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EDITOR’S NOTE

Indulge in the Arts

Wine ~ Jewelry ~ Art ~ Tapas ~ Beer Wine Tasting

It may be the unusually rainy season we’ve just experienced, but this issue of Nspire Magazine makes me want to travel. As a kid growing up in North Idaho, I didn’t have to go farther than my own back yard for an adventurous getaway. I spent many days getting lost in the mountains Toby Reynolds or climbing to the tops of the highest trees, or even stomping down paths in the tall grass of our pasture to build a maze we could race through. It was like creating another world to explore. As a family we did a lot of camping, of course—Dad was a bit of a mountain man—but some of my favorite family adventures were the road trips. I look back now and realize that the drive to Lewiston isn’t much of a road trip. Not really a cultural experience either. But I was young, and to me it could have been Canada or Mexico. I was far from home, in a place completely foreign to me, and it was wonderfully adventurous. I still recall the tingle of excitement every time I’d step into an unfamiliar service station. Working on this issue makes me want that feeling again.

One of a kind Jewelry Fine Art Gallery Live Music Unique selection of wines by the glass and beers by the bottle

In this issue of Nspire Magazine, join us as we set sail with Captain Totten to the island paradise of the

Gourmet Small Plate Menu

Grenadines. Travel with Denise Lundy to Northeast

Full Menu

Italy to hike the famous Dolomite Mountains, and

Make Studio 107 your place for special occasions & private parties

follow me to the edge of the Cabinet Mountains to hike to the summit of Scotchman’s Peak. Ride along with John Grollmus on an off-the-grid winter field trip. Then, warm up by a custom hearth with a hot bowl of gourmet soup from among the recipes of three local chefs. Travel downtown for an evening of art culture,

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participate in a creative local 5k fun run, or even brave the rapids of Jacob’s Ladder in a whitewater kayak. These pages are filled with adventurous possibilities. We hope you’ll come along.

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IN THIS ISSUE

NATURE’S HOLIDAY GIFT The Bald Eagles of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

SKIING OUTSIDE THE LINES

MOUNTAIN GOATS & HUCKLEBERRIES

Ride along with John Grollmus, and the Norse God Ullr, on a field trip that takes us off the grid.

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FITNESS RESULTS FAST HIIT the season with Diana Okon as she introduces us to High-Intensity Interval Training. Visit us online to view our training video series.

DANGEROUS WATER Take on the Class V whitewater of the infamous Jacob’s Ladder Rapid with two top tier kayakers at the North Fork Championship.

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FINER FIRES Snuggle up near some custom Northwest fireplaces.

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OUT OF THE ASHES A tale of tragedy, restoration, and a father’s promise to his daughter.

What they are. How to grow them. And why you should. Try our online recipe.

SAILING THE GRENADINES Visit the Grenadines with Captain Jon Totten, and enjoy the visual artistry of Action Sports Media as they guide us on an adventure cruise to a sailing paradise like no other.

HEALTHY INGREDIENTS S. Michael Bennett gives us The Sweet Lowdown on Winter Fruit. Try our online recipes.

TOP CHEFS Warming you up with gourmet soups from local pros.

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A day hike at Scotchman’s Peak.

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TREKKING THE WORLD A cultural journey through the Dolomite Mountains of Northeast Italy.

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LOCAL INSPIRATION Megan Leary’s muse has no ordinary impact on this local community. See how her passions are influencing lives in positive ways. Perhaps even yours.

AN ARTFUL COMMUNITY Experience Downtown Coeur d’Alene as it bursts to life with incredible art. 90

LOCAL DINING Experience the area’s finest epicurean hot spots.

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CALENDAR OF FUN

ArtWalk

2nd Fridays Nov. - Dec.

The Christmas Show

Nov. 25 - Dec. 18 A musical revue

Stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene galleries and shops to enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists from 5-8 p.m. artsandculturecda.org

featuring: Ellen and Margaret Travolta, Jack Bannon, Katherine Strohmaier and Scott Steed. Directed by Troy Nickerson at The Coeur d’Alene Resort. cdaresort.com

Christmas Parade & Lighting Ceremony

The Price Is Right Live! Nov. 28, 29 & 30

Traditions of Christmas

Dec. 9-23 Produced by Laura Little Theatrical Productions. A musical journey of all the greatest Christmas songs and traditions from around the world. traditionsofchristmasnw.com

Polar Bear Plunge

Jan. 1 Join hundreds of obviously

Nov. 25 Watch as the parade

The Price is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible guests a chance to “Come on Down” to win. Don’t miss The Price is Right Live! northernquest.com

crazy people and plunge into the icy winter waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. In January! Google it!

Festival of Trees

Paperback WriterThe Beatles Experience

Hangover Handicap Fun Run

entries light up the street with marching bands, floats, music and the best fireworks display in the Northwest! coeurdalene.org

Nov. 25-28 Friday d’Lights, Senior Social, Festival Gala, Family Day, Luncheon and Dinner Fashion show at the Coeur d’Alene Resort thefestivaloftrees.com

Dec 4 Known worldwide for its “spot on” vocal, look and sound-alike ability, Paperback Writer takes audiences through the greatest years of The Beatles. northernquest.com

All Is Calm

Winter Blessing

Western front, out of the violence comes a silence, then a song as a German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” themoderntheater.org

entertainment, giveaways, and fun at the CdA Casino! cdacasino.com

Nov. 25 - Dec 24 In 1914, at the

Dec. 1 Enjoy an evening of

Jan. 1 Local non-profit, TESH, hosts this race on New Year’s day. This is a 5 mile, easy run down beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene Dr. teshinc.com

Spin Doctors

Dec. 31 Come ring in the New Year with the Spin Doctors at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. northernquest.com

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FROM LARGE URBAN CITIES TO SMALL RURAL TOWNS

Research shows that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economically sound investment, attracting audiences, spurring business development, supporting jobs, generating government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism.

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Our art is part of what makes our community not only a great place to live but a great place to visit. These visitors spend time but they also spend money in our local businesses creating a robust economy which contributes to our quality of life!

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CALENDAR OF FUN

Music Walk

4th Fridays Jan. - April

Downtown Coeur d’Alene rocks with a variety of live musical performances from local favorites to visiting artists throughout downtown’s many shops and bars! artsandculturecda.org

A New Brain

Jan. 6 - Jan. 22 A musical with an existential questions and probing narrative, this is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. themoderntheater.org

The Chocolate Affair

National Geographic Live Feb. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 26 A

new speaker series featuring award-winning photographers, filmmakers, scientists, & explorers who go on assignment for National Geographic’s popular magazine & channel. wcebroadway.com

Spokane Int’l Auto Show Feb. 10 - 12

The largest gathering of new cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs in the Inland Northwest. 27 auto manufacturers will be exhibiting! Find your next dream ride. fairandexpo.org

The Clean House

Feb. 10 Coeur d’Alene’s popular

Mar. 24 - Apr. 9 Full of emotional

Roots & Boots

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show

winter event! Dozens of shops and boutiques offer chocolate samples while shopping throughout the Downtown. cdadowntown.com

Feb. 9 Get back to your roots in

your boots with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Terri Clark northernquest.com

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richness, this comedy takes place in ‘metaphysical’ Connecticut. Whimsical and poignant, it mixes fantasy and reality as it tells the story of five disparate characters. themoderntheater.org

March 16 - 19 Visit with top

professional guides and outfitters, from leading hunting and fishing lodges and resorts. Shop for hunting and fishing gear, clothing, boats, wildlife art, atv’s. wildlifecouncil.com

ArtWalk

2nd Fridays April - May Stroll

again through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene galleries and shops to enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. artsandculturecda.org

The Fourposter

April 28 - May 14 Chronicles the

lives of a husband and his wife from their wedding night in 1890 until they leave the house that has been their home of 35 years. themoderntheater.org

Lost in the 50s

May 19 - 21 Yep, it’s Sandpoint’s

biggest party of the year, with hundreds of classic cars on parade and on show throughout downtown with parties, music, and dancing! sandpoint.org

American Idiot

June 3 - 26 The energy-fueled rock

opera features little dialogue, relying on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the storyline. themoderntheater.org

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AMAZING RECIPES

Mulligatawny A Chicken & Apple Curry Soup BARDENAY CHEF NICK MIKKELSON

Photos by Joel Riner

Nick Started dish washing at the age of 16. He joined Bardenay as a cook 12 years ago and has been the chef there since 2007. He chose this recipe because it is a favorite at Bardenay, both of staff and guests.

INGREDIENTS » 2 tbsp of vegetable oil » 1 1/2 lb chicken breast chopped (1/2 inch cubes) » 1 cup yellow onion diced » 4 sticks celery diced » 2 granny smith apples quartered and sliced (roughly 1/8th of an inch) » 2 tbsp minced garlic » 4 cups milk » 4 cups heavy cream » 2 tbsp chicken base » 1/4 lb butter » 1/4 lb flour » 2 cups apple juice » 1/3 cup curry powder » 1 tbsp kosher salt » 1 tbsp ground black pepper » 1 tbsp tabasco » 1 cup brown sugar

Sautee chicken over medium heat with vegetable oil until chicken is cooked through. Add apples, celery, garlic & onion, and sautee until onions are translucent. Add butter, when melted, slowly add flour until it has thoroughly combined with no lumps. Add milk, heavy cream & apple juice. Bring to a simmer & add all remaining ingredients. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until soup is thickened to your preference. Adjust salt, pepper, curry, and sugar levels as desired. 18 NSPIREMAGAZINE.COM Download a complete copy of this

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AMAZING RECIPES

BLACK BEAN SOUP Mexican Style

with Chicharron and Pomegranate CAFÉ CARAMBOLA CHEF COLOMBA AGUILAR

Photos by Joel Riner

Chef Colomba is a first generation Mexican American. She opened Cafe Carambola in 2005 to further diversify the Coeur d’Alene dining experience. Cordon Bleu certified, she has also been teaching cooking classes for the past 10 years. She chose this recipe because it showcases the bold, bright and fresh flavors of her Mexican heritage. INGREDIENTS » 2 tbsp avocado or vegetable oil » 1 white onion, chopped » 1 clove garlic, minced » ¼ cup poblano pepper, chopped » 1 carrot, chopped » 1 14-oz can fire roasted tomatoes » 6 cups black beans » 3 cups chicken broth » 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels » 1/2 tsp ground cumin » 2 whole allspice berries » 2 bay leaves » 1/2 tsp dried Mexican oregano » sea salt to taste » 2 tbsp jalapeño vinegar (or to taste) » serves 6 » Garnishes » 1 cup crumbled chicharrones » 1 cup crumbled queso fresco » 1 avocado, peeled and diced » ½ cup pomegranate arils » 2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro

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AMAZING RECIPES

SPICY SALMON

CHOWDER

Photos by Joel Riner

Chef Chris moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1993, and has been with Moon Time for the past 20 years. Chris chose this soup recipe because it’s one of his alltime favorites. “I first made this soup when I was working at a fly fishing camp on the Nushagak River in Alaska in 1995.” It was made with king salmon caught 30 minutes prior.

MOON TIME CHEF CHRIS SCHULTZ

INGREDIENTS » 1 cup yellow onions-diced 1/4 inch » 1/2 cup celery-diced 1/4 inch » 1/2 cup crimini mushrooms-chopped » 1 tbsp fresh garlic-minced » 1 cup corn-fresh or frozen » 3/4 pound red potatoes-diced 1/2 inch, boiled until tender in salted water. Drained and reserved. » 1 1/2 pounds salmon-fresh King or Sockeye skin removed and cut into 1 inch cubes. » 1 tbsp chipotle puree - more or less to desired heat. » 1/4 cup butter » 2 tbsp olive oil » 1/3 cup flour » 1 tbsp kosher salt » 2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper » 3 cups chicken stock » 2 cups heavy cream (half & half can be used) » Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.

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ID DIAMONDS SPARKLE ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE SNOW. LIGHT CATCHES MY EYE EVERYWHERE I LOOK.

I MIGHT JUST BE THE RICHEST MAN ON EARTH.

By JOHN GROLLMUS

Last night was calm and cold after nearly a foot and a half of snow fell. That combination has created a condition on the surface of the snow that leaves my mind wondering if these glittering gems I’m seeing might just be better than actual diamonds. I can only ponder this thought momentarily, however, as I need to carve my skis into the fluffy powder and negotiate my way around an aged larch devoid of needles, as is their winter custom. Back on point after my momentary daydream, I

scan ahead to catch a glimpse of my partner rounding a stand of trees. I dig my edges in again, driving my face into the crisp crystalline vapor trail he leaves in his wake. Floating through the knee-deep untracked powder, I feel I’m living out a ski dream sequence as I feel the elusive yet familiar tingling in my spine that only this experience can create.

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As a child I learned to love skiing for all the simple pleasure it brought me. The ride to the mountain in a school bus packed with other kids always felt too good to be true. It was almost like I should be in trouble for being this far removed from my parents without them knowing exactly what I’d be up to for the next few hours. The rare days when my Dad would drive just the two of us to the mountain will always be some of the best days I had with him. Just arriving to the mountain on any winter day always brought with it the unbridled joy of knowing I could ski any run I could handle and turn anywhere I desired as the cold arctic air rushed deep into my lungs. Of course, what memory of skiing as a child doesn’t also include the simple pleasure of a hot cocoa break in the lodge?

In those days gone by I loved skiing for a lot of reasons, but not for the main reason I love it so much now - powder. Once I’d come to know the ways of untracked powder and its keeper, the Norse God Ullr, I began to seek it in any way possible. Of course there’s the simple tricks. Get out on the mountain early before most other skiers are on the scene. Hit the slopes on weekdays when those folks who haven’t quit their jobs can’t be there. Head further out into the tighter trees and seek the lines others have yet to discover. Perhaps even do a quick walk or skate ski to the edge of the mountain’s boundaries where

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BEYOND THAT ROPE LIES THE PLACE WHERE ALL TRUE POWDER HOUNDS MUST EVENTUALLY WANDER, THE BACKCOUNTRY.

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those who refuse to work for turns never wander. But once I reached that boundary line rope enough times, I naturally began to realize that what lies beyond it is the land of dreams. The slopes less traveled. Beyond that rope lies the place where all true powder hounds must eventually wander, the backcountry.

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And so it is that I find myself here today, with the Selkirk Powder Company, cat skiing run after run of the good stuff. Just a short distance beyond that boundary line at Schweitzer Mountain lies 4,000 acres of pristine wilderness. After a morning safety briefing and layout of the land, I set out with my partner for the lift ride to the top. A quick regroup and introduction, and we set off behind our guide until we come to the moment I’d been waiting for all morning: a gate in the rope line and the entry to the playground I’ve always wanted. Once again focused on the skiing at hand, I hear the distant whistle of our guide and look up to find a line through the blissful snow and trees that takes me his direction. Gliding to a stop, it’s high fives and hollers all around as our group now realizes that for the rest of this day we will board our magical snow cat Thor for a short ride to the top before we do it all again. As I climb into the gently rumbling machine, it suddenly hits me that riding in the cat, on bench seats, surrounded by other enthusiastic skiers, I don’t feel that far removed from those joyous school bus rides to the mountain back when I was just a kid only beginning to slip deep into the addiction that is powder skiing. N

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ADVENTURE

LIVING THE DREAM IN THE GRENADINES

I have forever been attracted to the concept of sailing. It’s something my heart seems to understand, this tingle in my being when I daydream about climbing onto a tall-masted vessel and setting sail that makes all other forms of water travel pale impersonations. It’s a feeling, a belief that Captain Jon Totten of LTD Sailing is far more familiar with than me.

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on has been a familiar face in these waters for years. Twelve of those were spent as the coordinator of the North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits program, where his passion and dedication were key to several accomplishments, including acquiring the funding for

the Student Wellness & Recreation Center and creating the Outdoor Center, Boathouse and Outdoor Pursuits Internship Program. Over the years he’s taught and been guide to innumerable outdoor focused courses and camps. His favorite, however, is not hard to guess. “Sailing is my favorite to teach,” says Totten from across the table. “I believe it to be the ultimate combination of mind and body in the outdoors.” He goes on to describe the “micros” and “macros” of sailing potential. “You can take it as far as you want.” Jon would know. He spent the last year living and sailing in the Grenadines. The Grenadines, with warm, clear caribbean waters, fresh seafood, a friendly and diverse culture, open ocean conditions to test every sailor’s skill and winds that never cease to ripple the sails. It’s a place of dreams.

“IT’S AN ABSOLUTE SAILING PARADISE,” JON EXPLAINS. “THERE’S REALLY NO OTHER WAY TO DESCRIBE IT.”

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ADVENTURE

FUN

Conquering Jacob’s Ladder THE NORTH FORK CHAMPIONSHIP OF 2015

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DANE JACKSON steered his RV off the highway onto a narrow dirt pullout along the Payette River, about 8 miles north of Banks, Idaho. The two young men with him crowded forward to peer eagerly out the picture-window-size windshield and their energy level instantly ramped up. “Holy…!” one of them cried. “We’re going to run that?” Dane just smiled. It was the first time his fellow kayakers had seen the infamous Jacob’s Ladder rapid, a full quarter-mile of steep, rock-strewn, Class Five (V) whitewater that seemed to be at a perpetual full boil. But he had been here before. Still, he could feel his own adrenaline start to churn. He had to admit he would be hard-pressed to find anything like it anywhere else in the world. And he would know. The 21-year-old has spent almost his entire life roaming remote highways and back roads around the globe looking for rapids to challenge.

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y the time I was born my dad was already a fulltime kayaker,” says Dane. “He had just won his first World Championship, and he had already competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.” When Dane was four, his parents sold their home in Washington D.C., bought an RV and hit the road. It was six years before he would live in a house again. “We traveled full time, went wherever we wanted to go, but always based around some form of river to keep my dad kayaking. When we weren’t being home-schooled, my sister and I would swim or play with little kayaks in the river. So my whole life has been centered around the sport.” By the time he was 10, the family had settled in Rock Island, Tenn., if you could call it settling. “We’re only there a couple of months a year,” Dane says with a laugh. “Most of the summer we’re traveling around in our RV. And in the winter we fly overseas to somewhere warm so we can keep paddling.” Dane and his friends are in Idaho for the fourth annual North Fork Championship, a three-day competition that culminates with a slalom event for the Elite Division on Jacob’s Ladder. Dane has taken part in the competition every year, but it’s really just an excuse to come back to Idaho and paddle the Payette and other wild and scenic rivers. “The competition has always been fun,” Dane enthuses. “And it’s one of the best organized competitions in kayaking. But this entire area, all the way from Boise up to Cascade, has some really incredible kayaking.”

The North Fork Championship brings kayakers from all over the world.

>> NOURIA NEWMAN came all

the way from France. The 23-yearold is widely acknowledged as one of the best female kayakers in the world and is the only woman invited to compete here in the Elite Division. This time of year she’s normally traveling around Europe competing in slalom events as part of the French Women’s Kayak Team. But when she couldn’t recover fast enough from a shoulder injury last season to regain one of the three spots on the team this year, and had to settle for a spot as a reserve, she bought a plane ticket to America. “I am exclusively in the U.S. for the North Fork Championship,” she says emphatically, but then a twinkle sparks in her eyes and an impish grin turns up the corners of her mouth. “But since I had a little bit of time, I was kayaking around Oregon and British Columbia for about five weeks before I came to Idaho.” As a reserve on the French team she’s only allowed to race in three World Cup competitions this season. But she is determined to regain one of those top three spots next season when they’ll be making selections for her ultimate goal: the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero. So she had to find another way to keep her skills sharp. “I was like, I’m going to be on a river, I’m going to do what I love, and I’m not going to think about competition that much,” Nouria says firmly. Growing up in the tiny village of La Plagne, in the Savoie region of the French Alps, she, too, fell for kayaking at a young age.

“When I was five,” Nouria recalls, “one of my dad’s friends came home with this blue and yellow kayak and I thought that looked like a fun toy.

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I DON’T EVEN THINK WE’RE RACING AGAINST EACH OTHER BECAUSE IN THE END IT’S ABOUT YOU AND THE RIVER. AND YOU HAVE TO GO WITH THE RIVER.

My parents said no, not until I learned how to swim. But that only made me want to try it more.” Like a lot of European countries, France has a very strong club system for getting young people involved in sports. Once you join, the club provides the gear, a coach and transportation to and from your home, so families aren’t strapped with the expense. “I went to every single swimming lesson,” says Nouria with a sly grin. “And before the summer was over, I came back with a certificate. Then my parents had to live up to their promise and take me to the kayak club.” Her first real river experience was on the Isère, which flows down out

of the famous ski racing resort of Val d’Isère. “We had to climb down into this box canyon,” she says. “And it was such a big adventure for me that it’s always stayed in my mind. Now, whenever I travel I always have that same feeling. It’s a combination of the adventure of travel and the adrenaline of the whitewater, and also pushing yourself on difficult rapids to see what your limits are.”

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CHRIS CELENTANO loves to push his limits, too. He’s been a mountain climber most of his life and raced dirt bikes for several years. He picked up kayaking when he was 16, shortly after his family moved to Coeur d’Alene, and quickly became a whitewater fanatic.

“Water’s just something I love. I’m fascinated by it,” says Chris. “Ever since I was around two weeks old I was either on the water or in the mountains pretty much every weekend. I like sports that challenge me mentally and physically but that also refine my thinking and my technique. I love kayaking because it can be as relaxing or as adrenalinefilled as you want.” After a year as a guide for both sea and river kayakers he moved into teaching, which he’s been doing for the past eight years. That’s where he was bitten by the photography bug. He’s come to the North Fork Championship with his camera gear instead of a kayak to shoot the best paddlers in the world. But when it WINTER/SPRING 2017 39

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comes to running Jacob’s Ladder himself, Chris is adamant. “I am definitely not at that level,” he says with a nervous chuckle. “I’ve run water like that one time, and it was humbling to say the least. I love competing, and given the opportunity, I’ll do more of it. But anyone who takes on this rapid has to be a phenomenal paddler.” Running Jacob’s Ladder is definitely not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. Each applicant is required to take a safety course, in which it is repeatedly emphasized that, regardless of experience, if a boater is not ready to tackle it, for whatever reason, they should stay on shore. For Chris, though, the action was definitely on the river. Boat after boat swept past his lens;

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you’re on the course, you’re moving very fast. There are a lot of rocks, and there aren’t many places to get out of the river. If you miss your line or end up in a bad place, there are going to be consequences. It’s very, very sketchy.”

think we’re racing against each other because in the end it’s about you and the river. And you have to go with the river. If you try to go against the river you’re going to lose because she is always stronger.”

One of those who did conquer the river that day was Nouria Newman. She powered her way down the rapid on her first run like she was shot out of a cannon, finding that fine line between beauty and chaos, and riding it to one of the top times of the day.

But the river took charge on her second run, almost as if to punish her for her previous perfection. The raging rapid jarred her out of control, stealing precious seconds from her combined time. Still, her eighth place finish was very respectable, especially as the only woman among 35 competitors.

“This rapid is so hard and having gates takes it to a whole different level,” says Nouria. “I don’t even

“There are a ton of features in this rapid,” says Dane. “Holes behind rocks that will freeze you in one spot,

waves that crash up and smack you with a chest-full of water and slow you down. You have to find a way to keep your boat on top of the water as much as possible.” Three years of experience in this event paid off for Dane. It was almost as if he was hovering over the river as he bounced and twisted his way down the Ladder to take the number two spot, less than a second behind the winner, Spain’s Gerd Serrasolses. But the sport of kayaking is about more than race results. It’s a lifestyle. With the competition behind them, Dane and his friends are back on the road looking for the next challenge. There will be other competitions as

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the summer slides slowly by, but that’s a thought for tomorrow or maybe next week. Today, there’s just the next river and more rapids to run. N

Dane Jackson returned to the 2016 NFC to paddle away with three first place titles. Nouria Newman did not compete in the 2016 Olympics, but returned to take on the NFC, placing 17th in the Elite Division.

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WINTER FRUIT

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hen talking about fruits that are seasonal in winter, it kind of feels like cheating to cite citrus, kiwis and pomegranates. Yes, they are in season during what we call the winter months, but they actually dislike cold and snowy winter weather. Grown in warmer climates, they travel long distances to satisfy our craving for something juicy and bright during the winter. I could also mention the abundance of fall apple and pear varieties available throughout the Inland Northwest. Both ripen into fall and store well in the cold. Many of us also have a wild and wormy tree growing in our back yard or the empty lot down the street. However, I want to focus on some lesser-known fruits that grow locally in the colder months. These toothsome gems will brighten even the cloudiest winter day.

>> Cranberries Cranberries are native to North America and were first cultivated near Cape Cod, Mass. around 1820. The first cranberry bed in the Pacific Northwest was established with Massachusetts vines in Coos County, Ore. in 1885. Today, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington are three of the seven largest cranberry growing regions in North America.

While this Thanksgiving meal staple is cultivated by some North Idaho farmers, like Killarney Farm in Cataldo, it also grows wild in some areas. As with huckleberries, cranberry pickers fiercely protect the location of local patches. But you can often find Idaho berries in October and November at a handful of grocery stores: Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene, Rocket Market in Spokane, and the Moscow Food Co-op.

>> Quince Quince is a pectin-saturated fruit that looks like a misshapen apple and is native to the woodlands of South-West Asia, Turkey and Iran. It also grows in North Idaho. Believe me, I have seen a tangled quince tree growing in the corner of a Coeur d’Alene yard. The dense texture of this fruit makes it difficult to eat raw, but its heady fragrance suggests delicious possibilities. When cooked with sugar and water, the pale pulp turns a luscious burgundy color and thickens into a paste or “cheese.” Quince cheese is an integral ingredient of Christmas celebrations in the Philippines and the French region of Provence. The firm reddish paste is usually sold in viscous, gelatin-like blocks but is also easy to make at home. It is a decadent treat spread on buttered toast, stuffed into pastries or paired with manchego cheese on a light cracker.

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>> Persimmon It is a little known fact that persimmons are berries. Native to and prolifically grown in Japan, China, Korea, Burma and Nepal, persimmons thrive in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 11 (North Idaho’s zones are 5-6)*. Their botanical name, Diospyros, literally means “food of the Gods” – if you have ever tasted the creamy, succulent, sweetspicy flesh of one of these fruits, you will know that this moniker is fairly accurate. There are several types of persimmons, ranging in flavor, color, texture and size. Very ripe persimmons are tasty eaten raw with a spoon. Asian fruits are typically dried and eaten as a snack or dessert. In the U.S., we have an abundance of dessert recipes, the most popular of which is persimmon pudding. This baked pudding, featuring a consistency similar to pumpkin pie, is the star of Mitchell, Indiana’s annual persimmon festival and persimmon pudding contest. *USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, USDA Agricultural Research Service; planthardiness. ars.usda.gov

Go to the Nspire blog for delicious Winter Fruit and Microgreen recipes!

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MICROGREENS:

GROWING LILLIPUTIAN BITES OF NOURISHMENT

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ach spring, gardeners in the Northern Hemisphere begin sprouting seeds that will soon be placed into the dirt and grow into full, vibrant plants, yielding colorful vegetables, flowers and fruits throughout the summer. Then winter comes. Our gardens go into hibernation, and grocery store produce becomes small, bland and fragile. But I say this is the time to think about sprouting seeds again. Or, in other words, cultivating microgreens.

>> What Are They? “Microgreen” is really just a fancy word for those immature starter shoots that you germinate indoors in the spring, but instead of allowing them to mature and then planting them in the soil, you harvest them after a couple of weeks. Recently termed “indoor kitchen gardening,” these petite greens became popular with chefs in San Francisco during the 80s and awareness has slowly grown since. Recent studies concerning the nutritional value of microgreens have shown that these baby powerhouses contained about five times greater levels of vitamins and carotenoids than their mature plant counterparts!

>> No Trouble At All No, seriously. Microgreens are so easy to grow yourself. There is

even a company that makes inhome, self-monitoring cultivators (www.urbancultivator.net). Here are the basics:

Sunshine: Choose an indoor location that gets decent sun exposure. If you are in a region of the country that experiences long stretches of sunless days, you might invest in a heat lamp. Also, make sure you have plenty of air circulation to prevent disease and mold. Soil: Use a sterile soilless medium

like peat moss, or an organic seedling mix that contains vermiculite. Potting soil can be added after 7-10 days, if desired, to promote higher nutrient content. Wet your “dirt” beforehand and then spread it out damp in a shallow tray or container.

Seed:

I suggest beginning with either a microgreen mix* or an easyto-grow variety such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard, chia, sunflower or buckwheat. Plant small seeds 10-12 per square inch, and large seeds 6-8 per square inch. Cover lightly with paper towels or a small bit of planting mix.

Soak: Your soil should stay moist but not become too wet. Bottomwatering is ideal and simple to set up yourself with a quick Google tutorial search. Water with a mist. Retain humidity by covering the tray with a white or clear plastic dome, ventilating when the sun is out.

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Snip:

Microgreens are ready to harvest when they have reached their first true leaf or seed leaf stage, about 1-2 inches tall. This usually ranges from 2-4 weeks. Cut by the handful with scissors, or quickly shave the entire tray with an electric knife. But be gentle. The little guys are fragile!

Savor: Each microgreen has its own unique flavor profile. You will also be surprised to discover that many taste decidedly similar to their mature counterparts. Play around with different seed and sprout mixes to create a range of flavors, from spicy to herbal to sweet. Create a salad with a variety of microgreens and veggies, add to a sandwich, or sprinkle on top of a warming winter soup. Shelf life is short for microgreens – only 5-10 days – and they require refrigeration to maintain freshness. For optimal flavor and vitality, snip directly from tray to plate or dish. Cooking microgreens is not recommended. *Organic seed mixes available through High Mowing Seeds, Johnny Selected Seeds or Sproutpeople.

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INTRODUCTION TO HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING By DIANA OKON Photography by JOEL RINER

HIIT >> Warm-up 1 min.

Jog in place 15 sec Knee lifts rotating torso 15 sec Alternate step-back lunge 15 sec Squats 15 sec

>> Lower Body

Try to do 3 rounds

HIIT has become extremely popular in the fitness industry. This is because it allows you to reach your fitness goals while requiring a smaller time commitment than a traditional exercise plan. Here’s a HIIT workout you can do at home, or at the gym. All it takes is 20-30 minutes and there’s no equipment necessary. Remember to modify exercises and intensity to fit your fitness level. For this HIIT workout, you’ll perform the warm up, eight pairs of exercises, and the cool down. The workout is meant to be challenging.

Monitor yourself, but don't start all out, or you’ll burn out early. As you become familiar with HIIT workouts and movements, you’ll begin to see how to program your own workouts. Feel free to mix and match these movements to fit your programing. There are many routines you can create using your own bodyweight. Check with your doctor before changing your exercise routine to be sure it’s right for you. N Visit NspireMagazine.com for new training videos showing the proper movement for each exercise.

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ON PLEASANT EVENINGS DURING THE WARMER SEASONS WHEN A WALK DOWNTOWN MEANS THE TREES ARE IN BLOOM AND THE SCENT OF COOL LAKE WATER FLOATS ON THE FRESH COEUR D’ALENE AIR, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU’LL FIND BOUQUETS OF BALLOONS TIED OUT FRONT OF THE SEVERAL GALLERIES THAT GRACE THESE STREETS.

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ou’ll find their doors open, welcoming you inside to celebrate and appreciate a broad range of fine art, much of it created by our local artists. Many of the patrons sip their wine while happily admiring the many pieces. The crowds are pleasant, like the evening, and you are met with passing smiles and polite salutations and pardons. You may be lucky enough to discuss with the artist his or her work, thereby gaining a more intimate appreciation for some of your personal favorites. As you step back out onto the street prepared to visit another gallery, you’ll discover more savory scents have joined the party. No longer is it the breeze alone from off the water that ignites your senses, but a combination of delicious aromas from the numerous downtown restaurants, all of them seductively attempting to win you over for the night. As you continue your walk, you catch hints of live music in the air, solo musicians adding their quiet talent to the special experience. Perhaps you run into a few familiar faces or get to know some new ones. In any case, this is ArtWalk. And whether you’re going solo or with friends, it’s a wonderful way to experience a bit of Coeur d’Alene community. N

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INDOOR OR OUTDOOR, THE HEARTH WARMS THE HEART.

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t’s a frigid 30 degrees outside and I’m anxious to sit by the fire. I move a chair in close and take a seat, sinking into what is quite possibly the softest patio chair on the planet. Flames dance around the shiny black rocks and instantly I’m mesmerized. As I relax in front of this 52-inch beast of a cauldron, I’m captivated not only by the fire but by the stunning view that lies just beyond the flames — a vast pasture blanketed in snow. My eyes follow the flat land as it stretches out to a stand of dusted pine trees. In the distance is Rathdrum Mountain, its peak jutting through the low-hanging winter clouds. I’m not just sitting in front of Ron and Shelley Rosenberger’s fire pit. I’m experiencing it. The fire, the view, the quiet relaxation. What is it about fire that draws us in? We gather around it with friends and family. We talk, we laugh, we tell tales. We cozy up to it seeking safety and comfort. I suspect it’s a primal connection, one going way back to the caveman days.

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Frank Lloyd Wright believed fireplaces aren’t just about function but rather an integral part of the architecture of a house. He called the hearth the heart of the home. So integral are fireplaces, great detail goes into the design and placement of these architectural — and artful — features. “I love when the fireplace is a focal point or feature in a home,” says Teresa McHugh, a metal fabricator who has sculpted and finished a number of unique and beautiful fireplaces. “I find the fireplace very grounding for the home.” Teresa’s work can be seen all over the Northwest. She’s an accomplished sculptor and an expert in custom metal patina. Patina is a finish caused by oxidization or chemicals; a knowledgeable use of these chemicals can change the texture and color of a surface. She is responsible for the finish work on the hood of a stunning fireplace in a home on the Spokane River. Large sheets of steel along with aluminum banding make up the hood that sits atop this three-sided glass fireplace. When the sunlight shines on the hood it brings out the rich browns, grays and blacks Teresa created through the custom patina process. "Every piece is beautiful,” she says.

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Fireplaces can add so much to a home, aesthetically and functionally. As an architect, Monte Miller knows this well. He designed a fireplace for a penthouse condo that is as much art as it is architecture. The 20-foothigh fireplace is the focal point of the condo, the center point for the ceiling grid and skylight. Everything is central to the fireplace, Miller says. Photo by Joel Riner

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Architect/ BODEN MOUNTAIN ARCHITECTURE Builder/ PUCCI CONSTRUCTION

Seven fireplaces stem from this single concrete structure in the Dillon’s Sandpoint lake house.

Metallic ripples on a plaster overlay mimic the water that can be seen through the panoramic windows overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene. The lake view was the inspiration for the piece, Monte says. “We wanted to bring in the look and feel of the water.”

“Since it was something we added later, it was important for us to have it fit and make it look like it had always been there,” Shelley says. “Rather than integrate additional materials that look like a disconnect, it seemed to me to go with an open piece. Rusted elements on the home match the rusty-looking cauldron. It was esthetically a good fit.”

For the Rosenbergers, who are custom homebuilders, the choice to go with a cauldron was an obvious one. They considered the architecture of their home and the beautiful land around them. The openness of the fire against the backdrop of their pasture is art in itself.

The Rosenbergers often gather around their cauldron after Sunday family dinners. Shelley sometimes reads a book by the fire on a nice evening. After a long day of work, the couple might relax by the fire

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and take in the magnificent view. Shelley says it’s not uncommon to see resident elk in their pasture and hear the bugle of a big bull that comes out in the evenings. Wild turkeys often visit and an occasional coyote can be seen in the distance. “We always say that is our favorite view,” she says. “It’s the view I look at when I’m in the kitchen making coffee, it’s our sunset every evening… It’s very peaceful and very quiet.” It’s an experience. A delightful one at that. N

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OF THE ASHES Two determined families restore their homes and their lives after devastating fires.

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ud Scott stands in the driveway of his new home on the edge of Lake Coeur d’Alene surveying the construction site. Work had stopped for a few months, but it’s about to begin again in earnest. You see, Bud has a deadline. He promised his daughter the house would be finished in time for the family to celebrate Christmas. And when a daddy makes a promise to his little girl, he follows through. Or he moves heaven and earth trying.

It’s a hot July morning and except for a few fishing boats there’s hardly any activity on the lake. Bud’s here early, waiting to meet the general contractor to go over the last phase of this major building project. He stands on the platform driveway that sits just above the roofline of his cliffside home. Bud talks about the project and the work that must be finished before his family can move in. At this point, the

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4,200-square-foot house is 50 percent finished and a bit smaller than the home it’s replacing. Bud’s hopeful this second half will go smoothly and quickly. He doesn’t want to disappoint Taylor. He knows how important it is to her to spend the holiday there. And he wants to make it happen. For her. For his wife. For himself. Taylor grew up in the original house. And since 2006, the family has spent every Christmas there — until the fire. It was a cold night in January 2013 when Bud got the call from the fire chief. His house was on fire. Fortunately, he, his wife Mari, and Taylor weren’t home. Bud called his dad and the two drove to the house. It was 15 degrees that night. Firefighters managed to douse the flames, but the damage was extensive. The master bedroom was gone as was most of the roof over the great room. Luckily, the rest of the 5,000-square-foot house appeared intact.

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He arrived early. Through the dense fog he saw the faint flicker of flames. He alerted the remaining firefighters. More trucks were called in, but it was too late. The house burned to the ground as Bud watched. “It was horrible,” he says. “Everything you’ve got is gone.” Bud isn’t emotional about the fire, at least not outwardly, not anymore. He talks about it as if it had happened to someone else. It’s not that it wasn’t devastating. He and his family lost their home and everything in it. But Bud is pragmatic. There wasn’t time to dwell. He had to move forward. He had a mission and a deadline.

Northwest contemporary house the Scotts built in 2006. The exterior is mostly done, except for the decking and some of the siding, which is a combination of cold-rolled steel, painted metal and reclaimed wood from a century-old dock. Inside, on the top floor are three bedrooms, two baths, a gym and a great room. The lower level has a billiard room, kitchen and a second great room. From the floor-to-ceiling

windows to the 4,000 square feet of deck space, the home was designed to take full advantage of the spectacular lake view. It was no small effort building this home. Before anything could be done, the debris from the fire had to be cleared. That took a solid three months. And because of load limits on the narrow road leading to the home, the heavy equipment had to be barged in. Once the limits were

“It was time to get to work,” he says. It’s a quiet, picturesque morning on the lake and no better time to regroup on the rebuild. While Bud waits for his contractor, Doric Creager, he walks through the home pointing out rooms and describing what the house will look like when it’s finished. The style is modern industrial and quite different from the original

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lifted, Doric got two cranes to the site and work picked up. But obstacles came from all directions. The biggest was the terrain. The loose, rocky cliffside called for a deep and massive foundation. The crawl space is about 2,000 square feet with a 30-foot ceiling. Add to that over 200 yards of concrete in the footings alone, each 6 feet deep and 8 feet wide. Doric calls it an engineering marvel. Still, construction was on schedule and the Scotts were hopeful. “I think we made a lot of progress this summer,” Mari says. “Having the drywall complete was huge for both Taylor and I. She saw the light at the end of the tunnel.” Taylor was key in getting the drywall up on time. In fact, she’s been a driving force all along. Taylor is 10.

“From the time we started with the architect and designer, Taylor was fully taking over meetings with what she wants to see happen,” Doric says. If things weren’t moving fast enough, she called Doric directly. Taylor is motivated. Last year the family spent the holiday in Arizona. “I didn’t get the charm of Christmas, the snow or the coldness,” Taylor says. “I really want to have Christmas here, at home.” It’s September now, a year after I met Bud that late summer day on the lake. Bud and I are catching up on the house. It’s finished, he says with the look of relief. But it wasn’t finished in time for Christmas. Bud missed his deadline. “It became clear as this progressed there was so much more detail in

putting together a house,” he said. “It was more than we thought. It took on a life of its own.” Decisions on flooring, cabinetry, walls, fixtures, doors, lighting and furniture took time and were far more complicated than expected. When you’re rebuilding a home that was destroyed, when you’ve lost so much, you want things to be perfect. Bud did. The house could have been finished by Christmas, but it wouldn’t be the house it is now — a house that reflects his family, a house that feels like home. That’s what’s most important to the Scotts, especially to Taylor. The Scotts moved in just as summer 2016 started. It was perfect time to celebrate their new home on the lake they love.

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“We didn’t make Christmas, but we were in by summer,” Bud says. “And we’ll be settled in for the holiday this year.” Taylor will be ready. She’s already picked out a place for the tree. “By the fireplace,” emphatically.

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hen Megan Gray talks about her newly restored home, she smiles a lot. And why wouldn’t she. She and husband Michael had a strong hand in the rebuild. Michael stepped in on the construction side. And Megan worked her magic on the inside, choosing the paint and finishes and decorating the rooms. It’s the bright, cozy farmhouse she’s always wanted. But there’s more to Megan’s smile. She smiles because she’s home. Two years ago, the Gray’s house was destroyed in a fire along with most everything in it. Michael, Megan and their two young children, Payton and Hudson, were devastated. People grieve in different ways, Michael says. The Grays chose to move forward quickly, focusing on rebuilding instead of on what they lost, and they lost a lot. They found strength in the outpour of support from their neighbors and community and through the promise of a fresh start. “It’s been awesome,” Megan says. “We’re very blessed and feel grateful to be home.” The Grays bought their Dalton home in 2010. The 1956 house originally belonged to the best friend of Michael’s grandmother. After the friend sold it to them, the Grays gutted it, put on a new roof and built

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a large addition. They did so much work on the house they ran out of money to do everything they had planned, which is often the case with major renovations. So the original fireplace stayed.

Grays enlisted the help of Creekside Construction, which in addition to home construction and remodeling has a restoration team dedicated to helping families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by fire or flood.

On Nov. 1, 2014, the Grays were getting ready to go to 8-year-old Payton’s basketball game. It was cold that day. Megan stoked the fire and left the house.

The footprint and layout are the same as the previous home. Five bedrooms and 4.5 baths are distributed on the main floor and basement.

“We got a call from a neighbor saying, ‘Your house is on fire, your house is on fire!’” Megan says.

“It’s the same house but different,” Megan says. “We genuinely loved our house. We love where we live and we love the layout.”

The fire started in the fireplace, which ironically had just cleared inspection. Flames swept through the house burning all of the trusses and roof. Smoke caused the greatest damage and made the home unlivable. “We stripped everything out,” Michael says. “We kept some exterior walls and subfloor. It was completely gutted.” It took about a year to rebuild the 2,500-square-foot home. The

One of the biggest differences is the décor. Their previous home was cozy but dark. Walls were beige and there was a lot of alder wood. This time Megan went light and bright. She painted the walls white and incorporated dark wood floors and beams for contrast. “I wanted simplistic and light,” she says. “I wanted a farmhouse feel.” They vaulted the bedroom, opening up the space. Dormer windows were

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added above the great room to bring in light. White subway tiles and marble brighten the kitchen. When it came to the fireplace, they replaced everything. They went with a light gray stone.

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Most everything inside is new. The Grays managed to salvage only a few items: an old wheelbarrow that belonged to Megan’s grandmother, a metal locker converted to a wine rack that Michael made for their anniversary one year, a coffee table and a restored garage door that separated the dining room and office. The door belonged to Michael’s parents.

“There are some blessings with this,” Megan says. “I feel like it’s taught my children about not being overly attached to things. It’s taught them to give because so many people gave to us. Seeing that inspired them. In the midst of something so bad, there’s something good.” Megan and something, too.

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“That was my favorite feature of the house,” Megan says. “There are all those sentimental things you can’t replace.” Wedding photos, antiques from her grandmother, all of the children’s belongings, including keepsake boxes that contained Payton and Hudson’s “firsts.” First books, first cowboy boots, the outfits Megan and Michael brought their babies home in ... “Those things are gone,” Megan says. The fire was tragic. But it reinforced an important lesson in life. What matters most aren’t the things you have, it’s whom you have.

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The beginning of the hike is always the toughest,

or at least that’s where I get the most winded and my muscles fatigue. I think of it as the warm-up section. And usually I’m prepared for the little discomfort. The warmup section at Scotchman’s Peak, however, has caught me off guard. The first section of trail—maybe a quarter mile—is so steep that my calves burn out and I’m stopping to rest them every 20-or-so steps. I’m wondering how I’ll ever make it to the top. Wondering if it will be worth it. If I’ll be able to walk the next day. As a young man I’d sought mountain solitude in my search for peace. But today I’m not here for peace. Today, I’m here for victory, and so I push on. Per the aforementioned label, it doesn’t take long (especially considering the grade of the trail) for the body to warm into it. Muscles become more pliable, lungs begin to perform more efficiently, heart rate

balances out and blood begins to flow where it’s needed. Breaks come with less frequency. Movement becomes more natural. I begin to feel like I belong out here, reaching the peak feels possible again. It’s not too long before the slope of the trail becomes more gradual. I feel less inclined to bear crawl up the path and more inspired to take in my surroundings. The trail begins in a dense, damp forest common in North Idaho. Here there are aged cedars and thick foliage. Much of the ground is covered with a heavy blanket of dark green moss. The air is close here, saturated with the scent of rich soil and fresh mountain water. It’s quiet in these woods. Even the breeze is soft. I squint off through the trees and undergrowth half expecting I’ll spot a lone moose, its rich brown hide nearly invisible against the shadows and wooded backdrop.

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As I climb, the trees thin out, turning more and more to the silvery, slender trunks of high mountain timber. These storm-tested warriors of the wilderness with their iron like roots and scraggly low branches wear their few green needles like a badge. Like a protest, as if challenging Nature herself to come back and do her worst. Up ahead the trees give way to a meadow of thick bear grass. Beside me, on either side of the trail, huckleberry bushes droop with the burden of ripe fruit. I’ll be sure to stop here on the way back. I eat a few berries and continue up the trail. The timber gets thinner and thinner the higher I climb, until there are almost no trees at all and the ground is covered entirely with rocks and bear grass. It’s a beautiful contrast. Above me all else gives way to boulder fields and the craggy summit of Scotchman’s Peak. I’m careful to give a shaggy but muscular mountain goat plenty of space as I follow the narrow footpath that takes me to the actual peak. With arms outstretched to receive the updraft rising from the valley far below, I slowly turn, taking in all I see. To the west the sky is reflected off the waters of Lake Pend Oreille. To the north, south and east are

mountains as far as I can see. The sense of accomplishment, of victory, I had anticipated is as nothing compared to another feeling I’d become so familiar with in my youth. Peace. And I’m reminded why so many who come to the tops of the mountains call this ‘God’s country.’ Out there to the west, rise majestic, rocky peaks, crystal blue alpine lakes, even several small fields of glacial ice. Scotchman’s is magnificent, but out there is true wilderness. True adventure, and I realize then, I want it. It’s as if Scotchman’s Peak is simply the gateway to the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness. It’s like drinking milk when what you want is something much stronger. The wind having chilled me significantly, I decide to run the trail back in order to warm up a bit. I quickly reach the huckleberry patch and decide it’s a good time for another break. I step off the trail and find a good spot where I can stretch out in the midst of the heavy laden bushes. I eat my fill of berries, sucking them straight off the plant; no hands necessary. Then, I stretch out, a mossy log for a pillow, and catch a quick nap before making my way back down to the world of mortals. N

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Follow this road past Clark Fork High School, and then around a bend to the right. At the intersection with Lightning Creek Road, set your trip odometer to 0. (Don’t turn here; keep going straight on Mosquito Creek Road.)

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DOLO A CULTURAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE

By DENISE LUNDY Photography by DAVID RONALDS

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he Dolomite Mountains of northeast Italy are quite possibly the most beautiful mountains on earth. The light-colored limestone formation of these dramatic vertical peaks in contrast with the vivid colors of the sky, snow, grasses and owers surrounding them are truly awe-inspiring. A skier’s paradise in winter and a mecca for hikers in the summer, a trip to the rugged crags, pristine lakes and high alpine meadows of the Dolomites will be in your heart forever and will leave you begging to return. They are also a UNESCO World Heritage site recognized for their outstanding Universal Value.

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WORLD TRAVELS

MITE MOUNTAINS

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e traveled to South Tyrol, where the region’s Austrian history is still evident as locals speak both German and Italian. For this reason, signs are posted in both languages and towns and landmarks are known by both their Italian and German names. In some places, such as the Val Gardena, the ancient Ladin language is spoken as well. There, it is not uncommon to see three languages on posted roadway and wayfinding signs. The Dolomites are accessible from Munich and Venice, but we tend to fly in and out of Munich when visiting the region. We were last in the Dolomites for a two-and-a-half week hiking trip in July 2015 with friends and family, and will bring a small group to the area in July 2017. Our trip began in Munich, where we enjoyed a brief stop at the Viktualienmarkt, the open air market in the Marienplatz, the city’s main square. Our eyes feasted on the fresh bounty of goods the market offered while the familiar sound of the chimes of the Glockenspiel at the Rathaus reminded us we were back in Munich. Zipping around the city on the S-Bahn and U-Bahn, we

managed to make the most of our day in Munich. We snuck in a walk through Englischer Garten Park to take in the beer houses, concerts, sunbathers and the surfers riding the artificial wave on the Eisbach River. The next morning, we boarded our train at the Hauptbahnhof and headed south to our destination, Dobbiaco/Toblach. Arriving in Dobbiaco, we were greeted by our friends the innkeepers who have hosted members of our family for decades at their expertly run mountainside villa. No trip to Dobbiaco would be complete without at least one day of hiking around the crown jewel of the Dolomites, Tre Cime de Lavarado/ Drei Zinnen.

World famous, these remarkable crags with their sheer rock faces rise straight up from the mountain to greet the sky.

The light color of the rock formation makes them even more impressive in contrast to the deep and rich colors of the sky, snow, flowers, and grasses. We hiked all day around the Tre Cime, trekking through snow patches, traversing rock faces, watching thrill-seekers on the via ferrata routes, and traveling hut to hut along the superhighway of mountain trails. We visited with hikers from all around the world who, like us, were enjoying the day and marveling at the beauty. We replenished our bodies with a cold Radler or Weissebier and hot cup of soup at the Dreizinnenhütte and patroned other huts along the trail. We hiked in a loop around the Tre Cime that day and admired the majestic formation from every angle, walking past alpine lakes, multiple alms (alpine pastures), and enjoying the delicate wildflowers that were in prolific bloom. Back at the inn, we were greeted by our hosts with an aperitif and fresh baked goods. We were hardly roughing it, but we did put in an honest day’s hike. Thankfully, we did burn calories each day in the mountains. And we needed to because dinners were a multi-course taste extravaganza presented by a professional wait staff that have proudly served guests at this inn for decades. Breakfast, too, was a high-caloric culinary affair. A buffet of farm fresh yogurt, eggs made to order, local meats and fresh bread and cheeses, fruits and muesli were among the offerings aimed to fuel us for the day’s exploits. The next three days were spent hiking in different areas, getting to and from the trailheads by bus. We took in the breathtaking,

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WE WATCHED AS THE MOON ROSE UP, UP, UP UNTIL IT APPEARED TO BE RESTING PERFECTLY IN THE MOUNTAIN’S SADDLE.

panoramic views from the Monte Piana above Lake Misurina, where an open air WWI memorial complete with trenches, tunnels, and emplacements is located. Fourteen thousand soldiers died in battle from 1915-1917 at this rugged post in the Dolomite Mountains at Monte Piana. We hiked near the Croda Rossa, a dramatic 3,148 m (10328 ft) massif of distinctive red rock. Each day on our mountain walks we would delight in the colorful array of wildflowers, the sounds of bells clanking around the necks of cows grazing in the meadows and the taste of the fresh mountain water flowing from the snowfields to the wooden water fountains that we used to fill our bottles. Our last evening in Dobiacco, while sipping local wine on the inn’s veranda, we witnessed the most amazing full moon rising. We watched as the moon rose up, up, up until it appeared to be resting perfectly in the mountain’s saddle.

Later, when we reviewed the photos of this glorious sight, the camera’s zoom revealed a wooden cross at the mountain top illuminated by the moon. We bade the innkeepers adieu and set out for the Sëlva/Wolkenstein area in the Val Gardena where we took residency in a three-star inn run by a lovely husband and wife team. Again, we feasted on divine meals of local delicacies. After hiking, before the dinner hour, we would descend to the basement spa for an invigorating hour of aromatherapy, steam and a soak in the relaxing therapy pool. While in the Val Sëlva, we explored this valley and its mountains in earnest, making the most of each precious daylight hour. Hopping buses to St. Christina and Ortesei/ St. Ulrich, the other towns in the valley, we rode chairlifts, a funicular cable car, deluxe gondolas and an aptly named ‘coffin lift’ to access the mountain trail system. By taking advantage of the ski lifts, we were

able to hike high up in the mountains all day without wasting time and energy hiking through the woods up and out of the valley floor. Our hikes took us from hut to high alpine hut along trails clearly marked. Some days, we reached five or more huts, each teeming with character, history and charm. The hundreds of years old mountain huts revealed handcarved wooden light fixtures and furnishings, bike mechanical stations for mountain bikers, swiveling patio sets that rotate with the sun, accordion players making music on the decks,

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local flavors on the menu and a seemingly endless supply of cold beer. We visited grandiose huts such as Comici and Bolzano and, in contrast, the tiny Malga Pieralongea Alm at 2,290 m (7513 ft) which had no electricity or running water in the hut. Food at this hut was prepared from a wood stove and free-range chickens followed the innkeeper in and out of the front door as he went to the well for water. The hikes were as diverse as the huts we visited in this divine area of South Tyrol. Alas, our travels brought us to the iconic, if not exploited, cobblestoned town of Castelrotto/Kastelruth. It is here that we hiked along the Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi, the largest alpine meadow in all of the Alps. Setting out from this mountain village, we spent our days hiking and catching lifts high in the mountains. We enjoyed the views of the Schlern/Sciliar in the forefront with the Dolomite’s highest peak, the snow-capped 3,343 m (10967 ft) Marmolada in the distance. We met many four-legged friends along the trail including the lovely Tyrolese grey and brown Suisse cows, donkeys and South Tyrol’s majestic Haflinger horses. It was here that we encountered our only day of rain, which gave us license to ditch the trekking poles for a day’s excursion to the city of Bolzano/Bozen. Bolzano boasts a vibrant market, picturesque gothic architecture and the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. This museum is home to Ötzi the Ice Man, a 5,300-year-old man mummified by glacial ice and discovered by hikers in 1991. Ötzi lived in the Dolomites in the Copper Age and is older than the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge. It was worth the wait in line at the museum to experience this fascinating exhibit. 82 NSPIREMAGAZINE.COM

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On our last night in Castelrotto, we dutifully photographed the Viennese engineered Parish Church of Castelrotto, as any self-respecting tourist should. The church steeple was perfectly photogenic against the bold blue sky that evening. Behind the church, we found the cemetery where many who perished in WWI were laid to rest. The grounds at this village cemetery were immaculate; nearly every grave site had a fresh floral bouquet beside it. The grave sites were adorned with ornate and elaborate wrought iron crosses, and a painted mural by the mausoleum told the tale of lives lost in war while the names of the fallen soldiers were printed on the adjacent walls. It was the perfect place for quiet contemplation; we lingered, each feeling a deep sense of respect and gratitude. Our final evening in Castelrotto came to an end with a joyful dinner of Italian pizza Margherita with the freshest mozzarella, basil and tomato you could imagine. We clinked glasses to toast an amazing adventure with cherished friends and family. Happy Trails! N

Denise Lundy will be organizing a trip to the Italian Dolomites, bringing a small group from the inland northwest in July 2017. Contact Denise if you would like information.

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CONSERVATION

GOING TO SEE THE EAGLES

EVERYONE HAS A WINTER TRADITION THAT MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. FOR SOME IT IS PLAYING YOUR FAVORITE BING CROSBY CAROL OR PERHAPS BRINGING HOME A CHRISTMAS TREE TO DECORATE. FOR MY FAMILY IT WAS THE MOMENT MY MOM SAID ON A SATURDAY MORNING “JUMP IN THE CAR! WE ARE GOING

By MEEGAN CORCORAN

TO GO SEE THE EAGLES!”

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ald eagles are not permanent residents on Lake Coeur d’Alene, but during a short eight-week season from midNovember to mid-January they migrate to Wolf Lodge Bay on the northeast end of the lake. The migration to our area is triggered by the spawning of up to a half million kokanee, a landlocked sockeye salmon. The eagles come from northern lakes and rivers that freeze over in the winter just for the opportunity to feed on these tasty morsels.

Photo by Joel Riner

As we drive east on I-90 towards the bay, I anxiously peer out of the car window, waiting to get my first glimpse of these magnificent birds. I begin seeing what look like golf balls in the trees. They are peppered along the south side of the bay when I realize these are actually the bright white heads of the mature bald eagles.

Once off the highway, we pull alongside the road and get out of the car. My sister squeals. “There is an eagle going for a fish!” she exclaims. We watch as this massive bird, with a wingspan of over 6 feet, drops out of a tree as if it were a wrecking ball. It swiftly glides down to the water, and in an instant the eagle has a silvery kokanee in its talons. The bird laboriously flies back to its snowy perch where it begins to dissect its prey. As we stand in awe of this incredible moment we become acutely aware of the beauty that exists in our own backyard. And so, once again, the holiday season is upon us, brought in on the wings of eagles. It has become my favorite Christmas present. N

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CREATING FOR COMMUNITY By TOBY REYNOLDS

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ne sunny day this past summer, if you were passing McEuen Park, you would have witnessed an exciting, carnivalesque scene: A park full of adults and youth, some running in a 5k race, others rushing through an obstacle course, and yet others playing in bounce houses, purchasing items from food trucks and other vendors. You would have seen them snapping pictures with Mudgy and Millie and even visiting a mermaid princess who had come to view the spectacle from the comfort of her inflatable pool. If you had been there, and perhaps you were,

you would have seen 800 registered participants cross one finish line or another. This was the 6th annual Run for #271, just one of the many examples of what happens when Megan Leary puts her creative mind to work to benefit her community. If you were to ask Megan what is extraordinary about her, as modest as she is, she’d probably scoff at the question, roll her eyes a little and say, “Nothing.” However, I know better. I’ve been aware for some time that she does a lot in this community. It turns out she does more that I knew. In fact, it may be impossible to track the number of individuals and

causes she’s inspired or raised funds for through her creative events. Of course, as you might have guessed, it has something to do with passion. But it’s not a tear wrenching, inner fire, kind of passion. Not the sort of passion one might preach about, or recruit zealots to. In fact, you’d likely not know it was there unless you were to ask her about it. And even then, you wouldn’t get much more than a friendly, but sincere invite to her next event. “It’s fun,” she say. “You should come.” I know, because I asked. Then, I asked why—that’s ‘Why’

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with a capital ‘W’ to connote the true depth of the ‘Why,’ the way an overly analytic poetry professor might ask. I assumed I’d get some kind of deep, gushing reply filled with humanitarian ideals and a personal life mission. And why wouldn’t I think that? It just makes sense because, well, Megan is a goodhearted person. She’s always been kind to me and to those I’ve seen her with. Her character seems to fit that mold. Instead, I learn that the driving force behind her passion for creating events is not all the complicated. “I'm a people person,” she says with a smile. “I just like helping people get off the couch.”

Although Megan’s not one to drone on about anything, especially herself, there is certainly more to the story. “Let’s face it,” Megan continues, “everyone has ideas. I just decided to make some of mine [a reality]. I like to bring unique opportunities to people in the community. These creations I put on, or help with, provide a source of enjoyment that the participants otherwise wouldn't have. I get pleasure from watching people have fun, reach goals, make new friends, and create memories…. And if along the way a charity can benefit, then call it a fundraiser!”

So, we return to McEuen Park. The 6th annual Run for #271 was hosted this year by the CDA Tri Team (another of Megan’s incredible creations). The event was created by Megan, with help from Elaina Matthews, for the purpose of raising money to improve physical education programs within School District #271. With a record high of 800 participants, the 6th annual Run for #271 raised $18,000 just this year. All of the funds, 100 percent are “to be spent by the PE teachers for equipment, field trips, programs, or whatever they see fit,” Megan says. Other creations from the mind of Megan Leary include: I Do Two, a type of wedding/race event to support the local Boys and Girls Club; the CDA Tri Team (which shares in several other wild events as a club, like Moonlight Maniacs, and A “Different” Tri); the Gorilla Games (while there’s no charity for this crazy event, your registration cost just goes to cover the overhead); and her Sponsored Athletes program, designed to provide a training program/resource for those who have overcome some life battle and could use a little motivation and support. Megan has also been significantly involved with the Coeur d’Alene Crossing, CDA Triathlon, CDA Marathon, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and even the shoe donation project at The Dirty Dash. So, it’s not always about creating events. She also loves to be involved in one way or another. Sometimes that means racing. “My first year at college, I gained my Freshman 15,” she jokes about it now. “Except it was my freshman 20.” So, Megan bought a road bike and signed up for an Ironman, although she didn’t really know

what triathlon was. “I read books and researched online but figured to really learn the sport I needed to join a club…. So I joined a tri team in LA. It really became my life. Not the training so much (although that was a big part) but the people.” Megan came in dead last in her first sprint triathlon. Then, she completed her first Olympic tri (not last). Her third triathlon was the Ironman. She finished, but attributes much of her accomplishment to the support of the members in her tri club. It’s no wonder, then, that Megan feels so strongly about helping others to succeed by providing enjoyable opportunities to test themselves. When Megan first returned to Coeur d’Alene, she created the CDA Tri Team. She’s found great satisfaction in the tri team because, says Megan, “behind the scenes, I've been able to watch the growth of members, the club, and even myself.”

After six years as an organization, the CDA Tri Team has approximately 150 members and has supported countless locals in reaching their goals and overcoming difficult challenges, and it has created plenty lifelong friendships.

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On a personal level, it has helped Megan to complete four more Ironman triathlons and numerous other races. She and her groom even competed in the Hayden Triathlon on their wedding day. As you might imagine, they had a large cheering section of CDA Tri Team friends. The Hayden Tri is now an annual anniversary event for the happy couple. Shaun Leary, Megan’s husband, is no stranger to passion nor serving the community; he is a co-founder of the River City Running Rebels youth basketball league. He’s also no stranger to racing; he’s participated in a number of events with his wife. “I think Megan’s club and events are a product of her spirit,” says Shaun. “She is a big fan of being creative and

enjoying camaraderie. At a triathlon event she’s more interested in who’s wearing green (CDA Tri Team colors) and which people are missing. I know she enjoys the people a lot more than the training and the racing.” In the end, aside from her behindthe-scenes way of doing so much for so many, there’s another thing that inspires me about Megan Leary. It’s her unique ability to create fun. In fact, I imagine now that, like any artist, Megan has a muse. Her creative process is much like an expressionist painter, like a Mel McCuddin of events. Something sparks an idea and she stands back and watches it start to take form. When she begins to understand it, Megan sets to work appeasing her muse by creating something special

that allows others to participate, and that serves a purpose and brings a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction to herself and many others. Megan recently had to cut back a bit due to her day job and starting a family. “I guess there's this thing called priorities,” she says. But she’s still trying to be involved. And there’s really no telling when her muse will show up, or what her next big creation will be. Whatever it is, and whether she sees it herself or not, Megan’s events have influenced the lives of thousands. And that, dear Megan, is extraordinary. N

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Working hard to make a difference. Without the support of our community we would not be able to provide care to our patients. In an effort to show our gratitude for the continued support, Northwest Specialty Hospital has formed HOPE, a philanthropic committee that is committed to serving the community and giving back to those in need by donating resources and time. The HOPE committee proudly supports the following organizations: • Coats for Kids

• Relay for Life

• Inland Northwest Blood Center

• Tom’s Turkey Drive

• Boys and Girls Club

• St. Vincent DePaul

• Post Falls Food Bank

• Kootenai Humane Society

• Adopt-A-Highway

• Toys for Tots

• Newby Ginnings

• Post Falls Victims Services Unit

• A Christmas for All

• Second Harvest

• Union Gospel Mission

• Susan G. Komen

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AMERICAN

315 Martinis & Tapas Live music Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Full dinner menu. Located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Open Tuesday through Saturday at 3:15p.m. 315 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-667-9660 315martinisandtapas.com

Bardenay The first distillery-restaurant in the nation, Bardenay specializes in hand crafted cocktails using house-distilled spirits & Pacific Northwest cuisine. 1710 W Riverstone Dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-765-1540 bardenay.com

Chomper Cafe Situated in Stoddard Park, we offer a cozy, farm house feel with a friendly staff. Our corned beef, chicken fried steak, and fresh hand formed burgers are some of our favorites. Open daily 7a.m. - 3p.m. 2345 W Prairie Ave, Hayden, ID 208-719-0441 chompercafe.com Crystal Toreson-Kern/Ctoreson Photography

Collective Kitchen Public House At our upscale restaurant, we offer contemporary fine dining with something for everyone. We change our menu every couple of months, and it can be viewed on our website. Open 11-9, 7 days a week. 501 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-930-4762 scratchcda.com

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Cricket’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar Cricket’s offers a large variety of fresh homemade items, sauces and creative preparation. A casual, lively entertaining atmosphere, Cricket’s is open for lunch, dinner and late night every day. Open Daily 11a.m. - 1a.m. 424 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-765-1990 cricketsoysterbar.com

Elmer’s Founded in 1960 by Walt and Dorothy Elmer, our values have always been to provide quality food ingredients, gracious service and the clean surroundings that make you feel at home. Open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. 290 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene ID 208-665-7148 eatatelmers.com

Fedora A family-friendly, locally-owned restaurant offering an extensive, menu of American cuisine. Choose from over 600 bottles of wine or 18 rotating tap handles of microbrews. 1726 W. Kathleen Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-765-8888 fedorapubandgrille.com

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Floating Green Restaurant Dine with a spectacular view of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the world’s only floating golf green. Open year round for lunch daily and weekend breakfast. Lunch entree specials start at $6.99. 900 S. Floating Green Dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-667-4653 floatinggreen.com

Moon Time From the world famous Moon Burger to our 5-star spicy Gumbo, locals and tourists alike will always find something to enjoy. Serving delicious food and cold pints 7 days a week for 20 years and counting. 1602 E Sherman Ave Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208.667.2331 wedonthaveone.com

The Oval Office Quaint, romantic restaurant that serves Northwest Cuisine with a foreign flair. You will love the steaks, ever-changing fresh fish selection and extensive selection of appetizers and martinis to choose from. 620 N. Spokane Street Post Falls, ID 208-777-2102 whitehousegrill.com

Red Tail Bar & Grill Located at The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort. The order of the day at our Gathering Place is “fresh & local.” Our menu emphasizes seasonality, variety and value while our entertainment line-up features both established and emerging local musicians. The CdA Casino Resort, ID 800-523-2464 cdacasino.com

Seasons of Coeur d’Alene Enjoy seasonally inspired, spirited cuisine in the intimate dining room, vibrant bar, or quiet fireplace lounge. Live music & daily happy hour! Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week. 209 Lakeside, Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-664-8008 seasonsofcda.com

BAKERY

Bakery by the Lake Overlooking McEuen Park and Tubbs Hill. Open daily at 6:00am. Serving premium roasted coffee, fresh pastries and espresso drinks. Lunch includes panini’s and salads. Pizza and beer Fri-Sat. 601 E. Front, Ste 104 Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-415-0681 bakerybythelake.com

B R E A K FA S T

The Porch Our scenic location in Hayden Lake creates an idyllic setting for an outdoor meal. Offering delicious food, creative cocktails and a fantastic beer selection stop in and see why locals say, “every neighborhood should be so lucky.”

Michael D’s Eatery Laid-back, neighborhood spot with American comfort food for breakfast & lunch, plus outdoor seating. 203 E Coeur D’Alene Lake Dr Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-676-9049

1658 E Miles Ave Hayden Lake, ID 83835 208.772.7711 wedonthaveone.com

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DELI

The Culinary Stone Our artisan deli includes gourmet meats and cheeses from around the world, Kraft Beers that are locally brewed, as well as all natural grain fed and grass fed meats that are GMO and Hormone free. 2129 Main St Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-277-4116 culinarystone.com

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Fleur de Sel Our 35 seat restaurant is elegant yet casual. Experience our fantastic view and authentic cuisine from France, where we are from. Menu is seasonal and diverse. Full bar. Reservations recommended. A bientot! 4365 E Inverness Dr Post Falls, ID 208-777-7600 fleur-de-sel.weebly.com

I TA L I A N

Angelo’s Ristorante A taste of homemade, authentic Italian cuisine in midtown Cd’A. Angelo’s offers fresh, organic (when available) handcrafted food, extensive wine selection and warm romantic decor. Reservations recommended. Open daily 5-10pm. 846 N. 4th St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-765-2850 angelosristorante.net

Tony’s on the Lake A warm Italian restaurant with a rich heritage of Italian cooking that we bring to the Inland Northwest in our cozy restaurant which offers an Italian inspired cuisine. 6823 Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-667-9885 tonysonthelake.com

Uva Italian Enjoy authentic Italian using the freshest, high quality ingredients. Family owned, casual, rustic neighborhood restaurant. 2605 N. 4th Street Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-939-0573 uvacda.com

MEDITERRANEAN

The Cellar Late night restaurant and wine bar with an award winning wine list with live Jazz and Blues performed nightly by local artists. 317 Sherman Ave Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-664-9463 thecellarcda.com

White House Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. If you want a taste of the Mediterranean, drinking Ouzo and eating a crazy amount of garlic, just drive to Post Falls to be with us in our crazy, noisy, but also romantic White House Grill. 712 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID 208-777-9672 whitehousegrill.com

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MEXICAN

Toro Viejo Along with our homemade chips and salsa we are proud to offer home style Mexican cooking at very reasonable prices. 117 N 2nd Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-667-7676 toroviejo.com

SEAFOOD

Fisherman’s Market & Grill Your home for fresh fish. Outstanding Sushi bar, fish and chips with eight specialty tartars, ahi steaks, fish tacos, fresh oysters and clams, sandwiches, entrees and fresh catch delivered daily. 215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-664-4800 fishermansmarketcda.com

PA N AS I A N

SPORTS BAR

Ugly Fish

Rivelle’s River Grill

From Sushi to grilled Chilean seabass, and sea scallops or authentic Chinese dishes like Peking duck and house-made potstickers. We offer a variety of flavors to satisfy your taste buds!

Your place to watch sports at Riverstone. Our menu has something delicious for everyone including a variety of burgers, wraps, wings, entrees & the best fries in town. Happy Hour 3-7pm

1927 W. Riverstone Drive, Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-667-6389 uglyfishasianbistro.com

PIZZA

Fire Artisan Pizza Located in downtown CdA, Fire Artisan Pizza is a wood-fired oven pizza restaurant offering a menu of unique pies crafted using only the finest ingredients.

2360 N Old Mill Loop Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-930-0381 rivellescda.com

STEAKHOUSE

Chinook Our USDA Prime Beef undergoes a 28-day aging process, which includes a full 14 days of dry-aging, double the time of most prime beef.

517 Sherman Ave Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-676-1743 fireartisanpizza.com

The CdA Casino Resort, ID 800-523-2464 cdacasino.com

MacKenzie River Pizza

Texas Roadhouse

Casual, rustic atmosphere with stunning panoramics and historic photographs sets the tone for distinctive, creatively prepared food. Featuring delectable dishes, always flavorful, fresh, and served up in hearty portions by vibrant servers.

Hand cut steaks, fall off the bone ribs, made from scratch sides, fresh baked bread, ice cold beer, and legendary Margaritas. Open 7 days a week. 402 W. Neider Ave Coeur d’Alene, ID 208-664-1903 texasroadhouse.com

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AMERICAN

Clinkerdagger A local favorite, the tradition has continued for almost 40 years at this Spokane landmark overlooking the majestic Spokane River and city skyline. This classic American grill artfully serves quality steaks, fresh and innovative seafood. 621 Mallon St. Spokane, WA 509-328-5965 clinkerdagger.com

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Cork House Looking for a great place to meetup with friends and family? Look no further. The Cork House serves amazingly fresh food, spirits, and coffee suitable for every palette out there. Come on in and give us a try. 1400 N Meadowwood Lane Liberty Lake, WA 509-922-4210 corkhouse.net

Shogun For nearly 20 years, the Shogun has been serving the Spokane community and tourists with premium service and quality foods. 821 E 3rd Ave Spokane, WA 509-534-7777 shogunspokane.com

PIZZA

Northern Quest Resort & Casino Enjoy our 14 incredible restaurants and lounges: Fatburger, Epic, Masselow’s, Fai’s Noodle House, Rivers Edge Buffet, Legends of Fire, Impulse and others. 100 N. Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 877-871-6772 northernquest.com

Fire Fire Artisan Pizza is a wood-fired oven pizza restaurant offering a menu of unique pies crafted using only the finest ingredients. 816 W Sprague Ave Spokane, WA 509-413-1856 fireartisanpizza.com

STEAKHOUSE

Palm Court Grill The Palm Court Grill menu features choice cuts of USDA prime beef and freshly caught fish along with the region’s finest wines and select ingredients. 10 South Post St. Spokane, WA 509.789.6848 davenporthotelcollection.com

Masselow’s Steakhouse Greater Spokane’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Enjoy exquisite cuisine like Dakota bison rib-eye, scallops capellini and more. An impressive list of Northwest wines, too. 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, WA 509-481-6020 northernquest.com

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FINAL IMPRESSION

Proverbs 3:3 ~ Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

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