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Come Visit Our Newly Expanded Natural Foods Store • In-house deli and bakery • Fresh juice & smoothie bar • New meat department featuring local beef, bison, chicken and pork • Expanded organic produce section • Renowned supplements & health and beauty department • Extensive grocery items and bulk foods • Espresso service & fireplace seating area • Friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff 703 W Lake Street at Boyer St. Sandpoint, ID 208-265-8135 •

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long with construction of our new medical office building and skywalk in downtown Sandpoint, something just as exciting is happening inside our walls: Bonner General Hospital is now Bonner General Health. This change in our identity reflects the growth in our services over the past decade. Of course, Bonner General remains a hospital providing essential urgent, acute and critical care. We also fulfill a larger charge to provide comprehensive care well before the community might consider visiting a ‘hospital’ in

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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SUMMER Publisher’s on the Ranch

Make It Count! SPRING IS HERE AND SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY. And from the looks of it we are in for another beautiful season of sunshine. It is one of the most anticipated times of the year. A time when we begin to plan our summer activities and hope we can fit it all in. This time of year my mind quickly turns to thoughts of adventure that I personally want to take on during the summer.


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Here is a short wish list. A short road trip to Seattle to take in the city, but more importantly catch a few Mariners games. In my opinion, there is not a better stadium in which to watch America’s favorite pastime. And then there’s the Fourth of July. I love to spend this holiday on the lake, under the stars, and watching fireworks with friends and family. Life simply does not get any better than that. There are several outdoor concerts between Montana and Seattle, many great bands, and of course the infamous Festival at Sandpoint that runs consecutive weekends in August. Go on a few long drives. This is a must. You don’t always need to be going somewhere as long as you get to drive taking in this natural scenery that surrounds us with no pressure of a deadline. Time to get that bike out, tuned up and ready to ride. There are so many great trails and scenery to take in on a bike ride. Spend quality time with family and friends. Sometimes it’s important to just sit around, talk, hang out and relax without the pressure of having a million things lined up that take up the day. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to sit beside the fire outside and relax with good company. No matter what you choose to do this summer, it’s important to make it count. Whatever it is, make some memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy this time, because before you know it, we will be saying to each other, “I can’t believe it’s already over.” We create community! We connect people! We build trust!

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Angie Jones is an incredible, loving individual and we are so lucky to have her on our team at Pend Oreille Surgery Center. When Angie was nominated as Employee of the Quarter, the entire staff gave her nomination an enthusiastic “thumbs-up”! When asked to describe what they liked most about Angie, her teammates shared the following: •“Angie is always so pleasant” • “She does a great job and you hardly know she is around” • “Angie always seems to know what needs to be done and does it” • “If you ask her to take care of something, most often her response is, ‘Already

taken care of’” • “Angie goes out of her way to help, whether at work or on her own time” • “She has helped coworkers with their kids, pets or with a move” • “She is positive and solution oriented” Angie’s primary responsibility at POSC is in Sterile Processing where she contributes to our quality patient care and infection prevention by ensuring that every patient is provided with properly processed instrumentation and supplies. Because of Angie’s pride in a job well done, POSC has not experienced a surgical site infection in the last 4 quarters. Thank you Angie and congratulations on being chosen Employee of the Quarter!

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Doing its part to help America’s veterans. By Heather Alexander, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest.

WE RECENTLY CELEBRATED Memorial Day. For many, it was a weekend intended for yard work and barbecues. For others, it was a time to thank, to remember, and to reflect on the service and sacrifice given by hundreds of thousands of men and women to our county and our world through the Armed Forces. In mid-May, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Washington, D.C. with Dale, a gentleman who is a veteran of two branches of the military. After serving in the Gulf, Dale worked as a contractor before returning state-side for good. But Dale’s proud service was cap-stoned by some poor choices, which led to him becoming homeless and living in shelters and sometimes in his car. “You have no idea how demoralizing it was to tell people that I was a veteran and then have to reveal that I was homeless,” Dale told congressional staffers from Washington and

North Idaho while taking part in Goodwill Industry International’s 2014 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill May 15th. Dale joined a contingent of staff from Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest, traveling to our nation’s capital to talk about the need for support services for veterans and their families, support for employment programs for individuals with disabilities, and reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. Dale is one of over 150 veterans who have been served by Goodwill’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families program since November 2013. SSVF focuses on helping veterans and their families who are chronically homeless set goals and get into their own housing. Initially, the SSVF program was slated to serve Spokane County

Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office: (L-R) Michele Harris, Director of Workforce & Family Service, Goodwill; Fawn Schott, Grant Funded Programs Manager, Goodwill; Dale Derrick, SSVF participant; Mike Fettig, SSVF Program Manager.

due to the high population of homeless veterans reported there. But, earlier this year, the program extended staffing and resources to build partnerships and serve veterans in outer-lying rural areas, including Coeur d’ Alene. Goodwill has been able to partner with Salvation Army in Coeur d’ Alene to host office hours weekly for a “rural” SSVF Outreach Specialist. “The opportunity to expand our service area to meet some of the rural needs has been wonderful,” said Mike Fettig, Program Director. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, approximately 57,849 veterans are homeless in the US on any given night. More than 50% of those homeless veterans are under the age of 50.

America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that about 1.4 million other veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in substandard housing. The SSVF program has served men and women in a variety of circumstances. This winter one gentleman was living with his adult daughter in a pick-up camper with broken windows and no heat. One veteran who is almost legally blind was living in a crumbling and unimproved basement, until we helped her gather the deposit she needed to move into a safe apartment community. The factors that lead to veteran homelessness are varied. Helping these men and women establish safe and secure housing is a natural extension of Goodwill’s mission to help men and women in our communities overcome barriers to independence. Goodwill’s SSVF program helps veterans set goals, connect to resources in the

Helping these men and women establish safe and secure housing is a natural extension of Goodwill’s mission to help men and women in our communities overcome barriers to independence. community, and establish themselves in stable housing. The pride and the sense of freedom that returns to these men and women is refreshing and inspiring. As Dale enjoys the soft comfort and simple pleasure of carpet under his feet in his new apartment, he smiles at the quiet place of rest he now has after a day of work. If you would like to know more about the SSVF program, please call 509.838.4246. You can help support this program and the veterans it serves by throwing a “Veterans House Warming” party with your friends, your coworkers, your church group, or neighbors. Collect gifts of sheets, twin size air mattresses, towels, bath mats, kitchen utensils, etc. For more information, contact

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Home&Essentials SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE Living large in a tiny space. By Sarah Polyakov. “To be able to figure out what you really need and scale it back makes the rest of life easier.” –John Wells LAST WEEK, MY BEST FRIEND and I found ourselves reminiscing about our lives twenty years ago. My friend uttered her usual refrain: “Twenty years ago, I was the happiest I have ever been—and yet, twenty years ago, I was a poor student living in a tiny dorm room.” My friend, who now feels very disillusioned by the materialism of our culture, was referring to our year studying at a French university. This was the year I was first introduced to living in a small space. When I opened the door to my dorm room for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised. My dorm room, which measured only 12 feet by 8 feet, was an unexpectedly welcoming and sunny space. At the far end of my room, there was a large floor to ceiling window that opened, revealing a beautiful view of the rolling mountains just beyond the city. A twin bed was next to the window and it spanned the width of the room. On the walls, there were shelves and a large built-in study desk. There was also a bookcase divider that separated the sleeping and study area from a large sink, mirror, and closet. Even though the room was only 96 square feet, it lived surprisingly large since it had everything I needed, including a hot plate for cooking. For me, this tiny space was living large at its best. Though I didn’t have the conveniences I was used to in the United States, I never missed them. For in this communal dorm, I made many unforgettable

friendships. Somehow, out of those small spaces, larger-than-life memories and enduring bonds were made. The American Dream Like many in our generation, we were told to seek the American dream, which had a very narrow definition: a McMansion, several cars in our garage, and 2.5 children. This definition of the American dream was a symbol for security, completeness, and happiness—and like many others, we each wanted our slice. Yet, during the past twenty years, so much has changed. Little did we know the American dream was going to evaporate before our eyes. Back then we could not have predicted the financial crisis of 2008. Even after the Great American Downsizing, home ownership remains both sacred and necessary to survival. However, we have been given an opportunity to think outside the box for both creative and fulfilling solutions. We have been tasked with a transformative task: assessing our actual needs, instead of what we believe we need. In next month’s article, I will take you on a tour of the Tiny Home Movement and show you how living in a small space, mortgage free, is full of possibilities. Most importantly, we will discover how life in a small space affords the opportunity to experience a flexible and more autonomous lifestyle.

AQUATIC THERAPY Jump in the pool for faster recovery. By Christina Hefley, D.P.T.

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WATER PROVIDES THE SAFEST and fastest way to begin the recovery process for most orthopedic injuries, especially those involving the ankles, knees and back. How many times have you heard from friends and doctors, “Stay off of that sprained ankle until the swelling goes down.” Or, “Just elevate and ice it for a few days.” What you may not be aware of is that the scarring process begins within 7 hours of an acute injury, which usually involves tearing of soft tissue fibers. The most common injuries involve muscles, tendons and ligaments. A “strain” is considered tearing of muscle fibers or tendons, a “sprain” is considered injury to a ligament. There are three basic categories of strain/ sprains. Type I - overstretching of the tissue, which results in small tears within the muscle belly, tendon or ligament. Type II - partial tearing , which can often be the most painful of the three and can take months and sometimes years to completely heal. And Type III - a complete rupture or tear of a muscle, tendon or ligament, often a significant amount of swelling or deformation is present in the absence of severe pain. If not properly diagnosed and rehabilitated correctly, a simple Type I strain/ sprain can lead to an early end to a sports season, chronic pain, chronic instability and premature arthritic changes in the involved joint. Because weight bearing on the involved part is often painful or unstable, the athlete is advised to “stay off of it.” Water provides the ideal environment for accelerated healing. Gentle range of motion (ROM) should begin within hours of acute injury. If delayed more than 48 hours, scar tissue can quickly over produce, leading to tightening of the joint capsule and/ or weakening of muscle fibers. Additionally, if the injured part is over stressed by load bearing, the healing tissue can re-tear, thus prolonging recovery and resulting in chronic pain and inflammation.

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The properties of water that accelerate the healing process include: Buoyancy - This is one of the key features of aquatic rehab. Buoyancy decreases the load on painful, inflamed joints. It allows for movement of the rest of the body so strength, endurance and speed are not lost during the recovery process. It also allows for more normal movement patterns, such as running, while decreasing the gravitational pull. Hydrostatic pressure - Water pressure increases with depth, resulting in significantly improving blood flow and decreasing swelling. A body in water produces a different physiological response than it does on dry land. For instance, warm water will increase the cardiovascular demand and improve respiratory function. That means you can keep up your cardiovascular endurance, without over stressing the injured part during the recovery process. Fluid Dynamics - Water provides a unique environment for strengthening in all planes of motion with heightened proprioceptive feedback from surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint surfaces. Increasing speed of movement in water directly increases the resistive push and pull without putting weight through the injured joint. There are many experienced physical therapists that can help you quickly recover from just about any sports injury. So jump in the water and get wet!

MINIMIZE RETIREMENT RISK Ask your agent about permanent life insurance.

ALTHOUGH THE ECONOMY seems to be slowly recovering from the economic uncertainty of the recession, retirement worries still plague many Americans. Instead of dreaming about their golden years, workers may be haunted by the possibility of a retirement where the idea of not having enough money may not be hyperbole. Consumers are looking to diminish risk and take control. A financial professional will tailor a plan to fit an individual’s own financial goals, but permanent life insurance should be a part of any diversified retirement strategy and can offer security and growth for those with a number of working years ahead.

Security and qualified plan distributions start. This additional resource may also enable a retiree to delay the start of Social Security payments, which will ultimately deliver larger monthly sums over time.

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Permanent life insurance offers death protection as well as the potential for cash value accumulation, which can be an important source of retirement income. As the value of a permanent policy grows tax deferred over time, the cash may be used for any purpose.* This kind of life insurance offers a measure of flexibility that enables consumers to make choices and better manage their financial lives and can augment other income sources like Social Security, 401k savings or pensions for those fortunate enough to have them. The income stream from a permanent life insurance policy may also help cover the “gap years,” which fall between retirement and the age when Medicare and Social Security benefits begin. Most retirees will need the guidance of a financial professional to determine the best use of resources during the gap period and throughout retirement. However, consumers should know that a permanent insurance policy could be the difference between retirement at an age you desire instead of when Social

In addition to assisting with bridging the gap years, a permanent insurance policy may help cover unexpected or planned expenses from healthcare costs, to paying for a grandchild’s college education, to contributing to the start-up of a family business.

Permanent life insurance offers death protection as well as the potential for cash value accumulation, which can be an important source of retirement income. No matter how permanent insurance is ultimately used, if structured properly, a policy can provide an income tax- and estate tax-free death benefit. Retirees can then spend their retirement income knowing they will still leave a legacy to their children or a favorite charity. To learn more about how to leave a legacy and strengthen your retirement plan with permanent life insurance, visit with your insurance agent. *Accessing cash values may result in surrender fees and charges, may require additional premium payments to maintain coverage, and will reduce the death benefit and policy values.

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SHE’S A GRAND OLD FLAG Treat her right. By Jocelyn Stott.

IF YOU WAVE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER this summer, show it some respect and make sure you do it right. Many have fought and died for Old Glory and all that she stands for over the generations, so we can all do our part to uphold her dignity.

These groups are trained in the correct disposal of flags and hold regular flag retirement ceremonies.

There are a few rules of etiquette when it comes to the American flag that many of us may have forgotten. While many of us are certainly guilty of missing some of these general points, hopefully we won’t be anymore! Did you know there is a Flag Code? The Flag Code is the section of Federal law that explains much of the etiquette of flag bearing. Here are a few pointers from the Code: Proper display of a flag: • The flag should be lit at all times. If it’s dark outside, it should have a light shining on it. • Unless a flag is built to withstand the elements, it should be flown in fair weather. • The flag should never be dipped or dropped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. • The flag should not be used as decoration. Red, white and blue bunting is suggested for decorating homes for patriotic occasions rather than the flag itself.

• This one is kind of surprising until you think about it – don’t blow your nose on it! It should not be embroidered, printed or impressed on such articles as handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes or things intended to be discarded after use. • The flag should not be used as part of a costume – but is appropriate as a decal or patch as part of a uniform for military, police or other public servants or patriotic organizations. • The flag should never have any writing or drawing on it. • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object. It should be received by waiting hands and folded neatly. • The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, or carrying anything. • The flag should be clean and/or mended when necessary. A flag should not be raised when it is faded and/or torn. • When a flag is worn out, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. This last point, the proper disposal of a worn flag, is something you can seek help from community organizations such as The Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts of America, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other such organizations. These groups are trained in the correct disposal of flags and hold regular flag retirement ceremonies. According to Kerri Rankin Thoreson of Post Falls, there is a flag receptacle at the American Legion Post 143, 1138 E. Poleline Ave., in Post Falls. A couple times per year, Thoreson says the Legion’s sponsored Boy Scout Troop 13 joins them in holding a flag retirement ceremony. The American Legion Post 14 in Coeur d’Alene is located at Mountain Lakes Bible Church, 2215 N. Seventh Street. ‘Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!’ For more American flag etiquette, visit:

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IS MY PET FAT? What you can do to help your animal lose weight and gain better health. By Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital, Sandpoint, Idaho.

OBESITY IS THE MOST COMMON nutritional disease of dogs and cats.  Pet obesity is increasing rapidly because people and pets love to eat and America is the land of plenty! Obesity risk factors for pets include: neutering, inactivity, indoor lifestyle, disease state, and genetic predisposition. What is obesity?  Obesity is any body weight in a mature animal that is 15-20% over ideal. What causes obesity? The primary cause - you guessed it - the HUMAN enabler! Our furry friends eat what their owners feed them.  Most pet exercise routines are generally a result of their caregiver’s lifestyle. Popular thought is that grain based diets and processed food cause obesity. The bottom line is that calories in = calories out. What pets don’t burn they store! Veterinarians observe co-existing conditions like lameness, heart, lung, and hormonal and metabolic problems. What does obesity look like? Body Condition Score (BCS) illustrates ideal weight. Refer to illustration for more information or contact your vet for assistance. What does it MATTER? Obesity can cause and exacerbate some diseases such as diabetes, liver and heart disease, skin conditions, thyroid disease and arthritis. Obese pets are a poor anesthetic risk, and most would agree, have reduced quality of life.

How can my pet lose weight? Again, it comes down to calories in= calories out. A combination of dietary and movement changes is necessary to assure weight loss.  •

Calorie reduction-  Pets need fewer calories.  Sometimes, “cutting back” on regular food results in a nutrient imbalance.  Offer a reduced calorie diet and feed fewer than 20% fat calories.  Make sure the new brand (often a prescription veterinary diet) has a good fiber source, high quality protein, chromium, essential fatty acids (for the skin), and extra vitamin A.

Exercise increase - The most difficult part of a weight loss plan is exercise. If possible walk/run dogs twice daily (while you bike?), or play “house fetch” (while you watch tv?).  Often, arthritis, heart disease, and owner lifestyle demands can make exercise virtually impossible. Single pet indoor cats also have it hard; they have no buddies to wrestle and limited roaming potential!  Pets burn calories searching for their food at mealtime, hiding food works especially well with cats. 

Hormonal testing - Specific blood tests can diagnose thyroid disease, a common disease of large breed dogs.

Last resort -  A new medication to decrease appetite and speed up weight loss is extremely helpful for those challenging cases that don’t respond to food and exercise change.

Concerned about your pet’s weight? Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian today! Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital, 320 S. Ella St. Sandpoint, ID 83864.

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Remembering and honoring those who have fought the battle. By Patty Hutchens. Photos courtesy of Sandpoint Relay For Life.

THEY ARE THE THREE WORDS that can turn one’s life upside down in an instant. “You’ve got cancer.” Unfortunately, they are words uttered all too often. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014 there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the United States alone; ranking cancer as the second most common cause of death in the US and accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. As disheartening as those statistics are, the good news is that there is hope, and people across the world are doing their part to help make a difference. Every year communities worldwide participate in the Relay for Life, a gathering of community members that form teams and walk for up to 24 hours straight, raising money to help support cancer research and providing additional funds for programs that help increase the quality of life for those battling cancer. But the event is much more than a fundraiser. It raises awareness and offers hope as well as honors those who have survived the horrific disease and an opportunity to remember those who were not as fortunate.

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WIN THE BATTLE It is proof to others that the battle against cancer can be and is won every day.

Kicking off each Relay for Life event is the Survivors’ Lap – those who have battled cancer and won the fight are honored as they walk around the track united in their common journey. It is proof to others that the battle against cancer can be and is won every day. After the sun sets, there is a ceremony of hope as luminaria bags, often decorated by participants, are placed around the track and candles are lit to honor survivors and to remember those who have passed away. A solemn event, it is a Relay for Life tradition that is a favorite of many. Bonner County resident Jane Gould is a regular participant in Sandpoint’s Relay for Life. She is a two-time cancer survivor, the first occurring at the young age of 29 when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and the second time was 13 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having had several family members and friends also diagnosed, the Relay for Life is an event that is near and dear to her heart. Jane is a member of the Bab’s Pizza team and has raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society during her years as a participant in the Relay for Life events. “Through the years I have raised as little as a $1,000 and one year was able to raise $4,000,” said Jane who has also won several trophies for being the top fundraiser. This year’s Relay for Life will take place at the Bonner County Fairgrounds beginning on Friday, June 20th at 5:30pm and running to Saturday at 8am. There will be information booths and opportunities to learn more about how to reduce your risk of cancer, as well as an opportunity to join with old friends and make some new ones along the way.

While the money raised goes to the American Cancer Society, something many do not realize is that the American Cancer Society’s programs are alive and well and doing much to support those with cancer right here in Sandpoint. According to Jessica Martin, the Executive Director for Community Cancer Services in Sandpoint, the American Cancer Society provides two programs to the local organization. “We have the Road to Recovery in which our volunteer drivers are trained and insured to drive clients to appointments,” said Martin of the American Cancer Society sponsored program. “We also have our Look Good Feel Better program where a group of ladies who are experiencing cancer can get together once a month under the guidance of our Licensed Esthetician Helen Tapp and receive skin care and makeup assistance.” As for Jane Gould, she hopes to see many people at this year’s event. She said nearly every person knows someone who has either had cancer or been affected by the disease and she encourages everyone in the community to get involved. “I would like people to help find a cure by participating (in the Relay),” said Jane.

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Dr. Joseph Johnson, DMD Changing smiles and lives. By Patty Hutchens. DR. JOSEPH JOHNSON GREW UP on the east coast in a culture where it was common for children to quit school at the age of 15 to work in the cotton mill. But Johnson chose a different path, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from high school. Johnson enlisted in the military where he attended Airborne School and served in the Special Forces. Then, in 1999 while serving in Kosovo, Johnson was on a mission to save a pilot and was injured. Johnson was awarded the purple heart and medically discharged, receiving a full ride scholarship with the condition that he enroll in the ROTC program and return to duty as an officer following graduation.

“We schedule an hour and a half for each cleaning because it is important for us to take time with each of our patients to really get to know them,” said Dr. Johnson, who performs all dental procedures with the exception of orthodontics. “We give more in service value than we take in monetary value.”

Unsure of what career path to follow, Johnson was encouraged by his landlord at the time to pursue dentistry. “He had five sons and four of them were dentists,” said Johnson who today is grateful for the advice. He graduated from dental school in 2007 and returned to duty as a Captain serving with the Green Berets and 82nd Airborne. He has been deployed to Iraq once, Afghanistan twice as well as Kosovo and Haiti. “I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot of the world,” said Johnson, who married his high school sweetheart, Kari, and with whom he has a six-year-old son. “And we decided Sandpoint is the best place ever.” He and Kari discovered Sandpoint while Johnson was assisting at the Benewah Clinic in Plummer. They looked at other towns, but nothing compared to Sandpoint. “It’s Mayberry meets Alaska,” said Johnson of the warmness of the people and the beautiful surroundings. But pursuing their dream of living in North Idaho had to be put on hold when Johnson was deployed to Afghanistan. In the meantime, Kari had power of attorney for him and negotiated the purchase of Dr. Tom Helvey’s Sandpoint practice. “I returned from a mission and called Kari who told me we just bought a practice in Sandpoint,” said Johnson. Their practice, Sandpoint Dental Cosmetics, opened four years ago. Since then Johnson has developed a reputation for not only quality dental work, but also for his friendly and caring demeanor.

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Dr. Johnson particularly enjoys providing dental implants. “It is something permanent that will last forever,” said Johnson. Watching the change in his patients’ overall confidence is rewarding. He shares one story of a patient who stopped by to joyously show them she could now bite out of an apple, something she had not been able to enjoy for 50 years. For those who are nervous about visiting the dentist, Dr. Johnson and his staff can assist with that too. There are options such as oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide to help alleviate anxiety. They even offer a massage chair to help relax the patient. Johnson and his staff of six value the community and look for ways to support people or organizations. Ten percent of his profits go to charity and in four years he has donated $250,000, whether it is for dental services for those who cannot afford it or supporting local organizations. “In our daily staff meetings we come together and ask ‘how can we help people in the industry,’ and ‘how can we make a difference in the community today,’” said Johnson.

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in Focus

By Patty Hutchens. Photos by Lisa Ailport. THE CHAFE 150 has been a favorite of bicycling enthusiasts for seven years. What started as a 150-mile benefit ride has rapidly grown as organizers do what they can to accommodate various levels of endurance. Shortly after its inception the CHAFE 150 added an 80 mile half CHAFE; and this year there will be a 30 mile Fun Ride in the hope of bringing more participants to the event. The 30 mile Fun Ride will begin at City Beach Park and travel to the Pack River Store through Selle Valley and back to City Beach Park along the Lower Pack River Road. When six-year-old Taylor Ailport learned about the Fun Ride, she jumped at the chance to participate. And there’s been no slowing her down since. “I discussed with Taylor, who was 5 at the time, if she thought she could ride 30 miles, her answer was a most definitive, YES!” said Lisa Ailport


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of her daughter who is finishing her kindergarten year at Sagle Elementary and has been riding a bike since she was 4, logging over 100 miles on her bike last summer. First drawn to the CHAFE by the love of riding, Taylor and Lisa became even more motivated when they learned that the proceeds from the ride were going to programs at Lake Pend Oreille School District that support students on the autism spectrum. “When we learned what the ride supported, we got excited to get behind such a worthy cause,” said Lisa. According to Lisa, Taylor has three young friends who have been diagnosed within the range of the Autism spectrum. “One of her friend’s parents knew early on their child came with a gift, but it was later in life that parents of her other friends got the diagnosis of Asperger’s, a lower range of the spectrum,” said Lisa who adds that the average age of a child’s Asperger’s diagnosis is 6 years old.

IT’S TIME AGAIN for Sandpoint’s outdoor food festival, the Sandpoint Summer Sampler! It’s a perfect chance to be outdoors and enjoy all the wonderful food from many of our area’s finest restaurants. This year’s event will again take place at Farmin Park at the corner of 3rd and Oak downtown and will include a chef cook off, sponsored by Litehouse Foods. Put on each year by the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, the evening includes handcrafted beer from local breweries as well as wine from our local winery. Be sure to mark your calendars today for June 26th from 5pm to 8pm when you will have a chance to purchase food ranging in price from $3 to $8, enjoy visiting with your friends and neighbors and sample the wonderful food we have available from our many fine restaurants. It’s guaranteed you won’t leave hungry!

The fact that many children Taylor’s age have not even mastered riding a bicycle makes it even more remarkable that this young girl wants to participate in a 30-mile ride. The mother and daughter officially started training in early May, logging 60 miles in their first two weeks, with a couple rides ranging between 13 and 15 miles each. “We hope with our training program that Taylor will get up to 25 miles prior to the event on the 21st,” said Lisa. Each team participating in the CHAFE ride can have up to five riders. Taylor has been busy soliciting donations from family and friends as well as gathering team members, all of whom are adults, in anticipation of the event. To date she has raised $60 towards her team goal of $500. Her enthusiasm and desire to help is inspiring. “She is an amazing gift and has a heart of gold,” said Lisa. “I am proud to call her my daughter.” To donate to Taylor, visit her webpage at

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By Patty Hutchens.

WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTHCARE, there is no denying it can be overwhelming. But for the Sandpoint community they are fortunate to have Family Health Center and its medical team and support staff to help with all one’s healthcare needs. The office recently became NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) recognized level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is only one of three private medical offices in Idaho to receive the recognition. So just what does that mean? It means that Family Health Center’s emphasis on patient centered care and implementing an improved access with their medical team translates into a higher quality of care and lower costs for their patients. “We are your medical home,” said Dr. Dunn of Family Health Center. Communication with one’s health care provider can be challenging, especially when you are searching for answers sooner than later. But with Family Health Center’s Patient Portal, there is a confidential way to communicate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a time that is convenient for you. In addition to requesting an appointment, patients can ask his or her medical provider a question, request a prescription refill or request copies of chart notes or lab results. All it takes is creating an account and requesting a security code from Family Health Center, either in person or by calling them. Family Health Center has an experienced team to meet all their patients’ needs. They have three Medical Doctors – Dr. Scott Dunn, Dr. Dan Meulenberg, and Dr. Jeremy Waters; one Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Dr. Kara Waters; and three Nurse Practitioners – Nichole Grimm, F.N.P., Jane Hoover, F.N.P. and their newest member of the team Paige Harding, F.N.P. The nurse practitioners are a team of qualified professionals who are able to prescribe medication, make referrals when necessary, and diagnose and treat patients. “They are able to do everything for our patients as part of our team,” said Dr. Meulenberg.

While nurse practitioners are often referred to as nurses, this does not accurately reflect their advanced education, professional accreditation and scope of practice. Nurse Practitioners are nurses with advanced clinical training and graduate-level education who can provide a variety of services, including the diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Family Health Center’s Nichole Grimm, FNP is a certified family nurse practitioner

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Jane Hoover, FNP joined Family Health Center in 2013 bringing with her over 35 years in the healthcare field. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1996. Jane enjoys assisting her patients in helping them manage and prevent diseases and chronic illness through lifestyle changes. Her philosophy is working with her patients in a collaborative effort so they are an active participant in their healthcare plan. The newest member of the team is Paige Harding, FNP who completed her nurse practitioner program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Paige enjoys providing primary care to clients across the lifespan with a special interest in preventative health care, smoking cessation and women’s health. Whatever your medical needs, Family Health Center is your partner on the journey to living a healthy life. To learn more about their providers and the Patient Portal, visit their website at or call them at 208.263.1435.

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Best of Sandpoint Sandpoint’s best businesses.

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!

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Art Works Gallery

Come join in the celebration of a Sandpoint summer tradition—Art Walk. Art Works will host an opening reception on Friday, June 20th, from 5:30 to 8pm. Come meet Art Works’ artists and see what’s new in an amazing variety of locally created, affordable works of art! Unique. Memorable. Local. Sandpoint—214 North First Avenue | 208.263.2642 f/sandpointartworks

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


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

Have Brush Will Travel

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


Summer’s here, it’s time to sparkle! Glennsglass has been creating beautiful colors with dichroic glass for over 20 years and is now available in Sandpoint. With handmade, one-ofa-kind sterling silver dichroic earrings, to pendants, barrettes & more. Glennsglass also has breathtaking fused dichroic wall art that will personalize and brighten any home or office. Available exclusively at Art Works Gallery, located on 1st across from The Hive in beautiful downtown Sandpoint & The Groove Studio in Bonners Ferry. Sandpoint—214 North First Avenue f Glennsglass | 208.263.2642

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


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 | | 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

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Expanded days and hours for your convenience. New Patients Always Welcome! Dr. Johnson utilizes the newest and greatest dental techniques. Learn more about Dr. Johnson and our flexible payment options. Visit “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on our latest offers, or call to hear about our new and returning patient specials. Ponderay—Hwy 200 by the Elks Golf Course 208.946.4329

Arts&Entertainment SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS May 30 - June 15 - Blithe Spirit at Ignite! This much-revived smash hit of the London and Broadway stages comes to Ignite! Community Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, WA. Curtain times are 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday Evenings, and 2:00 pm for Sunday Matinees. For more information please contact Scott Finlayson, Artistic Director, Ignite! Community Theatre - (509) 795-0004. June 5-7 - The Lunchbox. As part of the Global Cinema Cafe Series, the Panida Theater will be hosting a screening of this film at 7:30pm. For more information call 208.263.9191 June 7 - Ken Rokicki. Ken Rokicki is performing as part of the Summer Sounds concert series, from 4-6pm at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar next to Arlo’s. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 208.255.1876 June 13 - Contra Dance. Enjoy live music, dance your heart out, and meet your neighbors at the Sandpoint Community Hall from 7-10pm. For more information, e-mail or call 208.263.6751. June 13-14 - 20 Years of Music Making

Jacey’s Race Helping the fight against childhood cancer. By Melody Knaggs. CANCER. Just the thought can strike fear in every parent’s heart. For Jacey Lawson’s family that fear became a reality in the spring of 2001 when Nanci Grayson Jenkins discovered a small protrusion from Jacey’s stomach. Within in a few short days they were fighting to save her daughter’s life, and the bills started rolling in. In an effort to help Nanci deal with all the expenses, her friends, Erin Moore and Ron Jenkins, organized Jacey’s Race, a 5k and 1k run/ walk with the goal of raising funds and awareness of childhood cancer in their former state of Colorado. When the family moved to Sandpoint in 2005, they brought the tradition of Jacey’s Race with the hope of helping local families as they struggle through the  overwhelming financial and emotional stress that a life threatening illness can bring. Entirely staffed by non-paid volunteers, the race features a timed 5K running race, for persons of all ages, along with a 1K walk/ fun run for children and parents that will

not be timed. Children 12 and under are free and at the end of the race there will be tents set up with food, water, and free massages for racers. Every year the proceeds from Jacey’s Race help benefit several children from our area that are currently afflicted with a life threatening disease. The 2014 beneficiaries include Brian Moore 11 years old with medulloblastoma brain tumor, Mariah Lauzon 14 years old with Hodgkins Disease, and Nevaeh Flynn 6 years old with A.L.L. Donations are also given to Bonner General Health’s Pediatric Department, Wishing Star’s Sandpoint chapter, and Community Cancer Services. While Jacey is now happy, healthy and cancer-free she still serves as an ambassador for Jacey’s Race with the hope that her story can inspire these children who are experiencing what no child should ever have to. For more information please visit and see what you can do to help the fight against childhood cancer.

First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive St, will host the Pend Oreille Chorale and Chamber Orchestra as they celebrate their 40th concert. The performance is free with a Friday concert starting at 7pm and a Saturday concert beginning at 3pm. For more information call 208.263.0199 June 14 - Bright Moments Trio. Bright Moments Trio is part of the Summer Sounds concert series and will be playing from 4-6pm at the Park Place Stage, on the corner of First and Cedar by Arlo’s. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 208.255.1876 June 19-21 - The Grand Budapest Hotel. As part of the Global Cinema Cafe Series, the Panida Theater will be hosting a screening of this film at 7:30pm. For more information call 208.263.9191


June 20 - ArtWalk. POAC sponsors this annual, revolving, art exhibit starting with opening reception at Art Works from 5:30 to 8pm. Come meet local artists and see what’s new in an amazing variety of locally created, affordable works of art! The art exhibits will remain on display at 20 or so downtown galleries through September 12. For more information visit or call 208.263.6139 June 21 - Monarch Mountain Band. Monarch Mountain Band plays for the Summer Sounds concert series

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from 4-6pm at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar by Arlo’s. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 208.255.1876 June 26-28 - Saving Mr. Banks. As part of the Global Cinema Cafe Series, the Panida Theater will be hosting a screening of this film at 7:30pm. For more information call 208.263.9191

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 5/2 - Britchy Folk Duo - Missoula’s acoustic Americana duo. 5/9 - Flying Mammals - Inland Northwest-based trio of brothers. 5/17 - One Street Over - Guitar wonder with roots in Nashville. 5/23 - Captain Wilson Conspiracy - Jazz duo and modern synthesis. 5/24 - Bare Grass - Funky bluegrass. 220 Cedar Street closing act.

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 trinityatcitybeach.



June 28 - Folk Remedy. Folk Remedy performs at the Park Place Stage, corner of First and Cedar, from 4-6pm, as part of the Summer Sounds concert series. Go to or call 208.255.1876 for more information.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES June 7 - “Bark for Life”. Come support a great cause as you walk your dog! Sandpoint Community Assistance League is sponsoring a Poker Dog Walk from 8 am-12 pm on the Dover Bay Balto Dog Loop. All donations will go to North Idaho Relay for Life. June 7 - Arbor Day Celebration and Arboretum Open House. The community is invited to attend an open house for Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Arboretum and Bonner County Historical Society from 9am-1pm at Lakeview Park, next to the Bonner County Historical Museum at 611 S. Ella Ave. For more information go to June 8 - 2nd Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K & 10K. Starting at Sandpoint City Beach, the fun run/walk takes place along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek at 9am. Call 208.265.9565 or visit for more information.

Cruise departs from Sandpoint City Beach at 5:30pm and will return at 8pm. Visit LakePendOreilleCruises. com or call 208.255.5253 June 13 - SIXTH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. The Annual Golf Tournament is held at Mirror Lake Golf Course in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and is one of two annual events that Fry Healthcare Foundation. Call 208.267.4851 to sign up as a Golf Tournament Sponsor or register as a player June 14 - Summer Tailgate Sale. Hosted by Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, from 8am-1pm. Enjoy a great day of bargains from many vendors! Free admission for shoppers or rent a space for just $10, call 208.627.8121 to reserve a space or visit


June 8 - Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Trail Ride. Hosted by Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd, the ride heads out at 11am. This fundraising event features horseback riding to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information visit sjVPortal/public/event/page/displayEventPage. June 8 - Clark Fork Delta Cruise. Enjoy this amazing opportunity to cruise the spectacular Clark Fork Delta aboard the Shawnodese. The cruise leaves at 1pm from Kramer Marina in East Hope, and returns at 4pm. Visit or call 208.255.5253 for more information. June 12 through August 28 - Dinner and Eagle Watching Cruise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, come enjoy a buffet style dinner, catered by Pend Oreille Pasta, as the Shawnodese cruises to observe the resident bald eagles.

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June 16 - Natural Weed Control. Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm hosts an Organic Gardening Workshop from 10-12:30pm. More information at or call 208.263.8957 June 20-22 - Pend d’Oreille Winery Anniversary Party. Come celebrate with Pend d’Oreille Winery at their new location at the corner of Cedar St and Third Avenue as

Arts&Entertainment CHECK OUT WWW.SANDPOINTLIVING.COM FOR A COMPLETE CALENDAR OF EVENTS! they host a fun-filled, weekend long, anniversary party. For more information go to June 20-21 - Relay for Life. Relay for Life will kick off at 6pm in the Bonner County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Building. Come join us as we raise awareness and money for cancer research. For more information visit June 21 - CHAFE 150. The CHAFE 150 begins at City Beach Park in Sandpoint, travels north to Bonners Ferry, east to Troy Montana, south along the Bull River Valley and then back to Sandpoint City Beach Park via Clark Fork and along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Register online at:


runs to choose from: a 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles). Both runs begin at 9am at the Boundary County Fairgrounds.To get a registration form visit the Kootenai River Run website: or email June 21 - Get Your Groove On Summer Kick-Off Party. Put on your best 60’s outfit and come to Hope’s Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl, from 4-9pm for fun celebration to help kick off an amazing summer. Admission is free. Call 208.264.5481 for more information

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UPCOMING EVENTS July 4 - 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.


June 21 - Battle of the Bulls. This annual bull riding and barrel racing contest will kick off at 7pm in the Outdoor Arena of the Bonner County Fairgrounds. There will be a dance to follow in Holly’s Barn. Call 208.263.8414 or visit June 26 - Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park from 5:30-8pm. Come taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, sample hand-crafted beers and local wines, enjoy a cook-off and relax live music. Visit or call 208.263.0887

June 21 - Pampurrred Pets 10 Year Celebration. Pampurrred Pets, 210 N. Triangle Dr. in Ponderay, will be celebrating from 11-4pm. Event proceeds will be donated to PAS. 208.263.0777 for more information. or call 208.263.8957

June 29 - Schweitzer Summer Celebration. Enjoy the summer season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Visit or call 208.255.3081 for more information June 30 - Natural Pest Management. Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm hosts an Organic Gardening Workshop from 10-12:30pm. More information at

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 or call 208.263.9066

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SPORTS “It makes me feel alive. It’s like that dog you see with its head out the window, wind blowing his ears back, tongue hanging out, it just makes my soul happy.”

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SANDPOINT HIGH SCHOOL. BY PATTY HUTCHENS. LILY DEARAGON KNOWS what it takes to succeed. It is more than hard work and determination. It also requires a focused mind. “Don’t go into something blindly. Have a plan, think about the situation and create multiple sources of action and take in as many variables as possible,” said the Sandpoint High School senior. “Always assess.”

has also ventured out and tried new sports such as cross-country and basketball.

That philosophy has taken the young athlete far in life. “I started playing soccer when I was four and wrestling when I was five. I have done okay over the years in my sports winning a number of state and national titles in wrestling as well as becoming an All American,” said Lily. “My love now is track.”

After graduation Lily plans to move to California to attend either the College of the Redwoods or Monterey Peninsula College, then transfer to Humboldt State to pursue her Bachelor of Science in marine science. But her dreams don’t stop there.

Lily has placed at state in the 4x1 relay and the 200 and 400 meter run. But she has not stopped at track and wrestling. She

With school and athletics, it is a wonder that Lily has much free time. But when she does she enjoys a variety of things such as reading, music, going to tea, finding old books in used book stores, rock climbing, playing mahjong and adventuring.

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the study of fish. “I am a curious person. I enjoy finding things out. I love solving puzzles. I love science.” As for running, don’t expect Lily to slow down anytime soon. “It makes me feel alive. It’s like that dog you see with its head out the window, wind blowing his ears back, tongue hanging out, it just makes my soul happy.” Favorite food: Lumpia. “They are like egg rolls but only ten times better.” Favorite teacher: “Mr. Fitchett. I love the way he provokes my mind into really looking into issues and the reasoning behind it. It is a nice change for a teacher to ask you your opinions instead of telling you what is right.”

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SANDPOINT HIGH SCHOOL. BY PATTY HUTCHENS. SENIOR HARLEY NEWHART is grateful to his friend Carson Paull for encouraging him to play sports. “He got me into sports in 7th grade where we played junior tackle together,” said Harley. “I realized then that sports was my thing.” The following year Harley played lacrosse and he quickly discovered that was his favorite. “The community and tradition behind the game are probably two things that I love most about lacrosse,” said Harley who made the varsity lacrosse team as a sophomore and made varsity football his junior year. Harley is most proud of the fact he was chosen as captain of his lacrosse team his junior year. “This is probably my biggest athletic achievement because my coach makes his captains much more than the guys who go out during the coin toss,” said Harley. “Being a captain has allowed me to grow not only in the spirit of lacrosse, but it also has taught me what it takes to be a true leader.” With a 3.7 GPA Harley will be attending Boise State where he plans to major in Business Entrepreneurship and minor in Sports Medicine or Kinesiology. His goal

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is to one day own a gym where he can help train kids to reach their athletic potential. As for lacrosse, Harley plans to continue at the collegiate level. “In all honesty, I’m excited about the level of commitment that playing college lacrosse comes with.” With sports can come injuries, and Harley has had his share. “Coming back from surgery and injuries is one of the hardest things I’ve faced in my sports career,” said Harley who said it was a challenge to have to start over so many times. He found other challenges too along the way. “As a captain, I have had to undergo major character changes in order to become a

good leader. Luckily, my coach Matt Schreiber was there for me along the way. He is the one who pushes me so hard to become not only a good captain and leader, but just a good man in general.” With so many great memories from his athletic career, Harley said it is difficult to choose just one. But one constant thread through it all was the friendships he made. “I will never forget the fact that I did all those things and made all those memories with some of my best friends- especially Carson,” said Harley. Favorite Teacher: Scott Fitchett. “He is young and enthusiastic, yet still full of so much wisdom. He treats all his students like his own children and all he wants is to see them grow.”

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

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Let Us Entertain You! North Idaho bursting with theatrical talent. By Teresa Pesce.

THE REASON ACADEMY AWARD ACCEPTANCE speeches are long is because the recipients don’t want to leave anyone out of the credits in the brain-swirling excitement of the moment. After all, although only a few receive public recognition, the truth is it takes many to put on the fabulous performances in the world of theatre. Writing an article about theatre in Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene is like that. Our lakeside towns are alive with talented people and creative enterprises. Art, dance, music, film, theatre ~ it’s rumored that the muses live in pinetreed seclusion here and inspire the endless expression of creativity among us. I believe it. Sandpoint Onstage is one such production company contributing to the theatre scene. It is in its sixth season of searching out new directors, playwrights and actors and presenting their creative gifts to the community. Some of its many productions include the following: • Wild-card international director Jesus Quintero recently directed a magnificently disturbing production of “The Bad Seed.” Chills are still rippling through the community. Next? “Frankenstein” at Halloween (perfect timing!) with a rock-themed and lightening-lashed vision that promises to be amazing. Dates are October 31 and November 1, 7, 8. • Another international connection was made when Canadian playwright Michael Wilmot submitted several scripts. His acclaimed comedy, “710 Split,” a redneck romp with a twist ending, promises hick hilarity to the max when it is performed September 5, 6, 12, 13.

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“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” - Oscar Wilde

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Lis De Sa Fonseca (seated) and Alara Langley gave a chilling blended portrayal of Rhoda’s double-edged character in “The Bad Seed,” directed by the brilliant Jesús Quintero and produced by Sandpoint Onstage. Photo by Marie-Dominique Verdier.

Ariel, played by Hannah Betcher, greets a fan during a recent production of the Little Mermaid. Photo by Kristi Harrison.

• Producer, director, actress and teacher Jillian Kramer has joined talents with Sandpoint Onstage to hold Film Production Boot Camps for kids (next one July 21-25, 2014) where graduates celebrate the red-carpet premiere of their movie in the Panida Little Theatre! Please contact to pre-register. Brand new and brilliant, Growing Dreams Productions is the new force in children’s theatre. Jeannie Hunter, teacher, producer, and director of theatre at Sandpoint High School, teamed up with Taryn Quayle, a brilliant tech director, choreographer and actress, and Sandpoint High School music conductor Jon Brownell to form “an educationally-based youth performing arts production company dedicated to growing the dreams of young people by nurturing success through commitment, compassion, cooperation, community.” Their premiere production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” was a resounding success. Their future is wishing-star bright and will be one of the dearest early memories of theatre for many great actors and actresses. Chris Herron and Madelyn Elliott have formed a new theatrical group with the tongue-incheck name, “Unknown Locals.” They invite the public to FREE readings of established and new plays (with refreshments served) in the downstairs meeting room of the Sandpoint Heartwood Center. They invite you to suggest plays on their Facebook page! Playwright Herron’s newest knife’s-edge comedy, “Your Mom” will be presented at a location TBA on November 14, 15, 21, 22, 2014, directed by Herron and produced by Elliott. Community film and theatre impresario Ron Ragone is producing the Broadway smash hit romantic comedy, “Mary Mary” at the Heartwood Center on June 20, 21, 27, 28 presented by Sandpoint Onstage. It will be followed by “The Red Hot Patriot” in October, a tour-de-femaleforce, one-woman show starring Miriam Robinson. Traveling 90 minutes south, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre is thriving, to the sighs of relief from grateful theatre lovers. When financial issues almost forced them to take their last bow, a deus ex machina saved the day in the person of Laura Little, a former executive director of the theatre who agreed to return to the job. Little is that rare combination of creative genius and deft administrator, able to save the theatre without sacrificing the show. One of her many smart changes was trimming down to two big shows rather than four and presenting at the 400-seat Salvation Army’s Kroc Center rather than the 1,100-seat North Idaho College’s Schuler Performing Arts Center. Little is joined by the new artistic director, Jadd Davis, originally from Post Falls and fresh from nine years of

It’s rumored that the muses live in pine-treed seclusion here and inspire the endless expression of creativity among us. I believe it. working professionally as an actor and singer. Performances you certainly won’t want to miss include the upcoming Broadway musicals “The Adams Family” and “My Fair Lady,” with the much loved Patty Duke playing the redoubtable Mrs. Higgens. Staged reading fundraisers, “Around the World in 80 Days” and “The Odd Couple”, will pack out the theatre, and their “Teen Cabaret” fundraiser will showcase the next generation of singers and actors at the Jacklin Arts Center. Recently Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon performed A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at the Lake City Playhouse as a benefit for the playhouse and Coeur d’Alene Public Library. In a happy meeting of the minds, George Green, executive artistic director, considered it an honor as well as an “emotional highlight” to have the couple, area residents and longtime patrons of the theatre, perform

The recently opened Heartwood Center in Sandpoint is a new venue that will be used for many theater events. Photo by Kathy Andruzak.

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at the playhouse, and Travolta said she and her husband, Bannon feel that “… both the library foundation and LCP are wonderful representations of what our community has to offer,” said Travolta. “It just gets better and better,” added Bannon. “In 1990 a good house was 300. In 2014, a good house is 1100.” The Playhouse is rounding out the 2014 season with the musical, “Guys and Dolls” from June 6th to the 28th, and a summer encore performance of “Avenue Q” on July 25, 26, 27, 31 and August 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9. Theatre may wax and wane and occasionally go dormant. But as long as creative energy works its way out from the heart to the world, there will be actors, directors, playwrights, producers and crafters of technical stage marvels. And audiences. Always audiences. We are so very lucky to be in an area with an abundance of all of the above. to pre-register

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ShopinStyle Hello Gorgeous! SUMMER 2014 CLOTHING TRENDS FOR THE FASHIONISTA IN ALL OF US. BY SARAH POLYAKOV. FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER asked me about my philosophy on beauty, they will remember that I believe all women are beautiful and each woman has a one-ofa-kind beauty that is unique to her. But, I also believe that each woman’s innate beauty is enhanced through the clothing and accessories that she wears. When women are dressed in fashionable ensembles that also make them feel good, they enhance their innate beauty and radiate confidence. Summer has arrived and this season’s trends offer some wonderful choices for assembling outfits that are completely you! I am happy to report that the trends for the summer of 2014 are both vibrant and multifaceted. Most of the offerings for this season are a hit and highly wearable for everyone. Many of the summer trends can be matched with pieces we already own, and they have arrived in stores near you. Some of the delightful offerings for this summer include lightweight tunics with boho embroidery, nautically themed striped shirts; floaty dresses rendered in tropical florals; tailored t-shirts, chic shrugs, and pieces shaded in a rainbow of decidedly subdued pastels. Then there is the array of accessories being offered for the fashionista in each of us. This summer’s accessory offering is bold and beautiful and each piece takes center stage. These include standout pieces like chunky tribal necklaces, glamorous metal belts, elegantly dyed straw hats, and rough-cut stone earrings in glorious shades of greens. Put on a pair of artisan leather sandals, and voila, your summer ensemble is complete. The best part of it all is that there is something for everyone since most of the summer trends are both versatile and flattering. Incorporating Trends Into Your Closet One of the best parts about this season is that we are seeing a lot of mixing and matching of varied textures and styles. Because of this, freshening up your closet with some new pieces will be a breeze. Why not try one of this summer’s boho tunics with your favorite pair of jeans? How about adding a pair of chunky earrings and finishing your ensemble with some tribalinspired leather sandals? This combination, which is infinitely flattering, can easily be worn to so many different casual events, while still being a stand out. For the evening, I love the idea of dressing up one of this season’s tropical floral sundresses. Pair this type of dress with a chiffon shrug or lightweight bolero and a pair of art deco inspired earrings just to mix it up a bit. Add a pair of dressy sandals with heels and you are ready to go to an evening of wine tasting or on a sunset cruise. If you would like to see more examples of outfit ideas for the summer of 2014, please follow me on my blog at There you will find photos of breezy summer outfits and more fashion tips.

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317 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint, ID Join us to say HELLO SUMMER! Friday, June 6th from 5-8pm. Music, cocktails, drawings, sales...and introducing...Be Junk Chic! Upstairs at ZZ. Chalk paint, furniture, decor, all funky and fun! Live demonstration of how chalk paint can bring old furniture to new life. Did we mention cocktails? Open 7 days a week.

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Eve’s Leaves

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

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Step into the exotic at Santosha! Our latest custom designed clothes, bags and jewelry have just arrived. Silks from Vietnam, cotton dresses and tops from Bali and the new Santosha Line of hand made leather bags from the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Unusual and all hand made items only at Santosha! We also have teen-kini’s! f/santoshaimports 504.554.0224

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Petal Talk

120 W. Cedar St. | Sandpoint, ID Petal Talk is Sandpoint’s premier floral studio that specializes in lush textural floral design and much more. With the start of summer, we are excited that locally grown Bee Haven bundles are back. Stop by for our unique plants, clever gifts or just to celebrate the bounty of this beautiful season.

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When it comes to play with a purpose, there’s no place like Zandoozles Toys. Located behind the Guesthouse Lodge off Highway 95 in Ponderay, Zandoozles is the place for games, puzzles, activity kits, art supplies and science projects. Stimulate the imagination with role play toys, like doll houses, kitchens, costumes and more. Learn engineering skills with train sets, Erector sets and other construction toys. Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10-5. Like us on f.

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Syringa Salon

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

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Reynolds Auto Sales, Inc. 469061 Hwy 95 | Sagle, ID

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

Christian Thompson Century 21 Riverstone

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

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Carey Spears Insurance

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


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

Established in 1923, Nieman’s Floral & Garden Goods offers creative, elegant and fun floral design along with garden goods and advice that will inspire any gardener. Located in the heart of downtown, we are a full service floral shop offering flower design and plant offerings for every occasion, along with fun, garden inspired gifts and decor. Nieman’s offers delivery throughout the Sandpoint and surrounding areas for your convenience. We love weddings! Let us help make your upcoming wedding unforgettable with our beautiful wedding designs. Call or stop by today! Check out our Pinterest page and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on specials. p f f/NiemansFloral 208.263.3024 June 2014 | Sandpoint Living Local   51


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Please join our team or make a donation to this great event. It’s as easy as staying active throughout the day, in any way you chose, to help raise awareness and funds for research and care. Go to the in_my_community_59330.asp and search for team “May Love” to participate or get more information.

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Middle-Aged Musings How can they know? 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. YOUTH DOESN’T UNDERSTAND what it’s like to feel older. And why should they understand the encroaching limits of age? Well, in some cases, it would be nice. Case in point: youthful fitness trainers. Young and muscular, able to run like a deer inspired by spring and enjoy extreme sports without a second thought, they don’t get breathless on a staircase, have to clutch nearby gym equipment for support to stand up after a knee bend, or perform embarrassing contortions to get up from the floor. When you’re older and out of shape and have hired a trainer to correct your out-of-shapeness, you somehow have to communicate to this living statue of physical perfection that you

would love to hold that 30 lb. weight and do a deep knee bend, but you can’t do the deep knee bend even WITHOUT the 30 lb. weight! Can we start with just doing a knee FLEX? I watched one young Olympian instruct a gentleman in his early 70s to sort of stride-leap from one plastic disc to another around the room. At first, the man did fairly well, but soon he was beet-red, chest heaving, wobbling dangerously as he landed each time, as the trainer gazed fondly at him and let him keep going. I had my cell phone dialed one digit short of 9-1-1, just in case.

Tinkerbell sparkled into life at the touch of a Disney paintbrush and has always been a size two! Today, she lives in gyms and fitness centers in the form of beautiful young fitness trainers who think five pounds is a serious weight gain. Being significantly overweight is an entirely foreign experience to many of them. They don’t know how it feels to move when you’re heavy. When they stand, they simply use their legs. They don’t need the trick of pushing on the chair arms to launch yourself out of your seat. It’s the same with getting up from the exercise mat. They practically levitate up, while we have to use our arms and our legs to get off the floor, and then straighten our legs while bending over, and then straighten up from the waist. These petite perfections don’t know the simple act of rolling over in bed can involve thrashing like a beached manatee if you’re maneuvering enough extra pounds. So with the best of intentions, these twinkly Tinkerbells lead the out-of-shape and overweight in exercises, cheering “Woohoo!” and sprinkling “Good job’s” like fairy dust, with absolutely no idea of what their

These petite perfections don’t know the simple act of rolling over in bed can involve thrashing like a beached manatee if you’re maneuvering enough extra pounds.

client is experiencing. Even if these perfect beings all wore “fat suits” for a week, it wouldn’t help because the suits don’t contain the weight dragging us down constantly. They can’t know the fatigue, the clumsiness, the embarrassment. So we must break it to them gently that their three sets of twelve must be two sets of three, walking equals jogging, and what goes down will probably not come up without help. How else can they know? So speak up! When you catch your breath, that is. 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.

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Discover your inner athlete. By Lisa Paull, Certified Personal Trainer, FAST Program Director at PneuThera in Sandpoint. HOW ARE YOU PERFORMING TODAY? Are you still spending more time sitting on the couch than being active? Are you eating healthier? Is that pain still nagging at you? Over the past five months, I have tried to pave the way for you to move towards a better physical you. I’ve given you tools to motivate yourself toward exercise and to alter your eating habits for a healthier lifestyle. The concept of a balanced body was introduced, encouraging you to see where your aches and pains might originate and how the concepts of vibration and personal training would assist you in moving through and past those hurdles. To perform is to carry out an action or undertaking with great skill and care, in accordance with a plan or design. To become accomplished and achieve in performance connotes the successful completion of something that requires tenacity or talent despite difficulty. Positive change does not necessarily come easy, but the rewards on the other side can be great. You no longer have to accept that where you are now is your destiny. You have the power to change your future and your levels of performance in all aspects of your life. For many of us, this may mean being able to garden without pain, golf without stiffening up, or hike our beautiful mountain trails without worrying about repercussions. For some it may mean improving our tennis game or our golf score. For the athlete, performance is everything. One cannot expect to slack on the off season and bring their best to the field or court. Additionally, training incorrectly or when the body is not in balance can

heighten the propensity toward injury and prevent the athlete from competing at their full potential. Sports performance training assesses the athlete along with the demands of their specific sport, integrating flexibility, cardio-respiratory, core strength, balance, plyometrics (jumping), speed, agility, and strength training to allow the athlete to meet these demands. A thorough functional movement screening determines the major strengths and power leaks in the athlete and corrective and restorative exercises are administered to address these issues. For performance success, the athlete as a whole needs to be addressed. Proper nutrition is imperative for appropriate muscle development. Periodization, devoting certain periods of time during a given year to different types and intensities of exercise depending upon when optimal performance is needed, is an important concept to understand and implement. Mental and psychological issues and tendencies that can thwart or increase performance need to be addressed. With a proper sports performance program, the athlete can improve immensely in a short period of time. Just eight to nine weeks, thirty two hours of training, will demonstrate the potential for vast improvement in all areas of accomplishment. Increase your explosive power, reactions, speed and agility. Entering the sports season prepared for workouts and competition is the edge you need to succeed. Don’t consider yourself athletic? Include these types of exercises in your workout routine! Perhaps you will find the athlete in you.

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Chiropractic Care

It’s not just for adults! By Susan Hoffman. CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS SAFE and not restricted to adults who are complaining of a bad back or stiff neck. The various techniques, which include manipulative, cranial, sacro-occipatal, myofascial as well as stretch and exercise techniques, are ideal for both adults and children. Spinal complaints from adults often originate from birth. A traumatic or difficult birth can result in stress to the infant’s skull, neck, shoulders, hips, spinal column and pelvis. Research has shown that even though a child may appear free from pain, the initial damage from various birth or childhood traumas affects the future and wellbeing of the function of the nervous system. Newborns and Babies Children of this age have no way of communicating pain except by their crying and general irritability. Chiropractors are trained to

Research has proven that with proper spinal care one is able to attain optimum health in daily living.

examine nerves, muscles and ligaments in the spine. In addition to a pediatrician consult, a visit to a chiropractor can be beneficial. The exam might involve finger pressure into a muscle or ligament or gentle holding of the skull in different positions. The exam is not painful or aggressive. Toddlers Toddlers are very busy and adventuresome and there are many developmental changes involving coordination, reflexes and spacial awareness. A typical toddler experiences falls, and although minor, can result in significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) which may lead to more serious issues later in life. The crucial nerve system can be impaired by such traumas. Research has proven that with proper spinal care one is able to attain optimum health in daily living. Clinicians also will tell us that the nervous system controls and coordinates the essential functions of our entire body-circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune systems. Preteens and Teenagers Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, and if it goes undetected a child experiences a disfiguring problem. The typical growth spurt happens between 12-16 years of age. The critical culprit of this situation is often the ever present backpack, which often is extremely heavy and is not worn ergonomically correct. This is also the age of sports mania-football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, skiing, hockey, volleyball, tennis, horseback riding, and lacrosse. And the newest sport- the computer! Many of these activities involve falls or

being hit hard or thrown to the ground, and the computer lends itself to poor posture and cranial misalignment. The ideal situation is to catch a problem and fix it immediately to prevent further injury and ailments. Chiropractic care is not a treatment for disease but strives to reduce spinal nerve stress. Many parents have reported chiropractic care to be successful with their children’s health issues such as earaches, upper respiratory infections, neck pain, muscle pain, allergies, accidental injuries, colic, and digestive disorders. Chiropractic care is gentle, noninvasive and drug free and the American Chiropractic Association reports a considerable increase in people who seek care and give a positive endorsement of the benefits. One patient reports, “ Chiropractic for me is wellness and healthy wellbeing for life. It is so wonderful to feel good all the time and to know that I will feel like this for a lifetime.”

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Pend Oreille Bay Trail Fun Run Sunday June 8th, 2014 Shriners Pancake Breakfast Saturday June 14th, 2014, 7:30am-11am Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Father's Day Brunch Sunday June 15th, 2014 8am-2pm Made to Order Omelettes, Prime Rib, Leg of Lamb, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Bacon & Sausage, Salmon with Dill Cream sauce, and much more. $16.95 per person, $8.95 per child.

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Trinity at City Beach

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

The Pie Hut

La Rosa Club

Miller’s Country Store

Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters

Kokanee Coffee

Shoga Sushi Bar

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

Forty-One South brings sushi back to Sandpoint. Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine. Beautiful waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Open in the evenings Wednesday-Sunday. 41 Lakeshore 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. 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. 105 S. First Ave. | Sandpoint, ID 208.263.0211

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

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

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Summer Grilling

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THE COLD OF WINTER and the wind and showers of spring are behind us making it prime time to get outside and fire up the grill. While it’s most common to grill steaks, burgers, and hotdogs, pretty much anything can be grilled - from fruits and veggies to homemade pizzas. In our fast food, microwave ready society, we’re accustomed to getting our food quickly, but when it comes to the grill it’s almost always better to slow down and take your time. By cranking up the heat, you can cook your hamburgers in just a couple of minutes, but you’re also burning up much of the flavor. By setting your grill on low heat, the meat cooks slowly and evenly. You can tell when a burger is ready to flip once the juice has risen up across the whole patty. Remember to try and only flip the burgers once, as the more you flip them the more juice escapes, and the drier the meat will be when it reaches your plate. Another benefit to cooking low and slow is maximum control over the temperature of the meat. If you are cooking for several people and some like a steak rare while others prefer medium-well, you can simply add the eventually well-done meat first and add the rare steaks later. This method also allows more room for error so if you get caught up in conversation (which is what a BBQ is for!) or need to make a quick run to the cooler, you won’t accidently overcook your meal. Another summer favorite is a rack of BBQ ribs. This is where low and slow really comes into play. When cooking ribs it’s best to turn the grill up to high and cook them for about 4 minutes per side. This seals the meat and

will help retain the flavor as they cook. Then cook low and slow. Generally speaking the longer you give the ribs, the more tender the meat will be. Your ribs will be edible in a couple of hours, but you’ll be tearing the meat from the bone. If you have the patience to wait a good 7 to 8 hours, the meat will fall right off and you’ll be a happy camper. By grilling low and slow, you’re locking in more flavors, having more room for error, and can enjoy conversation while cooking. It’s often hard for us to turn off our “need it now” brains, but here in the northwest we have just a few short months to enjoy the long sunny nights of summer. Plan on dinner a little later this summer and see how much more flavor your meal can have. For more grilling tips and the finest natural cut meats in Coeur d’Alene, visit Tim’s Special Cut Meats at 7397 N. Government Way.


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BuffaloChickenand Bleu Cheese Onion Bombs GatherIngredients:

Blue Cheese Center Cut The Center Cut Blue Cheese is the premium selection of the Blue Cheese Wheel... deliciously rich and developed in flavor. Litehouse Artisan Cheese is Hand-Crafted and aged 100days. Our Blue Cheese is made with Single Source Milk and is r-BST Free.

• 2 medium white, yellow or sweet onions • 1 lb ground chicken breast • 1/2 cup bread crumbs • 1 large egg • 1/4 cup minced onion (taken from above onions) • 1/4 cup minced celery • 1 Tbsp Litehouse Foods Instantly Fresh Garlic • 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco) • 1 teaspoon salt • 4 oz Litehouse Food’s Blue Cheese Center Cut • 4 oz Litehouse Food’s Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing • Garnish: Celery ribs

Bread of Life Bakery

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

PutItTogether: 2 1 Cut onions in half salt. Form into eight meatballs. lengthwise from top to bottom. Slice off attached ends. Carefully peel apart onion layers and set aside approximately 16 of the best-shaped halves. Mince some of the leftover onion to get the 1/4 cup required for the meatballs.

In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, minced onion, minced celery, garlic, hot sauce and

Using your thumb, make an indention into the center of each. Place approximately 1 teaspoon of blue cheese in the indention and then reform meat to enclose. Wrap each meatball with two halves of onion layer. Halves don’t need to match perfectly, overlap if needed.

Delightful Choices

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

Wrap each meatball tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Cook over indirect heat (grill or campfire) at approximate temperature of 400 F degrees. Cook foil-covered onion bombs for approximately 30 minutes, flipping once. To serve, unwrap each onion bomb from foil and drizzle with blue cheese dressing.

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The Hydra Steakhouse

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 June 2014 | Sandpoint Living Local   63

Sandpoint Marina in downtown Sandpoint.

Dover Bay Marina.

Weekend Getaway

Enjoy sunshine, boating and dining on Lake Pend Oreille. By Patty Hutchens. WHETHER YOU ARE A SAILOR, a fisherman, or a wake boarder, Lake Pend Oreille and its waterfront amenities are a place at which you will feel right at home. John Sletager is the Project Manager at Dover Bay Development, one of three waterfront locations owned by Waterfront Property Management. He points out that each of the company’s three locations is unique, and all offer a family friendly atmosphere for those seeking to live, vacation, recreate or dine in or near Sandpoint. One of the marinas owned by Waterfront Property Management is Holiday Shores. Located in Hope, a short 20 minute breathtaking scenic drive from Sandpoint, there is much this beautiful setting has to offer. “There is Sweet Lou’s Restaurant, a café, convenience store and a gas dock,” said Marie Garvey of the Dover Bay sales team. Sletager added that the café, which serves breakfast and lunch, has become a favorite of many. In distinguishing the unique features of each location, Garvey points out that Holiday Shores is one of the favorite areas for sailors given the fact boaters have access to the entire lake without the concern of bridges which may prohibit access from the Pend Oreille River to the lake. For those seeking to explore downtown Sandpoint, Waterfront Property Management offers the Sandpoint Marina. From there, boaters can dock and be within walking distance of shops, restaurants, walking paths and the Farmers’ Market, just to name a few. If you don’t have a boat but would like to explore the country’s fifth deepest lake, you can rent a boat from Sandpoint Marine and Motorsports at this marina. While Hope and Sandpoint marinas are known to many, Dover Bay is one of the better kept secrets in North Idaho. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, Dover Bay is now home to 180 families. Dover Bay, located just 3 miles west of Sandpoint off Highway 2 and a 45 minute drive from Coeur d’Alene, has given residents and visitors an abundance of wonderful memories – including over 50 weddings that have taken place at the beautiful waterside setting.

But there is much more to Dover Bay than the scenic views and beautiful marina. There are homes for sale and rental properties available to match everyone’s budget. From beach bungalows located near the fitness center, year round outdoor pool and Dover Bay Café and Market, to the large upscale homes in 11 distinct neighborhoods, the 285 acres, half of which are protected, makes one feel as though they are far away from all the stress of everyday life. And yet if you are seeking to be more social, the Marina Village has become a favorite of many for special gatherings, nightly get-togethers, boating excursions and more. For those seeking to take in a walk and enjoy the natural surroundings, there are over nine miles of walking trails located on nine acres of park in the Dover Bay Community. Describing the convenience of Dover Bay’s location, Sletager points out that it is accessible by boat, with a marina that has 274 slips that can accommodate most any size of boat, as well as by bike or foot along the path that travels from Sandpoint. Until the recent construction of the bridge

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For those seeking to take in a walk and enjoy the natural surroundings, there are over nine miles of walking trails located on nine acres of park in the Dover Bay Community. on Highway 2, bikers and pedestrians had to cross the highway from the bike path. Now, the area is not only quieter, but safer too. Garvey said that many visitors enjoy dining at Dish at Dover Bay, a restaurant that caters to all price ranges and overlooks the marina and is adjacent to the Market. Because the water here has many inlets and calm areas, it is a popular place for kayaks, canoes, water skiers or wake boarders. Whether you are just coming for the day or vacationing for a week, the Market has kayaks, canoes and bikes for rent. So next time you feel the urge to get away, hop in the car, on your bike or in your boat and take in one of these beautiful waterfront marinas and all the unique features each has to offer. You may just discover your new favorite vacation spot. For more information, contact John Sletager or Marie Garvey at 208.265.1597.

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Women’s Whitewater Rafting/Yoga on the Salmon River. Trip begins and ends in Sandpoint

208.290.3737 Daily yoga, stunning natural surroundings, large sandy beaches, evening wine tasting. A chance to push pause on life and renew the body and soul on this playful and empowering adventure.

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Discover Sandpoint and More

Prime South Sandpoint Waterfront. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, rock fireplace, open concept, private master suite, grand kitchen & amazing views. 2 garages, boat storage, lawn to private dock & beach.

MLS# 20141434


Year-Round Vacation Home in Garfield Bay w/water access. Views will WOW you! Wood floors, custom kitchen, granite, private master suite, decks, balcony, HUGE shop all on paved road next to boat launch.

MLS# 20140450


Summer special on your new ski home! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Elkhorn Lodge unit with fireplace, heated garage & storage on Schweitzer Mountain near the village. Fully furnished. Come ride the trails now!

MLS# 20140410


Your Own Private Peninsula! 1,655 front feet, 14 total acres with 300° views & private sandy beach. Over $315,000 in improvements to the 5,000+ sqft building pad. Gated entry 15 minutes to Sandpoint.

MLS# 20140661


Rare Offering. Stunning Views. 2-Bedroom home on 3.21 acres with Sunnyside Bay community beach and dock. MLS#20140856 $360,000. Adjacent 2.2 acres with shop offered for $165,000 MLS#20140700

MLS# 20140856


482 FEET OF FRONTAGE ON THE CLARK FORK RIVER, MINUTES TO LAKE PEND O’REILLE. Your gateway to paradise. Boat, camp, fish & relax on your private 1.698 acre parcel. Easy access off of Hwy 200.

MLS# 20141006

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Waterfront Gem & Guest Quarters. No luxury spared. 4026 sq ft, beam ceilings, huge gourmet kitchen, opulent master suite, spacious atrium, 3-car garage & shop. Offered for $1,195,000 or with Peninsula (left) for $1,994,000.

MLS# 20141209


BEST PRICED WATERFRONT ON THE LAKE! Rustic cabin with t&g walls, cozy fireplace, bunk house, boat house, dock & dockside patio with steps to sandy bottom on Bottle Bay. Paved roads all the way!

MLS# 20140542


HOME ON ACREAGE, SHOP and WATERFRONT. 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, big kitchen, living and family rooms & 30x48 shop on 5 treed acres PLUS shared ownership in a waterfront lot with a dock.

MLS# 20141340


LAKEFRONT IN HOPE-Two gourmet kitchens & great rooms, family/rec room, luxurious master suite, 4 bedrms, 3.5 baths, spa, decks, southerly views & lawn to pebble beach. All paved roads, near marinas.

MLS# 20141203


Best Waterfront Lot in Raptorview Estates. Owner may finance this 1-acre sunny building site with fantastic views, 126’ frontage, community water system, boat slip, private owner’s beach & boat launch.

MLS# 20140330


Single level beauty with community waterfront. Custom tile, heated floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, big country kitchen, master suite, prolific plantings & abundant fruit trees. Close to town & Schweitzer Mtn.

MLS# 20140917


Discover Sandpoint and More

CANOE COVE WATERFRONT. Stunning quality in town. Grand kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, wood & travertine floors, rock fireplace, large bonus room, water feature, decks & gazebo overlook the water.

MLS# 20140438


BE THE FIRST TO LIVE IN THIS CRAFTSMAN HOME OVERLOOKING THE BAY. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths , wood floors, granite, great room, rock fireplace, deluxe master suite. Near boat launch and state park.

MLS# 21101183


OWNER TERMS OFFERED- over ½ acre on the CLARK FORK RIVER with 110’ frontage, well and septic installed and electricity to the property. Paved access. This is a sportsperson’s dream. Airstrip nearby.

MLS# 20130364


GOLD HILL- BEST VIEWS of Lake Pend Oreille. Very private, 3620 sq ft, with the finest custom materials. Chef’s kitchen, elegant master suite, wood floors, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, shared sandy beach.

MLS# 20140733


RIVERFRONT HOME WITH ACREAGE AND SHOP. Meticulous builder’s own home. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, tile & hardwood floors, huge master, dock, boat lift, RV Storage, 66x26 shop on private airstrip. Best Buy!

MLS# 20140885


SOUTH HILL CHARMER WITH UPGRADES THROUGHOUT. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, spectacular views of the Selkirk mountains perched on one of the largest in-town lots with it’s own RV garage. Come fall in love!

MLS# 20140710


156 acres next to National Forest 10 minutes to town. Incredible views, meadows, forested lands, gentle & wild terrain, seasonal springs, abundant wildlife & lovingly maintained 3-bedroom log cabin.

MLS# 20141499


COUNTRY ELEGANCE ON 21.53 ACRES IN SELLE VALLEY. 2516 sf, granite counters, wood floors, huge kitchen, spacious master, 3 full baths, covered porch & large 3-car garage/shop. Complete privacy.

MLS# 20133228


KEEPSAKE HOME IN THE HEART OF SANDPOINT. Four bedrooms include two on the main floor, two baths, big & bright kitchen, large living room, garage with alley access, courtyard, fruit trees & gardens.

MLS# 20140893


IMPECCABLE DESIGN, AMAZING KITCHEN, 3384 sf single level, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, private guest wing, 2 car garage plus large shop in a waterfront community with dock, beach & boat launch for owners only.

MLS# 20140592


CUSTOM WATERFRONT WITH PRIVATE DOCK & DREAMY VIEWS. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, wood floors, open concept, timeless granite & and rock fireplace. Deep 2 car garage. Additional building lot included!

MLS# 20120483


CUSTOM HOME AT THE BASE OF SCHWEITZER. 3-bedroom, 2.5 baths, cherry floors, granite counters, formal & informal dining, gas fireplace ,main floor master, bonus room & extra large fenced lot.

MLS# 20140695


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WANTED! Good used vehicles, paid for or not!



$100 Gift Card for graduates with purchase of a vehicle!*

2004 LEXUS RX330


Expires 08/30/14


2008 DODGE RAM 1500

We work with all extended warranties/service contracts! Call Ed at 208.267.3100

2011 CHEVY 1500

2011 GMC SIERRA 2500HD

Riverside Auto Center


is pleased to announce an addition to our automotive services:

Custom Details & Accessories

Your complete car care center. “If your car is not becoming to you, you should be coming to us!”

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Any one of our car care packages.

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*Offers Expire 06/30/14 2013 FORD FOCUS



Bonners Ferry, Idaho


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