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ometimes the best option for creating something new is by using something old or recreating something that we already have. One of my favorite ways to give something new life is by giving it a coat of paint. I have painted cabinetry, furniture and even textiles in this way, and have nearly always been happy with the results. My dad was a very talented carpenter and craftsman, and one thing that he always stressed was using the right tool for the job. This is especially true with paint. To try to paint something like a table or chair using wall paint is just setting yourself up for failure. It doesn’t have the right consistency and staying power—and will not last. (Read on to find out which paints I’ve had the best luck with!) Dad also stressed the importance of proper preparation for any project. For painting furniture, this means taking off any upholstered parts, such as seat pads, and cleaning the wood
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Give something new life by giving it a coat of paint. your project is key. There are a variety of alternative “furniture” paints out there on the market. I have used many of them—including the expensive and, in my opinion, overrated Annie Sloane paints from England; and the ones I’ve had the best luck with include General Finishes Milk paint, available online in a variety of colors, and their entire line of topcoats, which are amazing. I especially love their matte finish topcoat, which has very little sheen to it but does an amazing job of protecting any painted surface. I have also had great luck with Dixie Belle’s line of paints, which are sold in Ponderay at Now and Then, a consignment shop that I frequent for their fun décor items. If you decide to go with this brand, talk to the ladies in the store about technique, as they have done many projects with this paint and know all the tips and tricks, including using a plant mister to apply an even second coat! Home Depot sells a Behr brand of chalk paint that I used to paint my piano. Though the texture was not nearly as good as the Dixie Belle, it can be tinted to match any
color in the store, and I wanted the piano to match my wall color, which it does, but not without a lot of work (five coats!). Should you choose to go out on a limb and paint upholstery, please note that chalk paint is your best option for this. But you must water it down substantially! I used the aforementioned Annie Sloane brand of paint to do this, and I watered it down by 50 percent, and then applied the paint in thin coats. This worked but of course completely changed the texture of the fabric. The piece wasn’t nearly as comfortable as it had been prepainting, so it eventually found its way out of our home and into the donation center. That said, some projects are just destined not to be as great as we see them in our mind’s eye. For something like cabinetry or heirloom pianos, where failure is not an option, please be sure you use the prep methods outlined above and do purchase the right products for the job to avoid any headaches or frustrations.
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ow in her 17th year as an educator, Lori Padilla was excited to make the move to Northside Elementary School four years ago. She overheard someone call it “the little school with a big heart” and says it’s definitely lived up to that reputation. “I have never felt anything but love, encouragement and support from the staff and families in this community,” she said.
and the families who come alongside the teachers,” said Lori.
While Lori directs the lessons each day, she also leaves plenty of responsibility on her students. While 30 kids working at their own pace on creative projects can present challenges, it also is eye opening to see what they are able to accomplish with their own thoughts and imagination. “There is nothing like watching the kids’ creativity take over. Lori is a kindergarten teacher, giving young The excitement in the room is infectious, students their first taste the possibilities endless of what lies ahead in and pride in their work “THERE IS NOTHING school for the next big immense,” she said. In part of their life. As fact, the whole school LIKE WATCHING THE Sandpoint grows, so has recently worked does the number of together on a mission KIDS’ CREATIVITY students in Lori’s fullstatement that reads: day kindergarten class. “Empowering students TAKE OVER. THE When she received her to reach their greatest EXCITEMENT IN THE roster this past fall, potential,” a reflection there were 30 names on of what Lori hopes to ROOM IS INFECTIOUS, accomplish in her class. it—one of the biggest classrooms she’s ever THE POSSIBILITIES Despite a long career received. At first Lori in education, Lori thought this would ENDLESS AND PRIDE continues to challenge overwhelm her but herself to learn new IN THEIR WORK quickly remembered techniques and be the that she would not be IMMENSE." best she can be for her alone. “There was a students. A quote on moment during reading the principal’s wall that reads, “Ask yourself groups that I took a moment to look around a simple question on your way to work ... the room, and I saw the most amazing Would you want to be a student in your paraprofessionals—who love the kids as much class?” is something that inspires her each as I do—teaching their hearts out to help these day. “Though this is a big task, I feel blessed kids. I saw faithful parent volunteers working and privileged every day to be a part of this with kids, and it made me really appreciate important year in the lives of these little ones,” the amazing people who work in this district she said.
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To be who we want to be, it’s time to let go of who we are By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner, Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team
e have all heard people say, “If you can imagine it, you can become it!” And that’s true. It’s also true that if we don’t build the structure to support who we want to become, we will fail. We will not become who we want to be by doing the same things we’re doing right now using the same thinking that brought us where we are. Old habits, familiar mistakes and easy rationalizations fill up our day, leaving no time to be the person we want to be. Even with all the best intentions, we won’t experience the future we want until we’re so in love with our vision of the future we’re willing to risk who we are now to become who we are meant to be. There is no way to create something new, to build the future we see in our minds, using only the tools we already have. We have to create a gap, a place to step into without allowing fear, doubt and confusion to dominate our thinking. Creating that gap, that opening for opportunity, begins with this question: “Where is my faith? Is it in the fear of what may happen or in the joy of what’s possible?” Have you ever tried to take action toward your vision, only to be held
back by old fears, old thinking or old habits? That’s the familiarity of the past trying to slam the door of opportunity and close the gap that allows us to step out of our past beliefs and lean in to our future. When this happens, the natural response is to “try to do better.” The trouble is, that kind of thinking is still focused on “the problem,” trying to “fix it” using the same tools, the same thinking and level of understanding that got us stuck in the first place. Focusing on fixing the problem is a distraction pretending to be a solution. What we resist persists! Instead of pushing against that closed door, stop. Step back. Reassess. Describe what has you stuck. Say it out loud to someone you trust, a mentor who has experienced something similar. When you articulate what has you stuck, clearly and honestly, that’s when you become aware you don’t have to stand there struggling with it. New opportunities come into view. You begin to understand that the cycle of “trying to do better” is another way of holding onto what has you stuck, because it feels safe. Ask yourself: “Will the future me be happy with the choices I make today?” If not, reflect, assess and adjust to a forward focus. In your
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mind, create a gap on the other side of the fear, doubt and confusion. Fill that gap with the vision of your future fulfilled. Picture yourself standing in that place. Describe it. Embrace it. What does it look like, feel like, taste like? Fill in all the details so that you will always recognize it as the fertile field of possibility and accept nothing less. Focus on that vision. Fall in love with your future, and the self-imposed fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) will disappear. Step through the place where the fear used to be and keep moving forward. Trish Buzzone is the executive director of The John Maxwell Team. Connect with Trish Buzzone at TrishBuzzone.com, LinkedIn.com/ in/trishbuzzone or Facebook.com/trishbuzzone. Resource recommendation: No Limits by John C. Maxwell.
24 HOURS FOR Racing for a cure By Abigail Thorpe | Photo by Sean Mirus
hen he was 16 months old, Brian and Tricia Sturgis’ son Henry (Hank) was diagnosed with cystinosis, a rare genetic disease that causes the amino acid cystine to build up in the cells and over time destroy various organs including the kidneys, liver, muscles, white blood cells, eyes and central nervous system. Cystinosis is an orphan disease, with only 500 cases in the U.S. and 2,000 worldwide. As a result, there is no incentive for pharmaceutical companies to fund research, which means any research for a cure or treatment must come from private funding.
“The support that Sandpoint gives our foundation is unbelievable,” says Brian Sturgis. “It’s really rewarding for me to come back every year and tell people about where their dollars are going and how it has made a difference.”
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This year’s 24 Hundred Feet of Schweitzer is March 28 and will feature a giant slalom race from summit to base before the ski resort opens to the public. One hundred percent of every dollar raised goes straight to funding research at the Cystinosis Research Foundation and has helped fund two calls for research every year—which is more than double what most research foundations can do.
When Hank was diagnosed, friends of the family wanted to know how they could help. THEIR DOLLARS ARE GOING Hank’s cystinosis requires care 24 hours a Non skiers and snowboarders can still get day, so the group asked themselves what they involved by attending the awards dinner and AND HOW IT HAS MADE A could do for 24 hours without stopping. The auction that is open to the public and features result was the first fundraiser bike ride in gourmet food from the chefs at Schweitzer, DIFFERENCE.” 2008, followed by 24 Hours at Schweitzer—a who are cut loose to make whatever they full day of around-the-clock skiing to want, says Sturgis. “The fundraising that we raise funds for cystinosis research. The Schweitzer fundraiser has do is making very much of an impact on human lives right now,” he continued each year and has contributed to helping the 24 Hours for says. “Money you donate today is making a difference in kids’ lives.” Hank foundation raise more than $1.25 million for research.
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Helping Patients Achieve Their Goals New Sandpoint hand therapy clinic focuses treatment for optimal results By Jillian Chandler
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“THE MOST REWARDING ASPECT OF ARM AND HAND REHABILITATION IS BEING ABLE TO APPLY OVER 20 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN UPPER EXTREMITY THERAPY AND HAND THERAPY TO GET RESULTS; TO BE ABLE TO FOCUS TREATMENT TO GET OPTIMAL RESULTS AND GUIDE THE HEALING PROCESS AND EXPECTATIONS.” BRAD FRERKSON - 7B PHOTOGRAPHY
ttracted by the mountains and lake, and access to the variety of outdoor activities at your fingertips, such as skiing, mountain biking, trail hiking and lake fun, Jared and Charity Rattray decided to relocate to Sandpoint and make it their home in the summer of 2019. Last fall, the couple opened the doors of Alpine Hand Therapy to the Sandpoint community. Prior to their relocation, Jared and Charity had been doing business at Central Hand Therapy in Ellensburg, Washington, for the past 17 years. At Alpine Hand Therapy, they provide therapy and rehabilitation services designed specifically for the upper extremity—therapy from the shoulder to the fingertip. “We often work with injuries of the upper extremity from rotator cuff injury to elbow tendonitis, to forearm strains to wrist pain, thumb arthritis and finger injury,” says Jared, OTR/L, CHT. “We also provide therapy services and rehabilitation after surgery to speed recovery and optimize return of arm and hand function.” Jared brings his more than two decades of experience to Sandpoint, as he is specialty board certified in hand therapy as a Certified Hand Therapist with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and is a member of the American
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Society of Hand Therapists. At their Sandpoint office, therapy is solely focused on shoulder, arm and hand rehabilitation. Whether it’s shoulder strain, major trauma and reconstruction of the arm and hand, or persisting thumb pain, Alpine Hand Therapy handles it all. “Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity,” states Jared. “Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.” Jared was inspired to pursue this field due to his interest in the complex dynamics of upper extremity and hand rehabilitation, and the challenges they bring. “Being able to help people achieve their therapy goals and get back to doing work or play activities is fulfilling,” he says.
Charity works behind the scenes in an office management position, helping to coordinate business needs such as marketing and resource management, and facilitating communication with physician, surgeon and provider offices. “She is so clutch at helping to close the gaps and keep business and clinic needs running smooth,” says Jared. Outside of the office, Charity runs the nonprofit United by Love International, which works to coordinate groups and organizations for relief work both locally and around the globe. (You can find out more about the nonprofit online at UnitedByLoveInternational.com.) If you are suffering from shoulder, arm or hand injuries/pain and looking for a dedicated professional to help you on your journey to healing, Jared invites you to call Alpine Hand Therapy today. Their office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday and by appointment. “The most rewarding aspect of arm and hand rehabilitation is being able to apply over 20 years’ experience in upper extremity therapy and hand therapy to get results; to be able to focus treatment to get optimal results and guide the healing process and expectations.”
Annual Heart Ball Sets New Record ADVOCATES FOR THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH By Abigail Thorpe Photos By Marsha Lutz Photography
"THE HEART BALL HAS BEEN FABULOUS, NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT’S A BEAUTIFUL, FUN EVENT, BUT IT RAISES MONEY FOR THINGS THAT THE HOSPITAL COULDN’T DO OR PURCHASE WITHOUT THAT SUPPORT."
his year’s annual Heart Ball to support Bonner General Health was a true success, highlighting how the Sandpoint family comes together to support BGH and the continued health of its community. “The Heart Ball has been fabulous, not only because it’s a beautiful, fun event, but it raises money for things that the hospital couldn’t do or purchase without that support,” says Bonner General Health CEO Sheryl Rickard. Valentines-themed decorations including large floral centerpieces, violet backlit curtains and magical twinkle lights transformed the Bonner County Fairgrounds, where the event took place on Saturday, February 15. “Georgia Simmons was the chair of this year's ball, and her background in design was clearly evident in the breathtaking decorations,” says Bonner General Health Foundation member Patty Hutchins. The event included around 244 attendees, with 28 tables overall, and raised more than last year’s
net of $132,000, setting a new record for the Heart Ball. “The true key to the success of the Heart Ball, not only this year but every year, is attributed to the amazing support we receive from the community,” says Hutchins. “There are people and businesses who donate time and money to make this a success. From the incredible auction items to the sponsorships and those who attend, we couldn't do what we do without the support of the people and businesses in Sandpoint.” All proceeds from this year go to help fund the new Ophthalmology Clinic, which opened in early February at BGH. The first Heart Ball started in 2008 under Howard Simmons, who was the Foundation Board president at the time and saw the need for an annual event to help benefit the local hospital. “Every year the community support and generosity continues to grow,” says Erin Binnall, Community Development manager at BGH. The ball moved to the fairgrounds last year to help accommodate the growing size of the event, and
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The BGH Foundation has been vital to spreading the word about Bonner General, building awareness of the services the hospital offers, and raising money for the hospital’s capital needs to help fund services that would otherwise not be possible. The community support that the Heart Ball embodies is something that has grown year after year and continues to develop to help support the growing health needs of the Sandpoint community. “We are committed to improving the health of our community members,” says Rickard. “That seems counterproductive for a hospital, since we are currently paid for the patients that come through our doors, but we recognize that in order to have a thriving, successful community, we need a healthy community, and we are committed to being a part of that.”
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hen a letter first arrived with a gold seal, Malarie Laffoon was a bit skeptical. It looked like spam mail.
But when she opened it, it revealed a delightful surprise: Brady, her 8-year-old son, had been nominated and invited to attend a prestigious STEM program in Seattle this summer. In order to be nominated, his grades had to be high and he had to demonstrate an extreme amount of maturity, both attributes Laffoon recognized. But still, a week at a camp in Seattle? “I’m thinking, ‘Really, my 8-year-old kid is gonna do this?’” Laffoon said.
Brady was skeptical, too, she said, which made her feel a bit better: It was fine that he didn’t want to go. Laffoon couldn’t sleep, though, she said; it was too great of an opportunity, too huge for his future, to not encourage him more to go. And when they re-assessed, Brady was on board—and so was she. “I will be in the motel next door,” she said. “I can’t see myself being six hours away from him.” As it turned out, though, Brady wasn’t the only boy from Priest River who had been nominated. So had Austin Schuler, his classmate. And so, the plan is for two boys from North Idaho to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum's Pathway to STEM for one week in July.
“This is such a small community, and Seattle’s huge,” said Kristy Schuler, Austin’s grandmother. “Austin’s never been to Seattle, so this is gonna be an experience of a lifetime. These two young boys get to go to a big city, and a university at that. I think it's a very big thing.” Austin, who turned 9 in September, and Brady, who will turn 9 in May, will attend the program at Northwest University. According to the program website, EnvisionExperience.com, the boys will have the opportunity to “develop skills in leadership, self-management, time management, communication, collaboration and goal setting, and will gain a better understanding of their own strengths and interests. Students will come away from the
program with a clear view of their pathway toward a lifetime of rewarding work and studies, and with increased self-confidence, self-awareness and independence.” Those who attend are carefully supervised and are able to check in with their families regularly. The boys will be able to room together at night, Laffoon said, and she will never be far away. One highlight, Laffoon said, is the chance to build functional robots and bridges, which Brady is excited about. She is hoping that the trip reveals to Brady that he has all sorts of possible paths to pursue. “I’m really hoping that he learns some
independence,” she said. “I want him to know there’s a bigger world out there than our little towns we’ve lived in.” Schuler said Austin is excited about the forensic, science-based activities. “When we were reading the brochure,” she said, “the part that struck him was the CSI stuff, studying the skeleton. That was the one that really popped out at him. … It’s going to be really fun for these kids.” The Laffoons—Malarie and Brandon, as well as their children Brady, Brody and Braxly— moved to Priest River recently from Montana, where they had lived for 10 years. They like that Priest River is small, Laffoon said, and that
nature is right there at their doorstep. “I like that I’m able to watch my kids walk from my house to school. I like that there are woods and a river within walking distance,” she said. “We’re out in the woods almost every day in the summer.” The STEM program tuition is $2,395, a cost that the Laffoons have found some creative ways to meet. Laffoon has been teaching painting classes in town, something she started doing as a way to raise funds for the school. For this program, they have established a GoFundMe page at bit.ly/2LGh0tG. Brady has been out in the woods helping his
father split wood, she said, and that “Brady wants a chainsaw for his birthday so he can cut wood with his dad, not only split it.” Brady has been a great model of leadership and character, according to Priest River Elementary third grade teacher Elanna Philipoff. “People like to be around Brady,” she said. “He’s very kind, he’s nice, he’s very lighthearted, he’s generous. People just gravitate to him. He’s one of those kids that kids and adults like.”
girls, and that a STEM program is right up the alley for boys who benefit from hands-on learning. Austin, she said, is already doing this in many ways: He loves Scouts, rollerblading and just being outside. When Schuler saw the letter in the mail, she, like Malarie Laffoon, was so excited. “It is such an honor, and then after reading about it, this is really incredible.”
Philipoff, who has been teaching in Priest River for 25 years, has personal experience with the NYLF Pathways program: Her daughter attended a similar event, focused more on government, in Washington, D.C, when she was a fifth grader.
But both Schuler and Laffoon are a little nervous about being away from the boys for an entire week, so they will be making the trip as well as staying close by. They have been to Seattle before: The Laffoons went last summer to visit the zoo and the science center; Kristy Schuler has a niece there and has visited before, though Austin has never been. Schuler, though, isn’t nervous about Austin enjoying himself.
Philipoff said she is a firm believer in the power of STEM programs— though she likes to add Arts to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and thus call it STEAM.
“I don’t think he’s nervous at all. He’s a really social kid, so he has no problem with any of that,” she said. “I think I will be freaking out more than he will.”
“I think that’s a really strong focus that our kids need. Our kids are so used to everything being fast,” she said. “They love the engagement that (STEAM) can offer, and I think our kids are different than they were 20 years ago. They’re different learners, and they need that reasoning and to see how things work.”
For the Laffoons, it was clear to them that this was a chance that they couldn’t pass up, despite some of Malarie’s reservations.
Schuler agreed with that assessment. Schuler has two sons and a daughter herself, and said she noticed raising them that boys are just different than
“It’s an absolutely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she said. “The reality of him getting nominated again is slim to none. It’s one of those things when you get this you have to do it. … It scares the heck out of me … but it’s gonna be a big step for me as well to let him spread his wings.”
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e always loved the mountains and even had a home near Yosemite,” says Dr. Tom Davies. “We found that Sandpoint was the most beautiful place we have ever visited and offered an endless opportunity for outdoor activities.”
After 35 years practicing dentistry in California, Dr. Tom Davies and his wife Lisa decided to relocate north in 2011. The following year, Dr. Davies opened Tom Davies Family Dentistry here in Sandpoint, where he has been devoted to serving the community and beyond when it comes to their dental needs since 2012. Supporting his wife is very important to him, as much as his commitment to practice dentistry for many more years! As in all the couple’s adventures, they take them head on—together. Twenty-five years into his dental career, Lisa decided to start her own business in real estate, and Dr. Davies has never wavered in his support of her passion. “Real estate fits her outgoing and caring personality,” he affirms. Dr. Tom Davies and his amazing team of Donna, Barbie and Jessie practice in Downtown Sandpoint. Their dental office can be found in the Sandpoint
Urgent Care Building on the corner of First Avenue and Superior Street. With decades of experience, Dr. Davies finds joy and a sense of accomplishment from practicing the art and science of dentistry. Providing general and cosmetic dentistry at Tom Davies Family Dentistry, services include everything from dental cleanings, extractions, whitening, fillings and sealants to dentures and partials, mini denture implants, bridges, root canals, veneers, suction cup relines, laser-assisted periodontal therapy, nightguards and mouthguards. Dr. Davies has wanted to be a dentist since elementary school. When asked what inspired him to get into the dental field, Dr. Davies recalls: “When I was 8 years old, I thought my dentist seemed to enjoy what he was doing. I asked my dad if being a dentist was a good job, and he encouraged me to do that.” He attended UCLA undergrad and USC Dental (Go Trojans!), becoming a dentist at 24 years old. Many people ask, “Dr. Davies, when are you going to retire?” His usual answer is, “Nobody ever asked Beethoven when he was going to retire.” At Tom Davies Family Dentistry, the team enjoys getting to know the patients—and their families. The team’s goal is to deliver the highest quality dentistry in the most comfortable and caring environment.
“Together, our team promise is to make your next visit the best experience possible,” Dr. Davies affirms. As one recent patient can attest: "I would recommend Dr. Davies and his staff to anyone! I felt very welcomed and at home during my first visit for a cleaning and exam. Dr. Davies is so knowledgeable, takes the time to explain and is the gentlest dentist I have ever had. His staff is amazing and so kind with 5 Star Service! Hands down, Dr. Davies is the best dentist in Sandpoint!" At the end of the day, it is the relationships with their patients who become lifelong friends that Tom Davies and his team find truly rewarding. When not in the office, you can find the Dr. Davies team dedicating their time in their local churches, Canine Companions (support dogs) and Community Assistance League. Dr. Davies and his staff look forward to helping the community with their dental needs. They invite you to stop by the office and meet the Family Dentistry team any time. You can rest assured that your dental needs are in good hands thanks to their compassionate and experienced team of professionals.
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aige Davidson, senior athlete at Sandpoint High School, approaches her final season of track and field of her high school career. Competing in a few events, Paige’s focuses are pole vault and hurdles. As her coach, Angie Brass, says, “She is truly a decathlete at heart!” Paige is a two-sport varsity athlete, track and cross country, lettering in both since freshman year. This year, she serves as team captain for both sports. Paige has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, while taking a handful of Honors, Dual Credit and AP courses. Next year, she will be continuing her love for learning at Utah State University, majoring in outdoor product design. “I enjoy the outdoors, and with this field of study, I will be able to use my art and design skills along with it,” Paige exclaimed. For most, sports come with challenges and hurdles athletes need to overcome. For Paige, her largest hurdle was to overcome her
breathing issues. “I would be in the middle of a hard workout or race and my throat would suddenly close up,” she said, “preventing me from working at my best.” In order to leap that hurdle, she trained herself to take care of her body and to calm herself mentally in order to reach her full competitive potential. One thing that sticks out the most to Paige about sports is the team aspect. The friendships, the positive culture and connections all mean the world to Paige. As she refers to it, “The power of the pack is the idea that an athlete is able to perform better when the connection is strengthened by meaningful connections with the people you work beside.” Paige’s efforts are clearly seen by those around her. Coach Brass said, “She has a strength and devotion to the team and training that comes with someone who is fully committed. She races with grit, focus, determination, and demonstrates the girls’ team motto of “For Each Other.”
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junior at SHS, Connor Bird makes an impact and has excelled both on the baseball team and in the classroom. Although what seemed to be a setback, one event transpired into a tough but beneficial chapter in Connor’s athletic story. Being originally placed on JV as a sophomore, throughout the season he was asked to join the varsity team for the remainder of the season. Then, the athlete’s nightmare happened. Connor injured his shoulder and was kept on JV to recover. “Although I had to give up my love of pitching for the rest of the season, being on JV proved to be one of the best things for me at the time. I was able to gain confidence in batting and fielding and strived to be a positive leader on that team. It allowed me to discover who I really was as a player and a leader.”
desire to enter a field regarding engineering or data science-based field. “I’m very mathand science-oriented, which I believe can be partly attributed to baseball. I have always been fascinated by the stats taken in baseball, especially for the probability and data that analysts have for each player and each at-bat.” Coach Chase Tigert raved about Connor, mentioning he was “the epitome of Sandpoint High School baseball.” Tigert said, “Connor represents the values of SHS baseball at all times—on the field, in the dugout, in the classroom and in the community. His drive, motivation, character and work ethic are going to take him very, very far in life.”
Off the field, Connor is a huge participant in the school newspaper, Cedar Post, and also being the producer and host of a weekly radio program called “CP@3.” “It is hard work,” he said, “but I enjoy it. It is fulfilling to help out a community radio station and give students of Sandpoint High School a voice.” After graduating next year, Connor has aspirations of attending college, now of which is undecided, however, he has a
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olistic and integrative medicine is not a new idea—we’ve been talking and reading about it for years, and, in many cases, using it. But with the many options available, in addition to the seemingly endless fad diets, nutrition tips and health “solutions” that pop up, it can be difficult to drown out the noise and get back to the basics of what a healthy lifestyle means for you. Fortunately for the Sandpoint community, there are various local establishments with a focus to help you along your journey to health and healing. The very term holistic gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? “Holistic medicine addresses that concept of treating the body as a whole unit, rather than as pieces of a puzzle,” says Jeff Pufnock, L.Ac. Ph.D. of Embodied Virtue in Sandpoint. “Western medicine will often want to attack things in a symptoms-based way, whereas holistic medicine attacks things in a nourishing-the-whole-system way so that symptoms resolve by addressing what is the root cause of the disease.” But holistic medicine doesn’t exist apart from traditional Western
medicine; ideally, they work together to treat the individual in the best way possible. “Supporting our body to heal itself is the most natural thing that we can do when we are sick, but sometimes that is not enough and the body needs help. That’s when outside interventions become important,” adds Scott Porter, owner of Sandpoint Super Drug and pharmacist and functional nutrition practitioner. “Whether a person takes a probiotic or an antibiotic, it’s important to know how effective it will be and any unwanted side-effects. There’s a place for both of these approaches in our approach to health.” Holistic medicine starts from the basic idea that everything in the body is related—the physical, mental and emotional. “There is no difference between the thoughts that you think and the symptoms coming up in your body, they say the exact same thing,” says Jessica Youngs, L.Ac., cofounder of Embodied Virtue. “Once you begin to perceive your reality that way, your entire life shifts because you realize it’s a circle.” With this idea of the body working as a whole comes the foundation of holistic health—that the body can heal itself, and that personal health starts with lifestyle. But what does a healthy lifestyle look like, and how
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HOLISTIC MEDICINE STARTS FROM THE BASIC IDEA THAT EVERYTHING IN THE BODY IS RELATED—THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL. can we approach and incorporate various forms of medicine and holistic health into our lives, no matter what place we’re starting from? It Begins with Self Personal health begins with the mindset that your health is in your own hands, and that you hold the power to take control and help heal yourself, says Pufnock. Holistic health requires more of a commitment and buyin from a person, as negative thought patterns and approach can often prevent healing. Open mindedness is important. If you approach new forms of medicine or health with skepticism, odds are you won’t see results, regardless of whether the approach is a good fit for you or not. Lifestyle Lifestyle is the No. 1 thing we can change to support our health, and the best part? It costs nothing to improve. “This includes how we breath, the amount of water we drink, restful sleep, our posture and how we move, and generally having a positive attitude,” says Porter. Many of the symptoms we exhibit are a direct result of our personal lifestyle choices and can be changed all on our own. Stress has a direct and powerful impact on our health and can often be dealt with by making relatively easy lifestyle changes. “Experts now believe that chronic stress accounts for 80 to 90 percent of all doctor’s visits,” says Arla Markael,
owner of Highlands Day Spa North. “The stress response in the body, designed to help us with critical fight or flight, is not meant to be a continued state of being. ... When stress is chronic, it wears down the adrenal glands, leaving the body exhausted, and keeping other important systems, like your immune system, on off.” Exercise, posture, positivity, sleep and even self-care practices like massage can all help decrease stress and increase health. And, of course, diet is key—what you put in your body has a huge impact on how you feel. Many health problems can be traced back to poor diet and lifestyle choices. A good variety of organic vegetables and fruit is vital, but you can also seek help from a dietician or nutritionist to dive deeper into what foods your body requires more of, and what may be difficult for it to process. Oftentimes, elimination diets like the Whole 30 can help you determine what food sensitivities your body has in an effort to help prevent or heal various health issues. “Supporting our innate health is the most natural thing that we can do. The body is amazing at fighting off diseases, getting rid of toxins and generating the energy our brains need to thrive,” says Porter. Going the Extra Step Beyond our personal diet and lifestyle, there are many ways to support our health in a holistic way that can both treat and prevent various
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health issues. Chiropractic work, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture and naturopathic care are some of the various practices that help support health, but it can often be overwhelming where to start and how to approach a modality or holistic practice that is foreign to us. We have unlimited access to information, both good and bad, but simply googling the latest nutritional supplement or fad is the worst way to approach your health and can be a huge waste of money and adversely affect your body. Certain key supplements like vitamin D with K, probiotics, and vitamins you can’t get from diet alone are essential for nutrition, but beyond this, it is important to seek the advice of a certified naturopath or practitioner. “Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s not harmful, and that’s the important thing about supplements,” says Pufnock. “If you have limited resources, use those resources in the best way possible, which would be actually meeting with a health-care professional you feel comfortable with,” adds Youngs. Ask friends and family what symptoms or issues they had, and who they’ve worked with in the past to help find a reliable practice you feel comfortable with. Many practices, like Embodied Virtue, offer free consultations to help people explore if they are the right fit.
Rather than buying supplements you’re not sure of, book an appointment with someone, or schedule an introductory session to see if massage or acupuncture is the right fit for you—and go in with an open mind. Spas and practices like Highlands North Spa offer many options to help relax, heal and rejuvenate the body, like Far Infrared Sauna, Anespa showers, High alkaline water and various forms of massage that can help reduce stress and treat muscle tension and joint pain. “Holistic and alternative practices can be a great tool for getting body systems back up and running. The intent is to aid the body in healing itself through nutritional tools, de-stress tools, removing energy blocks and more,” says Markael. “Massage is known to put the brain in a healing and restorative brain wave that is as restorative as seven hours of sleep.” The key to approaching holistic health is to remember that everything will not work for everyone. Be open-minded to trying something new, but don’t be dissuaded if something does not work for you—something different might be a better fit. And remember: “Holistic medicine often times is not an immediate fix, but it is the best fix for most things,” says Pufnock.
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the muscle that is currently tight or spasming. I am not a big fan of needles and was a bit nervous about this new endeavor. I did not feel the needle in my skin and was surprised when he told me the needles were in. He inserted six needles into the muscles of my shoulder. I did not have any pain with the procedure, however, did feel lightheaded, which resolved very quickly. The basic premise: By sticking needles into specific points in a muscle and triggering a spasm, dry needling therapy can provide relief in hard-to-release muscles. And it worked. After just two treatments, my shoulder was no longer making the popping sound, and I could comfortably sleep through the night.
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Living in North Idaho, most of us have had a fall or two on the ice. My most recent fall resulted in muscle spasms, pain and popping sound in my left shoulder. This pain made everyday tasks such as getting my shirt on and off, reaching overhead and finding a comfortable sleeping position difficult. I tried temporary solutions, like ice and ibuprofen. I knew they would not solve the problem, but I am busy with life, just like the rest of us. However, it was when it was painful to reach out and hug my child that I decided I could not put this pain off. It was then I took the plunge and tried dry needling.
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â€œDry needling is a very effective form of pain therapy that uses very thin needles inserted in your muscle tissue. It is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by trigger-point muscle problems, nerve problems, headaches and
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acupuncture and dry needling begins and ends with the tool that is being used. In addition to muscle spasms like mine, dry needling has been used to treat conditions including headaches, lower back pain, sciatic pain, neck pain, tendonitis and much more. Dry needling, for me, did not hurt. Naturally, the amount of pain involved in the procedure varies for different people and their trigger points. Your physical therapist should be appropriately trained and certified in providing dry needling techniques and will display the (Cert. DN.) credentials to indicate this level of training. Idaho recently joined more than 40 other states in allowing patients access to dry needling provided by physical therapists.
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onner General Health is excited to announce the opening of our newest clinic, Bonner General Ophthalmology, Sandpoint's only ophthalmology clinic. We are pleased to welcome ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Torres and his family to our community.
medical care to Sandpoint and the surrounding community." Dr. Torres has expertise in diagnosing and treating injuries, diseases and conditions of the eye. He performs comprehensive eye exams to determine which medical, surgical or non-surgical methods will best treat each patient. Conditions Dr. Torres can evaluate include cataracts; conjunctivitis; ocular allergy; glaucoma; eye misalignment, wandering or lazy eyes; flashes and floaters; double vision; macular degeneration; dry eye; retinal detachment and much more.
Dr. Torres recently retired from 30 years of active duty military service in the U.S. Army. He comes to Sandpoint from Olympia, Washington, where he was most recently the chief of ophthalmology for the Madigan Army Medical Center, U.S. Army, in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Torres is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame; he received his medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He completed additional fellowship training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California Los Angeles and is sub-specialty trained in corneal/external disease and refractive surgery, in addition to comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Torres is certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Bonner General Health’s Ophthalmology clinic is equipped with leading technology that will be partially funded with the proceeds from Bonner General Health Foundation's 2020 Heart Ball. The foundation is committed to advancing the promise of life through philanthropy. They raise money to fund capital expenditures outside of the hospital's regular budget. BGH Foundation President Debbie Heiser said, “The Foundation partners with the hospital to help elevate and bring new services to our community. The Ophthalmology Clinic is a service that will benefit many in Sandpoint and surrounding areas. The ability to receive care and have procedures done locally is a huge benefit to our community!”
"I chose to relocate to the Sandpoint community following my military retirement because Bonner General Health and Sandpoint offer a perfect combination of work-life and recreation. My family and I are winter and summer outdoor enthusiasts. We visited Sandpoint and the surrounding area regularly for many years. As a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, I am accustomed to the Western and Rocky Mountain lifestyles," said Dr. Torres.
Dr. Torres will see adult and pediatric patients starting on Monday, February 3. Appointments can be made now by calling 208.265.1011. Bonner General Ophthalmology is located at 423 North Third Avenue in Suite 102. To schedule an appointment, call 208.265.1011. For more information, please visit our website, BonnerGeneral.org.
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THE CONTINUAL ENERGETIC IMBALANCE RESULTING FROM BOTH WORRY AND FRUSTRATION CAN CAUSE MANY COMMON CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES, INSOMNIA AND SLEEP ISSUES,
he treatment of chronic disease has become an ever-increasing burden upon our health-care system because their origins are often unclear, complex or entirely unknown. Western medicine often looks to tangible triggers as causative factors for chronic diseases, such as genetics, environmental exposures or pathogenic infections. However, Chinese medicine offers a more complete and holistic understanding of the causes and development of chronic disease. Chinese medicine attributes disease to two primary causes: internal and external. External factors are influences that impact the body from one’s external environment, including weather, pathogenic microorganisms and physical injuries. Contrary to the Western medical paradigm, Chinese medicine’s historical understanding is that internal causes are also a significant contributor to the development of disease. As described in the classical texts of Chinese medicine, these internal causes are the seven primary emotions: anger/frustration, excess joy/excitement, sadness, grief, worry, shock and fear. The classics explain how these emotions cause disease by describing their physiological impact on the vital energy of the body, called Qi. This energy (Qi) is the source of physiological nourishment and vitality for the body and includes (but is not limited to) the circulation of blood and the conduction of nerve signals. In optimal health, Qi smoothly flows and is evenly distributed to all organs and areas of the body. Each of the seven emotions listed above has a specific effect on the flow and distribution of Qi, leading to localized imbalances that impact the body’s vitality.
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Worry and frustration are the two most prevalent emotions in modern society. These two emotions commonly result from an individual’s attempt to live up to the expectations of a society based around continual productivity and material sources of value and wealth. Continual worry causes the Qi to stagnate and knot, much as one might experience the sensation of “knots in the stomach” when stressed. When healthily expressed, anger should be fleeting, harmless, and one should be able to quickly return to a balanced mindset. Anger is said to make the Qi rise, experienced as a “rush of blood to the face” when upset. However, if this anger is instead “bottled up,” over time it becomes frustration lodged within the body. It is then most commonly experienced as old resentment arising from a provoking memory or triggering experience. In Chinese medicine, it is understood that this frustration causes deep stagnation and, therefore, a reduction in the overall flow of energy in the body. The continual energetic imbalance resulting from both worry and frustration can cause many common conditions, including digestive disturbances, insomnia and sleep issues, headaches and PMS. This understanding of the internal causes of disease demonstrates the importance of emotional well-being for physical health, illuminates the connection of body and mind, and provides explanations for misunderstood chronic diseases. Western medicine is beginning to appreciate the important implications of this mind-body wisdom that has been understood by Chinese medical practitioners for thousands of years, and everyone can benefit from learning healthier ways to engage with their emotional landscape.
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he cold and flu are considered respiratory illnesses and are the most common of human diseases. Both are caused by viruses, though not the same ones, and symptoms can feel similar as the body responds.
Generally, symptoms of the flu are worse. A runny nose and sinus congestion are more typical of a cold. Fever and vomiting will be more common with the flu. But the only way to really tell the difference is to know what type of virus you have. There are around 200 viruses responsible for the cold; the most common of these are the rhinovirus and coronaviruses. The flu is caused by an influenza virus, and there are thousands of these categorized into different subtypes or strains. We can catch a cold virus anytime of the year in both warm and cold climates. Colds will come on gradually and last a little over a week. It’s estimated every adult will catch a cold two to four times a year. The flu virus is seasonal, and it can come on quickly and stick around for several weeks. The flu season is between December and April in the U.S., peaking around midFebruary. The seasonal outbreak of the flu is considered an “endemic” since it is an illness that normally exists during that time in a specific region. In the U.S., it is officially estimated up to 20 percent of the population catch a flu each year, between 9 million and 45 million individuals showing symptoms. Worldwide there are 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness from influenza and 250,000 to 650,000 related respiratory deaths. There is growing research, though, that shows these numbers are likely too low. One study found that 75 percent of people affected by the flu displayed no symptoms, or only mild ones. This led to the conclusion that the flu is much more common than we think and also much less severe. When a disease is actively affecting more people than is expected or starts appearing in a new part of the world, then it is considered an “epidemic.” The Ebola virus in West Africa occurred from 2013 to 2016 and killed 11,000. Even if the flu is more common and milder than we think, it should still be taken seriously because it can, at times, lead to serious complications. This includes associated bacterial infections or pneumonia. When an outbreak reaches global proportions, it becomes a “pandemic.” One of the most notable was the Spanish influenza in 1918 that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million. The 2009 flu pandemic killed 203,000 individuals worldwide. The line between an epidemic and pandemic is often blurred. Because there are so many variations in the flu viruses, with old strains continually changing and new ones emerging, it is challenging fighting against the flu. The influenza virus changes through mutation, re-assortment and recombination of genetic material. One change in a flu virus can sometimes allow it to evade 90 percent of a person’s immunity but not another person’s. You get sick but your spouse doesn’t. At the highest-level protection, about 60 percent of individuals can benefit from immunization. But this also can be lower than 20 percent. That means 80 percent of people might not benefit from a flu shot, so it’s important to find additional ways to keep us from getting sick and support our body to fight an infection as quickly as possible before it takes hold and gets severe. Antibiotics aren’t effective against viruses and increase the risk of later infections. You want to start taking care of yourself before you even feel sick. Stay well hydrated, get restful sleep and eat a nutrient-dense whole-food diet that supports detoxification. There are some natural remedies worth considering. For overall prevention, I like to take probiotics, vitamin D and A, zinc and vitamin C. Colostrum may support a stronger immune system, while elderberry and andrographis could reduce the duration. To help the immune system respond, there are mushroom extracts and garlic. Olive leaf, berberine and monolaurin grab my attention as possible antivirals. Scott Porter, a functional medicine pharmacist, is the director of the Center for Functional Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.
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The state board reported that almost two dozen craft breweries have opened for business over the past two years. As any of the beermakers will tell you, there are more than hops, barley and water that go into the making of a great craft beer. The craft beer industry has grown in terms of both variety and sophistication. Like a fine wine, brewmasters are pairing craft beer with food to bring out the subtle tastes and the differences infused into every brew. “The craft beer industry in Washington is changing. It’s a different animal,” said Ken Nabors, who has been brewing African Amber at Mac & Jack's Brewery for 26 years. “When we first started there were a total of 26 breweries in the state. “Now there are 417.” Nabors emphasized that the majority of craft brewers in the state produce less than 2,000 barrels per year. The Academy Founders Mac and Jack still own and run the brewery with their team of dedicated beer lovers in the Warehouse District of Redmond behind Marymoor Park. “We’re still listening to our customers, still learning how to do it better and still laughing about it,” Nabors said with a smile. Mac & Jack’s does more than produce beer. It also serves as a training ground for a growing armada of craft brewers. When childhood friends Dick Mergens and Shawn Dowling decided to make a full-time commitment to their hobby of making beer, the pair made a commitment to learn all they could about the business side of brewing before they opened Crucible Brewing in an Everett retail
strip mall in late 2015. Mergens quit his day job at a home improvement center to take a job at the Mac & Jack’s Brewery to learn the business. He worked his way up to the brewhouse before moving to another Redmond brewery—Hi-Fi Brewing. During his time at Mac & Jack’s, Mergens worked with American Brewing head brewer Adam Frantz to understand the intricacies of how to be an efficient brewer in a commercial brewhouse. Mergens described Mac & Jack’s as “The Academy.” His education was apparently a success. Crucible recently opened a second tasting room in the heart of wine country in Woodinville. “You get worked to death over there, but you learn a lot,” said Mergens. “Shawn and I continue to tinker with our formulas to offer even more choices for our loyal customers.” While IPAs and ales are the most frequent pours from taps across the state, the different styles of beer and the diverse patrons who consume the effervescent beverage are as different as the weather on each side of the Cascades. Spokane Craft beermakers have developed subtle differences in the mixture of ingredients and distribution methods that reflect each region of Washington. A prime example are the numerous craft breweries that sprung up in Spokane during the ‘90s to serve the thirsty college students from Gonzaga and nearby Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The smaller breweries formulated and served pale ales that have become known as “Spokane-style” beers that are meant to be enjoyed with friends. No-Li is a template for the style of beer that still dominates the nightlife in Spokane. The pale brew can race its beginnings to five of the pubs at the heart of the U District scene that have opened since 1993. Each pours a version of the light beer to go well with food and an evening out on the town. Founded in 2011, Iron Goat Brewing Company joined the party in 2011 from its trendy location in the historical district on Second Avenue. The pub offers its standards like Paul’s Pale Ale, Goatmeal Stout, Bleating Red Ale and the nasty Trashy Blonde. For those in an adventurous mood, the brewmaster at
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Despite a reputation that would defy the image as a hub for craft breweries, the northern portion of the state has established its reputation for natural, hand-crafted craft beers served at family friendly breweries.
Each batch of beer, he explained, is distinctive because each is made with the best available hops from local farms. Overall, the beers at Kootenai tend to be a little more “hoppy.” That includes the bourbon barrel-aged porter made with coffee from a roaster right in Sandpoint.
Mickduff ’s Brewing Company in Sandpoint was established in 2006 by two brothers with a passion for brewing their own style of craft beer and living year-round in their idea of paradise. The tap handles at Mickduff ’s include a Huckleberry Blonde Ale made with fruit puree for a zesty flavor. The local brewery’s version of a Black-and-Tan is made with equal parts of Tipsy Toehead Blonde and Knot Tree Porter. Down Highway 2 in Bonners Ferry, the Kootenai River Brewing Company features the dark McGregor Scottish Ale as well as the award-winning Hoptic Blast IPA that visitors
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t may have been an awfully grey winter, but with spring just around the corner, we’re all getting a little anxious to get outside and start prepping our gardens for the warmer months—or at least to start thinking about it.
Don’t let the size of your outdoor space discourage you from planning your own spring garden. Whether you have a full backyard or just a porch, there are many ways to add a little color to your space. Here are some tips for creating a welcoming garden retreat, no matter the space you’re working with. Stack and layer. Pots of every size are your friend if you’re working with a small space. If you can’t go out, go up, recommends Anne Gibson of The Micro Gardener. Stack and layer pots in tiers, on steps, terraces or even just a small deck or patio to add some dimension to your space and create growing room for veggies and flowers. Work with your space. If you have a long, narrow space, then choose a planter that mirrors that shape and still allows room for you to work around. You can even utilize an outdoor table to build a small tabletop garden, or install brackets to plant a window box if space is very limited, says Gibson. Think ahead. Succession plant, so you can enjoy fruits, veggies and flowers on a rotating basis, suggests Gibson. For example, if you have a large plant that takes time to mature and spread out, like zucchini, utilize the space around to grow something that matures at a faster rate and can be enjoyed in the meantime, like “cut and come again” lettuce. Pair plants from the same family that you may not want alongside other veggies or plants—like bulb onions, chives and shallots—in a pot or small growing space. Opt for plants that can perform multiple functions, like lavender, sunflowers and chives. Mini size it. If you don’t have the space for a full-sized fruit tree, opt for dwarf fruit trees that will still produce but take up much less space and can even be planted in a pot. Many varieties of veggies, herbs and shrubs or bushes also come in dwarf varieties, like miniature roses. Raised garden beds are a wonderful option if you don’t have a ton
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make it appear larger. If you’re including outdoor furniture in your space, make sure it is size appropriate, and don’t overcrowd the space. Compact furniture like a small bistro table and chairs can offer seating options and add to their surroundings without taking up precious space or looking out of place. Uniformity. Larger spaces can accommodate various styles and materials, but in a small space it’s key to keep it simple and uniform, recommends The Spruce. Limit the hardscape materials to a limited scheme that compliments its surroundings. Start small. Make your garden space personal. If you’re trying to decide where to start, choose a spot that will compliment your home, add a pop of color, and that you will enjoy on a daily basis, such as the entry-way to your drive, or a plot by your front door or back patio.
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s we enter another spring in the Northwest, so begins the preparation to revitalize our landscapes, lawns and gardens. Whether the spring of 2020 will find you starting from scratch or breathing new vitality into an existing landscape, there are many simple ways to increase the sustainability of your efforts.
With the goal of avoiding an excess use of resources, and allowing the local climate to naturally thrive, eco-friendly landscaping is growing in both popularity and practice. Increasing the sustainability of your residential landscape or garden contributes to reduced energy waste, maintaining the cleanliness of the water and air, a healthier regional wildlife population, minimized atmospheric greenhouse gas and upholding a solid foundation for future generations to be able to experience the same benefits. Reducing your environmental footprint and turning toward sustainable landscaping may seem like a daunting taskâ€”but it doesnâ€™t need to be.
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PAINT ON THE WALLS Paint is the easiest and most cost-effective way to spruce up a room. While ultimately it’s always a good idea to buy a sample and see it on the wall, you can do a lot of narrowing down by using several paint brands’ visualization services. Behr, for example, has all its colors and shines available to see on the company’s website. You can then select a room from the ‘Visualizer’ service that looks similar to the room you are updating, whether it is a bedroom, living room or other space in your home. You can apply your selected color to the walls to see how it will appear once applied. This is especially useful if you are looking at pairing colors together. Here you get a nice visual to see if the colors clash or decide if you should go a shade lighter or darker. You can often find these programs in the paint aisle at major retailers as well.
ONLINE DESIGNERS Havenly.com is changing the game for those on a budget. The site offers professional design help for packages of $79 or $129. When you sign up for their services, you give the company your room dimensions, what you want to see updated, and set a budget on how much you want to spend. You can even let the service know what pieces of furniture you already have that you don’t want to eliminate from the remodel, and they will be included in the final visual layout. You are given visuals to choose from which you rate on a simple scale to give your designer an idea of what styles you like. The designer takes all the information and puts together a to-scale visual of your room with new pieces based on the information you provide and your budget. The full package also allows for more collaboration with the designer. The site makes money off commissions from purchases you make from the room you are given, but you are under no obligation to buy any of the pieces the designer includes in your layout. Other sites like Decorilla.com and Modsy.com offer similar services and pricing models.
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VIRTUAL FURNITURE LAYOUT Wayfair is quickly becoming a behemoth in the home decorating industry, and the company offers a couple of very helpful tools when furniture shopping for your home. Its Room Planner 3D program allows you to enter the specific dimensions of whatever room you are looking to redecorate, including paint colors and window and door placements. Once you’ve created a room that resembles your own, you can start adding couches, chairs, lamps, area rugs, wall art and much more to get a great visual of your room. Those who download the company’s APP can utilize the ‘View in a Room’ feature in which you turn on your phone’s camera and drag and drop furniture into your actual room.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS Sometimes simply getting rid of excess clutter can bring a room right back to life. While it’s easy to just toss out an entire junk drawer, professionals can help you keep your belongings while becoming more organized. Having a professional organizer analyze your spaces and formulate a plan might even keep you from having to create a costly remodel. Digital organizers can be a little harder to come by, but this industry is growing and a quick Google search of your area will often net you local professionals.
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owntown Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront community filled with charming restaurants, wine bars, art galleries and shops. Located just east of Seattle, it is located on the shores of Lake Washington. The lovely Marina Park beckons with benches to enjoy the view and a cute little beach. The walkable town allows you to enjoy a car-free weekend.
The city is filled with public works of art, and it can be fun to stumble upon them. The works are by leading regional and national artists, with some donated by Kirkland residents. The pieces of art are made of bronze and are quite a variety. “Betty Lou” is a bronze by artist Lisa Sheets and showcases an older woman sitting on a bench enjoying some sun. Other works include whimsical animals and a military family. Where To Stay From the moment you walk into the luxury that is the Heathman Hotel and receive a warm welcome from the staff, you know you are staying somewhere special. This lovely hotel is centrally located to all Kirkland has to offer—including Lake Washington. The Heathman has recently undergone extensive renovations, which gives it the feeling of brand new. The hotel is filled with artwork by local artists, with pieces rotated quarterly. Each floor has a theme, and the higher floors have paintings of birds and flight. A nice touch. For a couple’s getaway, you will most certainly want to splurge on a suite on the upper floor. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave these luxury havens. You may have stayed at a hotel that offers a pillow menu, but the Heathman really steps up the game with their Signature Bed Menu. Select from three mattress types including pillowtop, Tempur-Pedic
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and infused with three cheeses, the dish almost has the texture of risotto and is so hearty. For brunch try Hector’s, a Kirkland favorite dishing up its famed eggs benedict and other breakfast favorites for more than 44 years. Its dark wooded interior has a speakeasy vibe highlighted by the 120-year-old mahogany bar back and original brickwork and fireplaces. Truly an experience. Lynn’s Bistro blends French and Asian cuisine in a bright, lovely restaurant. On a rainy Pacific Northwest day, you feel like you are in a sunny café in the south of France. Enjoy savory or sweet crepes. Entrees come with a variety of French pastries and fresh fruit. Chef MyLinh Tran only uses Gruyere cheese at the restaurant, which is made from milk of pasture-fed cows and has an earthy nutty taste that imparts a unique flavor to dishes it is incorporated into. Try the traditional French onion soup—one of the restaurant’s signature dishes that is covered with a melted topping of the rich Gruyere cheese.
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Where to Drink Kirkland loves its wine, and there are a variety of wine bars in the area. Stop into the Delille Maison Wine Lounge to enjoy a wine tasting flight. Three 2-ounce pours are a perfect way to enjoy some of their signature wines from the renown Red Mountain AVA. The Hearth Bar in the Heathman Hotel has a big following among locals, which is unusual in a hotel bar, and is a testament to the friendly bartenders who really know how to present a cocktail. Try the Dragon’s Blood, a smoke-infused Manhattan. Housemade spicy orange bitters are combined with bourbon, Matthiasson sweet vermouth, pasubio, crème de novak and blood orange puree. The elixir, presented in a dome while the bartender blows in smoke, makes for a very unique experience. What To Do Plan to walk the town during your stay. The scenic waterfront offers views of both Lake Washington and Seattle in the distance. Even though you are in a downtown area, it has a small-town sense of community. There are so many local small businesses worth a stop. Check out the Pike St. Press, a darling shop carrying on the tradition of letterpress printing. Pick up an artisan greeting card or other paper products which make nice gifts. The Gunnar Nordstrom gallery is located right next door and is the only authorized dealer in Washington for the Art of Dr. Seuss. The Canvas Paint and Sip studio is a fun date activity. Bring out your inner artist with an artist-guided session, sure to have you painting like
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FOLLIES Sandpoint’s famous ridiculous, risque, politically incorrect variety show By Abigail Thorpe Photo by Woods Wheatcroft
6&7 “People just need a place where they can go and just be crazy,” laughs Follies producer Kate McAlister. The “Queen of Ireland,” as McAlister is known to all, is gearing up for this year’s big show, and it promises to be delightfully witty and inappropriate—as expected. March 6 and 7 mark the 18th year of The Follies, a local variety show that is held every year the first weekend in March as an escape from the grey dreariness of winter. It started out in Sandpoint as part of the local Mardi Gras celebrations, but as the celebration died out over the years, The Follies continued on as a much-loved and anticipated event. Tickets go on sale every year on Groundhog Day and sell out quickly. While it started out with more of a political bent, today The Follies is essentially a burlesque show. Not much is off limits, and, as their poster says, it’s “not for the easily offended.” But underneath the ridiculous acts, crazy outfits and racy dialogue is a great cause. The event annually raises about $40,000 for the Angels Over Sandpoint,
a local nonprofit committed to helping anyone in need in Bonner County. McAlister MCs The Follies each year, dressed in her crown and signature green, and as much as she loves the wild event, it’s the cause it supports that keeps her coming back. “I love the audience, they’re just so great, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” she says, “but it’s really what’s behind it that’s the best.” This year’s theme is “Cowboy Up,” and it promises to bring out the cowboy hats, boots and country attire in full force. The Follies starts at 8pm at the Panida Theater, and doors open at 7pm, but be prepared for a line around the block if you want to get a good seat—the weekend event brings in a crowd, and not just from Sandpoint. “It really has also become an economic engine for our town, because people from Spokane, from Seattle, they come over to watch the show,” says McAlister.
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Come enjoy this well kept home conveniently located close to the YMCA and Travers Park. This home has ample storage, a walk-in pantry and linen closet. A large fenced back yard with mature fruit trees including; apple, pear, cherry and plum as well as thornless raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. With a 14x16 garden/storage shed with lean to's on both sides for plenty of storage for your toys! Close to the library, Junior/Senior High school, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and Sandpoint City Beach. $262,500
Come to Ridgehaven and enjoy absolute privacy on this gently sloped 5 acre parcel. Remove some trees and open up gorgeous views of the Selkirks and Schweitzer Mountain, while keeping plenty of usable ground for the home site. $55,000
Absolutely Idaho - here's your mountain retreat site! 5 acres with ﬁltered views of Lake Pend O'Reille that can be drasscally improved with thinning. Come experience this peaceful, private locaaon 17 miles to Sandpoint away from the noise of everyday life. $59,000
Upscale single level home under construc-on with open ﬂoor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 led baths, private master suite, hydronic heat, and top-grade custom ﬁnishes with meless appeal. Community tennis courts and day dock, convenient to town. $469,000
Your ming is right to invest in this 3-bedroom, 3-bath bungalow at Dover Bay. With a terriﬁc ﬂoor plan and upgrades including built-in shelving in the living room, this home wraps you in luxurious comfort. Main ﬂoor includes two bedrooms, one with en-suite ¾ bath, each with ample closet space and a separate full, led bath. Upstairs includes a large bedroom, full bath and den/loo area. Homeowners dues of $950/quarter cover snow removal, lawn care and exterior maintenance. $349,900
You will be delighted with this gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-bath, single-level new home at Moon Ridge Estates. Open ﬂoor plan for today's lifestyle, ﬁnishes include granite or quartz counters, scheduled to be completed in June, 2020. Photos are of similar home recently completed. $315,000
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Here's your cozy Idaho log cabin in the woods! Inside you'll love the real wood ﬂoors, open ﬂoor plan with kitchen island, main ﬂoor bedroom and full bath. Custom loo railing ﬁnishes with a bedroom upstairs makes this cabin stand out - all craaed with quality construccon and meless ﬁnishes with certain accents like russc antler door handles inside. A full porch allows you to enjoy nature and the fragrance of the forest. Located on 5 acres in the gateway to Idaho's wilderness, a sportsman's paradise close to the Clark Fork River and Naaonal Forest. $350,000
Bring your house plans to this prime 1 acre building lot in Summer Haven, a subdivision of ﬁne homes. Located approximately 5 miles south of Sandpoint, you'll ﬁnd this treed corner parcel with community water, natural gas, and electric uuliies available. Subdivision covenants, condiions and restriccons apply. You will appreciate the level, year-round access. $110,000
4.96 acres with lovely sunny exposure & gorgeous long-range views, conveniently located between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. Perch your home on this level building site and enjoy the southerly views all the way to Mount Spokane in this peaceful, private seeng. Electricity is to the property and seppc is installed for a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home.. $81,000
2-bedroom, 1.5 bath cooage PLUS a separate 1-bedroom guest apartment & 2-car garage on a large corner lot in Dover with fenced yard & fruit trees. Near parks & marina, this home is move-in ready. Come live the carefree lifestyle without the restriccons! $325,000
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