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Merry Christmas!

LIVING LOCAL

The Group That

Keeps On Giving

Holiday Entertaining

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GOOD NEWS

Bestowing Blessings

Throughout the World

Life & Community

The Sounds of

Christmas

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Wishing our customers and

community a joyful Christmas!

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reflect on how fortunate we are to connect

with amazing people in the communities

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ABOUT THE COVER

NOTHING SAYS THE HOLIDAYS more than the

smell of a batch of fresh baked cookies coming straight

from the oven. The aromas bring children running to the

kitchen while the adults are taken back to a time when

they were young, reminiscing of the days had helping

Mom and Grandma prepare these special treats in the

kitchen for all to enjoy. Baking together creates special

memories. From sugar, gingerbread and shortbread to

snickerdoodles and macaroons, warm your home, and

your heart, by baking these special treats with those you

hold dear.

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Contents

The Davies Real Estate Team

Photo courtesy of a local resident

pg.48

10 Good News

Local family makes friends through coffee and

more

12 Essentials

Upgrades just in time for the holidays

15 Financial Focus

Time to think about year-end investment moves

17 Life & Community

Annual community concert adds joy to the season

21 Bonners Ferry

Pride

Boys’ soccer team recognized for sportsmanship

22 In Focus

The key to powering future innovation

26 Business Spotlight

Ash Street Market will leave you inspired

pg.10

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28 Living Local

Vicki Blake Thompson’s passion for music has

touched many in our community

32 Health & Lifestyle

We answer your most asked questions about

Botox

34 Holiday Entertaining

Made Simple

Tips and tricks for the season

48 Travel & Leisure

The perfect antidote to all the holiday commotion

NEW!

52 Dining Guide

Eat local! Recipes and where to dine!

56 Arts &

Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music

and shows

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GOOD NEWS

BESTOWING BLESSINGS

Throughout the World

LOCAL FAMILY MAKES FRIENDS THROUGH COFFEE AND MORE

BY PATTY HUTCHENS | PHOTOS COURTESY OF MICAH SMITH

Micah and Nancy Smith, along with their daughter and sonin-law

Hannah and Ben Phillips and son Jacob Smith,

operate Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters in Bonners Ferry.

But their work is much more than a business to them; it is

one of many ways they bestow blessings to others around the world.

“We believe that when you are blessed, it is to be a blessing (to others),”

said Micah.

At Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters, the family purchases green coffee beans

from the farmers they work with and then invest at least 10 percent of

the roasted proceeds back into their production.

“Coffee is just one of the platforms we use to meet the needs of suffering

people,” said Micah, who adds that they started purchasing their coffee

from small farms primarily in Southeast Asia and Nicaragua.

The inspiration behind the name Seven Seeds comes from the Bible in

the book of Deuteronomy, 8:7-8, which reads: “For the Lord your God

is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains

and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley,

of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey.”

Micah shares that in these verses the seven species of Israel contain

a seed, and each seed is a miracle of God, bringing people together

around the table of life and relationship.

Micah said that they also view coffee as a seed and that it holds the same

idea. No matter where he and his family travel, in the mountains of

Thailand, Nicaragua or roasting on their site in North Idaho, the family

nurtures the idea found in the seed and seeks to bless new friends from

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the tree to the cup.

But there are other ways the Smith family bestows blessings on others

as well. Micah and Nancy are the founders of Global Gateway Network,

a nonprofit Christian humanitarian organization. Since first forming

in 2002, volunteers with Global Gateway Network have traveled

throughout the world with an intentional focus on connecting the skills

and gifts of its team members with the needs of hurting people, looking

for various ways and means to gain a voice for Christ.

Their travels through Southeast Asia, Northwest India and the Middle

East have certainly been a blessing to not only those who have received

the benefit of the volunteers’ generosity but those who travel with

Global Gateway Network and help to drill wells, assist with medical

needs, build homes and support the agricultural field in those countries.

“It has shown me how wonderfully generous Americans can be with

their time, resources and skills,” said Micah. “I’ve also been impacted

by the compassion, which I believe is God‘s compassion, expressed

through the hard work and generosity of the many teams that we have

sent to these areas.”

Among the many things that Global Gateway Network has

accomplished in its 16 years include planting churches in places that

were otherwise unreached; launching more than 50 ministry teams

to assist those hurting around the globe; rescuing countless children

from starvation, prostitution and human trafficking, and even death;

initiating a health education program in India. They have also drilled

over 100 freshwater wells in India over the last decade and supported

seven new village pastors in India as well.

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“God has blessed

us, so we should

return the

blessing to others

where we can,”

said Micah.

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To the areas of Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and

Egypt, Global Gateway Network has brought

in medical teams to treat the children and

adults. The teams travel to remote areas and

pay their own expenses. Providing a variety

of services including medical examinations,

medication disbursement, dental care,

nutrition education and vision care, the teams

then donate medical supplies they have used,

saving an estimated cost of $4 million over

the years.

In Vietnam, they have built, developed and

maintained The Center of Hope, which is a

home for children in North Vietnam. They

provide monthly support, school supplies,

clothing, shoes, bikes, blankets and much

more to the Center of Hope.

Global Gateway Network is currently working

with United Hatzalah to establish what is

called an “ambucycle unit” in Israel. Basically

an ambulance on a motorcycle, the vehicles

are equipped with everything an ambulance

has except for the bed. By avoiding traffic

congestion, road closure and debris, the

ambucycle allows first responders to arrive

at the scene much more quickly than an

ambulance.

The fact that Micah and Nancy have not only

founded such an extraordinary organization

to help people worldwide but have also

committed a portion of the profit they receive

through Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters back to

the families who supply them with the coffee

beans, is a wonderful example of how we can

all make a difference in the world.

This Christmas season, take a moment, count

your blessings and think of ways you can pay

it forward. Take it from Micah. You, too, will

be blessed in return.

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“God has blessed us, so we should return the

blessing to others where we can,” said Micah.

For more information on Global Gateway

Network, go to GlobalGatewayNetwork.org.

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ESSENTIALS

Taking Stock of Your Kitchen

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, DESIGNER AT SEVEN BEE INTERIORS, EXCLUSIVELY FOR PONDERAY DESIGN CENTER

SANDPOINT FURNITURE\CARPET ONE\SELKIRK GLASS & CABINETS

With the holidays in full swing, our attention

at home naturally turns to the kitchen. The

center of our homes, the kitchen is often

the busiest room in the house. So it’s only

natural that if we look to make any home improvements this

time of year, our first thought is that our kitchens could use

a little “sprucing up.”

So many people are redoing their countertops these days.

Granite and even quartz countertops are growing more

affordable, and their durability can’t be beat. However, I

often caution people against adding new countertops if their

cabinetry is in sad shape, as eventually the cabinets will

have to be replaced as well, and it just does not make sense

to spend the money on counters if their cabinetry will not

last for at least another 10 years. If this is the case with your

kitchen, then my advice is to wait, do it properly and save

for both new cabinets and countertops. You will not regret

spending the extra money to have a whole new kitchen, even

if it means a year or two longer with the old one!

However, if the cabinetry is solid and still functions properly

(i.e. doors and drawers open and close nicely and the overall

layout is acceptable), then a countertop upgrade is merited.

If the cabinets still function and are solid but appear worn

or dirty, then sometimes it can be a good idea to have them

painted or refinished. However, if they are in good shape

and clean but just “dated,” often just the addition of pretty

hardware is all that’s needed to bring the cabinetry up to our

current standards.

Another upgrade option might include cabinets and

laminate countertops that are still in relatively good shape

but a worn, water-stained wood backsplash that we find in

so many houses from the ‘80s and ‘90s. In this case, an easy

fix would be to remove the old wooden splash and replace

it with some great hard-wearing tile that doesn’t break

the bank and ties the whole look together. A qualified tile

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installer can have this done in as little as a day

or two with minimal disturbance to the rest of

the kitchen.

Flooring works especially hard in a kitchen,

taking a beating from spills, dishes dropping,

trash going in and out, dish water, etc. There

are some great new LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank)

products out there that can go right over

existing sheet vinyl, worn hardwood or even

tile, that can add a layer of durability and

beauty to any decorating scheme. They usually

go in quickly and easily, and this is an upgrade

that can be done in as little as a day!

My advice: Take stock of your kitchen, look

around honestly and ask yourself what needs

to be replaced, what can stay and what needs

a little tweak. To make it just right for you

and your loved ones this holiday season. And

always, if in doubt, contact a professional. Most

of us are trained to take stock of what you

already have while taking your wish list into

account and come up with a game plan to make

your dream kitchen a reality.

Take stock of your kitchen,

look around honestly and

ask yourself what needs

to be replaced, what

can stay and what

needs a little

tweak

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ESSENTIALS

FINANCIAL FOCUS

TIME TO THINK ABOUT YEAR-END INVESTMENT

MOVES

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

EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL ADVISORS, MERLE ANSLEY AND KEVIN CALLOS.

www.edwardjones.com

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We’re in the final month of

2018, but it’s not too soon

to start thinking about

some year-end investment

moves that might benefit you. Here are a few

possibilities (although not all will apply to

your situation):

• Add to your IRA. For the 2018 tax year,

you can put up to $5,500 into your traditional

or Roth IRA (assuming you are eligible) or

$6,500 if you’re 50 or older. If you haven’t

reached this limit, consider adding some

money. You have until April 15, 2019, to

contribute to your IRA for 2018, but why wait

until the last minute?

• Increase your 401(k) contributions. You

already may be investing in your 401(k)

or similar employer-sponsored retirement

plan, but you might be able to bump up your

contributions for the rest of the year, if it’s

allowed. Of course, you should always put

in enough to earn your employer’s matching

contribution, if one is offered.

• Take your RMDs. If you are 70 ½ or older,

you must start taking withdrawals—called

required minimum distributions or RMDs—

from your traditional IRA and your 401(k)

or similar retirement plan. Generally, you

must take these RMDs by December 31 every

year. But if you turned 70 ½ in 2018, you can

wait until April 1, 2019, until you take your

first RMD. However, you will then have to

take a second RMD (the one for age 71) by

December 31, 2019. Taking two RMDs in

one year could give you an unexpectedly

large taxable income for the year, possibly

bumping you into a higher tax bracket and

affecting the amount of your Social Security

benefits subject to taxes. So, if you are

considering delaying your first RMD, consult

with your tax advisor.

• Make changes in response to life events. In

2018, did you experience a major life event,

such as a marriage, divorce or addition of a

child? Or did you change jobs or retire? Any

of these events could lead you to adjust your

investment plans, so now may be the time to

do so, possibly with the help of a financial

professional.

• Review your investment mix. At least

once a year, it’s a good idea to review your

investment mix to ensure it’s still suitable for

your goals and risk tolerance. Sometimes,

even without your taking any action, your

portfolio might change in ways you hadn’t

expected. For example, suppose you wanted

your portfolio to contain 60 percent stocks

and 40 percent bonds and other investments.

After a period of rising prices, though, the

value of your stocks may have increased so

much that they now occupy 65 percent of

your portfolio—which means you may be

taking on more risk than you had originally

intended. Consequently, you may need

to rebalance your portfolio to get back

to your original 60 percent to 40 percent

ratios. (Keep in mind that these figures

are just for illustration; everyone’s ideal

portfolio mix will depend on their individual

situations.)

These aren’t the only year-end moves you

may want to consider, but they can help you

close out 2018 on a positive note. Plus, they

can serve as a reminder that you need to be

vigilant as you keep working toward your

financial goals.

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

THE SOUNDS OF

Christmas

Annual community concert

adds joy to the season

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

It’s been a Bonners Ferry Christmas

tradition for decades. The Annual

Community Choir Christmas Concert

promises to put you in the holiday spirit

and is something for the entire family to enjoy.

Performances will be held at Trinity Lutheran

Church on Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm

and on Sunday, December 16 at 3pm. This

year the community choir will be led by Julie

McLeish, who will be taking over for Vicki

Blake Thompson, who conducted the choir for

the past 22 years.

Julie, who taught music for one year in Idaho

Falls, has been involved in many choirs

throughout the area and looks forward to

bringing the wonderful voices of Bonners

Ferry to life for the community to enjoy.

Accompanied on piano by Jeff Hunsaker,

Julie said as of mid-November there were

approximately 30 vocalists attending the oncea-week

rehearsals, which began in October.

“It is so amazing to listen to the harmony of the

singers,” said Julie. “I love to direct, and this is a

dream come true.”

While the concert is free, donations are

accepted and will go to the cost of purchasing

music, practice CDs and choir workshops.

Julie shares that the annual Christmas Concert

put on by the community choir is truly all

about community.

“There are people of all different religions, and

some who are not affiliated with a religious

background, who come together to sing,” said

Julie. “This choir is such a great part of the

community, and Vicki has left a great legacy.”

The choir will perform a minimum of 10

numbers of traditional Christmas songs in

arrangements that all will enjoy. Refreshments

will be served at the church immediately

following both performances.

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AMAZING TO

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

The GROUP THAT KEEPS on giving

Auxiliary preparing for annual fundraiser

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOUNDARY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

If you’ve wandered the hallways or been

a patient of Boundary Community

Hospital, then you’ve more than likely

seen the effects of one of the longest

standing community groups in the

area. For more than six decades, the Boundary

County Hospital Auxiliary has been raising

funds in order to purchase much-needed

equipment in all areas of care.

The Auxiliary started up in 1953 when a group

of interested women met at the courthouse

and voted to establish the unit, whose primary

purpose would be to give assistance to the

hospital in a service capacity. That assistance

has varied greatly throughout the years

depending on need and availability. Boundary

Community Hospital Marketing Director

Lauren Kuczka was able to dig into the records

dating back to the ‘50s and found that the early

days of the Auxiliary included floor aids who

evolved into certified nursing assistants, a

canning committee and a sewing committee.

Excerpt from September 1955 minutes: “Sewing

Committee makes and mends garments and

articles, which include baby binders and

blankets, children’s pajamas, slings, terry cloth

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slippers and other miscellaneous items. Also

made pert striped uniforms the floor aides

wear while on duty.”

Today the group focuses on generating capital

so it can help the hospital purchase the

latest technology and other important office

equipment. The BCH Auxiliary raises funds

mainly through soda sales from the hospital

vending machines and from the annual pie sale.

“The funds are used to purchase items for all of

the departments at the hospital,” said President

Shirley Mayo.

Most recently the Auxiliary purchased portable

radios for the ECF nurses, infection prevention

isolation caddies for Acute Care and ECF, stools

for outpatient surgery and a patient scale with

handles for Boundary Community Clinics.

Hospital department managers make requests,

which are vetted by senior management at

the hospital. The requests are brought to

the Auxiliary membership at their monthly

meeting where they are reviewed and approved

by the members.

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If you are interested in learning more about the

group or volunteering, the Hospital Auxiliary

has a monthly business/social meeting the

second Tuesday of each month from September

through May at 11:30am at Chic-N-Chop.

“Several members volunteer at the Extended

Care Facility helping with bingo, working in

the garden and visiting with the residents,” said

Mayo.

The major fundraiser for the year is the Annual

Pie Sale. The event is held at Trinity Lutheran

Church in February, and the Auxiliary says it

will need plenty of pie bakers and plenty of pie

buyers. While the date hasn’t been firmed up

just yet, be sure to check the January issue of

Bonners Ferry Living Local for event date and

hours.

Six decades of positively impacting the

community, and the Auxiliary hopes to

continue doing so as long as possible. More

input and volunteers are needed. If you would

like to have a large impact on your community

without a large time commitment, this might

just be the group for you.

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BONNERS FERRY

PRIDE

BOYS’ SOCCER TEAM RECOGNIZED FOR SPORTSMANSHIP

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

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and learning to balance all that goes on in a

teenager’s life academically, athletically and

socially. When parents, coaches and teachers

come together to support students in becoming

their best, amazing things can happen.

In early November, the Bonners Ferry Boys

Soccer team traveled to state and won the

2018 State 3A Soccer Sportsmanship Award.

In a letter to Boundary County School

Superintendent Gary Pflueger, the assistant

director for the Idaho High School Activities

Association (IHSAA), Mike Federico,

commended the school district and its

representatives.

“Sportsmanship is a top priority of the IHSAA.

The ideals of sportsmanship permeate virtually

every aspect of our culture, and the ethics of

fair play may be witnessed in all facets of life,”

wrote Federico. “The origins of sportsmanship

have been firmly established in educationbased

activities as a training ground for good

citizenship and high behavioral standards.”

In determining who is the most deserving

of this prestigious award, an independent

committee attended this year’s state tournament

and judged all of the tournament’s coaches,

participants, administration and spectators—

including parents and other representatives.

“Each school was evaluated on important

behaviors that are guiding principles of

sportsmanship and citizenship, and Bonners

Ferry High School was a true example of a

positive school culture and a community with

pride,” said Federico.

The Idaho High School Activities Association

also commended Principal Kevin Dinning for

being a positive role model at Bonners Ferry

High School, emphasizing that it was his

leadership that shined through in the behavior

of the coaches, players, school representatives

and spectators at this year’s tournament.

In an interview earlier this fall, Head Coach

Wayne Wilkerson had high praises for his

team. “It’s a fantastic group of young men that

all seem to just jive and get along,” he said,

citing just one of the many reasons he enjoys

coaching this group.

Wilkerson has coached the boys for the last

four years but has been part of the program

since 1999 as either a head or assistant coach.

Congratulations to the entire team for an

outstanding soccer season and being a shining

example to others about what it means to

display good sportsmanship. And a special

thank you to the parents, staff and coaches

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INLAND NORTHWEST

TECHNOLOGY PROS ASSOCIATION AND IT/OT

CONVERGENCE

BY JULIE BERRETH,

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF LITEHOUSE , INC.

Looking forward, successful convergence

of information technology (IT) and

operational technology (OT) will be a

driving force behind business-growth

initiatives. Through the integration of these

two disciplines, companies can utilize real data

to drive efficiencies and productivity that will

accelerate product-to-market times and boost

demand while reducing costs and risks. It also

creates opportunities for economic growth that

strengthen communities.

While operational technology brings value to

the manufacturing industry through sensors and

devices, information technology supports the

software used to process the required information

to manufacture products and run the business.

Overcoming challenges posed by the traditionally

competing priorities of the two groups is crucial

to successful convergence; these include merging

strategies, governance and protocol, as well as

security and data.

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Two Inland Northwest companies are leading the

charge with significant examples of how IT/OT

convergence creates competitive advantages and

fuels innovation.

Litehouse, Inc.

For Litehouse, a longtime food and beverage

manufacturer, necessity was the mother of

invention. In order to meet customer demands

and increase sales positioning, the company

needed to improve the quality and accuracy of

package labeling by utilizing data and reducing

manual processes. Other contributing factors

included numerous variations in labeling

requirements for individual customers as well as

bridging the skills gap at their five manufacturing

plants in Idaho, Michigan and Utah.

In the previous methods, workers did not have

access to a single source of data and had to

rely on manual processes. For shipping-box

labeling, customer-specific information was

manually punched into a kiosk at the end of the

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production line and labels were spray coded onto

each box. Pillow prints required changing out

plates on a system similar to an old-style letter

press for proper embossing. This was both time

consuming and prone to errors that ultimately

drove up costs and limited product distribution.

Solutions proposed by printing-equipment

manufacturers were costly and inefficient,

requiring the creation and maintenance of a

combined 900-plus label images and templates,

as well as the purchase of additional equipment

and software licenses.

According to Derek Christensen, senior director

of information technology, the company

decided to assemble an in-house IT/OT team to

define the project’s requirements. Through this

collaboration, the team found they were able to

build and deploy an affordable print-and-apply

labeling system for two forms of packaging by

combining capabilities of existing IT and OT

systems. Christensen says this plan was also

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Immediate cost savings included tens of thousands of dollars in

equipment purchases and a 50-percent reduction in software-license

fees. Most importantly, the new system created consistency and

accuracy that increased Litehouse’s credibility, thereby generating

greater product demand by demonstrating their ability to meet exact

customer requirements for how the product arrives.

Litehouse’s leadership was instrumental in fostering an inclusive

environment of open communication that bridged the relationships

between IT and OT. Short-term benefits were presented to all

stakeholders early in the process to inspire the group. Conscientious

management of the team and their tasks resulted in an innovative

solution that would positively impact the entire business going forward.

Hecla Mining Company

and gas levels, are monitored in real time, optimizing safety and reducing

risks. Equipment is tracked and scheduled for routine maintenance based

on actual data to decrease costs and create efficiencies.

Hecla Mining Company’s IT/OT convergence was motivated by their

commitment to improving safety while creating efficiencies and

reducing costs to stay competitive. Hecla needed the ability to perform

mining tasks remotely to enhance the well-being of their workers while

increasing productivity. Controlling equipment and related maintenance

costs were also vital to achieving business objectives.

Brock Tenney, IT operations supervisor, says the convergence team

worked together, pulling from their areas of expertise to identify off-theshelf

components that were robust enough to handle industrial equipment

operations and suitable to the harsh underground environment. Their

solution required almost no intervention from IT for deployment, and

most importantly, allowed for local decisions underground.

Battery-powered distribution points were daisy-chained from Hecla’s

existing network with powered fiber cabling throughout the mines to

relay data and pull power from their main distribution points. Wireless

access points using Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology minimized the

number of cables that had to be strung.

Hecla can now perform autonomous and tele-remote mining, as well as

execute network-based remote blasting from within offices on the surface.

Personnel, along with environmental conditions, such as temperature

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Tenney, who led the convergence team, believes leadership must be

willing to be bold, try new solutions and demonstrate how they can

improve work processes to create a global benefit. He says curious people

ask questions that can be a catalyst for change. Underground-worker

concerns about the level of monitoring were quickly alleviated once they

were able to use the tools and see the benefits for themselves. In fact,

former employees who stay in touch with Tenney have expressed that

without these types of tools and technology at their new jobs, they are less

productive and feel less empowered. He also credits the project’s success

to setting and managing expectations, along with open communication

that promotes an environment of contribution and collaboration to make

better products and improve lives.

With attrition trends widening the skills gap, businesses must turn

to technology and automated processes to grow effectively. IT/OT

initiatives, by design, will create new roles that help businesses attract

employees, as well as advance and retain current staffing, while driving

innovation that encourages economic progress.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

A LABOR OF

Love

ASH STREET MARKET WILL

LEAVE YOU INSPIRED

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

PHOTOS COURTESTY OF ALISON HENSLEE

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Nineteen years ago, Del and Tara Nelson welcomed their son into the

world, and their joy soon turned to fear as their baby boy, Bryce, was

diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, phenylketonuria (PKU).

Unable to metabolize the essential amino acid phenylalanine, which is

a primary component of all proteins, he has had to adhere to a strict diet

made up of a minimal amount of foods that are extremely low in protein

(most made by a pharmaceutical company) with over 90 percent of his

daily nutrition coming from a medical food formula that he must drink

throughout the day. These foods and formulas are costly, and insurance does

not cover the vast majority of these necessities.

At the time he was born, the condition affected one in 20,000 births. Today,

it is now one in 14,000. There are approximately 45 people in the entire state

of Idaho living with the condition at varying levels of severity, with Bryce’s

diagnoses at the most severe.

Tara is the owner of Ash Street Accounting Services, while husband Del

operates Ash Street Handyman. Over the years, the couple has worked hard

to provide their son the nutritional foods and formulas, special blood tests

and travel to meetings with specialists and dieticians for his condition. In

2016, the parents had an idea.

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“My very talented husband makes special pieces out of wood or metal in his

spare time and, with the intent of finding a way to defray the rising costs of

caring for our son, we created the Ash Street Market site on Etsy,” says Tara.

Before long, the couple began doing consignments for other local artisans,

neighbors and family, clearing out their collections of unique vintage items,

art and antiques. They first opened their shop to locals during the 2016

Christmas shopping season, and in 2017 they added an additional storefront

online, quickly expanding their exposure. They again were open for business

locally for the 2017 Christmas shopping season. With the positive feedback

and urging from the community, they are now open year round!

“Since we run our other businesses out of this building, and we are here all

the time already, we decided to stay open to the public regular hours and

just recently completed a remodel of the space, adding a few new artisans

and a ton of new items in preparation for the holidays!” Tara says excitedly.

“Anyone who has been in before should stop by and see how much we have

changed this year—they will be amazed!”

At Ash Street Market, shoppers will find locally made handcrafted items,

unique vintage, antiques, art, global fair trade artisan items, new items with

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retro appeal, gifts, décor and jewelry. Del and Tara strive to curate items out of the ordinary and

an eclectic mix where shoppers can find something of quality for each person they shop for.

“Although we sell many new items, the heart of our store is that it is an artisan market,” says Tara.

“Since we own our building and operate our other businesses from here as well, our overhead for

the store is very low. This allows our artisans to retain 75 percent of the sales of their items, and all

proceeds from the store go directly to fund our son’s medical costs. We support our artisans and

they help us to support our cause, so we all win, including our patrons who find one-of-a-kind

gifts for everyone and themselves!”

Ash Street Market is a cumulative effort of many people, from family, friends and artisans to

complete strangers who have donated items or funds to the Nelsons’ cause. “We appreciate

everyone that helps with the store or shops here—they all contribute in their way, even if they

don’t know it,” says Tara.

The Nelsons invite you to Ash Street Market, where you can shop local and support artisans while

contributing to an important cause.

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LIVING LOCAL

A MUSICAL GIFT TO

BONNERS FERRY

VICKI BLAKE THOMPSON’S PASSION FOR MUSIC HAS

TOUCHED MANY IN OUR COMMUNITY

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VICKI BLAKE THOMPSON

Since moving to Bonners Ferry in 1992, Vicki Blake Thompson

has shared her gift of music for the entire community to

enjoy through the many different choirs she has formed and

led throughout the years. One of her roles most are familiar with

is the community choir, which Vicki conducted for 22 years before

stepping down a year ago.

“Last Christmas, 2017, was my final Christmas concert for this group, as

my husband, Jim Thompson, and I are now spending winters in a warmer

climate,” said Vicki, who adds that she isn’t ready to leave it all behind

quite yet, saying she plans to put on a spring or fall concert with the choir

next year. And although she will be gone during the winter months, she

still plans to be involved in music in our area in various roles when she

is in town.

Among Vicki’s many accomplishments was her role as conductor for

Swinging on a Star: The Bonners Ferry Children’s Choir, a position she

held for 18 years and from which she retired a couple of years ago. The

choir performed many local concerts and was selected for and performed

at the Idaho Music Educators’ State Conference in Boise.

“I also conducted the Bonners Ferry High School choirs for seven years,”

said Vicki. During this time, Arioso, the Bonners Ferry School honor

choir, was selected and performed for a six-state regional music teachers’

convention in Portland. “We were the only choir representing Idaho that

year,” shared Vicki of her students’ accomplishment.

From 1997 to 2007 Vicki conducted a select community choir, Wild

Mountain Thyme. The choir performed many concerts locally as well as

throughout the Inland Northwest and was selected for festivals in Austria

and Newfoundland, opening the door for some amazing adventures for

the group.

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Vicki has enjoyed the opportunities to see the world through

music, and it is something she will continue to do.

Currently, Vicki conducts Boundless, a select vocal ensemble that was

invited and performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City last spring in

the festival choir supporting the King’s Singers 50th Anniversary concert.

“Boundless presents various theme-based, multi-media performances in

Bonners Ferry and in Creston, British Columbia,” said Vicki. “Two of my

favorites have been ‘The Elusive Heart’ and ‘Stardust.’”

If that isn’t enough, Vicki also conducts Spiritsong, an international

touring choir that performed in Iceland for two weeks this past summer.

In previous years, the choir has toured across the globe to places that

include Ireland, Greece, Costa Rica, China and Tanzania.

With Vicki’s departure from the community choir, Bonners Ferry

resident Julie McLeish has stepped in to conduct this year’s choir and

will be accompanied by Jeff Hunsaker. Their annual Christmas concert is

one that brings the community together and welcomes all singers as no

auditions are required.

“Last Christmas there were about 70 voices,” said Vicki. Choir practices

are currently underway Tuesday evenings beginning at 6pm at Trinity

Lutheran Church on Cody Street.

Julie has conducted church choirs for many years and, like Vicki, has a

deep love of choral music. Jeff holds degrees in music and is someone

who Vicki praises as a fabulous pianist and composer.

Looking back on a career filled with music, Vicki said what she enjoys

most about conducting all the choirs is the community aspect.

“I think it is a beautiful microcosm of what a larger community could

be,” said Vicki. “Here are 70 people from every imaginable walk of life

with totally different political, spiritual and economic perspectives,

ages ranging from 12 to 90, and all those differences are put aside as we

work together to create moments of great beauty for ourselves and our

community. Where else does this happen? It is, unfortunately, a rare but

wonderful and powerful experience. We all come with our strengths, our

differing gifts and our weaknesses. Together we are so much more than

we could ever be individually. I absolutely love seeing this unfold, and, of

course, I also simply love choral music and the vulnerability and beauty

of the human voice.”

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Vicki has enjoyed the opportunities to see the world through music, and

it is something she will continue to do. She is leading a small group of

singers to Dublin, Ireland, next summer for workshops and performances

with Anuna, the choir that was featured in the musical “Riverdance.”

Vicki invites anyone interested in this trip to contact her for more

information soon. “For this group, one must be a strong individual singer

who is capable of learning repertoire on their own, as our rehearsals

before departure will be very limited,” she said.

Vicki shares her gratitude to her accompanist, Barb Nelson, who she says

has been her “right arm” for all the choirs over many years.

“None of these groups could have been without her at my side, playing

the piano, plunking out parts, filling in when I was gone,” said Vicki. “She

has been an utter blessing to all the singers I’ve worked with throughout

the years. She also conducted the community choir for 18 years before I

started.”

When Barb left Bonners Ferry for five years, that is when Barb talked

Vicki into conducting the choir and launched her into a whole second

career.

“I had always been a dancer/choreographer and actor and theatre

director,” said Vicki. “Whoever would have dreamed I’d love conducting

so much!” When Barb returned to Bonners Ferry, she became Vicki’s

accompanist and now, Vicki said, she could not imagine working without

her. “Every conductor should be so lucky to have a woman like Barb to

work with.”

A heartfelt thank you to Vicki from the community for sharing your gift

and passion of music!

For more information on this summer’s trip, you can email Vicki at

vickiblake1@icloud.com.

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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We answer your most asked

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Arecent study conducted by Allergan, the

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found that 100 percent of women, aged 26 to 55,

are aware of Botox Cosmetic. It’s pretty fascinating

when you think about the fact that every single woman in that age group is

aware of a single drug that is used to treat wrinkles. What many of the women

in that same group did not know, however, is how the drug works, how much it

costs, how long it lasts and what to expect during a Botox treatment.

Many women, and men, are surprised to find how simple, quick and easy

a Botox treatment is. Below we answer some of the most frequently asked

questions.

How exactly does Botox work?

Botox works by blocking the synapse that sends the message from the nerve to

the muscle to contract. Because that communication circuit has been broken,

the injected muscle is not able to contract, which in turn causes the wrinkles to

relax and soften. Over the next three to four months, new nerve connections

are naturally created within the treatment area, and the muscle slowly gets

movement back.

Are Botox treatments painful?

No. A very small needle is used to inject Botox. Many clients find the treatment

to be very well tolerated and do not experience any discomfort. A typical

treatment only takes a few minutes and involves superficial injections of the

Botox into the desired treatment area. Numbing cream can be applied prior to

your treatment if discomfort is a concern.

How long does Botox last?

return to work immediately. You need to avoid vigorous exercise the day of

your treatment, and do not massage your face for eight to 12 hours after your

treatment (use very gentle pressure while washing your face).

How much does Botox cost?

The price of Botox varies from practice to practice. On average Botox is $11 per

unit. The amount of Botox a person needs also varies from person to person.

Generally, the area between the eyebrows (frown lines) requires 20 units, the

forehead 10 to 12 units and the crow’s feet 12 units/side. Men typically need

more Botox than women to have the same effect. Botox can also be used in

other areas of the face. Consult with your aesthetic provider to discuss other

common treatment areas.

Is Botox safe?

Botox Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 and is approved for use in over

75 countries. There have been more than 500 peer-reviewed articles in scientific

and medical journals, and it is the most widely researched and studied treatment

of its kind. There were over 7 million Botox Cosmetic treatments performed

last year alone, and the medical community considers it to be low risk and safe.

When done conservatively and dosed appropriately, Botox can help to soften

wrinkles and prevent deep lines from forming, without making you look

unnatural or frozen. Consult your aesthetic provider to discuss if Botox

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Botox takes two to 14 days to become effective and lasts three to four months

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No. Most clients leave the office with small bumps at the injection sites, and

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simple

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING MADE

Tips and tricks for the season

BY TROY LOUIS CHANDLER

As I hit the snooze button for the umpteenth time, something

came over me. A slight chill that was not emitted from

the “white noise” fan that I keep on at night to quiet life’s

random choir of neighborhood noises. I peered out of my

bedroom window and noticed that it was slightly open and

that all of the trees outside are naked. It is winter. I shut the

window, grabbed my cozy robe, put on a pot of coffee, sat back and let

the warmth of holiday cheer take over. This is my favorite time of year

as a chef and as a house dad. This is the time for holiday entertaining.

Holiday entertaining can be a chaotic and stressful time, but it does

not have to be. I have come up with seven holiday tips to guide you

through your holiday entertaining.

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WONDERFUL TIME

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EAT, DRINK AND BE

MERRY!


• Keep It Simple, Go Nuts

Most modern grocery stores have amazing bulk

food sections. Visit these bulk food aisles to

gather various roasted nuts. Mix your holiday

bounty and place into a decorative bowl

accompanied with a few nut crackers. Stand

back and watched your friends and family

gather ‘round, cracking and enjoying roasted

nuts and talking about this holiday season.

This has become wonderful tradition at my

house that is easy and inexpensive.

• Mulled Wine

I like to keep this holiday libation on the

kitchen counter in a crockpot on a low setting

just enough to fill the house with holiday “spirit.”

As guests come over, they are greeted with a little

holiday goodness! Here is an easy recipe that will kick

off all of your holiday soirées.

Ingredients:

4 cups apple cider

1 bottle of red wine

1/4 cup honey

2 Mexican cinnamon sticks

The juice and zest of one orange

4 cloves

3 star anise

Method:

Place all into a stainless steel or

non-reactive pot and bring

to just before a boil. Turn

down to warm and watch

the magic begin.

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• Holiday-Themed Movies

There is no shortage of great holiday movies out there. I gathered my favorites

and put them on an external hard drive so that I can have them play on a loop.

You can stream them to your TV from a laptop. My top picks are A Christmas

Story, Home Alone, Elf, Christmas Vacation and … It’s a Wonderful Life.

• White Elephant Gift Exchange

Most of us have experienced this phenomenon at work. But trying it at home

is more fun than a bag full of ferrets. Invite your friends and family to join you

in your freshly holiday-decorated abode for a new comedy-packed tradition.

A fun touch is to add in a ridiculous gift that can be passed on year after year.

You can also give awards for best gift, worst gift, funniest gift, etc. A good

friend of mine wanted to win the worst gift category so he gave a card that

read, “Your gift is a classic car.” The recipient was awarded with an old junker

that they had to figure out what to do with. Funny?

• Be Cheesy

A great way to impress holiday guests is with a cheese platter.

This is an easy way to “wow” your friends with little effort. Grab

four to five types of cheese. Cut some into cubes, slice some and

crumble some. Arrange them on a tray and place strands of

grapes for garnish. On a separate tray, arrange various crackers

to pair with. Don’t be afraid to throw that weird holiday red

almond cheese ball in the mix as a centerpiece.

• Potluck

Why slave away in the kitchen this year? Let your guests know

of the masterpiece that you are going to create and then allow

them to create everything that will go with

it. So that you don’t end up with 12 types of

artichoke dip, make a list of items that you

would like your guests to bring. You can create

a group email and check items off as your

guests accept each challenge. As an added

bonus to your genius, you will have a week’s

worth of awesome leftovers!

• Be Entertained

All right, all right, you have been the host of

many holiday get-togethers. It just might be

time for you to be holiday entertained. It’s

time that you finally accept that offer to go to

the neighbor’s or a co-worker’s house or … a

family member’s house for the holidays. Make

your favorite dish, show up

and just have a nice time.

As a chef, I am going to take

this advice, let someone else

drive the bus and have a great

holiday season. I will see you

at your house!

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Dec 1st – Free Holiday Movie at The Pearl - The Polar Express

Bring your children for a free holiday movie experience! Big

thanks to sponsors Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry, Boundary

Consignments, Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce, and

Kootenai Valley Times. Doors Open at 12:30 , Showtime: 1pm!

Dec 2nd – Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra Holiday Concert.

Donations Gladly Accepted.

Dec 8th – Brittany Jean Sings in the Holidays

Brittany Jean returns to The Pearl to share her beautiful voice,

with original music and covers of folk melodies. Nancy Meadows

and Seth Davis open for this show. $12 Adv. $15 Door $5 Student

Dec 28th – Performer’s Circle

Get together with other local musicians to jam! Donations gladly

accepted.

Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve Party with the Back Adit Band

“Out With the Old” - $15 Admission - Tickets include New Year’s

Toast and awesome live music! No-host bar. Doors open @ 6pm.

We ring in the New Year on Eastern Standard Time, so you have

plenty of time for another party! Ages 16+

info@thepearltheater.org | 208.610.2846

7160 Ash Street | Bonners Ferry, ID

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GIVE THE

GIFT OF

MEMORIES

UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

AND DON’T BREAK THE BUDGET

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

The Christmas season is a joyful time full of family, fun and

joy. But the reality is, that for many, it also brings with it a

great deal of stress. “How will I afford to buy all these gifts for

the people on my list?” It makes one dread what is supposed

to the season of hope. So why not try something new this year? Instead

of watching your credit card balance increase over the holiday season,

why not think of creative ways to provide a gift to someone on your

list that does not cost much—or possibly nothing at all. Purchase just a

small gift that also provides an opportunity to spend valuable time with

one another. Shared experiences are something that will last a lifetime,

unlike toys that will soon be forgotten, or even broken.

As adults, how often do we find ourselves “spring cleaning” no matter

what time of year. We get tired of the clutter and seek to rid ourselves of

the abundance of things we have in the hope that it will help not only

our physical environment but also our emotional well-being. “Cleaning

house” externally can help calm us internally.

So, the gift of spending time with someone or providing an experience

to them makes sense when it comes to gift giving to the adults in our

lives. But it is not just adults who benefit from time spent together;

shared experiences are important for children, too, as it helps contribute

to their psychological development. Those children who spend time

sharing experiences with others have been found to have a stronger

sense of identity, higher rates of academic success and a greater sense

of security. Grandparents and grandchildren who spend time together

also can learn a great deal from one another’s generation.

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Here are a few suggestions for

those who may be on your list

this year.

Homemade gift certificates

can be a wonderful way

to tailor a gift for that special

person in your life, whether it is a child

or an adult. Make a gift certificate to take

that person to their favorite restaurant

for some special one-on-one time.

This way, the recipient can

choose the place and you get

the opportunity to share time

with that special person.

Spending time as a family is

something that is increasingly difficult

in this day and age. Both parents often work

outside the home and kids’ schedules are packed

with extra-curricular activities and homework.

So, consider giving gifts to your children that can help

facilitate a family game night. Buy one game for each child

this Christmas and increase your game collection. Then, set

aside one night each week to gather as a family and spend time

interacting with one another and trying out the new games!

Do your children enjoy working with their hands and creating new things? A

“craft bucket” full of supplies is a wonderful gift for them (and you!) to explore

their creative side. Fill a bucket with scissors, paper, glue, painting kits and more to

inspire them. If you are particularly crafty, take the time to teach your child your

special skills.

For seniors on a fixed income, it may be especially difficult to make ends meet over

the holidays. After all, often times they have the largest list of all with children and

grandchildren to buy for. Instead of purchasing gifts, why not offer your children the

gift of babysitting your grandchildren so your child can enjoy some time with their

spouse. And you get to spend that cherished time with your grandchildren as well!

feliz the

Dads. They are frequently much more difficult to buy for, especially when it comes to

gifts of experience. Does your dad or husband enjoy a particular hobby? Home beer

brewing has become increasingly popular over the last several years, and more and

more men (and women) are creating their own concoctions at home. It’s something

people can do together, and both can learn a new hobby as well. Visit a local home

brew store to investigate what supplies and ingredients are necessary.

Does your dad enjoy outdoor activities? Plan a spring or summer camping trip for

entire family (as the best camp sites must be reserved months, if not a year, in

navidad

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Homemade gift

certificates can be a

wonderful way to tailor

a gift for that special

person in your life,

whether it is a child or

an adult.


advance) and let him know he’ll be enjoying the

outdoors again soon enough. Even better, his

Christmas gift will carry over into the new

year, and he’ll cherish the opportunity

to spend time with his family creating

memories.

Moms are typically much easier

to shop for when it comes to

giving the gift of an experience.

Pampering gifts are especially

popular, whether it is a

massage, pedicure or simply

time alone to soak in a hot

bath while Dad takes the

kids out for a movie or sweet

treat.

For a man seeking to give

the gift of an experience to

his wife, simply planning

a date night and making

all the arrangements,

including the babysitter,

will go a long way. Women

often are the ones who

schedule and plan all the

family’s activities, so this

will truly be one you want to

repeat for special occasions!

Whatever you choose to

purchase or create for those

on your “nice” list this year, it is

important to remember the true

meaning of Christmas and to carry

the spirit of Christmas in your heart

all year long!

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LOCAL

events

Holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

The holidays are a magical time of year, and Bonners Ferry is

bringing unique opportunities for local families to get out and enjoy

the Christmas season with some wonderful community activities.

Mark your calendars for these events you won’t want to miss!

12/01

Hometown Holidays 2018

12/08

Brittany Jean Sings in

the Holidays

Saturday, December 8, The Pearl Theater once again

welcomes the talented Brittany Jean in concert. Get in the

Christmas spirit as Brittany Jean Sings in the Holidays.

Brittany Jean returns to The Pearl to share her beautiful

voice with original music and covers of folk melodies.

Opening the show are Nancy Meadows and Seth Davis.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for

students. Doors open at 6:30pm, and The Pearl will be filled

with music starting at 7.

Saturday, December 1, marks the 2018 Hometown Holidays here in

Bonners Ferry. A day of fun for the entire family, the day kicks off

at 10am with the the first annual 9B Ladies on the Loose shopping

extravaganza 10am to 4pm. The Pearl Theater will present "Polar

Express" starting at 1pm, with doors opening at 12:30. The movie

is free for all to attend thanks to sponsors Rotary Club of Bonners

Ferry, Baby Go Round, Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce and

Kootenai Valley Times. Following the movie, you'll want to gather

the kiddos and head to Georgia Mae Plaza and wait in anticipation

as Santa makes his way into town by fire truck at 4pm followed by

the annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and

cider.

Pearl Theater New Year's Eve

12/31

Out with the old, in with the new! Spend this New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, with The Pearl Theater for their New Year’s Eve celebration!

Join The Pearl as they host Back Adit Band. Admission is $15 per person, and ticket price includes dance-worthy live music and a New Year’s toast.

There will also be a no-host bar. Doors open at 6pm, and attendees will ring in the New Year on Eastern Standard Time (9pm local), so attendees

will have plenty of time for another party! This party is for those 16 years of age and older.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Quiet Season on

Orcas Island

The perfect antidote to all the holiday

commotion

STORY AND PHOTOS BY

MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

You know you have stumbled upon a hidden gem when the guests, finding out you are

a travel writer, ask you not to write about the location because they don’t want anyone

else to discover this special experience. So shhh, don’t tell anyone about the Smuggler’s

Villa Resort on Orcas Island; it will be our secret. You will want to visit sooner rather

than later as rumors abound on the island about Oprah’s recent extensive real estate purchases on

the island.

Mike Stolmeier has managed the property for almost 30 years and is also an owner. The resort has

individually owned townhouses that are offered as vacation rentals. “We get a lot of regulars. I am

now seeing kids who I watched take their first steps now bringing their own kids here. This is a

place of firsts—first step, first time swimming or making s’mores. That’s what makes my day here,”

he said. “We say we like kids and tolerate adults.” The resort is very family friendly.

Quiet season is a special time in the San Juan Islands, and Orcas Island is a perfect location to

unwind before or during the holiday season. “Guest coming here love there are no malls. Families

will visit to do holiday baking and spend time enjoying each other’s company,” said Stolmeier. “One

of the popular things we do each night is our fire pit. Typically there are three shifts which begin at

sunset. The first is parents with younger children, followed by families with older kids, and then you

will get adults sitting around the fire until 1 or 2 in the morning.”

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YOU KNOW YOU HAVE STUMBLED UPON A

HIDDEN GEM WHEN THE GUESTS, FINDING

OUT YOU ARE A TRAVEL WRITER, ASK YOU

NOT TO WRITE ABOUT THE LOCATION

BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT ANYONE ELSE

TO DISCOVER THIS SPECIAL EXPERIENCE.

Located on the North Shore of the island, the pebble beach affords

breathtaking views of the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and lovely

sunsets. The outdoor swimming pool is unheated but open year round.

Many guests try a European spa experience by jumping in the icy water

and then getting into the hot tub or sauna. Kids will love the menagerie

of animals from parrots and guinea pigs to aquariums. Cuddles, a super

friendly bird, greets everyone with a hello when they pass by her cage.

The resort also has a marina and kayaking, and fishing charters or whale

watching tours are available adjacent to the villas.

As the quiet season slips on to Orcas Island, the summer crowds fade

away and some businesses close. Make sure to visit the Orcas Island

Chamber of Commerce website (see The Specifics). Each week they post

a “Blast” which gives you a schedule for all the activities taking place

on the island, and they also have a listing of what is open. A must see

during your visit is the little town of Eastsound with its quaint shops and

restaurants. You can walk from Smuggler’s but it is about a mile or so.

This time of year it is easy to find parking in town. Stop at Brown Bear

Baking for good coffee, fresh pastries and hot-out-of-the-hearth bread—

all baked daily. The baking kitchen is open so you can watch the masters

at work. With a very friendly staff, you will find yourself a regular during

your stay on the island.

Plan to spend a day on the other side of the island. Moran State Park

with its pristine lakes and lush forests is the jewel of Orcas Island. It is

much larger than you would expect and is actually the fourth largest

state park in Washington. Drive up to the top of Mount Constitution,

which rises nearly a half mile above Orcas Island, or plan to park and

hike up. There are a couple of options for shorter or longer hikes. At

the top of the mountain is a watch tower, constructed by the Civilian

Conservation Corps in the 1930s. From the top of the tower is the best

view of the San Juan Islands. Locals call it one of the top water views in

the world. Although that is not verifiable, it is pretty incredible. On a

clear day you can see Mount Baker and Mount Rainier and all the way

into Canada.

After spending time in the park you are sure to have worked up an

appetite. The Rosario Resort is not far away and is a beautiful location

to enjoy a late lunch at the Mansion Restaurant. (Note this time of year

lunch is only Friday through Sunday.) The restaurant is in the historic

Moran Mansion in what was once the veranda overlooking Cascade

Bay. The hotel also has a free museum with information about the

historic mansion and the Moran family. A former mayor of Seattle and

a shipbuilder, Robert Moran donated much of the land, which became

Moran State Park, to the State of Washington.

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The Speci f ics

GETTING THERE

For peace of mind, make a ferry reservation and

note that you will need to make a westbound and

eastbound reservation. Make sure to arrive 30

minutes prior to departure or you will lose your

reservation. TakeaFerry.com

VISITOR INFORMATION

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce -

OrcasIslandChamber.com

Visit the San Juan Islands - VisitSanJuans.com

WHERE TO STAY

Smuggler’s Villa Resort - Smugglers.com

WHERE TO EAT

The Brown Bear Baking Company -

Facebook.com/BrownBearBaking

Boat House Ciderworks - BHCider.com

THINGS TO DO

Outer Island Excursions - OuterIslandX.com

The Rosario Resort - RosarioResort.com

Moran State Park - MoranStatePark.com

Quiet season is a special time in the

San Juan Islands

If you are lucky enough to visit on a Saturday, you can experience the

unique performance by musician Christopher Peacock. He regales the

audience with tales of the mansion’s history interspersed with musical

interludes on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano and the 1914 Aeolian organ

with 1972 pipes and a slide show of historic photos. The grand finale is

the original silent film version of “The Phantom of the Opera” featuring

Lon Chaney in the title role. The silent movie is accompanied by Peacock

on the organ. It is mesmerizing. The presentation is free and takes place

at 4pm on Saturdays.

The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway has a portion on Orcas Island. This is

a great way to explore and points out all the highlights of the island. The

self-guided drive begins at the Orcas Island ferry landing in the cute little

Orcas Village. There is an eclectic market with upscale groceries, a few

shops and Boathouse Ciderworks. It will take two to three hours to drive

around the island. The byway will take you through small hamlets and

scenic bays. The views really open up this time of year after the fall foliage

is gone. Deer Harbor has a nice public sandy beach which is worth a visit.

For more information on the byway, check out the Visit San Juan Islands

website (See The Specifics).

Orcas Island really shines in the quiet season where one can relax and

unwind without the crowds of the summer. Winter weather is very mild

with average temperatures of 46 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit and a lot less

rain than the mainland—in December you are likely to see a sunny day

during your visit! After touring the island, enjoy some downtime at the

Smuggler’s Villa Resort. Disconnect from technology and reconnect with

your family or friends. Stroll the quiet beach or take a private charter

with Outer Island Excursions located on site. You can schedule a fishing

charter or go see some of the lighthouses from the water. Bundle up,

throw some steaks on the grill and enjoy the views from your deck.

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BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

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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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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.

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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

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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

meal deals under $20! Open daily 11am - 9pm; call in or order

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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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When you enter Kootenai River Kitchen, you will find

delicious smells coming from the kitchen. Featuring

homemade food, gluten-free baked goods and ice cream,

There's also beautiful photography available for purchase, as

well as a variety of: handcrafted mustards and sauces. Open

Wednesday through Saturday 11:30am to 6:30pm.

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MI PUEBLO

Come join Mi Pueblo for a fiesta of flavor! Proudly serving

authentic Mexican food, this colorful diner features dining

in, take-out services and space for larger groups. The menu is

packed full of beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian selections,

including options for smaller appetites or people with dietary

restrictions. Delicious combo meals let you sample different

items, all at wallet-satisfying prices!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DEC

31

Out with the Old, In with the New

Ring in 2019 at The Pearl Theater

By Patty Hutchens | Photo courtesy of The Pearl Theater

It’s a Bonners Ferry tradition that keeps people coming back year after year. This year’s New Year’s Eve party at The Pearl Theater will have a new

format and will feature the Back Adit Band. The group’s mix of strings, woodwinds, percussion and harmonies blend to form an entertaining

mix of swing, eclectic fold and jazz.

“This unique group plays throughout the Pacific Northwest and offers a distinctive sound with instruments ranging from banjo to electric

mandolin and saxophone,” said Val Thompson of The Pearl Theater. “It’s perfect party music!”

The doors open at 6pm, and this group rings in the New Year at 9pm, midnight on the East Coast, offering party goers plenty of time to attend

another New Year’s Eve celebration or turn in early as the case may be.

There will be a no-host bar, and the café will be open as well. According to Val, there have been a number of requests for live music at the annual

New Year’s Eve party, and they are looking forward to being able to fulfill that request with such a great band.

“The lower ticket price this year ($15) will give back to our patrons more than asking more from them,” said Val of the opportunity to make

it more affordable for everyone. “We love our audiences and appreciate the community members who support our endeavors with their

constant support, sponsorship and membership.”

Val shared that there will definitely be a dance contest for those who hope to participate. “Dress code is Bonners Ferry Chic, which pretty much

means anything from yoga pants to costumes to formalwear. Nobody cares what you wear to The Pearl—with the exception of birthday suits,

which should be reserved for other venues,” joked Val.

Cost of admission is $15 and is open to those 16 years of age and older. Tickets can be purchased at Mountain Mike’s and Bonners Books. You

can also purchase tickets at the door, by calling 208.610.2864 or logging onto ThePearlTheater.org.

DEC

01

DEC

01

Hometown Holidays Movie:

“Polar Express”

Gather your friends and family and join the community

at The Pearl Theater to enjoy a free screening of "Polar

Express" on the big screen. This free holiday movie

experience at The Pearl is thanks to sponsors including

Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry, Baby Go Round, Bonners

Ferry Chamber of Commerce and Kootenai Valley Times.

Doors open at 12:30pm with the movie starting at 1.

ThePearlTheater.org

9B Ladies on the Loose

Start holiday shopping right during the BF Chamber's first annual 9B Ladies on the

Loose event on Dec. 1 from 10am-4pm. Dress your best, grab the ladies in your life

and go have fun! Fourteen shops across town will have great sales, freebies, raffles,

food and drinks. Maps will be provided; get yours stamped to be entered for extra

prizes. See the Chamber’s Facebook page for more details.

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DEC

DEC

A Christmas Festival

Join the Bonners Ferry International Orchestra for

a special holiday performance titled A Christmas

Festival at Becker Auditorium starting at 3pm.

They will be performing the following pieces as an

orchestra: A Bach Christmas, adapted and arranged

by Susan Christiansen; Warrior Legacy by Soon

Hee Newbold; William Tell Overture by G. Rossini,

arranged by Jerry Lehmeier; A Festival Prelude

by Alfred Reed; and A Christmas Festival by Leroy

Anderson. The event is free to attend, though

donations are gladly accepted.

DEC

01 02 05 &

13

Hometown Holidays: Santa

Arrival & Tree Lighting

Head to Georgia Mae Plaza Saturday,

December 1, at 4pm for Hometown Holidays

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting. Santa Claus

will be coming to town on a fire truck, and kids

will have the opportunity to meet Santa and

enjoy a cookie and cocoa or hot cider. Then,

the excitement continues with the annual Tree

Lighting. BonnersFerryChamber.org

DEC

07

DEC

08

Brushes on Bottles

Join Generations at the Hemlocks for their

monthly Brushes on Bottles event 6 to 9pm

both nights for an evening creating a beautiful

winter-themed painted wine bottle. Tickets are

$25 per person and include all the materials

to complete your creation (wine bottle, paints,

paint brushes, apron) and instruction by

Alison Henslee. Beer, wine, ciders, appetizers,

non-alcoholic beverages and string lights are

available for purchase throughout the evening.

Reserve your seat by calling 208.267.4363.

DEC

09

House of Bounce Grand

Opening

Join in the fun of welcoming Bonners Ferry's new

House of Bounce Friday, December 7. Located at

6690 Main Street (in the old Yoder’s Market building),

kids ages 2 through 12 will have a blast letting out

their energy as they bounce around a number of

inflatables in a safe, fun environment. Doors will

officially open at 9am. For more information, call

208.946.3021. HouseOfBounceBF.com

DEC

12

Brittany Jean Sings in the

Holidays

Get in the Christmas spirit by attending Brittany

Jean Sings in the Holidays concert at The Pearl

Theater. Brittany Jean returns to The Pearl to

share her beautiful voice with original music and

covers of folk melodies. Opening for the show are

Nancy Meadows and Seth Davis. Tickets are $12

in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for students.

ThePearlTheater.org

DEC

13

Novinger Holiday Music Recitals

Glenda Novinger of Novinger Music Center, 6426

Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, presents her talented

student musicians in four lively holiday performances,

which include a variety of musical selections. Recitals

will be held at The Pearl Theater at the following

times: 1pm (youngest students), 2:30pm (elementary

students), 4:30pm (middle school students) and

6:30pm (teens and adult students). All performances

are free to attend and the public is welcome. For more

information, call Glenda at 208.597.1118.

DEC

27

Rod Bender Christmas Party

Join the Rod Bender Car Club for their annual

Christmas party at Chic-N-Chop 5:30 to 8pm.

There will be a buffet for $10 a plate including

prime rib served by Chic-N-Chop. There will be

a gift exchange. Guys are asked to bring a guy

gift for $20, and girls are asked to bring a girl

gift valued at $20. And, bring a dessert to share

with the club. IdahoRodBenders.com

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Christmas Gift Making Class

with Stamps

Join Katherine Cowell of Stampin Up! at Chic-

N-Chop Thursday, December 13, 6 to 8pm, for

this Christmas Gift Making Class. Participants

will make three Christmas gifts; the cost is $5

per project. Make a candle, a framed gift and a

tile/coaster. All supplies will be provided. For

more information, contact Katherine by calling

208.267.3431 or emailing

stampcrazy4u@yahoo.com.

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Bonners Ferry Christmas

Bird Count

Be a part of the 119th annual Audubon Christmas

Bird Count by being a feeder watcher or by joining

a group of birders in Bonners Ferry. All levels of bird

watchers are welcome. For more information, email

bfbirdcount@gmail.com or call/text 208.818.0139.

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Very private Approx. 33.74 acre parcel with both field

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Bonners Ferry City Limits and has lots of wildlife that

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a special parcel with lots of privacy. Seller says this

cannot be split into more than two parcels.

NNA Elderberry

(208) 267-5515

mark@shelmanrealty.com

6737 Cody St. Bonners Ferry, ID. 83805

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