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May 2019 Sandpoint Living Local

MAY 2019

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208-290-5888

Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

Ron@DiscoverSandpoint.com

RIVERSTONE

Impressive waterfront estate comprised of 3.74 acres and 380 feet of gentle frontage. Approached by land on paved roads and by boat with

safe harbor, you'll find this impeccable 5,200 sq home built for generaaons to come. Craaed with the finest components, no detail overlooked

– a true chef’s kitchen with large island and top-end appliances, central great room with soaring ceilings & locally sourced mbers, a

total of four rock fireplaces, luxurious master suite, well-appointed guest suites, and a large home office. Outside gathering areas include

covered porch and paao, a new dock, fabulous landscaping and rock work with water feature & heirloom apple orchard. There is room for

an addiional dwelling to be built. All in a very private seeng approximately 20 minutes' drive to Sandpoint. $1,775,000

Country home on 20 very private, dividable

acres adjacent to Gamlin Lake public lands. Upscale

4-bedroom beauty boassng Brazilian

hardwood floors, large living room, rock fireplaces,

and a kitchen fit for a chef. All on a

paved road with detached garage with shop

space. $445,000

Acreage opportunity outside city limits! 28.13

acres, Suburban zoning, less than 4 miles to

Sandpoint on county-maintained road. Gorgeous

mountain views abound. Property currently

assessed for agricultural use. Electricity

and natural gas available. $425,000

Lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in the heart of

Sandpoint with big kitchen, bright open floor

plan, master suite, full-length deck, raised bed

gardens and fenced yard near schools, parks &

library. $305,000

Local Expert - World Class

Real Estate Professional

Spacious 3-bedroom (plus den/office), 2-bath

beauty in Sandpoint. Large chef's kitchen

boasts custom cabinetry, quartz counters,

stainless steel appliances & serving bar. Separate

family and living rooms, large outdoor deck

& fenced back yard with gorgeous gardens.

$349,000

Fantassc building lot in The Cooages, Sandpoint’s

desirable, upscale neighborhood with

tennis courts, walking paths & community

access to the lake, Enjoy views of Schweitzer

Mountain from this property with City water,

sewer, natural gas & high speed internet.

$99,000

Honored to be voted Sandpoint’s

Finest REALTOR® 2017 & 2018

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Cam B Estate

Family Owned since 1902

Listing # 20180892 | 407 ACRES | Camp Bay Road Sagle, Idaho | $13,500,000

Breathtaking Views of the Green Monarch Mountains

Subject Property Lines

Over 3000 Feet of Amphitheater Style Waterfront

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

Julina.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

www.CampBayEstate.com

RiverStone

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MLS# 201900094 | 647 Sadleback Drive, Naples, Idaho - Enjoy the absolute best views available of the Selkirk Mountain Range off the deck

in your hot tub in this custom built cedar log home in the beautiful gated community of The Meadows at Fall Creek. This isn't your average log

home because it was constructed with cedar "D" logs, a double tongue & groove fitted log with a layer of insulation between each log. "D" Style

log homes are highly desired as there is no chinking between the logs to maintain and the logs hold together in a tight fit for throughout the life

of the home. You will immediately realize the quality of the construction, and appreciate how well this home is maintained. $899,000

MLS# 201900021 | 179 Artemis Way, Hope, Idaho - Looking for an impressive mountain log home overlooking the most breathtaking lake &

scenery in North Idaho? Don't miss this absolutely beautiful & massive Caribou Creek Log Home. Caribou Creek Log Homes are known for their excellence

in quality construction and unique structures. This well designed home features an incredible double-sided stone fireplace with cathedral

ceilings as a living room & kitchen centerpiece. The kitchen is very spacious with a wonderful center island, Viking appliances and a Wolf

stove. The main level master suite will absolutely thrill you when you see the views of the mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. $1,200,000

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

www.IdahoRealEstateListings.com

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Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

Julina.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

RiverStone


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To schedule a tour

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MAY 2019

VOLUME 9 NUMBER 5

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Making Lifelong Memories

Summer camp benefits youth for many reasons

Different Types of Camps to Suit

Your Child’s Tastes

There is one for everyone!

Summer Camp Adventures

Regional Camps abound

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HAPPY MOTHER’S

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We have lots of handmade gifts for the

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This month we celebrate Mother’s Day,

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IS INVITED TO GET ... Lost in the '50s! This

annual event, now in its 34th year, brings back

the styles, the music, the cars of the time. This

month's cover will take you back to the slower

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Contents

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pg. 44

18 Get Featured

Join our Facebook group Northwest Living for a

chance to get your photos, recipes, ideas and much

more featured

22 Essentials

The latest tips and trends

30 Life & Community

Improve Literacy Among Our Youth: CHAFE 150

Gran Fondo will benefit literacy in LPOSD

32 Business Spotlight

Lakeside Medicine and Aesthetics, LLC: Fuhrman

opens Lakeside Medicine

34 Good News

A Beautiful Partnership: Teaching acceptance and

creating friendships at SHS

38 Sandpoint In Focus

Trucks, Mud and Adrenaline: Mountain Mafia raising

new motocross event in North Idaho

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44 Living Local

Sandpoint’s Party of the Year! Nothing's more fun

than getting Lost in the '50s!

50 Business Spotlight

10 Years of Exquisite Luxury Lodging: Satisfying

and exceeding expectations one guest at a time

54 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

64 Feature Story

On Final Approach: Determined and resolute,

trans-Pacific rower continues his quest

92 Travel & Leisure

Coro Mendocino - A Chorus of Winemakers in a

Bucolic Setting

99 Food & Drink

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots around town

and local recipes

105 Arts & Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music, sports

and shows!

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HARD-SURFACE FLOORING

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS

FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

It’s time to start thinking about summer remodel

projects. For many of us, the long winter months spent

indoors have left us feeling like our homes could use a

little sprucing up. One place to start is with new flooring,

but there are so many types to choose from. Following is an

overview of some of the options available on the market

today.

One of the newest and most popular flooring on the market

is LV (luxury vinyl). LV products typically come in modular

planks or tiles that click together, much like a traditional

laminate floor. This type of flooring includes a waterproof

top layer, followed by a composite core and a backing of

some kind. Oftentimes, the backing is a pad made out of a

waterproof rubberized product, or sometimes cork, but it

can also simply be hard plastic. This product is growing in

popularity because it is durable and highly water-resistant,

and it can be made to look like virtually any wood, tile or

even stone on the planet.

With the advent of luxury vinyl products, laminate flooring

(sometimes known by the brand name of Pergo) has certainly

lost some of its prior popularity. However, this flooring

choice still leads the pack for DIY-ers, as it is relatively easy to

install and durable. Though laminate design options are more

limited than LV products, it is still the most economical of all

plank flooring options. It’s a good choice for those looking to

upgrade from carpet without spending a fortune on flooring

and remains popular with builders and contractors due to its

durability and ease of install.

Wood flooring is a confusing topic for many people, which

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flooring on the market is LV (luxury vinyl).

is a little ironic, considering it’s been around

longer than any other type of flooring, short of

stone and earth! There are two basic types of

manufactured wood floor: solid and engineered.

Solid wood is just what you think it might be—a

solid plank of wood finished with some type

of sealant. These floors are what I hear people

referring to as “real wood.” However, engineered

woods are also “real wood.” However, they

typically include a veneered wear surface over

a secondary wood substrate. This allows the

customer to get the look of solid hardwood

without some of the issues that can be associated

with it. Engineered woods offer additional

tensile strength through the use of cross layering

and other manufacturing techniques that have

been specially designed for the longevity of the

product.

While both luxury vinyl and laminate

products can successfully be installed by nonprofessionals,

as long as the manufacturer

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recommend allowing a professional to install

wood floors. They will have the tools and knowhow

to make sure that your wood floors last a

lifetime. Any flooring upgrade is an investment,

and being educated in the strengths and

weaknesses of each type of hard surface will help

ensure you make the right choice for your home

this spring!

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Patty Hutchens

Lori

Padilla

Kindergarten teacher at

Northside Elementary

School

As a kindergarten teacher at

Northside Elementary, Lori

Padilla knows her role is much

more than a “teacher of subjects”;

she also places a great deal of emphasis on

teaching her students kindness.

“It is important to train up these kids to be

amazing little humans. I take a good portion

of my year teaching my kids about kindness.

One saying all my kids know is: ‘See a need,

do a good deed,’” said Lori.

“They don’t need to wait for someone to

tell them to do something kind for others.

It is their job to see someone in need or

something that needs to be fixed and do

something about it. It is amazing watching

kindergarteners jump to the rescue of other

students. They help up that student who

fell. They hold the door for others. They

help a student carry something heavy. If my

students can walk away from this year with

the idea of ‘We choose kindness,’ I would be

so happy.”

Lori is in her third year as a teacher in

Sandpoint, and prior to that she taught in

Nampa, Idaho, for two years and Vancouver,

Washington, for 11 years.

Lori finds great joy in teaching kindergarten

as the children’s excitement is infectious. “I

love trying to turn learning into a song, into

a game or into a fun challenge,” said Lori. “I

love watching kids making connections and

come to realizations on their own.”

And it appears that Lori’s excitement is also

contagious.

“Since she began at Northside, one can often

see us sneaking by to peek into her room to

see what she has designed for her students

to do on any given day. We are often treated

to the sound of her singing, reciting rhymes

designed to help kids learn and her lovely

laughter,” said Northside Principal Perky

Smith-Hagadone. “Her students truly have

sparkling eyes as they reflect her passion

and love of education.”

Over the course of 16 years, there have been

many wonderful teaching moments Lori

has experienced. One recent experience

occurred last year when they put on a

graduation ceremony for the kindergarten

class, which included a slide show.

“As I was showing the slideshow, I started

to get emotional watching all these precious

memories that I have shared with these

students. They become like my children,”

recalls Lori. The kids looked at her and

asked if she was crying. “I admitted I might

be a little. Pretty soon I had a class full of

kindergarteners jumping out of their seat

to come give me one giant ‘class-sized hug.’

What precious memories you collect from

working with children!”

It is not just in the classroom where Lori is

making a difference. According to Perky,

Lori also volunteers as a PTO officer,

volunteers to help during almost every

school event and volunteers to help with

“just about everything.

“We consider ourselves so incredibly lucky

she calls herself a Northside Husky,” said

Perky.

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THE COMMONSENSE

DOG

Acclimate your

dog to the water for

summer fun

By Stephanie Vichinsky, Owner and Head

Trainer of United K9

Summer is just around the corner, and most people want to do

summer things with their dogs. This typically includes walking,

hiking and swimming. The first two are easy if you have a mobile

dog, but sometimes even the most agile of dogs struggles with a

fear of water and swimming.

The best way to alleviate a fear of swimming is to take all of the uncertainty

away by teaching the dog how to swim. (This is usually the recipe for fear

cases regardless of what they are afraid of. Clarity often alleviates fear.)

But how do we go about offering clarity to a dog that is terrified of the

water? Here is a step-by-step recipe that I have found to work with most

dogs.

Step One: Show them how to get out! The easiest way to create comfort

in the dog is to show them how to get out of the water. This is the most

important step of all and should be practiced often. When I first start the

session, I carry the dog out into the water (arms under their chest and

stomach). Once I know the water is just deep enough that the dog can’t

touch, I set the dog down (facing the shore). I continue to support the

dog with my arms and let them paddle a couple feet back to land. I do this

several times so they know how to get out of the water. You will already

see a big drop of fear once they understand this step. (Never let your dog

swim in a current.)

We unintentionally reinforce fear if we try to bring the dog into the water

head on. They are then faced with endless water rather than shore a few

feet away, and it can be overwhelming.

Step Two: Move them further and further from shore and let them

paddle in. A dog life vest is helpful to ensure your dog doesn’t panic after

you let go. It will also help them build strength and endurance without

becoming fatigued.

Step Three: Now that they are more comfortable in the water, I take the

next step and teach them to turn. I support their belly, point them away

from shore, and teach them how to turn toward the shore and swim to

land. We practice this several times in both directions. Because the dog

already understands that there is a way out of the water, they don’t get

overly stressed during the turns.

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The best way to

alleviate a fear

of swimming is

to take all of the

uncertainty away

by teaching the

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We love our pets!

Step Four: Once the dog is comfortable turning

and swimming to shore, I teach them to swim

directly out into the water. I start by standing

in the water where I feel the water is just deep

enough to make the dog swim, and I guide the

dog toward me with a leash. The dog will be a

bit apprehensive at first, but if you have spent

time building a trusting relationship, they will

trust you and swim out. When they get to me, I

help them turn and swim back to shore. Again,

we repeat this step several times. It wouldn't be

appropriate to do this until the dog knows how

to turn and how to exit the water if they get

tired or nervous.

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IMPROVE LITERACY AMONG

CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo will benefit

literacy in LPOSD

By Patty Hutchens | Photo Courtsey of Chafe 150

Mark your calendars and hop on your bike to begin to

train for the 12th Annual CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo,

which has been named one of the top charity rides in

the country. Originally, it was solely a 150-mile route,

a grand loop around the Cabinet

Mountains through scenic spots in

Idaho and Montana, but organizers

now offer additional rides of 100-,

80-, 40- and 30-mile routes as well as a

family fun ride for riders of any level.

This year’s event will take place on

June 15. Online registration ends

on Wednesday, June 12, and onsite

registration is available Friday, June

14, and on the morning of the ride.

Packet pick-up and onsite registrations will take place 3 to 7pm on the

lawn outside of Trinity at City Beach at the Best Western Edgewater

Hotel. There is a minimum donation of $50, and if you fundraise for

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that will feature guest speaker Tristen Chernove, 2016, 2017

and 2018 world champion cyclist and Paralympic gold medalist for

the Canadian Paralympic Team. It promises to be inspiring!

As it has in the past, the CHAFE 150

ride supports education in the Lake

Pend Oreille School District. Over the

course of the past six years, the CHAFE

150 has raised more than $260,000 for

programs that benefited children on

the autism spectrum. This year the

funds will benefit Lake Pend Oreille

School District’s Literacy Initiative

as well as the after-school reading

programs.

To find out more about this incredible event and activities for riders

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Fuhrman Opens

Lakeside Medicine

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WHEN NOT IN THE OFFICE DURING THESE

WARMER MONTHS, YOU WILL FIND KELLY AND

MARK, ALONG WITH THEIR FRENCH BRIARD

“WINSTON,”

ENJOYING THE

OUTDOORS AND

FLY FISHING.

“I FELT LIKE I HAD TO MAKE A CHANGE OR OPEN MY

OWN CLINIC—WHERE THE PATIENT IS FIRST.”

Kelly Fisher-Fuhrman is a board certified advanced registered

nurse practitioner with more than 33 years of experience in the

medical field, working with some of the leading specialists in the

Inland Northwest.

Her career began in 1985, where she spent 24 years at Providence

in Spokane, 18 years at Holy Family Hospital in the ER, 10 years

in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and five years in the Kidney

Dialysis Transplant Unit. Offering a diverse background of

education academic training, patients can trust that they are in

good hands.

“I spent almost 20 years working at Holy Family Emergency

Department. It was my home. But it was during this time I started

to realize that I wanted more,” Kelly says. “I craved information

and wanted to take ‘full care’ of my patients. I wanted to be the one

to plan their care, review labs, order medications, review EKGs

and interpret X-ray findings, CT scans, MRIs, so I applied to the

Nurse Practitioner Program at WSU in Spokane.”

It was then when Kelly met her husband, Mark Fuhrman (FOX

News contributor and author), whom she says has been her

biggest supporter while not only in pursuing her degree but in

starting her own practice.

According to Kelly, the health-care system has taken a turn for the

worse in patient care, as large companies focus on the monetary

benefit, working employees to exhaustion and pushing patients

through the door as quickly as possible. To Kelly, this is not

acceptable, as she believes in community health, that every patient

should receive the best possible care available.

Knowing she could better serve her patients, Fuhrman made the

decision to open up her own practice right here in Sandpoint

Lakeside Medicine and Aesthetics. Opened in September 2018,

patients will find a friendly, trustworthy, medical practice with all

the components necessary for quality—and affordable—patient

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care. Kelly ensures the best in medical services for urgent care and

family practice with the primary goal to take care of her patients first.

Throughout her 30 years in the Inland Northwest medical

community, Kelly has worked with some of the leading specialists in

Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint. Patients requiring additional

care will be directed to Bonner General Health for radiology and ER

evaluation.

Lakeside Medicine provides walk-in urgent care services for minor

emergencies such as laceration repair, abrasions, first-degree burns,

back injuries and steroid injections for joint pain and migraines.

They have a fully equipped procedure room with lab, EKG, IV fluids

for dehydration, skin lesion removal, Cryotherapy for precancerous

lesions, incision and drain for abscess removal. In addition to health

care for the entire family, annual physicals, women’s health, diabetes,

hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma and many aesthetic

services including Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse are available. Visit

LakeMedicine.com for a full list of all family, urgent care and inoffice

surgeries offered on-site.

“I want to be a part of this community and offer patient-centered

care with evidence-based practice in a trustworthy environment,” she

says. “I love my patients and they mean something to me. I know

their first name, their children and families, and I look forward to

every story awaiting me in the exam room.”

Also on staff at the practice are Elina Schultz, LPN, and Becky

Shelton, office manager. Additional nurses are available on call if

needed. Fuhrman employs an off-site billing company, Highpoint

Medical Inc., located in the Coeur d’Alene area to assist with all

patients’ insurance questions and billing needs.

When not in the office during these warmer months, you will find

Kelly and Mark, along with their French Briard “Winston,” enjoying

the outdoors and fly fishing.

If you are looking for a medical provider who is passionate about

putting you and your health first, Kelly and her staff are prepared to

deliver exceptional, personalized health care you deserve. And, you

may even be greeted by Winston.

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A Beautiful Partnership

TEACHING ACCEPTANCE AND CREATING FRIENDSHIPS AT SHS

By Kendall Lang

Photos courtesy the Cedar Post

Staff & Frederick Libby

CEDAR POST

HAS CREATED

A COMMUNITY

WITHIN THEIR

CLASSROOM; A

HEARTWARMING

COMMUNITY, TO

SAY THE LEAST.

“GOOD MORNING SANDPOINT HIGH SCHOOL!

TODAY FOR LUNCH WE HAVE A TURKEY

SANDWICH WITH A SIDE OF MASHED POTATOES

AND GRAVY. WHAT JOKE DO YOU HAVE FOR US,

ANDREW?”

Every morning at Sandpoint High School, a similar

opener resonates through each classroom as familiar

faces deliver the morning video announcements.

The well-known student-led newspaper Cedar Post

has created a community within their classroom;

a heartwarming community, to say the least. The

Cedar Post staff collaborates with the Life Skills class

(Sandpoint High School’s class for special needs

students) in order to brighten each morning with a

joke and a friendly smile.

Samuel Diercks, a 2018 Sandpoint High School

graduate, and Bruin Jones, a senior this year, were the

masters behind initiating this collaboration. It initially

began when the Cedar Post staff wanted to bring

a specific student on to tell a joke. “He always had a

joke for us,” Diercks said, “but we technically weren’t

allowed to have non-Cedar Post members on the

announcements.” After a while, though, “we decided to

break the rules a little.”

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From that tiny rule break blossomed something

extraordinary: a beautiful partnership. Learning

together. Laughing together. The creation of lifelong

friendships. This escalation was received very

respectfully from the student body and faculty. Jones

mentioned that the incorporation of the Life Skills

students, come to be known as ‘The Boyz’ in the

announcements, has been an incredibly beneficial piece

of every day at Sandpoint High School. “Because they

are seen on the announcements, people passing them

in the halls aren’t afraid to say hello. They have put a

face to a name and that student is seen by everyone in

the school.” Cedar Post wanted to alleviate a sense of

isolation—and they successfully did just that.

Andrew Hernandez, a current sophomore, partakes in

the video announcements and has done so for the last

two years. Through the constant friendship of the Cedar

Post students, Hernandez has had the opportunity

to transition from being a shy young man who rarely

would say “hello” to anyone to being recorded, and

those recordings being shown school-wide.

Hernandez’s grandfather, John Juneau, raves about the

Cedar Post staff and their willingness to include his

grandson along with the other students who participate.

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“The students are so excited

to be a part of morning

announcements. I am so

grateful for the partnership

between Cedar Post and our

classroom. The students take

such pride in being a part of

something with their SHS peers.”

welcomed Andrew to be a part of what they do,” John exclaimed. “We are

grateful to the older students who have included him. I know he thinks

of them as friends, and time spent with them really helps him to enjoy

his time at school.”

Family members are not the only people who get to experience the

happiness firsthand. Kristin Storebo, SHS Life Skills teacher, says, “The

students are so excited to be a part of morning announcements. I am so

grateful for the partnership between Cedar Post and our classroom. The

students take such pride in being a part of something with their SHS

peers.”

Not only is the Cedar Post staff a part of the creation of friendships,

they have also been a main factor of the flourishing of the students they

include. Storebo praises the Cedar Post staff in helping develop their

friends and their levels of confidence. “They have an increased sense of

confidence when they see themselves on the video announcements and

feel really connected to the school culture.” And that connection with

the school culture is seen every day walking down the halls. “That is the

most rewarding part for me as a teacher. I love that everyone else gets a

chance to see a glimpse into the personalities of some of these students

that others may not have the opportunity to get to know otherwise.”

Jones confidently spoke about what they did to incorporate their fellow

students. “They have a great time every day they are in our classroom! I

know for a fact that whenever I come back to visit Sandpoint High School

after graduation, the Life Skills classrooms will most definitely be my first

stop.”

Diercks states that not only has this been an amazing experience for the

Life Skills announcers, but it has also been life-changing for the staff

itself. “The most rewarding part was definitely watching how excited they

got talking about watching themselves on the big screen all the time,”

he said. Diercks also mentioned his confidence that there was a reward

across the whole staff, not just personal. “I would definitely say the staff

created lasting relationships with all the Boyz, and they are all so loved.”

Diercks spoke highly of Jones’s ability to create a solid foundation for

this partnership. The desire to keep this tradition in tact is desired by

many. Many students and staff really like seeing these students on the

announcements every day. Also, Cedar Post Advisor Will Love has the

connection with the students as well. From handshakes to joking around

off film, Love gives the students one more friend and mentor to look up

to within the school.

This partnership has been an amazing asset to the Sandpoint High School

environment. It has taught acceptance. It has created friendships. And

most of all, it has brought out the beauty that all students at Sandpoint

High School bring to our community. All in all, it’s a go-dog day!

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SANDPOINT

IN FOCUS

Mac Miltz really just needed to

borrow a trailer, and he knew

Ben Spinney had one. Simple

enough.

But once the two got to talking on their drive from

Sandpoint to Spokane, ideas began to churn.

“We started talking about this concept and idea,

and between other jobs we kept working on it,”

Miltz said. “Then Grey (Whittier) came on board,

and within a year, a year and a half, we ended up

finding the right piece of property, and that’s how

it all jumped off.”

And so born was Mountain Mafia Entertainment,

a company “deeply rooted in outdoor adrenaline

sports,” as they describe it on their website.

The company’s main event—Mountain Havoc,

coming up on its sixth year in June—is the

subject of a six-episode series called “Mountain

Mafia,” originally on the MotorTrend Network

and now available on Amazon Prime.

“It’s not really about us and ‘Mountain Mafia,’”

Miltz said. “It’s truly about the mountain sport

and the drivers and competitors and the raw,

real nature of the competition. That’s where our

genuine feel comes from.”

The show’s first season chronicles the 2018 threeday,

five-event competition, held on a wet, cold

June weekend on the course 11 miles north of

Bonners Ferry. Twenty competitors from around

the Western United States and Canada brought in

their rigs to compete in what is the biggest event

of its kind in the country.

The competition is designed to reward the

best overall driver and vehicle by putting them

through a crucible of off-road challenges: hauling

tires, climbing over boulders and navigating a

motocross-style track.

“It’s respectable, family friendly, pure vehicular

violence,” Spinney said. “When you’re racing

these trucks, you’re seeing red. You’re trying to

push the throttle through the floorboard. You’re

on the razor edge of control.”

The Mountain Mafia retained complete control

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TRUCKS, MUD AND

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MOUNTAIN MAFIA RAISING NEW

MOTOCROSS EVENT IN NORTH IDAHO

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of the show, Miltz said, which was important to

them creatively and practically.

“One of the things we find very important is

we literally own everything we do,” Miltz said.

“We find it important to lead. … We are literally

creating our own niche of off-road motorsport.”

Miltz said he had been getting calls for a number

of years from producers looking for the next

big reality TV subject, but it wasn’t until an

industry function in late 2017 that he found an

opportunity the team was happy with. From

there they began planning in earnest, hiring a

production team Spinney had worked with on

snowboarding videos and preparing the course

for filming.

The course sprawls on a 90-acre tract of land

that Spinney said they at first passed up before

doubling back for another look.

They bought it in 2013 and spent a full year on the

property building out the infrastructure: roads

for competitors as well as spectators, stadium

lights for the fairgrounds, a full irrigation system

to maintain the tracks, and lots of rocks—big

ones.

“We bring in rock from one of the rock quarries

about 2 miles down the road,” Miltz said. “We

take the rocks that can’t fit in the crusher, and he’s

happy to give them to us for a really good price.”

Being a good neighbor is important to the

Mountain Mafia, because they’ve witnessed other

big outdoor events do the opposite, alienating

a lot of potential partners and squelching the

sport’s growth. The group’s name comes from

the Italian but not so much the connotations that

conjure images from “The Godfather.”

Rather, they talk about the Italian phrase “mafia,”

which comes from cosa nostra, meaning “our

thing, our way.”

“Mountain Mafia is, to us, family,” Miltz said. “We

keep creating that atmosphere, not necessarily

just about family, but constantly expanding the

mafia family, whether you’re into motorsport or

any other activity.”

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Miltz grew up in Michigan and ended up in college at the University of

Montana in Missoula. He kept heading West and ultimately landed in

Sandpoint.

With a degree in business management and a minor in media art, Miltz

wanted to start something that was his own, and partnering with Spinney

and Whittier just made sense to him.

Spinney, a competitive snowboarder who built the first terrain park

features on Schweitzer and went on to design them at numerous resorts

around the West, grew up in Sandpoint and always had a love for mountain

sports—and cars.

“Before I could even drive a car I was fixing cars, working on cars, building

stuff,” Spinney said. “I’ve always been into monster trucks and the extreme

side of automobiles.”

Whittier brings experience in off-roading and fabricating.

“It’s truly about that right team at the right time,” Miltz said. “We always

say between the three of us, without one of us none of this would have ever

happened.”

The Purcell Trench Ranch has developed a reputation as the best venue for

this type of off-roading in the country, “The Super Bowl for this type of

racing,” Miltz said, and “the pinnacle for what we do.”

They have worked to develop relationships with regional qualifiers in other

western states and in Canada so that there are more opportunities for

competitors. Some of those who come to Idaho for Havoc are planning and

creating their own courses, Spinney said, fueling his optimism that the sport

is going to keep growing.

Spinney recounted a time at a recent party in Spokane when a man came up

to him, trying to place his face.

“‘Dude, I saw you on TV. You’re the host of the ‘Mountain Mafia’ show,’”

Spinney said the man exclaimed as he made the connection. “That really hit

me. There’s no ceiling because the way we run our stuff, it’s our thing and we

do it our way, and we have some good structure.”

Miltz and Spinney kept coming back to the significance of their creative

control and how they want to be sure to represent competitors and their

sport accurately and fairly.

“Up until recently, often motorsport has had a sour taste in people’s mouths.

… Some of these events have created issues with neighbors, zoning stuff,”

Miltz said. “But what we created is we’re family friendly. It’s a lot easier to

have families there and having the quality people there, and when these

families and crews realize there’s a safe spot and professional spot to

participate or spectate, they tell friends and families, and that’s how we’ve

grown.”

Season 2 of “Mountain Mafia” is a go, they said, and film crews will be back

for Mountain Havoc June 7 through 9. Miltz said they’re planning a few

changes based on their experience last season, including mic-ing up the

trucks so people can hear the unique sound of each. They had also planned

to film some at the “Wake the Squatch” qualifier on the Ranch in April for

supplemental footage.

All of it has Miltz and Spinney excited about the future of “vehicular

violence.”

“We’re going for higher quality, more action and more airtime,” Spinney

said. “It’s worldwide. It’s pretty rad.”

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many good players I had to beat,” he said of

achieving his rank.

His coach, Kent Anderson, is thrilled to have

Charlie on his team and is proud of what

Charlie has already accomplished.

“Charlie is playing number one singles this

year, which is an incredible accomplishment

for a sophomore,” said Anderson. “He thrives

on competition and is not afraid of the effort

required to play at this level. His matches are

consistently against players aspiring to play at

the college level, which can be both daunting

and exhilarating!”

As for Charlie, he credits Anderson with

encouraging him to pursue tennis and to

strive to do his best.

“I really enjoy all aspects of the sport from the

competition to the awesome atmosphere on

the team,” said Charlie. “One of the best parts

of Sandpoint tennis is definitely the amazing

coaches. I most likely would not have

continued tennis into high school if Kent

Anderson did not help me find a passion for

tennis.”

With a GPA above 3.5, Anderson said

Charlie is an extremely hard worker and

is willing to put in the hours required to

be a top player in the state. “His positive

attitude is at the forefront of his success,” said

Anderson. “Charlie is definitely a model for

his teammates to aspire to, whether younger

or older. Having players of this caliber is such

an important component to overall team

chemistry.”

Being involved in tennis has taught Charlie

that everything is a mental game. “If you can

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“I have learned the importance of a good

work ethic and the crucial bond that one

forms with their team,” said Jenny who has

been named Rookie of the Year, Sandpoint

Tennis Association Player of the Year and was

nominated for the North Idaho Hall Fame.

Jenny also plays volleyball for the Bulldogs

and was captain of the JV team and was

named MVP. “For varsity, I was a two-year

starter and was Most Improved Player,” said

Jenny, who is an honor roll student, a member

of the National Honor Society and plays flute

in the symphonic band.

is the team’s junior captain and one of the

most respected players on the team.

“She plays with power, grace and finesse and

is in constant control of her emotions,” said

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studies when she attends college and will

forego any organized sports. She is interested

in majoring in political science and plans to

focus on international business and foreign

policy. “I want to see a positive change in the

world and would love nothing more than to be

a part of that change.”

Her tennis coach, Kent Anderson, says Jenny

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SANDPOINT’S PARTY OF

THE YEAR!

NOTHING'S MORE FUN THAN GETTING LOST IN THE '50S!

BY TERESA PESCE

Can you guess what time it is?

Hints:​

- Vintage cars on parade cruisin’ through Sandpoint, gleaming

in the sun ...​

- Nighttime streets packed with bobby-soxers and cool dudes with slickedback

hair, rocking out to Rockin’ Robin...​

​Yes! You got it on one! It’s time for the 34th Annual Lost in the ‘50s, when

the whole town turns out to turn back the clock! Unpack those poodle

skirts and penny loafers, and block out the weekend of May 16 through 18.

It’s the party of the year—and you’re invited!​

​In case you wonder how this retro-event started, it was 34 years ago by

Carolyn Gleason. With an interesting idea to bring some old-time rock ‘n’

roll to downtown Sandpoint, she organized the very first Lost in the ‘50s.

Since this was in the digital dinosaur years of pre-social media, Carolyn

actually walked from door to door inviting people with vintage cars to

bring them to the event. Today, Carolyn and a ton of volunteers are still the

heart and soul of this event as people throng to Sandpoint from all over the

world to happily time travel back to “Happy Days” and the Fonz.​

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UNPACK THOSE POODLE SKIRTS AND PENNY

LOAFERS, AND BLOCK OUT THE WEEKEND

OF MAY 16 THROUGH 18. IT’S THE PARTY OF

THE YEAR—AND YOU’RE INVITED!​

​The good times start rolling Thursday, May 16, at the Bonner County

Fairgrounds as everyone gets to go to Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven, a packedout

show powered by ‘50s rockstar impersonators so authentic you’ll be

asking for their autograph! This year Elvis will be there and Jerry Lee

Lewis (Lance Lipinsky) is coming, plus other surprise guests! It’s a rockin’

launch for an awesome weekend. ​

​What are the ‘50s without cruisin’ in a very cool car with the engine

thrumming and the radio blasting? Friday, May 17, is the Vintage Car

Parade! Even if you don’t know a carburetor from a car hop, this parade

is amazing! Restored to perfection, high-polished vintage vehicles drive

right out of the past and cruise through Downtown Sandpoint, looping

first east down Church Street then north up First Avenue and back west

up Cedar Street. Pick a spot anywhere along the parade route to watch

and wave! Parade starts at 6pm.​

​When the last car has eased on by, the crowds flow into the street at

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BASHFUL DAN YOUNG...

was the enthusiastic DJ for the Friday night street dance for 25 years! “I think the 25-year mark

is a good time to pass the baton, don’t you?” Dan asks as he reminisces over his quarter century

of rocking Downtown Sandpoint. “The biggest thing about Lost is Carolyn Gleason, who made

this the premier model, the example for anyone who wants to do such an event,” says Dan.

“Everybody goes, everybody belongs, and that is what community is all about. A Lost costume

is so simple: jeans, sneakers, white socks, T-shirt. For girls it can just be a scarf. Everybody goes,

everybody belongs, and that is what community is all about.” ​

​The question becomes, is there room in his chest for a heart so big? A lifelong volunteer, Dan

was Citizen of the Year 2005. His life brims with what he calls “collectible” family: people he has

worked with side by side through the years in a vast range of volunteer activities, often to bring

the music to events. What he loves about Lost is the community perspective his quarter century

gives him. “You see a little girl standing on her dad’s boots, dancing. Twenty-five years later she

comes back with her own kids! I posted an older picture two or three years ago of some kids

standing in the street and put a current picture beside it. Now some of them are moms! If you

hang around long enough you get to see it all happen.”

For 25 years Dan played what he calls “a diehard ‘50s and ‘60s song list” and says, “I couldn’t get

out of there without playing Rockin’ Robin more than once.” Our only comfort as Dan moves on

to other volunteer opportunities is that the rock ‘n’ roll he gave us is here to stay.​


roll at the famous (free!) Street Dance! Come

in costume or come as you are! This year’s DJ

is Terry Owens, owner of Sandcreek Sound and

a member of the Lost in the 50s' street band for

five years. Want to dance some more? Hey, it’s

the 50s! Of course there’s more dancing! Check

out the Show and Dance at the Bonner County

Fairgrounds! Oh, what a Friday Night ... with

Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, and Freddie

“Boom Boom” Cannon. ​

process. It’s free, of course! And all around

there’s the happiness of music, food and fun for

everyone.​

​For the grand finale, catch the Saturday

night Show and Dance at the Bonner County

Fairgrounds with Little Anthony and the

Imperials! The evening is the flourishing finale

of a fantastic weekend for everyone 21 and older,

with doors opening at 6:30pm. ​

Saturday, May 18, it’s the Car Show! Downtown

Sandpoint will be filled with hundreds of hot

rods and classics shining in the sun, parked all

up and down First, Cedar, Main, Second and

Third avenues. The crowds are invited to stroll

along and see them up close from 9:30am to

3:45pm. Many of the proud owners will be there,

and you can get the lowdown on the restoration

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​Just one more shout-out to Carolyn Gleason and

her volunteers for another year of Lost in the

‘50s: We’d be lost without you!​

​If you don’t have tickets for absolutely everything,

get them now because there is nothing in this

three-day celebration you’ll want to miss. For

information, call 208.263.9321. ​

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF HEATHER PEDERSON

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Talus Rock Retreat in beautiful Sandpoint provides an

experience for guests like no other; unforgettable in every

way imaginable.

When just newlyweds, Bruce and Heather Mehra-Pedersen

vowed that if they were ever blessed with abundance, they would build

something to give back and “serve those who serve others.” In staying

true to their core vision and faith, their family home was shared with

family and friends as well as people who mentored or sacrificed for them

along the way (such as pastors, teachers, soldiers and missionaries).

“When the economic recession of ‘08 hit, it ignited the conversion to

(establish) a ‘for-profit’ enterprise in an effort to hold onto our ‘love

letter,’” says Heather. “The infrastructure was already in place, so we

opened it up to the idea of hosting tourists.” In turn, the couple opened

their home, Talus Rock Retreat, to the public.

Perfectly situated on an 18-acre “wilderness playground” only 1 mile from

Downtown Sandpoint, it has become a destination hotspot for a variety

of visitors and can sleep up to 24 guests. Built with the commitment of

giving back, each key staff member in this social venture has a heart for

service as well as an innate sense of community.

The property offers the perfect fusion of fun and function. Talus is

furnished with three fully equipped kitchens, a home theater, hot tub,

heated outdoor pool, radiant heated floors, stunning mosaics, coppercolored

tin ceilings, a tree shower, waterfall, fish-stocked pond, and a

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views of Lake Pend Oreille and the spectacular Cabinet Mountains.

“To us, it’s all about the details and recognizing that people crave

something positively unexpected, yet delightful,” Heather says, adding,

“We aim to provide customized service one guest at a time—not just to

satisfy but to exceed guests’ expectations.”

It is the deliberate, yet natural, balance of warm hospitality while meeting

respect for guest privacy that creates an exclusive welcoming experience.

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“The ambience of Talus will engage you, or let you be. It may inspire

you or simply provide you with a place to relax in peace and quiet,” says

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Kids and adults alike will enjoy the many activities, both indoors and

out, as they can serve up a movie, watch the sunset, roast smokies and

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“From single-room romantic getaways to families and corporate

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As TripAdvisor’s “Area’s Best Lodging” for 10 years and counting, Bruce

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THAT RUSTED OUT JALOPY

Be that shiny, maintained and restored classic

By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS, Owner, CrossFit Sandpoint

Driving around North Idaho, you’re privy to see lots and lots of

rusted out old vehicles in the front yards of people’s houses. This

has always been a fascinating thing for me.

No, I don’t have fantasies of scooping them up and fixing them.

But I am always struck by the thoughts of:

• At one time or another, that was a perfect, shiny, brand new car. A new

car is typically a pretty large investment for someone, and usually they get

pretty upset at the first ding or scratch, let alone completely rusting through

in a field somewhere. Someone probably loved it and thought it was fantastic

enough to make a significant financial decision to purchase it.

• What was the situation the last time that thing was parked? Was the plan to

leave it there for the next 10 years or was it an “I’ll get to that in the summer”

and then it just never happened?

• It’s weird that two cars could be made at the exact same time and one could

be left to die in a field while the other has been perfectly maintained, enough

to one day be in a parade and admired by onlookers.

Realistically, here’s what I think happens:

• Minor dings and scratches happen. They don’t get fixed, so the owner

devalues the car in both their mind and their actions.

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YOUR GOAL

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BE THE SHINY,

MAINTAINED

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• Preventative maintenance isn’t kept up on.

• Things start to break and aren’t fixed.

• The owner figures, “I’ll get to that later when I

can afford it,” or they just don’t care at all because

it still functions.

• Eventually, the list of needed repairs and

cosmetic issues become so overwhelming, and

the cost to fix it daunting, that it’s not worth it to

the owner, and the car is left to die.

These things happen, and they happen a lot.

Cars are passed down from owner to owner,

accumulating more and more of these things.

Eventually, the cars are left to die, scrapped or

taken to the junkyard. (I know this for a fact

because I’ve got one I’m parking out in my

garage.)

An interesting parallel for me as a fitness and

nutrition coach is how this is strikingly similar

to how people treat their bodies, their health and

their wellness.

All of the above are the same things that happen

to us as we age. We get nicks and scratches, we

have things break that need major repairs, and

we need preventative maintenance to ensure a

long and healthy life.

Most people don’t set themselves in a field to rust

out and perish for years and years. Instead, they

do it on a couch. As the tolls of life accumulate

and are not paid, eventually the cost becomes

too great to overcome.

We all know people in some decade of life who

are in an incredible state of disrepair, yet we all

also know people of the exact same age who

appear nearly new and ready for another five or

six decades.

Your goal should be to be the shiny, maintained

and restored classic for as long as you possibly

can. To achieve this, you need to remember

that it’s typically the accumulation of small

issues—that can be fixed or restored—that will

eventually disable you. So take care of yourself.

Fix your issues, do your maintenance and keep

the long game in sight. Maybe someday we’ll

see you in a parade and we’ll marvel at your

condition.

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FACIAL

WRINKLES

Three Easy Ways to Reduce

or Prevent Facial Wrinkles

By Bri Williams, RN, BSN, Refined Aesthetics

Med Spa, pllc

Whether you are middle aged and feeling

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or you are in your 20s and are afraid of

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quick but effective list of easy-to-follow tips to reduce—or

even prevent—facial wrinkles.

Avoid Unprotected Sun Exposure

Unprotected sun exposure is the leading cause of skin

cancer and premature aging, and you should protect

yourself from it the best you can. Regardless of the weather,

sunscreen should be worn every single day. Choose one that

is at least SPF 35 and reapply every two to three hours; more

frequently if you are sweating or swimming.

In addition, it is helpful to have a physical barrier when

possible. Find shade when you’re at the beach, wear a

large brimmed hat, never forget your sunglasses and find

clothing/swimsuits with built-in sun protection. Rash

guards, rather than bikini tops, allow you to be outdoors

all day without the dreaded sunburn on your chest and

shoulders.

Watch your sleeping habits

Most of us have heard the phrase, "I need to get my beauty

sleep." Not only is it important to get enough sleep for

overall health, but how you sleep can also affect how you

age.

During sleep our bodies repair at a cellular level. This

allows for cell turnover and production, leaving our bodies

and skin rejuvenated. Lack of sleep can lead to a dull

complexion, dry skin and collagen breakdown, all of which

make us appear older. Aim for at least eight hours a night.

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Look and feel

your best.

If possible, also try to avoid sleeping on your

stomach or side. Having your face pressed into a

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There are pillows designed to cradle your head in

a way that prevents your face from being creased

while you sleep. If sleeping on your back is out of

the question, try googling “beauty pillow.”

Avoid damage while cleansing (and drying)

It is important to cleanse your skin daily, especially

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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

IF YOU SUSPECT A STROKE, ACT IMMEDIATELY

Article provided by Bonner General Health

The American Stroke Association has taught us how to identify

symptoms of stroke F.A.S.T. Face drooping, Arm weakness,

Slurred words or trouble with speech means it is Time to call

911. While these are the most common signs of stroke, the

sudden onset of additional symptoms is also an indicator a

stroke has occurred.

A stroke is a “brain attack” that occurs when blood vessels in the brain are

blocked or burst, which leads to the sudden onset of symptoms. There are 10

signs to look for to recognize a stroke has occurred. You are encouraged to

act immediately and call 911 if you experience the sudden onset of any of the

symptoms listed below:

1. Confusion - unable to understand what is happening, cannot think clearly,

feeling off

2. Difficulty understanding - unable to comprehend speech or language

3. Dizziness - feeling faint, lightheaded or like the room is spinning

4. Loss of Balance - being unstable with no coordination

5. Numbness - a tingling sensation in the face, arm or leg; feels like pins and

needles

6. Severe headache - pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck with no

known cause

7. Trouble speaking - unable to speak, or slurred speech

8. Trouble walking - stumbling, unable to walk straight

9. Vision changes - blurred vision or trouble seeing out of one or both eyes

10. Weakness - Lack of strength in the face, arm or leg, especially on one

side of the body

These symptoms, or a combination of these symptoms, are not unique to

stroke, but the sudden onset may be a sign of stroke and require medical

attention. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Trust your instincts,

and if you suspect a stroke, call 911 immediately. Do not try to diagnose the

symptoms yourself or wait to see if the symptoms go away. When it comes

to stroke, every minute counts. “Time Equals Brain” means that immediate

medical attention can help prevent brain damage and long-term disability

following a stroke and increase recovery.

Bonner General Health’s Telestroke Network gives stroke patients the best

chance for a full recovery. Stroke patients have access to stroke specialists

with Providence Neuroscience Network from Bonner General Health’s

Emergency Department 24 hours a day. Patients are given a CT scan as a

standard diagnostic tool to determine if there is a brain bleed or a blocked

blood vessel. Their vital signs are taken and discussed in real time with

neurologists who evaluate their symptoms via a wheeled teleconference pod

equipped with two-way audio and video.

Stroke treatment begins with diagnosing the extent of the stroke. Neurologists

need to see the patient’s eyes and motor skills, and they need to hear the

patient speak. With this technology, a neurologist is no longer miles away,

which saves valuable time that can lead to the successful treatment of stroke

symptoms.

For more information about Bonner General Health’s Telestroke program, go

to BonnerGeneral.org/telestroke-program.

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A

PRESCRIPTION

FOR RELIEF

Pool therapy can benefit

those with fibromyalgia

By Amanda Thome, PT, DPT

ImPACT Concussion Trained,

Cornerstone Physical Therapy

WATER-BASED

EXERCISES OF

MODERATE INTENSITY

TWO TO THREE

TIMES A WEEK FOR AT

LEAST FOUR WEEKS

CAN BE BENEFICIAL

FOR THOSE WITH

FIBROMYALGIA.

Approximately 10 million people in the

United States have been diagnosed with

fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia affects more

women than men and can affect adults

and children alike. There is no one test to diagnose

fibromyalgia. In 2010, the American College of

Rheumatology updated their classification for

diagnosing fibromyalgia to the following: Symptoms

had to be present for three or more months and

include widespread pain accompanied by allied

symptoms related to sleep disturbances, clarity

of thinking and fatigue, and no other disorder to

explain said symptoms. The updated classification

takes the above factors into consideration in order

to score a person with fibromyalgia on a scale of

zero to 31.

Often times those with fibromyalgia are not

dealing with this diagnosis alone. Common

overlapping disorders include fatigue and sleep

disturbances, secondary Raynaud’s syndrome,

restless leg syndrome, memory issues, migraines/

tension headaches, back pain, TMJ pain, other

musculoskeletal complaints, irritable bowel

syndrome, major depression or panic disorders,

thyroid issues and SICCA (Sjogren’s syndrome).

An approach to treating fibromyalgia is suggested

to be a multidisciplinary team approach to include

physical therapy and occupational therapy, nutrition

counseling, physician management, psychology

interventions, massage and acupuncture, and other

outside activities such as Pilates or yoga.

Much research has been done on the impact of

warm water (pool temperature 90 degrees or more)

for the treatment of fibromyalgia. It has been found

that aerobic training consisting of land or waterbased

exercises of moderate intensity two to three

times a week for at least four weeks can be beneficial

for those with fibromyalgia. In 2018, a meta-analysis

study of randomized controlled trials found that

aquatic exercise programs reduced pain scores by up

to 33 percent in those with fibromyalgia compared

to those who did not participate in exercise. One

study found that, after three weeks of water therapy,

the water therapy group had increased sleep by one

hour a night and reported less daytime napping

than those that participated in three weeks of land

therapy.

Deep water running has also been found to

decrease pain and improve function in those with

fibromyalgia after eight weeks compared to those

only completing lower body exercise programs.

The deep water running group also showed

improvements on their emotional wellness scores

which were not improved with the lower body

exercise groups.

One common theme for successful treatment of

fibromyalgia using the pool included programs

with therapy supervision for 30 to 60 minutes two

to four times a week that incorporated warmup and

cool downs, relaxation techniques, a component

of strengthening and/or mild stretching with an

aerobic component targeting 60 to 80 percent of the

client's heart rate max.

Some recommended home techniques for those

dealing with fibromyalgia include occasional

practice of diaphragmatic breathing and practicing

good sleep hygiene. This means limiting screen

time before bed; have consistent bedtimes; try

sleeping in a cool, dark and quiet space; limit

daytime naps; watch your diet; and get exercise

and sunlight during the day. If you or someone you

know is dealing with fibromyalgia, talk with your

health-care provider about your treatment options

including warm water pool therapy.

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EVOLVING OUR

APPROACH TO

HIGH CHOLESTEROL

IT’S NOT AS SIMPLE AS YOU THINK

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

High cholesterol is a common concern for many. This

often leads to dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments

and medication. The most common culprit is

thought to be a saturated-fat, high-cholesterol

diet. Yet, there is growing research pointing to additional

considerations.

When we consider heart disease, high cholesterol is typically

thought to be right up at the top of the list as a significant

risk factor. As cholesterol builds up in our arteries, it causes

narrowing and formation of plaques. It’s kind of a waxy, sticky

substance. This leads to restriction of blood flow. Not a good

thing.

There are also behaviors that are typically thought of that cause

the body to create more low-density lipoprotein, or LDL. This

is what we often think of as the “bad” cholesterol. According

to the American Heart Association, these behaviors include

lack of physical activity, exposure to cigarette smoke and excess

weight.

You can easily get your cholesterol checked to see if it is high.

This is a standard test that your doctor or health practitioner

will run. There are at-home tests that you can order via the

Internet. Even some pharmacies will get you a peek at what is

going on.

You may be surprised to hear that your cholesterol levels are

high, especially the LDL side. This is because having high levels

does not normally produce any symptoms. You may also be

diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia, which is a fancy name

for high cholesterol.

Plaques form in arteries when cholesterol joins with fatty

substances, cellular waste, calcium, metals and fibrin. These

can grow and narrow the artery or break free and get stuck

somewhere else. The result could be a stroke or heart attack.

High cholesterol could also be looked at as a symptom rather

than a disease. This is because there are factors other than just

a poor diet that can contribute to the problem. This includes

chronic infection, gut microbiome dysbiosis, blood sugar

imbalances, poor thyroid function and environmental toxins.

Even genetics play a role.

Cholesterol in and of itself is not unhealthy. Your body needs it

and makes it in the liver because it is so essential. It is a critical

part of cell walls, used in the making of digestive juices, supports

the body to create vitamin D and enables the production of

important hormones. Proper nerve function depends upon

adequate cholesterol.

With some doctors, there is strong disagreement that total

cholesterol is an accurate predictor of cardiovascular risk.

Current research is showing that this marker, along with LDL,

is not associated with heart disease. There are other markers

that may give a better idea of overall risk. This includes LDL

particle number, HDL particle number and lipoprotein(a).

The message about high cholesterol is not as simple as lowering

saturated fat and reducing cholesterol intake. There are so many

factors that can go into seeing these numbers rise. Looking

deeper into other markers of heart disease and considering

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On Final

Approach

Determined and resolute,

trans-Pacific rower continues

his quest

BY DAN AZNOFF

PHOTOS COURTESY OF JACOB HENDRICKSON

Off course and months behind schedule, Jacob Hendrickson

continues to propel his custom-made row boat toward what

he hopes will be a triumphant landfall in Australia.

The former Air Force pilot began his marathon journey in

July 2018 for what had been charted to be a 9,150-nautical mile journey

from Neah Bay in the northwestern corner of Washington state to Perth

on the west coast of Australia. He has admitted the schedule was an

optimistic view of a daunting physical and mental challenge for one

man to accomplish alone.

Hendrickson has been tracked by a team on the mainland who have

stood by in case the adventurer ran into forces of Mother Nature that

threatened his survival. He also had an emergency beacon stowed in

his protected cabin that connected to a satellite operated by the Federal

Communication Commission.

Early entries in his weekly blogs at JacobAdoram.com allowed anybody

to keep up with his observations and growing doubts about the

magnitude of the challenge he had taken on. His initial blogs allowed

followers to share his sea-level observations and his musing about the

journey he had undertaken.

He has rowed his custom-built 28-foot Emerson with prevailing

currents and often against unpredictable weather patterns that threw

him hundreds of miles off course. As of mid-April, Hendrickson

was meandering east of the Solomon Islands and true north of New

Caledonia with a 10.7 mile-per-hour wind at his back.

The aviator was forced to make a decision last December at the fivemonth

point of his crossing that he later described as “not really a

decision at all.”

He had lowered his sea anchor due to a low-pressure system that was

apparently passing north of the Hawaiian Islands. He waited and drifted

before contemplating the safe choice of turning back toward Hawaii

because he was running low on provisions.

“Should I continue past Hawaii as planned? We already know it's not

as planned; I'm a couple of months behind schedule. Should I continue

past Hawaii even though I'm short on food? That's the real question.

“We also know there is no question, I'll continue.”

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But that’s when Hendrickson also showed his first signs of doubt.

“The wheels haven't fallen off yet, or the rudder, or the rudder drive that

sounds like imminent death (I'm working on it). Pending catastrophe

between here and Hawaii, I'll continue.”

He welcomed a visitor to his solitary journey on Day No. 189 when a

blue-footed Booby checked out the unusual craft before finally coming

in for a social call.

“The Booby is interested in Emerson,” Hendrickson wrote. “Between

passes low in the troughs, he hesitates directly above the boat, eyes

darting left and right. The tail feathers spread, the wings broaden, giving

the Booby an extra few seconds of reconnaissance before slipping back

into a trough.

On the next pass, the Booby commits—it’s time for a landing. Emerson

is 28 feet long, with plenty of flat surfaces. This Booby instead decides to

land on the thin edge of the raised hardtop, about 3 feet from my face.

“He ignores me entirely.”

The solo sailor admitted having an extended conversation with the

unusual sea bird, admitting to the Booby that he was rowing and not

paddling like a bird on the surface of the water.

The conversations with himself evolved into trite observations of his

surroundings.


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“I don't have cup holders anywhere, with the

exception of makeshift devices constructed with 550

parachute cord. It's just a thin rope, so the improvised

cup holders only hold until about 35 degrees of roll.

After which, I have a projectile coffee mug on my

hands.”

That was the same day that the native of Austin,

Texas, faced the reality that he would no longer be

able to update his Garmin map because the device

had caught fire through what was an apparent short

in the charging cable.

“Well, it was more of a red, smoldering, smoking,

rubber dripping situation,” he wrote. “Everything is

under control, just no more text messages.”

The fighter pilot spent as many hours as he could

observing and supervising the construction of his

custom-built rowboat at Schooner Boatworks in

Portland, Oregon. Hendrickson flew A-10 Warthogs

in Afghanistan while he saved up enough money and

recruited sponsors to pay the hundreds of thousands

of dollars he estimated would be needed for the solo

crossing.

The boat was the concept for the ocean-going

rowboat, the last boat designed by the legendary

boat designer Eric Sponberg before his retirement.

Hendrickson’s boat was featured in an article on

the famed designer authored for an issue of “Boat

Builder” magazine.

Sponberg was so proud of the craft he designed for

the Air Force pilot, he included it on his personal

website. For his safety, Hendrickson has worn a

four-point harness to prevent him from being tossed

overboard in rough seas. His 28-foot boat weighed

only 22 pounds before being stocked with provisions

for the voyage.

The would-be captain was on hand to be part of the

testing of the boat while under construction. The

innovative design of the craft allowed it to right itself

even if it was toppled over by high waves.

“I sat in the boat with the four-point harness when

the boat was flipped during a test run,” he recalled.

“My head was under water for only a few moments

before the boat righted itself and I was vertical again.”

The safety precautions went beyond the design of

He has rowed his

custom-built 28-foot

Emerson with prevailing

currents and often

against unpredictable

weather patterns that

threw him hundreds of

miles off course.

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By the time

Hendrickson made

his decision to forge

ahead on that fateful

afternoon, imagination

had become his best

form of entertainment.

the craft. Hendrickson said the row boat was

equipped with the latest in electronics to guard

him against any unforeseen situations. He

described the high-tech safety measures his

own Risk Management Plan.

By the time Hendrickson made his decision

to forge ahead on that fateful afternoon,

imagination had become his best form of

entertainment. That included many lengthy

conversations with himself.

Early entries in his blog were focused on the

physical challenge, including descriptions of

the aches that riddled his body.

“Physically, I'm holding up well,” he wrote

on December 5 of last year. “I'm not taking

medications for any ailments, so I'd say that's

excellent. I'm still working through various

joint and muscle pains, but nothing worth

complaining about.”

By Day No. 230 on March 6 of this year he was

much more philosophical.

“I can't think of anything I know with certainty.

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Not even 1+1=2 works anymore, since

apparently on the quantum scale 1+1 doesn't

just mean 2. It seems we don't need absolute

certainty to survive, since we are all here. The

stories of our ancestors say we don't need

certainty, we need something called faith. Faith

isn't knowing either, it's something else.

“As far as I can tell, nobody truly knows

anything. It's obviously terribly unproductive

to just declare nobody knows anything.”

The images and impressions that he had held

inside for so long as a cadet at the Air Force

Academy and being ordered to deliver deadly

weapons against unsuspecting enemies that

were only specs in the sand when he flew sorties

in Afghanistan had suddenly become vivid

images that surrounded him on his small craft

in the middle of the Pacific.

“I know there are some things in life that

improve my situation, and others that are

detrimental, and sometimes I get it wrong,” he

wrote in his blog on one especially dark night.

“I know feelings influence my decisions in

some manner even if I don't understand how

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or why. I know there are certain ways to act

that are acceptable, and I know I've gotten that

wrong too.

‘It's like a self-correcting sine wave,

overshooting certainty, oscillating closer and

closer to some semblance of knowledge, but

never truly arriving. Maybe somewhere in that

narrowing oscillation lies wisdom.”

Hendrickson had hoped his experience as an

aviator together with his working knowledge

of navigation would allow him to take on

the challenge many said was impossible. The

currents and the winds at sea level, he said,

present a different range of challenges than

flying Mach 1.0 at 30,000 feet.

“The currents can act like the wind, but that’s

where the similarities end,” he explained.

“For a journey of this length, I had to make

considerations as to the types of freeze-dried

foods I could take along, how much toothpaste

to pack, how much butane I would need to boil

water, what type of music would inspire me

and, most importantly, when I need to deploy

the sea anchor.”


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When he passed into the Southern Hemisphere,

the Milky Way and other familiar constellations

were no longer in their usual place in the night

sky. Hendrickson began his journey with a

full complement of electronic equipment to

help guide him across the lonely stretches of

ocean. But he continued to rely on his sextant

and his compass to remain true to his desire to

duplicate the efforts of sea captains who sailed

the uncharted seas centuries ago.

“I've determined I'm unable to visualize how

the earth is oriented within our galaxy using

casual observation. I keep looking at the band

of Milky Way rotating above our heads, then

imagine that we are also in that Milky Way,

then imagine the earth spinning and orbiting

within some arm of the Milky Way, but unsure

where I am relative to the band of stars above,”

he wrote. “Up, down, north, south, all that gets

confused in my head, mainly because I'm not

sure if there's a north for the galaxy?”

Then his thoughts passed from philosophy to

physics.

“Is the location of where we think the Big Bang

took place, the cosmic north? How have I not

figured this out before?”

And then beyond the Earth sciences.

The images and

impressions that

he had held

inside for so

long as a cadet

at the Air Force

Academy

“The sound rushes back in. Awake again.

The sensation of waking always fascinates

me. Especially the sound. It's the conscious

awareness that sound is again available for

sensory input that is peculiar. It feels like a

forgotten crescendo found an opening back

into space and time.”

He wrote that he was certain that he would

run out of the pre-packaged, high-protein

meals he had stored below deck. Hendrickson

contemplated eating less but eventually utilized

the fishing gear he had brought along to catch

some fresh meat.

Hendrickson was realistic about the degree of

difficulty he had created for himself before he

made his first pull on an oar. He was aware that

his physical limitations or forces beyond his

control could force him off course enough that

he could miss his ultimate goal altogether.

“Odds are that I very well may end up in

Hawaii or California,” he confided with

friends. “Wherever my journey ends, it will be

a valuable learning experience for my life.”

At his present rate and direction, Hendrickson

could make landfall on the Solomon Islands or

the tiny atoll of Vanuatu before he reaches his

ultimate goal of Australia.

Regardless of where he sets foot on dry land,

the solo navigator told friends he is looking

forward to sitting down at a table for a meal

of food that is not dehydrated and not freezedried.

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three books that document colorful periods of

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Making Lifelong

Memories

Summer camp benefits youth for many reasons

BY BY PATTY HUTCHENS

It’s what childhood memories are made of. Summer camp for many is a time to try new activities, meet new friends and gain

some independence from Mom and Dad. But the benefits extend far beyond that and can teach children values that will help

guide them through life.

One of the most important things to realize is that it is not easy for some children to make friends, and the bonding that

occurs in a camp setting is far different than when one is in school or engaged in athletics. At overnight camp in particular, kids are

living together and experiencing life without distractions. In this setting, they can really forge a bond unlike any other friendship. With

counselors present to make sure all are included, it can put a parent’s mind at ease wondering if their child will fit in and be accepted.

While it may be hard to send your child to an overnight camp, you may want to start out with a camp that isn’t so long, and I’m sure by

the end they will be asking if they can stay longer next time.

Technology in today’s world has exploded exponentially, making it harder than ever to become “unplugged.”

Unfortunately, connecting one-on-one and in person has become less frequent. Taking a break from technology

is something we all should do, but rarely act upon. Allowing your child to do so will allow him or her

time to connect with others, learn from positive role models such as camp counselors and gain a greater

appreciation of nature, outdoor activities and things that keep their mind and body engaged. And

hopefully the break from technology will translate to less screen time away from camp as well.

A child who has attended camp is likely to develop a sense of independence earlier than those

who may not attend camp. The growth of a child can be amazing when the parent or parents are

actually absent (but under other adult supervision). And it doesn’t stop there. Most people who

have sent a child to college have remarked how much the young adult has “grown up” after only

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one semester away from home. With that independence also

comes a sense of empowerment—something that will serve

them well in life.

Living together for a period of time at camp can also teach

children the concept of teamwork. Whether it is working

together on a project, helping one another solve challenges

or simply turning to one another for advice, living and

experiencing each day together can build a strong bond and

give a child, who may not otherwise be on an athletic team,

a sense of what it is like to be part of a team. Teaching a child

how to be a team player will give them the tools they need to

build good and long-lasting relationships throughout their

lives.

Trying new activities and finding things they enjoy is a great

way to build a child’s self-confidence—something that will

definitely benefit them as they go through life. It is natural for

a child to feel more pressure with his or her parents watching,

so camp is a great opportunity to explore various activities.

A child’s first time doing anything, whether it is paddling

a canoe, swimming or riding a horse, can be activities that

may push them out of their comfort zone, but doing these

things while being supported by camp counselors, in a safe

environment, can do much to build their self-confidence.

There are so many different kinds of camps that it is important

to explore what one is right for your child. Do they want to

learn more about a particular activity or sport? Investigate

what camps are available that will help teach your child more

about these skills or topics.

For children with special needs or who may have special

medical needs such as diabetes, going to a camp that caters

to those needs can open a whole new world to them. It can

help them realize that they are not alone in their world.

Connecting with other kids who face the same daily

challenges they do can provide a newfound confidence.

And for those who have suffered a major loss in their lives,

many hospice organizations provide a camp for kids who are

grieving.

Camp can be expensive, but there are ones available that

provide scholarships or even payment on a sliding scale.

Don’t let cost be a deterrent to providing lifelong memories

for your child.

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While there are

countless long-term

benefits to sending your

child to overnight camp, it

can be tough on both kids

and parents. Some ways to

make the transition easier

is to visit the camp prior to

attending. Many offer open

houses or will gladly provide

a tour to families who are

interested.

It is also helpful to sign your

children up to attend camp with

a friend, sibling or other relative.

It’s always nice to see a familiar

face, especially if you are feeling

a bit homesick.

Lastly, go the old-fashioned route

of sending letters to your child. In

your correspondence, be sure to not

include things that may make them

feel homesick. Avoid details of the

“fun” things going on at home or how

much you miss them. Instead, make the

letters encouraging and inquire about

their activities.

Whatever you decide, know that sending

your child to camp is an opportunity

to give them a life-long gift—a gift of

memories, learning, developing new skills

and connecting with others whom they may

have never had the opportunity to meet if it

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Different

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SUIT YOUR CHILD’S TASTE

BY COLIN ANDERSON

S

ummer is nearly here, and unless you plan on keeping the kids busy every day on

your own, it’s time to register for summer camp. Camp offers kids of all ages a chance

to meet new friends, develop skills, learn something new, find a lifelong hobby and

allows Mom and Dad a bit of breathing room as well. There are thousands of camps

across the country focusing on a variety of interests.

Sports Camps

If your child is moving on from learning how to play a sport to a competitive team, athletic

camps are a great way to improve their skills during the off-season. In summer, many universities,

community colleges, high schools and AAU groups put together weeklong camps. Instructors are

typically current coaches and players, and children get advice and coaching from those who are

dedicated to the sport. If your child is serious about pursuing top-tier competition during high

school and looking at furthering a sports career upon graduation, it’s best to get them in front of

team representatives at an early age. There are also plenty of camps out there for kids who just want

to learn to play golf or tennis, improve their ice skating or try out a new sport.

Art Camps

An unfortunate reality for many schools across the country is the slashing of funding for the arts.

Kids being able to express themselves through drawing and painting, acting and theatre, or music is

vital to helping create a well-rounded individual. Art camps focus on bringing out the creative side

in a young mind while also helping kids break out of their comfort zone. Theatre camps work on

acting and performing skills in a group setting and, at the end of the week, campers put on a show

in front of a live audience. Practicing an instrument alone all summer isn’t ideal, but music camps

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allow your musician to get back in a group setting.

Those who like to draw, paint and sculpt can learn

advanced techniques from professional artists.

Spiritual/Religious Camps

Churches were some of the first organizations

to begin putting together summer camps for

children, realizing that learning about faith in an

environment that also allows kids to burn off some energy, meet new friends

and be without Mom and Dad for a few days was highly beneficial. These camps

are all a little different but most incorporate teaching of the faith in dealing

with everyday situations. There are Bible study camps that are typically more

faith-driven and outdoor recreation camps that tend to encourage children to

meet and interact with new kids of a similar faith. Check with your church as

even if they do not offer one there is likely a regional faith-based camp they

can put you in touch with.

Wilderness/Outdoors Camps

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts aren’t the only campers who can experience the

great outdoors. Many communities have summer camps with lodges in the

wilderness or on the shores of a lake. Kids can swim and learn to fish or canoe.

Campers can practice archery, arts and crafts, and learn to build a fire as well

as other wilderness survival skills. The YMCA is a great resource for weeklong

day camps that again focus on building new relationships, skills and

confidence. Many of these camps are also cell-phone free, so kids learn how

to put the phone and video games down for awhile and communicate face-toface

with their peers.

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Education Camps

The summer slip has been well documented as those

students not in year-round school often take a bit of a

step back in the learning process when they return to

school in the fall. Summer classes can help keep the

mind sharp. Students who might be struggling on a

particular subject receive more attention from educators

allowing them a better chance at success. College-prep

courses are often offered as well, and students can study

for Advanced Placement tests that, if passed, can often

knock out a couple of college credits while they are still

in high school.

While these camps are all tried and true, there are also

hundreds of unique experiences out there for those

looking at a new challenge or something a little more

out of the box.

NASA offers Space Camps at the Kennedy Space Center

in Florida and also at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

in Huntsville, Alabama. Here students learn robotics

and get to speak directly with astronauts who have been

to outer space.

Microsoft is offering free summer technology classes at

all of its local stores. DigiGirlz Coding is offered to girls

11 through 18 and is taught by professional women in

the tech industry. Kids ages 6 and older can learn basic

coding of games like Minecraft and Harry Potter Kano.

And if you thought summer camp was only for kids, don’t

worry—there is a place for grownups too! Adults-only

camps are beginning to grow in popularity as grownups

look to relive some of their favorite childhood memories

now with other adults and a different perspective on the

world. These include all your favorite camp games, crafts

and activities often mixed in with a few adult beverages

as well.

No matter the camp, giving your child an opportunity to

meet new friends, challenge themselves and be on their

own for a short while will be something that will likely

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Regional Camps ABOUND

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

Make this summer one your kids will remember for years to come by signing them up

for one of THE many day or overnight camps the area has to offer—from life on the

ranch to exploring the wilderness. Fun and new friends await.

CAMP SWEYOLAKAN

With six weeklong camps to choose from, Camp Sweyolakan, located on a

rustic 300-acre camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Mica Bay and only accessible

by boat, will delight children ages 5 (must be entering first grade in the fall) to

18. Activities include everything from hiking, boating, swimming and fishing

to archery, forestry, outdoor skills, science projects and challenge courses. For

those first-time campers, there is an option for them to attend a shorter fournight

overnight camp or a five-day Outbackers Day Camp Session. What better

way to get the kids outdoors, meet new friends, nurture their independence, all

in a positive and beautiful environment? CampFireInc.org

CASTLE ROCK RANCH CAMP

A summer camp designed for girls ages 8 through 15, Castle Rock Ranch

Camp, located in Kingston, Idaho (45 minutes east of Coeur d’Alene) will

introduce your daughters and granddaughters to life on the ranch. During the

long summer days at camp, activities and adventure abounds, sure to keep girls

busy and engaged. From caring for the animals (goats, cows, chickens, pigs and

horses), harvesting vegetables and picking berries, crafts and cooking, riding

horses, hiking, river fun and more, this camp on the ranch will breathe fresh

life into your child. Though the second session has already been booked to

capacity, there is still availability to attend Session 1, a one-week camp held July

7 through 14. CastleRockRanchCamp.com.

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CAMP LUTHERHAVEN

If you are looking for your child to spend countless hours this summer

enjoying positive outdoor recreation, games and activities while developing

faith, values, self-confidence, meaningful relationships and new skills, look

no further than Camp Lutherhaven. Situated on scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene (8

miles south of Coeur d’Alene), surrounded by majestic trees and inspirational

views, a variety of camps are offered all summer long: Trek Camp for seventh

through ninth graders and ninth through 12th graders, Family Champ Camp

Weekend (all ages and designed for children with developmental or physical

needs), Kindercamp (a weekend camp for ages 4 and 5 and their "big person"),

Lutherhaven Treehouse Village (weeklong camp for fourth through sixth

graders) and more. Lutherhaven.com

CAMP KROC – SALVATION

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There will be no shortage of fun for the kids this summer, with summer

boredom a thing of the past, with nine weeks of camp with Camp Kroc starting

June 17 and continuing through August 23. Each week offers campers activities

designed with Christian values in mind. Dozens of week-long day camps

are available to choose from for ages 4 through 16, from Mini Camps of art,

dance, science, film production, rockets and S.T.E.M. to Adventure Camps

with rock climbing, swimming and field games. There's something for all ages.

Scholarships are available for Camp Kroc on a case-by-case basis for families in

need. KrocCdA.org

CAMP KANIKSU

This three-day two-night grief camp for kids and teens takes place June 28

through 30 at Camp Lutherhaven. Thanks to Hospice of North Idaho, each

summer children ages 6 through 16 who have experienced a loss through

death are welcomed to attend the camp, which provides them a warm and

compassionate place where they can be with others who are experiencing

a similar journey. Since 2012, Camp Kaniksu has provided children a safe

place where they can work through their grief in a loving and supportive

environment while having fun. Activities such as riding the zip line, climbing a

rock wall and paddling the canoes are designed to assist children through the

bereavement process. There is no cost to attend the camp. Space is limited to 45

campers. HospiceOfNorthIdaho.org/Camp-Kaniksu

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CAMPS

The Twin Eagles Wilderness School summer camps offer experiences that

will bring kids back to a simpler, more connected way of life. For more than

a decade, they have been offering day and overnight camps for kids ages 6

through 18 in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and Priest River. Campers

will learn: how to make fire by friction, traditional archery, tracking wild

animals, building natural shelters, earth-based crafts, stories, songs and more!

Theme-based day camps (Nature Adventurers, Wilderness Survival and Nature

Ninjas) are available for ages 6 through 13. The Overnight Outdoor Adventure

Camp, an experience unlike any other, is available to kids and teens ages 10

through 18. TwinEagles.org

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Coro Mendocino

A Chorus of Winemakers in a Bucolic Setting

Travel a little further for an authentic experience

By Marguerite Cleveland

Photos Courtesy of Kevin Brutocao, Visit Mendocino and The Testa Ranch

There is a scene at the end of the movie “A Walk in the Clouds” when a horrific fire destroys a family’s

vineyards. All is not lost with the discovery of an old root which the family will use to reestablish the

vineyards. For this wine tour of Mendocino County, the focus is on some of the original families,

the roots of the wine industry in the area. These are the fourth and fifth generations of Italian

immigrants, many growing grapes for more than 100 years. With names like Brutocao, Graziano, Parducci,

Barra and Testa, their wines reflect this heritage.

Mendocino County is a climatically diverse region bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, redwood forests

to the north and split by the Coastal Mountain Range. Within these extremes are warm valleys with lots of sun

perfect for growing grapes.

If you are a red wine lover, one of the best ways to experience Mendocino wine is with Coro Mendocino. This is

the first wine in the United States to brand itself similar to a European appellation with their strict rules. Each

wine passes through four blind tastings before it is declared worthy of the Coro Mendocino label.

“Coro was established to show off our world-class grapes and the innovative people associated with them;

generations of family farming that has since brought new farmers and ranchers to this great agricultural

community we call Mendocino County,” says Hoss Milone, winemaker for Brutocao Cellars. “Zinfandel makes

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“CORO WAS ESTABLISHED TO SHOW OFF OUR

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NEW FARMERS AND RANCHERS TO THIS

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MENDOCINO COUNTY."

has a Zin blend that is Coro. Currently our 2015 vintage is for sale.

Every summer is when we release. Our next release event for the 2016

Coro is on July 16, 2019, with 11 wineries offering tastings of their own

individual Coros at the Mendocino Music Festival in the iconic Village

of Mendocino on the coast.

“The establishment of Coro started over 15 years ago when a group of

Mendocino county winemakers got together to discuss a project that

could define what Mendocino winemaking was all about. We started

with Zinfandel, but the beauty of the project has been the Old-World

varietals that are such an important part of each unique blend, and it

showcases the diversity of the grapes grown in this county,” says Steve

Brutocao, president and CEO of Brutocao Family Vineyards.

For a very authentic stay, choose the Testa House as your home during

your visit. This lovely craftsmen-style three-bedroom farmhouse was

built in 1927 by the original Italian immigrants who farmed the land.

This vintage home is filled with original features and old Testa family

photos yet has all the modern conveniences for a comfortable stay.

“Staying at our Testa House is truly something special. It is a place to get

away and relax but still feel right at home. You wake up and have your

coffee to the waterfront view and end the day with a glass of wine on

the back porch overlooking the vineyard. At Testa you are surrounded

by 106 years of history, beautiful vineyards, a working winery, old rustic

barns and our Tasting Room, which is just steps from the house. There

is truly nothing else like it," says Maria Martinson, a fourth-generation

winemaker and owner of the Testa Ranch.

Begin or end your wine tasting day at the Testa Tasting Room. At each

stop of your tasting journey, be sure and try the Coro Mendocino; these

red blends are a work of art with each winemaker showcasing their

skills. It is interesting to taste each winemaker’s Coro Mendocino and to

compare the differences. Not far from Testa are Barra of Mendocino and

Parducci tasting rooms. If you prefer to picnic at the wineries, plan to

swing by the Redwood Valley Market, a cute little local store with a deli.

After your first round of tastings head into Ukiah to School Street, which

has local boutiques and a bookstore. For lunch visit Schat's Bakery for

fresh soups, sandwiches and salads or to pick up some treats for breakfast

at the Testa House. The Bottle Shop is very popular with locals. This deli

makes great sandwiches, and don’t forget to add the Mendo mustard.

They have a variety of pasta salads and other grab-and-go items to pack

a picnic.

In the afternoon head to Hopland for some more wine tasting. Another

fourth-generation run vineyard and winery is Brutocao Cellars. “Our

long history of grape growing and winemaking goes back 75 years

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when my grandfather, Irv Bliss, first bought the

property that is now fondly called the Bliss Ranch.

Every bottle has family involvement, from my

brother Len growing the grapes, to my brother

David helping to make the wine, to myself and my

nephews Ryan and Kevin marketing and selling the

finished product. It all starts in the vineyard, and the ground is sacred

to us. This is the same land that our grandpa fell in love with; that our

mom helped pick grapes on; that our dad saw the vision and potential of

and expanded our business; that my brothers and I have continued that

passion and that our children will after us,” says Steve.

Also in Hopland is the Graziano family of wines. This is another old

Italian family with the fourth generation working in the company.

Graziano has a very good Coro Mendocino and four separate labels for

their wines.

For dinner a must is The Broiler Steak House in Redwood Valley. It has

been around since 1966 serving juicy steaks, seafood and other yummy

dishes. This is where the locals go for a nice meal or family celebration.

It’s just unpretentious and good. Another restaurant getting a lot of buzz

is Patrona Restaurant and Lounge. Owned by wine chefs Bridget and

Craig, the two are passionate about their community, and the menus are

based on what is available from local purveyors. Their award-winning

wine list is heavy on Mendocino County wines, which are all kept in a

temperature-controlled wine room.

There are so many unique activities available to see and do while in the

area. Head up to Willits and catch The Skunk Train. The two-hour Wolf

Train Turn will take you into the Redwood-rich Noyo River Canyon

where you will see the giants Redwoods from the comfort of a train.

Montgomery Woods State Park is another location to see the Redwoods

while enjoying a nice hike.

For a more relaxing experience visit the Vichy Hot Springs and buy a

day use pass which includes the use of the famous "champagne" Vichy

Mineral Baths, Olympic-size swimming pool (in season), Hot Pool and

private 700 acres of walking and hiking trails. Picnic tables are available

throughout the grounds for guests' enjoyment. There is a waterfall onsite,

and it is spectacular this year due to all the recent rain. The Testa

House is pretty centrally located. If you wish to go further afield, Willits

is an interesting town to visit. From there you can head west to Fort Bragg

for a nice day trip to the coast.

To get to Mendocino County, fly into the San Francisco International

Airport. It is a two-and-a-half hour scenic drive that takes you over the

Golden Gate Bridge. It is about an hour further than Napa or Sonoma but

well worth the drive.

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

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A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year round.

Reservations recommended.

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Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety

of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,

sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each

guest’s tastes and preferences.

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Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh & unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newlyexpanded

menu has brought even more choices

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

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

dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

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

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

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

Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted

Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and

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

salads and homemade soups. Something for everyone from

7am - 5pm daily.

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CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

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

daily and menu items include fresh apple doughnuts, chicken

and waffles and more! Dinner items include fresh meatloaf and

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

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the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls,

pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on their homemade

bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 box of crackers

2 salamis of your choice (1 thin sliced and 1 thick sliced)

2 wedges of your preferred cheese (We chose a soft brie and a

mild gouda, but choose any cheese you prefer.)

1 stem of grapes (about ½ cup)

1 roma tomato, halved

½ cup strawberries, halved

½ cucumber, sliced

⅓ cup raspberries

¼ cup cherry tomatoes

¼ cup almonds

SPARKLING GRAPEFRUIT TONIC:

Grapefruit juice

Tonic Water

METHOD:

• Assemble platter by first washing and slicing all fruits and vegetables.

• Add crackers in a small section, then begin adding in your larger

items first such as cheese and salami.

• Continue by adding all elements of the cheese board onto the

platter. We used an elongated wooden board to serve. Begin with

small quantities on the board and refresh during the event so all

produce and salami are fresh for your guests.

• For the sparkling grapefruit tonic, fill a glass with ice. Pour 1 part

juice to 2 parts tonic water. Stir and serve.

• Serve your fresh spring cheese board with a refreshing grapefruit

tonic and enjoy!

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There is something for everyone

ENTERTAINMENT

JUNE 1st

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Museum Finds

New Home

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Since 2007, people from all over the globe

have flocked to the Bird Museum just

south of Sandpoint to witness important

pieces of aviation history and learn about

innovators who have contributed greatly to

modern technology. One of those innovators, Dr.

Forrest Bird, founded the museum with his wife,

Dr. Pamela Bird. The two passed away within

a couple months of one another in 2015. Since

that time, Pamela’s daughter, Rachel Schwam, has

served as the museum’s director.

Forrest Bird is known mostly for his invention of

the modern respirator, which has saved thousands

of lives. In addition, Bird, a veteran of World

War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, invented

a World War II fighter pilot regulator enabling

pilots to reach an altitude of 40,000 feet, which

provided them a distinct advantage when it came

to fighting.

In addition to housing aircraft from the pre-World

War I era, vintage cars and exhibits of inventions,

the Bird Museum also offers educational

opportunities for all ages. The museum is

currently on the family’s property in Sagle but will

open at Pappy Boyington Field in Haydenwith a

target date of June 1—a move that will allow it

to continue to operate and be accessible to even

more people.

In a letter to supporters of the museum, Schwam

wrote, "By obtaining this new location, the

museum will be able to continue to stay open for

years to come and serve the public, and we will

continue our mission to educate visitors about the

historic contributions of aviators and innovators

who have helped create modern technology,

and celebrate these individuals who have forever

changed the way we live."

Whatever age you are, there is something for

everyone at the Bird Museum. Whether it is

a field trip with the school, a family day out

or just another opportunity to learn, The Bird

Aviation Museum and Invention Center, which

is dedicated to those aviators and innovators who

have and will continue to change the world, is a

must see.

The museum hours will be Tuesday through

Saturday, 9am to 3pm, with special group tour

times available.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY

03

Hospice Kids Camp Concert & Silent

Auction

Bonner General Health Community Hospice presents their Hospice Kids Camp

Concert and Silent Auction, featuring Stone Cloud 4 and High Trees n' Ammunition

at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Food by Sandpoint Curry will be available for

purchase, as well as beverages for purchase by Eichardts. Held 6 to 10pm, tickets

are $10 each and available at Sandpoint Super Drug, Evans Brothers, Eichardts and

the Fairgrounds. 208.263.1441

MAY

04

Rotary's 2019 Gala: Dinner to

Die For

Join the Rotary Club of Sandpoint Saturday, May 4, at

5:30pm at the Sandpoint Events Center. Murder at Great

Spatsby is the setting for the Rotary Club of Sandpoint’s

annual Gala. Join them for an evening of mystery, fabulous

entertainment (you'll be part of it, and feel free to dress up in

theme) and delicious gourmet dinner prepared by the Tango

Cafe. Bid on auction items from travel to one-of-a-kind

desserts prepared by Sandpoint's finest chefs and dessert

masters. DinnerToDieFor.org

MAY

05

Cinco de Mayo at Trinity at

City Beach

MAY

04

"Share the Love" Art

Scholarship Auction

Support a budding young artist by participating in

Artworks' fourth annual "Share the Love" silent auction

and reception. Bidding on original art pieces opened at

the Artworks gallery at 11am Sunday, April 28. Bidding

will close Saturday, May 4, in conjunction with a reception

celebration from 4:30 to 7:30pm. All proceeds will be

awarded as a scholarship to a local-area graduating senior

planning on a post secondary program in the arts. For

more information, call 208.263.2642.

MAY

08

Bike to School Day

MAY

04

Farmers Market Opening

Day

It's Farmers Market season! Head downtown to Farmin

Park on Third Avenue and Oak Street Saturday, May 4,

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

to locally grown fresh produce, baked goods and

handcrafted arts and crafts. In addition to the Saturday

markets, the Farmers Market is also held Wednesdays 3 to

5:30pm. SandpointFarmersMarket.com

MAY

14

7B Women Luncheon

Join Leadership Sandpoint 3 to 7pm for their annual Cinco

de Mayo Fundraiser, held at Trinity at City Beach! Those

in attendance will enjoy food and drinks, music, a silent

auction and, as always, an amazing raffle! This year's event

benefits Bonner Homeless Transitions, which works to

ensure that everyone in the community has a place to call

home. For more information, call 208.263.2161.

Lake Pend Oreille School District Safe Routes to School

invites you to join students nationwide on May 8 for Bike to

School Day. This event raises awareness of the need to create

safer routes for biking and emphasize the importance of

issues such as increasing physical activity among children,

biking safety, traffic congestion and environmental concerns.

National Bike to School Day is a national event. Sponsored

locally by LPOSD #84 Safe Routes to School, for more

information, call 208.263.2184 ext. 1124.

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The 7B Women’s May Luncheon will be held 11:45am to 1pm

at Tango Café and is open to everyone in the community,

men and women. The cost is $21 or $16 for 7B Women

members. Guest speaker Kimberly Manning, senior director

of brand at Kochava, will speak on the topic of overcoming

challenges in a male-dominated workforce. Register online

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4 CINCO DE MAYO PARTY

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8 TRUCK MILLS &

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11 DASH 9PM - 12AM

15 TRUCK MILLS &

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6PM - 9PM

16 BOSÀYA & TROY LINDSEY

8PM - 11PM

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2PM - 5PM

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9PM - 12AM

22 TRUCK MILLS &

CARL REY

6PM -9PM

23

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MAY

16-

18

34th Annual Lost in the '50s

This is a Sandpoint community favorite not to be missed! This year's event will once

again feature terrific musical acts each night with concerts and dances. The three-day

event includes Rock 'n' Roll Heaven, Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, Freddie Cannon,

Rocky and the Rollers, and Little Anthony and The Imperials, a vintage car parade,

street dances, show and dance, car show and more! Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s.

MAY

20

Sports Physical Clinic

If your child is interested in playing school sports in the fall,

they will need a sports physical. This is required for students

entering grades seven, nine and 11 in the fall or students

entering eighth, 10th or 12th grade who did not have a

physical the previous year. Monday, May 20, 6 to 8pm, stop

in at Family Health Center of Sandpoint for their Sports

Physical Clinic. No appointment is needed, and check-in

starts at 5:30.

MAY

24

Live Music with Heat Speak

Head to 219 Lounge as Spokane-based orchestral folk

ensemble Heat Speak makes its Sandpoint debut to share

their unique blend of indie folk gypsy fusion. The band

features: Dario Ré (guitar, keys, ukulele, vocals), Phil Pintor

(violin), Michael Starry (upright bass), Caroline Bickford

(cello), Zack Zuniga (percussion) and Andie Daisley (vocals).

They'll be playing 9pm to midnight. 219.bar

MAY

26

Great Scott

Hosted by Northwest Bach Festival at Pend d'Oreille

Winery, join them Sunday, May 26, 5 to 7pm for Great

Scott: A Celebration of Scott Joplin's Timeless Music. The

performance features Richard Dowling playing the music of

Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime. Tickets are $40 for general

admission and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at

BrownPaperTickets.com.

MAY

28

4th Annual All Stars Student

Concert

Join Music Conservatory of Sandpoint 7 to 9pm for this

show comprised of the very best of MCS as their hardestworking

and highest-achieving students bring their talent

to the stage of the historic Panida Theater. Tickets are

$10 for adults, $5 for youth 18 and younger and available

at The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main Street

(208.265.4444), or at the Panida the night of the event.

SandpointConservatory.org

MAY

30

Yappy Hour

Head to Evans Brothers Coffee for this month’s Yappy

Hour. These monthly events take place at select

sponsoring local businesses on the last Thursday from 4

to 7pm. There will be a secure area for dogs and humans,

beer from Laughing Dog Brewery and wine. While the

two-legged guests enjoy an opportunity to unwind, the

dogs get to play, socialize and have a wonderful time. All

proceeds benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter.

MAY- JUNE

31-02

Football & Cheer Summer

Bulldog Camp

Free summer camp for youth football and cheer athletes.

Come out to Great Northern Field for the Summer Bulldog

Camp, where you will improve your skills, perform

development drills and have fun. This will be the third

year of this wonderful summer camp! As always, the event

is free for participants. Camp starts at 6pm and runs until

8pm each day. Call 208.290.1888 for more information.

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