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CONTENTS

Table of Contents

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Protect and enhance your investment!

Shop|Local

• Outstanding Service • Trained Professionals • 24/7 Property Management

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• Maximize Property Value • Increase Tenant Occupancy

08  Living Local Publisher’s Page

10  Good News Kinderhaven

13  Business Spotlight

Sandpoint West Athletic Club

14  Best of Sandpoint Sandpoint’s Best Local Business

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Business Spotlight

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Financial Focus

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The Alpine Shop

Life Insurance

26  Hometown Experts Shop Local

48  Explore Ponderay The Little City With the Big Future

50  Community

Holly Eve is Back!

52  Paw Prints

Helpful Advice for People with Pets

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The Healing Garden

56  Calendar of Events November Events

59  Kid’s Corner

Activities, Games & Jokes

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It is hard to believe but the holiday season is just around the corner.

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In this month’s edition we are featuring a Shop Local section, a philosophy we at Sandpoint Living believe is essential to the growth and well being of our local economy.

To submit articles, photos, nominations and events email us at events@like-media.com.

For most, the holidays seem to be one of the busiest times of the year. Days and nights are filled with holiday parties, school programs, baking, and maybe some out of town visitors. Shopping? That is one thing that is often squeezed in among all the other activities. The malls can be found packed with last minute shoppers on Christmas Eve and the days immediately prior to that. Each year there is a large increase in the number of people doing their shopping online.

Advertising/Sales Jessica Kimble 208.290.4959

But we urge you to plan your holiday season a bit differently this year. Set some time aside to enjoy that which we have right here in the Sandpoint community.

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Take a Saturday to stroll through our many shops and visit with the local merchants. Not only will you find many unique items for those on your list, but you will also be helping to support the economy and the well being of your neighbors, friends and family. And just as important, you will find time to relax and take time to enjoy the place you call home. Supporting our local business owners has never been more important. To you from us at Sandpoint Living, we wish you a happy holiday season and want to extend our gratitude for the support you have shown us throughout the years.

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Cornerstone Physical Therapy

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Yes! You Have Direct Access to Physical Therapy!

What is Direct Access and Do I Have It? Article provided by Cornerstone Physical Therapy

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irect access refers to a person’s ability to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without being referred from a doctor or other healthcare practitioner. Many physical ailments such as back pain, neck pain, muscle strain/ sprain or balance deficits can be assessed and treated by a physical

that you can make educated decisions about your own healthcare.

Is Direct Access Safe?

Yes. Physical therapists are educated in differential diagnoses and are bound by ethical standards to appropriately refer patients to medical professionals when presented with symptoms that are beyond their scope of care. Each state has a specific Practice Act that licensed therapists abide by under the law. In addition, physical therapists that received their doctorate degrees have successfully completed doctorate level courses in anatomy, neuroanatomy, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, histology, physiology and several other advanced science courses.

If I have Medicare or Medicaid do I have Direct Access?

therapist. Physical therapy education has significantly progressed in the past 20 years to now include graduate level science, anatomy, neuroscience, differential diagnosis and non-surgical, non-prescription medication based interventions. It is completely safe and especially cost effective to directly consult a physical therapist for neuro musculo-skeletal diagnoses or injuries. Physical therapists can be licensed and practice with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate level degrees.

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Yes. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are able to go directly to physical therapists without a referral or a visit to a physician. Some insurance companies do require a preauthorization for physical therapy services, but trained office staff can help you through this process.

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Is Direct Access Important?

Yes. With the ever-rising costs of healthcare, going to see your physical therapist directly can eliminate unnecessary tests, transportation costs, time off work and specialist referrals. Physical therapists are experts in clinical diagnoses of musculoskeletal injuries. For example, if you hurt your knee, a physical therapist can manually test the joint, determine which anatomical structures may be involved and initiate effective, appropriate treatment immediately. Moreover, they can teach you about your diagnosis, injury, or symptoms so

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When Kinderhaven first opened in 1996, no one could have imagined the huge impact it would have on youth in North Idaho. Now, 17 years later, approximately 1500 children from the five northern counties have called Sandpoint’s only emergency shelter for abused and neglected children their home. For many, the security and unconditional love they have found there has been life changing. For one young woman who lived there on two different occasions, Kinderhaven was not only a home to her for two years, but it also helped guide her to a career path which she never envisioned. Today she is working in the very system that saved her from a life of abuse. “To feel wanted at Kinderhaven was a blessing,” said 25-year-old Sara Cometto. Sandpoint resident Barb Merritt was on the Kinderhaven Board of Directors and actively volunteered at the home when Sara first came to Kinderhaven. “I think she was in the 8th grade,” said Barb adding that Sara only stayed a short time and then came back when she was in high school. “She graduated from high school as a resident of Kinderhaven.” As Barb reflects on Sara’s journey from a traumatized young girl to the confident woman she is today, she is obviously moved and proud to have been a part of a significant chapter in Sara’s life. “Right from her first days there (at Kinderhaven) Sara made it pretty plain to me and the staff that she wasn't going to settle for just being another kid from the system,” said Barb who adds that in spite of her challenges, Sara was able to achieve good grades. “She helped around the house with her assigned chores, including taking an active role with the younger kids.” It may have been a sign that Sara was destined to dedicate her life to helping those kids who, like her, had their innocence stolen from them by those whom they should have trusted most – their family. “The staff at Kinderhaven was amazing,” said Sara. “I had my moments. I was a teenager. Looking back I think I challenged them because I was not used to having

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structure. But they provided routine, structure and stability. Without that, it would be chaos.” Sara shares that she suffered physical abuse by the hands of her biological parents, but she refuses to let it define the person she is today. When she left Kinderhaven she did so with the intent of leaving the foster care system behind her. “I left never wanting to have anything to do with it,” said Sara. When she graduated from high school she moved to Michigan to be close to extended family and there she attended Saginaw College State University. But that did not mean the staff and supporters at Kinderhaven forgot about her. With money raised specifically to help those who leave Kinderhaven transition into their adult lives, Sara received scholarship money from the local non-profit to assist her with the cost of her education. “This was a huge opportunity for me,” said Sara who adds that because she did not have parents who could help her sign for a loan, she faced additional financial challenges that Kinderhaven helped her overcome. Initially interested in majoring in history, Sara became involved in various activities related to foster care awareness. She spoke to others and shared her story, participated in fundraising events, and worked with politicians to help gain funding for youth services. Before long, Sara discovered that she was interested in pursuing a career in social work. She graduated in just 4 ½ years with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Youth Services. “I am turning it (her life experiences) all into a positive to help others navigate the system,” said Sara. After graduation, Sara held a position with an agency that focused on the Family Reunification Program. “When the kids would return home, I would work with the family for four to six months with the transition,” said Sara. “It can be a very stressful time for the family.” Sara’s role


Good News was to be involved with the family every step of the way ensuring they had the necessary coping skills, communication skills and other things that some may take for granted. “My whole goal was to see that the kids were returned to a safe and stable environment and never removed again,” said Sara. “The family needed to know they could succeed on their own once I was no longer there.” While Sara has been gone from Sandpoint for a long time, she does return occasionally to visit those who have made such a difference in her life. She has even been a guest speaker at the Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees annual fundraiser to share with the crowd how their support can change a life. “Kinderhaven was a steadfast support for me,” said Sara who also said that she is very grateful to Barb Merritt who has been a good and supportive friend to her not only when she was at Kinderhaven but for all the years that followed as well. She considers people like Barb and the other girls she lived with at Kinderhaven her family. “I miss that family component,” said Sara. “I was very lucky and feel very blessed to have been at Kinderhaven.” Sara recently took a new job, moving from Michigan to another part of the country, where she is employed in an On-going Child Protective Services Unit. Instead of going into the home following reunification as before, Sara’s new role is to work with the family before a child is removed. “I come into the home when there is a grey area – when there are concerns but not enough to remove the child,” said Sara who works with a particular family from anywhere from three to nine months in her new role. Sara believes she would not be the person she is today if it weren’t for the staff, volunteers and friends at Kinderhaven who helped her through the most difficult time in her life. She said each time there was a court hearing regarding her care, it felt good to know the staff and the fellow residents were always there for her providing support.

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“You grow up overnight. I was in a mindset that I could take care of myself because I always had to,” said Sara. “But they were always checking in with me making sure I took care of myself mentally and physically. They provided a firm hand to help me when I needed it and a loving place that was very homey.” She recalls with laughter the dinners she and the other Kinderhaven residents would share, many of whom she still keeps in contact with. “Some of my best memories from childhood were at Kinderhaven,” said Sara. “We were each other’s family when no one else wanted us. We’ll always be there for each other.” While Sara said the career she has chosen is emotionally challenging at times, every once in awhile there is a family that comes along that reminds her why she is doing what she does. “I never anticipated being here, but it is where God wanted me to be,” said Sara.

Sandpoint ChriStian SChool

Come and Enjoy Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees! All Events Are at the Sandpoint Business and Events Center Family Night: December 5th, 4-6:30pm. Free and open to the public. Visit with Santa and enjoy some holiday treats! Holiday Luncheon: December 6th, 11:30am-1pm. This is sold out! Gala: December 7th, 5:30pm. Sponsor Table: $1000 Individual ticket: $75. For tickets call or email Jacinda Bokowy at 208.610.2208 or jbokowy@mac.com. Would you like to donate a tabletop tree, wreath or gift basket? Contact Jacinda today!

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SPOTLIGHT Sandpoint West Athletic Club A Place to Dance the Night Away By Patty Hutchens

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hen one thinks of Sandpoint West Athletic Club, it is likely images of treadmills, fitness classes, handball courts and swimming pools come to mind. But there’s so much more! Sandpoint West Athletic Club (SWAC) is also a place to put on your dancing shoes. SWAC has two sets of highly qualified and fun social dance instructors. Diane Peters teaches dances such as swing, salsa, country and ballroom, rotating a new style each month. Kevin and Krista McLemore teach social partner dancing including ballroom, latin, swing and country. Diane taught for many years at the Arthur Murray School of Dance in Minneapolis and is passionate about teaching. “To me it’s my way of contributing to the arts in Sandpoint,” said Diane who took her first ballroom dance class in college and has loved it ever since. Diane is no stranger to dancers in Sandpoint. She used to volunteer at the high school teaching dance after school hours. “There were always so many kids,” she said. She has also been involved in some of the Quinceaneras in the community; teaching young people to dance for the traditional Mexican celebration that marks a young woman’s fifteenth birthday. For the McLemores they said they enjoy those “aha” moments. “We love it when we can get a student to really understand and feel comfortable in their dancing,” said Krista. Kevin and Krista teach the monthly dances for the local USA Dance Club. Kevin has taught the President of National Handicapped Ski Sports who was missing the lower part of one leg. Anyone with the desire to learn, can be taught. He has also taught a group of blind high school students. Kevin says, “The difficulty there was having them be able to feel what I was trying to tell them, but

they all got it. They sent me the biggest thank you for making their dancing possible. Some of them even used what they had learned at their prom.” Krista has been dancing and teaching others for 7 years while Kevin has 29 years of teaching experience. Think you are too old to join a class? The McLemores have taught people ranging in age from 8 to 92 years of age. As for Diane she too has taught young children and adults in their 80s. “It’s important to me that they enjoy the learning experience,” said Diane. So you want to learn to dance but are not sure you have the skills? No worries. Most classes start with the basics and there are also advanced level classes available. Singles or couples are encouraged to attend so you do not need a partner to sign up. Also, you need not be a member of Sandpoint West Athletic Club to take part in the classes and the prices are very affordable. The McLemores and Diane Peters are all available for private lessons as well, which is great for upcoming weddings, special events or schedule a private group for simply a good time. “Dancing is fun and it should be fun to learn,” said Diane. “I love teaching at SWAC. The floor is beautiful and there is a great sound system. I just love the facility.” So next time you pack your gym bag, you may just want to include a pair of dancing shoes. Not only is it great exercise but it is a lot of fun too! Call Sandpoint West Athletic Club at 208.263.6633 for more information including cost and times or scan this code.

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Waltz & Rumba 1905 Pine in Sandpoint 208.263.6633 www.sandpointwest.com

Waltz Mondays at 7pm Rumba Wednesdays at 7pm Contact Diane Peters at 208.610.1770

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BEST OF SANDPOINT DSS Home Preservation Services

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

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More than just a website, SandpointLiving.com it is a new concept in web design, offering those in the community an opportunity to contribute – whether through Instagram, Vine videos or your own personal blog. We look forward to bringing you local, state, regional and national news as well as forecasts so you can plan your weekend escape. Unsure of where that escape should be? We have great tips on destinations throughout the Northwest. If you missed the Sandpoint High School football game, we will keep you up to date with the score so you don’t have to wait for your morning paper to arrive. Whatever it is you are looking for, we have it. Be sure to logon today and sign up for our free newsletter. www.SandpointLiving.com 208.946.0901

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Carey Spears Insurance

Looking ahead, in just a matter of days now, all Americans will be looking at insurance coverage for benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for people that are eligible for Medicare with Medicare Advantage plans and/or the Part D prescription drug coverage. It is important that you review the options to determine that for which you are eligible. I can help simplify the process. Sandpoint—102 South Euclid Avenue, Suite #113 208.265.2026

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Taylor Insurance

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

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Bizarre Bazaar

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

The K2 Inn is located in the heart of Downtown Sandpoint within walking distance of all downtown shops, restaurants and events. Clean, comfortable and affordable, we’re the family owned alternative to corporate chains. All rooms include microwave, refrigerator, wifi, HDTV and continental breakfast. We accept all major travel cards and offer corporate and frequent guest discounts as well. For those here to ski or play in the winter, long term stays are available from October through March. Mention you saw us here and receive a 10% discount on your stay! info@k2innsandpoint.com. k2innsandpoint.com. Sandpoint—501 North 4th Avenue 208.265.KTWO (5896)

Let our 30+ years of custom home building work for you. We have the expertise to identify potential problem areas and the knowledge to repair them!

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

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

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Nov. 17th, 2013 5pm at the First Lutheran Church on Olive Suggested Donation for concert and dinner: adults $10 children $5

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For more Music Conservatory of Sandpoint information School of Performing Arts call 265-4444

“The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint (MCS) is a non-profit school of performing arts providing quality music, dance and drama education, helping student experience the joy and benefits of a classical music education through a variety of classes and a continuous curriculum available to students of all ages and abilities. We are a 501c3 organization. WASC Accredited.”


Business SPOTLIGHT

Alpine Shop By Patty Hutchens

It has been a staple in the Sandpoint community for 46 years, but when Brent and Nicole Eacret purchased the Alpine Shop in July 2012, they took the opportunity to expand on what they knew was already a success. The new owners have expanded not only the store’s product line but its services as well. Extremely grateful to previous owners Bob and Linda Aavedal for the opportunity to purchase the business, Brent and Nicole say owning and operating the Alpine Shop is a perfect fit for their passions of recreating in the outdoors, whether it is skiing or boating. The couple has two young sons ages 4 and 7 who also love the outdoors. Nicole does all of the purchasing of the clothing and accessories while Brent purchases the hard goods including skis and boots. “It allows us to specialize with our own knowledge of the products,” said Nicole. Some of the new brands they carry include Armada, Mammut, Line and Flylow. Alpine Shop has locations in both downtown Sandpoint and at Schweitzer Village. One addition to the Alpine Shop this year is a Boot Saloon at the Schweitzer location where one can be custom fitted for their ski boots. “We have one of the most advanced custom fit centers in the Northwest,” said Brent who adds that the Alpine Shop was recently accepted by Masterfit as a member of the prestigious American’s Best Boot Fitters, a certification few shops carry. Another intriguing service offered by the Alpine Shop is the

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opportunity customers have to demo almost every ski before purchasing it. With a shop in the Schweitzer Village, customers can demo the skis for a day with that fee being applied towards the purchase price. “It gives our customers a chance to get the real experience on the hill before they take the leap (of purchasing the product),” said Brent. They also offer a seasonal lease program for kids, a valuable service considering children grow and their needs change from year to year. For $120 kids can rent all they need for the ski season and can even change out their equipment if they grow over the winter. Not only that, much of the equipment is nearly brand new as Brent and Nicole recently replaced over half of their equipment with new skis and boots. While many may believe that the Alpine Shop specializes in winter recreational needs, nothing could be further from the truth. The Alpine Shop also is the go to place for summer recreational activities. They provide boat storage as well as winterizing boats and getting them ready for summer. In addition the store provides both parts and services for boats, and sells water skis, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, surf boards, wakeboards, and summer apparel. “We work to be a one stop shop,” said Brent. “We strive to take care of our customers’ recreational needs all year round.” Stop in to their store or go online to alpinevertical.com to check out all their products!

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Misperceptions about the “prohibitive” cost. Neil Sprackling, president of U.S. life and health at Swiss Re, a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, is among those who say people would be surprised to learn that a policy can actually cost as little as one latte per week. “Balance that,” he says, “against the reality that life insurance is essential to a family’s long-term health. An inadequate policy could spell big trouble, and the wrong policy could render a household unable to maintain their standard of living upon the death of an income-generating family member.”

Too many and too complex options. “Overwhelmed” is probably a fair way to describe consumers’ typical reaction to all the different policies out there. So it’s heartening to know that the industry has made big strides in terms of being user-friendly. Not only can consumers now research and apply for policies online, but many insurance websites offer calculators to determine how much protection a family will need. Another positive is that many financial advisors now partner with life insurance specialists who can walk a customer through the application process quickly.

If you answered “No,” there’s at least some consolation in knowing that two-thirds of households in the U.S. are in the same boat, according to research from the association LIMRA. So for anyone concerned about society’s future well-being, the question is this: If so many Americans apparently realize that life insurance is one of the best ways to protect against potential impoverishment - half of U.S. households say they “need more” of it why, then, is ownership of such policies at a 50-year low? And by “low,” we mean that three out of 10 households completely lack life insurance. Experts cite three main reasons for the dropoff: •

Economic turmoil. Let’s face it, the past decade has been rough for most people. Wages have stagnated when adjusted for inflation. Home mortgages remain underwater. The Big Corollary (Non) Surprise As Americans Tightened Their Belts: Since 2007, the volume of new individual life insurance sales has fallen annually by five percent -- and more people have let their policies lapse.

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The bottom line? It’s never been easier to find the plan that works for you, and it may be cheaper to acquire that protection than you think.


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


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Dining Guide Ivano’s Ristorante

La Rosa Club

Shoga Sushi Bar

Evans Brothers Roasting Studio & Café

Kokanee Coffee

Miller’s Country Store

Tango Cafe

Sweet Lou’s in Hope

Cedar Street Bistro

The Pie Hut

Fiesta Bonita

Delightful Choices

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

208.265.2001 41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, ID Forty-One South brings sushi back to Sandpoint. Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine. Beautiful waterfront dining with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous service. Open M-F for lunch at 11am and 7 nights a week for dinner.

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

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

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

208.263.6174 700 Kootenai Cutoff Road | Ponderay, ID Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. We have a full bar and outdoor seating. Open daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

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

208.265.5553 524 Church Road | Sandpoint, ID Enjoy our full espresso bar, handcrafted single brew methods, gluten free pastries and burritos. Free Wi Fi, easy parking and we are located on the bike path. Offsite coffee, event space rental and office delivery. Fresh roasted coffee available for you to enjoy in your home. Open Monday - Friday 7am-5pm. Saturday 7am-4pm & Sunday 8am1pm. www.EvansBrothersCoffee.com. Find us on Facebook!

208.263.9446 1326 Baldy Mountain Road | Sandpoint, ID 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, 8:30am5:30pm. Like us on Facebook! www.MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com.

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

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

208.290.9306 216 North First Street | Sandpoint, ID Sandpoints favorite Ice Cream Shop with over 16 flavors to choose from. We also have frozen yogurt and a 18+ condiment bar. Delightful Choices also offers Espresso Drinks, Hot Chocolate, Smoothies and Italian Sodas. So come in for a sweet treat. Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.


Forty-One South

Now Open Seven Nights a Week By Patty Hutchens

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t’s been just over three years since Cassandra Cayson purchased FortyOne South; and even though many thought it was not possible, it just keeps getting better. Previously closed on Sunday and Monday during the winter months, the favorite of many will now be open seven nights a week. “I’m really proud of my staff and how far we have come,” said Cassandra who attributes much of the success of Forty-One South to the consistently wonderful food prepared by the chefs as well as her supportive staff. “It’s become like a family.” Always striving to meet the needs of her customers, Cassandra said the decision to be open seven nights a week seemed like the next logical step. “We are always getting new customers, but we have our regular local as well as seasonal customers as well,” said Cassandra. And as the seasons change, so does the Forty-One South menu. Beginning in November they will bring back some of the favorites that were introduced last winter including Beef Stroganoff and Buffalo Meatloaf. “In summer we tend to offer a lighter menu,” said Cassandra adding that in the winter months one can find more comfort foods on the menu. But it is not just in the dining room where you can find exceptional food; the lounge menu has expanded as well offering macaroni and cheese, wings, and the popular steak sandwich. Recognizing the various dietary needs and choices for many, Cassandra said that if an item is not already gluten free, many of the items can easily be made as such. “We also have a few delicious vegetarian options,” she said. “Our chef is very flexible to accommodating dietary restrictions.”

Once a month throughout the winter FortyOne South offers a five course wine dinner, something that has become very popular. They also offer off site catering as well as a private dining room which seats up to 20 people, perfect for small gatherings or business meetings. One cannot talk about Forty-One South without mentioning the incredible views and atmosphere. With spectacular sunsets, both summer and winter, it is known for its beautiful setting. And in the winter months people enjoy the crackling sound of the fire situated between the dining and lounge areas. Sandpoint resident Paula Marcinko said she thoroughly enjoys everything that FortyOne South has to offer. “It’s always a treat to go there,” said Marcinko who adds that the restaurant has something for everyone. “It caters to both locals and tourists.” While she enjoys a mouth-watering steak dinner in the dining area, Paula said she and her friends also enjoy meeting in the lounge to share appetizers and have a glass of wine from the extensive wine list.

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“The fireplace and views are fabulous,” said Marcinko. On Mondays throughout the winter, FortyOne South offers a buy one entrée, receive the second at half off special. Happy hour in the lounge is from 4 to 6 pm Monday through Thursday featuring drink and appetizer specials. The restaurant opens at 4:30pm for its full dinner menu and stays open until 9pm with the exception of Friday and Saturday when it is open until 10 pm. And don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy live music in the lounge every Thursday evening and the music of Bruce Bishop each Saturday evening in the dining room.

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Fine Italian dining serving Sandpoint for over 27 years. Now join us at Beyond Hope during Summer Dinner served 7 nights a week Corner of First and Pine

Wednesday & Saturday Come see us at the Sandpoint Farmer’s Market

208.263.0211 www.IvanosSandpoint.com

LaRosa Club

Tues-Sat Open at 4pm 105 South First Ave.

www.shogasushi.com

208.265.2001

Order your Homemade Tamales (by the dozen) Chicken, Vegetarian, Pork, Cheese & Jalapeno

Aperitivo Style Menu Beer • Wine • Liquor Interactive, Fun, Casual & Social!

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Caramel Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Ingredients: • 2.5 cups unsweetened almond milk • 2 scoops (approximately 1/2 cup) vanilla-flavored protein powder* • 1 cup pumpkin puree** • 2 tsp ground cinnamon • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg • 1 teaspoon Stevia • 3 cups ice (more or less) • 1/4 cup granola • 2 single-sized containers Litehouse® Reduced Sugar Caramel Optional Garnish: whipped cream, additional caramel sauce Directions: In blender, add almond milk, caramel, protein powder, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and Stevia. Pulse quickly to combine. Add ice, one cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. To serve, divide evenly among three 12 – 14 ounces glasses. Top each glass with a heaping tablespoon of granola. If desired, add a dollop of whipped cream and an additional drizzle of caramel sauce. Serve immediately. Makes 3. *May substitute one 6-oz. container of no-fat, unsweetened Greek yogurt in place of protein powder. **For better results, freeze pumpkin in an ice-cube tray the night before.

Optional substitutes include: Litehouse® Original Caramel, Litehouse®, Old Fashioned Caramel, Litehouse® Low Fat Caramel, or Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel Dip.

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O’Reilly Auto Parts Oreilly Auto Parts has been a staple in Sandpoint for over 15 years. Walk through the door and you will be greeted by one of the team members. Questions? They will have the answer or will find out for you. Satisfaction guaranteed is a motto they stick to. We are enthusiastic, hardworking professionals who are dedicated to teamwork and excellent customer service. Parts, accessories, maintenance supplies, everything you need for your car and more. Come visit the team for all your car and truck needs. Ponderay—476866 US Highway 95 208.263.7057

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Certified Public Accountants James Hutchens, P.A. James Hutchens, P.A. is a Certified Public Accounting firm dedicated to helping businesses and individuals with all their financial and tax planning needs. We are a full service CPA firm which includes corporate and individual tax returns, payroll services, bookkeeping services, QuickBooks consulting, preparation of financial statements and non-profit tax returns. Two locations: 1211 Michigan Street in Sandpoint and 6769 Main Street in Bonners Ferry. Sandpoint: 208.265.2500 Bonners Ferry: 208.267.1665 hutchenscpa.com

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Electrical Contractor North County Electric North County Electric is the answer to your electrical needs. An electrical contracting company with over 25 years of experience, North County Electric specializes in everything electrical including service, repair, new construction, remodels, generators, home automation and lighting systems. Whether it is commercial, residential or industrial there is no job too big or too small. North County Electric Bringing Power to our Community and Service to Its People. Serving all of North Idaho. Call today for a free estimate. 208.255.7980

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Sandpoint is buzzing with small businesses. The next time you are in need of a product or service, help yourself and your community by thinking LOCAL. You will be pleasantly surprised! Movers

Health Pend Oreille Health Care

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Pend Oreille Health Care is a family practice owned and operated by Michelle Anderson, FNP. Voted Idaho’s number one Nurse Practitioner for Clinical Excellence in 2013, Michelle’s services include diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses and injuries for individuals, children and families. As a Nurse Practitioner, she takes pride in spending quality time with each of her patients to address his or her concerns. Michelle Anderson is able to order diagnostic studies and write prescriptions, and believes in treating her patients using both traditional and complementary practices to maximize each person’s health. Appointments are typically available within 24 hours. Sandpoint—1207 Michigan Street, Suite B & C

Rod Miller and his staff are committed to providing top quality moving and handyman services at the best prices in town. If you are moving your home or business within Sandpoint and Bonner County or nationally, let us handle all your moving needs from complete packing service to loading and unloading your precious items. We have a Drug-free Workplace Program in place with Bonner General Hospital, and our employees are bonded and insured. Sandpoint—1326 Baldy Mountain Road

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Home Improvement

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Plumbing Three Amigos Plumbing

Panhandle Pool & Spa At Panhandle Pool and Spa we have over 25 years of experience in the pool and spa industry. We service and repair every brand of spa on the market today. We service the entire panhandle of Idaho, repairing heaters, electric and gas, pumps and motors, filters, blowers, alternative sanitation systems and accessories. We offer prompt, reliable and guaranteed service. Email Rory at rory@panhandlepoolandspa.com. We look forward to meeting you! Sandpoint—1309 Ponderosa Drive (On the north end of Division) 208.761.7100

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Three Amigos Plumbing is committed to high quality plumbing services for customers in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. We are trained in the latest products and installation techniques. Let our team of dedicated professionals help you with all of your plumbing needs, such as sewer line maintenance and repair, faucet installation and repair, water heater repair and replacement, leak locating, line jetting, and remodels. Three Amigos Plumbing - Offering 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service! Sandpoint—1424 North Boyer, Suite C-106-1A Sandpoint: 208.255.8440 Oldtown: 208.437.2935 threeamigosplumbing.com

Property Management

Featherston Law Firm

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Featherston Law Firm is an experienced, fullservice law firm. Our combined experience of over 70 years serves our clients well, both outside the courtroom or representing them in Magistrate, District, Appeals or the Idaho Supreme Court. Our areas of practice include, but are not limited to; Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, and Small Business. We provide effective, affordable services with compassion and integrity. Sandpoint—113 South Second Avenue

Whether you are a homeowner looking for a management company, or a potential renter searching for that perfect home, consider Panhandle Management. Homeowners, you can trust your home will be well cared for and that responsive service is our strength. We also manage Homeowners Associations throughout North Idaho. Call us today for more information. Ponderay—30336 Highway 200

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Warning: The Polaris RANGER® is not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license to operate. Passengers must be at least 12 years old and tall enough to grasp the hand holds and plant feet firmly on the floor. All SxS drivers should take a safety training course. Contact ROHVA at www.rohva.org or (949) 255-2560 for additional information. Drivers and passengers should always wear helmets, eye protection, protective clothing, and seat belts. Always use cab nets or doors (as equipped). Be particularly careful on difficult terrain. Never drive on public roads or paved surfaces. Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Check local laws before riding on trails. ©2013 Polaris Industries Inc.

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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 • www.WinterRidgeFoods.com

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Shop|Local Sandpoint Why Shop Local? It’s holiday shopping season, and that means the promise of deals, deals, deals! National retailers are ramping up the TV commercials, newspaper inserts, radio spots, and tweeting out deals and sale announcements to their loyal fans. Americans spend billions of dollars from now through the end of the year on gifts, travel, and dining, and thousands of businesses are competing for your coveted dollar. While it might be easiest to choose a large box store and get as much done in one trip as possible, Living Local would like you to consider the benefits of shopping with your local small businesses. We realize that it’s not always possible to get everything you need or want from local retailers, but by supporting these businesses, you are not only helping out your friends and neighbors, but you are investing in your community. Small business is what drives the local economy. Numerous studies have shown the majority of small business owners purchase goods and services from other small businesses in their area, keeping more dollars in the local community. These dollars are reinvested in the hiring of local workers, which in turn are more likely to reinvest their income into local businesses as well. Instead of seasonal employment, strong local businesses are able to offer good paying jobs and promote from within as their business expands. Many shoppers don’t consider the environmental impact of

shopping online or at large retailers. By purchasing products made locally, you are helping reduce pollution from shipping and help reduce congestion and sprawl. While many corporations sponsor large non-profit organizations such as the Red Cross and American Cancer Society, it is small businesses that help fund a little league soccer team, community anti-drug campaign, local cancer organizations and care for our local seniors. According to the organization Sustainable Connections, non-profits receive an average 250% more support from small business owners than they do from large businesses. Perhaps the best part about supporting small business is the vast amount of unique choices you have. Our area is blessed with a creative blend of artists and entrepreneurs. You can pick up locally roasted coffee, handmade chocolates, infused olive-oils and incredible baked goods. You can have a custom leather belt made, a piece of furniture created from timber harvested in our area or unique clothing made just down the road. As you browse through the next few pages, we encourage you to visit these unique businesses and see what they have to offer. As a small local business ourselves, we are thankful to have their support of our publication’s growth and vision as the go to source for everything local. It might not always be possible but we ask that you; Think Local, Buy Local, and Live Local. Happy Shopping!

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downtown|finds Zany Zebra

317 N. 1st Ave. | Sandpoint, ID Zany Zebra is the place to go if you want something that you won’t find just anywhere! Clothing for women who want style, comfort and value. Gifts and cards (some are crazy), jewelry, scarves, boots, hats, gloves, starlights - you will certainly discover something for yourself or a friend at 317 N. First Ave. There is even a funky garage sale upstairs!

208.263.2178

The Corner Book Store

106 Main Street | Sandpoint, ID The Corner Book Store is located at 106 Main St. in downtown Sandpoint. The Corner Book Store stocks new and used books: THERE ARE HUNDREDS of NEW BOOKS at 50% OFF. Also: guide books, audio books, crafts, cooking, gardening, fiction, post cards and more. Special orders are always welcome. Black Friday Sale - ALL books 15-50% off through Monday, December 2nd.

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Touchstone Integrated Massage Therapies

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Massage is often seen as a luxury, but the truth is massage provides an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and recover from every day maladies. Krystle Shapiro, a licensed medical and therapeutic massage therapist, specializes in massage for elders, lymphatic drainage for cancer patients, sports rehabilitation, energy therapies, and an integrated protocol for addressing PTSD. She holds a Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition and educates people on making positive lifestyle choices.

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Sharon’s Hallmark

306 N. 1st Ave. | Sandpoint, ID

In addition to a wide assortment of Hallmark products, Sharon’s Hallmark features a great souvenir area for out-of-town visitors with huckleberry products, souvenir shirts and hats as well as other unique souvenir gift items. There is also a garden area; a kitchen section, jewelry, home décor, and a kids and baby section.

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small business | saturday SHOP LOCAL - By Colin Anderson

Black Friday has long been considered the pinnacle of shopping days for serious deal finders. Heady shoppers sort through the multitude of ads, finding the best deals and game planning the best use of their time. Lines outside big box stores start forming just after Thanksgiving dinner is cleared, and people will brave a long cold night outside to try and get their hands on this season’s hottest gifts at the lowest prices of the year. Every year there is video on the nightly news of people sprinting through doors and pushing and shoving their fellow shoppers, all to get their mitts on one of a handful of TVs, gaming systems, appliances, or other deeply discounted items. To combat some of the chaos, many retailers are now offering the same, or often better, deals online on what’s known as Cyber Monday. This idea appeals to many who would rather sit in the comfort of their home and avoid the masses while still

snatching up some great deals. So what is a shopper to do during the time in between? Millions of people across the country have already committed to supporting their locally owned stores on Small Business Saturday. Started in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is a movement that encourages people to shop their unique local businesses in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Small businesses are what drive local economies. Small business owners create jobs, and the money they earn is put back into the local community instead of being sent to giant corporate offices. Local businesses support community programs, youth sports, the arts, fundraisers and countless other activities that help our community thrive. Many times the products offered at our local stores simply can’t be found anywhere else. According to American Express, shoppers spent an estimated

$5.5-billion at small businesses on last year’s Small Business Saturday. Further proof of the event’s popularity is the more than 3.2-million ‘likes’ on Facebook. Living Local Magazine and Like-Media is a strong supporter of locally owned businesses and encourages you to consider shopping local not only on Small Business Saturday, but throughout the year. These are our friends and neighbors, and by supporting them you’re supporting your community. For more information on local businesses participating in this movement join the discussion at www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday

stylish|gifts Evans Brothers Artisan Coffee Roasters & Cafe 524 Church St. | Sandpoint, ID

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olumbine. It is a word that conjures up images of horrified students, grieving parents and a shock that stunned this country. How could something so horrific happen in our schools? That was 1999. Today, it seems that school shootings are something we hear about on a regular basis. And with each incident, it is a natural impulse to hug our kids a little tighter and be more inquisitive of their life at school. Recently the issue of protecting our children at school and just how to do that effectively has become the hot topic in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. One proposed idea was arming some of the staff members with guns.

Youngdahl first brought the topic up this fall without any earlier discussion, but a review of the minutes of that board meeting does in fact confirm that safety was an issue discussed at that meeting and that armed guards and arming staff members was a proposed solution that should be researched. That being said when the issue was reintroduced and made more public again this fall, it did not sit well with many in the community. One Sandpoint couple, Tom and Jacinda Bokowy, have school-aged children and were stunned to learn about the proposal of arming staff in our schools.

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According to Board Chairman Steve Youngdahl, the idea was first presented nearly a year ago at the January 2013 board meeting. He reports that then Trustee Vickie Pfeifer presented two important questions at that meeting. First, whether there were vulnerabilities in the school district due to long response times, and, if so, whether the LPOSD Board should consider armed guards or trained staff members to carry guns.

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Jacinda said when she first heard about the proposal she was concerned but shrugged it off thinking that this must have been brought to Youngdahl by some extreme activist. “I assumed Mr. Youngdahl was simply doing his due diligence to check out the options and be able to say to the community member thanks, but no thanks - schools are no place for guns,” said Jacinda. “But when I learned this could pass with the five Board of Trustees voting in as few as three meetings, I knew I had to do something.”


Jacinda said she and her husband are not opposed to a safety plan in the schools. “Keeping our kids safe is extremely important to me,” she said. “I am saying let’s not jump to the extreme and arm our teachers. There have to be better non-lethal ways to keep our kids safe.”

with the Sheriff ’s office,” said Youngdahl. “If the discussions of this alternative can be finalized, the VOP unit would be run out of the Sheriff ’s office.” Youngdahl contends that the result would bring response times at remote campuses more in line with those that are in town.

with training and with extensive and ongoing safe handling practice. Those who make that personal choice and feel strongly that they wish to exercise this option should be allowed to do so only after proper screening and extensive training in the safe use, carry and storage of their firearm.”

Youngdahl said the issue has opened up the discussion and others are presenting what he views as viable alternatives. But first he addressed the original proposal of arming carefully selected, screened and highly trained staff who volunteer for the duty of carrying a weapon.

As one might imagine, the emotions on both sides of the issue run high. In fact, while some people have strong opinions many of them are reluctant to share them publicly.

But there are also many like Tom and Jacinda Bokowy who disagree and they want their voices to be heard. “I felt as a registered voter in zone 5, where Mr. Youngdahl represents, that I had to make my voice heard. I put

“The volunteer staff would also undergo recertification on a regular basis to maintain a high level of training,” said Youngdahl who added that to enhance the safety of the students they would only consider using guns fitted with the Intelligun fingerprint locking system. “That way only the authorized staff person could use the weapon.” Another safety factor considered in this discussion was the use of ricochet-proof bullets. Another solution that Youngdahl said was brought to the Board by area resident Dr. Hereper, was the Report of the National School Shield Task Force. “This is an excellent report by a panel of nationally recognized experts that discusses both the use of armed School Resource Officers as well as arming staff,” said Youngdahl. Trustee Barb Oler proposed the third idea. It is a program called the Watch DOGS, or Dads Of Great Students. “It’s a mentoring/ anti bullying program for grade school students,” explained Youngdahl who added that the School Shield Task Force found that a positive school culture has been linked to reducing incidences of bullying, which is frequently associated with an attacker’s decision to engage in a violent act. The fourth alternative brought to the Board by Sandpoint resident Cal Ogle is the Volunteers On Patrol (VOP) unit. The foundation of this program is the use of retired law enforcement to patrol the schools. “I have been active in facilitating the discussion of this program

Results Of A Survey Conducted By The Lake Pend Oreille School District Do you support arming staff? Classified Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29% No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71% Certified Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16% No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80% Undecided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

Which of the following do you consider the best option? Classified Arming Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14% Hiring SROs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63% Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23% Certified Arming Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8% Hiring SROs/Other. . . . . . . . 92%

Due to the collection method for certified staff many of the individuals who selected hiring SROs, also wrote that they would prefer that other options were pursued either first or in place of SROs. As a result, it is more difficult to break that number down into a separate percentage for SROs and Other. For that reason, the two categories are represented here with a single percentage.

One parent who wished to remain anonymous stated that she fully supports the school district looking at supporting any employee’s desire to be safely trained and have the option of carrying a weapon to protect others including the children. “Schools have become all too common ground for these occurrences, and the source is not always someone walking through the front door in a rampage, the sources have also come from within the walls,” she said, adding that no one should ever be expected to or be made to feel that they are required to train and arm themselves. “It’s a very personal decision, but they must also be very comfortable with their choice and take the personal responsibility to ensure safety

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together an email to friends and neighbors letting them know what was going on. I immediately began receiving emails back of support,” said Jacinda who said that what she found out was that everyone she contacted had thought as she did. “They thought there was no way this would go through so they weren’t doing anything assuming it would go away.” According to Jacinda, it’s not about statistics such as how many school shootings there are or how many accidental gun deaths occur annually. It’s plain common sense. “Guns do not belong in schools. Guns do not belong in the hands of teachers or staff of our schools.” She and other like-minded voters in zone

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5 are currently in the process of obtaining signatures to secure a recall election against Steve Youngdahl. “We needed to make a strong statement to Mr. Youngdahl and the rest of the Board of Trustees,” said Jacinda who attended the most recent school board meeting and said that while she was glad to see some other proposals, she feels the Volunteers on Patrol option is too costly. “I think $10,000 can be used in a far better way for our students each year. I think programs like watchdog that trustee Oler brought up get to the root of the problem,” she said adding that she is still very concerned and thinks Youngdahl is still clinging to the notion of arming staff. Bokowy said they are only about 10 to 15 signatures shy of collecting enough signatures for a recall election against Youngdahl. “We were told the earliest election would be in March,” said Jacinda. So where do other important players stand on this issue? Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Shawn Woodward has an interest professionally and personally. As a parent of school-aged children, he said that he opposes the idea of arming the teachers. “As a parent, I am against arming staff,” said Woodward who does support the idea of acquiring additional School Resource Officers. And his feelings do not change when he looks at it as the Superintendent. “The recommendation I gave to the board on this issue was to look at other options instead of arming staff. I am against arming staff members, as is the vast majority of the staff of our school district,” he said. Woodward said he is unsure whether the volunteer program would even be viable as of yet, but he said it is definitely worth exploring and he has plans to meet with the Sheriff ’s department in the next week. Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler agrees that arming the teachers is not necessarily the best solution. Furthermore, he wants to clear up a misconception that if this is the road the school district takes, and it is within their legal right to do so, the Sheriff ’s department will not be doing the training or overseeing the program. They cannot take on the liability or the responsibility of training the teachers, but Wheeler did say they are available to lend support in the way of helping to develop policies. Whatever solution is adopted, it will require money to implement and manage. If the district decides they want to pursue the Volunteers on Patrol program, that program would have to be overseen and run by the Sheriff ’s Department. “That carries it’s own set of responsibilities and liabilities,” said

Wheeler. Furthermore, he said the volunteers would have to be evaluated and tested as all law enforcement officers are. “Some of the retired law enforcement may not even qualify,” said Wheeler. But Youngdahl does not see money as an issue. “This expense could be addressed through LPOSD participation, grants or fundraising,” said Youngdahl. In many of the shootings we hear about there is typically a component of mental health issues with the shooter. Currently 60 to 70 percent of law enforcement at the Bonner County Sherriff ’s department has taken part in the Crisis Intervention Training, which teaches officers how to diffuse situations that involve someone with mental health issues. And Wheeler’s goal is make sure 100 percent of them are certified. Youngdahl said that when they do decide on what program to implement, that he is certain that proper training to diffuse situations involving those afflicted with mental health issues would be included. As for the issue of response time, Wheeler said that is always a concern when you live in a rural area no matter what the situation. Bonner County covers nearly 2000 square miles and that is one reason that Sheriff Wheeler said it is important that people are prepared to defend themselves. But he does not believe that arming the teachers is the answer. He instead referred to a Homeland Security program that was recently taught in Libby, MT on the topic of crisis intervention in rural schools and said he would like to see that considered here. And what about the students? Sophomore Paul Sundquist said he thinks the district is trying to take too big of a step too fast and that it is important to look at the source of the problem first. “Let’s do what we can to prevent it from happening in the first place instead of what we need to do when it happens,” said Paul who suggests that teaching kids how to deal with their feelings and where to go for help is a logical step that seems to be overlooked. “By arming teachers we are bringing the problem into the schools instead of keeping it out.” As for Youngdahl, he said he is not in a hurry to make any decisions. “It’s a process,” said Youngdahl who adds that the common thread among everyone is the desire to keep the children safe. “And everyone’s opinion is important.” Wheeler cautions that whatever happens the bottom line is to investigate each and every option thoroughly. “Let’s take our time and do this right.”

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sk anyone who has followed the Sandpoint High School boys’ varsity soccer team, and they are sure to tell you that this year’s roster was one of the best the school has seen in years. So it is no surprise that keeper Jake Rookey was chosen as our Athlete of the Month for November. With the Bulldogs posting ten shutouts over the course of the season, Jake is an exceptional goalkeeper and loves the competition that soccer brings. “I love the level of teamwork and dedication that is required to play soccer,” said Jake. “You have to be able to go hard for a full 80 minutes and that’s not easy.” Jake has managed to maintain a 3.5 GPA, and in preparation for college has included AP and honors classes in his high school curriculum. Interested in Civil Engineering and Business, Jake has yet to pick out a college but he does know one thing for sure. He wants to continue to play soccer no matter what. Other than winning the state championship last year with the SHS Bulldogs soccer team, Jake said one of his biggest athletic accomplishments was when his U-17 Strikers team qualified for Farwest Regionals two years ago and traveled to Arizona. Jake said that it was disappointing not getting to the state tournament his freshman and sophomore years but hey kept at it and took home the championship last year. “Nothing compares to winning a state championship,” said Jake. He said being involved in soccer has taught him an important lesson that he can apply to other areas of his life. “Sometimes you don’t get the results you really wanted or deserved. You just have to keep moving toward the next goal,” said Jake. Having played his last season for Sandpoint High

School, Jake can certainly be proud of the outstanding play he exhibited as keeper of the Bulldog soccer team, and there is no doubt this young man will excel towards that next goal of his, whatever that may be.”

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andpoint High School senior Makayla Sundquist has many reasons to be proud. Whether you are talking about sports or academics, she stands out among her peers.

young woman. Last year she had to deal with a major disappointment when she tore her meniscus and was unable to play basketball the entire season.

“It was really hard because With a 4.1 GPA, Makayla I was unable to do “I love taking is the starting keeper on something that I loved,” Sandpoint High School’s said Makayla. But pictures and being girls’ varsity soccer team. she worked hard involved with This is her second year in physical therapy people, and pictures on varsity in the sport and regained her save special that she has played strength. “I focused moments and for the past eight years. on getting stronger so memories.” During her junior year she I could go back to play was voted to the Inland Empire soccer and softball in the League team and was also voted spring. I just told myself that most improved. “I also play basketball and this process was going to take away the softball,” said Makayla who was voted most pain in my knee, and everything was worth valuable player on the softball JV team this it.” past spring. While she has many fond soccer memories If you see Makayla at any school events throughout the years, including winning the where she is not a participant, it is likely you Hot Shot Tournament and another in Pasco, will see her with a camera in her hand. Still unsure of where she will attend college next fall, Makayla hopes to major in photography and journalism. “I love taking pictures and being involved with people, and pictures save special moments and memories,” said Makayla who hopes to combine her love of photography and travel and eventually work for National Geographic as a photographer. While she hopes to continue her athletic career in college, she is unsure if that will be on a college team or playing intramurals. Senior Makayla Sundquist makes a save during It has not always been an easy journey for this

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nothing can compare to winning the State Championship this year and posting three straight shut-outs while doing so.Another favorite memory took place in Seattle where she made her first double save in the Showcase of Champions. “That was a big deal because there were a lot of college coaches watching,” said Makayla. Being part of a team is something for which Makayla is grateful. “I know my teammates have my back,” she said. “I am so lucky to be part of such a great team.” Throughout the years Makayla said she has learned to never give up. “Whether winning or losing, my team always fights. I can apply this to many areas of my life. It is a valuable lesson.” Favorite Food: Scallops or any seafood. Favorite Teacher: Mr. Love. “He is really funny and always keeps the lessons unique and interesting.”

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His squad definitely proved him right when they won the State 4A Championship in Middleton on October 26th. Not only did they win the championship, they defeated their rival Bishop Kelly who had not posted a loss in 89 games. In fact, Bishop Kelly’s last defeat came at the hands of the Sandpoint Bulldogs at the 2009 state championship.

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Coach Baranski said that while he would say every team is unique in some way, there are a few things that make this year’s team standout. “We have three sets of sisters on the team, two of which are twins,” which may be one reason the girls seem to be so in sync with one another. Also, prior to state, the team had gone 12 straight games without a loss and the only loss to an Idaho team came

at the hands of Post Falls early in the season. The team has nine seniors who were playing this season, and that did not include Kendra Corless who unfortunately tore her ACL in the summer and missed the entire season. Two of the players, Emma Weme and Alanna Robinson, have already been accepted onto college teams for next year. “There’s no questions that there are at least a couple others (seniors) that could play somewhere as well,” said Baranski. “Most of them are extremely dedicated students who are going to college for academics primarily, so their academic aspirations might outweigh their love of soccer.” It is the team’s refusal to quit that has made a big impression on Baranski. “This team has had several games where it is apparent that they are fighting, scrapping, doing what needs to be done until the final whistle,” said Baranski. “This was evidenced perfectly in the game against Lewiston a few weeks ago when we were tied 2-2 in the last minute of the game. Instead of accepting the result, the girls scored 2 goals in the final minute to win 4-2.” And it’s their refusal to quit which brought the State Championship trophy back to Sandpoint for the first time in four years. Congratulations!

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Get on a scale, take a photo, and set a goal. You must start somewhere. Find out where you are today. Then, set a small, short-term, obtainable goal. Write it down next to your photo.

MyFitnessPal.com. It features a calorie

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and soccer practices, why not schedule your fitness? Schedule a 30-minute workout four to six times per week. If you don’t, it won’t happen. If you can’t spare 30 minutes, squeeze in a vigorous 10 minutes that day. •

Photo food journal. Studies show that photographing and journaling your meal is six times more effective for curbing overeating.

Cut sugar and starches. Avoid whitecolored food except cauliflower and meats.

Join a group exercise program. Yoga, spin and CrossFit, among others, are all great ways to meet new friends and enjoy the familiarity and accountability of group exercise.

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hen the holidays come around, budgets can get tight. So feeding an entire family a festive meal requires knowing how to stretch a dime. One key: inexpensive side dishes. This California Raisin Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe is a money-wise example. At less than a dollar per serving, it’s a traditional side that won’t break the bank. California Raisins provide a delicious burst of sweetness to the savory Brussels sprouts and salty bacon.

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Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

• 3 slices Hickory Smoked Bacon, cut into 1/4 inch slices • 1 pound Brussels sprouts • 1 small yellow onion, chopped • 1/2 cup California Raisins • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (season to your taste)

Wash, trim and quarter Brussels sprouts; arrange in microwave-safe container with 1 tablespoon water. Cover, and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp; remove with slotted spoon to drain on paper towels; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet; add onion and cook over medium heat until tender. Then, stir in cooked Brussels sprouts, raisins, salt and pepper; toss to combine, and continue to cook just until heated through. Sprinkle cooked bacon pieces on top. Turn into large serving dish; garnish with cooked bacon pieces, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, as desired.


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ure, the little black dress is a staple of holiday parties this time of year. It can be dressed up or down, and it is the epitome of understated elegance. But it’s not the only option for fashionable women.

for a dinner party, work event, or an upscale occasion. •

Going Baroque. Wear jewel tones in luscious greens and cobalt blues and jet black. This trend reflects a sexier, more youthful look for going out -be it with the girls, a party, or a more casual event. This style is as easy as a special top with black jeans. Gold is a key accent color in printing, buttons, and accessories. To round out the look, pair with a clutch adorned with fabric or touches of sequins.

Skyes the Limit. Sweaters and yarns take on a slightly rustic and darker mood and color this season. Pair them with simple skinny jeans, furry accents, and fringe inspired boho necklaces.

Grande Classique. Pair lush fabrics and textures. Use grey prominently with shades of dark red or deep wine, along with cobalt blue and purple accents.

“This is the time of year that women can put some fun in their wardrobe,” says Elliot Staples, whose fashion designs are featured at The Limited stores and thelimited.com. “It’s as much a celebration of decorating yourself as well as celebrating the holidays.” It’s also the time of year that many women need an outfit to play double duty by going from the office to a party. Here’s the fashion forecast for the upcoming holiday season. •

Fancy That. Focus on black and white trousers and pieces worn in sharp contrast to one another. A soft blouse tones down what could be a too-severe look. This style works well

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To Sleep, Or Not To Sleep By Stephen Gajewski, MS, LPC

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o you want to be slimmer, smarter, and better looking? Start here: get plenty of sleep. Gone (happily) are the daily rhythms for which we were originally designed – rising with the sun, turning in with darkness. Humans need an average of 7.5 hours of sleep a night, but tens of millions of Americans are getting less than this amount with about 28% of us getting less than 6 hours a night. Americans are too busy for their own good. In our culture, getting by on a few hours of sleep to meet innumerable obligations is even a point of rueful pride. Many jobs also require night work and/or rotating shifts. Unfortunately, this partial sleep deprivation comes with a high price.

and reduced elasticity. Worse, poor sleeper’s skin showed lower resistance to sun exposure and reduced ability to retain moisture. The poor sleepers also had a lower opinion of their own attractiveness.

Sleep, Diet, and Obesity

Sleep deprivation increases secretion of damaging stress hormones and is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and compromised immune function, and even possibly cancer. Sleep deprivation also impairs sexual interest and performance, promotes depression, and reduces our self-confidence and motivation. There is even emerging evidence that sleep actually allows the brain to cleanse itself in a kind of “flush and reboot” process. (Google “glymphatic system” if you are curious but don’t get carried away – this news comes from mouse studies and nobody is sure what it means yet). By the way, trying to catch up on missed sleep during the weekends probably doesn’t work. It helps relieve the worst fatigue but does not bring us back up to full performance. “Sleep well” is not just a loving nighttime salutation – it is an imperative for best health.

Sleep deprivation upsets the balance of appetite/metabolism regulating hormones (ghrelin and leptin) strongly in favor of eating more. This hormonal disruption, combined with the effects of fatigue on impulse-control, pushes us to reach for comfort and short-term energy foods like donuts, pizza, and chips. Add the fatigue-reduced likelihood of getting to the gym or out for a walk, and you have a recipe for eating poorly, avoiding exercise, and gaining weight. Adding to the vicious cycle, late night eating of unhealthy foods interferes with the quality of sleep during those already too short hours.

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Sleep deprivation also apparently robs us prematurely of our sleek good looks. A recent study paid for by international good-looks expert Estée Lauder found that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin aging, including more fine lines, pigmentation irregularities, slack skin,

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Adding insult to weight gain, metabolic injury, and accelerated aging, sleep deprivation also significantly undermines our intellectual and physical performance. Partial sleep deprivation impairs memory recall, concentration, and reaction times. Want to nail that exam, presentation, or interview in the morning (and get there safely)? Skip the cramming and rehearsal – get a good night’s sleep.

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Develop a habit to make sure your tires are properly inflated, rotated and in good condition. Make sure your lights and mirrors are clean and properly positioned. Incorrectly aimed headlights can temporarily blind other drivers and reduce your ability to see the road. Properly aligned mirrors also reduce blind spots. When in doubt, turn on your headlights. Even if they don’t help you see better, they’ll make it easier for other drivers to see you.

Use high beams sparingly. Live in an area with high fog? It’s not a good idea to use your high beams. Instead, you should use only your low beam headlights, since high beams reduce your ability to see. Some newer vehicles even come equipped with special fog lights. Maintain your ability to see well and adjust your vehicle’s interior lighting if necessary. If streetlights cause a lot of glare, dim your dashboard lights and use your sun visor. Avoid using any other light inside your vehicle. Switch your rearview mirror to its night setting. By changing the angle of the reflective surface, the lights reflecting in your mirror will appear to be dimmed. Clean your windshield inside and out. Keeping your windows clean -especially the windshield -- is crucial to road safety. Wipe down your windows each time you wash your car, and refill wiper fluid regularly.

Whether it’s in the bright of day or dead of night, you should always take the necessary precautions to ensure that you’re driving safely and that your vehicle is road ready.

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Computer network and server management as well as residential and professional computer repair. The very best professional service at the best rates. KBM has a client base spanning from home users to small and medium sized businesses. We provide a range of services that include, computer repairs, upgrades, sales, Microsoft support, virus/spyware eradication, & remote support services. KBM provides excellent computer services at affordable prices within the shortest downtime possible. www.KBM.us Ponderay—401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite K 208.265.0902

Bad Boys Body and Paint

If you’re looking for perfection on your boat, RV or vehicle give Bad Boy Customs a call. Located out in Ponderay on McGhee Road, Bad Boy Customs specializes in collision repair, boat and RV’s. You can rest assured that they will take care of your needs working with all insurance companies. Bad Boy Customs has stood behind its name for over 12 years. Open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Give Chuck Corless and his crew a call and you will not be disappointed. Ponderay—31656 Highway 200 208.263.4762

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Expanded days and hours for your convenience. New Patients Always Welcome! Dr. Johnson utilizes the newest and greatest dental techniques, enabling him to provide biocompatible materials and save natural tooth structure. He likes to deliver the advantages of the “big city” in his new hometown. Learn more about Dr.

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Zandoozles Toys

Are you starting to think Christmas? Check out Zandoozle’s NOVEMBER SPECIAL. Pre-order and pre-pay for any Melisa & Doug item priced $99 or more this November, and Zandoozles will take 25% off the price, and deliver it to you in December. Dollhouses, play kitchens, project workbench, large plush animals, play castles, stables, wooden trains and more all qualify. Find us behind the Guest House Lodge on Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay. Open M-F 10am-5:30pm and Sat 10am5pm. Open Sundays 11am-5pm starting Nov. 24th. Ponderay—400 Schweitzer Plaza Drive 208.265.7242

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

Sandpoint Storage

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

Sunrise Salon

M, W, F, 9am-6:30pm. & Sat. 9am-1pm. We will be closed Tuesday and Thursdays (just for the summer!). These new hours do not affect hair or massage appointments! Get that beautiful bronze tan on and stop in and see us! Sunrise Salon offers a clean and friendly atmosphere offering: 2 premium beds, 1 stand-up premium, and two 20min beds. We also carry It Works body wraps, defining Body Gel and face wraps too! These wraps tighten, tone and detoxify to help you get healthier, lose weight (literally inches are lost) and get in shape for summer! Stop in or visit skinnyfit4life.com to learn more about It Works products! Rejuvenating You Massage: Jolie @ 208.660.5484. Haircut and Color: Tanja @ 208.610.5816. Like us on Facebook! Ponderay—110 Tibbets Lane, Suite #1 (across street from Co-Op) 208.263.5484

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The Curves circuit, designed especially for women, provides a total body workout with strength and cardio components, and it takes just 30 minutes! We also offer Curves Complete, a 12 week weight management program designed by the Cleveland Clinic. Our Curves Complete Coaches have been certified through a training program provided by the Cleveland Clinic. Come in to Curves, too, and experience our Curves Circuit with Zumba, offered Wednesday afternoon and Saturdays. Call 208.255.1661 to schedule an appointment. Ponderay—110 Tibbetts Lane #2 208.255.1661

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

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Holly Eve

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A Sandpoint Tradition for 33 Years By Patty Hutchens

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or many in the community, Holly Eve marks the official kick off to the holiday season. It is a night filled with fun, laughter, great food, silent and live auction items and entertainment. But for many in the community it is much more than a celebration. It means an extra tank of gas to be able to commute to a chemotherapy appointment in Coeur d’Alene or another week a young family does not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. For those who may be facing end of life issues, it can mean getting the necessary at home care they need from a licensed caregiver. For over three decades event founder and organizer Marilyn Sabella has worked

Where: Sandpoint’s historic

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November 23rd and has returned to Sandpoint’s historic Panida Theater, a familiar and fitting venue for this Sandpoint tradition. The cost remains an affordable $25 per ticket.

Ticket Outlets: E  ve’s Leaves, the Festival

Marilyn said it is truly a community wide effort that makes Holly Eve such a success each and every year.

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“As in the previous 32 years, virtually all aspects of the evening are donated by generous community businesses and individuals,” said Marilyn. “Selkirk Press contributes the printing of the posters, programs, tickets, and auction lists; Bill Jones Distributors provides the complimentary champagne and sparkling water for the evening, and all of the silent

Diamond - $ 500, and you receive

at Sandpoint office, and the downtown branch of Panhandle State Bank.

various Holly Eve Angel categories are: 10 tickets

Platinum - $ 300 and you receive 6 tickets

Gold - $ 200 and you receive 4 tickets

Silver - $ 100 and you receive 2 tickets

Dyno Wahl and Bud Smith at Holly Eve

tirelessly to raise money for various organizations in need throughout the community. This year is no different. The beneficiaries of the 33rd Annual Holly Eve are Bonner Community Food Bank, Bonner Community Hospice, Community Cancer Services, the Festival at Sandpoint, the Panida Theater and Pend Oreille Arts Council. While it is always the goal to do what they can for these various organizations, Marilyn said that this year she and her committee have a significant milestone they would like to reach. “Our goal is to retire the building mortgage for Bonner Community Food Bank that evening,” said Marilyn who said the event passed the $1,000,000 mark in total funds raised three years ago. This year Holly Eve will be held on Saturday,

and live auction items are donated.” The idea of Holly Eve began the same year that Sabella opened her downtown Sandpoint store, Eve’s Leaves. A Sandpoint native, she had lived in Spokane for a while and became involved with several nonprofits. She derived the idea for Holly Eve from a benefit she attended in Spokane that involved a fashion show, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres. “It raised a significant amount of money,” said Marilyn. “So I stole the idea and transported it here!” The very first Holly Eve was held at the Long Bridge Inn and benefited the Schweitzer Alpine Racing School. “My two sons were little ski racers at the time and had friends whose families couldn’t afford to have them participate, so that was my motivation,” said Marilyn. “We had Holly Eve in the Hydra for several years, then moved to the Cedar

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Street Bridge when it opened.” Later the venue was changed to the Panida Theater and money was raised to benefit the ongoing restoration of Sandpoint’s downtown treasure. Among the many things that Holly Eve dollars did for the Panida was to help complete the initial electrical work so the theater could open its doors once again. “Over the years we have helped to purchase two pianos, fix the ceiling, build dressing rooms, buy carpet, repair the marquee, replicate the ticket booth, buy lighting equipment, extend the stage, and I’m sure I’m missing some projects,” said Marilyn. “The Theater used and still uses Holly Eve money as a match for grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Idaho Heritage


Community Trust, and others.” As it has grown over the years so have the number of volunteers. The Festival at Sandpoint’s Executive Director Dyno Wahl and her staff can always be found lending a hand for Holly Eve. Having been a beneficiary of the event for several years, Wahl said those at the Festival are so appreciative of the support Holly Eve and its supporters have given to the Festival each year. “We are indeed so grateful for the support of our symphonic and educational programs made possible by the generous annual grant The Festival at Sandpoint receives from the Holly Eve Foundation,” said Wahl. “It is amazing how much good one evening can do for so many of Sandpoint’s most important non-profits.” Over the years there have been many memories made from this wonderful event. One story in particular stands out in Marilyn’s mind, a story she calls a great ‘gotta love Sandpoint’ story. “One of my favorite Holly Eve stories involved the first piano Holly Eve bought

luxury of computers, Marilyn did the entire event including soliciting auction items, lining up the models, champagne, food, press releases, accounting and writing all the thank you letters. But that has changed. “Now I have an awesome committee of volunteers, a great board of directors, and the Festival Gals who do pretty much all of the paperwork and accounting. This has made it possible to continue!” While much may have changed over the years, one thing has remained the same – the generosity of the community. It is something that continually amazes Marilyn. “Working on Holly Eve always reminds me what an amazing, generous community we get to live in! When you look at the hundreds of businesses and individuals who contribute what they can to make it happen, it’s just phenomenal,” said Marilyn. In fact she likens Holly Eve to the old folk tale Stone Soup, where a stranger comes to a starving village and declares he will feed them all with his stone soup. The villagers provide a big pot and water, to which the stranger adds a stone. Then he muses that the

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HOLLY EVE A SANDPOINT TRADITION PRESENTED BY EVE’S LEAVES

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for the Panida. It was a Lyon and Healy baby grand I knew about in Seattle,” recalls Marilyn who said purchasing it was one thing, getting it to Sandpoint was another. “Then it occurred to me that Litehouse has nice big semis going back and forth to Seattle, so I asked Doug and Edward (Hawkins) if one of their trucks could pick it up and bring it to the Panida for us. And they said yes!” The event has changed significantly over the years. It was about 20 years ago when the silent auction was added and about 15 years ago when the Angels, Holly Eve’s sponsorship program, was introduced. “I especially like having the Angels,” said Marilyn. “Because of them we have been able to keep the ticket price at $25 which is a pretty good deal for champagne, hors d’oeuvres supper and an evening of entertainment.” In the beginning, before the

soup would surely taste better with a carrot - someone runs home and brings a carrot to add to the soup. Gradually everyone in the village contributes what he can afford to share and a delicious, nourishing soup is the result. “Everyone eats together in celebration, and they all live happily ever after,” said Marilyn. THERE WILL BE A PREVIEW OF HOLLY EVE’S SILENT AUCTION ITEMS on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5-7pm in the Panida’s Little Theater. Pend d’Oreille Winery will pour complimentary wine for the Preview, which is open to the public. It’s a great chance to see what the Holly Eve Silent Auction has in store and to begin bidding! For more information contact the Festival at Sandpoint office at 208.265.4554 or Eve’s Leaves at 208.263.0712.

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Pet Parenting Tips Around the Holidays

Making it Stress Free for You and Your Pet

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et parenting can be as crazy as it is fun, especially around the holidays. Add the stress of hosting family and friends, and many pet parents end up ignoring Fido or Fluffy in favor of cooking a feast or wrapping last-minute gifts. So, how do you find balance between preparing for the holidays and tending to your pet?

• Mind Your Pet’s Manners: Heightened activity at home can affect your pet’s behavior, so it’s important to prepare. Hosting small gatherings prior to the holiday can help reinforce good manners. If you know your pet won’t hold back his excitement, set aside a safe room with a bed, water, toys and some treats where he can stay during your event.

Rose Hamilton, Chief Marketing Officer at Pet360.com, the ultimate pet-parenting destination ,offers the following tips to keep your pet top of mind during the holiday season. • Keep Plants and Goodies Out of Reach: Many traditional holiday plants, like poinsettias and mistletoe, can be harmful to your pet’s health, so be sure to keep these out of reach. Also, refrain from sharing specific holiday treats with your tail-wagger, particularly fruitcake and sugar-free goods, which contain dog-toxic ingredients. • Decorate Wisely: Holiday decor can be

• Get the Right Travel Gear: Crates are useful for all forms of travel, but if flying, be certain to use an airlineapproved shipping crate. Take all health records with you, and ensure that your pet is wearing a collar and tag with appropriate contact information. dangerous for pets, so it’s important to take certain precautions when decorating. Place fresh trees in discreet corners, and keep lights, ornaments and tinsel off the lower branches. Deter your pet from electrical cords by spraying the cords with lemon peel or bitter orange tea.

Cat Facts 1. The word cat refers to a family of meat-eating animals that include tigers, lions, leopards, and panthers. 2. Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw. 3. Cats are sometimes born with extra toes. This is called polydactly. These toes will not harm the cat, but you should keep his claws trimmed just like any toe. 4. Cats have true fur, in that they have both an undercoat and an outer coat. 5. Newborn kittens have closed ear canals that don’t begin to open for nine days. When the eyes open, they are always blue at first. They change color over a period of months to the final eye color. 6. Most cats have no eyelashes.

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7. Cats have a full inner-eyelid, or nictitating membrane. This innereyelid serves to help protect the eyes from dryness and damage. When the cat is ill, the inner-eyelid will frequently close partially, making it visible to the observer. 8. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor. 9. You can tell a cat’s mood by looking into its eyes. A frightened or excited cat will have large, round pupils. An angry cat will have narrow pupils. The pupil size is related as much to the cat’s emotions as to the degree of light. 10. It is a common belief that cats are color blind. However, recent studies have shown that cats can see blue, green and red. 11. A large majority of white cats with

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• Give Back with Gifts: While toys and treats are always welcomed by our furry relatives, consider a comfortable bed or deluxe grooming session to pamper your pet instead. Older pets may especially benefit from a therapeutic bed or massage.

blue eyes are deaf. White cats with only one blue eye are deaf only in the ear closest to the blue eye. White cats with orange eyes do not have this disability. 12. Cats with white fur and skin on their ears are very prone to sunburn. Frequent sunburns can lead to skin cancer. Many white cats need surgery to remove all or part of a cancerous ear. Preventive measures include sunscreen, or better, keeping the cat indoors. 13. A cat can jump even seven times as high as it is tall. 14. The cat’s footpads absorb the shocks of the landing when the cat jumps. 15. A cat is pregnant for about 58-65 days. 16. Mother cats teach their kittens to use the litter box.


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Dogs Foster Activity While Improving Vascular Health Daily Walks Benefit Both You and Your Pet Man’s best friend provides more than mere companionship. Dogs encourage humans to exercise daily, come rain or shine.

the owners of 77.5 million dogs that reside in 39 percent of households, according to The Humane Society of the United States.

“The need to take a daily walk provides dog owners with a great form of exercise,” said Leila Mureebe, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. “Exercise is good for the body’s blood supply, for maintaining proper body weight and for controlling blood pressure.”

High blood pressure and stress contribute to the fourth leading cause of death in America: stroke. The National Vital Statistics Report indicated that 137,000 Americans died of stroke in 2010. The American Stroke Association estimated that Americans spent $73.7 billion for stroke-related medical costs and disability in 2010.

For persons with high blood pressure, and that’s one in three Americans over age 20, according to a 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, Fido’s calming effect can be a life saver. Studies have disclosed that petting a dog reduces blood pressure and heart rate. This stress buster provides positive health benefits for

“Every 40 seconds, an American suffers a stroke,” said Dr. Mureebe. “Strokes occur suddenly and without warning. Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable through risk factor management.” Thirty minutes of daily exercise, not smoking, and proper nutrition are included in “risk factor management.” A United States National Institutes of Healthfunded study of 2,000 adults discovered that persons who regularly walked their dogs were more physically active and less likely to be obese than non-dog walkers.

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“I’ve seen improvements in high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes when patients enter into a routine of daily exercise, not smoking, and healthy eating,” said Dr. Mureebe. “A brisk 30-minute walk with your dog is good for both of you.”

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hen Linda Plaster’s husband passed away, she found great comfort in all the flowers that lined the chapel at his service. The beauty and the fragrance that filled the room is something that is still with her today. So when she was asked several years ago to serve on the committee to bring a Healing Garden to the grounds of Bonner General Hospital, she knew it was an opportunity she could not turn down. “As much as the beauty and smell of the flowers healed me, I had to be a part of it,” said Linda. That was over 11 years ago, and since then countless people, including patients, hospital staff, families of patients, community members and tourists, have enjoyed the beauty of the Healing Garden at Bonner General Hospital.

It is a sanctuary for those seeking solace, time to reflect or just a break from a busy day and offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. “People come and say they experience a peace when they are there,” said Linda.

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Spearheaded by then Bonner General Hospital’s CEO Gene Tomt, it took awhile for it to come to fruition, but when it did there was much excitement surrounding the garden. In fact, when they turned the first shovel of dirt, they found a rusty horseshoe in it. “We took that as a good sign,” said Linda.

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At the Healing Garden there is something for people of all ages. Several years ago a group of community members raised money to construct a children’s area in honor of longtime Sandpoint resident Hazel Hall. Included in the children’s garden are beautiful sculptures, drawing the younger visitors to the whimsical characters and vibrant colors. But like most things, the Healing Garden requires much upkeep to maintain the soothing water features, sculptures, and plants not to mention the comforting chapel that sits within the garden. So how does this non-profit organization raise the funds necessary to maintain this gift to the community? They hold various fundraisers throughout the year including Spring for the Garden plant sale each spring and other smaller functions. But a favorite of

many is the annual Christmas Home Tour. In its tenth year, this year’s event will take place on December 8th from 12-4pm. Tickets are $20 each and will be available the day after Thanksgiving at the information booth at Bonner General Hospital, Eve’s Leaves and Sharon’s Hallmark downtown. Ask anyone who has ever taken part in the event and they will assure you that it is an incredibly fun day that also benefits the lovely community gift of the Healing Garden.


Community Sandpoint resident Tamara Scrimsher has not only attended for several years, but she had her own home on the tour several years ago. “I really enjoy decorating, and I wanted to share my ideas with people,” said Tamara. “It also was a great way to give back to the community.” What Tamara did not know at that time is that she would be diagnosed with cancer shortly thereafter. “Now I am even more aware of how many different ways there are to support people in our community, and the Healing Garden is one of them,” said Tamara who is now cancer free. Each year when the home tour comes around, Tamara and her friends enjoy making a day of it. “We love getting dressed up and spending time together. It really is the perfect kickoff to the holiday season. Each home is like walking into a Norman Rockwell scene,” she said. All proceeds from this event directly benefit the Healing Garden, which in addition to becoming a perfect place to take in the beauty of the surroundings during a hectic or stressful day has also become a favorite of many young people who have their prom or graduation pictures photographed there. A quarter of the Healing Garden’s annual budget is generated from the Christmas Home Tour and organizers are very excited about this year’s homes. Most of the members who serve on the Healing Garden committee have done so for many years. Unfortunately health issues

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have plagued some of the volunteers and so the committee is hoping to recruit others to help out – people who enjoy gardening and have the same passion for the Healing Garden as those who currently volunteer. “It really is a lot of fun,” she said of the time the group spends beautifying the garden. “None of us are paid. We do it because it is in our heart.” Tucked away on the grounds of Bonner General Hospital, not everyone knows about this hidden sanctuary. But each day one can find someone strolling through the garden or enjoying a quiet lunch. “It’s a tiny little treasure for the community and for the people who stay in and work at the hospital,” said Linda, who adds that the garden has done much to help her heal through the years. “It’s more about healing than about grief. It makes you know you are not alone in your sadness or your joy.” If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Healing Garden, you may mail your check to The Healing Garden c/o Bonner General Hospital, 520 North Third Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864.

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Want to help with fall clean up? Meet at 10 a.m. on November 2nd and November 9th at the garden. Bring a rake and gloves and Bonner General Hospital will supply coffee and rolls. For more information on the Christmas Home Tour or the Healing Garden call Linda at 208.290.6929.

Parade of Homes Addresses Below Sweet Magnolia Bed & Breakfast Cal and Jill Ogle 502 North Fourth Street James and Carol Harvey 602 North Fourth Street Doug & Sandra Frazier 408 Lake Street Rae Charleton 401 Euclid Bill & Sandy Lamson 514 Huron

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LOCAL PICKS

NOVEMBER SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS

November 8,9 – SARS Ski Swap. Head down to the SARS Ski Swap to browse some experienced and some not-so-experienced skis, boards, and outerwear. $2 per person or $5 per family and FREE parking! You never know what kind of treasures you’ll find at the SARS Swap. Drop off is on Friday from Noon-7pm at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Saturday from 9am-2pm will be the swap. All equipment that wasn’t sold can be picked up from 6-8pm on Saturday. Contact Ted at ted@sars.net to volunteer to help. November 22 – Who is Benjamin Britten? The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint presents Who is Benjamin Britten? This is an educational presentation and performance to celebrate the 100th birthday of this famous composer/musician. This event will be held at 10am in the Panida and is free to the public. Please RSVP to 208.265.4444 or mcs@sandpointconservatory.org.

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

FORTY-ONE SOUTH Live music in the lounge on Thursdays and live music in the dining room on Saturdays. EICHARDT’S PUB Join us for Blues Jam every Monday with host Truck Mills. The Charley Packard Band plays every Wednesday. ***Text “livemusic” to 35819 to sign up for pub updates. TRINITY AT CITY BEACH Spend Tuesdays with Mike and Friends from 5pm to 8pm. Come down to Trinity at City Beach every Tuesday at 5pm to enjoy wonderful food and live music. It’s a great night to go out with the family. Also join us Fridays for the sounds of Bruce Bishop. For more information and updates on events visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/trinityatcitybeach. PEND D’OREILLE WINERY 11/01 - Touch of Jazz, 5-8pm 11/08 - Britchy Fok Duo, 5-8pm 11/15 - S  eth Walser & Tarrel Cripps, 5-8pm 11/16 - B  renden & Nate, The Acoustic Duo, 3-6pm 11/22 - Mike & Shanna 5-8pm 11/29 - Powell Brothers - 5-8pm 11/30 - Emily Baker - 3-6pm COLDWATER CREEK WINEBAR 11/1 - Mike & Shana Thompson 7-10pm 11/2 - Truck Mills 6-9pm 11/8 - Bright Moments Jazz 7-10 pm 11/9 - Ben Baker 6-9 pm 11/15 - Skerpazoid 7-10pm 11/16 - Ray Allen 6-9pm 11/22 - Bridges Home 7-10pm 11/23 - Ken Rokicki 6-9pm 11/29 - Ron Kieper Jazz Trio 7-10pm 11/30 - TBA 6-9pm

November 2 – Sandpoint Film Festival. The Panida will be hosting this annual event. Showtimes are 1, 3, and 7pm. Visit www.SANDPOINTFILMFESTIVAL.com or call 208.290.0597 for more information. November 8 – Way Of Life. Come out and enjoy a showing of the New Teton Gravity Research Movie. Showing at the Panida at 8pm. 208.263.9191.

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enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance.” Patrick will be playing at the Panida at 7:30pm. 208.263.9191. November 17 - Fall Serenade A Classical Concert performed by instructors of the Sandpoint Conservatory to raise funds for scholarships. 5pm, at the First Lutheran Church on Olive Street. Dinner will be served afterwards. Suggested donation: Adults-$10, Children- $5. November 21 – Holly Eve Silent Auction Preview. Come out to the Little Theater at the Panida and preview all the items that will be up for auction on November 23rd. Preview is from 5-7pm. November 22 – Who is Benjamin Britten? The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint presents Who is Benjamin Britten? This is an educational presentation and performance to celebrate the 100th birthday of this famous composer/musician. This event will be held at 10am in the Panida and is free to the public. Please RSVP to 208.265.4444 or mcs@sandpointconservatory.org.

November 8,9,10,15,16,17 – Fiddler on the Roof. The Pend Oreille Players present this musical at the Pend Oreille Playhouse at 240 N. Union Ave in Newport, WA. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door, children/youth (ages 5-18) are $5. Call 509.447.990 or visit PendOreillePlayers.org for more information.

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November 9 – The Fat Tones. Come experience this Rhythm and Blues Band at the Panida at 7:30pm. EVERYBODY will get toned! 208.263.9191. November 14 – Jason Farnham. The Pend Oreille Arts Council presents pianist Jason Farnham in concert at the Panida at 7:30pm. 208.263.9191. November 16 – Patrick Ball, Theater of Legend. Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and

Thursday- Nov 14

General Luncheon Annual Review and More. Tango Cafe. Noon-1:30pm

Wednesday- Nov 13

Empowering Women In Business Conference 5th Annual Conference - 2 amazing speakers. Coldwater Creek. Noon-1:30pm

Friday- Nov 15

National Speaker & Best Selling Author - Tony Rubleski Exceptional Mind Capture Customer Service. Ponderay Events Center. 8:30-10am

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2013 November 22 – Backcountry Film Festival. Celebrating the human powdered experience, this festival will be held at the Panida at 7pm. 208.263.9191.

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November 23 – 33rd ANNUAL HOLLY EVE GALA. The biggest party in Sandpoint returns for a big, BIG night of food, drink, and entertainment. The night begins at 6pm at the Panida! November 30 – The Shook Twins in Concert. Home for the Holidays. The Shook Twins will be performing in concert at the Panida at 7:30pm. 208.263.9191.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES November 2 – MeadowBrook Home & Gift Open House. Stop in at the Cedar Street Bridge to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. MeadowBrook Home & Gift will be hosting its Holiday Open House. November 2 – A Night To Remember. Sandpoint Event’s Center 5:30pm. This is a fundraiser to help facilitate the needs of local cancer patients. Hosted by Ponderay Rotary and Community Cancer Services, this evening will begin with wine tasting, followed by a four course meal, each course being paired with the Vintner’s choice. There will be a silent as well as live auction with all of the proceeds staying local to help those battling cancer. Tickets are $75 and are available at Pend d’Oreille Winery. For more information, contact Stefanie at 208.255.8616 or Jamie at 208.255.6173. November 2 – Ski Swap. There will be a Ski Swap at the old Sports Plus Store in Pioneer Square, 819 Highway 2 from 9am to Noon. Get rid of the equipment you don’t need anymore and get what you do need. Sellers keep 80% of sold items, SNC keeps 20%. Proceeds benefit the Youth Ski League. Contact Vicki Longhini at vicki.longhini@gmail.com. November 8,9 – SARS Ski Swap. Head down to the SARS Ski Swap to browse some experienced and some not-so-experienced skis, boards, and outerwear. $2 per person or $5 per family and FREE parking! You never know what kind of treasures you’ll find at the SARS Swap. Drop off is on Friday from Noon-7pm at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Saturday from 9am2pm will be the swap. All equipment that wasn’t sold can be picked up from 6-8pm on Saturday. Contact Ted at ted@sars.net to volunteer to help.

Benjamin Britten from coast to coast. Previous dancing experience is not necessary. Each session is held the second Friday of every month through July. A $5 donation is suggested and appreciated. 208.263.6751 November 8 – Harvest Dinner. The Memorial Community Center in Hope is putting on its annual Harvest Dinner beginning at 5:30pm. There will be complimentary appetizers, a no-host bar, and a fun bucket raffle, all followed by a traditional holiday meal, dessert and a chance to celebrate the season with your friends and neighbors! They will also be kicking off their Christmas Giving Food Drive on this evening, so bring some non-perishable food items to receive some FREE bucket raffle tickets. Reservations are $25 each. 208.264.5481 November 23 – Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Presentation. Phil Hough, Executive Director of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, will speak about Lightning Creek-Treasured Landscape’s Whitebark Pine/Alpine Botanical and Weeds Projects. This event begins at 9:45am at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Avenue and is open to the public, free of charge.

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November 28 – Happy Thanksgiving! November 29 to December 1 - Art and Craft Show. Cedar St Bridge 10am-5pm daily. Photo Cour tesy Lyndsy Meyers

UPCOMING EVENTS December 5th - Student Serenade. End of the quarter student recital at the Panida Theater. 5pm: young student group, 7pm: advanced adult student groups.

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December 8 – World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off onstage - by performing a variety of stunts and skits! This show will be held at the Panida at 3pm. 208.263.9191. December 16 – The Nutcracker. Eugene Ballet’s, The Nutcracker, will be performed at the Panida at 7pm. 208.263.9191.

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Business Guide Assisted Living

Luther Park at Sandpoint “Where aging is all about living.” 510 South Olive Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho 208.265.3557 | luther-park.org

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

White Cross Pharmacy Priest River: 5453 Highway 2 208.448.1633 Sandpoint: 1329 Highway 2, Suite A 208.263.9080

Sandpoint Movers 1326 Baldy Mountain Road Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.265.5506 www.sandpointmovers.com

Dana Construction Company, LLC General Contractor 208.691.2042

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

Home Improvement

Have Brush, Will Travel Power washing and painting. Homes, trailers, etc. Int. & ext. 208.263.5648.

Fitness

Monarch Marble & Granite 335 McGhee Road, Sandpoint, Idaho www.sandpointgranite.com | 208.263.5777

Sandpoint West Athletic Club Sandpoint’s largest and most complete health club. 1905 Pine Street, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.6633

Insurance Advocate Insurance Full service and locally owned insurance agency. advocateins.com. 506 Alder Street, Sandpoint. 208.255.2222.

Health & Wellness Caribou Chiropractic 513 North 4th Avenue, Sandpoint 208.597.7117 | caribouchiropractic.com Healthy Nail Center 30544 Hwy 200 #102, Ponderay, ID 83852 208.265.9817 www.healthynaillasercenter.com Pend Oreille Health Care 1207 Michigan Street, Suite B & C Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.265.2221 www.pendoreillehealthcare.com

Pend Oreille Insurance 476394 Highway 95 North, Ponderay, Idaho 800.392.0762 | pendoreilleinsurance.com Sandpoint Title Insurance 120 South Second Avenue | Sandpoint 208.263.2222| www.sandpointtitle.com Taylor Insurance 1009 W. Superior St. | Sandpoint, ID 83864 208.263.2708 | fax 208.263.5465 taylorinsurance@sandpoint.net www.taylorinsurancesandpoint.com

Law Firm

Sandpoint Dental Cosmetics 30336-A Highway 200, Ponderay, Idaho 208.946.4329 sandpointdentalcosmetics.com

Featherston Law Firm 113 South Second Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho 208.263.6866 | www.featherstonlaw.com

Susan Janssen Certified Massage Therapist at Sandpoint Salon in the heart of downtown. 111 North 1st Avenue. 208.255.2277 or 208.255.8464.

All Seasons Moving, Inc. Real Movers, Real Trucks Free Boxes, Free Estimates 208.265.8090 or 208.699.6538

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Property Management Panhandle Management 30336 Highway 200 Ponderay, Idaho 208.255.1645 | tcurtiss@sandpoint.net www.panhandlemanagement.com

Real Estate REMAX All Seasons: Mike Roos mikeroos@remax.net 208.263.5185

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Storage Sunset Storage 465994 Highway 95 | Sagle, Idaho 208.610.5140 | sandpointsunsetstorage.com

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OUR BEST FLOORING BRANDS

October 1 – November 25, 2013

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED

Don’t miss the FIRST-EVER sale on our

SALE

BEST surfaces and BEST styles.

Our most durable flooring brands come with the best warranty — the Titanium Series Warranty with a minimum of 25 years of wear coverage. Plus, The Beautiful Guarantee®1 — a Carpet One exclusive — ensures you’ll love the way your new floor looks, or we’ll replace it for free, including installation. Don’t delay. Shop now and enjoy special financing2 on flooring that will transform your home today and look beautiful for years to come.

Beautifully durable for years of distinction.

Stain-resistant for beauty that endures.

CARPET

HARDWOOD

starting at:

.79

$

4

$

SF

MATERIALS ONLY

LAMINATE

starting at:

29

SF

starting at:

379

$

MATERIALS ONLY

SF

MATERIALS ONLY

LUXURY VINYL TILE starting at:

398

$

SF

MATERIALS ONLY

ONLY CARPET ONE HAS YOU TOTALLY COVERED. Our experts specialize in flooring. We join with our other stores worldwide to buy at a volume that guarantees the lowest price. And we’re here to assist you with a more personalized shopping experience. That’s the Carpet One difference. MEET JOHN DARLING, CARPET ONE MANAGER

Your Hometown 1945! Making youraFlooring house a Experts...Since home...for 68 years! Making your house home...for 68 years! Making your house a home...for 68 years! www.sandpointfurniture.com www.sandpointfurniture.com www.sandpointfurniture.com

1 See actual warranty at store for details. 2

Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See store for details.

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At participating stores only; not all products at all locations. Photos for illustrative purposes only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Offer ends 11/25/13. Offers cannot be combined with other discounts or promotional offers and are not valid on previous purchases. © 2013 Carpet One Floor & Home®. All Rights Reserved.


Riverside

RAC AUT O CENTER

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

RIVERSIDE AUTO CENTER, INC.

NOVEMBER SUPER CYBER SALE! Give yourself a gift! $100 CASH or Riverside Gift Certificate! Just refer a friend or family member that purchases a vehicle. (This must be presented at time of purchase.) 208.267.3100

Buy a

$25 Gift Certificate for someone else, and RECEIVE a

$15 Gift Certificate for yourself!

*Expires November 30, 2013

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

208

267.3100 64   Sandpoint Living Local | www.sandpointliving.com

6437 Bonner St. Bonners Ferry, Idaho | www.riversideauto.com Sales: Mon-Fri 8-5 | Sat 8-3 Service, Parts, Body Shop & Auto Spa: Mon-Fri 8-5 Like us on Facebook *VEHICLES DEPICTED ARE SAMPLES OF INVENTORY. INVENTORY CHANGES DAILY. PLEASE CALL OR COME IN TO SEE A CURRENT SELECTION.

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