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MARCH 2019

VOLUME 9 NUMBER 3

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Enhance Your Outdoor

Living Space

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Contents

pg. 44

pg. 38

18 Get Featured

Join our Facebook group Northwest Living for a

chance to get your photos, recipes, ideas and much

more featured

22 Essentials

The latest tips and trends

30 Life & Community

Transforming Lives: CASA Advocate training begins

March 11

32 Business Spotlight

Happy to Help: Local accounting firm passionately

serving business owners and individuals

34 Good News

Responding to Crisis: Group looking to expand

in Sandpoint

38 Sandpoint In Focus

Close Out The Season: Parties a plenty

44 Living Local

Celebrating Sandpoint’s Finest: Join Living Local

at the Hive on March 29

50 Business Spotlight

Custom Dreams. Custom Living: Building luxury

homes since 2009

54 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

64 Feature Story

Time Served in the Corps: Peace Corps volunteers

recall life-changing experiences

92 Travel & Leisure

Visit New Orleans like a Local: Spring is the best

time to visit

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99 Food & Drink

Discover Sandpoint’s tastiest recipes

and restaurants

105 Arts & Entertainment

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HOW TO AVOID COLOR PARALYSIS

By Nikki Luttmann, Designer at Seven Bee Interiors for Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One and

Selkirk Glass and Cabinets

It’s the time of year when I look out the frosty window

and start daydreaming about spring. Like many of you,

I’m sure, my husband and I have lots of plans for home

improvement once the weather finally improves. And,

also like many of you, painting is one of the first things on

our list.

Of all the things we can do for our homes, often the least

expensive and the most rewarding is adding a coat of fresh

paint. However, choosing a new color can be daunting, to say

the least. For the last few years, it seems, we have been stuck

in a rut of white and gray, but, this year I’m happy to say, color

is finally on an upward trend again.

But, for many of us, that opens the door for color-paralysis—

there are simply too many options to choose from! The

following are my top five tips for selecting colors that I’ve

picked up over the years, from painters, art and design school

and, simply, experience.

• Consider the other finishes in your home. Cabinetry,

flooring, carpet and even furniture can all affect the look of

the finished product. If you have primarily one hue for your

flooring, cabinetry and trim, opt for a little contrast with your

paint color. For example, a rich cherry wood trim calls for

green or blue paint, which are opposite from red on the color

wheel.

• Always, always paint swatches. My rule of thumb is to

paint a large swatch of color on each wall and wait a full 24

hours before committing to the color. Light from windows,

time of day and even the type of light bulbs you use can all

influence the way the color looks on your walls. Alternately,

paint a large piece of cardboard with your chosen color and

make sure you view it in different locations throughout the

day.

• Neutrals are never simply neutrals! Every color—even

white—has a base color that will show through once you

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I’m happy to say, color is finally

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paint your walls. If you’re not sure what

the base color is, ask. Though the paint

technician may not be a certified color

theorist, they sure know what the tint colors

are in their paint formula! If a white is tinted

heavily with red and umber, for example, we

know it will have a pinkish hue. If it’s tinted

with blue and black, it will have a cool grayblue

effect.

• Accent walls are tricky. Keep this in mind

when painting an accent wall. Painting one

wall will draw attention to that particular

wall and whatever’s on it! I know this seems

like common sense, but often people paint

accent walls, offsetting the balance of the

entire room. If you paint an accent wall,

make sure it is free and clear of architectural

oddities, wall vents, etc. As well, when you

do find the right wall to paint, make sure

your accent color has enough contrast to

really change how the wall is viewed. If it is

too close in tone to your original paint color,

it will just look off, rather than accented.

• Finally, if in doubt, ask a professional.

Many places have people skilled in design

available to help answer questions. If you are

wondering as to whether your new sofa goes

with the wall color you’ve chosen, bring in a

paint swatch and trust them to help find the

right fabric for your dream room.

Keep these tips in mind for your painting

and color projects this spring, and you’re

sure to love the results!

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By making these and other inquiries, you can

help yourself stay informed on your overall

investment picture and what moves, if any, you

should make to keep advancing toward your

goals. A financial advisor is there to provide

you with valuable expertise—so take full

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Patty Hutchens

Summer

Tigert

Special Education, Kootenai

Elementary School

When Summer Tigert started

teaching nine years ago,

she created three rules for

her classroom—rules, she

says, sum up the aspirations she has for her

students. Respect yourself. Respect others.

Always do your best. Those rules have helped

her students succeed and thrive.

Summer is a special education teacher at

Kootenai Elementary and teaches students in

kindergarten through third grade. While she

spends much of her time teaching reading,

writing and math, she also teaches social,

emotional and behavior groups that support

students’ needs in those areas.

Summer shares that what she finds most

rewarding about being a teacher is working

with students and being a problem solver. “I

think that is something that caught my eye

and drew me into special education. There are

all of these amazing students who are bright

and capable but have a few kinks in their

ability to learn in one area or another. I love

figuring out ways to help things ‘click,’” she

said.

One experience that stands out from her years

of teaching occurred when she was teaching

at the high school level several years ago.

“I had a student send me a text message on

Mother’s Day, and she said that I was one of

the only people in her life who had shown her

what a mother’s love looks like,” said Summer.

“She went on to explain that I was one of the

only people in her life that actually believed

in her—not just saying, ‘I believe you can do

it’—but she said that she could feel my belief

in her. She said for the first time in her life,

she actually believed in herself and believed

that she had a bright future. That was, by far,

one of my most memorable and impactful

experiences I’ve had as a teacher.”

Ultimately, Summer said her goal is for all of

her students to learn to respect themselves

and make choices that will allow them to

work through their challenges.

“We have to be willing to let our guards

down and be open to trying new things. We

respect each other as we work through our

trouble spots, and we celebrate each time

someone makes a breakthrough. It’s not

about comparing yourself to another person;

it’s acknowledging your own challenges and

then using every tool and effort to improve,

both as an individual and as a group. Lastly,

my students know I always, 100 percent of

the time, expect them to do their best. I really

hold them to this, and they know that I will

never be mad if they get the wrong answer,

but if they don’t give it their all, there’s no

more fun and games.”

Summer says one of her favorite quotes is,

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t

work hard.” It is something which she exhibits

every day in her own work and a value her

students have come to honor as well.

“I am very proud to say that my students work

hard. We all work hard, together. Most days

we are all completely exhausted by 2:40, but

we all leave feeling proud of our efforts and

believing that we are moving in the right

direction.”

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REACTIVITY

IN DOGS

What are they

really saying?

By Stephanie Vichinsky, Owner and Head

Trainer of United K9

I

feel like the most common issue dog owners struggle with is

reactivity. People seem to tolerate the jumping and barking because

they understand that the behaviors aren’t dangerous, but when it

comes to reactivity, they get nervous about the vicious-looking

behavior. So, let’s dissect it together so we can better understand the

viewpoint of the dog.

What is reactivity? Reactivity is an aggressive-looking reaction that is

typically brought on by some type of barrier. The kennel or crate can be

a barrier. Dogs may become reactive toward people or dogs walking by,

maybe even the broom or vacuum. The house can be a barrier. A dog

may become reactive toward people, dogs, kids, skateboards, squirrels,

etc. that might be passing by the house. The car can be a barrier. The dog

may become reactive to passing cars, motorcycles, people, or other dogs.

Fences can be a barrier. Dogs may become reactive to anything on the

other side. And believe it or not, the most common barrier is the leash.

Is reactivity different from aggression? Most of the time, yes. Reactivity is

usually brought on by the stress of a barrier. An example would be a dog

that acts ferocious toward other dogs when on leash but loves to play in

the dog park. Can a reactive dog also be aggressive? Yes. It is important to

consult a professional before attempting to diagnose your dog.

Why do dogs become reactive, especially if they weren’t that way before?

There are a few different reasons that dogs develop reactivity. The first

is typically fear. When dogs undergo stress, they usually tow the line

between fight or flight. A fearful, anxious or insecure dog would ideally

like to choose flight because that is in their nature, but when barriers

are involved, flight isn’t always an option. A nervous dog on leash might

develop reactivity because they cannot escape. Since they can’t flee and

their requests for space aren’t being heard, they puff up as big as they can

in an attempt to make the stressor go away. They might also do the same

thing in the home, the crate or the car. Teaching our dogs that they have

other options usually relieves this behavior.

Dogs can also become reactive out of frustration. If your dog is very

impulsive and loves greeting people or playing with dogs, a barrier of the

house, car or leash becomes an obstacle, and that obstacle irritates the

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Dogs can also become reactive behind a barrier

because the barrier empowers them. It gives

them anonymity. It is easy to bark loud and

proud from behind a window but not so much

when they are face to face with the stressor.

Interrupting the reactive dog consistently

should relieve this behavior.

Sometimes it is easy to say that our dogs are

barking or acting reactive for no reason, but

there is always a reason. Our dogs are talking.

We just need to learn how to listen.

Always consult a professional when dealing

with reactivity or aggression.

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TRANSFORMING

CASA Advocate training begins March 11

By Patty Hutchens

North Idaho Court Appointed Special Advocate’s (CASA)

mission is one that takes many dedicated volunteers to

fulfill. But in doing so, those giving of their time and

compassion come away as fulfilled as those children

they help.

They have lost some volunteers due to attrition, but the number of

children in need of services has also increased. To that end, North

Idaho CASA will hold training for new volunteers beginning March

11 and going through April 29. The training will take place at the

Sandpoint Library each Monday from 9am to 1pm.

Children who experience neglect and abuse often suffer in silence.

When the abuse does come to light, the children find themselves

attending court hearings and

many times living in foster homes

and attending new schools. It’s a

traumatic time—and often very lonely.

Fortunately, there are specially trained

advocates who look out for the child’s

best interest and help the child both

in and out of the court setting. With

a court-appointed special advocate by

their side, those children, once silenced, are given a voice and able to

transform their lives.

THERE ARE SPECIALLY TRAINED

ADVOCATES WHO LOOK OUT FOR THE

CHILD’S BEST INTEREST AND HELP

THE CHILD BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE

COURT SETTING.

Jan Rust said she likes to meet with those interested in person prior

to the training to answer any questions they may have and to make

sure it is a right fit for them. “It’s an

orientation to familiarize the potential

volunteer with what we do,” said Jan. “It

does not mean they have to commit.”

Once training is complete, volunteers

will take on one case and are supported

by the supervisor and a mentor. As

time progresses, most CASAs take two

cases at a time, requiring about two to three volunteer hours each

week. It’s a little time to give to make a world of difference for a child.

Currently Bonner and Boundary counties have 28 CASAs

volunteering for the benefit of abused and neglected children. While

that may seem like a lot, the need is much greater. “We would love to

have at least 10 more advocates,” said Jan Rust, advocate trainer for

North Idaho CASA.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, call Jan, who

is located in Sandpoint, at 509.879.1793 or email her at janisrust@

northidahocasa.org.

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U N C O V E R I N G

L O C A L T A L E N T

Forty-One South: Cassandra Cayson, Owner

IMMEDIATELY WALKING THROUGH

THE DOORS, the sound and scent of a

roaring fireplace triggers your senses. Then

your eyes delight on the scenery as you dine

right over the Pend Oreille River. Taste buds

run rampant as you devour through the menu.

That’s the impression of Forty-One South, a

premier fine-dining restaurant just a few miles

“south” of Sandpoint.

Let’s meet Cassandra Cayson, a lovely

“30-something” that took ownership of the

restaurant during the height of the recession

at age 26. She and her family had frequently

visited Sandpoint and made several stops

to the restaurant (formerly known as Swans

Landing) getting to know the staff. While

managing a robust restaurant in New York

City, she gets a call to see if she has interest in

buying the business, and the story begins!

Born and raised in California, a graduate of

USC with a degree in business administration,

Cayson soon discovered she inherited a

rigorous work ethic from her father. That trait

was needed as Cayson tends to work more

hours than are listed in a week. The jaunt

from NYC over to Sandpoint was “the perfect

time” as she was looking to make a transition

away from the big city life. “I could see the

opportunity,” she says, and, as a 26-year-old,

she goes on to state that she was young enough

to put in the effort and if it doesn’t work …

Well, let’s just fast forward and say it worked.

The recipe for success is as follows:

Location. Close enough to Downtown

Sandpoint, but the short drive over the Long

Bridge makes it feel like a quick getaway.

Staff. Cayson humbly states how grateful she

is to have a staff that feels like family. Deep

credentials as management has over 75 years

of combined hospitality experience. She

prides herself on being available to staff as

a pure listener, investing into their souls as a

person and not necessarily as a boss. “I don’t

want them dreading to come to work. Core to

maintaining the staff is to let them know they

are valued and, in respect, they really want to

be here!”

Quality. Cayson and her staff have built a

reputation embedding quality throughout the

dining experience. Cayson takes the lead in

staffing, ordering and vision but says she “stays

out of the kitchen” as she yields to her superior

chef/cooks. To Cayson’s credit, she empowers

the staff to be the face of the business. “If you

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dine here consistently, it’s because you love,

let’s say, Lori your server. It has nothing to do

with me being the owner.”

Just a few years after taking over the restaurant,

Cayson opened Shoga, a sushi bar that opened

in 2012. The visionary owner thought the

diversity would create additional synergy

between the two menus, and she was spot on,

Shoga has gone on to be a solid sister restaurant

of the Forty-One anchor. And if that was not

enough, Cayson is pushing forward with a

solid catering business for various events

throughout the year.

For the first time since tackling the business,

Cayson claims to finally be enjoying some

time away from the business, taking in all that

Sandpoint has to offer. “Trying to find work/

life balance is a challenge!” One of her favorite

things—of course—is dining at other area

restaurants.

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Happy to Help

Local accounting firm

passionately serving business

owners and individuals

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

WILL CROOK CPA

120 LAKE STREET, SUITE 305

SANDPOINT, IDAHO 83864

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“I REALLY LOVE ACCOUNTING,” SMILES WILL CROOK. “For us, there is no

greater reward than helping folks really understand their numbers, enabling them to do

better and giving them the freedom to live life and enjoy the benefits of this incredible

community.”

Will, the owner of his namesake business Will Crook CPA here in Sandpoint, has been

in public practice since 2003, beginning in western North Carolina. He relocated to

Sandpoint in 2015, serving a prominent local manufacturer as their controller. After two

wonderful years, Will’s heart brought him back to what he loves—passionately serving

clients as a CPA, opening his office in the Powerhouse building in Downtown Sandpoint

in the spring of 2018.

“What’s not to love about bean counting?” Will replies when asked about what inspired

him to get into the field, adding, “Accounting, and tax by extension, is simply a way of

efficiently measuring the position and performance of organizations and people.”

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At Will Crook CPA, they are “in love” with today’s cutting-edge online accounting

applications. “We love to serve business owners and individuals who really enjoy having an

interactive relationship with their CPA; people who look to manage their financial life ever

more efficiently so they can grow and really understand their financial and tax position—

not just once a year but all year,” says Will.

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Additionally, they will be rolling out an innovative new service to manage and

organize the financial responsibilities of families with aging parents.

“Happy to Help” is the motto at their office, and they believe that is the reason

they have always succeeded. “We truly are happy to help,” says Will. “We still

have many of our clients from western North Carolina. Why did they stick

with us after our move to Sandpoint and a two-year break? Simple—we take

great care of them using awesome tools and applications that make it irrelevant

where we are physically located.”

According to Will, every business has its own unique vibe and character, and

public accountants are no different. “We know that to survive, every firm must

do a great job for their clients,” he says. “It all works when the CPA really ‘clicks’

with their clients. There are some really outstanding firms here in Sandpoint,

each with our own individuality.”

Will Crook CPA advocates for their clients, pushing them to adopt new

technologies to better serve the company and their customers. And as Will

says, “Our clients love doing business with an accounting firm that truly is

‘happy to help.’”

Long before he made the decision to become a CPA and serve the community

directly, Will proudly served his country as a lieutenant (Surface Warfare) in

the United States Navy, later promoted to lieutenant commander while serving

in the reserves. His active duty was spent aboard the USS Downes (FF-1070),

an anti-submarine frigate home ported in San Diego, California.

Today, in addition to his accounting practice, Will serves on the board of three

local not-for-profits and is a happy member of the Sandpoint Chamber of

Commerce.

“With each day, we love this special little place and the people who call it home

more and more,” says Will, who is also a pilot, boater and skier. “Where else

can you find the majesty that’s right here in North Idaho?”

With tax season upon us, if you are looking for a reliable, experienced,

trustworthy and friendly certified public accountant, look no further than

Sandpoint’s own Will Crook.

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Responding to Crisis

GROUP LOOKING TO EXPAND IN SANDPOINT

By Colin Anderson

Photos Courtesy of Veterans

Community Response

IT’S BEEN A

VERY POSITIVE

CONNECTION,

AND MANY ARE

JUST WAITING FOR

US TO GET THE

INFRASTRUCTURE

IN PLACE TO

BEGIN BUILDING

OUR TEAM IN

SANDPOINT

For years Americans were great at helping treat

the physical wounds of those returning from

battles overseas in service to their country,

but up until recently, the mental healing

process didn’t receive the same amount of attention.

Doctors, therapists and fellow servicemen and women

took notice of skyrocketing suicide statistics amongst

veterans and are taking action. Groups across the

country are forming to bring vets together to help them

adjust to life as a civilian; speak with others who might

be struggling as well; and provide continued meaningful

service to their country and their neighbors.

Veterans Community Response (VCR) is a nonprofit

organization composed of firefighters, veterans and

therapists working diligently to support combat

veterans in their postwar readjustment process.

Located in Spokane, the group draws in veterans from

all over the region.

“Our programs center on the intention of helping

combat veterans develop the skills to navigate their

post-war challenges to achieve productive and

satisfying lives after serving our country,” said President

and Co-Founder Darren Coldiron.

VCR recently held a one-day retreat for board

members at Talus Rock in Sandpoint as a way for the

leadership team to build the visions for the year and

give the volunteer board a chance to connect and clear

their head. The retreat included yoga, campfire chats,

and a Native American sweat lodge—not treatments

you might typically associate with those that have

experienced heavy combat.

“When we first did the board retreat is was very work

focused,” said Co-Founder and Vice President Dante

Rumore. “We realized we are all volunteers, engaged in

service to others, and if we didn’t give ourselves some

time it could become a drain.”

Veterans Community Response hosts multi-day retreats

for all eras of combat veterans readjusting to life after

service. Retreat activities range from challenge courses,

kayaking, yoga and whitewater rafting to Native-

American sweat ceremonies, archery, fishing and trap

shooting. Throughout the retreats, participants work

with counselors and Native-American elders, and their

fellow combat vets share effective tools to reintegrate

and to rebuild trust, confidence and camaraderie. Each

evening, participants gather around the fire to explore

common experiences and postwar challenges and to

share effective tools to aid in readjustment.

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"It is our firm belief that

with support, compassion

and understanding we can

create a safe and structured

environment that will

promote the healing process

for all we serve."

There are several one-day retreats and four multi-day retreats scheduled

this year. Group size varies, and this season includes a women’s retreat

and a Vietnam veteran’s retreat. VCR also schedules several ski days for

vets who enjoy hitting the slopes and bonding together. Being outdoors

is key to almost all of the projects the group does.

“It’s creative and therapeutic events in the wilderness that are activities

and team building based, and North Idaho and the surrounding areas

provide great resources for us,” said Rumore.

While the group is based out of Spokane, Rumore, a therapist at the

Spokane vet clinic, is a Sandpoint resident and is looking to expand

the group to include more local programs and activities for Sandpoint

veterans.

“With the people we’ve already connected with here (in Sandpoint), it’s

been a very positive connection, and many are just waiting for us to get

the infrastructure in place to begin building our team in Sandpoint,” he

said.

One of the visions is to have Sandpoint veterans create a local community

responder team. VCR’s current team works locally in forest health and

community service like helping remove slash and create defensible space

for homeowners. They also have a contract with the Washington DNR to

reduce wildfire fuels. Team members go through chainsaw certification

and help the DNR with projects throughout the summer. The team’s All

Hands and Hearts connection deploys members locally to help clean

up after storms, fires or other major events, and also sends members

to disaster areas around the Pacific Northwest as well as Florida, North

Carolina, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and even Sri Lanka. VCR is

hoping team expansions in North Idaho and Western Montana will help

them make an even greater impact.

“We want cohesive teams that are excited to work together to respond

locally, nationally and internationally,” said Coldiron.

As veterans themselves, Coldiron and Rumore know that being able

to share their experiences with other vets new to the group is great for

building initial trust in their unique healing and team-building processes.

“We help meet the needs that are not met through government services

and other nonprofit programs,” said Rumore.

Veterans Community Response is working to build more programs that

will help combat veterans embrace life after military service. The group

envisions a center where they can help veterans turn dreams into reality;

with metal and wood shops, spaces for martial arts, yoga, fitness and

nutrition classes, access to alternative medical providers (acupuncture,

functional medicine, massage, meditation, etc.), and a healthy place for

veterans to gather for support.

“It is our firm belief that with support, compassion and understanding

we can create a safe and structured environment that will promote the

healing process for all we serve,” said Coldiron.

If you are a combat veteran and you would like to connect with others

who have served in combat, you can reach VCR through VetComRes.org

or visiting the group’s Facebook page.

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You never know when the snow will

actually stop falling in this part of

the country, but for skiers and riders,

sadly, the season must eventually

come to an end. While there should still be plenty

of great days here in March, it’s never too early to

start planning the inevitable meltdown. Diehards

are prepping their spring-condition skis and

boards—the ones you don’t mind getting dinged

by a suddenly exposed rock or fallen tree limb.

While conditions might tend to deteriorate, that

doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of fun to be

had.

All of our area mountains enjoy celebrating

another successful season by throwing family

friendly end-of-the-season bashes. Costumes,

contests, food and drink are all present, and

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those who attend will find the last few days are

more about camaraderie amongst fellow outdoor

enthusiasts than searching for those last few

secret stashes of powder on the mountain. Any

day now, it might start looking like spring, but

don’t forget there is still snow to be found and

plenty of fun to be had on the mountain.

Silver Mountain

Kellogg, Idaho

March 30 - Spring Carnival

Kick off your spring break with a toboggan relay,

pond skim, barbecue and outdoor party! Enjoy

outdoor music and a barbecue starting at 11am

on the Mountain House patio.

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The Toboggan Relay is free to enter and will be

held in front of the Mountain House. Teams of

four race head to head in single-elimination

rounds with one person towing another person

in the toboggan to the hand-off point, where

both people change out with the other half of

their team. The team that crosses the finish line

first wins a $100 gift card. Costumes are highly

encouraged.

The Pond Skim is free to enter and is held right

next to the Mountain House, at the top of the

bunny hill. There is a $50 gift card prize for the

best male costume and best female costume, and

$100 gift card for best crossing. Competitors have

45 minutes to put in their best crossing. Don’t

forget your helmet.


SANDPOINT

IN FOCUS

CLOSE OUT

THE SEASON

PARTIES A PLENTY

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY SILVER MOUNTAIN,

SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT

AND BY JIM BOLSER

April 20 - Leadman Triathlon

The Annual Leadman at Silver Mountain

Resort is an exciting individual or team

competition for those who prefer a rowdy

adventure course and might be a bit softer than

the traditional Ironman athlete!

The race begins at Kellogg Peak on Silver

Mountain when the gun is fired! Competitors

run about 200 feet to click into their gear for an

approximate 1 mile ski/board to the mountain

bike transition point. At that stage, competitors

find their riding gear and mountain bikes and

brave a mostly downhill dirt course to the city

of Kellogg where the run initiates. After the 7-

to 11-mile bike ride, the runners take off for a

4- to 5-mile run to the finish line at Gondola

Village at Silver Mountain Resort. The fastest

times are under 50 minutes, and the last racers

cross the finish line in about two hours. Onehundred

percent of the net event proceeds

benefit community projects sponsored by the

Kellogg Rotary Club.

Schweitzer Mountain

Sandpoint, Idaho

April 6 & 7 - Schpring Finale

With the biggest village around, you’ll always

find something going on at Schweitzer—

including their awesome end-of-the-year

party. Details are still being finalized, but

expect the Pond Skimming event to be back as

well as the Cardboard Box Derby. Live music

will be going on, and The Big LeBREWski

beer fest will feature unique brews to sip on for

those 21 and up.

Lookout Pass

Idaho/Montana Border

April 14 - Hawaiian Luau

Parrot heads will love the constant Jimmy

Buffett background music at the lodge in this

family friendly party. Bartenders will even

have an outdoor Snow Bar serving classics

and island cocktails. Kids always have a great

time at the Coco Nut Bowling Contest, which

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gets going at 2pm. The height of fun and entertainment is undoubtedly

the Cardboard Box Derby. Couples, individuals and families parade

down the hill in their own homemade cardboard box car. If you want

to participate, sign up in advance. Remember, only cardboard and duct

tape can be used in construction. Prizes will be handed out in several

categories.

April 21 - Easter Egg Hunt

In an always competitive yet fun event, 50 Easter eggs will be placed around

the mountain. Most will have candy in them while some will have a special

announcement indicating you won an additional prize, which you can then

claim at 3pm on the back deck. One lucky winner will get a season pass

provided that egg is indeed found. Other winners will get lift ticket vouchers

for next winter or a Trail Pass for the Hiawatha for this summer. Others

could win a T-Shirt or other fun prizes.

April 21 - Pond Skimming Competition

Come and attempt to skip, surf and glide across the chilly pond. Icy Dips

await those who do not possess the skill to navigate the water to safety. Bring

a towel and change of clothes just in case! Beach music will be blasting all

day, and everyone on the mountain is encouraged to put on their best island

wear. Those with a Hawaiian shirt get a free lei or party beads.

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As the season winds down at Mount Spokane, the mountain is teaming up

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Bank. All you have to do is bring eight cans of food to the ticket window,

and you’ll be given a free ticket Sunday, March 24. Protein and fruits are

most in need.

March 30 - Hawaiian Days

The final week of March you’ll find the lodge at Mount Spokane decorated

up like an island paradise. The culmination of the week is the annual pond

skimming competition on Saturday, March 30. Enjoy food and drink

specials, as well as costume contests, live music and prizes. Pull up a seat

and watch as brave skiers and riders try not to get soaked. Additional details

can be found at MtSpokane.com.

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March 23 - Hawaiian Dayz

Another beach-themed party will be held on Saturday, March 23, at 49°

North. A special barbecue menu will be available, and you can watch or

participate in the annual Slush Cup events. Costume contests, season pass

specials and prize raffles are up for grabs as well, so dress the part!

March 30 - Oyster Feed

We all know some of the best oysters come from the Washington Coast,

but you don’t have to head all the way over to enjoy these tasty bites. The

mountain’s annual all-you-can-eat Oyster Feed is a seafood lover’s delight

with a whopping 1,000 pounds of delicious Blau oysters shipped fresh from

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“Sloan is an exceptional leader and captain

with an incredible work ethic. He is constantly

doing what it takes to be better and to lead his

teammates to be better also,” said his coach,

Matt Brass. “He is an inspiring leader, helping

to make one of the most successful boys’

teams we have ever had.”

Sloan also excels in the classroom where he

has an unweighted GPA of 4.0 and is ranked

sixth in his class.

In the fall, Sloan plans to attend either

the University of Oregon or California

Polytechnic State University to study

architecture.

“I have a natural aptitude for math and

science, but I’m also very drawn to professions

that allow for creative expression,” explained

Sloan. “Architecture offers an intriguing

blend of those two areas. However, while

studying in college, I also plan on exploring

the possibility of becoming a music producer,

because I spend a lot of my time listening

to music, and I’ve wanted to make my own

throughout high school.”

Although Sloan does not intend to compete

at the collegiate level, he said what he

has enjoyed about track is the feeling of

having “more guts to push harder than my

competitors.” As for cross country, it is being

part of the family that they create every

year and making close friendships with his

teammates that he has enjoyed most.

As he goes forward in life, Sloan said he will

take with him an important lesson he has

learned from participating in track and cross

country.

“I’ve learned to look for how each trial fits

into a bigger picture, and that things of true

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As a captain of both the girls’ cross

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“Last season I nearly broke 20 minutes in

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for me,” said Chloe, who has also won a

prestigious award for her achievements in the

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ranked one of the top in her class. And that

dedication has not gone unnoticed.

“Chloe has made great improvements each

year and is devoted to her team. Positivity

and hard work are her trademarks as well as

a commitment to her training in and out of

season and connecting with her teammates,”

said her coach, Angie Brass. “She is a fantastic

mentor to our new and younger runners.”

In the fall, Chloe will attend Lewis and Clark

College in Portland, where she will focus her

studies on sustainability and political science

with a goal of one day doing what she can

to protect and conserve our resources in a

sustainable way through legislation. As she

goes forward in her career, Chloe believes that

her involvement with track and cross country

have given her the qualities it takes to succeed

in life.

the best leader I can be for my team has been

difficult sometimes. But ultimately, these

challenges have shaped and transformed me

into a stronger, more confident and driven

individual,” said Chloe.

She is grateful for her time on track and cross

country and says it is the personal relationships

she has developed with her teammates that she

has enjoyed the most. And as she begins her

next chapter in life, she will always remember

a lesson that she has learned through her

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“You always have more to give. This truth

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JOIN LIVING LOCAL AT THE HIVE ON MARCH 29

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If you live in Sandpoint, it’s hard to pick just one thing you love about

it. Is it the scenery? The friendliness of the people? The abundance of

year-round outdoor activities? If you are like most, the reasons are

plenty. And one thing I am certain we can all agree upon is that our

hardworking friends and neighbors who have chosen to call this place

home have given their hearts and souls into making sure that Sandpoint

has the “finest” of all that life has to offer; that is definitely something to

be celebrated!

At Sandpoint Living Local, each month we love to share the stories of our

friends and neighbors who are making a difference in the lives around

them. We are also humbled by the support the community provides us

through reading our stories and choosing our publication and online

platforms to market and brand their businesses. It was out of this love of

community and desire to celebrate it that Sandpoint Living Local began

the Sandpoint’s Finest event last year. We have a passion when it comes to

connecting our community and want to acknowledge those who help to

make this a wonderful place to live and visit. And what a better place to

do it than at a social gathering that brings us all together!

This year, the Second Annual Sandpoint’s Finest event will take place

on Friday, March 29 at The Hive in Downtown Sandpoint. With food,

drinks, music, dancing, fun and laughter, we will recognize those

people, businesses and organizations that the community has voted as

Sandpoint’s Finest for this past year.

For the past few weeks, people have been voting online for whom they

believe to be “Sandpoint’s Finest” in a multitude of categories including

Sandpoint’s finest burger, cup of coffee, family owned business, creative

business, person of the year, finest organization with a cause and much,

much more. The voting was recently narrowed down to those who have

received the top three votes in each category. The winners of each of the

30 categories will be announced at the March 29 event.

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JOIN SANDPOINT LIVING LOCAL ON MARCH 29 AT THE HIVE

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We are honored to have the following sponsors supporting our event:

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James Hutchens - CPA, Bonner General Heath and Tom Davies Family

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This red-carpet event will begin at 6pm with a cocktail hour complete

with appetizers, followed by the awards and then entertainment from The

Miah Kohal Band, known and loved by many! And it doesn’t stop there.

The festivities will continue with an after party at The 219 Lounge.

The inaugural event last year saw many in our community come together.

One of those in attendance was Scott Porter, owner of Sandpoint Super

Drug, who won the Finest for Customer Service in our community.

“The greatest compliment I could ever receive in the retail setting is

best customer service because without customer service we are nothing.

Both myself and my staff pride ourselves on great customer service,”

said Porter. “It was a great honor receiving this award, and [Sandpoint

Living Local] put together a first-class event showcasing all the winners

of Sandpoint's Finest. Job well done!”

While we set aside this time each year to recognize Sandpoint’s Finest,

these past several weeks have revealed to many just how important each

and every person and business is to the success of our town.

It was with heartbreak that we watched the buildings at First Avenue

and Bridge Street burn during the early hours of February 11. Business

owners who have given their hearts and souls to growing incredible

businesses for our community to enjoy were left helpless as the force of

nature took over.

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As first responders worked tirelessly in

the snow and frigid temperatures, other

businesses, including Starbucks and City

Beach Organics, stepped in to offer food

and warm beverages at no charge. And it

was not long after that when a fundraiser

was planned to benefit those who suddenly

found themselves without work. Other

businesses opened space to those who lost

theirs in the fire so they can hopefully get

back to work sooner than later.

Eichardt's Pub and Grill started a

GoFundMe for the downtown businesses

that were affected by the fires and stated

on the website its desire to reach out and

support fellow business owners.

“Downtown small businesses are a vital part

of preserving our community. We welcome

anyone to join us, and we challenge everyone

to do something to help,” wrote Jeff Nizzoli,

owner of Eichardt’s Pub and Grill.

It is acts of kindness such as these that make

Sandpoint so unique and gives true meaning

to the word community.

So as we go forth and celebrate all that is the

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oversaw the construction of more than 500 homes in the Calgary area.

Today, Richard and wife Jennifer are the proud owners of Cedar Creek

Custom Homes. The couple opened the business in June of 2009 in

Canada and, after spending several summers on the Pend Oreille and

falling in love with the area, made the decision to expand Cedar Creek

Custom Homes to Priest River in 2018.

“The people of North Idaho are some of the nicest folks we’ve ever

met,” says Richard. “We love the community feel and hospitality. It fits

perfectly with our overall values as individuals and as a company.”

For nearly a decade, Cedar Creek Custom Homes has been providing

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looking for an exceptional finished product in addition to an enjoyable

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“From being available for site meetings on evenings and weekends to

using state-of-the-art project management software to allow our clients

to track every aspect of the construction schedule and budget from

anywhere in real time, we’ve gone out of our way to ensure we provide

an experience that is 100 percent personalized and transparent,” says

Richard.

One aspect that truly makes Cedar Creek Custom Homes unique is

their uncommon approach to financial transparency, giving their clients

complete control over the building budget. “Clients benefit from our

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contractor discounts from suppliers and see the actual quotes that

we receive from trades. This promotes trust between all parties,” says

Richard.

Over the years, they have built a reputation as the go-to builder for

quality vacation homes, in turn creating a niche market that focuses on

projects that require an exceptional eye for detail while leaving room

for creative flexibility.

Richard and Jennifer attribute the success of their business to their

amazing clients, superior sub-contractors and exceptional staff.

The couple agrees that possession day is the most rewarding part of the

entire process. “There is nothing more heartwarming than revealing a

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“The biggest payoff is watching the homeowner use their new home

to create incredible new memories with friends and family. Possession

day often comes with tears of joy, hugs, and of course a celebration

beverage!”

The Knappes continually look for ways to provide insight for their

clients and those looking to build a new home. They are thrilled to

announce some exciting developments for 2019. These include the

premiere of their YouTube miniseries, “Inside Cedar Creek,” which will

give viewers an honest look at what building a custom home is all about.

They will also be offering free custom home building workshops for

ladies in April and May to help women feel more comfortable with the

building process and give them the tools and confidence they need to

make informed decisions throughout the process.

“We absolutely love the building process itself,” says Jennifer. “It’s

incredibly satisfying to see a client’s dreams come to life from idea to

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NEW HABITS ARE HARD!

Change takes time

By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS, Owner, CrossFit Sandpoint

IT’S BEEN THREE MONTHS SINCE MY WIFE REARRANGED OUR

KITCHEN (AGAIN).

Plates, bowls, forks, knives, napkins, instruments, etc.—all in new homes. It’s

like a bizarre Easter egg hunt every time I try and find something.

So what? Just grab the stuff out of the new drawers and move on, right?

I’m trying. Believe me. It’s not fun to make extra laps around the island while

your food is doing its best to set itself on fire, especially when your 4-year-old

comments on how amusing you look every time you reach in the placemat

drawer when you’re actually just looking for a fork.

“Daddy, that’s not where the forks are! You’re silly!”

Unfortunately, old habits are hard to break.

My morning routine goes like this:

• First alarm goes off at 4:50am. I turn on the coffeemaker and hit snooze so I

can get back in bed for 15 more minutes of bedded bliss. My second, for real

this time, alarm goes off at 5:05.

• I get out of bed, turn off the alarm and get dressed.

• I pour myself a cup of coffee and heat up a pan.

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• For the last two years, at this point, I would

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wrong drawer (again). I then curse my mistake

and walk back to the new place where the

silverware now lives.

It’s literally been three months of this little

routine, and I’m pretty excited if I can remember

before I actually reach in the wrong drawer now.

Did my loving mom drop me on my head a lot

when I was a baby? She won’t answer me directly

about this, so the jury is still out. But I don’t

believe that has anything to do with this little

conundrum of mine.

It merely speaks to the power of habits, routine

and how difficult it is to change, especially in

times of lowered cognitive function (high stress,

low sleep, fatigue, etc.).

Think about your own life. How many things

do you just do without thinking? Have you ever

tried to change those things? Were you able to

make those changes long term or was it more

of a vacation from your normal habits until you

went back to what you were used to?

If you went back to being you after a period of

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This is especially true when you don’t sleep or

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CHEMICAL

PEELS

Your most common

questions answered

By Bri Williams, RN BSN, Refined Aesthetics

Med Spa, pllc, Sandpoint, Idaho

Chemical peels are a great way to start fresh

with your skin. They exfoliate dead skin

cells off the surface of your skin, stimulating

cell turnover and improving a wide range

of skin imperfections. Everything from acne, scarring,

hyperpigmentation (brown/age spots, sun damage), fine

lines and wrinkles can be improved with chemical peels.

This once popular skin-care treatment has taken a back

seat to newer treatments in recent years, but it is one of the

simplest in-office treatments you can do and delivers results

that will get you noticed. Below we answer some of your

most commonly asked questions and explain why we love

a good peel.

How do chemical peels work?

Our body naturally exfoliates old skin cells on the surface of

our skin, exposing new cells. A chemical peel speeds up this

process by breaking down the bonds between skin cells on

the top layer of your skin. As old cells are removed and new

cells generated, skin imperfections are improved.

Are there different kinds of peels?

Yes, there are many kinds of peels available, and they range

in potency and strength based on the ingredients used.

Some common ingredients include glycolic acids (alphahydroxy

acid), salicylic acid and lactic acid. Talk with your

aesthetic provider to discuss which type of peel would be

best for you. Salicylic acid peels tend to be great for clients

struggling with acne, while lactic acid peels are great for

brightening. Glycolic peels are a great option for someone

with sensitive skin.

Can a chemical peel be used on other areas of the body?

While treating the face is the most common, peels can be

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With some peels there is no

discomfort at all. The gentlest peels

may not cause any actual peeling

of the skin, just a tightening and

brightening.

Look and feel

your best.

used on other areas as well. The neck, chest and

back are often areas of concern due to acne,

thinning/fine lines and hyperpigmentation (sun

damage).

How much does a chemical peel cost?

The cost of chemical peels varies depending on

the type of peel you are receiving, the practice

in which you are having your treatment and

the experience/credentials of your provider. On

average, a chemical peel cost between $100 and

$300.

How long will my results last?

A chemical peel will give you an instant radiance

and dewy look for up to a week with long-term

results of improved texture and coloring, and a

decrease in fine lines and wrinkles. Peels can be

repeated every four to six weeks, and a series of

three peels is often recommended for optimal

results, with a follow-up peel once a year for

maintenance.

Do chemical peels hurt?

With most chemical peels, clients experience

mild tingling, stinging and heat as the molecules

activate the top layers of the skin. This generally

lasts approximately two minutes and is relieved

with a cool fan. As the peeling process begins

(generally on day three), you may experience

some itching that is relieved with over-thecounter

hydrocortisone cream.

With some peels there is no discomfort at all. The

gentlest peels may not cause any actual peeling of

the skin, just a tightening and brightening.

Is there any downtime after a peel?

Most chemical peels do cause the treated area

to peel between days three and five. The severity

can range from dryness/sloughing to large sheets

of peeling skin. Schedule your peel at least two

weeks before a large event or vacation to ensure

you’re glowing.

If you are considering a chemical peel, it is

important that you talk with your aesthetic

provider about the different types of peels

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CARDIOPULMONARY SERVICES

AT BONNER GENERAL HEALTH

BGH respiratory therapists extend training to better serve community

By Marilyn Cupery, RRT, Cardiopulmonary Clinical Supervisor

Bonner General Health’s Cardiopulmonary Department provides

diagnostic and therapeutic services to people with lung and/or

heart disorders. These services, also known as respiratory therapy,

are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

Our licensed, credentialed respiratory therapists work with patients of all

ages in every department of the hospital. The department is staffed 24 hours

a day, seven days a week. Our therapists work with a full range of patients

from newborn infants to those reaching the end of their lives. We care for

those with chronic lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and

lung cancer, and acute conditions such as pneumonia and traumatic lung

injury. We also teach patients postoperative breathing exercises and smoking

cessation.

Our cardiopulmonary staff is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced

Cardiovascular Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation, and they earn

continuing education units throughout the year.

The respiratory therapists at BGH are very motivated to enhance their

education and training and enhance the quality of their patient care. There

are six respiratory therapists (RTs) on staff, and they have been increasing

their knowledge base through programs offered by the American Association

for Respiratory Care and other organizations. Collectively, we have 189 years

of experience in the field of respiratory therapy!

Over the past three years, three RTs have completed extensive online

programs to enhance their practice. In 2016, John O’Brien, registered

respiratory therapist (RRT), completed a course in adult critical care through

the AARC, which focuses on caring for critically ill patients in the ICU and

Emergency Department. In 2017, Laura Jones, RRT, finished the same course.

In 2018, Janet Edwards, certified respiratory therapist, completed a course

in pulmonary rehabilitation, making her a specialist in this area in order to

benefit the population of patients in our area who suffer from chronic lung

disease such as asthma and COPD.

Ron Dahl, RRT, is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s

Medical Reserve Corp and has been for many years. He is one of only two

respiratory therapists in North Idaho who volunteers for training in disaster

response for this organization and is ready to respond if called. He is about

to embark on a training program through Kettering University to further his

critical-care education by taking an adult critical care course in order to add

to his master’s degree in safety, security and emergency management.

Corey (Shawn) Clum, RRT, just obtained his certification to be a facilitator

for the BGH branch of the American Lung Association’s Better Breather’s

Club. He will be sharing in facilitating the monthly meetings with Marilyn

Cupery, RRT, and clinical supervisor for the Cardiopulmonary Department.

Nickey Bye, RRT, obtained her national certification for EMT (emergency

medical technician) last year, as she and her husband are employed at a

fire department in Northern Washington, and they operate the ambulance

service in that area.

Bonner General Health is proud to have such a motivated cardiopulmonary

team who want to provide the absolute best care to their patients and to

continue enhancing their training to do so! For more information, go to

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FEELING

DIZZY?

There’s a reason …

and a cure

By Amanda Thome, PT, DPT

ImPACT Concussion Trained

PT / Cornerstone Physical

Therapy, Sandpoint

WITH THE

APPROPRIATE

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CAN LEARN IF YOU

DO HAVE BPPV OR

ANOTHER CAUSE OF

YOUR DIZZINESS/

VESTIBULAR

DISORDER.

Have you ever felt like the room is

spinning or moving (vertigo)? Perhaps

you rolled over in bed, looked up or

bent over and felt sudden spinning.

Some people feel their vision is unstable or

bouncing (oscillopsia) or feel off balance when in

grocery stores or busy environments.

Those are only some of the symptoms people with a

vestibular disorder report. Depending on the cause,

symptoms can last seconds or be constant. They can

resolve in days or not at all.

To understand why some people get these

complaints, let’s talk about what the vestibular

system is. It is a sensory system essential to normal

movement and equilibrium. We will focus on the

semicircular canals, ampullae and otolith organs.

There are three semicircular canals inside our

inner ears. These bone-encased canals house fluid

and have dilated ends (ampulla) with hair cells. In

a healthy system, when you move your head one

direction, the hair cells deflect and excite a canal

in one ear and simultaneously inhibit a canal in

the opposite ear. This sends a message to the brain

informing of angular accelerations of our head.

Between the semicircular canals and our cochlea

are the otolith organs (utricle and saccule). They

are responsible for sensing gravity and position

in space. These organs contain calcium carbonate

crystals called otoconia that sit on top of hair

cells. Otoconia weigh more than the membrane

surrounding them, thus they are gravity dependent.

They send information to your brain, such as where

your head is in relation to gravity, and detect linear

accelerations of your head-such as when you jump,

go down stairs or ride in a car.

As we age, otoconia tend to decay and become more

porous. Additionally, healthy crystals are linked

by filaments, however, age thins these filaments.

All of these effects can lead to otoconia becoming

dislodged.

The most common cause of a peripheral vestibular

disorder is called BPPV (benign paroxysmal

positional vertigo). Common triggers are

transitional movements, tipping your head back,

bending down, turning over in bed, etc.

The most common explanation for BPPV is called

canalithiasis. Here, crystals that were supposed to be

in the utricle and saccule broke off and floated into

the semicircular canals (which were supposed to be

crystal free). When the person changes positions,

these crystals move and send misinformation to

the brain causing the spinning feeling and, at times,

jerking eye movements called nystagmus. This type

of vertigo usually lasts for around 20 seconds after

the provoking movement.

With the appropriate assessment by a health-care

provider you can learn if you do have BPPV or

another cause of your dizziness/vestibular disorder.

BPPV is by far the most common peripheral

disorder (10 percent of the geriatric population

will experience it). The good news is BPPV can be

treated often within one to three sessions with a 70

to 95 percent resolution rate.

If you find yourself experiencing vestibular

symptoms, it is encouraged you seek treatment

from your health-care provider, who may refer you

to physical therapy or physician specialist.

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DISCOVER

THE KEY TO

OPTIMAL HEALTH

ADDRESSING THE UNDERLYING

CONTRIBUTORS

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

When we are not feeling well, the first thing we often

want to know is what is wrong and how can I feel

better. The general focus is on getting a good diagnosis

and treatment plan that can be implemented to get us

back on the path to health.

This process works quite well at resolving the symptoms that make us

feel sick or are part of an injury. It also is highly effective at coming up

with medical interventions when something is really wrong.

Starting by addressing symptoms is an important step to feeling better.

But this is also a good time to ask how did this situation arise? Asking

such a question involves investigating the underlying contributing

factors that lead to injury or disease.

Sometimes the first answer to this question will come quite easily.

Like knowing your arm is broken because you ran into a tree while

skiing. But there are also other, more subtle, factors that can influence

such an outcome.

The medical system is not designed to address many of the other

factors that could contribute to an injury, sickness or disease. In this

example of a broken arm, there are many possibilities that we could

consider.

This includes not getting enough sleep, being dehydrated and hungry,

being too cold and not taking rest breaks. Also skiing aggressively

early in the season before adequately strengthening and lengthening

muscles could be a factor.

It could be just plain showing off or not keeping your goggles clean

enough to see the trees ahead. Some more long-term factors could

include an imbalance of magnesium and calcium due to ongoing

digestive issues that led to your bones being more brittle and prone

to breaking.

If we keep up this inquiry and look more deeply, we would have to

start to consider environmental factors and genetics and their role in

how the body detoxifies itself. In this case, how much animal protein

you eat would play a role in the B vitamins you absorb that your liver

uses to detoxify.

Having methylation gene variations that won’t allow normal

breakdown of the folic acid form of vitamin B9 or other forms of

B12 could affect brain fog and memory. Your liver wouldn’t be able

to keep up breaking down the flame-retardant chemicals off-gassing

from the brand-new car you just bought and drove up the mountain.

Thus, you simply forgot the trees were there, even though you saw

them last week, and weren’t thinking straight. You also might not

have quite recovered from breathing the mold coming out of the airconditioning

system in the old car you were driving all winter.

The environment, toxins, diet, genetics, attitude, sleep, lifestyle,

movement, our social interactions, nutrient deficiencies and gut

health all contribute to overall health and wellbeing.

Each of these can be a factor in situations from a broken arm to

more chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, cardiovascular

problems, Alzheimer’s and even the expression of bacterial infections

such as Lyme disease. Everyday illnesses like the cold or flu are also

affected by such factors.

I consider it important to address the underlying contributors to

disease and illness. Looking at the complexities of subtle factors can

support us in moving past just feeling good and actually getting to

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Time Served

in the Corps

Peace Corps volunteers recall

life-changing experiences

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE PEACE CORPS

AND ANDREW HINDERLIE

Upon graduating high school we all face the same challenging

question: What do I want to do with my life? One path

is to continue your education at a traditional four-year

university, community college or technical school. Many

enter the workforce in a wide range of jobs or family owned business.

Still others feel the need to serve their country through military

service. And a few simply set out to explore the world while they aren’t

tied down to a career, marriage or family. In 1961, another opportunity

arose for young people across the country.

Then presidential candidate John F. Kennedy wrapped up a day of

campaigning and arrived on the campus of the University of Michigan

at 2am. Though the press corps had all retired, 10,000 students were

still assembled, waiting to hear from the candidate. From the steps

of the Student Union Building, Kennedy issued a challenge to the

assembled crowd; a challenge that would bring about a new path of

service to the country once he was elected to the White House.

"How many of you who are going to be doctors are willing to spend

your days in Ghana? Technicians or engineers, how many of you are

willing to work in the Foreign Service and spend your lives traveling

around the world? On your willingness to do that, not merely to

serve one year or two years in the service, but on your willingness to

contribute part of your life to this country, I think will depend (upon)

the answer to the question of whether a free society can compete. I

think it can! And I think Americans are willing to contribute. But the

effort must be far greater than we have ever made in the past.”

In March of 1961, President Kennedy created the Peace Corps, and

in the 58 years since, nearly a quarter of a million Americans have

answered his challenge to serve their country by utilizing their skills in

the developing world.

Northwest resident Wayne Nishek was among the first batch to answer

the president’s challenge. Wayne grew up on a farm but always wanted

to see the world. He studied abroad in England in the late 1950s and

was able to experience a different culture for the first time. He also

recalls seeing the devastation from World War II still present in the

likes of crumbled buildings and deep holes in the landscape where

bombs had dropped.

“I wouldn’t say I was draft dodging, but I didn’t want to go to Vietnam

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like my three older brothers, but I still wanted to see the world and

help people,” recalled Wayne, now 78.

Wayne was at a farming conference in Denver when he first heard of

the Peace Corps, and it didn’t take much selling for him to sign up.

Wayne and his girlfriend signed up to be part of the first team of Peace

Corp volunteers to enter southern Bolivia, but first a whole lot of life

needed to happen.

“We decided to get married before we left, so we scrambled and made

it happen. We took a three-day honeymoon and then got on a plane to

Miami to begin our training,” said Wayne.

Their stay in Miami was short lived however, as the night they arrived

coincided with the Bay of Pigs Invasion that set the region under

immense tension. The newlyweds were instead flown to Vermont for

months of training that included the Spanish language and militarystyle

survival courses.

“I remember them taking us out in a raft with our hands tied behind

our back and pushing us out into the water,” said Wayne.

Of the original 60 or so signups only about half made it through the

training. After several months of training they were on their way to

Bolivia. Once on the ground, Wayne used his farming background to

help with a local rice co-op which was dealing with constantly brokendown

machinery. He showed the Bolivians the mechanics of how an

engine works on a combine and what was needed to maintain it. He

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created manuals written entirely in Spanish and was

able to help vastly improve their harvesting skills.

Once that project was running smoothly, he moved

into helping out with local 4-H style programs where

he helped the locals breed healthier animals such as

hogs and chickens. What seemed like a few simple

skills he had learned through his own upbringing

ultimately changed and improved the lives of

countless people in the region.

“People say they don’t have anything to offer, but

there are a lot of skills that translate in developing

countries. A lot need help with simple mechanics,

reading, bookkeeping and just developing plans,” he

said.

Wayne’s two years in Bolivia would evolve into a

lifetime of service. He would spend 19 years in Africa

building homes and schools in far remote villages

and teaching locals how to create and patch clay

stoves. He would eventually run the first Peace Corps

training camp in India, where he would send new

recruits out to a remote village for a week to teach

them how to get by with very little.

“They learned a lot about culture, surviving with

almost nothing, and came back wanting to focus on

learning the language,” he said.

Of all the impact he made, it was one of the smallest

things that might have gone the furthest. Back in

Bolivia, the humidity and heat always attracted flies,

and no one was using a screen door. Wayne showed

them how to build a screen and, using old rubber

bike tires, create a swinging screen door for a few of

the homes. When he visited 15 years later it was still

the talk of the town.

As he looks back at his experience, he shares

that he was only just trying to make some sort of

contribution to the world but instead did so much to

impact a community and make it a healthier place to

live. It is something of which he is proud.

Like Wayne, Pastor Andrew Hinderlie had studied

abroad with his experience coming in Thailand.

After graduating college in the Midwest in 1978,

he thought he might go back to Asia and possibly

“People say they

don’t have

anything to

offer, but there

are a lot of skills

that translate

in developing

countries."

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a lot of times the

locals would ask

why they didn’t

have the same

freedoms and

democracy in their

country

teach—until he met up with an on-campus

Peace Corps recruiter.

“After a lot of thought, I decided to do it,” said

Andrew.

With not a lot of building or farming

background, the Peace Corps decided Andrew’s

best fit was in planning and logistics. He went

through language training and was taught

survival skills as well (now a less intense version

than Wayne’s). He was sent to the Togolese

Republic, also known as Togo, in Africa to help

oversee logistics and financial planning projects

for the local government.

“We always worked as a team, and I didn’t

always want to push hard, but I learned I often

had to push people to really get stuff done.”

Andrew would facilitate many projects

across Africa, but some of his most impactful

messaging came through simple conversations.

While he was learning about different cultures,

Andrew was also sharing with locals the ideals

of American Democracy.

“This would spur discussions about our system,

and a lot of times the locals would ask why they

didn’t have the same freedoms and democracy

in their country,” he recalled.

Wayne recalls spending time in Muslim villages

as well and being treated with the same respects

as the locals.

“I would leave my shoes and all of my stuff

on the beach when I went for a walk. When I

came back an hour later my stuff was always

still there. Where in America do you think that

could happen?” asked Wayne.

While both men specialized in different areas,

traveled to different lands and had different

experiences, both Wayne and Andrew came

back with a similar understanding of the world

and themselves.

“We would supply the expertise for the local

masons, carpenters, architects, planners and

problem solve with design teams,” he said.

Andrew’s team built schools, outbuildings

and large dry-storage buildings for grains. A

self-described “Minnesota nice guy,” Andrew

admits to being hesitant in some of his early

decision-making as to not offend locals but

learned how to be a confident leader by running

many projects.

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Andrew’s commitment to his faith is evidenced

from his position of pastor at a Lutheran

church, but he was never afraid to explore

his beliefs and how they differ from those in

other nations and religions. He went to all the

different churches he could find and learned

from practicing Buddhists as well.

“I don’t see God as just in my denomination but

in all places. I see God as a God that loves this

world.”

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Wayne still speaks monthly with a few of

the folks from his original volunteer group;

relationships that have stood more than 50

years. When Andrew returned home he quickly

got involved with the international community,

hosting students and having welcome parties in

his parents’ home.

“Once you come into my home, you are always

welcome,” he said.


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In Togo, Andrew was welcomed with a smile

and, despite cultural difference, he maintains

many were very similar to the Americans he

grew up with. Strangers would open up their

homes to serve him a meal and would often

even put him up for the night, a courtesy

Andrew utilizes in his own home today.

Wayne recalls dining with families as well

and the common theme of respect and

understanding that can be shared over a meal.

“Almost every country has unique things in

their culture, but if you treat human beings like

human beings, eat food and share drink with

each other, you’ll be accepted into a family.”

The impact the Peace Corps has on its

volunteers like Andrew and Wayne is felt long

after they’ve left. Spreading the democratic

ideals of the United States has inspired people

in developing countries to fight for additional

freedoms and take political office. Many come

The impact the

Peace Corps has on

its volunteers like

Andrew and Wayne

is felt long after

they’ve left.

here to work on college degrees or to become

doctors to bring aid to their homelands. What

might seem like common skills to us can be

life altering for a group of people whose daily

struggle often isn’t paying bills but finding

enough food and clean water for their family.

“I really didn’t realize the privileges I had as an

American until I came home,” said Andrew.

“You learn to do with what you can, and we

can do so much with American ingenuity,” said

Wayne.

Both men share their experiences of keeping

an open mind toward other cultures with those

they encounter throughout the day. In a time of

increasing division, both come back to sharing

a meal and having a conversation.

“People don’t learn how to speak face to face or

to talk one on one anymore, which I hope will

change,” said Wayne.

“We are so afraid of those who are different, and

I don’t think that’s who we are as Americans,”

said Andrew. “I think we’ll grow through

this because we are a country that celebrates

diversity and (know) that we don’t all have to

be the same to lead a wonderful life.”

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BY ANDREA JOHNSON

Growing your own vegetables can be an amazing experience, and it doesn't have to be difficult or complicated. Knowing

when to start planting, how often to water and the basics of seasonal planting can keep you in fresh veggies year round.

Nothing tastes fresher than a tomato or snap pea eaten right off the vine. Children who would never eat vegetables on

their plate will happily pluck them out of a home vegetable garden and pop them in their mouths raw.

Growing vegetables at home is also a great way to teach kids where food comes from. Keep them by your side weeding and mulching,

and they will learn about plants, animals, ecology and more.

The following information provides lots of good tips for beginners in the Pacific Northwest, so dive in and have fun!

Preparing the Soil

The most important step in vegetable gardening comes before a single seed is planted. Preparing your soil for vegetable planting is one

of the most important tips for beginners. It all starts with determining what kind of soil you have.

Basically soil comes in three forms: clay, sandy and loam. Take a handful of wet soil and squeeze. If the soil falls apart as soon as you

open your hand, you have sandy soil. If it stays together but falls apart when you poke it, you have fertile loam. If the soil stays together

even after you poke it, you have clay soil.

Fertile loam is the best soil for growing vegetables. If that's what you have, you've lucked out. Simply work about

an inch of compost or composted manure about six inches down and remove all weeds and clumps of grass.

Sandy soil drains well but doesn't hold water well enough to support plants. Cover your garden patch

with two or more inches of compost and work it in thoroughly. Don't skimp or rush through this step

as your seeds will not germinate well.

Clay soil does not mix well with compost and won't support your vegetables. You can dig down

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three or more inches and replace the soil with good fertile

loam and compost or build a raised bed out of lumber or

railroad ties.

Next, knowing when to start planting will get your garden off

to a strong start.

Choose Your Vegetables

Now comes the fun part: choosing your plants. Most

vegetables will grow well in properly prepared and watered

soil, but some are easier to grow than others.

The Pacific Northwest has a shorter growing season than

most parts of the country, so choosing plants that mature

quickly and knowing when to plant will help ensure your first

vegetable garden is a success.

Some favorite easy-to-grow vegetables are radishes, lettuce,

spinach, beans, beets, snap peas, onions, scallions and

tomatoes.

Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts take a bit

longer but like cooler weather. Brussels sprouts can even be

harvested in the snow.

Tomatoes are difficult to grow from seed, so unless you are an

experienced vegetable gardener, start with live plants from a

reputable nursery.

Look for tomato varieties with initials after the name, such

as HR or IR. HR means the tomato is highly resistant to

pathogens; IR means the variety has intermediate resistance.

Choose several highly resistant patio tomatoes for an easy

first try.

Winter squash and pumpkins take a long time to mature and

sprawl to cover a wide area. Summer squash is easy to grow

and matures quickly but is also prone to sprawl.

When to Plant

On the back of your seed packets you will find a chart that

tells you when to plant and how, including depth and spacing.

In general, plant your peas first, in early March. In late March

to early April, plant your beets, carrots, scallions and onions.

Late April and early May is the time to plug in your carrots

and cauliflower. In early May, plant summer squash, lettuces,

beans and herbs. Cucumbers, corn and nursery plants should

be planted in early June.

This kind of seasonal planting helps to ensure you have a

steady stream of veggies to harvest. Replant short-growing

plants like radishes and lettuce often to keep them coming.

The most important step in vegetable


gardening

comes before a single seed is planted.

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How Often to Water

If you have prepared your soil well, deciding when to water is easy. Stick a finger into the soil to the depth of about an inch.

The soil should feel moist but not soggy. If it feels dry, it's time to water.

One easy way to keep your vegetable garden watered is to wind a soaking hose between the rows. This method also has the

advantage of discouraging mildew or mold on the leaves of tomatoes, squash and cucumbers.

Knowing how often to water also means paying attention to your plants. Some may take up more water than others and will

need spot watering if they begin to droop. Tomatoes are especially thirsty.

Fertilizer

Resist the temptation to buy high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen will cause the green parts of the plant to grow lush and thick

but not the fruiting part. High nitrogen fertilizers also leach into the soil, and the runoff has a negative impact on local

streams and lakes.

When buying fertilizer, look at the numbers on the package. The first number is nitrogen, the second phosphorus and the

third potash. Look for a fertilizer with a high middle number or simply work some compost into the soil

around the plants several times during the growing season.

Keeping Out Wildlife

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The Pacific Northwest is home to deer, groundhogs, ground squirrels and rabbits, and all

of them love vegetables.

Keeping out wildlife will always be a challenge, but a chicken-wire fence around your

garden can help, and so can a dog—if you can train it not to dig up the produce.

Some people swear by blood meal sprinkled around the garden border, and raised

beds will help deter rabbits.

Most importantly, enjoy your garden. Watching food grow is one of life's great joys,

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From Concept to Completion: Landscape architects create beautiful and functional outdoor areas

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

When it comes to designing or decorating our homes, we give so much thought to everything

including colors, textures, countertops, cabinets and picking out fixtures. But how much

effort do we put into planning and designing the exterior of our home—specifically the

landscape? If you are like many, it is not much.

Whether you are building a new home or want to upgrade your current outdoor living

space, a landscape architect can be an investment you may want to make.

And you may be surprised to learn that by investing in a landscape

architect, you can increase the value of your home up to 15

percent over comparable homes, and that value will grow over

time, unlike traditional home remodels.

So, what specifically are the advantages to hiring a

landscape architect? One is that they are educated to look

at each landscape as a system, analyzing the overall picture

and determining problem areas. They can also assist the

homeowner in selecting the right materials, styles, textures

and colors for the plan. Whether you want low maintenance or

love to dig in and maintain your own garden, a landscape architect can help you

plan accordingly.

But it’s not just about plants and trees when it comes to landscape architecture. When

working on residential landscape architecture, an architect can help plan for pools, paving,

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If you are part of a Homeowners Association,

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take into consideration safety codes, an area in

which a landscape architect can provide his or her

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Landscape architecture is a highly regulated occupation, and each state manages

its own licensed landscape architects. To become licensed, one must have an

accredited degree in landscape architecture and also work for a period of time

under the supervision of a licensed landscape architect. They are also required to

pass several technical exams before becoming licensed.

Contrary to what many believe, landscape architects are the designers and

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those doing the work to ensure that the project is done to the plan’s specifications.

There are many benefits to hiring a landscape architect, some of which include

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Because of their education and licensing requirements, a landscape architect

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Of course, we all have a vision of what we

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to our budget. A landscape architect knows

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design and can design something that fits

your budget but still enables you to realize a

beautifully landscaped yard. They will assist in

the bidding process with contractors and help

you decide whether you should do your project

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Because landscape architects work with

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and the partnership with many to ensure you

are getting contractors who are reliable and

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Before hiring a landscape architect, there are

several steps you want to be sure to take. The

first is to request proof that they are in fact

licensed. Also, be sure to request references.

While they may have a beautiful portfolio of

their projects, speaking with someone who has

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When it comes to creativity, this is likely

what will set apart a good architect from an

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be able to present you with ideas and outline

the pros and cons of anything you or the

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Be sure to ask detailed questions and have

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If you are looking to make improvements on your current home or building a new home is in your future, it is imperative that you start of by hiring

an experienced and reliable contractor who will be there from start to finish, bringing your dream to reality.

“Hiring a competent general contractor will save you from the headaches of construction and give you a great experience and a well-built home,” says

Robert Carey, a retired general building contractor. “Securing some knowledge prior to starting your improvement project can give you an edge and prevent

any frayed nerves or worse.”

These six steps will aid in helping you determine the best man, or woman, for the job.

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Before you even start researching contractors for your project, it is

important that you, the client, know exactly what you want the end

result to be. Spend some time thinking through exactly what you

hope to accomplish; everything from look, style, amenities, etc. This

is where a design consultant or design-build firm can be of service to

help you put down in writing the desired end result.

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R E S E A R C H

After narrowing down your search from the dozens, if not hundreds, of

contractors in your area to just a handful or so, it is important to check

credentials to ensure the contractors you’re reaching out to are licensed and

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3 . G E T B I D S

It is advised to get a minimum of three bids, as this allows the client a

clearer idea of the various contractors and what they have to offer. And

don’t let cost deter you. Though someone may bid the project lower than

the rest, this could result in marginal work and disappointment. It is often

recommended to immediately throw out the lowest bid on your project,

as this could be a sign that the contractor is cutting corners, desperate for

work or may end up costing you more than you had anticipated.

4 . T R U S T Y O U R

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You and your family will be spending a lot of time with the contractor

and his crew over the duration of the project. After you’ve done your

due diligence researching a number of contractors, looking to not only

their positive ratings, qualifications and experience, taking into account

their bids, now is the time to look past all that and ask yourself, “Am I

comfortable with this person?” From their background to personality,

communication skills (is everyone clear about the project and on the

same page?) and beyond, the more at ease your contractor makes you

feel, the greater chance for a successful outcome to your project.

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For larger projects, contractors are likely to prepare a "scope of work

proposal." There is usually a fee for this, paid up front (then applied toward

the project cost once the client accepts the bid). The document includes

deliverables (the services the contractor will be responsible for), timeline

(the expected duration of the project), tasks and milestones (to monitor

the progress of the project to stay on schedule) and reports (a formal record

of the project at hand). Agreed-upon contracts are extremely important to

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It’s not just how much you will be paying that is important but how you

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periodically as the contractor completes portions of the project—three

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Visit New Orleans

like a Local

Spring is the best time to visit

BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

Discover 300 years of history, culture and food on a visit to New Orleans—one of the oldest cities in

the United States. When people think of New Orleans, thoughts turn to Mardi Gras and the crazy

party that is Bourbon Street, but there is so much more to this city than the French Quarter, and I

am going to share tips on visiting like a local. It may surprise you to know that many of the iconic

tourist destinations are also favorites of local Louisianans.

Where to Stay

If you have your heart set on the French Quarter by all means stay there, but you will pay a lot more with many

hotels having parking fees of up to $50 a night. I like to stay in Metairie, which is a short drive from the New

Orleans airport and about a 10-minute drive to the French Quarter. It is New Orleans’ first suburb and has

many family friendly hotels. The Courtyard Marriott Metairie has a very friendly staff that makes you feel at

home. The nice thing about this area is that it is quiet at night, and it is very easy to schedule an Uber if you

wish to go out in the French Quarter.

Things You Must See and Do

Louisianans were foodies before it was a thing. A whole day can revolve around food and drink from beignets

and café au lait in the morning, po’boys or a muffuletta for lunch, a gourmet meal at one of the iconic restaurants

and a flaming hurricane or other cocktail to finish off the night. You might even be able to fit in a bit of

sightseeing in between. Here are the must sees and eats.

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LOUISIANANS WERE FOODIES BEFORE IT WAS A

THING. A WHOLE DAY CAN REVOLVE AROUND FOOD

AND DRINK FROM BEIGNETS AND CAFÉ AU LAIT IN

THE MORNING, PO’BOYS OR A MUFFULETTA FOR

LUNCH, A GOURMET MEAL AT ONE OF THE ICONIC

RESTAURANTS AND A FLAMING HURRICANE OR

OTHER COCKTAIL TO FINISH OFF THE NIGHT.

1. Beignets and Coffee in the French Quarter. There are other places

to enjoy this treat, but the Café Du Monde in the French Quarter is

the original. Established in 1862, this local treasure is open 24 hours

a day. My family always plans a visit whenever we are in town, and on

my last visit, I ran into my cousin. What makes this place so special? It

never changes. The menu has consistently stayed the same serving only

Beignets—a light, puffy square French doughnut lavishly dredged in

powdered sugar—and various beverages. The café’ au lait is coffee and

chicory with hot milk and complements the sweetness of the Beignets.

Insider Tip: The café is insanely popular with crowds queued up down

the street waiting for a table. You seat yourself and it is cash only. For the

best experience, get up early. You will be able to easily find parking and a

table no later than 7am. The French Quarter can smell a little ripe in the

morning after the partying crowd has turned in, but the delicious smell

of beignets cooking cleanses the air.

2. The French Quarter. The Café Du Monde is located in the French

Market, which is filled with shops perfect for souvenirs. Make sure to pick

up some Aunt Sally’s Pralines. Slightly down the street from the French

Market is Jackson Square, and it is the No. 1 destination for visitors to

New Orleans. This lovely landscaped square with a prominent statue of

Andrew Jackson, Hero of the Battle of New Orleans, serves as an open-air

artist colony. For more than 50 years, artists have presented their work

on the wrought iron fence surrounding the square. Watch for the local

street performers and listen to some great jazz right on the sidewalks.

You can spend a whole day in this area. Make sure to visit the St. Louis

Cathedral as well as the Cabildo and Presbytère state museums. Once

you are done exploring, hop on one of the carriages that line up in front

of the square and take a tour of the French Quarter. What is unique about

these carriage tours are they are pulled by mules that are more adapted to

the extreme temperatures of the city.

3. Have a Sandwich. New Orleans has raised the lowly sandwich into

a whole new level of deliciousness. Some vocab you need to know: A

po’boy is what a sandwich is called and the favorites are shrimp, oyster

or roast beef. You will be asked if you want it dressed. This means with

lettuce, tomato and mayo or plain. A muffuletta is made on a whole

round loaf of bread hollowed out and filed with deli-fresh sliced meats

and cheeses and Italian olive salad. For muffulettas you need to go to

Central Grocery, where this hearty sandwich was invented in 1906 by

Salvatore Lupo. For a good po’boy ask the locals; there are shacks and

bars around the city that specialize in po’boys, and usually the least

appealing looking of places have the best po’boys. On my recent visit,

a local recommended Bear’s Poboys at Gennaro’s, which is located right

next to the interstate and collocated with a bar. On a busy Saturday, it was

a constant rush of people dining in or picking up huge bags of po’boys

to go. Bear’s specializes in slow-roasted beef po’boys, but we tried the

shrimp and the oyster versions. They were so good. Ours were served

dressed on a type of roll I’ve only had in Louisiana. It is soft but super

sturdy and holds up to the sauces without falling apart.

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The Speci f ics

WHERE TO STAY

Courtyard Marriott Metairie - Marriott.com

WHERE TO EAT

Antoine’s - Antoines.com

The Commander’s Palace - CommandersPalace.com

Bear’s Poboys - BearsPoboys.com

Café Du Monde - CafeDuMonde.com

THING TO DO

The French Market - FrenchMarket.org

The French Quarter - FrenchQuarter.com

St, Louis Cathedral - StLouisCathedral.org

New Orleans City Park - NewOrleansCityPark.com

Frenchmen Street - FrenchmenStreetLive.com

4. City Park. This 1,300-acre green space is one of the oldest parks in

the United States, drawing millions of people each year to visit. There

are trails surrounded by oak trees dripping with Spanish moss and many

themed gardens to include two sculpture gardens and the New Orleans

Botanical Garden. This is the site of the New Orleans Museum of Art,

Storyland (which is a themed playground with 25 giant sculptures from

your favorite fairy tales), an amusement park with a historic carousel and

an 18-hole golf course and a mini golf course. There really is something

for everyone, and the grounds are just stunning. Insider Tip: There is a

24-hour café called Morning Call that has been in the park for more than

142 years.

5. Eat at an Iconic Restaurant. Antoine’s and the Commander’s Palace

are the Grand Dames of New Orleans dining. According to Teyonda

Hamilton, a long-time New Orleans resident and assistant manager at

the Metairie Courtyard Marriott who is a wealth of knowledge when it

comes to the city, “The iconic restaurants really live up to the hype. Like

most New Orleans’ families, we cook, and so when we go out to eat it

needs to be not like what we cook at home. My family goes to Antoine’s or

the Commander’s Palace for special occasions,” she said. Both restaurants

have been around for over 100 years. Famed chefs Emeril Lagasse and

Paul Prudhomme are alumni of the Commander’s Palace. Antoine’s is the

oldest restaurant in the country and still run by members of the original

family. This is where Oysters Rockefeller was created, and the recipe is a

closely guarded secret.

6. Frenchmen Street. Located just east of the French Quarter, this is

where the locals go to enjoy a night on the town and is the heart of live

music in New Orleans. Enjoy lower prices than Bourbon Street on drinks

and food as well as just about any type of live music. There are over 20

bars, restaurants and other venues all within a two-block area. You can

experience live music seven days a week all year long. Each has its own

unique experience such as the dive Igor’s Checkpoint Charlie, which is a

bar, a restaurant and a laundromat.

The food, the people, the history and the culture of New Orleans all

come together to create an unforgettable experience. Whether you plan

a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, you will never run out

of things to see, do and eat. If you love the cuisine, pick up a copy of

“River Roads Recipes” cookbook, with its great collection of Louisiana

food that has stood the test of time and makes a useful souvenir. For

more information on the city, make sure to visit the official New Orleans

tourism site at NewOrleans.com

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Waterfront Views

Live Music

An Experience

3-Course Meal for $25

*does not include tax or gratuity.

Join us throughout the month of March for a different, 3 course, prix fixe meal for

$25. Each week the meal will change so stay tuned to the TCB Facebook page.

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Come watch March

Madness with us!

Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday, Magic Wednesday!

Full Bar • Quick Take Out • Family Friendly

Our magician,

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private parties!

Experience the Magic

the next time you

dine with us!

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar -

Ponderay Location

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381

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Forty-One South

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year round.

Reservations recommended.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

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Shoga Sushi

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety

of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,

sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each

guest’s tastes and preferences.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2001

shogasushi.com

Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh & unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newlyexpanded

menu has brought even more choices

to diners. If you are looking for family fun, a date

night or even a place to host a party in their private

dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will

keep you coming back for more!

314 North Second Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho

83864. 208.263.2995

SandpointJalapenos.com

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have

a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open

daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

CEDAR STREET BISTRO

Experience tasty food and great coffee in a truly unique setting.

Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted

Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and

wraps, stone-baked pizzas, dessert and savory crepes, fresh

salads and homemade soups. Something for everyone from

7am - 5pm daily.

334 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4396 | CedarStBistro.com

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

Conveniently located, they can also make your order to go!

Sun: 9am-4pm | Mon-Fri: 7am-4pm | Sat: closed for REST.

117 N. First St. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

Full service bar with

craft cocktails

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

& SILO BAR

Enjoy farm-fresh, seasonally inspired food. Brunch is served

daily and menu items include fresh apple doughnuts, chicken

and waffles and more! Dinner items include fresh meatloaf and

smoked steelhead trout. Silo bar open daily at 11am. Learn

more at FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

477227 Highway 95 N. | Ponderay

208.255.2603

POWDER HOUND PIZZA

What could be better when looking to take a break from

your day at Schweitzer Mountain? Powder Hound Pizza

offers something for everyone including salads, sandwiches,

appetizers, and of course amazing specialty pizza. They also

have a variety of cold beers on tap to quench your thirst.

Powder Hound Pizza at Schweitzer Mountain is open during

the winter season and during summer festivals at the mountain.

Stop by and see for yourself why Powder Hound Pizza has been

awarded "Sandpoint's Finest!"

Located at the Lazier Center at Schweitzer Mountain

Resort. 208.255.5645. www.powderhoundpizza.com

Northern Country Cuisine,

featuring house smoked

barbecue, smoked chicken and

farm to table comfort foods.

Coming Events

Brad Judy Book Signing

March 9th at 5pm - 8pm

Chefs Dinner ($55 5 Course Meal)

March 23rd at 6pm

208-255-2603

477227 Highway 95 N

Ponderay, ID 83852

Conveniently located next to Hotel

Ruby in Ponderay

HotelRubyPonderay.com

Part of the Eat Good Group family of

restaurants

EatGoodGroup.com

FarmHouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

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BUTTERNUT CHICKEN POT

PIE WITH SAGE BISCUITS

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Marina Gunn

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp. olive oil

4-5 chicken thighs

1 head of celery

8 medium carrots

1 yellow onion

16 oz. butternut squash soup*

1 tsp. salt

1 cup arugula

METHOD:

FOR THE BISCUITS:

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. kosher salt or pink

salt

14 tbsp. unsalted butter,

cold and cubed

1/4 cup whole milk

3/4 oz. chopped sage (1

clamshell at grocery)

1 large egg

• Turn to medium heat and add olive oil to cover the bottom

of a large pot. Add chicken thighs and sauté for 5 minutes,

flip and continue for an additional 5 minutes. Remove the

chicken from the pot, shred with a fork and set aside.

• Using the same pot on medium-low heat, add chopped

celery, carrots and yellow onion. Add more olive oil and salt

if needed, stir occasionally. Cook until the onions are slightly

transparent (7-8 minutes).

• Add the shredded chicken to the sautéed vegetables, stir and

add in the butternut squash soup. Cover, simmer on low for

20 minutes. Add and mix in arugula before removing from

heat.

• While the soup mixture is simmering, make the sage biscuits

(adapted from Molly Yeh’s recipe).

• Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the

butter using a pastry cutter or your hands, incorporating the

butter until the mixture is the consistency of oatmeal and the

butter is the size of peas.

• Mix in the milk and chopped sage until the mixture comes

together to form a dough. I usually use my hands at this point

to make sure it’s combined.

• On a floured surface, pat the dough to 3/4” thick and then cut

out round biscuits, re-rolling scraps as needed.

• Add the biscuits to top of butternut chicken and vegetables if

using an oven-safe pot. If not, transfer chicken and vegetable

mixture to an oven-safe casserole dish or pan and then top

with biscuits.

• Brush the biscuits with the beaten egg and top with salt. Bake

on 425°F until the biscuits are golden brown, 25- 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Delicious Food & Fun Cocktails

Take-out Available

Shoga Sushi Open Wed - Sun Nights

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

NEXT TO THE LODGE AT SANDPOINT

Wednesday Nights

All Sushi Rolls...

Buy one, get one half off!*

208. 265. 2001

ShogaSushi.com

* Dine in only

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Come enjoy

the wholesome

goodness of

Millers. Made

fresh with love

every day.

www.MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com

Monday-Friday | 8:30am-5:30pm

1326 Baldy Mtn Rd, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.9446

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Sandpoint, Idaho

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"Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!"

Sweet lou’s restaurant & BaR

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Next to Holiday Inn Express

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Show what you've got!

ENTERTAINMENT

MARCH 29

A Celebration

of Local

Talent

NORTHERN STARS RISING

SET FOR MARCH 29

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

We have a lot to offer here in

Sandpoint and an abundance of

local talent is no exception.

On Friday, March 29, Pend

Oreille Arts Council will present an opportunity

for you to come and enjoy local artists as they share

their talent in a variety of ways—musical, vocal,

dance and the spoken word.

Northern Stars Rising will take place at the

Heartwood Center, 615 Oak Street, with doors

opening at 6:30pm and the performance beginning

at 7pm. It is a unique opportunity for local

performing artists to showcase their talent, and it’s

something you don’t want to miss.

Auditions took place in February where it was

narrowed down to five “rising stars” who will

perform at the March 29 event.

The Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) exists to

facilitate quality experiences in the arts through

educational programs and presentations that

benefit the people of North Idaho. For over 40

years, POAC has been the facilitator of countless

performances, art exhibits and much more. They

are the force behind the annual Arts and Crafts

Fair that takes place each August and work yearround

with many local and regional artists.

In their effort to support the arts in Sandpoint,

POAC receives financial support through grants

from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the

National Endowment for the Arts, the Western

States Arts Federation, the Idaho Community

Foundation and the Inland Northwest Community

Foundation as well as many public and private

entities. And of course, there is always the support

from local businesses and individuals who

generously invest in the arts in the community.

Be sure to check out Northern Stars Rising on

March 29. Ticket prices are $15 for adults or $5 for

ages 18 and younger and available by contacting

Pend Oreille Arts Council or going online at

ArtInSandpoint.org where you can also check out

the abundance of wonderful events POAC has

planned!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAR

07

7B Women’s Annual Conference

Be energized. Be motivated. Be Inspired. For the 11th year in a row, 7B Women

are cultivating a space where women from all walks of life can come together to

be inspired, supported and enveloped in a community. You're sure to walk away

energized, motivated and maybe with a few new friends, too! Take the day to

unplug, invest in yourself and make a plan for 2019 to be the year of you! Register

online at 7BWomen.com.

MAR

10

Umphrey's McGee in Concert

The boys are back in town! KPND and Low Country Boil

Productions present Umphrey's McGee live at The Hive

Sunday, March 10, 7pm to 1am. Part of the band's 2019 Wax

On, Wax Off Tour, this is sure to offer all in attendance an

evening of pure musical entertainment. Tickets are priced

$35 for general admission, $50 for VIP and can be purchased

online at EventBrite.com.

MAR

16

MAR

13

Terry Robb in Concert

Terry Robb is one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of

our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him

international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music

critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements

from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime,

country, swing and free jazz, Robb has built a unique blues

sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music

career spanning more than four decades. Tickets are $12 in

advance and $15 day of show. DiLunas.com

MAR

16

MAR

15

Health Care Educational

Symposium

Don't miss this year's Health Care Educational Symposium

9am to 3pm at the Kootenai River Inn in Bonners Ferry. The

community is invited to attend this free event featuring

speakers who will be presenting an array of topics. There

will also be a Q&A with a panel of experts. Visit with each

professional at their booth and be qualified for a variety

of door prizes. For more information, contact Jennifer

VanEtten at 208.457.2554.

MAR

21

SKI for MS

Get ready to powder with a purpose! SKI for MS heads

back to Schweitzer Mountain Saturday, March 16. Sign

up today as an individual or start a team! The $25 SKI for

MS registration includes a fun-filled day of skiing with

friends and family, amateur ski races, celebration ski down,

costume contest and après party with music, drinks and

prizes. 100 percent of registration and fundraising proceeds

are used to provide families with MS with life-changing

health and wellness education programs. Register online

at CanDo-MS.org.

St. Patrick's Day Benefit

Join the 219 Lounge 4 to 7pm for this not-to-miss event! A 24

Hours for Hank fundraiser to benefit Hank and the Cystinosis

Foundation, those in attendance will enjoy folk and Irish

tunes by Sandpoint favorite Brendan Kelty from 5 to 7pm,

Irish cocktails, green beer, complimentary Irish appetizers,

raffles, prizes and a tap takeover by Iron Horse Brewing

featuring its flagship beer Quilters Irish Death. 219.bar

Upcoming Events in April

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CENTER

Ray of Hope Luncheon

North Idaho CASA once again invites the community to

attend the annual Ray of Hope Luncheon. This is a chance for

community members to learn more about CASA's growing

number of volunteers and the vital role they play in the

lives of the most vulnerable children in our community. The

program begins at noon at Tango Cafe. To purchase tickets

or to be an event or table sponsor, visit NorthIdahoCASA.org.

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JOAN ZEN BAND

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TRUCK MILLS & ANDREW BROWNE

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BROWN SALMON TRUCK

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BRENDAN KELTY TRIO

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MAR

29

Sandpoint Living Local’s Finest

Join Sandpoint Living Local at The Hive for the second annual Finest Awards. In

addition to the announcement of this year’s winners, there will be drinks, appetizers,

music and dancing! The event kicks off at 6pm. Come help Sandpoint celebrate the

finest businesses and entrepreneurs of 2018! Visit SandpointLivingLocal.com to cast

your votes and to purchase tickets.

MAR

22

Reverend Doctor at Pend

d'Oreille Winery

Reverend Doctor will be spreading the good vibes at Pend

d'Oreille Winery Friday, March 22, 5 to 8pm, for his Build

It Up Tour. As a singer and guitarist, Reverend Doctor's

songwriting aims to preach and to heal through positive

messages of hope and love. Their music reflects a passion to

build community and engage audiences. Call Pend d’Oreille

Winery for additional details at 208.265.8545.

MAR

23

7th Annual Tour de Thrift

The annual Tour de Thrift has become an institution in

Sandpoint as thrifters from around the region gather to

crawl from local thrift store to thrift store, shopping and

collecting stamps to win great prizes. Each thrift store

donates a portion of their proceeds to the charity of their

choosing. This year's event takes place Saturday, March

23, 8am to 6pm. Find the event on Facebook for up-todate

details and information or call the Panhandle Animal

Shelter Thrift Store at 208.263.0706.

MAR

23

Driftwood at the Heartwood

Center

Don't miss Driftwood, a five-piece Americana band from

upstate New York, as they perform live at The Heartwood

Center Saturday, March 23, 7 to 10pm. Driftwood's sound

owes as much a nod to '60s R&B, '70s country rock and

contemporary pop as it does to folk and traditional

Appalachian music. Tickets are priced $15 for adults, $10 for

youth and can be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.

com.

MAR

23

2,400 Feet of Schweitzer

2019

On Saturday, March 23, Schweitzer Mountain Resort will

again host the 2,400 Feet of Schweitzer event. It’s a sunrise

giant slalom event which begins at the Sky House Lodge

at the summit and ends 2,400 vertical feet later at the

Outback Lodge at the base of Schweitzer, all in an effort

to raise funds for Cystinosis research. Entry fee includes

an all-day lift ticket, event T-shirt, breakfast at the Outback

Lodge, limited hotel discounts at the Selkirk Lodge and a

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The Fly Fishing Film Tour

2019

The Fly Fishing Film Tour makes its way to Sandpoint's

Panida Theater Saturday, March 23. Doors open at

5:45pm and the show will begin at 7pm. Tickets are $12 in

advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds from this event

will benefit Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water

Festival, teaching Bonner County fifth graders about

water quality and fisheries for over years. Purchase tickets

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Northern Stars Rising

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performing artists in the Sandpoint community. Several

rising stars are chosen through auditions and will perform

with their musical, vocal, dance and spoken word talents.

Doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7. Tickets

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A rare property for your most discerning clients. 50 of the most gorgeous wooded acres available on

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