April 2019 Coeur d'Alene Living Local
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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
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
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!
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Before long, we’ll be spending as much time
outdoors as possible, taking in the fresh, warm
air, tending to our gardens and relaxing with
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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
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 in to 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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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
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
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
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F I N A N C
Spring is here—and for many of us, that
means it’s time for some spring cleaning.
This year, in addition to tidying up your
home, why not try brightening your
financial environment? Some of the same
moves you make to clean your surroundings
may apply to your finances. Consider these
• Get rid of clutter. When you go through
your closets, attic, basement or other areas,
you may find many items you no longer need.
You might be able to sell some of these things
or find other ways of disposing of them. And
as you review your portfolio, you might also
encounter “clutter” in the form of investments
that may be redundant to others you own. If so,
you might consider selling these investments
and using the proceeds to purchase new ones,
which may help you broaden your portfolio.
• Protect yourself from hazards. As you
go about your spring cleaning, you may well
encounter hazardous substances, such as
cleaning agents, paints, batteries, pesticides
and so on, which you don’t need anymore
and which may pose potential health risks.
You can reduce the possible danger from
these materials by recycling or disposing of
them in an environmentally safe way. Your
overall financial situation has hazards, too, in
the form of illness or injury preventing you
from working, or, in your later years, the need
for some type of long-term care, such as an
extended stay in a nursing home. To protect
yourself, you may need appropriate insurance,
including disability and long-term care.
• Find new uses for existing possessions.
When you are sprucing up your home, you
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may rediscover uses for things you already
have. Who knows? Perhaps that treadmill
that’s been gathering dust in your garage could
actually be employed again as part of your
rededicated exercise regimen. And you might
be able to get more mileage out of some of
your existing investments, too. Suppose, for
instance, that some of your stocks are paying
you dividends, which you take as cash. If you
don’t really need this income to support your
lifestyle, you might consider reinvesting the
dividends so that you can own more shares of
the dividend-paying stocks. Over the long run,
increased share ownership is a key to helping
build your portfolio.
• Establish new habits. Spring cleaning doesn’t
have to be just about physical activities—it can
also involve a new set of habits on your part.
For example, instead of placing your unread
magazines in an ever-expanding pile, try to
read and recycle them quickly. You can also
develop some positive habits as an investor,
such as “paying yourself first” by regularly
putting some money in an investment account
each month, even before paying all your bills.
You can also avoid some bad habits, such as
overreacting to market downturns by selling
investments to “cut your losses,” even though
those same investments may still have strong
growth potential and may still be suitable for
Doing some spring cleaning can make you
feel better about your living space today. And
applying some of these techniques to your
financial situation can help you gain a more
positive outlook for tomorrow.
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THE-GO LIFESTYLES, OUTDOOR LIVING
SPACES offer a chance to decompress, enjoy
nature and connect with friends and family.
Thanks to the impressive design and quality
of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often
rival the convenience, comfort and design of
As the heart of the home shifts outdoors,
following are some of the top trends that will
dominate the outdoor living landscape.
There is a growing interest in sustainable
alternatives to wood products, which contribute
to deforestation and can leave a heavy carbon
footprint. Composite decking offers an
appealing option that outperforms wood, with
greater durability, less ongoing maintenance
and fewer harmful environmental impacts.
Trex decking, for example, is made from 95
percent recycled and reclaimed materials,
diverting more than 250 million pounds of
plastic film and bags from landfills each year.
Beyond decking, composite materials also
can be found in today’s hottest outdoor
furnishings. Manufactured from recycled
milk jugs and other polyethylene plastics,
these high-performance on-trend designs
offer environmentally responsible options for
comfortable, stylish outdoor living.
Cozy and clean
As homeowners spend more time enjoying
their outdoor living spaces, comfort is key.
From plush cushions and throws to cozy
pergolas, today’s outdoor spaces are designed
to evoke serenity and peace.
However, trend experts are quick to point
out that “cozy” doesn’t equal “clutter.” Clean,
minimalist looks are growing in popularity, as
homeowners emphasize quality over quantity.
In outdoor spaces, this trend is manifesting in
sleek lines, simple styles and a preference for
On decks, this minimalist trend can be seen
in the popularity of streamlined aluminum
railings. Another must-have is outdoor
cabinetry such as built-in trash bins and ice
chests that can be color coordinated to integrate
seamlessly into a deck design.
From candles and tiki torches to fireplaces and
integrated fixtures, outdoor lighting is another
“bright” idea that is in high demand.
The right lighting can take any outdoor space
from invisible to inviting—especially when it’s
integrated in innovative ways to accentuate key
features. Spotlights highlighting an accent wall
or tread lights incorporated into a bar top are
both popular options. Adding dimmable LED
lighting to the railing and stairs not only adds
ambiance but also enhances safety. By choosing
which outdoor elements to highlight, it’s easy
to change the look of an outdoor living space
without moving any furniture.
More homeowners than ever are feeling
confident about building their own outdoor
living spaces. Lighter weight deck boards such
as Trex Enhance, as well as innovative, easyto-install
railing panels, have made creating a
dream deck on your own easier than ever.
If you are comfortable using a hammer, a power
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Or, if you have a deck but it is showing signs
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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 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.
Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital,
320 South Ella Street, Sandpoint. IdahoVet.com,
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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.
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
avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast Eric Kensbock of Coeur d’Alene.
“IT IS AN ONGOING
AND DAILY EGG HUNT
WEEKS LEADING UP TO
EASTER, AND EGGS ARE
PLANTED AT ALL HOURS
OF THE DAY OR NIGHT.”
“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.”
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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THE ORCHARD TRAINING ALL STAFF IN DEMENTIA CARE TECHNIQUES
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Dementia is a progressive brain disease
that is projected to affect 13.5 million
Americans by mid-century. Today, more
than 5 million Americans are living with
the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s
disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age
of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million people will have the
Watching a person’s memory continue to fade each
day is heartbreaking for family members and beyond
frustrating for those battling the disease. While there
is no cure, advancements in care for these patients are
moving forward, and some of the most cutting-edge
techniques are being practiced here in Coeur d’Alene.
For nearly 100 years, the Village at Orchard Ridge
has been providing care and comfort for area seniors.
This includes affordable independent living, assisted
living and memory care. In 2006, a new specialized
Memory Care segment was created for those with
dementia or Alzheimer’s. Staff was shown training
videos by renown memory-care expert Teepa Snow,
which included how to approach and engage with the
When an opportunity came up to attend a Teepa Snowlead
conference in Seattle, The Village decided to send
Tiffany Pettit, who initially worked in activities and is
now in charge of admissions. “We chose to invest in
Tiffany’s training so we can be a leader and resource
on dementia care for our community,” said Amy Boni,
director of development and marketing.
The Positive Approach to Care (PAC) training
included a two-day fully immersed program which
included hands-on techniques, role playing, and
group question-and-answer periods all led by Teepa’s
handpicked trainers. After the initial workshop,
certification requirements included six hours of online
training, eight hours of classroom training and posttraining
“The interactive component is unlike any other
training I have completed for dementia training,”
said Tiffany. “The program provides such wonderful
methods and inspiring techniques that all you want to
do is hurry up and get back to work so you can educate
and inspire the staff!”
The whole idea of the Positive Approach to Care
method is to create a sense of control for the resident
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“When a caregiver uses the
techniques, they can see changes
in the person’s emotions within
minutes. Stress, anger and
frustration levels are greatly
as well as caregivers. Teepa’s methods create a more positive dementia
care culture. A task as simple as brushing teeth can be a challenge for
resident and caregiver. The Hand Under Hand method offers a sense of
control to the resident, even though the care partner is doing almost all
“This technique is used to connect with our residents and helping them
with activities of daily living such as feeding themselves or getting
dressed,” said Amy.
The PAC philosophy encourages care givers to:
• respond to a person’s change in cognition and abilities in a way that is
not hurtful or offensive.
• understand that, with practice, common reactions to the person living
with dementia can become thoughtful responses that improve quality of
life for everyone involved.
• recognize that the person living with dementia is doing the best they
can and, if something isn’t working, it the responsibility of the caregiver
to change the approach and behaviors toward the person with dementia.
• notice the physical and sensory environment (lighting, sound, activity)
surrounding the person they are caring for and make changes as
With Tiffany now a certified instructor, she is now able to pass on this
training to the rest of the staff. In fact, each staff member from laundry,
housekeeping, caregiving and administration are all receiving the
As part of the administration staff, Amy doesn’t get to spend a large
portion of her time interacting with residents but says the training has
opened her eyes to the challenges they are experiencing.
“Learning about the PAC approach has given me the opportunity to
learn and explore what our residents in dementia community are going
through. It gives me the utmost respect for our nursing and the caregiving
staff, and how they are helping our residents live and thrive with this
most devastating disease,” she said.
Staff at all levels are having a more positive experience with memory
care patients and are becoming more and more confident in approaching
daily interactions and challenges. Dementia is a disease that creates
anger, depression, frustration and anxiety, and being able to alleviate
some of those emotions can be wonderful for both the caregiver as well
as the resident.
“When a caregiver uses the techniques, they can see changes in the
person’s emotions within minutes. Stress, anger and frustration levels are
greatly reduced,” said Tiffany.
While this training can’t completely wipe away the daily stress and
frustration memory care patients are feeling, the hope is to create a better
culture of understanding and overall care for those inflicted. Stress is also
lifted from families who visit their loved ones and see them in a calm
setting surrounded by caring staff who treat their residents as if they were
their own family members.
“We at Orchard Ridge don’t believe that we are only caring for the
resident,” said Tiffany. “We also have a responsibility to the family to walk
with them though the journey of dementia.”
If you have questions or know someone who might be in need of memory
care assistance, The Village at Orchard Ridge would be happy to speak
with you. You can also learn more by visiting TheOrchardCdA.org.
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per hour around the clock, we’re using our thumbs as our main way of
communicating with the world.
Except, that is, when we want to talk to a business down the street. That’s
the problem father-and-son entrepreneurs David W. Morgan and David
A. Morgan, along with longtime tech collaborator Binh Ly, set out to solve
when they invented TalkShop. Coeur d’Alene resident Jeff Willis joined the
group last year to head up sales.
TalkShop (TalksShopApp.com) transforms existing landlines so that
they can send and receive texts. That means shoppers can inquire about
available appointments at a local spa, order ahead from that new Greek
restaurant or get this week’s class schedule from the gym.
“Texting is the easiest way to get information,” said Ly. “We knew that
TalkShop had to be just as easy for consumers and for the businesses.”
Because shoppers often already know a business’ main phone number,
TalkShop works with phone carriers behind the scenes to route texts for
that same number to its TalkShop mobile app or an online dashboard—
whichever is most convenient for the business staff.
“All our technology is invisible to the business and its customers,” said Ly.
“It might as well be magic because notifications come in on your phone
and computer in real time—just like with a regular text but without having
to share your personal number.”
Other features allow businesses to distribute texts among multiple staff
members, blast out communications to all customers or set auto-responses.
One of TalkShop’s earliest success stories, Spring Valley Golf Course in
Milpitas, California, has built its entire customer communications strategy
around TalkShop. “Our customers love the ability to text with TalkShop
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TalkShop also comes in handy when Spring Valley coordinates large golf
tournaments and has to share real-time information quickly. And the app
enables them to upsell, say, an electric cart or a dozen balls when confirming
a reservation by text.
“What I love about TalkShop is that we’re still figuring out all the things it
can do,” said sales leader Willis. “Later this month, our company is attending
a wedding expo to show brides how they can coordinate all their wedding
planning and activities with TalkShop. When we first created the app, we
never imagined it would be a way that Uncle Leo could send pictures and
greetings to the bride and groom from his table at the reception.”
Willis says that diverse customers from chambers of commerce to plumbers
and trampoline bounce businesses continue to find creative, new ways to
drive revenue and customer satisfaction with the power of texting.
While the ‘thumbs up’ from more and more customers is exciting, it comes
as no surprise to the Morgans. David W. Morgan spent 30 years building a
global supply chain company from a spare-bedroom startup. More recently,
he revolutionized the data side of supply chain with ChronosCloud, Inc., a
venture that connects all the events and companies involved in the lifespan
of a product, from raw materials to the final mile delivery.
“In all my businesses, we take advantage of opportunities to simplify a
complicated world,” Morgan said. “That’s what I love about TalkShop. It lets
the businesses talk to their interested customers immediately and easily.
In a time where we all get too many voicemail phone trees and too much
spam, those kinds of relationships add up to more sales and happier clients.
It’s a better experience for all of us.”
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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
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.
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
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
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those in need in both Bonner and Boundary
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
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.
“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
with even a small donation during Idaho Gives. Set aside a few extra dollars,
find a great organization to support and help turn many contributions into
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Noah Mayfield is passionate about
the game of baseball, a sport he
has been involved in almost
his entire life. “It is the greatest
game created, and I love the competitive
nature that it brings onto the diamond,“ said
Noah, a senior at Coeur d’Alene High School.
Noah was a three-time Little League All-
Star as well as a Spokane Pony All-Star. He
has been a starter on the high school varsity
team since he was a freshman and credits his
passion for baseball to his older brothers,
whom he says he has looked up to ever since
he can remember.
Noah plans to continue his baseball career
next year at Spokane Falls Community
College. “I hope to improve and get stronger
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so I can advance to a Division I program,”
said Noah, whose career interests include
becoming a CEO or manager of a large
company. “I feel in that certain field I can
thrive in my work and enjoy doing it.” Noah
has a talent when it comes to numbers and
exhibits great leadership skills.
Noah shares that the part of baseball he
enjoys the most is the relationships he has
made, saying some of his closest friends are
made through baseball and that the bond
of a baseball team is like nothing else. “It
can create special relationships that will last
forever,” he said.
Baseball has taught Noah several things, but
most of all he says the best life lesson he has
ever learned is to always push to persevere
no matter the circumstance. “Life is hard and
there will always be obstacles, and the only
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Lake City High School senior Schreyer
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varsity tennis team for the last
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persevered academically as well, achieving
Honor Roll status all four years of high school
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In the fall, Schreyer will attend Boise State
University, and although she does not plan
on playing tennis at the collegiate level, it is
a sport she will continue to play throughout
her life. At Boise State, Schreyer will major in
political science and minor in marketing, with
a goal of one day becoming a political analyst.
She shares that one of the biggest challenges
she has faced when it comes to athletics is
finding a sport that she was passionate about.
“When I picked up tennis, I found that it was
a new and enjoyable sport that I wanted to put
the extra time into and to work to improve at,”
She said that what she loves most about the
sport is the competition. “I love the nerves
that come before a match and then being able
to get into the game and just play,” she said.
Being involved in sports teaches young athletes
much more than just the fundamentals of
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apply to the rest of their lives. For Schreyer,
she said that one of those lessons is to always
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FIRE UP THE TASTE BUDS
CRAVE! RETURNS FOR THIRD ANNUAL EVENT
BY COLIN ANDERSON
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
find a great steak, but choices in seafood, wood-fired pizza,
small plates, gourmet burgers, world cuisine and an emerging vegetarian
option scene are bringing the Lilac City to the forefront of dining in the
West. Even the most dedicated diners would have a tough time hitting
all of Spokane’s best spots over the course of a year. Lucky for you, there’s
an upcoming event where you can sample from dozens of the area’s best
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,
owner of many popular regional restaurants including Wandering Table,
Incrediburger, Honey Eatery and Social Club and the Gilded Unicorn.
A James Beard Award semi-finalist and decorated cooking innovator,
Hegsted’s travels around the country attending dinners, tastings and
food festivals inspired him to create a one-of-a-kind experience in the
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
Taqueria’s Travis Dickinson will be serving up unique dishes alongside
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
also tasting the best.
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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
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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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vendors offering beer and cocktail pairings for
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
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
an entire world of cuisines in which to choose
from, chefs often save their most unique and
innovative dishes for last. You might find
Vietnamese-inspired sliders, ingredients rarely
found in a taco, or beef tartare with a twist.
You really won’t know until you walk through
the doors. As with other events, the local craft
distillers, brewers and winemakers will be on
hand with all the best the area has to offer.
Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings, but
you might want to bring a few bucks in with
you just in case you want to take something
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
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BE PREPARED FOR ANY CRISIS
NIC OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE
BY KAYE THORNBRUGH
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LEFT: A mental health crisis can come at any time. Be prepared with one of NIC’s mental health
RIGHT: William Normington, who teaches the Mental Health First Aid course at the Workforce
Training Center in Post Falls.
You don’t have to be a professional to
help someone experiencing a mental
North Idaho College offers an eighthour
“Mental Health First Aid” training course
designed to give people the skills to help someone
who is developing a mental health problem or
experiencing a crisis.
“Mental health affects everyone. Whether you are
in a helping profession role or you know someone
who has mental health issues, we have the training
to equip you,” said Dotty Heberer, NIC Workforce
Training and Community Education Health
Professions coordinator. “Health-care workers
can achieve a national credential in mental health
through our certified Mental Health Assistant
program. Any helping profession such as police,
firefighter or teacher would benefit from our
Mental Health First Aid certification classes.
And for those seeking tools to provide better care
for a loved one, we offer dementia and self-care
William Normington, mental health specialist at
Kootenai Health, teaches the Mental Health First
Aid course at the Workforce Training Center in
“I look at it like regular, basic first aid that
everybody takes at some point in their life,”
Normington said. “This is the same thing, but
focused on mental illness.”
Normington has more than two decades of
experience in behavioral health, especially
with youth patients. He said it takes 10 years,
on average, for someone with mental illness to
receive appropriate services.
“That’s a long time for someone to be suffering
with mental illness without getting any kind of
treatment,” he said.
One obstacle is the stigma associated with mental
illness, Normington said, which makes some
people hesitate to seek the help they need. Going
to the hospital for mental health services can
“People look back to what they’ve seen on TV,
like ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ and it’s
not like that,” he said. “But that’s what they expect
when they come into the hospital.”
He noted that lack of education about mental
illness is another major problem. People who don’t
have much knowledge or experience regarding
mental illness might see it as frightening or
dangerous, making them reluctant to offer help
to someone experiencing a crisis.
“People with mental illness are more apt to be
victims of violence than to commit violent acts,”
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these things differently.”
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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 “used-to-beable”
activity into a pile of “I can’t do that anymore.”
Pain is a huge multifactorial issue with mechanical,
biochemical and psychosomatic underpinnings and
very rarely has a singular cause. However, we can find
commonalities and major contributors.
The first major contributor to back pain and dysfunction
is insufficient breathing and core stabilization strategies.
Learning to maintain and create intra-abdominal pressure
is the first 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 spine” is
the absolute worst strategy you can use. Creating adequate
and appropriate “core” stabilization is far more complex.
The second major contributor is the hips. Limitations
in the largest load-bearing joint in the body result in
compensation strategies at 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.
The third and most controllable factor is your exercise and
lifestyle. It’s important to exercise, however, I have found
“how” people execute their exercise is a major player,
because most people are unprepared for the exercise they
Lastly is sitting. Sitting is the new smoking. We all sit too
much, and the health impacts are innumerable.
Your back pain is a very big deal. Your spinal cord deserves
your undivided attention and prioritization. My hope is
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THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FACIAL
BREAKING DOWN THE BENEFITS AND HOW LONG THE RESULTS
BY KRISTIN CARLSON, MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN
Did you know your skin cells shed and
regrow every 27 days? Sometimes
skin cells need a 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, medical-grade 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 the massage and
manipulation of your facial skin. This increase
carries more oxygen to the skin cells resulting in
a healthy, hydrated post-facial 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
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reduction in fine lines, lightening of pigmentation
and more taut skin.
• Four to six weeks: Dead skin cells are starting to
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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
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A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION AND
BY SCOTT PORTER
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
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
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
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ALCOHOLISM ON THE RISE
The true facts surrounding alchoholism and treatment
BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH
For every occasion, for every celebration,
for any reason or no reason, Americans
Research shows that people in the United States
are drinking more alcohol than ever before.
Per capita, people drink 2.35 gallons of alcohol
“Microbrews are the new deadly weapon,”
said Jen Romero, director of Heritage Health’s
Restored Paths program. “They can contain up
to 12 percent alcohol, which is twice the amount
found in your traditional beer.”
Not surprisingly, one in eight adults has an
alcohol disorder known as alcoholism. It’s an
issue that society tends to sweep under the rug
or pretend it’s someone else’s problem.
“It sneaks up on people,” Romero said. “Usually,
legal consequences force people to face their
own alcohol abuse. The majority of people
enrolled in our alcohol treatment program are
court ordered. Very few people come in for
treatment on their own.”
Statewide, 7,327 people were cited for driving
under the influence in 2017. Locally, 317 people
received DUIs. To address repeat offenders or
excessive cases, Kootenai County uses a DUI
court. Last year, the DUI court served about 40
people and ordered them to undergo treatment
and regular drug testing.
“We have an 87 percent success rate,” said
Rita Wickham, the Kootenai County DUI
coordinator. “Absolutely, it is making a
difference in people’s lives.”
The reasons people develop alcohol disorders
are complex, ranging from family history to
depression to social drinking that started in
high school or college.
“Stress can be a factor too,” said Romero. “People
start by drinking a glass of wine to relax, but if
you’re drinking a glass of wine every night and
one glass becomes three, there’s a good chance
you’ve got a problem.”
It’s not uncommon for alcohol disorders to
lead to substance abuse disorders, according to
“If you look at the underlying factors in
substance abuse, typically you find alcohol
abuse first and then they graduated to other
drugs,” she said.
Children are also victims of alcoholism. About
12 percent of children (8.7 million) aged 17
or younger live in households with at least
one parent who had a substance use disorder
the previous year, according to a report by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA). Substance abuse
disorders are characterized by recurrent use of
alcohol or other drugs (or both) that results in
In addition, the report shows that about one in
10 children (7.5 million) lived in households
with at least one parent who had an alcohol use
disorder in the past year and about one in 35
children (2.1 million) lived in households with
at least one parent who had an illicit drug use
disorder in the past year.
The road to sobriety isn’t easy and many
counselors believe it is a lifelong problem
that requires hours of counseling and eternal
The initial treatment can take three months
to a year,” said Romero. “It really depends on
what other issues are going on with the person.
Fortunately, when a person is motivated, the
success rates go up.
It started as
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Individuals making a big impact
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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
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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
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’
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
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
“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
to a small group
around a table;
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alternatives to the
present resources offered
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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,
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
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
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
“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.
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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.
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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
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Wanting to Update Your Kitchen?
The good news is it doesn't have to cost much!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 of backsplash area, so whether
you choose to do it yourself orhire a contractor, you shouldn’t have to
spend an exorbitant amount of money.
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
save money and learn a new skill, but you’ll have fun and have a sense of
pride when you look at the finished product!
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?
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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
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
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 gold-framed
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.
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“Because you are not putting actual holes in your walls, it can feel a
little less daunting to do a gallery wall if 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, if
possible,” recommends Nikki. “If you are very petite or very tall, this
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pieces, so pick something that reflects a feeling you want to
echo throughout the room.
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
Whatever you choose, the goal is to find something that makes you
“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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When you decide to sell your home, it is no longer your private family abode but rather a “new listing” to be showcased to
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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
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
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
best possible price and make that process easy
for you. Your Realtor is good at his/her job and
will advise you on repairs or upgrades that will
yield the best return and help you price your
home for the market. Never trust some vague
online valuation when pricing your home.
Your home deserves the personal attention and
expertise of your area Realtor. Your home will
get the most attention in the first couple weeks
of listing, so it is important to get it right from
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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
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Buyers spend countless hours looking at homes
on their smart devices long before they actually
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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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STORY AND PHOTOS BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND
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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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.
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.
“People come because they are getting fish from boat to table, sustainably
line-and-hook caught with no gill nets. Our seafood is not farm raised
and that makes a big difference,” said Cindy. It really does make a huge
difference in taste. You can purchase a variety of fish, crab or shrimp to
take home or order from the counter and enjoy on site. Two must-haves
are the halibut fish and chips and an Oregon shrimp and Dungeness crab
boat. This melding of two allows you to have both, and it is so good and
fresh. You can enjoy with the Beckman’s homemade cocktail sauce but
that crab with a squirt of lemon is to die for.
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North Coast Food Trail
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.
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
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Makes 1 1/2 cups of jam (1 large jar or 2 to 3 smaller jars)
1 lb. strawberries
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
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• Once the jam begins to bubble, bring down to medium-low and,
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was hired at the restaurant in July 2017, bringing his
widespread background in menu creation and plating
design to the table. Both bring an overabundance of
commitment to create only the best product to serve each
and every single guest while developing the team from
At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast
on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They
display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the
kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!
116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com
The MAX menu—five of them to be exact—offers eclectic
cuisine, dishing out more than 100 menu items to choose
from 20 hours a day. The team is constantly exploring
new flavors and experimenting with new dishes and
ingredients, along with perfecting existing menu items.
The food is complemented by a warm and inviting
atmosphere; an exciting place to relax and enjoy a good
time, no matter what the occasion. The entire staff is
committed to surpass guest expectations and creating a
food experience that makes guests want to return again.
Take a seat and dine at MAX and see what chefs Michael
and Shawn are up to in the kitchen.
MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel
1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley
MAX AT MIRABEAU
Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated
to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu with more than 100 items, a
wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect
match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte
brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody
Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday
and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered
until close. Open daily at 6am. Photo by Keith Boe.
1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley
509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com
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OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK
A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the
country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads,
soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the
high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails,
microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home
in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic
outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by
Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden
208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com
Photo by Lauren Denos,
Adventure Bound Media
Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style
atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads
and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a
fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the
glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late
every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music
featuring national and local artists. For more information
including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to
visit their website.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
2 SEPARATE RESTAURANTS TO
SATISFY ANY CRAVING
DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS
41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID
Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint
A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly
staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best
seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes
salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked
fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish
215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene
208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
315 Martinis and Tapas
At 315, guests will be treated to a full dinner menu and tapas
using fresh and seasonal food, more than 50 hand-crafted
martinis using the best natural ingredients, great wine, beer
and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can choose
to dine in the large dining room, comfortable lounge, at the
bar our outdoors on their expansive patio. 315 offers nightly
specials and food and drink pairings weekly, and live music
on Tuesday night! The Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway and
elopement packages. Open Tuesday - Saturday 3:15pm - close.
315 Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.9660 | 315MartinisandTapas.com
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
OPEN WED-SUN NIGHTS
A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic
lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it
is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the
winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative
cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a
memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year round.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com
SHOGA SUSHI BAR
Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight
anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional
and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork,
grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining
with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous
service. On Wedsnday nights it’s buy one Sushi Roll get one
half off! Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful
waterfront and spectacular sunset views.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.
Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,
accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They
uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone
of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly
atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio
and full bar there is always something to keep customers
coming back for more.
609 N. Syringa St. | Post Falls | 208.777.7040
5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum
208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com
“There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic
and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine.
Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private
cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR
2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees
and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4-10pm.
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene
208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests
are treated to bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in,
take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed,
and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad.
Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from
Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered
green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with
Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.
85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. | Hayden
TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS
Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned
butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out
the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats
and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line
of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty
sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and
wild game processing are also available.
525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls
208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats
Be a chef at home or dine with us!
• Fresh Fish Market and Sushi Bar
• Smoked Fish
• 12 different kinds of fish and chips
215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene
Locally Owned & Operated
WHAT’S GOING ON
IN COEUR D’ALENE?
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
An Awesome Night of Fundraising
The Coeur d’Alene Chamber Commodores Aw$um
Auction set for April 27
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
THE COEUR D’ALENE CHAMBER COMMODORES INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN
THEM FOR AN EVENING OF FUN AND FUNDRAISING.
The mission of the Commodores is to promote the Chamber and the Coeur
d’Alene community, serving as goodwill ambassadors by undertaking fundraising
projects, promoting businesses through ribbon cuttings and attending open
The 2019 Aw$um Auction takes place Saturday, April 27, 5 to 10pm, at the Best
Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 West Appleway Avenue. The Chamber’s
largest fundraising event of the year, those in attendance will be treated to a fun
evening to include a fabulous dinner and auction. By purchasing a ticket or table,
or through your donation, to the Aw$um Auction, you are helping to support the
Coeur d’Alene Chamber, in turn helping to support the local business community.
The funds raised go to helping the Chamber promote the vitality of this area for
With summer just around the corner, you won’t want to miss your chance to bid
on dozens of fabulous auction items, including everything from golf packages,
zip-lining passes and lodging to dinners and wine—even a pair of pre-season
Seahawks tickets! During the event, there will also be raffles and drawings,
including a $500 cash prize drawing.
This year’s theme is Be Our Guest! Let your inner child shine and come as your
favorite Disney character, though costumes are not mandatory.
Now is the time to make your reservation to attend this fun event to benefit
our local Chamber while connecting with fellow community members and
networking with local businesses! Tickets are priced $70 per person or $510 for a
table of eight and include dinner and auction. For tickets, or to make a donation,
visit CdAChamber.com or contact Brenda at the Chamber office at 208.415.0110 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An evening of food and fun, the Commodores welcome you to be their guest at
this year’s Aw$um Auction.
2nd Annual Food & Wine
2018 marked the first annual Food and Wine Festival at The
Coeur d’Alene Resort and it’s back for its second year. The
three-day festival will feature wine tasting seminars, cooking
classes by award-winning chefs, intimate luncheons with
hand-selected wine pairing, unforgettable award-winning
chef dinners and more. Visit CdAFoodAndWineFest.com for
the weekend lineup and to purchase tickets.
Big Man of CdA: A Womanless
Help raise funds for the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre 7 to
10pm at Coeur d’Alene Eagles. Come see local guys show off
their talents, answer silly questions and wear whatever they
want, because life is too short not to strut your unique! Who will
win the crown at the un-pageant? There will be a 6pm cocktail
hour followed by the show at 7. Tickets are $25 per person and
can be purchased online at CdASummerTheatre.org.
9th Annual Walk for Autism
Come join the Panhandle Autism Society at McEuen Park
in beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene, 10am to noon, for
a morning of awareness, family time and community!
The morning includes a .5-mile family friendly walk and
activities to include raffles, a bounce house, team sign
making and awareness items sale. Register online at
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CLASSIC CAR &
The Coeur d’Alene Chamber’s Biggest Fundraising Event of the Year!
At the Aw$um Auction
Saturday, April 27 • 5:00pm
Best Western Cd’A Inn
Come as your favorite Disney character!
Group costumes encouraged!
Tickets online at
Easter Egg Hunt
Post Falls Parks and Recreation invites the
community to the second annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 1 to 2pm, at Q’emiln Park. The
event is free for all to participate and will take place
rain or shine. Children are encouraged to bring
their own baskets/bags to collect their eggs. This
family friendly event will include six divisions: 1pm
toddlers, 1:15pm 3 to 4 years old, 1:30pm 5 to 7,
1:45pm 8 to 11, 2pm mobility needs and special
needs (max age 15).
Shenanigans 7th Annual
Join Shenanigans in Downtown Coeur d’Alene for
their annual Easter Eggstravaganza, which will be
bigger and better than ever! Not only will they be
giving out 5,000 eggs, there will be an obstacle
course for the kids to run around in, candy, balloons,
gourmet popcorn and so much more! The Easter
Bunny will be there too! Age groups and times are as
follows: 1 to 1:15pm (4 and younger), 2 to 2:15pm (5
to 8) and 3 to 3:15pm (9 to 12).
Walk MS: Coeur d’Alene 2019
Hayden Kite Festival
Join the community for an afternoon of family
friendly kite flying. City of Hayden’s annual Kite
Festival, sponsored by STCU, takes place Saturday,
April 20, noon to 2:30pm at Broadmoore Park in
Hayden. Registration for the event will take place
from noon to 1:30pm. Awards will be announced
Coeur d’Alene City Park will be bustling with food,
drink and camaraderie Saturday, April 27, 11am to
5pm, as OoozaPalooza Food Truck Festival makes
its way back to the park with food trucks from the
Greater Spokane Food Truck Association, beer
garden and fun. Proceeds from alcohol sales will go
to Newby-ginnings of North Idaho and GSFTA Gives
Mother’s Day Market
LCHS Annual Spring Craft &
The annual Lake City High School Spring Craft
and Garden Show takes place 9am to 4pm and
features artists and vendors from all over the
Northwest selling hand-crafted items such as
soaps, purses and jewelry, candles, greeting cards,
wood carvings, local photography, pottery and
more! Proceeds from the show support the Class
of 2019’s drug- and alcohol-free party held on
graduation night. 208.769.0769
37th Annual Spring Dash
Held 9:30am to 12:30m, the 37th annual Spring
Dash is a qualifier for Bloomsday and is a beautiful
5-mile run through Sanders Beach and along Lake
Coeur d’Alene Drive. The start and finish will be in
McEuen Park, where the Tot Trot will kick things
off for kids 10 and younger. Register online at
3Cs Fashion Elegance
Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people
for one powerful cause: to end MS forever. It is because
of the community involvement in Walk MS that people
affected by multiple sclerosis have access to around-theclock
information, support and resources they need to live
their best lives. Team up for someone you love and register
today for Walk MS. The event starts at North Idaho College
at 10am. You can find the link to register on Facebook.
Celebrate mom with a day out and locally made gifts! Coeur
d’Alene Makers is a community gathering of local artists,
jewelers, bakers and crafters staging an open marketplace,
complete with activities for the kids, food samples and much
more. The event takes place from 10am to 4pm at The Coeur
d’ Alene Resort’s Convention Center. CdAMakers.com
Cancer and Community Charities (3Cs) presents their
Fashion Elegance Dinner and Fashion Show Wednesday,
May 1, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Tickets are priced $75 per person $40 tax deductible). For
tickets, call Bobbi Freeman at 208.667.1479 or 509.993.4567.
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• Parenting Resources Scholarships, Summer Camps, Health, Education, Family Friendly
Businesses and Information addressing Children’s Mental Health.
• “Jump into Summer” Fashion Show w/ Special Needs Kids & Canine Models.
• Live Performances from Marimba Cats, Lokahi Dance Academy, Lake City Highland
Dancers, Christian Youth Theatre, Dance Theatre NW, and Spotlight Cheer Leading.
• Photo-Ops w/ Spokane Indian’s Otto & Doris, Aqua Duck, & Cecil the Cardinal.
• Pet Adoption Drive, Carnival Games, Bouncehouse, Arts, Crafts & Sensory Activities.
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