint, ID 208.255.7558

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

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

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. www.ivanossandpoint.com 102 S. First Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.263.0211

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We micro roast and blend our organic beans to perfection every time! Our coffee is outstanding and our interior inviting, so come by and give us a try! We are open 6 days a week and have plenty of parking. We also offer fresh soup, tasty breakfast sandwiches and pastries daily! Visit us on Facebook or our blog at kokaneecoffee.com. We post our specials daily! We cater too! 509 N. 5th Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.597.7831

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

Captn’s Table

Sweet Lou’s in Hope

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

We now have homemade pies on Thursdays! Come experience the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls, pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on our homemade bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm. www.millerscountrystoresandpoint.com. 1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd. | Sandpoint, ID 208.263.9446

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

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

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

Summer hours: Tues-Sun 11am10pm. By boat or car, you’re going to love it here! Lake and sunset views, and free wifi. Indoor/outdoor seating. Family friendly. Come for the RIBS thick and juicy with a choice of sauces. Steaks, salmon, salads and signature desserts. Full bar. sweetlousidaho.com. 46624 Hwy 200 | Hope, ID Open in the Summer 208.264.5999

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The Old Tin Can We want to make you a fresh cheeseburger you won’t forget! By Jocelyn Stott.

BRAD AND SAVANNAH CLARK spent the winter restoring their pre-1948 travel trailer-turned mobile kitchen into what they dubbed The Old Tin Can. After their hard work, they’re excited to offer the freshest burgers around from their refurbished classic, located at 317 Oak Street, for their new Sandpoint neighbors. “We keep our menu simple because we guarantee fresh food,” says Savannah. Classic old-fashioned burgers and hand cut fries are their specialty at the Old Tin Can. Some variations of the burgers are on special, which start each Friday and run for a week. Examples include: pretzel bun, jalapeno burger, grilled-cheese cheeseburger or the mushroom, bacon, Swiss with garlic mayo burger. Specials typically run between $6-$8. Vegetarians can also try an organic quinoa burger. Those with a sweet tooth will be happy to note The Old Tin Can usually has a dessert special, so be sure to ask about it. Check the Old Tin Can Facebook page for details of the latest offering: Facebook.com/1948OldTinCan. Sometimes, you can even score a free lunch if you win some of their occasional contests. Patrons post rave reviews there as well, citing “Loved the secret sauce!” and “The burgers are delish…Hand cut fries? Yes please!” But the comment that seems to sum it up the best, “MMMMM!” And here’s a tip for the adventurous – ask about the ‘secret menu.’ Old Tin Can is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm.; Wednesday 11am7pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. The seating is outdoors. Prices range from $6-$8 for a burger, $3 for fries.

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“We’re not taking any shortcuts – we hand press our burger patties and cut our own potatoes. We never use frozen or pre-made. That’s what makes us unique,” said Savannah. Well, and not a lot of lunch spots can say they work out of a shiny silver travel trailer. The couple, along with their four dogs, relocated to Sandpoint about a year ago from Boulder City, Nevada. They found Sandpoint during their honeymoon – a 12-state HarleyDavidson voyage. After they returned home, they put their house on the market and came home to Northern Idaho. Brad previously operated a classic car restoration shop, and Savannah worked at a

When they’re not making their Sandpoint neighbors a fresh burger and fries, the Clarks enjoy classic cars, motorcycles, gardening, Crossfit, and antique restoration among their many projects. Savannah says they both enjoy fishing, “although we’re both terrible.” The couple says they owe the success of their business to the great people of Sandpoint. Savannah says, “We moved here knowing nobody. The people in this community have been very welcoming. High five for being such good-hearted folks Sandpoint!”

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WatermelonSaladwith Feta & Mint A Greek favorite, the combination of feta and watermelon make the perfect summer dessert or side dish.

Minty Herbs Worldwide. It is estimated that there are over 600 varieties of mint in the world today. Originally taken as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains, it is to this day the most called upon herb for soothing a great deal of ailments from indigestion to heartburn and the common cold to bad breath. That’s not all; mint can also provide a cooling sensation to the skin helping to treat minor burns and skin irritations due to its antiinflammatory properties and it can ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages as well as relieve headaches; cup of mint tea anyone?


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

• 1 medium seedless watermelon cut into 1” cubes • 1 red onion sliced • 1/2 cup Litehouse Feta Cheese Crumbles • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint leaves • Juice of 1 lime • 1/4 cup olive oil • Salt and pepper • Litehouse White Balsamic Dressing

PutItTogether: 1 Combine the watermelon, 2 onion and mint in a large bowl. Toss the ingredients with the lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Delightful Choices Right before serving, top the salad with feta cheese and toss gently to combine. Drizzle with white balsamic dressing. Serve immediately.

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

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Sandpoint’s Original Steakhouse! The Hydra Steakhouse is a Sandpoint tradition for mouthwatering steaks, seafood, burgers, pasta & more. Join us either in our restaurant or the lounge where we feature a full bar, appetizers and TVs. You’ll know why we are the favorite of locals and tourists! We are open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and each night for dinner. 115 Lake St. | Sandpoint, ID 208.263.7123 July 2014 | Sandpoint Living Local   63

Weekend Getaway Lake Roosevelt. By Colin Anderson.

IN NORTH IDAHO WE ARE BLESSED with many incredible lakes including Lake Coeur d’Alene, Hayden Lake, and Lake Pend Oreille. Each has its own beauty, but perhaps none carry as much varied scenery as another giant lake to the West. Lake Roosevelt is the result of the 1941 creation of the Grand Coulee dam along the Columbia River. This created a 130 mile long lake filled with incredible recreational opportunities. The lake is bordered by the Colville and Spokane Indian Reservations as well as the Colville National Forest. While surrounded by forest and trees near Kettle Falls, further south you’ll find incredible geological formations and miles of sandy beaches. A day is simply not enough time to explore this paradise so plan on going by boat or hopping campgrounds. CAMPING Lake Roosevelt has 27 designated campsites. Each site has a paved parking space large enough for most RVs, fire ring, and a picnic table. Most of the locations have flush toilets and running water, while others have wells and pit toilets. There are no hookups in the campgrounds so those with RVs wanting power will have to bring their own. Camping is $10 per night, and those looking to book sites for parties of 25 or more should do so using the website www. reserve.gov. One of my favorite campsites is Hawk Creek Campground. From Spokane, take Highway 2 to Davenport and turn north on Highway 25. After about 17 miles you’ll take a left on Larene Road, followed by a right onto Geissler Road. After a couple miles you’ll turn left onto Indian Creek Road. From here the campsite is marked about a mile ahead. The main attraction here is Hawk Creek Falls which seemingly come out of nowhere. The water level varies greatly here from a tiny trickle to a full stream depending on the time of year. This is also a popular fishing access when water levels are right, and when the water level drops many people fish from shore here as well. There are several hikes you can take from the

campground. You can follow a fisherman’s trail about 20 minutes and you’ll soon open up to a beautiful view of the lake. There are sandy beaches here where you can park and read a book or take a quick dip. Swimmers should use caution as the drop off is steep. Further to the North there are half a dozen sites around Kettle Falls where you can visit the Sherman Pass National Scenic Byway, Fort Colville, and St. Paul’s Mission - one of the oldest churches in the state of Washington. BY BOAT The best way to explore all this area has to offer is by water. If you’re a boat owner you have any number of places from which to launch, all depending on what you want to see and do. Lake Roosevelt is especially popular with fishermen, as it’s known to produce consistent numbers of walleye, rainbow trout, kokanee, and small mouth bass. Know that tribal fishing licenses might be required if you cross a reservation. Check with Washington Fish and Wildlife before planning where to drop your line.

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Lake Roosevelt is especially popular with fishermen, as it’s known to produce consistent numbers of walleye, rainbow trout, kokanee, and small mouth bass. If you have a long weekend, you can pull up your boat to many campsites along the lake or simply run up onto a beach and sleep under the stars. If you aren’t a boat owner, take on the ultimate staycation by renting a houseboat for up to seven days. The Marinas at Seven Bays and Kettle Falls are popular launching points. Most houseboats come with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, full kitchens, sun decks, and a few even have built in hot tubs. Go at your own pace and enjoy the comforts of home while spending a quiet night on the water. Our National Parks are some of our most treasured areas and are meant to be enjoyed by all generations. Lake Roosevelt is one of 390 parks with such a designation, and it’s truly wonderful to have such a place so close to home. For more information visit www.nps.gov/laro.

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