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Congratulations

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Laughing Dog Brewing

Builder

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Burger

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Casual Eats

Joel’s Mexican Restaurant

CPA/Accountant

James Hutchens, CPA

Creative and Home Services

Sandpoint Furniture

Cup of Coffee

Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters

Customer Service

Sweet Lou’s

Dentist

Tom Davies Family Dentistry

Downtown Retail Shop

Sharon’s Hallmark

Drinks

Trinity at City Beach

Employer

Litehouse Foods

Evening Entertainment

219 Lounge

Family Owned Business

Sandpoint Super Drug

Financial Services

Ken Wood - Edward Jones

Fine Dining

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Litehouse YMCA - Trainer Carla Johnson

Hair Salon

Stylebar Beauty Bar

Health Food / Juice

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Women’s Health Care - Cynthia Dalsing, NP

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Lodging

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Matchwood Brewing Company

Organization with a Cause

Panhandle Animal Shelter

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Pizza

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SPRING + EASTER = HOPE

IT HAS BEEN A LONG WINTER, and

the warmth of spring is a welcomed relief

from the dark, cold days of the past several

months. Sure, the snow is fun for a while,

and Christmas is never the same unless it’s

a white Christmas, but after time we yearn

for the warmth of the sun as nature blooms

around us.

This month we will also celebrate Easter, a

season of hope, renewal and the promise

of eternal life. While we have our secular

symbols of Easter such as coloring Easter

eggs, the Easter bunny and more, the true

meaning of Easter is the celebration of the

resurrection of Jesus, giving the promise of

eternal life—the symbol of ultimate hope

in the Christian world.

Sadly, there are many in this world who

struggle each day with little hope in their

lives. Whether it is living in poverty,

broken relationships or struggling with

abuse, mental health issues or addiction, it

is easy to lose hope when you don’t feel the

love of others.

One of the best ways we can show the love

of God to others is through our actions.

For those of us who are blessed with an

enriched life surrounded by people who

love us, one of the greatest gifts we can give

to others is the gift of hope. I encourage

you to connect with others who may feel as

though there is no more hope in their lives.

While coloring Easter eggs and other

seemingly secular traditions are fun, add

a new tradition this year and do what you

can to give others a spark of hope in their

lives.

Know that you are helping spread the Good

News of the Easter season, and you, too,

will feel a renewed sense of hope! Happy

Easter from all of us at Living Local!

Steve Russo

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Executive Director

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NO MATTER THE TIME OF YEAR

OR SEASON, we are truly blessed by the

abundance of natural beauty that surrounds

us here in North Idaho. This month's cover

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Frerkson of 7B Photography, is a sure

reminder just how magnificent Sandpoint

truly is.

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Contents

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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

An Egg-credible Community Event: Let the

hunting begin

32 Business Spotlight

Rocket Fish Digital: Making an impact through

digital marketing

34 Good News

Just Do It: Annaby Kanning finds joy in competition

and giving back

38 Sandpoint In Focus

A Day to Make a Difference: Idaho Gives set for May 2

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44 Living Local

Fire up the Taste Buds: Crave! Returns for third

annual event

50 Business Spotlight

Alpine Family Medicine: Top-Quality Care for the

Entire Family

54 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

64 Feature Story

It started as an idea … : Individuals making a big

impact in their local communities

92 Travel & Leisure

Cannon Beach – Stunning Coastline and Charming

Seaside Village

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99 Food & Drink

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots around town

and local recipes

105 Arts & Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music, sports

and shows!

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SPRING SUNSHINE AND WINDOW COVERINGS

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

With spring comes an increase in the hours of

daylight, which is wonderful after our long

winter. However, the additional sunlight

can pose a problem for our home’s interiors.

UV rays can be damaging to wood, carpet, fabric and other

finishes in our homes, not to mention being hard on the eyes.

Not surprisingly, spring is a time when people start to think

about window coverings.

As a designer, one of the most frequent issues I encounter is

how to cover specific windows without either blocking the

view or not giving enough privacy. Luckily, there are many

options available.

One of my favorite go-tos are wood blinds. They come in

a variety of colors, both painted and stained, a couple of

different widths, and are available with decorative trim to

add a little color. There are light-weight wood blinds for

larger windows, motorized options for hard-to-reach areas,

and they come in a selection of price points for all budgets.

With wood blinds, my suggestion is for the blind to match

your window trim exactly, creating a seamless look. This way,

whether the blind is open or closed, it looks like it belongs

there, sitting snugly in your window.

Another popular window-covering application is cellular

shades. These come in hundreds of colors, sizes and

transparencies, allowing for a custom look. I typically enjoy

a cellular shade that matches the paint or trim color, but you

can play with contrast as well.

With cellular shades, be sure to talk to your sales person in

depth, as there are many options out there. From doublecelled

blinds, which allow for more insulation, to top-downbottom-up

options, which work well to allow light into a

room while maintaining privacy, you need to be sure what

is right for you. There are also room-darkening options that

work well for a bedroom or media room. And cellular shades

can be motorized as well for those tall picture windows.

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You’ll find our namesake Blue Steel Spring at the core of our

upholstered seating. Unlike eight-way hand-tied springs, it

never needs retying or replacing to keep you from getting

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Our design and construction go hand in

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The right window coverings can

last a lifetime

Mesh shades, which are mounted on a roller and

provide some privacy while still allowing light

and views to filter in, are becoming increasingly

popular. These tend to look fantastic with both

rustic and modern looks but are not for those

who want complete privacy. If you are looking

at this option, something to keep in mind is that

light colors have a tendency to filter out views

more than dark colors. I know this sounds

counterintuitive, but the light colors reflect

more light inside, creating more of a box effect.

Dark colors tend to recede, making the view

more visible.

Something that is seldom talked about today are

draperies, but I think they are a wonderful way

to add warmth and texture to a room. They can

be spare and modern or flouncy and traditional,

and they can definitely add personality should

you choose patterns or textures over simple

cotton or linen. Not to mention, I still believe

draperies to be one of the best and easiest ways

to cover sliding or French exterior doors, as they

can be completely opened to allow easy passage

during the day and quickly closed at night for

privacy.

One thing for sure is that good window coverings

are an investment. To make sure you spend your

dollars wisely, do your research and find out

what options are right for you and your home.

The right window coverings can last a lifetime, so

a little education can go a long way! Should you

need help deciding which application is right

for you, don’t hesitate to ask your sales person.

They have the knowledge and experience to help

you solve any issues you might face with your

particular windows and ensure a beautiful and

functional outcome.

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least one time-related investment opportunity.

Specifically, you could use whatever extra

money you have to fully fund your IRA, if

you haven’t done so already. For the 2018 tax

year, you can contribute $5,500 to a traditional

or Roth IRA, or $6,500 if you are 50 or older.

(Depending on your income, you may not be

able to contribute the full amount to a Roth

IRA.) You’ve got until the April 15 deadline to

fully fund your IRA, but if you have the money

sooner, why wait? The quicker it’s in your

account, the faster it can go to work for you.

One final suggestion: If you have a company

match as part of your 401(k) or similar

retirement plan at work, consider contributing

enough to get your employer’s full matching

contribution before you pay down debts. Don't

leave this “free money” on the table.

Your year-end bonus, tax refund or other

source of beyond-the-paycheck money can

help you make progress toward your financial

goals, so evaluate your situation and options

carefully before making any moves. It will be

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Patty Hutchens

| Photo by Marsha Lutz

Kathy

Prummer

The math instructional

coach for Lake Pend Oreille

School District

A

math teacher for 17 years, Kathy

Prummer says she delights in

seeing students’ attitudes toward

the subject transformed when they

are able to understand a mathematical concept.

“I love when students come in with a

preconceived notion that they ‘can’t do math,’

and then once they experience success, they feel

like they can do anything,” said Kathy. “When

we do hard things and kids are successful, this

motivates them to go back again and again to

problem solving situations.”

Kathy shares that most students don’t expect to

experience this kind of success in something

that is traditionally such a difficult subject. “I

love it when kids realize they are math people!

Experiencing success in math creates an

overflow effect into many other areas of their

lives because they were successful in that thing

that was the hardest,” she said.

Kathy’s current position with Lake Pend

Oreille School District is as the district’s math

instructional coach. It’s a position she has held

for the last three years and involves teaching

math with colleagues in grades kindergarten

through eighth at all seven elementary schools

in Lake Pend Oreille School District, and

grades seven and eight at Sandpoint Middle

School and Clark Fork.

“Kathy models lessons with students so

teachers can see firsthand how to question and

probe students for answers and explanations,”

said Kathy Berget, principal of Sagle

Elementary. “Kathy has a positive, energetic

attitude and doesn't let anything stop her.”

Kathy Prummer has had many fulfilling

moments as a teacher, but one of the most

gratifying came a few years ago when she was

teaching seventh grade.

“I saw major growth in one of my students

who had come in struggling. When I chatted

with him and his mom at our fall conference,

she told me that he had never experienced this

kind of success in math. The light bulb had

turned on and he was understanding things

that were formerly inaccessible to him.”

Kathy proposed that the student switch to

another one of her classes that moved faster

and would challenge him more. But the

student didn’t feel confident enough yet to

make that jump. “So, I told him, ‘OK, I will

honor your decision to stay where you are for

now. But when you think you’re ready to make

the switch, let me know and we’ll do it!’ I knew

he could handle the switch. But he didn’t know

it yet,” said Kathy.

A few months later the student approached

Kathy and requested to be transferred to the

more difficult class saying, “Ms. Prummer,

I was thinking it would be a good idea for

me to switch to that other class. This class

just doesn’t meet my career goals anymore!”

Kathy shares that her heart swelled with pride

and admiration for that young man. “I will

never ever forget the day his own confidence

changed the trajectory of his math life!”

Kathy said it's important to her that her

students know that in this culture of instant

gratification they should “expect the struggle.”

“Anything worth really having requires effort,

time and hard work. Rather than shrinking

from difficult things, my whole purpose in my

math work with kids is to nurture perseverant

problem solvers,” said Kathy. “I really believe I

don’t just teach math. My calling is far greater

than that. Math is the perfect place to teach

about life.”

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PET CANCER

FACTS

Know the signs and give

your pet the best quality

of life

By Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal

Hospital

One of the most dreaded words a family can hear is that

someone they love has cancer. Our furry companions, now

solidly part of our families, are living longer lives and are

more prone to developing cancer in their later lives. Cancer

is tough on everyone, and concerns regarding quality of life after a pet's

diagnosis are why I wanted to write about the various options for this

disease.

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of a particular cell line and comes in as

many forms, types and degrees of pathology (danger to the body) as there

are different cell types in our bodies. There are many potential causes

for cancer development, from gene mutation to environmental toxins to

nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Several million cases of cancer in

dogs and cats are diagnosed each year, and about 50 percent of dogs over

10 years of age die from cancer. Cancer can be primary or secondary—

when it spreads from another area. Another way to categorize cancer is to

determine if it is benign or malignant. Benign tumors (growths) can be

cancerous or not and sometimes do not need treatment. An example of a

benign growth is a lipoma or “fatty tumor.” Sarcomas and carcinomas are

mostly malignant. Fortunately, with early

detection and advanced technology, pets can have a good quality of life

and even a cure with some cancers.

Needle aspirates (sucking up cells from a mass and then looking at

them with a microscope), biopsies and blood tests are often helpful in

yielding an accurate diagnosis. To complete and determine a prognosis

and treatment plan, we use radiography, ultrasound and endoscopy.

Sometimes more sophisticated techniques like MRI and CT scans are

required.

Cancer treatment depends on the type, stage and severity of the cell

line involved. One of the best ways to cure “some” primary cancer is

to remove it surgically. When that isn't an option (too large, difficult

location or not consolidated), radiation and chemotherapy are options.

Chemotherapy is well tolerated in dogs and cats, and most experience

few side effects other than a thinning of the coat. Newer treatments

include immunotherapy, interventional radiology, intensity modulated

radiotherapy and hyperthermia.

Choose a veterinarian who is comfortable discussing each treatment

modality as it relates to your pet's temperament. You want the best quality

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Common Signs Of Cancer

Mouth odor

Change in appetite

Persistent cough

Lameness or stiffness

Difficulty chewing, breathing,

eliminating

Weight loss

Bleeding from an opening

Appetite change

We love our pets!

of life for the most amount of time. Budget

concerns and survival rates must be taken into

account. Sometimes we suggest “palliative”

care—a support system that focuses on pain

control. Many pet families become quite

emotional with a cancer diagnosis. Our pets

have become such embedded members of our

families that losing them is incredibly traumatic

and difficult. Cancer research is highly funded

as it is obviously a major component of human

medicine. This means that information is

rapidly changing, thus it is important to talk

to your veterinary medical doctor and explore

options before making decisions regarding the

diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

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320 South Ella Street, Sandpoint. IdahoVet.com,

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AN EGG-CREDIBLE

Community Event

Let the hunting begin

By Jillian Chandler | Photo by Eric Kensbock

Easter is just around the corner, and that means the Great

North Idaho Life Easter Egg Hunt has begun!

The brainchild of Keith Boe, the event was started on

a “whim” two years ago to bring people of all ages some

excitement and fun.

“We live in such a beautiful area, and it’s great to see so many folks

out and about enjoying the outdoors and some fun adventure,” says

Keith. “I just thought it would be a fun, adventurous thing to do in

our local community while enjoying some sunshine, beautiful views

and cool areas.”

The Great North Idaho Life Easter Egg

Hunt ranges from Bonners Ferry to

the Silver Valley, Sandpoint and Coeur

d’Alene.

Eggs have been hidden anywhere from

the grounds of the Old Mission; the

Spaceship in Wallace; the hiking trails of Mineral Ridge, English Point

and Farragut; Sandpoint City Beach; the beach and park at Q’emiln

in Post Falls; the floating boardwalk in Coeur d’Alene; Honeysuckle

Beach in Hayden; in flower pots outside restaurants and more! After

the eggs are placed, clues are then given via North Idaho Life on

Facebook of where to find them.

“IT IS AN ONGOING AND DAILY EGG

HUNT THROUGHOUT THE WEEKS

LEADING UP TO EASTER, AND EGGS ARE

PLANTED AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY

OR NIGHT.”

avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast Eric Kensbock of Coeur d’Alene.

“We send our bunnies out in all directions sending them to local

parks, hiking trails and area landmarks,” says Keith. “It is an ongoing

and daily egg hunt throughout the weeks leading up to Easter, and

eggs are planted at all hours of the day or night.”

According to Eric, last year, he hid more than 1,200 eggs, which

included 700 filled with candy that he had scattered throughout

Tubbs Hill for the main event on Easter Sunday. The other 500-plus

eggs were hidden throughout the cities prior to Easter, all containing

gift certificates of some kind thanks to generous donations from

the community. Gift cards included

everything from local eateries and

food trucks, ice cream and coffee to

boat cruises, art, jewelry and local

crafts. “This year I'm hoping we can

get somewhere around 1,500 in total,

which would include the ones at Tubbs

Hill on Easter Sunday,” he says.

When it comes to what Eric looks forward to during this event, it’s

seeing families get outdoors and search for the eggs. “I've always

been a big promoter of getting people out of their house and doing

something since we live in such a great area,” he says. “I also enjoy

seeing the smiles it brings to the kids' faces on Easter Sunday and the

excited adults who find them as well."

Last year, hundreds of eggs were hidden the weeks leading up to

Easter, thanks to a group of volunteer ‘bunnies,’ the head of which is

Adds Ketih, “I look forward to this community event all year. It’s so

much fun and so good for our community.”

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Making an Impact

Through Digital

Marketing

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"WE ARE A SOCIETY THAT IS

ON THE RUN, TIED TO OUR

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MESSAGE."

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If you are a business owner, do you ever wonder just how people find out

about you? Sure, you can ask a random sample of customers or clients,

but it does not provide you with a true picture of just how your message

is being spread throughout the community.

Steve Russo, owner of Like Media, Inc., the parent company of Living Local

360, realizes that as technology has exploded exponentially over the last

several years, there are many avenues to brand one’s business, and he set out to

do what he could to optimize his clients’ exposure in the world of advertising.

“People are receiving their information in a variety of ways. We are a society

that is on the run, tied to our phones and social media, so it is critical to utilize

many platforms for spreading our message,” says Russo.

A year ago, Like Media launched a new company, Rocket Fish Digital, the

goal of which is to assist clients to more effectively market their businesses

online and track just how their message is being received and what avenues of

marketing are the most effective for that particular business.

Rocket Fish Digital provides its clients with the tools to improve their digital

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negative comments about your business online? Rocket Fish Digital will

also monitor the posts and reviews that are posted about their clients.

The experienced staff at Rocket Fish Digital will provide social media

pages for your business, updating them and optimizing the exposure

on a regular basis. With Rocket Fish Digital managing, interacting,

generating and reporting on all reviews that come in on your business,

this guarantees Rocket Fish Digital’s clients provide timely responses to

inquiries while also ensuring prompt customer service.

Each month, Rocket Fish Digital provides its clients with an extensive

report covering various topics such as listing search terms, Google search

queries for each weekday, Google phone calls broken down by the hour

and more. How do they do this?

Russo explains that one such way is through analyzing the average

number of times consumers took action from a business’s Google My

Business listing by detailing whether they clicked the “call,” “directions”

or “website” links.

“We have already witnessed great success with the clients who have

signed up for our beta program launched in January 2018,” says Russo.

“We launched this service after years of research, and we can now provide

our clients with every tool necessary to be relevant online, improving

their Google rankings and overall digital footprint at a fraction of the cost

of most competitors.”

Jim Hutchens is a Certified Public Accountant who had limited his

advertising to print until just a year ago. He enlisted the help of Rocket

Fish Digital and is amazed at how much information he is able to receive

about his online marketing.

“I never really thought much of online marketing, but with encouragement

from others I decided to go ahead and sign up with Rocket Fish. It’s been

amazing to me to see the feedback from my social media, website and

Google listings,” said Hutchens.

The next time you are considering your advertising options, be sure to

check out Rocket Fish Digital!

This is just a sampling of the more than a dozen analytics that Rocket

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Just Do It

ANNABY KANNING FINDS JOY IN COMPETITION AND GIVING BACK

By Kendall Lang

Photos Courtsey of

Annaby Kanning

LAST YEAR, ANNABY

WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH EARLY ONSET

DISTICHIASIS-

LYMPHEDEMA, A

GENETIC MUTATION

THAT ATTACKS

THE LYMPHATIC

SYSTEM.

Rise and shine! Race Day is on the horizon.

Routine begins. Two hours prior: Eat

breakfast. Arrive at race site. Thirty minutes

until the start: Time to put on the race skis.

Ten minutes and the countdown continues. Stretching

and running are the last to-dos on the checklist. Five

… 4 … 3… 2 … 1 … The gun blasts. Adrenaline rushes.

The race begins and all the nervous jitters liberate.

Annaby Kanning, a current sophomore at Sandpoint

High School, knows all too well what race day entails.

Currently on the Junior Nationals Team for Nordic

skiing, Annaby is a fierce competitor. She is one of only

34 racers on the PNW Junior Nationals Team. Out of

these 34 racers, their age brackets range from U16-U20,

with Annaby competing in the U16 bracket.

Traveling is appealing to many people and is one

aspect of her membership of the Junior Nationals Team

that Annaby enjoys as she loves seeing new places,

experiencing new mountains, meeting new people and

creating lasting relationships with the people she meets.

Annaby’s parents, Becky and Nathan Kanning, are able

to attend a few competitions, yet Annaby enjoys each

journey nonetheless and appreciates the opportunity

to gain independence while being around a team

she enjoys. Some of her finest memories of being

on the Junior National Team include her teammate

relationships. “I love how our team really came together

this past year,” Annaby expressed. “They are what make

it so fun!”

These connections don’t always come easy, however.

Her first year of competing in Nordic, it was difficult

to connect with her teammates. Nathan said, “When

she first started, there were always at least three to

four others skiers training with her. Then last year, she

ended up alone. It’s hard to stay motivated as an adult

to train hard by yourself, let alone as a 14-year-old

high school freshman.” Annaby portrayed her desire to

work through these struggles and make the best of her

abilities as an athlete. “She inspires us to be better. We

are proud of her hard work and perseverance.”

Annaby is also passionate about soccer and golf.

She began playing soccer when she was 8 years old.

She played soccer for the Sandpoint High School

Lady Bulldogs the past two fall seasons on the junior

varsity team and plays Strikers during the spring

season. Although skiing seems to be the most intense

commitment, soccer is the sport that Annaby has loved

the longest.

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“She has a sense of humor

that lets most of her

seemingly ‘extra-ordinary’

decisions push her toward

extraordinary goals."

Golf has also been on her radar since she was in the sixth grade. As a

Bulldog golfer last year, she was fairly consistent with her scores. “But

one game, my best game I got, I was blown away!” said Annaby.

“She knows she may not be the best, but if she’s giggling and having fun,

then she hasn’t stopped growing and keeps getting better,” said Becky.

Last year, Annaby was diagnosed with early onset distichiasislymphedema,

a genetic mutation that attacks the lymphatic system. This

mutation leads to swelling within the limbs. For Annaby, her swelling

invades her legs, which forces her to wear compression socks whenever

she is active. The bottoms of her feet are scarred from popping blood

vessels.

The distichiasis portion of the incredibly rare mutation leads Annaby to

develop an extra row of eyelashes where oil glands would be. She must

pull this extra layer out, because if she doesn’t, she would be unable to see.

Do any of these hurdles disable her from her passions? Absolutely not.

When asked what her life motto is, Annaby responded with “Just do it.”

She models that nothing stands in her way of improving herself in all

aspects of life. Becky said that Annaby is “the athlete that may start at

the back but keeps showing up, keeps learning, keeps sweating and keeps

improving.” Becky said that no matter what the circumstances, “She

always wants more.”

Dedication and motivation are two words that just scrape the surface of

describing Annaby. Although she is humble, her older sister, Emerson,

praises her little sister for working incredibly hard to be where she is and

to further her skills and abilities. Annaby wakes up four days a week at

5:15am to make it to The Shed for her morning workout. “I think wanting

more and dreaming big is what pulls her from her cozy, warm bed four

days a week,” said Becky.

Annaby’s participation does not end with sports. She is also heavily

involved in the community. As a member of the National Honor Society,

she dedicates her volunteer hours to a multitude of organizations. “I like

volunteering because you get to understand more people and families

that you wouldn’t have met otherwise.” On Earth Day she picks trash

up at City Beach. During the summer, she volunteers at the PAFE

Gala. On Sundays, she provides childcare at her church. She also helps

with READY! For Kindergarten. “I love being around little kids, so

volunteering for these organizations is super fun in those situations!”

Through everything, there are two people in Annaby’s world that are her

rock. “My mom and dad are my idols,” she said. “My dad works all day

but still makes time for me at home. And my mom, well she totes me all

over the place! They encourage and support me every single day.”

Annaby also has the utmost support and respect from her family. She

puts every effort she has into everything she does. Whether it’s her sport

or just being a teenager, she proceeds with grace. “She has a sense of

humor that lets most of her seemingly ‘extra-ordinary’ decisions push her

toward extraordinary goals,” Becky exclaims. “We are incredibly proud of

her growth, perseverance and attitude at such a young age.”

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SANDPOINT

IN FOCUS

Living in North Idaho, we are witness to

not only many nonprofit organizations

that are serving the needs of those

in our communities but also to the

countless number of people and businesses who

step forward to make a difference in the lives of

those who need it most. Whether it’s a food bank,

homeless shelter, an organization that helps

cancer patients or those who provide support

for neglected or abandoned children, the need is

great.

These organizations rely heavily upon yearround

donations, but there is one day set aside

each year to make a conscious effort to do what

you can to contribute to those groups that mean

the most to you.

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This year’s date for Idaho Gives is May 2, and for

those organizations who want to take part and

provide an online venue for people to donate,

they must register by April 15. Idaho Gives is a

program administered by the Idaho Nonprofit

Center and is designed to bring all Idaho residents

together to raise both money and awareness

for the countless 501(c)(3) organizations who

work to make Idaho a better place. The Idaho

Nonprofit Center provides a simple platform

where donors can search, support and donate.

Kristin Ludwig is the director of development for

CASA of North Idaho, which has participated

in Idaho Gives for the last several years. She

said they raise approximately $1,000 each year.

“As with any state-wide nonprofit promotion,

I see the value in being part of the community

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of nonprofits,” said Ludwig. “They do provide

us social media ideas and other tools to help

promote giving locally.”

Idaho Gives is a great way to promote an

organization’s fundraising efforts and provides

eligible nonprofits the opportunity to reach

potential new donors with the visibility that only

a state-wide effort can generate.

With the abundance of nonprofit organizations

in North Idaho, it can be overwhelming for one

in need. Determining which organization would

best be able to serve them can be daunting.

Thankfully there is an organization in North

Idaho that can assist people with this search.

Sandpoint Community Resource Center (SCRC)

bridges the gap between those who serve and


A DAY TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE

IDAHO GIVES SET FOR MAY 2

BY PATTY HUTCHENS & COLIN ANDERSON

those in need in both Bonner and Boundary

counties.

SCRC will be participating in Idaho Gives

for the first time under the direction of new

Executive Director Linnis Jellinek. Through

the Volunteer Idaho Panhandle program,

SCRC helps other nonprofits find volunteers,

new board members and other services. The

organization also helps volunteers find a place

to share their passions in the community.

“Working with Idaho Nonprofit Center has

given me solid resources as a new executive

director in the area,” said Jellinek. “We are

participating this year because I trust their

recommendations, and this is going to be a fun

way for us to get the word out regarding the

broad scope of SCRC’s services.”

A donation to Sandpoint Community

Resource Center through Idaho Gives will go

to help support the local community in three

ways: The Resource Center where people get

connected to the resources they need in a time

of crisis; the Service Provider Information

Network (SPIN), a community of service

providers who can and will help those in need;

and the Volunteer Idaho Panhandle (VIP)

is where other nonprofits are supported and

volunteers find their perfect match.

For the past five years, The Pearl Theater in

Bonners Ferry has participated in Idaho Gives

and continues to meet or exceed its fundraising

goals each year. It’s now become one of the

theater’s largest annual fundraising events.

“Idaho Gives is easy; it provides the structure,

support and training for nonprofits to expand

their fundraising,” said Board Member Valerie

Thompson. “Since our organization depends

almost entirely on memberships, volunteers

and admissions to shows, we rely on donations

to make up the difference, especially on big

ticket items.”

The ease of the program and being able to

market a small theater near the Canadian

border to the entire state are reasons The Pearl

continues its participation.

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“Whether a person has been to The Pearl recently or ever, Idaho

Gives provides individuals, businesses and organizations the chance

to demonstrate that our dedication to fostering the performing arts

throughout Boundary County is important to them, too,” said Thompson.

For an organization to be eligible to take part in Idaho Gives on May

2, they must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered or

providing services in Idaho and registered and in good standing with the

Idaho Secretary of State. They must also register with Idaho Gives.

All organizations will be asked to provide the following:

• Primary contact information

• Mailing address

• EIN number

• Idaho Nonprofit Center Member number (if applicable)

• Banking information

• 990 document or postcard verification

While there is a fee involved to participate, it is nominal, and organizations

say it is well worth it for the exposure it provides.

The fee to participate in Idaho Gives depends on the size of the organization

and whether you are a member of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. Member

prices run from $50 to $100, and not-yet member prices range from $100

to $200. Costs are associated with annual operating expenses. The ‘Small’

category is up to $99,999, while ‘Large’ qualifies with operating expenses of

$500,000 and up. Medium falls in between the two.

Nonprofits interested in participating, or those looking to make a donation

themselves, should head to IdahoGives.org. This article mentions just a few

of the organizations that will participate across the state. Donors can click

on the ‘View All Participating Nonprofits’ link for a complete list. You can

then narrow the list by city, county and/or what type of cause you would like

to support. This includes anything from homeless advocacy and disaster

relief to education, senior citizens and veterans.

May 2 is a day for all of Idaho to come together to help those committed to

making their communities a better place. Volunteers spend countless hours

and personal sacrifices helping those in need, providing needed services,

being mentors or promoting the arts and outdoors. You can say thank you

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amazing experience that, once she came to

Sandpoint, both the Bulldog teams for which

she played ended up going to state.

Natalie shares that one of the biggest

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transferring schools. “I came from a 3A

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blink of an eye,” said Natalie, acknowledging

that it was more competitive at her new

school. “I overcame the challenges with the

help of my teams, family and coaching staff.

They played a big part in helping me get to

where I am now.”

Natalie said that she enjoys softball because

of the team and the challenges the sport has

brought her. “The team ends up becoming

my family, and that is something I can never

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Natalie hopes to play softball in college, but if

not, she plans to attend North Idaho College

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that, she plans to enlist in the army and

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and said she wants to be in a

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Natalie is grateful for the coaches she has had

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He shares that his biggest challenge has always

been learning to accept that he won’t be the

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said Tyler. His post high school plans include

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FIRE UP THE TASTE BUDS

CRAVE! RETURNS FOR THIRD ANNUAL EVENT

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Once a meat and potatoes town with only a handful of highquality

restaurants, Spokane is now a culinary delight filled

with choices to satisfy and challenge any pallet. You can still

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West. Even the most dedicated diners would have a tough time hitting

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chefs and restaurants over the course of a summer weekend.

Crave! returns July 11 through 13 to the CenterPlace Event Center in

Spokane Valley. Now in its third year, the event brings together many of

the top names in local cuisine as well as guest chefs from all over the U.S.

and Canada. Crave! is spearheaded by Eat Good Group’s Adam Hegsted,

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Incrediburger, Honey Eatery and Social Club and the Gilded Unicorn.

A James Beard Award semi-finalist and decorated cooking innovator,

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Northwest.

Crave! brings together dozens of chefs, brewers, vintners and artisans

from the greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, along with a few

special guests as well. Luna Executive Chef Joe Morris and Cochinitio

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Hegsted, and so will many of the region’s best local chefs. Surprise guests

will be announced as the event draws near. These chefs will not only be

serving up delicious bites to eat but also offering cooking demonstrations

and techniques—an added bonus to learn from the best while you are

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as three other recent contestants from the popular Food Network series.

Tu David Phu, a season 15 contestant, returns, bringing with him a near

unmatched expertise in Vietnamese-style cooking. Top Chef Canada

runner-up Mark Singson also returns to share his unique style. New to

the lineup this year is Brandon Rosen, who has worked in some of the

finest restaurants in New York and San Francisco and is now a privately

employed personal chef in Silicon Valley.

One of the more popular booths also makes a return as James Beard

Award-winners Felipe and June Hernandez of Los Hernandez Tamales

will be serving up their iconic dish. You’ll most likely find them with the

longest line during the tasting.

Crave! is broken down into several events over the course of three days.

You can purchase admission to all events, a couple of events or just a

single event depending on how much you want to spend and taste. Once

inside the festivities, you can safely put your wallet away as all the tastes

and beverages are included with your admission. Crave! is held mostly

outdoors with chef booths set up in the grassy area behind CenterPlace

Event Center. Live music and entertainment greets you during most

sessions.

The Thursday evening kickoff is often one of the favorite events. Fresh

fish, scallops, shrimp, oysters and more take the stage during the Seafood

Bash. Cooks will come up with specialty bites and dishes you typically

won’t find on their menu. The Seafood Bash runs from 6 to 9pm.

On Friday, the smell of sizzling meats will be lingering in the air during

the Fire and Smoke event, also from 6 to 9pm. The challenge is to create

a barbecue dish you’ll not soon forget. There will be dozens of drink

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many of the dishes, and you’ll have a chance to

vote on your favorites in the People’s Choice

awards for Best Dish and Best Beer. Members of

the Coeur d’Alene Tribe will also be on hand for

a very special night of entertainment including

traditional dances and music.

On Saturday, the education really begins with

demonstrations by regional and national chefs

during the Grand Tasting event from 1 to 4pm.

The demonstration kitchen is set up indoors

with seating and easy views of the presentation.

Local food purveyors will be offering up some

of their favorite small bites to which you

are entitled to unlimited samples. Wineries,

breweries and distilleries will all be offering

tastings and samples in the outdoor setting.

You’ll learn mixology tips from some of the

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region’s best bartenders, cooking techniques

from renowned chefs and will walk away with

a full belly of delicious bites as well.

The final tasting is Saturday evening where the

theme is Foods from Around the World. With

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found in a taco, or beef tartare with a twist.

You really won’t know until you walk through

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home. This year, even more artisans will have

booths available, featuring everything from

locally made barbecue sauces, cheeses, cakes,

caramels, craft sodas, oil and vinegar, and more.

The event wraps up with an after party that

includes a no-host bar, desserts and live music

under the stars.

Beyond just a wonderful and flavorful event,

proceeds from Crave! also benefit several

local nonprofits. Second Harvest brings

community resources together to feed people

in need through empowerment, education and

partnerships. Spokane Valley Partners provides

food, clothing and other basic needs to lowincome

families and offers a helping hand to

those making every effort to carve a stronger

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Tickets are available now including full festival

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Early Bird pricing is in effect, so buy in advance

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new patient relationships and fostering my long-term patient relationships;

getting to know my patients’ families and caring for their family members;

seeing my patients obtain the results of their treatments plans—these are the

most rewarding.”

Born and raised here in Sandpoint (as were her parents, grandparents and

great grandparents), Katie opened the doors of Alpine Family Medicine

to the Sandpoint community in August 2017; her office built on her great

grandmother and grandfather’s old house site where their garden grew each

year.

Since day one of opening her business, Katie has dedicated herself to providing

exceptional, affordable care to her patients.

“I was inspired to start Alpine Family Medicine because I found that the

volume that was pushing health care was leading to subpar care and short

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health care where patients left my office feeling heard, feeling cared

for, and getting the answers that they sought after with appropriate

and timely follow-up.”

Alpine Family Medicine is a fully equipped family practice. The clinic,

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to meet the needs of patients for same-day appointments. They offer

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referrals to specialists when needed.

“At Alpine Family Medicine, we provide longer office visit times as

well as believing in a team approach to health care. We partner with

the patients to achieve their health-care goals,” says Katie.

She and her team utilize the most up-to-date research to educate

patients regarding their health-care needs while utilizing the approach

of “old time medicine” to allow time to listen to patients and hear their

concerns. “We believe in not letting patients ‘fall through the health

care cracks’ as many patients do in the very busy health-care system

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referral when appropriate to allow access to specialists when needed.

We work with our patients to keep their health-care costs low and

provide them with options to assist with keeping their out-of-pocket

costs at a minimum.”

Katie attributes the success of Alpine Family Medicine to the

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DON’T LET IT HOLD YOU HOSTAGE

Back pain should not be a life sentence

By Ryan Egan, Licensed Joint and Movement Specialist and Owner of MVMNT:GYM Sandpoint

Back pain is inordinately common, resulting in tens of millions of

doctor visits each year. Back pain is a deep societal plague not only

impacting the individual but everyone else as well. Everything from

work and recreation to relationships and responsibilities, back pain

has infiltrated and taken so many of us hostage that the opioid crisis we face

becomes pretty understandable. Back pain hurts. It is severely debilitating.

I myself have been the recipient of life-crippling back spasms and seizures,

after all I have broken three bones in my spine. Thankfully, pursuing a highly

intelligent training approach allows me to enjoy getting out of bed instead

of fearing it.

For starters, back pain is common, but back pain should not be considered

normal. Unfortunately, back pain has become such a typical part of life it’s

almost expected. Back pain is not a sentence you must carry out nor are you

a victim of it. If you suffer from back pain, the reason for its cause may not be

your fault, but it is your responsibility to resolve.

There are two types of people: those who own their stuff and begin the

process of intelligently training their body to heal and those who play victim

and never take ownership. Honestly, most people are creating their back

problems and then expect someone else to fix it through passive treatments

such as chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, etc. Even more substantial

“solutions” like surgery have an efficacy of less than 10 percent. Surgery is

never a guarantee; I have seen more people worse off after the knife.

Even worse, too many people create an identity and define themselves by

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their back pain—ultimately adding every “usedto-be-able”

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Pain is a huge multifactorial issue with

mechanical, biochemical and psychosomatic

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major contributors.

The first major contributor to back pain and

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stabilization strategies. Learning to maintain

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step to mastering your spine and taking control.

We did this sufficiently as very young children,

but as we economized our movement strategies

during aging we created preferential “hinges”

resulting in local areas of destabilization and

overuse.

As a side note, “pulling your belly button to your

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stabilization is far more complex.

The second major contributor is the hips.

Limitations in the largest load-bearing joint in

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the spine as you compromise spinal integrity

due to mobility limitations at the hip joint.

Developing active and usable hip range of

motion does wonders to remove those damaging

compensations.

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exercise and lifestyle. It’s important to exercise,

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their exercise is a major player, because most

people are unprepared for the exercise they do.

Lastly is sitting. Sitting is the new smoking.

We all sit too much, and the health impacts are

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THE LIFE

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Did you know your skin cells shed and regrow

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little help during the natural shedding process;

this could be due to dehydration or lack of

routine skin care. The skin will look dry and flakey. This is

when a facial is most beneficial.

There are many types of facials. There is the facial focused

on relaxation with cleansing, light exfoliation and a long

luxurious massage on your face, neck, shoulders, scalp

and even your arms, hands and feet. You walk out with a

luminous glow and your body feeling pleasantly like mush.

Then there is the facial solely focused on correction; it may

feel almost clinical, using a variety of modalities, medicalgrade

products and even chemical peeling agents to remedy

a specific skin condition. It has less “fluff ” and is more

results driven. Ideally, look for a facial falling somewhere in

between; one offering a relaxing facial massage and even the

option to have your hands or feet pampered, but the focus is

results. The facial can include the use of medical-grade skin

care, extractions, dermaplaning or chemical peels to ensure

you and your esthetician are working toward your best skin.

So, what is happening during a facial? Let’s break down its

life cycle and what to expect immediately after and in the

coming weeks:

• Immediately post facial treatment: We have cleansed

your skin, exfoliated off all the dead skin cells and debris,

performed extractions if necessary, and pumped your

skin full of antioxidants and hydrating products. Not only

will you leave feeling relaxed, your skin will be radiating

a healthy glow. There may be slight redness post facial if

extractions were performed.

• Two to three days post treatment: Your skin is hydrated,

plump and glowing. There is an increase in blood flow from

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Look and feel

your best.

the massage and manipulation of your facial

skin. This increase carries more oxygen to the

skin cells resulting in a healthy, hydrated postfacial

glow! The massage also stimulates the facial

muscles giving your face a lifted and more toned

appearance.

• Twenty-eight to 48 days post treatment:

This is when the real work is done. Skin cells

are regenerating, creating long-term anti-aging

benefits and stimulating collagen re-growth.

With routine facials, long-term results can

include a reduction in fine lines, lightening of

pigmentation and more taut skin.

• Four to six weeks: Dead skin cells are starting to

build up again and impurities can clog the pores.

Therefore, it's time for another facial!

A few things to remember: Getting regular facials

alone will not transform your skin. Just like a diet

or exercise, consistency is key. Staying hydrated,

eating a clean diet, getting enough sleep and a

good at-home skin-care regimen all contribute to

the health of your skin. These factors, along with

regular facials, will maximize the life cycle of your

facial and provide long-term benefits for your

overall skin health. And remember: Taking an

hour every four to six weeks to pamper yourself

will not only contribute to your skin health but

your mental health as well. You are worth it!

Ask for a free consultation with your esthetician

or skin-care professional to discuss what type of

facial is most beneficial for you.

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DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

AT BONNER GENERAL HEALTH

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED FROM HEAD TO TOE

Article provided by Bonner General Health

Bonner General Health’s mission is to serve our community

by providing excellent health care close to home. That is why

it is very important to us to provide as many health-care

services as possible. One way we achieve this is by providing

a multitude of diagnostic imaging tests at the hospital and in

our outpatient clinics.

Diagnostic imaging services offered at the hospital include computerized

tomography, commonly referred to as CT, which is used to diagnose issues in

the abdomen, brain, chest, arms, legs, head, pelvis and spine. CT is also used

to diagnose a stroke.

Our Nuclear Medicine Department is a branch of medical imaging that uses

small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose conditions and to see the

functions of organs and tissue within the body. This includes cardiac stress

tests and sentinel node exams.

Echocardiography is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound)

to make pictures of the heart; it is also called an echocardiogram or diagnostic

cardiac ultrasound. Your health-care provider uses an echo test to look at the

structure of your heart and to see how it is functioning.

Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to produce precise

images to diagnose issues in the abdomen, aorta, breast, carotid artery,

kidneys and pelvis.

We also provide fluoroscopy, a procedure that studies moving body structures.

It is often performed while a contrast dye moves through the part of the

body being examined. Fluoroscopy allows health-care providers to look at

many body systems including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular,

respiratory and reproductive systems.

We are currently in the process of installing a brand new state-of-the-art MRI

machine. Our new machine delivers a more pleasant and faster examination,

resulting in our patients being in the scanner for shorter periods. The

table has the most comfortable memory-foam surface available, alleviating

pressure points. The expansive bore takes the fear out of MRIs by providing

more room and increased comfort during the scan. The new machine also

produces much less noise, making the whole process more enjoyable.

Our Imaging Services Department houses our mammography and bone

mineral density tests. 3-D mammography is the gold standard in breast cancer

screening. It uses virtually the same radiation dose as 2-D mammography

and it detects 41 percent more invasive cancers and results in up to 40 percent

fewer callbacks for rescreening. The DEXA bone mineral density test is the

most accurate test for osteoporosis.

We offer in-house ultrasound at Sandpoint Women’s Health to diagnose

medical conditions and to monitor pregnancy. X-ray is available in our

Emergency Department, Bonner General Immediate Care and Bonner

General Orthopedics.

If your health-care provider orders a diagnostic imaging test for you, ask to

be referred to Bonner General Health. We provide quality, compassionate

care and help you heal close to home. Go to BonnerGeneral.org for more

information on our diagnostic imaging services and all of the services we

provide.

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THE

HEALING

POWER

OF WATER

If you suffer from arthritis,

water therapy can help

relieve your symptoms

By Amanda Thome,

Cornerstone Physical Therapy

THE USE OF WATER

THERAPY OR

WATER AEROBICS

HAS LONG BEEN A

TRIED AND TRUE

MEANS FOR THOSE

DEALING WITH

PAINFUL ARTHRITIS.

Did you know the leading cause of

adult disability in the United States is

arthritis? Fifty-four million adults have

been diagnosed with arthritis. Here

we will address knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA),

risk factors and how exercise through low-impact

means such as a pool can help.

Risk factors for developing painful osteoarthritis

at the knee include genetics, age, gender, being

overweight or obese, history of trauma, having

other chronic health conditions or doing a

significant amount of daily heavy lifting, bending,

kneeling or squatting. Many of the same are true for

hip OA in addition to previous hip injury or history

of hip developmental disorders, decreased hip

range of motion (especially turning the hip inward)

and presence of osteophytes.

The most common risk factors for developing

painful osteoarthritis at the knees/hips are age

and obesity. For every 1 pound of weight gained

it increases knee pressures by 3 pounds and hip

pressure by 6 pounds. Conversely, if you lose 5

pounds, that equates to losing 15 pounds of stress

at the knees and 30 pounds at the hips!

What can you do to help manage your symptoms?

One thing is to talk with your health-care provider

about ways to reduce stress on the joints, either

through weight loss, low-impact exercise or often a

combination of both.

The use of water therapy or water aerobics has long

been a tried and true means for those dealing with

painful arthritis. Why choose water for arthritis?

First, water can provide graded weight bearing. The

deeper you are, the less body weight your joints

experience. In this regard, a person can start in

deeper water and gradually progress back to land

as their strength and pain improves. Water also

provides trunk support, which is often an additional

issue that patients with knee and hip OA experience.

Water also decreases the stress on the tissue and

increases blood flow, which helps with oxygenation

of tissues and aids the removal of metabolic

waste. Water therapy/aerobics also reduces edema

(swelling). Did you know controlling edema is very

important? In fact, it only takes 20 milliliters of

extra fluid at the knee to reduce the ability of your

quadriceps muscle to appropriately fire.

The properties of water allow exercise to be passive,

active or resistive depending on what the goals are.

Water walking helps reduce antalgic (painful) gait

patterns and compensations. When walking at

identical land and water speeds, the important leg

muscles (called the vastus medialis, rectus femoris,

biceps femoris and gastrocnemius muscle) all show

more activity in the pool versus on land.

For many sufferers of painful hip and knee OA,

a joint replacement may be needed. What is

wonderful about the pool is it can be used to build

the person's strength, stamina and balance preoperatively

and can also be used post operatively

to recover after total hip or total knee replacement.

Multiple studies have found that post total knee and

total hip joint replacement outcomes in the pool

are just as good as those who did their therapy on

land. For many, being in the pool allows for better

therapy compliance.

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, you are encouraged

to talk with your health-care professional about

ways to manage your symptoms.

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Locally founded and owned

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Call AFS for your

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Ask Yourself:

• Is it taxing for you to leave your

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• Do you need assistance with

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We can support clients who:

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We offer a new level of pediatric specialty for the Bonner

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Working together for the next generation of healthy kids.

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RESETTING

HEALTH

IMBALANCES

A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION AND

DETOXIFICATION

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

Patterns of poor eating, stressful thinking and inactivity often

lead to undesired health issues or not achieving our full

wellness potential. Low energy and brain fog tend to arise

during these times. When left unchecked, these behaviors

lay the foundation for chronic diseases and disorders.

Even though the desire to change is there, it’s often difficult to get

out of the rut of overeating and break the pull of cravings to foods

we know aren’t the best. Inertia can have a strong hold where it’s

challenging to find the motivation to make changes in our daily level

of activity.

This is when I like to do a health reset or restart. This includes a day or

two of fasting, eliminating foods and drinks that put a greater burden

on my health, and supporting my body’s natural detoxification

processes.

There are many factors that can contribute to a declining path of

optimal wellness. This includes demanding work schedules and

environment, family and social activities, unexpected changes to our

normal routine and even just letting ourselves go for a bit during a

special occasion or holiday.

While we can get set off course from our highest intentions, stepping

back from these patterns and giving ourselves time to reset can

support us to get back on track. The body is amazing at adjusting and

shifting, so why not take advantage of that when we want to shift away

from unhealthy routines.

Several things can happen during a reset. First, it’s easy to see how

our digestive system can get a break to cool down inflammation and

rebalance our gut microbiome. By eating less, drinking more water,

setting aside foods that contain flour and sweeteners, we can also

significantly reduce cravings and the desire for large meals.

Because we are consciously looking at what we are eating during this

time, there is a greater awareness of the quality and type of foods that

we are choosing. This awareness alone encourages selections that lead

toward the healthier side, even without having a specific list of what

not to eat.

Increasing the quality of sleep and activity levels are an important

part of restarting daily patterns. Both of these contribute to better

detoxification, and they encourage and allow the body the chance to

repair damage previously done.

During a reset, our liver gets a break and can catch up on breaking

down toxins and getting them out. Our body can release chronic

inflammation once it is given a break from the foods, activities and

thinking that cause stress.

Your body can’t detoxify itself without proper nutrition, water, sleep,

elimination and movement. Each of these is essential. A short fast

can stimulate the body to move into healthier states, but you cannot

maintain these later without good quality food and supplementation.

When losing weight, it’s especially important to support the

detoxification processes. This is because as fat cells reduce in size,

they also release stored toxins back into the bloodstream. These

need to be broken down and eliminated to avoid negative effects of

increased toxin load.

Consider fasting and an elimination diet as part of a regular reset

program. Choose nutrient-dense and low-inflammatory foods. I also

like to supplement the things I typically can’t get enough of from food

and that are needed for detoxification.

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It started as

an idea …

Individuals making a big impact

in their local communities

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHAFE150 AND

RACE FOR A SOLDIER

Ideas are powerful. Something as simple as a passing thought

can become something huge that impacts our daily lives, or

something small impacting the people in our neighborhood.

When the idea is something that could positively impact a

community, others are usually quick to rally behind it. There are

examples all over the Northwest of how an idea can bring together

people from all backgrounds and walks of life to find common ground

and to better their surroundings; two of which you can be a part of and

make an immediate impact.

CHAFE 150, Sandpoint, Idaho, June 15. CHAFE150.org

It started as a simple idea from a local accountant, pitched to a small

group around a table; something fun that would help raise some funds

for the local school district. The Panhandle Alliance for Education

(PAFE) is a group that looks to raise additional private funds for public

schools in order to support programs that are either underfunded or

wouldn’t be available with the current budget. Current board president

Geraldine Lewis recalls the day board member Brad Williams pitched

the idea of a bike ride as both a way of generating donations and

bringing awareness to the cause.

“There really were only about eight or nine of us conversing about

ways to expand our group of private supporters for public education.

We decided we had the right amount of elements and connections to

make it work, so we decided to do it!” said Geraldine.

As with most initial events, PAFE was just hoping to break even the

first ride and really focus on getting the word out. A clever name,

CHAFE 150, an acronym for ‘Cycle Hard for Education’, was created,

and the group went to work utilizing their local connections in the

business community to seek out sponsorships and volunteers.

“Each of us was assigned a different task; someone in charge of the

route, the marketing, the logistics, the food, and we just sort of figured

it out as we went,” laughed Geraldine.

The first CHAFE 150 drew about 45 riders along with several volunteer

groups like local cycling clubs, Boy Scouts and other nonprofits

manning the aid stations. Brad’s idea was now realized, and with

the help of community members banding together, it would surely

continue.

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More riders continued to sign up, and more volunteers offered their

time to help out. The event continued to grow—and so did the support

for the Panhandle Alliance for Education’s Ready for Kindergarten

program; a program to help parents get their children ready to attend

kindergarten from age 0 to 5. Money raised from this ride went directly

to the program and benefited dozens of families in the area.

After five years of running the event, PAFE decided to pass it on to the

Sandpoint Rotary, who would be better equipped and well connected

to manage and operate the suddenly large annual event.

“The transition was so smooth, everyone recognizes the rotary name,

the business support is already in place, and now it just grows and

grows each year, which is great,” said Geraldine.

Mel Dick is co-chair of the CHAFE 150 alongside Brad, who continues

to chair the event each year. Over the past seven years, the Sandpoint

Rotary has increased the ridership participation and helped bring in

title sponsors Timberline Helicopter and Ting, along with many other

organizations like the Lake Pend Oreille School District, Angels Over

Sandpoint, Friends of Scotchman Peaks and the YMCA.

“Well over 100 volunteers are involved day of the event, and our ride

organizing committee works on the ride year-round,” said Mel.

The Rotary also realized they could attract more cyclists by adding

additional ride distances. The first few years, only a 150-mile course

was provided. Organizers decided to put in an 80-mile ‘Half CHAFE’

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and, not long after, a 30-mile distance. This year,

three more options are available including a 100-mile

ride, 40-mile ride and 4-plus mile family fun ride.

The CHAFE is a beautiful and challenging course

that was just named No. 3 Best Charity Ride in the

United States by Bicycling Magazine.

“Now the ride is a full Gran Fondo, with multiple

routes and an after-ride party open to all riders, their

friends, family and the community as a whole,” said

Mel.

When the event was handed over to the rotary,

proceeds continued to be presented to the school

district. Over the past six years, $260,000 was

donated to programs in support of students on the

autism spectrum in the Lake Pend Oreille School

District. This money has a huge impact for both

students and families, as told by Sandpoint resident

Patty Hutchens.

“When my son Brett was in first grade, he was

diagnosed with sensory integration dysfunction.

It is a disorder that is on the autism spectrum.

Although he is not autistic, he had to have some

special accommodations in the classroom to help

him focus and reach his full potential. The principal

and the teacher had never even heard of this

disorder, although it is very common. I paid for his

speech and occupational therapists to come in and

educate the principal and the teacher on this so they

would have knowledge on the disorder and why

special accommodations were needed to help him

be successful. I often wondered what would happen

with those families who did not have the resources

to pay therapists to do that or just did not have the

knowledge of their rights.

“Since CHAFE 150 has been contributing funds to

the program in the school district, all teachers are

now aware of not only this disorder but so many

others related to autism and are also educated on

what they can do to help students. It has been a gift

to the community.”

The 2019-2021 rides will all continue to benefit the

local school district, this time in support of after-

It started as a simple

idea from a local

accountant, pitched

to a small group

around a table;

something fun that

would help raise some

funds for the local

school district.

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Since 2011, the

foundation has

supported what it sees as

effective and sustainable

alternatives to the

present resources offered

for our veterans.

school literacy programs and a new reading

curriculum, according to Mel. The Sandpoint

Rotary Club has also used funds for various

community projects including a ‘teen room’ at

the local library, a swing set and jungle gym at

a playground, and funding for a book trust that

funds monthly book purchases by students.

Race for a Soldier, Gig Harbor, Washington,

September 15. RaceForASoldier.org

Born out of tremendous grief and a determined

desire to help other veterans after her son

overdosed in a Baltimore hotel room on March

7, 2009, just one day his discharge from the VA

hospital, his mother, Leslie Mayne, decided the

best way to honor Kyle’s memory and service

to his country was to recruit family, friends

and her community to help her create the first

Race For A Soldier in 2011 in Gig Harbor,

Washington.

Kyle was 27 and had served as an infantryman

in Iraq. This was the beginning of a movement

that is bringing hope and healing for our

veterans that help them make peace with their

past by developing programs that foster “post

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traumatic growth.” The Permission To Start

Dreaming Foundation’s (PTSD) other events,

Prayer Breakfast, Swing for A Soldier and Pull

for a Soldier, have helped to raise awareness

and support for the mission. Along the way,

the foundation discovered a comprehensive

wellness model that encompasses mind,

body and spirit for our combat veterans and

now includes our first responders. It is called

Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative

Training for Healing Heroes). The goal is to

build a strong foundation of leaders here in

the Pacific Northwest for its own Northwest

Passage wellness retreat and programs.

Since 2011, the foundation has supported

what it sees as effective and sustainable

alternatives to the present resources offered

for our veterans. The foundation plans to

expand the impact and provide more of the

same programs to veterans and first responders

in the Pacific Northwest region. It is driven

to seek and provide unwavering support for

our returning warriors and first responders.

Presently, the foundation runs a monthly

huddle at the Heron’s Key retirement facility

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in Gig Harbor, conducts quarterly Mind,

Body and Spirit workshops that focus on “post

traumatic growth,” and has begun to align itself

with the new Steven A. Cohen Military Family

Clinic in Lakewood, Washington. In 2019, the

foundation will continue to send veterans and

first responders from this area to strengthbased

and proven innovative retreat programs.

Leslie concentrates her energy and passion for

those who serve, strengthening relationships

and resources, as well as keeping her eyes

open for more compassionate allies to come

alongside her.

The Run

“After Kyle died, I felt the need to leave Gig

Harbor and search for some answers and

process my grief,” recalled Leslie.

That road trip ended up in South Texas, and

she lived with her aunt for six months, until

Memorial Day weekend, and she returned. Her

friend Kathy Davis Hayfield was the general

manager at the Tides at the time and hired

her to serve the patrons of that establishment.

Knowing of her love for our military, Kathy


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put Leslie in charge of “Buy a Soldier a

Lunch” day on October 15, 2010. It was such

a hit with the community and the 70 Green

Beret who showed up—all about to leave for

Afghanistan—that Leslie knew, after that day,

she needed to do something bigger and more

impactful that would speak to the needs of our

military when they return.

“The Race For A Soldier was born in my heart

that day,” she said.

She began to hit the streets, knock on doors

and introduce herself to the mayor, the city

leaders and anyone who would listen to her.

Sue Braaten, a good friend and owner of the

Wesley Inn Best Western Suites, advised Leslie

to introduce herself to Miguel Galeana. Miguel,

a renowned world-class runner and owner of

Route 16 Running and Walking, happily agreed

to help her organize and be the architect of the

first half marathon in the area.

Thirty or so friends and family met at a

conference room free of charge at the Wesley

Inn each month, planning for a year. Their

dedication paid off as almost 1,100 people

showed up for the first run. In addition to

This was the

beginning of a

movement that is

bringing hope and

healing for our

veterans that help

them make peace

with their past

the race inception, Leslie added an event

called the Prayer Breakfast, always two days

before the race, which allows soldiers to share

their inspirational and illuminating stories of

overcoming the struggles of post-traumatic

stress and making peace and finding purpose.

It was standing-room only the first year, and

continues to be each year since.

The number of runners is now close to double.

“I was more grateful than surprised, and I’ve

always known that the citizens of Gig Harbor

and beyond are generous and caring. They live

amongst our military, both active and retired.

They want to be a part of the solution. We just

had to find a way people could get involved in

a tangible way,” said Leslie.

From an initial run, the organization now

hosts four annual events, each benefiting the

Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation.

If you are a golfer, Swing for A Soldier is a

terrific tournament; if you like competitive

trap-shoot events, Pull for a Soldier offers that

opportunity; and of course the Prayer Breakfast

is the most illuminating and inspiring event of

the year in the Gig Harbor area.

These are the stories of two individuals with

an idea; one combining a passion for cycling

and education, the other a mother not wanting

any other parent to go through a similar

tragedy of losing a loved one to suicide. Both

were inspired to make an impact on their

community, and the ideas they brought to life

have touched thousands of lives.

Do you have an idea you’re pondering?

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REMODELING ON A

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BY PATTY HUTCHENS

Wanting to Update Your Kitchen?

The good news is it doesn't have to cost much!

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It’s been said that the kitchen is the most expensive room in the house to remodel. While

this can be true when it comes to purchasing new appliances, flooring, cabinets and

countertops, the good news is you can give your kitchen a fresh new look without having

to spend thousands of dollars.

The first step is to identify a design style that reflects you. Are you a minimalist who likes a

modern look? Or do you prefer a more layered, richly colored and accessorized space? Making

style choices and staying within your budget will be easier if you know what you want. Maybe

all your kitchen needs is a new wall color inspired by something you’ve seen online, in print

or in person.

A fresh coat of paint, new handles and drawer pulls or removing the cabinet doors altogether

can go a long way to providing a whole new look to the place where your family spends a great

deal of time and where you love to entertain.

"Changing out cabinetry hardware is one of the easiest and quickest updates," says HGTV's

Scott McGillivray, author of “How to Add Value to Your Home.” He advises to look for colorful

options or a brushed nickel finish.

Cabinetry, which has traditionally been fairly neutral in color, is also the place where people

can now be more creative and add a bit of their personality to their kitchen. After all, our

kitchen cabinets set the tone for the rest of the kitchen and can also have a big impact on the

overall design of your home, especially if you have an open floor plan.

Thankfully painting, as opposed to the much more expensive option of replacing cabinets, has

been much easier with the development of new paint products.

But before you begin, remember this project can be a lengthy process, so plan accordingly.

You will need to remove and store everything in your cabinets, and the doors and drawers will

also need to be removed. And before you begin, all the surfaces which will be painted must

be thoroughly cleaned.

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Many people are opting to use two different colors when redoing

cabinets—one color for the upper cabinets and another for the lower

ones. You can also choose to paint a kitchen island a different color for

some contrast.

After you are done with painting, consider replacing existing doors

with glass-paneled ones, something McGillivray says looks like a major

upgrade. "Opt for frosted glass if you feel like your shelves aren't displayworthy,”

he advises, “Or ditch the doors all together to create the effect of

open shelving. I've done this in kitchens to create a lighter space. Display

your favorite dishes and bowls to add a bit of interest to the room.”

Another way to freshen up your kitchen is by painting an accent wall. If

all your walls are a light color, designers recommend painting your accent

wall at least two shades deeper for the best effect.

A fresh coat of paint, new handles and drawer pulls or removing the

cabinet doors altogether can go a long way to providing a whole new look.

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Sometimes giving your kitchen a new look can be as simple

as cleaning out the clutter. Remove everything from the

walls, countertops, windows and tops of cabinets so you

can see the kitchen as a clean slate. Then you can begin by

accessorizing with a few well-proportioned, carefully placed

items to reinvigorate the room with a fresh style. This is

also a way to add a pop of color either through countertop

appliances or decorative items.

Other inexpensive ways to give your kitchen a new look

include changing out your lighting. With so many options

available when it comes to color and style, especially when

you are looking to utilize pendant lights, you can significantly

change the look of your kitchen with this simple upgrade.

Kristy Kropat, an interior designer based in San Francisco,

recommends AllModern.com, YLighting.com and

LampsPlus.com to begin your search for inexpensive and

unique lighting options.

Adding a backsplash, bold or simple, can do much to add

some contrast and style. Most kitchens do not have a lot

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of backsplash area, so whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a

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If your home is like most, the kitchen is the place where people love to

gather. How about making some room for a nice window bench to offer

additional seating when entertaining? Do you find that you have a dining

area separate from your kitchen that is seldom used? Consider removing

your kitchen table and making your dining room area the place where

you eat each evening as a family and where you entertain friends and

family. I know one family that did this and replaced the kitchen table

area with two easy chairs near a bay window. They find they spend much

more time together while preparing dinner and are able to enjoy what

was once their formal dining area much more often.

Lastly, make the most of your resources! Another sure way to keep your

costs of upgrading at a minimum is to call upon friends and family

members who have special talents. Maybe ask them to help out in

exchange for you providing some services to them. Do you have a friend

who is exceptionally good at painting who maybe could use help with

watching her kids on occasion? Is installing a backsplash a skill you think

would be fun to learn? By participating in the process, you will not only

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If your home is like most, the kitchen is the place where people love to gather.

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Make Your House a

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BY PATTY HUTCHENS

Surround yourself with things that elicit joy

When it comes to our homes, we like to do what we can to

personalize it and make it a true reflection of ourselves.

What better way to do that than through the art we choose

to place on our walls? Art, in any form, can evoke strong

emotions and can bring joy to our lives—whether it is a

painting of a special place with fond memories, photos

of our family and friends or even something as simple as our children’s

artwork.

There aren’t a lot of “dos and don’ts” when it comes to decorating your

walls, unlike when choosing furniture and paint color. Art is a place to

express yourself through color, content and texture. And remember, art

is not just about choosing wall hangings; it can include sculptures and

rugs as well.

Before you begin, decide what “look” is most appealing to you. Do you

like to display your art in neat rows? Or do you want it to be eclectic

with no real rhyme or reason to how it is presented? Once you decide

on the type of arrangement you would like, then you can decide upon

your starting point. This will be the focal point, or the anchor, to your

other pieces, so pick something that reflects a feeling you want to echo

throughout the room. Perhaps it is a piece of art you have had a long

time, or you may want to purchase something new. Many people choose

to have one large piece of art as opposed to other smaller pieces around

an anchor piece. This can make a large impact when displayed in a

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Some of the best art is often the least expensive and provokes a

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But what good is it if you stick it away in a box only to discover it

years later when cleaning out storage boxes or getting ready to move?

Preserve their artwork in a frame for all to enjoy!

There are also several inexpensive ways to display your favorite

photographs. Groupon frequently offers coupon deals to turn your

digital photos into canvas prints. It’s a great way to preserve memories

and display photos of family trips, senior pictures and photos of

grandparents and other loved ones.

Interior Designer Nikki Luttmann, owner of Seven Bee Interiors,

states that for gallery walls, try to group “like with like.”

“Black-and-white prints look great with other black-and-white

prints. Gold-framed oil paintings look great with other goldframed

oil paintings. If, however, your collection is a little more

eclectic, that's OK too,” she says. But whether you choose a more

formal arrangement with symmetry and

a coordinating theme or an informal

arrangement with an eclectic blend of

artwork displayed randomly, be sure

to space out the different elements

equally on your gallery wall, paying close

attention to how far apart things are.

Nikki recommends a sure-fire way to

guarantee everything will look good is to

lay it all out on the floor ahead of time.

“Another trick is to use blue painter's tape

to mask where items go on your walls.

This lets you clearly see the layout even

before getting out your hammer.”

Also, the right tools are important. For

art hanging, you will need nails, hooks,

a hammer, a pencil, blue tape, a tape

measure and—most importantly—a level.

“There's nothing worse than hanging a

heavy piece of art or a mirror on your

walls only to find out it hangs two inches

too high on one side,” says Nikki.

She shares that she recently learned of

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“Because you are not putting actual holes

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you use Command strips.” It can also be helpful if you are one who

likes to change things up often.

One of the most common mistakes Nikki sees is artwork that is hung

too high. “When placing your art, the rule of thumb for galleries and

art museums is that the center of the piece hangs at about eye-level,

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if possible,” recommends Nikki. “If you are very petite or very tall, this

can be a little hard to determine, but figure the center of the piece to be

at about 5 feet off the ground for a professional look.”

Other ways you can group things together is to incorporate a picture

ledge onto your wall. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to display your

art collection. Whether you opt for a single ledge or decide to group

them, they're the perfect solution to fill a blank space.

If you are trying to brighten up a smaller room, hanging a mirror

can catch light and help “expand” the room. There are many different

decorative mirrors available, allowing you to find most anything to fit

the style you are looking for!

When decorating your walls, don’t forget about greenery. By placing

a tall potted plant next to a piece of large-scale wall art, it can help

bring the outside indoors and add interest to a specific area you wish to

accentuate.

Whatever you choose, the goal is to find something that makes you

happy.

“The best way to decide if something is right for your walls is if you love

it. Remember, your home is a reflection of who you are—your likes and

dislikes," says Nikki. “Artwork is very personal and evokes emotion like

nothing else in your home, so by hanging art you truly love, your space

will feel uniquely ‘you.’”

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Take a tour of your home both inside and out.

You are going to be packing everything for your

move anyway, why not get a jump start on it!

Take inventory and scrutinize everything. Pack

up items that are not in use and don’t add to

the overall appeal of your home; rent a storage

unit if you have to. The goal is to minimize

the personal effects while maximizing your

home. Pay attention to your furnishings.

Oversized or too much furniture shrinks the

appearance of your home. You want potential

buyers to imagine their stuff in the home rather

than yours. Photos of your home are going

to be showcased all over the Internet, and

strangers are going to be going through your

home on a regular basis. Stay safe and pack up

valuable jewelry, firearms and other precious

collectibles.

Now that you have gotten the excess stuff out of

your way, it is time to spring into a deep clean.

Get into all the nooks and crannies; clean,

polish and organize everything. Take time to

clean the forgotten, such as inside and under

cabinets, windows (inside and out), ceiling

fans, light fixtures, closets, garage, storage

sheds and the yard. Check light bulbs and

smoke detectors.

Now that your home is sparkling, it is time

to invite the professional. Schedule an on-site

consultation with a neighborhood Realtor.

Your home is an asset and should be treated

as such. You need a professional on your side.

Your Realtor’s job is to sell your home at the

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for you. Your Realtor is good at his/her job and

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Are first Impressions important? You bet your pocketbook they are! You only get one chance to make a great impression.

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You can hire a home inspector for a presale

inspection for a couple hundred dollars, and

this is money well spent. The inspector will

inform you of any potential issues, many of

which can be repaired quite inexpensively if

done at this stage. Consider hiring a handyman

to correct issues found by the inspector. If you

wait for the buyer to request repairs, you will

likely be required to hire a licensed contractor,

plumber or electrician, possibly costing more

money than necessary.

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” so it’s

important to get your home picture perfect.

Frequently your Realtor will arrange this for

you. Thanks to Internet marketing, your photos

will reach the four corners of this round earth.

Buyers spend countless hours looking at homes

on their smart devices long before they actually

plan any visits. You want yours to be a favorite.

Do not settle for poor photographs.

Now that you have your house on the market

and ready for showings, you can relax, grab

a glass of wine (or cup of coffee) and revel

in your hard work. However, there are a few

things you should do before your scheduled

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Cannon Beach was named by National Geographic as one of the world’s 100 Most Beautiful Places

in June 2013 as well as the staff ’s pick for Best Beach Towns in July 2014. With the Oregon icon,

Haystack Rock, dominating the beach, it is easy to see why it earned these monikers. The village

of Cannon Beach manages to have a sleepy, small-town vibe yet has all the amenities that visitors

desire. Its architecture is reminiscent of East Coast island beach towns like Martha’s Vineyard. With scenery

this lovely, plan your trip around time exploring the beach and coastline views, meandering through local

shops, art galleries and restaurants, and throw in a day trip along the coast.

There are many lodging options in Cannon Beach, but I just love a good beach house. During my stay I called

the Baker Beach Cottage home, conveniently located within a short walk to the beach and Haystack Rock. Or

head the other direction and you are a few houses down from town. This cute cottage offered all the comforts of

home and had some fun extras like an outdoor fire pit with Adirondack chairs and a separate bunkhouse with

two sets of bunk beds to sleep four in addition to the three-bedroom cottage. Beachcomber Vacation Homes

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The Beach

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THE AREA HAS A BOUNTY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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trip. There are usually warning signs posted near the beach; when visiting

Oregon beaches, always make sure to read the warnings about sneaker

waves and tsunamis. The beaches can also be chilly even in the warmer

months, so dress in layers to stay warm.

Start with the almost 4 miles of beach surrounding Haystack Rock.

Familiarize yourself with a tidal chart. Low tide is the best time to see

tidal pools and to get a closer look at the “Rock.” From February to April,

the Haystack Rock Awareness Program has volunteers that set up each

day to provide visitors with printed resources and knowledge about

Haystack Rock. In April you can see the cute Tufted Puffins nesting.

For a great overlook of the village and Haystack Rock, drive up to Ecola

State Park which has panoramic views of Cannon Beach and the historic

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, as well as scenic hikes.

You don’t want to miss Hug Point State Recreation Site, which is 3 miles

south of Cannon Beach. Make sure to visit around low tide for the best

experience. Enjoy the sounds of rushing water at the beachside waterfall.

There are sea caves and rounded rocks covered with bright green seaweed

which make this a great place for photos. Arcadia Beach State Recreation

Site, a short two-minute drive south of Cannon Beach, offers a long beach

walk that connects to Hug Point. It is worth a stop on its own merits and

provides a unique beach with great views.

Food

The area has a bounty of Pacific Northwest culinary delights from craft

distilleries and breweries to local farmers markets. One place you don’t

want to miss is the Ecola Seafoods Restaurant and Market, a favorite with

locals and visitors alike. After recovering from a fire last July in the midst

of their peak season, they are back in business in a beautiful space which

serves as a market and restaurant. The Beckmans run a family owned

enterprise with husband Jay operating two fishing boats to provide fresh,

local seafood and wife Cindy who runs the market and restaurant. They

succeed through word of mouth.

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The Village

The village is such a fun place to stroll around. At the end of Taft Street

(where the Baker Beach Cottage is located) sits the EVOO Cannon Beach

Cooking School. This fun business offers cooking shows where you watch

a chef prepare a gourmet meal and you get to eat it too. Check their

calendar for availability. If not, make sure to stop by and visit their shop

with a variety of cooking-related merchandise. Bruce’s Candy Kitchen is

always a hit with house-made candy as well as a great selection of what

I call ‘vintage candies,’ which are those fun products you grew up with.

There is a local market for groceries. I always love a good wine shop of

which there are two. The area is a nice easy stroll with art galleries and

lots of other cute shops.

You may want to drive from this side of town further north to the

Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House. This cool, kitschy place is a

local favorite and is known as Oregon’s first hardware store to serve beer

and wine. Yes, you can enjoy a brew while you shop the aisles. This is one

of those stores that have a little bit of everything. While in the area make

sure to visit The Sleepy Monk for coffee. This place was recommended

over and over by locals, and it is a popular joint.

Road Trip

Plan to take a day and drive down the coast to Tillamook to tour the

cheese factory and have some of their great ice cream. Grab a North

Coast Food Trail guide, which has some great suggestions for things to

see and do. The little towns of Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach and

Garibaldi are so quaint and worth a stop for coffee or lunch. On my trip I

drove straight to Tillamook with a stop in Manzanita for lunch and then

slowly worked my way back to Cannon Beach with numerous stops along

the way. Many of the marinas you will pass sell seafood and will cook

crab for you when in season. A short detour from the coast is Nehalem.

Stop into the Nehalem Bay Winery and enjoy a glass of wine on the deck

overlooking farmlands before heading back to Cannon Beach for the

sunset. If you are running late, as the sun comes down fast, there are

plenty of scenic overlooks to stop at.

If you are looking for a truly relaxing vacation, Cannon Beach checks all

the boxes.

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

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A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

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Jalapenos Mexican

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Fresh & unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

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many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

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FIESTA BONITA

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

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

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It is one of the community’s favorite events

each summer, and there is no doubt that

the Festival at Sandpoint has presented

another fabulous lineup of performers

for 2019. This year organizers of the annual

summer concert series chose to announce

performers earlier, rolling out the names

week by week adding to the anticipation and

excitement.

It is no secret that the Festival at Sandpoint

draws people from all over, thus having a great

impact on our local economy. But to put on

such a spectacular event requires a tremendous

fundraising effort, and what better way to give

back to the festival than attending their annual

fundraiser where you will be wined and dined!

On Saturday, April 27, at 5pm at the Bonner

County Fairgrounds, come and enjoy unlimited

tasting of premier wines, a five-star gourmet

dinner, and exciting raffle opportunities

including a special selection of silent and live

auction items. You will also be treated to the

music of Brown Salmon Truck, a local trio

that is known for its vintage and contemporary

blues, jazz, Latin and more. Here, they will also

announce the artist for this year’s Festival at

Sandpoint poster.

In addition to their annual summer concert

series, The Festival at Sandpoint is passionate

about its year-round educational mission in the

community. The Festival works cooperatively

with other organizations and schools in the

region to present a variety of educational

programs to inspire, educate and assist area

youth. In an effort to further that mission, there

will be a special “raise the paddle” for their

music educational mission at the April 27 event.

The cost to attend is $95 per person. There are

also opportunities to reserve a premier table

for eight which comes with certain sponsor

benefits. The cost of the premier table is $1,200,

and the memories made are sure to be priceless!

For tickets to this extravaganza, go to

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL

6&7

Schpring Finale

It's Schweitzer's Schpring Finale! Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. Head to

the mountain for two days of fun including the Ponderay Rotary Duck Derby, Kid

scavenger hunt in the village and yellow snow eating contest, Pond Skimming

event, "Over the Line!” Duct Tape and Cardboard Derby and live music. The fun

kicks off at 9am Saturday and 10am Sunday. Schweitzer.com

APRIL

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Contra Dance

APRIL

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Home & Garden Show

APRIL

13

2019 Mad Hatter Tea

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily

Faulkner and Lost Horse Press for a Contra Dance from 7 to

10:30pm at Sandpoint Community Hall. Held on the second

Friday of each month, the community is invited to attend

(all ages welcome). The dance features live music with

great local and regional bands and lively callers. Beginners

and singles welcome! There is a $5 suggested donation at

the door. For more information, call 208.263.6751 or email

sandpointcontra@gmail.com.

APRIL

14

Head to the Bonner County Fairgrounds for this year's

Home and Garden Show. This three-day event is

brought to you by the Panhandle Building Contractor

Association. New to the event this year is the addition of

boats, RVs and motorsports. For additional information,

including showtimes and admission, call 208.263.8414.

BonnerCountyFair.com

APRIL

18

Join Community Cancer Services for the annual Mad

Hatter Tea 11:30am to 2pm at the Heartwood Center.

Dress as your favorite Mad Hatter character, wear a crazy

hat or just come as you are and enjoy a couple hours in

Wonderland! The afternoon includes a fashion show,

mimosas, tea sandwiches, tea, dessert, live and silent

auction, raffle and best hat contest. Tickets are available

online at CommunityCancerServices.org or by calling

208.255.2301.

APRIL

20

Pianist Peggy Reich

in Concert

Concert pianist and piano teacher Peggy Reich returns

to Sandpoint for her second performance, hosted by the

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. Join her as she presents

Jewish Musical Reflections at the Heartwood Center 5:30

to 6:30pm. Tickets are available at MCS and at the door on

the night of the event. SandpointConservatory.org

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bowl meditations, yoga, nature adventures, drumming jam

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What starts as a lazy day at the beach quickly turns into

mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard's

treasure begins! Missoula Children's Theatre and more than

60 local students present an original musical adaptation of

"Blackbeard the Pirate." Held at the Panida Theater, there will

be two performances, 1pm and 3:30pm. Tickets are $15 for

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APRIL

20

Spring Soiree: Havana Nights

Mark your calendars for Selkirk School's Annual Spring Soirée on April 20 at the

Heartwood Center! Friends, family and the community are invited to join them

for a wonderful evening to help raise funds for the school. Dine on Cuban-inspired

appetizers and a tapas-style dinner, and enjoy craft beer, local wine, local kombucha

and more! There will be silent and live auctions, wine pull and raffle drawings. Tickets

are on sale now at CharityAuction.bid/2019SelkirkSchool.

APRIL

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Carter Country Farm & Feed

Spring Sale

Stop by Carter Country Farm and Feed Friday, April 26,

8am to 6pm, and Saturday, April 27, 9am to 4:30pm, for

their Spring Sale. From berries to bushes and fruit trees,

and all the things you need to have them grow, this is your

one-stop to get a start on your planting and gardening. Call

208.263.8236 with questions.

APRIL

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The Wine Festival

at Sandpoint

Join the Festival at Sandpoint at the Bonner County

Fairgrounds for their annual fundraising extravaganza

Saturday, April 27, at 5pm. Ticket holders will be treated to

wine tasting, 5-star gourmet dinner, musical entertainment,

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Join The 219 Lounge for a great evening of live music by your

favorite local country artists as Devon Wade and Pamela

Jean take the stage. The show kicks off with Pamela Jean at

8pm with Devon performing 9pm to midnight. The show is

free and open to the public. Must be 21 and older to attend.

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APRIL

27

Rise Together: Next Level

Academy Fundraiser

The Panida Theater is excited to announce Sadie Sicilia will

be the headliner for the Next Level Academy Fundraiser

Saturday, April 27. This is a must-see event. Tickets are

available now at Eve's Leaves or online at Panida.org.

Doors open at 6pm with the show kicking off at 7pm. For

additional information, visit Panida.org or call Next Level

Academy at 208.304.4333.

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It's Farmers Market season! Head downtown to Farmin

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9am to 1pm, where you can treat yourself and family

to locally grown fresh produce, baked goods and

handcrafted arts and crafts. In addition to the Saturday

markets, the Farmers Market is also held Wednesdays 3 to

5:30pm. SandpointFarmersMarket.com

MAY

05

Cinco de Mayo at Trinity

Join Leadership Sandpoint at Trinity at City Beach 3 to

7pm for their annual Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser. There

will be food and drinks, music, a silent auction and as

always, an amazing raffle. This year's fundraiser benefits

Bonner Homeless Transitions, an incredible organization

that works to ensure that everyone in the community has

a lace to call home! For additional information, contact

Trinity at City Beach at 208.255.7558.

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Jackie Suarez

208-290-5888

Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

Ron@DiscoverSandpoint.com

RIVERSTONE

Brand new homes to be built in SANDPOINT

Photos are of Similar Completed Construction

3-bedroom, 2 ½ -bath, 2145 sq beauty

with open floor plan, main floor master

suite and 3-car garage convenient to shopping

and Schweitzer. $459,000

4-bedroom, 3-bath, 1571 sq with main

floor and second floor en-suite baths and a

covered porch, all on a prime, larger lot in

Moonridge Estates. $349,000

3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1381 sq SINGLE

LEVEL home with private master suite &

solid surface countertops on a cul-de-sac lot

convenient to downtown. $289,000

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

on the market. Conveniently close to town. Easily accessed off Hwy 95N. A 4 acre spring

fed year round pond is ideal for summer and winter accviies. Beauuful Berry Creek meanders

the full length of the property. Community water nearby. Check out the several possible building

sites. Bring your house plans and your imaginaaon. You won’t be disappointed! $325,000

Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that go

for miles on this 20.15 acres just south of Sandpoint,

ID. Seppc installed and electricity is to the

property corner, ready for you to complete the building

vision. Elk, deer, and other mature wildlife

abound here among varied terrain, rock outcroppings,

mature trees and abundant sunshine behind a

locked gate. $135,000

TWO HOMES ON SEPARATE PARCELS, a

shop, guest cabin/studio & RV parking on

4.14 acres less than 10 miles to Sandpoint.

Main home is a 2644 sq manufactured on

2.9 acres with shop. Second home is a

mobile home on 1.24 acre. $464,900

Rural heaven close to town! Just west of

Dover Bay, this 2 acre parcel is the perfect

mix of trees and meadow, all on a county

maintained road. $79,000.

Excepponal 1 acre building lot in Swan

Shores includes access to this community

waterfront. Filtered water views from the

treed building site. Community water and

sewer hookups included. $110,000.

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Jackie Suarez

208-290-5888

Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

Ron@DiscoverSandpoint.com

RIVERSTONE

399 Larch Street, Priest River, Idaho - Impressive waterfront estate comprised of 3.74 acres and 380 feet of gentle frontage. Approached by land

on paved roads and by boat with safe harbor, you'll find this impeccable 5,200 sq home built for generaaons to come. Craaed with the

finest components, no detail overlooked – a true chef’s kitchen with large island and top-end appliances, central great room with soaring

ceilings & locally sourced mbers, a total of four rock fireplaces, luxurious master suite, well-appointed guest suites, and a large home office.

Outside gathering areas include covered porch and paao, a new dock, fabulous landscaping and rock work with water feature & heirloom

apple orchard. There is room for an addiional dwelling to be built. All in a very private seeng approximately 20 minutes' drive to Sandpoint.

Ski Resort Heaven! Rise to the top and enjoy

absolutely stunning views that span from Schweitzer

Bowl to the Cabinet Mountains from

these large lots in The Spires. Paved roads take

you past the private gate to this quiet, ski-in &

out locaaon with groomed trails above the village,

the ullmate in resort living. Two adjacent

lots available, each $160,000

93.25 ACRES WITH BIG PANORAMIC VIEWS.

Overlooking Lake Cocolalla in the Panhandle of

Idaho, this perfect estate parcel features mixed

topography, trees and meadows in an amazing

natural seeng. Gorgeous lake and mountain

vistas, sunny exposure and extreme privacy are

yours here, conveniently located between

Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. $475,000

Come to Ridgehaven for absolute privacy on

this gently sloped 5 acre parcel. Remove some

trees and open up views of the Selkirks and

Schweitzer Mountain, keeping plenty of usable

ground. Power and phone are to the property

and access is by maintained roads approximately

17 miles to Sandpoint. $45,000

Discover Sandpoint with

Ron Hanson and Jackie Suarez

Since 2000, Ron and Jackie have helped buyers and sellers

navigate the ever-changing North Idaho real estate market.

Consistent communication, strong marketing, negotiating

and networking skills translate to smooth transitions for their

clients.

See these and many more homes online

Facebook: Discover Sandpoint

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