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November 2018 Bonners Ferry Living Local

NOVEMBER 2018

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GOOD NEWS

Cultivating Relationships

Life & Community

The Elusive Ace


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Novinger Music

Center

Private Lessons

For All Ages & Skill Levels

Music cLasses

For Toddlers

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novinger studio recitaLs

Dec. 9 at the Pearl Theater

1:00, 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 pm

Bonners Ferry coMMunity

orchestra concert

Dec. 2 at 3:00 pm in the

Becker Auditorium

Novinger Music Center would like to thank

the community of Bonners Ferry for their continued support.

Wishing our customers a blessed

and Happy Thanksgiving!

Holly Clark

Mon-Fri, 6am-7pm & Sat, 7am-4pm 208.267.9607

56 Plato Drive, Bonners Ferry (Hwy 95 N. by the Log Inn)

Novinger Music Center

6426 Kootenai, Suite 101

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every Tuesday at 10am or 7pm Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

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TRADITIONS - THEY ARE WHAT

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF

IT’S THANKSGIVING TIME, which

also marks the beginning of the holidays.

Ushering in the season filled with

shopping, holiday parties and spending

time with family, Thanksgiving is a time

to reflect; a time to give thanks for all that

we have been blessed with.

Personally, I love Thanksgiving because

it represents so much more than a day of

reflection. It means coming together as

a family to carry on traditions that have

been established throughout the years.

Whether it is participating in an early

Thanksgiving morning fun run, getting

together with friends and family to play

a game of football or simply working

together in the kitchen preparing

cherished family recipes, families often

have their own traditions that they look

forward to each year. And if you are a

Dallas Cowboys or Detroit Lions fan,

well there is always the guarantee of a pro

football game on Thanksgiving Day to

cheer on your favorite team!

There are some families whose tradition

is to volunteer at a local shelter, soup

kitchen or other venue that is putting on

community Thanksgiving dinners for

those who are less fortunate, homeless

or alone. It’s a wonderful way to teach

children the importance of not only

being thankful but of giving back to your

community.

As you go forward into the holiday

season, remember to carve out time for

those important traditions. And if you

find you don’t really have any specific

traditions, now is a great time to start!

After all, traditions are what memories

are made of.

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Executive Director

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ABOUT THE COVER

OUR NOVEMBER COVER SHOT WAS

taken by local photographer Annie Pflueger

(AnniePfluegerPhotography.com) at Crossport Road,

looking toward Clifty Mountain. The contrast between

the golden colors of fall with the snowy white wintery

mountains depicts the transition of the seasons here in

the Inland Northwest. Take it all in. Before you know

it, Bonners Ferry will be a glistening white winter

wonderland ... and cold!

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Contents

The Davies Real Estate Team

Nature Awaits

your NEXT move!

pg.42

08 Good News

Candy Beck advocates for adults with special

needs

10 Essentials

Shopping local vs. online

13 Financial Focus

Consolidating accounts can lead to clear financial

strategy

15 Life & Community

The Elusive Ace: Not so elusive at Mirror Lake

Golf Course

19 Athlete of the

Month

Emmaline Pinkerton

20 In Focus

Boundary County offers much for new and existing

businesses

24 Business Spotlight

Dot’s Country Kitchen and Auntie’s Fabrics

pg.20

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26 Living Local

North Idaho ties to much-anticipated sequel

30 Health & Lifestyle

Nurturing your skin during the chilly months

32 Make a local Impact

All Year

Shopping locally has domino effect in the community

42 Travel & Leisure

Lincoln City’s Finders Keepers and Art Glass make

a great theme for your trip

NEW!

46 Dining Guide

Eat local! Recipes and where to dine!

50 Arts &

Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music

and shows

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GOOD NEWS

Cultivating

Relationships

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

PHOTO BY ALISON HENSLEE

For anyone who knows Candy Beck, they can attest to what a

blessing she is to those in the Bonners Ferry community. Her

heart, compassion and energy are evident the moment you meet

her. Candy works with adults in Bonners Ferry who have special

needs and has not only opened up her heart to them but her home as

well, having two women who are her longtime clients share her home.

In 2001, Candy began working with a company called Partnership for

Inclusion, which was owned by Lisa Robbe. “She was my educator,

mentor and friend,” said Candy. “I cannot give Lisa enough praise. She

is skilled, focused and compassionate.”

Lisa, who is now an attorney in Washington state, and Candy worked

with children who were on the autism spectrum and also those who

were developmentally disabled. But it was quickly noticed there was a

need for services for adults with special needs in Bonners Ferry. “That

is my niche,” said Candy. She describes that without transportation or

agencies that can provide services, she was saddened by how little the

adults with special needs could get out into the community. Candy

changed all of that.

She opened her own business, Bonners Ferry Adult Social, so she could

work with the special needs adult community of Bonners Ferry. After

all, she said, it is about giving her clients the freedom to be involved in

their community and socialize with others.

While working with adults in the community over the past 17 years, she

has also had the opportunity to expose community members to much of

what is important when interacting with those with special needs.

“For non-verbal special needs adults, I’ve helped them find ways to

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communicate,” said Candy, emphasizing that it is important for others

to realize they should give those with special needs choices, no matter

if they are verbal or non-verbal. “We should not be telling them what

to do.” It is important to teach them how to make good choices and

understand boundaries.

Candy also said those who are non-verbal typically take longer to

process information. She shares this information with waiters and

waitresses who serve the group. Those who they see regularly now know

to pause and wait while taking their orders. And those waiters and

waitresses have become friends as well. “We went into a restaurant in

Sandpoint, and the staff was thrilled to see all of us as we hadn’t been

there in quite some time,” said Candy of the relationships the group has

built not just in Bonners Ferry but communities from Coeur d’Alene to

Canada and east to Troy, Montana.

Candy said the feedback she receives from the communities they

visit has been nothing but positive. “There is a huge desire from the

community to interact more with the clients,” she said. Also, family

members of her clients say that when they are out with their loved ones,

they are thrilled to see how many people know and love the clients.

Candy said that as adults, those with special needs want what everyone

else does. “They want a life. They want to be as independent as they can

be. They want friends. They want respect. And they want to be treated

their age.” It’s truly that simple.

There are few idle moments as Candy teaches the adults about

friendships, volunteer work and more as they take advantage of every

outing.

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“If we don't show up at the Senior Center

(in Bonners Ferry) at least once a week, I get

a call,” laughs Candy as she delights in the

eagerness of people to have visits with her

clients.

Reflecting, Candy shares that she is pleased

with how society has changed from decades

ago. “Those with special needs were always

separated from others in school, including

eating at a different table during lunch time,”

said Candy. “The message we were getting

from society was always one of exclusion.”

Her clients, who range in age from 34 to

76, have participated in the county fair,

submitting some of their artwork, and

Candy’s group has rediscovered the local

library. “There is so much there,” said Candy.

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Next on Candy’s list is to find land where they

can assist the adult special needs community

even more. It is Candy and friend Mary

Joseph’s desire to create a place with a garden,

trails and space to build small homes but also

have 24-hour care on site. It would be a place

to bring in others who can train, educate

and support the families of those living with

special-need family members. “It would

be a blessing to the entire community,” she

said. Candy feels Bonners Ferry’s greatest

resource is not being utilized, where this

small, friendly, tight-knit community has a

unique ability to provide adults with special

needs the opportunity to live safely, advance

independent living and afford the care they

deserve.

In Candy’s eyes, there is only one disability

in life. “Loneliness is the only disability,” said

Candy. “It’s a privilege what I do. I get to help

these people discover their lives. And it’s

really a selfish act because I get so much from

them.”

Bonner Ferry Adult Social is a private

agency serving the community of

Bonners Ferry, Idaho. They provide the

following:

• Social opportunities

• Friendships

• Activities and fun

• Life skills

Local transportation

Their Mission: Support individuals in

pursuing their interests, friendships and

joy.

Their Goal: To eliminate the only

disability—loneliness. To find out more,

contact Bonners Ferry Adult Social

at 208.290.3766 or email Candy at

cbfbecks@gmail.com.

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6674 Main St.

Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

www.hankwillisdds.com

(208) 267-6454

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ESSENTIALS

What to Buy Where?

SHOPPING LOCAL VS. ONLINE

BY NIKKI LUTTMANNM, DESIGNER, SANDPOINT FURNITURE CARPET ONE, A DIVISION OF

PONDERAY DESIGN CENTER

TECHNOLOGY IS BECOMING A BIGGER PART OF

OUR LIVES EVERY DAY, whether we want it to or not.

One of the most common ways technology has affected our

lives is how we purchase things.

However, online purchasing can be a slippery slope. For

example, need a new mattress? A sofa? There are lots of online

pop-ups just for that purpose. But, with a mattress or even

a sofa, how do you know how it will feel? Is it supportive?

Does it work for your bad back? There are certain things that

just need to be tried before you buy, and I call these “inperson”

purchases. After all, you will be sitting or sleeping

on this item for years to come. If it is uncomfortable, smells

weird or is just plain wrong, the purchaser is often stuck with

it. The online store may offer free returns, but the purchaser

is responsible for the return shipping. And shipping a sofa

across the country may be cost-prohibitive, to say the least!

In the flooring industry, it is common for us to hear that

someone found their dream flooring cheaper online. That

may be true, but the buyer must beware. For example, the

price per square foot might be less, but there may be hidden

costs associated with shipping, etc. Also, if there is an issue,

will the online store honor the manufacturer’s warranty?

Often, the warranty is rendered void if the product is

purchased through an online vendor.

Other issues you might face include shipping logistics. Say

you purchase 1,500 square feet of tile for your new home.

You found a great deal online and have even done your due

diligence, ordering yourself a sample first to make sure you

like the actual color and texture. Then, a delivery driver

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calls; the tile is scheduled for delivery. Do you

have a shipping dock or a forklift? Are you on

a dirt road? Are load limits in place? And, if

they manage to get it to your home, how will

you get it out of the truck? You are now the

proud owner of two pallets of tile (weighing in

roughly at a ton apiece) in the back of a delivery

truck. We’ve had more than one call from a

homeowner in distress who has faced that very

situation.

And the final, best reason to purchase

something in person is because you know the

dollars will stay in our community. Shopping

local supports not only the owners of the

business but the people who work there. And by

shopping local, our dollars go to work in other

local stores and into the community itself—to

our churches, our schools, our nonprofits and

community groups. And after all, isn’t that

what made us all fall in love with this area in

the first place? We live in a wonderful, giving,

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ESSENTIALS

FINANCIAL FOCUS

CONSOLIDATING ACCOUNTS CAN LEAD TO CLEAR

FINANCIAL STRATEGY

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY EDWARD JONES FOR USE BY YOUR LOCAL

EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL ADVISORS, KEVIN CALLOS AND MERLE ANSLEY.

www.edwardjones.com

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None of us can completely control

all the things that happen to us.

Yet, when it comes to achieving

your long-term financial goals,

including a comfortable retirement, you do

have a great deal of power—as long as you

follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy.

And one way to help build and maintain such

a strategy is by consolidating your financial

accounts.

Over the course of their lives, many people

pick up a variety of financial accounts from

multiple sources. They might have a few

IRAs from different providers, a couple of

old 401(k) plans from past employers, an

insurance policy (or two) purchased many

years ago, and a scattershot of stocks, bonds,

certificates of deposit and other investments.

If this picture describes your situation, you

may want to think about consolidating. For

one thing, having a variety of accounts can

run up a lot of fees. Furthermore, you’ll

have lots of paperwork to keep track of all

your accounts, including several different

tax statements. Plus, just by having so many

accounts, you risk forgetting about some

of them—and if you don’t think you’d ever

forget about your own money, consider this:

Well over $40 billion in unclaimed cash

and property, including 401(k)s, pensions

and IRAs, is awaiting return to the rightful

owners, according to the National Association

of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

But beyond reducing your possible fees,

paperwork and potential for lost assets,

consolidating your accounts with one

provider can give you a centralized, unifying

investment strategy, one that can help you in

the following ways:

• Diversification – If you own several

different financial accounts, including IRAs,

401(k)s and online accounts, you might

have many similar investments within them.

You might even own a cash-value insurance

policy containing investments that closely

track the ones you have in the other accounts.

This type of duplication can be harmful,

because if a market downturn primarily

affects one type of asset, and your portfolio is

dominated by that asset or similar ones, you

could take a big hit. But if you have all your

investments in the same place, a financial

professional can review your holdings and

recommend appropriate ways to diversify

your investment dollars. (Be aware, though,

that while diversification can reduce the

impact of market volatility on your portfolio,

it can’t guarantee profits or protect against all

losses.

• Staying on track – With all your accounts

in one place, you’ll find it easier to keep the

big picture in mind and make the moves

necessary to help you progress toward your

financial goals. Two main actions include

buying or selling investments and adjusting

your portfolio to make it more aggressive or

conservative, depending on your situation.

• Avoiding mistakes – If you own several

separate accounts, you could see a loss in

one or more of them and overreact by selling

investments that could still be valuable to

you. But with a consolidated investment

platform, you can see more clearly that the

impact of a loss may be small, relative to the

rest of your holdings.

As we’ve seen, consolidating your investment

accounts with a single provider can have

several advantages. So think carefully about

bringing everything together—you may find

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

THE ELUSIVE

Ace

Not so elusive at Mirror

Lake Golf Course

BY COLIN ANDERSON

The hole-in-one; a feat that when

accomplished sticks with you as a

badge of honor your entire life. It’s

the goal of every golfer from pros to

weekend hackers. Smacking a golf ball more

than 100 yards and getting it to fall into a hole

that’s just 4.25-inches wide is a feat not seen on

a regular basis—until this summer.

Ralph Lotspeich is the professional out at

Mirror Lake Golf Course. He’s hit three holein-ones

during his competitive college days

but still has yet to sink one at the course he’s

worked at for 15 years. However, that wasn’t

the case for seven others this summer, as a

record number of golfers recorded an ace.

“It’s simply amazing. I can’t remember the

exact odds, but I have no idea what’s going on,”

said Ralph. “We haven’t had this many in the

last five or six years combined.”

Six of the seven aces were from club members,

with an additional hole-in-one coming from

a player who was just passing through town.

While an impressive feat for any course at any

season, the story actually gets better.

Fifteen-year-old Wyatt Lacolucci was out

playing with his father and father’s friend

Scott when he drained his first-ever ace on

the par 3 No. 8. While still smiling from his

accomplishment on the previous hole, the

group teed off on No. 9, a par 4, and Scott

drained his tee shot in the bottom of the cup.

Back-to-back aces by two people in the same

group, a feat simply unheard of.

As for the ceremonial buying of drinks for

the clubhouse, this pair was lucky enough to

be playing during a low time, so it didn’t set

them back too much. Another member hit

one on league night, but thankfully plenty of

members had thrown in some cash for ‘holein-one’

insurance, so the tab could have been

much worse.

As far as sinking your own hole-in-one, Ralph

can only offer one piece of advice: “Give

yourself the most chances you can, play every

day, that’s about it.”

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

HOLIDAY Shopping

LOCAL SALES ALL OVER TOWN

BY COLIN ANDERSON

There are all kinds of

creative crafters, metal

workers and artists in

the area, and you’ll find

their works on display

during a month packed

with showcases.

The Christmas season is right

around the corner, and if you

want to get your shopping done

early, there are several great

events you can attend where

locally made items are the main attraction.

Shopping local not only helps support your

friends and neighbors through employment

and prosperity, but when dollars stay local,

schools, nonprofits and those most in need see

a direct benefit as well. There are all kinds of

creative crafters, metal workers and artists in

the area, and you’ll find their works on display

during a month packed with showcases.

Bonners Ferry Farmers Market’s Holiday

Market

While the Farmers Market is closed for the

season, the events don’t end. Swing into

Bonners Ferry Middle School on Saturday,

November 17 for the annual Holiday Market.

Organizer and longtime market vendor Judy

Miller says the sale is just as much about the

camaraderie as the actual selling. “[It’s about]

the community, visiting as we haven't seen each

other since the market closed for the season

and seeing all the pretty crafts and the happy

holiday shoppers,” she said.

Vendors will be set up in the school cafeteria

from 9am to 3pm. You’ll find a wide range of

offerings. Foods like honey, winter squash and

other vegetables, flour, jams and jellies will all

be on hand. Others will be featuring handmade

furniture, jewelry and photography, knits and

décor, pottery and so much more. There will be

a few demonstrations as well.

St. Ann’s Catholic Church Holiday Sale

The newly completed St. Ann’s Church

welcomes back one of the area’s favorite local

sales after a few seasons off while under

construction. The two-day sale will be held at

the church on Friday, November 16, 9am to

5pm and Saturday, November 17, 9am to 2pm.

There are still table spaces available for $25

each or two for $40. You can contact Tammy at

208.610.2424 to reserve your placement. Lunch

will be served each day, and there will also be

delicious pies on hand for purchase.

The Vintage Christmas Market

Now in its 10th year, the Vintage Christmas

Market is another local favorite stop the

weekend before Thanksgiving. Doors will open

up on Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds,

and shoppers will have dozens of booths and

vendors to meander through. Warm food

and drinks will help you stay fueled as you

wander about. Antiques are the showcase

here with one-of-a-kind outdoor and holiday

decorations, repurposed goods and furnishings

brought back to life. Handmade wreaths and

garland are also hugely popular items.

Kootenai Valley Mennonite Church Bake

Sale

At this sale, local handmade crafts and baked

goods are all donated, and all sale proceeds go

to the Kootenai Valley Christian School. Doors

open at 8am on Saturday, November 17, and

things will wind down around 4pm. There will

be fresh cider and donuts, soup, rolls, breads,

pies and even barbecue ribs and brisket. Get

there early as the food goes fast!

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ATHLETE OF

THE MONTH

EMMALINE PINKERTON

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

A

sophomore at Bonners Ferry High

School, Emmaline Pinkerton has

endured more than many do in a

lifetime. But in spite of her health challenges,

she has persevered and remains to have a

positive attitude.

“A life lesson I have learned is the simple

mindset of positivity,” said Emmaline.

“Positivity toward others, a concept, a goal or

situation is the start to success, because success

isn’t always winning. Success is when you put

everything you possess into everything you

can, with everyone you have, and enjoy every

minute of it.”

In December of 2016 and January of 2017,

Emmaline caught both strains of the flu virus,

which ended up attacking her immune system,

targeting her digestive system and left her

weak. Her life has been consumed with doctor

visits, hospitalizations and medication.

In addition to persevering in athletics,

Emmaline takes pride in her academics as well.

“My classes consist of honors classes, and my

grades stay on the honor roll,” she said.

Although she still has time to decide on her

post-high school plans, Emmaline would like

to play basketball at the collegiate level and said

her career interests include teaching, coaching

or a position in the medical field.

“My teachers and coaches have been people I

look up to due to my love for sports and care

for my education,” said Emmaline. “As a child

that has struggled with health challenges, I

have been exposed to the importance of those

who work in the medical field and the impact

doctors and nurses have on those who grow

ill or injured. Following through with one

of these careers would allow me to give back

what I have received and inspire others while

enjoying what I am doing.”

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But Emmaline has persisted as is evidenced

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She was ultimately diagnosed with gastroparesis

(paralysis of the stomach), which causes her

stomach to be slow to empty. She had a feeding

tube placed, and having just enough nutrients

in her system, she was able to unplug her tube

from her feeding bag and participate in track

last spring.

Over the years, Emmaline has participated

in many sports such as volleyball, soccer and

track but said it is basketball that she enjoys the

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Now, as her health continues to improve,

Emmaline looks forward to getting back onto

the basketball court with her teammates.

“After a visit to Seattle Children’s (Hospital),

where they performed a testing procedure

and applied a new medication expanding the

stomach, my eating has finally progressed.

Holding down thin liquid to now soft solids,

I only apply an NG (nasogastric) tube that

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“Although my gastroparesis still affects my

life in a drastic way, sports will always play an

even bigger role. With an immense amount

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Economic

Report Card

BOUNDARY COUNTY OFFERS MUCH FOR

NEW AND EXISTING BUSINESSES

PHOTOS BY KEITH BOE

While residents observe the

general economy of Boundary

County, Dennis Weed,

executive director of the

Boundary County Economic Development

Council, has his pulse on the state of our local

economy each and every day. And from what

he reports, there are reasons to be optimistic.

Here is some of what he has to say:

Q. How does the state of the economy in

Boundary County differ from one year ago?

A. Boundary County has about the same

number of people employed as it did one

year ago. Approximately 70 to 80 jobs have

been unfilled in the county for the last several

months.

Some of our industries are looking for

employees, and the wages offered are sufficient

for a family of four in Idaho. Similar to most of

North Idaho, Boundary County has a sufficient

number of jobs for residents looking for work.

Most of the Boundary area contractors are

busy and have work lined up for the next year.

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The business environment is favorable for

starting a business, and Boundary County saw

several new businesses start this year. Businesses

in the county as a whole have been prospering

these past few years. Many businesses have seen

their sales volume increase from prior years,

which led to an increase in jobs and wages. The

business environment should remain favorable

for businesses into next year.

Q. Has the addition of Shopko helped boost

the economy, both in terms of employment

and drawing people from Canada and

Northwestern Montana to shop in Bonners

Ferry?

A. Shopko has been a great addition to

Bonners Ferry. It has allowed residents to

purchase items here in Bonners rather than

spending their money outside of our county.

Having a store that offers a variety of home and

business products has reduced the amount of

dollars our residents spend elsewhere. Shopko

has drawn some of our Canadian visitors to its

store, and Canadian dollars are a significant

part of its business revenue. The Boundary

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County Shopko has been a welcome addition

to our residents.

Q. Areas such as Sandpoint have seen an

increase in telecommuters, which has made

having reliable and effective Internet service

vital. Ting has recently come to Sandpoint

and is installing fiber Internet. Does Boundary

County have a significant number of

telecommuters? What are the plans for highspeed

Internet in Boundary County?

A. Boundary County does have a number of

telecommuters that represent a variety of large

Fortune 500 companies. The wages paid to

those telecommuter workers represent some of

the highest wages in the county. We continue

to have visitors looking to move here who have

the opportunity to work from home. Boundary

County is a community where people enjoy the

living environment, especially for those who

can work from home.

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When telecommuters look at areas to live, reliable

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The business environment is favorable for

starting a business, and Boundary County saw

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Internet speed but a place that offers the same speed that urban areas

have to offer.

It might not be a game changer for bringing in mid-size companies, but

it gives our county an opportunity to stay in the game and market to

telecommuters. Telecommuters bring in a variety of valuable skill sets

that can be used in startups and a variety of other ways in the county.

Q. Who is the largest employer in Boundary County? How many people

do they employ?

A. The School District has 226 active employees and is the largest

employer in Boundary County.

The other large employers in the county include Boundary County

Community Hospital, U.S. Government (Border Patrol and Forest

Service), Idaho Forest Group, Kootenai River Inn and Casino and Elk

Mountain Farms.

We have several companies that employ from two to 50 people. The county

is fairly diverse in types of companies, but the wood product industry,

wood value added and wood by-products, make up the largest segment

of employment. Other segments include medical labs, manufacturing,

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professional services and e-commerce. We continue to see small startup

companies, and the county continues to pursue companies that will

diversify our workforce.

Q. Are you aware of any new businesses coming to the area?

A. Several new businesses started this past year. We have had an

e-commerce business start in the county in addition to restaurants, auto

body repair, agricultural and farm animal meat providers. There have

been other companies who have looked into bringing their business here,

but most want a ready-to-go building for their operations. We have very

few buildings that meet the specifications these companies require for

their manufacturing operations. Most small to midsize companies do not

want to build a plant for moving their operations. They are looking to

move now with their employees.

Most of the small manufacturers do not want to get into a building project

before they move. Most want to lease or purchase a building that is ready

made for their operations. Having buildings in place for manufacturers is

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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Walk into Dot’s Country Kitchen and Auntie’s Fabrics and you

immediately feel at home. Cozy displays of colorful spatterware,

home decor, housewares, handmade signs and other beautiful objects

draw your eye around the room. Step into the back section and you suddenly

get an urge to sew for your entire family, or at the very least, make something

creative with their amazing selection of fabric!

Auntie’s Fabrics was opened by Leanna Wedel seven years ago in the tan

building across from the airport (previously a furniture building business). Her

inventory has increased over the years; she now stocks flat folds and bolts of

high-end dress fabrics, along with a large selection of notions: threads, zippers,

buttons, trim and much more. Being of the Mennonite Church, she offers a

number of beautifully sewn simple dresses and slips.

Dorothy Unruh had started a spatterware business, popular in both her church

and the community, in her home before quickly outgrowing the space. Needing

more room and exposure, Dot moved into the building with Leanna six years

ago, and their businesses blend nicely together. They share shop coverage,

which works well for both women; they can work and spend time at home and

doing other projects.

The splatterware business expanded to carry top-quality kitchen products

(she carries the best cookie sheets ever!), home decor and ware, and furniture

(built by Dot’s husband, Clayton, as well as Leanna’s brother, Roger Unruh,

and his sons), clocks and mirrors. Along the way, Dot added her first vendor.

Her daughter, Becki Minden, makes beautiful hand-printed signs, which are a

perfect addition to the store. Her business, My Rusty Heart, is expanding also;

she sells her products online and at local holiday craft sales and Sandpoint’s

iconic Funky Junk Sale. Becki also does custom work; see a sign that you like

but want different colors or have a design in mind? Ask and Becki will create

one just exactly the way you want it.

This past spring, another of Dot’s daughters, Willa Unruh, added a greenhouse

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a great start, selling garden plants, succulents (thus the name!) and hanging baskets along with

some fun outdoor decorating pieces. Right now, the greenhouse is being used by Becki for a fallthemed

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Hollywood is known for churning

out blockbusters, and if one takes

hold, you can bet that a second and

third are already being planned.

The same goes for remakes, reimaginings and

prequels. Audiences are gravitating toward

characters and storylines they are familiar with

and are eager to see the lead up to their favorite

characters or perhaps the conclusions.

More than 30 years after its debut, another

sequel is in the works that many ‘80s action

fans are eagerly anticipating. Cinema’s most

famous pilot is back for “Top Gun: Maverick.”

The long-awaited sequel to the original 1986

“Top Gun” has been in the works for some time,

and production on the sequel began earlier

this summer. Only a few details of the plot

have emerged, but according to “Variety,” Tom

Cruise’s character will now be an instructor, with

the film exploring “a world of drone technology,

fifth-generation fighters and the end of the era

of dog-fighting.”

The movie made Cruise and Val Kilmer

household names, and the sound engineering

and battle scenes were groundbreaking for its

time. The original story is centered around a

group of real-life aviators, one of whom has ties

to North Idaho.

Christopher “Boomer” Wilson, a resident of

Hope at the time of his 2010 death, was a 28-year

veteran of naval aviation, having accumulated

more than 5,400 hours in the air for the U.S.

Navy and taking the controls of 30 different

types of aircraft.

People throughout the world caught a glimpse

of Wilson’s distinguished career as it was

Wilson who was the inspiration for Viper, the

commander of Top Gun played by Tom Skerritt.

In addition to leading the Navy Fighter Weapons

School, Top Gun, Wilson logged more than 150

missions over Vietnam and Laos, was a lead

force in the ACEVAL/AIMVAL joint missile

and tactics test at Nellis AFB in Nevada, earned

six Air Medals for heroism and served as the

Commander for Fighter Squadron TWO.

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BONNERS FERRY

LIVING LOCAL

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ANTICIPATED SEQUEL

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE WILSON FAMILY

But to Wilson’s family, his career, although

remarkable, was nothing in comparison to the

man he was. To them he was simply known as

Dad, Chris and Pop Pop; a man who enjoyed

nothing more than being with friends and family

and playing and joking with his grandchildren.

“He was such a humble man,” said Kim Russo,

Wilson’s daughter and a resident of Sandpoint.

“In fact, I did not even know of many of his

accomplishments until his funeral.”

Growing up, Kim said they were primarily

stationed in San Diego with the exception of

one year when the family lived in Las Vegas.

Following her parents’ divorce when she was 12

years old, Wilson was stationed in Hawaii and

finished out his career working at the Pentagon.

“I remember he would fly in before the ship

arrived,” said Kim of the memories of greeting

her dad as he returned from a mission. “We

would run to give him a big hug when he got

off the plane.”

Kim said she and her siblings did not really

know what their dad did on a daily basis. “We

just knew he was Dad and that he had a cool

job,” she said.

Wilson’s wife Tere said she, too, knew little

about his career. But since his untimely death

from cancer, she has been privileged to learn

more of her husband’s career from many of

Boomer’s comrades.

“His early F-8 days and flying missions in

Vietnam were most likely some of his fondest

and most challenging times,” said Tere. “He

always felt badly and personally challenged

about his long cruises away from his family.”

She adds, however, that Wilson felt honored

to be able to contribute to something that was

bigger than his own life and personal goals—the

Navy and the United States of America.

When she was about 13 years old, Kim recalls

learning a bit more about the important work

her dad did when his career was depicted in

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People throughout the world caught a glimpse of Wilson’s

distinguished career as it was Wilson who was the inspiration

for Viper, the commander of Top Gun played by Tom Skerritt.

"Top Gun." I got to go to the set and meet Tom Cruise during the volleyball

scene,” said Kim, who was likely the envy of all her teenage friends.

Wilson was very active in the community, specifically at the Bird Aviation

Museum, where he enthusiastically served as a volunteer.

“Jack Epps wrote the script and spent two months with Boomer and

the instructors at the Top Gun school,” explained Tere. “He used many

of Boomer’s stories, along with the other guys' stories, while writing the

script.” In fact, the famous coffee cup spilling fly-by was Boomer’s story,

however, significantly toned down from the actual incident. During his

young days as a pilot, Boomer broke the sound barrier at the Cubi Point

Officers Club in the late ‘60s, and while doing so he broke a huge plate

glass window and many light bulbs throughout the base. “Hence the call

sign ‘Boomer’ was born. Luckily he never was blamed for the incident!”

Tere explained that her husband shied away from the attention he received

from his notable career, but the family could not be more proud of the man

they loved dearly and miss every single day. “Our family is truly humbled,

honored and extremely proud of Boomer, his accomplishments as a Navy

officer and a loving father, husband and friend. He was one in a million,”

said Tere.

During the last 14 years of his life, Boomer and Tere called Hope, Idaho,

home for much of the year. “We fell in love with Sandpoint and Hope

after researching the area for a retirement home,” said Tere. “The multiseasonal

recreation and the unpretentiousness of the community drew us

here as well.”

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“When Drs. Pam and Forrest Bird opened the museum, Boomer started

the docent program for them,” said Tere. “His favorite part of serving as

a docent was giving tours to the young students who came through the

museum.”

With all of his accomplishments, awards and honors, Kim said that for

her and the family what means the most is the type of man her father

was. “So many people looked up to him because of his career, but that’s

nothing compared to the person he was—a loving and dedicated father,

grandfather and husband,” she said. “His was a life cut too short.”

The next time you go to a movie centered on a Navy SEAL mission, marine

rescue operation or historical battle, remember that while as entertaining

as these are, most are the stories of those who actually lived through

them. Some made it out, others did not, but all should be remembered.

Unless you’ve lived within a military family, the situation is difficult to

understand, but honoring the service and sacrifice these families make for

our country is paramount.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is sure to be entertaining and bring in plenty of cash,

but let’s not forget that its original inspiration came decades ago from

brave patriots like Boomer Wilson. The movie is scheduled for release in

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Cold-Weather Skincare

Nurturing your skin during the chilly months

By Bri Williams, RN, BSN. Refined Aesthetics Med Spa PLLC

We hate to say it, but the days are getting shorter and winter is fast

approaching. While living in a Winter Wonderland has endless

benefits (we are surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty,

and there is no shortage of fun outdoor activities), the drop in temperature

means cold, dry air with lower humidity levels outdoors, and heat sources

indoors, all of which leave our skin dry, itchy and parched. Now is a great

time to develop a routine that will leave your skin hydrated and glowing from

now until the first blooms of spring.

The first step to healthy skin is a healthy diet, and winter is an important time

of the year to increase your intake of healthy fats. Foods rich in omega-3 and

omega-6 fatty acids (walnuts, salmon, avocado and olive oil to name a few)

help to restore moisture to dry skin and protect against free-radical damage

and oxidation. It is also important to increase your water intake. Drinking

half your bodyweight in ounces daily, as well as decreasing alcohol and

caffeine consumption, will ensure you are well hydrated from the inside out.

hot) shower will help to maintain the natural oils on your skin. Your skincare

routine should include a gentle exfoliating scrub that contains a mild glycolic

or lactic acid, or a wet washcloth, to remove dead skin cells two to three

times a week. This will allow your moisturizer to be more easily absorbed.

While looking for a body moisturizer, choose a product that contains lanolin

or ceramides to help your skin hold on to moisture. A great ingredient to

hydrate your face without clogging your pores is hyaluronic acid and, as a

bonus, will help to plump the skin for a more youthful appearance. Oils, such

as squalene and lapis, are also great choices for hydrating your face.

Dry skin doesn’t have to be something you suffer with throughout the fall

and winter season. A healthy diet, protecting your skin and nurturing it with

the correct skincare products will keep your skin healthy and glowing all year

long. Make dry and itchy skin a thing of the past.

While enjoying the great outdoors, make sure to protect your skin with

clothing and sunscreen. Yes, sunscreen. Even in the dead of winter our

skin is vulnerable to the harsh UV rays of the sun, even more so at higher

elevations where there is less atmosphere to filter the harmful UV rays, and

around snow due to the reflection of the sun’s rays. It is recommended to use

a sunscreen with either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide for the best protection

and reapply every two to three hours.

A day spent out in the cold leaves most of us longing for a quick warm up.

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Make

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Impact All

Year

Shopping locally has domino effect in the community

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

It is the time of year when we start making our lists. What

gift should we purchase for those special people in our lives

this holiday season? After all, we want something that will be

different from the rest; something that truly reflects the love we

have for someone.

This year, while making those lists, think about how you can also

influence your local economy. And then consider making it a habit

not just during the holiday season but year round. There are a few

campaigns that have already been encouraging people to do so,

and this is the story behind an impact of two of those.

The 3/50 Project

One such way to boost the local economy is by taking part in the

3/50 Project whose mission is “saving the brick and mortars the

nation is built upon.”

The concept of the 3/50 Project is simple: Pick three. Spend 50.

Save your local economy.

Organizers encourage people to choose three independently

owned businesses that they know they would miss if they were to

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suddenly close down. Commit to spending $50 each month at one of

these stores, whether it is a local health food store, gift shop, restaurant,

salon or clothing store, and locals will be doing their part to make a

significant impact on their local economy.

According to those behind the 3/50 Project, for every $100 spent in

locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the local community

through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. On the contrary, if you

spend your money at a “big box” store, only $43 stays local. And for

online spending, well, it’s a big zero.

Minneapolis resident Cindy Baxter is the driving force behind the 3/50

Project. She is the former owner of a successful retail store and is now a

retail consultant and professional speaker with a mission to strengthen

independent brick-and-mortar businesses. Baxter shares that she feels

an obligation to pay forward the knowledge and expertise she has

gained throughout the years.

With a simple blog post back in 2009, following a week of news reports

focusing on how consumer spending drives the economy, Baxter’s post

suggesting the principles behind the 3/50 Project propelled people

into action. Only a week later, she was handing out free flyers to

businesses, and by the end of that month she had launched her website,

The350Project.net.

Today, businesses can register and receive free marketing tools from the

3/50 Project at no cost. If you are a local business owner, go ahead and

check it out. You will be surprised at the impact such a simple concept

can have!

Small Business Saturday

It was not too long ago when our economy was struggling and in the

midst of a recession. For small businesses, that struggle was especially

difficult. American Express sought to find a way they could help support

those locally owned businesses that do so much to keep the local

economy strong, funneling the money spent back into the communities

they serve.

It was in 2010 when American Express launched Small Business

Saturday. On one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year, the

Saturday after Thanksgiving, American Express’s campaign was aimed at

bringing more holiday shopping to small businesses around the country.

It was only one year later when the Senate unanimously passed a

resolution supporting Small Business Saturday, and by 2012, all 50 states

were participating.

Now, eight years later, the campaign is going strong as more and more

businesses are taking part in the quest, displaying Small Business

Saturday signs in their windows and bringing people in who may not

normally shop there.

A report commissioned by American Express and the National

Federation of Independent Businesses reports that in 2017 an estimated

project

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As the holiday season

approaches, think small,

think local and feel good

about the fact your shopping

experience is helping your

hometown.

108 million consumers shopped or dined

at local independently owned businesses on

Small Business Saturday. That number translates into

approximately 43 percent of all Americans.

And while we often think of Small Business Saturday and

shopping local as being benefits to the business owner, the

benefits to consumers are also significant.

When one chooses to shop in his or her locally owned

stores, they are not only saving themselves time by

not traveling to other destinations, but they likely are

also saving money. Traveling out of town for one’s

shopping needs requires the cost of gas, time away

from home or work and, depending upon where you

go, could also mean a higher sales tax. If you are an Internet

shopper, you may save time but not always money. After all,

those shipping costs can quickly add up.

SMALL

BUSINESS

SATURDAY

And you may not realize it but making a conscious effort to

shop locally as much as possible is also a benefit to friends and

neighbors.

Small business owners are known for their contributions to

the many nonprofit agencies that in turn help our community

members. In fact, statistics show those locally owned and

operated stores are two-and-a-half times more likely to donate

to nonprofit agencies than the large chain stores.

Small business owners are the ones who take the money they

earn and reinvest it into their community with their own

purchases of goods and services. Can the same be said for the

big box stores? By shopping at locally owned stores you are not

only helping to stimulate the local economy, but you may likely

be helping other people in the community who rely upon

several of our nonprofits during the down times in their lives.

As the holiday season approaches, think small, think local and

feel good about the fact your shopping experience is helping

your hometown. And while you are at it, maybe make a New

Year’s resolution to continue the practice all year long.

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CONQUERING

ONLINE

How you can become successful

BY COLIN ANDERSON

In today’s world, anything you need can be sent to you without ever

leaving your couch. A myriad of online shopping options are out

there from behemoths like Amazon and Ebay to specialty sites for

very specific products. In many cities, the weekly grocery trip has

changed completely. Shoppers can purchase everything from their

phone or computer and it will be ready to pick up when they arrive at

the store. In some cases groceries are even delivered. Removing the

brick and mortar from a business can save thousands in associated

costs, and those who want to turn their hobby into part- or full-time

income have places to push their goods as well.

Like in any market, the competition is fierce amongst online retailers

big and small, and getting your products to the front of search results

is no simple task. There are, however, several sites and techniques for

those who are looking to make a small splash in this multi-billion

dollar industry.

Social Media Marketing

Setting up a business-specific set of social media pages is vital to

any business looking for maximum reach. Channels like Facebook,

Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter are all free to set up, and for many

consumers these are the platforms in which they are influenced on

fashion trends, news and upcoming events.

With these platforms you can post stories or content about your

product, show photos of the piece from concept to finished product,

and interact with current or potential customers. A jewelry designer

might wish to hold a Twitter chat or livestream so followers can watch

an item being made and speak directly to the artisan who is making it.

Facebook allows you to open your own ‘Shop’ directly on its platform

so followers can purchase your item while on the popular social

media site. Placing ads on Facebook is also very affordable, and with

its enormous database of users, you control who your message gets to.

If your target is 30- to 40-year-old married women without kids and

within 30 miles of your location, you can set the filters and choose

how much you want to spend. Easy-to-read charts show you how

many impressions your ad received and allow you to easily calculate

your cost per lead or cost per sale.

High-Quality Images

While phones have come a long way, simply snapping a quick pic

of your product and putting it online isn’t always the best method.

Hiring a professional to shoot multiple views and angles will ensure

better quality images in your online store. Professionals know proper

lighting and the ins and outs of photo-editing software such as

Photoshop. Consumers are becoming more and more visual, and the

better your images the better response you will receive.

If your startup doesn’t have the capital for a professional, there are

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some budget solutions as well. If your items

are small like handmade crafts or jewelry,

table-top sized photo studios are available. In

many cases these bright white squares are already

lit, but in some, the lighting is placed outside of the

device. Larger sizes are available for those looking

to model clothes or furniture. Price and quality vary

greatly from basic models around $50 to larger higherend

studios reaching into the thousands.

Know the Charges

If you go with a well-established online marketplace like

Etsy or Houzz, make sure you are aware of the costs to list

your items and the commission that is paid when your item

does sell. For example, Etsy charges 20 cents for each listing.

When the item sells, the company takes a 5-percent commission

and also charges a 3-percent payment processing fee to complete

the order. Knowing what it costs to make a sale will help you price

your items correctly. There are smaller sites that charge smaller fees

and commissions but you are unlikely to receive the support, fraud

protections and shipping options that the larger platforms offer.

Ecommerce is only continuing to

grow, and whether you’re looking

to have your product take over the

globe or just sell a few pieces

each year, there is a platform that

will get your item exposure to

those looking to buy it.

Be Creative and Mix it Up

When you choose the platform that you feel is right for your

product, do all that you can to learn everything about the site.

These companies also make money off your product, so it is their

goal for you to succeed. Each offers stories of users’ success and

failures and provide step-by-step instructions on creating the right

attention-grabbing listings. Many have built-in communities which

allow you to chat and brainstorm with other users or speak with

company employees about issues you are having.

If your items aren’t selling, don’t be afraid to mix things up. When

listing an item, think about what descriptions and categories you

want to utilize. There are a lot of ‘vintage chairs’ for sale, so look at

narrowing down the search parameters. It can be tricky, but don’t

be afraid to continually tweak your listings until you find the best

results and response.

Ecommerce is only continuing to grow, and whether you’re looking

to have your product take over the globe or just sell a few pieces

each year, there is a platform that will get your item exposure to

those looking to buy it. Like any other business, have a plan, budget

and goals when starting your online business—and be the boss!

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Shopping on a budget

Tips and tricks to saving over the holidays

By Jillian Chandler

The holiday season is upon us, and gift-giving ideas are beginning to flow. Of course, our imagination and Christmas

spirit might get ahead of our bank accounts, so it’s important to stay on track and shop smartly while satisfying both

gift recipient and our budget. Here are ways to keep you within your allotted budget this shopping season.

Set a budget

Before you leave the house for an afternoon of spirited holiday shopping, you

must first set a firm budget—and stick to it! This is a time of year that should be

joyful. Why ruin that feeling by ending the year with unnecessary debt? Figure

out what you can reasonably afford and go from there. Allot an amount to each

person you’ll be shopping for (your budget will help determine how many you

are able to include on your personal “nice list”) and … you’re off!

A list is a must

There’s no greater joy than seeing the smiles on your loved ones’ faces

Christmas morning, but note, it is not imperative to shop for every family

member or friend. Before you get a start on your holiday shopping, and taking

into consideration your budget, make a list of family and friends and what you

want to buy them. By sticking to a list of gift items you intend to purchase, it

will dissuade you from buying more than you intend to. Remember, it’s the

thought of the gift that counts—not the number of gifts. Stick to your guns, and

your list, and you’ll leave the store with a smile.

Ignore sale signs

Those sale signs and the tempting buy one, get one can send you on a shopping

spree of no return—and a less than happy bank statement. We know, it can

be difficult not to take a bite of one of the many sales happening throughout

the holiday season. Yes, sales are great if it’s an item you had already planned

on purchasing, but if it’s not, no matter how much you’re saving, you’re still

spending. This is a reminder, again, to stick to that list and budget.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

A Late Fall Getaway

to the Oregon Coast

Lincoln City’s Finders Keepers and Art

Glass make a great theme for your trip

STORY AND PHOTOS BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

Late fall is a wonderful time of the year to visit the Oregon Coast. The summer crowds are long gone and the area

settles into a slower pace. Midway down the coast, Lincoln City makes a good centrally located base for all the

seaside has to offer. When planning a getaway, it’s fun to design a trip around a theme. When visiting Lincoln City,

it has to be the renowned Finders Keepers project and art glass.

Finders Keepers

Lincoln City’s Float Fairies are busy this time of year as they scurry to hide a super drop of the beautiful glass floats the town

is well-known for before the Thanksgiving Holiday week. The Float Fairies are volunteers who pass a screening process, are

sworn to secrecy and much like a superhero they remain anonymous. Each year they hide more than 3,000 floats on seven

miles of beach from Roads End on the north to Siletz Bay on the south as part of Lincoln City’s Finders Keepers program.

During the holiday week from November 22 through 25, they will hide an extra 50 floats.

Finders Keepers began as a way to mark the millennium. A local artist recommended the idea of hiding the glass floats, and

Lincoln City sponsored the project. The first season took place in 1999-2000 and was hugely popular. The Finders Keepers

project is a perfect mix of history, art and the outdoors. Searching for glass fishing floats has long been a popular pastime

on the Oregon Coast when floats can wash ashore from as far as Japan. Art glass is a great medium for capturing the beauty

of the area. For the 2018 season, eight different art studios make the brightly colored glass floats, and each are signed and

numbered. Add in a nice stroll on the beach and you have a perfect activity.

Learn about the history of the area at the North Lincoln County Historical Society Museum. The museum is in the midst

of the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. After visiting the museum the district is an interesting area to explore with

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EACH YEAR THEY HIDE MORE THAN 3,000 FLOATS

ON SEVEN MILES OF BEACH FROM ROADS END

ON THE NORTH TO SILETZ BAY ON THE SOUTH

AS PART OF LINCOLN CITY’S FINDERS KEEPERS

PROGRAM. DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK FROM

NOVEMBER 22 THROUGH 25, THEY WILL HIDE AN

EXTRA 50 FLOATS.

shops, restaurants and art glass. Your stop at the museum is to view the

spectacular collection of Japanese fishing floats donated by Jim Watson

and Nick Simpson. The glass floats were used to hold up fishing nets and

range in size from a few inches to 2 feet in diameter. There are many

unique examples of floats made in Japan for their fishing industry.

Somehow they made their way all the way to the Oregon Coast by wave

and ocean currents. Many an Oregon native has combed the coast hoping

to find one of these treasures.

Nearby is the Lincoln City Glass Center. Stop by to just watch the talented

artists working with the challenging molten glass or try your hand at

glass blowing yourself and make your own glass float. The whole process

is very interesting and even children can participate (height restrictions).

The center also has a shop where the artists have exercised their creativity

with a large variety of art glass. Insider Tips: Make a reservation and

know that glass art takes 24 hours to cool down so allow time to create

your piece and pick it up the next day. The center can also ship your piece

to you.

The SW 51st Street Beach Access is nearby and a great place to start your

search for a glass float. There are some basic rules when you embark on

your hunt for art glass. Floats are hidden above the high tide line and

below the beach embankment. Float fairies hide the glass globes every day

rain or shine, and they are placed only during daylight hours throughout

the day not just all at once. If you are lucky enough to find a float, call

541.996.1274 or text FLOATS to 24587 to register it. You will receive a

Certificate of Authenticity as well as information about the artist who

made it. During your trip to Lincoln City, plan a number of searches at

different locations; you have 7 miles to choose from.

Other Activities

You won’t be bored spending a few days in the area. Begin your

Christmas shopping at the Lincoln City Outlets or some of the many

unique stores and shops that are along Highway 101. Make sure to stop

at the Christmas Cottage, which has been a visitor favorite for 45 years.

The store carries over 25,000 ornaments from around the world.

The Lincoln City Culinary Center offers a variety of classes during the

month of November. Relax and watch a demonstration class while

learning about local foods or take a hands-on class. The center also offers

custom classes. With enough notice they can arrange a class for you

and your family. This is a good experience for extended family groups,

a girls’ trip or a get together with your friends. Chef Donna Riani is tons

of fun, and she knows how to find local experts for interesting culinary

experiences.

Siletz Bay is the place to crab, clam and fish. The bay is much calmer than

the ocean, and everyone will enjoy the many sea birds and sea lions that

frequent the area. Bill Paterek is a local resident expert. and although he

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The Speci f ics

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VIVIAN’S RESTAURANT – 1115 SE 1ST ST, LINCOLN CITY,

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KYLLO’S SEAFOOD AND GRILL – KYLLOSSEAFOODAND-

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relax and rejuvenate

only offers his free clinics during the spring and summer months, you

can tap into his expertise at his website CrabMax.com. Learn how to use

a folding crab trap by watching one of his videos. You can purchase his

traps at local stores or online. His website also has links to all the websites

you will need regarding “the rules” and local tides. Beach crabbing is

much easier to do than fishing with a quicker reward. There is something

so satisfying about yanking in a trap and finding it full of crabs.

Where to Stay

Lincoln City has a variety of Mom-and-Pop beachfront hotels, fancy

resorts and chain hotels with many options to choose from and most are

on the beach, near the beach or a short walk to the beach. The Chinook

Winds Casino Resort is an out-of-the-box choice for a family stay, but it

is a surprising family friendly option. Non-smoking rooms are available,

and the suite building is located well away from the main casino building

and is ocean front. The junior suites are equipped with an oceanfront

balcony, fireplace, microwave and refrigerator, and have plenty of room

for a family stay. There are stunning sunset views of the Pacific Ocean

from the room’s spacious balcony, and a long stretch of beach provides

miles of peaceful walking. Located across the parking lot is the Play

Palace, which offers safe childcare for children 3 through 11. This is a

nice option if you want to enjoy a meal without the kids. At $17.95 for

four hours per child, it is a bargain.

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Where To Eat

Lincoln City’s dining scene is very eclectic. I love off-season because you

find where the locals eat. Don’t miss breakfast at Vivian’s Restaurant and

Bob’s Barbeque (but locals just call it Vivian’s). This hidden gem is tucked

on a side street just past the “D” River Bridge. Enjoy your breakfast with

views of the world’s shortest river. The Wild Flower Grill cooks made-toorder,

and the food is well worth the wait. I am still thinking about the

delicious white chocolate and huckleberry cheesecake. If you like seafood

you will want to have dinner at Kyllo’s Seafood and Grill. Delectable

dishes are made with fresh locally sourced seafood and grass-fed beef.

The crab stuffed halibut is a culinary masterpiece of halibut stuffed with

Dungeness crab and ricotta, topped with a garlic sauce and garnished

with wild large gulf shrimp. Plan ahead; they don’t take reservations, and

you may have to wait—but oh so worth it. The Chinook Winds Casino’s

premier restaurant is the Rogue River Steakhouse located at the top of

the casino with 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Their bone-in

ribeye steak is one of the best I’ve ever eaten. The newly remodeled eatery

definitely provides an upscale dining experience.

The Oregon Coast is just what you need to relax and rejuvenate before the

holiday season, and you can’t go wrong making Lincoln City your base.


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Pesto Ricotta +

Cherry Tomato Pasta

RECIPE AND PHOTO COURTESY OF MARINA GUNN

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Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp. olive oil

• 1 clove garlic, grated

• 1 cup cherry tomatoes

• 1 box of pasta, your choice (I love grain-free Cappellos

pasta, but you can choose fettuccine, spaghetti, whatever

you’d like.)

• 4 basil leaves (optional)

Pesto Ricotta

• 8 oz. ricotta (I use a dairy-free ricotta from Kite Hill, but

you can use regular ricotta as well!)

• 4 oz. frozen spinach

• 1 tbsp. pesto

• Juice of 1/2 lemon

Method:

• Place skillet over medium heat with 2 tbsp. olive

oil. Once heated, add the grated garlic. Cook until

browned (1 minute).

• Add 3/4 cup of the cherry tomatoes and cook until

browned and they have burst (7-8 minutes). Be sure

to cover with a lid, as they can be messy.

• While the tomatoes are cooking, combine 8 oz.

ricotta, 4 oz. frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh), 1 tbsp.

pesto and the juice of 1/2 lemon to a blender. Pulse

until combined. Add salt to taste and pulse once

more.

• Add the pesto ricotta mixture to the cooked

tomatoes and turn to low heat. Cook for 8-9

minutes until heated throughout. Stir occasionally.

• In a large boiling pot, boil water and cook

according to the instructions for the pasta of your

choice. I suggest the grain-free fettuccine from

Cappello's—my favorite!

• Once pasta is cooked and drained, slowly add the

pasta with tongs to the pesto tomato sauce. Mix

together by tossing the pasta, not stirring.

• Serve with fresh basil leaves if you’d like and …

enjoy!

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in a beautiful setting. Their diversified menu features locally

grown produce, meats and wild game, as well as fresh herbs

harvested from their own garden. Open for dinner Friday

and Saturday 4 to 9pm, Saturday brunch 9am to 1pm, and

breakfast Tuesday through Friday 7 to 10am.

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BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

LATTE

At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with

fast, friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find

hearty and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of

specialty coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry?

There's a drive-up window for your convenience. A stop at

this restaurant is a must for locals and visitors alike!

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208.267.1486

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CHIC-N-CHOP

At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful

service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff

treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and

customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies and

more, they’re open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30am to 8pm

and Sunday 6am to 2pm.

6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry

208.267-2431

BIG DADDY'S

At Big Daddy’s, you’ll be treated to delicious smoked

meats, great burgers and ice cold drinks. You’ll find a great

atmosphere—the perfect gathering place for locals complete

with pool table. They also offer outdoor seating, host fun

events and are a destination stop for Canadians and other

tourists.

68 Trading Post Rd. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.0434

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SIMPLE SIMON'S PIZZA

6425 South Main Street

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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Find great deals, food and service at Simple Simon's Pizza!

Located in Conoco, they offer dining-in and drive-up service

as well as delivery. From pizzas (whole or by the slice), calzones

and wings to sandwiches and pastas, you can also enjoy handdipped

huckleberry ice cream and shakes, daily specials and

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TWO TONES CAFE

Two Tones Cafe is a brand new restaurant where guests will

enjoy flavors from around the world in dishes made using

the freshest ingredients. With menu options ranging from

Asian salads and nachos, to unique beef and chicken entrees,

burgers, salads and desserts, there's something for everyone!

Indoor and patio seating available. Open daily 11am to 9pm.

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SOUL SHINE

Step into SoulShine, at their new location, where you’ll

discover different daily house-made specials at this cozy

bistro. They are committed to using local and ethically sourced

ingredients as much as possible, so by choosing to dine at

SoulShine, you’re supporting our local farmers as well! Now

serving breakfast along with their sandwiches, wraps, salads,

soups and baked goods. Sit back, relax and treat yourself to

their delicious fare.

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NOV

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Abundant Blessings

Three Mile Café Thanksgiving

Dinner a tradition for many

By Patty Hutchens

For the last several decades, Chuck Quillan has spent the Thanksgiving holiday celebrating with old friends and making new ones. As the

owner of Three Mile Café in Bonners Ferry, he has hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at his restaurant for more than 30 years, and he doesn’t plan

to stop anytime soon.

“It’s open to anyone and everyone,” said Chuck. “We typically have about 200 to 250 people, and one year we had as many as 400.”

There are always more volunteers than he needs, and some have been donating their time for as long as 20 years. “Each year they leave and

say, ‘See you again next year!’” said Chuck. The volunteers are not just from the Bonners Ferry community; there are some of his regular

customers who travel from as far away as Creston, BC, to help serve.

A full Thanksgiving feast, Chuck said much of the event is as much social as it is about sharing a Thanksgiving meal together.

A humble man, Chuck started the tradition more than three decades ago because “it seemed like a good idea at the time,” he said. “And it still

does. Many people need it, and many people don’t have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving. And I get the pleasure of doing it.”

The Thanksgiving dinner, for which there is no charge, is served from 10am to 1pm at the Three Mile Café, but Chuck said people are there as

early as 9am, and he and his volunteers stay until everything is done. “A lot of people stand around and visit. It’s a lot of fun.”

For many, both volunteers and patrons, the Three Mile Café Thanksgiving Dinner has become a tradition and truly reflects the meaning of the

holiday.

“Everyone gets something out of it; the people who serve and the people who are served. It’s a fun time for everyone,” said Chuck.

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NOV

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Fall Festival & Fashion Show

Fundraiser

Head to The Pearl Theater 6 to 10pm for an evening

of fall and fashion. During the event, guests will

enjoy wine, new fashion by The Dressing Room,

community and live entertainment. Hosted by

Boundary County Victim Services, all proceeds will

go to benefit Boundary County victims of crime.

Tickets are $15 each and available at The Dressing

Room, Under the Sun and Bonner Books.

Stamping Card Class

Hosted by Katherine Cowell of Stampin Up!, join her for a holiday

card-making class Thursday, November 8, 6 to 8pm, at Chic-N-Chop.

Those in attendance will make three projects for only $5 or free with

a Stampin Up! order. Enjoy an evening of chatting and creating cards.

Find out more on Facebook.

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NOV

NOV

NOV

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Live Music with Kerry Leigh

Head to Kootenai River Brewing Company for

an evening of Americana, folk, rock, country

and blues with live music by musician Kerry

Leigh 5 to 8pm. Enjoy a glass of the best porter

in the Panhandle while Kerry sings you some

stories. For more information, call Kootenai

River Brewing at 208.267.4677.

70th Annual Harvest Sale

Hosted by Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter, head to

Bonners Ferry High School Friday, November 9,

5:30 to 9:30pm for the 70th Annual Harvest Sale.

The evening includes dinner, which will be served

in the commons at 5:30pm, followed by the auction

starting promptly at 6:30pm in the auditorium.

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Dinner & Silent Auction Benefit

Saturday, November 10, 6 to 8pm, be sure to

attend this Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

Benefit for Brian Ashby, a Bonners Ferry native

who was recently diagnosed with advancedstage

cancer. Tickets are available for pre-sale

at Battle Grounds Coffee, Lou's Hair and North

Hill Tire. Tickets are $10 per plate and all funds

will go directly to Brian and his medical care

and living expenses. For more information or

those interested in donating an auction item,

contact Andrakay Pluid at 208.946.7598.

NOV

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Brushes on Bottles

Tuesday, November 13 at 6pm, celebrate this coming

season with Generations at the Hemlocks by creating

a beautiful painted wine bottle for your Christmas

table centerpiece or holiday decor. You will be guided

through the painting while you enjoy your beverages

and appetizers. Tickets are $25 per person and

include your wine bottle, painting materials (paints,

brushes, ribbon, etc.) and painting instructions.

Appetizers and beverages will be available for

purchase. Call 208.267.4363 for reservations.

NOV

16 &

17

The Vintage Christmas Market

Now in its 11th year, the Vintage Christmas

Market is another local favorite stop the Friday

and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Held at the

Boundary County Fairgrounds, shoppers will

have dozens of booths and vendors to meander

through, and warm food and drinks will be

available. Find antiques, one-of-a-kind outdoor

and holiday decorations like wreaths and

garland, and repurposed goods and furnishings

brought back to life. Admission is free.

NOV

16

Runaway Symphony

Runaway Symphony is Moscow's favorite ban, with

their songs unfolding like chapters in a novel, weaving

an orchestral folk odyssey through rich harmonies,

dynamic instrumentation and vivid storytelling. Don't

miss their performances at The Pearl Theater on

November 16, with the show starting at 7pm. Call The

Pearl Theater for ticket information at 208.610.2846.

NOV

Bonners Ferry Farmers Market

Holiday Market

Join Bonners Ferry Farmers Market for the annual

Holiday Market and Crafts Fair Saturday, November

17, 9am to 3pm in the Middle School Cafeteria.

Featuring all local, handmade crafts, baked goods,

holiday gifts, farm produce and fine art, it's a

great way to spend the day supporting local while

getting a head start on your holiday shopping.

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NOV

St. Ann's Holiday Sale

The newly completed St. Ann’s Church welcomes back

one of the area’s favorite local sales. St. Ann’s Holiday

Sale is a two-day sale that will be held at the church

on Friday, November 16, 9am to 5pm, and Saturday,

November 17, 9am to 2pm. There are still tables

available for $25 each or two for $40. You can contact

Tammy at 208.610.2424 to reserve your placement.

Lunch will be served both days, and there will also be

delicious pies on hand for purchase.

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16 &

17

Holiday Wreath Making Class

for Kids

Held in the back room of the University of

Idaho Extension Office 10am to 3pm, this

Origami wreath making class is designed for

students 8 to 14 years old. Cost is $10 per

person and includes all paper, instructions and

snacks. Bring a sack lunch. Call the Boundary

County Extension Office at 208.267.3235.

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