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ts that time of year again! Yes, unfortunately the time of year when pipes freeze, floods occur and the outside elements start wrecking havoc on our beloved homes. Each year brings on new issues and as we get busier, our homes and what need to be done start to get overlooked. DSS Home Preservation Services offers a Winterization program that is customized to meet your every need. Our team tailors a winterization program that fits your specific needs and ensures that your home is ready to take on another North Idaho winter. Up until now there weren’t many one-stop options in Sandpoint, a company that not only had the experience but the professionalism as well. Enter DSS Home Preservation Services, a comprehensive home care program, backed up with 30 years of experience. DSS Home Preservation Services allows you to enjoy your home without the worry and hassle of the annoying, yet critical, tasks it takes to keep your home in the best condition. Clients no longer worry about or devote time and energy to the maintenance of their homes. Maintenance tasks are performed automatically and repairs can be handled through a single telephone call. Whether you are a homeowner, property manager, or have a business, DSS Home Preservation Services will fashion a program that is just right for you.

Some of Our Winterizing Services: Outdoor: • Blow out irrigation system • Put away outdoor furniture and hoses • Winterize spigots • Close and insulate foundation vents • Check weather stripping at doors and windows • Clear roof of debris and clear rain gutters Indoor: • Check and change HVAC filters • Change fire alarm batteries • Check faucets for signs of leaking • Insulate exposed pipes in crawl space And More! We customize our list to fit your needs. DSS Home Preservation Services are unparalleled and unmatched. We offer one call convenience. Whatever your needs, DSS will deliver.

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Teacher of the Year



andpoint High Schools 2011/2012 teacher of the year talks to us about what this honor means to him.

day and they can quickly see if you lack enthusiasm or knowledge. You can’t fake it with them. I love this because it drives me to be on top of my game every day. Second the rewards. It is a very rewarding profession. There is nothing better than to watch a student learn You were selected Teacher of the year, what does this and really understand a lesson. I feel like I have a mean to you? lasting impact upon people’s lives through teaching and coaching, and there is nothing better than that. It is awesome. I love my job and to be recognized for doing it well by the VFW is really an honor that I am You’re a coach; Tell us about that! proud of. For the past ten years I have been coaching football. Tell us a little about Now that I have had the opportunity to be under some your family. great head coaches I feel I am ready to I have an amazing be the head coach! family. My wife My desire is to build Alyssa is my best a culture where friend and is players and coaches honestly the most are challenged to amazing woman I maximize their have ever met. We potential both on and just celebrated our off the field. My goal 14th anniversary and as a coach and as an I am more in love educator is to ignite a with her now than passion for life in those I am around. We are all capable when we were first of amazing things if we would be willing to dare greatly married. and to never settle for being average. I have three kids; my daughter Libby, nine years old and one of the coolest people, my son Chase who is five and my little buddy and my daughter Israel is two years old and is an intense, fiery little red head that keeps me on my toes! What drives you to teach? Two things. First the struggle. Teaching is full of struggles and those struggles drive me to become better at my profession. Teenagers don’t let you have a down

When Casey’s not teaching or coaching you can catch him: Playing the old school NBA Jam with friends, reading and playing sports like racquetball, basketball, or Frisbee golf. Casey’s favorite movie is Cinderella Man (“I love the underdog.”) and his favorite food is lasagna. Something no one knows about him is that he can throw grapes as high as humanly possible and still catch them in his mouth!

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Finding 1. Trinity at City Beach 56 Bridge Street - Sandpoint 208.255.7558 2. Ivano’s Ristorante 102 S. First Ave. - Sandpoint 208.263.0211 3. Forty One South 41 Lake Shore Drive - Sagle 208.265.2000 4. Eichardt’s 212 Cedar Street - Sandpoint 208.263.4005 5. Bab’s Pizzeria 1319 Hwy. 2 - Sandpoint 208.265.7992 6. Pizza Hut 200 Bonner Mall Way Ponderay 208.265.4452

great local eats has never been so easy! 13. Stacey’s Country Kitchen 469000 Hwy. 95 - Hope 208.265.5095 14. Arlo’s Ristorante 330 North First Ave. - Sandpoint 15. Elk’s Cafe 30196 Highway 200 Ponderay 208.255.7494 16. Burger Express 1110 Highway 2 - Priest River 208.448.2490 17. Laughing Dog 55 Emerald Industrial Park Rd. Ponderay 208.263.9222 18. Kokanee Coffee 509 North 5th Avenue, Ste. A Sandpoint 208.597.7831

7. The Little Olive 124 S. Second Ave. - Sandpoint 208.597.7499 8. Bangkok 202 N. Second Ave. - Sandpoint 208.265.4149 9. Earth Rhythms 840 Kootenai Cuttoff Rd. Sandpoint 208.946.5562 10. Jalapenos 314 N. Second Ave. - Sandpoint 208.263.2995 11. Pie Hut 502 Church Street - Sandpoint 208.265.2208 12. Brody’s Pizzeria 468810 Hwy. 95 - Sagle 208.265.2448

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ike-Media would like to THANK the community of Sandpoint for a GREAT year! All of us here feel blessed to live and work in such a wonderful community such as Sandpoint. The Newslines have experienced tremendous growth and we thank everyone for their support. As you will see in January’s issue the Newslines will be adding more stories, content and helpful information for all to enjoy. We will be reorganizing the newsline and adding new sections in each month such as, “Local Business Spotlight”, “Senior Focus”, “Health & Beauty” and “From the Cedar Post.” We will continue to run our original content like “Good News”, “Local Buzz”, “Rising Stars” and our extensive “Calendar of Events.” In addition, we will be working with local companies such as Blue Sky Broadcasting and to help our advertisers Build their Brands. In 2012 Like-Media will be offering unique and cost effective advertising campaigns utilizing our print and social media products. Do you want to create a buzz for your business? You can with Newsline! Newsline gets read, by everyone you want to reach. You will find copies in every coffee shop, in waiting rooms, hair salons and even delivered with your pizza.


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he holidays have come and gone, and I hope everyone enjoyed visiting with family and friends. With that being said, the New Year brings on a line up of things to do in downtown Sandpoint. The DSBA is looking forward to the planning of this year’s Winter Carnival. It will take place February 17–26, a whole 10 days of fun! For more information about the 2012 Winter Carnival please visit for more information. And remember to make resolutions for 2012 and one of them should be buying local and support your local businesses, friends and families! —Chris Hove President of the DSBA

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Top 12 Beauty Tips for 2012 SMART TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

1. Instead of shaving over and over, with the hairs coming in darker and thicker each time, try waxing. Waxing to remove hair will result in softer hairs each time and result in permanent hair loss after a few sessions. 2. Drink plenty of water and get eight hours of sleep every day. 3. Good posture can make you look much slimmer. 4. Wearing less makeup makes you look younger. 5. Wearing clothes that are tight make you look heavier. Even a slim girl can bulge over too-tight jeans. 6. Sleeping on your back will prevent many wrinkles and breakouts on your face.

8. Exercise while dieting is a must or your skin will be too large (and saggy) for your smaller body. It is much, much tougher to tighten skin after your body shrinks than as you go. 9. Wearing very high heels too often will give you a masculine, muscular calf instead of a feminine, rounded calf. 10. Wearing a low heel will give you better posture than wearing flat shoes. 11. After washing your face, rinse in cold water (fair-skinned people should use cool instead of cold) to close the pores and tighten the facial muscles. 12. Last but not least, smile often! It’s good for the soul, mind and spirit and most importantly it will make people wonder what your up to!

7. Vitamins and minerals are needed for health and beauty, but more is not always better. Too much Vitamin A or Selenium can cause hair loss.

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aunching into a new year at The Bridge brings a new sense of excitement and opportunity for all of us. We are so honored to be considered as the standard of excellence in providing residential care in assisted living in Bonner County and the surrounding area. We take that responsibility very seriously knowing that our senior population is so very vulnerable and we at The Bridge pride ourselves in giving them the highest in quality service and care. Ten thousand baby boomers per week are retiring across America. Sandpoint, with all its natural beauty and resources is a magnet for growth of that particular age demographic. As we move forward during this next year we understand that the need for the care of our population of seniors is continuing to escalate and we are positioned at The Bridge to meet that challenge. Our mission in achieving that goal is the representation of a lifestyle that continues to be rewarding and fulfilling for each and every resident.

California and Vermont. Sandpoint has become home for so many of us that it is only natural that these adult children want to bring mom and dad here. This atmosphere has created such an exciting environment with a mixture of our Sandpoint “long-timers” and now It may not be a discovery, but it is festinating, that the all the Sandpoint “newcomers”! As we “eavesdrop” we majority of people who are inquiring about our care and discover that their conversations are amazing. service are adult children who’s loved ones actually live in other states. Over the past several months call after If you are not familiar with our lifestyle drop by and pay call has come in inquiring of how we can make that us a visit and allow us to serve you a complimentary transition possible. During the past two months we have meal, show you our beautiful community and give you had the privilege of moving in people from Colorado, an idea of what assisted living is really all about.

In a family-oriented atmosphere, we celebrate the individuality of every resident who calls The Bridge their home

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The right choice for home.

“A very good place to live. I’ve never had a complaint and the workers are great. This is home for me.” – Don Engle

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You may be eligible for up to $1949 in benefits from the Veterans Administration. Please ask a Bridge representative how to take advantage of this amazing opportunity! January 2012 | SANDPOINT NEWSLINE  13


New Year’s Resolutions



o you have trouble sticking to your new year’s goals? A list is a great start, but your goals involve more than a list. Here are some tips for success:

Start with narrowing the list! It should be short enough to remember without looking. Set deadlines and write down all of the reasons it is absolutely necessary to reach the goal. This builds leverage to stay motivated. Now go back to the list and write down everything it will cost you if you don’t follow through. Have you had this resolution before? What are the excuses you used to avoid follow through? Finally, write an action plan for each goal and take some action toward each goal immediately! Even if it’s just a phone call or doing some researc online, set your plan in motion before the day is over. Keep your goals in sight, and don’t stuff them in a drawer. Best of luck! 208.946.5242

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eed some good ideas for new year’s resolutions this year? Well you are in luck. We decided to take some time to ask Tango Cafe’s employees and customers what resolutions they had for the upcoming year. This is what we came up with: Tango Cafe Staff: Brad Vogle—“To complete my soup cookbook.” Justine Murray—“To win the lottery.” Judy Colegrove—“To make everyone happy with Tango Cafe food.” Trish McDowell—“To buy a house.” Tango Cafe Customers:

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Adam Dewey— “Put a dent in the ‘honey-do’ list.” Ian DeLand—“Spend more time with my family.” Cody Lile—“To learn to cook.”

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ave you tried a cup of micro-roasted Kokanee Coffee? The newest coffee house in town just opened for business with a uniquely industrial feel that was designed and created by the owners, Jim and Angela Reese. Jim’s whole life has been devoted to the pursuit of art. He has always tried to make our surroundings more pleasing than they naturally were. Their shop reflects Jim’s idea of what a fun coffee shop should look like with his metal art designs and accents. Angela is gifted in the kitchen with her homemade soups and pastries. Jim and Angela are returning locals who grew up in the Pend Oreille valley and are happy to finally be returning to their family and friends after many years of absence. While living in western Washington, their unending search for a perfect cup of coffee drove them to start roasting coffee beans from home to perfect the taste, origin and desired roast level. After numerous failures and some undesirable blends, they developed some flavorful roasts that are sure to please even the most finicky of palates. Kokanee Coffee house currently boasts 5 different micro roasts using fair trade organic beans in their natural gas, hot air roaster which only roasts a 2 pound or less batch each time. This process ensures the essence of the beans, unlike the large quantity bean roasters that most coffee roasters use.

The shop also offers some unique gifts and art by many local artists. Fresh baked goodies and soups are offered daily, Wi-Fi and a comfortable place to gather with family, friends or even a work meeting. They have a nice sized parking lot at the Panhandle Plaza, so look for their daily specials on their website’s blog or Facebook. Their online coffee store will be available soon via

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We micro roast and blend our organic beans to perfection every time! Our coffee is outstanding and our interior inviting, so come by and give us a try! We are open seven days a week and have plenty of parking. We also offer fresh soup and pastries daily! Visit us on Facebook or our blog @ We post our specials daily!

—Jim & Angela Reese

Coming Soon: Coffee Club! Visit for more information.


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he old adage “you don’t know what you got until its gone” may just sum up Mike Mitchell’s departure from Sandpoint fittingly. Having come to Sandpoint from the college ranks and now headed to the pro’s over in Europe, Mitchell leaves large shoes to fill not only on the field, but at the school as well, having served the past six years as Head Football Coach and Vice Principal. What started off as a request from a coach in need of offensive game planning for the upcoming season, turned into an offer that Mitchell could not refuse. Approached by the owner of the franchise, Mitchell was offered the Head Coach position of the Zagreb Patriots, a professional team in the Central European Football League. Seeing that this was not only a great opportunity to coach in the pros, but also a chance for him and his wife Gayle to travel overseas.

Make an appointment or drop in!

208.265.8090 425 North Division, Sandpoint (at the old Swede’s shop, next to the Library)

Winter Tire Installation • Oil Changes • Tune-Ups

Three Shops in One! 1

Sandpoint’s Mobile Tire Unit

This is where they come to you to change your tires.

2 Martin’s Alignment Center

This is the full service automotive shop.

3 All Seasons Moving

This is where they will move your entire household or just take the old couch to the thrift store.

The possible candidates to replace Mitchell are endless with interest coming in from all over the state including strong interest locally. The shoes will be hard to fill as Mitchell’s teams have had a 91% winning percentage vs. 4A schools over the past six years, 4 league championships and a state championship appearance. His professionalism, leadership and experience will be greatly missed.

A Woman’s Dream Automotive Shop The boys may look tough, but they know how to reach a woman’s heart. They’ll come to you to change your tires, they’ll store those dirty, heavy, winter and summer tires at their place (for free!!), and, if you need a ride home or to work while they’re working on your vehicle, they will give you a ride.

Photos by Jason Duchow Photography


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SHOWS/MUSIC/ARTS January 5, 6, 7 - The Ides of March. Part of the Global Cinema Café Series, The Ides of March, a George Clooney Film, is being shown at the Panida at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. 208.263.9191.

January 26, 27, 28 - Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The first big party of the year is back! Come to the Panida and experience a completely different show each night. This is a benefit event for the Satipo Kids Project and NIMSEF. The shows always sell out so get your tickets early. Doors open at 6pm, shows start at 7pm. Go to Panida. org for a complete listing of shows. 208.263.9191.


January 12, 13, 14 - The Way. Part of the Global Cinema Café Series, The Way, a film by Emilio Estevez, is being shown at the Panida at 7:30pm. This film has been described as a sweet and sincere family pilgrimage. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. 208.263.9191.

January 5, 12, 19, 26 Divorce Care Support Group. You don’t have to go it alone. On Thursdays at 6:30pm, Faith E-Free will open its doors to the new Sandpoint Divorce Care support group. They will meet in the dining room at Faith E-Free, 2624 North Boyer in Sandpoint. You are welcome to join at anytime and there is no cost to you. The program repeats every 13 weeks. 208.265.8904.

January 19, 20 - Le Havre. Part of the Global Cinema Café Series, Le Havre, a film by Aki Kaurismaki, is being shown at the Panida at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. 208.263.9191. January 21 - Tingstad and Rumbel. Come enjoy this exciting concert at the Panida at 7pm. This is a benefit concert for the Sandpoint Waldorf School and will feature the school’s string ensemble as an opening act. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and children. 208.265.2683

January 6, 7, 8 - Salomon BBR Ski Demo Day. Salomon reps will be at Schweitzer for 3 days this January letting you demo their radically new BBR skis for free. The revolutionary Salomon BBR ski was unveiled last winter and is on retail shelves now. Known as the product you’ve got to “ski to believe!” January 6, 13, 20, 27 - Junior Starlight Race Series. This race series will provide

a low-cost ski racing opportunity for both experienced and new racers ages 6-16. Additionally, it will give kids a chance to meet others with the same interests. Contact Shep Snow at 208.263.3552 for more information. January 7 - Winter Trails Day. Come to Schweitzer Mountain and try out their cross country ski trails and snowshoe trails for free this day. January 7 - Moonlight Snowshoe Hike. Hike through majestic old growth forests under a beautiful winter starry sky with our Activities hosts at Schweitzer mountain from 6-9pm. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance at the Activity Center 208.255.3081. January 10, 24 - Winter GoldSprints. Come watch these exciting bike races on rollers with the forks fixed. Two riders will battle it out head-to-head for 500 meters with speeds in excess of 60 mph in front of a cheering crowd. The races will be held at Laughing Dog Brewing in Ponderay beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information go to January 13, 14, 15 - Nordic Clinic. Join guest clinician Kevin Van Bueren for our January Nordic Clinic at Schweitzer Mountain. These skating clinics are primarily aimed at intermediate and advanced skate skiers, but some classic and beginner sessions are offered. Call the Ski and Ride Center at 208.255.3070 for more information. January 14 - Bonner Mall Winter Carnival Chili Cook-Off and Candyo-Rama. The Bonner Mall is hosting this fun event for the Make A Wish


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Foundation. Come on out and support this great cause! 208.263.4272. January 14 - Northern Lights. Schweitzer has a Northern Lights show for you, North Idaho style! We’re starting it off with a torchlight parade down J.R. Run, followed by the biggest fireworks show you’ll see all year at Schweitzer. That’s right, North Idaho style is flames and explosions. January 19 - Women Who Wine. Pend d’Oreille Winery hosts this fabulous event from 5-8pm with special guest speaker Jane Hoover who will talk about health and nutrition. 208.265.8545. January 20, 21, 22 - Library Wine Tasting Weekend. Come taste past vintages of L’oeuvre (pronounced “Love”) and receive 10% off all library wines at the Pend d”Oreille Winery. 208.265.8545. January 21 - The Cougar Gulch Cross Country Ski Race. This is the second race in the Schweitzer Nordic Series and the only race at Schweitzer that is part of the Selkirk Nordic Series. There are different options for course length and equipment so you don’t have any excuses not to race! Call the activities center for more information at 208.255.3081. January 27 - Toyota Ski Free Day. Drive your Toyota to Schweitzer for the day and you ski free! *Only one free ticket per vehicle. January 28, 29 - USASA Alpine and Slopestyle Competitions. USASA Slopestyle competition on Jan 28th. Open to skiers and snowboarders. The Slalom and GS races are on Jan 29th. These races are open to snowboarders only.

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UPCOMING EVENTS February 1 - Certified Nursery Professional Training. This is an eightweek course designed to help green industry professionals prepare for the Certified Nursery Professional exam to be held on March 27, 2012. It will be held on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm at Silverwood Theme Park at the meeting room. 208.263.8511.

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

February 4 - An Astronaut’s Observations of Earth from the International Space Station. Come listen to this fascinating presentation by Dr. Phillips, an astronaut who has flown into space three times! His presentation will feature photos taken from space during his time on the International Space Station. The presentation begins at 1pm at the Sandpoint Community Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

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

February 17-26 - Sandpoint Winter Carnival. This year’s events will include such favorites from past years as the cool RailJam and the very hot Bio Luminesce FireDance, the downtown bonfire, theSchweitzer Torchlight Parade and much more! February 24, 25 - Yoke’s Outrageous Air Show. Olympic skiers come together with our local talent in this OUTRAGEOUS air show at Schweitzer. 208.263.9555.

MUSIC SCHEDULES FORTY-ONE SOUTH Neighbor John & Robert Crader every Thursday in the lounge and Bruce Bishop in the dining room every Saturday. 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.

PEND D’OREILLE WINERY Hours for music are from 5-8pm except where noted. 1/6 - Scott Reid 1/13 - Ninjazz 1/14 - Mega Karma 1/20 - Bare Grass 1/27 - Mick Croon COLDWATER CREEK WINEBAR 1/6 - Cedar and Boyer, 7-10pm 1/7 - Ray Allen, 6-9pm 1/13 - Bright Moments, 7-10pm 1/14 - Highway One, 6-9pm 1/20 - Ninjazz, 7-10pm 1/21 - Chris Lynch, 6-9pm 1/27 - Mike and Shana Thompson, 7-10pm 1/28 - Truck Mills, 6-9pm

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ocated just two miles north of Sandpoint, Ponderay is home to numerous businesses, commercial developments, including the Bonner Mall, Bonner Cinemas, Walmart, Staples, Home Depot, Sandpoint Furniture, many restaurants, car dealerships and more. Known by many as “The Little City That Can,” Ponderay has something for everyone. Come see and explore Ponderay!


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ASSISTED LIVING Luther Park at Sandpoint “Where aging is all about living.” 510 S. Olive Ave., Sandpoint. 208.265.3557.

HOME RESTORATION Disaster Masters We specialize in complete fire, water, smoke and wind restoration. 30410 Hwy 200. St. 201, Ponderay. 208.290.6660.

PLUMBING Benett Plumbing All your plumbing and maintenance needs for home and business. 208.265.5555.

AUTOBODY/TOW Northwest Autobody and Towing 1305 Michigan Street, Sandpoint. 208.263.6931.

HOSPITAL Bonner General Hospital Quality, compassionate care for you and your family. 24-hour emergency room. 520 North Third Avenue. 208.263.1441.

Three Amigos Plumbing and Maintenance Serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington. Sandpoint: 208.255.8440. Oldtown: 208.437.2935.

AUTO PARTS/SALES/SERVICE Martin’s Full Service Automotive Mobile tire unit, alignment center and All Season’s Moving. 208.265.8090. COUNSELING Rawling’s Community Counseling Specializing In Solutions Focused, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Approaches, & EMDR Trauma Treatment. 208.946.1386. DOG TRAINING Dog Training and Boarding For detailed information, to include training options, pricing & contact info, please visit

FAMILY MEDICINE Mountain View Family Medicine Timothy R. Bonine, MD. 1309 Ponderosa Drive, Sandpoint. 208.263.9545. FLOWERS Nieman’s Floral and Music 215 Cedar Street, Sandpoint. 888.499.9534 or 208.263.3024. FOOD Litehouse Foods Inc. Committed to bringing you high quality dressings, herbs, cheeses and more! P.O. Box 1969, Sandpoint. 1.800.669.3169. FURNITURE Sandpoint Furniture Making your house a home for 65 years! 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay. 208.263.5138. GUEST RANCH Western Pleasure Ranch Cabin rentals, horseback rides, family reunions and weddings! 1413 Upper Gold Creek, Sandpoint. 208.263.9066. HEATING AND COOLING Pend Oreille Mechanical *Specializing In Heating And Air Conditioning. 1207 Highway 2, Sandpoint. 208.263.6163. HOME MAINTENANCE DSS Home Preservation Services Have your home maintenanced today! 223 Cedar Street, Sandpoint. 208.263.1572.


Bonner General Immediate Care Open M-F, 9-7 and S-S, 11-7. 400 Schweitzer Plaza. 208.263.0649. Sandpoint Urgent Care No appointment needed. 302 South First Street. 208.265.4383. INSURANCE Advocate Insurance Full service and locally owned insurance agency. 506 Alder Street, Sandpoint. 208.255.2222. LAWN AND GARDEN Pac West Parts Sales & Service. 126 N. 3rd Ave., Sandpoint. 208.265.5500. MASSAGE Susan Janssen Certified Massage Therapist at Sandpoint Salon in the heart of downtown. 111 North 1st Avenue. 208.255.2277 or 208.255.8464. MUSEUM Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center 325 Bird Ranch Road, Sagle, Idaho. 208.255.4321. PAINTING Have Brush, Will Travel Power washing and painting. Homes, trailers, etc. Int. & ext. 208.263.5648. PARTIES AND ENTERTAINMENT Magic by Star Star Alexander, Magical Edutainer. Birthdays, Holiday Parties, School Shows, Special Events. 208.610.8656. PHOTOGRAPHY Jason Duchow Photography Specializing in sports photography. 208.290.5810. Staci Bailey Photography Specializing in newborn and toddler photography 208.610.4274. Windward Studio Professional portraits. 3210 Westmond Road, Sagle, Idaho. 208.263.1725.

REAL ESTATE RE/MAX 509 North 5th Avenue, Ste. E. Sandpoint. 208.255.7400. RESTAURANT Eichardt’s Pub and Grill A great pub and hangout. 212 Cedar Street, Sandpoint. 208.263.4005. Forty-One South Beautiful fine-dining on Lake Pend Oreille. 41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, Idaho. 208.265.2000. Trinity at City Beach Waterfront dining. Fresh seafood, steaks and salads. 58 Bridge Street At City Beach, Sandpoint. 208.255.7558. ROLFING Owen Marcus M.A. Certified Advanced Rolfer. 219 Cedar St. Suite A, Sandpoint. 208.265.8440. SCHOOL Sandpoint Christian School Preschool to grade 12. 477954 Highway 95, Ponderay, Idaho. 208.265.8624. SPA AND SALON Spa at Seasons Come enjoy our facials, massages, body treatments, nails and more! 424 Sandpoint Avenue, Sandpoint. 208.263.5616 or 888.263.5616. STORAGE All About Storage 160 McNearney Road, Ponderay. Near the new animal shelter. 208.263.7075. TANNING Sandpoint Tanning Salon Nicole Rust Owner. 111 North 1st Avenue, Sandpoint. 208.255.1316. TREE SERVICES Dirk’s Tree Care, Inc. Crown thinning, cabling and stump grinding. 235 Wild Horse Trail, Sandpoint. 208.263.1003.




The little boy was late for Sunday school and the superintendent, seeing him slip in, detained him and asked him the reason. The boy shuffled his feet uncertainly for a moment, then blurted out, “I started out to go fishing instead, but my dad wouldn’t let me.”

The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading. After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, “Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?”

The superintendent beamed broadly. “A wise father,” he said. “He was quite right not to let you go fishing on a Sunday. Did he explain why?” The little boy nodded. “Oh, yes sir. He said there wasn’t enough bait for the two of us.”

PET BILLS While waiting at the veterinarian’s office, I overheard two women chatting about their dogs. “What’s your dog’s name?” asked the first woman. “Well, we used to call her Pork Chop,” answered the second lady. “But after the vet bills we’ve had for her, we now call her Filet Mignon.”

DOG FIGHT A man walks into a bar one day and asks, “Does anyone here own that rottweiler outside?” “Yeah, I do!” a biker says, standing up. “What about it?” “Well, I think my chihuahua just killed him...” “What are you talkin’ about?!” the biker says, disbelievingly. “How could your little runt kill my rottweiler?” “Well, it seems he got stuck in your dog’s throat!”

After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, “I guess you’d be eating alone.”

ILLEGAL TURN A man, in a hurry taking his eight-year-old son to school, made a turn at a red light where it was prohibited. “Uh-oh, I just made an illegal turn!” the man said. “Aw, Dad, it’s okay,” the son said. “The police car right behind us did the same thing.”

TWO ROACHES Two roaches were munching on garbage in an alley when one engages a discussion about a new restaurant. “I was in that new restaurant across the street,” said one. “It’s so clean! The kitchen is spotless, and the floors are gleaming white. There is no dirt anywhere--it’s so sanitary that the whole place shines.” “Please,” said the other roach frowning. “Not while I’m eating!”



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Incredible 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home designed to take in the best views of Lake Pend Oreille and surrounding mountains. This home features a large deck with hot tub, high ceilings, spacious kitchen with Hickory Cabinets, Master Suite with je�ed soak tub, and completely furnished 2 bedroom guest quarters with private kitchen and laundry room.

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Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:00pm Sunday brunch from 10-3 Soon Opening a botanical medicine Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:00pm to 9:00pm corner with Cara Johnson. Behind Bongo Brew on -Closed Sundays- Kootenai Cutoff Rd


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