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MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SUMMER ENTERTAINING BY ANNIE NYE, INTERIOR DESIGNER, SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS, A DIVISION OF PONDERAY DESIGN CENTER
don’t know about you, but as soon as I see green grass and blooms on the trees, I can’t get the lawnmower out fast enough and start planning out this year’s garden. I love being outdoors. Whether it’s yardwork or hanging out at the lake, the sun on my freckles is just what I need to kick the winter blues to the curb. Summer is when people tend to come over and stay a bit longer, and the good weather is just an excuse to be outside on the deck or patio. That being said, we need to make sure we have a couple of easy meals in the fridge or freezer for those pop-in guests, that our barbecue tank is full and that the deck or patio is in good shape for entertaining. What items are essential to a successful and ready outdoor space?
Firepits are one of the things that create a gathering place; people know to find a seat and settle in for the evening, and it gives people something to look at when there’s a pause in the conversation. No one thinks it’s weird to gaze into the flickering flames of a fire, but if you had that same look on your face when you were just looking around at your friends, it may get a little awkward. The firepit can be on the patio in a raised unit or can be built in with pavers. Either way, it’s a must for summer entertainment. Seating is also a must. Providing enough seats on the patio or deck can be comprised of a loose interpretation of chairs. Pavers, patio furniture, boxes, benches, ottomans, boulders, wood blocks and even coolers all work as acceptable seating options for patios. As long as it’s something that keeps you up off the ground, keeps you close to the fire and provides a comfortable place to rest, it works.
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It's mallow-roasting season! Proximity to beverages and snacks is also important. This can be a table with items laid out like a buffet or a simple trough with iced beverages. It’s a good idea to have it right there on the patio or deck for two reasons: One, it keeps people out of the house (why clean when you don’t have to?), and two, easy access makes it easy for everyone to contribute. When people come over, they can throw their own beverage of choice into the ice and it’s ready for them whenever they need it. Pest control and lighting are also important items that shouldn’t be overlooked. The firepit will provide some ambient lighting, but there should be lights hanging or a path illuminated so people can find their way easily. Pest control can either be done naturally with the strategic placement of plants that repel insects or via use of candles that will repel or draw insects away from the gathering areas. However you make it work, the idea of moving the indoor entertainment to the outside will provide hours of good fun and countless memories.
Summer is when people tend to come over and stay a bit longer, and the good weather is just an excuse to be outside on the deck or patio.
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How will we spend our time? Aside from possibly doing some type of work during your retirement years, how else might you spend your time? Would you like to travel extensively? Or would you rather stick close to home and pursue your hobbies or volunteer? These don’t have to be either-or decisions—hopefully you’ll be able to explore many pursuits during your retirement. Keep in mind, though, that there will be different costs for these various activities, so you and your spouse may need to prioritize your choices to ensure they fit in to your overall financial strategies. As you can see, you and your spouse will have some key decisions about the financial aspects of your retirement. However, with some careful planning, you can make the moves that can help you work toward your common retirement vision.
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students know that you care about them and their learning, they are more likely to put forth their best effort,” said Sherry. She also delights in the opportunity to get to know new students every year and loves greeting returning students after the summer break. “I appreciate the feeling of community at our school.”
agle Elementary teacher Sherry Mitchell began her career in Maine in 1990 where she taught sixth grade. “I then moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, and taught sixth grade for a year,” said Sherry, who followed with a move to Sandpoint. After arriving here, Sherry taught at Farmin-Stidwell Elementary for three years before making the decision to stay home with her two daughters who are now in college. “When I returned to teaching, I taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades for a total of 17 years, including this year,” she said. This year, Sherry taught Title I for the first time, working with students who needed reading interventions. “Sherry worked with students in small groups or one on one giving them the skills they need,” said Sagle Elementary Principal Kathy Berget. “Sherry is a huge advocate for all students and often goes above and beyond to make certain their needs are met.” Sherry shares that what she finds most rewarding about her role as a teacher is building relationships with students. “I find that if
While every day is a new experience as a teacher and there are many moments that stand out in her mind, Sherry said that the experience of seeing a first grader read for the first time recently was quite thrilling. “To see a child go through the process of learning letter names and sounds to reading fluently is quite amazing,” said Sherry of working with the younger students. “With the upper grades, it is the experience of teaching a lesson where all of the students are engaged and participating and supporting each other.” As a teacher and role model, there are many lessons that Sherry wants to instill in her students beyond the academics. When asked what one lesson she would like to impart on her students, she responded, “Be kind to yourself, be kind to others and be kind to the earth.” And according to Kathy, Sherry not only teaches this but demonstrates it in her own actions. “Sherry often jumps in to help wherever needed. She assists in the office, on after-school duty and anywhere else there's a need.” Thank you, Sherry, for making a difference in the lives of children in our community.
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anine Influenza Virus (CIV), what's the buzz? This virus, also called Influenza A, has been spreading through the Southern and Eastern United States for several years but continues to generate interest as it moves through various states in the West. There are two strains of CIV which are currently swirling through the canine population: H3N8, the one which spread through Florida in 2004; and H3N2, a presumably newer strain which appeared in many western states, including Central Idaho, this year.
The most effective way to diagnose CIV is to send a nasal swab to a diagnostic laboratory for antigen testing early in the course of disease. Checking blood for antibodies becomes more helpful as the disease progresses.
The mild form of CIV often appears as a soft, moist cough that can persist for 10 to 30 days. Dogs may appear lethargic or have a low-grade fever (102 to103 degrees). Sometimes dogs with the mild form have symptoms that resemble “kennel cough”—thick nasal discharge and a dry cough. These are “upper respiratory” signs and usually do not involve the lungs. The more severe form of CIV can cause signs of pneumonia seen via increased respiratory rates and effort. This form usually causes a high fever (104 to 106).
CIV spreads easily between canines but requires direct contact with an infected dog's saliva or nasal secretion. One difficulty for prevention is that an infected dog is usually contagious before showing any signs. This makes it very difficult to prevent the spread of the virus. Diagnosis:
Treatment: Treatment depends on the severity and duration of the disease. Supportive care may only necessitate cough suppressants and antibiotics to prevent secondary infections, or it may require more intensive treatments including IV fluids, IV nutrition and hospitalization. Antiviral medication (Tamiflu) can be helpful, especially if used early in the course of the disease.
If you have A pet that visits dogintensive areas such as dog parks, groomers or field trIALs and shows, the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association recommends a vaccination series against CIV.
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If you have a pet that visits dog-intensive areas such as dog parks, groomers or field trials and shows, the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association recommends a vaccination series against CIV. This requires two vaccines, normally two to four weeks apart.
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With all this discussion of CIV, pet parents should note that a few cases in Idaho does not equal an epidemic. Educate; don't panic. For more information or recommendations for your pet's situation, please call your veterinarian.
Questions? Contact Dr. Dawn Mehra (North Idaho Animal Hospital, 320 South Ella Street in Sandpoint, Idaho) via email at ask@idahovet. com. IdahoVet.com
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hey are called man’s best friend, but for many a dog is much more. Canine Companions for Independence is a national nonprofit organization that places highly skilled assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with physical and developmental disabilities—at no cost. They are not emotional support dogs but are skilled service dogs. Sandpoint resident Lilly Mitsui has been involved with Canine Companions for Independence for many years as a volunteer puppy raiser. “As a puppy raiser, we agree to provide a loving and safe home, teach basic obedience skills and socialize the puppy for approximately 16 months at our expense,” said Lilly. “We are given all the tools needed to guide us through the process. After that, they are returned to Santa Rosa, California, which is the national headquarters as well as the Northwest regional headquarters, for approximately four to nine months of advanced training.”
When Lilly moved to Bonner County, she was the only puppy raiser in the area. She has worked hard to educate the community, and now there is a local chapter of puppy raisers and volunteers, along with a local trainer. To help raise money for Canine Companions for Independence, Lilly and a group of volunteers will host DogFest Walk ‘n Roll on July 28 from 10am to 1pm at the Forrest Bird Charter School. This national signature event has been held in cities all across the country, and Lilly is excited about bringing it to Sandpoint. “This will be a fully accessible, family and dog-friendly, fun-filled day for everyone! Lots of crazy dog games, contests, events, vendors, booths, music, food and Walk 'n Roll [wheelchairs],” said Lilly. “All of this to raise awareness that these highly skilled dogs are available at no cost and to help raise funds to enable Canine Companions to continue to place their dogs, at no cost, to those who need them.”
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll set for July 28 BY PATTY HUTCHENS PHOTO COURTESY OF LILLY MITSUI
“This will be a fully accessible, family and dog-friendly, funfilled day for everyone! There have been many local businesses lending their support to the event, and sponsorships are still available at many levels. Organizers encourage people to form a team of friends, family or business associates, or join a team online and help raise funds. There are reward gifts for different levels of fundraising. If you would like to contribute toward the Canine Companions for Independence DogFest, please contact Lilly at 208.304.4490. You can register online at CCI.org/ DogFestNorthIdaho, and additional registration will take place at 9:30 the day of the event.
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K Sandpoint, are you ready for this? I have found a law group that promotes poking fun at themselves and the entire law sector! They have good (clean) lawyer jokes in their monthly newsletter! Additionally, employees of ELTC Law Group state that attorney/owner Denise Stewart does not let clients go home without a hug after each meeting. Could it be true that we have found a lawyer who is caring and empathetic while truly caring for people? (That’s my version of a lawyer joke by the way.) Well let’s find out. Estate & Long-Term Care Group was launched more than a decade ago in Newport, Washington, and has recently launched offices in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. The practice is becoming well-known for their ongoing, complimentary education to the community via “bring your lunch classes” at the various locations. Class time consists primarily of Denise lecturing while diagraming estate planning on a whiteboard … that whiteboard eventually looks like a John Nash, Nobel Prize winning math equation! This native of Spokane’s South Hill graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and finished her law degree from The University of Seattle. She currently resides in the Newport area where she raises and home educates three boys. Her boot-camp style seminars cover topics like long-term care, estate and asset protection and understanding revocable and irrevocable trusts. Denise states, “Asset protection has become necessary now more than ever because we are living longer. This makes long-term care an eventual necessity whether care is at home or in
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here’s no better time of year than summertime in Sandpoint, and the highlight for most is getting out on Lake Pend Oreille. For those wanting to spend more time on the water this season, look no further than Hagadone Marine Center, located on Blackwell Island in Coeur d’Alene. Offering the largest boat inventory in the Inland Northwest, it is the largest on-water dealership in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and the Pacific Northwest region. From the finest in new and used yachts, pontoon boats, sport boats and wakeboarding boats, their selection is unmatched. Paired with their professional staff, a trip to Hagadone Marine Center will leave a lasting impression of impeccable quality and service. “We really want to create a boating lifestyle that brings families together,” says Craig Brosenne, president of Hagadone Marine Group. With a focus on maximizing their clients’ fun on the water while minimizing the stress, Hagadone Marine Group handles it all, from rentals to sales, the smallest service detail to a major rebuild, polished new wakeboard crafts to classic wood boats. Housed at the marina is Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats, where woodshop manager Jim Brown works with his team designing, building, repairing and restoring wooden boats. “We make wood craft, wooden sailboats, wooden boat
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With 27 years of experience, Brown does it all as a master boat builder, in-house boat designer and master finisher, as well as electrical and mechanical rigging. Wood boat services include restoration of old, classic and antique wood boats, such as Chris Craft wood boats, and fiberglass, mechanical, canvas and upholstery repairs. At Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats, also referred to as Coeur Customs, they combine traditional boatbuilding skills with new technologies and design.
In addition, Brown says, “Our willingness and ability to grow our skillsets and mindsets to adapt to every challenge set before us” is what has made Coeur Customs—and the work they do—a success, adding that the most rewarding part of the job is seeing the satisfaction expressed by their clients upon reaching their goals.
When building a custom wood boat from lumber (cedar, mahogany, teak or sapele wood), Brown works closely with the client throughout the entire process, ensuring he brings his customer’s vision to life. Each boat is unique with its own personality and feeling. From the curves to comfort, design to fabrication, it is a complex task. A new wood boat build takes a minimum of nine to 10 months up to as long as 22 months, according to Brown. “[What makes us unique is] our attention to detail and utilizing our vast experience base to aid our understanding of the requirements of each project and in making our clients’ satisfaction our top priority,” says
Brown grew up in the area and has been a part of the Coeur d’Alene community for 28 years. As he says, “I came to the community because of the lifestyle and interest supporting the wooden-boat environment.” Throughout the year, Coeur Customs is involved in various activities, introducing others to wooden boats and their craft. “We support many local wood boat shows and events and interact with students in the area with exposure to our industry and on personal projects.” If you’re in the market for small wood boat repairs, total restoration or are ready to create your dream custom-made wooden boat, look no further than Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats in Coeur d’Alene.
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approximately seven months later, Hunter’s progress has been quite miraculous.
Riding with a friend in Naples at a designated riding area at the time and outfitted in full, top-ofthe-line riding gear, Hunter was preparing for an upcoming race in Kalispell. While no one witnessed the accident, they do know that Hunter went off of a jump and did not land well.
iracles. While many equate them with acts of Jesus that we have read about in the Bible, there are those who are fortunate to witness them firsthand. Just ask Bob and April Jacobson. Their lives were turned upside down in an instant when their son, Hunter, was critically injured in a motorbike accident on December 2 of last year.
He was transported to Kootenai Medical Center where he was diagnosed with critical head trauma, a ruptured spleen, 11 broken ribs, a broken collarbone, broken scapula and a collapsed lung. After the medical team at Kootenai Medical Center removed his spleen, Hunter was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. With pressure increasing in Hunter’s brain, the doctors at Sacred Heart removed the left side of Hunter’s skull as well as a small portion of his brain to relieve the pressure.
Now, approximately seven months later, Hunter’s progress has been quite miraculous. Hunter stayed in Spokane progressing out of a coma into a “conscious coma” until February 19 when he was transported to Madonna Rehabilitation in Nebraska where he remains today. Madonna is one of the nation’s foremost providers for medical and physical rehabilitation for adults and children and specializes in complex medical, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, pulmonary conditions, severe stroke other neurological conditions and pediatric rehabilitation. “It’s difficult to find a facility that treats TBI [Traumatic Brain Injury] for kids under 16 years of age,” said Hunter’s dad, Bob. He and Hunter’s mom, April, sought advice from medical providers and researched facilities that fit Hunter’s condition. Bob accompanied Hunter on the flight to Nebraska on a plane equipped with an ICU nurse and a respiratory therapist. “The flight was a direct flight and went well,” said Bob. “We used American Medical Response, and they did a great job getting it all lined out for us.”
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In the four months since being transferred to Madonna, Hunter has made remarkable progress. He communicates by nodding his head for yes and no and does math problems on a computer by looking to the correct answer on the screen. “It’s difficult to explain, but Hunter’s eye contact is lined to the computer screen. He has physical, speech, occupational, aquatics and recreational therapy every day and even some on weekends,” explains Bob. “They started aquatics about a month ago and that has helped significantly to get his tone and movement back in his lower body.” Hunter recently began using a walking machine in therapy to help him build that memory again as well. April quit her job and moved to Nebraska where she rents an apartment that is handicapped equipped. While Hunter remains in in-patient care, Bob said they are unsure of how long insurance will continue to pay for that. “He might have to start a day program or outpatient therapy in the near future. It all depends on my insurance. We do plan on keeping him there for outpatient because we feel Madonna is doing a great job with him and he is improving on a consistent basis,” said Bob who travels down once a month to visit his youngest of three sons. While Hunter is receiving extraordinary care, his friends and family miss him and long to see him in person. Bob recently traveled to Nebraska and took a couple of Hunter’s friends along with him, something he wanted to do for not only Hunter’s friends but for Hunter as well. Bob and April’s other two sons, Tanner and Walker, have been able to travel to see their
Earlier this year, the community came together to host a benefit for the Jacobson family in what Bob calls one of the most unreal events he has ever attended. “I don’t think I will ever comprehend that night. I left the building a couple of times to take a walk and try to soak it all in but still couldn’t comprehend it. I figured about 300 to 400 people would show, and I believe it was about 1,200 to 1,400,” he said, thanking Carmen Daugherty, Steve Russo, Monica Gunter, Anna Blackford, Carolyn Jordan, Karel Miller, Bobbi Burnett and Seth Lukesic of Mountain Moto and so many others who did an amazing job organizing the event. Bob goes onto say the family wants to thank all who helped, donated, attended the benefit or just sent a note. “It’s helped ease a lot stress, especially with April quitting her job to be with Hunter full time. I really don’t have the words to describe what the community has done for Hunter. Everything that has happened has just been unreal. Thank you everybody.” The medical team has not given the Jacobson family a prognosis, in large part because with a brain injury there are so many possible outcomes. “They are keeping an eye on his skull flap. It might not be growing back as it should but they will do a CAT scan in about two months to see how it looks then. If it is not growing as it should, they will have to do a surgery and replace it with an artificial one,” said Bob, who said they plan on keeping Hunter at Madonna as long as he continues to make progress. One cannot experience such a life-altering event without some reflection. For Bob, he said he has learned to enjoy each day that he has. “In one split moment your life can change drastically. It’s made me realize that a lot of little things I was always concerned with really don’t matter. Focus on the bigger picture of life and enjoy each day.” If you would like to donate to the Jacobson family, you can do so at any Wells Fargo Bank under Hunter Jacobson Benefit or go their GoFundMe and search for Hunter’s Medical Fund.
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UREKA! It’s the audible exclamation for discovery. It represents the sudden, unexpected realization of the solution to a problem. The Eureka Institute in Sandpoint, Idaho, is aptly named. Committed to sponsoring life-long learning and community service opportunities, this organization is focused on helping residents of the Sandpoint area. The Eureka Institute is a nonprofit organization that began in 2011. Its purpose is to sponsor experiential and educational programming for all ages. In an effort to reach young people, including at-risk youth, the Eureka Institute has developed its Construction Basics Initiative. Through this program, the Eureka Institute helps
young people explore new skills, expand their knowledge by learning valuable trades and enjoy the benefits of accomplishing something good in and for their community. Steve Holt has been the director for the Construction Basics Initiative. He is a semiretired builder, and he has acknowledged for years that more vocational training opportunities are needed to help young people prepare for future careers. “College isn’t for everybody,” Steve explains. “We wanted to help kids start a good career in the building trades and industry. There is a real demand for highly trained construction personnel.
Steve has always loved teaching. With the closure of high school shop classes, he realized that something had to be done to encourage interested kids and give them opportunities to learn the trades of the building industry. In addition to teaching trade skills, the Construction Basics Initiative was designed to give at-risk youth hope in a successful future. “We help the kids learn that they can work hard and then stand back and see what they’ve accomplished. Many start the program with fear and a real lack of confidence. Then, as we teach them some simple skills and knowledge, the kids just shine. We’ve changed a lot of lives in the last few years. It’s been incredibly rewarding,” says Steve.
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Initially, The Eureka Institute hosted Camp Eureka for kids. This summer camp ran for 16 years and was a fun, outdoor camp for youth. Founders of the Eureka Institute felt it was good but wanted to do something even more significant. They wanted to offer more unique educational opportunities to young people and at-risk youth. Specifically, they wanted to provide vocational training usually not available to youth, teach the success and satisfaction that comes after hard work, and create unique opportunities for youth to give back to their community. With these goals in mind, Steve gathered a dedicated board of directors and turned a corporation into a nonprofit organization. The Construction
Basics Initiative was born and quickly gained traction. It became evident that it was serving a need for both interested young people and the community. “It has been so exciting to see it coming to fruition in the last couple of years!” adds Steve. Organizers of the Construction Basics Initiative work with 100 youth per year on average. Through grants, donations and fundraisers, they provide supplies needed for building projects. Mentored by experienced tradesmen, the young people in the program gain skills through handson learning as they complete projects benefiting the community. The number of projects varies
from year to year. Last summer, the Construction Basics Initiative youth and their mentors built an entire home. This year, they are building four bus shelters. They are currently writing grants to fund another 10 shelters over the next 10 years. These, and other much-needed projects in the Sandpoint area, have been completed through the Construction Basics Initiative. These learning opportunities have given young people the chance to feel the satisfaction of hard work and achieving success while they also gain a sense of giving back to the community. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” Steve explains. Steve and other organizers of the Construction
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The Eureka Center opens its gates at 3pm on July 13 to begin festivities. Families and all community members are welcome to come and set up their camps. Live music begins around 6pm and will play through the evening. Local, regional and national talent will be showcased, with a variety of styles including reggae, rock, bluegrass, hip-hop, blues and jazz. Saturday will be filled with activities for all ages. Early morning yoga, disc golf, movement and music classes, songwriting workshops, crafts, educational opportunities, great food and beverages, and kids’ activities will be available throughout the day. More live music will fill the evening and, finally, Sunday will culminate with the Tim Parnow Memorial Mountain Bike Ride. The Sandpoint SummerFest is an opportunity for the community to celebrate and connect; to share its diversity and creativity. All proceeds from the Sandpoint SummerFest will fund the Eureka Institute’s Construction Basics Initiative. Visit their website at Eureka-Institute.org to purchase tickets and learn more about Sandpoint SummerFest. See how you can get involved in the good the Eureka Institute is doing through their Construction Basics Initiative. EUREKA! Be part of the solution. Explore. Expand. Enjoy.
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For the past decade, the youth in our community have been fortunate to have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football and sportsmanship in a safe environment thanks to many volunteers and community members who give of their time to the Sandpoint YMCA Grid Kids Football.
our kids and let them learn more about the game,” said Brett Taylor, who serves as a member of the Sandpoint YMCA Grid Kids Football Committee. “In the spring of 2016, our group made the decision to formally become a YMCA committee instead of an independent board.”
The group began locally in 2007 with one sixth grade team that played in the Coeur d’Alene League. The following year there was a seventh-grade team and two fifth- and sixth-grade combination teams. Today, the league is open to third through eighth graders.
Also serving on the all-volunteer committee are Caleb Bowman, Chad Loutzenhiser, Clint Brewington, Jay Van Den Berg and Chris Newhart.
In 2008, the group moved to the YMCA league. “The move was made because we believed the rules and philosophy of this league would be safer for
The regular season has six games, and this year the YMCA will schedule four regular season games in Sandpoint and two away in Spokane. “Fifth- through eighth-grade levels have two guaranteed playoff games for a total of eight games.
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SANDPOINT For 2018, there will be a total of four home and four road games for those levels,” said Taylor. The cost of registration for third and fourth grades is $200. For fifth through eighth grades it is $240. There are scholarships and financial assistance available and according to the committee, this is often underused for Sandpoint teams. An important aspect of the financial assistance is that it is administered through the YMCA in Spokane, so coaches and committee members are not aware of who is on scholarship and who is not. “This can be a sensitive subject for many parents, and we feel this confidentiality is very important,” said Taylor. All coaches are volunteers, and the local committee does not collect dues, approve financial assistance or have any money to spend. They are simply a committee of the Spokane YMCA and their role is to help facilitate the season and perform duties such as the selection of coaches, securing of practice and game fields, coordinating advertising and promotion, ensuring compliance of coaches with YMCA rules for play and sportsmanship, and more. Taylor explains that what is unique about the YMCA are the different rules for play at each given grade level. “As a player graduates through each grade level, rules for play become less restrictive and ultimately, by the time they are in eighth grade, they are playing by high school rules,” he said. For instance, in fifth grade, due to the possible variance in size of each child, there are weight restrictions on ball carriers. There are also restrictions on rushing the passer at lower grade levels to encourage the flow of the game. The YMCA also has rules for participation to ensure every athlete gets on the field for a certain number of quarters.
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ne of the guilty pleasures of attending the state, county or regional fair is gorging one’s self on all the deliciously sinful fair food. Deep fried everything, sugar-blasted batter and just about anything on a stick, all treats we allow ourselves during the annual evening out. These foods are highly processed and usually concocted in a stand, trailer or truck, and although delicious, one wouldn’t want to subsist on these foods on a regular basis. The stigma that food prepared outside of a traditional restaurant setting is unhealthy, unsafe and only consumed on certain occasions is something today’s food-truck operators continue to battle. “One of the most common misconceptions of food trucks is that we are dirty and have limited sources,” explained Travis Whiteside, owner of Rawdeadfish food truck in Coeur d’Alene. “We have to pass the same strict laws and regulations as any other restaurant. The health department comes and checks everything the same as any other business.” Travis is part of a growing movement of former restaurant workers, chefs and owners who are ditching the traditional brick-and-mortar model in favor of the mobility of a food truck. Rawdeadfish is one of several trucks you’ll find at the Best on Best Food Court located just east of Fourth Street. While he’s been open for more than three years and always able to move, Travis says he’s found a solid home and following of customers
who’ve embraced the idea that great food doesn’t always have to come from a traditional restaurant kitchen. “We had a lot of skeptical people at first, and it seemed like most of the new customers would order one item just to see. They would return minutes later and order much more. It seemed like we passed the test,” he said. A sushi chef and restaurateur for more than 25 years, Travis has seen the difficulties in opening restaurants and maintaining quality in both food and service to the customers. Operating Rawdeadfish allows him much more control over every aspect of the business. “In a larger kitchen, there are more people or cooks involved in the product. This can lead to inconsistency and more waste. The less hands involved means the less chance for error,” he said. It’s a similar story a few blocks up Government Way where Daryl Kunzi is owner, pitmaster, cashier and dishwasher at Drummin up BBQ (which can be found adjacent to Lloyd’s Automotive), which also handles catering
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The greater Sandpoint area is also seeing a growing number of food trucks serving local business professionals and visitors alike. Tacos Tacos sees consistent traffic for both breakfast and lunch with some of the best and most affordable Mexican cuisine in the area. Traditional Hawaiian dishes like Loco Moco, Poke’ and Kalua Pork are served up from the Ponderay Aloha Grill. The Oak Street Food Court offers a wide selection of choices from café-style bites to Thai and barbecue selections, all with adjacent outdoor casual communal seating. One of the first areas to truly embrace food truck culture was Portland, Oregon. The city's Alder Street Food Court goes back more than two decades and is a block in the heart of downtown filled with food carts offering an unbelievable variety of choices. As the culture has exploded, there are new ‘pods’ of food trucks settling all over town, anywhere from a couple trucks to several dozen with their own designations such as Cartlandia, Rose City Food Park, Good Food Here and Q19. In fact, there are now more than 500 food trucks operating within city limits. The trend is also present in Seattle where space is at a premium and the demand for high-quality food is at an all-time high. As more and more residents,
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While on the surface opening a food truck might sound easier, it can be just as much work for the owners, and the perils of off-seasons and accidents come with the territory as well. An electrical fire wiped out Rawdeadfish for a three-month period, something the truck is still recovering from months later.
“People ask, ‘What do you do in the wintertime?’ Well we've got to get the snow gear out and clear snow!” laughed Daryl.
“It was hard to get back into people’s thoughts after being shut down for so long. Some people still ask us when we reopened from the fire,” said Travis.
During the summer, it’s not uncommon for operators to work 80 to 100-hour weeks capitalizing on the influx of visitors, nice weather, graduations, family reunions, weddings and more. The dedication to providing high-quality meals to consumers on the go is what helps the best of the best stick around.
Winter is also a meager time as most customers aren’t going to sit outside on a bench in freezing weather, and getting to the truck can be an adventure on snowy and icy roads as well.
So why wait for the fair to roll around to visit a food truck? Stop by for a bite and taste firsthand the incredible dishes coming from a place you might have never considered.
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t first, you knew us as the Newsline. Over the past decade, you have been with us on our journey as our publication has grown and rebranded into what is now Sandpoint Living Local, the original of our now five Living Local magazines throughout the Pacific Northwest. Although we knew it would take time to grow and establish relationships within the community, the unexpected surprise was how quickly we were embraced by the businesses and residents of Sandpoint. The relationships we have built and the people we have come to call our friends have been nothing short of amazing. We attribute our success to you, the community of Sandpoint. We enjoy bringing to you, our readers and advertisers, the good news that is happening in our community. From the impact that local nonprofit groups are making in Sandpoint to stories on our youth and hardworking business owners, it is refreshing to bring you positive stories in a world that can sometimes feel overwhelmingly negative. Our content is original and organic that connects the community, and we consider it a privilege to produce this publication and work with the people, organizations and businesses to do so. Jessica Kimble, Idaho sales and marketing manager, has been with Sandpoint Living Local for seven years and is grateful to all who have supported her and our publication. â€œWe thank the businesses for their support. Without them, there is no us,â€? she says.
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Working with businesses, helping them brand and grow their client base, is something that does not happen overnight. We have been able to build wonderful relationships with our clients, and they put great trust in us each and every month; something we do not take for granted. Living Local owner Steve Russo believes it is vital to be at the forefront of all the latest trends in the media business. To that end, over the last several years, we have grown the various platforms for sharing our stories and our clients’ messages. We are much more than a magazine. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and on our website, which is built on a blogging platform in conjunction with Google’s best practices as well. “People are receiving their information in a variety of ways. We are a society that is on the run, tied to our phones and social media, so it is critical to utilize many platforms for spreading our message,” says Steve. “Every article you read in the printed version of the magazine can be found on Google and or social media.”
That same philosophy applies when it comes to the businesses with whom we work. Earlier this year, Living Local launched a new company, Rocket Fish Digital, which helps our clients more effectively market their businesses online. We provide our clients with the tools to improve their digital footprint, track their analytics and even monitor reviews others post about them. “We have already witnessed great success with the clients who have signed up for our beta program launched in January 2018,” says Steve. “We launched this service after years of research, and we can now provide our clients with every tool necessary to be relevant online improving their Google rankings and overall digital footprint at a fraction of the cost of most competitors.” As we continue to grow, assisting clients with marketing and branding their businesses while sharing the good news of our community, we look forward to continuing to work with you and extend a heartfelt “thank you” for all the support over the last several years.
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Healthy Perspectives and Outlook on Life and Fitness
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find that in life, fitness and nutrition, most people don’t know where they are going, why they are going there or if they even really care. This creates an attitude of anxiety, frustration and futility.
Most people seem to find themselves getting up, going to work, working too hard and not knowing why. They end up frustrated and burned out because they’re on a treadmill with a short carrot on a stick in front of them, but they aren’t even sure if they even like carrots at all. Many more seem to be unhappy at work but don’t want to explore their unhappiness, what would make them happy or what they should be doing instead. (Quick side note: Even though a lot of people don’t love their jobs, they do seek a purpose and something to work at. So just up and quitting to
lie on the couch isn’t going to solve the problem.) Still more seem to lack purpose or desire in fitness and nutrition. They seem to know they should go to the gym and eat well, but they don’t necessarily know why. They might have some vague idea that they want to be fitter and healthier, but they don’t know what that means for them. All of these scenarios lead to a brutal sense of futility. After all, all of the above require effort, create stress and discomfort, yet there is no sense of purpose to it all. How can you get to where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re going? Add in some fast-paced, run-run-run, hustle-harder attitude mixed with an
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There are a few complications to this. One is that you probably won’t have all the answers. That’s just fine. This will be a work in progress, evolving and moving over time. Things will come down, move around and new things will go up. Another is that you won’t be able to just Amazon Prime everything in your new life. It may take the rest of your life. But if you are diligent and continue to head in that direction, and you slowly start to realize all the things that you’ve posted, your success will breed more success, and you will start to understand that, in fact, this is the most incredible time to be alive, and that if you really want it, you can seek it out and realize it. Try it. I promise that it will give you purpose and planning in your life. You will understand why you get up and go to work in the morning (or don’t). When things get tough, you’ll know that it will all be worth it (or maybe it’s not). The worst thing we can do as humans is lose our sense of purpose. Seek to create and understand yours.
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FACIAL OILS The original skincare BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN, REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA, PLLC, SANDPOINT
hen it comes to choosing skincare products, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. There are thousands of products ranging from cleansers to eye serums, and knowing which products will work for you, your skin type and the issues you are trying to correct (acne, fine lines, large pores, etc.) can seem like a daunting task. Letâ€™s get back to basics and discuss some of the first products that were used to cleanse and correct our skin woes. What are facial oils? Facial oils (often called beauty oils or serums) are a blend of beneficial plant oils that work to moisturize and deeply nourish the skin. Derived from plants rather than animal or petroleum products, their starring role in the beauty routine comes after cleanser and before creams/lotions. They work best to rejuvenate your complexion by supplying nutrients to the skin in a form that penetrates deeply into the layers of your skin, giving you the most benefit. Unlike conventional moisturizers that combine water and wax, facial oil blends are typically 100-percent active ingredients and contain no fillers. Natural plant oils have been used as moisturizers and skin conditioners for thousands of years. The complex biology of plant compounds delivers vitamins, antioxidants and omega fatty acids, resulting in endless skin benefits. Scientists have tried extensively to replicate the beneficial plant
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear about our monthly specials. compounds in labs but have not been able to reproduce them in their entirety. So, while many skincare products deliver amazing results, if you desire an all-natural skincare approach, consider the use of oils. Won’t facial oils cause breakouts and excessive oil? When you first hear about adding oil to your beauty routine, it is natural to be concerned about breakouts and excessive oiliness. The truth is that adding oils to your beauty routine helps to normalize your oil production. When we use products that strip our natural oils from our skin, our body produces more oil to prevent over drying. But when you use the right type and amount of oil, excess oil production can calm down. And, most natural plant oils are non-comedogenic, meaning they will not clog your pores. Which facial oils are best for my skin type?
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Osteoporosis? BONE DENSITY TESTS ARE THE MOST ACCURATE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
Several risk factors can increase a person’s chances of developing osteoporosis including: • Family history of osteoporosis • Postmenopausal women with lower levels of estrogen • Inadequate levels of calcium and vitamin D • A sedentary lifestyle • Smoking and alcohol abuse • Being small boned and/or underweight • Medical conditions such as liver or kidney disease, diabetes or thyroid problems. A bone mineral density scan, also called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the most accurate test to diagnose osteoporosis prior to a bone fracture. It will determine if you have normal or low bone density or osteoporosis. A DEXA scan can also show if your bone density is worsening and how prescription medications are working to slow bone loss.
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Bonner General Health offers bone mineral density screening (DEXA). This screening is painless and considered safe as it uses a low dose of radiation. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) suggests that all women over the age of 65 should have a DEXA scan, and all postmenopausal women under the age of 65 with a history of bone fractures as an adult or who have an immediate family member with osteoporosis should have a bone scan. Men also develop osteoporosis, typically at a later age than women do. The NOF recommends that men get a bone scan at age 70. Once bone density has been lost it cannot be replaced. There are steps to take to stop bone loss and maintain current bone density. Getting enough calcium is important. Your health-care provider may recommend calcium and Vitamin D supplements. There are medications that slow bone loss, help control pain and manage other conditions that can make osteoporosis worse. Maintaining a healthy weight and proper exercise help bone growth as well as strengthen muscles to protect bones. Physical therapy can help patients with body mechanics and help reduce the risk of falls. The therapists at Performance Therapy Services at Bonner General Health perform thorough evaluations and develop individualized treatment plans to help patients improve balance, reduce fall-inducing hazards and learn how to properly use assistive devices if needed.
steoporosis is the loss of bone density that can occur as people age. It often develops with no pain or obvious symptoms. Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide. One in three women and one in five men over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis. Most people are not aware they have osteoporosis until they experience a bone fracture or break. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that by the year 2020, one in two Americans over age 50 will be at risk for osteoporosis related bone fractures.
For more information or to schedule a bone-density scan, call Bonner General Health at 208.265.3349. For more information on how physical therapy can improve daily activities for someone with osteoporosis and help reduce the risk of falls, call 208.265.3325. Information in this article was obtained from the National Osteoporosis Foundation and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, go to CDC.gov and NOF.org.
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Exercise … AN ENEMY BY RYAN EGAN, LICENSED JOINT AND MOVEMENT SPECIALIST AND OWNER MVMNT:GYM, SANDPOINT
f you’re like most people, your view of exercise is unanimously positive. It’s something we could all use more of, improve at and give more attention to in order to get the most out of our lives. However, what if your exercise was doing more harm than good?
Isn’t it odd that the very thing we believe will make us a better and healthier human is increasingly injuring us? Where it gets weird is when we end up at the physical therapist doing exercises to heal our injury from exercising. Just let that sink in.
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in Americans, affecting one in four adults and one in 250 children. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative change to joint structures as a result of underuse, overuse, misuse and injury.
Justifying injury, pain and joint damage as the price of working out and being in shape is akin to crashing your car every time you drive and accepting it as simply the price of driving.
The CDC reports hip replacements in 2000-2010 have more than doubled. For 45-year-olds, it has increased 50 percent!
Simply put, current exercise trends and functional fitness programs prioritize fitness over joint health, and without specific and intelligent training processes we will continue to see injury rates and joint degeneration rise.
As few as half of runners to as many as eight out of 10 will sustain an injury trying to get a jump on their bod for summer in Sandpoint.
There are two requirements to resist injury and prevent degenerative changes to joints. First, your joints must be able to freely move into the positions in which the tasks you engage in require. Second, you must have maximum control and coordination of those joints in those various ranges of motion. Without both requisites, injury is not a matter of if but when.
Furthermore, studies show a minimum of one out of four to as many as three out of four participants sustained significant injuries participating in common high-intensity “functional” fitness programs; 10 percent of those injuries required immediate surgical intervention.
As the old saying goes: Use it or lose it. To maintain joint health, each joint should be moved strategically and independently through its greatest range of motion every single day to maintain its capacities. This simple daily practice can prevent further losses of mobility. However, to truly regain lost joint mobility, you must prioritize training your joints over everything else, unless of course your joints aren’t important.
Finally, collected data from the CDC reveals from 2011-2014, half of people engaged in exercise of any kind sustained an injury. Half! So the question is, if exercise is so good, then why is it racing people toward joint replacements and making Ibuprofen a major food group? Now, while pain is common, it is not normal. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way we have been sold the idea that pain is the price you pay for health.
Remember, there is no such thing as a fit and healthy body with dysfunctional unhealthy joints.
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ut health is essential to living well and performing optimally. The microbiome we host plays an important role in our wellbeing. There are more than 100 trillion microorganisms in our digestive tract, totaling on average 4 to 6 pounds.
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ick Anderson is an avid re-user and recycler. When my brother and I were very young, I remember my dad taking us on walks to nearby construction sites where we would pick up soda and beer cans leftover from the workers. After a couple months we had several large trash bags full, which we loaded up and took to the recycling center. To my young amazement, we were given money for these old cans and our first lesson about the rewards of work were born as my dad split the earnings between the two of us to open our first savings accounts. As we grew, we would look forward to Saturday garage sales with Dad where we would find all kinds of fun stuff for pennies on the dollar. I learned to ski in several $2 to $3 pairs of boots, caught baseballs behind the plate with a $.25 catcher’s mitt and still carry around a cooler we’ve had in the family for more than 25 years. My dad, Rick, continues his conquest of finding great deals while keeping items of value out of the landfill and is most interested today in one main item—bikes. Rick’s Bike Sale most likely got started when it was clear my brother and I wouldn’t be sticking around Minnesota for college. I ran off to Montana, and my brother to Arizona, an unfortunate byproduct for my parents exposing us to travel at a very young age. “When you boys went away to school it was too quiet around here, and we weren’t really done being parents,” my dad tells me. “We found a local mentorship program, got screened and started mentoring a young boy named John.” John is one of six siblings who were adopted by a single mother so they would remain together as a family. Mentoring involves spending a few hours a week with John; mostly hanging out, playing games, watching movies, and providing a positive environment for him. As the bond grew and my parents met John’s siblings, Dad realized he wanted to do a little more for them. Noticing that not all of them had bikes, and the ones they had weren’t in great working order, Rick set out to the Saturday garage sales in search of six quality bikes. In no time he found them, tuned them up and gave them to the kids at a very small expense. The light bulb then went off in his brain. “I thought to myself, ‘I can find bikes pretty easy, tune them and fix them up, and whatever I sell them for, donate the money back to the mentoring program,’” he said. “I didn’t look too far into the future, but it’s really taken off and it’s unbelievable to see right now.”
Rick’s first bike sale was held out of his garage with help from my mom and a couple of neighbors. It raised a couple thousand dollars of which he was very proud. This past May was the 10th time he’s run the sale. It’s now held in an auto repair shop parking lot, staffed by a small army of volunteers. The most recent donation was $46,953 now split between two organizations. “All the people that help with this is just incredible,” Rick said. “People are so happy to give us bikes, everyone at the sale is smiling and I never have to recruit volunteers. Everyone is just happy to do it.” It took us 10 years but this was the first sale my brother and I attended firsthand. In the beginning we helped from afar, me writing press releases for Dad to send out to local news outlets and both of us encouraging our friends back home to spread the word about the upcoming sale. Living two time zones away and starting families of our own, it had slipped our minds on what an important day and event this is for my dad. Luckily my mother gave us the motherly reminder about it and we all decided to surprise Dad with two more volunteers. He was blown away when I walked in the door around 6pm Thursday night, and even more shocked the next morning when my brother came crawling up from downstairs for breakfast after I snuck out to pick him up from the airport at midnight.
FEATURE STORY The work for the next Rick’s Bike Sale typically begins about three weeks after the last one ends. People hear about it from friends and neighbors who picked up a bike or donated one and are eager to donate their unused bikes to the cause. Today, going to yard sales is more of a rarity as the phone rings almost daily with someone offering up a bike for donation. “It’s really fun to give the money, but I get just as big a kick out of keeping bikes out of the landfill and into the hands of someone who really wants it,” said Rick. Once a bike is donated, Rick, along with Randy Bailey and Greg Thompson, divide them up to get them tuned, adjusted, cleaned up and stored until the day of the sale. The lead up to the 2018 sale saw more than 530 bicycles donated—a ton of tuning for just three people. At any given time there are 40 or so bikes in Dad’s garage as well as wheels and tires hanging from the ceiling, and boxes of kickstands and brake cables he’s saved off bikes that were too broken down to be restored to working order. “If I can get a kickstand, handlebar grips or tubes off one of these bikes, that’s five more dollars I don’t have to spend which goes to charity instead,” said Mr. Recycle. As the sale grew, where to put everything became one of the biggest issues. Pleading with neighbors and friends, Rick found basements, and a few other locations spread across the county, but realized he needed a more efficient system in order to maximize his time spent on bikes and minimize traveling to and from storage. A local towing company was in possession of several unused semi trailers which have been offered up for the sale. Bikes are now secured and even hung from the truck roofs, and the trucks can accommodate several
“I thought to myself, ‘I can find bikes pretty easy, tune them and fix them up, and whatever I sell them for, donate the money back to the mentoring program.”
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When the sale weekend finally arrives, volunteers get set on their tasks. When I arrive at 7:30 on Friday morning, I’m surprised to find close to three dozen people ready to help out. I see my parent’s friends from college, our neighbors, my dad’s fishing-club buddies and my uncle and cousins. The semi pulls up and we start unloading. Bikes are organized into children’s, men’s, women’s, road bikes and vintage/classics, but not before more than 1,000 tires need to be aired up. Several volunteers have brought their own air compressors, and there are a few on hand at the shop. The seemingly monumental task is shockingly done in just a couple hours. My Uncle Dave sets to the task of getting all the bikes in line, and true to his unbelievable attention to detail, he has
Local high school honor society members volunteer to stay up all night and watch the bikes to make sure no one runs off with them, and after a 12-hour Friday set-up day, the main event arrives. Like a wave, people come rushing in, searching for the best selection early. Some have heard about the sale while others drove by and stopped to see what all the commotion is about. Volunteers in bright green shirts direct eager shoppers to the style of bike they are looking for, help adjust the seat to proper height and let them go for a test ride. Others man the shop for last-minute tuning and adjustments, and more take payments in the form of cash or credit. It’s a whirlwind of a day, and after four hours there are just a few dozen leftover, all of which will go to another garage sale to benefit a
local juvenile diabetes organization. In 10 years, Rick has donated $177,257 and saved thousands of bikes from landfills, but what might be most important to him is completing a cycle that started when he was mentored as a young boy. My dad has always been honest with us about the home he grew up in and how his father was not a nice man, putting it lightly. A neighbor, Russell Godfredson, sensed this and gave my dad a job in his Schwinn Bike Shop where he would earn $.15 per bike putting pedals, handlebars and seats on boys’ and girls’ models. It was a place where he was safe, treated with respect, taught the rewards of hard work and lessons in perseverance, something he instilled in his own children and something he hopes to instill in the other children he continues to mentor today. “The whole point is to let them know that you care, that they have value to you and that you
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in the family of six already midway through high school, Rick’s 10 years as a mentor with the same family will be coming to a close soon. He hopes that through the sale he can find a few people who like to tinker, whether young or old, and teach them how to fix bikes, much like Russell Godfredson did for him. As I hang up the phone on a recent call with Dad, he tells me he bought two classic-looking banana-seat bikes at a garage sale for $1 each and that he could easily get $50 to $65 for them. I can sense the excitement in his voice and how incredibly rewarding this is for him. He also lets me know of another $1 spent on a brand new fiberglass mop bucket and mop, perfect for cleaning up the shop area. A few more items saved from the landfill and put to good use. Keep up the good work, Dad.
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hey could be our husband or wife, father or mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, best friend. We all know someone who is currently fighting for our country or who served in the military at some point in their life. As important as it is to support them emotionally, physically and spiritually while they are in active duty, it is equally important, if not more so, to be there when they finally come home and return to civilian life. Upon returning home, there are many men and women who find themselves unable to pick up where they left off, struggling to connect with their families, friends and communities as they once had. Their world becomes a lonely place, and it can be extremely difficult for them to ask for help. It is our duty, as it was their duty to serve our country, to reach out with compassion and an open heart to do all in our power to truly bring these soldiers homeâ€”and keep them safe. Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.8 million service members have deployed to war zones across the globeâ€”many on multiple tours. From soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen, these battlefields have transformed them. There are many programs that have been established to guide our veterans on their journey to recovery from a world many of us will never experience; yet so many never take advantage of these programs either out of fear, sadness or shame. With Memorial Day behind us, Independence Day upon us and Veterans Day fast approaching, what better way to honor all who have served by doing our part in their healing process and show them all of the opportunities out there that were created for these heroes. Boulder Crest Retreats was established for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Their program, PATHH, Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes, based on the science of Post Traumatic Growth (PTG), offers various programs to aid in the healing processâ€”at no charge. Warrior PATHH offers veterans a free 18-month program that begins with a seven-day intensive immersive in-residence initiation with separate programs for males and females; Family PTHH five-day program focused on the entire family; Couples PATHH and Caregiver PATHH three-day programs.
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Independence Day is largely celebrated with community barbecues and cul-de-sac firework shows, but there is more we can do to show our appreciation to those who have served and who continue to work hard for our communities. This Fourth of July, letâ€™s explore some fun and easy ways to give thanks to our first responders and our veterans.
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Bake sweets for the families of first responders and veterans. Itâ€™s important to show thanks to the households of our local heroes, to the families who have someone in active service for our communities. Families of these patriots should feel proud to be a part of our safety, and what better way to share appreciation with homemade cookies or pies!
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Delivering thank-you notes to first responders. Get your kids together to write small thank-you notes to take to your town’s local police and fire stations. Maybe your child is inspired by them, or you appreciate their bravery for the community. This is a fun and heartfelt way to show your gratitude to the heroes next door. One thing that is even cuter than a child’s letter is a child’s artwork. Coordinate with your neighbors to get all of your young ones together and have an arts and crafts day dedicated to your police and firefighters. Don’t forget to write letters to active service members. There are several organizations like Operation Gratitude that sends thousands of letters and care packages year round to our troops overseas from families here at home. Become a part of the giving with a simple letter or your child’s artwork to brighten a soldier’s day.
•Talk with family Donate to help our homeless and unemployed members who have served and keep their veterans history alive. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless, which is a lower count than previous years. Let’s keep the trend moving! There are countless charities like National Coalition for Homeless Veterans to help our brave vets.
Need an excuse to call Grandpa? Many of us have family who have served the country whether at home or overseas, and Independence Day is the perfect time to reconnect with them. Ask them about their service and experiences, and they will surely appreciate the sentiment of your call. At the end of the day, the best and most entertaining way to keep our children aware and thinking of our troops is to watch movies in their honor. There are many kid friendly war movies like “War Horse” (2011) or the more recent “Dunkirk” (2017) for you and your family to enjoy this Fourth of July.
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hat were once the three small Eastern Washington towns of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland has now transformed into the bustling metropolitan area known as the Tri-Cities. “Fun in the Sun” is the motto due to almost 300 sunny days each year, making the area popular year round for outdoor activities. The confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia rivers creates a water paradise for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, power boating, water skiing, fishing and much more. Golf is one of the top sports in the region, and it’s easy to see why with 10 challenging courses which can be played almost every day of the year. It is no wonder that the Tri-Cities are becoming a top vacation destination in Washington state. A great vacation starts with a great place to stay. The Columbia Point area is a nice central location with a marina, walking trails, restaurants and lodging. You can even catch a dinner cruise. The Courtyard Marriott is business oriented during the week and more family friendly on the weekends. An indoor heated pool and on-site bicycle rentals make this a perfect family destination. The wine-themed Lodge at Columbia Point is a more upscale experience and conducive to a couple’s getaway. Step up to a Grand Cru Riverfront King Premium and enjoy a custom, architect-designed room with an incredible view of the Columbia River. A walk-in shower, soaking tub and gas fireplace add to the luxury. Both hotels have riverfront views and are on the Richland Riverfront Trail. It is easy walking distance to restaurants, and the upscale Columbia Point Golf Club is close by. After checking into your hotel, stroll down the trail along the cove to LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen. The restaurant is family owned, farm to table, with a made-from-scratch kitchen. The owner’s family has owned the Easterday Farms since 1958. Most of the food in the restaurant is sourced from their farm to include the beef and pork as well as potatoes and onions. Fresh
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produce is also sourced from local farmers. LU LU provides homemade simple food. They have 12 beers on tap, more than 80 local wines and are famed for their craft cocktails. After dinner take a stroll on the Richland Riverfront Trail and watch the red, yellow and pink hues of the sunset. It is truly breathtaking. Turn in early as your next day begins promptly in the morning. Today you will tour the B Reactor National Historic Landmark, which was part of the Hanford Unit of the Manhattan Project. The tours are free of charge but you must register online to reserve your space. B Reactor tours begin at 9am on Saturdays and depart from the Interim Visitor Center. Plan for four hours which includes a short video and introduction at the visitor center, travel to and from the B Reactor and time at the site. The reactor was the world’s first full-scale plutonium production reactor. It produced the plutonium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. The ride to the Hanford Site is quiet and remote. There is an eerie feeling when you step off the bus and enter the reactor. Once inside, after a briefing, you have the run of the place. There are many interesting artifacts, and the reactor itself with the rows and rows
of fuel cells is a dramatic structure. It is a very interesting experience. After the bus drops you off at the visitor center, head over to the Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery for lunch. It was founded by owner Aaron Burks in 1997 with an atomic theme that highlights the history of the Hanford Site and honors the workers who flooded to the area in 1944 to work at the plant. The first wood-fired oven in the Tri-Cities still kicks out delicious pizzas with the distinctive crispy crust of a wood-fired pizza. The menu is a good complement to the hand-crafted ales Atomic Ale is known for. Make sure to check out the glowing “atomic rod” and the radioactive warning sign. It’s a fun photo op. After lunch, plan to take an intro to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) class with Northwest Paddleboarding. This fun class will teach you the basics you need to enjoy this trending sport. It is surprisingly easy to learn, and the boards provide a much steadier base than you would expect—so sturdy in fact that the company offers yoga classes on the boards. If you have younger children and at least three people, you can reserve a private Intro to SUP class. Children must be at least 6 years of age to take the
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For dinner, head over to Tulip Lane to Tagaris Winery and Taverna Tagaris. This is a more upscale dinner experience, but the lovely outdoor seating area with a large fountain is also very kid friendly. They can get up from the table and there is plenty of room to explore the large patio and artwork. The menu has a large variety, and you can make a meal out of a selection of Tapas. In addition to wine there are some great craft cocktails.
For your last activity before heading home, visit the REACH Museum. This bright, airy museum’s focus is the natural and cultural history of the reach of the Columbia River and greater Columbia Basin. The exhibit on the Manhattan Project adds additional information and exhibits not seen at the Manhattan Project National Park. The section on the Ice Age Floods is very interesting and shows the great effects these floods had on the area. Make sure to step outside to see the vintage trailer and enjoy the views of the Columbia River.
In the morning, head over to the Uptown Shopping Center, which was created by the Atomic Energy Commission and opened in 1949. The shops will be closed but the center has a vintage feel with lots of artwork and is worth a drive by. You are here to visit The Spudnut Shop. It is Richland’s oldest coffee shop and home of the world-famous Spudnut, which is a doughnut made out of potato flour. There is a reason these Spudnuts are so famous. They are light, puffy and slightly sweet and oh so good. This is where the locals hang out. The shop has been featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped” and the Travel Channel special “Donut
It is easy to see why the Tri-Cities are a top vacation destination in Washington state. After one visit you are sure to return. The friendly locals are welcoming, and there is too much to see and do in just one weekend. For more information on the area, go online to VisitTri-Cities. com. The official Tri-Cities website has everything you need to know to plan a fun getaway. Make sure to check out local events like Food Truck Fridays or the Columbia Cup Boat Race weekend.
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Trinity at City Beach Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an extensive menu of American cuisine with an impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your new favorite restaurant.
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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar Ponderay Location Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers something for everyone, with specialties including chicken fried steak, smoked prime rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.
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Forty-One South A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, FortyOne South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a memorable night out. The bar and restaurant menu changes with the season offering a variety of delicious food year round. Reservations recommended.
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FIESTA BONITA Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!
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CEDAR STREET BISTRO Experience tasty food and great coffee in a truly unique setting. Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and wraps, stone-baked pizzas, dessert and savory crepes, fresh salads and homemade soups. Something for everyone from 7am - 5pm daily.
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MILLER’S COUNTRY STORE They now have homemade pies on Thursday! Come experience the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls, pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on their homemade bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread. Open Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm.
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Jalapenos Fresh & unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there is something for everyone here, and its newly-expanded menu has brought even more choices to diners. If you are looking for family fun, a date night or even a place to host a party in their private dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will keep you coming back for more! Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant,
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SHOGA SUSHI Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more! Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful waterfront and spectacular sunset views.
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rom Shanghai to Sandpoint, World Champion magician David DaVinci presents an unconventional, up-close and personal comedy magic experience all summer long right here in his hometown of Sandpoint, Idaho. The intimate showroom at Cedar Street Bridge Market seats 25, making it the perfect date-night experience. Grab a glass of wine on the Cedar Street Bridge and prepare to laugh and be amazed. As a regular headliner for Disney Cruise Lines, the show is family friendly, so it’s a great night out with the kids as well. As David's wife Jamie Womach states, "The show plays well for ages 3 to 93!” David has been performing since he was in the fifth grade and hasn’t stopped since! To date, he has performed on six continents and tours the world most of the year. Whether performing for 22,000 people in an arena to raise millions of dollars for Shriners in Evansville, Indiana, or the up-close experience of table-side
magic, David finds that each venue where he performs has its own unique appeal. “This art has a way of touching people’s lives in an immeasurable way,” he says. “I recently performed for widows of fallen soldiers and their families. It was so powerful to realize that for the first time in a year, they could let go and enjoy the moment, laugh a little and smile without feeling guilty. It was a powerful moment of realization for me." Shows are being held all summer long every Friday and Saturday evening July 13 through September 1. All shows begin at 7pm. Tickets are priced $49.95 for adults and $36.95 for children and can be purchased online at SandpointMagic.com. “We’ve been blessed to travel all over the world, entertaining audiences from nearly every imaginable background,” says David. “But every time I cross that Long Bridge, I am so grateful to live in the most beautiful place on earth—I truly believe that. And judging by the warm feel of a hometown audience, I live in the right place!"
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Raise the Woof Silent Auction Local architects and builders are creating incredible dog houses that the community can bid on in the "Raise The Woof" Silent Auction in the Atrium of the Sandpoint Center. The dog houses will be moved to Forrest Bird School where bids can continue at DogFest North Idaho on July 28 until 12:30pm when winners will be announced. All proceeds benefit DogFest North Idaho and Canine Companions. For more information, call 208.304.4490.
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Geared for those 8 years and older, beginner through advanced, students will learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun environment. There are three sessions: July 5 through 7, July 26 through 28 and August 6 through 8. Each session is held 9am to 12:30pm at The Idaho Club. Cost is $120 per session and includes lunch, snacks and water. To register or for more information, email heathergove@ gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What’s the password, Mac? Don’t miss out on the Secret Password Speakeasy Cocktail Party coming to Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene Friday, July 6, at 6pm. Stay tuned to Sizzle for details, location and secret password for entry. This fun night will also feature a fusion swing band and period-dressed costumed models. NorthwestSizzle.com
Crave! Food & Drink Celebration
Head to the 219 Lounge 4 to 9pm for featured beers from MickDuff's Brewing, live music with Kevin Doran (5 to 8pm) and food by Edelwagon (starting at 5pm). The 219 will donate a portion of the sales to Canine Companions for Independence which provides highly trained assistance dogs, with ongoing support, to people with physical and developmental disabilities at no cost. Call 208.263.5673.
An event specifically held to help local families with children currently being treated for cancer, life-threatening or severe illness, Jacey’s Race is a 5K race for persons of all ages. There will also be an untimed 1K walk/ fun run for all ages. The race is free for children 12 and younger! Food and water tents and free massages for racers following the race. Let loose in the bounce house and dunk tanks or goof around with clowns, face painting and door prizes. Jaceys-Race.com
The Inland Northwest’s premier food and drink celebration, Crave, held at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley, is a unique culinary event showcasing the creative talents of visionary chefs from around the Northwest. Culinary highlights include a grand tasting tent, foods from around the world, seafood bash, fire and smoke fare and Father’s Day brunch. CraveNW.com
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16th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show
13 & 14 July
Sponsored by Inland Empire Antique and Classic Boat Society, the 16th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show is held in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho, at the Sandpoint Marina along the City Boardwalk on Sand Creek. The public is invited to attend Friday and Saturday to enjoy a weekend of wooden boats, water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek. This is a perfect way to spend a summer weekend in Sandpoint. InlandEmpireACBS.net
Movies in the Park
4th Annual Northwest WineFest
5th Annual Sandpoint Beerfest
This event takes place on the lawn of Trinity at City Beach, noon to 5pm, where attendees will be treated to panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille. Come enjoy craft brews and ciders from 16 regional breweries, food catered by Trinity at City Beach, live music with TENNIS, games, beer trivia, pretzel necklaces and more! You don't want to miss one of Sandpoint's greatest summer events! SandpointChamber.org
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Head to Lakeview Park for the first Movie in the Park of 2018. This family friendly event will be featuring The Princess Bride and is free to attend. Movies start at dusk with upcoming movies dates as follows: July 27, August 17 and August 24. For more information and to see what mo vies will be playing, visit BonnerCountyHistory.org.
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Start your day off right with a scenic drive along Highway 200 and head to the Sam Owen Fire Station No. 1 in Hope. Let the volunteer firefighters cook you a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, 7:30 to 11am, all for only $5. Tour the station, climb into the trucks and pick up free handouts for the kids. For information about this volunteer fire district, contact Co- Fire Chief Stu Eigler or Co-Chief Tim Scofield at 208.264.5745.
Held on the Schweitzer Village Lawn, you’ll enjoy great bands, wine, food and fun during this two-day event! To taste, stop by the sales tent and purchase your souvenir wine glass with tasting tickets then head to “Wine Alley” and get sampling! Each ticket gets you a 2-ounce pour. You can purchase additional tickets at the wine tent so you can keep sampling all weekend. Schweitzer.com
Grab your friends, family and dogs and head to Forrest Bird Charter School in Sandpoint for the first annual DogFest Walk 'n Roll, where furry friends and family are invited for a day of free fun, festivities, dog demonstrations, music, food and more! The event celebrates and benefits Canine Companions for Independence. Join in the fun 10am to 1pm for a tail-waggin' good time! Register online at CCI. org/DogFestNorthIdaho.
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